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act2sjm 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 18, 2014 10:40 PM Member since: Sep 30, 2009
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  • Reply to

    More requests for wheel tug services.

    by frogfather44 Aug 4, 2014 6:22 PM
    act2sjm act2sjm Aug 18, 2014 10:40 PM Flag

    It's not clear what you're looking for here, Steve; Companies have marketing departments and governmental affairs departments; are you suggesting that the marketing people should stop what they are doing and start working on gov't affairs, because that doesn't seem like a very good plan to me.

    The long wait for FAA certification is certainly frustrating, but it's not clear that throwing more resources at it is going to accomplish anything (unless they want to try bribery, which is probably not where we want them to go.)

    Personally, I like seeing the marketing people getting more business signed up.

  • I'd be interested to go, but a trip to Gibraltar is not in the cards this year.

    If you are going, please post your observations.

  • Reply to

    Posting this now:

    by drod4ball Mar 24, 2014 1:23 PM
    act2sjm act2sjm Apr 4, 2014 7:08 AM Flag

    (So I see yahoo didn't allow me to post the second part of my last post. Oh well)

    Anyway, as for the long term prospects, the product does have a shelf life, so there is (theoretically) a recurring income stream. Other countries should want it, too - it doesn't surprise me that they aren't getting any orders right now since people are often reluctant to do business with a company tied up in this kind of litigation. After the litigation is resolved, whether they will actually be able to convince the other countries to buy is an execution issue, and that is certainly another risk.

    Their biggest problem, as I see it (MUCH bigger than poor communication), is those two doofy congressional idiots who want to block further funding for purchases ("hasn't smallpox been eliminated?") Idiots. While no one wishes this kind of thing, of course, there would be a poetic justice if they, and the constituents who elected them, are in the second group exposed by terrorists, and are told "sorry, we're all out of the medicine because funding was blocked". The members of this board can accomplish something for themselves by writing to their representatives and demanding that the US buy a large enough stock on hand to protect the whole country. In addition to protecting us, if/when the news comes out that the U.S. is fully supplied it might move some other countries to buy.

  • Reply to

    K1 Advice Anyone...

    by arbitragem Mar 28, 2014 12:17 AM
    act2sjm act2sjm Mar 31, 2014 11:44 AM Flag

    With all due respect to rpfla, please remember that any stock or tax advice you receive on these boards is worth what you paid for it. I think rpfla is correct, but you should recognize that you are responsible to the IRS if we are wrong, and so you might want to check with your tax professional.

  • Reply to

    Posting this now:

    by drod4ball Mar 24, 2014 1:23 PM
    act2sjm act2sjm Mar 30, 2014 10:16 PM Flag

    You're the ONLY one - uh yeah, I forgot you and drod are the same idiot, As for telling the truth, if you expect truth on these boards then you really are as dumb as you seem.

    I'm a long term investor, Sparky; I'm not going to sweat 3 or 6 or 9 months, or longer. In the long term, this company has a good product that is needed. Stick to that kind of reasoning if you want to make money in the long run.

    As for what I have against you - you're rude, and you don't know nearly as much as you think. Be more polite and engage in intelligent discussion and I'll respond in kind. There is plenty of room for differences of opinion, and we can all benefit from hearing "the other side", but no one is interested in the opinions of a do uche.

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