Anonymous Hacks Department Of Justice, Threatens To Release Secret DOJ Information, Warns "There Will Be Chaos"

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Nearly two years ago, the hacktivist group Anonymous made waves around the fringes of financial media by announcing "Operation Empire State Rebelion" whose goal was to "engage in a relentless campaign of non-violent, peaceful, civil disobedience until Ben Bernanke steps down and the Primary Dealers within the Federal Reserve banking system be broken up and held accountable for rigging markets and destroying the global economy effective immediately." Needless to say nothing came out of it, and OperationESR was promptly forgotten as Anonymous had apparently met its match in the face of the Fed and the Primary Dealers.

Now, in the aftermath of the Aaron Swartz suicide which has put the entire hacking community on high alert, Anonymous is back with yet another campaign, this one titled "Operation Last Resort", which was revealed to the public when Anonymous took control of the website for the the US Sentencing Commission for nearly one full day from Friday afternoon until Saturday evening, using it as a venue from which to distribute a massive 1.3 GB encrypted file titled Warhead-US-DOJ-LEA-2013.AES256 which may contain secret information sourced from the Department of Justice (hence the files contained are named after SCOTUS justices) and which Anonymous threatens to release unless massive reforms take place at the DOJ - reforms which will certainly never see the light of day, meaning Anonymous will have no choice but to make the contents of said file public.

The contents of the AES256 encrypted "warhead" folder contain nine files eacg named after a Supreme Court Justice as seen below:

md5sums:

14965755e21467d13ac807031f97e2bc     Alito.Warhead1
c243e81a44fc42bc8e6821e9b05650da     Breyer.Warhead1
26e93c731515b4941e10a400e402787c   Ginsburg.Warhead1
199cbbaacbad4e48152dc7d9da153674     Kagan.Warhead1
ee385def3e79c72ecbea42a287ec0396      Kennedy.Warhead1
29da80651797cf30a9594ec97901d8a6    Roberts.Warhead1
af5ab26b222be2c853ebc8460a533f61     Scalia.Warhead1
06917dfe9038640b76d2d83cb3661b3c    Sotomayor.Warhead1
1321fbd5d52d7ea270e50885b0fbf8ae     Thomas.Warhead1

As ZDNet reports:

In the defacement text, Anonymous also said it placed "multiple warheads" on "compromised systems" on various unnamed websites, and encouraged members to download the encrypted files from ussc.gov that are "primed, armed and quietly distributed to numerous mirrors."

 

Anonymous called the launch of it new campaign a "warhead."

 

Anonymous posted the following video to the site stating that this attack is the beginning of what it calls "Operation Last Resort."

In a verbose essay attached to the file, Anonymous itself says the following about the contents of the encrypted released file:

The contents are various and we won’t ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and some things are not meant to be public. At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications.

 

We have not taken this action lightly, nor without consideration of the possible consequences. Should we be forced to reveal the trigger-key to this warhead, we understand that there will be collateral damage. We appreciate that many who work within the justice system believe in those principles that it has lost, corrupted, or abandoned, that they do not bear the full responsibility for the damages caused by their occupation.

In other words, the file is, at least to Anonymous, the equivalent of a hostage. So what are their hostage release demands?

in order for there to be a peaceful resolution to this crisis, certain things need to happen. There must be reform of outdated and poorly-envisioned legislation, written to be so broadly applied as to make a felony crime out of violation of terms of service, creating in effect vast swathes of crimes, and allowing for selective punishment. There must be reform of mandatory minimum sentencing. There must be a return to proportionality of punishment with respect to actual harm caused, and consideration of motive and mens rea. The inalienable right to a presumption of innocence and the recourse to trial and possibility of exoneration must be returned to its sacred status, and not gambled away by pre-trial bargaining in the face of overwhelming sentences, unaffordable justice and disfavourable odds. Laws must be upheld unselectively, and not used as a weapon of government to make examples of those it deems threatening to its power.

 

For good reason the statue of lady justice is blindfolded. No more should her innocence be besmirked, her scales tipped, nor her swordhand guided. Furthermore there must be a solemn commitment to freedom of the internet, this last great common space of humanity, and to the common ownership of information to further the common good.

