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Full IRS Inspector General Report On "Inappropriate" Targeting Of Conservative Groups

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We are currently reading through the just released 54 page report from the IRS' Acting Deputy Inspector General Michael McKenney, but for now here are the key excerpts from the findings section.

From Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review

The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. According to IRS Policy Statement 1-1, IRS employees accomplish this mission by being impartial and handling tax matters in a manner that will promote public confidence. However, the criteria developed by the Determinations Unit gives the appearance that the IRS is not impartial in conducting its mission. The criteria focused narrowly on the names and policy positions of organizations instead of tax-exempt laws and Treasury Regulations. Criteria for selecting applications for the team of specialists should focus on the activities of the organizations and whether they fulfill the requirements of the law. Using the names or policy positions of organizations is not an appropriate basis for identifying applications for review by the team of specialists.

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The Determinations Unit developed and used inappropriate criteria to identify applications from organizations with the words Tea Party in their names. These applications (hereafter referred to as potential political cases) were forwarded to a team of specialists for review. Subsequently, the Determinations Unit expanded the criteria to inappropriately include organizations with other specific names (Patriots and 9/12) or policy positions. While the criteria used by the Determinations Unit specified particular organization names, the team of specialists was also processing applications from groups with names other than those identified in the criteria. The inappropriate and changing criteria may have led to inconsistent treatment of organizations applying for tax-exempt status. For example, we identified some organizations’ applications with evidence of significant political campaign intervention that were not forwarded to the team of specialists for processing but should have been. We also identified applications that were forwarded to the team of specialists but did not have indications of significant political campaign intervention. All applications that were forwarded to the team of specialists experienced substantial delays in processing. Although the IRS has taken some action, it will need to do more so that the public has reasonable assurance that applications are processed without unreasonable delay in a fair and impartial manner in the future.

The Determinations Unit developed and began using criteria to identify potential political cases for review that inappropriately identified specific groups applying for tax-exempt status based on their names or policy positions instead of developing criteria based on tax-exempt laws and Treasury Regulations.

According to media reports, some organizations were classified as I.R.C. § 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations but operated like political organizations.  Soon thereafter, according to the IRS, a Determinations Unit specialist was asked to search for applications with Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in the organization’s name as well as other “political-sounding” names. EO function officials stated that, in May 2010, the Determinations Unit began developing a spreadsheet that would become known as the “Be On the Look Out” listing (hereafter referred to as the BOLO listing),15 which included the emerging issue of Tea Party applications. In June 2010, the Determinations Unit began training its specialists on issues to be aware of, including Tea Party cases. By July 2010, Determinations Unit management stated that it had requested its specialists to be on the lookout for Tea Party applications. In August 2010, the Determinations Unit distributed the first formal BOLO listing. The criteria in the BOLO listing were Tea Party organizations applying for I.R.C. § 501(c)(3) or I.R.C. § 501(c)(4) status. Based on our review of other BOLO listing criteria, the use of organization names on the BOLO listing is not unique to potential political cases.16 EO function officials stated that Determinations Unit specialists interpreted the general criteria in the BOLO listing and developed expanded criteria for identifying potential political cases.17 Figure 3 shows that, by June 2011, the expanded criteria included additional names (Patriots and 9/12 Project) as well as policy positions espoused by organizations in their applications.

Determinations Unit employees stated that they considered the Tea Party criterion as a shorthand term for all potential political cases. Whether the inappropriate criterion was shorthand for all potential political cases or not, developing and using criteria that focuses on organization names and policy positions instead of the activities permitted under the Treasury Regulations does not promote public confidence that tax-exempt laws are being adhered to impartially. In addition, the applications for those organizations that were identified for processing by the team of specialists experienced significant delays and requests for unnecessary information that is detailed later in this report.

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While the team of specialists reviewed applications from a variety of organizations, we determined during our reviews of statistical samples of I.R.C. § 501(c)(4) tax-exempt applications that all cases with Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in their names were forwarded to the team of specialists.

We determined this through two statistical samples of 338 (7.5 percent) from a universe of 4,510 I.R.C. § 501(c)(4) tax-exempt applications filed during May 2010 through May 2012 that were not forwarded to the team of specialists. See Appendix I for details on our sampling methodology.

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The team of specialists stopped working on potential political cases from October 2010 through November 2011, resulting in a 13-month delay, while they waited for assistance from the Technical Unit. Figure 5 illustrates significant events and delays concerning potential political cases. For a comprehensive timeline of events related to potential political cases, see Appendix VII.

