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bass9189 305 posts  |  Last Activity: 1 hour 39 minutes ago Member since: Aug 20, 2010
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  • Reply to

    Free money free food free beer

    by epcw3517 20 hours ago
    bass9189 bass9189 1 hour 39 minutes ago Flag

    I am in too. As they say, if you can't afford to play ( lose) stay out the game. How much money are we willing to put up on the CEO and the COO of this company. I have put up money before to finance buddies in a game or two but these two take the cake. Maybe, they don't understand this game. I am sure they will get it in the end.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 19, 2014 10:05 PM Flag

    They are just trying to make a political statement with the use of taxpayer dollars. States have two defenses to prevent Oklahoma from doing anything. They are: State Sovereignty and Immunity. The states already acknowledge that MJ is illegal on the Fed level. Their position is they don't want to implement harsh punishment for possession and use of MJ. Under state sovereignty and immunity clauses, Oklahoma can not for other states to incarcerate and implement harsh penalties on their citizens for the use and possession of small amounts of MJ. And there will not be any civil monetary awards given to states that bring this issue before the courts. So, the issue before the court is only about punishment for the use and possession of MJ in state that decide to decriminalize MJ and whether other states can force them to implement harsh punishment on their citizens ( the creation tyrant states).

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 19, 2014 7:38 PM Flag

    The explanation does not matter, the company is not required to file a financial report under the pink sheet guidelines. The issue is that some shareholders want more information about the MJ unit and our new beneficial shareholders. The company CEO and COO can take as much time as they need here.

  • Reply to

    While LATF is hybernating.. ECIG is flying

    by showmeditems Dec 16, 2014 1:57 PM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 19, 2014 2:43 PM Flag

    Wait until it get uplifted to NASDAQ where investor will get better information. It is having the same problem as LATF. Investors are not placing any weight on the financial report because it is list on the OTC market board. Investors are having too many problems with these stocks, information and their promoters.

    LATF is also more like an activist stock for people who want MJ to be decriminalized with less fines and jail time for the use and possession of it. There are more elements to discuss here besides price. People on this board discuss more subjects than just price.

    Also, looks like ECIG hit the ground hard from $20 and bounced a few inches to .13 cents. The question is, why? I would wait until it is uplifted to another exchange. For the NASDAQ, the company would have to do a major reverse split to get over a $1 minimum bid price at this point in time. This is just my take on it. I don't give advise as to whether or not people should buy, hold or sell stocks.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 19, 2014 1:46 PM Flag

    This suit is in support for operators of private prisons who want to keep incarcerating people for the possession and use of small amounts of MJ. People don't see it because they operate in total secrecy. The only thing that changes in these debates is jail time for some people. If people believe that no one in Oklahoma smoked MJ before CO legalized it, the argument may hold water. I lived in Oklahoma and I know people have been smoking MJ in state for decades. Sounds like two AGs want to start giving their constituents life in prison for stealing a loaf of bread or the use and possession of small amounts of MJ. How extreme are they to go to the fed level to prevent the rights of people in other states.

    This suit is all about giving CO citizens jail time for the use and possession of MJ. Legal or not, people will still smoke MJ.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 19, 2014 1:15 PM Flag

    They are corporate prison system. People are making a lot money by keeping laws in place to criminalize others for possession and use of MJ. Criminal organizations benefit because its keeps prices high. Most people don't even care about adults walking around with small amounts of MJ in their pockets. Oklahoma and Nebraska will not stop people from smoking MJ either. It is a BS argument to say CO caused of a MJ problem in Oklahoma and Nebraska. People have been smoking MJ in those states for decades.

    Also, if a person got caught in those states for the possession of MJ and did not get any time for it, no one would care (except maybe people who stand to gain at these corporate prison systems). They need the head count to get more money.

