Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses “Doubt & Fear: Be Courageous”

Original Video produced by the Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide Summer 2018 (with added lyrics & commentary, and color removed) convention video: fear based video propaganda critical analysis by Angela Glass.

Who?

Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.”
​— Deuteronomy 6:4

The New World Translation of the Watchtower of Jehovah‘s Witnesses

“May people know that you,
whose name is Jehovah,
You alone
are the Most High
over all the earth
.”
Psalms 83:18

The Watchtower teaches that Jesus Christ came invisibly in 1914 and picked them as the one true religion on earth. Anyone who doesn’t join dies at a worldwide Armageddon. Since JW’s identify as “Jehovah’s Witnesses” if you ask if they are “Christian”, that false teaching amounts to “All Christians Die (at Armageddon)”…

They call Christ “coming” in 1914 the “invisible presence”.

So, carrying on concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ

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A Warning as given to us by the congregation of 2 Thessalonians 2

However, brothers, concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ+and our being gathered together to him,+ we ask you not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be alarmed either by an inspired statement*+ or by a spoken message or by a letter appearing to be from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah*+ is here.

Let no one lead you astray* in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy+ comes first and the man of lawlessness+ gets revealed, the son of destruction.+ He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship,* so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?

And now you know what is acting as a restraint, so that he will be revealed in his own due time. True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work,+ but only until the one who is right now acting as a restraint is out of the way. Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth+ and bring to nothing by the manifestation+ of his presence. But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan+ with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders*+ 10 and every unrighteous deception+ for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie,+ 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness. — 2 Thessalonians 2

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Culture

9/11 and Beyond

On September 11, 2001 I watched stunned as the first plane hit. I grabbed my co-workers who were already in their cubes, and we ran to the news room. Shocked, we watched on the horror unfold live on tiny screens where live TV news feeds fed into our new Bank of America “TV channel”.

You could call them co-workers, but they were friends, and they were family.

A year later I was working far away in Texas at Travelocity…

On true Freedom, Marketing, Travelocity and 9/11

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link

DEEPER INSIGHTS INTO THE ILLUMINATI FORMULA by Fritz Springmeier & Cisco Wheeler

See the 12 chapters below for the whole book. Note that a copy of these files was found in the internet archive. 

Further note that Fritz Springmeier and his wife were arrested by the FBI in the spring of 2001 whereby all their research material was confiscated. 
Dedication
Chapter 1 —     The Science of Victim Selection & Preparation
Chapter 2 —     The Science of Traumatizing and Torturing the Victim
Chapter 3 —     The Science of Drugs Use
Chapter 4.0 —  The Science of Hypnosis
Chapter 4.1
Chapter 5.0 —  The Science of Lying & Deceit
Chapter 5.1
Chapter 6 —     The Use of Electronics & Electricity
Chapter 7.0 —  The Science of Structuring
Chapter 7.1 —   most has gone lost
Chapter 7.2 —   most has gone lost
Chapter 8 —     The Science of Body Manipulation & Programming
Chapter 9 —     The Science of Mind Manipulation by Psychological Programming Methods
Chapter 10.1 — The Use of Spiritual Things to Control a Person
Chapter 10.2
Chapter 10.3
Chapter 11 —   The Science of Internal Controls
Chapter 12 —   The Science of External Controls 

 Complementary Information:
Statistics of Missing Children and Adults in California (1995 – 1999)

Source II for ‘Illuminati’ “Truth” Seekers

  1. SCIENCE NO. 1 – SELECTION & PREPARATION OF THE VICTIM

  2. SCIENCE NO. 2 – THE TRAUMATIZATION & TORTURE OF THE VICTIM 

  3. SCIENCE NO. 3 – THE USE OF DRUGS  

  4. SCIENCE NO. 4 – HYPNOSIS

  5. SCIENCE NO. 5 – THE SKILL OF LYING, THE ART OF DECEIT

  6. SCIENCE NO. 6 – THE USE OF ELECTRONICS & ELECTRICITY

  7. THE SCIENCE OF STRUCTURING

  8. THE SCIENCE OF BODY MANIPULATION & PROGRAMMING

  9. THE SCIENCE OF MIND MANIPULATION BY PSYCHOLOGICAL PROGRAMMING METHODS: BEHAVIOR  MODIFICATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL MOTIVATION & NLP

  10. THE 10th SCIENCE – USING SPIRITUAL THINGS TO CONTROL A PERSON

  11. SCIENCE No. 11 – INTERNAL CONTROLS

  12. SCIENCE No. 12 – EXTERNAL CONTROLS 
     

APPENDIX 1 – PROGRAMMERS/RESEARCHERS 
APPENDIX 2 – THE PROGRAMMING SITES
APPENDIX 3 – CLONES, SYNTHETICS, ORGANIC ROBOTOIDS AND DOUBLES

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Crazy
Technology

Yes, I’m crazy.

