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  2. Congratulations Big Guy!!! You Da Man
  3. Thanks Shabs, we can agree on that. I am tired of 2 sets of rules in our society today. One for the political class and elites who can do and say ANYTHING and virtually pay no price and everyone else who if you drop a fingernail on the street you get sent to jail for littering.
  4. Working on it. Correct. Not just talking to you but to all of us, myself included.
  5. Oh kind of like when you tell someone to “Stop acting like a dweeb” Then say I wasn’t calling you a dweeb I just said don’t act like one. Hiding behind syntax don’t cut it either. It’s rude and disrespectful to the people who post.
  6. Deputy stresses the importance of changing the nature of the next budget towards the development of the country's resources Policy 2019-11-22 | 09:08 Source: Alsumaria News 335 views Al-Fateh MP Mohammed Karim al-Baldawi stressed on Friday the importance of changing the nature of the coming budget and be towards the development of the country's resources and not as classic as its predecessors. Al-Baldawi said in an interview with Alsumaria News, "The government today, working to complete the requirements of the next budget," noting that "the budget was delayed for several reasons, including the state of confusion that occurred as a result of the demonstrations and the government's preoccupation with the process of reforms." He added: "We and through channels of communication with the government we follow the process of completing the budget and include reforms that have been voted in the House of Representatives in addition to other reforms that will be completed." He pointed out that "efforts are focused to be the next budget in which it is possible to increase investment imports, and not be a classic budget like its predecessors, but turned into goals and programs through which to improve performance and move a step towards the budget legislation with goals and plans in the interest of the people." Al-Baldawi explained that "among the points that have been previously diagnosed and we are working to remedy the next budget, is the importance of a gesture and a breakthrough towards changing the nature of the budget and be towards the development of the country's resources and realistic and not just numbers."
  7. I'm so excited, just found out that I'm gonna be a DADDY again.
  8. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting documentation on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s work in Ukraine on Thursday, as the week’s public impeachment inquiry hearings in the House drew to a close. In his two-page letter, Graham asked for a number of call transcripts, notes and communications involving Joe Biden, former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, former Secretary of State John Kerry, a former Ukrainian prosecutor and people connected to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. While the impeachment proceedings target President Donald Trump’s dealings with current Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump’s Republican supporters have attempted to steer the discussion toward the Bidens, claiming that the father-son pair were involved in Ukrainian corruption. The anti-Biden theory may stem from the work of right-wing columnist John Solomon, who has used his writing to elevate questionable sources. Although no evidence has emerged to support the theory, some Republicans are now loudly alleging that then-Vice President Biden pushed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor, who may or may not really have been investigating Burisma, in order to shield Hunter Biden, who served on Burisma’s board at the time. In fact, many officials back then ― including Republicans ― thought that the prosecutor in question was ineffective against corruption and that his office needed to be reformed. That was a view shared by the Obama administration and key European allies. Nevertheless, Graham made a tenuous connection between Hunter Biden and Ukrainian corruption in his letter. On the same day in 2016 that Ukrainian officials raided the home of Burisma’s founder, Graham wrote, Hunter Biden began following a State Department official on Twitter. Graham suggested that fact indicated that “the two may have initiated conversations regarding Prosecutor General [Viktor] Shokin’s investigation into Burisma.” The date was Feb. 4, 2016. In the weeks afterward, Graham wrote, Joe Biden held several phone conversations with then-President Poroshenko to discuss removing Shokin over allegations that he himself was corrupt. The prosecutor was removed on March 29, 2016. Graham’s request covers communications between the parties from the day Hunter Biden followed then-Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Twitter to the day of Shokin’s ouster. The senator did not specify a deadline for the materials’ delivery. In the ongoing impeachment inquiry, witnesses have bolstered allegations that Trump leveraged military aid and a coveted White House meeting to improperly pressure the current Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens. Joe Biden is among the many Democrats seeking to take on Trump in the 2020 presidential election and several national polls have consistently shown Biden leading the president in hypothetical match-ups. MSM always lies right? B/A
