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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 07:31 »
Scrutiny of former Church of Scientology official has Ingleside on the Bay on edge
Group linked to Scientology follows man
3 July 2011, 1:03 am
By Mark Collette
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INGLESIDE ON THE BAY — There's something squirrelly going on in this small town, and it has attracted the notice and the ire of the townspeople, the City Council and the sheriff's office.

It started in 2009, resident Mark Rathbun said.

Someone began taking surveillance photos of his house and posting them online.

Whenever he left town, he would be greeted by private investigators at the airport, while strangers would show up at his house and pepper his wife with questions about him.

In April, a group of people clad in light blue T-shirts, displaying Rathbun's grinning mug atop a squirrel's body, started pestering him and his wife.

They showed up at dinner, outside the restaurant, and parked a car with cameras trained on the dining room.

They showed up in a paddle boat in a canal behind his house, again with cameras.

more at http://www.caller.com/news/2011/jul/02/scrutiny-of-former-church-of-scientology-has-on/
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Re: Squirrel Busters visit Marty by paddle boat! LOL
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 23:57 »
Were you aware of THE SQUIRREL ZONE? :o  It's kind of like the twilight zone, I guess.

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Re: Squirrel Busters visit Marty by paddle boat! LOL
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 10:09 »
Were you aware of THE SQUIRREL ZONE? :o  It's kind of like the twilight zone, I guess.

 :/___\: :___ufo___:

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 You didn't know that the "Squirrel Busters" are a group of documentary film makers? Thats what they be tellin the city council. :O>:coocoo: :-----| {=lies=} (:E(


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Re: Squirrel Busters visit Marty by paddle boat! LOL
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 16:33 »
Scientology defector in Corpus Christi alleges harassment - Houston Chronicle
11 July 2011, 12:45 pm
John MacCormack San Antonio Express-News
July 11, 2011, 11:14AM

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“......They told me they were doing a documentary on one of our neighbors, that he was a very notorious figure. They wouldn't tell me what he had done, but said it was something religious. So, I'm thinking, ‘My God, this guy has molested kids in the church,'” Regnier said.

“Before they left, one of the young men said, ‘We'll have him out of there in less than two months,' so I knew it wasn't a documentary,” she said.

She said the group members twice tried to rent houses near Rathbun's, but that she turned them down because she felt they were being dishonest about their intentions.

“What's strange to me is them spending all this money on this. How much good works could they do instead? It's supposed to be a church. Why aren't they doing things to help people?” she asked.

On Wednesday night, yet another encounter between Rathbun and several of the Squirrel Busters at a local business led to an ultimatum.

“Every time those two groups end up at my restaurant, the police come, and it's hard enough running a restaurant in this town,” said Christian Wiseman, owner of Nightlingers, a steakhouse in nearby Ingleside.

When Rathbun complained that Ralph Gomez, one of the Squirrel Busters, had approached his group in the restaurant and taken photos or video, Wiseman had had enough.

“I went up to Ralph. I said, ‘Look, dude. I'm only gonna tell you once. Any more shenanigans, and you'll be stuck eating at McDonalds or Sonic. I'm not going to have you harassing my customers,'” he said.

But the great Scientology spat shows no signs of abating. How it will end is anyone's guess, but few think it will be pretty.

“Both sides are pretty dug in and Mark is not going anywhere. I don't see him running away and they're pretty tenacious. It seems like a standoff,” Wiseman said. “It's completely bizarre. It reminds me of kids playing spy, all the little intrigues, and people following each other around with cameras. It's not what we would consider adult behavior.”

more at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/7648309.html
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Re: Squirrel Busters visit Marty by paddle boat! LOL
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 18:22 »
more at http://www.caller.com/news/2011/jul/02/scrutiny-of-former-church-of-scientology-has-on/

The police reports make for interesting (and familiar-sounding) reading: http://web.caller.com/2011/pdf/0703busters.pdf

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Indeed, nothing the Squirrel Busters have done in Ingleside on the Bay has risen to the level of a crime, Chief Deputy Rivera said, but their activities have become a nuisance to the city and the sheriff's office.

"They'll go out there and harass the hell out of him," Rivera said.

On June 21, the City Council passed an ordinance requiring film companies and nonresidents, except established public media, to get a $250 film permit from the city. Parr said his crew intends to comply.

Rathbun "calls the sheriff for us shooting (film) on a public street," Parr said. "That's not illegal in this country."

But it's annoying to Rivera, who said Rathbun's complaints about the Squirrel Busters are legitimate, and who said their activities are distracting his deputies.

"We've been there at least five times this year alone where somebody flies in from California and they follow him to his house and videotape him," Rivera said.

Ingleside on the Bay Mayor Howard Gillespie said the film crew misrepresented their intentions, telling him they were filming a documentary about small towns in the area.

"They were telling my constituents they had my full support," Gillespie said. "I wasn't supporting it at all."

Way to get on the good side of the police and local government...

Scientology defector in Corpus Christi alleges harassment - Houston Chronicle
11 July 2011, 12:45 pm
John MacCormack San Antonio Express-News
July 11, 2011, 11:14AM

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“Both sides are pretty dug in and Mark is not going anywhere. I don't see him running away and they're pretty tenacious. It seems like a standoff,” Wiseman said. “It's completely bizarre. It reminds me of kids playing spy, all the little intrigues, and people following each other around with cameras. It's not what we would consider adult behavior.

... promote the "church"...

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more at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/7648309.html

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With that item on the City Council agenda Tuesday evening, more than 50 people turned out for the meeting, about five times normal. More than three-dozen signed a petition urging that the Squirrel Busters be denied a permit.

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And as the conflict has worsened and become better known, public opinion on the bay has hardened against the Squirrel Busters. Orr, who describes the Rathbuns as perfect neighbors, got fed up long ago.

“I've told people I'm thinking of forming a group called the ‘Ass Busters,'” he growled. “We'll block the street, capture them and take 'em all about 50 miles out in the gulf and see if they can swim back.”

... and impress the neighbors....  ^^LOL!

Good on Marty for playing it for all it's worth.
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Re: Squirrel Busters visit Marty by paddle boat! LOL
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 20:42 »
The Squirrel Busters' filmmaker speaks out:
http://www.caller.com/news/2011/aug/06/former-scientology-film-crew-member-describes-in/

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CORPUS CHRISTI — For a struggling videographer, the offer was too good to pass up: $2,000 a week to help document the activities of a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology.

Bert Leahy said the phone call came from David Statter, who said he was with Falcon Industries, doing a reality TV show about Ingleside on the Bay resident Mark "Marty" Rathbun.

Leahy agreed to meet to learn about the project. Leahy suggested Pier 99, near the Lexington Museum on the Bay. Halfway through the meal, Statter got a phone call.

"The caller says Marty's at the aquarium — not even 50 yards from where we were at," Leahy said.

"Do you have your gear?" Statter asked him.

Leahy chewed his shrimp. He thought the situation was weird. But $2,000 a week?

more at http://www.caller.com/news/2011/aug/06/former-scientology-film-crew-member-describes-in/

Worth reading!  How can this story get any better?   <--:D-->
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Re: Squirrel Busters visit Marty by paddle boat! LOL
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 10:09 »
Scientology's Rathbun questions why cameras are trained on his house in Ingleside on the Bay
5 October 2012, 9:00 pm

A former Church of Scientology official living in Ingleside on the Bay says he is being watched again — this time by surveillance cameras aimed through the blinds at a nearby house — and that he has photos to prove it.

http://www.caller.com/news/2012/oct/05/scientologys-rathbun-questions-why-cameras-are/?partner=yahoo_feeds

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