Metals Discussion, or Something Different?

Wed, Feb 26, 2014 - 8:31pm

Part of what I like to do is simply open my eyes, ears, and mind, and try to see connections between seemingly unrelated things. I am reminded of how Alton Brown of the Food Network used welders’ gloves as kitchen mitts. Now that was a great idea, simple, but revolutionary. It is that kind of simplicity that I strive to find.

So, I tend to notice when there are some events that have taken place, that we all read about, and have taken note of, that the mainstream media ignores. That there is the very first clue for me to pay even more attention.

One such event, or series of events, is the rash of recent banker “suicides.” My favorite one is the guy who supposedly killed himself by shooting his head and torso numerous times with a nail gun. Zerohedge was all over this first, naturally,, but the story gained traction thereafter in at least one mainstream publication from the USA:, and one from the UK: Notably, not a single other outlet viewed as a traditional media source carried the story. Also equally strange, no one, questioned the nature of the suicide! That is another clue. There were literally dozens of pages of links to the story from bloggers and the alternative news sources, e.g.,,, [“That’s right, Talley was said by coroners to have shot himself in the head with a nail gun, even after the first nails had entered his brain.”];,

Anyhow, I think I have hit the nail on the head in making my point.

There is not one sane person who believes this tripe, that is, that a person managed to torture themselves to death, by first shooting a nail into one’s brain, then shooting seven or eight more nails into the head and torso Yet, the mainstream media publishes only the conclusion and asks no obvious questions. Heck, getting shot by a nail gun is so gruesome, that even Hollywood had to tame it down a little:

Lethal Weapon 2 (8/10) Movie CLIP - Nailed Em' Both (1989) HD

It only took four nails to kill two guys, one in the head to one guy, and three in the abdomen to another. Yet, the 57 year old CEO managed to get off 7 or 8 shots? These pneumatic nail guns must be pressed against the item being nailed to fire. It is a safety feature. That means the “suicide” victim had to keep the nail gun pressed against his body as he pulled the trigger each time. Each time, he had to move it back against his skin, because the recoil would have moved the nail gun away from the body. Is anyone believing the press account? Really?

This story is perfect to pay attention to, for these reasons alone.

But, there are many, many banker suicides. So, what is going on?

So, what about the rash of banker suicides? My take was initially, that something was amiss in the banking world, that either whistleblowers were or had come forward, or that the criminal elite were trying to cover up some massive crimes by silencing individuals who possessed information detrimental to the banksters’ well being. I believe the Jackass mentioned something about this, too. I concluded then that the nail gun suicide was no doubt a message that any other bankers that were contemplating telling the truth about the corruption, manipulation, what not, would suffer an equally gruesome fate.

Since then, the rash of banker deaths seems to have abated. But have they?

Then, there was this story, seemingly unrelated, but is it?

After I read the article, I INSTANTLY concluded that the cartel “leader,” Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was arrested in a massive show of publicity, airing on all major networks, with the story being reported around the world, was all just part of the MOPE. Why?

Buried down, way down, in the story, was this nugget: “But experts predict that as long as Guzman's partner, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada is at large, the cartel will continue business as usual.”

So, was the arrest and very public takedown of the supposed cartel leader related to anything?

I believe so.

The banking consortium has enjoyed a long run helping the Mexican drug cartels launder their cash:,,

And then there is this:,

Putting this all together, reveals the link. The banking cartel is undergoing inside changes of a major nature. Former alliances are breaking, new alliances are being created, all because gold is moving from West to East.

I pointed out awhile ago how there is a massive incentive scam for insurers writing coverage for piracy. These insurers have a huge incentive to create piracy, so that they can reap huge premiums from the shipping lines. The “security” firms have a huge incentive to have piracy occur, so that the security firms can provide security for these ships at a hefty price, all of which simply becomes the cost of doing business.

Banks laundering cartel drug money, former seals pulling security on ships in the piracy lanes, and banksters turning up dead. It all makes sense. There are massive changes afoot. The recent events in Ukraine are creating even more urgency, as it is becoming crystal clear that the global game is underway.

It is almost too late to get prepared. Acquire gold, silver, lead and delivery devices now before it is too late.