It seems as though we’ve lost sight of the fact that it can be a compliment to be considered crazy.

When I feel a little odd, that my ideas don’t quite jive with others around me, I find myself in the words of Apple’s Think Different campaign.

I’ll tell you what, I’m proud when someone calls me crazy! They remind me that I can change the world. They honor me by putting me among the crazy people I admire most… Jim Henson & Kermit the Frog (it’s not easy being green!), Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Miles Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, Gandhi, Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, and yes, even Richard Branson and Seinfeld.

Here’s to the crazy ones…

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Yes, I’m crazy. I was raised that way… I blame my mother, and Jim Henson. Momma taught me to think different—and man, oh man, is my momma crazy! Jim Henson stepped in where my daddy would have been—he taught me different is good. Daddy would be proud.

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of Voting, Rape, Sex, and Choice… or the tale of three pebbles.

of Huskies, Pens, Pants, and Panties…

“I now don’t think we should pressure people who have chosen not to vote, as a signal in its own right.”

Buster benson

Buster Benson: I’ve been talking to a few people who chose not to vote in the recent midterms and I feel like they each made a good case for why they made that decision. As a result, unexpectedly, I think my own position on the matter has changed a bit too. I feel we have a moral obligation to give as many people the ability to vote as we can, and to make it as low friction as possible to vote in an informed, thoughtful way. But I now don’t think we should pressure people who have chosen not to vote, as a signal in its own right. It lines up with my other “empower people to make informed, healthy choices” beliefs around reproduction rights, end-of-life privileges, and use of mind-altering chemicals. Just sharing here because we rarely document when our beliefs change, and maybe if we shared things like this more we’d normalize it and encourage growth instead of fixed mindsets in our public positioning.

I have a hard time with this. I see it as a responsibility.

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I’ve been talking to a few people who chose not to vote in the recent midterms and I feel like they each made a good…

Posted by Buster Benson on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

I liken it to sex.
Many men agree with you—
sex is their wive’s duty,
it’s not rape and it’s not a choice.

Angela Glass

Angela Glass I don’t think I can have a serious dialogue with someone that likens voting to rape.

Facebook Commenter

Yup, that’s what guys say when they convince you that just touching your vagina with their penis is okay, and when it slipped in that it didn’t count

Can I just say no, or is coercion a defacto part of your rhetoric?

Angela GLass

I also can’t engage with someone who likens voting to rape.

Another Facebook Commenter

“I think Angela is making a fair analogy here, though it might be too triggering of a topic to fulfill its purpose. Angela, is your purpose to introduce the idea of respective choices without the expectation of social pressure / other coercion tactics? If so I think there are better ways to weave that in than dropping very triggering concepts into the conversation. If so I think there are better ways to weave that in than dropping very triggering concepts into the conversation.” — Buster Benson

Shana, I love your point about how getting on the ballot is an effective means of responding to two bad choices, and am super encouraged by the fact that this is actually happening and hope it continues happening. On the other hand, since there are no white, affluent libertarians active in this thread (that I know of… maybe there are some) I don’t think that it’s effective to use them as a straw man to make the other point unless someone in that camp is interested in willing to represent their side. I think we all agree that the worst people we can imagine are worthy of rebuke, but none of the people I talked to personally seemed to fall in that camp, which makes me think we’re overly generalizing the motives and intentions of people that chose not to vote.

People who don’t vote while enjoying the privileges our democratic system provides them are like players who don’t attend practice or play in the game expecting a trophy when the team wins.

Joe Stump

How would you feel about a President who never voted but won anyway? Would you disrespect her, or marvel Joe?

Angela GLass

Angela I consider taxes, jury duty, and voting to be the basic barriers of entry for citizenship. I find people who avoid or skirt these basic responsibilities to be selfish and lazy. Kind of like a kid expecting a trophy for doing nothing. … And to be clear, I think it’s their right not to vote. It is a form of speech and expression. I don’t agree with a lot of forms of free speech and have similarly low opinions of those as well.

Joe Stump

Buster Benson via Facebook Messenger: Hey Angela! Can I ask a couple follow-up questions about the comments you made in my voting thread today? I don’t have any complaints about it, but just curious to hear your personal take on the sex/rape metaphor, and how it was connected to voting and consent and all of that. I think there’s an interesting point there but I’d like to hear your take on it.

The Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses magazine poses the question under the column Questions from the Readers, How do Jehovah’s Witnesses view voting? and goes on to answer “… there appears to be no principle against the practice of voting itself…” however you’d be hard pressed to find a Jehovah’s Witness who votes. Why? One might begin to find an answer when you read the article “Maintain Your Neutrality in a Divided World” by The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (Simplified Edition) 2016.

