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Ken Lay has died (heart attack)
Reuters | 7/5/06

Posted on 07/05/2006 7:03:35 AM PDT by ElRushbo

cause of death unknown


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy
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To: deport
Heart gave out? I suspect that Lay arranged for this to happen for understandable reasons. Didn't take meds, engaged in risky behavior, etc. Just do everything the opposite of what you're told to do to avoid a heart attack.

If so, he did it for his wife and children and their future financial security. And avoid the ignominy of prison. And to deny the government satisfaction (his perspective, not mine).

My next prediction is that Skilling will not go to prison, at least not any time soon. He'll flee.
161 posted on 07/05/2006 7:47:24 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: olde north church

"Bugger mercy."

I believe Jesus would disagree with you.


162 posted on 07/05/2006 7:47:26 AM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: Aquinasfan

Whoa. You can get in trouble mentioning #4 here on FR.


163 posted on 07/05/2006 7:47:28 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: DCPatriot

Ouiser didn't say that. Miss Clarie did.

;-)


164 posted on 07/05/2006 7:48:20 AM PDT by kimmie7 (If they say you kick like a girl, take it as a COMPLIMENT!)
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To: Carry_Okie

"The way the California power crisis was set up has never been adequately covered."

Cliff Baxter was enrons/Lays/Skillings/Fastows point-man and mouthpiece in the goings-on in California.


165 posted on 07/05/2006 7:49:41 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: kimmie7

Wasn't it orginally Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Teddy's daughter)? In fact, she supposedly had a small throw pillow with that statement embroidered on it.


166 posted on 07/05/2006 7:49:58 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Iwo Jima
My next prediction is that Skilling will not go to prison, at least not any time soon. He'll flee.

If anyone will do himself in it will be Skilling.

167 posted on 07/05/2006 7:50:08 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (What is it about "illegal" you don't understand?)
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To: wideawake
"Anyone who put their life savings in Enron stock instead of diversifying his portfolio is a moron who can only blame himself for his own stupidity."

Bravo, finally someone makes this point! Although the 'cooking of the books' was criminal, the folks who did loose entire portfolios from this debacle were mostly depending on their Enron stock options for the entire retirement. That's too many eggs in one basket if you ask me.
168 posted on 07/05/2006 7:50:11 AM PDT by poobear
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To: ElRushbo

I'm sorry. I would look at pictures of him, and wonder ??why??. But I guess even the wealthy have 'their price'.

I feel bad for his wife. A double whammy for her. I wish his family peace.


169 posted on 07/05/2006 7:50:24 AM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: kimmie7

Bloomberg just happened to mention that Lay was nick named "Kenny Boy" by Bush


170 posted on 07/05/2006 7:50:43 AM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: JamesP81

He was 64...or so it has been reported.


171 posted on 07/05/2006 7:50:53 AM PDT by TankerKC (┐JosÚ puede usted ver?)
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To: LibertyGrrrl
A lot of people lost their life savings

Again, anyone who puits all their savings into a single growth stock needs to have their head examined.

My ex-neighbor's brother-in-law . . .

Assuming the veracity of this story (I'm not saying you're making it up, but you have heard it third or fourth hand) it sounds like the individual under discussion had a lot of pressures in life in general.

That's no different from the person who commits suicide after being molested or raped.

You might want to ask someone who's been raped if losing money is just as bad as being raped.

172 posted on 07/05/2006 7:50:56 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: kimmie7

;-)


173 posted on 07/05/2006 7:50:58 AM PDT by kimmie7 (Liberals embrace the sin......Christians embrace the sinner.)
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To: wideawake

We will have to disagree on this one. Your view might be different if you were one of the stockholders who lost their life savings because of the lies that Ken Lay told. Fortunately, I am not one of them.


174 posted on 07/05/2006 7:51:18 AM PDT by KevinB
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To: Inspectorette

Not a clue about that one. The only time I've ever heard that quote was in the movie "Steel Magnolias".


175 posted on 07/05/2006 7:51:52 AM PDT by kimmie7 (Liberals embrace the sin......Christians embrace the sinner.)
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To: Iwo Jima
My next prediction is that Skilling will not go to prison, at least not any time soon. He'll flee.

I have never understood why Lay and Skilling didn't flee before all hell broke lose.

176 posted on 07/05/2006 7:51:55 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Old Sarge

I'd guess a quiet suicide. It's been done a million times.


177 posted on 07/05/2006 7:52:22 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: Always Right

How right you are!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x1569034


178 posted on 07/05/2006 7:52:50 AM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: isthisnickcool

I disagree. Skilling doesn't love anyone the way Ken Lay loved his wife (as I see it).


179 posted on 07/05/2006 7:53:04 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: OldFriend

"....left Enron with billions of expenses and no hope of recovering those expenses."

OPIC


180 posted on 07/05/2006 7:53:17 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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