I am Sad by Elmer

I am sad for our country and our people and citizens around the world

I am saddened that principles and priorities have been tarnished and overlooked by egos and agendas

I am saddened because of the divide in our country and how that affects us all

I am saddened by modern  technology where actual communications between people are only pseudo and done by an app

I’m saddened by all those who are to busy to slow down and appreciate what one has instead of what one wants to get

We still build the latest and greatest  neighborhoods yet few know their neighbors but know all the modern conveniences the neighborhood has to offer

I’m sad for those in the job marketplace where they are judged by their age not by their experience

I am sad that even though we have a great country, the pride in politics seems to get lost and the people are no longer the  priority once they get on the hill, but rather the position of a party takes the front stage.

I am sad that the terms like brotherhood, good for the people,change all seem to
become  political soundbites as opposed to actual objectives.

I am sad that all of mankind are going through some sort of struggle. Wether  great or small, struggle is still a struggle!

I am sad that in this great land of ours, it takes two family incomes because families want more stuff and forget the basic premise and  priorities of what the foundation of the family is supposed to be, strength within the unit/values and not  how much more stuff you have!

I am even saddened by other countries who only in their dreams hope to have the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy.

Unfortunately   some of our own citizens don’t appreciate what made this country great in the first place.  It often appears that appreciation  for this country has went by the wayside and replaced by  profit or status,   regardless of how to arrive at the bottom line.

I am sad but I’m also happy and hopeful that change is in the air and everyday people who will be blessed and have the ability to make positive changes will take the front lead and do so not for just self but for the betterment of all mankind!

An old message that’s still resonates and is much needed today……

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln   November 19, 1863


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Tishwash:  Today the launch of movable circles powers salaries in Dhi Qar

6/18/2017 0:00

Nasiriyah / Hazem Mohammed Habib

called on the province of Dhi Qar departments five departments transferred powers to take over the salaries of its employees for the month of June this before Eid al – Fitr and as of Sunday, as revealed the Department of Health to secure all central appointments for the salaries of physicians, dentists and pharmacists retroactively.

The administrative and financial department in the province director Razak Khbh «morning»: The province received funding of salaries for the departments of education, health, youth, sports, agriculture , and the Office of the province, noting that the salary distribution process will be launched from Sunday and lasts for one week, ie ahead ofEid al – Fitr holiday after the arrival of strengthen financial funding from the Ministry oF F inance.

He Khbh that the administrative and financial department formed the work of its morning and even after the end of official working hours in cooperation with the departments mentioned teams continue above to be the distribution of salaries between the governorate staff before Eid al – Fitr holiday, calling sections of accounts in these departments to review the administrative department for the purpose of receiving notices their own financing and direct operations receiving salaries starting today.

The administrative and financial department in the province is the first Department receives notice of payment of salaries for this month.

For his part, announced the health of Dhi Qar director Jassim Nasser Al- Khalidi, securing all central appointments for the salaries of physicians, dentists, pharmacists and people with health and nursing professions, noting that salaries will be distributed from the date of commencement retroactively to those who were appointed earlier this year and will spend those salaries over the next few days after roses salary notification.  link


Tishwash:  IMF urges to take advantage of low oil prices

Economy News Baghdad: The International Monetary Fund report entitled “If not now, when? Reform of energy prices in the Arab countries”, who reported that the authorities around the world “resorted to regulate energy prices in their countries in order to secure stability during periods of high volatility.”

Note, however, that such measures “led to counterproductive in some cases, as low prices of oil has encouraged excessive consumption of this commodity, and reduced the ability to invest in the energy sector, and reduced energy efficiency and production, and led to the support of the sale of oil prices to compensate for the decline, to below costs import, transport and distribution. ”

The Fund advised in his report contained in the Economic Research Unit Bulletin “Libanais” weekly, the countries of “trying to take advantage of low oil prices currently to adopt the necessary reforms in the sector, due to the convergence of domestic prices and global standards.”

He pointed out that a number of Arab countries “initiated these reforms, as oil-exporting countries raised domestic prices of the commodity.”

The report pointed out that support oil prices in oil-importing Arab countries level “fell from 4.1 percent of GDP in 2013, to 1.9 percent in 2016, coinciding with the contraction of energy subsidies level of its 6.3 percent of GDP in 2013 to 2.9 percent in 2016. ”

In exporting oil Arab countries, a decline in support for oil prices from 5.2 percent of GDP in 2013 a record 2.2 percent in 2016, and the deterioration in energy subsidies from 7 percent to 3.5 percent of GDP in the period mentioned level. ”

Fund Lebanon imported oil and class, between countries, “the least effective in the local power generation.” And monitor “the absence of any medium-term plan in the energy sector or any measures designed to protect the poor.”

He praised the adoption of Lebanon “mechanism based on market prices for the pricing of petroleum products in the country.

Unlike most imported and exported oil Arab countries, which have seen a decline in support of oil and energy prices as a percentage of output levels, the Fund pointed out that support energy prices in Lebanon, the level rose from 5.9 percent of GDP in 2013 to 6.7 percent in 2016. “   link

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