Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Good afternoon all!

Headlines everywhere are talking about that coward in Austin – I won’t mention his name, and it annoys me to no end that every media outlet and website around is rushing to publish his name, giving him credit and recognition. People like that should simply be labeled what they are: cowards. “Coward bomber in Austin dead. Thanks to everyone involved in putting an end to Coward’s sick agenda.” End of story. No fame, no recognition, just shame.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and communities affected.

Dinar – OMG the RATE! Google has shown a higher than expected rate multiple times in the last couple weeks. IS THERE SOMETHING GOING ON HERE?!

To be blunt – I don’t know for sure. I have contacts that can reach into the GOI and CBI to get answers, and none of them are admitting anything right now. The one place I do NOT have contacts, go figure, is the Google itself. I never even thought I should worry about cultivating anything there, but now I’m rethinking that logic! I’d love to go straight to the horse’s mouth and ask what’s causing these deviations in their shown exchange rate.

I will say one thing for certain, however. NONE of the published rates, whether they are on XE, Google, Coinmill, or anywhere else… NONE of them matter until Iraq itself (via the CBI) announces that they are exchanging with foreign countries.

Here comes some speculation:

The CBI will announce this perhaps a day, maybe 6 hours ahead of the opening bell… but WHICH opening bell? My guess is the one closest to their time zone, with the largest trading capacity in the world – London. Keep in mind that London is 3 hours behind Baghdad, which means 9AM in Baghdad is 6AM in London.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to make this too complicated… but the question comes up a LOT: “When will we know?”

We have to take into account all major players in the FOREX market. Here are the top 6, in the order of their trading volume and the time it is in each location at 9AM Baghdad time:

1.     London – GMT (6AM)
2.     NYC – GMT -5 (1AM)
3.     Tokyo – GMT +9 (3PM)
4.     Singapore – GMT +8 (2PM)
5.     Zurich – GMT +2 (8AM)
6.     Hong Kong – GMT +8 (2PM)

This puts us in the U.S. in a bit of a pickle, and it’s one I’ve discussed with several CEOs that know the finer details. “What happens if the RV is announced at 9AM Baghdad time, but our banks don’t open for another 8 hours? Will that cause a problem for us?”

In a word: “No”. It has been explained to me by multiple sources that banking hours are not federally mandated to be “9-5”, and in fact even if a State declares an “emergency situation” that would normally close most banks, our banks in the United States can choose to stay open or not. This also means they can operate 24 hours per day if they choose, or declare a “special situation” and grind through the night on "unusual business hours" to take advantage of a situation like this.

We are not the only ones who are anticipating a profit in this venture… the banks are, too. So we can reasonably expect that if we get that call, whether it’s at 1AM or 3PM, we’re going to be looking at a timely process that enables us to cash in, the banks to profit, and business to happen.

Back to the rate showing up in different places at different rates… does Google know something we don’t? It’s certainly possible, but there’s probably no way to know for sure.

Another important point… there will be no RV without HCL. The timing of this Google rate thing is extremely suspect when you factor in this:


They are specifically mentioning HCL being addressed on the 29th – 8 days from now. That’s precisely the kind of window I’d be expecting to allow the major banks and trade centers time to prepare for a massive influx of a new currency!

If you're not in VIP when this happens... sucks to be you! :lol: 

And if you ARE in VIP, but didn't go Platinum yet... think about this. Order Platinum right now and you'll have your Certificate by the end of the week. If we have an RV in 8 days, will you really care about the couple bucks you spent? Or will you be more thrilled that you have your Certificate in hand and don't have to wait even a second to use it?

Dr. Clarke Update, 21 MARCH

3/21/2018 09:41:49 am
Okie dokie skokie.  Spring has sprung.
And Pres. Trump met with the Saudi Prince yesterday.
Soooo are all the boxes checked? Are we good to go?
DR. CLARKE (3-21-18):

HereWeGo: March 26 must PASS. OIL.

HigherGround: Thank You. Acknowledged & Received.

