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Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

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The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.

 

 

Mr Stuart's background (via The Journal Star),

Stuart was a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Business Administration.

 

In 1969, Stuart joined Citibank in New York City and served as a loan officer until 1973, when he joined First Commerce Bancshares (then NBC Co.) as executive vice president. He was named president in 1976, chairman and CEO in 1978, and also became chairman and CEO of National Bank of Commerce in 1985. Stuart spent his life building the organization into an important business voice in Lincoln, friend and colleague Brad Korell said.

 

“He was a very successful banker,” said Korell, who worked with Stuart for more than 30 years. “I always felt that he was a visionary. He really did build one of the most successful and admired banking organizations in the Midwest.”

 

Stuart spent much of his career with First Commerce Bancshares, a $3 billion multi-bank holding company headquartered in Lincoln. First Commerce was sold to Wells Fargo in 2000.

 

He is a former member of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and was appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman to the board of the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 2008. Stuart was also involved with natural resources-related groups such as Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and U.S. National Forest Foundation.

 

He served on the international board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the boards of the University of Nebraska Foundation and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

According to Korell, Stuart was living in Scottsdale, overlooking his family's financial investments, as well as golfing and fishing.

Which brings the total number of recent banker deaths to 9 (via Intellihub):

1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.

2- Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.

3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.

4 – Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.

5 – Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.

6 -Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.

7 – Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago.  No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.

8 - Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.

 


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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Greenskeeper_Carl
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alright, i admit it, Im curious now...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:19 | Link to Comment Squid-puppets a...
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'It was JPMorgan....on the rooftop....with the revolver'

Shall we play another round of Cludo?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Ben Shalom in the pantry with a candlestick.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:39 | Link to Comment J S Bach
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"Successfully" done in.  Please continue the process.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:42 | Link to Comment MagicHandPuppet
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Suicide is contagious when the most powerful people need to tie up loose ends.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:57 | Link to Comment remain calm
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When Jammie Diamond hangs himself wearing Yellins panties, bra, fishnet hose and pumps and they blame it on erotic asphyxiation then we are on to something. Oh wait... will he have his cuff links on? Stay tuned.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:07 | Link to Comment xtop23
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The chickens is comin' home to roost y'all.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:32 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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Makes sense to me. 7 kids is enough to kill anyone.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 04:09 | Link to Comment Mentaliusanything
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And add Jason Salais 34 year old IT professional from JMP. Died of a strange slow heat attack at 34, but was in the prime of his life

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/02/another-sudden-death-of-jpmorgan-worker-34-year-old-jason-alan-salais/

Nothing to see here, happens all the time. Hey Look over there, its Mack the Knife

 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 07:49 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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i admit it, Im curious now...

 

Best keep that to yourself.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:31 | Link to Comment MonsterBox
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Good start for this "Treadstone" op.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:50 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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This just in:  Cause of death was a belt-sander.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:26 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Well, it is quicker and more humane than a cheese grater.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:59 | Link to Comment remain calm
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It's raining bankers. How high will the count go. It's tragic.

 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:36 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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Doesn't the song go, "it's raining bankers, hallelujah, it's raining bankers, amen?"

Those Weather Girls were clearly ahead of their time.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:35 | Link to Comment oefi
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The Chineese have a saying: Kill one, teach 100, kill 10 to teach 1000 or just kill all.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:40 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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In the USA There must be 10,000+ or so "banker executives". So statistically, 2-3 die every week or so on average. I don't see any story here.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:28 | Link to Comment OceanX
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Except, what is the statistical probablility of suicide with a nail gun? That really puzzles me...

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:23 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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It's not enough to make a vast right-wing conspiracy.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:48 | Link to Comment FMR Bankster
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So a 77 year old retired banker who worked 15 years ago for a tiny bank in Lincoln Nebraska died. Tyler's this is a real stretch. Come up with some more guys who committed suicide by nail gun if you want to stay with this "story".

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:57 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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<-----  I got 'yer nail gun right here.

