Consul General Promotes Opportunities in Iraq*

In an interview with The Arab American News, Al Manhal Al Safi, the Iraqi Consul General in Detroit, said:
You don’t see it on television, but, actually, people are traveling to Iraq, people are building new houses…You won’t see that it’s normal in the media, but when there is a car bomb, or whatever, they put it on the news … There is so much good news coming out of Iraq that no one really sheds light on.
“The country needs everything, starting with the infrastructure, investments, housing, medical treatment, hospitals, education, schools, and many aspects of life in Iraq.
He added that, while his office doesn’t handle investments, it can help lead people who are interested in learning more about how to start the process in the right direction.
The government is investing in mass projects around the country,” he said.
Iraq is also becoming a tourist destination for many people, with many tourist attractions. He cited a museum in downtown Baghdad that he visited last year which was newly renovated as a great tourist attraction.
It is marvelous and beautiful, and it has been done by an Italian firm that deals with museums. It is really a tourist attraction,” he said.
(Source: Arab American News)
(Picture: Iraqi Consulate in Detroit)

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com.

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Voter’s Revolution in Ninawa

By Abdullah Salem.
This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Voter’s Revolution in Ninawa: Local Minorities take over Provincial Govt

Local elections in the troubled northern state of Ninawa have seen the provincial council dominated by ethnic and religious minorities from outside the capital city. So why did Arab politicians lose their jobs?
Recent elections have seen the local government in the troubled and often controversial, northern state of Ninawa undergo a kind of revolution. Locals voted for representatives of various ethnic and religious minorities to represent them, rather than the local Arab politicians who have represented them in local government in the past.
After elections were held on June 20, in Ninawa and in Iraq’s Anbar province, due to alleged security issues, Ninawa’s local council is now composed mainly of Yazidis, Shabak, Christians, Kurds and Turkmen. Kurdish and Yazidi politicians won 11 seats, the Turkmen got six and the rest went to Shabak and Christians.
“The number of seats won by minorities shows the amount of popular discontent here and the clear lack of confidence in the previous provincial council,” local political scientist, Hamza Hussein, told NIQASH. The council only has three of Mosul’s residents on it now. They are Atheel al-Nujaifi, who was re-elected as governor of the province, Hussein al-Abbar and Hassan al-Allaf. The other 36 are from outside Mosul and they were elected by residents in different districts.”
The newly elected council has meant that the president of the council is a Kurd, Bashar Kiki, while the council has a Turkmen – Nour ad-Din Qabalan, serving as vice-president. The Arab governor’s deputy is also Kurdish, Abdul Qader Battoush, and the second deputy is Arab, the aforementioned al-Allaf.

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com.

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JESTER CHAT, 23 AUGUST

Jester: WEDNESDAY WE WERE TOLD THAT THERE WOULD BE A SHUT DOWN OF THE SYSTEM… WE BLEW THAT OFF BECAUSE WE JUST COULD NOT BELEIVE THEY WOULD DO IT… AGAIN… MY BAD…. BUT I THINK TONY KNEW IT TOO… AT LEAST ACCORDING TO A POST I SAW…. AND HE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING EITHER… SO ALL OUR BAD I GUESS…Jester: SO THEN WHEN IT HAPPENED WE WERE ALL WONDERING WHAT THE HECK WAS GOING ON… HERE IS

Jester Intel and Update from Jester’s Place Late Friday PM

Jester: WEDNESDAY WE WERE TOLD THAT THERE WOULD BE A SHUT DOWN OF THE SYSTEM… WE BLEW THAT OFF BECAUSE WE JUST COULD NOT BELEIVE THEY WOULD DO IT… AGAIN… MY BAD…. BUT I THINK TONY KNEW IT TOO… AT LEAST ACCORDING TO A POST I SAW…. AND HE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING EITHER… SO ALL OUR BAD I GUESS…

