BellaAngael: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Mdj: sager] FWIW, I am being told that the rate will appear before the budget. Parliament hasn't seen the budget yet, only CoM... and there's a reason... if parliament sees the budget, they will freak out in a positive way (from what I'm told)
Topic: Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis
[arizona49] From Last Evening: 02/09/14 [texasgirl1] Just got a call that dealers will stop selling tonight or tomorrow and that it will go live - done deal - been approved and moving forward - think it will be one week to two weeks before VND revalues - in 30 days be at $2.00 - treat as rumor but caller was very specific
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sagefemme] where is my 800 number
[sagefemme] today is Monday right?
[Papa Bear] GM DINAR FAMILY. sagefemme That is the question u should be asking after the crazy intel this weekend
[Papa Bear] sagefemme Yes if U let it be that way.
[Papa Bear] U control your own emotions peeps and no one can bother u or confuse u unless u let them
[cain321] Morning Papabear: do you think this will be a good week for us?
[Papa Bear] I am neither a date or rate person just a caring Carebear.
[Papa Bear] By the way i'm not a Guru but I am interested in the RV, GCR, PP and humanitarian programs because I have been working for and promoting change since 1980s even in my own industry.
[Papa Bear] From a country and world standpoint it is a necessity. If you notice that time periods takes you through party changes. Congress needs new blood also
[Papa Bear] I am also a strong Lover of USA with children at risk for our future
[Papa Bear] We all have skin in the game here in USA
[sagefemme] i agree with you Papa Bear
aggiedad77 » February 10th, 2014, 11:02 am .
Good Morning Family....here are the overnight news summaries:
An Exhibition of Electric Power Technologies Opens in Baghdad International Fair
An Electric Power Technologies conference opened today in Baghdad, sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Water Resources, and Environment.....we should find it interesting that the Water Resources Ministry is getting involved in such a seminar....this could possibly be another open door opportunity for DOW to shine with their water restoration technologies, as power generation needs good water to run efficiently.
Adoption of the smart card in the distribution of the salaries of the beneficiaries of the protection network
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has contracted with the World Bank to the tune of $8 million dollars to provide a sophisticated electronic network to the provincial ministries in association with the smart cards being issued to Iraqi citizens....the involvement of the World Bank is to defend against abuse and fraud......to me this is yet another good sign, a recognition by the Iraqi's that they need to seek out others such as the World Bank to assist them in areas of technology.
Hamoudi confirms the dismissal decision each deputy voted in favor of concessions in pension law
WOW....the leader of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, Hamoudi, announced through Facebook that any of their MP that voted in favor of the recently passed Retirement Law, specifically in relation to Article 38, will be prevented from running for Parliament in the upcoming elections. He says this will be accomplished through a citizen coalition.....so does that mean they will outright be prevented or prohibited from running again.....or that he and the Council are urging their voters to not send those guilty of voting yes on the law back to Parliament again because they failed to do their job......interesting idea/concept.
A member of the parliamentary Economy: There are no economic sense to enter the central bank to buy the currency market
Ricklibby posed a question about this article wondering if it is leading to dedollarization and/or the pulling of 000's......it does seem to be pointing towards both. With the CBI apparently hanging onto deposits from the banks of Iraq, leaving those banks with an inability to perform daily work because they now lack working capital....makes one wonder what the CBI is up to.....certainly has an outward appearance of change in the works.
Urgent .. Aircraft bombed  dens and stumbled on the body of chief financial officer for al-Qaeda north of Hilla
This apparently was a fruitful hit by Iraqi helicopters in working just north of the town of Hilla. The chief financial officer of al-Qaeda was found....it was believed he had been responsible for distribution of financial guarantees to militants and purchases of car bombs.....checkmark a victory for the Iraqis.
Financial Olympic orientation regardless of the salaries of employees while approving the budget
Here is another group that is being impacted by the lack of a budget....no salaries for employees associated with Olympic training, they are hoping for resolution soon regarding the budget.
Liberal bloc calls for Parliament to re-vote on the retirement of officials in the public hearing
The Liberal bloc of the Sadrist movement is demanding a "re-vote" on the paragraph of the Retirement Law that deals with the retired deputies and others receiving pensions and demands that the vote be made public. It is believed by some that the Parliament acted unconstitutionally on this matter and "after the fact" of the Law being passed, they now demand attention to be drawn to the problem.....it would seem that the recourse would be to take this matter to Federal Court for some final determination. The Liberal bloc claims they could not get out of the session to protest the vote for fear of breaking the quorum at the time.....I've said it before and will say it again.....getting up and leaving a session of Parliament is a cowards way out of dealing with the issue.....such delay tactics should not be allowed....IMO.
Parliamentary oil: the government has failed to invest in the oil sector refineries because of bureaucracy
The Commission on Oil and Gas within Parliament is blaming bureaucracy and government intervention on the issue of not previously investing in new refineries within Iraq. They use the approved refinery in Karbala as an example, indicating it was approved a year ago but just started construction now.....stating that issues are associated with bureaucratic excess, government interventions and security as the main reasons for any delay. They also point to potential of corruption being involved with the Maysan refinery. The Oil Ministry has announced that crude production is on the increase to above 3.5 million barrels per day.....but refining is not staying abreast and Iraq still had to import 3 million liters of gasoline per year.
Options Kurdistan after the latest U.S. position
The Kurds continue to study the model that would have them separate from Iraq, even against the recommendations of the US at this point.....the Kurds feel that they are not being properly represented on many fronts and could do better on their own. This article seems to be an editorial opinion that is based on many factual claims being made by the Kurds at this time. They realize they need to foster an improved relationship with Iran, much like has been down with Turkey, they need to attempt to improve the relationship with Baghdad in the short term, they need to stay engaged with Iraqi politics, and they need to become less reliant on the US who seems to be supporting them less and less, meanwhile looking to Russia and China for support....oh how this makes me shake my head...poor decisions IMO on the part of the US. The writer mentions that the Kurds have played all their economic cards at once with that effort showing great promise....hoping at the same time that political victory would follow but that has not materialized at this point....they seem to have much to learn.
That sums up the overnight news Family....have a great day. Randy