  9. 2019/11/21 20:23 The number of readings 140 Section: Iraq The "third party" issue will push the defense minister to parliament next week BAGHDAD / Obelisk: The crisis of the "third party" is still chasing the Minister of Defense, Najah al-Shammari, who will be presented by parliament, the parliament, next week. According to legal experts, the leaked documents from the Ministry of Defense regarding the tear bombs, it would require the dismissal of the Minister of Defense, pointing out that the results of the investigation on the nature of the use of these bombs, whether to combat riots, or for military purposes, will bring other cases. The House of Representatives is working to bring Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari, in parliament, late next week, against the backdrop of his recent statements accusing a third party of importing anti-riot weapons. Legal expert Ali al-Tamimi, Thursday, November 21, 2019, said that the leaked documents on the purchase of tear-gas bombs by the Ministry of Defense will be investigated by the prosecution, while making clear that the statements of Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari, the existence of a third party used tear-gas bombs to protesters "will be discussed within The House of Representatives may go to dismiss him or withdraw confidence. " Al-Tamimi told Al-Obala that "the prosecution will investigate the leaked documents about the purchase of tear-gas bombs by involving a number of military experts," pointing out that "the investigation will include whether these bombs are used to combat riot or harmful bombs, and this entails judicial consequences Other. " He added, "The House of Representatives should take its supervisory role to follow up the statements of the Minister of Defense, Najah al-Shammari, on the third party, which used ammunition bombs to tear the demonstrators," noting that "the dismissal of Shammari and withdraw confidence will be the most prominent options in the House of Representatives in the absence of a third party behind The demonstrators were hit by tear gas. ” The Fatah alliance said on Thursday that documents circulating on the purchase of ammunition bombs from Serbia condemned the defense minister, Najah al-Shammari, who denied the purchase, and accused a third party without disclosing, while clarifying that Shammari's statements are an attempt to evade security responsibility. Meanwhile, Wisdom Current MP Jassim al-Bukhati announced on Thursday moves to bring Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari in parliament late next week on the back of his recent statements accusing a third party of importing riot control weapons. Bakhati said that "the statements of Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari must not go unnoticed after accusing a third party of importing anti-riot weapons, which were caused by many demonstrators." He stressed, "The Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee is keen to bring him to the Parliament to investigate those statements made and to find out the reality of the importer." The Obeliskقضية-الطرف-الثالث-تدفع-بوزير-الدفاع-الى-البرلمان-الاسبوع-المقبل-وحراك-نيابي-لسحب-الثقة-عنه
  10. Alsumaria News publishes the text of the statement Sistani reference today on the demonstrations Policy 2019-11-22 | 05:26 29,620 views 22 November 2019 The text read: In the name of God the Merciful Dear brothers and sisters, We read first of all the text of what we received from the Office of His Eminence (long as his shadow) in Najaf, which is: The religious authority has made clear its position on the peaceful protests calling for reform in last Friday's sermon through several points, including stressing its peacefulness and free from violence and vandalism, stressing the sanctity of Iraqi blood, and the need for political forces to respond to the rightful demands of the protesters, Emphasizes the need to expedite the completion of the electoral law and the Electoral Commission as described in that speech, as they pave the way to overcome the great crisis experienced by the country.
