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IMF's Lagarde Flat Raided Over French 'Payout' Probe

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In a follow-up to investigations over alleged wrongdoing surrounding a EUR285mm payout by the then French finance minister and now IMF head, The Telegraph reports, Christine Lagarde's Paris flat has been raided. The fresh (if you're an orange) faced IMF Chief, of course, denies any wrongdoing in the case of a huge 2008 compensation payment to businessman supporter of ex-President Sarkozy. On the bright side, at least there were no indiscretions in hotel rooms involved (yet it seems she is following in the strong footsteps of her predecessor DSK - how can we not trust these people?)

 

Via RT,

The Court of Justice of the Republic ordered a probe into the case under the suspicion that Lagarde had committed an abuse of power by releasing the funds to Tapie. The then socialist opposition alleged that Nicolas Sarkozy’s government was rewarding the businessman Tapie for his support during the 2007 elections.

 

Via The Telegraph,

French police raid IMF chief Christine Lagarde's flat in Bernard Tapie probe

 

French authorities have searched the Paris flat of IMF chief Christine Lagarde as part of an investigation into her handling of a 2008 compensation payment to a businessman supporter of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, her lawyer said.

 

Police are investigating claims that Lagarde, when French Finance Minister under Nicolas Sarkozy, acted illegally in approving the €285m arbitration payout to Bernard Tapie.

 

Lagarde denies any wrongdoing.

 

"This search will help uncover the truth, which will contribute to exonerating my client from any criminal wrongdoing," Lagarde's lawyer, Yves Repiquet, told Reuters.

 

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Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:20 | 3351804 SeverinSlade
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Rumor is that the Cyprus bank levy wasn't Socialist enough. 

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:21 | 3351809 Pladizow
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Perhaps Domonic Stauss-Kahn is being hid beneath her bed?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:24 | 3351818 The Juggernaut
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Sadly, they only found double sided dildos and anal beads.  Oh and of course receipts and weird black and white aerial pictures of countries with red "X"'s through them...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:29 | 3351858 azzhatter
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and those belong to Sarko

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:03 | 3351973 Popo
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Oh come on.  It's pretty clear that Christine Lagarde hangs out with Angelo Mozillo.  

...there's an Orange Crush joke in there somewhere...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:05 | 3351985 Pinto Currency
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The IMF coercing Cyprus was a Euro take-down move.

That's a no-no.

Guaranteed to have visitors after that.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:09 | 3352003 Bastiat
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Intriguing comment-please expand.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:21 | 3352028 Pinto Currency
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See ZH and other websites.

The IMF was prime driver of the take from Cyprus bank accounts.

You have fractional reserve banking in the Euro zone - short equation from there.

Also affront to KGB/Russia by attempt to take Russian funds; destabilizing action by IMF.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:25 | 3352069 Bastiat
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What was the IMF up to?  Desperate and dumb?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:06 | 3352443 blu
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Why would the Eurogroup members go along with an IMF gambit to blow up Eurozone fractional reserve banking? Interesting, but I'm not ready to buy.

The explanation that Germany is after a pound of flesh makes more sense, given that Cyprus is essentially a Russian mafia tax haven and base of operations and everyone knows it. I think they were willing to risk a bank run to force Cyprus to go to their Russian masters for operating funds.

Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas, as they say in the old country.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:46 | 3352644 Pinto Currency
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Interesting theory.

Why are the French police going through Christine's dirty panties?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 13:16 | 3352814 blu
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The timing is indeed suspicious.

Let us assume that contrary to expectations the IMF is not welcome at this party.

The IMF is the US and TheFed, afterall, and can be expected to broadly represent US strategic interests abroad. I wonder if the US would have looked with extreme disfavor on the Germans turning petty (in the run-up to German general elections) and going at it hammer-and-tongs with the Cypriots when the Russians are lurking around. We get the sense now that going after savings has forced Cyprus into negotiating with the Russians, who certainly have some interest in Cypriot mineral rights and naval bases. The US State Department is probably having an aneurysm about now.

If the IMF has been behind the scenes the last few days hitting the Germans and French with the idiot stick, then I can see the IMF head having her panties raided as a return favor.

So much conjecture, so little substance.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 14:15 | 3353146 Pinto Currency
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A bit to much of Occam's rubber mallet for me.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 14:16 | 3353154 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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More like a rubber chicken at this point.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 16:44 | 3353929 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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It's fun to pretend that there is some kind of uber-conspiracy behind all this. More likely is that the EU and IMF had no friggin' clue that the actual people might mind having their bank accounts confiscated. I mean these are just absolutely clueless bureaucrats, just take a look at Von Rompoy for example. Do you think he has ANY chance of understanding any of this? Just bumbling bureaucrats just like BenB, sitting there with their textbooks and formulas.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 20:15 | 3354647 Pinto Currency
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Yes that's the MSM story.

