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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
KEYWORDS: arkancide; assasination; criminal; crook; cultureofcorruption; damncrook; enron; enronlist; heartattack; howconvenient; immoralbastard; karma; kenlay; kennethlay; kennyboy; obituary; quietforevermore; rovianplot; thedamned; theultimatepardon; thief; wasgoingtosqueal
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To: hawkaw
Wow. What a shocker. I bet the stress of going to jail was a bit too much for the guy.

I think he was actually older than he looked. When you have that kind of money, you can afford to look younger on the outside, but that doesn't do anything for you otherwise.
51 posted on 07/05/2006 7:13:43 AM PDT by JamesP81 ("Never let your schooling interfere with your education" --Mark Twain)
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To: ElRushbo

May the lord have mercy on your soul, you crook.


52 posted on 07/05/2006 7:13:45 AM PDT by RadioCirca1970
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To: FormerACLUmember

Why does Drudge always give reports and not make sure they are correct.


53 posted on 07/05/2006 7:13:49 AM PDT by JFC (Land of the FREE because of our BRAVE)
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To: Always Right

Did Drudge say 'suicide' or killed himself. I guess, a heart attack is truly killing yourself.


54 posted on 07/05/2006 7:13:50 AM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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To: Aquinasfan

Ayn Rand says "The love of money is the root of all good" and to "run for your life from the man who says money is evil"


55 posted on 07/05/2006 7:14:06 AM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: siwrcw03

"Let's see how long it takes for the conspiracy theory nuts to get ahold of this and run wild with it."

Free Republic members seem to be doing a pretty good job of it without DU help. LOL


56 posted on 07/05/2006 7:14:33 AM PDT by encm(ss) (USN Ret.)
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To: Old Sarge

He wasn't found in Fort Marcy Park.


57 posted on 07/05/2006 7:14:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: olde north church
Bugger mercy.

Is that from the "Bugger All This" Bible?


PS...Somebody will get this obscure reference.

58 posted on 07/05/2006 7:14:39 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

you sound like a heartless lib.


59 posted on 07/05/2006 7:15:03 AM PDT by JFC (Land of the FREE because of our BRAVE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

"Nevertheless, I hope his family isn't harassed, etc."

Agreed. His family is innocent.
As for Lay, I feel it's a shame the SOB didn't live long enough to do some time. He hurt more people than most. Now he and God can go over what Ken did wrong.


60 posted on 07/05/2006 7:15:06 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: ElRushbo

Too darn bad that he was enjoying Aspen at the time of his death. He should have been in prison.


61 posted on 07/05/2006 7:15:21 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: ElRushbo

Finally..... a death that won't be blamed on George Bush.


62 posted on 07/05/2006 7:15:25 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: ElRushbo
http://www.startribune.com/484/story/533540.html
Enron chairman and founder Ken Lay has died, CNN reported today. The cause of death has not been reported, the network said. Lay was convicted of nine counts of fraud and conspiracy related to the collapse of Enron.
63 posted on 07/05/2006 7:15:47 AM PDT by markedmannerf ("Borders, Language and Culture")
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To: ElRushbo
http://www.startribune.com/484/story/533540.html
Enron chairman and founder Ken Lay has died, CNN reported today. The cause of death has not been reported, the network said. Lay was convicted of nine counts of fraud and conspiracy related to the collapse of Enron.
64 posted on 07/05/2006 7:15:48 AM PDT by markedmannerf ("Borders, Language and Culture")
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To: eddie willers

rofl.. love that book!


65 posted on 07/05/2006 7:16:12 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: All

The suicide or not question is pretty important. Life insurance generally won't pay for suicide. He'll have to have been very subtle if the insurance companies demand an autopsy. This would be how he could repay his kids and wife for what they spent on his legal fees.

OTOH, he was a prime candidate for heart attack, and those do generate life insurance payments. I would not be surprised to discover life insurance was paid for covering him the rest of his life by Enron as a single premium policy 10 yrs ago.


