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TDV Week in Review November 18th, 2012

November 18, 2012

Even when physically in the US, I am often surrounded by an awful lot of non-Americans. Granted, I don't get out much. I work from home and when I do leave the house it's usually to pick up groceries or go to the gym. The people in my tiny social circle just happen to be from other countries. Last night I went to hang out with a trio of Dutch sisters at the home of one of the sisters and her Russian husband. One of the other sisters asked me to explain the difference between Republicans and Democrats to her young Russian brother-in-law.

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The Weekend Vigilante November 17th, 2012

November 17, 2012

Today, I write to you from the future,

I am flying through the air, yet again, somewhere halfway between Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru, reclined in my seat on a stunningly beautiful, new US made, LAN Chile Boeing 787.  It comes as no surprise to me that my first trip on a 787 comes out of Chile as it is South America's version of Hong Kong with all the newest and best gizmos... many restaurants have ipads for menus and many parking garages have sensors with lights which alert you to the open spaces available without having to drive down the lane just to name a few items.

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Feedback Friday - November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

Welcome, dear TDVers, to yet another edition of Feedback Friday, where we endeavor to help you survive The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI) caused by the statists and central planners and your questions and concerns about your liberty are posed and answered by the crack staff here at TDV. It is a busy time in the TDV universe, which makes it a good time to ask us how to survive and prosper during and after TEOTMSAWKI and to best find freedom in a world quickly becoming devoid of it.

On to the feedback…


Dear TDV,

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A United Europe?

November 15, 2012

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Alexander Jousse]

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Do You Need Institutional “Weapons” to Defend Against Wealthy Capitalists?

November 14, 2012

[Editor’s Note: The following post is by Ed Bugos, TDV Senior Analyst]

The anarcho-capitalist movement appears to be tweaking the interest of the young leftist movement, which historically represents the radical side of the political spectrum.   Maybe the time has come for “revolutionary politics.”   In his 1969 essay, “The Death of Politics”, Karl Hess concluded that the world was not yet ready to realize that the social problem involved a choice not between different parties but rather politics and freedom:

“Radical and revolutionary movements seek not to revise but to revoke. The target of revocation should be obvious. The target is politics itself.”

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Obama Retirement Care

November 13, 2012

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

How long will starving governments keep their itchy fingers off your private pension funds? Only as long as they can't get away with it. And governments are literally getting away with murder these days. Why not your pension money, too?

It happened in Argentina, Hungary, Ireland, and France. Here's how it will happen in America. After another financial crisis, Congress will “protect” you by requiring managed retirement plans to include X percent of Treasury bonds at a return well below inflation.

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No More Excuses: It Is Time To Fish Or Cut Bait

November 12, 2012

[Editor’s Note: The following post is by Jim Karger, TDV legal correspondent]

I assume you heard the news: A full-bore Statist was just reelected Dictator of the most dangerous country in the world.

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The Weekend Vigilante November 10th, 2012

November 10, 2012

Hello from Viña del Mar, Chile!

I've been on somewhat of a whirlwind tour from all corners of the Dominican Republic to Panama City, Santiago, our unbelievably incredible expat community land, to be named Galt's Gulch Chile in Curacavi and now in the beautiful seaside resort of Viña del Mar for the weekend.

Most of my stops had interesting information and encounters so allow me to break out the slides and let's gather in the basement so I can show you all my "vacation" photos.


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Feedback Friday - November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

Well, another week has passed, and what a week it was. The "election" came and went, and the only winner was Nate Silver. The loser? Every slave trapped in the USSA. Get ready to pay more taxes and have less freedom!

Of course, this all means that you need TDV's resources now more than ever. And when you're at a loss, and you don't know where to turn for answers, well, you come to Feedback Friday. This is your chance to ask TDV's crew how to survive in the 2012.

On to the feedback...


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