Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

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Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby Marcab » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:16 am

Crosspost from WWP:

Epic raid, Scientology opened their "Ideal Morgue" in Santa Ana and protestors were on hand to mark the occasion. Much lulz and enturbulation were had by all and creepy goons were out in full force to try to intimidate and bother, failing miserably all the way.

We met on the north side of the event, several streets were closed down. The availability of parking meant that many public Scientologists had to pass by our little rebel alliance, where they were treated to the latest news that their "church" isn't telling them, i.e., the closure of Narconon Trois-Rivieres and Lisa Marie blowing the cult among other items.

The cops met up with us and gave us the ground rules for protesting (no tunes, alas!) and were pretty cool, though apparently they harassed Smurf early on at the direction of the Scilons (fail!).

Interaction with OSA goons was limited to them filming and attempting (and failing!) to follow us, also had a couple of them attempt to pass themselves off as curious bystanders, but their binders bearing Scientology logos were a dead giveaway, lol!!

We also had some newbies show up, welcome to the party!!

Here's some pics, I might post some video of Miscavige's "speech," but I think he even put my camera to sleep. And I won't even mention what their "band" did to the Beach Boys (trying to push the OC theme). Oh, the horror!!

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And Newbs!! Love the color signs!!

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Creepy Scilon photog is creepy!! Make sure you get my good side though!!

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby magoo1 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:24 am

This is an interview I did after the OC picket, with one of the picketers.
Here is John Dries (X-Sea Org, X-Cramming officer, X-Qual Sec at Celebrity Center in the '70's

Here's our interview, both about the picket and other views from John:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv0nFtgm ... ature=plcp

Love to ALL :cheers:

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby skeptic2girl » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:02 am

Well done, guys! No doubt this was a very big deal for the cult... wonder which org they shut down to open this one?

Good to see you here, Marcab!

Looks like it was a great day for some truth-telling...

PS: can't find report on wwp
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Postby Smurf » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:21 am

It was an interesting protest to say the least... I walked up the street and right into the entrance only to be grabbed from behind by PAC security Odo Huber, who called over a smug cop who informed I was not welcome there, and ordered me to leave the same way I came. I spoke to a police sergeant nearby & he politely said I could walk down the street out of the "private area" reserved by the cult.

Two gruff cops decided we were to be contained in a small area and not be allowed to walk across the street on a public sidewalk... Tory & I took exception to this and she tried to cross only to be physically blocked by police. Later, a very polite police sergeant spoke to us and reversed the orders of the first 2 cops...

Tory, Casper, and I walked freely across the street... the cop I argued with earlier, Officer Matt Craig, was observably chagrined.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps9xYLQOSLs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5dRSCu3bvw&list=UUZ6j1FWHSH2Y2Mb726w9SmQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIjoV2uxYtc&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby Radio Paul » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:30 am


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The lady -- let's call her "Miss Anonymous" for ironic shits and giggles -- told me the event was for "parishioners" only, and the new Orange County location was necessary, as the so-called church continues (cough) to grow (cough)."

That being the case, it looks like they are not interested in proving that they are growing by leaps and bounds by inviting new public. Looks like to me they are hiding their numbers as they are predictably low.

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby Marcab » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:54 am

skeptic2girl wrote:Well done, guys! No doubt this was a very big deal for the cult... wonder which org they shut down to open this one?

Good to see you here, Marcab!

Looks like it was a great day for some truth-telling...

PS: can't find report on wwp


That would be the Tustin Org - one of the few that actually has a decent amount of activity these days. Talk about killing the golden goose!!

Glad to be here!

Report on WWP (pretty much the same as here):

https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/orange-county-ideal-org-opening-postgame-june-2nd.102994/#post-2125599

Love the avatar, btw. How hot was Scully back in the day?
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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby jensting » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:06 pm

magoo1 wrote:This is an interview I did after the OC picket, with one of the picketers.
Here is John Dries (X-Sea Org, X-Cramming officer, X-Qual Sec at Celebrity Center in the '70's

Here's our interview, both about the picket and other views from John:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv0nFtgm ... ature=plcp

Love to ALL :cheers:

Tory/Magoo


Good show! Awesome video!!

