The actual name of the organization they are tithing to is the Unifying Meditation Unstitute in Longmont, CO. I did a google search and thats what I found. Not sure who this Sanmartino person is but he is oisted as the contact person for them.
It seems the leaders of this group are falling back on an old and unimaginative tactic in response to the creation of these new blogs. Simply put, they're telling everyone in the group that the bloggers are lying. Lame.
I wonder what their new tactic will be, now that actual documents are being posted to Pnina's blog? Are they going to try and claim a letter from Goon, who's not so subtile message is "our prayers are going to stave off doomsday," is a fabrication? Or will they just tell people to not look at it, like they did with the Newsday article?
Maybe try and say it's a myth that one of their 'shelters' houses (3) 1000 gallon propane tanks, enough to beat 2 or 3 of even the harshest Maine winters, stores of diesel fuel, solar battery banks and other energy sources needed for hiding long term, off the grid. But I think the people are smarter than that, they've seen these items, they know they exist. But what context are they seeing them in now? Before, they were just a way to keep a house warm, but now, it's pretty plain to see, they're a stock pile, a hoarding of sorts, specifically designed (in their minds) to ride out some farcical doomsday that most likely won't even happen. How much money is wasted on a goose chase such as this? The organization they're tithing to, the Universal Meditation Institute, is worth more than $400grand. Maybe someday, as more documents are released, we'll have an idea as to where that money goes. I doubt it's going to paint a pretty picture.
I think I'm going to be following clan leader's reactions to these posts in the coming weeks. It should be interesting.