I still agree, this one's quite a stretch.  Tell me he shot himself in the back of the head twice, I'm all over it.  Tell me he dies of a heart attack in his hottub, I'm on board.  But this dog don't hunt unless there's more to it than is being reported right now.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:39 | Link to Comment jez
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I agree with FMR Bankster.

 

The newspaper report doesn't give Mr Stuart's age (or cause of death), but we know that he joined a little bank in Lincoln in 1969, after graduating. So the latest he could have been born is probably about 1947. So he would have been 66 or 67 years old, and maybe more.

 

And by the sound of it, he was retired and living in Scottsdale. Maybe he died on the golf course. Maybe he died in his sleep. The poor guy doesn't sound like one of our overlords to me, or an overlord's minion. Retired bank managers (and chiropractors, and truck drivers, and electricians and farmers) die every day. It's normal. What's suspicious about this death?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:21 | Link to Comment halfawake
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Ditto. I need a chart that analogs this year's banker deaths with a typical year's, then we'll see what's up. Let's add the SP and AUD/USD for kicks.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 02:15 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Nothing vast about that one.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:28 | Link to Comment OceanX
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Except, what is the statistical probablility of suicide with a nail gun? That really puzzles me...

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 15:38 | Link to Comment StandardDeviant
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In London there are about 400,000 people employed in the City, and another 130,000 or so in Canary Wharf. Any actuaries out there want to tell us how many of those people are expected to die within any given month?  Keep in mind, too, that it's not like everyone in financial services is a model of sobriety and healthy living, even in these days of relative austerity.

As for "executives"... The poor fellow from JPM was in IT; hardly one of Dimon's drinking buddies.  You have to understand the rampant title inflation in the banks: if you're not at least a "Vice President", your job probably involves cleaning products.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:43 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Mark Madoff in the living room with a dog leash.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:49 | Link to Comment Vice
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The gremlin Yellen in the vault with the inkjects

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 02:35 | Link to Comment Muenkey
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I say it is Hank Paulson in the back room with a Bazooka

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:36 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Mmm, looks like we are starting to see a pattern here.

I wonder if there are other similarities other than being bankers...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:10 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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11/09/13 Patrick Sheehan - Wells Fargo - Killed in auto accident.
Sheehan, whose 26-year banking career included stints at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., joined San Francisco-based Wells Fargo in June 2010, specializing in not-for-profit health-care clients. He headed the bank’s unit serving that industry for the eastern U.S.

And a banker of Ecobank, Babatunde Oke, on Thursday, died in the custody of the Falomo Police Divisional Headquarters in Lagos, after he was detained for three days over his alleged involvement in a N1.2m fraud. Though the real cause of his death is yet to be ascertained, witnesses said he slumped at the police station after taking a soft drink.

The police in Africa sure know how to treat a banker in custody.

And one more: Banker murdered by gay lovers
CHENNAI: A probe into the murder of a 57-year-old bank official in Velachery last Thursday led investigators to a concoction of unnatural sex, blackmail and retribution. http://m.timesofindia.com/city/chennai/Banker-murdered-by-gay-lovers/art...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:39 | Link to Comment Wait What
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man, my 'one shot per death' bottle of scotch gets lighter by the day.

drinks are on me the day Bernanke or any of his uber-dove minions show up on the ZH blotter.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Leonardo Fibonacci2
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When i lose money: i don't get mad, i get stabby !

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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You're a one trick stabby but that's ok.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment Leonardo Fibonacci2
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ok so here is another:

Fat Tony: Bart, is it wrong to steal a loaf of bread to feed your starving family? 
Bart: No. 
Fat Tony: Well, suppose you got a large starving family. Is it wrong to steal a truckload of bread to feed them? 
Bart: Uh uh. 
Fat Tony: And, what if your family don't like bread? They like... cigarettes? 
Bart: I guess that's okay. 
Fat Tony: Now, what if instead of giving them away, you sold them at a price that was practically giving them away. Would that be a crime, Bart? 
Bart: Hell, no. 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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You don't happen to get nail gun-y, do you? Like 8 shots from a nail gun? To the head and torso?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:16 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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Jump, you fuckers! Let's pick up the pace, assholes.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:03 | Link to Comment rehypothecator
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I'm not so sure that the bankers who are dying are the ones we really wish were dying.  

