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Strauss-Kahn Court Appearance Delayed Until Monday; DSK "Tired But Fine"

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Minutes ago the IMF announced that it has postponed its informal crisis meeting which was supposed to take place this evening, following the rapidly changing situation in New York, where it was just announced that DSK's court arraignment would be delayed until tomorrow, in order for him to undergo a physical examination checking for scratches and other DNA evidence from the accuser.

From the AP:

An arraignment expected Sunday night was postponed until Monday. Strauss-Kahn's lawyer William Taylor said testing for evidence delayed the arraignment.

"Our client willingly consented to a scientific and forensic examination," Taylor said. Strauss-Kahn is "tired, but he's fine."

The IMF, which plays a key role in efforts to control the European debt crisis, named an acting leader and said it remains "fully functioning and operational" despite Saturday's arrest of its managing director.

A second lawyer for Strauss-Kahn, Benjamin Brafman, told The Associated Press that his client will plead not guilty. He and another lawyer went in and out of the Harlem police precinct where Strauss-Kahn was being held early Sunday afternoon, and declined to answer reporters' questions until the arraignment.

"He intends to vigorously defend these charges and he denies any wrongdoing," Brafman said Sunday night.

And some more from AP:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in his home country.

Police said the maid picked Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup. Unless the charges are quickly dropped, they could destroy his chances in a presidential race that is just starting to heat up.

A member of France's Socialist party, Strauss-Kahn was widely considered the strongest potential challenger next year to President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose political fortunes have been flagging.

"At the top of the polls," Strauss-Kahn tweeted proudly in French last December, linking an article that showed him ahead in opinion polls when French voters were asked whom they would choose in a primary. At a soccer game in a Washington suburb last September, he, his wife and others were seen wearing T-shirts that read, "Yes we Kahn," a play on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign slogan, "Yes we can."

Strauss-Kahn also noted that he trailed only Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on a list of 100 "global thinkers" compiled last November by Foreign Policy magazine. Strauss-Kahn was cited for his "steely vision at a moment of crisis" — for convincing Germany to help bail out Greece's debt-laden government, and for helping to put the brakes on defaults in Hungary, Pakistan and Ukraine.

The arrest could throw the long-divided Socialists back into disarray about who they could present as Sarkozy's opponent. Even some of his adversaries were stunned.

"It's totally hallucinating. If it is true, this would be a historic moment, but in the negative sense, for French political life," said Dominique Paille, a political rival to Strauss-Kahn on the center right, on BFM television. Still, he urged, "I hope that everyone respects the presumption of innocence. I cannot manage to believe this affair."

Candidates need to announce their intentions this summer to run in fall primary elections.

"If he's cleared, he could return — but if he is let off only after four or five months, he won't be able to run" because the campaign will be too far along, said Jerome Fourquet of the IFOP polling agency.

"I think his political career is over," Philippe Martinat, who wrote a book called "DSK-Sarkozy: The Duel," told The Associated Press. "Behind him he has other affairs ... I don't see very well how he can pick himself back up."

Strauss-Kahn is known as DSK in France, but media there also have dubbed him "the great seducer." His reputation as a charmer of women has not hurt his career in France, where politicians' private lives traditionally come under less scrutiny than in the United States.

In 2008, Strauss-Kahn was briefly investigated over whether he had an improper relationship with a subordinate female employee. The IMF board found that the relationship was consensual, but called his actions "regrettable" and said they "reflected a serious error of judgment."

Strauss-Kahn issued an apology, writing in an email to IMF staff that he showed poor judgment but didn't abuse his position.

The sexual assault allegations come amid French media reports about Strauss-Kahn's lifestyle, including luxury cars and suits, that some have dubbed a smear campaign. Some French raised suspicions about the sexual assault case as well.

"Perhaps this affair will unravel very quickly, if we learn that there is in the end no serious charge and that what was said by this woman was not true, and we all wish for this," former Socialist Party boss Francois Hollande said on Canal-Plus television. "To commit an act of such seriousness, this does not resemble the man I know."

