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Romneyvores’ indigestion

I found this on the Evening Standard site in England – CA

Romneyvores’ indigestion

Romneyvores’ indigestion

Mayfair club owner Robin Birley has always been a staunch backer of the Republicans. He was an enthusiastic supporter of George W Bush, holding parties on Presidential election night at Annabel’s in Berkeley Square to celebrate his victories.

So last night, Birley’s first US election night at his new club, 5 Hertford Street, was a bit of a fizzer. He was hosting a private dinner for Robert Agostinelli, billionaire private equity hedge fund manager and Romney supporter.

The invitation described it as “a sit-down dinner and it will go on all night until we win”.

Perhaps they’ll have to carry on for another four years now.


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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….

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

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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Slow progress

Whilst I research Robert Agostinelli, it’s proving to be hard work. Yes, there is a lot out there on the man, but so much of it is duplicated around the internet. Just when I think I’ve found something new – it turns out to be a reworded article written about the same subject on another site. I think I’ll hit the Galleria today. Maybe the mall will be a welcome distraction.

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We Are Out of Tomorrows: Tough Talk by Robert Agostinelli

I found this on the net after some searching. – CA

After Mr. Obama delivered his second inaugural address week before last, it has been dawning on people that his political strategy is that of the Thunderdome in Mel Gibson’s Mad Max 3 movie: “Two men enter, one man leaves.” He is totally win/lose, the total antithesis of win/win.From Mau-Mau tautology mixed with Marxist ideals inbred from his absent father and a mother enriched in the heresies of the deep left Communism of Frank Marshall Davis, this man has unfurled his true colors.Unbridled by the need to appear moderate for his next campaign, “the One” has declared war on anything or anyone who would stand in the way of his Progressive radical agenda.

Yes, Saul Alinsky’s hand can be seen everywhere along with Chicago thuggery, but there is much more.

The guardian angel of the Progressive school as pronounced by Alinsky is Lucifer – “Rulesfor Radicals” is dedicatedto him — the first pure rebel from God and his natural laws which abuts our Judeo-Christian ethic and are the predicate to our most sacred documents of individual freedom.

It is here that Mr. Obama has taken league and sword to all that would “stand athwart history” and challenge the warped manifest destiny of his twisted manifesto that has driven every socialist tyrant who has ever challenged freedom.

In this school, intolerance is mandatory for it is the front line of the zeal of rearranged utopia. It is unquestioned, for to do so would expose the fault lines and inherent lie for what it is.

Political Correctness is the pincers head of this intolerance. It shreds our values, questions our origins and speaks of a modernity which is a mere veil for the crooked, indeed evil, root of the radical.

Obama bears witness to this blasphemy — from the infamous 2010 State of the Union address where he challenged the Supremes with lie and insult, to the latest excuse for an inauguration speech where he inverted our history deeming the Progressive dream of centralization and role of the government to be the parent and protector of the individual.

Under this thesis the individual rather than free is only “liberated” when he is duly tamed, corrected and led by a higher elite all-knowing body.

Hence the difficulty with God, the Constitution, and of course “those Republicans” who are errant pretenders from the wing span of the new order.

Having been raised to respect the opposition and loath to attribute the most extreme intent of the Obamanistas, Republicans sought to seek common ground and “work ” with the Executive They ignored the evidence and rationalized it as a mere product of a left-leaning exaggeration that could be corrected.

They were negotiating with themselves.

From an intentional defrocking of our nation through a foreign policy of surrender and embracing of our enemies to a domestic policy bent on reordering the relationship of the individual and “our” government, we have been bystanders to a game of which no one wanted to dare affirm its existence.

In his first inauguration speech four years ago, he spoke of “reconciliation” with regard to spending and taxes only, outmaneuvering the gullible minority to extract high tax increases while increasing spending.

Within a breath of that victory, he willed that we had no spending or debt problem but a healthcare problem when every fact contradicts the insanity of Obamacare.

He now twists the concepts of legislative spending with our national debt as if both are undeniable and insulated from reproach. It is a lie. Our national debt service will be paid even if the debt ceiling is held.

The Republicans have one and only one way forward; a fight based on principles and a denial of every crude attempt to usurp our freedom and bankrupt our house.

The clarion call is now. We are out of tomorrows.

Robert F. Agostinelli is co-founder of The Rhone Group, a private equity firm based in Paris, London, and New York. He is listed among “The World’s Billionaires” by Forbes.

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