Naturally, following the the past 4 years of gross dereliction of the US DOJ responsibilities, and this week's very demonstrative exit of US Assistant AG Lanny Breuer in the aftermath of the humiliating Frontline special on the "Untouchables", one can't help but feel sympathetic to Anonymous' quest, which at least superficially is attempting to restore some trace of justice in the USA. Anonymous ends its letter with a threat:

We demand the government does not make the mistake of hoping that time will dampen its ringing, that they can ride out this wave of determination, that business as usual can continue after a sufficient period of lip-service and back-patting.

 

Not this time. This time there will be change, or there will be chaos…

However, following the complete failure of previous grand plans by Anonymous to take on the highest echelons of US authority, one can't help but be skeptical that this time attempt to put the blindfold back on Lady Justice will too be a dud.

Here is the clip that Anonymous created to go alongside its "warhead" file release:

And Anonymous' full letter:

Citizens of the world,

 

Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the “discretion” of prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain.

 

We have been watching, and waiting.

 

Two weeks ago today, a line was crossed. Two weeks ago today, Aaron Swartz was killed. Killed because he faced an impossible choice. Killed because he was forced into playing a game he could not win — a twisted and distorted perversion of justice — a game where the only winning move was not to play.

 

Anonymous immediately convened an emergency council to discuss our response to this tragedy. After much heavy-hearted discussion, the decision was upheld to engage the United States Department of Justice and its associated executive branches in a game of a similar nature, a game in which the only winning move is not to play.

 

Last year the Federal Bureau of Investigation revelled in porcine glee at its successful infiltration of certain elements of Anonymous. This infiltration was achieved through the use of the *same tactics which lead to Aaron Swartz’ death. It would not have been possible were it not for the power of federal prosecutors to thoroughly destroy the lives of any hacktivists they apprehend through the very real threat of highly disproportionate sentencing.

 

As a result of the FBI’s infiltration and entrapment tactics, several more of our brethren now face similar disproportionate persecution, the balance of their lives hanging on the severely skewed scales of a broken justice system.

 

We have felt within our hearts a burning rage in reaction to these events, but we have not allowed ourselves to be drawn into a foolish and premature response. We have bidden our time, operating in the shadows, adapting our tactics and honing our abilities. We have allowed the FBI and its masters in government — both the puppet and the shadow government that controls it — to believe they had struck a crippling blow to our infrastructure, that they had demoralized us, paralyzed us with paranoia and fear. We have held our tongue and waited.

 

With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine. The time has come for them to feel the helplessness and fear that comes with being forced into a game where the odds are stacked against them.

 

This website was chosen due to the symbolic nature of its purpose — the federal sentencing guidelines which enable prosecutors to cheat citizens of their constitutionally-guaranteed right to a fair trial, by a jury of their peers — the federal sentencing guidelines which are in clear violation of the 8th amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishments. This website was also chosen due to the nature of its visitors. It is far from the only government asset we control, and we have exercised such control for quite some time…

 

There has been a lot of fuss recently in the technological media regarding such operations as Red October, the widespread use of vulnerable browsers and the availability of zero-day exploits for these browsers and their plugins. None of this comes of course as any surprise to us, but it is perhaps good that those within the information security industry are making the extent of these threats more widely understood.

 

Still there is nothing quite as educational as a well-conducted demonstration…

 

Through this websites and various others that will remain unnamed, we have been conducting our own infiltration. We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious, and far more capable. Over the last two weeks we have wound down this operation, removed all traces of leakware from the compromised systems, and taken down the injection apparatus used to detect and exploit vulnerable machines.

 

We have enough fissile material for multiple warheads. Today we are launching the first of these. Operation Last Resort has begun…

 

Warhead – U S – D O J – L E A – 2013 . A E E 256 is primed and armed. It has been quietly distributed to numerous mirrors over the last few days and is available for download from this website now. We encourage all Anonymous to syndicate this file as widely as possible.

 

The contents are various and we won’t ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and some things are not meant to be public. At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications.

 

We have not taken this action lightly, nor without consideration of the possible consequences. Should we be forced to reveal the trigger-key to this warhead, we understand that there will be collateral damage. We appreciate that many who work within the justice system believe in those principles that it has lost, corrupted, or abandoned, that they do not bear the full responsibility for the damages caused by their occupation.

 

It is our hope that this warhead need never be detonated.

