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  1. Adam Montana Weekly 23 August 2017

    Heyyyy… MIKE! MIKE! Guess what day it is?! That’s right, hummmp dayyyyyyyy! As exciting as that introduction to the weekly update was I am going to try to let you down softly. I have nothing bad to report, but the recent site upgrade/update kept me up darn near all night and I’m running on fumes right now - so pardon my brevity, but I’m going to make this one short and sweet. (Regarding the site update, I have not had a chance to triple-check for any bugs… please feel free to report them here!) Something I talked a little bit about last week - Article 140 - is worth revisiting. Iran and Turkey (border countries to Iraq on the Kurdish border, and vital allies in the fight against ISIS or any other embedded terrorist operation/group) seem to be buddying up with Baghdad (Abadi et al) in support of putting a kibosh on the September 25 Kurdish referendum, which is a feeble attempt to move some pieces around their dusty desert chess board. I have absolutely 0 reasons to think the Kurds will actually get what they say they want out of this “referendum”, but it does give us a date that may be of importance… September 25th. Related link: Last week I mentioned the possibility of Iraq being motivated to push the HCL button, and therefore the RV button, in advance of this silly referendum in order to maintain control of Iraq as a whole and of course move forward with the natural process of raising the value of their currency and overall status in the world. So, could September 25 be a key date? I think it has potential. Not as "the RV date", but rather a deadline that they want to get in front of. Here's the weekly Q's (briefly! I'm running later than anticipated): Summer is going great! thank you for asking #davis4prez! The newsletter you posted was about Bitcoin, not dinar. Bitcoin is a big deal - VIP members, be sure to check out our cryptocurrency section in the VIP area! It's an exciting opportunity I hate to skip out on an important question like that, but I'm pressed for time and I gave a VERY detailed explanation on those two questions in my book RV intel, which is free for VIP members. That will have to do for now. Have a great day everyone, and GOOO RRRRVVVVVVVVVV!!!!!! - Adam
  2. Link: http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/17082017
  3. Barzani to Mattis: Referendum will go ahead if 'stronger alternative’ not offered By Rudaw 16 hours ago President Masoud Barzani receives The US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil on August 22, 2017. Photo: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – President Masoud Barzani told US Secretary of Defense James Mattis the referendum will go ahead unless a stronger alternative is offered, but that Erbil will continue dialogue with Baghdad with the objective of becoming “two good neighbours,” according to a statement from the Kurdistan presidency. Barzani hosted Mattis in Erbil along with a high-level American delegation from both the state and defense departments. During their meeting, Mattis reiterated US concern that the referendum might negatively affect the war against ISIS, according to the statement from the Kurdish side. While Mattis expressed his understanding of the demands and rights of the people of Kurdistan, “He also noted the concerns and the position of his country with regard to the referendum and stated that the referendum was beyond what his country expected and the United States is of the view that this process might put obstacles in the war against ISIS and might create problems for the work of both sides in the war against ISIS,” read the presidency’s Kurdish-language statement. The US Pentagon later also released a readout from meeting summarizing the Mattis-Barzani-talks that praised Erbil and Baghdad’s “strong” military cooperation for the liberation of Mosul, adding the offensive was “only possible” due to that cooperation. “To maintain this cooperation, the secretary encouraged President Barzani to engage in a sustained dialogue with Prime Minister Abadi and keep the focus on maintaining the momentum against ISIS,” Mattis said, according to Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White. There were no direct mentions of “unity of Iraq” or the “wrong” timing of the Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum on September 25 — previous terms used by officials from the US State Department. Mattis thanked Barzani “for his strong leadership of Peshmerga forces and being a supportive partner in operations to defeat ISIS.” Barzani has said that the referendum is a right of the people of Kurdistan according to the principles of democracy and human rights. He told the visiting US delegation that the referendum would “in no way create problems in the war against terrorism.” Barzani said that the violations of the Iraqi constitution, lack of partnership with Baghdad and consensus pushed Kurdistan to call for the vote, adding that