Yesterday`s Texas IRS Crash Man`s Manifesto

Submitted by: madest 7 years ago
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2010/0218102stack1.html

Yesterday, a guy set his house and family on fire and flew his plane in an IRS building. Here"s his written explanation.
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Male 28
"I`ve been screwed, i know what i`ll do to get even - i`ll attempt mass murder. That makes sense, a completely normal act of retaliation."

either you`re a total dumb shhit or you didn`t read the letter
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Male 3,915
it says how his entire life big government has repeatedly tricked him and either erased his retire funds or dashed his hopes and dreams...many times....

his whole article is truth...but i don`t condone what he did.....

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Female 236
HOLY POO! YELLOW!!
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Male 5,194
TL/DR
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Male 2,199
I don`t want to read it all, someone sum it up for me in 5 words or less...
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Male 759
I`ve been screwed, i know what i`ll do to get even - i`ll attempt mass murder. That makes sense, a completely normal act of retaliation.
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Male 915
there is a big difference between standing up for yourself and flying a plane into a fuc king building thank you
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Male 62
I don`t disagree with a lot he said, average people get shafted and rich fly into DC on private jets to explain how they screwed up and need us to bail them out for a couple hundred billion.

Phrankly - I`d put them all away with Madoff, there`s a line between incompetence (i.e, you`re fired) and negligence (you`re going to jail) and all the top execs should be in prison with all their assets confiscated.

Or do like the Chinese do - put a bullet in the back of the corrupt crooks!

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Male 587
After being screwed his whole life by the government that is supposed to protect him he decides to stand up for his self. Unless things change I suspect things to get a lot worse domestically, which is the last thing the country needs right now but we the people are being left with little choice.
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Male 2,796
I am a Marine, sworn to defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic, etc. But I have to say, this manifesto does not seem all that crazy. I am not at all condoning what he did or the action he took afterward, but I can relate to the angst, the anger and frustration; as I am sure many can.

The only thing I am worried about is that the hardliners will take this as a signal to rally and take further action. That manifesto right there... it may as well have been my Father talking the ENTIRE way through it! Scary to think about because come to think of it, there are plenty of people who feel this way. A dime a dozen.

You watch, this man will be a hero to many people.

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Male 1,646
"These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a "crackpot" traitor, or worse."

yes... because people who refuse to accept the laws of society are mentally damaged and do insane things like set houses on fire and crash planes into buildings. for us to survive as a species, laws and government must exist.

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Female 1,283
In my opinion, flying a plane into sh*t isn`t your best solution.
Sordyh summed it up quite nicely on what I`m thinking:
Friday, February 19, 2010 11:52:56 AM
"This man is the epitome of a bitch. We ALL suffer from the government`s stupidity. And let`s be honest: He could afford a Cherokee 140, so he must not be THAT strapped. And even if he was, he could sell the plane. Rather, he bitched out and hurt 2 if not 3 people, and made his wife and kids suffer from the loss of the home he burnt down. I don`t care how many boo-hoo excuses are made, he is a coward that ended his life so he didn`t have to face the day-to-day bullpoo all of us deal with."

How do you italicize lol?

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Female 1,283
Nidonemo, what he meant was that this country is all effed up, from childhood to adulthood. Taxes, what you`re labeled for speaking up against the system.
After he graduated, he was just another nameless figure with a sh*tty degree that was said to give him a lot of dough.
He had to use his savings and retirement funding to give him his survival needs. After this, it seems like he tried a new business and declined professional help, which further put him in money problems.
He goes off to rant more about the inability of government workers and the overall screwing that Big Brother does.
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Male 877
is it true that americans have to pay theyre taxes when ordered to do so by a court of law?...and the reason for this is your courts have `admiriality law`. i belive it has something to do with the gold fringe that surrounds your flag that only appears in your courts...if this isnt the case feel free to correct me...
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Male 3,431
"Violence isn`t only the answer, it`s the only answer."

I am sympathetic to a lot of his angst, but I don`t think the I.R.S. is specifically to blame. The Government is too big, cumbersome and disorganized. We need to stream line it, localize it, and provide 100% transparency in every transaction.

However, as grim as it may seem, it`s still a hell of a lot better than it could be.

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Male 9,306
After reading the entire document, I unfortunately don`t understand half of what he said. It`s way over my comprehension, and I feel frustrated because I`d love to know exactly what he meant.
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Male 736
this isn`t terrorism? this isn`t an attack on the very heart of the administrative structure of the american government? what would y`all say if that guy just happened to be named muhammed something? or barack something, lol.
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Male 3,756
Imagine what this guy would be like if we had universal health care.
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Male 3,756
On the local news last night they had a story that basically said, "Well, the IRS does kinda suck."
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Male 716
Okay... yes... we know the system`s broken.

