What you should for an Immigration Lawyer before Hiring One

April 4, 2019 columina 0

Hiring an immigration lawyer need not be a tiring process. It is very important to take your time and think about all the considerations you must take before hiring one. So, what do you need to ask an immigration lawyer during the time when you’re still deciding? We got them here for you.


When hiring an immigration lawyer, ask for the following…

Credentials and Years of Practice

Naturally, lawyers from have graduated from a legit law school. Politely ask the lawyer where they earned the degree, or you simply do some background research. Make sure that verify all the information that he has given. Moreover, the number of years of practice that he or she has done will matter. It will definitely make a big difference when doing the actual work about the case.

Fee and Billing

This should not be looked over. Fee and billing is something that you should agree upon so that both parties are on the same page. This way, future misunderstandings will be avoided. Knowing how much you are paying the lawyer will also allow you to get a grasp on the kind of services that you deserve to be given.


So, what happened after you hire an immigration lawyer? This is a concern that you should lay out in the open. You should know what you have to prepare that he or she might need, things you need to discuss and what you can expect in the coming days. You have to be sure that your issues will properly be addressed in a timely manner.

Moreover, you can also ask if the lawyer has handled a specific case like yours. This will help you get a peace of mind that you are definitely in the right hands.

Our Economic Future Scares Me

Our Economic Future Scares Me

January 14, 2019 columina 0

Today I was reading this article by Glenn Beck, and frankly, it just outlines a few things looming in our not that distant economic future that really scare me. Give it a read, then come back here and share your thoughts.

Let’s be clear, I am not an alarmist, extremist, or any kind of -ist for that matter. I tend to tread in the middle road on many things. Even though I am a conservative politically and morally speaking, I am very much one to mix with all types and be happy with the melting pot.

Our Economic Future Scares Me

I think we can all pretty clearly agree that our national economic situation America is downright screwed up.

We, as a country, have been borrowing against the future in a big tremendous way in order to enjoy the current prosperity. Politicians continue to do it because it just isn’t easy to get elected without giving people the easy answer to making their our what we all want. It has been easy to let it happen because frankly, we all enjoy the good times, and the negative backlash has seemed so far in the future that we all figure some kind of fix will be figured out along the way. Not my problem, right?

Our Economic Future Scares Me


All indicators and difficulties of our current recessive backsliding underway, we are headed for a major bursting of our financial bubbles. It drives me insane to see us continue to operate at a deficit as a country in such enormous sums that the average citizen simply cannot wrap his or her mind around it to be concerned. It’s like the individual that is so deep in debt that they just ignore the bills out of the sheer feeling of futility of doing anything about it.

One life getting fouled up with band financial decisions is a bad thing, an entire country is in an entirely different scope.

I truly believe that our generation needs to be the one to take this problem by the horns and do something about it. Even if it means a decade of some very difficult times, it isn’t going to get any easier the longer we put it off. We are well past the point of thinking we can just maintain status quo and it will somehow resolve itself.

Australian gold project development stalled – recovery 2019?

December 29, 2018 columina 0

Australia’s gold production increased in the first half of this year, but both export volumes and values have declined, Australia’s Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) reported Wednesday.

“Gold exploration expenditures in Australia has continued to fall and new project development has stalled in response to lower prices,” said BREE Resources Program chief John Barber.Kaminak Gold

“In 2015, a higher US interest rate, albeit marginally higher, is expected to further reduce the appeal of gold relatively to other investment assets and support lower prices,” Barber forecast. “A moderate rebound in jewelry purchases in response to lower prices is not expected to offset this decline in gold investment or market speculation that accompanies it.”

“The average price of gold is forecast to decrease a further 4.7% in 2015 to US$1123 per ounce,” he advised.

“Forecast lower prices in 2014 and 2015 are expected to slow the development of new mines with production from low cost projects that do start up likely to be offset by declining production at existing mines or closure of higher cost producers,” said BREE’s Resources and Energy Quarterly, September 2014. Nonetheless, gold mine production is Australia is estimated to have increased 7.5% and totaled 274 tonnes in 2013-14.

“Looking forward, the robust production growth in 2013-14 is not expected to be repeated over the outlook period. Lower forecast prices over the next 18 months are expected to challenge a number of high cost producers in Australia and many of the easier gains in cost cutting have already been reaped.”

The country’s gold production is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 1% and total 228 tonnes in 2018-19 with most of the growth occurring later in the period, BREE forecast.

“A rebound in private investment demand for gold is not anticipated in the short term as prices as forecast to continue to declining,” said the report. “All investment purchases except those of central banks are forecast to be lower in 2014 relative to 2013.”

