Another wimp out from the coward nomo: "I don't bet with someone who can't be trusted."
And I told you (not wanting to listen, apparently) that I'll send the money up front to whomever you wish so that the trust issue is negated. I send the money to person X, person X tells you it has arrived. Then you put up your money. Get it? NO TRUST ISSUES. Now what are you going to say to try and back away from standing by your claim?
Yes, blockaback and monikerguy (and other silent readers) ...nomo's game is lies and distraction, with him never admitting to any of his lies, although a compendium of said lies is now easy to write up.
And I see within the span of 36 hours, he has told yet 2 more lies as outlined in this thread.
Does it ever end with you, nomo? Well, one way to keep it interesting is to start an entirely new thread titled "Nomo's latest lies..." and each time the thread is bumped up we will see the new lie that has been added (along with the date of its first appearance). It will serve as a running commentary on your practices and deceptions. I might start this thread with the lie you told about a quarterly revenue estimate I made for STSI last year, or any of the one's that izof has periodically listed. Our own little wickipedia entry for nomo: biggest liar on the STSI thread.
You truly deserve your own entry.
"Really as I've said all along, if STSI can't convince the FDA to change their opinion there will be the pulling of anatabine products from the market."
Sorry nomo, no backtracking and rewriting of posts allowed here. You did NOT say that all along. You simply said that the product will be pulled, with NO ifs, ands or buts. Period.
You keep trying to rewrite your history but the smart people here know what you said, and what you meant, and what you are trying to do now: MISDIRECT by attacking the messenger --- your tried and true comeback for when you've been caught LYING.
Speaking of lying, what about lie #2? That we had a bet last spring for $100. I keep waiting for you to quote the post (date/time) where this was discussed. Nothing from you.
Don't you just get tired of having to try and spin your way out of your web of lies and deceit? You were caught lying and trying to DECEIVE the board as to the status of Abloc. That is your JOB. We all get that. And you know you will be attacked when you do such things. You art of self-defense (attack the poster) is in tatters this time around. You cannot claim that you did NOT say what you said. And there was no context surrounding that statement that lender itself to a "might, possibly, perhaps, we'll see..." interpretation.
You are here to distract, demean, and falsify facts about STSI. We get that. Just take your punishment like a good boy and move on. NOBODY is buying your snake oil.
No context, no maybes, just out-and-out certainty. It's your job.
No then, since you ARE so certain it will be pulled, where is the bet from you? Don't tell me after all this mud-slinging slung my way that you are a coward for making a bet. I'm laughing at the superior intellect.
So I'm twisting your words? You plainly stated that Abloc will be removed from the store shelves. Simple and straightforward. How is that "twisting your words.?"
This is your typical response when you are caught making up lies to suit your short attacks on STSI. In other words, blame the messenger (me), but don't take any responsibility for yourself. You were wrong, period.
And you remain a coward (and liar) for making up a story about a previous bet between us (a story lacking any proof). Why the lie on this subject? Answer: To avoid appearing a coward for not taking my bet. Which still stands, by the way.
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF, NOMO? You always believe you're right, so here's some free income for you. The bet: If I'm wrong, I'll be happy send to 100 shares of STSI to your account or $100 to a third party that you trust if you want to do it that way. And you do the same if you're wrong. Very simple. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
Hey Rick, thanks for your synopsis of the FDA letter and possible pursuant actions. I happy to agree with your view that there are a lot of unknowns and what-ifs with regard to pulling Abloc from store shelves.
In other words, far, far away from 100% certainty.
Where in this letter does it state what YOU stated? Namely, that the product will be removed from the GNC shelves?
Gee, I can't find it in that letter. I can't find the certainty that you claim exists.
No shorts have come to your aid. And my bet is still on: $100 even. (BTW I also noticed you didn't prove that I owed you $100 from "last spring". Yet another lie exposed.)
And, FWIW, GNC is still selling Abloc as I type. You would think they wouldn't do that if a recall was in effect.
It's obvious to everyone, nomo, that you read the letter and JUMPED to a 100% conclusion and expressed that conclusion as FACT on this board. You were wrong for doing that. It's a typical short maneuver --- putting things in the worst possible light. Even when it comes to telling lies.
Still willing to stand by your claim? Let's make that $100 bet since I'm just as certain that you're wrong.
Well, who should come to the aid of nomo but 2 posters who are obvious aliases of nomo himself. This one (plauto1957) has a combined 7 posts in its entire history. The other one (mortyguhjnb78) has 5. Typical. Where are the in-your-face shorts such as joe, morguenna, and drum? Afraid to step in and state that the product WILL be pulled from the shelves?
