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Christine Lagarde Releases Statement To IMF Executive Board Pitching Her Candidacy

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:01 | 1398132 DonnieD
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How about the diversity of no more Euro's running this racket.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:30 | 1398191 Popo
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Oh good.  She's a woman.  I was deeply concerned that the institutional entity of the ruling elite wasn't an equal opportunity employer.

Is it just me, or does this seem like an awfully ironic place to play the "please be conscious of social inequalities" card?

When discussing the pinnacles of world power,  it should be quite irrelevant whether or not one has a vagina.   (Clearly, you're not being discriminated against, Mrs. Lagarde.)

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:34 | 1398207 TheTmfreak
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The liberal special interest group then says "Hey a vagina doesn't define a woman." From which everyone else eye rolls.


It is the trendy, government thing to claim the equal opportunity crap. "World Powers" get their power from political support, and since the political support plays these games of electing people based on their gender and race ("reverse discrimination") then yes she will play those cards.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:47 | 1398232 Forward History
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When in doubt, continually emphasize everyone's gender, race, and "orientation" differences. Devote huge amounts of resources to categorizing every person entering the workforce, set up an initiative to handle it all, all the while ignorant of the fact that Dr. King never wanted a world where people were hired in part of the basis of which checkboxes they filled out -- he wanted a world where the checkboxes didn't exist because we moved past them.

Witness the difference between a movement founded in the belief of God-given equality, verses the modern movement founded in secular relativism. Note with examination the successes of one and the misguided implementation of the other.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:58 | 1398250 TheTmfreak
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Right. Solid on all points.

Relativism, has a place, mainstream public/political sphere isn't one of them. I argue there is a system to game, therefore it will be gamed. This is just one of the angles. It has become a free-for-all to get the knee jerk 800 pound gorrilla to go on your side and beat up the other.

Its very common to beat up the "man" or the big bankers for beating up on the little guy, but the "little guy" beating up on the big guy exists too, and is just as wrong. The arguments from Bastiat's "The Law" without a doubt stand. You can have a system where the many pillage the few, where the few pillage the many, where everybody pillages everybody, or nobody pillages anybody. We exist in the "everybody pillages everybody" world. Fucking madness.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:03 | 1398273 Forward History
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Indeed. Don't forget that if anyone goes against the gorilla, Kong smashes them over the head with the PC biplane.

You are touching on one of the reasons I left atheism. People sometimes criticize me in debate and ask how I can believe in something without "proof". I tell them I could be wrong, sure, but the rest of the world's creeds and moral standards don't suit me, and don't seem to produce a better society. Some of the "proof" I have comes from the same mindset as a person wanting to believe in a doctor's skills. The patient is sick and dying on the table.  We the people need a surgeon, stat.

Not advocating a theocracy, of course. Just a paradigm shift in our thinking.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:06 | 1398136 firstdivision
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Where is the promise to not sodomize the lower class?

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:32 | 1398203 oogs66
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umm, the promise to do it is part of the job description

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:48 | 1398401 ElvisDog
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It's funny, but in this case I think her "I'm a woman claim" does have merit. It's pretty clear that DSK used his position to force himself on women. Just like there is never only one cockroach, I'm guessing that mode of behavior is prevalent among the IMF male hierarchy. It has nothing to do with finance, but unless Lagarde is into strapping one on, she won't be sodomizing helpless women. Which I suppose is a step up for the IMF.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 15:01 | 1399374 falak pema
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she did say she was a woman!

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:06 | 1398137 hugovanderbubble
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DSK knows perfectly French banks are all trapped.

Lagarde is a US friendly member to move pieces.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:02 | 1398723 carbonmutant
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That begs the question of which "US" she's friendly to.

DSK's relationship with Bernanke didn't do much to help the US.

And Sarkozy is as desperate as Papandreou for cash to prop up their Banks

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 15:00 | 1399385 falak pema
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there is only one god and one US...they both belong to the same Oligarchy club. Up on mount Olympus where you get total tax cuts and your accounts as as invisible as the holy ghost itself.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:03 | 1398138 Re-Discovery
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She's needs to 'grow a pair' and drop the gender crap.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:03 | 1398139 LoneStarHog
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"I stand here as a woman,..."
Has this been verified by a TSA sexual assault?