At La Rotonde, a cafe on Paris' Left Bank, psychiatrist Sylvie Etienne said Strauss-Kahn's alleged behavior is very sad because he had had a "great chance" of becoming president. Her daughter, high school literature teacher Stephanie Plou, said it was probably for the best.

"This had to come out one day. Better now than when he's president," she said.

And for those concerned about DSK's well being now that he is relegated from a $3,000 a night room to a metal cot in a Harlem cell, his lawyer said that "He's tired but he's fine." Presumably this means that DSK does not have to consult with a physician as an erection longer than 4 hours has failed to materialize.

Incidentally, those who wish to check if Harlem PD has wifi and DSK still is in possession of his Blackberry, and was twitter (and yes, there is another pun in there somewhere) access, may do so via his official twitter account: @D_strauss_kahn

 


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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:52 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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bs. they could meet w/o him.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:52 | Link to Comment Bob
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Something tells me they are--the agenda was changed, however.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:20 | Link to Comment CPL
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He was "Assange"d.  This is going to get weirder and weirder.  Monkey's in the nuthouse are starting to eat each other alive.  Bet Soros gets nailed next with "something".

 

Anyone have thoughts on the future blue blood dead pool coming up?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:44 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.

Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving around.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:37 | Link to Comment CPL
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ummm...If I had a rocket launcher I'd make the bastards pay.

 

Although the Cohen lyrics are pretty close to the spot.  When he write that late 60's..70's?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:46 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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I'm conflicted here CPL.

Occam's Razor (simplest solution = the most likely) says DSK guilty as charged.  Because he's truly evil (looks like).

On the other hand, if it is a set-up, and George Soros were to be next, well, uh...  That would be OK too.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:52 | Link to Comment Id fight Gandhi
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Simplest explanation is best. Most people in law enforcement and likely the judicial system haven't a clue who this guy is or even what the IMF is or why it's important.

He left his cell phone behind which had his special people numbers to call to bail him out before shtf.

If he made out of the country we wouldn't have heard of this.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:26 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Sorry to nitpick, but Occam's Razor is completely useless for any analysis.  Often, the "simplest solution" is a matter of opinion.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:32 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, OK, re complete analysis re crimes, etc.

But, statistically speaking, it is a GREAT place to start.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:58 | Link to Comment CPL
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I wouldn't care if they stuck the man on a pike and set him on fire.  Just weird.  Yesterday he's telling everyone to run for it and we're all hosed.  Today he's a 50 year old man that probably requires pills to provide a functional pecker...to get a blow job from housekeeping services.  Instead of expensing a hooker like any other normal bureaucrat...

And...get this...in New York City, he couldn't find a hooker?  I've lived in NYC during dot.com.  Hookers are as rare as broken glass in a parking lot.  Villiage voice, craigslist, kijiji massage services, every second street corner...hell, even the hotel staff act as pimps for the more expensive hotels there.

So what?  He pops a pill, waits for mr winky, then has a sword fight in the maids mouth.  Just strikes me as silly and made up.  However, doesn't matter, he lay with lions and he's getting eaten alive right now.  Fuck'im. 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:45 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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not to mention he's over sixty and a committed zionist (mix of sephardic and ashkenazi). 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 02:30 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
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I specialize in sticking people on pikes and setting them on fire.  May I do the honors?

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 05:21 | Link to Comment PY-129-20
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Please, go on Vlad! To commemorate this event, I'll bring my Panther Panzer.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 08:39 | Link to Comment CPL
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http://www.myfacewhen.net/view/55-oh-you

 

Knock yourself out tiger.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:22 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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Soros set it up so he could make a killing on all those dollar shorts the sheep put out there to harvest, besides he's made of Teflon.

Mossad to SDK: "We've set up that fantasy visit we discussed earlier. The hooker will come dressed as a maid at noon just before your flight. No, no it was our pleasure to do this for you, enjoy"

Mossad to hotel: "Could you send a maid up Mr. Straus-Khan's room at noon? Thank you very much"

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:46 | Link to Comment CPL
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Maybe...all they'd need to do is drop a tonne of coke on one of his yachts, claim the money he made is drug money and drop him in a Mexican prison for all the rape and gruel he could stand.

