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I cannot understand why anyone needs to put this video up anyway. There is enough truthful information to put the GB in their place already. The GB have done enough and put enough wicked rules in place to show their true personalities.  They also show that they have no love for God or people, just a need to rule over others. A need to keep the true Anointed apart and to have Elders ruling as policemen to keep all the congregants quiet. 

Your GB are just men, men that have no true understanding of God's written word. Men that do not have God guidance or God's holy spirit. They have proved that so many times. So yes this video is pointless. True or untrue it matters not, it's just pointless.

BUT, it wasn't ALL of us they put this video up,  and it wasn't ALL of us that approved of it. BTK likes to lump me in with others. SM likes to lump me in with others. And probably other people like to lump me in with others. Why ? Because it makes them feel good and it makes them feel secure. If they call all 'opponents' 'apostates' and whatever other name they wish to use, as one, it helps them to deal with people that tell the truth about the JW organisation. I can fully understand how they get hurt and how they are made to see the wickedness within the JW Org. But they don't wish to be shown. They only wish to serve their GB and it's Org. 

But whereas all JW's are JW's, not all of us that seek truth and make truth known about the JW Org are 'one'. We are all individuals and we have different ways of doing things and different priorities. So JW's may call any of us anything that please them. But remember that if you slander any of us, if you tell lies about any of us, then you place yourself in opposition to God. Treat me as a man of the nations or a Tax collector maybe ? But I have one advantage above those. I have been part of JW Org, I know how it works, I know the power that the Elders hold over congregants. Maybe i have only experienced it in Southern England, but the Org is the Org earthwide. Same GB, same rules, Elders have same power over congregants. 

Actually if the man did have a drink I could fully understand that he needs it. :) He will have much to face from humans and from God in the future. 

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:42 PM, Melinda Mills said:

Here is a picture of it:

Thank You, Melinda. It proves what my mother thought of in the ‘60s about money being worthless and thrown in the street became a reality. It’s too bad that skeptics think it’s funny to see people suffer in Valenzuela due to their dictator and his worthless money. I can relate also with the “fact” Valero a Venezuelan oil subsidiary was overtaken by Circle K.

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“This is a genuine photograph of worthless money dumped in the gutter of a Venezuelan street. However, the accompanying caption presents an oversimplification of the series of events that led to this currency’s worthlessness and it’s discarding by Venezuelan residents.

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Since oil is the primary factor for Valenzuela, it is going to get worse.

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The same thing can be side about a ridiculous video. Of course, the video was spliced to only show the relevant parts the video taker wanted people to see. It’s ironic that his actions of attempting not to be seen by Morris taking the video show you what local ordinances there might be to hide and take such video without consent. Nevertheless. What is in the basket is NOT what’s in the counter.

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I personally do not trust a Brother who does not drink alcohol.

He may be COMPLETELY and absolutely trustworthy, as most are ... but I have found that alcohol makes a person more uninhibited, and it is then that their CURRENT "true colors" are more likely to be shown.

To be fair ... I have scared off quite a few people when I drink.

It saves BOTH of us a lot of wasted time and effort.

It's a "sword that cuts both ways".

( I no longer drink alcohol because it interferes with my heart medications ... but I am STILL a Grumpy Old Man.)

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This picture reminds me of the Drug dealers in the hood. Especially when aluminum foil is involved. I guess certain witnesses advocate for pushing drugs in the world’s society to make a joke of it, somehow. We’ll never know if Jesus meant cleansing god’s House would result in such flair.

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6 hours ago, Outta Here said:

Quite the contrary. This makes him even more interesting! You can knock my door any time Bro.Morris!

Believe it or not (well you probably will believe it) on a certain ex-jw forum there are over 40 pages of discussion over this video already! I only read a  few, but as True Tom would say, they are in an absolute frenzy over this (actually TTH would use a different word). It's kind of sad, post a video of a man buying several bottles of Scotch, and it gets analyzed to kingdom come.....

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7 minutes ago, Anna said:

Believe it or not (well you probably will believe it) on a certain ex-jw forum there are over 40 pages of discussion over this video already! I only read a  few, but as True Tom would say, they are in an absolute frenzy over this (actually TTH would use a different word). It's kind of sad, post a video of a man buying several bottles of Scotch, and it gets analyzed to kingdom come.....

That is most definitely, absolute frenzy. Witnessing hypocrisy in action is probably a big part of it.    

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4 hours ago, BillyTheKid46 said:

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Thanks for including this link. No one should minimize the real problems in Venezuela, but many of the particular pictures are being distributed by persons who are trying to create a lie, and then hoping they will be further redistributed (as planned) by people who don't know it is based on a lie. Here's what your source (snopes) said:

The money shown lying in the gutter in this picture is Venezuela’s old currency, the Bolívar Fuerte, which was replaced by a new form of currency, the Bolivar Soberano, in August 2018. When the Bolivar Soberano was introduced, Bolívar Fuerte currency in amounts less than 1,000 ceased to be legal tender, and Bolivar Fuerte currency in all amounts was completely withdrawn on 5 December 2018. Hence the discarded money seen here was literally worthless not because it had no value, because it had been completely replaced by a newer currency and was no longer legal tender.

It reminds me of the plot of the comedy

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when the Bank of England is about to move from the British Pound to the Euro and the bank is shipping the old money from banks for destruction and replacement. (Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen the move, and want to, the following hidden paragraph may spoil it for you.)

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In the movie, a robbery results in bundles of these British Pounds being thrown from a train where one bundle is found by kids. Ultimately, the old currency will have no value at all when the replacement currency in the UK becomes the Euro. As Wikipedia says: "The story takes place in the weeks leading up to

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—an event publicised as '€ Day'."

This has actually happened to large amounts of currency in several countries, including the United States in the 1860s, the Deutschmark in Germany in the 1940's. On a similar note, thousands of dollars of older paper bills are destroyed by the Federal Reserve daily to keep newer currencies in circulation.

Similar to Venezuela,

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in recent decades (unrelated to socialism) and replaced many paper currencies one right after another:

Hyperinflation in Brazil was a fourteen-year period of

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It coincided with the period of economic crisis and political turmoil triggered by the
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in the country in the late-1980s/early 1990s.

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in 1994 which proved to be a stable currency.

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Anglo-Saxon era
The pound was a unit of currency as early as 775AD in Anglo-Saxon England, equivalent to 1 pound weight of silver. This was a vast fortune in the 8th century.

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Athelstan, the first King of England adopted sterling as the first national currency. He set up mints around the country to supply the growing nation.

One pound could buy you 15 cows.

.... an F-35 U.S. Fighter plane currently costs 100 Million Dollars.

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46 minutes ago, JW Insider said:

Hmmm. That might explain why that Chipotle burrito inside the foil was making me feel funny.

Too bad, we can't zoom in to see the burrito is actually a bean burrito, just like the scotch that isn't scotch in the counter when Morris is paying. Too bad some people just can't accept forensics. lol! 😁

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That would actually be true if you hadn’t missed a few steps to make your argument viable. There are many factors that can be said about why Valenzuela’s currency faltered. Mainly because Valenzuela depends heavily on oil trade.

You seem to forget, Valenzuela dictator before Maduro, Hugo Chavez kicked out all western refineries that in essence belonged to American interest.

The money change has little to do if there is no backing of that money in oil. The same argument can be said when Mexico was faltering with their currency. From 10 Pesos, became 10,000 Pesos overnight. That factor was due to oil. Pemex was not producing.

They supposedly fixed the problem by introducing a new currency. The Nuevo Pesos. Instead of it being the old currency, 20,000 Pesos, it became 20 Nuevo pesos. The difference, the Mexican Peso didn’t lose its outright value, they just exchanged it for the new one. When people visit Mexico and pay with Mexican currency, they are still paying in the thousand range. That hasn't changed. What changed was the impression of the value in the Mexican currency.

Therefore, you should read SNOPES again and a little closer, since the direct effect on Valenzuela money is due to its dictatorship, not just oil. Maduro has made the country’s currency worthless. Therefore, it’s dishonest to stipulate that currency on the street is there because it was not interchangeable.

The same thing can be said about Iraq’s currency under Saddam Hussein. Worthless paperback that was quickly traded for, new script.

However, now that Queen Esther has changed the theme to include anything else, let’s look into the politics of Valenzuela that has become an interest to some here.

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21 minutes ago, BillyTheKid46 said:

Too bad, we can't zoom in to see the burrito is actually a bean burrito . . . Too bad some people just can't accept forensics. lol! 😁

Perhaps you can't zoom in, but I still can. Let me know if you want the rest. I can send it to you and you can perform forensics to your heart's content.

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Sorry to disappoint you again Allen. On the original picture, you can still zoom in and see a couple grains of rice. Of course, past experience tells me that even this evidence might still not be enough for you. "A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still."

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6 hours ago, BillyTheKid46 said:

Therefore, you should read SNOPES again and a little closer, since the direct effect on Valenzuela money is due to its dictatorship, not just oil. Maduro has made the country’s currency worthless. Therefore, it’s dishonest to stipulate that currency on the street is there because it was not interchangeable.

The Snopes article got a little closer to the truth. It is worded in an unclear way, but I don't think it was being dishonest when it stipulated the following: "Hence the discarded money seen here was literally worthless not because it had no value, because it had been completely replaced by a newer currency and was no longer legal tender."

The article did admit that there were many factors, including Maduro. Part of it was definitely the lower oil prices (which hurt Saudi Arabia, too) and Maduro's optimistic claims in spite of outside interference. But most of it was sanctions that cut off Venezuela's ability to efficiently sell their oil.

Unfortunately, Snopes left off some of the most important factors that became more obvious from undercover work, undercover videos, and recorded, published interviews with officials who have understood the factors that proved that much of the problem was intentionally aggravated by outside economic sabotage against Chavez and Maduro. The recent test of loyalties in Venezuela by the United States showed that a majority (even if a small majority) of people in Venezuela still preferred Maduro over Guaido. Otherwise the US would have been happy to send "5,000 troops to the Colombian border," and have Brazil readied to support a possible invasion from that border. The US often uses "humanitarian aid" as a ruse to provide weapons to an opposition party, while bragging about how the sanctions will produce a humanitarian crisis of hunger, sabotage of infrastructure etc. U.S.Aid and other "white hat" programs have been caught red-handed in such regime change attempts in many other places. Trump admitted in a couple tweets and a speech in Miami that he wanted their oil.

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The oil sanctions that U.S. President Donald Trump levied on Venezuela Monday represent Washington’s strongest effort yet to oust embattled leader Nicolás Maduro by starving his regime of funds. . . . The oil sanctions that U.S. President Donald Trump levied on Venezuela Monday represent Washington’s strongest effort yet to oust embattled leader Nicolás Maduro by starving his regime of funds. . . . Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a

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. He said oil sanctions would be lifted if PDVSA, the state-owned oil company, were to pass control to Guaidó . . . . The U.S. measures, while stopping short of a full embargo on Venezuelan exports, are still a potentially devastating double whammy. They prohibit refiners in the United States, which imported about 580,000 barrels a day of Venezuelan oil over the last year, from buying any more crude from PDVSA. . . . The U.S. measures, which cap a steady, yearslong escalation of financial pressure on Maduro and his inner circle, sparked an angry response in Caracas. . . .[others] warned that Washington would have to be held responsible for inflicting more economic pain on a country already suffering food shortages, mass migration, and disease outbreaks.

This post will be moved to a more appropriate topic, but I thought it was interesting enough to post here for a bit.

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I find it funny how far off topic all this rubbish is AND I got told off for using the word 'hood' 

Quote @BillyTheKid46 This picture reminds me of the Drug dealers in the hood.   

@Space Merchant and the young boy, where are you both. Forum police. :) :) :) 

As for @James Thomas Rook Jr.quote " I personally do not trust a Brother who does not drink alcohol. "

" but I have found that alcohol makes a person more uninhibited, and it is then that their CURRENT "true colors" are more likely to be shown. "

If people need alcohol to speak the truth that is a bad thing.   And in my humble opinion if a person has consumed alcohol it means that they cannot face either the truth or life itself. 

Why would a happy person need alcohol ? Why would a contented person need alcohol ? 

Why would a sensible person waste money on alcohol ? 

And of course some pretend they don't actually 'need' alcohol but that it's just 'nice to drink' :) Um ..... 

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1 hour ago, JOHN BUTLER said:

And of course some pretend they don't actually 'need' alcohol but that it's just 'nice to drink' :) Um ..... 

I don’t drink anymore, you know.

(Of course, I don’t drink any less, either.)

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9 hours ago, JW Insider said:

Sorry to disappoint you again Allen. On the original picture, you can still zoom in and see a couple grains of rice. Of course, past experience tells me that even this evidence might still not be enough for you. "A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion stil

Sorry to disappoint TTH, don’t use another picture to enhance your falsehood

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8 hours ago, JW Insider said:

The Snopes article got a little closer to the truth. It is worded in an unclear way, but I don't think it was being dishonest when it stipulated the following: "Hence the discarded money seen here was literally worthless not because it had no value, because it had been completely replaced by a newer currency and was no longer legal tender."

That's just the opinion of some, especially when they are disperately trying to favor their original comment. I don't recall when Iraq's money was thrown away when script was changed. I don't recall when the Mexican's threw their old money away when they started using their new money. I don't recall American's throwing their old currency after new currency is printed. I believe the banks make the exchange.

Therefore, TTH, your view doesn't hold water on why the money is on the street. However, I don't care why the money is on the street. What was fasinating to me, My mother pointed it out to me in the '60s as a devout JW that would happen, and it sure the hell did. There is no photoshop on that. It's not a tale.

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On 4/8/2019 at 12:39 PM, Melinda Mills said:

(Ezekiel 7:19) 19 “‘They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will become abhorrent to them. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury

What is important about this text has nothing to do with money losing it's value either through obsolescence or inflation. It is more about the fact that Jehovah cannot be bought.

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