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2013 Greatest Hits: Presenting The Most Popular Posts Of The Past Year

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The fifth anniversary of Zero Hedge is just around the corner, and so, for the fifth year in a row we continue our tradition of summarizing what you, our readers, found to be the most relevant, exciting, and actionable news of the year, determined objectively by the number of page views. Those eager for a brief stroll down memory lane of prior years can do so at their leisure, by going back in time to our top articles of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. For everyone else, without further ado, these are the articles that readers found to be the most popular posts of the past 365 days.

  • In 25th place, with just over 100k reads, was the extended profile of the puppetmaster of the biggest geopolitical event of 2013, the false flag-driven Syran conflict which nearly escalated into the world's first YouTube "justified" world war pitching the US-led west against the Russia-led east, the Saudi intelligence chief: Prince Bandar, exposed in "Meet Saudi Arabia's Bandar bin Sultan: The Puppetmaster Behind The Syrian War." The war was avoided with a last minute gambit by Putin, which lead to a historic detente between the US and Iran, as well as an unprecedented breakdown in US relations with its long-time middle east allies Saudi Arabia and Israel. Look for the Middle East to make geopolitical headlines in the new year since the underlying issue - Europe's dependence on Gazprom - remains entirely unresolved.
  • The 24th most popular article hardly needs an explanation: "The Chinese Don't Want Dollars Anymore, They Want Gold" - London's Gold Vaults Are Empty: This Is Why." The only comment here is that like above, the trend of gold's transfer from West to East, started in earnest in late 2012, and peaking in 2013, is sure to continue in 2014 when the liquidation of paper gold in Western capital markets will afford Chinese buyers with ever more attractive prices at which to purchase physical gold
  • In 23rd spot an "Unidentified Navy Officer summed it all up" when he said that "I didn't join the navy to fight for Al Qaeda in a Syrian civil war." It is understandable why over 106,000 people agreed with the message
  • The 22nd most popular article looked at "What Happened The Last Time We Saw Gold Drop Like This?" which compared the fall in the price of gold in 2013 to previous historic occasions, most notably the months just before the collapse of Lehman. For now, courtesy of the $170 billion in liquidity injected by the Fed and the BOJ, "this time has proven different." But with the Fed now tapering, how much longer will the illusion persist? We, like everyone else, look to 2014 for the answer.
  • With 108k views, the 21st most read post of 2013 revealed the "Photos And Video Of the Boston Bombing Suspects", culminating the most violent terrorist event in years, and one which brought back vivid memories of the events from September 11
  • It may seem like a distant memory now, but the shocking announcement from mid-March in which Cypriot deposits were confiscated without a warning, reverberated across Europe and all insolvent banking systems, especially since it is now the blueprint of how banks will impair depositors going forward. Then again, with over 112k reads of our summary "For Everyone Shocked By What Just Happened... And Why This Is Just The Beginning" we reminded our readers that the deposit confiscation event of 2013 was predicted on these pages nearly two years earlier, and explained why, indeed, this is just the beginning of the great balance sheet rebalancing. For now Europe has managed to hide its hundreds of billions in bad loans under the couch; 2014 will be a different story. Look for the Cyprus "blueprint" to see a much wider acceptance in the coming year.
  • In 19th spot, mother nature reminded everyone with a "Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of 2-Mile Wide Oklahoma Tornado" that despite their sense of omnipotence, the central planners better pray each and every day that in a world priced to beyond perfection, that there are no material natural disasters. Because 10 out of 10 times, a liquidity tsunami generated from a central bank's printer is powerless to withstand a natural one, as the Fukushima catastrophe reminds us each and every day with headlines of its ever deteriorating radiation "containment."
  • A long-time favorite of readers, Kyle Bass' Japan thesis came one step closer to fruition when earlier this year Japan went all in on its great reflation experiment, described in "Kyle Bass Warns The 'AIG' Of The World Is Back", a presentation seen by over 114K readers. So far Abenomics has been a failure with wages contracting, import food and energy prices soaring, a record trade deficit (yes, Abenomics was supposed to boost net exports), and of course Fukushima in the background, but for now everyone has a rampaging Nikkei to be easily distracted by. With Abe's popularity finally tumbling, will his second tenure as Prime Minister be cut short, and would his departure finally force Japan to cross the event horizon of no return? This is but another question which we hope 2014 will answer.
  • In 17th spot, we revealed some very disturbing trends in US energy consumption with "These Charts Better Not Reflect The True State Of The US Economy." Because while the shale revolution may have revealed a (transitory) marginal source of oil, what remains unknown is why demand for energy in the US economy is tumbling in parallel. Unless, of course, the narrative about a US recovery has been a lie from the beginning...
  • With 121k reads, in the 16th top spot another post that needs no explanation was "Stunning Images From China: Ten Thousand People Waiting In Line To Buy Gold". Perhaps the only article that could beat this one is "Ten thousand hedge fund managers waiting in line to sell GLD"
  • There are stereotypes about others, and then there are stereotypes about America. Which perhaps explains why over 121k people eagerly read "10 Things Most Americans Don't Know About America." We can only hope they learned something.
  • It may be forgotten now, but the biggest story of early 2013 was the Bundesbank's shocking announcement in mid-January that it would proceed to repatriate some 700 tons of its gold held in central bank vaults in New York and Paris. Of course, the events described in "It Begins: Bundesbank To Commence Repatriating Gold From New York Fed" and read by 127k people, could be seen coming by Zero Hedge readers from a mile away: after all it was this website that repeatedly warned in late 2012 about the trials and tribulations that had surrounded the official German gold hoard. We can only hope that we were in some part responsible for the Buba's correct decision to repatriate its gold. Then again, as we updated last week, having collected only 37 tons of gold in one year (out of 700), Germany will really have to pick up the pace if it hopes to have recourse to its hard currency before it is no longer a matter of convenience but one of survival.