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Feb 26, 2014 - 8:37pm



Feb 26, 2014 - 9:09pm

Something different

thought of that scene from Lethal Weapon a few days ago when I saw the x-ray of the nails in the bankers head, I though what a unorthodox method to kill yourself, why not take a nice warm bath, and open a couple veins like Frankie did in the Godfather 2. my lady friend is a manager of bankers and she is operating at the highest level of stress I've seen in 20 years. Since I left the business due to heart palpatations and other stress related problems, I can assume some of these guys are pretty f--ked up lying in bed at 3:30 in the morning, like I was trying to figure out what the f--k your going to do or say to the client who lost his money on some flyer you sold him. When you get to the office at 7:30, its time to do it all a over again, "a mans got to know his limitations".

Feb 26, 2014 - 9:18pm

Something different

How about decriminalization of mary jane, this war on drugs is a joke and it will never be won, I had to post this, sorry it is long with pics, oh! the pics, this guys living fat!, is man with the golden gun, what really got me going was all the fiat this drug lord had stashed in his hacienda.


Photos of a Mexican drug lord’s home after being raided....
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There was a matched pair of these found.

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.357 Magnum semi-automatics with solid gold grips.

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This guy had a better gun collection that most legitimate museums do.

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Just a quaint little villa in the hills - Drug money bought it all!

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Man-made cave and hot tub inside the home.

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A collection of exotic animals - which were cared for in the grandest fashion, by the way.

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8 Lions were on the property.

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A very rare Tiger.

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The back yard pool.

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Exotic art collection - some of which was illegal to own - some stolen.

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More guns than you could ever imagine!

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This pile of cash before it was counted was estimated to be approximately 18 Billion Dollars!
After it was counted it turned out to be a little more than 22 Billion Dollars!

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From another angle.

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Guns were hidden all over the house, along with ample ammo, just in case of trouble.

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Stacks of cash were found in every nook and cranny...

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This case is filled with 100 dollar Bills estimated to be 1/2 a million dollars and no
doubt headed out to

make another drug deal with perhaps the Columbians.

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18 plastic bins filled with 100 dollar bills were found...

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Another cabinet stack tight with cash - all 100's.

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More 100's.

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Each of these stacks of 100's holds USD250,000 (a quarter of a million US dollars)!
They also had millions

in Columbian money and Mexican Pesos, although they preferred American dollars for the most part.

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There were even stacks of Chinese Yuan found in one closet.

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More Gold machine guns and pistols - most were never fired, just held for collection value.

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The money and valuables found in this one house alone, would be enough to pay for health insurance for every man woman and child in the USA for 12 years!
It is estimated to be approximately 27 more of these houses in Mexico alone.
Not to mention the ones in other countries who are enriching themselves in the drug trade. These people have so much money, they make the Arab oil sheiks look like welfare recipients. Their money can buy politicians, cops, judges, whatever they need they just throw down stacks of cash and it is theirs! This is why the drug problem is so difficult to fight.

Feb 26, 2014 - 9:58pm

I plead the sixth

or something like that.

When they all start turning on each other the end is near.

Feb 26, 2014 - 9:58pm

Way to connect the dots, CL

As mentioned earlier, I lean toward the theory of realignment/carving up of former territories among the existing banksters (and those who would take them over). The media gag order on the topic could indicate simple banker PR policy (no bad/unseemly news allowed, both to preserve myth of banks 'ethical image and to minimize the intended intimidation effect the liquidations were meant to evoke) OR it really is 'merely' a case of destroying evidence / testimony in the ongoing legal cases. The main reason I lean toward thinking it's the former is that the banks already own regulatory bodies and courts - so little need for wetwork when a few well-placed calls and wire transfers would solve the problem. I sometimes wonder whether we'll ever find out what really happened during these interesting that we currently find ourselves living in.

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:04pm

Outstanding as usual

CL, very much enjoyed the article. It is quite startling how you learn to read the story that is not being told, once you are awake and even mildly re-educated to the big picture.

The fourth estate was bought and paid for shortly after the politicians. 

Thanks for the piece


Feb 26, 2014 - 10:12pm

"delivery devices"?

"delivery devices"? for the lead?

