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Anonymous Claims It Hacked Fed, Releases Confidential Banker Information

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A year and a half ago, when the hacker group Anonymous launched its anti-Bernanke, anti-Fed campaign dubbed Operation Empire State Rebellion (or OpESR), we stated, rhetorically and jokingly, that "perhaps in the aftermath of the IMF "very major breach" by anonymous hackers, it is really time to make sure all external access points to FedWire and FedLine are truly safe and sound. It will be very sad if it is uncovered that this source of externally accessible portal to hundreds of billions in emergency Fed funding has been somehow compromised. Just imagine the loss of confidence in the system... Why, a global distributed attack would really stretch the Fed's 1,200-strong police force quite thin." It appears that either FedWire or FedLine may not have been "truly safe and sound" after all.

Recall that a week ago in retribution for the suicide of Aaron Swartz, Anonymous launched yet another "operation" this time titled "Last Resort", as a result of which it hacked the Department of Justice and released a 1.3 GB folder of still encrypted "warhead" data containing files each named for Supreme Court Justices. And while there has been no additional disclosure on this latest operation, Anonymous may have reverted to the mothballed OpESR, by hacking none other than the Fed.

As ZD reports, last night Anonymous once again hacked a .gov site, this time the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC). But it was not the site hacked that was material, but rather what was posted on it. What was posted is an extended data dump sheet, titled "oops we did it again" which lists some 4,606 rows of confidential credential data including titles, names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, logins, password hashes, and much more. The spreadsheet can be found at this link.

And while the data contains primarily B-grade information, with no New York bank disclosure at least on a cursory check, a more important question is where was this data sources. Anonymous itself provides a clue in a tweet from last night:

And judging by the level of detail, it is possible that Anonymous did indeed hack either FedWire or FedLine, although it is just as possible this was merely grabbing root data in some low security regional Fed website.

Anonymous provides some additional information in a further tweet:

In other words, to Anonymous this is merely an escalation of its Anti-DOJ campaign demanding structural changes (good luck) as retribution for the Swartz death. It is unlikely it will get them.

What is curious, however, is if Anonymous really did penetrate one of the Fed's critical money clearing networks, and if indeed it has access to key financial data at the granular, regional bank level. A bigger question then is just how much more Fed-level access does Anonymous have, and will it resort to it as its demands are unmet by the DOJ in the coming days. Or in other words, what else can and will Anonymous release?


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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:58 | 3213189 vmromk
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Uh-oh, Bernanke.

Some pissed off people might come looking for you and all the criminals hiding out at the "fed" calling themselves "central bankers"

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:05 | 3213226 taniquetil
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I'm just waiting for the latest news on Kevin Henry.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:18 | 3213241 Popo
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Remember the very last thing Julian Assange did before the powers-that-be went after him on some BS rape charge, and threatened to invade a sovereign embassy?  Assange claimed he had information regarding the banking system. From that moment onwards he was on the run.

This is pretty much the thing they fear most.  This is the very core of the criminal cartel that controls the empire.   When Assange crossed that line,  all hell broke loose.  He never released the Wikileak because the gears of power moved at record speed to squash it.

So here we are again:   They could tolerate Anonymous until now... but this?  Oh...  This is going to seriously piss off the most powerful people on Earth.   They will stop at nothing to secure their precious machinery.   Just *claiming* to have the information turned Assange into a fugitive.   

This should be a hell of a show if they really do have the info.  

Got popcorn?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:19 | 3213282 Enslavethechild...
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The Fed is not the only entity counterfeiting. The Treasury counterfeits, the Military counterfeits...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:24 | 3213300 MachoMan
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colleges counterfeit degrees...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:31 | 3213325 economics9698
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Obama got one from columbia.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:37 | 3213341 Joe Davola
Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:38 | 3213344 EscapeKey
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Every day that I wake up, I am astonished to the extent the power grab has gone.

And every day, they find another way of astonishing me yet again.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:51 | 3213383 fourchan
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good thing the fed has nothing to do with te federal govenment.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:15 | 3213420 francis_sawyer
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 "And every day, they find another way of astonishing me yet again..."


wait until you wake up one day & find out you've been 'conned' on your bitcoins... [oh ~ but that would NEVER happen]... &, of course, downgrading francis_sawyer comments is a way to ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY ASSURE YOURSELF that it will never happen... 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:26 | 3213480 fonestar
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To those that say that Anonymous is a front operation or straw man for internet control because they have not done anything "big", please define what "big" is?  Do you expect them to take down the banking system permanently?  Do you expect them to wipe all of their servers clean of data?  Poison all of their core routers?  Sounds like a pretty tall order to me.  Anonymous is a balancing force in the public internet and I believe they have done a good job at raising awareness. 

If you believe they are tools of some larger conspiracy to implement censorship, why not just believe the whole internet itself is a conspiracy to implement censorship and control?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:37 | 3213509 espirit
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Hey, this is "Fight Club".

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:41 | 3213519 fonestar
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I am Anonymous.  I do not advocate violence.  I do not have a leader.  I support non-compliance and civil disobediance.  To the best of my knowledge I have not been "infiltrated".

