MEANWHILE IN HELSINKI, U.S. AMBASSADOR FINDS IT USEFUL TO BE DEPICTED IN BODY PAINT TO SHOW OF HIS EXTREME NARCISSISM………

I’m not a ”stuffed shirt”, but this guy is to be representing the US public, not his own accentuated narcissism. Loads on Bruce Oreck here.

FM his FB pages:  ”Frankly, they photoshopped my nipples away .. But the rest is all me …”

bruce oreck paint shirt

H/T: Vasara Hammer

OBAMA APPOINTED US AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND SENDS ‘HAPPY HOLIDAYS’ GREETINGS WITH PICTURE OF HIMSELF WITH NAKED MEN IN A SAUNA…….

 

What a narcissist, it’s really all about him.

My Finnish wife says it’s such an unprofessional act, and in bad taste, that she doubts Finns really find the humor in it.

oreck holiday greetings 2013

I have no respect for the man at all, his role of US ambassador is to represent the US people, not himself. I believe that he embodies the Obama presidency to a tee, someone who used whatever means to gain a position, and uses it to promote himself.

ORECK

This was Oreck’s 2012 ‘Happy Holiday’s greetings. The jerk can’t even wish the Finnish people a Merry Christmas, let alone his own fellow citizens.

NOTE: Bruce Oreck is a Democrat hack who bought his way into that ambassadorship, and in my opinion, solely to represent himself, by developing contacts in Finland to secure his greens business dealings long after his term is up. That’s what politicians and bureaucrats lacking virtue and a sense of humility, do.

mr.clean

H/T: Vasarahammer via Diplomatnews

 

BIG OBAMA FUNDRAISER-AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND BRUCE ORECK TO STAY ONE MORE YEAR AND OVERSEE MEGA-MILLION OVERHAUL OF U.S. EMBASSY IN HELSINKI……

 

I’ve been following this story of Mr.Bruce ‘not so clean’ Oreck, on and off for 4 years now.

mr.clean

Big time green/eco businessman and Obama fundraiser ($500 000 campaign contribution + Wife’s $100 000 for the inaugural ball in 2008) Bruce Oreck is going to stick it out and stay on for one more year in Helsinki. During the man’s tenure here in Finland, Oreck has overseen the securing of a major ‘green’ technology renovation of the US embassy, that’s costing the U.S. taxpayer over 120 million dollars.

He has also hosted Al Gore’s ‘evironmental speaking/business tour in Finland, which soon afterward resulted in Valmet Automotive getting a 540 million ‘loan’ to produce the Fiskars electric Karma automobile. According to this YLE article, the deal includes a powerhouse venture capital firm whose partners include former Vice President Al Gore. Can anyone else smell cronyism here?

NOTE: Apparently there’s lots of opportunity to throw some big money around at the tax payers’ expense. It’s disgusting to see all the back slapping and big money changing hands like this, which is nothing more than crony welfare capitalism, where special interests in government and in the business world use the taxpayer as an ITM. Since then the Fiskars venture went belly up, the money is lost, but rest assured lots of people hooked to the greens ‘investment’ made money on the deal.

US ambassador’s posting in Helsinki extended

The American ambassador to Finland, Bruce J. Oreck, is to remain in Finland until next spring.

Yhdysvaltain Suomen-suurlähettiläs Bruce Oreck.
Bruce Oreck Image: Yle

US Ambassador Bruce Oreck has extended his stay in Finland into next year. He was to have relinquished his post by the end of this year.

He is to remain in Finland to oversee completion of a massive renovation of the embassy. It includes a high-tech, low-energy Innovation Center that opened last February. The project cost more than 90 million euros.

Oreck took over the post in September 2009. A former real estate developer, corporate lawyer and competitive body-builder, he has maintained a high profile in the Finnish media. His wife, Cody Douglas Oreck, authored a book on Helsinki architecture, released a year ago by one of Finland’s largest publishers.

YLE:

US AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND BRUCE ORECK IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN………

 

Anyone who has read these pages for some time already know about this Obamabot crony capitalist ambassador, Bruce Oreck. Big donor to Obama ($500 000), and his wife to Obama’s inauguration ball ($100 000) in 2008, the long list of cronyism is a sickening read, there is no doubt in my mind over his influence in getting (al Gore connected) Finland’s Fiskars automobile manufacturer, millions of the U.S. taxpayers’ stimulus money, and now the venture has gone belly up.

