Get Gold Now: “I Remember 1980… They Were Lined Up Around the Block”

by | Jan 13, 2013 | Precious Metals | 223 comments

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    Mainstream financial analysts want us to believe that gold’s unprecedented rise throughout the last decade is almost over – that it is just another bubble soon to pop. Central banks, state-sponsored economists and many well respected high dollar investors have all tried to convince us that there is no more upside for precious metals, often arguing that the 5,000 year-old relics are but worthless metals – not money.

    The interesting thing is they’ve been saying that repeatedly, since before the financial crisis was ever recognized. Yet, gold has continued to rise unabated.

    In the following Future Money Trends interview, well respected investment analyst Jay Taylor of discusses this powerful trend in gold, the government manipulation of the financial and economic system, the importance of diversifying your wealth, why precious metals are a good investment, some ideas for investors, and the signs you’ll see when gold does finally become a “bubble.”

    A lot of the establishment would have us believe gold is already in a bubble.

    But if you look at the supply of gold above ground relative to the amount of money that’s been created, it’s money and it’s the bond market that’s in a bubble.

    Yes, I suppose that one day that could happen.

    I remember 1980, when gold went from $35 a few years earlier to $850.

    I remember that time there was panic buying of gold by people in the streets of New York City. They were lined up around the block… to buy gold and Krugerrands at that time.

    I don’t see anything like that now.

    If I walk down the streets of New York and ask people, “do you think you should have five or ten  percent of your portfolio in gold,” most people would say, “No, no way. That’s ridiculous. It doesn’t pay you any interest. Why would you own the stupid stuff?”

    So, I think we’re a long way away from that bubble.

    I think people in the rest of the world and don’t trust their politicians to the extent that Americans do, are buying gold.

    Certainly the Chinese are…

    I suppose that we could see a bubble at some time.

    I suppose that, as we saw in 1980, there will be huge amounts of people that finally lose confidence and throw in the towel on the policy makers.

    And, then there will be a rush to gold like we’ve  never seen before.

    And when people start to insist on delivery of their gold… for the huge amounts of paper that’s out there in the futures markets… And if those people on the buy side want to take delivery… the price is going to go to the moon. I really believe that.


    As an asset of last resort, precious metals like gold and silver have always been worth something. With the fiscal and monetary policies currently under implementation around the world, along with literally trillions of dollars in unserviceable debt, it wouldn’t take much to set off a panic buying spree in gold.

    In the last 30 days, since the Newtown school shootings, panic buying has left gun stores across the country with nothing on their shelves and back-orders of six months or more. Tens of thousands of Americans have been lining up outside of firearms shops and gun shows, grabbing up anything they can get their hands on.

    That’s what it looks like when the entire consciousness of a nation suddenly shifts.

    That’s what it looks like when hundreds of millions of dollars of capital are rapidly reallocated.

    One day in the not too distant future, the people of this country and around the world are going to come to the realization that our governments, central banks and state-sponsored financial institutions have been playing a shell game – that it’s all been one grand manipulation.

    Confidence in our government’s ability to manage this crisis will be lost.

    When that happens, as Jay Taylor notes, “there will be a rush to gold like we’ve  never seen before.” Precious metals dealers and coin shops all over the globe will sell out of inventory.

    As we’ve seen with popular assault rifles, ammunition and accessories recently, this shift of capital will lead to almost immediate price increases, and subsequently more public interest and panic buying.

    There will be a bubble in gold – perhaps one of the biggest asset bubbles we’ve ever seen.

    But we’re not there yet.

    When you see lines of anxious shoppers waiting around the block to get in to your local bullion exchange and when stocks in exploration and mining companies jump hundreds of percentage points in just a few weeks time, then you’ll know we’ve reached bubble levels.

    If you haven’t acquired some gold and silver assets by then, it’ll be too late.

    Get gold now.


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      1. Hiya all,

        Gold is way out of my reach but silver is within my price range, a small amount each month builds up over time.

        Take care

        • We do what we can Burt — physical assets are the way to go. Whether it’s silver, fractional gold, food buckets, or other supplies (for some reason I have been on a recent kick to buy nails and screws at the hardware store every time i go in — and when money allots, I try to get a quality handtool like a hammer, axe, shovel, etc. – all American Made whenever possible!)

          There are so many different ways to ‘diversify’ one’s assets.

          For many of us, it’s get what you can each week.

          Others, perhaps with retirement accounts, have to look at other ways to protect their assets… Physical is great, of course, but when we’re talking about people with funds in 401K or IRA accounts, they’ve got a whole different set of strategies that must be employed.

          • Mac

            I get to screws in two weeks, got a few hundred but certainly need more. WD40 and duct tape this week, para cord and a couple more thermos flasks next week. I split up my purchases so I am not left with 500 of one item and nothing of another. It wouldn’t suit everyone doing it that way butit works for me.

            I’m not sure if its of use but for 3 weeks now a local manufacturing jewellers has been the cheapest place to buy silver. No it’s not in nice rounds but its hall marked and very cheap, a troy ounce of the little clasps that do up necklaces is 2/3 of the price of a troy ounce round. From a bullion merchant. Might be worth a look at such places in the States.

            Take care

            • That *is* a good idea.

              I do wonder though – if there is a bubble in gold prices, then it would make more sense to stick with silver and wait for the bubble to pop on gold, no?

              • I think that when people talk about investing in gold it also infers silver – whichever you can afford. They are both going through the roof when the hyperinflationary period hits. An ounce of gold takes a pretty big investment at $1600+, an ounce of silver is much easier for us little people at $30+. Precious Metals are a way to preserve your “wealth” so that after the SHTF you will have something to restart your life with, buy some land/stock, pay workers etc. There is some speculation from the gold bugs that the prices of PMs in the future will be around $5000 for gold and $1000 for silver. It will never be worth nothing (like your IRA is going to be after the government confiscates it). It is easy to start buying at a coin shop, just get yourself a few pre-1962 dimes etc, small investment and you can build on it.

                • It’s 1964 for junk silver mr moron investment advisor.

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              • OQ… I have been wrestling with that very question. I like gold and it likely is under-priced but silver seems even more under-priced. My current strategy is to buy silver as I can and hold it until the gold / silver ratio drops from its current 55:1 down to 30:1 or maybe even less. Whether it will do this or not I cannot say but if it does I will then trade some silver for gold and try to make it do double duty that way. It would be good to own both but gold is just too expensive to be buying much of it these days and the premium per oz. on fractional gold is pretty discouraging as well.

                • You all should start doing a little research/homework on freegold… is a terrific place to start. Why don’t central banks save in silver? Why are all central banks, countries, and citizens in India, China, and other Asian countries currently buying gold… not silver. Gold will outperform silver by leaps and bounds… do not put all your money in silver, you will be the one left holding the bag… Gold is ONLY for savings that isn’t needed in everyday life and AFTER you already have enough food and gear to weather most storms. Currency Wars by James Rickards is another great book. Gold is nowhere near a bubble and when it has been revalued for all the money that has increased in the system, it will be many times its current value. And if the paper price of gold plumments… HOLD ON TO YOUR GOLD!!! Because the revaluation is underway! I cannot recommend this enough… many will sell and miss out… Good luck to all!

                  • If the shtf it will be easier to trade silver than gold, unless you are trading for some livestock or other high dollar item.

                  • If the world you all are imagining ever comes to be (run away inflation and the end of “fiat currency”, your gold will be worthless too. The OT thing that will be worth anything are good leg, guns and ammunition. I’m not proposing you stock up on guns and ammo, I’m just pointing out the redicousness of all these arguments…

              • Me–jethroe ane cooter wen dawne to thee creek ta do sum prospect in ane dat bigg yella dogg obammy –i tuuke granmahs platez hehehe

                So me is pannin fer dem golde nugegetz ane evry time i Ben ober i feel dat durn biigg
                Yellr dogg bitin on my behine so i says gorsh dag nabbit GIT off mi anus Obammy
                Ane cooter ane jethfro starte laughinz —sew I reach roun mi bak pocket

                An lo ane behole I habe rattlerz snakee jerki in dere ane dat bigg yella dogg wuz trien
                To get att it hehehe

                Didna fine no golde ….

                Da snakes pwedick noo eartcakes tadai ane wuz right!!!!! Those other fellaz wore RONG!!!

                He He He!!! Boo —yahh

                Granpah ane cooter saye helow too every bloody hear

                Yer freiund elvis

          • I’m with you there Mac…..I’ve been buying coated nails, construction adhesive and xtra lumber. I’ve also purchased numerous quality American hammers, axes, mattocks, planes, sledges and the like for when times require only hand tools…..I’m also constructing a specialty hand-tool work bench so I can fall back on carpentry/furniture building when that is necessary. I try to buy nickels when I can, silver when I can and continue to work my long-term food storage as funds allow……just glad to have planned ahead for my lead storage and delivery.

          • Mac, don’t forget hacksaw blades. Impossible to improvise and easy to store. I already got mine but I left some on the store shelf for my fellow preppers.

          • Hi Mac. I remember one “garage sale” last summer in a town devastated by people who have been moving out over decades. Like a ghost town but I go there with my kids and we stay at some log cabins on a lake. We discovered a yard sale, something like “Help Riley Go to Hollywood”.

            Apparently a local girl had won some type of contest and qualified to go perform in front of some Disney schmuck. The family had a garage full of carpentry tools that their deceased grandfather had left them. Old levels, T-squares, wrenches, saws, everything. Selling these great old tools for like $0.50 or $2.00 each.

