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Hacked AP Twitter Account Reports Of Two Explosions At White House, Obama Injured

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Update 2 - Obama is fine. In other news, it may be time for @federalreserve to change their twitter passwored from QE4EVA to something more secret.

Update: yup, AP was hacked. Let's hear it for Twitter moving markets.

Did someone just hack the AP twitter account? If not, this is not good:

A photo of the tweet before it was deleted


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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:13 | 3488835 firstdivision
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Someone got hacked

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3488852 Rahm
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No worries, the Big O is at his lunchtime meeting at the bathhouse. All is well.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488866 TheCanadianAustrian
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As we speak, news outlets around the world are freaking out trying to verify this.


Edit: Apparently the AP Twitter account has been suspended. So, false alarm.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:16 | 3488877 Mark Carney
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Thanks for breaking my hopes.....

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488905 Leopold B. Scotch
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Hacked. Anyone else see the few seconds long drop in the S&P?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:22 | 3488959 azzhatter
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Has Israel blamed Iran yet?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:24 | 3488977 TheLooza
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that only cost me 8k in day trading fiat. FML.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:29 | 3489018 uncle_vito
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You know they will compensate you for the false trades.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:31 | 3489044 TheLooza
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:33 | 3489065 imapopulistnow
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I'd have thought the market would go up on the news....

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:51 | 3489198 Zer0head
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anything to get CISPA passed



Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Massachusetts

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:56 | 3489226 i-dog
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I think that horse has already bolted....

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:16 | 3489371 Precious
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Who's EVA and what's her number?

There's a guy on the line who wants to do some easing tonight.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:10 | 3489656 12ToothAssassin
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Which one of the Obama body doubles? Brazil.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:17 | 3489387 Strider52
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Dang, Zer0head, I just got my license to carry a concealed pressure - cooker, and I just passed my Pressure Cooker Safety Class. The higher-capacity Pressure Cookers are now hard to find...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:12 | 3489659 Joe Davola
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PC crowd calling for censorship of the Phil Rizzutto call at the end of Paradise by the Dashboard Light to be edited/beeped out

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 17:28 | 3490276 A Nanny Moose
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Nobody needs a pressure cooker that holds more than 30oz of cornish game hen.

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 01:28 | 3491737 StychoKiller
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I would offer to sell you our used, 16Qt cooker, but the wife would have my 'nads (and not in a good way!) :>D

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 16:50 | 3490149 ATM
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They couldn't go up because all the traders were celebrating.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:35 | 3489086 Divided States ...
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Find out WHO THE FUCK placed those BUY orders right after the AP news feed was posted. 120k Emini contracts traded on the way down....Someone did this on purpose to profit from this. But of course the SEC is busy downloading porn.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:40 | 3489123 smlbizman
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divided, did you follow thru on your post yesterday and set ur buy orders ....

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:44 | 3489151 Divided States ...
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Yo...smallbiz, I wish I did but who cares, this market is so fucked up it aint worth it. I am taking the rest of my money out for good.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:51 | 3489192 smlbizman
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i had that happen to me a few years ago..except i had stupidly buy price on i won...but i took a 2 yr time frame and emptied our families iras and such took the hit with penalties and taxes and been sleeping like a baby ever pillow is really hard now, but it is more comforting than the one i had filled with paper.... ...get out pay the taxes and is like divorce cost alot but it is worth it...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:51 | 3489200 fonzannoon
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I hope you have a trusty mattress. I was thinking DS...Sprott probably has a massive amount of physical silver. If they can somehow crack him open like a coconut, all that physical comes pouring out into somebody's hands. Like you said this is 2008 for commodities and Sprott would be the equivelant of a major Primary Dealer, no?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:07 | 3489325 Divided States ...
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Not sure fonzy but yes, if they break Sprott, his inventory will have to be liquidated. I dont know if you know that you could buy physicals directly from Sprott at I made purchases there but it looks like their silver inventory is a bit cheaper than from other places I check (lower mark-up on the Eagles, Koalas). Maybe they need the cash, I dont know if sprottmoney and Sprott Asset Mgmt are related but I am sure Eric is getting hit from all sides right now.

smallbiz, good for you. I suggest people GTFO. I mean look at how the markets tanked and now its back to where it was...its obvious that this market has NO MORE INTEGRITY and NO MORE LIQUIDITY. I would have thought that any human who owns stocks would be dumping after that shitshow but now I know that the markets has NO HUMANS left, its all fuckin algos.

