Danged If You Do And Danged If You Don’t: It’s Almost TOO LATE For Gold, Silver, Skills & Preps!

Do you want to THRIVE during the collapse of the United States, or do you want Economic Misery & Financial Ruin?

In 2008, half of the country thought they found “Hope” in Obama.

They got sold down the river.

In 2016, half of the country thought they could “Make America Great Again”.

They’ve nearly all gotten sold down the river.

In 2020, in my opinion, the Deep State Globalists’ selection for US President comes down to this one question: Is there anything left in America to be sold down the river?

If there is anything left to be sold down the river, Trump will “win”.

Amazingly, apparently a huge number of people in this country don’t watch television, movies, or professional wrestling, because they would have known that Trump was a Famous Hollywood Actor before he became President, and apparently a huge number of people in this country don’t look into the background of their candidate of choice, because they would have known that Trump was a Snake Oil Salesman before he became President, for a huge number of people in this country, amazingly, don’t realize that Trump is acting like he’s doing good things for America while he’s selling what’s left of America down the river.

That said, Trump is, after all, the “Fall Guy” for the Deep State Globalists.

It’s all because of that dang capitalism, and it has ruined everything!

If there’s nothing left to be sold down the river, then Biden will “win”.

That’s why President Trump can’t build the prison wall fast enough!

What about the “experts” out there with their election predictions?

That’s just a bunch of blah, blah, blah, with some blah, blah, blah.

Here’s my point: It doesn’t matter who “wins” the election, because if the Deep State Globalists’ goal is to collapse the United States and really crush the American Spirit, just to make sure we’re down and not getting back up, this election is moot.

The Titanic sinks, so in my opinion, there’s no sense in using this remaining time to move around the deck chairs, much less rally behind the Captain.

Use this remaining time – call it the “pre-chaos” – to build up your gold, silver, skills and preps.


Money is important.

Money is arguably the most important tool that humans have.

Have some money.


Skills are going to be more important now than ever.

Real skills.

If you do not have any real skills, then learn some.

Life in the third world is a constant struggle, which is why skills matter.

I mean, in the third world, even the beggars at intersections at least clean your windshield, or breath fire, or do something, for they’re not just sitting there next to a propped-up cardboard sign that explains their plight.

But I digress.

Frying french fries at Micky D’s isn’t real world skills going forward.

This is not to say that frying french fries is not a real world skill, it is, but this is to say that there will simply not be much demand from employers for people with those skills.

In other words, burger flipping skills are a dime a dozen when the restaurant industry as we know it is imploding, albeit in slow motion due to fiscal and monetary stimulus, so there simply won’t be enough jobs for the number of people with those skills, and that’s not even considering automation.

What’s better as far as skills go?

Skills that can be learned cheaply or for free are the best skills for those people in the most financial dire straits, and especially skills that not everybody is willing or able to learn, for one reason or another, such as plumbing, computer repair, and things like that.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, why are you stressing skills so much today?”.

Because everybody, from the highest skilled rocket scientists to the lowest skilled bus boys, will be subject to disruption as the United States falls from first world status to the third world, and the more adaptable a person is, the better the chances of thriving in The New Dysfunctional.

Folks, it has barely begun.


Of course, that old cliche is valid: You can’t eat gold.

This is situational dependent, of course, but it’s to make the point that yes, a person will need a minimal amount of preps in addition to having some money: Food, water, shelter, defense, and the like.

No need to go down Prepper Highway today.


Of course, the “what else” would include things such as God, family, friends, community, a well-trained dog, and things like that.

The “what else” is indeed important and perhaps just as important as gold, silver, skills and preps, but it may not pertain to everybody, whereas money, skills and preps do pertain to every single person.

It’s not a question about whether the United States as we know it survives or not, but rather, it’s a question of do you want to thrive during and after the collapse, or do you want economic misery and financial ruin?

One down day in silver won’t ruin my day:

At this point, the dreaded pullback is laughable.

But make no mistake about it, the cartel is indeed ready to blow a gasket:

The CFTC has “your financial interests in mind” about as much as Joe Biden has the interests of Black America in his mind.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, the CFTC has been enabling the precious metals price suppression for years, so they actually do have your financial interests in mind, only not in the way you think they do!”.

Oh, yeah.

Good point.

In my mind I see the gold-to-silver ratio getting to par:

Or beyond, at some point.

The old all-time highs are now acting as support for gold:

In theory, somewhere around here, call it, $1935, should be major support, but in practice, it’s all subject to the whims of the cartel.

For now.

Palladium keeps dropping or popping to either side of $2200:

It should be noted, however, that even with palladium’s daily chart all sorts of ugly, we’re still up nearly 12%, year-to-date.

The great sleeper investment is still the great sleeper investment:

In fact, there is only one asset that is more of a sleeper in the entire world – silver.

If I’m right about Gresham’s Law, then copper’s not crashing:

I’d also be looking for support at $2.70 if $2.80 doesn’t hold.

There is surely no more nail left to bite:

Could we just get on with it already?

The DOW is not feeling the NASDAQ or S&P love:

Will the next round of economic impact payments take care of that, or will the cartel?

We’ll know soon enough, because we’re awfully close now:

Dang democrats holding up the free money!

Of course, it’s only after the cartel has smashed silver for all that they can smash that Americans will get their next round of free money, but they don’t want you to know that.

For the cartel, it is a difficult balance, however, especially when they’re about to bring back the fear:

Or have “market participants” not been fully lulled back to sleep just yet?

I think the former.

The cartel’s click-bot needs a little bit of fine tuning:

But then again, a dead cat bounce does add to the intrigue.

Prices on the things I regularly buy are beginning to surge:

And the US dollar hasn’t even really begun its fall, which will only speed up the agony.

The bottom line as we find ourselves here this beautiful Friday in mid-August?

I keep trying to get people to understand the crack-up boom has begun.

It’s being masked right now by the lockdowns and the shutdowns.

Now, certain trinkets from China are in plentiful oversupply.

But no doubt prices are rising rapidly on the stuff we buy.

Food, personal care, and household items cost more.

That’s only when you can find what you need.

Many items I need I simply do not find.

Which is why I have been harping.

It’s gold, silver, skills & preps.

That’s not a grammar error.

It is one single thing.

To focus on now.

On what else?

Yeah, that.

As well.


Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar


About the Author

U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, a former amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.

Paul’s free book Gold & Silver 2.0: Tales from the Crypto can be found in the usual places like Amazon, Apple iBooks & Google Play, or online at PaulEberhart.com. Paul’s Twitter is @Paul_Eberhart.