I just had a thought that I thought I'd get feedback on.
One of the things that has always amazed me is the amount of confusion with the COS mailing and call-in lists, and I think it's pretty interesting.
Does anyone else notice HOW CONFUSED the internal lists are? I get calls from Flag regarding clear, letters from ASHO about OTIII, verification calls from other orgs on where I am on the bridge, etc. (I was on OT7 for many many years up until recently)? This is especially funny to me since I see so many companies with streamlined mailing lists and call in programs. I've even helped companies put in applications to support customer service, etc. and it is not that hard of a problem to get straight.
I just figured out why that is!! The PR flap internally would be enormous if they did consolidate the list of active members and they totaled it up and it only came to 40-50,000 people total. My conclusion is that they have to keep the internal confusion going to absolutely baffle the staff so nobody can challenge the party line of massive expansion.
In terms of a financial problem, this is also huge. Does anyone else receive multiple mailings with different names, mailings from different continents, etc? I do, and I think it's a riot that so much money is wasted. I get probably 5 pieces a day on average to my family.
I also see that my local Org has an overall org list of over 10-15000, (and that is just people who have purchased major services) and yet can't get more than 200-300 people to any event. (most of them are relatives of the staff) It definately shows that the 10 million total number is way wrong.
Anyway, just a funny thought. Maybe someone will take this as a RICO issue since they are promoting their fraud over state lines, and/or mail fraud (or at least nusiance).