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You've really got them talking, everybody.

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by FemAnonz, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. FemAnonz Member

    You've really got them talking, everybody.

    So, I'm not 100% positive if this should belong here or not, if not, well sorry.

    But.


    I'd like to thank and congratulate all of you, Specifically the St. Louis Anons, for your fabulous work.

    I recently ventured out to St. Louis and happened to be staying nearby a very prominent (and very ugly) church of Scientology. When I remarked to my friend about the church, the first thing she said was "Yeah, it gets protested alot too. It's amazing.". I couldn't help but grin, and she continued to talk about how there were frequent protests at the specific location and how it really got the locals stirred up.

    Later that week, I was eating breakfast at a local restaurant, and at the table next to me, a woman out of town remarked to the friend she was eating with about the same CoS. Her friend continued to talk about the protests and how she had even talked to one of the protesters and was well informed on the whole CoS situation. She hadn't realized the extent of the CoS's actions, and was not only amazed, but felt that she had to help spread the word.

    Chatter like this popped up here and there throughout my stay. And it made me feel really good, to know that we're not just making a scene, but we're actually making a difference. At least, the locals sure as hell know about the current situation and are wanting to help make a change.

    So to all you Anons, keep on doing what you do best. Because if you can get the locals talking, you certainly know you're doing a good job.
  2. exOT8Michael Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Great news. The ripples in the pond reach the farthest shores.
    Anon is SOOOOO making ripples.
    :hooray:
  3. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Several times in LA and even in Clearwater, locals walking by our protest would whisper "thank God you're doing this" or some sort of encouragement. Lots of people know something's wrong with Scientology but aren't willing to protest or just aren't able. So your protesting is actually good for the morale of the locals who know something's wrong, as well as informing others.

    Thanks Anonymous!
  4. Flynn Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    This thread is full of awesome.

    When ppl give you the thumbs up, and say 'thanks for being here'.

    That's the best caek of all. *sniffle*
  5. Asian-anon Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    St. Louis Anons should see this. They need to know.
  6. Magoo Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Sooooooooooo true! Great job, St.Louis, and Anonymous in general! :flowers:

    Magoo
  7. Anon-ymous Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Great work :awesome:

    The more people get informed, less people are likely to join the cult, and more people are likely to start protesting .
  8. xBLiTZxKRiEGx Member

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    I am glad to help.
  9. Killawog Member

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    I have been approached numerous times by locals when protesting the Tustin org and told, "everybody can't stand this place."

    I'm guessing not only is it the org, but the fact that they've let the grounds surrounding it go to seed.

    Just like a bad neighbor . . .
  10. Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    I hate the fact that a lot of the smaller cities and smaller protests get glossed over. Xenuspeed, my St. Louis /b/rothers. You're all making a HUGE difference and it takes a whole lot of balls to be out there in small groups. You fucking ROCK it.
  11. Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    I can't even count the number of times someone has looked me, looked at me in the eyes said, "Thank you. Whoever you are. thank you. keep it up." I can't count the number of conversations I've had with locals who read our fliers and came back to ask us questions. I can't recall the number of times someone has walked up to us and asked, "Do you have another mask and some fliers I can hand out?"

    welcome to the future baby. one day at a time.
  12. Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    I know it may sound stupid, but threads like these help to give me motivation to continue fighting the church. I've begun to have my doubts about Anonymous, but regardless of the current direction of the movement, a lot of good has been done because the public knows more about Scientology now than at any other point in its existence, from what I can tell. That's due to the internet and the protestors.
  13. Mousey Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    That's really what's been keeping me in this. It's like watching cops and there's a domestic dispute and the cops decide to arrest the husband but instead of the wife freaking out and saying "THAT'S MY MAN HE DIN'T DO NUTHIN LEAVE HIM ALONE" the wife is like "Shit thanks officer I thought he was going to kill me this time THANK YOU SO MUCH".
  14. formerlyIN Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Enturbulator:

    Anonymous IS making a huge differece. Trust me on that. Public Scn' s are looking at the truth and the CoS is running around like a chicken with it's head....off. Even scare tactics are getting desperate.

    Please don't doubt, you're making a difference.
  15. anon1957 Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    I have a story.

    There is a woman in my neighborhood who I talk to a lot in the park while we are walking our dogs in the am. One day she was telling me that she used to work for a "charity" that was a front for Landmark/Forum. To make a long story short, she ended up getting fired after a year because she refused to take their BS "courses." She complained to the Labor Dept and won a settlement from them. But while she was researching them, she called Cult Watch and discovered that they were scientologists, which really pissed her off. So I asked her what she knew about Scientology--she had done some research on her own after her Landmark experience, but more interestingly, she knew about Anonymous because she had read the Radar Magazine cover story.

