TNT Call notes 15-January-2016
RayRen: [TNT Rap] Good afternoon, TNT super-fantastic family! It is Fantabulous Friday, January 15, 2016. [sound checks] Of course you received the tweet that said, ďNo new intel todayĒ, so if you are here for new intel, you can leave. We are just going to recap, do a little Q+A and get ready to embark on the weekend. If people want new intel, they wonít call in! Last night the banks were looking for this like nobodyís business, and some have set up snack stations, waiting for us. They are waiting for it 80 times a day. Other sources are telling us to stay close to your phone. All the big sources are ready for this, they are expecting this today Ė not promising anything, but looking for it today. What are we waiting for? If I knew that, there would be a different economic reality. We are definitely seeing signs of progress, especially with the bankers all excited. Itís status quo in Canada, no news there as yet. People have been talking to bank people who have changed their outlook and disposition.
At least four occurrences have come to my knowledge Ė people went in to their appoint-ments, and their people were no longer at the bank. They showed up for exchanging or preparing, and their bankers became magicians and disappeared! There have been four so far, and Iím sure Iíll hear of more; text or email or post them in the forum. That is interesting when your banking person disappears without even calling you.
When is the first time I heard about the 15th being IT? I think I heard it before 6. January, someone speculating that it would be the 15th, and also rumors and intel from banks, with public exchanges on the 15th, and groups and private exchanges before then. Some people deny that private exchanges have taken place. I report, you decide, but that is the information I got and I choose to believe what I have heard.
In Iraq, there were articles and such in print and on the television. They say their smart cards would be funded by 10. January. Today is the 15th Ė what has happened with the smart cards? From the reports Iíve received, some smart cards have been funded, although not all of them. Itís hitting certain provinces, but not Baghdad yet according to two sources there. For where itís happening, they were excited. We were told that ALL of it would take place by the 10th; some of it has, and that is progress. As long as progress keeps happening, I am happy. We donítí know the last final date. We keep hearing everything is done, but there are still some decisions that have not been made. We donítí know why, so all we can do is sit back and wait, and enjoy it when it happens. There was talk in the Mosque that the Gazette was going to be published on Wednesday Ė not itís Friday and we still havenít seen it published as we understand it in the US. That is, we have been told it was published, but we expect that to mean we can look it up. We have to be more particular with our communications when we are talking across another continent. Words have powerful meanings and we have to avoid getting stuck on them.
Some of my intel people felt challenged because I worded something in a different way. I like to get down to the real nitty-gritty and making sure we fully understand something.
All of the above was expected. Letís look at the lifting of Iranís sanctions. When we look at Iraq and itís budget being published and the smart cards loaded prior to the 15th, with people saying that this would be released on the 15th, and none of that mentioned sanctions. If those are connected, you would think that the currency in Iraq would have to be released before Iranís sanctions are lifted, and they were saying those sanctions should be released on the 15th as well. Some are linking the two, some are keeping them separate. Iím staying on the sidelines, throwing in my thought processes from time to time. That doesnít mean it has to be your thought process as well. Sometimes I share it because people ask what Iím thinking. If Iran was a major player in the larger plan, I wonder why it wasnít mentioned. If you have the answers we are looking for, get in touch with me! You can get my email from someone if you want to have conversation, anonymously or in public. All thatís important to me is the information Ė if you have it, share it!
Tony had a mantra about paying it forward and I agree with that. Ten days after the RV, letís all pay it forward in some way, with ĎTNT superfantasticí on the back. Will that put a target on your back? No, because we will not exist after the RV. Those pay-it-forward projects just send a message to us. So ten days from RV day, pay if forward and put our TNT stamp on it, so we can tell each other that ďI did my partĒ. We did something to make a difference, and we will continue.
Q: Is there a website or some way we can find what will be the currency basket? A: I donít have an answer for you at this moment, but hopefully will do in the future.
Q: Are the rates showing on the bank screens at this time? Also, what are you hearing from the mosque? Did the people whose cards are activated receiving their retroactive pay? A: Those with the cards have got back pay. In the mosques they say something should happen this week. In the banks, only some selected people can see rates, and some who could see them earlier now can not. We have been told those screens rates are placeholder rates, and that is why they keep changing rates in the system. The truth will come to light when itís time for you to sit with a manager across that desk, and they show you the rates on the screens. I donítí see any reason not to show you the screens. So on some sites those high rates were only placeholders, or maybe not.
Q: Tony said when the cards are loaded in Iraq, it will go immediately. A: He said that when people in Iraq are paid, we will be. When some provinces have been paid and not others, then ďthe peopleĒ in Iraq have not been paid. Some have and some have not, and we might have to wait until that is complete or at least has touched all the provinces. We know that Baghdad is last on the list and they are not seeing/feeling anything yet.
Q: It appears Iran has come out of the closet, economically and politically; does this affect Iraqís timeline? A: No.
