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THE DEAD BANKERS SCRAPBOOK: MURDER-SUICIDES, FREEZING ON A MOUNTAIN, ...

During all the previous days' high octane speculations, one may think that in turning from disappearing airplanes, quantum physicists involved with the CERN project admitting that they don't know what the heck they're doing, and so on, to the world of banking and the rather odd and high suicide rate among middle-to-high echelon banking managers, that we're going from the exotic to the mundane and prosaic. We're not, but we'll get to more of that high octane speculation in a moment. Presently, however, there's been another banker suicide-murder, reported on Feb 17th, and shared by many of you:

String of suicides among bankers continues

The problem here, you'll note, is in the manner of the suicide murder:

"Another JPMorgan employee committed suicide, making him the fifth current or former employee of the firm to do so in the past year.
"Michael Tabacchi, 27, of New Jersey killed himself and his wife Iran Pars Tabacchi, 41, in a murder-suicide last Friday, according to The New York Post.
"Iran was found to be stabbed once and strangled while Michael died of a self-inflicted knife wound, according to Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli."

Note the intriguing lack of details here: we do not know where either person was stabbed or lacerated, nor how long that they had been dead before their discovery. The details, in other words, are suspiciously lacking.

Then we have this story:

Something Huge Is Happening! Over 40 Bankers Dead Since 2014: Latest Banker Death Connected To JP Morgan VP

With respect to this story, Ms. M.W., a regular here, submitted this additional bit of information from the U.K.'s Daily Mail:

NYC financial analyst, married to JP Morgan exec, dies of exposure during solo hike in New Hampshire mountains

There's a lot that pops out in this third article that, even with my complete lack of experience in mountaineering, seems highly suspicious.

The body of Kate Matrosova was located Monday afternoon — 24 hours after she activated an emergency beacon — between Mount Madison and Mount Adams, the state’s Fish and Game Department said.

Facing blistering winds exceeding 100 mph and temperatures about 30 degrees below zero, Matrosova died of exposure in the extreme temperatures, authorities said.

“Unfortunately, a lot of the coordinates that we received over the night were all over the place within a mile circumference,” Fish and Game Lt. Jim Goss told WMUR.

Later in the article, this:

"She was alone and planned to hike to the top of Mount Madison, WMUR said, before heading through Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson and Mount Washington, which at about 6,300 feet is the highest peak in the Northeast.

“'I guess if you are gonna hike in this type of weather you need to be in a more sheltered area, not up on an open exposed ridgeline,' Goss said. 'There’s just no room for error in a place like that.'"(Emphases added)

Note that the article creates the impression that Ms. Matrosova was hiking toward the tops of the mountains, which, as an experienced mountaineer, she would have known to try to descend to gain temperature, not hike along a ridgeline more or less more exposed to the elements and wind. And though she would also have known to keep moving, it appears she kept moving more or less within an area of a mile circumference along that ridge line. Again, not implausible to anyone who has seen or been in a snow storm in the mountains with strong winds(Being from South Dakota, I know what white out conditions are like, and how dangerous and confusing they can be). White out conditions can become very dangerous very quickly, blotting out one's own footprints rather quickly. But nonetheless, one can feel if not see that one is going down, or up. Which makes the movement around a mile in circumference along a ridgeline somewhat suspicious, though with more topographical knowledge this suspicion too might be dispelled. But the real underlying problem is why someone apparently as experienced as Ms. Matrosova would even hazzard a brush with the elements in the first place: no mountaineer would risk increasing their risk by deliberately choosing a time when the weather had a chance to become bad, unless perhaps they were planning to meet someone in the most out-of-the-way place imagineable.

All of this, is, of course, speculation.

