Back on the job…

Many things conspire against me – I don’t expect my family to be one of them. School is hard enough as it is without added pressures. I am also fed up of saying “I am not interested in construction”. Lets just say – its been a difficult few months.

Back to the research!

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Robert Agostinelli reasearch – harder than it seems….

Robert Agostinelli reasearch – harder than it seems….

Robert Agostinelli reasearch - harder than it seems....

Robert Agostinelli reasearch – harder than it seems….

I am not sure if I have hit a brick wall with my search for information. Or as I suspect – there is not as much information about Robert Agostinelli on the Internet as I thought. Another theory is that I have been predominantly using Google to search for information. I may actually have exhausted their index listing of links (If that’s even possible). I only say this because after a quick search with BING (Microsoft’s search engine), what is returned is a little different. There may be some articles or information there about  Robert Agostinelli that has previously eluded me. This leads me to believe that there is much more out there than I have already found – but has either not been indexed by the major search engines, or buried deep within countless websites, that haven’t gone to the trouble of optimizing their pages for search engines. If this is the case – finding new material, or even extensions of the current material I have uncovered, is going to be quite difficult. What is particularly frustrating, is that for all the charity work Robert Agostinelli does, along with the work that Rhone does (Of which Robert is one of the founders) – surprisingly little information, news, etc. exists. I would have thought that there would be more about him with Friends of Israel or The C Group, but those avenues of data mining have proved to be a bit of a dead end. There is information, but not much. As he is a very private man,  I don’t expect a lot of information to turn up en mass, but after trawling through the Wall Street Journal and Washington Times websites for a few days – I think there might be enough in there from time to time to sustain my research. He does pen some interesting letters/responses to their copy sometimes. 🙂  

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Shocking Atrocities in Paris

I don’t usually blog anything – preferring to tweet my thoughts, but I think I may blog more often now that I have this platform to do it from (Thanks to Keith Martinez for setting this up for me). I was really shocked about the shootings in Paris, France – and I think the world has gone completely mad! I mean, 9/11 was really bad and although this doesn’t compare, it is no less upsetting and deplorable than every other terrorist attack around the globe. This may have been aimed at a satirical news outfit with religious motives, but whats to stop anyone attacking the office of a company who does something an individual or group of individuals disagree with or take offense too? For example, take the fairly recent banking crisis (Yes – I know if has nothing to do with this, but bare with me and as Robert Agostinelli is in Finance and Rhone has an office in Paris – it is sort of relevant…). You don’t need religion and ‘killing in the name of’ to go ‘postal’. An individual (Or group of) could have been deeply affected by that financial issue, taken up arms, stormed an office and shot everyone – because they were offended by the actions of others. The events in Paris are exactly that – Individuals have been offended by the actions of others, with the added variable of using religion as a means to justify their endeavor. It really does sicken me. And while my example of a financial crisis causing enough distress to drive someone to mass shooting is not comparable to the Paris event or possibly any other terrorist related even, the point I am trying to make is that it doesn’t seem to take much these days for someone to go on a killing spree – regardless of the catalyst.

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Friends of Israel Initiative Quote

Friends of Israel Initiative Quote

Robert Agostinelli and the Friends of Israel Initiative

Robert Agostinelli and the Friends of Israel Initiative

Found this on the site Friends of Israel Initiative, Where RA is a founder member (You can also follow them on Twitter here)
Israel is a fundamentally important part of the Western world. It is a democracy under fire, and we must be resolute in defense of its legitimacy. Robert Agostinelli
The organisation says this about itself:
Under the leadership of former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar a high level group met in Paris in the middle of 2010 to launch a new project in defense of Israel’s right to exist.

This doesn’t have anything to do with finance, and probably wont even get a mention in my work, but understanding the man, might help me understand how that much money can be made… and what to do with it afterwards! – CA

 

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