Jailtime For IRS’ Political Hacks – Investors.com

Using legal technicalities to silence and repress political dissent under the color of the nation’s most feared enforcement agency isn’t mismanagement. It’s a crime.

It’s incompatible with democracy and it shatters public confidence in the rule of law. It’s the very crime the State Department is now condemning in Venezuela: the use of legal technicalities to halt popular opposition candidates from running for office. Until now, this kind of activity has had no precedent in our country, and it must be stopped before it becomes the standard.

Source: Jailtime For IRS’ Political Hacks – Investors.com

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXCLUSIVE! People Who Illegally Trade in Antiquities Commit Other Crimes!

The Banteay Chhmar temple was famous for its wall carvings. Looters hacked one wall into pieces. PHOTOGRAPH BY KRIS LEBOUTILLIER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
The Banteay Chhmar temple was famous for its wall carvings. Looters hacked one wall into pieces. PHOTOGRAPH BY KRIS LEBOUTILLIER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

Most countries have laws prohibiting the plundering of sites and the export of their stolen cultural heritage, but wealthy collectors and other buyers continue to purchase looted artifacts, often viewing the trade as “a victimless crime,” Mackenzie says.

But several studies, both ongoing and published, link antiquities traffickers to a range of serious crimes, including corruption, money laundering, prostitution, and the smuggling of drugs and endangered wildlife. Moreover, new evidence from Afghanistan and Iraq suggests that artifact smuggling networks are closely connected with violent insurgents.

via New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime.

IRS lost emails by official in tea party probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service said Friday it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy, sparking outrage from congressional investigators who have been probing the agency for more than a year. — via IRS lost emails by official in tea party probe.

I hate coming off angry here, but the IRS lost nothing.  This is a lie to cover up the original crime.