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Posted by milescity (+60) 9 years ago
As a non for profit business, I am requesting that you disclose your paper work, and reasons for banning people of different political opinions. As a non for profit business, you do not reserve the right to refuse service especially on the ground of religious or political indiferences.
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Posted by SeptyTwo (+667) 9 years ago
it is HIS forum and server and whatever.. he can do whatever the hell he wants to with this site... you.. me.. nor does anybody else have any right or say on how this forum is operated.. it is NOT a business.. he takes donations.. whether or not you donated does not give you the right to see anything he doesn't want you to see..

but, really.. you ARE kidding, right?

if he wants, he can "flip the switch" and turn this site off.. forever.. and no one can do nor has any right to do anything about it.
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Posted by Kelly (+2734) 9 years ago
Wow milecity, you never cease to confound me. I always figured you for a proponent of private property rights. The webmaster OWNS this site. It is not a government provided, public forum. Pull your cranium from your anus.

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As a non for profit business...


Sounds more like a hobby to me.

[This message has been edited by Kelly (6/3/2012)]
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Posted by milescity (+60) 9 years ago
If you are running it as a non for profit then no! he does not reserve the right to bar anyone. Furthermore, if he does not provide the public with tax records upon request then he can be fined 10 dollars a day for that inaction. however I am not one to do that legal run around to get my way. I just wanted to see if the liberals practiced what they preached "apparently not".
I do beleive in individual property rights, do you? If a person owns a bar or business, do they have the right to make up the rules for said business? I say yes, but that is not always so. If I want to allow smoking in my establishment, I can not do that, if I want to bar admittance to muslims, I can not do that either. However as a customer that does not like to smell smoke, I have the right to find a new place to eat or to move into a mosque.
They have taken property rights away and replaced them with a Psuedo Political correctness. Wait untill you are not allowed to get more than a teaspoon of salt in you food at a restaurant, that is how far it will have to go for you liberals to wake up.
The law on non for profits is explicit and very exact. If he want s to bar admittance, he needs sore propietary ownership.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4454) 9 years ago
Danny, you really need to shoot that mule. If it kicks you in the head again, it'll be the last time.
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Posted by milescity (+60) 9 years ago
Nonprofits can operate in certain capacities, just a like a regular for-profit corporation. They can have bank accounts and own many kinds of productive assets. Income from sales, donations, grants and fund raising are permissible activities that can benefit nonprofit organizations. They can generate and keep passive investments, enter into contracts and even employ staff for their operations. Nonprofits are allowed to conduct business activities that do not jeopardize their tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.

One rule to having tax exempt statues is that you can not discriminate based on race religion political discourse etc.
I have seen this web master bar many people, and claim it was for their own good, but really it was to silence conservative or "catastophic millenialist" views. This guy is not biased according to race, but he is according to political discourse.
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Posted by Steve Allison (+975) 9 years ago
The gentleman who runs this does so as a hobby not a business. If it was a business everyone would have to pay to use the site. As is everyone can use the site for free but donate if they want to help keep it going, nothing is required. Does he on a rare occasion kick someone off? Yes he does, as a hobby, he can share it with who ever he wants. If your hobby is fly tying, (my hobby when I was younger) you can not be forced to tie flies with a group of people you do not like. Remember, you did not have to pay to be here, you were asked if you wanted to help keep the site running. There are big legal differences between businesses and hobbies and I have seen no sign of this site coming anywhere near crossing the line.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 9 years ago
He isn't biased according to political views as there are several conservative posters on here that have posted for years and never been kicked out...He usually only kicks out folks that seem to want to upset threads by being offensive in their remarks...
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15076) 9 years ago
milescity wrote:
Nonprofits can operate in certain capacities, just a like a regular for-profit corporation. They can have bank accounts and own many kinds of productive assets. Income from sales, donations, grants and fund raising are permissible activities that can benefit nonprofit organizations. They can generate and keep passive investments, enter into contracts and even employ staff for their operations. Nonprofits are allowed to conduct business activities that do not jeopardize their tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.

