Mitchell

United States

#1 May 15, 2013
As more info unfolds it seems the IRS is up it's old gestopo self again. The abuses are unraveling one after another.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring.
First time I've seen partisan targeting.
Press Corps

Abbeville, LA

#2 May 16, 2013
I must admit it is rather strange seeing reporters asking Carney tough questions. Strange isn't necessarily a bad thing either.
Mitchell

United States

#3 May 16, 2013
Press Corps wrote:
I must admit it is rather strange seeing reporters asking Carney tough questions. Strange isn't necessarily a bad thing either.
Press Corps wrote:
I must admit it is rather strange seeing reporters asking Carney tough questions. Strange isn't necessarily a bad thing either.
If you're curious as to what the national opinion of this is , there are several threads on the Politix.com site.
This site is a much different format than Topix and is heavily moderated. Personal attacks are not allowed although respectful differences of opinion are. The threads are few and the participation is nationwide and posts originate quickly. There are no "judgements" but you can "vote up" or "endorse" like minded thinking. No local threads exist unless they are of national significance such as the recent shooting spree in New Orleans.
Good debaters with national interests will appreciate the format, while others can simply vote on issues without commenting or enjoy the posts.
Mark Winshel

Berkeley, CA

#4 May 18, 2013
For certain government agencies in which a very high perentage of their employees are lawyers, and furthermore most or all of their higher ranking employees are lawyers, and the IRS and the FBI are two of the most extreme examples of such, the present scandals involving the illegal wiretapping of the AP and the unfair targetting of the Tea Party are not even a drop in the bucket compared to the problems those agencies will have once the general public becomes aware of the fact that lawyers have far and away the highest rates of alcoholism and drug abuse of any major profession, and therefore virtually anything stated by most lawyers should be given even far less credibility than assertions made by the typical high school dropout.

More specifically, the rates of alcoholism and drug abuse, and also of suicide, divorce, and domestic violence, among lawyers are so super skyhigh, that therefore no other major profession comes even slightiy close.

In fact everytime I get called for jury duty, I then write a letter to the head judge of that court system explaining that I am well aware of the skyhigh rates of alcoholism and drug abuse among lawyers, that I also consider most lawyers to be nothing more than professional pathological lawyers and common criminals hiding behind law licenses, that I am not particularly interested in listening to standard lawyers' lies and garbage, and finally that if the legal system was really interested in finding out the facts and the truth and in producing justice, then in most situations lawyers would not even be allowed in the courtroom.
NickelTricks

Lafayette, LA

#5 May 18, 2013
I have often resisted discussing tax topics for fear that the IRS may one day read my posts. So I will offer my opinion. They can raise taxes as high as they like, but some business people will just cheat harder. With only 1 or 2 percent of the returns audited, there isn't much incentive to be honest when it comes to taxes.
Mark Winshel

Berkeley, CA

#6 May 19, 2013
NickelTricks wrote:
I have often resisted discussing tax topics for fear that the IRS may one day read my posts. So I will offer my opinion. They can raise taxes as high as they like, but some business people will just cheat harder. With only 1 or 2 percent of the returns audited, there isn't much incentive to be honest when it comes to taxes.
If a little guy of modest income breaks the law in even minor ways, then there is a high probability government agencies will go after him.(And somewhat related to that, and as one of my former co-workers used to say, if you steal one thousand dollars they will throw you in jail, but if you steal one million dollars they will make you a king.)

However and to take the most extreme example, let's say Mr. Weasel & Bigtime Smooth Sleazy Crook finds a way to make one hundred million dollars a year either by clearly breaking the law or at least dancing on the edge of breaking the law, but that he gives fifty thousand dollars a year to the politicians in election campaign contributions, gives another fifty thousand to charity, and spends a final fity thousand dollars on parties, etc, in which he entertains the newapaper reporters. The probability such a guy would be sent to prison, or even be seriously looked at by the DA and/or US Attorney's Office, is extremely small, since virtually all of the higher rankiug people in government, and also the newspaper reporters, will "know" that he is definitely extremely honest and wonderful, a fantastic town father, and a pillar of the community.

