GATA files Liberty Dollar brief; New York Sun examines case
6:53p PT Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
GATA's legal brief filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in support of acquittal or a new trial for Liberty Dollar founder Bernard von NotHaus is cited in today's editorial in the New York Sun, "Von NotHaus' Question" -- the question being whether anyone but the government has the right to issue money.
The Sun says: "So where does Congress find the power to prohibit private coinage? GATA's brief argues that the right is protected by the 10th Amendment, which reserves to the people rights not delegated to the government by the Constitution or prohibited by it to the states."
The Sun's editorial can be found here:
GATA's brief can be found here:
The press release issued by the U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina upon von NotHaus' conviction can be found here:
The U.S. Justice Foundation, which also is assisting von NotHaus' appeal, has established a special fund to support the appeal. Please consider visiting the fund's Internet site to make a donation:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Lewis E. Lehrman on How to Solve the U.S. Debt Problem
Lewis E. Lehrman, chairman of the Lehrman Institute, sponsor of The Gold Standard Now project, advises that to reduce the $1 1/2 trillion U.S. deficit, the Republican Party must initiate an investment program.
Working Americans are not saving, which enables the banks to lead the country into a cycle of debt, leverage, boom, panic, and bust.
Lehrman says: "Eliminating the budget deficit of a trillion and a half dollars cannot be done overnight. The proposal by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan was very dramatic -- one Republican called it radical -- but it was not happily received. The solution, of course, is to design an American program for prosperity, because you can solve these entitlement problems with a growing economy.
"We need a tremendous program of investment, and investment comes from savings. When you pay savers, middle-income professionals and working people, 0 percent at the bank, you are not going to encourage them
to save. Then we are left with a bank cycle of debt, leverage, boom, panic, and bust."
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Prophecy Resource Spins Off Platinum/Palladium Venture:
World-Class PGM Deposit in Yukon
Company Press Release, January 18, 2011
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Prophecy Resource Corp. (TSX-V:PCY)and Pacific Coast Nickel Corp. announce that they have agreed that PCNC will acquire Prophecy's Nickel PGM projects by issuing common shares to Prophecy.
PCNC will acquire the Wellgreen PGM Ni-Cu and Lynn Lake nickel projects in the Yukon Territory and Manitoba respectively by issuing up to 550 million common shares of PCNC to Prophecy. PCNC has 55.7 million shares outstanding.
Following the transaction:
-- Prophecy will own approximately 90 percent of PCNC.
-- PCNC will consolidate its share capital on a 10 old for one new basis.
-- Prophecy will change its name to Prophecy Coal Corp. and PCNC will be renamed Prophecy Platinum Corp.
-- Prophecy intends to distribute half of its PCNC shares to shareholders pro-rata in accordance with their holdings.
Based on the closing price of the common shares of PCNC on January 17, $0.195 per share, the gross value of the transaction is $107,250,000.
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