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  • Lets see how many get trapped this morning buying at a high and being bag holders at end of day.

  • “In the wake of the major scandal involving Volkswagen and diesel vehicles evading emissions standards with the help of certain software that turns off emissions controls when the vehicles are not being tested, reports and vehicle testing now indicate that Mercedes-Benz USA LLC’s so called ‘clean diesel’ vehicles emit far more pollution on the road than in lab tests and that these vehicles exceed federal and state emission standards,” the complaint, filed in New Jersey federal court, said.

    According to the complaint, testing shows that Mercedes’ BlueTEC vehicles emit nitrogen oxides at levels many times higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows. It said the company has targeted “environmentally conscious” consumers and bragged that its BlueTEC cars emit up to 30 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Another car manufacturer is in trouble, after Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler announced an internal investigation into its emissions certification in the US on Friday.

    The probe came at the request of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to look into the Daimler’s certification process for diesel exhaust emissions.

    In the same breath, the company defended itself against a class-action lawsuit filed by legal firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro in February, which suggested US Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles are fitted with devices that can bypass emissions regulations.

    Daimler lashed out, saying the action was “without merit”, adding that it will “defend itself against them with all available legal means”. It said it “is cooperating fully with the authorities” and will “investigate possible indications of irregularities and of course take all necessary actions”.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Back to the original topic at hand.......

    by threespeech Apr 21, 2016 8:57 AM

    I don't hold management up on a pedestal but I am realistic. There is no one to take his place. How would the board go about replacing him? I understand you are angry but you need to reassess your position in REFR if you can't live with current management or believe you are purposely being deceived. I have no such problem although I share your frustration. The frustration to me has to do with the slow pace of adoption of SPD in automotive but then I remember someone saying how it took Mercedes 7 years from their first use of SPD to put ii in a production vehicle.

    I think REFR is an unknown stock with a great story and yes it's probably been that for a couple of decades but they are now seeing the licensees in aircraft coming out with several products and they are working with the majority of luxury automotive OEMs. I think those are the two reasons to stay invested in REFR and to open a position if you haven't done so. I tell friends to just ignore the manipulation and hold on for the large upside potential in the long term. I give them another two years to see this large upside. Once they have another OEM or two in auto and some larger profile sales in aircraft, they will hit the radar of many more institutional investors and when the stock price is over $10 it will pick up the retail investor.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Dynamic glass windows

    If your windows don’t tint on command, then your office building will soon be considered old fashioned. Fast forward to 2016, when dynamic glass is becoming one of the hottest building trends because it significantly reduces cooling costs for the building.

    The tint on the building’s storefront glazing will change based on cloud cover and solar intensity. The system will be programmed with the building’s longitude and latitude (29°39’02.9”N, 82°19’50.0”W) and will be linked to the National Renewable Energy Lab’s database which identifies and forecasts the sun’s angle throughout the year. Multiple photo sensors will be strategically placed on the building’s exterior, further allowing perfect customization of the tint to the sunlight levels on any given day in Gainesville. By varying the voltage passed through a layer of nanoscale particles embedded in the glazing unit, the glass’s tint can be adjusted, thereby controlling glare and solar light transmittance.

    This smart glass improves energy efficiency and eliminates the need for blinds or other shade control devices. Smart glass also minimizes glare and helps maximize daylighting. Thanks to a sophisticated controls system, all of this happens without any required input from the building’s occupants, allowing them to focus on their daily tasks from the comfort of their perfectly-lit workspace.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Back to the original topic at hand.......

    by threespeech Apr 21, 2016 8:57 AM

    So, what you are saying is that if the change/inflection point we were told was going to happen, doesn't develop, you will be satisfied with the person with the credentials you've described above to continue to lead you into the wilderness for who knows how much longer since he obviously did not do anything to achieve that inflection point. Sounds to me like you, as well as many others that have posted on this board and other sites believe Joe to be the second coming. And even though this will cause the PPS to do what?.............you and the others are perfectly comfortable with the current scenario as it will continue since Joe serves many roles. And there is no other in the entire business universe that can change this adventure and bring it up to speed? And please tell me what speed are we moving at currently?

  • Joe recommended digging in to the data. The RF press releases say this:

    "Research Frontiers has built an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products"

    Thermoview Industries is one of those capable licensees and their licensed for architectural windows. Dig in to the data and you'll "soon" find that capable licensee went out of business in January 2012. Can't see how Thermoview can sell any SPD windows when the company doesn't even exist.

    Maybe this is why no one can name a single permanent architectural project with SPD glass in the U.S. But those Zuli products are probably selling well (wink wink).

  • Reply to

    Back to the original topic at hand.......

    by threespeech Apr 21, 2016 8:57 AM

    Joe serves many roles. He is an expert on the technology. He a lawyer who understands the licensing agreements. He has developed a relationship with the licensees, customers like Mercedes and potential customers. Who else could come in and get up to speed. It would rattle the licensees. I don't think that it would do anything to bolster the stock price or help the company with revenues.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Plop

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • my fault for deviating in the first place. Lester, so if we don't see the beginnings of an "inflection point" and Joe steps down, you don't think there will be a benefit to the shareholders? Please explain.

  • This is how the REEFR Fool's joke works every year. Superglue high-value coins to a location where lots of REEFR shareholders walk pass. If possible stand behind a large piece if SPD smartglass at a discrete corner and make a video of the prank.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    More shares issued within 6 months?

    by gmcvandura Apr 20, 2016 5:57 PM

    Nah. They still have cash and they have V222 revenues still to come.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Find it only appropriate......

    by threespeech Apr 20, 2016 11:05 AM

    Actually I agree with that. I think they should alert shareholders to delays so we can guesstimate when we'll see substantial revenue. I think of that as over 750K for one quarter.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Find it only appropriate......

    by threespeech Apr 20, 2016 11:05 AM

    Well, just have to disagree. Nothing wrong with saying we're on schedule or not.

  • Reply to

    Find it only appropriate......

    by threespeech Apr 20, 2016 11:05 AM

    I think that they cannot disclose some information since it belongs to the licensee and there are nondisclosure agreements. Otherwise I would love to hear what the revenue projections are for each quarter but that is not going to happen. I think that we just have to be patient.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Find it only appropriate......

    by threespeech Apr 20, 2016 11:05 AM

    Not to get off subject, but what would benefit shareholders............... if there is one group of shareholders that do deserve to know what is going on, it is REFR shareholders. Joe gets daily updates on spd installation in MB autos on the production line. What take rate info is he going to give away by just letting the shareholders know if the quarter is disappointing or not? You tell me.

    I also see that yahoo pulled the info I had posted for Dimtint over on SI. Oh well.

  • Reply to

    Find it only appropriate......

    by threespeech Apr 20, 2016 11:05 AM

    I don't see the benefit for shareholders if that were to happen.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Find it only appropriate......

    by threespeech Apr 20, 2016 11:05 AM

    Can you post that on the SI board?

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