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Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

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  1. Anon998 Member

    Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I'll put all stories on this post as they come up in the thread.

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    [SIZE="7"][COLOR="Red"]Friday May 21, 2010[/COLOR][/SIZE]

    [SIZE="5"]Anon998[/SIZE]
    [SPOILER]Today was great, it was hot and humid, but we pulled through. :) Socks and I made it to the clock at about 9:30 and showed the cars some love as they showed it back. At around 10:45, two guys who were Las Colinas Associates (not for sure what they were, but the clock was their property I think.) they asked us to move because they didn't want people to think we represented them. They weren't saying they were against what we were protesting, they just didn't want to confuse people. So we moved up the street a little and continued.

    At about 11:20 we decided to move to the org, half way there we looked back and noticed Crystal was a ways back so we turned around to meet up with her. Then continued to the org. We were only there for 30 minutes and didn't really see many going to lunch so we headed back to the meetup area.

    On our way back we were approching a couple with a baby in a stroller. The guy was walking in front of the woman and just as Crystal started to hand him a flyer, he pointed with a pissed off look in his face, directing Crystal to get out of his way. ...what a dick. :p

    Once we got back, Dallanon met up with us and we jammed out to his iPod and danced for the cars. :)

    2 cops pulled up to talk to us, the first one was just making sure we were doing alright and the other was on call from complaints of us standing a bit in the street. The 2nd one was the same cop that came up to me on the April protest and re recognized me. :p The first one left asking if we were going to post this the Internet. =)

    Socks and I left at 2:30, taking the stereo with us so we left Crystal and Dallanon musicless.[/SPOILER][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Blue"][PICS][/COLOR][/SIZE]
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    [SIZE="5"]CrystalDallas[/SIZE]
    [SPOILER]First off, I have no idea who Byron Nelson is (apparently some famous golfer or some sort?) but the fact that he was playing at the Los Colinas golf course (which Scientology's building happens to overlook) caused a bit of trouble for me parking-wise. Every parking lot was either sectioned off as "Byron Nelson Parking $40" or some crazy stuff like that or "NO BYRON NELSON PARKING," which made it pretty obvious to me that people would be on the lookout for cars that were sitting all alone for too long (and I do not care to be towed, thanks).

    So, I would have ended up being there almost an hour earlier if it wasn't for driving all over Los Colinas to find parking and for the excessively long walk to get to the clock.

    As it was I ended up getting there around 11:20, by which time the anons already there (Anon998 and SocksDallas were already heading to the church, about a block ahead of me, meaning they were nearly around the corner) Luckily, they caught sight of me and came back for me (yay!) I also handed a flyer to a guy on my way there (yay! lol, he seemed possibly interested enough to actually read it, at least)

    When we got to the org, overlooking the beautiful golf course that had caused me hell (lol), dear Mathew was already outside waiting for us. That kind gentleman is always so thoughtful. I told him we appreciated it. We didn't stay long (we were only there for lunch, since today was "public day"), and since not many people left for lunch, my poor cult/dip sign felt really neglected (like a Sea Org child). During the course of our time there, however, we got an 18-wheeler to honk for us. It was awesome, especially since I wasn't there for the one that did it last month.

    We were back at the clock by 1ish (Maybe sooner?), and since I forgot to bring a public-appropriate sign that would work at the clock, (cult/dip is kind of irrelevant there), I mostly jumped around, waved, and gave people peace signs. (but waving almost continuously for several hours really makes one's shoulders sore) I really like it there. There's so much positive reaction. The honks, waves, thumbs up, returned peace signs, and smiles really kept me going. I really loved when people looked at us with curiousity, and I loved the thoughtful look that appeared on some people's faces as they read "religion is free, scientology is neither," and the dawning comprehension on others'. It made me so happy. We got several people shouting out of their cars, (the only ones I can remember were "I agree with you," "Fuck Tom Cruise," and "Mormons on steroids." The last of which I didn't actually hear, I think Dallanon did, but it's one that sticks out in my memory)

    Dallanon showed up at some point (I didn't note the time) right as I ran out of water and was heading across to the convenience store to buy fountain drinks for myself and Socks. I crossed the street and a cop pulled up and talked to Socks and Anon998, who were on the other side of the street, and she told me that he was just checking that no one was giving us a hard time, or something to that effect. As I was inside the store, however, an employee came up to me and said "It looks like you've got company out there," and I say, "yeah" but he's like "No, I mean cops" and I look out the window to see flashing lights. Apparently someone called and complained about standing in the street, and I admit, Sock and I were standing pretty close to the border between street and sidewalk, and though we weren't really "in the street," had to be a bit more careful.

