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28-Year Old Former JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death, Latest In Series Of Recent Suicides

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Not a week seems to pass without some banker or trader committing suicide. Today we get news of the latest such tragic event with news that 28-year old Kenneth Bellando, a former JPMorgan banker, current employee of Levy Capital, and brother of a top chief investment officer of JPM, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment on March 12.

From the NY Post:

Bellando, a former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan, is the son of John Bellando, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Condé Nast. His brother, John, a top chief investment officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations.


Several John Bellando emails were cited during testimony at the Senate Finance Committee’s inquiry into the bank’s losses during the infamous London Whale trade fiasco.


Kenneth Bellando — who grew up in Rockville Center, LI, and was a Georgetown graduate — worked as a summer analyst at JPMorgan while in school. Upon graduation in 2007, he was hired as an investment bank analyst and worked there for one year before moving on, according to his LinkedIn page.


The investment banker then went to Paragon Capital Partners, according to his LinkedIn page, until leaving at the end of 2013.

And so another young life is tragically taken before his time, the 11th financial professional to commit suicide in 2014, and the third in as many weeks. How many more to come?

In summary, here are all the recent untimely financial professional deaths we have witnessed in recent months:

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.

9 - James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say whatcaused the death

10 - Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, commited suicide by jumping in front of LIRR train

11 - Kenneth Bellando, 28, a trader at Levy Capital, formerly investment banking analyst at JPMorgan, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment.


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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:46 | 4562996 cifo
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What's taking them so long?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4563018 Max Damage
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Gravity not as strong as it should be?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:52 | 4563045 Ident 7777 economy
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Hmm ... pushed, shoved, jumped, or still 'sleeping' on the way down? Are their bruise marks around his ankles? The size Bruno-the-Bruiser would leave?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4563073 MonsterBox
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TreadStone continues.  Well done, JB.

"No one" suspects.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4563085 Arius
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To put it into perspective, JPM employs 250.000 people .... just saying' now back to regular programming

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:12 | 4563165 Pure Evil
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If you were to ask my opinion, it seems there's a little gender discrimination going on.

And, some racial discrimination too.

Mostly male..........white and asian, what's up wit dat?

I thought they wanted women to serve in combat roles, so where's the first female suicided banker?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:13 | 4563172 ndotken
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Everyone should keep in mind that the vast majority of true bankers in America hate those corrupt motherfuckers on Wall St as much as you do.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:17 | 4563185 jbvtme
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will their student loans be forgiven?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:25 | 4563226 Herd Redirectio...
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"Stay quiet, you wouldn't want to get in an accident like what happened to Mike's brother...."

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:33 | 4563285 TeamDepends
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Twenty eight years old......  Even if he had joined the Dark Side there was plenty of time to turn his life around.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:34 | 4563307 MagicHandPuppet
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At this rate, they will still outlive cockroaches.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:45 | 4563376 Divided States ...
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it looks to me that the cause of most of these deaths (especially trading related jumpers) is the dominance of HFT in the industry.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:48 | 4563399 smlbizman
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i guess he didnt feel like going to home depot and get nails for his impulse gun

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:56 | 4563468 eclectic syncretist
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Like Clint Eastwood says, "Dyin' ain't much of a living".

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:34 | 4563707 Soul Glow
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Mick's girlfriend commited suicide last night.  I guess money and fame ain't everything.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 21:47 | 4566126 Ranger4564
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She was apparently in debt, but probably nothing Mick could not have handled... who knows.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:57 | 4564285 wiseindian
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Perhaps an upcoming fallout of HFT is HFS = high frequency suicides. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:37 | 4563319 BaBaBouy
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BOY.... The US Special Suicider Unit Sure Is Busy These Daze...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:39 | 4563303 BaBaBouy
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:36 | 4563316 nuclearsquid
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Shennanigans.  This guy is smart enough to pick something higher than 6 floors to do the deed.


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:52 | 4564848 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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Exactly my thought. At 6 stories you could land wrong (right?) and just end up paralyzed. A female jumper might try that but a male, much less likely.

Might have been easier just to book a Malaysian Airlines flight

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:18 | 4563190 BlindMonkey
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I have no data to dispute this but.... Would that be jealousy about the connected rich kids making the big bucks?

