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  1. A friend of mine sent me this. I don't know if it is true and/or what the rate is in the budget.If they mean the rate it is now or the rate it was before it was devalued. V/r Rico. Central bank: no intention to amend the dinar exchange rate1/11/2016 0 Comments BAGHDAD / Obelisk: denied the monetary policy committee at the central bank no intention to amend the dinar exchange rate, while confirming that the reduction in the value of the dinar meant hurting purchasing power. The monetary policy committee said in a statement no intention to amend the dinar exchange rate and that what is declared by the otherwise from any person or entity has not considered, especially after the price has been installed in the budget agreement with the Government and the International Monetary Fund. She added that the central bank is well aware that any reduction in the value of the dinar meant hurting purchasing power of citizens because most of their needs are imported, noting that address the financial situation must be addressed to the advancement of the real sectors. He noted that the bank's initiative to provide loans for the promotion of these sectors was a signal and an incentive for the advancement of those sectors, saying that the bank's board is the only body authorized by law to determine the exchange rate and every statement in this regard does not issue him is confusion and upheaval of the market. SOURCE
  2. Maybe the FED's should take 60% of all the land in New York and then we can see how the libs feel about that. Just a thought.
  3. Burning weeds also helps the range come back stronger. It benefits from the burned grass and weeds as nutrients. So they where making the grazing land better for there cattle. More that the BLM has done.
  4. Zachary Hammond was on a first date when he was fatally shot by a police officer in his car during a drug bust in South Carolina, his family says. At the time the 19-year-old was shot and killed, his date, Tori Morton, was eating an ice cream cone, according to the family’s attorney, Eric Bland. Morton, 23, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana — all 10 grams of it — which, according to police, was the reason undercover agents set up the drug buy. The official police report never mentioned the two gunshots that killed Hammond on July 26 in a Hardees parking lot. Amid heightened scrutiny of fatal police shootings across the country, Hammond’s death has prompted numerous questions, few answers — and almost no national outrage. More than a week after Hammond’s death, his family’s attorney says race is almost certainly playing a role in the disconcerting silence. Unlike the victims in the highest-profile police shootings over the past year — in cities from Ferguson and Cleveland to North Charleston and Cincinnati — Hammond was white. “It’s sad, but I think the reason is, unfortunately, the media and our government officials have treated the death of an unarmed white teenager differently than they would have if this were a death of an unarmed black teen,” Bland told The Washington Post this week. “The hypocrisy that has been shown toward this is really disconcerting.” He added: “The issue should never be what is the color of the victim. The issue should be: Why was an unarmed teen gunned down in a situation where deadly force was not even justified?” So far this year, 25 percent of the people shot dead by police have been black, according to data collected by the Washington Post. But black people make up only 13 percent of the U.S. population. [Police shot and killed more people in July than any other month so far this year] Police say the officer was a victim of “attempted murder” by Hammond, who was driving the vehicle. According to Seneca Police Chief John Covington, Hammond was driving the car “toward the officer” who was trying to make the stop. The officer fired twice, striking Hammond in the shoulder and torso. His death was classified as a homicide; an autopsy conducted by the Oconee County Coroner’s Office did not specify from which direction the bullets hit Hammond’s body. On Wednesday, Hammond’s family released the results of a private autopsy, which concluded that both bullets entered Hammond’s body from the back. According to the autopsy, the second bullet proved to be fatal, entering from the back of Hammond’s left side and passing through his chest, piercing his lungs and heart. In a statement Wednesday, Coroner Karl E. Addis said he does not know how Hammond’s body was positioned at the time he was shot. The facts of the fatal shooting are not unlike other cases that have prompted national outcry — most recently the shooting death of Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man who was shot dead during a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer. Officials released police dashboard camera footage of the incident which appeared to contradict the officer’s report that he was being dragged by DuBose’s vehicle. The video showed that the car was not moving when the weapon was fired and the officer was named and charged with murder. But Seneca police have refused to name the officer involved in the Hammond case, though, they say, he has been placed on administrative leave. The officer used a similar rationale as the one in Cincinnati — that the vehicle was being used as a weapon. “The driver accelerated and came toward the officer,” Covington, the police chief, said a day after the shooting, according to Fox Carolina. The officer “fired two shots in self-defense, which unfortunately were fatal for the suspect.” In a statement, Covington said: “We will not be releasing the [officer’s] name that was involved in the shooting and consider him a victim of attempted murder as we have previously stated several times. We feel that releasing his name may possibly subject the officer and family to harassment, intimidation or abuse.” The response to Hammond’s death has been disappointingly muted in Seneca, in South Carolina and nationally, said Bland, the family lawyer. He insists there would be more focus on the case if Hammond had been black. “They’re called the civil rights organizations, they’re not called the black rights organizations,” Bland said. “The color of his skin should not matter. White-on-white crime does not get the same impact as white-on-black crime.” Black activists are similarly asking why more people who countered the Black Lives Matter movement by saying “All Lives Matter” have been so silent on Hammond’s death.
