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Ken Lay’s Alive!

Greg Palast 

Don’t check the casket. I know he’s back. When I saw those lights flickering out at La Guardia Airport yesterday and heard the eerie shrieks and moans in the dark, broiling subway tunnels, I just knew it: Ken Lay’s alive! We can see his spirit in every flickering lightbulb from Kansas to Queens as we head into America’s annual Blackout season. …more

When Ahnold Got Lay’d

Greg Palast 

 Excerpted from Armed Madhouse

May 17, 2001. In a room at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverley Hills, the Financial Criminal of the twentieth century, not long out of prison, met with the Financial Criminal of the twenty-first century who feared he may also have to do hard time. These two, bondmarket manipulators Mike Milken and Ken Lay, no-yet-indicted Chairman of Enron Corporation, were joined by a select group of movers and shakers – and one movie star. …more

The Al Capone of Electricity

Greg Palast 

layKen Lay Will Get Away with his Real Crimes

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Al Capone cut throats, machine-gunned people to build his gang and went to jail—for not filing his taxes properly. Likewise, Ken Lay, buccaneer of the power industry, will go down—if the jury doesn’t buy his alibi—for not filing his SEC forms properly. …more

Scottish Power Deal Rocked by US Attacks

Gregory Palast for The Observer/Guardian UK

Scottish Power's troubled takeover of United States electricity company Pacificorp is under further pressure this weekend. Veteran consumer campaigner Ralph Nader is preparing legal action to block it, while tougher limits on profits threatened by US regulators could make the deal unviable. ...more