ORI mentioned that it's happening in India with a disturbing frequency, the Pakistani newspapers are mentioning crap about CIA plants in the terrorist cell groups, Russia has been busy digging up bodies as well.  Everyone has been very busy around the world getting into position for something.  Although I couldn't begin to tell you what it is.   Anyone caught telling the remotest piece of "truthiness" is vapourized quickly and pushed into a corner.

 

ricefarmer.blogspot.com is a great site for ignored page 30 stories that appear disconnected until you start to read all the clipping this guy gets.  It paints a rather disturbing picture the world over.  I picked Soros because he's not as much as a Golden boy as his PR let's on, lots of governments aren't very happy with his right now.  The Chinese would like to see him in that Mexican prison fantasy for vapourizing a significant portion of their debt holdings.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:44 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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why the mossad?  he's a friend of israel.

Tue, 05/17/2011 - 09:58 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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I'm not trying to paint a real picture here, just using a generic bad guy Soros and the baddest of bad guy black ops groups. Any resemblance to what really happened would be coincidendal but the fishy nature of the situation makes me think someone did something.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:25 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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CPL, it definitely looks like the muck is being cleaned from the inside now.

I think they want all the powerful people to be looking over their shoulders, following orders, marching in step.

Anyone in a seat/place of power today (probably ever or at least for a long time) has a bunch of skeletons in their cupboards.

it's happening here in India too. 

If you tie it all in, it starts to look like a co-ordinated take-down.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/the-times-they-are-a-changinggggg/

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:36 | Link to Comment CPL
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I've been reading about that for the last five months.  Oddly it's a keyword combo of government and conspiracy.  50/50 most of the times between bloggers complaining that their tin foil hats are itchy and Indian/Taiwan/Russian newspapers discussing high level "hooker" actions.

Just struck me as odd, the IMF knuckle head has no love from me but at what point in time does any man in his fifties that more than likely needs a little blue pill to make it work decide to jump the dumpy maid for a blow job?  He would, like any asshole working on the top end of things, call a $1000 dollar an hour hooker and expense her under his agency's form under office supplies like anyother asshole in that position.

Same goes double for Assange, they used his public character like toliet paper while he was hiding out after dumping some truth out there.  Now we have a guy IN CHARGE of massive bailouts talking about "run for the fucking hills people, they are all lying sacks of shit and something bad is going to happen".  Then he gets caught with a maid 24 hours later.

Weird, weird, weird...and retarded...and what we are watching is the actors on the world's stage go full retard.  Appearently one should never go full retard.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:55 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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in 2007 he was accused (charges not pressed) by the journalist tristane banon of attempting to rape her in 2002, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Strauss-Kahn

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:52 | Link to Comment CD
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 talking about "run for the fucking hills people, they are all lying sacks of shit and something bad is going to happen"

Could you refer to a specific statement/story - are you talking about his assertion that contagion risk for core EU and E. Europe is very much a clear and present danger, or something more specific?

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 06:16 | Link to Comment CPL
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His usual chicken little contagion horseshit...like people didn't know they were spending more than they had...for 50 years.  It snuck up on them and jumped on them from a bush, and like a bad zombie flick, infected zombie BaNkS!

Oh well, on with the show.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 09:18 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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Can you please elaborate or provide a quote:

 

Now we have a guy IN CHARGE of massive bailouts talking about "run for the fucking hills people, they are all lying sacks of shit and something bad is going to happen". 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 06:41 | Link to Comment rufusbird
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ORI, your comment; "it definitely looks like the muck is being cleaned from the inside now."

I feel the same thing. Two weeks ago I told someone that the administration seems to be firing on all cylinders...we had the same discussion last week, and now your comments. Anyone who opposes the currents goals of the white house is getting shoved out of the way. Somebody ate their spinich.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Rufus, sure looks that way from where i sit/stand/write.

