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  4. La versión acerca de que el cantante murió hace años y a quien vemos es un doble fue retomada y se ofrecieron nuevos detalles Luis Miguel ha estado desde hace semanas envuelto en una nueva historia sobre su supuesta muerte Después de que la vidente Deseret Tavares asegurara que Luis Miguel murió hace años y a quien vemos ahora es un doble, la historia de supuesta muerte ha recobrado fuerza y nuevos detalles del asunto circulan. El periodista Jorge Carbajal, el mismo que asegura ha visto a Juan Gabriel, habló, hace más de medio año, en un video de YouTube acerca de la supuesta muerte del cantante mexicano. Esta semana retomó el asunto y ofreció más información de la increíble historia sobre "El Sol". Carbajal aseguró que en los años 90, cuando el presidente de México era Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Luis Miguel inició un romance con Cecilia, la hija del mandatario. Hace unas semanas la vidente Deseret Tavares dijo que Luis Miguel murió hace años (Foto: Instagram) Según esta versión, el presidente nunca estuvo de acuerdo en la relación entre su hija y el cantante, de quien se decía que consumía drogas. Cecilia habría invitado al cantante a una fiesta en Los Pinos, que hasta hace unos meses era la residencia que habitaban los presidentes de México y ahora está abierta al público. Resulta que llega el momento en el que ya la fiesta estaba en su clímax … Fue tanto el exceso de cosas que hubo que a Luis Miguel le empezó a dar un dolor en el pecho, empezó a sentir que se ahogaba ... Lo sacaron a tomar aire y de repente dio el 'azotón' horrible. … Cuando cae, se reúne la gente y dan órdenes que saquen a toda la gente", explicó Carbajal. De acuerdo con el relato, el cantante nunca reaccionó y un médico anunció su deceso. Para evitar un escándalo mayor, el presidente ordenó que se cavara un agujero cerca del asta bandera en Los Pinos y ahí fue enterrado. Carbajal dijo que desde ese momento un doble suplió a "El Sol". Luis MIguel sigue siendo tema de historias y leyendas urbanas (Foto: Especial) Deseret Tavares dijo que Luis Miguel murió hace 15 o 18 años por órdenes de un hombre poderoso "presidente o gobernador". Según la vidente, el cantante fue asesinado, su cuerpo sepultado y después lo sacaron para depositarlo cerca de un lugar con agua. También dijo que hay dos mujeres involucradas en la muerte. Durante su visita al programa "Hoy", de la tv mexicana, Deseret fue cuestionada por Jorge "El Burro" Van Rankin, para quien resulta increíble la historia de que Luis Miguel haya muerto, pues son amigos desde hace décadas y él no ha notado ningún cambio en el intérprete. Deseret ha dicho que una de las pruebas de que el Luis Miguel que vemos no es el verdadero es el hecho de que haya accedido a contar la historia de su vida para un programa de tv, pues siempre fue muy reservado.
  5. Our Amazing Creator Jehovah God! 🐙🦑🦞🦀🐡🐠🐟🐢🐳🐋🦈🐙 47EB0116-49F9-4823-B532-F0880FDB3146.mp4
  6. There might have been one group that was missed. The presumption of an active member that acquiesce to the tune of false and misleading information. It’s always the quiet ones that are overlooked, even though they are the most dangerous when it comes to wisdom. James 1:26 I have looked for this Allen Smith that is being mentioned here. Once by Witness and once by JWinsider. Is this a punchline or an inside joke? I guess when we go into Walmart, The manager gives us an account on their daily operation, and they mention what the corporate members are saying. This is indeed a new light, can we say it is with wisdom? It is true that some Bethel members defy scripture with gossip, does this bring new light or just another way of saying it’s a personal opinion on how I see things. Exodus 23:1, 2 Corinthians 12:20 I think the irony here would be that some say it is important to understand Raymond’s thoughts about the goings-on inside Bethel, yet some here find it necessary to develop a JW only section to keep personal thoughts secret. This is indeed amazing how people think without discernment enough to say, what would be the difference? Ephesians 4:29
  7. TrueTomHarley

