Scientology's Super Power Building in Clearwater, Florida, is complete - fundraising for it ain't

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by amaX, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. amaX Member

    Thank you to Death Hamster who reminded me of this little tidbit.

    The certificate of occupancy was granted to the Super Power Building in June of 2011.

    This means that the building passed all inspections and is ready for use.

    It's now sat ready and unused for 13 months.
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  2. BigBeard Member

    Since he micromanged the design of the interior, they're probably hung up on finding a fine enough grade of whale oil for the "oiliness" table to satisfy the dwarf.

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  3. Anonymous Member

    I have it on the best authority that the little oily midget uses rapeseed oil. He adores the name. It makes him giggle.
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  4. Internetzin Member

    Are there staff coming and going on maintenance/cleaning duties?
  5. Quentinanon Member

    I bet the Racketeering Technology Center has to make sure that the oiliness table is fully debugged and 100% standard.
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  6. Anonymous Member

    They're having a difficult time getting the vomit stains out of the carpet around the astronaut gyroscope ride.
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  7. Random guy Member

    Does such a certificate expire at some point if it remains unused?
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  8. Anonymous Member

    good question.
  9. fishypants Moderator

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  10. RightOn Member

    are their fines involved with no occupancy after a enough time passes?
  11. CarterUSP Member

    Big empty buildings still drain funds for upkeep. How long before another donation drive to keep it open?
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  12. BigBeard Member

    If they have the Final Certificate of Occupancy, unfortunately no. Thinking about it, it's not uncommon for office buildings to sit empty waiting for tenants, and they don't get dinged for being empty. The only thing I can see that might get them is if they let the building start deteriorating.

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  13. Random guy Member

    I suppose a bella den isn't a Clearwater phenomenon?
  14. CarterUSP Member

    Even if it incurs no additional costs, let it stand there empty as a lasting momument to scientologists everywhere that something isn't right. A constant reminder that DMs promises fell flat and that maybe, just maybe, scientology isn't expanding after all.
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  15. RightOn Member

    is it has been 13 months since it was approved.
    perhaps a "Happy Birthday to The STILL EMPTY Super Power Building" is in order?
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  16. amaX Member

    BigBeard speaks the truth. As long as they keep up the landscaping and pieces of the building aren't falling off then it's good to sit there as long as the cult wants.

    They never stop regging them for super power money. The last con we heard they were using was to tell them that the building was paid for, but now they are collecting money for maintenance.

    We've been asking some of the rich sci's who show up for regging sessions when the building would be opened and a couple of them said it would be opened last year and they said it through clenched teeth. I can't imagine any of them are happy that it's still not open.
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  17. CarterUSP Member

    The usual scilon way of working:
    - Give us monays to build a Supah Powah building.
    - Then, hip hip hurrah for DM, scientology is expanding like never before, now we have a building. So we need you to flow monays for maintenance.
    - Then hip hip hurrah, unprecedented expansion across all dynamics, now we need monays to get it staffed
    - Then hip hip hurrah we're good to go, planetary clearing is within our grasp, now give us monays so you can do the Seekrit Supah Powah Rundowns.
    - You don't have supah powahs? Give us monays for corrective auditing for missed withholds.
    - Please buy new Golden Age of Tech basics again and get the freedom that LRH wanted you to have as well as the new improved DM bridge...
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  18. Anonymous Member

    Scientology: Pyramid-into-a-Black-Hole scam.
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  19. Anonymous Member

    I think maybe they have backed themselves into a corner the bldg is suppose to contain;
    An underground basement equipped with kitchens and dining spaces capable of accommodating nearly 900 people at a time
    Twenty-two course training rooms large enough to handle 1,800 people at a time
    Three hundred church counseling rooms designed to handle "auditing" sessions for as many as 1,200 people a day
    A Huge bookstore..who's gonna buy all that crap?
    Where are they going to get all those people from? Maybe their projections/Reality have changed with all the recent bad news/Pr, they might be losing their Cash-Cow NN$$. If they open that supa-thing up and it's practically empty all the time how are they going to lie their way out of that one? That bldg is Massive and there are only maybe 40-55 thousand of them if that maybe 10yrs ago they could have pulled it off, not now though.
  20. DeathHamster Member

