Peaceful Protest in Harlingen, Texas

Discussion in 'USA - Central/Mountain' started by TRISANON, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. TRISANON Member

    Title says all. Since I'm new, I'm not too sure what I'd need to explain about it. (Tips Please of how I can explain it) If Anybody's interested, let's talk.
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  2. fishypants Moderator

    I'm not in the area so won't be able to attend myself, but you could start with venue.

    Is the Scientology 'mission' in Harlingen a real thing with people there, or just a forwarding address?

    Are there any other Scientology / Narconon / ABLE / etc facilities in the area?
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  3. Rod Keller Member

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  4. Rod Keller Member

    There is a Narconon in South Texas, but you would be protesting a fencepost; it's quite a way from the road to the structures.
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  8. Rod Keller Member

    I would suggest staying on 83 where the sidewalk is. Without a sidewalk there can be disputes if you're on their property or not. Also 83 is higher traffic. I think Lone Star BBQ across the street is closed. Big John's BBQ on 83 has its website suspended. I suspect they're closed. I wouldn't count on a bathroom you can walk to.
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  9. fishypants Moderator

    How about Stephano's Brooklyn Pizza?
  10. Rod Keller Member

    If you can stand the shame of eating Brooklyn pizza in South Texas, that might be fine. I'm not sure what Charms Game Room is, but that's a possibility also.
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  11. fishypants Moderator

    From the name, I assumed brothel.
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  12. Quentinanon Member

    That's where a megaphone comes in handy.
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  13. RightOn Member

    Would be great for all parents, families to see signs that say Narconon =Scientology
    As they pull in or out of the place
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  14. TRISANON Member

    also, is it considered an act of violence when you don't listen to a police officer at an actual peaceful protest?
  15. White Tara Global Moderator

    I personally would think it fairly foolhardy to not listen to a police officers reasonable requests. It would be courting trouble to do so. Rods suggestion of an absence of bathroom facilities had me thinking. Pilots on long haul drink water with just an inch or so of apple juice mixed in the bottle. This assists them to slow the frequency with which they require the restroom. Worth keeping in mind.
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  16. Rod Keller Member

    I don't understand the question. I think if a police officer addresses you, it's polite and smart to listen to what he has to say. Does that mean you have to comply? Obviously not.

    One time I was protesting FCDC (the current National Affairs Office) and announced the date on a.r.s. Scientology got a sidewalk permit to have a Mother's Day "Anti Drug Awareness Day" event at the same time. I think it made them sound like they were against drug awareness, but whatever. It was not a real event, it was intended to stop me from protesting. It was not a sidewalk closure permit. Thierry Duchanac told me when I arrived that they had a permit and I couldn't walk up and down the sidewalk with my sign and hand out flyers, like I always did. I told him I would do it anyway. So they called the cops and an officer eventually came along and told me they had a permit for the Mother's Day thing and that I couldn't protest there. I asked him if it was a sidewalk closure permit, because there were hundreds of people using the sidewalk all the time. He said it wasn't. So I asked him "So I am the only person in the District not allowed to walk up and down this piece of sidewalk?" That got him thinking and he went to consult somebody. When he returned he said I was allowed on the sidewalk.

    Listen to the police, but don't always take what they say as the final word.

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