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Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:46 am
by fuga
Michael, you don't lose your First Amendment rights. There are limits to indirect and direct lobbying that the organization can do. The speech of members of the forum will not be impacted. If RSF formally asked its members to contact a legislator on a specific actionable law or pending that, then that would be subject to restrictions but not forbidden.

The application process for a 501c3 is slow. You need to incorporate with the state first.

Fong and others, let me know if you need any advice while going through the incorporation process. I might even have an old version of the NOLO Press nonprofit incorporation book lying around here somewhere as well as sample articles of incorporation and by laws.

-pete

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:50 pm
by Dmitri
UnCarved wrote:changed the cookie domain for y'all to rumsoakedfist.org. everything should work now.

It does; thanks Kelley.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:29 pm
by Michael
You don't lose your rights, they just become restricted according to IRS or other variable govt policy?

My concern is that the new "fairness doctrine" for the Internet might be used for discussion forums in the future the way that church members with 501(c)(3) have been told not to discuss political issues amongst themselves.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:53 pm
by nianfong
I have no idea about that stuff, but our forum has always tried to take a politically neutral tone for official policy. I don't think it should affect free speech for the members. hell, look at NPO's like the ACLU. THey're not at all neutral.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:45 pm
by Strange
the redirect is working just fine for me
thanks :)

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:52 pm
by Michael
It's selective enforcement. Lots of things are going on now to restrict free speech on the Internet. Just wanted you all to be informed of the cons of 501c3.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:35 am
by fuga
I am pretty sure RSF would be pretty far down the line on the selective enforcement priority list. ;)

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:02 am
by Michael
I agree, but dude, 600K people losing their jobs every month are likely to be hired by Big Brother for the Thought Police. Might sound weird depending on your intake of current events, but from my perspective, it's accelerating and more and more reports are coming in every day.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:36 am
by Dmitri
Image

(Babylon 5, anyone? :))

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 7:05 am
by Michael
Never saw the TV show, but the wiki entry sounds very familiar to some of what's going on.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:07 am
by Tom
Michael wrote:Never saw the TV show, but the wiki entry sounds very familiar to some of what's going on.


Every move you make, Michael . . . every breath you take, every claim you stake . . . WE'LL BE WATCHING YOU.

Be careful who you sleep with. She . . . may be one of us.

It is futile to resist. You will be . . . assimilated.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:17 pm
by Michael
Tom, are you Big Brother?

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:01 pm
by Tom
Michael wrote:Tom, are you Big Brother?


No, I'm his Little Brother.

Re: WE ARE MOVING TO RUMSOAKEDFIST.ORG

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:34 am
by Michael
Going back and reading your own posts is...interesting.