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2011 Greatest Hits: Presenting The Most Popular Posts Of The Past Year

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Continuing our tradition of listing what according to Zero Hedge readers were the key news events of the year for the third year in a row (2009 and 2010 can be found here and here), we present, as is now customary, the most popular posts of the year as determined by the number of page views, or said otherwise - by the readers themselves. So without further ado, here are this year's top 20.

  • In 20th place, with 70,324 reads, and confirming that in addition to all the vast changes in the financial arena (recall that the downgrade of the US was the straw that broke the camel's back and literally broke the market as well), 2011 was a year of vast geopolitical tensions, fears and overhauls, we have "Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria Just As US Urges Americans To Leave Country "Immediately"." Needless to say, Syria will most likely be the unofficial conduit to a military escalation involving Iran. Unless of course the foreplay is skipped and the US military industrial complex skips right to the main course.
  • In 19th place, with over 71,000 reads, we brought to our readers' attention that in addition to being the year of outright denial, there were glimmers of acceptance that the status quo is failing and no matter what, a new regime will be needed... but only after a "global financial apocalypse takes place" - behold: "Step Aside BBC "Trader": Head Of UniCredit Securities Predicts Imminent End Of The Eurozone And A Global Financial Apocalypse."
  • If there was one person of the year award, it likely would have to go to Kyle Bass, who at 18th place with 72.5k reads have our readers "Some words of advice." It is not that Bass discovered something huge or ground-shattering in 2011 - to the contrary - he continued his slow, steadfast unraveling of the broken system, and unlike other flip-floppers stuck to his story. He was proven right in many ways in 2011. Will he be proven even more right in 2012, with a collapse of Japan to follow that of Europe? Stay tuned and find out.
  • The 17th most popular post, with over 73,000 reads came from an unsuspecting source, the BBC, which continued the theme of unexpected confessions from the strangest of sources, when an IMF advisors said that "In The Absence Of A Credible Plan We Will Have A Global Financial Meltdown In Two To Three Weeks." No credible plan was found, and the meltdown was delayed yet again, courtesy of last minute global bailout measures by the Fed, although the half lives of such interventions are getting shorter and shorter. How long will the next such bailout persist? Or that one after?
  • The hacker group anonymous achieved its fair share of notoriety in 2011, as the 16th most popular post of 2011 indicates, with just under 74,000 reads, most recently by hacking the server of Stratfor and exposing the personal information of all of its tens of thousands of clients. However, it first came to the scene earlier in the year, when it released a clip threatening it would "Brings Peaceful Revolution To America: Will Engage In Civil Disobedience Until Bernanke Steps Down." Bernanke did not step down, nor was civil disobedience unleashed, and many of the bombastic calls fell well short, although for Anonymous to truly make an impression on the public it likely will have to step up its game in 2012. Surely a hacked FRBNY email account or two would bring the group new heights in notoriety.
  • At 15th place we get another appearance by Kyle Bass, even if indirect this time, whose suggestion that The University of Texas take delivery of $1 billion in physical gold, was followed through, and resulted in a post with 74,500 reads. Oddly enough, Bass' advice reverberated in Latin America, where Venezuela's Hugo Chavez did the same by demanding the country's physical gold be shipped back to the country from the London cartel. It begs the question - just how much unrehypothecated gold is out there?
  • In 14th place, the always colorful, unabashed and very much outspoken Euroskeptic Nigel Farrage, and Herman van Rompuy nemesis generated 80,000 reads and came one step closer to being proven correct when months ahead of the Euro's 10 year anniversary, he basically confirmed that the Euro is a dead currency. Judging by the record number of EUR shorts in the last week of 2011, at least the speculators out there agree with him.
  • In number 13, with 83,500 reads, the broad population proved it was starved for fair and objective coverage of the first truly important event in the Arab Spring when the Egyptian system was toppling, as the dominoes of discontent, with or without the boots on the ground, were starting to drop, first in Tunisia, then Egypt, then Libya. Is Syria next? And if so, what about Iran? One thing is certain - the geopolitical space will be quite hot in 2012 as well, the main question remains: when will the Arab Spring become a European season?
  • Number 12 reminded us that while one of the main events of 2010, the BP oil spill in the GOM, may have been plugged, the fears remain after it was reported that "Possible New Oil Spill 100 By 10 Miles Reported in Gulf Of Mexico." That nearly 85,000 people were concerned enough to click on this post confirms that when it comes to offshore drilling in the US, nothing has been resolved.
  • At number 11 Jim Rogers proved his predictive acumen, when the former Soros partner warned the public days before siver hit $50 per ounce when he commented "On Triple Digit Silver And Issues Warning: "Parabolic Moves Always Collapse." Hopefully the 83,300 people who read the post took heed and booked profits. On the other hand, with central banks only starting to really loosen monetary policy and print in the end of 2011 (the ECB along expanding its balance sheet in 6 months more than the Fed did in all of QE1), it is guaranteed that Rogers' warning will be repeated at least once again in 2012.
  • Number 10 showed us two things: that things are never what they seem on the surface, and that the conventional media is a joke and a conflicted farce, better suited for comedy than distributing the news when "Former CIA Analyst Tells Truth About Libya Intervention On CNN, Hilarity Ensues." Nearly 87,000 readers took great delight to watch the unmasking of the Mainstream Media's stupidity and bias.
  • At number 9 was the news following the aftermath of the MF Global debacle, that instead of making liquidity more valuable, the CME decided to double down, and allow the same form of liquidity largesse that took down Corzine's house of rehypothecated cards, to be burden-shared by its own clients who had to endure the lowering of initial margins on all trades. That the CME left some first year clerk to draft the press release which simply said that that Initial and Maintenance margin would be the same, only to have to re-issue a PR the next day when it became completely unclear just what the CME's goals were- capital preservation or taking even more systemic risk -was just the cherry on top. This is what 93,000 readers discovered when they read "CME Goes To Collateral DefCon 1: Makes Maintenance Margin Equal To Initial For... Everything!?"
  • Wikileaks proved to be a bust in 2011, when it released virtually nothing actionable, although those who sifted through its archives, including the 94,000 or so others who joined in when the discovery went viral, found some pearls such as this one which disclosed "The Reason(s) Behind China's Shadow Gold Buying Spree" It was also the 8th most read item on Zero Hedge in 2011.
  • Next, we are reminded that more than anything, the biggest ongoing event of 2011 was the slow, methodological and relentless collapse of Europe. Only instead of the usual bullshit headlines and rumors, the reason why "Europe According To..." was the 7th most popular post, is that it took the same bias and prejudice that will never allow Europe to be the same integrated NWO globalist dream that the US melting pot has become, and flipped it on its head, exposing the sheer humor at the stupidity of it all.
  • If there is anything unique about 2011 (and as everyone knows by now, from market terms it is as if 2011 never happened), it is that it ushered some very unwitting people on the stage of global opinion, such as Ann Barnhardt of Barnhardt Capital Management. The 6th most read post of the year with over 101k reads was Ann Barnhardt, quite a colorful character on a normal day, saying that "The Entire System Has Been Utterly Destroyed By The MF Global Collapse." And while some may have taken her admonition for nothing more than a extremist joke, Banrhardt's warning that all modern capital markets are a scam is absolutely valid. Expect many more MF Global-type collapses in the future to merely validate her argument which caused Barnhardt to close down her own brokerage.
  • In 5th spot, we once again go back to Europe, this time by way of UBS, which took the art of Mutual Assured Destruction to a whole new level "Bring Out Your Dead - UBS Quantifies Costs Of Euro Break Up, Warns Of Collapse Of Banking System And Civil War." While the final outcome of Europe is certain, what UBS did is squarely put a bulls eye on its own back, confirming that should the MF Global trade, namely betting the ranch on global moral hazard, fail, and a Eurozone break ups follows, UBS will likely be the first bank to be shorted to death by the global vigilante squad which forgives any central bank insanity, but never forgets.
  • In 4th place was the resurgence of the topic of shadow banking, aka the $20+ trillion unregulated funding system, read synthetic uncollateralized leverage, which as we have been warning for two years, is the true cause of fear at the heart of modern capital markets. MF Global's unwind exposed two things: the rampant use of off-balance sheet vehicles known as repos (entirely unregulated), and the fact that any bank which wishes to commit fraud would simply go to the UK and do anything and everything perfectly legally courtesy of absolutely no oversight, until everything collapses in a smoldering heap. Zero Hedge also brought to the vernacular two other terms: rehypothecation, and its bigger bother, hyper rehypothecation. To find out why shadow banking will likely be the financial topic of 2012 read, together with 105,000 others, "Why The UK Trail Of The MF Global Collapse May Have "Apocalyptic" Consequences For The Eurozone, Canadian Banks, Jefferies And Everyone Else"
  • Third place goes to "China Proposes To Cut Two Thirds Of Its $3 Trillion In USD Holdings" which with 109,000 reads, shows that when it comes to the Nash Equilibrium between China and the US, the balance is always very tenuous. Whether or not China will indeed proceed and dump US paper, knowing full well it would likely be committing an act of self-destruction in the process, is unclear. We do know that China recently did in fact dump US Treasurys, and we also know that as Zero Hedge reported, in the past month foreigners sold a record amount of US paper. And without incremental demand for US paper from abroad, it only leaves the US, i.e., the Federal Reserve-Primary Dealer system left to monetize America's debt. Certainly QE X will be a topic of great debate and discussion in the coming year, if for no other reason than the US needs to fund another $1.2 trillion in deficit spending. And if there is nobody else willing to buy 10 Year US paper at 1.84%, Ben Bernanke will have no choice but to step in.
  • The first runner up for most popular post of 2011, with 140,000 reads, was the announcement that "Trading Of Over The Counter Gold And Silver To Be Illegal Beginning July 15" - while the argument given by the official entities was that this is to protect investors from predator brokers, many saw into this yet another attempt of capital controls, and a further limitation of how, where and why one can trade their precious metals. And while executive order 6102: "the return" it was not, at least not yet, once the year end hedge fund liquidation phase ends, and PMs resume their surge ever higher, we would certainy not put it beyond our leaders to be forced to eventually confiscate all the freely held gold and silver in circulation. It has been done before; it will be done again.
  • And our most popular post of the year, with 148,000 reads, was "BBC Speechless As Trader Tells Truth: "The Collapse Is Coming...And Goldman Rules The World" in which Zero Hedge brought FX trader, who contrary to attempts of discrediting, was not a member of some comedy troupe, Alessio Rastani 15 minutes of fame for no other reason than, in a few short paragraphs, daring to explain all the ways in which the system is broken, where it is headed, and who stands to profit from it all.

