Thank you all for the messages. It's uplifting to have people that understand where I have come from. It's been hard to explain to my friends here and I almost want to say, seriously, you have to have been there to know what it was like. But trust me, you really don't want to know first hand.
As for the advice, it's much appreciated. After reading Don's post I hunted around and found that in Colorado, Statute of Limitations for unseattled debt is 6 years. Seems like every state has their limitations ranging from 3 years to 6 years. So really legally there is nothing they can do. Not saying their practice was very legal to begin with.
I really have no desire to pay my freeloader. My justification is pretty simple, 9 years of labor, very little pay if any. Had to buy everything myself including the uniform, that really chap's my ass. Put in 16 hour days and basically all they covered was berthing and very bad food. When on the FP "Financial Planning" commitee we basically allocated around $2 a day per person for food. I guess when being given rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner one can do it for $2 a day.
If I was in the real world, I think I could have retired a millionnaire with all the work I put in.
Anyway it goes again to my whole feeling of hypocrites, this time, the policy on exchange. Right now they are out exchange with me.
Tell you what, when they pay my invoice for service, I will pay off my freeloader. Deal?
Antique, don't sell yourself short, just being here and communicating provides immense help, and it is appreciated. As for my true friend still under the spell, it's the one reason I really don't want to piss any one off. I have pretty much decided to keep the door open. Let them call, let me play nice, let them think they are in control, because the minute one of my friends decides to leave, I will be waiting with open arms and a place for them to stay and get them back on the road to recovery.
I was watching Criminal Minds lastnight on TV and something rang very true to me, for those that missed the show, it's about FBI profilers solving cases and lastnights one was about someone on a serial killing in Florida and making it look like satanic rituals. Anyway two of the agents were talking and a 3rd agent said to the second, if you believe in God you have to believe in the devil. They go hand in hand. Well when you believe Scientology is the way and the teaching will get you there, you have to believe the negative too, that you get cancer from reading OT materials, that you will forever be lost if you don't move up the bridge, it goes hand in hand, you can't believe Scientology will help without believing what they say about the opposite side of the spectrum. Anyway back to the point I was trying to make, I don't believe in the technology they offer and thus I don't believe in the consequences they teach, basically, they have lost their control over my mind.
Wieber, as for Green Card, I'm covered, one of the things holding me back from getting an account and posting was I wanted to ensure CoS couldn't screw with my immigrations. Unless they can get congress to boot me out, I'm here for good.
Also, part of the process of getting citizenship was to disclose any immgration issues I was involved in, so yes the INS has my story, I really hope they do something too with the info.
As for anyone showing up on my door unannounced, just remember Colorado does have the, make my day law. All joking aside, I'm not too worried about it, I'm 85 miles away from the closest class IV org and a few thousand miles away from the closest SO.
As for getting the bill reduced, meh, why bother if I don't really plan on paying it. I might just go through the process just to make someone work. Hehehe.