Sadly, yep, pretty much. I took the Eric Holder quote in congress, to effect that the TBTF are considered too big to prosecute, as an open acknowledgement of the known, that the system is sold, lock, stock, and barrel, only waiting for a public epitaph to be pronounced for the masses. Can the presses (electron value bits buttons) keep the pressure sufficiently high that the surface area does not contract ? Not much difficulty to date, however . . . and besides, if the sovereigns believed it possible why would they buy gold ? <br /> The smackdown in metals after HK opened tonight was stronger than the Friday US Movement. imo the issue is only one of when the corner gets turned.