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Happy Anniversary Anonymous! The Scrapbook Thread

Discussion in 'North America Pickets and Protests' started by SweetnessandLight, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. :guyfawkes: Happy Anniversary Anonymous! The Scrapbook Thread is here to Celebrate the Anon Movement. :clap: It's a place to post pictures and vids and hold memories as we watch this world wide social justice movement unfold, and see history made before our eyes. :thumbsup:

    Anonymous is a truly collaborative social protest movement collective of dedicated people concerned with free speech, human rights, justice for crimes, and ending abuse and fraud in the Cult of Scientology. :happydance:

    It just keeps growing! :guyfawkes:

    This thread is a place to post pictures and vids of protests and flash raids, share personal stories of protest experiences, share wins, lessons learned, and to CELEBRATE all things Anonymous! :thumbsup:

    But first, why is the anniversary in February? Because Lisa McPherson, the most well-known victim of the Cult of Scientology, was born on February 10th. So the initial outbreak of world-wide protests in 2008 was done in honor of her memory.

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    Here is a Vid made which documents a bit of the history of the Anonymous movement. :congratulations:

    Part One: http://youtu.be/HsSQEaAaDxg

    Part Two: http://youtu.be/odYp0QpLC8Q



    :guyfawkes: Happy Anniversary, Anonymous! :cake:
     
  2. Dilettante

    Dilettante Patron Meritorious

    From the bottom of my heart-
    THANK YOU, Anons.​
    Dil
    Happy Anniversary
    :happydance:
     
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    All about Scientology's "Lisa McPherson Clause" here: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Scientology/ReleaseForms/Introspection.html

    Scientology Moving to Secure Its 'Right' to Kill Again
    (Welcome to LisaClause.org -- for latest updates click here)

    Lisa clause or Lisa McPherson clause: an adhesion clause to insulate one party from all damages, including personal injury or death, from known and unknown conduct of commission or omission of the party so released. An "adhesion clause" is a recognized legal term which means "take it or leave it", i.e., that the party signing the agreement has no bargaining power and therefore no alternative but to include the clause in the agreement.

    A new Scientology release form has surfaced that gives the cult the right to hold its members in isolation indefinitely, and absolves it of any responsibility for a member's injury or death as a result -- the "Lisa McPherson clause". (Thanks to Scientology PR spokesperson Linda Simmons Hight for confirming the document's authenticity to Fox News.)

    * Scientology killed Lisa McPherson in Clearwater, Florida, on December 5, 1995. She was held against her will for 17 days, denied medical care, and forcibly sedated. When her guards tried to force her to undergo the Introspection Rundown and she refused, she was kept in an isolation lock-down until she died from severe dehydration. Forensic entomologists later identified 110 cockroach feeding sites on her body, and three nationally prominent forensic pathologists opined that the manner of death was "homicide". (The pathologists were Calvin Bandt, M.D. (affidavit), Werner Spitz, M.D. (affidavit), and John Coe, M.D.)

    * In 1997, Lisa's estate filed a wrongful death suit against the Church of Scientology. That trial has been postponed six times by Scientology's legal maneuvering, but is now expected to take place in 2004.

    * Before and after the wrongful death case was filed by Lisa's family, attorneys for Scientology insisted to state prosecutors -- and on national television -- that there was no religious service involved in Lisa's treatment; she was simply a guest at the Fort Harrison Hotel ("Flag") enjoying "rest and relaxation." Similar statements were made to the St. Petersburg Times. But after initially lying about it to police investigators, Flag Senior Case Supervisor Alain Kartuzinski later admitted that he had written a program for the Introspection Rundown for Lisa and placed it in its proper location in her confidential PC (preclear) folders (see below). It can't be found.

    * From a 1998 interview with Michael Rinder (head of Scientology's intelligence and dirty tricks squad, the Office of Special Affairs) on the CBS television program Public Eye:

    JEANNETTE-MEYERS: Rest and relaxation sounds like a wonderful idea. But the records say that two days into her stay she was spitting out food and vomiting, four days into her stay she was ashen faced and feverish, and then she became violent, striking the attendants, hallucinating, thinking that she's L. Ron Hubbard, being too weak to stand, soiling herself, crying, babbling, breaking things. At that point, isn't it clear that it's not working?

