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The Latest In The Second Part Of The DSK Saga: Strauss-Kahn To Be Released Without Bail

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DSK who has just left New York court, has been advised he will be released on his own recognizance, however the prosecution is not dropping its case, as expected, he will not regain his passport, he will regain his cash bond back, and will appear in court again on July 18. Perhaps the best approach at this point is to get the maid's story on all the latest developments that have emerged instead of having an infinity+1 conspiracy versions of what may have happened.


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Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:02 | 1419050 falak pema
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This is a fascinating insight into the "WS conspiracy" against DSK, proposed by a university professor in Columbia U.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:14 | 1419192 Fish Gone Bad
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So to be a maid, someone has to be a real upstanding citizen?  DSK has a track record of being a tool.  Now he can add "butt-rapist" to his resume.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:39 | 1419269 TheJudge2012
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Socha Faal has been spreading disinfo that DSK is some big liberty lover and that's why they are out to get him. He wouldn't have gotten as far as he did if he were. Here's a truer portrait of him:

"Stating that “crisis is an opportunity,” Strauss-Kahn said that globalists should exploit the financial chaos plaguing the world in order to push for “a new global currency issued by a global central bank”."

"The IMF chief is basically arguing for an expanded model of a system that is habitually used to swallow up and turn entire countries into debt slaves to the IMF."

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:50 | 1419299 CharlieBitMe
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You know that the brainwashing was successful when you manage to convince the sheep that the rapist is not guilty. Back in the good old days this old asshole and everyone like him would have been strung up on the nearest lamp post and justice would have been swift. Not today though, today the sheep are content with bullshit explanations about some conspiracy about <insert your favorite bullshit about the IMF, the girl not having an impeccable repuatation, or whatever misdirection polls suggest would work here> while the rapist walks free. These must truly be the end of days.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:42 | 1419052 RobotTrader
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As predicted, he's going to get off completely or get off easy.

The Plutocrats and Illuminati Thugs take care of their own.  City Hall politics at its finest.  First thing DSK is going to do when he gets released is order up the finest escort available.

Unfortunately, he picked the absolute worst weekend to get released, since 90% of the high-end escort population has already been spoken for by all the PigMen partying at The Hamptons.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:45 | 1419067 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He will have her wearing a maid's outfit, no doubt.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:03 | 1419156 Spitzer
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haha I knew he was innocent and I am on the record.

This bitch was a fraud like most of them, she is a phony fucking whoor. If I was DSK, i would sew and garner every nikel in wages this cunt ever makes.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:11 | 1419179 nmewn
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"haha I knew he was innocent and I am on the record."

Innocent? I musta missed that part of the proceedings.

"This bitch was a fraud like most of them, she is a phony fucking whoor. If I was DSK, i would sew and garner every nikel in wages this cunt ever makes."

So, its your position a "whoor" can't be sexually assaulted or raped?...that is interesting.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:40 | 1419281 Transformer
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Guilty, well of course.  Let's follow his probable train of thought.

"Let's see, I'm going to run for President of France and most likely win.  Must always look good for the media.   I can afford a $3000 a nite room in New York.  I'm feeling horny.  I know New York has the finest hookers in the world, anything I want for a mere $1000 for the nite.  Hmmm,  I think I'll save some money and attack the maid."

Yep, that was probably pretty close to the way it happened.



Sat, 07/02/2011 - 12:03 | 1421202 el Gallinazo
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You don't understand that what gets these types of guys hot is not sex with a beautiful woman but fantasies of power and abuse. Raping a terrified woman is far more satisfying for guys like DSK then consensual sex with the hottest $2000 hooker in NYC. DSK was reputedly on the "don't contact me" list of some of the most in demand call girls in NYC for abusiveness. Whether this was a frame-up from the start or just an "opportunity" for Geithner, BB, and Sarko is still an open question. In any event, DSK will remain a total scumbag.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:11 | 1419404 Spitzer
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DSK was raped, not the accuser.

