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  1. @mrparrot AND.......go to this thread & Adam makes a post about the "badges". Yep, let's just have fun with them.
  2. Wow, I've been out of town all week, and just returning. Had limited access to wifi, so I've been in the dark for the last 5-6 days. So, I'm just as lost as the rest of you guys. Looks like I'm a newbie too! LOL
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    @pokerplayer is correct. @rjmc since you're VIP, go check out the VIP section. Locking this topic.
  4. @gp49 Adam is making posts in various places on various subjects, just not the weekly chat that everyone is looking for. Just click on his name anywhere & you'll be able to find his latest posts.
  5. I don't think Adam said that he was sending a "test alert" or "test text". From memory, he set up the VIP phone number verification and we were each supposed to click on it, following instructions, to verify that we are actually signed up and our phone number will work with his system. It's a side bar on your screen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> look over here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I usually can't see it when I'm on my phone, but I can always see it when I'm on my computer. It's still there. It's been awhile since I went thru the steps, but it worked. Check it out & see if that's what you guys are looking for.
  6. @eburt - good question. I'm locking this thread. Here's Adam's most recent chat. Let's start adding to that thread rather than one that's over a year old.
  7. You guys do remember you are in the RUMORS section, right? Truth has nothing to do with what is posted here. RESPECT AND PLAYING NICE DOES! So, continue the discussion WITHOUT the name calling, and we'll let this thread continue. If not, it will be locked.
  8. Normally, since this thread is in Adam's chat forum, I would come along and lock it. But, you guys are having so much fun reminiscing about the past and dreaming about the future that I'm leaving it alone for now. LOL Carry on.......😀
  9. @yota691 First, I'd like to apologize to you. You are spending hours & hours of your personal time to bring us news that pertains to the Iraq/Iran area, and then the bickering starts. To everyone else - this thread is NOT the place for all of this bickering, bantering back & forth, and mud slinging. STOP hi-jacking Yota's news threads. Either post something constructive or don't post at all. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! CUT IT OUT - LIKE A BUNCH OF LITTLE KIDS IN HERE. STAY ON TOPIC!!!!!
  10. Adam will do his updates when he has something to tell us. They may or may not be on the weekend, they may or may not be weekly. We are all just glad when we get info from him. Locking this thread - Adam has posted a chat.
  11. @DinarThug Happy Birthday, my dear clown! Just 60? My you're just a youngster. May you have many more Happy BD's!
  12. @Artitech There are lots of countries that use the USD as their official currency, such as Ecuador, British Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, El Salvador. I'm not sure they need any approval from the US to do this. There's also lots of countries that use the USD along side their own currency, such as Bahamas, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica. I'm sure there's many more than what I've listed.
  13. You got me there! If he's deleting the zeroes, he can ride in all the circles he wants to! Go Clown, Go!
  14. @dinarthug BUT can you ride a straight line on it? Going in circles won't get the job done. Work on that please, before my next vacation.
  15. @DinarThug Ouch! When I got back from vacation, I saw that Weegie was walking very gingerly up to my front door (to get his pay for sub'g for me), but he didn't tell me that he completely flipped out on me. Of course, I should have known he did. My phone was being blown up by customers gripping about not getting their paper. He's just NO GOOD as a sub. I'll have to hire you next time. LOL Do you have a bicycle?
  16. Here's a link to an news article talking about Iraq wanting to eventually move to an electronic banking service and away from a cash economy. What's everyone's thoughts about this going forward? Will it have any effect on the RV'g of the dinar, good or bad? Before the RV? After the RV? I'm posting this for a friend/fellow DV member - we'd both like any feedback on this article please. New electronic banking service seeks to move Iraq away from cash economy 07-02-2021 Fazel Hawramy BUSINESS An Iraqi citizen holding a unit of the country's official currency. Photo: AFP ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Iraqi Central Bank announced on Sunday that it has given permission for a “first of its kind” electronic banking service to be rolled out in Iraq over the next few years. The new service seeks to revolutionize the way Iraqis spend money by providing an alternative to the cash economy currently prevalent across the country, including the Kurdistan Region, its founder tells Rudaw English. Established by Iraqi entrepreneur Kawa Rekani six months ago, First Iraqi Bank is the sole bank to get permission to operate such a service, allowing customers to perform financial transactions online or through their mobile device with ease rather than through cash payments. Unlike Qi Card, a service that has been touted as Iraq’s first step toward electronic banking, customers will not have to retrieve cash at any point. “This is not just a bank; it is a new financial system for the whole of Iraq and will change the Iraqi economy,” Rekani told Rudaw English via WhatsApp from Dubai on Saturday. “In Iraq everything is in cash, we aim to work in a way that from now until the next three years, there would be an 80% of the population that rely on electronic payment. So the money transfer would be from phone to phone.” First Iraqi Bank’s service is based on an application that acts as a mobile wallet and