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A challenge from Tennessee Hillbilly to help GATA

Section: Daily Dispatches

11:38a ET Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks to some of you, GATA has met the two $300 matching contribution challenges we were given during the Phoenix Resource Investment Conference. Now we've received a bolder challenge from a friend in Tennessee, whose message is appended. To put it less colorfully than he does, if GATA can raise $8,000 more this month, he'll add $2,000. (Maybe he'll throw in his kids too.) See what you think.

Information on contributing to GATA can be found here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Listen up, Metalheads!

I've been blown away by the recent $300 donation challenges to GATA supporters. Hell, I spend more than that each month to heat my doublewide down here on the river.

GATA don't run on cornbread and taters; they're taking on some of the biggest criminals in the world! Surely we can put a little more fiat in GATA's kitty.

I'm willing to cut back on a few months' worth of chow for the kids; they're too dang fat anyway. That'll make them howl, but not me.

I'll sacrifice a couple months' worth of ammo purchases (that will make me howl -- a lot) if I can pry some bucks out of the tight-fisted tinfoil-hatted team.

My proposal is this. If just 80 people cough up a Franklin ($100), I'll shell out 20 Franklins more. That's $10,000 grand for GATA and that's no big deal -- probably keep the lights on for maybe a couple weeks.

Or if a thousand people to kick in $8 a piece. Or 200 people $40 bucks a piece. Or whatever!

For every four bucks, I'll put in the fifth, up to two grand.

Come on -- make me howl and let's give GATA some much-needed support. Surely there are others who could do the same or, more likely, a helluva lot more than me. Step up to the plate, pass the plate, quit feedin' off the plate. Bust open that zippered Roy Rogers wallet and contribute!

-- Tennesse Hillbilly.

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