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"As Part Of Our Ongoing Effort To Protect Bank Of America, Zero Hedge Is Blocked"

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We couldn't have said it better: "Bank of America blocks users from accessing websites that present certain risks to the bank."

Let's see, maybe this will get Zero Hedge unblocked: "Just buy BAC stock. Others are doing it, so you must do it too. And if you buy in the next 5 minutes, you will get one free share for every share purchased!"

... Well, maybe not. 

Does this also mean we are not in contention for the Andrew Ross Sorkin Wall Street-sponsored website of the year award either?... Perhaps we should shelve those Pulitzer dreams too.

Oh well. At least the National Financial Enquirer and other various financial tabloids are still fully accessible at the bank that is best known for the worst M&A transaction of all time - Countrywide Financial. And that whole double bailout thing of course, first of Merrill, and then of Bank of America proper.


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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:11 | 3076574 PaperBear
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Soon to be the entire blogosphere.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:24 | 3076666 Tijuana Donkey Show
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No, just the non-bought and paid for blogosphere.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:12 | 3076578 phoolish
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What are the fascists hiding

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:11 | 3076579 uranian
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first they ignore you...i think we're at the fight section now.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:51 | 3076779 Theosebes Goodfellow
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I'd fight Laurie AND Cathy at the same time.

~"Laurie Readhead, his replacement, most recently was in charge of consumer bank efficiency efforts and divestitures. She will report to Cathy Bessant, head of global technology and operations"~

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 22:37 | 3077293 lakecity55
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...then they fight you.

Then you win.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:14 | 3076580 Renfield
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So it begins, and we see where the real investigative journalists are. I am sure they are not the last who will add you to the "enemies" blacklist.

Congratulations, Tylers. You continue to be the best of the web, and continue to piss off all the right people.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:13 | 3076581 Critical Path
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Funny, considering I used to see that shitty criminal institutions ads/banners in the column and header space on Zerohedge... talk about a one way relationship

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:12 | 3076584 Lendo
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Awesome.  Keep up the good work.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:13 | 3076585 LoneStarHog
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Locked out of a WHORE HOUSE ... Such an insult ... At least there is no shortage of such places on WHORE STREET

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:13 | 3076587 tallen
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Tho shalt not see the truth at Bailout of America.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:23 | 3076651 Slightly Insane
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naaaaw it's "Bullshit of Amerika" .... time to flush that turd down the toilet!  (These are the same assholes that disenfranchised one of the gun manufacturers, by not allowing any further loans to that company to show that they indeed were operating with in Chairman Mao's "red book" .... to disarm Americans.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:14 | 3076589 dick cheneys ghost
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A True Badge of Honor. Congrats

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:13 | 3076593 A Lunatic
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Anyone still working for BOA is probably too far gone to save anyhow.........

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:14 | 3076598 surf0766
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ARS  Dipshit of the year !  I wonder if Mika misses him rubbing her feet.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:15 | 3076600 tbd108
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It seems to me that BOA employees are likely to have smartphones. The bank's employees will naturally want to see what they aren't supposed to see. This just establishes that the BOA management are bunch of half-witted jackasses. Go Zerohedge!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:21 | 3076648 11b40
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That's right.  A whole bunch of mid and lower level employees who never heard of Zero Hedge will now be curious. 

Welcome, all BOAML employees!  

However, be forewarned - once you jump down the rabbit hole, you can never unlearn what you discover here.  Turn back now, or risk your mental well-being.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:28 | 3076688 IridiumRebel
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Great point! Welcome to all BOA Constrictors.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:59 | 3077015 willwork4food
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At least most of them smile at me when they cash a check. Of course most of them smile when they explain the necessity of their evil $10 monthly checking fee too.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:16 | 3076601 Racer
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In order to proctect our (brainwashing) /company policies, we have banned zerohedge

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:15 | 3076607 ZeroAvatar
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If I buy the stock, do I get a toaster?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:18 | 3076620 Tsunami Wave
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It's supposed to be a Spiderman Towel.... and No.  However, you may be eligable for various subprime/deep subprime home mortgages, auto loans, and various credit cards.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:17 | 3076622 Racer
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Near enough... you get toasted

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:18 | 3076623 zanez
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No, just a Spiderman towel.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:16 | 3076609 lemonobrien
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i wonder how they do analysis?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:16 | 3076610 Scalaris
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rofl - Dick Bove would be proud. 

