Posts Tagged ‘scientologists’

The Scientologists of North Beach Want You To Know Their Policy: “NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY – INQUIRE WITHIN”

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Here’s what you can see and do at the foot of Columbus right across the street from the Transamerica Pyramid:

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And oh, if you take the “Oxford* Capacity Analysis” test YOU WILL FAIL. Just a guess. (Nothing against you or anything but I think the test is rigged so that it’s like super hard to pass.)

And note that huge Scientology sidewalk medallion. Looks as if they’ll be here for a while….

*Heh

AngelaS F: “I have no idea how to rate this.  I don’t want to be judgmental – b/c I think it’s great for people to believe in something but to be honest the things I’ve heard about Scientology (and, yes, much to my chagrin what I know I read in gossip magazines featuring Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) have scared the bejesus out of me.  The most disturbing thing I read is that women aren’t supposed to scream during child birth!  WTF???!!!!

Anyway, back to trying to be non-judgmental…After going to Bocadillos last night, I noticed that the Church of Scientology (right across the street) was having an open house.  I was on a date so I convinced him that we should go in (I mean come on we had to!).  He initially resisted but let’s face it I’m too cute! ;)

As soon as we walked in we were asked to sign in – name (fake), address (San Francisco, CA), phone number (mix of my cell and land line – yes, those do still exist).  The man told us we could walk through at our own pace and then he’d give us a two minute spiel at the end.  We walked through reading some of the plaques that were ALL about L. Ron Hubbard, the founder.  L. Ron Hubbard’s books were sprinkled  everywhere.  When we got to the back there was a small area with maybe 60 chairs – it creeped me out.  I’m not sure why but it reminded me of a funeral home.  I felt very out of place and felt that at any moment they could lock us in.  After speeding by a few more plaques and pictures of you guessed it – L. Ron Hubbard we came across this ancient looking device.  The man from the front came over and said it was a “stress tester” and I immediately volunteered (at this point my date is wondering how fast he can drop me off).  I held these silver canisters in my hands and watched this needle.  

Scientologist: How’s work is going? 
A: Fine.  
Scientologist: What is your boss’ name? 
A: Erica  
[Needle was pretty steady.]  
Scientologist: What’s your Mom’s name? 
A: Pat  
[Needle moves up a bit.]  
Scientologist: What’s your Dad’s name? 
A: Bob.  
[Needle jumps.]  
Scientologist: Ah…there is some tension with your Dad!
A: No, in fact, I am closer to him than my Mom. (I do understand why that’s a safe bet – most of my friends have issues with their Dad.)
[Scientologist ignores this comment and moves on.]  
Scientologist: Are you married or dating?
A: This guy right here.  (I should write a book on what not to do when you just start dating someone.)
[Needle moves up a bit.]  
Scientologist: Well what would you say is causing you the most stress in your life right now? (Reminded me of when Kramer pretended to be the movie phone guy, “Well why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you want to see?”)
A: Um…well things are pretty good.  I guess my friend, Ashley, who is really depressed.
[Needle jerks and hits the max]  
Scientologist: Ohhhh, don’t tell me she is taking medication. [Shakes head disapprovingly.]
A: Um is that bad? [Flash back to Tom Cruise screaming at Matt Lauer about how terrible anti-depressants are.] (I glance at my date who has a look of sheer terror on his face.)
Scientologist: Anti-depressants only mask the problem.  It doesn’t solve anything.  Come over here.
[We reluctantly walk over to the L. Ron Hubbard library where he pulls out two books.] 
Scientologist: I recommend that you give this book to Ashley and this one you should read.
A: Ok well thanks for your time and allowing us to look around.  I’ll think about those books.
Scientologist: Sure come back anytime. 
[Date shook hands with Scientologist and asked his name again.  Date used his real name.  D'OH!]“

 

“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Scientology Clubhouse, 839 Howard

Monday, May 18th, 2009

What’s that? You’ve missed out on seeing “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Church of Scientology Clubhouse on 839 Howard betwixt 4th and 5th Streets? It’s just a stone’s throw from the American Psychiatric Association convention – let’s take a look.

Now this was the scene in front of the APA convention Saturday, when members of Anonymous protested against the Scientologists, who were protesting against the psychiatrists. Click to expand:

But then the action moved a block over. Can you see the building? It’s betwixt the AFL-CIO and our Buca Di Beppo.

And we’re in – nice hardwood flooring.

Uh oh, psychiatry takes a hit:

Here’s the pitch they might have used on Tom Cruise and about 10% of Hollywood. Click to expand (Frances Farmer, hello nurse.)

1. Collect receipt books.

2. ????

3. Profit!

See you there.

5/16-5/23: “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” exhibit (downtown / civic / van ness)


Reply to: event-razzc-1157797262@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-05-06, 12:52PM PDT

May 16th to 23rd
An exhibition and documentary about the Cause of Senseless Violence in our Communities

“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”

America has been wracked with senseless acts to violence. Mental health budgets are spiraling out of control.

In this authoritative overview, the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”
Exhibit and Documentary explores the roots of this violence. See the parallel between the increase in psychotropic drug usage and violence in our communities.

Warning: this exhibit documents the graphic and horrific stories of psychiatric abuse. Young children could be frightened and parental guidance is advised.

Sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (www.cchr.org)
Get the FACTS

Come see “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”
839 Howard Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
Admission is FREE!
The exhibit is open May 16 through 22 from noon until 8:00pm
On May 23 the exhibit is open from noon until 4:00pm
info@cchrsf.org

Photos From the Great Scientology Protest against Psychiatry in San Francisco

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Who were you rooting for in this one? The cops, who had an easy, boring shift? The psychiatrists, who couldn’t really care less? The Scientologists, who bused people up from El Lay and over from Sacratomatoe? The Anonymous, many of whom appear to have personal connections to and detailed knowledge of the Church of Scientology?

You’d have to score this one as a win for the Anonymice. Small in number, but they got their point across. Let’s review.

The 470 Scientologists just before the march down Market Street. Today’s marchers generally weren’t locals. So in that way, the crowd was redolent of times when the the March for Lifers and the Chinese nationals of the infamous Olympic Torch relay fiasco bused to town and hung out around the Ferry Building:

But let’s start at the beginning. The Scilons had a marching permit and Anonymous did not. But that turned out to not matter too much. Members from both sides yacking with a patrolman:

Pointlessness. “You tape me, so I will tape you.” Hold pose for an hour and a half:

It was a hot one. A church member appearing to be upset about something or other. Black was the color of the day with the C.O.S. 

“Psychiatry: Drugging Kid$ For Profit”

“I’m Glad My Mom’s Not On Drugs.”

A member of Anonymous uses Church lingo to mock the less than desired turnout from those bused in. The 2000 figure for expected marchers comes from here

And also from Anonymous: “Google XENU.”

And there you have it.

470 Scientologists + Psych Convention + Anonymous + SFPD = Fun in the Sun

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

The Church of Scientology brought it today in a march from Justin Herman Plaza to Moscone Convention Center. Also involved were 20,000 souls at the American Psychiatric Association as well as the Group known as Anonymous.

A brief showdown in the SoMA. From left to right: a column of SFPD, Howard Street, 470 Scilons (capped with about 30 Anonymice at the far end), the shutterbugs, the shuttle buses, and then the amused shrinks on the right.

Anonymous dogged what some consider a multifacted transnational corporation at every turn. The March on Market: 

“CHANTS FOR MARCH”

And oh yes, the C.O.S. has a little clubhouse on Howard Street now. Stay tooned…