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  1. umm!!! yor math is worng if the 5,000 is replaced with the new 5. Then that 5 x3 = 15 us. so the old 5,000 would then equal $15,000 US.
  2. Big Banks Craft 'Living Wills' In Case They Fail Published: Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 By: Reuters Five of the biggest banks in the United States are putting finishing touches on plans for going out of business as part of government-mandated contingency planning that could push them to untangle their complex operations. The plans, known as living wills, are due to regulators no later than July 1 under provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law designed to end too-big-to-fail bailouts by the government. The living wills could be as long as 4,000 pages. Since the law allows regulators to go so far as to order a bank to divest subsidiaries if it cannot plan an orderly resolution in bankruptcy, the deadline is pushing even healthy institutions to start a multi-year process to untangle their complex global operations, according to industry consultants. "The resolution process is now going to be part of the cost-benefit analysis on where banks will do business," said Dan Ryan, leader of the financial services regulatory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York. "The complexity of the organizations will shrink." JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley are among those submitting the first liquidation scenarios to regulators at the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance, according to people familiar with the matter. The five firms, which declined to discuss their plans for this story, have some of the biggest balance sheets, trading desks and derivatives portfolios of financial institutions in the United States. US Banks Face $60 Billion Capital Shortfall 15 Major Investment Banks See Ratings Cut by Moody's Great Britain and other major countries are imposing similar requirements for "resolution" plans on their big banks, too. The liquidation plans are coming amid renewed questions about the safety of big banks following JPMorgan's stunning announcement last month that a trading debacle has cost it more than $2 billion - a sum far too small to endanger the bank, but shocking enough to bring back memories of the financial crisis. A Nod To Glass-Steagall If the extensive planning and review process works as proponents hope, big banks will become less hazardous to the public and regulators will be more confident that they can let wounded institutions die without wrecking the economy. In congressional hearings earlier this month, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said that the bank's contingency plan for going out of business would let it fail without cost to taxpayers. Living wills reduce the systemic risk of a big bank failing, Dimon said. The living will requirement could actually yield similar results to restoring Glass-Steagall without actual re-enactment of the Depression-era la ws se parating commercial banking from investment banking, former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair told Reuters TV earlier this month. Bair said regulators may determine that for a liquidation plan to work, a bank must separate traditional banking and insured deposits into subsidiaries set apart from volatile securities trading and securities underwriting. The rules push banks to untangle their complex structures, which can include thousands of legal entities, and which, in Bair's opinion, have effectively blocked proposals for breaking up the corporations. Whether the Fed and the FDIC would actually force any banks to sell businesses or cordon off insured deposits remains to be seen, cautioned Richard Herring, a banking professor at the University of Pennsylvania. "We don't know if they will have the guts to do it, but the tools are there," said Herring, a leading proponent of living wills for more than a decade, who was appointed to an FDIC advisory panel on the plans. Herring worries , too, that the plans will be so long and complex that they will overwhelm the staff at the agencies. Still, that the plans are being written at all is progress, Herring said. Plan For Two Ways To Die Under the Dodd-Frank Act, banks and regulators must imagine liquidations in two different ways. The first is through bankruptcy courts with banks negotiating with their creditors. This is the going-out-of-business method planned in the living wills due July 1. The living wills must include how subsidiaries in foreign jurisdictions will be liquidated. The second way is through a new kind of liquidation process in which the FDIC takes control of putting a financial giant down. Th is method has more flexibility than is allowed in bankruptcy courts, but still uses critical information collected in the banks' living wills, such as where exactly to find collateral. The new rules stagger deadlines for the banks to file plans, depending on their size and complexity. Nine banks will file first, including five based in the United States and four owned abroad. Regulators have declined to name the nine banks included in the first round. Other large banks will have until July and December of next year to hand in their plans, according to the FDIC. Eventually about 124 banks are expected to submit plans, according to the FDIC. There are about 7,300 banks in the United States. Regulators and the big banks have been meeting since January on what the plans are expected to include. Fed and FDIC officials have said they expect the back-and-forth to continue once the plans have been submitted. The rules give the banks a series of chances to refine their plans. But if banks cannot come up with feasible liquidation plans, regulators could order the banks to get rid of businesses. Government intervention is a last resort, said John Simonson, the FDIC's deputy director of Systemic Resolution Planning and Implementation in the Office of Complex Financial Institutions. "I think a lot of progress can be made in having these firms make themselves more resolvable before you get to that point of actually imposing those severe remedies," Simonson said. The regulators will want to see evidence that the banks can safely resolve their debts and transfer vital customer services and assets to healthy institutions. The plans could easily be 2,000 or 4,000 pages long, depending on the complexity of the banks, said Ryan of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The plans include "very granular detail" about bank operations, he noted, adding that "in many cases, this is a large documentation exercise." For example, the banks must spell out plans for hiring lawyers and contacting regulators in key countries. The rules for crafting the living wills are 74 pages long, including an explanatory supplement. The plans could even include drafts of press releases showing how the banks would announce that they are going out of business, Herring said. The plans are to include summaries for the public, but most of the data will be kept confidential at the request of the banks concerned about revealing trade secrets, according to the rules. The FDIC has not said when the summaries would be released. The regulators estimated it will take all of the 124 banks combined about 1.3 million hours of work to write their initial plans, and each year afterwards, 267,544 ho urs to keep them up to date. A 4 0-hour work week for a single employee equals 2,080 hours a year. ref: My link
  3. Just received this email - IT related Iraq: Fully Connected or Digitally Isolated? Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Article: Find Out About Iraq's IT Sector Survey: What Are Your Perceptions On Iraq? Iraq IT Overview - What Do You Think? When businesses talk of Iraq, the word you will here is always 'potential.' But how much of that potential is being realized in the IT sector? How many people are on the internet? How many have mobiles? Do businesses have a website or email? This blog looks at a country still finding its feet in the digital world, and looks at a youth who are wirelessly connected and communicating. Find out more now. Iraq: Give us your views There's lots of talk about investment potential in Iraq, but up to date data from the ground is hard to come by. How do potential investors feel about what they've heard on Iraq? Answer our four question survey and let know about your views on whether it's about to take off. Take the survey now. Kind regards, Kasey Cassells e-Editor IDG Connect
  4. Bilderberg = Marco Rubio as Vice President
