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Is the Head of the IMF a Sex Criminal?

 
 
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 11:50 am
@BillRM,
Only one more dropped case to go and then it will be time for a victory lap aound the brothels of Europe...I don't expect that he will continue on to America though......
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 02:57 pm
@hawkeye10,
I shouldn't think he will be the only one to give the US the go-by.

Being at the mercy of immigrant maids in a $3000 a night hotel is not everybody's cup of tea.
BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 03:16 pm
@spendius,
Quote:
Being at the mercy of immigrant maids in a $3000 a night hotel is not everybody's cup of tea.


I would love to know if this matter had impacted the hotel bookings as if I was a high roller and large target at the very least I would avoid that chain of high end hotels.
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 05:23 pm
@BillRM,
I would avoid anywhere that Cyrus Vance Jnr is in charge of upholding the rule of law. If I was handcuffed to an Archbishop I might risk it if there were good enough reasons.
BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2011 06:40 pm
@spendius,
Vance is hardly the only concern.

Males are targets everywhere in the world and Vance were not in charge in Durham, North Carolina when the word of a dancer/hooker/part time college student was enough to turn three young men lives upside down for months on end.

People like Firefly and a large percent of Prosecutors love stories of evil and well off white men raping poor black women of the working class.

Hell I remember being happy that my wife was in the hotel room with me when the maid show up in Cancun to replace towels last month.



spendius
 
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Reply Sat 22 Oct, 2011 04:09 am
@BillRM,
What women should remember Bill is that if enough of this stuff goes on to become intolerable we will do what Islam does with them. I presume Islam does what it does for that very reason.

It would be silly to think Islam operates seclusion of women out of male bloody-mindedness.

Last night's Coronation Street was interesting in this regard. It would take too long to describe though. Maybe you can catch it somewhere.

Most people don't know that Corrie goes about ten times faster than Shakespeare. But you need Shakespeare to appreciate that.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Tue 22 Nov, 2011 04:01 pm
http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=688314&vId=

DSK to sue media, Sarkozy aide
Updated: 07:02, Wednesday November 23, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife are suing a top aide of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and several media outlets over reports linking him to a prostitution probe, their lawyers say.

The disgraced former IMF chief and his multi-millionaire wife Anne Sinclair claim their right to privacy has been breached - an offence under French law - by the media and by comments made by Sarkozy aide Henri Guaino.

Strauss-Kahn's name has been linked to a judicial investigation into an illegal prostitution ring operating out of luxury hotels in the northern French city of Lille and a string of Belgian brothels.

Press reports based on leaks from the investigation have said prostitutes from the Lille network were taken to Paris and Washington to entertain the then IMF director at orgies in restaurants and five star hotels.

Strauss-Kahn has demanded to be questioned by the judges and called for a probe into the leaks but it is not yet clear whether he will face charges.

His lawyers said on Tuesday they had served writs on the daily newspaper Le Figaro and the weekly magazines L'Express, Nouvel Observateur, Paris Match and VSD.

They are also planning to press charges against Guaino over a television interview in which he said that in the Strauss-Kahn affair "one is in a zone where private life meets criminality".

Strauss-Kahn, a 62-year-old Socialist politician and former presidential hopeful, resigned from the International Monetary Fund in May after he was arrested and accused of attempting to rape a New York hotel maid.

The US case against him eventually collapsed but he has been dogged by scandal since returning to France.

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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2011 10:14 pm
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Dec 8, 2011 3:27 PM EST
France buzzed Thursday over the leak of videotapes showing Sofitel workers briefly celebrating after calling police to report an alleged sexual attack by DSK, but the most important video clip may be of the maid herself, who reported the attack.

The first hotel-security video footage from the day Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper was leaked to the public Thursday, and France was aflutter over a scene showing two hotel-security workers briefly celebrating after reporting the incident to police. But the more important footage may prove to be of the accuser herself.

The security footage from New York City’s luxury Sofitel Hotel shows housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo in animated fashion as she reenacts for a supervisor part of the alleged sexual assault, then sits sedately outside the hotel-security office as her superiors decided to phone police the afternoon of May 14, 2011, about an hour after she reported the alleged attack.