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:56 | 3213556 dwayne elizando
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You are Legion, now go inhabit the swine and march yourself off the cliff.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:00 | 3213567 fonestar
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I will not serve

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 16:37 | 3214273 Panafrican Funk...
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"I do not advocate violence."

Would this be limited specifically to physical violence?  Ie., would violence against the financial system be kosher?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:03 | 3215313 All Risk No Reward
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What if "Anonymous," at least in this instance, works for the same people that employ the Fed...  and they are planting the idea that their money will vaporize because some external villain did it through "hacking?"

These criminals need cover to keep Debt Money Tyranny hidden from the Chumptocracy.  Don't get mad, we used to be the Galactic Chumptocracy, but now we've been downgraded, which is a good thing.  The problem with downgrading is the Police State gets an upgrade.

This is what will explode in all our faces and wipe out the financial system (first chart)...

BTW, this was against the law... which is why the Fed lies about a "dual mandate" that doesn't exist...

Federal Reserve Act
Section 2A. Monetary Policy Objectives
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates (orange in chart) commensurate with (not exponential to!) the economy's long run potential to increase production (actualized production is green in chart), (the expected results of following the previous legal mandate ---->)so as to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.
[12 USC 225a. As added by act of November 16, 1977 (91 Stat. 1387) and amended by acts of October 27, 1978 (92 Stat. 1897); Aug. 23, 1988 (102 Stat. 1375); and Dec. 27, 2000 (114 Stat. 3028).]

The Fed is a black letter law criminal syndicate and nobody in the establishment will tell you.

They think you are a chump and treat you as such.  They are Vichy collaborators to the gang bankster occupation and they run interference on their behalf.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:54 | 3213548 Joe Davola
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When every inanimate object in my home can have its own IP address and hacked/controlled by a central authority, then I'll believe Al Gore invented the internet to implement censorship just as his former wife wanted back in the 80's.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:57 | 3213560 fonestar
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Streaming, DRM-free death rap playing on every microwave and refrigerator in your house.  Burn in hell Tipper Gore.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:34 | 3213657 Freddie
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Anon could start releasing information on criminal Senators like Robert Menendez - (D) NJ - the child rapist.   He is being outed by Oba and his pal Christie.  I am sure there is plenty of criminal activity they can find and release.

So far it is a lot of smoke.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:44 | 3214094 Milestones
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Funny thing just happened to me. My greenie to Popo shown above was changed from a grenie to red. I then twice tried to give a greenie to Escapekey above and it would not register yet again I bave you a greenie and it stuck.  WTF?            Milestones

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:19 | 3215351 TraderTimm
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Thanks for spreading the word, francis - even if it is dropping from the mouth of a rabid troll.

Want to make a bet on the dollar versus bitcoin? I'm sure you're all honorable and good for it. What's that? Worried about inflation? How quaint.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:51 | 3213386 A Nanny Moose
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It should come as no surprise. This has all been done before, and it is the nature of power to consolidate.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:03 | 3213410 francis_sawyer
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Nobody counterfeits 'birth certificates' though...


& there are a lot of registrars named "U.K.L. Lee"

Don Ho bitchez!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:32 | 3213326 redpill
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What we don't know about The Fed can't be any worse than what we already do. Still would be neat to see the dress get pulled up and their filthy granny panties shown to the world.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:39 | 3213347 This just in
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No, I think Bernanke's filthy granny panties would be worse.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:40 | 3213515 espirit
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Is that you, Ben 'dollah bill' Bernanke?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:40 | 3213352 Popo
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What could be worse?   Oh... say... hard evidence that every single Fed announcement was telegraphed in ahead of time to GS, JPM and CITI?  Acknowledgement that all the paper colateral exchanged for treasuries was utterly worthless?    Etc.

There's a whole lot that is suspected, but hard evidence would certainly rock the boat.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:25 | 3213478 glenlloyd
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We already have that....yet no action anywhere. We have the FOMC transcript where Geithner is exposed as having revealed the pending rate reduction to bank(s) before anyone else. Wasn't it Bullard that called him out on it?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:15 | 3213774 CH1
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hard evidence that every single Fed announcement was telegraphed in ahead of time to GS, JPM and CITI? 

Silly boy, of course we have that. Those pigs ARE the Fed.

Every time the Fed decides anything, their members - THE BIG BANKS - are the ones who decide.

Benny and the clowns are just front men.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:20 | 3213457 WSP
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"The Fed can't be any worse than what we already do"

Red Pill, that is a good point, as anybody willing to spend a little time on the nature of "money" can't help but learn enough in several hours to demand an end to the criminal central bankers. So what does that say about "we"? It is truly astonishing that the nature of money, how it is created and debased, or more appropriately, how our labor is stolen and we are enslaved, is a subject that so few people are willing to spend two hours learning about. "We" truly are a nation of sheeple.

Now I will grant that the reason "we" don't already know enough about the criminal Federal Reserve is that our corrupt, bought and paid for educational institutions REFUSE to teach the truth. Some of the "professors" understand our criminal system but do not want to risk their easy jobs and cushy lifestyle by telling the truth. Others "think" they are intelligent but do not understand even the most basics of how evil and corrupt the central bankers are. What does that say about their intellect?

