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BNP Banker, His Wife And Nephew Murdered In Belgium

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In the beginning it was banker suicides. Then about two weeks ago, suicides were replaced by outright murders after the execution-style killing of the CEO of a bank in otherwise sleepy (and tax evasive) Lichtenstein by a disgruntled client. Then on Friday news hit of another execution-type murder in just as sleepy, if not so tax evasive, Belgium, where in the city of Vise, a 37-year-old Director at BNP Paribas Fortis was murdered alongside his wife and a 9 year old nephew in a premeditated and orchestrated drive-by shooting.

L'venir reports:

According to Marcel Neven, Mayor of Vise, nothing can yet explain what caused the violent shooting that rocked the neighborhood sports hall of his town this Friday, April 18, late at night. A man of 37 years, Benedict Philippens, bank manager Ans-Saint-Nicolas, was shot. A little 9 year old boy, living in Dolhain, was also killed. A lady, the wife of the man and the boy aunt and godmother, Carol Haid, 37 also died of his injuries on Saturday, in the morning. She was hit by three bullets in the back, said a judicial source.

According to information from the survey and some witnesses, a car waiting outside their house Berneau street near the sports hall Visé. When the victims' car is back in the driveway, shots were fired from the car that waited patiently. The author of the shots is actively sought.

So far neither the shooter nor any motive for the execution have not been found: "Some suggest the presence of a single gunman with an automatic pistol, others are surprised that a bullet hole was noted in one of the windows of the sports hall. "That would mean that the author was already in the driveway of the house and waited for the victims side of the house," says a source close to the case."

Like in the Lichtenstein murder, there is a possibility the murder was the result of a previous argument with a customer:

This Sunday, the investigation is ongoing but it seems that the track of reckoning is preferred. In 7Dimanche newspaper, a friend of Benedict recalls that he had a big argument with a customer six months ago.  He had even threatened the director publicly. He then had to put on the door. "There are six months, he told me he had a big argument with a foreign client."

Needless to say the locals of the quiet town are stunned by the news:

According to the neighbors, "the couple lived for 5 or 6 years" in his little house. They had been married a little over a year. The neighborhood shocked again that it is a normal family. "Usually, shootings in the region, it is often stories of drug with the Dutch, because it is not far from the border."


The mayor did not say more about the possible causes of this unfortunate news item. He noted, however, that the occupation of the victim, banker, "perhaps could" be related to drama. Marcel Neven adds that this is the first time in his back as mayor he faced such violence in a crime. "The police arrived on the scene Friday night was very impressed to see the body there in the driveway."

So just like in the Lichtenstein murder, was it truly some atrocious act by bankers that caused their clients to take justice into their own hands, or is it becoming the norm that when dealing with members of the banker class, the population - disenchanted with a legal system that is largely in the pocket of the financial system - is increasingly resorting to not only vigilante justice, but the taking of banker lives with no regard for innocent bystanders?

If indeed so, this could mark a dramatic, and lethal, escalation in the way bankers are treated by the broader public, not only in places where banker revulsion is palpable but in quiet, sleepy backwaters like a small Belgium town.


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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:40 | 4676881 FredFlintstone
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Its on!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:44 | 4676888 g'kar
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This has to be a mistake. Europe is a gun free zone.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:52 | 4676900 Zadok
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In addition to being a victim disarmament zone, their free speech zones have been set aside outside the borders, beginning about 6 feet under. Water or land does not seem to be important to the petty tyrants.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:05 | 4676922 GetZeeGold
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If they kill all the Belgium bankers....who's gonna buy all our bonds?


This has to be a mistake. Europe is a gun free zone.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:05 | 4676926 i-dog
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JUMP, you fuckers!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:17 | 4676948 The_Prisoner
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Good to see I-dog posting again.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:24 | 4676963 Tengri Temujin
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Was he manning an unarmed checkpoint in Brussels when this happened???????

