It is official. In periods of crisis, people used to flock to the dollar, to Treasuries, a bastion of safety. No longer. Not with the imminent Fed bailout $5 trillion bailout of Fannie and Freddie. The dollar is confetti, adding $5 trillion in debt to the national debt just poisons the value of the dollar. Euros aren't worthy either, they will devalue in lockstep to keep from killing their export based industries. The best store of value is crude oil. Its an asset that can't be printed to bailout dumb financial institutions and can't be diluted. It is the real deal. Crude oil has replaced gold because gold is a luxury item, in times of distress, luxury takes a back seat to basic needs like energy. Crude oil is king. All hail to the king!