Guesses to Exogen’s Picture Clues/Intel Monday Morning:
BlueEyedGoddess November 17, 2014 at 7:14am PTB group 2 have won and have decided to push the button for 2014. Wealth managers will call clients with higher net worths for exchanges.
EXOGEN > BlueEyedGoddess IT MEANS THEY HAVE MADE PROGRESS-YES
DongNation November 17, 2014 at 7:13am Via your wealth manager, if you have a liquid net worth between $250K and $500k, you're invited to the Friends and Family exchange. They won't listen to the public yet. Because of the G20 Summit, PTB Group 2 have made progress for 2014 exchanges. So they're about to push that button.
EXOGEN > DongNation IT MEANS THEY MADE PROGRESS-YES
Louie67 If two weekend ago we have a "million" friends and Family exchange means that amount could double! so what make us think we will exchange 2014 ? something is not accurate on this Info maybe I missing something , please comment thanks :)
dinardiva > Louie67 yep there we go 6 + more weeks of this 2015
EXOGEN > Louie67 WE DID NOT SAY EXCHANGE IN 2014. WE SAID PROGRESS WAS MADE BY THE PTB GROUP LOOKING FOR THE EXCHANGES TO TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY.
Thunderheart > EXOGEN Yeah, but not us little peons. Not the ones who really need the money. Nothing has really changed. Cabal still in charge.
RodjiW > EXOGEN Awwww man....I was hoping we would! :(
EXOGEN > RodjiW THAT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE EITHER
shaman > EXOGEN The Pressure is on to Get The RV Done.
EXOGEN November 17, 2014 BANK OF INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS IFF CONFERENCE PRESENTATION http://www.bis.org/speeches/sp141114.pdf
G20 LEADERS GLOBAL COMMUNIQUE-2014 CONFERENCE Posted by EXOGEN on November 17, 2014 https://www.g20.org/sites/default/files/g20_resources/library/brisbane_g20_leaders_summit_communique.pdf
EXOGEN November 17, 2014 BANK OF INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS OTC DERIVATIVES STATISTICS http://www.bis.org/publ/otc_hy1411.pdf
EXOGEN November 17, 2014 BANK OF INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS WORKING PAPER # 471 http://www.bis.org/publ/work471.pdf
EXOGEN November 17, 2014 BANK OF INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS WORKING REPORT # 27 http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/wp27.pdf
Topic: Monday Monday ... Is this the DAY?
Jester’s Place ( Late Sunday Night:
[Jester] HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE... HOPE EVERYONE HAD A NICE WEEKEND...
[Jester] I SAW WHERE STAGE3 WHATEVER CAUGHT UP WITH THE SWISS VOTING NEWS TODAY... HAHAHAHA...HOPE NO ONE BLOWS UP SWITZERLAND... THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED TO GADDAFI WHEN HE TRIED IT...
[Jester] AND THEY ARE ALL LISTENING TO JIM WILLIE NOW TOO... I LOVE IT...
[pokerbrat] I hope they don't have the same Vote counters as Scotland
[Jester] pokerbrat FOR SURE...
[grace2beme] Not...who is they? We aren't !!!
[Jester] grace2beme SURE YOU ARE... WILLIE IS ON OUR SIDE... I MEANT THAT DINAR LAND IS FINALLY LISTENING... I CAN ONLY GAUGE THAT FROM RECAPS BUT I THINK THEY ARE ANYWAY... HAHAHAHA
[Jester] AND THEY ARE DOING LESSONS ON HOW THE CENTRAL BANKS STARTED A COUPLE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
[Jester] I LIKE THIS STATEMENT I READ EARLIER TODAY... The governments of the EU member states will never openly admit it, but behind closed doors I bet they have already come to the conclusion that the Ukraine conflict has gone way beyond what they had anticipated and that the big ally ‘overseas’ has hoodwinked them into an untenable position.