In short, I’d surmise the Watchtower finds it easier to maintain the ‘unity’ of their ‘spirit-directed organization’ that it’s members are baptized into (instead of Father, Son, and holy spirit, as directed by the inspired ritual from scriptura) when they all gather loyal only to Jehovah and his promised New World?

They are not of the world,
— even as —
I am not of the world

I do NOT pray that you would
take them from the world… as
you sent me into the world,
— even so —
I have sent them into the world…

John 17:14-18
@tara + @ang @ ‘Current Diggs the Election’ Viewing Party 6 Nov 2008, photo @a.

I have never voted, and had never intentionally registered to vote until this year. I am adopted by the Baxley family of Charlotte, North Carolina. My grandfather, and his father, John Melvin George Baxley and Elwood Adrian Baxley are known as conscientious objectors. I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness believing in keeping one apart from the world and we weren’t raised to want to grow up and be President. No, we’re the kids who get voted in accidentally as class president and either hide that reign, or suffer from both sides when our parents make us relinquish the honor bestowed upon us by the democratic process of our peers who considered us worthy.

UNITED STATES v. JOHN MELVIN BAXLEY was a 1942-43 South Carolina federal Court of Appeals court case which rarely, if ever, sees the light of day because it also PROVES that during WW2 that Jehovah’s Witnesses across the United States were publicly preaching that Germany and its Axis allies were going to defeat the United States and its Allies and rule over the United States, and it PROVES that Jehovah’s Witnesses often spoke favorably about Adolph Hitler and his Nazi government.

In 1942, a Jehovah’s Witness Minister in South Carolina, named John Melvin Baxley, was convicted of “aiding, abetting, and counseling” his own son, Adrian Baxley (see page 2014), and other Jehovah’s Witnesses, to violate the Selective Sevice Act, and was sentenced to 15 months in prison. The material part of the indictment charged that Baxley “unlawfully, knowingly and wilfully did counsel one Arthur Haselden, and his son Elbert Haselden, one Dave Donley, and his son David Donley, one Philip Spring, and divers other persons, … to evade service in the land or naval forces of the United States.” On appeal, the USCA affirmed the USDC decision and sentence, noting in part that, “… Baxley complains that he was prejudiced by evidence, which should not have been admitted, of his statements that he was opposed to war and all killing of human beings, that he would not salute the flag, that he had advised his own son not to fight or wear the uniform, that Germany was sure to win the war, that he would rather live under Hitlerism than the United States.

UNITED STATES v. ADRIAN E. BAXLEY was a 1943 South Carolina federal appellate court decision. In 1942, a Jehovah’s Witness named Adrian Elwood Baxley was convicted on draft evasion charges for failure to report to “Conscientious Objector” camp, and sentenced to two years in prison. Adrian Baxley refused to accept CO classification contending that he was an “ordained minister” who conscientiously objected to doing anything to support the war effort. However, Adrian Baxley supported his “ministry” by working as a farmer in the summer and as a carpenter at Fort Jackson Army Base during the winter. Conviction affirmed.

UNITED STATES v. JOHN M. BAXLEY. Interestingly, [Adrian Elwood] Baxley’s father, JOHN MELVIN BAXLEY, was also convicted and jailed for “aiding, abetting, and counseling” both his own children and others to evade the draft (see our page 2031). Testimony during his trial disclosed that John M. Baxley had been publicly predicting that Germany would win WW2, and that John Baxley had publicly stated that he would rather live under “Hitlerism” than live in the United States. Both father and son lived long lives as Jehovah’s Witness Ministers in South Carolina preaching and teaching this same/similar WatchTower Cult malarkey. TRASH!!!!

Secret Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses History, Court CasesMost Jehovah’s Witnesses Refuse to Perform Work in or for the Military, Defense, or Related Industries

The Presidential Election of 2016 was the first year of my family’s next generation being eligible to vote—my cousin’s daughter expressed her frustration at her choices in a Facebook photo post of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump flashing so-called illuminati symbols. I was proud she could so clearly and simply articulate what Americans were bamboozled by… a lack of choice.

And America hadn’t yet woken up.

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Obama – We are now called to pray for wisdom for our next President. And so happy we can… fairly early! — @obama, 6 Nov 6 2008, photo @jayzombie

I warned all my friends as I could… women for the Pantsuit Nation, men with her or Bernie, etc, but they were all so confident. We had Obama, now we were gonna have America’s first female Chief Executive Officer of the Republic, the first female President of the United States of America.

They were wrong.

All the people for Bernie were wrong.

All the people for Hillary were wrong.

Trump ‘won‘.


