At the time the deaths were puzzling because it was happening after these financial executives survived the Great Recession and near-collapse of the banking industry in 2008-2009.
I subsequently believed many of the suicides were ultimately tied to the Libor scandal, which was just breaking in the news at the time.
So fast forward to today. Last week I just learned about another key JPMorgan executive who mysteriously died. Douglas (Doug) Arthur Carucci, 53.
“Doug has been a part of CIB Technology since 2011 and has been a friend and mentor to many colleagues across the firm, and a greatly respected leader. He possessed a very rare combination of markets, analytics and technology knowledge, business acumen, and people leadership skills. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family,” a JPMorgan spokesperson said.
The bank would not comment on cause or circumstance of his death. While Carucci and his wife and children appear to live in Manhattan there are no reports of his death with the medical examiner.
There are obituary reports that state Carucci’s funeral was held at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan on Friday, March 15.
According to Carucci’s LinkedIn profile, he was a Managing Director at the bank and employed there since June 2011. He shows the titles of Global Head of Currencies, Emerging Markets, and Commodities Technology and Global Head of FICC Electronic Trading Technology. Carucci was recently promoted to Global Head of Macro Technology.
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Monday, claiming the social media site has “shadow banned” conservatives and is seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against the social media site.
The California Republican is accusing Twitter of “shadow-banning conservatives” to secretly hide their posts, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints, and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.
As many of you know Gray’s Economy has fallen victim to this practice. In 2018 I would average 3,000 Twitter hits a day to this blog. I am down to 27-30. At one point earlier this year I was getting 3 hits a day from the site. I could see the posts I put on my feed, but when I went to another computer or changed IP addresses I could not see the posts.
The suit comes after a drop on Sunday night, which showed very clearly that the comments and likes for the Tweet were also manipulated with far left commentators being moved to the top despite having less views or likes than the followers of the tweeter.
The suit also accuses Twitter of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory… thereby facilitating defamation on its platform.”
Nunes’s included a number of tweets posted by the user @DevinNunesMom as evidence of the alleged abuse in his suit.
“Between February 2018 and March 2019, Twitter allowed @DevinNunesMom to post hundreds of egregiously false, defamatory, insulting abusive, hateful, scandalous and vile statements about Nunes that without question violated Twitter’s Terms of Service and Rules,” par of the complaint states.
As we see below President Trump went on a rant on Sen. John McCain over his betrayal of pushing the fake Russian Dossier to DOJ and FBI chiefs in order to give it allegedly bi-partisan support.
Former senior FBI counterintelligence chief Bill Priestap confirmed he received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain, according to a report on Fox News. However, according to POTUS tweet, McCain was circulating the dossier in Oct. 2016 to media outlets. Think BuzzFeed and Washington Post.
So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!
9:41 AM – 17 Mar 2019
Trump’s animosity for No Name as he puts it, goes back further with McCain voting against repeal and replace of ObmamCare. It could be said that the now deceased Arizona pol was the poster boy for the term RINO — Republican In Name Only.
That said there have also been drops of McCain’s mysterious dealings with Syrian and Irani arms dealers. Photos of him in friendly meeting with Al Qaeda and ISIS members at the same time they were deemed enemies of the US.
Certainly there are possible treason or sedition charges resulting from the two-year campaign to undermine Trump’s presidency as well as the lead up to the election with the spying by the Obama White House on a presidential candidate/president-elect.
Thursday was an extremely busy day for drops on the board. I will briefly speak about most of them.
Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s Capitol Hill testimony was released. Between his and ex-lover Lisa Page, who was a FBI lawyer, we see the “collusion” on their part to frame candidate Trump and spy on President-elect Trump.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s deputy Andrew Weissman leaving after two years of probing Trump and finding nothing.
Rod Rosenstein’s debrief is complete, meaning he will be stepping down very soon.
Attorney General William Barr is very “disgusted” by what he has discovered went on in Obama’s DOJ and FBI against Trump and his campaign. We are told a press conference laying out many of criminal charges will be coming soon.
We learned from Nellie Ohr’s Congressional testimony that she was in fact a CIA agent while working with Christopher Steele on the Russian Dossier for Fusion/GPS.
We have two key executives announcing they are leaving Facebook after arguing with Mark Zuckerberg. The exits of No.3 FB exec and head of WhatsApp comes one day after a global blackout and just days after news breaks of the connection between LifeLog — a DARPA project — and Facebook.
A drop on the mosque shooting in New Zealand where 49 people died said be vigilant. If you see something, say something. The bad actors are looking for a way to change the narrative.
So plenty of news and we are told today is Friday. It’s the Ides of March, so Et tu, Q-ute