Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pensioners Kidnap and Torture Their Investment Advisor

Wow! You don't mess with old folks!

h/t The Market Ticker
Pensioners Kidnap and Torture Their Investment Advisor

Pensioners battered a financial adviser with Zimmer frames before kidnapping and torturing him for losing £2million of their savings.

James Amburn, 56, was ambushed outside his home in Speyer, western Germany, bound with masking tape and bundled into a car boot.

‘It took them quite a while because they ran out of breath,’ said Mr Amburn, who was driven to the Bavarian lakeside home of one of the gang.

Another couple, retired doctors, joined the kidnappers in the cellar where Mr Amburn was chained and tortured for four days last week.

I enjoyed this quote, Mr Amburn said: 'I had known these people for 25 years. I had no reason to be afraid. But as I went into my home I was jumped from the rear and struck.'

He thought they were eternal dumb schmucks. I guess he finally found out how much they would take.

This story reminded me a Monty Python short. I like the ending. It seems a fitting analogy for our misunderstanding of economics and the real world. And in this age as we stand on the brink of another Great Depression, it's an accurate commentary on how a few institutions are looting our global economy and the fate they will suffer when they run out of institutions to loot and pillage.

The Crimson Permanent Assurance part 1

The Crimson Permanent Assurance part 2


At 10:01 AM, Anonymous edgar said...

Hello Weaseldog,

That does not happen here. Have you noticed that all the banker killings and investment tortures are in the UK? No-one here cares about getting robbed, in fact, they can't wait to hand more money over to the maggots.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

The night before I saw this article, I watched Gran Torino.

The penshioners in this article probably have nothing left to lose. They have a lot of free time to really think and talk about how they were swindled.

In the USA, people are loosing retirement money, but most still work. So it's not real yet. As they near retirement age or pass it, they will panic.

At 7:03 PM, Blogger edgar said...

hi again,

all i'm saying is that they may be working but it doesn't matter how old they get, or how many swindles they fall for, they can't wait to hand their money over to the next con.


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