From braintree!news.sprintlink.net!newsfeed.internetmci.com!skylink!usenet Tue Jan 2 10:27:11 1996
From: Ted Mayett
Subject: Vegas Picket - Day One (again)
Date: 28 Dec 1995 05:25:59 GMT
Organization: Skylink Networks (http://www.skylink.net/)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
X-Mailer: Mozilla 1.22 (Windows; I; 16bit)
My sign said,
I notified the police at 1:48pm and arrived at the Sahara building at
3:27pm, and they were ready. Normally there are 8-12 vehicles parked in
the lot. When I arrived there were 17. In the short time I picketed 5
police vehicles cruised by. It certainly seems Scieno has someone
sympathetic in the Police Dept.
3:27 I started marching. 3:33 about 7 of them crowded the glass door to
smile and wave at me.
They crowded their side of the door. The street was mine. One of them,
before they crowded the door, asked me about the sign. I told her I have
been on the internet asking OSA for the Declare and they will not give it
to me so I'm picketing for it. And that was all I said at that time.
Everything was uneventful for about 30 minutes. I made eye contact
whenever I could and hit them with the baddest TR 0 they have ever seen.
About 3:45 this older woman I have never met before came out to talk
with me. I told her that she would have to walk with me if she wanted to
talk because walking is a picket requirement. And so we walked and
talked. I told her about 1995, 5 raids, 15 new lawsuits, 20 million in
attorneys, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands. She asked me how I knew it
was true. I told her I had asked OSA repeatedly to deny it. Which I did
a few times those first few weeks on the net VIA e-mail to theta.com.
She said the internet is full of lies, I said it has court documents and
newspaper articles. But that she should ignore those and stay with
Freedom mag, Auditor and Impact. I asked if she remembered when the
study tech was used to teach 1.5 million children in S. Africa. She did.
I told her the people in S. Africa never saw it happen. The bantering
went back and forth for awhile. I almost slipped up once, told her
scieno was the most barratrous, and I almost said cult, instead of
religion. After awhile I wore her down, she really started to listen. I
kept it all very, very gentle. I lied a lot. I took the stance that
Hubbard and Scientology were good, that the problem was OSA. That OSA
was out-tech and dragging scieno down. That the tech was not being
followed by OSA. She asked why I was picketing. I said I care about
scieno, that I am here to shake staff out of their apathy, that only
Scientologists care if Scientology survives, and the Scientologists don't
care. I waved at the traffic and said it's a real world out here, that
staff is a laughing stock. That the modern science of mental health, the
most technologically developed religion on the planet should be abreast
of the times.
That the internet would save this org alone $220 a month in long distance
fees, that planet wide this would amount to millions of dollars. And yet
OSA does not allow it. That somebody has to handle OSA. That I am here
as a bridge between management and staff, and that if I have to picket
for a year to shake off the apathy I will picket for a year. Because I
care about Scientology.
Well I made a sale today, this woman is a believer. Unfortunately she is
nothing near an official spokesperson. We then discussed courses for a
bit, very gentle conversation. She said she had to leave, we parted
company smiling. As soon as she left me, 4:34pm, I raced across the
street to my car and drove away. I'll be training them in the days to
come. When they talk to me I will leave, but only if they've really
One by one I'll get through to them, and I'll lie a lot. My only goal is
to get them on the net. The web pages will do the rest.
OSA, you must Declare me. You have no choice. I have committed crimes
against the church and I can prove them.
1) I have receipts from 7/28/95-8/5/95 proving I received money back from
the church. Also I can subpoena CCLV staff to prove I received money
back. I doubt you can get them all to lie.
2) I held a picket Sep 9 1995 with a sign saying 'stop the raids'. I do
not have wog witnesses to this but at least a dozen staff and public
witnessed it. Again I doubt that you can get them all to lie.
3) 12/19/95 I placed an ad in the newspaper publicly departing
Scientology. I have a copy of the ad.
You must Declare me for these crimes. I will picket for this Declare
until you do. This woman I mentioned asked me why I wanted a Declare. I
told her to ask OSA, they know why. Locally the people do not know why I
am pushing for this document. The net knows I will be airing the
legality of the document in court. The locals don't. They are going to
have to hear it from you.
I've had it with this cult. I'm taking it to the streets. Cyberspace is
fine, cyberspace is fun. But I'm taking it to the streets. #scientology
is a pleasure I cannot enjoy again. I cannot have my case (no pun
intended ) aired in my presence. Fact is this picketing will cost me
time on ARS also. Only so many hours in a day. I'm going to be hitting
them hard from now on. Arriving at random times, staying for different
lengths of time. Some days I'll be there when they open, sometimes when
they close. My tolerance level has been exceeded. I absolutely will not
walk my city in fear. As a human being and an American citizen I have
certain basic rights. We all have rights.
OSA, you have gone too far. You will mend your ways or I will not leave
you alone. Every time you turn around I'll be there looking at you. I
am very angry. You will stop getting kids fired from their jobs, you
will stop harassing women, you will stop raiding men's homes. You will
change what policies need to be changed or you will be relegated to a
place in history, a memory.
I cannot hold a candle to the work that has been done and is being done
on this newsgroup. What I do do well is the streets, the streets and I
are old friends. And that's where I'll be. If you want to talk to me
it's going to have to be by e-mail. If there's a post you want me to
see, or a post you think I need to see, do it by e-mail. I'll post at
least once every 48 hours, I know some of you are concerned. Of course
I'll follow ARS as much as possible. But I will be in the streets. I am
going to bring it home to staff and public. They are going to have to
deal with me when they enter and leave the orgs. Here in Vegas their
days of innocence are over. It took a few e-mails to say I would be
declared. Here's one,
Wait, there is more.
The ad I ran 12/19/95,
I publicly depart Scientology, I do
not believe in Xenu. I cannot afford
$360,000 for Spiritual Freedom. T.M.
Will run again on 1/1/96. Again it runs for one day. I'm giving you
time because I want you to scramble to try and stop it. I know you have
the paper, I just don't know who. If this ad is stopped I'll find out.
The paper ran the ad once, I'll see them in court if they do not run it
Small Claims, I'll sue for free ad time.
The ad I want to place will run in 16 newspapers at one time for 5 days.
It will cost $1,250.00.
It will be seen in three NV papers and 13 CA papers. There are
legalities to be worked out first, I'll be meeting with supervisors in
'96. You can stop this bigger ad, give me my Declare and I won't run it.
I may run it otherwise. I will have my Declare.
Today's picket was in memory of a kid found dead on the Apollo.
(this quote is not verbatim, if anyone has it at their finger tips I
might use it as my sig)
"...now I'm not saying that a bared breast will stop a cannonball, but if
enough breasts are bared the cannonballs will stop." L. Ron Hubbard