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After receiving draft guidance in November 2011, the team of specialists began sending requests for additional information in January 2012 to organizations that were applying for tax-exempt status. For some organizations, this was the second letter received from the IRS requesting additional information, the first of which had been received more than a year before this date. These letters requested that the information be provided in two or three weeks (as is customary in these letters) despite the fact that the IRS had done nothing with some of the applications for more than one year. After the letters were received, organizations seeking tax-exempt status, as well as members of Congress, expressed concerns about the type and extent of questions being asked. For example, the Determinations Unit requested donor information from 27 organizations that it would be required to make public if the application was approved, even though this information could not be disclosed by the IRS when provided by organizations whose tax-exempt status had been approved. Figure 7 shows an example of requests sent to organizations applying for tax-exempt status regarding donors.

As part of this effort, EO function Headquarters office employees reviewed the additional information request letters prepared by the team of specialists and identified seven questions that they deemed unnecessary. Subsequently, the EO function instituted the practice that all additional information request letters for potential political cases be reviewed by the EO function Headquarters office before they are sent to organizations seeking tax-exempt status. In addition, EO function officials informed us that they decided to destroy all donor lists that were sent in for potential political cases that the IRS determined it should not have requested. Figure 8 lists the seven questions identified as being unnecessary.

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And so on.

Full report below

 

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:02 | 3562345 idea_hamster
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"Statements in the case file criticize how the country is being run."

OK -- that's pretty f'd up.  I guess I just made the list.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:03 | 3562359 SilverIsKing
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"Statements in the case file criticize how the country is being run."

Did it specify which country they were referring to?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:04 | 3562361 idea_hamster
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Nice!  I know a lawyer when I smell one....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:19 | 3562434 GetZeeGold
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So basically.....it's tyranny.

 

No wonder Obama made that speech at Ohio.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:23 | 3562449 Big Slick
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Funny that all this is happening at the same time the IRS just released its new slogan: 

“Waiting for January 2014 when we are in charge of your healthcare … You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:26 | 3562454 Big Slick
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Big thanks Chief Justice Roberts too.  Love to thank him personally.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:35 | 3562491 smlbizman
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were is the guy that says......as long as you aint doin nothin wrong you aint gots to worry 'bout nothin....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:58 | 3562581 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

were is the guy that says......as long as you aint doin nothin wrong you aint gots to worry 'bout nothin....

He and the guy that says, "America, love it or leave it," are scratching their heads, jaws agape and drooling, trying to figure out a bumper sticker they saw which read, "America, fix it or fuck it."

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:14 | 3562628 The Thunder Child
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POLITICO – Larry Conners, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservative groups.

“Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I might need to watch out for the IRS. I don’t accept ‘conspiracy theories’, but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me,” Connors wrote on his Facebook page late Monday night.

Connors did not specify how the IRS has been “hammering” him. He did not immediately respond to a request for clarification.

According to his account, his questions for Obama touched on the economy and spending but were not exceptional in nature. But following “allegations that the IRS focused on various groups and/or individuals questioning or criticizing government spending, taxes, debt or how the government is run,” Connors now believes there may be a possible connection.

“Can I prove it? At this time, no,” he wrote. “But it is a fact that since that April 2012 interview … the IRS has been pressuring me.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RHr7758u_lc

http://www.therightscoop.com/reporter-who-asked-obama-about-first-family...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:22 | 3562654 wee-weed up
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1)  Appoint a special prosecutor.

2)  Throw the guilty in jail and throw away the key.

3)  Abolish the IRS.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:50 | 3562731 living on the edge
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I agree with your 3-comments above. I would have posted it myself but I have this irrational fear that the gov will seek out my true identity and seek to destroy myself, my family and all my contacts, friends and associates.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:31 | 3562839 mick_richfield
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Fuck them.

This is my country. 

Not theirs.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 23:32 | 3563455 wee-weed up
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You were added to Obama's shit-list with your very first ZH post.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:57 | 3562911 G-R-U-N-T
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'The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all."

LOL....LOL....LOL....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Vp642ERhM

Yeah, right! Good lord!!!


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:06 | 3562602 freewolf7
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"wrong" gets bigger all the time.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:11 | 3562784 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

"wrong" gets bigger all the time.