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See Also

Andrei Zmievski’s (@a) ‘Current Diggs the Election’ Viewing Party photo journalism 

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Prophecy, Scriptures

I am weary, God, but I can prevail. — Proverbs 30

The earth trembles
under
three 
it cannot bear up
under
four:

  1. a servant when he becomes king,
  2. a fool when he is stuffed with food,
  3. an unloved woman when she marries,
  4. and a servant girl when she ousts her queen

The man declares, I am weary, O God;
I am weary, O God, and worn out.

“Unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal”

Commentary on “Unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal” suggests, “these most probably were disciples of his. As their names may mean “God with me,” and “I am strong,” a fanciful delineation of their characters, in the style of the “Pilgrim’s Progress,” has been attempted by some writers. And a mystical interpretation of them, “You must have God with you, if you are to be strong,” may be found in Bishop Wordsworth’s Commentary.

It has been proposed also, as is possible with a slight change in the pointing, to translate these words thus: “I am weary, O God, I am weary, and am weak,” or, “have made an end,” and to make them an introduction to Proverbs 30:2, which supplies the reason for this weariness, “For I am more brutish,” etc.

Thus is described, it has been thought, the sinking at heart of one who has sought after God, and the more he has realised the divine excellence, has become the more conscious of his own nothingness.

But this rendering is unnecessary, as the Authorised version gives a good sense.” — According to Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers

The words of Agur the son of Jakeh; the revelation:
       the man says to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:

Words of a Gatherer, son of an obedient one, 
     the declaration, an affirmation of the man:
—I have wearied myself for God,
I have wearied myself for God,
     and am consumed.

“Surely I am the most ignorant man,
       and don’t have a man’s understanding.

I have not learned wisdom,
       neither do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.

Who has ascended up into heaven, and descended?
   Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
   Who has bound the waters in his garment?
   Who has established all the ends of the earth?
   What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if you know?

Yehowah יְהוָה — Most importantly, God gave his Son his name—Yehoshua (and the abbreviated  form Yeshua or Y’shua) means literally “Yehowah is salvation.” (Hebrews 1:4, Philippians 2:9, Acts 4:12) The Latin form of the name, Jesus, is from the Greek Iesous, which is an attempt to render into Greek the Aramaic proper name Yeshuafrom a common Jewish personal name, the later form of Yehoshua. This is to say that Yeshua (Jesus) is the same name as Yehoshua (Joshua), just a shortened form, and the Hebrew name Yehoshua, becomes Yeshua in Aramaic, which became the Greek name Iesous, which became the Latin name Jesus. The main point is that this is all in translation of the same name, and that that name was given to him by his Father and is based on his Father’s name, Yehowah.

“Every word of God is flawless.
He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Don’t you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.

“Two things I have asked of you;
       don’t deny me before I die:

Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me; lest I be full, deny you, and say, ‘Who is Yehowah יהוה?’ or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

10 “Don’t slander a servant to his master,
          lest he curse you, and you be held guilty:

11 There is a generation that curses their father,
and doesn’t bless their mother.

12 There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes,
yet are not washed from their filthiness.

13 There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes!
Their eyelids are lifted up.

14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.

15 “The leach has two daughters: ‘Give, give.’

“There are three things that are never satisfied;
       four that don’t say, ‘Enough’:

16 Sheol, *
     the barren womb;
     the earth that is not satisfied with water;
     and the fire that doesn’t say, ‘Enough.’

17 “The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: 
     the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.

18 “There are three things which are too amazing for me, four which I don’t understand: 19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent on a rock; the way of a ship in the middle of the sea; and the way of a man with a maiden.

20 “So is the way of an adulterous woman: she eats and wipes her mouth, and says, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’

21 “For three things the earth trembles,
          and under four, it can’t bear up: 
22 For a servant when he is king;
       a fool when he is filled with food;
23 
for an unloved woman when she is married;
       and a servant who is heir to her mistress.

24 “There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: 25 the ants are not a strong people, yet they provide their food in the summer. 26 The hyraxes are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks. 27 The locusts have no king, yet they advance in ranks. 28 You can catch a lizard with your hands, yet it is in kings’ palaces.

29 “There are three things which are stately in their march, four which are stately in going: 30 The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn’t turn away for any; 31 the greyhound, the male goat also; and the king against whom there is no rising up.

32 “If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, put your hand over your mouth. 33 For as the churning of milk produces butter, and the wringing of the nose produces blood; so the forcing of wrath produces strife.”

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Psychology, Religion

The Mental Health of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Spencer, John. “The Mental Health of Jehovah’s Witnesses.” British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 126, no. 6, 1975, pp. 556–559., doi:10.1192/bjp.126.6.556.

The function of religion in human society is complex. The part played by religion in psychiatric disorders is even more obscure. Previous literature and theories are divided into two groups: one school believes that intense religiosity is a symptom-complex indicative of psychiatric disorder, while the opposing view is that religious belief in some way acts as a defence mechanism protecting the individual and his psyche.

