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Friday, December 28, 2018

Coinpots/Dow Jones/Vietnam GDP highest in 11 Years/Trump Tweets/Coinbase

MNT GOAT UPDATE, 28 DEC

Hi Everyone,

I bring you much news today.

I want to first thank everyone for their nice comments on wishing me and my family a Merry Christmas and Happy Prosperous New Year.

Of course I wish the same to all my listeners.

I am hopeful that 2019 will finally be our year. Right now, it is surely shaping up that way. I can’t predict if the reinstatement will happen right at the first week in January but I will say it is very close as we see many signs. Yes, the CBI is still targeting sometime in January as this is the BEST time to do the reinstatement (but not the ONLY time they can do it). Are you listening to me?

I really am disappointed in people’s comments asking to be spoon fed. Any intel or information I have is all in my newsletter. There is no more. What the hell more do you want? Do you want me to make things and lie to you?

Just take some time to settle down and read the damned newsletter. You can read I assume? Maybe you won’t be so confused and act like a baby wanting everyone to spoon feed you.

Oh – what a marvelous idea!!!  Read the newsletter! We get to use our brains for a change. Honestly, want are you going to do post-exchange with all this money if you can’t even take a little time now to learn about it. In fact, maybe you really don’t deserve it. With wealth comes responsibility.

More news….

I told everyone there are still two remaining laws to be passed to fulfill the constitutional requirements. I was told many years ago without a full implementation of the constitution there will be no reinstatement of the dinar. Their words not mine. I am not making this up. OK?

So here we see the HCL this week and last week Iraq talked about the Article 140 requirement. Why is this?

You know I don’t give a damn what the CBI says when they say they are already and nothing else to do. They are not parliament and do not run the GOI. So now the GOI has to do its part and make sure the proper bills go before parliament and parliament passes them. Get it? Or no reinstatement.

So all this news about passing HCL and Article 140 suddenly shows each time we get close to any reinstatement. Coincidental? These articles seem to pop up and also show us proof that these two events are not yet done. We know they must be fulfilled. If you have even half a brain you can figure it out but all these gurus can’t seem to think on their own.

Stop listening to all these gurus who keep telling you these laws are not needed. They are only showing their ignorance and stupidity of what is really going on in Iraq.

So here is the latest news on HCL:

December 27, 2018 - Member of the Committee on oil and energy parliamentary on the reform and reconstruction movement, Ali Aboudi, the determination of the Committee on the passage of the law of oil and gas, during the current parliamentary session.

All I have left to say is – “I told you so”! and a big .

More news….

INTEL GURUS USE TRUMP’S VISIT TO IRAQ TO JUSTIFY RV

So it is just like a said would happen. Some guru gets on his call last night and tries to use Trumps recent holiday, moral visit to the US troops as a justification for an RV. How stupid can you be. Really? Of course we know who the idiot is and its Big(Stupid)Call Bruce idiot. Go figure. So who else now is going to use his call as their intel and keep this rumor going.

Just so everyone is clear that Trump DID NOT meet with any Iraq govt officials on his trip. I even showed you a picture of the commanders he did meet with and there are NO Iraqi officials in the picture. Trump was only on the ground for a very short time. Don’t you think that if he did meet with some officials we would see some publicity over it? Oh – but the guru says it was all done in secret. Really? See the multiple articles I present today for you that debunk these gurus. They have no proof of what they say. They are flat out lying to you.

Lying just like the idiot TNT Tony who says the market rate of the dinar is 120 : 1 in Iraq. Really? I debunked this lie too as we know it was a case of a mistaken decimal point for a period from one of these sites that had made an error. Go figure then how much he verifies and validates his intel too. ☹ They are all just liars. Get it?

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Formal Articles are below. Due to FACEBOOK limitations they do not print my RED colored fonts or italics, so my comments are in brackets ( ) throughout the articles. I will preface my comments with “Mnt Goat” so you know I am jumping in with observations. Also, I separated the articles with asterisks. 

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YET ANOTHER HIT FOR THE UN AGENDA FOR A “ONE WORLD ORDER” GOVERNMENT.

TRUMP SAYS USA WILL NOT SUPPORT A GLOBAL CURRENCY WHILE HE IS PRESIDENT!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: REPLACE THE DOLLAR WITH GOLD AS THE GLOBAL CURRENCY TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

Ralph Benko Contributor

President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:

Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GLOBAL ANTHEM, A GLOBAL CURRENCY OR A GLOBAL FLAG.

This is the United States of America that I’m representing.

There's a keen insight in there that could, just maybe, transform our lives, America, and the world. No "global currency?"

Was this, with the poetic observation that “there is no such thing as a global anthem…or a global flag,” just a trope? Or could it contain a political portent with potential high impact on world financial markets? Let’s drill down.

As it happens, there is a global currency.

It’s called the "U.S. dollar.”

Most international trade is priced in dollars. The Bretton Woods international monetary system invested the dollar, which then was defined as and (internationally) was legally convertible to gold at $35/oz, with global currency status. France’s then-finance minister, later its president, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, called the “reserve currency” status

of the dollar -- its status, along with gold, as global currency -- an “exorbitant privilege.”

(Mnt Goat - But what Trump is talking about is not letting the UN have the global currency and the power that goes a long with it. Yes the USD is ways is a global currency by more of a common trading platform more than anything else. He knows the hidden agenda of the UN for the world and if they did succeed in getting “their form” of a global currency it would be the power that they needed to transform the world into their ideology. Already we see the impact of 28 years of the this UN ideology on the world and what is has done. Is this really what we want more of for the future? Hidden G20 summits and secret Bilderberg meetings?

Trump must now undo this mess and bring prosperity and abundance back to the USA and by doing so to the rest of the world. This has been the problem all along here. I am not surprised he sees it and he knows what to target)

By this d'Estaing was alluding to the fact, as summarized at Wikipedia, that "As American economist Barry Eichengreen summarized: 'It costs only a few cents for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to produce a $100 bill, but other countries had to pony up $100 of actual goods in order to obtain one.'" That privilege, which made great sense during the period immediately after World War II, became a curse.

In 1971 President Nixon, under the influence of his Svengali-like Treasury Secretary John Connally, "suspend[ed] temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold." That closure proved durable instead of temporary. The dollar became, and remains, the world's global (media of exchange ) currency.

What had been an “exorbitant privilege” devolved into an exorbitant liability. As my former professional colleague John D. Mueller, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, formerly Rep. Jack Kemp's chief economist, writing in the Wall Street Journal in Trump's Real Trade Problem Is Money recently and astutely observed:

a monetary system based on a reserve currency is unsustainable, since foreign official dollar reserves (for example) are acquired and must be repaid in goods. In other words, the increase in official dollar reserves

equals the net exports of the rest of the world, which means it must also equal U.S. international payments deficits—an unsustainable situation.

In other words, if President Trump wishes to address America’s merchandise trade deficit (balanced to perfection, of course, by a capital accounts surplus) he will find that allowing the dollar to be used as the global currency is the real snake in the economic woodpile. The dollar’s burden as the international reserve currency, not currency manipulation by our trading partners or bad treaties, is the true villain in the ongoing melodrama of crummy job creation.

