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Demoted Chicago Tech Firm CTO Shoots Boss, Self

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One man is dead and one man critical after a 59-year-old employee of Chicago tech firm ArrowStream shot the company's CEO and then turned the weapon on himself and committed suicide. Chicago Police stated that "he was despondent over the fact that he got demoted." The alleged shooter, Anthony DeFrances, CTO for the firm, had worked for the company since 2001. As Fox reports, the company’s CEO, Steven LaVoie, 54, of LaGrange, was in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after being shot in the head and stomach.


FOX 32 News Chicago


As Fox Chicago reports,

A recently demoted executive entered a Loop office building in Chicago on Thursday morning and shot the company’s CEO before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide, authorities said.


The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at the ArrowStream company on the 17th floor of the Bank of America building, 231 S. LaSalle St.


Apparently he was despondent over the fact that he got demoted,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.


The company’s CEO, Steven LaVoie, 54, of LaGrange, was in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after being shot in the head and stomach, authorities said.


The alleged shooter was identified as Anthony DeFrances, a 59-year-old employee who had been told on Friday that he was being demoted as the company downsizes, police said. DeFrances had worked at the company since January 2001, according to his LinkedIn profile.


According to ArrowStream's website, Anthony DeFrances is the CTO of the company.

Tony DeFrances
Chief Technology Officer

Tony DeFrances is the Chief Technology Officer for ArrowStream. With ArrowStream virtually since its inception, Tony leads all aspects of ArrowStream’s technology, including Development, Quality Assurance, Technical Support, Documentation, Systems and Network Infrastructure, and Data Management.


DeFrances brings more than 25 years of technology experience to ArrowStream. For the 10 years prior to joining the company, he founded and ran a successful software company that developed and sold communications, middleware, and sales force automation products and services to Fortune 500 companies in foodservice and other industries. Prior to starting his own company, DeFrances spent 15 years in technology consulting and software development.


DeFrances has a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology and a Masters of Computer Science from the University of Dayton.


Tony lives in the Chicago area with his wife Eileen and three children.

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Sadly, as small cap stocks come under pressure and the endless flow of hot money into tech startups slows (as it has done before), we fear this episode could well repeat all over the country.


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Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:27 | 5028742 trader1
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:32 | 5028777 Skateboarder
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He was really pissed about IT being a thankless job with the biggest 'talent pool' of mediocrity.

Do you only go to the afterlife if you've uploaded your entire life story to 'the cloud'?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:35 | 5028807 Bastiat
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Yes.  It facilitates the continued collections efforts on your student loan debt.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:41 | 5028820 hedgeless_horseman
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...he founded and ran a successful software company that developed and sold
communications, middleware, and sales force automation products and
services to Fortune 500 companies in foodservice and other industries.

I thank God that my obituary will not include the words, "middleware," and, "foodservice."

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:51 | 5028921 knukles
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Well, coulda been worse.  He coulda been fired.


God's gonna send him to the Great Burger King in the Sky

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:59 | 5028989 Dr. Everett V. Scott
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"He coulda been fired."

He SHOULDA been fired. This is why it's almost always a bad idea to demote someone. 'Up or out' is the only reasonable carreer path.

At least this didn't happen in a Post Office...

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:04 | 5029025 Manthong
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all those guns

If we could just get another 30 million or so guns purchased here, we could hit that magic number of a gun for every man, woman, child, transgender and whatever in the country.  

I’ll go out and buy another one just to get things rolling.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:06 | 5029035 BellyBrain
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To everyone who plans on shooting their boss, please bear in mind:


You should practice with that handgun.  2 to the chest, 1 to the head.  Drill that until you can do it accurately within 2 seconds. 


Use at least a 9mm with hollow point bullets.  Carry extra magazines.


Don't just shoot ONE of your bosses.  Try to get them ALL.  Burst into a board meeting, for example.


Don't shoot anyone who makes less than $1-2 million per year.  Focus on the parasitic "captains" of industry only.


After you take out that board meeting, holster your pistol under your blazer and walk calmly out of the building.  Drive to the mansion of the uber-parasite who owns the company and remove him from the equation as well.


If you make it through all of that alive, then you can feel good about going ahead with suicide, knowing you helped remove at least 4 (hopefully more) sociopaths from the human gene pool. 


Don't settle for less than a 4:1 ratio. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:09 | 5029068 outamyeffinway
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This bitch is going off the chizzy!!!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:11 | 5029094 remain calm
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He's not a banker, why do we care?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:17 | 5029999 The Alarmist
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Proof that you should never lay someone off; fire their asses and have them escorted off the premises before they know what hit them.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:32 | 5029252 Karaio
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One of the best reviews I've ever read! 



Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:44 | 5029310 NeedleDickTheBu...
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I find video tutorials more helpful for these types of situations....

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:44 | 5029316 starman
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Belly thanks for laughs I just wet myself .

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:49 | 5029341 MagicHandPuppet
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Haha... very nice.  You really convinced me.   At first read of the storie, I thought: "Well, at least this bozo shot himself in the head... only good thing he did."   But, you bring it to a "ho' nuvah level" and, you're right... he did it all wrong, lol!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:04 | 5029423 Freddie
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2 to the chest, 1 to the head.  Drill that until you can do it accurately within 2 seconds. 

Does this work with nail guns too?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:19 | 5030008 The Alarmist
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That third shot was simply a result of you jerking the gun from the first two shots ... don't want anyone to accuse you of using excessive force.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:13 | 5031253 Hulk
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Looks like we need to invent the 12 shooter...

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:05 | 5029425 Wait What
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funniest thing i read today.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:12 | 5029469 r00t61
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+1 for accurately saying "magazine" instead of "clip."

On the other hand, if someone wants to use an M1 Garand, more power to him.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:21 | 5030023 The Alarmist
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Your US miliary still used the M1 in the '80s for a "21 gun" salute at official burial ceremonies.  It was a fine gun for something like that. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:19 | 5029496 SmackDaddy
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i would have done that, but it would have fucked up my unemployment claim....

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:26 | 5029527 Leveraged Algorithm
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You forgot the part about reloadiing......

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:59 | 5029934 BellyBrain
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That's why I put "extra magazines" in there.  But yes, some reloading drills would be helpful, too.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:43 | 5031172 RafterManFMJ
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Glock magazines in 9mm that hold 33 rounds can be had for the 17, 19, 26, and 34.

Be sure to only buy real Glock mags as the third party ones jam up.

Simple math indicates a full mag could eliminate 11 bankers; if you started with one in the pipe, the extra could be used by the Patriot - I mean shooter on him or herself.

Similarity Glock makes a 22 round mag that feeds well into all it's .40 caliber pistols.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:48 | 5029605 Bill of Rights
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No truer words spoken

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:56 | 5029391 RafterManFMJ
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Blah Blah Blah sad.

Where do I put in my application, and am I comped for body armor?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:35 | 5029268 JRobby
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That was the first thought I had. I guess he didn't realize how bad it is out there in "jobland"

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:43 | 5029864 benb
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A lot of those tech company office environs are really repressive and destructive to one's mental health. This guy must have been pretty wrapped up in the meaningless Co. b.s. Shooting people ain't the answer. This spoiled sport was no pauper. He could have quit and gone off to do something meaningful with his life.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:51 | 5028924 NotApplicable
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Worse yet is that they were for "sales force automation."


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:53 | 5028944 knukles
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So'd he shoot him with a single shot, revolver or semi-auto?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:05 | 5028947 BellyBrain
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He should have been better prepared.  Semi-auto, 9mm or .45. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:07 | 5029051 I Am Not a Copp...
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Rule # 2:  Double tap

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:39 | 5028845 Headbanger
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No you need to deep freeze your soul for that:

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:34 | 5028801 jcaz
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Tried to exercise his options, found out he gets nothing- because there WASN'T anything-

Ponzis get more interesting when the music stops....

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:43 | 5028878 Gringo Viejo
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I believe...."Tony LIVED in the Chicago area".....

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:45 | 5028896 trader1
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i'm loving all the junks for pointing out a reality.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:51 | 5028931 Toolshed
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So you are admiitng you are a troll? Imagine my surprise. Most douche bags are trolls.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:49 | 5028916 Toolshed
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All you anti-gun douche bags seem to have failed to notice that most gun violence these days is committed by MILITARIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT. With the large number of guns in private hands, and the miniscule percentage of them used for unjustified violence, is indicative of a surprising level of restraint by the private citizenry. The PIGS, a term whose time seems to have returned, appear to have very, very, itchy trigger fingers. I recently advised my daughter to start trying to persuade her deputy sherrif husband, who is one of the nicest people I have ever met and became a sherrif because he wanted to help people (incredible I know) to get into another career path before it is too late. If you have loved ones in law enforcement, I recommend you do the same. Unless of course, they are like far too many PIGS, and enjoy going to the gym, getting pumped up on steroids, and then searching for some elderly citizens to pistol whip and pepper spray. Friends don't let friends become PIGS.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:54 | 5028951 Dr. Richard Head
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Bravo good sir.  Funny thing is that most of the anti-gun groups use gun death numbers that include those pirates that wear a badge.  Cognitive dissonance at its best or worst.  I am not sure really.