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 01:30 | 3491740 StychoKiller
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Me (Bender) and my fellow robots wanna kill all humans!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:10 | 3489341 Lore
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Sprott seems well positioned for an attractive international banking opportunity. Enough said?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:09 | 3489348 TheGardener
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Sprott might say something fishy and see his notional silver
being nationalized.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:53 | 3489204 Skateboarder
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From the looks of overall stability, I think You'll thank yourself quite shortly...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:47 | 3489150 DaveyJones
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i thought all financial news was porn

brilliant inside hack just for the emotional training

a false true false flag

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:05 | 3489318 Panafrican Funk...
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News-reading algos can detect and instadump in the absence of foreknowledge.  Not to discount that possibility, but this may just be a "shit happens when your "market" is controlled by relatively simplistic bots" situation.  Certainly a good reminder that investing or even day trading this "market" is a great way to get what's left of your fiat denominated wealth stolen from you.  

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:49 | 3489552 Ident 7777 economy
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Panafrican Funk:


" News-reading algos can detect and instadump in the absence of foreknowledge.  "



I can't believe there's no cross-checking in the algos to verify something as simple (and as important) as the TIC's (Teleprompter In Chief) location against 'events' like this  ... isn't he going to be in TEXAS today viewing a fertilizer factory? 


(or what remains of one anyway)




Tue, 04/23/2013 - 18:22 | 3490506 ExpendableOne
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(Teleprompter In Chief) IS A FERTILIZER FACTORY!

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 00:27 | 3491646 Dealyer Turdin
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Dadoom Cham! Anyway, the Chief Teleprompter walks into a bar he says,
"I'm the Prez now gimme a Brewski."
The bartender squints and says, That's not what the other teleprompter said."
The Chief Teleprompter Says, "Whoa, Deja Vu!"
The bartender squints and says, "I've been hacked!"
Six beers later, the Chief Teleprompter goes blank and passes out.

Then Banghazi Happens.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:38 | 3489112 Sweet Chicken
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This is all to strengthen the support for CISPA. 

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:44 | 3489145 Mesquite
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I thought this sort of stuff was reserved for April 1...........

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:55 | 3489237 smlbizman
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dude i feel for you, but i must ask why are you still standing on the rail road tracks....get off the tracks...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:26 | 3488986 Pooper Popper
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Bush did it

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:25 | 3488983 TheAntiBen
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And yet no drop or spike in PM's at exact same time. Hilarious, I guess PM people didn't care :-) JPMorgan really missed an opportunity there!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:33 | 3489063 smlbizman
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there is a gigantic volume speak on the ten minuite netdania chart in silver

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:35 | 3489082 Taterboy
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At first AP didn't realize it wasn't true because most of what they put out there isn't true.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488909 Leopold B. Scotch
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Hacked. Anyone else see the few seconds long drop in the S&P?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:24 | 3488973 otto skorzeny
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algos reading headlines- which means they can read and comprehend more than 60% of US HS grads.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:32 | 3489068 ParkAveFlasher
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Yes, but can they can convert household objects into makeshift bongs in a pinch? 

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:35 | 3489756 SpiceMustFlow
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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3488914 viahj
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dammit Washington!  we need your CISPA bill now!!!!  /MDB

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488945 phalfa5
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all your base are belong to us

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488929 redpill
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What's with so many e-mail and social media accounts getting hacked lately?  It's not that hard to have a strong password.  


Either that or it's a bunch of complicit actors taking part in a propaganda effort to goad people into supporting more internet regulation.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3489033 NotApplicable
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Hard? I'd say it's impossible in all but theory.

There are passwords where I'm at that are twenty years old, and can't be found (let alone changed) until we replace ALL of our enterprise software over the next three years.

