In case anyone's living under a rock lately, Scientology critic Shawn Lonsdale died recently in what is being called an 'apparent suicide.' It is unclear whether there was room for Co$ involvement, but the circumstances were sketchy -- he died in his home after a hose had been pushed into a window and attached to his car exhaust, similar to how Quentin Hubbard, L. Ron's homosexual son, died. This is, to say the least, an unusual and inefficient way to commit suicide.
If indeed this was technically suicide, it is fair to say that the harassment he suffered at the hands of Scientology likely contributed to the state of mind he was in at the time of his death. Also, given that he lived in Clearwater, whether or not the police department is capable of an investigation not colored by the interests of the Co$ is up for debate, and many posters on enturbulation have been working on the Tampa area media and their FBI branch office.
At any rate, Shawn made many excellent contributions to our cause, and it is a shame that he is gone now, when progress is finally picking up speed. My condolences go out to his surviving friends and relatives.
Whether or not it was intended as such by the Co$, let this be a wake up call concerning what can happen to critics who devote themselves to exposing the Church. If you become prominent and non-Anonymous, you are subject to Fair Game.
Personally, just in case of the rare and absolutely terrifying consequence of dying under suspicious circumstances, I am writing an anti-suicide note and saving it to my desktop and leaving copies in various other places and in the hands of loved ones, so that anything that happens to me will not be presumed a suicide. After all, I appeared on the news in only sunglasses, was quoted in the paper, and my name is known by a few who are aware of my involvement. Though it is very unlikely, I just want my bases covered.
All my love, to Anonymous and to Shawn,