The present study of 50 Jehovah’s Witnesses admitted to the Mental Health Service facilities of Western Australia suggests that members of this section of the community are more likely to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital than the general population. Furthermore, followers of the sect are three times more likely to be diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia and nearly four times more likely from paranoid schizophrenia than the rest of the population at risk.

These findings suggest that being a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith may be a risk factor predisposing to a schizophrenic illness. Further studies would be interesting in investigating whether pre-psychotic people are more likely to join the sect than normal people and what part (if any) membership has in bringing about such a breakdown.

John SpencerHeathcote Hospital, Applecross 6153, Western Australia

Source: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.126.6.556

Published online: 29 January 2018

© Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1975


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Wife Demonstrates How to Leave Husband in 2018 Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses Worldwide Summer Convention video

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Works Cited

Spencer, John. “The Mental Health of Jehovah’s Witnesses | The British Journal of Psychiatry.” Cambridge Core, Cambridge University Press, 29 Jan. 2018, www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/mental-health-of-jehovahs-witnesses/C3C3B14DA9C1DA3D9A699E2D1F5CAC34.

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Jacob arrived today!

You’d have thought I was going to be late to pick him up… last night he messaged to ensure I knew he’d be on his way in the morning, and ultimately while he made the flight, I’m glad he slept and overslept but awoke to make it.

Apparently he almost missed the connecting flight too, owing to some gyro he picked up along the way near the gate as they were boarding…

Mary asked for a ride to San Clemente to the DMV, and I said yes.

By the time we left Laguna Coffee for San Clemente we were running behind… there was a snafu with Q at Brooks, but then on my way with 20 minutes savings thanks to the tollroad.

I made it to the airport before Jacob’s bag made it off the conveyor belt. 

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Maddox Scott Ritch (August 14, 2012 - September 27, 2018)

Maddox Scott Ritch 2012-2018

Search for Maddox Scott Ritch

Maddox S. Ritch, 6, of Mooresville, NC passed away on Sept. 27, 2018.

Maddox Ritch FBI Poster via WCCB Charlotte.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC.

“Body believed to be missing 6-year-old Maddox Ritch found in NC…”

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in the chapel at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.

FOX 46 Charlotte’s Tweet – “It’s torture”.
“Father of Maddox Ritch pleads for answers as search enters day 5” on Trendsmap.

Burial will be private.

The Ritch family is under the care of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.

Full obituary can be read at www.raymerfh.com:

Mother of Maddox Ritch pleads for public help in finding her child.

Maddox Scott Ritch, 6, of Mooresville, NC passed away on September 27, 2018.

Maddox was born in Mecklenburg County on August 14, 2012 to Ian Scott Ritch and Carrie Irene Ritch.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Vee Paccione; cousin, Grace Ella Lindley; and great-grandmother, Shirley Watson.

Carrie Ritch (left) pleads for the life of her son Maddox (right).

Maddox is survived by his loving parents, Carrie and Ian Ritch; grandparents, Lynn Ritch and Freddie, Elaine and Joseph Paccione; and several Aunts, Uncles, and extended family.

Maddox Scott Ritch
Maddox Scott Ritch

Maddox was a sweet and loving little boy who was full of laughter. He loved Paw Patrol, his Teddy, playing with his bouncy balls, but above all he loved his mom and dad the most.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018  at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, NC

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 5, 2018  in the chapel at  Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, NC.

The burial will be held private.

Donations to help the family during this difficult time may be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/support-maddox-ritch039s-family .

Ian Ritch, father of Maddox
Ian & Maddox Ritch

Memorial contributions may also be sent to Kindermourn at 1320 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28204.

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“Dream” regarding Maddox Ritch arrest, 23 September 2018.

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Ancestry

Civil War in 2018 of the White Privileged

Angela, what planet do you live on???

 

I live on planet earth, third rock from the sun.

 

You sound like one of those radicals

 

I looked up “radical”.

Yes, I would say I am “someone who advocates thorough or complete social reform”.

 

that was there pulling down a piece bronze statue…..

 

But, no I wasn’t there—I was in California—but I would be happy if my step-daughter, a brown skinned young woman at UNC, was there.

 

what are you plans next to exterminate all white men???

 

That’s called a Non Sequitur. Because I live on planet earth, and sound like a radical in North Carolina it doesn’t follow I’d want to exterminate all white men.

 

Why do you feel people want to exterminate you like you are a cockroach, ant, or other pest?

 

Do you hate your race that much???

 

My race? I’m part of the human race. I’m on of mankind. I’m a man too. I believe all men are created equal, and I believe that includes men of all genders… for example, I am a human, of mankind, a female, a woman. A black woman is also a man of humankind, the human race.

 

Did you know that “race” used to refer to people not by color but by who lined up at the line together and circulated the world through history?

