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The news I am getting out of Iraq is they are hoping to have a budget vote on Thursday…even though all the news is saying they still need 3 weeks.  [For the first time in IRAQ you can exchange Dinar with Dollar between your accounts.]  Yes – they are making it seamless in preparation for the new banking system. This is big news. Much concern in the world that Iraq is running out of dollars as this thing has drug on…yes they are running into a budget crisis.  My last update was they are pushing to have a vote by Thursday of this week for a budget with value. Otherwise they cannot pay this months salaries, government, pensions and all those good things…there is a serious push going on in Iraq right now.