I thought so. Sorry nomo --- you're on your own on this one.
Since nomo continues to run and hide from his utterance of lies about the FDA letter, I encourage his associates to step in and defend his lies, since he obviously will not. Or (most likely) cannot.
The only lie I am bothered by (the others are just his usual drivel) is the one
where nomo states that the FDA will pull Abloc from the shelves of GNC, no ifs
ands or buts. Stated with 100% certainty.
This lie bothers me because, if it were true, it would likely end this company's
existence (or at least end my involvement with the company). It is a pernicious
lie, one made with no evidence to back it up. One made up out of thin air in order
to promulgate the short attacks that are his bread and butter.
It is this kind of lie that the public sees on message boards, intentional lies meant
to deceive and scare off current and potential investors.
It is a typical lie for nomo, who clutches at the thinnest of straws and spins it into
an ironclad certainty without so much as a step-by-step logical argument that underpins
the substance and thrust of it.
"Listen here, I am nomo --- and I claim this to be true: Abloc will disappear from GNC. Believe me,
because I AM ALWAYS RIGHT."
Since nomo won't accept my wager on the truthfulness of his statement, I leave it to his associates
to come to his defense. If there is one. (And FYI -- attacking the messenger is not a defense of the
"Do I appear worried." No, you appear illiterate. And you might want to answer chet22207's question. It's a valid one.
"saying I told you so..."
And, by the way, you know how much an "I told you so" is loved by everyone. Consider yourself extremely loved.
"Has a company ever succeeded after a name change, let alone two? I can think of none, let alone a renaming of the drug."
Wow, another case of pure ignorance on display. So no company has ever succeeded after changing its name? Well, try these on for size and see if the new entity ever became successful:
"Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" === Yahoo
"Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K." === Sony
"Brad's Drink" === Pepsi Cola
"Datsun" === Nissan
"Kentucky Fried Chicken" === KFC
"Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation" === IBM
"Phillip Morris" === Altria
(and my favorite)
"Backrub" === Google
Oooh, wait. I'll bet you come back at me by saying "I meant to say no biotech companies have changed their name and become successful. Is that what you REALLY meant to say? Well, why didn't you say so? Try these, then:
"Activated Cell Therapy" === Dendreon
"Microbia" === Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
"GenPath Pharmaceuticals" === "Aveo Pharmaceuticals" === Aveo Oncology
"Applied Molcular Genetics" === Amgen
There are many others but I've made my point: you are clueless.
"Chippy likes to talk about $100 bets a lot. He still owes me $100 from last spring. We can make another bet when you pay up on that one."
LIAR. My god, man, when WILL you stop with your lies? So, let's show the world where I owe you $100 (by the way, changing the subject like this will NOT get you off from having lied this time.)
PROVE THAT I OWE YOU $100 from ANY TIME in the past!
You tell one lie to try and distract and cover up another lie. This is par for the course for you, isn't it, nomo?
You won't take my bet because you know you are WRONG. So, let's up the bet to $200. I say I'm right. Are you still right? Do you still believe your own LIE?
I love to watch a LIAR try to wriggle out of his lies --- the only way he knows is by telling others. I don't owe you any money, period. And you are a COWARD for not taking my bet as a way to stand by your own words. I ask you again: why won't you take my bet, all $200 of it? I'll bet any amount you want. Go all in with me if you wish. But you won't because you are a coward.
But nomo ALREADY knows what the FDA decision is. He has told us himself. Abloc WILL be pulled. His words. You can take it to the bank.
As I expected nomo, is a certified liar and now a coward as well --- for not standing by his own 100% assertion that Abloc will be yanked from the shelves. What's wrong nomo?? Did you suddenly realize that your proclamation is full of holes?
And I noticed he avoided taking me up on the bet --- which only shows that he's a coward, that is, someone who RUNS and HIDES when the heat is on. My bet still stands, as I'm sure as ever that the FDA will not yank Abloc. Why am I sure? Because of the nature of these voluminous letters that the FDA sends out per year, resulting in very few actual removals of product. The letter is a call for action, not a notice of removal. Second reason: the company CC on the 15th, where I'm sure they will tell investors everything they need to know, including what the company is doing to respond to the FDA letter.
But nomo likes to shoot from the hip (mouth) too soon Now he will try to backtrack what he said, but it's quite simple, so I shall repeat it for all: "Abloc will be pulled from the shelves." There's no room there for uncertainty. Nomo says it will be done. I say it won't. I'm willing to put a few bucks on the line. Nomo, the coward, runs away.
