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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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As The Supreme Court Considers Warrantless Cell Phone Searches, The Nation Debates Donald Sterling

April 30, 2014

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

THIS JUST IN! An old white guy does not really like hanging out with black Americans....and the United States is in an uproar! His girlfriend secretly recorded him and released the tapes. Just as the Supreme Court is about to vote on warrantless cellphone searches, too. Life really is stranger than fiction.

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BREAKING: The Department Of (In)Justice Goes After Guns In Further Capital Controls

April 29, 2014

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

The US government is attempting every possible angle to ensure Americans don't have access to guns.  The latest is a new twist on capital controls being instituted by the Department of (In)Justice.

The DoJ is why financial institutions are refusing services to companies as diverse as gun shops, bitcoin businesses, marijuana dispensaries and even the porn industry.

Just last week a gun shop in Florida had an old bank account closed after their local bank was bought out by Wall Street interests.

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Cop vs. Canine: The Hidden Epidemic That's Killing Our Pets

April 28, 2014

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

One unexpected day you find that your best friend - your dog, cat or other pet - has been shot and killed by a police officer. There is nothing you can do. The local police chief defends the behavior of his officer, calling the murder "euthanasia." This nightmare has become true for thousands of American families.

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TDV Week in Review: April 27th, 2014

April 27, 2014
 

In a civilization as inherently violent as ours, everything has the potential to be weaponized. If something has yet to have been weaponized in the mainstream culture, rest assured - experiments into doing so have surely been conducted.

And that includes lights. Strobe lights, for instance, are well understood as inducing disorientation and other effects. This has just been taken one step further.

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Jeff Berwick Stops Drinking: The Weekend Vigilante April 26, 2014

April 26, 2014

Hello from Anarchapulco,

This may be the first Weekend Vigilante ever written without the aid of a glass of wine.

Throughout my life I have always tried to be as open and transparent with things as possible.  I've always talked openly about every facet of my life.  I regret some of it now as the US government and NSA surely can use it to track me and attack me at the push of a bureauc-rats button.

But that aside, I wish to tell you a little bit today about my life history with alcohol and why I have chosen today to stop drinking.

THE BEGINNING

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