The Watchtower and Northlands Casino

[Original publication date: March 3, 2004; submitted by “Sebastian”]

horse-racingIf you are a Jehovah’s Witness, do you think the Watchtower Society believes that people are not going to discover who their business partners and associates are throughout the world? Could this be a reason why the Watchtower strongly discouraged the use of the internet for so many years? Are they afraid their members might find out about the Watchtower’s worldly associations and investments?

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Here is a good example: Lets go to a “Casino” page on Expedia.com and look for the name “Northlands.”
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More Reports on 2000 Annual Meeting & Legal Adjustments

[Original publication date: October 9, 2000]

More details of the Watch Tower Society’s 2000 Annual Meeting

This week was an outstanding one, marked by some rather historic changes. You may already have heard some general comments (or rumors) about it, but I thought that at least I could outline some details or particulars, especially since so many points were read off quickly at the annual meeting that the heads of most were spinning.

Old Watchtower HQ

As you know, for many decades the Governing Body was equated with the 7 directors of the Watch Tower Society (Pennsylvania corporation). Then in 1972 the Governing Body was expanded. But the directors remained all from the anointed and part of the GB. Now, however, things were changing. At talks on Saturday it was pointed out that the two groups (directors and GB)were not to be equated, and the Governing Body could exist without the other “legal society” even existing. At the private business meeting this time all 7 directors resigned, and the members of the corporation (337 in number) replaced them with 7 brothers of the “Other Sheep.” The new directors are:
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Sex Criminal Out of Hospital

[Original publication date: March 1, 2004]

Convicted sex predator Cary Verse was released Thursday from Atascadero State Hospital in San Luis Obispo County, hospital sources said, but his whereabouts and the location of his new home were unknown.

cary-verse-jw-2Cary Verse, 33, a Jehovah’s Witness who has a history of sex crimes, has previously indicated that he would like to live in Martinez to be close to a place of worship for his faith. But a Martinez rental fell through last year after a landlord backed down.

Verse was convicted and sentenced in Contra Costa County, but he may not necessarily be freed there, authorities said.

Contra Costa Superior Court Judge John Minney ordered details of Verse’s new home sealed for fear of stirring up public outcry that would prevent him from settling in.
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