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Once it takes place, it'll be...

The Newsroom Conversation That Changed America


What fun this is going to be...

The IRS Wants To Hear From You About Its Customer Service!


A really important question:

How Do You Know When A Government Is Engaged In A Cover-Up?


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


Some great distribution channels being wasted...

A Seemingly Viral Misunderstanding


What's happening and what needs to happen:

A Call To Action Or Two


Time for some push-back...

Have You Been Harassed By "Frivolous" Threats?


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Other Voices

'The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate'


Setting 'em straight:

Questions For The Silent So-Called "Alt-Media"


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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

You Either Stand Up For The Truth, Or You've Surrendered To The Lie


Spotlights on the past that help bring clarity to the present:

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

- Thomas Paine

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)



Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?


 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?


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You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 12- In 1733, James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, and its first city, Savannah.  In 1818, Supreme Director of Chile Bernardo O'Higgins signs the Chilean Declaration of Independence from Spain.  In 1879, the first artificial ice rink in North America opens at New York's Madison Square Gardens.  In 1909, the NAACP is founded.  In 1924, Calvin Coolidge becomes the first U.S. President to deliver a political speech by radio.  In 1961, the USSR launches the Venera 1 to survey Venus.  In 1999, the U.S. Senate declines to impeach Bill Clinton.  In 2000, the last 'Peanuts' strip goes to print.


Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.


"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams


Fear nothing but God


The Newsroom Conversation That Will Change America

...once it can be made to take place.

THE ENERGETIC, AMBITIOUS YOUNG JOURNALIST hurries through the National News Desk Editor's office door, and without even waiting to be recognized, blurts out his news:

"Chief, I've come across the story of a lifetime! There's this guy in Michigan who does what might be called forensic legal research-- historical background, fine-print parsing, untangling "legalese", that sort of thing."

The excited reporter plants his hands on the editor's desk and leans in, eyes wide.

"The guy decided to focus on the income tax back around '01, '02. He ended up uncovering mind-boggling stuff, Chief!

Ever since the guy published his findings in 2003, tens of thousands of people have been routinely paying ZERO in federal and state income tax, Social security tax, and Medicare tax every year. ZERO!! Instead, these people get complete refunds of everything they had paid in or had withheld from them!!"

The young man now looks as though he's barely restraining himself from grabbing the editor's lapels and pulling him in to continue nose-to-nose...

"This isn't some kind of "tax protestor" nonsense. These people have recovered $BILLIONS, Chief!! That's $BILLIONS, with a "B"! And not just from the feds but from all the state governments, too! And they've been doing it for almost 15 years!!

Even when the IRS tries to argue with them, these people end up keeping all their money. Chief, THIS IS THE STORY OF THE CENTURY!!!"

Breathing as though he had just run a marathon, the reporter straightens up, waiting expectantly for his boss's eyes to light up at this amazing news.

The grizzled old editor let a little twitch elevate the corners of his mouth as he sits back in his chair and picks up his half-smoked stogie from the oversized, over-loaded ashtray that has been a fixture on his desk for as long as he's had the desk. Clamping the well-chewed root between his teeth, the Cheif speaks around it to the younger man with a patient but amused air, affectionately using the young man's nickname.

"Listen, Woody, I can see you think you've really found something. And I'm delighted to see that you can get so excited at what seems like a big scoop. I remember when I had that kind of enthusiasm.

But son, think about it. What you think you've found can't possibly be true! Simple logic says so, 'cause as you yourself just said, if it were true, it'd be the story of the century, and believe me, I'd have heard about it."

The reporter lets his own mouth twitch now, in turn.

"Chief, of course that's just what you'd think. It's what anyone would think. And that's part of the story, Chief! That's exactly what EVERYONE has thought. And that why no one has ever checked this out before, and no one has ever reported it!!

You think it can't be true because no one's ever reported it, when the only reason no one's ever reported it is because everyone assumes someone else would have covered it by now!!"

Woody smiles openly now, knowing he's just gotten the "intrigued" wheels turning in his editor's head. He leans back in and shifts to a "higher gear" for the man across the desk, who was once known as a corruption fighter, and still longs for a good opportunity to fulfill that critical duty of the Fourth Estate.

"There's another reason, too, Chief, and you're going to love it! Remember, what this guy has exposed amounts to the biggest government scam in American history. Think about it, millions of people paying as much as 40% of everything they earn in taxes they don't owe... for decades.

