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nutstoobolts 363 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Jun 27, 2008
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  • nutstoobolts nutstoobolts 6 hours ago Flag

    thorough - i'm not shrewd enough to be able to value the pot'l market cap of this co., assuming the lung data comes in glowingly positive, which we'll assume for the sake of discussion it will. but i'm curious where you get 93+% positive results number from. does that mean 94 or higher? 90-92% doesn't 'cut it'? is there a reason for that number with a percentage sign after it, or did you come up with it arbitrarily? are there statistics, or a logical line of thought behind that statement on your part, and if so, what statistics, or logical reasoning??

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I Have A Question.....

    by thourough1234 14 hours ago
    nutstoobolts nutstoobolts 13 hours ago Flag

    thorough - it does not matter what volume it USED to trade at - only what volume it trades at now, based on last 10 days...a stock that trades FEWER than 100K shares has very limited appeal...hence the limited trading volume...end of discussion...

    as far as 'thinking before i speak', YOU should talk??!!...

    DO you have TRADING RULES you adhere to, and know WHAT those rules are, WHY you have them, and WHEN, and IF to break them - what mortgage underwriters call "compensating factors"...from how you talk, i doubt it.

    a famous man i know used to say - among others who said it - if you CAN'T EXPLAIN IT, THEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IT, regardless of how sure you are that you DO understand it...

    now, i KNOW you're a 'headstrong' guy - but are you at least to some degree also an intellectual guy??

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I Have A Question.....

    by thourough1234 14 hours ago
    nutstoobolts nutstoobolts 13 hours ago Flag

    thourough - for what little it's worth to you, i have certain rules regarding the stock market, developed over YEARS of trading...and one of my HARD CORE RULES is, NEVER BUY A STOCK THAT TRADES an AVG of FEWER THAN 100,000 SHARES A DAY...regardless of the appeal, NEVER DO IT!! CARDICA e-a-s-i-l-y breaks that rule, in my book...good luck with it - i personally think you're C-R-A-Z-Y on that stock!!...

    jmo...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ...MM's tried, thru ppps manipulation and shorters "bleating" aka bashing on this mb, to bring the ISR sp as low as possible, and that when it became apparent that 2.40 or so was as low as it was gonna go - trading volume dwindled as no retail holders were willing to sell anymore - that at that point - wed., yesterday - some entity came in and 'gobbled up' about 600,000 shares in 2 buys...either to add to holdings, or to start a stake...

    and, i'm guessing, that's exactly what's happening again today...'testing the waters' by dropping the pps, seeing if any 'weak hands' are left...

    and i'd imagine, not many weak hands left by now...

    jmo...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • nutstoobolts nutstoobolts 18 hours ago Flag

    shareprice - great find of Cs-131 on Presby-NY Lung Cancer page!!

    GliaSite is also referred to by NAME on Presby-NY brain/spinal cord cancer page!!

    what this should tell all of us is that the results of the LUNG TESTS will be glowingly positive!! Hospitals such as Presby-NY do NOT list treatment options on their pages - particularly a lung cancer page - and a brain cancer/spinal cancer page - to the PUBLIC - without having already successfully incorporated these protocols into their treatment options for current cancer patients!!

    the significance of the LUNG TEST DATA will not be the 'icing on the cake' as bp03 suggests, but WILL be the statement from the medical community to the INVESTMENT COMMUNITY that sends the pps of ISR up like a rocket ship!!

    FURTHERMORE, if you put Cs-131 into the search box on the hospital's home page, two mentions of Cs-131 come up - for 2 different types of cancer.

    PRESBY-NY is also cited as one of the top 6 hospitals of its kind in the country, and #1 in NY, and in the list of top hospitals in report by US News & World Report...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    ATM Credit Facility question

    by neers87 Aug 19, 2014 8:44 AM
    nutstoobolts nutstoobolts Aug 19, 2014 6:21 PM Flag

    yup too big! nothing's too big for UINS!! another 6 MIL shares on a secondary??!! SURE!! a 2nd loan on york mfg plant for 10 MIL?? only at 30 LTV now?? SURE!! another 'lender' on a 2nd-ary ATM for 15 MIL?? SURE!! it's only DEBT!! debt payments?? our share-holders will make'em!! SURE!!

    LOL!!!!!!

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...all 'zeros' from the 'zeros' on the UNIS board!...

    i'm 'pitching' a perfect game, and i haven't thrown a pitch!! it's all yin/yang!!

    i'm the "master"!!...

    LOL!!!...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...she's been invited to a high profile designers fashion show, and wants me to go with her - to help decide what she should buy, that she'll 'model' for me in future...

    tough job, but somebody's gotta do it, and i'm IT!!...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...where are the SNL crew of UNIS???...

    oh my...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • nutstoobolts by nutstoobolts Aug 19, 2014 5:48 PM Flag

    ...ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb,...

    spread all over the board!!...

    and the crowd in the stadium goes wild!!!...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...with some more pithy comments about diplomas vs certificates, LOL!!!, and whatever other #$%$ you can come up with!!...

    lay it on me!!!

