Archive Message - 1995
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Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!news.onramp.net!dal53.onramp.net!user Mon Jul 10 17:00:09 1995 Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!news.onramp.net!dal53.onramp.net!user From: visnet@onramp.net (Sri Changiana Saar) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: $cientology Doing It Again! -Watchman Fellowship Date: 6 Jul 1995 16:19:20 GMT Organization: United Rulers of Mankind, Local 112 Lines: 66 Message-ID: <visnet-0607951121470001@dal53.onramp.net> NNTP-Posting-Host: dal53.onramp.net X-Newsreader: Value-Added NewsWatcher 2.0b24.0+ I spoke with Craig Branch today - he of Watchman Fellowship - to ask his permission to post the following. He said I could, so I bring you the latest in Scientology's barage of barratry (sp? I sure am!). This comes from a mailer that was sent out to subscribers of the Watchman Fellowship, and I have snipped out the parts of the mailer that didn't have anything to do with Scientology. _________ Scientology Lawsuit? We have once again been confronted by attorneys representing Scientology. They are alleging we have in our files and have been revealing certain of their "trade secrets," and are violating US copyright laws. In a June 13 letter, we were notified by one of Scientology's lawyers [Changii's note: It was Helena Kobrin] that they claim rights to "damages, an injunction, and IMPOUNDING OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED [underlined in the original] in perpetrating the infringing acts." Recently, Scientologists used similar claims to raid the home of one of their most vocal critics, Dennis Erlich. Armed with a federal court order, Scientologists entered Erlich's home scoured through files and computer data (including personal correspondence). They allegedly confiscated over 360 computer disks of information and erased crucial data from his personal computer. (I have enclosed a copy of a Los Angeles Times article so you can read the whole story.) [Changii's note: I'm leaving the article out here] Now it seems Scientologists want to try a similar tactic on Watchman. Craig Branch, Watchman's vice president, was also served a subpena two weeks ago when he exited a plane in Chicago. Apparently, Scientologists already have gained access to some of our private information. They seem to know our itinerary even down to what flights we are taking and the content of private telephone conversations. With the prayers and financial assistance of our friends and supporters, we were able to defend ourselves from two previous attempts at lawsuits from Scientologists. Once again I ask for your intercession on our behalf. - James K. Walker President _______________________________ I think it is time for some of the tired old questions again: 1) How did the Co$ know Craig Branch's itinerary? (Hi, Gene!) 2) Are the $cientologists illegally taping Watchman's phones? (Hi, Gene!) 3) How in Hawaii can Watchman be in violation of a trade secret agreement that they could in NO WAY be signatories to? -Changii -- "I am afraid their [Scientology's] claim of teaching 1.5 million children in South Africa to read is just another fabrication." - Johan Klopper, Second Secretary, South African Embassy. Clamspores! Exploding Barnacles! Piltdown Man Engrams! "Regardless if someone is present or not, if that person has a vested interest in lying, he or she will lie" -Chris Miller

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