gfulcher66 : IMO we need to see the price of oil stabilize for a rate and for iraq to show that they can stabilize the region with nato iran etc so the shipping of their oil and other exports is secure. This could happen in 2014 but ....
Frank26: IMO Sir ........ They ran out of 2014 in October of 2014. IMO ...... 2015.
Aggiedad77: More news from PM Abadi....warning this post might get lengthy. Overall, Abadi and his efforts through the government continue to show strong support for the poor and underprivileged, while striving to achieve something close to social equality.....meanwhile they continue to fight strongly and cooperatively as a country against terrorism....something that just six short months ago wasn't happening...wasn't even been dreamed of at the time. (See Article Below)
Abadi is a man at war.....maybe more like a man-of-war.....fighting the tough battle on many fronts that include poverty, terrorism, corruption and greed, infidels within his own political party....all the while he has had to prove who he was...the new leader in town, the sheriff who has the responsibility to clean up the streets, and shut down the brothels and card sharks, meanwhile being vigilant for snakes roaming loose in the grass....especially the most venomous types....those that lost their jobs while he rose in power.
He has made inroads where there has only been failure in the past....this has created cavernous voids between him and certain former leaders....he isn't afraid to attack one of Iraq's greatest problems that was allowed for at least 8 years to run rampant....that of corruption and no integrity....upon this filth Abadi built his political platform and from that platform he has not only made promises but has proven to be a man of his word, firing vast numbers of military leaders who's previous records were less than stellar, routed out 50,000 military salaries being paid to individuals who didn't exist.....he's making strides to rid the banking sector of bad apples.
Abadi has shown compassion for health and welfare programs to benefit Iraqis in need.....at a time when for many that would be the furtherest thing from their mind. He has proven to be a leader capable of operating on many fronts simultaneously.
He chooses his battles wisely, he manages to win people over to his side with his honesty and proven "follow-through" accountability. He leads by example and expects his ministers to do the same...thus far they have proven that he is a good judge of character and that he has made wise choices in them. I find it incredible at how well Abadi and staff are meeting fire with fire when necessary and at the same time they know when compassion is best served.
This is all refreshing from what we've witnessed from Iraq in the past 8 years....and I only look forward to days and weeks of great accomplishments from them in the near term. Aloha Randy
walkongstick :Abadi: Some impose war to plunder the wealth
Iraqi Human Development Report adds two paragraphs of his UN
BAGHDAD Ahmed Abed Rabbo Alaa al-Tai
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stressed the need to move towards supporting the poorer classes and to achieve societal equality, in parallel with the work to eradicate terrorism.
The Prime Minister said, during his speech at the launch of the Human Development Report of the Conference 2014, on Wednesday, in the presence of the "morning": "The government is struggling to try to reach an effective budget quickly for approval in the House of Representatives," suggesting "the existence of the lost wealth of the country and trying to grab them unfairly."
He called on political leaders to the direction of the layers most community vulnerable and nurtured to achieve the development and exploitation of the potential of youth despite going through the country from the challenges of terrorism and corruption.
He noted Abadi, that "some have to impose civil war and wasted wealth and seized after 2003 contributed significantly to the loss of young people and their aspirations opportunities," pointing out that " increase state revenues is not necessarily a measure of the welfare of the community, because the increase in some cases lead to a widening gap between the classes and segments of society and thus become a disaster for the community. "
He added: "From this point comes development which is developing a methodology for the distribution of wealth in a just society groups," noting "The wealth is, however, a small number of community and this fatal error must be avoided in order to achieve development."
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The Iraqi government launched a collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme National Human Development Report 2014 under the title "youth development and their challenges and opportunities available to them in the future, "which is displayed in Mtbuniath evidence and statistical indicators of human development and are usually described according to the standards-based and is based on the UN methodology, as has been in Iraq, in addition manuals along with traditional evidence published in the United Nations Development Programme, one for poverty multi-dimensional, and the other with the development of young people , reflecting significantly between provinces by and between young men and women on the other.
The Prime Minister emphasized Haider al-Abadi, during his speech at the conference, in the presence of the "morning" on the need to move towards supporting the poor and the achievement of equality, in parallel with the work to eradicate terrorism, stressing that the government struggling to reach an effective budget quickly for approval in the House of Representatives.
He said Iraq is facing many challenges, the first of terrorism and military operations taking place in some areas, and the rebuilding and reconstruction of the affected areas, added to the budget of a decline in oil prices challenges to significant levels, against the aspiration of the government to achieve human development in all joints.
Ebadi said: "Some have imposed on us a kind of civil war and internal violence and waste of wealth differences and rivalries dishonest," pointing to "the existence of attempts to capture it unfairly."
He noted the prime minister that increased wealth in the country for the benefit of certain categories may increase the difference of class society, noting that from this perspective comes Development which is developing a methodology for the distribution of wealth equitably among community groups, criticizing the infinite wealth far, however, few of the community, they returned it, "a grave mistake must be avoided."
