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Mid-Edition Update for February 1, 2016


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Featured In This Update:

Operation Uki Goshi--The First Few Videos Are Posted!


Reflecting On The Tragic Death In Oregon


Regarding "Astroturf" And Trolls Trolls


WANTED! Your Articles!!


Watching The Watchmen- Updated


Updates on Doreen's case can be found here.

And Don't Miss These:

Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law


Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week


Your Comments


...and much, much more!


Hot Topics In The News:


The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

On Obamacare

And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!



"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison


Operation Uki Goshi-- Updated With The First Few Videos!

Using the power of lies against the liars

THERE'S A PRINCIPLE BROADLY DEPLOYED IN JUDO that gives this martial art its lofty spiritual and practical stature. This principle can be summed up as: An adversary's aggression can be leveraged into a devastating application of counter-force by even a much smaller, but wiser, opponent.

One of the simple applications of this principle in the art of Judo is labeled "Uki Goshi". It is a throw in which the target is rotated over the thrower's hip.

Uki Goshi can be initiated by the one making use of it. More commonly though, Uki Goshi capitalizes on the movements of an adversary, whose aggressive acts offer his weight, balance and inertia for use as energy and opportunity to slap him to the ground on his back, hard.

Uki Goshi is one of the classic popularized judo moves. We've all watched scenes in movies in which an aggressor throws a punch and the judoka effortlessly steps into the attacker's movement, grabbing the punching arm, planting his own hip as a pivot, and converting the attacker's forward momentum into a fast ass-over-teakettle trip to the floor. That's Uki Goshi (or a variation thereof).

I WAS REMINDED OF UKI GOSHI during the oral arguments in Doreen's appeal. Members of the three-judge panel said things at one point or another which reflected the government's careful and deliberate misrepresentations about CtC.

These misrepresentations include things such as the false assertion that CtC claims the income tax is unconstitutional, or claims that "wages are not income" or claims that "only federal, state and local government workers are subject to the income tax", to give a few examples. See a couple of these false assertions actually made under oath by a DOJ attorney testifying in a trial in 2014 here.

 The misrepresentations have been deployed for years by the scamsters whose good thing is threatened by what CtC actually says. The false ascription to the book of nonsense that the "tax protestor" community has been flogging for decades is meant to encourage people-- especially other government officials and private professionals involved in tax-related businesses-- to imagine that CtC is just more of the same.

The idea of the false ascriptions is to encourage these targets to reflexively disregard CtC without examination to see what the book actually says. It is to encourage them to forego the harder work of conducting rigorous analysis of an argument or issue which can be associated with the book. These targets are encouraged to instead just take it for granted that were the trouble of such an analysis to be undertaken, there would come a point at which it would be discovered that one or another of these nonsense arguments lies as the basis for what is being analyzed.

SO, THE FALSE ARGUMENT-ASCRIPTIONS are a big part of the Big Lie effort to evade the people-liberating, state-restraining truth revealed in CtC. But lies are always two-edged swords. As long as lies stand uncontested, they serve the liar, but reliance on them makes the liar correspondingly more vulnerable to the truth, at risk of being much more exposed and rapidly defeated than had the lie never been told in the first place.

Just so, by hanging their hopes on these lies about what CtC says, the adversaries of the truth have generated an inertia which can be leveraged into a hard throw-down through a form of cognitive Uki Goshi. Showing that CtC actually DOESN'T say what the liars claim will raise the profile of the book and excite interest in verifying the book's contents by the very people the liars hope to mislead.

Further, exposure of the lies will raise in everyone's mind the very productive question of why it is that the defenders and beneficiaries of the status quo were so driven to lie about this particular package of information. Government officials lying about the content of a book is a very intriguing thing. It being done is as rare as hen's teeth, and it being done makes clear that what is ACTUALLY in the book scares those government liars quite badly.

OKAY, THAT'S THE INTRODUTION. Here's the project: I will compile a film from videos each of you make and send me, in which you simply declare certain specified truths about CtC that are selected to debunk the various specific lies told about it as part of the disinformation scheme.