That speaks volumes, nomo.
[As to where I've been, well ... to every major bowl game since 31 December, with 2 to go. Thus the odd hour responses.]
Well well well. In his previous posts Nomo states unequivocally that Abloc will be pulled from GNC shelves. As in "will be." And for evidence he offers up the headline "Washington Post predicts Anatabloc will be pulled". Two things wrong with nomo's headline and his theory:
1) The article reference's a dude at Harvard who the WP goes to for stories like this one. And he predicted that the product will be pulled. PREDICTED. Nowhere is there any level of 100% certainty that nomo professed in his posts.
2) Further, it's not the WP doing the predicting, it's the Harvard dude. Big difference.
Once again, nomo is caught LYING on an important topic. Always trying to spin things in the most negative light possible.
Well, nomo, just to show you I'm a good sport, I will bet you $100 that the product DOESN'T get pulled. Are you willing to stand by your statement that it WILL get pulled?
Which are you: Liar, Backtracker, Spinner, and/or Coward?
For everyone else: this is very typical of how nomo rolls --- never ever trust this guy for a second.
In other words, you have zero evidence that Abloc itself will be pulled. Just another conspiracy theory based on the supposed likeness of Abloc to a workout supplement. Wow, another outstanding illogical conclusion on your part. Thanks for showing us once again how you roll.
Stepped off a plane after 9 hours incommunicado, only to see in my emails the announcement of the FDA letter to STSI. After reading many of the posts commenting on this development, herewith are some of the more believable conspiracy theories:
1) JW, using his influence in various political and gov't circles, somehow managed to keep the FDA out of "his business" until his departure from STSI, thereby throwing this hot potato to his successor.
2) Short hedge funds use their considerable influence in various circles to nudge the FDA to send this letter, perhaps even organizing a write-in campaign to complain about STSI's product in one way or another. Having been asleep at the switch on Abloc, the FDA doesn't want to be caught flat-footed if something should go awry with folks using Abloc.
3) Other shorts use their influence at the FDA to issue this letter at a very odd time of the year, thus inhibiting the company from developing a comprehensive response as many of their key players are on vacation. (I have seen many cases where shorts would publish a hit piece on a company right before a company-wide holiday, thus allowing the stock to take a big hit before the company could respond.
4) STSI officials refused to play along on the timing of the letter, keeping it under wraps for an entire week. This tactic will enable them to respond to it on "their own timeline", meanwhile angering shareholders who were not informed earlier. (Bad move on company's part, IMO).
Whatever the true course of events, shareholders should get a clear view of how the company is reacting to the letter by no later than the date of the investors' meeting in the 1st quarter. That will be a good time to ask a lot of questions that have piled up over the last 2.5 years.
There is one conspiracy theory that I wish to stomp on and that would be our friend nomo's assertion that Abloc is being pulled from the shelves of GNC. Two stores I contacted locally had heard nothing of the sort.
"The supplement version is on its way to being pulled by GNC after today's news."
Given that GNC has not yet pulled Abloc, what evidence do you have that it will be?
Thanks so much for giving us your notes from the meeting. I have attended many small company shareholder meetings in the past, and your reporting sounds very similar to what I experienced. Let me ask you if any of these topics might have been touched on at some point, and if so --- what was said?
1) Future CC's
2) Abloc expansion into other outlets (e.g., Walmart, Walgreens)
3) Satisfaction with GNC
4) Indication when thyoiditis study might be published
5) Expectations/goals for 2014
6) Other than financing, major risks facing company at the moment
7) Acceptance of Abloc in the medical community at this time
8) Trend of Abloc sales: is management concerned, ambivalent, happy?
9) Pricing changes for Abloc
10) Naked shorting of STSI stock
If any of these topics rings a bell from your notes (or other attendees' notes/memories), please indicate what was said. VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
Happy New Year!
The trades are real. To be precise, the Feb 1.5's were bought for 5 cents, the May 2.0's were bought for 5 cents, and the August 2.5's were sold for 5 cents. The quantity was roughly this way:
Feb calls + May calls = Aug calls
such that the entire trades went off at roughly a net $0.00 (outgo = income). I leave it to the astute reader who is versed in options to decipher the advantage to this type of trade.
Finally! Something solid to hang our hats on. Well done, detectives!
Seeing AF trying to defend his actions in the press will provide some good entertainment. We just need to track down a few more individuals who are/were involved.