So, the feds have been trying to suppress this guy's work for the whole 15 years they've been making all those refunds. It's a massive cover-up of a massive scandal."

Woody parks himself on the corner of the chief's desk, and continues.

"I've looked at some of the stuff that's been done. I've never even heard of anything like it. This is corruption that'll make your hair stand up!

The biggest thing has been gimmicked "judicial" proceedings-- faked-up attacks on the researcher meant to make it look like "the courts" disagree with what he says about the tax. But when you examine the details, it turns out that the attacks actually confirm what the guy says, as shown by the dodges resorted to by the government.

For instance, in a phony "erroneous refund" lawsuit alleging that refunds made to the researcher and his wife were mistakes by an IRS which simply wasn't paying attention, the government lied about anything being a mistake. In fact, during that period this researcher was the subject of what might be the most intense attention by the IRS given to anybody in history, at the end of which it had to issue the refunds!

In its pseudo-suit launched just before "tax day" a few years after issuing those first-ever-in history complete refunds, and when facing thousands of similar claims from people all over the country which it desperately wanted to discourage by a high-visibility attack on the researcher, the government could only pretend to dispute the couple's claims to the refunded money. The best it could manage in this pretense was a fake IRS "examination report".

At the same time, no government official was willing to make competing returns which are required by law if they think someone has filed "false" ones, as they claimed, in the fake lawsuit, to believe the researcher and his wife had done. Not only have these competing returns never been made, but a federal judge and a DOJ prosecutor both openly lied to a jury in an effort to cover this up. Have you ever heard of such a thing?"

Woody shakes his head in bemusement and the Chief, listening intently now, purses his lips. Woody continues:

"That phony lawsuit ended with a "summary judgment" making phony assertions-- as so-called "found facts"-- about the content of the researcher's first book by a judge who later was forced to admit she had never read it (and who also had never seen or heard from a single witness)!

The researcher was later attacked with phony charges of not believing the outcome of his own work (and thus filing "false returns"), after his jury was prevented from seeing actual statutory text central to the charge, and ordered to deliberate using prosecution-written substitutes for these statutes. It was also given as evidence the phony "found facts" from the phony lawsuit ruling, without the appearance of any witness who could reveal the true character of that lawsuit.

But Chief, as bad as all of this is, it gets worse. When this "civil" assault and even the criminal assault didn't stop the researcher or his readers (or the tax agencies, who chunked out tens of thousands of complete refunds while the guy sat in prison for two years), the corrupt officials behind the bogus tax scheme he had exposed began beating up on his wife! This is real mafia-grade stuff, and you've got to see it to believe it."

The Chief opens a desk drawer and pulls out a bottle of scotch and two tumblers. He pours a shot and a half in each and passes one to Woody, who takes a sip before continuing.

"Like I was saying, the exposed tax schemers hadn't been able to shut the researcher up by attacking him directly. And the bogus legal attacks had done more harm than good, with the truth glaringly clear to anybody reading between the lines.

So the schemers start in on the guy's wife in 2013. She was then 58; a housewife with a minor child and no legal knowledge at all. Plainly this mob-- the best word for them, I think-- figured to get at the researcher through his family, and maybe to start scaring his readers by a display of lawlessness and brutality, at the same time."

Woody took another sip of his scotch. The "Chief" poured himself another stiff one, all without taking his eyes off his young reporter.

"The assault on the wife reached back for its pretext to the phony civil lawsuit in 2006. As I told you earlier, the government had no grounds for saying that the couple owed it any money and that they weren't entitled to the refunds they had claimed. That's why the schemers had to resort to the fake "examination report".

Well, at the same time, they tried to "work around" that problem by including in the summary judgment they wrote orders commanding the couple to replace their filed tax returns with new ones dictated by the government. They were ordered to say they believe their earnings qualify for the tax (something no one from the government would do, remember) even though they know perfectly well that this is not true. They were even told they had to conceal the fact that what they said was by government command.

Of course the orders were never obeyed-- what American would do such a thing? Well, this gave the schemers the pretext they needed, as long as they were willing to get really corrupt. And they were.

