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chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Brokers like Taha Qadir in Erbil have seen ups and downs in the Kurdish real estate business over the past decade. Truth be told, he says, business had been good since 2003 when the Kurdistan region enjoyed a major reconstruction period funded by rising oil sales from Baghdad.

“Now I sell maybe only one property a day if I’m lucky enough,” said Qadir, who runs the Hawnaz real estate market in downtown Erbil. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my time.” Qadir has been in the property business for a whole decade. And he is not mistaken.

When he started in 2005, the region experienced a period of economic boom with as high as 12 percent growth until early 2014. “I have no idea what happened,” Qadir said. “Our sales have dropped by maybe 80 percent chattels: rudaw.net/english/busines…

http://rudaw.net/english/business/15102015

chattels: But things have changed. Today, the region finds itself in a dire economic crisis. Mustafa Khider Karim runs a real estate office in Sarbasti district in Erbil. He said he believes it is too soon to speak about any bubbles bursting. He says the demand is still very high in Kurdistan for properties and people can still afford homes.

“Our economic disputes with Baghdad and this bloody ISIS war, and the fact that employees haven’t received their paychecks for months, impacts prices,” Karim said. He admitted that the market is so bad these days some of his fellow brokers have not even been able to pay their rent. “In the Park district of 32 in Erbil, we had a commercial property which we bought for $580,000 just two years ago.

The same property is for sale for $270,000 and we haven’t been able to sell,” Karim said. The KRG has said the freezing of its budget by the central government in Baghdad and the war against ISIS has impacted its ability to address the economic crisis.

More than 1.3 million refugees have taken shelter in the Kurdistan region, which the KRG says has added to its expenses at a time when the region is facing falling oil prices in global markets.

chattels: The KRG has asked the public for patience and said it will manage the crises and return to pre-war economic growth by expanding its oil industry. Meanwhile demonstrations, some of which have turned violent, continue throughout the region, as protestors have grown increasing angry and intolerant of political and economic instability in the region.

chattels: Kurdish American Omid Kordestani Joins Twitter as executive chairman

chattels: Kordestani is just one of many Kurds who have made it to the top of US giants. Another Kurd, Hamdi Ulukaya, who became a billionaire with his strained yogurt brand Chobani, has committed himself to help Kurdish refugees in need. In 2015 he announced he would donate at least half of his wealth to refugees chattels: rudaw.net/english/world/1…

http://rudaw.net/english/world/141020151

chattels: military units raise the Iraqi flag in the courtyard of gray picket previously History of edits:: 2015/10/14 13:34 • 376 visits readable Military units raise the Iraqi flag in the courtyard of gray picket previously [Baghdad-where] military units on Wednesday raised the Iraqi flag in the former Square sit-in Ramadi.

The commander of the popular crowd Ali al-Naimi told all of Iraq [where] that “great efforts have been made by the security forces and members of the popular crowd and tribes in Ramadi, to get to the bridge Albu Faraj, was to raise the Iraqi flag in the sit-yard Sabaka chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul..

http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news … ryid=18210

chattels: praised the Vice President of the Republic [Almrhq] Nuri al-Maliki to achieving victories of the security forces and the crowd in the popular battles against Daash terrorist gangs.
[06:02:09 PM] chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul...

OOTW: truly a dire situation ty Chattels
chattels: ‹@OOTW› Not to read the news ” take ” elsewhere

chattels: ‹@OOTW› It is all good – not to worry !
chattels: Increasingly I think that I am in the twilight zone.

OOTW: well lol..i don’t worry about iraq anymore i just watch

chattels: ” There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ” ‘dinarland’ ”

chattels: No need to worry about that which we cannot alter, amend or change, eh ?

chattels: “I don’t believe in worrying. It’s a waste of energy.” ― Malinda Lo, Huntress
chattels: This will be what it will be.

OOTW: rod serling would be proud to be remembered lol
OOTW: and i’m totally on the same page as malinda

chattels: A favorite Arab proverb goes something like this: A shepherd asks the prophet: Should I let my camels loose and trust in God? No, answers the prophet. Tie down your camels and trust in God.

chattels: The United States must first gather better intelligence about this battle space. We have been surprised too many times. We “underestimated” the Islamic State before it seized Mosul in June 2014, according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

A year later, we underestimated the jihadists again before they captured Ramadi. We didn’t see the fatal weakness of the Pentagon’s “train and equip” force of Syrian rebels; they walked into an ambush in July partly because of bad intelligence. And we didn’t see the Russian military intervention coming. chattels:www.washingtonpost.com/op…LINK

chattels: U.S. commanders too often find themselves living the Indian parable about the blind men who try to figure out what an elephant looks like by each touching a different part. Our military needs the kind of “ground truth” in Syria and Iraq that can only come from reliable, long-term intelligence sources.

