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Originally posted by Skippy1138
reply to post by Finalized
I guess if you want to nit-pick then technically yes you're right. But:
According to the Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve is independent within government in that "its decisions do not have to be ratified by the President or anyone else in the executive or legislative branch of government." However, its authority is derived from the U.S. Congress and is subject to congressional oversight. Additionally, the members of the Board of Governors, including its chairman and vice-chairman, are chosen by the President and confirmed by Congress. The government also exercises some control over the Federal Reserve by appointing and setting the salaries of the system's highest-level employees. Thus the Federal Reserve has both private and public aspects. The U.S. Government receives all of the system's annual profits, after a statutory dividend of 6% on member banks' capital investment is paid, a
That sounds like an awful lot of "government" involvement to me for something that isn't the "government"...
Yet, if they were part of the Government, then the GOA should be able to walk over and audit their books, which isn't happening. If it was part of the Government, then why would we need to pass a bill to make such an audit possible, see HR 459.
Originally posted by OccamAssassin
Hmmmm, for some reason, my hoax alarm is going wild.
It would seem to me that the act of bringing this to court as a class action would immediately end the anonymous nature of Anonymous.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt the authenticity of the vid.
Seems like a good way to bust hackers and would-be dissidents.
I hope I'm wrong.