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  1. 3 points
    When the government tries to control or decrease the amount of money sold in the auction, the market rate will go out of the 2% compliance on the spread. The only way to decrease the amounts at the auction and stay in compliance would be to move from IMF Article XIV into VIII and make the Dinar internationally traded. That gives way for less need for a hard currency.
  2. 3 points
    With all due respect you are still bending things to support your views. You’re a hater, I get that but don’t even try to convince me that the Dems are correct on just about any issue because they are not. My friend you are a parrot and common sense would tell you that the Dem policies are not good for America, they just don’t work. Our country wasn’t built by whinny, lazy entitled people but that’s what we have become under your party’s policies. I guess I will have to be done with you because you have your views and I have mine, I’m not going to change and you won’t either. This has become a colossal waste of my time. I was mildly amused but now I’m just bored with it and your constant hatred of our President. Have a nice life. BTW that’s not me giving you red rubies
  3. 3 points
    From a closed market economy to an open market economy..... coming soon Go end of exchange control Go real market value Go purchasing power
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    Reconstruction Fund opens two power plants in Mosul Written by: saadin:January 17, 2019In: Al-Nour News / Nineveh The head of the Fund for the Reconstruction of Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations Mustafa Al-Hiti opened two electricity stations in the district of Talef and its Wana district north of Mosul. "This came during a ceremony held by the Fund in cooperation with the Electricity Distribution Branch of Nineveh, attended by the Assistant Director General of Diyala and Assistant Director General of North Electricity Distribution, as well as local officials, military leaders, clerics, dignitaries and dignitaries of the region." He added that "during a speech, he highlighted the projects carried out by the Fund in the province of Nineveh since 2016 to date and the number of about 75 projects in various sectors." The reconstruction fund of the areas affected by terrorist operations included in its plan in 2017 and 2018 project to equip districts and districts of Nineveh power stations contribute to the upgrading of electricity supply throughout the province and stability of the service to urge displaced citizens to return to their homes and areas voluntarily.
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    Are Americans working for free. They will get paid. Is the shutdown hurting the economy. Not yet. Are farmers hurt by tariffs. For a short while but China is buying MORE soybeans now than before tariffs. Is Issis defeated. No but they are lowered to just small groups. Unlike during Obama when they were taking over Iraq if America leaves NATO it will hurt our Allies. We are not leaving Nato. They are paying more than ever. Is Nort Korea still a threat. Yes but they are not firing missles over Japan and we haven’t paid them off like Obama You tell half truths to fit your Democratic agenda. Why won’t your Democratic leaders grow up and negotiate in good faith with President Trump. Why is everything with the Democrats NO and Resistance. Your leaders are garbage
  6. 3 points
    Do liberals have their head in a cloud, yep. Are liberals blinded by their unabated hatred for President Donald J Trump? Yep
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    I Had Read That Drinking May Be Hazardous To Ur Health ! That’s Why My New Years Resolution Was To Cut Back On My Reading ...
  9. 2 points
    House Democrats File Bill to Force All Americans to Fund Abortions NATIONAL STEVEN ERTELT JAN 16, 2019 | 12:35PM WASHINGTON, DC What a difference a party makes. When pro-life Republicans controlled the House of Representatives, they passed legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and to ban late-term abortions. Now that Democrats are in control of the House, they’ve already passed a bill to fund Planned Parenthood’s International abortion agenda. And the next item on their list is forcing all Americans to fund abortions here in the United States: But a brand new poll finds most Americans oppose funding abortions with taxpayer dollars. A new national poll conducted by Marist University finds an overwhelming majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion and would like Roe v. Wade reinterpreted to allow restrictions on abortions. By a double-digit margin, a majority of all Americans oppose any taxpayer funding of abortion (54 percent to 39 percent). In addition, the survey found that three-quarters (75 percent) of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion abroad, fewer than two in 10 (19 percent) support such funding. Opposition to this funding includes most Republicans (94 percent) and independents (80 percent) and a majority of Democrats (56 percent).
