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martitalbott

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Bet you haven't done anything this stupid
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 10:53 AM
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I think I forgot to sign my quarterly estimated tax form. I sent the money, but... Are they going to come get me? Anyone have the money to bail me out? I gave all mine to the government this month. Can I plead permanent insanity?

If you never hear from me again, you'll know why. Oh...help.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 11:10 AM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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[i]I think I forgot to sign my quarterly estimated tax form. I sent the money, but... Are they going to come get me? Anyone have the money to bail me out? I gave all mine to the government this month. Can I plead permanent insanity?

If you never hear from me again, you'll know why. Oh...help.[/i]

Don't worry, they still let you write while you're in prison, and you'll have lots of free time. :-)

They also have internet and cable TV, luxuries that many families are doing without these days. When you add in free health and dental, it sounds even more attractive. Enjoy the rest, 093876. :-)
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 11:13 AM   in response to: scribblr in response to: scribblr
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May I borrow your laptop, 093876?
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Re: Bet you haven't done anything this stupid
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 11:30 AM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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My understanding of the IRS is that as long as they get their money on time, they are all kinds of forgiving.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:48 PM   in response to: scribblr in response to: scribblr
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[i]"Don't worry, they still let you write while you're in prison, and you'll have lots of free time.

They also have internet and cable TV, luxuries that many families are doing without these days. When you add in free health and dental, it sounds even more attractive. Enjoy the rest, 093876". [/i]

Reference? LOL.

I have never heard of a prison that gives inmates internet access and I work with a variety of prison activists on a regular basis. Some prisons have cable, but most do not. The free health care in the great majority of prisons is worthless and people die daily because of a lack of basic care or guard refusal to do anything about a real problem. If your idea of dental care is the extraction of an infected tooth, then yes, eventually you'll be taken care of.

Your statements have to be the biggest load of misinformation I have ever read.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:53 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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[i]Reference? LOL.

I have never heard of a prison that gives inmates internet access and I work with a variety of prison activists on a regular basis. Some prisons have cable, but most do not. The free health care in the great majority of prisons is worthless and people die daily because of a lack of basic care or guard refusal to do anything about a real problem. If your idea of dental care is the extraction of an infected tooth, then yes, eventually you'll be taken care of.

Your statements have to be the biggest load of misinformation I have ever read.[/i]

This was a joke, not a documentary. It was written in the same vein as the OP's, who joked about going to prison for forgetting to sign a tax return when she sent in the payment. If you look around, you might find your sense of humor. It's apparent you misplaced it somewhere. :-)

[b]Update:[/b] I had heard that some prisons make internet access available so I went to Google and called up the Federal Bureau of Prisons Handbook. My question is: If there is no internet access available, why do they talk about the internet and email privileges of inmates?

I've attached a couple of screenshots in another post since you can't add images when making changes to a post.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 1:17 PM   in response to: scribblr in response to: scribblr
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Guess you've been visiting the wrong prisons, AM.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 1:33 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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You evidently do not know what you are talking about. I retired from one of the most restrictive prison systems in the states and guess what, they have cable, internet, pool tables in every dorm (billliards) and every other modern sports activity that is NOT available to a lot of public schools in this country. Guard refusal to do anything about a real problem? THAT's CRAP! Unless an inmate is a one percenter, they have a better lifestyle, better diet, better healthcare in prison (at taxpayer expense) than they did on the street. Why do you think prisons are a revolving door for recidivists? Don't answer that, because THAT response will not be factual either. The ONLY thing that was taken from them is daily association with their families (you know, the dysfunctional one they didn't participate with or care about on the street).
"Activists", HAH!
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Re: Bet you haven't done anything this stupid
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 1:52 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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Actually, I don't have the form in front of me, but if I'm not mistaken, there's not even a spot for your signature. It's more of just a "deposit slip" so they know whose account the money goes in.

Even if there is a spot for a signature, I don't believe there's a requirement to file a quarterly return. There's merely a requirement to make quarterly payments.

So I suspect you'll get off on a technicality and avoid prison time.
1001nightspress

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Re: Bet you haven't done anything this stupid
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 2:06 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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[i]Bet you haven't done anything this stupid[/i]

Oh... I bet I have. ;)

I'm betting if you didn't sign your check, they'd be mad. Otherwise, I doubt you'll even hear about it.
martitalbott

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 3:12 PM   in response to: clemlaw in response to: clemlaw
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Clemlaw,

What a relief. I sent my check a week ago, April 16 and it hasn't cleared the bank yet, so I was worried. I don't want to pay a penalty. Thanks, I feel much better.
martitalbott

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 3:14 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
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I'm only afraid of two things -- earthquakes and the IRS.

Someone I know didn't file taxes and he got sent to Alaska instead of put in jail. The rest of his life, half his income went to paying his back taxes.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 3:28 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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I know what you mean. I didn't file once for something like four years. I didn't owe anything then (overseas and not making over the limit), but I was still required to file, and I just ... didn't. When I returned to the US, I had to go see someone to help me file for the back years. I felt like a kitten killer or something. (They didn't 'do' anything to me.)
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Re: Bet you haven't done anything this stupid
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 4:09 PM   in response to: scribblr in response to: scribblr
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Oh - satire? Got it. ;)

Some prisons make use of a special email program. All email is monitored and anyone that the inmate emails must first accept the terms and agree that they do indeed want to hear from the specific inmate. It's okay for some stuff, but not much really. No internet - only the special email program through an outside contractor and it is only available to some inmates at some prisons.

Sorry - I thought you were dead serious with the original statement.
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Re: Bet you haven't done anything this stupid
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 4:10 PM   in response to: dansontanner in response to: dansontanner
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That is pure garbage - unless you worked at a federal work camp?

Ah, so of course we must hear a defense from one of the guards. Of course. ;)

edit to add: Are you Charles Graner? He was a prison guard in PA before he graduated to the Abu Ghraib fiasco and he would claim the same crap that you have.
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