Mueller’s Wall Street Journal column enumerates the three options open to President Trump:

First, muddle along under the current “dollar standard,” a position supported by resigned foreigners and some nostalgic Americans—among them Bryan Riley and William Wilson at the Heritage Foundation, and James Pethokoukis at the American Enterprise Institute.

Second, turn the International Monetary Fund into a world central bank issuing paper (e.g., special drawing rights) reserves—as proposed in 1943 by Keynes, since the 1960s by Robert A. Mundell, and in 2009 by Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China.

Drawbacks: This kind of standard is highly political and the allocation of special drawing rights essentially arbitrary, since the IMF produces no goods.

Third, adopt a modernized international gold standard, as proposed in the 1960s by Rueff and in 1984 by his protégé Lewis E. Lehrman …and then-Rep. Jack Kemp.

To “muddle along” would, of course, be entirely antithetical to Trump’s promise to Make America Great Again. It would destroy his crucial commitment to get the economy growing at 3%+ -- vastly faster than it has for the past 17 years -- which also happens to be the recipe for robust job creation and upward income mobility for workers. It also is the essential ingredient for balancing the federal budget while rebuilding our infrastructure and military.

To turn the IMF into a world central bank would, of course, be anathema to Trump’s economic nationalism. To subordinate the dollar to the IMF’s SDR would be equivalent to lowering Old Glory and replacing the American flag with the flag of the United Nations on every flagpole in America. Unthinkable under a Trump administration.

That leaves the third option, to “adopt a modernized international gold

standard, as proposed in the 1960s by Rueff and in 1984 by his protégé Lewis E. Lehrman … and then-Rep. Jack Kemp” (whose eponymous foundation I advise). To this one should add, as Forbes.com contributor Nathan Lewis has shrewdly observed, the removal of tax and regulatory barriers to the use of gold as currency.

As I have repeatedly observed Donald Trump shows a strong affinity for gold. He has also shown a keen intuitive grasp of how the gold standard was crucial to having made America great:

Donald Trump: “We used to have a very, very solid country because it was based on a gold standard,” he told WMUR television in New Hampshire in March last year. But he said it would be tough to bring it back because “we don’t have the gold. Other places have the gold.”

Trump’s comment to GQ: "Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy, would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money."

Trump has been misled to believe that “we don’t have the gold. Other places have the gold.” In fact, the United States, Germany, and the IMF together have about as much gold as the rest of the world combined and America has well more than Germany and the IMF combined. [Note: This column has been updated to clarify that the United States has well more gold than Germany and the IMF combined but not, as originally stated, more than twice as much.]

We have the gold. Bringing back the gold standard would not be very hard to do.

Trump's politically unique intuition that “We used to have a very, very solid country because it was based on a gold standard” is no trivial matter. It is true. And as I have written elsewhere:

Marc Levinson writing recently in The Wall Street Journal provides a very pessimistic view for the American Dream, “Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore: The long boom after World War II left Americans with unrealistic expectations, but there’s no going back to that unusual Golden Age" [He wrote:]

"People who had thought themselves condemned to be sharecroppers in the Alabama Cotton Belt or day laborers in the boot heel of Italy found opportunities they could never have imagined. The French called this period les trente glorieuses, the 30 glorious years. Germans spoke of the Wirtschaftswunder, the economic miracle, while the Japanese, more modestly, referred to “the era of high economic growth.” In the English-speaking countries, it has more commonly been called the Golden Age.

"The Golden Age was the first sustained period of economic growth in most countries since the 1920s. But it was built on far more than just pent-up demand and the stimulus of the postwar baby boom. Unprecedented productivity growth around the world made the Golden Age possible. In the 25 years that ended in 1973, the amount produced in an hour of work roughly doubled in the U.S. and Canada, tripled in Europe and quintupled in Japan.

"Ever since the Golden Age vanished amid the gasoline lines of 1973, political leaders in every wealthy country have insisted that the right policies will bring back those heady days. Voters who have been trained to expect that their leaders can deliver something more than ordinary are likely to find reality disappointing."

Levinson, whose column uses “Golden Age” as its leitmotif, strangely fails to make the connection between, or even explore, THE FACT THAT THE ERA HE CALLS THE GOLDEN AGE CORRELATED PRECISELY WITH AMERICA (and the world) being on a form of gold standard, particularly the modified gold standard known as the Bretton Woods System. (Bretton Woods had the inherent flaw of using the dollar as an international reserve asset but, until that flaw undermined it, it served equitable prosperity.)

What would be the outcome of Trump's following his instincts and going for the gold?

Prosperity, that's what.

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan just provided a barely noticed Big Reveal. In an interview with the World Gold Council’s Gold Investor Chairman Greenspan, stating “I VIEW GOLD AS THE PRIMARY GLOBAL CURRENCY,” went on to explicitly reveal, for the first time to my knowledge, that “When I was Chair of the Federal Reserve I used to testify before US Congressman Ron Paul, who was a very strong advocate of gold. We had some interesting discussions. I TOLD HIM THAT US MONETARY POLICY TRIED TO FOLLOW SIGNALS THAT A GOLD STANDARD WOULD HAVE CREATED.

The period of "following signals that a gold standard would have created,"

called the Great Moderation under President Clinton, was one of the most equitably prosperous in modern American history. That era saw the creation of over 20 million jobs. Robust growth converted the federal deficit into a surplus. It was, if only virtually rather than institutionally, a golden age.

After the Fed abandoned its Great Moderation AMERICA EXPERIENCED ALMOST NO NET JOB CREATION UNDER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND VERY MEDIOCRE JOB CREATION UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA.

I want the American Dream back. We all do, very much including President Trump.

How might President Trump go about turning this around? He has a unique opening to forcefully pivot America toward epic prosperity.

As Paul-Martin Foss of the Menger Center astutely points out the Federal Reserve Board currently has three vacancies. If Trump were to fill those vacancies with three sophisticated gold standard advocates from the short list of Lewis E. Lehrman (whose eponymous Institute I formerly served), Dr. Judy Shelton (who served as an advisor on his presidential economic transition team), former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, and John Allison, former CEO of BB&T (preferably as vice chairman for regulation)

the president would create a super “beachhead team” at the Fed to seriously restore equitable prosperity.

These appointments would be the safe and sure first steps out of economic stagnation for America. Couple these with a White House “Team B” to plan the enactment of the Jack Kemp Gold Standard Act and removal of the regulatory and tax barriers to using gold as currency. THEN WATCH AN AMERICAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE TAKE PLACE.

Mr. President: “No such thing as a global currency?” The dollar is the global currency. Want prosperity? Heed Chairman Greenspan and do not just view but restore "gold as the primary global currency.” President Trump: replace the dollar with gold as the global currency to make America great again. We have the gold.

(Mnt Goat – First I want to say I am so impressed that the USA finally stood up and elected a real leader. I was wondering when American would wake up. This article shows just how intelligent this Trump really is.

So here you have it right from the mouth of Trump. The USA is NOT yet on the gold standard. So why all this rubbish from these gurus that we are and that there is some TRN coming out already that is gold backed. So hang on and read this article carefully.

