Witnesses knocking on $375M bldg. sale

There are 20 comments on the Jul 7, 2013, New York Post story titled Witnesses knocking on $375M bldg. sale. In it, New York Post reports that:

In what may be the largest real estate deal this year in Brooklyn, Jared Kushner's Kushner Cos., Aby Rosen's RFR Holdings and a third company are in contract to purchase a portfolio of Dumbo properties from the Jehovah's Witnesses for $375 million, The Post has learned.

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UNchained

Loudon, TN

#2 Jul 8, 2013
"The transition to private ownership is expected to be a boon for the neighborhood and a financial plus, as the buildings move onto the tax rolls and employees pay taxes on salaries, bringing in millions of new dollars to City Hall."

It's about time.

After 86 years of putting up with freeloaders at 117 Adams Street, Brooklyn is finally going to get some responsible and honest tenants.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#3 Jul 8, 2013
What are they going to do with that 375 Million? Save it for after Armageddon? I wonder if they ever thought about putting it to good use in helping those of their faith that are in bad need of financial help? Or putting it into a food pantry? What will they do with it?
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

#4 Jul 8, 2013
i agree unchained. it will be great for that area to rebuild and have people move in who pay taxes and work as the other families in the area.
Serious Questioner

Derby, UK

#5 Jul 8, 2013
The Real Karen wrote:
What are they going to do with that 375 Million? Save it for after Armageddon? I wonder if they ever thought about putting it to good use in helping those of their faith that are in bad need of financial help? Or putting it into a food pantry? What will they do with it?
they'll probably use it to pay off a few sexual abuse victims out of court, and apart from that, they'll bank it. I assume that this was rhetorical question?

I wonder if they ever thought about putting it to good use in helping those of their faith that are in bad need of financial help?

It would be almost inspiring to think they'd do that, but of course it's completely unrealistic. The thought won't even enter their heads, and if anyone in the org suggested it, they'd laugh at him.

SQ
True Christian witness

Bartlesville, OK

#6 Jul 8, 2013
Try as some people do, to make Jehovah's witnesses look bad or corrupt, does not work when the truth is all religions are tax exempt in the U.S.

Jehovah's witnesses do pay taxes on property and income and gladly accept any benefits the U.S. gives its model citizens.

It is the ex-Jehovah's witnesses who love to paint the witnesses as wanting, because they are outside and can't get back in . Hebrews 10:26

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#7 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
Try as some people do, to make Jehovah's witnesses look bad or corrupt, does not work when the truth is all religions are tax exempt in the U.S.
Jehovah's witnesses do pay taxes on property and income and gladly accept any benefits the U.S. gives its model citizens.
It is the ex-Jehovah's witnesses who love to paint the witnesses as wanting, because they are outside and can't get back in . Hebrews 10:26
LOL, like your religion does not try to make other religions look bad? They do it constantly, especially to the Catholic faith.

If regular JWs didn't pay their taxes, they would lose their homes, and that is exactly what is happening to many of them right now due to the economy. Why not put some of that 375 million into helping them? What would be so very wrong with doing that? I know you wont answer this because you have no answer. But I bet they hide most of that money so Ms Conti cant get it.

Believe me, if I wanted to go back, I could, I have not been DFED as some have been. All it would take is for me to walk in, smile at them and pick up a watchtower and follow along.
What excuse does the GB aka F&DS use for bad mouthing every other religion in the world?
True Christian witness

Bartlesville, OK

#8 Jul 8, 2013
People who leave Jehovah's tent of protection, disfellowship themselves, they are not of our sort.

You are mistaken to think you can get back in, no one is able to love Jehovah God unless they are obedient to the requirements of Jesus or the Law of Christ. It is Jehovah God who draws individuals back into his fold, not Jesus.

You tread on the blood of Christ, when you become apostate as you are.
2Peter 2:20-22

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#9 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
People who leave Jehovah's tent of protection, disfellowship themselves, they are not of our sort.
You are mistaken to think you can get back in, no one is able to love Jehovah God unless they are obedient to the requirements of Jesus or the Law of Christ. It is Jehovah God who draws individuals back into his fold, not Jesus.
You tread on the blood of Christ, when you become apostate as you are.
2Peter 2:20-22
Didn't take you long to jump on the apostate band wagon did it? The longer you are a JW the more you act like they do, showing no love and thinking you know it all.

