IRS wants pipe bomb information

I just got a (virtual) visit from the IRS:

Domain Name   (Unknown) 
IP Address   152.216.11.# (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE)
ISP   INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Location  
Continent  :  North America
Country  :  United States  (Facts)
State  :  District of Columbia
City  :  Washington
Lat/Long  :  38.8933, -77.0146 (Map)
Distance  :  2,072 miles
Language   English (United States)
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Operating System   Microsoft WinXP
Browser   Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; InfoPath.1)
Javascript   version 1.3
Monitor  

Resolution  :  800 x 600
Color Depth  :  32 bits

Time of Visit   Dec 28 2006 7:20:28 am
Last Page View   Dec 28 2006 7:20:28 am
Visit Length   0 seconds
Page Views   1
Referring URL http://www.google.co…q=blattner pipe bomb
Search Engine google.com
Search Words blattner pipe bomb
Visit Entry Page   http://blog.joehuffm…mbmaking Expert.aspx
Visit Exit Page   http://blog.joehuffm…mbmaking Expert.aspx
Out Click    
Time Zone   UTC-5:00
Visitor’s Time   Dec 28 2006 10:20:28 am
Visit Number   123,064

They did a search on Google for information on a pipe bomb case and found this post where I commented about being quoted by a newspaper on the case in question.

I wonder why the IRS is interested. It’s possible some folks at the ATF show up as within the IRS on because they share the same block of IP addresses or something (the ATF used to be entirely within the Department of the Treasury). But I find it more amusing to believe the IRS thinks there is money to be collected from people involved in the manufacture and sale of pipe bombs.

2 thoughts on “IRS wants pipe bomb information

  1. What was formally the revenue arm of the BATF is now under the treasury.

    Maybe someone is looking for an excuse to claim DDs were made without paying the tax?

    The tax collectors are the first place people with pull go to when they want an annoying person suppressed.

  2. Could be. It’s “something” to club the kid with if they can’t make the bomb making charge stick or they want to plea bargin him down to failure to pay the tax or something.

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