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  1. King Bean, I have heard Frank tell his audience on a number of occasions that WS is an employee of the company in Iraq. Frank always troubles me as he has a very smooth patter and much like any good salesman he can make a convincing story up out of shreds of facts. Who can forget the call last year when he introduced the supposed war hero Ghost. This man claimed all sorts of heroic deeds while in Iraq including being present at the capture of Saddam Hussein however as the call went on his ever enlarging tales made me suspicious of his integrity. Following Ghost's boastful predictions, nothing positive occurred in the following weeks and Frank has never referred to him since! I want to believe Frank but he never really offers anything tangible that any of us can test or investigate personally.
  2. I listened to the broadcast and read the transcript and frankly don't believe a word of anything Ghost said. I have reasoned a number of logical conclusions as to why many of his statements were palpably wrong but don't want to waste keystrokes elaborating on what most of you have also already deduced. In any event, it would be very easy to verify his statement that military personnel leaving Iraq are getting up to $1.80 per. Dinar exchanged by simply locating and asking one or more of said soldiers and airmen if in fact, that was their experience?
  3. Dinar Thug, I read the details of the Australian outlets for AL-Taif elsewhere and being in Australia, decided to give them a call to sound them out. I rang both the Melbourne and Sydney branches and spoke to a female employee in Melbourne and a guy in Sydney. The woman claimed that the currency would not improve in value anytime soon, suggested that my 2003 notes were out of date??? and advised that because of the vast corruption and security issues in Iraq, I should immediately sell my notes for cash on eBay??? The fellow in Sydney was similarly dismissive of Iraq's prospects and said that he had had many conversations with Dinar holders and while he enjoyed(?) talking to holders, he suggested to each person, that their currency holdings would be valueless for a very long time. Neither employee would entertain the possibility that the currency will suddenly revalue in the near future. For what its worth, I have a long background in the security industry and generally, a good nose for when someone is lying to me, so I can only tell you all that both employees sounded sincere and honest...time will tell! Also, there is no mention on the company's official Australian web-site regarding any role as an official representative of the Iraqi government. p.s. I've been around this currency for many years, so dear reader don't assume my limited number of posts at this site suggests a lack of knowledge or interest the future potential for this currency.
  4. This article says it all, rampant corruption, poor security for investors and Iraqi officials channeling foreign funds to their pet domestic projects. I sometimes despair that this country will ever lift itself out of its sectarian politics and policies. I simply cannot see a revaluation coming anytime soon regardless of the HCL law or anything else! Al-Abbadi returned disappointed with Davos after hearing harsh words The newspaper said today that Abadi faces a great challenge in persuading foreign donors and investors to work in Iraq in light of the spread of corruption and lack of political and economic guarantees. Abadi seeks to provide international funding in two directions, the first in the form of grants and international grants, and is directed towards the reconstruction of basic infrastructure in the liberated areas, and the second in the form of investment opportunities, to create residential, commercial and recreational projects. The newspaper said that ‘leaks from the hall of the Davos conference, held in Switzerland recently, indicated that Abadi’ heard harsh words, from donors and investors presumed, when he offered them assistance to Iraq ‘. She added that donors are afraid to waste their money in the reconstruction and investment assumed, in a country competing at the top of the list of failed states, because of the spread of corruption. State institutions suffer from a severe bureaucracy, and administrative transactions can only be accomplished by paying bribes to corrupt officials who control the decision. Many of the special grade employees in the Iraqi government belong to political parties, with whom they share the commissions they provide. Despite many legislative reforms introduced by Iraq on investment laws, the legal environment appears hostile to foreign investment, observers say. They say that many legal contracts are still being put in the way of foreign investors contemplating coming to Iraq, with the aim of forcing them to pay commissions to facilitate their contracts. Sometimes commissions are about half of the expected profits. According to the newspaper. “It has become widely known that Baghdad’s reputation does not