Jester: SO THEN WHEN IT HAPPENED WE WERE ALL WONDERING WHAT THE HECK WAS GOING ON… HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR…

Jester: APPARENTLY THIS WAS A SCHEDULED EVENT TO TRY AND DO A COUPLE THINGS… THE WORD WE GOT TODAY WAS TWO FOLD… TO RESET THE SYSTEM AND TAKE CARE OF INTEGRATING SOME EMERGING MARKETS AND TAKE OVER THE SYSTEM FROM THE DARK SIDE…

Jester: AND WE ARE NOW AWARE THAT THIS WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO TAKE NEAR AS LONG AS IT DID… BUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM… AND THE SYSTEM HALTED AND WAS DOWN FOR 3 HOURS….
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Jester: SO THERE IS YOUR GLITCH… THERE WAS APPARENTLY SOME SORT OF BLOCK IN THE SYSTEM AND THEY HAD TO WORK THROUGH THAT… 

Jester: BUT HERE IS ANOTHER POINT TO CONSIDER… AND THANK REDWOLF FOR THIS… BECAUSE WE WERE WONDERING WHY IN THE WORLD THEY WOULD ACTUALLY TRY TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN REAL TIME…

Jester: WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IS NORMALLY A SLOW TRADING TIME FOR SURE… BUT EVEN SO… NOONE EXPECTED THIS TO GO 3 HOURS EITHER… 

Jester: SO… IF YOU ARE ON A DEADLINE… WHICH WE WERE ALSO AWARE THAT EVERYONE WAS ON HIGH ALERT AND EXPECTING THINGS TO HAPPEN LAST NIGHT.. AND YES I AM TALKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU THINK I AM TALKING ABOUT… THEN THEY WERE TO DO IT… SYSTEM COMES BACK UP CHECKED OUT…. AND NOW WE ARE REALLY READY TO ROLL…

 Jester: THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO SEE IF EVERYTHING CAME BACK UP ALL RIGHT…. AND THE OBJECTIVE IS TO TAKE OVER THE SYSTEM TO ADD THAT TO THE THINGS THAT WERE MOVED FROM THE DARK SIDE TO THE TRANSPARENT SIDE… AND TO INTEGRATE THE EMRGING MARKETS AS WELL…

Jester: AND THEY HAD RESET ON THEIR MIND… THAT WAS THE REASON THEY DID IT LIKE THAT… IF IT HAD CAME BACK RIGHT WE WOULD LIKELY BE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE RIGHT NOW.

Jester: BUT THE SYSTEM DID NOT COME BACK UP PROPERLY… AND THINGS HAD TO BE FIGURED OUT AND REPAIRED… I AM TOLD THAT IS DONE NOW… WE ARE NOT SURE ABOUT THE TIMING ISSUES AT THIS POINT BUT ARE AWARE THAT THINGS ARE STILL ON HIGH ALERT FROM OUR SOURCES AT THIS TIME.. 

Jester: I AM SURE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF SPECULATIVE REPORTS ABOUT THIS AND THAT TECHNICL ISSUE THAT WILL COME OUT AND COVER THE HANDS OF THE NASDAQ… BUT I AM PRETTY SURE THAT IT WILL BE A COVER STORY TO EXPLAIN IT TO THE MASSES…. 

Jester: THAT IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT REALLY HAPPENED FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW FROM THE SOURCES THAT ARE INVOLVED…

Jester: I THINK THAT WE ARE STILL ON TRACK… BUT NOW THEY HAVE A COUPLE DAYS TO THINK ABOUT THE NEXT GOOD TIME TO SPRING THINGS…

Jester: THERE ARE STILL TWO SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT ON WHEN IS MORE LIKELY…

Jester: THE WEEKEND SCENARIO WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS ON THE WEEKEND AND “WAKE UP ON MONDAY AND HAVE A NICE DAY”… AND THE BANKING THEORY THAT NOTHING HAPPENS ON FRIDAY BECAUSE EVERYONE GOES FOR DRINKS EARLY AND THEN ON MONDAY THEY ARE RECONCILING FROM FRIDAY…. SO WE WAIT AND SEE…

I LIKE THE WEEKEND THEORY BECAUSE HIGH ALERT IS HIGH ALERT AND THAT IS WHAT WE WERE HEARING TODAY… BUT THAT IS JUST ME…

 pb: Jester who is on high alert?

Jester: pb IMPORTANT PEOPLE…

Robertprofessor: Jester Did we hear what’s needed from Christine LeGarde today?

Jester: Robertprofessor WELL… I WAS TOLD THAT THEY WERE HAPPY WITH JL AND CL SPEECHES…. DIDN’T SOUND LIKE MUCH TO ME BUT I GUESS ALL THE PROPER BUZZ WORDS WERE IN THERE…

dave_144: Jester Sounds very similar to what MtnGoat was describing. Do you know if it must be tested “Live” again?

Jester: dave_144 THAT IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION… YOU CAN BET THE FARM IF WE GET THAT RUMOR AGAIN WE WILL TAKE IT SERIOUSLY… 

gramps77: Jester [fhdinar] We heard about announcements, any word on #3 tonight guys?

Jester: gramps77 AS I TOLD YOU GUYS BEFORE…. THAT IS NOW A POST RESET ACTIVITY… WE ARE STILL MONITORING IT BUT NOT FOR THE SAME REASON…

Jester: I REPORTED LAST WEEK THAT THEY ARE AWARE WE ARE FOLLOWING THEM CLOSELY AND WERE LOOKING TO CHANGE THINGS TO THROW US OFF… MAKES IT A LITTLE HARDER TO PREDICT BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE…

peachestenn: Jester was it just me reading into it too much or did CL seem to be setting the stage for country leaders to be the hero’s when they allow their own currency to reset?

Jester: peachestenn WELL WHY NOT? EACH COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PRIDE IN WHAT IS GOING ON…

pokerbrat: Jester any thoughts on Wells not being completely ready for the Dinar crowd busting down their doors?

Jester: pokerbrat THEY DON’T WANT THAT… AND THE WORD WE GET IS THOSE PEOPLE WILL GET AN 800 NUMBER AND BE ASKED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TOO… JUST NOT THE SAME ONE THE EMAIL WILL HAVE… THAT IS STILL YOUR BEST BET IN DINAR LAND….

Shivohm: Jester The NASDAQ CEO kept saying “we need to do a better job of defensive driving”! I translate that to mean they got something they were totally not expecting! And I don’t think this was a Security / Firewall type of issue

Jester: Shivohm I AGREE… I DO BELEIVE THIS WAS DONE ON PURPOSE…

Jester: OK… RAN LONG AND WE ARE ABOUT OUT OF TIME… HAD A GREAT NIGHT AGAIN… THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING… I AM SURE WE WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION TOMORROW… SO WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS THEN…

Jester: HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT NIGHT…. YOU TAKE CARE… GOD BLESS YOU ALL.. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA..

EAGLE1 POST, 23 AUGUST

Eagle1 » August 23rd, 2013, 11:23 pm Good Evening, Family:With all of the hullabaloo over yesterday’s Nasdaq outage and a bit of misinformation that’s circulating and causing undue worries, it seemed appropriate for me to take everyone through a lengthy series of events that have been unfolding during the past few weeks.Let’s begin by going back to June 27th when the UN lifted the sanctions on

Thoughts from Eagle1 at KTFA Forum Late Friday Night

Eagle1 » August 23rd, 2013, 11:23 pm 

Good Evening, Family:

With all of the hullabaloo over yesterday’s Nasdaq outage and a bit of misinformation that’s circulating and causing undue worries, it seemed appropriate for me to take everyone through a lengthy series of events that have been unfolding during the past few weeks.