I have also known local bankers to be arrogant pricks too BTW. Of course the worst was a bank president that was also a lawyer so his prickishness might have also come from his JD training.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:31 | 4563680 UGrev
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The vast majority of cops hate the corrupt, power hungry...oh fuck that shit.. you know they wouldn't leave their jobs knowing it meant they'd have to work for a living instead of employ theft as a means to an end. The only thing bankers have against banksters is that they didn't think of it first. Fuckin' troll. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:18 | 4563738 James
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Those "True Bankers" you speak of are only mad they're not in on the big cash.

They all fractional reserve at 40:1 or more.

They all have "Fine Print" in their contract w/their customers that depositor is now a shareholder. This knowledge in the publics hands would bring down these banks. That means they're deceitful bastards.

They all charge usurious rates of interest on their money yet your account (Loan to them) earns next to nothing.

The regionals have caused their share of pain too. (Read asset stripped)

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 16:50 | 4565080 August
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My last (small-town) USA bank manager cheerfully said "everyone knows JP Morgan is evil."

They'll even admit as much to some of us muppets.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:15 | 4563179 kliguy38
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Jamie Dimon ....."The strain was more than he could bear"........

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:57 | 4564186 fockewulf190
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There must be some heavy omerta drilled into these banksters when they join the big club.  The mob considers it a badge of honor to do your time and keep your mouth shut.   The banksters instead throw themselves off buildings and bridges, hang themselves, or find ways to shoot themselves a dozen times with a nail gun.

Is it fear of trial and jail?  Shame?  Men in Black?  Jaime is running a pretty tight operation since he almost got swallowed by the whale.  

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:51 | 4564842 New World Chaos
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All goyim?

These must have been the ones with a conscience.  And no, I'm not saying that these "suicides" were real.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:13 | 4563169 Raymond K Hessel
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Anyone who thinks it's great people are commiting suicide  should try it themselves.


Most of us are in the business and know what these tragedies are doing to the families left behind.


Don't be a dick.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:19 | 4563194 dontgoforit
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Pressure.  Stress.  And maybe a load of guilt?  OR:  the latest to discover the ruse and has been shown the elevator shaft?  Sure is suspicious.  Maybe he couldn't cover his puts?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:21 | 4563206 BlindMonkey
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Read my lips... I don't fucking care.

The bankers are doing what they have always done and that is leach off the productive society as much that they think they can steal.

If you are in fact one of them I say fuck you too.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:24 | 4563223 dontgoforit
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Don't be TOO blind monkey.  Could have been your brother.  Would you care then? 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:27 | 4563238 Herd Redirectio...
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And thats why education of society is an important step.

Outlaw fractional reserve banking, usury, and fiat currency.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:22 | 4563617 General Decline
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That's anti-Semitic

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:56 | 4563869 Ariadne
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The only way that could be anti-semitic is if you recognize muslims as the hyper-militant faction of the abrahamic peoples dedicated to genocidally wiping non-Abrahamic peoples off the face of the Earth. If you accept this then you must also accept that the Jew vs. Muslim dichotomy is a lie intended to decieve non-semitic people in order to get them off their guard, in order to kill them more easily, in which case any form of self-defense is anti-semitic.

Sign me up.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 16:43 | 4565049 Catflappo
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Fuck these on-going 'banker suicide' stories are BORING!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:30 | 4563253 BlindMonkey
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What's the current vig on clearing credit/debit card transactions in this brave new (nearly) cashless society? 2-3% on everything? Moneychagers indeed. Who is pushing the cashless society?

Should I not call out everyone who works for Visa-MC-Amex-etc for being part of that abomination? Breaking their backs is the great promise of bitcoin. It remains to be seen if that will succeed or not (disclosure: no position or opinion. Just hopeful). Fuck them all.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:37 | 4563333 Raymond K Hessel
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So because people are making money you want them dead?  How very Trotsky of you. 

How about armed revolution?  Line them up and shoot 'em, right?  Just so long as "them" ain't you or anyone YOU care about, right?

I just thought of a new reality show: put you and your buddies in a closed set for six weeks where you live in a communist utopia, like modern day North Korea or 1950s Leningrad.  We can have one episode where we watch you stand in line all day for toilet paper, and then next week's episode is about your re-education regarding cutting the line.  

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:51 | 4563420 El Vaquero
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It has a lot more to do with the inherent corruption in the banking system and the fact that bankers have hurt a lot of people.  Modern banking itself is a ponzi scheme, and successful ponzi schemes always have victims.  Always. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:57 | 4563477 firstdivision
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Please learn the difference between making money through means that contibutes to the advancement of societies, and making money through leeching off the prodcution of socities.  You sir, are in the latter.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:14 | 4563576 Quus Ant
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Or possibly bankers are the most conspicuous of the leeches.  The token we can all hate on and justify ourselves

while we benefit from the same system that created them.

