i have always considered that the reason silver is so debunked by the powers that be is because it is their ace in the hole - no matter what they release, they can seek protection with silver. i know the word would get out, but by then it will be too late. silver would go through the roof(it already is) and physical possession would be almost impossible. how much is your life and the life of your family worth? silver is the cheapest insurrance policy a person can buy today, bar none. and it has a marvelous shelf life!