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Did the IRS every ask FR for member lists?

Posted on 05/18/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT by 7thOF7th

Did the IRS ever strong arm FR and demand member lists?


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1 posted on 05/18/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT by 7thOF7th
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To: 7thOF7th

I think your question is extremely fair.

I have wondered that for years.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 7:24:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 7thOF7th

No need really. Just run a bot for a couple hours via Google. We are all there.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 7:26:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: gaijin

Actually, I have wonder similar things. I suspect they do not have to ask for the list. If it is on the Internet, Uncle knows about it, if he wants to.


4 posted on 05/18/2013 7:27:26 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Just google your screen name + Free Republic. It isn’t hard to find out who people are from there if you have the resources.


5 posted on 05/18/2013 7:27:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 7thOF7th

They already have a list. We’re the ones who file tax returns with them every year.


6 posted on 05/18/2013 7:28:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: 7thOF7th

I can’t see what they would use to justify such questions.

I don’t think FR is tax exempt. I know our donations are not deductible.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 7:28:40 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: 7thOF7th

Durning the clintoon years there was a lawsuit that had it origions in DC. There were trolls and a not so nice individual that went by the name of “esquire”, it was political.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 7:29:01 PM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA)
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To: 7thOF7th
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9 posted on 05/18/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: cripplecreek

And since google is in bed with the admin anyway, you can bet we are all crossrefrenced across many govt databases via IP addy and a number of other ways. NSA not required. Nor a warrant. Data mining 101. Most people never realize it.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 7:31:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

What is a bot?


11 posted on 05/18/2013 7:31:19 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: 7thOF7th

Of course not. Like much of the internet, we are “below the radar”. We are not high profile.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 7:31:50 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: 7thOF7th
I'm sure that if the Feds put a little effort into it they could learn a lot about us with any cooperation from FR management whatsoever.I'd be surprised if someone in DC was watching us at least occasionally.That's why I never,*ever* say *everything* that I'd like to say here (and elsewhere).
13 posted on 05/18/2013 7:31:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: gaijin

I’d imagine an IRS agent thinking about doing so would figure out that we’d be able to quickly raise funds for adequate legal representation, so he wouldn’t try it. The IRS has generally bullied those who could not defend themselves.


14 posted on 05/18/2013 7:33:25 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Norm Lenhart

I didn’t realize just how many posts of mine google has archived. lol


15 posted on 05/18/2013 7:33:52 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: WomBom

A computer program that runs automatically to gather information.


16 posted on 05/18/2013 7:33:54 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: WomBom

a program that can do this type of datamining automatically basically. Click start and it does the work.


17 posted on 05/18/2013 7:34:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ConservativeInPA

Thanks for the answer, I was just curious about whether the IRS or other government agencies might have ever tried to impede the free exchange of opinion here on FR.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 7:34:56 PM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Facebook is the other big one and there are many many more. Probably all feeding info to Der Fuhrer through force or willing complicity.

FR is about the only place I really trust and we’re out in the open here so the feds can gather info that way.


19 posted on 05/18/2013 7:35:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: machogirl

Big Brother never forgets a pretty face ;)


20 posted on 05/18/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: jespasinthru
We are not high profile.

We're probably low profile enough that Attorney Corporal Holder seldom,if ever,hears mention made of us but I'd wager that there's some young punk at DOJ who recently graduated from Yale Law School who's assigned to watch us.

21 posted on 05/18/2013 7:35:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: 7thOF7th

should read “without any cooperation”


22 posted on 05/18/2013 7:36:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Gracias! ;)


23 posted on 05/18/2013 7:36:34 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: gaijin

They already know everything about us, believe me. I’m sure all of our IP addresses are registered and in a database of “enemies of the state” somewhere.

Probably the most radical thing most of us have done is being members of our local GOP, maybe doing some poll-watching or GOTV calling during the elections, and perhaps joining a march or event of the small, rag-tag bunch of “Tea Partiers” in our town. And for that, we’re public enemy #1?

The best defense is a good offense. Write to your congresscritters and everybody and make everything public. That way somebody might notice when we get dragged out of our houses during the night.

This is insane and I never thought I would be so afraid of the US government - for nothing.