The love of money has tainted everything in this culture. 

"advancement of societies"  c'mon now.


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:53 | 4563859 Elliott Eldrich
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"Please learn the difference between making money through means that contibutes to the advancement of societies, and making money through leeching off the prodcution of socities."  

Hear! Hear! Well said.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:33 | 4563701 UGrev
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It's not the fact that they make money, it's HOW they make it. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:00 | 4563913 BlindMonkey
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How many baseless assumptions can you make in a single back and forth? Just because I believe Corzine (elder), Madoff and ilk deserve to see the end of a rope does NOT make me against making money.

Try again.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:34 | 4563708 mccvilb
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You had me until Bitcoin.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:15 | 4564028 DontGive
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If my brother was a banker... I would disown him - unless you know, he greased my skids..

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:29 | 4563241 Raymond K Hessel
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Turd burglar, what are you doing on a forum for finance and economics if you're not in the business?  

Did you think you were joining Fight Club?

Do you simply regurgitate what you read on InfoWars or do you work for Cass Sunstein, hired to submit anti-semitic posts so that DHS and SLPC can point to this site as a place for racists and conspiracy theorists?


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:37 | 4563315 BlindMonkey
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Anti-Semitic? Where?

Calling out someone's bias when none was exhibited is a cowards actions.

Hey look over there!! --->. There is a sexisss, racisss, homophobe!! See how that works? Pathetic.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:08 | 4563536 El Vaquero
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Why the fuck would somebody who uses fiat currency want to know how fiat currency works you fucking dolt?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 18:39 | 4565459 Dickweed Wang
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So you have to be involved in finance/economics to participate in this forum??  News flash - you don't have to spend $200,000 on an MBA from Harvard, or get your information from "approved" web sites, to understand and discuss the issues on ZH. Your comments make you sound like an elitist dickhead . . . . or a troll.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:34 | 4563293 bobnoxy
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Maybe there just aren't enough stories getting out about the great things bankers do for the greater good of society? In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of one.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:35 | 4563306 Kaiser Sousa
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"Most of us are in the business and know what these tragedies are doing to the families left behind...."

exactly what business would that b???

the usuary bizness??? where debt based currency is manufactured by your sociopath brethren out of nothingness and then lent at interest to governments ur ilk usurped long ago for which the citizens labor is taxed to repay.

the same debt based currency paradigm which robs every man, woman, and child of their standard of living via debasement/loss of purchasing power while you mother fuckers continue to live high on the hog???

the same debt based currency system that Jackson warned us long ago that if we allowed your kind to gain control over our money that we would end of being forclosed on and slaves to your masters????

man, fuck you...and as for the parents they should have steered their children into honarable endeavors not down the path of the dispicable Rothchilds...

no sympathy here - dick....

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:43 | 4563346 Raymond K Hessel
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Cass Sunstein should pay you double, unless of course he pays you according to your ability, according to your needs.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:03 | 4563483 Kaiser Sousa
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no need to worry about my pay or my needs as both were satisfied a long time ago by virtue of accumulating that which you MoneyChangers fear...

and u can b coy if u want...

just understand that the day is fast approaching when u will not be able to speak aloud as to what u do for your parasitical living...its your kind that r the endangered feces...

"dying aint much of a living boy....."

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:08 | 4563525 kliguy38
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so they say


"I had ta come back"

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:54 | 4563446 firstdivision
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I don't see you motherfuckers having a moment of silence for the people of 'Main St.' that commit suidice due to losing everything from Walll Street.  So to those of you in 'the business', fuck you.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:08 | 4563542 Grinder74
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1 out of 7,000,000,000?  As Shillary so aptly put it, "What difference does it make?"

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:18 | 4564049 DontGive
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Hell, it aint even a statistic yet!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:09 | 4563548 kchrisc
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Well Raymond,

Your fellow thieves have the guillotines waiting for them when this shit bubble, ponzi scheme finally comes down.

Ask those families what they think of that.

Banksters will have no quarter with me.


"Banksters, pol and crats, just more rats."


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:46 | 4563702 Totentänzerlied
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For low- and middle-class Americans (the latter soon to be an extinct breed), bankers occupy the role of evil incarnate. (I wonder why?)