The film will serve as an explicit rebuttal and rebuke of the falsehoods. At a minimum, it will raise the questions discussed above in general

The film will also equip each person ever facing the lies or reliance on the lies-- whether from friends and acquaintances, professional service-providers or government officials of any kind-- with firm footing and a powerful corrective response. Further, it will likely encourage many people to undertake a study of CtC and learn the liberating truth for themselves-- the sole process by which we will all reach a point at which that truth is no longer resisted in any institutional venue.

So get out your copy of CtC and your cell-phones, web-cams, or your digital cameras (any of these will do). Print this script guide (which is also shown below), or open it on your screen. Then just crank out and send me your one minute video. I'll do the rest.

(BTW... You don't need to read the script verbatim-- that's why it's called a "guide". But what you say shouldn't go into other areas than those in the guide, and should include each of those that are. Understand, this is neither a performance, nor a soapbox project. It is, rather, a very focused specialty project.)

Video Script Guide

Hi! I'm [your name]. I'm a [what you do] from [city], [state], and I want to tell you about a book, Cracking the Code- the Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America. [Hold up and display the book]

Somewhat to my surprise, this book showed me that the income tax is perfectly Constitutional.

What's more, and even more to my surprise, this book made clear to me that the income tax is actually a very desirable tax.

In fact, knowing what I know now, I firmly oppose any effort to abolish the income tax or replace it with any alternative tax system. Those boosting such proposals simply don't understand the existing tax.  [Pause briefly]

Another thing this book showed me is that wages ARE income subject to the tax, something a lot of folks have misunderstood over the years.

And it showed me that ANYONE can become liable for the tax, no matter where they live, what their citizenship might be, or what kind of work they do. I've learned that while not everyone DOES become liable for the tax, regardless of how much money they might earn, everyone is CAPABLE of doing things that make them liable. Whether you're a government employee or a private homemaker, and whether you're an American or a foreigner, and whether you live in Guam or Ohio or Paris, France, you can do things that make you subject to the tax.

This book showed me a great deal more than just these few things, of course, but this is enough to get me to this last point:

Reading this book proved to me that government officials are willing to lie to keep Americans from knowing truths those officials find inconvenient. Government officials have very deliberately and explicitly lied about each of the things I've just told you I learned from actually reading this book, instead of just listening to what someone else says about it.

Those officials have claimed that the book says the opposite of each of these things-- even in court filings and testimony, and even in rulings by judges. You'll understand why when you read the book for yourself, but I'm sure that even before that you'll recognize that the reason government officials would lie about the content of a book is NOT because they are trying to do something good for YOU. [Very brief pause]

Thanks for your time and attention. 

I hope every single one of you reading these words will take this project very seriously and participate quickly. This really will do a lot of good, as can be seen just by the fact that the liars have gone to the trouble they have. THEY know the power of the truth they struggle to suppress. YOU have to know it, and take action to capitalize on it, if you hope to enjoy its benefits.

What is needed to make this work is a BUNCH of witnesses attesting to the facts laid out above. One or two will do nothing. It's got to be LOTS, so its got to be YOU.

Finally, once you've made your video and sent it to me, post it on YouTube yourself, too. That'll also help a lot. Put something in the description directing viewers to losthorizons.com (or, if you have the skills, put it into the video itself).


HERE ARE A FEW early submissions that might help inspire those of you who are being slow to act:








NOW, WHERE IS YOUR VIDEO??!! Surely you are not going to play the shameful part of a "free rider"?

Please don't. That is so low... And so much good can be done by your participation!


P.S. If you aren't already familiar with the lies told by government officials about CtC, you can get a good introduction here.

P.P.S. ANY RATIONAL ASSESSMENT MAKES CLEAR that the CtC story is among the biggest in modern American history:

  • 13 years of previously unprecedented victories by Americans in opting out of the income tax, accompanied by complete refunds-- hundreds of thousands of them, totaling billions of dollars;

  • A concerted 13-year government effort on all levels to mislead Americans about the content of the information producing these astonishing, liberty-securing and state-restraining events-- even up to falsified judicial "findings" and threats of imprisonment to compel the researcher responsible for the information to repudiate his own work; and

  • The imprisonment of the researcher's wife for her own refusal to repudiate his discoveries and make government-dictated declarations of belief in state-serving myths she knows to be untrue instead.

