Replay 805.399.1500, PIN CODE 409029#
Tony: Good morning, TNT. It is Wednesday, August 27, 2014. DC is able to be with us today after all. We are ready to go, full crew is here, DC is almost back to 100% mental capacity! DC, how are you feeling?
DC: Thanks for all your good wishes. We all get sick from time to time, and I had a good swing at it this weekend. Pam sent me all your good wishes and advice! I still sound a little funny, but I’m getting there!
Tony: We will do this a little differently today. The bottom line is that we’re ready to go. I do want to talk about where we are and why – just is just our own opinions, not for anybody to get upset over. Anyone who is following and keeping up with events as they occur will already know what’s going on.
Last Friday, Iraq was supposed to make an announcement but didn’t. Monday the PM said he would make announcements today.
DC: As of last weekend and Monday, everyone is geared up and ready. The PM did make an announcement about the horrible bombings in the mosque and some statements about the GOI being nearly done, etc. That was on Monday, and everyone else in the world is ready, just waiting on those announcements to go forward. We understand that things are moving behind the scenes this last week. They did publish the GOI in the Gazette this weekend, so everyone is cued up on those. That was in the Gazette, which makes it official and sealed it. They had news and pictures there, making it nice and public.
DC: Today is largely just waiting. It’s bizarre – normally there is a lot of movement going on and some contrasting evidence for specific timelines and such. We didn’t’ get any of that from anybody – not even rumors of delays or requests for delay. Everyone is just sitting around and waiting. Overall, there is not that much to report on that. The PM said this morning they will announce it any time now, and celebrations are planned and ready for when that occurs. Security is in place, parliament is in session dealing with some great things, and everyone else is just sitting and waiting for the show.
In terms of Iraqi security, most the US news is about how to deal with Syria, and how to deal with an bad guy holding up a country he doesn’t control. That doesn’t have much influence on what we are doing here.
Tony: Two weeks ago and last week, Iraq was the focus of the whole world. Now it’s all about Syria, nothing about Iraq at all. It’is a whole other focus off Iraq and onto ISIL. Last week the PM twice said he would make scheduled public announcements, and the celebrations were scheduled. They were moved by 48 hours, each time. We are now down to 48 hours.
DC: This morning, he just said “It’s about to be done”, without a timeline.
Tony; We know the events are stills scheduled as of this morning.
DC: If you want to see people making a speech they don’t wan to make, look at Abadi’s face. He is not a happy camper.
Tony: Someone is doing something they really don’t want to do. There are three possibilities: Is Abadi just agreeing to do it? Is he being forced to do it? Or is he getting rewarded to do it? If I’m being rewarded, I’m not unhappy to do it, so he must be either forced or feels he has to agree to it.
DC: It points that he is waiting on the timing for some reasons. Abadi doesn’t look comfortable doing this.
Tony: He is a brand new PM who within his first week in office, has three times told the people there will be a change within 48 hours. How does that look to his people?
DC: He is going incredibly quickly, making progress within two weeks of taking power. Suddenly he goes from 100mph to zero? I don’t buy it. He doesn’t like this, and the Iraqis on the ground are not happy now either. He has promised change, they know it, and this makes him look bad upfront. Nobody in a new job wants to look bad in your first day or two. They all know it, and obviously he has a lot of things lined up or he wouldn’t’ agree to this outside pressure.
Tony: It’s becoming public really quickly here.
DC: Also, some might get worried Abadi will turn into a Maliki, playing for points or favors. My understanding is that he will never do that, so they are having to play to a much higher level or standard. So he is doing something that he believes is justified, even in the short term.
Tony: And they are actively looking for charges on corruption for the last administrations. Abadi has made it public that’s what he is doing. Also, we are being told everything is on time or on schedule … again.
DC: We’ve been hearing that since Saturday, dammit. Everyone is saying that, all of them. Usually we are seeing some drama or stupidity, but everyone is on the same track, which is almost a bit bizarre. That’s what we are getting from all over the world – sit back and relax, we are on track.
Tony: But whose schedule is it on track with? Not Abadi’s clearly! We are going through the same thing, asking the pertinent questions and getting some answers. They tell us there is a written schedule and we are on time. We were scheduled for Friday, but then there was the mosque incident. Then it was scheduled for Sunday, then 4 on Monday evening. So whose schedule is this? There are still meetings going on and we will see what happens.
DC: UN Security Council is happy with Iraq’s progress and seeing the GOI being seated. They are pushing to get everything done. There are many specific requirements that have been met and the UN is happy. IN DC, all the people we know are happy with Iraq. The banks are ready, everyone on call, security is set up and waiting. For those following the news about CL being investigated again, this is the same thing she has been asked about for four years – this is just a smear campaign. After all these questions and judgments about how she did her job 20 years ago… it’s just a smear campaign so far as we can hear. It’s been brought up by the folks who have disagreed with her in the past, and it’s just applying pressure. We don’t know until everything has been ruled on, but I don’t think they will let her go because they can hold it over her head. This happens often with people in public life. I know this is happening to others, and it’s just a distraction and the unfortunate side of public politics.
Tony: Her predecessor had something similar against him, same kind of smears.
DC: We’re not picking sides or picking fights, not at all. Summarizing for the US, everyone is cued up and antsy, waiting for this thing to go forward. There’s not much left to do there, guys.
Tony: Let’s talk about banks for the moment. This is how close we are…
DC: This is a one-off experience and we do have confirmation, but don’t try this at home.
Tony: A person went into a bank, and the bank said they would not have anything to do with this, even if it happens – not, not, not. The banker showed this to his clients who are dinarians. At that very same bank, on Friday, a person walked in off the street and exchanged, and sent me a copy of the receipt.
DC: We were able to double-check all that stuff. The same person went back on Monday and couldn’t exchange.
Tony: These things just happen sometimes, she just went in at the right moment. It was at that very same bank! Don’t go into the bank and try it, just know that things are being prepped to happy and that one just flipped a little early.
918 caller: Are the contract rates, will the different currencies be available at all banks, or will it be one bank for one currency and another bank for the other currency?
DC: One bank had it all for one time, but all the other banks weren’t happy with that and argued for their share of the pie.
Tony: I would think they want to be competitive, so I would think everyone would be included. I do believe one bank has most or all of the public groups, so that is their advantage.
Caller: What is your take on Okie’s post last Friday? It felt like his anger was directed towards the “fidiot” who gave out his number rather than the Powers that Be…
Tony: I talked to Okie over the weekend. He sees what we are seeing, that everything is ready to go and they are waiting for some certain time of day. Everything is done, so it looks like someone is waiting for a personal goal at the sacrifice of everyone else.
Caller: Who is to say they won’t come up with another requirement?
Tony: They’ve all been done! They know we are marking them off, piece by piece. They didn’t want Maliki to get the credit. The GOI is now set, the ministers are set, they have paid everyone in Iraq and Kurdistan – they have done everything! So I can’t think of anything else they can bring up. AT some point everyone will see it’s just BS, trying to string it out.
832 caller: I have a quick question about Zim.
Tony: Before you do, Pam just called me a ‘flying idiot’ because the currency that was exchanged on Friday was dong, not dinar. That person exchanged dong on Friday, although that bank will not exchange now, so DO NOT try this as it will just piss people off at the banks.
Caller: I’m seeing posts about a second revaluation for the Zim, and someone even quoted you as offering a possible rate.
Tony: In January, they said the Zim was supposed to go in April at a really good rate. Supposedly, because I told you guys that, the price doubled on the Zim because everyone started buying it, and they held back. It was supposed to go in April at one rate and in July at a higher rate. Because people buying it made them recalculate, they decided to do it all at once. Right now, is it going to be five cents? I don’t know. My understanding is that it is still going to be unbelievable. It doesn’t make sense.
Caller: Will there be a cap on it?
Tony: I don’t know. However, the more we discuss it, the more likely they will make changes, so…
Caller: DC, you mentioned setting up businesses in Africa. You said there is a plan for Africa – can you tell us more about that, and what sectors you are interested in, so that I can do my own research?
DC: They want Zimbabwe to be similar to Iraq, with so much capital to be put in a place with such potential to bring the entire area up to a more advanced level. They want to use Zimbabwe for that, and Zimbabwe has been so mismanaged by their leader, that Zimbabwe now has the best potential for going forward. That will help Africa lift off, so instead of being an economy where people are taking out natural resources, it will support itself and generate a lot of revenue and raise people up from abject poverty into health, education, and so on. They will be able to help themselves. It’s a confluence of economics, social programs and human welfare. That’s where they are going.
In terms of what I’m doing, it’s very specific to a country where there are capabilities. I wont’ be more precise because I get beat up when I mention specifics. It’s a mixture of opportunities in a region where there is not much going on, and we can provide capital, expertise and basic human amenities. We’re working with Christian organizations that are already there and we will help with sanitation, health, water and education. IT’s a wonderful combination, very exciting and easy to say Yes to. Africa is coming from nowhere to infrastructure, banking, communications, etc., and that provides so much opportunity to take them to directly to the latest and greatest way of doing things.
Caller: I feel I’ve graduated through this process, and I’m looking at future plans. A few months ago I connected with number 410. I would like to see a section on the boards where people can share business ideas and opportunities to connect. Can we do that?
Tony: That was painful for DC because he really loves the leader of Zimbabwe. There are nine black billionaires in the world, and Oprah is one. Of the other eight, seven of them have made their money in telecommunications in Africa. That’s how they became billionaires. Look for the DVD called Blacks Without Borders, and it will tell you about the unique opportunities for those looking to help Africa grow and the things they are allowing you to do. Zimbabwe is a big country with many ways for you to help bring it into the 21st century. You can build from the ground up, and can create a city in five years. The best thing is to bring power to a region, and that will change everything. That’s not as hard as you would think, with the money and connections you will have. Just start with bringing some power and see how the rest changes.
I will read the questions from the Mods, and you can answer them DC…
Tony: When the 800 numbers are given out in the US, will the international callers be given a list of banks in their area?
DC: Every partner in the Iraqi war will be given some opportunity to have contract rates, but it depends on how involved they were. We don’t’ know how this will be handled, though.
Tony: Will you need CCCs from the exchange.
DC: If the money comes from a normal legitimate bank, and don’t like an idiot, you should be fine.
Tony: Do you know which institutions will be exempt from the haircut?
DC: Haircut? Oh, you mean like in Cyprus? Very, very unlikely because the banks will be flooded with money.
Tony: This is just being funded and the money will be here for years to come. Even if the dollar goes down, you won’t be affected. If it goes down it will only be for a short period fo time until the economy adjusts. You are worried about nothing here.
Is Plan B going on?
DC: I understand that timing is in place.
Tony: Is the Plan A schedule firm or not?
DC: Despite what we’ve been talking about here, I think we will be alright.
Tony: It’s a printed schedule, but it’s already been changed twice!
DC: Plan B is to make sure those organizing Plan A so their jobs. I understand Plan B is this there, with a time frame, but we hope they don’t’ have to do that.
Tony: We are only talking about what we are talking about, not what others say bout Plan A or Plan B.
DC: Last Sunday/Monday, everyone was singing the same tune and it laid out the people, their jobs, and what will happen if that doesn’t happen. That’s still in place.
Tony: Please explain your take on the market rate and option rate being within 2% of the IMF… [not sure I got the question 100%.]
DC: I’m a bit confused about what they are getting at. The 2% I believe this person is talking about is the 2% bank fee. There is also a corruption issue, that their books need to be within 2% of what they stated. Iraq is well within those parameters now. Also, they can only change their rates by 2% every 90 days. But what Pam sent me is about that corruption 2%.
Tony: Are Iraqi contractors worried about ISIL having Iraqi dinar that they stole from Mosul? We talked about that a month ago. Not nearly as much has been stolen as they thought. It’s only about 60 million from the bank at Mosul. They have already taken care of that situation, so it’s not an issue.
Just saw on Bloomberg that hedge funds are doing better than in the last two years. Nine hedge funds got 33% of all investors money. Does this have anything to do with the shutdown on Sunday night?
DC: That is new investor money, and it’s only income flow. How financial guys measure themselves is in term of new investors in and out of their bank. So the top group of folks have a dominant position. So effectively, it’s like saying Walmart does a lot of business. I don’t think it has anything to do with the CME at all. There was an issue with the CME on Sunday night but it’s been dealt with.
Tony: At the Jackson Hole meeting last weekend, I understand that the US refused to bail out the banks directly and refused to go along with IMF’s plan to partially bail out the bank in exchange for the US giving up their veto position.
DC: First, the losses are nothing like as big as the caller is saying. They are making strides towards solutions there. The US will not entertain bailing out more banks because of derivatives trading.
Tony: That was the issue all last week, that derivatives where blocking the RV, or that China would put all the derivatives on the market and cause the US would crash, and neither one happened. Now we are hearing 10 trillion in derivatives, and I don’t know that we have that much money floating around.
DC: The US GDP is something like 18 trillion, so that is just too much money.
503 caller: Today is my birthday, so it’s a great day to have an RV and a rebirth! The day is not over yet, so I’m still hoping! I’ve been a teacher most of my life, and for the last five years I’ve been a substitute teacher – just like you guys! [appreciation]
Tony: I hope it will become a super-fantastic birthday that we will all celebrate with you!
Caller: I have all these ideas of how to help the children. I think Gorbachev had the right idea, that we should all be adults and shake up the world!
281 caller: Today is MY birthday as well! My sister brought me into this since November, and I listen every day to all the conversations going on. I encourage you guys to continue. Don’t let the negative stuff distract you from what needs to be said. We have more Zim than dinar. We also need gift letters for the Zim if we are giving out Zim to friends and family?
Tony: Better safe than sorry; I’d just do it anyway, just in case.
Caller: Thank you, Pat, for giving this to our family. We have a list of things we will do for other people. I’m so happy that my family has this opportunity so that we no longer have to worry about food to eat and places to live. I will never forget this birthday!
Tony: I hope it will become a great birthday for you and him, and it will be a national day of celebration for dinarians everywhere. Iraq has a new holiday coming up. They have 200 holidays per year already, and now they have another one on Monday?!
404 caller: I am curious about this new holiday in Iraq; what is its name?
DC: We don’t know, but it’s for everyone to celebrate the new government, etc.
Caller: Given that I’ve been out of pocket these last few days, I am concerned about Maliki – is he under watch? Is there any risk he could continue his malicious ways?
DC: Just like any retired President or PM, he will always get television time and have some influence. Maliki is doing his malicious stuff as an ordinary citizen, so it’s under normal prosecution and surveillance – and he knows that as well.
Caller; He has not been given any government position that offers immunity?
DC: He has been offered immunity for some things but not everything, and there are things going on in the Hague.
Caller: You will still be providing 800 numbers and seven-ten days after the RV?
DC: The latest plan is that we will have to sign NDAs and be silent. But that has been changing a couple of times per week. Right now they are saying that they have their own ways of informing us and our services are no longer required We do this to help folks get to where they need to be, and educate as well as we can. So long as they are keeping everyone informed, who are we to disagree with them. If not, they will have a hell of a mess on their hands, so I hope they have a plan.
Tony: My feeling is that we don’t want to see you guys left to flounder. If there are no 800 numbers, there will be chaos at the banks and lines down the streets. That causes people to think there is a run on the bank, and that doesn’t make sense. I know they want to put us under NDAs; I hope we will still be doing our events and having Wells Fargo giving educational classes so that you know how to handle this money. I think you deserve that and also the opportunity to meet each other and team up. I am telling them that now, on the this call, so they know. We had our info call this morning, discussing what we could and couldn’t tell you about the process, and I think we have discussed a lot of those things over the years, and you just have to remember what we said about the first mouse, and all that. That is what you should be discussing today in the chat room and the forum. If you don’t’ have the information, ask someone who does. Figure out a plan for it comes out this way rather than that way. If the rate comes out high, there is a plan, and a plan if it comes out low. Again, things might come out great, where we can put out the NDA and the contract so that you can feel comfortable with that and get your appointments done. If they have another plan, that’s okay, too.
Caller: I appreciate that information. I don’t want you guys to delay doing your NDAs because you need to do your exchanges. It’s disappointing if there is not a Las Vegas even where we can shake your hands and thank you in person… but I cannot say thank you for all this information and education. I do understand that DC has to wear a mask so we don’t know who you are!
DC: Part of my responsibility is to keep as many people out of trouble as possible!
Tony: On Monday, I said that because my handler wasn’t there, I could get away with giving out more information!
818 caller: [appreciation] I’m still wrestling with this cap issue. What’s your latest understanding on how caps may apply to different currencies?
DC: We understand that there are going to be caps on contract rates. They have changed sevearl times on how much they will allow one person on each contract rate.
Caller: If I have bought beyond that cap, what do you suggest I do with the rest?
DC: This is where they get upset when we give you investment ideas. They don’t want one person dominating this process. The safest thing is to state that we talked about those strategies in the past, so go back and listen to those calls.
Tony: That’s the right answer although not a good answer – or vice versa.
Caller: Let’s say I took that amount over the cap, and I give that to someone else AFTER the RV.
DC: If you give it at the pre-RV rate, you will have some issues, and post-RV it will have a different tax issue because then it will be worth a LOT more.
Caller: On the overspill, can I take the international rate on the leftover currency?
Tony: I understand what you are trying to do, and so do a lot of smart people. They will make you an offer, and you decide if you want to take it or not.
636 caller: DC, why are you hampered and Tony is not, when you to guys are working together?
Tony: Because I only have a bullet-proof vest, and DC has a whole tank he can get into. So if someone is going to slip up, let it be him! I don’t have his protections!
Caller: What really baffles me about this thing is that this has been happening since last Christmas, and nobody really knows when this is actually going to happen. On Fox News, they are saying that M is still around for two weeks, and they are referring to Abadi as the PM-designate, and until the cabal lets this go through, people are spending money they don’t have. I could be wrong, but no one knows for sure.
Tony: The fact is, we don’t know! We can all tell you what we’ve heard, but no one knows apart from the four or five people who actually release. That’s all we can do unless they consult me directly. As we look at what everyone’s doing and what’s going on in the banking system, then hey, this is the time we think it will happen. If we look at news in other countries, we think that this is the time. We know there is a schedule, but that has changed several times. All we can do is bring you the information we have. We cannot make any promises, and no other board can tell you any differently.
Caller; Will this happen before Labor Day, in your opinion? I think the US politicians still have a say, and they don’t get back until Labor Day.
Tony: I think the plan is before Labor Day. The final cutoff date is after Labor Day, but we hope they don’t take it that far. Everything necessary has been accomplished.
Caller: Is that when Plan B kicks in, if it doesn’t happen by Labor Day?
Tony: We believe so, yes.
206 caller: If we go back to the east, I read in three of the Iraqi papers that Abadi will have the government seated ‘in time’, but you’re saying that the Gazette posted last weekend that it’s already been announced.
Tony: Did they say when ‘in time’ is?
Caller: No, but they didn’t say it had been done. They said that the candidates have to lodge their papers by 31. September, and another paper said that that some blocs wouldn’t submit their candidates until they had Article 140 was complete. My contacts said 15 months ago that it wouldn’t happen until Maliki is gone. I’m not going by the boards and the gurus, but by my Iraqi contacts and the Iraqi newspapers. Have you read the Gazette over the weekend yourself?
Tony: No; I don’t read the Gazette, I talk to people in the government who tell people what to put in the Gazette. You know that Maliki owned 80% of the Iraqi newspapers, so I don’t go by the newspapers but the direct contact with people who are making the decisons and their friends. That’s the people I listen to! Maliki has gone.
Caller: [More of the same, and belligerent with it.] I’m reading this in black and white.
Tony: That’s where you are going wrong, because you are listening to M’s newspapers saying he is still the PM. You can believe those stories if you want to. It’s okay with me. You’re saying that what’s in the article is what is happening, it’s not. You have no clue about what’s going on. [Tony cut off the caller.]
Here’s the real question. We know, all of us know, for a fact, that we have sources beyond a newspaper. They have to tell their public that there is a reason for the delay, because the situation is out of their control. This caller is contradicting something we knew months ago, and they announced that this is happening last week. They said that they have done what they are supposed to do, and have released the RV to the IMF so they can do what they need to do for this to go through. They have to present one picture to their people and the actual information behind the scenes is different – and we are getting this from the people who are actually making the decisions.
DC: I will go through this point by point. Maliki went on national television two weeks ago and resigned publically and handing over to Abadi. He also signed documents about that. He is out. In terms of HCL, that has been completed. It’s a living document and there are changes. They will continue to debate that in Iraq depending on where the oil wells are, the influence of the Kurds, etc. In terms of M having control of the newspaper, that is evident and well-known. Right now he is trying to get himself into another position. He has 38 votes through friendship, marriage or coercion. PM Abadi has said that the GOI is seated, they just need to make the formal announcement. He has done that through Iraqi television, the BBC and Al-Jazeera. When pressed, Abadi said there are two seats left to be appointed, but that will not block the RV. He has seated every positions apart from two minor ones, and that has been in the Gazette. Some still call him the PM –designate, but that is mostly protocol. Article 140 and others have already been done. I admire those who read the articles and do their research… but you cannot believe all the articles you read. Some are straightforward, and some are just horrible. Those change constantly.
Finally, if someone has such an issue with Tony or myself, just don’t listen. WE are not making any money off this and it’s taking a lot of our time. So if you don’t trust us, don’t listen. This is a difficult situation to understand, so just back off.
Tony: That’s why I asked how long this caller had been listening, because Iraqi news is not under the same requirements as we have in the US, where we also have some problems. Iraqi newspapers are trying to keep their people calm, same as anywhere else. We know that the government is seated and everyone is ready to go because we are talking to people behind the scenes and who get genuine information that we try to piece together.
The reason I let that caller go on is because I’m sure there are others who are feeling the same thing and I respect his need to express it. But if what we say here doesn’t make sense to you, or you don’t agree with it, why continue to listen? That’s insane.
240 caller: Most of my questions have been answered. To the gentleman who just called, I think he needs to get past the emotions of all this. [Appreciation]
719 caller: I worked for the government for years, and all my family are tax preparers. Everyone needs to prepare a gifting letter for any currency they have given to anyone. It doesn’t have to do with the bank, it has to do with whether you will claim it as a long-term or short-term capital gains, according to Publication 525, I think on page 30.
There was a statement made by Eagle1 yesterday saying that some of the delay is because there is a bond dispute between the US, China, Canada and Russia. He said that this was resolved on Sunday, and then that started at 72-hour limit. He also said that there were issues on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Is any of this true?
DC: We understand there was a technical glitch at the CME but that was addressed. So far as I know, we are still on the same timeline.
Tony: There could be some truth in those statement. First I ask where you heard it from, and then where they heard it from. Then we ask how many levels it’s gone through to get to us, like the Telephone Game. Often things we thought were not true turned out to be true once we get to the bottom of it. People keep adding their bit or their interpretation. Yes, something happened at CME, and we’ve been talking abou tit for two days. I didn’t see it as a negative thing, but it did happen.
Caller: Everyone is so frustrated. Another weekend comes along and there are a lot of people hurting out here. Surely it couldn’t go to September 10th! That is what is scaring people. I’m sure the new PM, bless his heart, is being forced to make these announcements that must go against his grain. I feel sorry for him!
Tony: I’ll read this really quickly. We have a guy here with Iraq television, and he send this: “Finally, the PM said he wants the positions to be done fairly, and there are two positions left and they will be settled by the 9th of September.” So now everyone starts looking towards that date. Does it mean it has to go to that date, or that he wants it to go to that date? No. We know Abadi has been wanting to do it for the last six days and has been asked to hold it in. Things change. We know there was an important meeting and everyone agreed that it’s time, yet here we are. There are other factors besides Abadi not being ready, which he clearly is. Their banking system has been updated and officially tied in. The Qi cards are loaded and being used internationally. He made an announcement on Monday that some felt was enough, and some said, “No, we need a little more” so he is making another announcement today. We know Abadi is trying to do the right thing, but there is something going on in the background that’s affecting this. He doesn’t want to be like Maliki, taking bribes and such. He is doing everything behind the scenes to get this done, and someone is holding it back.
Caller: How long do you think this can possibly go on? It has to be something in the US holding this up. How long do you think this can be dragged out?
DC We are nearing the end of the Plan A window, after which Plan B is forced upon everyone. I understand all the Plan A folks are operating within their ‘squish room’.
Caller; Are there two ministers that still need to be seated, or is that just a story?
DC: I understand all but two have been named in the Gazette. The other two have been selected, and they just need to line up the right support. There is nothing Machiavellian issues going on here, not in Iraq.
Caller: I paid my $25 to join that group in SF, and I haven’t heard anything from them.
Tony: I don’t know anything about that.
Caller: [Appreciation] I have 200 people in my group and they all appreciate your answering our questions. Thanks especially DC and I hope you feel better.
DC: I’ve been dizzy this whole call, so I’m sorry if I haven’t been clear. Everyone does belief we are operating under a timeline. We know the broad boundaries but not the details. Iraq is so ready, and so is everyone else. There are not threats or delays that we can see. I hope this is the last of these calls!
Pam: DC, hope you feel better. Sorry for some of the rudeness on this call; we see that in the chat room sometimes, too, so please be kind to the Mods.
RayRen: This is still Wealth-seeking Wednesday. DC, I have two words: watermelon rinds! If you want to learn more, get on Open Mike.
Tony: Even though that caller was obnoxious, they are frustrated and they just want to know. We are here trying to provide you with the best information we have. Some of our intel teams have gone through the same frustration, believing that this thing is finally over. You go through it three times per week, and we go through it ten times a day as information comes in and we piece it together.
For those listening to the call, we tried to stay neutral and give everyone enough information without pressing any buttons. Enjoy the rest of your day. This is the last call – we know it is that close. They have already chosen the moment, we just don’t know when it will be. We’ll talk to you as soon as we can or send out a tweet.