Carolyn: Ok it's Saturday…. I'm a little slow...But yesterday we read in several articles the "VOTE" was Monday
Aggiedad77: Hi Carolyn, you aren't going crazy and neither am I.....I made similar comments in my news summaries today....not sure yet what got this pushed up to Sunday....but I say that is great news....provided they can get it voted upon. Aloha Randy
Economic: the finishing touches on the investment law for a vote next Sunday 10/17/2015
Tomorrow Press / Baghdad, confirmed the economic and investment commission member of the parliamentary olive-Dulaimi, said Saturday that the Economic and Financial Committee and First Deputy to the House of Representatives Hammam Hmuda and Chairman of the National Investment Commission put the finishing touches on the investment law for the purpose of voting on it on Sunday. Link
McDan: Can you say black out!
Frank26: Yes ........... but we say to call it a ........... Smoke Screen.
Walkingstick: Parliament prevents the entry of mobile phones that contain cameras
Author: Bian3 on: Saturday 10/17/2015 13:50
News Source: Baghdad
BAGHDAD / WAP / The General Secretariat of the Council of Representatives, Saturday, prevent the entry of mobiles belonging to the staff and employees of the Board and visitors that contain the cameras.
The Secretariat said in the book of services and offices prompt, and informed the news agency Baghdad International / WAP / it, that "prevents the entry of mobile phones belonging to staff and employees of the Board and visitors that contain the cameras to the building of the Council." She added that "this decision is implemented from tomorrow Sunday corresponding to the 18th of October now, "./ ended
ZCountess: A LOT WILL BE COMING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!
I DO NOT BELIEVE IRAQ WANTS TO BE LAST IN THE FINISH LINE MARKED WITH MONEY AND INVESTMENTS FOR THE WINNING COUNTRY.
THE HORSES HAVE LEFT THE GATE ALL ANNOUNCMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.THE RACE IS ON...!
WHAT NUMBER HORSE ? OR WHAT NUMBER DO YOU SEE!
MY BETS HAVE BEEN PLACED ALMOST 12 YEARS AGO! LOL I AM CERTAINLY AWAITING THE RESULTS!
THE GOLD CUP SIT'S ...STILL WHO'S HANDS AND WHAT JOCKEY .ABADI OR ?? WELL YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY!
firefly The AML was the cornerstone of ALL the laws. No wonder the IMF and WB insisted on it being done by Oct. 1st.
No other law would work internationally if the AML wasn't in place. Like I said 4 days ago..."It's coming".
From Recaps Comment Section:
Martha: Beny, we have been invited to the party. Watch and see because come Tuesday the WHOLE WORLD will be able to exchange.
We have to thank the BRICS Alliance and the Dragon family for bringing this to us and the "new" good guys for starting to mend a "sick" world of power hungry, control freaks.
This has become more than a financial investment. It is a world game changer that the man up above is ultimately in control.
Keepthechange2: I actually have been waiting for a market crash, as the signal that our moment has come, so I have been overlooking the any-day-now intel.
I expected the market to crash before the RV, because that would be a strong enough motivation for PTBs to let it happen, because their reputations are at stake or their wealth level would ratchet down somewhat, and the rest of the struggling middle class would make life less comfortable for them.
You see there is no more tricks they can pull out of the bag in a new market crash. Interest rates are at the bottom, so the Fed can't help. How can the administration go into further debt that we are already without tanking the economy further adding to a bigger crash?
We are their only final trump card.
So, bring on the crash. If they want to help a recovery, they would need to lower our taxes as a further stimulus. There aren't too many other options.
Now, the crash could also happen after the RV, because the market can't handle a shock to the system. When they finally figure out the implications that sudden consumer spending means that the Fed will have to finally increase the long awaited interest rate hike, the market will sell off on the news.
This scenario won't be as bad as the first, because eventually the market will stabilize on the longer term news that economic activity is improving.
Of course no one knows how much stimulus we will be supplying and how much interest rates have to go up, and so that is the unknown that the market will have to confront immediately. Uncertainty always favors selling.
No matter which scenario happens, I think that delaying can only make matters worse, because other unknown calamities can happen or economic slowdowns.
All of these things are out of our hands, but in the hands of God. Perhaps naysayers are the reason why God delays. They think they know more than Him.
Earthfirst: Miss Iraq Beauty Pageant to Be Held for 1st Time Since 1972.
by ALEXANDER SMITH
Women are ignoring death threats from religious extremists for a chance to become the first internationally-recognized Miss Iraq in more than four decades.