However... flying a plane into a building doesn`t fix things... as a matter of fact, it makes them more broken.

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Male 690
This man was far from insane. He was a patriot. The real thing.
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Male 14,330
"`In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." - Ben Franklin

He had a house and a plane how poor is he & the people he attacked were workers not anyone with more money than him.

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Female 1,043
so...to fight taxes, he gives austin MORE taxes to pay for the mess he caused?
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Male 16
Holy poo, that was a good read. That guy did something I never could do GET EDUCATED about the poo wrong here in the US. Look where it got him for trying. I wonder if I will be alive the day this poo stops.
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Male 3,296
"We ALL suffer from the government`s stupidity"

yeah but we do nothing about it. i am not saying to crash a plane into the IRS (although is probably the most effective way to call their attention) but we can all at least try

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Male 2,034
Man up, bitch.
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Male 25,416
2 long!
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Male 1,193
now everyone else in that area has to pay taxes to rebuild his damages. selfish man.
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Female 211
In history class I was taught that one of the biggest impacts of the Black Plauge was that fact that it could affect anyone. Even kings and clergy, whom everyone thought were invincable, suffered and died. My teacher said the plauge acted as an equalizer, and helped set the stage for the liberal views of the Renaissance.

That`s what America needs, metaphorically speaking; a plauge.

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Male 795
I agree with everything he said. I don`t agree with what he did, but he makes an interesting point.
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Male 25
This man is the epitome of a bitch. We ALL suffer from the government`s stupidity. And let`s be honest: He could afford a Cherokee 140, so he must not be THAT strapped. And even if he was, he could sell the plane. Rather, he bitched out and hurt 2 if not 3 people, and made his wife and kids suffer from the loss of the home he burnt down. I don`t care how many boo-hoo excuses are made, he is a coward that ended his life so he didn`t have to face the day-to-day bullpoo all of us deal with.
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Female 385
oooooooo 6 pages?! can someone summary this? i doubt my attention span will let me get past page 1.
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Male 122
Hey LazyMe484, can you get me a job up there? :-)
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Male 2,690
Not only did we have this going on, but we also had a train derail near Galveston the same day. Grrrr.
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Male 10,440
AARRGG! Why must I be reminded again and again in every other post how much America sucks?!

The truth is I don`t want it to.

If you are smart enough you`ll leave, as this guy should have - to Canada, or better - to Europe.

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Male 1,929
Oh, if only he had cleared the building first. Then I would have absolutely loved it.
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Male 122
The frustration we feel is worsened by the fact that there`s no one person to aim your anger toward. We all want someone to blame. What you DON`T do is fly your plane into the side of a building to kill innocent ppl. The IRS isn`t comprised of those 200 people in Austin, TX.
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Male 174
Not being a `crackpot` implies that you can control yourself. It`s evident he had issues but he still acted irrationally.
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Female 4,039
Guy`s a Grade A Douche.

That`s a real narsicistic (sp.?) way to commit suicide. If he wanted to kill himself then go ahead and get on with it - don`t try and take innocent people with you.

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Male 639
He didn`t set his family on fire. His wife and step daughter are fine. Well except for being homeless and confused.

I drove past the building yesterday by the way. You could see the smoke for miles.

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Male 3,255
@almost every commenter here

"tl;dr, staying ignorant is much better and easier than actively gaining knowledge. Not being a retarded waste of space is REALLY hard, bro..."

fixt

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Male 263
"what is this all about? it seems too long, and i just woke up, so i don`t want to read it." so you couldn`t take 5 min on a site you would probably spend at least an hour on to actually be informed. Don`t go bitching when the government screws you over and no one seems to care or listen. Don`t think it`s going to happen ? post again when you don`t have any social security by the time you are ready to retire.
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Male 2,440
I can safely say that 99% of Americans would love to have every IRS building burn to the ground. Why? Because we f*cking HATE the IRS! It`s bullsh*t!
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Female 204
Anyone who thinks this guy is a crackpot or a moron NEEDS to read the letter. It is a cry of desperation, and makes good, valid points. It is eloquently written and not by some "psycho". Though I do not condone the behavior, my sympathies are with him.
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Male 1,308
It`s surprisingly lucid for a terrorist
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Male 1,548
tl;dr
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Male 4,594
Screw it. I`m not reading it. I got as far as "If you are reading this, you are no doubt thinking "Why did this have to happen?"".

Oops, wrong already dipwad, I was thinking "What a goddam moron."

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Male 5,314
what is this all about? it seems too long, and i just woke up, so i don`t want to read it.
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Male 1,678
6 pages? I thought this site was supposed to REDUCE boredom
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Male 7,378
Link: Yesterday`s Texas IRS Crash Man`s Manifesto [Rate Link] - Yesterday, a guy set his house and family on fire and flew his plane in an IRS building. Here`s his written explanation.
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