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Banker leaps to his death in finance world’s 8th suicide this year
The New York Post ^ | March 17, 2014 | Michael Gray

Posted on 03/18/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A 28-year old Manhattan investment banker has died after an apparent suicide, police sources said.

Kenneth Bellando, who worked at Levy Capital since January, was found dead on the sidewalk outside his East Side building on March 12, after allegedly jumping from the sixth-story roof, sources said.

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

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bankers; jpmorgan; kennethbellando; suicide
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: null and void

PING!


2 posted on 03/18/2014 5:43:31 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why is Obama killing off bankers?


3 posted on 03/18/2014 5:45:03 AM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is jumping from the sixth floor to commit suicide really that smart? It could end up just being excruciatingly painful, and be quite embarrassing, to boot.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 5:47:48 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

And if he’s not we need to know why they are committing suicide.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 5:50:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jjsheridan5

Re sixth floor: He was being conservative, probably more conservative than in his investment practices.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 5:51:05 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maybe he thought he could fly.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:29 AM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Obama is just a hired hand, all he’s doing is reading whatever is on the teleprompter and taking vacations.

The best explanation for all these bankers who have somehow lost the will to live I’ve heard is from Douglas J Hagmann who was on Coast-to-Coast a few nights ago. He says it has to do with the end of the US dollar as a reserve currency and the subsequent looting of America’s remaining wealth.

http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/10482


8 posted on 03/18/2014 5:56:39 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We need to start some banker suicide jokes.

What do you get when you cross a Banker a Bhuddist Monk and a can of Gasoline?


9 posted on 03/18/2014 6:07:36 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There are certain drugs (some hallucinogenic mushrooms) which cause an urge to jump to one’s death. I can’t remember the specifics because it’s been a long time since I read about.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 6:09:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

There was a monty python bit about bankers jumping from windows....very dark and funny.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Junk Silver

No, it’s because they are mad at God and don’t see any other way out of this torturous life. The worst part is that they were tricked by evil into thinking suicide is a legitimate way out.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 6:12:27 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just like my grandparents had told me about during the Depression. If you were already scraping by you found a way to make do and carry on. Those who had become accustomed to the good life could not bear the thought of going back to the bottom of the ladder.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RoosterRedux

“There are certain drugs (some hallucinogenic mushrooms) which cause an urge to jump to one’s death. I can’t remember the specifics because it’s been a long time since I read about.”

Been a longer time since I did that. ;-)


14 posted on 03/18/2014 6:14:03 AM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
One is reminded of the song that made the rounds on YouTube shortly after the fall of Bear Stearns... it was titled "Jump You F*ckers."

I report this not without a certain empathy for the sentiments of the singer.

15 posted on 03/18/2014 6:19:39 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Oberon

...to my shame, I must admit.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 6:20:32 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: yldstrk

Does anyone really think these were all actual suicides? How about Richard Talley, 57 founder and CEO of American Title? Talley reportedly died on Feb 6 from seven or eight “self-inflicted” wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head.

Yup, most severe case of “suicide” I ever heard of.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 6:23:03 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Junk Silver

I agree, that is not a suicide


18 posted on 03/18/2014 6:25:06 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Junk Silver

You really do have to admire his commitment and determination.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 6:26:28 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Yorlik803
Bankers Jumping From Windows

the mains stuff starts in twenty seconds...

20 posted on 03/18/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Banker leaps to his death in finance world’s 8th suicide this year

Why aren't politicians more like bankers?

21 posted on 03/18/2014 6:30:52 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

22 posted on 03/18/2014 6:32:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dangit, you beat me to pinging him.

Maybe it’s not suicide. Maybe, like the 4yr old boy up the block, they’re just trying to fly...

Are they all wearing superman capes?


23 posted on 03/18/2014 6:33:13 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Junk Silver

A 28 year old banker is going to commit suicide because of the end of the US dollar as a reserve currency? Really? I figure its more likely his girlfriend dumped him.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 6:38:24 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
What do you get when you cross a Banker a Bhuddist Monk and a can of Gasoline?

Whatever it is generates plenty of heat but little of interest.

