Aug 202014
 
(Thank You George For Sending To Recaps)

UU8534 -  “ Announcement – Next Monday”

Hi Everyone,

I come to you today to give you a recent update on the election process and how this relates towards the international rollout of the IQD for Iraq.

Note: If you have not read my previous news letter from Monday 8/18, I encourage you to first read it (LINK). Today’s news letter, as in all my news letters, is a continuation of the ongoing saga of the IQD RV process.

Today’s News

Today is Wednesday 08/20 and all the news still looks very encouraging that next week’s window of  8/25 – 8/31 is shaping up to be an excellent window to hear of the announcement of the completed government of Iraq.

I will add that no one really knows a date of the RV we can only speculate from the information we receive. But I have been informed it will coincide closely to the announcement of the new government.

On Monday I sent out some news referring to a high possibility that we would hear of an announcement of a fully formed Iraq government within a few weeks. This is proving still to be the case.

So on Tuesday my source in Iraq revealed that Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi has stated once again he plans to  present his new government  (cabinet) to parliament on Monday 8/25, after much  progress in the political negotiations to form his new council of ministers.

The new president Fuad Masum and the USA government had stressed days ago the need to form the next government quickly according to the specified constitutional ceiling and it looks like all efforts are being made to comply.

Remember that the prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, announced last week, he would reject any candidate of the political blocs for ministerial positions, unless a competent, integrity and good experience, as well as a program that will manage him and his ministry. ”

Committees were put together from each of the blocs to research and submit possible candidates. This system seems to have sped up the process for this election year and so we will probably see the ministers very soon.

According to my political sources in Iraq, the intention was to reduce the government of Iraq and make it home to about 20-25 ministers instead of 35 as in the current government.

Also the fight against financial and administrative corruption is and must be a priority for the new government, and the sheer size of the rampant corruption in the government is taking longer than expected to correct.

This corruption is hampering any progress of finding appropriate candidates for the security ministry. This was the major bottleneck but should be resolved this week. A few good candidates are now being considered.

I have also heard officially about full amnesty being given to many of the political prisoners, since, if you recall these are the political rivals of Maliki as he convinced the USA to lock them in prison as terrorist.

This too has given him the edge over these years especially in the 2010 election since his main competition had been removed. These leaders are now being released and will be used in this new government.

I think this governmental cleanup was all a wakeup call for all the politicians and is way overdue. It is like starting with a clean slate and moving forward. I like it ! It shows us that they are now serious to get down to business in running their government. All very good signs for us.

Recent CBI News

Seems whenever there is a high probability that the currency reform project could get kick started once again, the CBI makes an announcement. So once again they have come out with a statement this week saying “likely that the coming weeks will see an improvement over the value of the dinar against the dollar, and this will enhance the confidence of the world with it”.

The Finance Committee also has confirmed early this week that 2014 will see the deletion of zeros from the Iraqi currency, are described: The deletion of the zeros will be in coordination with the Central Bank.

Nori Al-Maliki News

Some of you are still emailing me about the outgoing prime minister Nori Al-Maliki and wondering why he is still in the news since he is supposedly gone. I will answer this rather firmly because you still do not listen to me when I tell you. Read my lips if you don’t understand English.

STOP READING ALL THE GARBAGE OUT THERE !

Maliki is still the provisional prime minister until the new government is formed, ratified by parliament and announced. He still has a council of ministers and continues to keep the government running.

Someone has to do it. Who else is going to do it? Abadi is only the designate prime minister until his council is formed and seated. Abadi is way to busy putting together the government now than to be running it. The election process is set up to function this way.

It is debatable as to how good of a job Maliki is doing but that is the process. He has already moved out of his residence and his office that was provided to him by the government. He is now under 24/7 guard due to a recent (factual) assassination attempt he made on Abate’s life (the designate PM) and an attempt that was made on his life by one of his bodyguards.

Talks of him leaving the country may be factual but he comes back just as you would after a visit to someone you know. He is an opium addict and a drug dealer. I imagine he goes somewhere for a fix. He still has freedom of movement but is being watched and guarded.

He will stand trial for his crimes there is no doubt about that. His crimes are just too horrendous and heinous to overlook. He will be used as an example for the rest of the world to witness when the time comes.

The negative impacts on Iraq and the delaying of the 5 year reconstruction plan by 8 years is just too great to overlook. We are talking about one man delaying global progress. Yes – one man did all this! We should have had the RV, been to the banks and built our new homes by now. Iraq should already have HCL and this great prosperity just around the corner.