    Somehow we got to talking about the stress test tables in the Times Square subway --she works for a media company in that area now. I told her that they were illegally selling books and that if she wanted to have some fun, she could call 311, which she and her daughter have been doing on a regular basis and getting them ticketed and shut down a number of times.

    Now for the good part. Yesterday am she came running up to me all excited and said you are never going to believe this. On the 5th she saw a stress test table in the TS subway station. She walked up to them and began to ask them questions, like how much are the books. The scilon said $20. She said, but I thought it was illegal to sell things in the subway. So they said it was a $20 donation. She said, then if it is a donation, I'll give you $1.00. At that point, they went and got a more senior scilon, who came over and tried to say that the book was only avail for $20. She said then how can you call it a donation? Then she asked to see the part in the book that talked about aliens! (The told her that there were no aliens in scientology--that that was just something that some bad people made up. LOL) She also kept up the argument that they couldn't call it a donation if it was fixed. She also said something about finding a cop to find out if what they were doing is legal.

    At that, the guy gave the order for the kids to pack the table up! She was dumbfounded that just that little bit of hassling on her part would send them packing. (She is a 60ish stylish woman--not at all looking like an anon!) The whole thing took about 10 minutes on her part! She was really elated that they ran off like that. She knew nothing about the anon flash raids, and when I told her about them she really laughed. She also mentioned that they took out their camera phones and took her picture. I told her that they would likely try to find her--but she said bring it on. She works for a MAJOR news show and if they did that to her, it would be a major footbullet on their part. (No, she is not involved in production so she has no influence over stories, but it would interest her employers if she were to be Fair Gamed)

    So, if it is getting so bad that even an irritated member of the general public can send a stress test packing, Anonymous IS having an impact!
  16. argh Member

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    :hooray: Epic Irritated Lady!

    :flowers:
  17. Prozac4Tom Member

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    She needs to be made an honorary member of the Blue Hairs!
  18. xfool4now Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    I LOVES me little ol' ladies!!

    BOTH Coasts!!!

    enturbulate!!

    xFool
  19. cubby Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    thank you femanonz... it's good to know we're having an impact like that. :)

    EDIT: i think that's actually the most motivating thing i've heard lately... i'm sure other cities have stories like this, too.

    we are getting through to the people on the street who haven't been snagged by the money machine... that's important.
  20. AnonOrange_ Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    That's a great story. A single unconnected woman making them pack up and leave.

    Something similar happened to me last weekend. Another Anon told be about a stress table down the street in Hollywood. I thought: Hey let's pay them a visit !

    As SOON as we arrived and saw me withe the mask, they started packing. I was truly amazed and I have to thank everybody that have "worked" them in prior protests/raids. It turns out that the day before, our LA beloved Angry Gay Pope was there protesting. He and others made it easy for me.

    If you haven't seen my video series of the event, here it is:
    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/121-raids/hollywood-scientology-stress-table-takedown-21287/

    Please join us on July 12, ask your friends to come and join us too. Dressing up like spies is fun in itself !
  21. Thetan Ass Member

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    YEP ^^^this happens every raid. Hospitals/big businesses are close by our raid sites, and these people have to deal with scilons most likely all the time. Sometimes they whisper (and that's understandable given aggressive fair gaming L.A. scilons) We hear: "LOVE YOU GUYS! KEEP IT UP!"

    Pretty much now all city vehicles honk and wave. Firemen even.
    Taxis as well. Anonymous tips WELL.:woot:

    Support shows. They drive by waving and cheering. They make their own signs and some scream, "IT'S A CULT!!! YEA ANONYMOUS!"
    They want to help. Have extra medical masks and gloves at all times...

    hell yea. :guyfawkes:
  22. Moralfag Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    At Sea Aaaaarg I had a guy who'd fought at Arnhem say they did it so we would be able to do what we are doing. I think he meant have the relative freedom of speech to protest cults, not sure if memes were part of it all.
  23. Robert S Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    It's viral. I do a little interjection game to keep the connotation going. Guy says to me "I don't know, it's weird, these people think there's a monster in the lake. Like people believe anything." And I go "Yeah, Like Scientology." And the guy goes "Yeah. Oh Jesus, they're even worse."

