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Project Chanology in the Nation's Capital

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November 8, 2008
IAS Awards Ceremony

In DC, the November global raid coincided with the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) awards ceremony at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Woodley Park.  Thus this raid would follow a little bit different pattern than most Anonymous raids.  Since the Scilons were leaving the Org for an event, so were we.

However, if we had followed the original plan, this raid would have been an epic fail.  The permit had us raiding at Sheridan Circle for a while, and then raiding the hotel from near the Woodley Park-Zoo station.  However, sensing a bad plan with the permit, we broke out and did our own thing.  We started at the Org, and then walked up to the Wardman Park hotel just in time to get the crowd going in.  There, at the Wardman Park, is where we did most of our enturbulating this time around, and while our crowd was a bit smaller than at most raids, we had WAY more fun.

This was supposed to have been our first daytime raid following our temporary switch to nighttime raiding, but with the Scilons’ event being the same day as our raid, this raid became a nighttime event.  I also put the zentai away for the winter starting with this raid, and thus went in a simple Guy Fawkes mask.


Raiding at the Org just as the sun started to set.

Raiding at the Org just as the sun started to set.


Guarding the chalk messages.  Scientology is quick to hose off our chalked messages, and so a few people decided to guard the message and prevent them from hosing it off right away.

Guarding the chalk messages.  Scientology is quick to hose off our chalked messages, and so a few people decided to guard the message and prevent them from hosing it off right away.


Welcome to the Marriott Wardman Park!  Welcome to the Marriott Wardman Park!

Welcome to the Marriott Wardman Park!


 


Enturbulating "Borat" (the guy at left, so nicknamed because he bears a strong resemblance to Borat) and another gentleman holding signs to direct other Scilons to the event.

Enturbulating “Borat” (the guy at left, so nicknamed because he bears a strong resemblance to Borat) and another gentleman holding signs to direct other Scilons to the event.


JB takes a moment to work on a sign.

JB takes a moment to work on a sign.


Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard and another gentleman enter the Wardman Park.  With Sylvia holding her hands behind her back like that, it reminded me of the perp walk.  Perhaps one day various Scientology officials will be doing the perp walk for real?

Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard and another gentleman enter the Wardman Park.  With Sylvia holding her hands behind her back like that, it reminded me of the perp walk.  Perhaps one day various Scientology officials will be doing the perp walk for real?


As you can see, we were a spirited bunch outside the Wardman Park, and this raid was definitely a win.

As you can see, we were a spirited bunch outside the Wardman Park, and this raid was definitely a win.


December 13, 2008
Snow White Christmas

In December, the global raid in DC returned to the Org, and took on a Christmas theme.  The name is a play on Operation Snow White, a project by the Church of Scientology to purge records on Scientology and founder L. Ron Hubbard that the church viewed as unfavorable from 136 government agencies, foreign embassies and consulates, as well as private organizations critical of Scientology, across more than 30 countries.  The operation was described on Wikipedia as, “the single largest infiltration of the United States government in history with up to 5,000 covert agents.”

This was our first daytime raid since July, though now we were raiding from 1 PM to 5 PM rather than the previous 11 AM to 3 PM.  And as always, we had a blast.  We had music, dancing, a “Fail Santa”, a baby Raptor Jesus, and of course, we made sure to enturbulate the Scilons.  All in all, I’d say that we ended 2008 with a bang, as we pulled off one of the more fun raids of the year.


Tastee holds baby Raptor Jesus in his arms.

Tastee holds baby Raptor Jesus in his arms.


Sharing a mistletoe moment.

Sharing a mistletoe moment.

Sharing a mistletoe moment.


And what goes well with Christmas?  Gingerbread houses!  This was our gingerbread Scientology Org, or as we called it, the "Fail Org".

And what goes well with Christmas?  Gingerbread houses!  This was our gingerbread Scientology Org, or as we called it, the “Fail Org”.


Fail Santa gets dressed...  Fail Santa gets dressed...

Fail Santa gets dressed…

Fail Santa gets dressed...



MaidofWin and JB chalk the sidewalk.  This message would ultimately spell out XENU.NET.

MaidofWin and JB chalk the sidewalk.  This message would ultimately spell out XENU.NET.


Raptor Jesus holds a sign saying, "They lie to you", with an arrow pointing at the Org.

Raptor Jesus holds a sign saying, “They lie to you”, with an arrow pointing at the Org.


During our raid, a moving van was parked in front of the Org.  Were the Scilons leaving town for good?  Unfortunately, no.  One can hope, though...

During our raid, a moving van was parked in front of the Org.  Were the Scilons leaving town for good?  Unfortunately, no.  One can hope, though…


Fail Santa poses for a photo with Raptor Jesus.

Fail Santa poses for a photo with Raptor Jesus.


John McNonymous dressed in a white suit and held sign saying, "According to Scientology, 'There was no Christ,'" attributed to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.  The sign also quotes a 1958 lecture where Hubbard stated that, "we differ enormously from the Christian statements ... so therefore the Christian religion cannot possibly be true."

John McNonymous dressed in a white suit and held sign saying, “According to Scientology, ‘There was no Christ,'” attributed to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.  The sign also quotes a 1958 lecture where Hubbard stated that, “we differ enormously from the Christian statements … so therefore the Christian religion cannot possibly be true.”


One Anon went as a Christmas tree.  However, I think be more closely resembles Super Zeo Zord V from Power Rangers Zeo.

One Anon went as a Christmas tree.  However, I think be more closely resembles Super Zeo Zord V from Power Rangers Zeo.


“Tom Cruise” is down for the count!


Anonymous dancing!


 

 


Posing for a photo while sitting on Fail Santa's lap.

Posing for a photo while sitting on Fail Santa’s lap.


The cake was Christmas-themed, and very festive.  And quite tasty, too!

The cake was Christmas-themed, and very festive.  And quite tasty, too!


Destroying the gingerbread Org on the sidewalk in front of the Founding Org.

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