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    You can get around that problem by being internally consistent.
  8. true, but these are contradicting statements
  9. JOHN BUTLER

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    Well some books are plain facts, statistics. Then there is God's word, inspired from God's viewpoint. Then there are JW books which the writer's pretend to be 'guided' by God's Holy Spirit. So, i think there are different types. It's funny how you guys love to shorten my sentences though, when you semi quote me. That complete sentence had a meaning which you have deliberately removed. But then it seems to be the way of JW's to misquote people, or to only quote half of something so that it loses its true meaning. Takes me back to Srecko's findings when he researched a Watchtower misquote. What a sly way to mislead people.
  10. TrueTomHarley

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    Do you know of any other kind?
  11. TrueTomHarley

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    When they distributed food items at the Assembly Hall, I was placed in charge of the crew. A popular item was “a pasta salad.” I must have rechristened it a hundred times as “an apostasy salad” - long before I ever heard of The Librarian, and perhaps even the Internet.
  12. That book gave me nightmares as a child.
  13. JOHN BUTLER

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    Quote "There are at least six chapters on the topic" As i said 'However being a writer i expect you will concoct some excuses'. And it's only books, which anyone could write from their own viewpoint, if they wanted to cheapen the subject. There is only one book or collection of writings that has / have any importance, and they were not written by you TTH.
  14. Matthew9969

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    I'm not particularly fond of pizza anymore and stopped eating it, would that make me an apizstate?
  15. TrueTomHarley

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    There are at least six chapters on the topic. Failing to acquiesce to your point of view is not a crime, particularly when you repeatedly point out that you are but a simple man with limited education, and that many things are over your head, and that (the obvious upshot) you really don’t understand anything about anything at all, but you do know what you like and don’t like and you want your rants to carry the day.
  16. Very funny and interesting owl finches birdies... hehe Thank you my dear sister🌹💚🌹
  17. Witnesses are instructed that if a person does not make progress then don't waste time on them. It is that simple. They don't teach 'about the Bible' anyway, they teach JW views and interpretation of the Bible.
  18. Srecko Sostar

    JW Dress Rules

    They said how here in Croatia is origin of tie (kravata - Croata, Cravate - in English, from French word Cravates for Croatian people ) typical scarves worn by Croatian cavalrymen, an accessory which became the ubiquitous necktie of today...
  19. If I accept a Bible study, do I have to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses? No. Jehovah’s Witnesses love teaching people about the Bible, but we never force anyone to become a member of our religion. Rather, we respectfully present what the Bible says, recognizing that each person has the right to choose what he or she will believe.—1 Peter 3:15. vs https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/LatestVideos/pub-ism_2_VIDEO So in the video example, these two guys stop studying with the guy because he won't come to meetings and take steps to become a jw? Makes you wonder which of these two, presented by the wt, is actually true? I believe the later is most true. They need converts and since the cart work is sooooo busy, although I've never seen anyone at those carts who weren't jw's already, they must have people knocking down the doors for study and have to turn away those who just are not progressing.
  20. Srecko Sostar

    JW Dress Rules

    Perhaps TTH connecting concentration camp's dress fashion, the very modest one, as dress without any sexual elements and call for fantasy, with this topic?? :)))))
  21. Kathy Meyer