    I hear that and suddenly there's a monster in my pants.
  24. Jack the dog Member

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    Yes, this pleases me.
  25. Top Grunge Member

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    In Clearwater now its hard to hear anyone say anthing about Scientology without someone saying they are a cult, or Xenu story (like I said in other thread, Dad told his 2 year old that he was carrying the Xenu story when Co$ tried to hand him Dianetics bookmark), or mention of the protests. This is just the beginning, but I believe it will become impossible for Co$ to shake the image that we have cast. Like great product name recognition, I mean like person A says Pizza and person B says Papa Johns, so too will Anonymous be. If a person says anything about Scientology, Anonymous, or at least the crazy or abusive ways of Scientology will instantly come to mind. This is one way the cult will lose.
  26. anonymous44 Member

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    personally, i think Epic Irritated Lady is a pretty cool guy, ehs shuts down stress test tables and doesn't afraid of anything.
  27. mojo Member

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    and very intelligent! donation, you say? here's a buck!!! oh officer. that's a technique i think i'll borrow from her.
  28. Spork Member

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    Interesting post. Over time the Scientology brand may become irremediably tarnished due to the ongoing protests, bad press and unfavourable internet exposure. In the end the brand image problem may grow so severe that Scientology could become effectively unsalable.

    I'm trying to think of a good analogy from the marketing of consumer products. Only coming up with beer names such as Schlitz and Watneys Red Barrel, once huge brands which were debased qualitywise and pushed so far down market that they've virtually vanished.
  29. AnonymIceland Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Arnhem? Damn...

    I hope you shook that man's hand long and hard. The Red Devils were something really special.
  30. Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Great story, and great work St Louis Anons.

    Makes me want to go out and do something right now.

    Maybe write to my senator.
  31. Slothrop Member

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    Food Lion? Nothing like a news special on how dirty your stores are to ruin a brand...
  32. Lrononymous Member

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    this is awesome news. word is getting out to groups of people I never would have expected to talk about "anon". thanks everyone
  33. churchlady Member

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    LOL = Little Old Lady. She is the soul-sister of our own "Bad People" lady from last weekend. I broke out the sherry in her honor.


    Yes, yes, drop Scientology in every conversation you can.

    "We need more milk"

    "Scientologists can't afford milk"


    "It sure is hot today"

    "It's really hot for the poor Scientologists sitting in the sun at stress test tables."

    Etc.
  34. exOT8Michael Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    At L.A-Hollywood protests I have had a lot of folks passing by give great verbal support, with real sinserity as well. You can feel the relief and praise in their voices as to what we are doing to protest Scientology's infamous abuses.

    There we are, standing on the Walk of Fame with stars under our feet and Scientology getting relegated by the surrounding population to the walk of shame.

    I want to say, also that it is very important to validate and give props to the protests in the smaller centers. It takes guts to go out there in small groups and get the message across. Thanks, you guys !!!

    :headbang::headbang::headbang:

    I take my OG hat off to all Anons who protest, and who do things behind the scenes of the intertubes to put this scam cult out of business fast. The ripples you are making both with lulz and srsbznss are being felt far and wide.
  35. Major Boyle Member

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    Ah, death of a thousand press releases. It amazes me the $cis haven't figured out that they are losing. I mean really, they've had to tell their drones to stop confronting us because 1) We're not afraid of their bullbaiting and 2) We've managed to make their members blow by engaging them in debate.

    Worse yet, we are educating the public. How soon will it be before the fresh meat dries up completely? Where will their cash flow come from if they're forced to spend million waging a war against a faceless insurgency that will simply not quit?

    The analogy with Vietnam is an apt one. We, the insurgents are going to win. The culties will not. Its that simple.

    I am looking forward to a huge AnonyParty once this is all over. And I wanna see video of David Miscavige bawling his eyes out once he goes to jail.
  36. Plups Member

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    Threads like this add fuel to the righteous fire. Thanks for all the stories, people.
  37. churchlady Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    "Fresh meat dries up completely?"

    Your mixed metaphors make me want to barf, but I support you totally.

    I have to go cook dinner now. Chipped beef on toast? Beef Jerky?
  38. Robert S Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Whaju call me??!
  39. momISanon Member

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    Educate the public, and they won't fall for the line. Eventually, they will become bankrupt because of no new "plebs".

    Get the tax-exempt status removed....and it will tumble down even quicker. Then they will depend, solely, on "Hollyweird" and book sales to fund them.
  40. momISanon Member

    Re: You've really got them talking, everybody.

    Hahaha! I think my "military dad" used to call that "shit on a shingle". :razz:

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