  5. May 31, 2012 Editor’s note: The Bilderbergers now post the participant list on their “official” website. In the past, moles inside the organization would release the secretive list to journalists, most notably Jim Tucker of the American Free Press. Bilderberg Meetings Chantilly, Virginia, USA, 31 May-3 June 2012 Final List of Participants Chairman FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA Group DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG GBR Agius, Marcus Chairman, Barclays plc USA Ajami, Fouad Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University USA Alexander, Keith B. Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency INT Almunia, Joaquín Vice-President – Commissioner for Competition, European Commission USA Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners PRT Amado, Luís Chairman, Banco Internacional do Funchal (BANIF) NOR Andresen, Johan H. Owner and CEO, FERD FIN Apunen, Matti Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA TUR Babacan, Ali Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto President and CEO, Impresa; Former Prime Minister FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP FRA Béchu, Christophe Senator, and Chairman, General Council of Maine-et-Loire BEL Belgium, H.R.H. Prince Philippe of TUR Berberoğlu, Enis Editor-in-Chief, Hürriyet Newspaper ITA Bernabè, Franco Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia GBR Boles, Nick Member of Parliament SWE Bonnier, Jonas President and CEO, Bonnier AB NOR Brandtzæg, Svein Richard President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt SWE Carlsson, Gunilla Minister for International Development Cooperation CAN Carney, Mark J. Governor, Bank of Canada ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis CEO, PRISA; Chairman, El País AUT Cernko, Willibald CEO, UniCredit Bank Austria AG FRA Chalendar, Pierre André de Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain DNK Christiansen, Jeppe CEO, Maj Invest RUS Chubais, Anatoly B. CEO, OJSC RUSNANO CAN Clark, W. Edmund Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group GBR Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of Justice USA Collins, Timothy C. CEO and Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC ITA Conti, Fulvio CEO and General Manager, Enel S.p.A. USA Daniels, Jr., Mitchell E. Governor of Indiana USA DeMuth, Christopher Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute USA Donilon, Thomas E. National Security Advisor, The White House GBR Dudley, Robert Group Chief Executive, BP plc ITA Elkann, John Chairman, Fiat S.p.A. DEU Enders, Thomas CEO, Airbus USA Evans, J. Michael Vice Chairman, Global Head of Growth Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. AUT Faymann, Werner Federal Chancellor DNK Federspiel, Ulrik Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S USA Ferguson, Niall Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University GBR Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc CHN Fu, Ying Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs IRL Gallagher, Paul Former Attorney General; Senior Counsel USA Gephardt, Richard A. President and CEO, Gephardt Group GRC Giannitsis, Anastasios Former Minister of Interior; Professor of Development and International Economics, University of Athens USA Goolsbee, Austan D. Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business USA Graham, Donald E. Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company ITA Gruber, Lilli Journalist – Anchorwoman, La 7 TV INT Gucht, Karel de Commissioner for Trade, European Commission NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings USA Harris, Britt CIO, Teacher Retirement System of Texas USA Hoffman, Reid Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn CHN Huang, Yiping Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University USA Huntsman, Jr., Jon M. Chairman, Huntsman Cancer Foundation DEU Ischinger, Wolfgang Chairman, Munich Security Conference; Global Head Government Relations, Allianz SE RUS Ivanov, Igor S. Associate member, Russian Academy of Science; President, Russian International Affairs Council FRA Izraelewicz, Erik CEO, Le Monde USA Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard USA Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC USA Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard USA Karp, Alexander CEO, Palantir Technologies USA Karsner, Alexander Executive Chairman, Manifest Energy, Inc FRA Karvar, Anousheh Inspector, Inter-ministerial Audit and Evaluation Office for Social, Health, Employment and Labor Policies RUS Kasparov, Garry Chairman, United Civil Front (of Russia) GBR Kerr, John Independent Member, House of Lords USA Kerry, John Senator for Massachusetts TUR Keyman, E. Fuat Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. USA Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa TUR Koç, Mustafa Chairman, Koç Holding A.Ş. DEU Koch, Roland CEO, Bilfinger Berger SE INT Kodmani, Bassma Member of the Executive Bureau and Head of Foreign Affairs, Syrian National Council USA Kravis, Henry R. Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute INT Kroes, Neelie Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Digital Agenda USA Krupp, Fred President, Environmental Defense Fund INT Lamy, Pascal Director-General, World Trade Organization ITA Letta, Enrico Deputy Leader, Democratic Party (PD) ISR Levite, Ariel E. Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA Li, Cheng Director of Research and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution USA Lipsky, John Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University USA Liveris, Andrew N. President, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company DEU Löscher, Peter President and CEO, Siemens AG USA Lynn, William J. Chairman and CEO, DRS Technologies, Inc. GBR Mandelson, Peter Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel USA Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace DEN Mchangama, Jacob Director of Legal Affairs, Center for Political Studies (CEPOS) CAN McKenna, Frank Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group USA Mehlman, Kenneth B. Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. GBR Micklethwait, John Editor-in-Chief, The Economist FRA Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations PRT Moreira da Silva, Jorge First Vice-President, Partido Social Democrata (PSD) USA Mundie, Craig J. Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation DEU Nass, Matthias Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit NLD Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the ESP Nin Génova, Juan María Deputy Chairman and CEO, Caixabank IRL Noonan, Michael Minister for Finance USA Noonan, Peggy Author, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc USA Orszag, Peter R. Vice Chairman, Citigroup GRC Papalexopoulos, Dimitri Managing Director, Titan Cement Co. NLD Pechtold, Alexander Parliamentary Leader, Democrats ’66 (D66) USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute NLD Polman, Paul CEO, Unilever PLC CAN Prichard, J. Robert S. Chair, Torys LLP ISR Rabinovich, Itamar Global Distinguished Professor, New York University GBR Rachman, Gideon Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial Times USA Rattner, Steven Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC CAN Redford, Alison M. Premier of Alberta CAN Reisman, Heather M. CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. DEU Reitzle, Wolfgang CEO & President, Linde AG USA Rogoff, Kenneth S. Professor of Economics, Harvard University USA Rose, Charlie Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose USA Ross, Dennis B. Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy POL Rostowski, Jacek Minister of Finance USA Rubin, Robert E. Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury NLD Rutte, Mark Prime Minister ESP Sáenz de Santamaría Antón, Soraya Vice President and Minister for the Presidency NLD Scheffer, Paul Professor of European Studies, Tilburg University USA Schmidt, Eric E. Executive Chairman, Google Inc. AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG FRA Senard, Jean-Dominique CEO, Michelin Group USA Shambaugh, David Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University INT Sheeran, Josette Vice Chairman, World Economic Forum FIN Siilasmaa, Risto Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nokia Corporation USA Speyer, Jerry I. Chairman and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer CHE Supino, Pietro Chairman and Publisher, Tamedia AG IRL Sutherland, Peter D. Chairman, Goldman Sachs International USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Clarium Capital / Thiel Capital TUR Timuray, Serpil CEO, Vodafone Turkey DEU Trittin, Jürgen Parliamentary Leader, Alliance 90/The Greens GRC Tsoukalis, Loukas President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy FIN Urpilainen, Jutta Minister of Finance CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Chairman, Novartis AG INT Vimont, Pierre Executive Secretary General, European External Action Service GBR Voser, Peter CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB USA Warsh, Kevin Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University GBR Wolf, Martin H. Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company CAN Wright, Nigel S. Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister USA Yergin, Daniel Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates INT Zoellick, Robert B. President, The World Bank Group Rapporteurs GBR Bredow, Vendeline von Business Correspondent, The Economist GBR Wooldridge, Adrian D. Foreign Correspondent, The Economist http://www.ustream.t...prisonplanet-tv
  6. Is anyone have problem with you local bank Notary not wanting to notarize you gifting letter(s). my story - I went to my local 53 bank. Ask to have some documents notarized. At first the lady was polite and looked over the first couple of documents and notarized them. Then she changed her tune after reading a gifting letter and stated that she could NOT and would NOT notarize the gifting letters I had. For these did not seem to be in her jurisdiction and she did not believe in what was in the letter. Now on another note. I had helped a friend with here gifting letters for her family. she took the to here local Comerica bank and had no problem getting the taken care of.
