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About jwhess

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  1. In the 1950s and early 1960s, in the USA we used to have "tent cities" or "trailer (caravan) cities" near many of the large summer conventions. These often had bathroom facilities and running water available. Our family of 8 individuals was too big for a hotel room (and my father could not afford it), so we used a tent or trailer for every assembly that was more than a couple of hours away by car. I did not get to stay in a hotel room until I graduated from high school and I paid for it myself.
  2. It is strange that it always shows as English on my PC. I can access the JW-Russia site directly and Google will translate for me but this URL always shows up in English (with no pause for translation. funny....
  3. does this work in English for you? https://jw-russia.org/news/17040510-129.html
  4. The announcement is now up at the regular (USA) JW.ORG, I just checked. https://www.jw.org/en/whats-new/russian-supreme-court-rules-against-jehovahs-witnesses
  5. We can say that the "spin" is not physically producing the magnetism because the particle is too small (mass). To produce the observed reaction in a magnetic field, the amount of magnetism produced by rapidly rotating the particle would require rotational speeds in excess of the "speed of light". That is why the observed "spin" phenomena is labeled intrinsic. It is part of the objects nature and not produced by actions of the object. These observed forces "act" like spin or angular momentum but are not caused by the rotating abilities of the particle, they just are. Most of the study of sub-atomic physics is mathematics based. I clipped a small part out of a web report on this subject.
  6. The Roku has a USB port that supports a 'flash-drive'. I download all of my videos onto a USB flash-drive (thumb-drive) and then plug it into the side port on the Roku. You can watch videos, see photos and listen to audio files this way. You can even put them in folders to sort them.
  7. Depends on whether you live in Havana or not.
  8. We had the CO's visit this week. He had some great talks. Our Special Talk is next Sunday.
  9. When I was a kid, if you wanted to check a subject in some theological reference, you had to go to the Public Library, find the book or document and search it through (page-by-page). Now we want to tap a finger. Things have changed. My folks had "Strong's Concordance" and "Vine's Expository Dictionary" at home so that was as far as I usually went in research (plus the Watchtower indexes - or should that be indices?). My research today is a thousand times more detailed than anything I could have imagined 60 years ago. This is the "Good 'New' days.
  10. When I was younger, all of our big District and International Assemblies (yes we called them assemblies) had a rooming department. Many weeks before the assembly date, the brothers would canvass the neighborhoods looking for rooms to house the attendees. The last time that I shared in that type of lodging was the year after I was married, in 1971 in Jackson, Michigan (USA). The convention was held at an outdoor race-track. A nice older couple had guest rooms in their basement. They never said much to us after we first met them, but each night when we would return to their home, they would look up from the TV and say, "WE saw your meeting on the news tonight." Staying in the private homes of worldly people would be too much of a risk for them and us today. EDIT: a side point, my future wife and her parents and siblings were just starting to attend meetings. They traveled several hundred miles to attend an assembly in Buffalo. New York (middle 1960's). They followed another witness family who had five in their group. The rooming department had arranged a private home for them. When they finally got there, there was a mistake. The home-owner thought the request was for TWO people. He got TWO families. To say that it was crowded is an understatement (sleeping on the front porch, etc). Ah, the memories.
  11. Since prejudice is already a noun, adding “ism” to make it a noun seems redundant. It may be the person is trying to show the word to be “a practice, doctrine or ideology” instead of just a noun. It is used sometimes but it does not show in regular dictionaries. -ism Word Origin: (dictionary.com) a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it was used to form action nouns from verbs ( baptism); on this model, used as a productive suffix in the formation of nouns denoting action or practice, state or condition, principles, doctrines, a usage or characteristic,devotion or adherence, etc. ( criticism; barbarism; Darwinism;despotism; plagiarism; realism; witticism; intellectualism). Greek -ismos, -isma noun suffixes, often directly, often through Latin -ismus, -isma, sometimes through French -isme, German -ismus (allultimately < Gk) Prejudice: (dictionary.com) Noun 1.an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or withoutknowledge, thought, or reason. 2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable. Verb (used with object), prejudiced, prejudicing. to affect with a prejudice, either favorable or unfavorable: His honesty and sincerity prejudiced us in his favor. Related forms: prejudicedly, adverb prejudiceless, adjective
  12. My native American ancestors (Mohawk) would call him the little brother to the bear. I am, however, a chainsaw wielding wood burner.