Virginia Gentleman: Very Good. ALMOST.

Menno57: Bingo. 98%.
JR: Chuck Norris is a Very Personal Friend of Ours.

GIA: Appreciated.

What's happening on Friday the 23rd?


MARCH 26th must PASS.

"The Very Last Minute........still Qualifies"

Dr. Clarke

P.S. WHY is ALL of Iraq getting PAID in arrears, and Up-To-Date NOW........In the 3rd Week of March?


What Happens in the "SKY" March 31st, the LAST DAY OF THE MONTH?........that's the SAME as January 2018, 2 months ago?


"SEE" Differently.

RE-Do, RE-Look, RE-Explain, RE-Search, RE-Pay, RE-Appear, RE-Sign, RE-Finance, RE-Loan, RE-Evaluate, RE-Exchange, RE-Deposit, RE-Employ, RE-Assess, RE-View, RE-Write, RE-Buy, RE-Experience........RE-EVERYTHING.




3-21-2018   Newshound Guru mike  Article:  "The exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar throughout Iraq" ...they're not in compliance. Why the CBI stopped publishing the numbers is baffling but in lieu of their data, we're stuck with the stock exchange information. In principle this is like NASDAQ or the NYSE here in the US. The Basra Exchange is reporting 1247-$1 and the Arbil (Erbil) Exchange is reporting 1252-$1.
3-21-2018   Intel Guru Dr. Clarke 
  MARCH 26th must PASS.  "The Very Last Minute...still Qualifies"   P.S. WHY is ALL of Iraq getting PAID in arrears, and Up-To-Date NOW...In the 3rd Week of March?  "SEE" Differently.  RE-Do, RE-Look, RE-Explain, RE-Search, RE-Pay, RE-Appear, RE-Sign, RE-Finance, RE-Loan, RE-Evaluate, RE-Exchange, RE-Deposit, RE-Employ, RE-Assess, RE-View, RE-Write, RE-Buy, RE-Experience...RE-EVERYTHING.

3-21-2018   Newshound Guru MilitiaMan   Article:  "Abadi: We have launched the financial allocations for all governorates"  Quotes:  "The central government has launched all financial allocations for all provinces as stipulated in the federal budget for 2018,..."    ..."it is necessary to monitor the distribution of salaries to the staff of the region after the launch on Sunday."   They Launched it on Sunday. They paid them yesterday and today. They called for Holiday Thursday...Go figure about the timing...Everything we have learned to date is coming to completion.. eos imo ~ HCL, 140, Budget, etc...the list goes on! 

3-21-2018   Intel Guru Bruce    From that aspect Iraq is complete and they have the lower denominations in the ATMs for awhile now...They have some plans to use the coins, the fils. Those coins will be a hard currency and they will be able to use those here very shortly. I do not know if that is in play or about to be in play possibly starting tomorrow [Wednesday]. That is one other sign to show Iraq is done and ready to go and be an international player with their currency which is great...Don’t worry about the rates. The rates are great...We will see how it shakes out the next couple of days. I feel good still about this week.   [post 2 of 2]

3-21-2018   Intel Guru Bruce   It is not wise for me to call it on any particular day, but I do like sort of what I am hearing between tomorrow and the rest of the week...Hearing some good things about documentation being signed off. Hearing things about in Iraq of everything what we were looking for which was the budget, the oil and gas law, and the rate be put in the budget...That happened by default over Sunday.  So more than likely at least that maybe will hit the printed version of the Gazette tomorrow [Wednesday]. It doesn’t really matter to us if it does or not because Iraq is ready. The Qi cards are activated and the rate is on the cards. We know what it is and the in country rate is great... [post 1 of 2....stay tuned]

3-21-2018  Intel/Newshound Guru tman23   next 12 days just became very interesting...with regards to IQD possibilities of speculation...

