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  1. 7 points
    This is the most excited I have dared let myself feel over the dinar/RV, or actually over anything for many years. My tummy is roiling with excitement and I keep pulling in huge gulps of air. lol I'm like many of you who say you really need this money. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am that I bought my dinar, but also that I joined Adam and his team when I did, just before the last of my money from the sale of my house was gone. There was just something about Adam's site, his team, his plan, and about Adam, himself, that made me trust him, and in all that time, my trust hasn't waivered. I had grown children who told me how foolish I was to buy dinar, quickly followed by how extremely foolish I was to join Adam and Dinarvets, but I know if there is any money to be made, kept, guarded, or invested wisely, Adam is the "go to" guy, so here I am. And I have never waivered in my belief in Adam and his program, not once. I bought my dinar in 2010, not so long ago for many of you, but it seems like a lifetime to me. LOL And now, today, If it weren't for the dinar possibilities, I would have no hope to even dream of recovering the money I worked so hard to save for so many years of my life, and which I was forced to watch as that money swiftly disappeared almost overnight when the bottom dropped out of my retirement funds in the late 80's. I've been trying to recover ever since, and I'd say I'm not even close . . . except . . . owning dinar and being a member of Adam's site makes me feel so much closer than I've ever felt before. Those two things give me a sure-footed delight that, financially, all will be well in my life soon. Such as in a week or two. LOL I literally LOVE this site, all of you, and my ownership of dinar!! Whatever any of you are in real life, here you are wonderful friends and highly valued neighbors. Thanks, Buzzy. Keep up the good work.
  2. 6 points
    I've been in as long as anyone. Got mine as soon as it was available in 03 or 04, can't really remember but I don't really care either. Getting all upset and/or pissy won't help me either. This thing will either happen or not and I have to live my life as if not. I certainly can't plan like I'm going to be rolling in money next month or else I would have been looking like a fool for the past 5 years. Yes, I know the numbers don't add up but I bought it and forgot about it for several years and didn't even look at it until about 2010 and joined this site in.............whatever. Hell, I don't know. Everything else I did in my life investment wise didn't work and so this is the last thing I have going. If it happens, great, and if not, I'll spend the rest of my life playing in the garage building things that people say can't be done and have fun doing that. And when I need a break I have a few clients that pay me to hang pictures for them or change their light bulbs or even a Judge that has me remove two screws that hold his coffee maker into the wall and then literally yells at me for not charging him. I told him that R&R two screws was not on my labor sheet so he could just keep on yelling. Don't know why I'm rambling here so I'll stop. I guess what I'm saying is find something else to do beside let yourself get eaten up by this investment. You've heard it a thousand times. Find a way to make it work for you. Good day
  3. 5 points
    3894 posts in 12 days--LOL
  4. 4 points
    4 years in this investment and not even a 1 cent RV ; same old 1166 rate ; now the worst news is that Iraq owes 19 billion to the oil producing companies ; not bailing out of course---just frustrated--and tired
  5. 3 points
    Looked at the guru spew. Since no one is allowed to comment there on the regularly scheduled spew. I will comment here with...same weekly
  6. 3 points
    IN the GOOD OLD DAYS of economic forecasting, by which I mean "way back when I still had hair, my teeth, my hearing, most of my marbles, and computers had been around long enough to be able to spew this stuff out," one had a lot of data to work with, if one was, you know, very interested in developing a fool-proof trading system so as to quickly make an unimaginably gargantuan fortune in the stock/bond/futures/options markets. Thus enriched, I would finance a new and thoroughly dissolute lifestyle, spending the rest of my life wildly dissipating the whole wonderful wad in a long luxurious trail of glorious gluttony, a staple of sensationalist tabloid journalism ("Local Moron Makes Good!" – The Times). But first, the data! Employment, incomes, expenses, debts, taxes, assets, liabilities, imports, exports, money supplies, blah, blah, blah. On and on. Data everywhere. Drowning in the stuff. Now, I grow outraged that all we have is lies. Lies and guesses based on lies. Lies about everything! Everything! Like the other day, when I asked my wife "Do you still love me as much as you ever did, which is with all your heart, worshipping the ground I walk on, wanting only to be near me and lovingly cater to my every wish?" and then watched, dismayed, as she gave me that usual bored, sideways look, and muttered "Yeah, yeah. Whatever." Naturally, my mind screams "Lies! Lies!" However, I know better than to actually confront her, exposing her villainous lies and blatant treachery, as she characteristically reacts badly to it, probably launching like a space rocket into something incomprehensibly hysterical and completely tangential, such as "Well, how much could anybody love somebody as lazy and worthless as you, now that you don't have the aforementioned hair, teeth, hearing or a semblance of sanity?" Or asking, "What in the hell is this $149 charge on the credit card, made at some stupid golf shop?" Or, "Are you ever, ever, EVER going to shut up about the evil Federal Reserve creating so many excess Dollars and so much debt that We're Freaking Doomed (WFD) to some horrible, lingering catastrophe as a consequence of the Dollar losing