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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pilot Crashes Plane into Austin, Texas IRS Building

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:53 PM

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JESUS. You go into a staff meeting for two hours, and this is what happens while you're gone? Via CNN:

An Austin, Texas, resident with an apparent grudge against the Internal Revenue Service set his house on fire Thursday and then crashed a small plane into a building housing an IRS office with nearly 200 employees, officials said.

Two people were injured and one person was missing, local officials said. There were no reported deaths.

And then there's the web-only suicide note. Here's a taste:

"I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different," the online message says. "I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well."

Read full manifesto here. But don't worry, folks! This was NOT "terrorism."

Two F-16 fighter jets were sent from Houston as a precaution, but federal authorities said preliminary information did not indicate any terrorist connection to the crash.

"We do not yet know the cause of the plane crash," the Department of Homeland Security said in a release. "At this time, we have no reason to believe there is a nexus to terrorist activity. We continue to gather more information, and are aware there is additional information about the pilot's history."

Sounds like the definition of terrorism to me.

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