John Aston, vice president of the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, describes the company's plans in a positive light. Remus Celusa, a resident of Rosia Montana, wonders why the corporation can't mine the gold "without destroying our mountain and everything we own."
by Craig S. Smith. Journalists are supposed to be impartial, but they rarely really are. We gather information and then decide which bits to present to our audience and in what order to present them. It's by definition a manipulative process.
Gold Futures is a David-and-Goliath story set in a scenic Romanian village in the heart of Transylvania. At stake: a massive deposit of gold ore -- and a 2000-year-old village community that has existed since the ancient Romans founded a mining town on the edge of their empire.
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