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Dear John Sweeney, Here is one of the written training routine that was used by that Scientologist to incite you during BBC Panorama's Scientology show. He would have trained and drilled this for many tens of hours before his confrontation with you. There is more than just this but we will take them one at a time. FYIL TRs = Training RoutineS, PRO = Public Relations Officer

                    B O A R D   T E C H N I C A L   B U L L E T I N

                                  OF 10 DECEMBER 1969
                             REISSUED AS BTB 21 JUNE 1975

                           HCO Bulletin of 10 DECEMBER 1969
                                      SAME TITLE

Not for distribution


                                     REPORTER TRS

1.   Answering non loaded questions

Purpose:  To train a PRO to answer such questions with confidence and
simplicity, as are often asked by reporters.  EG., What is Scientology
(R)? What's Clear, OT?  How does an E-Meter work?

Method:  The PRO and 'reporter' sit across a table facing each other. The
'reporter' asks the questions and the PRO must answer, without a long
communication lag and in a way which readily communicates to the
reporter. The drill is coached as in the TRs.

The drill is passed when the PRO is confident he can answer the basic
questions asked about Scientology.

2.   No Answer

Purpose:  To train a PRO to give a 'no answer' to questions he has no
wish to answer directly.

Method:  To begin with the reporter reading the questions asked LRH by
'The Sun' reporter Victor Chapple - and the PRO reads LRH's answers.
This is just to accustom him to the idea of 'no answer'.

Then using different questions, the PRO gives 'no answers'.  The trick is
to appear to answer the question by giving generalized statements in
simple terms so that the reporter doesn't realize his question hasn't
been answered.

The PRO should be completely causative over the communication and end it
with certainty, so that the reporter gets this and goes on to the next

3.   Non sequitur events

Purpose:  To enable a PRO to practice getting his "message" across and
tag it on to any current event.  Also a preparation for the day when our
PROs will be asked to comment on current events.

Method:  One person has a newspaper in front of him and reads out a
headline (and perhaps a line or two of the story if necessary for the
PRO's understanding of it).  Ask the PRO what comment he would like to
make on it. The PRO should comment briefly and lead from this into his

The drill is passed when the PRO can tack a message on to virtually any
event, smoothly and with reality.

4.   Handling a suppressive T.V. interviewer

Purpose:  To train a PRO to get his message across in spite of the
'interviewer', in the few short minutes usually available on television.
This is so that .... million people have no doubts after the programme
what the Scientologist stands for and what he is against.

Method:  The PRO and interviewer face each other and the interviewer asks
questions.  The PRO attaches his message in varying forms to as many
answers as possible.  If the interviewer is SP he must be introverted as
in the hat write up, and then the PRO has his "say".  The interview has
been successful when the PRO has got his message across to his

5.   Handling an SP

     a)  By overwhelm

Purpose:  To train a PRO to be able to establish Ethics presence over an
SP reporter if the occasion arises, by such things as shouting, banging,
pointing, swearing.  To do this completely causatively until the poor
reporter is 'caved in'.

Method:  The reporter and PRO sit across a table facing each other and
the reporter asks SP questions.  The PRO overwhelms without judgement in
answer to the SP question until he does it with reality, causativeness
and the overwhelm really reaches the reporter.  TR 1 is a part of this
drill - there is no point saying the words if they don't reach the other

     b)  By being knowingly covertly hostile

Purpose:  To train the PRO to handle an SP reporter by word alone without
the use of force as in (a).  He uses the word as a rapier and plunges it
in at the reporter, so that the reporter introverts and drops the

Method:  The PRO and reporter sit across a table and the reporter asks SP
type questions.

The PRO observes what would be a button in relation to the question asked
and throws this back with good TR 1 so that it reaches home.  If the
reporter is introverted the PRO is successful.  If the reporter persists
with the same question the PRO should not re-press the same button - it
obviously didn't work.  He should drop it and use another one.  If the
PRO cannot think of a snide reply the reporter should just say "flunk,
you haven't handled me. Start" - or some such remark - but should not
tell the PRO what to say. When the confusion has come off the PRO will
be able to handle and have a big win.

The drill is completed when the PRO is willing to create a cave in with
an accurate snide remark, question or statement.

     c)  By stalling for time

Purpose:  To train a PRO to maintain his confront and composure when
given some SP sensational news by a reporter, of which he has no prior

Method:  The reporter asks the PRO for his comments on an entheta
situation involving a Scientologist.

The PRO maintains his ethics presence and duplicates the reporter's nasty
angle to his satisfaction.  He then stalls for time and gets the
reporter to wait a few minutes or hours or so (whatever is necessary)
while he checks his facts.

The drill is passed when the PRO is confident that he could not be taken
off guard by a reporter by being presented by an unknown situation.

     d)  By handling the reporter in front of you (verbal Karate)

Purpose:  To train a PRO to handle the reporter in front of him, with
judgement in present time.

Method:  The PRO and the reporter sit across a table facing each other.
The PRO is asked a miscellany of questions.  If it is a genuine
question, he can answer it, if possible tacking his message on to the
reply.  If the question puts him the least bit at effect, he takes this
flow and turns it towards the reporter with an even greater velocity.
He does this either by a snide remark, question or comment, or by
physical overwhelm, whichever seems the right action to establish ethics

He should never allow himself to be put at effect, and should not
tolerate it even for an instant, but immediately attack back.

The drill is passed when the PRO no longer uses a machine or method to
handle the reporter - but he is totally there, confident and handling.

_Comment_  If your student experiences difficulty on these TRs one of two
things are out: a) Scientology TRs 0 - IV are not flat or b) he slipped
through a previous Reporter TR without a weakness or button on him being
found and flattened.

_History_  These drills have been evolved by PRO WW to train anyone on a
gradient scale to handle any situation a reporter could pose.  They are
based on the HCOP/L 3.2.69 Public Image which states "Don't defend Scn,
attack bad conditions and bad hats!"

                                              By Sheila Gaiman

                                              From the hat write up of

                                              David Gaiman
                                              PR Chief WW

                                              Reissued as BTB by
                                              Flag Mission 1234 I/C
                                              CPO Andrea Lewis

                                              for the
Copyright (c) 1969, 1975                      BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF THE
by L. Ron Hubbard                             CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY

Yes, but unless you see this, you might even believe the man was crazy?

And that is the point.

They create a false Totem - The outburst, and selectively (propaganda - lies), repetitively (hypnosis) try to make all kinds of claims, including 'religious persecution' and the evils of psychiatry.

but you were never supposed to see this.

And they demonize psychiatry because psychiatrists and psychologists know these techniques. Perhaps more of us should gain a familiarity with Dr. Joost Meerloo. We have spend considerable effort bringing his out of print writings to the net. HERE

Please pass this on to news your blogs and posts elsewhere, and don't forget, to write your congressmen and us senators LINK, ask that this fraud be taken down now, so that the written plan to entrap a 65 year old father of 4, Keith Henson, in fake charges in a riverside court can be found, so he might be set free... just like Paulette Cooper was vindicated when the plan to frame her for a bomb threat was discovered in the same raid the released the document I posted above, which was the largest domestic spying case in US history.. US vs Mary Sue Hubbard

And be SURE to sign THIS petition regarding Keith Henson discussed in this thread on Something Awful Forums

And thank you for taking the time to learn just how manipulative and deceptive Scientology really is.

And don't feel bad, John, even though I was one of them for ten years, they did the same thing to me, a few years ago.