I have read many, many prophecies on the future of America and the world. Most mention a period of the “golden age” of prosperity. Could Trump be that miracle man that we have been waiting for to lead us to this prosperity and abundance? Is this the period now we are in? Also these prophecies tell of a darkness that will try to avoid this from happening. They will try everything in their power to not let this happen. Could this be the Pelosi and Shummers of the world? …the “deep state” ? Just asking….

Folks there is just too much coincidences happening and too many parallels with Iraq and the USA. Youi really have to settle down and quiet your mind and just think about it all rationally. We are in a HUGE transition period. We have the power to bring it sooner than later. We can make this happen. I have been telling you all along who the bad guys are and who the good guys are. Many of you refuse to believe. Instead you are already brainwashed by these charlatans. The Trump administration shows me more and more everyday that this is much more than just a man that won the election and now business and politics as usual. Just his recent trip to Anbar and his ability to work out decades of hatred with North Korea and finally end that crisis shows me this is a man of real God anointed power. This is something almost spiritual and awakening. Remember when leaders or managers take positions there is often different leadership styles for different situations. Trump may seem on the surface mean and grumpy but is that not what we need right now to clean up this obvious Agenda 21 crap an get these crooks out of our government (drain the swamp)? Folks he is not playing games. He is serious and he is going to move ahead with or without these charlatans coming onboard. Are you listening to me? )

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THE DETERMINATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE LAW OF OIL AND GAS, DURING THE CURRENT PARLIAMENTARY SESSION

Sabah) Baghdad: Shaima Rashid - Member of the Committee on oil and energy parliamentary on the reform and reconstruction movement, Ali Aboudi, the determination of the Committee on the passage of the law of oil and gas, during the current parliamentary session.

Aboudi said in a statement to «morning»: The adoption of the law of oil and gas will be a priority in the work of the Committee, especially since there is a sincere intention within the Committee to be the priority of the laws of interest to the people ».

"This law is very important and there will be some revenue that can be passed by law," he said, calling on political forces to have a consistent and unified vision on the law.

He added that there are many laws within the Committee of Oil and Gas Committee started to prepare them for approval within the parliament, stressing the need to be seeking to pass laws that concern the people and join the process of distribution of wealth 

And oil.

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INTERVENE IMMEDIATELY TO STOP THE BLEEDING OF IRAQI MONEY AND STOLEN

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) MP asked for a block of state law high Nassif Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, to intervene immediately to stop the bleeding of Iraqi money and stolen in high technical ways, as does the company card, the Minister of Trade to remove the network mafias nestled in the ministry after we lost Hope in regulators ".

Nassif said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, "Among the violations of the company Card is to receive a commission of 10,000 dinars for each salary returned to the state as a result of not receiving pensioner salary after a year, in addition to the deduction of the lifting commission originally, is a loss to the state, and banks have no authority over the salaries that enter the system in terms of disbursement and suspension.

She explained that "Card” deals with amounts up to billions of dinars, which is part of the salaries of employees of the state departments and retirees, and this carries the risks of money laundering, which has already proved several cases, including in Kirkuk, in addition to the smuggling of POS devices out of Iraq such as Turkey and the withdrawal of large sums of money" .

"It is also possible to ascertain the Office of Financial Control that the budget of the company since 2014 has not been ratified because of several violations and abuses in it, and this is one of the reasons not to support the reconciliation of the accounts of rational and Rafidain with the Office of Financial Control so far since 2014.

"The company can stop the salaries of all employees of the State Departments and retirees at the touch of a button because they are the sole owner of the database and keep them outside Iraq and the bank can not give any statistics until after reference," and stressed the need for intervention by the Prime Minister to stop the theft of Iraqi money In these high technical ways, with the IMPORTANCE OF THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE TO EXCLUDE THE CORRUPTION MAFIA NESTING IN THE MINISTRY after we have been affected by the intervention of regulators. "

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US FORCES TO LEAVE SYRIA, BE STATIONED IN KURDISTAN: REPORT

(Mnt Goat – I told you so and so now it comes out in the news. Here it is.)

ERBIL – The United States is reportedly trying to strengthen its presence in the Kurdistan Region, a report said, pointing out that those US forces who are expected to be pulled out of Syria, will be stationed in Erbil province.

Earlier on Wednesday President Donald Trump said that he would withdraw the US troops from Syria, stating that the war against the Islamic State (IS) is over in the region and that the militant group was defeated.

Iraqi Media al-Hurra TV channel cited an official from the US Department of Defense as saying that his country would soon evacuate 2,130 soldiers from Syria and that will deploy them to Kurdistan Region’s Erbil province.

Earlier the year on April 23, US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman announced the establishment of a new Consulate building in Erbil in cooperation with Kurdistan Region (KRG).

“The building will be a tangible sign to the continuous commitment of the US to engage with and assist the KRG and its people to build a strong region, within a unified, democratic, and prosperous Iraq,” the US envoy was quoted by Kurdistan 24 during a press conference in Erbil where the former Consul General Ken Gross was attending, as well.

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IRAQI LAWMAKERS CRITICIZE TRUMP VISIT AS BLOW TO IRAQI SOVEREIGNTY

(Mnt Goat – Just like a warned everyone that the news media would put their own little spin on Trumps visit to Iraq and find a way to bash him. Just so everyone knows that there was NO violation of sovereignty since the Iraqi government did know about the visit. There was no meeting with Iraqi officials due to the timing of the meeting and still the uncertain security situation. The renewed “US-Iraqi Status of Forces Agreement” (SOFA) is still in force and legally allows US forces to travel to Iraqi bases. This was renewed in order for the US to come into Iraq and help fight ISIS. Remember?

So this article is a bunch of bullshit once again by the FAKE news media. I also want to note that on the BIG(bullshit) Call with Bruce last night he clearly lied and told everyone the meeting took place with government officials. Really? Then if this meeting did take place then why do we have 4 articles telling us it didn’t and here is yet another one?)

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi political and militia leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday as a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, and lawmakers said a MEETING BETWEEN TRUMP AND IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ADEL ABDUL MAHDI WAS CANCELED DUE TO A DISAGREEMENT OVER VENUE.

Sabah al Saadi, the leader of the Islah parliamentary bloc, called for an emergency session of parliament “to discuss this blatant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and to stop these aggressive actions by Trump who should know his limits: The U.S. occupation of Iraq is over.”

The Bina bloc, Islah’s rival in parliament and led by IRAN-BACKED MILITIA LEADER HADI AL-AMIRI, ALSO OBJECTED TO TRUMP’S TRIP TO IRAQ.

“Trump’s visit is a flagrant and clear violation of diplomatic norms and shows his disdain and hostility in his dealings with the Iraqi government,” said a statement from Bina.

ABDUL MAHDI’S OFFICE SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT U.S. AUTHORITIES HAD INFORMED IRAQ’S LEADERSHIP OF THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT AHEAD OF TIME. The statement said the Iraqi prime minister and U.S. president talked by telephone due to a “disagreement over how to conduct the meeting.”

Iraqi lawmakers told Reuters that the pair had disagreed over where their planned meeting should take place: Trump had asked to meet at the Ain al-Asad military base, an offer which Abdul Mahdi declined.

