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  1. WRITTEN BY A 21 YEAR OLD FEMALE I am going to let the Republican nominee know that we have found him a VP from Texas that truly understands the situation at hand. Wow, this girl has a great plan! Love the last thing she would do the best. This was written by a 21 year old female who gets it. It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion. This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX , Nov 18, 2011 PUT ME IN CHARGE . . . Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job. Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job. Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your ” home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place. In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..” Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem. If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices. AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
    12 points
  2. From another source... Iraq Taxes & Tariffs Law Ready For Implementation. In few days, Iraq will be implementing taxes and tariffs law amidst traders and observers’ discontent after they called not to rush the law implementation before its finalization. Finance Ministry more specifically the General Commission for Customs insists upon implementing the law by end of June by virtue of the ministry’s executive authorities that do not permit to stop the law execution. “Finance Minister announced, two months ago, that it will start implementing taxes and tariffs law,” Fouad Hassan Suheil from the General Commission for customs said explaining that the commission already trained its employees to operate on borders. Iraqi parliament sees in this law a step towards Iraq entering World Trade Organization and protecting its local production regardless of lack of products protection and consumer’s protection laws that ought to be operating when taxes and tariffs law is implemented. Read more. See link below... http://bit.ly/NjSgUQ Ordinary Iraqi citizens are struggling right now with massive unemployment & poverty. A 50% duty imposed on all imported goods & sevices will strain the Iraqi people yet even more. Relief may soon be on the way in the form of sudden increase purchasing power. Could this be a positive sign of great things to come? Your thoughts on this.
    12 points
  3. CNN. Broadcasting While Checking Behind The Shower Curtain To Make Sure That A Crazed Killer Isn't Hiding Behind It. Oh Look ! I Found One ..... 6-8-2012 Intel Guru Frank26 one of the WTO prerequisites is to have an internationally recognizable and tradable currency in order for them to be full member. The only way that’s going to happen is for them to be accepted as part of the world economic community. This is why...the UNSC, which is the USA, will not give them the keys to their shackles, the final part of chapter 7, until they raise the value of their currency; because that is one of the prerequisites to enter the WTO, which also is the USA. Do you see the catch 22? We are in control. We will not allow them to do anything until they know what they are doing with their currency. From the 7th – 15th we are looking for the birth [RV?] to be announced. Then on the 15th the UNSC can give Iraq Chapter 7. If not they will be moved over to next month and so will the tariffs on the 30th.
    7 points
  4. I hope everyone will read and heed the requests of Dr Paul and Rand Paul. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/tygrrrr-express/2012/jun/7/ron-paul-and-rand-paul-back-mitt-romney/ Ron Paul and Rand Paul back Mitt Romney FORT WORTH (DALLAS), TEXAS, June 8, 2012 – Today is a day to praise Ron Paul and Rand Paul. Yes, I said it. Yes, this Neocon still disagrees with Ron Paul on foreign policy. Yes, there is enough animosity between many Paul supporters and me to start a small undeclared war. Yet the biggest question mark about Dr. Paul and his son was whether they would fall into line when push came to shove. They did. Without sacrificing their principles. At the Texas GOP Convention, Ron Paul addressed the issue that frustrates many people (including me) who like and respect Dr. Paul personally. The vocal, unbendable supporters that were/are unwilling to accept any outcome other than Dr. Paul in the White House. Diligence and support are good, however, too many of them are militant and abusive toward anyone disagreeing with them. My personal criticism of Dr. Paul is that he never reined those vocal supporters in. Until now. On the first day of the largest state convention in calendar year 2012, he told his supporters that upon arriving in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, they were to "be respectful." This is a big deal. Maybe they will listen. Dr. Paul's son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, also offered a major olive branch later in the evening by officially endorsing Governor Romney and pledging to actively campaign for him. This is another big deal. The Paul campaign was running the risk of being seen as spiteful. This was the same charge leveled at Mike Huckabee in 2008 when he, and his supporters, stayed in the race a bit too long. Some critics of Dr. Paul will say that he took far too long to do the right thing, bu this is an unfair criticism. When one invests emotionally in a cause they deeply believe in, letting go is difficult. It is like telling an athlete to retire when the mind still wants to do things the body can no longer do. It is human nature for people to want to "go out" on their own terms. The bottom line is that Dr. Paul and his son do not appear to be trying to blow up the Republican Party. They seem to realize that they have a better chance of advancing their goals in the long run by working within the system. For all the talk about being revolutionaries, Dr. Paul wants to see his movement become mainstream. This has always been where Dr. Paul diverges from his most hard-core supporters. They often want an all-or-nothing approach, leaving them marginalized. Dr. Paul is willing to take what he can get now and come back for the rest later. This is not "selling out." This is "pragmatism," which does not have to be a dirty word. While many of his supporters cross the line, Dr. Paul himself is a polite individual. I have met him several times. He is a gentleman, and a rather funny and likable one at that. He ran an impressive race. Yet in the end, Mitt Romney won. This should not be a source of shame for Dr. Paul, since none of the other candidates toppled Mr. Romney either. Many Paul supporters have said