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  1. Not in this one, I'm afraid; but I do have some ideas for a fourth book, set at the end of the 1000 Years. We don't know much, but I haven't ruled it out.
  2. Release Date: December 1st, 2018 (Synopsis and Contents Page to go up One Week earlier.)
  3. https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/LatestVideos/pub-jwb_201810_10_VIDEO
  4. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45812419
  5. It's going to spread outward to all Russian Allies. The real thing is China. They've made Islam illegal; and Christians in general are under enormous crackdowns. A lot of the Eastern Powers are pulling tighter together the last two years. The influence is strong. Also, Shannie; Its not my business; but please charge your phone.
  6. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/07/world/climate-change-new-ipcc-report-wxc/index.html It's all coming to a head. 10 Years, Maximum for the point of no return. Probably less.
  7. I don't know who Banksy is, but I like him.
  8. Thomas Walker

    Finland wants JW's in Army

    This week's Watchtower: "Do You Have The Facts?"
  9. I... am finding it near impossible to stay neutral in my head. I won't bother denying that. The world is just too satirical for me not to form a personal opinion. At this point, I'm focusing on preventing that from becoming a topic of conversation. Conversation is the closest form of 'position' that JW's can take with each other. That said, I've been watching interviews with Woodward on topics far beyond this book for a number of years now. Something that strikes me about him? Every word out of his mouth on every topic is fact-checkable. I've never heard him say "I've heard people say this or that", he's only ever said "There's no proof of this or that". This is the journalist that took down Nixon; and he was at the height of his career in the days before Twitter and 'Fake News'. Being 100% sure of his sources and informing the public is his religion; and in that brand of church he's more than a respected member; he's practically sacred. I feel safe in saying that whatever he's published in this book is almost certainly going to be fact. Which is why, speaking only for myself, I most assuredly will not be reading it. I feel certain that knowing more about what's going on in politics will not help me stay Neutral at all.
  10. I would like to call attention to the fact that they discussed how unusual it was for the Supreme Court to reverse a decision that quick. A lot of American law is based on precedent. For a Court as High as the Supreme Court to decide against the JW's 7 to 1, and within three years declare that they were flat out wrong, is no small miracle. This is a group of men who are not allowed to make mistakes. The Podcasts describes what a tectonic shift is required to make a reversal like that happen. In the case of Gay Marriage, it took thirty years. In the case of Civil Rights, it took a century to go from Ending Slavery to Ending Segregation. In the case of JW's being forced to show patriotism, it took less than five. The podcast attributes this to the sudden spike in persecution of a religious minority, as though the Supreme Court had 'given permission' to deal abuse. I think those of us here can attribute it somewhere else. 😏
  11. There have been a couple of monthly broadcasts dedicated to Special Meetings/Graduations. Maybe they'll do that with the Annual Meeting so that we can get it faster...
  12. Thomas Walker

    Needles in strawberries

    Copycats. Kids are going to the homegoods aisle and getting sewing needles, then wandering over to the produce section and sticking them in random fruit, just for fun. They caught one of the copycats yesterday. It's a 12 year old girl. Dump trucks full of fresh picked strawberries being dumped in landfill because someone decided to spend the day making others miserable. Coles and Woolies are the two unstoppable heavyweights in Australia, and they've finally had to raise prices because their 'competition' has driven most Aussie farmers to bankruptcy. That, combined with the worst drought in history...
  13. Ah. Suddenly the huge crackdown on China's underground churches makes more sense...
  14. Thomas Walker

    Crackdown on Christians in China

  15. https://www.businessinsider.com/china-burning-bibles-to-make-everyone-loyal-to-communist-party-report-2018-9/?utm_source=reddit.com&r=AU&IR=T It's moving East. From Russia, through China... Two of the biggest powers in the world.

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