Only Yay-sayers will be left standing. Into the dust-bin with the rest.

But something is getting ready to blow, no pun intended.

Whut?

ORI

 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:25 | Link to Comment Milton Waddams
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Dude called for and was expecting a hooker dressed as a 'french maid' for a quick blow before an international flight and instead confused the real maid for a hooker.  The alarming part is his alleged aggression.  Idiot is probably into domination if not rape fantasies and thought it was part of the package he bought.  Yet another semi-evolved chimpanzee at the highest reaches of power.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:54 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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chimps resent that.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 02:39 | Link to Comment Island_Dweller
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Dude called for and was expecting a hooker dressed as a 'french maid' for a quick blow before an international flight and instead confused the real maid for a hooker.

 

You know, that is the first thing I thought of, but there's one major problem with this theory.  A hooker would show up in some french maid outfit (like you said).  I suspect that the Sofitel hotel maids don't where french maid outfits (even for the suites).  She would have been wearing a boring old hotel maid outfit; there's no way he confused her for a hooker; No way!

 

Anyone have a photo of a Sofitel maid outfit?  I bet it isn't anything special.

 

 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 06:44 | Link to Comment rufusbird
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Considering the number of people who claimed it was out of character for him (others claimed it was in character) I lean toward the "too much of 'something' went up his nose" and he had an uncontrolable urge...given his well described strong drives...

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 08:45 | Link to Comment CPL
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Captain caveman?  (Coke, Ritalin and viagra chaser)

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 04:43 | Link to Comment Blue Vervain
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"I think his political career is over," Philippe Martinat, who wrote a book called "DSK-Sarkozy: The Duel," told The Associated Press. "Behind him he has other affairs ... I don't see very well how he can pick himself back up."

 

Interesting that abduction and oral rape are classified as "affairs" by his biographer (and in media analysis). They keep bringing up the liaison's of "the Great Seducer" as if they are on a par with his priapic rampage.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 08:53 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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Oh come on, I think there have been enough different allegations with this guy to not just dismiss this latest allegation as a conspiracy. For your conspiracy theory to work, they had to select a Mexican housekeeper and train her enough to be able to pick DSK out of a line-up. And why was DSK rushing to the airport so urgently that day? You are exactly what our feudal lords want - sheeple who have been conditioned to knee-jerk every allegation against them as a conspiracy.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:20 | Link to Comment G-R-U-N-T
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The Strauss-Kahn perversions coincide with monetary policy.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:56 | Link to Comment Bob
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dup

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:04 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Sorry that may have been me I was ust hammering the data base looking for an old article by Gordon Ghecko called "Get. Gold. Now." if you or anyone book marked it I would be much obliged.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment JohnG
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It's about 6-8 months old.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:22 | Link to Comment CPL
Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:41 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Thanks again.

I have an old client, literally, that needs to pass much cash to his sons.

I can do this in gold with no tax consequences.

He is of mind to read this, and my hope is that he will recognize the opportunity that is open.

Thank you.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:48 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Buy. Gold. Now.

Come back to us Gordon_Gekko...

Having physical gold allows things, like how to avoid being robbed by the BitchElites.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:15 | Link to Comment JohnG
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And yes.  Everyone.  Have a yard sale.

Including the house.

Sell it ALL.  No storage, SELL IT.

Rent.  Sucks I know.  Won't be for long....

And get gold now.  Right now.  Now.

As much as you can get.

imho.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:21 | Link to Comment JohnG
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I did.

80% PM's, short T's at this point.

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Thank you very much sir.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:30 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Great articale I would reccomend everyone to re-read it now.

Explains many things.  And will help your clients.

Yes my speling sucks necause of the scothch, my wife bout be a nice bottle for my bu=rthday.

Yay!

 :)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:54 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Happy Birthday, Sir!

I am working my way through a "Death After Midnight":

1 part absinthe

4 parts raspberry vodka

straight out of the freezer....