I am always speechless when I talk to someone who believes they are (and is respected to be) highly intelligent, who brags about their "credentials", who has ivy league posters plastered on their wall, yet, when you bring up the subject of money which EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND they look at you like a deer in headlights or try to discount what you are saying as if you are conspiratorial. And for those outside the academic community, particularly dumbed down males who get their "alpha fix" from sports, they wear it as a badge of honor that they are stupid about money by saying things like "my wife takes care of that" or "I don't have time"? What? You don't have time? Do you work? If you work than you have time, because every hour of labor you put in will ultimately will be debased to zero given enough time------just likes Zero Hedge's tag line, given enough time, all currency goes to zero thanks to the criminals at the federal reserve. That's right; it's called Federal Reserve money printing (aka inflation). How can ANYBODY NOT GET THAT? Seriously?

We as a civilization are so f!ucked----and that is why we have to root for anonymous because the sooner this criminal, dishonest system is exposed to the masses the better. It truly is hard to believe that these thug bankers have gotten away with what they have for so long.  I understand they are like a virus that has permeated all of our institutions and that they control the “controllers”, but the reality is if the masses would just take two hours to learn even the most basics of our criminal federal reserve, the majority of problems that face us would go away overnight.  Geoengineering---no more shadow money; wars---no more shadow money; drug running---again, no more shadow money.  And most importantly, if you work hard and save, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor instead of having central bankers STEAL IT.  It is unbelievable-----perhaps that is why so few people can believe it----it is so simple, yet so evil, it is hard to believe!



Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:43 | 3213522 espirit
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Dude, the Fed is supplying the world with toilet paper.

Could you imagine what it would be like to do without?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:55 | 3214119 Milestones
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Oswald Spengler made avery serious distinctio between being a "culture" and a civilation" in his book that (incredibly) was written in 1913 The Decline of the West. It is laborous reading, but worth the effort.                   Milestones

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 00:34 | 3215321 All Risk No Reward
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The Fed Emperor has no clothes at all.

All the people who want to be viewed as "wise," won't admit it - even when proven beyond all doubt.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:19 | 3213286 fightthepower
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If they have information, they should release it.  This is why I think Anonymous is a CIA operation.  They always want to have some orginization that people are afraid of, but that doesn't do any actual harm.  Anonymous fits the bill. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:27 | 3213304 Popo
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One does have to point out how very strange it is to "pre-announce" that one has stolen data.   Especially after what happened to Assange.   

What's the point of pre-announcing?   No demands will ever be met, and the chances of the information being silenced are high.

Is Anonymous going to release the info next month after they format it into a pretty powerpoint presentation?

Very odd behavior.  

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:40 | 3213338 eclectic syncretist
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What if they found that the Fed has nothing notable.  It's quite possible after all, since all they do is pretend to have infinite credit to lend out at will.  Everthing the Fed does or is could be kept on the cheapest pen drive available, and amount to nothing but a bunch of "imagineered" numbers drawn up in some sort of pseudo-accounting drivel that doesn't really mean anything unless they want to pretend it does.

I suppose they could find evidence of the degree to which the Fed is incestuous with Banks and Government to the benefit of a few and expense of many, but we've already seen that repeatedly in public and been shown that nobody is going to go to jail or even get reprimanded for it.

Come to think of it, finding that the Fed has nothing and going public with it would be very interesting.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:00 | 3214669 AE911Truth
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I would venture that the Fed has plenty to hide and that Anonymous has a lot of interesting things to disclose.

Like this:

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:55 | 3213398 Fukushima Sam
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"Anonymous" is anyone who wants to claim that name. Grey-hat hackers are Anonymous if they want to be. The CIA is Anonymous if they want to run a dis-info campaign. All the people are Anonymous. We just take that name when we take an action we want associated with that movement. What really matters are the actions.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:17 | 3213458 RebelDevil
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"More depends on what things are called than on what they are." - Nietzsche

Sure, anyone can be part of "Anonymous". However this organization is powerful simply because within Anon is basically a secret society of extremely skilled and rebellious hackers. That should be obvious by now.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:06 | 3213743 Freddie
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More Operation Mockingbird aka the CIA.  Hope and Change.  Pre-Announcing meaningless press releases. 

Full time 24x7 lies and propaganda like ALL of TV and Hollywood.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:57 | 3213559 dtwn
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I agree, it is odd behaviour.  It would be nice if they would release some of this info they claim to have, just to prove to their supporters that it is real this time.

The point of pre-anouncing though?  So that they don't appear too 'evil'.  They can say, 'look, we gave the gov a chance to respond, they didn't, so here's the info'.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:58 | 3214127 Milestones
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This is the second time I have been denied a greenie on you.         Milestones

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:34 | 3213329 unrulian
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executive order extending Internet suppression in ...3...2...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:56 | 3213401 A Nanny Moose
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"truly safe and sound" after all.

Disconnected doesn't even make is "safe and sound."

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:40 | 3213349 EscapeKey
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It's not a CIA operation, because it's not really an operation at all.

