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    Hope So, GregP, AND The Best Of Your Weekend To You!!! Here is a little background on the guy who wrote the October 12, 2018 article DinarThug posted: Ahmed Mousa Jiyad Ahmed Mousa Jiyad Petroleum Development Consultant Articles(s) by this author Profile Ahmed Mousa Jiyad is an is an independent development consultant and scholar. He studied and graduated with B.Sc. in Economics (Univ., of Baghdad), Post Graduate Diploma in Planning (Univ., of Birmingham, UK), M.Sc. in Development Studies (Univ., of Bath, UK) and MA, Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities, USA). OGEL Articles Article(s) by this author: (Most recent first) Transparency Governance in Iraq's Extractive Industry at a Crossroads Iraq OGEL 4 (2014) Legal, Fiscal and Regulatory Frameworks Governing Upstream Petroleum in Iraq Iraq OGEL 5 (2013) So, the guy is NOT a Bicraqi Iraqi decision maker but is providing content for a column that has varying degrees of relevance. Following is an excerpt from the The last paragraph quoted is accomplished nominally ten calendar days later by the consolidation of the companies mentioned via the recent news articles even though conflicts, at least somewhat, with the previous portion in the quoted section. As a result, the Federal Court may have more to say on the "Federal Oil And Gas Law" forthcoming that contradicts the information in the October 12, 2018 column. So, no matter how messed up things appear, there does appear to be remarkable ways to ACTUALLY "git 'er dun" without any "independent development consultant and scholar" input or direction. In The Mean Time............................................................ Go Moola Nova (YEAH AND YEE HAW, BABY, READY WHEN YOU ARE BROTHER (OR SISTER) - LET 'ER BUCK!!!)!!!
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    Great Point, Theseus, AND The Best Of Your Weekend To You!!! Hey, I did mention the customary but necessary "disclaimer"!!! If I remember right, there were three portions of the HCL with one of them being passed by the GOI relatively early in the year allocating 10% of the crude oil revenues to the Iraqi Citizens. The content of the most of the recent articles in this thread appear to relate to one of the other three portions of the HCL. What I like is the announcement of the formations of these companies under the "National Oil Company" separate from the Cabinet "in order to start direct investment" that appears to be related to a second of the three related to the HCL. Whether or not there is "this requires intensive, complex and long term efforts and may not work in the end" is likely Iraqlish for "we have all our options on the table at all times and are pursuing everything simultaneously to find things that benefit us" that is likely not an indication of any direction or accomplishments they will have for any given day or time. What I find interesting is the news in the past couple months or so with regard to the Federal Court issuing a ruling related to the "Federal Oil And Gas Law" or something like that to infer, at least to me, there are viable constitutional elements to get the "Federal Oil And Gas Law" or something like that elements implemented via the Federal Court. The Federal Court was supposed to rule on this October 3 but decided to wait until after the formation of the newly elected government. Who knows what horse trading was actually done to get where things are now with implications for the future, even very near future? As always, just my conjecture.......................................................................... Of course, may or may not be a rendition of reality. CAVEAT EMPTOR, (every) Reader!!! In The Mean Time.................................................................................. Go Moola Nova (YEAH AND YEE HAW, BABY, READY WHEN YOU ARE BROTHER (OR SISTER) - LET 'ER BUCK)!!!
