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The Goldman Sachs elevator Twitter antagonist revealed

With more than 629,000 followers, @GSElevator, the anonymous Twitter account - once thought to be a rogue Goldman Sachs employee - reported on insider things said in the Goldman Sachs elevators for the last three years. According to The New York Times, the tweets "appeal to both Wall Street banks and outsiders who mock the industry." And this last month, the writer of @GSElevator sold a book based on his tweets.

But now, according CNN, "it turns out that the tweets weren't coming from inside Goldman Sachs' elevator. They were coming from Texas." The man behind the tweets is 34-year-old bond executive John Lefevre. The reasoning behind his hijinks? "I went into investment banking and I saw a group of people that aren't as impressive as I thought they were - or as impressive as they thought they were." Lefevre told the Times.

A spokeswoman for Goldman Sachs joked with CNNMoney that "We are pleased to report that the official ban on talking in elevators will be lifted effective immediately."

View some of the tweets that caught that ruffled Goldman Sachs' feathers:

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Rhonda February 25 2014 at 5:51 PM

Seems real kind to the company that single handedly brought down the USA and then got bailed out by the Obama admin.

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commtranz Rhonda February 25 2014 at 7:30 PM

bailed out ny bush paid 4 by obama

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RonRuthNik February 25 2014 at 11:55 AM

Goldman-Sachs..........Yes, #1 on the list of vile organizations the 'Revolution' will be forced to exterminate. Just a matter of time you Godless, soul-less, Bankster b*stards.........

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cr250r79 February 25 2014 at 11:57 AM

"View some of the tweets that caught that ruffled Goldman Sachs' feathers"...wow, really? Who really is writing these stories? But many still regard AOL/HuffPost as serious news sources....

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gedking cr250r79 February 25 2014 at 1:45 PM

Huffpost only prints when you agree with their OPINION.

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gtrwarriordon February 25 2014 at 5:26 PM

"Music was better when ugly people were allowed to make it." I'm sorry, but that is a brilliant quote.

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elj11232 February 25 2014 at 2:37 PM

Huffpost bans you if you expose their super bloggers for hacks and liars.

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poolcreator elj11232 February 25 2014 at 8:34 PM

That's because Huff. Post is a liberal rag meant for readers with IQ's below 60

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StylzByLois February 25 2014 at 10:57 AM

And yet again, a poorly written article….. Incredible...

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plainbrian February 25 2014 at 6:29 PM

boring tweets.. who gives a ****?

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sonofra1 February 25 2014 at 6:21 PM

In a nut shell... the problem with everything is this cult of image that has developed inside the executive offices of American business, whether we are talking faineance related institutions or running an everyday business. American business goes through this from time to time ...the last big one was in the 1980's ...we also had it in the 1950's ...now its rolled around again ...either so bad that they even made movies to satarize it. In short, what it all amounts to, is the distillation of the "trendies" and the "mediocrities" ...all of which cover for one another until they are the ones running the show. In this day and age, I'm all for the physiologically profiling of people before they are given a promotions that puts them over more than 50 people in a bushiness. The American business world ...indeed the world in general, would be much happier, more efficient, and just better all around if we could start weeding out the ego maniacs, mediocrities, necrotic workaholics, and functional sociopaths that far too often find their way into leadership rolls or executive positions BEFORE they do a lot of damage. Just a whimsical thought.

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commtranz sonofra1 February 25 2014 at 7:29 PM


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mountainmania09 sonofra1 February 25 2014 at 10:02 PM

So, you're not willing to scratch my back if I scratch yours?

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jt2 February 25 2014 at 7:08 PM

Hey, he thought he was "doing God's work"!

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abourge458 February 25 2014 at 6:49 PM

Laughs for our progeny to peruse in year 2300

Cool huh? >>>>> EVERY "public" tweet since Tweets started in 2006 goes into the Library of Congress. All 400 million ( USA) a day! Nearly a Billion new ones every 2 days being stored.

Not an internet myth...... Google "Tweets Library of Congress" Many sources.

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mountainmania09 abourge458 February 25 2014 at 9:31 PM

So, cure for the common cold I tweeted is in the Library of Congress?

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