  5. A Texas elementary school teacher complained on Facebook about a police officer’s resignation following a chaotic pool party confrontation — and then got booted herself for the venting. “This makes me ANGRY!” Karen Fitzgibbons, a fourth grade teacher at Bennett Elementary School in Wolfforth, wrote in her racist rant Wednesday rant about Cpl. Eric Casebolt of McKinney, Texas . “This officer should not have to resign. I’m going to just go ahead and say it...the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.’ I guess that’s what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education,” she wrote, as reported by KCBD. Fitzgibbons went on: “I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone. Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something.” She ended her post with the hashtags “#imnotreacist [sIC],” “#imsickofthemcausingtrouble” and “#itwasagatedcommunity.” Shortly after posting her tirade, which she wrote along with a news article she shared about Casebolt’s resignation, Fitzgibbons deleted her entire Facebook account — but it was too late for the 16-year veteran of the school to back away from the backlash. Fitzgibbons was “relieved of her duties” due to her “offensive, insensitive and disrespectful” post, the Frenship Independent School District announced Thursday. Fitzgibbons issued an apology Thursday, saying she “let my emotions get the best of me, and instead of taking a deep breath, vented in an inappropriate way.” “As an educator, I do teach my students about treating all people fairly and with dignity,” she wrote. “I regret that my words are now calling that into question. I can, and will, use this situation as a real world example of how emotions and words can cause hurt to others.” Her exit came the day after a Florida high school principal got dismissed for defending Casebolt in a Facebook post, writing: "He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions." Casebolt was suspended, and eventually resigned, after video of police presence at a suburban pool party showed behavior his own boss later deemed “indefensible.” In the video, Casebolt is seen running around and cursing at mostly black teenagers, slamming a bikini-clan 15-year-old girl to the ground and pulling his gun on unarmed teens who ran to the girl’s side. Casebolt was one of a dozen officers responding to a call about teens and adults fighting at a community pool in a well-to-do suburb. The dispute allegedly started when uninvited teens overcrowded the pool and two white women yelled racist remarks at them. Only one teen, 18-year-old Adrian Martin, was arrested, and his charges were quickly dropped. Casebolt has faced death threats and gone into hiding since his resignation, his attorney said.
  6. This is from the Dallas News a more main stream news source, and is more of how I feel about this issue. Floyd: McKinney pool party video doesn’t show all — but it shows enough Facebook Twitter Email 200 Comment Print Jacquielynn Floyd Follow jfloyd_dmn Published: 08 June 2015 04:21 PM Updated: 08 June 2015 11:22 PM That seven-minute cellphone video clip doesn’t show everything that happened at a McKinney pool party Friday night. It shows enough. Enough to make you gasp, enough to make you stare in stunned wonder, enough to make you think: If a police officer manhandled a child of mine in that manner, my hair would surely catch fire and my head would explode. It’s quite true that three days after this incident, which is burning ever-hotter with political volatility, there’s no definitive narrative of what happened. Some kids in attendance say they were invited to an end-of-school party at a homeowners association-owned private pool. Some neighbors say that the teens were profane and disruptive and that their sheer numbers overwhelmed the small neighborhood gathering. All of which is entirely possible. Teenagers are notorious for interpreting private gatherings as open-to-all shindigs, for creating situations that are too loud, too crowded and too raucous for the neighbors’ comfort. But no level of noise or teen excitement explains why an adult policeman shoved a wailing girl to the ground and used his knees on her back to pin her down. No amount of “disrespect” or failure to obey his rapid-fire orders makes sense of McKinney Police Cpl. Eric Casebolt’s decision to point a weapon at teens who rushed forward when they saw the slightly built girl, wearing only a bathing suit, struggling under his weight. There’s a lot of talk out there, a lot of set-in-stone assumptions about what “this” is: It’s racist suburban white cops singling out the black kids in the crowd for intimidation and brutalization. Or it’s race baiters and agitators trying to whip up a fresh excuse for grievance and protest. Or it’s the mainstream media — us — distortin’ and manipulatin’ and coverin’ up the poor tortured facts about what really went down, a baying pack of slobber-whipped hounds trampling the fence down in our manic rush to premature judgment. So I’ll note that I wasn’t there and that I don’t live in McKinney. It wasn’t my sylvan little slice of suburbia where all this took place, although it could have been. Yet none of what has been said and no amount of context or fresh evidence offer a reason for this one officer — and one is all I have seen — to behave in the manner he did. The video shows a lot of teenage kids roaming around, not one of whom is armed with anything