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Picket Report, Picket, Canberra, Aust, 17/9/99

Fier, Sat 18 Sep 1999

Note: text slightly reformatted for readability.

From: (Fier)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Picket, Canberra, Aust, 17/9/99
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 05:09:03 GMT
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On 17 Sep 1999 23:58:42 +1000, (Nile Evil Bastard) wrote:

>On Fri, 17 Sep 1999 05:15:42 GMT,
>Fier <> wrote:

>:A new clam was not only handing out more of the irrelevant but informative
>:child sexual abuse warning flyers, but also had a petition going, along that
>:same theme.

>Were these actually defaming you lot, or were they for distraction?

Just for distraction. 

>:  They simply attack our
>:sources, discredit our collections of personal stories slander us with
>:implication of child molesting (I have it on tape) and shoot themselves in
>:foot in other often amusing ways.  Like for example OSA's argument that the
>:court cases on the net are irrelevant "because they are old" hahaha.

>Any nice things to transcribe? :-)

Only one.  OSA was pointing out that there are many bad things in the world.
Trying to get us to do something else, other than picket her crime syndicate,
after we said there is no need to eat dog shit to know it isn't good, she used
the analogy
" If there was a pile of dog poo on my front lawn, and there were people dying
in the streets, I wouldn't give a damn about the dog poo"
Surely she didn't mean scientology equates with shit....

Later, after she was told "I find your organisation sickening and repulsive"
she said "What business is it of yours??"
HAHAHA a clam is definately worth more destructive value to their own
organisation than a critic.

>:      Some interesting conversations with people today.  One man had just
>:yesterday sent out a press release to the Victorian Government arguing
>:the governments agreement to sell an EX-psychiatric hospital to the Narconon
>:front group, and that may be printed in the Herald-Sun, he said. Good on him.
>!! Got more info on this?

A little.  It was ABLE, not Narconon, trying to aquire a disused psychiatric
institution in a small Victorian town to use it as a criminal rehabilitation
centre.  The fella recently created an association, called 'Purple Economy
Watch' which is for the purpose of fighting the tax exemption of *all*
religions.  Those with no charitable arms, "like these bastards" will of course
be first in line.  His association will soon have a homepage up.

        He read that a labour guy [left wing politics] had picked up the
story, and he has endorsed what that politician said, and is trying to get
said press release into the Herald Sun.

>:Another fella, who was cautious not to give out his ID, showed us a quite
>:old flyer *he just happened to be carrying with him* for Cyril Vosper's The
>:Mind Benders, plus a Readers Digest 1980 article against $cn.  He also has "a
>:wheelbarrow load full" of cos in the media, and is very eager we get copies
>:it all.  It became clear he doesn't like them and was most pleased to see
>:others with the same viewpoint.  He doesn't have net access, but some friend
>:does, so this could be a good source of more material for hmm hmm hmm, David
>:Gerard, and his excellent web site woohoo
>Crikey, like the folder I just got isn't enough ... *drool drool*

>That 'Mind Benders' flyers would be nice to have a scan of.

Coming soon to a computer near you.

The loud man, which Goobaj mentioned in this thread, had a good idea - That we
tie $50 and $20 notes to some fishing line, and drag it along the ground
outside the org, chances are the clams would slither along behind it wherever
we went. Heh, The Pied Piper returns.

He would also like to see the scientologists in the front ranks of soldiers
going to fight in East Timor.

>"Welcome to the internet. Try not to be such a fuckhead on your next visit."
>- Jim Dugan

"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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