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    Everyone knows Imelda Marcos and her collection of shoes. Not many know her real crime is spending government funds and ill-gotten dividends on outrageous jewelry and Impressionist art. Aside from diamond tiaras and sapphire bibs, she wore these.

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    Photos courtesy of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which confiscated these and are still fighting (30 years later!) to reclaim our nation's wealth from the Marcoses.

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    It's really staggering how much Imelda spent on shoes and jewelry and art, and they still had millions in cash left over. I had no idea there was that much money in that country to steal.
    Last edited by BWeaves; 03-31-2016, 07:33 PM.

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    • #3
      I admit I always get annoyed when people joke about Imelda Marco's shoes, ignoring the origin of them.
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      • #4
        What is even crazier is that she was voted back into a Governmental Role...Pearls/Jewelry/Shoes aside
        No, Midge said, I take it back. I wouldnt get a mink coat the first thing. Know what Id do? Id get a string of pearls. Real pearls. Yes, Annabel said, slowly. I think thats a kind of a good idea. And it would make sense, too. Because you can wear pearls with anything.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BlackPearlDudeDC View Post
          What is even crazier is that she was voted back into a Governmental Role...Pearls/Jewelry/Shoes aside
          I know right.

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          • #6
            I can't criticize. Here, a former president impeached for corruption is now a senator.
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            • #7
              Since you put it that way...it isn't like we have stellar politicians here. But the pearls in DC are outstanding LOL.
              Originally posted by Lady_Disdain View Post
              I can't criticize. Here, a former president impeached for corruption is now a senator.
              No, Midge said, I take it back. I wouldnt get a mink coat the first thing. Know what Id do? Id get a string of pearls. Real pearls. Yes, Annabel said, slowly. I think thats a kind of a good idea. And it would make sense, too. Because you can wear pearls with anything.

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              • #8
                Thanks for commiserating with me. On a related note, those lilies of the valley settings are gorgeous. Oh, what conflicted emotions.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cyndayco View Post
                  Thanks for commiserating with me. On a related note, those lilies of the valley settings are gorgeous. Oh, what conflicted emotions.
                  Yes, they are. The fact that they were purchased with illegal money doesn't remove the merit of the designers and skilled craftsmen. The taint is on the Marcos, not them. If I were a potential buyer, I would see the sales as returning money to the people, not as a memorial to the regime.
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                  • #10
                    Currently, the daughter of Imelda is a Congressman in their hometown and the son is a senator running for the Vice Presidential race this coming May 2016 elections. He is very strong in the surveys.
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