If you want to be anonymous, then you can be. Just release information as "anonymous". That's all there is to it.

Of course, that also means you get a bunch of script kiddies and useless idiots releasing crap videos making outrageous claims.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:24 | 3213809 Hapa
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IMO, anonymous is a deep cover psy op run by the permanent government.  They now have the allegiance of the alternative community.  They get to control the release of information, and to manage the disinformation campaign to confuse people. Assange is to be suspect as well.  Remember: problem, reaction solution.  Don't be led by your noses, like the cow to slaughter, believing all that you hear.  TPTB are way out front and leading this directed history.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:50 | 3214474 RockyRacoon
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I see the next "war" coming over the horizon.  The "cyberwar" will take its place alongside the wars on poverty, terrorism, drugs, ad nauseum.  I'm getting pretty bored of all these fake wars.  As for this article... I see lots of smoke but no fire.  It's where that smoke is being blown that bothers me.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:21 | 3213293 Lohn Jocke
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Any corn that made it through last summer is popcorn.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:29 | 3213319 Seasmoke
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So then why warn your enemy ? Just do it. Seems so simple to understand , leads me to believe they are not on our team.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:38 | 3213345 Ace Ventura
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Agreed. As others have posted, this is what this group does. They 'hack' something, announce it, and then 'threaten' to release volumes of super-duper secret stuff. In the end, they either don't go through with it or release stuff that is completely inert in terms of real data implicating the TRUE inner workings of these institutions. Never the names at the top and the crimes they're continually engaged in. Always low-level flunky intel.

Until they prove differently, they're just another CIA front-group acting as 'cyber-boogey-men' in order to justify further control of the internet.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:59 | 3213565 dtwn
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I really don't think it is a CIA op.  Do you really think that a bunch of old people who barely know their way around Twitter are going to be creative enough to create a Nyan cat asteroids game?  I'd be willing to be most people over the age of 30 don't even know what a meme is and definitely don't know Nyan cat.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:38 | 3213850 Creepy Lurker
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Sorry to pop your bubble, but I'm 50, delight in entertaing memes, and know Nyan Cat.

I've been trolling around the internet since the days of modems that were so slow the download rate was measured in dinosaur rawrs instead of baud. But then, I'm guessing a youngster like you has never heard the term baud just so I can pass a blanket judgement too.

The majority of people in my age group still do stupid shit like get thier "news" from the TV. But then, the majority of people in every age group are stupid. What percentage of your own age group spends an inordinate amount of their precious time on this planet thinking about pop celebrities and little else?

If you're smart enough to be here, you're smart enough to dump preconcieved bullshit like this.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:05 | 3213418 RebelDevil
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I'm wondering now "What the hell is Anonymous waiting for!?" If they really did hack into the FedLine, then they have the power to bring it down and trigger the greatest deflationary event in all of history!

The elites are trying to avoid AT ALL COSTS a hyper-deflationary crash, so they can complete the greatest theft in history (via QE).

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:01 | 3213526 WSP
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"then they have the power to bring it down and trigger the greatest deflationary event in all of history"

I wouldn't be so sure of that. The fact of the matter is Anonymous could release videos of Bernanke and the rest of the vile criminals at the Federal Reserve A$$ raping little children, complete with drugs---you name it-----AND THE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA WOULD NOT REPORT IT.

The bottom line is I am not sure how anybody can release any information to the propaganda filled, dumbed down sheeple who only care about half-time super bowl commercials, fantasy football, and other mindless pursuits. Think about it----if a video was released of Bernanke sodomizing little children in what I am sure is frequent pagan rituals at the vile federal reserve buildings; do you really think the mainstream media who gets their bernanke bucks would report it? They would say it is a conspiracy theory, that someone manufactured it.

No, I don't think the federal reserve has much to worry about in terms of what Anonymous has---the federal reserve only has to worry if over time people start losing respect for the dishonest institutions that have been lying to them for so long. We can start with the mainstream media, but in the end, it is the educational system that will have to be "educated"-----without education, there is little hope of ever fixing this problem, and I suspect the criminals behind the federal reserve know that.

Honestly, I am astonished that so-called "respected institutions of higher learning" like Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, University of Virginia, and the other elite Ivy League schools where the elite send their children with money printed by the federal reserve and stolen from us are able to maintain respect. Frankly, I think the various "movements" like the Occupy Wall Street should take their message to the public via the colleges. That's right---ASK A PARENT OR STUDENT WHO IS $100,000 in debt WHY THEY WERE NOT TAUGHT ABOUT OUR CRIMINAL, THUG CENTRAL BANKING SYSTEM? Why? You mean to tell me you spent 4 years at a respected college, and not one of your courses taught you that our financial system is based on money created out of thin air by a private, off shore central bank? You mean to tell me you spent $100,000 and do not even understand that inflation is created by criminals printing money so that they can benefit the elite at the expense of the masses? You mean to tell me you spent $100,000 and did not even learn that you will have to gamble your savings in the criminal, fiat Ponzi scheme casino we call markets----not to "make money", but just to keep up with inflation? You mean to tell me that after all that education you do not understand that if you save $1,000,000 over your lifetime it will HAVE TO GROW to $10,000,000 just for you to maintain purchasing power by the time you retire? Why is that?

