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john_j_315 181 posts  |  Last Activity: 15 hours ago Member since: Apr 5, 2010
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  • john_j_315 john_j_315 15 hours ago Flag

    If he was so concerned about his investment that we know about here, why would he continue to employ Scott let alone compensate him so well? What seems like a lot to the world isn't much in the scheme of things for these guys and in reality we have no idea what if anything he actually paid for that position.

    Scott is still employed and doing quite nicely in light of where we are. I think that is where the focus should be. I personally think there is a very good chance all of this works. My bigger concern is figuring out what these guys are up to.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Feels like somebody has a lot to sell today

    by nyr1647 Aug 27, 2014 9:54 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 27, 2014 1:53 PM Flag

    Real time short data? First I have ever heard of that. SEC/FINRA change their reporting or something?

    MMs do short and cover as part of their normal course of business so any "speculation" of shorting activity could have some merit in that area.

    Generally however a concerted effort to short this particular stock is highly unlikely. In fact current short interest outstanding is 12,800 shares and that is actually down from 14,900 the prior reporting period - Neither of which however is significant by any regards.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Feels like somebody has a lot to sell today

    by nyr1647 Aug 27, 2014 9:54 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 27, 2014 12:30 PM Flag

    If you sold more than a few hundred shares it would drop immediately to $3.23. If you bought more than that it would jump to $3.40 and you end up paying more in fees than you would make. The only way you could play that game is to buy into someone else selling and sell into someone else buying.

    If it were as easy as that, everyone would be doing it and the opportunity wouldn't exist anymore.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    John

    by birdshooter_6 Aug 21, 2014 1:31 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 23, 2014 9:51 AM Flag

    The court argument is the only valid argument below and if you are selling or partnering the company even that is not relevant. The only other argument is to attract capital but that takes us back to the dilution issue.

    The issue with liability and disclosure is for officers and directors of the company. Not owners of the stock.

    Fees are higher in Nevada and Nevada actually is trying to emulate Delaware.

    There is also an important distinction between business that do business IN Delaware vs those that are only domiciled there.

    Does not change my original thesis.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    John

    by birdshooter_6 Aug 21, 2014 1:31 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 23, 2014 5:33 AM Flag

    Why are we in Delaware now James? What exactly did we not have in Nevada that we now have in Delaware?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    John

    by birdshooter_6 Aug 21, 2014 1:31 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 22, 2014 6:48 PM Flag

    The last sentence says it all. Sorry but If you don't get it from that then it is highly unlikely anything else I say is going to help you. You break down your investment into smaller pieces and hide your ownership in the entities holding the subsets of shares. Each piece is under the 5% reporting threshold and individually they don't trigger SEC reporting but in fact you are the beneficial owner of all of it and no one is the wiser because Delaware does not require you to report that fact.

    I am going to say it again - That many shares move in that short of a period of time in a stock like this and there should be some explaining going on.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    John

    by birdshooter_6 Aug 21, 2014 1:31 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 21, 2014 8:34 PM Flag

    john_j_315 • May 30, 2014 8:42 AM

    By the way, here is another little "tidbit" on Delaware since you are interested:

    "You’re a billionaire but you don’t want anyone, least of all the taxman, to know. What do you do? Head for a palm-fringed island paradise or a snow-covered Alpine micro-state? Wrong. The world’s most opaque jurisdictions – the ones that will best shield you and your cash from the light – are mostly in the heart of the most sophisticated and powerful global financial centres. London, Luxembourg and Zurich are in the top five most secretive jurisdictions, according the first comprehensive index of financial transparency ever compiled. Yet top of the pile, beating the British Virgin Islands, Belize or Liechtenstein as the best place to hide wealth, is Delaware. One of the smallest states in the US, it offers the best protection for anyone who does not want to disclose their identity as a beneficial owner of a company. That is one very good reason why the East Coast state hosts 50% of the US’s quoted firms and 650,000 companies – almost equivalent to one company per Delaware resident. …Delaware – the political power-base of the US vice-president, Joe Biden – offers high levels of banking secrecy and does not make details of trusts, company accounts and beneficial ownership a matter of public record. Delaware also allows companies to re-domicile within its borders with minimal disclosure, and allows the existence of privacy-enhancing “protected cell” or “segregated portfolio” companies, among many other stratagems useful for protecting the identity of those who do business there." Less