For the entire world outside of the most developed nations, Americans occupy the very same position. (I wonder why?)

How many times must we be reminded, if you are American and don't live in the local Obamaville or city sewers, you are in global top 20%, the very same stratum bankers occupy within American society.

All a matter of perspective, which as always is sorely, sorely lacking.

Something about glass houses and stones.

And please don't go making the idiotic, vulgar Marxist-Leninist mistake of failing to distinguish between economic classes, such that you end up grouping kulaks (corresponding to middle class) in with petty bourgeoisie (corresponding to upper middle-class) in with bourgeoisie (corresponding to top 10-20%) and capitalists, aristocrats (corresponding to top 10%).

In other words: these are not the bankers you are looking for.

Strange days when the far right is again behaving just like the far left.


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:55 | 4563873 plane jain
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You might enjoy this.  Not sure who first posted it here.  I found it fascinating.  

Taped in 2004, Russian general from their version of NASA.  Don't agree with all his particular explanations, but he specifically talks about the US being set up to fall.  From him, why would the slave masters want to keep around slaves (US FSA) that live so well without working?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:23 | 4566689 fiatmasochist
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   Thanks...watched all for thought...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:59 | 4563904 richsob
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You're wasting your time telling people on this website to be civil, Raymond.  This place has turned into a cesspool lately.  Lots of bitter people for some reason.  Broke-ass losers who get their rocks off reading doom porn?  Envious haters who resent anyone else's success?  Russians with a stiffy because their gangster is kicking the shit our of our prankster?  There are always some good people in the world and some of them are here too but don't think for a minute that most of the current ZH readers give a shit about someone else's death.  They have also proved that attitude with numerous comments about the missing Malyasian airliner.  Now watch the down arrows explode for this comment.  Fuck them.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:25 | 4564094 DontGive
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This ^ (up arrowed your ass)

You hit it on the nail. But, exactly why should anyone give two shits about the machine or anyone who works for it?

Let me be clear, I wouldn’t give two shits if all the Wall Street bankers got swallowed up by a gaping bottomless pit to hell. Even if my family worked there (which they don’t), that’s called collateral.


You think they give two shits about you? Bitches!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:56 | 4564265 richsob
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I agree with you that the banksters are the scum of the earth.  But I don't take any satisfaction in watching suicides and knowing what that does to their families.  I would much prefer to see the bastards frog marched into a federal courtroom and given 20-30 year sentences.  Then their families can come visit them.  I deal with those bastards every day.  I know what they are.  Death is too good for them; they need to be made to live with the pain and suffering they have caused.  But Holder/Our Kenyan President won't do it.  And in the meantime the statute of limitations just keeps playing out. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:22 | 4564076 Dimons jock
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Any banker should consider the risks of starting a family knowing full well that karma is a bitch & indiscriminate when she comes back around. Ask Jon Corzine. Scumbag banker's kids might not know how the way daddy makes a living but the skank wives do & turn a blind eye. Can't fuck people & not expect to get fucked.  

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 17:46 | 4565257 August
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>>> Jon Corzine. Scumbag banker's kids might not know how the way daddy makes a living....

At some level, as they mature, the kids do know.  And some of the kids, understandably, can't handle it.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4563074 NoDebt
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Is this actually happening more often, or are we just paying more attention to it?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:59 | 4563100 TahoeBilly2012
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60 feet? Are you sure you will die? Damn...I would do the communter train thing and time it just right rather than drool the rest of my life, just sayin'.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:05 | 4563127 Rainman
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Head first into water is forgiving at 60 feet ... concrete not so much.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:24 | 4563627 Herd Redirectio...
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JP Morgan will be contacting Foxconn to get some suicide netting installed.  Problem solved.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:23 | 4563218 BandGap
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I take it you're not a candidate for the nail gun opt out then?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:42 | 4563359 Pairadimes
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We are going to need bigger umbrellas.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:16 | 4564657 Freddie
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It seems like no one with dual citizenship is flying off buildings.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:52 | 4563048 Vampyroteuthis ...
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The mafia is more or less efficient?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4563081 Ident 7777 economy
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The epitomy of git-er-done ... or else ...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:33 | 4563281 Leveraged Algorithm
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The sad part is these are the guys who have some morals and get screwed by these TBTF bankers at the top. It is always someone else's fault. When you refuse to lie - the banks fire you - everytime.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:49 | 4563020 Pladizow
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Serial killers/Hit Men that focus on bankers are truely doing God's work!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:52 | 4563044 Canadian Dirtlump
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Until Blythe's fetid ham wallet is flying, I'm more convinced, if this is anything, it is the bad guy tying up loose ends or a few OK guys who feel the noose closing then it is anything noble.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:12 | 4563149 Bonapartist
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Blythe strikes me as having more of a stanky sausage socket