  • The 13th top article of the year was the release of the list with "132 Names Who Pulled Cyprus Deposits Ahead Of "Confiscation Day." It appeared the Cyprus deposit confiscation was not a complete secret to everyone, but then again the Animal Farm "new normal" justice in which some are more equal than others is hardly a surprise to anyone these days.
  • And speaking of confiscation, the 12th most read article of 2013, with 131k views was "Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To "Cut" Sovereign Debt Load." It would appear that wealth transfer, first voluntary and then, not so much, will be an increasingly prevalent theme of the "recovery"...
  • But the biggest stunner in this category was the impromptu announcement itself when on March 16, "Europe Does It Again: Cyprus Depositor Haircut "Bailout" Turns Into Saver "Panic", Frozen Assets, Bank Runs, Broken ATMs." Don't worry though: Europe is now fixed, it is recovering, and, if one believes the continent's unelected leaders, all shall forever be well. We are confident 2014 will show otherwise.
  • The 10th most read article in 2013 dealt with the bedrock of the New Normal - the dollar's reserve currency status, and rather, its gradual disintegration as China increasingly makes itself heard. It made itself heard loud and clear to the 142k readers who clicked on "Thanks, World Reserve Currency, But No Thanks: Australia And China To Enable Direct Currency Convertibility." The loss of USD-reserve status will be yet another theme to keep a close eye on in 2014 and onward.
  • Showing just how reliant on welfare the US has become was top article #9 in which a leaked USDA memo hinted of a "Foodstamp Program Shutdown Imminent" which grabbed the attention of 148k readers. For now SNAP as it is better known has been merely "tapered", not fully shut down, although ensuing Walmart stampedes driven by EBT card glitches provided a glimpse of just had bad things could be if indeed nearly 50 million Americans suddenly found themselves without government backstops
  • The troubles of the poor were hardly an issue for the 8th most popular article of 2013 in which we asked if "The Russians Have Already Quietly Withdrawn All Their Cash From Cyprus?" Once again it was the middle class that got shafted, while those who could fly in and out on private jets appear to have gotten away unscathed. This is certainly the prevailing theme of the past five years and one which will accelerate into the future.
  • 152k people read the breaking news from April when "Large Explosions Reported At Boston Marathon; Numerous Injuries And Casualties." The focal point of all watercooler talk for the next several weeks, the analogies to terrorist attacks in the past were unavoidable even if the motivations behind the attacks turned out to be far less nefarious and organized than initially feared. 
  • 2013 was the year in which the largest US city (to date) filed bankruptcy. However it was "25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head" that was read by 154k people, that made this the 6th most popular article of 2013.
  • 2013 was also the year in which the stock market finally took out its previous, 2007 highs, driven entirely by the unprecedented expansion of both the Fed's and the Bank of Japan's balance sheets. What over 163k found curious, however, were the other economic comparisons to "The Last Time The Dow Was Here..." Needless to say, there is nothing in the economy that would justify a market at the current levels, or even levels far lower, if it were only up to the economy. Luckily, there Fed is always there to lend a helping hand. And what can possibly go wrong...
  • 2013 was not only the year of the Fed's QEternity: it was also the year in which Japan went all in with its own reflation experiment. However, all will be for nothing unless the troubling facts revealed in "Why Have Young People In Japan Stopped Having Sex?" remain unresolved. Because at its core, Japan's crisis is a demographic one, and at the current pace of social aging, there will be no Japan left in several decades. Unfortunately for Kuroda, he can't print babies.
  • The third most popular article of 2013 was posted almost exactly a year ago, when it "Put America's Tax Hike In Perspective." Over 171k people realized just how meaningless in the grand scheme of things was America's grand bargain achieved last year at this time, over much stock market huffing and puffing. Then again, the fact that all major decisions in the US are put in the can that is later kicked down the street is also no news to anyone. The only thing in the here and now is theatrics, theatrics and more theatrics...
  • The second most popular post of 2013, with nearly 200k reads, was our succinct summary of the US "recovery" laid out in "People Not In Labor Force Soar By 663,000 To 90 Million, Labor Force Participation Rate At 1979 Levels." We are happy that by now everyone has finally understood that plunging unemployment at the expense of a collapsing work force is nothing to be proud about.
  • And in the top spot, with nearly 300k reads, our most read article was the satirical, sarcastic look at the Egyptian counterrevolution titled "Egyptians Love Us For Our Freedom." Turns out... they don't. But they certainly appreciate the irony of two-faced, hypocritical US foreign policy which was humiliated and left in tatters both in Egypt and in every other place around the globe where either Hillary Clinton or John Kerry came, saw and promptly departed in the past year.

So what to make of the world as we enter 2014?

With nearly $2 trillion in emergency money pumped by the world's two largest central banks - more than has been injected ever before - the entire world is floating on an ocean of excess liquidity, which for now has succeeded in masking just how ugly the truth beneath the calm surface is. Sooner or later, the tide comes out, as it always does, and the naked are revealed for all to see. However, this time it will be the very final backstoppers of the status quo regime, the central banking emperors of the New Normal, who are finally exposed as wearing absolutely nothing. What happens then, and when that happens, is anyone's guess. We, however, will be there to document every aspect of it.

Finally, and as always, we wish all our readers the best of luck and success in 2014, and leave everyone with a promise of what we can be 100% sure of: Zero Hedge will be there each and every day helping readers expose, unravel and comprehend the fallacy, fiction, fraud and farce that the system is reduced to (ab)using each and every day just to keep the grand tragicomedy going for at least one more day.

 

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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:35 | 4289817 ShortTheUS
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Every post is #1 in my book. From T-Dawg's truthbombs to Banzai Bill's satirical illustrations, to all the guest posts in between.

 

A very Hedgy New Year to all!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:37 | 4289822 NotApplicable
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Thanks Tylers!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:53 | 4289845 DoChenRollingBearing
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Almost all of the articles above were of great interest.  And disturbing to all payingh attention.  Zero Hedge broke most of the above news before anyone else (that I read or listen to anyway).

Bravo!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:51 | 4289849 Rick Blaine
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http://www.zerohedge.com/article/geithner-urges-europe-repeat-us-stress-test-fraud-restore-confidence-insolvent-ponzi-system

That one is still my favorite - the title cracks me up every time.

Happy New Year, bitchez!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:21 | 4289893 Slewburger
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:21 | 4289909 The Gooch
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Fuck You Bloomberg!

 

Cheers ZH

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:39 | 4289944 kaiserhoff
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Happy New Year to all the brave souls and cheerful lunatics of ZH.  Life wouldn't be the same without you.

And good night Francis Sawyer, where ever you are.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:50 | 4289967 The Gooch
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His name was Francis Sawyer.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:46 | 4290073 J Pancreas
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Francis was in your face, but most of what he ranted about was factual. The ZH threads are a lot less entertaining without him. 

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:48 | 4290180 Boris Alatovkrap
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"World is ocean of excess liquidity" and Boris is cannot find pot for piss.

Side notice, why is advertisement for Thai "woman" show up in sidebar?! Boris is done with Thai "woman" and false propoganda. Shock and horror of Cocktail "waitress" in Bangkok is leave still Boris in stage of trauma.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:50 | 4290189 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is get hot and bother. Advertisement for "5000+ Thai Woman is seek love" is show up again and again. Boris is tempt to click "Live Chat" or "Love Call" but is know behind pretty smile is estrogen pump freak boy. Please is make to go away!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:01 | 4290201 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is click and click advertise go away button, and 5000+ Thai woman is come back. Please leave Boris to peace.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:00 | 4290208 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is finally get Thai "woman" vanish, but now is 2000+ China woman. Okay, is 3000 better than horde of Thai "woman", but Boris still is suspect.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:17 | 4290239 BTFDemocracy
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This site has eliminated my need to read any other news site. They all look so dumb and childish and propagandish compared to ZH.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:36 | 4290275 wisehiney
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Dese libs are lamearse possies. Pochantas blood runs in the locals. It really does not take that much time nowadays to learn and savor your legacy.  Esse quam verderi. NC. 
"To Be Rather Than To Seem"  Do not insult yourself or anyone else tryng to explain that.  

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:18 | 4290347 old naughty
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Wish everyone at ZH a happy 2014.

Gold is in 4 of the top 25, tho not in any of the top 10...hummmmm.

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:08 | 4290460 Squid-puppets a...
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and no mention of bitcoin in any of the top 25, to my surprize

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:23 | 4290691 BaBaBouy
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ZH #1 ...

AND NSA "Keep Out".

Happier And More Prosperous 2014 ZH'ers...

Will 2014 Be The Year PM's Rocket? Stay Tuned.

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:13 | 4291282 Soul Glow
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Best article of the year, in my book anyway, came from the effervescent IMF in their much discussed "Taxing Times" where they wrote on page 49 "A One Off Capital Levy?"  You may have heard Mr Sinclair, Gentleman Gerald, and Pastor Williams trumpet what is ahead, but you might as well read it for yourself in all of its glory.

Taxing Times:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fm/2013/02/pdf/fm1302.pdf

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:45 | 4292519 Four chan
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worst zh ad from 2013: that nail fungus ad

barf

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:55 | 4290482 OutLookingIn
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ZH ROCKS!

I here the sound of distant drums.

War drums? 1914 = 2014 ?

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:33 | 4290507 MeMadMax
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FUCK YOU BERNANKE!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:12 | 4291293 Soul Glow
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Soon the whole world will be saying "Fuck you Lagarde".

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 01:11 | 4290381 uplicidlit
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@BTF - you might want to read some other sources too. Good overall info on this site but, most of the predictions by authors and commenters the past 3 years have been CRAZY wrong!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 15:56 | 4291251 Herd Redirectio...
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No, the predictions have been early.  Which on Wall St, being early is the same as being wrong, but in the rest of the world, being early means you are extra prepared (mentally, if not financially).

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 18:35 | 4291615 webspin
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In denile much?

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:37 | 4291359 The Burning Planet
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Also, the site is being overrun with bigots, joo haters, and my personal pet peeve, the conspiracy nutfucks. The people who think the government is storing aliens in DUMBS and using HAARP to cause global warming and earthquakes. I wish all of the latter would just take a long walk off a short pier. They lower the quality of discussion and make this site out to be a bin of looney tune crackpots.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:05 | 4290461 fonestar
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"They all look so dumb and childish and propagandish compared to ZH."

