Jehovah's Witness conventions help put millions into local economy

There are 20 comments on the Reading Eagle/Reading Times story from Sep 16, 2012, titled Jehovah's Witness conventions help put millions into local economy. In it, Reading Eagle/Reading Times reports that:

The Sovereign Center and Sovereign Performing Arts Center have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to the region, mostly because of the Jehovah's Witnesses gatherings.

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Dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#1 Sep 17, 2012
Milions to the pockets of rich people,
poor folks anyway does
nt get any job,and health insurance,or food stamps from Social Service full of criminal croocks managers

also local economy doesn't exist for JW money,and paid paking lot,or hotel,or private owners cash those money,and pee on JW,and local economy

“the truth will set you free...”

Since: Nov 10

Smyrna, GA

#2 Sep 17, 2012
Dr Shrink wrote:
Milions to the pockets of rich people,
poor folks anyway does
nt get any job,and health insurance,or food stamps from Social Service full of criminal croocks managers

also local economy doesn't exist for JW money,and paid paking lot,or hotel,or private owners cash those money,and pee on JW,and local economy
If you can't speak English, type in your native tongue and use an online translator.

I hope English is your second language. If not, that means you didn't graduate from the third grade.
MENAgirl

GÓza, Egypt

#3 Sep 19, 2012
That is over $82 per person per year for a 2/3 day and 1/2 nights (maybe) in a hotel, including infants and people who bring their own food and live locally. I am not sure I buy the numbers (and in all humility, I am not sure I figured them right)

I know JWs, they are kind of cheap and like to do this on a shoestring, frequently. We used to take a 1-2 hour bus into the convention daily for the LONG conventions. Now, mom has a car and carpools daily, doesn't park in a pay lot and usually brings most of her own food-and all of her friends are like her. Occasionally one will treat for dinner on the way home, but not in town (cause its a long way home, they gotta get out of town!). When I went as a adult once to philly, we (single women) would share a bed with 2 queens and split the rate 4 ways, arriving the first day of convention and leaving the minute it was over. We ate at fast food, took public trans. and walked and didn't even see the liberty bell (no tourism stuff). I was with a pretty typical group. A big night out for us was dessert at Friendly's. I just don't get the numbers, especially with babies and families and lunch coolers.

“Bustin' Myths”

Since: Dec 09

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#4 Sep 19, 2012
MENAgirl wrote:
That is over $82 per person per year for a 2/3 day and 1/2 nights (maybe) in a hotel, including infants and people who bring their own food and live locally. I am not sure I buy the numbers (and in all humility, I am not sure I figured them right)
I know JWs, they are kind of cheap and like to do this on a shoestring, frequently. We used to take a 1-2 hour bus into the convention daily for the LONG conventions. Now, mom has a car and carpools daily, doesn't park in a pay lot and usually brings most of her own food-and all of her friends are like her. Occasionally one will treat for dinner on the way home, but not in town (cause its a long way home, they gotta get out of town!). When I went as a adult once to philly, we (single women) would share a bed with 2 queens and split the rate 4 ways, arriving the first day of convention and leaving the minute it was over. We ate at fast food, took public trans. and walked and didn't even see the liberty bell (no tourism stuff). I was with a pretty typical group. A big night out for us was dessert at Friendly's. I just don't get the numbers, especially with babies and families and lunch coolers.
It's all spin. They want it to sound good that jws are invading the city. Actually, these news releases serve to warn the local community not to answer their doors if there are two or more zombie like beings bearing book bags and a bible.
MAMMON

United States

#5 Sep 19, 2012
I remember talks before the convention saying if you can't afford to tip then don't eat there. There were hotels not on the list from last year because they didn't want the JWs back. Maybe it was just our district but the JWs were hated.
True Christian

Tulsa, OK

#6 Sep 19, 2012
Jehovah's witnesses are not hated wherever they go, you might be wherever you go, maybe you don't tip and maybe you criticize the place of buisness or the service. Jehovah's witnesses try to be true Christians no matter where they go.

