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  1. Just back here after a year or two off. Been checking in. Still holding Dinar. Hope you all are well!! 1:1 Laid Back?? Heck yea!!!!
  2. I just got home, but checked UN website from work today at lunch when my buddy called with good news. It appeared to me they were only released from returning Kuwati remains and properties requirements of ch 7. Still great news, but just an observation. Sorry if this has already been addressed, as I didn't read all posts.
  3. Im definitly not an economist, but bought a million through my bank last year for approx 60.00. Lost that the first couple of hours at the Hard Rock last month. I certainly would not want to wish I had invested IF something good happened to their currency over a lousy 60.00. Go IQD and Dong
  4. Grandma got run over by a reindeer. Corny as hell, but I laugh most everytime I hear it. Merry Christmas to all, and big congratulations Patty. Your comments made me feel nice.
  5. Sorry if this was posted. couldnt find it if so. Sounded like 1 more piece of the puzzle in place. Link. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Oil payments from Baghdad to Iraq's Kurdish region will be transferred today, Kurdish Energy Minister Ashti Hawrami said on Sunday, ending a heated tug-of-war over the issue, at least for now. Baghdad and Kurdistan agreed earlier this month to draw a line under a dispute over oil payments after the latter pledged to continue exports and Baghdad said it would pay foreign companies working there. Kurdistan has riled Baghdad by signing deals with foreign oil majors, such as Exxon and Chevron, contracts the central government rejects as illegal. "Payments will be transferred to the Kurdish regional government today: that's what I've been told in Baghdad today," Hawrami told reporters in the Iraqi capital. Hawrami was in Baghdad for a meeting also attended by Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul-Kareem Luaibi, at which they were due to discuss a long-awaited oil and gas law. More than nine years after the toppling of Saddam Hussein, the OPEC member still has no binding hydrocarbon law. A 2007 draft national oil law that aims to resolve the disputes over crude has been caught up in political infighting. The oil contracts row is part of a broader battle between the Baghdad government and Kurdistan over oil rights, territory and regional autonomy that is straining Iraq's uneasy federal union. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by David Goodman and Patrick Graham)
  6. Mods if this has been posted, please delete. I couldnt find it though. Thanks. This was an e-mail, so sorry but no link. Supposedly from Randy Koonce, forwarded from a fellow dinar head. Good luck Just dropping a note to keep you up on what is happening... Parliament convened and the paperwork was submitted to remove Maliki. Maliki now has 3 days to respond, we should see some movement tomorrow to that effect in the paper there would be options for Maliki Options: 1. would be to announce the GOI 2. would be to resign 3. to go through the no confidence vote. Since paperwork is in they have 3 days before the vote so now we wait for the parliament to be called into session which could happen on Sunday or Monday..... If we get that far then they vote and Maliki would be gone, they then have 7 days to replace maliki with someone else. The News is moving fast this stuff should show on main news agency. Breathe Maliki is still in until the above happens but we are beginning to get on a time table. Once one of the three things above starts then we will have a time table........ So breathe and relax things are coming to an end. I hope this helps. Good Question...........Next Question. Randy
  7. ..Sorry if this was posted already. What I found interesting is the unemplyment numbers. I think these are closer to the real numbers, but probably still low. That and the softies comment. Ed Iraqi MPs are toying with a Saddam-era policy they hope will combat both high unemployment and fears of sectarian divisions in a country that was on the brink of civil war a few years ago: conscription. The nascent proposal is a potentially divisive one, and may face opposition in the Kurdish north and mostly Shiite south -- two areas that were victims of now-executed dictator Saddam Hussein's conscript army. However, two members of the Iraqi parliament's security and defence committee -- one a Shiite from the southern province of Basra who belongs to an Islamist party, the other a Sunni from the western desert region of Anbar who is part of a secular bloc -- back the proposal and want to see it through. "The circumstances are good for applying a law like this one, and there are important reasons to do so," said Ammar Tohma, a member of the Shiite Fadhila party. "The regime in Iraq these days is based on the will of the nation; we are no longer dealing with the foolishness and adventures of the dictator." Tohma argued that compulsory military service for young