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    Man crashes airplane in IRS offices - Austin TX

    Austin Plane Crash: Pilot Joseph Andrew Stack May Have Targeted IRS Offices, Says FBI - Crimesider - CBS News

    Austin Plane Crash: Pilot Joseph Andrew Stack May Have Targeted IRS Offices, Says FBI



    AUSTIN (CBS/AP) According to the FBI, Joseph Andrew Stack may have burned his own house down then crashed a small airplane into an Austin office complex that contained government offices.

    The FBI, who has an office in the complex, but not the Echelon Building that was struck, believes the IRS may have been the target.

    At least one person was missing and two people were taken to a hospital, according to Assistant Austin Fire Chief Harry Evans. Their conditions and identities were not immediately known.

    The crash sent workers fleeing as ceilings crumbled, windows shattered and flames shot out of the building.

    Thick black and gray smoke was billowing out of the second and third stories of the building as fire crews using ladder trucks and hoses battled the blaze. Dozens of windows were blown out of the hulking black building.

    Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the pilot didn't file a flight plan. He didn't identify the pilot.

    As a precaution, the Colorado-based North American Aerospace Defense Command launched two F-16 aircraft from Houston's Ellington Field, and is conducting an air patrol over the crash area.

    Peggy Walker, an IRS revenue officer who works in the building said she was sitting at her desk when the plane crashed.

    "It felt like a bomb blew off. The ceiling caved in and windows blew in. We got up and ran," she said.

    The IRS Web site said an office of its EP Team Audit Program is located in the building where the plane crashed. The group, known as EPTA, examines employee benefit plans with 2,500 or more participants, according to the Web site.
    Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    He missed.

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    ^ Don't think so... These are the buggers that come after you and make your life a living hell once they get the scent...

    The IRS Web site said an office of its EP Team Audit Program is located in the building where the plane crashed.

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    he will be called a terrorist instead of a revolutionary. Fucking IRS serves them right IMO they probably took everything from him before he cracked.

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    Last edited by dirtydog; 19-02-2010 at 05:24 AM.

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    Business Insider claims that this is Stack’s website — and there’s a suicide note posted. Sounds like he had tax problems dating back decades and finally went berserk. Quote:

    After my experience with the CPA world, following the business crash I swore that I’d never enter another accountant’s office again. But here I am with a new marriage and a boatload of undocumented income, not to mention an expensive new business asset, a piano, which I had no idea how to handle. After considerable thought I decided that it would be irresponsible NOT to get professional help; a very big mistake.

    When we received the forms back I was very optimistic that they were in order. I had taken all of the years information to Bill Ross, and he came back with results very similar to what I was expecting. Except that he had neglected to include the contents of Sheryl’s unreported income; $12,700 worth of it. To make matters worse, Ross knew all along this was missing and I didn’t have a clue until he pointed it out in the middle of the audit. By that time it had become brutally evident that he was representing himself and not me.

    This left me stuck in the middle of this disaster trying to defend transactions that have no relationship to anything tax-related (at least the tax-related transactions were poorly documented). Things I never knew anything about and things my wife had no clue would ever matter to anyone. The end result is… well, just look around…

    As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.

    I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.
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    Fucking IRS... Once they get their teeth into you, the penalties & interest on outstanding debt can be 2X to 3X the original delinquency...

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    Silly Knut should have paid his taxes like a good American.

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    This website has been taken offline due to the sensitive nature of the events that transpired in Texas this morning and in compliance with a request from the FBI. If you want to see the original letter, please see the archived version at thesmokinggun.com: Plane Crash Suspect's Online Diatribe - February 18, 2010

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    Original page.


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    Joe Stack internet suicide note, the end bit.


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    EMBEDDEDART.COM - Whois Information Registrant:
    Embedded Art
    925 E Hwy 80
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    San Marcos, TX 78666
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    Domain name: EMBEDDEDART.COM


    Administrative Contact:
    Stack, Joe dns.5.sgmail[at]dfgh.net
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    Technical Contact:
    Stack, Joe dns.5.sgmail[at]dfgh.net
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    Registration Service Provider:
    Everyones Internet, domains[at]ev1servers.net
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    Austin plane crash was deliberate, officials say


    (CNN) -- An Austin, Texas, resident with an apparent grudge against the Internal Revenue Service set his house on fire Thursday and then crashed a small plane into a building housing an IRS office with nearly 200 employees, officials said.
    Federal authorities identified the pilot of the Piper Cherokee PA-28 as Joseph Andrew Stack, 53.
    Two people were injured and one person was missing, local officials said. There were no reported deaths.
    A message on a Web site registered to Stack appears to be a suicide note.
    See iReport photos and videos from the scene


    Austin plane crash was deliberate, officials say - CNN.com

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    more about the crash,.......

    William Winnie, an Internal Revenue Service agent, said he was in a training session on the third floor of the building when he saw a light-colored, single engine plane coming at the building.

