Worse Than Watergate: Shocking House Intel Memo Allegedly Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials
Members of the House on Thursday said they viewed a shocking classified memo allegedly detailing abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in relation to the investigation of the Trump campaign and called for it to be declassified and available to the public immediately.
BB, it's what seperates the enlightened from the cavemen.
Societies like those of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, UAE and other hardline Muslim states have some way to travel before they reach a point where they can accommodate difference and diversity.
We have two options: imitate their intolerance or lead the way in the hope that freedom of expression and belief in such countries might one day become the norm. After all, it's not that long ago since women in England were burned at the stake for practising what amounts to herbalism. Time has a habit of helping along human evolution.
It's also important to remember that not all people in Muslim states subscribe to their religion's baser norms, just as there are Jews who detest the intolerance of the far right in Israel and Christians who have no time for the American evangelical hypocrites who tolerate and support a woman-abusing, corrupt, serial liar in the US presidency.
Islam has no monopoly on all the things that go to make up ignorance.
Shocking BB, Germans are sick to death of it , same across the EU . Trump said ' Sweden! Sweden!' he wasn't wrong it is a right state therer now. Judges letting off refugees for sex crimes is a ploy to placate them as now there are too many to control.
A 21-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who is said to have sympathized with the radical Islamic Taliban, has been charged in Miesbach. The judge decided that the cross should be removed from the courtroom during the trial.
For a case against a young asylum seeker from Afghanistan, a judge at the Miesbach District Court (Bavaria) had the cross removed from the courtroom. This was confirmed by the court on Thursday. The presence of a cross does not violate the states obligation of religious-ideological neutrality, explained the Bavarian Ministry of Justice.
Should, however, the parties to the proceedings feel that their religious freedom is impaired and that a trial taking place under a cross would represent an unreasonable burden for them, the respective court would decide whether the trial could take place without a cross.
According to media reports, the 21-year-old defendant allegedly sympathized with the radical Islamic Taliban. In addition, he is said to have threatened an Afghan compatriot with death because he had become a Christian and went to church on Sundays.
After just 2 days of the RSI closing above 70, Mikey immediately issues his forecast of retrace, and then wibbles on about the completely irrelevant sma's
fwiw, the last time the RSI closed above 70, it lasted from 24th aug to 8th sept inclusive, with a technical sell-signal appearing on sept 11th (just when Mikey issued his 'its a buy at 120p' tosh pump lol)
Currently, we have 3 days with the RSI closing above 70, and no technical sell-signal to be seen anywhere...... funny that eh? That me and Mikey would differ in our analysis of the technicals. In my opinion, there is no technical reason to sell, if that's what you're looking to do?
As always, I know who's opinion I'd prefer to believe
High.......128.60 . . . . . .08:16:20 . . OT . . . High AT 128.50 . . 08:17:15
Low........125.3141 . . . 08:00:51 . . OT
127..........zero.............zero . . . Spread 126-------126.4
127..........zero.............zero . . . 9,043 @ 126------3,319 @ 126.4
126.4.......3,421...........zero . . . at 16.31pm a 150,000 @ 126.6p appeared on the Ask
126.2.......3,421...........zero . . . at 16.32pm a 62,627 @ 126.2p appeared on the Ask
All day the Spread has been between 125 and 126.5 were something has been going on and resulted in the Volumes we can see and the high Volumes we saw yesterday.
Although it is very pleasant to see the share price rising it is going to be a long time to reach my break even price of £69.00 per share after all the dilution (thieving) over the last few years.
So I can't bring myself to get excited. GLA
High.......128.60 . . . . . .08:16:20 . . OT . . . High AT 128.50 . . 08:17:15
Low........125.3141 . . . 08:00:51 . . OT
Vols, 986,777 . . . ATs, 410,365
Large volumes with plenty of AT buys and sells keeping the SP around the 125.5 area, and with PEEL @ 123p on the Bid and CFEP @ 127p on the Ask it's hard to say what them two are up too.
Note :- PEEL & CFEP have been the main acting DMM's on the Bid & Ask since October 2016
Audit shows Baghdad greatly exaggerated Kurdistan oil revenues
Nadia Riva Nadia Riva | 2 hours ago
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) An audit of the Kurdistan Regions oil exports released this week revealed that oil revenues alone are not sufficient to cover the basic expenses of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG.)
As previously promised by the KRG, the Oil and Gas sector of the Kurdistan Region was reviewed by international auditing company Deloitte, which released its findings on Tuesday.
"According to the validated numbers, the total revenue generated from oil sales is 3,328,211,119 US dollars, after deducting expenses," for the period from January 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017, the report stated.
The audit has appeared just before the Iraqi Parliament is set to vote on the federal budget bill, which slashes the Kurdistan Regions share from 17 percent to 12.6 percent, a serious point of tension between the KRG and the central government.
The move is seen as part of a series of ongoing collective punitive measures leveled by Baghdad against the Kurdistan Region in retaliation for the Sep. 25 referendum on independence, which saw an overwhelming majority vote in favor of secession from Iraq.
Since the historic vote, the central government has demanded that the KRG hand over control of the Regions airports, international border crossings, and oil fields to Baghdad, and it has actually closed the Regions airports to international flights.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi this month affirmed there would be no changes to the budget that he has proposed. He even went so far as to claim that the KRG had earned roughly $1.6 billion USD in oil sales over the last three months of 2017, seeming to suggest that current oil exports would compensate for the upcoming budget cut.
