katkat says(7:04 PM):
I assumed it meant we no longer considered Iraq a terrorist state

spike says(7:04 PM):
open for business

BGG says(7:06 PM):
OK gang - let's get this thing going!!


Elilali says(7:06 PM):
once more unto the breach dear friend

spike says(7:06 PM):
for those who did not catch Fox news tonight executive order will lift Iraq from travel ban

BGG says to spike(7:07 PM):
One of the things they talked about.


spike says(7:07 PM):
Amen

BGG says(7:08 PM):
OK gang - let's get this thing going!!

OK gang - let's get this thing going!!

Time to get News Time off the ground.

We all ready??


katkat says(7:09 PM):
y
Elilali says(7:09 PM):
BGG, we were born ready
jeffusa says(7:09 PM):
let's do this
ghost757 says(7:09 PM):
yep
dale says to AAADR(7:09 PM):
Yup
SRW says to BGG(7:09 PM):
Lets Roll...

BGG says to SRW(7:09 PM):
I like that - "Let's Roll"


beachandcountry says(7:10 PM):
lol

BGG says(7:11 PM):
This last few hours of news cycle has been STUNNING.

hope you all are buckled in.


Elilali says(7:11 PM):
to say the least
spike says(7:12 PM):
y
katkat says(7:12 PM):
anchored down
magnetlady says(7:13 PM):
Me too, ready to go
SRW says(7:13 PM):
Cinched up tight and hat pulled down.. Let R Buck..

BGG says(7:13 PM):
Here it is...

Mrs BGG would you say a quick prayer to start us off right??


MrsBGG says(7:14 PM):
Heavenly Father we come before You by the Blood of Jesus! Thank You for Your amazing grace, mercy & forgiveness! Thank You that You are our Righteousness. Thank You that the joy of the Lord is our strength. We love You and trust You. Thank You Holy Spirit for Your leading and guiding us. We pray for the soldiers and people of Iraq that You will continue to protect them. We pray for the people of Iraq that they can come to know Jesus . We thank You for all the people that help on this site and the great sense of humor this room has. Thank You Lord for the ability to laugh. We pray that You will bless each person and their families. We give You all the Glory HOnor & Praise . In Jesus Name, Amen.


wilson6060 says(7:14 PM):
AMEN
spike says(7:14 PM):
Amen!
dale says(7:14 PM):
Amen
baxter says(7:14 PM):
Amen
larrykn says(7:14 PM):
Amen
sagecanyon says(7:14 PM):
Amen
john09 says(7:14 PM):
Amen
snowhite says(7:14 PM):
Amen
Wiley says(7:14 PM):
AMEN
SRW says(7:14 PM):
Amen
Craveman says(7:14 PM):
Amen
cjquade54 says(7:14 PM):
amen
morris says(7:14 PM):
Amen
dinarforme says(7:14 PM):
AMEN
katkat says(7:14 PM):
AMEN
jeffusa says(7:14 PM):
amen
BGG says(7:14 PM):
Amen
Carl_H says(7:14 PM):
Amen
dcook2 says(7:14 PM):
Amen
willie60 says(7:14 PM):
amen
pacella says(7:14 PM):
amen
bookumdano says(7:14 PM):
AMEN
hunter59 says(7:15 PM):
AMEN
puffdragon says(7:15 PM):
Amen
sassy says(7:15 PM):
Amen
bont1 says(7:15 PM):
AMEN
magnetlady says(7:15 PM):
AMEN
prs says(7:15 PM):
Amen
MrsBGG says(7:15 PM):
Welcome everyon to News Time!!
MrsBGG says(7:15 PM):
We're glad that you are here
jxxl says(7:15 PM):
jxxxl-Glory be to God
beachandcountry says(7:15 PM):
AMEN
spike says(7:16 PM):
Flowers

MrsBGG says(7:16 PM):
For anyone new to News Time, if you have a question or comment, please use a ?
MrsBGG says(7:16 PM):
And we will call on you, it may be awhile if they are discussing News articles...
MrsBGG says(7:17 PM):
News Researchers are welcome to comment on the articles...
MrsBGG says(7:17 PM):
Sit back, relax, & enjoy


BGG says(7:18 PM):
So about 6:30 AM - my phone starts ding-a-linging with News Reports...

been a LONG TIME since that has happened... and LET ME TELL YOU - GOOD STUFF.

BGG says(7:18 PM):
first report..

as posted on the blog (hit my phone at exactly 6:43AM

Central bank: Iraq overcome the financial crisis and the coming days bode well

The Central Bank of Iraq adviser Walid Idi, that Iraq exceeded the financial crisis, pointing out that the coming days bode well.

