I like gold too! But I like silver better. and few points I will make. Demand is at a all time high for industry applications. There is a coming tire shortage for heavy equipment this will force a slow down for operations so companies can save there tires. Leftist goverments coming to power in Boliva and other south american countries. Goverments have been dumping bullion on the market since 1998 if this stops the price could go up. The tire shortage for heavy equipment will be interesting to watch. I seen a guidance warning from a coal company that production will be cut back for a lack of tires. It seems that there are so many roads being built in china and India and usa that the tire companies can not make enough replacement tires. go to google and type in tire shortage! by the way Zebradude If I remember right your from the Sd area there is a bio tech company called Amylin they are going to build some kind of plant here in the Cincinnati area to make there drugs. As for Mid america news around here theres none. there property in Florence looks stale in my opion. I went by it today on my way to Waffle House for lunch. I think a new color scheme might help. but Im not a stock holder any more so who cares what I think!