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52 Year-Old French Banker Jumps To Her Death In Paris (After Questioning Her Superiors)

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There have been 13 senior financial services executives deaths around the world this year, but the most notable thing about the sad suicide of the 14th, a 52-year-old banker at France's Bred-Banque-Populaire, is she is the first female. As Le Parisien reports, Lydia (no surname given) jumped from the bank's Paris headquarter's 14th floor shortly before 10am. FranceTV added that sources said "she questioned her superiors before jumping out the window," but the bank denies it noting that she had been in therpapy for several years.


FranceTV and Le Parisien reports,

An employee of the Bred-Banque Populaire has committed suicide, Tuesday, April 22 in the morning at the headquarters of the bank. On her arrival at headquarters, quai de la Rapee, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris...


The incident occurred shortly before 10 am, 200 meters from the Ministry of Finance.




According to our sources, she questioned his superiors before jumping out the window, that formally denies the direction of the Bank.


"There is absolutely no evidence for designating his relationships with his hierarchy as responsible or letter or message " insists the direction of the communication FranceTV info.


It also speaks of a "very painful moment for the company" .




In an email to all employees consulted by FranceTV info, the management of the bank confirms the "death by suicide" and said "severely affected." It shows have established a psychological unit.




"For the moment, nothing puts the company in question, says the majority union SUNI-Bred/UNSA. The employee got along very well with her new team, her superior is very nice.


"According to a close," Lydia lived alone, in a difficult environment.


The human resources department states that this inhabitant of Ivry was in therapy for several years. Each describes a "secretive" but "very well known and popular" woman, but "never spoke of it."

This is the 14th financial services exective death 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.

12 - Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro found dead at home near Amsterdam with wife and daughter.

13 - Li Jianhua, 49, the director of China's Banking Regulatory Commission died of a sudden heart attack

14 - Lydia _____, 52 - jumped to her suicide from the 14th floor of Bred-Banque Populaire in Paris


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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:40 | 4692864 StacksOnStacks
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At this rate, this is going to take forever!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:42 | 4692877 fonzannoon
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I wish someone kept these stats prior to last year so we could have some perspective on this. Meanwhile 22 vets a day are committing suicide. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:46 | 4692896 McMolotov
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Yeah, but 22 vets a day is a small price to pay for...




...I've got nothing.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:48 | 4692909 Antifaschistische
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This whole revelation is very upsetting to me.   How come the names that keep popping up on this growing list are NEVER the names that I WANT on this list!!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:57 | 4692928 knukles
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I'll take Lydia's question for a $1000, Alex 

...this is what happens when foie gras is no longer served in the staff cafeteria...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:02 | 4692966 negative rates
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You have to have a lot of money to question evil.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:10 | 4692992 dryam
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The problem is that the wrong bankers are jumping, or being pushed however you want to look at it.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:13 | 4693006 knukles
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So France's equivalent of Department of Health, Human Services, Fraternity, Egality and Susceptibility to Sexual Advances by DSK in the Workplace will simply state that "She was pushed over the edge."

maniacal laughter... get it, pushed over the edge... suicidal, pushed... ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:38 | 4693112 0b1knob
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The don't have pistols or nail guns in France?

Come to think of it they probably don't....

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:00 | 4693188 Chris Jusset
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Her name is Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, and she guest-starred on Breaking Bad.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:43 | 4693354 Tengri Temujin
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They always use that 'was going to therapy for some mood disorder crap' whenever they knock off the ladies, cause nobody will buy the she used a nailgun on herself.  I am though waiting for the one where she ran herself repeatedly under the sewing machine untill she exanguinated via 1000 little holes.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:47 | 4693367 Vampyroteuthis ...
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When are we going to see Blankfein on the list or Dimon? Ohh, yeah the same reason why Corzine is in jail.... never mind.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:20 | 4693458 old naughty
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another in-therapy bite the dust...

can't we at least show some emotion for her, no?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:31 | 4693481 blindman
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John Prine, Donald and Lydia

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:34 | 4693489 MiguelitoRaton
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Her superiors swear she jumped. In other news, nobody else questioned her superiors, nor will they ever again.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:52 | 4693531 remain calm
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Means nothing, unless minutes before jumping she was on a three way phone call with Yellen and Draghi. Then we got action.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:16 | 4693609 markmotive
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Banking, government, military,'s all intertwined.