  7. In my opinion this could be a last ditch effort by M to poise himself before the people looking better then he is. Note that the source is NOT a rep of the GOI or any leading body. Please not also that M government owns the media and is putting out more propaganda in my opinion.
  8. frank at his site is the cheapest out side of the banks and that I know of VND only has a top not at 500,000 not 1mill. ref: My link or My link
  9. Got these from a friends email When chemists die, they barium. Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time. How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me. This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore. I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down. I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O. PMS jokes aren't funny; period. Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations. We are going on a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz. I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me. Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils? When you get a bladder infection urine trouble. Broken pencils are pointless. I tried to catch some fog, but I mist. What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus. England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool. I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx. All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on. I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough. Velcro, what a rip off! A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy. Venison for dinner? Oh deer! The earthquake in Washington obviously was the government's fault. Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!! REG. FAILURE IS ONLY A TEMPORARY CHANGE IN DIRECTION TO SET YOU STRAIGHT FOR YOUR NEXT SUCCESS!!
  10. Ericsson could turn you into a human USB connection next year The Connected Me concept is Ericsson's latest attempt to get away from the perception that it's merely a telecom-equipment supplier. by Roger Cheng May 11, 2012 2:58 PM PDT Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg (left) and Anders Stenkvist, manager of the company's mobile access platform, showing off the Connected Me concept at CES in January. (Credit: Ericsson) NEW ORLEANS--When Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg used his Consumer Electronics Show keynote to demonstrate the company's Connected Me concept, which turns the human body into a bridge between gadgets, he was met with lackluster applause. Part of the problem was the audience didn't fully grasp what Vestberg was trying to show. He was on stage holding a smartphone in one hand and the sensor for an audio system in the other. The data signal shot through his body, playing an MP3 from the phone on the speaker system. In effect, he became a replacement for a USB cord or Bluetooth connection. People watching the presentation, however, were underwhelmed. The company showed it off at its giant booth at Mobile World Congress, and again this week at the CTIA Wireless show, where it largely went unnoticed. Related stories Who the heck is Plum anyway? Getting familiar with Plum devices (photos) An Evo LTE-eye view of New Orleans (photos) CTIA 2012 sees Android Ice Cream Sandwich take root Unnecto targets frugal shoppers with budget smartphones But the project has fairly wide applications beyond turning a person into a human stereo system. People can shake hands and exchange digital business cards. Or you can tap your printer and have print out your document. Surprisingly, Ericsson is bullish about the technology, and Chief Marketing Officer Arun Bhikshesvaran believes it could go commercial as soon as next year. Connected Me is just one of many projects that Ericsson has fostered over the years. It has been on a campaign to re-brand itself as more than just a supplier of telecommunications and wireless equipment. From its work with developers to its various media content services, the company has tried to establish itself as a cutting-edge company on par with any on Silicon Valley. "Base stations are what people know of Ericsson," Bhikshesvaran said. "But at the end of the day, we're all about connecting people." Connected Me evolved out of another project that was shown off at CES -- the tweeting tree. Ericsson wired up a tree with radio gear and proximity sensors and set it up to tweet messages about the weather or its "mood," depending in part on whether anyone was touching it or even just standing nearby. That ability to sense people was the basis for the idea of transferring data through a human body. Since human bodies consist largely of water, there's enough conductive material to act as a conduit. An Ericsson representative said the process transmits less electricity than the human body already holds. The company is looking at different applications. Bhikshesvaran said the company was exploring the notion that it could end up being a new biometric footprint, since bodies all possess a unique energy signature. The company hasn't quite figured that one out yet. Or, he added, the technology could be paired with a fingerprint reader: tap the screen with your finger to confirm identification, and have the data shot through your body to your phone. It sounds far-fetched, but Connected Me could come to you sooner than you think. With the proof of concept already out, Ericsson is talking to a number of potential equipment makers about getting this technology into their devices, Bhikshesvaran said. Initially, the company is looking at the smartphone, PC, television, and printer industries as logical adopters. While there's interest, Bhikshesvaran wouldn't comment on whether any companies have committed to the technology. Overall, it could take 12 to 18 months to get a product out. Ericsson, meanwhile, benefits from the potential to license the technology, sell more equipment, generate traffic, and gets the company closer to its vision of the "connected society." It could also mean one less cord for you to carry around. --------- Is this another form of the mark of the breast... You decide! My link
  11. ‘Amazon tax’ is thrown out by a Chicago-area judge The Illinois law tied online sales tax collection to affiliate marketing. Thad Rueter Senior Editor Topics: Affiliate marketing, Amazon, Commerce Clause, Cook County,, e-commerce, e-commerce taxes, Illinois, Internet Tax Freedom Act, legal and regulatory, Main Street Fairness Act, nexus, online sales taxes, Overstock, Performance Marketing Association, physical presence, Rebecca Madigan, sales tax, Scott Kluth, Top 500 An Illinois law mandating online sales tax collection by e-retailers that maintain affiliates in the state was thrown out Wednesday by a Cook County Circuit judge. Judge Robert Lopez Cepero ruled that the Main Street Fairness Act, enacted in March 2011, was invalid because e-retailers do not create a physical presence, or nexus, in the state simply through affiliate marketing relationships. Affiliate marketing refers to the practice of web site publishers such as blogs earning a cut of purchases from Inc. and other retailers made via product links on the smaller sites. Federal law allows tax collection only from online retailers that have a physical presence in a certain state; generally, this has been interpreted as such operations as stores, offices and warehouses, a view reinforced by Wednesday’s ruling. The Illinois law and similar laws passed in other states attempt to widen what constitutes that physical presence. The