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The media cannot accept the truth... that maybe the guy was neither... That maybe the people are smarter... Maybe their little magic glowing box of mind control isn't 100% effective. Maybe people know the stuff on TV is bullsh*t spin
Originally posted by SpacePunk
reply to post by theonlyrusty
Lady Liberty is now just a dead whore that those in power keep using for their own ends. Oh they trot her out once in awhile like a tasteless version of Weekend at Bernies, everyone ooo's and aaa's, but in the end she's gotta be put back.
Originally posted by SpacePunk
reply to post by cindymars
Admittedly, I had to stop after I wrote that because I was laughing so hard. I didn't realize the total absurdity of it until it was completely out, but that happens. You are not the first person to ask me that, and probably not the last. Unfortunately a co-worker of my wife keeps saying things like "You are like a sober Hunter Thompson, just don't go shooting yourself." I always reply, "That's someone elses job." The unfortunate thing is that I just can't read the guy at all.
Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
Originally posted by articulus
I find the fact that so many people here at ATS are expressing support for this action and individual - simply because he posted an angry screed on the internet before doing this - quite disturbing. People keep starting redundant threads to praise this maniac, and posting his "manifesto" again and again as though it contained wisdom. It's evidently true that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter...... This man was no different from a religious zealot on the other side of the world, except that he has found sympathizers among people who consider themselves "patriots." Dissatisfaction with tax code and government is never an excuse for violence.
[edit on 2/18/10 by articulus]
You know, you're absolutely right.
And, an interesting analogy. What DO this guy and the Islamic terrorists have in common? (despite BOTH being despicable actions)
Their rage against one. Common. Entity: The US Government.
Starting to get the picture?
[edit on 2/18/2010 by SquirrelNutz]
Originally posted by boomadatigger
Originally posted by l neXus l
reply to post by brainwrek
your argument is null, yes there are a few people like that who say they are just doing their job, but not everyone
So when one wages an attack one has to gauge who is innocent or who isn't? Sorry buddy, fights aren't waged like that. As far as I'm concerned those people chose their side whether fully aware of what they were doing or not. The time for rational debate or working within the system has long passed. I think deep down inside the majority of Americans know that on some level. You know, the next poster knows, etc. What everyone is doing when they suggest trying to work within a system that is RUN by the very entity they are trying to fight. is grasping at straws. Hoping beyond hope that maybe THIS TIME things will change. But deep down inside you know it won't. And that scares you.
Originally posted by lunarminer
reply to post by hadriana
The key is legal loopholes. I think that the manifesto makes it very obvious that Mr. Stack was involved multiple times in illegal loopholes and he got caught. Rule number one is not to break the law. Rule number two is not to get caught. Rule number three is pay your fine and don't do it again. I think that it is fair to say that Mr. Stack broke all of the rules.
Does anyone know enough about the tax law to know if you are required to file when your income is zero from all sources?