    What may be going on is people in CO. are not receiving time for the possession and use of MJ like people in Oklahoma and Nebraska. This is making them look like states that support the incarceration of people for minor offenses....prison states. This has to make some feel guilty inside, so they want all states to do same as them instead of staying out of other states business.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 19, 2014 12:06 PM Flag

    We all know the case is a bogus attempt to keep criminalize certain people for the procession MJ. In these times, it is unheard of for state to sue other states over this type of issue. Tax payers money in those state should used for something else more important. I lived in Oklahoma years ago and believe people of that state do not need to go to CO to get MJ. The only thing I see hear is two Attorney Generals trying to keep prisons full and MJ prices high for criminal organization. Face it, the only people who lost with Colorado's legalization of MJ is corporate prison systems ( more heads more money) and criminal organization (prices stay high). These two are wasting tax payers dollars, people have been smoking illegal MJ in Oklahoma and Nebraska for decades. They need to focus on more important issues. Most people really don't even care about MJ itself, legal or not. I think the issue is to do away with all these laws that criminalize its use and possession.

    This story implies that these two AGs want to continue to jail and imprison people for the use or possession of small amounts of MJ. They want the right to give people years behind bars. It needs to stop.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 19, 2014 12:48 AM Flag

    "Bruning, along with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, argue that under the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause, Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana is unconstitutional because marijuana remains illegal under federal law. The clause states that in general, federal law takes precedence over state law."

    Well, this is the point I have been trying to make to the CEO and COO of this company. Their MJ units operate as de facto corporations due to this "Supremacy Clause." This means that shareholders may be able to attach their personal assets if they don't get it together and start treating shareholders fairly.

    States have used this clause in past to petition against the sale of alcohol after hours. The cases normally related to Indian reservations that sale alcohol against the state statues. The cases normally last for years and settle but it does bring up a point.

    This argument ha its good and bad points. For shareholders it gives them rights to claim unethical corporate officers assets who are not treating them right and using their investments for personal gain. Some people on this board think I am talking about few things but the arguments have many elements. Now you see the Supremacy Clause.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 18, 2014 12:20 PM Flag

    You are talking BS. I have been investing in these market for years. Most of these people posting negative comment while trying to manipulate stock price are mainly short and distort scam artists. They either want to make money on the way down ( short ) or they want to buy cheap shares. Most go from board to board making the same claims. They the company is a scam, dilution, reverse split, people in management are crooks..... It is the same old BS day in and day out. Change of screen name to post more negative garbage.

    If you cared about shareholders you would stop doing this. We don't want to hear the nonsense day in and day out. Shareholder can not even have a simple conversation about a stock without some clown showing to flood the boards with the same negative posts. Put them on ignore, they change their screen names and start up again.

    Who are they, no one really knows. What is your real name. If you are trying to help people than you should not mind using it here.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 18, 2014 12:20 PM Flag

    You are talking BS. I have been investing in these market for years. Most of these people posting negative comment while trying to manipulate stock price are mainly short and distort scam artists. They either want to make money on the way down ( short ) or they want to buy cheap shares. Most go from board to board making the same claims. They the company is a scam, dilution, reverse split, people in management are crooks..... It is the same old BS day in and day out. Change of screen name to post more negative garbage.

    If you cared about shareholders you would stop doing this. We don't want to hear the nonsense day in and day out. Shareholder can not even have a simple conversation about a stock without some clown showing to flood the boards with the same negative posts. Put them on ignore, they change their screen names and start up again.

    Who are they, no one really knows. What is your real name. If you are trying to help people than you should not mind using it here.

  • bass9189 bass9189 Dec 18, 2014 11:54 AM Flag

    So why are you posting on a message of company that you feel does not exist. No one here needs your advise. The negative posters are just going from board to board calling companies scams. We call it NOISE in communication. Someone also has to be paying people to post negative comment about companies on these message boards.

