[Josey Wales]lots of crazy stuff going on globally......should be interesting in the coming days
[cruiser] captaincaveman you would like this: http://www.cnbc.com/id/48699806
[Precious] What is.......Eid al-Fitr ..... SHABS....hmmmmmmmmmm 5 days ! ! ! Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which in 2012 occurs on Aug. 19. Literally the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations (the other occurs after the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca). At Eid al-Fitr people dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations, give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family.
A sense of generosity and gratitude colors these festivities. Although charity and good deeds are always important in Islam, they have special significance at the end of Ramadan. As the month draws to a close, Muslims are obligated to share their blessings by feeding the poor and making contributions to mosques.
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cruiser] Does anyone wonder why they would consider this :Dennis Gartman: Tapping SPR Could Drive Oil to New Highs http://www.cnbc.com/id/48704495
[weneedit] cruiser because they're idiots !
[cruiser] Must be an election Year!! lol When oil was over $130 a barrel, they were not even thinking about it. Now they are going to do it. Please get serious.
Tenizen] Cruiser hey there amigo! How is the RV looking?! (girlfriend forced this question lol!)
[cruiser] Tenizen Looking like something we can touch, but our hands are tied. lol
[TLane] cruiserIn In a nutshell, what is your best guess as to when this darn thing will RV
[cruiser] Seriously, I am under the impression that all is good. We all want it to be great, I know, But there really is not alot to share or say.
[cruiser] Quiet is a good thing by the way :)
pappyy] cruiser I agree, but it sure makes for a long day!!!! LOL
dealdoctor] Hey guys. The article on RECAPS by Historian describing how this worldwide change from an old banking system to the new one would be planned and executed. This link is to the second half there now but note right at the top there is a link to the first part that ran on the 16th www.tinyurl.com/bweak3f
[pmw1973] dealdoctor good read
[dealdoctor] pmw1973 Yes, it helped me see how complicated this is but that it can and will happen. The fact that Soros sold his stock in the major banks and put it all in gold is a huge CLUE that times they are a changing. Present banking system is bad bet but to have assets for the new one is good. GO RV!!
[debneureka] Historian is very inteligent, informed, wise lady. She had worked on corporate and government projects or intiatives...she is familiar with these monumental tasks.
[dealdoctor] debneureka I so agree...she is able to see the BIG picture because she has worked on very BIG projects. This is the mother of all big system changes! I kind of see the first world becoming the second world and the second world becoming the first world. Old IMF director said only 35% of worlds wealth will be in USA and Europe by I think 2040 or 2050 watched lecture on line months ago. It will go mainly to India and China if he is correct.
[dealdoctor] I am not smart enough to know but I try to listen to smart people. Other smart people like Vic1 would not agree with this and thinks the USA will always be in control perhaps due to our military might. I have no right to judge which of these people both smarter than me knows the truth. Change is certain THAT I know.
[dealdoctor] it can, may, might happen any second but that it WILL happen any minute is not an honest statement. So we ALL wait..I wait with strong confidence that our investment is wise. IQD is simply stock in IRAQ and IRAQ=oil and gold So IQD=GOOD!
[Canadian_Bacon] Give my regards to Debtarheels for her magnificent post of that poem...I loved it...someone please tell her for me and send my gratitude
DevaronDLH: One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr , also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan (a holy month of fasting observed by Muslims). This year Eid al-Fitr will most likely be observed on Aug. 19, 2012 in the United States. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Traditionally, the observance begins with the sighting of the new moon. While many will wait to see the moon or an announcement from Mecca, the Hiqh Council of North America has determined that Eid al-Fitr 2012 will fall on Aug. 19, 2012, based on astronomical calculations.
[Precious] Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke will give his annual speech in Jackson Hole at the end of the month and Merkel's Comment Supporting Euro help indexes August 17, 2012 Asian markets were higher Friday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel made comments supportive of the euro, with the Japan and Australian indexes both reaching three-month highs.
Stocks across the region have been rallying and are now trading at levels last seen in May, when a selloff eradicated many of the year's earlier gains. Australia's S&PASX 200 has gained 7% over five weeks of successive gains, and Japan's Nikkei has shot up 7.1% in just two weeks. With markets riding high, investors are looking ahead to the next set of possible catalysts.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will give his annual speech in Jackson Hole at the end of the month, and there is a European Central Bank policy meeting coming.