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Enron founder Kenneth Lay is dead

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Posted: July 5, 2006, 11:49 am - IP Logged

Enron Founder Kenneth Lay Dies at 64

Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay, who was convicted of helping perpetuate one of the most sprawling business frauds in U.S. history, died Wednesday of a heart attack in Colorado. He was 64.

Well, a lot of folk's wishes came true, but then again this isn't the way they thought it would end.

Some will say he needed to pay his price for the fraud he helped perpetuate, but then again, maybe ol Satan will help him out a bit in that department....

DD

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: July 5, 2006, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

    He was facing many, many years in prison and would probably have died there.  Stress is a killer. 

    "He also sounded arrogant, defending his extravagant lifestyle, including a $200,000 yacht for wife Linda's birthday party, despite $100 million in personal debt and saying "it was difficult to turn off that lifestyle like a spigot."

    I guess extreme wealth can be an addiction. Once you have it, no matter how many times it slips away, you crave it even more.  That's why I always say if I ever win the lottery, I'll live a modest but comfortable lifestyle.

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      Posted: July 5, 2006, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

      The Young Boy Who Raffled a Dead Donkey and Grew Up to Be the Chairman of Enron!

      The story goes: A young boy sold raffle tickets on a donkey that was actually dead. He was later asked how he pulled off the deception. He said that he sold 500 tickets at $2 each but that the only person who found out that the donkey was dead was the winner, whom he refunded his $2 for the raffle ticket.

      The boy then went on to become chairman of Enron (Kenneth Lay).

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        Posted: July 5, 2006, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

        I feel bad for all those people who lost their life savings and retirement funds.

        Dance like no one is watching.

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          Posted: July 5, 2006, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

          Enron Founder Kenneth Lay Dies at 64

          Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay, who was convicted of helping perpetuate one of the most sprawling business frauds in U.S. history, died Wednesday of a heart attack in Colorado. He was 64.

          Well, a lot of folk's wishes came true, but then again this isn't the way they thought it would end.

          Some will say he needed to pay his price for the fraud he helped perpetuate, but then again, maybe ol Satan will help him out a bit in that department....

          DD

          Too bad it wasn't a long drawn out painful death that would have inflicted at least 1% of the suffering upon him that he has created for all those affected by his lies and deceit.

          Sir Metro

          It has been said that what goes around comes around. I wonder when I should start worrying???

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            Posted: July 5, 2006, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

            This could be anything from valid to an ingenius hoax to maybe he called the local Hemlock Society.

            Years ago there was a casino owner in Vegas facing a lot of cahrges, he faked his own death and went back to Korea - he used a Japanese name for business purposes and had everyone convinced he was Japanese - he wasn't.  

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              Posted: July 5, 2006, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

              I saw the news first on that idiot gossip's website- the Drudgereport. I am sure the red headline said that Lay took his own life.  As I was checking a reputable site to see if they had the news the page refreshed itself and i saw the headline was changed, refelcting what the media outlets were saying.

              I am sure Drudge's website said Lay took his won life (I could be wrong but I don't think so)... if so someone else must have seen it too...

              It is  a sad day for the man's family.

              Kenny Boy went the way Vince Foster and others before went--- they could not live to embarass their friends in high places.

               It is the shame of letting down family and powerful friends that makes people go this way---either stress and heart failure or suicide--or.....

               

              May Keneny Boy rest in peace. This is sad.  

              $$$

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                Posted: July 5, 2006, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                The Young Boy Who Raffled a Dead Donkey and Grew Up to Be the Chairman of Enron!

                The story goes: A young boy sold raffle tickets on a donkey that was actually dead. He was later asked how he pulled off the deception. He said that he sold 500 tickets at $2 each but that the only person who found out that the donkey was dead was the winner, whom he refunded his $2 for the raffle ticket.

                The boy then went on to become chairman of Enron (Kenneth Lay).

                Wow, that was coldhearted... I guess we should have seen the Enron scam coming with someone heading the company who has a mentality like that.  Who the heck would think of raffling off a *dead* donkey? What an a$$! Thud

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                  Posted: July 5, 2006, 3:07 pm - IP Logged
                  Who the heck would think of raffling off a *dead* donkey? What an a$$! Thud


                  no, what a Smart a$$, to the tune of $998.00...!

                                                               

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                    Posted: July 5, 2006, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                    you can't even go into a job anymore like you used to knowing that you'll be there for life and have a pension waiting when you retire.you've also got worldcom,enron,etc,etc.in this day and age i would want money put into my savings account where none of these tricksters could touch it.do you know what your money is doing right now?

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                      Posted: July 5, 2006, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                      I looked it up and saw this "joke" posted in many places. Maybe it's an urban legend about Lay. Maybe there is some truth underlying the legend. Maybe it's an outright truth.

                      It is sad he died apparenbtly in an unhappy state. I feel for his wife and children...although he did rip off a whole lot of people and apparently cared little for the little guy. 

                      Either way Ken Lay's history was very much like the boy in that story. If it were not so seri9ous i wouyld say some ex-worker at Enron might want to raffle off Lay's dead ass now.

                      Any takers? 

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                        Posted: July 5, 2006, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                        It is sad he died apparently in an unhappy state......

                        hopefully it was a state of extreme pain.

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                          Posted: July 5, 2006, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I looked it up and saw this "joke" posted in many places. Maybe it's an urban legend about Lay. Maybe there is some truth underlying the legend. Maybe it's an outright truth.

                          It is sad he died apparenbtly in an unhappy state. I feel for his wife and children...although he did rip off a whole lot of people and apparently cared little for the little guy. 

                          Either way Ken Lay's history was very much like the boy in that story. If it were not so seri9ous i wouyld say some ex-worker at Enron might want to raffle off Lay's dead ass now.

                          Any takers? 

                          Thinking of...

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                            Posted: July 5, 2006, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                            I doubt Lay had the skill or intelligence to set up the payment system/subcorporations that was the source of all the fraud. The real villian was the CFO not the CEO. Lay just seemed more like the "I'd rather be playing golf" type CEO that would push underlings to get results but not pay attention to the details.

                            I also doubt he was working out and paying attention to his diet. Lots of people who are out of shape, under a lot of stress and don't pay attention to themselves keel over all the time. Lay was just one of those people.

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                              Posted: July 5, 2006, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                              I looked it up and saw this "joke" posted in many places. Maybe it's an urban legend about Lay. Maybe there is some truth underlying the legend. Maybe it's an outright truth.

                              It is sad he died apparenbtly in an unhappy state. I feel for his wife and children...although he did rip off a whole lot of people and apparently cared little for the little guy. 

                              Either way Ken Lay's history was very much like the boy in that story. If it were not so seri9ous i wouyld say some ex-worker at Enron might want to raffle off Lay's dead ass now.

                              Any takers? 

                              Thinking of...

                              Now see, Fibonacci... I didn't want to go there  Big Grin

                              I couldn't believe that a person would raffle off a dead donkey so I had to do a little Internet research to see what would come up. Well... I found a "story" regarding raffling a dead donkey at http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/donkey.htm and it turns out that though the boy in the story happens to be named Kenny, it is not Ken Lay. This story has been circulation on the net since 2001, before the Enron scandal so I guess this just happens to be one of those good old Urban Legends finding its way around again.  No Nod

                               

                               

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