buying power, experienced as a raging price inflation that matches the raging monetary inflation?" In case you were wondering, the answers to her questions are, in order of appearance: Because I am The Lovable And Great Mogambo (TLAGM), earthling female; It was for a pair of golf shoe inserts that were supposed to cure my slice and add ten yards to my drive; and, of course No. And, as seems so disturbingly typical of the Obama administration, the government issues blatant lies about inflation in prices, too. And you don't have to believe me, because I present Dave Gonigam, writing The 5 Min. Forecast, who reports that: "The big economic number of the day is inflation – up 0.2% last month, according to the government's consumer price index. Year over year, the index registers no change at all." With the lightning reflexes of a jungle cat, I instantly howl "Lies! Lies!" Price increases are everywhere! Soon, I am midway through mentally composing a scathing email to Mr.Gonigam, castigating him for mindlessly regurgitating outrageous government lies, when he unexpectedly went on to reveal that it was a setup, a trap into which I foolishly stepped. You could almost hear the sarcasm in his voice when he went on, saying: "As always, any resemblance to your own cost of living is purely coincidental. The real-world inflation rate as calculated by John Williams at ShadowStats has hovered near 7.5% all year." Yikes! 7.5% annual inflation in consumer prices? Yikes! Help! Help! We're freaking doomed indeed! Using the Rule of 72, at this rate, prices will double in 9.6 years! Do you think your income will more than double (allowing for the higher tax brackets) in 9.6 years? Hahaha! Me neither! So, this is where I would normally try to steer the conversation calmly and rationally into another, more genteel and pleasant direction completely, such as "Hey! What are we having for dinner, where we could discuss buying more gold and silver to protect ourselves against the debasement of the Dollar by the evil Federal Reserve creating so many of them?" Unfortunately, my brave, heroic efforts to bring civility and cool, clear heads to the discussion were in vain, especially about the horrors of a huge inflation in the money supply, and why it is absolutely crucial to again – again! – cut expenses to the bone – bone! – so that we can buy a tiny bit more – more! – gold and silver. I remember one time I had accidentally discovered that by taking just one more, tiny, little step down the "quality ladder" when selecting food for the kids, they would actually benefit by consuming better grub by eating "highest-grade animal feed" instead of their usual "lowest-grade human feed." "It would be a nice change for them!" I said, my mind gleefully whirling at the giddy prospect of another $40 a week to invest in gold and silver, and without inconveniencing myself at all! In case you want to know, that led to a screaming hissy-fit, detailing what a horrible husband and father I am for neglecting my family because I consider them ravenous parasites who are keeping me from buying even MORE gold and silver, and how I am always yelling at others to buy gold and silver, raving like some demented, paranoid and cynical old man, all because of the aforementioned evil Federal Reserve creating so much excess Dollars and debt that terrifying inflation in consumer prices (ie, food and energy) and a huge, bankrupting, ruinous deflation in asset prices (eg, stocks, bonds and houses) are – if 2,500 years of history are any guide – Written In Freaking Stone (WIFS) guaranteed. So, with that kind of learning curve, why would I say anything at all now? Why go through all that, when the only adequate answer is for me to saliently point out, in my usual kindly manner, "Hey! Shut up! You knew that BEFORE you married me! So who's the idiot now? Huh? Who? You, that's who! You! Hahaha!"? But at least some people are trying NOT to lie. For instance, GATA reported that, at a recent gold conference, the subject of governmental manipulation of the gold price was not to be even discussed. It was now taboo because it was, and I quote, "too inflammatory." Too inflammatory! Hahahaha! Too inflammatory! Now, being a quick study, I say everything is "too inflammatory!" For instance, she wants to know where I was all afternoon? I could reply, "Look at the grass clippings and mud on my pants! Look at the way I am in a very bad mood and complaining about how every putt was a downhill putt! I was playing golf! Where do you THINK I was, ya moron?" But that, for some reason, seems to NEVER be a good enough answer for her. So now I merely say "Too inflammatory!" And when she asks "Are you taking money out of my purse and squirreling it away until you have enough saved to buy another little bit of gold and silver?", I deftly reply "Too inflammatory!" And it saves time when I tell people "You're a moron!", and they naturally ask "What do you mean by that?" Instead of launching into a long explanation of how they are moronic for NOT buying gold and silver in terrified, paranoid response to an evil Federal Reserve creating so much excess Dollars and debt that an inflationary/deflationary collapse is inevitable because That's The Way It Works (TTWIW) when referring to insanity in monetary policy, I now casually dismiss them with an insouciant wave of my hand, saying, by way of explanation, "Too inflammatory!" But they know what I mean. Oh, yeah. They know exactly what I mean. And you do, too. Everybody knows to buy gold and silver, for crying out loud! And buying gold and silver is so easy (as in "Whee! This investing stuff is easy!") that NOT to do so is to make, as they say, the angels weep. Much better to buy them, and not do any crying at all. Lots of laughing and having a wonderful time, one day soon. But no crying! Whee!
  7. 3 points
    WOW, Same here, except oil pump here. Things are really jumping. Coming from anyone else I would be questioning it, but I think this ride maybe hitting the station.