Demand for gold bars and coins is forecast to decrease further in 2015 and ETFs are expected to remain net sellers, according to BREE. A projected recovery in investor demand is expected towards 2019.

Meanwhile, Wayne Calder, BREE deputy executive director, observed, “The prospects for the resources and energy industry remain positive. Continued economic growth in highly populated emerging economics will sustain increased demand for both resources and energy commodities into the future.”

“Closer to home Australia is moving decisively from the investment phase of the mining boom to the production phase,” Calder noted. “We will continue to see expansions in capacity from the Australian resources and energy sectors with increasing supply of iron ore and coal as well as the commencement of major new LNG projects across Australia.”


Iron ore prices have fallen 37% since the start of this year due to increase supply from Australia and moderating demand growth in China, observed BREE’s Ben Witteveen. “While prices are expected to rebound from current lows, over the medium term the peak of each rebound and trough is likely to be lower as more supply enter the market.”

Iron ore prices are forecast to average US$94 a tonne for the full year 2014, down 26% relative to last year. Over the next five years, iron ore prices are projected to average between US$90 and US$95 tonnes, said the BREE report.

“Decisions to close mines are unlikely to be made easily given the cost with placing operations on care and maintenance,” said Witteveen. “Iron ore suppliers are therefore likely to persist as long as possible but eventually prices that are substantially lower than high cost supplies from both exporters and domestic producers in China will result in reduced supply.”

In 2015 China’s ore iron imports are forecast to increase by 6.6% and total 933 million tonnes, according to BREE. Over the period from 2015 to 2019, China’s iron ore imports are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 4.7% and to total 1.12 billion tonnes in 2019.

A projected decrease in Japan’s steel production is expected to reduce iron ore demand by an average of 0.3% during the same period, while South Korea’s iron ore imports are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 1%.

Australia’s iron ore exports are forecast to increase 22% this year to 707 million tonnes, said BREE. In 2015 Australian iron ore exports are forecast to grow by 8.6% to 768 million tonnes.

Brazil’s iron ore exports are forecast to grow by 10% this year to 362 million tonnes, while India’s iron ore exports are estimated to grow by 29% to 12 million tonnes.

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More oxide gold for Kaminak in near-deposit discovery

December 27, 2018 columina 0

Kaminak Gold reported strong gold-mineralized intercepts Tuesday on its Coffee gold project in the Yukon.

The area looks promising for new gold resources which could bolster the wider Coffee project, now undergoing feasibility level studies.Kaminak Gold

The new area is called Kona North and it isn’t terribly surprising that it holds gold mineralization.

The area appears to be an extension of structures where Kaminak has outlined resources and is about 3 kilometres west of the Coffee project’s main resources comprising 467,000 ounces gold @ 1.77 g/t indicated and 2 million ounces gold @ 1.28 g/t Au inferred in oxide resources within 150 metres of surface which are being targeted for potential open pit mining and heap leaching.

Kaminak Gold

The new intercepts are near surface and include 3.55 g/t Au over 28 metres were associated with anomalous gold-in-soil concentrations that have guided so much of Kaminak’s exploration programs at one of the more important gold discoveries – the broader Coffee project – in the Yukon.

While the Kona North area won’t, at least at this stage, revolutionize Kaminak’s Coffee project it could but more shine on economics if they add ounces at decent grades.

Kaminak has said it aims to spend about $30 million on its feasibility work which will include extensive infill drilling to upgrade inferred resources to indicated resources. Earlier this year it outlined the Coffee project in a preliminary economic assessment. In that study it projected 167,000 ounces gold in average yearly production over an 11 year minelife a 26 percent IRR, after tax, assuming $1,250/oz gold and capital costs of $305 million.

Obama Snubs Iraqi Prime Minister at G7, ISIS Then Taunts

Obama Snubs Iraqi Prime Minister at G7, ISIS Then Taunts

December 13, 2018 columina 0

At the recent G7 summit President Obama publicly snubbed the Iraqi prime minister as he leaned over to try and speak with him:

Obama Snubs Iraqi Prime Minister at G7, ISIS Then Taunts

Not long after, the terrorist group ISIS mocked:

ISIS snub iraqi leader

ISIS snub 2

Obama Snubs Iraqi Prime Minister at G7, ISIS Then TauntsISIS recently took over the Iraqi town of Ramadi as the government withdrew its forces. ISIS is not only sucking up resources, money, arms, but according the The Independent, enough radioactive material to create a dirty bomb.

What Obama, as the Commander-In-Chief, did to the Iraqi people not only sends the wrong message to our friends and enemies but also creates a dangerous situation for Americans and this nation.

Barack Obama is a disgrace.