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:04 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Laprhoigh!!!!!\

Spelling is axprocimat!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:54 | Link to Comment Bob
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dup

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:54 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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so the eur/usd going to trade off one guy in a ny tank? bizarre

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:39 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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Wall Street in charge of the IMF in the form of John Lipsky.  "The hits keep coming."  They own Washington--they've got Japan by the balls via Fukushima--the euro land via Greece et al bleeding Germany dry--and now all the gold in the form of the IMF.  The only thing left is the World Bank "and the victory is absolutely total."  i do agree "looks like a lower opening on Monday."  Ya' got me there!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:55 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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It was a brilliant stroke.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:07 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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John Lipsky, former Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank.

How fortunate for the JPMorgue...

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:36 | Link to Comment knukles
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"IMF announced that it has postponed its informal crisis meeting which was supposed to take place this evening"

Originally billed as an emergency meeting less than a day ago, it has since been downgraded to informal, awaiting the more formal pretend meeting to be rescheduled subsequent to the previous non-solutions and hype circulated after the last formal emergency meeting which had likewise as all prior formal and informal meetings prior thereto, solved the real but understated as not so big and if we just ignore it it'll probably go away series of meetings.

In an effort to further stabilize the IMF's international stability fund, Silvo Berlusconi has been appointed to temporarily assume the part time duty as ethics advisor to successor Lipsky, filling in temporarily until Lloyd Blankfien is able to assume responsibilities, leading the organization in new and diverse directions, including the assumption of all of God's Work. 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 06:28 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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Viagra Bitchez!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:56 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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Baloney sandwiches au grautin courtesy of the ham-fisted lunch lady at the County Jail...eat it up newbee

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:54 | Link to Comment dognamedabu
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Pepe Le Pew must be proud.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:56 | Link to Comment Muir
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"Strauss-Kahn was cited for his "steely vision at a moment of crisis" — for convincing Germany to help bail out Greece's debt-laden government, and for helping to put the brakes on defaults in Hungary, Pakistan and Ukraine."

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:38 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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He's a rape expert all right.  Or is it "expert at rape?"  And "I think it's the nation of Hungry" not Hungary anymore.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:26 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Pleae never change uour avatar.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:58 | Link to Comment RobotTrader
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Since this guy is one of the top-ranked Plutocrats among TPTB, I'm guessing that he is going to get off with a fine and some community service.

No jail time.

Just watch.  The PigMen take care of their own, especially in matters as "unimportant" as sexual misconduct.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:03 | Link to Comment Narcolepzzzzzz
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If the PigMen took care of their own, we wouldn't have heard of this story in the first place.

DSK is finished.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:53 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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I go with Narco here.

AMF DSK.  Could not have happened to a worse Shi'ite head.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:51 | Link to Comment knukles
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No shit.  Like it's none other than Dr. Freud speaking volumes.... being held in the NYPD Harlem lockup. 
Talk about being cut loose, used as an example, shilled, sold down the river, had the proverbial dime dropped, meant as an example, screwed, revenge is best when even your mother disclaims your ass, pilloried in public, tared and feathered, run out of town on a pole, fed to the lions, sent to Elba, excommunicated, burnt at the stake, pushed off the bridge, run over, dismissed, summarily dismissed, with prejudice, sent home, sent to sit in the corner, caned, spanked, beaten, knocked the piss out of, hung, drawn, quartered, made fun of and ignored.  Nobody came to your party, everybody forgot your birthday, nobody cares, pariah, removed from the Rolodex, delisted, disentangled, dethroned, diminished, finished, forgotten, damaged goods, no references, misquoted, misunderstood and just plain victim. 

The dude is being screwed by TPTB, big fucking time.

 

 Talk about getting a message across, like STFU Dom and maybe you'll see gay Parrie at some future date. 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 02:53 | Link to Comment willmont
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Thrown under the bus, stabbed in the back....