Then there's all of those damn Access databases and Excel spreadsheets that pull from them. I'm trying to upgrade a system now, where the db is linked to three other dbs sitting on peoples' workstation hard drives. They thought they were cool since the main db is on the network which is backed up nightly.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:44 | 3489527 Ident 7777 economy
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" There are passwords where I'm at that are twenty years old, and can't be found (let alone changed) until we replace ALL of our enterprise software over the next three years. "



Not Visa or MasterCard or CitiCard cust-number lists


Not launch codes for nuke launches


Not SocSec-to-name lists of the unsuspecting public


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3489048 mumbo.jumbo
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some people still use windoze, which regularly gets assimilated by rising zombie networks... they are even fighting with each other for the hosts.

use linux, it's not that hostile to the average users anymore.


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:19 | 3489393 Uncle Remus
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Yes, IT does not backup individual users computers.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:38 | 3489503 Ident 7777 economy
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" some people still use windoze, which regularly gets assimilated by rising zombie networks... "

STOP surfing pron sites while on SEC time ...
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:51 | 3489865 TheFourthStooge-ing
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mumbo.jumbo said:

some people still use windoze, which regularly gets assimilated by rising zombie networks... they are even fighting with each other for the hosts.

Yep. It doesn't matter how strong your password is if your computer is a botnet zombie and regularly submits to its controller a list of sites you've logged into with the corresponding ID/password pairs.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:53 | 3489214 seek
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Many times it isn't the password strength that's the issue, but the security of the site's software itself. History is replete with examples of being able to do stupid shit like changing a field in a URL to alter names, prices, etc.

However, your point about propaganda stands. The internet is a problem for TPTB, and a growing one as more people bypass MSM and we see more citizen reporting.

The issue won't go away with internet regulation, they need the internet locked down back into the broadcast model from the height of television. Good luck with that, but they can always pull the plug and then let a select few sites for news distribution back online, message forums disabled.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 17:05 | 3490220 Henry Hub
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I bet a lot of sites still store their ID/passwords in clear text like they did when i was working. It is to laugh!

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 01:36 | 3491751 StychoKiller
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QWERTY )(&*^$$@ *FH*9845, oops, sorry about that...choking on a bitcoin!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:43 | 3489528 TheGardener
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Servers are being accessed for the files containing passwords. To find software vulnerabilities is
to crack code, to make use of said exploits is hacking,
albeit in a broad sense.

But with strong hard-on passwords you can safely penetrate
the internet, including the social media dark-rooms ;-)

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:40 | 3489793 superdave
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We have a winner!  Red Pill please proceed to your all expense paid vacation at your nearest FEMA camp!


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3489034 Things that go bump
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Yes, for one glorious moment I thought it had started at last.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488900 Divided States ...
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Another flash crash prevention test. Looks like it works.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:23 | 3488903 Supernova Born
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I thought Drudge had sensational headlines.

It was pretty shocking before the thread title change.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:07 | 3489646 yrbmegr
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The headline was precise, not sensational.  And it was updated, virtually in real time, to reflect the facts as they emerged.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488920 He_Who Carried ...
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I've just seen the crash on my screens here and thought:
"mymy, housing and pmi data wasn't THAT bad..."


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:23 | 3488958 ultraticum
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Yeah.  Like . . . if anything happened, we'd REALLY be screwed, right? 



Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:25 | 3488985 He_Who Carried ...
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not anymore, not overhere,

I got a lot smaller at the end of last week already...


bring it on !!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:04 | 3489309 inevitablecollapse
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up arrow for your profile pic - big art fan as well

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3489027 saints51
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I was watching my charts also and asked myself what happened. Then decided to open ZH and see what fight club was reporting.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:41 | 3489130 zerozulu
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Machalle had burrito at lunch. WHAT!!!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:16 | 3488879 SeverinSlade
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Bathing with Warren Buffett?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:55 | 3489233 SokPOTUS
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Possible.  Anyone seen Becky since Squawk Box ended this morning?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:22 | 3488960 grgy
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For a moment there, I thought Biden could be president.  Now there's a scary thought.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:43 | 3489140 Overfed
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Joke Biden is O'bomb-a's assassination insurance. No way anyone would make that fuckin' retard president.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:21 | 3489400 TPTB_r_TBTF
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That's what the algos were thinking too...


