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Jan 12, 2013

Zero Hedge endorses gold audit petition; please add your support today: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH (January 12, 2013).:

Zero Hedge endorses gold audit petition; please add your support today

8:41a ET Saturday, January 12, 2013

Zero Hedge yesterday endorsed the petition to President Obama to commission an independent audit of the U.S. gold reserve that addresses not just weight and purity of the metal but swaps and leases. While most petitions undertaken at the White House's Internet site are mere entertainment, Zero Hedge writes, the petition about auditing the U.S. gold reserve "is one petition, which, unlike all the other gimmicky wastes of time, that we (and certainly the German people if not the Bundesbank) would wholeheartedly endorse, and one we hope promptly crosses the 25,000-signature threshold needed for a formal response from the White House."

Zero Hedge's commentary on the petition is here:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-11/white-house-petition-publicly-v...
The petition was posted only last Wednesday and when GATA called attention to it Thursday night it had only a little more than 100 signatures. It now has more than 2,000.

Of course we don't expect the petition itself to extract any honesty, candor, or information from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department -- only more freedom-of-information lawsuits such as those contemplated by GATA are likely to accomplish that:
http://www.gata.org/node/11606

But if the petition reaches the 25,000-signature threshold and compels a sullen acknowledgment and rejection from the government, it just might spark some interest in the mainstream financial news media somewhere. Gold market rigging as the centerpiece of the ever-expanding Western central bank scheme of rigging all markets is now long beyond obvious and has been extensively documented by GATA:

http://www.gata.org/taxonomy/term/21
Lacking are only some courageous journalists resolved to stop playing their bit parts in an international performance of "The Emperor's New Clothes."

So if you haven't electronically signed the petition please do so as soon as possible and encourage friends and family members to sign it. It gained 20 signatures just in the time it took to write this appeal, so it has a chance. It's posted here:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/perform-assayed-public-audit-a...

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

NYT | Today's Headlines (January 12, 2013).: Sales of Guns Soar in U.S. as Nation Weighs Tougher Limits

The New York Times
January 12, 2013

Today's Headlines




TOP NEWS

Sales of Guns Soar in U.S. as Nation Weighs Tougher Limits

By MICHAEL COOPER
The rapid growth in gun sales began after President Obama's re-election and surged after the Dec. 14 shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn.

New York Ties Doctors' Pay to Quality of Care

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
The plan, affecting physicians in public hospitals, represents a push away from the traditional model of rewarding doctors for the volume of services they order.

A Trail of Bullet Casings Leads From Africa's Wars Back to Iran

By C. J. CHIVERS
Researchers worked for years to locate the source of rifle and machine-gun ammunition in war-torn regions. The manufacturer was not one of Africa's usual suspects.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"If I had 1,000 AR-15's I could sell them in a week."
JACK SMITH, a gun dealer in Des Moines, Iowa, referring to a popular style of semiautomatic rifle.

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Veterans and Senate Buddies, Until Another War Split Them

By ELISABETH BUMILLER
Two iconoclastic senators - Chuck Hagel and John McCain - shared a military background and a similar worldview, and they used to be close. What happened? Accounts differ.

'Any Lawful Steps' Urged to Avert Default

By JONATHAN WEISMAN
Senate Democrats wrote to the president asking him to take any steps in the face of Republican opposition to avoid a default on the national debt.

Rockefeller Will Leave Senate After Five Terms

By ASHLEY PARKER
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia announced that he would not seek a sixth term in 2014, providing an opening for Republicans to cut into the Democratic Senate majority.
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Smartphones Become Life's Remote Control

By BRIAN X. CHEN
At the Consumer Electronics Show, many app-powered accessories are on display that allow consumers to turn off lights, unlock doors or monitor their blood pressure.
Your Money

A Shocking Death, a Financial Lesson and Help for Others

By RON LIEBER
After Chanel Reynolds's 43-year-old husband died in a bicycling accident, she had to suddenly face the financial tasks that grown-ups are supposed to have completed by middle age.

Unions Back Revisions of Labor Law in France

By LIZ ALDERMAN
Unions and the main employers' lobby settled on new rules that would overhaul swaths of the rigid labor market and restore France's international allure as a place to do business.
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President Obama and President Karzai described some encouraging progress, but they still have some big decisions to make.
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Senator Reid Takes Fresh Aim

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New York's Pension Muscle

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ON THIS DAY
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NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS (January 12, 2013).: Trade Gap Grew in November




Alert Name: FGC BOLSA- FGC FIN
January 12, 2013 Compiled: 12:29 AM

The trade deficit in the United States expanded to its widest point in seven months, the Commerce Department said, driven by a surge in imports.

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