Q: What are they saying in the mosque and Iraqi television? A: My understanding is that the mosques are saying ďthis weekĒ. As for the Gazette, some say yes and some say no. If you cannot pull it up and read it, then I would say No. There has been nothing rolling on the bottom of the television apart from news about Mosul.
Q: Why is Iran able to RV so quickly when Iran is taking so long? Is this because Iran didnít have a working government? Or because they are trying to fold Iran into the RV that has been delayed so long? A: I would say option 2, possibly.
Q: What if you donít have a bank account? A: They will set up an account for you, although it might be 24-48 hours before you have access to the cash. I can live with that.
432 caller: There was a memo on 3. December saying the Fed was releasing instructions for exchange. Did you get a copy of that memo?
RayRen: I didnít but several bank people said they saw it, and thatís good enough for me. I didnítí need to see it Ė it was for bank people.
Caller: You talked about that memo as if it was real, but this is hearsay. Unless you saw it yourself, I wonder if itís real or not.
RayRen: I believe the banking people, and you choose not to. Whatís the argument here? I report, you decide. They had the authority to release this and chose not to do it.
512 caller: That last caller was totally ridiculous. They said something, it didnít happen, so it didnít happen.
RayRen: We canít make them!
Caller: People are getting frustrated. I have only been waiting for three years, and I have friends who have been waiting for ten years. Iíve developed some really good patience. It looks to me that things are changing, developing, and we will have agood weekend. It will happens when it happens. I think youíve done a great job, you and your brother, DC and Pam, and all those who have donated their time. You all need a pat on the back.
RayRen: Weíre doing the best we can to report what comes to us. It is what it is, and acting the fool wonít change it.
Caller: My birthday Is Tuesday, hope it comes by then. Iíll foot the bill for Vegas if it comes onTuesday! Have you heard anything about the tax situation? Anything new?
RayRen: We are still guessing. Set aside 50% -- thatís a good plan. Your professional people might be able to whittle that down to something lower.
Caller: I donít care about the percentage; it will still be more than Iíll ever have in my life. [Appreciation] Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!
865/404 caller: I think everyone is attuned to the bloodbath in the stock market. How much more will we see before something is alleviated on that? Any correlation?
RayRen: Our intel team tells us what is happening with the RV Ė they are not focused on the other issues. I donít ask and they donít tell what they think should happen. They tell us what they hear; they are not decision-makers. Look at the financial calamities coming down, and they say ďOh the RV has to happen before thisĒ and they have all come and gone. In this case, maybe the Ďor elseí has to take place, or maybe it has to get up to the point of explosion so this can step in and help out. I look at where weíve been and where we are, and I try to project where weíre going.
Caller: I heard for the first time that the US Treasury is monitoring what is going on. It will be interesting to see what happens when the markets close. [Appreciation] Vegas, Vegas, Vegas! And negotiate!
843 caller: Are currencies still available to buy, such as zim?
RayRen: Yes. Unless something has changed in the last 30 minutes, you can go on the internet, ebay, amazon.com, and you will find currencies still to acquire.
Caller: I bought some zim, and donít know if they are those are the ones that will be exchanged. I accidentally cut off a little corner of one bill Ė will that be a problem.
RayRen: I wouldnít worry because you havenít spend a fortune. Call the local banks in your area, and ask if you can bring in your zim to be verified. A torn corner wonít affect that at all, so long as you donít cut across the serial numbers or anything. If that happens again, grab some Scotch tape and repair it!
Caller: [Appreciation] Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!
610 caller: You said about paying it forward in ten days Ė pay something today to keep this site and these calls going. They are not free. Letís PIF and send a few bucks to TNT. Also, I would love it some of Tonyís cards can be put on the website, to give us ideas for what to do for our cards.
RayRen: Iíll check with him today and see what we can and post on the website.
Caller: [Appreciation] Vegas, Vegas, Vegas! And North Carolina for BBQ! And negotiate!
407 caller: Any idea of the time frame today on the RV?
RayRen: No idea of the time frame. Some bank sources expected to be receiving people today and most are saying ďsome time todayĒ, with refreshment stations set up. They are expecting you like you wouldnít believe!
Caller: [Appreciation] Vegas, Vegas, Vegas! And Atlanta!
405 caller: There is a rumor that there are two things we have to see before this RV, that gas prices have to go up and Mosul has to be secured.
RayRen: I have not heard that to be an issue. Iraq has been systematically funding cards in the last day or two. I never knew if it would be instant over a period of time. Mosul might have an impact or not Ė it could be just a coincidence.
Caller: [Appreciation] Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!
RayRen: Here we are Ė any time, any minute, any day. Every banking source and contact Iíve heard from are looking for this today. They have some reason for looking for today, and I am looking with them. It may or may not show up, but I like the signs of progress Iím seeing. If they warrant another call, you will get a tweet for another call. If not, the sun still comes up tomorrow. We are patiently waiting, because that is the best thing to do. It helps us stay sane, focused and ready to move in the right manner and direction, with a fixed and steady purpose to pursue our destiny. Have a good weekend, everybody.