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:23pm

Harvey's Up! (TFMR)

  • Harvey: Today, gold and silver were whacked. Generally at the end of every month the bankers raid gold and silver as they try and persuade investors from taking delivery of a futures metal contract and then standing for delivery. The boys sent additional smoke signals by suppressing gold/silver equity shares and keeping silver's rise at a lower keel compared to gold. These are generally good signs that an attack is forthcoming and they did not disappoint us today. Today, the gold vaults at the GLD remained constant at 803.71 tonnes. In silver we added 1.442 million oz and SLV stands at 10,204.36. GOFO rates are still in the negative in the first 3 months with a slight decrease in backwardation in the first 3 months and,increasing negativity for the 6th month rate. 
  • Mark O'Byrne: Gold reversed early losses and rose to its highest in four months today at $1,345.45/oz. Economic data raised questions about the strength of the U.S. economy, increasing gold's safe-haven appeal. Data yesterday showed that U.S. home price gains slowed in December, underscoring the risk of an end to the recent housing recovery, while consumer confidence also fell this month. Value investors are finding gold attractive at these levels on worries about economic conditions in the United States and also China, which has seen unprecedented growth in corporate and sovereign debt. Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest and most popular bitcoin exchange, has gone “dark” or offline.
  • Dan Whitcomb: A trove of rare Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than $10 million, a currency firm representing the pair said on Tuesday. The 1,400 gold pieces, dating to the mid- to late 1800s and still in nearly mint condition, were discovered buried in eight decaying metal cans on the couple's land last April, said coin expert David McCarthy of currency firm Kagin's. "We've seen shipwrecks in the past where thousands of gold coins were found in very high grade, but a buried treasure of this sort is unheard of," McCarthy said. "I've never seen this face value in North America and you never see coins in the condition we have here." McCarthy said Kagin's will sell most of the coins on Amazon for the couple and that a sampling will be displayed at the upcoming American Numismatic Association show in Atlanta later this month.
  • Bill Holter (Miles Franklin): I woke up this morning to see Ron Baron on CNBC make an analogy of our $17 trillion national debt to the debt on a single family home. Essentially, if you have a house free and clear with no debt then you have a very solid footing. The same goes for a nation, if the nation has no debt and doesn't owe anything to foreign nations (or to "ourselves") then financially it is on solid footing. If you buy a house and put 20% down then over time your equity should grow. You make your payment each month and whittle down the mortgage balance ...AND the dollar loses value over time your "house" goes up in value right? And the remaining balance becomes less significant. From a national debt perspective we have done exactly what has happened in the housing market. We have accumulated more debt over time in a manner such that much of our "equity" is has been consumed. Next comes the foreclosure.
  • Jim Reid: Chinese equities yesterday hit 1 month lows and are 65% off the all time highs. There's a mix of reasons but one of the biggest stories of the past week or so has been the depreciation of the Chinese currency, both onshore where USDCNY is up 1.0% over the past week and offshore where USDCNH is up 1.25%. Whilst these moves may not seem large in the context of other EM currencies, they are significant compared to the usual size of Renminbi moves. Whilst there has been some weak Chinese data which might explain part of the depreciation, the broad feeling is that this move has been driven by efforts by the PBOC to shakeout the large long Renminbi carry trade that has been built on the back of the view that the Chinese currency can only appreciate in value. 
  • Victor H. Fischer: The PBOC/Treasury Governor Zhou Xiaochuan does not implement a policy unless all "unintended consequences" are known and considered. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle is basic in China. Therefore, the current depreciation of the Yuan is a leading indicator of the China's future fixing of the price of gold at or above $1,500 per ounce as illustrated in the attached chart by zero hedge, in your 24 February report. Also, note that PBOC is going after the Real-Estate Developers that construct high-cost housing, which are more profitable than the governments desire for low-cost housing. Most of the funds for these high-cost projects utilize Ponzi schemes.
  • Zero Hedge: Russian officials have said Moscow will not interfere in Ukraine, while accusing the West of doing so, and Interfax cited the speaker of the upper parliament house, Valentina Matviyenko, as saying on Wednesday it would not use force. But Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that Russia's interests and its citizens in Ukraine were under threat, language reminiscent of statements justifying Russia's invasion of Georgia in 2008, when he was president. In short, not only has the Russian bear has awoken from hibernation but is rather angry. Incidentally, Russia's ever-louder war footing rumblings have not been lost on investors who sent the USD/RUB to the highest level since March 2009, just north of 36. 
  • Tyler Durden: Following yesterday's admission by the new head of Ukraine's central bank of the considerable bank runs in recent days and the rapid dwindling of central bank reserves, Sergiy Kruglik - the director of international affairs for the bank - announced this morning that Ukraine hasadandoned the dollar peg and will adopt a flexible exchange rate. The Hyrvnia collapsed through 10.00 on the news and is now trading 10.40 at record lows against the USD. Because of the coup, Russian Lukoil has halted oil supplies to the Ukraine Odessa refinery. Ukraine may have gotten its indepdence from Russia. One wonders how much it likes being independent of heating and energy too. 
  • Andrew McKillop (21st Century Wire): The IMF report noted that for 2014, economic growth in the BRICs will go on declining, and for Russia and Brazil, they will be less even than the GDP growth of the US and Britain. While the IMF’s economists do not allow themselves to project break-of-series change to the global economy, the process of what Gordon T. Long calls “Global collateral impairment” can easily default as the net result of apparently ‘unrelated and complex’ runaway processes. This collateral impairment will inevitably trigger multi-national currency protection measures, a situation already clear in countries like Turkey, India, Argentina and other EMs. sacrificing GDP growth to protect the national money will be inevitable. In turn, this will send a severe shock wave North to the developed economies, which have surfed on the latter-day version of the Ricardo paradigm for the last 30 years, and are now left unable to adapt. The basic conclusion is that a global monetary reset is now overdue. There will be shock waves, and haircuts too. Brace yourself for impact, because it’s coming. The big currency reset. It’s not a case of ‘if’ – it’s a case of when.
  • Zero Hedge: It would appear French President Francois Hollande's promise to bring jobs to the nation continues to fail dismally. Perhaps it was his recent trip to the US, butFrench Jobseekers rose more than expected for the 3rd month in a row to a new record high of 3.316 million. Joblessness has now risen for 30 of the last 32 months. The last 5 months have seen jobseekers reaccelerate - surging by 2.5% (the most in 6 months). So, in a nutshell, things are getting worse, faster for the 2nd largest economy in Europe (and 5th largest in the world).

