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Madeleine Pulver

Aug. 3, 2011
 
An 18-year-old woman in Australia has been freed from a bomb that was either placed near her or attached to her body for more than 10 terrifying hours.

“She’s good. She’s been kept in a very uncomfortable position,” New South Wales state Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch said, according to the Associated Press. “She has been and will be uncomfortable for a little while to come.”

The Sydney Morning Herald has identified the teen as Madeleine Pulver, the daughter of wealthy businessman William Pulver. This has fueled speculation that the situation was an attempted extortion plot, but police will not comment on those reports.

Pulver is a student at the Wenona girls school in North Sydney, according to the paper.

Police still do now know if the device was an active explosive, but called it “very elaborate, very sophisticated.” Police are looking for a person they believe planted the device. The girl lives in one of Sydney’s wealthier neighborhoods.

“We want to get our hands on who’s done this,” Murdoch said to reporters.

Teen Attached to Bomb for 10 Hours

Police have so far remained tight-lipped over the details of the situation.

Police would not comment on reports that the explosive was a collar bomb, strapped around the teenager’s neck or on reports that a man wearing a balaclava reportedly entered her house and attached an explosive device to her body. Other reports speculated that a bomb may have been placed in the house as an attempt to extort money from the family.

Police say a motive is a mystery. “The family are at a loss to explain this. You would hardly think that someone would go to this much trouble if there wasn’t a motive behind it,” Murdoch said.

Murdoch also said that the device was situated in a way that the 10 hours were necessary to carefully secure the girl’s release.

At around 2:30 p.m., police say they went to the home in response to a call from an 18-year-old girl. There, a police bomb squad examined a suspicious device near the woman.

Four officers, including bomb specialists and police negotiators, were inside the house with the teenager to keep her calm as they examined the device.

“There are operational reasons for playing our cards pretty close to our chest,” Murdoch told reporters as the situation unfolded. “The young lady is fine and doing her best to assist the police to find out exactly what’s gone on.”

The exclusive neighborhood was evacuated during the ordeal and people were told to stay out of the neighborhood.

While the situation may be a first for Australia, similar scenarios have made news and found their way into popular culture in the United States.

In 2003, a Pennsylvania pizza delivery man named Brian Wells was involved in a bomb plot and bank robbery that resulted in his own death. Wells thought he was an accomplice of the men planning the bank robbery and that the device strapped to him would be a fake.

Wells was instructed to rob the bank and tell police that the device was forced onto him and that he was a hostage. However, the bomb turned out to be real and killed Wells when it detonated.

An almost identical story, in the form of a Hollywood comedy, is set to be released on Aug. 12. The film, “30 Minutes or Less,” stars “The Social Network’s” Jesse Eisenberg as a pizza boy who is kidnapped by two criminals who strap a bomb to him and tell him to rob a bank or else they will kill him.

In Australia, however, there is nothing fictional about the horrifying story that captivated the world.

“Our investigation of the crime scene will now commence in earnest,” said Murdoch. “That will take a number of hours we believe.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/australian-teenager-freed-bomb-ten-hours/story?id=14220990

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Madeleine Pulver

13 (M is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 4 (d is the 4th letter of the alphabet) = 18

So the number 18 rules her ages zero to twenty-seven.

18 = Surreal.  Like a bad dream.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Madeleine Pulver

4              7

 

her primary challenge = MP = 47 = Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. (Inter)nationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Making a name for herself.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Madeleine Pulver

414535955 733459       72

her path of destiny = 72 = Millionaire.  Accumulated wealth.

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February 02, 2011 2:16PM

TC Yasi superimposed on USA

IF you’re struggling to grasp the magnitude of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, consider this: it is so large it would almost cover the United States, most of Asia and large parts of Europe.

Most of the coverage about the scale of Yasi has tried to compare it with storms of the past – it’s bigger than Larry, more powerful than Tracy.

But just as powerful is this comparison, showing this storm is continental in size.  The main bloc of the cyclone is 500km wide, while its associated activity, shown above in a colour-coding to match intensity, stretches over 2000km.

The storm’s scale of destruction is as shocking as it is inevitable.  In the map above, the United States from Pennsylvania in the east to Nevada in the west, from Georgia in the south to Canada in the north and well into Mexico would be battered with 300km/h winds and up to one metre of rain.