  8. 3 points
    BUY GOLD prices fell hard in London trade Friday, following silver down to 5-week lows as world stock markets extended their run of new record highs following yesterday's break by New York's Nasdaq index of its March 2000 Tech Bubble peak. Eurozone investors wanting to buy gold saw prices drop harder – despite fresh wrangling over Greece's bail-out loans from its Euro partners – as the single currency rose to 4-week highs against the Dollar. Commodity prices meantime edged up towards 2015's starting level on the S&P GSCI index, while 10-year German Bund yields held at 0.15%, almost twice last week's new all-time low. After seeing bids to buy gold outweigh offers to sell for a third time running at the LBMA Gold Price Friday morning, the 3pm run of this newly electronic wholesale benchmark – launched in March to replace the century-old Gold Fixing – met supply 40% greater than demand at $1183 per ounce. Spot gold prices, quoted by major dealers to their individual counterparties, then fell to average $1178 inside 5 minutes, trading 2.1% beneath last Friday's finish and erasing the last of 2015's earlier 10% gain. "A move below $1180," says a technical analysis from Swiss bank and bullion market-maker UBS, "open further lows towards...the key support at $1142.94, the low of March 17." "Physical interest from Asia ha[d] been supportive of gold this week," said a note earlier from the commodities team at Germany's Commerzbank. But on Friday "price action within the precious complex during Asia was generally non-existent," counters Swiss refining and finance group MKS, reporting "little noticeable interest coming out of China." Technically, Dollar gold prices had been "stuck in a range-bound configuration," says Societe Generale chartist Stephanie Aymes, "remaining in no-man’s land ahead of a [uS Fed] rate decision" according to Standard Chartered analyst Nicholas Snowdon. However, with US Treasury bond yields ticking lower again Friday, "Broad US economy returns over the cost of capital are in structural and cyclical decline," says a separate note from UBS commodities analysts, while "credit appetite is deteriorating. "That will lead to a trend widening of spreads, deteriorating credit availability and uptake, slowing growth, and a new round of Fed reflation" – conditions UBS says should be positive for demand to buy gold as well as for gold-mining shares. Meantime in Riga, Latvia, a meeting of Eurogroup politicians to discuss Greece's ongoing bail-out loans from 2010 ended with Athens' finance minister Yaris Varoufakis saying his left-wing Syriza government is "willing to compromise" on imposing new economic reforms in return for extended terms. Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters "a comprehensive and detailed list of reforms is needed" to release the last €7.2 billion in bail-out loans – which will not be offered beyond June.
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    Najaf Najaf Municipality Director: financial liquidity available but without the presence of the doors of the exchange by the central government Posted on: 25/04/2015 13:56:50 Section: Iraqi General Written by: Views: 8 Future News / Najaf: - Najaf Municipality director announced to meet Ali Mohammed al-Zurfi in a press conference held in the office of the Directorate for "provide more than about 27 billion Iraqi dinars revenues of the Directorate of the municipality, but there are no any doors for exchange in the budget law for 2015 enables directorates self-financing of disposal, but the money the disposal of the Federal Ministry of Finance, which to this day has not launched the budget of the ministries. " He explained that "what has been monitored for file cleaning this year totaled 2.9 billion Iraqi dinars, while monitoring the last in 2014 4.7 billion Iraqi which indicates a clear reduction to file a private cleaning and the holy city of Najaf from cities that have religious tourism thanks to the blessing of the shrine Tahir to sire Unitarian and Imam of the pious Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him), which called for local government to visit the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning, headed by the governor, but without a change in the increase of financial allocations. " And that "the Municipal Directorate of wealthy circles in terms of revenue where Mansph represent 30% of the capital of the secretariat of the revenues and 12% of Iraq's revenues generally making it be from the departments of municipalities with an excellent product for possession of more than 6000 King distributed throughout Najaf spend." He called Zurfi "everyone to unite and weft in order to close ranks and retrieval of rights, which is still the federal government included in Baghdad. Hamoudi al-Issawi - See more at:
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    Im actually kinda excited about AM (Buzzy's) latest posts, I mean if he's hearing things and letting us in on it and not more of the same old guru cr@p, that's got my attention. We all have felt frustrated with this investment at one point or another, but I do believe this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and pieces of this puzzle are falling into place just nicely.
  14. 2 points
    Parliamentary Finance supports the Rafidain Bank in the adoption of smart card distribution of salaries Since 25/04/2015 16:52 pm (Baghdad time) Baghdad scales News Parliamentary Finance Committee announced on Saturday its support for a step-Rafidain Bank in the smart card adoption in the distribution of salaries of state employees. Said committee member Majda al-Tamimi said in a statement received / scales News / copy of "The government has a project under discussion, a mainstream smart card in the ministries and institutions of the state employees' salaries exchange", describing the project as "a good and sophisticated and the Committee this step supports significantly." She added that "This move will enable the government employee from receiving his salary from anywhere, at any time and not wait for the accounts and how to account employees, as well as Amkana saving money in the card and withdraw their money when it wills." She stressed that "the voices that oppose the move, is to cover the operations of corruption, because the smart card project will reveal the names of fictitious" .anthy 29 / d 25
  15. 2 points
    Hey dwitte with ya bro ,can't remember when I first bought dinar was early 2000's seen plenty of downs, so many 'gurus' and eager souls on here claiming it's done/ trading in streets etc.nowerdays let it roll, get frustrated but that's life.
