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Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, DC

Discussion in 'Scientology and Anonymous' started by The Wrong Guy, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    From Tony Ortega on Facebook:

    We're wrapping up this summer's big countdown, and in the process noting that Scientology is putting on a big to-do in our nation's capital today. Are you ready for Scientology in your national politics? The church is, apparently.

    Scientology Chooses an Odd Time to Open a "National Affairs" Office in DC

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    Today at 6 pm, Scientology will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a building in Washington DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood.

    For the last couple of years, Scientology has opened "Ideal Orgs" -- fancy, superfluous new churches in cities around the world in an expensive ploy to make it look like the church is expanding. (It isn't.)

    But today's dedication is especially curious.

    At a time when Scientology is reeling from several major crises and more negative press attention than ever in its history, the church is officially opening a "National Affairs Office" in the nation's capital, expecting that it can become a player in American politics.

    More, and comments, at
    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/09/scientology_national_office_mike_rinder.php
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  2. grebe Member

    Tax free real estate holding company for rich faggots who have to put their money someplace.
  3. Anonymous Member

    They oughta call it what it is: "National Congresscritter Bribery Central".
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  4. RightOn Member

    "Are you ready for Scientology in your national politics?"
    HELL NO!

    This is exactly what I meant about people in higher positions in the general public getting stuff pushed through and turning a blind eye and or swaying things towards the COS.
  5. Anonymous Member

    They've been involved for some time already.
  6. RightOn Member

    yes. Which was my point in another thread. How can this scam, this con, this abuse continues to go on for 50 freakin' years?
    Authorities have fucktons of info, personal stories from exs, court cases, there have been deaths, but yet the COS is opening a building which will specialize in infiltration.
    The only logical explanation for 50 years of people suffering is to have help from people in higher places.
    Any other reason doesn't make sense. And yeah I know Government doesn't like to get involved with religions, but the crimes, fraud and abuses of the COS go WAY beyond anything that should be tolerated by our government.
    But yet they do tolerate it.
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  7. Anonymous Member

    As long as money matters more than people, we will continue to have the kind of society which results from this. Examples abound.

    inb4zeitgeist
  8. Mutante Member

    The interior looks cheap. I shall invest elsewhere.
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  9. Eudae Member

    This is a good point, and I think from the one Village Voice article (can't find it, sorry) describing 'The Hole' FBI raid that was going to happen before word from Washington put it down. There's also the man about to be elected who had a lot of ties to the Church, showing up at events and publicly supporting it, but now you can't find any of those relations through any search engine because the Church scrubbed them clean right before his election.

    I also think you can't take something to court unless you are absolutely 100% sure that you can nail them with facts, because the worst thing we can do is have a major investigation into the church fail on lack of evidence. We'd be hearing about that case forever and it would be brought up every single time they're in front of a camera. We'll do what we have to do in the meantime, but I think only the Church can bring itself down permanently via footbullets.
  10. RightOn Member

    no public benefit, but yet their tax exemption continues too!
  11. anonysamvines Member

    this who you mean?
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/...end-in-congress-scrubbed.105083/#post-2184007

    this bears close watching. As do the scilos posted there - and who they are schmoosing!

    would be good to see all the atheists and any religion that doesn't benefit from t/e club together and lobby to have ALL religious tax exemptions taken away on discrimination grounds! Why should they be forced to subsidise other/any religion involuntarily. That doesn't fit into separation of Church and State does it ?
  12. Anonymous Member

    "Right now we are buying a building in Washington DC that will house OSA staff members and basically be a PR org right in the middle of DC. One of their jobs will be to get funding for our activities (CCHR, etc.) by getting these written in to bills that are being passed."

    From this thread :

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    My tax dollars going to support a COS front group?
    <Insert RAAAGE pic here>
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  13. SOJOA Member

    Well with all the lawsuits and legal issues pending perhaps it was best to open that up to house the lawyers they will need.
  14. Anonymous Member

    She still had money for tea? Write up a KR on her as having Counter Intentions!
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  15. Anonymous Member

    This is fucked up. Those entering & leaving this building need to be photographed & IDed.
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  16. The Wrong Guy Member

    Church of Scientology opens national affairs office in D.C. - The Washington Post

    By Jeannine Hunter

    A new national affairs office opened Wednesday in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C., for the Church of Scientology. Located in the historic Fraser Mansion, the new office “stands as the central point from which the church coordinates its many social and humanitarian initiatives on a national and international level,” according to a statement posted on the Church of Scientology Web site.

