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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Clearwater FL in process of becoming a big creepy "Vatican City" for strange people dressed like Jake from State Farm. Xenu pleased to see you come on vacation   ( tampabay.com) divider line
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2018-02-13 04:21:41 PM  
Why do you think Travolta's "The Punisher" was shot there?
 
2018-02-13 06:03:28 PM  
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2018-02-13 08:09:55 PM  
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2018-02-13 09:48:02 PM  
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2018-02-13 10:09:42 PM  
Nice beach for a clam-bake!
 
2018-02-13 10:11:45 PM  
Florida and Scientology. Which one is crazier?
 
2018-02-13 10:24:29 PM  
Becoming? Clearwater's been weird for years because of Scientology.
 
2018-02-13 10:25:44 PM  
Tom Cruise is a great actor, topic!
 
2018-02-13 10:27:24 PM  

Buttknuckle: Florida and Scientology. Which one is crazier?


Yes
 
2018-02-13 10:29:24 PM  
Yeah. Blow it out your piehole, jake. We have been your customer for close to 20 years.. car, house, everything. We didnt go anywhere else because of your customer service.

And you drop us.
/bitter
 
2018-02-13 10:32:42 PM  
 
2018-02-13 10:42:57 PM  
Welcome to the last 20 years.
 
2018-02-13 10:49:14 PM  
Clearwater and its weird vibe with Scientology is probably only rivaled by Grand Rapids, MI and Amway.
 
2018-02-13 10:53:41 PM  

Ringshadow: Becoming? Clearwater's been weird for years because of Scientology.


Came to say this. See it has been covered. Carry on.
 
2018-02-13 11:00:01 PM  
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster says it best:

Scientologists are best left alone.
 
2018-02-13 11:09:29 PM  
Jack Parsons will have his revenge.
 
2018-02-13 11:10:40 PM  
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Well, they DID make the flow chart, so they have that going for them...
 
2018-02-13 11:13:48 PM  

dewihafta: Welcome to the last 20 years.


Yep.  Downtown is there's.  All these other worlds are ours.
 
2018-02-13 11:16:09 PM  
Theirs
 
2018-02-13 11:19:58 PM  
WTF? Why hasn't Scientology slowly taken over the town board / politics by slowly getting their own people in slots. Run the whole damn show. It would have served them well.
 
2018-02-13 11:24:24 PM  
At least they are not dressed like Jake from Adventure Time.

Although it is easy enough to do:

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2018-02-13 11:25:33 PM  
Hardly pleased.

Very

Very

Hardly.

And

Very

Very

Pleased.
 
2018-02-13 11:28:10 PM  
That building is an abomination! I'll take Temple Square any day, but especially during the Xmas season.

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2018-02-13 11:29:53 PM  

camaroash: That building is an abomination! I'll take Temple Square any day, but especially during the Xmas season.

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That's not Clearwater, fwiw
 
2018-02-13 11:34:27 PM  

brantgoose: At least they are not dressed like Jake from Adventure Time.

Although it is easy enough to do:

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If I grow old enough, I fear the time will come when I will wear nothing else but onesies.
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2018-02-13 11:41:55 PM  

yuthinasia: [img.fark.net image 850x502]Well, they DID make the flow chart, so they have that going for them...


Mormons and Jaydubs are naturally annoying, eh?
 
2018-02-13 11:42:46 PM  
Scientology spokesman Ben Shaw said Tuesday that the church has "hopes and desires for a better Clearwater" but "the church is not involved with or interested in local politics and elections."

It's fark, so I'm reinterpreting that as "Everyone we want is already in local power so why bother with anything but basic smear campaigns to keep them there?"
 
2018-02-13 11:44:38 PM  
I gotta admit that Clearwater beach is pretty nice.

/someone once peed on a rug inside a Subway restaurant, in Clearwater, while ordering sandwiches
//no idea who did that
 
2018-02-13 11:45:54 PM  
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2018-02-13 11:54:03 PM  
Fear of McDill AFB across the bay getting nuked probably keeps them from taking over as much as they'd like. They need to stay mobile.
 