Unfortunately the trend from 2009 to 2010 and now, to 2011, is quite obvious: the world is getting ever more insolvent, only this time instead of banks, entire countries are or will soon file for bankruptcy. Which means that taxpayers of the other solvent countries will be on the hook to bail out the transgressors, until finally only one country is left standing. In the meantime any and all diversion tactics will be used to redirect attention from where it deserves to be: the increasingly more disastrous condition of the Welfare State/Banker Oligarchy status quo, and the inevitable warfare to follow: first currency, then trade, then all out.

While we will not predict what happens to the market in 2012 one thing is certain: the main topics discussed in the past three years will continue to dominate the airwaves and things will get far worse before they get better. As a result, five things that we believe will happen almost without a shadow of a doubt: volatility in 2012 will break all records, retail investors will continue to leave markets in droves, correlations will remain at all time highs, politicians will suckle more than ever at the Wall Street teat knowing well the party is soon ending, and lastly, central planning will hit unseen levels. Everything else is noise and soundbites.

It is on this rather grim background that we wish all our readers the best of luck and success in 2012. The final prediction for the new year we will make with 100% certainty is that Zero Hedge will be there each and every day helping readers expose the fallacies, fiction and fraud that the system is reduced to (ab)using each and every day just to kick the can down the road for a few more hours.

