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How to make a picket sign

Joe Cisar, Thu 17 Sep 1998

From: Xapped <>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: How to Make a Picket Sign
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 20:18:06 -0400
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980917194825.152A-100000@darkstar.zippy>

The following is written in top secret code that only a Scientology
"Suppressive Person" can understand.  

First you got to go to K-Mart or someplace to get a couple of sheets of
posterboard for 67 cents a sheet or something like that.  Then get a piece
of stiff cardboard backing.  I flattened out a grocery box and used it.
Then get a balsa wood stick or some plastic which is stiff enough to serve
as a handle to hold up your picket sign with.  And now the secret
ingredient is duct tape.  This is gray cloth tape about two inches wide.
You can get it in a hardware store.

First tape one posterboard to the stiff cardboard backing, then turn it
over with the posterboard on the floor.  Tape your stick or piece of
plastic directly to the stiff cardboard backing.  Use plenty of tape so
your handle will not come loose.  Then tape your second sheet of
posterboard over top of that and you have it!  Now all you have to do is
to write something to protest Scientology on your posterboard. 

One of Bob Minton's signs said, "Scientology wants your money and your
life", another said "Scientology: Hubbard's Third Reich".

If you gauge three inches per letter that will be plenty big for people to
see.  You want the letters big enough so cars going by can read your sign,
so try to make the letters as big as the letters on a street sign.  

As a finishing touch, you can duct tape your handle to strengthen it in
case you get hit by a heavy gust of wind, and you can also put an extra
layer of duct tape on the edges of your sign to serve as a soft bumper.
Also, if you think it is going to rain, you can bring a clear plastic bag
with you.

Another alternative is just to carry a sign without a stick, or also just
to hand out flyers.  Picketing is a safe and enjoyable way of exercising
your right to free speech.  Have a nice day.

Joe Xapped          German Scientology News
Tax cults.  Cults are not "new religious movements."  They are companies
which engage in the commerce of addictive psychological therapy and teach
that enslavement is necessary to one's own personal salvation.

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