[Jester] In the conference rooms of the Berlaymont Building, home of the European Commission in Brussels, the awareness has sunk in that they have supported a coup in Kiev that basically replaced a corrupt and unreliable pro-Russian oligarchy with a corrupt and unreliable pro-Western oligarchy.
[Jester] Now they are stuck with ‘their’ villains.
[Jester] Meanwhile, the US is perfectly happy with gas shortages in the coming winter in Brussels and other cities. Well, not so much Brussels itself, the city where I live, which will not feel much.
[Jester] REMEMBER WHEN I TOLD YOU IT MIGHT GET COLD THIS WINTER?
[Jester] Belgium only takes about 40 per cent of its gas from Russia; gas is not the main supplier of heating fuel and the country has several weeks of back up reserves in case of emergencies. However, the forecast for the Baltics and Finland (100 per cent dependence), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia (more than 80 per cent) does not look that good.
[Jester] The current stand-off between the EU and Russia could still go anywhere – from an all-out halt of gas deliveries to the opening of pipelines as if nothing ever happened. Most probably, something will come out that will give either side the opportunity to pretend it did not give in, some solution that saves face both ways.
[Jester] IT IS WHAT IT IS... WE WILL SEE... READ FOR YOURSELF... http://thebricspost.com/gas-shortage-may-not-be-our-biggest-worry/#.VGl_RfnF98E
Jester] ANYWAY... THIS THING IS HEATING UP... AND EVERYONE IS STARTING TO REALIZE THE US IS THE PROBLEM... TRUST IS GOING TO BECOME A THING OF THE PAST SOON IN MY OPINION...
[Jester] SO AS WE WAIT FOR THAT OTHER DOMINO YOU BETTER BE GETTING READY FOR A LITTLE DISRUPTION TO THINGS JUST IN CASE... YOU NEVER KNOW... THE TEETERING BETWEEN PLAN A AND PLAN B IS TENUOUS AT BEST RIGHT NOW...
[Hannah] Jester Appreciate the heads up. Be blessed
[Vigilance] Thanks Jester - God bless you all and God bless America!
[Jester] GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE...SEE YOU TOMORROW...SEEYALATERBYE
james49 » November 17th, 2014, 7:53 am
I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE FAMILY, IRAQ IS A NEW COUNTRY AS FAR AS THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD. AND WHEN A NEW COUNTRY IS DEVELOPING IT NEEDS LAWS FOR EVERY POSSIBLE THING YOU CAN THINK OF..
WE HERE HAVE LAWS EVEN STATING THAT IF YOU HAVE A TRAILER HITCH IT MUST BE COVERED WITH A BRIGHT GREEN OR ORANGE COVER SUCH AS A TENNIS BALL SPLIT AND FOLDED DOWN OVER THE BALL. BUT THE EXACT LAW STATES THAT WHEN NOT IN USE IT MUST BE TAKEN OFF.
BUT HOW MANY DO THAT? NOT MANY. MANY DO NOT FOLLOW OUR LAWS WHICH IS A SIN AGAINST GOD. FOR HE SAYS WE MUST OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND AND THAT IS HARD I KNOW. JUST AS A TROOPER SAID TO ME ONCE" IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE". WHICH I DISAGREE WITH BECAUSE IT TAKES A LAW ATTORNEY TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE LAWS BECAUSE THERE ARE HUNDREDS.
THEREFORE JUST RELAX AND AS FRANK SAYS, LET THE LAVA FLOW. NO MATTER HOW SLOW, IT STILL MOVES JUST AS THE LAVA FLOW IN HAWAII IS MOVING VERY SLOW BUT NO LESS IS MOVING.
PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL ON THIS COLD WINTERY DAY. Just As I Am dragon Slayer
walkingstick » November 17th, 2014, 9:01 am
Iraq’s one too many holidays
Given the many official and unofficial holidays in Iraq, the country seems to be almost on permanent vacation throughout the year. Schools find themselves unable to complete their curricula, while economists warn against a recession due to the excessive number of holidays.