 

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Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:28 | 2023646 Rakshas
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So long 2011 Hello 2012 all good from here....

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:55 | 2023687 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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2012 Theme Song

Bulls on Parade- Rage

Remember what THEY have been doing for centuries...no, make that for melenia.

They rally 'round your family/With a pocket full of shells

The Gold Bull is on parade, bitchez

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:44 | 2023748 economics1996
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As a new reader I would like to thank ZH for allowing me to post with such words as fuck, shit, dick, and other terms men like to throw around. 

I fucking hate the wossified world and the MSM. 

I hate all the diversity is great crap out there.

I like the fact that there is one web sit on this planet where I can be a fucking rude, crude, male and nobody gives a shit. 

I also like people with a IQ over 100 who actually understand $$$$$.

When the SHTF I want to be packing with ZHers.

Happy New Year.  Buy silver towards the end of January you fools.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:51 | 2023761 SGS
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We are truly blessed with this last bastion of free speech, ZH's knowledge of the markets is pristine.  I have met a lot of smart motherfuckers in my day, but these guys take the cake.

Long phyzz into 2012!

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:59 | 2023778 RockyRacoon
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I'm not sure I'd use a word like "pristine" around the not-so-hallowed halls of ZH.   It's all down and dirty here and that's the way we like it.   Fight Club doncha know.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:02 | 2023932 CharlieSDT
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La7n8-b3V7Y&sns=fb

 

Gotta love Santa and his Colt 1911.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:25 | 2024093 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Obama just signed onto sanctioning Iran.  US fireworks, how fitting.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:56 | 2024114 Michael
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Happy end of the world year.

Never stop standing up for your constitutional rights.

Watch Now: Climate Depot's Morano on Fox News on CFL light bulb's fire risks and federal mandates -- 'This is a boon for Chinese industry'

  • Morano: 'Consumers need freedom of choice on to go out and pick what light bulbs they want...Are federal mandates and subsidies pushing products that aren't quite safe yet, aren't quite ready for prime time'

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS3Pko03oJo&feature=youtu.be

    Sen. Rand Paul on Consumer Choice in Energy Committee Hearing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELDHaeEsNF0

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 00:59 | 2024343 StychoKiller
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    It would be an improvement if CFL bulbs were as efficient as they can be, but using cheap designs and parts makes them at best, 45% efficient -- plus their warmup time to emitting their rated lumens is atrocious here in Minnesota!

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:56 | 2024380 Ralph Spoilsport
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    I hear ya man. The CFL outdoor floodlights are useless if you are below 50 degrees F.

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 10:15 | 2024516 Oh regional Indian
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    Hey hey! Yo! Everyone!

    A safe and balanced 2012 all around. 

    And the CFL scam is the worst thing foisted on us. The link below to the lightbulb conspiracy is really worth watching.

    First choice: Flame. 

    Burn baby burn! Good luck all around, we're all going to need it.

    ori

    /2012-the-year-of-anomaly/

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 05:49 | 2024441 ForTheWorld
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    Here's a documentary that you might enjoy watching:

    "The Light Bulb Conspiracy": http://vimeo.com/26859312

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:53 | 2024115 FEDbuster
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    Goodbye 2011, hello 2012, BITCHEZ!!

    Let's hope there is still a can to kick this year. 

    Restore the Republic, Ron Paul 2012

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:15 | 2024210 kill switch
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/31/obama-defense-bill_n_1177836.html

     

    ZH Huffington post has this....We are fucked all the way.......

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:30 | 2024223 kill switch
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    ZERO HEDGE....HELLO!!!!!! OBAMA SIGNED THE FUCKING BILL DEC 31 NEW YEARS EVE

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:36 | 2024228 Xkwisetly Paneful
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    Recount!!!!

    Clearly buy silver, vote Ron Paul, the banksters are the ruination of mankind and Fukashima is the end of the world as we know it have to top the charts.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:37 | 2024276 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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    I am watching cnbc for some ungodly reason.  They are such pumper shills it is unbelievable.  For no reason, because stocks are down, we should buy them.  They are cheap!  Cheap, they tell me!  The dollar will stay strong and gold being down is bullish for stocks!  Jesus H. Christ people are so stupid.  The world has had the worst nuclear disaster ever for the last nine months, the Central Banks, which are not connected to the governemnts by law, are ferosciously printing fiat and handing it to private banking houses at the expense of taxpayers, and, and, and what else matters?! 

    The world is fucked beyond belief with 1 out of 2 Americans poor, Europeans can't retired (gasp), and Chinese are living off of $2 a day while Jimmy Rogers tells me I should tie me hope to recovery on China....holy fucking shit can you believe that?  On China. 

    Now I am watching a bunch of fuckers waiting for sushi the crossdressing beauty about to descend in a shoe.  Doesn't anyone have real lives?  Doesn't anyone pay attention to geo-politics?  Oh, ok, good, Anderson Vanderbilt (cough cough) Cooper is in Lebenon to celebrate the New Year, so now we know the truth about geo-politics, because he will report on tough issues.

    The thing is, and I think this is the main thing, everyone's ego is so blown that we all think we are constantly on TV or something.  We think we are as important as the stars on TV.  Well, maybe not you hedgers, but most people.  Most people, they watch Beyonce because they want to be her.  They watch Brad Pitt because they want to be him.  So they act like them.  The think they are them.

    This is one of the major tricks of our minds.  We can either give up our egos to the whole collective of nature, or give in to the false paradigm that is the impression of the society.  The structure of society should be engaged in helping each of us develope and grow, but because it has been taken over by the propaganda of the e-lite, we are now marched into a gulag of the mind of pop culture, which is totally retarded.

    Anyway, pretty much the world is still shitballs crazy, and Zero Hedge provieds a means of a way for us to pow wow around the perverbial campfire.  WHile everyone else is celebrating being in the right place for the most anti-climactic moment in the year, I will be proud to be getting drunk with you.

