mike100 : Frank the laws you speak of will be enacted once the GOI is fully complete we wait for the ministers to be announced. Also i am in agreement HCL is a big one and Barzani goes to baghdad next week to resolve it. Kurds are really pushing for hcl/article 40 and i am betting Abadi wants it done and to resolve the diferences ASAP. To me the laws have been dormant due to a lack of stability also these laws i agree with Delta need a NEW international rate in order to be implemented. Of course all IMHO.
Frank26: Hmmm......... My intentions today were to ......... Not Post.
Interesting how the Holy Spirit ........... Works.
DELTA ...... NOVA ....... FRANK26....... ITEAM....... Our 5 other TEAMS .......... All feel the same .......... Just share different Event Horizons.
If I may : Did You ever see the Disney movie ......... "Lady and The Tramp"?
I liken this stage of our dinar investment to the scene where both dogs were at the Italian Restaurant....... Eating spaghetti.
BOTH ........ At the SAME time grabbed on to the SAME thread of ONE SINGLE string of spaghetti ......... WITHOUT even Realizing it.
As they flavored and consumed it at the SAME TIME ......... Their lips got closer to the point where they realized their commonality.
They were SURPRISE to find that they BOTH ......... Had picked the BEST on that plate of so many options.
LOL........ To You KTFA Family ........ Aloha from my Heart that is .......... Yours......
Cole101 FOR MYSELF......I'M STICKING WITH DELTAS COMMENT........WE NEED TO SEE A RATE BEFORE THEY CAN ACTIVATE EVERYTHING......PLUS THE CBI STATED THEY NEED TO SEE CORDINATION WITHIN THE GOI........NOT WE NEED TO SEE LAWS ACTIVATED IN ORDER TO RELEASE A RATE............MY OWN OPINION
Frank26: I LIKE CAPS TOO:
YET THESE LAWS HAVE BEEN PASSED LONG AGO AND SOLELY NEED ACTIVATION VIA AN IR AND ART8.
SO WHO'S WAITING FOR WHO?
LOOK:I already apologized and amended my words from last night's CC. From using the term PASSING LAWS to ACTIVATING the LAWS that were passed this summer and are waiting for an IR to allow them to function within the GOI. Why? Because CBI seems to be ready with the GOI.
Besides .......... NOW You should see what else the GOI has that has been under cover .......... FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take care ..........
DELTA ..... TY Brother.
NOVA ...... BIG WINK !!!
KTFA, Frank..... Family E1's long time friend died last week ..... E1 went to Canada to bury his Friend......... Pray for them please.
Frank26: OK ........ One last post:
Haven't we been waiting 10 years to see a budget in Iraq?
Minus the first 3 years ........ Fighting............ The last SEVEN YEARS have been kept AWAY from our eyes.
Plus this 7 years itch ...... I mean report will bring the LAWS and GOI activities .......... UP TO DATE WITH AN IR (International Rate) NOT A PROGRAM RATE THAT ARTIFICIALLY KEPT THE GOI FUNCTIONING ALL THESE FAKE YEARS.
Take care ....... Of each other....... Aloha oi.
mcdan: Also they are balancing the budget
Frank26: BINGO !!!!!!!!!!!! YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!
LAWS in the GOI BUDGET !!!!!!!!
WATSON ....... I THINK THEY GOT IT MAN !!!!!!!!!!
This OCT 1st gets louder. KTFA, Frank...... OK I'll behave now. Lol
walkingstick » September 17th, 2014, 11:07 am
UPDATE 1-Russia's central bank starts overnight forex swap operations with banks Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:55pm EDT
(Updates with swap details, background)
(Reuters) - The Russian Central Bank said on Tuesday it was starting overnight rouble-dollar swap operations to increase short-term banking sector liquidity.
Several waves of sanctions from the United States and the European Union against Moscow for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis have limited access to foreign capital for Russia's largest banks and key oil companies.
In July, the bank said it was ready to provide liquidity to lenders hit by Western sanctions if they face additional risks.
"These operations are aimed at strengthening the capacity of credit institutions to manage their own short-term currency liquidity, and will be carried out at fixed interest rates," the Central Bank said in a statement.
The Central Bank said the swap operations in their rouble part will carry an interest rate based on the Central Bank's key lending rate, the one-week repo rate, minus 1 percentage point.
This means that for now, the swap rate stands at 7 percent. For the dollar part, the rate is set at an annualised 1.50 percent.
The bank set the overnight swap limit at $1 billion. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Additional reporting by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Tom Heneghan)
walkingstick » September 17th, 2014, 9:31 am
A Few Unknown Facts About Kurdistan
17.09.2014 Mahnaz Ramazan BasNews, Erbil
Currently, talk of Kurdistan’s independency has gone viral and is the main source of debate all around the world.
Kurds have always demanded their right of gaining independence, though not many people were aware of the Kurds or their culture.
Kurdistan is one of the largest nations without a country, alongside Sind in India and Pakistan and Tamil in Sri Lanka.
Kurdistan’s independence did not become a topic of debate until the takeover of the second largest Iraqi city, Mosul by the Islamic State (IS) militants.
Since Kurdistan is still part of Iraq, Kurdish Peshmarga forces have had an essential role in fighting with IS in order to protect Kurdistan and the surrounding areas of Iraq.
Many countries around the world are supporting Kurdistan and its Peshmarga force in fighting with IS. Therefore, the names “Kurd” and “Kurdistan” spread while the topic of independence became visible. Kurds became more passionate about independence, never more apparent than now. Nevertheless, there remain questions about what will happen after Kurdistan gains independence.
Kurdistan has its own culture, traditions and language that separates it from other nations. Here are some facts about Kurdistan that you might not have known before:
Population: Kurds number between 40-50 million people spread across the world, making them 0.7 percent of the world’s population. In every 150 people in the world, one is Kurdish, which makes Kurdistan rank 32nd in the world in regards to population. The population of the great Kurdistan is larger than the population of Argentina, Canada and Poland, and 122 Kurds live in one km2.
There is a huge number of Kurds living outside Kurdistan with estimations coming to as much as 3 million in Istanbul, Turkey; 1 million in Syria, mainly in Aleppo and Damascus; 1.5 million Kurds were forced to flee to Khorasan, Iran; 200 thousand are living in Israel. Russian and the Caucasus are home to 300 thousand Kurds, while two million live in Europe, one million of which are in Germany.
Area: The area of Kurdistan is 409, 650 km2 with the length of 1000 km2 ranking 58th in regards to area in the world. The area of Kurdistan is equal to Germany’s and Japan’s and it’s bigger than Italy, Senegal and Britain. Kurdistan is four times bigger than South Korea and ten times bigger than Switzerland.
Borders: Great Kurdistan shares borders with six countries, which are Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran and Armenia.
Geography: Forests make up 160 000 km2 or 39 percent of Kurdistan’s land. Agri Mountain (also known as Ararat in Kurdish) is the highest peak of Kurdistan with the height of 5,137 meters above sea level.
Water resources: The largest lake in Kurdistan is Van Lake. Van lake is 607 km3 deep which makes it the largest lake in the Middle East and 16th in the whole world.
Language: 40 million people speak Kurdish all around the world. This vast number of speakers ranks the Kurdish language as 26th in the world. The number of Kurdish speakers is greater than Ukrainian speakers.
jdtolle » September 17th, 2014, Sincerely useful
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Seek to be useful, and you’ll find plenty of ways. Choose to make a positive difference, and experience life at its highest, most satisfying level.