  11. Tension between Iraq defense minister and Iranian-backed faction peaks Demonstrators gesture as they take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad on Thursday. (Reuters) Updated 22 November 2019 SUADAD AL-SALHY November 22, 201904:47 1966 ‘Third party’ accused of killings as documents show ministry had tear gas canisters in warehouses imported from Serbia BAGHDAD: Tension between Iraqi Defense Minister Najah Al-Shammari and several Iranian-backed armed factions peaked on Thursday after documents emerged showing the Iraqi Defense Ministry had tear gas canisters in its warehouses imported from Serbia years ago. Baghdad and nine southern Shiite-dominated provinces have been witnessing anti-government demonstrations since Oct. 1. More than 300 demonstrators have died and about 16,000 have been injured so far, mostly in Baghdad, by tear gas and live bullets used by Iraqi forces to quell the protests. In an earlier television interview, Al-Shammari said Iraqi security forces had not shot at demonstrators and that orders since October had been clear that no live bullets should be used to deal with the protesters. Al-Shammari also said tear gas that killed dozens of demonstrators after they were hit directly in the head and chest by canisters was not imported by the Iraqi government. He accused a “third party” of killing the demonstrators. “Third parties fired (at the demonstrators) in an attempt to make the conflict seem between security forces and demonstrators,” Al-Shammari said. “A third party has been killing protesters and security forces.” Since the start of the protests, the majority of Iraqis have used specific words to describe the demonstrators, security forces, and armed factions supporting the government. The “third party” is the description used to describe Iranian-backed factions to differentiate between them and security forces, often referred to as the “second party,” while describing the demonstrators as the “first party”. “Third party” became a term of ridicule after Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi unintentionally used it several times in a statements to shirk responsibility for killings, kidnappings and arrests of protesters, activists, journalists and even officials. The defense minister’s allegations have angered a number of Iranian-backed armed factions and their associated security and military leaders. He has also faced charges of forgery, manipulation of official records and lying. On Thursday, the Resistance Media Network, a group of Iranian-funded channels, distributed documents revealing that the Iraqi Ministry of Defense had imported tear gas, smoke and sound bombs, rifles and other riot gear from Serbia under a contract entered into by the Ministry with Yugo Import SDPR in 2007. Another document revealed the quantity and types of equipment and weapons used by riot police and government-affiliated forces during the past seven weeks, starting from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18, clearly indicating that the Ministry of Defense forces used thousands of tear gas canisters during that period. Similarly damaging for the defense minister were links to press reports in the Swedish media about Al-Shammari, indicating that the minister, who has been living in Sweden since 2007 and holds Swedish citizenship, is registered there as exempt from work and taxes, and enjoys a pension and free health care as a result of poor mental health. Iraqi security and military figures have confirmed the involvement of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and field commander of Iranian operations in Iraq in the suppression of demonstrators. “The minister is under tremendous pressure now,” a senior military commander told Arab News. “He revealed their (Iranian-backed factions) involvement in the killing of protesters. Although he did not name them, it was clear who was meant by the ‘third party’. “To be honest, he (Al-Shammari) refused to use violence against demonstrators when he was asked to do so. Then these statements came out to destroy his political future. “They (Iranian-backed factions) decided to terminate him politically, so these files began to appear both inside and outside Iraq.”
  12. 2019/11/22 03:19:10 PM 142 Hakim warns of the procrastination of the demands of the demonstrators Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press: The head of the civil wisdom movement Ammar al-Hakim, on Friday, full support for what was stated in the speech of the supreme authority in Najaf, and warns of procrastination and complacency in the implementation of the demands of the demonstrators. Al-Hakim said in a statement received by Al-Ghad Press, "We renew our full support for the directives shown by the Supreme Religious Authority, especially with regard to the adoption of a fair electoral law that does not monopolize the political decision and a commission characterized by professionalism, independence and integrity as soon as possible." He stressed that "this requirement will restore the confidence of the people and their participation in the task of running the state through executive and legislative positions." Hakim warned of "complacency, procrastination and procrastination in the implementation of the demands of peaceful demonstrators," noting that "will work to implement with other parliamentary blocs within the specified time limit."
  13. The House of Representatives interrogates two ministers 22/11/2019 13:34:00 The House of Representatives interrogates two ministers The deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, said that the House of Representatives will next week to question two ministers in the federal government. MP Al-Fadel, a member of the parliamentary legal committee, said in a special statement to PUKmedia: The House of Representatives will next week question the ministers of industry and agriculture in the federal government. She added: The process of questioning the Minister of Industry will be in a session on Saturday, and the Minister of Agriculture in a session on Thursday next week. She continued: The questioning will be about the mechanism of work and performance of ministries, noting that the process of questioning ministers and officials in the federal government will continue and there are other ministers and officials will be questioned within the House of Representatives.