Let’s begin by going back to June 27th when the UN lifted the sanctions on Iraq and Chapter VII was signed off. There was strong expectation that we would see the release of the IQD, along with the Global Currency Reset, and behind-the-scenes intel said that things were moving forward for the imminent release. We learned that the Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) was integrated into Nasdaq on July 1.

We had reliable release date information that came from credible sources actually involved in the process, and yet those dates came and went without any visible change.

We learned of multiple efforts to load the FOREX screens along with the administrative FX bank screens and had reports from officials within WF and Chase that they could see the new rates on their screens; and yet we saw no RV or GCR.
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On July 23rd, we had confirmed eyewitness reports that Dr. Shabibi signed off on the new rate for the IQD/IQN and sent his paperwork to the UNSC. On July 24th, Ban Ki Moon signed off on that same paperwork and the following day, July 25th, rang the closing bell on the NYSE and at the same time introduced the president of Euronext.

The president of Euronext welcomed Iraq and four other ME countries into the Stock Exchanges. Everything seemed to be set for the immediate release of the IQD/IQN and the GCR.

Now we come to August 1st. The IQD ceased to trade on FOREX and flatlined. We learned that it had now officially become the IQN, marking what should have announced the Dinar’s move to the newly revalued rate.

Still we saw nothing on FOREX and bank screens continued to display the old rates. I began to hear rumblings in the background that Wells Fargo was behind the delays. Because WF had been assigned the lead role in the GCR, I frankly dismissed the reports as bad rumors and pooh-poohed them.

Turns out I was wrong. We could have seen the RV on July 25, and should have seen it no later than August 1 when the IQD became the IQN.

However, as I have learned, WF’s management (or at least a significant portion of it) was holding out for a larger spread after they had already agreed many months before to the fee structure in a meeting with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Managing Director of the IMF.

It has been reported by another blogger (whose name I will omit in this report) that because of WF’s significant IT department, they were given the lead role in that same meeting to initiate the GCR.

That brings us to yesterday.

We had been hearing multiple and credible reports of Christine Lagarde’s frustration over the delays, and a report was issued which indicated that she was at the end of her patience with WF. According to intel provided to us, Jack Lew stepped into the picture and met with WF’s management.

They were advised to “stick with the agreed-upon fee structure” or WF would not be permitted to continue in its role as lead bank.

I’m told that the threat even included WF’s removal from the exchange process. A threat like that would have meant the loss of multiplied billions of dollars in revenue to the bank. Wells Fargo quickly capitulated.

Now, let me change horses in the middle of the stream for just a bit.

For those of you who don’t understand the makeup of the IMF it basically works like this. 24 Executive Directors make up Executive Board. The Executive Directors represent all 188 member-countries.

Countries with large economies have their own Executive Director, but most countries are grouped in constituencies representing four or more countries. Eight countries each appoint an Executive Director: the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, the Russian Federation, and Saudi Arabia.

The remaining 16 Directors represent constituencies consisting of 4 to 22 countries. Christine Lagarde, as you all know, is the Managing Director of the IMF.

The way I understand the inner workings of the Executive Board, the aforementioned eight countries with their individual Executive Directors form the final authority.

When there is a major event to take place, such as the GCR, each of them has a coded “Key Card” with an electronic code which is transmitted to some unspecified central computer.

Each of them must “swipe” their card in order to activate an agreed-upon event. As long as the testing of the system has gone on, each of the eight countries has swiped their cards without hesitation.

However, as we have approached the completion of the testing phases and prepared for the final implementation, China has been the lone holdout in this process, objecting to WF’s press for a higher fee structure.

China finally reached the end of their frustration and filed a lawsuit against WF’s management. This was the point at which Jack Lew intervened. Once WF’s management team capitulated, China swiped their card and things began to move yesterday.

