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VIDEO: Church of Scientology planning £33 million Birmingham HQ

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Anonycat, May 12, 2013.

  1. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    BY LEE KENNY

    Complete Article: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/church-scientology-plan-moseley-birmingham-3573504
     
  2. Idle Morgue

    Idle Morgue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Training center for WHO?

    David Miscavige gets nothing but lies from his minions due to fear of beating, slapping and prison.

    He does not really know that NO ONE is coming into any of his Idle Morgues!

    This is karma - he is at Won't Look on the know to mystery scale - so he does not know! :wink2:
     
  3. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    From http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/church-scientology-plan-moseley-birmingham-3573504:

    "[ . . . ] while plans for a new centre covering the North-East were launched in 2007 with the £1.2 million acquisition of Windmills Hill, a large former Victorian school in Gateshead."

    [​IMG]

    Maybe someone could add a comment to the Birmingham Mail's article linking to https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/northumbria-idle-fire.91837/ showing how the cult has looked after the property (taken from this thread: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?28666-Vice-Magazine-Scientology-s-Countdown-to-Etermity).

    Paul
     
  4. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    They've already owned the building for a while. I bet it's already crumbling nicely.

    Here's their detailed planning application...

    http://connect.birmingham.public-i.tv/document/Pitmaston_House__123_Moor_Green_Lane__Moseley.pdf

    You can see it on Google from the satelite image quite well but when you go into street view you can only see it from some angles, seen from the street itself it's blacked out which is appropriately dark.
    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=B1...&gl=uk&ei=0qKPUbv9JM3z0gWUr4CwCg&ved=0CH4QtgM

    The whole 'Midlands county' is waiting with baited breath for the work to be done.
     
  5. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

  6. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Complete article: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/new...urch-of-scientology-to-reveal-6million-290278
     
  7. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    This is from another local publication, an article entitled 'stoned free', it concerns scientology. Mosley is the area of Birmingham that the Idle Org (empty seven years) is situated in. It is rather funny, especially the bit about lizards in the sky.:hysterical:

    http://www.eyeonmoseley.co.uk/?tag=scientology
     
  8. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

  9. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Birmingham Scientology HQ Recommended For Approval

    Birmingham City Council are due to discuss the proposed conversion of a mansion house in the city being converted in a Church of Scientology headquarters, the BBC have reported.

    It is understood that the £6m conversion plan of the the Grade II listed Pitmaston House in Moor Green Lane, Moseley, has been recommended for approval.

    Full Story: http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=162864
     
  10. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    I was looking to see if the building shows any sign of work being done by looking on google street view. For some reason it is blacked out, the whole immediate area is black. I don't know anywhere else in the UK that is like that. You can move up and down the road outside RAF Brize Norton for instance which is a sensitive Air Force Base, Porton Down the home of Biological research (weapons of maths destruction) you can't, but you still see from the air. There is some kind of new block near the Idle Org, also blacked out, the penthouse suit is going for only half a million pounds if anyone wants to watch an idle org slowly fall apart.

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/29781371

    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=B1...uk&ei=QEGXUtqrGsrNhAfOlYDoAw&ved=0CIABELYDMAo
     
  11. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Gold Meritorious Patron

    I think the land was bought by a company owned by David Gaiman and his daughter Lizzie.

    They split it up, sold some of it and pocketed about £400,000 of which they donated a sizeable chunk to the CofS.
     
  12. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Gold Meritorious Patron

    "Graeme Wilson, UK public affairs director said the building would be open to local people. The church currently has 118,000 members in the UK, 15,000 of whom are active participants."

    I find this interesting. When they say "members" they seem to be including everyone who ever had any connection with the CofS, apart from Declared SPs presumably.

    And when they say "active members" they mean people still on lines but the figure is still hugely inflated.
     
  13. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    In 2011, there were 2,418 scientologists in England and Wales, and less now, I suspect.

    Scientologists in England and Wales were outnumbered by people who professed to be Jedi (176,632), Rastafarian (7,906), Heavy Metal (6,242), Druid (4,189), and Zoroastrian (4,105).
     
  14. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    BBC News: Scientology Gateshead building still empty after seven years

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-26936135



    Excerpt:
     
  15. Free Being Me

    Free Being Me Crusader

    Another building that $cientology may or may not fix up. With slave labor and all expenses leeched from their followers to "renovate" the building, a photo-shopped grand opening and some local political dupe invited for gravitas. Even after the theoretical opening, there won't be enough $cio's to fill the parking lot anyway. They aren't called Idle Morgues for nothing.
     
  16. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Gold Meritorious Patron

    The article says there are only 62 Scientologists in that part of the country but the CofS says they need a larger building to cater for expansion!:roflmao:
     
  17. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    Nearly right, you were right about how the overall members are counted, ie anyone who ever bought a booklet, whether they are alive or dead, then the smaller figure sounds like the ones who are not address unknown, people who bought a comm course and never did it, people who paid an advance payment to something and in days of extreme stat push people who did a test and left their address with the reg. The amount of address unknowns is also false as most orgs have backlogs of people to take off the mailing list. The numbers really are plucked out of thin air.