            I was pretty sad to imagine what the dead guy must be thinking if he saw that, but I bought up a lot of for under $20. What a waste of tools, to participate in the sheeple disney culture.

            • “I was pretty sad to imagine what the dead guy must be thinking if he saw that, but I bought up a lot of for under $20. What a waste of tools, to participate in the sheeple disney culture.”

              Not to worry, Ranch. I am sure that Gramps is looking down and smiling because the tools that meant so much to him have found their way into strong hands that make good use of them again.

              Finding those tools sounds to me as if it was meant to be. The family wasn’t using them and they were probably slowly rusting away to complete uselessness. Far better for them to be used for their intended purpose, being cared for, and getting useful work done.

              I have a hammer that was owned and used by my grand father. It is the only thing of his that I have and that makes it special to me even if it is just an everyday hammer. My hand seems to find it every time I need a hammer, even though there are 2-3 others on the rack near it.

              • Thanks. The old man had one of those electric hand engravers and put his name on every tool. So I have crescent wrenches, sockets, saws, with “Bagley” on them. They’ll be kept in good use. Thanks Mr Bagley RIP.

          • This is off-topic but needs to be addressed ……the IRS has yet again changed the date of filing…..I am one who claims zero during the year so I can get a few bucks back and not have to pay…..this year you were able to file on Jan 4th and then the irs stated that they would begin accepting returns on Jan 14 and then they stated that it would be Jan 22 and now it is Jan 30……the couple hundred bucks I get back is not the point I wish to make here….but the very horrible fact is that this is just how bad this economy is….and soon to fail completely. Yet those secure in the government have not addressed this….rather, senate leaders are encouraging obama to skirt the Constitution completely and raise the debt ceiling by his order….IF, in fact, our gov’t cannot honor the miniscule tax refunds of it’s citizens then total financial collapse is rapidly approaching…..I see nothing from either side to convince me that any feasible solution is forthcoming, therefore I must conclude that all are in colusion for the oncoming global collapse which, most likely, will occur.
            May God Bless Us All……
            I was hoping for more time….and a miracle

          • I too have begun acquiring good quality hand tools of ALL kinds. US made tools are NOT the best. The best come from Europe, but are mostly not available anymore. Try to avoid buying anything made in Asia. Tools last forever if taken care of. They are a good barter item as everyone will need them eventually. Not as compact as gold or silver, but within reach of everyone with a few dollars left at the end of the month. Nails and screws are very good, small trade items. I live in the Philippines so I am stocking up on stainless steel nails and brass screws. I pick up a pack or two every time I go into a hardware store here.

            Don’t buy cheap. I was a carpenter for years and learned the ‘cheap tool’ lesson the hard way. A good tool lasts a lifetime, a cheap tool fails in the middle of the project you need it for. If you spend hours/days/weeks/months/years making something you need and you want it to last for decades or more, use brass screws. Yes, they cost more, but what is your time worth? Do you want it to fail in the middle of your need of it?

            Gold/silver are nice, but necessary items are also. A pound of nails for a chicken? Maybe. ^_^

          • Be assured, while I’ve long owned some precious metal coins, I know of no one else personally—absolutely nobody!—who does, despite my pleas to them to buy. Family, friends and acquaintances, they all simply refuse to get involved.

            And forget about preaching the mining stocks to them, they’re even more out of favor. Somebody’s going to be on the right side of history and somebody’s going to be chasing it. I’ll take my chances with the precious metal eagles and buffaloes.

          • I am very, very suspicious of the whole idea of moving IRA or 401K dollars into gold or silver that has to be stored somewhere else and then the dealer who talked you into that lunacy promises to send you a picture of what he claims is your gold, and he promises you he will keep an eye on for you.

            Oh, and he also promises to send you a piece of paper that will be your ‘certificate’ of ownership.

            Can there be any bigger and more easier to recognize scam than that?

        • Don’t sweat it Burt…silver will be just as good. Folks must begin to think about living local…wshtf most living will be within 30 miles of your home. Most of us have handle the local thing already. People that do not barter currently will figure it out quickly or will stand little chance of getting what they need.

          A small amount does add up…there will be a return to real value in money and an appreciation for that value.

          Silver has been treated like crap…yet the most enslaving and socalled important items REQUIRE IT.

          I am in my 50’s, my prediction is that gold and silver will be equal value in my lifetime. Put a gold 1 oz coin next to a 1 oz silver coin…only difference to me is what we have been told about each and the color.

          It takes the same labor, energy, tech, etc to get it out of the earth and into coin form…silver maybe more because as I said it is treated like crap.

          Keep stacking best that we can.

          • Lastmanstanding

            I really hope you’re right about silver equalling gold. How ironic that or the first time in my life I’d be well off….but have limited places to spend it lol

            Take care

            • many of us in the “first time in my life I’d be well off” boat Burt…we must believe in something that is real that has consistently been valued. Metals are real but paper is always defiled…just a matter of time…again.

              If equality was the goal for the whole planet, why do some just get handed fiat to buy real things and why do the rest of us have to work for it, pay for others first and then ourselves last.

              as one who works for it, who has spent alot of time in the outdoors alone in challenging places and who has come in contact/dealt with alot of people…I’ll take what God and the earth deals to me every damn time.

              You will be amazed at how many places you will have to spend your silver in the future…and how much you will be able to buy.

              • “Metals are real but paper is always defiled…just a matter of time…again.”

                Sure thing, LastMan. Probably one of the reasons for this is that there is no roll of gold or silver hanging on the outhouse wall. 😉

                • 41MagMan: Yeah, but when you and others get a bad case of the “hershey squirts” my toilet paper will be worth its weight in gold. I also have lots of old phone books that’ll be worth their weight in silver, or ammo too. Ha ha.

          • Just Google Eric Sprott and silver. You will see that the physical supply of silver in the world is dwindling….it gets used up in manufacturing never to be recovered. The paper silver market on the Comex trades 100x daily the total actual physical silver available for delivery. As soon as all the futures traders start demanding delivery of the metal at the expiration of their contracts, and Comex cannot deliver…there will be a massive de-coupling of the paper price and the price to buy physical metal. Whatever you do…do not invest in funds like SLV, and expect to make a killing…..they are a fraud. If you don’t have it in your hand…you don’t own it IMHO.

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          • Mac, I would love everyone to see this is in an article, all over the internet. I have gotten to the point with liberals and their rhetoric, up to here………………
            I thought it was about time us common sense people had a little fun with those that want to take our freedoms away.

            No, Thank you Mac for making this into an article, I sure hope people will like it.

            • Thanks BI! I’m on it!

          • Sweet! I’m already looking forward to this one! 😀

        • @ Burt the Brit. You know one way of picking up silver at below the market rate is scrap silver and silver dinnerware at garage sales. People often don’t know the market price and just want to clean out their attics, and will sell some silver forks, spoons, knives, etc. for much lower than what it is worth. Some people will not even realize that it is silver and just sell it. Jewerly is also something that sometimes pops up. Estate sales are really good for this, because many times the family just wants to unload everything at any price.

          • BI

            We don’t get garage sales here, I have never seen one but I see what you’re saying. We have jumble sales in school halls every so often, that may be a place to have a look around.

            Take care

            • for silver its usually not silver if it doesnt say sterling silver on the silver dinnerware. just a tip. I could be wrong but wanted to help. Tell that Piers POS to shut the fff up

              • Wow. Try the number 925 for real silver.

          • The people who got burnt on gold in the 80s were the ones who bought at panic prices and had took out a second mortgage (which used to be an ODD thing) to buy. They now scoff at the idea of owning gold and have tught their kids the same attitude. These are the same types buying guns during the panic, and will be the panicked ones trying to buy food and other essentials.

            We are living in Charlton Heston’s upside down world, only in our case, it is considered madness to want to look out for your most basic needs for more than a few days.

            Amazing how the “panic buyer” crowd consider themselves always the smatrest person in the room, even after they are proven wrong time and again.

            • Good point bob. it makes you wonder if you should be buying .223 ammo now or wait till it drops again. who knows. I think the market will catch backup and prices will drop a bit and pmags will be available again after a few months. Maybe not.

              • Hope your right. 🙂

            • Exactly right, Bob. It is the panic buyers who are the real boneheads in life. Hurricane Sandy was only the latest example of this. The Weather Service warned the entire East coast that this storm was coming, that it would be a terribly dangerous storm, and that everyone who could should evac to higher ground further inland. But did most people listen to this sensible warning? Noooo, of course not. They fiddled and piddled, not doing much at all, until the VERY last minute. Then, they got off the couch, raced to the local stores, and cleaned off all the shelves. We see this same stupid behavior time and time again when it is MUCH simpler and WAY smarter to simply have what we need on hand, so that when problems come up we are ready for whatever they dish out. We can spend our time FAR more productively, such as by boarding up our windows, checking our supplies, testing battery powered equipment, checking out our generator, calling family members to see if they are OK, ready for the storm, or need to be brought to our place and not left on their own.

              Of course, the Gov isn’t helping a lot. FEMA says that we all should have 2 weeks of food and water supplies, candles, flash lights, batteries, extra blankets, medical supplies, some way to heat food and boil water, and a decent battery powered radio for such emergencies. Then, DHS comes along and labels everyone who has this gear as a “potential” terrorist. WTF? The right and left hands of the Gov really ought to be introduced to each other at some point and preferably BEFORE the next big storm, earthquake, tsunami, or whatever comes along.

