Thursday, June 25, 2009


Most of you have probably seen this already, but anger, like a boiling pot of water, starts with a few bubbles here and there before erupting suddenly into a boiling mass of chaos.

Pensioners 'kidnap and torture' financial adviser
By Allan Hall in Berlin for the Telegraph
A group of wealthy pensioners have been accused of kidnapping and torturing a financial adviser in Germany after he lost £2 million of their savings in the financial crisis.

The men, dubbed the "Geritol Gang" by police after an arthritis drug, face up to 15 years in jail if found guilty of subjecting German-American James Amburn to the alleged four-day ordeal.

Two of his kidnappers are said to have hit him with a Zimmer frame outside his home in Speyer, western Germany, before he was bound up with duct tape, bundled into the boot of a car and driven 300 miles to the home of two of the abductors on the shores of Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria.

"I was bleeding from my eyes, nose and my mouth," he said. "But the nightmare had only just started..."

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