Originally Posted by MUSIBIKE
It is all real spooky now. It is on every page of the news. IRAN is not about to back down from NUKE progress. The deck is all stacked and the play is sitting ready to go. Somebody is fixing to pull the trigger.
I have friends with sons in lock-down at their (marine) respective bases. Two of my eldest brother's sons (army) are headed "somewhere in the middle east". He had three of his four sons in Iraq at the same time, not long ago. I think something is amiss. Ships in the Persian Gulf are being armed with anti-ship-missile defenses (reminds me of the last time we crossed paths with Iran... when they were fighting Iraq).
Saudi is supplying any deficit in oil ($$$$$$$$). Sink (or attack) a single tanker in the Gulf and the fan will be hit.
Gas was predicted to reach $5.00 by summer. It is already $4.25 in Kalifornia. Sounds like the express train is ahead of schedule.
As in the last great depression, real estate is the best hedge... one can grow stuff on it and it never looses its real value. Dad was a youngun back then... livin' on a cotton farm. He never went hungry. Mom was a city girl. They moved to an uncle's farm... and obviously survived.
Another "correction" is in order.