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« Reply #240 on: June 28, 2019, 05:21:00 PM »
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Police say abducted Norwegian woman probably murdered

Investigator says kidnapping possibly staged to disguise killing of Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, wife of wealthy investor

The wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman who disappeared nearly eight months ago was probably killed and the murder made to look like a kidnapping, police have said.

Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, whose husband, Tom Hagen, is a real estate investor and energy magnate, went missing from their home in Lørenskog, near Oslo, on 31 October.

The Verdens Gang daily reported that the presumed abductors had demanded €9m (£8m) in the cryptocurrency Monero, a digital cash system that is especially hard to trace. A ransom note had been found at the couple’s home. Police at the time refused to confirm the sum but said they had advised the family not to pay.

Seems likely that she was murdered rather than kidnapped.

I'd suspect that the guilty is either her husband or some other family member behind it. If it is someone completely external, then there is not need to fake a kidnapping and sending a stupid letter that astronomically increase the chance to get caught.

The Norwegian police has not said much, except that that all traces in the case lead to her house, and that they are optimistic about solving the case. Is this a way for them to say in a cryptic way that they also believe a family member or close relative to be behind it?
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« Reply #241 on: July 31, 2019, 08:02:22 AM »
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Valley man learns mom's body was sold for 'blast testing'



By Nicole Valdes | Posted: 5:09 AM, Jul 30, 2019 | Updated: 4:10 PM, Jul 30, 2019

PHOENIX — It's been more than five years since Jim Stauffer's mother died in hospice care.

Seventy-three-year-old Doris Stauffer suffered from Alzheimer's disease during the last years of her life, but doctors says she didn't have the gene for it. Doctors worried the disease may have mutated, and hoped to study her brain after her passing to find out more.

When the time came though, her neurologist couldn't accept the body. Her son hoped reaching out to other donation facilities could lead to the same result.

"I feel foolish," said Jim Stauffer. "Because I’m not a trusting person, but in this situation you have no idea this is going on -- you trust. I think that trust is what they fed on.”

Biological Resource Center came to pick up his mother's body within 45 minutes of her death.

“There was paperwork signed stating what was and what was not to happen with her body," added Stauffer.

Days later, he received a wooden box with his mother's information and an ID number. Inside, he was told, was a majority of her ashes. Years went by before Stauffer learned what he was told, wasn't the case.

Stauffer says a reporter from Reuters contacted him with documents showing a paper trail of where his mom's body really went.

RELATED: Human 'chop shop' insider says body donation business remains highly unregulated

According to Reuters, Stauffer's mom was one of many bodies sold to the US Army for blast testing.

“She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically kind of get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED.”

“There was actually wording on this paperwork about performing this stuff," he added. "Performing these medical tests that may involve explosions, and we said no. We checked the 'no' box on all that.”

Several years later, Stauffer still struggles with the idea.

"I don't see a pathway of ever getting past this," he said. “ Every time there’s a memory, every time there’s a photograph you look at, there’s this ugly thing that happened just right there staring right at you.”

Stauffer is one of many plaintiffs named in the suit against Biologic Resource Center and its owner Stephen Gore. Gore pleaded guilty to running an illegal enterprise in 2015, but was sentenced to serve probation.

"He didn’t care about the families, he didn’t care about the people and he didn’t care about the memories," Stauffer added. "If I can be a little small part of his personal financial destruction, I don’t care.”
https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/valley-man-learns-moms-body-was-sold-for-blast-testing
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« Reply #242 on: July 31, 2019, 08:19:24 AM »
That’s horrible.

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« Reply #243 on: July 31, 2019, 08:25:10 AM »
Mr. Gore? You don't say...

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« Reply #244 on: July 31, 2019, 08:25:35 AM »
I can't even imagine the grief of knowing that one's mother's body had been desecrated in such an awful way. To think he trusted the company to donate her brain for Alzheimer's research...

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« Reply #245 on: July 31, 2019, 11:32:15 AM »
Not exactly news, but one of my cousins recently announced that she was giving up on her quest to "discover the hidden meaning in the word Rumplestiltskin." Seems a shame for her to give up after six years of intensive effort.

However, we're all waiting for the next quest she will embark on, probably Saturday.
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« Reply #246 on: July 31, 2019, 11:58:41 AM »
Not exactly news, but one of my cousins recently announced that she was giving up on her quest to "discover the hidden meaning in the word Rumplestiltskin." Seems a shame for her to give up after six years of intensive effort.

Now that you mention it, it does seem odd that the first two tasks in his song involve yeast (brewing, baking) and then suddenly he's trying to steal someone's kid. (Even cheesemaking would have been a bit of a leap, IMO.) Oh well, now we'll never know what his little game really was all about. As for the name itself, to me it always seemed like a strangely poetic way of saying wrinkly.

Best of luck to her on her next mission.

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« Reply #247 on: July 31, 2019, 12:37:00 PM »
Not exactly news, but one of my cousins recently announced that she was giving up on her quest to "discover the hidden meaning in the word Rumplestiltskin." Seems a shame for her to give up after six years of intensive effort.

