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501c3 “Charities” Cannot Break The Law
Sweetness & Light ^ | January 27, 2006 | N/A

Posted on 01/27/2006 9:56:49 AM PST by Sam Hill

Our good friends at The American Thinker and Israpundit have uncovered a fascinating limitation upon 501c3s like Cindy Sheehan's Gold Star Families For Peace and Medea Benjamin's Code Pink and Global Exchange.

To wit, it is a violation of their tax exempt status for such "charities" to plan and engage in illegal activities.

From the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service:

J. ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ILLEGAL OR CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY

1. Introduction

Exempt purposes may generally be equated with the public good, and violations of law are the antithesis of the public good. Therefore, the conduct of such activities may be a bar to exemption. Factors that have to be considered in determining the effect of illegal activities on an organization's qualification for exemption are the paragraph of IRC 501(c) under which the organization is exempt or is applying for exemption, and the nature and extent of the illegal activities engaged in by the organization.

2. IRC 501(c)(3) and IRC 501(c)(4) Organizations

A. Charity Law

Exemption recognized under IRC 501(c)(3) is unique in that, unlike exemption under other paragraphs of IRC 501(c), it is grounded in charity law, so that denial of exemption under IRC 501(c)(3) may be based on charity law.

(1) Substantiality Test

Violation of constitutionally valid laws is inconsistent with exemption under IRC 501(c)(3). As a matter of trust law, one of the main sources of the general law of charity, planned activities that violate laws are not in furtherance of a charitable purpose. "A trust cannot be created for a purpose which is illegal. The purpose is illegal ... if the trust tends to induce the commission of crime or if the accomplishment of the purpose is otherwise against public policy.... Where a policy is articulated in a statute making certain conduct a criminal offense, then ..., a trust is illegal if its performance involves such criminal conduct, or if it tends to encourage such conduct." IV Scott on Trusts Section 377 (3d ed. 1967). Thus, all charitable trusts (and by implication all charitable organizations, regardless of their form) are subject to the requirement that their purpose may not be illegal or contrary to public policy. Rev. Rul. 71-447, 1971-2 C.B. 230; Restatement (Second) of Trusts, Section 377, Comment c (1959). Moreover by conducting criminal activities, an organization increases the burden of government and thus thwarts a well recognized charitable goal, i.e., relief of the burdens of government.

Reg. 1.501(c)(3)-1(c)(1) states that an organization will not be regarded as operated "exclusively" for IRC 501(c)(3) purposes if more than an insubstantial part of its activities is not in furtherance of an exempt purpose. The presence of a single non-charitable purpose, if substantial in nature, will destroy the exemption regardless of the number or importance of truly charitable purposes. Better Business Bureau v. United States, 326 U.S. 279 (1945). Therefore, if an organization engages in illegal acts that are a substantial part of its activities, it does not qualify for exemption under IRC 501(c)(3).

And this:

(4) Planning Illegal Acts

Not only is the actual conduct of illegal activities inconsistent with exemption, but the planning and sponsoring of such activities are also incompatible with charity and social welfare. Rev. Rul. 75-384 holds that an organization formed to promote world peace that planned and sponsored protest demonstrations at which members were urged to commit acts of civil disobedience did not qualify for IRC 501(c)(3) or (4) exemption. G.C.M. 36153, dated January 31, 1975, states that because planning and sponsoring illegal acts are in themselves inconsistent with charity and social welfare it is not necessary to determine whether illegal acts were, in fact, committed in connection with the resulting demonstrations or whether such a determination can be made prior to conviction of an accused. However, it is necessary to establish that the planning and sponsorship are attributable to the organization, if exemption is to be denied or revoked on this ground.

In fact, a public minded citizen can even earn monetary rewards from the government by reporting such violations of the IRS code. Again from the IRS website:

Where Do You Report Suspected Tax Fraud Activity?