It begins as coincidence or 'conspiracy theory', grows a little and becomes an allegation, undergoes mitosis to become a misunderstanding, then, as the mitotic rate increases, it becomes 'inappropriate' and continues to grow...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:09 | 3562780 A Nanny Moose
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This will have to suffice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypAU28t5Ya0

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:06 | 3562946 G-R-U-N-T
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Indeed, Nanny...enough said!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:39 | 3562861 KickIce
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FEMA camp

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:36 | 3562497 The Alarmist
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Tyranny?  That's an old-fashioned concept, like that Constitution thingy.  Like 300 years old, or something.  Hardly relevant in our modern world with all of its modern problems.  

We're talking efficiency and transparency here ... We can't help you if we don't know more about you.  What's not to like about that?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:53 | 3562566 Chupacabra-322
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Their criminality isn't "hidden in plain view" anymore. It's all out in the open for everyone to see.

Fast & Furious

Bengazi

Libor

MF Global

Torture

Rendition

NDAA / Patriot Act I II / John Warner Defense Act

Illegal Wire Tapping

Illegal Wars of Aggression

War Crimes / Murder

Arming, Funding, and Training AL CIA duh and destabilization campaigns into soverign countries

CIA drug running and arming the Sinoloa Mexican drug cartels to fund the Black Ops and laundering the money through the TBTF tax payer bail out Criminal Banksters.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:20 | 3562643 General Decline
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Right. Does anybody really believe that the police state is afraid of the tea party? With all the breads & circuses available? I don't think so. I think this story was leaked intentionally to promote more division.
To reinforce the right/left paradigm.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:26 | 3562662 12ToothAssassin
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The most transparent administration in history.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:43 | 3562687 AE911Truth
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You left out one:

9/11 WTC Demolition

And WTF is their reference above to 9/12? A consistent typo? I don't think so. So even this report is a lie and a cover-up. They clearly did not want the public to know the IRS was targeting the 9/11 Truth movement.

That's right suckers the whole world knows about the Thermite residue in the tower rubble.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:30 | 3562835 General Decline
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"They clearly did not want the public to know the IRS was targeting the 9/11 Truth movement."

Wrong. These guys know how to keep a secret. People know about this because they want people to know about this. What strikes more fear into the heart of the average American citizen than an IRS audit?

Stay in line peasant or we will make your life a living hell.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:37 | 3562848 Ident 7777 economy
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" These guys know how to keep a secret. "

 

 HA!

 

Not buying that 9/11 truther crap, its "Infotrash"

 


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:44 | 3562866 The Thunder Child
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Fuck off troll, we all know 9/11 was a false flag here on ZH. Go peddle your shit on the CNN comments...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:50 | 3562897 Ident 7777 economy
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And I keep telling you, in a word: no, puss.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:47 | 3562888 nmewn
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Don't fall for it...stay on topic.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:01 | 3562929 The Thunder Child
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<smiley face> and a +1

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:03 | 3562934 nmewn
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;-)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:04 | 3562937 General Decline
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"Not buying that 9/11 truther crap, its "Infotrash"

The. What crap are you buying? That 19 Muslims with box cutter dropped wtc 7 at free fall speed? That they tuned those two towers into dust with aluminum, plastic and jet fuel?

Ha.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 01:02 | 3563672 sun tzu
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Everything turned into dust except their passports, which were found in perfect condition where the buildings collapsed. How anyone believes the government story is beyond me

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:42 | 3562871 The Thunder Child
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THIS +1

Thank you for spotting that, I looked at the 9/12 on the pie chart and it didn't click for some reason.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:57 | 3562904 Ident 7777 economy
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"Moran", the 9/12 movement differs from the 9/11 'truthers', in one BIG way: SANITY.

 

 

"The 9/12 Project is a volunteer based, non-partisan movement focusing on building and uniting our communities back to the place we were on 9/12/2001"

 


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:57 | 3562749 walküre
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US CIA Embassies recruiting Russian intelligence personnel on their own turf

US CREDIBILITY IS DESTROYED ACROSS THE WORLD

US EMBASSIES are fronts for the CIA all over the fucking planet

US of A is a disease

Why are Germany, Japan, China, Russia still putting up with the Dollar and Washington bullshit?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:49 | 3562894 Chupacabra-322
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@ walkure,

+ 1,000,000,000,000

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:53 | 3562906 otto skorzeny
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because all of those countries know that the US is full of morons that will buy their crappy goods.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:44 | 3563054 Element
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US Embassies always have been CIA haunts, nothing changed on that front since 1950.