These thugs engineered (or at least, produced) an indictment of the wife for "criminal contempt of court". The judge who got her case, and who was a colleague of the one who had presided over the civil suit and had been the judge in one of the early failed attacks on the researcher himself, brushed aside all motions to dismiss, even despite the obvious First Amendment problems with orders dictating the content of sworn statements.

The case first went to trial in October of 2013 with the wife speaking for herself, and listen to this, Chief-- because of the obvious illegality of the orders involved in the charge, the judge instructed the jury, at the government's request, that the unconstitutionality or unlawfulness of the orders is not a defense to the charge!! Can you believe the brazenness of this corruption?!

But glory be, this housewife, up against a team of specialist shark prosecutors flown in from Washington and a co-opted judge, ended that first trial with a hung jury! Still, they came back at her again, because defending their bogus tax scheme is that important to these corrupt officials.

In the second trial, in July of 2014, the wife wasn't even allowed to complete her opening statement. She was interrupted constantly throughout her examination of witnesses by judge and prosecutors, kept from reading Supreme Court rulings on speech rights to the jury, had the jury's view of her tainted by the lying about the government's obligation to produce competing returns we looked at earlier and had an outright evidence fraud perpetrated against her just before closing arguments, during which she was again interrupted constantly.

After the jury was sequestered for deliberations, the judge went into the jury room by herself. No one knows what got said, but after all that, and with the "unconstitutionality or unlawfulness of the order not a defense" instruction, the jury came back with a guilty verdict this time."

Without even being aware of it, Woody and the "Chief" both have expressions of revulsion on their faces. Woody swallows hard, and then continues.

"So, the judge denies all post-trial relief out of hand, and sentences the wife to a remarkably harsh 18 months on this contempt charge. Thrown into the sentence is an order that when she gets out of prison, she must make the false statements ordered in the civil lawsuit within 60 days or face more time.

The Sixth Circuit "hears" the wife's appeal, but, wait for it... it rules that it doesn't have to make a decision on the Constitutional problems with the orders over which she was convicted, and refuses to do so. It even argues in its ruling that "lawful" is not an element of a criminal contempt charge, despite the language of the statute, which only criminalizes "Disobedience or resistance to [a court's] lawful writ, process, order, rule, decree, or command."

A year after she gets out, the Washington shark who was the lead prosecutor in her trials (that's the one who did the lying about the competing government return mandate and also the evidence fraud) moves the court to have the wife re-imprisoned. The pretext is her continued refusal to make the false returns.

The government wants those false returns really badly. Without them, the civil trial thing from way back in 2006 based solely on that fake "examination report" we looked at earlier remains without even the appearance of a leg to stand on, and it's the phony summary judgment in that case that forms the basis for every attack on both the researcher and his wife since then.

What a tangled, ugly web, eh, Chief?"

The Chief shakes his head in astonishment, and Woody sits back and changes gears.

"Here's the real kicker, Chief. All the while that all of this has been going on, it's obvious that every bit of it is fraudulent even without looking at the "legal" details, because those refunds keep going out, year after year!"

Woody steps around and grabs the editor's keyboard, quickly tapping.

"Look at this one, Chief, just as an example. More than $66K back from the feds, with $11K just in interest! Look at the date on the check. It got cut in August of 2010, just after the researcher went to prison that June for letting the cat out of the bag! In fact, look at the same guy's Arizona refund for the same year right below, actually issued in June!

Look at this seven year struggle by by the IRS to browbeat one of the guy's readers into caving on what they "propose" to be a $147K tax liability for 2008, before finally just fading away last year-- all while the researcher was imprisoned for telling this guy what is obviously the truth, and all through the beating up on the researcher's wife. Look at this year-and-a-half+ effort to do the same to a doctor during a chunk of that same period-- claiming he owed more than $120K, before finally admitting the truth and issuing this!

Hundreds of thousands of checks and notices, totaling billions of dollars, Chief! And all before, during and after every one of these fake legal actions against the guy who spilled the beans and then the beating up on his wife!

In fact, the guy's got a funny little image on his website, illustrating the absurdity of what the folks doing the cover-up hope we'll all believe about all this in spite of the obvious truth. Take a look:

Perfect, right? We're supposed to think all these refunds, year after year, are just the biggest, most sustained bureaucratic screw-up in world history (and to do so, we're supposed to overlook those focused efforts to keep the scam alive that we just looked at, which plainly are no accidents)!

But really, all kidding aside, this story DOES have a lot of "biggest in history" about it...