And Lagarde had her flat raided because she's a bumbler.

Or she could be an interloper.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:27 | 3352281 Agent P
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I heard they had a baby together and they named him John Boehner.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 17:07 | 3354029 waterhorse
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lol on the orange crush - I was thinking more along the lines of "Agent Orange".  These two lizards and their other good buddies obliterated the economy.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:31 | 3351864 GetZeeGold
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They sent a couple investigators down into the dungeon.....no word from them yet.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:10 | 3352007 resurger
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lol

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:40 | 3351888 aint no fortuna...
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Larry Mother Fucking Fink is bullish on her, that's all you need to know

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:46 | 3352357 Buck Johnson
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No kidding, also it goes to show you that most if not all the EU is a big operation to fleece the countries.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:23 | 3351825 magpie
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does this also mean she is secretly running for president

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:26 | 3351844 GolfHatesMe
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Isnt she speaker of the House?  Can't tell the difference

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:30 | 3351860 azzhatter
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you mean that's a woman?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:56 | 3351940 BandGap
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Queen of the Oooompa Looompas

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:03 | 3351976 Freewheelin Franklin
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No. She's Palpatine in drag.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:19 | 3352041 xtop23
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That was the first thing that came to my mind as well..... TPTB just Strauss-Kahn'd her. Interesting.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:50 | 3352149 JOYFUL
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Non. DSK was in the closet....

that's Inspector Closeau under the bed. Tale of two tails...

it was the best of times, then the worst of times. Dickens, what?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:41 | 3351894 Jayda1850
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Isnt this the same bitch who excoriated all the greeks for not paying taxes? All are equal, except some are more equal than others.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:04 | 3351980 machineh
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Yeah, I'd recognize Timmie anywhere.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:07 | 3351997 myptofvu
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Yep she gave the ole fair share speech and all the while her contract excludes her from having to pay income taxes to any Country.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:12 | 3352015 helping_friendl...
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IMF is a branch under the UN thus LaGarde is not subject to ANY INCOME TAX WHATSOEVER. She has the nerve to complain others are not payin?

I hate that Satanic bitch.

I say we start making holes in people in Congress today!

When will the people in the USA go on strike and start fucking the economy just like they have been by enriching themselves.

No revolution. Just stay home. Everyone stay home for a week in protest and see how the gov't reacts!!!!

No violence! Just don't go to work.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:11 | 3352463 MS7
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Yes, Lagarde basically expressed the view that Greeks were unworthy of sympathy for being unable to obtain life-saving drugs because "they" didn't pay their taxes. That the ones who didn't pay taxes were probably not the ones unable to afford medical care didn't seem to faze her.

From The Guardian, May 25, 2012:

"Asked if she is essentially saying to the Greeks and others in Europe that they have had a nice time and it is now payback time, she responds: 'That's right.'"

Now the powers that be say its your time for payback time, Lagarde, ha, ha, ha!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:47 | 3351900 TWSceptic
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A smart fascist knows that you never just take the depositos. You tax, inflate, borrow, lobby, bailout, steal when no one is looking, but you NEVER make it obvious enough so that the people can see the actual theft. This is just too 'honest theft' for the people's own good.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:08 | 3351929 kridkrid
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wrong spot.  carry on.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:21 | 3351805 insanelysane
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another Rich Socialist.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:21 | 3351807 bank guy in Brussels
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And then there is the sudden 'suiciding' of the lawyer for the famous 'rogue trader' Jérôme Kerviel and defendants in other corporate scandals, lawyer Olivier Metzner, suddenly found dead:

«  His body was found floating off his private island in Brittany.

A note was found at his home and an investigation has been opened, with police treating the case as suicide.

He made his name in a series of high-profile cases, defending the rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, and Vivendi chief Jean-Marie Messier. »

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21823506

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:21 | 3351808 Yellowhoard
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I just peed myself .

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:21 | 3351810 Hulk
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never trust Orange people. Orange people are the real enemy...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:26 | 3351839 Ljoot
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If she and Boehner had a kid, it could get a job as a living traffic cone.

 

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:33 | 3351870 GetZeeGold
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Could go to work for Willy Wonka.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:40 | 3351887 fuu
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<golf clap>

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:22 | 3351814 Frastric
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Hang the wrench!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:52 | 3351926 Banksters
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By the beef flaps.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:22 | 3351821 Dr. No
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Is there a house keeper who claims inappropriate behavior?  It is predictable because it works.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:22 | 3351822 Shizzmoney
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Our countries are run by Champagne Socialists and Fascists.

