Re: Mini - SF Bay Area Protests Excellent, excellent points. Perhaps if I shed light on my behavior other newfags can better prepare for the 15th. The reason I would first say "We're protesting Scientology on the 15th!" was to put people at ease. If I was descending the escalator at a mass-transit station and masked people in black were down there (with cops closely eyeballing them), I'd be AVOIDING EYE-CONTACT AT ALL COSTS. I was hoping that by letting them immediately know what we were about, we could set them at ease and get them to take a flyer. You outline a totally counter-intuitive style, but one that I now think would be more effective and most importantly, FUN!. That's my take-away from this.. Don't get so caught up you don't have any fun. It's easy to adopt the Berkeley-style activism mentality, but that's boring unless you get some crunchy ass afterward. Have you considered the idea he thought you were sexy? This is San Francisco, you know. Re: SOMA mission. Locked down tighter than a fucking bank! I mean seriously folks, have you ever seen a "Mission" with huge iron bars and gates? As if someone is going to break in and steal their Dianetics! You can't even see the sign that says "Scientology" very easily. At first I thought the print shop next door was a front.