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From: Fier@burning.org (Fier) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Picket, Canberra, Aust. 24 Sept 99. Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 05:29:30 GMT Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Friday, midday until 1:40pm I did a solo picket of the Canberra cultie centre. My classy sign read "$cientology wants your money ...all of it" with the reverse reading "L. Ron Hubbard was CONVICTED of FRAUD" I handed out 92 Space Alien $cam fliers, the majority to people who came to me and asked for one. The clams (varied up to 5) did not speak to me, not even once, and did not acknoledge my existence nor agree to a flyer swap. Well, it was easy to get multiple copies of their new flyer anyways, just tell a person with one "Thats a $cientology flyer you have there..." "Really?" she replied. "Yep, swap ya for this one, it is more accurate" "Sure, here, take it" she says. Their flyer, a folded double sided A4, begins with "VIOLENCE DOES NOT START WITH THE THROWING OF BOMBS. IT BEGINS WITH WORDS"...includes "There is no place in a free world for any anti-cult or anti-religious movement that dictates its own view of what a religion is all about and which seems to base its reports on the complaints of disgruntled ex members, and reports of ill-informed family members or friends." then ends with Hubbard's circular "Personal Integrity" after some statements about courts declaring our favourite cult a scam, I mean religion. Their flyer also includes the true, but scientology damaging statement "Protection of religious liberty requires that each group be examined on it's own merits..." hehe. I had my camera, but there were no opportunities really, since the clams purposely didn't leaflet near me, or usually not even within shouting distance. Since an anti government-indecision rally sponsored by Amnesty Int. was going on 50 odd metres from the org, with 3 TV channels covering it, I mingled with that crowd for a while. Some of the TV stations filmed my single waving sign, but it was a little off purpose, so I returned to picketing outside the org, even though I gave away at least 30 flyers in that crowd in 10 minutes..and they *all* came to me for one. The OSA secret service was, as usual, roaming round with her little camera, but I'm sure she has albums filled by now, and wasn't overly enthusiastic. Not one word was spoken to me, by any clams, its amusing, really. There wasn't much else to report at the picket, twas a simple event. After my circuitous route home, I find 2 female deluded staff culties on public property, right outside, waiting for me!! They confirmed they knew where I lived by telling me. Maybe this was some kinda intimidation tactic? I mean, they didn't need to let me know..In fact, I was sure they had known for weeks already, and were just pretending not to. They did not follow me, they were there waiting for me. All I can say is, it's about bloody time OSA, geez, it's been months, and you only now "isolate the individual source(s)" well that is very downstat OSA-un-babe!! No pay for you this week. I was never hiding from them anyway, I simply didn't tell em. TO OSA: My rottweiler guarddog changes the batteries in my electronic surveilance cameras, and can dial the cops on short notice. Until the next picket then... Fier. Fier@burning.org email@example.com --- "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.