 

We do our best here.  From our fone to your Fone, merry NewYears.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:29 | 4290264 wisehiney
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One of the funniest shits on eeaarth is  YO!, So sorry that you never sat on the river bbank and took my most egggxcellent Nstruttion! 14 bettern 13! Ever heard Coyotes  in the eastern woodlands. makes good jerki

 

 

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 01:09 | 4290378 uplicidlit
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@Boris - you are on a roll tonight!! I seriously almost threw up I was laughing so hard...and it has NOTHING to do with the half bottle of wine I consumed.

You must have guzzled alot of vodka this NY'ers eve. I know they bust your chops on here sometimes but, forget them. I have heart crush on your Russian POV.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:30 | 4291087 gmrpeabody
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half bottle of wine...?

Don't make us laugh. ;-)

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:27 | 4290697 NihilistZero
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All I can say is...  That's gold Boris, GOLD!

 

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:17 | 4290689 GMadScientist
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"...is know behind pretty smile is estrogen pump freak boy. Please is make to go away!"

No restraint of trade, commie! How do you expect Robo to get off the welfare?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:11 | 4290221 SMG
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Francis did nothing more than constantly try and misblame Jewish people for all the evils of the Luciferian Oligarchs.

Anyway he's not really gone anyway, but now has several new accounts which he constantly opines for his Francis account's return.

That said, Happy New Year everybody, and thanks to ZH for trying to make the world a better place and get the truth out about the world as it is.

Maybe one day, partly because of this effort we will all be truly free.

Hopin' and Prayin'.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:03 | 4290457 frenzic
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yeah I downvoted your nonsense

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:01 | 4291017 fedupwhiteguy
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Ditto!!

 

i miss francis and a handful of others i've noticed have disappeared. 

sucks man!! 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:41 | 4291373 The Burning Planet
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Well I upvoted it. So that evens it out.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 02:31 | 4290433 DoChenRollingBearing
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The last thing I did in 2013 was see the movie "Fight Club".  

Put a few things into perspective:

-- His name is Francis Sawyer

-- Raymond Hessel's breakfast tomorrow will be his best ever

-- I now understand what "Project Mayhem" was all about

-- Having lots of Tylers around makes perfect sense

 

***

 

The first thing I did in 2014 was to hug and kiss my wife.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 18:17 | 4291576 janus
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well said, DCRB!

happy new year to you and the whole family.

and even though janus talks lots of shit; he does dearly love his wife -- admittedly, ole janus does flirt way too often with the perky lil cutie-pies; however, the sad fact of the matter is that i'm rather faithful.

here's to mine and yours and Good Wives everywhere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spsVigJCvNU

as to Project Mayhem...well, let's just say the fuses are primed and the match is struck -- bursting forth in radiance and searing with sulfurous sparklets as we mate it to its fated purpose; ole Prometheus would sure be proud!

long live The Hedge!

death to all tyrants.

cheers to the new year, my brothers. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8DRcwwDMIY

i am Janus's smirking revenge,

X

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:29 | 4290354 wisehiney
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Yep, Tar River.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 04:12 | 4290487 WillyGroper
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Soyer

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:05 | 4289992 nmewn
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+1 for the Jimmy Durante reference ;-)

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:14 | 4290019 kaiserhoff
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For those under half a century and rerun deprived, the original was,

 "and Good Night Mrs. Callabash, where ever you are."

  A melancholy tribute to a lost love, which he would never explain, but closed his routine for some sixty years.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:32 | 4290048 Thomas
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Give me one web site, I would choose Zerohedge without hesitation. Wait. Maybe it would be ixxx.com, but Zerohedge would be second.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:04 | 4290119 Yes_Questions
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ok, made me look.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:48 | 4290183 Boris Alatovkrap
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<-- George Durant is pleasant nostalgia

<-- Walter Duranty is stinking propaganda tool

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:08 | 4290218 Yes_Questions
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<----BORIS 2014!!!!

<----BORIS 2016!!!

 

 

dasvidaniya!!!!  

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 04:06 | 4290486 dtwn
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I've been looking forward to the 'best of' for the last six months.  Thanks Tyler(s) for all that you do.  I think the zerohedge model is years ahead of everyone else.  Free, (mostly) objective content aggregation with some excellent subjective analysis.  No need for a news paywall, if you build it they will come.  And on that note, remember kids, if you have the means and trully appreciate what zerohedge is, don't forget to donate.  It's been awhile since I have been able to (in between jobs within academia &%@$$&$E^#*@), but new year = new job, so I'll be donating as soon as I can.

I'm just wondering when the Zerohedge/Tyler Durden book is coming out.  That or the downloadable archivves.  There's so much information here, it would be great to find a way to utilize it looking forward.  I've tried to read the zerohedge archives since the beginning, while saving the good ones as pdfs, but with soooooo many posts I didn't make it too far.

Happy new year all.  I think what most here know and expect to happen economically isn't far away.  I give us 3 years max before stuff really starts getting interesting.  Keep stacking those beans bullets and bullion, hold your friends and family close, and keep trying to educate others. 

Word to ya motha.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 10:36 | 4290629 Pegasus Muse
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Stay radical ZH.

===

A radical is one who speaks the truth.

This Act (the Federal Reserve Act, Dec. 23rd 1913) establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President signs this bill, the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized. The people may not know it immediately, but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed. The trusts will soon realize that they have gone too far even for their own good. The people must make a declaration of independence to relieve themselves from the Monetary Power. This they will be able to do by taking control of Congress. Wall Streeters could not cheat us if you Senators and Representatives did not make a humbug of Congress... The greatest crime of Congress is its currency system. The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking bill. The caucus and the party bosses have again operated and prevented the people from getting the benefit of their own government. -- Charles Lindbergh, Sr.

http://tinyurl.com/mcdc3d9

http://tinyurl.com/mdhgjbz

Lest we forget -- A Pigman criminal:  http://tinyurl.com/oq5zk6h 

http://tinyurl.com/4w6x6g

http://tinyurl.com/63evcz

Today, however, we do know better. We know that the Federal Reserve continues to strengthen the collusion between banks and politicians. We know that the Fed's inflationary monetary policy continues to reap profits for Wall Street while impoverishing Main Street. And we know that the current monetary regime is teetering on a precipice. One hundred years is long enough. End the Fed. --Ron Paul

http://tinyurl.com/kd7gxfd 

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:08 | 4291287 Herd Redirectio...
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My main complaint w ZH archives is that the upvotes/downvotes aren't saved after comments are closed.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:20 | 4289897 666
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My favorite post was the swimsuit edition. Oh, wait...

 

Kick even more ass in 2014, Tylers!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:50 | 4290088 Rusty Shorts
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#AskJPM...funniest shit ever, still lmao

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:14 | 4289883 IridiumRebel
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Happy New Years DCRB! May your 2014 be lucrative.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:29 | 4290154 DoChenRollingBearing
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Happy New Year back at you Iridium!  Best to you and yours.

Maybe this year I will get the rest of the platinum-group metals I do not own (Ru, Rh and Ir)!

 

http://www.elementsales.com/

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:27 | 4290257 DaddyO
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Happy New Year!!

Thanks Tylers for an unrivaled news source

DaddyO

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:13 | 4290017 RockyRacoon
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Have a prosperous 2014 to all you ZHers. 

The best (worst) is yet to come and we'll read about it here first.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:06 | 4290121 Yes_Questions
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+ prescience and back at ya

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:52 | 4289852 AlaricBalth
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Many thanks to Tyler(s) and the best a New Year has to offer to all my fellow ZHers.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 01:04 | 4290320 Creepy Lurker
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Excellent. And for those with different tastes...

 

"Daddy?"

"Yes, Son?"

"What does regret mean?"

"Well, Son, the funny thing about regret is, its better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't done. And when you see your Mom this weekend, be sure to tell her..

SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!"

 

- Butthole Surfers

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 10:30 | 4290648 Son of Loki
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One of the most outstanding features I noticed in 2013 is the swelling of numbers of people begging under highways near major cities (for example,  Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, etc), more desperate faces in Walmart, and and so many people scraping by with 0.01% yields or less...contrasted with the few who are buying new $780k houses and Mercedes with cash.

I don't know how this will work out but I do see increased crime in almost every city, esp assaults and robberies. Booming home alarm companies and guns sales reflect some of the worries here.

Have a safe 2014!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:30 | 4290837 RockyRacoon
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And the destitute will soon have no recourse but to take what's not theirs to survive.  Don't assume that all people are like you or like others you may know.   Be prepared for this guy to enter your home unannounced.  Some people just won't be reasoned with...

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 13:42 | 4290977 BoNeSxxx
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Top 5 Deathbed Confessions:

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

 

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.


4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

 

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

 

Hedge accordingly and, most importantly, keep on keepin' it real.  Thanks for the knowledge and hilarity in 2013 boyz... and here's to more in '14.  And Thank You Tyler(s)

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:35 | 4291093 Tall Tom
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6. Is that all that there is? Suffering and then this? I wish it had ended sooner.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:06 | 4289874 GVB
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yes. IMF disagrees with ZH was also very nice article. Truth to be told...ZH rocks.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:25 | 4289910 NoDebt
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Ideed.  How many conspiracy theories have been proven conspiracy fact on ZH compared to say..... HuffPo or CNBC.com or really any other poli-fi site?  It really was a banner year for "see, we told you so."

To wit:  when the IMF and other MOTU organizations are directly responding to ZH articles YOU KNOW THAT SHIT'S HITTING TOO CLOSE TO HOME FOR THEIR COMFORT.

Hats off to the Tylers for a great 2013.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:51 | 4289971 kaiserhoff
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Well and truly said.  I've lost track of the things that couldn't happen here, which are, in fact, happening here.  The best I can say for the Lame Stream Media is that they are dying a well earned death for their irrelevance.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:35 | 4290054 Thomas
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Men and women of wealth and power conspire. This is no brainer shit. Zerohedge does a scholarly analysis of what they are conspiring about. You guys are way ahead of the curve. The mainstream press can't keep up even though they lurk. (Hey CNBC guys: grow a spine and call out all those ex-items earnings reports.)

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:15 | 4290129 Yes_Questions
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wait a minute..

With ratings where they are at CNBC, maybe a BTFD opportunity for ZH to go cable-broadcast?

 

after 10pm Eastern the talking heads could say what's really on their minds after a few hits in the green room mini bar.

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 07:01 | 4290546 GetZeeGold
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Merry New Year.....may the IMF and CNBC find relevance in the coming new year.

 

No....I don't know how that is going to happen.....I'm just hopeful is all.

 

Has anyone seen Beeks?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJRBcE-fHvY

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:01 | 4290566 zhandax
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Happy New Year everyone!  Still enjoy seeing Beeks getting goosed by that gorilla.  Just wish it was Jamie or Lloyd.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:29 | 4291333 Ratscam
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Happy new Year ZH and the lively bloggers.
I guess i learned equally from the articles, as well as from the posts.
"The world is a freak show and we have front row seats." George Carlin

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:20 | 4290779 mofreedom
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The propoganda team at NBC, just like the NY Times and the like, could care less about sinking ratings or making money for that matter.  All's they care about is getting the lies out day after day after day in the hopes of destroying at least one right thinking mind.  Their loss is their gain.

Happy No NBC New Year!

Happy Impeach Obama New Year!!!!!!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:31 | 4290357 samsara
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Happy New Year Thomas

Keep postin

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:37 | 4290159 Yen Cross
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  @ No Debt.  I thought you had an(ongoing) accounting background?

   I guess I'm being hyper-sensitive?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:28 | 4289914 Unprepared
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The dream of every zerohedger.

Waked up by the noisy construction work across the street, with a terrible headache from a very agitated if vaguely recalled night and calling work sick. You are alone in the house. Glue-like saliva formation on your mouth corners and sandy coalescences stuck to your eyelashes, a wave of toxic fermentation odor escapes from under the cover as you reach, like every morning, to power on your laptop and open the browser on the first favorite website.

Zerohedge.com is loading and you are wondering about what you might have missed and whether gold was pushed down few bucks overnight again and how the USDJPY pair is trading...

But, instead of the usual flow of guest articles, the squawk news and overnight recaps, there was only one large message written in all-caps 50-sized arial black font:

 

IT HAS BEGAN, BITCHEZ

 

You feel perplexed. Is this a joke? what's today's date? was the site closed by the NSA? was it inflitrated? what do they mean by 'IT'?

 

Now you start making up the kind of noises that are coming from outside of your window; people screaming, columns of black smoke rising across the city, the herd of psychotic crowd smashing the glass of a grocery store, frequent and interrupted shots heard...

 

Confused, not sure whether this is real or not, nor what the cause or how extensive the chaos is. You get up to splash your face with cold water, afraid, but know exactly what you are going to do next...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:29 | 4289928 F-Tipp
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...finally pick up that pair of Air Jordans I had my eye on.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:53 | 4289949 AssFire
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...then, show them off to the bitchez @ meetblackpeople.com.

Happy New Year ZHr's!!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:48 | 4290177 Clowns on Acid
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FTip is a black chick...

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:12 | 4290464 frenzic
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such fun such truth

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:35 | 4290156 DoChenRollingBearing
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...reach for my gunz?

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 07:07 | 4290550 GetZeeGold
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Back off.......or the dummy gets it!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:35 | 4290157 Yes_Questions
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I relate.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 02:47 | 4290444 Zero Debt
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Gold gaps up 10,000 dollars. All gold mines shut down due to inability to pay the massive losses on their gold hedges. All brokerage accounts are suspended and all positions closed until further notice. Zero day funding windows close and all major investment banks face cash shortages and cannot roll over positions. Cash markets and OTC trades grind to a halt. Counterparty trust disappears in an instant. Bank runs spread across the world, but no police or security forces can stem the violence at the bank branches because they are not getting paid due to the global banking holiday announced by the IMF. The Pentagon holds an emergency security meeting, after which all US treasuries are announced irredeemable by executive order. The Fed announces a 100 Trillion USD QE to please the markets but it only reinforces the impression that the gates of hell have officially opened and the panic accelerates accordingly. Gold and silver shops are completely empty with no deliveries in sight.

Of course, this would never happen.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:13 | 4290465 Squid-puppets a...
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you forgot the world Bank's / IMF's global bail in , stealing 20% of the capital of every singular bank account in the world except those held in iran, syria and north korea, triggering open warfare against said countries

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 04:58 | 4290499 Zero Debt
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Oh, that would never ever happen, reputable institutions will never do such a thing.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:44 | 4291382 The Burning Planet
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Fuckin' A

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:11 | 4290122 Canadian Dirtlump
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short the US, we must have some common ancestry. Either way, keep up the great work crew and with any luck the colombian dating site ad that appeared on the left side of my screen and I can get some couseling on backdoor penetration from the MSMFA.

 

Happy Gnu year.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:59 | 4290196 Boris Alatovkrap
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Merry Happy Canadia New Year!

You are celebrate with 6 pack of Pilsner and half back bacon!? Maybe you are eating "Poutine*"?

Take off you are hoser!

* Poutine is french fry with gravy and goat solid. Yummmmm! Is not confuse for "Putine" manly bear chest ruler of free world.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:11 | 4290227 Canadian Dirtlump
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blessed New Years Boris. I got a good shine going on royal crown whiskey

http://www.liquorlockerla.com/wp-content/uploads/Crown-Royal.jpg

 

and I am drinking Pilsner from my hometown, Lethbridge, Alberta where it was originally brewed at the now razed sick's brewery.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Style_Pilsner

 

http://www.stubby.ca/images/full/stubby_beer_bottle_molson_294.jpg

 

Many happy returns my friend.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:15 | 4290333 Anusocracy
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Dear Canada,

Please keep your crappy weather to yourself.

Michigan

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:45 | 4291112 Boris Alatovkrap
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Dear AmeriKa,

Please to keep inflationary fiat currency and pilotless kill avionic to self.

Sincerely,

Rest of World

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:09 | 4290788 mofreedom
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What happened to Molson XXX?

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:47 | 4290293 mvsjcl
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Happy New Year, Boris. It ain't perfect here, but it's better than what I see across the Detroit River.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:18 | 4290467 frenzic
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nor for the french putain

1) French word: bitch, prostitute, whore.
2) Familiar french interjection: damn, 'damn it !' 1) Cette fille est une putain.
2) Putain !
2) Putain de merde, tu fais chier !
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:57 | 4290304 williambanzai7
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BANZAI7 NEW YEAR GREETING

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:08 | 4290324 wisehiney
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ok youse guys, some fokker posted up about how this unhn uhhnh uhhnnn SHIT is good for the prostate. But seriously, life is short. Why dig your way there when you can FLY!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:04 | 4290568 GetZeeGold
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Where's the pigs in a blanket chick? Those things are awesome!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:15 | 4290334 wisehiney
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ok youse guys, some fokker posted up about how this unhn uhhnh uhhnnn SHIT is good for the prostate. But seriously, life is short. Why dig your way there when you can FLY!         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4  

Really, I was taught better.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:32 | 4290356 samsara
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Happy New Year William.

Keep up the Great work

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:10 | 4290678 kaiserhoff
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Not that it makes a damn bit of difference in my life, but I really hope that bodacious pair was not photo shopped.  Some things deserve..., authenticity.

Frohes neues Jahr, William, and many thanx;)

The French Bonne année, seems appropo as well.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 21:19 | 4292022 Lmo Mutton
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Oh my WB.  MOAR in 2014!!!???

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 06:44 | 4290542 The Black Bishop
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Happy New Year! Salutations to all Zero Hedge staffers and readers.

Let's hope 2014 doesnt turn into a copy of 1914.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 17:26 | 4291463 Atlantis Consigliore
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Peaceofchit  cockroach media..

Zerohedge, banned at most investment banks,  theft banks, on Fraud Street,  and the Liberal BSing  business cable shows...

Whattabout the Cockroach Main street media?   cmere Tony, tell em what you think:

http://youtu.be/UpHiZAne1aY

 

 

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:40 | 4289823 SilverRhino
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Fuck, I thought this was an article about the most upchecked posts of the year.  That would be an interesting metric as well.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:34 | 4290586 CuttingEdge
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It would more than likely be a list dominated by "Fuck you, quasi-stasi NSA" and "Fuck you, you illegal Kenyan scrote polluting the Oval Office" contributions, if I benchmark using my own voting habits...

Thanks to everyone at ZH for keeping it real.

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:37 | 4290721 Creepy Lurker
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My vote would be for the guy who called O'bomber a dopey little ass napkin. I still chuckle over that sometimes. Happy New Year, Bitchez.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:13 | 4291051 Rory_Breaker
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I don't recall who came up with 'tongue punch her fart box', but that still makes my sides hurt

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 17:50 | 4291511 SilverRhino
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ass napkin?   You're welcome.  Glad you liked that little gem ;-) 

 

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:40 | 4289824 debtor of last ...
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"" a promise of what we can be 100% sure of: Zero Hedge will be there each and every day helping readers expose, unravel and comprehend the fallacy, fiction, fraud and farce that the system is reduced to (ab)using each and every day just to keep the grand tragicomedy going for at least one more day.""

Thanks Tylers, and happy new year!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:04 | 4289833 JustObserving
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The common thread in all the top stories was the degeneration of all institutions in the fascist, police state into farce and lies.  The BLS was making up statistics to get Obama elected, FED was printing trillions ostensibly to improve unemployment but actually for their bankster friends, Obama almost started a major war based on lies and was droning wedding parties in Muslim countries while showing off his humanitarian side with a selfie at the Mandela funeral which cost the taxpayer $11.5 million, Judge Pauley said infinite domestic NSA spying was constitutional, US media blacked out many significant stories so as to not trouble the sheeple enjoying their idiot-boxes, and the NSA was spying on everyone to protect democracy and liberty in the land of the free.

2014 should be even more farcical and fun in the greatest country the world has ever known

Wishing everyone at Zero Hedge the best of the best. May the farce be with you in 2014. And the fun too.

 

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:01 | 4289881 wee-weed up
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And the tragic thing is that the sheeple (who now outnumber us) could care less!

"What channel got DWTS?"

"You see dat Kim's booty?"

"Where's my free shit?"

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:28 | 4290355 samsara
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Happy New Year J.O.

Great posts this year.

Fare Thee Well next year man.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 02:32 | 4290436 Zero Debt
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From a distance, fascism looks a lot like farscism. Prepare accordingly.

Merry new year bitches.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:04 | 4290676 JustObserving
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The farce continues:

Constitution 'exemption' zone spans 100 miles inland of US border– judge

A US federal judge has reaffirmed an Obama administration policy granting officials the authority to search Americans' laptops, citing a controversial premise that makes citizens within 100 miles of the border eligible for a police check.

District Judge Edward Korman made his ruling in New York on Tuesday, more than three years after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit. The ACLU claimed that - since Americans put so much of their lives on their computers, cell phones, and other devices – border officials should have reasonable suspicion before sifting through someone's personal files.

Attorneys argued that searches conducted without reasonable suspicion are a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.

Not so, according to Judge Korman. In his decision Tuesday he argued that the area 100 miles inland falls under a “border exemption.

http://rt.com/usa/court-upholds-laptop-border-searches-041/

No mainstream US media carried this very important story.  The farce grows everyday, far faster than TWTR's price.

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:21 | 4290808 odatruf
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Long real estate 101 miles from any foreign border...

edit: I just checked and sadly my principle home is only 73 miles from Canadaland.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:47 | 4291385 The Burning Planet
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"Obama almost started a major war based on lies and was droning wedding parties in Muslim countries while showing off his humanitarian side with a selfie at the Mandela funeral which cost the taxpayer $11.5 million"

 

Nobel Peace Prize...bitch

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:50 | 4289844 AldoHux_IV
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Cheers!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:53 | 4289847 Stoploss
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Happy New Year to all ZH family!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:56 | 4289854 AZLagun
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Thanks Tyler!  Happy New Year to you and my fellow Zero Hedgers.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:58 | 4289857 One of We
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Backpack pressure cooker Super Bowl prepaid cell 3D printer AR15 thermite anthrax UPS delivered package brown paper Abdul wrapped DHS and TSA avoiding goon squad low brow militia free shit army FUCK YOU BERNANKE!!!!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:10 | 4289878 IridiumRebel
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Al Qaeda to you too!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 02:29 | 4290435 Zero Debt
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Wish you a great STUXNET!

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:40 | 4291104 Tall Tom
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May this year implode into supercritical extreme geometries with a Thermonuclear Explosive result.

 

Now where did I put my Plutonium-239?  Los Angeles, Hollywood, needs to be erased this year.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:01 | 4289986 salvadordaly
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Just "googled" how to fuck with the NSA. How long before, hold on there is someone at the door!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:13 | 4290016 The Gooch
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Don't shoot 'til you see the blue of their helmets.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:03 | 4289996 NotApplicable
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"...and we'll never be royals.."

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:01 | 4290113 Overfed
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And a happy Super Bowl, pressure cooker ammonium nitrate blackpowder blacks muslims liberals progressives shoot bastards bullets bomb anthrax ricin sarin ball bearings dynamite tovex nitroglycerin PETN picric acid lead azide mercury fulminate mohammed to you!!!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:34 | 4290161 DoChenRollingBearing
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Watch your mouth with those ball bearings  !!!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:07 | 4290216 logicalman
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You were already on the list - you just moved up a few levels.

 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 08:39 | 4290592 CuttingEdge
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Ah, the list

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:54 | 4291132 Tall Tom
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Everyone talk like a Terrorist...All of the Time.

 

Defeat the NSA

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4z09el30f8

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 19:58 | 4289858 chunga
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And here's to many more great posts to come.

Happy New Year Tyler and Happy New Year to the best commenters going!

Revelry on the Mountain begins right now! Where's my beer!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:01 | 4289864 Yen Cross
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     Happy New Year, fellow ZHers'. Every year the site grows, and more sheep leave the (MSM) pasture. I wish everyone a wealth filled 2014, whether it be monetarily, or educationally.

    Now drink up Rothschild style Bitchez...

 

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:09 | 4289879 IridiumRebel
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Happy New Years Yen! May your 2014 be lucrative.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:16 | 4289892 Yen Cross
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 The same to you and your beautiful wife, Iridium Rebel. Through all your trials and tribulations over this last/past year you were able to stay connected to your friends at Zero Hedge.

  I find that commendable and testament to the quality person you are...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:36 | 4290166 DoChenRollingBearing
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Telling you all, we got some good fishez here!

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 22:44 | 4290175 Yen Cross
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 There's certainly some KOI in the pond, spy boy.

   Long xau bearings. :-/

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:28 | 4290352 samsara
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Happy New Year to you DoChen. 

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:55 | 4290885 DoChenRollingBearing
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And to you as well, samsara.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:24 | 4290349 samsara
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Happy New Year Yen Cross.  Fare Thee Well next year.

Keep Postin.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:06 | 4289866 IridiumRebel
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Happy New Years BitcheZ! Thanks to the Tyler's and all of you for the information gleaned and the laughs and the wonderful insights. May the BTC and PM folks get along! Remember we have a common goal!

Cheers and lets have a wonderful and liberty filled 2014!!!

Love,
IridiumRebel

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:20 | 4290348 samsara
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You too.  Happy New year.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:07 | 4289868 N57Mike
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Thank you Tyler ...

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 03:19 | 4290468 The Gooch
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Let's get this party started! (Doyle Hargraves band)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swwjTfdOjo4

 

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:05 | 4289870 F-Tipp
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Beyond everything the government does, remember to be good yourself.

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."

~Ben Franklin

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 14:02 | 4291022 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Yes, and BF had a rough time as he was a whorefucking boozehound. (For the record, that is a compliment, not a jab)

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 18:49 | 4291633 F-Tipp
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For real. Good luck finding a better one.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:10 | 4289876 Ralph Spoilsport
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Very Happy New Year to all at ZH and may 2014 blob up to be very much something!

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:20 | 4292477 akak
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May you and every US 'american' citizenism citizen, and every parongong of US 'american' ZeroHedgeism, successfully monolize the health and prosperity means in the crustiest and most mattering way in 2014!

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:15 | 4293751 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Blobbing up has always been the goal from the beginning.

More quest for symetry. Justifying present action using a hypothetical is US citizenish.

My, my, people speaking on their own behalf. Advancement of human kind, as US citizens are used to say.

US citizens excell at getting the wrong idea in many, many things. Useless to incitate them or something. Nothing to do with critical thinking. No needs to parade what is for what is not.

Are there more parangonic than US citizen methods to achieve that?

Doubtful.

But hey, it must be great because it is brought by US citizenism so...

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