No rational SANE person would crawl down into a transformer closet.

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From: Tommy <Tommy_Sp**>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 05:36:23 -0500

Lord High Commissioner wrote:

> This is pure unadulterated stupidity. No rational SANE person would
> crawl down into a transformer closet. Either she went into the closet
> on her own or the cult made her do it. Regardless - pure stupidity.
> It's a shame the cult degrades the ability to think rationally. This
> kind of thing does not need to happen. I hope her family take the cult
> to task for this.

When I first moved to Dallas, I worked for an Interconnect who had the contract to build a telephone switchroom for ACRCO headquarters in Plano. It was 20'X30' and had six four-ton A/Cs pouring cold air into it. The power for the A/C units and the tel switches came from a transformer room. The room was marked "High Voltage - DANGER" and "only electrical line technicians allowed in this area". The door was double locked, with one of the locks being a hex-key type. The one time I had to go in there I was escorted by the site electrical contractor. The hum was louder than you would imagine, and the air stank of ozone and hot oil. If I had not had to be there, I would never have gone in. I could feel the raw power on either side of the service aisle. It frightened me more than anything that I might ever do, unless I find myself looking into an open reactor pool and seeing the pretty blue light.

Bottom line - I KNEW I was in danger - the very air throbbed with it. It's not the kind of place you go into to search for ANYTHING you lost. I was working poor back then, and I believe that if I had lost my wallet in that room that day with every cent I had in it, I would have had to leave it behind. I cannot stress enough how frightening that room was. It was not like walking around in a room that just happened to have some big grey metal boxes in it - it was like navigating the pit of Hell. I cannot imagine why anyone with even three of their senses functioning would go in such a place.


L.Ron Hubbard on trying to get $cientology declared a religion for tax purposes:

"I await your reaction on the religion angle. In my opinion, we couldn't get worse public opinion than we have had or have less customers with what we've got to sell. A religious charter would be necessary in Pennsylvania or NJ to make it stick. But I sure could make it stick."

--- Best Regards,