SO, THAT'S THE COVERSATION that needs to take place in one or more major news organizations (or in a bunch of smaller ones), and which apparently never has.

For years I have done everything I can think of or have the resources to do in an effort to make this conversation take place, and to no avail. But I believe that the reason this conversation hasn't happened is the one Woody explains early on-- every news organization thinks that there can't really be anything here to even begin to examine, because if there were, someone else would have already reported it. 15 years, after all. How could this have stayed under wraps for 15 years if it was legit?

Nonetheless, it is obvious that I can't overcome this "Catch-22". But you can.

If each one of you reading this undertakes to do all that you can to get a conversation like the one above to take place, I believe it will. Be creative; be persistent; be a pain in the ass if you have to; but resolve to make it happen, work to make it happen, and it will happen.

And then we will all see a change in America for the better.

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

-Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."

-John Stuart Mill


"Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."

-Thomas Jefferson

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Letters, books (which must come in packages that are boldly-marked "Paperback Book Enclosed") and cards (which must actually be written in by the sender) are always much appreciated.

Anyone wanting to put a few dollars in Doreen's "commissary account" can do so by sending a postal money order-- made payable to "Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039"-- to:

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 13- In 1866, Confederate soldier Jesse James and his gang commit their first bank robbery, targeting a Union militia officer's institution in Liberty, Missouri.  In 1899, Tallahassee, Florida records a temperature of -2 degrees Fahrenheit.  In 1935, Bruno Hauptman is found guilty of kidnapping and murdering Charles Lindbergh's baby.  In 1960, France tests its first atomic bomb.  In 1974, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is exiled from the USSR.  In 1996, CtC Warrior Thomas Jefferson Hendrickson is born.



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NOTE: I will still not be engaging in correspondence by any of these alternative, social media means-- those wishing to correspond should continue to use email for this purpose.


The IRS Wants To Hear From You!

Well, probably not, really, but they're asking, anyway...

STALWART AND ACCOMPLISHED CtC WARRIORS Vincent and Shelly T. (victories posted here, here, and multiple posts here, so far) were amused when they received a letter from an IRS functionary a few weeks ago. The letter informed Vincent and Shelly that they would soon be asked to participate in a survey concerning IRS performance in dealing with any issues that had arisen between the two parties, and urged them to do so.


This request couldn't have been made to a couple more deserving of a chance to air their views-- while all their other refund claims have been properly honored in full (albeit after some initial game-playing in several cases), Vincent and Shelly's 2016 federal claim has only been honored in regard to the nominal "federal income tax withheld". The FICA surtaxes haven't yet been returned to them.

So, good on you, IRS, for reaching out and asking how you can do a better job, right?

THE SURVEY (WITH A COVER LETTER) is here. Vincent and Shelly, who take their civic duties seriously as is the hallmark of the CtC educated, very thoughtfully offer it to show everyone. They realize there may well be others with useful feedback for the inquiring agency.

I expect they're right, and I imagine that anyone who feels that this survey might suit their needs can use the contact phone number or email address in the cover letter to request a copy for themselves.

THAT SAID, LET ME ALSO SAY that ripe as this opportunity may appear for being played another way, I urge anyone making use of this survey to do so in all seriousness. These bureaucrats really DO need to be told what they're doing wrong or in an unsatisfactory way.

Consider the questions, for instance, about "ease of getting more information about your issue from the IRS", "ease of understanding the initial notice" and your satisfaction with the "explanation regarding the resolution of your issue". Thoughtful expressions regarding the opacity of agency notices and behavior when it is not having its way, or pointing out its self-serving default presumptiveness-- such as sending Vincent and Shelly a "Wage and Investment Customer" survey-- might actually lead to improvements.

As unlikely as some may imagine it to be, it is very possible that at some elevated level of supervision, the stonewalling and evasions practiced by some field agents who operate under an unofficial "get everything you can, by hook or by crook" mission-statement are completely unknown. After all, this CtC community knows better than anyone that many, many people at the IRS and other tax agencies do the right thing, even when it conflicts with that mission-statement.

Look again at Vincent and Shelly. Four-and-a-half victories out of five claims, thus far. And the necessary admissions securing their unsatisfied half-claim have already been made by the IRS, making resolution in Vincent and Shelly's favor only a matter of time.