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 02:20 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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Maybe they were caught reading too many articles about Snowden releases.

Is anyone keeping track of intelligence analysts suicides?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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He joined some bank in 1969... he was freaking OLD!

As for the rest, the jury is hung by a nailgun.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:31 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Apparently that polaroid of him is as well.

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment TheRideNeverEnds
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It is nothing complicated, they had just been short the "market" thinking we are still in some kind of fundamentals driven free market therefore could expect some cyclicality and two sided trade. 

 

Once they realized this is no longer the case, they killed themselves.  

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:31 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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If this turns out to involve a nail gun or an errant cordless drill, some of us are gonna start to get suspicious.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:34 | Link to Comment myne
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Is it possible that a lone person is doing enough research on their weak points to convince them to choose to jump?

The age old story: If you don't kill yourself, we will kill your family.

Go read about winding entrails. Many times the victim would wind their own intestines around a tree to save their family.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:31 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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To whichever Tyler wrote this particular piece of tripe...

Fuck you and the whore you rode in on.

I expect about 10% higher performance levels out of this site than has been evident lately.

Perhaps zombies ate your brain.

Maybe it's just better to publish crap that grabs eyeballs than information that might have some value. I don't know.

But this kind of jolly garbage about really old dead bankers is way beyond the tolerance levels of my bullshit detector.

At least pretend you respect what passes for our collective intelligence when you throw shit at the wall to see if it sticks.

 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:50 | Link to Comment Catflappo
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Wow - 9 in the entire world in recent weeks!   That is really really getting up there.

I wonder how it compares to [insert any other profession in the world]?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:06 | Link to Comment max2205
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The mothership beamed them all UP

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:35 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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I hope that there's a lot of room on the mothership.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:07 | Link to Comment HyBrasilian
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Must have had it all in bitcoins at $1000

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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Fonestar?  FONESTAR?!  You there buddy?  Aw man, I'm really sorry for those things I said.  I didn't mean it, honest.  Why!?  Why Fonestar WHY?!

On a side note, I got in for 1k btc @$.12.  Cashed out 10% per hundy up to $1k.  I wouldn't touch btc now.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:07 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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soon you will need to dedicate a special section of ZH to dead bankers - bizarre

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment Four chan
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lol

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment max2205
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Tallest building in Scottsdale is 2 floors

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:18 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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"Tallest building in Scottsdale is 2 floors"

But he got up and jumped from the top again, nine times.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:25 | Link to Comment seek
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That's not quite true, but it's doubtful he jumped. This is my area of operations so I'll keep an eye out for anything.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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This is getting real nasty, something is on the way and it will definitely hurt.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Pre rapture Bitchez, for doing God's work !!!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:13 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Again I gotta be the bad guy? How many years is this guy retired? Spent his time fishing? This guy has what to do with what?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment new game
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the trend is your ________. my condolances to the next (in advance). double digits soon.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:19 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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Rainbow trout have gotten the vengeance they so richly deserve.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:59 | Link to Comment Hulk
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You always ruin our fun...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Omen IV
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Hopefully we move faster from #10 to #666 than from #1 to #9

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:13 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Not sure this one counts.....seems like he has been out of the fraud business for awhile. 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:03 | Link to Comment louisianagold
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Hell no.  Count it.  Put it on the board.  We'll take it.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:13 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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He is a former member of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and was appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman to the board of the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 2008. Stuart was also involved with natural resources-related groups such as Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and U.S. National Forest Foundation.

 

He served on the international board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the boards of the University of Nebraska Foundation and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

  Not your typical sociopath's profile.  so... what goes?     Guilty conscience or witness elimination?  What's National Bank of Commerce been involved in?


Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:31 | Link to Comment Freddie
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What's National Bank of Commerce been involved in?

Wells Fargo and Warner Buffert.

Also these dead bankers are not the chosen people.

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:32 | Link to Comment ceilidh_trail
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How about a normal, natural passing? He began working in 1969. That's 45 years ago. Assuming he graduated college in his early 20's, he was 66+. Sometimes there really is nothing to see here... My sympathy to his family.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 04:18 | Link to Comment ebear
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Duck Fraud.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:13 | Link to Comment starman
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Its a rare deasese called QESISES!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:15 | Link to Comment horot
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Celente suspects there are 20 of those banker dead. Maybe he's right.

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/2/18_Ce...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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From the article:

when all else fails, they take you to war. Or maybe in the case of the bankers, when all else fails and you know too much, you’re dead.”

-Gerald Celente.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Bangin7GramRocks
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You guys quote this Celente character as if he is some sort of prophet. Homeboy must have a knack for talking some serious bullshit. How much does he ask you to "donate" for his bibles full of wisdom?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:39 | Link to Comment MsCitizen2
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Thanks for this Celente link; its a "keeper."

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Stuart spent much of his career with First Commerce Bancshares, a $3 billion multi-bank holding company headquartered in Lincoln. First Commerce was sold to Wells Fargo in 2000.

Wells Fargo. The same Criminal orgaization that launders drug money for the Criminal CIA. Nuff said. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's going on.

The Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate is afraid, nervous, tired, running out of time & eating their own.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment new game
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the skeletons are getting real and coming back to life!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:22 | Link to Comment Squid-puppets a...
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jp morgan is the link to many of the other deaths. But it wouldnt surprise me if, seeing the spotlight on jpm, other banks start offing their inconvenient truthers

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 03:47 | Link to Comment UselessEater
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All usefull idiots may now choose left path for nail gun medal or right path for FEMA camp holiday home.....

 

ps. sorry to the families, pretty shitty stuff to have pasted all over the net

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Death by autoerotic asphyxiation.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:20 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Probably Doc. That's a better guess than would be whistle blower eaten alive by sockeye salmon.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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It does get the clicks though.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:28 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:31 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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The gentle soft spoken bankers are the worst. She deserved everything she got.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:44 | Link to Comment Intoxicologist
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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.  Wasn't that a TV show?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 06:37 | Link to Comment o2sd
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That's really suspicious. I mean, who dies at 86 of Alzheimers of all things. FFS. Nice glasses though.

 

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment deerhunter
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Maybe wanted to make carp a gamefish in America and was offed by some snooty trout fisherman? Just speculation of course, umm never mind !

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:49 | Link to Comment Lednbrass
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Carpe carpio!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:19 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Sounds like he was retired and in his 70's; could just be a heart attack.

Nebraska, home of the corn/ethanol lobby, lots of futures contracts for Big Ag too.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:11 | Link to Comment DonFromWyoming
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He was retired and would have turned 71 this coming Thursday.

Tylers - you need to do a better job of fact checking things like this before you waste my time with bad info such as this post.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:19 | Link to Comment W74
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At least he produced 7 white children.  See, there's a positive, and with all the money he made while being a banker they should be well taken care of.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:20 | Link to Comment Boomberg
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How many bankers die in a given week anyway from natural causes? This guy was retired, living the good life in a warm place, and relatively speaking from this info provided was an average mid-West decent kind of guy (relatively). Now if they find a few nails in his temple we might have a story. 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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seems kind of random, no?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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Is this what was meant by self regulation?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:07 | Link to Comment 813kml
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Imagine the carnage if Shards of Glass-Steagall were reinstated.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:23 | Link to Comment yogibear
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These banker deaths are not widely known.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:17 | Link to Comment Pumpkin
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What banker deaths?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Van Halen
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This guy, in my estimation, was around 70 years old if he joined his first bank in 1969. So he looks more like he would have been a simple heart-attack or whatever. Comments at that paper indicate he was a prominent member of the community and so was his family so it would be natural to publish his death notice and also not to tell how he died. I'm calling normal on this one.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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It was Runza Hut!

