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o08o.ugh64w 860 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 47 minutes ago Member since: May 13, 2011
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  • Much higher today than usual.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w 2 hours 51 minutes ago Flag

    Interesting blurb from Dec 22 Fortune magazine:

    The most important data point in farming used to be the weather. Today, precision agriculture - the use of sensors and software on field equipment - gives farmers exacting intelligence about their crops during harvest. The information is clearly valuable. But who owns it: the farmer, the landowner, the software maker, the combine manufacturer? In November a group of major industry players - from the National Corn Growers Association to Deere, Dow DuPont, and Monsanto - established principles to clarify the issue. Farmers shall own and control the data, they agreed, and tech providers must receive explicit consent to collect, access, and use it. The accord suggests that data issues have been a sticking point for farmers eyeing an equipment upgrade - and demonstrates that there's economic value in the numbers. On the farm, not every cash cow goes "moo." - Andrew Nusca

  • If you are doing anything underhanded at this time, you can be certain that there will be a shareholder lawsuit filed against you personally and the entire board for breach of fiduciary duty (that can be used against you much more easily than you speak of doing it). I'm guessing that there is already sufficient evidence to justify it today, however as we are on the brink of setting things right, I think shareholders are more interested in welcoming Wise and the new leadership of OUR company. Despite all of your mud slinging, with one presentation, Wise has provided more than enough to show he has a plan, the vision of how to make it happen, the immediate goals, and the right people to do it.

    How's the day trading going Frank? That's the first piece of evidence that will be used against you when I petition to be lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against you for breach of fiduciary duty. What corporate officer would be so brazen to take company/shareholder money, play investment banker with it, and then lose 50% of it in one year? What board would be so stupid to approve doing that? The amount that you took to "invest" was even more than the amount raised with the secretly concocted convertible preferred share offering - wasn't it Frank? So, if you didn't take the $2 million to day trade with, there was really no necessity to raise money with the convertible preferreds - was there?

    It's my hope that once Terence takes over, we sue your butt and invalidate the convertible preferreds, holding you and prior board members (excluding Terence since you did it behind his back) responsible.

    Oh, one last thing, be prepared to liquidate whatever you've invested OUR money in for your day trading escapades - we're going to be taking it all back on January 2.

  • Reply to

    ATEA

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 12, 2014 2:38 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w 5 hours ago Flag

    I am going to make a prediction that within the next two months, the company will be doing a secondary share offering of $3 million to $5 million worth of shares. I think this will be how they will get to the necessary level of shareholder equity. Zack has certainly come to the realization that he cannot simply keep injecting money. If he believes in the long-term, then he's going to have to sacrifice some portion of ownership to keep the company alive and meeting Nasdaq listing requirements.

    I personally do not see the necessity for maintaining the listing from both a cost perspective as well as an operational one. Shares could go OTC until enough of a turnaround has taken place to justify uplisting back. Zack obviously has some reason against that.

    In any case, I think that either a secondary offering is coming, or they are working on a buyout or equity sale maybe to Cap Gemini. I think these are the only things they could have said to Nasdaq to get them to allow the extension at this point. Do you have thoughts on other possible scenarios?

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w 7 hours ago Flag

    Bummer...should have bought some of each at Thanksgiving.

    Both Swenson plays, gave indications to buy, but I didn't. I guess cheap oil/low float launched AIRT and now Biglari buying more of each.

  • o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w 22 hours ago Flag

    I have better things to do with my time than indulge someone such as yourself.

  • You have less than two weeks to continue wasting OUR money.

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    Lack of Insider Buying

    by elangsam1 Dec 16, 2014 9:59 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 17, 2014 8:07 AM Flag

    If these guys were enriching themselves with ridiculous unjustified salaries like the bozos running FLL, I would be more inclined to agree with you. However, this management team is running a tight ship including their pay and are showing the proof of their efforts in the results. I give them a pass for not purchasing more. But again, I think we'll continue to see Shaunnessy and Sherlock buying with some regularity going forward.

  • Reply to

    ATEA

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 12, 2014 2:38 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 17, 2014 7:33 AM Flag

    No, I will not play the game possibly getting stuck.

    I think over the next two weeks we're going to have much better/safer bouncers emerge.

  • Reply to

    HERO

    by who_gnu_1235 Dec 17, 2014 12:43 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 17, 2014 7:28 AM Flag

    I just came here to post as it hit my reports this morning.

    My concern is that we're looking at another END.

    On top of that the oil situation makes me think that worse is yet to come. I say it closes 2014 at sub-$1.00 - it's a trap now more than ever. Let's see CEO and CFO buy 100,000+ shares each first.

    Be careful.

  • Reply to

    Lack of Insider Buying

    by elangsam1 Dec 16, 2014 9:59 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 11:28 PM Flag

    Sherlock purchases shares fairly regularly once or twice a year.

    Shaunnessy has only been with the company two years, and he has purchased 5000 shares twice, last time being March this year. I suspect he'll buy some again between now and March coming up.

    Also note, Shaunessy has options for 200,000 shares at 82 cents which are now all exercisable and vested - which I'm sure probably has some influence over his decision whether to additionally buy shares in the open market or not.

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    KTOS

    by who_gnu_1235 Dec 16, 2014 7:52 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 9:21 PM Flag

    I looked at it last year around this time when insiders were buying and considered it, didn't buy, and then missed the January bounce. I saw the Form 4s yesterday, this morning as well as from Dec 1. However, my hesitation is the same as last year - the financials are pretty poor and I don't see the turnaround - the analyst estimates look like they are lost compared to what the company is posting. I see lots of debt and negative tangible book value.

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    Just took in the mail and...

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:20 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 6:12 PM Flag

    if you have any questions that you want an official answer to, you can call Innisfree - their number is on the back page of Terence's pamphlet.

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    Just took in the mail and...

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:20 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 6:05 PM Flag

    Correct, you only need vote FOR one slate on it's appropriate proxy and can throw away the other. Go to proxyvote website and use the id number from the gold proxy (on the right side in the rectangle box with the arrow pointing to it) and then it will pull up the correct voting slate.

  • 20 cents/share vs. 9 cents/share

    buy on any continued weakness or tax selling.

    semi-annual dividend of 24 cents/share is coming in a few weeks.

  • Reply to

    ATEA

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 12, 2014 2:38 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 4:18 PM Flag

    news posted - extension to March granted.

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    Just took in the mail and...

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:20 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:52 PM Flag

    I know how you feel ... I think the value-oriented guys are taking a disproportionate amount of the heat with the tax selling and the wild gyrations the market is going through this past week. Just trying to keep my head on straight and take advantage of the situation at the expense of folks who are just tossing their shares.

  • Reply to

    Just took in the mail and...

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:20 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:32 PM Flag

    Good job...just voted mine on the website as well. I have two accounts with shares, so I'm expecting another, probably tomorrow.

    I've decided that I'm going to jump in and take lots of shares this week and next week if tax sellers and crazy short sellers want to play games. Shares are now below cash value - what a joke!

  • Reply to

    Just took in the mail and...

    by o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:20 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Dec 16, 2014 2:26 PM Flag

    Oh, and look, there's also another packet with a white proxy card - which went into the trash bucket.

  • a nice packet with a GOLD proxy came.

    Tick-Tock Frank.

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