Do you really understand the negative impact this man has had?  The trust and potential for greatness he floundered and carelessly threw away! Countless lives lost. Who do we blame for this?

I do not want to blame anyone since you can’t predict how people will behave but I will say helping to seat this man as prime minister and supporting (backing him up) throughout the entire 8 years has been a major blunder on the part of the USA.

Especially in 2012, when president Talibani, Allawi and Sadr stcvked the deck in their favor and pleaded with the USA to drop all support of him and let them get rid of him.

You can do the research yourself on this man. I have talked about him in many of my past news letters. Please go back and re-read them.

Funny how we have short memories and some of us are determined to stick by this man no matter what. I will just say one final comment about Nori Al-Maliki. If the devil himself was ever in the flesh this would be him.

Summary

So today’s news is all very, very good news. Nothing but very good news to report.

What can we expect next?

So the clock is still ticking once again and the new PM now has just 21 days (about 3 weeks) remaining to make the announcement of his fully formed new government to the world. We all expected to hear of the announcement this weekend or even later this week  but it did not happen so far.

We now know why. Once Abadi began his work on putting together the new government he discovered that the effort was much more than anticipated and there was much more “house cleaning” needed from the old administration. Currently too I am hearing a major obstacle with the selection of the new Security minister. This is now being resolved and a candidate should be selected by the end of the week.

Abadi is optimistic that the new government will be formed by end of this week and early new week plans to make the formal announcement to the world.

Then when can we expect the RV?

All I will say is what I have been saying all along. Since the prime minister is now selected (the third of the three presidents) we wait for his council (or cabinet) to be fully formed and a formal announcement to the public that the Iraq government is now fully formed. Many of you asked me if a formal, public announcement is necessary and the answer is a big fat YES.

I do whole heartedly believe that the RV rollout will be completed just prior to or just after this announcement. We are once again in a very sweet spot to see the RV see something significant happen early next week. Be patient it is coming.

I want to emphasize once again this final announcement of the IQD going international will not happen until the USA feels the Iraq government is stable, non-sectarian and is a functional government.

This is has been the plan all along. They may have wavered a bit on how the plan was implemented but the overall plan guidelines have not changed.

Peace and Luv To Ya All,    Mnt Goat

 Posted by at 7:12 pm
Aug 202014
 

paradoxman316

Published on Aug 20, 2014

Aristo continues this week with the topic of creating our reality. He says the popular New Age concept of the Law of Attraction is not really a law and it does not involve attraction. It is a natural phenomenon, or more precisely, an event. In fact, he says all manifestation is an event, not a thing; a verb, not a noun. Our thoughts and emotions together create a resonance, which forms patterns. As we review events in our lives and in the world around us, it is important to look for patterns and to make whatever changes we can to those patterns. We need to know what we want if we are to manifest our heart’s desires. As always, Aristo challenges us to rethink concepts that are fed to us in our culture. Half truths, he says, are worse than total lies…. While the video starts out fairly clear, for some reason interference seems to increase as it continues. We do the best we can.

 Posted by at 7:09 pm
Aug 202014
 
Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings - use these items from around your home and yard to reduce pain, swelling and itching from bug bites and stings.

Clockwise from top left: Plantain, honey and Epsom salt, lavender EO and onion for onion poultice.

It’s that time of year again! Along with fun in the sun, one often ends up dealing with insect bites and stings form mosquitoes, bees, wasps, spiders and all things creepy crawly.  Just this past weekend, I accidentally grabbed a yellowjacket while moving plant trays around in my cold frame.  I never even saw the critter, as it was hiding under the lip of a plant tray, but within a fraction of a second I had pounding, stabbing pain shooting through my fingertip.  I scooted over to the garden to grab some plant medicine, and went inside to lick my wounds and share the “fun” with the folks on the Common Sense Homesteading Facebook page.  So many people chimed in with their own home remedies for bug bites and stings that I decided to put together a post to share them all, plus some tips of my own.

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #1 – Ice and Benedryl (diphenhydramine)

Note:  I recommend using this remedy in combination with any of the others.

Susan B. says, “First, you have a lot of nerves and some pretty good blood pressure dedicated to your fingers. Try elevating your hand with your hand wrapped around an ice pack (just icing the finger probably won’t help and may actually make it feel worse… ice pack in hand works better). I am allergic. I ALWAYS take Benedryl (diphenhydramine) if stung by anything. But even if you aren’t, it will reduce the histamine reaction caused by the sting and it will help with the pain and swelling.”