One rule to having tax exempt statues is that you can not discriminate based on race religion political discourse etc.
I have seen this web master bar many people, and claim it was for their own good, but really it was to silence conservative or "catastophic millenialist" views. This guy is not biased according to race, but he is according to political discourse.


You mean like the church you attend???

To the best of my knowledge, MC.com is NOT organized as a tax-exempt 501c3. Those of us who appreciate all of the webmaster's work contribute, which is something YOU sir have not done.


This site organized the same way that milescityhome.com was setup. I doubt you paid any taxes on that site. Had someone asked to see YOUR books, you would have told them "go to hell". You regularly kicked people off of your site with whom you disagreed or didn't fit your agenda. And as I recall you tried the "pass-the-hat" method yourself. Your actions and request are hypocritical. You should drop immediately this absurd line of reasoning.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11898) 9 years ago
As someone who belongs to more than one organized non-profit, I can tell you that Danny K is wrong as usual. Non profits CAN exclude membership. Check out the Boy Scouts if you don't believe me. 501(c)3 organizations also do NOT have to produce tax records for anyone except the IRS and I'm pretty sure Danny K does NOT work for the IRS.

Stop trying to use the law when you don't understand it. It just makes you look like the lifeguard for the shallow end of the gene pool.
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+286) 9 years ago
Gees, milescity, get the basics correct...it's "not-for-profit" or "non-profit." Keep hitting those keystrokes, you're just one joke after another. I see a great future for you in stand-up comedy.
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+824) 9 years ago
Amazing that this milescity (Dan) character is walking around - it must be so difficult with an on-going case of headimus rectumus.
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Posted by milescity (+60) 9 years ago
Point taken, even though yall dont usually reason this well. Maybe that mule kicked you!
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+757) 9 years ago
Wouldn't it suck if he got banned? It would take all the fun out of this site. This place is becoming globally famous as the best source of ridiculous insanity, ever day it's a new slap of the knee and rolling of the eyes. Keep it up, Danny, Aaron, whatever, you are the life of this party.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10031) 9 years ago
Speaking of books.

John P. Avlon. Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America (2010).
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 9 years ago
Larry is probably running this site as a hobby. Even if he were running it as a for-profit business he could reserve the right to ban folks if they break the rules of the site. It's the same principle as restaurants with "No shoes, no service" signs or "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." As long as there is no illegal reason for banning someone then he's free to do so. Political leanings are not a protected right.
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Posted by milescity (+60) 9 years ago
When I had MChome.com Larry told me he made almost 90,000 from this site in a year, sound like a hobby to you? Also I was just joshin yall about getting the point, because the point is something yall will never grasp.
Furthermore he is useing a tax exempt statues, by having a "so-called"not for profit Business. Never known a hobby to make that much cash, atleast not without paying taxes. Guess you libs think the law dont apply to you, since you are the incontrol fringe. Good book their, but not as good as Argueing with idiots (GB).
I know whats up, even if he has the wool over the eyes of the insane, go drink your beer and take your pills sheep.
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Posted by David Schott (+17424) 9 years ago
If there is one thing I am sure of it is that Larry is NOT NOT NOT making $90,000 a year from this website. It is more likely that he loses a little money each year by hosting this site and that does not take into account the time he spends managing the site.

By making such stupid comments you could lead people to believe Larry doesn't need our donations to keep this site running. Nothing is further from the truth. I wouldn't be surprised if you want the site shut down because it consistently showcases what a dumbass you can be.

Why Larry has tolerated your inane presence here is completely beyond me. Do us a favor and gag yourself.
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Posted by Kelly (+2734) 9 years ago
Larry told me he made almost 90,000 from this site ...


He forgot to mention it was Larry, The Cable Guy.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 9 years ago
"Catastrophic Millenialist" views.