And yet, despite my best efforts to capture media attention for years now, the media has completely ignored this story. Plainly, I am for some reason incapable of communicating with journalists.

So, I have to ask yet more of everyone else. Here is my plea:

SOMEONE reading these words MUST know journalists, or have ways of reaching them. Please figure out how YOU can be that someone, and reach some journalists.

We all want the benefits of the liberating information becoming widely known. That's only going to happen when bigger voices than mine start telling the story.

Please be creative and be resolved, and do all you can to help make that happen.

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Reflecting On The Tragic Death In Oregon

Such a shame these good folks do not know the Founders' solution...

LAST TUESDAY ANOTHER TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE RESULTED from a bellicose confrontation between citizens and the state. It is such a shame that the aggrieved Americans who took over the Malheur Federal Wildlife Refuge were (and are) unaware of the solution to an overweening, arrogant state put in place by the Founders back when the federal government was being called into existence.

Had these folks known that ancient solution, things would have gone quite differently. Rather than make a brave but futile and misdirected stand of the sort that they did, these Americans would have quietly but firmly begun exercising their individual power of control over the size and scope of the government by which they felt aggrieved, and urging their friends and supporters to do the same.

In the end, this calm and quiet remedy would have (and will) produce the desired result. Ever-more Americans feel aggrieved-- if not threatened-- by a 21st Century state which many feel has shrugged off all constraints of law and propriety and become as corrupt and despotic as any other illegitimate power structure that has ever disgraced the pages of history. Thus, the adoption and encouragement of resource-retention as provided for by law and as hard-wired into the US Constitution will shrink the arrogant state back to the safe size and scope intended by the Founders and enjoyed by our forebears until the ugly thing broke free of the traces during the tumultuous 1940s after two generations of ground-work by enemies of liberty.

WITH THAT AS PREAMBLE, I'm going to offer for everyone's consideration a few further words on what the Founders' prepared for us in the event of the current circumstances, and how it will play out, using our available historical evidence as a guide:

What Life Is Like When The Truth Revealed In CtC Is Widely Understood

IN HIS 1776 MASTERPIECE 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations', (and other of his writings, as well) Adam Smith explains the concept of the "invisible hand" by which each individual looking out solely for his or her own self-interest nonetheless organically supports and improves the well-being and prosperity of the whole community. America's founders and the framers of the United States Constitution, who were close students of Smith's work and wisdom, employed the same principle in their establishment of the federal tax structure.

That structure is designed to ensure that federal revenue reliance would necessarily be upon excises, imposts and duties, the incidences of which are entirely within the control of each individual citizen. Because each citizen naturally attends to his or her own financial well being by limiting such incidences, the Founders' structure, like a mighty invisible hand energized by hundreds of millions of individual self-interests, relentlessly keeps the state lean and on the leash-- when it is functioning as intended and is not knobbled by ignorance and Leviathan-serving mythology and disinformation.

We had the benefit of that disciplinary dynamic during our first 140 years or so. Here is how it will play out again once enough Americans have recovered an accurate understanding of US Constitutional tax provisions and the actual statutory structure of the income tax, which fully conforms to those provisions and their state-disciplining purpose:

THE STATE IS RESTRAINED. Forced to operate on an actual budget, the federal government has to pick and choose what activities are most critically important and of genuine near-universal interest to the people. There is no expensive army of two million arrogant bureaucrats justifying their fat paychecks by contriving rationalizations for interfering in the lives of the rest of us, backed by another hugely expensive army of 100,000 attorneys with the leisure and funding to figure out ways to evade the law on behalf of every ambition of an unrestrained State.

Washington is unable to evade the fiscal discipline of a tax structure confined to its actual subjects and its Constitutional limitations. It can't and will not turn to inflation (see  the second myth discussed in this film), because that gimmick is too unavoidably noticeable and too guaranteed to arouse ire, even when fiat money is being otherwise tolerated-- something which itself is a good deal less likely among a population with an understanding of the "income" tax.