F@ck with the banks and you get the 800lb gorrilla on you.

All Wars are Bankers Wars

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:29 | 4693628 James_Cole
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Tyler is really going off the reservation with this banker death thing. Wow 14 have died this year OMG

Mentally unbalanced woman jumps to her death after speaking with her colleagues, yep, clearly they pushed her!

"vattt you are you going to tell the public about our <insert random well-tread banker crime here>, no way sister, that'd be the end of us! Out zee window!"

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:12 | 4693782 gmrpeabody
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French baker jumps off the Bred building...,

oh, wait...

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:38 | 4693925 weburke
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oh those japanese, for a minute they have the yen valued in a way they could buy america on the cheap, then, they fall, and over 1,000 of the banker Japanese commit suicide. Only there, they were forced to write suicide letters. One very high level guy who was asked by the govt to take charge, was suicided with letter of course, and the neighbors heard through the paper walls, him crying and pleading. But, he had to go I suppose, no big inquiry to all that, or, a number of other Japan related issues. There must have been some serious opposition in Japan to the west built into the japanese men culture around ww2, all I can figure as to why about 80 Japanese cities were -Firebombed- . Dresden times 80. Not to mention that amazing targetting that happened at Hiroshima. They have to obey or else. Same with us.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:42 | 4693848 MontgomeryScott
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Shit, you sound like that Catholic Papal-apologist who used to post here! Francis... Francis someone...

1) THE BANK said that she was 'mentally unbalanced'.

2) YOU TRUST their statements, and BANKS NEVER make mistakes (or start wars).

THERFORE, simple one, YOU are the one who is IMBALANCED.

     YOU never DID grasp the concept of TYLER DURDEN, did you?

     I AM TYLER.

Of course, WB7, and Testosterone Pit, and GoldCore, and George Washington, and Pheonix capital, and Botox, and Reggie Middleton, and some others like us (them) make up 'TYLER', you stupid, misled, gullible little twat. They like to be referred to as 'THE TYLERS', you frigging MORON.

HEY... It's the FIGHT CLUB here, and you are too stupid to realize that you have signed on for a few comments.


The death by several wounds to the back of the head at close range by a shotgun was determined to be a SUICIDE, by the OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION. I DID, NOT, HAVE, SEX with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky. I have been authorized to assure you that there is NO, REASONABLE, CAUSE for alarm. I'm from the GOVERNMENT, and I'm here to HELP. Mobile weapons labs have been discovered by satellite imagery. Lacking a pure impetuous, the realization of our goals cannot be achieved, short of another 'Pearl harbor' event. (Sorry, this last paraphrased statement is somewhat 'off subject', but it is contained in page 78 of the PNAC 'Rebuilding America's Defences' document, on the PDF version of the file that I DOWNLOADED toremind fuckers like 'James-Cole' that the WORLD is AWARE of what is happening, even though this evil fuck thinks it is all 'in the dark', or 'OCCULT').

YOU fucking sociopathic MORON! YOU actually TRUST the statement of the BANK that she happened to 'SUICIDE' from? let me QUOITE your pathetic defence of those oligarcical BASTARDS:

"Mentally unbalanced woman jumps to her death after speaking with her colleagues, yep, clearly they pushed her!"

Say, I promise that i won't come in your mouth, Jimmy. NO, it won't hurt when I put it in. I'll just put the TIP in. NO, you aren't getting fucked in the ass. WAIT, you did, but since I wore a condom and didn't come inside you, you are NOT a faggot for liking the way your MIND is getting FUCKED (like my dick feels inside you).

I don't suppose you would care to retract and re-think your inane and juvenile puerile statement at this time. After all, bankers OFTEN jump from tall buildings after having disagreements with the ones who OWN THEM (oops, I mean, the people that they trust and work for). MENAL IMBALACES are OFTEN the result of a sudden fit of CONSCIENCE, aren't they, you fucking murderous BASTARD? The BANK she WORKED FOR said so, after all, and THEY are HONEST as the day is LONG, aren't they, you pathetic MINION?

Gee, maybe next time, I'll tell you how I REALLY feel, you stupid little girlie fuck.