But there's more, and it's here that Ms. Matrosova's "death by freezing on a mountain" becomes a little more suspicious:

"Matrosova, a 32-year-old from Omsk, Russia, worked as a credit trader at BNP Paribas, according to LinkedIn."(Emphasis added)

With that revelation about a Russian credit trader working at France's largest bank, we have a definite connection to this story about ten months ago:

BNP Banker, His Wife And Nephew Murdered In Belgium

Like many of the other suicided bankers (assuming, for the sake of argument, that Ms. Matrosova was suicided), then the pattern of connections to those involved at some level with (1) electronic trading leading to (2) potential knowledge of the size and potential fraud involved in credit default swaps and derivatives grows. Add to this the "suicide" of Mr. Richard Talley by "nailgun", who was involved in the mortgage title business, and a potential picture just barely begins to be arguable that any of these people could have come across - perhaps even unbeknownst to them - evidence of the extent of fraud in the financial system, and hence, of the possibility of its penetration by "something else."

That "something else" may be indicated by this article, shared by Mr. V.T.:

Central Banks Have Lost Control Of The World

Ponder the implications of that storyline for a moment, for they give lie to the oft-explicated idea that "everything is in and under the control of the bankers" and is being inexorably coordinated by them, from Beijing to Wall Street, in the inevitable march to a banker-led New World Order. It's a common view and, one might add, one propounded by the "master bankster conspirator" himself, David Rockefeller. But what the article itself is indicating is something else, for there is a rally in the US dollar, during a period everyone else is experiencing difficulties, and when Russia and China are trying to de-couple from the dollar. In other words, the Fed policy appears to be designed not only to prevent that, or at least make it more difficult, but also to drive up demand for dollars. A dangerous game, in other words, is being played out.

Couple this with those stories we are now hearing from Russia over concerns that the entire internet is so riddled with American surveillance capabilities - or, the "ultimate insider trading mechanism" as former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Catherine Austin Fitts likes to put it - and you get the picture: the covert economy, and all its mechanisms of power, might be finally gradually coming out of the closet, and taking over the public overt economy. If so, the last thing one would want are too many nosy bankers with their hands on too much raw data to expose the point.

And of course, there's the even more high octane and wild and crazy speculation: what if the evidence is leading them to conclude that even that covert mechanism has lost control over its own algorithms and programs? Or maybe, as we'll see tomorrow, it might have to deal with other possibilities, that may have been going on for a long time?

See you on the flip side...

 

42 thoughts on “ THE DEAD BANKERS SCRAPBOOK: MURDER-SUICIDES, FREEZING ON A MOUNTAIN, ...”

  1. Dr. Joseph, this article is highly important and I find it to be some of the best readings in a long time. Highly well tuned truth seeking here!

    What appears to be going on here is a global banker surveillance program with an agenda tied to it, run by a very sinister force of power. Part of that agenda is to neutralize bankers that match certain criteria. The indicators are:

    – Banker
    – Money
    – Trade
    – Market
    – Global
    – Banking
    – Blood
    – Protect the hidden
    – Secrecy
    – Murder
    – Suicide
    – Surveillance
    – Information
    – Knowledge
    – Power
    – War

    The sum of these indicators easily add up to a very dark conspiracy and what appears to be a highly central message of these crimes is to CONTAIN HIDDEN SECRET KNOWLEDGE WITHIN BANKING. I share the view with you Dr. Joseph that the surveillance agenda uses murder as a way of containing the flow of information.

    And maybe that is the common denominator among all of the stories you share on your site Dr. Joseph, ranging from energy news to banking to MH 370 etc.:

    A GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM WITH AN AGENDA THAT IS USING MURDER TO CONTAIN THE INFORMATION FLOW!

    1. In other words. The question to start asking about all of these kinds of events is this:

      What is the information involved in this event and in what way is the information flow impacted by this event?

      The answers to that will step by step bring us all closer to the truth. Dr. Joseph, when possible please revise some of your latest speculations, from this point of view. It would be interesting to see what you come up with!

  2. Just as the transhumanists are trying to re-engineer life, the Masters of the Universe are trying to re-engineer economics.

