H/t reader I.G.
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The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Investigative journalist and columnist Joakim Lamotte has reported a new story on his Facebook page, about a young woman, Angelica Wiktor, from Vittaryd in Småland, Sweden. Lamotte writes that he started getting messages from people who knew the woman in June, after she had written on Facebook that she had been raped in the first week of March. The people contacting him, told him that she had committed suicide, after finding out the police had closed the investigation into her rape. Lamotte decides to investigate, and comes across her last message, posted this summer:
Yesterday we reported how the death of Peter Smith, a longtime Republican operative and financier, had been ruled a suicide. Smith was the primary source for a bizarre WSJ story that tried to link National Security Adviser Mike Flynn with a group of individuals organized by Smith who bargained with a Russian hacker group for copies of what were purportedly Hillary Clinton’s missing 30,000 emails.
Smith died on May 14 – 10 days after he was interviewed by WSJ for the piece. Though a reporter initially described his death as stemming from natural causes, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday that it had been, in fact, a suicide, citing local police records that describe the manner of death – asphyxiation due to helium poisoning – and an alleged suicide note that cited his recent ill health and the coming expiry of a life insurance policy as Smith’s reasons for taking his own life.
H/t reader kevin a.
– Antidepressant drugs don’t work – official study (Independent)
Not only does Prozac not work, but it destroys your brain and your health.
“Side Effects: Death” is the true story of corruption, bribery and fraud written by Dr. John Virapen, who has been called THE Big Pharma Insider. During his 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally (most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in Sweden), Virapen was responsible for the marketing of several drugs, all of them with side effects. Now, Virapen is coming clean and telling all of the little secrets you were never intended to know!
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Police were also vague about the sign, saying only that it related to “social justice.” Bishop said two others who witnessed the shooting told him that it said, “Tax the one percent,” and that he seemed to raise it just before pulling the trigger.
Jim White was at the Capitol Visitor Center when the announcement of the lockdown came over the loudspeaker. He said there was no panic, just chatter about what could be going on outside. His 1:30 p.m. tour went on as scheduled. The only indication that something was amiss: The tour guide kept stretching and extending his talk.
The largest-ever review of the effects of antidepressants on teens uncovered some incredibly disturbing findings, including that the drugs raise the risk of suicide in kids under 18. Now, this link is nothing new. We just reported in September that the selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug Paxil was found to make teens suicidal.
In 2005, it was revealed that a Harvard psychiatrist and the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. hid a secret 1988 internal memo showing that Lilly’s own controlled clinical trials of the blockbuster antidepressant drug Prozac had a significantly higher rate of suicide attempts, hostility, violence, and psychosis than four other commonly used antidepressants in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
The shocker is not that the medications can be more dangerous than depression itself, but the fact that drug companies are still lying about it.
As bureaucratic fatcats sit back from their lush taxpayer-funded offices in giant marble buildings debating on whether or not to send more troops to the Middle East, a crisis is being ignored.
Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2014 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members.
The numbers are startling.
– Chinese Man Jumps From 17th Floor In First Stock Market Casualty (ZeroHedge, Aug 27, 2015):
It appears the collapse of China’s stock market has officially taken its first victim. While we have heard from desperate farmers who lost everything after realizing that making money in stocks is not easier than farmwork, RT reports that a 57-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide in Shenyang, the largest city in Liaoning Province, by jumping off the 17th floor of a building with a black briefcase “full of stock-related materials,” local press reported.
– New York Investment Banker Jumps To His Death From Luxury Downtown Building (ZeroHedge, May 29, 2015):
Yesterday, New Yorkers walking by the Ocean Luxury Rental apartment building at 1 West St around 10:40am, were greeted with a gruesome sight: a 29-year-old man had just jumped to his death from the 24th floor.
— Todd Maisel (@ToddMaisel) May 28, 2015
— Todd Maisel (@ToddMaisel) May 28, 2015
According to initial reports, the man landed on a car that was driving toward the Battery Tunnel at the time. He was pronounced DOA at the scene.
– Gray State – Definition of Husband/Wife murder/suicide (The Rebel Website, Jan 22, 2015):
By Jim Stone
This is what happens when an inconvenient couple stays together all the time and you cannot just murder the “troublemaker”, the spouse has to go too because she/he is always an ever present witness and would report the murder for what it is.
Such an event happened over the Christmas holidays, when anti-establishment movie maker David Crowley was found dead with his wife in an “apparent” “murder suicide”. Such types just mysteriously blink out quite frequently in “murder suicides”, just like those “gas leaks” that are very similar to 2,000 pound bombs which leave craters and strip concrete off of brick.
Crowley was the producer of the new highly anticipated movie “Gray State,” an independent film envisioning a brutal police state, martial law crackdown, complete with biometric identification, a ubiquitous surveillance state and troopers rounding dissidents up into camps. Obviously the movie must have been coming along very well because “they” killed him for it. Sort of lets you know what the plan is even without the movie being released . . .
– “Cheerful” Dutch Financier Becomes 4th ABN Amro Banker Suicide (ZeroHedge, Jan 24, 2015):
Following the deaths of 36 bankers last year, 2015 has got off to an inauspicious start with the reported suicide of Chris Van Eeghen – the 4th ABN Amro banker suicide in the last few years. As Quotenet reports, the death of Van Eghen – the head of ABN’s corporate finance and capital markets -“startled” friends and colleagues as the 42-year-old “had a great reputation” at work, came from an “illustrious family,” and enjoyed national fame briefly as the boyfriend of a famous actress/model. As one colleague noted, “he was always cheerful, good mood, and apparently he had everything your heart desired. He never sat in the pit, never was down, so I was extremely surprised. I can not understand.”
