Just curious on your thoughts regarding the chaotic gov't induced financial crisis. We often discuss terrorist strikes, hurricanes, tornados, etc...all have very dramatic transitions into SHTF. However perhaps this transition is much more gradual in the case of an economic collapse. What do you think we'll see in the next 6 months to a year? My $0.02 worth. I think the gov't will deadlock and no budget on 8/2. However I think the 8/2 deadline is a bogus line in the sand. I do think that the spinning of the crisis to motivate action is actually spinning out of the control on the con artists in DC. Now the world is watching. Now the bogus deadline has evolved to have meaning. I expect a downgrade in US bond ratings. I expect higher interest rates, decline in the dollar, inflation with growing unemployment, and an American public that has become dependent on the gov't who will now demand more free handouts.