He Idi said in a statement that the crisis austerity and fiscal deficit as a result of lower oil prices in the last period has ended,

adding that, Iraq will become a country of foreign investment as a result of competing foreign international companies to invest in the reconstruction of liberated cities, and pointed Idi that the entry of foreign Iraq's companies reflect a positive outlook It will contribute to attracting major countries to rebuild the liberated areas and the holding of joint agreements for investment as well as trade exchange and activate tourism and oil industry.

http://www.dinarupdates.com/blog/

WOW - WOW - WOW?!?

Which is not all I can say - But...

Any questions or comments on this article??

Pablo says(7:22 PM):
Wow.

pacella says(7:22 PM):
?

MrsBGG says to pacella(7:22 PM):
Go


pacella says(7:22 PM):
what does BODE WELL mean

MadDScout says to pacella(7:24 PM):
be an omen of a particular outcome:
"their argument did not bode well for the future"


pacella says(7:24 PM):
thank you

katkat says(7:24 PM):
IN THIS CASE A GOOD FORECAST

Elilali says(7:24 PM):
BGG in this entire time we've been investment, I've never seen verbage like that
Elilali says(7:24 PM):
*in this

BGG says(7:25 PM):
None of this can happen: "...Iraq will become a country of foreign investment as a result of competing foreign international companies to invest in the reconstruction of liberated cities..." without a serious shift in economic and currency policy. Just can't happen. They are back to "forecasting" as they were in late 2016...

this time - the timeline isn't months or a part of the year.

it's what XXXX??


larrykn says(7:26 PM):
coming days

BGG says(7:26 PM):
Think - think - think...

D-A-Y-S


magnetlady says(7:26 PM):
soon

beachandcountry says(7:26 PM):
?

jetset says(7:26 PM):
: S

MrsBGG says to beachandcountry(7:26 PM):
GO


beachandcountry says(7:26 PM):
CANNOT WAIT FOR 15TH

spike says(7:27 PM):
Treasury Secretary says Tax Reforms by August 2017

beachandcountry says(7:27 PM):
IMF N STUFF: |

SRW says to BGG(7:27 PM):
In their words, In the coming days..

BGG says to beachandcountry(7:27 PM):
I don't know if they are talking about 2-5-15-30-45 whatever...

but it's "days" in their own words.

NOT weeks months or years.


BGG says(7:28 PM):
OK - next report.


beachandcountry says(7:28 PM):
DAYS ARE LONG FOR THEM WE SHOULD KNOW EXCEPT SHORTNIN UP IT SEEMS!

BGG says(7:29 PM):
Here is a comment by our great researcher Loop...

Loop (Dinar Guru) - Quote: Article quote: "The local market has seen a marked decline in the dollar against the Iraqi dinar and by five thousand dinars to the category of $ 100." marked decline by five thousand dinars to the category of $ 100. That is all it is saying. Not that the exchange rate 5000 dinar to 100 dollars. This is right in line with the CBI's statement made on Wednesday. [so what does that mean...?] It means that the CBI has put a system into place that allows them...control of the stability of the dinar in the market place. This systems removes the middlemen and gives them end to end transparency for all transactions. This is exactly what the IMF wants them to do. Very important move on their part.

Read More: http://www.dinarupdates.com/observer/

to follow this comment up - the very next day they same thing happened again. The street rate for the Dinar got another 3k per 100 USD stronger... looking more and more like a trend. Monetary policy (in the real world) is tightening up.

and I point this out because...

the culmination of what we are wanting to see is being forecast by numerous other, smaller moves - this being one of them. Corruption, International agreement, financial mgmt proceedures getting better, security and stability. All happening now.


katkat says(7:33 PM):
?

MrsBGG says to katkat(7:33 PM):
Go


coco1 says(7:33 PM):
?

BGG says(7:33 PM):
Let's get on with some more News.


MrsBGG says to coco1(7:34 PM):
Go


katkat says(7:34 PM):
IF THE DOLLAR IS DECLINING AND 5000 DINAR COSTS 100.00 USD? RATE IS STILL POSTED AS THE SAME

coco1 says(7:34 PM):
Have there been any statements that the Currency Auctions have ended?

BGG says to katkat(7:35 PM):
Not the CBI rate - market or "street rate"

BGG says to coco1(7:35 PM):
No - but they have been highly - highly - highly controlled these days.


coco1 says(7:36 PM):
(y)

BGG says to coco1(7:37 PM):
AND - they are currently - RIGHT NOW, instituting NEW PROCEEDURES. What does this tell you??