Don't let your chivalrous emotions get the best of you, you could be the next victim.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:32 | 1419491 Overflow-admin
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Yeah, like Sarkozy by Carla Bruni.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 15:36 | 1419889 nmewn
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"DSK was raped, not the accuser."

LOL! were in the room, Client Number Nine?

"Don't let your chivalrous emotions get the best of you, you could be the next victim."

Guilty as charged on chivalry but I won't be claiming victimhood status anytime soon.

Charges being dropped or reduced (if dropped or reduced) do not equate to innocence. That can only come by trial, which is the last thing he wants.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:21 | 1419204 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The Prosecution has not questioned the attack yet, they are questioning the victim's background; they have her as having a boyfriend who deals drugs or something, which has nothing to do with the case, so it should be Vance who should be shown the door.  More than likely, Vance is throwing the case under the bus because he does not want to throw the book at his daddy's little helper.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:24 | 1419230 trav7777
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a person such as DSK has cards to play; he played them

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:09 | 1419164 SeverinSlade
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He's avoiding criminal charges but he's not "getting off."  The elites set him up so they could ax him from the IMF.  I think DSK wanted to remove the reserve status of the USD too quickly for them.

From the get-go, the entire story was ridiculous. 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:46 | 1419055 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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While LaGarde smiles, DSK ponders a run at the French Presidency, or is it too early for that...?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:57 | 1419134 NotApplicable
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Sarko reportedly last seen flying a bomber to Tripoli.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:13 | 1419172 THE DORK OF CORK
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Yes, premature elections are always messy.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:48 | 1419060 falak pema
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who is this woman... is the question now being asked. Who is the victim...

He has up to mid july to sign up for the Socialist run-up internal elections in October 11.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:03 | 1419382 Transformer
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And of course he will run.  And the French will love him and vote him in.  After this bogus attack in the US, which he will fend off, then he will be a French hero as they don't much like Americans, or the American police state.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:14 | 1419409 falak pema
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Not so may be right and the boomerang may swing...but his image as unscrupulous womaniser is now publicly established. Can he really become french President with that mill stone round his neck? I wonder...but you never know and it all depends how black is the case of "manipulation" that emerges from this girl's future confessions.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:55 | 1420191 Transformer
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Do you seriously believe he attacked that maid? 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 17:08 | 1420211 falak pema
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No. But he did have sex with her according to forensics as purported by the DA/NYPD.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 19:04 | 1420407 schizo321437
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She`s a maid.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:48 | 1419063 FranSix
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I find it a little odd that the 'prosecution raises doubts' rather than the 'defence raises doubts.'

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:47 | 1419079 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Really?  Blood in, blood out.

Cyrus Vance, Jr.:,_Jr.


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:59 | 1419138 nmewn
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Apart from "connections" as LH points to above, this is how its supposed to be done...the prosecution is compelled to share what they discover with the court and the defense.

The physical evidence (if any) has not changed, only the veracity of the victim has changed.

Two money launderers going at it in court...that should be fun...LOL!

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:16 | 1419195 sun tzu
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Maybe because they know their case is full of holes and want to drop the charges before they make fools out of themselves.

Maybe because the case was BS from the beginning and DSK was set up be removed from the IMF and protect Sarkozy. Now that the objective is met, the PTB don't give a fuck about the case anymore. If they push too hard, DSK might start spilling the dirt on powerful people.


One of the most powerful men in the world, known for hiring high priced hookers, decides to rape a hotel maid that looks like a fucking wildebeest. He runs from the hotel to the airport to escape the scene of the crime. Then he calls the hotel to tell them he is at the airport trying to flee the country. Yet the fucking media and sheeple buy it

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:26 | 1419219 falak pema
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Has lunch in restaurant with his daughter, after checking out and before going to airport; and rings the hotel lobby about a forgotten cell phone he would like to recover,thus informing all on his destination : JFK. That doesn't sound like he was in a hurry after having "raped". Maybe after having "consumed"... but that changes the nature of the rapport.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:44 | 1419064 oogs66
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wild that the IMF election got pushed up early.....

