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Melbourne Org Site Auction Cancelled AGAIN!!!

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Guero, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Guero

    Guero Patron

    http://www.realestatesource.com.au/Victoria/Church-of-Scientology-Cancels-Auction.html

    Now what could be the hold up this time?
     
  2. Royal Prince Xenu

    Royal Prince Xenu Trust the Psi Corps.

    Since when has any org been able to stay in sync with the real world? Every "event" is a Hill 10*, being desperately arranged at the last minute. What's the surprise here?

    *If someone can explain the derivation of this term, I would be delighted.
     
  3. scooter

    scooter Gold Meritorious Patron

    The last news I heard was a few months ago and they needed a few million to reno the place

    AND a solution was needed for the lack of parking spaces.

    AND it was going to cost a fortune to heat it in winter.

    AND there was a problem with the plans

    AND

    :confused2:
     
  4. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Derivation. From what I remember, according to Hubbard it relates to the military designation of an important hill in a particular battle, and there was a schedule for the battle involving the home troops taking off from that point at a particular time. The only problem was that the planners had omitted to say - dunno if they knew it or not - that the hill happened to be held by the enemy at the time. So there was a godawful frantic effort to capture the hill in time in order to be able to leave from it on schedule.

    The news story is interesting for that reason also, as you mention. The CofS must have known weeks ahead of the scheduled auction that it wasn't going to happen. Did they bother to tell anyone? Nah. Who cares about a bunch of wogs?

    Paul
     
  5. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    Yes, they might have known ahead of time but, if my experience is anything to go by, there was probably a rather hefty CSW (usually a full binder or two) bouncing around in Up-lines Limbo waiting for an "OK to Sell" that was never going to come.
    The Premises Mission/Project i/c is probably still on life-support.
    There's no bureaucracy quite like an SO bureaucracy. :omg:
     
  6. Carmel

    Carmel Crusader

    How embarrassing for all concerned! What a bloody joke! :ohmy: (still shaking head)
     
  7. Guero

    Guero Patron

    Good lord, it'd be hilarious if it hadn't put so many other people out. I think this is the first time I've felt sorry for a real estate agent!

    I have to ask, why are they even bothering with this Ascot Vale site at all? Realistically, isn't the current Melb Org big enough? Every time I've passed it (and the one time I actually went inside) it's always looked quite sparse in terms of people.

    It's like having a Scout troop of twenty and then buying the MCG to house them, in my opinion.
     
  8. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    You're so right! :dieslaughing:

    I remember the CSW/book for the original purchase of that building bouncing back and forth! It's a wonder we moved in at all.
     
  9. Guero

    Guero Patron

    So I passed the Melb Org the other day and noticed that it still has a For Sale sign... Good luck to em...They'll need it!