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:30 | Link to Comment SgtShaftoe
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It's just Runza, and it was probably the sour cream and onion dip.  That shit has got to be poison. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:14 | Link to Comment grekko
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Runza Hut?  I'm thinking more like Keiser Soze.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Ghostdog
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The journey of a thousand dead bankers starts with the first death.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:50 | Link to Comment W74
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Why stop at 1,000?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:35 | Link to Comment SgtShaftoe
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He was old, who knows.  It probably was natural... too many GMOs, Glysophate and Atrazine in his food, but I don't think this one was, and ZH missed it:

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/02/another-sudden-death-of-jpmorgan-w...

and a missing reporter investigating the JPMorgue:

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/02/a-rash-of-deaths-and-a-missing-rep...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:39 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Just damn.

"The individual in distress was Jason Alan Salais, a 34-year old Information Technology specialist who had worked at JPMorgan Chase since May 2008.

A family member confirmed to Wall Street On Parade that Salais died of a heart attack on the same evening the report of distress went in to the police. The incidence of heart attack or myocardial infarction among men aged 20 to 39 is one half of one percent of the population, according to the National Center for Health Statistics and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, based on 2007 to 2010 data, marking this as another unusual death at JPMorgan."

Ok, coke & a hooker...maybe, though doubtful.

"Six weeks after the sudden death of Salais, Gabriel Magee, a 39-year old Vice President who was also engaged in Information Technology at JPMorgan, this time in London, died under extremely suspicious circumstances. A Coroner’s Inquest into the matter will be held on May 15 in London.

Family and friends report that Magee was a happy, healthy, vibrant young man who emailed his girlfriend on the evening of January 27 to say he was finishing up at work and would be home shortly. When he did not arrive, his girlfriend notified police and called local hospitals. According to the Metropolitan Police in London, at around 8:02 a.m. the next morning, workers looking out their windows saw Magee’s body lying on a 9th level rooftop that jutted out from the 33-story JPMorgan building in the Canary Wharf section of London.

London newspapers immediately called the death a suicide, initially suggesting that thousands of commuters had seen Magee jump from the 33rd level rooftop. When Wall Street On Parade pressed the Metropolitan Police on the issue of >>>actual eyewitnesses who had seen Magee jump,<<< the Police backed away from the suggestion that the fall had actually been observed by eyewitnesses."

Well now.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:01 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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"He was old, who knows. It probably was natural... too many GMOs, Glysophate and Atrazine in his food."

 

The Illuminati could have decided to poison him, and used high nitrate bacon over the course of 50 years so as not to arouse suspicion. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:19 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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Can you give me the link to the Wall Street on Parade article??? Thanks. I appreciate it. I need that.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:29 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Somebody needs to take a bow...or sumpin.

So what were the most hazardous career choices again? ;-)

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:29 | Link to Comment izzee
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Numer 9, Number 9, Number 9

 

The White Album

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:39 | Link to Comment laomei
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It's getting easier every time we pull these jobs.  

 

The fucked up thing is that this list of names, while not short at all, just keeps getting longer each time.  Gonna need to start recruiting again if this ever-growing list has a hope of ever being cleared.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:36 | Link to Comment BanksterSlayer
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Dec 15 2013

This must be part of #BankerSuicides #12?  Dec 15 2013: 34-Year Old Jason Alan Salais yet ANOTHER #JPM tech guy. Died of "heart attack."

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/02/another-sudden-death-of-jpmorgan-w...

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:05 | Link to Comment 813kml
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Died of "heart attack."

Sounds like maybe the party was just getting started.  When bonuses are fat banksters can afford the unstomped-on blow.

If one really wanted to mow through a wide swath of banksters one could always bribe a Manhattan dealer to start cutting with rat poison.

