" Some people will worry about anything and everything while others should worry more. But what does worry accomplish?"
Oh My! lol. Mr. dan...your previous posts showed your concern (worry) for folks voting for politicians that will take your freedoms away. What does scripture say about freedom? "What the Son has set free is free INDEED." You are already free as a believer. What did Jesus say about worrying, and yet you say "others should worry more." You sound like a worry wart to me. Have a worry free day scs_dan....and many more, because your worry about others' voting habits is really just a waste of your time. Have a great day.
This is just the way banks operate. An old quote "Ice water runs in a banker's veins", has never been truer. It is easy to figure out what happened. Capitalism requires people to spend money and consume or the system collapses. Honesty has never been a requirement of capitalism...only greed is a requirement. Bankers had observed that when interest rates were high, people eventually couldn't borrow, and that wasn't good for banking. This is what happened during Carter/Nixon time when inflation and interest rates went ballistic but Volker curbed the speculation by raising them high enough, the game stopped. The new younger bankers saw a different game to play once interest rates started going down. They realized they could not make the same return...9% on a $50K home, and found it more lucrative to bring interest rates down to say 5%, but then pump real estate up so that the old $50K home is now $100K and they make more money. The banks, mortgage institutions, real estate brokers, appraisers, and yes the buyers all had a role, as it is always in the interest of a real estate broker to sell a house for more money, as their brokerage fee increases in dollar terms as the price of home increases and yet they do no more work for the money. The same is true for title companies. The real estate salesperson wants the offer to close, knows brokers who will lend, helps the buyer negotiate the paperwork and the banks play along as they in turn sell the new paper to other institutions. None of the big boys go to jail, but they do pay fines, but a 16 billion dollar fine pales to insignificance compared to the profits they made before the collapse. After the collapse, when democrats tried to put put restrictions on bank practices, the right wing free marketeers fought tooth and nail to water down anything that might restrict bank corruptions, so we are really back in line to see it all happen again. Enjoy.
"By the way, the scientists pictured in the Huffington Post article don't look very frightened to me."
You are correct in that there is no "terror" on their faces...However, I hope you would concede that they don't look exactly happy? That being said, you probably don't look too frightened right now either, but as you dwell upon your own death as you get older, your facial expressions may change from what they were when you were a child. Even as a child, you were on a march toward your last breath, but until one begins to face it, usually one doesn't show much anxiety. Have a good day.
Very nice pics and comments from scientists regarding climate change, so Mr. Shores should be delighted on reading it. Anyhow, try googling huffingtonpost 8/25 climate change and then scroll down to Photographer captures Scientists' Frightened Responses.. The facial black and white photos are cool. Not warming.
Can you please elaborate on Nanoligix being on the cusp of dynamic sales? Dynamic sales to whom and at what amounts? I am not bashing, but it does seem that you are being a "high end" pumping person. Can you provide me with past revenues, sales, and fulfilled forecasts? Can you please provide me with a valid reason for stalled shareholder meetings and lack of financial reporting? If as YOU claim, NNLX is on verge of dynamic sales, then you should be able to provide previous sales figures showing strong increases in sales....say for the last 4 quarters. If you can't provide this info, then your post is nothing more than a pump with proof of nothing.
I don't think the company is going very far, and when is now. For all this super diagnostic stuff that NNLX is supposed to be about, there have been far far too many years of little to no sales resulting in little company growth and no profits. Within a few short years, probably Samsung or Apple will have a program app on your smart phone whereby you breathe on your phone and it will give you a diagnosis in a few seconds. Technology is changing faster than Bret can put a new shingle on his house. This is an industry that takes quick delivering on promises. NNLX's position in rapid disease detection will be history before long, and Bret just took too long and was too stubborn to realize that what he needed marketing by people far far better than NNLX has ever had.
