In Advance Of The IMF Conclave, Here Are The Economist's Odds For The Next Head Candidate

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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:24 | 1288442 philgramm
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Which  deranged sociopath is most worthy?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:39 | 1288523 Id fight Gandhi
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I think being Jewish is the top requirement.

Probably followed by the willingness to fuck people over, willing or not.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:54 | 1288566 johngerard
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how about just a willingness to fuck people? it appears that's how DSK go the job...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:54 | 1288568 john39
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think you covered the second requirement in the first.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:09 | 1288647 Id fight Gandhi
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:12 | 1288658 max2205
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Did you say "Head"...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:17 | 1288866 Zero Govt
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wild guess, he'll be ex Goldman Sucks (like the new ECB head)

NWO playing 'Snap!' across the Atlantic (hilarious chaps they are)

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:56 | 1289041 masterinchancery
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Gordon Brown is a deranged socialistpath, is that good enough?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 04:11 | 1290550 StychoKiller
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100 Quatloos on the youngest!  (or double-00, whichever comes first!) :>D

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:24 | 1288443 Ray1968
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I vote for Gordon Brown. Damn... I don't get a vote.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:26 | 1288454 FOC 1183
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It's pronounced "GGGGGGorddon BBBrown" in first person

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:44 | 1288530 morph
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IT could happen. They IMF will probably like him as he sold all our gold to them at millenium lows.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:06 | 1288630 EscapeKey
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Yeah, he only completely fucked up the British economy, why not the world next?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:43 | 1288761 smlbizman
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i'm taking king congie at 20-1

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:27 | 1288461 NOTW777
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how about obiden. he knows how to get of debt by spending more

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:36 | 1288476 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Pre-requiste No.1: Must be jewish. Filter the list above accordingly.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:43 | 1288529 Id fight Gandhi
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So who does that narrow it down to? I don't care enough to look it up.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 19:25 | 1289362 Coke and Hookers
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You can also filter by Bilderberg membership.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:31 | 1288477 Aquiloaster
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No candidates from Zimbabwe? I am not satisfied that any of these candidates have the requisite experience for what may be coming if they are not Zimbabewan or Argentine. Or, maybe if we want only European candidates, we will need to start searching German retirement homes for Weimar veterans.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:50 | 1288562 Urban Redneck
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Actually Gideon Gono could pick up the partially gold back SDR right where DSK left off and really make Bernanke stammer at his next press conference.  Too bad European bankers don't have better sense of humor and irony.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:27 | 1288479 alien-IQ
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a little off topic but what the hell:

Where were DSK's bodyguards during this shit? Or is he the only financial big wig on earth that doesn't have any bodyguards?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:33 | 1288491 AntiMort
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Carney is ex Goldman.  There should be another column for the bank they use to work for.  You could then cross out anybody that's not an ex banker.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:52 | 1288557 lizzy36
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Carney is ex goldman, harvard and euro educated.

He would be a good choice. Which means he will never be picked.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:37 | 1288501 buzzsaw99
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It will be difficult to find another qualified rapist on such short notice.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:35 | 1288507 Vuvuzela
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Prediction : Stanley Fisher

who wanna bet 100 barnakes on this ?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:41 | 1288517 Infinite QE
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How about a lesbo? Napolitano? 

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:44 | 1288531 buzzsaw99
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How about Jacques the Ripper?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:40 | 1288528 faustian bargain
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G-Pap would be the dark horse, I guess.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:42 | 1288532 samsara
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So how do we know when they chose a new one?

Will there be white smoke or black smoke?

(with or without mirrors)

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:42 | 1288534 AldoHux_IV
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What's in a list as crappy as this would still smell as crappy if were to be a list of anybody else the MSM annoints.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:46 | 1288537 lsbumblebee
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I have no problem with having a woman on top.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:44 | 1288538 JohnG
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Please someone who reads French look at this site and confirm whether or not this is the alleged victim's name:


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:46 | 1288542 buzzsaw99
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I can't read it but yahoo! was reporting that they did indeed print the victim's name in the press. In France they protect the perp and villify the victim.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:51 | 1288552 JohnG
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Supposed to have been posted on as well.

And yeah, frogs suck.  Bad latin spoken through the nose annoys the shit out of me.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:51 | 1289676 Problem Is
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They are reporting the vicitm as:

Nafissatou Diallo

And according Ghana-nation News 1... DSK has good taste:

Nafissatou Diallo, maid assaulted by IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:48 | 1288553 johngerard
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Do you think that the doctors should play this to DSK?


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:52 | 1288559 AgShaman
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Christine Lagarde should not be allowed as a possible candidate. Too long have Keebler/Woodland Elves and Roaming Gnomes held a monopoly on positions in Central Banking. I'm sure Timmy the "G" would love to have a race related comrade in Christine to garner the position and bring more power to elves around the world....but that should not be allowed. It's time for some fresh blood in the power base of Central Banking....hell, get a Vulcan in there....or some such creature from the outer reaches of the solar system.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:50 | 1288561 magpie
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Gideon Gono, or if it's BYO gold, then Q-Daffy.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:52 | 1288572 Frank N. Beans
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i think it's time to give the head to a woman.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:56 | 1288592 Franken_Stein
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Let Daniel Cohn-Bendit run it.


1. He is Jewish.

2. He is European.

3. He is bearing a hyphenated double name as surname.


So he's having all 3 credentials it takes to fill that post.

Problem solved.


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:16 | 1288666 SoNH80
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And he's a French/German/"stateless" Socialist!  And a sex pervert!  BINGO!

While Fischer was more concerned with demonstrations, Cohn-Bendit worked in the Karl-Marx-Buchandlung bookshop and ran a kindergarten (of children between two and five years old). Later in 2001 he was accused of paedophilia. This accusation was grounded on the following citation from his 1975 book Le Grand Bazar,[1]: "On several occasions certain kids would open my fly and start to stroke me. I reacted differently according to circumstances, but their desire posed a problem for me. I asked them: 'Why don't you play together? Why have you chosen me, and not the other kids?' But if they insisted, I caressed them still.[2][3]"

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:11 | 1288645 Bam_Man
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Christine LaGarde.

She look-a-like a woman but talk-a-like a man.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:08 | 1288842 Ted K
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Looks like a woman???  I'm assuming she reminds you of your Grandma???

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:19 | 1288673 Practical Irrat...
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BenB isn't on that list? Who, other than Mugabe, is more qualified in the field of creating and managing currency and debt in our current world?  Imagine Ben managing SDR's.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:26 | 1288700 Ted K
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The half Sephardic half Ashkenazi Jew raping American hotel workers and French journalists.  I thought the WW2 history documented these people as timid souls????  Give me some feedback people.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:33 | 1288724 AgShaman
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I can't....the Talmud-Vision has my eyeballs locked up in tractor beam mode currently....

....I'll have to get back to you when they take a break from my re-programming

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:40 | 1288760 silberblick
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If you haven't read it yet here's an article speculating whether or not DSK was framed:

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:37 | 1288965 silberblick
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First Dominique-Strauss Kahn, now Hugo Salinas Price fearful something will happen to him next:

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:37 | 1288968 Fraud-Esq
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Not buying. 

They always have "power in their crosshairs" right after they're accused. But, before then,they serve it. He wasn't a socialist or a communist. He was a Socialist Banker promoted by zionists and bankers and The Economist for one specific purpose. To take over the unruly French Socialist Party, on the rise. 

He's was a ringer. 

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