[mimirose] My bank story...Went to my local (big 5) bank yesterday to have some trust papers notorized and asked the banker lady if they would be able to do an exchange at that bank when this happens. She said they were informed that there would be an announcement (in bank) and there would be locations set up for us to go to exchange.
Also as we entered the bank there was a new big sign that said they now have a "private client banker at this location". While we were waiting our turn to do our business, one of the bankers asked us if we were being helped. I mentioned the sign to him and he explained they were trying to get back to a more personal way of doing banking.
I said Oh, heck, I thought you were getting ready to do the Iraqi dinar exchange and he grinned all over his face and said Oh, we don't know anything about that. I said Of course you don't and he and I had a good chuckle.
Something is definitely going on and the fact that what the lady banker told me spoke more than she could imagine. VERY EXCITING
donarhedelivers : TA DA...there you have it...Maliki is going to be PM...
Frank26: Like a dead octopus ........
This may stink and suck but it is forward motion of the Parl/ GOI Formation.
Aggiedad77: It is glaringly clear to me that there is NO such thing as an OFFICIAL news source....nada....doesn't exist....IMO....that the Iraqi news media is no better than the US news media....take it all with a grain of salt...yes he did....not he didn't....yes he will....no he won't.....flip a coin and get better more conclusive results.....in fact I am of the opinion that the Iraqi news media is taking lessons from their US brothers.....just a thought. Randy
[.MikeH] 7-23-2014 BGG To review: Parliament has been sworn in. There is a new Parliament, there is a new functioning government. They have taken some positive steps & they may move farther than anyone believes tomorrow [Wednesday] or shortly after.
I believe Maliki had the 100 people nominate themselves for the President of the Republic to somehow game the system and if you have to resort to "game the system" tactics then you are not in very good shape.
They are doing a secret balloting and it is critical to the process. I think this is how they will get rid of Maliki. They don't want anyone being intimidated. I am very encouraged. We are in the waiting mode right now. We are waiting for the President of the Republic & soon after the PM nominations. Once the POR and the PM are seated we should see economic reform and currency reform shortly after.
[dudenocoins] From the Chineese zodiac - pig - Pig is not thought to be smart as dog. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. Thus it usually features laziness and clumsiness.
On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no calculation to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, pigs were once regarded as wealth.
This is why ZAPPY uses pigs in the analogy
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HealthyDoc > EXOGEN July 23, 2014 Stick a fork in it - it's done! Woohoo
Mac July 23, 2014 Stick a fork in it..the budget is done. If this stall is truly about Iraq we should be ready to go!
Vinman July 23, 2014 Looking for budget calculations to be opened before vote for president......Budget tasks completed/done....you can stick a fork in it. Confirmed!
robert July 23, 2014 guys its all going to fall into end of eid festivals so iraqis can have another celebration with there new valued currency 28th,also date ties into un operational rates updating schedule.GO RV
G T July 23, 2014 So the budget is Done & Confirmed!! Next the Announcement of President who then makes the announcement of the PM!!! Let's step on it.....CHOP CHOP!!!
Matt July 23, 2014 Now that the budget is done ... which is amazing they got through two readings and a vote in one day ... of we get the presidents tomorrow settled the question will be if Turki will then pull the trigger ... we may just see this on Friday! ... I believe we should be seeing another piece of the fat man's suit I believe we needed the gloves jacket and his smiling face!
Condor July 23, 2014 Iraq announced on news that they have a new PM but would not devulge his name because they are waiting on US to give them the OK . The RV and PM will be announced at same time. Iraq gets to make the announcement but the US controls the timeline. It's still up to the US to pull the trigger. This could happen at any moment so be ready!
EXOGEN July 23, 2014 at 12:41pm
[preacher53] The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are qualified to be a "professional."
According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong. But many preschoolers got several correct answers!
1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator? Wrong Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the door.
[preacher53] Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.
3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend? Correct Answer: The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. This tests your memory.
OK, even if you didn't answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your abilities.