Nor is Washington able to borrow excessively. Its restrained circumstances are widely recognized, and it is known to be a sketchy credit risk, having already been forced to repudiate or drastically restructure its previous debt.

Efforts to expand federal revenues by heavier reliance on obnoxious and legally-dubious mechanisms like "asset forfeiture" or excessive fees or fines backfire. Increased resort to these means draws correspondingly increased public attention to them, as well, resulting in the welcome reform or repeal of the abused and abusive processes long before the abuse has any chance of meaningfully re-energizing Leviathan.

Instead, the federal government has resumed reliance in large part on an across-the-board (non-protectionist) revenue tariff for financing its activities. Because of the State's need to maximize the take from this practice, even imports by American-based companies from their own "off-shore" production facilities are subjected to the tax. The incentives for off-shoring jobs has thus been re-balanced in favor of keeping those jobs local.

At the same time the cost of manufacturing locally (and therefore the price-point required for locally-made products) has been dramatically reduced by the melting away of the hugely expensive, stifling and petty regulatory state by which American operations had been burdened. More jobs are staying in this country, and many are returning here.

ALL IN ALL, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE are back to dealing with, and enjoying the benefits of, a lean federal government once again constrained to its core Constitutional purposes as WE meant (and mean) them to be understood-- if only because it hasn't got the resources to misbehave. We are back to the government of the turn of the twentieth century, when government at all levels combined consumed less than 10% of our wealth, and when it was observed that an American could go his entire life without any contact with a federal official other than the guy who delivered his mail.

At this point the federal government takes in-- and spends no more than-- around $1 trillion or so annually. The amount is rising as the overall economy grows ever-more vigorous since being freed of the enormous drag of a bloated non-productive sector and the crippling distortions of constant political interference, but it's proportion of the GDP is falling toward an historical average of 4% or so. (This federal revenue figure could and would adjust as needed if America suffered a disaster of some kind, or got invaded by a foreign power-- something so unlikely as to be laughable, but which theoretically could happen. In such a case the American people can be relied upon to contribute whatever is necessary in blood, sweat and treasure to deal with the situation-- before once again closing their purses).

Perhaps $150 billion of that notional $1 trillion is being spent on maintaining our already enormous strategic deterrent/response capability and keeping up an appropriately-sized rapid-deployment defense force. This is still more than any other country on the planet spends on its military-- indeed, it's more than double what Russia spent this year.

The tight-belted United States has ended the expensive practice of garrisoning troops all over the world by which you and I subsidize the economies of foreigners by sparing them the costs of defending themselves. We're also done delivering enormous subsidies to the munitions manufacturers simply to acquire a gross excess of killing capability which ends up used to murder people in other countries and generate massive hatred toward you and I, the folks who had allowed and paid for all of this.

The CIA has reverted from being a secret parallel war department and returned to intelligence-gathering and evaluation. Valueless, expensive and obnoxious gestures like the TSA (which demonstrably protects no one from anything except convenience, comfort and courtesy when traveling) have fallen by the wayside. Police departments are no longer being militarized by donations from the federal war machine of tanks, assault rifles, grenades, drones, and other equipment.

THE REST OF WHAT WASHINGTON TAKES IN goes to maintaining the courts and the government infrastructure, delivering the mail, and other Constitutionally-mandated responsibilities. Nothing is left over for gratuitous or politically-motivated messing-about with the average Americans' pursuit of happiness.

Organic food and "alternate medicine" producers and consumers are no longer prosecuted. People using their own property in ways that produce no demonstrable harm to anyone are no longer victimized for merely offending some bureaucratic purpose and edict.

The financial affairs of most Americans are no longer subject to constant intrusive scrutiny and reporting; you can throw a stone in Washington DC without hitting twenty lobbyists; ministers no longer feel obliged to censor themselves politically in order to preserve a tax-related status about which no one cares anymore. Journalists no longer wish to be courtiers to what is no longer an imperial immensity and which no longer has something to say or do about everything under the sun.