that they will only vote for Ron Paul. Now that even Rand Paul has publicly supported Romney, Paul supporters should do the same. There will be times when Paul supporters will be frustrated with Mr. Romney, this is going to be true of any President. The same can be said about Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum supporters. But not everyone is going to agree all the time. If everyone agreed 100% of the time there would be no need for elections. If President Obama gets reelected, the Paul supporters get absolutely nothing even though some of them see zero difference between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney. This is plain wrong. Ron Paul understands this, and so does his son. The Paul supporters should heed Dr. Paul, be respectful, and advance their beliefs while supporting Mitt Romney. Yet if Paul supporters need to do some outreach, so do critics. This includes me. I have often distinguished Paul supporters from the more vocally challenging "Paulbots." If those individuals, mostly young college students, continue to demand a Paul presidency, then they will have learned nothing about outreach and defied the guy they claim to deeply believe in. Yet if they decide to be mature in their approach, then they deserve the benefit of the doubt. After all, we all need to learn how to forgive and move on. They will all be referred to as "Paul supporters." As of this moment, the slate is clean. So on this day, even Neocons should understand how difficult it was for Ron and Rand Paul to line up behind Mitt Romney. They did the right thing, and deserve the credit that comes along with making that tough, but right, choice. The Paul supporters will not get everything they want from a foreign policy standpoint at this time. There is not a consensus. Yet on economics and domestic policy, Dr. Paul has plenty of good ideas to offer. His comment attacking New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for trying to regulate soda was cheered by non-interventionist Paleocons and Neocons alike. By Paul supporters stepping up to the plate with Mitt Romney, we all have a better chance of benefitting from those good ideas that Dr. Paul has. My attitude toward the Paul movement was that if they chose to bolt and go third party, then they could get lost. Well Dr. Paul decided to be part of the Republican team. For that reason, an outstretched hand is the appropriate reaction. So let's give Ron and Rand Paul credit. Now let's all work together to fire Barack Obama and elect Mitt Romney President of the United States. It will be easier with all of you.
    7 points
  5. 6-7-2012 Scooter-EG: Central Bank of Iraq said that "international sovereign Iraqi bonds issued under the Paris Club granted a higher interest rate / not specified / purchased at prices which makes it expensive compared to the rest of the sovereign bonds rose for the rest of the countries that confer benefits by about 2%." That higher interest rate is key to attracting the big industrial type investors that extra 2% becomes critical in the long run when you're talking about Billions of $$$$ it's also interesting that they are leveraging the paris club agreement and here's why. That debt relief took out 80% of the debt from the debt paying countries remember the arab states really never adopted the Paris Club Agreements and still hold Iraq accountable for the much of the their sovereign debt but here's the interesting part. Those countries like the US, Western European nations, etc. will now be able to earn an extra 2% perhaps that was part of the overall package with the Paris Club members. I like that plan a lot Here's the other important part, "The current account surplus in the balance of payments amounted to about Iraqi 10% ratio to GDP (national income)." Stressing that "this will enable the dinar rate of improvement because of the trend towards the adoption of central bank monetary policies successful." The Surplus in the Balance of payments SURPLUS equated to 10% in essence they aren't really running a deficit at all these days So if Iraq's GDP is 100 Billion -- rounding off to make this easy A cool $10 billion is accounted for as a surplus. Remember how countries gain wealth they do it by exporting the wealthier they become it's the countries that import more than they export that tend to get themselves into trouble unless they have huge domestic consumption which Iraq does not. They need to stablalize the prices and oil will need to stay at the current prices to continue this growth and according the IMF recent presentation in Tokyo, Oil is not going downward in the long term. If a currency jumps 20% over five years that's very significant and also I was using a simplistic model it didn't account for all the variables remember whenever a currency moves one PIP it runs through an algorithm that calculates over 1200 different measurements just to move that one pip. PIP = Percentage Interest Point. Also, what would happen if they put a 1.5% to 2.5% daily lock on the currency for the first 24 months In essence, the currency could only advance 2.5% a day. That may not seem like a lot but it grows fast if that were the case. I'm the absolute wrong person to ask about the political environment in Iraq. I think we are heading for a Hybrid solution between the redenomination and the strategic goal of the country to increase the purchasing power of the people. A process that will take time. They will come out with the lower denoms first and maintain the fidelity of the larger notes. Suck those larger notes into the CBI and then slowly progress with moving the pricing to reflect the new CPI at the same time they launch their primary bond market and attract the big boy investors. At the same time take those surplus budget residuals since 2006 and parlay those into miniture economic explosions in their primary vertical markets like Agriculture and mfg. Investment in items that get that young populace working and spending once those occur or at the same time. They gradually bring or raise the value of the dinar with the bonds from foreign investors and their primary stakeholders providing the day to day liquidity and leveraging the growth markets that start to add to their GDP. That's what I think will occur. What they will open up at, nobody knows but it should be interesting. Ithink when we see the lower denoms floating into the market and being used exclusively by the people of Iraq, you'll see several significant jumps in the value. Largely because they'll need this to reflect the purchasing of common items food, milk, bread etc.
