Kilo15 March 14, 2015 at 10:36am Good morning S3A people. Final stages of this coming into play and our lives changing.
OilRat: March 14, 2015 at 11:02am Based on the info I just received this may be my last post on this site....
I will be signing an NDA which eliminates my ability to speak of anything regarding currencies.
The news just received was anytime from now till Tuesday this is scheduled to "pop."
We are about to see a whole new life.....be smart.....be cautious.....be professional, and enjoy being a millionaire......if this is my last post, God Bless to all and I've enjoyed this internet family!!!
TOT: March 14, 2015 at 11:42am In support of Oilrat:
3-14-2015 Poppy3 ...REPORTED FROM THE GREEN ZONE ON TUESDAY THE PEOPLE THERE ARE THINKING IT [RATE] WILL BE VERY CLOSE TO KUWAIT.
I CAN'T SEE HOW IT COULD BE MUCH LOWER AND FUND ALL THE BUDGET AND PAY ALL THEIR DEBT MUCH LESS REBUILD ANY INFRASTRUCTURE.
[chaseybear] Millionday: SO AS WE SEE HERE -- THE GOV HAS LAUNCHED AN INTIATIVE THAT WILL SUPPORT THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THIS IS FOR YEARS TO COME –
HOW THE COUNTRY IS GOING TO RUN BUSINESS WISE -- FANTASTIC NEWS -- THE CONFERENCE IS TOMORROW
Papatom: This is a HUGE WHOOPOW and I love THIS line.... in order to proceed with the implementation of the strategy recently launched by the government ....
cus anyone who has been doubting if they really started.... can see this IS past tense.... am I seeing that right MD????
Millionday: OH YES -- THIS IS PAST TENSE AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING AS WELL -- THE WHOLE PLAN WITH STEPS ETC
misterq: Is next Saturday tomorrow???
ROBINREDHED: VERY NICE MD
Millionday: I AGREE -- LOVE IT -- IT IS THE STEPS FOR THE COUNTRY TO GO TO A MARKET ECONOMY AND ALSO THIS WILL IMPACT THE ISX -- LOVE IT
Millionday: HERE WE GO -- HOLD YOUR HAT
[xyz] Parliament ratifies laws relating to investments "the parliament intends to endorse the pending laws which help facilitate the investments and the entry of the investors into Iraq.
The parliament considers ratifying the laws that relate to the investments whether private or public sectors to attract the investors to join Iraq market, Shawqi told Alforat.
Updated: 2015/3/14 18:12
walkingstick » March 14th, 2015, 10:53 am
Iraq participates in the Economic Summit in Egypt
BAGHDAD / ... Economic Commission confirmed on Saturday, Iraq's participation in the scheduled economic summit in Egypt, in the coming days.
Said committee member Najiba Najib, told the "eye Iraq News", "The Economic Committee Chairman Jawad al-Bolani would represent Iraq with the Iraqi ambassador to Egypt, to participate in will be held in Cairo Economic Summit, the coming days."
She added that "Iraq will have a strong participation in this conference with the participation of 90 other country."
The Egyptian Republic has decided to embrace the economic summit, purports to attract foreign capital to Egypt and urged foreign investors to invest in this country, after the affected security conditions and the tensions that Egypt has witnessed in the past years, a negative impact on the investment sector. Finished / 13
TNT Cont.... (While we wait)
MOT: Now Just Where did the saying "Piss Poor" Come from plus other obscure facts
Subject: Where did the saying Piss Poor Come from plus other obscure facts
NOW THIS IS A REAL EDUCATION
Us older people need to learn something new every day... Just to keep the grey matter tuned up.
Where did "Piss Poor" come from? Interesting history.
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery...
If you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor". But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot... They "didn't have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature Isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500's
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.
Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!"
Houses had thatched roofs -- thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the -house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.
Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.
That's how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying, "Dirt poor."
The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery In the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, It would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold.
(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme: "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon."
They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.
This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status…. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the ”upper crust.”
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom; "holding a wake."
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive.
So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, "saved by the bell" or was "considered a dead ringer."
And that's the truth.
Now, whoever said history was boring!!!
So get out there and educate someone! Share these facts with a friend. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the heck happened?"
HugsArt: Cool I enjoyed that now if you can tell me where " Made from scratch " came from I have looked for years would love to know.
Dinarious Ceasar: "From Scratch" is a figure of speech that literally meant (originally) starting a race from a line scratched in the dirt. Eventually, it leached into pugilism (boxing), cricket (British baseball), and golf. It meant pretty much the same thing in those sports.
Starting with nothing to one's advantage. Over the centuries technology, of course created short cuts to everything including cooking, and the meaning (when applied to preparing food) was used to indicate that an item of/or entire meal was made from ingredients that were found in one's pantry.
In other words, not made from a mix, or ready to cook.
Back to the original meaning, "without an advantage".
Rizzo: MIND YOUR P'S AND Q'S..........Another origin comes from English pubs and taverns of the 17th century.
Bartenders would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a reminder to the patrons, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps and Qs".
 This may also have been a reminder to bartenders not to confuse the two units, written as "p" and "q" on the tally slate.