men would reduce Iraq's unemployment, officially reported at 12 percent but estimated to be much higher, and foster a national identity after years of communal violence that followed the 2003 US-led invasion. He said the proposal was still only being discussed within the committee, and admitted that "the idea of conscription, with the mistakes of the former regime and the pressure it put on individuals and families," is still negatively perceived by many Iraqis. Saddam's armed forces once numbered as many as one million strong before the 2003 US-led invasion that ousted the dictator. The old Iraqi military had been formed of male conscripts, with those who did not complete secondary school, secondary school graduates and degree-holders required to complete three years, two years and 18 months in the armed forces, respectively. In reality, many were forced to stay for much longer than those periods, and students would often purposely fail courses in order to postpone their military service. After the invasion, however, the ruling Coalition Provisional Authority disbanded the entire Iraqi military, security and intelligence apparatus, a move widely criticised as fuelling the insurgency against US forces. In any event, it meant the armed forces would have to be rebuilt from scratch, with the aim of building a professional volunteer military. They now number around 300,000, primarily from the army and support staffs, but also including a fledgling navy and air force. "Military service implants a feeling of citizenship," said Hamed al-Mutlak, a Sunni lawmaker belonging to the Iraqiya bloc who retired from the army in 1993 as a brigadier general. "When the son of Anbar does his service in Basra, and vice versa, and the same for all the provinces of Iraq, it brings back feelings of loyalty to the country," said the 62-year-old, whose brother, Saleh al-Mutlak, is the country's deputy prime minister. "In the past, military service was too long and involved Iraq in wars. There was no need, then, to fight unemployment or sectarian feelings, like there is now," he added. Iraq's government relies on oil sales for the vast majority of its revenue, but the United Nations estimates that while crude accounts for 65 percent of gross domestic product, it is responsible for just one percent of jobs. The imbalance, combined with a moribund private sector, has resulted in unemployment estimated by non-government groups to be as high as 30 percent. And a survey late last year from the US-based National Democratic Institute listed unemployment as the biggest concern for Iraqis nationwide, with 85 percent of respondents arguing that the job situation was getting worse. Violence, meanwhile, is down dramatically compared to 2006-2008, when sectarian bloodshed pushed Iraq to the brink of all-out civil war, but tension remains high, especially after an arrest warrant was issued by the Shiite-led government against a Sunni vice president on charges he ran a death squad. Whether conscription would solve those two crucial issues, however, remains an open question. Hamid Fadhel, a professor of political science at Baghdad University, noted that such plans would ensure by default that all of Iraq's various sects would see proportional representation in the armed forces, but voiced concern that the proposal could harm the quality of the country's fledgling military. "Participating in compulsory military service would support one's feeling of belonging to Iraq ... (but) I think the idea of building a professional army should be kept," he said. For Abu Marwan, however, the issue is a more practical one. The 65-year-old veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, during which he was wounded twice, complained his son spent too much time sleeping, concluding: "Returning to compulsory military service is an excellent idea." "The army makes real men -- not like the softies we have now." Link: ..
  8. Found this site, Blad, but am at work and havent had time to perform my due dilligence yet. Will keep researching when possible.
  9. Any one have any thoughts on a. Purchasing some of this and b. Where is a safe place to purchase from? Thanks in advance... ed
  10. CBI website does NOT adjust to market fluctuations. GOOOOO RV
  11. I agree, and also think this is HUGE!!! Been watching CBI for over a year, and have never seen a change. Happy Happy Joy Joy PS. +1 to ya for keepin it real
  12. Happens a lot dude,( or dudette ). Welcome to DV, sit back, strap in, and hang on... Ed
  13. tudor says (01:31:52): we should get something, I hope from Shabibi this next week maybe I totally, kinda, almost agree with some or all of this .... Ed
  14. Been years since I thought about the razor, or even heard it mentioned, though its the way I work through problems and form opinions. As Adams last chat mentioned, it really is that simple. Thanks Chi...+1 to ya... Ed
  15. Your links article states at the top "published Dec 15, 2010." Everyone breathe
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