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From: Fier@burning.org (Fier) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Picket Report, Canberra Sept 2 1999 Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 02:56:29 GMT Message-ID: <email@example.com> Solo picket, midday - 1pm; My sign read "$cientology is a bait-and-switch SCAM" and "$cientology hates free speech" The clam handlers no longer talk to me, as ordered by the local OSA-"babe", even though I tried to engage them in conversation..they just didn't want to know about space aliens..I have no idea why :-) I walked around, giving out my 100 Lisa leaflets quickly; yes I must take more next time...several people came up after I had run out, asking for them. In fact, about a third of the total I gave away came to me for one. The clams were bringing out "drug free ambassador" signs, leaflets, even a table and chair when I started, but they quickly moved them back into the org when they saw me. That was strange. They brought it all out about 30 minutes later though, and I have a few pictures of them crowding round the table, which was covered in their star shaped marshals badges and leaflets. I received so many thumbs up and nods of agreement this time, it was amazing. One nice lady even gave me some money to put towards the costs of exposing the cult. Not a lot, but her thought and intention will be put to good use. Another fella wanted badly to be photographed holding my sign, so I obliged him..definately a budding SP, woo woo! Someone else, as I was leaving, suggested the "$cientology KILLS" sign was much better, and that I should use it, I agreed, and I will next time. Their leaflets had a purif flyer inside, so I obtained some of those, from these happy-to-take-anthing-offered passing by people, and kept them. I have a use for such flagarently (sp?) falsely advertising. "the world's most effective detoxification program" huh? we'll see about that. The clams are getting sick of me, it's obvious. I overheard them discussing not only that I had "gone over the edge" and "continual outflow, just like *all* psych patients" (hey, they don't talk, so I have to entertain them) but they agreed between themselves that more effective methods are needed. (either to handle me, or to get their message out, i wasn't sure.) One hostile non-staff long-time clam, whom I hadn't seen counter picketting before, ranted on about getting a Restraining Order on me, if I didn't leave her alone. Well, considering I was peacfully picketting, she was out there *because I* was, and the last RO attempt by someone failed miserably, I think her chances of getting one are nil. Onward and Upward!! Expose $cientology for what it really is everyone, a bait-and-switch criminal racket selling "a piece of blue sky". I had fun, I always do. Bye, till next time. Oh yes, there WILL be a next time :-) Fier. Fier@burning.org firstname.lastname@example.org --- "Scientology is evil; its techniques evil; its practice a serious threat to the community; medically,morally and socially." -Report of the Board of Inquiry into Scientology for the state of Victoria,Australia, 1965.