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:30 | 4563255 e_goldstein
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icy slime hole

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:33 | 4563290 Canadian Dirtlump
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We'll make ourselves puke yet. LMAO

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 16:21 | 4564951 Dimons jock
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You might be right, but I'd give it a go .. i'm horned up ...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:30 | 4563671 General Decline
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When I get kicked off this site for being anti-Semitic, I'm coming back as "Blythe's fetid ham wallet "

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4563064 lordylord
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:16 | 4563582 ebear
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4563082 fonestar
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You want to take these people alive.  They're the ones who can get you guilty verdicts for the bigger fish.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:02 | 4563117 NidStyles
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Silly rabbit, what makes you think there will be courts left at the end of all of this?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:54 | 4563443 Ferrari
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But don't you also need a functioning judicial system for a guilty verdict?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:13 | 4563572 kchrisc
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American citizen: "Were you an executive in a fraudulent-reserve bank?"

Bankster: "Yes."

American citizen: "Guilty. To the guillotine. Next."

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4563030 lordylord
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Would anyone in the ny area like to get together and chant "jump" to the bankers sitting in the high-rises?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:59 | 4563098 fooshorter
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The boondock saints are working overtime this year..

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:00 | 4563106 ptoemmes
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Yeah, sounds like it took him six days to hit the pavement.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:01 | 4563110 GolfHatesMe
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Perhaps he turned his Transponder off

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:04 | 4563126 Tom_333
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A financial company called...Vertical...? He took the Vertical way out.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:13 | 4563173 Laughing Stock
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Fuck'em all...

Kill'em all...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:05 | 4563526 sparkydoodle
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Its the only way to avoid the March 31 deadline to sign up for Obamacare!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:07 | 4563969 drendebe10
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Rock on....  keep lining them up and when all of the overpriveliged, overpaid investment crony banker crooks have done this dance, PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 14:00 | 4564306 sgt_doom
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I'm sure I am not the only one to note this, but Richard Talley, William Broeksmit and Mike Dueker all attended Northwestern University in around the same time frame.

Now isn't that interesting?


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4562998 Theta_Burn
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And I thought the construction business was bad....

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:46 | 4563000 NotApplicable
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JPM must have really good death benefits.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:49 | 4563019 Sudden Debt
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I wish I could buy puts on my bankers life insurance...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 14:07 | 4564345 WillyGroper
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Like all other corporations, they take out policies on their employees. 

Should be illegal.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4563002 Al Huxley
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Is this actually a new trend, or is it something that's always been occurring, and is just now being reported?  I remember vaguely that after the Rodney King - related riots in LA the news was all over the fact that '11 people were killed that week' (or some number like that) and then I found out that around 11 people are killed EVERY week in LA.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:02 | 4563116 Arius
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exactly my point.  but, hey whatever, MSM does even worse, so, as ZH gets bigger they have to follow some example for the most established institutions on following breaking, sensational news ...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:39 | 4563338 Arkadaba
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I think that if you looked at the rate of suicides by professions the number would be within the norm. Where I think you might find anomalies is in the methods. Jumping from buildings, in front of trains and self-inflicted nail gun wounds are not the most common methods of committing suicide.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:13 | 4563574 El Vaquero
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4563003 Colonel Klink
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"How many more to come?"

Not enough until Corzine, Blankfiend, Dimon, and most of the other scum finally jumps too.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4563032 e_goldstein
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As of yet, not one GS employee has made the list. The squid has some catching up to do.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:53 | 4563052 Theta_Burn
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Never the ones that caused it/deserve it/drive others to commit it.

Nope...just the poor saps that need to put food on the table like the rest of us.

28 yrs old, clearly the mastermind of a corrupt system

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:15 | 4563176 Raymond K Hessel
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Very well said.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:26 | 4563641 NotApplicable
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Given all of the illicit activity over the last ten years or so, I'm guessing there's plenty more young mastermind "suicides" to come.


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:37 | 4564164 DontGive
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Guess you can say the same for any massive genocide committed in the past about the young ones following orders.

"Just trying to put food on the table, like the rest of us"

Fuck you bitch, get a clue.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:19 | 4563200 buzzsaw99
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Hank Paulson, #1 scum banker of them all.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4563009 Bearwagon
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:49 | 4563024 Sudden Debt
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:15 | 4563178 Raymond K Hessel
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Bearwagon, you first.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:00 | 4563066 Ident 7777 economy
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Open up the windows,

check out the view and -


Jump You Fuckers! ~Gene Burnett

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:24 | 4563626 kchrisc
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Now that's a hit song with me.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4563010 Meat Hammer
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Gravity, bitchez.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4563029 Sudden Debt
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to bad they never figured out how to "fix" that one :)

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:47 | 4563011 ParkAveFlasher
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Dead from the 6th floor?  Must have been a black swan dive!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:51 | 4563033 bearish1
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That's what I was thinking, ParkAve! 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:51 | 4563037 e_goldstein
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and another dead cat bounce.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:01 | 4563111 prains
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my brother fell that far off a cliff in his twenties and walked away, seems a little short to guarantee death. He was one tough fucker so that might have something to do with it, he isn't a spoon fed fucking banker thats for sure

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:32 | 4563273 ParkAveFlasher
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On top of that, I imagine he wasn't already dead when he fell, God Bless Him!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:19 | 4565604 prains
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LOL, I'm sure the blood alcohol level in my brothers blood at the time did help as he swears to this day he just relaxed through the fall and the landing didn't really hurt. I checked it out the next day in day light where he fell and it was 60 feet all day long maybe closer to 75

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4563013 Max Damage
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Fuck HFT's how about High Frequency Deaths!!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4563016 So Sue Me
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When will the truth emerge linking all these banker deaths? Matt T., where are you?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:48 | 4563017 El Diablo Rojo
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Sins of the Father?  Sounds like daddy or big brother just got a very clear message.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:49 | 4563021 ziggy59
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Is the weather to blame?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:49 | 4563022 Kaiser Sousa
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fuck him...

lie down with MoneyChanger scum...

expect the worst....


Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:50 | 4563026 Dr. Engali
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The guy is headed to the morgue to get away from the Morgue. I guess he didn't think that one through.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:09 | 4563153 Ms. Erable
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At least he finally became the poster child for being a Good Banker.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:52 | 4563041 nightshiftsucks
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Come on guys dont get stingy with the green arrows when we are joking about the banksters dying.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:52 | 4563043 johand inmywallet
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Is this 10 or 11 now? Losing track while the markets push to the moon and beyond.

If the markets are doing so good, why are they killing themselves off? What's that animal that first jumps and the rest follow?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4563062 PlusTic
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4563083 Proofreder
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Lemmings, buffalo, and banksters.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4563058 PlusTic
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one more scumbag down, keep it coming!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:54 | 4563060 Proofreder
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11 so far this year ...

Perhaps it is the beginning of something bigger.

We should be so fortunate?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:01 | 4563115 SMG
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If anything I see this as bad for "us".   This means something huge is coming and the Oligarchs are shutting up people who could incriminate them with "suicides".

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4563061 falak pema
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I thought ALL bankers had parachutes; golden ones; and always landed in a comfy drop zone all marked out for them.

There is something ghoulish about the TDs; they keep counting these bankers on their way to becoming body-bag material.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:09 | 4563155 Spastica Rex
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Sex and horror - the new gods just aren't so new anymore.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:58 | 4563481 falak pema
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Reminds me of the last shot of "The Vampire's ball" movie with the regretted Sharon Tate. (Old stuff, I admit).

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4563065 Darksky
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Isnt there an olde saying along the lines of:

Everytime a banker jumps an angel gets its wings.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4563067 29.5 hours
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This guy's job description is a clue...

"works on risk exposure valuations"

Clearly he must have been convinced he could fly. This was not suicide. It was just a form of honest credulity.



Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:07 | 4563146 slightlyskeptical
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Aim for the bushes.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4563072 nowhereman
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Psssst, I know where there is an apartment for rent on the east side.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:55 | 4563076 DeliciousSteak
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I read on some blog that some lunatic called Benjamin Fulford has been talking for years how he and his Chinese pals would start offing western bankers and that would be the ultimate sign for the world that the end of the petro-dollar is near. Gotta love the internet.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:57 | 4563087 Gringo Viejo
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And to think....if he'd opted to become a Security Guard insted of a banker.....he'd still be alive today.
Just shows to go ya.

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