  16. 2 points
    Who needs liberal democrats when you have McConnell and Bohener? We rejoiced when the Senate was won back, then cried in terror as McConnell was handed Majority Leader. Just in case Traitor McCain was worried, McConnell fast tracked a bill that will extend the un-Patriotic Act another 5 years. Time to start an email campaign....JMHO....DM Sen. McConnell Undercuts USA Freedom Act By Dropping Bill To Reauthorize PATRIOT Act Until 2020 Directly On The Senate Floor from the keep-those-traitorous-reformers-in-line-and-all-that dept In a little more than a month, elements of the PATRIOT Act are up for renewal. Among aspects being considered is the Section 215 program, an element which could suddenly disappear from the NSA's surveillance arsenal if the provision isn't re-upped yet again. (Or not. Wording in the most recent Section 215 authorization from the FISA court suggests it will just renew the order on June 1st unless it hears otherwise from Congress.) With enough of a concerted non-effort, these provisions could simply expire. But there's no way this date comes and goes without a vote. PATRIOT Act renewals have generally faced minimal opposition, but this year there's a bit more uncertainty. A year-and-a-half of surveillance leaks has finally forced many legislators to confront what exactly they're authorizing in the name of national security. The leaks have led directly to numerous bills seeking to curb the NSA's domestic surveillance efforts. None have been successful to this point, but there's enough ill will out there that this renewal isn't the slam dunk it's been in previous years. Obviously well aware of this increased opposition, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a last-minute bill that would reauthorize the expiring PATRIOT Act provisions until the end of 2020. To ensure it gets to the floor before opposing bills or June 1st's expiration date, McConnell and co-sponsor Richard Burr invoked a Senate rule that allowed them to bypass the usual process -- namely its initial appearance before a Senate committee, which can then decide if the bill should move forward. This allows McConnell and supporters to get a jump on Sen. Leahy's revamped USA Freedom Act, which is due to be presented to the Senate committee Wednesday. (McConnell presented his bill Tuesday night). Leahy isn't happy. “Despite overwhelming consensus that the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act must end, Senate Republican leaders are proposing to extend that authority without change,” he said in a statement Tuesday night. “This tone deaf attempt to pave the way for five and a half more years of unchecked surveillance will not succeed. I will oppose any reauthorization of Section 215 that does not contain meaningful reforms.” McConnell may not believe he has the votes necessary to push through a "no questions asked" renewal of these PATRIOT Act provisions, but his actions signal there's still a number of senators willing to grant national security agencies whatever they need, whenever they ask.
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    The Son A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son. About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands. He said, 'Sir, you don't know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly... He often talked about you, and your love for art.' The young man held out this package. 'I know this isn't much. I'm not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.' The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture.. 'Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It's a gift.' The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected. The man died a few months later. There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection. On the platform sat the painting of the son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel. 'We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?' There was silence. Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, 'We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one.' But the auctioneer persisted 'Will somebody bid for this painting? Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?' Another voice angrily. 'We didn't come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Gogh's, the Rembrandts. Get on with the Real bids!' But still the auctioneer continued. 'The son! The son! Who'll take the son?' Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. 'I'll give $10 for the painting...' Being a poor man, it was all he could afford. 'We have $10, who will bid $20?' 'Give it to him for $10. Let's see the masters.' The crowd was becoming angry They didn't want the picture of the son. They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections. The auctioneer pounded the gavel.. 'Going once, twice, SOLD for $10!' A man sitting on the second row shouted, 'Now let's get on with the collection!' The auctioneer laid down his gavel. 'I'm sorry, the auction is over.' 'What about the paintings?' 'I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will... I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings. The man who took the son gets everything!' God gave His son over 2,000 years ago to die on the Cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is: 'The Son, the Son, who'll take the Son?' Because, you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything! For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, who so ever believeth in Him shall have eternal life.
  19. 2 points
    Hey it's 11 years for me! LOL Just take it 1 day at a time & try not to think about it! If we win it's a "life changing" event, if we lose it's an "ah **** missed again" event.
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    Man I sure hope so... I been waiting to dance with possum and Mama
  21. 2 points
    no in country dude.....quit scaring the new peeps
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    Looks like a bacon wrapped Rat. Tail and all. Yeah, I know it's some kind of pepper, right? BTW, I don't eat green either. Or Veggies. Veggies are bad for you as is Breakfast. Spare me the lectures. I'm glad you all like all those things. I'll just eat the bacon and dip my bullets in the grease and have ......................I better stop there. Adam is in a talking mood this am. I would rather listen to him.
