Good find, Danny!
By looking at the websites of the American Watchtower companies, we can guess what Hartkopf means by foreign donations. In the fiscal year 1997/1998, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania had net assets worth 705 billion dollars, as can be read on their website.
On whose website? I will email the reporter to ask.
The databank of New York, USPDR, estimates that the 2005 real estate assets of the Watchtower are worth 204 million dollars.
The database does list assessed values of land and buildings located in NY State owned by the WTS. The search is onerous and your results show you over 40 properties. You must click on each one to view its assessed value. I really wonder how accurate it is. For example, some properties have an assessed value of $0. Another has an assessed land value of about $40k with an assessed building value of -$40k, bringing the total to $0. Then we have the 25 Columbia Hts property, which is listed as follows, with no tax exemption noted.
Land $346,950.00 $0.00 $0.00 County Taxable $241,824.00 Building $2,071,350.00 $0.00 $0.00 Town Taxable Value $241,824.00 Total $2,418,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 School Taxable $241,824.00 Date of Roll 99 Village Taxable $ County Exempt $0.00 School Relevy 0 School Exempt $0.00 Village Relevy 0 Village Exempt $0.00 Special Districts [blank] Total Exemptions [blank]
I am posting the link to this database. Is there someone on this forum that can explain this data or evaluate its accuracy? http://www.uspdr.com/Consumer/Proplist8.asp
Now, onto the JP Morgan mutual trust fund and Silver Fox.
On the website of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 'SEC', it is documented that the Watchtower company, regardless of its refusal of military service and political abstention,owns shares in the JP Morgan mutual trust fund
There are a zillion funds with that name and within each a zillion documents. I'll email the reporter to see if we can get more specific info.
and own 50 percent of a company dealing with armament technology, called ‘Silver Fox’. This machinery was tested in the second war in Iraq.This turns out to be what we already knew...the Rand company. http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/11/53091/1.ashx
Just an observation on the side.....it was not easy to locate any of these items.....I have to wonder if the reporter was told where to look by an insider.