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Google Trends Shows Why The Status Quo "Powers That Be" Should Be Scared. Very Scared

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The volume of searches for the phrase 'Bank Run' has just hit an all-time high - higher now than even during the peak of the Lehman Brothers 'moment'. While English dominates the language choices, the Europeans (Dutch, Germans, and French) are extremely 'interested' as are the Chinese...but it appears the Singaporeans are running the most scared (as we noted here) is perhaps not surprising, followed by the Irish and the Americans - with Germany a disappointing 10th - perhaps they really do not care as much as everyone's bluff-calling hopes. It seems the fears of real 'bank runs' are becoming virtually 'viral' - not a good sign for the stability of the fictional-reserve-banking-dependent status quo.





Source: Google Trends


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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:51 | 2459732 Gypsyducks
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Coming soon to a branch near you.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:57 | 2459761 12ToothAssassin
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Cant run on your branch if you keep deposits below $250.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:21 | 2459869 Pladizow
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Starting with a domino 5 milimeters tall and increasing each successive domino by 150%, the 29th domino will be large enough to topple the Empire State Building!

Part 1 is the bank run, part 2 is to buy PM's.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:26 | 2459901 DoChenRollingBearing
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Bank runs: start early & often!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:27 | 2459906 HarryM
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3:30 smackdown in progress - fucking hysterical

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:31 | 2459916 THX 1178
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Everybody do your part.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:38 | 2459946 whstlblwr
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Where can I buy me some Eurobonds. Fuck QE, I want the Eurobond.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:44 | 2459961 NotApplicable
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Myself, I'm partial to "Beer runs."

B -Double E -Double R - U N

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:07 | 2460028 Normalcy Bias
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Well, personally speaking, that depends on whether or not said "Beer Runs" are of the 'pre' or 'post' party variety...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:48 | 2460178 Dicite justitiam
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My reaction to this thread:

If I was a disinformation agent of TPTB, how would I frustrate a bank run in progress?

I think my best ace in the hole would be to hijack the site and make reassuring posts as TD.

Something to think about: what is the expected disinformation campaign?  How will you corroborate information? 

Assuming MSM chokes crisis info during the critical period, how will you corroborate a bank run?  Social media?  Perhaps facebook will impose one-sided mirrors on personal content, so that it appears as though everything is normal--even though everyone thinks they are sending inquiries to each other--they just never arrive in the recipient's content.  I don't think they could pull it off, but who knows?

How about texting? 

How about time-outs at online banking websites?

I would expect black propaganda in a true bank run. 

I would expect to be too far downstream from settlement failures and frozen M0/M1 to effectively defend my own claims to M0/M1.  Given the current lack of accountability in the US to citizen claims of M0/M1, why should I expect my claim to be heard?  Given the level of fraud in the financial sector, I have no evidence that such a claim will find remedy.

The only thing keeping me from pulling M0/M1 is the lack of evidence that a bank run will occur.  That's pretty stupid.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 20:38 | 2460877 BigJim
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People would know there was a bank run because they would see queues forming outside banks when they went to work.

Unless TPTB shut down the telephone networks as well, there's no way they could keep it secret.

You're right, though, a media blackout would slow it down a lot.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 20:58 | 2460930 Michael
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Here's a preview of bank runs gone wild.

Gold Just Went Over $2000, By Tonight That'll Cheap; Rollover-1981

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 01:48 | 2461407 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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I've figured you out! Government troll! You just got me to waste 2 hours watching Rollover (1981). Damn you!!!

Actually, as cheesy as it was, it's not that far fetched (aside from the Arab demonization - lord knows Bernanke is just as capable of being a soulless piece of shit). I enjoyed the film, but I lost out on a couple hours of research . . . . and now I'm suspicious . . . send my regards to the DHS. J/K, but I'm sure they're watching, so >>>

DHS & Other Agencies

Domestic Security

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 03:55 | 2461527 Harlequin001
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That'll be an intercontinental ballistic bank run then...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 23:22 | 2461181 palmereldritch
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Well, these guys must feel especially twitchy


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:35 | 2459931 mammoth mo
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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:33 | 2460513 He_Who Carried ...
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TD stop the nonsense.

Here is the actual google ranking...

with 'allen iverson' or is that "Alien Invasion" at #2.

Btw, what does your graph show? 5.5 people looked up "bank run"?

Mymy, the end is nigh...! lol

What has become of this site?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:41 | 2460739 Bring the Gold
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Appears its being searched for more than generic a factor of 6 so who knows what that means. Pretty sure ONE person is not the only one looking for the word porn. Who knows what their numbers represent




vs Bank Run


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 20:40 | 2460884 BigJim
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Well spotted

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:02 | 2460936 Bringin It
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Traffic from Singapore and Michigan is off the scale.  Hmm, wonder why?  Michigan, OK, it's been collapsing for a long time.  I can imagine people in some parts there of, looking around at their local surroundings deteriorate, and as a result being inspired to querry about 'Bank Runs', but I don't think Singapore fits that demographic.

Do alot of these masking techniques, like TOR, wind up generating IP addresses that map to Singapore?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:08 | 2460954 UP Forester
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Easy explanation of the Michigan stuff:  The 25K Fifth Third River Bank Run.

Fact-checking is fun.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:14 | 2460968 Bringin It
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Any thoughts on all the traffic from Singapore??

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:38 | 2461018 UP Forester
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Try looking at Q3 from Singapore's MOF FAQ page....

Perhaps people are wondering just how much and where the gov's "investments" are, and how safe.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 23:20 | 2461189 palmereldritch
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Nice catch.  Plus one has to remember that zombies rarely run.

Maybe it will be a Bank Lurch instead...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 00:42 | 2461338 NuckingFuts
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UWSP grad?  Me,'95.  fact cheching is fun.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 00:56 | 2461357 UP Forester
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Nah, I went to Tech.  Fact czeching is fun, too.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 01:49 | 2461411 NuckingFuts
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you certainly learned more about spelling but can you drink? :)

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 01:52 | 2461412 NuckingFuts
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dup, .... and BICHTEZ........ USA, USA!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:58 | 2461152 taeonu
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The main google trend page just shows what is trending at that specific time.  If you look at the trends over a specific time range, you get the info that TD presented here.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 07:20 | 2461612 Taint Boil
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Btw, what does your graph show? 5.5 people looked up "bank run"?

Do you really think ZH is that dumb???? Nice Tits.

7. How is the data scaled?

The data is scaled based on the average search traffic of the term you’ve entered.

There are two modes of scaling – relative and fixed – and the only difference between them is the time frame that’s used to calculate the average. However, fixed scaling is only available as a .csv export. Please note that the ability to see numbers on the graph and to export this data with either mode of scaling are available only after you’ve signed into your Google Account for Trends.

In relative mode, the data is scaled to the average search traffic for your term (represented as 1.0) during the time period you’ve selected. For example, if you entered the term dogs, the graph you’d see would be scaled to the average of all search traffic for dogs from January 2004 to present. But if you chose a specific time frame – say 2006 – the data would then appear relative to the average of all search traffic for dogs in 2006. Then, let’s suppose that you notice a spike in the graph to 3.5; this spike means that traffic is 3.5 times the average for 2006.

In fixed mode, the data is scaled to the average traffic for your term during a fixed point in time (usually January 2004). In our example, 1.0 would be the average traffic of dogs in January 2004. If you chose 2006 as your time frame, you would be comparing data for dogs in 2006 to its data in January 2004. Since the scale basis (1.0) doesn’t change with time, you can look at different time periods, and relate them to each other. (Note: For keywords without a historical record, it may not be possible to establish a fixed scale).

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:35 | 2459933 Brindle702
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Hey!  That's my voting strategy!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:38 | 2459944 ZackLo
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Beautiful bankrun....No matter what. a dynamic system that is unsustainable will seek stability.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:08 | 2459999 Pegasus Muse
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:35 | 2460337 The_Euro_Sucks
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I do a bankrun every month after pay is in (Dutch here). Today for the first time ever, the machine was almost out of paper. As mr. Hugh Henry stated well, the one who panics first panics best. 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:22 | 2460477 vast-dom
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bank runs are irrelevant since banks are no longer in the banking business; rather, they  are the instruments of central planning and vice-versa.

At recent levels of intervention we transact in trans-fractional fictional banking, ZIRP, central buy-backs and shadow books. Put even more simply: once upon a time there were interest rates on savings and consequent multiplier effects as function of said savings; today, it's an enitrely different story.....the markets float with few retail investors and banks function with few retail savers and even today there was a report that banks had record profits in 2012 so far.......TPTB aren't concerned. Too bad. I'm shorting the planet and SKYNET foils me almost everyday from 3pm till close. 


Tyler: keep repeating it and one day....

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:43 | 2460749 Bring the Gold
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Sure an electronic bank run ie transferring funds from one bank to another, probably won't do anything. If folks start withdrawing physical cash, that would be different especially once/if word got out.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:11 | 2460962 Bringin It
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So, in today's day and age, Greek banks, for instance, will be able to function, ie. keep up the facade, as they trend towards zero depositors' deposits??

Banking, what a gig ...

Germany will have plenty of work as the Euro cheapens.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 23:37 | 2461222 palmereldritch
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You have some great points.  If there is a run it will take an unsuspected form and cause previously unseen chaos.  It is no longer the 30's, case in point being those once obvious food lines now stealthily disguised as many regular Walmart shoppers.

If things get really nasty and the TPTB don't get their way they can always threaten to maintain a cancellation of the EBT cards at local Walmarts.

How's that for a widespread network of human misery reactors in meltdown-mode, embedded in communities scattered across the country.

And everyone thought Fukishima was bad.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:40 | 2460573 New_Meat
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dcrb: saw u got junked.  must be a newbie.  glad ur still around. - ned

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:31 | 2461006 DoChenRollingBearing
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A self-serving + 1!

Thanks, Ned!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:21 | 2461102 Newsboy
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Run, Forrest, Run!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:19 | 2459870 Xkwisetly Paneful
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Google trends wants QE to infinity. What am I missing besides the axis not being labelled accurately as usual?

Oh the notion that this represents pure data and isn't being gamed?

Well the one good thing is they won't have to sell gold to meet depositors demands.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:20 | 2459881 mayhem_korner
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I did my bank runs 18-24 months ago - 3 currencies in 2 locations, neither of which have tellers.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:54 | 2459983 RiverRoad
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US captains of industry are gettin' their Euros out while the gettin's good too.  Only question is where are they gonna put it?????

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:59 | 2459768 strannick
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Bank run + Interest Rate Swaps (JPM)=20,000$ Gold

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:01 | 2459789 Dr. Richard Head
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My sources tell me a bank holiday is coming as soon as Monday.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:14 | 2459842 Paul Atreides
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This would be the weekend to do it, there isn't another western 3 day weekend holiday alignment other then Christmas and New Years.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:22 | 2459876 Pladizow
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I've heard the same each of the last four memorial/labour day weekends!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:20 | 2459882 azzhatter
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Labor day

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:14 | 2460063 Harbanger
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Holiday Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day (Observed) Monday, January 16  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 20 Presidents’ Day Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day Monday, September 3 Labor Day Monday, October 8 Columbus Day Friday, November 12 Veterans’ Day (Observed) Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day


There's 4 more 3 day weekends for banks in 2012

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:14 | 2459843 WonderDawg
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I heard the same. I'd bet everything that the US banks will be closed on Monday.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:17 | 2459865 john39
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pretty safe bet since monday is a holiday in the U.S. anyway.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:46 | 2459963 _ConanTheLibert...
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 07:26 | 2461617 Taint Boil
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Try something new - see if you can spot a joke.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:16 | 2459860 kridkrid
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I have a friend (kind of... I don't like him a whole lot, but he talks a lot when he's drunk) anyway... he works at the FDIC... Monday should be interesting.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:18 | 2459873 Robot Traders Mom
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We all have those "friends" in our lives...Why should it be interesting? Banks are closed.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:29 | 2461003 CPL
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The people are off, the machines aren't.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:19 | 2459874 bigkahuna
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dry...very dry.

I like it.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:06 | 2460461 Paul Atreides
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Hook line and sinker...well played sir well played.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:15 | 2459851 Ol Man
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I just did a google image search on "bank run"...


That's some funny shit, right thar'....


