june February 28, 2015 CAN THEY PASS TAXES WITHOUT RI/RV?
OilRat > june Maybe A better way to put that question is:
Can they implement new tax laws pre-RI/RV?
And/or Would it do any good for them to implement tax laws pre-RI/RV?
june > OilRat So what is your thoughts on this ?
OilRat > june My answer to your Q is:they can, but it simply doesn't seem as if it would be beneficial for Iraq to pass/implement new tax laws without and RI/RV......once the RI/RV happens and all the projects start (i.e. New jobs are created for Iraqis), that would appear to me to be more beneficial to creating additional revenue for Iraq's government to use.....JMO
robert > june they only implemented 20% a whilst back and not full taxes, without raising the value they would be punishing there citizens further on a worthless currency creating hyper inflation,the dinar value must change once they implement 100% taxes as just does not make sense fundamentally or economically for there citizens or the country in general.
DAZ: "BLACK CARD" think about it
I might suggest that everyone reconsider the use of a "black card". there is no faster way to make yourself and accounts a target than throw out a back card to make a purchase.
Get a simple amex green card or mastercard/visa and set your limits..you can simply call and open up the limit temporarily for a purchase then reset it.
Especially when travelling away from home...safety, privacy an security should always be paramount. these things are easier to protect than they are to regain
Envision...you and your family are vacationing in the islands. you are shoppin, sunnin and lunching. you whip out your "Im a Big Pete Back Card" to pay for lunch or buy some board shorts. the clerk immediately recognizes that you must be a millionaire to use that card.
Within 24 hours and after a night of shots at the bar among the staff, maybe 50 people on the island, with varying integrity and intent...know you are loaded and away from home
In my earlier years in business, owning businesses, holding professional licenses etc. i carried and used gold/platinum cards to court clients and to establish and present an image of professional and financial success. it was a social/professional tool..i needed that "image" to progress my business contacts and client base.
After we attain those things there is no longer the need to "create" them. especially if it compromises our security and privacy.
Think about it
Its your privacy. you must remember there will be 350mil people that may possible resent our new position and THOSE emotions can generate some perilous and unwanted attention from some that cant process or understand what happened and grant you the respect your good decisions brought forth
Sunny: From your post to . . . hopefully many ears.
Several years ago I overheard waiters talking about a guy paying with a black card. Every service personnel, hotel/store clerk, bus boy, waiter, cab driver, cashier, car rental, airline, etc. knows the meaning of such a card.
Using it in public is like announcing "I'm Wealthy. Target me" over a loudspeaker!
Thanks for posting and bringing this to others attention.
DAZ: PERSONAL BINDER AND ID PREP LIST
PREP LIST SUGGESTIONS
SO....WHO HAS ASSEMBLED A PERSONAL BINDER?......
AN INEXPENSIVE VINYL 3 RING BINDER AND LOTS OF CLEARVIEW SHEET PROTECTORS FROM WALMART ALL UNDER $10....
MAKE ONE OR MORE COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING AS NEEDED AND SLIP INTO THE SHEET PROTECTORS, GROUP INTO BINDER.......
INCLUDE COPIES AND RECEIPTS OF ALL ORDERS, BANKER AND ADVISOR QUESTIONS.....CONTACT LISTS & CALL ORDER, TOP TEN LIST ......ADVISOR, CPA, ATTORNEY CONTACT INFO, SEVERAL OF YOUR TEMP AND PERMANENT EMAIL ADDRESSES .......
CURRENCY TOTALS BROKEN DOWN TO SPECIES, BREAKDOWN OF HOLDINGS BY DATE AQUIRED, LISTS OF RESERVES BY ORDER NUMBER, BANK WIRING & ROUTING INFORMATION, PERSONAL/BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS........
COLOR COPIES OF DRIVERS LICENSE FRONT AND BACK, UPS MAILBOX ADDRESS, BURNER TRACFON NUMBER, PASSPORT (APPLICATION), BIRTH CERTIFICATE.....
FLIGHT AND RENTAL CAR INFORMATION, PRIVATE AND EXECUTIVE AIR RENTALS, PRIVATE AIRPORT INFO.......