    Menstrual Disorder

    Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-holding-red-hot-compress-1415554/ Menstrual Disorder Some women get through their monthly periods easily with few or no concerns. Their periods come like clockwork, starting and stopping at nearly the same time every month, causing little more than a minor inconvenience. However, other women experience a host of physical and/or emotional symptoms just before and during menstruation. From heavy bleeding and missed periods to unmanageable mood swings, these symptoms may disrupt a woman's life in major ways. However, Menstrual Disorders is an issue that is common at recent times. It has alternative names such as Dysmenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Amenorrhea, and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. Amenorrhea or Absence of menstruation is a disorder which occurs when a girl does not begin to menstruate at the age of 16. Secondary Amenorrhea occurs when periods that are normally frequent suddenly stop for like 3 months. Dysmenorrhea or Painful periods which is one of the most common issues is known as either Primary or Secondary Dysmenorrhea. Painful periods are cramps felt at the lower belly and it could range from mild to extremely severe pains, and this could be really uncomfortable. Oligomenorrhea or Light or infrequent menstruation (refers to menstrual periods that occur more than 35 days apart. It usually is no cause for alarm except if periods occur more than 3 months apart. Heavy bleeding also known as Menorrhagia includes prolonged menstrual periods or excessive bleeding. During the heavy bleeding also known as Menorrhagia, Daisy Menstrual Cup will help you on this period, it is a small, flexible cup which made of silicone or latex rubber. Menstrual cups are bell-shaped cups made of silicone or rubber. When you fold one and insert it into your vagina, it pops open and forms a seal against the walls of the vagina. Menstrual fluid is then trapped in the cup until you remove it for emptying. Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, it catches and collects it. Just before your period begins, tightly fold the menstrual cup and insert it like a tampon without an applicator. Used correctly, so you shouldn’t feel it inside of you. It’s similar to putting a diaphragm or birth control ring in place. Daisy Menstrual cup is safe to use. As with any period care product, it is absolutely necessary to keep it clean, don’t leave it in too long and to use a trusted brand. For years, women have used either tampons or pads to collect blood and protect clothing during their periods. But a menstrual cup provides women with an alternative to these traditional methods. Some are long-lasting and reusable, while others are disposable. The cup actually collects the menstrual flow rather than absorbing it as tampons or pads do, so it helps to shorten your menstrual period. There are women also claimed that by using the cup, the menstrual cramps was lessened since the cup gives resistance against vaginal muscle and it creates mild under pressure inside which is it helps the uterus expel the menstrual fluids. However, some cups are designed for long-term use even years providing significant cost savings over tampons and pads. Since you can reuse them, there’s less waste to clog up our landfills and fewer trees sacrificed to make the paper-based alternatives. Though, some cups are designed to be disposable. Make sure you read the box label carefully before buying if you want a reusable one. By, using it you won’t have to worry about embarrassing menstrual odor wafting out at the most inopportune times since the fluid doesn’t get exposed to air as it does with pads and tampons. The Vaginal pH and beneficial bacteria stay in place. Tampon Alternative absorb all your vaginal fluid along with the blood, which may disturb the delicate pH and bacterial balance in your vagina. Unlike tampons, menstrual cups don’t dry the vagina. This preserves the healthy bacteria that protect you from vaginal infections. In addition, Menstrual cups are not associated with toxic shock syndrome (TSS), which is a rare, life-threatening condition linked to tampon use. Menstrual cups don’t contain chemicals found in tampons and pads, such as bleach and dioxin. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some dioxins are known to cause cancer in humans. Hence, Menstrual Cycles are often bringing about a variety of uncomfortable symptoms leading up to your period. Premenstrual Syndrome or (PMS) encompasses the common issues, such as mild cramping and fatigue but the symptoms usually go away when your period begins. However, more serious menstrual problems may occur. Menstruation that is too heavy or too light or the complete absence of a cycle may suggest that there are other issues that are contributing to an abnormal menstrual cycle. Remember that a normal menstrual cycle means something different for every woman. A cycle that is regular for you may be abnormal for someone else. It is important to stay tune with your body and talk to your doctor if you notice any significant changes to your menstrual cycle.
  22. JOHN BUTLER

    TrueTom vs the Apostates!