    RINDER: What's not working?

    * The state of Florida brought criminal charges against the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization in 1998 for its treatment of Lisa McPherson. The case was eventually dropped after a sudden and suspicious change of opinion by the medical examiner, Joan Wood, as to the cause of Lisa's death. (This occurred after Scientology spent months harassing Wood.) Prior to the dropping of charges, Scientology filed a Motion to Dismiss the criminal charges in which it asserted that "The Introspection Rundown itself is an entirely religious process." And, in an amicus brief filed by Michael Rinder and an unnamed collection of "executives of the Churches of Scientology throughout the world", the organization complained that:
    "... this prosecution attempts to place us in fear of the consequences of the very practice of our religion. In the face of these charges, can we be sure that providing any of our religious services to the members of our faith will not result in prosecution because some zealot in a government agency disagrees with our beliefs? Can any of us be sure that if one of our parishioners in the future needs an Introspection Rundown, it will not result in our Church being charged? The answer is, of course, no. And that is an intolerable result."

    * In 2000, Professor Stephen Kent of the University of Alberta, an expert on the sociology of religion, and Scientology in particular, submitted an affidavit in the wrongful death suit in which he stated that:

    "Seen in historical context, the Introspection Rundown is the culmination of pseudo-psychiatric and pseudo-medical therapies that dates back to the founding of Dianetics and runs through Scientology up to the present day. Nothing about the Introspection Rundown is religious. Hubbard's stated secular intention was to eliminate psychiatry, and Lisa McPherson fell victim to an organization, Scientology's Flag Service Org, whose members were following Scientology policy."

    * In the summer of 2002, during an attempt to disqualify attorney Kennan G. Dandar as counsel for the estate, Scientology again argued that it had the legal right to hold Lisa McPherson against her will and deny her access to medical care and contact with her friends and family, because she was a parishioner, and Lisa's treatment was a "religious practice". Judge Susan Schaeffer was not convinced.

    * Now this new document has surfaced: a release form for the Introspection Rundown. Parishioners seeking services at Flag -- the place Scientology advertises as the "Mecca of Technical Perfection" -- must sign a contract promising not to sue if they are harmed. And they are not given a copy to take home with them. A scanned copy of this new form is reproduced below; the HTML version is available here. Some choice quotes:

    If circumstances should ever arise in which government, medical or psychiatric officials or personnel or family members or friends attempt to compel or coerce or commit me for psychiatric evaluation, treatment or hospitalization, I fully desire and expect that the Church or Scientologists will intercede on my behalf to oppose such efforts and/or extricate me from that predicament...

    I understand that the Introspection Rundown ... includes being isolated from ... family members, friends or others with whom I might normally interact.... The Case Supervisor will determine the time period in which I will remain isolated, according to the beliefs and practices of the Scientology religion. I further specifically acknowledge that the duration of any such isolation is uncertain, determined only by my spiritual condition, but that such duration will be completely at the discretion of the Case Supervisor.

    I accept and assume all known and unknown risks of injury, loss, or damage resulting from my decision to participate in the Introspection Rundown and specifically absolve all persons and entities from all liabilities of any kind, without limitation, associated with my participation or their participation in my Introspection Rundown."


    WOULD YOU SIGN AWAY YOUR PERSONAL RIGHTS LIKE THAT? WOULD YOU WANT A LOVED ONE TO DO SO?

    Go to the above website to SEE IT ALL! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Petey C

    Petey C Silver Meritorious Patron

    Yeah, a big THANK YOU to Anon whose presence has been a major asset in the move to make Scientology accountable! :clap:
     
  5. AnonKat

    AnonKat Crusader

    [video=youtube;lNAuI43IhJ0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNAuI43IhJ0[/video]
     
  6. *SNAP* :biggrin:

    Anonykat, you Speedy Gonzales...

    Simultaneous Posting!!! :happydance:

    Post some more, guys!!!
     
  7. AnonKat

    AnonKat Crusader

  8. Magoo

    Magoo Gold Meritorious Patron

    Truly-----I smile each time I think of those original days
    with Anonymous. They called me the night they posted that video, put me
    on SKYPE and we all chatted. What fun! :happydance:

    After Mark and a few others (self included) suggested they do a picket, they said "Meet us at the Complex..........we'll decide IF we're going to do a picket, or not". We walked around and talked about it....and they said: "We'll do it".
    We will have 500 people here on Feb 10th".