The funny thing is, Bret could post that sales for the first six months generated $20k, and nobody on this board is going to panic and sell because of the news. Apparently, he is holding back with earnings announcements year after year, because he is afraid it will have a negative effect. What can be any more negative than a yearly low? Bret and his family may be secure with no financials disclosed, because they already know them. Bret doesn't have to disclose a single customer's name....just release the figures and let the chips fall where they may. It seems obvious that sales figs stink, or he would have posted them in bold print. Tell us the truth, Bret, even if it isn't what we want to hear. Sad.
This was the problem the GOP handed Obama, and he bit on the bait..hook, line, and sinker. He caved in to the GOP demand that there would be no single payer option, and yet after doing that, not one GOP vote went his way on the AHCA. The remedy to zap the young is simple. National sales tax for healthcare and single payer option. Every time you buy something, you help purchase healthcare. This covers everyone and is similar to what happens in the real civilized industrialized world. Of course, you can increase taxes on the naughty items and earmark that tax for healthcare fund. This make people buying cigarettes pay additional into the healthcare fund. The same could be for booze. People then still have their choice to do as they please, but no choice as far as funding a national healthcare system. Of course, this is totally opposed by the drug and insurance companies, because they would be the biggest losers.
"keembo, you sound skeptical about "big money" controlling things, and yet you have no problem with big government controlling our society."
I don't know where you come to those conclusions, but again, people come to different conclusions from different information. I agree that I am skeptical about "big money" controlling things. Love Canal was about big money controlling things (including controlling the govt institutions that made local laws.) "Big money" controlled the devolution of public transportation, as Ford and Gm took over the industries and shut down streetcars in Los Angeles decades ago. They even paid fines for doing it. Are you seeing a pattern of "big money" controlling things? When they control politicians, it is still the same private big money doing it, but successfully doing it by the purchase of politicians. If you don't like government and what they do, follow the money. If you think drugs are expensive compared to the costs in the rest of the world..follow the money..Who has the most lobbyists in Washington? You blame it on the elected officials, but those officials are stooges of "big money." Do you think the tea party would be where it is without the Koch brothers? Their products cost more, because they spend money to buy influence that requires more purchasing of their products. I have plenty of skepticism in govt. solutions, because those making the decisions are bought and paid for by private money. We have govt. "of the money, by the money, and for the money."
I am not sure what "engery" is lakeed, but I do agree that solar power as well as fuel cell technology will be strong in the future, but as long as the "big" money is involved in oil/gas, then that is what will control the market for some time. Eventually, of course, they will be relegated to the trash heap of history provided man hasn't destroyed himself first. Fossil fuels will run out..that is a given..Peoples' demands will increase for electricity, so something must produce it. Nuke power is too dangerous, as proper storage of waste was supposed to have been a solved problem by 1960. So much for scientific minds and their predictions. Solar will be a bit funny, because individual houses, all off grid won't let big money utilities control the masses. I agree it is a correct direction, and storage isn't as much of a problem as people think, but utilities don't want to go that direction or eventually they would be forced to lower rates significantly which is an abhorrence to capitalism. Time will tell, but it will be a long uphill grind for the solar industry unless some people like Gates, Buffett, Slim, and a few others of the heavyweights decide to make a go of it on their own, as they have enough money to shake up even the politicians.
The average amount of electricity consumed per residential home here is far far less than used elsewhere, but the reason for that is strictly money. I don't know anyone with incandescent lighting. My kwh usage is far far lower than when in Oregon. People would use and install AC, but they don't want to pay the electric rate. As I said...it is a game manipulated by the influential wealthy. It is really sad, as Hawaii is known as a state that is not pro business, but nearly every small business owner will tell you that if they didn't pay these exorbitant electric bills, they would hire more help. My friend owns a small health food store in town and his electric bill is over ten thousand bucks a month where in another state, it would be about three thousand. I can't imagine what the county buildings use up in electricity to keep all that space air conditioned 24/7, but at least on several buildings now there are large solar arrays. My other friend is off grid and does own Tesla car and electric motorcycle. However, now the road lobby is looking at a way to tax the electric cars per mile driven, as they still wear down roads and at present don't pay taxes. However, owning an electric car here without being off grid is foolish, except there are a couple of places, one in WalMart parking lot that lets them be charged for free. I sure all the other poor walmart shoppers enjoy subsidizing those rich folks' electric cars.
Our situation here is purely political. About 40-50% of all electricity generated on big island is generated from geothermal. However, state law says that regardless of how the power is generated, the charge is tied to cost of oil generated electricity. That is why Puna geothermal can generate electricity at a cost of $.07/kwh and yet after the utility company HELCO, buys from them, they can charge over $.40/kwh. They load the PUC (who is supposed to be consumer advocate). Helco prefers high cost generation, as then they can go to the PUC and claim they are entitled to profit, so grant another rate increase. Puerto Rico and Guam, 2 other islands dependent upon oil generated electricity have residential rates half of this island. That way HELCO can pay their executives film star wages. It doesn't matter whether there is republican or democratic governors, they all do the same.
Mr. Shores is correct in that off grid makes sense. The real problem is that a very very low percentage of folks could afford the good batteries and solar panels and dependeable inverter. The solar contractors won't do off grid apps, as they can't get loans for them. They don't even know how to do them, but few folks have an extra twenty to thirty thousand and knowledge to do it themselves, although they would be better off.
A lot of this depends on where you live and how sleazy your utility company has become. I would dream of $.15/kwh but on the island we live on our billing is based on over $.40 kwh. This is because the utility company has stacked the PUC commission with former utility company officers. It is a huge rip off. Solar is well worth having here. The utility company screws solar users over and over. First, they do let you hook to the grid in "most" places but if solar is producing too much, they won't give you credit at all for the power you produce. For most grid attached users, the utility company will only give you credit for power produced for the amount you actually use, so if you produce twice what you use, they just cut back on their generators and let you provide for your neighbors without solar and get nothing in return, even though they charge you a base fee just for being hooked up,. Smart people are buying "Edison" batteries or Ferrous Nickel batteries from China, which last 100 years with little maintenance but expensive up front costs. Edison's electric car still runs on the original battery. It is amazing how technology which takes away from big money is stuffed in the closets...hopefully to not be brought to light.
Not only did BS say the down would hit 5000 or perhaps 3000, it was all going to happen in 2008 or 2009. 5 years later, all has changed. The Dow is at 3 times plus the low that BS predicted. Next thing you know, he will be saying that the ebola virus is all in your mind. Oh well....to each his/her own.
"That is why this stock is a speculative investment Keembo ."
No...not reporting has nothing to do with being speculative. The stock price isn't low because the stock is speculative...it is low because of non reporting. People could say that Amazon is speculative, because it has never turned a profit, has a high price and lots of sales, but fails to turn a profit. That is why Amazon is speculative. Failure to report is nothing more than failing to report. You are correct that now that NNLX has gone on record with very very little reporting, anyone buying the stock is needing to really speculate and gamble, because they are investing without much information. Stating that you are going to show your product off at various exhibits and then have zero followup of results from showing product except news of salespeople in different countries having some sort of agreement (non disclosed) or sales figures is ridiculous.
Having wonderful news about a product and yet zero news regarding its acceptance and sales figures makes having wonderful news a meaningless waste of newsprint. It is like telling someone that this subdivision has beautiful lots that have terrific views, nice golf courses within, and is in a crime free area of a county, and yet the lots have been for sale for years and there is no sales figures available and nobody has built in the subdivision. How can you ever expect PPS to increase when there is ZERO news regarding sales???? Even if a company in not profitable, but it has plenty of sales of the products (Amazon is an example), investors have somewhat of an idea what is going on. If a CEO wants to keep investors totally in the dark except for news about attending conferences or exhibits and news of sales people in other countries and patents approved in them, why would anyone expect the PPS to increase? "Show me the beef." The only people that seem to know anything are the CEO's family, and they aren't talking. Not a good sign.
Nice try..God didn't have to come from anywhere. He has and always will be,. You said you don't believe in magic, but as an atheist, you have to believe in something magical. You believe the universe was created from nothing, by nothing and then created everything, and that it was done by a magical explosion when nothing existed to explode. Nice try.