    BITCHEZ!

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 00:59 | 2024342 Michael
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    I don't care if they have to wheel Dick Clark out every year he's kicking.

    What a great show this year on ABC.

    Happy New Year.

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 03:49 | 2024412 Monedas
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    Rant on, Bro ! That was a good snap shot of the new year !  

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 05:34 | 2024439 The Navigator
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    Pumper Shills OR PIMPER Shills? Shills just the same.

    Ramp up your farming skills, learn to make beer, stock up on antibiotics (did I read it on ZH that antibiotics for fish are (about) the same as for human consumption? - see Patriot Nurse on YouTube and Ebay for fish antibiotics).

    Thanks to Tyler and all ZHers for great insights you alll have let loose in 2011.

    Semper Peratus, The Navigator

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 05:59 | 2024443 ForTheWorld
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    You should read "The Empire of Illusion" by Chris Hedges. I think you'll enjoy it quite a lot.

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 05:20 | 2024431 AldousHuxley
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    Iran war is now immenent.

     

    Americans no longer have habeas corpus but indefinite detentions.

     

    Military is gaining power over civilian authorities.

     

    Stalin, Hitler, Mao, all used excuses to build their power and strip your rights for the sake of "national security".

     

    Ron Paul Calls National Defense Authorization Act "Slip Into Tyranny"

     

     

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 06:00 | 2024444 BigDuke6
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    Dont get too down aldous,

    i'm about to have a scotch whisky with beer chaser.

    its the way old guys in scotland drink and they know a thing.

    they are a very dour race so think about the world going to shit a lot.

    perfect for this special moment dont u think? and a mellow way of getting merry.

    keep up your posts

    bd

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 11:06 | 2024543 xcehn
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    It's surreal and sickening.  Extremely disturbing to wrap your head around.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:06 | 2023794 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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    While we are just giving it away for free, here is the script.

    Fight Club:

    http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Fight-Club.html

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:20 | 2024258 Yen Cross
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     Slewie stay away from adding.....   For 7 days. Happy new year.

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 17:19 | 2025174 slewie the pi-rat
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    is zero a number bro?

    maybe i should start a proposition re:  making it thru to 2013;  i think i would need deposits, at least, on all the Yes bets...

    you're a good bet, Y/C!  thanks for trying to tell me about flows & for staying aloft!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:02 | 2023785 IQ 101
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    Happy New Year, fuckwad.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:10 | 2023799 Turd Ferguson
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    Just wanted to jump on the pile here.

    Thank you to Tyler(s) for all you do. You've changed lives and alerted many to the coming financial disaster.

    A year from now, let's just hope we're all here to be able to celebrate the coming of 2013.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:52 | 2023866 Belarusian Bull
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    I double this. ZH is the site of the year for me. Thank you very much, Tyler.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:02 | 2023933 Muddy1
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    I'll second that with the note that if my bookmarks were sorted alphabetically ZH would be at the bottom.  I sort based on frequency of visits to the site which is why ZH is at the TOP, as in #1.  THANKS for everything Tyler.  Happy New Year to all.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:42 | 2023967 youLilQuantFuker
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    Yes indeed. Thanks for the sandbox. 2012 should be exciting. Time to ground and pound this MF'er. Much thx for the edumacation.

    PM's, food storage, water, guns, and suppressors.

    When the SHTF know this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86-TFXuUSvQ

    For those skilled in the art, try to create the baffles with a shore D 80 vulcanized rubber sleeved into a PVC pipe.

    It will get you home alive with a bag full of booty.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:53 | 2023980 dizzyfingers
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    thanks for link

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 18:24 | 2024007 youLilQuantFuker
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    Right on. Keep it on the low. The zombies could be listening in.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 16:09 | 2023885 LawsofPhysics
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    I'll second that, turd. Well, back to the salt mines on Monday. My two and a half weeks at Park City are over. Another great holiday. Happy new year all.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:39 | 2024231 Robot Traders Mom
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    Sorry to jump in bro, but how come the US downgrade wasn't on the list?

    Did I miss it?

    That would have to be #1???

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:00 | 2024344 TheFourthStooge-ing
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    If your son finally passes grade 9 this time, it's sure to be a contender for the top 20 stories of 2012.

    ;)

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 16:59 | 2023929 Muddy1
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    Pass the vaseline before you jump on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:23 | 2024092 Sudden Debt
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    So tru! Happy newyear to you all, and lets pray none of the predictions come true and if they do that everybody is prepared!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:14 | 2023810 Max Fischer
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    Of all the things to thank ZH for (and there are many), I can think of better things than the freedom you're given to be a low-brow, alpha male pig. 

    Max Fischer, Civis Mundi

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:19 | 2023823 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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    Max you are the biggest nerd I know.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 19:34 | 2024050 nope-1004
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    You know hundreds of nerds too, don't you?  That puts Max at the top of the douche bag heap, above the likes of Denninger, Sommers, and Krugman.

     LOL.

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:28 | 2023829 Potemkin Villag...
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    Of course you can... Because you're "Max Fischer, Civis Mundi"... (Champion of self righteousness)... 

    If it weren't for you, all hope for society would be lost forever... I get down in my best Tim Tebow pose & thank the heavens every single day that you have the patience to stoop down from your lofty perch & enlighten us all from time to time...

    Without your comments, the world would be a vastly darker place...

    Happy New Year to you Max Fischer, Civis Mundi...

    Your adoring fan,

    POTEMKIN VILLAGE IDIOT

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:32 | 2023958 TheFourthStooge-ing
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    Max Fischer, civic do-gooder, said:

    Of all the things to thank ZH for (and there are many), I can think of better things than the freedom you're given to be a low-brow, alpha male pig.

    So can I; for instance, the fucking freedom to be a low-brow, high-brain (cough), ammo stashing, PM stacking alpha male pig. Fuckin' a!

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:35 | 2023961 New_Meat
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    Max:

    "the freedom you're given to be a low-brow, alpha male pig. "

    I'm a likin' that idea!