the right to hold the referendum was given in the preface of the constitution of Iraq. The preface of the Iraqi constitution reads: The adherence to this constitution preserves for Iraq its free union, its people, its land and its sovereignty. “President Barzani also stated that no forced union has ever worked. We chose a union of willingness conditioned to partnership, but because partnership did not work and to prevent deeper problems, we want to live as two good neighbours,” the statement said. Any request for Kurdistan to postpone the referendum, should come with an alternative “and that alternative should be stronger than the tool of referendum,” the statement said. Both Barzani and Mattis agreed that the talks with Baghdad should continue, with the latter saying they support and encourage such talks. As for the war against ISIS, Barzani thanked the US for its help provided to the Kurdistan Region since 2014 and vowed Kurdistan would continue to fight terrorism now and in the future. Secretary Mattis commended the role of the Peshmerga for their contribution in the ISIS war, adding that the US is honoured to have helped to help the Kurdish force. “The cooperation and coordination between the two sides is very important to secure victory and he expressed the willingness of his country to commit and continue [the war] against the common enemy, which is terrorism,” the statement quoted Mattis as saying. The Kurdish presidency released a different statement in English language regarding the meeting between Barzani and the US delegation. Mattis was accompanied by Ambassador Douglas Silliman, Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk, and a cadre of military officers. The Kurdistan Region has planned a referendum on independence for September 25. The United States has called the timing of the referendum wrong, citing the ongoing fight against ISIS. A series of talks between Erbil and Baghdad officially began last week when a delegation from Erbil visited the Iraqi capital to discuss the referendum. Discussions are expected to continue in Erbil with the ruling Shiite National Alliance in two weeks. Baghdad has called the referendum unconstitutional and unilateral and said it will not recognize the result. The Kurdistan Region says Iraq pushed Erbil into calling for the referendum by violating at least 50 articles of the Iraqi constitution, including Article 140 that concerns disputed or Kurdistani areas claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad, and the budget-share which was cut in early 2014. The American visit is the latest in a series of efforts by high level American officials who want to convince the Kurdish leadership to postpone the referendum. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a phone call with Barzani on August 10 in which he requested the vote be postponed. US commander of the Central Command General Joseph Votel made a similar request when he visited Erbil on August 18. Barzani turned them both down, saying the US has failed to provide a guarantee. Barzani has been very clear that any guarantee should be announced by the US administration in Washington, not “an ambassador,” as he put it Monday. Any alternative, he says, should be a better alternative to achieving the Kurdish right to self-determination than the current referendum. Barzani also said Monday that they will not postpone the referendum in return for political or financial concessions from Baghdad, ruling out anything the central government could offer the Kurdistan Region. But, he said, the international community could offer such a guarantee. “There is one possibility: If the United States, the European Union, the Security Council, or the United Nations come and give an official guarantee to the people of Kurdistan, it is possible to discuss that. But if tomorrow an ambassador in Baghdad – a statement from an ambassador is worth nothing, because I myself have experience with it,” Barzani said, addressing civil society organizations on Monday. “There is no alternative for the referendum now,” Barzani said, adding that the vote will go ahead as scheduled. He then said the guarantee should be a “great” one. “If there is a great international guarantee, the political leadership of Kurdistan can then possibly tell the people that this is a more guaranteed [way]. But even that may be refused.” Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and a number of senior officials welcomed the secretary at Erbil International Airport. Mattis then held a meeting with President Barzani, also attended by, among others, Talabani, acting Peshmerga minister Karim Sinjari, and Rozh Nuri Shaweys who headed the Kurdistan referendum delegation to Baghdad last week. Mattis has been visiting capitals in the Middle East, previously Baghdad this morning and Amman on Monday. He is scheduled to go to Ankara tomorrow.
  4. Apple, I believe. That's just part of iOS just like the camera and the calculator built into the phone.
  5. Heads or Tails! :)