I reported on Al Gore’s visit here in Finland a few years ago. It’s not a coincidence that Fiskars got the stimulus cash soon after Gore visited Finland, with greens guru Oreck in tow.

H/T: Sheik Yer’Mami

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS OUR AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND ON HIS CHRISTMAS CARD

  • Posted on December 21, 2012 at 8:01am by Jonathon M. Seidl Jonathon M. Seidl

THE BLAZE: There’s sending a Christmas card and then there’s ​sending a Christmas card​. U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck knows how to ​send a Christmas card. Get a load of his holiday greeting:

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US SPENDING BIG MONEY ON EMBASSY RENOVATION IN HELSINKI…….

 

This is about wasting the taxpayers’ money at a time when the US is hemorrhaging money that it doesn’t have. The Obama appointee ambassador, Bruce Oreck, who dumped $ 600 000 dollars into the coffers of the president’s campaign in 2008, and for his inaugural later on, (and curiously received an ambassadorship to Finland) is all giddy with excitement over the “green embassy project”.

Oreck is a greens advocate, is there any journalist with an ounce of curiosity over this guy and his deep pockets, and green energy connections with the Obama administration, willing to investigate this? There’s a story here in the making and for the taking. KGS

MORE HERE.

SOMETHING ROTTEN IN FINLAND, OBAMA ADMIN LOANS MONEY TO CAR COMPANY TO BUILD CARS IN FINLAND……..

 

Something rotten stinks here.

The Tundra Tabloids has been saying all along that something fishy has been going on with Bruce Oreck, the “green” businessman who pumped in over $500 000 into the Obama campaign and over $100 000 into his inaugoration before “landing” his current job US ambassador. Al-Gore just recently visited Finland a month and they announced that the US government is going to be spending over a 100 million on an innovation park at the embassy in Helsinki. There’s a story here waiting to be discovered, if only an investigative journalist had the gumption to do so. KGS

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

By MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) and RONNIE GREENE

ABC NEWS and iWATCH NEWS
Oct. 20, 2011
With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.

Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department’s $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland.

“There was no contract manufacturer in the U.S. that could actually produce our vehicle,” the car company’s founder and namesake told ABC News. “They don’t exist here.”

Henrik Fisker said the U.S. money so far has been spent on engineering and design work that stayed in the U.S., not on the 500 manufacturing jobs that went to a rural Finnish firm, Valmet Automotive.

“We’re not in the business of failing; we’re in the business of winning. So we make the right decision for the business,” Fisker said. “That’s why we went to Finland.”

The loan to Fisker is part of a $1 billion bet the Energy Department has made in two politically connected California-based electric carmakers producing sporty — and pricey — cutting-edge autos. Fisker Automotive, backed by a powerhouse venture capital firm whose partners include former Vice President Al Gore, predicts it will eventually be churning out tens of thousands of electric sports sedans at the shuttered GM factory it bought in Delaware. And Tesla Motors, whose prime backers include PayPal mogul Elon Musk and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, says it will do the same in a massive facility tooling up in Silicon Valley.

More here.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SPEND YET MORE MONEY IT DOESN’T HAVE ON ‘GREEN LEAGUE OF EMBASSIES’……..

 

Once again, all roads lead back to the cronyism embedded in the decision to hand Bruce Oreck the position of ambassador to Finland. Oreck back in 2008 handed over $500 000 dollars to Obama’s election campaign, and around $100 000 dollars more to help cover Obama’s inaugural expenses.

Now Al-Gore is invited to speak at an event kicking off an “innovation center” at the Helsinki embassy costing US taxpayers over $80 million dollars. The whole ‘greens gig’ is a ponzi scheme, something that couldn’t exist on its own without taxpayer support. If greens technology were of real private interest, businesses wouldn’t have a problem with finding investors.