    Sentiment: Hold

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    John

    by birdshooter_6 Aug 21, 2014 1:31 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 21, 2014 3:02 PM Flag

    I am not going to badmouth any purchase by an insider (I am honestly shocked they bought any at all) but considering we had more than 600K shares move over the last three days, these are fairly meager purchases. I bought more than the CFO. And why not earlier when we started this drop? Maybe we could have avoided this recent dump altogether. Just saying.

    I also really want to know who our seller was. No Form 4? We move to Delaware and suddenly someone exits a huge position over a couple of days without even trying to manage price and there is no reporting? Who does something like that? Someone flying very close under the radar...

    While generally I am opposed to management talking out of turn here, I think this deserves some kind of attention. A few 100k here and there is one thing but a movement like this should have some scrutiny.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    What time will the selling start?

    by charles_lacey2013 Aug 20, 2014 9:48 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 21, 2014 8:57 AM Flag

    I think "sheet" was a replacement for an expletive and "the" was supposed to be "this"

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    IMHO

    by birdshooter_6 Aug 19, 2014 6:50 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 21, 2014 8:24 AM Flag

    Where is the form 4 for yesterday?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    What time will the selling start?

    by charles_lacey2013 Aug 20, 2014 9:48 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 20, 2014 2:33 PM Flag

    Look up: "Randomized controlled trial" in Wikipedia

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    What time will the selling start?

    by charles_lacey2013 Aug 20, 2014 9:48 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 20, 2014 2:28 PM Flag

    The whole point of the double blind is to avoid bias and as such, supposedly no one knows who is getting what and there would be no information anyone could use to make the determination to halt the trials. I believe that there are very strict guidelines you have to follow to make this type of study valid so I don't think deviations or modifications are allowed either.

    We were also told that the reason it was taking so long to get to full enrollment is because they were having a very high rejection rate for the candidates being submitted for the study. North of 80% if I remember right. I am not aware of any update to that but assuming all of this is legit, it explains everything.

    I am not the expert on this but this is my understanding of why we are seeing what we are seeing with the trials. At least on the surface it makes sense to me.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    What time will the selling start?

    by charles_lacey2013 Aug 20, 2014 9:48 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 20, 2014 11:17 AM Flag

    You are becoming worse than Charles the first. It is one thing to be disgruntled and another thing completely to do what you are doing. Your rants were entertaining. Now you are just annoying. Why don't you give it a rest for a while.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 19, 2014 5:29 PM Flag

    I can't believe someone dumped that many shares on the market like that. I guess having money doesn't always mean you're smart.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 19, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    Part of yesterday's volume was the same seller we've had for several weeks now, exiting for liquidity reasons. The rest most likely is tied into whoever is exiting today and I have no intel on this one. Definitely not surprising though. I think there is a lot of shareholder fatigue here. Clenching....

    Sentiment: Hold

  • john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 19, 2014 11:57 AM Flag

    Good buy.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Scott bought

    by nyr1647 Aug 18, 2014 7:14 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 18, 2014 8:08 PM Flag

    Flabbergasted....

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Scott bought some shares today

    by slumdawg2011 Aug 18, 2014 12:23 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 18, 2014 3:49 PM Flag

    High volume days are good days to buy. I bit the bullet and actually picked up some. $3.10 so right there with you.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Major swings without any news?

    by opto7825 Aug 16, 2014 11:54 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 18, 2014 2:54 PM Flag

    Believe it or not it can, it does and I would bet a lot of money it did here..

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Major swings without any news?

    by opto7825 Aug 16, 2014 11:54 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Aug 18, 2014 11:05 AM Flag

    The price went down because there are more sellers than buyers. There are more sellers than buyers in spite of good new because management has no credibility. Like I said, there is the widget and the widget maker/seller. Both are equally important. If the widget is good but not selling, that only leaves one thing as the cause. Not sure why this is such an esoteric concept for you guys.

    Sentiment: Hold

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