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Sep 25 11 tweets 10 min read
Virtual vacation time!

Please enjoy the beauty of Chateau Chantilly, Chantilly, France.

Attached below is a number of photographs in two versions, one color, and the 2nd tweaked B&W “infrared” effect.

I took these when there in 2019, thanks to @Geurtie’s suggestion.

Enjoy! In the distance is the Chantilly Horse Museum.

Chantilly is about one hour north of Paris via train. We caught the D train at the huge Gare du Nord — it took a bit to find our way, but we did.

From the train station we caught a taxi to the chateau.

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Sep 21 4 tweets 2 min read
Diamond magnate Lev Leviev was served with a summons by police Tuesday night upon his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport from Russia, as he is wanted for questioning in relation to the multimillion-dollar “Black Diamond” fraud investigation that began in 2018. timesofisrael.com/diamond-tycoon… Lev Leviev, the Israeli Billionaire With Ties to Jared Kushner and Putin
Leviev is best known for having cracked the world diamond market monopoly of the De Beers cartel in the 1980s, and for real estate holdings and construction deals.

haaretz.com/us-news/2017-0…
Aug 31 7 tweets 3 min read
The share-trading scandal known as "cum-ex", which has blighted German political and financial circles for several years, has cost taxpayers billions of euros.

Government officials say the investigation involves some 100 banks on four continents and at least 1,000 suspects. “The robbery of the century,”

“The biggest tax theft in the history of Europe.”

From 2006 to 2011 hundreds of bankers, lawyers and investors made off with a staggering $60 billion, all of it siphoned from the state coffers of European countries.

nytimes.com/2020/01/23/bus…
Jul 19 12 tweets 10 min read
🤗Timeline Cleanser

Portland’s Japanese Garden is huge and spectacular and not to be missed if you are in the area. Also, the adjacent rose test garden is amazing as well. Portland’s Japanese Garden website: japanesegarden.org

Portland’s Washington Park International Rose Test Garden: portland.gov/parks/washingt…
Jul 19 4 tweets 1 min read
Employees at Rocket One Capital, had learned of the pending deal long before it was announced.

Rocket One officials at the time talked about ways to profit off the soon-to-be-announced transaction with Trump Media & Technology Group by investing in the SPAC. Federal prosecutors and regulators are now investigating the merger between Digital World and Trump Media, including the frenzied trading in the SPAC’s warrants, according to people familiar with the investigation and public disclosures.
Jul 18 5 tweets 2 min read
2017: Alexander Dugin and Steve Bannon's Ideological Ties to Vladimir Putin's Russia newsweek.com/2017/05/05/ste… Alexander Dugin - The one Russian linking Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan

independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
Jul 14 4 tweets 2 min read
In 2022, political committees tied to Trump routed more payments than ever to one firm involved in the Jan. 6 rally — Event Strategies Inc., the firm named in a permit for the rally that also employed two individuals involved in the protest.
#Manafort

opensecrets.org/news/2022/06/t… Event Strategies Inc. was helmed by Tim Unes and Justin Caporale, Trump campaign aides who were listed on permit records as the Jan. 6 rally’s stage and production managers.

Unes was reportedly brought to Trump’s campaign by Paul Manafort.

opensecrets.org/news/2022/06/t…
Jun 24 4 tweets 3 min read
Today the partisan theocratic hacks on the Supreme Court, ruled that all American women are second class citizens, forbidden from making their own decisions regarding their health & bodily autonomy. #GOPWarOnWomen #NoFreedom4Women #RoeVsWade #GOPDeathCult
Jun 17 6 tweets 2 min read
Chinese operative Guo Wengui Spent Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Overturn the 2020 Election

Bannon patron Guo Wengui sent hundreds of supporters to the “Million MAGA March” and helped fund a Georgia lawsuit. motherjones.com/politics/2022/… Chinese Tycoon Holed Up in Manhattan Hotel Is Accused of Spying for Beijing

U.S. research firm in commercial dispute alleges exiled businessman Guo Wengui, a frequent critic of China’s Communist Party, is a spy for Beijing

wsj.com/articles/chine…
Jun 8 5 tweets 2 min read
The filing lays out evidence that General Allen joined in the secret lobbying plan along with Richard G. Olson, a former United States ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, and Imaad Zuberi, a business executive with ties in the Middle East. In June 2017 General Allen was recruited by Mr. Olson and Mr. Zuberi to meet with top Qatari and American officials to diffuse the Gulf crisis — and how General Allen saw the money making potential for his involvement.
May 31 19 tweets 7 min read
“The word “woke” once meant something, kind of.