    Hundreds of people attended the dedication including David Miscavige, chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader as well as three members of Congress. The building was formerly used as the home of the Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C.

    “The church’s office in Dupont Circle was the target of protests led by the group Anonymous in 2008. The following year, the church opened up a second outpost on 16th Street,” reported DCist.

    The opening comes the same week of the limited release (it opens wide next week) of the Oscar-buzzed fall movie “The Master,” featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. Director Paul Thomas Anderson said the film was inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, and focuses on the relationship between a dynamic leader and one of his followers and is not a study of Hubbard’s religious movement itself.

    “The narrative is just driven by these two guys, and their love for each other,” Anderson said a news conference earlier this month, the Associated Press reported.

    “This is not a good week for Scientology,” observed the Village Voice’s Tony Ortega Wednesday. “It was on Monday that folks outside of New York were finally able to pick up a copy of the October issue of Vanity Fair, which contains a devastating expose of the way Miscavige, with the help of his wife Shelly, helped choose a mate for Tom Cruise in 2004 by auditioning young Scientologist actresses. And Maureen Orth’s lengthy article is about much more than that, delving into many of Scientology’s serious problems, many of which we’ve been covering here at the Voice for the last couple of years.”

    From www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/post/church-of-scientology-opens-national-affairs-office-in-dc/2012/09/13/7aa62b62-fdca-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_blog.html
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  17. The Wrong Guy Member

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  18. Anonymous Member

    "Right now we are buying a building in Washington DC that will house OSA staff members and basically be a PR org right in the middle of DC. "

    So she really doesn't understand that the building she's "donating" her last $100 towards the purchase of is just the old Martian Embassy building which the cult has owned for years?

    Derp.
  19. Anonymous Member

    Especially any politicians or government employees, so they can be pooned with information about the kind of company that they are dealing with, and exposed in the media if they continue to support a criminal organization.
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  20. Anonymous Member

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...aa62b62-fdca-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_blog.html

    Comments needed . Congresspeople?


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  21. Anonymous Member

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  22. Anonymous Member

    Did I miss something? Halp! Who are these congresspeople?
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  23. YouSeeNothing Member

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)_organization#Political_activity
    So, I'm pretty sure the CoS is a private foundation based on their 990 forms. That Facebook post above claims they will be lobbying for favorable bills.
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  24. sallysock Member

    My bold. Members of Congress and FEMA.
    Warning Sclion PR Site:http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9901295.htm


  25. The Wrong Guy Member

    www.google.com/search?q=Sheila+Jackson+Lee

    From the first page of search results:

    Congressional bosses from Hell: Sheila Jackson Lee | The Daily Caller
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/02/congressional-bosses-from-hell-sheila-jackson-lee/

    Sheila Jackson Lee: Racist and Moron | FrontPage Magazine
    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/daniel-greenfield/sheila-jackson-lee-racist-and-moron/
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  27. YouSeeNothing Member

    http://www.independentsector.org/lobbying_guidelines_private_foundations
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  28. Anonymous Member

    Call your Congressional representatives both Federal & State, Senate & House ask them to watch this 8 minute video to see how they are being manipulated.
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  30. YouSeeNothing Member

    Not proper flag etiquette to have the symbol/flag over the American flag.

    Edit: Whether intentional or not, it just shows the lack of respect the cult has for our wog ways.

    "From a Staff in a Church or Public Auditorium on a Podium
    The flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman's or speaker's right as he faces the audience."
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  31. Anonymous Member

    balloon release=pollution
  32. Eudae Member

    Has anyone ever cross referenced to see if it's the same groups of people showing up at the events every time?

    I know Sea Org are ferried around to fill seats, so it wouldn't surprise me if they gussied them up for an 'official' Ideal Org opening.
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  33. YouSeeNothing Member

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  34. YouSeeNothing Member

    VV reader at the event saw the scilon buses--New York and Pennsylvania(?) plates.
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  35. Anonymous Member

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9901295.htm
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  38. YouSeeNothing Member

    This is gold. If there were more dox proving the cult's lobbying and influence they would lose their 501(c) tax-exemption.
  39. Dimitrios Member

    But it is perfectly fine for Big Oil and the Military Industrial Complex to lobby away. Like putting a 250 percent tax on solar panels and wind towers coming into the USA while at the same time getting billions in tax credits.
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  40. Anonymous Member

    This forum isn't about Big Oil Or the Military Industrial Complex. Stay on target or GTFO.
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