As Niburu details, friends and colleagues were startled by the news that Chris van Eeghen had committed suicide.
He worked in Amsterdam for ABN / AMRO in the position of “head of syndicate and corporate finance markets.”
Again, there is again a familiar pattern, namely that there is no indication that Van Eeghen had plans to take his life.
– Charlie Hebdo top cop Helric Fredou kills himself hours after magazine massacre (Mirror, Jan 12, 2015):
A senior French police officer investigating the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre killed himself just hours after the horrific terror attack.
Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his police office in Limoges last Wednesday night, France 3 reported.
His body was found by a colleague at 1am on Thursday, hours after the terror attack at the satirical magazine’s office which left 12 people dead.
It has been reported that shortly before committing suicide Commissioner Fredou had met with the family of one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack massacre.
Speaking to Mirror Online, the Union of Commissioners of the National Police confirmed Mr Fredou had committed suicide.
– Another Deutsche Banker And Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Commits Suicide (ZeroHedge, Oct 25, 2014):
Back on January 26, a 58-year-old former senior executive at German investment bank behemoth Deutsche Bank, William Broeksmit, was found dead after hanging himself at his London home, and with that, set off an unprecedented series of banker suicides throughout the year which included former Fed officials and numerous JPMorgan traders.
Following a brief late summer spell in which there was little if any news of bankers taking their lives, as reported previously, the banker suicides returned with a bang when none other than the hedge fund partner of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli entrepreneur, was found dead after jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv.
– Banker Suicides Return: JPMorgan Executive “Blasts Wife, Kills Self” With Shotgun (Zerohedge, July 10, 2014):
With Russia and China having briefly taken over the hub of global executive suicides, the sad trend has returned back to America. In what appears to the 15th financial services executive suicide this year, yet another JPMorgan Director took his own life. As IBTimes reports, Jefferson Township (New Jersey) police report that the Global Network Operations Center Executive Director, “Julian Knott, age 45, shot his wife Alita Knott, age 47, multiple times and then took his own life with the same weapon.” They are survived by 3 teenage children…
JP Morgan executive director Julian Knott blasted his wife Alita to death with a shotgun before turning the gun on himself.
– More than 10,000 suicides attributed to Great Recession, study finds (Al Jazeera, June 12, 2014):
The Great Recession is a story of numbers: rising unemployment rates, the widening gap between rich and poor, contracting GDP. But a new study has added a figure that underscores the human cost of the economic downturn: 10,000 suicides.
Researchers at the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have suggested that more than 10,000 suicides in Europe and North America can be linked to the severe economic downturn brought on by the 2008 financial crisis.
– US Special Ops forces committing suicide in record numbers (RT, April 19, 2014):
US special forces have been committing suicide at record levels for the last two years, the head of the US Special Operations Command (SOCom) admitted in a speech on Thursday. He blamed the high numbers on the length and difficulty of combat.
“There is a lot of angst. There’s a lot of pressure out there. My soldiers have been fighting now for 12, 13 years in hard combat. Hard combat,” Adm. William McRaven, the head of SOCom, said at a conference in Florida. “And anybody that has spent any time in this war has been changed by it. It’s that simple.”
Since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, military troops – including special forces units like Navy SEALs and Army Rangers – have endured multiple deployments. Military suicides increased across the board during that time, to the point that suicides (349) outpaced combat deaths (311) in 2012, according to a Guardian analysis in 2013.
H/t reader squodgy:
“If news of this filters through to young potential recruits, the poor US may start suffering from mass awols.”
– Commemorating Suicides, Vets Plant 1,892 Flags on National Mall (ABC News, March 27, 2014):
On average, 22 veterans commit suicide each day, according to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).To commemorate them and raise awareness, 32 veterans from the group flew to Washington, D.C., to plant 1,892 flags on the National Mall today, one for each of the veterans that the group says took his or her own life in 2014. IAVA extrapolated that number from a 2012 Veterans Administration report finding that 22 veterans took their lives each day in 2009 and 2010, only a slight increase from years past, and a number that includes all veterans, not just those who served in America’s more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
– 28-Year Old Former JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death, Latest In Series Of Recent Suicides (ZeroHedge, March 18, 2014):
Not a week seems to pass without some banker or trader committing suicide. Today we get news of the latest such tragic event with news that 28-year old Kenneth Bellando, a former JPMorgan banker, current employee of Levy Capital, and brother of a top chief investment officer of JPM, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment on March 12.
From the NY Post:
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.
– Another Trader Commits Suicide, Brings Total Recent Banker Deaths To 10 (ZeroHedge, March 13, 2014):
For a market that is flirting with all time highs on a daily basis, the recent banker and trader suicide epidemic seems oddly out of place. And yet, it continues to claim even more victims, with the latest casuality being Edmund Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, who as the Post reported, jumped in front of an LIRR train station yesterday at 6 am near the Syosset train station and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year.
Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene.
– Second JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death: Said To Be 33 Year Old Hong Kong FX Trader (ZeroHedge, Feb 18, 2014):
The banker suicide wave that started in late January has now become an epidemic, and it seems to be focusing on one bank: JP Morgan.
After the first suicide that took place in JPM’s London headquarters, ending the life of 39 year old Gabriel Magee, a vice president in the investment bank’s technology department, next it was 37 year old Ryan Crane, an executive director in the firm’s program trading division, who died under still unknown circumstances.
Moments ago a third JPMorgan banker committed suicide, this time at the JPMorgan Charter House Asia headquarters in central Hong Kong, where a 33 year old man who was said to have been an FX trader for JPM, just jumped to his death.