indies and stats

2011 group photo 90 folks up from 48 in last years.  Number of people willing and able to travel from 19 states and 4 foreign countries (including France, UK, Australia and Canada) and manage to make it to the photo shoot.

Today also marks the Four Millionth visit to this site.

Current Alexa Blog Stats:

International Reach Ranking:

Scientology.org 98,035th

markrathbun.wordpress.com: 93,179th

US reach ranking:

Scientology.org 57,583rd

markrathbun.wordpress.com: 26,118th

On a few occasions over the past two years we have crossed graphs and surpassed Scientology.org and its 1,400 linking sites and Miscaviges millions spent on  enhancing its ranking (while we spend nothing).  However, we have exceeded their rankings almost continuously since mid April, right when their current, non stop daily insanities started being performed on our doorstep (The blue shirts first appeared on 17 April).

Dave’s latest PR coup on the blue shirt front appears in the early on-line edition of the Corpus Christi Caller Times:

http://www.caller.com/news/2011/jul/05/scientology-group-challenges-ingleside-on-the/

One stat Dave definitely has going straight up and vertical.  Rope production.

Oh, yeah – throughout this meltdown, we’ve been reversing Miscavige’s Black Dianetics on an average of two people per week.

110 responses to “indies and stats

  1. Is that Sarge up there standing behind/between Marty and Mosey? If so, Howdy, Sarge! If not, just Howdy.
    JM

  2. That is awesome guys! I want to go next year!!!

  3. It makes wish to come too. Maybe. Great, keep going I’m with you all the way.

  4. Michael Fairman

    Your photograph and comments are alive with theta.
    Congratulations to all on a successful and fun Independents Day blast.

    Hey you still in the Church who happen to be viewing these posts, watch out! You are in serious danger of being disenturbulated!

  5. That’s a bunch of healthy looking people right there ;)

  6. There are Texas State Laws about filming. The Texas Film Commission handles filming and operates based on existing state laws:

    http://governor.state.tx.us/film/production/laws_overview

    There are possibly state laws Ingleside could use to handle Squirrel Busters.

    1. Filming on Roads
    Texas Film Commission: http://governor.state.tx.us/film/production/laws_roads_filming/

    With very few exceptions, filming of public right-of-ways, whether or not traffic flow is restricted, must first be approved by the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Right-of-ways often extend past the road shoulder by several yards or more, so if you’re filming beside a road, and you’re not on private property, you’re probably on the right-of-way. As soon as you’ve identified your intended location, call the Texas Film Commission (512) 463-9200; we’ll put you in touch with the appropriate authorities.

    For street closures within a city, you’ll usually be working with the local film commission, the police chief or the police department’s public information officer. For county roads, your contact will be the local sheriff. For interstate highways, state highways and farm-to-market roads; filming requests are handled by the Texas Department of Transportation–call the Texas Film Commission for a referral to the appropriate district officer.

    It’s important to understand that any section of any road may be under the jurisdiction of up to three different agencies. It’s a common occurrence: an interstate highway passes through a city limit, or a city street is also an extension of a county road. In such cases, permission for filming must be obtained from each of the overseeing agencies.

    Most public officials who handle road closures have worked with filmmakers before, and are familiar with the process. They usually require at least two weeks notice. It’s possible to approve a request with a shorter lead time, but depending on the complexity of your request, the more notice you provide, the better your chances for approval.
    ******
    Employee or Independent Contractor?

    http://governor.state.tx.us/film/production/laws_contractors/

    Regarding hiring freelance film crew in Texas, Texas law considers crew members to be employees unless it can be shown that they are independent contractors. For details on the differences between contract labor vs. employee status, please see the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Web site or call the TWC’s Tax Department.

    You’ll find that, among other criteria, if an employer retains control of the worker’s hours and directs how the work should be done, the worker is likely to be deemed an employee. On the other hand, a preproduction location scout, hired to provide photos by a certain date, without employer control over what hours are worked, is likely to be an independent contractor.

    If you are using a payroll services provider, your provider can also guide you on employer/employee issues.

    Further Information
    For more information about contract labor, please contact:
    Texas Workforce Commission
    Tax Office
    (512) 463-2731
    http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/tax/forms/c8.pdf

    /////

  7. What a great looking bunch of folks! Glad you had a great time, and I am glad to know you all!

  8. Great! Glad to see you all are flourishing and prospering. It’s cool to see what one can do when not under the thumb of suppression.

    I, myself, asked for my repayments … right after I contacted the Treasury Secretary at my formerly friendly Org and asked how much I had on account and was told that I should have been receiving statements these last 5 years, and that they’d send me my PT statements right away. So, I waited three weeks for my statement, got nothing, and submitted my repayment request.

    I hope others get their money back, too, and spend it with you!

  9. THE COYOTE

    CALIFORNIA:

    The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature
    trail.

    A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the
    Governor.

    1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie
    “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural.

    2. He calls animal control . Animal Control captures the coyote
    and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

    3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and
    bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.

    4. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.

    5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game
    conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of
    dangerous animals.

    6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a
    “coyote awareness program” for residents of the area.

    7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better
    treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.

    8. The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the
    attack. The State spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training re: the nature of coyotes.

    9. PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit
    against the State.

    TEXAS:

    The Citizen of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature
    trail. A Coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.

    1. The Texan shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol and
    keeps jogging. The Texan has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point
    cartridge.

    2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.

    And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not.

  10. one of those who see

    Stats are up for the beautiful, free people! Love the picture. Thanks for posting!

  11. Great gathering, fantastic people, good food, lots of REAL communication. One thing that was interesting to me was how many people showed up, considering the amount of travel & arrangements needing to be made.

    Within the church people need to be called, corralled, pursued, made to feel guilty & ultimately coerced to come to an event. And during the course of it stand, clap, sit, clap in accordance of what is expected of them — typically on cue from the staff that have been previously drilled on doing so. The whole thing is a sham — and a pretty gross one at that.

    But this gathering was all about pure interest. People were there because they wanted to be there — so much different than the last several years in the church.

    I’m happy to have met everyone I did. It’s so nice to be able to genuinely be in ARC with others. Thank you…

  12. Looks like the group is getting bigger.

    That’s good! :-)

  13. Very impressive stats! And good to know too–thanks!

  14. In the words of the great modern philosopher Charles Sheen:
    “Winning!”

  15. GetTheConcept

    I just want to say that I had a great time with all of you and I am very happy to have met you and to have the opportunity to continue to communicate with you.

    The highlight for me was for about an hour or so on Sunday evening, what started out as a small question and answer session involving me, my wife Sindy, Christie and Mike Rinder, which turned into a huge “panel discussion” about the history of the church and things that happened, and viewpoints about how that history, along with what is happening now, predicts what will happen in the future. Many others who are very knowledgeable joined in the discussion. To name a few, there was Gary Morehead, Steve Hall, Sinar Parman. Who else? About 7 or 8 others. It was very educational and very enlightening. I was sitting in the midst of many great people, and learning. And Mike’s final validation of all staff and how it is that good people are very appreciated. And then Gary’s (Jackson’s) very inspiring viewpoint about standing up to be counted in this stand against DM’s regime.

    A moment I will never forget!

    Thanks to all.

    Sincerely,

    Dave Fagen

  16. What a great group. Glad all had a good time. Hope I can make it next year.
    In any event we’ll keep moving higher and raising the stats. Two new families have reached us locally this past week to join in the Indie group, having left the cult behind.
    Mark

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  18. Thanks for sharing the photo .A lot of happy faces, and a lot of happy and fruitiful comments. Reminds me when Indept first started early days back in 1980’s so on.

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