BGG says to MadDScout(7:38 PM):
Pat?? Comments??


MadDScout says to BGG(7:39 PM):
On the auction?


BGG says to MadDScout(7:39 PM):
On anything we've covered thus far...

coco1 says(7:39 PM):
That's what I was wondering, if this new system is replacing the auctions, but no formal mention of it.

MadDScout says to BGG(7:40 PM):
Yes I agree that what we are seeing is the measures by CBI recently put in place to bring the dinar street rate in line with the cbi rate even against a strong dollar

Today they recieved 30 billion in loan assistance


MrsBGG says(7:41 PM):
Are there any other questions or comments?


MadDScout says to BGG(7:41 PM):
18 from imf and 12 from Great Britian


Elilali says(7:42 PM):
BGG also 1 billion from the US I believe

katkat says(7:42 PM):
?

MrsBGG says to katkat(7:43 PM):
GO

katkat says(7:43 PM):
wHAT IS HE STATUS OF MALIKI.... IS HE OUT OF THE PICTURE NOW.. HEALTH? WHENEVER IT LOOKS BAD HE STATES BAD HEALTH

Pablo says to katkat(7:44 PM):
Must have conviction-itis.

BGG says to katkat(7:44 PM):
Let's cover that report next...


BGG says(7:44 PM):
Source: Al-Maliki away from the leadership of the party invitation list and give it to "Abadi"
Follow-up / Sky Press ... Political source revealed, Sunday, away from the secretary-general of the Dawa Party, Nouri al-Maliki for the leadership of the electoral list of the party and Tukelha Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi because of his deteriorating health.

The source said in an interview I followed "Sky Press," that "the secretary-general of the Dawa Party, Nouri al-Maliki in poor health is likely that he will be out of the leadership of the electoral list to call, while Point out that entrusted leadership of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in case he became their kind of compatibility.


katkat says(7:45 PM):
PRAISE GOD

BGG says(7:46 PM):
(He's had "health problems" before... usually right around the time he's in some kind of HOT WATER)...


katkat says(7:46 PM):
CANT HE JUST EXPIRE

beachandcountry says(7:46 PM):
?

MrsBGG says to beachandcountry(7:46 PM):
Go

BGG says(7:46 PM):
The source added that "Nuri al-Maliki in poor health, according to advice from doctors he must stay away from all Maysbb him tension and stress, noting that" al-Maliki in the process of making a decision to stay away from the noise of the coming elections and appoint these tasks to Linda in the call and was succeeded by the party in the Prime Minister Haider Abadi. "

The source added that "the financial Sitferg management business advocacy and logistics party in proportion to the health and place."

BGG says(7:46 PM):
http://www.dinarupdates.com/blog/


beachandcountry says(7:46 PM):
HE IS SICK COOK WORKED FOR MONSANTO

BGG says to beachandcountry(7:47 PM):
( y )

katkat says(7:47 PM):
HE MIGHT WANT TO CHECK HIS WATER BOTTLE

BGG says(7:47 PM):
So anyway - this report is saying Maliki is too sick to keep on as the Dawa Party leadership - he's just "handing it over to Abadi"...

jeffusa says(7:47 PM):
he is sick thinking of the rope burns waiting for him

beachandcountry says(7:47 PM):
DO NOT EAT G M O IT WILL POISEN YOU IF COOKED BY C I A

SRW says to BGG(7:48 PM):
Hanging from the nearest tree would make someone sick.

BGG says(7:48 PM):
He's gotten "sick" before... not the first time we've seen this program.


katkat says(7:48 PM):
HE WONT BE GOOD AT FILING IF HE HAS NO HANDS

katkat says(7:49 PM):
YES CONVENIENTLY ILL

BGG says(7:49 PM):
If he is - and this remains to be seen...


katkat says(7:49 PM):
?

MrsBGG says to katkat(7:49 PM):
Please hold


BGG says(7:49 PM):
I guarantee it has something to do with Abadi's recent meeting with the International Courts while in Munich.


beachandcountry says(7:50 PM):
IN MY OPINION MALIKI IS NOT NEEDED HE IS FINALIZING RECONSILIATION ALARM GOIN OFF TO ME! (lol)

MrsBGG says to katkat(7:51 PM):
GO


katkat says(7:51 PM):
SO IF I WAS IN IRAQ, WOULD I HAVE TO PAY 100.00 FOR 500 DINAR ON THE STREET?