  3. 4 points
    I'm going to President's D-Rex Trump Rally in Houston next Tuesday 10/22/18. My fiance , my mother (83) , my father (93) and I will attend with honor. My fiance is personal friend's with Trump's campaign MGR Texas , so we should have great seats. The energy in the Toyota center should be astounding. President D-Rex Trump's journey has been nothing short of miricle. For the first time in history a President has done exactly what he says he is going to do. We need the wall in Texas more than ever before ! Please get out and vote ! Our very survival and freedom and existence depends on that. "We the people" are in control of our own destiny , not Washington ! Without the most powerful military in the world we are nothing ! No longer do we have to play second fiddle to any other country ! No longer do we have to fear their rath ! Get off your asses and vote ! May God bless us all and guide this man that leads us....Amen ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท
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    Spygate: The True Story of Collusion [Infographic] How Americaโ€™s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump BY JEFF CARLSON October 12, 2018 Updated: October 13, 2018 Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygateโ€”the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaignโ€”remains surprisingly simple: 1. CIA Director John Brennan, with some assistance from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, gathered foreign intelligence and fed it throughout our domestic Intelligence Community. 2. The FBI became the handler of Brennanโ€™s intelligence and engaged in the more practical elements of surveillance. 3. The Department of Justice facilitated investigations by the FBI and legal maneuverings, while providing a crucial shield of nondisclosure. 4. The Department of State became a mechanism of information dissemination and leaks. 5. Hillarious Clintonโ€™s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided funding, support, and media collusion. 6. Obama administration officials were complicit, and engaged in unmasking and intelligence gathering and dissemination. 7. The media was the most corrosive element in many respects. None of these events could have transpired without their willing participation. Stories were pushed, facts were ignored, and narratives were promoted. Letโ€™s start with a simple premise: The candidacy of Trump presented both an opportunity and a threat. --This is a long read, see link below--
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    This looks like a way to make sure all the oil exported will be accounted for. This includes Kirkuk ,Basra and the Kurdish region. If this figure of (all) the oil is close to accurate, it makes the HCL much easier to divide up the percentages cut out for the Region. This is great imho
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    I think this might be to "throw everyone off". They don't want to tell everyone what's coming yet. I'm not sure at all, of course. I just hope I'm right.
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    it's being reported now that the caravan is turning around at Mexico's southern border. This is what happens when you got balls.
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    INOC was founded in 1966. In order to protect Iraqi national interests, the company was forbidden from entering into partnerships or granting concessions to foreign oil companies. The only foreign aid came in the form of the Iraq-Soviet Protocol, which was a contract with the Soviet Union that required the country to give technical and financial aid to INOC. By 1980, the company had a production capacity of 3 million barrels per day. However, the outbreak of war with Iran severely damaged production capacity. Subsequent war prevented the return to 1980 levels. The company was scrapped by Saddam Hussein in 1987 and broken into several regional companies. Starting in 2009, there was talk of rebuilding the INOC. Iraq is estimated to have 115 million barrels of oil in its reserves and it is expected that, barring any further setbacks, the INOC can reach production of 3.5 million barrels per day by 2014. There has been a bitter dispute in the Iraqi parliament since the fall of the Hussein government as to the portions of profits that will go to each of the three major groups. The Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish factions have been unable to reach an agreement. The Kurdish faction has actually begun producing its oil fields, against the edict of the Ministry of Oil, and currently has a production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day. The reason why I posted this is because it appears that Iraq has reinstated the old Iraq National Oil Company under the new National oil company. Saddam disbanded and split up the company and now it appears that they have now merged them back again ie: North oil company. Why are we waiting on a supposed new HCL and when it appears they have had one in place since 1987 and have just reverted back to it with no doubt amendments.
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    More control on the quantity of oil produced ... good news.! Go hcl Go RV
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    Lucky guy and good seats too. Please take lots of pic's.
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    You can bet your 4th Point of Contact...Iโ€™ll be in line to cast my vote!! Enjoy the rally!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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    Why am I thinking that this could be tied to the HCL , which is all about who owns the oil ,isn't it ?
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    Wow that was a long post to the thread poker player ๐Ÿ˜€ ( no , really long hahahaha ) Mega billion number 15/33/38/41/53----24 poker player 01/08/22/32/48----10 Jeep guy Extra 03/41/44/57/59---08 --- 13/18/33/39/51----10
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    U.S. Puts $15 Million Bounty on Heads of al Qaeda Leaders The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is willing to pay up to $15 million for information leading to the capture of two senior al Qaeda leaders organizing terrorist operations across the Middle East. The State Department has placed a $5 million bounty of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, senior regional leader Khalid Saeed al-Batarfi and a $10 million bounty on AQAP leader Qasim al-Rimi. The rewards are paid out for information leading to the identification, location, arrest, and conviction of the two leaders. Al-Rimi took the reins as AQAP's leader in June 2015, when he swore allegiance to al Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawairi "and called for renewed attacks against the United States," according to the State Department.
