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  1. Global Uncertainty and Doubt Today we are living in the most interconnected world in the history of mankind. What happens in one major country affects many others. We all know that economic cycles go up and down, yet this interconnectedness also puts us more at risk. In 2008, these lows included failed banks which Western governments "bailed out." Will this happen again? It is unlikely, as most of those governments have since written into law that too-big-to-fail banks will no longer be bailed out by taxpayers. The next time, "bail-in's" will be the solution. If this term is new to you, this is when depositors' funds are used to save the banks—deposits in checking and savings accounts like yours and mine. In 2013, the small European country of Cyprus experienced the first bail-in. Up to 60% of deposits were seized by bank regulators to bail out the bank and capital controls were imposed on all Cypriot banks for over a year. People did not burn down the banks, so governments know that people are likely to allow it to happen again. Could this happen in the United States? The U.S., Canada, and the E.U. have all quietly passed bail-in laws over the past several years in anticipation of another bank failure. As for those bank insurance funds (like the FDIC), don't count on it. There isn't enough money in that fund to bail out depositors of even one too-big-to-fail bank. Received in my email through subscription: Your Own Home Overseas <> Reply| Thu 3/2/2017 6:03 AM, Bitcoin's Time Has Come...And Here's Why By Marc A. Carignan
  2. How'd you like last Saturday's game? Just askin'.....(GO COWBOYS!)
  3. Just another day at the office!
  4. Not DV!!!!! Be serious! I'm talking about Texas. I'm an Okie born and bred, but I've been a Cowboy's fan since I was a kid!
  5. Really boss? You seem to forget how many of your mods and staff live in the only state that used to be it's own country! And I don't even like being here...but really!
  6. While I was there last year visiting one of the owners of The Placencia Lord Ashcroft's yacht was docked there having a party. The owner, Wayne Robbins, was telling me that he is known as a modern day pirate in some circles. He pulls a lot of weight in the Caribbean. I have no doubt that there is truth in the article. Also, while there in January, I spoke to a couple of folks in banking and did some reading in the local newspapers. It seems that many Belizean banks are difficulty with FATCA and Major Credit Card companies. If they want to continue to do business in USD for cc transactions they have to have a US affiliate relationship. In order to do this, they have to be FATCA compliant and it is incredibly expensive and taxing on their already burdened economy. There are a few banks who only do transactions in Belizean $ and it's not an issue, but losing the ability to conduct USD cc transactions could have a major impact on the tourist trade. Just added info I thought about. Not related to the article in question.
  7. There has been much discussion over this topic. Adam's take on it is that 3 zeros will be deleted to the right of the decimal point: $0.00089 becomes $.89. He backs this up with much research and knowledge.
  9. You got that right Snow! I started young in restaurant mgt. Ken's Pizza in Owasso. It's the Taco Bell off 86th and 169 now. Taco Tico, Hardees in Sand Springs and the one just before you get on the Toll way to OKC. Now I'm in Health care mgt. Worked at St. Francis South, Tulsa Bone And Joint, etc. Now I'm in Dallas. Sure do miss home though. Lots of work down this way. Just have to be willing to move. Let me know if I can help!
  10. I-44 and Sheridan or somewhere over on Peoria? Not that I have ever gone there!
  11. Did it hurt, or was it soft sand?
  12. Makes ya love that 2nd passport option, doesn't it?!
  13. I'm not sure if it's simply a move of like-minded people or what, but I've been hearing a lot of chatter on this subject as well. The Bible tells us that no one knows the exact hour or day, but it does tell us we should be informed enough to know the season. I have to agree that this is the beginning...birth pains, if you will...of something that needs our attention. Last week's message was on this. The pastor's theory is that we will not be swooped away and miss all the hard work, but are put here to be salt and light. We will be protected in many ways, but this will be God's final show to the universe and its principalities, powers, mights and dominions as to who the true God is. We are not pawns put here for the amusement of some esoteric chess gamers. We have meaning, destiny and a purpose. I'm with you KCW. I'll help police the thread and try to keep the comments from becoming personal attacks, as usual. Take the lead. I think it's obvious we've got your back!
  14. NYK, It is not the passion that is being moderated. It is the negative expression of that passion being directed at other members who express their opinions as well. You expressed your opinion in the post quoted with respect. Absolutely no problem there! The problem comes when a fellow DV member is bashed, bullied and degraded because their opinion doesn't match someone else's.
  15. Hi SGTFury, I understand you have some very strong feelings on this. Please understand that I am also a MOD on DV. I appealed in a kind way to you and TPSprayduster to keep your comments from becoming personal attacks. I urge you once again in this way to do so. By all means, express your opinions about public figures, policies, world events, etc. However, personal attacks against other members, name calling, and derogatory remarks are going too far. I've hidden your posts which go too far and have asked other MODS and Adam to review them to make sure I'm right. If they agree, they will stay hidden. If not, they will be unhidden. Thanks!