Daily Mail: "Scientology town Clearwater"

Discussion in 'Media' started by The Wrong Guy, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Tony Ortega‏nt @TonyOrtega94 1 minute ago
    No Scientologists or church representatives showed up to speak tonight. Miscavige knew it was a done deal. Vote coming in minutes.

    Laura C. Morel‏nt @lauracmorel 42 seconds ago
    City council member: "The best way for us, this city council, to facilitate the desire of community is to buy this parcel."

    Laura C. Morel‏nt @lauracmorel 55 seconds ago
    That last quote was council member Doreen Caudell.

    Clearwater City Council has just voted. All were in favor of the city purchasing the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
  2. The Cleawater City Council unanimously voted, 5 - 0, to purchase the downtown aquarium property also sought by the Church of Scientology.

    More to come.
  3. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's a comment that was posted below Tony Ortega's article today:

    Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan 8 minutes ago

    Whaooooooo! I finally did it. Apologized to the citizens of Clearwater tonight. A well-known reporter told me not to do it 4 years ago, but I was a nervous wreck then, so just as well. I'm still a little shaky, but this time determined and it needed to get done. Period. Channel 8 NBC local did an interview of why I was against the scios buying the land. Greed, money and power were some of my answer.

    Now to have some fine wine as needed and will read the Bunker. Happy day for me.
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  4. The Wrong Guy Member

    Clearwater votes to buy land Church of Scientology wanted | WTSP

    The Clearwater City Council has handed the Church of Scientology's plans for downtown a setback. The council has voted to buy a plot of land from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that the church was interested in purchasing. The vote was 5-0.

    Clearwater votes to buy aquarium land, effectively blocking Scientology bid | FOX 13 Tampa Bay
  5. Quentinanon Member

    Flash News!
    David Miscavige kicks Ben Shaw in the balls and sends him to the RPF.
    Tonight Davey nurses his midget ego with a bottle of his best friend in the universe, Laphroaig scotch whiskey.
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    City votes to buy Clearwater Marine Aquarium land blocking Church of Scientology’s expansion | ABC Action News

    For more than two years the Church of Scientology and the City of Clearwater have been jockeying back and forth on who should own a 1.4-acre parcel of land in downtown Clearwater.
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  7. VIDEO: Clearwater votes to buy lot coveted by Church of Scientology l WFLA

    Clearwater City Council members voted unanimously to purchase a vacant piece of land at the corner of Pierce Street and South Osceola Avenue, Thursday evening.

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  8. Incredulicide Member

    Video Waybacked
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  9. The Wrong Guy Member

    This is from February of 2013:

    Bunker reader Dee Findlay stole the show as Clearwater stood up to Scientology last night

    By Tony Ortega, April 21, 2017


    By now you’ve probably heard that the city of Clearwater is the proud owner of a 1.4-acre parcel of downtown land after its city council voted unanimously to purchase it from an aquarium company and defy the Church of Scientology, which wanted the plot for its own uses.

    The parcel sits between City Hall and two of Scientology’s Clearwater landmarks, the Fort Harrison and Oak Cove hotels, where wealthy Scientologists come from around the world to pay for expensive auditing levels they can get nowhere else.

    Miscavige said he wanted the plot for a swimming pool for guests at the Oak Cove, which was farcical. The real reason, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder told us, was to keep non-Scientologists away from the Fort Harrison, the church’s holiest spot on Earth.

    But at last night’s city council meeting, no Scientologists or church executives came forward to speak during the time for public comment before the council’s vote. And one person who did come forward to speak really stole the show.

    It was our own Dee Findlay, longtime Underground Bunker reader and Clearwater resident, whom we wrote about in 2013 when her activity at this website got her declared a “suppressive person” by the church.

    We knew her story, but still, what she said at the meeting knocked us over. After a faltering start about what she intended to talk about, she found her footing.

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  10. Incredulicide Member

    Does anyone have a clip of just Dee on video from that meeting?

    BTW, before the vote happened Aaron Smith-Levin was interviewed about it on radio
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  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    Downtown Clearwater development uncertain after land purchase | FOX 13 Tampa Bay

    By Dan Matics, FOX 13 News


    A major development project in downtown Clearwater may not happen after a vote by the city to purchase land coveted by the Church of Scientology.

    The city voted Thursday night to buy a vacant lot beside city hall from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for $4.25 million. The Church of Scientology also bid on the property - for $15 million. The vote was preceded by a long line of community members eager to comment on the potential purchase. Many of them were in favor.

    Now that the city has decided to buy the land, the plan is for them to build a shopping plaza. The church hoped to expand its footprint in that location and put millions into redeveloping Cleveland Street. The church had planned to bring in high end retail and spruce up store fronts.

    Some in the area now say the church's plan to redevelop the Cleveland Street area may have been better for local businesses.

    Read more about the city's purchase here:

  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Sensibly Speaking Podcast #86: Scientology's Clearwater Strategy ft. Aaron Smith-Levin

    By Chris Shelton, April 22, 2017


    Aaron Smith-Levin and I discuss some recent events in Clearwater, Florida and the Church of Scientology, including where we think things may be going there into the future.
  13. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's a new press release from the cult:

    Downtown Clearwater Spring Block Party Preparations Underway

    On May 6th 2017 from 6:00-10:00pm, the Church of Scientology is sponsoring their third Downtown Block Party for the community. The event will be on the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Ave. Preparations are well in progress.

    “We are looking forward to the next party,” said Nicole Biancolini, Block Party organizer and Church of Scientology staff member, referencing the face painting, bouncy house, train rides, a gyroscope, the raffle items and food trucks confirmed for the event.

    The party features charitable and non-profit organizations with booths that present what they do to the community. At the Spring Block Party, non-profits will include Feed Our Children Ministries, Speaker of Hope, AVOID, Angels on Assignment Worldwide and the Red Cross.

    Over 3,300 Tampa Bay residents flooded Cleveland Street during the last block party on November 5th, 2016. Guests enjoyed live music by the Flag Band, food from some of the area's most popular food trucks and downtown Clearwater restaurants.

    “We had a great time at the last Block Party,” said Al Graham from the Second Chance Life Skills non-profit. “We got a ton of exposure for our organization and it was a lot of fun!”

    In addition to the festivities, Block Party goers will have the opportunity to find out all about the social programs supported by Scientologists around the world. Along Fort Harrison Ave. lie the Scientology Information Center and six centers devoted to their respective non-profit humanitarian organizations. They are: United for Human Rights of Florida; The Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay; Foundation for a Drug-Free World; Criminon Florida; Scientology Volunteer Ministers; and the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Florida.

    For more information on how to participate, please contact Dylan at (727) 467-6860 or...

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  14. Quentinanon Member

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    Former Scientologist, 80 year old Dee Findlay took on Scientology and spoke out against the Scientology abuses she witnessed and participated in as a 'volunteer' many years ago in Clearwater for this corrupt 'Church'. The City of Clearwater crowd was overwhelmingly opposed to selling to Scientology and strongly urged the City to purchase this critical parcel of land to try and save their City.

    You've got a lot of courage, Dee, thanks for speaking up:
    Dee 1 Scientology 0 (ZERO)

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