According to the above, the subpoenas are not a Mesira. Although Rabbi Bogomilsky says they are and as of today we have not seen any permission from any Rov with the go ahead of issuing these “not Mesira subpoenas”.
WIS will now take the liberty to address the Mosrim and Mesira justifiers directly.
Lets have it your way for a moment (just one post). The subpoenas are NOT Mesira. O.k. granted.
The Talmud in tractate Shabbos 31a relates the following well-known story of Hillel:
“On another occasion it happened that a certain heathen came before Shammai and said to him, “Make me a proselyte, on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot.” Thereupon he chased him away with the builder’s cubit that was in his hand. When he came before Hillel, (he also asked Hillel to teach him the entire Torah while standing on one foot) Hillel replied, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: that is the whole Torah while the rest is commentary; go and learn it.”
Since this subpoena thing is no big deal to you, WIS is offering a fair proposition for you all… WIS is of-course extending the very same courtesy you are to your neighbors. So in the name of neighborly love….
Hand over all your books and records to WIS. Send us [firstname.lastname@example.org] all your and your families (wife and kids) information. Where you work; how much you make; your expenses; share with WIS any information of extra cash you might be making on the side; send WIS your tax returns; bank statements; credit card bills…
You know, WIS is just going to borrow a few lines from the ‘Not Mesira subpoena’ to give you a better understanding of what WIS would like you to share with the rest of us.
i. “Transaction” means any payment, exchange, transfer, sale, or loan of money, securities, goods, services, or other valuables or any other business deal or agreement.
ii. “Document” means all written or graphic matter or any other means of preserving thought or expression of every type and description, including but not limited to originals, drafts, computer-stored and computer-retrievable information (including but not limited to databases, spreadsheets, word processing files, charts and graphs), copies or duplicates that are marked with any notation or annotation, copies or duplicates that differ in any way from the original, correspondence, memoranda, intra or inter office communication, reports, notes, minutes, contracts, agreements, books, records, vouchers, invoices, purchase orders, ledgers, diaries, logs, calendar notes, appointment books, computer printouts, computer disks and programs, microfiche, price quotations, sales records, card files, price lists, press clippings, sworn or unsworn statements of employees, requisitions, purchasing manuals or guidelines, lists, audit work papers, financial analysis, tables of organizations, advertisements or other promotional material, audited and unaudited financial statements, newspapers or newsletters, faxes, diagrams, photographs, electronic mail, electronic or mechanical records, and other writings or recordings, including audio and video recordings, which are in the possession, custody or control of Plaintiff or its attorneys, agents, representatives, members, managers, employees, employers, family members or anyone acting on its behalf. A draft or nonidentical copy is a separate document within the meaning of this term. “Document” also includes any removable “Post-it” notes or other attachments affixed to any of the foregoing.
x. “Person” means any natural person, business, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, organization, affiliated group, association, legal or governmental entity or any other entity.
xi. “Communication” means the transmittal of information (in the form of facts, ideas, inquiries or otherwise). Without limiting the foregoing, “communication” includes all letters, memoranda, telephone conversations (without regard to the location where the conversation originated), face-to-face conversations, electronic transmissions, fax, wire, modem, e-mail, telegraph and internet transmissions, meetings, visits and conferences.
xii. “Concerning” and “concern” mean relating to, referring to, describing, evidencing, summarizing, or constituting in whole or in part.
xiii. The words “and” or “or” shall be interpreted conjunctively, and consistent with the result providing for the most expansive response, and shall not be interpreted disjunctively to exclude any information otherwise within the scope of any specifications below.
xiv. “Each,” “any,” and “all” shall be construed broadly and shall mean “each,” “any,” or “all” or “each,” “any,” and “all” wherever such meaning broadens the meaning of any sentence or phrase.
xv. “Related,” “relating to,” or “referring to” mean constituting, comprising, containing, setting forth, showing, disclosing, describing, explaining, summarizing, mentioning or in any way concerning, directly or indirectly.
