The “Foster a Dog, Get Busch” promotion is designed to promote dog adoption and fostering as Midwest Animal Rescue and other groups across the country are forced to close to the public and cancel events amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Everyone could use a companion for the couch right now. So if you foster (or adopt) a dog from Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, we’ll give you 3 months’ worth of Busch to enjoy by their side,” Busch said in a Facebook post.

[September 14 2018 Adolphus Gussie Busch tries pot vapes ]

Image result for ABV CannabisABV Cannabis, a Colorado-based startup that sells marijuana vaping pens instead of booze is from Adolphus Busch V — great-great-grandson of the legendary beer pioneer — 27-year-old Busch says he pivoted to pot after a failed attempt to get an entry-level gig at Anheuser-Busch upon graduating from college in 2013. Nepotism rules at parent company Anheuser-InBev cited a “conflict of interest,” according to Busch.


[   August Adolphus Busch IV was held in the Swansea Police Department until July 11 afternoon   ]


Busch with his wife, Dawna M. Wood

August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was held in the Swansea Police Department until Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter landed at Bronze Pointe Office Park overnight. August Adolphus Busch IV used a Swansea parking lot to land his helicopter for eight hours is a mystery to most folks.



[April 20 2011 August Busch IV has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle]

52c87d06-80f1-4742-856c-751686bf22aaAugust Busch IV has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit over the accidental drug overdose death of his girlfriend, Adrienne Martin, at his mansion, according to court records.

The proposed settlement, which is subject to judicial review next month, is a negotiated agreement between attorneys for Busch and Dr. Kevin Martin, the ex-husband of Adrienne Martin and father of her 8-year-old son.Christine Trampler, Adrienne Martin’s mother, has told the Post-Dispatch previously that she intends to seek custody of Blake Martin, although she has yet to take legal action. Judge William Syler will decide if the settlement is in the best interest of the child. If he approves it, the judge could allocate a portion of the proceeds to Adrienne Martin’s parents.

Vincent van Gogh painting

Under cover of darkness, the bandits targeted the Singer Laren museum in Laren, east of Amsterdam, and made off with the Dutch master’s The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring (1884) while the institution was closed to the public.

[January 24 2019 Adolf Hitler art called forgeries ]


Real Adolf’s stuff

Three watercolour paintings attributed to the former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler have been seized by German police.

The works were up for sale at the Kloss auction house in Berlin, but taken on suspicions of forgery, police say.

The separate works depict a mountain scene, a river and a distant figure sitting beneath a tree.

Who the hell buys a painting by Hitler? There’s still a major worldwide market in Nazi memorabilia, although most of the artifacts don’t have such a direct connection with the Führer.

[September 30 2017   $35K Renoir lifted off wall   ]


A painting by the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, “Portrait of a young blonde girl”, was stolen Saturday from the small auction house of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines), the day before being auctioned , according to a police source. The painting, valued at between 25,000 and 30,000 euros($29,000 to $35,000), was stolen while it was on display in anticipation of an auction scheduled for Sunday October 1. The robber unhooked it from the wall and left the scene without being seen, according to the source.
Presented in one of the catalog of the sale, this small oil on canvas of a dimension of 14 cm by 12.2 cm(5 inches by 4 inches) had to be one of the highlights of these auctions. On the catalog, it is described as “AR monogram on the top left.” On the back, on the canvas was a label ‘Chaussegros’ and a label marked ‘022’ “. The Yvelines departmental police intend to search the images of the video surveillance to identify the thief.

[January 12 Wildenstein wins tax case on art placed in offshore trusts ]


French judges cleared art dealer Guy Wildenstein of charges that he concealed paintings worth hundreds of millions of dollars in offshore trusts to avoid taxes, dealing a setback to the country’s crackdown on tax dodging that spans from banks to politicians and soccer stars.

Judge Olivier Geron said Thursday that there wasn’t enough proof to rule that Wildenstein was guilty of fraudulently underestimating inheritance taxes after his father placed assets worth hundreds of millions of euros in offshore trusts before his death.

[May 15 2015 Matisse and Liebermann works returned from “Schwabing Art Trove” ]


“Genuine and responsible Germans were, I believe, rather sensitised by this case, There are private persons who are re-examining their collections.”

German court approved for release the £60 million Matisse, Seated Lady to the descendents of Paul Rosenberg, who include Anne Sinclair, DSK’s ex-wife
It also ruled that Max Liebermann’s Two Riders on a Beach from 1901 will be returned to the descendants of art dealer David Friedman.
They are the first works from the Gurlitt collection to be returned to families of the original owners.. The Matisse was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the “first family” of art in Paris in the ’20s and ’30s.