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:29 | 4676978 negative rates
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Prolly more like he owed the drug dealer money and was now not able to pay, or default, or raise a penny towards the bill.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:37 | 4676989 PT
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First it was "suicides", now it is outright murders.  Someone getting slack and doesn't care any more?  Or copycats?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:47 | 4677015 CheapBastard
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"The police could not find the Shitgum used at the scene of the crime."

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:00 | 4677050 espirit
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Give back zee gold, or you and your family die.


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:46 | 4677149 eatthebanksters
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Did you guys use Google translator?  The grammar is atrocious...

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:51 | 4677165 Dollarmedes
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When is Jamie Dimon gonna get it? Why is Europe leading the US? I thought *we* were supposed to be the violent ones. We can't allow a danerous bankster assassination gap to form!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4677259 PT
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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:46 | 4677264 PT
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and "If I had a son, he could have been like a banker ..." ...

Aaaaahhh, that's why I don't have kids.  I thought it was something else ...

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:03 | 4677301 pop goes the weasel
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Is it me or is the second picture of the bullet hole not even on the front or gable of this property?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:22 | 4677332 Soul Glow
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Rotheschildes cleaning up possible narqs.  

Remember who the real Mafia is.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:55 | 4677968 fattail
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what did this banker know?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:23 | 4677771 Ludwig Von
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And l 'Avenir is French, so translating is easier than from Flemish. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:54 | 4677018 remain calm
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This is all juvenile foreplay until one of the big dogs goes down and this is on the front page. Waiting patiently.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:43 | 4677145 Oh regional Indian
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So are you saying we should remain calm, remain calm?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:48 | 4677153 eatthebanksters
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I wonder if the perp banked at JPM, Citi or BofA also?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:50 | 4677160 0b1knob
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"Remain Calm"

"And Carry a Glock"

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:32 | 4677468 remain calm
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Yes everyone remain calm and if you're a banker and you are sunning at the beach this Easter Sunday don't take off your Kevlar jacket and swim trunks.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:17 | 4677222 Theosebes Goodfellow
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"So pay attention, children. If you are a banker, never ever have a big argument with a foreign client."

Class over.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:20 | 4677226 TheReplacement
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Why are you waiting?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:28 | 4677236 MsCreant
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Indeed. This banker is not the real problem. The neighborhood does not scream "Lloyd does God's work here."

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:15 | 4677320 XitSam
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Too many suicides start to look suspicious. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:15 | 4677433 Oldwood
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Bankers committing suicide implies too much guilt. Murder evokes much more sympathy, plus provides a distraction in the pursuit of the murderer. Nothing that happens does so without preserving or promoting the bankers world.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 06:00 | 4678867 jeff montanye
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that sounds almost like a religious belief.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:31 | 4676977 spine001
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Guys/Gals, if things are the way we think they are regarding the non existence of the money people think they have. And the increasing scrutiny over why you want your money out. And given the large percentage of that money that we indeed know is mafia money. Imagine all the things that will happen as the mafia starts finding out that they are being systematically robbed by the FED, ECB, Bank of Japan, etc. Those guys won't take it peacefully. They never have.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:58 | 4677179 mccvilb
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"In the beginning it was banker suicides"

Purported suicides.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:19 | 4676951 Bindar Dundat
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OLD JOKE:  What do you call ten murdered bankers?  A good start...... hahahahahahahahahaha


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:32 | 4676983 negative rates
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What do you call 10 rabbits marching backwards? A receding hare line.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:13 | 4677214 studfinder
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What do you call a 200lb woman on back of a Harley?  ....  Anorexic.


This is a tragic situation.  Bankers are the pillars of society.  They produce (?) ..oh wait.  They don't do shit except put digits in a computer and skim some off the top for themselves...  carry on.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:40 | 4677489 HowardBeale
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What do you call 10 bankers murdered by a bunny pulled out of a hat?

A sold out magic show.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:29 | 4677688 HungryPorkChop
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Want to hear a crying shame?  A bus load of bankers went off a cliff.  The crying shame is there were a couple of empty seats.!  Bah, bah, bah!! Ta-dah. :-)

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:20 | 4676954 y3maxx
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Rayciss....Bankers have Rights too.

sarc off

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:10 | 4677073 Kirk2NCC1701
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ZH used to have a quality blogger named ''Bank Guy in Brussels", who (by most accounts) got banned. Either that, or he quit blogging for some unknown reason.