    6 points
  6. I got banned for being a little feisty Steve, you are suffering from this, Narcissistic Personality Disorder. For your own wellbeing I do hope you read this as well as looking for other posts that relate to your rather bizarre behaviour. React to criticism with rage. Take advantage of other people to achieve your own goals Have excessive feelings of self-importance Exaggerate achievements and talents Preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love Have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment, lol Need constant attention and admiration Disregard the feelings of others, and have little ability to feel empathy Have obsessive self-interest Pursue mainly selfish goals Just a brief précis for you old thing, if you would prefer a consultation perhaps your pals in the Iraqi Government can help you out, there seem to be a few suffering from it there too. Toodle pip.
    6 points
  7. I have been concerned about the RV and making a million or two. At the moment, I feel vapid, shallow, humbled, and my soul is hungry.
    6 points
  8. SEEK ME WHILE YE MAY by Texhad The pilgrims came with hearts on fire to serve the Lord their God Though many died upon the foam ere feet had tread this sod; To give their love their all to Me in thought and word and deed; To serve no man nor his vain plans but only God’s own creed. I birthed this land with freedom’s ring, a place to honor God. A home for those who’d claim for Me each place their foot had trod. They sought to praise the Lord they loved in truth and word and deed; Then in the night they prayed, by hearth and fire, My word did read. The word went out from these fair shores across the oceans wide. Then slavers came with filthy trade that ripped this country’s side. Her sons were killed in gray and blue as mothers mourned their loss. I used this sad and gory war to clean away the dross. Then healing came, and all the states were grafted in one tree; A union now in liberty for all men were made free. The wars were fought, the wars were won, through blood and sweat and tears. With Me as Captain of the host, no despot could bring fear. The wars were fought, the wars were won, her strength beyond degree. As wealth was multiplied to her the less she honored Me. An enemy has sown his tares mixed in with My good seed. Her might increased, but in pride she forgot her greatest need. As sin crept in and goals were set to gain that golden dream, Of riches power and man’s applause, the best of all the cream, They pushed aside the God they knew for things that will not last. They drove Me from the public square; the die their lot was cast. Judges chose to write their made up laws, in their minds, so grand. They chased Me, My name, My law from the classrooms of the land; Then changed My truth for man’s mere thoughts and vain philosophies, Made evil good and good evil and blasphemed vanities. 50 million innocents killed as woman’s liberty, Protected whales, set killers free on technicalities, My name chased from the public square, no place is left that’s free. The wall of separation is now between them and Me. Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians they flew; Persians, Medes, Greeks and Romans too with winds of change I blew. Seek them no more; all are gone with a single breath of Mine. Israel was greatly dispersed to let My glory shine. On nine-one-one I sent a wake up call, “Seek Me and pray,” To all who hear and hold Me dear to, “Seek Me while ye may.” Samson said, “I will go out as before to slay all them,” Not knowing the Spirit of the Lord had departed him. All you have I gave to you, and unless you turn My way, I will take it all from you, therefore, “Seek me while ye may.” Yes, times have changed and hearts have turned from Me their guide and stay. On nine-one-one I sent the call to, “Seek Me while ye may.”
    5 points
  9. I know some people on here loved to pick fights with LD and ScrumD but I for one really appreciated the info they brought over and am missing it. Not that I believed 100% of the stuff they showcased but it did help me think outside of the box and I learned a lot! If they were banned or put in the corner that makes me sad because the couple of people that were the worst instigagators I notice are still here. Not so sure why they choose to respond with negative comments on every post they put up.
    5 points
  10. I don't blame Iraq. It would suck to pay more in taxes without a pay raise. Oh wait a minute. They do that to us here in the USA.
