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RE: Wikileaks & Assange - Hero or Dis-Info Agent? (Part 3)

in #wikileaks7 years ago

Omg...I did NOT know feel so stupid! You discovered something any of us could have looked up so easily. I thank you so much for bringing this to Steemit! I hope a lot of people read this one, and it takes them back to the first 2 articles you wrote, and keeps em coming for more.

Great job you are doing, bringing truth, even when it's unpopular, even when it shakes the very ground, we as activists, stand on.


You discovered something any of us could have looked up so easily.

This is why it is important that we all share what we know with each other. We cannot be expected to be across all topics - we can (and should) all learn from each other - it only makes us stronger.

I've already learned so much from you @lyndsaybowes and I look forward to learning more.

Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Can you explain something to me?

There are some things here that don't add up.

First of all, in the USA you can register as a non-profit company. I will use an example of an electricity provider. There exists in many states electricity providers who are non-governmental and also non-profit. The requirement at the end of each year to stay non-profit, is that you invest the money back into your employees/company or donate it or write off customers bills(low incom people get their stuff paid for).

I am totally not sure of what other companies are considered and required to do in other countries. So I won't speak to that.

I just wanted to know if you could explain this? What does being a "private company"have to do with being non-profit? In the example I gave you this electric company and many like it are private companies and are also non-profit.

For one thing, an electric company is going to be registered as a public utility, not a non-profit.

There are several different types of non-profit organizations, including I believe a 501c4 non-profit that is allowed to lobby (paid lobbyists).

A lot of these "non-profit" organizations are really just a way for the officers to generate income from people willing to reduce their taxable incomes by making "donations" to the non-profit.

The restrictions on how non-profits use the donations is pretty loose, many spend ridiculous amounts of donated money on fundraising, salaries and travel expenses for the officers.

The organization may not be profiting but the people running them make a pretty good living in most cases.

I think some democrats want to make facebook a utility, so if that happens they will have extreme control like the banks.

Yeah these things are important but overlooked. I am really interested now to see who owns facebook. Struggling to find updated info on this -

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