Are the chemtrails extra thick in your neighborhood this week, miles city?
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 9 years ago
Obviously this guy wishes to hurt Larry and this web site by spreading vicious lies...disgusting!!!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15076) 9 years ago
David: what happened to the page that listed the site expenses from December 2011 when it was time to renew our donations? As I remember the webmaster lost like 260 +/- bucks and the total cost was like $3000.
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Posted by David Schott (+17424) 9 years ago
I don't know. The "landing" page often comes into play when it's fundraising time but it doesn't list last year's financials:

http://www.milescity.com/landing

I do know if Larry was making $90K a year on this site I would have insisted he buy me beers more often.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 9 years ago
When I had MChome.com Larry told me he made almost 90,000 from this site in a year, sound like a hobby to you? Also I was just joshin yall about getting the point, because the point is something yall will never grasp.
Furthermore he is useing a tax exempt statues, by having a "so-called"not for profit Business. Never known a hobby to make that much cash, atleast not without paying taxes. Guess you libs think the law dont apply to you, since you are the incontrol fringe. Good book their, but not as good as Argueing with idiots (GB).
I know whats up, even if he has the wool over the eyes of the insane, go drink your beer and take your pills sheep.


Milescity, you really shouldn't take on areas of knowledge that you are not familiar with. To maintain a tax-exempt status, as you call it, you must qualify as a 501(3)(c) organization which allows you to receive income but not pay taxes on that income as long as it is used is certain prescribed ways. Unless you're a church you still have to file a tax return. If you earn income from a hobby, you claim the income and deduct the expenses up to the income. If you have a net gain you pay tax on that gain. If you are in an activity for profit you again claim the net gain and pay income and self-employment tax on it. If you do not claim net gain for hobby or business activities that is called fraud. Are you claiming Larry is committing fraud?
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 9 years ago
Ya know a site that is close to making a bit of money is one that sells to advertisers and Larry has never done that...this site is completely free of all ads except the ones he allows for locals to post their stuff for sale...Obviously Larry isn't interested in a profit site but just trying to get some of his costs offset by contributions...
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10013) 9 years ago
milescity wrote:
When I had MChome.com Larry told me he made almost 90,000 from this site in a year, sound like a hobby to you? Also I was just joshin yall about getting the point, because the point is something yall will never grasp.

Furthermore he is useing a tax exempt statues, by having a "so-called"not for profit Business. Never known a hobby to make that much cash, atleast not without paying taxes. Guess you libs think the law dont apply to you, since you are the incontrol fringe. Good book their, but not as good as Argueing with idiots (GB).
I know whats up, even if he has the wool over the eyes of the insane, go drink your beer and take your pills sheep.

WTF are you talking about? I was ignoring this thread, but now you're just making crap up.

First of all, I don't recall EVER speaking to you. Second of all, this site has COST ME tens of thousands of dollars over the years (not the other way around). Third of all, IT HAS NEVER been non-profit or tax-exempt.

You are treading dangerously close to getting gagged. Knock it off, I don't have time for it.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10013) 9 years ago
The previous landing page is here:

http://milescity.com/landing/2012.asp
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+590) 9 years ago
Currently 133 of 7,717 registered accounts on the site (1.72%) have been tagged as having made a contribution towards the 2012 operation of MilesCity.com.

This surprised me, when I made my donation I thought my $10.00 donation would be a fair amount considering the number of registered accounts.

[This message has been edited by Lorin Dixson (6/4/2012)]
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Posted by Bob L. (+5100) 9 years ago
Wendy wrote:
Milescity, you really shouldn't take on areas of knowledge that you are not familiar with.



If that happened, Mr. Allen wouldn't be able to post much of anything.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 9 years ago
Absolutely, Bob L., excellent point...Never have I seen anyone that has so much to say, when in fact he is very illiterate...and the sad part is, he thinks he is brilliant...

[This message has been edited by howdy (6/5/2012)]
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Posted by Herbie (+109) 9 years ago
Larry,

Please dont gag Milescity. Its funny as hell to ready his dumbass posts. We all know he is a idiot, and is only playing with 10 cards from the deck.
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+590) 9 years ago
Absolutely, Bob L., excellent point...Never have I seen anyone that has so much to say, when in fact he is very illiterate...and the sad part is, he thinks he is brilliant...

There are people who are both illiterate and Brilliant. Not saying milescity is one of these.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 9 years ago
True Lorin...but usually not common occurance IMO...A lot of folks are brilliant in their particular field of work or study but not overall...
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+824) 9 years ago
There are idiot savants...and just plain idiots.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 9 years ago
ROFL Dona!!
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