Atm machines next to contribution boxes at 2010 DC

by foolsparadise 20 Replies latest jw friends

  • foolsparadise
    foolsparadise

    Two friends came over and told me at the Long Beach convention they had atm machines distributed around the main lobby of the arena so the brothers could pull out cash and donate more freely. Anyone else hear of this at any other conventions of satan?

  • finallyfree!
    finallyfree!

    Lol!how loving of the society. Always thinking about the convenience of their dubs!

  • sherah
    sherah

    Some of the arenas rented by WBTS for DCs have ATMs at set locations, i think the WTBS capitalizes on this by placing the contribution boxes at or near the ATMs. How loving of them!

  • aSphereisnotaCircle
    aSphereisnotaCircle

    "we never pass around a collection plate".........but here's a conveniant ATM.

  • designs
    designs

    They want $CASH$ and the ATM fees, clever.

    Be sure and write to the Watchtower Treasurer and congratulate him.

  • OUTLAW
    OUTLAW

    "we never pass around a collection plate".........but here's a conveniant ATM.

    Every assembly I have been to..The WBT$ asks for cash right from the stage..

    They always complain about not taking in enough money..

    At the end of the assembly..

    They announce they have enough money and will donate the surplus to the WBT$..

    It`s always the same old game..

    ............................... ...OUTLAW

  • designs
    designs

    Outlaw,

    Boy that struck a memory cell, I got in so much trouble for writing the Society about that guilt tripping announcement and tricky accounting 'we're in the hole big time...oooops the surplus now gets sent to Mother'.

    Letters came back from the Society, the City Overseer, CO and DO plus being put on the watch list locally, literally they would have brothers follow me at Circuit Assemblies, I was now Marked and on the watch list.

    Freedom

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Here in the UK for quite a few years brothers have been encouraged to donate at assemblies and convention using Credit Card. Contributions, cash, cheque or credit card can also be made "Tax Efficient" so the WTS can claim the extra 25%.

    George

  • man in black
    man in black

    I remeber eveything not associated with the wtbts would be covered, or taped over at DA's.

    Has this now changed ?

  • cantleave
    cantleave

    I bet the cash machines charged a small commission which went straight to you know who!

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Why would the commission go to the WTS? Don’t all bank fees for using ATMs go to the bank?

  • WTWizard
    WTWizard

    This is a way to increase the last-session deficit. They always used to have a $3,000 deficit, caused by sending the money to the Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund. Now, with people having access to their whole bank accounts, they can start running a $60,000 deficit because people can then be guilted into cleaning out their whole accounts for the Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund.

  • designs
    designs

    The running perpetual deficit fund, perfect

    You can own, as in franchise or outright ownership, a ATM machine and the fees charged get split with the banks and you.

    Cash cow........

  • whatistruth
    whatistruth

    no way. hahahahaha. so figures

  • Mythbuster
    Mythbuster

    I went, for the first time, yesterday just to hear the generation stuff. I noticed that contribution boxes were placed under every sign that pointed the way to the ATM. They were in other locations too, but each ATM sign had a box under it.

    If I remember correctly, no amount of money needed was mentioned at the end but it was announced to make checks out to, I think, Christian Congregation of something or other.

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Can someone explain why the WTS would get a cut of the ATM fees???

  • designs
    designs

    Its not certain they do but when the Stadiums are rented the renter can negotiate any split of revenue such as parking fees etc..

    Calvary Chapel ran their Harvest Crusades (errr Cult recuiting program) hoping for the Cash Cow gods to smile on them as well........

  • chickpea
    chickpea

    hahahahaha

    they wont let the poor old dr0nes use
    a soda or candy machine!!

    but whaddya know >>>
    hells to the yeah for the ATM, bros!
    set that plastic afire with your love
    for Jah the borg

    two faced wankers strike again!

  • JustHuman14
    JustHuman14

    No sh*t....

  • sherah
    sherah
    If I remember correctly, no amount of money needed was mentioned at the end but it was announced to make checks out to, I think, Christian Congregation of something or other.

    They usually don't make the 'cash grab' announcement at the DC because of the general public are more likely to be in attendance because of the DC invitation campaign. They make a point of noting of the invitations the lack of collection plates. I guess contribution boxes at every ATM don't count.

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