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Vol. 8, #1 January 2010                                Nelson Waller, Editor                      PN Secretary, Assistant Editor

Dr. Robert Clarkson, Publisher

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  1. Patriot Beats Social Security Levy
  2. OBamanopoly
  3. National Taxpayer's Annual Report to Congress
  4. Now they can guess your Social Security Number
  5. Baby Patriot has arrived!



One day after Marian filed her lawsuit against the IRS in US District Court for Kansas, the IRS issued her a refund check for over $9,000 in illegally seized monies!

Marian check

LEFT: Marian's refund check. Marian followed the rules and got her paperwork in on time.

1. Patriot Beats Social Security Levy

The IRS violated the rights of brave patriot Marian of Kansas. They levied her Social Security check illegally. She fought back and won!

The IRS can levy SS checks either by: A) the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) which is a maximum garnishment of 15%; or B) The Standard Levy of the entire amount of the benefit — less the exempt amount. The exempt amount varies but is approximately $800 per month for the tax victim and $400 per month for their spouse.

On a standard levy, the exempt figure for most people is $1200 — so a SS payment of $1200 is totally exempt. Therefore the IRS can steal nothing.

Brave Patriot had her checked robbed of approximately 1/3 which obviously is neither the TOP or the Standard Levy. She contacted the Patriot Network staff for assistance. Marian had administrative expertise and did most of her own work.

She was directed to the Statutory Bounty Hunters section of the website and was instructed to send in the preliminary letters pertaining to the robbery of her retirement check. When she was able to have her figures organized and framed, then she began sending in a series of Administrative Claims.

The Administrative Claim is a legal document (invented by Dr. Clarkson) which everyone uses to fulfill the requirements of the law. Before you bring suit, you must exhaust your administrative remedies whereby you clearly notify the agency of your claim, and that you expect to initiate litigation.

Patriot Network members have been filing the Administrative Claims following proper procedure with the IRS for years. The administrative remedy letters are generally followed by a bounty hunter lawsuit by renowned patriot attorney.

When the Area Director receives a well worded and mathematically correct claim for damages and notice of intention to resort to the federal courts, frequently the agency decides to give up and stop the illegal levies. Sometimes they refund stolen money without anymore work.

This stalwart PN member stayed the course, followed instructions and she beat the tax service on an illegal SS garnishment.

This is the third case Marian has won with help from the PN Staff. See "Marian Patriot wins!" in our last edition of the e-Patriot Cannon and "Marian wins against Kansas DOR" article on the Patriot Network website home page.


Miracle on Main Street, 7th Edition
Saving Yourself and America from Financial Ruin

By the late F. Tupper Saussy

The Greatest Book published in the patriotic movement by our greatest author and scholar.

There are very few books that have achieved "legend" status in today's freedom cause, and one of them is Tupper Saussy's Miracle. The author is a multi-talented populist legend: author, publisher, artist, Grammy-nominated songwriter, etc.

The brand new edition of this revealing freedom book includes the author's update of the nation-building tome Caveat Against Injustice by Roger Sherman, the only quadruple Founding Father.

You must add this classic to your personal library. Saussy's masterpiece is an easy-reading explanation of the money issue. Perfect for beginners!

The earlier edition of this study set our nation aflame as they exposed the fraud and illegality of unbacked paper “money”. Thousands of loyal Americans have used this book for tax liberation. Your Patriot Network has sold many copies. (Jun08)

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2. OBamanopoly

No doubt we have all played Monopoloy over the years and it is a game some of us still enjoy today. Early last year, the toy giant, Hasbro released a new version of the game entitled "OBamanopoly."

Blog sites report: "The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism by having the government take over everything!"

"Tokens include a bus, a teleprompter, a sprig of arugula and a waffle iron."

"Wanna play? No??? Too bad, you're already playing... But, in this game, nobody wins!"


3. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson from her 2008 Annual Report to Congress

Here's some interesting quotes below: Now keep in mind the ADULT population in the US is about 230 Million. Look around and every 1 in 60 people are getting a levy slapped on them…and this is EACH YEAR. Let's suppose that every year 10% are repeats…so we'll say the IRS issues 3.3 million new levies. In 10 years that number is 33 Million levies…. Now 1 in 7 people over 10 years got an IRS levy. AMAZING.


"We note that the IRS's own studies show that more enforcement actions — liens and levies – do not translate into commensurate increases in revenue collection." For example, while the number of levies issued by the IRS increased by an astonishing 1,608 percent from FY 2000 to FY 2007— from 220,000 levies to about 3.76 million — the increase in total collection yield during this period was slightly less than 45 percent."


"The Code has grown so long that it has become challenging even to figure out how long it is. A search of the Code conducted in the course of preparing this report turned up 3.7 million words. A 2001 study published by the Joint Committee on Taxation put the number of words in the Code at that time at 1,395,000. A 2005 report by a tax research organization put the number of words at 2.1 million, and notably, found that the number of words in the Code has more than tripled since 1975."