state’s Department of Revenue has estimated that collecting sales taxes under the levy, which was commonly called an Amazon tax because of the retailer’s prominence and large affiliate network, would bring in up to $170 million annually. State law already requires consumers to voluntarily remit such taxes to the state, but few shoppers do. Related Articles / Legal/Regulatory Barnes & Noble owes sales tax for online sales / Legal/Regulatory Amazon strikes a tax deal with Nevada / Affiliate Marketing The future of affiliates is about how you treat them Cepero on Wednesday also said the Illinois law violates the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act, which generally prohibits certain types of taxes on web use and transactions until Nov.1, 2014, as well as the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause, which gives the federal government oversight of interstate commerce. The Department of Revenue was the defendant in the case. “We respectfully disagree with the court's ruling and are reviewing our appeal options with the Attorney General’s office,” says a spokeswoman for the revenue department. “We need to protect brick-and-mortar stores from an unlevel playing field.” The California-based Performance Marketing Association was the plaintiff. The trade group for affiliate marketers argued that the Illinois law was “premature,” given the 2014 moratorium under the Internet Tax Freedom Act. “We are thrilled with the outcome of today’s proceeding and believe it paves the way for Internet marketing affiliates to get back in business in Illinois,” says Rebecca Madigan, the group’s executive director. “We commend Judge Cepero for his timely and thoughtful decision.” The trade group estimates that 1,000 out-of-state retailers severed their ties with Illinois affiliates after the law was enacted, and that 9,000 affiliates were affected. “We do expect an appeal,” she says. “Our attorneys indicated this may go straight to the Illinois Supreme Court, since we won on constitutional grounds. Neither Amazon nor the state’s Department of Revenue immediately responded to requests for comment. Such laws in Illinois and other states have moved retailers such as Amazon, No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, and Inc., No. 27, to cut ties with affiliates rather than run the risk of having to remit taxes for online purchases. Online discount provider, which provides digital coupons that would be subject to taxes under the state’s law, was based in Illinois but moved to Indiana because that state had no similar law. “This ruling places the responsibility for a solution back where it belongs: in Congress,” says CEO Scott Kluth. “CouponCabin continues to strongly support a federal solution to the taxation of all online transactions.” Stephen Kranz, partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, will discuss the online tax issue at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition 2012 in Chicago in June in a session titled “The new urgency for developing a state sales tax strategy.”
  12. He said in a statement to NINA today: "Kurdistan region is unable to buy any weapon without the knowledge of the federal government, because there is one defense minister in the federal government is responsible for the arms deals." <<< My question is "WHERE IS THIS MINISTER? --- WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR OVER TWO YEARS."
  13. IT Just another Comie / Lib / Socialists wanting part or all of the wealth to be shared with their group(s). So as you read above this man want laws making them share their wealth. Since that a being smart and investing for them selves and not the government or politico(s).
  14. Currency Code Sell Buy US dollarUSD1166.0001164.000 EuroEUR ----- ----- British poundGBP1851.3751850.449 Canadian dollarCAD1169.2741168.689 Swiss francCHF ----- ----- Swedish kronaSEK ----- ----- Norwegian kroneNOK ----- ----- Danish kroneDKK ----- ----- Japanese yenJPY 14.31014.303 Special Drawing RightsSDR1793.8791792.982 Indicative rates - 10.04.2012 I Hope this means something...
  15. Subject: WARNINGTo: Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012, 1:07 PM On January 1, 2013, the US government is requiring everyone to have direct deposit for Social Security checks and more. Do you wonder why? HR 4646 see: This is true!!! Be sure to read the entire explanation. Watch for this AFTER November elections; remember this BEFORE you VOTE in case you think Obama is looking out for the elderly and your best interest. A 1% tax on ALL bank transactions is what HR 4646 calls for. Do you receive a paycheck, a retirement check from Social Security, or a pension fund and have it direct deposit? Well, guess what. It looks as if Obama wants to tax it 1%! This bill was put forth by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Yes, that is 1% tax on all bank transactions - HR 4646, every time money goes in and every time money goes out. Ask your congressperson to vote, ‘NO’. You may want to share this with others! 1% tax on all bank transactions - HR 4646 – Another new Obama tax slipped in while we were asleep. Even Snopes says it is true. Check it out yourself ~ HR 4646. Obama's finance team recommends a one percent (1%) transaction fee (tax). Obama's plan is to sneak it in after the November elections to keep it under the radar. This is a 1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution - banks, credit unions, savings and loans, etc. Any deposit you make, or even a transfer within your own bank from one account to another, will have a 1% tax charged. If your paycheck or your Social Security or whatever is direct deposit, it will get a 1% tax charged for the transaction. If your paycheck is $1000, you will pay Obama $10 just for the privilege of depositing your paycheck in your bank. Even if you hand carry your paycheck or any check in to your bank for a deposit, 1% tax will be charged. You receive a $5,000 stock dividend from your broker, Obama takes $50 just to allow you to deposit that check in the bank. If you take $1,000 cash to deposit at your bank, 1% tax will be charged. Mind you, this is from the man who promised, if you make under $250,000 per year, you will not see one penny (1¢)of new tax. Keep your eyes and ears open, you will be amazed at what you learn about this guy's under-the-table moves to increase the number of ways you are taxed. Oh, and by the way, if you receive a refund from the IRS next year and you have it direct deposited or you walk in to deposit that check, you guessed it. You will pay a 1% charge of that money just for putting it in your bank. Remember, any money, cash, check, or whatever, no matter where it came from, you will pay a 1% fee if you put it in the bank. Some will say, ‘Oh well, it is just 1%.’ Are you kidding me? It is a 1% tax increase across the board. Remember, once the tax is there, they can also raise it at will. If anyone protests, they will just say, ‘Oh, that is not really a tax, it is a user fee!’ Think this is no big deal? Go back and look at the transactions you made from last year's banking statements. Then add the total of all those transactions and deduct 1%. Still think it is no big deal?
  16. I pray GOD also includes all those in the administation and the ones hiding in the back ground too trying to take this country to hell with them. my prayer - "Lord bring them to repentance that are the rulers of our nation or please remove them so your word will be proclaimed thou out the land and the nations. Shalom!"