If you enter this contest NOW, I'll personally send you two tickets to the Bohemian Grove! MEET the ELITE, and witness the 'Creamation Of Care', as the Moloch Owl-worshippers decry CONSCIENCE, in favor of The Lie that they think is 'TRUTH'! ACT NOW, you worthless eater, before the offer EXPIRES (like they are doing to YOU).


I think I need a drink.

The name was FRANCIS_SAWYER, by the way. He had the right idea, but not enough knowledge, JAMES_COLE. HE was a chickenshit, in the end.

I'm sure that the my German compatriots appreciate your use of quotations and Yiddish intonations, and the unwashed masses (like me) fail to understand the psychological war that you are using offensively.

IN THE END... 88 million views, according to GOOKLETUBE...


Yeah, I have targeted all those who try to dispell TRUTH.






Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:49 | 4693857 James_Cole
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Speaking of mentally unbalanced, been to your doc lately MontScott?

And linkin park video wtf?



Fri, 04/25/2014 - 08:38 | 4694652 EddieBurgerPie
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Hahaha. You actually read all that blather from MS? I got through a few sentances and moved on. Reading some of the comments here is like taking a stroll down a mental ward corridor. Some of is entertaining, some have truely new perspectives, and some just totally batshit crazy. I guess that is why I feel so at home here in the comment section. 

I am EddieBurgerPie I am EddieBurgerPie I am EddieBurgerPie!!!!!!!!I!AM!EDDIE!BURGER!PIE!

See, I can do non compos mentis too!

BTW, I am Eddie Burger FUCKIN' Pie.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:09 | 4693892 Quus Ant
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Holy Sheeeit, that's a comment for the ages.  Horrifically beautifl.  Like watching Christy Turlington run over by a steamroller.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 06:37 | 4694323 CaptainObvious
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Had to log in just to +1 this, and I wish it could have been +100.  Well done, sir.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:37 | 4693497 wintermute
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Autumn Radtke's passing is another mysterious event. She was in financial services too.



Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:49 | 4693529 Wahooo
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Blankfein, Dimon, Geithner, et. al. will not jump from roofs - they will be THROWN.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:09 | 4693586 failure to perform
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I hope so! And I hope it will be televised!

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 04:05 | 4694107 The Navigator
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Can I be of assistance?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:18 | 4693454 Four chan
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women can bleed profusely and still live.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:40 | 4693679 SoCalBusted
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Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and still lives.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:04 | 4693885 MontgomeryScott
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Zsa Zsa Gabor's sister, Eva, was on television (I think it was 'The Tonight Show', with Johnny Carson) one time, and was asked why she didn't trust dogs.

She replied that she didn't trust anyone who would lick her, but not marry her.


They bleed for a WEEK a MONTH, and still live (unless they're pregnant, or in menoupause).

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:15 | 4693345 blindman
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being french, she painted herself into a corner with
a view.
apologies, that was a shameless and grotesquely
insensitive attempt at cheap humor but i can't help it.
Working French guillotine expected to fetch thousands at auction
The guillotine awaiting auction in Nantes
AFP PHOTO/Damien Meyer
A 19th century guillotine, still in perfect working order, is to be auctioned in France on Thursday and is expected to fetch up to 60,000 euros. ...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:29 | 4693656 SolarSystem1932
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Checkout the eye on that blade (view image and zoom in).


Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:42 | 4693683 blindman
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nasty blade.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:58 | 4693744 dogbreath
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Vintage guillotine, brass n wood n steel!!!    I bet it goes for double that. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:33 | 4693829 blindman
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it will be interesting to see, if possible, who
wins the auction.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:39 | 4693506 BidnessMan
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Well here in the USA there are 4 times as many suicides as gun deaths. So obviously suicide needs to be banned.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:16 | 4693600 edotabin
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Perhaps heavily regulated. That way, some big pharma company can create the anti-suicide pill. Naturally, the pill will be approved by the FDA regardless of the fact that it will have  20x more detrimental side effects to make you wish you were dead in the first place. We can watch endless commericials about it too. Then after some years, we can watch the lawyers try to get their share (all while being fair and just of course) as they sue big pharma. That's ok though. THe lawsuit will always be for far less than what the drug brought it, so let 'em have at it. Good business!

Who knows? Maybe after all that they can come out with the vaccine version and add it to the God knows how many they give kids these days.