    Happy New Year,

    - Ned

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:52 | 2023979 fuu
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    My favorite anagrams of Max Fischer, Civis Mundi:

    Cad! Minx! Virus' mischief.

    Infirm sex, a viscid chum.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 18:18 | 2024003 infinity8
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    "infirm sex, a viscid chum" - A++ - fucking awesome and hilarious! Happy 2012 to all the Tylers and the ZH community. This site is on a very short list of things that keep my sanity intact. Please don't get disappeared or I might go postal.

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 04:43 | 2024424 FEDbuster
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    2012 may be the year the whole world goes postal?

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 17:27 | 2025182 slewie the pi-rat
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    happy nu-nu, fuu!

    LMFAO this weekend when he went full retard on how important "brains" are and how superior being smart makes one

    i thought:  does this moronic asswipe realize he sounds just like trav?

    Mon, 01/02/2012 - 00:19 | 2025874 fuu
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    Happy new year Slewie!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:32 | 2024272 Goldilocks
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    @Max,

    With a little help from my friends...

    ~//~

    Rodney Carrington - A Letter to my Penis (lyrics)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZrSQ_Tyo54 (1:53)

    Rodney Carrington - The Man Song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdf9-hRt410 (1:53)

    Rodney Carrington - Titties & Beer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgyeshD8RJY (2:55)

    Rodney Carrington - Goin Home With A Fat Girl
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R32Ln7YZ6ig (2:25)

    Little Things That Piss Me Off - Rodney Carrington
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0YXPN3aFMQ (2:22)

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 00:03 | 2024306 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Or from those crazy south park guys....

    Now you're a Man!  A man a man a man!

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:09 | 2024346 Goldilocks
    Goldilocks's picture

    ...nasty...

    South Park Meets Orgazmo - NOW YOU'RE A MAN - DVDA(Trey Parker)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jbWzr726rs (1:45)

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 13:23 | 2024704 Uncle Remus
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    Oh great - a Scat Sommelier.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:19 | 2023818 Stax Edwards
    Stax Edwards's picture

    Welcome to the fight club brother, we are better off for you being here.  It is the best site on the web, bar none.

    FWIW I have visited your blog every now and then for a couple of years.  You and ClinicalThinker do a jam up job over there exposing the fraud.  Any FL folks should take note of the address should you wish to share it with them.  FYI That is why when I first saw your handle here I responded UCF because the name you posted under I thought it had to be the same person.

    Thanks TDs for all you do, I wish you continued success.  Keep on fighting the good fight.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 19:45 | 2024061 economics1996
    economics1996's picture

    Thanks for the plug.

    http://usa-wethepeople.com/

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:30 | 2023833 Nozza
    Nozza's picture

    Welcome and good to read your comment! I might, and do, disagree with you passionately, but love the thought of free speach.

    Happy New Year, wankerz!

    lol

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:45 | 2023858 trav7777
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    DATS RAYCISS

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:25 | 2024140 323
    323's picture

    Blow me trav

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:31 | 2024156 323
    323's picture

    and happy new year, you cocksucker

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:48 | 2024181 knukles
    knukles's picture

    Tell your Gunny you're not gay because the guy is blowing you.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:42 | 2024230 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    It's like that in a lot of cultures.  Funny, because in my book holding hands with a guy is pretty gay.  Not that there is anything wrong with that!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:29 | 2023954 Metal Minded
    Metal Minded's picture

     

    Bulls on Parade- Rage

    Here's a live version(3:54), which has gotten 14+ MM plays since 11/06:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-58-36lSqG4&feature=colike

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 07:19 | 2024461 Rakshas
    Rakshas's picture

    As I sit here cleaning up after the small social gathering we held a few short hours ago to celebrate the turning of another page on the calendar I find myself reflecting on the year just past and what I’ve accomplished, what I haven’t accomplished what I’ve learned and what I wished I hadn’t learned. 

    2011 was a year in which I finally got around to reading those books that I had been putting off for so long, I finally started stacking strategic metals, I’ve ended my operations in the UK and I’ve commenced a defensive strategy to help us {family} survive the potential perils that await us in 2012.

     2011 was also the year that I finally discovered the existence of  Zero Hedge – I lack the ability to adequately capture the debt of gratitude I feel owing to the Tyler’s for creating such a forum where trolls can walk with kings and speak freely  with both intelligence and ignorance; thank you to all of Zero Hedge for all that you bring and all that you are.

    Looking ahead to 2012 there are so many questions that will be answered: we’ll finally find out if the Mayans were forecasting the end of all things or if they just ran out of rock ink; the eurozone will either shit or get off the pot; Iran/US will finally come out of the closet;  so many questions we’ll have the answer to this time next year……

    Picking a theme song for 2012 proved really tough given all the facets to be considered so I broke it down by likely headlines, here are my picks:

    EU/UK financials   {Cameron/Merkel} :

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkZ2_nKo7II 

    US Financials:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A47HVhzF6No

     US Investors Money:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qte7CB1SfHI 

    Obama 2012 campaign theme song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9AexiRyPc0

    US/Iran 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FPcA7rNbTs 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bMfrixJyWc&feature=related 

    and finally for freedom and civil liberty in America

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZPgdvx_M4c&feature=fvst

    Hopefully this time next year I won’t be picking cigarette butts out of half champagne glasses at 5 in the morning ……

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:40 | 2023846 SheepleLOVEched...
    SheepleLOVEcheddarbaybiscuits's picture

    i just heard some fellow on NPR say "the heavy lifting has been done for the recovery, regulations have been put in place etc etc"

     

    hahahahaha

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 16:48 | 2023916 Sam Clemons
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    shows how misinformation can propagate on its own once its released.  i still love hearing "we might dip back into a recession" as if we ever left the one from 2001.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:53 | 2024191 knukles
    knukles's picture

    Nancy Pelosi Radio

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 16:42 | 2023913 Sam Clemons
    Sam Clemons's picture

    2011 energy usage still under bubble year usage.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i3Se4Fv-MdE/Tv9efA9Ks2I/AAAAAAAABnQ/FUnTDA0IDc...

    ministry of truth needs to correct these.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:50 | 2024185 San Diego Gold Bug
    San Diego Gold Bug's picture

    Thanks for a great year Tyler and all ZH friends.  Special thanks to the ZH reader who mentioned comparesilverprices.com and comparegoldprices.com.  Both saved me some good money this year.  2012 will be Big Fun!