Today, in televised interviews given on both FOX Business News and Bloomberg News at the Jackson Hole Conference, Christine Lagarde made it clear that “The banking system needs to be unclogged, and liquidity as well as “instruments” need to move fluidly throughout the system, which has not been the case.”

Just prior to her television interviews she said the following as part of a prepared speech to the entire symposium, “Global policymakers—all policymakers, within countries and across countries—have a responsibility to take the full range of actions needed to restore stability and growth, and to reduce imbalances.”

Got the picture? Think she means it?

Now, let’s get back to where we were before we changed horses.

Once the decision was made to press forward with the GCR, the process began and the trigger was pulled. Ooopssss!!!! Somebody forgot that no tests had been run using the Nasdaq Exchange.

The Security Information Processor (SIP) had never been reprogrammed to allow for changes as massive as this. You understand that the SIP was designed to deal with stock movements within a given trading period.

Maximum increases and Maximum losses are set for the various stocks as a percentage of their value, along with actual dollar fluctuations. The SIP was never programmed to deal with the kind of changes that would come along when the value of the currencies being used for trade suddenly changed — in some cases by more than a thousand percent!

The SIP was programmed to reset itself after a thirty-minute wait to allow trading to resume. Normally this processor would stop certain trades with certain stocks or funds — not shut down the whole exchange.

When all of the new numbers were pushed into the system, the SIP crashed. It reset itself and then crashed again…..and again…..and again — six times!

Apparently it took that much time for some brilliant IT guy to figure out that the parameters had to be reset. And that process has been ongoing since.

Yesterday’s Nasdaq activity, however, was not without other consequences — and interesting activity otherwise! When the Nasdaq went down, the ISX went with it. Six minutes later, the NYSE went down, followed by the Toronto Stock Exchange. That was followed by other exchanges in other countries. The other exchanges did not stay down for long, having the ability to disconnect from Nasdaq and restore their own trading.

Here’s the peculiar — and verrrry interrrresting — thing that took place on FOREX during this Nasdaq outage! The IQN, the VND and the IDR all moved suddenly. They rose together, mirroring each other’s movements and spreads, then sank together — again mirroring each other — and finally returned to the previous programmed rates.

As the FOREX team noted, “this was manipulation! Somebody was trying to force these currencies to a whole new level.” In truth, it was a reflection of the effort to move the GCR along to its conclusion.

There is a whole lot more information I could share but this is a good place to leave it. Let me end this post by saying that our intel from the IMF and the UN is telling us that they want this thing finished no later than September 1.

That’s the end of next week. That doesn’t mean they will wait until September 1 to implement the GCR. In fact, the evidence suggests that they will continue to work at this until every single programming parameter has been resolved.

If they push this thing through over the weekend, you won’t get to do much in the way of exchange before Tuesday.

Don’t forget the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday international banking rule. No major movements of funds take place on Monday or Friday. Friday is bank tabulation day for the week’s business. Monday is audit day. New business is conducted on Tuesday through Thursday when it affects the global economy.

Hope this little discussion will be of help to all of you and help you understand the magnitude of what is taking place. The RV is not a local event: it is global!

Blessings on you.

(By the way, my apologies for not responding to some of your PM’s before now. My telephone has become a mirror image of Frank’s and it has been hard to get anything done.)

Eagle1

LifeBPerfect Addresses Unit vs Beta To Mountain Goat

Dear Ms. Mtn Goat,

I truly ENJOY YOU … your personality shines even thru your writing.

I LOOK for your posts … I like your read on what is happening … backed up by facts … how refreshing!

I also like that you … upfront realize and qualify your contacts … understanding their biases and distance they are from what is really happening (ie bank contacts … we have come to call those … turn signal tellers … they are working … they are not working … they are working … they are not working. With Wells Fargo leading the project that would explain why their tellers have been called in … )

My education and experience is in management, computers, international finance & taxation, and like you I have done project management including HUGE multiple location A to Z computer projects (hardware, software design … to live production … then lived with it every day.) in the most heavily regulated and complex industry on the planet (Health Care in the good Ol’ U S of A.)

