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Meditations - ta eis heauton

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

I'm a software engineer / partner working for a young company in Austin, Texas, USA. I spend most of my free time hanging out with friends and family, eating out, and partying in the Warehouse District. I should spend more time working on my house....

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Is Ken Lay really dead?

I posed this question at our ritual Starbucks stop after lunch and the barrista immediately said "No way". I wonder. I am not saying I actually think it happened, but I think the concern is legitimate. Lay had the financial resources and social/political connections to accomplish such a thing. He had enormous incentive. It would be a fairly amazing step for him to have faked his death, but he was looking at spending the rest of his life in prison, a very scary thing, especially for someone with his background and lifestyle. A number of checks should be done to prove that the body autopsied is really his.

Apparently this 'conspiracy theory' exists far and wide (It occurred to me when I read first read the news). This CNN article suggests there are extensive and varied the conspiracies about Lay's death. Of course, if he is dead all of this speculation must make the suffering of his family that much tougher...