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Friday, August 5, 2011

Reviewing the 'collar bomb' hoax ordeal of Madeleine Pulver in Mosman, N.S.W., and the ransom demands; clues in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan?

Network TEN News video: Victorian Police Commissioner Kel Galare explains what the night may have been like for those involved in the Madeleine Pulver case.
Her father, William Pulver, is the former CEO of Nielsen NetRatings in New York and is now the CEO of software company Appen Butler Hill in Sydney. August 4, 2011. http://youtu.be/jrAN6ec5fiE

When I first heard about this despicable situation, I thought back to this case, which, coincidentally, had been mentioned at length in the Sunday NY Post I'd bought and later read over at Panera Bread on Sunday afternoon while listening to the Marlins game on the radio.

New York Post
Bizarre story of pizza-delivery man blown up by collar-bomb still an enigma eight years later
By Candice M. Giove
Last Updated: 11:45 AM, July 31, 2011
Posted: 1:09 AM, July 31, 2011

Network TEN News video: Reporter Matt Doran exclusively recounts previously unknown aspects of the ransom demand in the Madeleine Pulver collar bomb extortion case. August 4, 2011.

Network TEN News video: Reporter Lachlan Kennedy speaks about Madeleine Pulver's parent remarks to the Australian news media at the N.S.W. Police HQ, as another strange detail emerges from the ransom note. August 4, 2011.

Network TEN News video: Reporter Gabrielle Boyle talks to Prof. Greg Barton of Monash University and explosives expert Tony Garland on the background and history of the collar bomb. August 4, 2011.

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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang

#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio looks like, up close, plus the Amazon area of Brazil that Esther grew up near in Manaus, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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A floresta Amazônica tem um papel fundamental no equilíbrio do clima na Terra e, portanto, na vida de cada um de nós. Nos últimos anos a proteção diminuiu e o desmatamento aumentou drasticamente. E o que já era ruim, pode ficar ainda pior. Se as medidas que o governo vem tomando não forem vetadas, nosso futuro estará ameaçado. Diga NÃO à diminuição da proteção da Floresta do Jamanxim! Diga NÃO à exploração de minério no coração da floresta! #TodosPelaAmazônia #342Amazonia #TodosPelaAmazonia Assine a petição: link na bio. ������✨���� The Amazon Rainforest plays a key role in balancing the climate on the Earth and therefore in each of our lives. In recent years, protection has decreased and deforestation has increased sharply. And what was already bad can get even worse. If the measures that the government has been taking are not vetoed, our future will be threatened. Say NO to the reduction of the Jamanxim Forest´s protection! Say NO to ore mining in the heart of the Forest! #togetherfortheAmazon

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