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Ty Carpenter

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  1. https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:3b205a86-9364-3948-9f27-ac834f400e43 So the link above should take you to a probable cause affidavit. The ballistic evidence I referred to is listed in the affidavit. If anyone can let me know what they think about the ballistic evidence, or if they believe the investigators provided probable cause for an arrest, it would be appreciated.
  2. Howdy all, I have an off topic question for this off topic thread. Are any members familiar or knowledgable in the field of ballistic evidence? Or do you know anyone who may be that is willing to answer a question about the reliability if such evidence? My question pertains to an unsolved murder. I would be happy to provide more details if anyone can help. Thanks!
  3. I am in Michigan, and my bill last for 7/06 through 8/03 was $323 for 1762 kWh used. Our electric provider also uses "peak pricing" which jacks up the rate to 1.5 times from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m M-F from June through the end of September.
  4. Not too sure how thrilled I would be about an elected official ruling my life either. On another note, how many kWH's did you use your last billing cycle?
  5. I haven't heard he was denied a security clearance. Can you point me towards this info?
  6. I am wondering what the thoughts of current forum administrators are regarding moving forward. Are we looking at only having someone take on maintenance of the financial obligations? Are we looking to change moderators? Is James giving control of the forum to the person who takes over payment for him? We need to solve this and get moving toward the future. It would be nice to know where everyone stands on the issue and how the current team would like yo proceed.
  7. I have not yet donated in this funding round. Should we hold off on donations until we figure out what we will do moving forward?
  8. If no one else steps up, I would be happy to take care of the PayPal account and ensure the monthly payment is made. I don't post often, but I visit the site multiple times a day just to absorb as much info as possible. Also, James made a somewhat dire statement earlier in the thread about the forum potentially being in danger due to financial issues. That is not the case. We have plenty of members willing to pony up, plus I would fund the forum myself if necessary. I also fit Sandy's request of the holder being a "younger, somewhat healthy" person. I am 38 years old, and don't plan on going anywhere for a long time. I don't want this to be interpreted as me advocating for the position. I would prefer someone else take over, but if needed I am willing to step in to keep this thing going.
  9. Chris, sounds like a good plan. I hope we can all agree to a plan soon. I think a head count post would be great!
  10. I think we have our answer there. Set up a PayPal and pin it to the forum and have Invision debit the account monthly. Maybe update us periodically on the balance and shake the tree when we need more cash money.
  11. James, If not familiar, a 501 (c)(3) is a way of obtaining a tax exempt status for a qualifying organization. The U.S. tax code is ridiculously complex and the publication previously referenced and attached helps to navigate through the process of obtaining a tax exempt status for an organization. You don't just start an organization as a 501 (c)(3). You must first incorporate as a non profit corporation. Then you apply for tax exempt status. To me, this is unnecessary. We are not out to make a profit and our yearly receipts would in theory match our yearly expenditures. So why do we need to have a tax exempt status? Further, why would we need to incorporate in any official manner? It just complicates things and adds unnecessary expenditures and liabilities. If we boil it down, we are simply trying to raise a certain amount of funds and then transfer those funds to Invision to maintain our subscription. It would be easiest for you or anyone to link the bank account used to pay Invision to a new PayPal account that is used only for receiving donations and paying Invision. We would do a campaign once a year where we solicit donations to fund the next year. Once we reach the amount needed, you would pay Invision the yearly fee. I don't see why it needs to be any more complicated than that. Sorry if this is a bit disjointed, typing on mobile.
  12. I understand what you are saying, Mark. If you read the publication, it will tell you what qualifies as an educational purpose. By all means, do what you feel is best, I am only trying to be helpful and save the hassle.
  13. Attached is IRS Publication 557. This deals with the different types of 501 C's. I don't think our purpose would qualify under 501 (c)(3). We may fit under a 501 (c)(7), but I am not sure that would work either. p557 (1).pdf
  14. To figure out who is going to take over, I suggest the following, which I am happy to do: Create post on forum asking for people interested in taking over to state as such. The deadline for submissions will be this Friday at 12:00 noon Eastern. After that, I will create a poll with the candidates and publish to the forum. Most votes will be the new "leader". Sound like a plan?
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