    Some guys pulled over and talked to us, and while they didn't want their faces on camera, I was able to get the majority of it without showing either man's face, so I will upload the vid rather than explain (because I'm too lazy to). Basically, Anon998 and Dallanon talked to them, and I recorded and threw in some comments, while Socks went back to the corner so that they didn't take up all of our attention.

    Socks and Anon998 left around 2:30, taking with them the precious music. Dallanon and I stayed until around 3 before leaving as well.

    I'm probably forgetting something, but someone else will say it.

    I'd like to say that I loved Anon998's new Google sign. Perfect![/SPOILER]

    [SIZE="5"]Dallanon[/SIZE]
    [SPOILER]I showed up late and didn't see anyone at teh clock, so I snuck into a parking spot for free and headed over to the cult. Based on the times listed in the other stories, I somehow missed the transition from "cult protest" to "clock protest" while I was looking for parking, so I walked all the way from my parking spot to the cult only to have my picture taken by Mathew and then turn back around. However, I talked to 3 different people on the way to/from the cult and got lots of waving and positive attention, so I didn't feel so bad about wasting half an hour wandering around looking for other Anon.

    When cutting through a parking lot to get to the clock faster, I got interviewed for a documentary that Tony Batman is working on, so I guess a bunch of people who want to know about porn and strippers may also learn about Anonymous and Scientology.

    I got to the clock a few minutes before the cop showed up to ask if we were doing ok, danced around half-naked with my sign for about two hours (most of which was accompanied by music, thanks d00d), and then left and got some Gatorade because HOLY CRAP HOT.

    I don't want to think about June/July raids, we will need at least 100 gallons of Gatorade. And moar sunscreen.

    tl;dr there was a sign, talking, waving, interview, dancing, music, hydration, sun, police, and lulz[/SPOILER]

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    [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="7"]Saturday May 22, 2010[/SIZE][/COLOR]

    [SIZE="5"]Tyr[/SIZE]
    [SPOILER]Set out for Texas at 7 AM. Got food on the way at a local mcdonalds. Upon reaching the Dallas metro area, we spent about an hour attempting to find the clock. Around 11:40, we quit. Then, we searched for the org, using shitty google maps directions. Drove for hours, somehow ending up in Desoto. Stopped for eats at a subway. Used a Texas map coupled with the directions obtained at a tourism station in Grand Prairie to plot a usable route to the org, only to be raeped by roadwork at the exit onto John Carpenter. It was then past 4:30. We ragequit. That is all.[/SPOILER]
  2. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    [strike]In the meantime, talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic:

    Despite the rising cost of living, it remains popular.

    Discuss.[/strike]

    Good job, I guess... but why the pissed off guy? Was he a not a Scientologist but?
  3. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    fuck.

    my post vanished. (wouldn't go through when I posted and when I went back, it was gone)

    I don't want to type it again. Ugh
  4. Dallanon Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    yay you are not dead
  5. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Alright, rewriting my post *grumbles*

    First off, I have no idea who Byron Nelson is (apparently some famous golfer or some sort?) but the fact that he was playing at the Los Colinas golf course (which Scientology's building happens to overlook) caused a bit of trouble for me parking-wise. Every parking lot was either sectioned off as "Byron Nelson Parking $40" or some crazy stuff like that or "NO BYRON NELSON PARKING," which made it pretty obvious to me that people would be on the lookout for cars that were sitting all alone for too long (and I do not care to be towed, thanks).

    So, I would have ended up being there almost an hour earlier if it wasn't for driving all over Los Colinas to find parking and for the excessively long walk to get to the clock.