 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:52 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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Sounds like maybe the party was just getting started.  When bonuses are fat banksters can afford the unstomped-on blow.Sounds like maybe the party was just getting started.  When bonuses are fat banksters can afford the unstomped-on blow.

 

The problem with your hypothesis is that a competent Coroner will run a Drug Screen FIRST before stating that the cause of death is a Heart Attack. Other than that it would be called a DRUG OVERDOSE which...WAS NOT THE CASE.

 

You can bet that an autopsy was performed on a 34 Year Old Man. They just do not drop dead from Heart Attacks. It is a Statistical Improbability.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:37 | Link to Comment SweetDoug
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Well, it certainly is a good start!

 

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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:37 | Link to Comment Spigot
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Is anyone here creeped out by the fact that thise guy's name is Jimmy Stuart? A la "It's a Wonderful Life"... only the "suicide" ends up happen? Bizzaro.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:39 | Link to Comment Luckhasit
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Quite a few in there 50s.  What happened in the 60s aside from civil rights,LSD, and hippies, 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:42 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Got some up and coming 30 somethings taking the eternal celestial dirt nap just up above.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:59 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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Well there was this little war happening over yonder in Southeast Asia...

 

And Political and Social Figures were being offed by Gunfire....

 

And we had two really corrupt Presidential Administrations...

 

And the price of Gold was being MANIPULATED by the LONDON Gold Pool...

 

The Federal Reserve was printing like crazy and exporting the Inflation to Europe until the French got wise.

 

No. It was not much different than it is today.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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This IS a joke, isn't it...?  A banker named Jimmy Stewart dead?

Surprising.  He had A Wonderful Life.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:01 | Link to Comment SgtShaftoe
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Well we'll all be lucky to live to a ripe old age of 70 at the rate things are going. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:21 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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ooohhhh!   What's this!  Why!  It's Zsu Zsu's nailgun!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:42 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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We should include the disapearance of the Newspaper reporter that was investigating financial crimes about the time of the first death.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:55 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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rfk was shot from behind near his right ear point blank range.

sirhan was in front of his man.

 

jfk shot from the grassy knol back and 2 the left.

back and 2 the left.

lee was above and behind maybe

 

no conspiracies

only loan gun men.

no fbi stand downs no sir ri bob.

National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr.

may have been found with his hands and arms zip locked together hanging from a french oak beam 14 nail gun rounds in the back of his head.

but suicide is suicide nothing to see here folks move along.

be thankful we have such hard working banksters.

suggestions that this was some kind of cia rothschild hit taking out the garbage is laughable if it was not so tragic.

we will miss james down at the masonic lodge his child muffling and wrangling handling skills where legend

rip


 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:38 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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Don't forget there were 33 floors on that London JPM building

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:57 | Link to Comment world_debt_slave
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Dead bankers tell no tales

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:59 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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Dead bankers are OK, but what I'm really waiting for is dead congressmen. Maybe a dozen of them holding hands and jumping off of Rockefeller Center together. Now that would definitely make my day.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:15 | Link to Comment Pumpkin
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Bankers must be incredibly dense.  If I was a banker and could finger any higher ups for serious crimes, I'd be yelling from the roof tops about it.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:02 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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Yeah...You'd be yelling when they pushed you over the edge of that roof...ALL...THE...WAY...DOWN...SPLAT!!!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:16 | Link to Comment ThorAss
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All received pink slips?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:17 | Link to Comment rational
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70 year old retiree dies in Arizona . Don't forget you read it on zerohedge first!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:38 | Link to Comment Youri Carma
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Tally 15: 8 Bankers (3 JPMorgan) & 7 Financial/Other

01 - June 10, Daniel Eicher CEO ABC Verlag, a greeting-card company, allegedly committed suicide at home in Bern, though little has been reported about his death (left two notes - was Carsten Schloter's friend).