What I want to know is;

(1) Why is the FBI, which is a US DOMESTIC criminal investigation agency infesting my country, and well as many others?

(2) Why the US wants to be immune to prosecution within other countries - do they feel they'll need that? Fucking nobody should be considered 'above' the law, under any circumstances! Or everyone should be.

(3) Why does the US's DOMESTIC National Guard even have F-16s, let alone why do they deploy internationally, or are dropping laser-guided 500lb bombs on people walking down the street in Iraq?! WTF!?

 

Talk about fucking inappropriate 'MISSION CREEP'!!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:10 | 3562611 JustPrintMoreDuh
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:39 | 3562862 mofreedom
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c-s'r...march on dc right fing now...flood the cesspool on the potomic.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:56 | 3562746 imapopulistnow
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"as appropriate, list all donors and donees from which you may have contracted a communicable disease."

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:34 | 3562489 CH1
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So basically.....it's tyranny.

Exactly. But tyranny with banners and music. (Bread and circuses too, of course.)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:34 | 3562490 CH1
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So basically.....it's tyranny.

Exactly. But tyranny with banners and music. (Bread and circuses too, of course.)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:50 | 3562547 A Lunatic
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This is a clear cut case of HATE CRIME.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:57 | 3562750 imapopulistnow
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Elderly rural folks s/b a covered class under this administration.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:20 | 3562437 The Shootist
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I wonder what Washington or Jefferson thought of the IRS? oh wait, there wasn't one...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:38 | 3562485 Real Estate Geek
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"Inappropriate" is such an innocuous word. As George Will said, it's inappropriate to use the salad fork on ones entree.

This is criminal and frankly terrifying.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:08 | 3562383 Shell Game
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It is treason to question any and all Banana Republics.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:10 | 3562390 McMolotov
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Seriously, the wheels are coming off this fucker. It's gonna be a cruel, cruel, cruel summer here in our Bananarama republic.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:21 | 3562440 Rick Blaine
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Yeah...things are getting pretty interesting now...

Good thing we have Timmeh on the job to fix this shit.

Oh, wait...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:26 | 3562458 Cdad
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Good grief...in the Twitisphere, the apologists [aka MSM] are out in full force planting every manner and sort of excuse, theory, and reason for why "this does not go back to the WH."  Those who are on that IRS tweet stream represent a veritable who's who of fascist wannabe's.  

It is amazing how brazen it has all become...and it does not bode well for non fascist humans.  

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:33 | 3562482 knukles
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Sure glad there's already been a full IRS investigation, report issued and time for qualified press investigation, Q&A, further study and rectification if any needed before everybody takes sides into where this shit reaches..

 

Sure glad somebody's in charge and fixing the......
Are you paying attention?

Hello - ooo 
Anybody there?

 

<crickets>

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:45 | 3562525 McMolotov
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If we had a bunch of junior high kids running the country right now, we'd have the exact same flavor of government.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:51 | 3562549 Bay of Pigs
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BUELLER?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:29 | 3562834 j0nx
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Boehner....Boehner....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:50 | 3562551 macholatte
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See Council on Foerign Relations

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:39 | 3562702 knukles
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Perhaps better.

 

 

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:01 | 3562756 exi1ed0ne
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I'd prefer that to the current batch. The Junior high kids would be smoking weed and trying to get to third base in Harding's closet.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:33 | 3562483 wisefool
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There are some advantages to being old.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:34 | 3562488 nmewn
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Whats funny is, I don't see where they were harassing Media Matters or some Soros funded group(s).

How odd ;-)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:50 | 3562546 macholatte
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Puppet Master = Center For American Progress = Soros-Clinton Machine

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:07 | 3562605 nmewn
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Man, it just gets better & better...now the EPA...

"EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2529609#.UZIq1hQ69Ts.twitter

Obama-"I had no idea! We're gonna get to the bottom of this, trust me. I'm apparently surrounded by crooks!"...lol.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:23 | 3562656 nmewn
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Whoop...HHS too?

(Reuters) - An Obama administration effort to raise private donations to help implement President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law came under fire on Monday from congressional Republicans who claim the action could violate the law. 