2018-02-13 11:59:03 PM  
You know, "Clearwater, Florida" is an anagram for
"A Redactor Firewall"
"A Wild Faecal Terror"
"Faecal Warlord Rite"
"Radical Feral Tower"
"Lower Facial Retard"
"Lowlier Fart Arcade"
"Racial Drew Floater"
(and many many more)
 
2018-02-14 12:08:30 AM  
There's enough information out there, widely known, that Scientology is completely nuts. How the hell are they getting enough revenue to continue going? How can it possibly not have collapsed by now?
 
2018-02-14 12:17:11 AM  

Ringshadow: Becoming? Clearwater's been weird for years because of Scientology.


Beat me to it.

Although Clearwater Beach is still decent.
 
2018-02-14 12:17:41 AM  

Corn_Fed: There's enough information out there, widely known, that Scientology is completely nuts. How the hell are they getting enough revenue to continue going? How can it possibly not have collapsed by now?


People are farking idiots.
 
2018-02-14 12:26:08 AM  
Yay, Phillies spring training!
 
2018-02-14 12:33:44 AM  

ISO15693: yuthinasia: [img.fark.net image 850x502]Well, they DID make the flow chart, so they have that going for them...

Mormons and Jaydubs are naturally annoying, eh?


I've never had a Mormon missionary block me from closing my door. JWs have!

Over 20 years back when I was still a teen, one got real hostile with my brother, entered the house uninvited, and ended up staring down the barrel of my Dad's pistol. One of the cops who showed up was a family friend and later informed me the guy was an actual JW missionary when I thought that was just a front. I really hope that's never been a common tactic for them, especially when dealing with children.

Oddly, when I had the guy laying on the floor, waiting for the cops to show up, my only immediate concern if I was forced to shoot the asshole was the fact my Mom had just gotten new carpet put in and I feared her more than I feared him.

I was never called to testify or anything so I don't know what happened to him. Plea bargain, probably.

/ I was scared to death. I'm not a bad shot, but I'm certain I would have emptied the whole damn magazine out of fear if he had moved.
// That memory still gives me the jibblies.
 
2018-02-14 12:35:14 AM  

ISO15693: You know, "Clearwater, Florida" is an anagram for
"A Redactor Firewall"
"A Wild Faecal Terror"
"Faecal Warlord Rite"
"Radical Feral Tower"
"Lower Facial Retard"
"Lowlier Fart Arcade"
"Racial Drew Floater"
(and many many more)


Vowels open up so many possibilities when it comes to anagrams.

Faecal Warlord Rite would make a good death metal band.
 
2018-02-14 12:39:34 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Fear of McDill AFB across the bay getting nuked probably keeps them from taking over as much as they'd like. They need to stay mobile.


Fear of the Church of Scientology getting nuked probably has McDill wishing they were more mobile.
 
2018-02-14 12:44:40 AM  

camaroash: ISO15693: yuthinasia: [img.fark.net image 850x502]Well, they DID make the flow chart, so they have that going for them...

Mormons and Jaydubs are naturally annoying, eh?

I've never had a Mormon missionary block me from closing my door. JWs have!

Over 20 years back when I was still a teen, one got real hostile with my brother, entered the house uninvited, and ended up staring down the barrel of my Dad's pistol. One of the cops who showed up was a family friend and later informed me the guy was an actual JW missionary when I thought that was just a front. I really hope that's never been a common tactic for them, especially when dealing with children.

Oddly, when I had the guy laying on the floor, waiting for the cops to show up, my only immediate concern if I was forced to shoot the asshole was the fact my Mom had just gotten new carpet put in and I feared her more than I feared him.

I was never called to testify or anything so I don't know what happened to him. Plea bargain, probably.

/ I was scared to death. I'm not a bad shot, but I'm certain I would have emptied the whole damn magazine out of fear if he had moved.
// That memory still gives me the jibblies.


Holy shiat...
 
2018-02-14 01:03:05 AM  
Tax churches for property.
 
2018-02-14 01:04:30 AM  
Interesting bit of trivia: When Scientology (Sea-Org) first moved in to Clearwater in the late Seventies, several of the city councillors tried to fight against them being allowed to set up shop. Of course, the councillors in question didn't remain in office for very long, and had their careers and reputations ruined in the process. One of them was Richard "Dick Savage" Tenney, who just so happens to be the crazy father of YouTube celebs The Joogsquad.
 