Best Regards

Jens

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby sconetale » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:42 pm

What is striking about this event is that on the one hand it seems to be oriented toward the public/media - being out in the open air and all.
But then the media have evidently been kept out... or at least all the reports I found online are in the tone of "ridicule" :)

Evidently they are competely loosing out on "playing the public" at the moment... (Then again thinking back, their PR strategies struck me as goofy for as long as I can remember.)

It seems that this event-grandiose in scale as it may be- primarily serves as an internal show to keep Scientologists "believing".

What they still seem to be able to do is "support politicians financially" (e.g. Jeff Stone) , influence police departments and hire OSA investigators to attempt to intimidate people who talk.
There is probably a core of evil that won't go away as long as there are "chips on the table" as Mark Headley put it.

Thanks for this picket... great job!! :flower:
Looking forward to a future video that intercuts the picket footage with the ultra-glossy Co$ PR vid. :)

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby I'mglib » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:05 pm

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In that last photo the barrier had blown over. Uh oh, PTS!
"A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it." -William Ralph Inge

Watch the Los Angeles press conference here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ScilonTV#p/

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby I'mglib » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:34 pm

Cool video with and interview with an Ex Scientologist. She had such pretty eyes, but the lighting was bad, ugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwugjr_A ... e=youtu.be
"A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it." -William Ralph Inge

Watch the Los Angeles press conference here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ScilonTV#p/

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby Smurf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:38 am

"Among those on hand to welcome Orange County’s new Church were Anaheim City Council Member Lorri Galloway; Garden Grove Mayor William Dalton; Santa Ana Preservation Society Board Director, Ms. Maxine Schmidl; Orange County’s Faith in Youth Project Director of the Community Service Program, Ms. Lourdes Gutierrez; and Orange County Interfaith Network Board Member Mike Penn."

http://newsantaana.com/2012/06/03/churc ... santa-ana/

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby sconetale » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:01 am

Smurf wrote:"Among those on hand to welcome Orange County’s new Church were Anaheim City Council Member Lorri Galloway; Garden Grove Mayor William Dalton; Santa Ana Preservation Society Board Director, Ms. Maxine Schmidl; Orange County’s Faith in Youth Project Director of the Community Service Program, Ms. Lourdes Gutierrez; and Orange County Interfaith Network Board Member Mike Penn."

http://newsantaana.com/2012/06/03/churc ... santa-ana/


I just read the statements of these politicians... there seems to be absolutely 0 independent thought contained within them. All statements appear perfectly scripted.

Public officials, scripted by a cult. :xenu: :xenu: :xenu: :xenu: :xenu:

Sickening highlights are imho Garden Grove Mayor William Dalton who compares Scientology to Cesar Chavez...
Lorri Galloway calls Scientology "a massive international church"... guess it's clear where she is getting her info from and what info she chooses to ignore.
And when Ms. Lourdes Gutierrez thanks Scientology for "creating healthy and safe communities in Orange County" she should probably get some info on how things are going down in Clearwater where all the Scientological "healthiness" is playing out in full.
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Postby xxx » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:01 am

Looks like Pauline and others had already done the job. Santa Ana only sent a Preservation society board director.

The only person that matters a symbolically is the Mayor of Garden Grove. He is probably in bed with the Moonies for votes and cults tend to support each other.

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Re: Orange County Ideal Org Opening Protest - June 2nd

Postby Wieber » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:03 am

I'mglib wrote:Cool video with and interview with an Ex Scientologist. She had such pretty eyes, but the lighting was bad, ugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwugjr_A ... e=youtu.be


Woot!
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(edit)
I'm assuming the woman in this video will come here to look at it so I'm going to put this link here for the resource list I've put together. Maybe she'll find something she hasn't seen before that will help her with her recovery.
http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/Wieber/lists/563909
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