As the Republican-controlled House of Representatives prepared to mount a new vote this week to try to repeal the law, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton asked the administration to identify the companies and organizations that have received fundraising calls from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

 

The committee also sent letters to nearly a dozen healthcare companies asking if they have received solicitations from Sebelius. The list includes insurers Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp., Coventry Health Care Inc, Humana Inc, UnitedHealth Group Inc and WellPoint.

 

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander called on Sebelius to end the fundraising, saying her actions could violate Congress' power to direct policy through appropriations."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/us-usa-healthcare-fundraising-idUSBRE94D00O20130514

Quite the little cabal they're running up there in DC on our dime.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:05 | 3562767 nmewn
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Now we've got a real live "approved" 501(3)(c)...ProPublica...running out of the brush fire saying the IRS gave them OTHER PEOPLES INFORMATION that the IRS collected.

From their own mouths (their website) to the sheeples ears...

"The same IRS office that deliberately targeted [1] conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year [2].

The IRS did not respond to requests Monday following up about that release, and whether it had determined how the applications were sent to ProPublica."

http://www.propublica.org/article/irs-office-that-targeted-tea-party-also-disclosed-confidential-docs

Oh...my...oh...da da da dear ;-)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:38 | 3562856 macholatte
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NMEWN:

Go Flash Go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBrerqmG0f4

 

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:42 | 3562873 nmewn
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lol...when you get em down, make sure they never get up again ;-)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:51 | 3562558 fuu
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You sure those are actual people tweeting or just automated astroturf?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:59 | 3562753 imapopulistnow
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Bet his return doesn't get audited (until after 2016 that is)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:25 | 3562456 prains
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"It puts the lotion on its skin....."

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 10:52 | 3562560 Normalcy Bias
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redacted

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:09 | 3562781 insanelysane
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Tylers,

Don't have time to read through it tonight but I am going to be looking for where the IRS employees "sold" or "gave" third parties this data especially in cases where the organization's case was not dispensed of.  See Pro Publica's admission.  Also see Harry Reid's in depth knowledge of Mitt Romney and companies' tax information.

Nice to see the IRS employees are making a little on the side providing data to 3rd parties.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:19 | 3562811 insanelysane
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Did a quick search.

Report is a pile of shit.

The finding is "The Determinations Unit Requested Unnecessary Information for Many Potential Political Cases" but doesn't get into the fact that the IRS minions sold or traded the information.  The "investigators" just say wow they were asking for info they didn't need to.  The minute a fucking government employee is doing more than the minimum and in this case going above and beyond, red flags should be waving frantically.  They were asking for information someone other than the IRS wanted, lets just start with George Soros, Harry Reid, Eric Holder, and O.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:34 | 3562844 nmewn
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Actually, ProPublica (a 501(3)(c) itself) is saying the IRS gave them information on Tea Party groups...from the ProPublica website...

IRS Office That Targeted Tea Party Also Disclosed >>>Confidential Docs<<< From Conservative Groups

http://www.propublica.org/article/irs-office-that-targeted-tea-party-also-disclosed-confidential-docs

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:04 | 3562363 localsavage
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Is this the first, second, third.....version of the talking points?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:06 | 3562374 azzhatter
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Would that include something "Obama is a fucking incompetent shitstain on america" and "All the obama supporters are like brownshirts", you know things I write daily

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:45 | 3562423 The Thunder Child
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Obama IS the shitstain on the underwear of America.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:02 | 3562761 Tsunami Wave
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DaZzZzz Racyzzzz you Kno

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:03 | 3562933 The Thunder Child
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I'm still here...phew

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:52 | 3563105 Tsunami Wave
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You and your unabridged freedom of speech will be fine here.  Most other places.... not so much.  I've read the articles and comment sections of these websites and some of them sharply defend the IRS/White House.  Damn..

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:26 | 3562435 Al Gorerhythm
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You must have held your stomach for a while. I got to the end of the first sentence "The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. " , and blew chunks.

Revolt!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:50 | 3562898 pods
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Made my ass pucker.

pods

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:02 | 3562352 Fuku Ben
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Someone was in a hurry

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:07 | 3562382 McMolotov
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Leave it to the IRS to put out a 54-fucking-page opus when all they needed to say was "We're a bunch of statist assholes. LOL."

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:38 | 3562492 knukles
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WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE!
HOW DID THIS REPORT GET DONE SO BLOODY QUICK?