Trump’s visit comes amid a backdrop of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran, as Washington seeks to counter Iran’s sway in the Middle East. The formation of Iraq’s government has stalled as well amid intensifying discord between the Islah and Bina blocs.

Falih Khazali, a former militia leader turned politician allied with Bina, accused the United States of wanting to increase its presence in Iraq. “The American leadership was defeated in Iraq and wants to return again under any pretext, and this is what we will never allow,” he said.

Bina said Trump’s visit “places many question marks on the nature of the U.S. military presence and its real objectives, and what these objectives could pose to the security of Iraq.”

While there has been no full-scale violence in Iraq since Islamic State suffered a series of defeats last year, SOME 5,200 U.S. TROOPS TRAIN AND ADVISE IRAQI FORCES STILL WAGING A CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE MILITANT GROUP.

Islah is headed by populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Sadr has long opposed the U.S. presence in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. He led two uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shi’ite leaders to also distance himself from Iran.

Iraq’s Shi’ite militias, also known as the PMF, many of which are supported by Iran, oppose the presence of U.S. troops in the region. The PMF was made formally part of the security forces this year after helping the military defeat Islamic State in Iraq in 2017.

Qais al-Khazali, the leader of the powerful Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia said on Twitter, “Iraqis will respond with a parliamentary decision to oust your (U.S.) military forces. And if they do not leave, we have the experience and the ability to remove them by other means that your forces are familiar with.”

“We won’t get anything from America,” said Baghdad resident Mohammad Abdullah. “They’ve been in Iraq 16 years, and they haven’t given anything to the country except destruction and devastation. ”Some Iraqis, however, were less concerned with the U.S. president’s visit.

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ABADI REFUSED TRUMP’S VISIT TO IRAQ: NOT COMMENSURATE WITH DIPLOMATIC NORMS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – President of the al- Nasr coalition Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday that he rejected the visit by US President Donald Trump to Iraq , pointing out that this method would harm the bilateral relations between Iraq and America.

“We reject the way in which US President Donald Trump’s visit to Iraq took place,” Abadi said in a statement. “This method is not commensurate with diplomatic norms.”

Abadi said that “dealing with Iraq and sovereignty in this way will harm the Iraqi-US relations,” calling on the countries of the region and the world to “realize that Iraq is strong and dear and sovereignty is in the interests of security and stability in the region and the world.”

Trump reveals fears that accompanied his visit to Iraq: We were taken by a dark plane.

Suron: Trump’s visit is a provocation to the victims of terrorism and an indication of how much the Great Satan has taken lightly. He added that “the reconciliation requires the support of Iraq to strengthen its unity and security and prosperity and sovereignty,” pointing out that “the achievements and victory achieved by Iraq and the fullness and defeat of the fighters will remain large, and dazzled the whole world through which the imposition of Iraq signed in the region and the world and can not go back.”

THE WHITE HOUSE SAID WEDNESDAY THAT US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAD ARRIVED IN IRAQ AND THAT TRUMP HAD DENIED ANY PLANS TO WITHDRAW HIS TROOPS FROM IRAQ.

The office of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said that the US authorities informed the Iraqi authorities of the visit of US President Donald Trump to Iraq, adding that Trump invited Abdul Mahdi to visit Washington.

(Mnt Goat – Who cares what the hell Abadi says. He is not longer the PM. I wish all these past presidents and PM would stop trying to still represent the govt. We see this too in the USA. Let the current administration handle these situations their way. So now we have both Nori al- Mialiki’s and Abadi’s big mouths and 2 cents to worry about…lol..lol..lol..

VIETNAM UPDATE, 28 DEC

KTFA: Vietnam

Samson:  Vietnam : State Treasury raises $7.09 billion via G-bonds

27th December, 2018

The State Treasury of Việt Nam mobilised nearly VNĐ165.8trillion (US$7.09 billion) through Government bond auctions on the Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX) in 2018.

In the last session of Government bond auctions this year on December 26 at the HNX, the State Treasury mobilised VNĐ4.31 trillion of G-bonds. Some VNĐ10 trillion worth of G-bonds were offered, including 10-year bonds and 15-year bonds valued at VNĐ5 trillion each.

Accordingly, the State Treasury raised VNĐ4 trillion worth of 10-year bonds with an average yield rate of 5.1 per cent per year, the same rate offered in the previous auction on December 19.

Bonds with a 15-year term raised VNĐ10 billion at an annual interest of 5.3 per cent, the same rate offered in the previous auction. A total of VNĐ3 trillion was raised in the sub-session sales for the 10-year and 15-year bonds.   LINK
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Samson:  Việt Nam’s exports more sophisticated: World Bank

28th December, 2018

Việt Nam was seeing an increase in the share of higher-value manufacturing exports, such as phones, computers, cameras and electronics

Việt Nam’s exports have become more sophisticated with an impressive diversification of exports and increases in higher-value manufacturing exports, according to a recent World Bank report.

The report found that manufacturing exports now accounted for about 85 per cent of total exports, up from 65 per cent in 2010, driven by dynamic growth in the export-oriented foreign sector. Higher-value manufacturing exports, such as phones, computers, cameras, electronics and related components, increased from a 5 per cent share in 2010 to an estimated 35 per cent in 2018.

At the same time, the share of primary commodities fell steadily, with oil exports down from nearly 7 per cent of total exports in 2010 to about 1.3 per cent in October 2018. However, the report noted that Việt Nam suffered from underdeveloped supply chains, heavy reliance on imports of raw materials and a lack of part-supplying industries. These problems must be addressed to enhance value added and sustain export competitiveness amidst inevitable wage increases, the report said.

Việt Nam also maintained diversified market destinations for its exports with the US and China among the most important trade partners, per the report. “Having diversified export markets helped Việt Nam to sustain export gains and to mitigate economic risks from external economic fluctuations,” wrote the report.

New trade agreements would give Việt Nam the opportunity to increase its market access for exports and new sources of foreign investment, the report said, adding that Việt Nam had already signed numerous free trade deals with two more major trade pacts on track to come into effect in the near future, namely the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership and the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement.

“Lowering trade costs was critical to boosting exports, improving competitiveness and enhancing integration in the global value chains,” the report noted.

As room for continued tariff reduction was narrowing, further reductions in trade costs could only be achieved by reducing costs of non-tariff measures and logistics costs. The report pointed out Việt Nam’s high trade costs resulted mainly from the high cost of compliance with non-tariff measures.

The report cited statistics that documentary compliance time for non-tariff measures for imports in Việt Nam was two-and-a-half times higher than the average of 28 hours of four ASEAN-4 countries of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. The time for documentary compliance for exports in Việt Nam was 50 hours, more than twice the ASEAN-4 average.

The current system of non-tariff measures in Việt Nam remained complex together with overlapping procedures and a lack of interagency co-ordination. “Việt Nam should make every effort to establish a least-cost and transparency system of non-tariff measures with uniform and consistent definition and classification in accordance with international standards and clear policy objectives,” the report suggested. The establishment of a national committee on trade facilitation and national single window was critical to enhancing interagency co-ordination, according to the report.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Việt Nam needed to participate deeply in the global value chain to promote high-value exports.   LINK
Samson:  Vietnam : Improved business climate helps economy

28th December, 2018

The Vietnamese economy grew 7.08 per cent in 2018, the highest growth rate for the past 11 years, fuelled by an improved business climate, positive economic structure transformation and impressive exports, the latest updates from the General Statistics Office (GSO) revealed.

