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Dear friends of GATA and Gold,

I am very pleased to bring you the following letter and information from
GATA member Richard Harmon about Congressman Ron Paul, the 14th District
in Texas that Ron Paul represents, and his statement of support for
Congressman Saxton on the I.M.F. gold sales issue. The whole deserves
careful reading.


We must each write our representatives in Washington expressing our

The Challenge Facing GATA, Plus a PS re. Bema Gold


Dear Friends of GATA and Gold,

Here is a four-in-one posting of
with Answers from GATA secretary Chris Powell, mainly.

As a fifth item, I have included an account of an exchange of e-mails
between Jeffrey M. Christian, Managing Director of the CPM Group and
myself concerning a posting on 24 March that needs correction.

There have been several positive feedbacks to the essay The Challenge

Sunday Message, from Bodwin


Dear GATA members,

We have had a strong rebut from Dr Gary Matthews to the Farfel posting
of yesterday. Dr Matthews, whom I know as Doc, was one of the first to
support me when I risked all to start Le Metropole Cafe in May 1998, and
he was right there with a pledge of $500 within two days of the Gold
Anti-Trust Action Launch. Now he has written:

"As you well know, I have been with you from the very beginning. I

Bill Murphy responds to a rebut of the Farfel posting


Dear fellow-members of GATA,

Last week the Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretian, added his voice
to the chorus, "The I.M.F. should sell some of its gold to help the poor
countries." He did so probably well knowing that if the money-rich are
really so concerned about the money-poor countries, they would be seen
to be for holding gold, not for giving it away at today's price. As

WHITHER GOLD? a Brilliant Essay


Hello GATA Members,

In this posting are four GATA E-mail Campaign Action Messages, and an
extract from an essay by David Tice of the Prudent Bear Fund on the true
position on derivatives as opposed to that given by FED Chairman, Alan
Greenspan. Plus a final word on where to find in-depth information on
what is happening in Kosovo.


Richard Harmon writes:

From Farfel, just received


Dear fellow-members of GATA,

Gold is the key to culture.
Take gold out of the economy and you take the heart out of the economy.
Take the heart out of the economy and culture is destroyed.

Culture? what is culture?
Culture happens when the individuals that make-up a society reach for
the sky, dig deep for love, and establish heaven to earth values to live

Dig deep for love? what is love?

Four Action Messages, Tice on Derivatives, and Kosovo info S


Dear GATA Members,

Here is a contribution from FARFEL, just received, in response to gold
now falling below the critical $280 level:

GOLDBUGS. . . are you angry yet???

I first appeared on the Kitco forum about two years ago. As many of you
remembered, at that time, I attempted, in my own small way, to rouse
goldbugs and encourage activism against Wall Street's gold short
colluders and their accessories in crime. I did so through usage of

Message from Bill Murphy


Dear GATA Members,

Here is a digest of an important contribution to the Pro-Gold stand,
WHITHER GOLD? The essay was first published in 1996 and won the author,
Antal E. Fekete, of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, GUATEMALA, the
1996 International Currency Prize. This digest was originally prepared
for the Neue Zrcher Zeitung. It, and the full text, can be read at:
www.fame.org/research/library/af-001-a.htm, (digest)



Hello GATA members,

I am preparing a number of postings for tomorrow and Saturday. In the
meantime, here is message from Bill Murphy, GATA chairman, which has
also been shared with Le Metropole Cafe members:

GATA's Thundering Herd!

GATA is on the march. The Committee is headed to
Philadelphia tomorrow (25 March) to meet with our future Berger
& Montague attorneys.

We expect to have the necessary funds soon to retain

Princeton Address Correction: http://www.pei-intl.com/TOPICS/READY:HTM


Hello GATA members,

GATA member Jim Bruce has been in sales, marketing, advertising and PR
for 47 of his 60 years. He has written to GATA offering his help. "I
Will be glad to offer suggestions with the purpose of holding folks
longer on our WEB site, attracting more bucks and more members. Negative
hype in the press leads to public misperception, which, as we have so
many time seen, results in price suppression. Without some form of shock

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