Anthony Scaramucci attacks onTrump – Payback for blocking his Hedge Fund merger?

 

Anthony Scaramucci got his wings clipped by a U.S. agency CFIUS by blocking his hedge fund SkyBridge Capital’s good times with China last year. Does he hope for better chances with the Democrats in 2020?

CFIUS is an interagency committee authorized to review certain transactions involving foreign investment in the United States (“covered transactions”), in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.

The Mooch, being the gentleman that he is, wants payback for all his hurts and he is on a mission. He is making the rounds selling his can of worms to any and all who will listen. Bill Kristol is his new found friend. That should work. I suggest the real story after the clip. Isn’t it interesting no one is asking him about it.

Here he wanders over to the show “Media Buzz” on Sunday.

Scaramucci calls Trump a ‘clear and present danger’ in ongoing feud

 

 

In December, the financier and former Trump administration spokesman Anthony Scaramucci told Bloomberg that his hedge fund SkyBridge Capital would be a part of the Chinese conglomerate HNA “very shortly.”

But after more than a year in limbo since the planned acquisition was first announced, a US government agency has effectively blocked it from taking place, by reportedly refusing to even accept the application.

When news first broke of SkyBridge’s pending sale to HNA, in January 2017, some speculated that the deal was an attempt by Beijing to buy influence in Washington.

HNA is suspected of having ties to the Chinese government, and Scaramucci, SkyBridge’s founder, was an ally of US president Donald Trump, and briefly his communications chief.

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Chinese Firm Scraps Deal to Buy Anthony Scaramucci’s Hedge Fund …from

New York Times

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Sunday Respite – Those Were The Days

 

For today’s Sunday Respite I have chosen Giovanni Marradi – Those Were The Days. A chance to visit with some of our fine feathered friends.

Wishing you much peace and a wonderful day. You may prefer watching the clip in full screen.

Last weeks posts are located below the clip in case you missed them.

 

 

Last week’s posts

New York Times – Lawns are Racist

Bloomberg – AG Ellison Minnesota corruption scandal

Anderson Cooper: It’s Exciting That Whites Will Not Be the Majority

Minneapolis bans new drive throughs

Evil Child Rapist Wayne Chapman freed 

Strange Suicides– Jeffrey Epstein just another Vince Foster?

 

New York Times – Lawns are Racist

Yes, you read that correctly. Lawns, as in your front or back yard. Apparently, it’s not enough that anyone who represents something other than their agenda is racist. Now, even inanimate objects can be classified as such.

We read a few days ago that the Times was moving on from Russia Russia Russia in blaming Trump to Racism. Apparently this was to set the stage.

 

New York Times

The Great American Lawn – The New York Times

According to Botti, the creation of lawns transformed the “pristine wilderness” to “identical rows of manicured nature,” as part of the “colonizing of America.” Furthermore, they were created “on the backs of slaves.”

To give evidence to this, he zooms in on a painting of George Washington who is standing in a field among other men who are cutting grass with scythes. Botti said, “It’s grueling, endless work,” as we can well imagine with such primitive tools.

He continues with the history lesson by saying, “By the 1870s, we also see American culture slowly start to embrace lawns for the privileged masses.” He goes on to explain how it was something for the rich and the powerful. Having a lawn meant you were doing well, a sign that you had ‘arrived,’ so to speak. Everyone wanted one, but few could afford the work that it took to create them.

Botti then cites historian Ted Steinberg by calling lawns the “outdoor expression of ‘50s conformism.” He then shows a vintage film of two women in their yards speaking about why they moved to their current neighborhood. Both say it was to be around other white people only.

However, this implies that their neighborhood and not their lawns are racist. In fact, the word lawn or anything remotely similar in meaning isn’t even mentioned.

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To drive this point home even further, the Times refers to a 2005 NASA report that says there are more lawns in the US than there are irrigated cornfields. They also try to insinuate that more water resources are used to cultivate our yards than is used to ensure our nation has healthy crops.