  17. Sorry the editor would not allow me to fix the text. fixed text: Dear Friends, This evening, while watching the news concerning the Supreme Court and Obama's recent rants against them, the Lord spoke to me and said: "Pride goes before a fall. President Obama has overstepped his authority, and I will humble and judge him before the entire nation." I have never heard the Lord speak to me concerning His judging Obama. I did hear the Lord speak to me that HE was judgment on America when he was elected. BUT...God's people have been obeying 2chronicles 7:14 to humble ourselves and pray...and GOD IS ANSWERING! I am telling you by the Holy Spirit...Obama's days are numbered. Just watch what happens now...there has been a victory in the Spirit, and there may yet be a turn of the tide concerning America. I pray that God would give us a little more time. This is the first encouraging word I have had about America in a long time. Praise the Lord! I was instructed also to release this word immediately, so...I have done so. Amen. Blessings, Maurice Sklar
  18. Dear Friends, This evening, while watching the news concerning the Supreme Court and Obama's recent rants against them, the Lord spoke to me and said: "Pride goes before a fall. President Obama has overstepped his authority, and I will humble and judge him before the entire nation." I have never heard the Lord speak to me concerning His judging Obama. I did hear the Lord speak to me that HE was judgment on America when he was elected. BUT...God's people have been obeying 2chronicles 7:14 to humble ourselves and pray...and GOD IS ANSWERING! I am telling you by the Holy Spirit...Obama's days are numbered. Just watch what happens now...there has been a victory in the Spirit, and there may yet be a turn of the tide concerning America. I pray that God would give us a little more time. This is the first encouraging word I have had about America in a long time. Praise the Lord! I was instructed also to release this word immediately, so...I have done so. Amen. Blessings, Maurice Sklar Maurice Sklar Ministries . 12127 Mall Boulevard . Suite A440 . Victorville CA 92392 . (646) 244-7350 .
  19. After the bombings of the day ..... Claims al-Maliki's resignation 03/20/2012 from Eagle Has Landed... It now appears as if Maliki DID RESIGN! (NO WAY OF KNOWING IF STORY IS TRUE OR NOT, AT THE MOMENT) After the bombings of the day ..... Claims al-Maliki's resignation 20-03-2012 01:16 PM MP for the coalition in Iraq Talal Zobaie Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announcing his resignation for failing to offer any service to the citizen and especially with regard to the security file, he says. He said in a press statement today: 'The government was unable to provide day services for the Iraqi people and especially with regard to the security file. " Zobaie said: 'The victim of the martyrs who go to security breaches as well as the armies of widows and orphans left behind by those violations warrant of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced his resignation for failing to offer any service for the Iraqi people'. The series of explosions rocked the day the provinces of Baghdad, Karbala and Anbar and Salah al-Din claimed the lives of dozens of dead and wounded.
  20. Obama issues Executive Order of effective Martial Law (Updated) Posted on March 17, 2012 by Dr. Eowyn | 57 Comments Friday is typically used by government and politicians to quietly dump a bombshell on which they do not want the media to shine its white-hot spotlight. Yesterday is just such a Friday. Obama issued an Executive Order of momentous implications. In the name of an undefined “national emergency” and the declared imperative to prepare Americans to “respond” to the “national defense needs” of the United States, the Obama administration seizes authority to the President (and the Executive Branch) to commandeer the production, use, and distribution of all resources in the country, public and private, including agricultural, energy, health, transportation, water, construction, and — just in case something is left out, the catch-all phrase — “all other materials, services, and facilities.” Even more ominous are certain words that I’ve colored neon green: “in peacetime” and in “non-emergency conditions.” In other words, Obama is claiming this extraordinary power and authority even if America isn’t at war and even if there isn’t a “national emergency” — which was the justification for this Executive Order to begin with! To do all this, there will be at least two new organizations and personnel: The Defense Production Act Committee (DPAC), comprised of the heads of the departments and offices in the Executive Branch; The National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER), placed under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security — the same DHS under the same Janet Napolitano who’ve been abusing us with the TSA nazis in airports. Think of the DPAC as the Politburo, and the NDER as Obama’s Brown Shirts. Please make this go viral: send it to everyone on your e-mail list. And come Monday morning, get on the phone to your representatives and senators in D.C. It is claimed that the United States have had similar executive orders before, dating back to WWII and the Korean War. Assuming that is true, it begs the question: Why is there even a need to issue a new executive order if it’s just like previous ones? In the end, an executive order is supposed to be a temporary instrument wielded by the Executive Branch but does not have the Constitutional status of a Congressional law. So it is up to Congress, or rather it is up to us to demand that Congress stop this. Short of a world war, there is no justification for such extraordinary and comprehensive powers be handed over to the President and the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. H/t Joe Baker, Editor of Before It’s News UPDATE (Mar. 18): Reaction to and analyses of Obama’s Friday dump are coming in. The consensus is that this new Executive Order (EO) is similar to previous ones, going back to an EO in World War II, and that Obama’s EO may be prompted by the existence of new bureaucracies in the Executive Branch which didn’t exist before, e.g., the Department of Homeland Security. (See, for example, Ed Morrisey’s analysis and PatriotActionNetwork’s update.) Having said that, there remain several concerns: 1. While it is true that previous EOs also gave comprehensive powers to the President, much depends on the person who is President. Trusting Ronald Reagan with such powers is one thing. Trusting Barack Obama, whose pre-POTUS associates were card-carrying communists (Frank Marshall Davis), domestic terrorists (Bill Ayers), and black racists (Rev. Wright), with such powers is quite another thing. 2. The size and scope of the Executive Branch, especially its vast regulatory powers, are much much greater today than in the 1940s or 1950s. Such a powerful Executive Branch was most certainly not the intention of the Founding Fathers. 3. There was no Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) in previous EOs. Not only has the Obama administration’s DHS unleashed the TSA goons in airports, this DHS also authored a memo in 2009 which identified veterans, Christians, pro-lifers, pro-2nd Amendment gun-righters, and conservatives as potential terrorists. Put simply, I don’t trust the DHS with such vast powers! 4. There was also no Obamacare in previous EOs. Obama’s EO seizes comprehensive power over all health care in America. The timing of Obama’s EO is interesting — Obamacare will come before the Supreme Court later this month. 5. With the exception of FDR’s EOs in WWII, previous EOs did not provide for the creation of new organizations – the Defense Production Act Committee and the National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) – which sure sound like the potential for a shadow government. UPDATE (March 19): A Democrat lawyer calls Obama’s EO “martial law lite.” Read his analysis here. ~Eowyn ========= The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I – PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the “Act”). Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States. Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall: (a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand; (b assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel; © be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements; (d) improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and (e) foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness. Sec. 104. Implementation. (a) The National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council, shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act. ( The Secretary of Homeland Security shall: (1) advise the President on issues of national defense resource preparedness and on the use of the authorities and functions delegated by this order; (2) provide for the central coordination of the plans and programs incident to authorities and functions delegated under this order, and provide guidance to agencies assigned functions under this order, developed in consultation with such agencies; and (3) report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order. © The Defense Production Act Committee, described in section 701 of this order, shall: (1) in a manner consistent with section 2( of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2062), advise the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the effective use of the authorities under the Act; and (2) prepare and coordinate an annual report to the Congress pursuant to section 722(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(d). (d) The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other agencies, shall: (1) analyze potential effects of national emergencies on actual production capability, taking into account the entire production system, including