Skip to comments.IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lernerís Computer Crash
Posted on 06/22/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT by RummyChick
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerners computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials computers allegedly crashed.
The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides Email Archiving Done Right and Point-Click Recovery. Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldnt you choose them to protect your severs?
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If the Republicans let him get away with it, which I expect they will, then yes.
For them, it's not just ensuring the survival of the Incompetent Great Impersonator--- it is a final desperate fight for their own survival.
Without the myriad handouts from "producers," as national pets, their survival is definitely at great risk.
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That's the best I could do at the legal subscription site, Lexis Nexis.
Our ignorance of things technical, computer-wise, is part of the problem.
"Servers" are just sets of hard drives, physically and electronically connected and "stacked" as an array.
The only exception are tape backups, still a most efficient and reliable form of backups, but nevertheless also vulnerable to funny business by dedicated criminals.
Wish I knew how to do photoshop, to make that image complete by putting prison bars in the foreground.
I can't think of an appropriate sentence for his actions/attitude, short of hanging.
Congress should impeach Obama for this right now.
Yes, but a secure server means that the server has a mirrored hard drive AND a tape backup, so no single hardware failure or facility being destroyed (it happens) will result in the loss of critical data. Isn’t that the way data is protected?
In reply to your question, data can be protected so that it is never lost from anything short of EMP, If it is wanted to be preserved.
Maybe a “whistleblower” will emerge. But only after seeking protective asylum in Hong Kong or Moscow. I wonder if Ed Snowden could find the truth.
Right now—most of them are “Brain dead” consumed with video games, zombies, green shit, tolerance shit....and living on the government dime. So in THEIR eyes—why should THEY care?
At least—until the serious clamp-downs begin.
I say a flat tax on income. percentage.
same whether you make $100,000 or $10,000.
Make the poor have a vested interest in taxes.
Then we’ll see some change.
It’s because we feel we are “doing” something by venting on the internet and are perpetually waiting for the “other” guy to make the first move.
Actually, I think the other poster here is correct who said the reason is the over 50% of us don’t pay any net Federal Taxes is the major reason.
What you are still FAILING to understand is that the IRS was not, ever, paying Sonasoft to back up anything.
There was a contract for one year for Sonasoft to provide archiving SOFTWARE only, to one department at the IRS, and that was not the department Loise Lerner worked in.
So, that contract was for software only, NOT for Sonasoft to back up anything..
Therefore, you are wrong, and you continue to not understand that you are wrong. That is pathetic.
But this is about more than taxes. And even so, what about the 45% (or whatever the number might be) who do pay taxes? Almost half the population would still be millions of people.
I am having some doubts in my own mind. Something does not seem right about the company. However, They were active for more than one year.
This site purports to show eight separate contracts in the 2006 - 2010 time frame.
One thing that seems fishy is the relatively low dollar amount.
If so, still it is worthy of checking into further. The timing is suspicious and surely there must be some some loose John Dean screws in there somewhere. Turn the place upside down and find them.
Congress should DEMAND that the IRS produce all those emails within 72 hours.
If they don’t, start at the top and perp walk all those involved in the coverup.
They are breaking a big law by not having the records.
If the truly disappeared, they should still be prosecuted because it was LAW that they have them.
They are somewhere, Snowden should release them.
“The COVER UP IS ALWAYS worse than the crime”
In this case, IMHO, they are equally bad.
Where are you today Bob?
“Why this country is not standing outside every IRS building in this country with pitchforks and flaming torches is beside me.”
Nearly 50% of the people in this country are receiving a check from the federal government. As long as the IRS is collecting money from the other 50% they are content. As to the 50% who are still productive, most are busy just trying to survive.
This goes to show the concept of freedom our founders tried to protect is gone. Half of the country is enslaved, dependent on government for food, clothing, and shelter. The other 50% is having nearly half of the earnings produced from their labor taxed away to support the other 50%. There are very few citizens free from the chains of government today.
Could see the hitmen coming out indeed... rapists not only rape, they kill their victim witness.
