How to handle a defector

November 28, 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/235430

 

Here is the US Embassy’s method of handling “walkins,” from wikileaks.  It may have some relevance in dealing with Scientology defectors.

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Protest yesterday at Scientology’s Gold Base

February 13, 2010

Scientology decided to use manure to keep protesters away!

http://picasaweb.google.com/socalanonymous/AerialViewsOfGoldBase#

The protesters took photos from their helium balloon!

You win with stories, not facts

January 30, 2010

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8474611.stm

An intersting article on how to reach both Scientologists and the public.  Just a pile of facts, though they prove your point, won’t win out as much as a story that proves your point.

The Phoenix org loves me!

November 25, 2009

From an ex-Scientologist now speaking out, about the Phoenix, Arizona Scientology org:

“There was a written order hanging up in the comm center that if Jeff’s face pops up anywhere near the Org that OSA (aka Richard Haworth) was to be notified immediately with the sighting details and Richard was to start snapping pics of him.”

Richard Haworth is a long-time operative within Scientology.  He got himself in trouble in Clearwater when he tried to order the local police around:

The next day, Haworth met with Lt. Frank Daly.

In a memo to Klein, Daly said he was surprised by Haworth’s conduct and described some testy exchanges after Haworth asserted that officers were not doing their jobs and should have made an arrest in the case.

“We can’t just arrest everyone we suspect of a crime,” Daly said he told Haworth.

“At that Mr. Haworth became very irate and slammed his fist onto the table stating ‘I don’t want to hear can’t,’ ” Daly’s memo says.

Haworth ended the meeting by standing up, pointing at Daly and yelling “that he would continue to fight for safe streets even though the Police Department would not,” the memo says.

Klein’s letter to Haworth says: “I will not allow any member of the Clearwater Police Department to be bullied, brow-beaten or threatened, particularly when such actions interfere with a lawful investigation. In the future, if you have doubts about the conduct of a Clearwater police officer and choose to meet with a supervisor, then you should learn to control yourself in a civil, lucid manner.”

http://www.scientology-lies.com/press/st-petersburg-times/1994-04-01/police-chief-warns-scientologist.html

Jeff interviewed on radio

November 23, 2009

I will be on internet radio Sunday night at 11pm CST, http://www.oraclebroadcasting.com.  It’s pre-recorded. We talked mostly about Lisa McPherson in the 45-minute interview.  I think it went well.  They have an archive in case you want to listen later.

let google help you with court cases research

November 18, 2009

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/finding-laws-that-govern-us.html

 

Of course, you have to pick the proper phrases to research. Just remember all the Scientology corporate names, like:

 

Religious Technology Center

Church of Spiritual Technology

Building Management Services

Golden era Studios

etc.

 

in which I present my paper to AoIR

October 11, 2009

Friday October 10 I presented my paper on Anonymous (http://www.lisamcpherson.org/pc.htm) to the Association of Internet Researchers conference in Milwaukee.  There were 4 presenters in our session and we each had 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes of questions from the audience.  About 25 people were in our session, which I thought was pretty good.  I basically summarized Project Chanology history, showed my comparison to the Civil Rights movement, and listed questions that arose from my study.  I used powerpoint and tried to inject some Anonymous-style graphics and humor.

There were a few presentations about online activism during the conference.  I learned a lot and met very nice people.  It made me wonder if I really want to get into the academic field, however.  The presentations were often, to me, of minutely useful topics, and it seems that the goal of academics is “what can we talk about next” rather than “what can we accomplish next.”  I guess it’s their role to be thinkers more than doers, so I shouldn’t complain.

http://www.aoir.org

is Scientology fraudulently fundraising?

September 12, 2009

This disturbing article claims that Scientology is asking their members to contribute to the Super Power building project, and then using the money for other projects.  Is that not what put Jim Bakker in jail?  Plus, they’ve raised $140 million for a project they themselves claim would cost $90 million to complete, according to the figures presented.  It looks like they’re trying to weasel out of that quandary by claiming the new funds are for administration of the project, rather than the building.

This is a lot of money, and therefore a lot of fraud, if that’s what’s going on.  Investigate!

Scientology banned from editing Wikipedia

May 29, 2009

The case — the fourth Scientology-related dispute on the site in four years — opened in December 2008 and closed Thursday with the Wikipedia arbitration committee voting unanimously to block IP addresses associated with the Church from editing the site.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/29/wikipedia-bans-scientolog_n_208967.html

Tory Christman said while she was in Scientology she ran around opening accounts at various service providers that Scientology operatives used for purposes she did not know.

APA finally speaks out against CCHR

May 22, 2009

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/APA/14276

I always wondered why the American Psychiatric Association didn’t speak out more strongly against Scientology’s Citizens Commission on Human Rights. CCHR is essentially a hate group seeking the eradication of all of psychiatry. They even had a graphic of a grenade blowing up psychiatry. I hope the APA continues to speak out against this hate group.