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:16 | 3076613 resurger
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explain the risk please?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:19 | 3076628 Racer
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Free speech

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:17 | 3076618 Slightly Insane
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Is this limiting "free speech" of ZH?  (Well some of the comments may include some "swear words" occasionally, so it should be rated as PG (which stands for "pretty good").  Hat's off Tyler .... you wildman!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:19 | 3076630 seek
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Congratulations, Tyler! You've hit the big time!

Next step it probably being blocked in the capitol.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:23 | 3076655 New_Meat
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"Next step it probably being blocked in the capitol."

Well, let's say, not in the entirety of the capitol.  Nor yet in beta stations in the Rockies.

- Ned

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:20 | 3076636 David99
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ZH is only doing good job and reporting correctly. Tyler is a real true person though I have never met him. FED+BOE+ECB+BOJ are the biggest manipulators and JPM +GS +20PD's act on their behalf in this Ponzi Casino. It is all rigged Ponzi Casino. JPM & GS do maximum manipulations from London as no regulators are looking what is going on daily. London is the best place to manipulate Ponzi Casino as no regulators as they are watching porno. Manipulations of highest order without any regulations as every one has been purchased and regulators watching porno. In last 10 trading days, Rio Tinto manipulated by +25% gain and regulators watching porno. JPM doing it. It is just Casino and nothing else. Regulators are watching porno, don't know how Rio Tinto is manipulating daily. On LSE, there is no checks and balances and maximum manipulations daily by Rio Tinto. The market is Casino and the biggest manipulated stock is Rio Tinto and JPM is pulling up daily and no regulations for Rio Tinto in London

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:30 | 3076702 silverserfer
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David, are you the fat kid from bad santa? you fucking with us right? NO I DONT WANT ANY GOD DAM FUCKING SANDWICHES!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:36 | 3076723 hooligan2009
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i think its harry potter...prisoner of askhaban vintage.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:46 | 3076769 WillyGroper
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That's Thurman Merman to you.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:02 | 3077019 ZeroAvatar
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The beast is on the prowl, and you'll be in it's belly.........huhwhaaaaaa?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:20 | 3076640 booboo
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We need Zero Hedge flags to hoist at their branch locations. AAAArrrgghh.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:02 | 3077024 wisefool
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Like opening up all of our wireless routers to guest MAC addresses such that they can only visit

Brilliant. Like the scene in Return of the King when they light the signal fires from Gondor to Rohan?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:21 | 3076641 Satan
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Mazel Tov !

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:25 | 3076669 New_Meat
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dangerous on so many levels.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:21 | 3076646 StoleYourMoney
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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:21 | 3076649 RobinHood73
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The Orwellian nightmare is coming thru just as ZH has advised. The sham of a market has revealed itself for what it truly is: a serf manipulation machine incapable of intellectualizing  and suitably interpreting reality

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:22 | 3076650 ebworthen
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"Knowledge is dangerous."

"Ignorance is bliss."

Now go take your SOMA and buy some BAC and AAPL.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:22 | 3076653 hooligan2009
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don't worry, the bac workers can still get the truth at home..or get told the truth during work hours by competitors

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:23 | 3076658 Rainman
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First they tried to infiltrate with Million Dollar Boreass and it didn't work. Now the final solution.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:24 | 3076664 IridiumRebel
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I dropped those schmucks last year outta principle. I used to call them Bank of Satan.....Good Riddance and Kudos to Tyler.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:24 | 3076665 ZeroAvatar
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When ZEROHEDGE is outlawed, only outlaws will have ZEROHEDGE.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:36 | 3076721 hooligan2009
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I am "OUTLAW"!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:25 | 3076670 TahoeBilly2012
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"Are you, or have you ever been a member of the American Pussy Party..." (click.)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:25 | 3076675 David99
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For how long FED, ECB, BOE, BOJ will keep kicking the can down the road by printing trillions every day ??

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:25 | 3076676 ramacers
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they're just scratchin' the surface....

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:26 | 3076678 buzzsaw99
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the ceo iz sum dum fuk

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:33 | 3076715 silverserfer
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this BOA move is very chinaish

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:26 | 3076682 stant
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first and 2nd rule of fight club

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:27 | 3076683 Dr. Engali
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Next up we will read.... has been listed as a terrorist web site and has been seized.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:34 | 3076717 silverserfer
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i thought that already happend two years ago?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:44 | 3076758 Lendo
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You must be thinking about Kimdotcom and Megaupload.  Kidding, but he's calling out the United States Government on a daily basis on his Twitter.  Which is great.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:05 | 3076834 knowless
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If this site goes down I'll be worried. Mainly because something that blatant precludes something worse.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:27 | 3076686 darteaus
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ZH just level-upped!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 22:38 | 3077299 zerozulu
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Zerohedge is for people who can make wise decisions.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:28 | 3076692 ZeroAvatar
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Spiderman.............Biderman?   I gotta go check out Trimtabs.....while I still can.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:29 | 3076696 fuu
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Admittedly the pop-ups might be annoying for people who can't use ad blocking add-ons.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:33 | 3076699 j-dub
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Congratulations to Tyler and the staff at Zero Hedge.  When a morally and fiscally bankrupt institution wants their associates to have no more association with ZH, it can only be concluded that ZH is the beacon on the hill of truth.


Work for B of A?  (False) "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"-Samuel Johnson

Remember that well, oh, and dust off that resume.

Ahem, just in case

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:31 | 3076706 20-20 Hindsight
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Un-freaking-believable!  It must be a matter of time before ZH is banned from search engines...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:38 | 3076719 NoDebt
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Everyone I've turned onto ZH has thanked me for it so far.  The feeling that "something is deeply wrong with the system" is well beyond the tin-foil-hat days.

It takes sites like this just to get out anythign like a truly different and opposing viewpoint in an intelligent way.

That being said, I know the day will come when I type in and get the old "web domain does not exist.  Would you like to buy that domain name for $25?" or "Server Unavailable (now or ever again)".  Nothing this good lasts very long.


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:29 | 3076922 VisualCSharp
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More likely to be a DCMA takedown request.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:28 | 3077097 Tommy Gunner
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I have posted on finance sites including the Telegraph and Globe and Mail link to ZH articles frequently - also many people pleased with the intro.

I suggest that all ZH users do same - the only way to open the eyes of the masses to what is going on is by doing this



Wed, 12/19/2012 - 04:51 | 3077790 bunnyswanson
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Tyler and Friends should create a new social network - ZBook ZSurveillance.

I hope this site doesn't go down the road Huffpo did.  Reading the comment secton there was why I frequented the HuffPo site (just like here).  Please Tylers, stay true.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:36 | 3076722 Joebloinvestor
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I am sure they will blame it on all the fucking profanity to.

Watch all banks to follow the lead.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:44 | 3076964 EclecticParrot
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Sacred shit -- I hate to side with a soul-sucking large financial employer, but I too have been increasingly concerned about all the mother-fucking profanity that is routinely deposited, like starling shit falling from the skies in early winter, acros the pages of this kick-ass site.  On this particular matter, the sons-of-bitches may have a fucking point.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:38 | 3076724 vincent
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It'll sweep the Nation


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:45 | 3076761 mick_richfield
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I still have a ZH hat that I wear.

It's getting kind of worn-looking.

Once in a while

I think someone recognizes

the Sign of the Theta.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:38 | 3076731 Shell Game
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"If it bleeds, it can die!" 


Well done, Tylers, you've hurt them..   :)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:38 | 3076733 Cosimo de Medici
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Must be disheartening to lose such a cherished demographic.  Just to help I've run a computer simulation of your expected ad revenue decline as a result of the blockage.  The graph, as a function of time, is presented below:


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:40 | 3076737 Roandavid
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Nicely done!!!


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:42 | 3076745 mick_richfield
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You're right, you know. 

We do represent a threat to you, Bank of America.

We are the ones who know what you are

and who see what you do.

And we speak.

Your time, long though it has been, is ending.

Ours begins.


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:55 | 3076798 Cathartes Aura
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and how many ZH'rs still bank with BofA?

that was an interesting few threads of justification not so long ago. . .