"To determine the number of words in the Internal Revenue Code, a librarian in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel downloaded a zipped file of Title 26 of the U.S. Code (i.e., the Internal Revenue Code) from the website of the U.S. House of Representatives. She unzipped the file, copied it into Microsoft Word, and used the "word count" feature to compute the number of words. The version of Title 26 she used was dated Jan. 3, 2007, so the count does not reflect legislation passed during the 110th Congress. The Code contains certain information, such as a description of amendments that have been adopted, effective dates, cross references, and captions, that do not have the effect of law. It is possible that other attempts to determine the length of the Code have attempted to exclude some or all of these components, but there is no clearly correct methodology to use, and there is no easy way to selectively delete information from a document of this length."


Policy Statement P-5-71 states that, "A hardship exists if the levy action prevents the taxpayer from meeting necessary living expenses. In each case a determination must be made as to whether the levy would result in actual hardship, as distinguished from mere inconvenience to the taxpayer." Yet, the most commonly used enforcement action — a levy of a taxpayer's salary, wages, or bank account — is predominantly issued via automation. Thus, the IRS requires little to no human intervention to make a distinction of hardship or "mere inconvenience."

"Similarly, the IRS' Automated Collection System's (ACS) current process of systemically filing an NFTL on cases that are "shelved" or placed into the queue (regardless of whether the IRS made or initiated contact with the taxpayer), has the potential for further economic harm in today's economic times. At a time when so many homes are in foreclosure, the IRS should use caution when issuing federal tax liens, which are often more damaging than bankruptcy to taxpayers' attempts to secure credit. Moreover, in FY 2008, the IRS continued to issue the majority of its levies via automation (e.g., ACS and the Federal Payment Levy Program), generally initiating such enforcement action prior to attempting a personal contact with the taxpayer. The heavy reliance on automated levy and lien filing — without taxpayer contact — undermines the IRS' mission of increasing voluntary compliance."


"It is widely accepted in the business community that accounts receivable become much more difficult to collect the longer they remain delinquent. According to a study by Dun & Bradstreet, the probability of collecting a payment 90 days past due declines by 12 percent for each additional 30-day period. A survey of members of the Commercial Collection Agency Section of the Commercial Law League of America, completed in June 2001, indicates that generally, if an account is 90 days delinquent, only 73 percent of the debt will be collected; at six months only 50 percent will be collected; at 12 months the figure falls to 25 percent; and at 24 months, only 10.5 percent will be collected. In fact, the IRS has also recognized and validated this "collectibility curve" in a number of studies. These studies acknowledge that on tax debts that are 24 months past due, the IRS typically collects approximately 13 cents on the dollar, and tax debts become practically uncollectible after three years."

The entire report can be read here.


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SSCard 4. Now they can guess your Social Security Number

By now we've had it beaten into our thick skulls: Protect your Social Security Number at all costs, because those nine magic digits are the gateway to your entire life. Financial history, medical records... just about everything hinges on your SSN remaining private.

As such, large-scale thefts of SSN and other private information continue to make headlines, but this piece of news takes the cake: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have now figured out a way to roughly reverse engineer the way in which Social Security Numbers are assigned. Armed with your date of birth and the state in which you were born, it's now possible to generate a quite small set of digits that are likely to contain your actual SSN.

How is this possible? Mainly because SSNs aren't just randomly generated. The first three digits are tied to your state of birth, and the next two digits (the "group number") are used sequentially as SSNs are handed out over time. The final four digits are supposedly random, but using a public database called the Death Master File, which lists SSNs that were held by the deceased, patterns emerged in those digits, as well.

The result is that, depending on the state and year of birth (the older you are and the larger your state of birth, the harder it is to guess your SSN), the researchers could guess a Social Security Number's first five digits with up to 90 percent accuracy, and the last four digits with up to 5 percent accuracy. Considering the odds of getting a SSN right by random guess really ought to be 1 in a billion, that's a phenomenal success rate.

And if those numbers seem small, consider that with the use of commonly-available botnets, computers could correctly guess dozens of SSNs every minute by simple brute force as they apply for bogus credit cards en masse. The Ars Technica story linked above also notes that many credit card verification services allow for a couple of digits in an SSN to be wrong, as a convenience for forgetful applicants, opening the door a little wider for hackers.

What happens now? It's hard to imagine an organization as venerable and bureaucratic as the Social Security Administration to change the way it works, but it's hard not to think that the nine-digit SSN may have at last outlived its utility, and its security. Still, just try to imagine the upheaval should the country attempt to move to longer numbers...

To read more on this topic go to: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/145774


Silver & Gold Explained
Buy Silver at Dealer Prices.
By Robert Clarkson

A program showing you how to protect your family and your future. All paper money eventually diminishes in value and wipes out working people who save.

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         What money is — and is not

The future of silver and gold

 Why investment silver Save money on taxes

Real security and protection Why hard money

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5. Baby Patriot has arrived!

The e-PC reported in the last two issues that Brother Larry and his wife Rachel were expecting Baby Patriot. Baby Patriot arrived safely on September 10, weighing in at 9lbs, 12oz. Congratulations to the new parents of Baby Samuel Patriot.


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