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It is hyperbole if you're suggesting that these things may occur in this particular case. Are you?
It's not a harassment suit nor is it frivolous, it's a desperate and very costly attempt at "controlling the environment".
I understand that reprehensible things have occurred in other court cases, I just think that you're sensationalising in this instance.
Besides which, Wyong Shire Council doesn't have a pet.
In any event, we'll see what we see soon enough.
I agree - this thread gives the history of this saga.
Cult tried to covertly sneak a NarCONon into Yarramalong and got busted. I found out about it via the locals at
Warburton (dealing with their own NarCONon nightmare) and offered help. Locals at both places enlisted help from a lot of sources and the fun began.
In the Yarramalong case, the cult has simply appealed the Wyong Council's decision to say no to their DA. Standard procedure, and often the "developer" wins. As one of the Council's own Legal staff explained to me, councils in Oz often say "no" to something based on politics generated by local anger rather than by violations of planning law by the developer.
in this case however, BOTH have occurred. Cult have done a totally half-arsed job and Council's barrister has had the enviable job of shooting fish in a barrel when it comes to pointing out all the un-dotted Is and un-crossed Ts. Stupid cult is stupid. Cult's barrister has been up against this from the beginning, even tho' cult really (to my understanding of this case, and IANAL) should have been able to LEGALLY overcome all the objections lodged by simply preparing a decent DA proposal in the first place.
It also would have helped if they'd engaged the locals initially instead of being careless with the truth from Day #1. But then, it wouldn't BE $cientology as we know it, now would it?
And we wouldn't have the lulz of OSA caught far away from their usual hidey-holes scurrying like fleeing rats through the hostile streets of Sydney. Pursued by Bryan "Pit Bull" Seymour.
Poor dears. I have absolutely no sympathy for them whatsoever.
To be continued - I'll get a wrap-up of the hearing from a local in attendance today and share with you all and I think Bryan may just pop over from his office for a peek too
Let the lulz continue !!!
I'm going to wake the sleeping kiddies and do some holiday stuff with them - despite what cult's barrister tried to insinuate during my testimony in this case, I DO have a life outside of anti-cult activism.
His clientele do not.