              • FEMA says you should have 72 hours of food and water. DOHS doesn’t have any policy on supplies equating to “terrorism”.

        • Seeds, land, ammo, farm animals, bullets.

          • Don’t forget condoms and Zoloft. You can also trade soap, toothpaste and lithium when times get bad. Gonna happen any fuckin minute. Watch your ass. The government is comin.

            • Fuckin’ eh. Fucking fucktard…

        • I can see it all now..

          those who have silver will be the new middle class working for..
          those who have the gold .. the new ruling class and overlords..

          and those who have food provisions and lead based commodities will be the new enemies of the state..

          nothing changes..


          • Those who prepare for disaster are ALWAYS despised, labeled, and marginalized (if not de-humanized) by those who do not. Somehow, WE are “hoarders” because we have spent the sweat of our brow on emergency supplies BEFORE the emergency actually hit. How dare we have a bit of common sense and forethought when no one else does? WAHHH, it’s UNFAIR! Guess the Gov better step in and fairly distribute that food to everyone so that we can all then starve equally. :-/

            My plan is different. When the John Law boys show up to steal… er, confiscate… my food, we will have a talk about reality and then I will give them some food for THEIR families and no one else. They will understand. If not, then the time for words will be over.

            • 41MagMan: Big government loving liberals expect that same big government to come to the rescue every time something happens and clean up the mess and make their lives normal like a parent. Well look at Sandy, big government fell on its face and the morons are bewildered by it’s failure. Big government is more like the Wizard of Oz; a lot of lights, smoke, and noise with no substance. As for confiscation of goods; not to worry as long as you’ve kept your mouth shut-OPSEC. Never shop at the same stores too much. Always use cash when possible, always have goods, especially large orders of food and other supplies, delivered to address other than your home and you’ll be fine. The government’s not coming if it doesn’t know what you’ve got. But just to be safe, hide some goods off site. You can never be too careful. It could get real ugly.

        • Burt, if you don’t have much to invest why not invest in Nickles. This seems like a 2 edged sword. First, we now have a run on ammo, which takes brass, which I believe is made of 70% copper and 30% zinc, don’t hold me to these figures, but if I’m wrong, someone will correct me. And we have the public buying ammo by the millions of rounds and the government buying it by the millions of rounds so somewhere along the line with the use of all this brass, copper prices have to soar. Now I believe Nickles are 70% copper and 30% nickle. So the beauty of buying Nickles is they only cost a Nickle and will always be worth at least a Nickle. So if you’ve got ANY money in a savings account it’s only drawing 1/10 of 1% so why let the bank hold any of your money at that rate. If you had a 100,000 in the bank you would only make a little over $100 interest in a year. Is that crazy or what. Sure someone could steal them, so hide them well, but if your house burns I doubt it would hurt them very much. Silver probably is a better investment, but not if it’s in a bubble. Just looking at this from a safe financial investment. Now I do have question for the readers. If hyper inflation should hit America, does anyone know anything about investing in foriegn currency. Such as the Swiss Franc, which has always been a stable currency. Could be one way to protect one worthless piece of paper with another, just a thought. Trekker Out. Semper Paratus!

        • the problem is that until gold price stops being set by the perps, it will be vulnerable to the same sort of rigging and fraud- as we see with the absurdly low price and 300 USD drop in price since 2011- even while the printing presses are clipping wildly on steroids

      2. The MSM will always manipulate the truth. Just when the bond and the derivatives bubbles are about to burst, and when these precious commodities are set to rise, or explode higher for that matter, they start smirking and manipulating the truth. They are a bunch of liars. Do not listen to the MSM or the corrupt nanny state. Buy silver and gold and hoard them. You will not regret your decision in the very near future.


        • Watchdog, I somewhat agree with you but there’s a flip side to your argument. I want to know what George Soros, the lamestream media, and government hacks are saying about gold, silver, the dollar, etc., so I can DO THE OPPOSITE!! If they say in unison gold is a barbaric relic that’s in a bubble, obviously they are driving the cost down to they can buy more.

          • Prepper,

            Remember when soros and the like bet millions about the market crash and invested or bought tons of gold few months ago? These guys manipulate the market as well to kill the middle class and lie to everyone about the true value of gold and silver. Do not listen to the MSM or the critics on these commodities.

            Do the opposite and you’ll be a winner. It is their job to tell you it’s in a bubble while the elite hoard it themselves. Fuck Bernanke, and the TPTB.

            Buy silver, you’ll be glad you did.

            • You can bet Soros & co. NEVER have EVERYTHING in paper.

              • Hey Bob, Watchdog, Prepper, Possee,

                I have a rule of thumb about buying gold and silver: when all those “cash for gold” places stop taking out expensive FULL PAGE ADS in my local newspaper, then I’ll know its time to sell.

                In the meantime, I’ll keep stacking. I’ll also invest in other precious metals such as steel, brass and lead

              • And you can bet that Soros holds that physical gold offshore through a foreign corporation that could legally own gold even if Americans could not.

                Use the Bank of Durango in Panama. Just saying.

            • Isn’t. Soros a liberal?

              • he is a facist.

        • The MSM manipulates the truth? Really? lol

          Sure they do. In spite of all their protests, the MSM is a business and the bulk of their business consists of selling crap that most of us do not need or want. These for sale items consist of goods, services, and… ideas. I am sure that they also pick up some extra cash by printing whatever they are told to print by those who have enough money to bribe them. They’re bought and paid for media whores, only a lot less honest about their actions than real whores.

      3. If there is still an economy. Other wise Base Metals will rule the market. Lead, Copper, Brass.

        • I made a comment here about six months ago that guns and ammo might be worth their weight in gold in the future and buying them would be wise. Especially any that can be bought without leaving a paper/digital, trail/link back to you.

          I still believe that will hold true until some sort of new bs law is implemented; you know the ones like the senator(dem.) from CT that wants background checks for everyone purchasing ammo of any kind.

          Stock up now on any components for re-loading, whether you are into reloading or not, because someone nearby will have a reloader and you can replace spent ammo in a barter/etc. deal. We have been trying to get as much as we can afford, especially powder, since it comes with a haz-mat fee when ordering by mail and when the local gun stores are out, it is so damn expensive with the shipping/etc. fees.

          Will gold/silver bubble out this year? Who really knows. I’d rather have guns and ammo stockpiled/hidden for a SHTF plan than a handful of metal that may or may not buy me food/security. If martial law were invoked and TPTB took dominion over all pm’s and guns/ammo, which would you be able to use/sell/barter with? I’m just sayin’. That scenario may still be down the road a few years, BUT; what if? What if the world is thrown into the chaos of a Middle Eastern war that kills billions? How long would it take TPTB to capitalize on the events and pass more laws to control more of our lives like they have done over the past 12 years? It could happen while the sheeple are sleeping.

          Most of the sheeple are asleep with the enemy already.

      4. GOD said only gold and silver is money. OUR constitution says only gold and silver is money. All countries are buying tons of gold and silver right now.

        • I am sympathetic to the sentiment, Harley, but US dollars do have value… for now. I know this because people will still give me the things that I want and need in exchange for these dollars. Yes, I use them to buy silver too, so they MUST have value or no one would be willing to trade me silver for these notes. That said, we both know that a time is coming when this may not be the case.

          My son and I went to a gun-show a few months ago. We walked around, looked at a lot of nice stuff on the over 1,000 tables that were set up and doing business. At one of them, a fellow had a whole bunch of Zimbabwe bank notes for sale… the real nice ones that say $100,000,000,000,000 on them. Hell, with ten of those, a fellow could be a quadrillionaire! Of course, he still could not buy anything with all that paper. He wanted $8 apiece for these notes, so we declined. That made me wonder what he would have done, had I pulled out an ASE, dropped it onto his table, and asked “How many of these notes can I get for this?”. I can just imagine his eyes bugging out as he mumbled “all of them”. lol

        • Wrong, excellent for toilet paper as it can used several time before nolonger usable.

      5. After the Gold Rush by Neil Young comes to mind… but you are wise to secure your shelter, water and food First and the means to Defend them. Just a tip: think in 3’s like 3 really good knives, 3 really good axes, and 3 really good sharpening stones. The PM’s will find their best use AFTER the SHTF meanwhile we can be chopping wood and taking aim. Thanks again MAC for your service to the awakening. Peace be with you All. Step up the Prep up and BE READY TO STAND TALL AMERICA!

      6. Sadly, I am a ways off before I can think about acquiring any PMs. Still need to get the bullets beans bandaids stocked up.

        Thanks Mac for a great article, now where can I get some ammo? There’s been a bubble on that lately…

      7. To All,

        As I search the internet today I ran across this,


        Maybe wallyworld needs to find out what happens when the people boycott their stores..


        • I worked on a wallyworld in 1992 and have not set foot inside one since…everything about it sucked.

          If this is true, I hope this is the final nail in the coffin (no pun intended) for those who give the walton bastards one cent.

          • This is probably as a result of Joe Biden (VP) met with Walmart board, and they took the wrong advice from Liberal shills. The cabal has been trying to take Walmart down for a long time, because Walmart supports the Republican party.

            They want to take Walmart down but leave LIBERAL corps alone (Home Depot, GE, Costco , etc…)

            Walmart will NOT be the “lastmanstanding”, LIBERAL corps are.


            • And they are not unionized.

