Lonewolf > We are about to become very wealthy and there are some on the internet that you have never met that either want your currency or want you to invest in their projects afterwards.
Some others here including EXO have been trying to send a message to people lately, because they "care enough", to beware of 'false prophets' re groups and to think for yourselves, be a leader not a follower.
Some have understood this message, others may not have. Do you invest with someone you met on the internet or a recognized Qualified Professional who is a specialist in his field?
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity you will never have again, please don't blow it. Families are depending on you to make wise decisions.
My message to you is from my heart, I wish no harm to anyone, just ask that you think for yourselves and be very cautious. My wish for you is that you all have a safe, prosperous and happy life.
R.V. / GCR April 21, 2015 at 5:57pm Not hearing any redlights at the moment
R.V. / GCR April 21, 2015 at 6:04pm Wisdom says put a couple million into a cash account and park the rest for a season …watch your markets....right GILLIGAN
DavidM: MY TNT FRIENDS ... IN THE STILLNESS OF THE NIGHT, WHEN IT'S JUST YOU AND YOUR HEARTBEAT, THERE'S THAT EVER WHISPERING VOICE THAT SAYS ... *ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE*. NO MATTER WHAT THE DAY MAY HAVE LEFT YOU WITH ... *REMEMBER* THIS, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! PLEASE ALLOW THAT WHISPER TO SUSTAIN AND KEEP YOU. THE NEW DAWN WILL BRING WITH IT, RENEWED HOPE, RENEWED FAITH, AND A RENEWED STRENGTH TO CARRY FORWARD. LETS *ALL* CARRY FORWARD TOGETHER! ~DAVIDM~
MOT: One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well......
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.
KTFA Tuesday Night conference Call
Approx. 101 minutes long
The first part is bible Study and the second part is Dinar/Iraq Intel
PLAYBACK # : 760.569.7699 PIN: 156996#
Walkingstick » April 21st, 2015,
Iraq: Developing More Capacity to Manage Public Funds
April 21, 2015
Public investment management in Iraq involves training in procurement for civil servants.
The World Bank and Iraqi government have launched an innovative program with Iraqi public universities to create future procurement professionals.
By focusing on the next generation of government officials, the program’s impact is far-reaching and sustainable.
Even amid conflict and fluctuations in oil prices, as home to the world’s third-largest oil reserves, Iraq has the sort of wealth from natural resources that make it possible for its government to invest in the country’s infrastructure. Iraq spent more than US$51 billion on public procurement in 2014, well over 20% of the country’s GDP. Harnessing this revenue to develop the economy, however, requires an efficient system of government contracting.
Public procurement in Iraq has been effected by decades of sanctions, war, and instability—conditions that have created a system characterized by inefficiency, corruption, and delays. Procurement is a bottleneck that prevents budgetary expenditure; according to the World Bank’s 2014 Public Investment Management Report, often the process is stuck at 50%–60% of its capacity.
Another assessment in 2012 showed widespread corruption in public contracting weakening investors’ perceptions of doing business in Iraq, and thus hurting its prospects of increased foreign investment. Simply put, Iraq’s outdated procurement system, combined with its post-conflict low absorptive capacity, is significantly increasing the cost of public investment and also diminishing its returns.
The Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) procurement team has worked with the Government of Iraq to address this. The Bank’s regional public procurement strategy promotes building capacity in a way that moves beyond small-scale, short-term training, towards comprehensive programs that look for more sustainable solutions. In Iraq, the Bank is trying to help the country build a future generation of civil servants with the skills needed to manage procurement with efficiency and integrity.
With a grant from the Iraq Trust Fund, the Public Contracts Directorate (PCD) in Iraq’s Ministry of Planning forged strategic partnerships with six public universities located in different regions of Iraq. The idea behind these partnerships is to develop a supply of professionals who enter the civil service properly prepared to apply the principles of economy, efficiency, and competition within the public contracting process.
The program is diverse in its geographic scope and multi-disciplinary approach, reflecting the multi-stakeholder nature of public procurement. The PCD enlisted the help of faculties of law, engineering, public administration and business to establish procurement education programs across academic fields.
The Bank and PCD first needed to make sure, however, that academics in Iraq responsible for teaching the new procurement curriculum had the relevant content for it. Iraq asked the World Bank for help in learning how to develop programs for its procurement workforce. With the Bank’s assistance, the PCD struck up a partnership with Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense in France.
In October 2014, a group of 18 Iraqi professors and administrators from the universities of Baghdad, Salah Aldeen, and the Technical University of Sulaimaniya, Kufa and Basrah, attended an intensive two-week diploma program at Nanterre. “The students of Iraq are the future of our country,” Fareed Yasseen, Iraq’s Ambassador to France, said of the partnership. “We need to develop training models like this to provide our students with the modern skills necessary to succeed in government and beyond."
Some of these Iraqi universities have already adapted their curriculum and integrated procurement into existing academic programs. These include Angham Ezzulddin Ali Alsaffar, Professor of Civil Engineering at Baghdad University, who said the training course in Nanterre was proving useful for her and her students. Another university teacher, Ahmed Saydok, Director of Continuous Education at Salahaddin University in Erbil, had spearheaded the launch of new summer courses. “The bottom line is that the students are the raw material,” he said. “You can mold them as you want.”
This program did not emerge in a vacuum: It arose from prolonged engagement with the Bank, which sought to solutions to fit Iraq’s specific context. When discussions first began, its government agreed to build the skills of procurement personnel. “We set the building blocks in a program that was rolled out over three years,” said Hamed Ahmed, Manager of Monitoring and Coordination at the PCD.
In 2013, a procurement needs assessment was conducted. One of its key points was the vast scale of the needs—there were thousands of government officials and stakeholders involved in procurement on a regular basis with little training on how to do so. But the ability to reach them was limited.
This capacity building program aims to address exactly that: By working with university teachers and students, the initiative is forward-looking, seeking to equip a future Iraq with procurement skills. It implicitly recognizes Iraq will need massive investment in infrastructure for water, transport and energy, and, therefore, a public sector capable of managing and executing this.