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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 11:33 PM
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Thank you. Um, I request Congressional hearings on The Carlyle Group.
I would like to know some details about the group's profits and what individuals connected therewith have profited in the last . . . oh, let's say . . . SIX YEARS?

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 11:34 PM
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1. That is a good request.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 11:39 PM
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2. I second that notion nm
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 11:50 PM
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3. The Carlyle Group has been under the radar for at
Edited on Thu Nov-09-06 11:59 PM by smtpgirl
least 10 years before GWB was even elected. I interviewed there in Alexandria, VA in 1998, was offered the job and rescinded the job after I knew what the Carlyle Group was all about.

The Carlyle Group does the same thing that the uber buyout group of KKR - purchaser of floundering businesses.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohlberg_Kravis_Roberts_&_... .


KKR's buyouts in 2001 - I used to work for Ardent Communications, which used to be CAIS Internet.


2001
Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd.
PRIMEDIA Inc.: emap/about.com
NewSouth Holdings, Inc.
Birch Telecom, Inc.
DSSI Group Holdings, LLC
Ardent Communications, Inc.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:03 AM
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4. Oh, goody! Can we finally go after POPPY??
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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:23 AM
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6. Don't forget, poppy and junior have
the ranch in Paraguay to go to when the hammer falls.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:25 AM
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7. I heard the old groundskeeper on the ranch, Adolf, is still doing well.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:11 PM
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12. Something somebody said about Paraguay recently, i forget
exactly what, I am not so sure they would harbor them if the law's a comin'........
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:20 AM
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5. A K, and an R.
This too needs to happen.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 04:32 AM
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8. KR4
Can we hear a "Fifth"?
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 04:34 AM
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9. no effing prob :-)
5.

informationclearinghouse for those who don't know why.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 07:37 AM
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10. Hey, BelgianMadCow! What's primed for the next big BFEE 'bust-out'?
From bob:



Bush Sr lobbies China for Citigroup bid

Former US president George Bush has pressed Beijing to support a bid by a consortium to purchase a stake in the country's Guangdong Development Bank.

A consortium, led by Citibank and including venture capital firm the Carlyle Group, is keen to buy a 24.1 billion yuan ($3 billion) share of the bank, the Chinese 21st Century Business Herald reports.

If ministers in Beijing approve the deal, the consortium will own 85 per cent of the troubled Guangdong Development Bank. Current Chinese rules state that no single foreign investor can own more than 20 per cent of any domestic bank and there is a 25 per cent cap on combined foreign investment.

George Bush Senior addressed a letter to the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs, stating: "On my personal behalf, I vigorously ask the Chinese government to support the US companies' efforts to buy into Guangdong Development Bank.

"I sincerely believe that the deal would be conducive to the overall development of the Sino-US relationship."

CONTINUED...

http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/12910.html



Thanks for the reminder about informationclearinghouse.
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 07:45 AM
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11. You tell ME :-)
you're the one with eight eyes...Citigroup hmmm House of Bush House of Saud.

The clearinghouse link I forgot to edit in was the following excellent documentary :
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.ht...
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:13 PM
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13. I'll kick that. - n/t
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