If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, you may report this activity by completing Form 3949-A. You may fill out Form 3949-A online, print it and mail it to:

Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888

If you do not wish to use Form 3949-A, you may send a letter to the address above. Please include the following information, if available:

* Name and address of the person you are reporting
* The taxpayer identification number (social security number for an individual or employer identification number for a business)
* A brief description of the alleged violation, including how you became aware of or obtained the information
* The years involved
* The estimated dollar amount of any unreported income
* Your name, address and daytime telephone number

Although you are not required to identify yourself, it is helpful to do so. Your identity can be kept confidential. You may also be entitled to a reward.

Is there any doubt that Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin's groups have promoted the breaking of laws and actually engaged in law-breaking themselves?

Mother Sheehan and her cadre, including Code Pink, chained themselves to the White House fence and were arrested and later convicted of breaking various laws.

Medea Benjamin's groups are credited with helping to organize the Seattle WTO riots. Dozens of press accounts credited Global Exchange's role, as they themselves did in the Boston Phoenix:

But many who were in the streets during WTO week hope to remember Seattle for the start of a new dialogue about the global economy. "This was historic!" says Kevin Danaher, who heads Global Exchange, a human-rights-watch organization based in San Francisco. "Have you ever seen the public get concerned about a trade ministers' conference? Never! We dragged the snake out from underneath the rock."

Global Exchange has organized several "Reality Tours" to Cuba, which is a violation of US law. Lately, some of these trips seem to have hit a snag:

Dear Friends,
We have some bad news to relay about the Cuba trip. We knew that this trip was a challenge to the Bush administration’s restrictions on travel to the island.
However, we had anticipated that, as in the past, the government would either let us come and go without incident, or would send us a letter after we returned. Instead, we—CODEPINK, Global Exchange, and some of the participants—have already received ominous letters from the Treasury Department, calling on us to “cease and desist” our plans for the trip, demanding the names of all the people who had signed up, and threatening us with a million dollar fine and ten years in jail.
When some individual participants received these letters, they canceled their plans—leaving us without the “safety in numbers.” And while our organizations are willing to fight the government on this (Global Exchange has been fighting the travel restrictions for 15 years!), we feel that right we are too overloaded with other efforts, such as stopping the war in Iraq, to take on a prolonged legal battle right now.

Never the less, it is still against the IRS guidelines to even plan such illegal activities, which Global Exchange admits to doing. And there are surely plenty more examples of their scofflaw activities.

All in all, this little known fact about the IRS regulations covering 501c3s should be a very handy tool to use against these and the many other tools on the left that masquerade a "charities."

Such as Cindy's other close friends, the Veterans For Peace.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 501c3; cindysheehan; codepink; commiepinkos; lawbreakers
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Given the thousands of America-hating groups that have 501c3s, this is good to know.
1 posted on 01/27/2006 9:56:50 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Howlin; Deb; kcvl; Mo1; Enchante; nopardons; veronica; KJC1; stocksthatgoup; mewzilla; backhoe; ...

Scofflaws ping!


2 posted on 01/27/2006 9:57:40 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

What kind of law can't be broken?..............


3 posted on 01/27/2006 9:57:45 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: Red Badger

Er, you're looking for a grammatical error or ambiguity where there is none.

Better luck next time.


4 posted on 01/27/2006 10:00:56 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill
Er, you're looking for a grammatical error or ambiguity where there is none.

Nope, neither. I was just pointing out the author's title choice of words was making a statement that is absurd. Of course they can break le law. They do it everyday! What good are laws if you can't break them?............

5 posted on 01/27/2006 10:05:07 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: Sam Hill

bttt


6 posted on 01/27/2006 10:07:15 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Red Badger

You are so clever. I stand in awe.

/sarc

You must've knocked them dead in the fifth grade.


7 posted on 01/27/2006 10:14:01 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

I am educated well beyond my intelligence. Or so I've been told...........


8 posted on 01/27/2006 10:16:29 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: Howlin; Deb; kcvl; Mo1; Enchante; nopardons; veronica; KJC1; stocksthatgoup; mewzilla; backhoe; ...