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #2 – Plantain (Plantago major)

Common Plantain and narrowleaf plantain are excellent for soothing bites and stings of all sorts.  Simply find a leaf, chew it up (or otherwise mash it to release the juices), and apply it to the affected area.  Alternatively, you can infuse the leaves in oil and use the oil for treating larger areas, or make it into a salve for portability.  I used fresh plantain leaf on my yellowjacket sting, and I’ve used the infused oil on my backside when it got covered in mosquito bites.  I keep a small container of the salve in my purse.

bcartIf you don’t have plantain growing wild in your area, you can order seeds from Mountain Rose Herbs and other vendors.

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #3 – Essential Oils

Laurie G. says, “Lavender EO is the best! No pain, no itch. After owning a lavender/herb farm, yellow jacket stings happened frequently! Put one drop on bee/’mosquito or any other bite or burn.”  Modern Essentials:  A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils also suggests the use of basil, clove, tea tree and lemon essential oils as topical treatments for insect bites and stings, and as deterrents to bug bites when diffused in a carrier oil and applied to the skin.

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #4 – Ammonia

Bobby L. says, “Plain old unscented ammonia. It’s the best sting reliever in the world!”  Patricia W.  agrees.  “Get some ammonia on it ASAP. It will negate the venom.  Even Windex with ammonia will do in a pinch.”

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #5 – Sugar

Rhiannon M. shared, “My daughter was stung on her foot while we were camping. Another camper brought her a damp paper towel with a mushed up sugar cube on it and that took the sting away as soon as it was applied. After holding it on for about 10 minutes she could take it off and there was no sting. A few weeks later I was stung and tried the same thing, worked like a charm.”

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #6 – Copper Pennies

Missi Z. recommends, “Put a copper penny on it. Worked for me, and I’m allergic.”

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #7 – Baking Soda

Lisa G. says, “Make a paste of baking soda and water. It will draw out the poison and take away the pain.”

Jo S.  remembers, “I got stung by one in elementary school. It was “hat day” so of course the little bugger got up under my hat. Never cried so hard in my life, it hurt like hell! I do hear that baking soda will ease the pain.”

 

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Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #8 – Activated Charcoal

Hilary S. commented,  “Activated charcoal works wonders!”  CharcoalRemedies.com has a whole page of testimonials from people who have successfully used charcoal to treat stings from hornets, yellowjackets and honey bees, such as this one:

“My oldest daughter got into a wasps nest and had over 35 stings on her legs, by the time I got her home (5 to 10 minute trip) her legs had swelled and welts had formed all over her legs, she couldn’t walk. We slathered her down with a charcoal paste out in the sun and let it dry, and then rinsed it and slathered her down again, after the second time when we rinsed her legs off there was no swelling and no welts could be seen.”
Marianne, 6/06

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #9 – Meat Tenderizer

Pamela S. agreed that getting stung on your fingers was a bad idea, and getting stung other places didn’t feel any better.  “Another tip…while bending over weeding or pruning always keep an eye on your rear end…OUCH! If by chance you have meat tenderizer…make a paste with a little water a apply and hold on. It neutralizes the venom.”

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #10 – Onion Poultice

Gardenhappy Gardenhappyacres suggests, “Onion poultice – the pain gone the minute it touches the sting area!”

To make an onion poultice, chop your onion finely and cook with a little water until tender (not brown).  Wrap warm onion in cheesecloth, medical wrap or flour sack towel and apply to affected area.

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #11 – Epsom Salts and Honey

Liz M. shares her favorite remedy for sting:  “Pulverize Epsom salts and honey together to make a thick paste.  Rub it on and leave it. When it wears off, repeat as needed until the swelling goes down.”

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #12 – Tobacco Dip

John S.mentions, “We always used tobacco dip to pull out the sting. ”  The folks on the Georgia Outdoor News Forum concur, citing the use of tobacco juice and wet tobacco on bites and stings to take away the itch and burn.

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #13 – Aspirin

Starla on MyHomeRemedies.com recommends mixing a crushed aspirin with enough water to form a paste and applying it to the sting or bite to reduce pain and swelling.

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #14 – Mud

Lin from Yellow Springs, Ohio recommends mud on Earth Clinic: “Mud has cured my family’s external bee stings for over 35 years. Wherever you are, there is mud, all you need is a little water. Just make a paste and slap it on. I’ve used it for a one year old baby whose piercing screams stopped within seconds, for a panicked customer in a store to our dog’s paw just yesterday. The mud does it all, draws out the stinger and the poison – fast. Leave on from 2-20 min. Rinse off, then wash with soap and water. Relax and have a glass of water.”