I hope the guy killed in this article was not the late ZH blogger.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:26 | 4677103 WillyGroper
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I liked his posts also.

You know what his crime was?


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:03 | 4677299 Colonel Klink
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Speaking about those whom we cannot mention.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:36 | 4677481 Monty Burns
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Correct.  I used to wonder how long he'd last. Those who cannot be mentioned cannot be mentioned.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:42 | 4681047 MeelionDollerBogus
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does it involve a pope and provalone?


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:29 | 4677113 Oldrepublic
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re: kirk

yes, his last post from October last year makes interesting reading!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:39 | 4677131 sleigher
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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4677258 Oldrepublic
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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:30 | 4677354 sleigher
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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:42 | 4677373 emersonreturn
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thank you for the link.  i've missed bank guy...when i went to the link my virus detector went mad.  three violently red notices immediately began beeping.  thank you, indeed, you and kirk have uncovered something.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:00 | 4677532 woolly mammoth
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Me too, on both accounts. (Missing and Virus)

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:46 | 4677817 Boozer
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Happened to me as well emerson, red notice super tilt virus alert...hmmm

I miss BankGuy as well - his posts were always worth reading.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:40 | 4681038 MeelionDollerBogus
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Are you really unconcerned that zerohedge in particular is causing such alarms?
Thankfully I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. No way opening html from zerohedge will put a virus there.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:31 | 4677785 Ludwig Von
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We have no bank guys that would possibly have this knowledge, the Brussels Bank guy is a troll.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:24 | 4678943 PhilofOz
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Well found ... a post that moved my mind towards another "awakening", another piece of the puzzle that fell into place for me. Wow! This was the last post from BGIB??!! 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:56 | 4677285 Winston Churchill
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BGIB stopped posting on the Slog at about the same time.
He may have been an early victim that has been overlooked.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:46 | 4677499 Monty Burns
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Sharing a cell in the ether with Francis Sawyer.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:03 | 4677404 Oldrepublic
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no, not the same person, he was a us political refugee in Belgium.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:33 | 4678950 overmedicatedun...
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jamie dimond, just added six more body guards, to protect him from the people, bloomberg is spending money hand over fist to fight for Moar gun control, perhaps he feels like a target too..they act as if they are guilty of something when many lawyers and judges or .gov regulatory agencies can find no crime, but these shit heads sorround themselves with ex merc heavy armed thugs...they fear us., and in my case they should.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:52 | 4677031 ...out of space
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So they start to kill bankers after JP Morgan sell/lost that skycraper with the biggest vault on earth connect to NY Fed, to China under a price. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:57 | 4676910 ilion
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Jamie Dimon doesn't give a fuck about this, nor does Yellen or that other destroyer of society Mr Shalom Bernanke.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:28 | 4676971 crazzziecanuck
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Yes, this guy seems to be small fry.  He was a banking nobody.

Would be interesting to find out why he was shot before I cease to even care.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:29 | 4676979 crazzziecanuck
Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:45 | 4677008 PT
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Horrible, ugly movie.  But an absolute classic!  Always green spears for Man Bites Dog.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:08 | 4676931 Urban Roman
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<--- Casualties of the class war;

<-- Violated Omertà, had to pay.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:40 | 4677490 Tom_333
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Here we go again.

The daily bankster has moved up from a new edition each month to now each week and soon a daily copy. And the circulation also increasingly involves families and relatives...

Wonder how Sudden Debt is doing....Do you think he´s OK ?

Yo Sudden - whazzup dawg.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:22 | 4678398 Van Halen
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Long bodyguards.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:40 | 4676882 SoilMyselfRotten
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Somebody wants out of US treauries....

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:25 | 4676967 Chupacabra-322
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Actually, someone wants to continue the following Defrauding continued:

Please Stop referring to them as Government. Refer to them in their proper form: The Criminal UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. Much like the Criminal Federal Reserve uses "Federal" in their name to make it seem as there're a branch of the "Government" when they are not.

