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Picket Report, canberra 25 Aug 1999

Fier, Wed 25 Aug 1999

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From: (Fier)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Picket Report, canberra 25 Aug 1999
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 05:02:08 GMT
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I did a little solo picket today, mainly because I had such fun the last

My sign was 2 judicial quotes: "$cientology is Corrupt, sinister and
dangerous - London High Court" and "$cientology is a serious threat to the
community - Australian Supreme Court" now the actual courts may not be
entirely accurate, but get the message out nicely.

I began at midday, just in time to suprise  the clams when they come
slithering down the stairs.  They weren't as jovial today, maybe slowly
realising I am becoming a permanant fixture.

        Using the same irelevant signs as last time, two began to follow me
wherever I went, so they got the full story of Xenu and R6 no-christ
implanting several times, as well as a dozen facts about their
unscientific, bigamist, plagarist founder thrown in for good measure.

I was wandering quite far from the org at times, being deep in conversation
with the supervisor, as he handed out their literature, who hadn't until
today responded to my attempts at discussion; Like the others though, he
wanted to know what my purpose was when I joined.  I explained it was to
learn more about $cn, and when I came across space aliens, I had found out
enough thank you very much, haha.  Using leading questions about going FREE
and methods that work, he tried to validate other people's decision to do
$cn if they wished, but I just change the subject back to crimes and lies,
when they make a point that I can't disagree with.

The little executive director couldn't stop himself from claiming that my
Justice Anderson quote was invalid, because IT had been overturned; When I
explained that while the bill, banning $cn is indeed no longer in force,
but that The Anderson Report itself had never been disproved, he couldn't
confront me anymore and scurried away, with the OSA-lady's advice to all
clams out there not to speak to me ringing in his little ears. 

I was only going to do an hour, but ended up staying for 111 minutes,
until, my sign handle fell off, due to the wind, actually.

I gave out some Xenu and Lisa leaflets, but no more than 50 all up.

I am still interested in suggestions for wording of a petition, maybe
something along these lines:

"We the Undersigned request urgent government action upon the illegal and
immoral activities of $cientology, including but not limited to: their
dangerous, unlicenced medical practices, their ...................., ......
and ........ . $cientology must undergo drastic reforms, or be banned

Something like that, maybe?

"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. 

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