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United We Stand... For What? - The Weekend Vigilante May 10, 2014

May 10, 2014

Hello from 30,000 feet over New Mexico,

Things never go as you expect and you can never really understand something unless you have done it yourself.  These are two things that I have come to understand over my lifetime.

Knowing this, I don't know why I still try to imagine what a particular event in the future will be like.  While it is interesting to play over different scenarios of how things will go it is almost completely pointless in the end.  Why?  Because things never go exactly how you expect.  Often they don't go anything like you expect!

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Yeah, Let's Make It All About Racism

May 9, 2014

[EDITOR'S NOTE: THE FOLLOWING POST IS BY TDV LATIN AMERICA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, ADIL ELIAS]

CLIVEN BUNDY

Having the ability to reduce a massive in-your-face land grab to be nothing more than about racism is no ordinary task, it certainly takes a very special type of person to accomplish the mission, a person with no shame, no scruples nor common sense for that matter. In fact you have to be clinically insane or otherwise it wouldn’t even occur to you.

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BREAKING: All Out Assault on Libertarians Both Online & On The Streets Continues

May 8, 2014

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

Daily attacks on libertarian sites are not a coincidence. They come just weeks after the mainstream press made much to do about "super flaggers." Yesterday Josie The Outlaw's Facebook page was taken down.  And just a few hours ago Adam Kokesh's page was deleted by Fedbook. When will it stop? And what's behind the madness? 

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20 Examples Of American Schools Traumatizing, Assaulting Or Even Murdering Kids

May 7, 2014

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

Everyday your child goes off to government public school his or her life and well-being is in danger.  Nowhere in the world is this truer than in the United States.

But the risks aren't just limited to just the danger of being unable to read and write. I mean literal physical danger. Here are twenty examples why:

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More Affordable Than University, Travel Is The Best Teacher

May 6, 2014

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

Forget school. Instead, travel with your kids. And forget college, get them an around-the-world plane ticket and watch them excel above their peers in terms of understanding.

People think it costs a lot of money to take this route and is very difficult, which is funny, considering that school can be way more expensive and the student loans are the most difficult part of all...way more difficult than travel or the classes you're actually paying for. Becoming an indentured servant does not come cheaply. 

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The Beginning of the End for the Leaders Of The 'Free World'… Humanity Awakens!

May 4, 2014

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

The leaders of the "free world" are on the run. In many cases, they can’t go out and travel due to the risk of being arrested, protested or even having a shoe thrown at them.

In just the past few weeks, First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Attorney General Eric Holder have had to cancel appearances due to protests.

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You Don't Say These Words: TDV Week in Review: May 4th, 2014

May 4, 2014

HUMAN ADVISORY: THIS POST CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT IN THE EYES OF SOME PEOPLE.

"Gay." "Fag." "No Homo." "Tranny." "Man Up." "Don't Be A Pussy."

These are all words Duke Student Government's "You Don't Say" campaign advises you not to say or else they will judge you.

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Week One of Complete Sobriety: The Weekend Vigilante May 3, 2014

May 3, 2014

Hello from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico,

I had no idea what the response to last week's Weekend Vigilante would be.  I hit enter when finished and really didn't think there would be much response.  I actually wrote it mostly for myself to document my own life changes and as a marker and commitment to a new era in my life.

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After Chicago, The Deluge

May 2, 2014

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

Chicago dances on the edge of a fiscal cliff. 

It is the third largest city in the US with a population of 2,714,856 as of mid-2012. It is the economic engine of Illinois. If Chicago falls, especially into bankruptcy, then the entire state is likely to do so as well. Illinois won’t declare bankruptcy because federal law prohibits the option. But insolvency would raise many of the same questions as bankruptcy. For example, who gets paid first, or at all? And how much on the dollar? If other cities stumble, as they would, then whether Illinois officially declares bankruptcy may be a matter of semantics.

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The Truth About May Day

May 1, 2014

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

As I write this police are using tear gas on protestors in Istanbul. It appears as if it is going to be another rowdy May 1.

Today is International Worker's Day, which is a celebration of labor and the working classes. May 1 is a national public holiday in more than 80 countries, though in some countries it is called Labor Day or something similar. Almost every year capitals across the world erupt in protest.

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