    Hey Skeeter! My normal weekly updates end up in the "Chat Logs" section. Here: http://dinarvets.com/forums/index.php?/forum/15-chat-logs/
  6. Adam Montana Weekly 16 August 2017

    Lol yes I noticed but I figured I'd let it slide... glass houses and rocks, you know?
  7. Adam Montana Weekly 16 August 2017

    Thanks tankdude! I was pretty impressed with it as well! There are a couple of things that I was not able to convey, but overall it worked out pretty good. Mods, can one of you fix the weekly questions with quote boxes? I was not able to insert the quote function from my phone.
  8. Adam Montana Weekly 16 August 2017

    Good morning DV friends and family! I'm going to pre-apologize for grammar or spelling errors, I am forced to do this from my phone today, in the back of a cab, in a rush to get to the airport. My life is nuts First I'll state the obvious - no HCL and no RV at this time. Whew! Glad that's out of the way. Now, an item that has been popping up in the news and in dinar discussions a lot is article 140. Most of the time when these articles or topics come up, unless it has something to do directly with the HCl, I tend to be a naysayer about their relevance… This one is slightly different. I'll explain my opinion in a moment, but first it might be a good idea to have a background on what article 140 actually is. In a nutshell, there are several areas that Erbil / the Kurdish government is attempting to claim as theirs, but are currently arguably under the Iraqi government rule, regardless of where they rightfully belong. I will not get into my opinions of that aspect of it other than to state that there is a power struggle going on and neither side would willingly walk away or give in without a good reason... At this time the Kurds would not want to give them up because obviously they want the land and also the resources under the land, in addition to the historical and religious reasons. Baghdad currently has a stronger political argument for ownership, plus they do not want to see the Kurdish region secede. Here's an article that explains in more detail: http://www.nrttv.com/En/birura-details.aspx?Jimare=6823 As stated by that author, the questions asked and games that are being played with the regions people's are pretty much just trick questions. They are being asked if they want independence, and not given a full understanding of what the question actually means, so there is a lot of ambiguity in the surveys and what is being reported to them and to the outside world. But let's forget about that, and think about it in another way. With the IQD being so undervalued, it actually would benefit the Kurds to separate and establish their own currency, which would probably be drastically higher than what the Iraqi dinar is right now. This would be next to impossible, for many reasons, but let's skip that for now. Baghdad does not want the Kurds to separate for the same reason, and also because that would mean they instantly lose a good portion of their oil reserves and would lessen their ability to create a stronger dinar for the entire country. Some are saying that the HCL cannot go through without article 140 resolved, but it is also possible that by pushing the HCL through, and creating a stronger dinar for everyone including those in the contested regions, and those peoples would no longer have as strong of a desire for independence, and therefore end the entire dispute. Obviously that does not give you a date or a rate but I hope the food for thought is encouraging and I want y'all to have a wonderful day and rest of your week! Weekly Qs: =============== No projections at this time. We are at a critical point and things could change any day. =============== =================== I think CBI and parliament are equally important. They both have to be ready... but in that regard, I believe the CBI is ready already. =================== ================ The CBI issuing a holiday announcement is certainly intriguing. I can't tell you for certain if it's the first time, but... certainly intriguing, indeed. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Thats it for now! Just pulling up to the airport, so I'm going to post this and hope I didn't mangle too many words. Have a a great day! - Adam
  9. Adam Montana Weekly 9 August 2017

    Those are great "Sunday" memes, especially the one about it being 8PM I apologize for keeping you all waiting, I'm just going to put this together real quick: It's not often I think I have a date nailed down, for ANYTHING related to Iraq, but right now I'm chomping at the bit for a tiny hint of confirmation on a couple things. One is heavily HCL related. That's as far into the "intel" that I'm going to go. Those of you that know me well, know that I keep a very steady and even keel regarding this investment. Am I optimistic? You bet! Do I let my emotions overtake my logic? NEVER. (At least not regarding the Dinar! ) So this is really one of the very few times I have ever felt this way... the feeling is a slight bit of annoyance that something didn't happen in the timeframe I expected it to. I guess we all feel that way sometimes, or have felt that way at times, and I know some of the members here feel that way daily but me... I don't do that. Here's the positive side of my post for tonight: Even though the things I wanted to see happen did not happen, there has been a lot of significant news. That speaks to me in a way... I hate to use these words, but my gut tells me that the HCL related items are on the verge of coming through, but since they can't yet (for one reason or another) they are settling for passing other things. It's not what we want, at least as an end result, but it is still positive and I'll take it. That's going to have to do for now! I have a hectic travel schedule this week, but sometimes airplanes give me a perfect place to put my thoughts in order (when I'm trapped in a tiny seat 30,000 feet in the air), so I'll be in touch soon. GO RVVVVV!!!!!!!!
  10. Adam Montana Weekly 9 August 2017