    As it was I ended up getting there around 11:20, by which time the anons already there (Anon998 and SocksDallas were already heading to the church, about a block ahead of me, meaning they were nearly around the corner) Luckily, they caught sight of me and came back for me (yay!) I also handed a flyer to a guy on my way there (yay! lol, he seemed possibly interested enough to actually read it, at least)

    When we got to the org, overlooking the beautiful golf course that had caused me hell (lol), dear Mathew was already outside waiting for us. That kind gentleman is always so thoughtful. I told him we appreciated it. We didn't stay long (we were only there for lunch, since today was "public day"), and since not many people left for lunch, my poor cult/dip sign felt really neglected (like a Sea Org child). During the course of our time there, however, we got an 18-wheeler to honk for us. It was awesome, especially since I wasn't there for the one that did it last month.

    We were back at the clock by 1ish (Maybe sooner?), and since I forgot to bring a public-appropriate sign that would work at the clock, (cult/dip is kind of irrelevant there), I mostly jumped around, waved, and gave people peace signs. (but waving almost continuously for several hours really makes one's shoulders sore) I really like it there. There's so much positive reaction. The honks, waves, thumbs up, returned peace signs, and smiles really kept me going. I really loved when people looked at us with curiousity, and I loved the thoughtful look that appeared on some people's faces as they read "religion is free, scientology is neither," and the dawning comprehension on others'. It made me so happy. We got several people shouting out of their cars, (the only ones I can remember were "I agree with you," "Fuck Tom Cruise," and "Mormons on steroids." The last of which I didn't actually hear, I think Dallanon did, but it's one that sticks out in my memory)

    Dallanon showed up at some point (I didn't note the time) right as I ran out of water and was heading across to the convenience store to buy fountain drinks for myself and Socks. I crossed the street and a cop pulled up and talked to Socks and Anon998, who were on the other side of the street, and she told me that he was just checking that no one was giving us a hard time, or something to that effect. As I was inside the store, however, an employee came up to me and said "It looks like you've got company out there," and I say, "yeah" but he's like "No, I mean cops" and I look out the window to see flashing lights. Apparently someone called and complained about standing in the street, and I admit, Sock and I were standing pretty close to the border between street and sidewalk, and though we weren't really "in the street," had to be a bit more careful.

    Some guys pulled over and talked to us, and while they didn't want their faces on camera, I was able to get the majority of it without showing either man's face, so I will upload the vid rather than explain (because I'm too lazy to). Basically, Anon998 and Dallanon talked to them, and I recorded and threw in some comments, while Socks went back to the corner so that they didn't take up all of our attention.

    Socks and Anon998 left around 2:30, taking with them the precious music. Dallanon and I stayed until around 3 before leaving as well.

    I'm probably forgetting something, but someone else will say it.

    I'd like to say that I loved Anon998's new Google sign. Perfect!
  6. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Indeed not.

    Though I was going to start this when I got home, but I had such a massive headache that I couldn't stand the thought of looking at a computer screen. Chicken soup is wonderful though because it gives you salt and is hydrating (Asprin and water help, too)
  7. manly man Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    LOL Mormons on Steroids. >_<
  8. manly man Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    th rising cost of living is a systematic occurrence power by federal banks >_<

    i dunno wut i just typed.
  9. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Oh, I forgot about the random note that a guy who passed by us and waved, or gave us some sort of positive acknowledgment had facial hair like WBM. Useless bit of info there, but I personally felt like mentioning it.
  10. Anonymous Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    pix cummin soon?
  11. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I didn't take any, just video. Haven't started editing it yet, but will soon. Not sure how many pics were taken except one by Socks that we posed for, and the routine one from Mathew at the Org, which we never get to see :(
  12. fashianon Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Sounds like you guys did awesome today... I would've been there if work hadn't pulled a fast one on me :( but I'll be there tomorrow! And thanks for the heads-up about parking, Crystal.
  13. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Oh, okay, so I just looked it up. Apparently Byron Nelson is dead, whoops. What it was was the "Byron Nelson Championship" and it's Thursday May 20 – Sunday May 23, so yes, it will affect our parking tomorrow, so everyone be aware!
  14. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I think more than anything, it was about the golf tournament. If you hadn't noticed, Los Colinas is pretty fancy. The clock is a big part of "Hey look, you're in Los Colinas, you're about to see some fancy game of golf, hey wtf are these protestors doing in front of our fancy city-sign?"

    Because I asked the cops specifically whether we needed a permit or not, or whether we could even protest there, and they said that the clock was an okay place to protest. In light of drawing people's attention and the big announcement of "Welcome to Los Colinas," they didn't want us standing in the way of it for this weekend, most likely.