If you look to the past and what the criminals at the federal reserve have gotten away with, I don’t think it is a stretch to come to the conclusion that all of the vile members of the Federal Reserve and their masters behind the scenes could be caught at one of their satanic worship sessions sodomizing young children and the public would call it a conspiracy---it is that bad.

Seriously-----go back in history and look at what these central bankers have gotten away with-----starting wars, assassinating presidents and others "in the way". They get rid of all politicians that oppose them using any means necessary, they fund all sorts of vile projects designed to socially engineer society the way they want it---they print the money so they can do whatever they want and pretty much get away with whatever they want. ONLY EDUCATION will fix that and it won't happen overnight.



Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:55 | 3213718 misnomer
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The reason why they don't teach the student of the true nature of banking is that they want all those students to keep the system alive by teaching them the way to become part of the present predatory banking system. 

They certainly don't want people to get a glimpse of "free-banking", or any other type of alternative monetary system.  They must keep this one going, any way they can.

I've talked to the local Economics professor here where I live, and he is surprised a lowly clerk (me) has knowledge of the screw-job we're getting from the crony-capitist system in place now.  I'm not the best at explaining what I know (which is still in learning phase), but he looks at me very differently now...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:29 | 3213824 Raymond Reason
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That is true.  If they put what they claim to have out there, it would probably have no effect, if not reported by tv and newspapers.  Maybe their strategy is to bait their way to notoriety, but unlike Assange, remain anonymous. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:41 | 3213868 Freddie
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Supposedly - Aaron Swartz found something he was not supposed to find and was Brietbart-ed.  

I bet Aaron, his family and friends would vote for O again without hesitation.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:14 | 3214521 RebelDevil
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lol I wasn't talking about an information leak! I was talking about how they might be able to send a virus in and kill the FedLine!

Forget about the masses, they're gone with the wind. - I do agree that the Fed will get way with anything because they're that secretive. There's also the flip-side of the coin to that, which is a slient Coup de-tat of the system.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:12 | 3213598 goldenbuddha454
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Does Anonymous have no shame going after the good, helpful, decent, hard-working and charitable people in the banking community?  This is beyond the pale!  What's next, divulging information on the honorable folks at the IRS?  It will be a cold day in hell before I read anymore of this rubbish from Anonymous I tell you!  Now, back to some good and happy news from CNBC Fast Money. :)

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:35 | 3213842 resurger
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Happy Bloomberg and CNBC Cables!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:51 | 3213895 MarcusLCrassus
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They touched a nerve.  This is very revealing. 


As Sun Tzu teaches us, when you find the enemy's weak spot, you can then drive the knife in at a time of your choosing.  Heroes like Assange and Anon have found some good dirt.  I can't wait for them to drop the hammer and see these bankers sh*t bricks. 


They've found an Achilles Heal. Now its time for them to exploit it. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:17 | 3214731 lolmao500
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The only way Anonymous survives this is if they RELEASE ALL THEY HAVE NOW... then they have no motive to kill you if you already have released all you have... but if you have info only YOU KNOW ABOUT... then it's dangerous.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:10 | 3213244 Enslavethechild...
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Fuck Ben barnanke

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:13 | 3213256 GolfHatesMe
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Kevin will need his password changed before the 10:30 login

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:18 | 3213280 CrimsonAvenger
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Actually, what would be really great is if they changed the passwords on everyone in the system. Kevin can't log in, neither can anyone else - who knows what would happen?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:26 | 3213308 Village Smithy
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A great youtube skit with the Dow plummetting in the background while kids at the Fed trading desks panic trying new log-ins.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:03 | 3213416 A Nanny Moose
Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:05 | 3213227 sotto
Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:07 | 3213232 fonestar
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Why do so many think that Anonymous is a CIA/MI5 front organization?  Is it that hard to believe that some politically motivated hackers are taking a stand and are capable of hiding behind proxies and dark nets?  Anonymous seems like the real deal and while their demands may not be met (and I think they know they won't) they are bringing attention to the cause and along with Wikileaks, holding a candle to the lies and corruption at the highest echelons of power.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:10 | 3213248 Canadian Dirtlump
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I think they are. They have danced around so many issues without actually doing anything of merit. Until they actually drop a big bomb and make a difference somewhere my opinion is as follows:


They are a stooge group in whole or in part who will ultimately be used to pass internet censorship.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:09 | 3213433 fonestar
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As someone who actually works in the industry, I can tell you it won't be any simple feat to bring down a major institution's core network.  Anonymous does what it can, even if it's a simple DDoS or defacement it still will get publicity.

If you believe Anonymous is a straw-man or a front organization to impose internet censorship, why not go all out and propose the internet itself is some grand conspiracy to inforce censorhip and control?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:16 | 3213454 Ralph Spoilsport
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"why not go all out and propose the internet itself is some grand conspiracy to inforce censorhip and control?"