66 posted on 07/05/2006 7:16:39 AM PDT by Owen
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To: Always Right
I couldn't help but check it out on DU.

The theorists are going wild. The latest is that "Bush had him killed to prevent any skeletons in the closet from getting out."

67 posted on 07/05/2006 7:16:51 AM PDT by R_Kangel ("Please insert witty tagline here")
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To: ElRushbo
Poor Kenneth Lay.


"I suppose the stress was more than his heart could bear..." .
Doc Holliday in Tombstone

68 posted on 07/05/2006 7:16:54 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: JamesP81
from the DUmp:

1568938, Heart Attack my ass Posted by peaches2003 on Wed Jul-05-06 10:07 AM

They are saying heart attack. I don't believe it for a minute. The lying coward committed suicide, I'll bet, probably by some drug. May he rot in hell.

EDIT: More likely the Bush Crime Family shut him up for good before he could 'negotiate' a lighter sentence by telling what he knows about King George.

69 posted on 07/05/2006 7:17:21 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My hope for Ken's Lay family is that they have a dignified funeral and that RICO impounds all its assets.


70 posted on 07/05/2006 7:17:45 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: ElRushbo

Well, if Ayn Rand said it, it must be right.


71 posted on 07/05/2006 7:18:04 AM PDT by Taliesan
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To: FormerACLUmember

"My guess is suicide."

good chance of it.....remember this?

The strange and convenient death of J. Clifford Baxter—Enron executive found shot to death
By Patrick Martin
28 January 2002

Without anything that can be called a serious investigation, local authorities in a wealthy Houston suburb have whitewashed the death of former Enron vice chairman J. Clifford Baxter, calling it a suicide. Baxter, 43, was found shot to death in his Mercedes Benz in the early hours of Friday morning, January 25, near his home in Sugar Land.

Baxter’s body was discovered inside his Mercedes Benz, which was parked in a turnaround on a street near his home. Officials in Sugar Land moved swiftly to label Baxter’s death a suicide. Local Justice of the Peace Jim Richard initially declared that Baxter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and no further inquiry was required. But within hours he reversed himself, citing the intense public interest in the death, and ordered an autopsy.
snipped

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/jan2002/enro-j28.shtml


72 posted on 07/05/2006 7:18:28 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: ElRushbo

I can't wait for the statements from Congressional Democrats on this, they will claim Karl Rove is back to his dirty tricks again.


73 posted on 07/05/2006 7:18:36 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: ElRushbo

What a shock. May God comfort his family.


74 posted on 07/05/2006 7:18:50 AM PDT by mafree
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Aspen is where Madeline Not Too Bright called in to talk about the missles from Korea..........hmmmmmmmm


75 posted on 07/05/2006 7:19:02 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: mylife

Perhaps I should ping PJ....


76 posted on 07/05/2006 7:19:19 AM PDT by JamesP81 ("Never let your schooling interfere with your education" --Mark Twain)
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To: VRWCmember
While he was a very corrupt and sleazy golfing buddy of bill clinton, I would not wish death on him or any of his cronies. I sympathize with his family, who certainly do not deserve to be pilloried over his corrupt business dealings, and I'm sure they are in emotional pain right now.

I have to agree. Rest in peace, Mr. Lay. But that being said, I am still amazed, and probably shouldn't be, that the media loves to portray him as some sort of Pres Bush cohort enmeshed in corruption, instead of the FOB that he was.

77 posted on 07/05/2006 7:19:30 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: JamesP81

L0L


78 posted on 07/05/2006 7:19:54 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: ElRushbo

Kira lives.


79 posted on 07/05/2006 7:20:35 AM PDT by Seamoth (Kool-aid is the most addictive and destructive drug of them all.)
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To: ElRushbo
Surprised at the viciousness of some of the responses here - seems like a lot of FReepers have been drinking the MSM Kool-Aid.

Lay committed fraud.

That's all.

He was not Hitler. He was not evil incarnate.

There are rapists and child molesters walking around free in this country - people need to get some sense of moral proportion.