    soon.... It's still Sunday!
  11. Adam Montana Weekly 9 August 2017

    Evening all! Today's update is late, but it's for a good reason. Unfortunately, for me to talk about my reason would only add to the "rumor mill" and give the "gurus" something to talk about, and that's not something I want to do. I will do another update later this week... hopefully as soon as Friday, perhaps as late as Sunday, but that's the best I can promise. Like that wave I talked about last week, dinar news is just something we can't control or even anticipate, beyond the simple expectation that "it will come". Quite a few! Avila Beach all the way down to Del Mar. My average hitch was probably 35 miles but it was an easy 4 hours between hopping rides. Del Mar was crap for waves but the setting is amazing and worth a visit From what I'm told, and making a fairly educated guess, at least half of that "cash" is not a consideration - lost, burned, or buried. The other half is mostly accounted for and is going to be factored into the RV amount. Chapter 7 is still a sideline. HCL is the major factor. See above I'm waiting on some news as of now, actually as of a couple days now... it's coming. Hey dinaro, sorry for the late update! I'm doing the best I can with the info I have Well I certainly hope the meteorologists can get it right soon, because I've been begging for a meteor shower this whole week! I laughed along with you. That's nothing more than a conspiracy theory that may hold a little weight... but not enough to bank on. The real value of this situation rests upon Iraq, and their potential, which is tremendous! It was fun to think back on some glorious times! I didn't post it yet. I apologize for that! It's sitting here, composed, ready to go with one click... but I can't do it until I get one little confirmation. ======================= That's it for now! I hope to be back shortly with more, but I am not in control of when that wave comes. Either way, I'm watching and waiting right beside all of you! - Adam
  12. Interesting choice... I wonder if the notoriety of a celebrity attorney will help or hurt? Anyone know the win/loss record of Johnny Cochran after the OJ case?
  13. Adam Montana Weekly - 2 August 2017

    believe it or not, people actually do (sort of) surf Lake Michigan!! I spent my first 16 years on the west coast, it was a good 30 miles of curvy mountain roads to the beach most days, and Volkswagens with surfboard racks tended to break down in the most random places... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I still remember the smell of "mr zogs" and the taste of that saltwater "nasal-drain" when you took a couple diggers in the morning and later in the day a pint of saltwater suddenly dislodges itself from some hidden cavity in your nose/throat area at a random moment and almost makes you drown one more time But "hang 10" is something you DO, if you have waves that big... not many places in Cali that I ever surfed had waves that gnarly Hang "loose" is more of a "keep cool" thing. \m/ Back to business, though - the IMF article is extremely intriguing. I didn't fully address it because I'm waiting on a report from a contact. I'll post an update in the VIP section tonight or early tomorrow.
  14. Adam Montana Weekly - 2 August 2017

    Goooood morning DV family! It's Wednesday, and I hate to be the bearer of "no news", but I prefer that to "bad news"! We seem to have hit another lull in the dinar, and as I was laying in bed this morning rubbing the cobwebs out of my eyes, I thought back to my days as a teenager when I used to hitchhike to the beach with my surfboard. (Boy, do I have stories about those days! ) Anyone who has surfed will know this feeling well... you paddle out, find your spot, and hang out for a bit. Sometimes the wave you will ride comes right away, but most of the time it does not. So you sit there, treading water, rising with the surge, and then going down the back of what could have been a wave but it just wasn't the one. That is how I feel we are right now. It's not a bad place to be, not by any means! We get a swell, and wonder if "this is the one", but it passes without breaking in our favor. Then, after many ups and downs... there it is. "The one". You see it coming, a smile crosses your face, and you start paddling. The force of the wave picks you up, starts pushing you forward, and you're about to stand up... and the momentum fades. You shrug and turn around, and paddle back out. Repeat. A beginner surfer might get discouraged at this. "Dang! I guess I'll never catch a wave!" Does that sound like our current situation? It does to me. Have you heard that kind of thought process from many of our members here? I have. But that's the wrong way to look at it, it's the wrong way to wait for "the one". Thinking like that will distract you, and you'll be whining about how that last wave set you up for disappointment just like the latest guru prediction... and you won't be ready to paddle like mad when the REAL wave comes. That's where we are, and yes this entire post was a metaphor Just like the ocean is surely going to create a wave worthy of surfing on, we are certainly in the right spot to ride that wave, if we are only ready to paddle like mad when it comes. Hang loose, my friends. ========================================= I concur. My thoughts at this time as well. Stay vigilant, though! Hey Chuck, thanks for the shoutout! They no longer need daily beatings to keep the moral high, which is a good thing. I don't think the National Oil Company is a prerequisite to move forward on the HCL. I think it was last week or the week prior when I explained my view on how they release "news" or "statements"... 99 times it will likely be subterfuge, and then the real play will happen. It's my opinion that will never happen. Hi Glenn, I believe your ticket is assigned to me and it was not urgent so I just didn't take the time to address it yet. I apologize for the delay, I will get to it by the end of the week. "haaa" back at ya! ========================================= Cheers everyone! - Adam
  15. Adam Montana Weekly - 25 July 2017

    First post updated.
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