The Times released a hard-hitting piece talking about how lawn care actually contributes to climate change, pollution and has a history rooted in, you guessed it, slavery.

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Bloomberg – AG Ellison Minnesota corruption scandal

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg and other activist donors are paying for their own attorneys to work inside state attorney general offices and governor’s offices.They are there to push climate change litigation.

How could this possibly be legal? Last month I reported on New York.

NY AG Office Asks for Ethic Opinion after revealed ‘hired’ Bloomberg operatives

“We know NY OAG only sought an ethics opinion over 13 months after promising Bloomberg’s group there were no ethics issues, and 8 months after having already brought them on board,”

How does one “hire” someone if that “someone” is being paid for by someone else? How about “plant” someone inside an office? What is even worse, that plant is inside an Attorney General’s office? That person planting is none other than former Mayor Bloomberg and this is not the first office he has done this with.

How many other AG offices are being used by outside groups to politicize their points of view and carry out their agenda?

That was the question I asked.

But of course and no surprise to my question. It would be Minnesota and AG Keith Ellison first added to the list.

A group called Energy Policy Advocates requested documents relating to this scheme from the office of Minnesota’s Attorney General, Keith Ellison. EPA’s requests were made pursuant to Minnesota’s broad Government Data Practices Act. The requests were narrowly tailored to ask for documents relating to 1) correspondence between the AG’s office and a plaintiffs’ law firm, and 2) correspondence between the AG’s Office and a specific individual in another state who was recruiting attorneys general to join Bloomberg’s scheme. The Minnesota Attorney General replied that there are no such documents, or, if there are, they are privileged and will not be produced.

So EPA sued, represented by a brand new public interest law firm called the Upper Midwest Law Center

Reported by the Star Tribune. The Strib’s story, mediocre at best, is most notable because it flushes out Keith Ellison’s admission that Minnesota is indeed participating in the Bloomberg scam. Ellison didn’t have much choice: there is a Linked In page by a lawyer who wrote:

I am off on a new adventure as a Fellow with the NYU School of Law’s State Impact Center. I will be embedded with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office as an Environmental Litigator and Special Assistant Attorney General.

So much for any claim that there are no documents linking the Minnesota Attorney General to Bloomberg’s corrupt scheme, unless this was all arranged via smoke signals.

Bloomberg’s scheme is corrupt, poses inevitable conflicts of interest, and in some states is flatly illegal.

This video by the Clear Energy Alliance presents a good summary of the scandal:

Chris Horner spent more than two years producing two reports for the Competitive Enterprise Institute exposing this scheme and CEA president Mark Mathis showcases the money trail.

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For list of sources and downloadable transcript: https://clearenergyalliance.com/proje…

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Anderson Cooper: It’s Exciting That Whites Will Not Be the Majority

 

No Anderson Cooper, it has nothing to do with the color of the skin of those who are charging our borders. Do the 7 billion inhabitants now populating our planet have the right to our largesse?  How many do you suggest?

 

This silly ethnic self-aggrandizement has metastasized into the dogma that immigration is an inviolable civil right for the world’s 7.4 billion Pre-Americans. For Americans to not let in anybody who wants to come would be discriminatory, and discrimination is the worst thing ever.

If the Progressives needed any fuel to add their Nationalism screed, Trump gave it to them in spades-

But the Trump administration’s announcement on Monday of its update to the “1999 Interim Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” to better avoid letting in legal immigrants likely to wind up on welfare was widely greeted with shocked sputtering. Our elected government choosing immigrants who would be better neighbors for us current Americans makes the Statue of Liberty cry.

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Forget that it has always been the law that new immigrants are required to be self-supporting. In fact, they would have everyone forget the rule of law, forget the plight and needs of so many of our own. Our own people of color. Forget the inner cities… why not, they already have the Black vote and really in the end, isn’t that what this all about?

What culture since recorded history has celebrated the forthcoming demise of their culture let alone their Nation?