    In fact, they’re trying to make it obsolete by constructing a hidden neo-Soviet controlled economy by rigging the major financial markets, making them zombie markets, unresponsive to the traditional forces that move markets, and are working in collusion with the broader government, whose role is to spout propaganda and falsify all official data that touches upon economic activity. The Central Banks are of couse the Eye of Sauron in this whole disgusting march toward neoFeudalism by debt, predicted and warned of by a host of the US Founding Fathers, from Jefferson to Paine to Franklin and down on to Jackson, who survived all bankster attempts to assassinate him, until that treasonous milquetoasts Wilson sold the country off to the Schiffs, Morgans and Rothschilds.

    And here we are now, with reports that they are “losing control.” Only if you think in rational terms and agree that spreading chaos, fraud and criminality throughout the world economy and undermining the legitimate functioning of its underlying structures is dangerous would you think that this is so. From their perspective, I am sorry to conclude that everything is going swimmingly, right on plan.

  3. “But the real underlying problem is why someone apparently as experienced as Ms. Matrosova would even hazzard (sic) a brush with the elements in the first place …”

    People who engage in extreme sports (mountaineering, hang gliding, sky diving, whitewater rafting, base jumping, etc.) are adrenaline junkies, and until one has participated in this subculture, one could not possibly understand the fellowship of those who enjoy the best legal rush imaginable. The Presidential Traverse is considered a rite of passage for adrenaline junkies. The majority of the climb is above tree line, exposing climbers to snow, sleet, and of course, the White Mountains’ notorious winds. On a good day, the climbing can be straightforward walking, but the weather is rarely ideal in the winter. Climbers expect high winds, white outs, below zero temperatures, and precipitation of all kinds. Climbers must manage significant hazards inherent in mountaineering such as avalanches, ice fall, rock fall, inclement weather and high winds, but they cannot eliminate them. Remember nearly a year ago when a group of thirteen elite Sherpas tragically died in an avalanche on Everest?

    I hope I die doing what I love. RIP, Ms. Matrosova.

  4. As i have an intimate insider knowledge of what is going on with the bankers paying for their the ultimate price for their bad advice and failure perhaps it is time to inform free thinkers here looks like you are ready.

    There is a program that has been written to fix the mess within the system I know as i wrote both program the first was called Lazarus Trinity written in 2006 when I received a Cease and Desist from big Ben who was running the Fed Res at the time to keep me out of the picture for seeing and predicting the collaps of the system which came in 2008. Over the last couple of years I had to write an even bigger program to counter all their messing called Hippo Campus nearly the same as the first but more complex to encompass all the failed attempts they have been doing to squeeze the as much free funds for themselves so much for only being $720 Billion as it is in the Trillions now.

    The problem they are having is they do not understand why they cannot get it to work without me doing the hands on work simple really as it designed to benefit all which is against their greed factor money should only go into their pocket and not fix the system. It would keep the banks and countries stable solving the financial world from inside and the general public would never get to know. They just keep trying to run it without me as the only honest party in the mix. Some smart banker keep trying and failing others want to brake the mold and go public and try to get me back into play. This gets close every now and then everything stopped before the Chinese new year 19th Feb and that was the last straw now they have to get me back in the game.

    They know me too well My goal is to help keep the world in balance it is my job function. This program will stop them blowing each other up which would be an added bonus therein lies the problem the elite cannot control it sure it would make loads of money but sadly that is not what actually motivates them it is control and power all illusions too many people inside know and those have been disillusioned.

    This is causing them to lose control from all over which they do not understand but they are being eroded from within. So for those who have read or paid attention to my knowledge of these things and historical data and inputs will get it I am Sure I just say I know stuff. It was none of my business to actually bring them down this way but I am as stubborn as them and so why not once they are gone the world can be saved right. The point is bankers who fail to crack the puzzle are part of the sacrifice element part of their dark bargain with the devil sad but true they stole the label of the illuminated so do the job simple as they are not and in the way of the world getting back to real normal they have made their choice and become in our focus which was not wise it would have been better to stay in the shadows. Much more here than meets the eye (sorry for the all seeing eye pun) but greed over survival has never been understood by my kind all we said was help or hinder not relevant just keep out of our way now or reap what you sow we have a self judgment rule like the scales of ‘Hathor’ with the feather on the scales and Horus keeping the records of the dead their own deeds and actions condemn themselves and is no longer any of our business we are only here to help mankind those who are not will no longer get in our way out of time now and the gloves are off from both sides it is obvious now with all these incidence they no longer who works it out sloppy and lazy as usual but so many other free thinker watching them now and know.