 

However, in order for there to be a peaceful resolution to this crisis, certain things need to happen. There must be reform of outdated and poorly-envisioned legislation, written to be so broadly applied as to make a felony crime out of violation of terms of service, creating in effect vast swathes of crimes, and allowing for selective punishment. There must be reform of mandatory minimum sentencing. There must be a return to proportionality of punishment with respect to actual harm caused, and consideration of motive and mens rea. The inalienable right to a presumption of innocence and the recourse to trial and possibility of exoneration must be returned to its sacred status, and not gambled away by pre-trial bargaining in the face of overwhelming sentences, unaffordable justice and disfavourable odds. Laws must be upheld unselectively, and not used as a weapon of government to make examples of those it deems threatening to its power.

 

For good reason the statue of lady justice is blindfolded. No more should her innocence be besmirked, her scales tipped, nor her swordhand guided. Furthermore there must be a solemn commitment to freedom of the internet, this last great common space of humanity, and to the common ownership of information to further the common good.

 

We make this statement do not expect to be negotiated with; we do not desire to be negotiated with. We understand that due to the actions we take we exclude ourselves from the system within which solutions are found. There are others who serve that purpose, people far more respectable than us, people whose voices emerge from the light, and not the shadows. These voices are already making clear the reforms that have been necessary for some time, and are outright required now.

 

It is these people that the justice system, the government, and law enforcement must engage with. Their voices are already ringing strong with a chorus of determined resolution. We demand only that this chorus is not ignored. We demand the government does not make the mistake of hoping that time will dampen its ringing, that they can ride out this wave of determination, that business as usual can continue after a sufficient period of lip-service and back-patting.

 

Not this time. This time there will be change, or there will be chaos…

 

-Anonymous

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Sun, 01/27/2013 - 15:58 | 3189409 serog
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touche

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:34 | 3189177 Racer
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How about bringing Cheating Fraud Gitner to justice

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:35 | 3189178 busted by the b...
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I'm sure these guys and/or gals believe they are doing good, but I fear they will pay dearly and suffer greatly eventually.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:35 | 3189179 ArkansasAngie
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Release the data already.

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:34 | 3189300 secret_sam
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Do your part.

An important bit of tradecraft is to make sure the information is DISTRIBUTED before you release it. 

If you release it and the net result only gets 30 people locked up and 10 people clued in, you failed.  Badly.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:36 | 3189183 Charles Wilson
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"See...The Pentagon Papers were OK to distribute...But these papers aren't.

National Security or something.

This time is different.  I think Chuck 'Shroomer's name is listed in there somewhere.

Can't have these memos out there...No,no, no.

IT'S ALL DIFFERENT THIS TIME!"

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:53 | 3189216 Irelevant
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Actually it was not ok to distribute them, but legal for the press to publish them, the USSC ruled that the press has to bring to light the misdeeds of government. The case was different and Daniel Ellsberg was not acquitted, it was a mistrial. Anyway, public opinion was on his side. Back in the day the US still had some free press, today we have The Economist, proudly brought to you by the Rothschild family! Mr. Rothschild is angry http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/mining/9829354/... .
I don`t know what the folks from anonymous want, but I`m willing to bet it has something to do with Iran, China, Russia and Israel clusterfucking the US and Europe. I think the Israelis (Netanyahu) wants to bomb Iran, China wants to "rebuild" it, and Russia to profit from the spike in crude prices (and this goes for the KSA as well).

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:36 | 3189184 A Lunatic
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 Pwease save us from the online ravages of Anonymous Mr. Pwesident, pleaaasseee.............................!

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:43 | 3189194 billsykes
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Ohhh the secrets. ooooh the injustice of a punk pussy 26 yr old kid who is getting sued, and because he is such a weenie, creates a permanent solution to his petty temporary problem. I say piss on his corpse.  

What was the worst that was going to happen?

A fine? bankruptcy? a trial? life in prison? deathrow?  waterboarding? drone to the head?  He was 26, had plenty of friends and contacts to remake himself.

 

To me anonymous feels like bad government propaganda.

Why is it that anonymous always sides with the government and redacts documents, playing government themselves- they even state that there is some things that citizens should not know.  

Doesn't that strike you as odd, that they are using some kid, who did nothing, who contributed nothing, to focus on the DOJ- when there are many other issues slightly more menacing both within the DOJ and within the government itself?

If they can hack all this stuff, why are all the big time secrets not that great at all? I will concede on the global warming emails- but everyone with a brain already knew that. 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:45 | 3189200 max2205
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False flag for Janet's pretend cyber 9/11 so she can put the kill switch on her desk.

Haaaa hhhaaaaa I have control over the world Internet. What a joke

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:14 | 3189256 seek
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Wow, you greatly underestimate the level of prosecutorial misconduct in the Aaron Swartz case.