Don't make the shoe from your closet fit anyone else.
MENAgirl

GÓza, Egypt

#7 Sep 19, 2012
I said nothing about tipping (my mom is cheap for herself, but a generous tipper these days if she goes out). Just want to clarify. I think some JWs are-the older ones remember the days when some used to brag about just handing out literature as tips. At some point, I remember being advised that if literature were accompanied by a generous tip it was a better witness:)

Last convention I went to, they didn't serve food and discouraged folks from going out. LOTS of bags and coolers. Anyway, just my .02 worth!
Hiram Hawk

Monticello, NY

#8 Sep 19, 2012
Watchtower stock in munitions and international weapons have reached alltime high. All investors have made out by investing in Watchtower. They pay very good dividends. They use almost slave labor and have almost no overhead.
Andrew

Ormond Beach, FL

#9 Sep 19, 2012
Amazing how a book publishing company disguising itself as a religion can deceive so many....

“Bustin' Myths”

Since: Dec 09

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#10 Sep 19, 2012
Andrew wrote:
Amazing how a book publishing company disguising itself as a religion can deceive so many....
Amen
Mary Poppins

Middletown, NY

#11 Sep 20, 2012
Hiram Hawk wrote:
Watchtower stock in munitions and international weapons have reached alltime high. All investors have made out by investing in Watchtower. They pay very good dividends. They use almost slave labor and have almost no overhead.
My financial advisor highly recommends buying watchtower stock. He said they have a steady source of income from the people who believe their propaganda. He said most of their income is sheltered. He mentioned Cayman Islands. They sell weapons to both sides in any war.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#12 Sep 20, 2012
42 million copies a month.

Amazing!

Nobody comes close to us.
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

#13 Sep 20, 2012
they have stock in munitions and international weapons but they do not serve this country? oh the great cayman islands where romney has his money...loll hypocrites.

they say they are decent people yet do the followers know they have stocks in munitions?
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#14 Sep 20, 2012
unlisted wrote:
they have stock in munitions and international weapons but they do not serve this country? oh the great cayman islands where romney has his money...loll hypocrites.
they say they are decent people yet do the followers know they have stocks in munitions?
Louise,
Your talking out of your azz.
Go wash!.. It stinks

Since: Oct 10

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#15 Sep 20, 2012
Mary Poppins wrote:
<quoted text>My financial advisor highly recommends buying watchtower stock. He said they have a steady source of income from the people who believe their propaganda. He said most of their income is sheltered. He mentioned Cayman Islands. They sell weapons to both sides in any war.
can you prove this?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#16 Sep 20, 2012
Mary Poppins wrote:
<quoted text>My financial advisor highly recommends buying watchtower stock. He said they have a steady source of income from the people who believe their propaganda. He said most of their income is sheltered. He mentioned Cayman Islands. They sell weapons to both sides in any war.
Normally i would just say that this is sick in the head, but in reality lies like this post are from being sick in the heart--You must be very proud.

NMB

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17 Sep 20, 2012
Mary Poppins wrote:
<quoted text>My financial advisor highly recommends buying watchtower stock. He said they have a steady source of income from the people who believe their propaganda. He said most of their income is sheltered. He mentioned Cayman Islands. They sell weapons to both sides in any war.
You can provide evidence of this, right?

A link? Anything?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#18 Sep 20, 2012
NMB wrote:
<quoted text>
You can provide evidence of this, right?
A link? Anything?
She is lying, there is no stock in the watchtower bible and tract society-- they are a non profit organization. The rest of her post are lies as well.
MENAgirl

Cairo, Egypt

#19 Sep 21, 2012
TPMP wrote:
42 million copies a month.
Amazing!
Nobody comes close to us.
If about 35 million were not being immediately thrown away/recycled/reused/kindling, that would be a lot more impressive a figure.
Madame Pompadore

Middletown, NY

#20 Sep 21, 2012
http://www.wsrn.com/apps/links/... This will be helpful for those who do not think Watchtower invests in munitions

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