        • I came across a site yesterday, and didn’t bookmark it and do not recall the name, but it was an online firearms/ammo dealer. They had a big notice at the home page saying that they had suspended sales of everything, “whether the product is in stock or not.” Cheaper Than Dirt is still supplying, but is out of stock for most of its inventory. AR mags, for instance, only had 4 products in stock out of 226 listed.

          Re: PM’s, it is good to always remember that the historic ratio in valuation between gold and silver is 1:16. In 1980, that was the ratio, after declining from 1:40 in 1975. Then it took off after ’80 and the Hunt Bros. deal, and shot up to 75-80 just before the crash in late ’08. Since then, it fell as low as about 32 in April-May of 2011, and then has climbed steadily to bump around between 51 and 60 since the Beard has been bubbling up the equities/bonds markets. If you look at the mining and industrial use data, the historic ratio is actually way too high. While silver gets used up in industrial processes (and Tomahawk missiles), most of the gold mined is still around. The comment that silver may be equal to gold at some point is likely truer than most everyone realizes.

        • DPS, fat chance of that happening. Most of the walmartians struggle to tie their shoes. Hmmm…..I do own some slip-ons……

        • There have been many reasons to boycott Walmart for the past 20 years. Unfortunately, when you have ignorant, uneducated people who respond like Pavlov’s dog every time their controllers ring the bell, places like Walmart flourish. If there is one thing America does not lack, it is ignorant, uneducated people.

        • Enough people won’t boycott Wal-Mart, but I see an opening for their competitors, and also see an emerging black market. Nature abhors a vaccume.

        • I hope they hit the wall like a ton of shit..why dont we all help this along?
          tell everyone that you know is awake and cares..maybe even post signs that they are helping this government screw them into the wood work..

          • After the shitty jobs, the destruction of local shops, the encouraging of shipping jobs overseas, now we should boycott Walmart for not selling bullets? A bit late wouldn’t ya say.

        • If it isn’t “made in China”, does WalMart even have it?

        • DPS, learn to “roll your own” ammunition.

          • PO’d,

            Been doing that for sometime now sir, its very relaxing as well.


      8. Personally, I would own silver, palladium, or platinum before gold. All 3 have much much more industrial demand than Gold. Also, all 3 are cheaper than gold. Platinum is especially under valued since their is much more gold than platinum. Rhodium is another metal to consider but the market for it is not as large. Gold and silver historically has had around a 16 to 1 ratio. Since Gold is around $1700 and ounce, that should put silver over the $100 an ounce mark. Brass and lead will also be in high demand.

        • Ditto on the platinum. I hoard what platinum I can afford. Unfortunately all the platinum I now own is in the catalytic converter of the old Ford!

          • Watch the old Ford! Cordless Sawzalls have made it easier for people to steal these, leaving you with an expensive repair bill.

        • Palladium is just as rare as platinum but costs less than 1/2 as much… for now. A roll of those 1-oz. Pd Maples is looking good to me.

      9. I think percentage rise in silver will outshine gold in the long run. Most of the gold ever mined is still around in some form….most of the silver ever mined is scattered to the winds. Above ground supply of silver is less than above ground supply of gold at this time.

        China has announced they intend to get REALLY serious about solar power….upping their previous stated goals to 40 gigawatts in just a few years. A gigawatt of solar panels uses 3.2 million ounces of silver. (about 1/10gram per watt) Multiply that times 40, just for China. Throw in another 50-100 gigawatts for the rest of the world, and we’re talking some SERIOUS consumption of silver just in the solar area.

        • Absolutely Andy…but no one wants you to know about how important that shitty silver is…it is used in everything that is valued by this current paradigm. Just a few…everything war and tech related…no Ag, no…

          If you haven’t read Chris Duane’s Silver Bullet and the Silver Shield or anything recently by SRSrocco (his stuff is carried by silverdocs and sgtreport).

          Silvers days of being abused will soon be over.

        • Not surprised. At sopme point, China will probably find (most likely steal) a way to make solar cheaper. In the meantime, slave labor helps.

          I love to hear people babble about China being a leader in “green” energy. China is now the worst polluter on the planet, even though the U.S. economy is much larger. Their interest in solar stems from the fact that they don’t want to have to have a huge military like USA, just to secure their energy needs.

          • Actually, commies are big on having a big military to keep their own people in line. I expect the Obamunists to begin recruiting heavily quite soon now.

        • The ones pushing this agenda will not be judged kindly for destroying USA, while knowingly ignoring the real problems. Big pharma and Dr. Quack have given us what, by and large, we have demanded–an easy way out of life’s problems.

          “When you want it the most, there’s no easy way out…”–Celine dion. Who knew she was so wise?

      10. Although I agree that gold and silver will have their place in the barter economy of the post-SHTF world, most people live from paycheck to paycheck and can’t even think about buying gold. Investing in silver may be feasible if done the way BI suggested. I will look into that. In the meantime, I’m still investing in all of the other things that will keep me alive in the post-SHTF world. Braveheart

        • Gold is out my reach, silver may be an option. However, I can’t eat either one.

          Currently I am buying up long-term storage foods. I am also picking up some of the other items mentioned above, stuff that can be bartered down the road.

          Gold and silver are precious metals, but when SHTF, I’m ready with another precious metal, lead.

      11. When everyone is hyping a product, I’m running away. Just my nature 🙂 I’ve never been a follower.

        Do you think a fifth of Segrams 7 will be worth an oz of gold?

        • If a guy has lots of gold and loves/has no Seagrams, nothing is out of the question if you are a good negotiator.

          In my mind, everything is negotiable.

          • Everything I own is for sale.

            • You could get a lot of food for porn. Hard porn. Not Internet. Magazines and movies.

        • Rick, my wife has been stockpiling bottles of wine for the past several years. She gets them as ‘presents’ from her employer and since she doesn’t drink, they go into the basement for trading purposes later on.
          Another thing we’ve looked into: There is a variety of tobacco that grows well in Oregon. It might also be worthwhile to asuage some poor nicotine-fiend’s urges.

        • Yo Rick –

          Think in terms of “travelers”, 750 ml bottles of most popular brands in a super heavy duty plastic bottle. These puppies are tougher than woodpecker lips! Simply won’t break.

          Alcohol will be in high demand as a barter item in any SHTF situation. I have all the components for a small still that I am putting together. You wouldn’t believe the price that they are getting for the larger diameter copper pipe fittings! Talk about a precious metal!!!!

        • The biggest problem with booze is that it is not that hard to make. Without the Feds crawling all over the local boys with stills, there will be PLENTY of booze after the SHTF. It is likely that we will have more than we can drink, so will be running cars and other machines on it too. Lots of places in the US can raise sugar beets, corn, or potatoes. All can be made into alcohol suitable for drinking. Maybe these aren’t Jack Daniels or Smirnoff but they sure work the same.


        PRO-2A, not anti-gun shit.
        (sorry about the sound–we’re just country bumpkins, but we do support our sheriffs)

        Caution: the # of views are manipulated by TPTB..I have proven this by saving a video and noticed the views changing (i.e.starting a new count).

        • Eastern Kentucky Sheriff says he wil NOT enforce gun laws he considers unconstitutional.
          (Lexington Herald-Leader)
          www dot Kentucky dot com

          • Local sheriffs are a strong line of defense against the forces of darkness. Get to know and support them. They know the community and what works locally. Most of them are definitely the good guys. After the SHTF, I plan to pay my local taxes directly to the county sheriffs department… in produce. 🙂

          • Good for him.

        • Video posted Sept 4 2012 with Adam Lanza’s picture at 5:23.

        • Who are the asian guys in the video? I dont recall seeing them before.

      13. Think of precious metals in these different “lights”:

        It’s a store of wealth that persists in the event of a EMP attack, naturally occuring CME, or hacker attack that wipes out all electronic blips.

        If reckless fiscal policy causes the US dollar to lose much or all of its value, PMs hold their value.

        If TSHTF, after the crisis stabilizes somewhat, PMs can be used for barter for large purchases like farms and houses, assuming most people will lose all confidence in federal reserve notes.

        If preppers, doomsday survivalists, conspiracy theorists, chicken littles, etc, all turn out to be wrong, PMs are a good investment even in so-called “normal” times.

        I agree with JM Denver’s statement that you should take care of the basics first before turning your hard earned money into PMs. Other than that, I’ve never heard an argument advocating against PMs that makes any real sense.

      14. The following has been sent to Wal-Mart corp.

        Attn to Wal-Mart corporate,

        It has been brought to my attention that after your meeting with Mr. Biden that your stores will no longer be offer ammunition to the public. If this is indeed a fact that you have made it clear that you no longer support the rights of the people and sportsman though out America. So I guess this means that you should also stop selling fishing and hunting licenses. As well as your full line of camping gear, fishing equipment and of course hunting apparel. While you’re at you might as well drop all your golfing accessories, bowling accessories as well as all baseball and foot ball accessories. Why stop there go over to your book dept and pull all the sporting books from your selves as well. Or maybe the American people can help you handle all this by simply boycotting your entire store. By your actions you have shown us the American people that you do not stand for the values of this great country.. Simply put will vote with our pocket books. And While I’m at it enclosed you will find My Wal-Mart visa cut into pieces since I have paid the bill in full consider it to be the dime you will ever seen from this American….



        • Woooohooooo!!! Love it!!

      15. Is there an official statement by Walmart you can link to about that ?

        • TnAndy,

          Not direct report from Wal-mart corp yet, however before sending my letter and cut up card to them I did go to the local Wal-mart and was told no new ammo stock until further notice.. I’d like to challenge thwe SHTF to go to the local wal-marts in your area and ask whats going on, then post it back here on Mac’s site.. If this is true across the country then the People need to know.If had had better writing skills it would be on every place I could post it…Whats everybody think? Up for a challenge?


