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The Weekend Vigilante March 15, 2014

March 15, 2014
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Hello from Anarchapulco,

Before I get on to the news of the day, let me recount how I got here a few days ago.

I awoke to the phone ringing.

I didn’t fully hear it at first, like I was coming back from a deep trance.  Then it rang again... and again.

I still didn’t fully awaken.  But somewhere in my mind I said, “Hmmm, three times? Must be important” and so I staggered across the room and missed the call by a half ring.

“That’s irritating,” I thought… I had fully made the effort to answer it yet still didn’t.  Seemed like a wasted expenditure of effort.

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Feedback Friday - March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014
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Do you know where your Malaysian airliner is? Can't wait to have this tradgedy explained. Good thing there are 8432 goverment agencies inspecting planes and keeping the world safe...

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.

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SMART METERS ETC.

Like always about evil energy companies, there is a lot of BS.

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The Best Case For Gold In Years: World War III

March 13, 2014
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[The following post is by TDV editor-in-chief, Jeff Berwick. It appears in it's entirety in this week's edition of TDV Newsletter]

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America Stalks the Perimeter of Another Hotspot

March 12, 2014
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[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Wendy McElroy]

The narrative reads like a political soap opera. But, arguably, it is more likely to create the next global crisis than any other flash point. And American fingerprints are all over the crime scene.  

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Smart Meters, Electric Monopolies & The Quest To Go Analog

March 11, 2014
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[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Kevin Schmidt]

Smart meter articles have graced my computer screen and a sense of “phew, at least we don’t have to worry about those things” always came to mind after reading them.

Then one morning, gazing out into our backyard, a smart meter attached to our house caught my eye, bringing immediate shock to my brain. How could this happen? I did not receive any notice in the monthly energy bill; no letter, nothing. The smart meter just appeared.

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Global Debt Passes $100 Trillion, Soars By More Than $30 Trillion Since 2007

March 10, 2014
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[The following post is by TDV editor-in-chief, Jeff Berwick.]

Don't let those daily US stock market highs confuse you - it is just a sign of a century old counterfeiting scheme getting out of control. As Bloomberg writes, the post-crisis years have seen "governments binge" on debt. But where is this money coming from?

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The Weekend Vigilante March 8, 2014

March 9, 2014
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Hello from a trailer park in Austin, Texas,

I only wish I was kidding.  Before I get to that, however, I’d like to point out that I’ve missed the last two Weekend Vigilante’s in a row.  During those few weeks I spoke at a bitcoin meetup in Mexico City, presented at “Passport to Freedom” in Las Vegas, flew back to Acapulco for a day then to Czech Republic via Paris for a few days on new passport programs we are working on in the eastern EU.  I then flew back to Acapulco for a few days and then was off to Austin for the Texas Bitcoin conference.

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Feedback Friday - March 7, 2014

March 6, 2014
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Well, are we on the verge of WWIII? And no, I'm not referring to Quebec, Canada, where simple rights are being stripped from Anglophones and immigrants. Over in Ukraine, Russia is returning to Cold War form, and the West sits ready, with itchy drone trigger fingers. 

Galt's Gulch Chile, anyone?

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8 Real World Events That Prove Your Money Isn't Safe In Europe (Or Anywhere)

March 6, 2014
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[The following post is by TDV editor-in-chief, Jeff Berwick.]

As I write this, the European Union has just announced a possible $15b aid package to the Ukraine (including 8 billion euros in fresh credit). Everybody has read the headlines about Europe: record unemployment, no end in sight, and so on. So you might be wondering just where the European Union, and its' constituent nations, scrapped together the money to propose aid for the Ukraine. Well, wonder no more, because the following eight events might give you an idea of where governments go to get a little extra cash.

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If Bitcoin Were Regulated & Mt. Gox Were A Bank

March 5, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Head Researcher, Justin O'Connell]

"Thus, the libertarian-minded bitcoin investors are forcefully recognizing what happens in crisis when a currency regime has no central bank as a backstop....Think of how much carnage occurred in 2008, did you lose any of your deposits? I would think bitcoin holders on mtgox are wishing the FDIC would step in and guarantee their funds." - Ben Rand

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