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Can Scientology be tripped up by consumer protection? You must hear this pitch.

Discussion in 'Tony Ortega' started by RSS Feed, Mar 8, 2019.

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  1. RSS Feed

    RSS Feed RSS Feeder Bot

    There is a new post up at the Underground Bunker

    Can Scientology be tripped up by consumer protection? You must hear this pitch.

    We recently learned about an attempt by a UK resident to turn Scientology into the consumer protections agency there. In November, a detailed description of Scientology’s abusive business practices was submitted, and we’ve been given access to the report as well as the response it received from UK Trading Standards. To get more[.......]

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  2. screamer2

    screamer2 Idiot Bastardson

    This could be big.
    Imagine a snowball rolling down a mountain covered with fresh moist snow.
  3. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    When I first read the OP I thought it was saying scientology was attempting to open another 'front group' representing consumer interests (not unfeasible IMO). Then I realised someone turned scientology in (as in reported them to the authorities). If anyone knows Tony Ortega perhaps they can get him to change the wording slightly?
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
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  4. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Should have been “turn Scientology in to ...” and not “turn Scientology into ....” It’s a fairly common error.

  5. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Yes Paul, that's exactly what I'm trying to say.
  6. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    Thanks. I've read it 3 times because of the error.
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  7. screamer2

    screamer2 Idiot Bastardson

    All this grammar and syntax policing has got to stop.
    Sometimes, you just gotta role with the paunches. Or something like that.
  8. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Well, it's a dirty job but someon'es got to do it. :biggrin:
  9. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Rolling with the paunches! :roflmao:

    :laugh: :laugh: Oh the pictures you put in my head! :omg: This guy is definitely rolling with the paunches:

    Here's another one. He don't give a shit. He's enjoying the beach and comfortable, just rolling with the paunches. :biggrin:
  10. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    You know what, if I looked like that I wouldn't be able to leave my house, never mind get almost naked on the beach. I think he believes he looks like Mr Universe - god's gift to women.
  11. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    Where should I point the AK47, perchance?

    "Pulled my trigger,now he's dead.....

    Mama, just killed a man...….

    Ahem, time to go...
  12. screamer2

    screamer2 Idiot Bastardson

    I just wanted to re-post that since I seem to have had a hand in derailing this thread.

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  13. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Yeh, Screamer2, it's a good thread topic. I am guilty of derail so reposting and commenting on the OP above. (Besides, Tony fixed the typo. ;) )

    This is a hot subject. Since Scientology has to comply with business practices in the UK and is flagrantly violating these, there seems to be a very good chance that it can be sued or fined for violations. From Tony's article:

    The Bunker: Does Scientology in the United Kingdom have to comply with consumer protection regulations?

    Correspondent: The short answer is: Yes! Here in the UK, Scientology does not benefit from the First Amendment protection that it so successfully exploits in the US. In this country, if you are engaging in the sale of goods and services, which Scientology is, then you have to play by the appropriate rule book.
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  14. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    I could just imagine them squirming thinking they may be forced to pay money back with a smile on their faces saying "please come again, sir/madam".

    Wouldn't that be something to see? :evillaugh: