Page 1 of 24 1234567891011 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 234

Thread: Freewinds Asbestos discovered ..finally

  1. #1
    Patron with Honors
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    490

    Default Freewinds Asbestos discovered ..finally

    "And so being a writer is a very hard job you see; the wife is always coming into the room saying 'New Shoes' and the publisher is always coming in saying 'when will you meet the deadline' and the federal government is always coming in and saying 'Greetings'.

  2. #2

    Default

    I shudder to think how many people have been exposed to that!

    Anyone know the ramifications of this?

  3. #3
    Patron with Honors
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    372

    Default

    So does this mean OT 8 is suspended indefinitely?? And what newspaper was this in?
    Tookmeawhile

    "And did you exchange a walk-on part in the war, for a lead role in a cage?" - Pink Floyd

  4. #4
    Silver Meritorious Patron
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,102

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Notreallyanybody View Post
    I shudder to think how many people have been exposed to that!

    Anyone know the ramifications of this?
    There's been a lot of talk about asbestos causing cancer lately. Well let me set you straight on this, turns out all the scientific data scientology research has uncovered is proving that what's needed to prevent asbestos generated cancer is more asbestes inhalation, not less. That's right. In fact, if you want to guarantee a fellow never gets cancer, put em in the middle of an absestos factory, close all the doors and windows and have em smoking 3 packs of non-filter cigs per day (preferably kools, according to the research) and you've fixed that fellow up good.

    Hope this helps.

    Much Love,

    LRH

  5. Likes Commander Birdsong liked this post
  6. #5
    Squirrel Extraordinaire Dulloldfart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    North-East England
    Posts
    23,891

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Notreallyanybody View Post
    I shudder to think how many people have been exposed to that!

    Anyone know the ramifications of this?
    "The ship was sealed and isolated", that article says, while the (non-Scn) authorities investigate the extent of the danger. My guess is that unless they can be bribed by the CofS the ship will be declared non-habitable. And scrapped, it being not cost-effective to gut and fix. But even so, it will cost millions to scrap (I would guess) as most of the dismantling would have to be done by guys in HazMat suits, would it not?

    Then the fun really starts. Criminal proceeding against the owners for hiding the contamination? At which point some SO members will get tossed to the wolves, most likely some scapegoats and not the real culprits.

    And then, if not already, the civil suits will start from ex-scio public for reckless endangerment or whatever.

    Meanwhile, OT VIII delivery will continue somewhere or other ashore. Maybe in DM's new Jo'burg castle? But probably not.

    The CofS will have fun PR'ing this one. OSA Int PR thought they already had their hands full. Heh! Pass the popcorn.

    Has it hit the newswires yet?

    Paul

  7. #6
    Squirrel Extraordinaire Dulloldfart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    North-East England
    Posts
    23,891

  8. #7
    Patron with Honors
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    490

    Default

    It will probably cost more to rehabilitate the ship than it will to shit-can it so I think they're going to just shit-can the Freewinds and be done with it. Guess they should never have docked in THAT country huh?
    "And so being a writer is a very hard job you see; the wife is always coming into the room saying 'New Shoes' and the publisher is always coming in saying 'when will you meet the deadline' and the federal government is always coming in and saying 'Greetings'.

  9. #8
    Patron Meritorious
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    NE USA
    Posts
    686

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulloldfart View Post
    "The ship was sealed and isolated", that article says, while the (non-Scn) authorities investigate the extent of the danger. My guess is that unless they can be bribed by the CofS the ship will be declared non-habitable. And scrapped, it being not cost-effective to gut and fix. But even so, it will cost millions to scrap (I would guess) as most of the dismantling would have to be done by guys in HazMat suits, would it not?

    Then the fun really starts. Criminal proceeding against the owners for hiding the contamination? At which point some SO members will get tossed to the wolves, most likely some scapegoats and not the real culprits.

    And then, if not already, the civil suits will start from ex-scio public for reckless endangerment or whatever.

    Meanwhile, OT VIII delivery will continue somewhere or other ashore. Maybe in DM's new Jo'burg castle? But probably not.

    The CofS will have fun PR'ing this one. OSA Int PR thought they already had their hands full. Heh! Pass the popcorn.

    Has it hit the newswires yet?

    Paul
    Maybe they can sell it to the Navy for target practice?
    Last edited by NonScio; 29th April 2008 at 09:01 PM. Reason: correct spelling error

  10. #9

    Default

    Since Lawrence Woodcraft made his statement about blue asbestos on the Freewinds 7 years ago, does this put CoS in a vulnerable position with regard to the law or do they get around all that by not being registered in the US?
    The "Church" of Scientology - miserably failing to save a world that doesn't need or want to be saved

  11. #10
    Squirrel Extraordinaire Dulloldfart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    North-East England
    Posts
    23,891

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
    Since Lawrence Woodcraft made his statement about blue asbestos on the Freewinds 7 years ago, does this put CoS in a vulnerable position with regard to the law or do they get around all that by not being registered in the US?
    Dunno. They might deliver outside the US, but they have certainly promoted and regged US citizens inside the US. But quite apart from the legal exposure the PR exposure is TREMENDOUS.

    There is no way they can pretend they didn't know about it, not with Lawrence's affidavit and ability to testify (unless they suicide him, or something). Which means they deliberately hid the facts while regging hundreds of millions of dollars and delivering to tens of thousands of their most important customers for twenty years. This should terminally piss off an awful lot of people. It might be the straw that breaks the camel's toe.

    Their only conceivable defence is the Chief Engineer's line, namely that Hubbard didn't say asbestos was dangerous so they didn't worry about it. That line won't wash in a criminal prosecution or civil suit, but it might work as a PR defence, although swearing blind that you're unbelievably stupid isn't the best of PR options.

    2008 will go down in the history books as a bad year for the CofS.

    Paul

Page 1 of 24 1234567891011 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •