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'Bogus' AP tweet about explosion at the White House wipes billions off US markets
The UK Telegraph ^ | April 23, 2013 | Peter Foster

Posted on 04/23/2013 12:14:47 PM PDT by Hojczyk

The US stock market went into a temporary tailspin after hackers broke into the Twitter account of the Associated Press and announced that two bombs had exploded at the White House, injuring Barack Obama.

“Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured,” said the fake “alert” from one of America’s most trusted news sources, briefly fooling some news outlets and sending the Dow Jones plunging 145 points in the space of two minutes — or 1 per cent.

The benchmark S&P 500 index also fell nearly 1 percent in the space of three minutes as the tweet hit the markets. With the S&P valued at roughly $14.6 trillion at the moment of the false tweet, that three-minute plunge briefly wiped out $136.5 billion (£92.2 billion) of the index's value.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: americanpravda; ap; asspress; bhowhitehouse; buttociatedpress; djia; hackers; twitter

1 posted on 04/23/2013 12:14:47 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I would have imagined a hell of a surge upwards.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 12:16:08 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Hojczyk

That would never happen. Islamos don’t blow up their own.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 12:16:32 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Hojczyk

Someone made money..?????

Apples earning are out today


4 posted on 04/23/2013 12:16:49 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Safetgiver

Dittos...


5 posted on 04/23/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Safetgiver

Damn, I HATE IT when you guys beat me to it. Freepers are just too damn smart(alecy). :’))


6 posted on 04/23/2013 12:18:56 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: Safetgiver
I would have imagined a hell of a surge upwards.

Heh. Imagine how excited Joe must've been for a moment there.

7 posted on 04/23/2013 12:20:42 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Dick Bachert

IN BEFORE THE ARREST?


8 posted on 04/23/2013 12:21:02 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Hojczyk

Someone made a LOT of money.

There will be as much accountability as there was
for BenGhazi or Fast&Furious or any of the bank frauds.


9 posted on 04/23/2013 12:23:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Exactly. Why would an enemy bum Obummer?


10 posted on 04/23/2013 12:25:45 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Safetgiver

Ditto.
Pity...


11 posted on 04/23/2013 12:25:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Hojczyk

Thank God our House wasn’t hurt!

Oh, and that guy who lives there, too...


12 posted on 04/23/2013 12:26:17 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Hojczyk

Did not think anyone put any “stock” into any AP reporting.

They have become the Mad Magazine of the MSM.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 12:27:13 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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14 posted on 04/23/2013 12:27:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Hojczyk

Dang


15 posted on 04/23/2013 12:28:45 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
That would never happen. Islamos don’t blow up their own.

Obama steadfastly insists that he is a Christian. His father was Muslim. In the eyes of Muslims, if your father is a Muslim, you are Muslim. Which makes him an apostate in their eyes, and an eligible future recipient of a customized pressure cooker.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 12:30:43 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk

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- Well the “Ricin/Elvis” bs is looking shaky with the Elvis impersonator now released on bond - and Obama’s “Me too! Me too” (his alleged low-level Ricin never got near the WH while someone did walk into Congressional buildings with envelopes for (R-MO) Roger Wicker)

- Time for a “Hey! They bombed me too!” diversion from Opansy and his AP goons......

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17 posted on 04/23/2013 12:30:55 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -- liberals secret fuel economy trick -- simply fill up your tires with propane --)
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To: Charles Martel

Just opened my first Twitter account as #TheRealBenBernanke

Hey guys, watch THIS!!!


18 posted on 04/23/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Safetgiver

Me too, I would think people wpould buy with info like that coming out.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 12:40:04 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Hojczyk

For about 7 minutes. All came back.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 12:44:11 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Hojczyk

I would have bought calls on every stock in the Dow 30.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 12:51:26 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Safetgiver

If you were thinking upward surge, think Joe Biden.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 1:20:21 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Safetgiver
As would I. Joe Biden is a certified buffoon. But even a buffoon accidentally gets something right once in a while.

Even when he gets things wrong most of the time, he provides occasional comic relief.

Not so with BO. He is a bitter miserable man with zero sense of humor.

23 posted on 04/23/2013 1:55:35 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hojczyk

I guess “CONSERVATISMSUX!” wasn’t such a great password after all. :o)


24 posted on 04/23/2013 2:07:56 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: Hojczyk

Huge dip http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/market-summary/


25 posted on 04/23/2013 2:59:21 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“For about 7 minutes. All came back.”

Except I imagine the money changed hands - some lost millions, others gained millions. And the media treats it like “Kids will be kids”.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 3:53:04 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Safetgiver
I would have imagined a hell of a surge upwards.

Two words: Joe Biden

27 posted on 04/23/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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