Why go to extremes to make your point? Some people disagree with you and many also "actually work in the industry", assuming you meant IT.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:48 | 3213530 espirit
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B-grade info. That say's it all.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:10 | 3213974 goldenbuddha454
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Yes, they tried to light that wet fuse how many times now?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:15 | 3213259 Dr. Engali
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It's hard to believe because they don't do anything significant. You want to impress me? Take down a bank. Otherwise they are just a bunch of hot air at best, but more than likely they are part of the psyop division of a three letter agency.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:06 | 3213419 XitSam
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It doesn't matter to me if they are a governemnt proxy. Their actions (never release anything significant) show they are fakers.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:27 | 3213820 Confused
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Or a game of cat and mouse.

And if you are the mouse. The game is to not get killed.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:28 | 3214052 e-recep
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the MSM gives too much emphasis to news involving anonymous, which indicates that the establishment is using it or will be using it in future.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:18 | 3213277 A Lunatic
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There is no substance to their supposed exploits. I see this as seeds of propaganda craftily sown into the fabric of society in order to make way for some serious financial rearrangements that severely restrict/eliminate any freedom whatsoever in the financial realm for the majority of society (99%).

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:27 | 3213311 Stuffs And Stuff
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Anonymous is not a front organization. However, the group has definitely been infiltrated. This doesn't mean Anonymous has been compromised, it simply means you should be careful and skeptical.

The greatest strength of the group is how impersonal it is; this is also a weakness in some ways. Anyone can hack something and then call themsleves Anonymous, even the CIA.


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:50 | 3213379 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Call It Anonymous!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:55 | 3213397 Maos Dog
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A no-name group of russian hackers without fancy videos or nice photoshopped images of themselves in fancy masks released the "hide the decline" emails and the programmers mod log, which changed the debate on Global Warming.

Anonymous has accomplished what exactly? All Sound and Fury, nothing more

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:06 | 3213422 A Nanny Moose
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Show me the data.


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:14 | 3213601 espirit
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The meme in this PsyOps saga is from an old playbook.

As long as somebody is doing the activism, I don't have to do it.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:52 | 3213388 JeffB
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It's a shame Congress has abrogated its oversight duties, rather than following the lead of Ron Paul in asking for some accountability and transparency.

A free country, by, of and for the people should not have to rely on Anonymous hackers to get information about what quasi-governmental officials are doing with the nation's money and money supply.


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:02 | 3213415 Proofreder
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...with the nation's money supply"

Don't think so - it's the Federal Reserve System's (fiat) money supply that is so difficult to get real information about.  What our Nation needs is a return to National money, not Corporate debt-money - National as in Constitutional money - hard currency defined as gold and silver.

But to the point, YES; bring it on, as Bush the Lesser said ... let's see the Anon_Info NOW.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:56 | 3213191 IridiumRebel
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Less talk, more us something juicy. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:58 | 3213202 The Gooch
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YES. Print the fucking shareholder list.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:03 | 3213217 Shell Game
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Print some home addresses...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:09 | 3213242 LawsofPhysics
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Indeed, both of the above.  Impress us "anonymous", providing that you aren't a government entity of course.  Someone needs to send these guys a copy of "The Monkey Wrench Gang".

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:11 | 3213250 Enslavethechild...
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Print the shit.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:15 | 3213265 ParkAveFlasher
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Tits or GTFO.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:57 | 3213193 LawsofPhysics
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I have always wondered to whom all that interest was going.  A lot of motherfuckers out there with a serious birthright complex.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:12 | 3213253 Enslavethechild...
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Burn them at the stake.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:10 | 3213434 francis_sawyer
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Nope ~ The only TRUE way of hurting them is to stop using their counterfeit money...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:57 | 3213195 TotalCarp
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My hopes for these guys are very high. There is a lot of work of truth telling and exposing that needs to be done, especially in light of recent crackdown on whistleblower..

But so far i fear they have been more bark then bite.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:58 | 3213197 francis_sawyer
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So many fizzies... So few swim meets...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:58 | 3213199 Ralph Spoilsport
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I dunno about this....

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:59 | 3213204 Dr. Engali
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Anonymous...the best freind any cyber controlling government could want. Why if I wasn't a suspicious person I would say that Anonymous and those who want to control the net are working hand and hand. Never let a good "crisis" go to waste.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:07 | 3213230 azzhatter
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Yeah Dr, this is my fear too. If they have something good just release it. All these threats make it look suspicious to me. If you want to bring somebody down I don't think you tell them in advance

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:18 | 3213278 Agent P
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I believe the technical term is "bluffing".

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:22 | 3213297 Village Smithy
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Yes these hacker terrorists are everywhere. We need to buy 7,000 assault rifles for Homeland Security to defend the people with. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:11 | 3213437 A Nanny Moose
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Of course. The government solution = shoot all those rogue 1's and 0's...and the hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, poor people....