  23. 1 point
    Hi Everyone. I am new here. I have held Dinar for around 11 years, and Dong around 3 years. Nice to be here and i hope to make many friends along the way
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    from various Guru sources... Luigi says...the RV window of opportunity is closing fast. GOI must act by the 6th of May. Parliament goes on 2 month vacation on the 7th...returns on the 8th of June. Then Ramadan begins the 18th of July. GOI must get on the ball right now. Daylight is burning. In addition...if CBI decides to recall the 250 notes like it did the 50 notes then CBI will need an extra 60 days to complete the process. Any way you slice emediate RV. Your reaction. 4-25-2015 Intel Guru DC Absolutely should have gone Monday night. A lot of promises have been made for the next four days. Everything on the edge. Everyone planning for it. We are very, very close again. 4-25-2015 Intel Guru TerryK GOT A FEW CALLS TODAY...SOME OF THEM TELLING ME...MON TUESDAY THIS COMING WEEK...OTHERS SAYING FRIDAY NEXT WEEK AS THE DEADLINE FOR 50 DINAR NOTES IS DUE AND THEY WILL MOVE AFTER THEY ARE NO LONGER GOOD...TAKING THOSE BILLIONS OUT OF CIRCULATION...THEN HERE IS ANOTHER LITTLE TID BIT I HEARD...THEY MAY DO THE SAME WITH THE 250 NOTES AND GIVE THAT 60 DAYS AS WELL. IF THAT HAPPENS THEN THAT WILL PUSH WINDOW OUT FURTHER. 4-25-2014 Intel Guru TD ...The IMF is providing emergency assistance as recently announced. The Kurds are getting loans from Turkey . Prices of goods are under inflationary pressures . Make no mistake about it the declining oil prices are hitting their coffers hard. Abadi is asking for help from anyone who will listen to him but many are just not listening . Bottom line : Iraq not only has its military challenges with ISIS but also is in a financial mess . Before any real international confidence of foreign capital is viable, it's own citizens must have the confidence and "believe" in the viability of the internal banking system and STILL Iraqis are skeptical of its own banks. All this equates to months of sorting out paths to get out of deep holes. It is therefore "wild speculation" to think Iraq can ( in the foreseeable future) regroup fast enough to execute any serious monetary reforms and enter the international arena with a stable, sustainable and increased rate of it's currency rate to compete in direct proportion ( peg) to other major currencies of the world .
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    from Gurus Kaps, TNT & TD... Tariff Tax puts heavy burden on Iraqi consumers already feeling hard times. Luigi wants to know what CBI & GOI must do to relieve tariff tax hardships emposed on the Iraqi consumer? Go RV. 4-24-2015 Newshound Guru Kaperoni Article quote: “head of the parliamentary bloc behind Abdul Samad behind, on Thursday, a decision Customs Directorate of the southern region, the private activated the tariff law in all centers and ports, which oversees them.” Of course prices go up with tariffs! This is exactly why the CBI cannot sit still and do nothing 4-24-2015 Intel Guru TNT Tony The good news is everything is moving forward. Everyone is feeling the pressure…from governments, from the people of Iraq. We are hearing from the citizens themselves. Our understanding is over the weekend or first of next week. We are expecting it. Everyone is on the highest of alerts. 4-25-2014 Intel Guru TD ...The IMF is providing emergency assistance as recently announced. The Kurds are getting loans from Turkey . Prices of goods are under inflationary pressures . Make no mistake about it the declining oil prices are hitting their coffers hard. Abadi is asking for help from anyone who will listen to him but many are just not listening . Bottom line : Iraq not only has its military challenges with ISIS but also is in a financial mess . Before any real international confidence of foreign capital is viable, it's own citizens must have the confidence and "believe" in the viability of the internal banking system and STILL Iraqis are skeptical of its own banks. All this equates to months of sorting out paths to get out of deep holes. It is therefore "wild speculation" to think Iraq can ( in the foreseeable future) regroup fast enough to execute any serious monetary reforms and enter the international arena with a stable, sustainable and increased rate of it's currency rate to compete in direct proportion ( peg) to other major currencies of the world .
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    Diversification of the economy Developing the private sector Attracting investment to the country Go Iraq..... Keep moving forward
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    The Liberating Power of Forgiveness A woman comes to Jesus in a Pharisee’s house weeping and washing his feet. No doubt she felt shame as the eyes of Simon communicated to everyone present that this woman was a sinner and that Jesus had no business letting her touch him. Indeed she was a sinner. There was a place for true shame. But not for too long. Jesus said, “Your sins are forgiven” (Luke 7:48). And when the guests murmured about this, he helped her faith again by saying, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace” (Luke 7:50). How did Jesus help her battle the crippling effects of shame? He gave her a promise: “Your sins have been forgiven! Your faith has saved you. Your future will be one of peace.” He declared that past pardon would now yield future peace. So the issue for her was faith in God’s future grace rooted in the authority of Jesus’s forgiving work and freeing word. That is the way every one of us must battle the effects of a well-placed shame that threatens to linger too long and cripple us. We must battle unbelief by taking hold of the promises of future grace and peace that come through the forgiveness of our shameful acts. * “But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared” (Psalm 130:4). * “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6–7). * “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). * “To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:43). It doesn’t matter whether the act of God’s forgiveness is entirely past, or if there is new forgiveness in the future — in both cases the issue is the liberating power of God’s forgiveness for our future — freedom from shame. Forgiveness is full of future grace. When we live by faith in future grace, we are freed from the lingering, paralyzing effects of well-placed shame.
