This is important and it's only half my response to devoish's blog!
My entire response is here, but the part I'd like you to take away from it is below.
This is just like everything else, if you really want correct information, you have to do your own DD. Most of the people explaining this or any other topic in front of a microphone to you are lying to you because the have the means and financial incentive to do so!
The next level of people that try persuade you, picked their party first and got almost all of their info from that party. They are just as dangerous. That's why both parties in our country prefer the 2 party system! All they have to do, is to compete to put the best salesmen in front of the microphone. If it was a one party system, it would actually increase the number of competitors, because different groups would oppose each position. In a 2 party system, my party picks one side and your party picks the other. Sheep, (I mean people) join the party that they agree with the most and once they pick a side, it's hard for them to change.
I know I kind of went off on a tangent in the end, but it's an important tangent! If you really want to be an investor, you have to understand this point. In fact if you really want to help your country, you have to understand this point! Do not follow anyone! If you really respect me! Listen to my arguement, but do your own research! I have been thumping my chest saying "Buy Silver, Buy Silver, Buy Silver!" And I'm pretty sure that it will work out for me, but it might not work out for you! I haven't taken the time to figure out whether you live in a country that might try to confiscate it from you. I've looked at the United States and I believe that there is a chance that it happens here and I believe that I have taken precautions to lesson that chance. (Don't email me, I'm not explaining it to anyone!) I didn't look at your age, I looked at mine. I didn't look at your income, I looked at mine. I don't know your debts or responsibilities. I don't really have a big incentive to make you buy silver either, unless I'm a more powerfull speaker than I think I am. I do want to help you sincerely, but the amount of time that I take to do it, is not going to come close to the amount of time that I take to help myself or my family. Where does that leave you? In the same spot that I see other All-Stars reccomending over and over again! Do your own DD! Do it on everything important to you! Even when you agree with someone, do your own DD!
I usually post and the end of my blogs that "I hope this helps." You can't possibly understand how much I mean that statement this time! In the US we live in a relaxed empire, just like Great Britain and Rome before us! We concentrate on our own families with our limited time, because we trust the safety and history of our government's decisions. The minute that our government realizes that trust, elected officials try to make money off of it. Just like Great Britain and Rome before us, we are hitting a point where we can't sustain the fraud of our politicians. If we don't get enough people to realize this quickly, it will put this country into unimaginable poverty. Not only has this country repeated history, we have perfected fraud so well that we take the rest of the globe down more than a few notches along with us.
Believe me, I understand that you are tired when you get home from work, and after dinner and taking care of the kids, you like to unwind and watch a couple of you favorite TV shows before going to bed. But you have to make some time in your week to decide what's important for your family and research it independently. It's a lot easier to agree with someone that has made good decisions before, but past performance, does not equal future performance. These decisons that you make effect your family long term and sometimes over generations and you can't take them lightly! If we as a country do not get more independent thinkers willing to do their own research, we are doomed!
It's up to you unless you take this lightly! Then, it will be up to someone else.
I really, really, honestly and truly hope that this helps!
Please listen before it's too late!