    5 points
  11. By Andrew Napolitano F or the past few weeks, I have been writing in this column about the government's use of drones and challenging their constitutionality on Fox News Channel, where I work. I once asked on air what Thomas Jefferson would have done if - had they existed at the time - King George III had sent drones to peer inside the bedroom windows of Monticello. I suspect Jefferson and his household would have trained their muskets on the drones and taken them down. I offer this historical anachronism as a hypothetical only, not as someone who is urging the use of violence against the government. Nevertheless, what Jeffersonians are among us today? When drones take pictures of us on our private property and in our homes and the government uses the photos as it wishes, what will we do about it? Jefferson understood that when the government assaults our privacy and dignity, it is the moral equivalent of violence against us. Folks who hear about this, who either laugh or groan, cannot find it humorous or boring that their every move will be monitored and photographed by the government. Don't believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the "recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function" in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel insidetheUnitedStates and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them "to collect information about U.S. persons." It gets worse. If the military personnel see something of interest from a drone, they may apply to a military judge or "military commander" for permission to conduct a physical search of the private property that intrigues them. Any "incidentally acquired information" can be retained or turned over to local law enforcement. What's next? Prosecutions before military tribunals in the United States? The quoted phrases above are extracted from a now-public 30-page memorandum issued by President Obama's secretary of the Air Force on April 23. The purpose of the memorandum is stated as "balancing ... obtaining intelligence information ... and protecting individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution." Note the primacy of intelligence-gathering over protection of freedom, and note the peculiar use of the word "balancing." When liberty and safety clash, do we really expect the government to balance those values? Of course not. The government cannot be trusted to restrain itself in the face of individual choices to pursue happiness. That's why we have a Constitution and a life-tenured judiciary: to protect the minority from the liberty-stealing impulses of the majority. And that's why the Air Force memo has its priorities reversed - intelligence-gathering first, protecting freedom second - and the mechanism of reconciling the two - balancing them - constitutionally incorrect. Everyone who works for the government swears to uphold the Constitution. It was written to define and restrain the government. According to the Declaration of Independence, the government's powers come from the consent of the governed. The government in America was not created by a powerful king reluctantly granting liberty to his subjects. It was created by free people willingly granting limited power to their government - and retaining that which they did not delegate. The Declaration also defines our liberties as coming from our Creator, as integral to our humanity and inseparable from us, unless we give them up by violating someone else's liberties. Hence, the Jeffersonian and constitutional beef with the word "balancing" when it comes to government power versus individual liberty. The Judeo-Christian and constitutionally mandated relationship between government power and individual liberty is not balance. It is bias - a bias in favor of liberty. All presumptions should favor the natural rights of individuals, not the delegated and seized powers of the government. Individual liberty, not government power, is the default position because persons are immortal and created in God's image, and governments are temporary and based on force. Hence my outrage at the coming use of drones - some as small as golf balls - to watch us, listen to us and record us. Did you consent to the government having that power? Did you consent to the American military spying on Americans in America? I don't know a single person who has, but I know only a few who are complaining. If we remain silent when our popularly elected government violates the laws it has sworn to uphold and steals the freedoms we elected it to protect, we will have only ourselves to blame when Big Brother is everywhere. Somehow, I doubt my father's generation fought the Nazis in World War II only to permit a totalitarian government to flourish here. Is President Obama prepared to defend this? Is Mitt Romney prepared to challenge it? Are you prepared for its consequences? Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. He is author of "It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom" (Thomas Nelson, 2011). http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/7/big-brothers-all-seeing-eye/print/ So what do you think - scatter gun?
    4 points
  12. Why do you spread crap like this TP??? Mitt Romney is a RINO. That being said, OF COURSE his supporters will vote the freaking RINO before they vote for the freaking IMPOSTER, but you obviously do0 not understand what went on behind the scenes by the corrupt GOP to make ensure the delegate count. They straight out threatened to disqualify any state that did not send 2/3 of the republican delegates bound to Romney. That only counts for the first round, after that they are free to support any candidate they so choose. Don't you get it yet????? The whole idea was to force the stinking establishment politicians to honor their oath the defend the constitution instead of only defending the oppressive government. You got so wrapped up in fear you forgot to stand up for truth. The Ron Paul revolution is not over, we are just beginning to take root and grow. Personally, I am relieved he probably wont get the nomination, I don't think he would have been allowed to live long enough to take office. Do NOT allow yourself to settle for Romney as he is, do NOT just sit back and think this economy will suddenly get better. Unless we continue to fight for our rights we will continue to loose them no matter who is the puppet. As for the idiot that wrote the piece, I have major issues with him. Until he is willing to swear an oath and go fight the wars the freaking globalists keep creating he should STFU and stop sending OTHER people to die for his pleasure. Do you even realize your just another pawn? here is a copy of a Ron Paul email I received 2 days ago. Dear XXX, I wanted you to get an update from me personally, since we have some great news! Due to the smart planning of our campaign and the hard work and diligence of supporters like you, we stand to send nearly 200 bound delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa. This number shatters the predictions of the pundits and talking heads and shows the seriousness of our movement. What's more, we will send several hundred additional supporters to Tampa who, while bound to Romney, believe in our ideas of liberty, constitutional government, and a common-sense foreign policy. When it is all said and done, we will likely have as many as 500 supporters as delegates on the Convention floor. That is just over 20 percent! And while this total is not enough to win the nomination, it puts us in a tremendous position to grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP! I hope every one of you continues the fight we have advanced so well this year. I hope you will finish your local and state conventions, and, if you were selected as a national delegate, that you will head to Tampa in August to force the Republican Party to listen to the voice of liberty. We have never had this kind of opportunity. There will be hundreds of your fellow supporters in Tampa who will be ready and willing to push the Republican Party back to its limited government, liberty roots. There are many issues to fight for in Tampa. Also, candidates like Justin Amash, Kurt Bills, and Thomas Massie need your support as we move into the fall. Across the country, supporters of liberty have won local office and leadership positions in the GOP, and we need to keep working. Our delegates’ presence must be felt both in Tampa and in years to come. Stand up for what we believe in. Be respectful. And let the establishment know that we are the future of the Party and of the country. Our Revolution is just getting started. You'll be hearing plenty from me as we approach Tampa and the fall elections. You'll also be hearing of important developments on Audit the Fed and Campaign for Liberty. I hope you'll continue to stand with me as we go forward. Our Revolution could not have come this far without you. For Liberty, Ron Paul
    4 points
  13. Wisconsin was a manipulated sham. They are making their future vice president palatable to the average American by making you think that he's capable and that his policies will make a difference. Big money made it all possible. It's as simple as that! Yet, you and many other sheeple believe that continuing the Bush era policies will work? They never did before, so what makes you think they will now? Carlos I know you are really afraid! That's why you don't stand up for what's right! The ones you have to thank, are those that are carrying on the fight in your name behind the scenes. They are doing it so you no longer have to lie to yourself when you say your free. Carlos
    4 points
  14. Apparently, doing fine is an unemployment rate of 9% to 17% Gas prices of 4 + dollars, an active battle against oil, coal, the middle class, the Supreme Court, stock investors, etc. I could go on and on......What the Libs have said is that they want us to live in the failing way that Europeans do. They want us all to live in cities, in little tiny apartments, use only public transportation, pay exorbitant prices for the things they deem 'bad', and pay most of our wages in taxes to support 'everybody'. I dont want to do that, I like Capitalism, I like a free market economy, and driving my vehicle where and when I like. I like my home in the country, and I like being able to use what I earn in the manner that I choose.
    4 points
  15. Ok friend, I look at your picture and see who you are. Your ambitious, and complicated to know. Don't ask but I like doing this with people. Your strong minded, but your weakness is not knowing. Guess what, it's a weakness of everyone. So your ambition should keep you grounded. Do not listen to any one who put their 2 cents in. Including me. I am just an idiot who loves for the first time be able to be part of the investment by watching it. You keep the keys. I have safety deposit boxes. My kids hold the 2nd key. They are on the box as a holder. Their orders are to empty it in the event of my death and take it to another bank and redeposit in their names. They are very trustworthy and I hide nothing from them. So, do yourself a favor and keep the keys and don't come back but 1 time a week and spare yourself the grief of the ride. You have been here longer than I have. I have had my dinars for some time though. I had been buying them for investment since I like collecting. I only find the DV site last year. I didn't know so many folks were involved. It is really astonishing to me. But it is awesome too. So, since you have come this far, you cannot quit. You may not feel like it but their has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears in this. Including us. Just watching and getting close just to have that Nut maliki throw another monkey wrench in it. I don't believe half of this stuff coming out right now. I do believe that they will stop him. Whether it be the Iraq GOI or the US government. Remember this, we lost over 4 thousand men & women in that nasty sandbox. There is no way did our brothers and sisters die in vane to install another dictatorship. The US government has stated that Maliki is not in the best interest of a democracy state. It has been long, but good things come to those who wait. Keep your dinars and be just a little more patient. Let's see what happens when parliament is back in session. Especially when the tariffs hit the market. They will have to make a move.