  14. Ghadhban: Kurdistan may start delivering oil to Baghdad in 2020 Slider 22/11/2019 51 Clackamsh Press / Continue Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said the Kurdistan region could start delivering 250,000 barrels per day of oil to the federal government in Baghdad by early 2020. "The oil will be delivered to the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO), which will export it via a pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan," Ghadhban said in a television interview late on Thursday. He added, "The provincial government is committed to deliver at least 250 thousand barrels per day to the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) for sale in Ceyhan, Turkey and resources (revenues), like other resources come to the budget" federal ». Kurdistan's oil exports have long been a source of friction with Baghdad. The Kurds, who control Iraq's only northern pipeline, have been exporting oil independently since 2013. Exports from Kirkuk resumed in 2018 after a year-long suspension following an unsuccessful attempt by the region for independence. Relations with the governments of Baghdad and Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region, have improved. As part of the 2018 and 2019 budgets, the KRG agreed to send 250,000 barrels per day to federal authorities in return for Baghdad's payment of government salaries. The minister said: `` The federal budget law of 2019 is very clear on the rights and obligations of the parties, the federal government and the government of the region, '' adding that the Kurds have not sent any oil so far. "This could change in 2020, and I have told Somo officials to prepare themselves to receive 250,000 barrels per day from the beginning of next year because that is what I understand so far from the understandings."
  15. Exclusive: Bolsonaro is turning back the clock on Brazil, says Lula da Silva The former union leader and two-term president said his mission now was to “battle for democracy” Sam Cowie in São Paulo Fri 22 Nov 2019 07.30 GMT We’ve already got a climate crisis – let’s not turn it into a culture war Shouting slogans won’t change anyone’s mind. We activists must engage even with those whose views we find abhorrent Fri 22 Nov 2019 10.01 GMT Last modified on Fri 22 Nov 2019 10.56 GMT Alice Bell I’m a multimillionaire – and I think the tax system doesn’t serve most Americans As a CEO, it’s clear my peers do not take their tax savings and reinvest it in higher wages and job creation – they tend to keep it all for themselves Stephen Prince Fri 22 Nov 2019 11.14 GMT Last modified on Fri 22 Nov 2019 12.32 GMT How Hong Kong's local elections have become a proxy vote on the protests This weekend the government and protest movement claims of public support will be put to the test at the polling booth Emma Graham-Harrison in Hong Kong Fri 22 Nov 2019 02.59 GMT El Salvador: a nation held hostage – a photo essay El Salvador is commonly considered the deadliest place in the world that is not a war zone, but it may as well be one. The defence ministry estimates that as many as 500,000 of the country’s 6.5 million people are involved in gangs Fri 22 Nov 2019 07.00 GMT by Tariq Zaidi 'This is meant to be a caring country?': refugees battle the cold in Madrid Having fled violence in Venezuela, El Salvador and beyond, migrants are facing a fresh struggle in Spain Sam Jones in Madrid Fri 22 Nov 2019 11.30 GMT
  16. Well....first off thanks for the post Yota you have always posted the pulse of what's going on. Secondly I hope the Iraqi citizens have enough resolve left after all these years of enduring corruption to make change manifest in their favor.
  17. The House of Representatives intends to vote on a number of important laws 22/11/2019 15:32:00 The House of Representatives intends to vote on a number of important laws The House of Representatives intends to vote on a number of important bills in its upcoming sessions, including the Federal Court Law. The MP for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan diamond Fadel during a special statement to PUKmedia: The House of Representatives will seek during its next sessions to legislate a number of important laws that have reached the parliamentary legal committee. She added a member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee: The House of Representatives will work on the legislation of the Health Insurance Law and the Federal Court Law, which there are political disputes about it and the laws of the Council of the Union and the High Commissioner for elections and elections to the House of Representatives. She pointed out that those laws will be in the priorities of the work of the Legal Committee to prepare and submit to the House of Representatives for a vote.
