If The Economy Isn’t Collapsing Right Now, How Can Grounding 376 New Airplanes In Only 50 Countries Not Cause ANY Significant Airport Delays?

Hundreds of brand-spankin’ new, state-of-the-art planes have suddenly stopped flying, and no logistical hiccups? There’s an important reason for that…



Why yes, this is.

“Economic collapse”.

That’s what people call it.

But how do we know it’s real?

The sheeple can’t make sense of it.

They can’t define “economic” or “collapse”.

But that’s what is coming, whether we like it or not.

Whether sheeple know what economic collapse is or not.

So let’s look at one real-time event that is a signal of collapse.

You know, in case you unluckily find yourself in the presence of sheep.

And those two words somehow find their way into your casual conversation.

Let’s begin.

Real-time example.

Take this from yesterday:

President Trump’s announcement comes on the heels of several nations already having grounded the Boeing 737 8 and 9 planes.

In fact, from CNN, we learn that some 50 nations have grounded the airplanes:

That list was last updated some nine hours ago.

That said, this is a big deal, and it is also very significant.

Just look at some of the nations on that list, and what do we see?



That’s right!

50 richest nations.

In the whole dang world.

Arguably, that is.


Let’s see.

All except the US.

The US is in the 3rd-world.

Don’t hate, for those aren’t my words:

Now, the Red Hats will pounce and say I cherry-picked a dated Tweet.

Therefore, well, this:


Uh, hold on sec.

I do stand corrected:

Our President now lies about has fixed our airports!

Our airport problems were years in the making.

Yet fixed, and in only one-and-a-half years.

So tired of winning I forgot that one.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

But our airports are fixed.

How cool is that?

It’s awesome!

It’s sweet!

It is.

It matters.

Bright future.

He pulled us out.

Of our 3rd-world status.

Is there anything he can’t do?

I mean, move over Chuck Norris.

There’s a new Chuck Norris in town.

His name is President Donald J. Trump.

He just landed a roundhouse kick to your face!

‘Twas so fast your face spun ’round your skull six times.

Before you even realized you got roundhouse kicked in the face!

Not to worry though, because Trump can kick Skittles out of a rainbow.

Your nose may be bashed-in, but at least you get a taste.

What, you don’t like the taste of that?

Not sure what you’re talkin’ ’bout?

I’m talking about the rainbow.

The taste of the rainbow.

You thought what?

That’s gross!




How good.

But I digress.

It is about progress.

Which is very important.

It’s about making goals in life.

As a person, a family, or as a nation.

Businesses set goals for their businesses.

The constant strive to always do better.

So back to that CNN list above.

Yeah, it is significant.

Important nations.

That matter.

They do.

I mean, to invest in brand-new airplanes, some 8-years (737 launched in 2016) into a recovery, says a lot.

Here’s my point, and I’ll make it as a question: Where are the delays at the airports?

No matter how well one plans for unexpected logistical nightmares.

This has got to be one helluva logistical nightmare.

How so?

From Cnet:

As of Feb. 28, Boeing has delivered 376 aircraft to more than 50 airlines. Currently the three largest customers (in order) are of the 737 Max 8 are Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada. 

That’s a lot of planes, and that’s a lot of airlines.

Now, everybody knows ‘Ol Half Dollar ain’t no mathematician.

But I’m pretty sure you can’t just ground hundreds of planes at dozens of companies.

And then not have one single delay of any significance at major US airports.

But don’t take Half Dollar’s word for it, see for yourself on the FAA’s current flight delays map:


Kickin’ ass!

And taking Names!

‘Cause we’re booming!

Not even severe weather delays!

And there’s some pretty severe weather:

In fact, numerous FEMA zones are under severe weather forecasts (map from Weather.com):

Those are some pretty significant storms, yet not even mother nature is causing meaningful delays.

Are the airline companies so super-duper efficient that they literally have dozens of airplanes just sitting around in hangars, all jet-fueled up and ready to fly?


Don’t think so.

They’re union workers.

They have really nice contracts.

Which means tightening the belt elsewhere.

Like in the ability to hot swap airplanes on the fly.

No pun intended.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you idiot, there are like over a thousand delays on flights going into or out of the United States right now!”.

Interesting point.

Granted, I got my data directly from the FAA.

Showing delays of less than 15 minutes.

Which aren’t really delays.

More like ebbs & flows.

But it’s cool.

I get it.

Here’s the thing.

There are no problems.

I’m talking about bonafide problems.

Problems that are real and make an impact.

The grounding is not causing widespread problems.

Problems would have unintended consequences.

Indirect effects which affect other industries.

Like airport limousine & shuttle services.

Like restaurant & hotel bookings.

Layover hospitality services.

Over-stuffed airports.

Meeting delays.

Etc, etc, etc.




So, what is the only thing that can be used to explain how everything in the world today appears to be functioning normally, that is, the economy and the markets, when something as abrupt as dozens of nations around the globe suddenly grounding hundreds of airplanes in a logistical stunner has had no negative effects on myriad industries?

The economic collapse is what

So airports do not matter.

Neither do airplanes.


So much fun!

It’s global.

Oh my.


See ’em?


Well, connect them.

Because it is important.

The picture comes into focus.

And it doesn’t show the US booming.

It shows the whole world in economic collapse.

The United States will not escape this certain fate.

Individually, we will not escape this certain fate.

All we can do is prepare ourselves for it.

We can prepare our families for it too.

Even help friends and community.

You know, if that’s your thing.

I am not one who judges.

I simply see the dots.

Painting a picture.

It’s a nightmare.

Very scary.


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, an active 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.