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Elmerf123456:  Okie got released from Hospital today. Feeling better and has 2/3 weeks therapy…. Okie is strong and glad to be home. Pain is tough and he’s a fighter I tell you.
Elmerf123456: IKO was right!!!! Iran: First Post-Sanctions Crude Shipments Set Sail January 27, 2016 | 11:33 GMT Iran’s first shipments of crude oil since the lifting of sanctions two weeks ago departed from the country’s main oil terminal for Japan and China on Jan. 27, an unnamed Iranian Oil Ministry official said, Kyodo reported. Each of the tankers is carrying around 2 million barrels of crude, which is worth about $66 million, according to a source in the ministry.
Elmerf12345: . DC always said it would start in Singapore. We wait to validate.
Watchbandit:  So is it confirmed about Singapore?

Elmerf123456:  I don’t have that but I know IKO and others are tracking that info down.
Folks things do look great as they have before. We stay grounded and see what pops out. We are experts by now.
Watchbandit:  Can someone enlighten me as to the talk about Reno. What does that have to do with anything. Just asking a question.
Elmer123456:  Reno is where the whales go and the Admiral.
GMA:  Iraq is currently 1/10 of a penny. News is Irans lowest rate shall start $1.00 or higher. That should and will trigger Iraq at the same time but I believe in the $3.– range!!
Elmerf123456:  Truth is the rates will be higher but I don’t want to cause any excitement.
Elmerf123456:  I will just say the fiction road is at an end and the reality road is here. Have fun. I will be back…, never left you really!
SassyD:  Germany Has Repatriated Over 366 Tonnes Of Gold From New York And Pari​s — 01/27/2016 20:47 —​366-tonnes-gold-new-york-and-paris
SassyD:  Stock market slump making execs ex-billionaires… — 25 Jan 2016 —​x-billionaires/
Yvondiva:  Lagarde announces rollout of 2010 IMF reforms:
XYZ:  URGENT: Total curfew imposed in Baghdadi area in search of ISIS suicid​e bombers ​ ghdadi-in-search-of-isis-suicide-bombers/? ​m=twitter
GoodTimes: Breaking News!!! 2010 IMF Reset Reforms now Activated
Gstealth7:  Historic Reforms Double Quota Resources and Enhance Voice of Emerging and Developing Economies IMF Survey
Historic Reforms Double Quota Resources and Enhance Voice of Emerging and Developing Economies
IMF Survey    January 27, 2016
Quota and governance reforms agreed in 2010 are approved
Package strengthens influence of emerging markets
Approval paves the way for 15th review
The 2010 IMF quota and governance reforms that took effect yesterday will strengthen the voice and representation of emerging and developing economies in the institution; reinforce the legitimacy of its decision-making process; and equip it with more permanent resources to better respond to future crises.
“I commend our members for ratifying these truly historic reforms,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said. She noted that a more representative, modern IMF will ensure that the institution is able to better meet the needs of its members in a rapidly changing global environment.
“Today marks a crucial step forward and it is not the end of change as our efforts to strengthen the IMF’s governance will continue,” Lagarde added.
Significance of quota and governance reforms
This historic change marks an important step forward for the IMF.
First, the reforms significantly increase the IMF’s quota resources and its ability to respond to crises more effectively. The combined quotas (or the capital countries contribute) of the IMF’s 188 members will increase to a combined SDR 477 billion (about US$659 billion) from about SDR 238.5 billion (about US$329 billion).
Second, they also improve the Fund’s governance by better reflecting the increasing role of dynamic emerging and developing countries in the global economy. More than 6 percent of quota shares will shift to dynamic emerging market and developing countries and also from over-represented to under-represented IMF members. As a consequence, four emerging market countries (Brazil, China, India, and Russia) will be among the 10 largest members of the IMF. Other top 10 members include the United States, Japan, and the four largest European countries (France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom).
The 2010 agreement will also enhance the effectiveness of IMF’s decision-making, including in its 24-member Executive Board. For the first time, the IMF’s Board will consist entirely of elected Executive Directors, ending the category of appointed Executive Directors (currently the members with the five largest quotas appoint an Executive Director).
The category of appointed Executive Directors (currently the members with the five largest quotas appoint an Executive Director) will cease to exist. At the same time, the quota shares and voting power of the IMF’s poorest member countries will be protected. Moreover, advanced European countries have committed to reduce their combined Board representation by two chairs by the next regular election of Executive Directors that will take place this fall.
Next Steps
These reforms reflect major shifts in the global economy. The 2010 reforms—which built on reform steps in 2008 and followed extensive consultations involving member governments and outside stakeholders—take into account the changing realities of the global economy, and notably the growing weight and role of dynamic emerging and developing economies.
The ratification of the 2010 reforms also clears the way for the Fund to begin the 15th review of its quotas. The 15th review will provide an opportunity to discuss the size and composition of IMF resources and the distribution of quota shares among the Fund’s membership.