As in the case of the "income" tax generally, only a small fraction of the American people are subjected to "Obamacare" taxes and burdens, where key application definitions invoke strictly limited terms direct from the Internal Revenue Code. Indeed, the health-care industry, no longer wildly distorted from market disciplines due to misunderstood "pre-tax" compensation structures in the workplace and a massive federal involvement as a third-party-payer, has seen prices plummet and service and innovation skyrocket. It is no longer possible to manage even a pretense that any but the country's tiny handful of outright "safety-net" dependents are unable to afford health care on their own...

I COULD GO ON AND ON. But really, you can do so yourself. All you have to do to get a good sense of how this plays out is consider a federal government with strict limits on its resources, allowing for a total of about one-fifth as much as it has now. Keep in mind that people are going to continue to push for expenditures on what is important to them, so the things that get done are going to very much be the fairly small number of truly important things on which majorities of the American people actually agree-- functional courts; adequate and rational defense; a compassionate but disciplined "safety net"; and a few others.

DO think about it, please. The picture you bring to mind will NOT be a 'pie-in-the-sky' vision. Instead it will actually be a photograph of how this country was just a few decades ago, and how it easily can be again. All that is necessary is for understanding of the truth about the tax to spread, and all that is necessary for that to happen at this point is for everyone who already knows that truth to stand up loud and proud in word and deed.

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi


The fed-state with the truth about the Constitutional constraints revealed in CtC widely understood versus the fed-state since that truth has been suppressed or memory-holed starting in the early 1940s:


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Did you know…

 …The US may be the only country in the world where people must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1.  Perjury is a crime.  Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax.  Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share.  Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade.  Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States.   The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.


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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax

Now share these links with everyone in your address book and help turn this year's Season of Lies (now until April 15th) into a Season of Truth.

Featured Victory

I'M PLEASED TO ADD A VICTORY TO THE POSTED TOTAL that had actually been won a few years ago but had never been shared until now. Prompted, perhaps, by my very seriously-meant admonition here, Q. Z. has belatedly shared a $24K+ complete federal refund of everything withheld during 2012, plus interest. Well done, Q.!

By itself, Q.'s victory is wonderful, of course. ALL such victories for the rule of law over a revenue-collection structure that is 75 years into systemic misapplication of the tax whenever ignorance or intimidation can be exploited are wonderful, and worthy of celebration.

However, in this case, Q. happens to have included a cover letter very explicitly laying out the meaning of her filing. This feature makes her newly-shared victory particularly worthy of attention.

Q.'s cover letter makes crystal-clear that her refund was issued by an open-eyed government agency. The IRS was fully apprised of exactly what was being claimed, and why, before it agreed with the claim and cut that $24,317.53 check returning every penny withheld from Q. during 2012, Social security and Medicare taxes included-- plus interest. Here is the letter:

Here's the check:

The filing accompanied by the cover letter above (with Schedule A omitted) can be seen here.

MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TO Q. on her victory on behalf of the rule of law. Had she not gotten educated about the real nature of the income tax, and stood up and acted, the unscrupulous state would have happily kept her money with a smirk at its success in "working-around" critically-important Constitutional provisions through the exploitation of ignorance and intimidation.

ON THE OTHER HAND, my heartiest denunciations for those incomprehensibly-stubborn people who persist in mindless denial of the truth about the tax revealed exclusively in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America.' Were they to acknowledge that endlessly-proven truth I wouldn't have to go to the trouble of posting yet more evidence like that above, over and over and over.

More, were those deniers to stop lying to themselves about CtC and the truth about the tax, all of us would be living RIGHT NOW in a transformed America. If you or anyone you know is suffering any injustice or outrage at the hands of the arrogant, overgrown, law-defying state, blame the CtC deniers.

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

(BTW, there is no special benefit or virtue to cover letters generally, or to Q.'s in particular, from any kind of legal standpoint. Such letters do not prompt lawful responses from government agencies which otherwise wouldn't be forthcoming. A properly-made claim using only the government-published forms for that purpose is all that is needed to get that lawful response, as is amply demonstrated by the hundreds of thousands of such lawful responses and complete refunds secured with only those instruments.