Once again this post has been shunted off into the bloggers ghetto.

It only took about two hours to put together. It would be a highly effective tool for our side to use against Hate America, Inc.

This is what is known as "activism."

If I had talked about the hot chicks on FOX, or asked what everyone's favorite movie theme it, it would have gone into news/activism and probably even breaking news.

Why bother?


9 posted on 01/27/2006 10:17:36 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

It has been threateningly said to pro-life groups over the years also, that if you or anyone who is a part of your group protests outside an abortion clinic and is arrested, we will revoke your 501c3 status.


10 posted on 01/27/2006 10:24:11 AM PST by ZGuy
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To: ZGuy

"It has been threateningly said to pro-life groups over the years also, that if you or anyone who is a part of your group protests outside an abortion clinic and is arrested, we will revoke your 501c3 status."

I wasn't aware of that. But I'm sure you're correct.

The hate America crowd is encyclopedic in their knowledge of the law when it suits their purposes.

If you have some citations for this, that would be great.


11 posted on 01/27/2006 10:27:32 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

I operate a 501(c)(3) non-profit in strict compliance with IRS code!


12 posted on 01/27/2006 10:29:10 AM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 120-134)
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To: Sam Hill

We did name the ACLU didn't we? Nothing they do serves to reduce the public burden.


13 posted on 01/27/2006 10:30:22 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Red Badger

The law of gravity


14 posted on 01/27/2006 10:33:18 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: Sam Hill

Thanks for posting this.

Reform in this area and strict enforcement of the laws on the books re pseudo charities needs to be enacted.


15 posted on 01/27/2006 10:35:37 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The NY Slimes has been committing treason and sedition for decades.)
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To: Pessimist

......and Murphy's Law.......


16 posted on 01/27/2006 10:35:44 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: JohnHuang2; nutmeg; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilDragoo; devolve; Miss Marple; Howlin; glock rocks; ...

FYI and ping lists.

It the phoney lib charities lost their tax free status, they and their main benefactor George $oreA$$ would lose a lot of their power and ability to create anarchy in America.

Richard, this might worth one of your great opeds.


17 posted on 01/27/2006 10:40:21 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The NY Slimes has been committing treason and sedition for decades.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Join CODEPINK for New Year’s in Cuba December 27-January 2, 2006

Cuba is one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries on Earth—and George Bush says you can’t go there. Well, we’re going anyway, and we invite you to join us!

This New Year’s CODEPINK will be organizing a large group of fun-loving and freedom-loving Americans to break George Bush’s ban on travel to Cuba. Join co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, together with Academy Award winning producer Paul Haggis, as we visit with farmers at their co-ops, doctors at their family clinics, dancers at the National Folklore Group, and young people at the ballpark. Don’t miss this historic chance to dance salsa, drink mojitos, and visit beautiful beaches—all while defending our constitutional rights!!!

The federal restrictions barring travel to Cuba are not only counterproductive and outmoded in this post-Cold War context, but also a violation of our constitutional freedom to travel. The Bush administration says we can only travel to Cuba if we have immediate family there. Well, we do. Cubans ARE family—Somos Familia. And while we’re there, we’ll be holding a mutual adoption ceremony in order to demonstrate that family transcends political boundaries. In the ceremony, each participant will be paired with a Cuban brother or sister. After all, we are all part of one human family and there should be no artificial barriers dividing us. This historic opportunity to visit Cuba will cost approximately $1,500 (to Cancun) or $1,800 (to Mexico City). Participants will fly out of three points of entry: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. We will all meet in Mexico City, where we will then take a chartered flight to Havana. Our trip this New Years will truly be a family affair. Feel free to bring children, parents, partners, neighbors, and friends. It is a trip designed for all ages, interests, and backgrounds (family rates available).