We deserve what we get.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:53 | 3351931 NotApplicable
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Maybe stop supporting the mass delusion d.b.a. "collectivism," and you'll soon discover there's no such thing as "our" countries.

Criminal cartels well engaged in PR does not a healthy society make. But hey, I guess you deserve what you get for holding such incoherent beliefs.

Good luck with that. (you're gonna need it)

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:23 | 3351828 Lost Wages
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All they found was an old leather handbag with eyes and a mouth holding an IMF paycheck in its hand.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:32 | 3352303 LuckoftheIrish
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Was it her famous Louis Vuitton handbag. I hate that evil bitch.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:24 | 3351829 Ljoot
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How many 'flats' in other countries does the bitch have?

 

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:24 | 3351832 Cdad
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Raid=admire   denies=admits   businessman=envy   French Authorities=daffodils  search=remodel  lawyer=cheese   bright side=dark side  Translation complete....please redraft.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:24 | 3351833 luckylongshot
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A rat in a dress is still a rat.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:25 | 3351835 eclectic syncretist
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Bernanke, you are more worthless than a sack of cattle chips.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:26 | 3351840 TheSilverJournal
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"This search will help uncover the truth, which will contribute to exonerating my client from any criminal wrongdoing," Lagarde's lawyer, Yves Repiquet, told Reuters.

The lawyer should know that a search is not needed to submit evidence for defense.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:26 | 3351846 frenchie
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orange gauche caviar ?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:27 | 3351848 azzhatter
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Wonder if they will report the monogrammed crotchless DSK panties in her drawer

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:28 | 3351852 Cognitive Dissonance
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Powers corrupts. We know this to be a fact.

This is why it is our responsibility to be eternally vigilant. This is a responsibility we cannot delegate, something we have been doing for decades and precisely why we are in this mess today.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:48 | 3351913 LawsofPhysics
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If you understand the bill of rights and constitution, it is more than a responsibility CD.  It is an obligation to act when such tyranny/fascism arises.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:16 | 3352010 Cognitive Dissonance
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Yes, it has comes to that. If "We the People" had accepted our responsibility to be vigilant we would not now be obligated to act against such obvious tyranny and fascism.

<My mom always said.......an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.>

At the risk of sounding like sour grapes, many of the things I worked and protested against during the 70's and 80's have now become reality in the aughts and teens. I was near universally derided and mocked then as we all are now.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:49 | 3351917 autonomos
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Power corrupts. Election is not democratic. Election is aristocratic.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:58 | 3351944 NotApplicable
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And there is no more dangerous and complete form of delegation than the apathetic act known as voting, which is nothing but a complete abandonment of personal responsibility in exchange for some collective Hopium.

After all, it doesn't take a freakin' Einstein to understand the lack of a solution for the equation "power corrupts, so let's go empower others over everyone!"

I think Einstein himself identified this trait as insanity.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:28 | 3351853 digalert
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Why do the French rattle these Technocrat leeches when no other insolvent sovereign has the balls to do so?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:59 | 3351950 GMadScientist
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Because the IMF isn't French?

Go ahead and pretend the gendarmes are on the case, but we know they're not even Clouseau.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:59 | 3351953 NotApplicable
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Don't worry, in time they will all be rattled. (you know, order from chaos)

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:29 | 3351856 toys for tits
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The solid gold vibrator was clue number 1.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:31 | 3351866 little buddy bu...
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here's an ugly bitch who's primed for a lamp post (no, not a sun lamp).

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:32 | 3351867 otto skorzeny
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she has big connections to the Chicago gang that put O in power-Baker and McKenzie-international law firm out of Chicago- kind of says it all

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:33 | 3351871 apberusdisvet
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She represents the double whammy of corruption.  A banker AND a politician.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:34 | 3351873 20-20 Hindsight
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Ugly (orange) as ugly gets!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:35 | 3351876 Jack Sheet
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This means fuck all. How often was Sarkozy investigated and what have been the consequences?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:59 | 3351955 hooligan2009
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or berlusconi...beppe grill has served time for manslaughter...let he who is without guilt stand for parliament? would be a very short (but good?) list?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:39 | 3351886 Van Halen
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Time to clean house. For starters, in the US, there are about 3000 of them controlling 320 million of us. If tomorrow they woke up and saw oh, 5-10 of their comrades swinging from lampposts, how fast do you think things would change?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:50 | 3351920 Van Halen
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I'm curious to know why I got a negative ding. Because I see endless complaining about how bad the banksters, politicians, leaders are. All of them crooks. All of them screwing us in every conceivable way. Then I see the aggreement here that there is nothing that can be done at the ballot box. They don't care about us. They lie, cheat and steal. They get elected and immediately set about removing our rights, taking our money, empowering themselves, and making a fortune.