 

“A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.[1] First used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations, by the 17th century the term race began to refer to physical (phenotypical) traits.” — Wikipedia

 

So only in recent history would you say that Ronnie and you are white men of one race, while you’d refer to his brother-in-law as another race.

 

Before you’d be in the race together… like a team. Ronnie and his brother-in-law at least. You might belong to another race or society of social qualities. For example, Ronnie and all the people in his family and all their children would be one clan. You’d be another. And, as case-in-point, Ronnie’s white, and his brother-in-law is black, but back then they’d be considered the same race.

 

I love the human race. I’d never refer to “exterminating” people.

 

What you’re (you + are means you need an apostrophe) suggesting is genocide of all white men? I didn’t know you all were feeling that guilty.

 

Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

 

No, I wouldn’t kill all white men, and I don’t plan to.

 

Why are you afraid?

 

You can spew out all the stuff you want because it doesn’t justify tearing down a piece of history…..

 

Putting up a monument isn’t history.

 

What is history is the dedication speech—bragging about chasing down and beating a black woman because you feel like your ‘race’ is threatened.

 

The University of North Carolina is the first public institution in the nation.

 

 

Did it not occur to you that the boys that left UNC to fight in the war fought on both sides? Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness leader urges elders to destroy child sex abuse records

The Watchtower has settled multiple lawsuits filed by former members across the country, many of whom claimed that they were sexually abused as children — and that their abusers were protected by elders who enforced the religion’s rules, like one that requires sexual assault victims to find two eyewitnesses to support their allegations.

Watch: “Jehovah's Witnesses official says to destroy records because 'Satan's coming after us'”…

Posted by Angela Glass on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A video recording of Bartlett’s talk was leaked online by an anonymous person early 2018.

“We know that the scene of this world is changing, and we know Satan’s coming after us, and he’s going to go for us legally.”

“We can see by the way things are shaping up. So the organization has said, ‘We’ve run into difficulties in the past because of the records we have.'”

Shawn Bartlett, the Witnesses’ record management overseer, explained that handwritten notes and drafts of internal documents needed to be destroyed because of the potential legal harm they posed to the organization, which has eight million followers worldwide. — Philly.com, July 9, 2018
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Ancestry, Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

My Cousin Didn’t Commit Suicide

Allen died a year ago, tonight.

Wanda reported he died around 11:50pm, she thinks — and she was in Virginia at around 2am maybe when she got the call. She knows nothing of the details

I told her 6 “or 7 steps” and left it at that. No Halloween or kids that night. Married, as Jessica Marié. Aunt Wanda agrees.  Wanda is also on the hunt for a new man for her “custard stand”.

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

Jamie at 23

Jamie, you would have turned 23 yesterday. I had shots of tequila on my mind the night before, thinking of you and your daddy. He went down to the beach last night to spend time alone with you.

I don’t know my daddy’s birthday and thus is just once a year I mourn.

I think about how different everything would be. You know she wanted to split you kids up leaving you to your daddy, and they divorced after your baby sister was born eventually anyway. I think they’d divorced if you’d lived too, but I fear you’d have both the burden of us if they were your fault, splitting kids not to be as obvious.

Oh Jamie. What I do think is that I heard there will be 144,000 men who were chaste virgins reign as kings with Christ for a grand thousand years before you’d return daddy’s princess.

By the time your heart loves honor will be.

Jamie, how I worry for your little sister.

On a happy note — how I love my husband.

He lays bare butt and beautiful. I can’t seem to stop looking at him, and I love him for so much more.

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Congregation, Correspondence, Diary

Dear Internet Friends

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March 2016
Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

This is the diary to begin the end.

Had Darryl not added me to his insurance they would likely have released me and secondly there would be no bill.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Darryl had to leave early this morning for the airport — travel on Sunday, and six weeks straight of travel all week. We’ll miss the memorial together.

We’re being swamped by medical bills from them 5150-5250’ing me. I need to get it all sorted, scanned, and posted.

Might as well mime a fight. I feared the thought of showing up at Paradise Valley to protest the out of network 5150 bill, but to find myself taken in again.

March 30, 2016

Nearly through the month. One more day. If only catching up here meant filling in a few days

No. This is the diary to begin the end.

January brought 2 5150’s. Sarah, the canadian neighbor with her darling Stella said she felt threatened. I had been at the ocean and left to walk back up the street to go to the burger joint, The Promiscuous Fork, and tell Darryl to meet me there. He was almost home, returning from Los Angeles, and though I didn’t know, he actually had stopped just up the street at El Pescador to bring home dinner.

From across the street the cops see me and come detain me. I’m 5150’ed without being identified and taken away.

I was taken to Scripp’s Mercy where I was drugged an spent the week.

