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In Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi mentions precious-metals Ponzi schemes

Section: Daily Dispatches

2:08a ET Friday, April 30, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

GATA is always nagging prominent journalists to look into the gold and silver price suppression story, as we did other day, calling to the attention of a dozen or so journalists and financial newsletter writers the excellent report by Vince Veneziani of Business Insider that the International Monetary Fund refuses to answer the most basic questions about its supposed gold reserves:

Among the journalists GATA and many of our friends have been nagging is Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, who may be best known for his long essay in that magazine last July, "The Great American Bubble Machine," which denounced investment bank Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity." A copy of that essay can be found at Zero Hedge here:

Taibbi hasn't responded to GATA directly but his latest essay for Rolling Stone, "The Feds vs. Goldman Sachs," published in the magazine's May 13 issue, which was posted on the Internet this week --

-- contains a paragraph suggesting that he has at least noted what he has heard from this quarter. Taibbi writes:

"There is more fraud out there, and everyone knows it: front-running, manipulation of the commodities markets, trading ahead of interest-rate moves, hidden losses, Enron-esque accounting, Ponzi schemes in the precious-metals markets, you name it. We gave these people nearly a trillion bailout dollars, and no one knows what service they actually provide beyond fraud, gross self-indulgence and the occasional transparently insincere public apology."

"Manipulation of the commodities markets" and "Ponzi schemes in the precious-metals markets," eh? Well, it's a start. Let's hope Taibbi follows up. But regardless of whether he does, GATA is aware of three major newspapers that have begun making serious inquiries about the gold and silver price suppression scheme. Whoever gets to it first will have the financial story of the century, revealing the secret knowledge of the financial universe.

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


Prophecy Resource Corp. Appoints Rob McEwen to Advisory Board

Prophecy Resource Corp. (TSX.V: PCY, OTC: PCYRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob McEwen to the company's Advisory Board. McEwen is a leading Canadian mining industry entrepreneur. He is the chairman and CEO of U.S. Gold Corp. and Minera Andes Inc. McEwen was the founder and former chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., whose Red Lake Mine in northwestern Ontario, Canada, is considered to be the richest gold mine in the world. During his tenure at Goldcorp, McEwen transformed the company from a collection of small companies into a mining powerhouse, growing its market capitalization from $50 million to approximately $8 billion.

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Preliminary Feasibility Study Completed for Seabridge Gold's KSM Project

Study Reports Reserves of 30.2 Million Oz. Gold, 7 Billion Lbs. Copper,
133 Million Oz Silver, 210 Million Lbs. Molybdenum

Base Case Life of Mine Cash Operating Costs Estimated at $144/oz. Gold Produced
(Net of Base Metal Credits)

Toronto -- Seabridge Gold Inc. has announced results from a National Instrument 43-101 compliant preliminary feasibility study of its 100-percent owned KSM project in northern British Columbia, Canada. The study was prepared by Wardrop, a Tetra Tech company, a major international engineering and consulting firm.

Seabridge President and CEO Rudi Fronk says, "The study confirms that the KSM project now hosts the largest gold reserve in Canada and one of the largest in the world. KSM is projected to provide an extraordinary mine life of more than 35 years with estimated cash operating costs well below the current average of the major gold producers. Estimated capital costs are in line with those of comparable, large-scale, undeveloped gold-copper projects and KSM has the advantage of being located in a low-risk jurisdiction."

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