SO LET'S NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. Instead, let's proceed charitably.

And we'll see what happens.

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You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

Visit losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto the real field of battle!




The craziness of the neo-con nutcases in Washington is starting to generate its predictable blowback, but on a much more dangerous scale than in the recent past.

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...


What You Need To Know If CtC Doesn't Spread Like Wildfire RIGHT NOW So The Nut-Cases Can Be Stripped Of Their Resources:

NOT THAT "DUCK AND COVER" would do you or your kids any good, of course... The Russian Federation has 7,400 nuclear warheads and the means to deliver them. China is coming on strong, too, these days.

Perhaps you imagine the US has some magical technological advantage that will protect us when all the nut-case bellicosity leads to its inevitable outcome? Read this, this, this, this and this. And in any event, don't forget the inescapable issue of nuclear winter and fallout-- the world-killing harm from either of which doesn't require even a single Russian or Chinese warhead to hit a target.

Really, it's this simple:

Click here for the sourcepage of the image above and for more scary details from actual grown-ups which the neo-con nutcases in Washington wish you would never find.

Spread CtC's revelations like wild-fire.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 14- In 1779, James Cook is killed in Hawaii.  In 1803, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall acknowledges that any act by Congress in conflict with the Constitution is null and void.  In 1859, Oregon is admitted to the union as the 33rd of the several states.  In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray each apply for a patent for the telephone.  In 1899, Congress approves the use of voting machines in federal elections.  In 1903, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established.  In 1912, Arizona is admitted to the union as the 48th of the several states.  In 1929, Al Capone's gang commits the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.  In 1989, the first GPS satellite is put into orbit.  In 2011, a popular uprising against the US-backed dictatorship of Bahrain begins.


A Call To Action Or Two

Nothing happens if you do nothing.

THE VIDEO OF MY JULY 16 PRESENTATION on judicial fraud to conceal the true legal character of the income tax is posted here. Everyone should see it and share it like crazy.* It is hugely powerful and WILL successfully educate even the most stubbornly skeptical and disengaged.

Video of the Q&A session that followed that presentation can be seen here; this is also a "must see".

*Here's a sample formulation for sharing:

The American people have been victimized by massive and sustained corruption in the federal judiciary in order to fuel the ambitions of the Deep State. See the incontrovertible evidence at https://youtu.be/105GKdmJ9HU.

This enormous harm can be remedied, but the path to that solution begins with widespread awareness of the problem. Please watch the film yourself, and please pass this wake-up call along as widely and urgently as possible.

If you have a serious-minded group that you think will benefit from an in-person presentation on this long-running assault on the rule of law in America, contact me.


A call to action

CLEARLY, THE MERE AIRING OF THE JUDICIAL AND EXECUTIVE CRIMES revealed in the presentation discussed above is not enough. What is revealed here is a vicious widespread plot to destroy our Constitutional republic. It can be stopped, and it must be stopped, and all culpable parties-- who have each and every one grossly betrayed and defiled the trust and honor the people of America have bestowed upon them-- should be harshly punished. Therefore...

I call on every law-respecting journalist to raise the hue and cry about these outrages.

I urge every American reading these words to join me in demanding action.

Append this article or this video (or both) to an introductory note and a demand for action, and mail it to Jeff Sessions, Paul Ryan, your federal and state congressional delegations and to every journalist possible. This will ensure that these folks will be made aware of this matter, and cannot say otherwise as an excuse for inaction.

Click on the name below for contact info:

Jeff Sessions

Paul Ryan

Journalists (this is a short list-- you may know or have access to more; send to all of them)

Your representative

Your senators

Your state legislators

Your mom, your dad, your sibs, your best friend, the guys and gals at the office or the plant, etc.-- you have these addresses or must find them on your own.

ALSO!!! Send to law school faculty!!! Find schools, faculty names and contact info however you can and send! Send to every lawyer you can find.

Understand, if YOU haven't shared this film with any given judge, prosecutor or attorney, he or she will not have ever seen any of the information presented. He or she will not only know nothing of the truth about the tax, but will believe the untruths about the tax which the falsifying officials exposed in the film (and in the text treatments of the same material here and here) have been peddling on behalf of the "ignorance tax" scheme.

Don't make the mistake of imagining that "they all know the truth, and are part of a giant conspiracy against it." This is not true.

