Ybor's biggest cigar factory now hosts Scientology

Discussion in 'Media' started by Optimisticate, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Optimisticate Member

  2. Optimisticate Member

    Another link:


    "Private events" are also scheduled for this weekend.
  3. Optimisticate Member

    Huh, 6000 in Clearwater, THOUSANDS in Ybor City....

    Where's my adding machine
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  5. Anonymous Member

  6. Darth Xander Member

    Lonely? I wasn't lonely. We had handlers.
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  7. amaX Member

    Clearwater and Chicago Anons attended all major Scilon events this past weekend. There were not, I repeat, there were not 6000 Sci's in downtown Clearwater that weekend. There may have been 6000 people attending the Snoop Dogg concert AND the cult activities on Saturday, but no way in hell were there 6000 Sci's in Clearwater all weekend. They bused in a lot of SO to make it look good to the people who did come to Clearwater, but they've been doing that every year we've been protesting. It almost felt like old times with so many SO on the streets, but even with the influx of out-of-town SO? It wasn't anything in comparison to the numbers that used to swarm the streets and sidewalks of downtown.

    They finally probably did come very close to filling Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday night! That venue holds 2,180 people so CONGRATULATIONS, SCIENTOLOGY FOR FINALLY GATHERING UP A LITTLE OVER 2,000 PEOPLE TO ATTEND ONE OF THE MAJOR CULT EVENTS OF THE YEAR IN YOUR MECCA!

    I also agree that there probably were about 2000 Sci's who attended the grand opening of the Yborg store and office building. (I'm no longer calling them orgs or missions or whatever moniker the cult places on these buildings---they're stores and offices. They're not religious buildings at all.)

    The Ybor Sci Shop will probably do a bit of a booming business for a while since this is the preferred place to go for your Sci fix by the Tampa Bay Sci's now. Flag is too much pressure.

    I think the CEO of Scientology David Miscavige finally told a truth: Super Power/Mecca Building/New Flag Building will open sometime this year. He HAS to open it. The rich Sci's are pissed and tired of being regged for money with no results. They've been a patient group: 17 years and over $350 million dollars and still no building...
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  8. Optimisticate Member

  9. OTBT Member

    AnonMomAnon2, thanks for the status update, with realistic estimates of numbers of scilon attendees.
  10. amaX Member

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  11. Darth Xander Member

    Its a beautiful building. Too bad its infested with Scilons.
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  12. amaX Member

    Well at least the beauty of that building has nothing to do with Scientology at all. It was a gorgeous building before the cult moved their business into it. Hopefully it will survive cult occupation and continue to be a beautiful building after the cult is gone.

    How were the cookies?
  13. Darth Xander Member

    Friggin fantastic. Almost all gone in one day.
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  15. xenubarb Member

    But what you NEED is a Parrot AR Drone!
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  17. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's a press release that the cult published today:

    Anniversary of Triangle Factory Fire Highlights Worker Abuses Today, Notes Youth for Human Rights

    Youth for Human Rights of Florida is looking to end sweatshop misery by highlighting fair trade clothing and its designers at the 3rd Annual Colors of the World Fashion Show.


    PRLog (Press Release) - Mar. 6, 2013 - YBOR CITY: In memorial to the victims of 1911’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Youth for Human Rights of Florida announced this week that they are seeking fair-trade clothing to feature at their 3rd Annual Colors of the World Fashion Show.

    The fashion show will be held this July at the historic Ybor Square, current home of the Church of Scientology of Tampa.

    In past years, the fashion show has highlighted fair-trade clothing from Green Verdana, Indigenous Designs, Green Heart Shop, Novica and Urban Inca Shoes.

    Youth for Human Rights would like to expand the variety of clothing that is showcased, to educate and enlighten event attendees that there are alternatives.

    The World Fair Trade Organization defines ‘fair trade’ as “…a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.”

    Paula Martinez, Youth for Human Rights spokesperson said, “When you can buy clothes that are made by people who are given a living wage, who work in humane conditions, you are sending a message that humanity is important, not the bottom line.”

    This was not the case nearly 102 year ago, on March 25th, 1911, when 146 young women – mostly teenage girls - lost their lives in the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The worker’s deaths brought attention to the harsh working conditions of factory workers (including their bosses, whose policy of locking the factory doors from the outside so the girls couldn’t steal clothing or take unauthorized breaks contributed to the fatality rate), created a public outcry. Extensive investigation into these working conditions brought about such sweeping reforms that by the late 1930’s sweatshops in the United States had been obliterated.

    “Unfortunately,” said Dustin McGahee, the President of Youth for Human Rights Florida, “sweatshops have again become a part of the garment industry. Last year, the United States Labor Department conducted 374 different investigations and found 2,215 workers in Southern California and New York who had not been paid minimum wage.”