    4 points
  16. I hope this is true. I am very hopeful again after Wisconsin came through that we will be successful in November.
    4 points
  17. You know the rv has occurred when your x wife wants to get back together and your current wife starts to put out.......
    4 points
  18. Seems that this is simply a way for them to get its citizens to buy more local goods, and taxing imported items, making them more expensive to buy. The more people that rely on the local economy, the stronger it will get. Its a measure to build confidence and strength, maybe help increase production in the other sectors that have been neglected by the GOI..... They wont be paying more for everything....just imported goods...keeps more cash within the market instead of sending it abroad.... Still fail to see why this means a RV is imminent....
    4 points
  19. Because that happens to be the news of the day (taxes)...next week it will be something else I'm sure. Oh, I believe an RV will happen, but to pin it on one specific thing is rather far fetched in my opinion... And I don't suppose I answered your question...sorry!
    4 points
  20. A guy walks into a bar and slaps down a 25,000 dinar note and tells the bartender to bring him a shot of Johnnie Walker Blue and to keep'em coming until the dinar was used up, and oh ya, leave the used shot glasses in front of him. After after several rounds the bartender asks the guy what's up? The guy says that he heard that that the dinar had revalued and he thought he would test that by seeing how many expensive drinks he could get with a 25,000 dinar note, and seeing all the shotglasses lined up he figured it must have revalued big, but that he was disappointed that a top of the line Scotch didn't have more kick. So he asked the bartender what gives? The bartender explains that until dinar really revalues, you only get .00086 proof.
    4 points
  21. It is not over until the fat lady sings. I ain't herd no fat lady yet.
    3 points
  22. I agree Ron Paul has inspired me already. Him getting to be pres would be nice... if they let him (1st off) or if they let him live if he got in. It would be hard for him to change things single handed anyway, the movement needs more enforcement. Maybe this is better the ones of us that have woken up can help wake up more people. I will just stay home election day because the choice is bad and badder. The system will crash eventually then will come the real fun. JMO
    3 points
  23. Exactly....Corporations arent set up to provide jobs.....They are set up to make money, for the Corp. & investors, and there isnt anything wrong with making money, we all do it The current business environment is hostile to Mom & Pops as well as large Corps. They sit on their money not to be 'mean' or 'bad citizens', but to protect themselves from outrageous regulations and taxes. They also get breaks for taking risks....such as hiring & producing. Some of the overtaxation, & onerous regulations are passed on to the consumer, but not all of it.....The burden is on the business to figure out how to stay solvent. Holding off from hiring is one avenue, until the business hating attitude is eliminated in Nov.
    3 points
  24. Corporations are not started in order to be "good citizens". They are entities set up to conduct business. There are numerous members here that own businesses, mom and pop shops if you will, that are incorporated. I, as well as these other business owners, have busted our asses, lived hard and lean in the beginning years in order to make our companies grow, and hunker down when we need to weather this awful shi# storm that we are in now. So please tell me what these corporations owe the U.S.? They don't. The problem with America is that a portion of our citizenry has turned from one of looking at this nation of ours as the "land of opportunity" to one of "you owe me." I implore you to stop this nonsense with the corporations not being good citizens.
    3 points
  25. No worries, Im not provoked by those statements.....I think they might be confused about the reality of the world, mixing metaphors, so to speak. Thats all I was pointing out. I could make a list of the mixed up confusing oxi-morons that I've seen posted here, its a long list.....but I think the statement that the Neo-con controlled courts rejected NDAA signed by O'blah and they both work for the same people, exemplifies it best Conservatives & Libs are 2 different species. Im on the Conservative side (Republican)....Im against the far left Libs (currently controlling the Demo Party) Im glad to see Rand & Ron get their heads straight, and support the Republican nominee
    3 points
  26. I was (am) impressed with Paul Sr. From what I've heard of Rand Paul, I think he's more interested in his own creature comforts and financial well being than he is in doing what's right. I am not surprised, many people preffer to sell out their convictions rather than put up a fight.We have many who respond to these posts who did not even put up a whimper before they caved in completely. I have not thrown in the towel just yet. There is plenty of time before the elections. Many things can happen and probably will. The Feds announcing they were ready to put the printing presses to work says much. Both parties know the economy is not sustainable and not repairable. It does not matter what they do they know all ponzi schemes must come to the end of their cycle, infinite grouth cannot be sustained because of the increase in population and the complete depletion of low lying fruit that we call 'natural resources" There is no place to grow! The innevitable must happen because there is no way to prevent it. The "stimulus" "Quantitative easing" are bailouts in the form of corporate welfare. Without them they cannot kick the can down the road. Unfortunately, I just heard Obama this morning saying that this was "our" debt! This, and many other things, tells me he's a sell out! If the economic problem is to be neglected for the sake of what some view as expidiency, then the economy will collapse after this next election. The game cannot continue indefinitely because the more they print the greater the inflation, the less buying power that the dollar has, the more discontentment and suffering they will create. those who do not believe the economy must collapse are fools.... Carlos You got me wrong TPsprayduster! I am aware! being so has given me advantages others don't know about or understand. What I know is not faith based. Unlike many of those who mainly believe out of a sense of faith, I have a confidence based on knowledge. Knowledge based on facts. You don't have a clue what's in my toolbox! I am not afraid of the future, because I know where it's going! Carlos
    3 points
  27. been obvious for quite sometime, Jonny/Okie/Bulldog et.al are one in the same........................................
