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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith "Justified And Ancient" Cochran)
Subject: Thoughts on the picket... (Boulder)
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Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 15:29:24 GMT
(1) It is imperitive that one person have a laptop and printer at each
of the suceeding pickets. Deb Danos made a comment along the lines
of "Somebody else wrote up the fair game policy; Hubbard rescinded
it". I wanted to ask her why the Copyright Office listed Hubbard
as the author, but didn't have the copyright numbers, etc handy.
I ran into a couple of other situations like that.
(2) I finally met some practicing members of Scientology yesterday. The
OTIII said something about "I don't need to read that; I'm OTIII"
as she went running out of the area. There was a person who claimed
to be OTVI, and working on OTVII, but I didn't get to speak with her.
(3) I asked Deb Danos if she thought a post containing six lines from
OTVII could be cancelled by the cult. She said "yes". Deb also
mentioned that the cancellations has been brought up in court Friday,
but she didn't mention any details.
(4) I pity the Scientologists I met. Deb was high-strung, and seemed to
me to be extremly nervous. Anderson seemed to be alert, but I felt
that he was out there because he was afraid somebody was going to
fuck up, not that he was out there for fun. He spent a lot of time
hanging around behind Deb.
(5) Is Boulder/Boston the only sites that had implants? Our implant
had a sign that read something like "We support lawlessness and
terrorism on the Internet". Now this is a gentleman (He introduced
himself as "Bob") I pity. I walked up to him and asked "Do you
really think you're fooling anybody?" I figured he would smile,
laugh, make a small joke, or something. He just said "No, I'm
playing the cynical picket." I didn't ask what the hat of cynical
(6) Gender: At the Boulder picket, there were two male scientologists when
we started: Anderson and Bob. The other three pickets, Deb, and the
rest (Until Rex Fowler and the clear showed up) were all females. Do
you think this was intentional?
(7) I'm going to report myself for a comm violation to ARS executive central.
Did _anybody_ mention to the press that I am a programmer, another
person manages an art gallery, another ran for the senate in 1992,
that we come from diverse background, with diverse interests, and
we have two commen things about us:
(1) We all use the Internet.
(2) The cult has declared war on the Internet.
It is imperitive that the pickets get together with short biographies
a week or so before the next picket so that we know who each other
are, and something about them.
(8) Yes, I'm going to get a spelling checker for my next picket sign.
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