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IRS To Conservatives: "Provide Details Regarding All Of Your Facebook Or Twitter Activity"

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It has become difficult to keep track of all the different "-gates" the Obama administration has suddenly found itself embroiled in: perhaps an appropriate name would be Gate-r-gate? And with the just concluded farce in which Jay Carney passed off all AP-related questions to Eric Holder, who in turn recused himself and told the media to please crucify the Deputy AG instead, it is unlikely that any material new information will be disclosed any time soon. However, courtesy of The Hill, we at least have some insight into the first gross offense by the administration revealed last week: the targeting of one political group over another by the supposedly impartial IRS. Specifically, attached below is the full 7 page questionnaire sent by the IRS to the Liberty Township Tea Party containing a list of 35 questions. 

Listed here one can find such pearls as "provide details regarding all of your activity on Facebook and Twitter", "Provide a list of all issues that are important to your organization", "do you or will you rate candidates", "you have conducted polls of of your membership to determine which candidates and issues they are supporting. Provide details on this process", "Do you conduct media advertisements lobbying for or against legislation?", "Do you directly or indirectly communicate with members of legislative bodies? If so, explain the amount and nature of the communication", and finally "provide details regarding your relationship with Justin-Bink(sic) Thomas." It appears Justin is someone who according to the Daily Kos, "claims that the government is bailing out too many people who don't want to work." Surely, for the IRS, this is "need to know" information.

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:54 | 3561682 ParkAveFlasher
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This is "good" news, it means they don't have that information already. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:57 | 3561693 Suisse
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They haven't formalized the information sharing process with the NSA just yet, but give them some time. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:59 | 3561708 knukles
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Holder just announced a criminal investigation of the leaks.

Message:  Watch out whistle-blowers or you'll be Vince Fostered

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:08 | 3561757 idea_hamster
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ZH: "...according to the Daily Kos..."

Now you know the shit has hit the fan.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:12 | 3561764 Stackers
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I wonder what Mr. Mitch Steele of the IRS Exemption Determination Office of Cincinnati's political ties and affiliations are ???

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:12 | 3561780 francis_sawyer
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The only 'GATE' that matters anymore is the one to the 'corral' [just like the door to the barn]...

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It's open...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:23 | 3561829 Cacete de Ouro
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And the boarding 'Gate' for any poor sods unlucky enough to travel to the US on a US airline...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:30 | 3561864 TerminalDebt
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we laugh about it now.

We'll soon cry about it

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:59 | 3561968 johnQpublic
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are you now, or have you ever been a member of the communist party?----mccarthy

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:10 | 3562002 Buckaroo Banzai
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The difference was, McCarthy was right. Washington DC and Hollywood, was, in fact, infiltrated by Communist agents when he was asking these questions. History (not the kind you read about in "offishul" textbooks, but actual information uncovered about actual past events) has proven him correct.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:20 | 3562044 The Thunder Child
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Buck I higly recommend you watch this documentary, it factually covers just what you said.

AGENDA: Grinding America Down

Tylers this would make a great post.

 

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:35 | 3562103 Precious
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IRS To Conservatives: "Provide Details Regarding All Of Your Facebook Or Twitter Activity"

Conservatives to IRS: "It's Called an ACTIVITY FEED you Fucking Cunts.  Get it Yourselves."

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:53 | 3562171 JohnnyBriefcase
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Benghazi what?

 

left/right what?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:40 | 3562293 Big Slick
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Mitch Steele's signature looks like he's mayor of My Little Ponyville

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:58 | 3562342 ATM
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guaranteed he would be a homosexual male leftist. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:44 | 3562303 General Decline
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You should have stopped at "Bemgazi what?" Although the short attention span of the American people have already forgotten about Begazi, they will continue to hold dear the right/left paradigm till the bitter end.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:46 | 3562307 General Decline
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You should have stopped at "Bemgazi what?" Although the short attention span of the American people have already forgotten about Begazi, they will continue to hold dear the right/left paradigm till the bitter end.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:09 | 3562217 Al Gorerhythm
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Don't be silly Precious. The IRS know about activity feeds already.Demanding action through false pretences yet backed by legislation attributes you the mantle of "Authority" over your victim. They aren't going to deny themselves an opportunity over moral issues any time soon. Brown shirts abound and we will be living a nightmare if we don't revolt.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:11 | 3562223 imapopulistnow
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If they asked for "your blogging activity", we'd all be screwed.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:18 | 3562248 Zymurguy
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My answer:  "I don't use that shit.  So you'll have to spy on me the old fashioned way, what a bitch, eh?"

(drone strike in 5... 4... 3... )

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:37 | 3562113 redpill
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And this video is an hour long, but worth every minute.

 

Deception Was My Job - Yuri Bezmenov

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:51 | 3562165 GetZeeGold
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They finally got the generation they needed.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:37 | 3562114 smlbizman
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i can promise you these fuckers are going to be filling liens on properties, freezes on bank accounts in the name of onigbama care....you will be guilty first and i doubt if you will ever prove your innocence....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:32 | 3562840 EINSILVERGUY
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Yep, Venona vindicated McCarthy.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:34 | 3562105 WarPony
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UN Charter - co-authored by convicted commie Alger Hiss.  Forward zionistas!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:00 | 3561972 imaginalis
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It's amazing how the IRS are so diligent against small time groups and individuals and yet manage to look the other way while corporations and the money elite avoid paying gargantuan sums of taxes.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:23 | 3562026 Precious
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No police career path by arresting powerful, rich guys.  Anyone in law enforcement knows you're much better off arresting a homeless person who stole an expired burrito from 7/11.  The homeless don't have too good of lawyers, ya see.  Even cops can figure that out. See, the cops don't like background checks, interrogatories and evidence subpoenas from rich defendant's lawyers either. Too much shit hidden in their closet. Better job security arresting indigent people who have zero chance against the police state, either on the street or in the halls of justuz.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:33 | 3562096 Harbanger
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Because Corporations and the money elite are already paying gargantuan sums directly to the politicians.  The IRS is the collection agency of Statism.  It's not going to be friendly to small Govt groups that would reduce it or remove it completely. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3562126 darkpool2
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Small minds

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:21 | 3561773 The Thunder Child
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Nationwide tax revolt is the only solution to this shit, hold all taxes until the Federal Reserve, IRS, CIA, DHS, TBTF, TBTJ, privately controlled money, government debt and government corruption are eradicated. They can not stop a national movement like that, that is the power you hold.

