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  1. On the other hand; Trump has been an employer of thousands of people, many of them doing humble jobs such as housekeeping. It wouldn't surprise me if he knows JW's are good employees, reliable and industrious. These are things employers know. He may eventually speak out on our behalf.
  2. Agreed. Although he had his marching orders, he had to feel a degree of embarrassment as a legal professional. I think of the boxer who will throw the fight. He still may have a need to show he could of won, if not bought-off.
  3. I was thinking the Brothers may go digital with our Yearbook, and discontinue the print version. Could this be it?
  4. And, as we tuck ourselves to bed tomorrow, with sweet dreams of another Memorial observance in the books, the trial resumes . . For some reason this conundrum reminds me of 2 Cor. 6:14 "What sharing does light have with darkness?" " They originate with the world; that is why they speak what originates with the world and the world listens to them" 1 John 4:14
  5. Good Grief !!! When will the subterfuge end ? At least the local brothers are now aware, and may ask the friends to arrive at 7:00 a.m. to fill those seats !
  6. Isn't is obvious to you, brother? He was quoting from your letter !!! Congratulations , you're 'On the Record'
  7. This helped me to see what their point of view is. Why are we a threat? Because they can't control us. Is there any risk? No. We don't even vote. Why ban us? Because we're a soft target, it will send the message they want sent. The Russian Orthodoxy can't handle competition, frankly.
  8. Possibly we could. Not support BTG, per se'. However, the issue before the court could very well apply to us too. In Latin, it's 'Amicus curiae', meaning 'Friend of the court'. Wikipedia says 'An amicus curiae is someone who is not a party to a case and is not solicited by a party, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on the case'.
  9. "He that ensures to the end . . ."
  10. Here's some more advice: Keep the post brief. (Not always easy). Most important though; when you get rebuffed, rebuked or misunderstood, DO NOT RESPOND. Lay low and watch as others come to your aid. It's the best response there is !
  11. I was thinking about Pharaoh as well. When Moses, as Jehovah's spokesman, told Pharaoh "This is what Jehovah the God of Israel says, 'Send my people away so that they may celebrate a festival to me in the wilderness". Today, the Governing Body, as Jehovah's spokesman, is saying to the Russian Federation "This is what Jehovah God says, 'Let my people go. To conventions. To meetings. Out in service. That they may celebrate the Truth in the final hours of the last days'.
  12. Although it's a forgone conclusion what this court will decide, the Watchtower still has the option of appealing ( to the very same court ). But, it just may buy enough time to celebrate the Memorial !
  13. I can't help but think this injustice / persecution will result in a surge in our activity worldwide on behalf of our dear friends in Russia. Perhaps a special campaign ?