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    start at the 40 minute mark - hagmann & Hagmann - Jade Helm 15 part 1,2,3 goes well togeher with the video - part 1 - part 2 - part 3
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    Please allow me to try and place it more simply. I have worked hard not to be a racist or have prejudice. I was born in Chicago and lived in and around Chicago. Some of this was during the 60's and 70's. For those old enough to remember, those were not the best of times in Chicago. I still tried not to be prejudice. I knew a great number of wonderful black people who were nothing like the Panthers. Later in life I owned my own security company which specialized in working in high Hispanic populations. My partner in the company was a big Hispanic born in Texas. After so many years of death threats from the drug mules and middle line dealers we all started looking at them differently. Keep in mind this also included my partner who already has a different view of Mexicans vesus Hispanics. If you do not think there is a difference, ask a Hispanic and you will learn. I have difficulty with mexicans. I see a group of mexican boys and my alarm goes from yellow to orange. They do not have to do anything because in the past if I did not immediately highten my alarm system I could be either hospitalize or dead. Any of you who have been in similar situations know exactly what I mean. You take a cop who works in a high hispanic or black community and he WILL see them as a potential threat. Just like any cop working in a predominate white community will see characteristic and have his alarm go up. This is natural. If you say you never had this happen it is either because you have never been there, are lying, or are dead.
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    That's what I said! Sounds like someone has been drinking the Kool aid!
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    Hey Machine. I like it. Too long? Not at all. I guess some people are just too lazy to read and then have to complain about even that. NYK Look under your Avatar where it says "Location". For some reason, which I don't understand, your little box has some information about how fast you are at certain things. It seems you have those figured out in your life. So maybe you could try this. Next time you go to read an article, pre scroll the article for length and if it looks like more than a page, get yourself a "5 Hour Energy" drink, and drink it. Go do something else for 30 minutes giving the energy drink time to take it's full effect and then return to your article/post for a few minutes of enjoyable reading and the time will go by much faster. Another remedy to your dilemma is to pay attention to the people that generally post longer posts and stay away from them, such as this one. I'm sure if you've made it this far you're probably having a difficult time right now. But feel free to complain. It's OK. I happen to know this is a BS post as are most of mine. So from now on why don't you stick to posts from "Sandfly". They are generally very short, concise and to the point. Generally not more than one sentence but if they are you can just skip that one since there are many to get through anyways. Sandfly is a very well respected member of our community and it has been well documented that every single post he writes has significant meaning and is well thought out. If, after reading several of them, and you don't agree, I would dare you to challenge that thought. And lastly NYK, If I were were to make a so blatantly ridiculous low comment like that I would certainly know how to use my words properly. We look past a lot of things here but if I have an issue I make sure I know how to use "to", "too" and "two. It really is very easy. Maybe I'm having a bad day. No that's not it. Mr. Machine. I am a little curious. Since there is no signature on your article/post/paper, did you write it? I hope so. Keep it coming and it's not too long. I enjoyed it and I'm others did also.
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    Parliamentary Finance describe the allegations of some officials that the state treasury empty as "tendentious" Date: 24/04/2015 11:49 Information / Baghdad / .. emphasized the parliamentary finance committee member Masood Haider, on Friday, that there are no risk to employees' salaries, in what was described by some officials allegations that the state treasury empty as "biased" against the government. He said Haider told / information /, "The Iraqi state is rich and has a lot of financial reserves as well as a lot of the natural sources of wealth, especially since oil imports have increased in recent times." He added that "the state treasury is empty and these statements comes as part of a malicious allegations against the Iraqi government." It was an MP for the Liberal bloc Nawal Juma confirmed earlier that the new government took over the treasury "empty", and that there is fear of the state's inability to pay staff salaries.Finished / 25 u
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    from Guru BLC... BLC CHAT: The Iraqi government lifted the roof 04/23/2015 The Iraqi government lifted the roof of banking transactions for citizens [tlm724] The Iraqi government lifted the roof of banking transactions for citizens, thats nice ! [tlm724] yeppers the Iraqi government lifted the roof on withdraws by an increase of $ 63,388 per transaction for large purchases like real estate etc... [tlm724] the government's attempts to control the phenomenon of the adoption of the dollar in the Iraqi market through large daily transaction [RCS1947] Very Happy ~~~ [tlm724] to control the phenomenon of the adoption of the dollar [tlm724] to control the phenomenon of the adoption of the dollar [tlm724] because of the scarcity of local currency [tlm724] we better look at the whole article [tlm724] The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers directed to raise the ceiling certified instruments issued by private banks from 25 million dinars to 100 million dinars maximum procedural transaction [tlm724] which is by citizens with government departments [tlm724] we are working on the establishment of the Ministry of Finance to compel government departments to accept certified instruments issued by private banks, and coordination between the Finance and the Central Bank of Iraq and the Association of private banks to put controls and mechanisms are clear and specific to deposit employees and pensioners in private banks [tlm724] to put controls and mechanisms are clear and specific to deposit employees and pensioners in private bank [tlm724] so deposit their salraies in the private banks which will increase the banks liquidity and include a guarantee the rights of depositors !!! [tlm724] in addition to the establishment of the Iraqi Central Bank and government to study the possibility of banks lending to private banks to finance small and medium enterprises. " [tlm724] so the state banks will provide funds for the private banks so as to increase the wheel of commerce [tlm724] "The Committee decided that the Trade Bank of Iraq to open lines of credit to the private banks, under the supervision of the Central Bank of Iraq [RCS1947] ease of banking for small business and individuals [tlm724] yes RCS ! Luigi says...Pay very close attention to this one sentance... [tlm724] The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers directed to raise the ceiling certified instruments issued by private banks from 25 million dinars to 100 million dinars maximum procedural transaction
