TNT – Friday

Tony:  Good morning, TNT!  Today is Friday, July 17, 2015.  I will start with saying prayers to the family of four marines killed yesterday at the recruiting station.

We could have skipped the call today because we haven’t seen it yet.  I don’t know what was said in the mosques this morning, and they don’t communicate until after sundown.  People were told they would have before the Eid, that they would receive it as  promised.

They did NOT have their cards loaded as they were told. Even though the government told them they would be loaded Thursday, it was not done.  The banks are open on Saturday, so we’ll see. They are all still waiting, getting frustrated by the day as we are. Everyone is still being told ‘any minute, no problems’, nobody arguing, fussing or fighting. EVERYBODY thought it was going last night.  A memo went out from the bank saying, “International rate is being activated” but we didn’t see it.  I don’t know how long it takes to do it, but they got that memo on Wednesday night and that’s why we thought it would go yesterday.

Everything has gone through – Greece, Iraq, Iran and its laws – and they don’t need those to make the announcement. They just need to announce it and get going. We are in a great position.

Rates:  dinar = $4.27, dong = @.27, zim = 22 cents, rupiah = $1.88, afghan = $2.44 as of yesterday, seen in at least three states!  That is the news, can’t get much better than that.  We are just waiting, waiting, waiting. We don’t know what they are waiting for.  Everyone thought it would be here last night, could be here today, tomorrow, at any moment.  Everyone has said Yes, they are comfortable but it still hasn’t happened, so we are clearly waiting for something. The fact that everyone is locked down and waiting is good for us.

617 caller:  I was going to ask about the rates because we heard zim at three cents.

Tony:  We know someone who exchanged zim at three cents, because he wanted to have it now rather than at the end of the month.  Others have also got lower rates, but at least they are exchanging and we’ll see what everyone gets.  It’s not a matter of the codes.  I think some people are being given deals to go to the front of the line, and they are accepting less for that opportunity.

Caller:  But you are now seeing 21 cents on the screen?  Great!  Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!

301 caller:  Once you get the package with the 800 number, how will we know once the site goes down?  Will there be a silence until you announce the 800 numbers or on the site?  How will we know?  I’m asking for my mother, who is 80 and has dinar and dong.

Tony:  Can I speak to your mother? I am more than glad you are here and involved in it, not just waiting for it to happen.  I definitely want you to reap the benefits and enjoy it. I do get a lot of letters from your age, some even older, some a bit younger, and I share them with my wife.  I just want you to know that people who are 70, 80, 90 have been through the struggle even more than we do.  I hope you have a plan.  Enjoy your day!

Caller and mother:  Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!

Tony:  Pam and I both get calls and texts after the call asking this and that, things that were already covered on the call!  I probably tell you too much, apart from the really delicate stuff, because people will call me.  I am ready to be over this as much as you are.  I know they will do the RV and do it before they tell us.  They are not taking any chances, and we will know afterwards.  The only part we have to look at is this:  we are doing to find out because I have many sources overseas who are going to find out before they tell us officially.  Then the question becomes, “what do I do between finding out and being told officially?”  I want this to go as smoothly as possible so we can go in to the banks as efficiently and quickly as possible.  I don’t know what they will decide – seven days of calls, one long live call, one 15-minute call – I just don’t know.  I’m going to have to make a decision in the moment, what to do when I first get the news.  I just don’t know.

Caller:  I am jumping from the calls to the information sites… I just don’t know where to get the information.

Tony:  When it comes out, it will be on all those sites.  I will tweet it out so people can get instructions.  I’m pretty sure there will be a site with all the 800 numbers and instructions.  If at all possible, it will be on and  all our tntsuperfantastic sites (.com, .info, .net), with a static page.  At the very least, the numbers should be there for you to call.  Have a great weekend!

Caller:  Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!

831 caller:  We are just banging along happily, glad to be in the position we’re in.  Are you truly interested in Partibus series D?  That’s my real question?

Tony:  I’m always interested in a good cigar!  It does look like it will be in the next few days.  They told them their card would be loaded yesterday, and it didn’t happen.  They said they would have this by the Eid, and we are all waiting.  There are two beginnings and two endings;  yesterday CNN said it ends at sundown yesterday, but my understanding is that it ends tonight at sundown and the celebrations start on Saturday.

Last Friday, some people met with me in Sacramento and I got to meet some locals as well.  Today is Friday, and I’m going to do it again at Harlow’s, a club where they have a band tonight.  I will be there along with some ex-NBA players, etc.,  I’ll be there, in the back, at 9.30pm onwards, and I’ll arrange for you to take pictures of them if you want.  This is what concerns me, though:  I love meeting you all, even though Pam and DC say that I’m crazy exposing myself to these people.  I think most people are good people, and I enjoy meeting and talking, seeing what we are doing.  916,524,5131;  I arranged to get in early to meet you all and talk about us (because I haven’t signed an NDA yet), and I’ll tell you what I would do, and also answer some individual questions.

I don’t like when people fly from out-of-state, and that’s why I left this so late. I love meeting people and that’s why I do it, but it doesn’t feel right when people travel for hours just to spend a few minutes with us.  A gal drive all the way from Petaluma for three minutes. Another lady came by bus from Oakland. I appreciate it, but don’t want you to do anything that will be a strain or a problem.  If you are local, then let’s do it!

404 caller:  I was all excited hoping you would be coming to Atlanta!  Maybe another time.  If the party starts at 9.30 PST, that’s after midnight EST, will you be able to send out a tweet or whatever?

Tony: I can do a call or a tweet from anwhere, and I have people ready to change the websites, so it will be fine.

Caller:  Have the dealers been told anything or put on alert?

Tony:  They were put on alert last week, and supposedly given a time period.  This time they just gave them a window of time, which was last week, and they were advised to be vigilant and look for changes.  I haven’t heard about that happening today.

Caller:  The 800 numbers – are those different from the numbers already on the bank sites for the foreign exchange departments?

Tony:  I assume they will be different.

Caller:  Are the American banks being put on alert to stay open longer hours this weekend?

Tony:  I haven’t heard that yet.  They took a day or so off, but are on lockdown again now.

Caller:  The people responsible for pushing the button, is it possible each person thought it was someone else’s job?

Tony:  If only it were that simple!  <laughter>

Caller:  May today be the day!  Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!  Have a great weekend.  And come to Atlanta!

Tony:  I have friends and family there, so I will be coming to Atlanta.

423 caller:  I’m doing well, I’m just waiting.  They say that a flat tire is just flat on one side…

Tony:  That’s all we are all doing at this point. If I could do it, it would be done long ago!

219 caller:  [Appreciation]  My church has a lot of people who have invested.  With the flux of tithes and offerings given to the church, do you think they will freeze our account?

Tony:  No.  So long as the money is traceable, I don’t think there will be any problem.

Caller:  I know RayRen has meetings and OpenMike:  are the rest of us just out?  He doesn’t seem to answer his calls.

Tony:  I know he is travelling today.  I know Ray wants to do some classes at Vegas, and then do five classes afterwards.

Caller:  I want to go because I don’t want to be financially illiterate, I want to learn how to be financially independent.

Tony:  How’s about on the last call I give out Ray’s number for everyone?  <laughter>

410 caller:  My husband’s calendar says that this evening is the beginning of Eid.  Do we know if the  contracts rates are still in place?  What about taxes?

Tony:  Yes on contract rates and I don’t know anything about the tax status.

Caller:  Thanks!  Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!  [Appreciation]

303 caller:  I have two questions. I have a stack of 10K dong and 500K dong;  will there be any difficulty exchanging those together?

Tony: I don’t see any problem with that.

Caller:  If the banks have done a lot of these exchanges, and the dinar and dong are worth nothing on the books, how can the banks get this past the FDIC inspectors without anyone raising an eyebrow?

Tony:  Do you not know what country you live in?  The FDIC writes the laws they need, and they do what they need to do when they need to do it.  It is an accounting maneuver, that’s all.  The bankers figure out how to deal with this – as a loan, or staged payments. I do know the bankers are doing it and protecting themselves as they do it.  It’s not just banking laws that are involved, but they are finding ways to cover themselves as they handle this.

Caller:  I’m waiting like everyone else.  Never mind those haters and naysayers…

Tony:  I have a song all ready to tell you when this happens.  Pam and DC said not to, that they will think I’m crazy, but it’s all ready and done.  The title is “Shut up!”

Caller:  We should all learn it and sing it together in Vegas, and you should lead it!

Tony:  We’ll try to put that on the schedule.  It’s a great song and you will love it!

559 caller:  I’m super-fantastic, too!  Are Greece and Iran still playing their games and holding this up? Some people are saying 1. August…

Tony:  Hopefully this will be our day!  I believe that Greece has been resolved and their banks will open on Monday, and their lives will never be the same.  Iran – there is an agreement, and if it doesn’t get through Congress, the President is determined to use his veto and get it through anyone.  Our sources are telling us last week that they HAD to be international by 1. August to get everything done for the last quarter.  (Their financial calendar might start on 1. November.)  I didn’t make a big deal of it because they will have to be international long before that, but that is what they have in Iraqi parliament for them to post what they want in/for the last quarter.

Caller:  [Appreciation]  We are super-fantastic, blessed, on top and can’t be stopped, and Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!

602 caller:  this is Storm on the board.  Did you get a message from DC this morning?

Tony:  I talked to him 90 minutes ago.  He said that everyone is ready to go, there is nothing to do, and everyone he talked said it was supposed to go last night.  Nobody knows why, so they are all sitting on pins and needles, wondering why it didn’t go.

Caller:  On Fox business, they said that they are waiting for the rig report to come out this afternoon, because oil prices are down and they want to see what’s happening.

Tony:  Iraq wants it at the highest possible oil price, but every day that they wait, every barrel they pump out, is driving the price down.  It continues to drop, so you would think that they want to release this right away.  They could be waiting on the report, but every day they wait puts more oil into the market and the rate goes down.

Caller:  [Appreciation]  We love you, Tony!  Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!

909 caller:  Someone talked about Mtn Goat on Wednesday and you said the Goat is not a ‘she’ – does that mean Mtn Goat is Bruce Jenner???

Tony:  No.  <laughter>

Pam, are you ready?  I always have to give her a little time to find the mute button.

Everyone has been waiting.  They are upset in Iraq this morning because they were told many times that their cards would be loaded. They were told it would happen yesterday, and it did not happen They are waiting for tomorrow, because they were told by the clerics that this time they would really see it.  I want it to happen for us and for them, because everyone time they don’t do what they said, they lose credibility with their people.  It’s not just the government losing credibility now, but those in the mosques as well, and that’s a dangerous place to have doubt.  I just hope it happens, it can be over, and our new lives can begin.

I’m going out to the event tonight unless I hear before then. I’d much rather stay home and do a call with you tonight.  We don’t have to wait until then – I’d be happy to talk to you all this afternoon.  I hope we don’t have the call on Monday, but if we have to, we will.  Enjoy your weekend and I’ll try to enjoy mine.  Thanks, everybody!


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