All this and more on...

The Harvey Report! smiley


Mr. Fix
Feb 26, 2014 - 10:38pm

Connecting the dots takes us places few wish to go.

Excellent article.

 Over the past few years, trying to decipher the underlying causes for price action in gold and silver markets has uncovered a lawless banking cabal hell-bent on the destruction of humanity, and enslavement of its survivors.

The exits have been closed, the trap has been set, and an economic calamity is on the immediate horizon.

 There is so much more to do then simply stack gold and silver, (although I still do that), economic security means doing whatever it takes for my customers, and my family, to ensure that we will survive.

I think more can be gleaned from the gold and silver markets by looking at Agenda 21, geo-engineering, the health of our planet, (or lack thereof), and the preparations for war, then anything that can be found on the latest ripples in the gold and silver paper trading charts.

 I still think there will be no significant rise in the price of gold and silver until the system implodes,

 and that is exactly what the world seems to be gearing up for now.

 I am far more concerned with encroaching tyranny, then daily market gyrations.

 Uncovering the sheer lawlessness and moral depravity of the powers that be is a good start in assessing where we are, and where we are headed.

 Big changes are coming soon. 

 Keep stacking, prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.wink

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:40pm

I'll take the fifth... (hic)

"Delivery Devices". Love it. laugh

Dear Abby,

 My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit-card bills, and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum...let our kids worry about the rest, but we can hardly keep up with the interest. Also, he has been so arrogant, and abusive toward our neighbors that most of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills even more. He has also gotten religious. One week he hangs out with Catholics, the next with people who say the Pope is the Anti-Christ, and the next he's with Muslims. Finally, he's demanding that before anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath. It's just so horribly creepy!

Can you help?



Dear Lost,

Suck it up, and stop whining, Michelle. You're getting to live in the White House for free, travel the world, and have others pay for everything. You can divorce the sorry socialist jerk anytime.

The rest of us are stuck with him for 3 more years.