The Criminal UNITED STATES, CORP. INC uses the name "Federal" in their name to make it seem as though they are a legitimate, functioning Government by the people & for the people when they are not.

It's a Criminal Chartered Corp. "posing" as a Government defrauding The American People functioning under UCC Commercial Code.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:29 | 4676976 Rusty Shorts
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but but, we have to save the system!!


Bush abandons free market principles

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:03 | 4677057 Chupacabra-322
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What I am finding to be a problem in spelling out the truth, even here, is most have no idea what we are talking about when we state that the UNITED STATES is a corporation & sadly, they won't research for themselves. I have had people argue with me to the point that my eyes just glaze over.

There is still so much denial of the truth, even with those that have awoken from their slumber, but aren't fully awake.

I know how hard it is to wrap your head around the fact that we have been lied to, manipulated, programmed through social engineering, "sold" into slavery & have a corrupt, illegitimate government that amounts to nothing more than a bunch of thugs.

I don't understand how it can be so hard to believe what we know to be truth, when it is blatantly obvious that TPTB/NWO/UN control everything.

When folks post stuff here that may seem completely outrageous, please, at least, search it out for yourself. Truth is stranger than fiction & that is another aspect of what allows them to continue to manipulate us.
For you folks that WANT to know the truth, please do the research. The truth is out there for all that want it. The more WE THE PEOPLE know about what has happened the better equipped we are to TAKE BACK OUR REPUBLIC.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:27 | 4677106 samsara
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"...Truth is stranger than fiction & that is another aspect of what allows them to continue to manipulate us.
For you folks that WANT to know the truth, please do the research. The truth is out there for all that want it..."

Well said.   Isn't it curious that all the social cliches about truth and lies agree with you.

"The Truth has to be searched for"

Lies are given freely and in large quantities

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it.

To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle. -- George Orwell

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

The truth is "hate speech" only to those who have something to hide. -- Michael Rivero

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:11 | 4677207 Cathartes Aura
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The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

heh, ain't that the truth. . .

however, if one is diligent in seeking the Truth, eventually the hilarity of the ultimate Truth does truly set One free.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:43 | 4677142 g'kar
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Act of 1871

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:18 | 4677223 Notsobadwlad
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Season 4 of Babylon 5 is particularly revealing. It provides a means to escape the dialectic ... and maybe this world.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:30 | 4680015 g'kar
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"There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain."


End of S3



Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:47 | 4677151 logicalman
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This applies to more than US, but like you say, try telling anyone!

It's difficult enough to get people to understand that money doesn't really exist.


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:15 | 4677220 Notsobadwlad
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A rotten herring by any other name would smell as sour.

There is a point where the structure of the government, and the legalities that it cloak's itself behind, cease to matter. A thug is a thug no matter what laws he creates to legitimize his power.

Ultimately it is "substance", not form, that counts.

There are bigger lies to reveal through the apocalyspe than simply how the US was stolen, via an endless string of blood sacrifice, from its original inhabitants and then the newcomers.

It is an unveiling that I welcome. Maybe we are here because we chose to book a table in the restaurant at the end of the universe.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:06 | 4677413 Moon Pie
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Chupe...this is what you are saying:



Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:56 | 4677161 Turin Turambar
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Not to burst your bubble, but what exactly do you think "goverment" is?  Historically, if bandits or marauders were able to seize control of a specific territory and maintain control long enough, that territory was welcomed into the world as a new state.  Happily, the tyrants and murderers were magically transformed into kings and nobility through the magic of FORCE.  All that was necessary to reap this miraculous trasformation was to maintain control over the populace, while simultaneously withstanding any external assaults that would jeapardize their grip on control for a long enough period of time.  Isnt' that special?

Guillotines for the lot o em imo.


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:04 | 4677303 Skateboarder
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Radical Marijuana emphasizes this quite heavily. Neolithic social pyramid structures originating from a root based on force - that is what we have come to call, 'civilization.'