For more details, look up "M. Larry Lawrence" in Wikipedia.(NOTE: THe "M" stood for Maurice) Also, the items that did eventually come out concerning his lies regardiug his "history" as a "great war hero" were nto even the tip of fhe ioceberg concerning his sleaziness. In other words, he was as organized crime connected as could be. However since he was a major source of election campaign contributions and under the table bribes to the politicians, therefore the politicians pretended to believe that Lawrence was a legitimate businessman and also went out of their way to protect him from any serious criminal investigations by the IRS and any other agencies.
Victim

Gueydan, LA

#7 May 19, 2013
Mark Winshel wrote:
For certain government agencies in which a very high perentage of their employees are lawyers, and furthermore most or all of their higher ranking employees are lawyers, and the IRS and the FBI are two of the most extreme examples of such, the present scandals involving the illegal wiretapping of the AP and the unfair targetting of the Tea Party are not even a drop in the bucket compared to the problems those agencies will have once the general public becomes aware of the fact that lawyers have far and away the highest rates of alcoholism and drug abuse of any major profession, and therefore virtually anything stated by most lawyers should be given even far less credibility than assertions made by the typical high school dropout.
More specifically, the rates of alcoholism and drug abuse, and also of suicide, divorce, and domestic violence, among lawyers are so super skyhigh, that therefore no other major profession comes even slightiy close.
In fact everytime I get called for jury duty, I then write a letter to the head judge of that court system explaining that I am well aware of the skyhigh rates of alcoholism and drug abuse among lawyers, that I also consider most lawyers to be nothing more than professional pathological lawyers and common criminals hiding behind law licenses, that I am not particularly interested in listening to standard lawyers' lies and garbage, and finally that if the legal system was really interested in finding out the facts and the truth and in producing justice, then in most situations lawyers would not even be allowed in the courtroom.
Standing Ovation..........
Mitchell

United States

#8 May 19, 2013
I did enjoy watching that speechless worm, Carney squirm Friday.
The WH press corps was laying it on um pretty good(about time) and the whole white house pr team couldn't put two sentences together coherently as a response.
Carney's gunna have to earn his pay, now.
He's been on easy street.
And he's dropping the ball.

Reminds me of a simple story with a simple moral.
"Bill and Ted were playing golf one day. Everytime bill would get a putt close to the hole Ted would tell him to pick the ball up and give him the hole. Which bill gladly did without attempting the shot. This went on for 17
holes. On the18th hole, bill's green shot landed 3 1/2 feet from the hole. When bill went to pick the ball up Ted chimed in" not this time buddy". Bill took steady aim at the hole and putted missing the simple shot."
.... i hope this little golf story doesn't get my friend fired up:)...
Mark Winshel

Berkeley, CA

#9 May 20, 2013
Some more information related to organized crime kingpin M.L. "Larry The Liar" Lawrence and his lawyers.

It was due to a series of mistakes by them that I became aware of the facts that: one, lawyers have far and away the highest rates of alcoholism and drug abuse of any major profession; and two, when a large fire occurs in the type of building that is usually vacant on the midnight shift, and such as for instance an office building, if the fire is caused by arson and carried out a "torch" working for organized crime, then the fire almost always occurs between 2AM and 4AM, and in fact usually at 3AM.

In fact, a large office buidlng in San Francisco that Lawrence was the primary owner of had a multi million dollar fire that started at 3AM, AND IN FACT JUST BEFORE IT WAS TO BE SUBJECTED TO A SCHEDULED MAJOR CAL OSHA INVESTIGATION INTO ITS MANY ASBESTOS VIOLATIONS, an inspection which if properly done would have made that building worthless, probably also led to to at least hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits for wrongful death (in other words slow mass murder due to such things as lung cancer), and quite likely also caused a lot of the big boys to go to prison for manslaughter and/or murder.

However that fire resulted in the scheduled CAL OSHA investigation being canceled.

NOTE: In SF as long as the under the table bribes are paid, a fix can be arranged in absolutely anything, and including the "investigation" as to cause of a multimillion dollar arson fire, and still furthermore Lawrence was as politically connected as could be, and with ties to all of the big boys, so therefore he had no trouble arranging a fix in the "investigation" as to the cauee of that fire.
alan

Maringouin, LA

#10 May 21, 2013
NickelTricks wrote:
I have often resisted discussing tax topics for fear that the IRS may one day read my posts. So I will offer my opinion. They can raise taxes as high as they like, but some business people will just cheat harder. With only 1 or 2 percent of the returns audited, there isn't much incentive to be honest when it comes to taxes.
its a sad day when people fear their own government in the usa!the investigations are handled by the people who are gov.people?kind of like asking the fox if he ate the chickens!he says no so we are supposed to believe him even when he has feathers on his lips?

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