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    I will JG1 ! I'll just need some technical assistance to upload them. LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Yeah...snap some pics of the POTUS kicking a$$ and taking names!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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    Thanks Enigma2a ! The FBI..... tarnished. The Department of Justice.... tarnished. The entire Obama presidency.... tarnished. The Clinton foundation ..... tarnished ! Hopefully President D-Rex Trump can topple the whole piramid.
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    Yes......I are firmly embedded.......enjoy your weekend.....spend some time with those nephews......take care........CL
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    This is so happening right now .. hcl /RV ..just my opinion guys but this sure looks good.. cheers DV
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    Someone is going to win tonight!! Lets pray it's one of us !!!! MM # 21 38 41 42 59 MB 06
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    U mean the left & hollywood types wouldn't want to help protect our country by donating? But to respond to u.....I don't want them here illegally and believe those that do should pay
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    Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears 1 hour ago ยฉ Provided by A man walks past Mega Millions and other lottery displays outside of The Lucky Spot in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $970 million, inching ever-closer to the $1 billion mark. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) DES MOINES, Iowa - The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million. Although the jackpot keeps increasing , the odds of winning remain stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. The prize has grown so large because no one has hit the jackpot since July 24, when a group in California won $543 million. The $1 billion prize refers to the annuity option. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be $565 million. Officials say that if there isn't a winner, the prize for Tuesday night's drawing would be $1.6 billion, tying the largest U.S. lottery prize.
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    how bout we cut back BS entitlements (corporate & civilian) to help fund the wall. There are many ways we could find monies (including having 3rd world countries help pay) to build the wall.
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    Cranman Where will the funds come from to run these camps? Once here it's very difficult if not impossible to track & manage them.
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    i agree the wall should be built as well. They shouldn't be allowed in illegally.
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    PLEASE โ€“ email every friend you know and tell them there is an error on your ballot. Look closely at Prop 6 โ€“ it is actually the gas tax repeal and you should vote yes if you want to repeal it!" Also Gavin Newsom VS JOHN COX for Governor - More of the same vs STRONG BOARDERS, FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LOWER TAXES Please vote responsibly.
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    It would appear southern oil company also included.... Basra Oil Company (BOC) is a national Iraqi company responsible for the oil in the south of Iraq. It is situated in Basra. BOC is one of the major fundamental formations of the Iraq National Oil Company (INOC). It was the first nucleus and the basis of national direct investment projects in the 1970s, where the BOC was subsidiary to the national company.
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    Take the millions of dollars we send/spend in these countries and set up refugee camps/towns in their own country. Protect them from the gangs and cartels. Then tell the governments there to clean up their act. Get rid of the cartels/gangs and get the infra structure in the towns up to decent standards. It would satisfy all the issues.
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    10/19 MM 14 15 25 46 50 mb07 10/20 PB 19 27 29 39 55 pb03
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    MM 04 19 28 31 51 MB 19 PB 01 02 21 30 63 PB 22
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    MM 04 12 18 41 68 MB 25 PB 15 31 35 36 56 PB 17
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    @caz1104 I stated in my post that the funds could come from the normal funds we send to them to help their countries or the countries with the mass exodus could donate money to help their people here.. How hard is it to track people in a camp. At least at a camp, they voluntarily came to, they would be in one central location. At that time they could be processed, vetted, and if deemed acceptable, released. If they try to come in any other way then away they go. Boot in ass back over the border. A wall is a good start and deterrent but not a fix all/ stop all solution. As long as there is a massive delay to enter the country, they will come in way they can. I don't agree but that's the way it is.
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    PB 10/20 - 18 40 46 47 49 power = 08 MM 10/19 - 02 18 38 44 68 mega = 21
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    10/19 MM 12-24-28-38-50 MB 16 10/20 PB 07-22-50-51-58 PB 03
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    Dear God......Ok...Don't let me get started.... List is way too long ( About worldwide, Int'l Politics I mean....)
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    Thanks Googles! Megamillions (10/19) 28 36 43 46 57 MB 20 Powerball (10/20) 33 46 47 61 63 PB 25
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