more dangerous than a beach towel. There are vague reports that “some of them” were fighting or using bad language or jumping over a fence to get to the party. Casebolt himself appears to be angry when the kids he orders to “get your ass out of here” don’t leave the scene. You cannot hear what this teenage girl, identified as Dajerria Becton said or did that led Casebolt to twist her arm behind her back, shove her down and push her face to the ground. What would I have to do to warrant that kind of treatment? Talk back? Disobey? I suppose we all have our own interpretations of what the video shows. An outnumbered cop trying to restore order and prevent violence? A racist bully manhandling an unarmed minority teenager? Many of us — most of us, probably — draw conclusions based at least partially on beliefs already held. My own reaction, admittedly irrespective of the context, the contradictory claims and the general confusion that was taking place, is this: A hot, frustrated cop, fed up with the general tendency of overexcited teenagers to ignore directions and turn any conversation into an argument, lost his temper. He lost it on a skinny little girl in a bathing suit whose response to being taken to the ground by a cop three times her size was to shriek and wail for her mama. He made it worse by treating the teenagers who rushed forward when they heard her screams as if they were armed gang-bangers, which they were not. My own, admittedly personal reaction to this particular video-gone-viral pandemic was shock. Nothing put forth by neighbors, activists, apologists, opportunists or anybody else has altered that. What I saw on that video was shocking. It doesn’t show everything that happened Friday night. But it shows enough.
  7. Well don't you then become part of the problem when you join the fight and not the solution? We need more people like the lady in Baltimore that drug her child off the street not more people on it don't you think? I my self would lock my door and have my gun next to me. But I would not go out into a fight. I would let it come to me if it must. That why I can say that I was protecting my home and family. What the vidio shows is two adult women fighting with a girl and then people trying to pull them apart. The girl does not seem to be getting the best of the two women if you ask me, But that is just how I see it. If you want to set here and excuse bad acts by people no mater what there race is than so be it. It is funny how with all the vidio out there. No one has put one up that show that the adults where in the right. Why is that? There seems to be alot to back up the teens and / or young peoples story. were the teens and /or young people the only ones with smartphones? Just a thought. I wont say any more on this because I can see that you are part of the problem and not the solution. Go into the street to fight if you must but don't come into my house if you do you and anyone else will be leaving feet first. V/r Rico
  8. This is the YOU TUBE vidio of the woman atacking the girl. Your point might be valid on the sorce for the artical but I also noticed that the sorce that you used is also an extreem source from the other side. So you just helped me make my point that both sides are trying to get there view across. But the vidio does show her fighting with the girl. And does it mater old old she was? As I said befor I am not taking sides But I know that I would not have gone out and started a fight if there where 100 teens in the street. No mater what there race. Would you? It is sad that both side can't say there was mistakes made by both and not blow it up to a big thing. But now we have one person with out a job and maybe one more and no one wants to own up to making a mistake but the poor cop. Rico
  9. Well like it or not if you work for a big company now day's what you do reflects on them. And being an at will employ means that you can lose your job. I retired from a fortune 500 company and wether I liked it or not, if what I did away from work reflected on them, I could have lost my job for doing something like this as we where a service company and being a bigot is not against the law but was not to their company standards. JMHO you can flame me if you want this is the most I have posted in a year. Rico
  10. Just thought I might post this. I am a law and order type person myself. Always have respected the police and have served in th Air Force and worked as a Govt contractor in AFG. But wrong is wrong. This was about race and not rowdy teens at a pool party. It was started by an adult white woman. Woman Involved in Starting McKinney Pool Fight Placed on Administrative Leave by CoreLogic Stephen BenavidesFollow for Stephen Benavides 699 Comments / 699 New attribution: None Specified Tracey Carver-Allbritton throws a punch during a fight at a McKinney, TX pool party. After a video of a 15 year old African-American teen being slammed into the ground by McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt went viral over the weekend, a twitter campaign was launched to identify the woman involved in the fight that led to police being called. Tracey Carver-Allbritton has now been placed on administrative leave by her employer, CoreLogic Inc. While the primary focus of the incident in McKinney, TX has been calling for the termination of now resigned Corporal Eric Casebolt, Twitter launched an impromptu campaign to identify the two