I would have to agree I have lived through a great period. No starvation, never had to go to any war never had no land to sleep on so thats pretty cool.
"Currency has been around a lot longer than popes, religion, or the masons. If we didn't use currency, we'd go back to the bartering system and I don't really think that's an option."
We were still using the bartering system until recently as 1933! The use of monopoly money with zero backing as the worlds reserve currency is a quite new thing. With history showing that EVERY single one previous has failed! The United States dollar has fallen 1/3 of its value in recent years, that is a problem when the world is using it as the reserve currency. We are going back to the Bartering system weather you think it is a option or not doesn't really matter.
It is estimated that my country has approximately 11 meals of food supply. Meaning we have a little over 3 days worth of food in the cities, if not re-stocked you can say bye bye to the stores. I would not think the US has much more if anything you guys have even less.
Oh by the way always hear Obama will bring change but no one ever tells me what change and how? Seems like lots of emotions but no one can ever explain the details.