[May 6 2014 Hildebrand Gurlitt’s scandalous art cache: son dies, 81]
Cornelius Gurlitt died May 5, age 81, in his apartment in Schwabing, in the presence of a doctor, In April, a German court formally released the trove under a deal with Gurlitt and his lawyers.
This allowed a task force of art experts to continue examining the works to establish their province and whether some may have been stolen or extorted from their original owners, many of them Jewish, durig the Nazi era.
Gurlitt’s father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, was permitted by Adolf Hitler to buy and sell confiscated works – so-called ‘degenerate art’ – to fund Nazi activities. German investigators last year found hundreds of works, including paintings by Picasso, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. Further pictures were found later in Salzburg, Austria.The hoard was given an estimated value of €1bn.

The Lost Art Database is run by the Koordinierungsstelle Magdeburg, Germany’s central office for the documentation of lost cultural property. It was set up jointly by the Government and the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany and registers cultural objects which as a result of persecution under the Nazi dictatorship and the Second World War were relocated, moved or seized, especially from Jewish owners.

“Schwabing Art Trove” – Agreement between the Free State of Bavaria, the Federal Government and Cornelius Gurlitt

Joint Press Release 04/07/14

Representatives of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice and of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media have reached an agreement with Cornelius Gurlitt and Christoph Edel, the lawyer who has been appointed by the court to look after Mr Gurlitt’s affairs, on what to do with the artworks of the “Schwabing Art Trove”. In the agreement, in the negotiation of which defence counsel Prof. Dr Tido Park and Derek Setz also participated, Mr Gurlitt stated his willingness to allow provenance research on a voluntary basis once the works are released from police custody. Mr Gurlitt will allow the Task Force to continue researching the provenance of those works in the trove suspected of having been confiscated from their owners by the Nazis or of being works the Nazis considered “degenerate art”. To this end, these artworks will remain in secure custody and on the website However, the Task Force aims to complete the main substance of its provenance research within a year.

[March 26]

Christie’s auction house recently announced that the sale of government-owned artwrks would go ahead in June, despite legal action to prevent the sale of the works and instead have them classified as national heritage. The Portuguese Parliament was set to debate the issue on March 26.

Amid an initial outcry, Christie’s canceled the auction in February, citing legal concerns over whether Portugal was entitled to sell the works.

[February 6]
Protests in Portugal over the planned sale of 85 paintings by Catalan abstract artist Joan Miro, owned by a nationalized bank, turned out to be effective. The auction house Christie’s, which was supposed to sell the works in London, pulled the lots from its Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist sale. Christie’s valued the collection at about $50 million, and art lovers and museum professionals in Portugal said the amount was laughable compared to both Portugal’s total debt of more than $270 billion and the collection’s value as a national treasure. Politicians opposed to the sale took the government to court, and though they failed to obtain an outright ban, a judge ruled that the paintings had been sent to London without proper authorization. Christie’s did not want the risk of further action and will keep the works in storage until something can be decided. The Portuguese government has not asked for the collection to be sent back and is determined to sell it.

[January 29]

first art historian in this position; minister of culture  Monika Grütters: Certainly it is so, that until the turn of the millennium some doubts and objections were justified

first art historian in this position; minister of culture Monika Grütters: Certainly it is so, that until the turn of the millennium some doubts and objections were justified

Gruetters also said there were plans to expand the government-backed mediation panel that now hears disputes about artworks of contested provenance, the eight-member Limbach Commission.

The body, which has former German president Richard von Weizsaecker on its board along with a former high court judge, historians and experts, can make recommendations but no binding rulings.

“I can certainly imagine expanding the Limbach Commission and including representatives of Jewish organisations,” Gruetters told the newspaper.

She also said that the Gurlitt case and the international criticism it sparked had been a wake-up call for many German art collectors.

“Genuine and responsible Germans were, I believe, rather sensitised by this case,” she told the daily. “There are private persons who are re-examining their collections.”

Funding for provenance research of art suspected to have been stolen will be doubled, the new minister of state for culture, Monika Gruetters, was quoted as saying in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.

Munich apartment where paintings stored

Munich apartment where paintings stored

[December 9 2013]



more Munich art

more Munich art

more Munich art

more Munich art

Sitting Woman, found among more than 1,400 artworks in a recluse’s Munich flat, is thought to have belonged to Miss Sinclair’s maternal grandfather, the late French art dealer Paul Rosenberg, taken by the Reichsleiter Rosenberg Taskforce (the Nazi art-theft organisation) from the bank vault. However, “degenerate art” was ‘legally’ seized by the Nazis. This law was never abolished and still applies in today’s Federal Republic. New York’s Museum of Modern Art and others have bought such art.

