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Mary McConnell is quoted at the Underground Bunker and RFTTP gets a plug!

Scientology in 2012: John Sweeney, Paulette Cooper, and More Look Back on a Year of Crisis for the Church - The Ungerground Bunker (blog)
by Tony Ortega and friends
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With the year winding down, we thought we’d ask several fellow Scientology watchers to give us their thoughts on how the church fared in 2012. Here are their responses, and we’re looking forward to reading your reflections about 2012 in the comments. Tell us what were your highlights, and how you think 2012 fits in the 60-year history of the church.

First up, BBC journalist John Sweeney, who has a book coming out on January 7, The Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology.....

....Mary McConnell: 2012 has been the worst year on record for the Church of Scientology and its front groups like Narconon. It can’t erase the Internet, the incriminating court records, the fervent media attention and reporting, nor the enmity it’s created by its practices. 2012 was first of many more years of ‘Truth Revealed.’
[McConnell keeps an eagle-eyed watch on Narconon with others at the Reaching for the Tipping Point forum.]
 

much more at http://tonyortega.org/2012/12/20/scientology-in-2012-john-sweeney-mark-bunker-and-more-look-back-on-a-year-of-crisis-for-the-church/
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I couldn't help noticing that the Tipping Point logo he used in lieu of your photo was a self-referential hyper-link to the article, and not to this forum. I wonder why he won't link to other sites from his blog - maybe he thinks people won't come back after they learn there are sites which are actually working to bring down this evil cult, as opposed to just talking about it?

(Perhaps I am being over-sensitive; we all have different purposes and reasons for having joined this battle...)

'til next time;
wynot
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Wow,  Mary and all of RFTTP actually get some recognition!  Congrats to All!

^^O^^

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I couldn't help noticing that the Tipping Point logo he used in lieu of your photo was a self-referential hyper-link to the article, and not to this forum. I wonder why he won't link to other sites from his blog - maybe he thinks people won't come back after they learn there are sites which are actually working to bring down this evil cult, as opposed to just talking about it?

(Perhaps I am being over-sensitive; we all have different purposes and reasons for having joined this battle...)

'til next time;
wynot

:) When you click all his photo attachments, they just you to the link where he's got them uploaded. This happens with wordpress, which is what he's using, and blogger ( which my blog is on and it does the dame thing. You can only hyperlink to words or sentences but not the photo attachments.

Tony did, however, hyperlink the name of the forum at the end of my comment.  So that's a good thing :)
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Thanks, mefree and witnessman. I've been off the computer most of the day and haven't had a chance to comment on the article itself or over here until now but I am so happy RFTTP and all you "eagle eyes" got some recognition!
However, I did manage to get it posted over on ESMB, giving a shameless plug to promote RFTTP and gang... :)
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29735-Ortega-Scientology-in-2012-We-hear-from-John-Sweeney-Paulette-Cooper-and-more!&p=758346&viewfull=1#post758346


Edit: fixed the link so it's clickable.  --ec
« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 11:35 by ethercat »
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Thanks, mefree and witnessman. I've been off the computer most of the day and haven't had a chance to comment on the article itself or over here until now but I am so happy RFTTP and all you "eagle eyes" got some recognition!
However, I did manage to get it posted over on ESMB, giving a shameless plug to promote RFTTP and gang... :)
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29735-Ortega-Scientology-in-2012-We-hear-from-John-Sweeney-Paulette-Cooper-and-more!&p=758402#post758402

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Wow,  Mary and all of RFTTP actually get some recognition!  Congrats to All!

^^O^^

Thank you!  ;D 

Finally!

For me, it's not as much about the personal recognition, although that's nice too after so much work and continuing effort, as it is about the forum and letting more people know we're here, so we can help them if they need it, or so they can help us if they have that ability.  I'd love to have more people participating here - and I do have high regard, praise, and applause for everyone who contributes here on a regular basis.

Thanks, RFTTP members!   :OV--*

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