Fri, 04/25/2014 - 01:16 | 4693995 Oh regional Indian
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pharma industry is hard at work selling people drugs they do not need...

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 02:11 | 4694044 trader1
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well, supply side is one perspective.

the demand side also plays a role here.


Fri, 04/25/2014 - 06:40 | 4694329 CaptainObvious
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Big Pharma will never make an anti-suicide pill, because they don't know how.  Shit, half the crap they market these days causes "suicidal thoughts and ideation", and those pills are meant to combat sleeplessness and tobacco addiction and anxiety and the like.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:28 | 4693919 MontgomeryScott
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If you REALLY want to solve a PROBLEM, you need to get to the ROOT CAUSE.

It is OBVIOUS that TALL BUILDINGS need to be banned, because suicidal people won't be able to kill themselves in this fashion.


1) I, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, DO HEREBY DECREE AND DECLARE PY PRESIDENTIAL ORDER, that all structures over one storey tall are hereby defined as 'HAZOURDOUS EDIFICES' as outlined in PPD 123666,; and, FURTHER; I, by the POWERS and DOMINION of MY office, call upon the DHS to ERADICATE all structures over the height of 2 (two) meters in altitude over the natually-existing 'lay of the land', as defined by EPA statute hex hexocanta Hex-Hex (Six-Sigma-six-Six), as duly signed in to law by my predecessors Carter, Nixon, Kissinger, Ford, Clinton, and Bush [both the Younger and the Senior] .

1) (A) the use of any weapons at my (OUR) disposal is hereby granted, under the 'Save A Banker Woman' Bill, duly authorized and codified under 'law', this day, the 24th of april, 2014.

2) All your shit are belong to US, including YOUR ASS, plebes. You thought that the white-boy 'Duck And Cover' shit was all a JOKE! DAMN!


My nappy-headed mullato brother from another mother has already taken care of this for you-all.


Fri, 04/25/2014 - 09:35 | 4694904 astoriajoe
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Nail guns would put too many people out of work.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:53 | 4693721 PT
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Good to see a woman committed to taking on the bad with the good in this new, "equal opportunity" world.  Now we just need some govt drone telling us there is still too much inequality and female banking suicides must somehow be made up to a mandatory 50%.


Or did she have to go to her superiors to ask for permission?


Still sounds like the wrong ones are dying and the wrong ones staying alive.

Repeat request to bankers:  DON'T WAIT!  SPILL THE BEANS NOW, EVERYWHERE!
Or could it be possible that they don't even understand what beans they have until it is too late?
"Don't worry about that bit - that's MY job.  You just worry about YOUR job."

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:22 | 4693803 Fiat Envy
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Motley Crue would never fucking OD.  

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:45 | 4693950 MontgomeryScott
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Nikki Sixx, while fucking overdosed on heroin, Meth, and Alcohol, drove his car in to a young woman in Redondo Beach, California.

He killed her. Her body flew about 170 feet before hitting the side of a house.

Naturally, the 'District judge' of Redondo Beach, Califuckingfornia, 'adjudiated' the manslaughter sentence, and Nikki Sixx was 'forced' to make some 'public service announcements'; regarding his murder of this woman.


Nikki Sixx was the 'lead singer' of that 'Motley Spue' band, and the story you just read is the TRUTH (just so those foreign to this land might understand the comment that I am replying to).


REALITY is a CRUEL master!




Fri, 04/25/2014 - 01:09 | 4693987 slvrizgold
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Sorry dude wrong answer. Nikki sixx was the bass player.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 08:56 | 4694737 overmedicatedun...
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if you are going to off yourself (talking to those who are ex military and current crop) Please, Please take a wall street bankster or DC criminal with you, take that as your last mission. Over. Out.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:15 | 4693005 espirit
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I wonder if her hands were tied behind her back and had two nails inserted above the left ear before she 'jumped'.

Another coppertop has left the Matrix.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:33 | 4693318 Tengri Temujin
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She jumped with a bungee cord wrapped around her neck, the right length so she would smash into the ground but short enough that she would be yanked back up to ensure strangulation.

I'm still waiting for the guy who kills himself with the butterknife

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:07 | 4693418 0b1knob
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Ivins, the man who did the anthrax mailing after 9/11, committed suicide by taking Tylenol.   No autopsy ever performed.  FBI didn't want one.

