Saturday, June 22, 2019

MIB International - #HATJ Message 6/20/19

RE: MIB Intl
Jun 20, 2019 at 1:21 PM

lol, the movie trailer looks cute... 

yes, THAT particular medina was chock full of "wizards", "magicians", and "other" the last time i was present....LOL! ...even the local police were confused and flabbergasted at the unknown, yet uniformed, military presence....

we sat in the roof top cafe watching the so-called "lower rungs" trying unsuccessfully to inter/inner act with the so-called "higher rungs"...caleb would say, "good times!" :) 

hugs, love, and celebrations ❤️

-----Terran  on 6/20/2019 11:06 AM wrote: 

Saw [the movie] Men in Black International. The guy who plays Thor in the Thor movies is an MIB agent in London, in one scene he throws a hammer, some hints in the movie Thor is MIB, and there are references to Andromeda. 

Also much of the movie takes place in the Medina of Marrakesh

Head of Brazil's powerful Development bank resigns following clash with Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

I thought this was interesting... Bolsanaro is often called "The Trump of Brazil"....

Head of Brazil's powerful Development bank resigns following clash with Bolsonaro
Monday, June 17th 2019 - 09:00 UTC

The head of Brazilian state development bank BNDES has submitted a letter of resignation amid public tensions with president Jair Bolsonaro, reflecting the serious divisions that continue to plague the administration’s upper echelons.

In a statement Joaquim Levy, a University of Chicago-educated economist and former finance minister who was appointed by Bolsonaro shortly after he began his term in January, said he has sent a note of resignation to Economy Minister Paulo Guedes.

“I am grateful for ... the loyalty, dedication and determination of BNDES executives. And I am especially thankful for the countless BNDES workers that have worked with energy and serious to transform the bank,” the note read.

BNDES has historically been a significant source of financing for major infrastructure projects in Brazil, and the head of the bank is a high-profile position in a country where public companies still play a major role in a variety of industries.

The relationship between Levy and Bolsonaro had been strained for months over a variety of factors, including the slow pace of asset divestitures by the bank.

Recently, Levy locked horns with other parts of Bolsonaro’s administration over the nation’s so-called Amazon Fund.

Bolsonaro’s government had previously said it would seek to change the management structure of the US$ 1.28 billion fund that was set up a decade ago to counter deforestation in the Amazon and counts on the support of Germany and Norway.

Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, a climate change skeptic, last month criticized the fund’s management with allegations of irregularities in unspecified awards to non-governmental organizations and suspended all operations pending review.

But in June, Levy told reporters that the governance of the fund was transparent and the processing of new awards had not been halted.

On Saturday, Bolsonaro publicly threatened to fire Levy after the appointment of an official with historical ties to the opposition Workers Party - Bolsonaro’s ideological foe - to a position in the bank’s capital markets division.

The incident triggered the resignation but it was not immediately clear who would take Levy’s place.

RE: Bank Of Italy - #HATJ Message 6/20/19

RE: Bank of Italy
Jun 20, 2019 at 1:08 PM

what??? the fraudulent scheme between B.I.S., Italy's Minister of Finance, etc., stealing and using Patrizia, et. al., original instruments to "back" Italy didn't continue to work out??? i wonder what stopped it, hhhhhhhhhmmmmm??? visibility and transparency may be a bitch, but they are a "healing bitch", lol, and seeing as how B.I.S. also used that fraudulent scheme, theft, etc., to "back" VISA and others...they are "ass out", too ;) Youssef keeps saying, there are many other ways to get something done..... 
Be Cause of All and the Heartitude of All "It [was] all it [was]. It [was] complicated.".....and now, ALL is seen and experienced for all it is...ALL IS SIMPLE ;) 
in complete love, gratitude, and heartitude FOR ALL, WITH ALL, BY ALL <3 

----- Terran on 6/20/2019 8:21 AM wrote: 

Sent 9:02 AM CST 

Exclusive: Italy coalition drafts bill to reform central bank's management 

by Giuseppe Fonte and Gavin Jones 

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's coalition has drawn up a bill aimed at giving the government and parliament the right to name the central bank's five-member board, ending the current system by which appointments are made mainly internally. 

The draft bill, obtained by Reuters, is likely to increase long-running tensions between the Bank of Italy and the government, made up of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League.
A Bank of Italy spokeswoman declined to comment on the draft bill. 

The coalition has accused the central bank of poor supervision which it says caused a spate of bank collapses in recent years in which thousands of Italians lost their savings. 

For his part, Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco has frequently criticised the government, warning that any potential benefits of its expansionary fiscal policies risk being outweighed by the higher borrowing costs they produce. 

The legislation, which must be approved by both houses of parliament before becoming law, comes four months after League chief and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini vowed to "completely clear out" the central bank's top brass. 

The draft bill, titled "Modifications to the Statute and Organisms of the Bank of Italy," says three board members, including the governor and his deputy, should be named by the prime minister after consultation with the cabinet. 

Of the other two, one should be named by the lower house Chamber of Deputies and the other by the upper house Senate, by secret votes requiring an absolute majority of those present in each house. 
Those appointed will need to have "recognised experience in economic sectors or constitutional bodies." 

Currently, the government only has the main say in naming the governor, who is appointed through a complicated procedure which in any case also requires consultation with the central bank's main internal body, known as its "superior council". 

The other board members are named by the superior council and then rubber-stamped by the government. 

Article 1 of the bill, drawn up by the Senate heads of the ruling parties, says any modifications to the Bank of Italy's statute must in future be decided by parliament. 

Currently, changes to the statute can only be proposed by the assembly of the Bank of Italy's shareholders. 

Alberto Bagnai, a prominent League economist who heads the Senate Finance Commission, said last week the central bank was too "self-referential" and that the government needed to bring its management structure more into line with the rest of Europe. 

(additional reporting by Stefano Bernabei and Angelo Amante; editing by David Evans)