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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalBigBlue View Post
    I'm sure he thought he was being clever but there seems to be some universal law, or axiom if you will, that for every LRH bright idea there is a proportionate negative outcome.

    The general public hold the military uniform in very high reverence. It represents family and friends who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom and to destroy tyranny in military service. You might enjoy some short term gain by exploiting the use of the uniform but once the public understands that you are doing this out of some manipulative self serving whim it is reviled.

    I used to have people come up to me and tell me how their late husband or father was in the Navy and all I could do was acknowledge them. I didn't have the heart to tell them it was something my religion wore because we wanted to look like the Navy - lanyard, cap, campaign bars, cheap shiny black shoes.

    Ugh, I cringe to remember those moments. So young and stupid.
    totally agree Blue.

    now that I know what huddard did, those scientology people, whether SO or staff at a local org, wearing a uniform that show up at my door, or even in a reg office, trying to reg me, or persuade me, why they have no effect of authority on me, even the ED or Ethics Officer.

    Now, it is true, as you state, that a police officer or similar, showing up at my door, why I do have respect for him, if wearing a uniform, all things considered.

    Now, as an opposing viewpoint, from men in uniform, we have

    the white rose

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rose

    and the mothers of de Plaza:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother..._Plaza_de_Mayo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dulloldfart View Post
    Pilot is not a Scientology post or title as such. There are two uses: one is the regular ship usage, like when an SO ship is approaching port and needs to take on a local qualified to navigate local hazards. The other is a fictional character as an important part of a highly confidential incident 75 million years ago [sic].

    I suppose there's a third: Ken Ogger was a Scientologist who wrote copiously online about Scn technical matters and used the name "The Pilot" for anonymity.

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    Any idea what the significance of this pin is? I've seen it listed on ebay titled "Scientology pilot wings pin" I assumed this was the pin I heard talked about in that interview I mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babel Fish View Post

    Any idea what the significance of this pin is? I've seen it listed on ebay titled "Scientology pilot wings pin" I assumed this was the pin I heard talked about in that interview I mentioned.

    I seem to recall that at one time people were issued with a pin like that when they qualified to solo audit on the OT levels. It signified they were now "flying solo".

    However, I didn't receive one of those in the 1980's so maybe it had been phased out by then.

    By the way, if I am correct then this is nothing to do with being staff or sea org. It was for anyone doing the OT levels, including public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThetanExterior View Post
    I seem to recall that at one time people were issued with a pin like that when they qualified to solo audit on the OT levels. It signified they were now "flying solo".

    However, I didn't receive one of those in the 1980's so maybe it had been phased out by then.

    By the way, if I am correct then this is nothing to do with being staff or sea org. It was for anyone doing the OT levels, including public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babel Fish View Post
    The back says 1982 LRH
    It was about 1989 when I did the OT levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThetanExterior View Post
    I seem to recall that at one time people were issued with a pin like that when they qualified to solo audit on the OT levels. It signified they were now "flying solo".

    However, I didn't receive one of those in the 1980's so maybe it had been phased out by then.

    By the way, if I am correct then this is nothing to do with being staff or sea org. It was for anyone doing the OT levels, including public.
    Yeah. It was a cheap pin sold in the bookstore that could be worn upon completion of the Solo Auditor Course, Part 1 I think. Part 1 took weeks part time, Part 2 a few days. It was a promo gimmick.

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    Does anyone else remember this one nut from around 1980?

    He would stand by Hollywood Blvd, usually, wearing an WWII era looking khaki military dress uniform with a HUGE amount of medals and such on his coat, and plastic toy rocket ships at four corners of his officer's hat, saluting selected people as they drove by. I called him admiral of the space cadets.

    I always got a salute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateAndBum View Post
    Funny that the Hubs claimed rank in the SO. I've never seen his signed billion year contract and I doubt he ever signed one.

    Hubbard was not a Scientologist. Scientologists were his subjects/minions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotus View Post





    Babygirl, did you see the one that was put out later entitled " Sea Org and the Future Cancelled"?

    Someone can surely post it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rmack View Post
    Does anyone else remember this one nut from around 1980?

    He would stand by Hollywood Blvd, usually, wearing an WWII era looking khaki military dress uniform with a HUGE amount of medals and such on his coat, and plastic toy rocket ships at four corners of his officer's hat, saluting selected people as they drove by. I called him admiral of the space cadets.

    I always got a salute.
    Yeah. That Dude was a Hollywood landmark.
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