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Friday, February 5th, 2010

Title: In Gold We Trust
Subtitle: The True Story of the Papalia Twins and Their Battle for Truth and Justice
Published: September 2009
Pages: 364
Size: 6×9
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Perfect Bound Softcover
ISBN: 9781425122898
Price: $29.99
Casebound Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426916687
Price: $39.99
Bookstore orders: Trafford Publishing
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Human Rights Day

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Read excerpt from IN GOLD WE TRUST

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”

Human Rights are basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled and to ensure that people receive some degree of decent, humane treatment. To violate the most basic human rights, on the other hand, is to deny individuals their fundamental moral entitlements. It is, in a sense, to treat them as if they are less than human and undeserving of respect and dignity.

Human Rights set out in the Declaration. The following reproduces the articles of the Declaration which set out the specific human rights that are recognized in the Declaration.

Article 1
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11
1. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including their own, and to return to their country.

Article 14
1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
2. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15
1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.
2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16
1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17
1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21
1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of their country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in their country.
3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23
1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25
1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29
1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
2. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
3. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

ESCLUSIVE: Interview of truth with Tony Papalia, who tells us about the misadventures and false accusations of which he has been a victim for many years with his brother.

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Marco Polo
27 November – 3 December 2007

ESCLUSIVE: Interview of truth with Tony Papalia, who tells us about the misadventures and false accusations of which he has been a victim for many years with his brother.

By, Rino Vultaggio

Vancouver: The Papalia brothers, after almost forty years of work and dedication in gold mining and other metals in Canada and world-wide: Today, they find themselves mixed up in a vicious complex net of a judicial misadventure. They have many precious metals deposits to bring into production. The competition does not give the Papalias any rest. Recently, like lightening, apparently in a clear sky, one of the Twins, Roberto Papalia, a Vancouver resident, without explanation, was arrested in Milan, Italy. Against him, they formulated the accusations of Mafia association, promotion of phantom mines and garbage shares. At this point, the Editor of Marco Polo received a phone call from Tony Papalia; also a Vancouver resident, letting him know that he would like to have an interview to bring light the factual truth.

Q: We ask Tony immediately for what motive Robert Papalia was arrested on the 23rd of October?
A: Dear Vultaggio, the story of the Papalias has its roots in 1960s, however, in 1970 we were approached by persons that were agents of the government and without too many preliminaries told us to abandon the Lillooet Project and the work for them.

Q: Who are they?
A: Agents of the government, maybe acting for third parties.

Q: What did you answer?
A: That we would not even had considered such an offer. At this time they threatened us that if we would not accept their offer, they would make our life impossible.

Q: How – In what way?
A: Slandering us, spreading lies and false accusations with the purpose that we are Mafia, with the purpose to sabotage all our working plans that consist in the extraction of gold from our mineral concessions.

Q: As it seems (from all the material published in the press and the internet) until today, they seem to have succeeded in making every attempt to develop the mines to fail. Actually, in fact these attempts have gone regularly badly. How come they have all this power?
A: Simple, once they brand you as Mafia, they have condemned you with a stigma not easy to cancel from police archives.

Q: Explain yourself better.
A: I want to say that it is the word of a presumed Mafia person against theirs.

Q: By theirs, do you mean that chiefs of the big corporations that control the market of precious metals?
A: Them also, certainly the real Mafia, aggressively forceful is them that they can do what they want. They have so much money available that they can corrupt and buy anybody. It’s like the cat playing with the mouse.

Q: What is the weapon that they normally use against you?
A: Naked shorts in the market and slander in the press.

Q: What do they do?
A: They are trained to manipulate the share price of companies on the market by illegal means, one of which is naked shorting, making share prices tumble, creating bad reputations for the companies in the market place.

Q: How?
A: They sell shares in the market of our companies without owning them (naked shorting). They bring companies to ruin and they are too strong to be beaten most of the time. Vancouver has been many times the EPI Center of big manipulation of shares and scandals of this type to the point that the Vancouver Stock Exchange was closed and merged with the Toronto Stock Exchange. That was the way to avoid the scandal that was erupting in Vancouver

Q: So is Vancouver the black sheep of the market?
A: No. Not only Vancouver. Montreal also was ruined by political maneuvers. During that period, early 70s they infiltrated Quebec and destroyed the market by attacking the principal financial players. During that period, we and a meeting with the Minister of Justice of Quebec and we reported to him what was happening to the stock market of Quebec and who was behind the sabotage of the Montreal Stock Exchange.

Q: What happened, who were they and what did they ask you –these types that were acting illegally?
A: The person we had the most interaction was Kelsey Merry. He always insisted that we should leave everything and work for his group. We realized that we were dealing with dishonest people, determined to make us fail in our own business. I repeat, we were so sure of his dishonest actions that we reported him to the Justice Minister in Quebec. Seeing himself rejected and discovered starts to spread false information and slander all over the place. He starts spreading rumors that we were in the Mafia; these lies send to ruin our company on the Montreal Stock Exchange, Pacific Nickel. The Papalias were developing technologies for British Columbian projects. At that time we were strong financially in the market and we could finance projects. We were at the crest of the wave.

Q: What else did he do – this Kelsey Merry?
A: Urgently, I was advised by the Directors of Pacific Nickel, while I was in British Columbia, amongst them an ex-judge, they informed to stop everything and to leave Canada because we were risking a lot, including our lives. After these threats, we urgently transferred ourselves to the Bahamas, aborting with a broken heart all our companies in Canada, with gigantic financial losses to ourselves.