shortages of resources, and develop recommended preparedness measures to strengthen capabilities for production increases in national emergencies; and (2) perform industry analyses to assess capabilities of the industrial base to support the national defense, and develop policy recommendations to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet national defense program needs. PART II - PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads: (1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer; (2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy; (3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources; (4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation; (5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and (6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials. ( The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. Each Secretary shall authorize the heads of other agencies, as appropriate, to place priority ratings on contracts and orders for materials, services, and facilities needed in support of programs approved under section 202 of this order. © Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency. (d) If agreement cannot be reached between two such Secretaries, then the issue shall be referred to the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. (e) The Secretary of each resource department, when necessary, shall make the finding required under section 101( of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(. This finding shall be submitted for the President’s approval through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Upon such approval, the Secretary of the resource department that made the finding may use the authority of section 101(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(a), to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market. Sec. 202. Determinations. Except as provided in section 201(e) of this order, the authority delegated by section 201 of this order may be used only to support programs that have been determined in writing as necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense: (a) by the Secretary of Defense with respect to military production and construction, military assistance to foreign nations, military use of civil transportation, stockpiles managed by the Department of Defense, space, and directly related activities; ( by the Secretary of Energy with respect to energy production and construction, distribution and use, and directly related activities; and © by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to all other national defense programs, including civil defense and continuity of Government. Sec. 203. Maximizing Domestic Energy Supplies. The authorities of the President under section 101©(1) (2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071©(1) (2), are delegated to the Secretary of Commerce, with the exception that the authority to make findings that materials (including equipment), services, and facilities are critical and essential, as described in section 101©(2)(A) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071©(2)(A), is delegated to the Secretary of Energy. Sec. 204. Chemical and Biological Warfare. The authority of the President conferred by section 104( of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2074), is delegated to the Secretary of Defense. This authority may not be further delegated by the Secretary. PART III – EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY AND SUPPLY Sec. 301. Loan Guarantees. (a) To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, as defined in section 801(h) of this order, is authorized pursuant to section 301 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, to guarantee loans by private institutions. ( Each guaranteeing agency is designated and authorized to: (1) act as fiscal agent in the making of its own guarantee contracts and in otherwise carrying out the purposes of section 301 of the Act; and (2) contract with any Federal Reserve Bank to assist the agency in serving as fiscal agent. © Terms and conditions of guarantees under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The guaranteeing agency is authorized, following such consultation, to prescribe: (1) either specifically or by maximum limits or otherwise, rates of interest, guarantee and commitment fees, and other charges which may be made in connection with such guarantee contracts; and (2) regulations governing the forms and procedures (which shall be uniform to the extent practicable) to be utilized in connection therewith. Sec. 302. Loans. To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2092, to make loans thereunder. Terms and conditions of loans under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB. Sec. 303. Additional Authorities. (a) To create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, to make provision for purchases of, or commitments to purchase, an industrial resource or a critical technology item for Government use or resale, and to make provision for the development of production capabilities, and for the increased use of emerging technologies in security program applications, and to enable rapid transition of emerging technologies. (d) Materials acquired under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, that exceed the needs of the programs under the Act may be transferred to the National Defense Stockpile, if, in the judgment of the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, such transfers are in the public interest. Sec. 304. Subsidy Payments. To ensure the supply of raw or nonprocessed materials from high cost sources, or to ensure maximum production or supply in any area at stable prices of any materials in light of a temporary increase in transportation cost, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303© of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093©, to make subsidy payments, after consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB. Sec. 305. Determinations and Findings. (a) Pursuant to budget authority provided by an appropriations act in advance for credit assistance under section 301 or 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, and consistent with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended (FCRA), 2 U.S.C. 661 et seq., the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the determinations set forth in sections 301(a)(2) and 302((2) of the Act, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order; provided, that such determinations shall be made after due consideration of the provisions of OMB Circular A 129 and the credit subsidy score for the relevant loan or loan guarantee as approved by OMB pursuant to FCRA. ( Other than any determination by the President under section 303(a)(7)( of the Act, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the required determinations, judgments, certifications, findings, and notifications defined under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order. Sec. 306. Strategic and Critical Materials. The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, are each delegated the authority of the President under section 303(a)(1)( of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(a)(1)(, to encourage the exploration, development, and mining of strategic and critical materials and other materials. Sec. 307. Substitutes. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(g) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(g), to make provision for the development of substitutes for strategic and critical materials, critical components, critical technology items, and other resources to aid the national defense. Sec. 308. Government-Owned Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to: (a) procure and install additional equipment, facilities, processes, or improvements to plants, factories, and other industrial facilities owned by the Federal Government and to procure and install Government owned equipment in plants, factories, or other industrial facilities owned by private persons; ( provide for the modification or expansion of privately owned facilities, including the modification or improvement of production processes, when taking actions under sections 301, 302, or 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, 2093; and © sell or otherwise transfer equipment owned by the Federal Government and installed under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to the owners of such plants, factories, or other industrial facilities. Sec. 309. Defense Production Act Fund. The Secretary of Defense is designated the Defense Production Act Fund Manager, in accordance with section 304(f) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2094(f), and shall carry out the duties specified in section 304 of the Act, in consultation with the agency heads having approved, and appropriated funds for, projects under title III of the Act. Sec. 310. Critical Items. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107((1) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077((1), to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency. Appropriate action may include restricting contract solicitations to reliable sources, restricting contract solicitations to domestic sources (pursuant to statutory authority), stockpiling critical components, and developing substitutes for critical components or critical technology items. Sec. 311. Strengthening Domestic Capability. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(a), to utilize the authority of title III of the Act or any other provision of law to provide appropriate incentives to develop, maintain, modernize, restore, and expand the productive capacities of domestic sources for critical components, critical technology items, materials, and industrial resources essential for the execution of the national security strategy of the United States. Sec. 312. Modernization of Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, in accordance with section 108( of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(, may utilize the authority of title III of the Act to guarantee the purchase or lease of advance manufacturing equipment, and any related services with respect to any such equipment for purposes of the Act. In considering title III projects, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense shall provide a strong preference for proposals submitted by a small business supplier or subcontractor in accordance with section 108((2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078((2). PART IV - VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES Sec. 401. Delegations. The authority of the President under sections 708© and (d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158©, (d), is delegated to the heads of agencies otherwise delegated authority under this order. The status of the use of such delegations shall be furnished to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Sec. 402. Advisory Committees. The authority of the President under section 708(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(d), and delegated in section 401 of this order (relating to establishment of advisory committees) shall be exercised only after consultation with, and in accordance with, guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services. Sec. 403. Regulations. The Secretary of Homeland Security, after approval of the Attorney General, and after consultation by the Attorney General with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, shall promulgate rules pursuant to section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e), incorporating standards and procedures by which voluntary agreements and plans of action may be developed and carried out. Such rules may be adopted by other agencies to fulfill the rulemaking requirement of section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e). PART V - EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL Sec. 501. National Defense Executive Reserve. (a) In accordance with section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), there is established in the executive branch a National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector and from Government (except full time Federal employees) for training for employment in executive positions in the Federal Government in the event of a national defense emergency. (The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue necessary guidance for the NDER program, including appropriate guidance for establishment, recruitment, training, monitoring, and activation of NDER units and shall be responsible for the overall coordination of the NDER program. The authority of the President under section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), to determine periods of national defense emergency is delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security. © The head of any agency may implement section 501(a) of this order with respect to NDER operations in such agency. (d) The head of each agency with an NDER unit may exercise the authority under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153, to employ civilian personnel when activating all or a part of its NDER unit. The exercise of this authority shall be subject to the provisions of sections 501(e) and (f) of this order and shall not be redelegated. (e) The head of an agency may activate an NDER unit, in whole or in part, upon the written determination of the Secretary of Homeland Security that an emergency affecting the national defense exists and that the activation of the unit is necessary to carry out the emergency program functions of the agency. (f) Prior to activating the NDER unit, the head of the agency shall notify, in writing, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism of the impending activation. Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710( and © of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(, (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated. PART VI - LABOR REQUIREMENTS Sec. 601. Secretary of Labor. (a) The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall: (1) collect and maintain data necessary to make a continuing appraisal of the Nation’s workforce needs for purposes of national defense; (2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services; (3) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order, consult with that agency with respect to: (i) the effect of contemplated actions on labor demand and utilization; (ii) the relation of labor demand to materials and facilities requirements; and (iii) such other matters as will assist in making the exercise of priority and allocations functions consistent with effective utilization and distribution of labor; (4) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order: (i) formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes; and (ii) estimate training needs to help address national defense requirements and promote necessary and appropriate training programs; and (5) develop and implement an effective labor management relations policy to support the activities and programs under this order, with the cooperation of other agencies as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Mediation Board, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. (6) All agencies shall cooperate with the Secretary of Labor, upon request, for the purposes of this section, to the extent permitted by law. PART VII - DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT COMMITTEE Sec. 701. The Defense Production Act Committee. (a) The Defense Production Act Committee (Committee) shall be composed of the following members, in accordance with section 722( of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(: (1) The Secretary of State; (2) The Secretary of the Treasury; (3) The Secretary of Defense; (4) The Attorney General; (5) The Secretary of the Interior; (6) The Secretary of Agriculture; (7) The Secretary of Commerce; (8) The Secretary of Labor; (9) The Secretary of Health and Human Services; (10) The Secretary of Transportation; (11) The Secretary of Energy; (12) The Secretary of Homeland Security; (13) The Director of National Intelligence; (14) The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; (15) The Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers; (16) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and (17) The Administrator of General Services. (18) The Director of OMB and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall be invited to participate in all Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role. The Chairperson, as designated by the President pursuant to section 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171, may invite the heads of other agencies or offices to participate in Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role, as appropriate. Sec. 702. Offsets. The Secretary of Commerce shall prepare and submit to the Congress the annual report required by section 723 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2172, in consultation with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, and Labor, the United States Trade Representative, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other agencies as appropriate. The heads of agencies shall provide the Secretary of Commerce with such information as may be necessary for the effective performance of this function. PART VIII - GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 801. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in section 702 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2152, the following definitions apply throughout this order: (a) “Civil transportation” includes movement of persons and property by all modes of transportation in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce within the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia, and related public storage and warehousing, ports, services, equipment and facilities, such as transportation carrier shop and repair facilities. “Civil transportation” also shall include direction, control, and coordination of civil transportation capacity regardless of ownership. “Civil transportation” shall not include transportation owned or controlled by the Department of Defense, use of petroleum and gas pipelines, and coal slurry pipelines used only to supply energy production facilities directly. (“Energy” means all forms of energy including petroleum, gas (both natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification, and coal gasification), solar, wind, other types of renewable energy, atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines) of all of these forms of energy. © “Farm equipment” means equipment, machinery, and repair parts manufactured for use on farms in connection with the production or preparation for market use of food resources. (d) “Fertilizer” means any product or combination of products that contain one or more of the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for use as a plant nutrient. (e) “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product. (f) “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer (excluding transportation thereof). (g) “Functions” include powers, duties, authority, responsibilities, and discretion. (h) “Head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense” means the heads of the Departments of State, Justice, the Interior, and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the General Services Administration, and all other agencies with authority delegated under section 201 of this order. (i) “Health resources” means drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment required to diagnose, mitigate or prevent the impairment of, improve, treat, cure, or restore the physical or mental health conditions of the