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blackoutbuzz 588 posts  |  Last Activity: 19 hours ago Member since: Apr 26, 2001
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    Wind vs solar

    by blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 9:57 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 19 hours ago Flag

    Plenty of birds die flying through wind turbines too.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 22 hours ago Flag

    proven for rats that is haha.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 22 hours ago Flag

    yeah I know. still, those who like to talk on cellphones a lot now have reason to think twice. it always seemed common sense to me that sticking that phone beside your head had to have some associated risk. now it's finally been proven.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 22 hours ago Flag

    Bluetooth output power is way lower. Per wikipedia it's down at the 1-5mW range vs.100-2000mW range of cellphones, so I think you're okay. Apparently, only male rats were adversely impacted. Regardless, the FCC will have to take the results into consideration.

    @It found the cancer association appeared in male rats, and didn’t find similar results in female rats. It’s not clear how the results may impact the government’s cellphone safety recommendations. The Federal Communications Commission, which administers safety guidelines for U.S. cellphone use, has been briefed on the findings. “Scientific evidence always informs FCC rules on this matter,” an FCC spokesman said. “We will continue to follow all recommendations from federal health and safety experts including whether the FCC should modify its current policies and RF exposure limits.”

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 22 hours ago Flag

    They will have to do separate studies on rats texting or driving and talking hands free to quantify the risks further I suppose.

  • Hear that rats? Stop walking around with that iphoney permanently glued to your heads.

    On a related note... why is the number of cancer research funding drives growing so fast? IT seems everywhere I look now there's a group raising money for cancer research these days. Big pharma already injects huge amounts of money into this sector.

    @Cellphone-cancer link found in rats - A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer. It's a potentially huge development in the space, but will something like this actually decrease our massive use of mobile phones?

  • Reply to

    YTD chart

    by michaelmcmx May 26, 2016 10:01 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 2:37 PM Flag

    Personally, I don't mind waiting and just dripping into more SAN shares at these levels.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 2:35 PM Flag

    announce the freakin' merger vote date already. DELL did the financing deals so what's the holdup here?

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    Define 'fully financed"

    by blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 11:57 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 1:44 PM Flag

    There it is... straight from the other horse's mouth. To paraphrase, TEX was being to greedy. A 50%+ premium was apparently not good enough for them. TEX failed their fiduciary duty to shareholders.

    @"Following negotiations, Zoomlion has concluded that Terex's expectations on the valuation do not adequately reflect the impact of the sale of the MHPS segment," Zoomlion said in a statement that elaborated on its move.

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    Post-merger catalyst

    by blackoutbuzz Apr 30, 2016 2:54 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 1:03 PM Flag

    Really, the price driver going forward is the cost savings from the merger (consolidation of operations and lower income tax rates) and organic growth of the new larger company.

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    Post-merger catalyst

    by blackoutbuzz Apr 30, 2016 2:54 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 12:55 PM Flag

    This was my thought initially, but not so sure now. Maybe you can clarify how this works. The way I see it is: The arbs shorted SHPG and bought BXLT. So they borrowed SHPG shares from brokers and sold them. Now when the deal closes they will receive SHPG shares. Can't they just deliver those shares back to the brokers to close out their short SHPG position? In essence they do not have to actually buy any SHPG shares on the open market to cover that position... those shares are delivered from conversion of their BXLT shares to cash plus SHPG. There is not any buying of SHPG on the open market to close out the short. So that is not really a driver of SHPG stock price after the deal closes? Am I missing something here?

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    TEX Breakup

    by blackoutbuzz May 16, 2016 12:44 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 12:45 PM Flag

    TEX management indicated they saw no security concerns so that was not the reason for MHPS sale. As per the TEX statement issued today, the issue for them was the ability for Zoom to finance the deal. I believe TEX demanded 32.50 and hard proof of finance to which Zoom said deal at 31 or forget it. Then TEX said we'll do you a deal ex-MHPS and waive proof of financing of the lower amount, but still wanted 32.50 equivalent on the remainder. To which Zoom responded we'll do either full or part at 31 with proof of backing or no deal. TEX failed their shareholder badly on this.

    I bought in at ~19 as a speculative play on the Zoom buyout. As you suggested in another post, Zoom and TEX could end up talking again on a deal at a later date. The MHPS sales to Konecranes appears to have put a floor on the stock price. Not happy but will hold on for now.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 11:57 AM Flag

    Zoom offered 31 cash representing a 50%+ premium to the pre-offer price of TEX. TEX hmmed and hawed then said we'll take 32.50+ but we don't trust you so we'll only do this if you prove you have the cash to do the deal. Zoom said stop being so greedy we're already proposing 50% premium so it's 31 and we'll show you the money. TEX said nope, but if you are willing to buy us ex-MHPS at the 32.50 valued equivalent we'll consider that and trust you to come up with the smaller amount of cash. Zoom said #$%$ you and your monkey gaimes you dikks. Cue the lawyers shortly to sue TEX for not doing their fiduciary duty to their shareholders...

    @Unfortunately, after many months of discussions, Zoomlion was unable to provide a fully financed, binding proposal for the purchase of Terex with or without MHPS.

  • Reply to

    Simple logic on why Zoom Doesn't want

    by jamessmarson7 May 25, 2016 9:51 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 11:47 AM Flag

    So you delete the initial topic you posted and then blame YHOO huh. You are a piece of work indeed. Into ignore world you go.

  • Reply to

    Post-merger catalyst

    by blackoutbuzz Apr 30, 2016 2:54 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 11:42 AM Flag

    Bump this for those BXLT shareholders who are planning to keep their SHPG shares.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz May 27, 2016 9:57 AM Flag

    Why has a wind play like VWDRY done so much better than a solar play like FSLR over the last few years?

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 26, 2016 6:42 PM Flag

    ---In fact, the world’s largest oil tanker – the TI Europe, capable of holding 3.2 million barrels of crude oil – is believed to be floating offshore of Singapore brimming with oil.---

    Believe to be?? Duh. Per LiveShips, the TI Europe is presently at the location indicated below,.

    2 min ago (2016-05-26 22:37 UTC)
    Vessel's Local Time: 2016-05-27 06:37 (UTC +8)
    Area: INDO - Malacca Strait
    Latitude / Longitude: 2.29355° / 102.0001°
    Status: At Anchor
    Speed/Course: 0.0kn / -

  • Reply to

    OT: #BernieTrumpDebate

    by blackoutbuzz May 26, 2016 1:04 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 26, 2016 1:14 PM Flag

    If this debate happens, that could very well be the case.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz May 26, 2016 1:04 PM Flag

    That would be interesting to see.

  • Reply to


    by blackoutbuzz May 20, 2016 10:53 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz May 26, 2016 12:40 PM Flag

    Just one of many reasons for the UK to vote no.

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