Q: At this point what did you do without finance and far from Canada?
A: Well, if we were really Mafia, we would have fixed everything. I would not be here telling you about this sad story. However, we did not lose our spirit and with patience and hard work we established our companies in the Bahamas, hoping they would leave us alone to work in peace. It did not happen that way. The prosecution by these people continued abroad.

Q: So these (sharks) were definitely planning to have you shut down also abroad?
A: Certainly and always with the same tactic, so goodbye Bahamas. We decided then to head to Europe. In London we were negotiating the acquisition of a London bank and we were completing the financing for our mines for the extraction of metals. However, also here the usual Canadian frame-up artists sent our business plans up in smoke.

Q: In what year did this attack happen?
A: We were in 1976. The abuse toward us at this time was of great proportion. Obviously they accused us again of the same falsehoods. Phantom mines that don’t exist or that they have nothing and on top of that we are criminal Mafia. I am arrested and tried for 700 days. In the biggest trial in British history, a real record!

Q: How did this story end with Scotland Yard in this case?
A: They had weaved a spider web of gigantic proportions, but at the end the Papalias were found innocent of all the accusations by proving their innocence and that they were not Mafia and their mine of Lillooet in British Columbia in Canada had really a deposit of 300 million ounces of gold and the same amount of platinum. The structure belongs to Metals Research and there were over 200 witnesses, which demonstrated geologically and scientifically independently to do so.

Q: From where does this information regarding the mining concessions come from and how is it possible to demonstrate the contrary once and for all?
A: The situation is complex: From over thirty years until today, these individuals have given us no rest. The office of disinformation of the Canadian Government together with the Canadian Embassies around the world continues to spread false information about the Papalias.

Q: At this point what pushed you to continue seeing no conclusion of your efforts – something that would demolish anyone?
A: Our staying power. People like us don’t bend easily to injustice and abuse of power by some powerful people that think only to their interests against justice and democracy.

Q: Can you shortly conclude because here we have a story of forty years and it would a book to conclude and explain it all?
A: Certainly, as to this subject, the book of the story of the Papalia brothers will be published soon. It will leave nothing out. It will be faithful to the facts that happened, revealing the names of the people involves in this scandal. I understand the nature of the problem is attributable to the competition: greedy and monopolistic without scruples or souls with false information that manipulate the authorities and blind the truth. They have created an imaginary monster with the sole intention to keep under control the commerce of gold and naturally its price and its profits.

Q: It seems that until today they have successfully done so, but you and your brother don’t seem to have the intention to let go and do other things. Another question just to change the subject, what is your affiliation with Mariano Turrisi, which we have learned recently, he was arrested in France with the usual accusations of Mafia association. Turrisi, was the Vice-President of the newly born political party of the Italian Monarch, Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy with an office besides the Chigi Palace in Rome. To finish my question, what ties you to Vito Rizzuto of Montreal, accused and arrested of homicide in a shoot out between the Mafia clans in New York during the 80’s? For this long question, I expect a short answer. Thank you.
A: With Vito Rizzuto there is a friendship that was born during my junior high school years. Vito Rizzuto until a few years ago was a free citizen like everyone else. He was arrested for something that supposedly happened 20 years ago in the United States. Whether he is innocent or guilty is for the justice system to decide. As far as Mariano Turrisi, associate of Emanuel Filiberto (also president of the Made in Italy Group), we met in Russia while I was having meetings with the local government agencies. Turrisi was financing the new political party called Valori e Futuro and he was promoting Made in Italy. I liked both ideas and I joined him in his political and business efforts that seemed to me to be legal and legitimate. I think the problem when it started to be known that Filiberto of Savoy was entering the Italian political arena under the nose of the big politics of Chigi Palace, with Turrisi screaming to the four winds that the Italian political system was corrupt, decadent and untrustable and that soon an army of young people would broom away the old dirt of Italian politics. To this situation add the participation of the Papalia brothers to this movement and here arrive again the phantoms of the past and half a dozen people are surprisingly arrested and amongst them are Mariano Turrisi and Robert Papalia, my brother. With which accusations you ask yourself? Always the same: the ones that have been following us for years slander without proof. A stamp you cannot delete.

Q: So we start again from the beginning. What remains to do? Aren’t you tired and don’t you want to put an end to this vicious circle? It seems that you have brought upon yourselves a vicious spell.
A: Yes, I must admit I am tired of this and this time we stepped on the toes of the big Italian political and again they bring out stories of promotion of phantom shares. They also throw across our path like a sword (Mafia). Here we are from the beginning, false information provided by the Canadian authorities, the ones that always put a spoke between our wheels. I am and remain optimistic that the truth will prove the innocence of the Papalia Twins. We, dear Vultaggio, and I will say it at loud voice we are people that have done everything according to law and within all legalities. Our father was a mounted policeman and he taught us respect, discipline and honesty. We are neither outlaws nor Mafia. But rather people that desire to live and work in peace. I finish this interview with you sending a challenge to all that don’t believe our honesty to come and check in person our mines in Lillooet and Texada. They will have the demonstration and proof of our gold and various metals. This invitation is addressed to the judicial authorities of Italy and Canada. Scientists, geologists, engineers and technicians and whoever has an interest in this sector of mining.

Q: Amen, with this dear Papalia, it’s the best defense demonstration of tangible proof and facts and rumors disappear together with slander. Cheers and thanks for the interview. Send me soon a copy of your future book.
Q: On the subject, what is the title of the book?
A: In Gold We Trust – In passing, on a kernel of lies, they built a mountain of nonsense. What else, how stupid of me!
Good Luck RV