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Pensioners torture financial adviser

By staff writers NEWS.com.au


June 24, 2009 02:55pm


  • Five pensioners furious over lost savings
  • Kidnap and torture financial adviser
  • Pensioners face 15-year sentences
A FINANCIAL adviser has barely escaped with his life after being beaten and held hostage for four days ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¦ by a gang of old-age pensioners.


American James Amburn was beaten until his ribs broke, burnt with cigarettes and hit with a Zimmer frame by the gang of five pensioners furious that heÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¾Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢d lost their ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÂ¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡ÃƒÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚£2 million ($4.1 million) savings.


Living in Germany, Mr Amburn was ambushed as he left a cafÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâ€Â ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚© and driven in the boot of an Audi to a house, where he was dumped in a cellar.


ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Â¦ÃƒƒÂ¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“I was jumped from the rear and struck,ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚ he told UK tabloid The Sun.


ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Â¦ÃƒƒÂ¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Then they bound me like a mummy with masking tape. It took them quite a while because they ran out of breath.ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ


In four days, the pensioners fed him just two bowls of soup, burned him with cigarettes and threatened to kill him ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Â¦ÃƒƒÂ¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“again and againÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ, angry that he had invested their money in a failed Florida property scheme.


He escaped once but was recaptured and beaten until his ribs broke.


Mr Amburn was eventually rescued after convincing his captors to let him fax a Swiss bank in an attempt to get their money.


He left a note for police at the bottom of the fax and armed cops stormed the house in Bavaria on Saturday.


The ÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Â¦ÃƒƒÂ¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Furious FiveÃÆâ€â„¢ÃƒÆ’ƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¢ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…¡Ãƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚¬ÃƒÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒƒâہ¡ÃƒÆ’‚ as they have been dubbed, face 15-year sentences for hostage-taking and torture. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25683738-401,00.html

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:lol: Don't mess with Bavarians - even a Zimmer frame can become a deadly weapon in their hands :biggrin:


btw, you should repeat this news item in the "Financial Advisor" thread. Can hardly trust anybody these days, and I'm sure there's vast numbers of pensioners that sympathise with the real victims, and feel that James Amburn merely got what he deserved :devilsmiley:

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Michael Jackson suffers heart attack and dies: TMZ


By staff writers




June 26, 2009 07:14am


http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6689720,00.jpg In hospital ... Michael Jackson reportedly suffers heart attack / AP
  • King of Pop reportedly suffers heart attack
  • Rushed to hospital in LA; died, says TMZ
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Now this will make your head really spin if you to land it................I don't want it....................



Oz Lotto fever sweeps the nation as draw hits $90 million

Tonight's Oz Lotto draw hits record $90m

  • Newsagents swamped with demand for tickets
  • Government fights over revenue from draw
LOTTO fever is sweeping the nation with tonight's record jackpot tipped to break through $90 million.


Just hours remain before millions of Australians will crowd around televisions, radios and internet-enabled devices to learn if they will become a multi-millionaire.










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World Breaking News



Explosions at Marriott, Ritz-Carlton hotels

NDONESIA'S Metro TV reported an explosion was heard and felt this morning at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kuningan, Jakarta. Another explosion has been reported at the Marriott hotel.


The Associated Press reports the facade of the Ritz-Carlton was blown off and three injured people have been taken away.



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Must be the season for spying................



Deutsche Bank fires two for spying: WSJ


HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Deutsche Bank AG /quotes/comstock/11e!fdbk (DE:DBK 49.04, +0.71, +1.47%) /quotes/comstock/13*!db/quotes/nls/db (DB 70.24, +1.97, +2.89%) has dismissed two top executives after an internal investigation into whether the lender put a board member and others under surveillance, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.



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Time to shape up guys, according to this article Aussie men are the WORST husbands in the "WORLD" - streuth..........is this true ladies about your hubbies???

Looks like the wives have been talking to the thought police..........



Aussie blokes 'worst husbands in the world'

By Belinda Tasker AAP


August 05, 2009 12:01am



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VIDEO: Aussie men 'worst husbands in the world'

Australian men make the worst husbands because they hate doing housework, a British study claims. 08/09 Sky News



  • Aussie men "don't like helping out"
  • Australia "the least egalitarian society"
  • Men from Norway the best pick

AUSTRALIAN men make the worst husbands in the world because they loathe helping out with the housework, a British study claims.


An economist from Oxford University found that women wanting to settle down were better off finding a bloke from Scandinavia, the US or Britain than Australia.



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I see Rupert Murdoch has threatened to charge for his online newspaper articles? I don't know if that will work, but I have oftened wondered why he hasn't emulated what some of the oil companies have done, by aligning themselves with some of the supermarket companies like Wolworth's or Westfarmers etc and coming up with a rewards program where say the shopper docket number is entered into the newspaper site you wish to visit online, they know how many rewards you have? and give you free access for a certain period? and the supermarket people give a kickback on the rewards to the newspapers, you scratch my back I'll scratch yours!


It is one way of getting money without actually having to collect it per view!


At least this way they get something for the online viewing, perhaps it may even attract some of the supermarket advertising, I could see that as a win win?

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Fairdinkum, you read this ARTICLE and you say to your self WHO WOULD GO TO SLEEP IN A HOTEL ROOM AND LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN - I don't think anyone would leave their door UNLOCKED?????????? Load of crap I think...................


Naked Aussie wanders into wrong hotel room and falls asleep



Ben Heather

August 10, 2009 - 9:22AM A woman hid in her hotel bathroom after a grossly intoxicated naked stranger wandered into her and her husband's New Zealand room and fell asleep on their bed.


Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said a 29-year-old Australian man was escorted home by police in a dressing gown on Saturday morning after being woken by the hotel concierge.


"He was a bit surprised that there were two people in his room and he was butt naked," Mr Watt said.





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