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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:15 PM

Lanza AND James Holmes (Batman)Dad's BOTH testifying in LIBOR scandal?

Weird coincidence.

The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Sentate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal. The London Interbank Offered Rate, known as Libor, is the average interest rate at which banks can borrow from each other. 16 international banks have been implicated in this ongoing scandal, accused of rigging contracts worth trillions of dollars. HSBC has already been fined $1.9 billion and three of their low level traders arrested.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19199683

http://newsworldwide.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/breaking-news-ct-school-shooter-killer-link-to-libor-scandal/


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Reply Lanza AND James Holmes (Batman)Dad's BOTH testifying in LIBOR scandal? (Original post)
elehhhhna Dec 2012 OP
DURHAM D Dec 2012 #1
elehhhhna Dec 2012 #2
undeterred Dec 2012 #3
leeroysphitz Dec 2012 #4
whatchamacallit Dec 2012 #5
dsc Dec 2012 #6
Recovered Repug Dec 2012 #7
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #8
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #9
truthorlies Dec 2012 #10
azurnoir Dec 2012 #11

Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:26 PM

1. I guess this means the children of the others scheduled to testify

need to be put on a watch list along with their mothers.

Seriously, this is very strange.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. can anyone verify? snopes has nothing.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:30 PM

3. Well, they should get together for dinner.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:54 PM

4. This doesn't mean anything. There must be hundreds of thousands

of folks set to testify in LIBOR hearngs.

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Response to leeroysphitz (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:49 AM

5. Yes, hundreds of thousands

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:27 AM

6. that really is an odd coincidence

I wonder if they actually knew each other as well.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:04 AM

7. After a quick Google search, I found a number of sites making that claim.

However, I didn't see an actual link to any source proving that either were scheduled to testify. It seems to be more of what "some say" than anything else.

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Response to Recovered Repug (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:05 AM

8. It all leads back to a YouTube video by a Libertarian nut job

who talks about 'moral decay', 'the coming collapse' and how to prepare for it, how Ron Paul is great (but this guy is not welcome in the GOP because he's too libertarian), guns aren't the problem, Obama will come after your guns, and so on. He says his 'producer' 'found it in his deep research'.

Oh, and he avoids vaccinations for his son, because he thinks they're bad for children. The nutjob's website: http://www.fabian4liberty.com/ which is full of things you can buy "to prosper in the coming collapse".

Max Keiser is helping to spread this shit: http://maxkeiser.com/2012/12/17/mass-shootings-connected-to-libor-scandal/ . Max Keiser should be ashamed of himself. Thankfully, Keiser seems to have stopped posting here on DU.

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Response to elehhhhna (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:39 PM

9. Confirmed as a hoax by the Senate:

A false rumor spreading rapidly on fringe sites like Infowars and assorted Ron Paul messageboards ties the school murders to an existing hoax surrounding the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. After that attack, conspiracy theorists fixated on the accused shooter’s father, Robert Holmes, pointing to media reports that he worked as an anti-fraud scientist for credit scoring company FICO.

Somehow, a rumor surfaced online that Holmes was scheduled to testify before the Senate on the Libor banking scandal before the theater shooting. It wasn’t true: no such hearing was ever scheduled to take place, nor is there even an obvious connection between FICO and the Libor scandal, which involved a number of high-profile banks misreporting interest rates on transactions. But imaginative commenters across dozens of sites exploited the phony connection anyway, concocting a theory in which the hearing was set to reveal a massive new fraud scheme before being deliberately derailed. Getting deeper into the weeds, some sites noted that The Dark Knight Rises — the movie playing during the Aurora shooting — featured a plot point revolving around financial fraud.

In the case of Newtown, Peter Lanza, the alleged shooter’s father, reportedly also worked in finance as vice president of taxes at GE Financial Services. Within hours, the same online forums were asserting as fact — again, 100 percent without evidence — that he too was supposed to testify before the Senate regarding Libor. Like FICO, GE has no obvious connection to the investigation, which has roped in various other financial institutions. And once again, there is no “witness list” that includes Lanza because there isn’t even a hearing on the issue.

“This rumor is 100% false,” a Senate Banking Committee aide, who asked not to be named, told TPM by email. “The Senate Banking Committee does not have any LIBOR hearings currently scheduled, and has never considered either of these men as potential witnesses.”

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/newtown-libor-hunger-games-theories.php?ref=fpb


The sad thing is that "fringe sites like Infowars and assorted Ron Paul messageboards" describes DU these days.

But I'd like to point out this shows Max Keiser is full of shit. He spread a rumor about LIBOR hearings when, as a 'financial journalist', he should have known there weren't any scheduled. The next time I see a DUer using as a good source, I'm referring them back to this episode.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:28 PM

10. LIBOR

I'm probably the last person to be hooked by conspiracy theories, but I don't think this is just an Internet hoax. Looking back to July of this year there were House investigations planned for LIBOR. All mention of these plans have all but vanished in recent weeks. Someone needs to show proof of Lanza or Holmes testifying, or I'll just file it in my '2012' file.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303933704577531143082935530.html

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Response to truthorlies (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:50 AM

11. welcome to DU

but your WSJ link just leads to a page that requires a subscription

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