        1. sad but true and if we follow the logic of always saying it like it really is, then people will get the message thank you DaphneO good question ‘really’ truth very important plain to see.

      1. certainly why not goal first save mankind from going extinct bring balance to financial system have countries working together stops them going to war that in effect answers both your questions yes or did you want the details which even these people could not work out to do it themselves as they never understood the ‘for the good of all’ part do you get it now

  5. I just get the feeling something has to break here. This world of ours has become such a mess that if we do not halt the genocide, financial skullduggery and just everything other form of crime, then we are doomed to a world of “nothingness”. It will take something so big, so groundbreaking that it will bring our world to a screaming halt, and I believe that someone “IS” planning it. This is just a gut feeling, but I’m sure there are plenty of people with the same view. You can just about point the finger at “you know who” is creating all this pandemonium, and it’s located north of Mexico and south of Canada. If this trend persists then I predict that there are people who will exercise their muscles and stop the rot, but as usual, it’s Joseph’ high octane speculation, I just wish it would happen tomorrow.

  6. This is straight out of a Bond movie and it’s YAAC (Yet Another Amazing Coincidence) in the press. I’m going to throw my hat in with the “Market Manipulation Crowd”. Where intrusive market rigging processes, hardware and or software are being discovered by these unfortunates. And they are being exterminated because of it. The fact that the financial system isn’t suffering major churn, tells me the victims are drinking a lot of Blue Pill Kool-Aid.. God help them all.

  7. A Minority-Report Resistance = Suicided Bankers

    There is an interesting paradigm shift taking place. Some believe this shift is being caused by a new information rich platform coined the IoT[Internet of Things] and the changing viewpoint of Digital Natives vs the Digital Immigrant[those of us who have adopted many aspects of the technology, but just like those who learn another language later in life, retain an ‘accent’ because they have on foot in the past. A past where the right to privacy came to be the right to exclude. Today IoT is ripping away the layers if enclosure that made privacy sacrosanct and a right regarded as important as the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The monitor of the younger generation, Digital Natives, is transparency, its modus operandi is collaboration, and its self-expression is exercised by way of peer production in laterally scaled networks threatening the end of “capitalism’s” belief systems.
    The “scam” of “privatizing” everything is growing on a curve of “self-discovery” by Bankers within the “Fraudulent Operations[FO]”. As these Bankers begin to unravel the Tell-tale signs imbedded within the FO systems, a Minority-Report” algorithm alerts a specialized suicide unit to extinguish the possible crime before it happens. The Crime, ironically, being The One – that uncovers the criminalized syndicate’s[.0001%] privatized takeover of Planet Earth from the rest of humanity[9.999%].

    1. Ooops! it’s supposed to be 99.999 fine.

      The long passage from the capitalist era to the Collaborative Age will continue to be a pivotal concern, determining, to a great extent; both the speed of the transition, the resistant pathways taken to avoid it, and the learning curve therein[of both Bankers within the systems & the “pubic” awareness of the fight in plain sight.
      The life of Planet Earth depends upon a worldwide collaborative effort. Not a privatized for profit modus operando that destroys life, extracts it, suicides’ it, etc., etc.

        1. That is an excellent summation of the transition taking place, probably the best. The excesses of the oligarchs are bearing their fruit, and the creature has finally turned on its creator. And it is going to swallow its master whole before full ascendancy is reached. As another poster said, God truly help us all.