          • DPS I hate those stores, but in support of this ban on wal-mart and our 2nd amendment, I’ll hit two stores I know of today, One near work and one near home, and see what I can tell ya..

            I have already told the wife, what little we ever shopped there is done..I never liked the dam place anyways so it wont be hard for me to quit them.

            I support my small local stores, and my small town local gun store, he always has what I want, and he’s even having a tuff time getting in ammo..

            but its not like he will ever have a policy to stop stocking it if he can get it

      16. Pls watch this video:

        “This is a call to ALL of our distinguished men and women in the military and law enforcement….TIME TO CHOSE!!!! We, the people, your people, love you all and we ALL hope you love the freedom you are working so hard to protect enough to protect it from ALL enemies foreign AND domestic. Please educate yourselves and help to educate others who are not educated and get in the fight for the minds of american citizens. You are our strongest ally and we need you now more than ever in americas history to stand up and be counted.”

        • Forget nukes and gas. One is too destructive of infrastructure and the environment while the other is unreliable and subject to the whims of the weather. Considering the gene splicing and DNA knowledge that the US now has, a new bug that is specifically tailored to infect and kill only Chinese and then die off itself should not be beyond the realm of the possible. Horrible, yes, but quite possible.

      17. Priority list:

        –Land to grow food and provide source of fuel and water;
        –Security–guns, ammo, reloader, good knives, barbed wire
        –Community–aware and prepared like-minded neighbors
        –Future currency, barter, trade–gold, silver, maybe platinum

        • Good list. Now add fishing equipment, small manufactured goods like needles and thread, matches, fish hooks, etc. and a good bow and some arrows to the list. A bow is a great weapon for those skilled in its use… relatively silent, deadly within about 40-50 yards, and a good hunting tool as well. Arrows are cheap and last a long time if we don’t lose them or break them on a tree or a rock. Of course, with some practice, it is possible to make new ones.

      18. If you develop a relationship with a local pawn shop or other scrap gold buyer you may be able to purchase solid gold jewelry near spot as gifts. You can sometimes pick up beautiful, antique, 18kt pieces. Possibly from estates being liquidated. I do this for my wife. She is happy that she receives some bling. I am happy because I am spending money on something that gains in value. Also, you don’t have the capital gains concerns that you may have with bullion.

        Gold will only drop when the government acts responsibly. I’m not betting that will happen any time soon.

      19. the problem with gold or any precious metals… you cant eat them… food is the tangible thing to aquire

        • Everyone knows you can’t eat them. You save them for barter, and to preserve the value of your personal wealth.The paper dollar is on its way out.

          • Agreed, Scout. We can’t eat boots, tools, clothing, paracord, tarps, or 1000s of other things either but that does not mean that they are not REAL useful.

      20. They will confiscate all gold when the time comes. Don’t bother with gold. Store dried foods.

        • And ammo!

          • So they can come and get the gold when the time comes but they’ll leave us with the ammo? …and presumably with the guns?

            I think you’re mistaken. Oh, they may “call it in” or “declare it not money” but they’ll never come and confiscate it. Talk about a shooting war? If they start confiscating high value property and people will go nuts on them.

            Gold is protected just like arms and requires just compensation and due process. So, again, if they do something like that, its treason and will be like stepping on a land mine. This is why they try and devalue gold and silver. Its the only way they can take it from you without repercussions. …and I LOVE IT! Everytime they push it down, I buy more.

            The reason so many things are coming to a head is because they are running out of influence. The internet is creating an informed people. Because so much commerce is initiated by the internet, they can’t shut it down or the economy will collapse. People would not put up with that either. The fact is, they’ve backed themselves into a corner. They will, eventually, attempt to take the guns, but, not while the internet is up because they know, nothing will lift the American Patriot’s Soul like the images of bullet ridden bodies of gun confiscators. (Touche’ Joe Bidumb, touche’!)

            There are so many things right now that will turn on the “turbo sausage grinder” and suck in the feds that they are having to back off. Say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing and the blood will run in the streets.

            Most know now that “Sandy Hoax” was nothing more than a staged event. Not all the players are known but we know there is are a lot of lies coming from top level people.

            It looks like Aurora was similar.

            When they finally stop manipulating gold and silver it means they have lost almost all of their influence. This is when the direct looting will take place. Proxy looting now. Direct looting when they lack the influence of their proxy “power”. This is why they need to have us disarmed. Its hard to break into peoples’ houses and demand their gold, food and other property if there is a threat of getting shot.

            Before you loot the bank, you have to disarm the guards. But, they are running out of time. Their influence is fading. People are realizing they’re being screwed by the system and duped by the dollar. As the statist forces’ influence fades, they will become more and more desperate to steal your stuff. They may even try it before they try to take the guns, realizing that one is about as bad as the other. They really don’t want the guns. They simply don’t want to get shot as they steal your retirement funds, your gold and your real estate.

            The simple fact of the matter is that they cannot lawfully restrict arms just as they cannot lawfully confiscate your gold. If you know anything about law and you haven’t been brainwashed by your respective law school you know that the right to keep and bear arms cannot lawfully be infringed on and that ANY regulation attempted is infringement. Your right to own, shoot and carry any arms anywhere is virtually unlimited. I’m not saying the gun rights subversives honor it, I’m saying they don’t but they do not have the lawful right to restrict either your carrying (bearing) or your having (keeping). They imply they can. Well, that “can” because they have a monopoly of unlawful force at their disposal. They don’t have the law on their side but they do have more men to follow their orders. That may be coming to an end as well as their financial manipulative ability.

            Every gun restriction ever written as “law” is nothing but manure marks on paper worthy of wiping your backside. The right to keep and bear arms is UNLIMITED in every way in so much as it does not infringe on the rights of others. Thats the way it is and that is the way it is intended.

            I have told you before, government is the most dangerous thing. In this case, there is nothing that unlawfully infringes as much as government.

            The gun rights subverting seditionists will pay someday, probably in blood. I just pray I’m here to see and or assist in their demise.

            • Amen

            • +1, time for them to go…and I don’t care how.

            • I agree Netranger…all you gotta do is look at history. FDR declared private ownership of gold to be unlawful, and he managed to convince the sheep to turn theirs in, after which they got melted down. Real Americans told him to go fuck himself — not out loud of course — and they kept their gold, which is why we have ANY gold coins left from that era

            • +100

            • “The simple fact of the matter is that they cannot lawfully restrict arms just as they cannot lawfully confiscate your gold. If you know anything about law and you haven’t been brainwashed by your respective law school you know that the right to keep and bear arms cannot lawfully be infringed on and that ANY regulation attempted is infringement.”

              This has always been the case because the US was a nation of laws and not men. The Obamunists have worked VERY hard to reverse this and convert the US into a nation of men, some of whom are “more equal than others”. Tell me… what is the main difference between thief Bernie Madoff and thief Jon Corzine? Corzine is a “made man” and therefore above the law. Bernie was not because he didn’t share any of his ill-gotten loot with the Obamunists. There are others as well. How about Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder? No justice meted out for his crimes. He too is above the law and untouchable. God, I wish that this were not so.

        • They won’t have the balls to confiscate anything. only 10% of the people gave it up the last time.

          this time, everyone knows the score…it will be different.

          I am tired of those in power underestimating those of us that realize exactly what they are up to.

          food and ammo first.

          • the whole thing is , is that those who would take, have no balls

            • True, but those who would order others to do the taking for them do not need any balls. All they need are some armed thugs to do their dirty work and if some of them get killed, so what? There are plenty more where they came from.

        • I doubt there would be much compliance in an attempt to confiscate gold.

        • I hear that when FDR did that, most people just ignored him and stashed their gold. People will find SOMETHING to use for trade outside the “official” system. They always do.

          • Most people did not have much gold back in 1933, so FDR’s calling in the gold was primarily directed at the banks. They DID have a lot of gold. They had pulled it out of the economy and were holding it in an effort to milk assets from those who owned it at fire-sale prices. They have done this many times in the past and it has always worked.

            Also, Executive Order 6102 was announced 30 days before it was to be implemented, so the rich had plenty of time to stash their gold in other countries… like Switzerland, Mexico, England, and Canada. There were no rules against taking assets out of the country back then or IRS reporting requirements either. Lots of privately held gold fled the country during those 30 days.






      21. There won’t be another bubble in gold. Not with the Fed creating billions of dollars a month out of thin air. I’d buy gold and silver if I had the money. I’m close to being fully prepared though.

        • Barn Cat….I wouldnt bank on the fact that gold couldnt collapse. It days of old, gold was used as currency and as a ‘back-up’ to currency. Today, money is stored in petro-dollars.

          Gold is mostly bought and sold on the ETF markets. The paper traders are dictating the price. We really dont know the ‘true’ value of gold because the day traders are using it like a casino. It is easier to make money on gold as ETFs than physical, because physical is hard to trade.

          Mainly, China and India are buying physical gold. They are doing this as a hedge of a World Financial economic collapse.

          If we have hyperinflation in USA, then gold could go to $10,000 an ounce. But what good is it if the currency (dollar) isnt any good? It would be like buying gold today with confederate money. The best time to sell gold is when the economy is good, not bad.

          Thus, if you buy gold, remember you will need to store it for a better day. Gold does have risks, and people need to know those risks.