TYLENOL!!!!  Suspicious much?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:18 | 4693614 Spumoni
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Don't you read Mother Jones Magazine, man? Tylenol is really bad for your liver-which is why i drink Scotch...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:14 | 4693009 nmewn
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So, we can say Lydia's government supplied healthcare (its France) "therapy" was a success or was this a company provided benefit?

Yes, prolly to soon ;-)

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:15 | 4693901 cynicalskeptic
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Tylenol AND Scotch - THAT'LL get you...... Tylenol combined with alcohol will wipe out your live in no time

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:06 | 4693575 Van Halen
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I'll take the American Lydia's question for $17 trillion, Alex!






Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:52 | 4692929 SheepDog-One
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The names we want to see are the ones pushing the lower level ones off the ledge.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:56 | 4692948 McMolotov
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Yes, and to take care of those names will require beheading, a stake through the heart, and/or exposure to sunlight.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:58 | 4692952 johngaltfla
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This thread and others like it suck until we start hearing about Fed banksters copying the rest.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:58 | 4692954 knukles
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Oh,I was thinking of enemas.
Lots and lots of enemas. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:04 | 4692972 LetThemEatRand
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Generic, Walgreen's brand enemas.  None of the fancy stuff.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:05 | 4692978 negative rates
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Great, a behavioral flunky.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:10 | 4692993 knukles
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That's kinda like this woman I know who is a manic depressive and suicidal.
She just got promoted at the county/state/federally funded mental illness center hereabouts counseling...
Are you ready?

Suicidal people.


Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:03 | 4693752 blindman
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it takes one to know one. but then again
you have to wonder if all that counseling
doesn't just make a person crazier enough
to want to end it all. i say throw yourself
into the ocean at a safe depth and see what happens.
what also works well is physical inversion therapy,
something about being upside down repairs weird
perspective issues and invigorates a body,
and its cheap.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:57 | 4693869 Tapeworm
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as silly as this comment seems on inversion, it really does many people some good. (inversion, not silly comments, but that too might be our salvation.)

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:43 | 4697312 blindman
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there is nothing silly about inversion if you
consider the circulatory system and the valves
in the veins of human extremities, gravity and
the debris that accumulates in the system.
thank you for using the word salvation and your
comment in general.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:25 | 4693807 ILLILLILLI
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Always consult an expert with experience...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:21 | 4693624 Spumoni
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K, you really don't want to look in that trunk...can't let aht stuff outta there...ugh...can't breathe...put it back IN, MAN!!! Aw shit. Too late. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:08 | 4693580 Van Halen
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The names we want to see are the ones pushing the lower level ones off the ledge.

No, no, no.

The names we want to see are the ones who give the order to the ones who make the phone call who tell the ones to tell the ones to push the lower level ones off the ledge.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:54 | 4692942 Pure Evil
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Its like the old saying about having to out run zombies.

In this case they don't have to out run the torch and pitchfork crowd, they just have to throw some lower level flunky from the top of the building to keep the mob happy.

But, just like after the French Revolution, once they ran out of aristocrats to behead, the mob started lopping the heads off the Jacobins.

But, not to fret, eventually everyone gets to dance with the grim reaper.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:06 | 4692982 negative rates
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Yee aint from north jersey er ya? What ever happened to stormin normin??

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:19 | 4693027 Pure Evil
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He bailed on the way to Baghdad.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:14 | 4693240 BanksterSlayer
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Anti: because the names that you WANT to be on the list are likely the people who created the list in the first place.

from Dec. 14, 2011

Jamie Dimon threatens to kill Jon Corzine if he didn't raid is clients' accounts:


Fri, 04/25/2014 - 08:28 | 4694620 snodgrass
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Only little people get whacked. The ones left - they're the ones who did it or who go along with the rest of the tribe.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 14:01 | 4696231 Dubaibanker
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I wonder how ZH has missed this top banker's suicide who received bribes in Tokyo and worked for a large Korean bank but has not been noted here yet. Please include this soul also in the list of dead bankers.

FSS, Woori Bank agonize over bank official’s suicide

2014-04-09 15:08

When someone suspected of a crime or irregularity commits suicide, it usually has multiple effects -- the investigation comes to a screeching halt, and people are left wondering if the allegations were really true, or if possibly the victim sought to claim his innocence through death. 

