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DSK Bail Granted

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Hide you kids, hide you wives. DSK has just been granted bail pending the sexual assault trial. Terms of the bail agreement include a $1 million bail, $5 million insurance bond, the surrender of his diplomatic passport, 24 hour home monitoring including a constant webcam live feed, an armed guard to be posted outside a rented apartment, and all the usual electronic appliances attached to DSK's body. We reiterate our suggestion that DSK's webcam should be opened to the public at a monthly subscription charge with the proceeds going to the PIIGS (sinking) bailout fund.

 

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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 15:58 | 1292997 cossack55
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Do they accept Bitcoin?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:07 | 1293046 wang
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and along with bail the grand jury weighed in:

A grand jury in New York has voted to indict former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on seven criminal charges.

 

The charges are two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse in the third degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, attempt to commit rape in the first degree and forcible touching.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:11 | 1293071 bigdumbnugly
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and what are all the "usual electronic appliances attached to his body" in DSK's case?

are pocket pussies electronic now?  i know they've made the old milton bradley battleship game electronic.

can't stop technology!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:44 | 1293225 sgorem
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damnmit! i wanted to use that "pocket pussy" line/joke first.....Hell, I can't even get up to take a piss and by the time I get back, BANG, new article, tons of posts, etc., damnmit...:) 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:53 | 1293552 bigdumbnugly
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i would never bogart the pocket pussy on you, sgorem.  Feel free to use it now that i'm done.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:25 | 1293646 dark pools of soros
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+1.5Ghash

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:59 | 1293760 Misstrial
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I WOULD DO A PAY-PER-VIEW FOR THIS.

~Misstrial

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:36 | 1293000 HUGE_Gamma
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there is an attractive pay package waiting for DKS as a Munich RE board member.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:40 | 1293655 Ropingdown
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No doubt DSK gets one of the girls with the white armband at the M  Re parties.  And how can anybody junk someone on such a ludicrous topic?  Why?  The inverse, junk as flag, is the problem to begin with for DSK.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1293001 trav7777
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will he be raping women on that webcam?  Because there are a lot of people into watching that sort of thing...IMF needs funds

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1293075 earnyermoney
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He'll be raping his hand.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:20 | 1293096 falak pema
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the question is is he ambidextrous?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:45 | 1293219 ILikeBoats
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No he is a leftist.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:05 | 1293350 MachoMan
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probably won't have to keep the mouse hand on a mouse in the cell...

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 03:01 | 1294792 geekgrrl
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I get the impression that you're the sort of person into that.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:00 | 1293002 Quinvarius
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If he keeps doing those gorilla impressions while on web cam, Jersey Shore might have some competition.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1293003 Robslob
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Next up after Bail

I did not knowingly resign my position as IMF Chief!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 23:11 | 1294422 palmereldritch
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Then it's bail revoked

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1293007 LivermoreJim
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Strauss promised the Judge not to flee

If he granted him sweet liberty

     -- At least not for a week

     When to France he would sneek

To party with Roman Polanski.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:36 | 1293180 ElvisDog
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The HBO movie of this whole affair just won't be the same if he doesn't overpower his guards, speed to the airport, board a fueled-up G5, and zip off to France where he will be welcomed as a hero and elected the next President of France.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:33 | 1293834 tom a taxpayer
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Getting bail for DSK was difficult. Bill Clinton had to vouch for his character. DSK will be staying at Clinton's office in Harlem. Like other executive suites, Clinton's office is more of a home away from home, with a bedroom, shower, maid's quarters, Sexually Transmitted Disease clinic, etc.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 22:14 | 1294279 Love and money
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Mine's lame, but maybe inspiration will come (more slowly than he did with the maid, I'm sure)

There once was a randy old Gaul

Who took a political fall

Cause of charges he laid

A New York hotel maid

Who couldn't escape him at all.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 23:25 | 1294460 palmereldritch
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There once was a plutocrat Dominique

Who’s alleged a sexual freak

A maid he did jump

His career in the dump

Thanks, Sarkozy Twitter leaks!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:02 | 1293010 Cammy Le Flage
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He is so leaving.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:00 | 1293011 SloMoe
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I wonder, will his new digs have maid service?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:30 | 1293475 Herman Strandsc...
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and will he have le-mom-aid to drink ?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1293013 lynnybee
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how did he come up with that million dollars bail ?  print it ?  steal it thru  taxation ?  he's a creep, it's a set up .

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:05 | 1293022 RobotTrader
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His buddies loaned it to him.  All his Davos and G-7 fellows ponied up to get him out of jail.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:02 | 1293027 dick cheneys ghost
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depends on what the definition of "print" is....

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1293070 earnyermoney
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Wire transfer from Timmay.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:07 | 1293347 trav7777
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his wife wired it days ago.  Like day one, she just sent it over for him.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 23:58 | 1294552 StychoKiller
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Oh, to be the FBI agent listening in on THAT phone conversation! :>D

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 23:59 | 1294558 StychoKiller
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Oh, to be the FBI agent listening in on THAT phone conversation! :>D

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 01:37 | 1294706 10kby2k
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In court he claimed his net worth at $2 million and did not have the rumored vast resources for wealth to pose a flight risk.  2 million ins't much.....so why the fuck is he claiming that he was charging the $3K/night room ton his personal credit card? People with only 2 million stay in $90 hotels.  What a fucking liar. Pure scum.....I could kill him if I wouldn't be prosecuted.  Guess I'm just an hardened man.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1293014 Cammy Le Flage
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Or heart attack in bathtub.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1293016 bobola
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He could record a web cam reality show with one of the Palins while he waits.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1293017 RobotTrader
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This is just the first step.

I guarantee this guy is going to get off easy.

Pay a big fine, and some community service, maybe a couple months behind bars, that's it.

Within 6 months of his release, he'll be swilling booze and chasing women with all the other G-7, Davos, and IMF Plutocrats.

Alpha Thugs and PigMen continue to rule.

Always have.

Always will.

Just look how much more power they obtained after the 2008 crash.  Bigger, fatter, stronger, wealthier than ever.

Nothing is ever going to change.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1293081 Fat Ass
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You are EXACTLY RIGHT.  So true.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:02 | 1293589 falak pema
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coming from your avatar it sounds very sincere.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1293019 fuu
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They already raping e'erybody out here.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1293020 dick cheneys ghost
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bummer.......now, no bankers in jail........sad day

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:07 | 1293024 macholatte
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Thumbs up for justice, home boy. Ha Ha.

Everything neatly arranged by the shadow IMF: Resign and get a lawyer, bail money, an expense account and a pension. But he might not get another invite to Bohemian Grove this year. Bummer.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:14 | 1293073 Vic Vinegar
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I don’t think he kicks it there.  Bohemian Grove is for conservatives who enjoy consensual, homosexual sex and owl worship.  Socialists like DSK prefer straight rape.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 22:52 | 1294360 CompassionateFascist
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I hereby unjunk one your (5) junks. This site needs an "unjunk" feature.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1293029 keating
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His lawyer shoulf arrange a dozen lie detector tests proving consent, then he should ove to have the charges reduced or dismissed so he can get his job back. Unless, of course, he could not pass the lie detector tests in which case he s in hot water...

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:21 | 1293116 Dr. No
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Unless, of course, he could not pass the lie detector tests

Are you kidding, thats what the IMF demands of him everyday in business of central banking.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:40 | 1293192 ZapBranigan
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Polygraph test results are not admissible in any U.S. court of law.

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:44 | 1293526 falak pema
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polygraph penis tests are...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:26 | 1293822 DeadFred
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The newer technologies based on brain activity imaging have not been excluded. They do require brain activity though and I'm not sure vampire or squid brains would work. I think you have to be human.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1293030 HUGE_Gamma
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there are people sitting in county jail for unpaid speeding tickets, or dont have $500 to post bail for petty misdomeaners and have to wait upto 45 days for a fair and speedy trial.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1293041 RobotTrader
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Exactly.  Little guy always gets hosed.  PigMen and Washington Elites generally get off for most anything.

Just look at Elliot Spitzer.  Has his own TV show.

And Vikram Pandit just got a $16 million bonus after running Citigroup off a cliff.

I could go on, but you get my point.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:44 | 1293093 HUGE_Gamma
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one more night at Rikers... lets hope they leave him with the "other" rapists

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:28 | 1293136 Arius
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sorry Robo i disagree - Vikram Pandit deserves it.  he saved the system by navigating Citi throught the troubled waters of 2008...if he doesnt get 20$ million who will?

thats not even enough for a man of his stature...and he can always jump at some other bank who will pay him even more...citi has to keep him happy!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1293055 ZeroPower
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So? Theyre not diplomats.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:38 | 1293191 ElvisDog
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Was DSK really a diplomat? Perhaps in the same way Cesare Borgia was a diplomat.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:06 | 1293596 falak pema
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Wow, Ignoramus, he was Pope! that's son of God! and he could fuck any and every pussy in town, including his own daughter. That is how good God is with his favorite sons. Oligarchs never go to hell...that's why DSK was so pissed off to have been parked there for four days! Four days! Four days of my life wasted! 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:07 | 1293033 treemagnet
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Hi - is this Hooters?, yes - good.  Look, do you deliver?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1293036 Jacks Cold Sweat
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"usual electronic appliances attached to DSK's body" ????!!! There will be fetish.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1293042 smlbizman
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couldn't they just use bernies place for these guys?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1293045 falak pema
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His wife is very rich, AND she is franco-american...That changes everything....USA! USA! We don't fuck around with civil liberties of our OWN women. He's a FROG but she's USA born! So there, it's clear as virgin ice! And...most important of ALL...he signed his resignation letter...So Geithner is happy...that's the MAIN global issue...right? right? RIGHT!

Lol, Us judicial system is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO predictable. We gave Madoff and Al Gore benefit of doubt and bail, Gore got off scot free for same supposed mis-demeanour (not rape, ok, ok); as for Madoff he walked around Manhattan as presumed innocent until proven guilty. Now thanks to his rich, US born wife, DSK can also do same.

So much for even handed due process in US of A...Brave new legal world! That first lady judge had it all wrong...But then, he hadn't signed that IMF letter...right? right? RIGHT!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:09 | 1293355 swamp
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Who the fuck is "WE"? America isn't MALE. And WTF is "OUR OWN" women. You don't own women, and women are a part of American, so who is WE? Male-centric. 

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 08:00 | 1293534 falak pema
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I'm talking in the name of TPTB...it seems to have slipped your mind...that is if its an open one...that can understand a nuance. THEY decide how to stack the cards on all issues of high profile cases...you know, the ones that don't concern the average man...like this particular case...They decide who is WE, what is in OUR interest, who are OUR high profile women who need protection...like a multi-million dollar citizen...who has inherited an art collector's fortune called Anne Sinclair, Mrs DSK.

Junk artists : Artists anonymous, you get no oscars from me for your hide and seek tactics. Be brave and you may get a kick in the pants for your rants in reply to mine.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1293047 Sqworl
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LMAF...PRICELESS...

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:27 | 1293446 Miles Kendig
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Somehow I missed you. Good to see ya

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:11 | 1293052 doomandbloom
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has his blood test report come? if positive..he was assasinated...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1293059 Miles Kendig
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They had better be REALLY sure of their delivery service or their onion rings may get some special treatment

Meanwhile, a sneak peak of the DSK live feed to be for the low, low price of $29.95

http://youtu.be/sNPnbI1arSE

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:31 | 1293141 Cognitive Dissonance
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Slim Shady

"99% of my life I was lied to."

Welcome to the club bro.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:32 | 1293312 Miles Kendig
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Amazing none the less that the batter up song for the former head of the IMF is this classic

http://youtu.be/9lALjTUlSfc

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1293061 Volaille de Bresse
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Hey U.S. 0-edgers don't despair : you've managed to send DSK to the slammer. That's great! The guy will be emotionally scarred for the rest of his life.

In France Madoff would receive honors and he'd die in his bed, unprosecuted...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:18 | 1293090 Fat Ass
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LOL awesome nickname  :-)

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1293065 lsbumblebee
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And no more chocolate donuts. You're going on a strict low carb diet buddy. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1293067 MacedonianGlory
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Will he have a maid to help him?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:14 | 1293072 bankonzhongguo
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Run, Dominique, Run!

So we can shoot you in the muthafuck'in back.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:33 | 1293168 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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So what about the possibility of him escaping (despite the expense of keeping out of jail proper)? Are we going to send SEAL Team 6 to bring him to justice? Guaranteed DSK would hide behind whatever 13 yr old prostitute he was with at the time of "capture".

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:53 | 1293286 falak pema
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to summarize your thought process: the only TRUE US justice is vigilante justice...right? 

All blacks are rapists therefore...we should all ride with the clan as righteous citizens...you are crystal clear.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:39 | 1293519 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Not at all. I simply expect more of a spectacle on this crazy parade. Savor the irony of a similar sombre announcement from the "Situation room" that the escaped french pervy was "brought to justice". Of course, we'd never see DSK's body, it was buried at sea according to french customs.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:59 | 1293572 falak pema
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well, the only custom that applies on US soil is : Uncle Sam's...they couldn't pretend that french customs were performed in the Long Island Sound! ...or could they be that brazen?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:00 | 1293304 johnnynaps
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Yeah, he will find a way to high-tail out to a truly free country like Pakistan where he can evade nazi-like police cameras on every red light and "dui" checkpoints on every other street. Then, we will wager $2.5 Trillion over 10 years to bring "Justice" to DSK. And, by the time we catch him, he will verbally tell seal team 6 to just shoot him because of his stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. The masses will then chant "USA, USA, USA" at 3am on a Wednesday morning and Congress can buy a 5% increase in their approval rating.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:32 | 1293839 DeadFred
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But will it be bullish for silver?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:53 | 1293900 johnnynaps
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A junking?! It really shows that this population just can't handle reality or the truth. Ask yourself, how long would the 6 foot 6 muslim have run free in the USA, GB, China, or Europe? He would have been caught in months, days in China! REALITY is, he gave up gay-ass luxuries and security for 10 years of freedom (was caught by a resort though)! Truth hurts, I know!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:15 | 1293076 woolybear1
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he will run, why would any judge give that scumbag bail?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:14 | 1293082 Eireann go Brach
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He will also be provided with a teleprompter if he wants to speak, all idiots use one!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:18 | 1293086 tmosley
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I'll take an anal bum cover for $7000, please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM0gPmkCYsg

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:25 | 1293120 lettuce
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i'll take the rapists for $20, alex.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:32 | 1293155 Cognitive Dissonance
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Alex: "And the answer is...........5."

Lettuce: "What is the total number of days DSK will serve in jail?" 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:42 | 1293217 PhattyBuoy
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win

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:18 | 1293087 Crispy
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CNN NEWSFLASH - Parker fired from "Parker, Spitzer". Going forward its "DSK, Spitzer"

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:20 | 1293097 Joe Davola
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Can't wait for the Dog the Bounty Hunter episode where they chase him down - DSK'll be mesmerized by Beth's ampleness.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:38 | 1293696 John McCloy
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+1

haha. Who could junk that? That is funny stuff. People need to buy themselves a sense of humor.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:21 | 1293100 QQQBall
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Don't leave the dog out at night, DSK is on the prowl...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:21 | 1293105 svc101
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I guess liquidity is temporarily on hold.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:22 | 1293119 Atomizer
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One armed guard? Oh boy.

DSK, still need the list of names. Just hold the list in front of your web cam.

yours truly

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:32 | 1293151 USA A-OK
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maybe he know how pain my bum feel from bankers too

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:44 | 1293196 Saxxon
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He didn't backdoor the Blackamoor; he accepted her proferred BBBJ which she accomplished efficiently and with skill, TCCIM.

The instant he loosed his mighty load, the Great Seducer realized he was in big, big trouble; for the Darkie, moments ago shmoozing his kosher sausage like a champ, having won the evidence her employers needed, instantaneously turned Harpy and commenced biting and screaming and raking her claws across his wibbling flesh.

He packed up and got the hell out, knowing full well what had just happened.  He almost made it/

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:48 | 1293250 slewie the pi-rat
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he will offer a plea on june 6th. 

i am wondering if he hasn't plead yet,b/c they are gonna appeal the ruling that he doesn't have immunity.  the legal argument being that he was staying in the hotel as part of an official visit to the official european meeting.  or, similarly, that when he was arrested, on the plane, he was about his official business travel, and not subject to arrest. 

i doubt if DSK & his lawyers accept the ruling of the nyc or state magistrate or DA who sez he doesn't have immunity. 

so, no plea, yet.  2 1/2 weeks from now, we'll know more about where this is headed. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:51 | 1293274 Saxxon
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I don't even care what happens.  I am through reading up and posting about it.  It was a classic Honey trap, as others here have noticed.  No rape.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:46 | 1293404 slewie the pi-rat
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the int'l agreement appears to give his office immunity, while on official business, from being arrested due to a problem, even of a criminal nature, with hotel staff. 

see if the IMF leaves him hung out to dry.  maybe.  perhaps the decision & process will be re-visited.  maybe the water is over the dam, and there is nothing up but to enter a plea?  2.5 weeks before he needs to stand and answer the charges? 

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 20:50 | 1294030 lawrence1
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Okay, another stupid ass who is sure he knows what happened without a trail or even further information. No wonder SOME of the French are upset about SOME American comments.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:53 | 1293272 lizzy36
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DSK gets $250K a year for life from the IMF (pension). Yanks fund 18% of that. How proud you all must be.

Yanks can't afford teachers for their kids but are paying for some euro intellectual, fat fucks, a sum, that probably amounts to his monthly travel budget.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:09 | 1293296 falak pema
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Nope, he resigned. No retirement. The fact the chinese pay for the US war effort doesn't bug you as your children pay for it? The fact that the US spends Over 1 trillion $ per year in Defense + private armies expense doesn't outrage you? For no damn good as it only makes the USA more enemies.  Where did you learn to count? Apart for the moral outrage you should feel to live in a country with the Patriot's act is still in place as is true for Gitmo, etc. etc. This guy will get his cum-uppance if he has done what she says in her deposition...if they have DNA proof. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:09 | 1293368 MachoMan
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Technically speaking, the U.S. doesn't pay for shit...  we just promise to pay...  the chinese actually pay...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:54 | 1293737 NotApplicable
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I will gladly pay you Tuesday for an iPad today.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:15 | 1293386 PhattyBuoy
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Oh Canada ...

How about those Canucks?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:01 | 1293578 JR
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Our socialists.  Power to the People… Right?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Lavish Life: How does a socialist public servant pay for $3,000-a-night hotel suites and first-class flights? | Slate | May 16, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, allegedly sexually assaulted a maid in a $3,000-a-night Midtown Manhattan hotel suite this weekend. Then, police arrested him in the first-class cabin of a Paris-bound flight. How can a socialist public servant afford such a luxurious life?

DSK, as he is widely known, earned a modest salary by international banker standards, but his job came with an ample expense account. He earns about $420,000 a year in salary, plus pension contributions and generous benefits. On top of that, he receives about $75,000 "to enable [him] to maintain, in the interests of the Fund, a scale of living appropriate to [his] position"—essentially, money for a Washington, D.C., home fancy enough to entertain foreign dignitaries and the world's economic leaders.

But that's not all. Strauss-Kahn also had carte blanche to charge the fund for all "reasonable expenses" incurred entertaining and meeting with politicians and policymakers. And he received generous travel funds, including a per diem and a dispensation for "all hotel expenses." As per his contract, he always flies first class: "Your travel on official Fund business…shall be in first class." (Notably, the IMF says he was not on official business during his trip to New York, therefore he had to foot the bill for the hotel and flight himself.)

According to the New York Post, Strauss-Kahn had a special arrangement where he could fly first-class on any Air France flight, at any time. It is not clear who would have paid for those flights or whether the details of the arrangement are even true. It seems unlikely that Air France would have gifted the flights to DSK, as he is contractually barred from accepting most presents worth more than $100. (A first-class ticket from New York to Paris runs about $10,000.)

DSK's compensation and expenses are in line with his peers, the small handful of central bankers and finance ministers at the helm of the global economy. The president of the World Bank, for instance, makes almost exactly same amount. As per the bank's most recent annual report, Director Robert Zoellick earns $441,980 in salary, plus $79,120 for living expenses.

Nevertheless, DSK's finances became a major issue in his home country of France even before his arrest. This spring, he faced accusations of being a "champagne socialist" after a photograph of him climbing into a $100,000 Porsche* got play in the papers. (The car was not his.) And France Soir published a viral hit-job-slash-investigation, reporting he wears suits made by Barack Obama's tailor that cost up to $35,000. (DSK denies the allegation.)

The press also revealed that Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Anne Sinclair, a prominent television personality, wealthy in her own right, travel between a $4 million home in Georgetown, two multimillion-dollar apartments in Paris, and a holiday riad in Marrakech. "It tends to prove that the IMF's managing director…has, to some extent, lost contact with 'real life,' " France Soir wrote, "By blindness, by remoteness, by intoxication?" …

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 20:43 | 1294018 Yen Cross
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 In all your effervescent wisdom J.R. ? Did you get long usd/jpy? I'll target the 83.45 area.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 21:12 | 1294100 nmewn
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"(Notably, the IMF says he was not on official business during his trip to New York, therefore he had to foot the bill for the hotel and flight himself.)"

And I, for one, have always been curious about his "private visit" to NY. 

I doubt seriously it was to meet with the FRBNY, these things don't require a personal visit...and if all the rumor mongering is to be believed, its nothing to take out 272 on a jet just to get one...one could blame AQ, CIA, reptilians, Branch Davidians...whatever.

Where is Geraldo when you need him with some salacious detail?...did a break up with a mistress send him over the edge?...or a favorite S&M hooker not do his "trick" this time?...pondering imponderables.

"It tends to prove that the IMF's managing director…has, to some extent, lost contact with 'real life,' " France Soir wrote, "By blindness, by remoteness, by intoxication?"

The curse of Marie.

I have never trusted a man who can't fish or hunt and cook either worth a damn...and of course, drinks his beer with pinky extended ;-)

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:59 | 1293298 alfred b.
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    DSK must have access to a phone already 'cause I'm getting a busy-signal on all my 900 numbers !  ....maybe if I try to reach Air France ????

 

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:02 | 1293313 sgorem
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I hope this comment IS NOT interpreted the wrong way, but I hope this sleaze bag blows his fucking brains out. Sooner than later.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:56 | 1293746 NotApplicable
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I'm trying to misinterpret that statement, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:27 | 1293825 falak pema
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well, if you imagined his brains in his cojones it would make the interpretation a true blow job!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:54 | 1293891 Dr. Porkchop
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Tie him to a chair and give his victim a bottle of iodine and some rusty garden tools.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 20:56 | 1294051 lawrence1
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Right, whether he is guilty or not.
(Sarcasm)

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:23 | 1293426 New American Re...
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ADIOS AMEGO'S!!!  YOU AMERICAN'S ARE SUCH TRUSTING SUCKERS, (have my G5 fueled and waiting at that no name airport while I paint a paper mach'e head and glue a wig on it as I prop it in bed, saw that in a Clint Eastwood movie) YES!!!  

FRANCE AND FREEDOM!!!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:40 | 1293521 Herman Strandsc...
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bert ziz eez nort poosible wizoot a poower cat tooo dizabill ze eelektroonic zeecoorutee zistoomz

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:35 | 1293488 Dr. Porkchop
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He'll get off with some chump slap on the wrist.

This world doesn't need fucking Ayn Rand, it needs the Punisher.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:37 | 1293508 medicalstudent
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a negative feedback for power driven politicians should be 24/7/365 webcam for the president.

