LH : Elmer got a tweet from across the pond, appears late Thursday afternoon, Abadi picked out demonstrators from crowd, allowed them to ask questions, main message was Abadi told them at beginning of coming week, major financial changes would take place and to take that back to the people
LH :Elmer said he pulled out 100 demonstrators, took them back to government building, allowed them to ask questions, and told them financial reform was coming at the beginning of the week (Sunday) and to take that news back to the people…….He being Abadi
UtahGirl: just stopping in to share some news! I went to work this afternoon at one of the big banks...on my log in screen was a message that all foreign currency exchanges will be suspended until 6 pm on the 19th due to changes being made to the currencies....hmmmmmmm
Dreamsdocometrue: I can't get enough of hearing what Utahgirl posted...Whooooo Hooooo, I remember Tony said on the call that he had a date but couldn't tell us the time...maybe that is the time (or close to it)
lches: The quote was on the sign in page on the computer about the foreign currencies
Allonghorn: GE guys. Got a call from a banker friend today. She said on her screen ZIM had shown up for the very first time on her screen. Has anyone else seen this? This is a branch manager Regions Bank.
She saw it on her bank screen looking at FOREX. The bank has a seperate FOREX screen than the rest of us. But she said she had NEVER seen it before.
Lobster: It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. ~Author Unknown ~
Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity stop you from being generous. ~Author Unknown
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~John Wooden
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out~Frank A. Clark
[highlander65] Jim Willie: The Fractured Bond Market and the Economic Collapse Friday, September 18, 2015 1:15
Walkingstick » September 18th, 2015, 10:50 pm
Invitation to Iraqi banks and the Arab and international banks to apply for the implementation of the Custodian service in Iraq Stock Exchange
August 18, 2015 10:30 LINK
Iggy: The Emperor’s Seed
An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different.
He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you.”
The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today, one very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from this one seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next emperor!”
One boy named Ling was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his mother the story. She helped him get a pot and planting soil, and he planted the seed and watered it carefully.
Every day he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about 3 weeks, some of the other youths began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Ling kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. 3 weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks went by. Still nothing.
By now, others were talking about their plants but Ling didn’t have a plant, and he felt like a failure. 6 months went by; still nothing in Ling’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing.
Ling didn’t say anything to his friends. He just kept waiting for his seed to grow. A year finally went by and all the youths of the kingdom brought their plants to the emperor for inspection.
Ling told his mother that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot but his Mother said he must be honest about what happened. Ling felt sick to his stomach, but he knew his Mother was right.
He took his empty pot to the palace. When Ling arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other youths. They were beautiful, in all shapes and sizes. Ling put his empty pot on the floor and many of the other kinds laughed at him. A few felt sorry for him and just said, “Hey nice try.”
When the emperor arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted the young people. Ling just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown,” said the emperor. “Today, one of you will be appointed the next emperor!”
All of a sudden, the emperor spotted Ling at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered his guards to bring him to the front. Ling was terrified. “The emperor knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me killed!”
When Ling got to the front, the Emperor asked his name. “My name is Ling,” he replied. All the kids were laughing and making fun of him. The emperor asked everyone to quiet down.
He looked at Ling, and then announced to the crowd, “Behold your new emperor! His name is Ling!” Ling couldn’t believe it. Ling couldn’t even grow his seed. How could he be the new emperor?
Then the emperor said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds, which would not grow. All of you, except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you.
Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new emperor!”
If you plant honesty, you will reap trust.
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends.
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance, you will reap victory.
If you plant consideration, you will reap harmony.
If you plant hard work, you will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.
If you plant openness, you will reap intimacy.
If you plant patience, you will reap improvements.
If you plant faith, you will reap miracles.
If you plant dishonesty, you will reap distrust.
If you plant selfishness, you will reap loneliness.
If you plant pride, you will reap destruction.
If you plant envy, you will reap trouble.
If you plant laziness, you will reap stagnation.
If you plant bitterness, you will reap isolation.
If you plant greed, you will reap loss.
If you plant gossip, you will reap enemies.
If you plant worries, you will reap wrinkles.
If you plant sin, you will reap guilt.
So be careful what you plant now, it will determine what you will reap tomorrow.
The seeds you now scatter will make life worse or better your life or the ones who will come after. Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits, or you will pay for the choices you plant today.