• Sprott Money
    05/06/2016 - 06:03
    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

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 Treasury.gov 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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ooops.

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 GoDaddy.com 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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Sequester,Bitchez!

DaddyO

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 02:55 | 3709326 Boris Alatovkrap
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Now must borrow wireless connection from Starbucks cross street:

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&cid=12850684586151927440

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:17 | 3708241 CPL
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No...it'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 treasury.org is located in the UK! WTF is that all about?

 

http://geoip.flagfox.net/?host=www.treasury.gov

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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Ha...Doody...Ha

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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSoEIN18WI

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.

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

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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absolutely.

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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1-FUK-YOU-NSA-1

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.

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