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  I thought I would answer your questions you raised. Unit vs Beta, while there are different interpretations of what this means typically it is as follows.

Unit testing is more individual or small group testing, such as seeing if these five currency flow from point A to point Z.

Unit can also refer to a module or part of a program. SMART IT people build programs with modules in mind. It helps all the way around including troubleshooting.

For example, hopefully the interface between CIX and these other systems has a distribution or output module … with Sub Modules for each different type of output required.

Meaning if you are outputting rates to say 5 different systems, each should have their own sub module as part of the output module. So you can make sure each works and to be able to easily adjust each module as the receiving systems’ requirements change, such as different output formats.

Beta is the tested version … that is ready for real world testing. So Unit is a piece tested early on and when problems arise, while Beta refers to the software as a whole ready to see how it works in the real world. Beta should be the finished product.

Developers and coders are the same in small IT shops. However, in bigger shops they are split out as the developers are designers/architects while the coders are the builders following the designs. The developers SHOULD be the ones that TIE IT ALL TOGETHER TO ACTUALLY MAKE IT WORK.

 In huge IT shops there are other layers. Of course you have staff at different competency levels with expertise in different specialized areas.

If you have additional questions you may ask them in your posts or if you need more clarity on what I state … I’ll be watching.

To be stalled by lowest bid contractors is far better than by “we can do it in house government agencies”. The government employees get paid regardless of results! That needs to change, for a different discussion.

 An “excellent, skilled IT outsourcing group” without QA … we can build it … we just don’t test it … fishy … fishing for more $$s! Tell them we can get them Dinar or Dong!

Many paths will get us where we want to go … TO RV. I won’t put my two cents in worth on how to build the CIX, loading it, or info distribution, etc. Definitely do not want to further delay the progress that has been made. I do believe that they are making it harder than it really is.

They should not be trying to make it run from CIX to every system under the sun. Forex and other systems were working fine. LEAVE THOSE ALONE. The old saying of don’t fix what isn’t broken.

Simply allow CIX to calculate the rates and populate those updated rates into Forex or any other software that previously determined CE rates, PERIOD! Let Forex and the other systems operate as they have been functioning … just with the new rates … delivering just as they did before. Be sure to shut off whatever was generating the rates before!

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We should tip our hats to the CIX folks. First, think about Excel doesn’t even want you to do even one circular calculation. A circular calculation is basically where A depends on B and B depends on A … a never ending or circular calculation.

Yet, CIX has been built to handle nested circular calculations that have to be pulsed to achieve settled rate calculations. Not just settling to one number, but rates for each currency! WHAT?

 In simple terms, let’s say the VND is valued on a potential of 197 other foreign currencies in their foreign currency reserve as well as various resources such as oil, gold, etc.. Let’s say the same holds true for all 198 currencies.

So each country’s currency have well over 200+ variables that determine the value of each countries respective assets, ie their currency. Every time just one variable changes in one country, its currency value changes.

So being a reserve in other countries foreign currency reserves changes each country’s currency that has that currency in its foreign currency reserves. This then changes values in a circular fashion until finally the calculation settles and you have end values or updated rates.

Think of each time the system is updated for the new price of gold. Each countries known quantity of gold is multiplied by the new price again changing that country’s currency as well as each of the currencies that each country hold in their foreign currency reserves.

You get the picture. Calculations like this make the toughest computers … whine … That’s just scratching the surface !!!

GOOD THING IS … THIS WAS THE HARD PART … THEY GOT THIS DONE. BETTER YET, they have RATES THAT HAVE BEEN CALCULATED AND ACCEPTED BY ALL CENTRAL BANKS, ETC. WE NEED TO LEAVE THIS PIECE ALONE. IT WORKS!! IT IS ACCEPTED!!! Just wanted you to appreciate what they have accomplished!!! HATS OFF TO THE CIX FOLKS!!!

