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Picket Report, Canberra Sept 2 1999

Liam McGuire, Fri 03 Sep 1999

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Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 00:36:36 +1000
From: (Liam McGuire)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Picket Report, Canberra Sept 2 1999
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In article <>, (Fier)

> 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
> 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.
> 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.
> ---
> "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. 

Damn, missed it by a few hours.

There wasn't much of a presence at about 2:30, except for one of the few
clams I know that gave me the evil eye while I ducked into the CD shop
next door.(She was smoking one of those Cancer Curing cigarette's)
A change, seeing as they normally hang around for a few hours after a
picket. Makes me think of the time that they were actually out after
dark.(with damned sour looks on there faces).

On the side, whats the go with the receptionists job they have advertised
on the door(Said something like "Receptionist wanted, apply upstairs", or
something to that effect)...Do you have to be a clam to apply...I might
just apply for it myself to see what they say.heheheheh

Liam McGuire

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