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Feedback Friday - June 15, 2012

June 14, 2012
comments: 7

Welcome to this week's addition of Feedback Friday.  Most of the staff, and a number of readers and subscribers of TDV are all huddled in at AcaCondos awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Carlotta.  Don't worry about us, though.  We knew it was coming so we bought extra vodka, whiskey, tequila and lots of ice.  We should be fine!

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Capital & Travel Controls and Preparing for Chaos in Europe

June 14, 2012
comments: 8

It looks like it is going to be another hot summer in Europe.  We really should change our logo for the time being.

The current liquidity crisis in the southern periphery of the Eurozone continues to spread. There are already quiet electronic bank runs in progress in Greece and Spain. On Monday, a bank "holiday" was announced in Italy.

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Slave On Slave Action

June 13, 2012
comments: 29

That we, as humanity, have never been more enslaved is irrefutable.  Almost all of us, except the smart few who escape, are forced, by extortion, to hand over half of our incomes to the state.  We're forced to pay rent in the form of property tax to live in a house and like any good mafia, the state takes a cut of almost any transaction we do in the various forms of sales taxes, cigarette, alcohol and gasoline taxes, just to name a few.  We need permission to travel, permission to work and we are nearly constantly being surveilled in everything we write, do or say.  And, in many countries, if we break one of millions of ubiquitous laws, most of them non-crimes with no victim and no violence, we'll be kidnapped and put in cages.

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Those Who See Will Survive the Coming Monetary System Collapse

June 12, 2012
comments: 27

It seems not a terrible lot has changed since the 1400s.  Leonardo da Vinci then stated, “There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”

While we can't be certain of the percentages of each back then, certainly, today, those who do not see are the vast majority.  Those who see when they are shown are very unusual.  And those who see sometimes seem as rare as astatine - an element so rare that the total amount on Earth is thought to be less than 28 grams (1 ounce) at any given time.

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Is The Fed Getting Ready to Juice Once Again?

June 11, 2012
comments: 3

[Editor's Note: The following is from Tampa Bay TDV Correspondent, Brett Heath]

As  fiduciaries  our  job  is  to  forecast  which  asset  classes  have  the  highest probability of increasing in value with the least amount of risk. Since late 2008, irrational market behavior has increased due to the monetary interventions by central banks. Herein lies the problem. The rules of the game have changed and we must change the way we look at the markets as well.

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The June Issue of TDV Has Just Been Released

June 10, 2012
comments: 1

We have just released the June issue of The Dollar Vigilante.

Here are the first few paragraphs to whet your appetite:

Doug Casey often states that he is very bullish on humanity.  He believes that humanity has been ascending for tens of thousands of years and will continue to do so.  When prompted further as to why he is bullish he often states that technology is a key factor, further stating, “More scientists and engineers are alive now than in all of human history combined.”

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The Dollar Vigilante: Jeff Berwick speaks with Wes Messamore

June 10, 2012
comments: 0

Topics covered:

- Foreign opportunities - Passports - Government collapse

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The Weekend Vigilante June 9th, 2012

June 8, 2012
comments: 14

Hello from Acapulco Bay,

I just spent four days last week in a city and never actually had eye contact in public with one person.  For four days.  It's really strange, especially for me, because in Mexico you can't walk down the street without everyone saying hello, "good morning", "good afternoon", and if you even know them as an acquaintance you stop for a customary hand shake or kiss on the cheek from the ladies.


I arrived in Vancouver at 1am in a steady downpour typical to the pacific northwest.  This, I think, is why there isn't a lot of public interaction.  Month after month of rain is downright depressing.

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Feedback Friday - June 8th, 2012

June 8, 2012
comments: 4

We have some great letters and comments from our readers this week, so lets get right into it.


IN RESPONSE TO: "Jeff Berwick - Cambridge House Live - June 2012"

Dear Jeff,

It would be great if you could elaborate on something mentioned in your video interview.

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TSA Trippin

June 7, 2012
comments: 4

[The Following post is by TDV Correspondent Justin O'Connell]

Recently, I took a trip to Las Vegas for business. It was my first flight in two years, when I expatriated from the United States to Brazil on a three-month Visa, no savings, no job, no place to live, et cetera. If I had only known about the Dollar Vigilante in those days.

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