Feb 26, 2014 - 11:32pm

"Next comes the foreclosure"

one might have mortgaged the house to the hilt and then kept making the payments in good faith while gooberment swells plowed trillions of taxpayer money into all manner of malinvestment, now the negative equity is all the homeowner lives and breaths. Solution: whenever they decide its time to bail, they just pack up the 5th wheeler estate, hook up the super duty and hit the road leaving feral, state, county, and municipal goobers to fight over the scraps of a bankster fraud. These goobers will not get another thin dime in taxes from that one time homeowner to pay for all of their gooberment ill conceived bureaucratic social entitlement. 

Feb 26, 2014 - 11:43pm

another 5th

I couldn’t help but over-hear two guys in their mid-twenties while sitting at a bar.

One of the guys says to his buddy, "Man you look tired."

His buddy says, "Dude I'm exhausted. My girlfriend and I have sex all the time.

I just don't know what to do."

A fellow about my age (67), sitting a couple of stools down had also over-heard the conversation.

He looked over at the two young men and with the wisdom of his years says, "Marry her. That'll put a stop to that shit!

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:50am

Delivery Device...

For your Junk Silver... ;-)

Delivery Device

Feb 27, 2014 - 4:49am

No problem, but you should

No problem, but you should thank TF for requesting to get it fixed and making the investment. wink

Feb 27, 2014 - 5:03am

Thanks, techies !

Finally, cut & paste works again. smiley

Many, many thanks !

edit : Thanks, TF .

Feb 27, 2014 - 5:13am

The reformation of old

The reformation of old alliances into new different ones ..... it's amazing to see it happen globally and by inference provide links connecting all the corrupt parts of modern civilization which are visible to observers appreciative of the connections.

Nice article CL.

Feb 27, 2014 - 6:15am

Putins' Chess Move

So the Ruble is down, Gold is down, and natural gas price is down also, all no doubt to encourage Putin not to interfere in Ukraine. Putins' response, war games, cut off supplies to Western Ukraine and raise the Russian flag above the Crimean parliament building! The real question is does Russia any longer actually need $ funds to support its future trade? With the pipeline infrastructure completed using borrowed western money (as per Chinas empty cities), physical gold reserves built up, economic relations both at home and abroad (Brics) in place, along with military weaponary to match the West (plus Chinas'), and the ability to starve western europe of its immediate gas supply needs, Putin has positioned his chess pieces well, to inflict maximum economic damage on Europe should the Western powers go beyond mere oratory MOPE and threats.

The net result may well provide the excuse the FED needs to continue printing and fund another conflict as far away from the USA shores as possible, along with the UK MOPE media quoting the 'charge of the light brigade' poem to raise support, provide the justification / pass the blame for increased gas prices, nuclear power stations, and a sudden price spike in PMs' along with confiscation or an ownership ban, for the greater good and patriotism (as per Mussolinis' request for Italian wives to hand over their gold wedding rings)!

All too convenient IMO

Feb 27, 2014 - 7:54am


Let the US mkt crashcading begin. With all the print to infinity wonks liquidity sloshing around globally; how will it not find it's massive gargantuan horrific way into precious metals. The stampeding panicking of the whole of the criminals self destructive price suppression, will turn unabatedly rabid upon the crooks. Like a King turning the foaming at the mouth, rabid insatiable wolves loose, upon his rat bastard red headed illegitimate children on the play grounds, the banksters fraudsters will be eaten alive. Not a single red headed bastard child's hair left upon the Kings criminal play ground. muahaha!

Whitecastle123 buzlightening
Feb 27, 2014 - 8:14am

Maybe it was

surpriseAn accident due to inexperience and certain flaws. What if the safety mechanism was jammed from the factory. What if the banker read the instructions and said I'm not going to run this thing at 35-40 psi and cranked his compressor to 110 psi. 

 When he pulled the trigger the nail gun went off like an Iraeli Uzi spraying 10 penny nails everywhere !!! Case closed.

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:33am


You think like a lawyer. Excellent.

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:35am

OK, now Cal has my tinfoil

OK, now Cal has my tinfoil hat all tingly, and DeaconBenjamin's post seems to add to it... there is a whole bunch going on beneath the surface, realignments and powerplays, things coming to a head it seems. And the idea of gold bars painted silver, avoiding tax and hiding the true amount of gold shipments flowing east, really got me thinking.