80 posted on 07/05/2006 7:21:23 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: rahbert

re: Drudge/Suicide
Did I miss the sarcasm tag?
May God have mercy on his soul.

Remember his lawyer had to have heart surgery as well during the trial.

OK, who will the media blame...
Sherry Palmer or Karl Rove?


81 posted on 07/05/2006 7:21:24 AM PDT by AliVeritas ("One for all , all for kicking *ss and taking names" ...Scratch taking names.)
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To: Old Sarge

Arkihomisuicide : )


82 posted on 07/05/2006 7:22:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: ElRushbo
Enron Founder Ken Lay Dies of Heart Attack

And it's Tin Foil Hat time in DU right now.

83 posted on 07/05/2006 7:22:55 AM PDT by shiva
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To: mylife

why would you want to read what 14 year old and 76 year olds say and do?


84 posted on 07/05/2006 7:23:00 AM PDT by JFC (Land of the FREE because of our BRAVE)
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To: R_Kangel
The theorists are going wild. The latest is that "Bush had him killed to prevent any skeletons in the closet from getting out."

There's Keith Olberman's and Chrissy Matthews' shows right there. They'll get the word out to the rest of the DUmmies who can't log on because they blew the ISP payment on bags of weed.

85 posted on 07/05/2006 7:23:00 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: Owen

Lay has millions stashed away. His family wouldn't need any life insurance payments...


86 posted on 07/05/2006 7:23:36 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: ElRushbo

BUMP


87 posted on 07/05/2006 7:23:59 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ElRushbo
Stress.
88 posted on 07/05/2006 7:24:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!)
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To: absolootezer0
I long ago gave up the notion that I could make any type of reference that some freeper, somewhere, did not also know.

By far the funniest book I have ever read.

Bugger all this for a lark.
89 posted on 07/05/2006 7:25:07 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: ElRushbo

By God's grace, may he have been penitent and perfectly contrite for all his sins, accepting of salvation, and may he come to the Beatific Vision.


90 posted on 07/05/2006 7:27:01 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Owen
The suicide or not question is pretty important

Suicide clauses in insurance policies usually provide that if the insured commits suicide within a certain period after the policy is purchased, usually two years, the policy won't pay off. Lay probably purchased a whole-life policy years ago so I imagine the policy will pay even if it was suicide.

91 posted on 07/05/2006 7:27:57 AM PDT by KevinB
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To: ElRushbo
...standing in line at the big casher window in the sky, the president of that bank is looking over his account.




Doogle
92 posted on 07/05/2006 7:27:59 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: absolootezer0

LOL...It took all of 5 responses and one and a half minutes for you recognize and respond to my post.


93 posted on 07/05/2006 7:28:13 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: JFC

I find them entertaining


94 posted on 07/05/2006 7:28:20 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: wideawake
What?

You can't try and inject some rational thought here.

How dare you!!

95 posted on 07/05/2006 7:28:24 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Dead skunk in the middle of the road..................)
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To: hflynn
He shot himself with a heart attack.

You owe me a monitor. And now I'll never think of something somber and appropriate to post.

96 posted on 07/05/2006 7:28:34 AM PDT by grellis (Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?)
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To: ElRushbo

wiki already has it a done deal:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Lay


97 posted on 07/05/2006 7:28:42 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: JFC

"why would you want to read what 14 year old and 76 year olds say and do?"


I believe you just insulted a lot of 14 and 76 year old people.


98 posted on 07/05/2006 7:29:48 AM PDT by toldyou
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To: ElRushbo
Ayn Rand says...

The choice between the alternate authorities of Ayn Rand and the Word of God isn't very difficult for me. But you don't have to accept the Word on faith to know that Rand's words were false. Just look at what happens to those who love money.

99 posted on 07/05/2006 7:29:57 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: mylife

drudge says heart attack now



drudge says whatever the other media outlets are saying. drudge writes very few articles and depends upon the other media sources for his postings. Anything on drudge can usually be found at other sites.


100 posted on 07/05/2006 7:30:28 AM PDT by deport
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