COPIES OF GIFT LETTERS, CORPORATE CHARTERS, LLC ORGANIZATIONAL PAPERS, TRUST ENTITY COVER LETTERS, EIN NUMBERS.....BANK AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFO FROM SELECT PICKS,.....PERSONAL NDA'S AND POWER OF ATTORNEY......
I INCLUDED IN MY BINDER EVERY POSSIBLE FORM OF ID I CAN GET MY HANDS ON INCLUDING UTILITY BILLS AND BANK STATEMENTS, TAX RETURNS ETC....BETTER TO HAVE TOO MUCH THAN TOO LITTLE.....
COPY ALL SAVED INTERNET FAVORITES, LINKS AND PC DOCUMENTS ONTO A THUMB DRIVE FOR TRAVEL ACCESS...AND MAYBE A BACKUP TO REMOTE HARD DRIVE
Frank26: It's a Beautiful day filled with Security in Iraq.
On Your last CC I called it ..... Middle Eastern Coalition Force.
IMO ...... Under those conditions one can do almost anything for twelve.
May You have an Aloha Saturday KTFA Family ....... T minus 2 days and counting for our change.
walkingstick » February 28th, 2015, 11:36 am
Iraq’s national museum officially reopened 12 years after looting
Posted on February 28, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Iraq
BAGHDAD, (AFP)— Iraq’s national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.
The reopening was brought forward in what officials said was a response to the destruction of priceless artefacts by Islamic State group jihadists in the northern city of Mosul.
“We have been preparing to reopen for the past couple of months, the museum should be open to everyone,” Qais Hussein Rashid, the deputy tourism and antiquities minister, told AFP.
“The events in Mosul led us to speed up our work and we wanted to open it today as a response to what the gangs of Daesh did,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for the IS group.
On Thursday, the jihadists who have occupied Iraq’s second city of Mosul since June last year released a video in which militants smash ancient statues with sledgehammers in the city’s museum.
Militants are also seen using a jackhammer to deface a colossal 40-tonne Assyrian winged bull in an archaeological park in Mosul.
The destruction sparked global outrage, calls for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and fears over the fate of other major heritage sites in areas under IS control.
The Mosul destruction was the worst disaster to strike Iraq’s treasures since the national museum in Baghdad was looted in the chaos that followed the toppling of Saddam Hussein.
The pictures of jihadists gleefully hacking away at treasures dating back several centuries before Christ drew comparisons with the 2001 dynamiting by the Taliban of the Bamiyan buddhas in Afghanistan.
One jihadist speaking to the camera claims they are destroying them on religious grounds because the statues are symbols of idolatry.
But officials and experts argue the IS militants are seen destroying the pieces that are too bulky to be smuggled and sold to finance their self-proclaimed “caliphate”.
The 2003 plundering of the Baghdad museum, footage of which was beamed around the world at the time, has been compared to the 13th century Mongol sack of the city’s library.
The museum was considered to host one of the world’s greatest archeological collections.
Officials said Saturday that about 15,000 pieces were looted in 2003, of which 4,300 have been recovered.
“We are still tracking down more than 10,000 artefacts in markets and auctions. What we got back were the most important,” Rashid said.
After cutting a red ribbon at an official ceremony, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said: “Today the message is clear from Baghdad, from the land of Mesopotamia.
“We will preserve civilisation and we will track down those who want to destroy it,” he said.
Rashid said the reopening would help heal the wounds of the Mosul looting.
“We don’t want February 26 to be a day of sadness and gloom… reopening the museum sends a message at home and abroad that it should be restored as a touristic and cultural institution,” he said.
The museum is due to reopen to the public on Sunday. Tickets will cost 1,500 Iraqi dinars (just over a dollar), 10 US dollars for Arabs and 20 for other foreigners.
The Mosul museum, which UNESCO museology expert Stuart Gibson described as “a small jewel” constructed on the gardens of the former palace of King Faisal of Iraq, was also pillaged in 2003.
Archaeologists have expressed fears the jihadists would go on to destroy more heritage in the areas they control, possibly the Assyrian site of Nimrud and the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra.
Abadi warned traffickers and buyers that Iraq and its partners would not relent in its hunt for looted artefacts.
“We have details on every artefact in Mosul, every piece is marked, and we will track down all the pieces smuggled by Daesh and the terrorist groups, we will track them down and all the world is with us.”