    “It looked like it was coming right in my window,” Winnie said. He said the plane veered down and to the left and crashed into the floors below. “I didn’t lose my footing, but it was enough to knock people who were sitting to the floor.”…

    “It wasn’t heading into the direction of the building but all of a sudden it took a right and headed straight into it,” Whelan said. “It didn’t look like it was in distress. It wasn’t wavering at all.

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    Details in the letter coincide with details of Stack's life, such as his move from California to Texas in 2004. Once in Austin, he bought a $230,000 home in a leafy subdivision, the same home that he allegedly set on fire before piloting the plane into the building.


    Photos from the scene of the fire showed a fire truck parked in front of a large brick house, flames and plumes of thick smoke rising into the sky. CNN affiliate KXAN reported that Stack's wife and daughter were rescued from their home during the fire. Sheryl Stack, his wife, is listed as a teaching assistant at the University of Texas-Austin.


    The examples of Stack's apparent frustration in the note coincide with financial troubles his companies had.


    The California Franchise Tax Board said Stack's Software Systems Service Corporation license was suspended June 1, 2004, for not paying taxes in 1996 and 2002, CNN affiliate KCRA reported. And another of Stack's companies in California -- known as Prowess Engineering, which became Embedded Art -- had its license suspended November 1, 2000, for a failure to file a 1994 tax return, KCRA reported.


    Thursday's incident left those who knew Stack scratching their heads.


    "I can't believe it's the same person," said Ric Furley, an Austin musician who played in a band with Stack for a period more than two years ago.


    Stack played bass, the accordion and sang for the band, according to the band's Web site.
    Stack was very musical, and conversations with his bandmates typically revolved around music, not grievances he may have had.


    "He was very easygoing," Furley said, adding that he guessed it was insanity that led Stack to his alleged suicide mission. "What else could it be?"


    In the online message, the writer notes how during past times of crisis, like during the Great Depression, some of the wealthy who lost everything were known to have killed themselves.


    "Now, when the wealthy f--- up, the poor get to die for the mistakes ... isn't that a clever, tidy solution," the letter states.


    The letter also hints at darker thoughts.


    "Nothing changes unless there is a body count," the letter says. "I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at 'Big Brother' while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won't continue; I have just had enough."


    He plainly states his conclusion: "Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn't so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer."


    Online activity reveals details about suspected pilot - CNN.com

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    I'm sorry that he was so distressed that he saw this as the only answer. However, I understand. He chose a good target. The IRS is the official US Government Mafia.

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    Texas plane crash pilot: 'I have just had enough'

    Get ready for the authorities to play on this in the aim of promoting terrorism.
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    (CNN) -- A portrait is beginning to emerge of Joseph Andrew Stack, the man officials believe set his house on fire and then intentionally crashed his small aircraft into an office building in Austin, Texas.
    Stack, 53, owns a Piper Cherokee PA-28, according to aviation records, and federal officials believe that is the plane that crashed into the building.
    A message on a software company Web site registered to Stack appears to be a suicide note.
    "If you're reading this, you're no doubt asking yourself, 'Why did this have to happen?' " the message says. "The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time."
    At the FBI's request, the letter was later removed from the site.
    As recently as February 7, the Web site was for Embedded Art, which appears to be a software company founded by Stack.
    "Embedded Art is a small independent software house, specializing in process control and automation," a cached version of the Web site said. "In its current form it represents the culmination of 20 years of experience in the software development consulting business. Founded by Joe Stack in 1983 (under the name of Prowess Engineering) in Southern California, the company thrived for 15 years until shifting focus to the Sacramento area to take advantage of growth in the Silicon Valley."

    Texas plane crash pilot: 'I have just had enough' - CNN.com


    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/im...ack.letter.pdf Suicide Note
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    An air strike on the IRS by another disgruntled tax payer.

    Give the guy a medal.

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    Universal income tax is quite barbaric. Most Americans have been bamboozled by an 'agency' that isn't akin to government. The revolution seems to be at a steady simmer.

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    I agree "Give this guy a medal" I read his very articulate letter, and sadly the years of frustration in being ineffective in fixing the broken wheel, seems to have overfilled his cup! How many of us agree with so any of his issues!
    He has become famous and at least made us think about what we can do to "fix the broken wheels" of government and a seriously unbalanced social system.
    Perhaps he will have created uneasiness in a few of the "greedy pigs with their heads in the trough"


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    The odds were stacked against him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Give the guy a medal.
    What if a Muslim flies a plane into an IRS office? Would you be all conflicted and shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    An air strike on the IRS by another disgruntled tax payer.

    Give the guy a medal.
    Suicide missions are always unfortunate. I doubt the IRS or the Federal Reserve will loosen their control over US society.
    More likely they will use this as another reason to clamp down further on personal liberties.
    Look for more restrictions on private aircraft to be unveiled.

    Too bad the guy didn't just steal Al Gore's G5 and fly it into the IRS. That would have gotten a bit more attention.

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    ^Don't worry, i'm sure the feds will eventually spin this as terrorism and relate it to the 9-11 truth movement or simlar.

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