After seven action-packed days on this wonderful island, we will re-enter the United States through these same three points of entry. This re-entry will be a powerful challenge to Bush’s restrictive policies that deny us our fundamental liberty to travel where we please. Though past high-profile “travel challenge” groups have experienced no adverse legal consequences to date, we will have our lawyers ready at each airport of entry to provide legal aid, if necessary.

Because we will be traveling to Cuba without government permission (i.e. a license from the US treasury), CODEPINK participants will be breaking the embargo and therefore subject to civil penalties. (For further questions on the legal implications of unauthorized travel to Cuba, check out www.nlg.org/cuba). With these risks in mind, your participation in our trip is a crucial protest in the growing movement to end the travel ban.

We expect a huge response to this trip, so get your applications in early. Also year–end travel gets booked up VERY early (especially the return flights after New Years), so make your plans early! We look forward to spending some marvelous days together, while pushing to overturn a policy that keeps us from building bonds of friendship with our neighbors.

If you are interested in participating in this trip, please contact Dana (at) codepinkalert.org. You can also reach Dana by calling the CODEPINK office at (310) 827-4320.

18 posted on 01/27/2006 10:40:25 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

Incredible.

It would be nice if everyone was arrested on their return from Cuba.


19 posted on 01/27/2006 10:41:38 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The NY Slimes has been committing treason and sedition for decades.)
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To: ZGuy

It has also be used against churches.


20 posted on 01/27/2006 10:46:37 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Actually it seems that particular trip hit a snag:

Dear Friends,

We have some bad news to relay about the Cuba trip. We knew that this trip was a challenge to the Bush administration’s restrictions on travel to the island.

However, we had anticipated that, as in the past, the government would either let us come and go without incident, or would send us a letter after we returned. Instead, we—CODEPINK, Global Exchange, and some of the participants—have already received ominous letters from the Treasury Department, calling on us to “cease and desist” our plans for the trip, demanding the names of all the people who had signed up, and threatening us with a million dollar fine and ten years in jail.

When some individual participants received these letters, they canceled their plans—leaving us without the “safety in numbers.” And while our organizations are willing to fight the government on this (Global Exchange has been fighting the travel restrictions for 15 years!), we feel that right we are too overloaded with other efforts, such as stopping the war in Iraq, to take on a prolonged legal battle right now.

Nevertheless, it is still against the IRS guidelines to even plan such illegal activities.

21 posted on 01/27/2006 11:00:29 AM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

BTTT


22 posted on 01/27/2006 11:35:32 AM PST by djreece ("... Until He leads justice to victory." Matt. 12:20c)
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To: Sam Hill

LMAO!


23 posted on 01/27/2006 11:40:15 AM PST by mosquitobite (As the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down.)
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To: Sam Hill

Additionally 501c3s can no more legally urge voting for/against a candidate/party or piece of pending legislation than a preacher can in a church.

AND that includes violations like party literature and voting guides (checklist of the "correct" candidates) inside Pacifica Radio offices.


24 posted on 01/27/2006 11:44:56 AM PST by weegee
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To: redgolum
Conservative churches. Democrats are notorious (including Bubba) for urging voters to vote for them from the pulpit on Sundays before election day, WITHOUT repercussion.
25 posted on 01/27/2006 11:46:20 AM PST by weegee
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To: Sam Hill; Grampa Dave
Well THAT is good news....

And...this hasn't been getting much play today but I think it is BIG....notice the Iraqis involved in 1992...:

Colombia: Fake Passport Ring With Terror Ties Busted ~ links to al-Qaida and Hamas militants,..

See Post #2 for the Iraqi note.....

26 posted on 01/27/2006 12:03:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: weegee

I know you're right. Cindy has even bragged about campaigning against Bush and lobbying congress.

I believe that 501c3s are allowed to do a little lobbying, if they report it and it is a small fraction of what they are about. But clearly they don't and it's yet another regulation they violate.

But that's almost forgiveable compared to actually breaking the law and getting tax breaks to do so.


27 posted on 01/27/2006 12:08:37 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill
Once again this post has been shunted off into the bloggers ghetto.

