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Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

Flip Video

Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 10:06 AM
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  • That is a strange restriction John and at first blush, I would tend to say thanks but no thanks.

    I looked at how a religious tax exemption varies from a secular and found that "Some organizations automatically acquire 501(c)(3) status upon filing of proper organizational documents (e.g., articles of incorporation as a church), at least until annual income exceeds a statutory threshold. Others will not receive 501(c)(3) status until they file an application and supporting documentation to the IRS and have a certification letter issued." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)#Types

    I understand wanting to make sure it is MORE than just religious but to not be able to discuss "a belief in a specific faith" at all, seems too discriminatory. As you know, churches do a vast amount of good and all they ask (sometimes) is that they can discuss their faith.

    By weeding out the few who may DEMAND you listen to their preaching, they are snubbing a vast number of the churches that do great humanitarian things. I would say, "who needs them for a $75 saving"? Again, thanks but no thanks.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 1:36 PM
  • I am still trying to figure out what Tazmo just said . . .

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 3:05 PM
  • jaxspike

    I thought I must be really having a blond moment, I went back and read the blog 3 times just to make sure that I didn't miss anything!

    Thank you for saying it first!

    -- Posted by plainandsimple on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 3:22 PM
  • I am still trying to figure out what Tazmo just said . . .

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 3:05 PM

    Me too. I read and then re-read the blog and still can't figure out where that came from or what it means.

    -- Posted by time2relax on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 3:40 PM
  • tazmo

    HUH? one more time please only this time in English

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 4:07 PM
  • It feels like the Twilight Zone in here.

    -- Posted by Nobody'sFool on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 4:08 PM
  • Maybe tazmo is from flip video? Could be a new routine for Zanies?

    At least it brought a smile.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 4:18 PM
  • I wondered if Tazmo was speaking in tongues or some other foreign language.

    -- Posted by Sharon22 on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 5:17 PM
  • Presuming tazmo was serious, there truly was a language mis-communication. We can assure you tazmo, there was no racial or ethnic slur in what John wrote about.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 6:57 PM
  • You do realize this is a blog about a camera, right? I'm still not sure what you're talking about.

    -- Posted by Nobody'sFool on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 8:07 PM
  • tazmo

    Have you considered ESL classes? I could put you in touch with a few very good ones if you would like.

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 8:10 PM
  • I have been reading tazmo since I started looking at the blogs and I am convinced that he/she does know what he/she is talking about. I imagine that some of his sentences took some time to come up with. I do not know if I agree with him/her or not though, or understand his/her motivation.

    -- Posted by memyselfi on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 8:24 PM
  • Is that kind of exclusion even legal? It sounds pretty dubious to me.

    Tazmo, dude, I'm all for "Hooked on Phonics" but geez there are some rules to the language. Part of making a point here or anywhere else is the use of correct spelling, punctuation and syntax.

    -- Posted by Tim Baker on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 8:39 PM
  • Sorry th conversation got diverted (way off, but...) It does sound as if the exclusion would be illegal.

    I understand that they want more non-profit documentation and checking than just hanging a sign out front, but for a religious group not to mention their religion is just a little extreme.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 8:22 AM
  • Must have been removed, because I don't see anything on here from tazmo. Where do they sale this Flip Ultra Video at? Neat.

    -- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 1:35 PM
  • How long of a video can you record with it?

    -- Posted by ILOVEBEDFORDCO on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 4:17 PM
  • There's a 30-minute model and a 60-minute model, but considering the small price difference, the 60-minute model is definitely a better value. It's available at your major discount and electronics stores and online. I'd rather not mention specific stores.

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 4:34 PM
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