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The Weekend Vigilante August 11th, 2012
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Hello again from Acapulco,
How are you? Well, I hope! I, personally, am having the time of my life and... for that reason, I may keep this Weekend Vigilante a bit on the short side. Or not. It actually depends more on when my cigar runs out... although, here, in Mexico, I am sure someone will come by and offer me another one as soon as this wonderful Cuban grown ride ends. Oh, you can't purchase Cuban cigars where you live? You must live in the land of the free!
But, before I get too deep into this communique I want to let TDV subscribers know that there are a few reasons why we missed our weekly issue this week. For one, Managing Editor, Redmond Weissenberger took a well deserved one week vacation with his family during this short Canadian summer and we are almost useless without him. And, secondly, I've spent the last week huddled around some white wine and a plume of cigar smoke with new addition, Gary Gibson, and we've come up with an entirely new format in which, I believe, we can offer subscribers even more of what they want in a clearer, more defined way. So, we thought, let's take this week off and regroup and come back strong next week... and within the next month we will have our new website launched and will switch to the new format... I'm pretty sure you will like it, and, as with all free market ventures, if you don't, we'll have to quickly switch back or move on to something else. This isn't a government venture where we can demand ever increasing pay and offer ever decreasing services. Out here in the free market it's sink or swim... and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Even here, in the freest country in North America, the video screens at my local sports bar hangout are riddled with images of the Olympics. I hate to keep talking about it, but it is just too funny and weird not to talk about.
Race walking was just on the screen. Yes, race walking. If you haven't seen it lately or ever, YouTube it just to see. It is too funny. What a bizarre sport... go as slowly as you can as fast as you can! And look completely ridiculous in the process! Only in the Olympics, I thought!
Then they switched to synchronized swimming. I am sorry, but any sport in which it is critical that you smile to win, is not a sport. And why is there no male synchronized swimming? Seems sexist to me.
But don't get me wrong. I am sure if any synchronized swimmer got her legs wrapped around my neck I'd tap out in seconds. Strong... incredible endurance... years of dedication. But, still, a completely ridiculous sport. Also, I will state for the record that absolutely everyone in the Olympics can beat me at almost anything. As proof, I turned the treadmill on at my local gym to the highest speed and tried to run the 400 meters as fast as I can. The world record? Something around 43 seconds. I clocked in somewhere around a minute and a half. So, muchos kudos to all these athletes, they all make me look like a small, crippled girl. But I still find it bizarre.
It's like most of these sports were dreamt up after a long night of drinking and LSD. So, when I came across this video I had a good laugh... because I would have described this particular mini bathtub sailing contest in the same way.
Am I the only one who cheers against anyone from my country of birth just so you don't have to hear equally inept athletes like myself crow proudly about something they had nothing to do with?
I, personally, am training for the drunken scooter rally in Brazil 2016!
By the way, remember when the US boycotted the 1980 Olympics because the Soviet Union was occupying Afghanistan? What a much better world we live in today.
KIDNAPPINGS WILL RISE AS THE US DEVOLVES
On a much, much more somber and sad note, did you hear Cal Ripken Jr's mother was kidnapped this week?
None of us can even imagine something more horrible happening to someone we love. There really can't be anything much worse happen to someone you love. You'd rather know they were dead than all the horrible thoughts that pass through your head about what the kidnappers are doing to your loved ones. I really, truly, can't imagine anything much more horrible... and for that, all my warmest thoughts go to her family and hope she is returned undamaged.
However, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that I believe this type of thing will, unfortunately, become the norm in the US and most of the western world as their fasco-communist nation states destroy not only their economies but also the people in the geographic region where they commit their crimes - the government's, that is.
This is part and parcel of why I dislike the Olympics... it glorifies statism. But, the US is now turning into this century's USSR. As Gerald Celente has stated, once people lose everything they will lose it. It is truly sad to see what is going on in the once freer west but this is how statist systems devolve. Will we as humanity ever learn? I have great hope we will... but unfortunately in the brainwashed west things will get much worse before they get better.
SIGNS OF HOPE
Amidst the devolution there are signs of hope. TDV subscriber, Peter D., sent in this image from western Canada.
If you look closely to the left, you'll notice the sign says "Now accepting Au and Ag". For the less chemically literate, that means they accept gold and silver as payment.
Peter points out that this particular business is Indian owned. Those Indians....... pretty smart.
Accept Federal Reserve Notes or notes issued by the criminal Bank of Canada with pictures of dead criminals painted on them? Or gold and silver? Gresham's Law will unfortunately dictate that most will pay with the paper scrip... as long as people willl accept it... which won't be too much longer, gracias Ganesha.
MEANWHILE BACK IN THE US
This photo was taken from a NY subway.
It is now too dangerous to even smile in the US!
It's no wonder, with Deity Bloomberg watching over you with all his drones.
AND WITH THAT...
I will fade into the night.
I wish you all the best, truly.
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