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Thailand riveted by
jet-setting monk scandal

Associated Press, by Jocelyn Gecker

Original Article

Posted By:Rafter, 7/18/2013 2:41:25 PM

BANGKOK — He´s known as Thailand´s jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promiscuity and alleged crimes ranging from statutory rape to manslaughter. [snip] Now he is at the center of the biggest religious scandal the predominantly Buddhist country has seen in years.[snip] The arrest warrant implicates him on three charges including statutory rape, embezzlement and online fraud to seek donations. He is also under investigation for money laundering, drug trafficking and manslaughter for a hit-and-run accident. Authorities are struggling to figure out how he amassed so much money.

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This is a great read... popcorn time... nice photo.
Too many punchlines to include in the opening paragraph here.
This miscreant mischievous monk is breakin´ all de rules. At least he´s only a monk, but he sounds like he´s one of the Clintons, or other Royalty Democrats.
Imagine having a U.S. president who´s mired in multiple scandals and waltzes past each of them like he´s just Curious George on some world-wide adventure.
Plus he has a Wookiee for a wife.... Egad!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/18/2013 2:58:26 PM     (No. 9430663)

When monks go bad...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 7/18/2013 2:59:38 PM     (No. 9430664)

The DNC will have no trouble finding and tapping this guy.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: otronome, 7/18/2013 3:56:35 PM     (No. 9430752)

Monk-ey business

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/18/2013 5:12:40 PM     (No. 9430851)

Way back when ... wasn´t Algore involved in some nefarious fund raising scheme with Thai monks? I´m going to go google ...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/18/2013 7:18:56 PM     (No. 9431078)

#4, correcto-mundo!

That was quite a big deal in the 2000 campaign cycle, if memory serves.

This miscreant monk will probably end up as the elected DimWit Mayor of NYC, then land
his own TV series... "Monk - Catch Me If You Can" before this is all over.

He makes Weiner and Spitzer look like ineffectual little pikers by comparison.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/18/2013 10:57:14 PM     (No. 9431395)

When you look at the photo, you have to wonder if they are all going ´hummmmmm´


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Reply 7 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 7/19/2013 12:50:17 PM     (No. 9432143)

No problem.
He will just stay out of the country and it´s all good - just like the ex-PM who was convicted of corruption in 2007 but still traveling freely around the globe and running the country remotely through his sister, the new PM, and his goons in the cabinet.

As far as getting disrobed, all this fake monk has to do is declare his own sect and his own doctrine then he can continue to call himself a monk - just like the Flying Saucer Sect who has at least 1 more money than this dude.

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