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:49 | Link to Comment Id fight Gandhi
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fled leaving his cell Phone filled with all the contacts he could call who could make it all disappear. So he had to be treated like a *cough* regular person.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:47 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"for all intents and purposes" as they say.  "of course he's done."  if he wins the French Presidency it's even worse.  the guy is a total wacko.  forget the euro--this has always been about the European Union and "all the favors the IMF bestows upon it."  I say "caput" to all that now.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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The fact that the entirety of the US mainstream media has pounced on this story and pretty much declared him guilty is the main reason for me to think there is more to this story.

Let's face it...how often is the MSM right?

I have a feeling the wheels will be coning off of this story pretty soon...but DSK's political career is toast. Mission accomplished?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment trav7777
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you'd have me believe that the man turned against his own clan and so he needed to be "removed"?  The ties between these banksters are deeper than professional, ok?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:26 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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yet he has, at least according to some, done precisely that recently...broken ranks.

As with everything...ask: Cui Bono.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28103.htm

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 06:18 | Link to Comment Husk-Erzulie
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Stellar linky Alien, TY :~^

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 07:14 | Link to Comment rufusbird
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Thanks for the link, AIQ, I was looking for that....

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:17 | Link to Comment aka_ces
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Yes.  If this is an intra-mob feud, I wonder what he did / was about to do ?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:31 | Link to Comment Cursive
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@aka_ces

This only makes sense as an intra-mob fued.  Forget about whether he did it or not, no way this story makes it to the NYPD unless DSK is on the outs with someone in power.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:41 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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Has it been explained how the cops knew he was on a flight to Paris?  It's likely to be one of the first things they would ordinarily check but I haven't heard anything about it.  This maid had better have a squeaky clean past or everything she ever since anything she's ever done will be aired in public.  The threat of that plus a big fat check may keep her from pressing charges.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:01 | Link to Comment wisefool
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I am thinking the guy took a limo service, likely arranged by the hotel. No? Or atleast a door man helped him into a cab.

She tells the manager, the manager checks with the doorman/limo service. One of them calls NYPD. This is not a case of some drunken starlet screaming she was abused by her drunken movie star roommate. This woman was one of thier own...

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:07 | Link to Comment nastybrutishandshort
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most definitely, for sure, he even retained Puffy Combs' lawyer

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:29 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Sarkozy.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:50 | Link to Comment aka_ces
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[my "yes" was not sarcastic -- intra-mob feud seems highly plausible, but I don't see basis for certainty, not yet]

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment New Survivalist
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Phew! Good to know he is doing fine.

 

 

 

Bastard.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:55 | Link to Comment knukles
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Making him feel at home, in the Harlem lock up he'll not need deodorant.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:10 | Link to Comment Havana White
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"Unless the charges are dropped." Will she take the money? Will the DNA results be released regardless, as it's a criminal case?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:11 | Link to Comment Number 156
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He will walk, just as sure as the Lockerbie bomber walked.

They will trade him for some sweet deal just like the way the Lockerbie bomber was traded so BP could could land some Libyan oil deal.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:20 | Link to Comment Havana White
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"No jail time." - Robo... Yes, there'll be jail time and plenty of it if the woman sticks to her accusation and the facts bear it out. Whole 'nother ballgame than white collar crime. The peeps unite behind this kind of crime, a force far stronger than the capabilities of a connected cabal... if she refuses the money.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:07 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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+++++

WE, the under 99.5% crowd, the peeps, UNITE behind a RAPE of a maid in a hotel...

May he ROT in NY state jail if she sticks to her guns.  The Elites cannot (will not?) help scuzzbag DSK.

...

I hope that SHE has a good lawyer as well.  HEY, YO!  Volunteer lawyers up there in NYC please help this woman!!!  This would be  GREAT time to do some pro-bono work....

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:04 | Link to Comment knukles
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Agreed.
This is more than a perfect set up as they prosecute one of their own to show that they are not above the law.  In fact, inflate the case to Epic Fucking Proportions, engage the Perceptions Management team, TPTB enforce the laws, nobody may escape, justice for all, equality, fraternity, whathefuck ever.

Oh no.  This is going to be one humongoloid side show in the absolute tradition of Bernays.  He is going to be used and abused to distract the public from the real theft and manipulations via his personal defamation.