02 - July 16, Carsten Schloter 49-year-old, CEO Swisscom (telecom) was found dead at his home near Freiburg on Tuesday morning. (Like Wauthier, Schloter left a suicide note, reportedly short and vague)

03 - August 12, Moritz Erhardt 21-year-old, Intern Bank of America, seizure due to exhaustion. According to city workers on the internet forum Wall Street Oasis, he had worked until 6 a.m. for three days in a row.

04 - August 26, Pierre Wauthier 53-year-old, CFO Zurich Insurance Group AG (insurance), was found hanging in the Wauthier family home, in the small upscale Zurich exurb of Walchwil. With clean-cut looks and a marathon-runner's build, Pierre Wauthier left two grown children and a wife, Fabienne, whose memory of his party-dance skills suggested a zest for life, rather than anguish (left two notes).

05 - December 23, Robert Wilson 87-year-old, Wall Street hedge fund exec, jumped to his death from his 16th floor New York City apartment. Wilson, had recently suffered the debilitating effects of a stroke. His suicide from Manhattan’s exclusive San Remo building didn’t occur before he first gave away his $800 million fortune to charity.

06 - January 11, David Bird 55-year-old, long-time reporter for the Wall Street Journal working at the Dow Jones news room, went for a walk on Saturday, January 11, 2014, near his New Jersey home and disappeared without a trace. Mr. Bird was a reporter of the oil and commodity markets which happened to be under investigation by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for price manipulation.

07 - January 23, William Broeksmit 58-year-old, On Tuesday, the London police said they had been called to a home in Chelsea, West London, on Sunday to respond to a death. An American, retired from Deutsche Bank, South Kensington in central London, last February, appeared to have committed suicide, according to a person familiar with the matter.

08 - January 26, Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, died last week. The circumstances of and reason for Mr. Dickenson's death haven't been made public.

09 - January 27, Karl Slym 58-year-old, Tata Motors managing director was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok.

10 - January 28, Gabriel Magee 39-year-old, a JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of its European headquarters in London.

11 - January 29, Mike Dueker 50-year-old, who had worked for Russell Investment for five years, was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.

12 - February 3, Ryan Henry Crane 37-year-old, former Executive Director in JP Morgan's Global Program Trading desk. Circumstances surrounding his death are unknown.

13 - February 4, Richard Talley 56-year-old, founder and CEO of American Title was found in his garage by a family member with nail-gun wounds.

14 - February 18, Li Jie 33-year-old, allegedly jumped to his death at the JPMorgan Charter House Asia headquarters in central Hong Kong, where Lee said to have been an FX trader for JPM.

15 - February 19, James Stuart Jr., Former National Bank of Commerce CEO was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:04 | Link to Comment SgtShaftoe
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Awesome list!

You missed this one from my post above: Jason Alan Salais

 

Great work though!  This is grassroots journalism.  Somebody at TSA, or the next whistleblower like Snowden should use their systems to find out who traveled to those cities during the time of the deaths.  Could be interesting.  How many sick fucks could do up close assassination missions on innocent people.  That takes a special kind of sick fucker that I cannot even begin to imagine. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 15:30 | Link to Comment Youri Carma
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TnX, I've added Jason Alan Salais to my list. http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/02/another-sudden-death-of-jpmorgan-worker-34-year-old-jason-alan-salais/

This makes 4x JPMorgan deaths:

05 - December 15, Jason Alan Salais 34-year-old, an IT specialist who had worked at JPMorgan since May 2008, Texas police received a call of a person in distress outside a Walgreens pharmacy at 6122 Broadway in Pearland. A family member confirmed to Wall Street On Parade that Salais died of a heart attack on the same evening the report of distress went in to the police. The incidence of heart attack or myocardial infarction among men aged 20 to 39 is one half of one percent of the population, according to the National Center for Health Statistics and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, based on 2007 to 2010 data, marking this as another unusual death at JPMorgan.

11 - January 28, Gabriel Magee 39-year-old, a JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of its European headquarters in London.