    Hah! Couldn't have put it better myself. I was warned though. The others were telling me he looked like a not very nice person, but I tried to be non-judgmental. Turns out they were right. Damn.

    :D How did he state it? Like he was interested, amused, or cautious? (as in wouldn't want to be seen online?) I think you had my camera, so I guess I'll find out when I watch it
  15. Anon998 Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    He said it in an interested tone, like he was looking forward to seeing it. =D
  16. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Yes! Cops that love us = win
  17. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Oh, and I thought I'd let anyone who's coming tomorrow know that I am not feeling well at all (my headache's come back full-blast, and I'm a little nauseous), so if I come tomorrow, I'll probably be late, but I might not be able to come at all :(
  18. Anon998 Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    He was just a random guy, I included him in the story because it was an interesting event.
  19. Bipolart Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Sounds good. Looking forward to the video.
  20. greebly Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    For such a good raid you get to see this.

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  22. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Aren't there drugs for that, now?
  23. Dallanon Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I showed up late and didn't see anyone at teh clock, so I snuck into a parking spot for free and headed over to the cult. Based on the times listed in the other stories, I somehow missed the transition from "cult protest" to "clock protest" while I was looking for parking, so I walked all the way from my parking spot to the cult only to have my picture taken by Mathew and then turn back around. However, I talked to 3 different people on the way to/from the cult and got lots of waving and positive attention, so I didn't feel so bad about wasting half an hour wandering around looking for other Anon.

    When cutting through a parking lot to get to the clock faster, I got interviewed for a documentary that Tony Batman is working on, so I guess a bunch of people who want to know about porn and strippers may also learn about Anonymous and Scientology.

    I got to the clock a few minutes before the cop showed up to ask if we were doing ok, danced around half-naked with my sign for about two hours (most of which was accompanied by music, thanks d00d), and then left and got some Gatorade because HOLY CRAP HOT.

    I don't want to think about June/July raids, we will need at least 100 gallons of Gatorade. And moar sunscreen.

    tl;dr there was a sign, talking, waving, interview, dancing, music, hydration, sun, police, and lulz
  24. Dallanon Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    nausea + headache = symptoms of heat-related illness

    drink moar water/gatorade

    also, cool shower

    also, probably don't raid for like 5 hours
  25. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I know. It's why I probably won't show tomorrow. This doesn't mean I will stop going to protests/will abandon everyone in the summer, I just can't think to have this happen two days in a row. As for hydration, I have been working on it.

    Also, I think if it's two days in a row, symptoms might be more severe.


    And is anyone going to have a camera? :eek:
  26. Anon998 Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I think it would be a good idea to get a Camelbak. =P Just because they're so damn convenient.
  27. SocksDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Here's the picture I took. It looks like a beautiful day, yes? Oh Texas, you're so silly.

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  28. CrystalDallas Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    It looks like a very nice day, lol.

    Did anyone show up today?
  29. Anon998 Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I'm a little worried...didn't anyone go today?
  30. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Nice.
  31. Anon998 Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    [SIZE=&quot;5&quot;]PICTURE TIME!!![/SIZE]

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  32. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    this one's begging for captions :)
  33. greebly Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Well done folks:)
  34. Haviland Tuf Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    I'm sorry we didn't make it to this one. I was sent out of town on work this last weekend. I am still out of town, stuck in a Henderson hotel. I was the host to 5 anons that were going. I had even ordered a fawkes mask for one of them. Alas, I will try to attend the next one. Good job, everyone!
  35. ravenanon Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    Good Show Dallas
  36. Tyr Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    May 22, 2010:
    Set out for Texas at 7 AM. Got food on the way at a local mcdonalds. Upon reaching the Dallas metro area, we spent about an hour attempting to find the clock. Around 11:40, we quit. Then, we searched for the org, using shitty google maps directions. Drove for hours, somehow ending up in Desoto. Stopped for eats at a subway. Used a Texas map coupled with the directions obtained at a tourism station in Grand Prairie to plot a usable route to the org, only to be raeped by roadwork at the exit onto John Carpenter. It was then past 4:30. We ragequit. That is all.
  37. manly man Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

    XD ^^^^
  38. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

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  39. Anon998 Member

    Re: Dallas, May 21-22, 2010 Post Game

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