In the course of waiting I became friends with two female patients. My roommate who slept all day and stayed up all night keeping from sleep all week. That I sleep wasn’t their priority so I was left waiting all night long in the hallway so as not to disturb her. Where is fair in that?

I was finally released to spend the weekend with Darryl. As usual we had a fight before even leaving the parking lot. Cops left me a free woman.

That Sunday I wanted to go to Cracker Barrel on the border for breakfast (practically speaking it’d be brunch). Darryl drove but took me to Paradise Valley instead saying “if I don’t someone is going to call the police”. Molly.com

My instincts told me not to go in. From the parking lot I tried quickly & casually to reason with Darryl. I called Aunt Kristina, Sister La’el, and she understood but gave me the courage to make the choice to go in. Inside we made it from the ER room into the back to be seen. They had me in a corner room, had me undress, but waiting to be seen.

At Scripp’s a man, a known sexual predator, twice sexually assaulted my friend. He had been harassing me, but unlike her I was adept at dodging his physicality.

I didn’t want to sit waiting.

I redressed and went to leave. Walking through the lobby again and striding to the doors, I said “Don’t shoot me in the back.” pointing over my shoulder at the point.

They drugged me.

I no longer remember the names of the women.

I can’t report the assault.

I was released February 16th.

From Paradise Valley I was held in the ICU where they finally could verify insurance and put me into their system.

Had Darryl not added me to his insurance they would likely have released me and secondly there would be no bill.

As it is Paradise Valley was out of network. It’s $25,000+ later, out of pocket.

They kicked me from PV to API, Alvarado Parkway Institute because the hospital guy said it was too expensive.

I begged him to leave me at Paradise Valley for the ONE MORE NIGHT. I was to be RELEASED the next day.

They moved me that night where despite still being without sleep I was kept up waiting for a bed.

It was two weeks later I was released.

At API I was first held in the area for violent patients where I was sexually assaulted by another patient.

I was in a room with two other girls and it was freezing. I feared sleeping for having been assaulted already.

I was moved again, this time to a small area for the elderly.

Then I was moved to a different ward, the one for geriatric care though most of the people were a mix of ages.

Cesar Benitez, the doctor assigned to me was, as usual, evil. He took no time with me, and pursued the 5250 as well as the Reis to drug me against my will.

Twice my mother flew out to defend me but I lost the court’s cases and somehow knew that would be that would go. God’s will be done.

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Cannabis for Kids with Autism
Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

Cannabis for Kids with Autism

Last night I met with Phil Ohme a UX’er from Intuit and learned his two sons are both autistic. I hold him about cannabis for kids and autism. It brought me to the conclusion: cannabis is like wine. Where it is to be used for pleasure like the way wine brings happiness to ones heart. I was influenced by two glasses of Malbec to find the clarity. You wouldn’t drink red wine on waking or working, would you?

April 30, 2016

Today I have the aspiration that life begins anew ahead. To work and enjoy life like I did when I was younger.

Darryl, and with the help of my mom’s supplements, have brought me back to me.

Soon we shall see, so exciting to once again look ahead in excitement.

The brink! Just on the brink!

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Health, Neuroscience

Methylated Folate

Since getting out this past series I’ve come to grasp the strangeness of having self-diagnosed the MTHFR gene mutation — or at least its assumed mom passed hers on to us — in me. It was 2011 when I posted about it, much like the hyperthymia.

Now I finally really have begun to use this knowledge to effect: I’ve been taking L-5-MTHf, methylated folate, to find a serene sense of well being this week.

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Congregation, Doctrines, Documentation, Religion, Scriptures, Truth

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse—Is there a problem?

News reports claim that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the official name for the organization that governs the Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, has been engaged in covering up child abuse within the religion on a massive scale.

But are these reports justified? Is this a case of an innocent religion being unfairly maligned because of the actions of one or two bad apples in their ranks? How many victims are there? Do the Governing Body know about these issues? What’s really going in the multiple courtroom cases that Watchtower has been fighting across the world?

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse—Is there a problem?  is a painstakingly researched documentary that draws together evidence from sources spanning the past twenty five years…

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

Daydreams of God

I left my McDreamy in bed as I’d had a horrid nights sleep myself. We had watch “Spy Hard” and my active brain is in the mode of being the God daughter, as it were.

I once toyed with the idea of Darryl as God on earth but he rejected the notion. One day He’ll live here and I just imagine what he’ll be like. He’d be a lot like my husband.

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Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. — Coco Chanel
Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. — Coco Chanel

Trying desperately to play it cool like some school girl knowing she’s got the night of her dreams planned ahead of the last day of Jacob’s last flare.

Dear God, she begins as sincerely as she is clear…

 

11:36 am 3 days later, yeah, I’m still here…………..