13 - February 3, Ryan Henry Crane 37-year-old, former Executive Director in JP Morgan's Global Program Trading desk. Circumstances surrounding his death are unknown.

15 - February 18, Li Jie 33-year-old, allegedly jumped to his death at the JPMorgan Charter House Asia headquarters in central Hong Kong, where Lee said to have been an FX trader for JPM.

An American Military Coup & Dead Banksters -- Dave Hodges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwjCVVWQkOU

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:12 | Link to Comment gwar5
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They can't possibly be bankers with surnames like Wilson, Dickenson, Bird, Magee, Crane, Stuart, Talley, Li Jie, Slym....

Why would guys like that be expendable and killed off?  Why would guys like Blankfein, Rubin, and Dimon be suspect and have motive? 

 

Mmm.... something's not right, but I can't quite put my finger on it. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:05 | Link to Comment GooseShtepping Moron
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Harold Ramis died today. Now that's a loss.

I'm going to cross the streams one last time; stream of Scotch, stream of Guiness, that is.

Dr. Egon Spengler, requiescant in pace.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:19 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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maybe he was a closet banker?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:07 | Link to Comment ptolemy_newit
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what we need is a rapper song that stalks K streeet with "knockout" and drive by's.

then you would have a real contest!

I is going down to take down the real rascist moother fuckers!

Yea man those be the reds who need it in the head.

yo yo and yo!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:12 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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this is text book mossad kidron hit.

sas feathermen or whatever the cia calls it.

this is how they take out old and young men.

and actress and actors gay or straight mostly in the bathroom

so cosy

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1_yL9dZ8uk

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:24 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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I think it's the Mennonites, maybe the Amish.  Sending a little message about gov infringement into their unpastuerized milk racket.  Obidiah will bust some coil nails in yo ass.

It's a perfect hit, everyone KNOWS they don't use power tools.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:42 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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What do you call 10,000 lawyers (or bankers) at the bottom of the sea?

 

Anyone?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:45 | Link to Comment GooseShtepping Moron
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An overplayed joke?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:00 | Link to Comment gwar5
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A weird place to have the Barmitzvah of the year.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:29 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Uh, a start?

*****

Don't jump to conclusions-yet. He may have been diabetic or had a coronary.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:50 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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We have a winner.

 

A *good* start.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:13 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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No...

 

One is a Good Start.

 

Ten Thousand is an even better Start.

 

And All of Them is the Final Solution.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:57 | Link to Comment gwar5
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This was Nebraska, so I'm guessing death by Beltsander or Skilsaw this time. 

 

Seriously, what was his connection to JPM or other nefarious activities that he could have dished on? If he wasn't a twit, you must aquit.  

 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:17 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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He lived in Scottsdale...ARIZONA. He was retired.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:01 | Link to Comment Spungo
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The autopsy shows incredibly high levels of potassium in his blood and what appear to be needle marks on his neck. We're ruling this a suicide. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:22 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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The "Dismal Trail"...?

OK, so excuse my use of the Free Dictionary, but...

Dismal

1. Causing gloom or depression; dreary: dismal weather; took a dismal view of the economy. 2. Characterized by ineptitude, dullness, or a lack of merit: a dismal book; a dismal performance on the cello. 3. Obsolete Dreadful; disastrous.
I DO NOT see the correlation.

Elsewhere on ZH one may find: "10 Stories From The Cold, Hard Streets Of America That Will Break Your Heart"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-24/10-stories-cold-hard-streets-am...

 

This ain't one of them.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:24 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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dead bankers don't rehypothecate

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 01:30 | Link to Comment Deathstar
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It's a yawner and disinteresting until Dimon, Helicopter Ben and the other heads roll.  Until then, it's not really a story.  It's nothing but the shadow bankers covering their tails... Then I may go dance in the street.

 

If one of the far eastern syndicates take out that king kike of all banksters, N. Rothschild... I'll WILL party like its 1999.

 

 

Until then, Yawner.

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