The footage is the first to emerge publicly of Diallo on that fateful day. It was long ago turned over to Strauss-Kahn’s defense lawyers and the New York City prosecutors, who originally charged DSK with sexual assault and attempted rape in May and then dropped the criminal case three months later because of concerns about Diallo’s credibility.

The hotel-security footage suddenly appeared on the French network BFMTV, just days after a new book emerged in France purporting to give the former IMF director’s side of the story. Strauss-Kahn’s supporters are trying to show he may have been set up by hotel workers for the incident, and an article in the New York Review of Books earlier this month first mentioned the footage showing two security officials jumping into the air in celebration shortly after calling police. That article, however, was later corrected when it erroneously reported the celebration lasted three minutes. In fact, the celebration lasted only eight seconds of a 13-second clip, and the workers have told their hotel superiors they were simply relieved to have finished their investigation and believed they were talking about sports at the time, The Daily Beast previously reported.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/08/nafissatou-diallo-caught-on-tape-re-enacting-alleged-sexual-attack-by-dsk.html

It increasingly looks like DSK was set-up.....what a shock.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2011 01:47 am
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Magazine poll names Strauss-Kahn wife 'Woman of the Year'
(AFP) – 16 hours ago
PARIS — Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife Anne Sinclair, who stood by the disgraced former IMF chief during his sex scandal, was named Woman of the Year in a poll for a French woman's magazine on Monday.
Sinclair, a 63-year-old French journalist and wealthy art heiress, was chosen as the woman who had most "made her mark" in 2011 in the CSA poll for online women's magazine Terrafemina.
She scored 25 percent support among the 10 female personalities that respondents were asked to rank, followed by current IMF chief Christine Lagarde with 24 percent and the former contender to be the Socialist party candidate in next year's presidential vote, Martine Aubry, with 23 percent.
French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy scored 16 percent support while at the bottom of the list was writer Tristane Banon, who had accused Strauss-Kahn of an attempted rape in 2003, with four percent.
Strauss-Kahn was forced to resign as the head of the International Monetary Fund following accusations of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York, a scandal that made headlines worldwide.
The charges were dropped in August but the scandal halted his ambitions for the French presidency.
In the Banon case, prosecutors ruled that while Strauss-Kahn had admitted to acts "that could be qualified as sexual assault", the statute of limitations on such an offence was only three years.
Sinclair publicly stood by her husband during the scandal, appearing regularly at his side.
Eva Joly, the Green Party presidential candidate who came seventh in the poll with 11 percent support, said the result reflected outdated views of women in French society.
"I find it quite alarming, incredible even, that she can be considered more popular than the IMF's Christine Lagarde -- a female politician of the first rank," Joly told i-Tele television.
"I find this sad -- it represents concepts of life and male-female relations that are very, very outdated," Joly said.
The poll of 1,005 people, both men and women, was conducted by telephone on December 6 and 7.
Strauss-Kahn returned to public life Monday with an economic forum speech in Beijing, where he delivered a 45-minute address on the dangers facing debt-burdened Europe


http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jI-bedtwtdBDSLKbLa6YYWDC6huw?docId=CNG.756e4b2283cf8526bfb3c8d4117b0c36.141

This sounds like Firefly trying to pitch her alternate reality which avoids standard definitions.....If the French people say that DSK's wife is woman of the year then that what she is the epitome of is not only not outdated, it is in Vogue. You got to love it when Journalists throw into their product such clap-trap as is highlighted in red out of a misguided effort to optimize their product for the PC advocates, it actually borders on classic propaganda . We see this a lot these days, the denigrating of portions of the truth that those in power wish did not exist.


Maybe just maybe claims that the DSK affair was going to revolutionize French society were slightly exaggerated.
BillRM
 
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Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2011 03:32 am
@hawkeye10,
Yes and in the mean time the crisis in the EU keep getting worst and worst with the last bit of news is the UK refusing to place more funds into the IMF.

It would seem that the best man for the job of leading the IMF is not a woman after all. Drunk
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2011 11:49 am
@BillRM,
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Yes and in the mean time the crisis in the EU keep getting worst and worst with the last bit of news is the UK refusing to place more funds into the IMF.