GSO’s General Director Nguyễn Bích Lâm said at the conference on Thursday that the economy had a very impressive year with record growth of the agro-forestry-fishery sector, new firms, foreign tourist arrivals, disbursed foreign direct investment and trade surplus.
The Vietnamese economy scale reached VNĐ5.535 quadrillion (US$240 billion) with GDP per capita at $2,587, up by $198 over 2017, according to GSO. Of note, the economic growth quality also improved significantly, Lâm said.

The total factor productivity (TFP), which measures the contribution of supply-side production factors to economic growth, contributed 43.5 per to GDP growth and averaged 43.29 per cent in the 2016-18 period, much higher than the average of 33.58 per cent of the 2011-15 period. Labour productivity was estimated at $4,522, up by $346 over the previous year. The incremental capital output ratio (ICOR) (the additional capital required to increase one unit of output) receded from 6.11 in 2017 to 5.95 in 2018, reflecting that capital efficiency improved, Lâm said.

In overall GDP growth, the agro-forestry-fishery sector contributed 8.7 per cent, the industry and construction sector 48.6 per cent and the services sector 42.7 per cent.

 The country ran a record surplus of $7.2 billion in 2018, of which, the domestic sector posted a trade deficit of $25.6 billion and the foreign-invested sector a trade surplus of $32.8 billion (including crude oil).

 However, the export growth of the domestic sector was higher than the foreign-invested sector, Lâm said, citing statistics that the export growth of the former was 15.9 per cent, higher than 12.9 per cent of the latter.

Regarding foreign direct investment (FDI), despite a fall of 13.9 per cent in registered capital to $25.57 billion, the disbursed capital reached a record of $19.1 billion, up by 9.1 per cent over 2017, statistics showed. According to Lâm, the improved business climate and positive results of the economic structure transformation were major drivers for economic growth in 2018
Lâm added that the economic growth momentum would continue in 2019 and the National Assembly’s economic growth target at 6.8 per cent could be achieved. 


Lâm said that Việt Nam needed to focus on improving its business climate and hastening administrative procedures to create favourable conditions for businesses and reviewing the legal system for adjustments to effectively implement new-generation free trade agreements. In addition, the country should also attach special attention to promoting the application of advanced technologies.

Inflation target fulfilled

Việt Nam’s consumer price index (CPI) rose by 3.54 per cent, fulfilling the National Assembly’s target of keeping CPI at below 4 per cent in 2018. GSO’s statistics showed that CPI dropped by 0.25 per cent over the previous month. Significant drops in fuel prices dragged down the CPI in December.

In the domestic market, petrol prices were reduced twice in December with a total decrease of VNĐ1,830 per litre for Ron A95 and VNĐ1,840 for biofuel E5. On average, petrol prices dropped by 10.77 per cent against November. Drops in fuel  Gas prices also fell by 9.64 per cent. Transportation and housing and building materials were the only two categories in 11 categories of the CPI product basket to see drops in prices in December.

Core inflation (excluding food, fresh foodstuffs, energy, healthcare and education services) rose 1.48 per cent in 2018, fulfilling the target of capping the index at below 1.6 per cent, reflecting the effectiveness and stability of the monetary policies, GSO said.   LINK
​Samson:  Vietnam to have first domestic chip cards in Q1 2019

25th December, 2018

All ATMs and POSs in Việt Nam will accept chip cards by the end of 2021

Việt Nam’s first domestic chip cards will be launched in the first quarter of next year to enhance safety and service quality of the country’s bank card operations, according to the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS).

NAPAS said that it was co-operating with six commercial banks to run a trial of the new domestic chip cards before the official launch. The new cards will meet standards set for domestic chip cards using contact and contactless chip technology issued by the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) in October this year, NAPAS said, adding it will be also compatible with EMV standards as well as standards of international card organisations such as Visa, MasterCard, JCB and UnionPay.

The SBV plans to have at least 30 per cent of active cards in the country meeting the domestic chip card standards by the end of 2020. The number will rise to 60 per cent by the end of 2021 and 100 per cent by the end of 2022. To meet the plan, SBV has required banks, card-issuing institutions and point of sale (POS) terminal suppliers to have all their automatic teller machines (ATM) and POS to accept chip cards by the end of 2021.  SBV estimates that Việt Nam currently has some 70 million bank cards with magnetic strips, which can be easily hacked due to weak security features.

International card-issuing organisations have asked Vietnamese banks to switch to chip cards that meet EMV standards to increase safety amidst growing card information thefts. Security experts have also warned that Việt Nam’s delayed transition to chip technology could put the country at risk of becoming a ‘haven’ for card criminals from around the world as it is among the few countries where the use of magnetic swipe cards is still prevalent.

The Ministry of Public Security’s C50 Division has arrested dozens of suspects on charges of criminal theft and identity theft in ATM and bank card-related crimes between 2015 and 2018, with damages ranging from hundred thousands to billions of Vietnamese đồng. However, many local banks have still postponed shifting to chip cards mainly due to concerns over high investment costs.

According to banks, issuing a chip card can cost them some US$1.5 - 2.5. It means that they will have to spend between US$105 - 175 million for the transition, not to mention the additional costs of upgrading their ATM machines and core banking systems to adapt to the change.   LINK

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Samson:  Vietnam to have first domestic chip cards in Q1 2019

25th December, 2018

All ATMs and POSs in Việt Nam will accept chip cards by the end of 2021

Việt Nam’s first domestic chip cards will be launched in the first quarter of next year to enhance safety and service quality of the country’s bank card operations, according to the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS).

NAPAS said that it was co-operating with six commercial banks to run a trial of the new domestic chip cards before the official launch. The new cards will meet standards set for domestic chip cards using contact and contactless chip technology issued by the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) in October this year, NAPAS said, adding it will be also compatible with EMV standards as well as standards of international card organisations such as Visa, MasterCard, JCB and UnionPay.
The SBV plans to have at least 30 per cent of active cards in the country meeting the domestic chip card standards by the end of 2020. The number will rise to 60 per cent by the end of 2021 and 100 per cent by the end of 2022. To meet the plan, SBV has required banks, card-issuing institutions and point of sale (POS) terminal suppliers to have all their automatic teller machines (ATM) and POS to accept chip cards by the end of 2021.  SBV estimates that Việt Nam currently has some 70 million bank cards with magnetic strips, which can be easily hacked due to weak security features.

International card-issuing organisations have asked Vietnamese banks to switch to chip cards that meet EMV standards to increase safety amidst growing card information thefts. Security experts have also warned that Việt Nam’s delayed transition to chip technology could put the country at risk of becoming a ‘haven’ for card criminals from around the world as it is among the few countries where the use of magnetic swipe cards is still prevalent.

The Ministry of Public Security’s C50 Division has arrested dozens of suspects on charges of criminal theft and identity theft in ATM and bank card-related crimes between 2015 and 2018, with damages ranging from hundred thousands to billions of Vietnamese đồng. However, many local banks have still postponed shifting to chip cards mainly due to concerns over high investment costs.