America’s too-quick exit from Iraq in 2011 and our feckless policy toward Syria have inhibited the development of such assets. But it’s never too late to do the right thing.
chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser Oct 14 Ignatius: US needs more “ground truth” intelligence from Iraq/Syria. Then says “ground truth” demands federal Iraq!www.washingtonpost.com/op... …

chattels: Our foreign policy and ” battle plan ” for Syria and Iraq has been a train wreck.
chattels: Thankfully we are seeing some progress against DAESH by the ISF and Peshmarga albeit painfully incremental.

Butifldrm: I thougght I posted this article but… It leads me to believe that Iraq any country fight ISIS does not want to share intelligence

Butifldrm: National criticizes the central government held meetings with Russia without informing “partners” on them Butifldrm: www.mawazin.net/%D8%A7%D9... LINK

Gg604: The true on the grounds against ISIS and DAESH has yet to ever be right, except to state and write what grabs readers

chattels: Kadhim al-Shammari is member of the Iraqi parliament from the national coalition, headed by Iyad Allawi – another instance of the exclusion of the Sunni faction in the affairs of the GOI

chattels: ” Baghdad, without informing parliament and political partners, the details of these meetings, create a barrier between the executive and legislative branches and made us put big question marks about the intentions of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi and those around him of the leaders of the National Alliance to enter this alliance. ”

Butifldrm: So true, but there are many influences in Iraq right now and I do believe with all of the uncertainty with the relationship between Russia and the US. Iraq may not be able to share intellignece

chattels: Curious that the Judicial branch is mentioned – connection ?

Butifldrm: ‘Which side are you fighting for?’ Russia blasts US for refusing to share intel on ISIS Butifldrm: www.rt.com/news/317983-ru...

https://www.rt.com/news/317983-russia-u … tion-isis/

Butifldrm: ‹@chattels› yea that is true
Butifldrm: the Sunni’s are scared Shiitness

chattels: unless he is making a broad condemnation of the lack of communication / inclusion of factions

Butifldrm: because as most news describes ISIS and the war upon Isis as a sectarian war

Butifldrm: that’s why most sunni countries are against Russia’s involvement

chattels: Article earlier today says that there are now Iranian ground forces in Syria !

Butifldrm: yes over a hundred thousand
Butifldrm: chattels I have to run, playing BUNCO tonight

chattels: Security also threatened in Turkey – the conflict is widening

chattels: Hakim is the most prominent candidate for the presidency of the National Alliance

chattels: Confirmed the MP for the Bloc citizen Hamdiya Husseini, on Thursday, the most prominent candidate for the presidency of the National Alliance is the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, noting that he must be on the head of the coalition deal of integrity and able to hold anyone before Thasabh regulators.

Husseini said L / scales News / that “there special criteria for choosing the head of the National Alliance and is supposed to be approved by all the blocks that fall under the dome of the National Alliance,” asserting that “the most important political consensus of the preparation of candidates for that office.

She said MP from the Bloc citizens that “all meetings and meetings held by the coalition lead to things fruitful towards the convergence of views on the selection of the President of the National Alliance,” asserting that “the Alliance must be strong and supportive institution for the political process in Iraq, which represents all orientations of a large spectrum of society Iraqi and thus have a role in political life, especially in this critical period experienced by the country. “] chattels:www.mawazin.net/%D8%A7%D9... LINK

chattels: My money has been on Hakim for a while now – it will be a good thing – another move away from the Maliki influence, IMO

chattels: Hakim appears to have a decent relationship with the Kurds and Sunni

chattels: Of course the Kurds are mostly Sunni Muslims, but I think of the political forces as being Kurdish, Shia or Sunni

chattels: Managed security forces, on Thursday, from the control of the plant oils from the slot near Baiji refinery east area. The media war cell in a statement received / scales News / copy of “security forces supported by the popular crowd gained control of the plant oils from the slot near Baiji refinery east” .

chattels: www.mawazin.net/%D8%A7%D9... LINK

TxBrand: www.youtube.com/watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y#t=184

TxBrand: Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner

chattels: The chairman of a counter-terrorism adviser Samir Shuwaili, Wednesday, that the Baiji refinery liberation from the grip of the terrorist organization Daash revealed a lot of “surprises” big, as he emphasized that the main surprise is the liberation of the city of Mosul. chattels: www.mawazin.net/%D9%85%D9... LINK