 

February 26, 2016 Moving day 2016 II

Govi — Garden of Eden J’ovi Jamié

Legacy Podcast XV #74 Playing.

“There is always hope.” — Banksy 🏹🎈💔

 

Dear Daisy, your dream guy is getting out of the drone business. For this he seems less de-pressed. I pressed him again about his fit n’ readiness —fore!— love.   He is ready. Connect.

 

Don’t shoot the messenger. Let them do the walkin’ through the yellow pagers — Goldfinchers Harley Grey of …. Hillcrest. 2.26.16

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Diary

Almost Famous Mona Lisa’s and Mad Hatter’s

“Now you know all my secrets. You’ve got me.”

Photo Bomb

And now I know
Spanish Harlem are not just pretty words to say
I thought I knew
But now I know that rose trees never grow
In New York City

Until you’ve seen this trash can dream come true
You stand at the edge while people run you through
And I thank the Lord
There’s people out there like you
I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you

While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers
Turn around and say good morning to the night
For unless they see the sky
But they can’t and that is why
They know not if it’s dark outside or light

This Broadway’s got

It’s got a lot of songs to sing
If I knew the tunes I might join in
I’ll go my way alone
Grow my own, my own seeds shall be sown, in New York City

 

Subway’s no way for a good man to go down
Rich man can ride and the hobo he can drown
And I thank the Lord for the people I have found
I thank the Lord for the people I have found…

—Elton John

Almost Famous Script

              All right, you chipmunks. Ready to sing your song?

            - I’ll say we are! - Let's sing it now...

            You wanna be Atticus Finch. Good.

            - I like him. - Why?

            - He's honest. - Yes.

            - He stands up for the right thing. - Yes.

            - And he's a good father. - He is.

            - Did it all by himself. - Did what all by himself?

            - Raised his kids. - He didn't raise them by himself!.

            Who was the woman that came to their house every day?

            - Calpurnia. - Calpurnia. He remembered.

            - And what about Boo? - What about Boo?

            Boo Radley is the most interesting character in To Kill a Mockingbird.

            Boo Radley is the most interesting character in To Kill a Mockingbird.

            Mom, tell me more about Livia.
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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Documentation, Ethics, Health, Religion, Technology

Watchtower Society Building Beth’el on Toxic Dump

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Toxins cause leukemia, at least according to Mr. Rob0t,” Angela warns the volunteers working for ‘the Society’ at their new headquarters in upstate New York. Concerns are that while the Watchtower Society may be able to protect their vested interests in the property and it’s financial value, they cannot protect their volunteers from exposure to the toxic chemicals.

This is the story of how Brooklyn “Beth’el” became “Warwick“.

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society began as simple American religion financed by William Henry Conley (11 June 1840 – 25 July 1897). William was trained by his uncle in the printing business for ten years, and was a Pittsburgh philanthropist and industrialist. He was married to Sarah Shaffer (1841–1908). Together, they provided organizational and financial support to religious institutions in the United States.

William Conley was the first president of Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society, from 1881 to 1884. Continue reading

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Religion

Largest Corporations in New York City? Largest Property Development Corporations in the World?

#Jehovah‘s #Witnesses are one of the largest property development #corporations in the #world–owning over 80,000 properties.

The Watchtower recently began acquiring even more property when they began converting their “Kingdom Halls” over from private properties owned by the individual congregations into corporate property owned by ‘the Society‘.

1909: #Headquarters of the #Society is moved to Brooklyn, New York, in April.

$802.45 million dollars of #Brooklyn property has been sold since 2004.

The Watchtower is leaving Brooklyn, last property lists for $400 million = $ One #Billion two hundred two Million four hundred fifty thousand.

That’s more dollars than … Jehovah’s Witnesses.

But who’s counting?

#Jehovah’s #Witnesses are one of the largest property development #corporations in the #world–owning over 80,000…

Posted by Angela Glass on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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You’re Spunky!

Throughout the course of mankind women and girls have been subject to the pressure of social messages instructing and reinforcing them as to how to “do” their gender, and as to how to be real, or true women. These ideals are then repeated or reproduced through their enactments and learned by successive generations with slight modifications accommodating for changes in the times, or namely the economy and politics. Simply put—the ideals of true womanhood are formed, reinforced, and passed down through generations of women.

Society’s expectations of women in regard to feeding, infertility, childbearing, particularly as social attitudes and technologies have changed.

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Art

Kermit the Frog: Talking About Creativity at TED

IT IS A CONSPIRACY OF CRAZINESS, A SWEET TEA CONSPIRACY!

The creative act of listening to a talking frog

“You are going to TED, and you are going to do a fantastic job. …Because being creative is who you are. It’s the thing that keeps you going.”

perspective taking

open minded and integral approach? artist master piece or a better way to organize your cubical. Creative economy grows when we seek out the wisdom of others.

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