          • Please, what are the risks?? What risk is there in storing some or all of your “savings” in gold?

            Besides the obviuos, converting/using fiat to by life sustaining preperations, what else would one use to store excess wealth? You know, something to pass on to the grandkids in say 30 years.

            Now, before you answer. It needs to be durable. Easily transported ( bug out), easy to secure/hide, devisable, recognised by all, everywhere.( grandkids might end up in Belize) And a reputation as a store of wealth would be a plus.

            And please, don’t remind me, “you can’t eat gold”

            • Rick, that is basically what I said above. If buying gold or silver before an economic collapse people need to realize that you will be ‘storing’ the PM and not really using it.

              You won’t be cashing them in during hyperinflation, so they really are a PM that you are storing for a better currency or economy.

              I have bought silver. The only reason is so that I could either use it later, or give it to my kids.

              I was responding to the assumption that gold, or silver, are safe havens. In past they were. Today the speculators have driven this market as they have with all other markets. Gold prices are driven by the paper day traders. The value can go up or down on their ‘feelings’ of the moment.

              Thus, physical metals you buy and then store somewhere and then tell no-one where it is at, except maybe spouse.

              How do you know that copper isnt the PM sleeper?

              Gold is fine. People should invest in physical PMs. I prefer silver because it is more convienient and somewhat easier to get. They are proven inflation fighters during recessions and depressions.

      22. When you have spent every single available dollar needed

        on Beans, Bullets, and Band-Aids OK THEN MAYBE YOUR

        READY FOR GOLD. “but what do I know”

        Stay Brave

      23. “Gold is the currency of kings; silver is the currency of gentlemen; barter is the currency of peasants, and debt is the currency of slaves.” –- author unknown

        • and land is the currency of supermen


        This 80 year old woman was arrested for shop lifting.

        When she went before the judge in Cincinnati he asked her, “What did you steal?”

        She replied, “A can of peaches.”

        The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches, and she replied that she was hungry.

        The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can.

        She replied, “6.”

        The judge said, “Then I will give you 6 days in jail.”

        Before the judge could conclude the trial, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something.

        The judge said, “What is it?”

        The husband said, “She also stole a can of peas.”

        • If he was any kind of man, he would have said..”She fed them to me ..your honor”

          Sorry, But I think Its high time we start looking out for eachother..because these bastards are going down!

          we know how to make it without them..and the world is waking up, and thats what has them so fucking scared..hence all these scare tactics and false flags..

          No offence Pale Rider, Im just pissed as hell and Im not taking it anymore.

          I’ll go it alone if I have to, because it is my job to stand up for whats right.
          Aint that right Daisy?

          • Maybe the man figured that an easy way of ridding himself of a shrew? That’s a lot cheaper than a divorce. He can always move somewhere else while she is doing her time. 😉

            • TPAB are going to want us to roll over on everyone we can..Im not going to do it

              isnt that how it played out with Hitler?

        • Ha. Best laugh I’ve had all day.

      25. There are many reasons for today’s precious metals prices. The number one reason “MANIPULATION” by major banks and financial corporations to hold prices down. One day PM’s will break out of this manipulation.

        As others here have said; get all of the basics, food, water,medical, tools, etc., first.

        If you feel you want to start PM purchases, start small. Pre-65 US coinage,”junk silver”, can be purchased in small quantities at local coin dealers and pawn shops. Get informed first on basic values by visiting Then check actual selling prices by visiting major national coin dealers on the net.

        If you are able, set aside a small amount each week for purchases at local places. If you become a regular customer of the businesses you may even receive an occasional deal from them. “DYODD” first

        The link below will provide you some reasons for the 1980 precious metals parabolic price increase. The graphic spike itself is worth your time to see.

        P.S. After reading posters above I did go out to my Wal-Mart supercenter. Yes, they were out of all hand gun ammunition. A clerk with knowledge said they were told no restocking orders until WM headquarters determines what their policy will be.

        After living thru the Cuban missile crisis, the cold War, economic crisis of the late 70’s early 80’s, etc; what we are facing now dwarfs them all!! Be Well All

        P.S. PM’s ‘DYODD’ = do you own due diligence


        • Montana Mike mucks manipulators masterfully. It did seem to go haywire somewhere in the sixties. I am amazed how they can keep the manipulation going. Like a skidoo on water. Paper prices driving physical prices.

      26. Brass and Lead. With Midas, my M1A I can turn that into gold but what the hey, U cant eat G & S. Hard everyday commodities are the way to go. Bulk long term food stores, the DIY types, mid and short term as well. Toletries, soaps, cleaning stuff. Gardening and chickens. Beans, bullets, bandages. Gold (junk), guns, gas, garden, generator, girls. Cant have too many of those things around. Clothes, shoes, lots for the kids to grow into. Extra, extra work cloths and boots. Barter and trade stuffs. Even puttin up cheap cigaretts and booze. Think bout what U gonna do with no trash pick up for a few months or longer. Propane, burn barrels. Man the list never ends. Now where has this Jay charecter been thinking american folks still have any confidence in DC. So when the bottom drops out, it wont be business as usual. Who U gonna trade ur precious metals with then.

        • I burn everything that’s paper based, and trade in metal cans and glass bottles for a small amount of cash, which gets promptly converted to Kennedy half dollars pre 1964. If there ever comes a time I cant do that, I’m dumping my trash in front of the fucking Wal Mart

        • There are a LOT of GREAT things on your list that cannot be eaten. That does not prevent them from having great utility, however.

          “So when the bottom drops out, it wont be business as usual. Who U gonna trade ur precious metals with then.”

          No, it won’t be for a while and that is why we should all have at least a year of food and water stored up. After that, though, there very well may be chances to do some business;
          probably with the local farmers who can buy what little gas and diesel is around with it.

      27. Sell your gold- Buy Silver move to the country! you still have time but not a lot.

      28. Though the crowd will always love you,
        As for me I’ve come to know,
        Everything that glitters is not gold.
        –Dan Seals

        I found a Truth, laying in the middle of the road. It was scuffed and dirty, looked like people had been walking right over it. I picked it up and brushed it off. It still works like new! These things are practically indestructable, you know.

        • “Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again.” — Jefferson Davis

        • My wise Grandmother used to say, “All that glitters is not gold”, I was just thinking of this today, but didn’t know where it came from. Thank you.

          • VanMom….That saying has many derivatives of ancient times. But it became most popular from the William Shakespeare play, ‘The Merchant of Venice’ in around AD 1590.

            in that play is where the phrase, ‘All that glitters is not gold’….

            meaning that life’s worth is more value than precious metals that glitter, specifically gold….

            • Thanks Ugly. I wasn’t sure where the term originated. Of course, the idea has been around as long as gold has!

            • It can also mean that some of the things that we think important may not be.

              Grand mothers are creatures of wisdom and many of us would feel much the poorer for not having had the benefits of knowing them. My Gram also had a bunch of favorite sayings, among them:

              Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.

              If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

              A stitch in time saves nine.

              If you don’t want a bun in the oven, don’t feed the flames.

              …and something about jerking off the blanket. I never did quite know what that meant!

              And many more that don’t come to mind at the moment. She had one for most any occasion. I should have written them down somewhere.

              • My best advice from grandma from old axioms is the timeless.

                ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’….and,

                ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink’….or,

                when you did not finish your dinner,

                ‘don’t you know there are starving kids in Africa that would love to have what your are tossing away’

            • Thank you.

              I understood what the saying meant, but appreciate your sharing the origins!

              Have a great day!

      29. Whata world people…

      30. it certainly is…

      31. Here you go again, showing your true purpose; to sell something for your own profit. You are just a tool of gold dealers. How much are they paying you?

        • JoeinNC….

          Keep saving all those post 1982 pennies. Ten years from now you will not believe what they will be worth. You will be the hero. Good Luck.


          • @ Ugly. I saw your comment on the last article about that you were suffering from hemorrhoids the past few days. From the temperature out that you said was -14F it sounds like you might be dehydrated. The colder the air temperature is the less water vapor can be held in the air. When you try to warm up your home with air that filters in from the outside, the relative humidity drops to Sahara Desert levels or lower. A real good humidifier will help with the air moisture. Drinking lots of water is an absolute. As we age we lose the thrist instinct, so many people must force themselves to drink water.

            Waste material that is dry and hard will tear up tissues. Fiber of course aids in the waste removal a lot. Avoid white flour products as this makes the situation a lot worse. Remember how they use to make Playdoy with white flour? Most people don’t get enough fiber and it ranges from at least 25 grams up to 50 grams per day or more depending on your individual body. Many cereals are loaded with fiber. Fruits is good also. Junk foods avoid like the plague.

            In many health books they advice on using Witch Hazel to ease the pain. The main issue with any health aliment is to cure the underlining cause, and truly water, each day and enough of it is so important for waste removal that doesn’t cause problems. One item that helps heal skin and tissue is Vitamin A, the beta carotene variety. The other Vitamin A from like fish oil can be toxic to the liver with high doses. When the problem that caused this is resolved, your body should begin healing itself. Trust me on this one, make sure you get enough water each day. Health people say at least eight 8oz. glasses a day, more if the air is really dry.

            Burt the Brit and Daisy know more than I do on this, maybe they could chime in and help.

            • @Be Informed–Thanks for advice. I thought it was hemmorrhoids, but it was only itchy ass syndrone. I took extra long bath and it went away.