Armed marches on Washington and marches on Wall St. will do nothing to change this shit, it only plays into their stazi police state. Start small community action organizations for the purpose of addressing the corruption then when the times is right unify nationally. Hit them where it will hurt the most.

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:21 | 3561816 walküre
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starve the beast

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:16 | 3562025 debtor of last ...
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How do frogs behave in a pressure cooker?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:05 | 3562205 KickIce
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Don't know, but TSA thinks they're weapons

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:22 | 3562256 knukles
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Frogs are weapons now?
Holy crap!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:02 | 3562354 KickIce
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Just wait a week, you never know.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 23:23 | 3563433 Joe Sixpack
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Come on ZeroHedge, "impartial" and  "IRS" in the same paragraph, let alone sentence? Even granting your "supposedly", You are slipping!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:28 | 3562268 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

How do frogs behave in a pressure cooker?

They blow up real good.

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

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:22 | 3561821 pursueliberty
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Can the fed reserve not just give it directly to them?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:25 | 3561834 The Thunder Child
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It would force a default, the people could purge all bad debt and start fresh with debt free treasury greenbacks.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:18 | 3562031 James_Cole
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Nationwide tax revolt is the only solution to this shit, hold all taxes until the Federal Reserve, IRS, CIA, DHS, TBTF, TBTJ, privately controlled money, government debt and government corruption are eradicated. 

This is equivalent to stop paying your credit card when you owe an obscene amount of money. It works well in theory only. 

The trick with this newest IRS scandal is moving it from a partisan issue (which are easy to sweep under the rug) into one that every American feels equally is an attack on their rights. 

Seeing constant reference to 'tea party' 'patriots' & 'conservatives' suggests how this issue will be spun.. One side getting mad that they're being oppressed, other side saying they had it coming.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:30 | 3562058 The Thunder Child
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Sovereign debt is a scam, a fraud perpetuated by the Federal Reserve, political puppets and it's banking masters.

A sovereign nation (the people) does not need debt or interest on that debt collected by taxation. It is right in the constitution the treasury can coin money debt free. The only thing a Sovereign nation needs to do when issuing debt free currency is to strictly control its quantity. A credit card is not a scam since you have a choice to get one or not, sign up or decline. Sovereign debt and taxation without representation is a 100 year scam brought to you buy rich banking families who made their wealth in the 1700 and 1800s. You have no choice in the matter you obey or you go to jail and lose all your assets.

The solution is right in front of everyones face, but almost nobody ever talks about it (Part of the reason I like Bill Still so much).

See Greenbacks, EO 11110....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:35 | 3562099 James_Cole
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# BREAKING NEWS

Sovereign debt is a scam, a fraud perpetuated by the Federal Reserve, political puppets and it's banking masters.

Someone better get into contact with the proper authorities right away, they would certainly appreciate knowing this! Infact, I'm going to march over to 950 Pennsylvania Ave. right now and insist on an urgent meeting with Eric Holder!

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:37 | 3562111 The Thunder Child
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Oh is that the new thing they call sarcasm? Wow you seem to be pretty good at it, you must use it alot to hide your insecurity.

To the point of my comment: Credit card and sovereign debt are apples and oranges. One is optional and the other is manditory.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:49 | 3562151 JLee2027
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A history lesson may help you: Treasuryfor kids:

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/kids/history/history.htm

To manage the new country's money, the Department of Finance was created in 1781. The next year, Government debt was reported to the public for the first time.  The U.S. debt in 1783 totaled $43 million. That year, Congress was given the power to raise taxes to cover the Government's costs. However, the taxes did not bring in enough money. The debt continued to grow as the Government grew and provided more services to the people.

The U.S. Treasury Department was created in 1789 to help the country borrow money and manage the debt. Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury and one of the country's founding fathers. He felt getting into a reasonable amount of debt would help the country get its feet on the ground. He said, "A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." By 1791, he estimated the federal government's debt to be $77.1 million. To help raise money, federal bonds were issued by the Government.

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:50 | 3562153 James_Cole
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To the point of my comment: Credit card and sovereign debt are apples and oranges. One is optional and the other is manditory.

 

Would be interesting to see this comparison in practice, we could discover how 'optional' either is. 

 

The same administration famous for blowing up the innocent children of designated terrorist American citizens is standing by ready for the controlled experiment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pOUFHTN1G4

 

 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:57 | 3562181 The Thunder Child
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Fear Bait, change topic

To your mention on drone strikes, another reason to pull their funding. Fucking child killers.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:29 | 3562269 James_Cole
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One of the most reliable roads to defeat involves underestimating a formidable opponent.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:41 | 3562127 traderjoe
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+ United States Note(s)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:05 | 3562365 KickIce
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Sure, right after we hang the bankers and put all the ill-gotten (otherwise known as stolen) property back on the market.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:06 | 3562366 KickIce
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Dupe

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