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:43 | 3076748 jmcadg
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They forgot:


I forgot, they've registered all those themselves, they'll be fine.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:55 | 3077167 hooligan2009
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that is funny right there..i threw up in my mouth a little!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:43 | 3076753 I am on to you
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So goes,when the Dealer takes on the Pusher!


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:43 | 3076756 stewmint
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Sigh...I hope my employer/bank doesn't copy this.



Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:44 | 3076757 Apeman
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That snapshot is like a trophee. They're afraid!!!! Hahahahahahaha!!! You better hide, BOAtchez, you better hide!!!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:44 | 3076760 smacker
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Well done all at ZH :-) You've got the criminals pooping their pants.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:46 | 3076766 A Lunatic
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Tylers; how about offering (in the storefront) a ZH logo window sticker for our vehicles? 3 inches tall and proportionately wide perhaps..............

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:24 | 3076767 The Proletariat
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It must have been the nude photos of Marla...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:47 | 3076770 paulbain
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Bank of America has told its employees:

"As Part Of Our Ongoing Effort To Protect Bank Of America (BoA), Zero Hedge Is Blocked"

Could someone please tell me which OTHER Web sites BoA has blocked?? If BoA doesn't want its employees to read such Web sites, then presumably such sites would likely be worth reading, and ASAP, too.

If no such web sites exist, then I surmise that ZH is the only financial web site that is worth reading. Or am I incorrect?? Please let me know.

-- Paul D. Bain




Tue, 12/18/2012 - 23:33 | 3077455 luckylogger
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Very good point, I would like to know that also.... Good work 'Tyler.... if you got this flag then you are telling something that is too close to the heart of the BOA big shots....................This is a gold meddle for 0hedge........

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 09:20 | 3077996 smacker
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The long list of other websites/blogs up on the left of ZH pages under the heading "Zero Hedge Reads" is probably as good a list as you'll find and all have something to offer to those of us who are still sane. The only one not listed that I read is Detlev Schlichter's blog (he's the author of "Paper Money Collapse"). He's a well versed guy in the Austrian model and writes some excellent essays.

HTH :-)

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 21:11 | 3081099 paulbain
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Thanks, Smacker.





Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:47 | 3076772 hedge your future
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“This is a stock exchange! There's no money you can steal!

Really? Then why are you people here?”


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:48 | 3076773 Manic by Proxy
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Bank of Amerika requires that one show "papers" to access opinion and reportage that is deemed dangerous, difficult or just plain inconvenient, proving that freedom and liberty are eroded to nonrecognition, making the business name a travesty of a mockery of a sham of mockery and giving a major itch to the trigger finger while entertaining visions of BAC bigwigs being perp-walked to FEMA camps liberated by patriots who discovered their firearms hadn't been boat wrecked after the Obama Executive Order outlawing firearms was issued and DHS, TSA, FBI, CIA, SS, AFT and the US Postal Service for christsakes attempt to seize said weaponry but desist after widely scattered instances of high velocity lead therapy quells the jackboot appetite for Nazi suppression of 2nd Amendment devotees. There, now I feel better.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:49 | 3076774 e_goldstein
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Project Mayhem

(it's working)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:53 | 3076780 forwardho
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And so it begins.

Banning truth, or even an apposing veiwpoint is the act of very frightened people.

Thoughts, like matter, cannot be destoyed. They can only be buried.

In the hands of the righteous, the "TRUTH" can be the most the most deadly of swords.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:52 | 3076782 bugs_
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4 years ago I broke down and had to block BAC from being my bank after 14 years of being a customer.

BAC - the door swings both ways.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:56 | 3076790 knukles
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Hey, I got one for all you BAC Trust Dept, Asset Mgt and ML employees. 



Because there is more value added information contained on ZH than most standard run of the mill "acceptable" by BAC standards, evidently, financial web and news sites.

Therefore, limiting their money managers access to valuable information on a timely basis could arguably be a breach of Best Fiduciary and/or Fiduciary Duties.   May even be a breach of reasonable commercial duty...

And betcha me and a whole bunch a other pros would welcome a few weeks expert testimony for the plaintiffs on BAC's dime....

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:59 | 3076808 e_goldstein
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They're primary dealers, you really think they give a fuck?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:03 | 3076822 knukles
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The trust and asset management operations are separate entities from the PD and ML trading ops.
And are held to fiduciary standards.
Whatever residual shreds those might be in this twisted day and age of fuck everybody, Grand Theft Country....

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:55 | 3076794 GTO
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Best start checking under the hood of your car.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:58 | 3076804 Freddie
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Zero Hedge is like the Apple of web blogs.  Every day is like a new iPhone 5,6,7, infinity.

Like QE infinity.    ZH is the bestest site ever.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:58 | 3076805 WillyGroper
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This wreaks of fear. Are they going to can more people & fear they'll find out elsewhere? 401K setup for heist like the few pensions left? Being forbidden will have the opposite effect, cubed minimum. 

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. 

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:58 | 3076807 paint it red ca...
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And stated in acronym's;

'BAC declares ZH a BIA' (Burr In Ass)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:59 | 3076809 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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Encore..,encore..., Tyler please come out on stage and take a bow for your loving audiance. encore. (roses flying through the air)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:01 | 3076816 Eternal Complainer
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As Chapman would have said:
"..We got them on the run!.."

RIP Bob Chapman

Zero you're dangerous!
The shits gettin real finally!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:02 | 3076820 orangegeek
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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:03 | 3076825 besnook
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does this mean tyler will be added to the no fly list and the rest of us tsaed every time we fly?


what a bunch of idiots. don't they realize they just drove half their employees to this site by drawing attention to it to figure out why it is banned?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:04 | 3076829 Uncle Remus
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"This sucker's going down." - Dubya

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:47 | 3076983 Pharming
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It COULD go did.  Merica.


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:04 | 3076833 Aurora Ex Machina
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Hmm, I thought it was Friday for a second.

Perhaps for Friday, you could run a competition to see just who blocks ZH, and who doesn't? In honour of Instagram, give them a Wanted Poster finish.


@ Tyler, I made you this to run with - Wanted for Financial Reporting

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:31 | 3076898 tickhound
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See now THAT iz cool right there.  You should pass it to Banzai... Along with the boyz at 273.  I've been looking to replace my Evil Speculator t.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:43 | 3076965 Aurora Ex Machina
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Took about 3 minutes with an automatic meme generator; I'm certain that Banzai could do far better - but feel free to run with the concept & improve it.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 22:43 | 3077281 tickhound
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You're gonna hafta do better than that... At minimum 57 minutes better.  I need BILLABLE HOURS, not this 3 minute nonsense.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 23:02 | 3077367 Aurora Ex Machina
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Us Algos charge by the nano-second. Trust me, your bill is going to be big enough.


(Disclaimer: time spent waiting on human-made servers and latency issues due to monolithic monopolies in infrastructure and poor service are billable. Google Fibre will set us free!).

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:07 | 3076840 H E D G E H O G
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BofA = BANK OF FUCKING ASSHOLES..................

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:08 | 3076842 chump666
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wow working for BAC would suck testicles, bet the traders can access ZH.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:10 | 3076845 shovelhead
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Guess BAC doesn't want their employees learning about their pink slips before they can hand em out.

Now if you can get Krugman and Buffoon to shit on ya you'll pull off a trifecta.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:10 | 3076854 Catullus
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For some reason, I think most ML employees would agree that real thoughts are generally blocked by BoA corporate.

Still thinking about how pissed the ML sales reps were that BoA would charge their clients a $5 fee even if that millions with the company. Yeah. Even ML knew not to pull that bullshit.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:11 | 3076855 besnook
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bac does not want any of their employees to find out bac imploded before they get the official memo.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:12 | 3076857 EZT
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donation time!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:14 | 3076859 jldpc
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Now I know why I like this site.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:15 | 3076861 chunga
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I love you Tyler.

Thanks, Bank of America!

Fuck you Bank of America. Fuck you!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:50 | 3076989 Pharming
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Fuckin A !!  

Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!!!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 22:21 | 3077055 chunga
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Zero Hedge should open a network of local credit unions LOL.

[edit - no bankers allowed]

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:18 | 3076870 techstrategy
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In a similar vein, I've been doing DD on Scamazon (there is so much wrong with the underlying economics, it is tough to know where to start) and my computer was attacked my an AWS hosted IP. I captured a screen print and have sent it to multiple people...  I wouldn't have believed it myself if I didn't witness and capture in real time...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:19 | 3076872 jonjon831983
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Awesome, no better way to drive people to ZH.


