Posting rages at IRS, claims, “I have had all I can stand”
FEBRUARY 18—The man suspected of intentionally crashing an airplane into a Texas office building today appears to have posted a lengthy online diatribe attacking the Internal Revenue Service and declaring that, “I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand.” The six-page manifesto, which you’ll find below, is dated “2/18/10” and is signed “Joe Stack (1956-2010).” Andrew Joseph Stack, 53, has been identified as the man who flew a small plane into an Austin building housing IRS offices. The statement was uploaded to the front page of a web site that was registered in 2003 by a Joe Stack, who listed an address in San Marcos, Texas, which is about 35 miles south of Austin. The online posting is titled “Well Mr. Big Brother IRS man… take my pound of flesh and sleep well.” Cached versions of Stack’s web site, which described his software development consulting business, noted that he founded the firm in southern California in 1983, and eventually relocated to the Austin area to “lend a hand to the growing high technology industry in South-Central Texas.” Stack, who has played bass in an Austin band, is pictured above.
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PrisonPlanet (18 Feb 10)