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The US Treasury Website Has Been Down (For Some) For 10 Hours And Counting

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UPDATE: It appears the site is up for some (premium members?)

When we first noticed, we assumed was down for un-scheduled maintenance, but now, 10 hours later, it appears the site is down for other reasons? Overwhelmed by NSA DDoS attacks (as government pension funds seek more information on where their investments are heading)? Sequestration claimed the Webmaster? Hacked? Or simply the first cost-cutting measure for a Fed who just suffered their largest loss ever in a quarter (of course, that is, if they were bound by 'normal' mark-to-market rules). There are no explanations as yet.



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Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:08 | 3707612 iDealMeat
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Dark..   Bitchez.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3707629 JeremyWS
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works for me just fine

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:27 | 3707649 aint no fortuna...
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mark to market? the FED? Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:18 | 3707703 Harlequin001
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Let's just hope this doesn't happen when the gold price begins to take off, otherwise there'll be no one around to stop it...

Disclaimer: I think the NSA and Obama are just fuckin' peachy...

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:33 | 3707775 imapopulistnow
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Cyberattack by the EU?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:41 | 3707901 Handful of Dust
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Pay me 12% and I'll consider buying this high risk debt.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:04 | 3707929 TruthInSunshine
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Lack of "aggregrate demand" for treasuries leading to business decision to quit paying domain hosting?

Go fetch that electronic printing press, and cut a damn debt instrument, Bernank!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 20:39 | 3708814 DaddyO
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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 02:55 | 3709326 Boris Alatovkrap
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Now must borrow wireless connection from Starbucks cross street:

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:17 | 3708241 CPL
CPL's picture's what you get with nepotism and hiring family to 'take care' of infrastructre instead of hiring pros.  Silver spoon doesn't mean smart.  Just means someone fell out of the right woman.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 15:28 | 3708143 Panafrican Funk...
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Checked it at 3:27 EST, it's down.  

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:35 | 3707660 Bad Attitude
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Yup, it is working now. Had me worried. What would we do without a Treasury Department?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:58 | 3707821 NidStyles
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Live free and prosperously?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:38 | 3707666 Jake88
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Didn't work for me. Could it be traffic is high?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:45 | 3707682 xtop23
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Fat finger 

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:42 | 3707905 Clowns on Acid
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Fiat finger....fixed it for ya.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:04 | 3707832 HedgeHammer
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Doesn't work for me but I find it interesting that the server for is located in the UK! WTF is that all about?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:39 | 3707895 Go Tribe
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Probably using a redundant site I place of the primary one that got hacked and destroyed.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:58 | 3707935 prains
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They were water boarding the IT technician and somebody slipped in the water tripping over the battery that had current running thru his balls taking down main service panel. IT was a an EMB, bitchez


Electro -Magnetic- Balls

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 15:30 | 3708147 Dingleberry
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They watching porn too?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 17:53 | 3708430 prains
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They have to peddle to fast to get that kinda hertz

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:09 | 3707614 spinone
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Looks fine to me

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3707626 Mae Kadoodie
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All is well.  Summer intern back on duty.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:58 | 3707708 Laughing Stock
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Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:09 | 3707615 OneEyedJack
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annd Poof..... it's Gone

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3707625 El Hosel
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If we have learned anything, the Fed and Treasury explain nothing. Ask them no questions and they tell no lies.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:15 | 3707635 Zerohedge fan
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annd Poof..... it's Gone


magic trick?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3707620 monkeyboy
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Unable to pay hosting, credit lines are fucked?



Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:48 | 3707805 disabledvet
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forgot to pay their electrical bill. again.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3707621 Nehweh Gahnin
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I found it just fine...  You all got my hopes up.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:43 | 3707908 Oleander
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Does not work for me at 1:40  pm EST.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3707623 ThunderingTurd
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Worked for me. The "Tarp Tracker" was the first thing to pop up. What a sham.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:13 | 3707631 Tinky
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Hosting company demanded payment in gold?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3707633 vegas
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With Chalky's $100 mil price tab for his trip to the dark continent, something has to go. Attention sheeple; we must have our photo ops.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3707634 Hedgetard55
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Worth repeating. There is no such thing as a "FED loss", not in REAL terms, anyway. Their cost basis was zero to print the money they used to buy the assets, so they are ahead unless the assets go to zero, in which case they are breakeven. If you want to know who took the losses in REAL terms, look in the mirror.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:50 | 3707811 disabledvet
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Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:17 | 3707637 Chief_Illiniwek
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Has anyone called NSA Customer Support?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:40 | 3707899 Go Tribe
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Do you have a number handy?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:12 | 3707971 prains
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Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:19 | 3707640 Winston Smith 2009
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With all their beady little eyes

And flapping heads so full of lies

Blame Canada! 

Blame Canada!

It seems that everything's gone wrong

Since Canada came along

Blame Canada!

Blame Canada!

With all their hockey hullabaloo

And that bitch Anne Murray, too

Blame Canada!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:32 | 3707655 GMadScientist
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"We have apologized on several occasions for Bryan Adams."

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 18:34 | 3708552 prains
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and plaid jackets

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:27 | 3707646 Monedas
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Of all the NSA organizations .... I trust Mossad .... the most .... they have no "mission error" !

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:29 | 3707651 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Snowden !

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:41 | 3707673 grid-b-gone
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Orwell's Snowball

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:33 | 3707652 Peter Pan
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Did you say down for 10 hours?
Wait till it's down for 10 days.
Or wait until it goes down and never comes up again.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:31 | 3707654 GMadScientist
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As part of our budget-cutting regime, we've moved all communications to this vintage acoustic-coupled 300 baud modem and 6502 8-bit computer.


Sun, 06/30/2013 - 20:44 | 3708827 StychoKiller
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The Commodore C-64 was one of the best computers of all time!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:34 | 3707657 grid-b-gone
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Doesn't matter. Print and pay. Why even bother to account for anything at the fiat level? Big banks may need accounting to make sure regulators aren't fining them more than they made on the drug money laundering, but for the Treasury, let's just call it even and not bother with the paperwork.

A Treasury website seems a little redundant.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:35 | 3707658 q99x2
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That's a globalist website. The US no longer has a Treasury.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:36 | 3707662 foxmuldar
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Well when King Obama spends $100 million of out tax dollars to trek off to Africa, the government has to make up for it somewhere. Just how many more of out tax dollars is Obama going to promise those Africans who are now in the process of wiping out the white population. Of course this part of the news is never covered by our liberal media. 

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:40 | 3707667 NoDebt
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It's Sunday, man.  What govvie worker you know is gonna come in and reboot the server on a Sunday?  Tomorrow for sure.  10am, latest.  Maybe by early afternoon.

You want an explanation?  Here's Ace Ventura with your explanation:  "Wait here.  If I'm not back in 10 minutes...... just wait longer."

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:39 | 3707669 toady
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Isn't this the downtime maintenance window?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:42 | 3707675 lolmao500
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dont worry the plague that will end it all is coming.

Fears new deadly virus in Middle East could go global as millions prepare to visit the region for annual pilgrimage

Health officials in Saudi Arabia prepare for Hajj pilgrimage this autumn
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome currently causing concern in area
Deadly new virus is believed to be even more dangerous than SARS
Millions from across globe are preparing to visit region for pilgrimage

There have been 77 laboratory-confirmed infections as of June 26. A total of 62 of these cases have been in Saudi Arabia, where 34 of the victims have died.

The disease, which can spread easily between people, has been compared to SARS, which killed 800 people during an outbreak in 2003. Some experts have noted resemblances between the two as both spread easily between hospitals.

Symptoms are also similar with a fever and cough that develops into pneumonia.

But, doctors note that the fatality rate is higher. Eight per cent of SARS patients died, while 65 per cent of MERS cases are believed to have been fatal.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 02:45 | 3709320 Parrotile
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Maybe yes, maybe no. Maybe this IS "The Big One", maybe not.

But rest assured that one day it WILL happen, and the longer we remain complacent the worse the outcome for everyone.

Just another thing to keep you awake at night!!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:42 | 3707676 grekko
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Works for me as well.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:44 | 3707679 Jake88
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Am I the only one who can't get in?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:16 | 3707743 gdogus erectus
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Not working for me either. Times out. Damn, and I really wanted to get in to see ... eh, er, what the hell is on that website?

Slightly OT: ever been to (illuminati backwards)

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:49 | 3707688 Smegley Wanxalot
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Simple.  There is no treasure left for them to report on.

The idiots blew it all and didn't have anything left to pay web hosting costs.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:00 | 3707713 Car 54 Where Are U
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Right on Smegley!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:53 | 3707815 maneco
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You are right. It should be called the U.S. Debtery Department.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:48 | 3707690 seataka
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Is today' China's (have their own direct access) version of Japan's Pearl Harbor - only a financial one?


Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:51 | 3707697 GMadScientist
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In all seriousness, most likely a DNS poisoning attack by the ChiComms.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:53 | 3707701 Non Passaran
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That was scheduled downtime in order to upgrade the servers because they foresee increased traffic soon as the bond bubble begins to burst...

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:57 | 3707707 whisperin
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Still down for me.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:58 | 3707710 Downtoolong
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Maybe they've been Snowdened.

I mean, what would anyone expect from forcing a hacker to hole up in an airport indefinitely with nothing but his computer and a Wi Fi connection to play with? Hacking a vending maching for free travel insurance is bound to get boring after a while. 

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:10 | 3707727 Headbanger
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Daisy... Daisy...

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:10 | 3707728 Wanton1
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Jeantel to the rescue. 

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:17 | 3707731 Monedas
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One thing we can count on .... even if the whole Public Servant Oligarchy .... is 100% financed .... out of spun sugar cotton candy fiat .... they will still come after .... our brightest and best .... producers, savers, risk takers and innovators .... to punish them for the sins of Capitalism ! The enemies of freedom .... are our smug neighbors .... the teachers, librarians, firemen, policemen, etc. .... who feed off our flesh ! Happy Ghouly 4th !

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:31 | 3707770 Monedas
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Remember that Twilight Zone episode .... "How to (protect and) serve man !"   

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:14 | 3707734 jonjon831983
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Happy July 4th! (On Thursday) - Oops we shut it down too early.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:14 | 3707735 SandiaMan
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Call it what it really is:


Department Of Debt.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:16 | 3707744 Jake88
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Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:20 | 3707749 Fix It Again Timmy
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Printing presses are soaking up all the juice, nothing left for the servers....

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:30 | 3707765 DIgnified
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On 9/10/2001 the treasury announced it lost $2 trillion.  This supposedly happened last Friday:        Known drills include: Madrid subway, LosAngeles college shooting a few weeks ago, London subway, Connecticut on December 14 2012, Boston Marathon, and if the interviews are accurate, 9/11. Could this be a coincidence, sure.  But it could not be. 

/tinfoil rant




Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:38 | 3707784 U4 eee aaa
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Maybe they are under the effects of the taper too.

This is usually a good site for checking if the problem is not just you:

What is odd is that when I go there I get the site but down right now says it is everyone. That is usually the other way around

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:40 | 3707786 divedivedive
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Sounds like a DNS issue. If you can't get to this site try changing your DNS server to

The same thing happened with on June 20th. Took a day for the new DNS record to get propagated. At the time I thought they were trying to prevent liquidations.

It is an interesting way to limit access. 

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:44 | 3707795 Lmo Mutton
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Banl Holliday Bitchezz!!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:47 | 3707803 Yen Cross
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      I'm glad I got my POMO chart/schedule on Friday.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:35 | 3708023 divedivedive
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I'm a novice... is that info available from that website, and if so where would I find it ? Thanks.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:48 | 3707804 dkane
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Redaction Projects aka "Network Maintenance" can be time consuming.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:03 | 3707830 Hulk
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Emergency, emergency, Benny,  divert all power from the primary servers and life support systems to the digital currency flip flop generators !!!

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:10 | 3707843 Duc888
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Global monetary reset this week. 'bout time.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:39 | 3707889 ToNYC
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Give it rest, will ya? Don't you think they need a software update and major reboot? What better time than June 30 Sunday EOQ. Easy, tiger, UST is not among the four elements like air, water, earth, and fire. Have an Independent 4th of July, fireworkers.


Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:49 | 3707896 island
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Does not appear to be the DNS issue suggested by DiveDiveDive - as cannot be pinged.  Some users may just be catching the site it when it is up momentarily, or they have cached pages.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:15 | 3707978 Non Passaran
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Why would it have to be ping-able?
Have you heard of firewall, Larry?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:33 | 3708018 Benjamin Glutton
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maybe you should try Treasury.goy....

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:15 | 3708235 Kasperfx
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still down at 4:15pm  est run like all the other us gov, all out to lunch. 

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:15 | 3708236 Kasperfx
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still down at 4:15pm  est run like all the other us gov, all out to lunch. 

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:18 | 3708245 Youri Carma
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Rabobank internet banking system has been down for almost a day now.

Nobody can make any payments at the moment. People can have look on their bank accounts now but still can’t make any payments.

Many problems for banks regarding their internet banking lately.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:39 | 3708293 andrewp111
andrewp111's picture is up right now. I just logged in and out again.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 17:28 | 3708390 highwaytoserfdom
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Sun, 06/30/2013 - 17:20 | 3708369 highwaytoserfdom
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Is this it?     

What was that movie? 

Jessup: You want answers?!
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessup: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don't want the truth, because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like "honor", "code", "loyalty". We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said "thank you", and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!
Kaffee: Did you order the Code Red?
Jessup: I did the job that—-
Kaffee: Did you order the Code Red?!!
Sun, 06/30/2013 - 18:57 | 3708601 o-antonio-maria
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Here in Lisbon/Portugal it's just fine

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 19:07 | 3708631 highwaytoserfdom
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nope server not found DNS

eastern US  NO

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 19:20 | 3708655 smacker
smacker's picture is up here from the UK (midnight BST)

I use "OpenDNS" servers:  &

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 21:32 | 3708948 highwaytoserfdom
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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 01:26 | 3709283 starman
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echo charlie bravo... do you read me.................

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