However, for the first six months of 2017, January to June inclusively, oil sales by the KRG totaled $3 billion. This amount included the Kirkuk oil field exports, which Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shia militias attacked and seized in mid-October.
After the Oct. 16 attack, the KRG lost half of its oil revenues, according to the Kurdistan Regions Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani. The Kurdish government largely depends on oil revenuewhich makes up over 90 percent of the Kurdistan Regions incometo cover basic expenditures, including government employees salary, and public services.
Indeed, Kurdish officials supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have repeatedly stated that the 2018 Iraqi budget share proposal is insufficient to cover the needs of the KRG.
In our opinion, these transfers should be increased to about 10 trillion Iraqi dinars ($8.43 billion)," IMF Deputy Division Chief Christian Josz said earlier this month.
The Iraqi federal government proposes to allocate some $5.5 billion to the Kurdistan Region, which would estimating from the figures released by Deloitte cover less than what the KRG would have generated from its oil revenues, including the Kirkuk oil fields. Under the proposed plan, $5.5 billion merely covers the salaries of public servants.
The KRG has been managing a financial crisis, compounded by the sharp drop in oil prices and the influx of over 2 million refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) from Iraq and Syria since the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in 2014. That same year, the Iraqi federal government stopped its payments to the KRG.
The decision of the Regional Council for the Oil & Gas Affairs to commission Deloitte to review the Regions Oil & Gas sector and to disclose its findings, therefore, stems from the [Kurdish] Governments commitment to transparency, its desire to reinforce public trust in the sector, and its efforts to reform and optimize its public finances, the report explained.
In other words, the KRG is hoping to show the international co
The Chart is showing the RSI was @ 77.642 which is 7.642 overbought.
The 200sma finished the day @ 105.6705 while the 50sma finished to day @ 102.938
The 50sma and lower sma's quickly followed the SP down after the 2012 rise while the 200sma very slowly followed.
Over the last five years the result is that as of the close of play last night, the 200sma & 50sma are just 2.7325 apart, making the two at the closest point they have been since the 2012.
While I would like the rise to continue, the simple fact that the stock is overbought I can't see the rise continuing.
So as the RSI is overbought I have shown Support points @ 115p, 112p, 109p and lower for you to watch for if they are required.
After the SP has done what it will do there is still the 2nd Amendment to be announced, and at that point the I have no doubt the 200sma & 50sma will cross on the resulting rise.
One has to remember that for anyone to Buy one single share someone has to sell that Share, so please ask yourself who amongst GKP's Shareholders has enough Shares to take Profit from to Sell to willing Buyers on the 2nd Amendment News.
After the 2nd Amendment News is received GKP will be clear to follow its path, so my thoughts will turn to the next big News item that can arrive, which I will leave to the reader to speculate on.
BB 's post of last Sunday prior to the Sales Agreement RNS appears to be right on target -
''of 55Mbopd and $70/bbl Brent - will it be irresistible to the BOD come April, or not???''
With the pipeline from Shaikan due to be operating from March/ April..... maybe a nudge from KRG to get the 55Mbopd up and running ASAP - and not to wait until the PSC2 has been agreed and finalised??
The link that Mikey posted @ 8.05pm Weds to the original PSC and the First Amendment, is worth reading. I read 44 pages this morning, and found it to be very interesting and clearly written - Celincourt take note!
You are right BB.
The excitment is only on GKP.
Look at all the others kurdish oil cies: no move, which means no Immediate solution for oil payments.
And if you take long term charts with monthly closing prices, from 2016 they look like dead stocks.
We must also keep in mind that with Mifid 2, we will not be informed when the big brokers issue buy/sell recommendations which are not free anymore. We can only look at the charts.
Theoryman, it may be your IT set up? I had the same problem a while ago. I got a new laptop and all of a sudden, with new software versions, I could access those links. If you're using an oldish set up that may be the problem.
I think GKP will be taken out in the end if the KRG doesn't fall apart. I doubt that DNO will be the buyer. I think DNO Chairman Bijan wet dream is to acquire GKP, but at the same time, he has never shown an interest to pay a real premium for anything. When he/RAK acquired their stake in DNO they bought it slowly in the market. When they later merged RAK asset with DNO, it was almost DNO paying a premium for RAK, even thou RAK asset was c... and still is c... Bijan tried to acquire Calvalley a few years back at a very small premium, which was rejected. DNO attempt to acquire DNO when it was under restructuring was even at a discount to the share price.
DNO might bid again, but I think that will only be the catalyst for an oil major to step in and take out GKP in the end.
In any case, GKP BOD needs to sort out the 2nd am... thing before the company will be sold. I think the largest shareholders, the hedge fund from the restructuring has agreed only very clear path to a monetization when the key issues have been resolved.
The Cost Oil that can be returned to and for sharing among all operating partners is limited to Max 40% of the available oil.
Each partner is then allocated their WI % of that.
So, in the example, 387,083stb were available to be shared among the partners as Cost Oil.
GKP's WI share of that is 64%.
The Profit Oil is what remains after the Cost Oil amount is subtracted from the Available Oil, so 967,706 - 387,087 = 580,623 to be shared among ALL partners.
In the early days, the MNR's share of that is 70% (but that increases later to 85%) so that's 406,436stb to them.
Leaving 174,187stb for sharing among all partners as PO.
Then 58% of that to GKP, then take off 30%, .....
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