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Protest at Pasadena Org, November 17, 2012

Discussion in 'North America Pickets and Protests' started by Smurf, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    I got my date messed up on video... our protest was uprooted by the rain gods which was no biggie ... the event was DEAD..DEAD..DEAD.

    Scientology attorney Elliot Abelson hired a cameraman to follow & film us. Tony Ortega was there with a documentary crew from the UK.

    [video=youtube;HnLvsCim4oI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnLvsCim4oI&feature=youtu.be[/video]

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  2. Flur

    Flur Patron

    This was never going to be a big event. They would never release GAT 2 or a new meter at a local org. I don't know why Tony Ortega would have bothered to come to this.
     
  3. Free Being Me

    Free Being Me Crusader

    Thank you all for protesting and posting the footage. You weren't kidding, that event was D.O.A. :roflmao:
     
  4. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader


    I see that you didn't find this very compelling:

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  5. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    He's working on a project & this event just happened to occur while he was in California working.
     
  6. SignPost

    SignPost Patron with Honors

    LOL Tory. "you got a big camera and a little dick!"

    Nice to see the protesters outnumber the public going in.
     
  7. Boson Wog Stark

    Boson Wog Stark Patron Meritorious

    So, what is the estimate of the number of Scientologists who showed up?

    It seems to me, like this may have been some kind of test event. Miscavige is afraid to have a major event with it, because no one will show up. The people who would show up, might even get a clue.:nervous:
     
  8. Axiom142

    Axiom142 Gold Meritorious Patron

    You sure get around, Smurf. Isn’t Tory great? She just gets out there and – communicates!

    Actually I’m rather envious of you all over there in California – you have so much going on. Over here in Blighty, Scientology is dead. Apart from once a year at the IAS event, you never get to see any Scn public. Stand outside any org and you might see like one person an hour actually go in. The only org that does anything – St Hill – has all the buildings well away from public access and you can’t get near them.

    And not forgetting, Pasadena is the home of my doppelgänger – Dr Sheldon Cooper!

    Axiom142
     
  9. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    I watched that whole dreary film hoping to see a picture of my family member, who is *maybe* onlines in Pasadena.

    No dice.

    Not only did I not see my loved one, I didn't see anyone that I once knew from the area.

    Thanks you protester guys that were there, doing your filming, and carrying signs; and thanks, Tory, for speaking for ex scn'ists .

    phenomanon
     
  10. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Terrific work, everyone! Thanks for documenting how dead Scientology is in Pasadena :)

    I don't think Elliott will be hiring that camera crew again, lol.
     
  11. Mimsey Borogrove

    Mimsey Borogrove Crusader

    This GAT II event reminds me of an OT IX event they had at AOLA. Bottom line? It was to get AP's for ship accommos & OT IX setup auditing. None of the Ship crew at the event had the slightest clue when IX was being released. So this was probabably a reg event to get bookstore and training deposits on account for the big release.

    Eventually I wised up - I realized all of these must attend events, special breifings, etc are just reg or recruiting events.

    Mimsey
     
  12. Ho Tai

    Ho Tai Patron Meritorious

    Key word = "eventually". I sure wish I had figured that out way earlier:duh:, but at least I did figure it out (and left shortly thereafter).
     
  13. Ogsonofgroo

    Ogsonofgroo Crusader

    Y'all frikken ROCK! (and Tory, yer such a card sometimes lol :rose:)

    Giant round of :cake: to everyone!

    :cheers:
     
  14. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Photos (compliments of "the anti")..

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  15. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Too funny, Confidential Briefing. Whatever happened to the PL when L ron states "drop no curtains on the public"?

    Even el ron did it with the confidential OT levels.

    :headspin::headspin::headspin::headspin::artist::artist::artist::artist::hamster::hamster::hamster::hamster::hamster:

    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     
  16. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    James Byrne is still in there pitching. So sad.
     
  17. koki

    koki Silver Meritorious Patron

    tnx...:clap:
     
  18. Gottabrain

    Gottabrain Guest

    :thumbsup:Awesome protest and signage!

    Thanks very much for protesting. :biglove:
     
  19. tetloj

    tetloj Silver Meritorious Patron