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:03 | 1419141 NotApplicable
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Isn't that because DSK resigned?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:49 | 1419070 Cognitive Dissonance
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This guy may be an asshole and he might even be guilty. But wasn't it obvious from the very beginning that the media and the politicians were on a mission to hang this guy from the start. He was prosecuted and found guilty in the press and in public statements by various political powers.

As soon as his IMF replacement is in place the case magically disappears. Why was this suddenly news late last night. Clearly the maid's statements were suspect weeks ago. Are we to believe that this 'shocking development" only became newsworthy in the last 24 hours? 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:48 | 1419084 slaughterer
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DSK was blocking up the Greece bailout.  The PigMen and politicians needed to get rid of him to save the market.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:56 | 1419107 Xibalba
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Just ask yourself....who profits?  

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:56 | 1419104 SmoothCoolSmoke
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So, can we assume D S-K was not playing along with the bankster cabal.... so, "he's got to go".  Sarkozy certainly didn't mind, as he picked up some nice collateral benefit.

I do recall D S-K in the documentary "Inside Job"  (should be on every ZHers must see list IMO) came across as quite critical of the TBTF banks.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:57 | 1419108 PY-129-20
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Yes, we are. What will be newsworthy in the next 24 hours?

Oh cog, this insane world...

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:57 | 1419111 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Which media?  Tarpley said if DSK wanted to have sex, he did not need to rape, because he has money, which is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard considering rape is not about sex, but power.  The French media presumed innocence, since everyone should want to have sex with a short, overweight, psychotic Frenchman.  The US media did give him hell, but that is to be expected because what else is there in the news except judgement and gossip.

This is sure to further the, dare I say, cognitive dissonance of the status quo, since no one knows who to believe anymore:  fascist financiers, or working class chambermaids.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:55 | 1419116 Ghordius
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I agree on him.

Nevertheless, consider that any potential sex-offence is immediately prosecuted with maximum force, and that all courts believe that foreigners will flee unpunished. So the system worked as designed.

That the media love sleazy-sex-scandals! French media was much more balanced on the matter, though.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:10 | 1419149 Cognitive Dissonance
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Foreign nationals as powerful as DSK (was) are regualry handled with kid gloves for alleged offense even worse than this. And I'm not talking about those with diplomatic immunity. It was clear from the start that DSK not only wasn't going to receive special treatment or deference, but he was going to be hammered.

When you see the media act as one with everyone using the same words and phrases right from the start, called talking points in political circles, it is obvious there is an agenda being carried out. Or are we assuming the US still has a free and independent press?

He needed to be removed to push through the Greek bailout. So he was. Mission accomplished.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:16 | 1419184 Ghordius
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OK, this is food for thought. At that time I was more stupefied about how different his media treatment was in Europe vs. in the US, so I did not notice any immediate use of the same talking points. We just had the Julian Assange case which made it a possible cultural shift now that the law in most countries is harder on potential sex offenders

The old deal was an American at the World Bank and an European at the IMF. Your implication was that he was upsetting someone in the US? Most of my French friends think he was set up by Sarkozy. I wonder.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:23 | 1419224 Bay of Pigs
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Goes to show you even people in very high places (like DSK) still have to play ball with their masters.

Globalists pushing their agenda hard now.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:06 | 1419585 e-recep
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It's frightening how well they can puppeteer the law enforcement. Democracy my ass. The DAs and judges are all owned.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:10 | 1419163 anynonmous
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CD do you include ZH et al as "the media", I do find it puzzling that just as magically ZH suggests a moratorium on what ZH refers to has conspiracy theories  LOL  (it appears that the real TD being in the Hamtons left the keys to blog with some intern)

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:15 | 1419182 Cognitive Dissonance
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ZH can be at times very inconsistent in it's positions. Often I am very frustrated by the fact that ZH is very good at shooting itself in the foot. It really would be helpful if there were some editorial comments from Tyler above and beyond the steady stream of articles. But Tyler chooses not to do so. I exercise no control over that just as Tyler exercises no control over what articles and essays I post.