BGG says to katkat(7:52 PM):
That's not what that article was saying -


Elilali says(7:52 PM):
with all respect, I think we should gear our questions to the topic at hand

katkat says(7:53 PM):
i AM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THIS

BGG says to katkat(7:53 PM):
it was saying the "street / market rate" had decreased by 5k per $100 USD as of today.

(actually - yesterday)... NOW - Next report...


katkat says(7:53 PM):
OH THAT IS DIFFERENT

BGG says to katkat(7:53 PM):
The dollar continues to decline against the Iraqi dinar in local markets


katkat says(7:53 PM):
YAY THX

beachandcountry says(7:53 PM):
?

BGG says to katkat(7:54 PM):
Roudao - Sulaymaniyah - continues to dollar prices of landing in front of the Iraqi dinar, due to visit in supply by the Central Bank of Iraq, part of its policy to raise the value of the dinar.

The correspondent Roudao media network in Sulaimaniya, Shadia Messenger, the exchange rate of US $ 100 price of 125,700 Iraqi dinars, on Sunday, March 5 , 2017, while the price was 125.750 thousand dinars on Saturday.

The news reporter Roudao exchange houses for the owners as saying that the current price of the dollar is not appropriate and does not have to deal in dollars increased in the markets.

The decision of the Finance Committee of the Iraqi parliament, Ahmed Haji Rashid, told the network Roudao media, if the central bank raises $ 160 million a day in the market at a price of 119 thousand dinars at a rate of 5 days a week to raise the value of the dinar, and expected to exchange $ 100 price drop to 122 thousand Iraqi dinars.


MrsBGG says to beachandcountry(7:54 PM):
please hold


BGG says(7:54 PM):
http://www.dinarupdates.com/blog/


katkat says(7:55 PM):
tHANK YOU BGG

katkat says(7:56 PM):
A VERY GOOD DIRECTION

BGG says to katkat(7:56 PM):
Did that clear things up??


katkat says(7:56 PM):
YES THANK YOU

MrsBGG says to beachandcountry(7:56 PM):
GO

beachandcountry says(7:56 PM):
I THINK THEY R THROWING CURVES N SCREWBALLS OUT THERE TO TRAIN THEM SO PEOPLE NEED TO GO TO BANK TO GET MOST RECENT RATE GET IT? 8 - )

BGG says to beachandcountry(7:58 PM):
I am totally writing that down - I'm using "THROWING CURVES N SCREWBALLS" on someone tomorrow

phrase = officially boosted

BGG says(7:59 PM):
Hang on - another report.


beachandcountry says(7:59 PM):
AFTER THEY GET IT ALL CAN COME SLIDING IN TO HOME PLACE SCORE THE SHOOTOUT,,,,,,,SCORE N ROLL! : D

BGG says(7:59 PM):
Ahhhh - here we go... the bad report (kind of)...

Warnings of severe deterioration of the dinar after the appetite for dollar

BAGHDAD / JD / .. Despite the reassurances launched by the Iraqi government and the central bank about the threats to the country as a result of lower oil prices, the economic crisis, but concerns about the local operation deterioration continues after severe turnout by the citizens and the owners of capital to buy the dollar and Tknezh in their homes, rather than banks.

First off - keep in mind this is an OP ED piece... Opinion of writer only.

And see a number of experts and specialists in the financial and banking affairs that this process will confuse the economic situation in the country, considering that the offer will be reduced for the dollar with an increase in demand and thus will lead to a rise in price significantly and this is what will lead to the deterioration of the national process.
He says banking expert Abdul Mohsen Ali, that there is huge demand to buy the dollar, whether by citizens or merchants and owners of capital, prompting the central bank to sell larger amounts in the auction to achieve a balance in supply and demand in the market, but this process may be temporary and processors in if it continues harm the economy certainly, in terms of decline in monetary reserves and the decline of the dinar exchange rate.

He said the agency / KD / This turnout comes for several reasons, including the development of the country unstable security and political and statements by some officials on the financial crisis and much talk about the inability of the government to pay salaries and that may lead to the bankruptcy of the country all these things have created a kind of fear among the citizens not to retain dinar replaced the currency of the dollar, in addition to that some of the citizens and the owners of the money prefer the dollar for the dinar for easy transfer and retention of the fact that the money supply will be less, and that's what we confirm it previously necessity currency project to delete the zeros of the three of the currency, which he can solve a lot of problems.


wmawhite says to BGG(8:02 PM):
This opinion piece is not indicative of what is actually happening throuhout Iraq...........
It is not depicting the present security situation nor does it accurately describe the price of the IQD on the street.