Watch closely grasshoppers, for something else exceedingly large is being pushed off, no is sliding past, sneaking under the bar,being relegated to third place on the front pages to make room for this circus.

This is a Side Show, a Distraction.

 

In fact, a Mere Token one of their own of the bankster class.  Nothing more.
DSK does not likely engage in the distribution of significant campaign contributions.  DSK at the IMF is supposed to be a cheer leader, low profile, respectable man of character.  Is Mr. Lipsky anything more, really than another Timmah with respect to malleability of TPTB?

Fits all around as a coup of Epic Proportions.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:25 | Link to Comment JR
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Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Havana White
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"Against" this kind of crime, should say.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:30 | Link to Comment LoneStarHog
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Erection? ... He's French ... How the hell would you tell when that LITTLE thing is erect or not?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:30 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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A "global thinker"?

If forcing a maid into forced oral sex is global thinking poach me.

Wait...I'm already being poached by Strauss-Kahn and his ilk...too bad she didn't bite that wankers wanker off...or take a nut or two...

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:45 | Link to Comment wisefool
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Many folks are expressing this sentiment. Not sure if it is in jest or not.

If she actually did seriously injure the man, how would that story tell? She would be accused of a counter crime. Her picture would be all over the media. They'd have some reporter like in die hard at her house threatening to deport her housekeeper, and drum up some late credit card payments and say she was seeking revenge against the banking cartels. Ambushed the dude in the shower like feral beast. And/Or that she was indeed some type of super spy doing wet work.

This is why sexual assault is one of the absolute most evil things in the world, second only to child abuse. Because the victum is screwed on so many different levels.

But if you and the other folks are joking, I'd prefer the futurama type of levity, on that amazonian planet where the women run the show and decide when there is going to be snoo-snoo. Unless a male is injected with viagra, or is sodomized, it is very difficult for a female to rape a male.

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:51 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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I hear you.

Males who are raped by escaped female convicts get erections even though enotionally they are against the idea.

Women's bodies have similar reactions, and when you combine the threat of physical violence the line between aquiescence and violation blur.

Anyone willing to report rape is either a true victim or afraid of the truth getting out.

In this case it is hard for me to imagine that Strauss-Kahn is a victim or that the maid is an operative.

Time will tell...

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:34 | Link to Comment JohnG
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You are right.

My question from the beginning..."Was there a weapon involved."

This is a crucial point.

The answer to that will clear things up a bit.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:43 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Plus, and I asked my wife, if unwilling: take a chomp.

Unless there was a weapon involved...and she wanted to live.

 

 

Sorry, this is a sore point my sister was brutally raped but I got that SOB.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:36 | Link to Comment What_Me_Worry
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He just wanted to give her the tip.  

(Yes, rape is not funny.  I just thought of the whole thing happening to the Benny Hill music with him running down the hotel hallway.)

Picture of DSK when he saw the police board his plane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg&feature=related

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:56 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Benny Hill - classic, loved that show...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:48 | Link to Comment FischerBlack
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Raping the free world and chambermaids *is* tiring. But I'm glad he feels fine. My heart goes out to him during this difficult time. I mean, think of the (many, illegitimate) children. 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:31 | Link to Comment SheHunter
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He'll tell the court he was just letting off a little steam and no harm no foul, that's what women are made for and what is she whining about anyway.  Or he'll have one of his honchos deliver a bag of bribe cash to drop charges.  If, if only she just says 'screw you old fart no buy-out, we're going to court and here's MY forensic showing your slimy cum all over my face'.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:50 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Kahn thought it no big deal to force a chamber maid to perform fellatio on him, as the IMF sodomizes (and is now sodomizing many European Nations) 'sovereigns' with incredible regularity.

 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:17 | Link to Comment stateside
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selling gold to cover bail LOL:

 

IMF to sell gold to raise bail for Strauss-Kahn Section:

By Ben Dover
Financial Crimes, London
Sunday, May 15, 2011

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/415d008c-7e97-11e0-9e98-00144feabdc0.html

WASHINGTON -- After an emergency meeting of its Board of Governors on Sunday afternoon, the International Monetary Fund announced that it would sell gold to raise bail for its managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, charged Saturday with raping a hotel chambermaid in New York.