    Prior to this, we had been picketing with 10-20 people...so I thought:
    "Five HUNDRED people? Sure".

    What a total shock to walk up with Bunker and a few other friends
    and see 500 HUNDRED Anonymous peeps picketing!!!! :thumbsup::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

    Soooooooooooooooo great, so very great.

    Happy 4th Anniversary, Anonymous and every person who has
    stood up against this insidious organization AND every person who
    DOES stand UP for Freedom, and exposing the "church" of $cientology's
    endless abuses. YOU ROCK! :biggrin:

    My love to you ALL :bighug:

    Tory/Magoo
     
  9. Magoo

    Magoo Gold Meritorious Patron

  10. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader

    Wow! Four years already. Time sure flies.

    Happy Anniversary Anonymous and keep on keeping on! You degraded beings have been doing humanity a great service. You all proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can circulate OTIII material, say the word 'Xenu', dress up like Xenu, express pure entheta and not die of pneumonia!
     
  11. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    Reading about anonymous was pivotal in my recovery.

    Thanks Guy Fawkes mask wearers! You Rock!:yes::yes::yes:
     
  12. FoTi

    FoTi Crusader

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ANONYMOUS!!!

    :party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::

    :heartflower::heartflower::heartflower::smoochy::heartflower::heartflower::heartflower::smoochy::heartflower::heartflower::heartflower: :smoochy::heartflower::heartflower::heartflower::smoochy::heartflower::heartflower::heartflower:
     
  13. freethinker

    freethinker Sponsor

    I second.
     
  14. Semper Phi

    Semper Phi Patron with Honors

    I celebrated the Anonymous Anniversary by... going to a protest!!

    I was training at Flag four years ago and spent most of the next 3 1/2 years dutifully averting my eyes from the protesters (so as to avoid granting beingness).

    But now I'm out and realize they're not paid A-holes, they're good guys (and girls)!!

    So, I went back to my org on Saturday and actually talked with the protesters! And you know what, they're great! So much more fun and aware than the folks in the building across the street.

    And now, something I really didn't think I'd ever say:

    Thank you, Anonymous! :rock:
     
  15. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP


    ^^^^^
    THIS!


    The first protest I participated in was at the 3 Day Boston Megaraid (hosted by the Boston Anon's) in May of 2010 which is where I started out in the cult originally and was my first trip back to Boston Org in 24 years. Hanging out with some Anon's and other EX'es was priceless and I highly recommend it for everyone.
    OSA fought the Anon's tooth and nail to keep us from being able to protest right at Boston Org. And while they put up a good fight they ultimately failed. :biggrin:

    On one of the days we went over to the Boston Commons and speakers included Nancy Many, Steve Hassan, and Larry Brennan who each spoke for about 10-15 minutes then later had a longer discussion between the three of them. All of it is very much worth listening to and is available in this thread http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...peeches-Larry-Brennan-Nancy-Many-Steve-Hassan

    But I'll re-post one of the speeches into this thread, one where Larry B presents some incredible material. Want to know what the Orgs will be used for after they Clear everybody in the area? Watch this video where Larry reads the source reference. :coolwink:

    (note: Part II contains the beginning of Nancy Many's speech as well)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDjN2hxOwI


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYUGPR0H930
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  16. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader

    Those videos are powerful! That's the first time I have heard Larry and Nancy speak. I will just say that Marty, Mike R., and Debbie Cook are all standing on the foundation that Anonymous laid. So all of them should thank them. But they won't.

    Well I do! Thanks Anonymous you wonderful SPs you!
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  17. Magoo

    Magoo Gold Meritorious Patron

  18. Infinite

    Infinite Troublesome Internet Fringe Dweller

    ...

    The first Kiwi Anon protest quickly became iconic . . . not the least because sourcing the "official" mask was a bit tricky in those early days. Still, if you are going to FAIL, then FAIL with style and let the lols roll. As with most endeavours, where there's a job to be done, my Kiwi /b/rothers made do and, as planned, the cult raids commenced.


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