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:08 | 2460952 mayhem_korner
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It's a hell of a start, it could be made into a monster if we all pull together as a team.

(Waters, Have a Cigar)

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 01:59 | 2461423 NuckingFuts
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They call it ridin' the gravy train

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:19 | 2459866 Caviar Emptor
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What a sad way to go.....can't make this stuff up :

Foul play was ruled out on Thursday in the deaths of a farm worker and his two sons who ended up buried deep in manure at a 2-million gallon waste pit on a Maryland dairy farm.


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:10 | 2460049 Normalcy Bias
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More of a shitty than sad way to go...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:11 | 2460055 Sam Clemons
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Not so fast.. was it a raw milk farm?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:14 | 2460252 Uncle Remus
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Vern - is that you?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:47 | 2460588 vintageyz
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Versus fowl play and buried in chicken shit! bada bing bada boom.  

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:59 | 2459995 Strider52
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I was going to comment on taking money out of the bank, but that would be akin to putting it on FacePlant for all to see. ZH gets a lot of traffic too. So, "I know NOTHING!" h/t Col. Klink.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:41 | 2461133 slewie the pi-rat
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at the risk of eye injury, sgtSchultz just called and said you had great hogans, stride

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:10 | 2460037 JustObserving
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The "powers that be"  scared?  Not in the US of A.  Just raise the terror threat level one notch and everyone will be willingly groped by the TSA.

Homeland security is there to enhance your insecurity.

Some people are still under the illusion that the USA is a democracy - keep dreaming the American dream.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 02:12 | 2461438 boattrash
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JO, and some are not. Hell, when I saw the headline, I expected another article on gun sales.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:22 | 2460084 LongSoupLine
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but, but Soc Gen's CEO, Overlander, is on CNBS saying "all's well" and "no capital raising needed" and "no sign of outflows"


Fucking liar!!!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:05 | 2460636 SheepDog-One
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Right, theyre all tripping over themselves yelling 'all is well, never been better!'....what need to print? Theyre going to have to show it first.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:48 | 2460758 eaglefalcon
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already ran my bank and took most of my money out.  

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:51 | 2459735 Au Member
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when the phrase 'find and kill the pindar' is top of google searches, then I'll be happy

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:52 | 2459738 cherry picker
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It is amazing isn't it, in our secure, protected world, things like drought and old fashioned bank runs can make grown men shake?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:52 | 2459739 Jalibb
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aka "banker runs"

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:58 | 2459990 RiverRoad
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Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 20:52 | 2460916 BKbroiler
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ha. maybe there is karma.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:52 | 2459740 iDealMeat
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Humm,  I already ran..  and finished the race..  feeling pretty good..

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:52 | 2459741 ShowMeTheTime
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Slow day, huh Tyler...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:56 | 2459757 Tyler Durden
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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:01 | 2459786 pepperspray
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:03 | 2459798 pepperspray
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Michigan is fucked

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:19 | 2459875 Mad Max
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OMFG that is fucked up (5 Michigan cities topping the city list, BY FAR).  Wonder what's happening.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:54 | 2459970 SilverTree
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:17 | 2460073 Mad Max
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Hilarious!  And the fact that a BANK is sponsoring the "river bank run" - great.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:43 | 2460745 memyselfiu
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LOL! Well done!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:51 | 2460766 Bring the Gold
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Mystery solved hehehe.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:19 | 2459877 kridkrid
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I was going to comment... weird... 4 western michigan towns... certainly not the worst off locations in the state.  What's going on over there... and how can I get in on it :-).

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:19 | 2459878 PeterLemonJello
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Considering I'm in Detroit...I know where I'll be stopping after work tonight.  WTF

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:22 | 2459889 kridkrid
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the part with or without street lights?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:25 | 2460098 Marginal Call
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Aka:  above ground copper mines.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:27 | 2459903 kridkrid
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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:28 | 2459910 kridkrid
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Might I suggest a travel agent or a realtor?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:42 | 2459958 karp4cy
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Don't you mean an insurance agent and a match...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:47 | 2460176 Divine Wind
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Grew up near Schafer and 6 Mile (deep in the hood), finished high school and left the very next day for, ohhhh, about 30 years. This city is finished.

Its Cold in the 'D'



Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:34 | 2461012 PeterLemonJello
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One of my all time favorite clips

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:53 | 2459972 _ConanTheLibert...
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:03 | 2460010 MsCreant
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They are really fucked in India!


South Africa

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 00:50 | 2461348 Hulk
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There's a billion of em, someone's getting fucked for sure !!!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:41 | 2459957 XitSam
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This data would be much more interesting if it was per capita. Singapore with a population of 5M.  Greece, population 11M.  Hong Kong 7M.  US 310M.  Changes everything.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:45 | 2460172 Sabibaby
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I just made a bot run google searches of "Bake Rum" to see if I can start a run on rum.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:25 | 2460991 Bringin It
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This data would be much more interesting if it was per capita.

That's there business.  They want you to buy that knowledge. 

In the meantime, they give out teasers, loss/leaders.

Imagine what the NSA can conjure with the data mining opportunity available on the inside.

What happens if they can see clearly enough in the future that they are fucked?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:21 | 2460078 gaoptimize
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I'm fascinated by the site demographics:  Highly educated rich old asian guys ;)

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:49 | 2460180 Normalcy Bias
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The demographics are very interesting, and even a little surprising. Thanks!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:33 | 2460552 Day_Of_The_Tentacle
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Do you know what kind of data the charts are based on? Like, how it is compiled, when we are all supposed to be anonymous?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:29 | 2461002 Bringin It
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I'm not Asian.  Am I?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:37 | 2461017 DoChenRollingBearing
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I buy bearings from Korea.  Does that count too?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:45 | 2460170 Cruel Aid
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Throw us a bone. What is the Singapore story? I thought it was a monitary mecca.

Not so much?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:58 | 2459743 xtop23
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Top search on Yahoo remains Katherine Heigl and her new adopted baby.

We have a long way to go.

UPDATE: Diana DeGarmo is engaged is now number 1.

I need an airsick bag.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:59 | 2459772 nope-1004
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What is Yahoo?  Search engine?  Mail portal?  What's its market?  What do they do?

I struggle to understand exactly what this company does and why it even exists.  Do they sell something?  Buy something?  WTF?  BTW, their free mail sucks donkey balls. 


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:00 | 2459785 A Lunatic
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Joe Biden is a fucking Yahoo...............

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:08 | 2459820 Bay of Pigs
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Hey Joe, suck a bag of dicks

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:04 | 2460017 MsCreant
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He is a politician, isn't that redundant?

Hey sweetie.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:39 | 2460572 free market dreamer
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who's joe biden??? football player?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:46 | 2459799 blunderdog
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It's a media company.  They're advertisers.

Edit: That's a suprising junk-count for such a simple post of a fact.  Anyone care to explain?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:16 | 2460974 Calmyourself
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Simple no one here likes you..  Oh and some of your leftist tripe is tiring.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 09:35 | 2461931 blunderdog
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If you have a problem with the content, AND you have some balls, you'll come at me.


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 04:10 | 2461530 xtop23
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Just getting blasted for the captain obvious statement don't take it personal.

Look at the bright side, You live in a country that cherishes free speech..... ummm .... you don't have to worry about being black bagged to Guantanamo without a tri ..... errrr.... you can take to the streets and peacefully voice your displeasure at government without fear of repris.......okay nm you're fucked.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 09:35 | 2461934 blunderdog
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Yeah, guess that's it--that motive didn't even occur to me.  Obviously there would be a pile-on after I asked.  Hah.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:10 | 2459818 BeetleBailey
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Yahoo! is a place where the lower half of the journalism graduates of the world work.

Mucho, MUCHO spelling errors and jumbled syntax, hombre. Ole~

Tiene usted ka ka en su pantelones..of Justin Bieber? Que? Como?

Who cares.....YOU apparently do, to Yahoo!

It's a place of non stop Kim KarDOUCHEian, Neat Meals In Under 2 Minutes in Your Nuker, and Man Bites Dawg "news" stories on the Yahoo! "slide show of ka ka" are puked out, 24/7/365.

It's a place where one can go to find such tidbits as "Is Romney Relevant" or such juicy things as "LiLo Rocks a Dress"" headlines grab your eyes for a fleeting second....then you realize where you are.