Miss Sinclair, 65, helped pay for her ex-husband’s defence when the womanising International Monetary Fund chief was accused of being a rapist. They divorced in March.
Seated Woman, 1942, probably by Henri Matisse, was taken by the Reichsleiter Rosenberg Taskforce (the Nazi art-theft organisation) from the bank vault of the Paris art dealer Paul Rosenberg. Uwe Hartmann, the head of the institute for museum research at the Berlin State Museums, suggests that Hildebrand Gurlitt bought many of the works from Goebbels’s ministry of propaganda. “According to the legal situation at the time, he was the rightful owner [of these works],”

After the war, Gurlitt said that all of his business papers were destroyed in the bombing of Dresden in 1945. The Allied tribunal charged with “de-Nazification”, which, after 1945, considered how close to the Nazi regime a person had been before issuing any work permits, classified him as “less involved”, and he was able to continue his career.

Two different categories of work can be found in Cornelius Gurlitt’s scandalous cache: first, the “degenerate art” that was removed from German museums by the Nazis and subsequently confiscated by law in 1938. This law was never abolished and still applies in today’s Federal Republic. The victorious Allies (specifically the US military government) and, later, the newly founded Federal Republic wanted to save private collectors and the art market from endless legal battles over works acquired during the Nazi regime. Even before 1945, much “degenerate art” made its way into museums and collections. The Museum of Modern Art in New York was able to acquire outstanding works formerly in the possession of German museums, as were the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Kunstmuseum Basel, the latter mainly at the infamous auction in Lucerne, Switzerland, on 30 June 1939.

The other works fall into the category of “stolen art”—treasures that were either stolen from their mainly Jewish owners or acquired through pressure and threats. So far, it is unclear how the works in Gurlitt’s possession came together: through purchase or exchange, lawfully or unlawfully, and whether they are owned or just held in trust. To determine this in individual cases will be hard, though no more difficult than in other restitution cases where German public museums are concerned. Hildebrand Gurlitt’s claim that his business papers had been destroyed turned out to be a lie: the documents were found in crates in his son’s apartment. Perhaps they will help to reconstruct the ownership history of individual pieces.

[Jasnuary 20 2012]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his Blackberry

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his Blackberry

Can you be a feminist and unconditional support to her husband? Anne Sinclair responds strongly to Anne-Cécile Sarfati, deputy editor of ELLE, who conducted the interview: “unconditional support does not exist. The argument is if we decided to support. Nobody knows what happens in the privacy of couples and I deny anyone the right to judge mine. I feel free of my decisions, my actions, I decided my life independently. ”

Throughout the series DSK, women, including feminists, have criticized her attitude. “What women have felt disappointed with me, I am sorry to say, but that’s their problem! “Says the wife of former IMF chief. “I do not understand them, they express the views and feelings, but I listen to the idea that one can judge the attitude of someone in his private life completely foreign to me.” She added:” I claim my choices. That people take ownership of my life unbearable “Faced with the emotion and sometimes indignation, caused by the affair in France, Anne Sinclair responded:” I understand that this case has caused a stir and that ‘it is treated extensively. But I find that on this occasion all the levees that protected privacy have been breached. ” from Elle in French

Dominique Strauss-Kahn donated his collection of masks to healthcare staff. “If they don’t use them at work, they can still have fun at home,” he said.

Coronavirus : Dominique Strauss-Kahn fait don de sa collection de masques aux personnels soignants

Dominique Strauss-Kahn today advises certain African heads of state on public finances and in their negotiations with the IMF .

Faced with the global economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the former director general of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn calls to build a coordinated planetary response which does not forget the African continent, whose economies are already fragile.

As of March 22, a thousand cases of “only” coronavirus infection had been detected in more than 40 countries in Africa. This figure obviously seems quite low.
But whether it is a delay in the spread of the virus or a weak census, it is illusory to believe that Africa will remain permanently sheltered.
However, most African countries are ill-equipped to respond to such a pandemic. This is the meaning of the recent WHO warning suggesting that Africa must “prepare for the worst”.


[2012  Dominique Strauss-Kahn picking furniture   ]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn picking furniture for his apartment

Dominique Strauss-Kahn picking furniture for his apartment

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former boss of the International Monetary Fund was in this store to outfit his new apartment located in a neighborhood of 13th district Paris. The former minister is far from hitting bottom as some of these critics like to believe. “financially,he is sound; DSK from 2007 to 2011 was paid a net annual 461,510 dollars, or about 325,000 euros per year. Date of birth of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is April 25 1949 at Neuilly-Sur-Seine (Ile-De-France), FRANCE . Dominique Strauss-Kahn is 63 years of age.

[June 30]

Anne Sinclair as DSK moves on

Anne Sinclair as DSK moves on

Anne Sinclair has thrown Dominique Strauss-Kahn out of their home in the ultra-chic Place des Vosges in central Paris.
A source close to Mr Strauss-Kahn, 63, said the pair had been living in separate apartments for about a month.
But Miss Sinclair, 64, an art heiress who recently relaunched her media career as a news editor at the Huffington Post’s French edition, managed to keep the split quiet despite growing speculation their marriage was over.
He is said to have moved in with a friend.