So, with all that being said, what exactly IS the solution to get things fixed? Because God knows what we have been doing has failed. Utterly.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:58 | 3351945 hooligan2009
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one down arrow is not a sample...don't forget this is an open forum and there are some people who like eating things that leave a slime trail (like a legless lagarde) and the legs of small amphibians with long tongues (like dominatriz strauss-khan)!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:04 | 3351981 NotApplicable
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Dunno about your ding, but the ONLY solution is to walk away, by ever decreasing your dependence upon the predators. Anything else only serves to further empower them over you (as engaging in any political method (including war/revolution) is pro-political stance).

Now, think of how many million are completely dependent and you'll discover how much pain has to occur in order for this brain-fog to be shaken from conventional wisdom.

In the meantime, build real relationships in your community, as that is the only defense.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:05 | 3351983 GMadScientist
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Think really big roach motel. You can't just axe their heads...need to address the systemic problems or you'll just make a vacuum for the next pretender to the throne. Disagree on the ballot box (see below).

Wanna fight the power? Here's what you can do:

Step 1. Vote 3rd party. ANY 3rd party.

Step 2. Take your money out of their banks (find a credit union, stack silver)

Step 3. Don't take on debt.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:22 | 3352051 Van Halen
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Some good points here. And I should clarify by saying that I neither want nor do I expect to see (based on the population demographics in this country) a revolution in this country. I guess the answer is to stop rewarding the undesired behavior. And get off the grid. Thanks, all!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:23 | 3352274 HedgeHammer
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They lie, cheat and steal, blackmail and Murder.

 

There fixed it for you.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 23:35 | 3355599 HedgeHammer
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removed for double posting


Wed, 03/20/2013 - 23:35 | 3355600 HedgeHammer
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They lie, cheat and steal, blackmail and Murder.

 

There fixed it for you.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:10 | 3352457 jldpc
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I applaud your lamppost idea. I raised it several weeks ago, and also received several negative dings. I think those who are opposed to the hanging of the dirtbags are the biggest problemwe have in this country. Why? Because they give cover to the criminals who know that political correctness and the anti-death penalty people will protect them from "real" harm. Look at the ridiculous light penaties given against the big time crooks - steal 500 million get penalized 10 million. And no jail sentences for anyone. So guess who gives the negative dings - the supporters of the bad guys who masquerade as do-gooders. They should be added to the group that needs to be hungn from the lampposts.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:46 | 3351890 moonstears
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Is this a move to hide Ms Lagarde from Boris the Russian Enforcer, who's boss knows she was involved in the Cyprus "save"?? Wasn't she in the press saying "fuck 'em" in French?? Put her in lock up safe from harm?  I Smell a conspiraceeee!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:42 | 3351895 IridiumRebel
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More frustrated by the day.......

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:42 | 3351896 orangegeek
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Europe knows this is meaningless.  Politicians in Europe feeding at the trough is common.  The Europeans love their rules, but they are rarely enforced.

 

It will be good to see Europe collapse financially.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:44 | 3351902 W74
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She looks more like a carrot plucked from the ground a few months ago.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:46 | 3351907 Yen Cross
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     Dude looks like a lady...  Mick Jagger

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:02 | 3351968 helping_friendl...
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"Dude looks like a lady...  Mick Jagger"

 

Wrong! I think you mean Steve Tyler? Aerosmith?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:46 | 3351908 CuriousPasserby
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Fucking corrupt fucking fuckers everywhere!

Of with all their heads!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:47 | 3351910 Skin666
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"This search will help uncover the truth, which will contribute to exonerating my client from any criminal wrongdoing,"

Better get on the last fucking chopper out of Saigon, Christine darling!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

I love the smell of corruption in the morning...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:47 | 3351911 OMG
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Good Lord now they will find her/it's cock ring!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:51 | 3351922 f16hoser
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So, what you're saying is, 285mm is the going rate the IMF-Head is willing to pay for Blow Jobs? If you can't Beat-em / Lick-em!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:53 | 3351930 22winmag
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Who will guard the guards?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:54 | 3351937 ziggy59
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If her "tan" is any indicator of her guilt, shes done!

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:54 | 3351938 azzhatter
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You have to admit there is no way this cunt got to the top by her looks

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:02 | 3351969 El Hosel
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Quick, send in that 90 year old Manhatten Judge. Wee Wee

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:09 | 3351992 falak pema
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this is very Kaiser sozee'ish. We raid the flat 4 years after the deed.