25 posted on 03/18/2014 6:38:26 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Junk Silver

Implausible. If they were that clued in to some impending, disastrous currency move, they’d have just parked the majority of their own liquid assets in a stable first-world currency other than the dollar rather than being difficult and getting themselves suicided.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 6:40:59 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maybe in a sober moment, they realize what they have done to people and can’t live with it,or let somebody know they were going to spill the beans. If these are really suicides, I have always felt that a person that kills himself knew what he had done more so than I did, so it is his choice. Not very Christian I know, but maybe an act of free will.

If these are murders, different story. Brings to mind the Vatican banker found hung from a bridge years ago.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 6:49:09 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I agree it’s implausible but something is going on here. I don’t buy that all these high-finance types have suddenly decided to off themselves. This isn’t a bunch of middle school girls in a copy-cat suicide ring.

My uneducated guess is that these deaths are serving as a warning to everyone else involved in the destruction of the US dollar. No one who values their life will feel motivated to reveal the details of any anomalies they might observe in the currency and commodity markets in the near future.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 6:53:35 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Yorlik803
There was a monty python bit about bankers jumping from windows....very dark and funny.

"Must be a Board Meeting."

29 posted on 03/18/2014 6:54:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Why aren't politicians more like bankers?

Because the politicians don't have any skin in the game and are mostly not accountable to anyone.

I am not a banker, although my screen name may suggest otherwise. I just don't understand the animosity toward bankers here on Free Republic when the root of most of our financial problems are caused by the people in our governments, all branches and all levels.

30 posted on 03/18/2014 7:05:10 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

What do you get when you cross a mason with a banker?

The crossed mason has the banker killed!


31 posted on 03/18/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: Junk Silver

Maybe there’s a Star Chamber at work, under the realization that these people are immune to the normal consequences of criminal behavior.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 7:13:46 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

If such a process is at work, and humans being what they are, someone will fight back at some point and some of the “killers” may get the surprise of their lives.( imagine a very pissed off financier uploading the picture of a dead would be assassin on the web!) If wealth is being stolen, you can’t hide the wealth very long....it exposes those doing the stealing in the long run. It’s just that things will get very nasty before the end games work themselves out.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:01 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Like the other stories of these apparent suicide of bankers there is no mention of a note.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 7:27:40 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Junk Silver

Reminds me of ALAS BABYLOn - scene where after world gets nuked the banker unable to face reality that world has changed shoots humself........


35 posted on 03/18/2014 7:33:51 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

You think Obama pushed him?


36 posted on 03/18/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Junk Silver

I would liken this to what some Wall Street investors did after the crash in 1929 except that these individuals are doing it pre-crash because they see it coming and know it’s going to make 1929 look like child’s play.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 7:35:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: jsanders2001

The financial sector has always had one of the highest rates of suicide, when ranked by profession. Why the sudden concern?


38 posted on 03/18/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RoosterRedux

There are no predictable outcomes from giving people hallucinogenic drugs. They might think they can fly, but they are just as likely to run around naked or stare at the carpet for four hours.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 7:37:41 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Black Agnes

Well, they ARE the Masters of the Universe.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 8:03:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Boogieman

Or vote Democrat.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Touche.


42 posted on 03/18/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
What do you get when you cross a Banker a Bhuddist Monk and a can of Gasoline?

A good day to die?

43 posted on 03/18/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Nachum

Here’s one for your dead bankers article list.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 8:08:13 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve updated my Hussein theory.

I think he was installed by the Chicago Mafia (just like JFK was).

With Hussein as their Spokesmoslem, they’ve managed to unite the Mafia, global Communists, Banksters, the Moslem Brotherhood, Libtards, unions, and the Marxist Media.

Anybody who doesnt cooperate gets threatened and/or killed.


45 posted on 03/18/2014 8:10:53 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

5 days ago the US govt announced they’re suing 16 banks for LIBOR rigging.

48 hours before that, Corzine’s son ‘killed himself’ too.

The Chicago Mafia is warping the statistical laws of probability to the point this feels like the Twilight Zone. Either that, or they’re killing people.

I think the correct answer is ‘they’re killing people.’


46 posted on 03/18/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Dead Pool update

http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm


47 posted on 03/18/2014 8:15:22 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Notice how they are all falling off of roofs—all over the world.

Someone is killing them.


48 posted on 03/18/2014 8:25:15 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

To me it seems like someone is getting rid of potential whistle blowers.


49 posted on 03/18/2014 8:39:55 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: exit82

Ban roofs! Ban upper floors!


50 posted on 03/18/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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