    McGahee also cites the deaths of 100 factory workers in the Tazreen Fashion Factory in Bangladesh in late 2012 as an example of how garment workers are still forced to work in inhumane conditions.

    “The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights decrees that everyone has the right to a life of no slavery, fair pay and the right to a decent standard of living,” added Martinez, “so we continue to promote these rights through this fashion show.”

    Youth for Human Rights of Florida is a secular, non-profit organization that educates people on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With the support of the Church of Scientology, Youth for Human Rights has been able to reproduce and distribute millions of multi-media educational materials.

    “Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard emphasized that basic human rights are key to the betterment of a civilization,” said Church of Scientology spokesperson Pat Harney. “In fact, in the Code of a Scientologist, Mr. Hubbard called for all members of our Church ‘to support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights’ and this fashion show, and the groups that will benefit as a result are part of what we do to help in this area.”

    For more information, or if you are a designer who produces fair trade clothing and you would like to show your work at this show, please contact Youth for Human Rights at [cult link removed]

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  18. Anonymous Member

    Are you fucking kidding me????
  19. tigeratbay Member

    We should be there in July. :p Keep us posted for dates, thanks
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  20. RightOn Member

    Nervy Nervingtons!
  21. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's another cult press release:

    Church of Scientology Opens Doors to Historic Ybor Square on International Day of Friendship

    Echoing the spirit upon which the City was founded, the historic Ybor Square hosts the 2013 International Day of Friendship on July 30th

    On July 30th, the Church of Scientology of Tampa in historic Ybor Square will host an Open House in recognition of International Day of Friendship.

    The Church, which restored and moved into the iconic Ybor Square on March 13th 2011, announced that it will share the message of peace and harmony promoted through the United Nations’ International Friendship Day initiative. The Open House will be from 10:30 am until 8:30 pm on the 30th July.

    Activities will include tours of the restored, historic building, activities for children, as well as a tour through the Church’s Information Center where interactive displays will provide answers to questions on the Church and its programs.

    The Church is also inviting community groups and non-profit organizations to tour their multi-purpose meeting center and conference rooms which the Church is making available free of charge to these groups for their events and meetings.

    Church spokesperson, Mimi Kintzel, said: “We want visitors to find out more about our Church, our beliefs, who we are, what we do and the many humanitarian programs we sponsor and are willing to share with other community groups. The most commonly asked question I hear from others is, ‘What is Scientology?’ That question will be answered.”

    “We also want our neighbors to know that they are welcome and that only through communication and understanding can we live together in peace,” Kintzel continued. “As the founder of the Scientology religious philosophy once said, ‘On the day we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth.’”

    For more information on the Open House for Tuesday 30 July, International Friendship Day, please call 813-872-0722.

    United Nations International Day of Friendship: The International Day of Friendship is an initiative that follows on a proposal by UNESCO and taken up by the UN General Assembly in 1997, which defined the Culture of Peace as a set of values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence and endeavor to prevent conflicts by addressing and resolving their root causes.

    The Church of Scientology of Tampa: The Church of Scientology Tampa is a member of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce and has been part of the city since 1980. It has worked with many other community groups to promote human rights, drug education and character building. The Church adopted a stretch of Dale Mabry and Capaz Park where parishioners have been carrying our clean-ups since 2001. Other outreach activities include blood drives, clean-ups, disaster relief and community events for families.
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  22. tigeratbay Member

    What a hoot. :p They have so much space they have to use it free for groups in hopes of getting more bodies snatched.

    I sure would like to attend, however they know me, but I can still walk around outside for a few hours or more and prefer to not be alone.
    Anyone interested, please start a conversation (PM) with me.
  23. RightOn Member

    "On the day we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth.’”
    “We also want our neighbors to know that they are welcome and that only through communication and understanding can we live together in peace"

    they are SO damn adorable

    "We want visitors to find out more about our Church, our beliefs, who we are, what we do "
    Anons and others have been working on this for years.
    Don't worry Mimi, the world will find out exactly who the cult is and what they REALLY do.
    And to quote what Cruise said " and some day read about them in a history book" or whatever he said about SP's.
    It will be under "C" for cult.
  24. Anonymous Member

    Mimi is Kimberly Mimi Kintzel and is on Face Book.
    Don't do FB, so I couldn't tell you.
    Husband may be Kurtis Kintzel ?
    HUGE koolaide drinker and founding patron and patron. WISE directory

    Looks like all their kids are on course. SAD
    "Mimi" does not use her own name in completions. smart girl!
  25. The Internet Member

    "The most commonly asked question I hear from others is, 'What is Scientology?' That question will be answered."

