full_title = "IamA 28-year veteran of the Internal Revenue Service – having left IRS, I am free now to reveal how the agency is failing in its mission to serve the American people and have just written a 67-page open letter to Congress on that subject. AMAA!" show_self_text
**EDIT**: *Thanks for all of your questions - feel free to keep asking and voting, but I have to depart for today. I am leaving for a trip but will try to get back on here to answer some additional questions a few days from now. If you want a free digital copy of the full open letter, drop back by this coming week for the link! I had a great time today and was very impressed by the diversity and high caliber of the questions and do hope my answers were informative. If you want to see change: remember to write your congress(wo)men and get out the vote!*
[Michael Gregory](http://mikegreg.com) here! IRS Employees are forbidden from lobbying Congress, leaving former agents and insiders like myself to raise the alarm about what is happening to and within the agency. With that in mind, I have written an open, public and free letter ([summary here](http://managingresolutions.org/post/100917597601/the-wheels-are-falling-off-the-wagon-at-the-irs-a
) and [extended excerpt here](https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9x595c8c6x0u6t/GREGORY.Wheels.Excerpt.pdf?dl=0)) to our leaders titled The Wheels are Falling Off the Wagon at the IRS in hopes of drawing much-needed attention to an ongoing crisis impacting American taxpayers.
I am excited to be with you Redditors today and hope to answer as many questions as possible. Please feel free to read more below and ask me (almost) anything about this open letter and otherwise! I am also being assisted today by a veteran Redditor who will help me address Reddit-specific questions (ducks and horses?).
**My short bio:** At the IRS, I was a specialist and territory manager for 23 states. I have testified in US tax court, written several books and twice won IRS Civil Servant of the Year awards. I have a BS, MS and MBA and am currently a qualified mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court. In my younger years, I also worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers and was a sewer inspector.
**My Proof:** https://twitter.com/MikeGregConsult/status/523167713305583616
**Context:** This publication was made to raise awareness and motivate voters for the upcoming elections. Congressman Darrell Issa, the wealthiest man in Congress and Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has investigated the Lois Lerner Tea Party concerns with a dozen investigations costing over $12 million and collected over 67,000 emails while not finding any illegal activity at the IRS. There certainly was mismanagement, poor decision making and inappropriate acts by the IRS. These should be addressed. However, while focusing on this headline-catching case, the Committee has lost focus and severely underfunded the IRS. This cripples the agency hurts law-abiding taxpayers who want and need help from the agency – it also allows identity thieves and criminals to go unprosecuted, all at the expense of everyday Americans.
**Disclaimers:** While I can give my opinions on tax law and the state of the IRS, I cannot give you tax advice. I am open to other questions but am hoping to focus on the pressing political issues surrounding the current state of the IRS, its dysfunctional elements and how we can improve the agency for the benefit of honest US taxpayers.
**Resources:** For more about me and other books I have written, you can visit my website at [MikeGreg.com](http://mikegreg.com/). For a preview, [click here](http://managingresolutions.org/post/100917597601/the-wheels-are-falling-off-the-wagon-at-the-irs-a) - for a free digital copy of this open letter, stay tuned on Twitter or my blog. Hard copies of the book can also be purchased from [Birch Grove Publishing](http://www.birchgrovepublishing.com/) on Thursday – any donations for the digital copy you may wish to make will go toward reimbursing the publisher for costs of production.
full_title = "President Vladimir Putin calls on Israel to halt the construction of settlements and he added that the "humiliation of the Palestinian people and any other people is a source of danger and instability and must be removed with all means and ways acceptable to all parties.""
url = "http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.622688"
My parents had just gotten a new car, and unlike my old car, this one had bluetooth in it. So I'm heading home from a baseball tournament and I've got my phone connected to the bluetooth in the car and we're listening to music. Eventually we get home and I go upstairs to my room for some me-time. My room is on the 3rd floor of my house, facing the street. I'm in my room with porn on my phone having some great fun when all of the sudden the sound stops. The video is playing like normal, but the sound is just gone. Then I hear the sound of a car driving over the drain in my driveway, and I realize. I look outside my window, being careful to not be seen, and see my mom in the car outside, all the windows down, blasting the sound of Madison Ivy getting fucked to the neighborhood as she frantically looks for a way to turn it off (remember, new car.) She gets it eventually and turns it off. She doesn't know I know, and I pretend as if nothing happened.
Edit: Well, people are commenting that the bluetooth range an a cell phone is typically shorter than whatever the distance from the 3rd floor of a house to the street is. I truly don't have an answer to that, but I did ask my dad if his phone has ever connected to the car from the house, and he said he's had the same problem (with a phone call, he said, but i've got my doubts....) anyways idk what to tell ya
full_title = "Levar Burton is gonna read 'Go the Fuck to Sleep' on a charity stream for Rooster Teeth as soon as they hit 75,000. Come join!" show_self_text
Rooster Teeth had stretch goal suggestions and I suggested they have Mr. Burton read "Go the Fuck to Sleep" on twitter. He's going to do it when they reach $75,000. Come join us. This is the proudest moment of my life! http://www.twitch.tv/roosterteeth .
Edit: Here's a video of it for those late to the party. http://youtu.be/gZoXGitkpNk
Edit 2: If you enjoyed it and want to donate to the cause that Levar was reading for head [here](http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=16236) and donate whatever you can. It's raising money for a children's hospital in Austin, Texas and a really great cause.