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Golly, who knew?
I have trouble making sense of the safety standards. Drug ads on TV often warn against long list of "don't take this drug if" counter-indications and possible side effects, many of which sound highly serious and even frightening. It makes me wonder how those products got approval. All I can think of is that drugs for extremely serious conditions get more leeway, compared with those for something like erectile dysfunction that is not a matter of life and death. Plausible?
I've had some fun here making mocking Billy, but I regret that now. It's become obvious in the last couple of days that he is a person with very real problems. The appearance of the "freetoquestionu" doppelganger is genuinely troubling, and very sad.
Good fun is one thing, but it's clear now that Billy's situation is nothing to be made fun of, and I wish that I hadn't. These matters are no joke, and I should have stopped before now.
My bad, Billy. I hope you get the help you need, and although you will find it impossible to accept, I say that with all sincerity.
As for any further back-and-forth, I'm including myself out.
Living in mom's basement will do that to you... (Kidding!)
Regardless, Billy's problem is not that he's stupid, because he isn't. He's plenty smart, but he's also obsessive -- and that can be a bad combination. Billy is smart enough to see the range of possibilities in a situation, but he is very poor at assigning realistic probabilities to them.
For obsessives, the merely possible, even just barely possible, is seen as likely. Then they become convinced it's a certainty, and that people who don't see it that way are co-conspirators out to manipulate and hide the truth. Those people and their activities -- involving secret multiple IDs, say, or vicious hatred of racial/ethnic minorities -- must be exposed for all to see.
Billy is interested in verifying positions, because he thinks that would ferret out individuals using multiple IDs. He thinks multiple IDs matter because he thinks those could allow a few individuals to appear to be many, and to profit by moving the stock price with their posts.
That this is occurring is extremely unlikely, but the idea has become one of his obsessions. When there is some negative event, or when the stock price falls for whatever reason, Billy sees expressions of angst and discouragement on this board as manipulative attempts to drive the price down even further. I don't recall him making accusations about pumping when someone gets ebullient over news or an up move in the share price -- and that bias is the only thing that makes me suspect he may actually own some shares.
Ha-ha! Billy never disappoints, does he? It's just too funny.
So, after all this rigamarole we finally get to crunch time -- and Billy folds up like a cheap card table in the rain. He's been claiming that a WHOLE HOST of IDs are duplicates. BATCHES of them! But now he's spitting and sputtering and hiding behind Steve, on the absurd pretext that the question at issue somehow depends upon that ONE particular individual.
It's so bogus and stupid, you can only laugh.
So, we leave it right where it stands: Billy is just a bizarre troll who doesn't own any shares.
But it's OK, because THAT's entertainment!
(btw, I own 70k shares, and I can prove it.)
Nonsense. You've been peddling your multiple-ID claim for months, now people are willing to see it tested, and you want to run and hide behind Steve. How pathetic can you get?
Time to man-up, Billy. Let's see the share counts, and who posts theirs and who doesn't. If your multiple-ID claim is vindicated, you will gain new stature. If it isn't, you can admit you were wrong and everybody moves on. But if you refuse to post you will show yourself to be exactly what I think you are.
I'm going to post on this board, after Billy does. Let's keep the whole record in one place.
That thread is going to get pretty long, so best that he starts a new one when he posts his share count.
OK with me, but you need to describe how the accuracy of the reported share count will be demonstrated. Once that's specified and agreed to, it would be a nice gesture of good faith if you would go first.
OK, I'll try again.
How many NEPH shares do you own, Billy? (If that's confusing, here's a tip: Your broker can give you the number.)
Extra-Credit Bonus Question: What's your average cost per share? (Broker has that, too!)
Extra-Extra-Credit Bonus Question: How does candidate Clinton spell her first name?
Thanks, and have a great day!
Nah, he's not going to say how many shares of NEPH he owns, and there'd be no reason to believe whatever number he might claim, anyway. Myself, I'd put his over-under at 250 shares. I suspect he fancies himself a player because he owns about fifty bucks worth of shares in a half-dozen or so companies, and his life consists of sitting in mom's back bedroom and trolling the discussion boards under that many different IDs. (But that's just my guess, and no offense intended.)
Anyway, it's too funny, but that's what makes it OK. Somebody needs to provide the entertainment around here, and it might as well be him. You go, Billy!
There's a possibility that you will get hit by a car and killed on your way home. The question is probability, not possibility. If there was no possibility of non-approval, do you actually think you could buy the stock for seven bucks and change? You want that kind of certainty, go load up on Apple shares.
Update: I posed a simple question to Billy, and looking at his responses below it appears that I accidentally hit a nerve. Oh, dear. Or maybe civility is just not Billy's strong suit. (You can't insult me, Billy, but don't let that stop you. I have to get my laughs where I can.)
Now, I'm just an amateur, but it would seem to me that a stock market mastermind like Billy would welcome bashers because they might depress the stock price, creating an opportunity for him to load up more cheaply. And I'd think he'd welcome pumpers, because they might create bubbles that our resident guru (blessed be his name) could profit from on the short side. But Billy just doesn't seem to be the welcoming sort, to say the very least.
But, then, I'll be the first to admit that I'm probably wrong about all of this, every bit of it. Maybe Billy doesn't even own any NEPH shares. It's a puzzlement that I resolve through endless vacillation. On the one hand, by claiming to be a NEPH shareholder he makes an argument against his own intelligence, while on the other hand it could provide him with a good excuse for why he's so irritable. But in the end, I don't really care as long as he continues to be entertaining.