Thanks BAC!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:18 | 3076873 Dre4dwolf
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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:20 | 3076876 I am a Man I am...
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And this is EXACTLY why I spend so much time on this website. FUCK BANK OF AMERICA.  They are fucking crooks.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:20 | 3076877 Kreditanstalt
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Congratulations!!!!   ZH has won.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:22 | 3076888 alien-IQ
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Welcome to the Big Leagues.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:23 | 3076894 Watts_D_Matter
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I am surprised those fools can even spell ZH....

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:29 | 3076919 rufusbird
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Congrats! Your not really significant until you have been banned!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:33 | 3076929 FischerBlack
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Couple of years ago I had to submit a request to get ZH unblocked at my (big, evil, bulge-brackety, Wall Street, mother fuckin') firm. Had no trouble. The block screen looked much like the one at BAC. If they submit a request to unblock it, it'll probably pass -- financial-related and all...


The original blogspot address worked fine back in early 2009 when I started reading and commenting here. It wasn't until the site moved to the zerohedge domain that it was blocked. I thought it was a conspiracy. It wasn't.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:09 | 3077052 Tyler Durden
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Fair point. It does beg the question, however, why for example a certain other site that rhymes with Quizno's Sellsider has not gotten the same treatment.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:26 | 3077095 ZeroAvatar
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The Tylers need to move to Ecuador.  Friendly embassy, and all.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 22:56 | 3077353 unrulian
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don't go to belize.... you'll end up fucking crazy

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 23:47 | 3077494 knukles
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(some guy named John mumbling some shit about bath salt enemas and 16 year old deformed hotties....)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 22:13 | 3077193 helping_friendl...
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I am sure there will be resignations in droves of BoA employees tomorrow. Buggers!

I might have to quit if I am denied. 

I'll deploy a virus if they mess w/ my ZH! Damnit!

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 22:46 | 3077323 Shizzmoney
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I bet those corporate filters only ban original content

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 02:11 | 3077702 freedogger
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Sorry Tyler, It was my fault you got banned. I was at their main office the other day and wrote on the back of the bathroom stall door. Forgot to flush too...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:31 | 3076933 Mark Wilson
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My BAC LEAPS are up another 7% today. Now back to your regularly scheduled bashing...:)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:11 | 3077060 The Gooch
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Make sure you hold on to them 4EVAH!

You will be a rich Mark. (noun/slang)


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:32 | 3076934 Yen Cross
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Warren the "charleton" Buffett was probably offended while he was in the private banking Dept. making a deposit, and over saw the Dept. head scrolling Z/H posts... ;-)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:34 | 3076938 I am Jobe
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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:50 | 3076988 jomama
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stupid fucking establishment voters get what they deserve.

they don't want to be warned, so let them eat shit.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:38 | 3076951 Pharming
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F B A C....ha ha what a racket...   I remember waaaaaaaay back in 09...

I refied my house from a local went to a bank on East coast, then one in Maryland in the matter of 4 weeks.  Then lo and behold, one month later my loan was "sold" transferred to BAC.  Then...Mac got ahold of it 6 months later...but the letter stated, "Please continue to send your payment to Bank of Merica".  This same thing happened to two of my friends.  Bank of Merica ...truly owning most of Merica.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:39 | 3076954 gwar5
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LOL.  Hit a big nerve, Tyler.  ZH must have had a big following at BAC wanting to know in advance from ZH before they got laid off.  Websites for "gunzz" and midget porn are still good with BAC.


Of course, last years forced FED approval to put trillions of proprietary BAC toxic debt onto the depositors side of the ledger, over violent FDIC objections, poses no "certain risks" for the bank, whatsoever!  Only financial websites like ZH do. Wow.

Former FDIC chief, Sheila Bair, kicked and screamed about said transposition to Bernanke, now she can just laugh and fart in their general direction. 


This must be what Russians felt like 30 years ago when they got caught telling the truth.






Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:39 | 3076957 ziggy59
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They cant handle the truth...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:42 | 3076961 jomama
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blocked their employees from using it?

congratulations, tylers!! :)

p.s. thanks for all the hard work you do day in and day out.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:46 | 3076969 calgal
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Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!