Hey, those were the guys ( i was one of them) who overfished the existing fish stocks to their present diminished state.
Closed brain = die of boredom.
ISRG is my most successful thus far. Ebix, CELG, GILD and Berkshire.AAPL and GOOG. I bailed out of my Chinese holdings. Went for TSLA for it's entertainment value and wonder about Space-x.
I'm a sucker for small, risky biotechs like ADXS. IONS, XON. AVXL is a long-shot with a huge potential upside, but might be a scam.
I like to spread my bets.
Any you'd recommend?
Extending the initially unsuccessful trial ( bad trial design) to long term was a relatively inexpensive, high risk, attempt to salvage the money and effort already invested in it.
I think it's premature to give up if the results aren't good.
But i concede it sure wouldn't be encouraging either
Maybe...I sold my FSYS years ago because it just kept sinking. It's an older company that comes with a lot of baggage, as i recall.
Votes don't equal veracity.
He has presented a pretty good argument with specifics. Plus he has put more effort into analyzing WPRT than anyone on this board, by far.
He has a long established vested interest here and has presented a consistently honest and realistic perspective in his point of view.
Island and Nomias just seem to be speaking their vested interest...and neither have been around very long.
He and myself have both been in this declining stock for years and are orders of magnitude under water ...
That gives us real authority...grin.
Wonder where all that lithium is going to come from? And i wonder how much of a pollution hazard the abandoned batteries will become. Lithium can really affect folks brains .
Thanks Robert; our educated peeks into alternative tech to WPRT helps with perspective and keeps this board from being quite so depressingly yawn inducing.
Your other commentary is appreciated as well.
CA also leads the nation in first imposing smog regs.
We do a lot of stuff first and the nation often follows, for better or worse.
I grew up in LA and remember riding to school every day in the '50s, wheezing with red eyes and tears running down my cheeks. The air was the color of a paper grocery sack and the average visibility was less than 100 yards many days, often less. Even though the number of vehicles has increased by multiples since then, the difference is stunning. Despite the awful damn nuisance all that smog #$%$ on our engines has imposed, it was worth it.
Being first in something worthwhile is expensive. Inevitably, mistakes will be made in the process.
Basically, we are all waiting for the price of oil to return to the norm and hoping like hell that it'll happen before WPRT goes under.
There are the other possible applications of SAP and a bit more in the pipeline to resolve before we toss in the towel too.
I don't really fear delisting or the RS.
I'm a long term investor, expect the SP to yoyo around and will wait patiently till the trial results come in.
But i sure agree that spiro needs someone else to run the business end of this and his compensation needs to be reduced to reflect the SP.
Yes JR: but bureaucracies move glacially most often and the FDA are one.
In many medical matters we are pathetically far behind other industrialized nations, yet pay roughly twice more for our higher mortality rate.
As for "leaders and innovators, yes we were and still give loud lip service to those ideals...But in reality, even the Chinese publish mashy more innovative scientific papers and file more new patents than we do by far now. They graduate a great many more scientists and engineers, and so on
Our education system is fast slipping to 3rd world standards because we keep cutting education funding and we will pay profoundly in the long run.
That's the conservative line, but it's only true in a few limited locales.
but just look at the advaxs trials that were put on hold for a year when one of the clinical trials subjects, who lived 3 years longer than expected with metastasized cancer and was then, terribly crushed in a car accident, subsequently died. Nobody dared call the hold BS.
Sablefish / black cod are deepwater fish where it's cold and dark and nothing grows very fast. They are nice and oily but bland and uninteresting eating.
Might as well go for squid which grow fast and reproduce at a great rate.
As we wipeout the otherwise sustainable fish stocks, we can only hope that the squid rush in to fill the niches.
Already, on the Pacific coast there has been an explosion of large! Holboult (ps) squid that are very aggressive and further distressing deeper water fish stocks, like the afore mentioned sablefish.
Both cod an sablefish are going to be much more difficult and cod are very slow growing. Both need cold, deep, salt water and feed sources that are more specific. The wild sablefish population has been knocked on it's #$%$ , much like cod, and i don't know if the juvenile requirements of sablefish are even documented.
A lot depends on how they taste, and that depends to a some extent on how they are fed.
In wild salmon, a lot of that satisfying red color and healthful oils comes from eating krill, pelagic red-crab and the like.
We have an ongoing disagreement with them about Salmon jurisdiction.
Here on the Pacific coast we once had so many salmon that they were routinely used for fertilizer and hog food. We had substantial salmon runs from San Diego to Alaska, getting bigger as you went up the coast. We trashed the watersheds and riparian habitat, polluted the rivers, then sucked them dry, and now only a pathetic token remnant are left.