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Bankers Committing Suicide? Whats Going on?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

This is not the usual content for this site and honestly just posting this is tip-toeing in the realm of conspiracy theory, but this is a little too coincidental; is it not?

In the last month eight high level bankers, three of which worked for JP Morgan Chase, have committed suicide or otherwise died in a questionable manner with suicide being the top suspect:

  • William Broeksmit, 58 with Deutsche Bank, found dead from suicide in his home in London, January 26th
  • Karl Slym, 51 with Tata Motors, found dead on January 27th
  • Also on January 27th, Gabriel Magee, 39 with JP Morgan Chase, “fell off the roof” of the JP Morgan Chase European headquarters.
  • Mike Dueker, 50 with US Investment Bank found dead near the Tacoma Narrows bridge in Washington.
  • Richard Talley. 57, founder of American Title Services, dead after SHOOTING HIMSELF WITH A NAILGUN!
  • Tim Dickenson, with Swiss RE AG, also found dead last month
  • Ryan Henry Crane, 37 again, with JP Morgan Chase, died in an “alleged” suicide last month
  • And now yesterday, Li Junjie, 33, another JP Morgan Chase one, jumped from the JP Morgan headquarters in Hong Kong

My condolences to the families.

With that said, what the heck is going on? Why would this be happening?


Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

Friday, February 14th, 2014


Just wanted to get a quick Happy Valentines day post out to everyone!

Scott McDonald
Everything. Portland. Real Estate. Blog.

Follow Up to 10 Step Guide to Buying a Home; Part One

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

In my previous post about the 10 step guide to buying a home from I found myself constantly writing my way into a new topic or rant, so I decided to dedicate a post or two to this subject and touch on those steps one at a time.

Step #1, Are You Ready to Become a Home Owner?

This one is easy; do you know you’re flushing money down the toilet every month when you write that rent check? Then yes, You’re ready.


SnowMageddon is OVER!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Completely random post here, but Snowmaggedon 2014 is finally over! The significant other was successfully able to get her front wheel drive sedan out of the neighborhood today (unfortunately for her being a Vice Principal, that also means it’s back to work tomorrow).

So, back to it folks! Here’s a pic of our backyard just before the last wave of Snowmageddon hit,the freezing rain: