[Koha] Message from PTFS/LibLime
terrapin44 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 18 09:39:43 NZST 2010
--- On Fri, 9/17/10, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> At the time I wrote my last email, I wasn't aware of PTFS's
> because it wasn't in the same thread. Please try not
> to break thread.
> (ed c - you're one of those breaking up the thread.)
I'm sorry if my mail client is not up to your high standards.
> > Why isn't the US non-profit law great (note that
> charity law and
> > non-profit law are not the same although related)?
> Indeed, charity law and non-profit law are not the same, so
> why ask me
> about US non-profit law when I criticised US charity
> law? Basically
> the problem there is it doesn't often exist.
Because you did so while referring to a 501(c)3, which is organized under non-profit law.
> > All banking systems are horrible. Instead of lobbing
> > about US law, please point to specifics and make a
> proposal that can
> > be responded to.
> One specific problem is:
> "One of the weaknesses in U.S. payment systems is
> how easy it is to
> create bogus checks and deposit them at a bank,"
> said Michael Herd,
> a spokesman for NACHA/The Electronics Payments
> Association, which
> sets rules for electronic bank transfers. --
> Of course account and routing numbers are fairly easy to
> printed on every cheque and used for money transfers.
> No banking system is perfect, but I was surprised to
> discover just how
> insecure the US one seems. On my last trip there, I
> took a
> special-purpose MasterCard and closed the account soon
> returning. Not only is the US not chip-and-PIN, but
> most vendors
> don't even look at the signature or hologram.
And this is why there are no non-profit organizations based in the US, I guess?
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