Yup. The Lord only asks for 10%. How can the government legitimately demand more.
However, you are mistaken in saying that having a flat tax would eliminate the need for the IRS. You are apparently unaware of how much of the current tax core relates to nothing more than determining exactly what constitutes 'income'. You'd still need the unconstitutional army of vampires sucking the life-blood out of the country even with a 'flat' tax. You'd also still have the Constitution-busting reporting requirements as well.
What is needed is a flat 10% sales tax. You eliminate all IRS forms for individuals. The vast majority of infrastructure for collecting a sales tax is already in place. Make the tax consumptive, and remove the perverse disincentives for growth and success and you'd see a new golden age in this country.
Yeah, I'm sure the government would come up with a way to make the tax as inefficient and as stifling as possible (see VAT), but it would still be better than what we have.
If it must be income tax, then the methodology you outlined is the way to go.
Let’s connect the dots.
Who fired the backup company? What orders did they give? What happened to their data. You mean once you cancel they don’t save anything for you?
GIve the people around Lois Lerner total immunity. Start asking questions of the IT boys and girls.
I mean, do these people actually think we’re that stupid?
WORST THING YET!!!!? BERSTEIN AND WOODWARD DONT THINK THE IRS SCANDAL REMOTELY COMPARES TO WATERGATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not unaware. While I want a national retail sale’s tax and have commented about same before, if Americans insist upon an income tax then a 10% flat tax, no deductions, no exemptions. If you make money on it that is income. No need for the IRS and the obscene tax code designed to protect the elites and punish those that desire to improve their lives. We are on the same page.
No not stupid, ignorant. They believe the propaganda media will provide cover for them. And so far they are correct. Beyond it all, it seems there are plenty of law broken here. Plea bargains often uncover vital information.
Someone(s) can be a real hero and also a villain too depending on the sides affected if they can come up with those e-mails supposedly lost forever.
Fox is going to give some names being watched by NSA per Snowden realeased documents...today.
And you call yourself ‘savedbygrace’...that’s really what’s pathetic.
The answer is:
Every person on the planet
BUT, sorry, not the IRS employees who hard drives crashed.
Thanks for the enlargement. I just used control+ to enlarge it on my screen. I didn’t want to enlarge it too much as a post, but thought it was an important issue to consider.
I should have logged into my legal research account(I use our university law school resources) and printed it out.
Actually we should padlock the doors and gates on the son-of-a bitches and dare them to try and come out!
Let the treasonous bastards starve to death for all I care.
If an investigative reporter would go get the correct information about all of this, that would be great. But so far, a lot of people have been jumping to incorrect conclusions.
That’s why I’m standing up saying, wait, what you’re saying is not correct.
I agree with you.
this is one of the problems with the internet, it stores tons of information, but you cant ask it questions. what is needed is old fashioned gumshoe walking and talking investigations not jumping to conclusions based on little information. Asking questions in person also gives one a chance to evaluate the demeanor and credibility of those they question.
I suggest Issa subpoena Lerners assistant and ask her about lerners emails etc..Lerner herself in an email said her assistant got to her emails before her,,also the tech guy to see what he did to try and recover data-interesting was that he offered to try and recover it-she didn’t ask him-also when he put in new drive did he install it with all her data that was on their back ups? if not why not?
No. There were eight contracts with treasury for multiple years.
I see 4 for the IRS. The 1st one was for equipment, which were probably the hard drive arrays from Rorke. The other three appear to be annual software agreements for three separate years. According to the details of the contracts I have seen, this was for the counsel’s office, not the IRS in general.
Based on the costs, I would guess this would cover 15-30 computers. But that is a guess, and with my background, I call it an educated guess. But it’s still a guess.
Yes, and didn’t Obama and/or Congress pass a law that all internet ISPs had to keep a record of all activity for two or more years for legal reasons around 2009?
Smoking gun, indeed.
I think that leaves wiggle room for corruption to begin again. Feds ability to raise any funds must be stopped completely. Make them our servants again.