DM's new strategy is CASH IS KING. The demented midget is having continual problems with cash flow. Not enough cash coming in to keep things running, and that includes paying for armies of attorneys to keep his ass out of jail. Most of his money is tied up assets that are not easily converted to cash (e.g. real estate, blighted buildings, parking lots, morgues, etc...) His BIG solution is to put the squeeze on orgs. Step One - as reported previously - COB has ordered that all OOTs pay for their services, including room & board, up front and in cash. No more discounts, no more inter-org accounts receivables that never get collected. He views the OOTs and outer orgs as parasites that will never pay for the training they received at Flag. Step Two - as reported a few hours ago - the orgs are now requiring that all new VIII e-meters be paid for in CASH, up front. Parishioners are not allowed to use their money already on account, to purchase these. The official reason is the orgs don't have the cash to stock them. The real reason is negative cash flow. Step Three - soon to be announced - ALL services must now be paid for in cash, up front. If you had money on account and services paid for....too bad.... that balance will be considered a donation toward your next IAS level, and transferred to the IAS. COB feels that the parishioners have not yet recognized the perilous situation the church is in, and how much he has personally sacrificed for them. He considers this a WAKE-UP shot over their bow, and the first step in their liability formula. Step Four - to be announced within the next 12 months - The xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx will be closed, permanently.