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:13 | 4677213 resurger
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Was it fuck you Bernanke or Janet! Kinda forgot!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:09 | 4677201 MeetTozter
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Could all these bankers have expertise in de-coupling oil commerce from the US$$$$?


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:44 | 4676885 Commodore64
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And again....and again....and again....just keep walking people..move along , nothing to see here....

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:45 | 4677263 pop goes the weasel
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Is it me or is the second picture of the bullet hole not even on the front or gable of this property?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:57 | 4678977 PhilofOz
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You're right. I'd even go as far as to say it's not even from the same house comparing brick colouring.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:48 | 4676892 Zadok
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While I am fully aware of the looming slippery slope, does anybody feel any actual sympathy for the banksters (setting aside the family as a seperate subject for the moment)?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:51 | 4676896 Commodore64
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The one who gave the order for this , is the one who deserves this...these are just puppets who maybe know too much or stand in the way somehow.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:47 | 4676894 dogbreath
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Who really knows what this is about but too bad for the kid. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:03 | 4676923 StormShadow
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Would be interesting to know where on the body kid was shot, ie was it deliberate or did he get hit by a stray in the maelstrom. If he has multiples in the head or chest that's some cold ass shit.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:26 | 4676968 Tengri Temujin
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Kind of like killing a man in front of his wife like the neo nazis in Ukraine did to a police chief in Donbass who did not want to crack down on his people so he instead resigned.  So they killed him in a gruesome manner and filmed it to send a message. Just watch the video in the story.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:42 | 4677003 Sean7k
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If this was the case, then these men are not "neo nazis". National Socialists were a boon to German society with the exception of Jews and even then, they were better cared for than the Allies treated the Germans during and after the war. If anything, these men should be classified as neo bolshevik jews- for no one was as coldblooded and ruthless in the pursuit of tortourous death than they.

Recommended reading for Easter: "Witness to History" by Michael Walsh. It is available in pdf on numerous sites.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:19 | 4677062 Cathartes Aura
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always important to get the label'd definitions correct, when referencing history.

because we all know how that history has been, and continues to be, co-opted, and used against us,



By way of Deception, We shall do War.


((shout out to the i-dog!  "jump you fuckers!" indeed))

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:59 | 4677181 Sean7k
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Nice citation. Thanks.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:16 | 4680976 MeelionDollerBogus
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derp, whut?
You sound like the Nazi propaganda girl in Iron Sky.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:41 | 4677372 morning_glory
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According to the Dutch newspaper report both the guy and the mum worked for BNP Paribas Fortis.


The guy was shot in the head and the stomach (2 bullets), the mother was shot in the back 3 times and died of her injuries in hospital the next morning, while the kid was wounded by a single bullet but died instantly (does not state where kid was shot). One bullet went stray which makes a total of 7 bullets.


They say the gun used was an automatic pistol.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:44 | 4677705 Leaping Lizard
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What exactly is an automatic pistol?  A semi-automatic pistol misnamed or a small submachinegun?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:19 | 4677440 FeralSerf
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". . . too bad for the kid."

Collateral damage like what Clinton, the Bushes, Obama, and Co. do to "protect" us.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:51 | 4676899 FishHockers
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Bank at your own risk!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:20 | 4676956 intric8
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Are they not content to send the banker to his grave alone? Why target a child? Someone really doesnt want witnesses here

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:49 | 4677157 logicalman
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More likely a message being sent than preventing witnesses, IMHO.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:34 | 4677366 Things that go bump
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That would make more sense if it had actually been his child and not his nephew by marriage.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:45 | 4677367 Things that go bump
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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:52 | 4676901 Its_the_economy...
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i'm guessing the the corporate structure isn' the protection that the officers thought it was.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:03 | 4676924 Winston Churchill
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You mean the corp. shield isn't bullet proof.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:46 | 4677012 gonetogalt
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+1000   Congrats on the post of the day.  I'll be using that.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:52 | 4676902 MFL8240
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 Isn’t Belgium the place that is buying all the YS Treasury Debt?  Lol!!  The Federal Reserve and JP Morgan will kill anyone who comes in their way but, will not attack anyone they know can defend themselves.