  10. 2 points
    Good afternoon DinarVets, and welcome to the weekly! I love days like today, where I can just hop right into the MEAT. As much as we all hate "I told you so's", here are a couple. Headlines from the past couple days include: 1. BREXIT. When this was first brought up in 2016, I voiced my opinion that it wouldn't be successful and not to worry about it. As of this morning, it looks like the whole thing was a huge waste of time and is going nowhere... time will tell, but I could have told you that as well. 2. Did you catch my update last week? One of my talking points was oil, the price per barrel, and Iraq's sneaky but convenient exception to the ongoing limitations on production by OPEC members. Just look at these headlines... "Could Oil Prices Rise By $25 Per Barrel In 2019?" "Kuwait National: $ 65 Brent crude average during 2019 and 2020 " " Oil Markets Could See Deficit In 2019 The oil supply surplus is “starting to reverse,” according to a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch." (the word "deficit" is a good thing here ) "Heavy Crude: From Glut To Shortage - Jan 15, 2019, 5:00 PM CST" ("Shortage" is another good word for us right now) " Oil rises with hopes of a better market under OPEC-led cuts " ... and so on. Here's the thing, folks... this is the situation that Iraq wants. This writing is on the wall, in the headlines, and it's heading towards RV time. Iraq can read the headlines just as well as we can, so for now we just hang on tight. Oil is at $52.18 right now, and for scientific discussion purposes, I have painstakingly explained below what I'd like to see happen in this market: What more can I say at this point? 2019 is cruising along nicely for us, and as long as you're in VIP with me... you're ready just like me and a boatload of other DV members! Here's the weekly Q's: Possibly. Our VIP options in Mexico seem to change on a daily basis, and I keep an updated database of what is safe, reliable, and viable. If I say "yes" today, it could be "no" next week, so I won't give a commitment on that question until the time is here. In a roundabout way it does, because global events always have some impact.... so, yes. But it doesn't merit any concern for us at this time. I am midway through writing a post on exactly that topic. I'll wrap it up soon and send out an email. For now, my simple answer - I don't think it's likely that they will take the first approach. More on that later. ================ That'll do it for now! Hang on tight everyone, when the nuts and bolts of my picture above come into play, it looks like we're ready for blast off. GOOO RRRVVVVVVV!!! - Adam
  11. 2 points
    Iraq's top officials agree to postpone gov't completion: Binna'a Coalition MP Mithaq al-Hamedi said on Thursday that a high-level meeting between the Iraq's president, prime minister, and parliament speaker agreed to postpone the completion of the government until the next legislative term. The three officials agreed on Wednesday to adjourn the completion of the government formation in order to enable the political blocs to finalize the law of the 2019 budget, Hamedi said, describing the budget law as "the most important joint file in the work of the state." Parliamentary finance committee member Mahasen Hamdoun on Wednesday said that the national budget law for the year 2019 will be finalized and submitted to the parliament within ten days. The finance committee is still discussing the law of the general budget with the relevant governmental committee, Hamdoun said, adding that no decision has been taken yet to change the articles of the budget law https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/35286/Iraq-s-top-officials-agree-to-postpone-gov-t-completion-MP
  12. 2 points
    Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 PM CST Join Our Community Ever since Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016 as head of the pro-independence ruling party, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated to multi-decade extremes. Before her election, relations between the two sides had reached a new era of conciliation or, as Beijing would like to call it, reconciliation during the administration of President MaYing-jeou, a Beijing-leaning bureaucratic that seemed prepared to allow the merging of the two sides through economic cooperation. Now that Tsai has been in office nearly three years, cross-strait relations can arguably be called the worst since 1979 when China stopped firing artillery barrages across the strait at Taiwanese outlaying islands. However, Beijing hasn’t been satisfied with just a war of words lately but it is backing up its oft-saber rattling by conducting naval war games close to the Taiwanese coast as well as sending bomber sorties near or even into Taiwanese air space. This stepped-up tactic of using the stick instead of the carrot fits all too well with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s more muscular approach in the Asia-Pacific region. Soon after becoming president in 2012, Xi pledged to not militarize the numerous islands, reefs and formations that it occupied, or in the case of Scarborough Shoal in the Philippines’ own UN-mandated 200 natural mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), it seized after a tense standoff between Chinese naval and maritime vessels and a less equipped Philippine navy. But in the ensuing years, Beijing has not only broken Xi’s promise, it has upped the ante to a dangerous level, by enforcing its ill-founded claim to around 90 percent of the South China Sea, based on historical claims, something that other rival claimants can also promulgate, particularly Vietnam which reportedly has ancient maps and documents backing its overlapping South China Sea claims. Coming full circle Now, Taiwan is stating that it will not bow to Chinese pressure for international support against what it calls Beijing’s “out-of-control actions”, a Taiwanese presidential spokesman said on Thursday, after Beijing urged companies to change the way they refer to the self-ruled island. Alex Huang, the spokesman for the Taiwanese president told reporters in Taipei that as for China’s related out-of-control actions, we need to remind the international community to face this squarely and to unite efforts to reduce and contain these actions. The power of words The Chinese state-run Legal Daily reported on Wednesday, citing a report released by Chinese government think tanks, that U.S. companies including tech heavyweights Apple and Google had erred and wrongly labeled Taiwan and should take immediate action to correct their mistake. This is not the first time that Beijing has lashed out at Western companies over how they refer to Taiwan. Last year, Beijing put considerable pressure on U.S. airlines on how they refer to Taiwan, asking them, actually forcing them, to refer to Taiwan as “China Taiwan.” Related: Oil May Never Return To The Triple-Digits According to a Washington Post article in July, American Airlines wiped Taiwan from its website, and United Airlines said it was working to meet China’s requirements. The kowtow by the American-based airlines came three months after Beijing ordered dozens of foreign airlines to refer to the island (Taiwan) as a Chinese territory or face consequences in the world’s second-largest aviation market. The same week, the Post report added, Chinese users could no longer see the name “Taiwan” on a map of Asia on the American Airlines website, while China, Japan and the Koreas remained. https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Asia/Chinese-Power-Play-Could-Threaten-Taiwans-Energy-Industry.html
  13. 2 points
    Wait, what, this can’t be. BA said ISIS is real dangerous and now the Iranian leader says Iraq defeated them. Who do I believe. Hahahahaha. Lighten up folks.
