... and so will 2016. The earliest they could roll out GAT 3 to get everyone to redo their Bridge and get a decent flow of moolah out of the chumps is 2017. That leaves them far short of the regular income to run their Church on a day-to-day basis, which I estimate to be $100m per year (includes paying lawyers). I think actual fixed donations income for training, auditing and materials will settle down to just a quarter of their running costs by mid 2015 so 2015 and 2016 will be "The Year of the Whale" in the Church. The whales will have to give a lot to keep the Church running those two years until income can pick up again in 2017. I predict that early next year there are already arrangements in place for a whale to beach itself to thunderous applause. A whale who gives all their money to the Church and becomes a Sea Org member. Then that ex-whale Sea Org member will solicit really large donations from the other whales and those whales will give much more than before, faced with that major sacrifice. If they did that then whale income would easily double and will tide them over until 2017 in time for GAT 3.