          1. I do not understand your optimism. This “transition” sounds suspiciously like the very game plan of the psychopathic human garbage which presumes to rule us. In fact, they have promoted the use of that very term “paradigm shift” among New Agers for decades now.

            You can have the biggest “paradigm shift” imaginable, but if the same psychopathic human garbage is still in CONTROL, then absolutely nothing has changed in reality. And rest assured, just as the same psychopathic human garbage has always been behind both capitalism and communism, so the very same psychopathic human garbage is behind this much vaunted “paradigm shift.”

            Nothing changes until power is so widely distributed that no one entity can possibly control everything anymore. You only get there by specifically focusing on psychopaths and the way they think in order to make structural changes specifically designed to flout their will. When psychopaths can no longer carry out their will (i.e. are powerless to consolidate their power and CONTROL over others), then and only then will anything change.

            This can actually be achieved on a national level, at least, by simply restoring the constitutional order set in place by the founders which Lincoln overthrew, and notable successors like Wilson, FDR, and Bush II pulverized. But that means that a sufficient portion of the great mass of cowards masquerading as morons will have to suddenly begin acting like they’ve got a pair by actively refusing to cooperate with government when it acts unlawfully (which today is virtually all the time). Sadly, I am not holding my breath.

          2. Well said Button.

            For reasons I cannot fathom
            it brings to my mind/

            We tend to take the speech of Chinese for inarticulate gargling. Someone who understands Chinese well recognizes language in what he hears. Similarly I often cannot discern the humanity in a man

          3. I share your suspicions Delurking.
            For example, in a new article called, The Spy Who Fired Me, the human costs of workplace monitoring by Esther Kaplan, the IoT[telemetrics version] is being used to CONTROL everything but what little space is left between the worker’s skull. “They’re” using a cloud-based software-as-a-service playing the talent management field. Companies that use its platform can quickly assess an employee’s performance by analyzing his or her online activity interaction, including emails, instant messages, and Web use.
            This is an example of what They’re doing with the rise of IoT in parallel of the global workforce, the smartphones, and the tablet/the gamification, if you will, of performance management. Thus, the new tool of the IoT, telemetrics[one of measuring],; the “measure” has taken on a life of Frankenstein Control.

            Thus it’s “Back To the Future:

            The Law Locks Up The Hapless Felon
            Who Steals The Goose From The Commons
            But Lets The Greater Felon Loose
            Who Steals The Commons From The Goose.

          4. Delurking, do not misunderstand – there is absolutely no optimism in my evaluation.

            Both you and RB have provided excellent summaries. The new age movement, Kurzweil’s singularity, the IoT, social networking…they’re all pieces of a gradual, but ever accelerating mosaic being pieced together, the whole picture of which is a collectivist’s messianic vision.

          5. I was pleased by your reply Button. It is close to a given; that at this site “we” question,?, ?, – especially authority.
            Not everyone is “aware” of the “collaborative transition” that is taking place. I was happily engaged by reading your/And it is going to swallow its master whole before full ascendancy is reached. I was reminded of Teilhard de Chardin’s ultimate apotheosis of the noosphere’s Omega Point.
            It’s good to see some of the dystopian/negative outlooks; tempered by some positive near-future utopias.

      1. Your clever coin of phrases and constant pushing to find the freedom of choice factor as you say every one should know but out of practice i am glad you still have HOPE and one day you shall be rewarded other hear you and deep down believe there is a better way the comment here prove this to be true not fashionable but truth must light the spark of man to reason and find the destiny that has been taken by other who try in vain to control the world it is EGO not being able to acknowledge their error. As we Know we must keep freedom of choice and act accordingly.

        1. Yes, Blue Dragon.
          I even have “hope”, that “we” have free will.

          In a Harper’s Magazine article by Edward O. Wilson, “On Free Will”; he too expresses “hope”, in mankind’s ability to make free will choices.