!! BREAKING !! IQD News Update (RANT# 114)

"Inches Closer" - Tues. PM KTFA Thoughts, News w/ Frank26 , 21 MARCH


Don961 » March 20th, 2018

Abadi congratulated Benrouz: Today tiger phase and a new start melted all the problems

Tuesday 20 March

Alsumaria News / Baghdad 

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday congratulated the Iraqis in general and the Kurds especially on the occasion of Norouz holiday, pointing out that Iraq is going through a new phase and a new beginning in which all the problems have melted. 

In a statement received by Alsumaria News, Al-Abbadi said in a statement that "the most sincere words of congratulations and sincere congratulations to the people of our people in general, and especially the Kurdish people on the occasion of the feast of Nowruz," calling on "the Almighty Almighty to give all Iraqis a lasting security and stability and strengthen their unity and cohesion for the good of their country, Of brotherhood among us is an example and a higher example for the peoples of the world. " 

"We are going through a new phase in which all the problems have been solved and we have transformed from a major victory over terrorism into a strong and powerless country that derives its strength from the unity of all its people," he said, wishing the Iraqi people in general and the Kurdish people in particular one decent life in Iraq All together and enjoy their rights to the approach of justice, equality and non-discrimination. " 

It is noteworthy that the Kurds celebrate on March 21 each year, the day of Nowruz, which is a national and historic holiday for them expressing "freedom and get rid of injustice," in addition to it represents the New Year in the Kurdish calendar, and greet many of the peoples of the Middle East Norouz festivals such as Iran Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. link

SteelyJan » March 20th, 2018

I am lovin the sound of this!!!!!!! NEW PHASE, NEW BEGINNING = ALL PROBLEMS HAVE MELTED!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOOOO

Samson » March 20th, 2018

Abadi: We have launched the financial allocations for all governorates

18:28 - 20/03/2018 

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Tuesday the release of all financial allocations to all governorates, while the imposition of federal authority in the region is in the interest of the Kurdish citizen.

"The central government has launched all financial allocations for all provinces as stipulated in the federal budget for 2018," he said, noting that "the imposition of federal authority in the Kurdistan region came in the interest of Kurdish citizens."

He added that "it is necessary to monitor the distribution of salaries to the staff of the region after the launch on Sunday." LINK

MilitiaMan » March 20th, 2018

They Launched it on Sunday. They paid them yesterday and today. They called for Holiday Thursday..Go figure about the timing.. Everything we have learned to date is coming to completion.. eos imo ~ HCL, 140, Budget, etc.. As Frank said last night the list goes on! ~ MM - PP ​

Frank26 » March 20th, 2018







ONCE AGAIN ............. RSVP .............(wink) .......... AND COME WITH A SEAT BELT TOMORROW ON YOUR WEDNESDAY CC.


Aggiedad77 » March 20th, 2018


So...budget launched on Sunday....hmmm where have I heard that before? So, now it's OPEN?

JJonesmx » March 20th, 2018

This is what the Council of Ministers voted today:

In the policy of March 20, 2018 comments on this what the Cabinet voted today: - Closed 181 visits

Baghdad / SNG-

The council voted on a draft of cooperation project in the field of finance and insurance with the Chinese government side.

The system of missions, fellowships and financial assistance was voted on.

The council also voted on the registration of diplomatic vehicles.

Also voted on the draft law abrogating law no. 127 of 1981, the law of ratification of the Arab Labor Convention No. 10 of 1979 on paid study leave and Arab Recommendation No. 3 of 1979 attached thereto.

The Council voted on the draft law for the ratification of the basic cooperation agreement between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (undp).

During the meeting, the Cabinet reviewed a report on the launching of reconstruction activities, whether through the plan of action to restore stability or through the data of the Kuwait Conference.

A bill to regulate the limits of excreta for agricultural land and orchards was also voted on


Don961 » March 20th, 2018

Zimbabwe to Clear $1.7b Debt

Monday, March 19, 2018 

Zimbabwe expects to make up for all its debt arrears of $1.7 billion to major international lenders by September and could return to international capital markets thereafter, the Reserve Bank deputy governor said, Bulawayo24 reported.