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:30 | 4677355 Bunga Bunga
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Crime follows the big money.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:53 | 4676903 pop goes the weasel
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Not much of a house!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:00 | 4676918 DeliciousSteak
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What? It's massive! Did you know there are people in Africa who live in huts made of cow shit and clay? That's not much of a house!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:06 | 4676928 StormShadow
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They haven't had the exorbitant privilege of a Fed printing world reserves to "inflate" their houses in price and size as we have. You'd be surprised what such a "modest" home brings in such countries.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:07 | 4676929 paint it red ca...
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Message to financier's, "Consider a Stone Wall surrounding residence, or comfortable body armor."

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:00 | 4677051 PT
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Other message to financiers:  "Whatever it is you know, get it out in the open now with multiple copies world wide."

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:55 | 4676905 DeliciousSteak
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Must be Ben Fulford and the dragons again.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:24 | 4676965 Keyser
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The triad never advertise their moves or leave evidence. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:55 | 4676906 silentsock
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They didn't have to whack the wife and kid.

The shooter could have waited until the guy was alone outside somewhere.

Very sloppy, and it'll probably catch up to him later. One dead guy doesn't make alot of waves. Taking out the wife and kid(especially the kid) will bring about additional outrage on the part of the public at large, and add to the motivation/pressure on the police that are working the case.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:26 | 4676969 Keyser
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There will be no arrests, no evidence or leads. They were sending a message and it seems crystal clear to me. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:28 | 4676975 Tengri Temujin
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What this kind of thing happens in Europe, guess karma is a bitch for the deaths in Ukraine, you will pay a heavy price Europe, better hold your kids one last time before the shit hits the fan.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:02 | 4677297 imbtween
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If the US treasury will seize the property of a child decades after the parent was overpaid benefits (treasurys own error), why wouldn't the guy's family be acceptable as a target for life "seizure"?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:09 | 4677657 New World Chaos
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New policy:  Give everyone some microscopic extra benefits.  Catch the "mistake" years later when things are tight.  Apply years of cascading giant late fees.  Rob the entire family.  Hey, just enforcing the Law.  Certain people will be untouchable, of course, and certain others will get extra scrutiny.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:32 | 4676984 _ConanTheLibert...
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Well, maybe the killer was conciderate. My boss always says: I only drive recklessly on the German Autobahn when the whole family is in the car,

If we're gonna die, then we 'll all going together. This saves the pain for the wife and the kids.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:09 | 4677071 Cathartes Aura
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nice sociopath modelling there. . .

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:03 | 4677056 PT
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They don't want the kid to grow up seeking revenge.

I could be wrong.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 01:29 | 4678727 laboratorymike
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It's a great movie plot, but how much can one kid with no resources do? If he's left alone and can stay motivated for 20 years.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:35 | 4677925 pies_lancuchowy
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You do not understand. It sets the example. Others will know what can happen and behave wiser.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:56 | 4676908 J Pancreas
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RIP to the child. The money changers can go play in the street as far as I'm concerned. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:02 | 4677295 PT
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Not every orphan grows up to be Batman.  Sometimes he becomes The Joker.
Or perhaps I need to wash my head out.  Your comment is better than mine. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:39 | 4678428 PT
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Just re-read the article.  It seems my comprehension was a bit dodgy last night.  Nephew, not son therefore not necessarily orphan.  I guess my point could still stand if he really loved his uncle.  Besides, watching it all happen would still be a huge shock to his system...

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:58 | 4676909 Laughinggrizzley
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Michael Corleone: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a banker, president, or senator.

Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Bankers,Presidents and senators don't have men killed.

Michael Corleone: Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:10 | 4676936 StormShadow
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Awesome quote. I can tell I'm due for a recurrent training session in the Godfather trilogy...been too long. So many great lines.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:14 | 4676942 GetZeeGold
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My offer is this........nothing.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:58 | 4676912 f16hoser
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Before or after he bought 300 billion in US Treasuries???