    2. I am not sure what ages you would assign to this “younger generation” which you praise (or not? just observe?)}. But when I consider kids born, say, 1998 or later who have no living memories from before 9/11, it pains me to observe that they have never known a time when people received the truth from official authorities even if only part of the time. Prior to 9/11, those who presume to rule us always went to great lengths to concoct plausible and credible versions of manufactured events with plenty of apparent evidence to back it up so that “conspiracy theories” never gained much traction. However, ever since 9/11, they have lied with reckless abandon, continually, deliberately at every turn with the most ridiculous and implausible “official versions,” seemingly only to laugh at the willingness of the great mass of cowards masquerading as morons to accept such insultingly obvious fraudulence. And these kids born, say, 1998 and later, do they even know that Truth exists, and that it even exists in this world of lies? If not, then if children are our future, I am sorry to say that we have no future.

      If we make this “younger generation” a little older, then we come upon those in an age group who, 10-15 years ago as adolescents and college students, were noted for frequently watching suicides over live webcams in groups, and not attempting to do a damn thing to stop it, as if suicide were merely another form of entertainment (another video game?), and other people’s lives obviously quite meaningless. That is about as sick as it gets.

      Is it unprecedentedly bad parenting, or the psychological effects of spending their whole lives unnaturally, not socializing, but staring at computer screens? Probably both, but either way, I do not see where anybody could automatically feel confident about sharing a foxhole with such a younger person, even if there surely are individual exceptions (and God bless those exceptions!). And similarly I do not see how anybody could automatically conclude that, as children are our future, our future bodes well, based upon these younger generations.

      1. There is plenty of meat, to which you write, to chew on.
        Yet I have only “my life” to draw upon,; and even that is “suspect” to “memory”. I was raised by a West Pointer to become a military officer, to follow the academy root my father had gone. Though I acquired all the credentials and did achieve an appointment; “fate” intervened, & I was led upon different path.
        I soon ended up adapting to an “Under 4” culture, prevalent in the Indochina war-theatre[the early 1970’s].
        Then again, “fate” came a-knocking…
        All this to say Delurking, that Shakespeare is not just whistling Dixie, when he writes: there are more things in heaven & earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy…
        Still, I tend to side with you in cold analogies; but this wicked teacher “life”, tells me otherwise.
        Perhaps it is “hope” that keeps my sanity in check. For, in looking down that “youthful” pipeline that speaks to “our’ future?
        It certainly looks, as if the light at the end of that tunnel, has been “turned off” – “until further notice”.

        1. I do still have hope but also filled with hopelessness. Hope must be encoded in our DNA. I’ve always wondered why the people boarded the trains and then walked into the gas chambers without a fight. It’s just that the average person can not even fathom how evil these psychopaths are. There’s many who want to fight but who/where is the enemy, we are surrounded.

          1. The people boarding those trains understood that they were being sent to LABOR camps, and that may in fact have been the truth. The people who allegedly entered gas chambers thought they were getting showers, but there is certainly strong evidence that no gas chambers ever existed and we have been sold a bill of goods as the German people have been slandered in an unprecedented manner. I have not read all the literature so I do not have a firm opinion, but given everything else we have been experiencing, it would not surprise me in the least if the facts surrounding this matter have been, at a minimum, greatly exaggerated.

          2. Without Question! Delurking

            Ooopps!
            In some jurisdictions, to question authority, is a criminal. Indeed, research scholars are going to jail, DARE they pursue their collective intellectual questions in search of truth, in the above matters.

          3. the point was well made in the second war that had a number a US general was surrounded and told to surrender or retreat ‘Hell no we just got here’ covered it but we have always been surrounded by evil and there is always HOPE just listen to all these whispers in the wind on this site saying never give up keep going speak your truth it inspires other i know i am one of them. Those who say there is no future have given up remember those who try to drag you down to make their choice right it is not you keep going i have read your thoughts hear and know as others do you have that spark never doubt again ok i believe you.