Most of those folks have never seen even a single one of the authorities you have seen in these presentations. They never knew there was a reason to look for them. Certainly none of them have ever seen this material knowledgeably assembled and presented.

YOU have to show it to them. If you haven't done so, assume that no one has.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 15- In 1898, the USS Maine explodes in Havana Harbor, Cuba, providing a pretext for the United States to declare war on Spain.  In 1933, an assassin bungles an attempt to shoot FDR during a speech in Miami, Florida, but does shoot and fatally wound the mayor of Chicago, who was in the car from which the president was speaking.  In 1946, ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled.  In 1971, the first celebration of Washington's Birthday takes place on the third Monday of February, rather than the actual anniversary of February 22. Although Lincoln idolaters have sought to mischaracterize the new schedule as somehow making the occasion a combined celebration of Washington and Lincoln, the holiday is still officially dedicated exclusively to Washington's Birthday.  In 1989, the Soviet Union announces that all its troops have left Afghanistan.  In 2003, protests against the impending U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq take place in 800 cities worldwide.  BBC News estimates the participation of between 6 and 10 million people in what proves to be the largest peace demonstration in history.  The Bush administration pays no attention...  In 2005, YouTube is launched.


On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

Getting practical on a core element of the "ignorance tax" scheme.


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

-Edward R. Murrow



What Is Paid For By The "Ignorance Tax"

LOTS of very bad things...

The U.S. Income Tax: An Excise On The Profitable Exploitation Of Federal Privilege

The U.S. Ignorance Tax: The Profitable Exploitation of Confusion About The Income Tax

I WAS IN A GROUP THE OTHER DAY in which I overheard, "The income tax just goes to pay the interest on the national debt!" Would that it were so...

The statement is a long-standing misconstruction of something said by Peter Grace of the Reagan-era Grace Commission, which had been tasked with an analysis of the federal budget. Grace attempted to illustrate the significance of the federal debt burden by pointing out that the interest paid on that monstrous debt was so much as to more-or-less match the amount taken in by the income tax-- an amount that is a metaphorical synonym for "huge".

Money, of course, is fungible, so even if the tax take were earmarked for the interest payment, that would simply free up other funds for other uses. Thus, the "earmarking " concept is illusory at best. Income tax revenue gets spent for any and all government purposes, just as is true of every other dime that goes into the general fund.

Further, Grace undervalued the income tax dramatically. This is because Grace didn't understand that FICA (Social security and Medicare) taxes are just income "surtaxes"-- meaning income taxes like any others, despite the misleading application-specific label of "employment taxes". As a result of this misunderstanding Grace failed to factor this additional enormous amount into his casual analogy.

The reality is that the income tax take-- by which we really mean the "ignorance tax" take, since we're talking about the amount captured by government through exploitation of ignorance about what is really subject to the income tax under the law-- is many times the amount paid in interest on the national debt. Last year, for instance, the interest payment was about $432 billion. The ignorance tax total was a whopping $3.9 trillion.

MY POINT HERE IS NOT TO CRITIQUE THE GRACE REPORT, however. I'm only interested in stopping its mistakes from being repeated and persisting as a false "factoid".

The reason I'm concerned is that the throw-off, "It just goes to pay the interest on the national debt..." line, though not meant as, or in support of, anything but a disparagement of the tax, actually serves to minimize or conceal the horrendous evil for which the tax really does pay.

Lets look at a small sampling of the things made possible by the ignorance tax:

  • The corruption of our political office-holders;

  • The drug war and all the violence and corruption it brings;

  • Our wives, daughters and ourselves being virtually strip-searched in airports;

  • Agricultural price supports raising the cost of our food;

  • A bloated military unable to account for $6.5 trillion given to it over recent years;

  • Hundreds of millions who hate us for the harm we have inflicted directly after violently invading their homes (here's an analysis of just a few of these affairs), or by supporting the despotic regime holding them in thrall;

  • A Department of Education working to fill American kids' minds with mush and PC propoganda;

  • The Panopticon surveillance state which spies on all of us all the time, subverting our privacy and any hope of confidence in the independence of our elected officials;

  • The militarization of our local police;

  • A direct and indirect federal workforce of 14,000,000 or so, every member of which needs to be messing with some or many citizens' lives in one way or another in order to justify his or her pay;

  • The coercion of state governments into certain behaviors even where no Constitutional authority exists for Washington's decrees, by issuing grants with strings;

  • The supplanting of genuine prosperity opportunities for young Americans by entrapment in rotten, impoverishing economic prisons.

