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An Open Letter To Canadians from Jim Karger

April 2, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following open letter is from TDV legal correspondent, Jim Karger]

Dear Canadians,

Let me get to the bottom line before you get to the bottom of the bottle.

That evil bastard, Berwick, just wrote me and asked me to write on "the downsides of being an 'accidental American.'" Hell, I can write for hours on the downsides of being any kind of American - intentional, negligent, reckless, syphilitic, and brain-dead.

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Janet Yellen Is Destined To Be The Best Fed Chairman Of All Time

April 1, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Janet Yellen has only been Chairman of the Federal Reserve for less than two months and I am already convinced that she is the best thing to happen since Barack O'Bomber was first elected and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

There are a number of reasons for that.

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Capital Controls and 200% Price Rises in Ukraine - And Ukraine Is In Better Shape Than The US!

March 31, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

In a TV address to a torn nation, Ukraine's PM Yatsenyuk first implied heating prices would rise incrementally, and then later confirmed a plan to increase prices 100% in the next two years (and nearly 200% by 2017) as the cost of imported Russian gas is expected to rise to $500 from the current $84.

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TDV Week in Review: March 30th, 2014

March 30, 2014
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As if Americans weren't busy enough hurrying to put in order the endless forms and fees they will have to pay this tax season, the IRS made the succesful bitcoiners busier than they heretofore already were.

In time for the April 15 tax deadline, the IRS issued guidance on bitcoin at the end of March. Bitcoin is considered property, by the IRS, not a currency. But that's not the whole story. FinCen's guidelines still stand. If you're going to buy-and-sell bitcoins, you're a money transmitter. There are guidelines you have to follow from them, too.

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The Weekend Vigilante March 29, 2014

March 29, 2014
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Happy Oil Expropriation Day from Anarchapulco,

Actually, I am partially kidding.  The Oil Expropriation Day holiday was last weekend.  But it is nearly impossible to keep track of all the holidays as there is virtually one every week in Fiestaland.  Plus, holidays elsewhere that are four days long (like Easter) are two weeks in Mexico... or Christmas, which is generally about a week off for most people from Christmas Eve until after New Year's Day is an entire month here.

I was actually sitting at my local hangout, Mangos, last weekend with a number of TDvers who either had moved here or were visiting and we were quite confused.  The entire city was jam packed from Friday straight through until Tuesday and we were unsure of why.

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Feedback Friday - March 28, 2014

March 27, 2014
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Russia banned 13 Canadian diplomats/politicians from entering the country earlier this week. And when it gets to the point in your dictatorship that you're banning Canadians, you've really taken your oligarchy too far.

Want to join in the discourse? Send your questions, comments, queries, and concerns to tdv@dollarvigilante.com, comment on a post, or get on the forums.

On to the feedback…

YOU NEED TDV PASSPORTS

Dear TDV,

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"Accidental Americans" In The Age Of Fatca

March 27, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Imagine one day waking up and realizing that a certain nation is proclaiming you are their citizen, and that you owe them taxes on your past, present and future income, even though you've perhaps never even set foot in that nation! For many so-called "accidental Americans" this is the reality.  

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A Personal Invitation from Jeff Berwick to Crisis Conference Cabo

March 26, 2014
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Dear Vigilantes,

It has never been more important to take control of your own financial affairs than it is today.  At The Dollar Vigilante we are deluged daily with news of governments worldwide  cracking down on their tax slaves.

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An Easy Solution to Owning Gold Offshore In Your IRA Not Many Know About

March 26, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

I spend most of my time writing, researching and discussing The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI), which basically boils down to one thing - the coming collapse of the US dollar.

We have written thousands of pages on it here at our blog, and thousands more in our paid newsletter, including a special report on internationalizing your precious metals called "Get Your Gold Out Of Dodge."

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US Citizen? No Foreign Bank Account For You!

March 25, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Many people laughingly remember the image of the Soup Nazi in Seinfeld.  If you did anything out of order or that he didn’t like, “No soup for you!”

Sadly, thanks to the upcoming Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the US, banks around the world are turning away US passport holders, “No bank account for you!” But you don't even have to do anything wrong other than having been born a US citizen.

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