So I did a quick search, and lookie what I found here... Kilo bars (interesting they are not ounces, huh?) painted silver (the auction bill says painted black, but look at the pictures, that ain't black). And guess who is auctioning them off as part of a seized-goods sale? Good ole Uncle Sugar. Check it out:



January 29, 2014 VSE Dayton Warehouse 111 Herrod Blvd. Dayton, NJ 08810 Bidders may register at the Main preview at the VSE Warehouse on Tuesday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00

You can see where they have scratched off the paint and revealed the gold underneath. What the heck is this? Who was this taken from? If they weren't trying to pass these off as silver like in DB's article, then why did they paint their gold... who does such a thing to their shiny? Why is the Treasury auctioning them off? Strange days indeed! Original link here:

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:55am

Here's your headline.

"Ukraine crisis rattles world markets

Fear that Russia could be drawn into a conflict sent stocks tumbling and boosted the dollar."

BOOSTED THE DOLLAR! Here's the crashcading why. USDinker would get killed otherwise and likely will soon enough. 

I don't see metals smash coming back with too many black swans circling the fiat ponzi carcass. Monday perhaps if nothing out of ordinary takes place over the weekend. More saber rattling and rising conflict into reality send mkts imploding and metals sky highing over the CO Rockies. fiat way too many tokes over the line. 

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:04am

And another one

assumes room temp

The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.

Mr Stuart’s background (via The Journal Star):

Stuart was a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Business Administration.

In 1969, Stuart joined Citibank in New York City and served as a loan officer until 1973, when he joined First Commerce Bancshares (then NBC Co.) as executive vice president. He was named president in 1976, chairman and CEO in 1978, and also became chairman and CEO of National Bank of Commerce in 1985. Stuart spent his life building the organization into an important business voice in Lincoln, friend and colleague Brad Korell said.

He was a very successful banker,” said Korell, who worked with Stuart for more than 30 years. “I always felt that he was a visionary. He really did build one of the most successful and admired banking organizations in the Midwest.”

Stuart spent much of his career with First Commerce Bancshares, a $3 billion multi-bank holding company headquartered in Lincoln. First Commerce was sold to Wells Fargo in 2000.

He is a former member of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and was appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman to the board of the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 2008. Stuart was also involved with natural resources-related groups such as Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and U.S. National Forest Foundation.

He served on the international board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the boards of the University of Nebraska Foundation and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

According to Korell, Stuart was living in Scottsdale, overlooking his family’s financial investments, as well as golfing and fishing.

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:12am


Those are tungsten-plated gold bars.

There was a miscommunication. Some idiot got fired for that.

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:17am


Are consummate professionals. Tend to be very bright. Are extradordinarily loyal. Work hard, play hard. Are in good shape. Tend to regard their body as a temple.

I have never heard of a SEAL that is a heroin addict, let alone 2 that now happen to be shooting up together.

Parts of the story that don't add up; no 48 hrs prior history, releasing story of drug paraphenilia found with no substance testing prior to announcement, no body toxicology tests done prior to release of info, family not interviewed about possibility of prior drug usage, family not interviewed at all. Press releases a perfect bow wrapped package with no real info, background, or details given to substantiate, in any way, existing drug usage patterns.

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:18am

Gosh I welcome this place.

CL, great article. It is so true.

I sit here and read these articles, one after the other in the alternative media, and am astounded that the MSM ignores all of it. Today, we see that a Russian warship docks in Havana. ( I am amazed it was news on the MSM).

I am so glad that we have this community of like-minded, free thinkers who do not always believe the drivel being foisted on the masses, ( and believed regretably)

Thanks all!

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:19am


The icons have changed! sad

What's going on? angry

When was the vote taken? indecision

There wasn't one, was there? crying

This is serious. Next there'll be a swastika instead of a hat surprise.

lakedweller2 flyinkel
Feb 27, 2014 - 9:23am

flyinkel - yes

Bin Laden comes to mind and chunking his body in the drink. Evidence destruction...maybe. The helicopter with Seals killed afterwards. Seals and bankers and drug lords and terrorists and dictators. "Here's Another Fine Mess You've Got Me Into"

Laurel and Hardy

Verus nemo
Feb 27, 2014 - 9:31am

Bollocks: Tungsten-covered gold bars--->"miscommunication"

Sir, that was too funny! I needed that kind of levity this morning. Thank you.

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:32am

Don't even get me going

on the 3 teams loaded onto one very slow moving low helicopter.............Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It makes my blood boil.

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