Traders snicker as Barclays blames technical problems


Barclays Borrows £1.6 Billion from Bank of England

By Edmund Conway and Philip Aldrick
The Telegraph, London
Friday, August 31, 2007

Barclays has been forced to tap the Bank of England's emergency lending fund after a major error in the City's trading systems wreaked havoc on the money markets.

Barclays annoyed to explain more emergency borrowing


Barclays Reassures After
More Emergency Borrowing

By Peter Thal Larsen and Chris Giles
Financial Times, London
via Yahoo News
Thursday, Aug 30, 2007;_ylt=Aiy...

Mark Gilbert: If the SEC ever gets real, everything blows up


Unsafe at Any Rating:
CDO Speeds to CCC from AAA

By Mark Gilbert
Bloomberg News Service
Thursday, August 30, 2007

David Bond remembers Aaron Russo


9:15p ET Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

David Bond, editor of the Silver Valley Mining Journal, has written a wonderful remembrance of film maker and hard-money advocate Aaron Russo. You can find it at GoldSeek here:

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

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Banks boost borrowing from Fed for second week


By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press
Thursday, August 30, 2007;_ylt=AlmkO...

WASHINGTON -- Banks increased their borrowing from the Federal Reserve for a second straight week as the central bank worked to deal with a credit crunch that has roiled global financial markets.

GATA's Ed Steer contributes to new Casey Research letter


12:27a ET Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA is much obliged to Doug Casey and the Casey Research organization for publicizing our work.

Especially important to us have been the interview done with your secretary/treasurer by Doug Hornig of Casey's International Speculator in January:

Subprime inflicts new damage as banks seek cash


By Mike Peacock
Wednesday, August 29, 2007

LONDON -- New evidence of damage wrought by the U.S. mortgage sector surfaced in the United States and Europe on Wednesday while banks demanded a record amount of cash at a euro-zone money market auction.

Barrick, agent of the central banks, affects to denounce one of them


8:26p ET Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

John Crudele: What would happen if I got a crack at Hank


By John Crudele
New York Post
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hank Paulson won't let me interview him about the Plunge Protection Team but "thanks for the request," says a spokeswoman for the Treasury Department.

Hey, I expected as much.

Ted Butler: The royal scam


4:40p ET Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: