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Emergency IMF Meeting To Begin As Strauss-Kahn Retains High Profile Attorney

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As was previously reported by the WSJ, "The IMF is considering holding a board meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday to discuss how to proceed, but isn't expected to come to a decision. Rather the board and staff members are in the midst of conference calls and informal discussions to try to figure out what steps to take next. It's unlikely that Mr. Strauss-Kahn can represent the institution during meetings while dealing with arrest and legal issues, at least over the next week, said officials. An IMF spokesman declined comment." We expect lots of headlines over the next several hours as an unstoppable European default meets an unmovable chaos. In the meantime, we have learned that DSK has retained legal counsel in the form of one Benjamin Brafman, a New York criminal defense attorney. From Wikipedia: "Brafman's profile rose following his winning the acquittal of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who was acquitted from his 1999 illegal weapons and bribery charges. The criminal charges stemmed from a nightclub brawl, while accompanied by then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez  and Combs' usual entourage, and witnessed by over 100 other people. Despite the numerous prosecution witnesses to Combs' culpability, and Combs' fame, Brafman's legal skills produced a unanimous 'not guilty' verdict. Brafman also represented Jay-Z  when the rapper was accused of assaulting record producer Lance "Un" Rivera at New York's Kit Kat club in December 1999. Jay-Z pleaded guilty as part of a deal, and was given three years of probation. In 2002, Jay-Z referenced Brafman in his featured appearance on Cam'ron's "Welcome to New York City". On November 30, 2008, Brafman was hired to represent NFL star Plaxico Burress who on August 3, 2009 was indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment. Burress pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and was sentenced to two years in prison. Brafman represented radio personality Star, who was arrested by hate-crime unit detectives on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and failure to report a change of address on his gun permit after being tricked into going to a New York police station to surrender his 9 mm handgun. The DJ was later released on $2,000 cash bail."

Ironically, connecting all the loose dots from today's Nakba news, here is Brafman's completely unrelated statement on the question of why Israel is attacking civilians.

h/t TempFlashback


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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:11 | 1276242 TorchFire
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More circus equals less bread

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:19 | 1276262 Long-John-Silver
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Less bread = more Beer so less expensive circus is unnoticed.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:46 | 1276373 wanklord
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The old pervert of DSK seems to be in serious trouble; however, do you think this ongoing drama is going to change IMF's policies? Definitively, MSM loves to make so much noise in order to keep distracted the brute and ignorant American populace.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:00 | 1276408 cowdiddly
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Elliot Spizer starts getting to close= Ahh Hookers and sex

Julian Assage starts leaking to much= Ahh Rape and sex

Bin Ladin Dead= Aha porn addict

IMF head starts talking tuff on American economy= uwe 62 year old Sex

Let me see do we have a trend here? Just askin-----------

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:05 | 1276417 Careless Whisper
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Stay out of NYC

Go Home and take Goldman with you.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:11 | 1276424 MarketTruth
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Actual Washington DC madam who has evidence against people in high places within DC gets busted.... she gets suicided.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:13 | 1276754 Miss Expectations
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SEC Dead = Aha porn addicts

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:38 | 1277160 Hexus
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Eliot Spitzer- no jail time, immune from own law.

Julian Assange-lots of free publicity, no jail time, bail paid by Soros.

Bin Laden- who cares?

DSK- rapes the working/middle class of the world, rapes a maid, media jumps to his defense.

I see a trend.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:42 | 1276505 pesamystik
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Ok, this is hilarious. This is a Jew defending a Jew, with Strauss-Kahn replaced by a Jew at the IMF (Lipsky) and guess whose name is floating to replace Strauss-Kahn on the Socialist ticket?

You guessed it everyone, a Jew...

Francois Hollande is now being fielded as the new Socialist candidate.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:09 | 1276556 deckard
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yeah anti-semitism is like a mental illness in that respect 

you start noticing the object of your obsession everywhere you look

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:58 | 1277369 trav7777
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the standard response:  slander everyone who NOTICES as a waffen SS

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:00 | 1276720 knukles
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Talk a week or two ago was Lloyd leaving GS, as amny in IB want his ass canned for letting the cat out of the bag by such arrogant means as "God's work."
So for the Perceptions Management for GS, Lloyd retires, case closed, new birth of firm under more level headed, personable, human management. 
Where can Lloyd do GS's God's work best for GS?
IMF's a good start now that every other fucking domestic and international spot's taken by GS alums.

Yo', Lucas!  We await your pronouncements.
No wonder DSK's getting railroaded.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:15 | 1276247 lolmao500
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What about lawyers manning up and charging him with his other crimes... you know, fraud, rapist of nations, bribes, corruption... etc?


I would suggest the death penalty, because that's what globalist scum like him deserves.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:09 | 1276421 ParisianThinker
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I totally disagree, as I favor an original method of execution.

Should he be given a broom and sent to clean up the mess in Fukushima Nuclear Reactor #1,2,3 and 4  wearing the non-waterproof suits given to their workers?

Should the fat, ugly, impotent, dough boy of France be allowed to breathe inside the radiation zone until he vomits and dies? Then should he be trashed and thrown into the sea for burial?



Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:39 | 1276497 Byte Me
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Your heart is in the right place -- but he'd get acquittal with a rookie attorney for the punishment being "Cruel and Unusual" or however it goes these days. The mentioned shyster may yet get him 'off' for wrongful arrest. Sad -- but possible.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:17 | 1276265 Chuck Bone
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Denninger saying IMF has diplomatic immunity:

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:39 | 1276353 SilverRhino
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Denninger's a fucking moron.   What sovereign nation is the IMF again?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:08 | 1276419 JohnG
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I don't much care for Denninger either, he's a smug asshole, yet the fact remains that unless DSK has waived immunity, he's scot free.

I'm thinking that he may have waived, or else the Port Authority COULD NOT hold him.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:27 | 1276461 lizzy36
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Officials of the IMF have diplomatic immunity “with respect to acts performed by them in their official capacity, except when the fund waives this immunity,” the IMF’s bylaws says. While i believe Officials of the IMF regularly fuck people over in their "official capacity", i don't think raping a chambermaid (allegedly) is part of their official duties. Hence, i believe diplomatic immunity will not get DSK off (pun intended).
Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:29 | 1276464 ZeroPower
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If having immunity would have let him go scot free, why would he waive it?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:33 | 1276481 New_Meat
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Scot free is such an ethnic slur ;-)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:35 | 1276486 Iriestx
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Raping (in the non-financial sense) isn't part of the IMF's official duties.  They're only immune from prosceuction for carrying out acts that are part of their job.


So, sexual rape isn't covered, but financial rape is.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:59 | 1276530 Freewheelin Franklin
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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:19 | 1276270 ElvisDog
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I don't think this will have any effect on the Greek bailout. The management of the IMF are all the same guy (whether they are men or women). Replacing one with another won't change the game plan one bit.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:19 | 1276273 Temporalist
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Attack on PMs to commence in tminus...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:33 | 1276305 Muir
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"Attack on PMs to commence in tminus"


Amother 10:00 AM, Monday morning office cooler quarterback apostate.

The precious will humble you.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:51 | 1276378 Bay of Pigs
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India is BTFD.

"UBS and Standard Bank, two large bullion dealers, have enjoyed some of the strongest days of sales to India this year, according to analysts at the banks, while others reported a similar surge.

In common with many emerging economies, high inflation in India is driving investors into precious metals as a store of value when rising prices erode the value of their paper currencies. For that reason, many analysts and investors believe gold prices could soon resume their upward march and reach new record highs before the year is out.

Chhabil Jain, a Mumbai silver trader, said that demand for silver bars was going through the roof and that many vendors were starting to run low on stocks.

"People are booking incredible amounts of silver as they see the current drop in prices as a great opportunity to buy more ... most are buying for pure investment," he added."

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:53 | 1276385 Rynak
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Good, with US and EU citizens being less aware, strong hands that are not banks are desperately needed. Any PM in the hands of citizens and corporations is PM not in the hands of banks and govs.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:57 | 1276400 Muir
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Which is why I answered Diatribe's question:


"O/T:  Have $75K in my 401K.  I can withdrawal up to $25K or take a loan of various amounts, should I do this to purchase PMs?  Thanks in advance"


answered thus:


This is an absolutly stupid question, of course you should!

In fact you should buy 5 mini silver contracts:

COMEX MINY SILVERSymbolQIExchangeNYMEXContract TypeFuturesCountry/RegionUnited StatesClosing Price35.528CurrencyU.S. Dollar (USD)Contract IdentifiersConid42320984Futures FeaturesFutures TypeMetalsFirst Notice Date First Position Date28/11/2011Last Trading Date28/11/2011Expiration Date28/11/2011Multiplier2500Margin RequirementsIntraday Initial Margin15,280Intraday Maintenance Margin8,000



Borrow some money anywhere and jump on the bandwagon

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:53 | 1276394 Muir
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As I pointed out earlier

"I'm noticing just a tad snide comments on PMs.

Well, let me just say this.

For the skeptics, naysayers, told-you-so guru wannabes who second guess everything and Monday morning quarterback a perfect game.

You will be punished, severely.

In all of Gods great History, deflation has never been in his good graces.

The blasphemers, the hereticics, the apostates that now turn their back on the precious, surely, yours will be the most horrendous of retributions."



Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:32 | 1276472 Temporalist
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You're taking my comment out of context.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:49 | 1276516 longorshort
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Hi Tyler, Can you please ban this moron or add a blacklist feature for like 500 users plus in our account areas?  It would make it much easier to read comments following articles that add meaningful perspective, information, or trading ideas behind the articles.  Also a feature to categorize the post as a question, rant, or added perspective might help remove some of this crap posting that goes for miles.  Also if some these are paid for advertisements could you put sponsored or something at the top so we know that.  This would save you some money on bandwidth costs too id imagine.  Thanks.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:22 | 1276275 max2205
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Black swan dressed as a ----(?) maid?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:43 | 1276372 schizo321437
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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:17 | 1276774 knukles
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DSK was dressed as a maid, too?  Channelling J. Edgar?  Now that pic of Das Merkel begins to look better and better after all.  Ah, the brawny atheletic steriodal women from behind the Iron Curtain.  

The Good Old Days


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:19 | 1276277 kennard
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Check out this connection:

The Sofitel New York on West 44th where DSK stayed is owned and managed by Novotel, whose co-founder, Gerard Pelisson, is an active supporter of the UMP party.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:02 | 1276731 knukles
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Daily Mail reports DSK's suite @ $3K/nite.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:23 | 1276282 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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DSK will make an album on his release, with the release being titled, "My Release".  This is comical (not the rape but the fact that the power hungry and politicains wrong people over, and over, and over....and think they will always get away with it).  French politicians rival only the US ones in their pervertedness, and I am not even counting Sarkozy, as I am pretty sure he is as much a frog as I am.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:03 | 1276414 Saxxon
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There was no rape Lennon Hendrix, just a miserable attempt by a power-mad 61-year old pud.  He must have looked a sight coming out naked from the shower - downed his Viagra before brushing I bet.

They will probably buy off the Puerto Rican maid for a few hundred thou and the fat bastard will walk.  C'est la Vie!

What he deserves is 10 minutes alone in a cell with the husband or brothers of the maid.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:12 | 1276432 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I thought that he forced her to give him head.  If so, that is rape.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:06 | 1276542 Freewheelin Franklin
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It's not really rape if he thought she was the prostitute escort he had ordered, which had actually got stuck in traffic, dressed up like maid.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:45 | 1276289 uno
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summing up his comments:

terriorist, extremeist, bombing response - repeat 

Edit: that also sounds like US government; US and Israel must have the same PR firm 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:27 | 1276293 MaldelBot
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AH, so banksters have to LITERALLY fuck someone in the ass to get arrested....


Good to know!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:27 | 1276304 lolmao500
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You seem to volunteer to be's Bernanke's prey so he goes down...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:53 | 1276329 Widowmaker
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Arrested yes, charges no.

Custody is for the offender's protection - make no mistake about it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:29 | 1276310 Tense INDIAN
Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:29 | 1276311 trav7777
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are we seeing post deletions now?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:33 | 1276320 Widowmaker
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Only with respect to those with immunity from the rule of law.

Commoner, get back to work.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:53 | 1276396 bob_dabolina
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What did you see that got deleted?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:43 | 1276509 trav7777
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I wrote "another jew lol...." as the 3rd post.  It must have gotten junked off.  I mean literally it was gone in less than 5 minutes

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:54 | 1276314 Widowmaker
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Expect change(s) during this interim.  There is now a diversion for less than popular opportunists.

Money is falling apart.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:33 | 1276315 Captain Planet
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thank you Mr. Brafman for clearing up the ambiguous moral situation in MENA+Israel.

Now I can go to sleep knowing those dead children in Gaza died for the sake of justice...

(For reasons of safety: /sarc on)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:48 | 1276377 Re-Discovery
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This guy is a typical of egomaniacs who think they have answers for everything.  In his simple world view, Israel is blameless and of course he thinks the world is benefitted by his video.  Ok knucklehead, go back to your core competency of chasing ambulances. 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:34 | 1276323 Oh regional Indian
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Lipsky. Hmmmm.... disturbing imagery comes to the inner eye.
But what of it... the I MoFu has a new boss. Just like that.
Some huge agenda is ready to be cast upon the global populace.
Perhaps this is the Archduke Furd E NAND moment of our Tymez.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:36 | 1276331 Bob
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Love to see a bankster get bent over, however belatedly!  Wasn't he the guy who wrote in favor of a gold standard, though?  Wonder if he got "Assanged" for going off the reservation?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:33 | 1276332 wisefool
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krugman, baird, algren were on "this week with christin amapour" talking about he debt ceiling. Typical "we can't pay the rent, but we must pay the rent stuff, Oh Noes!"

Nothing about DSK, except at the very end of the discussion,

Baird: "it would be truly frightening to default, we should not even be talking about it"

Krugman: "Of course, but I am terrified of a Blackmail political system"

The expressions of the panel were absolutely genuine and priceless. Not the pat debt ceiling cinematic chagrins that have been baked into the script for months. It was all about DSK. They were probably envisioning what thier roles would be in the keysian drama.

American people: Gordon

DSK: Joker

TD: Batman.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:41 | 1276333 benb
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"It's unlikely that Mr. Strauss-Kahn can represent the institution during meetings while dealing with arrest and legal issues...."

Why not? Same farce. It's all about raping the public. I say he should stay. We can call this derrière numbing installment of NWO Theater - The Wrath of Kahn.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:21 | 1276779 knukles
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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:34 | 1276334 NOTW777
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why does this guy have 2 names?  was he formerly a soccer mom

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:47 | 1276380 optimator
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Should be Prince Strauss-Kahn just like those days of olde.  The Serf's owners are allowed anything they desire.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:27 | 1276460 schizo321437
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First Knightley ommissions targetsuccubus.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:39 | 1276341 MaldelBot
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Do you think his campaign manager was all like "KAAHHHHHNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:38 | 1276348 Clint Liquor
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MaldelBot, your post was beautifully phrased.

Ironically, Strauss-Kahn has given us a graphic example of how the IMF works: Encourage 3rd World countries to borrow from foreign Banks (let the maid into the room), when they default, bail them out. The bailout is subject to IMF control over Bank policy (throw the maid to the floor) and then when they control the nation's banking they control the country (the maid gets a throat full).

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:41 | 1276352 Josh Randall
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This guy is no Jackie Childs

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:59 | 1276534 Art Vandelay
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"Who told you to rape the chambermaid?  Did I tell you to rape the chambermaid?"

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:39 | 1276355 booboo
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Probably having a good chuckle right now over snails and wine with the esteemed Mr. Brafman. "HAhahahahahaha, so I grabbed her by the ears and said BEHOLD, I SMOTE THEE WITH THE ROD OF AARON, BWHAAAAHAHAHA" 


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:12 | 1276431 Saxxon
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Likely, booboo but s/b "smite" in the present tense...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:40 | 1276357 Amish Hacker
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You could say that  Benjamin Brafman is another Perry Mason, except for the fact that all of Mason's clients were innocent.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:21 | 1276456 sheeple2012
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Cross between Perry Mason and Jackie Mason?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:43 | 1276358 NOTW777
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did brafman give him a disclaimer

defense may not work on non black rappers

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:40 | 1276362 red_pill_rash
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Using his logic, Israel should be obliterated for the role of the mossad in 911.  I doubt he'd support that position.


Kahn.....means "priest" in Hebrew btw.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:27 | 1276791 knukles
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And Strauss is an etymological derivation of the German "strasse" or street, making him a pimp?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:14 | 1277103 red_pill_rash
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Actually, according to this website:


“STRAUSS” has the phonosemantic meaning “EVIL”.


So it appears Strauss-Kahn” could mean “EVIL PRIEST”.



Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:33 | 1277310 Shylockracy
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Strauss does not mean "evil". It is German for ostrige or bunch of flowers.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:44 | 1276365 Rainman
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How invigorating to see IMF get the attention it so richly deserves. Central Banks + Finance Ministers + IMF = 3 shells under which to hide the pea from taxpayers worldwide.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:41 | 1276367 Poofter Priest
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The best money can buy!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:48 | 1276381 Smartie37
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Seems reasonable that this "incident" is just a move by Pro$US forces to gain Leverage over "uncooperative" members of the IMF in scripting the next move in the decay of the euro--if EU go first, then by default $ can rise up !

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:33 | 1276474 ZeroPower
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US would prefer a weak dollar to be able to export. I know conspiracy theories are fun, but this one's just plain illogical. A high EUR makes the Germans et al cry at night.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:47 | 1276515 Smartie37
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Yes, weak $ is the END-game, but the intermediate step of a rebound in strength Paves the Way for a friction-free QE3.

Nearly all the weakness attributable to QE2 has now been wrung out of the Rag !

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:16 | 1277278 hardcleareye
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What about the cost of Oil?  As the dollar get weaker the oil price increases, this has serious rippling effects.  Two edge sword, valid arguments for both sides of the "coin".

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:53 | 1276393 The Axe
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Never let your little head do your thinking for your big head!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:54 | 1276397 callingnew
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poor dominique. he's got ants in his pants and he needs to dance.




Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:02 | 1276405 dick cheneys ghost
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"Last Tango in Paris" for this guy................ 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:04 | 1276410 Titus
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This video is just sad. 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:11 | 1276425 DogSlime
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See?  The IMF does NOT suck! just forces other people to suck.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:16 | 1276440 Fantasy Planet
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WH is releasing war room photos of administration observing assault. 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:23 | 1276443 Franken_Stein
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Here is my question:


Why does an American lawyer talk about Israel as of "us" ?


You are not an Israeli citizen, Mr. Branfman.

Is your loyalty with America or with Israel ?

Seriously mixing up priorities here, eh ?


Did you ask the people of the United States, if they want to have their country used and remote controlled as Israel's puppet ?


Imagine this:

The Jews in and around New York think that the U.S. is THEIR country and that they, only representing a meagre 1.5 % - 3 % of U.S. population have the God given right to dictate the other 300 million Americans, what American foreign policy has to look like.


If this is not the height of arrogance and sense of entitlement, then I don't know what is.

I think the U.S. should detach itself from Israel.

You are not the United States of Judaism, your national anthem is not the Hatikva.

There is no passage in the Constitution that says that the U.S. should be the vassal of another country.


In fact, the constitution and the declaration of independence were the EXACT OPPOSITE of this, trying to get rid of foreign occupation and patronisation.


When do these schmucks (hehe, yiddish) get that into their thick heads ?


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:45 | 1276511 pesamystik
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The Jews are parasites, plain and simple. They occupy every country again and again and again and again, and then try to extract as much wealth and power as they possibly can. People scream anti-semite when you point out the obvious.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:57 | 1276670 Franken_Stein
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Let's not embarass Tyler by going too far with allegations and name calling.

Let us concentrate on the main people of the Federal Reserve scam and that of other central banks.

Tyler is already doing a fantastic job in pointing the shortcomings out.

Let's not drag his good name into the mud by this.


I will have to restrain myself, too, of course.


We, myself included, undermine his efforts if we turn this into a hater forum.

It's just that there are days when I can barely contain my anger about how I'm being stolen from.


On the other hand, there are of course many hardworking innocent Jews and there are also a lot of non-Jews in the banking system who are also despicable thieves, for example Ackermann,  Cassano or Mozillo.


But the percentages are unnaturally skewed.

Jews are overrepresented in this scam.

Bernard L. Madoff, the biggest known and convicted fraudster to date is also Jewish.


Presumption of innocence and the rule of law must prevail.

Let's just take the money back that was stolen from all of us.


The problem is:

What do you do in a system where even the judges and prosecutors are part of the scam ?


We need more non-Jewish people working as lawyers and prosecutors with specialization in financial and accounting law, especially in the Southern District of New York, which is the court district under whose jurisdiction Wallstreet falls.

So that we can phase out this crony monoculture there.


And then there must be charges against the big boys, not just the minnows.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:08 | 1276899 DollarMenu
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I am glad that I was not alone in wondering the number

of passports this slick lawyer held.

There is no question where his allegiance lies.

Is he here because the money is better?

A better class of clients? 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:04 | 1277387 trav7777
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you got "the email" too, huh?

the problem here is not what you or anyone else is saying.

The problem is that the group you are saying it about in reality possesses SO MUCH POWER that they can dictate even to TD what can and cannot be said.

In much of Europe, where I suppose ZH is sited, you can be arrested for what you just said.  This is no accident.

Anyone who even NOTICES or god forbid, dares to IDENTIFY anybody in this group is subject to prosecution.  Nevermind the solidarity of ownership of the popular forums of message, where strict controls can be placed on what is acceptable and what is not. 

If you dare to identify anyone in this group, be you Sheen or Helen Thomas, you'd better have fuck you money because the weight of the machine will come down on you.

I haven't seen anyone name-call, nobody has used a slur, there have been no epithets, not one call for violence.

ALL that has been done is the identification of a predominant attribute of various parties.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:54 | 1276520 YHC-FTSE
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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:18 | 1276448 Harbourcity
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O/T question:  Deficit - 21:00 - elimating loop holes will resolve 2/3 of deficit problem without pain.



Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:28 | 1276462 digalert
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Should DSK save face, will he be able to, with a firm upper lip, meet face to face with Angela Merkel? he's toast

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:27 | 1276463 Hooter Shaker
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I would've bit the dirty motherfuckers peter off!  He would've boarded that plane with a lot less than his cell phone.

 This maid is going to be ground up into little pieces by defense attorneys and he will never be convicted, IF it ever even gets to trial. 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:30 | 1276466 bugs_
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imf heads to meet at 5


when we see the white smoke coming out of the blown reactor wessel we will know the new IMF pope has been erected

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:31 | 1276470 Cassandra Syndrome
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I wonder will it go down well?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:31 | 1276469 Sqworl
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Stay tuned, but not too closely, for developing leaks in this case. Rumors that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had offered to speak to the chambermaid on Strauss-Kahn's behalf, and "was prepared to offer her a position in his cabinet", according to a well-placed source,could not be corroborated by the TIMES.


Tyler: Last night was surreal...x

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:41 | 1276495 lizzy36
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Please elaborate on the surreal nature of "about last night".......x

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:07 | 1276893 Sqworl
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We did the nyc

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 13:48 | 1276512 JR
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The IMF is not some sort of government entity with layers of elected officials and counsels and bureaucracies.  It’s nothing but a handful of connected bankers who are overriding the country’s laws, trying to be beyond the 3-mile territorial limit of the coast (for purposes of trade regulation and exclusivity extending as far as the reach of cannons fired from land), and now largely ignored.  The IMF, by saying it is “international,”  is operating above elected government and, thus, able to get tax monies from the Fed, the Treasury, and other countries without the hassle of a legal jurisdiction.

IOW, the IMF organization’s reputation is extremely thin and when something such as the Strauss-Kahn rape caper happens it can bring the world down on the IMF’s scrawny neck.

As for Strauss-Kahn, there is always a problem when you have a past, i.e., when you’ve been involved in press-ignored sexual dalliances, i.e., improper relationships with employees, and in charges of embezzlement, as in the 1999 charge against Strauss-Kahn in a case of embezzlement at the students mutual insurance company (MNEF). IE: the natural response is he did it again!  In short, you don’t get over your past.  Ask OJ.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:03 | 1276540 monkeys.pick.bottoms
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There's one thing I don't get in the whole rape here. Unless he was holding some tool to her head, who was in control when his dick was between her teeth? Why didn't she bite?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:00 | 1276875 wisefool
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I am guessing that hotel maids, especially in rock star level amenities like these are pretty used to walking on the ocasion pervert "happen" to be in the shower, to be sleeping naked on the bed, to have porn on the PPV. And they probably have learned to shrug it off and just go to the next room, to come back to a faustian tip laid out on the dresser.

If this guy tried to corner her, either because he is a freak, or because ordered some rough stuff from a service, then yeah, trying to straddle her face is 100% rape. Whether penetration occured or not. Just because she chose flight instead of fight does not mean she had in control in the situation whatsoever.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:34 | 1276629 silberblick
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And here is an animation telling you what you can do to stick it to the banksters:

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:39 | 1276657 PulauHantu29
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"The devil made me do it, honest," he moaned.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:59 | 1277223 Cassandra Syndrome
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Nervous enough start to the Futures' Markets

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:31 | 1277300 latcho
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I smelled some MK ULTRA air in the room.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:35 | 1278054 AldoHux_IV
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This guy's logic makes no sense as he uses comparisons to illustrate a point that demean the gravity of one's choices and actions-- he's basically looking at the chewbacca defense as his main way of building cases-- sadly this mind fuck will most likely get that piece of shit dsk off with nothing but a slap on the wrist and a bigger taxpayer funded per diem for hookers vs chambermaids.

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