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Democrats are Revolting against Republicans - by Destroying Statues of Racist Democrats.

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 on: Today at 06:51:27 AM 
Started by darkflower - Last post by captain_kook
Deregulation will allow more media consolidation.

Not a good thing - look at how major media ownership has shrunk from thousands
to mere dozens of owners
since Reagan eliminated limits on media ownership.

Net neutrality is the reason we've enjoyed access to any website we want to see
and the reason Jim can put up a website of his own
without his ISP deciding they don't like his content so they charge him extra for bandwidth
or even block access to the rest of us.

Net neutrality is the golden age of the internet -
if it goes away we'll have micro-managed internet just like China has.

NOT a good thing, Americans.
 

 2 
 on: Today at 06:40:29 AM 
Started by wxzyw - Last post by captain_kook
That was NO FINDING of wrongdoing issued by any court against the IRS.

Even the "settlement" the Trump administration just made includes no - zero - findings of wrongdoing.


The Court ruling itself merely orders the IRS to obey all laws and regulations going forward
 
- but does NOT LIST OR RULE THAT ANY VIOLATIONS OCCURRED.

Read this:



Here is the declaratory judgement of the court:

49. The Court hereby declares that it is wrong to apply the United States tax laws, including any and all tax rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of review, to any tax-exempt applicant or entity based solely on such entity’s name, any lawful positions it espouses on any issues, or its associations or perceived associations with a particular political movement, position, or viewpoint.

50. The Court hereby declares that any action or inaction taken by the IRS must be applied evenhandedly and not based solely on a tax-exempt applicant or entity’s name, political viewpoint, or associations or perceived associations with a particular political movement, position, or viewpoint.

51. The Court hereby declares that discrimination on the basis of political viewpoint in administering the United States tax code violates fundamental First Amendment rights. Disparate treatment of taxpayers based solely on the taxpayers’ names, any lawful positions the taxpayers espouse on any issues, or the taxpayers’ associations or perceived associations with a particular political movement, position, or viewpoint is unlawful.
--


Note that the judgement does not include any finding that anybody did any of those wrong things.


Paul Streckfus of EO Tax Journal wrote
"..the plaintiffs got nothing but platitudes.

In the other case, NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. IRS, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting a multi-million dollar settlement, which will net out to a few thousand dollars for each of 428 plaintiffs, but no apology. I'll take the money over an apology, thank you.


The big winners in this litigation will be the attorneys. While the IRS does not have to pay plaintiffs' attorneys' fees in Linchpins, and probably not in NorCal, the conservative foundations and organizations presumably backing this litigation against the IRS have reputations for paying promptly attorneys who bring these cases, so no starving attorneys, thank God."  http://eotaxjournal.com/eotj/

Why Now?
Repealing and replacing Obamacare was something of a bust.  So having the IRS finally grovelling to the Tea Party might be giving some satisfaction to the Trump base , which might well be disappointed by the upcoming tax bill. 


https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2017/10/27/irs-scandal-ends-as-it-began-with-an-apology/#2dc6640efd4b

 3 
 on: Today at 06:36:10 AM 
Started by KensanIV - Last post by captain_kook
The dumbasses are those who insist that there was any finding of wrongdoing by the IRS

That was NO FINDING of wrongdoing issued by any court against the IRS.

Even the "settlement" the Trump administration just made includes no - zero - findings of wrongdoing.


The Court ruling itself merely orders the IRS to obey all laws and regulations going forward
 
- but does NOT LIST OR RULE THAT ANY VIOLATIONS OCCURRED.

Read this:



Here is the declaratory judgement of the court:

49. The Court hereby declares that it is wrong to apply the United States tax laws, including any and all tax rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of review, to any tax-exempt applicant or entity based solely on such entity’s name, any lawful positions it espouses on any issues, or its associations or perceived associations with a particular political movement, position, or viewpoint.

50. The Court hereby declares that any action or inaction taken by the IRS must be applied evenhandedly and not based solely on a tax-exempt applicant or entity’s name, political viewpoint, or associations or perceived associations with a particular political movement, position, or viewpoint.

51. The Court hereby declares that discrimination on the basis of political viewpoint in administering the United States tax code violates fundamental First Amendment rights. Disparate treatment of taxpayers based solely on the taxpayers’ names, any lawful positions the taxpayers espouse on any issues, or the taxpayers’ associations or perceived associations with a particular political movement, position, or viewpoint is unlawful.
--


Note that the judgement does not include any finding that anybody did any of those wrong things.


Paul Streckfus of EO Tax Journal wrote
"..the plaintiffs got nothing but platitudes.

In the other case, NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. IRS, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting a multi-million dollar settlement, which will net out to a few thousand dollars for each of 428 plaintiffs, but no apology. I'll take the money over an apology, thank you.
The big winners in this litigation will be the attorneys. While the IRS does not have to pay plaintiffs' attorneys' fees in Linchpins, and probably not in NorCal, the conservative foundations and organizations presumably backing this litigation against the IRS have reputations for paying promptly attorneys who bring these cases, so no starving attorneys, thank God."  http://eotaxjournal.com/eotj/

Why Now?
Repealing and replacing Obamacare was something of a bust.  So having the IRS finally grovelling to the Tea Party might be giving some satisfaction to the Trump base , which might well be disappointed by the upcoming tax bill. 


https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2017/10/27/irs-scandal-ends-as-it-began-with-an-apology/#2dc6640efd4b

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 on: Today at 04:57:48 AM 
Started by Sadie402 - Last post by takncarabizniz
sadie, in many ways I believe you're correct.

I am so worn out from playing fireman at work for people who haven't got a clue how to do their jobs...yet expect that things will just magically happen...

 5 
 on: Today at 04:56:06 AM 
Started by takncarabizniz - Last post by takncarabizniz
Egads, can't you two take your dick slapping match out to the parking lot, please?

Why does every post have to degrade into a pissing match?

 6 
 on: Today at 04:55:01 AM 
Started by luvtimes - Last post by takncarabizniz
Be safe out there on the roads yourself!  Thank you

 7 
 on: Today at 02:42:48 AM 
Started by Jw2 - Last post by Dan
Poor johniel.  Always a loser and pedophile.

 8 
 on: Today at 02:39:56 AM 
Started by darkflower - Last post by Dan
Deregulation will restore competition.  Yeaaa freedom!

 9 
 on: Today at 01:23:28 AM 
Started by wvit1001 - Last post by KensanIV
The pollution problem can be blamed on the Church and the stand against Birth control.  The Climate will continue to get worse and worse as our world population gets larger.

Not to mention the fact that about 1.7 billion world citizens will go to bed hungry tonight.  And tomorrow if they can find anything to eat, they will burn more fossil fuels to cook it.

As my family used to say..."Tell the Pope to go sell a hat." and feed these poor people so they can continue to have kids.

 10 
 on: Today at 01:15:10 AM 
Started by KensanIV - Last post by KensanIV
Isn't that another liberal dumbass behind her with his mouth open.

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