women confirmed to have made racist comments that led to the fight and the police being called in the first place. The video begins with an adult white woman and what appears to be a much younger African American girl locked in a fight, with each holding the others hair attempting to throw punches. A group of black teens initially act as observers but eventually try to separate the two. Another woman, now known as Tracey-Carver Allbritton, at first seems to be trying to break up the fight, but quickly decides to start throwing punches to the top of the younger girls head. After a few seconds the fight is broken up and both parties go their separate ways. That video led activists on Twitter to ask who were the two women and why hadn't they been arrested, or at least questioned for their role in the fight. At this point they seemed to have slipped under the radar. It didn't take long for that video to be matched up with a Facebook profile linking Ms. Allbritton directly to the incident, and to her apparent employer listed on the account, Bank of America. The tweet sent by Dallas Communities Organizing for Change, an organization who fights for racial justice and police reform, spread like wild fire and eventually forced the banking behomoth Bank of America to conduct an investigation of its own to determine whether or not Ms. Allbritton actually did work for her. Contrary to what is listed on her Facebook profile, Bank of America released a statement online confirming that in fact she didn't work for them, but that she did work for one of their vendors. That vendor company is CoreLogic Inc, a major financial data and analytics firm closely aligned with Bank of America. CoreLogic has been providing various financial and home loan services to Bank of America since at least 2011, which is around the time the U.S. Department of Justice settled a $335 million suit for racially discriminating against African Americans and Latinos in home mortgage lending. While CoreLogic Inc. seems not to be directly responsible for the decision on whether or not to issue home mortgage loans or other financial products to individuals, they provide a comprehensive lender profile and all necessary information needed to make the decision. This includes providing services such as credit profiles, credit reports, home mortgage default services, and analytics on multifamily leasing among others. According to a statement given to the Dallas Morning News, “CoreLogic does not condone violence, discrimination or harassment and takes conduct that is inconsistent with our values and expectations very seriously. As a result of these pending allegations, we have placed the employee in question on administrative leave while further investigations take place." Several calls to confirm if this was actually the case have yet to be answered by CoreLogic Inc. This is seen as preliminary good news by some, but the question still remains as to what her role exactly is with the financial data firm, whether or not she has direct decision making authority over the issuance of loans, and if so, how many African Americans and Latino's may have been denied based on her personal racial bias.
  11. JMHO, but it looks like one out of controle cop for just a community pool party. I don't seem to see any threat and at least one cop kept his cool while the other is running around like a chicken whith it's head cut off. Just my take on it.
  12. From the CBI web site today. Home English Contact عربي INFORMATION ABOUT The CBI History Monetary Policy Payment Systems Banknotes & Coins Laws & Regulations Iraqi & Foreign Financial Institutions International Financial Institutions Careers RESOURCES Government Debt Currency Auctions CBI Auctions MOF Auctions Financial Statements Statistics Publications News & Announcements WELCOME TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF IRAQ What are you looking for?Statistics Iraqi & Foreign Financial Institutions Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Financial Statements Laws & Regulations Government Debt Careers Contact us Home Exchange Rates NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Updates Announcement of tender No. (2/2015) 29/3/2015 All News & Announcements Currency Auctions CBI Auctions MOF Auctions MANDATE The primary objectives of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) is to ensure domestic price stability and foster a stable competitive market based financial system. The CBI shall also promote sustainable growth, employment and prosperity in Iraq. Read more - History Currency Code Sell Buy US dollar USD 1166.000 1164.000 Euro EUR 1256.248 1255.620 British pound GBP 1728.712 1727.847 Canadian dollar CAD 926.868 926.405 Swiss franc CHF 1201.071 1200.471 Swedish krona SEK 134.194 134.127 Norwegian krone NOK 145.030 144.958 Danish krone DKK 168.135 168.051 Japanese yen JPY 9.692 9.687 Special Drawing Rights SDR 1609.896 1609.091 Indicative rates - 12.04.2015 ECONOMIC DATA Interest rates CBI policy rate (valid from 1 Apr 2010) 6% IQD 7 day deposit 4% Primary credit facility 8% Economic indicators Core inflation (YoY): Nov. 2013 1.27% Inflation (YoY): Nov. 2013 2.70% M2 growth (YoY): Sep. 2013 17.06% 2012 Forecasts GDP - real growth rate 10.2% Budget deficit/GDP 10.0% Current account surplus/GDP 0.3% Net foreign reserves $67B BANKNOTES & COINS Copyright © 2012. Central Bank of Iraq. All rights reserved. Please read important disclaimer.