I dont have a lot of confidence that DSK would have made a difference as I suspect that the situation is unsalvageable, but I certainly would have wanted to have our best men in the fight. We are getting a good lesson in the cost of misplaced priorities though....it is the silver lining in this cloud.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2011 04:46 pm
@hawkeye10,

Anne Sinclair: Woman of the Year. Why?

Quote:
One of the least fun parts of being a feminist is the gradual process of accepting that women's reactions to their subordinate social situation are not always ennobling. Outspoken feminists tend to be drawn to images of ass-kicking ladies, both of the fantasy sort (Buffy!) and the real-life sort (Gloria!), and so discovering that large portions of the female population still have an image of the long-suffering martyr as the ultimate in female heroics? Well, it's just disappointing. Why would anyone think it's more heroic to be known as someone who takes a bunch of crap from a man and says, "Thank you, sir, may I have another?" as opposed to someone who throws it back in his face and walks out the door? I have no idea, but yet again, we're seeing a woman celebrated for standing by her man in the face of mounting public humiliation. Anne Sinclair, the wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was named France's Woman of the Year by Terrafemina, a French women's magazine. And it was women voters who pushed her over the top, as male voters picked Christine Lagarde, who replaced Strauss-Kahn at the IMF after he was charged with raping a hotel maid in Manhattan.

Politicians know how powerful the image of the martyred wife is, which is why dragging the angry, tortured wife up on the podium with you while apologizing for illicit or criminal sexual behavior is so standard that it becomes news if the wife refuses. Hillary Clinton knows intimately how being perceived as a martyr standing by your man can drastically improve the public's view of you. Prior to the revelations of Bill Clinton's cheating in the White House, Hillary was one of the most divisive public figures in America, perceived as an independent feminist and feared for it. The intense public humiliation she suffered changed the equation dramatically; while the hard right was always going to hate her, Clinton becamse a beloved figure to the rest of the country. Ironically, she used the pity-induced popularity to start a career as a straight-up strong woman politician, and now she seems mostly beloved for exactly who she is. But it all started for her when the country fell in love with Hillary-the-martyr, and that she was able to turn it into something better than that is a testament to her perseverance.

There's good news here. A public martyring may be losing its appeal to a new generation of women who had the benefit of feminism from the cradle. Sinclair's popularity is strongest with women 50 and over in France. Wives have opted out of the podium march in a couple of recent American sex scandals, notably ones involving Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Anthony Weiner of New York, and they were able to do so without any public castigation for being bad women. Of course, their husbands also saw their political careers come to an end, suggesting that a humiliated wife might still be a necessary ingredient for public support to stay behind a politician caught up in a sex scandal. But hopefully younger generations of women will find nothing heroic about suffering in silence, and start looking more toward women who stand up and speak out when looking for heroes


http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2011/12/20/voters_for_a_women_s_magazine_elect_anne_sinclair_as_france_s_woman_of_the_year_.html

THe lesson here is that not standing by your man might well get you the kudos of the feminists, but it is bad for your family and thus you, so think twice before doing as the feminists instruct. A woman who would take a mate but then not support them, or vis versa re a man, is not a quality mate. We should hope to do as well as DSK did in picking a wife.
spendius
 
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Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2011 05:31 pm
@hawkeye10,
You mean one who knows upon which side her bread is buttered I sauppose?
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2011 05:36 pm
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

You mean one who knows upon which side her bread is buttered I sauppose?


