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Higgins wrote:

Sex, drugs and Rock'n Poll

Trust you to bring politics into it.  ajb007/rolleyes

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Hate that iPad keyboard!!  ajb007/mad

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Higgins wrote:

Hate that iPad keyboard!!  ajb007/mad

Theyre not made for big manly hands.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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https://s8.postimg.org/6965co6ip/AA_OLD_MAN_3.jpg

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I see that Barbel is in good and political spirit.

Maybe it's the right moment to ask for reopening the Trump thread?  ajb007/shifty

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Not a chance  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Re the Grecian 2000 I tried it for ages but found the skin around my temples started looking a bit grubby, and then some of the hair turned a bit orange (not even 'strawberry blond', mind  ajb007/crap ) so eventually I packed it in. My advice would be not to overdo it  ajb007/martini

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Still no grey/white hairs on my head, but I grew a beard earlier this year and my chin was completely white. So now I can be clean-shaven and be described as "a young man" or grow a beard and be called a "dirty old man" depending on the mood I'm in.

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Not a chance  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

My friend C&D speaks the truth. ajb007/smile

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Here's TP and I in the S&BS last night, you can clearly see the effects the Grecian 2000 has had on my hair:

https://s11.postimg.org/j0w0fe4u7/IMG_3543.jpg

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^ ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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I'm sold! I'm going to pop out now and get me some!

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And not a bad aftertaste either with it .  ajb007/biggrin

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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... with an overdose of Bon Bois?

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Chriscoop wrote:

Sorry to hear about the explosions in Germany,  a dortmund footballer was injured on the team bus,  hopefully no one else was.

They've got the guy!

Turns out that it was a native Russian with a german passport who planned all this for MONEY!!!!!

His plan was to weaken the Borussia Dortmund shares and pull his options which he bought at that day (15000 papers) in his hotel room which had visual access to the passing bus.

It's devastating to see what people are prepared to do to get some money ("best" case 4 million Euros).

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I'm no financial wiz, but for the life of me I still can't figure out how this works. It's a bit like the Casino Royale plot point with the airline explosion which makes a fortune for Le Chiffre when the airline's stocks plummet. I've read the newspapers reports today on the alleged Dortmund bomber, but if there's a financier/investment advisor who can explain how this works in layman's terms, I would very much appreciate it.

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It's basically a bet for the future.
Let's assume that before the attack, Dortmund stock was 40.
You buy a contract to sell the share next monday for that price.

If the share goes down to 30 after the attack, you make 10 profit with each contract because now you can buy them for 30 but can sell for 40.
Multiply that with 15000 contracts and you win a lot of money.

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Nicely put Higgins,  and well done the polizei. Of course he was probably hoping everyone would assume terrorism and concentrate their investigation on that basis.

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He actually left 3 'confession letters' leading to radical islamic groups

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Classic misdirection,  but the modus operandi was totally different to the kind of thing we've seen from Islamic terrorists. I hope they throw the book at him.

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Just charge him as a terrorist,   ajb007/biggrin

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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I could listen to this until the cows come home  ajb007/smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fglBL7eQIA

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Chriscoop wrote:

Classic misdirection,  but the modus operandi was totally different to the kind of thing we've seen from Islamic terrorists. I hope they throw the book at him.

Well, he was plain stupid.
Ordering those options so short noticed and so many with a consumer credit rang the alarm bell of his bank.
He used the hotel's WIFI to place the order and when he checked in, he complained that his room had no street view.

After the attack when everything went wild, he calmly went to the restaurant and ordered his dinner.

It seems that he was not very bright in all his plannings. His chances for not getting caught after all this where less than zero  ajb007/biggrin
And yes, he should get charged for terrorism - but unfortunately that won't happen.

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Higgins wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

Classic misdirection,  but the modus operandi was totally different to the kind of thing we've seen from Islamic terrorists. I hope they throw the book at him.

Well, he was plain stupid.
Ordering those options so short noticed and so many with a consumer credit rang the alarm bell of his bank.
He used the hotel's WIFI to place the order and when he checked in, he complained that his room had no street view.

After the attack when everything went wild, he calmly went to the restaurant and ordered his dinner.

It seems that he was not very bright in all his plannings. His chances for not getting caught after all this where less than zero  ajb007/biggrin
And yes, he should get charged for terrorism - but unfortunately that won't happen.

It's remarkable how some people think being clandestine is so easy,  with training you can make yourself invisible,  and with some smart planning he could have have pulled this off. Thankfully he sounds like an amateur,  and a dangerous one at that.
Using Islamic extremism as a misdirection tool would only work if he followed the m.o used by such people,  which he wouldn't be aware of unless he was in law enforcement or a terrorist cell.  He should be charged with terrorism along with attempted murder, fraud, wounding with intent,  wreckless endangerment,  bomb making and stupidity!

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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It was a bit like he was wearing a helmet with a flashing red light on it and a sign 'It was me!'  ajb007/biggrin

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Higgins wrote:

It's basically a bet for the future.
Let's assume that before the attack, Dortmund stock was 40.
You buy a contract to sell the share next monday for that price.

If the share goes down to 30 after the attack, you make 10 profit with each contract because now you can buy them for 30 but can sell for 40.
Multiply that with 15000 contracts and you win a lot of money.

Thanks Dr Higgy-poo, it makes complete sense now. I couldn't figure out how you make quick money by stock plummeting. Makes sense.