The Financial Supervisory Service and Woori Bank are now grappling with these and other questions after a high-ranking bank official was found to have committed suicide amid an illicit loan investigation.

On Monday evening, a car was set on fire in a memorial park in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province.

In the car was a charred body, presumably that of 57-year-old Kim, the former manager of Woori Bank’s Tokyo branch, though an identity match has yet to be confirmed by the National Forensic Service, according to police officials.

Kim had been under investigation for months on suspicions that he took bribes when he was in Tokyo for helping to facilitate an illicit loan, possibly amounting to 60 billion won ($58 million).

Also, FSS officials recently found evidence that large sums had been transferred from Kim’s Tokyo account to his domestic account in Korea, which seemed to add momentum to the probe.

Kim’s suicide, however, has brought the investigation to a halt. 

“No coercive demands or orders were made on Kim during the investigation, but (the suicide) leaves us with a heavy heart,” said an official of the FSS.

In respect of the bereaved family members, the related investigation is to be suspended for a while but will nevertheless proceed as planned afterwards, the official added.

Despite the compassion it is displaying, the financial watchdog cannot avoid the charge that it may have put excessive pressure upon the deceased bank official, who had yet to be formally charged, meaning he was still “innocent.” 

In fact, Kim’s death was reminiscent of the case of a Kookmin Bank official in Tokyo in December last year. He, too, had committed suicide amid an FSS investigation into allegations of raising illicit funds.

While the FSS takes some time off, Woori Bank is left to overcome the lingering suspicions that Kim was indeed responsible for the irregular loan and that he may have attempted to cover up for higher-ranked officials.

By Bae Hyun-jung (

Copyright Herald Corporation. All rights reserved.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:51 | 4692927 falak pema
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why have they been bitten by their doggy bags? 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:33 | 4693083 mrpxsytin
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Does anyone know of any ways that one could volunteer some time to helping vets on the edge? 22 suicides a day is hard for me to ignore.

I'm in Australia but I'd be happy to talk on skype to any vets who are seriously considering suicide. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:48 | 4693526 americanspirit
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You are a fine human being - think globally, act locally.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:02 | 4693566 TheReplacement
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Wounded Warrior Project is one.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:46 | 4693136 RafterManFMJ
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She was "in therapy." No shit? I find every woman that can afford it is "in therapy." It's cool, gives them something to one-up their less successful friends, and best off all - someone HAS to listen to the blather.

They find themselves cured when the cash or insurance runs out...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:18 | 4693259 WillyGroper
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Sounds like you're a raging success with the female company you keep, eh?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 05:51 | 4694273 RafterManFMJ
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Well just reporting my observations, with some hyperbole for seasoning.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 08:30 | 4694624 snodgrass
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Psychotherapy is a fraud invented by Freud and the rest of the tribe. When you have a culture and belief system that drives people crazy, you need a "profession" to minister to them.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:01 | 4693564 TheReplacement
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Don't forget the ones being 'suicided' by delay at VA hospitals like the one in Phoenix.  40 vets dead there.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:17 | 4693612 DirkDiggler11
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Or dying on a waiting list at their local VA hospital for treatment. Hard to imagine actual reporting coming our of CNN, but this situation is simply despicable.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:44 | 4692885 NOTW777
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time to put a banker body count in the ZH header

sad and very suspicious

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:47 | 4692898 Never One Roach
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Equal Opportunity Suicides.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:24 | 4693639 Spumoni
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The 1% is getting smaller. Hope she left her estate to Cliven Bundy.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:52 | 4692932 Doña K
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Not to worry. It will soon gather critical mass.

I remember when foreclosures started at a few pctage points and then junped to the thousands. Second wave may be coming soon

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:08 | 4692986 negative rates
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Don't make me send the pied piper your way, he's already burned a pathway to the river.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:02 | 4692968 negative rates
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No, it already has taken forever, and a spell more.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:18 | 4693256 lostintheflood
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At this rate, this is going to take forever!

best laugh i've had all day...thanks!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:23 | 4693274 Tom_333
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The list in the article is not complete - there were also that Belgian dude...and I seem to recall more episodes. It´s turning into the weekly bankster.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:37 | 4693333 Tengri Temujin
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Notice how none of these Banker suicides/murders ever gets solved.  I mean all these decades and not like one headline, 'murderer of banker caught etc.'