encourage investors to venture with their money in a country that is still classified as the most dangerous country in the world. And there are those who firmly believe that the donations will not go for the reconstruction of cities destroyed by the war on the Dahesh, in light of the dominance of armed parties and organizations on the street and a large part of the joints of the state. She explained that in the absence of confidence in the Iraqi government, the figures put forward by that government seems a kind of imagination that will not strengthen the global investment market to turn it into reality. The convening of the donor conference in Kuwait may seem a bad message to some Kuwaitis who still insist on not canceling the remaining compensation. Which will be an additional obstacle to dealing with investors and donors with Iraqi demands. Economic and financial experts do not expect the conference to produce miraculous results and miracles in light of the inability of the Iraqi government to provide realistic guarantees to those seeking to help Iraq, making hopes on the conference closer to dreams. Abadi is betting on persuading the international community to provide a fair portion of the funds Iraq needs. But first he needs to gain his trust. International donors are expected to meet on February 12-14 in Kuwait to discuss opportunities to help Iraq. Baghdad is counting on this conference to launch a massive reconstruction campaign in the country, drawing on a series of pledges and actions it will take to convince donors to provide their money. Ebadi’s Baghdad office seems confident of its ability to convince donors at the Kuwait conference, but diplomatic sources say the Iraqi government does not have enough arguments to gain the confidence of foreign capitalists. In devastated provinces such as Nineveh and Anbar, the work of foreign companies appears to be a source of political competition amid the chaos that prevailed there after the liberation. The newspaper reported. Mosul, Nineveh, and Ramadi, the center of Anbar, have suffered extensive damage to the infrastructure and homes of residents, turning into two large fronts during the war against an oppressive organization. Political unrest prevails, and their administration is competing for power, most of whom are accused of corruption. Diplomats say donors and investors may choose to channel limited funding to specific projects in Iraq to test the possibility of success. Anbar province appears to be a candidate for this experiment. Anbar is bordered by three countries – Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia – which makes it easy for companies to access. The Iraqi government believes that the international community will help it provide a normal living environment, prevent the emergence of violent extremism linked to authoritarian policies involving previous governments and characterized by poor distribution of wealth. Iraq has suffered a large deficit in its financial budget, forcing the country to undergo austerity measures during the past three years, which also witnessed the control of an organization on a large part of its territory. Iraq was unable to recover its territory, except by spending billions of dollars on military operations, which subsequently destroyed entire cities. Iraq was forced to seek international loans, constrained government spending on difficult terms, and raised fuel prices, which the state subsidizes production. According to Iraqi estimates, the country needs about $ 100 billion to fund large-scale reconstruction, in areas that have been restored from a hasty organization.
  5. The attached URL relates to reporting of UN concerns that Iraq is on the verge of all out civil war. The immediate consequences for revaluation of our investment in the Dinar maybe dire if the major parties cannot be brought to the peace table.
  6. CONVERT CURRENCIES Convert this amount: From: To: Results: 1.00000 US Dollar = 2.08668 Vietnamese Dong 2.08668 Vietnamese Dong per US Dollar Based on daily rates for the US dollar Page generated 1/15/2013 12:36 AM ET and here is the link:
  7. Ghostdawg, Go and have another look, you are both correct. Mini is referring to the top of the page.
  8. Jim, I don't really care about the ramifications flowing from most of your statement as they relate solely to American issues but I cannot let: • Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring. (Scientists are at near consensus that it is.) pass. It absolute drivel to claim that 'most' scientists believe in climate change! Two problems my friend, IS the climate changing(??) and if so, WHAT is causing the change. There is unlikely to be one cause but multiple contributing factors. The whole climate change debate has been hijacked by those scientists with a vested monetary interest (fat salaries and grants) and dullards who believe the outpourings from a vile media with its own agenda/s. And I absolutely agree that this article does not belong on the Dinar Vets site. Regards,
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