I will say the easiest way to fix this is the simplest and most direct route. Don’t fix what was not broken. I live so far back in the woods that there is nothing behind me. Some of the Mom & Pop banks here still use orange and green CRT’s … no exaggeration!!

Just like on high speed highways, you don’t allow people to walk, bike, or drive their horse & buggy, etc. You have to set standards. The standard here is simple … if it worked with Forex and other systems before … great and wonderful … welcome aboard.

If not they need to come up to that standard. NO … we should not wait on them to come up to standard. For this very reason in my businesses, we utilize computer systems until they are no longer effective … then we change everything from A to Z to the new stuff. (Really I have to admit we typically buy at the second tier down to keep from having to debug the new stuff. Still a great improvement.)

What I am trying to say is I think attempting to fix everything and everyone is WAY BEYOND the scope of work required, the budget, and Definitely the Timeframe for this project.

Data flowing “through many different applications in systems residing on many different platforms on many different enterprises” I believe are BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THIS WORK!

Simply put, we just have a new way to calculate rates that are sent down the same paths that have been working for years. CIX was the rocket science. This is simple interfaces between systems … populating old systems with the new CIX rates. KEEP IT SIMPLE!

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As you stated Ms. G, someone needs to step and take charge of the project. LEAD, FOLLOW, or GET OUT THE WAY! Without leadership, you will remain in the blame and waiting game … instead of the end game … RV!

Jester said, he heard that NASDAQ was going down the day before … hhmmmm! I think your intel is correct. Think about how much that cost them to be down just 3 hours. I assume this was done since NASDAQ needed rates directly from CIX vs the path way that it always received rates!

My interpretation of “new test strategy and compartmentalizing their testing” is basically backing up and doing unit, module, or small group testing to follow it from A to Z.

This sounds like we are starting over, yet it is a basic tool to go from undesirable results to our desired result! Basically, working out the bugs.

Watching it individually or where certain problems arise, yields solutions for fixing it in that specific case and literally … globally! Fresh sets of qualified eyes is a good thing. Sometimes the nearest exit is behind you!

Hopefully, they have plenty of help including Larry the Cable Guy to … GET R DONE. I am covered up with projects at the moment, however for the RV… I would make time. I would even give them my friends and family rate of $10,000/hr. Put me in Coach … … No … I’d rather just have the RV.

Ms. G … I for one DEFINITELY APPRECIATE and ENJOY YOU. THANKS SOOOO MUCH FOR MAKING THE EFFORTS YOU DO, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SHARE, and for putting up with those with mediocre minds. You are wise to stay in line with Proverbs 23:9 (Don’t waste your breath on fools.)

I look forward to hearing from YOU!   Blessings,  LifeBPerfect

LOECHIN MORE UPDATE, 23 AUGUST

08/23/13[loechin] There has been a ton of information today. We are in a great great great position for the RV to finally make it’s apperance. Remember to watch your back and make smart decisions. At this very moment things are ready so let’s pray that all is alligned and in order for our Blessing.

LOECHIN POST, 23 AUGUST

8:34 AM..ET…LOECHIN: I waved goodby to the last of the Business Class people last night. They have now moved us the Best Class of people into position and we are about to begin our process. 

This has been a very long ride and sad to say we have lost some along the way. 

However to those of us who survived it’s our turn. Yesterday the final position was taken and all seems to be in place now.

TIDBITS FROM TNT FORUM, 23 AUGUST

[crossways] from Aggiemaniac: My close brother in God 12th Man called and said to convey a message….All is on for this weekend. All final tests are being completed. International release sometime mid afternoon CST on Sunday. Call centers open at 6pm Sunday night.[tbones] I think they release the RV tonight. Think about 190+ currencies and the number of contracts and trade agreements that are