In the meantime, they haven’t even managed to indict the surviving Boston bomber and if they don’t do it within 30 days (deadline approaching), he walks. But I guess somebody who actually hates America and goes out and kills Americans is an ok kind of guy because he’s just confused, with being a Muslim and whatall, while those of us who are born and bred Americans or sincere immigrant Americans are threats. Go figure.


24 posted on 05/18/2013 7:36:52 PM PDT by livius
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m sure we are.


25 posted on 05/18/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: cripplecreek

I long since stopped worrying. If they want anything about me, they’ll get it and none of us no matter how good our IT skills will stop it. Thats why I use my real name. No point pretending.


26 posted on 05/18/2013 7:37:28 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 7thOF7th
they can prolly scour the credit card DB's to see who contributes...
27 posted on 05/18/2013 7:37:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

lol, so true


28 posted on 05/18/2013 7:37:47 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Nik Naym

I think this site is private - not at all any type of 501 - by design!


29 posted on 05/18/2013 7:37:53 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: 7thOF7th

There would be no need to ask because people who think the way a majority of us do around here are already known by the government. Most of us probably appear on a number of lists.

One thing we can all be sure of is that the feds, I should say fascists, are monitoring this sight and flagging posts they take exception with. We are dealing with a monster.


30 posted on 05/18/2013 7:38:24 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Just in the last 24 hours I’ve picked up some 3 dozen hard left followers on twitter. They apparently think they’re going to intimidate me into silence.

I did lose 4 of them last night after suggesting that Obama could take a job as a fluffer in the gay porn industry after leaving the white house.


31 posted on 05/18/2013 7:39:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

After?


32 posted on 05/18/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: machogirl

You’d be surprised at just how quickly they appear there if you use frequently searched keywords, too. Intentionally or not. There’s a reason FR annoys the left so, above and beyond mere content. Ever heard of a Google-bomb? FR basically does it en masse every single day, particularly with hot breaking topics that provoke conservative outrage.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 7:40:11 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Never heard of a “google bomb”, but I’d never heard of a “trucker bomb” either until someone posted an article out of WA state in which they counted (the state) number of urine-filled bottles they found along the WA highways in a year. I am usually the last to know anything. lol


34 posted on 05/18/2013 7:42:07 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: 7thOF7th

I have a feeling they know who we are. I also think they know who all the gun owners nationwide are. At least those who have concealed carry permits.


35 posted on 05/18/2013 7:42:57 PM PDT by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: cripplecreek

lol, now you’ve done it. you are going to be audited!


36 posted on 05/18/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: 7thOF7th

37 posted on 05/18/2013 7:45:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
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38 posted on 05/18/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: machogirl

Ummm ... how about - how many Free Republic archives ... LOL ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:machogirl/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


39 posted on 05/18/2013 7:47:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Post #6: so true!


40 posted on 05/18/2013 7:48:28 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: JoeProBono

Great graphic! Do you mind if I borrow it?


41 posted on 05/18/2013 7:49:26 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: freeagle

This site doesn’t look private to me. Everything is “open” here. I see everyone’s posts ... :-)


42 posted on 05/18/2013 7:49:36 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 7thOF7th
 photo eye3_zps7f9fffb2.gif Oh Crap! I'm in deep do-do!
43 posted on 05/18/2013 7:52:12 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Star Traveler

If I had a nickel for each one, I’d be rich. ;)


44 posted on 05/18/2013 7:52:19 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Star Traveler
Everyone's?
45 posted on 05/18/2013 7:52:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 7thOF7th

I recall a threat of legal action or maybe legal action itself against FR relating to the posting of full articles.

The result was that for certain websites, only links or excerpts can be posted - not full articles.

Maybe someone can shed more light on this as I don’t remember the whole story (if I ever even knew the whole story).


46 posted on 05/18/2013 7:52:38 PM PDT by randita
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To: 7thOF7th; doug from upland

Secret Service:

Oh, no! DFU reported to the FBI again! (Well, the other times were actually the Secret Service)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2263277/posts


47 posted on 05/18/2013 7:53:25 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Star Traveler

Don’t forget the Rat blogs that follow the website closely.


48 posted on 05/18/2013 7:53:36 PM PDT by Viennacon (l)
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To: 7thOF7th

I’m sure there is a FEMA camp cot with my name on it. :-)


49 posted on 05/18/2013 7:53:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Big Brother never forgets a pretty face

Nor do they forget old outspoken ones.

50 posted on 05/18/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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