Do you have Gold and Silver stockpiled as a means to secure your wealth in the case of economic meltdown? Well, the economy will fail, that is a certainty. Anybody who has been educated in the REAL workings of the private Federal Reserve will tell you this; but what chance will we have of really keeping this gold and silver after the economy fails (and it will fail)...well, I will tell you. History will repeat itself. http://www.the-privateer.com/1933-gold-confiscation.html It's simple, really. Maybe it won't be exactly the same as 1933, perhaps the modern media spin will place a new label on the purpose, or the people will be driven by their political heroes to "take one for the good" of the country. No matter how you slice it and dice it, there is no surer way to absolutely CRUSH a people than to bring about total disparity. This is how it goes. First, prices fluctuate, the market becomes "unstable" and gold prices begin to climb. This also means other precious metals also do the same in their own method. After the market begins to stabilize, a buying trend appears. More and more civilians buy into the precious metals market, collecting increasing amounts of gold and other metals. As the prices continue to climb, the price of gold soars ever higher, inducing more speculation and increasing the buying pattern, only at higher prices. All of this wealth is now tied up in precious metals...and nobody would ever ask you to turn it over, would they? Would they? It's happened before -ALL OF IT, and it may very well happen again. The wealth you think is your own, turned into being a crime punishable by fines and imprisonment -overnight. Think your neighbors won't turn you in? Maybe you blogged about your recent gold acquisition at a great price. How many eyes have seen your gold acquisitions? And you think the government can't declare gold to be illegal to own? History proves you wrong if you believe you are safe to own gold and silver in an economic crisis. All I am saying is this: if you can't fit it in your pockets, it might be too much to keep. Don't advertise your wealth -especially if you have gold, silver, platinum, or any other PM. Chances are, once the economy takes its final tumble, after it is declared that gold and other precious metals need to be seized to "stave off" the financial crisis, your only hope is to exchange your meager dollars for some other tangible goods, and by that time a gallon of milk will run you a few Franklins. I know that the monetary system is completely FIAT, and it is not backed by gold -but how many others still believe the myth that we have a gold backed currency? How many will buy into the lies? It happened before. And we have been very good at repeating the same patterns.