Midas commentary for April 4, 2000

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12:30a EST Monday, April 3, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

I received the following disturbing news a little while
ago from GATA Chairman Bill Murphy. Maybe it means
nothing. But if this stuff keeps happening, it surely
WILL mean something.

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

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By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Sunday, April 2, 2000

Last night was a bummer. After working all day, I
walked over to the local hot spot restaurant to have
a good meal and blow off some steam. As my car
was stolen a month ago and has not been replaced
yet, I had to walk. About 1 a.m. I left the restaurant
after listening to some great tunes and headed for
home on foot.

About 20 yards outside away from the restaurant,
somebody out of nowhere socked me in the left
cheek. Down I went. All I remember is being
picked up by people. I don't think my jaw is
broken, but I can hardly talk and my right
cheek (which I fell on) is a mess.

I have lunch tomorrow with a money manager who
flew in to Dallas from London to meet clients.
He won't forget my appearance, as I look like
I went a round with Mike Tyson.

Today I was taken by friends to the passport
photo place to have a permanent record made of
the one-punch knockout.

First, my car is stolen and yet money is left in
the stolen car when it is recovered. Now this
haymaker on my way home. Were these two random
events occurring a month apart from each other,
or are there more sinister forces at work? Is
GATA getting to close to the flame?

I don't know the answers, but it is all a bit
unnerving.