Belgium: prosecution of Scientology

Discussion in 'Media' started by TrevAnon, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. TrevAnon Member

    See below the page. I think there is a standard tweet for every thread created.
  2. RightOn Member

    against our freedom of religion!
    it's bigotry!
    it's a witch hunt!
    human rights!
    yeah, yeah, yeah, we have heard it ll before. Too bad the way the COS is run doesn't fall under ANY of these categories except human rights.
    As in the COS's Sea Org members and staff are victims of human rights abuses.
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  3. RightOn Member

    ah! I didn't know that
    oh hai Trev!
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  4. DeathHamster Member

    But it does open them up to health inspectors checking the "serving area".
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  5. Anonymous Member

    Their butthurt is visible from space :)
  6. RightOn Member

    because they are a butt "church"?
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  7. Anonymous Member

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  8. anonsoldier Member

    That is sexy. I want to drink that beer and then have sex with the glass. That's not weird, right?
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  9. Quentinanon Member

    "This is not the first time that the media report accusations that concern us before we can be informed in advance."
    Gosh, OSA. Did they learn that tactic from you?

    "This goes completely against the presumption of innocence and the Declaration of Human Rights that Belgium has signed."
    And that scientology routinely violates.
  10. anonsoldier Member

    Because the cops ALWAYS tell you in advance, "Hey we think you're committing some crimes and are contemplating taking you to court."
  11. Anonymous Member

    It's only weird the first time.
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  12. RightOn Member

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  13. RolandRB Member

    That is correct. It was an indirect result of my writing in to the local council. Because vitamins are considered "foodstuffs" they needed a separate food preparation area that had to meet food safety standards and those handling the foodstuffs had to wear an apron and a chef's hat.

    Saint Hill has to do the same. The local council did that to them decades ago.
  14. Anonymous Member

    And.... once again brave Radar pulls through with the story.....
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  15. Anonymous Member

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  16. anonchap Member

    Vive la Belgique!
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  17. RolandRB Member

    2013 is going to be a very bad year for them in Europe. We might see one or two Ideal Orgs get sold off.
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  18. RolandRB Member

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  19. Clusterdux Member

    I was already sorta expecting them to be thrown out of their Amsterdam building next year.
    They have been taken to court for not paying rent on it a couple of times and that was BEFORE the tax office closed their tax-exempt slush fund recently.

    But yeah, back in topic: Belgium rocks.
    I'm wondering exactly WHO is being sued though. It is the BE local Church or is the European headquarters? Is there even a distinction between them?
  20. Anonymous Member

    Note to scilons: Presumption of innocence does not equal immunity from prosecution. Criminal behavior is not a human right.
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  21. Anonymous Member

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  23. Anonymous Member

    Remember Kuwait while you're at it
  24. Random guy Member

    MUAHHH-HAAAH-HAAH-snigger, snigger, snigger!
  25. RolandRB Member

    Hopefully, this time, there will be no slight fuck-up like France did that stopped them actually banning the cult from their country.

    And once they do get banned then put the spotlight on the City of London Corporation, Westminster and Sunderland for giving financial assistance to this convicted criminal organisation to the tune of a third of a million UK pounds per year.
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  26. Anonymous Member

    In France, someone accidentally a whole law.
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  28. jensting Member

    Stranger than that...

    It's easy enough to check out (and I'm too lazy to do so right now), but I believe that the change was to make the law more complicated (by changing the list of crimes for which an organisation could be banned). This was part of purely editorial changes to simplify the laws.


    The press was all over it one week, then the head of the relevant body stood up and declared that the investigation had been done to impeccable standards and that everyone were happy that the problem had been a simple editing mistake and that there was nothing to see and for everyone to move along. Pretty strange, but strange things have happened before. One or two of them even unrelated to the criminal organisation known as the "church" of $cientology.
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  29. Albion Member

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  30. DeathHamster Member

    How nice of them to bust the law just before the judgement, which had to use the existing law at that time, even if it was later fixed with an amendment vote. (Did they ever get around to doing that?)
  31. Why We Protest?

    Because we are deluded, retarded, anti-social, lazy, egotistical, unemployed, low socio economic, sociopaths...with delusions of granduer.

    Yep....i've now come to the conclusion that we are all fucking idiots!

    My Opinion.
    A. Walker
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  32. Anonymous Member

    Clever. Please stay.
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  33. RolandRB Member

    Expect more strangenessness for the upcoming Belgium trial.
  34. RolandRB Member

    You're exactly the type of person we need. How do you handle being in authority?
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  35. Albion Member

    It was already common knowledge that the “nuclear option” of dissolution recommended by the prosecution in its final pleading in June was not in fact available to the court.[3] The law in question had itself been “dissolved” just two weeks before the May 25 start of the trial – unintentionally, the government insisted.

    But while the timing of that change provoked more than a few raised eyebrows, no one has been able to show that this was more than just a cock-up, rather than some kind of a conspiracy – a clerical error rather than deliberate sabotage.[4]

    The amendment in question has now been reversed and so the option will be available in any future trials.[5] But the decision handed down by the court suggests that it would not in any case have followed the prosecution line against Scientology, even had it been an option.

    From "Reviewing the Paris Judgment" at Infinite Complacency.
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  36. muldrake Member

    I certainly hope they are not only keeping multiple copies of everything related to this investigation, but that those copies are under high security. Papers have a habit of disappearing mysteriously when they are in a Scientology crime cult investigation. Then the crime cult argues that the incomplete record gives them a get out of jail free card.
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  37. anonsoldier Member

    Who are you supposed to be? I can't be bothered to google your handle and you're not as name brand recognizeable as Miscavige.

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