population. (j) “National defense” means programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity. Such term includes emergency preparedness activities conducted pursuant to title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5195 et seq., and critical infrastructure protection and restoration. (k) “Offsets” means compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government to government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 C.F.R. 120.1 130.17. (l) “Special priorities assistance” means action by resource departments to assist with expediting deliveries, placing rated orders, locating suppliers, resolving production or delivery conflicts between various rated orders, addressing problems that arise in the fulfillment of a rated order or other action authorized by a delegated agency, and determining the validity of rated orders. (m) “Strategic and critical materials” means materials (including energy) that (1) would be needed to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States during a national emergency, and (2) are not found or produced in the United States in sufficient quantities to meet such need and are vulnerable to the termination or reduction of the availability of the material. (n) “Water resources” means all usable water, from all sources, within the jurisdiction of the United States, that can be managed, controlled, and allocated to meet emergency requirements, except “water resources” does not include usable water that qualifies as “food resources.” Sec. 802. General. (a) Except as otherwise provided in section 802© of this order, the authorities vested in the President by title VII of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2151 et seq., are delegated to the head of each agency in carrying out the delegated authorities under the Act and this order, by the Secretary of Labor in carrying out part VI of this order, and by the Secretary of the Treasury in exercising the functions assigned in Executive Order 11858, as amended. (o) The authorities that may be exercised and performed pursuant to section 802(a) of this order shall include: (1) the power to redelegate authorities, and to authorize the successive redelegation of authorities to agencies, officers, and employees of the Government; and (2) the power of subpoena under section 705 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2155, with respect to (i) authorities delegated in parts II, III, and section 702 of this order, and (ii) the functions assigned to the Secretary of the Treasury in Executive Order 11858, as amended, provided that the subpoena power referenced in subsections (i) and (ii) shall be utilized only after the scope and purpose of the investigation, inspection, or inquiry to which the subpoena relates have been defined either by the appropriate officer identified in section 802(a) of this order or by such other person or persons as the officer shall designate. © Excluded from the authorities delegated by section 802(a) of this order are authorities delegated by parts IV and V of this order, authorities in section 721 and 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2170 2171, and the authority with respect to fixing compensation under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153. Sec. 803. Authority. (a) Executive Order 12919 of June 3, 1994, and sections 401(3) (4) of Executive Order 12656 of November 18, 1988, are revoked. All other previously issued orders, regulations, rulings, certificates, directives, and other actions relating to any function affected by this order shall remain in effect except as they are inconsistent with this order or are subsequently amended or revoked under proper authority. Nothing in this order shall affect the validity or force of anything done under previous delegations or other assignment of authority under the Act. (d) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 11858 of May 7, 1975, as amended, except as provided in section 802 of this order. (e) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as amended. Sec. 804. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (f) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (g) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. BARACK OBAMA THE WHITE HOUSE, March 16, 2012. My link other links http://www.infowars....artial-law-coup http://www.infowars....nd-forced-labor
  21. Better Copy for you to READ!!! Central Bureau of Statistics reveals high rates of annual inflation in Iraq 13/03/2012 11:25 Erbil, March 13 / March (Rn) - The Central Bureau of Statistics of the Ministry of Planning of Iraq on Tuesday, the annual headline inflation for the period of the month of February of last year, 2011 to February 2012 up by (5.7%) He said a press release issued by the Information Office of the Ministry of Planning, the Agency has received the Kurdish news agency (Rn) a copy of it today that "inflation index for the month of February saw a slight increase (0.7%) compared with the month of January." The statement said that "the reasons for the high annual inflation index was the result of high prices, the housing sector by (8.7%) during the period from February 2011 through February of 2012." "The Central Bureau of Statistics inflation report was completed for the month of February 2012 which was prepared on the basis of field data collection, on the prices of goods and services comprising the consumer basket of a selected sample of outlets in all governors of Iraq has adopted a base year." The statement noted that "the results showed that the general index of consumer prices amounted to (138.4%) in the month of February 2012, recording an increase by 0.7% from Alshahralsabak at a rate of 5.7% compared with February 2011." Open: Wafa Zangana My link
  22. Friday, November 4, 2011 "BANKS ARE CLOSED" WORD FROM DAVID WILKERSON that is similar to my recent dream <a href="" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;">I posted this because it reminds me of a dream I had just last week. It also makes me think about whats going on in GREECE. It was similar to this vision. I dreamt all the money stopped. Years ago a friend I know had a dream about everyone going to the banks but they were all closed and everyone was panicking. David Wilkerson’s Word: It's about to happen---very soon, one nation, and I'm speaking prophetically--if I've ever heard anything from God in my life, I heard it-the nations,...Very soon a European or North African or Eastern nation is going to default on it's international loan and when that happens, within two weeks, Mexico is going to default. Mexico owes $100 billion ---80% of it to American banks---and here's what is going to happen: about two weeks after the first country goes bankrupt, (we're going to survive that, because most of that (money of the first country) is owed to European banks---German, Swiss and French banks---) but a second country is going to go down, probably Argentina or Brazil, and we'll kind of live that down and say: "Well, maybe it's not going to hurt," but two weeks after the first country goes down, Mexico's going to default on $100 billion. And when the banks open the next day at 9 in the morning, $15 billion an hour is going to be withdrawn from our American banks---they're going to be running our banks---the Arabs---All the Latin American countries, they're going to be running our banks--and before the day is over, the U.S.A is going to have to declare a "bank holiday." SIX MONTHS OF HORROR: And we're going into six months of the worst hell America has ever seen. There's going to be chaos. Not even the National Guard's going to be able to quiet it down. We're going to have to call out the whole U.S. Army. Now I've had visions recently for I've been in New York City and I was in Macy's in a vision and I saw people walking around stunned because they couldn't get their money out of the bank. Now I'm going to give you a word of advice. The first country goes bankrupt---I've documented this and I've got it sealed in an envelope, and I'm going to call all my friends and I'm telling you---this is the first time I've said it in a public meeting like this---but the first country that bellies up, you go get every dime you have---church get your money out of the bank--because there's going to be a bank holiday and you won't be able to get a dime for six months. Now, of course, there's going to be -restored, but the nation will never be like it is again. There's going to be fear like we've never known---judgment at the door. When I was at Macy's Dept. store in a vision and I watched people walking around stunned, they didn't know what to do, they didn't know what was happening; then a bunch of people walked into Macy's and suddenly went wild and began to steal and within an hour everybody---I saw the spirit of everybody in the store---they were robbing and stealing---they raped Macy's and destroyed five floors---Macy's was raped and ruined in a period of an hour or two. " Posted by Joe Ouellette at 5:03 PM <<-- My link
  23. This site has other too with last days visions of America <-- a must read for end time prophecy
  24. Three things it could be... If it was in color... [it may ba a warning to get prepared, repent, turn, and walk closer with GOD] 1) The coming prophecy about America being invaded. ref: Henry Gruver 47 years DVD 2) The soon coming King Jesus, Lord of Lords and King of Kings. 3) or prophetic symbolism that he need to ask GOD for the interpretation for. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- other links 51 years prayer walk with GOD 2012 update http://thefloridiang...dpress/?p=18583 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Friday September 30 , 2011 / Guest: Henry Gruver Topic: Guest Henry Gruver shares stories from his recent missionary trip to the Fukushima region of Japan and also discusses Israel in bible prophecy today. /
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