Doug_W: what is the correct spelling for Iranin currency anyone PLZ ?
chattels: Rial

Doug_W: I just got 100K Rials for 9.99
Doug_W: now that I will B a rialionaire I am shutting down : lol

chattels: ‹@Doug_W›

Doug_W: IF anyone wants some there are 4ooK left Doug_W: www.ebay.com/itm/Iran-100...

chattels: security progress Besullac and strikes in Ramadi with the collapse of Daash

chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul...
http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news … ryid=18365

chattels: ” A ” ………………………… 10-15-2015 Newshound Guru Kaperoni Article: “Islamic Bank is approaching the country’s declaration of bankruptcy” I think it is much bigger than just Islamic banks. The private banks have no cash flow, no depositors, and a lack of liquidity in the market. IMO, the whole banking system is in dire need of laws, and an openess to the world.

[07:26:49 PM] chattels: or

chattels: ” B ” ………………. 10-15-2015 ” XXXX” Article quote: “Iraq central bank issued gold bullion to withdraw cash liquidity from the market…” THIS IS BEING DONE TO ENHANCE AND BACK THE DINAR VALUE — KNOW GOLD HAS ALWAYS BEEN USED AS HARD BACKING A CURRENCY…TO MAINTAIN A STRONG VALUE AND BACK IT. IT IS BETTER THAN A FIAT CURRENCY — BACKED BY AIR — OR JUST PRINTED — KIND OF LIKE HAVING COLLATERAL. I AM SO EXCITED BY WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH CBI. — HUGE NEWS.

chattels: Which do you think is credible ? ” A ” or ” B ” ?

chattels: The Prime Minister, Dr. Haider ubadi receives the president of the republic of Dr. Fouad Massoum. It Was During The Event Blessing Victories Achieved By The Armed Forces Stationed In The Incompatibility Of The Heroic Battle Of Federal Army And Police And Mobilize

The Peoples Albyshmrkt Forces On Terrorist isis Gangs In Beijing And al anbar And The Rest Of The Country. It Was Addressed To The Conditions In The Territory Of Kurdistan (Narrated By Al-Development Of The Calm Of The Political Parties And Inviting To Resort To Dialogue And Ways Of Constitutional And Legal.

It Has Been Confirmed To Support And Continuation Of The Reforms And workTel for the eradication of corruption and corrupt. [ Abadi Facebook ]

RVPlease: If most Iraqis havent been paid in months…. and most were broke anyway…. how in the world are they going to go into a bank…. and buy gold…. this makes about as much sense as the BOND Sales…

chattels: Some of the pundits declared that the last two weeks would be very exciting – looks as though thay are the only ones excited.

TxBrand: where I bought Rial —–> 15 sold in 1 hour lol
TxBrand: i bought some on ebay :whistling:

chattels: www.ebay.com/itm/Iran-100...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iran-100000-100 … SwTapV4qyJ

[09:18:21 PM] TxBrand: www.ebay.com/itm/15184315... this one too
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151843153927?_t … EBIDX%3AIT

Doug_W: oppps SORRY OOTW I posted that link to Ebay Rial currency

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› Not the end of the world – we should share such info privately in the future

Doug_W: I almost posted it again just now too till I saw her request

Doug_W: yes indeed but it is a polite thing to apologize in situations like this IMO

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› understood

Doug_W: I am SUCH a child lol
chattels: ‹@Doug_W› me too

Doug_W: wanna B president of the “Kidult” Club then?

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› I like to think of it as a ” return to innocence ”

Doug_W: naw I don’t weanna B innocent just young again AND know what I know now

Doug_W: when I was 16 I was given 3 bars of Gold 4 saving a rich mans life On Lake Ontario — I immediately sold them at $13.00 an OZ

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› in this world perhaps, but I like the notion of innocence for the next ” life ”

Doug_W: also I sold my 1971 Dodge Challenger I special ordered from the factory

Doug_W: it was a purple Rag top Hemi etc etc white top N interior

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› life in the ” rear view mirror ” is not a happy view sometimes

Doug_W: true BUT oh well….. best to not “cry over spilled milk”

chattels: Someone told me yesterday that they were glad to be ” seen ” than ” viewed ” – cute, eh ?

Doug_W: ya well I’s MUCH rather be talked about than read about…..

chattels: rather than *
chattels: ‹@Doug_W› especially read in the ” obits ”

Doug_W: that is eggzactly what I was eluding to lol

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