Looking of banana peels? Usual suspects to be rounded up?

Wind n piss, typical left right indignancy both on the same, real hidden agenda! This lady is doing God's work today!

Isn't life wondefully awesome and difficult for our stressed leaders as they do battle with the media so that the semblance of democracy is maintained as facade of civilization. "we are not corrupt, the hand of justice does work as you can see...Yes 4 years later after an arbitration tribunal said he, Mr Tapie, had been stymied by socialist vigilante justice in the first place...Which was true. French justice is like France weather vane symbol  "le coq gaulois", it turns with the wind! 

So a tradition that was born in 1303, when France's first legal eagle captured the Pope in a hijack at Agnani, leading subsequently for his successor to move Papal shop to Avignon, huge french king's victory over the Roman Curia; followed by the famous trumped up trial of the Templars; shows to this day that in matters of STATE, the french judge crawls as lowly in private before the king as he stands tall dressed in his robes broidered with sable before the public. 

RAISON D'ETAT OBLIGE!  Thank you Cardinal Richelieu for making this feudal regal tradition nation state tradition. NApoleon and De Gaulle just followed in his foot steps! 

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:19 | 3352040 shovelhead
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Happy Friday the 13, Jaques.

That's a King who knows how to balance a budget.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:56 | 3352178 Jack Sheet
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Very true. Reminds me more of Inspector Clouseau though.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:13 | 3352020 shovelhead
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Just read at RT.

Chrissy getting her 'corruption fighting merit badge' by trying to steal from Cyprus savers...

gets raided for making payoffs...b..B...BWAHAHA.  This some funny shit.

 

The Euro Zone responds:

"I feel like I'm taking CRAZY PILLS."

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:28 | 3352073 MFLTucson
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First a rapist and now a thief.  What next, a murderer or pedophile?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:37 | 3352106 Canadian Dirtlump
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If George Hamilton and Rachel Maddow had a bastard son, he'd look a lot like madame lagarde. I recall she had some investigarion postponed or stayed when she originally took over for dominique the drillpress. Shocking. A criminal in a prominent position.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:46 | 3352140 ZeroPoint
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France striking back against the IMF? I guess they took down the white flag.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:59 | 3352189 ziggy59
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I think Mr. Putin is calling the shots here.. No pun intended, yet.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:51 | 3352207 monad
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Shakedown. Ve haf vays uff making you valk dees vay... vant to go for un roll un ze hay?

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:10 | 3352222 Herkimer Jerkimer
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Never Believe Anything Until it is Officially Denied!

 

 

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Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:11 | 3352226 ziggy59
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Sinclair - The Next Danger After Putin Crushed IMF In Cyprus
http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/3/20_Si...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:12 | 3352231 Coldfire
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Off with that leathery orange bitch's head.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:25 | 3352278 rsnoble
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Was this a real search or just a "oh look we have to obey the law too" type of thing?  Fucking cunt disorderment.

LOL at the lawyers comment, like the whole fucking thing is setup. Well we didn't find anything she must be innocent.

Fry the fucking bitch in hot oil.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:38 | 3352321 gaoptimize
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It is too bad the "Annoying Orange" guy isn't into financial satire.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:42 | 3352337 KingTut
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If you've been reading Jim Sinclair (KWN), you know the IMF MUST reverse course and baii out the Cyprus banks.  They'll end up looking stupid and loose influence for proposing such a stupid idea in the first place.  But it gets the Russians off thier backs, and keeps the other countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy etc)  from freaking out totally. Pretneding "it was all a little mistake and everything is fine"  'is the only option they have.  But having Lagarde go down in the middle of this is a total disaster.  Somebody is trying to throw a major monkey wrench into recovery, with the intended outcome the collapse of the EU. The IMF is an instrument of US foreign policy, so this is getting ugly.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:42 | 3352338 lemarche
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OLIGARCHY IN FULL FORCE ! PAYMENTS UNDER THE TABLE AND OFF I GO TO HEAD THE IMF... "BECAUSE I AM WORTH IT"...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 20:52 | 3354924 Mark Urbo
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She belongs in prison - long list of dirty deeds in her ladder climb to the IMF.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:12 | 3352469 citizen2084
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Stupid wench - didnt think the Russians could get at her with her own govt stooges... It has been almost three decades since the USSR crumbled.  People in the west better quit underestimating the Ruskies.  

Everyone that had a hand in the Russian Rip Off AKA:Cyrpus bail-in should watch their backs.

 

peAce 

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 14:27 | 3353207 Bam_Man
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Mary Jo White makes her look hot.

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