The economic impact would be felt around the world.

This map shows the impact if the storm was attacking Asia:

TC Yasi superimposed on Asia

TC Yasi superimposed on Asia

Source: news.com.au

 

Again, the scale is unthinkable – taking in an area from Japan, the Koreas and China all the way through southeast Asia, around through India and the Himalayas and threatening large parts of central Asia.

This would have billions of people directly in the path of the category 5 storm, creating a human tide of displaced cyclone “refugees”.

This map shows the storm over western and central Europe:

TC Yasi superimposed on Europe

TC Yasi superimposed on Europe

Source: news.com.au

 

Just as we saw in our visualisation of the Queensland floods, the whole of Britain would be overwhelmed. 

But this time, France and Germany would also be catastrophically affected, delivering another body blow to the European economy at the least and also disrupting the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

Even the eye of Yasi is as big as a city.  This next map shows the heart of the storm over New Orleans, covering Louisiana and neighbouring states. 

The eye itself, at 35km across, would stretch over all of the Katrina-ravaged city’s centre.  In the maps below, you can see Shanghai and New Zealand’s north island bearing the brunt of category five.

Yasi’s eye over New Orleans

Yasi's eye over New Orleans

Source: news.com.au

 

Yasi’s eye over Shanghai

Yasi's eye over Shanghai

Source: news.com.au

 

Yasi’s eye over New Zealand

Yasi's eye over New Zealand

Source: news.com.au

 

These maps are merely visualisations of relative scales and are not meant to suggest storms of this level would form anywhere in the world.

Instead, they illustrate an annual threat that is, if not uniquely Australian, at least so much a part of our summer that we speak of “cyclone season” as though it is on a par with “cricket season”.

But every so often, we are forced to confront the raw power of our country and its dangers.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/how-cyclone-yasi-compares-around-the-world/story-fn7ik2te-1225998762870#ixzz1CnZNmWkb

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Yasi

7   9

 

how Yasi obtains it’s heart’s desire = YI = 79 = Holy terror.  God’s wrath will be felt in an instant.  Putting the fear of God in you.

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Ken Wyatt (C) - 29 August 2010
29 August 2010    11:28 ET

An Aboriginal man has won a seat in Australia’s House of Representatives, becoming the first indigenous person to do so in the country’s history.

Ken Wyatt, 57, took the seat of Hasluck in Western Australia for the centre-right Liberal Party.

Neither the Liberals nor the governing Labor Party gained enough seats at last week’s election for a majority.

Mr Wyatt has dismissed racist hate mail he has received, saying it was time for Australia to move forward.

Continue reading the main story

Australia Election

 

Historic moment

As counting closed, Mr Wyatt declared victory with a majority of nearly 1,000 votes over his rival from the centre-left Labor Party, with fewer than 1,000 votes still to be counted.

 

“In 50 years’ time historians and people will be analysing why Hasluck chose an indigenous candidate, and what they’ll discover is that they didn’t choose an indigenous candidate because I was indigenous,” Mr Wyatt told reporters on Sunday.

“They chose a person who they believed would represent the interests of everybody within Hasluck.”

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Let’s move on from that [racism] – what’s more important is the way in which we move Australia forward, ” 

End Quote Ken Wyatt Newly elected Aboriginal MP

The Liberals have 73 seats while the centre-left Labor Party have 72. Independents took four seats, and the Greens one. Seventy-six seats are needed in order to form a government.

 

Negotiations between the two main parties and the independents who hold the balance of power are continuing.

Mr Wyatt said he was disappointed by the hate mail sent to him by people who said they would not have voted for him if they had known he was indigenous.

“I’ve had that all my life, growing up as an Aboriginal in the ’60s, the ’70s and the ’80s,” he told reporters.

“Let’s move on from that – what’s more important is the way in which we move Australia forward, and the thinking that we have, and the society that we build on.”

Mr Wyatt is the first Aboriginal man elected to the House of Representatives but two other indigenous Australians have served as senators in the upper house of parliament.

Neville Bonner, who died in 1999, was first appointed to the senate in 1971 to fill a casual vacancy but went on to win four elections in his own right.

And Aden Ridgeway represented New South Wales in the senate from 1999 to 2005.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11125497

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Ken Wyatt

255 57122        29

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn = 29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.  Consult an expert.

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