  14. 2 points
    I agree with you Shabbs but You can’t misquote what I wrote or the context. You did. Just another example of how you and BA bend your truth to meet your agenda. I write a lot of stuff tongue in cheek to show a preposterous exaggerated view of a situation. Do I truly believe if you dropped a few the immigration problem would go away NO, and I stated in that post it was a drastic approach. It’s so typical of you hysterical Dems. You guys go hysterical over everything. Do you not think for one moment Trump isn’t jacking with you Dems. Of course he is and So am I most of the time.
  15. 2 points
    I don’t take you seriously and your truth is well, it’s your truth. I don’t agree with about 80% of what you write.
  16. 2 points
    Stricken with Pneumonia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancels Event Set for January 29, 2019 The 85 year old cancer survivor fights for her life after contracting Pneumonia Share Tweet2 Comments January 15, 2019 US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Develops Pneumonia, which is generally a death sentence post surgery Update, 1/16/19: Justice Ginsburg today cancelled a public appearance set for January 29, 2019, as she remains in a hospital fighting Pneumonia. The elderly judge appears to be nearing the end of her life, as the Trump administration asks allies for suggestions to replace her. Jan 29 in LA - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancels Public Appearance in Los Angeles Set for January 29 https://t.co/ilYdXI05NHvia @gatewaypundit As any reader of the Santa Monica Observer knew last September, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed lung cancer. The 85 year old Supreme Court Justice had surgery as quietly as possible on December 22, 2018. Following surgery, she has developed complications including pneumonia. Pneumonia often afflicts elderly post surgery patients in the US, since antibiotics have resulted in Multi Resistant Strains of the lung infection. The left and the main stream media have tried to put on a brave face as Ginsburg missed three straight days of argument this week, interviewing cancer doctors to say that she would recover. They claimed that she was working in her hospital room, knowing that it was untrue. https://www.smobserved.com/story/2019/01/07/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-will-retire-from-the-us-supreme-court-in-january-2019/3658.html
  17. 2 points
    This list is all fine but you all forget who we all are dealing with. The same group that brought us " Pass it then read it." They will agree to the money and even half the list. Potus will say o.k. The shutdown will end. Then instead of enacting the bills and passing them, the Dems will stall and claim POTUS is weak. This is what compromise means to the Democratic Party. Take and no give. Mr. President... Do your job. Enforce the laws Congress passed.
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    The Central Bank announces the approval of financing a number of projects Written by: saadin:January 17, 2019In: Light News / Baghdad , the Supreme Committee for the initiative of the "Enable" funded by a number of banks and exchange companies operating in Iraq and supervised by the Central Bank of Iraq has ratified, to support a number of projects in different areas of Iraq as well as in- kind assistance to a number of citizens, this move comes from The role of this bank in supporting community, service and humanitarian projects. "During the first meeting of this committee for 2019, it approved the financing of projects, notably the reconstruction and development of the Church of the Virgin Mary Chaldean in Basra, the rehabilitation of the northern gate of Baghdad, and the park on 14 July in the holy city of Kadhimiya, Rehabilitation and development, as well as the rehabilitation and development of five bridges in Baghdad. " He added that "the Higher Committee of the initiative (Tamkeen) to confirm that there are other projects under study are distributed to different areas of Iraq for implementation after being approved by this committee in cooperation with the relevant bodies."
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    17-01-2019 10:22 AM Kharbit for "News": the budget focused on security and neglected the services of citizens Baghdad A member of the Committee on Economy and Investment Parliamentary Abdullah al-Kharbit, on Thursday, the focus of most of the budget resources for the year 2019 on issues of security and security ministries, noting that the budget neglected all vital issues and service . Kharbit said in a statement to the 'news', that 'Iraq is a military state because of the volume of spending on the security and military as the budget focused on 2019 on defense and the interior and the crowd and neglected vital sectors and services of interest to the citizen '. He added that 'budget funds go without return to the government that Iraq imports all goods in dollars and hard currency without any internal production,' noting that 'Iraq is facing difficult options as it is a case of dumping of Iranian and Turkish goods, making him unable to produce anything .' He added that 'the government must support investment to encourage investors through the facilities and ensure the success of his project', saying that 'Iraq is funny in the subject of investment where not even granted the visa to the investor ' Kharbit called for benefiting from the experiences of Malaysia and the successful countries in building investments and bringing in developed international companies that evaluate their industrial projects and production laboratories from within Iraq .