Sorry.......ooopps


BGG says to wmawhite(8:02 PM):
True - but I have a perspective you will enjoy (at the end).


katkat says(8:02 PM):
iT DID APPEAR AS YESTERDAYS NEWS

BGG says(8:03 PM):
He noted that the dollar continued to withdraw from the market will lead to significant economic problems in terms of its high price levels and significant contrast will lead to a decline in the dinar exchange rate and dramatically and this means the deterioration of the national currency and the lack of value.

He called banking expert government and central bank to launch awareness programs and assurances for citizens and encourage them to bid farewell to their money in banks rather than turn it into a dollar and this will refund the benefit of the citizen and the country in general.

And saw the US dollar exchange rate in the recent significant rise in front of the Iraqi dinar even reached more than 131,000 dinars per $ 100, but after the measures taken by the central bank sold the largest dollar amounts in the auction led to a portion of the balance to the principle of supply and demand until it reached the market price of the dollar to 126,000 thousand dinars per 100 Dolar.anthy / 8 /


http://www.dinarupdates.com/blog/

(Most of the news tonite was courtesy of Loop). Thanks Loop!!

BGG says(8:05 PM):
Woops - except this last article

BGG says(8:06 PM):
I did say I would comment on this tonite...

BGG says(8:09 PM):
as I read through -

1) This is an OP ED piece... no guarantee of veracity... in fact, an OP ED piece on Dananernews.com - 4th rate, Middle East, jibberish rag - looking for readership.

2) for any view point in Iraq - throw a rock and you can find the exact opposite view point argued with just as much fervor.

(and the preface to either side of the argument will start with... "No, no, no - it's much more complicated than that... " - Blah, blah, blah...

3) the big take-away for me was - the author points out a few things that are HISTORICALLY accurate - then says - IN ESSENCE, you can fix it all with currency reform.


katkat says(8:13 PM):
GLAD SOMEONE IS THINKING

BGG says(8:14 PM):
(none of this will get picked up in the Dinar Community... they will be all like "WAAAAAAAAA - the sky is falling... someone said something I don't understand.... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AND here is the line in the above piece they will miss. Totally.

"...in addition to that some of the citizens and the owners of the money prefer the dollar for the dinar for easy transfer and retention of the fact that the money supply will be less, and that's what we confirm it previously necessity currency project to delete the zeros of the three of the currency, which he can solve a lot of problems..."

".... CAN - SOLVE - A - LOT - OF - PROBLEMS..."


katkat says(8:15 PM):
WOW WHEEEEEEEEEE

BGG says(8:15 PM):
BOOM!!


beachandcountry says(8:15 PM):
?

BGG says(8:15 PM):
mic drop... BGG walks out.


jtank says(8:16 PM):
whattayamean lol

katkat says(8:16 PM):
LOL

katkat says(8:16 PM):
AND THATS ALL FOLKS

MrsBGG says(8:16 PM):
Have a great night folks!!\

MrsBGG says(8:16 PM):
Thank you everyone for joining us for News Time!!


beachandcountry says(8:16 PM):
CURVES SCREWBALLS F NEWS OK WHITY LAY IT ON US

wmawhite says(8:16 PM):
BGG has left the building..................


katkat says(8:17 PM):
HAHAHA

MrsBGG says(8:17 PM):
Thank you wmawhite & MadDScout for joining!!

MrsBGG says to wmawhite(8:17 PM):
: D


wmawhite says(8:17 PM):
You are welcomed


baxter says(8:17 PM):
Thx BGG and Mrs BGG...

ghost757 says(8:17 PM):
Well done

beachandcountry says(8:17 PM):
AND THE REST OF THE STORY?

MrsBGG says to magnetlady(8:17 PM):
Thank you Mags for copying & editing!!


katkat says(8:17 PM):
tHANKS MR WHITE, BGG, MADSCOUT AND LOOP

sassy says(8:17 PM):
Thanks everyoone. Great news nite

coco1 says(8:18 PM):
Thank you all!

MrsBGG says to baxter(8:18 PM):
You are welcome! We are blessed with an amazing team here @ DU!!


Craveman says(8:18 PM):
Thank you guys!!

willie60 says(8:18 PM):
So Great. Thank you all.

cjquade54 says(8:18 PM):
ty all

dale says(8:19 PM):
Thanks BGG and DU team