Your errors, one by one:

- Aaron Swartz was never sued. In fact, the company he downloaded the scientific papers from, Jstor, declined to press charges and when Aaron killed himself, put a condolences message on their homepage, and that messages is still there: http://www.jstor.org/

- Local prosecutores declined to take the case to court, as they expected at best a trial deferrment with the case to be dropped at a later date.

- In the "worse that can happen" case, federal prosecutor Ortiz was going for more than 30 years incarcertation, and given Swartz' stature, this would effectively have been a death penalty -- and that was the plea bargain!

The list goes on and on. Here's one of the better recent writeups on Ortiz: http://harpers.org/blog/2013/01/carmen-ortiz-strikes-out/

 

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:49 | 3189317 billsykes
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A simple assault case can warrant a max of 5yrs and 10k but rarely if ever does that occur.

Its saber rattling- doesn't change that he is still a pussy- if you are going to commit non-financial crime, do so at your own peril.

30yrs is so bullshit- look at mitnick.

 

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 16:10 | 3189416 CH1
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You don't know anything about this kid or the case, and you really don't care - it's all just a big impersonal cartoon to you.

Aaron Swartz was a PERSON, not a piece to fit into your personal diorama.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 16:13 | 3189422 Bandit und Buster
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Aaron was an enemy of the state.  That's a TOTALLY different situation than 'simple assualt'!  I guaruntee you you can get 5-10 or more with NO evidence of 'wrong doing' under conspiracy statutes!  All the while a rapist, child molestor or armed robbery charge will let you walk w/ less than 5 in many cases!

And what is your claim to fame if your going to call Aaron a 'pussy'? 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:02 | 3189626 billsykes
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Bigger issues going on. rendition, UAVs, 2nd, media control, warentless wiretaps, corruption.

He was such a fool and a idiot that its not even a question that he did hack.

He did. He was guilty. He was not framed or whatever, he did it- pay the price or have the legal capital to fight your way out of it. And he was a hell of alot better prepared for a legal battle than 99.9% of the people out there, he had friends, money, a name and media attention- all the elements to win.

Half the motherfuckers here are just a bunch of hb-1 visa'ed indians with zero in common with anything finance.Go fuck around on /.

For me to even care about this I would have to buy that this j** bag was a internet star that is fighting the oppressive amerian capitalists by hacking into a server and giving out free science papers.

Give the man a fucking peace prize. Big deal. shit on his grave. I expect better from ZH.

 

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 17:46 | 3189539 Freddie
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Aaron Swartz helped defeat SOPA and pissed off a lot of people in doing it.  I give him credit for that.  I probably would not like him if I ever met him. I bet he, his family and friends all voted for the mullah like fools.  However, this kid was suicided.  I think he would have beaten any court case and people around him probably told him that.  AAron suicided himself.

Look at Kim.com aka Kim Schmidtz.   They seized his business, bank accounts, servers and he is in New Zealand.  the NZ govt sent their swat team based on the "Administration."  The NZ Govt is not running away from it because Kim and his company Mega dp cloud file storage just like 100 other companies. He gave Hollywood the ability to purge any pirated content.  Kim was a threat to businesses who donate to the regime.   I doubt NZ will ever extradite Kim now.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:43 | 3189199 Venerability
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I'm puzzled.

Can't Chris Powell or Jim Sinclair or someone make friends with someone from Anonymous and get them to hack into and release deep-secret memos between JPM London and its dastardly troops around the world?

Possibly uncover an illicit love affair between Blythe Masters and Gary Gensler - or better yet, Jamie Dimon and Shinzo Abe?

Maybe they can even photograph evil elves injecting Tungsten into Gold bars at selected vaults around the world.

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:46 | 3189201 Dan The Man
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I got my silver...Go get 'em!

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:47 | 3189202 Jayda1850
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you gonna keep barking little doggie or are you gonna bite?

I'll start suporting anonymous when they start doing actual damage to this corrupt system, until then I view with severe suspicion

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:05 | 3189237 NumberNone
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Agree but they seem scared.  They are a bunch of kids with mad skills but in the end they probably really don't want to truly piss the government off and have the full force thrown at them.  With that said, all they are doing now is giving the government time to learn who they are, build a file, and at some point use it against them and us...or send a droid misslie up their asses.  Playing tepid is only going to delay the inevitable hammer for a little while.  