SOMEBODY KNOW AHEAD OF TIME THERE WUZ GONNA BE TRUBBAH?

 

OR WUZ IT COOKED UP JOHNNY ON THE SPOT HORSESHIT PABULUM?

whadda crock a shit

" The lady doth protest too much, methinks. "
          -Hamlet, Act III, scene II

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:39 | 3562502 McMolotov
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There's probably a gigantic file cabinet with a sign that says "Shit To Say If We Get Caught."

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:31 | 3562630 The Thunder Child
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The Obama administration has more story lines than a Choose Your Own Adventure book not to mention Angelina Jolies tits...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:15 | 3562796 Fuku Ben
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Now there's a look into the genius thought processes of the pyramid

Cut off a great rack out of fear in hope of saving yourself from something you don't have and may never get. Then spread this as a good idea through the MSM so people think this is a sane thing to do. 

How about optimizing nutrition and your immune system. Then monitoring closely as a practical alternative to start?

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Angelina+Jolie+writes+oped+shes+both+breasts+removed+over+genetic+cancer/8380316/story.html

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:55 | 3562913 pods
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On the bright side, a poor functioning body trying to quickly repair itself after sugery?

Genetics?

The biggest genetic link to disease is that we tend to eat like our parents, and health begins when the mother is born, not the baby.

pods

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:36 | 3562697 Legolas
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This was a controlled release, Knukles.  Benghazi must not be allowed to be the front page story.

I can't remember the last time I was this angry about the out of control tyrannical state that is our Federal Government.

Oh, wait, yes I can.  It was yesterday.

 

I say we cover DC with 100 feet of concrete, starting 40 miles out and work inward.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:32 | 3563027 Professorlocknload
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Makes sense there, legolas.

Some big players need distance from that fiasco, and the 2014 campaign is in full swing here.

2016 is, of course, already spoken for. Center for American Progress has that one down. Benghazi was muddying the waters a bit.

Still, AIPAC* is in this new headline as well as so called Tea Baggers.

* Can I say that here?

If not, goom-bye.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:08 | 3562357 Yes We Can. But...
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The real meaning of the slogan 'Yes We Can' is emerging...

Will be interested to know what the White House knew, and when, and what their response was...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:08 | 3562384 tarsubil
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What difference does it make? The government grows more retarded everyday. If Obama knew, if he didn't know, if he started it, if he was with his boyfriend the hole time, sooner or later, just like the almighty Federal Reserve Note, the Federal Government will lose all legitimacy to the average person (ie the IRS will send people letters and they will laugh and throw them in the garbage without any fear whatsoever). Goodbye Empire.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:17 | 3562399 Yes We Can. But...
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If POTUS knew of the IRS' partisan abuse before last Friday (he said yesterday that he learned of it via press reports last Friday), he will be exposed to impeachment action

I'm guessing he knew about it well before last Friday = coverup = impeachment action

And if the WH was behind the abuse = criminal conspiracy = all hell will break loose...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:23 | 3562447 Rick Blaine
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I motion to shorten the acronym "POTUS" to "POS."

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:37 | 3562498 Dealyer Turdin
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POS SOP PSYOPS.  Kinda has a Ring to it. The Kinda Ring I hope winds up in the Volcano with all the Presidential wannabe Gollums leaping after it.  Am I a visionary or what?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:54 | 3562568 SilverIsKing
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Motion approved!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:08 | 3562776 ShankyS
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Second

 

All in favor - 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:48 | 3563091 infinity8
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Aye!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:27 | 3562459 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Completely off base. A subordinate to Hldr in DoJ, several levels down, may have known about this ...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:31 | 3562476 McMolotov
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When all is said and done, this will likely be pinned on a lowly parking attendant who works in the lot down the street.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:03 | 3562588 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

When all is said and done, this will likely be pinned on a lowly parking attendant who works in the lot down the street

...from the branch office in Salmon Creek, Alaska.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:52 | 3562563 Room 101
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Nothing will happen. This is just more of the same ol', same ol.'  Welcome to the new boss, same as the old boss. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:14 | 3562471 Dyhana
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(ie the IRS will send people letters and they will laugh and throw them in the garbage without any fear whatsoever).

rut roh, is that not a valid response?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:11 | 3562395 tnquake
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:03 | 3562358 EvlTheCat
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Sub-Human Garbage.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:34 | 3562481 Al Gorerhythm
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Yes, a traitor is less than humun. They are not just mafiosi gangsters that have infiltrated the halls of Liberty; they are fascist traitors which demands a response; Americans, revolt! Any way you can.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:05 | 3562367 vote_libertaria...
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90% of the people don't like how the country is run.  

