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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 - 19:58 | 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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Haha,

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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LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 down...hahaha....it 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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AHAHAHAHAHA 

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 www.zerohedge.com 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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Pussies

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 bank...it 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!