Oops was that my outside voice?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:07 | 3213233 aka Gil
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:10 | 3213246 Dr. Engali
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:59 | 3213205 ziggy59
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Couldnt happen to a nicer F'ed bunch

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:01 | 3213211 Bastiat
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Offer the whole portfolio at the market.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:03 | 3213215 fonzannoon
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Tyler are we back to buying at the european close and selling at the U.S close? Or do we buy at the US Open, Buy again at the European close and add more at the US close? 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:17 | 3213273 Whiteshadowmovement
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Just checked with Kev, were going the latter route- down then flat till Europe closes and the rally followed by 330 ramp

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:42 | 3213360 eclectic syncretist
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It's still to early to call, but today equities look like they've fallen and can't get back up.  Haven't seen that in a while.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:03 | 3213219 101 years and c...
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maybe anonymous can hack the NYFed's trading desk and cover all those naked vix calls it sold.  vix to 100 in a few days.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:55 | 3213289 francis_sawyer
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Shit ~ If they play their cards right, they can crash the DOW down to 8k... Blame it on Anonymous...  Create the demand to shut down the internet & seize all 401k's to put into 'managed' accounts in the same blow.... A couple carefully crafted 'shooting sprees' along the way & you got yourself a triple whammy... You'll be on the train to Palookaville faster than you can say "Holodomor"...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:04 | 3213221 Whiteshadowmovement
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Guys keep it down please, Bloomberg is trying to tell me for the 10th time about the new "hidden billionaire" theyve uncovered in the for of Linsy Torres, heir to In and Out burger.

I cant tell you how much it galls me when they do these "billionaire" segments. Its the softest reporting in the fucking world, just a step above "kitten in a tree" on the local news.

This just in- Zuck just gained a percentage on "bailout" Buffett!

Hey Bloomberg- nobody gives 2 shits about your billionaire index, come up with a new gimmick already!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:57 | 3213403 Cycle
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Brown-nose targets?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:12 | 3213439 francis_sawyer
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Bloomberg [& friends], WORSHIP money...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:04 | 3213222 Undecided
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:14 | 3213261 Wakanda
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:05 | 3213225 11b40
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So far, the general public knows little to nothing of Anonymous.  They keep playing around the edges of something ground shaking, but seem unwilling to deliver....or is it unable to deliver?

It seems that they are afraid to actually open the lid to Pandora's Box, and perhaps with good reason.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:25 | 3213255 lakecity55
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"I say, Homes, if this gets out, it will doom the Empire."

"Exactly, Doctor."

These guys are playing with fire, if they had anything, they should have dropped the bomb.

I must vote with the concensus. They are some kind of psyop.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:30 | 3213321 A Lunatic
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Rip the fucking lid off already!!!!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:13 | 3213237 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Can you say intelligence gathering for protesters and lone wolves to run with....


Also a list of people the prosecutors and truth seekers should be keying in on for criminal actions against the American public. Makes you wonder if they also have to goods on everyone on that list and this is their way of saying do something or else we drop the proof of it and let the vigilantes run wild because you won't do your fucking jobs.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:10 | 3213245 madcows
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend.  Go Anonymous!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:12 | 3213251 Silverhog
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Anonymous is probably a bunch of high school kids in China. Where's the Beef. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:39 | 3213857 bugs_
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Have some horse?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:15 | 3213268 magpie
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Certainly it is 70 to 90 % bluster and propaganda, but the Fed has been successfully hacked several times before.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:17 | 3213274 Never One Roach
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DOJ is too busy jailing wall street bankers to bother with this stuff.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:20 | 3213291 Inthemix96
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Here anonymous,

Why dont you hack into bernanks personal computer and give the poisened little cunt a massive main voltage heart attack?

Or fill the computer with vile porn and phone the police?  Try something constructive for a change, at least give bernank a fucking electric shock for fucks sake.  (Disclaimer.  I am thick as fuck on a computer so dont ask me.)

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:26 | 3213307 Jethro
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Putting porn on Bernanke's computer would almost certainly lead lead to an SEC fact, it would be the only way to ensure an SEC investigation.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:44 | 3213366 Overfed
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You forgot to say it like this: "investigation".

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:11 | 3213759 Jethro
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Duly noted.  Thank you!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:26 | 3213310 azzhatter
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Wouldn't be surprised if Bernank already has a stash of kiddie porn on his computer. He looks the part

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:25 | 3213302 Artful Dodger
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According to the Wikipedia link, the "Federal Reserve Police" have the motto "protecting the nation's economy". So they transparently admit it--you know, in a free country there is no such concept as "protecting the nation's economy" other than that implicit in the legal and defense aspect of government. Lol -- does the department of labor have a police force with the motto "protecting the nation's workers", CCCP style? Fucking farce.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:26 | 3213306 Schmuck Raker
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"Thank you Masked Man."

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:27 | 3213314 Dieselclam
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If real and not some agency, these clowns are playing a dangerous game that will net them a long stint in a slammer if/when caught. Government law enforcement types and prosecutors totally lack a sense of humor and will make examples out of anyone caught, much as they intended to do to Schwartz. What I fear is these sophomoric antics escalating to erasing or corrupting data, causing or resuluting in misery for the rest of us via fat Janet's goon squad.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:29 | 3213320 Quinvarius
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I think it is called courage.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:55 | 3213723 Vooter
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Sounds like "sophomoric antics" to you means "an unwillingness to fall in line."