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:09 | 3562388 howenlink
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I didn't realize there was a government agency the ZHers hated more than The Fed!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:41 | 3562510 Dealyer Turdin
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Well that's the thing, see.  

The Fed, is not

Federal

A Reserve

or a System

it's a Private

Thin Air

Racket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:51 | 3563104 howenlink
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I feel compelled to respond to the BAGILLION DOWN ARROWS.  I hate both the IRS and the Federal Reserve, and I am well-aware that The Fed is a quasi-government agency.  Beat me for forgetting the <sarc/> tag.  Geez!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:54 | 3562569 Room 101
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And 80% of those people don't like it because they think they're not getting enough Free Shit. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:05 | 3562369 Rainman
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All the TPers are in the net ! ....and look how transparent they are !! All hail liberty !!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:06 | 3562370 Dr. Engali
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I wonder if there is any mention of the fact that IRS employees overwhelmingly donated to the Obummer campaign.

Don't bother with the question , I already know the answer.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:11 | 3562393 fonzannoon
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I gotta be honest I can't even get excited about this. You could tell me that the IRS office in Benzaghi was attacked by two boston based Chechneyan bombers hired by the CIA and AP was about to run the story when the Dept of Justice broke in and stop and frisked them until they admitted drinking a big gulp and are now detained indefinitely and I still would not give a crap.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:15 | 3562408 Dr. Engali
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I might give a crap. It depends.... What were they drinking in the big gulp?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:18 | 3562429 fonzannoon
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I don't even have an answer....wow.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:23 | 3562448 McMolotov
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If it was Bud Light Lime they should have been shot on sight.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:47 | 3562535 azzhatter
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wine coolers are cause for castration

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:06 | 3562600 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Wine coolers are a sign of castration.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:44 | 3562715 knukles
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Easy there, pardner

Way back when I used to drink anything that was within reach including wine coolers.  Was a bit more acceptable on a summers day at a friend's BBQ than a handle of Smirnoff

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:20 | 3562607 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

I might give a crap. It depends.... What were they drinking in the big gulp?

Raw milk, in between drags on the cigarettes they were smoking in public.

 

edit: raw milk and cigarettes are drone bait, don't you know?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:34 | 3562486 Go Tribe
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Tis is about our Constitutional right to organize free from government harassment. They can't ask all those questions of organizations that are not lobbyists.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:56 | 3562579 Room 101
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I gotta be completely honest.  I don't give even one scintilla of a flying fuck.  Just more of the same.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:10 | 3562963 pods
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I am with you.  Although this gets the Red team blood moving, it is not like this is news.

What ZHer does not at least entertain the idea that they are on at least one list?

The more I read about history, the more this seems like the status quo of governments.  Ain't like this is new, or even remotely shocking.  So some reporters had their calls traced?

Gary Webb was a journalist, fucker got depressed and shot himself in the head, TWICE!  Suicide.  Must have been the CIA drug running he uncovered?

Or how about the numerous Latin American dictators we sponsored and the uncountable number of brown people killed there?

Iran?  The Shah?

The PROBLEM is government.

The only solution is LESS government, like 90%+ less.  

So what if I might die penniless when I am old.  Not like I give a shit about money when I am dead.  And it is much better than slowly dying each and every day when some new law is passed, or another microgram of flesh is extracted through our money system, taxes, fees, licenses, etc.  Another hoop to jump through to get to keep my labor. Yippie!

So fuck em all, put me on another list.

I call top bunk.

pods

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 22:22 | 3563227 BoNeSxxx
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Allow me to +1 you good sir. Well said.

I am prepared to lose some stuff through the coming shit show but I am at peace with it. Stuff never defined me anyway.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:06 | 3562372 Stoploss
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It is becoming painfully apparent civil war is coming.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:09 | 3562387 azzhatter
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Unfortunately it has to. The divergence is too great now. These are no longer merely political disagreements. These fuckers are constructing a world that we will not want to live in. I can no longer stand a liberal Obama supporter because they threaten our way of life. The obama brownshirts will pay a hefty price one day

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:14 | 3562402 fonzannoon
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Civil war is coming?