You wonder if the cops find out its always a BIG donor to the police retirement fund or police ball, or whatever event they got cooking, then the leads get cold all of a sudden.


Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:18 | 4693793 blindman
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nary a whiff of foul play in that circle,
very curious.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:21 | 4693460 antipodean
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Ha-bloody-ha. Wouldn't have thought of it myself but that just about sums up the world's whole sorry state and the expectation that it all crashes and burns tomorrow. Very droll

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:54 | 4693548 americanspirit
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Yes but these are just the jumpers/nailgunners. Think how many are killing themelves slowly with drugs, booze, cigarettes and diet because deep in their hearts they know they are obscene parasites. The death count among bankers is WAY higher than the suicide numbers show - many if not most of these people know in their soul that they have committed unspeakable crimes against innocent people and  that the world would be better off without them.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for politicians.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:27 | 4693650 Spumoni
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Hate to be the one to tell you this, but it isn't as bad as all that. Pols and bankers, like lawyers and philosophers, are the same cloth. That cloth clothes lizards, not humans. No soul there at all. Just shapeshifting scumbags from someplace else.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:44 | 4693691 GooseShtepping Moron
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What exactly is your beef with philosophers?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:51 | 4693960 Tapeworm
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I rather doubt that the pschopathic movers and shakers ever have  a twinge of anything that resembles a conscience.

 Try to picture anyone from the last ten administrations having a "feeling"{ for the tax cows that feed them and then provide vast riches from dilution of the currency. Are you able to conjure up even a single one of these creeps that will stop the looting?

 I was astounded on how the Teleprompter in Cheif was able to pull it off in round one, but the 2012 should be enough to disabuse any one of you in maintaining the utterly discredited notion of a constitutional republic,

 Those that take the constitutional limits of centgoo powers are a tiny tribe.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 01:47 | 4693797 JuliaS
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Apparently, the wrong person jumped. She had superiors.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:40 | 4692865 navy62802
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The good news is that there is certainly more upward mobility in the profession now.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:58 | 4692957 Pure Evil
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It was definitely one of the glass ceilings that held the fairer sex back in the workplace.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:37 | 4693339 capitallosses
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Seems the mobility is falling downward rapidly.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:41 | 4692869 LetThemEatRand
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Jumpez vous fuckers!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:52 | 4692939 knukles
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How elegant!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:10 | 4692994 negative rates
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Holy jumpenzeeski's batman.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 00:37 | 4693936 Skateboarder
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They spelled 'Bread' wrong...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:48 | 4693149 Hulk
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But before you jump, Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir ???

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:38 | 4693341 Tengri Temujin
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She was 52 Hulksters, menopausal and dry

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:13 | 4693436 walküre
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you don't know what the Hulkster likes, do you?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:42 | 4692875 McMolotov
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Let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:44 | 4692883 Portuguese Revo...
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This looks like banker scum tying up loose ends...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:45 | 4692887 lemonobrien
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she has 4 kids too; that's what sent her over the edge; her oldest was an honors student. you gotta know its hard raising honors students.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:53 | 4692924 SHEEPFUKKER

I'm sure it was just postpartum depression.  Oh wait, she's 52.....that can't be it.  She could easily be a grandmother....granny jumping, so awesome. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:55 | 4692946 falak pema
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I think she was depressed because Segolene said low neck lines were verboten in France on women employees from now on. Some women take those remarks personally and when you have pretty tits you like your male colleagues to notice them to get some consideration; like in Mad men.

