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Treasury claims power to seize gold, silver -- and everything else

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2:30p ET Friday, June 25, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Because of recent inquiries to GATA about the possibility of an attempt by the U.S. Government to confiscate privately held gold and silver bullion and coins and shares in companies mining the precious metals, we're republishing here the correspondence between GATA and the U.S. Treasury Department on the subject in 2005.

Reg Howe: Gold derivatives -- GLD and ass backwardation

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9:30p ET Monday, May 24, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Analyzing the semi-annual report on gold derivatives published by the Bank for International Settlements, Golden Sextant Internet site proprietor Reg Howe finds evidence that the gold exchange-traded fund, GLD, has replaced direct central bank gold sales and leases as a major mechanism for gold price suppression.

Howe writes:

The secret knowledge and the secret gold market

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11p ET Monday, May 10, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Paul Mylchreest sees GATA winning 'The Third Gold War'

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8:48a ET Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Are leading precious metals ETFs based on undisclosed conflict of interest?

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6:25p ET Monday, May 3, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Price suppression may end by itself, but not as fast

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2:49p ET Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Alerted by our friend F.R. to yesterday's GATA Dispatch decrying the abuse of financial letter writer Marc Faber by people urging support of GATA (http://www.gata.org/node/8592), Faber has sent GATA a brief statement acknowledging suppression of gold and silver prices:

It's admitted to the CFTC: London gold market is a Ponzi scheme

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By Adrian Douglas
Sunday, March 28, 2010

More advocacy by Obama's top economist for sneaky market rigging

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12:20p ET Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Adrian Douglas: More Fed minutes document gold market manipulation

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By Adrian Douglas
Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets eight times per year to discuss and set interest rate policy. The minutes of these meetings are not released for five years. This ensures that few people will ever read them. Furthermore, the minutes are heavily redacted and edited.

Adrian Douglas: CFTC admits hiding info exposing market manipulation

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By Adrian Douglas
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Recently while reviewing the bank participation reports (BPR) released each month by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading commission I noticed that, since November 2009, in silver and in some other commodities the CFTC has stopped listing the number of banks that hold positions.

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