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G20 T.O. Remembrance, DSK, Chavez & the Wall Street View
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It's Friday... and not only Friday, but Canada Day and the Friday before the July 4th long weekend in the US. In other words, if you are reading this, you probably live in Europe or Asia...
But there are a number of small things I'd like to mention today, nonetheless.
First, since it is Canada Day today, I thought I'd post this video which I just recently watched (I'm actually only half way through it, it is more than 2 hours long) but already what I have seen has been shocking. The things that went on almost exactly one year ago to the day in Toronto were even surprising to me. I haven't lived in Canada in about eight years... I go back maybe once a year or so and have definitely noticed Canada gradually moving towards a police state, but the things that happened in the G20 even surprised me.
They had giant jails where they would take in anybody, with no reason, and in one case, stripped a man naked and beat him brutally for hours. As well, there is proof that the police used agent provocateurs (police dressed up as civilians who try to incite others into violence) at the G20. On this Canada Day, check out this excellent documentary, G20 Exposed:
In other news, the whole Dominique Strauss-Khan (DSK) affair turned out to be a big set-up, exactly as I said it was on May 23rd in our blog, "They Got DSK on the Wrong Raping". I took a fair amount of flack for that blog. One group of people said I was crazy for thinking that the police would be involved in a set-up. The other group said that I shouldn't defend DSK. I most certainly wasn't defending DSK, as a person, or for his role at the despicable IMF. I was however defending him against false accusations which, to me, were completely obvious. Yes, here at TDV, we even stand up for criminal politicians and bankers when they are falsely accused. Now, let's get on with the trial against DSK for raping the planet!
In other sociopath news, Hugo Chavez was recently ill. Very little was mentioned about him going to Cuba for surgery - but it says one of two things, or both. First, Hugo isn't confident of Venezuelan medical facilities - surprise, surprise. Or, he knows that he has enough enemies in Venezuela that it isn't a good idea to go under the gas in his own country.
Here he is meeting with his last great compadre in communism, Fidel Castro. What is it, by the way, about Communists wearing Adidas track suits?
Don't get well soon, Hugo!
And finally, here is a video interview I did with Shelly Kraft of Wall Street View last month at the New York Hard Assets show.