From For his part, said the National Coordinator for Human Development, the Director of the Office of the Prime Minister, Mahdi Keywords "morning", said the Human Development Report 2014 highlighted the most important factors that provide real opportunities for young people, such as encouraging the private sector and support the investment process in all its aspects, with the provision of guarantees and privileges true for workers in the private sector similar to that enjoyed by workers in the public sector equally, believing that this would reduce the unemployment rate significantly and gradually eliminate poverty in the country.
He added that the report dealt extensively to measure the level of development among young people because they make up a quarter Iraq's population, with an indication of the difference between males and females, noting the existence of a decline in secondary enrollment rates in females compared to males, also touched on the development situation in the health and education sectors and sector income and focus on the challenges facing human development to reach the goals.
In the same vein, the spokesman stressed on behalf of the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi, "morning", said the human development developmental approach to ensure access to the overall objectives of development in accordance with the vision of achieving higher levels of well-being of society and development capabilities and expand freedoms, noting that the recommendations called for by the report included three axes, the most important aspect Economic as text on reducing poverty and increasing economic growth outside of crude oil with the revitalization of the private sector and reduce state intervention in the economy with the expansion of the partnership between the public and private sectors.
He noted that the report also stressed that securing a comprehensive health system and concern for the family with education reform through the development of policy reform include various levels and components of the educational process and the adoption of the production and dissemination system knowledge in addition to strengthening the participation of young people in the culture of peace and security with the deployment of a culture of citizenship and strengthen the role of civil society.
For his part, said a member of the management team and coordinated the preparation of the program Hossam Hassoun "morning", said the ceremony the launch of the conference proceeds continuous and integrated from the year 2008 efforts where he witnessed the launch of the first report of the development in Iraq, which has succeeded in stirring controversy over development policies, followed by the 2014 report on youth and their role in society.
and between Hassoun, said the young people in Iraq, representing 28 percent of the total population and thus understand the energy must benefit from them, adding that the report was prepared on the basis of joint workshops in different governorates of Iraq down to the far regions and villages to collect the views of young people as samples from all regions of Iraq. He said the importance of the report is that it creates a real study of decision-makers and the notation on the imbalance in the community, hoping that it would be providing opportunities for young people and diagnose bugs and finding treatments for the advancement of the major energy sources across the correct policy priorities towards enabling this category and expand the opportunities for them and provide protection from risks which they are exposed because of the social and economic situation is stable.
In addition, Prime Minister stressed that "the challenge facing Iraq is not on the military and security level, but beyond the political, social and intellectual level."
A statement of the Prime Minister's Office, received a "morning," a copy of it , for Abadi said in a speech while attending the release of the book "Najaf gate wisdom" of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization "UNESCO" organization, ceremony that "the terrorist threat barbaric threatens not only Iraq, but the region and the world."
promised Abadi said the celebration of the day in Najaf from Through this book is a response to a terrorist attack against the Iraq, noting that "the serious challenge facing does not stop at the military and security level, but beyond the political, social and intellectual level", praising the parking of Najaf and its authority in general this attack, and expressed confidence in the ability of Iraqis to Generally these challenges and achieve the victory stand.
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Johnnie just came home from the hospital --- again!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I have been absent for the last 2 days due to a stay in the hospital for heart problems - Fluid in the lungs.
While I was planning to go all natural with herbs and arteries flow enhancers but due to the nature of my weak heart, I decided to with Triple Bypass Operation next month.
I just arrived home and going through all my correspondence. Postings will be showing up later this evening.
GOD Bless You All, John MacHaffie
About the Poofness midweek update...
Date: Wednesday, 17-Dec-2014
Hi, Folks - Word just in from Susan, mid-week update will not be out until sometime Thursday evening.
DC [via Adept1] ...in Iraq, there are lots of things scrolling on news reports, saying that Iraq will have the biggest economic reform since 2003, and it specifically says that falling oil prices will not affect this. It will happen in the next few days; they will bring out the budget and complete economic reforms.
They are anticipating this at any moment there...Security is ramped up at the CBI; banks have been training since Monday.
They were told to be ready at any time from now for the next couple of days, coordinated with the CBI, the PM, and international teams...they are saying in the bank and CBI meetings that “the US has given the green light” and that “they have freed all constraints” because Iraq has “completed all marks”.
There have been last minute changes to the rollout plan... is what we understand right now. This IS subject to change – everyone remain flexible.
Right now, they have planned this: let’s say Iraq goes tomorrow or Friday. The US would then put the word out very discreetly at the banks and through a few dinar gurus. We will send out the 800 numbers for the banks...
We are in high alert, everyone is there, and Iraqi television is still scrolling that they are expecting this now. Everyone has been given the green light on both sides of the pond.
They are in agreement and I’m pretty excited and you should be, too.