  18. Chinese president: We want to make a deal but we are not afraid of trade war 22 November 2019 03:39 PM Direct: Chinese President Xi Jinping , said Beijing would like to reach a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to return again for retaliatory action. Xi Jinping, in comments to a visiting US business delegation, said Friday that China has a positive outlook on trade talks, citing the Associated Press. "As we always say, we don't want to start a trade war, but we don't fear it," he said. "If necessary, we will fight again, but we are actively working to avoid a trade war." The US delegation was in Beijing this week to attend the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, including former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, former US Trade Representative Mike Froman and other dignitaries. During the meeting with the US delegation, Xi Jinbin reiterated China's position that the trade deal requires equality and mutual respect. "We want to work on the first phase of the agreement on the basis of equality and mutual respect," he said.
  19. All anybody can hope for is equal rules for all. GO RV, then BV
  20. Mesopotamia: continue to spend money to private outlets in our branches Date: 2019/11/22 9:47 • 186 times read Rafidain Bank confirmed that its branches spread in Baghdad and the provinces continue to spend money to the owners of private outlets. The bank's media office said in a statement received by the Euphrates News that a meeting was held between the bank's general manager, Afrah Mohammed, and the president of the Association of Private Ports Owners. . He pointed out that "the meeting also touched on the development of a joint plan to avoid the recurrence of such cases," pointing out that "the bank has sufficient liquidity to distribute the salaries of employees and retirees and the entitlements of the owners of private outlets offices and other categories without interruption after the allocation of large amounts of money to feed its branches." He called on "employees, retirees and owners of outlets to visit his branches or any body and receive their salaries at any time."
  21. Finance Ministry reveals new salary scale and "fair" Release date:: 2019/11/22 12:48 • 829 times read The head of the parliamentary Finance Committee Haitham al-Jubouri, on Friday, a new salary scale to be adopted during the coming period in cooperation between parliament and the government. Jubouri said in a press statement that "the Finance Committee held a meeting to examine the foundations and frameworks through which the government can commit to a fair salary scale," pointing out that "the development of a new salary scale is the authority of the government being responsible for fiscal policy, and is the one who sets salaries as available In the treasury, the work of the Finance Committee is to establish general frameworks such as setting the upper and lower wages, as well as in determining the provisions. " He added: "There is a trend to determine the highest salary in the state, as well as that the nominal salary of the upper limit of four times the minimum salary, in order to reduce the differences." "Allowances will be given to those who do not have provisions under the previous laws and according to financial abundance," he said
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  23. Secret bunkers and mountain hideouts: hunting Italy's mafia bosses The Cacciatori unit searches the rugged landscape of Calabria for fugitives who have dug themselves deep into the earth by Lorenzo Tondo in Vibo Valentia, Calabria List of fugitives, at the Carabinieri barracks in Vibo Valentia, captured from 1992 by Squadrone Carabinieri Eliportato ‘Cacciatori Calabria’ Photograph: Alessio Mamo/The Guardian More pics
  24. A security expert reveals an American attempt to create a coalition of its allies in Iraq By mustafa k 22/11/2019 02:35 PM | Read Ahd News - Baghdad Security expert Ahmed al-Sharifi revealed that America is seeking to create a coalition of its allies in Iraq. Sharifi said in an interview with "Covenant", on Friday, that "there are several possibilities for the continuation of demonstrations, including the demand for international pressure," noting that "all possibilities are open, including the presence of international intervention obliging the government to make a radical change or the resignation of the government." "There are chances that America will play a role towards the emergency government and make a radical change to change the equation in Iraq towards a system of alliances of America and this is not far." "The American project was with the rise of Donald Trump to power, which was talking about the strategy of double containment directed at Iran and China," Sharifi said, stressing that "the strategic node through which this project is implemented is Iraq because it contains the Iranian role for regional expansion by isolating Lebanon Syria and Iran, and internationally cut the Silk Road Line, which reaches the Mediterranean basin through the country to China.
