Branch office in Guam -- on Jehovah Street?

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    FatFreek 2005 posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:26:00 GMT(2/8/2011)

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    I found this interesting, a 2009 Kingdom Ministry with reference to the branch office in Guam.

    *** km 2/09 p. 4 Announcements ***

    The address for the Guam branch office is Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 143 Jehovah Street, Barrigada, GU 96913.

    It peaked my curiosity so I decided to see what this street looks like from satellite. The illustration below is that photo along with a snippet of a map from Google.

    M wobble posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:46:00 GMT(2/8/2011)

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    I wonder which came first, the naming of the street, or was it named thus because the dubbies had a Hall or some other building there already ?

    MeanMrMustard posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:48:00 GMT(2/8/2011)

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    LOL

    Ding posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:58:00 GMT(2/8/2011)

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    Isn't "Jehovah Street" somewhat flippant and disrespectful?

    Bad symbolism, too: It intersects Army Drive, which is much bigger.

    Broken Promises posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:10:00 GMT(2/8/2011)

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    Bad symbolism, too: It intersects Army Drive, which is much bigger.

    "Jehovah of Armies"?

    FatFreek 2005 posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:31:00 GMT(2/8/2011)

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    I wonder which came first, the naming of the street, or was it named thus because the dubbies had a Hall or some other building there already ?

    The street looks to be no more than 100 yards long. It terminates at the entrance to the parking lot of the branch building. The building appears to be no larger than one of our local elementary schools.

    Len

    M DaCheech posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:06:00 GMT(2/8/2011)

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    only christendom disrespects god........ lol

    finallyfree! posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 01:01:00 GMT(2/9/2011)

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    lol! i wonder which city official they had to bribe to pull that off!??

    M Open mind posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 01:58:00 GMT(2/9/2011)

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    The pink "Jehovah Street" in the first post looks somewhat phallic to me.

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    pirata posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 02:01:00 GMT(2/9/2011)

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    Must be near a catholic building on "rosario loop".

    FatFreek 2005 posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:30:00 GMT(2/9/2011)

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    The pink "Jehovah Street" in the first post looks somewhat phallic to me.

    I've heard about subliminal images and now I'm actually seeing one?

    Leolaia posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:00:00 GMT(2/9/2011)

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    Too bad there isn't a street view to confirm if there is an actual street sign at the site with "Jehovah St."

    This looks like nothing more than a driveway up to the building.

    AnneB posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:58:00 GMT(2/9/2011)

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    The name "Jehovah Street" probably was done by the officials as a gesture of goodwill toward the people who put up the KH. I know of other examples: "Kingdom Lane" after a KH was built in a small town. The KH was near a small, unnamed lane out in the country and of the dozen or so houses scattered along the lane three were occupied by JW's. The other example that I can think of is in or near Wakefield, MA where the county named the road to the KH something "theocratic"-sounding (can't think of what it is right now, too many years gone by). It's not a big deal, happens all the time. Doesn't mean bribes or special favors, it's just the way things are done....Main Street, Oak Street, Industrial Parkway, etc. For those of you who remember old Yearbooks or Awake! issues, there have been stories about locals in some countries naming taxis and buses things like "Jehovah Saves".

    M donny posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 22:32:00 GMT(2/9/2011)

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    What if someone reported a naked woman running down that street?

    The police would hear over the radio "Unit 3, please check out a report of a naked woman on Jehovah."

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