Home Remedy for Bug Bites and Stings #15 – Raw Potato

From Auntie Maime on the Common Sense Homesteading Facebook page: “Many, many moons ago, when I was a girl, we had an apple tree that we were able to share with an Amish family. While helping them pick, I was stung by a couple of yellow jackets. The young mother saw and told me to quickly get a potato, cut it, and hold it on the stings. It worked! Takes the pain out and holds down the swelling. Used it ever since if tobacco and baking soda were not handy. Used it just a month ago for a wasp sting.”

With all these options, you should be able to come up with a quick fix for bites and strings wherever you are.  Which remedy do you prefer, and are there ones that I have missed?  Let me know, and don’t forget to Pin, Share or otherwise pass along this post.  Thank you!

Source:  http://commonsensehome.com/home-remedies-for-bug-bites-and-stings/

 Posted by at 6:18 pm
Aug 202014
 

Bix Weir

In my streak of interviews I had a fun face-to-face interview with Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog. You can find that interview here:

Bix Weir: Financial Crash Coming, War with Russia-China to Protect US Dollar, Ferguson Police Action

From Greg:

The latest is called “Another 2008 Around the Corner-Bix Weir.” Financial writer and analyst Bix Weir says what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri, is more than just a police action gone deadly. Weir says, “There is definitely discontent out there. The press covers so many things up, and the government gives us so many lies on statistics, such as unemployment, about GDP, and you name it, they lie about it. There is so much bubbling up under the surface, and I do think this is the beginning of something much bigger. . . .I see another 2008 coming right around the corner.” Weir goes on to say, “. As soon as Russia and China start following through with these deals already announced and trading oil for other things, you are going to start seeing the collapse of the dollar which will trigger the derivative bomb.”

How long can they keep this game going? Weir contends, “It’s almost exactly like the “Wizard of Oz” and the little man behind the curtain. He’s sitting in the basement of the U.S. Treasury and New York Fed orchestrating all these players to do what they are supposed to do. They get all the banks to rig every market to make sure the system stays together. It’s hit a point now that it’s so big and so unwieldy that they want it to crash so we can move on to something else. . . . If all the debt is gone, then all the electronic assets will be gone too because the debt is somebody’s asset, and it is usually the bankers that claim that. This whole system will shut down. They have been ready to go back to some sort of gold backed system. This will be the biggest thing to happen in human history.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Bix Weir of RoadToRoota.com. Here’s the link: http://usawatchdog.com/bix-weir-coming-financial-crash/ Thank you for considering linking to or embedding this post. 
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Spread this around the internet if you have the time between stocking up on silver and dried food!!

May the Road you choose be the Right Road

Bix Weir

www.RoadtoRoota.com

http://www.roadtoroota.com/public/1432.cfm

 Posted by at 6:05 pm
Aug 202014
 

By the way, this kid is freaking awesome!!! /dt

 Posted by at 11:51 am
Aug 202014
 

By Greg Hunter On August 20, 2014

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Financial writer and analyst Bix Weir says what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri, is more than just a police action gone deadly.  Weir says, “There is definitely discontent out there.  The press covers so many things up, and the government gives us so many lies on statistics, such as unemployment, about GDP, and you name it, they lie about it.  There is so much bubbling up under the surface, and I do think this is the beginning of something much bigger. . . .I see another 2008 coming right around the corner. . . . The majority of Americans are not doing well. . . .The 99% are saying something is wrong here.  Something is off, and as soon as there is another hiccup with the economy, with more bank fraud, you are going to see a big uprising throughout the United States.” 

So, where does Weir think we are in this downward spiral?  Weir contends, “There are a hundred things right now that could tip us over a cliff.  One of the big ones is the U.S. dollar.  You got China, Russia, the BRICS countries are basically abandoning the U.S. dollar.  They are starting to trade oil in other currencies.  Oil is the largest commodity traded on earth in terms of dollar volume.  That’s why the U.S. requires the world to buy and sell oil in U.S. dollars because all those dollars need a place to go.  It’s the petrodollar, as they call it, and people are backing off of that.  That’s why we went after Saddam Hussein.  He was going to sell oil in something other than the U.S. dollar and we invaded.  It’s all about protecting the un- backed fiat currency.  It’s all about rigging the markets and keeping that dollar safe.  As soon as Russia and China start following through with these deals already announced and trading oil for other things, you are going to start seeing the collapse of the dollar which will trigger the derivative bomb.” 

So, do we have war with Russia and China to protect the U.S. dollar?  Weir says, “That’s usually what happens.  As soon as the economy starts to wobble, the bankers see no way out, and they’ll start a war. . . . They are pushing for war because it has always been their get-out-of-jail free card.”

