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Old 05-25-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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Enron Trial Verdict

Just heard the jury has reached a verdict in the Ken Lay / Jeff Skilling Enron trial. Veridict will be read at 11:00 Central Time.

Guilty (verdict) or not?

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They were in charge of the company for a number of years - no matter whether they knew it or not*
they are guilty
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I'm guessing a couple of charges to stick, the rest not guilty. These complex white collar cases usually confound jurors.
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I'm saying guilty... but then I missed the OJ verdict...
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CNN:

Lay- guilty on all charges.

Skilling - guilty on at least 35 charges...

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Nice!

It was either find them guilty of the criminal charges, or guilty of massive stupidity while getting rich, which technically isnt a crime, but...

As part of the sentence, ever enron shareholder and every company employee should get to slap them each once across the face.
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As part of the sentence, ever enron shareholder and every company employee should get to slap them each once across the face.
How about they let just 2-3 lucky shareholders each beat them half to death?
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Isnt that a joke?

Something about getting three wishes, only someone else thats not well liked gets twice as much. "Make me rich, make me beautiful, beat me half to death" ?
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How about they let just 2-3 lucky shareholders each beat them half to death?
So if two got lucky, they would be 75% dead, and if three, 87.5% dead? :

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How about they let just 2-3 lucky shareholders each beat them half to death?*
I hear the tickets will be auctioned using Enron's advanced energy-trading system with its EBS bandwidth... the good news is that they'll apparently cost no money yet be worth millions!
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As part of the sentence, ever enron shareholder and every company employee should get to slap them each once across the face.
That's a lot of people since it was in the sp 500 index. Do partial shares just get to do a "bitch slap"
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No beating necessary. Just send them to a Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Penitentiary.

Meet your new husband cell-mate.
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...and I was just about to post a comment that we at least hadn't descended to juvenile "pound me in the ass" type jokes....

(Making fun of homosexual rape... how liberal and enlightened.....)

Ah well, different strokes for different folks.....
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Ah well, different strokes for different folks.....

Hur, hur, hur. He said "strokes."
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Oh, I should have put a few winky smileys in there...

...I wasn't being entirely serious!
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Yes, this is your new cell-mate, Mr. Lay.

Make your own joke.

Here's your other cell-mate, Mr. De-Lay.

Once, again, make your own joke.
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Yes, this is your new cell-mate, Mr. Lay.

Make your own joke.

Here's your other cell-mate, Mr. De-Lay.

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I read "The Smartest Guys in the Room" a few months ago and learned a good deal about Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling (Yes his brother is the weatherman on WGN in Chicago) and their antics. These were brillient men who lost track of what a dollar was worth and how hard-work, not schemes, are the backbone of our capitalistic society.

If they both die behind bars, it will not be unjust.
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No beatings, no cell mates, no jail. Just restitution till they reach destitution :
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COWABUNGA!

I got the news at work. By sheer accident, tuned in to Yahoo just seconds after it was posted. Everyone I polled loved it. (I didn't poll managers. :P )

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