Both practical considerations and honor demand that in these cases women either support their man or leave. If they dont leave on their own then men should kick them out.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 01:58 am
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecutor who charged Dominique Strauss-Kahn with sexually assaulting a hotel maid said Wednesday he dropped the case because he ultimately wasn't sure what transpired between the two.
"I determined that I was no longer convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that I knew what happened — not that something didn't happen, but whether we, as an office, knew beyond a reasonable doubt what happened," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said at a law firm forum. ".... We did not have that quantum of confidence.
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http://news.yahoo.com/da-speaks-why-dropped-nyc-strauss-kahn-case-195946030.html

What a dick......it does not matter what he thinks, what matters is what he can prove. I understand though why he gets it wrong, as the system is whack now that 90%+ plus cases are short circuited with plea deals thus he usually never needs to prove a damn thing. I guess that is something though that he takes it as a point of honor to not go after people who he is not sure in his heart are guilty.....no doubt we can trust that his heart rings true. Right?
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2012 12:11 am
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Operators of the biggest hotels in New York City have agreed to a long-term contract that will give hotel housekeepers and other employees significant pay raises, fully paid health coverage, larger pension contributions and one unusual benefit: personal panic buttons.


The security devices would summon help if hotel staff encounter danger in a guest’s room — a possibility that was brought into sharp relief when a hotel housekeeper accused the French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in his suite at the Sofitel New York last year.

The provision in the proposed contract calls for the hotels to equip certain employees with “devices to be carried on their persons at work that they can quickly and easily activate to effectively summon prompt assistance to their location.” The devices, which will be distributed within a year to housekeepers, room-service waiters and even the attendants who stock the minibars, may vary from hotel to hotel for technical reasons, but all will serve the basic purpose of calling for help. No estimate of the cost of the equipment was available on Tuesday.

“It’s a very cost-efficient and simple way to keep hotel workers safe,” said Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman, a Queens Democrat who sponsored a bill last year to require hotels to provide such equipment. “After what happened last year and what we learned happens all too often in hotels, we’re very grateful that the hotels have agreed to essentially adopt the premise of our legislation.”

Neither union officials nor representatives of the hotel owners would say that the provision was a result of the Strauss-Kahn episode, which ended with charges against him being dropped in August after prosecutors decided that the accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, was not credible.

Nonetheless, after the arrest of Mr. Strauss-Kahn last spring, the Sofitel and another Manhattan hotel, the Pierre, said that they would provide some sort of panic buttons to their staff members. A spokeswoman for the Pierre, Nora Walsh, said on Tuesday that the hotel was “implementing the communication system,” but declined to share any details.

The panic buttons may prove to be the least costly of the provisions in the new contract, whose terms were presented on Tuesday evening to the 30,000 members of the New York Hotel Trades Council A.F.L.-C.I.O. The seven-year contract has been approved by the board of the Hotel Association of New York and is scheduled to be ratified by the union’s members on Monday.

The deal would include annual raises that would increase wages by 29 percent over the life of the contract. Those increases would raise the pay of a typical housekeeper to $59,823 per year, from $46,337 today, said John Turchiano, a hotel union spokesman.

The proposal would also guarantee that the members continue to receive medical, dental and optical insurance for themselves and their families with no out-of-pocket costs to them, not even co-payments to doctors, Mr. Turchiano said. In addition, the hotel owners would gradually increase their contributions to the members’ pensions to 10.5 percent of total payroll, from 9 percent.

Asked what concessions the union made in return, Peter Ward, president of the council, said, “We didn’t give up anything.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/nyregion/city-hotel-workers-to-be-issued-panic-buttons.html?_r=1&hp

Well there you have it....the NYC hotel operators are morons. This idiotic contract is going to totally **** them financially, and it serves them right. The bubble will not last, they never do, but this contract will remain enforceable.
BillRM
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2012 04:44 am
@hawkeye10,
I feel sorry for any very high roller who stay in any US hotel with special note of NYC hotels without his wife along now that DSK maid had shown the way along with of course other such female pioneers hotel workers as the young lady who did managed to extort millions from Kobe.

Seduce and then yell rape seems a path to fortunes if you can keep your story straight at least and have no false rapes stories in your past.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2012 05:53 pm
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Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been detained for questioning by French police investigating a prostitution ring.

Mr Strauss-Kahn, once a front-runner for the French presidency, could be held for 48 hours at a police station in Lille, northern France

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17110618
spendius
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2012 06:16 pm
@izzythepush,
So what?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2012 06:35 pm
@spendius,
Just posting something I saw on the news that I thought may be relevant to the thread. This should just about finish off DSK's political career. I love the fact that he's quoted as saying that he didn't know the women were prostitutes.
 

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