    Just cheap advertising for your books then. No feelings for God nor humans. But there is no defence for Child Abuse and / or hiding pedophiles in the JW Org. However being a writer i expect you will concoct some excuses.
  23. A former Witness who departed for atheism expressed amazement that her former faith, oddball and backwater in her revisionist eyes, would become front & center on the world stage. Yet it has happened with Jehovah’s Witnesses, in both Russia and the West, for completely separate reasons. “Therefore settle it in your hearts not to rehearse beforehand how to make your defense...”. Luke 21:14 Actually I did rehearse a little. For the book ‘Dear Mr. Putin - Jehovah’s Witnesses Write Russia,’ I rehearsed it here, and I am grateful to both @admin and @The Librarian (the old hen) for providing the forum that made it possible...a forum in which ‘heroes’ and ‘villains’ freely intermingle. A writer needs more than a muse. He also needs a ‘villain,’ and here there are many. I never dreamed that a second book would come out of the forum, but come out it did (aided by Twitter). The title is even inspired by The Librarian (a fine woman), even though I was initially aggravated that she should assign me to head up that so-named thread, ‘TrueTom vs the Apostates’...I mean, it’s not as though I went out of my way to pick fights with these characters. All is forgiven now, and I have the sense...a big deal for someone who pretends to be a writer...of ‘bringing my gift to the altar’....defending the faith against attacks in Russia, and now in the West: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/917311 No cheap shots. No one disrespected. No patronizing. No ‘You’ll be sorrys.’ No one called a liar. As good a behavior as can be expected from a PIMI amidst many POMOs. Both ebooks are free.
  24. Double-barred finches, sometimes referred to as Owl finches because of the dark ring of feathers around the face. Thank you Jehovah God for all creatures great and small, the work of your hands bring joy to man! As their name suggests, owl finches look like little owls with their distinctive markings. These are curious and social little birds. Photo of an owl finchThe owl finch a grass finch, also known as the Bicheno finch or the double-barred finch, is a lively addition to a community aviary and a good bird for the novice who may not have a lot of experience with birds. In terms of coloration, the owl finch can’t compete with another popular Australian citizen, the Gouldian, or even the common zebra finch, but its distinctive markings and social disposition give it a character all its own. It stands between 3 and 4 inches in length, and has two distinct black bars above and below a whitish-beige chest, one bar circling the underpart of the “chin,” and the other rounding the bird’s underside. The wings are brown with white speckles, and the “face mask” is white. The beak is gray and the eye is black. There is one subspecies, the black-rumped owl finch, which has, obviously, a black rump. Because of crosses with the nominate owl finch (which has a white rump), the rumps on some birds may be blotchy — not quite black, not quite white. The visual difference between the sexes is so slight, even owl finch experts have a difficult time telling the males from the females. The males are said to have thicker bands and a whiter chest, though this is not always consistent. Males do have a soft, sweet song and females do not, so separating birds and listening for the song is one way of determining gender. Native Region / Natural Habitat The owl finch is native habitat is Australia, particularly the woodlands, grasslands, and scrublands, though they can also be found in city parks as well. They travel in groups numbering four to 40, and are active flyers. Care & Feeding The owl finch needs generous housing, and does best in a larger space. An aviary is great, one that’s full of branches and safe foliage. They will get along with most other Australian and Old World finches, as well as canaries, but they don’t like to be crowded. Because they are closely related to the zebra finch, these two species may successfully interbreed, resulting in “mules,” birds which can’t reproduce. This is highly discouraged among the bird community. In an aviary or large cage, it’s essential to keep at least three pairs of owl finches if there is to be more than one pair. Four owl finches may fight and compete with one another, whereas six birds will be more peaceable. This is true for many commonly kept bird species, especially if they are true pairs. Owl finches will set up a nest in just about anything. They prefer a covered