We are facing an unparalleled crisis worldwide. The Euro Dollar is failing. Greece is being held-up by the bootstraps and the countries keeping them afloat are being hard pressed to continue. Right now, the banking system in Europe is coming apart at the seams. Because the global financial system is so interconnected today, when major European banks start to fail it is going to have a cascading effect across the United States and Asia as well. We, as Americans, have always come to everyone's aid. We're the goo guys. Well it might be time to remove the white hat, at lest partially. We have to shore-up our own institutions to make sure our citizens maintain a decent lifestyle. Not necessarily exactly how we have lived up until now, but at least with food on the table and a roof over our heads. There are still many alive today that remember The Great Depression. My father is one. Even though my mother has passed away, he still keeps a fully stocked refrigerator because if it isn't fully stocked, he becomes very worried about his next meal. Currently he has no worries, but in one respect he is right. What if a report was on the news that eggs and milk would be gone from shelves in a week? There would be a rush by every person in this country to buy as much as they could...then the shelves would be empty. I could go on and on about this, but it is just a small tidbit I wanted to place in this Forum to see if anyone else is pying attention to what is going on elsewhere, and how petty we are with all our political bickering, when we are achieving little as an end result.