    Happy New year!!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:08 | 2024206 kill switch
    kill switch's picture

    OT,,The moron of choice just signed the Detention bill with serious reservations,,,even the dull plebs on HUFFINGTON POST are all outraged.....view the posts...we are fucked all the way!!!!! By the way signed on NEW YEARS EVE when all the fucktards are bloto and coundn't care less.. like the income tax in 1913 DEC23rd With serious reservations  OBAMA IS FUCKED       ROM PAUL 2012

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 10:39 | 2024264 kill switch
    kill switch's picture

    TWICE

     

     

     

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 03:33 | 2024405 Al Gorerhythm
    Al Gorerhythm's picture

    @ Rakshas. "So long 2011 Hello 2012 all good from here...."

    Is that you, Barry? 40,000 feet up?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:28 | 2023647 Zadok
    Zadok's picture

    Thankful for Zerohedge!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:03 | 2023666 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Let's all get together and pool some funds for Zero Hedge for the great work they do.  After all, who knows how much longer your fiat will be worth anything.....

    Donate to Zero Hedge:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/donate

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:50 | 2023760 Rastadamus
    Rastadamus's picture

    I have never donated a dime to any cause in my 50 years but this year I ponied up $20 towards Zerohedge. What a fine site! I have learned so much from you in the past three years. You'll be getting my donation next year to, and to all the others who profit from reading but don't give back? A pox on all your houses in 2012......

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 18:17 | 2024000 smlbizman
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    myself also...a little more than 20...and for the very first time...50 to ron paul...uh mr. ron paul

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 18:23 | 2024005 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    dr

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:21 | 2024260 UP Forester
    UP Forester's picture

    Pres.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:48 | 2024290 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Ron Paul/Willie Nelson 2012

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 05:47 | 2024440 The Navigator
    The Navigator's picture

    I'd love to see Willie in charge of the IRS; for a little pay-back, or a little reform.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:52 | 2023766 swani
    swani's picture

    Done.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 18:17 | 2024001 TheFourthStooge-ing
    TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

    Just kicked in a portrait of Andrew Jackson. Ethically, I felt compelled to do so, since my /etc/hosts file and iptables rules work together as an ad blocker.

    ZH is well worth it. It beats free porn hands down (no puns intended, of course).

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:54 | 2023688 Zadok
    Zadok's picture

    Thank you Tyler...whoever you are.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:47 | 2023753 economics1996
    economics1996's picture

    Who is that guy?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:53 | 2023768 SGS
    SGS's picture

    Who cares whats the symbol to punch long for ZH?  They trade on the nazy? LOL I would so long this site with all my worthless paper left.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:42 | 2023854 Stax Edwards
    Stax Edwards's picture

    I think the original TD lost his anonymity after he got outed in the media and not long after sold the site.

    I cannot quantify this with any facts, but can offer the following based on hearsay and conjecture alone:

    I remeber Bloomberg? speculating TD was "russian sounding name" that the SEC charged with insider trading right after he got his broker creds for some stupid penny stock trade that he made a couple hundred bucks on.  Supposedly his dad gave him a tip and he made a trade, but for very few shares and very little profit (not to justify, but the SEC overlooks huge shit if you are in the loop).  This charge from the SEC supposedly led to said individual losing his ability to work in finance forever.  Hell, everybody knows the SEC is just another .gov winner picker that only enforces against those not "in the loop".  Be interested to know who's the owner now.  My superstition was Jim Sinclair as the 'deer in the headlights' pic JS loves has become a staple here, but that is probably just my mind wandering. 

    That is what I thought, but again this is based on piecing together a lot of gossip from MSM et al.  I admit I am curious too.  The story always made sense to me.  Anybody confirm or refute?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:56 | 2023871 Baptiste Say
    Baptiste Say's picture

    I recall reading a comment from Tyler in a thread where the person behind the persona stated there was (iirc) 30+ contributors. Nobody knows whether there is 1-2 people who handle most the posting, editing etc but it is a certainty that Tyler is not one person.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 18:38 | 2024017 TheFourthStooge-ing
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    Rumour has it that TD is:

    Igor Stravinski

    Vyacheslav Molotov

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Igor Sikorsky

    Mikhail Kalashnikov

    Eugene Stoner

    Gilbert Shelton

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:25 | 2024266 UP Forester
    UP Forester's picture

    And Guy Fawkes XVI.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:04 | 2023774 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    He has facial reconstructive surgery every three years.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:03 | 2023779 KlausK
    KlausK's picture

    He is us, we are him. He is everyone who gives a shit about the true state of affairs. And who is this girl named truth anyhow? Ever met her in person? I heard, she was arrested for insider trading once ...

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:05 | 2023787 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Is Mr. Durden building an army?

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 15:32 | 2024972 Raging Debate
    Raging Debate's picture

    The TD rumors are hillarious. Thanks for the irony, my fellow like minded bi-polar orphans. I won't say anything either because it is now my personal daily gag reel to see them everyday. Bring them all with us, even the ones with blemishes.

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 15:32 | 2024973 Raging Debate
    Raging Debate's picture

    The TD rumors are hillarious. Thanks for the irony, my fellow like minded bi-polar orphans. I won't say anything either because it is now my personal daily gag reel to see them everyday. Bring them all with us, even the ones with blemishes.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:09 | 2024207 homer8043
    homer8043's picture

    The second rule of Fight Club....

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:30 | 2023652 misterc
    misterc's picture

    http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/schuldentausch-athen-zwingt-banken...