According to banks, issuing a chip card can cost them some US$1.5 - 2.5. It means that they will have to spend between US$105 - 175 million for the transition, not to mention the additional costs of upgrading their ATM machines and core banking systems to adapt to the change.   LINK

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Samson:  Vietnam beats Singapore to top ASEAN’s IPO markets

28th December, 2018

Việt Nam has leapt to become Southeast Asia’s top grossing market for initial public offerings in 2018 with total proceeds of US$2.6 billion.

Singapore, who lost its crown to Việt Nam, retreated to fourth position this year with total IPO value of just $500 million. Thailand ranked second with total proceeds of $2.5 billion and Indonesia was in the third place with $1.2 billion, data from global consultant firm Ernst and Young (EY) showed.

Việt Nam’s rise was attributed to large IPO deals in the country as its Government pushed ahead with equitisation of big State-owned corporations.

The five biggest IPOs of State-owned enterprises have raised more than VNĐ19.2 trillion ($821 million). They included PetroVietnam Power Coporation (PV Power), Bình Sơn Refining and Petrochemical Corp JSC (BSR), PetroVietnam Oil Corp (PV Oil), Việt Nam Rubber Group (VRG) and Việt Nam Southern Food Corp (Vinafood II).

The IPO of PV Power was the biggest deal with proceeds of almost VNĐ7 trillion; followed by BSR with VNĐ5.57 trillion and PV Oil with VNĐ4.2 trillion. VRG and Vinafood II each earned the Vietnamese Government over VNĐ1 trillion for their IPOs. The biggest deal, however, belonged to a private company – the $1.35 billion IPO by Vinhomes, a real estate arm of Vingroup. This is also the largest ever in Việt Nam and Southeast Asia’s second biggest deal in 2018.

Việt Nam’s rise is among few performers which saw growth in IPO activities. About 1,359 IPOs were carried out globally, down 21 per cent year-on-year, but total proceeds rose 6 per cent to $204.8 billion thanks to mega deals such as the $21.1 billion IPO by Japanese SoftBank, $7.5 billion IPO by China Tower and $5.4 billion IPO by China’s mobile phone company Xiaomi.

In Southeast Asia, besides Việt Nam, only Indonesia has had a busy IPO market with yearly growth of 66 per cent while the rest of the region, including major financial hub Singapore, witnessed declines.

According to experts, global trade wars, political tensions and volatile markets in the second half of this year have had an adverse impact on businesses, causing some delays in their listing schedules.

In the next three years, with more State-owned enterprises being equitised, Việt Nam is expected to remain at the top of Southeast Asia’s IPO league, according to a report from Baker McKenzie and Oxford Economics compiled by CNBC.

Big IPOs expected in 2019 will include Mobifone, Việt Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), EVNGenco 1 and 2 and Agribank.   LINK

FRANK26 & ARTHUR UPDATE, 28 DEC

KTFA:

Frank26:
  HAD TO LET THEM TELL YOU FIRST KONA ............ BUT ........... IF YOU ARE A STUDENT WITH ME .......................... THEN NOW YOU UNDERSTAND .............(wink)  ...................... WHO GETS SYRIA

Don961:  MOSCOW: Iran's presence in Syria is no longer justified

- 11 Hours Ago

MOSCOW - Russia's special envoy and deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Thursday sent a precise message to Iran in an interview with the Bloomberg news agency that there was no justification for the Iranian presence or the existence of militias loyal to it.
"They will have no reason to stay there if Syrian sovereignty is restored and the territorial integrity of the country is restored," Bogdanov said, commenting on the presence of Iranian forces loyal to them in Syria.

Observers considered that the words of Bogdanov aims to reassure the United States and behind Israel that the Iranian presence is no longer justified, and that it is decided, especially after the United States announced its withdrawal from Syrian territory.
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Observers noted that the requirement of the unity of Syrian territory and the sovereignty of the government on them is no longer difficult as the negotiations of Astana and the understanding of the three influential countries on the ground (Russia, Iran and Turkey) on the foundations of the solution and the need to accelerate it.

The sudden US withdrawal from Syria has brought Russia primarily responsible for the solution in Syria, putting it under pressure and pushing it to exert pressure on countries such as Iran and Turkey and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to reach a formula that would end the foreign presence in the country and respond to US concerns. And Israel.

Russia's various assurances to stop the Israeli bombardment of Iranian and Hezbollah positions have failed, which could prompt Russia to seriously pressure Iran and persuade it to withdraw so as not to fail Moscow's efforts to build a solution in Syria in line with its vision and interests and preserve the interests of the US-allied regional states.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that his country was defending what it called its "red lines" in Syria, stressing Israel's refusal to consolidate the Iranian presence there after a series of raids carried out by Tel Aviv in Syria.

Bogdanov, President Vladimir Putin's envoy to the Middle East, said his country welcomed the return of rapprochement between Syria and some Arab countries, including Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's visit to Damascus last week.

"I think that the Arab countries now realize that the decision to freeze Syria Has been of no use, and we see the importance of the return of relations between Syria and the Arabs. "
The Arabs   link

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Don961:  Friday، 28 December 2018 11:01 PM

Don961:  Australian PM arrives in Iraq to visit troops: source

Australian PM Scott Morrison

Two days after Trump's surprise visit, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived in Iraq on Friday in an unannounced visit to check his country's military personnel, a government source said.

Morrison arrived to Iraq on board of an Australian cargo plane with the commander of Australian forces, the source said, adding that he visited the Australian military base Taji Camp north of Baghdad.

Morrison did not meet any Iraqi official, the source said, adding that he checked nearly 800 Australian soldiers serving as trainers of the Iraqi armed forces.

The purpose of Morrison's visit was to congratulate the Australian military on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year and to convey the greetings and appreciation of the Australian government and people.

US President Donald Trump arrived in Iraq on Wednesday, accompanied by US First Lady Melania Trump and other US officials, in a quick, secret visit, prompting angry responses of political parties that are believed to be loyal to Iran    link

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Courtesy of Dinar Guru

Arthur  
GOI + HCL= RV.  GOI wise... its gonna require the voting in of the 3 remaining important ministers or the PM temporarily absorbing these ministries by proxy.

As for the HCL "Parliamentary intention to pass the law «oil and gas.

" A member of the oil and energy parliamentary committee on the reform and reconstruction movement, Ali Aboudi, the determination of his committee to approve the law of oil and gas, during the current parliamentary session."

 He went on to state the importance of passing this law now and that they need to "join the process of distributing the oil wealth to the people."

There is a direct correlation as to why we have never seen an implemented HCL and we have not seen the deletion of the zeros.

IMO the HCL was always designed to be distributed in revaluated IQD. There is question as to whether the RV needs the HCL or the HCL needs the RV but either way they go hand in hand and need each other.

The timing of this article is by no means coincidental. Nor was the "secret" visit of the POTUS to Iraq. The beginning of the 1st quarter of 2019 is looking very promising indeed.

DINAR GURUS UPDATE, 28 DEC

12-28-2018   Newshound/Intel Guru Mnt Goat   I am hopeful that 2019 will finally be our year. Right now, it is surely shaping up that way. I can’t predict if the reinstatement will happen right at the first week in January but I will say it is very close as we see many signs. Yes, the CBI is still targeting sometime in January as this is the BEST time to do the reinstatement (but not the ONLY time they can do it).