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...with ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb, ntb,...

    yet again...

    well, at least the 'scarlet' (bright shade of RED - get it??) paint i'm rolling your mb walls and 'ceiling' with now is a drastic improvement over the yellow (caution) and dark gray you're seemingly using...

    oh my...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • nutstoobolts by nutstoobolts Aug 19, 2014 5:03 PM Flag

    ...that's what AS(s) paid for 1-1/4 MIL - 1,250,000 - shares of UNIS OPTIONS last september - and prob. the ONLY # he cares about...

    so, while YOU ALL are down 50% or more - HE's UP 20%!!!

    so what does he care what YOU think, assuming his options have vested by now - nearly 1 yr later!!...

    oh my...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...i closed yesterday on a 16 unit small apt. bldg. yet another investment property, with more rent $ coming in...and i'll probably close on yet another - a mixed use property - next week...

    i've already got work crews in the bldg. - carpenters, masons, plumbers, ceramic tile guys, electricians - guys who work for me on a regular, as-needed basis - doing work, bringing up to spec, upgrading where necessary - preparing the non-rented apts. for nearly immed. rental, and doing some structural work on the bldg per my appraiser's report...

    so, IF you need a place to stay because you haven't been able to pay your rent of late because of UNIS pps PLUMMET, contact me thru this yfmb, and maybe i can help...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • nutstoobolts by nutstoobolts Aug 19, 2014 4:20 PM Flag

    ...glad to see me baaaaaack??

    as in 'poltergeist'...

    "they're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack'...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...now, THIS is an active, live yfmb!!...

    oh my...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...the UNIS house is still dark, cold, with few residents, the howl of air coming through broken windows, scattered holes in the floor, and a leaky roof...

    there are repair crews on the way, locked out, looking for a way to get in, but they may have to break down the door(s), because they're locked, and no one has the keys, and even if they did, the keys are rusty and no longer work...

    and if they get in without doing too much structural damage, they'll have to clear out cobwebs in the airspace everywhere they go...

    and, one of the old residents, who thought he had a floor plan - sellitti - is nowhere to be seen...

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ...do you think it EVER gets back down to $2 pps?? i don't. what about 2.25?? highly unlikely. not impossible, but highly unlikely...

    so, if it doesn't go to the 'down' side, what does it do to the 'upside'??

    well, cancer only gets worse, by incidence, strain, and overall # of people who get it. Cs-131 would seem to be the most proven, fastest acting, least damaging radioactive isotope available, based on documented results. Oncologists have said it, and neurologists have too (brain cancer).

    so, the 2 key remaining 'frontiers' with greatest demand, other than bladder cancer and prostate cancer are, breast and lung. and all longs seem to be on 'pins & needles', waiting for an any-time-coming 'blow-out' report of test results for both those organs...

    assuming that is true - and there is no reason to assume it isn't - and all available evidence so far clearly points to the likelihood that it IS - the pps of ISR jumps $1 ps on EITHER news, and probably goes to $5 initially if BOTH come out before end of this year...

    and when - NOT IF - ISR hits the 'magical' $5 price per share where Mutual and Pension Funds can buy it - let alone hedge funds - all bets are off, as the FUND buying will quickly eat up most - if not all - of the remaining float...

    i think ALL of this happens in 1 yr or less...which would make the 2nd year, and all beyond, cause for speculation about a buy-out...

    now, most of this is speculation. but the first 3 sections of this posting, and quite possibly the 4th - are already true...

    once again, a SCREAMINGLY STRONG, WICKEDLY GOOD BUY!!!

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ...regardless of how hard shorts are trying to discourage them into it...

    volume is very thin because LONGS are holding tight...

    must be frustrating for any shorts trying to shave pennies off here, or pull pps down for some h.funds to steal their way in at lowest possible share price...

    i still expect a "sell" or two for, say 15-20,000 shares to come between MM's to drop share price say a nickel at one time...BUT there are LONGS - me included - who will simply come in and BUY THOSE artificially DUMPED SHARES right back up, and push the sp right back up as well...

    the majority of the shorts' manipulation of pps is probably over by now...

    they're running out of time between end of summer and not knowing when the "next news" item will hit...

    one ticking time bomb!...and TIME IS ON THE LONGS' SIDE!!!

    this is one SCREAMING OUT LOUD STRONG, WICKEDLY GOOD BUY!!!

    i bought again today!! if ISR goes down another 5 cents today, so what??!!!

    the ONLY THING THAT SURPRISES ME is that more aren't BUYING AGGRESSIVELY HERE and NOW!!

    i guess shorts have injected a little bit of wariness into some longs by now...hard to believe!!..

    HOW DO YOU SAY "NO" AT THIS PPS?????!!!!

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    ISR RELEASE THE DOGS

    by jimmyhbk1 Aug 19, 2014 10:01 AM
    nutstoobolts nutstoobolts Aug 19, 2014 10:10 AM Flag

    hey jimmy - you CAN'T "time" news - and i assume you're talking about a "journal" report - or news wire item - on proven efficacy of breast or lung results and data on Cs-131 treatments in cancer tests...

    the news WILL COME!! the KEY - imo - is to own as much of ISR stock as you can reasonably afford to - before the news hits - so that when it does, and the pps "sky-rockets", you're in and along for the 'ride'...

    i WILL buy more shares today...i bought 10,000 more yest. so, for 1-5 cents more or less, it does NOT make sense for me not to buy at least another 10K shares today...

    i'm already upwards of 350,000 shares combined in all accounts where i own it - with $$ still to spare...

    i own ALOT of different stocks - but few where i have as much confidence as ISR...and that includes GOOGL and AAPL!!!

    i think the price drop has been CRAZY. so, i'm simply taking advantage of it!!! your classic "V-8 moment", if yo know what i mean??!!

    ntb

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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