     

    Greece now "negotiates" towards a 75% extortion, uh I mean debt writedown. (I think it's gonna be more like a 95% writedown and the final 5% one gets paid in worthless Drachmas over a period of 20 years).

    Credit event anyone?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:45 | 2023679 MsCreant
    MsCreant's picture

    But it's voluntary!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:51 | 2023685 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Happy New Year :)

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:01 | 2023782 RockyRacoon
    RockyRacoon's picture

    Prospero ano nuevo, Beetchez (y Bastardoz).

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:05 | 2023790 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Y tu

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 16:58 | 2023924 bigkahuna
    bigkahuna's picture

    viento del arena  (necessita para escuchar - ahora!)

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

     

    Oh yeah, happy new year people...

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:58 | 2024198 knukles
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    Happy, happy, joy, joy, MsC!  :)

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:47 | 2024287 MsCreant
    MsCreant's picture

    YOu StuPid, BloAteD, IDIOT! (fight club doggie bitch slap)<sarc/>

    Over explanation to commence:

    Me lovez me knuckles, bitchez, me'd never hurt. Me got my "Ren" on, see (this means I am acting the role of a cartoon chiahuahua assaulting his budy, Stimpy [knuckles knows this]), but the last couple of times I have done a thing like this, even when I explained it, some of you bitchez DIDN'T GET IT (fight club jab to the jaw [using knuckles] if this was you)>

    Happy Merry New Fucking Armegadden to all us bitchez. And don't drive drunk even if it is the New Armegadden!!! Can't dodge and shoot at Zombies if you are incapacitated. Tsk, tsk.

    This has been a public serve us message from your fiends at .gov....

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:51 | 2024293 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    I won't be driving drunk, just drunk blogging. 

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 01:17 | 2024353 TheFourthStooge-ing
    TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

    MsCreant cheerfully expressed the following:

    Happy Merry New Fucking Armegadden to all us bitchez. And don't drive drunk even if it is the New Armegadden!!! Can't dodge and shoot at Zombies if you are incapacitated.

    Aww, go on, have one for the road.   ;)

    Ren Hoek, sounding like an exaggerated Peter Lorre: Steeeempy, you bloated sack of protoplasm!

    Stimpy, sounding like an unexaggerated Larry Fine: But Ren....

    Voice of Gary Owens (with a superhero reverb): Powdered Toast Maaaaaan! (braaaapp)

    Horse: No sir, I didn't like it.

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 19:30 | 2024049 slowimplosion
    slowimplosion's picture

    I hope they decree a 100% writedown, and that several other countries follow suit.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:54 | 2024300 chindit13
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    The Greeks slipped this in over holiday. Perhaps you missed it. It is called is the Hellenic Economic Revitalization Plan for Economic Stabilization (HERPES). Worked out by experts at Goldman Sachs and heirs to P.T. Barnum, the plan calls for the Greek Government to engage in a series of step-by-step writedowns on the corpus value of their sovereign bonds, while writing CDSs against the possibility of default each and every step of the way.

    It works like this: the Greek Government sells CDSs, taking in the cash premium, against the current obligatory value of the bonds. Then they threaten default, but offer a 50% "voluntary haircut" to bondholders in lieu of default, obviating the CDSs and allowing the government to retain the cash premium. At this new "voluntary" par value, new CDSs are written and new premiums collected, at which point another "voluntary haircut" is extorted from bondholders.

    Your reference to 75% haircut is just the second step along the way to Greek economic freedom.

    Eventually the value of the outstanding sovereign obligation drops to a level affordable even to the Greek Government, who then extinguishes the debt with the proceeds gained through CDS writing.

    Voila! Debt is gone. No default.

    In the unlikely event bondholders figure out the ruse, the bond value should already be low enough so that even the underfunded EFSF will be able to buy up the debt.

    If you think bondholders are not stupid enough to fall for this scam, consider that they have already accepted the 50% "voluntary" haircut---as if that was going to be the last cut demanded. QED.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:30 | 2023653 KlausK
    KlausK's picture

    Tyler,
    bitchez,
    you are the greatest community in this crazy, fucked up, beautiful world.
    Everybody have a good, save new year.
    Love from germany, even if you wouldn't expect this.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:32 | 2023657 orkneylad
    orkneylad's picture

    Amen to that.

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:37 | 2023668 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    cheers, bitchez!!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:38 | 2023957 The Limerick King
    The Limerick King's picture

     

     

    As another year slips to the past

    In a world that can't possibly last

    I thank all you bitchez

    For enlightenment riches

    This Zero Hedge site is a blast!!!

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 00:14 | 2024316 MsCreant
    MsCreant's picture

     

    This is an ode to the Limerick King

    Whose praises I would like to sing

    He writes some great verse

    That is insightfully terse

    And leaves cleptocratic asses to sting.

     

    Sun, 01/01/2012 - 07:21 | 2024463 The Limerick King
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    My deepest thanks MsCreant...

    ZH is my virtual home....there is no other....it's the only place I feel normal.

    I love this community...you can make me laugh in some of my darkest moments...and force me to think when it would be more comforting (and painless) to just accept the lies.

    Thank you to everyone involved with this site at any level - Tylers, Contributors, Commentors, Enlightened Readers, and yes, even the Shills, Trolls, and Dis-Jockeys....all of you make this site what it is....Fight Club!

    Happy New Year everyone! 

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:48 | 2023755 economics1996
    economics1996's picture

    Germany, 3,400 tones of gold, I think it will work out alright.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:10 | 2023801 KlausK
    KlausK's picture

    Actually, since our episode with this little screaming man all our gold is on US soil. Will we get it back? Uh.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:25 | 2024218 perchprism
    perchprism's picture

     

    I really don't think so.  It's much safer with us. 

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:14 | 2023808 mh505
    mh505's picture

    yeah, and 80% of it resides in the Fed's coffers; probably in New York.  What does that tell you?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:41 | 2023850 francis_sawyer
    francis_sawyer's picture

    What does that tell you?

    It tells you that the joke would be on somebody if Auric Goldfinger hires Pussy Galores Flying Circus to do a job on Manhattan...

    You'd still have to get by "Odd Job" in the end...

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:01 | 2023931 bigkahuna
    bigkahuna's picture

    Germans, Whoever decided to put your gold over here needs to be brought to account-because now its gone baby gone.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:26 | 2023949 JPM Hater001
    JPM Hater001's picture

    I'm going to go out on a limb here...I really honestly dont know but I'm gonna guess anyway...

    I think Harry S Truman.  And he's aleady long gone.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:54 | 2024299 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Well the Germans were the Not Sees.  And we, we were the ALL EYES.  HMMM....Scull and Bones really set this up now didn't they.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:34 | 2023660 Cheeky Bitch
    Cheeky Bitch's picture

    Tyler thank you for keeping "Real" and in your face to the MoFo's who try daily to defraud us!!!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:36 | 2023662 pufferfish
    pufferfish's picture

    Happy new year and thanks to all at zero hedge. Also, to the commenters. Wether it be: Comedy, insight, tinfoil hat adorning, or trolling, I can certainly say is: it's all very entertaining. 

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:35 | 2023663 Prepared
    Prepared's picture

    Nice compilation Tyler n crew - Zerohedge rocks!!!  Wishing each of ya'll a very Happy New Year!!!  Keep your powder dry and keep stacking em' high - gold n silver Bitchezzez!!

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:37 | 2023667 bigerny
    bigerny's picture

    ALL your posts are popular,and I thank you for them.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:54 | 2023669 Monedas
    Monedas's picture

    Thanks Tyler for having the best Minders (Moderators) !    Monedas 2012  Comedy Jihad Happy New Year !

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:42 | 2023676 Sardonicus
    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:16 | 2023821 LeverShort
    LeverShort's picture

    Paul Cuntman is a cheap whore.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:02 | 2024203 knukles
    knukles's picture

    Goes to show what them Nipple-Pole prizes be worth.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:45 | 2024285 natty light
    natty light's picture

    Werewolf of Princeton again

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:57 | 2023691 xcehn
    xcehn's picture

    Here's hoping 2012 brings Zero Hedge a great batch of tips from corporate and government insiders worldwide:  tips@zerohedge.com

    Wishing all the bitchez a happy new year, knowing full well that 2012 will be frightful.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:57 | 2023692 Monedas
    Monedas's picture

    Instant Poll Popularity Contest !            Braevik......vote green arrow !           Obama......vote red arrow !

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:00 | 2023694 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Let's see....

    A Freemason who kills children or....yeah, they're pretty even for me.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:32 | 2023731 Monedas
    Monedas's picture

    You have to pick one ! No ties !

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:35 | 2023736 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    One's a maniacal psychopath and the other...yeah, I still don't know

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:41 | 2023743 Monedas
    Monedas's picture

    I can make it easy for you ! Obama has killed more children !

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:08 | 2023797 Mr Lennon Hendrix
    Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

    Still no votes.  Looks like people are having a hard time voting for a mass murderer or a.....well, you know.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:11 | 2023802 Canaduh
    Canaduh's picture

    Both love Zionism?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:21 | 2023909 Monedas
    Monedas's picture

    Freemasonry and Zionism are not on the ballot !   Neither is Meccanism ! Braevik isn't trying to destroy the U.S. economy ! Braevik doesn't hate America as far as we know ! Maybe Wicked Leaks can get an interview.....unless they think he might be too persuasive ?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:23 | 2023946 Monedas
    Monedas's picture

    Braevik killed young Socialists and their Muslim guests.....not Waco aged children !

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:59 | 2023693 I am Jobe
    I am Jobe's picture

    Check this out:

    http://pastebin.com/f7jYf5Wd

    Tyler you have to start this thread . Put down the bubbly and publish this.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:02 | 2023696 dick cheneys ghost
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    Thanks to ZH and all the people that comment.........Ive learned so much from all of you...........

     

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:05 | 2023697 VyseLegendaire
    VyseLegendaire's picture

    Hell yea, let's party like its 199....

    on second thought, fuck that, bring on the collapse.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:07 | 2023700 Snakeeyes
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    Our equities were at 0% return in 2011 and the rest of the world was in -10 to -20% negative returns on equities. See table here:

    http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/2011-a-year-in-review...

    Either the U.S. is the equities bomb shelter (like Treasuries) OR the U.S. is the next shoe to drop.

    Take your pick. 2012 could be a disaster or the big global rebound.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 15:46 | 2023856 slewie the pi-rat
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    here we see a scholastic hard at work, and we're sooo lucky!  we can note the progression of his advanced ideas over time too!

    here's his post from the biderman thread @13:06:

    Our equities were at 0% return in 2011 and the rest of the world was in -10 to -20% negative returns on equities. See table here:

    http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/2011-a-year-in-review...

    Either the U.S. is the equities bomb shelter (like Treasuries) OR the U.S. is the next shoe to drop.

    Take your pick.

    NOW:  if you take a few minutes and click on his name and check his posts, he made less than 5 posts in his first 9 months.  then he got his site up!  17 pages in the last 3+ months! 

    here is one of his last posts before he went 100% spam (paste): Kito, what are "pms?"  [Sun, 09/25/2011 - 11:12 | 1707613]

    we're sooo lucky to have him here, aren't we?

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 16:25 | 2023897 Sean7k
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    Slammmm! Nice touch Slewie.

    Is anyone else tired of the blog advertising as comments? If your blog is worth a shit, we'll find it...

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 17:37 | 2023960 AssFire
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    The increase of spammers, cut-and-pasters and socialists along with the departure of many past eloquent posters sucks!

    Slewie, thanks for calling the POS out.

     

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:55 | 2024118 oddjob
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    Cut-n-paste is down 95% without Spalding.

    Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:57 | 2024244 Rover
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    IF gold has another downleg under 1500, does Johnny Bravo come back to chastise the heathen tradition worshipers?

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