  • And on, and on, and on...

NOW LET'S LOOK at what preservation of the "ignorance tax" scheme has made valuable to the schemers, and therefore an increasing part of our lives:

  • The inculcation and maintenance of a pervasive fear of government lawlessness;

  • A corrupt judiciary;

  • The systematic erosion of the rule of law;

  • The mis-education of our children about our founding principles and the legitimate authorities and limits of our public institutions;

  • The co-option of our churches into cheerleaders for the statist-quo;

  • A de-emphasis on logic, economics and history in our schools and school textbooks;

  • The infection of our legal framework with hive thinking, identity politics, and "social justice";

  • And on, and on, and on.

EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE IS what is actually paid-for by the "ignorance tax", either in the conventional sense of being financed with its enormous, corruption-inducing aggregation of wealth into the hands of a political class with feet of clay, or as a price we all pay by the degradation and loss of our principles and our values.

Is all this really how a sensible people want to be spending their resources? I think not, but this IS what we're doing now, because of all those not yet awakened to the truth about the income tax.

Be an alarm clock.

(Click on Saruman to see what he means..."

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The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...


A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

You can also find this film at https://vimeo.com/175424277.


Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")



FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

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Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.



Why Does The Government Lie About 'Cracking the Code'?

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION is the key to the restoration of the republic and the rule of law in America. See it below. (NOTE: It's very important that the entire 24 minutes be viewed.)

This video can also be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: The Crime of the Century and The Truth About The 16th Amendment.

The other two mentioned in the film are this one (the "bulletin board" stack of 1,200 or so posted refunds and other victories in knowledgably applying the law; and this one (the collection of resisted claims and the outcomes of those little battles).

PLEASE be a real activist about sending this link to every single person in your address book, and about sharing it through facebook, reddit, twitter, and any other distribution channel with which you are familiar. Send it to every journalist you can. It's time to really make something happen.

Accompany your emails and posts with with a strong admonishment to watch the film through, and that doing so will show the viewer an individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax which the government has been trying to keep hidden from view for 75 years and which that person really needs to know.

BY THE WAY, as is impossible to miss, I have neither the skills nor the tools to make even moderately good films. This is simply not my forte. Anyone able to do better is encouraged to talk to me about that.

As is ALSO impossible to miss, though-- even in my amateur production-- reader video testimonials have GREAT POWER. Send me yours.

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Illuminating Anniversaries:

February 16- In 1804, Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held USS frigate Philadelphia in the First Barbary War.  In 1852, the Studebaker Brothers Wagon Company is founded.  In 1918, Lithuania declares its independence.  In 1923, Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Tutankhamun.  In 1937, nylon is patented.  In 1959, Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.  In 1985, Hezbollah is founded in Lebanon. In 2011, protests fomented against the regime of Moammar Ghaddafi by western interests disturbed by extensive oil-production deals being made between Ghaddafi and Chinese organizations, and unhappy about Ghaddafi's decision to cease selling Libyan oil solely for US dollars and instead sell for a new gold coin currency he intended to introduce and encourage as a regional competitor to the dollar and the euro, begin.  In Bahrain, the US-backed dictatorship conducts a violent suppression of that country's nascent uprising, on what becomes known as "Bloody Thursday".


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.


PRO TIP: By the physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a privilege tax. Here's why:

The distinction between a direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than that of authorizing the taxing power in the first place).

An indirect tax arises by the taxed choosing to do something by which the taxer's claim is then created. The choice that is a valid object of an indirect tax can't be anything done as an exercise of an untaxable right. Nor can it be any activity of necessity. A tax on anything done by necessity would arise not by actual election of the taxed but simply because the tax had been imposed by the taxer. Such a tax, whatever it may be called, would be in actual substance a direct tax, even if one that arose only intermittently. Think of a tax on eating, for example, or working, or engaging in trade with others (all of which are things done by right as well as by necessity, but you get the point).

What is left as the valid object of an indirect tax is the exercise of privilege-- something done not by right, and therefore done by the permission of the taxer (who, due to being possessed of an ownership right in the thing being permitted, is entitled to claim of portion of the proceeds when the thing is profitably used).

