From: email@example.com Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Re: Picket Report, Canberra 23 Aug 1999 Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 09:16:45 GMT Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <37C1E9D9.2AAECA71@burning.org>, email@example.com wrote: > Had a small picket today, 12:10pm until around 2:30pm. > Was expecting about 6 protestors, but the big bunch didn't show > up...fortunately, "Mr Smith" did once again, and so the 2 of us took > the choicest signs, some Xenu and Insane Cult flyers, and began. > > Well, actually, the clams began before we did, with their propaganda, > heh, but we soon took control of the scene, getting many thumbs up, > and good-on-ya-Mate support. Three different people suggested a > petition, and that they would sign it, so that will be on the cards > for the next one...suggestions for petition wording MOST welcome. > We were each assigned a Familar, which shadowed us the whole time > spouting off-topic drivel aimed at convincing us not to picket, but I > don't think it worked, because I will be at the next one, hahaha. > > Their signs came out after about 1/2 hour, very different ones this > time, attempting to confuse the issue no doubt, with colourful slogans > like "Judgement day is here, Save the Worms!!" "Don't forget that > Inflatable elephants have rights too!" and "The end of the world is > here, but the tidal wave is still coming" things approximately like > that. What about the classic "Fried Ferret Fritters", or "Five places left on the ark" signs.:-) mmmmmmmm Ferret They were pretty funny though. > We walked round the block this time, out to a MAJOR road (Northbourne > Ave) and then back round to the bus interchange, so that would be > where it seems we "vanished to" :-) Perhaps at the next picket we walk up Northbourne and other sides of the block, and not go in front of org at all,;-), or at least not untill we've put in a hour or two picketing.Imagine the suprised look on there faces when they see the picketers there and wonder how long we've been there. > All the clams were well behaved this time, basically no slander, no > shoving us round; I might be wrong, but I think one or two actually > attempted a rational conversation...maybe I was hallucinating? ;-) > More photography by the OSA-lady, to be used for "legal reasons" Legal reasons... > apparently, unlike my own, which are only to laugh at. > After Mr Smith had to leave, I continued for about 40 minutes solo > with both signs. I didn't even try giving out flyers then, having too > much fun making the clams raise and lower their signs, and repeatedly > asking who was at Cause here. > The Police and media (2 TV stations) drove past but didn't stop. I think the tv stations were there for the story about the three Bars/Clubs that broke the overcrowding laws. Hmmm that reminds me, perhaps I should get in contact with a friend of mine who does Journolism at UC and get him to borrow a video camera for the next picket.Lets see the clams top that. I'd > rang them all, but even I was expecting more protestors, so I guess we > lost a story there, and werent breaking enough laws to interest the > police, heheh. > > I will continue the protests here indefinately, and will visit Sydney > to do some as well, in the not-so-distant future. I am having too much > fun, Is a person supposed to have this much fun in one lifetime? > Hehheheheh!! > > Bye for now. > -- > Fier@burning.org > firstname.lastname@example.org > --- > "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. > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Share what you know. Learn what you don't.