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:35 | 3489491 gonetogalt
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That's what Kennedy was thinking too...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:16 | 3488864 Sudden Debt
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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:47 | 3489173 Tunga
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Just trying to cover thier asses so they can say the Boston Globe was hacked 2 hours before the Boston Bombings when they tweeted: There will be a bomb going off in a few minutes across from the libray. Of course who can believe the Globe anymore?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488871 FL_Conservative
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Apparently this was a hoax.  The market flash-crashed and is now back to (immoral) normal.  Fuck!  I missed a trade opportunity.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488887 Urban Redneck
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It's not like there were any public tours today at the White House (or any other day) - only INVITED guests...  Much easier to hack an online account then through all the security at 1600 Penn.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488915 azzhatter
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Is Reggie Love hurt?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:29 | 3489017 otto skorzeny
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just some typical rectal bleeding.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3489041 TeamDepends
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Yeah, the Wookie got to him and dismembered him.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:38 | 3489107 Charles Nelson ...
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my office is two blocks from the WH, if this were true I'd have a Secret Service agent delivering me a martini to my office while in lockdown.  I'd take a picture and all the stupid sheep would fawm over how compassionate the Poilce State has become.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:53 | 3489591 Larry Dallas
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Thanks for raising my hopes and crushing my dreams.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 18:14 | 3490477 killallthefiat
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If a bear shits in the woods, will anyone hear it?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:12 | 3488837 PaperBear
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All 300 million Americans turn in your guns right now.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488923 TN Jed
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We Are Martial!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:48 | 3489179 SokPOTUS
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All your Amendments are belong to us....





Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:49 | 3489565 mrdenis
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even the BB's .......

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488838 Cthonic
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Account suspended

The profile you are trying to view has been suspended. To return to your home timeline, click here.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:31 | 3488845 THECOMINGDEPRESSION

whats wrong with that? scared a couple of algos into oblivion

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3488847 syntaxterror
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Nice hack. Made me wake up though.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488902 Dr. Engali
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Yeah me too.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:52 | 3489203 azzhatter
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See, Anthony Weiner was right. Damned Breitbart

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:15 | 3488848 SeverinSlade
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If these reports are true, it's interesting how the movie "Olympus Has Fallen" just came out with an almost identical plotline.  Predictive programming anyone?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:34 | 3489087 Things that go bump
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Remember, a book called Titan, that was about a huge passenger liner that sank, was published only months before the Titanic hit that ice berg.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:28 | 3489461 SeverinSlade
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More and more movies coming out of Hollywood with an attack on the WH/government theme.  Makes me think that is how martial law will be unleashed in the US.  They're slowly indoctrinating the public with the idea so that when it happens, it will easily be accepted and not questioned. 

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:34 | 3489481 akak
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And more and more movies coming out that are merely thinly-veiled (if veiled at all) paeans to the US military and/or the FBI and/or law enforcement officials.  They're not even trying to mask their pro-government propaganda any more.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 17:00 | 3490197 Shell Game
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Add to the list crap like World War Z - conditioning the public for violence on an unimaginable scale.  Fucking sociopath fucks..

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3488850 bnbdnb
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Hacked, again?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:15 | 3488851 Dr. Engali
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That seals it...we are toast. Kiss every last liberty you had goodbye.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3488854 alphamentalist
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if this leaves biden behind the wheel i am going to be fucking pissed


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3488855 LawsofPhysics
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Accident involving fried chicken?  Sorry, couldn't resist.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488857 LMAO
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Bollocks, HFT headline-reading algos just got recalibrated.

SNP ...Drop   ....Check ......Re-ramp  ......Check

Execute and  calibrate

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:14 | 3488858 syntaxterror
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Fuck Twitter. There, I feel better.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:15 | 3488867 slaughterer
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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:15 | 3488868 t0mmyBerg
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i fail to believe we could be so lucky.  this must be a joke

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:30 | 3489025 zerozulu
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failed attempt to please everyone.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:15 | 3488869 HegelianDialectic
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Cover for the Boston Globe tweets? 

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488873 Spastica Rex
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"Account suspended."

