??? H'okay "guyz "Bob chapman's video predictions of dollar doom beginning 1/1/10 is starting to spool up the blogosphere, other video pundits are referencing it and "re-reporting it" basically the same information: "highly placed sources stating there will be banks paying out personal deposits with dollars exchanged at 3frn's for 1 new "obamabuck"" .Looking into "dollar devaluation" the fed reserve has a page which explains "dollar" devaluation as a devaluation against other currencies. Yes that would effect imports/exports but within our "borders" a "dollar" to me and you will find its own level as usual( business as usual). ****oh breaking news just now as I'm typing here; this talking head on the Sunday a.m. wisconsin business money show "upfront" Just said the "recession" is over! We need to be ready when the recovery takes off.*******[rofllmao] Help! I'm d'wowning in bullsh... Are the extreme scenarios: touted by chapman (buy GOLD!!!) i.e. you wake up to hear the radio exclaim: the dollar is worth zero here, whatever you had in the bank no longer exists or was just confiscated by the fed gov....Even plausible.??? I can understand the rhetorical: "Your money is being stolen through inflation" kinda' stuff but that is a gradual soft slide we have known and accepted since I was a child. I'm having trouble seriously accepting the idea" The absolute total evaporation of the system" is even possible... Perhaps with a spaceborne EMP burst..but that woulds be a deliberate act of war(not much to stop that). I can't believe all the suits in all the halls of business and law would find such a complete evaporation of their power structure acceptable... Discuss amongst yourselves, please... I'm thinking "Dollar devaluation" makes our exports cheaper to others , sales and production rise, jobs come back... Albeit we get less for our production... So Joe six pack has one fewer jetski in the driveway... fewer jetskis are manufactured/sold/maintained... where's the new normal????