    3 points
  28. For security reasons (translates into the guys in white coats are trying to find me to take back to my room).
    3 points
  29. Last June looked good, then the end of the year looked good. Now we are back to this June. It will never be perfect, if the UN and Iraq are waiting on perfect, then it will never happen. Sometimes people have to work the problems out as need be. We have had our gov in place and it is still screwed up, taxes are screwed up, spending.... etc. Let them out of Ch 7, RV there money, and work out the problems. Simple!
    3 points
  30. We certainly all have those days. The trick is not all having them on the same day. Keep the faith brother, you've come this far. We'll cross the finish line together, hopefully sooner rather than later. If you still gotta spot open - I'm like a Ninja, I'm agreeable to a fault, not interested in the pay I'm gonna write this job off come tax season and I can wear the same outfit for weeks at a time. Do I got the Job?
    3 points
  31. Haha...That made my day RRsport. Sheeve1 and his goon Ray would have to rank #1 on the lowlife dinar pumper list. His following of brainless dinar zombies is proof of a select population that couldnt think for themselves if they tried.
    3 points
  32. If Talabani wait too much longer, he will blow this whole deal. If he thinks Maliki is a problem, wait until he see the DV world go bananas if he doesn't pull this out of a tail spin. He will think Maliki was a walk in the park. Disclaimer: Comments are the responsbility of the poster only and do not reflect the opinions of the DV world, but the poster feels better after saying it. Thank you.
    3 points
  33. Ron Pual son Ryan will back Mitt.Seen it on Fox news.There coming together.
    3 points
  34. Stop hating on Rand Paul, see how people are when you go against the grain. Revolution not. I know this is going to spark alot of ill responses from the RP supporters or maybe it won't. Because maybe they have awaken as well. Rand Paul’s endorsement of Romney sparks revolt from his father’s flock In a move that angered many of his father’s legon of die-hard supporters, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Thursday endorsed former Massaschussets Gov. Mitt Romney for President. My Link http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/44022 “The time is right” to endorse Romney, Paul said on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News Show, adding that “my first choice has always been my father.” Still giving respect to his pops!!!!!!!! Ron Paul effectively ended his campaign for the nomination weeks ago but stays in the race with hopes of picking up delegates in state caucuses and conventions in an effort to “influence” the convention. Many of the elder Paul’s enthusiastic supporters still cling to the fading hope that their candidate can somehow emerge as the nominee in a brokered convention, although that hope is considered a fantasy by those in control of the nomination process. Romney captured enough delegates before the end of May to secure the nomination and padded that count with a sweep of five primaries — including delegate-rich California — on Tuesday. Rand Paul said Thursday he would actively campaign for Romney. Said Paul: I think I can be an asset in solidifying the conservative base of the party. I also think that myself, my father and the movement that he started attracts a lot of independents. A lot of these young people aren’t necessarily the conservative base. The Kentucky Senator’s move is already triggering a backlash among some of his father’s flock. “I’m not much interested in leading the masses into the Republican party,” wrote Michael Mystrom of The Daily Paul. “This site will not become the Daily Rand.” But i don't think the GOP is interested the RP express. I don't think they got the Memo. Every big player is getting behind Mitt Romney. You can name call, complain and holler all you want or even write in Dr Paul's name but you are just voting again Mitt Romney and for B Obama. Posters on the various Ron Paul forums Thursday night accused the son of “backstabbing his own father” and proclaimed the endorsement was “worse than patricide.” give me a break is this how a organization is supposed to work. Some of fellow poster keep saying wake up and Rand Paul woke up. So please stop hating and trying to divide the party.
