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I was cleaning the windshield on my truck and it dawned on me just how much that dirty windshield and Dinarland and the RV have in common.
It reminded me of how much different people focus on different things. All of them finding the one dead bug that is blocking their view and trying to wipe it away.
One bug is Iraq. One bug is the UK. One bug is the UST. One bug is the EU. One bug is the FED. One bug is the Admin. One bug is the IMF. One bug is the BIS. One bug is the CBI.
And everybody focuses on such a small thing that's bugging them but 99.999% of them never focus on an entirely clean windshield.
There are so many bugs clouding our vision and until they are all wiped away, this won't happen. I'm ready for Safelite to rescue us with a brand new windshield
And, we need an industrial strength Bug Zapper! HAHAHAH. LOL D.D.
G T April 15, 2015 at 10:13pm From TWITTER:
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BaNDiTo.RoX April 15, 2015 at 10:40pm Iraq, Seeking Cash, Planning to Issue $ 5 Billion in Bonds Finance minister says country in talks with Federal Reserve, World Bank about establishing credit line
By DAMIAN PALETTA
April 15, 2015 6:55 pm ET
WASHINGTON-The Iraqi government has agreed for the first time to issue $ 5 billion in debt, the government's finance minister said Wednesday, part of package of assistance and policy changes leaders are pushing to address its $ 25 billion budget deficit.
About the Poofness midweek update...
Date: Wednesday, 15-Apr-2015 19:54:00
Hi, Folks - Word just in from Susan, the midweek update is expected to appear Thursday evening this week. --hobie
Already Blessed: TONY AND DC AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT RAMADI TONIGHT...THAT IS THE ANBAR PROVINCE AND THEY HAVE HAD THE MOST PROBLEM WITH INSURGENTS HISTORICALLY. DC SAYS THEY WILL PROBABLY BE THE LAST TO CLEAN UP.
sandyf :* Iraq has finalized decision to issue $5 billion in government bonds, still negotiating terms -finance minister Source: FXWire Money 16. April 2015 04:29:58
GAPatriot60] Interesting article on "Your bank accounts isn't yours" >> http://www.westernjournalism.com/governments-next-tax-target-your-bank-account/
KTFA Wednesday Night CC. Approx. 120 minutes long
The first part is a Business Promo and the second part is Dinar/Iraq Intel with a special report from Delta.
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DELTA » April 15th, 2015, 9:41 pm
FROM BANKNOTE NEWS 2012
Iraq planning new 50,000-dinar note
Mar 08, 2012 11:45 AM Category: Middle East
According to an article on Iraq-Business News dated 28 November 2011, the Central Bank of Iraq confirmed it will issue a new banknote valued at 50,000 dinars (US$43), but marked as 50 dinars. Deputy Chairman Dr. Muzher Saleh said the bank is working to issue this new money in addition to coins in both Arabic and Kurdish in an effort to address the liquidity problem in Iraq. Currently the largest denomination in Iraq is the 25,000-dinar note (Pick 96). The new currency will include symbols that reflect the diversity of Iraq’s sects and cultures including the Kurdish culture. “Iraq needs to support its economy and its currency through the issuance of a currency similar to foreign ones like the $100 bill,” Saleh added.
Keep in mind, for the past four years Iraq has reportedly been attempting to revalue its currency, and just last month it was reported that new notes would be issued in September 2012.
rv9586rl :Delta sir I don't understand. These are old. Could you explain please?
AbundantlyBlessed » He explained it in the CC. Listen to the recording or wait for Frosty's notes.
Walkingstick » April 15th, 2015,
Cato's Rahn: 'US Can Get Along Perfectly Well' Without What 'IRS Has Become'
Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 08:00 AM
By Dan Weil
Now that tax day is here, do we need to do away with the IRS?
"Those in favor of abolishing the present IRS are correct in that the United States certainly can get along perfectly well without the politicized, abusive and rights-trampling tax agency the IRS has become," Richard Rahn, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, writes in The Washington Times.
"There is still no excuse for much of what the IRS does. . . . That includes criminal offenses, such as releasing private taxpayer information and targeting taxpayers on the basis of ideology."
IRS agents complain that they get no respect. "Yet, too many agents engage in thuggish behavior and show no understanding of the unnecessary burdens they place on small businesses and entrepreneurs," Rahn says.
Bottom line: "if the folks at the IRS want respect, then they need to start treating hardworking taxpayers with respect and understanding and not as government-owned slaves," Rahn writes.
Meanwhile, the advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice has released a report detailing 15 Fortune 500 companies that don't pay any taxes.
The list includes CBS, General Electric, Interpublic Group, JetBlue Airways, Mattel, Owens Corning, PG&E, Pepco Holdings, Priceline.com, Prudential Financial, Qualcomm, Ryder System, Time Warner, Weyerhaeuser and Xerox.
As a whole, the 15 companies paid no federal income tax on $23 billion in profits in 2014, and they paid almost no federal income tax on $107 billion in profits during the past five years. All but two received federal tax rebates in 2014, and almost all paid exceedingly low rates over five years.
For example, CBS had $1.8 billion in U.S. profits last year, and received a federal income tax rebate of $235 million, while Mattel, which has paid zero federal income taxes for the past five years, received a tax rebate of $46 million in 2014.
"The scope of corporate tax avoidance spans a wide variety of economic sectors. Moreover, the tax breaks that have allowed these companies to be so successful in their tax avoidance are, by and large, perfectly legal, and often have been on the books for decades," the report states.
So what's the solution?
"A sensible starting point should be to critically assess the costs of each of these tax breaks and to take steps to ensure that profitable corporations pay their fair share of U.S. taxes," the study says.
"The next step is just as important. The revenues raised from eliminating corporate tax subsidies should not be given right back to corporations in the form of tax-rate reductions, as corporate lobbyists and their allies inside the Washington Beltway preposterously argue."
So where should this money go? "As the vast majority of Americans understand, these desperately needed revenues should be used to address our nation's fiscal problems and to make critically needed public investments in our nation's future," the report argues.