  25. 2019/11/22 02:52:07 PM 638 Tribal sheikhs threatened Abdul Mahdi to take up arms to protect the demonstrators and implement their demands by force Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press: Sheikh Mohammed al-Fahad Kassar Halas, clan leader of Al-Ayoun tribes in the province of Muthanna, said Friday that tribal elders threatened Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take up arms to protect the demonstrators and implement their demands by force. "Behind the scenes of the tribal sheikhs meeting with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, the number of tribal sheikhs who met with Adel Abdul Mahdi reached nearly 50 tribal sheikhs from Basra, Dhi Qar, Maysan, Muthanna and a number of tribal sheikhs in the middle Euphrates," Hallas told Al-Ghad Press. He explained that "the tribal elders have presented to Abdul-Mahdi several demands and they share the demands of the demonstrators now protesting in the yards of the sit-in a number of provinces." "The most prominent demands that have been made to the prime minister are the amendment of the current Iraqi constitution, the approval of the election law in accordance with the will of the people and the change of the current commission and its law, and work to bring the corrupt as soon as possible to the judiciary, especially the large corrupt heads," Hallas said. He added, "The demands also included the allocation of a monthly salary through the ration card for citizens who do not have a monthly income, and compensate the martyrs of the demonstrators financially and morally, and the allocation of plots of land to all the people of the Iraqi people who were not previously beneficiaries." He explained that "the demands stressed the need to cancel the local councils in the districts and districts because the harm more than useful, as well as work to extinguish all debts owed by citizens." He revealed that "the sheikhs of the tribes told Abdul Mahdi that their visit will provoke widespread controversy in the street." "The meeting was concluded by tribal elders with a firm message to Abdul Mahdi that this time we are peaceful, and next time we will take armed men to the street to protect the demonstrators and implement their demands by force."
  26. Delphi: There is no immunity for officials before this law 09:00 - 22/11/2019 0 Information / special .. The deputy of the victory coalition Alaa Delphi, Friday, that the law from where you will include everyone in the power and those who have become outside, pointing out that officials will not have immunity before this law and will be held accountable by the judiciary and integrity for what they possess. Delphi said in a statement to the information, that "the law from where you will fight a lot of cases of corruption that have continued since 2003 and to this day, and is a bullet of mercy in the body of many politicians, ministers and general managers." He added that "Parliament is determined to legislate all laws that eliminate corruption and spoilers, to be recovered the money they stole and returned to the state." And that "the law from where you get this, will not keep any immunity to officials, and will include large and small in the state, and will make Iraq on the right track to maintain public money and will give the judiciary more room to issue verdicts against spoilers." He stressed that "the judiciary and integrity are responsible for the implementation of this law, where the files will not be referred by Parliament, as it will be confined files (where you get this) to include all of them without exception." Finished 25 N
  27. Iranian military commander: Washington must protect its soldiers in the Gulf 2019-11-22 06:40:21 The commander of the headquarters of the "Seal of Prophets", Major General Ghulam Ali Rashid Washington, warned of any folly in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, and said that it should take responsibility to protect its soldiers there, and avoid the folly. He said in a statement on the sidelines of the exercises "Defenders of the sky of the state 98": "The Islamic Republic of Iran did not and will not seek war, but will firmly defend the interests of the Iranian people and the country in the face of any threat. `` As the commander of Khatam al-Anbiya headquarters, I am warning from the air defense maneuvers to the enemies of the Iranian people, especially the Americans, that the US government should avoid any folly in the region, especially the Gulf region and the Strait of Hormuz, and take responsibility for protecting the lives of American soldiers. "Statements and sending messages are not enough to prevent war, but appropriate action and behavior are required." "Our armed forces, made up of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army and the Revolutionary Guards, using all available capability tools, and through intelligence oversight and monitoring of enemy actions, not only assess threats on a permanent basis, but are fully prepared for any defensive and offensive threat." In the past three weeks, we have conducted large air defense maneuvers in central Iran over an area of more than 400,000 square kilometers.These maneuvers were planned and carried out by the Air Defense Forces of the Army and the Revolutionary Guards and all potentials in the country could be mobilized.
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