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The Weekend Vigilante September 22nd, 2012
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Hello from Bocas del Toro, Panama!
We are just wrapping up a great and eventful conference here in Bocas. Last week we were talking with Doug Casey and he mentioned that because the conference is in Panama, where the US Government has a decent size foothold, to expect "at least one or two spooks" in the audience.
I didn't think much of it, but as I arrived on the first night I had an experience that was certainly unusual and slightly circumspect. You tell me what you think of this.
We were standing beachside on the opening evening of the conference enjoying some "rum punch" and each other's company when an attractive, blonde woman approached. She stated that she had flown half way around the world just to meet me. I asked her where she lived but she didn't really respond with anything concrete. I then asked her what she did for a living... again, no real concrete answer. So I thanked her for the compliment and for coming so far just to meet me and she became more and more flirtatious until at one point, it was pretty clear what else she wanted.
Now, not to sound big-headed, but this actually does happen a fair amount. So up until this point I had no reason to think she was anything but a TDV "groupie". The night went on and many more rum punches were consumed and things get a bit hazy after that. But here is where it gets strange. The next day the conference begins and I was the first to speak. About 3 hours into the conference the organizer of the event, Bobby Casey, noticed a very high tech recording device hidden behind a pillar. He checked it and it was recording so he turned it off, pulled out the memory card, erased it, kept the card and waited to see who would eventually come to pick up the device.
Finally, up comes the blonde girl and Bobby asks her, "What exactly are you doing?"
Her response was that he had told her it was okay to record the conference. Bobby was on rum punch the night before, too, but he definitely didn't remember that. So then she said, "It was your partner, Steve, who said I could record." Steve was standing right there and immediately told her that he definitely never said that. She then grabbed her recording device and stormed off.
This is where the speculation begins. Was she just some girl who likes to record audio at these conferences with a discretely placed high tech recording device? Or was she something more worrisome... CIA? IRS?
We spent many more rum punches thinking this over... and many people at the conference either have first or second hand experience, either from the inside or the outside with the CIA and we eventually ruled out the CIA. Why? If she was CIA, she was far too clumsy... and, according to most people at the conference, true CIA is very good at what they do. So, many of us figured she may be with the IRS. Or maybe she just likes recording expatriation based conferences!
One person said to me, if she was sent by the US Government to try to "seduce" me and get dirt on me, that it was a scary thought. I replied, it's not really all that scary. I don't say anything in real life that I don't say in public, or in writing... and nothing we are doing is illegal, even in "everything is illegal" USA. And, despite our belief that taxation is a criminal act, we don't even advise Americans to evade them... what we say is, just get out, if you can. Run away. So, they aren't going to get anything on me. Therefore, by the US Government sending girls to conferences to try to seduce me, I just consider it a state based outcall escort service... and it's free! I have no complaints about that. Just for future reference, however, if the CIA or IRS is listening (and I know they are), I prefer brunettes.
GET THEM INDOCTRINATED NICE AND EARLY
Looking for some great state-based Christmas presents for the kids this year? Look no further!
Checkpoint ahead! Your papers please! What fun!
Or why just play with police tanks and checkpoints when you can dress up as true heros! Join the SWAT riot gear squad! Let's get to cracking some skulls for victimless crimes!
HOMEGROWN IS OFF AND RUNNING
We officially launched TDV HomeGrown this week and I am really happy with the first edition. Gary Gibson, Justin O'Connell and Dear Slavey put together an interesting and actionable informative first issue. Gary went into full detail on what he thinks is the world's best inflation and deflation proof investment. There's just one caveat, it's a bit heavy! Justin gave his insights on how to best use your time and food dollars to get the most for your time and money so you can put the time and money saved to better use to survive in the police state. And Dear Slavey rounded it out with some excellent advice on how to find non-chemical laced food for as cheaply as possible.
For less than $4/month, TDV Homegrown provides targeted advice for those without a lot of assets who cannot or will not flee from the West and want to stay local to see the ever unfolding chaos for themselves. You can't go wrong for $39/year. You can sign up here. TDV Basic and Premium subscribers receive TDV HomeGrown for free.
UNTIL NEXT WEEK
I'm sorry to cut it short again this week but these conferences keep you very busy. And I'm late to the final evening BBQ and party on the beach... plus I'm curious to see if the US Government is sending me a new spy for the evening (remember, guys: a brunette)! What a great service, thank you Big Brother!
Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.
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