On the coming financial crash, Weir says, “The crash will start in the derivative market.  The derivative market is a multi-quadrillion dollar market.  It is so big it is beyond comprehension.  The banks that play in derivatives are the large holders of everybody’s money.  The banks that play in this market have been charged with controlling the system for all these years.  When this derivative thing melts down, just like 2008, we were a half an hour from all banks shutting down because they are all inter-related. . . .  It has to do with the snowball effect that they are trying to hold off.  So, yes I do think we are looking at global crash of the monetary system.  What day it will happen, I don’t know, but it already started in 2008. . . . I think they are going to let them crash next time.”

How long can they keep this game going?  Weir contends, “It’s almost exactly like the “Wizard of Oz” and the little man behind the curtain.  He’s sitting in the basement of the U.S. Treasury and New York Fed orchestrating all these players to do what they are supposed to do.  They get all the banks to rig every market to make sure the system stays together.  It’s hit a point now that it’s so big and so unwieldy that they want it to crash so we can move on to something else.”  Weir goes on to say, “There are two groups that want it to crash.  The bankers, because they know they are in trouble because of so many misdeeds.   They want it to crash so they can say who could have helped this.  The whole world crashed, it wasn’t our fault.   Then, there are people in the United States that would love the system to crash because when the system crashes and the dollar crashes, all debt goes away.  All electronic debt and all mortgage debt will be wiped out because these bankers will be bankrupt.  All debt will be gone because that is the biggest problem right now. . . . If all the debt is gone, then all the electronic assets will be gone too because the debt is somebody’s asset, and it is usually the bankers that claim that.  This whole system will shut down.  They have been ready to go back to some sort of gold backed system.  This will be the biggest thing to happen in human history.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Bix Weir of RoadToRoota.com. 

(There is much more in the video interview.)

After the Interview:
Bix Weir says his site, RoadToRoota.com, is part free and part pay.  On the free side, you can get email updates and some free articles.  On the pay side, you have access to the entire site’s content and to the two fresh articles every week that Bix Weir writes.  Weir charges $199 per year for the paid side of the site.  Click here for his signup page for the paid side of RoadToRoota.com.  One final note, Weir predicts by the end of this year (2014), gold will be at $10,000 per ounce and silver will be at $100 per ounce.

Source:  http://usawatchdog.com/bix-weir-coming-financial-crash/

 Posted by at 11:36 am
Aug 202014
 

The Main Street News today is doing a wholesale sales act to convince us that ISIS is the new and improved Boogy Man that is coming to America to decapitate us. We are told that they are in Libya right now and we can get them there to save ourselves.

Here is what appears to be happening. For several days now, it appears that the U.S. may be bombing Libya in order to prop up that falling puppet government to remain loyal to the Banksters. Now the U.S. is preparing the sheeple here for the announcement that we are again at war in Libya. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the U.S. appears to be preparing to bomb Syria so that we can get into Iran. The U.S. is still trying desperately to redivide the Middle East and control all of it’s resources, thus propping up the Petro-Dollar. So we are still in the same danger of a nuclear war with Russia if our aggression continues there.

Meanwhile, back home, I will be on the lookout for four Arabs running and jumping into the back of a blue Toyota pick-up, as shown on national news a thousand times, driving through my neighborhood. The last time I lost my head was the night I met my wife.

Source:  http://src-fla.us/index.php/news2e629/80-rant/329-blue-toyota-pick-up

 Posted by at 11:20 am
Aug 202014
 

August 18th, 2014

by PETER SCHIFF

Jim Rickards, author of The Death of Money, was interviewed on RT. Jim checks off a daunting list of countries around the world experiencing economic difficulties and offers analysis of what is really going on.

What’s happening in Germany is happening all over the world. Germany’s economy contracted… Italy’s already contracted. France has two quarters in a row of zero GDP. The United States in the first half [of 2014]… did not even grow 1%… China is slowing down, and of course, Japan fell off a cliff. If you look around the world, it looks like we’re going into a global recession, except I would say this is a continuation of a global depression that began in 2007… This is not a normal recovery, not a normal business cycle…



Source:  http://investmentwatchblog.com/peter-schiff-the-global-economy-is-in-a-depression-whats-happening-in-germany-is-happening-all-over-the-world/#1X8x4AiboPdrLRxV.99

 Posted by at 10:58 am
Aug 202014
 

Fabian4Liberty

Published on Aug 19, 2014

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 Posted by at 10:51 am