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    Tamimi: We support the adoption of smart card distribution of employees' salaries 25/04/2015 10:27 | Number of Views: 309 Font size: Direction Press Crossed the Parliamentary Finance Committee member Magda Tamimi, Saturday, expressed support for the step Rafidain Bank, the adoption of smart card in the distribution of salaries of state employees. Said committee member Majda al-Tamimi said in a statement to her office received "direction Press", "The government has a project under discussion, a mainstream smart card in the ministries and institutions of the state employees' salaries exchange, describing the project as good and evolving, and that the Committee this step supports significantly." She added, "This move will enable the government employee from receiving his salary from anywhere, at any time and not wait for the accounts and how to account for the employee as well as Amkana saving money in the card and withdraw their money when it wills." Tamimi confirmed, that the "voices that objected to this step is to cover operations corruption because the smart card project will reveal the names of fictitious". The Rafidain Bank announced earlier this month, the existence of a plan for the adoption of the smart card in the mechanism of the employees' salaries distribution in circles and state institutions all instead of manual cash method, stressing that this method reduces the importance of the monetary circulation and keep the money in the form that allows for circulation at any time and any place. " sa
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    Luigi is like the Pope ( but not Pope Francis...).. He speaks in the 3rd Person.....
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    I didnt say you were all incompetet ........ I just said that those who are mentally incompetant should not access to a weapon ...... it sounds like common sence but it's too easy to get access to firearms in the US.
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    But 99.9% of us aren't incompetent, what happens is, they ask us questions like, "Do you feel like harming yourself?, "Have you been depressed?" etc, etc, and then put that in their computer, so we have to be real careful on how we answer questions like that. .
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    I agree davis411. They are straight up. Report the news and help to make it understandable.
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    I see that my comment about how some cops can get to where they see all blacks or latinos and threats has been taken totally out of context. But then again many are unable to have real discussions. Like I said earlier ask those who watched people die close up at the hands of a particular group and see how many of them years later see most if not all of that particular group still with concern. But, then again, people would have to admit that everyone has some degree of bias and predudice and some of the more righteous on here, usually the open minded liberals, refuse to admit to reality like bias.
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    Call it what you want, there is a reason that these clowns are on the list. They have turned what is supposed to be at least a two party system into a joke. They are nothing but cowards who don't have the balls to take a stand for what they say they believe in. They have rolled over onto their back side so that Obama can give them a tummy rub and tell them what good boys and girls they are for caving into him.
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    Seek Your City’s Good Our WORD for Friday, 4/24/2015 If that was true for God’s exiles in Babylon, it would seem to be even more true for Christian exiles in this very “Babylonian” world. What, then, shall we do? We should do the ordinary things that need to be done: build houses; live in them; plant gardens. This does not contaminate you if you do it all for the real King and not just for eye service as men-pleasers. Seek the welfare of the place where God has sent you. Think of yourself as sent there by God. Because you are. Pray to the Lord on behalf of your city. Ask for great and good things to happen for the city. Evidently God is not indifferent to its welfare. One reason he is not is this: In the welfare of the city his people find welfare. This does not mean we give up our exile orientation. In fact we will do most good for this world by keeping a steadfast freedom from its beguiling attractions. We will serve our city best by getting our values from the “city which is to come” (Hebrews 13:14). We will do our city most good by calling as many of its citizens as we can to be citizens of the “Jerusalem above” (Galatians 4:26). Let’s live so that the natives will want to meet our King.
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    But thats exactly the point Mag. I do agree that this needs to be investigated and the guilty party s brought to justice. You know me well enough by now to know I dont like my words twisted around and I dont like when people try to act as if they know whats in my head. Cause they dont. If I see a injustice I will be the first in line to march and correct the problem. I just dont think there is a police brutality problem in this country that effects only the black population. It effects all of us. Yes there are bad cops. But if you live your life with in the boundaries of the law most the time you will not get messed with.Not always but most the time. Hell how many times have I told this forum I used to get pulled over on a regular basis for driving under the suspicion of being a Indian. Yeah it sucks. BUT you do as they say. You spread out with your hands on the hood and let them do their thing. Then you leave in one piece.