woven nest to a nest box. The males love to build nests and seek out new nesting sites. Nesting material is essential — short, clean string or long, soft grasses are best. Coconut fiber is okay if it’s cut into smaller pieces. Remember that a finch can become tangled in long nesting material, or can catch a toe in a woven basket nest and not be able to get out. These birds bond for life. The female will usually lay between three and six eggs, though more is not uncommon. The babies hatch out at about two weeks and look like zebra finch babies, a duller version of their parents. They molt into their adult feathers by about four months of age. The chicks will generally leave the nest when they are three weeks old, but stay with the parents until they are thirty to 35 days old. If the parents have gone back to nest and have eggs, they may become aggressive with the babies, so it’s best to move them to another cage at that time. Owl finches can breed at 6 months of age, but it’s best to wait at least nine months to a year to breed them. This gives the owner a chance to get them into prime breeding condition, which is done though a varied and healthy diet and enough light and exercise. Owl finches are generally good parents, but some can be a little too carefree with their sitting habits, or can toss the occasional baby out of the nest. It’s convenient to have other similarly sized finches nesting at the same time, such as zebra and society finches, who will generally willingly foster the eggs or babies. Owls that are good parents will also foster other species as well. Owl finches that are housed indoors will appreciate as large of a cage as possible, at least 2 by 3 feet, longer and wider rather than taller. These birds are small, but they’re active. Females can become egg-bound if they don’t get enough exercise. Because they can succumb easily to cold temperatures, this finch must be kept in temperatures no lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, though they prefer to be warmer. They do not like drafts, and can’t handle prolonged periods of direct sunlight unless they have a cooler shady spot where they can retreat. The owl finch should be fed a good-quality seed and pellet-based diet, such as Lafeber’s Premium Daily Diet specifically designed for finches, along with egg food, a mineral grit, and charcoal. They will also appreciate nestling food, as well as packaged easy-to-make soft foods for birds. A cuttlebone should also be available as a source of calcium. Owl finches relish grubs or small mealworms, and can have two to four per bird per day. Nesting owl finches and those feeding babies should have live food available as a protein source. These birds hunt insects in the wild, so it’s a natural food for them. If these are not available, another protein source can be used, such as well-cooked hard boiled egg crumbled into a separate cup. Finches Love to eat: Premium Daily Diet Lafeber food for Finches Personality & Behavior Owl finches are active little bids and curious, too. They will come check anything new added to their aviary or flight cage. Speech & Sound Owl finches do not sing as much as zebra finches. Male owl finches emit a soft repetitive as a soft repetitive song which they raise their neck and start attempting around 3 months of age. Hens are not mute they do make a “meep” sound. They do not sing as often as say Zebras or Societies but can be noticed if you observe them on a regular basis. Health & Common Conditions Finches can be prone to air-sac mite infection, especially when overly stressed. This is a serious medical condition that warrants immediately veterinary care. Finches can also be susceptible to scaly face (a condition caused by a mite that presents as white, scaly areas around the beak/eyes, as well as the legs), which also warrants a call to the vet. Finches can also have overgrown nails or beaks, which should be addressed by an experienced bird groomer or vet. Get an Owl Finch Owl finches are not as widely available as zebra finches, society finches and Gouldian finches, but they can be found for sale from a bird breeder who specializes in finches, as well as some pet stores. https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/species/owl-finch/
  25. “Now when they heard these things, they acquiesced, and they glorified God, saying: “Well, then, God has granted repentance for the purpose of life to people of the nations also.” (Acts 11:18) “When he would not be dissuaded, we acquiesced with the words: “Let the will of Jehovah take place.” (Acts 21:14) Sometimes a guy just has to acquiesce. There’s not enough acquiescing goin on here. When I wrote ‘TrueTom vs the Apostates’ I could have gone one of two ways: ‘apostates’ who remained believers and those who went atheistic. I went the latter - the only group I could get my head around. The former produces nothing more than ineffectual islands, so far as I can tell. It’s fine not to acquiesce if you want to give up on God. But you must if you don’t want to give up on him.