More than 150 women have applied for the pageant, which organizers say is a chance to "create life in Iraq" and "revive our country" after years of bloodshed and internal chaos.
However, 15 hopefuls have already dropped out of the competition amid a barrage of criticism — and even death threats — from hardliners.
The controversy hasn't been enough to deter contestants such as Shaima Qassem Abdulrahman, a 20-year-old economics student from Kirkuk.
"Our people are badly in need of such cultural activities," the freshman told NBC News. "After all we have been through, we need to do something new that would reform our society."
Like many Iraqis, Abdulrahman has been directly affected by the violence brought to her country by ISIS. . Two of her cousins were members of Iraq's federal police until they were killed while fighting the militants.
Five of her fellow contestants were also forced to find new homes last year after ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul.
Explaining her decision to enter the contest, Abdulrahman said that "such activities can rebuild what has been destroyed."
Iraq has a long history of holding beauty pageants.
In the 1930s, women competed at monthly events including "Miss Baghdad" and"Baghdad's Queen of Beauty," according to an article published in Nina Iraq magazine.
"OUR MESSAGE IS TO SHOW THE WORLD ... THAT WE ARE A CIVILIZED COUNTRY"
Wijdan Burhan al-Deen, who won in 1972, was the last internationally-recognized Miss Iraq. She went on to represent her country at Miss Universe the same year.
Since then, pageants have been held under various monikers but none were in accordance with international standards — a prerequisite for having a shot at Miss Arab and then the global Miss World event.
With a televised final in December, Iraq will follow in the footsteps of other Muslim-majority countries including Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, which are already participants in international pageants.
"In the past I heard that such contests used to be held in Baghdad — I dreamed of being a part of one of these contests," Abdulrahman said.
This year, the organizers hope the contest will offer the chance to show a calmer, more fun-loving side to their troubled country.
"Our message is to show the world that … we are a civilized country," said Humam Al-Obaidi, sales director of the Al-Mada media group which is organizing the competition. "We want to rebuild Iraq again according to modern basis."
Al-Obaidi hopes Miss Iraq could be far more than a beauty pageant; he said he is looking to find an "Iraqi ambassador to the world."
The winner, he said, should be "a woman who is going to carry the message to the world that we love life … She will talk about how great Iraq and Iraqis are, and how Iraqis are struggling to stay alive."
While a beauty contest won't be able to solve the country's security problems, Al-Obaidi said it could give Iraq a much needed PR overhaul, letting the world know that there is more to the country than strife.
"Everybody around the world thinks that Iraq is connected to wars and terrorism," he said. "We are trying to change this picture."
Not everyone agrees.
The backlash saw 15 contestants drop out of the competition, said Iraqi fashion designer Sinan Kamel, who is one of the judges. Reuters reported that least two of these women had received death threats.
More than 150 women have applied for the Miss Iraq pageant. Al-Mada Media Group
"Contestants came from different parts of Iraq and from all religions: Muslims and Christians, Sunnis and Shiites," Kamel said, explaining his frustration at the online and local media attacks. "We do not care what their religions are."
Organizers have made some concessions. Its swimwear round was dropped in favor of the women wearing evening dresses that would "show how perfect the body of the contestant is," according to Kamel.
In fact, this decision has brought Miss Iraq in line with Miss World, which removed the swimwear round from all of its competitions starting this year.
However, Miss Iraq has kept its ban on Muslim headscarves to comply with international regulations.
"We have to stick to these rules," Al-Obaidi explained, adding that he believed extremists would object to the competition whether the winner wore a headscarf or not.
The organizers have also taken precautions to try to protect the entrants. A relative had to accompany every contestant to the interviews in Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil, as well as signing a consent form.
"Therefore, we will put ourselves away from any trouble that could be caused by families if they do not know that their daughters joined the contest," Al-Obaidi said.
Abdulrahman, the 20-year-old contestant, said she had to convince her parents to let her enter after they initially banned her from participating.
Although she has had to keep her involvement quiet among some people in her neighborhood, she said she was "confident that I am doing the right thing for myself."
For her, the contest is far more significant than most beauty pageants; it could be a crucial part of modernizing Iraq.
"Miss Iraq could enlighten the thinking of Iraqis, especially those who live a life of hundreds of years ago, who do not want to witness a life that is developed and improved," she said.
"We are a conservative Muslim country — we respect this," Abdulrahman added. "At the same time, we are a country of a great history and culture … It is true that we live in a conservative Muslim country, but not a backward one."