BTW II, Q.s cover letter furnished me with a nice opportunity to make the point about CtC-educated refunds never being "slips through some crack", as those in denial yet cling-to with a degree of absurdity that became mind-bogglingly indefensible years ago, after the first ten or twenty thousand refunds were issued. But the IRS's own program documentation has always made clear to anyone not dedicated to blindness that every such refund has always been thoroughly vetted before being issued. See this.)

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Have I Ever Mentioned That The Revelations Of CtC Are Targeted By Trolls?

FORMER CBS REPORTER SHERYL ATKISSON describes how this kind of dis-information campaign is done. Despite the annoying preliminary 15 seconds or so of advertising, this video of her presentation is very much worth watching:

(H/T to Greg Belcher for finding and forwarding this great presentation.)

Losthorizons.com is one of those websites specifically-targeted by the corrupt interests at Wikipedia described by Atkisson. The behind-the-scenes folks at that site won't allow links on their pages to anything posted at losthorizons.com, nor even just text corrections of misinformation in their pages about the income tax.

That's the least of it. Click here for some specific discussion of the enormous campaign that's been actively spreading false information in hope of discouraging legitimate media attention, as well as men and women simply seeking the truth about the tax and liberty from the scourge of the "ignorance tax".

PLEASE GIVE SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT to the fact that YOU being secure in your own freedom rests on others learning the truth as well, and recognize that it falls to you to help overcome the dis-information campaign. Post and share your videos; share your victories; help silence the agents-provocateur and distraction-injectors whose nonsense is discussed and debunked here; and widely (and frankly, impatiently) share this page, this page and this page, challenging everyone in your address book to disconnect the phone and the TV for an afternoon and get educated.

Doing these things will be what makes it happen, Cap'n.

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A Housekeeping Note

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS I've heard from a number of folks that a firewall known as "Comodo" blocks access to this website. This is apparently a glitch in that program. This site is safe, as can be seen by going to https://google.com/transparencyreport/safebrowsing/diagnostic/index.html#url=losthorizons.com.

Please share this info with others in your own address book so it gets around-- obviously those suffering the ill effects of this defect in Comodo won't be able to see it here themselves until they go into their firewall settings and manually whitelist losthorizons.com.

ALSO!!! Please go to the trouble of sharing the email you got alerting you to this new newsletter posting with as many people as possible.

Over the course of time the ISP I use (Yahoo) is periodically put on "spam" blacklists. If I do a sending of newsletter announcements during such an interval, my address can get tagged that way, too, and my email can then end up disappearing into spam folders in the email systems of what are actually newsletter subscribers. Unless told to look for them and whitelist mail from @losthorizons.com, some of these folks won't ever know that this has happened.


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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those pens, people!

MY FRIENDS, THIS NEWSLETTER NEEDS your creativity, your clear thinking, and your expressive energy! In short, this newsletter needs your journalism!

I know that writing for public consumption isn't everyone's cup of tea. But those who CAN string a few words together can importantly serve the educated, activist community by writing and submitting thoughtful, well-researched and persuasive articles on certain topics for posting on these pages.

Here are several topics for which submissions are desired:

  • Why the media is silent about the astonishing 12-year history of government acknowledgements of the accuracy of CtC's revelations and its simultaneous efforts to keep Americans from knowing about those revelations.

  • Why educating more Americans about the true history and actual provisions of the income tax is the most important thing that anyone seeking to restrain the state and restore the republic can do today.

  • Why "tax honesty gurus" stay mum about CtC and its unprecedented accomplishments in freeing people from improper application of the tax.

  • Why hunkering down in every-man-for-himself silence in the face of statist and fascist assaults on the rule of law leads to greater harm than what is hunkered-down against; that is, how fearful behavior just strengthens the thing feared.

  • How much better it is to encourage (and practice) bravery, honesty and openness than to counsel (and succumb to) fear, lies and concealment.

Articles should be 1500 words or less, with working titles and author's name at the beginning. Composition should strive for two and three sentence paragraphs organized in the form of a theme paper. Intend to persuade and inspire, not browbeat. Format should be either .doc or .odt. All submissions selected for posting may be subject to editing.

BTW, CtC Warrior Greg Sutton has just had a good educational/inspirational article published here.

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Why Aren't People Suing?