This latest venture is mighty suspicious, especially in light of Oreck’s high profile “greens” pedigree and throwing money at Obama for the Helsinki ambassadorship. There is really something fishy going on here. Does Oreck currently have investments in any of the solar plants currently receiving US taxpayer funding through the Obama administration? Enquiring minds would like to know just how deep does the rabbit hole go? KGS

Oreck says further details will be released by the embassy in the next few days. The innovation centre is part of the US State Department’s League of Green Embassies project. This is a global network of over seventy diplomatic missions formulating a common agenda for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation. Member embassies aspire to introduce innovative solutions, influence individuals and institutions in host countries and to play an important role in mobilising public action.
YLE

NOTE: More likely it’s all about crony capitalism, who’s set to gain big time from the big increase in demand for ‘green products’, the solar businesses getting big government handouts I bet. If someone wants to do a little bit of digging, there’s a story waiting to be uncovered here.

Courtesy of Thewestistheverybest

A STORY OF CRONY CAPITALISM, SOLYNDRA AND US AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND BRUCE ORECK……..

 

Lets be perfectly clear here, while this is an excellent example of Democrat crony capitalism (a.k.a. corporate welfare) much of the same can be found with the GOP party leadership as well. It’s rife in both parties, and it’s that cronyism that is fueling the anger with average Tea Party participant. Tax and spend, incredible waste, coupled with shady deals that lands politicians with lucrative deals once they are in private life (and in many cases prior to their retirement).

Presidents handing out ambassadorships to cronies who plied their coffers with campaign money is something that has to end as well. The reason why the practice should end, is the business end potential of the ambassador position, these ambassadors are well placed as “intermediaries” for future business deals, being the “go to guy” if you need a contact in whatever country.

For an example, the US ambassador to Finland, Bruce J. Oreck (pictured), is a green tech bussinessman prior to being picked and assuming his post, and shoveled over half a million dollars to the Obama campaign:

 Bruce J. Oreck, for ambassador to Finland. Oreck, a lawyer who  previously served as general counsel and vice president of his family’s famous vacuum company, bundled more than $500,000 to Obama’s presidential campaign. He and his wife, Charlotte, also bundled another $75,000 Obama’s inauguration. (Existing disclosure requirements for inauguration bundlers don’t make it clear whether that includes his personal contribution of $50,000.) Along with his wife and children, he has contributed $261,550 to federal Democratic candidates, parties and committees since 1989. That includes $9,200 to Obama and $1,000 to Hillary Clinton last cycle. 

The Tundra Tabloids met the ambassador at a private function a couple of years ago in Helsinki, and let it be said, he has spent a lot of time traveling and visiting Finland’s green industry, and no doubt has made a lot of future contacts to be exploited once he leaves his post. That’s the nature of the gig, this sick form of back scratching that goes on inside both parties, and it has to end. KGS

BREITBART: “The Obama Administration fast tracked Solyndra’s loan application and now $535 million dollars of American tax payer money is gone along with 1,000 green jobs. How many more examples of green jobs failure do we need before we realize you can’t centrally plan economic prosperity?”

BIG OBAMA CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTING US AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND LECTURES ITS CITIZENS ON VOTING FOR TRUE FINNS, ALSO SMEARS TEA PARTY…….

According to US ambassador Bruce Orek, rejecting Obama’s Marxist/statist policies are the signs of a inward, backward looking people.

The Tundra Tabloids met this bureaucratic Mr.Clean look-alike and green tech promoter at a diplomatic function over a year ago, he failed to impress the TT back then, and he fails to impress now. In fact, the TT is so unimpressed with him, especially over this latest attack on the True Finns and the Tea Party, that he has earned the label of… Fecal head.

The U.S. Ambassador to Finland, Bruce Orek, was interviewed in the Finnish/Swedish language paper, Hufvudstadsbladet, who stated that the True Finns’ electoral victory in the recent parliamentary election reminds him of the Tea Party’s success in last mid term elections in the US. In fact he said that he “sees basic similarities between the True Finns and the Tea Party”.

But instead of  simply saying that it reflected the honest will of the people in response to the perceived (but in the TT’s opinion real) failed policies of Washington and Helsinki, he took to smearing the political movements of both countries as being both backward and inward looking.

It’s a highly arrogant and condescending opinion that’s shared by many a statist minded bureaucrat and politician; “How dare the people vote wrong, if they are not forward thinking (read = progressive/socialist) then they must be backward and inward thinking.” See how that works?

