GATA's work depends on Jan. 21 fundraiser in Vancouver, so please bring metal
9:50a ET Saturday, January 12, 2013
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
GATA's immediate future will depend largely on the fundraising reception we're planning on the evening of Monday, January 21, at the conclusion of Cambridge House's Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.
The fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cypress Room of the Pan Pacific Hotel, adjacent to the conference site, the Vancouver Convention Centre West, and the keynote speaker will be the renowned Bob Bishop, retired editor of the Gold Mining Stock Report newsletter. Sprott Asset Management's chief investment strategist, John Embry, will be master of ceremonies. Admission to the reception will be free; there will be snacks and a cash bar.
With enough financial support GATA could undertake comprehensive freedom-of-information litigation in the federal courts to gain access to the U.S. government's likely treasure trove of records involving gold-market rigging:
We already have defeated the Federal Reserve once in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, obtaining two very incriminating documents:
Just a month ago GATA obtained and published a 1999 memorandum from the International Monetary Fund revealing that Western central banks conceal their gold swaps and leases so that they might facilitate their secret interventions in the currency markets:
And just a week ago GATA obtained and published an address from a former U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department official acknowledging that the Washington Agreement on Gold was devised to rig the gold price just as the London Gold Pool of the 1960s did:
But quite apart from the funds needed for comprehensive litigation, GATA always needs financial support just to stay in business, to undertake research and publicize it around the world, and to keep flying the flags of free and transparent markets in the monetary metals and limited government and the brotherhood of man generally.
GATA claims support from the monetary metals and mining communities on the grounds that we, far more than the amply funded but docile World Gold Council, have made the moral case for the monetary metals and demonstrated how their true value has been obscured by largely surreptitious government intervention.
We can't keep doing this without greater support from the monetary metals and mining industries, and we admit that, being largely amateurs, we have not been very professional about fundraising over the years. We have just been very lucky to have a loyal core of generous supporters.
Our fundraiser in Vancouver aims to enable new supporters to donate to us in the monetary metals themselves -- with gold and silver coins or bars. We mean to have a guarded glass display case at the fundraiser, staffed by a nationally recognized coin dealer who will accept metal donations, place them in the case to be displayed and to encourage further donations, and provide receipts to donors. (We can offer federal tax-deductibility to U.S. taxpayers, but, alas, not to Canadians.) Of course we'll be glad to accept donations in checks and ordinary paper currency as well -- and now even bitcoin.
So if you have monetary metal that has appreciated over the years and have been encouraged by GATA to retain it and if you plan to attend the Vancouver conference, please consider bringing some metal to donate. The more that monetary metals investors and mining companies do for us, the more we can keep doing for them.
Admission to the conference is free for those who register in advance, and of course Vancouver is a supremely beautiful and cosmpolitan city year-round with wonderful hotels and restaurants near the convention center. The conference's Internet site is here:
If you're not coming to Vancouver next week but would consider donating to GATA anyway, please visit our Internet site here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
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All-Pro Gold, run by long-time GATA supporters Fred Goldstein and Tim Murphy, offers its services to GATA supporters and anyone else interested in precious metals. The company brokers a full line of precious metals and numismatic coins. It aims to inform prospective clients about the importance of the monetary metals as part of a diversified financial portfolio and to keep prospective clients current with market trends. All-Pro Gold has competitive pricing and ships promptly to clients so they may have physical possession. Learn more by e-mailing Fred@allprogold.com or Tim@allprogold.com or telephone 1-855-377-4653 or visit www.allprogold.com.
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Vancouver Resource Investment Conference
Sunday-Monday, January 20 and 21, 2013
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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