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(Daily Mail)   IRS spends $60,000 for a Star Trek-themed training video. And if that wasn't bad enough, they had people dressed in Next Generation era uniforms on the bridge from the Original Series   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 81
    More: Fail, Star Trek, IRS, Charles Boustany, fake hair, Gilligan's Island, Mr. Spock, tax filings, United States House Committee on Ways and Means  
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2013-03-23 10:09:33 AM
I don't get the griping. People need to be motivated and interested to retain their training and do a good job, so the IRS  paid to create a training video. shiat ain't free and having gone through the typical IRS training, I can tell you its horrible. They try not to explain in-depth and only familiarize you with important concepts, then, they have you wing it with the public. Thankfully, I'm not there anymore, but i doubt they could train well at all. The rule book for the IRS is miles long and no one knows everything in, especially since it changes weekly (by the agency) and any other time based on congressional whims.
 
2013-03-23 10:11:38 AM

Ghastly: [sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net image 850x531]


Is that captain pike with boobs?
 
2013-03-23 10:40:26 AM
4 things:
1) slightly encouraging there are zero voties either for or against this.
2) hogans typed to appear on pg 1: They could have hired a bunch of Finns and made a more convincing film.
3) resent the pic with an arrow in the middle only resembles  a playable vid linkie! Therefore, unable to determine if my 2)'s actually true. Am 50% Suomi Finn via late mother; sing in a SweetAdelines chorus & Very Large Quartet (25 mbrs on a fully staffed day) so must be able to semi-act a bit.
& 4) .jpg provided last March by Canadian Caturday ally of mine
i.imgur.com
 
ows
2013-03-23 11:06:23 AM
and they'll track me down for not calculating a $1,500 capital gain correctly.

flat sales tax and these bozos and all their freaky tax directions goes bye-bye
 
2013-03-23 11:21:32 AM
Don't care.  It would have probably cost more to make a boring office video.
 
2013-03-23 11:41:49 AM
I demand that they do it over until they get it right, no matter how much it costs!

/jk
 
2013-03-23 11:59:03 AM

OtherLittleGuy: And yet "Firefly" was cancelled.


 ... gack ... thanks for bringing up the heartbreak ...
 
2013-03-23 12:10:26 PM

ZAZ: How can you expect SF competence in the bureaucracy when the president can't even keep Star Wars and Star Trek straight?


Eddie Adams from Torrance: Training video? Why didn't they just use a Jedi Mind-Meld?


It's called a  Force meld
 
2013-03-23 12:16:26 PM
Darkviking:
NSFW!!
http://xhamster.com/movies/1419542/april_o_039_neil_gets_rikered.html


It appears that the Borg have assimilated her right hip.

/looks like a transwarp hub
 
2013-03-23 12:34:23 PM

evilmrsock: DNRTFA, but...

My takeaway from this headline is that the IRS is efficient enough to get a training video shot, edited, and rendered, paying the actors, the writers, the director, the camera and lighting and sound staff, the recording space, travel cost to the studio, editor fees, duplication and media costs, a bunch of other things you wouldn't even think of, for only $60k.

That's farking lean. That's lean for a 30 second shot with 2 actors. You people are retarded.


DURR GUBMINT BAD
 
2013-03-23 01:08:36 PM
All this poutrage assumes that companies and organizations don't routinely spend that much money on those stupid as hell training videos.  Sounds to me like they hired a studio and gave them a budget, the Star Trek angle was their idea and not the IRS's.
 
2013-03-23 01:19:59 PM
konseptual.com
 
2013-03-23 01:29:23 PM
Yes - Do not mix your ST groups

STOS
th06.deviantart.net

STNG
comicbook.com
 
2013-03-23 01:33:02 PM

JohnCarter: Yes - Do not mix your ST groups

STOS
[th06.deviantart.net image 772x1035]

STNG
[comicbook.com image 550x413]


Hey, look, A Nerd minstrel show!
 
2013-03-23 02:13:20 PM
So Absolutely NOTHING to do with any new Star Trek film about to be released, perchance?
 
2013-03-23 02:37:25 PM

hogans: [confusedmatthew.com image 800x402]

They could have hired a bunch of Finns and made a more convincing film.


I think this fits the IRS better:

3.bp.blogspot.com

The xhamster vid wasn't bad, neither.
 
2013-03-23 02:41:06 PM
I hope the IRS got permission from Paramount and the owners of Gilligan's Island for this along with royalty payment. If not the IRS should be changed with violation of the DMCA, fined, sent to prison, and ordered to pay  (oops, our money) to Paramount.

In any case if they are not prosecuted, it would make a good defense for anyone charged with violating the DCMA.
 
2013-03-23 03:01:49 PM
More Trek cross-dressing:


img802.imageshack.us
 
kg
2013-03-23 03:51:08 PM
hotnerdgirl.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-23 03:53:59 PM
Seems legit
 
2013-03-23 04:10:29 PM
Why in the name of God did I read this thread?

/drowns self in toilet
 
2013-03-23 04:25:23 PM
They created two training videos for $60,000 -- or $30,000 per video. That these videos were campy Star Trek themed and  Gilligan's Island themed training videos actually should be applauded -- they wanted the employees to watch these and learn something. If they were more likely to watch and pay attention to a video that was thematically interesting, than its fine. Its the same reason children's programming is "fun" but still teaches them how to count and know their letters.
 
2013-03-23 04:32:38 PM
Did the video include this image?

i195.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-23 05:33:10 PM
Ha, I think I figured out how to get a dang image on here...
If so, this is the only Troi that matters now...

www.gtxxxtreme.com
 
2013-03-23 07:06:02 PM

Wolf892: Ha, I think I figured out how to get a dang image on here...
If so, this is the only Troi that matters now...

[www.gtxxxtreme.com image 533x799]


I had a friend who had those seats in his mini-van.
 
2013-03-23 07:10:46 PM

Ghastly: Wolf892: Ha, I think I figured out how to get a dang image on here...
If so, this is the only Troi that matters now...

[www.gtxxxtreme.com image 533x799]

I had a friend who had those seats in his mini-van.


Hmmmmm, know how I know you're gay?

;-)
 
2013-03-23 07:30:49 PM

evilmrsock: DNRTFA, but...

My takeaway from this headline is that the IRS is efficient enough to get a training video shot, edited, and rendered, paying the actors, the writers, the director, the camera and lighting and sound staff, the recording space, travel cost to the studio, editor fees, duplication and media costs, a bunch of other things you wouldn't even think of, for only $60k.

That's farking lean. That's lean for a 30 second shot with 2 actors. You people are retarded.


These are the lengths liberals boldly go to in defense of their fascist masters.
 
2013-03-23 07:34:34 PM
Wolf892: Ha, I think I figured out how to get a dang image on here...
If so, this is the only Troi that matters now...

[www.gtxxxtreme.com image 533x799]


I'll be in my bunk
 
2013-03-23 10:27:32 PM
They've in-housed their training videos now instead of contracting them out in an effort to actually save money. These were the first couple projects they did to practice. If you really want to see waste look at the $350,000 the Senate barber shop loses a year.
 
2013-03-24 01:01:17 AM
I filed my taxes with the IRS and am getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2013-03-24 03:16:35 AM
Funny enough it is actually correct.

People of a modern era trying to keep an almost ancient system operating...
 
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