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Great worldwide publicity for Blanchard lawsuit against Barrick, Morgan

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The Alchemist
By A.A. Milne

There lives an old man at the top of the street,
And the end of his beard reaches down to his feet,
And he's just the one person I'm longing to meet,
I think that he sounds so exciting;

For he talks all the day to his tortoiseshell cat,
And he asks about this, and explains about that,
And at night he puts on a big wide-awake hat
And sits in the writing-room, writing.

Barrick is innocent, MineWeb editor says

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Lawsuit alleges Barrick plotted to undermine gold price;
'Ludicrous,' company says

Steve Maich
National Post, Canada
smaich@nationalpost.com
Thursday, December 19, 2002

http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?id=B81521F1-7672-4101-
8EC2-8EA289F89210

A large U.S. metals dealer is suing Canada's biggest gold
mining company and one of the largest banks in the United

Panic buying of gold in Tokyo as Australia catches gold fever

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'MIDAS' COMMENTARY FOR DECEMBER 18, 2002

By Bill Murphy
www.LeMetropoleCafe.com

Gold $341.80, up $4.60
Silver $4.66, up 3 cents

It has taken GATA four years, but the effort
of the GATA army has paid off. We are routing
the Gold Cartel, the most powerful and
wealthiest people in the world. The battle
plan put in place so long ago is winning the

Blanchard & Co. sues Barrick and Morgan, charging manipulation of gold price

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11:24p ET Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Note the excerpt below from today's CBSMarketWatch
story headlined "Gold prices reach five-year high,"
which you can find here:

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B0D2A11AE%2D1F18%
2D4FED%2D845F%2D61193458BC8F%7D&siteid=mktw

GATA Army is routing the Gold Cartel

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3:10p ET Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thom Calandra's latest commentary at CBSMarketWatch
mentions GATA and Blanchard & Co.'s lawsuit against
Barrick Gold and Morgan Chase. You can find it here:

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BE9C83FAA%2D26E1%
2D44AA%2D86B0%2DFC551F82304D%7D&siteid=mktw

Calandra commentary cites Blanchard lawsuit and GATA

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1p ET Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Blanchard & Co., the New Orleans gold coin and bullion
dealer, today brought a federal anti-trust lawsuit accusing
Barrick Gold and J.P. Morgan Chase of illegally
manipulating the gold price. GATA has been in contact
with Blanchard & Co. in recent weeks and will assist the
lawsuit in any way we can. The official announcement of the

Bundesbank threatens to sell gold reserves as often as necessary

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EXCERPTS FROM 'MIDAS' COMMENTARY
FOR DECEMBER 16, 2002
www.LeMetropoleCafe.com

Gold is Exploding As Per GATA's Prediction;
The World Is Round, Not Flat

By Bill Murphy

Gold $337.10, up $4.10
Silver $4.68, down 1 cent

Gold's positive action has been classic and
in perfect textbook form. First, it moved up
to MAJOR key resistance at $330-$332. We then

Tomorrow''s anti-gold news today

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12:16p ET Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Here's a clarification from our friend James Sinclair
about his essay, distributed by GATA yesterday,
advocating purchasing gold on the Comex and taking
delivery. The essay turns out to have been a draft that
had not yet been approved by the co-authors listed at
the top.

Despite the mixup, GATA endorses the gold-purchase

Essay advocating gold purchase is Sinclair''s work only

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http://news.yahoo.com/news?
tmpl=story2&cid=765&ncid=766&e=8&u=/nm/20021215/people_nm/italy_lewins
ky_dc

FRANKFURT, December 17 (Reuters) -- With the
gold price flirting with $340, Bundesbank
President Ernst Welteke announced today that
Germany would consider selling its remaining
national gold reserves "several times more ...

Banks'' uncoverable short position in gold is getting noticed

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Bank of England obtains
more gold for leasing

LONDON, December 18 (Bloomberg) -- The Bank
of England reported today that it had taken
deposit of Andorra's gold reserves under an
agreement to provide the tiny country in the
Pyrenees with an annual return of 43 pesetas
through gold leasing. The bank's governor,
Sir Edward George, said the Andorran reserves
included a dozen Louis d'Ors in excellent

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