SO, I WONDER HOW MANY FOLKS have thought about the fact that the First Amendment prohibits even a bogus "frivolous return penalty" threat, such as the customized "3176C" notices that a few educated filers have received over the years (see here, here and here for some examples)? After all, a "frivolous penalty" threat amounts to a threat by the government to punish someone for saying what the government wishes they would not say (or for not saying what the government wishes they would say).

Even when the threat is entirely reliant on the timidity and cooperation of the target for its effect or an outright hoax, the object of the exercise is to control the target's speech. Thus even when technically toothless it remains a gross violation of the Constitution and the victim's rights.

The threat is also intended to influence the target into at least withdrawing a claim to the refund of withheld or paid-in property, which would then default to government ownership (and really, the threat is meant to coerce an active endorsement of a government claim to the property, giving the appearance that the government's taking control of that property is proper and beyond legal challenge). Thus, these "frivolous penalty" threats are doubly criminal.

AFTER ALL, PROHIBITING INHERENTLY CORRUPT exercises of state power of precisely this sort is the reason we have a "freedom of speech" element in the First Amendment. Americans can't be made to say things for the government's benefit, nor punished for saying things the government finds inconvenient or at its expense-- this is perhaps the most thoroughly-settled aspect of Constitutional law there is. See a nice summary of Supreme Court case-law on this point in sections A., B. and C. of this paper.

Plainly, there is no exception to the amendment's provision whereby the government can simply argue, "We can punish you until you say what we want you to say, either directly or by being silent in the face of the allegations of others, as long as we call your expressions "frivolous", or exercise the coercion in the context of taxation..."

I think people subjected to this rights violation should be furious and in a suing mood, don't you?

(BTW, as an interesting side note, consider the limiting factor built in to the legitimate application of the 'frivolous return penalty" provisions, confining their application to those who are speaking not for themselves, and not as sovereign individuals in their own capacity, but on behalf of someone else, and as a legal duty, not an elective act:

26 USC § 6671 - Rule for application of assessable penalties

 (b) Person defined The term “person”, as used in this subchapter, includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who as such officer, employee, or member is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs.

The relevant speech of those within this specialized sub-class of "person" can perhaps be deemed outside the First Amendment's ambit. By this mechanism the "frivolous return penalty" is harmonized with the Constitution.

By the same token, the First Amendment prohibition of government speech-violations against undistinguished persons means that the sub-class defined at 26 USSC § 6671 must necessarily be confined to those described in that definition, per CtC scholarship. If that sub-class were not so confined, but deemed to extend to any kind of persons other than those circumscribed by a "limited-expansion-only" construction of the definition, the "frivolous penalty" would be unconstitutional.)

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

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In Passing... Three cheers for Russia, which has stepped up to join Iran in aid of its long-time ally Syria against the noxious "Islamic State" nutcases that have sprung up like toadstools in the wake of the destabilization of the Middle East by the noxious neocon nutcases running Washington for the last 15 years.

More Educated Americans Testify, Showing Why The Deep State Fears CtC

"If the taxpayers of this country ever discovered that we operate on 98% bluff, the entire system will collapse."

-Reported remark by an internal revenue service officer to Sen. Henry E. Bellmon (R. Okla.) on April 15, 1971.


"The Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction...  The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax... The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR."

-Jack Warren Wade Jr., former IRS officer in charge of the IRS Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program, in his book ‘When You Owe The IRS’

CtC-EDUCATED, AMERICAN HERITAGE-LOVING grown-up Joe Black shares his testimony here. Tom Romin shares his testimony here. Greg Sutton shares his here. Enjoy Robert Harvey's testimony here. Tom's and Greg's and Robert's words, like those of others here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, and all those whose evidence has been shared here, are solid examples of why the Deep State fears CtC.

It's this simple: If you study CtC you will know the truth about the tax. Further, you will know that you know the truth, beyond any doubt.

ONLY CtC will give you that certainty, because CtC is exclusively and uniquely complete and correct, as can be seen by any of thousands of different acknowledgements of every possible kind, from this to this to this to this.