It's everything you mentioned...and worse.

It's internet hell.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:16 | 2459858 xtop23
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That's precisely why it's such a good barometer for what the uninformed masses are digesting.


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:08 | 2460039 Oh regional Indian
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The most sadistic shit I've seen on Yahoo is those families struggling to make it through the depression series. 

Insane, perverse, make-em-cry-on-camera pavlovian simplicity and just plain wrong.

Anything to make .001 cents.



Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:16 | 2459859 nope-1004
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LOL.  I +1 you.

I'm old school.  I need to see something to invest in it.  Even FB, as overhyped as it is, has some value and marketable traffic.  But Yahoo?  I did have a free email account a few years ago.  Pure torture.


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:24 | 2459895 CvlDobd
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Stay out of gold then. Shit just sits there.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:20 | 2460983 RiverRoad
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Especially when the Big Boys are buying.  When they get their fill watch what happens.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:10 | 2460048 shovelhead
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They should merge with Huff Po and rebrand as Huff Poo.

Keynesian Kardashian news.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:31 | 2460114 Marginal Call
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Yahoo is awesome.  I like their email accounts and fantasy football and pick em leagues.  The NFL sportswriters are good, except Chris Chase.


I'd never invest, and I don't use their search.  But I use yahoo for a ton more than any other site.  I've never clicked an ad.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:23 | 2460522 Bruce Flea
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Mail portal?

Nah, that would be Barney Frank.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:45 | 2461030 Bringin It
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Yahoo, like Google is all about seeing who does what with whom.  Yahoo has some threads that pre-date Google.  Maybe that's why Yahoo still exists??

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 23:37 | 2461221 Terra-Firma
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Yahoo is the old Facebook

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:04 | 2459801 Crack-up Boom
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Yeah, but you can't join in a bank run if you don't have a bank account.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:53 | 2459744 LawsofPhysics
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Let me know when the search for "how to build your own guillotine" goes up.  Then you might have something there.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:23 | 2459891 malikai
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:52 | 2459975 BlueCollaredOne
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Take a look at the city indicated as being number one on the link you posted, Seattle. 

Now check out the trend for Suicide and note that Seattle comes in 2nd place. 

If you have any family in Seattle call them tonight and tell them you love them, and that everythings going to be ok. 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:08 | 2460036 malikai
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Will do - I'll let them know there are better uses for the rope and that they should save it.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:10 | 2460959 delacroix
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my policy, is homicide before suicide.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 21:35 | 2461013 deflator
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me too, if i gotta go out like that, definitely gonna try to take somebodies with.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:50 | 2460185 Marginal Call
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Most of the Alaska commercial fishers are based in Ballard/Seattle and anybody who can afford it has a boat.  We sell and use a lot of rope here.


For fun I googled rope from Seattle:  And Boat lines and a Foo Fighters song came up, which you know, Dave Grohl/Seattle.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 20:02 | 2460791 ZeroAvatar
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If you lived in rainy-assed 'sheithole', you'd wanna commit hari-kari too.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:01 | 2459745 AlaricBalth
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And Zerohedge has seen a spike again as well. In times of great uncertainty people seek the most reliable sources for information.

And Zerohedge's Time on Site rate has hit an all time high while the Bounce Rate has achieved a new low.  

Way to go!!!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:18 | 2459852 dwdollar
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When people want the facts and truth, they come to Zerohedge. When people want to feel good and believe all is OK as they run with the other lemmings in a psychotic mass delusion that it ain't really that bad (even though the central banks themselves have implicitly said otherwise by their own actions), they go to the legacy media.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:54 | 2460774 memyselfiu
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What a silly comment to post under such a silly non-story meant to scare and obfuscate.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:17 | 2459867 BlueCollaredOne
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Im pleasantly suprised by the numbers Alexa shows on Zerohedge.  Number 764 site in the US?  No wonder TPTB are scared.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:01 | 2460003 RiverRoad
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The whole State Department is logged on.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:30 | 2460101 AlaricBalth
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Someone keeps junking anything good said about ZH. Must be Blodget at Business Insider. Sorry BI, your Alexametrics don't stand up to ZH.
Junk at your leisure.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:06 | 2460235 fuu
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Haters will hate.

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