  13. I stoped reading at DC and Tony. Have to say I know this is the rumor section But Luigi should change his handle to OKIE Jr.
  14. FYI all. (Reuters) - Acting on a request from the central government inIraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan aboard a tanker off the Texas coast, court filings showed on Tuesday. The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying some 1 million barrels of crude worth about $100 million, arrived near Galveston Bay on Saturday but has yet to unload its disputed cargo. The ship, which is too large to enter ports near Houston and dock, was given clearance by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday to transfer its cargo offshore to smaller boats that would deliver it to the U.S. mainland. But Iraq's central government, in a court filing on Monday, laid claim to the cargo that it says was sold by the regional government of Kurdistan without permission from Baghdad, which has said such deals amount to smuggling. To carry out the order from Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Marshals Service may need to rely on companies that provide crude offloading services. The judge's order said the vessel would be allowed free movement after the cargo is unloaded. The U.S. State Department has expressed fears that independent oil sales from Kurdistan could contribute to the breakup of Iraq, has said the oil belongs to all Iraqis, and warned potential buyers of legal risks. But it has also made clear it will not intervene in a commercial transaction. The filings on Monday did not name the end-buyer of the cargo in the United States. AET Offshore Services, a company in Texas that had been hired to unload the tanker for the buyer, asked in a separate court filing whether Iraq's claims were valid. Piecemeal oil exports have gone from Iraqi Kurdistan to Turkey and Iran by truck in the past, which Baghdad also opposed. But the opening of a new pipeline to Turkey earlier this year, which could supply the Kurds with far greater revenues, has met much fiercer opposition from Baghdad. One cargo of Kurdish crude was delivered in Houston in May to an unidentified buyer, and four other cargoes of Kurdish crude have been delivered this year in Israel. The case is Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq v. Ministry of Natural Resources of Kurdistan Regional Governate of Iraq et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, No. 3:14-cv-00249.
  15. They might not have a say in the mater. It looks like it is heading for a break up whether they like it or not.
  16. He is so full of CRAP. I cant see them making any changes during this uprising. I doesn't make sense to do it now. But please show me that I am wrong PLEASE.
  17. The way to fix the problem would have been not to break your promises and work with the opposition. But he probably learned politics from the U.S. Senate and House.
  18. You beat me to the punch. I was going to say that it was OKIE also.
  19. The question is will we be able to set up a foreign currency account with JP and also set up a Roth account using Dinar? And if so when?
  20. Maggie, Coming from Oregon my self (Portland) I as you are well aware of the land use climate there. Urban growth boundary etc. I understand your point about him not paying his fees for using Government (BLM) land. But I have to also say that The government has taken most of the land. And try's to tell us how manage our own land. Take Oregon, please correct me if I am wrong but I believe that the Government in some form or another owns or is said to own about 80% of the land. I also believe that it is the same in most of the western and south western states. How can that be? Everyone say's that we don't have room to grow. that is because IMOA, do to Government control like the urban Growth boundary in Multnoma county and land grabs in the name of the government. That has been imposed by the government. The only reason we don't have room to grow is the Government. I commend you for your work to help landowners and wish that more in Oregon were interested in helping the land owner instead of constraining them and land grabs. Have a wonderful day and God bless
  21. So what you are saying is that if most of the ilegels are Mexican than they shouldn't look at Mexican just white, Japanes, Blacks ect?
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