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Smile and wave

Fredric L. Rice, Fri 27 Nov 1998

From: CaptainAhab@pquod.gwc (Fredric L. Rice (Captain Ahab))
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: picket report & revenge picket, Mt View, 11/20/98
Message-ID: <>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 03:28:43 GMT

On Mon, 23 Nov 1998 23:12:31 -0800,
(Kristi Wachter) wrote:

>Following Keith's example from our last Mountain View picket, I tried to
>wave at everyone and everyone. I got LOTS of supportive honks from truck
>drivers, and many, many waves. 

That's what I noticed, too.  Smile and wave and you're a real human,
not some vague nut parading on the sidewalk -- a notion which seems to
be fairly common until people note that you're picking against the
cult.  After they see what you're doing, then you're a hero.

>I like to hang out with them when they picket, chatting and giving the
>other side of the story, but it's always encouraging to know that the
>passersby recognize their arguments as intellectually bankrupt even
>without my balancing presence. <grin>

Hell, I've yet to hear anyone in the general public have a positive
word about the cult.

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to your picket, by the way.  I damn well
promise to some day.

Hunting the Great White Clam

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