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Picket Report, Picket Report, Canberra, 30/9/99.

Fier, Fri 01 Oct 1999

Note: text slightly reformatted for readability.

From: (Fier)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Picket Report, Canberra, 30/9/99.
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 06:25:27 GMT
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On Fri, 01 Oct 1999 10:35:14 +1000, (Goombaj) wrote:

>  Don't know if one has already been done,(or if it has, the server here
>didn't pick it up).
>On the 30/9/99, Fier, Xemuson and Goombaj picketed the Canberra Org from
>midday to about 1:30 pm.
>About 100 flyers were handed out.

Yep, we seem to have settled on the "$pace alien $cam" flyer, as it is very
well written, compact, and covers many important topics.
Our signs were "$cientology wants your money ...all of it" (thats my favourite
sign now) and some others we've had before, plus Mr Xemuson made one
"$cientology says it can cure cancer - TOTAL CRAP" WITH THE REVERSE "L Ron
Hubbard Lied to You". The first side also had "I am NOT a $cientologist" on it.

>The clams were pretty unresponsive, and didn't engage us in direct
>conversation unless it was forced upon them.Instead, they wandered around
>with a petition, asking people if they knew of any sex offenders, or
>something like that.(I didn't go up for a look, so Fier or Xemuson will
>have to cover for me there).
>There were only 2 of them out for all of the picket, (with petitions), and
>another came out towrds the end with the Dianetics leaflets, (I believe
>this was the clam that wanted Fier to "Punch him in the face"  at the
>first picket this year.

Yep, we hadn't seen him since then, he was probably in an OSA/PR related ethics
Cycle, for making his cult look so hostile, stupid and nasty.  As he has come
up the conditions, he is doing an amends project, of handing out their
propaganda. Am I wrong?  Maybe, hehe, but at least he isn't such an abusive
harassing moron anymore.

>There were a couple of notable discussions, one with a "freezoner" of

Yep, the very same "Gobwiz" who might have been known on here, or more likely
act.  I had to killfile him after he didnt state his own views on $cn, and it's
lies, and defended their verbal personal attacks on the grounds they didn't
harm me.  Well, each to their own.  I didn't appreciate it when at the picket,
he generalized all our arguments to be biased, nonfactual, misleading and
motivated by extremist irrational viewpoints.  I think he just likes to argue
over everything, it's not like him and I got along great when I was purif I/C
and he was Purifee, but I do respect his right to entertain different opinions.

> and some guy who we thought may be a clam form oversea's.(had an
>accent, told us he was trvelling, hung around us, or near where we were
>picketing, and asked some strange questions:-But Fier can fill you in
>here, since he talked with them the most), 

Beats me who he is, time will tell, since he hung round the picket for at least
40 minutes, and has initiated an email about the picket since then. 

>plus some guy who was studying
>at the org came for a chat, took a flyer, but another clam coame from the
>org, and took him away.(He kept the flyer for as long as I could see, but
>he did spend a while chatting with the clam and the guy with the accent.
>The cops went passed twice, and the second time they went passed, the gave
>us a slight grin.

One lady said she could get the TV Cameras here, if we wanted them, so we said
yes, but when a station crew turned up they did a story on some other crap,
then said they have no time, when asked if they wanted to do one one us.
"Okay, we will be here next week though!!" were the parting words they heard. 

>Overall, most people either were supportive of what we did, took a flyer,
>or didn'nt give a toss.

That sums it up nicely :-)


"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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