The wizard's farewell

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11:22p ET Thursday, October 12, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our friend R.P. writes:

"I love you guys and all but sometimes it seems as if you are only negative about world operations. Sorry, but I am in a good mood until I read most of your dispatches. I am a believer in the gold price suppression conspiracy but I believe more in peace of mind. Good luck and please put some positive dispatches in the loop."

R.P. may be in luck, since, in connection with his other job, your secretary/treasurer is, as the great Oz put it in his farewell, "about to embark upon a hazardous and technically unexplainable journey into the outer stratosphere."

This journey appears likely to allow only intermittent and brief access, if any, to the e-mail, Internet, and telephone connections on which this end of GATA's operation relies.

That means few GATA dispatches for a week beginning Sunday, and maybe even none at all for that week.

But surely you can keep up with gold and silver on your own for a while with the help of Kitco, TheBullionDesk, GoldSeek, Gold-Eagle, USAGold, Jim Sinclair, and, if you're a subscriber -- and it's hard to see how any gold and silver bug could NOT be a subscriber -- to LeMetropoleCafe.com, to which anyone can get a two-week free trial subscription here:

http://www.lemetropolecafe.com/guests.cfm

Oz never came back. (In 1944 MGM was reviewing a script for a sequel in which the wizard's balloon came down at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, but the movie was scrapped at the request of the State Department, which feared that it would raise questions about an international financial conference being planned in New Hampshire.) I plan to return as soon as I can. If I'm not back by the end of the month, buy gold and silver. And if I AM back by then, buy the metals anyway. Odds are that Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and the central banks will still be selling, and you shouldn't need any prompting to do your civic duty of aggravating them.

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

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