Friday, March 16, 2018

Blind Item #11 - The Cult's Money Man - Mr. Hedge

Most of his success comes from a brilliant move about a decade or so ago.  No other way to describe it.  He was comfortably wealthy back then.  Then he made one of the all-time smartest investment moves anyone has ever made in that industry.

He was part of the cult back then, and donated like everyone else.  As his investment began to bear fruit, his giving to the cult grew tremendously.

As of a few years ago, he was the largest donor to the cult, by far.  His giving was in its own category.

Around that time, a certain website, known for its very detailed research about the cult, wrote some very unflattering things about our money man and some adoptions.  Our money man was not a big figure to the general public, but he was now beginning to appear prominently whenever anyone searched for a story about the cult.  The cult got involved with the big search engine to help fix that part.

In very recent years, his giving to the cult multiplied once again.  He also made a very large real estate purchase, which has raised questions.

In recent months, rumors have swirled that our Money Man may be in the process of leaving the cult.  He may have even left already.  This coincides with what appears to be a big change in very close personal relationship, but nothing is official yet. 

The cult is doing everything they can to make sure he is happy and keeps giving.  They are really sweating this one out.  If this whale stays with the cult, he has the potential to take the entire cult's financials to a whole new level, on a permanent basis.  

52 comments:

Dena said...

Oh come on, I thought we were doing dead porn stars!

Tricia13 said...

Paul Haggis

sandybrook said...

Fuck off Mr. Hedge.

sandybrook said...

Buy long on the Cult you fucking money grubber

Kno Won Uno said...

+1000

Bagel said...

Bob Duggan?

https://tonyortega.org/2015/06/13/google-helps-scientology-billionaire-bob-duggan-hide-a-dark-family-secret/

WickedBee said...

Bob Duggan Diamond Maximus with Honors for $42 million donation.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

Yeah, I was coming to say Robert Duggan, too.

Dena said...

Robert Duggan sounds right. Interesting that donors are called "whales".

WickedBee said...

He was noticeably absent from the IAS Gala.
Don't know how to make it a hot link....
https://tonyortega.org/2017/11/30/the-new-list-of-scientology-donors-is-out-early-this-year-and-the-biggest-whale-is-missing/

Geeljire said...

Isn't a line crossed when you end up shilling for Scientology whether that's you're intent or not?

AkhaldanSolo said...

I do believe Bagel nailed it. Time to dig.

ginger falls said...
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A dumb idiot said...

Duggan recently upped his stake in Achaogen, an antibiotics manufacturer. In addition, he purchased a "ghost town" called Holy City near Los Gatos.

Brayson87 said...

The Cult!

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCOSPtyZAPA

Mad Hominem said...

@Dena —

By coincidence, big-money gamblers at casinos are also called whales because, presumably, they make the "biggest splash" at the tables. Some of them have several tables going at once and think nothing of losing millions.

Example:

“At the baccarat table, I was dealing, another guy was paying and collecting and a third person calculated the commissions,” remembers Colianni. “He gave us $84 million in action per hour, he played all day, his host was continually at his side and he wound up losing $30 million.”

Source: https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/behind-the-bellagio-a-world-of-alternate-luxury-awaits-the-high-roller-16041

Amy said...

Oh that's actually a pretty common term at leading in sales or high finance/on Wall Street, rule of thumb referring to a buyer or investor spending massively/at least 10 times the typical amount.

jessorella said...

Aren’t the high rollers at casinos called whales?

jessorella said...

You beat me, @Mad!

Sal Salington said...

Oh, I know where Holy City is. Been through there a couple times. Huh.

$6 million for 142 acres near Los Gatos seems like a very good deal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_City,_California

Sal Salington said...

Interesting the ghost town was originally a utopian cult site.

Sal Salington said...

More on the Holy City purchase, including concerns from area residents that it remain lightly developed.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/08/18/los-gatos-what-will-become-of-holy-city-bought-by-billionaire-scientologist-bob-duggan/

Han Niam said...

Not Scio? I was thinking Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker for the highly detailed website and was about to dig.

Plenty of Scio Whales into investments.

Han Niam said...

Man, I need to get my eyes checked today. Either that or this was the weirdest page load I’ve had on CDAN yet.

Mag said...

@Tricia13 - Care to explain that Haggis guess? Nothing, literally nothing about him fits this blind. Is he just CDANers go to guess for anything Scientology related?

Cail Corishev said...

This has to be fake. No "brilliant" movies have been made in at least 15 years.

But seriously, color me unsurprised that the "big search engine" would be burying results on behalf of the cult. Par for the course for it.

Mag said...

@Cail - It says "brilliant MOVE", not "brilliant movie". :DDD

sammolicious13 said...

direct from the wiki for Bob duggan:
"Bob and his wife, Patricia (Trish) Duggan, are members of the Church of Scientology. Duggan has been referred to as the church's "largest financial supporter" by former Scientology executive Mark Rathbun.[9]"

Jimmy said...
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Kno Won Uno said...

Yes

Cail Corishev said...

Oops, thanks, @Mag, that makes more sense.

Southern Man said...

someone has hijacked tricia's computer... a rare misfire.

Schneiderisnext said...

@Mr. Hedge keep delivering

Without a doubt this is Duggan and Google

https://tonyortega.org/2015/06/13/google-helps-scientology-billionaire-bob-duggan-hide-a-dark-family-secret/

Schneiderisnext said...

"the facts in the story we wrote are rock solid. We relied on first-hand accounts, court records, and photographic evidence to show that in 2013, at the same time that Duggan and his wife, Trish, were propping up failing Scientology facilities in South Africa with large donations, two of their six adopted children suddenly showed up in that country, and were being cared for by South African Scientology families.
It suggested a bizarre trade deal — Duggan largesse saved Scientology buildings while two of their children were taken off their hands — "

ADOPTION

SOUTH AFRICA

PHARMACEUTICAL $$$

KEEP DIGGING YA'LL

shakey said...

So when do they debut their new tv network?

shakey said...

Wait a second. Wouldn't owning a biopharmaceutical company be anathema to $cios? They don't believe in doctors and medecines, right?

WickedBee said...

Not when your "whale" is worth billions...
They tend to look the other way when they're blinded by dollar signs...

sandybrook said...

$cios new network started on Sunday on most streaming devices.

Now dealing with you Mr. Hedge because I was just made aware of some things you had to say yesterday.
1) your so-called money and hedge fund prowess doesn't impress or worry me.
2) learn to read, in #14 yesterday I said if Selena doesn't appreciate the second chance she has been given she should fuck off. IF she actually had a kidney donated to her and she's back drugging with a donated kidney, she is a complete POS and deserves to die next time. The person who gave it to her has every reason to hate her if she hadn't corrected her ways. And should, if she doesn't.
3) I'm out hours daily, yesterday was NCAA day, I was in. Don't even think you can imagine what type of lifestyle I live living on a beach in Florida, ok pal? And keep your head out of your ass and on your day trading computer screen, just in case you miss out on a crypto currency short you probably have.

WickedBee said...

This is the article that explains the adoptions:

https://tonyortega.org/2014/10/15/a-perplexing-tale-about-bob-duggan-the-richest-scientologist-in-the-world/comment-page-1/

GigEm said...

Whoa...

Did I miss the Sandybrook v Hoffman throw down?

If so, cliffs?

Eric said...

It's just psychiatric drugs they don't like. Physical medicine they don't have a problem with, as far as I know (though they may limit access to medical care as a tool to control Lowe members.

You may be thinking of Christian Scientists.

Dusty Fairy said...

Haha... I remember it well! ❤️

Jojo said...

What in the hell is sandybrook talking about?!??

Jean Grey said...

Tom Cruise and Scientology

ex.iwp.nap@gmail.com said...

Scio Alan Atkinson-Baker, Platinum Laureate with Honors ($13 million), is the CEO of Atkinson-Baker Inc., a company that provides COURT REPORTERS all around the country? Interesting...

designace001 said...

Tony O is a gold mine
https://tonyortega.org/2014/10/15/a-perplexing-tale-about-bob-duggan-the-richest-scientologist-in-the-world/

designace001 said...

@Scheiderisnext timeline and context
https://tinyurl.com/ydbcve6x
https://tinyurl.com/y9ejelnj
https://tinyurl.com/ycajyoqr


designace001 said...

one more
https://tinyurl.com/y7hgss8f

Schneiderisnext said...

<3 Thank you @designace

Schneiderisnext said...

Violent children are almost always abused.

Personality disorders aren't spontaneous.

"Open Adoptions" & "rehoming" are institutionalized child trafficking

designace001 said...

@Scheiderisnext

Very interesting comments here
https://www.mikerindersblog.org/scientology-whale-horror-story/#comments

https://www.mikerindersblog.org/the-lions-roar-in-south-africa/

https://tinyurl.com/y8bwe7kr

https://tinyurl.com/y8djzlmz

There is lots of empty properties including a castle. Somehing tells me in this particular case it may be less about pharma and more about candy coated extortion, but what do I know?







shakey said...

@Eric, thanks for the clarification. I seem to recall reading how they treat injuries by pressing the body part against the object that gave them pain to transfer the pain back to the object.

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