What you don't understand is, YOU NOR YOUR LEADERS can keep Jehovah or Jesus away from me. I have a personal relationship with the Lord and he is always with me. I left a religion, I did not leave Jehovah or Jesus.

It is you who treads on the blood of Christ every single time you go to the Memorial and allow them to pass you by. You have allowed MEN to take away your Jesus, and your relationship with Him. Pray for the Holy Spirit to show you the right way, and that is by Jesus himself.
Serious Questioner

Derby, UK

#10 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
People who leave Jehovah's tent of protection, disfellowship themselves, they are not of our sort.
You are mistaken to think you can get back in, no one is able to love Jehovah God unless they are obedient to the requirements of Jesus or the Law of Christ. It is Jehovah God who draws individuals back into his fold, not Jesus.
You tread on the blood of Christ, when you become apostate as you are.
2Peter 2:20-22
You're right, thankfully I am no longer "of your sort".

I no longer have to sit with child abusers - a guy in the kh I went to got 8 years for abusing his kids -, parents who eat their kids for making the slightest noise, I no longer have to shun people I like just because they disagree with me, I don't have to report what I do on the watchtower's behalf, knocking on doors, etc.

Yeah, I'd love to be back doing those things....not.

I'm born again now, and have a REAL relationship with God, not the pseudo-faith I had in the org. You should try it, then you'd know what it really means to be a True Christian.

SQ

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#11 Jul 8, 2013
The Real Karen wrote:
What are they going to do with that 375 Million? Save it for after Armageddon? I wonder if they ever thought about putting it to good use in helping those of their faith that are in bad need of financial help? Or putting it into a food pantry? What will they do with it?
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. Not likely.. It's a business transaction... meaning you sell one property and use that money to buy another... One does wonder..as they continue to cut down on their printing..( A one page leaflet at the Summer assembly..Woo hoo.. what exactly do they need a new home base for???? To maintain a fasade?? and take in the so called donations that the KH's send in.. How are they any different then the TV evangelists that that they've pointed fingers at over the years..??
Stan

Colorado Springs, CO

#12 Jul 8, 2013
The Real Karen wrote:
What are they going to do with that 375 Million?
I'm sure they have tidy little accounts hidden away for the leaders and their attorneys in case their religion falls down around them.

With the lack of growth and lack of funding coming in, they have to see the writing on the wall. And since all they have ever done with their lives is live off of others, they have to protect their future well-being.
UNchained

Loudon, TN

#13 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
Try as some people do, to make Jehovah's witnesses look bad or corrupt, does not work when the truth is all religions are tax exempt in the U.S.
Jehovah's witnesses do pay taxes on property and income and gladly accept any benefits the U.S. gives its model citizens.
It is the ex-Jehovah's witnesses who love to paint the witnesses as wanting, because they are outside and can't get back in . Hebrews 10:26
Try to explain this stuff away, sport...

http://www.watchtowernews.org/tacomapark.htm

http://www.jwfacts.com/images/united-nations-...
jace

Clinton, MD

#14 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
because they are outside and can't get back in . Hebrews 10:26
Who you kidding

all one has to do is attend some sales meeting for a few months and submit a request to management for ones's old sales position hawking wt books in the ""hood"
jace

Clinton, MD

#15 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
People who leave Jehovah's tent of protection
We all work with nonjw who know family and friends and even themselves
Have left one denomination or another

So when you tell a nonjw that JW equate leaving their denomination with Leaving God

You will always get a chuckle

With a "you joking right""
Dr shrink

Baltimore, MD

#16 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
Try as some people do, to make Jehovah's witnesses look bad or corrupt, does not work when the truth is all religions are tax exempt in the U.S.
Jehovah's witnesses do pay taxes on property and income and gladly accept any benefits the U.S. gives its model citizens.
It is the ex-Jehovah's witnesses who love to paint the witnesses as wanting, because they are outside and can't get back in . Hebrews 10:26
don't BS my friend,very soon your leaders sell Headquartes in Brooklyn(according to their Lies Brooklyn was chosen place predicted in Bible as holy JW place,
now they sell for milions and soon will dissapear from all of you little file and ranks idiots and cretins trusting them