I see it in News/Activism.

Quit complaining.

28 posted on 01/27/2006 12:18:08 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Dan(9698)

I was only moved after I complained.

But thanks for your insightful post.


29 posted on 01/27/2006 12:22:02 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Dan(9698)

I = it


30 posted on 01/27/2006 12:22:31 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

I'm going from personal experience on this. I don't have any written sources I can site. Contacting National Right to Life or Operation Rescue might lead you to some documentation.


31 posted on 01/27/2006 12:46:50 PM PST by ZGuy
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To: ZGuy

Thanks. I certainly never doubted what you said is true. It would just be nice to see it in print somewhere.

You're probably right that those groups might have something.


32 posted on 01/27/2006 1:44:54 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Grampa Dave
Well if I am not mistaken, to loose a 501c3 due to illegal activity puts your goods in jeopardy. Having benefited from a tax free status, your wealth garnered under the 501c3 can be attached.

They can not only loose the tax certificate, but their homes and cars too. The IRS has no sense of humor I am aware of...
33 posted on 01/27/2006 2:22:31 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Sam Hill

I hope they put a travel embargo on Venezuela soon.


34 posted on 01/27/2006 7:32:44 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Sam Hill

This is what FR has become.


35 posted on 01/27/2006 11:30:51 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (John 6: 31-69)
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To: American in Israel; Liz

I believe that you are partially correct.

When the IRS removes the charitable/non profit status of 501c3 charities, the result can be fines and possible seizure of assets of the 501c3.

As of now the assets of the people involved are protected. So they just walk away from the wreckage, get more startup funding from George $oreA$$ and start a new 501c3.

A conservative lawyer in the DC area said the only way to stop this was to make the officers and board members of the 501c3 responsible for criminal acts. Over 6 years ago, he was for asset seizure of the execs and board members when they involved the 501c3's in illegal activities. Living in the DC area, he said that liberal criminals (his words) created 501c3's for illegal political activities on a regular basis. As soon as the need was over, they would end the 501c3 or change its name and mission. He felt that these 501c3's enabled the liberals to laundry money and create boiler rooms to defeat republican candidates. With what happened in 2004 and up to now, his warnings came true.


36 posted on 01/28/2006 10:08:29 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The NY Slimes has been committing treason and sedition for decades.)
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To: Sam Hill

Code Pink members have certainly broken laws. Are they 501(c)3?


37 posted on 01/28/2006 10:35:00 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Grampa Dave; raybbr

The following complicated transactions should draw scrutiny in legal and political circles. No question, these scams are duplicated nationwide.

(A) Candidates deliberately raise more corporate money from publicly-held corporations than they need, then divert some of the excess in a series of generous donations to 501c3 non-profit groups that, on the surface, benefited their mutual causes.

(B) The candidates' donations to non-profits are then illegally converted, then funneled back to candidates‘ campaign coffers through donations by the N/P officers and their co-conspirators, or subsets of them.

(C) Setting up foundations is the newest candidate financial instruments to commit fraud.

Candidates may use non-profit, ethnic, hyphenated, or faith-based groups as middlemen for campaign transactions by a pattern of candidates funneling money from family-run foundations---- to these different groups, that is laundered, then lands in candidates’ campaign accounts, in order to obscure, if not cover-up, the original source of donations to campaign coffers.

Candidates, their family, or henchmen might also direct that N/P donations be made in the names of others without their knowledge or consent.

When the financial merry-go-round stops, non-profit, ethnic, and faith-based individuals---the hyphenated groups candidates need to endorse their election efforts---end up with a lot of money, some of which was laundered, illegally converted, then funneled back into candidates’ campaign coffers.

Millions of dollars in donations to candidates might never have been disclosed to campaign regulators, because the type of groups candidates used aren’t governed by federal law.