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:30 | 4676980 Tengri Temujin
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Maybe because he REFUSED to buy the treasuries, just like that Ukraine police chief refused to crack down on his people and payed the price by having his throat slit in front of his wife.  Look at my video post higher up.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:50 | 4677024 Sean7k
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Russian troll much? Or too insipid to realize this is a choreographed play by the zionist/illuminati nexus? Putin and Obama are puppets as they dance on strings. None of us are important enough to live, merely serve.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:31 | 4677114 BlindMonkey
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TPTB have their own agendas as well.  I can't imagine they work with a single unified hive mind all over the world.  6-7 billion players here. This isn't pro wrestling. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:59 | 4676913 J Pancreas
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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 08:59 | 4676915 Skin666
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My money's on fraud... One of the 'cartel' perhaps? Dead people can't tell tales...

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:00 | 4676917 El Hosel
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A man of 37 years, Benedict Philippens, bank manager Ans-Saint-Nicolas, was shot. A little 9 year old boy, living in Dolhain, was also killed. A lady, the wife of the man and the boy aunt and godmother, Carol Haid, 37 also died of his injuries on Saturday, in the morning. She was hit by three bullets in the back, said a judicial source.


.... a lady, the wife of the man and the boy aunt and Grandmother, also died of his injuries??

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:17 | 4676947 Boomberg
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Improvements are coming in the next release of Google Translate, but developers are very busy with the Russian subroutines right now so the release date could be delayed. 

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:33 | 4676985 Canoe Driver
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It's ok for anyone posting a translation to edit for the clear intent of the original foreign-language author. Otherwise, no tranlsation would ever make much sense. Idiomatic language cannot be translated literally. A good (human) translator therefore looks at the intent of the original author which is evident from context. Tyler should improve these foreign news items accordingly, and if the reason why this is not being done is that it's supposed to be a violation of some sort of journalistic integrity, that simply does not apply to translation.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:01 | 4676919 paint it red ca...
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I suppose eliminating leaks by suiciding has run its course.

Changing up the MO on how banker's are taken out will not delink their untimely demise from their choice of careers.

Apparently birds of a feather get exterminated together..

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:01 | 4676920 Yen Cross
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 37 years old pretty much says it all. I remember when I was in my late 30's and thought I was indestructible.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:07 | 4676930 kindape
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who cares? why is it we should care about a belgian drive by shooting? There are 7 billion people. Is it newsworthy that everytime a tragedy happens to one of the 5% of people involved in finance/insurance/real estate that its highlighted on these pages?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:28 | 4676973 Catullus
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This is a financial news blog. And this is a murder.

I'd say those two things narrow it down to newsworthy for this site.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:28 | 4676974 Keyser
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If you don't understand the implications of these events, then perhaps you should wander over to huffpo... 


Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:08 | 4677198 resurger
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Signed.. We have passed godlike and holyshit bankers killing combo. Check dota killing spree combos.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:03 | 4676932 Youri Carma
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LOlz "Usually, shootings in the region, it is often stories of drug with the Dutch, because it is not far from the border."

Didn't know we had a 'Click Click Boom! reputation in the Belgium city of Vise. Well, one banker one problem. No banker no problem.

So, finaly the Zombies are getting retired:

At least he was not suicided like so many others. It was an 'honest' killing.

If we have to believe Benjamin Fulford there's a list containing 250 names, including 50 bankers.

I've tallied 16 Bankers and 8 Financial/Other so we have a long way to go

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:08 | 4676934 Atomizer
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As the TPTB try to clean up the trail of involvement, we’ll continue to make their ass pucker.  At the end of the day, ghost power figures will be exposed.


Happy Easter ZeroHedge.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:27 | 4676970 BadDog
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Yep, this goes far beyond disgruntled customers.  Top of the food chain at work here.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:30 | 4676981 Keyser
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Or an active assault on the foot soldiers of TPTB. I used to think Ben Fulford was a whack job, but as the game plays out his story makes more and more sense. All we need is James Bond and the cast of characters will be complete. 


Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:59 | 4680926 MeelionDollerBogus
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You only Bank Twice?

Once for yourself,

once for your screams?


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