    At some point the Fort Harrison was supposed to go back on the tax rolls as a hotel, and the SP Building come off as a religious function thingy.
  21. amaX Member

    a year and a half ago i would have said there's no way, but nation of islam is ramming scientology down their members' throats. it's still not going to be enough with NoI involved.

    how many practicing scientologists still exist on teegeeack? well, when you can only muster up a little over 2,000 of them in your mecca to celebrate the centennial birthday of your founder then you're pretty much hurtin'. and probably a third of those were the newly indoctrinated NoI members.

    i do believe the lack of delivery on super power is the end for the cult. yay!
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  22. amaX Member

    i thought they were doing that already?
  23. DeathHamster Member

    Possibly, if they've already moved all the courses/auditing out of the Fort Harrison during the previous cycle of renovations.
  24. Anonymous Member

    It's rumored that DM loves and sucks down TC sperm whale oil.
  25. Anonymous Member

    Kirstie objected to being rendered down?
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  26. Anonymous Member

    Yea but even with all of the nation of islam, maybe 25,000, how many of them are they going to get? Even with NoI pushing it their members are going to know they are getting scammed. I think they won't like Co$ sticking their fingers in their bank accounts and they will start pushing back. I still say that supa-thing is going to be the death of the scios. It will be a loss of face they will not be able to recover from it doesn't look good for the scam artists time is running out.
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  27. Anonymous Member

    I think ...we may be seeing ... the start of the endgame.
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  28. Sounds like they were trying to outdo the Winchester Mansion for purposeless rooms and non euclidean use of space.
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  29. timthephoto Member

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  30. Anonymous Member

    Also if they were to open that bldg think of all the properties they would have to sell or get out from underneath them. All that property on Watterson the other bookstore ias bldg on Cleveland. All of the other supporting bldgs scattered about downtown it would become a semi ghost town. Then are they going to be able to sell all those properties can you imagine the electric bill for that supa bldg, maybe $50,000 a month that's conservative, Ft Harrison $65,000, that's just electric bills. And to top it all off that bldg will not bring in enough they will have to steal all over the place just to keep it open. It's just one big mess any sane financial adviser would tell you to file for bankruptcy and head for the hills. This is the End.
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  31. Anonymous Member

    The Super Powers building does not replace all of those other buildings as far as use goes. I would imagine that if they do ever open it, they will think of 100 other things you need to go with the Super Powers and open a bunch more places to sell stuff. I mean at the very least they're going to need a cape store.
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  32. Anonymous Member

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  33. Anonymous Member

    Obviously Davey hasn't finished his complete walk through in his thong. He keeps getting distracted by the oil.
  34. No, not all whale oil is high grade.
  35. timthephoto Member

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  36. Internetzin Member

    Oh dear do the environmentalists know about this?
  37. Anonymous Member

    Also; A running track on the sixth floor, holding 459 people and topped by a massive, black, acoustic dome. Also, locker rooms, saunas and "purification rundowns. Just think little davey can send over 400 pts to the Rpf have them run the track morning till night and watch them on all their little hidden cameras. But seriously it will never open
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  38. BigBeard Member

    Maybe the SPBldg can be repurposed into an air conditioned indoor amusement park??

  39. amaX Member

    a former protester had dreams of the ft. harrison being an upscale hotel and the super power building being a casino.
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  40. The Wrong Guy Member

    Perhaps the delay in opening is partly due to a lack of interest from the cult's customer base. Imagine the humbling predicament of having spent so much on the building and its equipment, only to see genuine interest from just a handful among the financially-qualified.

    Also, Miscavige has to know that the whole Super Powers program is bullshit. And he knows that once he starts charging wealthy people massive amounts for something that they will soon realize as being all sizzle and no steak, he stands to lose credibility with even more, possibly with some repercussions.

    My guess is that Miscavige is secretly dreading the whole idea.
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