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      The Miracle of a Eagle 🦅 that Soars. 43D8D8AE-08C9-4DE6-897C-0FC2BBB02413.MP4
    • La versión acerca de que el cantante murió hace años y a quien vemos es un doble fue retomada y se ofrecieron nuevos detalles   Luis Miguel ha estado desde hace semanas envuelto en una nueva historia sobre su supuesta muerte   Después de que la vidente Deseret Tavares asegurara que Luis Miguel murió hace años y a quien vemos ahora es un doble, la historia de supuesta muerte ha recobrado fuerza y nuevos detalles del asunto circulan. El periodista Jorge Carbajal, el mismo que asegura ha visto a Juan Gabriel, habló, hace más de medio año, en un video de YouTube acerca de la supuesta muerte del cantante mexicano. Esta semana retomó el asunto y ofreció más información de la increíble historia sobre "El Sol". Carbajal aseguró que en los años 90, cuando el presidente de México era Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Luis Miguel inició un romance con Cecilia, la hija del mandatario. Hace unas semanas la vidente Deseret Tavares dijo que Luis Miguel murió hace años (Foto: Instagram) Según esta versión, el presidente nunca estuvo de acuerdo en la relación entre su hija y el cantante, de quien se decía que consumía drogas. Cecilia habría invitado al cantante a una fiesta en Los Pinos, que hasta hace unos meses era la residencia que habitaban los presidentes de México y ahora está abierta al público. Resulta que llega el momento en el que ya la fiesta estaba en su clímax … Fue tanto el exceso de cosas que hubo que a Luis Miguel le empezó a dar un dolor en el pecho, empezó a sentir que se ahogaba ... Lo sacaron a tomar aire y de repente dio el 'azotón' horrible. … Cuando cae, se reúne la gente y dan órdenes que saquen a toda la gente", explicó Carbajal. De acuerdo con el relato, el cantante nunca reaccionó y un médico anunció su deceso. Para evitar un escándalo mayor, el presidente ordenó que se cavara un agujero cerca del asta bandera en Los Pinos y ahí fue enterrado. Carbajal dijo que desde ese momento un doble suplió a "El Sol". Luis MIguel sigue siendo tema de historias y leyendas urbanas (Foto: Especial) Deseret Tavares dijo que Luis Miguel murió hace 15 o 18 años por órdenes de un hombre poderoso "presidente o gobernador". Según la vidente, el cantante fue asesinado, su cuerpo sepultado y después lo sacaron para depositarlo cerca de un lugar con agua. También dijo que hay dos mujeres involucradas en la muerte. Durante su visita al programa "Hoy", de la tv mexicana, Deseret fue cuestionada por Jorge "El Burro" Van Rankin, para quien resulta increíble la historia de que Luis Miguel haya muerto, pues son amigos desde hace décadas y él no ha notado ningún cambio en el intérprete. Deseret ha dicho que una de las pruebas de que el Luis Miguel que vemos no es el verdadero es el hecho de que haya accedido a contar la historia de su vida para un programa de tv, pues siempre fue muy reservado.    
    • Our Amazing Creator Jehovah God! 
      🐙🦑🦞🦀🐡🐠🐟🐢🐳🐋🦈🐙 47EB0116-49F9-4823-B532-F0880FDB3146.mp4
    • There might have been one group that was missed. The presumption of an active member that acquiesce to the tune of false and misleading information. It’s always the quiet ones that are overlooked, even though they are the most dangerous when it comes to wisdom. James 1:26 I have looked for this Allen Smith that is being mentioned here. Once by Witness and once by JWinsider. Is this a punchline or an inside joke? I guess when we go into Walmart, The manager gives us an account on their daily operation, and they mention what the corporate members are saying. This is indeed a new light, can we say it is with wisdom? It is true that some Bethel members defy scripture with gossip, does this bring new light or just another way of saying it’s a personal opinion on how I see things. Exodus 23:1,  2 Corinthians 12:20 I think the irony here would be that some say it is important to understand Raymond’s thoughts about the goings-on inside Bethel, yet some here find it necessary to develop a JW only section to keep personal thoughts secret. This is indeed amazing how people think without discernment enough to say, what would be the difference? Ephesians 4:29
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