But now it’s just an empty, all-purpose insult hurled by conservative propagandists, anti-vaccine fabulists, lazy journalists and people who don’t want to know history.

Give it a rest, folks.”
#Woke

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/… “Republicans accuse Democrats of being woke, trying to make the word into a synonym for un-American and implying some imaginary threat to Whites posed by African Americans and other people of color.”

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
May 10 4 tweets 4 min read
Time to smell the roses.

I am impressed with the quality of this iphone close up shot. The detail rendered is incredible.

Sweet Mademoiselle (peachy pink tea rose)

White Meidiland groundcover rose

Marc Chagall (yellow & pink tea rose) ImageImageImageImage America.

America is a classic climbing rose. It is incredibly hardy and simply blooms it’s heart out spring through fall — fabulous rose. Also, I really like these climbers: Sombreuil, Eden & Teasing Georgia. Image
May 6 6 tweets 3 min read
Saudi Arabian investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on Thursday billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk will be an "excellent leader" for Twitter, as he agreed to roll his $1.89 billion stake into the deal rather than cashing out. reuters.com/business/alwal… 2015 Reminder: Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed doubles his stake in Twitter. He now (2015) owns over 5% of the company.

fortune.com/2015/10/07/sau…
Apr 24 5 tweets 5 min read
Roses! It’s time to take a break and smell the roses.

This is State of Grace. This rose was bred to resemble its old fashioned English cousins, but exhibit a rounded habit & robust disease resistance.

The shape is cupped & quartered. #Grandiflora
#Roses ImageImageImageImage This rose is a David Austin rose, Abraham Darby. It’s a beautiful rose, but quite delicate overall.
Apr 11 4 tweets 3 min read
Timeline cleanser: Rain and roses.

🌿Tournament of Roses (excellent rose, Blooms constantly);

🌿Heavens Scent (V. Good rose, blooms a lot & is tenacious);

🌿Easy Does It (V. Good rose - impressed with it this year 3 yrs old).

🌿Sweet Madame Blue (new); Pop Art is another new rose I am testing.

Last year I bought Marc Chagall which is another really pretty sunset pink and yellow striped rose.
Feb 5 11 tweets 4 min read
On Feb. 3, long-time Trump associate Felix Sater filed a cross-complaint in a NY federal court. The complaint alleges that Russian and Kazakhstan-connected individuals and entities conducted “a shadow intelligence operation of Sater and Trump. 🙄😂🙄 thefederalist.com/2022/02/04/law… BACKGROUND:

Sater: Trump Moscow/Soho
Jan 23 8 tweets 4 min read
Homemade Blood Orange Marmalade is scrumptious and easy to make.

I have two trees that produced a good crop & I didn’t want them to go to waste so I did this experiment making marmalade.

Blood oranges are in season now and are available at most markets. Image Step one: wash the fruit. Image
Nov 2, 2021 10 tweets 8 min read
Please join me on a photo tour of beautiful & tranquil Père-Lachaise cemetery?

A visit to the Père-Lachaise cemetery is always on my itinerary — it is always so relaxing exploring the paths, lanes & trails as you always see something new & different & leave feeling relaxed. This 1995 infrared photo is my favorite and standard I seek to duplicate each time I visit Père-Lachaise cemetery. 🤷‍♀️

Infrared photography is #oldskoll, but today I played in PhotoShop to see if I could render my newer color images w/ similar effects achieved as infrared film.
Sep 14, 2021 16 tweets 5 min read
Woodward book: Worried Trump could 'go rogue,' Milley took top-secret action to protect nuclear weapons cnn.com/2021/09/14/pol… Gen. Milley 'was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies.'

cnn.com/2021/09/14/pol…
Sep 7, 2021 18 tweets 7 min read
High-profile supporters of Trump descended on Brazil to throw their weight behind president Jair Bolsonaro, as the populist gears up for a re-election campaign next year viewed as a key battle for the global anti-establishment [anti-democratic] right. ft.com/content/6e81d7… Jason Miller: Former Trump spokesman questioned for three hours by police in Brazil

“This afternoon my travelling party was questioned for three hours at the airport in Brasilia, after having attended this weekend’s CPAC Brasil Conference.”

independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
Sep 5, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Former top Republican congressman registers as lobbyist for Saudi Arabia
Ed Royce registers to work with Saudi foreign ministry to 'facilitate meetings with federal government officials,' Politico reports middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-ara… Ed Royce was involved in Elliott Broidy’s Romanian Arms deal.