On Anne Sinclair, editor of the French version of The Huffington Post, is a guest of our special elections. The journalist comments in French on the estimates of the results in the 1st round.
[April 22]

The reaction to her arrival on BFMTV were mixed but were expected, “says Hervé Béroud, managing editor of the chain. Some viewers talk about “plume,” other “indecent acts”, commenting on her return to television. “Let no one is counting on me to enter and remain cloistered convent in silence, warns Anne Sinclair . I proved starting, fifteen years ago, when my husband was appointed to Bercy, I could do without the light of the cameras and I do today to make my job as a journalist honorably. ”

Anne Sinclair in New York 2011

Anne Sinclair in New York 2011

[April 17]Anne Sinclair will have a high-profile role in the elections, eight-hour stints commenting on the results in election-night specials on the French news channel BFM TV.Ms Sinclair, 62, who became a household name in France when she presented a popular current affairs programme 7/7 between 1984 and 1997, said her qualifications for discussing politics could not be questioned. “Election night, for a journalist, is the climax of months of newsmaking. I will be able to bring to the programmes my experience of political programmes in the US.”
She was appointed head of a new French version of the US news website The Huffington Post, which was credited with 1.8 million unique visits last month after just two months of operation.

It was an election tie-up between the site and BFM TV, reportedly negotiated at Ms Sinclair’s instigation, that led to election broadcasting job.

But Ms Sinclair had already appeared on peak-time French television, as a talk-show guest to promote her recently published book, 21 rue la Boétie, which tells the story of her grandfather, Paul Rosenberg, whose art collection is the source of her wealth.

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Goldman and Morgan Stanley received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to raise their stakes in from 33% to 51% and 49% to 51%, respectively.


On the night of November 25 2019, the thieves started a fire near the museum that destroyed the building’s power box. They then were able to cut through iron bars and broke into the Green Vault. Police have said that at least some of the thieves must have been relatively small in order to fit through the window into the Jewel Room.
They smashed the glass cases with axes and made away with loot worth approximately 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), including the famed 49 carat Dresden White Diamond, which was discovered in India and bought by Saxony’s royal family in the 18th century. Other pilfered items included many other pieces of diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire jewelry and a diamond-encrusted medal that once belonged to the King of Poland.
The Green Vault is one of Europe’s oldest museums. It was founded in 1723 by the Saxon King Augustus II.
Police have offered a €500,000 ($557,000) reward for information leading to the recovery of the jewels or an arrest.

[July 26 2019 Brazil: 1,653 pounds gold heist ]


The gunmen left the airport with approximately 750 kilograms (1,653 pounds) of gold and other metals due for shipment to Zurich and New York. No shots were fired and no one was injured during the robbery,
Eight men assaulted a cargo terminal at Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, driving two trucks that resembled those driven by Brazilian federal police.


A bogus police truck used in the robbery at Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport

Weinstein moved Rikers

5 March, 2020

Weinstein was transferred to New York’s Rikers Island jail complex from Bellevue Hospital after undergoing a procedure to clear a heart blockage. He will be put in protective custody in a “dorm cell” setting with round-the-clock supervision and medical supervision as needed.

[May 30 2018 Cuomo suspends investigation of Vance about Weinstein ]
Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr.’s decision not to charge Harvey Weinstein after allegations of sexual misconduct in 2015 led to the investigation, now on hold. “This summer, pursuant to the Governor’s office, we temporarily suspended our inquiry to avoid any interference with the District Attorney’s ongoing prosecution of Harvey Weinstein. While the governor had publicly announced that he was calling on the attorney general to investigate Vance, his office had kept under wraps the fact that he had suspended it.


[May 30   Threesome: Ambra Battilana, Vance & Weinstein   ]


Vance, incredibly, remains the Manhattan D.A. investigating other claims against Weinstein.

How is this possible?
Weinstein’s perp walk was a sham – and his trial might be too -Maureen Callahan


President Trump was just asked his reaction to Harvey Weinstein’s arrest. He responded: “I don’t know anything about it.”,,, “I’m not familiar with the case. But it’s really too bad. Really too bad.”

[May 24]

Ambra Battilana

Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender on Friday, May 25 to investigators  into allegations that he sexually assaulted numerous women. Much speculation in the case has centered on Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who declined to prosecute Weinstein in connection with a 2015 sexual assault on Ambra Battilana — and who later received a campaign donation from Weinstein’s lawyer. The news came a day after reports that federal prosecutors had begun a sex crimes investigation into Weinstein.

Mr. Weinstein is to be charged by the Manhattan district attorney’s office in connection to at least one accuser, Lucia Evans, who has said Mr. Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him during a business meeting in 2004. It remained unclear if charges would be filed in connection to other victims.