12-28-2018  
 Newshound/Intel Guru Arthur   There is a direct correlation as to why we have never seen an implemented HCL and we have not seen the deletion of the zeros. IMO the HCL was always designed to be distributed in revaluated IQD. There is question as to whether the RV needs the HCL or the HCL needs the RV but either way they go hand in hand and need each other. The timing of this article is by no means coincidental. Nor was the "secret" visit of the POTUS to Iraq. The beginning of the 1st quarter of 2019 is looking very promising indeed.   [post 2 of 2]

12-28-2018   Newshound/Intel Guru Arthur   GOI + HCL= RV.  GOI wise... its gonna require the voting in of the 3 remaining important ministers or the PM temporarily absorbing these ministries by proxy.  As for the HCL "Parliamentary intention to pass the law «oil and gas." A member of the oil and energy parliamentary committee on the reform and reconstruction movement, Ali Aboudi, the determination of his committee to approve the law of oil and gas, during the current parliamentary session."   He went on to state the importance of passing this law now and that they need to "join the process of distributing the oil wealth to the people."  [post 1 of 2....stay tuned]

12-28-2018   Intel Guru Bruce   ...We understand that everything went very well at the celebration for Iraq. I believe they have done everything we, the US and the UN, and the IMF have requested of them to do. I know that there is a group of delegates coming from Iraq to the United States here in a matter of days...Why in the world would they be coming over here? Is there something to announce.   Is there something else we are going to acknowledge about Iraq?  ... I heard that the rates are pretty much on the screens except we have pending notification by dinar...So when everything solidifies the pending will go away and those rates will be solid and live...We didn’t have the Christmas we thought we would have, but will we have a New Year’s celebration like we have never had before? I think that is very possible.   [post 2 of 2]

12-28-2018   Intel Guru Bruce   ...we were given some information... that pointed to before the end of the yearI am going to say that information I have is still valid...First of all you know President Trump made a surprise trip to Christmas Day...Yes, he did greet the troops that were there and...In addition to that his main reason for going, even though that was very important, certainly very important part of it, was to congratulate Mahdi on putting their new Parliamentary form of Government together.  So he meant [met ?] not only with Mahdi, Abadi, A-lak from CBI, Barzani, and etc. He meant [met ?] with them to congratulate them and celebrate with them...We know that because we had people there for that celebration...My understanding is that he said some things relative to having a monetary reform this week and that it would be good for us.  [post 1 of 2....stay tuned]

THE BIG CALL NOTES, 28 DEC

THE BIG CALL WITH BRUCE THURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2018, INTEL ONLY
TRANSCRIBED BY PINKROSES (

Bruce: Welcome Everybody to the Big Call tonight. It might be the last time you listen to the Big Call.

Do you realize tonight call on this Thursday makes (7) full years of the Big Call. If we have to go beyond tonight you realize we would be starting the 8th year of the Big Call.

We were expecting a very Merry Christmas. We were actually looking for toll free numbers around Christmas. We did not get them, but we were given some information around that time that pointed to before the end of the year. I am going to say that information I have is still valid. What I am going to say is there are some things that have happened.

Bruce: First of all you know President Trump made a surprise trip to Christmas Day.
​They got into Iraq in the morning the next day Iraqi time. Yes, he did greet the troops that were there and had a nice (20) minute rally with them. He was very well received. In addition to that his main reason for going, even though that was very important, certainly very important part of it, was to congratulate Mahdi on putting their new Parliamentary form of Government together.

So he met not only with Mahdi, Abadi, A-lak from CBI, Barzani, and etc. He met with them to congratulate them and celebrate with them in the vicinity of (3) hours before he took off for Germany. We know that because we had people there for that celebration.

That was really a big deal. For him to go and make the trip all the way to Iraq after he already had a phone call with the troops earlier Christmas morning earlier that was pre-recorded that none of us were able to hear. They didn’t put it on the news. They didn’t want us to hear it evidently. My understanding is that he said some things relative to having a monetary reform this week and that it would be good for us. I think he made a comment to that effect.

Bruce: Beyond that, you guys realize how far the stock markets have dropped. They have dropped heavily until yesterday. I did not see what the markets did today, but yesterday we went up 1,080 points in one day. Huge. I think that is a record. Why was that? Why drop 650 points one day and up a 1,000 plus the next day?

My understanding is that there were some reductions of some USD liquidity that had to take place. We heard years ago the stock market has to crash. Are you serious? Why? It didn’t hit me until yesterday. The markets have to crash to remove the USD liquidity from the market so that USTN, our new gold back dollar, the United States Treasury Note, could be put back into the system as our new currency in the form of liquidity. I think that is why the markets went up especially a 1,000 plus points yesterday.

Bruce: Now, the President also yesterday I understand made a tweet to the effect of BOTD, Buy On the Dip. That is what we had dip on these market drops. I think he was advising possibly the concept buying on the dip. A well known financial concept that a well known brokers talk about as to when to get into the market. Possibly that is the reason too.

Bruce: We understand that everything went very well at the celebration for Iraq. I believe they have done everything we, the US and the UN, and the IMF have requested of them to do. I know that there is a group of delegates coming from Iraq to the United States here in a matter of days. That is interesting to me. Why in the world would they be coming over here? Is there something to announce. Is there something else we are going to acknowledge about Iraq? I tell you that is in the works. That is going to really fun when that occurs and hopefully it will be covered on most of the news channels.

Bruce: What we are getting. We heard from one of the major banks that between now and the end of the week something spectacular is about to take place. That was referring to monetary and financial reset here in the United States.

We all know what that is. So we will see how they do with that whether that comes through. Whether that is what we will receive. I believe it will be. I have heard from several sources anything could happen anywhere from tonight to Saturday. I believe that is very positive for us and should keep us prepared and ready to go.

I know that really from a Tier 4 Group perspective which we are, we are looking at the cores and the Fines and Penalties being paid and then we believe it’s a go for us. When will that occur? I think it is imminent, possibly occur tonight. Let’s keep an eye on that.

If that happens, I believe I will get notified on the toll free number and be able to put it out on both of our websites: thebigcall.net and bigcalluniverse.com. Then I will find a couple of other places on line to send it.
Bruce: Also I heard that the rates are pretty much on the screens except we have pending notification by dinar and Zim. Not surprising. So when everything solidifies the pending will go away and those rates will be solid and live. Also we have heard today that the Platforms and the Prosperity Packages are to be distributed on January 3rd or 4th.

We have been told for quite awhile now that those will happen after we receive our toll free numbers and we begin our exchange and redemption process. That should give you a heads up. We didn’t have the Christmas we thought we would have, but will we have a New Year’s celebration like we have never had before? I think that is very possible.

Bruce: There is also the possibility Tier 5, Jo Public, could actually start around Wednesday, January 2, 2019. It may not be that soon, but I could see that could be possible. We are in the situation where I believe we are preparing for this to finally occur.

I believe their intention is for this to happen this year. At least for us to get notified, at least for us to get our numbers. Maybe we are setting appointments for Wednesday, January 2nd. But we have opportunity, possibly, to get it before then.

Now I can’t be any more specific than that or I would be calling it. I am doing my very best not to call it, but everything we are hearing is that things are moving, people are putting certain large deals together that are taking place. Everything is coming together. I can’t say it any other way. I think finally we are at the end of this ride. Maybe this is going to be our last formal Big Call, and it will finish up (7) years. Anything after tonight will take us into the 8th year. I don’t think we are going to do it.

Bruce: We will be touch by email. We will probably do a podcast after we do some initial meetings which is a few weeks away let’s say. We will send it to your email. If you get something from us, from Big Call Universe, make sure you open it. It could be a link to a pod cast that will give you an update from us as to our progress, and as to a rough idea of the timing of our projects.

You know we are going very strongly with the VRN and Rebuild America. We have a lot of initial concepts already down, but we are going to be meeting about that putting those two together. I do want volunteers for Rebuild America all over the country. You have a part of the country you would like to see improved, especially housing, schools, clinics, recreation centers, parks, areas like that. We are not supposed to do infrastructure per se.

The government is going to take that on themselves. I have been instructed specifically not to encourage people we are going to do infrastructure in Rebuild. We are going to do the other things, housing, clinics, everything we have talked about in the past. With the VRN, something with Veterans. We will be working with Veterans. I can use some help on equine therapy. If we have horse people out there which I know we do, I would love if you want to volunteer to help with that and maybe source the horses we need with that. That is an area I am not familiar with, but we have to be educated on that. Really guys, it is going to be exciting.

Bruce: If this goes before New Years, please stay home and celebrate privately, quietly for New Years. Do not go out and become a statistic after all this time. Do not start drinking and get into an accident. That is amateur hour. That is for the amateurs to go out and tear it up. We do not want that. I do not want that for anybody in this community. Not only for Big Call but all the way across our community. We made it this far. Let’s not cut our lives shorts because of some stupid act of celebration. Okay? Let’s keep it real.

Bruce: I do not have any updated rates because the rates have been on and off the screens. I am going to tell you that it is more about your attitude and confidence in making your presentation of any projects you want to do. You can talk about Rebuild America. You know enough about it to talk about it what our intention is as a group. If that is your main thing, cool. If it is working with Veterans, cool. If you have projects of your own, fine, that is great.

That is not about what you have in writing. Not about you making a book report. It is you speaking confidently and for them to see you this person is serious about doing something for humanity. Is this person serious about making a difference in this work for humanity?

If you are interested in negotiating rates you will have some flexibility at the Redemption Centers that you won’t have elsewhere.
Bruce: So when you get the toll free number, call. There will be actually (3) numbers. There will be a number for the United States, a number for Canada, and a number for Mexico. I will have all (3). I understand I will get all (3) of those. I will put them out which one is for which. That way you call and like I said there are (6) zones in the United States. You call and give them the zip code for where you intend to exchange even though you don’t live there. You see what I am saying?

You give them the zip code where you want to do your exchange and check that out. They connect you with an extension to that region of the country and they finish with your appointment and you set that up. It is that simple.

Obviously you want to try to bring (2) forms of picture ID. Bring (1) or (2) statements that have your home address, a phone or electric bill, something like that. One thing that has them concerned is duplicate Social Security numbers. If you have your Social Security card, bring it. If you have something of a legal document or official looking document with your social security number on it, bring that. It is just to prove who you are.

This is part of know who you are rules. They are going to make really sure for your exchange you are who you say you are and that your social is not duplicated and someone else doesn’t try to use your social number. Keep that in mind. You should be able to knock your appointment out in hour and half or so.

Bruce: If you have your trust stuff done, your trust paperwork, bring that. If you don’t, bring a sheet with (8) or (9) trust names so that you can try to see if those names are available in your state as they attempt to see if they can get that trust name for you as they put that together. It would be a little easier if you have all that together already. If you don’t, make sure you have that.

Also make sure you have your trustee names so people who you want to control the money in the trust, and also have a few beneficiaries you want if something would happen to you so that the trust doesn’t get passed down to someone else, the proceeds of the trust. It is good idea to have trustees and a name or two of Successor of Trustee as well.

Bruce: Other than that, guys, it is a slam dunk. It is pretty much what we talked about for the last several years, and I think they will be tracking you by your cell phone from your residence to the Redemption Center and back again.

They want to make sure that you get there safely and you return home safely. So they will have eyes on you in that sense using GPS. I would say other wise guys, be confident when you go in. Be kind. Look them in the eye. Don’t look down. Don’t look to the left. That means you are lying. Do not do that. Just enjoy. Have fun with this. It should be some fun. You are going to have (4) of perks, and I have heard some of them. They should be pretty good.

If you are a Zim holder, you do not need any perks. Let’s see what they have. See if it is something you think you will use, and have fun with it. You deserve it. You have earned it. If you have ridden the ride of the Big Call for all (7) years, you should get a (7) year pin or something like that. It is going to be a magical experience for us.
Bruce: Try to be aware of what you feel when you go, what your body is feeling. Are you going to feel some butterflies? Yes, that is okay. That is part of anybody. Any comedian, any actor, anybody that is in a musical group that gets up on stage feels butterflies. It is normal. It is part of the process. It is okay. It is cool, but have fun with it. Have fun with it. Look them in the eye. Just be honest with what you plan to do. They are going to read you and determine what to do for you with you by your attitude, by your confidence level, and how well you know your subject which is really your projects.

It is not about me of the Big Call, but if you want to do Rebuild America just let them know. They may know about it. They may have heard about it. You might be the first one that mentions it to them. What is Rebuild America? Is it what the President is doing? You say Well, it is something like that. He got his idea of rebuilding America after Big Call’s idea of Rebuild America two months later. It is true. I am teasing, but it is true.

Bruce: Listen guys, we got some good ideas. It is going to be great. We are going to partner together to do these things, and I will have some suggestions, a template of ideas, and try to make it as simple as I can. Step 1, Step 2, Step 3. It is just going to be connecting the dots and having fun with this project.

I think we should be underway in a matter of weeks. I think we will get started with some movement probably in the first few months, and we will be in touch with you through email. You say Where do I register my email? Where do I put it? It is last chance. I didn’t do it. I didn’t believe enough in the Big Call to do it. You better believe it. So go to: bigcalluniverse.com and register your email. That is how you sign up. There is no charge. There is no fee. You just sign up with your email, and you will get a responder back.

Do not worry about it if you don’t get it, because we got you. Just make sure your email is spelled correctly when you sign up, and the system will capture it. We will do a bulk email with the toll free numbers when they come out. They will come out in a bulky email to all those registered. If you are not registered, you better do it now. Then of course we will follow up with our progress by podcasts, initial meetings. It will be fun. I want you guys to love this transition. I want you walk in confidently. I want you just to be proud what has happened. I want you to thank God for it. When you find out and get those numbers, just say a short prayer of thanks. Do that right away if you can.

Bruce: Let me say that is all I want to bring up today. Thank you very much everybody. Good night. We will be talking to you soon possibly by email. Good night Everybody. Thank you, Bob.

THANK YOU BIG CALL AND BRUCE, HUGSSS,

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