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:42 | 3189312 Vlad Tepid
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Sounds like they need a mastermind...and someone with a little bit better control of diction.  I volunteer.  Unless they're gov't shills.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:47 | 3189205 JR
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In the crosshairs, the Fed.

If the stored value of money as the world’s medium of exchange for labor and saleable goods could not be changed at will by the central banks, then the bankers would not now have complete and unquestioned control over each man’s possessions, liberty and economic destiny.  In short, the money power would not now be entrenched as the undisputed ruler of the world.

The power to designate the value of money as “what we say it is” is the power to shortchange the world’s people of their wealth, and worse, their freedom and justice.

If we continue to discuss how to tweak this economic model rather than how to destroy it, we are only hastening the day when no tweaking will be necessary because we will not be free to suggest changes.

Money as an artificial wealth, as a convenience of exchange invented by man for barter, ought to be stable in its value as property, else, as is happening now, it becomes  a weapon in the hands of those who control and wield it.

This endless string of economic crises and injustices would never have been possible if the definition of coining money had been followed as anticipated by the Founders of America.  Here is John McManus on James Madison on the authority to keep money legitimate:

“There can be little dispute about what the founders intended with their listing of the power to ‘coin money.’ They meant taking precious metal and stamping it into coinage for use as a medium of exchange.

“By ‘regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin,’ they granted power to Congress to create what James Madison explained was ‘uniformity in the value’ of both domestic and foreign coin. The founders sought to prevent disputes about the value of domestic and foreign coinage among the states, and by the states with foreign nations, so they gave power to Congress to keep any such wrangling from occurring. Madison explains:

Had every State a right to regulate the value of its coin, there might be as many different currencies as States, and thus the intercourse among them would be impeded; retrospective alterations in its value might be made, and thus the citizens of other States be injured, and animosities be kindled among the States themselves. The subjects of foreign powers might suffer from the same cause and hence the Union would be discredited and embroiled by the indiscretion of a single member.

Had not banker-bought congressmen clandestinely moved the Fed creation through Congress in late 1913 and had not a banker-bought president signed it, the government of this nation would no longer be in the hands of the international bankers. And Anonymous would not have to be performing Congress's job.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:40 | 3189310 Legolas
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I'm downloading the following lectures on money, making cd's, and handing them out to anyone I can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6LWqgohO4E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsmbWBpnCNk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6uuAupT4AQ

They are on a level that the average joe can understand.  Even if they don't get the full picture, they should at least start thinking differently about banks and banking.  I can't do much, but I ought to be able to distribute 50 - 100 over the next month or so.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 15:03 | 3189340 JR
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Your videos are fantastic. Thanks!

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 17:32 | 3189517 the misanthrope
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23 minutes after his posting you state "your videos are fantastic" ?

watch to the end of the first one ( I did not view 2 or 3 ) for, i guess, one of the solutions - to have government in control of giving out the money, and also deciding where it will be used -

"to build roads, bridges, things of value" etc.

and did you look up the creator of the vids ?

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:43 | 3189714 JR
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Paul Grignon has explained that his views are his own drawn from a great deal of personal study and interviews with the Canadian economist, Tim Madden, whose memorable quote is "Banking doesn't involve fraud, banking is fraud."

Madden is a forensic economist who has specialized in identifying mortgage and credit fraud and is director and principal of United Financial Consumers Ltd. that commissioned video material by Grignon.

Some of Grignon's solutions can be problematical or controversial, yet it's past time to bring them all out into the open for discussion and clarification.

A review of Money as Debt in Wikipedia, not the most reliable source of course, explains its background:“Much of the film presents the filmmaker's understanding of modern money creation in a fractional-reserve banking system. New money enters the economy through the indebtedness of borrowers, thus not only obligating the public to the money-issuing private banks but also creating an endless and self-escalating debt that is to eventually outgrow all other forms of wealth generation. The film claims that this ever-increasing gravitation of money to banks is capable of impoverishing any nation."

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 17:50 | 3189542 logicalman
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I've given away 63 copies of Money as Debt on DVD and have, with a good friend of mine, 3 websites concerning corruption in the Canadian banking system (We both live in Canada and so know most about that particular facet of the corruption)

I'll try to inform and educate any head that doesn't run away fast enough!

www.paperednotes.com

www.G20rule.com

www.petition44.com

from latest to earliest.