Iraq recognizes 150 official vacation days, which is equivalent to one-third of the year, according to a law that was passed by the Iraqi parliament in April 2013.
According to this law, some cities with religious affiliations such as Karbala, Najaf and Khadimiya are allowed to determine their own holidays, and thus the number of vacation days.
In addition to the large number of holidays in Iraq, time off can sometimes extend for longer periods than specified by the law, as happened at the beginning of November. For 2014, the Iraqi parliament had approved six days for Eid al-Adha, yet the holiday lasted seven days, and since Eid started before the weekend, the holiday actually lasted 10 days.
As for Ashoura — which commemorates the death of Hussein ibn Ali, the third of the twelve Imams in Shiism — the commemorations that started on Nov. 3 will last for 40 days, during which many streets and squares are closed, and most government departments and schools are quasi-closed, especially in the Shiite-majority cities in the south.
The large number of days per year schools and universities in Iraq are closed has a negative impact on teachers and students alike, causing educational levels to deteriorate significantly. Schools fail to complete their curricula and students receive a minimal education that is insufficient to develop their skills.
In a telephone interview with Al-Monitor, teacher Khawla Maksad expressed her irritation with the decline in the educational level of students, which she attributed to many reasons but mainly to the large number of official and unofficial holidays.
"The educational level in Iraq is generally weak, as the school hours are few and schools are not equipped with modern educational tools. This is not to mention the frequent official and unofficial holidays that make matters worse," she said.
The Ministry of Education is well aware of this predicament but does not have any solutions to offer. Maksad confirmed that she and fellow teachers raised this issue and organized petitions presented to the ministry, demanding improvements at the educational level and addressing the issue of frequent holidays — but to no avail. According to Maksad, many students are not qualified to move to the next class level, but the Ministry of Education's standards allow unqualified students to pass.
The media has been reporting that Iraq ranks first in the world in terms of highest number of vacation days per year.
The frequent holidays also have a negative impact on other industries such as the media, which has to deal with the frequent closing of printing presses and the present depression in the media markets.
This situation is adversely affecting the economic sector, too, as Iraqi economists are warning against a recession due to frequent market disruptions. In this context, economic expert Bassem Jamil Antoine said that Iraq is losing $150 billion a year, which is equivalent to $1 billion per vacation day, given the high frequency of holidays.
In a telephone interview with Al-Monitor, Ali Hassoun, a member of the Education Committee in the previous parliament that approved the law on official holidays, said that the number of holidays — which has had much media attention lately — is exaggerated, and that Iraq is not the country with the highest number of vacation days.
Hassoun attributed the large number of holidays to the complex social structure in Iraq, as it comprises many different religious, sectarian and ethnic components that all want to celebrate their own holidays.
Despite the adverse effect of the frequent holidays on the overall activity of the country, the Iraqi governments of late do not seem interested in finding serious solutions to this problem.
It appears that the issue of holidays is part of a system that characterizes the political process in Iraq, with each religion, sect, minority and ethnicity advocating to have their religious celebrations recognized as official holidays.
"Although these holidays disrupt work in the state departments and the services and construction sectors, there is no agreement — or rather there is a big dispute — within the Iraqi parliament to address the problem and find adequate solutions," Hassoun said.
The issue of the number of holidays in Iraq is one of the strangest problems a country could experience, with its obvious adverse repercussions. However, religious Iraqis are not likely to agree on this issue and continue to lobby to have their own holidays recognized.
Yonadam Kanna, chairman of the parliamentary Labor and Social Affairs Committee, stressed that this problem is much bigger than imagined, as Iraqi workers do not work more than 48 days per year — negatively impacting development and state-building — as opposed to averages of 150-280 working days a year in other countries.
Although Iraq is in need of an inclusive reconstruction process, the many holidays — especially the religious ones — stand in the way of the country's construction and development, and it poses risks to security and educational levels, too. This situation thus requires serious consideration that bears in mind the best interests of the country, not those of conflicting religious factions.
Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/11/iraq-holidays-disrupt-economy.html#ixzz3JKXykfz0