Piggy, piggy, piggy, come on, come on...

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:05 | 5029431 RafterManFMJ
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You imbeciles better smarten up, and do it right quick.

There is no convincing your opponents - none. You flail and sputter with elementary logic, with statistics, with history.

Do you not see?

Your enemy is implacable and will never stop until they are physically defeated or until they have disarmed you and moved on to the next phase of their plan.

Get your head out off you ass - if an 8 year old can defeat most progressives' arguments, yet the progressive continues to argue and scheme then you are dealing with FAR MORE than a simple disagreement, a minor quibble.

Here let me help you:

1. Regulation
2. Registration <----- YOU ARE HERE
3. Confiscation
4. Liquidation

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:37 | 5029829 netsludge
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Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?

No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!

DHS: Use Scissors To Defend Yourself From A Mass Shooter

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:10 | 5029454 trader1
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"a surprising level of restraint" or "a surprising level of enjoying this"?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:56 | 5028966 Dr. Everett V. Scott
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"All those guns"

Yes! I for one am tired of all those guns running around and shooting people!

Instead, let's have the government confiscate them. Because, like, we can trust Obama to protect us.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:35 | 5029260 Rentier88
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Ah, life has been so rough and hard for the weak minded little CTO? wahaa wahaa...

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:28 | 5028747 Xibalba
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Guns kill people the same way pencils write essays.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:30 | 5028769 pods
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Foons make people fat?


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:41 | 5029297 Agent P
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For the record, I am a strong believer that Foon is indeed the better name for that utensil. 


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:28 | 5028748 pods
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That is nowhere near as bad as the guy who let loose with an AR in a trailer park down here.

So much for his psych degree?

When times get bad people snap.  And times are bad, no matter what the magic box says. Magic boxes don't pay the bills.
Welcome to the desert of the real. 


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:10 | 5029459 RafterManFMJ
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That's untrue; my sisters cousins Au Pair made over 900 Euros on the TV in one week!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:14 | 5029475 Peak Finance
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So much for his psych degree?

It's an EXPERIMENTAL psych degree. Which means that the coursework is 90% math and stats and how to develop and evaluate experimental designs and hypothesis testing. Actually a REALLY good degree to have in any type of social science, economics, or finance type position. GREAT degree to have if you study behaviorial finance.  

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:28 | 5028751 icanhasbailout
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head and stomach - nice shooting

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:53 | 5028945 what's that smell
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this is the kind of stuff that terrifies the elite....the "silent majority" taking revenge on the "supermen".

it's called "social arbitrage"; a worthless "nobody" kills a valuable "galt's gulch" oligarch.

randroids, zionists, cockroaches, and oligarchs: GET UNDERGROUND NOW.

...before the raving hordes of tweeting zombies come to get your goodies.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:09 | 5029078 Colonel Klink
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Guy was great with a keyboard, not so much with a gun.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:27 | 5029530 Freddie
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He should have spent more time on Halo and Tour of Duty versus keeping the network up at work.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:48 | 5028757 Dr. Engali
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Quick.... Pass some gun control legislation while this story is still hot! If we can't pass gun control, send out a fundraising letter. Ahhhh fuck it.... do both.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:51 | 5028929 pazmaker
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Sorry Dr.  they already did that in Chicago!  This headline must be a mistake guns are outlawed in Chicago!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:29 | 5028760 Coletrane
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No man is so dangerous as the one who believes he has nothing left to lose.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:40 | 5028849 debtor of last ...
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Yeah. Yellen is one hell of a dangerous dude.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:44 | 5028891 Postal
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I've said that for years. Kinda explains my call-sign, I suppose...

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:48 | 5029346 Sudden Debt
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My former boss had a saying during 2008:

It only took months to turn that bastard into a nazi.
I once told him: one day, there's going to be somebody who'll show up with a gun you know....

6 months later, we shut down one of our biggest warehouses and hundreds where fired. One of the most depressing things I've ever seen.
I had a glass aquarium office next to Hr and there where daily lines of people I worked with getting fired.
And my boss was constantly saying: it's life man! Move on!

