I got a nice email from one of the Times reporters yesterday, thanking me for sending a copy of my CW/SD tourism rant, as posted last week to ARS. Here's my response:
I'm glad you enjoyed reading my comparison of San Diego and Clearwater.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as the SP Times article concerning the poll Scientology paid for. I hope your city council pays close attention. Scientology may have the money to throw out for reelection campaigns, but oh, my! Sounds like the Clearwater residents would rather have a pack of alligators than a totalitarian cult in their midst! Come to think of it, tourists would PAY to see alligators!
-- barb Chaplain, ARS
"After over 50 years, what has Scientology given the world? Misery, hopelessness, broken families, desolation, death."
"I remember when my son said "Every day should be Mother's Day." But those were the days before L Ron Hubbard came into his life."
"My English is surely better than yours. It's probably your personal problem that you don't understand my postings. Instead of attacking me, I would get some education, if I would be you."
--Barbara Schwarz, born in the USA