Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- Three Plowshares activists, including an 82-year-old nun, breached security at the Oak Ridge “Y-12” nuclear weapons facility, cutting through a series of fences in order to vandalize one of the buildings with anti-nuclear-weapons messages. This caused the authorities to shut down the facility for several days in order to reassess its security.
- The Pacific Yearly Meeting has pledged $100 per resister per year in matching funds for any Monthly Meeting in its jurisdiction that supports member Quakers who are war tax resisters by reimbursing them for penalties and interest seized by the IRS.
- Ed Agro gives us his two-cents about the “one-man revolution” in response to my post on the subject .
- Vickie Aldrich gives us an update on her battle with the IRS over frivolous filing penalties and such.
- “While the IRS says it detected 938,664 bogus tax returns [for ], the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reports finding approximately 1.5 million additional undetected tax returns with potentially fraudulent tax refunds totaling in excess of $5.2 billion. TIGTA estimates the IRS could issue $21 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the next five years.” “The scam is so rampant that thieves are apparently sending in false returns in bulk without even bothering to change the mailing address on the returns. The inspector general said it found one residential address in Lansing, Michigan that was the source of an astonishing 2,137 tax returns, and to which the IRS directed more than $3.3 million in potentially fraudulent refunds.”