              What I think happened is I went for a jog in -15F at 9:00 AM. I was bundled up well and looked like a human marshmellow on the greenbelt. I had on double layers. When I was finished I was surprised by the ice that had formed inbetween the layers. It was a mistake, so treadmill until cold spell goes away. Suppose to be back to normal by this Thursday or Friday.

              But this has me thinking. Today, some scientists feel that sunspots are affecting global warming. In the 1970s, they said they could be causing a ‘mini’ ice age. I am beginning to think there is a better correlation of increased sunspot activity and cold spells on earth. This winter blast reached clear to Los Angeles I hear. It was like 42F in LA.

              Just as soon as these sunspots started to go crazy, we hit sub zero temperatures in Eastern Idaho. Hamer was an -34F this morning. Idaho Falls about -18F. Blackfoot and Pocatello vary between -6F to -13F.

              I hope SHTF does not happen this week, because I am not bugging out anywhere.

        • So you dont work for a paycheck, right? Or are you just a hypocrite that sells something (Your knowledge and skills) for his own profit? How much are they paying you hypocrite?

      32. Golden Oldies… A few nuggets of wisdom I’ve encountered at family reunions, truck stops, bail bond hearings, etc.

        The shortest way home does not involve a detour to your girlfriend’s house.

        Money can’t buy love. But it sure can rent a good time.

        A pound of wheat, a pound of gun powder, a pound of gold. At one time or another, they’re all valued the same.

        When you feel great, but the toilet won’t flush, a plumber is more valuable than a cardiologist.

        If your blind date has an adams apple, take her home right after the movie. And be sure not to go in for a nightcap.

        The mere fact that we measure everything in ‘dollar’ values, while holding no one accountable for what a ‘dollar’ actually is, means that we have relinquished the right to place a value on anything, including our labor.

        Even fat people enjoy skinny dipping.

        Sometimes, it’s better to ask for forgiveness later, than permission before.

        The sum total of all the wisdom of all the bureaucrats in Washington, is equal to one half of the answer to one question in the $100 category in Jeopardy. (more or less)

        (as told to me by Uncle Corb)
        ‘A full root cellar, lean hog in the smokehouse, a scattergun, and a good woman. That all of the see-curity you’ll ever git in this life, boy. ‘Cept for the Good Book of course.’

        We have become a nation of people who worship our work, who work at our play, and who play at our worship.

        • Indeed we have, Okie, and there WILL be a price extracted for this lack of faith.

      33. Eastern Standard Mountain Daylight Central Savings Time–

        Four men were standing outside the door to the truckstop as I was walking in. One asked, ‘Do you know what time it is?’
        I replied, ‘No. Sorry, I don’t.’ Then paused to listen to their conversation.
        One of the men raised his wrist, then grinned, “I forgot. I quit wearing a watch last year.”
        Another pulled out his cell phone, “The battery’s dead.”
        The third guy tilted his head up and said, “It’s probably about….I can’t tell” as he looked at the overcast sky.
        The first man said, “They want this freight delivered ‘Just In Time’ but they don’t say what time that is.”
        The fourth guy kicked at a bottle cap in the parking lot, “Looks like it’s Miller Time.”
        With that, the four of them turned, as one, and headed toward the bar across the street. As they left, I heard one of them saying, “It’s gotta be five o’clock somewhere….”

      34. I have about $100k in metal. Screw the long-term rate of return and all that…
        I sleep better knowing it cannot be inflated away. At retirement it will buy farm and forest with well water, wood heat, game and other things.. all that life requires.
        No way I’d risk that to the market where some 28 year old fuck can churn it away on me.

        GODS MONEY.

        After Bernie Maddoff…we’re all wiser now.


        GOLD AND SILVER!!!

      35. I old age question between Ag/Au is: depends on what you are trading for it and where…when that time comes along. Amazes me when people say they can’t aford Ag unless they are talking junk silver and the trip to the coin shop costs more than the dime/quarter.
        Au will be king.

        • And don’t forget, silver is nice because it’s so…….. Shiney!

      36. I berlieve Hitler lost WW2 with this tactic:

        “United States combat aircraft briefly entered Somali airspace to support the rescue operation, if needed,” the president wrote. “These aircraft did not employ weapons during the operation.”

        Obama said he directed the U.S. troops’ involvement in the operation “in furtherance of U.S. national security interests, and pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.”

      37. Gdawg, your advice is spot on. I’ve already invested in those same items to a large degree and still investing. The only “precious metal” I’ve invested in is lead. Got plenty now and still getting more of same. JoeinNC, why don’t you go find another site you like and join them? We don’t need you here trying to pollute a most useful site. I’m sure Mac works his fingers to the bone to provide a website where preppers and other like-minded people can share their experiences and exchange tips on survival-related subjects. I know damned well that’s what I come here for. I’m no troll. I couldn’t live with myself if I was a troll. Joe, how do you live with yourself? How do you look at yourself in a mirror and not feel bad about what you’re doing? Braveheart

      38. Markets are made up of people with diverse opinions.

        Some people don’t care which direction gold goes because they deal in it and make profit from the spread, buying at wholesale and selling at retail, hedging possible inventory losses.

        Some people buy gold just as insurance, and disregard the possible loss because they regard a loss as the “insurance premium”. But you can’t buy too much or you might wind up being insurance premium poor. You don’t buy unlimited amounts of life insurance; just enough to help your survivors get past your death. Figure out what loss you are insuring against (how big is that loss), and make sure you are only insuring against that loss.

        So that leaves speculators in gold (and silver) who expect to make money buy buying low and selling high (or the opposite in a bear market). Speculating is not for the average person because most people don’t have the skill to determine when the price is high and when it is low. Most people don’t have the discipline to follow a rational plan, instead getting emotionally involved in their decisions.

        So if you are not a dealer and not a rational speculator, then expect to lose because you are only buying insurance and paying a premium.

        If you want the advice of a speculator, stay out of gold and silver in 2013 because they likely are in a bear market and you could incur significant losses owning them. If you want to speculate look at the stock market with the expectation that it will double by the end of 2013, but plan on selling out at year end.

      39. wonder if i can get gold inlays for my XDM springfield?

        you know its me

      40. DPS, I was in a Wallyworld last night looking for ammo. The ammocase was empty. When I asked the store manager when they expected another shipment, he told me corporate HQ told all the Wallyworld managers not to order any more ammo “until further notice”. If they stop selling it altogether, then I’m finished with them. Braveheart

        • Maybe Wal-Mart cut a deal with .gov. Something like “Stop selling ammo and those pesky EEOC lawsuits go away”.

        • Braveheart & Montana Mike,

          Thanks for the info, bravegeart what state? And I take montana mikeis from well lets see Montana…LOL

          Thank you,


      41. Am I the only one who thinks it’s a little odd that nobody was wounded and lived in Sandy Hook (Hoax)?

        • You are a retard.

        • Those of us who have not been dumbed down by the socialist led public “education” system are well aware that there are more questions than answers in this situation. We also know that the media is studiously ignoring even the most obvious ones. Funny how this all managed to come up just as the 2nd term gun grab was about to kick off. Convenient, that.

        • Not if the children were all shot multiple times by the teen.

      42. In time…they will have a cashless economy with transactional taxes.
        Further, the underworld will need barter items.
        PM will be their choice.

        • When PMs are outlawed, only outlaws will have PMs?

      43. This pretty much says it all just like it did back then 238 years ago come March.

        Kind of ironic, the UN Arms Treaty talks are this March, 18–28!

        The last 4 sentences pretty much says it all.

        YOU have a CHOICE, its yours and Only Yours!
        St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia
        March 23, 1775.

        MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

        Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

        I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these war-like preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

        They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

        It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

        Patrick Henry

        • pale rider,

          DAMN just reading that gave me cold shivers, we sure could use great men like that in our time of need.. I know we all hold it in our hearts, but to put it into words like that. Thank you for that post.

          Outstanding Sir,


          • They are here, they just don’t know it yet. Heroes are ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances.

            Keep in mind that altruists are quite rare.

            • Bob,

              (Altruists) great word bud between paleriders post and that post I have never had to use the dictanary this much in a long time.. A bored construction workers mind is a terrible thing to waste…LOL

              Thanks again Sir,


        • Thanks for posting that, pale rider. Awesome!

        • ” I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

          Never give an enemy an opening like that! Could be just the thing that they are looking for. Pat should have rephrased that to: “Give me liberty OR I WILL give you death!”. 🙂

        • Pale rider, many thanks! I’ve never read his address in its entirety before, but it made my blood rise and my hear leap!

        • Thank you Pale Rider,

          Is is many years since last I read that….your posting it here is timely, to say the least. Mr Henry’s words are as relevant today as when he spoke them. For long years we have suffered the abuses of those who ‘know best’ and the train of abuses conitnues to mount month by month; The Patriot Act and of late the shenanigans with the NDAA and now the venomous attacks against gun owners …where does it end? Again, thank you for this reminder.

          I fear now that we are not far from another “When in the course of Human events….
          Time will tell.

      44. A college student needed to do a paper for his masters degree project and he wanted to do something in relation to animal behavior. He thought about the statement that if you give a million monkeys a million typewriters, and in a million years they would come up with the complete works of Shakespeare.
        Not having the money for a million typewriters, access to a million monkeys, or million years of time to test this theory the lad came up with another test of animal intelligence.
        Having about six thousand dollars to work with he went to the dollar general store and bought 535 ten dollar pocket calculators, two 500 sheet packs of paper and 535 number two lead pencils.
        He then proceeded to convince zoo keepers to let him pass out this material out to monkeys in their zoos. One calculator, one sheet of paper, one pencil, to each monkey
        30 days later the student came back and gathered up the scraps of paper to see what the monkeys came up with.
        It seems the monkeys played with the calculators, and than tried to write on paper the numbers they saw on them. After the student arranged the crude numbers in rows and columns, and then totaled them up it seems the results were a complete and balanced budget for the government of the United States!!