"[Although the Legislature may declare as privileges and tax as such for State revenue purposes those pursuits and occupations that are not matters of common right], the Legislature has no power to declare as a privilege and tax for revenue purposes occupations that are of common right."

Sims v. Ahrens, 167 Ark. 557, 271 SW 720 594, 595 (Ark. 1925)


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...


PRO TIP: The argument that a concept explicitly given a statutory definition for purposes of this or that chapter or "title" has the same meaning as the common word the legislature has borrowed for its label-- which meaning plainly didn't suit the legislature's purposes, hence its replacement-- is a preposterous reading of the law.

“It is axiomatic that the statutory definition of the term excludes unstated meanings of that term.” 

Meese v. Keene, 481 U.S. 465 (1987);

“[W]e are not at liberty to put our gloss on the definition that Congress provided by looking to the generally accepted meaning of the defined term.”

Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells, 371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).



In light of the actual evidence,, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?


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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class


Illuminating Anniversaries:

February 17- In 1621, Myles Standish is appointed commander of the Plymouth Colony.  In 1801, Thomas Jefferson is elected President of the United States.  In 1819, the U.S. House passes the Missouri Compromise.  In 1865, the Union army burns Columbia, South Carolina to the ground.  In 1867, the first ship passes through the newly-opened Suez Canal.  In 1996, after losing to the machine a week earlier, Garry Kasparov beats Deep Blue at chess.


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson


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Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.


"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine




ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself. 

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell


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!!

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-James Madison

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The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

by Ray McGovern

Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. (Ten illustrative texts from their exchange appear at the end of this article.)

Despite his former job as chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence section, Strzok had the naive notion that texting on FBI phones could not be traced. Strzok must have slept through “Security 101.” Or perhaps he was busy texting during that class. Girlfriend Page cannot be happy at being misled by his assurance that using office phones would be a secure way to conduct their affair(s).

It would have been unfortunate enough for Strzok and Page to have their adolescent-sounding texts merely exposed, revealing the reckless abandon of star-crossed lovers hiding (they thought) secrets from cuckolded spouses, office colleagues, and the rest of us. However, for the never-Trump plotters in the FBI, the official release of just a fraction (375) of almost 10,000 messages does incalculably more damage than that.

We suddenly have documentary proof that key elements of the U.S. intelligence community were trying to short-circuit the U.S. democratic process. And that puts in a new and dark context the year-long promotion of Russia-gate. It now appears that it was not the Russians trying to rig the outcome of the U.S. election, but leading officials of the U.S. intelligence community, shadowy characters sometimes called the Deep State.


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NOW CONSIDER: Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will restrain those in Mordor-on-the-Potomac by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?

Now ask yourself this: Have I really done all that I can to urge everyone I know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really bring about change in my lifetime?


EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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CtC-Educated Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

"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."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson







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More Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In CtC, And Have Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly!  See The Following Chart...





(How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)





“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer


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The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit

Some Observations About Current Political Efforts To Evade The Truth, Such As The "Fair Tax" Scheme


Regarding "Tax Reform"


"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes."

-Thomas Paine


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Law Professor James Duane Says: "Don't Talk To The Police.  Period."


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Films That Belong In Every Home Library


Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?





Warrior David Larson shares this beautiful little farce, wryly observing that, "Depositors have "..not lost one penny.." - OK we could agree on that simple statement  ..how about the purchasing power of that same penny 'not lost'?"


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics




Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 18- In 1841, the first filibuster begins in the United States Senate.  It will last until March 11.  In 1885, 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is published.  In 1930, Pluto is discovered.  In 1930, a cow named Elm Farm Ollie makes the first bovine flight in a fixed-wing aircraft.  In 1943, the members of the White Rose anti-Nazi movement are arrested in Germany.  In 1979, snow falls in the Southern Algerian portion of the Sahara Desert.  In 1991, the IRA explodes bombs in Paddington Station and Victoria Station in London.  In 2014, the US-instigated coup by neo-Nazi factions in Ukraine against the existing elected government, which was balking at following a US-charted foreign-policy course calling for distancing itself from Russia, began to boil into its final days.  Mysterious sniper fire indiscriminately killed both police officers defending the government and rioters whipped up by the plotters of the coup amidst steady, increasingly violent clashes between the two sides.  Scores are killed and hundreds wounded.


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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution


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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

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