And one day, we where in a meeeting and we heared hard tapping sounds.
And after a few tpas, we looked outside and there was on of the former workers shooting out offive with a 22 from about 80 meters.
The bullets never got through and the police cought him but I'll never forget it. When do you do this? When you've been degraded, not demoteted, degraded.
Respect. That's what killed that man. I don't know him but there's evil people out their who call themselves "leaders"
And yes, most of those fuckers should be shot.
They demand respect but offer crap in return.
So if that guy is one of those people, I hope he burns in hell.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:45 | 5028765 0b1knob
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"This is America. People do whatever the fuck they feel like doing, you got a problem with that? Because they have a right to. And because they have guns and no one can fucking stop them.” 
Neal StephensonSnow Crash

America Fuck Yeah.  I f  you don't like it go to Londonistan.

Fight club all chant: 

His name was Anthony DeFrances

His name was Anthony DeFrences...

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:30 | 5028767 Otto Zitte
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Uh, I'd say he's a lot more than despondent, MSM propagandist whores. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:32 | 5028774 Duc888
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What a cunt. The flunky gets demoted and throws a hissy fit.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:45 | 5028779 Icewater Enema
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Assclowns like Tony would lay people off at the drop of a hat to save their own hides. But then when it happens to him (he wasn't even RIF'd, just demoted) he's "despondent" enough to kill? What a shame the families and others have to pay. Millions of people have gotten pink slips and just sucked it up and took it like men/women. What an asshole. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:33 | 5028789 Bam_Man
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DeFrances has a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology

Then I guess he understood the meaning of the term "batshit crazy".

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:34 | 5028791 DollarMenu
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Shooter had a Master's in "experimental Psychology"?

I wonder how he lost himself?

Prayers for the wife and children, who will never really know why.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:34 | 5028796 Duc888
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Coletrane: "No man is so dangerous as the one who believes he has nothing left to lose."

Ohhhhhhh I dunno.....this piece of shits ego got dinged and pussy boi takes out his shortcomings on someone else.

Too bad, he had a future in King O's court (jester) roundtable.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:40 | 5028847 BeetleBailey
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Another fine graduate of the Russell Wassendorf School of Firearms & Douchebaggery....

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:40 | 5028854 yogibear
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Looks like the boss wasn't a very good manager if he cause this. Turned a bad situation into something horrible.

Used to know of a manager that would pit people against each other and take joy in watching it.  He eventually died before he made it to his 50's. Seems like Satan wanted him early.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:40 | 5028860 uncle_vito
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Kind of refreshing.   A Postal event.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:45 | 5028899 Postal
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You rang?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:41 | 5028861 IridiumRebel
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We need tougher bans on demotions.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:43 | 5028877 Jack Sheet
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Why didn't Bernwanker think of this when 0Bong0 fired him?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:46 | 5028900 insanelysane
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Gotta demote the guy at 59 because at 60 it becomes agist.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:40 | 5029292 Fuku Ben
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No problem just change your gender identity and you're covered under Obamacare in the NWO Sodom and Gomorrah

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:46 | 5028904 q99x2
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Damn. No need for popcorn. I thought it was going to be a loop of him doing the shooting. Isn't it time we get a banker jumping? And no more of those home flipping scam advertisements please.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:46 | 5028906 NotApplicable
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Unpossible! Guns are illegal in Chicago.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:54 | 5028950 youngman
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Just showing the gangbangers how to do it right....

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:58 | 5028984 Last of the Mid...
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does this count as a dead banker????

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:47 | 5029883 homiegot
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Since he was in the financial district, technically yes.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:02 | 5029012 armageddon addahere
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This isn't funny anymore.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:18 | 5029096 therearetoomany...
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This is what you get when everyone gets a trophy.


EDIT:  Somehow this quote from, oh, I forget the movie seems appropriate...

“Remember this. The people you're trying to step on, we're everyone you depend on. We're the people who do your laundry and cook your food and serve your dinner. We make your bed. We guard you while you're asleep. We drive the ambulances. We direct your call. We are cooks and taxi drivers and we know everything about you. We process your insurance claims and credit card charges. We control every part of your life.

We are the middle children of history, raised by television to believe that someday we'll be millionaires and movie stars and rock stars, but we won't. And we're just learning this fact. So don't fuck with us.”

