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The Weekend Vigilante

March 31, 2012

Hello from chilly and bleak Calgary, Canada,

After visiting Doug Casey's Gulch in northern Argentina I had returned home to Acapulco for a few days before making my way to the great white north.  As I was returning to Acapulco my email inbox began to fillup with people asking me if I was OK.  Apparently there was a devastating, massive 7.9 Earthquake near Acapulco.

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A Letter To My Fellow Prisoners

March 29, 2012

[The following post is written by Randal Lane, TDV Egyptian Correspondent]

But wait, you’re not an prisoner you say? Well, I would disagree with that and allow me to explain.

First off, we should define what a prisoner is and lets start off with a definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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Mexican Drug War Reality TV

March 28, 2012

[Editor's Note: The following is from our Mexican based TDV Education Correspondent, Jorge Gato]

Some weeks ago, Mexico's second largest city was hit by over a dozen narco-blockades. Narcotraficantes shut down over a dozen intersections, evacuated citizens from buses and burned the empty vehicles (one bus driver didn't get out in time). Meanwhile, the Mexican military executed a daring raid when they landed on Opus Dei school grounds to capture a head narcotics trafficker holed up in the nearby neighborhood.

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Dollar Vigilante Podcast Ep. 8 with Phil Mackesy

March 28, 2012

In this video with Phil Mackesy of HoweStreet.com Radio, Jeff Berwick on the definition of anarcho-capitalism, why we own precious metals, why privacy is dead and the requisite importance of internationalizing your life and your life's work.

Jeff states: “It’s about time that us, as humanity, get rid of this statism. It’s been a disaster. It’s caused every war.  It’s caused so much poverty.  And it’s making us lose most of our freedoms now.”

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Explaining Central Banking to the Publicly Educated

March 27, 2012

Don't understand economics?  And the thought of even trying makes your eyes cross?

That's what they want.  Government, which is an artificial, unnecessary construct has made a concerted effort to make economics sound as difficult as possible for decades.  The reason?  They can use your programmed ignorance as the publicly "educated" to confuse you about how they manipulate the economy for their benefit.

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The Weekend Vigilante

March 24, 2012

Hello from the beach in Acapulco,

I am back home in Mexico after nearly three weeks in Argentina and very happy to be here. Home is where your heart is and for me that is right here in Southern Mexico. I'm a believer that there is a "right" place for everyone in the world... and it just so happens that rarely are you lucky enough to be born in that place so it is well worth taking the time to look for it.

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A Special Invitation to the Calgary Energy & Resource Investment Conference

March 18, 2012

Dear dollar vigilante,

Jeff Berwick will be appearing at the Calgary Energy & Resource Investment Conference in Alberta, Canada on March 30th and 31st and would like to invite you to attend.

He'll be appearing at the following:

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The Weekend Vigilante

March 17, 2012

Hello from beautiful Cafayate,

I've spent the last week enjoying all that Cafayate has to offer, including amazing wine, cigars, golf, asados and parties with the likes of Doug Casey, Bill Bonner and dozens of other interesting and freedom-minded people.  It truly is one of the coolest places on Earth down here at Doug's Gulch.

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Gold Stock Speculating Amongst Fools

March 15, 2012

Investing, and in particular speculating, can be said to be the art of attempting to guess how stupid most people will be and position yourself to profit from it.

This has been the case more so than usual lately as the precious metals and gold and silver stocks have pulled back yet again despite there being no valid fundamental reason for them to do so.  However, we here at TDV had predicted this possibility and so we are not surprised to see the gold stocks have been sent back out to the woodshed again this week.

GOLD STOCKS

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