Here is the bonus which most of us “Nationalists” had figured out already.

More than 200 applied for chicken plant job fair after MS ICD raids

 

A state official said Wednesday that more than 200 people applied for jobs at a chicken processing plant in Morton during a job fair held Monday.

Koch Foods, one of four companies with plants in six small Mississippi towns, was targeted in a massive federal immigration raid on Aug. 7. It contacted the state employment agency the same day to request its help in hiring workers.

So you are telling me there are Americans that want a $10.80 an hour job in a chicken plant? There goes the old saw that we had to have illegals because Americans would not take these jobs.

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Minneapolis bans new drive throughs

 

The Minneapolis City Council approved a ban for new drive-throughs on Thursday. Even better they are working on a 2040 “Comprehensive Plan.” Pharmacy, bank, fast food. You will have to park your car and walk inside. No new ones.

I can only imagine what the new plan will include. If anyone wants to know what Bernie Sanders et al have in store for us, look no further.  As I recall winter weather out there can make it a real treat to get out of your car and run in.

The council said the ban will cut down on noise and traffic, and also make sidewalks safer for pedestrians.

Lisa Bender, Minneapolis City Council president, said the changes are also part of an effort to rezone areas in the city in preparation for the upcoming Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.

One of the hottest trends in the restaurant world right now is delivery — and Minneapolis just gave people one more reason to stay home and place their food orders online: The city has placed a ban on the construction of new drive-thru windows.

 And though clearly plenty of people use drive-throughs, Council Member Lisa Goodman said that the debate surrounding them tends to be one-sided. “I rarely have seen anyone other than the applicants of drive-throughs come to speak in favor of them,” the Tribune quoted her as saying.

How about those disabled who need to use drive through pharmacies? Have kids in the car? Really its about getting rid of cars and using public transportation. We shall bend to our Socialists rulers.

 

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New Zealand buys back 10,000 ‘banned’ guns first month

 

This is what a knee-jerk reaction will get you to a shooting. A similar effort is working our way. You know the drill. You will read and hear “Assault Rifles” but that is the classic fake news. It is and will be most semi-automatics. They don’t even know the difference.

Following attacks on two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to ban most semi-automatic weapons along with certain kinds of ammunition and large-capacity magazines.

Yes the dreaded semi-automatic. Ask any of our Presidential candidates the same question now, and I would guess few could answer what a semi is.

In simplest terms, “semi-automatic” refers to any firearm designed to fire one bullet with one trigger squeeze, then automatically reload the chamber with a cartridge from a magazine and be ready to fire again.

The term applies to a whole range of modern firearms, from hunting and target rifles all the way up to so-called black rifles that look like what a soldier would carry. Gun control arguments often focus on the black rifles, but the differences between those and any other semi-automatic rifle often are only cosmetic. Semi-automatic guns all largely operate the same way. These guns are commonly owned and include hunting rifles. Many handguns are similar.

More than 10,000 firearms were purchased by the New Zealand government in the first month of a “no questions asked” plan to buy back newly banned weapons, TheGuardian reports. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pushed through legislation that banned military and semi-automatic weapons after an Australian white supremacist killed 51 people in Christchurch mosques earlier this year.

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There are between 1.2 and 1.5 million now-prohibited weapons in New Zealand, according to some estimates. Gun owners have until Dec. 20 to sell back or hand in their weapons or face jail sentences of between two to five years.

Considering the current population of New Zealand is about 4,791,634 last I checked, I would say New Zealand is quickly joining it’s neighbor Australia which has banned most guns.

Australia rolled out the National Firearms Agreement, which banned the possession of automatic and semiautomatic firearms in all but “exceptional circumstances.” About 640,000 guns were surrendered through a gun buyback program and another 60,000 were turned in to authorities for free in 1996 and 1997.

Sources:Daily Beast and NPR

They might have considered what happened in Venezuela in 2012.

Venezuela bans private gun ownership – BBC News

 

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