In this case it is what it maddening as that may be.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:37 | 1419245 Ghordius
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I have the impression that ZH tries to shoot every post like a punch: hard & factual. If sometimes a fist is smashed in the wall, well, if it hurts too much then perhaps you should not have joined...

And before you think I'm trying to be nice to Tyler: I do not agree on some of the few positions he takes and I'm not sure if it's not a whole gang of people

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:24 | 1419664 Cognitive Dissonance
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When you've been around here for only four weeks rather than my two years you might not have a clear understanding of ZH's history and metamorphosis. That adds context to my comments that you might be missing.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:43 | 1419276 topcallingtroll
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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:03 | 1420006 bugs_
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Tyler ain't got time to bleed

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:45 | 1419071 alexdg
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Did he empty his desk at the IMF already?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:46 | 1419072 Financial Newbie
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I was in NYC last weekend.

Did a walk-by of the ol' DSKTH ("TH" = townhouse) in TriBeCa and snapped a few shots.  At first I felt like a douchebag for doing it, but then I noticed a lot of other tourists were stopping for pics too.


Guess that doesn't make me any less of a douchebag, but it's easier being a douchebag when you're surrounded by other douchebags.  Perhaps that's why nobody in politics ever feels bad about their profession...

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:06 | 1419152 NotApplicable
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Meanwhile, you were all added to some terrorist watch list. ;-)

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:51 | 1419078 Cdad
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Very useful story for the BlowHorn [CNBC] today to keep Phil LeBeau off air on the subject of the wonderful GM situation.  Although it would be a miracle for Phil to suddenly regain his vision, this might be dangerously shocking to his system.

Criminal syndicate Wall Street bankers had better get to the task of marking up GM shares, chop chop, while DSK has the nation transfixed.  You never know when miracles might suddenly occur.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:55 | 1419096 CrashisOptimistic
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I should like to direct attention to a ZH article (whose link I did not keep) of some weeks ago that discussed how "the IMF" offered to allow Ireland a substantial default as part of its bailout.  The Irish FM was quoted in the article as saying "You have saved Ireland!"  THIS COULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

It was that moment that DSK's takedown was put into motion.  A few months later, presto.

Now that Greece has voted to betray itself, and LaGarde is installed, they seek conscience balm.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:55 | 1419117 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Int'l Bankster = conscience not required; any present a major inconvenience. 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:00 | 1419135 falak pema
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"You have saved Ireland" was what they sang ...until T Geithner as US rep with veto powers vetoed DSK's offer to Ireland, which involved haircuts from banks!

Guess who was pulling the strings for WS...and the Banksta cartel. BTW, Lagarde is Sarko puppy and totally Geithner compatible. WS will love her.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:32 | 1420110 Silvarouvres
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Bingo. They couldn't tolerate this kind of behaviour with the Greece gig coming up "The IMF, which believes that lenders should pay for their stupidity before it has to reach into its pocket, presented the Irish with a plan to haircut €30 billion of unguaranteed bonds by two-thirds on average. Lenihan was overjoyed, according to a source who was there, telling the IMF team: “You are Ireland’s salvation.” The deal was torpedoed from an unexpected direction. At a conference call with the G7 finance ministers, the haircut was vetoed by US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner who, as his payment of $13 billion from government-owned AIG to Goldman Sachs showed, believes that bankers take priority over taxpayers. The only one to speak up for the Irish was UK chancellor George Osborne, but Geithner, as always, got his way."