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:14 | 1398160 eigenvalue
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Methinks Paris Hilton is a better candidate than Christine Lagarde. At least presumably Paris is not a member of the banking cartel.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:11 | 1398286 Spastica Rex
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And we've seen Paris Hilton's hooha so we know she's a woman.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:36 | 1398335 Libertarians fo...
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The Hilton family isn't part of the banking cartel?

How do you suppose Hilton got so big in the first place?  Cash for auto title loans?

Hilton was purchased by Blackstone in 2007 in a highly leveraged LBO that was orchestrated by Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.  

Paris Hilton is the epitome of what the banking cartel produces: a generation of vacuous, hallowed-out people, living in a vacuous, hallowed-out world. 





Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:32 | 1398202 TheTmfreak
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Whoa whoa whoa, are you implying you have to have a specific sexual organ to be a woman? What about all of those who sadly were born with a penis but are actually women? /sarc

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:09 | 1398143 LeBalance
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If her candidacy is even remotely viable she is a killer vampire zombie pillager same breed as the rest of the iMFers.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:05 | 1398144 augie
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I'm sure China will respond favorably to a woman running the IMF.


Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:05 | 1398268 Pez
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Arabs will be on board too!

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:09 | 1398145 TheTmfreak
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This diversity nonsense has completely spun out of control. Here is the hypocracy.

- We are all equal, there are no differences between us, therefore we can't be pre-judged (by color and gender.)
- We are all different and add something unique, therefore our differences should be hailed. This is done by adding something ONLY a person of color or a particular gender might be able to add.

Which is it? Both can't be true. Oh i know, whatever benefits you the most off of the heartstrings of morons.

The "I add something by being a woman" bullshit infuriates me beyond belief. I don't know whether it is that people say it, or people believe it.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:13 | 1398158 LeBalance
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Its to enter all of the Useless qualifications as if they were meaningful.


Exactly what specific qualifications do you have to perform this job.  That is all.

The rest of the ethnic, gender, background, sexual unpreference, etc is just a tactic of the masters to destroy the society.

And it worked.


Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:24 | 1398190 TheTmfreak
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Well I don't think its really "masters" but people who just do not have the time to think through anything logically and use emotions. These useless qualifications are meaningful qualifications for people who think that diversity actually adds something (without actually thinking about what it adds). They believe intrinsically it adds something without ever questioning WHAT. Those same people will then argue when faced with discrimination based on those beliefs that, well "I'm just the same as you."

It works on segments of the population who use emotions to guide them rather than reason. It literally takes two seconds of thought to dispel this diversity bullshit for what it is. I don't have such a pessimistic view of people and the "masses" to think it works on the majority of people. Most people don't believe that shit, its just forced down their throats by morons. Although I'll admit after decades of it being shoved down peoples throats they start to believe little bits and pieces if they're not careful enough to consider things more carefully.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:11 | 1398151 williambanzai7
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Since when is this a diversity problem...the problem of allowing Europeans to regulate their own financial fiasco?

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:09 | 1398159 slaughterer
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Does she speak Mandarin? If not, forget it.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:16 | 1398162 iNull
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Let me guess. Broad hips? Roomy?

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:19 | 1398170 lynnybee
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...a few weeks ago my daughter & i were watching the news (when all this DKS stuff was happening) . the video showed the group of IMF bankers & Ms. Lagarde was among them (very easy to pick her out, tall, silver hair). I pointed out the group of bankers to my daughter & said, "Do you see these people? this is the criminal syndicate group of bankers I was telling you about, the ones who are trying to take over the world & make us pay money to them." ....... my daughter laughed, didn't believe me, "how could that nice looking lady be a criminal banker !"

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:49 | 1398415 ElvisDog
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I was similarly telling my 13 year-old son about the IMF and how they make loans to countries that can't pay them back and they try to take them over. A week later at a family gathering at my father in-law's house, when the subject turned to DSK my son said "he's one of those evil bankers". They looked at him like he was an alien. I smiled.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:17 | 1398172 oddjob
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Her biggest asset is having a vagina? She should hold her beak high.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:25 | 1398183 hamurobby
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"I know that John's departure, coming as it does at the very worst of times, will leave a big hole."

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:37 | 1398212 TheTmfreak
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I don't know if she would claim its her HIGHEST, but she clearly believes it adds VALUE to the situation.

Her "gender role" and private parts have some sort of value (that can't be defined) in determining central economic policy.


After I just wrote that last statement, I realize having a vagina probably has some sort of role in central economic policy. (Hint: central economic policy is a sham)

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:22 | 1398173 Jack Sheet
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Pukeworthy the whole fricken spiel. "highest moral standards" ...lend digital money, grab national assets as collateral or sell them to foreign investors with the TBTF banks creaming off commissions.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:19 | 1398175 iNull
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It's all over boys. Might as well serve up your balls to this bitch. Ask how she wants 'em boiled.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:23 | 1398176 Segestan
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Once again the vision of the minority attempts to block out reality.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:23 | 1398186 the not so migh...
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She is french with a big nose what else could you ask for.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:23 | 1398187 nasdaq99
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Is anybody asking the question, "Did the Fed frontrun the oil release?" and isn't it very relevant and how would one find out????

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:31 | 1398192 iNull
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"I truly believe in an open, transparent and merit-based selection process"

Jesus Christ on a stick. Is there anyone with less than three years in Corporate America/Euro who hasn't tasted a shovelful of this horseshit?

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:31 | 1398198 Atomizer
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Christine Lagarde is a strong supporter of bailout policies.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:36 | 1398199 Monedas
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How much of the "Fund's Money" has she spent tearing around campaigning for the juicy gig ! Speaking of juicy.....time for a twat flow chart stress test! Any volunteers ? Women her age should not be referred to as "broads"....that's a term of endearment reserved for the under 60 set ! Monedas 2011 More relevant every minute !

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:45 | 1398227 the not so migh...
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I would volunteer to do a Lagarde twat flow chart stress test because I am a legend in my own mind.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:56 | 1398252 Monedas
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Well, you'll certainly get your own chapter in Monedas' version of "Profiles in Cour d'leon" ! It could probably be done without your having to undress ! Give her a fresh panty liner then have her watch 20 minutes of DSK in action with a West African Slut Monster ? Weigh the panty liner before and after on your coke scale ? Simple enough ? Monedas 2011 Serving humanity with his humour !  http://trololololololololololo.com/

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:33 | 1398205 oogs66
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the original draft said 'the help' was the most important asset, but someone told her that sounded a little pretentious so she changed it to the 'the staff'

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:34 | 1398208 Sambo
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The piiGsy maids will be raped again and again and again...as they sink into poverty under the watchful eyes of the Invincible Monster of France-n-stein.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:46 | 1398229 Lone Mad Minute...
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How will the Hildabeast take this? I hear she is interested in ruling the world.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:52 | 1398434 tamboo
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her biggest asset is her kosherness, ditto for the hildabeast (nee rodsky).

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:56 | 1398255 Hedgetard55
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How hard can it be to find a black, transgendered lesbian who is mentally challenged and physically handicapped for this job?

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 09:59 | 1398262 lizzy36
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I have no problem with hating Christine Lagarde for being a kleptocrat, being part of the problem.

However, men in this class have been using their dominant gender, to occupy positions of power for centuries. Fraternity brothers, suffering from group think like to hang out with one another, promote one another, and cover for one another.

So she is explicity using her gender while men just implicity use thier gender.

The hate for Christine Lagarde for being part of the paradigm that is enriching the 1% at the expense of the 99%, is very legitimate. The hate OF Christine Lagarde because she is a women occupying a position of power, is simple misogyny. I expect better from my fellow ZH commentators.

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