Maybe she flipped. Pretty depressing if low necklines are out and no bonuses are in.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:43 | 4693689 Mike in GA
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Yeah, low necklines are looked down on in my office, too.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:31 | 4693076 NYPoke
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Trust me, it is hard raising Juvenile Delinquents.  I have both.  The Honor Student keeps me alive.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:11 | 4693229 Hobo Sapien
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I dunno, I keep picturing it just like the scene from N. Roeg's The Man Who Fell To Earth, when Buck Henry's character gets taken out; two anonymous gorillas in grey suits show up, don't say a word, pick Buck up be the feet and shoulders, and count of three toss him at the window of his upper skyscraper office. Poor Buck bounces off the glass the first time, seemed like it hurt. But the gorillas silently try it again, and this time Buck goes through, and gets a short flying lesson. Creeped me right out, but the sequence has stuck with me as always being a possibility at those levels of power.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:45 | 4692888 Brokenarrow
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There is a special hell for all bastard bankers. I wish them all a speedy trip.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:47 | 4692901 Rainman
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Wake me only for CFO and above jumpers. I don't have time for this.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:50 | 4692921 williambanzai7
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Be prepared for a long nap...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:00 | 4692964 Pure Evil
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When he finally wakes up we'll have to call him Rip Van Winkle.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:13 | 4693001 negative rates
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I just saw the whole board build a ramp to the window, they were out looking for pirates or terroists or whatever they get called these days.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:47 | 4692902 Yen Cross
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      The cheapskate banksters need to invest in some chickenwire to keep their flock from trying to suicide itself.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:49 | 4692915 SheepDog-One
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13 bankster deaths, hey it's a good start.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:11 | 4693595 ZHrnh
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A Banker's dozen!!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:49 | 4692916 Devotional
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"I believe I can ffffffffff ....."

burn in hell fuckers!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:49 | 4692918 williambanzai7
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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:57 | 4692949 OldPhart
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:03 | 4692969 Pure Evil
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I'll take all the gold for control of the world, Alex.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:14 | 4693007 negative rates
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Just out live me, and it's yours for the taking. I'm talkin real old gold.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:32 | 4693484 BidnessMan
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A double bounce ? I thought a dead cat only bounced once. Maybe Bankers are different.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:31 | 4693661 Spumoni
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Exquisite, WB. +whatever you like.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:51 | 4692926 mtndds
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jump you cock sucking prick fuckers!!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:52 | 4692930 Conax
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It's perfectly understandable.  She went to work and the coffee was cold. Despondent, she asked her superior if she could go out for some, he said "Oui, tresbien," so she plummeted to her ghastly death in the street below.

Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:53 | 4692933 WillyGroper
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According to our sources, she questioned his superiors before jumping out the window, that formally denies the direction of the Bank.


"There is absolutely no evidence for designating hisrelationships with his hierarchy as responsible or letter or message " insists the direction of the communication FranceTV info.



I'm sofakingconfused. She, he, he-she?


Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:58 | 4692953 LetThemEatRand
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Probably just google translate.  "her" and "his" in French are both "son."

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:58 | 4692958 knukles
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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:00 | 4692963 LetThemEatRand
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Tres bien.  

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:59 | 4692959 NotApplicable
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The only thing I can take away from it is that they're possibly speaking of the Minister of Finance???

Or the banker suicide news release template was written for males?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:43 | 4693515 blindman
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and wouldn't the correct term be "fell" from the window.
"jump" would be from the ground into the building
through the window. i don't trust this source.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:34 | 4693668 Spumoni
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This is what happens when a modern lamestream journalist uses Google to translate le francais. Their vocabulary does not include the words "proofread,"  "syntax"  or "grammar." Strunk and White mean nothing to them.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:52 | 4692934 Bernoulli
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Sorry, I am not sure if it makes sense to keep that list up and running.

How many people work in banking and is this number really that high?

An average suicide rate of 10 to 20 per 100'000 every year should be considered normal (hate to quote Wikipedia, but here it is:

And why would bankers kill themselves more than in the past years? Conscience? I don't think so.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:02 | 4692967 Conax
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I'm not the red arrow guy, but what is the suicide rate among the rich, like these banksters?

Poor people have little 'accidents' all the time, but rich people?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:07 | 4692983 Pure Evil
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The real question is, how many are suiciding themselves off of bank towers?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:15 | 4693015 negative rates
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Who cares, bank towers, river banks, blood banks, food banks.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 03:27 | 4694080 Bernoulli
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In France, several suicides happened at the workplace or that were connected to work over the last years. Renault, Areva, France Telecom (apparently 20 suicides in 2009 alone).

Also in Switzerland, two suicides happened at Swisscom (CEO) and Zurich Insurance (CFO). And everybody was discussing about the pressure of nowadays work.

I am questioning the statistical relevance of such "single" data points that are not put in perspective.

And on top of that I am not sure if this is a strong argument confirming something is wrong in the banking and financial industry.

There are hundreds of other stronger arguments.

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