It is also good to help educate those that read here to think for themselves. Even if you do not agree with Glenn Beck, at least he gives a perspective and backs it up with the words of people he discusses. Yes, George Soros last Nov. or so said no need to buy Gold while, at the time he was buying gold.
I read the seeking alpha article and seen similar from other authors at the same site.
What we do know is there is a shortage of silver, it's used in industry, the Chinese love it (historically as well) there is a short squeeze. Everything tells me don't worry about dips and stay long. The US and European currencies are going no where that is healthy.
Do you have any *credible* stories on COMEX paying 80% on top to settle futures? If you said 8% maybe I would bother to do my own research and see if I can play this. But 80%? How did you even come up with this number??? :)