  • Reply to

    Buy back into LATF?

    by stock_clerk74 Dec 18, 2014 1:30 AM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 18, 2014 11:45 AM Flag

    This stock should already be trading well over a penny. This is really a management induced price problem. They have not been correctly communicating information to market participants, so the price does not reflex all positives of the company. Markets are seeing a lot of noise from a group who are trying to distort the information and the company is not doing anything to offset this in the communication process. I believe the CEO and COO have the Q3 financial report but they are intentionally refusing to release it. I also think they want price to go down or stay at these levels for some reason. Sound like they are trying to position themselves to buy the whole company. Even with the negative posters, they don't have to be paying, their acquiescence or standing by to allow this to happen without defending stock price, is having a (the same) negative affect on market perception of the company and stock price. Management is creating this whole problem. They can do something but they choose not to do anything at all.

    This all a management problem. It had very little to do with the sector.

  • Reply to

    when earnings come out

    by trustthegut Dec 17, 2014 7:39 PM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 18, 2014 12:23 AM Flag

    You have a reason to be excited about this stock. This stock really be trading at a higher price and valuation according the the fundamentals of the company. Management really does not have any reason for holding up the financial report but it is their option to do so since they are not required to do so. Sad that they would create uncertainty while leaving shareholders guess when the numbers are likely good.

    I see the company updated its news feed. "It seems the controversial $1.1T spending bill that is preventing the U.S. government from shutting down is chock full of surprises. As you may know, much to the dismay of marijuana activists and lovers of democracy everywhere, the bill smacked down Washington DCs referendum that legalized recreational marijuana in the nation’s capital. What you may have missed (because those shifty politicians are doing everything under the table) is that the bill also quietly, but effectively lifted the federal ban on #$%$."

  • Reply to

    Another "Grace told me..."

    by gshergur Dec 16, 2014 8:30 PM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 17, 2014 12:40 PM Flag

    For one you spend all your time posting about other's posts that are not important to shareholders. Most of what you past is based on assumption not any research. Ms. Ta and Grace are the two of most important people to communicate with for information about this company. The CEO is the other. Going around posting threads about your assumptions without doing any research to get the facts is pretty lazy in my book.

    Your constant posting of assumptions, innuendos, false rumors by sources that are not reputable or credible only lead to more chaos. To avoid chaos and confusion it is always a good idea for shareholders to get the facts from reputable sources. The CEO, COO AND IR Rep are all reputable sources for company information. People posting on Yahoo and IHUB are not.

    My experience with IR department is staff members normally do not give out much nonpublic information. Reason: Regulators are very serious on investigating and prosecuting insiders for providing nonpublic information to anyone. And they are watching these message boards and blog for any violators.

  • Reply to

    Another "Grace told me..."

    by gshergur Dec 16, 2014 8:30 PM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 17, 2014 11:13 AM Flag

    Just about ever posts read at IHUB was negative on this company. Most were designed to create problems for the shareholders of this company. Also why would someone only post that information when we are looking for information on the company's MJ unit.

    A group has been spreading negative rumors about this company for some time now. This has been associated with an effort to push price down and valuation. The serious problem is people are looking at this through rose colored glasses.

    My suggestion was for shareholders to contact the company for answers but did you do that ...no. You went to IHUB, a known blog for misinformation, and used a post as a source to spread false rumors about the company. Regulators and law enforcement have prosecuted a few people for short and distort scams. One was a preacher who did the same; He posted negative stories about a company to get its stock price to go down. Too bad law enforcement did not think it was a game. Ta Ta ...(that was meant as a serious poke). Grace could also go to prison for that kind of rumor. I can't believe you think it is a joke.

  • Reply to

    This was posted on the Hub.

    by diamond.daze Dec 16, 2014 5:22 PM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 17, 2014 1:07 AM Flag

    You also need to stop posting these things about Grace. This called inside information and it would be illegal for her to disclose this information to a people before it is made public. This is a very serious offense and her career/reputation could ruined by these innuendos. It also could lead to prison time for her. I really can't believe that people have formed the belief that others can blatantly violate securities laws without penalties.