The public-spirited N/P donors might not always have known where their tax-deductible money was headed, and don't control funds once they're donated. Money gets transferred all the time and remains disclosed only to the extent required to be disclosed by applicable state and federal law---obviously this gets complicated.

With regard to (A), as a collateral effect, state laws and campaign finance laws are violated in schemes that appear to launder corporate donations to a candidate, and should raise questions regarding whether shareholders in publicly-funded corporations were deceived, and whether the true destination of corporate money was concealed (SEC is interested in this).


38 posted on 01/28/2006 11:20:29 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: ZGuy
Hoot, it could be protests outside an abortion clinic at ALL. Isn't Roe "public policy"?
39 posted on 01/28/2006 11:23:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Sam Hill

Nice work. If this doesn't qualify as "activism" it's difficult to imagine what does...


40 posted on 01/28/2006 11:26:04 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Sam Hill
If you don't like the way things are...get your own website. if you were passionate about the issue, you'd have a lot more than two hours of work into the issue.

In a positve light, thanks for a great post, but people will stay closer to the issue if you don't whine in the thread.
41 posted on 01/28/2006 11:33:15 AM PST by Issaquahking (Build nukes, Harvest timber, Drill ANWR, Because it's good earth use, not abuse!!!)
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To: Sam Hill

We are in the era of getting to select the laws we don't like by breaking them and getting away with it. I was talking with my county supervisor yesterday and brought up some laws and regulations often broken or ignored by some of the county regulatory employees and others. Basically his reply was that it was standard operating procedure and the PTB are is tooo busy to deal with it.


42 posted on 01/28/2006 11:34:20 AM PST by tertiary01 (Dems ..the party that repeats history's mistakes over and over and....)
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To: Liz

Interesting....This put some pieces of a puzzle together for me, especially (C). Thanks


43 posted on 01/28/2006 11:41:24 AM PST by tertiary01 (Dems ..the party that repeats history's mistakes over and over and....)
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To: Issaquahking

"If you don't like the way things are...get your own website."

Thanks. I have done that.

"if you were passionate about the issue, you'd have a lot more than two hours of work into the issue."

That's good to know. Can I guote you on that?

"In a positve light, thanks for a great post, but people will stay closer to the issue if you don't whine in the thread."

You are undoubtedly unaware that this has been an ongoing issue on my (and other people's) posts around here for some time.

It is only by whining about it, that the articles get put back in the news/activism section where they might be seen by enough people to do some good.

But thanks for your expert instant analysis. No matter how uninformed it may be.

And keep up your great works for the cause. LOL


44 posted on 01/28/2006 12:15:38 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill
So if you have a website, maybe it needs "some of my expert analysis" to peek my interest.

One of the better websites I've seen on who not to give to is listed here. Most of the people I work with in activist projects don't seem to have a chip on their shoulder, they build bridges and find ways around obstacles, and are fun to work with.
45 posted on 01/28/2006 6:12:22 PM PST by Issaquahking (Build nukes, Harvest timber, Drill ANWR, Because it's good earth use, not abuse!!!)
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To: Sam Hill

Sam, I could be mistaken but I thought that CodePink cancelled that trip.


46 posted on 01/28/2006 6:16:00 PM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: Liz

Liz,
I am not sure you meant to ping me to this. However, anytime I do get a ping from you it is either entertaining or informative and sometimes both. As always I look forward to being remembered by you.

Ray


47 posted on 01/28/2006 6:33:45 PM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: raybbr

Thanks for the note, Ray. Pinged you on purpose. Thought the take on hyphenates would interest you.


48 posted on 01/28/2006 9:09:29 PM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: mware

They seemed to have.

But according to the IRS regs, even planning such a thing is a violation.

Also, it's hard to tell from their sites, but I'm fairly sure Global Exchange has done other trips to Cuba previously.


49 posted on 01/28/2006 9:15:40 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Issaquahking

I'll keep that in mind. Thanks so much.

And keep your interest "peeking." LOL


50 posted on 01/28/2006 9:17:09 PM PST by Sam Hill
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