xvi. “Between” means by, among, to, and/or from.
xvii. As used in these requests, the present tense of a verb includes past tense and vice versa, use of the singular includes the plural and vice versa and use of the masculine gender includes the feminine gender and vice versa.
i. All documents produced pursuant to this request shall be organized in such a manner as to clearly indicate the request in response to which they are produced or they shall be produced in the manner in which they were maintained in the ordinary course of business.
ii. All documents produced in response to this Request shall be produced in toto, notwithstanding the fact that portions thereof may contain information not requested.
iii. If any requested document is withheld from production for any reason, furnish a list specifying, for each document: (i) the reason for which it is being withheld; (ii) its character (letter, memorandum, etc.); (iii) the name, position, and business affiliation of its author or authors; (iv) the name, position and business affiliation of each recipient of the letter or a copy thereof and where not apparent, the relationship of the author and recipient to each other; (v) the date on which it was written; (vi) its general subject matter; (vii) the paragraph of this request to which it is responsive; (viii) its present custodian; (ix) the name of each person with knowledge of the information withheld; and (x) such other information as is sufficient to identify the documents for a subpoena duces tecum.
iv. This request shall be deemed continuing and the response thereto shall be supplemented within ten days of the receipt or identification of documents or things responsive to this request.
v. If any document or thing requested herein has been lost, discarded, destroyed or otherwise disposed of, identify such document or thing as completely as possible, providing as much of the following information as possible: (i) the type of document or thing; (ii) its date; (iii) its author and recipients; (iv) its contents; (v) the date or approximate date it was lost, discarded, destroyed or otherwise disposed of; (vi) the circumstances and manner in which it was lost, discarded, destroyed or otherwise disposed of; (vii) the reason or reasons for discarding, destroying or disposing of the document or thing; (viii) the identity of all persons authorizing or having knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the destruction or discarding of the document or thing; (ix) the identity of the person(s) who lost, discarded, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of the document or thing; and (x) the identity of all persons having knowledge of the contents thereof, including names, addresses and phone numbers.
vi. If a requested document currently or formerly in Your possession which You allege was received under a cloak of confidentiality: (i) state whether the identity or source of the alleged confidential information has ever been disclosed and/or waived; (ii) identify all individuals known to have knowledge of the confidential information including their name, title, and last known address; and (iii) identify all occasions including date, time and location of the disclosure and/or waiver of the identity or source of the alleged confidential information.
vii. If any document relates to this proceeding which is no longer in Your possession because it has been returned to an individual or entity, please provide the following information: (i) the place, date (or approximate date), and manner of recording or otherwise preparing the document; (ii) the name and title of sender, and the name and title of the recipient of the document; (iii) a summary of the contents of the document; (iv) the identity of each person or persons (other than stenographic or clerical assistance) participating in the preparation of the document; (v) the identity of all persons having knowledge of the substance of the document; (vi) the date on which it was returned; (vii) the reason it was returned; and (viii) whether the claimed return occurred as a result of any policy relied upon by you. If so, describe the policy.
viii. Please preface your response to each request with the text of the Request, as set forth below.
ix. Unless otherwise stated, the time period covered by each request is January of 2005 through the present.
All documents and communications concerning any transactions between you and the rest of the world. Anything and everything.
Don’t make us wait to long. We already established that this is no big deal and you clearly proved you don’t mind this happening to your neighbor, surly you are a good Finner mentch and would do the same in a heart beat.
WhoIsShmira is not an attorney nor an accountant and definitely not a Mosser, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about (this is not even a ‘not Mesira Subpoena’). If you for reasons unknown don’t trust WIS, you can always go to the people you do trust with full heart and soul (after all you trust them with your neighbors books and records), gangsters Elie Polotrak, Chanina Sperlin and Fishel Brownstein.
WIS does reserve the right to note/file any wrong doings/illegal activity and use it to black mail you at a later date.
This fact does not bother you and you agree to WIS tactics no matter the consequence to you, your family and community, after all you have nothing to hide.