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:28 | 3213316 firstdivision
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Anyone know what happened to all the dark fiber that Google bought up post 2000 crash?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:29 | 3213318 Antifaschistische
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too bad these guys (sorry ladies, I don't mean to be gender biased) don't have an address I could just mail $100 to for supporting my need for entertainment.


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:34 | 3213324 JR
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In the world of a tyrant, the anti-tyrant is the hero.

Anonymous is the black swan feared by those who suppress life, liberty and property. It is representative of the “recalcitrant” individual that America’s democratic socialism is silencing as it prepares the way for a broader tyranny. In a contest between Anonymous and the Fed, I root for the former.

Here is how Clarence B. Carson put it:

“Social democrats know how to deal in a variety of ways with recalcitrant individuals.  They can arrest them, deny them favors, send them to prison, or even put them in mental hospitals.

“But they have only one approved way of dealing with groups or collectives, whether these be nations, labor unions, youth organizations, or retirees [read current additional groups of feminists, gays, abortionists, public employees, media monopolies, educators, movie/tv producers..]. That approved way is negotiation.

“The gradualist state does not negotiate with individuals. It makes them conform or suppresses them.

“But groups are not to be suppressed; concessions are to be made to them, and they are to be brought somehow into amiable accord with other collectives…

“They can be and have been enticed to support measures which reduce everyman’s liberty by collectivizing responsibility. That way lies tyranny…”

Think the welfare constituencies of the evolutionary socialist Democrat Party; the warfare constituencies of the evolutionary socialist Republican Party – combined now into one.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:31 | 3213431 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And this is where people can truely start to assert what I call collective indivdualism. Maybe people need to get out and protest at all the addresses on that list. Unions do this all the time when they strike, they park 10 - 20 people in front of major managers, CEO etc. home addresses. It has to be small and decentralized in nature and also videotaped to insure the safety of the protesters. If they just focus on the individuals for criminality and keep it to the theme of justice and don't break the laws while doing it, that will work much better than the OWS as far as public support goes. Clear well defined objectives make for clarity and ease of understanding for the low information crowd, a lesson that should have been learned from the OWS protests. Forget about the media if you make sure it is videotaped and streaming on the internet 24/7 that ensures truth. It is up to the protesters exercise self control as to not discredit point being made. I guarantee if someone has the goods on the people on that list that information will find it's way down to the protesters level to be used to focus the pressure on being exerted on these scumbags. You need to give the law enforcement aka prosecutors every opportunity to right the ship first before taking more extreme measures. This is just one way to do it by having the rubber meet the road.

The methods are in line with Aaron Shwartz idea of open information and truth and basic libertarian principles.


In a rule of law when the law is not applied equally where classes of people are exempt, just ask Lanny boy, individuals need to put pressure on those in charge of ensuring the rule of law to do their fucking job, within the existing laws at first...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:42 | 3213512 JR
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Collective individualism. I like that. It reminds me of the gun anti-grab movement – an instant swell of individuals collectively opposing mainly the actions of two individuals, Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama, who personified tyranny in the mind of each freedom-loving individual.

So far, this collective individualism has resulted in both Arizona and Wyoming passing Anti-Federal Gun Grab Laws that would restrict gun owners from having access to semiautomatic guns and high capacity magazines.

Included in Wyoming’s “legislation was an amendment that classified any attempt by federal agents to enforce federal gun control mandates as a felony.”

Wherever collective individualism grows, we've got ourselves a movement.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:37 | 3213330 IamtheREALmario
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Last week, I woke up in a cold sweat (not really a cold sweat, just confusion) with the words Hegelian Dialectic running over and over in my mind. .... Now that is some fancy mind control folks if I can be targeted when I am out of town with a somewhat esoteric and yet very apropos concept.

While I had heard the phrase before, the definition did not immediately come to mind ... even though the phrase repeated about 50 times in my mind in my half asleep state.

Simply put, the Hegelian Dialectic is two opposing concepts or forces that are only resolved by going to a higher level that is above the two opposing concepts or forces. We cannot seemingly cure the divided state of humanity by making one side win and one side lose. This belief keeps us constantly divided and struggling against ourselves. We can only resolve it by either not playing the game at all or agreeing on a higher level concept or force that supersedes the dialectic.

While this might not seem immediately helpful, what it does tell us is that rooting for democrats or republican, christians or muslims, anonymous or the DoJ is ultimately futile and simpy propagates the dialectic. To grow out of this stage we must make the dialectic irrelevant. Maybe we can only do that for ourselves ... but it would be kool if all humanity could do it.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:55 | 3213400 tip e. canoe
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To grow out of this stage we must make the dialectic irrelevant.

jah mon

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:47 | 3213527 Jumbie
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"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them."

- Albert Einstein

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:10 | 3213757 Jethro
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"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" - Will Rogers

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:34 | 3213332 Grinder74
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Always two there are, a master and an apprenctice.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:35 | 3213333 john milton
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Oh.. and according the news Iran's Ahmadinejad is willing to be the first Iranian in space.. i really would like to see WilliamBanzai's view from this

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:35 | 3213335 Dr. No
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The good news is, if there was any money stolen, they can just print more.

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