    Do you honestly believe that regulators are going to stand by an let Grace disclose insider information to a stranger without penalty. Or the DEA is going to allow Ms. Ta and company operate a MJ business to rip off public investors. The rule are very strict in that business and the agency or states want companies to account for every penny and all the products. The last thing the company want is for regulators to be looking at it under a microscope. These are called de-facto corporations which means that they operate only because the fed allows it. The DEA and the DOJ are hands off as long the the companies operate within certain legal guidelines. The grey area, Ms Ta and company's personal assets are not really protected as would be under a normal corporate. She would not gain much by not doing the right by shareholders here.

  • Reply to

    Another "Grace told me..."

    by gshergur Dec 16, 2014 8:30 PM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 17, 2014 12:29 AM Flag

    I really question his motive here. First, he was going on about a reverse split and now he is going on about a buyout of Mekonka. He copied and pasted a post for IHUB of all places. He can't be serious about this. I guess next he will be copying and pasting BUMR8 threads while giving credence to them. I heard that Grace was going to Mars next week ( copy and paste).

  • Reply to

    This was posted on the Hub.

    by diamond.daze Dec 16, 2014 5:22 PM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 17, 2014 12:11 AM Flag

    Why do you post nonsense from IHUB. That people on that blog and HotStocked has done nothing but spread negative rumors and innuendos every time volume increases. For all you know that could have been BUMR8 spreading more nonsense on the web about this company. Grace also has not communicated with anyone in the past few months. Why would she give a total strangers insider information when she could end up in jail. Also, I also contacted her to inform her that people were posting all any and all company communication/ emails on these boards. So, I doubt that she emailed anyone with that information. You really need to stop feeding into the nonsense.

    What buyout? If the numbers are right, shareholders are not going to accept an offer lower than $20 million for the company. And they would have to get the DOJ in on any deal for less because a current buyout would be financed by past investors money. The company need to explain to shareholders who and where their money went to. Insiders will never get this company for the current valuation without big problems.

    Your assumption is right though, Ms Ta would try to take this company private at the current valuation because she does not want the public questioning her transactions. The best way to get out of it is to convince insiders to take the company private. If that rumor is even half true, they need to force her to resign.

  • Reply to

    Should start climbing soon.

    by rainingbloodsatan666 Dec 16, 2014 8:17 AM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 16, 2014 12:13 PM Flag

    Good observation. This has been going on for several months now. It started long before the end of last quarter. I believe insiders are trying to take this company company private. The CEO and COO are behind this. They are also aware of shorts and the negative posters who have been trying to move this stock price down but they have not tried to do anything to defend stock price. I guarantee Ms. Ta is behind this nonsense. She does not want shareholder questioning her stock transactions for questionable MJ assets. I calculate at least $10 million or more worth of stock passed through third party hands without an accounting for the assets or cash.

    All I ask the company to do provide shareholders with material information of those transactions. Since, she has caused nothing but problems for this stock. I am willing to bet she got something out of it. She is trying to cover up those transactions. Sad that she is willing to destroy shareholder value in the process. Shareholders need to contact this company about her.

    She is trying to cover up her MJ transactions. Most companies don't have a problem disclose the parties to agreements and the share amounts given and assets received with dates. She also did not report change in beneficial ownership. There is no way she issued 4.5 billion shares inside of 12 months to third parties without this changing any unless they sold them on the open market. Problem: She could have done this to raise money to buy the assets. At the high in the amount is close to $20 million if the shares were sold on the open market. The assets she got may be worth $150,000 tops. She is trying to cover this up

  • Reply to

    Madueke:

    by bourne2ulouse Dec 16, 2014 12:52 AM
    bass9189 bass9189 Dec 16, 2014 1:16 AM Flag

    I am pretty sure that someone on this board is hacking into people's computers. This is like cheating at poker by having other people watch other player's hands...trades. They are phishing for trade information, so they can start spreading negative rumors and manipulate price down to force sell orders. I imagine it is the group spending all their time on this board posting negative comments about this company (24/7).

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