      45. Gold, 1980? What was it worth in the end? Not much. PM are stupid investments. 15 percent each way on the buy and sell. I think half the post are an attempt to pump the price. Think before you waste your money. This blog has degenerated into a paranoid ranting racist bunch of losers. Don’t take financial advice from people who say the world is about to end as they have for a decade. You are all harmless crazy folk. Oh and by the way nobody wants your fucking guns. Nobody gives a shit about your financial advice. Now vote this down and hide it ASAP. Doesn’t go with your petty thoughts.

      46. Dad took great pride in bringing back 12 squab during a work day. He did it many times and we ate well in the big city (Glasgow Scotland). Instead of buying chicken and beef we ate pigeons back in the 50’s. The money saved helped us to move from Scotland to Canada.

        Living in Poland, Dad had a good feeling of what to do, as Stalin and Hitler were good teachers.

        He saw greater opportunities in Canada without “Pricks in Power” as in Europe.

        He made every effort to get away from government and in so doing, taught us well in the woods.

        Advance that thinking to now, and pigeons will be on the table for many in the near future.

        Google Oatmeal. For a breakfast for 4, read package instructions when cooking oatmeal enhance by adding; honey, butter, vanilla extract, 2 eggs and salt.

        Y’all Beware! Learn how to stretch your meals with oatmeal.

      47. Over the past five years, have been buying a little PMs every month, but not at he expense of other useful items, like tools, food preps, non hybrid seeds, knives, axes, saws, quality clothing, and ammo. As to ammo, been buying every month for the past couple of years. It all adds up, and now have a plentiful supply. As for firearms, I keep it simple. Main home defense gun is Mossberg 500 .12 gauge. Pistols are stainless steel revolvers, .38 special and .357 magnum. Rifle is Henry Big Boy .357, the “assault” rifle of the Old West. Pretty common and readily available ammo, and pretty trouble free basic firearms that have already given me years of trouble free service. No need to get fancy. My kids are the AR-15 aficionados, and great shots besides. But when their fancy sticks jam, or they run out of ammo, I’ll be here to back them up with my old fashioned stuff.

        As to clothing, only quality will do. And do not forget basic sewing and boot repair supplies.

        Went to my local gun/ camping supply store today to pick up some USA wool socks and bought several pair. Although I have some nice USA made Pendleton shirts, was about ready to buy a couple of Woolrich shirts, only to find out they are now made in China. Damn! So passed on that, angry that yet another American company went cheap and sold out its employees.

        Quit shopping Walmart many years ago. Take just one look at the downtowns of every small town in America, and you see the utter destruction Walmart wreaked on small business in America. I am hoping they do permanently bar the sales of ammo, and it sufficiently pisses enough people off so that a boycott begins and we do some economic damage to the monster. I encourage all of you here to make every effort to buy only USA made stuff. Most home grown stuff is of superior quality and costs more. But hey! Cheap is as cheap does.

        Back to my local gun store. Still crowded with first time purchasers, buying up any thing, Even junk stuff, and there was little left. No ammo hardly left. A freaking, unbelievable frenzy, and doubtless a taste of things to come.

        Did buy some extra gun cleaning supplies. Already have a lot of that, but good barter items down the road.

        So will we see the same frenzy for for gold and silver in months to come? The central bank paper traders may keep the lid on to awhile, but the lid will eventually blow off and the frenzy and panic will push prices to unbelievably high levels. Of course, this bubble, like all bubbles, will pop. But for those of us who got in early, so what?

        For any of you new to prepping, don’t panic. No telling when bad times will hit. Just get started with the basics…water….food….medicine…..self defense. You also don’t need to break the bank. Just get a little very month. And if you are low on funds, go through your attic, your garage, your storage unit, and get rid of all your worthless junk at a yard sale or at a flea market to raise some cash. And one last piece of advice. Get in shape! Get off the junk food and soda. Start taking some walks at the very least. And if you have kids, knock off the TV and video games, and spend some time with them playing cards or in outdoor activities. Most importantly, get right with your Maker!

        • “The central bank paper traders may keep the lid on to awhile, but the lid will eventually blow off…”

          This is a major life lesson that the politicians never seem to get. It is a fact that the harder you hold the lid of the pressure cooker on, the more spectacular will be the blast when it comes off!

          I like the rest of your advice REAL well. Good stuff. No need to get fancy when there is so much to “just” the basics.

        • Sound wisdom Ralphieboy. BTW, don’t shoot your eye out. Sorry, couldn’t resist…….


        • Truly–I’m afraid when they finally realize they’re busted with the all the videos and proof coming out that now verify that we know it’s fake, the evil will use MKULTRA for a real shooting…OH….MY…GOD!!!

      49. @ All,

        The last 24 hours has seen voth NOAA 11654 and NOAA 11652 simpltyfing in terms of thier magnetic complexity. At this point neither would appear to pose a further hazard in terms of high-magnitude flaring.

        Subsequent to theM-1.7 flare observed previously, a CME has in fact been observed and is slowly moving towards us. This wavefront will peak at or about 01:00 UTC Friday morning. Kudo’s to PrepperGal35 with that announcement. Due to the rather slow speed of approach of the wavefront not much is expected in the way of Terrestrial effects.


      50. Gold? Meh… I’ve seen pictures of when folks were lined up around the block for ….wait for it……FOOD!

      51. did you ever think that the gun free zones were designed for the reason they are using them?

      52. @BI:
        I know you are a busy man so forgive me for asking of your time. I have a question.
        I have a little knowledge of tectonics, but far less than you. Here is my question.
        Say you have a mega-quake 9+ on one of the plate’s boundaries and over a fairly long distance. Would that increase or decrease the chances of a quake on the other plate boundaries. Or would that cause a domino effect with the others. Just asking.
        Thank you for your time.
        Pale rider

      53. I’ll settle this… The six month rule… if a SHTF hits…are you able to close and lock your door for six(6) months and NOT go out. Shelter in place, be armed to the teeth.
        If you are at that point…then go buy pm. If you had to leave… can you have your car packed and have extra gas? Do you have a destination that will be safe.

        Watch Obama…this is his second term…he’ll push hard.. Now we all need to resist this guys commie ways.

        The more anti gun fucks scream and yell…we need to yell louder.

        I was in a big meeting and some liberal started in on her anti gun shit.
        I stood up…showed everyone my NRA mug and asked is there was six million dead Jews that could be standing today holding the same mug… NO…. Hitler banned guns and then killed them all.
        Then I really let loose… I said…
        Say all of congress goes black one day and they vote to get rid of he white people…ever thought of that? and then… I said …if you can’t see all that historical logic..then you are a brain washed fuck. Think for yourselves and fuck the kumbya shit.

        Obama can kiss my very white ass.

      54. Went to a “Mens Card Night” at the local VFW this weekend. Usually there is a door prize and poll question as you pay to get in.

        Topics of past polls were, “Greatest Running Back”, “Best Hunting Rifle”, “Hotest Babe on TV”.

        This month’s poll was on gun control. We had two choices, #1 Give them up, and #2 Come and try to take them. All 67 men voted for #2!

        Dangerous Old Men have little to lose.

      55. lol ALEX JONES has OBAMA-PHONE-LADY on the show? seriously? hahahahahahahahah…..alex..come on man….just cover the news instead of her.

        As for PM’S I think the dimes and quarters pre 1965 are the best for barter if you can afford it…..I can’t.

      56. Please hurry up MAC. I’m itching to read the BI post/article.

      57. I had to sell all my PM’S to get my shitty car fixed. :>(

        and all my guns….I sold them to buy the latest ipad…and of course i waited in line for 2 weeks for it. :>)

      58. oh wait….I almost forgot…i actually lost those guns in a card game…my bad….the pm’s went to the ipad

      59. Where’d the moderator go? No posts?

      60. Some of the sandy hook actors have been on full house as children.

      61. @mac: “That’s what it looks like when hundreds of millions of dollars of capital are rapidly reallocated.”

        I’ve been doing some “back of the envelope” calculations on the size of the capital diversion, and am quite confident that it’s much more than “hundreds of millions.”

        There were reportedly 2.8-million NICS checks in Dec alone. Figure an average of $500 per firearm transaction (a lot of these were pricey “evil black guns”) for a total of $1.4-billion. Figure another $150-mil for magazines and $500-mil for ammo. Moreover, the NICS checks don’t account for all firearms transactions; various analysts note that not only were the Dec checks abnormally high, but they were also an abnormally high percentage of the total transactions – figure 50%. Now extrapolate for a continued buying binge through this date in January.

        Bottom line: It looks to me like the total firearms related capital reallocation from Sandy Hook to date is somewhere between $2- and $5-billion. As a “bottoms up” market phenomenon, the magnitude and speed of this shift is unprecedented in our lifetimes. It certainly underscores the comments in the article about what could happen to gold when a comparable public epiphany occurs.

      62. Gold price is bieng fixed. The central banks agreed to not let the free market dictate supply and demand, but since 1999 the CBGA dictates the supply. So the price is artificially inflated now since the supply is artificially lowered.

        Don’t get stuck with the hot potato.

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