    I lol'd because occult levels.
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  27. Howard Hunt Member

    I wish I would've found this thread a week ago. I would've went for a look.
  28. The Wrong Guy Member

    A Tampa Bay site, Creative Loafing, published a "best of" article that included this:

    Best Dianetic Diuretic
    Scientology coffee

    Living amongst the Scientologists as we do — the Church of Scientology bought Ybor Square last year, thus becoming CL’s landlords — we’ve had a relatively acrimony-free relationship, except when CL decides to write something with the word Scientology in it. So, knowing that we risk a visitation from large contingents of steely, smiling PR people, we’re still going to come out and say it: Scientology coffee is great! Nice to have it right across the courtyard, too, and Calvin the barista rocks.

    PS: We read the New Yorker parody. Nice try at appearing to have a sense of humor.
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  29. tigeratbay Member

    Just saw this amaX., I was at Yborg store for the Grand opening and saw more like under 1,000. Just saying. I also went there in next couple of days and it was practically empty.
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  30. DeathHamster Member

    Scam artist brothers Kurtis and Keanan Kintzel.
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  31. Preying on the elderly...and recording dead folks, it seems.

  32. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's another cult press release:

    L. Ron Hubbard’s “The Last Drop”Brings New York to historic Ybor Square

    When a mysterious syrup falls into the wrong hands, what disasters could occur? Find out at Ybor City’s Ybor Square on May 17th.

    On Saturday the 17th of May, starting at 7pm, guests will be treated to an old-style radio reading of L. Ron Hubbard’s classic modern fantasy “The Last Drop.”

    Originally written in the heyday of pulp fiction, “The Last Drop” is the tale of a mysterious syrup from Borneo, and what happens when it ends up in the hands of an over-eager bartender, trying to invent his own signature cocktail.

    The performance, which includes refreshments, will be held in the Chapel of the Church of Scientology of Tampa, located in the historic Ybor Square, located at 1300 East 8th Avenue. Doors open at 6:30.

    The four-cast performance stars JJ Pinkus, Joshua Greenberg, Eric Cefail and Nathaniel Barragan, and is directed by Kathy Sweigart and Joanie Sigal, producer of the East Coast Golden Age Theater.

    “We are very excited to have the Golden Age Theater back in Tampa,” said Mimi Kintzel, the Community Affairs Director at the Church of Scientology of Tampa. “Mr. Hubbard’s stories are a lot of fun and people of all ages enjoy them.”

    During a long and distinguished career, Hubbard earned the reputation as one of the world's most popular and influential authors. He pursued writing in all its many forms, including plays, short stories, novels, film scripts, poetry, articles, essays, nonfiction books and more. In over 50 years as a professional writer, he wrote upward of 60 million words of published fiction and non-fiction—over 550 published titles with still more yet to be released.

    "What is generally missed,” L. Ron Hubbard once remarked, “is that my writing financed research.”

    The East Coast Golden Age Theater has been performing the stories of L. Ron Hubbard to audiences throughout the Tampa Bay area, including the Boys and Girls of the Suncoast, the Villages and live on the radio in Ocala, since spring 2011.

    This is the fourth show that the Church of Scientology of Tampa has hosted over the last few years.

    “Ybor Square was the first brick cigar factory in the United States, and as it was home to Mr. Vicente-Ybor’s cigar factory, it has a very special place in the history of Tampa,” added Ms. Kintzel, “We love opening our doors for the community to see it for themselves.”

    Refreshments will be served during the show. The performance is free, but guests are asked to RSVP to Mimi Kintzel at 813-872-0722.
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  33. Random guy Member

    So. the best tech they have is to perform old and mediocre sci-fi short stories?
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  34. Ogsonofgroo Member

    "What is generally missed,” L. Ron Hubbard once remarked, “is that my writing financed research.” -LRon


    Cigar factory, trading one cancer for another.
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  35. RightOn Member

    hope the mics are turned up nice and high so the performers can hear the crickets chirping
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  36. DeathHamster Member

    Scientology Fuckwits!

    Hubbard co-authored that short story with a real writer, L. Sprague de Camp. 1941/Nov in Astonishing Stories. L. Sprague de Camp had some pretty choice things to say about Hubbard too!
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  37. Budd Member

    An out-of-town friend visited Tampa and specifically Ybor City last month, and we just happened to walk past the Scientology location. It was empty with NObody going in or out, just one little man sweeping the front steps.
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  38. The Wrong Guy Member

    "So tell us, Budd, just how clean are your steps?"
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  39. Ogsonofgroo Member

    "What are your grimes?!?"
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  40. DeathHamster Member

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