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TDV Week in Review July 29, 2012
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Was it Police State Week at TDV? It sure felt like it. Still reeling from our Vegas encounters, we add the tales of the TSA Gestapo, as well as reaction to the mass shooting in Colorado which bred a gun control debate. Plus, the Mafioso Fed, the creepy Olympics (not-live on your local NBC affiliate!) and…Rockapulco?
Before we get to it, however, please check out this excellent interview Jeff Berwick did with the great Daily Bell website.
Now, let’s get to the week in review:
MONDAY, JULY 23
TDV’s Senior Analyst Ed Bugos shares a story of a trip to the USSA, where he’s detained by the TSA and treated like a criminal.
“In the detention room they take your passport and tell you to sit tight. Then they ignore you while you squirm about missing your flight. There were four other there also missing their flights. Since I had been in the room before, I knew it was pointless to try and get the “officials” to empathize with my flight situation, or to get them to try and get to me out any faster on account of it. I watched as other detainees in the room learned the same painful lesson.”
TUESDAY, JULY 24
Well, you asked for it dear TDV readers. By popular demand, Dear Slavey will now be a weekly feature! This week: taxes, taxes, taxes.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Jeff Berwick weighs in on the Aurora, Colorado, shooting.
“Instead of calling for a gun ban, why is no one talking about how US society likely drives people to do things like what James Holmes did? Why are so many people, women especially, on anti-depressant drugs in the US (one in four women, one in ten people)”
THURSDAY, JULY 26
On the Fed, and Ron Paul’s ambitious, but ultimately doomed, Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 459). So much for reason and accountability in government.
“But, here is the plain fact of the matter. We already know what the Federal Reserve is doing. Sure we may not know exactly which banks get exactly which graft, which may be of some interest. But for the most part we know exactly what they are doing. They are artificially price-fixing/manipulating interest rates at 0% through to 2014… which will be six years of ZIRP. And they are counterfeiting as much money as is necessary to support the massive trillion+ dollar deficits that the US Government has been doing for the last five years and with no end in sight in an unprecedented amount of money printing that has never been surpassed in Federal Reserve history.”
FRIDAY, JULY 27
Feedback Friday get’s a little strange this week, with talk of the dark and peculiar Olympic opening ceremonies (which no one in the USSA saw live, thanks to the fascist crapitalism in the US via NBC), a TDV dating service, more on the Hard Asset Alliance and where to put your monies, and Ed and Vin join in to reader’s questions about their columns from last week.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
The Flintstones, Rockapulco, Occult Olympics, the criminal monarch Liz. The Peter Schiff Show, and the Global Escape Hatch, all in this week’s Weekend Vigilante.
“The old criminal didn't crack even a half-smile the entire time even as her fawning brainwashed subjects sang "God save the Queen" to her. Perhaps she was late for another blood feeding. Or just seeing so many countries she doesn't own anymore may have had her in a foul mood.”
VIDEOS FROM THE WEEK
Two brand new TDV videos up for you this week and quite possibly the best Anarchast video yet. Do check them out, and of course the great archive of TDV vids!
- The Dollar Vigilante: Jeff Berwick speaks with Marc Edgington
- The Dollar Vigilante: Jeff Berwick on the Peter Schiff Show July 23, 2012
- Anarchast Ep. 35 with Jeffrey Tucker
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