The IMF's first deputy managing director, John Lipsky, taking over while Strauss-Kahn was held in a lockup in Harlem pending a court appearance, defended his boss. "The maid was Argentinian," Lipsky said, "and you know how those people are about repaying their international loans. Dominique probably couldn't help it. Force of habit, you know."

Lipsky would not quantify the IMF's new gold sale but he said it would be enough both to obtain the release of Strauss-Kahn and "to ensure orderly transactions in gold, the dollar, the euro, the pound, the yuan, the Swedish krona, the Brazilian real, the South African rand, the Mexican and Argentine pesos, the Mongolian tugrik, and any other currencies in which an actual market might threaten to break out."

Gold in Asia fell more than $5 to $1,489.20.


Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:27 | Link to Comment SheHunter
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..."Presumably this means that DSK does not have to consult with a physician as an erection longer than 4 hours has failed to materialize..."

Tyler, I don't know if you wrote this or someone else did but that line is the best I've seen for awhile.  Cheers.  Home brewed vino this eve.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:26 | Link to Comment aka_ces
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well, it's fiat, fractional reserve, after all.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:26 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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Throw him in with the bull queers for the week.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:52 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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I find it kind of ironic that for a website like ZH where so many of the comments are about the demand for justice and an end to rabid criminality and abuse...that so many of the comments on this issue seem perfectly content to toss him in jail and castrate him...without need for evidence or trial.

it's funny...in a sad sort of way.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 02:57 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
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Hitler and bin Laden didn't get a trial...are we supposed to wring our hands and feel sorry for them too?  I see your point here but the wanton criminality of this man and his organization have been spread over the pages of every newspaper and blog for the better part of a decade.  Guilty or not of this particular rape charge, I think Homer Simpson would say something about a come-uppance.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 03:01 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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I don't want him castrated, just return the favor for the general rape the IMF does to small countries every day.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:59 | Link to Comment JohnG
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ChumbaWamba, please weigh in.

Give us the gist.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:03 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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"Yes We Con"

From The Great Seducer to his soon to be announced new prisoner handle Le Punk Derriere Beetch

There's some change I can believe in.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 02:26 | Link to Comment Akrunner907
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So where was DSK's security detail???

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 03:01 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
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Busy with their own maids.  <sarc>

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 03:14 | Link to Comment samlowrey
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$3000 / night!!!!!!!!!!  That mother fucker has balls!!!!

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 04:32 | Link to Comment uhb
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Well, 9/10 points for the NYPD. Now, if they put him into a cell with some real badass mofos, they get the missing point ;)

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 06:59 | Link to Comment goldinpenguin
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His lawyer has represented Puff daddy and Plaxi!

 

I think his court appearance was delayed from Sunday to Monday to give Khan's lawyer more time to try and buy off the victim, an African immigrant.

Mr. Brafman, a prominent New York criminal lawyer, has represented the hip-hop impresario Sean Combs, the Manhattan jeweler Jacob Arabov and Plaxico Burress, the New York Giants wide receiver.

 

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 07:39 | Link to Comment New American Re...
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Major Edomite, married to a Sinclair, and she's backin' his play to get him out of a jam she knows he's guilty of, or thinks he's just dumb enough to have let himself be set-up?   Anyway, he's screwed, which yes, tells you something else very big is going on in this world right now.

"It's all adding up to something,... something that can only be destroyed by FIRE!" - Pete Townsend

Tue, 05/17/2011 - 08:00 | Link to Comment Fíréan
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There'a more specualtion on these comments pages than you'll ever find in the commodities markets. No doubt the trend will change according to the next Main Stream Media output.

Know one knows anything, very limited source of facts available, yet they all ASSume everything : that  the accused to be guilty before proven otherwise.  And yet  the general concensus on this website is that the readership is more aware then the, so called, "sheeple".

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