> On Tue, 06 May 2008 00:35:48 GMT, Myal hotmail.com> wrote:
>> NO post Katrina , superdome , people trying to trade jewelry for nappies
>> and feminine hygene products , no go , even if it was gold ...
>> OK , it wasnt logterm , but when you got problems here n now , who gives
>> a shit about long term ? its got to be dealt with here n now ...
>> gold is good for backstop , when civilisation hasnt crashed or is
>> restored again , but when things are primitive and people are relying on
> Yes, you now understand.
Its been my philosophy since before I found the boards ... its not a new
concept to me , its just that I do not preach that gold is the must have
be all and end all as others seem to do ...
Such a commodity (gold/silver) will be
> useful when people chose to move out of the "I'll trade you a pig for
> some dental work, Doc..." phase.
that phase is here now still going strong , if you look for it . Its not
gone away , its just kinda gone underground .
>> barter with common folk to get by ... yeah , hey , maybe folk around you
>> know how to split ingots and give change for stuff ut of it , but folk
> "Pieces of eight" -- same reason "two bits" is a quarter dollar (start
> with a sharp knife and the "pie" is suddenly 8 bits).
THat kinda skill has gone long ago , try buying stuff with hacked up
coins nowdays .... if it cant be done now , I doubt its going to be done
when times are harder ...