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:36 | 5029272 mastersnark
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Ah yes, "The Benchwarmers"...good call.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:12 | 5029097 WTFUD
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Meanwhile back at the Oval Office Hunter empties his chamber into Papa Joe and Backdoor Barry claiming the GaZZ deal in Ukraine would never really get off the ground.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:16 | 5029131 thamnosma
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This ass couldn't handle being demoted?  He wasn't making enough money, huh?  Probably hadn't saved a dime.  No excuse and no sympathy.  You don't murder people over this.   Seems much of the population is completely ungrounded.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:19 | 5029147 Atomizer
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The United States progressive ideology is a snake eating its own tail.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:21 | 5029162 Super Hans
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I got my list of dream guns at this point, just hope that I can get them before it's too late.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:24 | 5029197 thamnosma
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Wish I could afford to buy them now.   Having to trim the list a bit.  The ammo is more important.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:22 | 5029185 p00k1e
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Encore! Encore!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:25 | 5029204 RaceToTheBottom
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Was he mad he didn't get another ribbon?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:25 | 5029205 bitterwolf
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goddam HARD HEAD ceo's are should be more open minded for the sake of company efficiency.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:26 | 5029209 rsnoble
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CEO's are like cockroaches........shot in the head and stomach and still doesn't die?  If you're gona do it right!

Also i'm sure this will be great for Lord Obama's disarmerment program.  Worthless though.  All you would have to do is walk up behind the guy and whack him over the head with a hammer.  Might not kill him but if you really hate him you can have fun delivering several more blows.  Then run to the top of the building and have some fun in your last moments and jump off.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:28 | 5029217 Elliptico
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Say hello to my little friend.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:35 | 5029261 RaceToTheBottom
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Probably some disease going around in the Bank of America building.  Poor guy probably caught the Bankster disease from one of them.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:36 | 5029271 yogibear
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Maybe the managers bullied with the guy and pissed him off.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:37 | 5029279 bardot63
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I predicted just this morning on ZH that Russian/Indian talks to dump the dollar in cross border trade would lead to more banker deaths.  So, was this at a hardware store, in the nailgun department, or ...?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:39 | 5029285 Smegley Wanxalot
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So ArrowStream stock went up, or no?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:46 | 5029324 Agent P
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Ironic that this will produce a couple of promotion opportunities.

(I’m going to hell)


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:29 | 5030702 DarthVaderMentor
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No you're're CEO material!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:50 | 5029349 world_debt_slave
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I bet that will be the last time he gets demoted.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:54 | 5029379 D-liverSil-ver
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A shooting in Chicago... but... but.. they have the strongest gun control laws in the Nation.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:16 | 5029482 hardmedicine
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d and ran a successful software company that developed and sold communications, middleware, and sales force automation products and services to Fortune 500 companies in foodservice and other industries. Prior to starting his own company,


Oh no... You mean he helped other companies automate their services so as to downsize their workforce?

I continue to hold on to that addage "what comes around goes around". 

This is the only thing that keeps me going as I refuse to serve the system that is in place.  It costs everything to NOT serve the system.  It costs comforts and "keeping up with the Joneses" and security.... the only thing it saves is my conscience. 

Is anyone else aware of the fact that if your company isn't directly in government services then it indirectly gets funding through government contracts and subsidies. 



Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:33 | 5029546 Fuku Ben
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Cassidy Stay (whose finger deflected the bullet) & Gabrielle Giffords (No entry wound) both survived gunshots to the head during drills. Let's see if Steven La Voie (defintion: Crown the way) can find his way to the light too.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:59 | 5029654 robertocarlos
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That's not right. You have to be absolutely sure the person you are shooting IS the sole cause of all your troubles. If you can, try to use a knife so it's more personal.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:01 | 5029663 Dublinmick
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Anybody can committ suicide, it takes real men to face the coming ebola wave.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:20 | 5030013 thamnosma
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Just a few Ebola cases in the USA and we're shuttin it down.  This place would go hyperbolic paranoic.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:20 | 5030009 pitz
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No excuse for this shooting, of course.  But the tech industry has been ruined through hoardes of H-1B's being brought in, and re-employment with another company would likely have been very difficult for this man.  In most industries/sectors other than STEM and IT, people in their 50s are highly sought after.  In STEM, basically, if you get laid off, as a US citizen, your career is over.  As firms are hooked on hiring young H-1B's instead of qualified Americans.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:21 | 5030021 thamnosma
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True enough, but at almost 60, this guy had a great career compared to most Americans and did't have enough savings to just say "going fishing" and fuck the rest of it?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:28 | 5030689 DarthVaderMentor
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Probably big title, low pay, suddenly facing layoff with lots of worthless options since the CEO took it all. Yet another typical case of a dedicated overworked techie being stabbed in the back by an MBA trained CEO. Winners are usually the VC's, the board, the CEO and the CFO and the rest of the founders get screwed. Seen it in about 45-70% of all post 1999 start-ups.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:48 | 5030807 max2205
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Maybe those motherfuckers raised the property taxes on his house that is still under water and his wife is fucking the next door neighbor

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 22:01 | 5030868 rgetty
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Guess he didnt want to train his Indian replacement.

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