You guys and your unbridled enthusiasm.....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:15 | 3562411 gold mans sack
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This has nothing to do with attacking conservative whites who don't want to give their rights away to Chicago and New York based Chosen-Tribesman.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 22:26 | 3563235 BoNeSxxx
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What are the odds of civil war happening before a revolution?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:27 | 3562460 prains
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don't forget to bring your tanks......

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:05 | 3562594 A82EBA
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LOL...wish i had a $ for every day it was decided things were about to get interesting

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:29 | 3562469 Professorlocknload
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Civil War?

Wouldn't count on that happening anytime soon. The critical Mass Majority of Americans suck at the gumnut teat. The remainder are too cowardly to rebel. 

Look what two Pressure Cookers did to their psyche's in Boston. Imagine the reaction if the Para Military police, IRS and DHS had them in their sights.

If Joe Sixer is given a choice of the dungeon or obedience, he'll opt for the latter.

Still wonder why the IRS is delegated authority to run Pelosicare?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:49 | 3562545 azzhatter
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Mass is not an example of america

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 22:34 | 3563259 Professorlocknload
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Thanks for the reply there, azz.

I'll counter with this;  (And see below, to winston)

Using today's body politic as guide, the mass is certainly incapable of self governance in it's present ideological state of mind.

After nullification/secession was abolished by an "Honest" lawyer from IL, among other revelations, America became diluted (deluded?),  from it's early example.

It started with a bunch of cats that didn't like being herded, and ended up at present, a herd of cats demanding absolute security in exchange for liberty.

I'm with y'all on what it is. I just doubt the outcome of a revolution brought on by a mob of takers.

It was a mass that put us in Afghanistan and Iraq, was it not?

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:19 | 3562646 Winston Churchill
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You are obviously an American because of your ignorance of  US history.

Only 3% of the population actively participayed in the revolution.The majority was

actually AGAINST secession from Britain.

There is currently a secretive group called the 3%.

Draw your own conclusions. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 22:14 | 3563191 Professorlocknload
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 Winston, point taken, but that was then. This is now.

Had the very livelihoods of the Colonists depended on the Largess of the Brits, rather than the taxation by them of said subsistence, the outcome might have been different.

In polls, the vast majority disapproves of the job Con-gress is doing. Except their own members, of course. This isn't our great grandfathers give-me-liberty society any longer. It's a bring home the bacon mob.

I would venture to guess that if a revolution took place today, it would more strongly resemble the Bolshevik one, not the American one. The pain just isn't intense enough yet, and the Free Shit Army in not ready to tighten it's belt in exchange for freedom.

Don't misunderstand my political persuasion here. I'm a Voluntaryist, not a red/blue pill popper or a little-bit-of-tyranny-is-OK libertarian. Madison was even too damned Statist for my taste. 

 

 

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:38 | 3562500 PubliusTacitus
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Bring it.

 

These people need to be gone.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:41 | 3562508 syntaxterror
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Civil war is coming? To An XBOX?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:42 | 3562513 northerngirl
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I hope a civil war will not break out.  We may end up with something worse.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:02 | 3562762 Room 101
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Really?  Where is this civil war going to be?  France?  China?  Canada?!!

It sure as hell isn't coming to the USA.  Why would it?  Half of the population is happily sucking on the public teat.  They like the status quo. .  The rest are more or less happily paying for it.  Why wouldn't they? It's what they do.  Sure there is a small minority that bitches and moans, but they're of no consequence.  When push comes to shove, they'll do nothing.  They know it, TPTB know it, and it will remain that way. You might as well talk about unicorns shitting skittles. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:07 | 3562377 Magnum
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Now is a good time to think about abolishing the income tax eg the IRS, and replacing it with a VAT as found in most efficient, productive, modern economies.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:11 | 3562398 SoCalBusted
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When you can print all the money you want, why collect any taxes?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:16 | 3562414 A Lunatic
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Taxes are nothing more that a clever device for  intimidation, control, and class warfare..........

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:40 | 3562503 g speed
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bingo +1

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:14 | 3562629 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1 and

.|.. back at ya!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:32 | 3562683 negative rates
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Put a lock on it, it's over.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:48 | 3562538 Kayman
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If a VAT replaced income taxes, fine.  But Government of all stripes introduce VAT in ADDITION to income taxes.  Its all a ruse to transfer income from producers to the parasites.

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