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    Butifldrm Member Platinum VIP CBI approves financing projects in Basra and Baghdad Twilight News 3 hours ago The Higher Committee of the "Tamkeen" initiative, funded by a number of banks and exchange companies operating in Iraq and supervised by the Central Bank of Iraq, has supported a number of projects in different areas of Iraq in addition to in-kind assistance to a number of citizens. "This step comes from the role played by this bank in supporting community, service and humanitarian projects," the bank said in a statement today. "During the first meeting of this committee in 2019, it approved the financing of projects, notably the reconstruction and development of the Church of the Virgin Mary Chaldean in Basra and the rehabilitation of the northern gate of Baghdad. And the development of five bridges in Baghdad. " The Committee noted that "there are other projects under study are distributed to different areas of Iraq for implementation after being approved by this committee in cooperation with the relevant bodies." Keywords: http://www.shafaaq.com/ar/Ar_NewsReader/64dba0fc-1e4a-40bb-982e-e54f01bcc727
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    The Supreme Committee of the Tamkeen Initiative approved the financing of a number of projects January 17, 2019
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    Camel dung..... for american cannabis crops.....
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    I would like to say that I'm stunned this is something that ANYONE would make an issue of, BUT I'M NOT. The American Embassy in Iraq is the Largest American Embassy in the world. Thus it would of a necessity be maned by the largest complement of personnel in the world. Personnel that are only going to serve a max of 18 months in country before being reassigned. Personnel that naturally come with thousands of pounds of personal belongings. Belongings that must needs be shipped when said personnel are reassigned. Upper Echelon and High ranking personnel at an Embassy like Iraq might even have there families with them and thus have there own family housing quarters. The average weight of a families household goods would be between 10,000 to 15,000 pounds. All of which would have to be shipped with the family at the time of the Embassy Personnel being reassigned. Such Upper Echelon personnel don't always come back to the United States upon reassignment but would request, as a career enhancement, to be moved to another Embassy with seemingly more status. IE. Norway. These shipments for the most part are most likely nothing more than the personal belongings of the Embassy staff. And from some of the wording of the article I STRONGLY suspect that the author knows this.
  25. 2 points
    The House of Representatives completes the reading of the two draft laws of the Fund for the recovery of Iraq's funds and amending the Companies Law January 16, 2019 The House of Representatives at its twenty-sixth session held under the chairmanship of Mr. Mohamed Halboussi, President of the Council on Wednesday 16/1/2019 and in the presence of 196 deputies, the first reading of the draft laws. At the beginning of the session, President Halabousi decided to postpone the consideration of appeals filed on the health of the membership of some ladies and gentlemen members of the House of Representatives because of the availability of a quorum of two-thirds of the number of deputies. Then Mr. Atwan Al Atwani was sworn in as a deputy in the House of Representatives. The Council ended the first reading of the draft law of the first amendment to the law of the Fund for the recovery of Iraq's money No. (9) for the year 2012 submitted by the committees of integrity and finance for the purpose of determining the link of the fund to recover the money of Iraq and the addition of members of its Board of Directors and grant authority to the Board of Directors to grant bonuses to informants and according to the role of each. The Presidency of the Council decided to postpone the first reading of the first amendment bill to the Integrity Commission Law No. (30) for the year 2011 submitted by the Integrity and Legal Committees, civil society institutions, parliamentary development and the draft law on illegal gain submitted by the Legal and Financial Committees. The Council approved the first reading of the draft law amending the Companies Law No. (21) of 1997 submitted by the Committee on Economy and Investment because there is a need to establish holding companies in order to support the national economy and to regulate their legal provisions and facilitate the procedures for applying for the establishment of companies and to enable the Council of Ministers to establish holding companies In the ministries and entities not affiliated with the Ministry or the conversion of public companies to holding companies or the exclusion of some companies from the provisions of the law and to regulate the contribution of foreign capital in joint stock companies and limited and to increase the amounts collected under the law and enable the Minister of Commerce Usually consider them. Then the Presidency of the Council decided to continue the session until Saturday 19/1/2019. Department of Information Iraqi Council of Representatives 16/1/2019 http://ar.parliament.iq/2019/01/16/مجلس-النواب-ينهي-قراءة-مشروعي-قانوني-ص/


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