2018-02-14 01:22:02 AM  
Hopefully Clearwater meets the same fate as Rajneeshpuram.
 
2018-02-14 01:29:59 AM  
Umm, the Scientologists bought out Clearwater well over a decade ago.  It's been creeperville for a long, long time.
 
2018-02-14 05:58:03 AM  

chewynathan: Tom Cruise is a great actor, topic!


Three stunning wives and he couldn't keep any of em and his third wife left him using the underground guerilla methods that battered wives and their children resort to.
 He's no man, he's a gimp. He only knows how to act the part of a man. Worth almost 500,000,000 million bucks and when that cute little daughter of his throws her little arms around another man's neck, snuggles into him and calls him daddy ol'toms fortune will become worth exactly nothing. He's a fool and a gimp and that gorgeous ex wife of his is going to flourish and succeed anyway! That chick is worth some thirty million bucks on her own anyway so it's not like she's living on the street. Tom's mansions are tombs ,he can fill them with more gold and treasure than king Tut had in his but he'll still only be half. A man. Given a choice between his fortune or any of his three exes (especially the third) gimmie the wife, fark his money.
 
2018-02-14 07:33:34 AM  

unsightly phlebitis: chewynathan: Tom Cruise is a great actor, topic!

Three stunning wives and he couldn't keep any of em and his third wife left him using the underground guerilla methods that battered wives and their children resort to.


But ya gotta keep up appearances!

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2018-02-14 07:34:17 AM  

b0rg9: camaroash: That building is an abomination! I'll take Temple Square any day, but especially during the Xmas season.

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That's not Clearwater, fwiw


I think he know that.
 
2018-02-14 07:40:19 AM  

Corn_Fed: There's enough information out there, widely known, that Scientology is completely nuts. How the hell are they getting enough revenue to continue going? How can it possibly not have collapsed by now?


Their leaders didn't molest little boys and cover it up,  either,  but that hasn't stopped the Catholic church.
 
2018-02-14 07:54:26 AM  

unsightly phlebitis: chewynathan: Tom Cruise is a great actor, topic!

Three stunning wives and he couldn't keep any of em and his third wife left him using the underground guerilla methods that battered wives and their children resort to.


Haven't they found him a new one yet? It's been a while, hasn't it?
 
2018-02-14 09:29:20 AM  

Mudd's woman: unsightly phlebitis: chewynathan: Tom Cruise is a great actor, topic!

Three stunning wives and he couldn't keep any of em and his third wife left him using the underground guerilla methods that battered wives and their children resort to.

Haven't they found him a new one yet? It's been a while, hasn't it?


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2018-02-14 09:51:40 AM  
As someone who has worked down there for years the downtown Clearwater is owned by Scientology in all but name.

No resteraunt can succeed down there outside of a single family owned thai place, the starbucks is only there because the gov't and scienos still want their coffee, and the rest of the business' that surround the main building (which is beautiful) and Ft. Harrison are shell companies of high ranking scieno members. We are talking OT VIII rank folks running companies here all in downtown, all keeping things on the very very very down low.


The city planners came to my office one day and we went outside to talk to them away from the scieno overlord's and to smoke cigars (when all systems are GREEN you can relax). They asked us "What will it take to revitalize downtown? What infrastructure would we need? Why would anyone want to bring their company to downtown clearwater."

We all answered completely off the record and said:

1. The church owns everything and change is impossible
2. There is no place that people who are NOT church members want to go, no nightlife, no after hours clubs, nothing. You have no historic intrinsic things that 20-30yr olds want to come down here for unless they are members of the church
3. Unless you plan on running low cost fiber to every building and providing gigabit internet to startup companies for pennies you won't get any tech folks to come here vs going to Tampa which does NOT have a church running their downtown.

He thanked me for his time and we got to watch 3 buses of Flag members disembark and walk silently to their buildings for work, training, debriefing, orientation, whatever the ants do.

Nothing ever happened and our company was bought out by another scientology led group to shuttle money around and 50% of the staff were fired to be replaced with church members.

Best thing that ever happened to me.

/LRH was a hack
//Xenu isn't a god, he's the devil
///Wall of Fire is a drug induced trip by LRH
////Auditing isn't therapy
 
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