    3 points
  35. As badly as I need this RV these people need it worse... There's always someone who has it worse than you do. Go RV!
    3 points
  36. Well, let's start with usurping the constitution since he fraudulently negotiated his way into office. He refuses to implement the agreements that brought him to power, and he occupies six positions when he should occupy one. He continually ignores human rights abuses at Camp Ashraf. He brought charges against Hashemi and Mutlaq for simply speaking out against him. There are allegations of secret prisons and torture-induced confessions that, let's face it (It's Iraq), are most likely true, and probablydocumented in the files the opposition is holding. Maliki's a gangster. Not that that's anything new in Iraq, but it's no excuse.
    3 points
  37. Very well said. I pray for your family and you daughter. It really confuses me when the bible is so clear that God used the Jewish people as an instrument to bring Jesus into this world in order to bring salvation to everyone who desires it. The bible is extremely clear that Jesus is the only way to God, that God inspired the bible, and that condemns false religions and false gods. It is frustrating when I hear people claim they are Christians, but then don't believe in Jesus or what the bible says. Either, be blessed, my friend. Keep speaking the truth and have a ready answer for all who ask.
    3 points
  38. once again I'll correct you. God is more than able to reveal himself to mankind in one book, the Bible. you place God in your box by claiming he can't do that. there are too many things in the bible to limit anyone from making the claim you have made. I am in a hospital with my daughter who the God of the bible raised from the dead monday. God answered our prayers, when you are 600 miles away and the Holy Spirit instructs you to bing that spirit of death from your daughter at the time she is being taken from you and then raises her up to life, you nor any of the worldly/secular/demonic doctrine will ever convince me that you are on the right path, there is a way that seems right to a man but its end leads to destruction!
    3 points
  39. sadly you are mistaken. the major religions have a thread that runs through the old testament. God has given us a free will, your statement that God wouldn't of allowed that is totally off basis and lets me know your thoughts on God. You have created a God in your mind that bows to your thinking, your ways, an idol. I serve the God of the Bible and in his own words says he is the Lord God and he knows no others. Like I said earlier, until we can agree the Bible is God's word and the authority we turn to with our differences then to debate is futile. I personally will stand on God's word as my authority.
    3 points
  40. Steve does not allow other opinions on his site. I've been banned 2 times over there...once back in early 2011 for telling that idiot RAY that Israeli TV did not announce that Iraq was getting ready to RV, and the second time for talking about the massive money supply numbers found over at the CBI website. If a person doesn't drink kool-aid and worship the ground that lord Steven walks on.... you are out of there.
    3 points
  41. Any sane, non-suicidal country would think twice before loading 50% tariffs on a struggling populace backed by a toilet paper currency......but, then again, this is Iraq.
    2 points
  42. Part of the agreement to get Iraq reinstated back ino the WTO was to have a tariff deal in place. Parliament knows given the unemployment & povert levels it must act fast to improve the purchasing power of the ordinary Iraqi without sinking their own economy. It's all about timing. The debit cards are issued & loaded. Under GOI all will share the oil wealth. Inflation will destroy the economy especially a 50% tax at a time Iraq needs investments to rebuild. Investors won't invest. A RV or sudden increase in purchasing power will solve all the above. Theey will be paying more for almost everything. Right now Iraqis are dependant on foreign imports for almost everything & will be fore decades to come untill they start building & manufacturing at home by Iraqi owned corporations.
    2 points
  43. No matter who or what you pray to, for the most part, prayer is a selfish act. So is eating, drinking, exercising, etc., so it isn't a bad thing. If someone is kind enough to pray for me instead of themselves, I can't help but be thankful for that act of selfless behavior. As for who or what you pray too...well, that is an argument that typically generates anger and self righteousness. I find it best to believe what I believe, pray to whom (not a "what" for me) I believe is listening (and can do something about it), and let others pray as they see fit...
    2 points
  44. You do understand that the dinar is a pegged currency right? Pegged currencies rely heavily on its reserves to back the value....thats why the dinar dropped. They spent all the reserves, and just kept printing more and more dinar. Thats why the value went down the toilet....doesnt matter if its a fiat currency...it doesnt change the past and the giant hole they have to dig themselves out of. The dinar is not the USD....hell, no other currency could get away with the nonsense that we have with our dollar. I think there is a big misconception that since the US is able to just print money out of thin air (and massive amounts) that any other country can do the same but thats not how it works. It also doesnt matter if those countries were under sanctions either. That has no bearing on whether Iraq can/will/should lop....just the simple fact of making bad decisions that hurt themselves. There are reasons why the CBI has grouped themselves along with the likes of Turkey, Russia, Brazil and others.....because they all suffered from hyperinflation, their currency suffered from a low purchasing power because of it, and they all ended up printing massive amounts of currency, inflating the money supply....
    2 points


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