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:49 | 1293550 j0nx
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Boy this guy REALLY pissed someone off. I don't buy the official story for a second.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:04 | 1293587 Zero Govt
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pure establishment theatrics ...you can tell, the big giveaway is the NY Police, judiciary, IMF and CNBC are actually moving quickly to convict as apposed sitting around doing fuk-all as per usual

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:07 | 1293771 Dr. Porkchop
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It must be a phenomenon. All of the impropriety, incompetence and neglect I read about, I see mirrored in the management at my place of work. Current parallel; a manager was fired for sexually harrassing an employee. Great leadership...where is it?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:09 | 1293602 JR
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Could be, j0nx, when your opponents are smear campaign champions the likes of Nicolas Sarkozy and his interior minister, Glaude Gueant. 

When you think of conspiracies, it’s not only wanting to get rid of someone, it’s having someone you want to put in that could do something better for you, i.e., in this case, another power center among the bankers.   Someone may already have Strauss-Kahn’s replacement in mind. There's a great deal of money involved here...trillions in transfer money.  If so, at least they were humanitarian; they didn't kill him.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:33 | 1293689 John McCloy
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Bail in exchange for resigning the IMF lead. Now he can hop on transport out of the U.S. to non extradition France.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:48 | 1293730 Dr. Porkchop
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Vive les effluents.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:59 | 1293754 NotApplicable
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We gon' find you! We gon' find you!

You can run and tell that, homeboy!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:22 | 1293813 Trévize
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Please everybody,

can you note that this guy Strauss kahn is not à french guy.

Nowhere in France you can find a town, a village, a place, with the name of STRAUSS KAHN.

Nowhere ! this guy is not a french guy, he come from Mars from Space from where you want but not France.

him and his brothers, are lire parasitic or virus....

Can you keep it in your jail and thank america.

we don't need this parasistic any more

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:35 | 1293840 falak pema
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Sarcelles is Strauss Kahnian...they are even going to name a local sausage in his honor...called 'waltzing Gaston'. (Gaston is his middle name).

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:48 | 1293882 DeadFred
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Perhaps the name comes from his reptilian ancestry?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:20 | 1293814 Rodent Freikorps
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Roman Polanski 2.0.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 20:19 | 1293954 Yen Cross
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 NYT classifieds: IMF looking for well trained Dog, and trainer. Mercenary/Helo pilot experience a plus. Must have friends, and accept payment in U.S.D.

Inquire Within {________}

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 22:42 | 1294330 Capt. Ray
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"...,$5 million insurance bond,..."

 

WTF!?

Does this equivocate to a "leveraged bail-out swap"?

 

-Sick-

 

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 02:39 | 1294773 WhOracle
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Judge decline first bail demand from DSK

(hints he should give something else up)

DSK writes his formal IMF resignation letter

Judge accepts second bail demand from DSK

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 05:17 | 1294843 falak pema
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The NYPD must be in deficit like all the Municipal services...So it's nice to see a plutocrat contribute for once to public sector deficits!...Let the french eat "cake'" ! 

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 06:16 | 1294871 aeiou260199038
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You was even more telling batterie I missed the series when it was gone.

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 07:33 | 1294915 WhOracle
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This story is so much bigger than what the newspapers are blabbering about and what the majority of the fast food information providers feed us with.

I invite everyone to look at the loads of recent events, the resurgence of bin Laden and the 11th of september, and everything Zerohedge great content point us to and inquire about The Carlyle group and it's current managing director, Pierre-Olivier Sarkozy, the french president's stepbrother.

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 08:26 | 1294987 WhOracle
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and asks yourself why Mrs Lagarde is gonna be elected Head of IMF ? Timmy wrote about her in 2009

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1894410_1893847_1894202,00.html

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 10:10 | 1295233 goldinpenguin
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I'm surprised Paddy Power doesn't have an online bet on Demonic SK fleeing - he should. We have a decadent old french jew debauching an apparently squeaky clean french west african MUSLIM widow. I have a hunch Demonic will request a non-jury trial. All the securityis being provided by a private firm paid by Demonic, what a joke

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