      2. This is a great post… thank you…

        I struggle everyday trying to keep my 9 year old daughter aware of what goes on around her…and most of the time i find myself challenging a lot of the silly precepts she is surrounded by at school. We can handle the content by the policies are simply rificulous…

    3. Robert, Button,

      I’m delighted that I misinterpreted both of you. The game plan of the elite should be obvious to anybody who cares about such things: they will undoubtedly be behind a “solution” which purports to remove them from the picture a la the same tired, old dialectic. I see this happening right now with the likes of Fulford and Wilcock and others who have been insisting for weeks now that the “Cabal” has already been defeated and we are now in the “mopping up” stage. How could anybody be that gullible and stupid??? A Bush and a Clinton are still the leading contenders to replace Obama, and the mainstream media are still running interference for those who presume to rule us just as much as they ever have. Yet there are those among us who buy such blatant garbage hook, line, and sinker. Glad to hear that you two are not among them.

      1. Well now ‘Delurking’ the death camps that claimed 13 million lives you pass off as an over exaggeration now that is so sad and all those lost in the bombed cities and on the battle fields well history shall remember them even if you do not like the 2993 who 911 claimed in the towers and those who went in to help them and paid the ultimate sacrifice shall be remembered.

        Normally i pass by your comments as childish or just part of the anti-propaganda as with your many of your comments but that debunking history and then downplaying serious things sorry that is just so wrong on many levels. Sure freedom of speech is your constitutional right but if you cannot recognize the simple truth please do not make a comment on it unless your reason is to wind people up, then fine i shall just go on ignoring you as before.

  8. If what Zero Hedge is true could it be that a AI like webbot has taken over the World economy. Or like a cartoon strip in Playboy based on a story by the late Arthur C. Clarke aliens from space steal all the bank accounts from all the people of Earth. As for the latest dead banker this woman was from Russia I doubt she would have been this stupid. Somebody must have been interfering with her GPS signals to make sure of her meeting with the grim reaper. What did she know or somebodies think she knew to order a hit on her.

  9. That last example from New Hampshire, it’s perfectly explainable in normal accident terms.

    On the east coast of the US, people have an idea that hiking is much safer than say in the middle of Montana or up in the Colorado Rockies. There are rarely avalanches, there are very few mountains over a few thousand feet, and people think “well I’m never really more than 5 or 6 miles away from help”.

    Of course, none of this stops high winds, and the temperature from dropping to 10 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. And 3 feet of new snow is really dangerous if you’re in the woods just a few miles from a a plowed road.

  10. So the massive fraud in the commodities, equity, bond and interest rate markets may also be under way on the currency markets too – surprise surprise. The authors posting articles to Zerohedge under the name of Tyler Durden seem to be in several minds over this, though they seem to be coming around to the conviction that the old rules will just not apply to the events concerning the USD from “quantitative easing” phase up to the current, patently anomalous exchange rate trends. While it remains true that there are huge takings to be had, at the expense of the world’s population, from both deflation and inflation as well as currency swings (the early bullion brokers knew this well), today’s western markets have stopped even pretending to be markets, and technical expressions like the “London Fix” are taking on a new twist.

    1. Here is my own little Farrellian speculation: since what we refer to as “money” is just electronically generated information, it is also a quantum of energy (above all because of the consciousness factor: people believe that money is something “real”…). Somebody may be running an experiment by pumping up this energy (achieved by things like “quantitative easing” which according to the old rules should have produced “inflation”) to see just how it affects the medium.
      Welcome to the age of econophysics.

      1. Dana, as always your remarks are thought provoking. And speaking of “quantitative easing” and money as a quantum of energy “we” have the latest Max Keiser Report in Part Deux talking to the Professor, who “coined” that term, about it. In Part 1 Stacy Herbert talks about money’s belief systems being question.
        I had to laugh as the Professor & Max Keiser were speaking “up” their “belief systems”. Reason being is that “we live”[I think] in an “illusions beyond belief” ad infinitum; “quantum creating systems” that essentially, creates “something from nothing” based upon a questionable, Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

        http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/237697-episode-727-max-keiser/

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