"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 - 19:25 | 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.... https://twitter.com/#/@qdrealm

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.... zerohedge.com 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 www.zerohedge.com 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.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!