Tim Edwards was the guy who sat me down in his office and explained to me that I had no self-determinism until I had done my OT III.
Then, when that didn't work, he told me that I just needed to open up another credit card (while on the verge of bankruptcy already from Scientology credit card debt), pay for my OT III package, and then just declare bankruptcy for the whole thing.
I said, "Wait a minute, Tim. I got into Scientology to win at life, not to lose at it. Declaring bankruptcy is losing at life."
Tim Said, "Look at it this way, Alanzo: Let's say you are dead. And you are looking back on your life. On one hand, you went bankrupt. But on the other hand, you went OT III!"
I stood a up and started screaming.
What??? What is this one? The "Now You're Dead Close" from Big League Sales??? I don't remember that one!"
There were other, similarly insane things being run on me hard at the time at AOLA, and I was finally seeing it all.
But the "Now You're Dead Close" from Timmy "Baby" Edwards was one of the main eye-openers for me.
I was gone within two months. (I had to write up all the reports and get it all corrected, you see)
Otherwise, that would have been my last Scientology reg cycle.
Hope you are still using that "Now You're Dead Close"!
Hmmm... I remember Tim... never had much to do with him as he always seems to steer clear or give me that look that said, "you are a downstat loser who doesn't have any money"