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    God protects those who know Him as Lord and Savior. Yes my Christian Brothers and Sisters this includes those who are members of The Catholic Church. My statement highlights one difference between Christianity and Islam. We may have different beliefs on how to worship the One True God the Lord Jesus Christ as evidenced by a multitude of different Christian Churches. At least we don't force anyone, Christian or otherwise, to worship our individual way least we wiggle His word to allow us to kill the people of a different Christian sect or a entirely different religion. We express our differences and respectfully tolerate each other, allowing God to work out any details, and not by the sword or gun, or bomb. Evil exists in this world and Islamic terrorists are currently the prime example of this fact. Evil can and has taken position in many large Christian churches over the milennias, but true to God's word in the bible, God Himself has and will shake His House to separate the true believers from the false believers who would corrupt the Word. Baptists tolerate Catholics and neither tolerates the KKK who clothe themselves in Christianity. Thank you Italian national security forces for being willing to stand in the line of fire and do your job investigating and ultimately arresting these criminals.
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    ***/// Agreed, BRADYBEAR... but that doesn't mean we have to be personally pleased with the involvement of the same evil cartel that is strangling US. We see where Iraq is headed under their manipulation. But so long as they RV so we can get the hell out, so be it.
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    Mornin' BradyBear....If only left with one option, I'd have to choose to go back in time...The excitement of the unknown has its appeal but heritage has responsibilities...I'd defiantly do some major research to be in the right place at the right time to make the right move to acquire the means to build a legacy to leave behind...
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    Hi Bohica... Unfortunately there are way too many indoctrinated kumbaya ("Can't we all just get along") types that disingenuously feed the narrative... and feed it well beyond just the police "participation" aspect... it's infiltrated the general public and hence, politicized as false narrative. The race-baiting and labeling by the media and politicians in all facets of our society has simply convoluted rational thoughts and actions. It has to be called out. It's common sense and intellectually honest to confront crime as evil... any crime. The scales of justice wears a blindfold. As I stated before... remove the labeling and attention to race in reporting. Stop feeding the divide. Simply call a crime a crime... but also adhere to "colorblind" justice. Is there really a distinguishment between a "hate-crime" and a "regular" crime??? This entire thread has become simply convoluted... simplify the discussion. Stay color-blind, and see the situation for what it is... including crime, or potential crime. Remember, innocent until proven guilty... Personal intellectual honesty feeds personal emotional honesty. That's the kumbaya I believe in...
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    Trinity, there is evil all around in everything. It will be on this planet till the day the Good Lord comes back and takes care of it. Now, if you were to say is there corruption in the system, then I would say yes, there is to a small degree. But then again, there will be corruption in every profession when there is someone that has a different agenda other than the right one. As far as your impression, "that when you put a good person in a corrupt system, their good nature is pressured to entertain corruption.", I would disagree to a certain degree. A good honest person may take offense to that, and I know I probably would if you just came up to me and said something like that. I believe if a person has a good value and belief system established, then I would say no, its not going to corrupt him. He will do what is right. You have to apply your quote to all professions. Does a hard working honest banker skim off the top of the daily till because it is there? No, he doesn't if he is honest and good. But, if he falls to evil and greed sets in, then he might just do it one time. That one time will lead to another and then another because it will get easier for him to do. So now you could say that the system is corrupt because the banker will steal your money when you take it in bank. You can apply that to all professions. Like I said, there are a whole lot of good people out there and then there are some bad ones. You always hear about the bad and hardly ever about the good.
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    WOW! Well, I have been sitting on the sidelines since this thread has started, I guess it is time to say something. First, Bohica and Dog, Thank You for supporting the 'Thin Blue Line'. I know others have as well, but you two have stood out the most, Thanks. Texstorm, thanks for being a brother in blue, and I agree 100% with your post. I have close to 30 years in corrections and law enfrocement. Six years was spent in corrections, all I will say about it is that I delt with the baddest of the bad. The last 22 have been in law enforcement on the streets. I have seen the worst that society has to offer. On one occassion, I had a small child die in my arms as a result of a drunk driver that had fled the scene. He showed no remorse when we caught him a little later. I had a lot of emotion built up making that arrest, but I maintained my professionalism and did my job the way I was and am expected to, as a professional. It is not my job to pass judgement. That is the job of a court and a jury of peers. Trinity, I am sorry if you have been treated wrongly before, but do not put all law enforcement in the same category. In every job and profession on this planet, there is going to be good and bad, and in my profession, I hope that bad get weeded out and are dealt with accordingingly. I do not care if you are white, black, red, green, purple or whatever, If you have violated the trust and laws of the established community, it is my job to take you before the court. I will use the amount of force necessary to do my job that I have been entrusted to do. I believe the vast majority of officers will agree. Do some carry it too far, yes they do, but the majority do not. You will hardly ever see the good that is done, only the bad. That is what our society wants now. The 'If it bleeds, it leads', has become the mainstay of all media outlets. I would like to share a little anology here with everyone before I go. What everyone needs to remember is that there are sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. I suggest that if you are not familiar with the sheep, wolves and sheepdog concept, then go read the page and see where you fit in. I have included a link at the bottom to LTC. Dave Grossman's site, where you need to go. He is a retired West Pointer and such. You can read is lengthy bio on his page. The majority of people will be either a sheep or a wolf. Only a few have what it takes to be the sheepdog. If you read it with an open mind, you can apply and see a lot of what is going on in todays world to it. The wolves are getting bolder, and the sheep want the sheepdogs to be more like the sheep. Mark, I just saw your post, I couldn't agree more.
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