Now that you mention it, it does seem odd that the first two tasks in his song involve yeast (brewing, baking) and then suddenly he's trying to steal someone's kid. (Even cheesemaking would have been a bit of a leap, IMO.) Oh well, now we'll never know what his little game really was all about. As for the name itself, to me it always seemed like a strangely poetic way of saying wrinkly.

Best of luck to her on her next mission.
Just in: She's go to "expose the cabal that has hidden the truth about unicorns." Gawd, I love my relatives. I wish Terry Pratchett had met some of them.
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Re: Not The Onion: Insane true news-stories
« Reply #248 on: July 31, 2019, 03:16:27 PM »
Not exactly news, but one of my cousins recently announced that she was giving up on her quest to "discover the hidden meaning in the word Rumplestiltskin." Seems a shame for her to give up after six years of intensive effort.

Now that you mention it, it does seem odd that the first two tasks in his song involve yeast (brewing, baking) and then suddenly he's trying to steal someone's kid. (Even cheesemaking would have been a bit of a leap, IMO.) Oh well, now we'll never know what his little game really was all about. As for the name itself, to me it always seemed like a strangely poetic way of saying wrinkly.

Best of luck to her on her next mission.
Just in: She's go to "expose the cabal that has hidden the truth about unicorns." Gawd, I love my relatives. I wish Terry Pratchett had met some of them.

I can't help but wonder what is the truth about unicorns that this cabal is hiding? Personally, I think the "truth" about unicorns is that somebody saw a rhinoceros in Africa and told somebody else, who told somebody else, and so on, until after about 25 tellings the story reached Europe as a horse with one horn.

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« Reply #249 on: September 13, 2019, 03:01:55 PM »
Maybe not so insane, but a decent viral marketing stunt for a porn site.

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Porn site BangBros just bid $10 million for Miami's NBA stadium to become the 'BangBros Center'
 
By Daniel van Boom | September 13, 2019


The proposed "BangBros Center," which the porn site encourages referring to with the vulgar abbreviation BBC. BangBros

American Airlines Arena, aka the AAA, has been the home of the Miami Heat since its construction in 1999. The times are changing, though, and American Airlines last year announced it was no longer looking to renew its sponsorship of the venue. A bidding war has begun, as companies jostle to become synonymous with the arena. If things go a certain online porn site's way, the Miami Heat could play their next game from the BangBros Center.

BangBros, a Miami-based porn site, said it had bid $10 million for 10 years of naming rights. The company said via tweet that it wished to call the venue the BangBros Center, or BBC. You may need to search Urban Dictionary what that abbreviation means, because the company definitely isn't alluding to the British Broadcasting Corporation.

BangBros' tweet is here, and it's also created a dedicated site for the center bid, which you can see here. Amazingly, both of the links are SFW.

https://twitter.com/BangBrosDotCom1/status/1172216456563560448

As fun/traumatizing as it would be, the BangBros Center is unlikely to become a reality. Cleveland Superlative Group, handling the deal, told the Miami Herald last year that naming rights were worth triple the $2 million a year that American Airlines paid, so BangBros' $1 million would be unlikely to cut the mustard.

Plus, y'know. It's a porn site.
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« Reply #250 on: September 15, 2019, 02:10:31 PM »
What a weird logo for a porn company. Is that a car with bat wings on it?

Not exactly news, but one of my cousins recently announced that she was giving up on her quest to "discover the hidden meaning in the word Rumplestiltskin." Seems a shame for her to give up after six years of intensive effort.

Speaking of innuendo: the name does have both "rump" and "skin" in it.

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« Reply #251 on: September 16, 2019, 02:02:39 PM »
 


Solid Gold Toilet Stolen from Winston Churchill’s Birthplace

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A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born.

The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million), was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown to appreciative audiences at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Police said the toilet was taken by thieves who used at least two vehicles. Because it had been connected to the palace’s plumbing system, police said the toilet’s removal caused “significant damage and flooding” to the building, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with valuable art and furniture.

A 66-year-old man was arrested in the case, but he has not been identified or charged.

Inspector Richard Nicholls from Thames Valley Police said police believe the thieves left the spacious property about 4:50 a.m. and that the toilet was the only item taken. Closed circuit TV footage is being studied in the investigation.

Prior to the theft, visitors to the Cattelan exhibition could book a three-minute appointment to use the toilet. This had proved popular when the toilet was on display at the Guggenheim.

The artist intended the golden toilet to be a pointed satire about excessive wealth. Cattelan has previously said: “Whatever you eat, a $200 lunch or a $2 hot dog, the results are the same, toilet-wise.”

Last year, the chief curator at the Guggenheim offered to lend the golden toilet to U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump when they asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting for their private White House quarters. Curator Nancy Spector had been critical of Trump in social media.
and Donald Trump is President of the United States.

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Re: Not The Onion: Insane true news-stories
« Reply #252 on: September 16, 2019, 05:16:05 PM »
Maybe not so insane, but a decent viral marketing stunt for a porn site.

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Porn site BangBros just bid $10 million for Miami's NBA stadium to become the 'BangBros Center'

They should definitely get the contract. That would be hilarious.
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