Just trying to do my bit.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 18:07 | 3189575 MiltonFriedmans...
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JR, +1 quadrillion

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 22:13 | 3190104 Seer
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On technical merits, of the human kind, I agree.  HOWEVER, this is all drenched in practice that preceded Madison et al (fucking Hamilton! if ever there was a person whom the use of a time-machine would warrant it would be to go back and kill this fucker).  As soon as the notion of "interest" sprang forth we were headed into the land of make-believe, whence all these convolutions were made possible.  Our other problem is OURS, and that is that "growth" is done; mere change in coinage/banking practices will be so trivial, so meaningless in the future that it won't even be funny/worth spending precious energy contemplating.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:51 | 3189210 shovelhead
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"In a recent update to the continuous Annonymous hacking story, Annonymous has upped the ante and has decided to hold the entire world hostage."

"We know who your real father is."  are the new claims by activist hackers Annonymous.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 22:18 | 3190114 Seer
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Second paragrpah made me laugh!

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:52 | 3189215 Rustysilver
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Oh please, just more words and nothing behind them.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:52 | 3189217 Volaille de Bresse
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Yeah what Assange didn't dare do...

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:53 | 3189219 americanspirit
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If there actually was a Department of Justice, functioning in the name of Justice, then I would be outraged by the actions of Anonymous. As it is there is no Department of Justice, and damned little Justice, so I am 100% in favor of what Anonymous says it will do. Bring it on.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:54 | 3189221 Super Broccoli
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with such a message they better trigger something big it they don't want to be considered as a bunch of bozos !

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 13:58 | 3189225 Headbanger
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Why don't they do something really fun and useful and hack the algos!?

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:20 | 3189265 Bluntly Put
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Maybe they are like a whole lot of people and just go after the low hanging fruit?

 

 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:00 | 3189227 buzzsaw99
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The DOJ is useless as tits on a bull.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 16:27 | 3189430 Bandit und Buster
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Useless in the cause of justice,

Dangerous to the just!

"Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Isa. 5:20

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 17:52 | 3189556 Freddie
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But this is exactly what this govt does as do other govts (not all).  They call something a health plan but it is anti health.  They come up with happy names that are the exact opposite of what they are doing.  They are so evil and they are backed 100% by ALL of TV and ALL of Hollywood and the rest of the media.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:04 | 3189233 mjorden
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Zerohedge, some info about the Britam hack needs to be covered, or is it even being censored here to? Long story short, Britam (british company) working out of Qatar has Ukrain nationals posing as Russians who are going to bring Chemical weapons to Syria and the US can blame it on Russia and use it as an excuse to go in ... 

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 22:22 | 3190128 Seer
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Most folks in the US deserve to die for allowing the Iraq war.  This shit just keeps on coming.  "Chemical weapons!"  We're too fucking stupid to be allowed to live.  Yeah, Anonymous, PLEASE allow us to start the cleansing process of ourselves (the brown people of the world need a break before the world crashes).

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:04 | 3189236 vintageyz
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:06 | 3189242 Seasmoke
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no threats, no warnings...........JUST FUCKING DO IT !

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:07 | 3189244 williambanzai7
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Just kids having fun....

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:24 | 3189270 disabledvet
disabledvet's picture

"there is a science to it" indeed...

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 15:03 | 3189343 From Germany Wi...
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They are just a bunch of leftists, similar to the German RAF.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 15:51 | 3189395 Shylockracy
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Except the RAF in Germany and the Brigate Rosse in Italy were synthetic terror outfits; the Al Kaeda or the 1970's as it were.

Wake up already, will you?

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 03:59 | 3190672 From Germany Wi...
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No, I don't think that simplistically. The RAF arose out of a leftist youth insurgence at the end of the 60s. There was a general leftist mood among the youth which led to many changes in society, most of them not so good. Ironically, the RAF (helped by the GDR) didnt accomplish anything... it was the leftists who become bureaucrats and politicians which re-shaped Germany.

Anyway, if you think Anonymous' childish outlook on society and economics differs radically from the RAF, you are mistaken. The youthful zest, the illusions, are much the same, the weapons of terror are different. The RAF wanted to blackmail prisoners free. Al Kaida wanted to do the same. Now it is Anonymous' turn to speak out public blackmail against the government.

If Anonymous was to gain traction, they'd eventually try to suppress freedom of speech in the net - as far as people speaking out against them would go.

 

Just another bunch of bullies. Of course it doesn't fit the ZH narrative, as ZH is pretty much an entertainment platform first and foremost for many readers here.

 

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