This Obama appointee would like nothing better than to see the US Tea Party go the way of the Dodo bird, and the break up of the True Finns. How dare they challenge the socialist/statist status quo! How dare they (the Tea Party) demand government to return to the Constitution and live within its clearly spelled out restrictions. How dare the True Finns demand a return to a sovereign state ruled by the Finnish parliament, not by unelected officials in Brussels. How dare they all! Indeed KGS

Hbl: The U.S. ambassador to Finland criticizes voters for the True Finns.

Sunday 06.19.2011 at 09.31

IltaSanomat: U.S. ambassador Bruce Oreck warns Finland of turning inwards, says Hufvudstadsbladet-Journal.

U.S. Ambassador to Finland, Bruce Oreck estimates in an interview with the Hufvudstadsbladet about the Finnish parliamentary election results.

Oreck sees some worrying features in the rise of the True Finns. He estimates that the True Finns have basic similarities with the conservative Tea Party which opposes the United States President Barack Obama.

– I believe that the True Finns as well as the U.S. Tea Party represent people who have anxiety about changes. They are looking back to the past, when everything was simpler. It is understandable, but one can not return to the past. Isolation from the rest of the world and the closure of borders would be a bad thing to Finland as well as for the world at large, Oreck said to the Hufvudstadsbladet.

According to Oreck, turning inward would hinder the spreading of on new ideas to Finland, and hinder trade.

NOTE: For Oreck, if you resist socialism, you resist change. The only thing that the True Finns and the Tea Party would spread, is freedom and liberty, something that this statist fears most.

HOPE-N-CHANGE PROMISES FALLS SHORT AS BUSINESS AS USUAL IN WASHINGTON SEES TOP FUNDRAISERS FOR OBAMA CAMPAIGN GET AMBASSADORSHIPS AROUND THE WORLD…….

Obama: Yeah I know what I said…..
When the Tundra Tabloids heard about the man selected to be the new US ambassador to Finland, Bruce Orek, the first thought was, “how much did he contribute to the Obama campaign?”
Bruce Oreck may very well turn out to be a fine ambassador for the US, that’s not in question here, but Obama’s decision to name political appointees to top government positions which is a gross contradiction of his repeated promises for “change” in American politics.
Yes, Republicans are as guilty as the Democrats with the practice of rewarding top campaign fund raisers with cushy appointments abroad, but Obama gave the American people the repeated promise that “business as usual” in Washington would end with his being selected as president.

It was all of course a bald faced lie, but what makes Obama’s decision to appointment long time financial contributer Bruce Oreck as ambassador to Finland, so blatantly “business as usual” and therefore a major breach of Obama’s supposedly “new brand of Washington ethics”, is that Bruce Oreck is involved in the eco business sector.

While his organization Zero Carbon Initiative does not solicit funds, he stands to make extensive contacts within the Finnish green eco-business sector, and as everyone should know, ambassadorships, especially in key places around the globe, offer a unique opportunity to develop profitable business contacts in the country they are stationed, and than act as middlemen after they leave their position which translates into their becoming highly paid “advisors” for firms wanting to establish business contacts in the country in question.

So it’s all win win for the ambassador once he or she leaves the embassy and heads back home. So Ambassador Bruce Oreck’s green business interests are of great significance for his landing the top spot in Finland, which is a state on the cutting edge of high-tech innovations. This appointment was not a fluke, it’s a real example of Washington’s “business as usual” way of doing things, which Obama’s “hope-n-change” promises look mighty shallow. KGS

He may have promised to change Washington, but President Barack Obama is continuing one of its most renowned patronage traditions: bestowing prized ambassadorships on big donors.
Of the nearly 80 ambassadorship nominations or confirmations since Obama’s Inauguration, 56 percent were given to political appointees and 44 percent have gone to career diplomats, according to records kept by the American Foreign Service Association.
The latest nomination came this week, when Beatrice Wilkinson Welters was nominated to serve as ambassador to the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.
Welters, a longtime advocate for underprivileged children, and her husband, Anthony, an executive with UnitedHealth Group, generated between $200,000 and $500,000 in donations to Obama’s presidential campaign and an additional $100,000 for his Inauguration, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks political giving.
The Welters can be counted among the nearly two dozen Obama bundlers — fundraisers who together organized and solicited more than $10 million in donations during the 2008 campaign — who now are being dispatched to some of the world’s greatest cities.

More here.