Since: Sep 10

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#17 Jul 8, 2013
Serious Questioner wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right, thankfully I am no longer "of your sort".
I no longer have to sit with child abusers - a guy in the kh I went to got 8 years for abusing his kids -, parents who eat their kids for making the slightest noise, I no longer have to shun people I like just because they disagree with me, I don't have to report what I do on the watchtower's behalf, knocking on doors, etc.
Yeah, I'd love to be back doing those things....not.
I'm born again now, and have a REAL relationship with God, not the pseudo-faith I had in the org. You should try it, then you'd know what it really means to be a True Christian.
SQ
I am with you
I use to be past 33 years as JW- always argue about Bible'sending reports, services under man control,and love from outside,when someone needs really help,none of those JW was able to help them
NWT fake transaltion,preaching no according to jesus treachings

2006 after 32 years being JW,power of Holy Spirit push me out from my misionary service in germany to return to US,
and events after this move were unfolding quickly and miracously

born again was waken up second time,first time was overseas 1976, and now 2006 it was like I woke up to be free from bonds of man slavery gal 5;1( just depart from JW and stinck only to Bible
Born again by Spirit of Bible doesn't need any earthly church or slavery of man leaders and their lies

Born again stick only with Bible Gods Spiritual nourishment only for gods chosen children Eph 1;2-12.2;8-9 John 1;13.3;8-9

this beauty exist together with close lovely relationship with divine Father, in prayer you touch His hands,smell His steps, His Father love kissing you straight to your heart-new heart according to Ezek 36;24-28

we don;t need pseudo religions,pseudo organizations,sects called JW
or others,all what we need is to finish our journey and enter eternal home of OUR BELOVED SWEET FATHER AND OUR GOD?

33 years I was slave of satan and his agents called jw, and I fell very sorry for all those singles dear hearts JW misleaded by their tracherous leaders being under control of devil spirit

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#18 Jul 8, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
Try as some people do, to make Jehovah's witnesses look bad or corrupt, does not work when the truth is all religions are tax exempt in the U.S.
Jehovah's witnesses do pay taxes on property and income and gladly accept any benefits the U.S. gives its model citizens.
It is the ex-Jehovah's witnesses who love to paint the witnesses as wanting, because they are outside and can't get back in . Hebrews 10:26
.
. Any body that walked away... DOESN'T want to get back in...
UNchained

Loudon, TN

#19 Jul 9, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
Try as some people do, to make Jehovah's witnesses look bad or corrupt, does not work when the truth is all religions are tax exempt in the U.S.
Jehovah's witnesses do pay taxes on property and income and gladly accept any benefits the U.S. gives its model citizens.
It is the ex-Jehovah's witnesses who love to paint the witnesses as wanting, because they are outside and can't get back in . Hebrews 10:26
What makes you think that any former JW's want back into your cult?

Next time you attend a meeting look around and think about the people who used to be there with you and then ask yourself, "Why did they leave?"

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#21 Jul 9, 2013
Maravilla wrote:
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. Not likely.. It's a business transaction... meaning you sell one property and use that money to buy another... One does wonder..as they continue to cut down on their printing..( A one page leaflet at the Summer assembly..Woo hoo.. what exactly do they need a new home base for???? To maintain a fasade?? and take in the so called donations that the KH's send in.. How are they any different then the TV evangelists that that they've pointed fingers at over the years..??
They are no different than TV evangelist that they condemn, they just ask for money in different ways. But you know, it would not surprise me in the least if we don't see a TV program with them preaching in the future. If it brings in money, they will consider it. I never realized how much money they had until I left, they keep this part of the religion very hidden. I had no idea they even owned real estate! All of the things that a regular witness doesn't know about how things are run would probably shock us.

I have no idea why they need this new base, unless it is to more isolate themselves.

Since: Feb 07

RI

#22 Jul 9, 2013
The Real Karen wrote:
What are they going to do with that 375 Million? Save it for after Armageddon? I wonder if they ever thought about putting it to good use in helping those of their faith that are in bad need of financial help? Or putting it into a food pantry? What will they do with it?
Perhaps they'll do some redeorating in Patterson?

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