can be downloaded by customers on both IOS and android devices, allowing to transfer money from one mobile phone to another 24 hours a day. The application will be in app stores in mid-March. Only 23 percent of Iraqi households have access to an account at a financial institution, one of the lowest levels in the Arab world, according to data from the World Bank. Most companies in Iraq still operate in cash, with only 26 percent using the formal banking system. Roughly 98% of employers pay in hard currency and nearly half pay their suppliers that way. The Iraqi banking system riddled with bureaucracy only allows for citizens to open bank accounts in person and only after offering documents and going through a cumbersome process. However, Rekani who has been active in the telecommunication and banking system for over two decades believes that this new method would do away with the red tape. He says that his service will dramatically simplify the process of opening an account, where customers only have to download the application and then scan either their passport or the national ID. The company has paired up with a Los-Angeles based Acuant, to verify the documents and check them against a database for possible money laundering and terrorism financing offenses. Once completing the process successfully, customers will receive a standard International Bank Account Number (IBAN). The idea of starting an electronic banking service has been an ambition for Rekani for a long while, but in 2015, following the financial crisis that struck the Kurdistan Region after the central government stopped paying the share of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from the national budget due to perennial disagreements, the issue became more urgent. The KRG took an unprecedented action of seizing money deposited in local banks to pay the salaries of the bloated civil service and fund an existential war that was raging along 1,050 kilometers against the militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Trust in the local banking system received a huge blow following the seizure. To look into the market, Rekani says his company surveyed around 1,000 merchants in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and concluded that the overwhelming majority of the merchants were not in favour of the credit card system that entailed a processing fee. “The moment the processing fee was mentioned the merchants opted for the cash transactions,” Junaid said of the 2017 survey. “The Visa and Mastercard system do not work because of the processing fees.” “The current economic crisis in the country is partly due to the cash economy, you can’t pay the salaries of civil servants until you sell oil and then the money has to be repatriated to Iraq and then converted into dinar and then distribute it into other banks, hence the delay,” Rekani told Rudaw English. “Even the United States would struggle to undertake such an operation.” It is estimated that more than two billion people in the world do not have bank accounts. Similar projects as part of a growing financial technology (FinTech) have been hugely successful across the world in countries where the cash economy was entrenched. In Kenya, M-Pesa, a mobile phone-based money transfer, payments and financing service launched in 2007 has expanded into neighboring countries. The bank will also provide up to 35% of civil servants salaries as loans on a monthly basis if they register with the bank, Rekani said. The bank could also offer installments to customers from merchants that decide to bank with the First Iraqi Bank. “We place a lot of emphasis on merchants like the shopkeepers to accept this [method]. This method will make sure that emphasis is not on cash. And if the reliance on cash is reduced, it would benefit Iraqi and Kurdistan economy a lot." Once the Iraqi government accepts to pay the salaries into the electronic banking system and enough businesses accept the new method, the entrepreneur says, the need for cash in circulation, by in large, will disappear.
  17. @Floridian and @Synopsis - let's not let things get too heated in this thread. Floridian, as shown above, Synopsis has tried to apologize and explain his comments. So just accept that and move on. Let's keep in civil in here - Thanks for the understanding.
  18. Just watched it. Amazing, eye opening, I hope it opens the right doors and windows. Solid proof. BUT I’m afraid the liberals will still yell “lies”. You can’t comvince people that are that closed minded!
  19. @Markinsa - WOW! Just WOW! I watched the entire thing and that is the most impelling thing I've ever seen. I can't wait until tomorrow - Noonish to 2 pm for this info to be released. Thanks for posting this!
  20. Thuggie, I bought most of mine from Okie, and he flew off in his plane before I could get a receipt. So, there's no paperwork to find. Oopsy! I'm not losing sleep over it. Does anyone ever have to prove where they got their "USD" from? (well, unless you're a drug dealer and get stopped with $100,000 cash and about 20 lbs of cocaine) LOL Then they might ask you.
  21. @Charlie Echo You are VIP and OSi, so your question is very confusing to me. Can you elaborate a little bit on your question please? Are you asking if you should go looking for a bank NOW that will exchange your dinar? If so, I mean no disrespect, but all VIP'rs and OSI members should know Adam's answer to that question. So please help me out here on the confusion.
  22. Okay, that's enough. No paperperson, papergirl, no newsie, nothing along those lines. I'm good with paperboy. I'm in my 70's and even paperman doesn't sound right. So let's stick with the original, ok? It's been paperboy most of my life, so I'm too old to start changing now.
  23. Thuggie - I think you lighten the atmosphere a WHOLE lot more than I do. And just for the record, I don't ever want anyone to call me PAPERPERSON! Ain't happening!
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