Most telling, in its own way, is the government robotically resorting for years now to the strawman of falsely ascribing to CtC the ridiculous arguments that "wages are not income" and that only federal, state and local government workers are subject to the tax. This false ascription is then used as the basis for claiming the book is "false and frivolous"-- a lame and transparent dodge begging the question of why the state won't acknowledge what the book REALLY says and then attempt to dispute THAT.

Once you know the truth revealed in CtC, acting in accordance with that truth WILL liberate you from being an ignorance tax serf. This, the deep state fears mightily.

FURTHER, ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT deeply-known truth can NEVER legitimately qualify as any kind of a "tax crime", or for any penalties or fines. This is not only because what CtC teaches about the law and the tax is technically and legally correct, but also because all tax crimes are crimes of "intent" and all penalties rest for their legitimacy on "intent".

An educated filing in sincere accordance with what is known and believed to be true and correct cannot be lawfully treated as invalid, criminal or subject to penalty. Any effort by the state to claim otherwise is inherently corrupt.

Nor can any accurate and truthful filing be overcome by any lawful means, which is why the state is so focused on forcing Doreen to declare that she doesn't believe what CtC teaches, with the openly-declared hope that her doing so would discourage other Americans from acting on what they also believe.

LIKE HENRY BELLMON WAS TOLD, the "ignorance tax" scheme relies on bluff-- pretending that the truth is what the government suggests that it is (despite what the law and the courts and every other authority have actually been saying about it for 150 years). And like Jack Warren Wade, Jr. says, the scheme relies on fear-- doing everything possible to make people afraid to act on their scheme-shattering knowledge of the truth.

In short, the "ignorance tax" scheme can only survive if Americans can be bluffed into not seeking out the truth, and if those who learn that truth can be discouraged from acting on that truth.

But those who know the truth, and know they know the truth, cannot not act.

Acting on the truth is a moral imperative, as well as a legal imperative.

The undaunted actions of those who know the truth are "calls" against the bluff. Each "call" ratchets-up the spread of the truth exponentially and forces state acknowledgement of that truth, one way or another; and each such acknowledgment takes America one step closer to freedom from the 75-year state-unleashing, people-restraining "ignorance tax" scheme.

And THAT's why the deep state fears CtC.

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work, because...

Right now, having just been forced to deliver my beloved bride to a prison camp, I'm bleeding pretty heavily. And yet, when I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give my darling wife (and all the rest of us) the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them, even despite my having been asking you for them for many years now (I renewed my entreaties as a front-page item just lately, in response to the media skepticism over what has been done to Doreen, but I first posted my request for these something along the lines of eight years ago...).

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing. I have never been inclined to do so. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work-- testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here.

STARTING TODAY, SELECTED PAGES CONSTITUTING primarily "legal resources" pages will require passwords for access, and to get a password, I need your video. Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, it had best have a video attached, if I don't already have yours posted.

I hate to play it this way, but I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But I'll let Frederick Douglas explain:

"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

Fear nothing but God.

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


Get this flyer (h/t BH) as a .pdf here, cut out the sections and spread 'em around to EVERYONE.

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What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.


"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?


Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?


Is it the money?


Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?


Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?


Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?


What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?


It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!


I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.


In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.


All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help.


If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.


Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared.


You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.


Keep in mind that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.




Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.


If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.


Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.


When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!


If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may. If you haven't yet begun to act, speak of your decision to do so, and your plans.


Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.


If you're dealing with ongoing balkiness, describe that, too, if you wish-- but be sure to explain why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies.


Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, or a retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.


This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.


We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.


Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive, or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.


Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.


See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax



Was Grandpa Really a Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century


Bob’s Bicycles


Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike




To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:


Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.


Here's how it happened...


Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:


I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______


I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:


Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About


If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.


There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works


Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation


See the Proof


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Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.


Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?



"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)


"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster


"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow







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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!


Click here to take the test


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CtC Videos And Audio Resources



"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Exodus 23:1-3


Doing A Little High-Payoff Math


If each person receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!


Just like that! In one week!


C'mon, people, let's roll on this!


“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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Spread The Truth




A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite






When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.


I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...


Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!


It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.


It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!


However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)/p>


Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.


Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.




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"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron