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James Thomas Rook Jr.

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  1. Whistleblowers, if honest, should actually FACE their accused .... it is a right all accused people have as a natural right. Because the accused has a right to face his accuser and answer charges, face to face, the whistleblower has NO RIGHT to anonymity.
  2. Every time I hear any counsel against "running ahead", I think ... running ahead of what ... or who? It's important that we differentiate from "running ahead" of the words of the Bible, which results in "old light", touted as "new light" ... until "newer light" comes out, of which many of us old-timers have seen so much of that it seems like a disco lounge strobe light. I think running ahead of the pontifical pronouncements of the WTB&TS management is quite a different issue than running ahead of Jehovah God, or completely unambiguous scripture. But ... it seems to me, as individuals, that if you are in the race for life, which should be secondary to serving Jehovah God just because he is worthy of service, and obedience, and honor .... that it's better to be ahead of the race, instead of behind the race. Why not as an organization? Because If we as individuals are wrong, only we "pay the price" of being wrong, and have to bear the consequences.\ If we as an organization are wrong, we as individuals STILL have to pay the full price for being wrong .... times 8 million people ... and the perpetrators pay NO PRICE WHATSOEVER. Everybody knows that in a horse race ... ONE of the horses is going to win. Which one, makes all the difference in the world. A three legged horse with motivation, spunk, desire and the best behaved horse in the whole pack of runners may be all of that and more ... but for sane people, that is not the way to bet. There is also the issue of intellectual integrity ... but that is another topic. In over a hundred and five years of recorded experience of watching "OUR" horse run ... what track record do we have to use as a basis for credibility? For core truths discerned ... arguably about 95%. For mountains of drivel, false prophesies, bogus types and anti-types, and silliness and pronouncements that defy all common sense, perhaps somewhere around 85%, with 15% having real value, or at a minimum, even making some form of common sense. And of course, being obviously flat WRONG, when simple human common sense could have avoided that. SO ... basically the WTB&TS position is that THEY can run ahead all they want, and if we do not believe what they come up with, we can be disfellowshipped and have our and our family's lives ruined ...... but if WE run ahead we can ALSO be disfellowshipped and have our and our family's lives ruined. .... and no matter what they do ... no matter how egregious ... the money keeps rolling in, and they NEVER apologize for anything.
  3. To prove my previous point .... please give an example of any evidence YOU SEE, that I am insane. You have over 5,000 of my previous posts to use as a solid example. Be a sport .... make your case.
  4. divergenceKO: I think you are a windbag of Graf Zepplin proportions. Why? Because you accuse others of "going against scriptures" ... without EVER giving an example. Actually, it is YOUR opinions that have no value, because without backup ... they are ONLY your opinions, which have even LESS than normal credence, because of your opinions that people that oppose YOUR viewpoint are "nobodys". You may want to look up the term "Narcissistic Personality Derangement" for some insight as to how you present yourself to everybody else. Anybody that disagrees with me on this (except you, as your opinions are not worth considering), please speak up and defend divergenceKO from my observation.
  5. divergenceKO: I think you are a windbag of Graf Zepplin proportions. Why? Because you accuse others of "going against scriptures" ... without EVER giving an example. Actually, it is YOUR opinions that have no value, because without backup ... they are ONLY your opinions, which have even LESS than normal credence, because of your opinions that people that oppose YOUR viewpoint are "nobodys". You may want to look up the term "Narcissistic Personality Derangement" for some insight as to how you present yourself to everybody else. Anybody that disagrees with me on this (except you, as your opinions are not worth considering), please speak up and defend divergenceKO from my observation.
  6. Here is the "Rosetta Stone" of American politics. Hillary Kills Weinstein Story.wmv
  7. Agreed; Watching "mainstream news" is like being stabbed by an angry clown while drowning in a septic tank.
  8. I have found that if one is inclined to be gobsmacked, to always wear the same color shirt (or blouse ..) as your toothpaste. I has the added advantage of always being minty fresh, and you NEVER have to change it.
  9. I used to be involved in "out of town" adventures, and I told my family that if I was captured and held for ransom, that it was NOT to be paid. Not even a single penny. We ALL die, and there are NO exceptions ... but you can't let the bad guys win.
  10. ....Someone might even make the case that Josef Stalin did as well as could be expected with a large, ignorant, undisciplined peasant nation.
  11. The reason the United States has many more prisoners than other countrues is that FREEDOM is allowed for people that have not grown up enough to handle it. Also ... we count the WHOLE person. In other countries they count less because of missing hands, and sometimes even missing heads. You probably don't need to imprison a thief that has had both hands cut off. And of course, public executions do tend to cut down on the repeat offenders, quite a bit.
  12. 12 hours ago Foreigner said: Man's Got To Know His Limitations.mp4
  13. Somehow, when I visualize being banned, I think of Roll-on Deodorant.

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