Once one of Africa’s most promising economies, Zimbabwe suffered decades of decline under former president Robert Mugabe and has been shut out of international capital markets since it began defaulting on its external debt in 1999. In 2016, Zimbabwe paid off 15 years’ worth of arrears to the International Monetary Fund.

It is still years behind on payments to the World Bank and African Development Bank, however, hampering its ability to tap development financing from the two. “The ball is in our court, it is not with the IMF or the World Bank or the African Development Bank,” Khupikile Mlambo, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, said in an interview on the sidelines of a London investment summit.

Zimbabwe was working on the Lima plan—a payment plan agreed with foreign lenders in 2015 in the Peruvian capital. “We are on course for September for sure to repay,” Mlambo said. https://goo.gl/vkW637

Morocco Currency Reform on Right Track

Monday, March 19, 2018 

Few weeks after the launch of the gradual dirham float, the International Monetary Fund has advised Morocco to maintain the current reform pace with a view to strengthening the economy’s competitiveness, AllAfrica reported.

“Unlike other emerging economies, Morocco didn’t loosen currency restrictions under pressure, so authorities can take their time with future steps,” Nicolas Blancher, the IMF’s mission chief for Morocco, told the press in a conference call.

Morocco is adopting a policy that enables an “orderly and gradual” transition, Blancher said.
Morocco started on January 15 the gradual floating of its currency, raising the official band of dirham’s fluctuation to 2.5% above or below the official rate from the previous 0.3%.

Authorities said the measure was part of a broader plan to boost growth by opening the Moroccan economy and making it more resistant to external shocks. https://goo.gl/aS1ot3

Samson » March 20th, 2018

Accountability gives an explanation to those involved in the confiscation or seizure of their funds

20th March, 2018

The Supreme National Commission for Accountability and Justice issued a statement on the implementation of the procedures of Law 72 for the year 2017 on the confiscation and seizure of movable and immovable property of the former regime.

The Commission said in a statement issued by the obelisk, that "covered by the confiscation of movable and immovable property are 52 people from 1 -" Abdel Hamid Mahmoud al-Tikriti "and ends in serial 52 -" Khamis Sarhan Mahmood, "indicating that" this clarification includes relatives to the second degree and their agents who Transfer ownership ".

She added that "while the seizure of movable and immovable property is 4257, starting with the sequence 1 - Ibtisam Atta Hamid Juma al-Ajaj" and ends in sequence 4257 - "Yunus Halil Alawi Jaber al-Suwaidi", pointing out that "this reservation is not allowed to their relatives and their children and their wives."

The Commission noted that "this clarification came in order to properly implement the content of the law and away from personal jurisprudence and consider it a consistent approach and circulated to the relevant departments." LINK

Oil prices rise to $ 66

10:52 - 20/03/2018 

Oil prices rose during Tuesday's trading to $ 66 a barrel in tandem with tension in the Middle East, ahead of the data of the US initial stocks.

Brent crude futures rose 0.7% to $ 66.52 a barrel by 0725 GMT. Nymex crude futures rose $ 62.56 a barrel, or 0.8%.

US crude was down about 0.5% in yesterday's session, amid concerns about oversupply as production increased and drilling activity surged in the United States.

Investors are eyeing the US Petroleum Institute's announcement of preliminary inventory data for last week later in the day. LINK

Oil prices are on the rise due to tensions in the Middle East and a decline in Venezuela's production

20th March, 2018

Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Tuesday, buoyed by tensions in the Middle East and fears of further declines in Venezuela's output.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures were $ 62.62 a barrel at 0636 GMT, up 56 cents, or 0.9 percent, from the previous close.

"Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have provided some support for prices," Socrates Vijayakar, energy consultant at Trevkata, said in a note.

The markets also received support from concern about the decline in Venezuela's production.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said last week it was clear that Venezuela was "vulnerable to a rapid decline" in production and that such a situation could cause a deficit in global markets.

Venezuela's economic crisis has cut the country's production by more than half since the beginning of 2005 to less than 2 million barrels a day LINK