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488874 bank guy in Brussels
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Live by the sword, die by the sword

As he crumpled, Barack Obama maybe saw an image of the bodies of the many Asian children and women he has helped to kill

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:16 | 3488875 Edward Fiatski
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Here we go again.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488878 Tod E. Tosspot
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This Twitter account was just suspended.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:33 | 3489064 zerozulu
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actually government's account should be suspended. it is hacked since 1913.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488880 willwork4food
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DHS is sending all available personel to the basement room of MDB. His mom is very upset.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:16 | 3488882 Spastica Rex
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Cool that the AP got hacked, though. Ha, ha.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488890 El Hosel
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Stocks "flashed a crash".

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488916 Spastica Rex
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A disturbance in the force, as if... ah, shit - never mind.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488934 swissaustrian
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And gold surged, so what is the safe haven again?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488884 WTF_247
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totally fake.  This will be the news needed to propel us up 30 today on ES.  There is nothing that can stop the market - explosions = good for GDP.  Fake explosions = massive good for market.


This will not even give the buyers pause - its fuel to go more.  It cannot backoff now, pinned at high waiting for the massive breakout to 1580+

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488888 BliptoP3
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Dow dropped 130 then back up 130 in a matter of seconds - someone could make alot of maney hacking twitter ...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488908 edb5s
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I'm speechless...truly astounding.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:35 | 3489072 NotApplicable
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:57 | 3489189 DaveyJones
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Goldman and their flashy traders would never do that

the internet is truly an astounding playground for liars and the truth. It is now an open joke on itself playing fiction in milliseconds as a new and utterly brief reality in a micro but global reality that is beyond any timeless fiction.  

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:17 | 3488891 max2205
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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488894 UncleBubba
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Too bad I didn't have a crazy sell order on my weekly SPY puts.  Saw those double in about a minute :(

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488896 swissaustrian
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Why would markets plunge on that? They should rally!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488910 laomei
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Endangers the money hose.  Obama is the banker's president.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 16:50 | 3490147 auric1234
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POTUS being killed would make a perfect excuse to start a war. And a war would make a perfect excuse for QE5.

Ergo, bombs in the white house are BULLISH!!


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:32 | 3489056 NotApplicable
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Even the idiots recognize the destructive power of martial law.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488898 konputa
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Nice scalp there on JPY. ;)

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488901 I Am Not a Copp...
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I love it.  Algos gone wild.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488906 jim249
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Some stock market guru trying to flash crash the markets. And it worked.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488907 alien-IQ
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and cue the new cyber-security laws in 5...4...3...2...1...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:28 | 3489005 Zymurguy
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You are absolutely right, notice how they are now injecting into media reports how much teh bombers spent researching and communicating on the internet about the event.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:39 | 3489128 alien-IQ
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I was just noticing that a couple of minutes ago.

We are so fucked it's nauseating.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:00 | 3489620 Alpha Monkey
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Yes, in the days following it was like a constant drone about their social media... over and over, just about the time CISPA was being passed by the House.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:18 | 3488912 RSBriggs
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This ought to be good for a 200 up-point day on the DOW...

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3488921 Meat Hammer
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Test fire?

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3488922 sbenard
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This flash crash si what it will look like when Wall St awakens to reality. House of cards is NOTHING compared to what we'll see that day!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488924 gwar5
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Obama: "Lets not rush to judgement about the people, or groups of people, involved." 


Obama: "It was workplace violence."

Obama: "It was a lone wolf."

Obama: "It was a bump in the road."



Tue, 04/23/2013 - 18:06 | 3490446 Money 4 Nothing
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"If I had a son.. he would look like that Saudi National".

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488925 alangreedspank
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Spot the knapsacks!

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:19 | 3488926 1eyedman
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just a test run boys.   mkts had topped and were easing...."mkts retreated off highs to close today mixed, due to a hacked AP twitter, nothing to see here"

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488928 Inthemix96
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There goes a whole host more of your liberties folks.


Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3488930 Richard Head
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AP and obama are both scum.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:53 | 3489219 azzhatter
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"Obama is fine"? When did that start? He's been a shitstain as long as I can remember

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:20 | 3488933 Its Only Rock N Roll
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just running a drill for the real selling need to panic...YET

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:21 | 3488935 Archetype
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SPY down 1% on massive volume for 2 minutes, up again on massive(r) volume the following 3 minutes. This market is perfectly safe, just BTFD and shut up.

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