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:51 | 1419101 Sabibaby
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I thought the IMF was the one with "credibility issues"

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:53 | 1419109 scratch_and_sniff
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Whats the point in keeping him? The deed has been done, his boots have been filled(by a kind, oh so kind motherly figure). No point in him getting pissed and spilling the beans, let him loose to die from shock.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:55 | 1419115 treemagnet
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They bought her off - this was her ticket outta a shitty life, for her, at least this assault paid off.  It'll be interesting to see the HIV status of DSK in the future but hey, its all good.  Move on, nothing to see here.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:14 | 1419154 buzzsaw99
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DSK's family tried to bribe her family within days of the (edit: alleged) assault. I want to know where and when the money came in. He is a scumbag whether he is guilty or not imo.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:25 | 1419222 dwdollar
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She was probably paid to make false claims by DSK's enemies, then she was paid by DSK to drop the charges.  She's set for awhile.

The shenanigans of the Illuminus are better than any soap opera or 'reality' show.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:55 | 1419118 Farcical Aquati...
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Until we start beating them publicly, nothing will change.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:56 | 1419127 firstdivision
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<OT>risk basket vs es update?</OT>

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:09 | 1419174 williambanzai7
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Well whoever they are, they are going to love seeing him as President of France.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:11 | 1419180 anynonmous
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Banzai you may need to update your DSK portfolio

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:22 | 1419177 moonstears
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"...he had won the victory...he loved big brother." Judiciary said: There'll be no more talk of ditching the dollar, and you can enjoy the MET and make sure you see Times square. Silly elites, even they go too far sometimes, but at least they're forgiving of one another, and the pawns who think they're elite, too. And all's right with the world, sigh.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:15 | 1419178 New American Re...
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Money money money money money money money money....  Some people, got to have it,... oh yeahhhh,... some people, it takes their very soullll....   

And that's what we have here, an Edomite that was born into it,... not only the money, but his soul.    That is how they live, it is their way.   Too bad, 350 years ago he might have been burned at the stake,... but then, so would Bill Clinton.  

So did anybody really think this guy would stand trial at his level of power?    The New American Revolution is coming.   Are you ready for the country?, because it's time to go.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:15 | 1419197 Farcical Aquati...
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After this bit of news, I certainly am.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:16 | 1419200 edmondantes
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As soon as Lagarde is named IMF head this case magically becomes much less clear-cut … how utterly unsurprising… what a perfect example of the American lynch mob ‘justice’ system … and soon no doubt it will be confirmed that the story told by the so-called maid was a total fabrication … more likely she offered her services and then shouted raP-e after the fact… as instructed by TPTB

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:16 | 1419201 buzzsaw99
Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:21 | 1419205 Farcical Aquati...
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They were metaphorically fucking us.  Now they're literally allowed to go running around fucking us.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:20 | 1419215 Global Hunter
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When will the prosecutors office be apologizing for the perp walk and then locking him up in a straight jacket and drugging him in a psyche ward?  Because he is innocent until proven guilty right?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:22 | 1419221 Vinny
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What a stupid trend. He wasn't arrested for being a banker, he was arrested because of alleged sexual assault. Anyone recall the ordeal of college rugby team? You might as well bash him because he was  Jew, just as the rugby players were bashed by the media because they were white and the "victim" was black.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:29 | 1419225 plocequ1
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Breaking news from Joe Weisenthal .... The market is up

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:31 | 1419240 optimator
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The only one doing time will be her, for accepting a large chunk of money and not paying tax on it.  If they were going to set up DSK they would have provided a more appealing "bait".

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:38 | 1419258 topcallingtroll
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I think I read yesterday convincing evidence she is involved in monwy laundering and the drug trade, unless her boyfriend is using her identity unknowingly.

She is recorded allegedly saying that the dsk thing could be a moneymaker. I would like to see a verbatim transcript.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:58 | 1419335 The Count
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Anybody else noticing how utterly bizarre and twisted everything has become? Manipulated markets, a president who is a muslim (ask any muslim, if your father was one so is the son, end of story), political correctness gone mad, reality TV which has nothing to do with actual reality, etc etc etc.



Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:06 | 1419395 Spartaguy
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Wonderful! Now DSK is a victim-hero-soon-to-be President of France. Love how these things turn on themselves...


God Bless.

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