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theblackraven08 191 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 17, 2014 3:56 PM Member since: Apr 2, 2008
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  • Reply to

    Question to Raven

    by jswinning Sep 17, 2014 1:58 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 17, 2014 3:56 PM Flag

    I'm not short, now or ever. I don't like the practice of it (in theory or otherwise).
    But, I am betting against DVAX here, just not in the way which you (and others) have surmised.

    We all take what we can stand. I took my lumps and had enough, I suppose when you are ready you'll do the same. Call it a learning curve.
    The hand writing is on the wall here, no matter what "language" one writes and speaks in. The ones who don't "see it" are the ones that DON'T WANT to "see it". I'm just a voice that irritates and no one wants to listen to, so be it.
    It will prove itself out in time; I'll still be talking at the point when the cards start folding here.
    I am certainly not in any position where what happens with this issue can hurt me, damage me, or even give me worse lumps than what I already took.
    I think that should be enough for you; thanks for the interest.

  • Just found this, thought you might like it perhaps.
    Whoever ends up buying or merging with DVAX, they'll have to wrestle it away from the 8000 lb gorilla, GSK.
    From the AP (Associated Press).....

    Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

    Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into flu shots, other vaccines

    Associated Press
    By Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer
    46 minutes ago

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

    CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies.

    The nation's biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor's office to protect themselves against the flu, pneumonia and other illnesses. In fact, nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in non-medical settings like drugstores or worksite clinics.

    But this push by retailers muscles into an area of health care that was once largely the domain of the family doctor. And that stirs some concern from doctors who want to stay tuned into the health of their patients and keep track of who has received a vaccine.

    Doctors often use flu shot appointments to ask patients about chronic conditions such as diabetes they may be treating, said Dr. Robert Wergin, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

    "That relationship, knowing the patient, that's important," he said, adding that many doctor offices have worked to become more convenient by offering same-day appointments for flu shots.

    The article continues, but I have provided enough food for thought here. You can always search up the article.

  • theblackraven08 by theblackraven08 Sep 16, 2014 12:51 PM Flag's more than just some halfwitted hunch right now; the share price is telling you what you need to know.
    Will you listen to it?
    When it hits, it'll be too late and you know it.
    The CEO buys 25K shares, out of pocket, but yet he won't give you the more important thing that you're seeking (an update to what is going on with Heplisad). Why?
    Pretty soon in November, you'll be getting another update on the loss situation; you know what they are going to say about that. A loss is a loss, is a loss.
    But what IS coming between now and then? Somebody seems to know, but I wonder.......

  • Reply to

    Do I see $1.25 coming ?

    by kentwu28 Sep 16, 2014 11:58 AM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 16, 2014 12:38 PM Flag

    The sound of, "feet going for the door" is getting louder and more obvious, at this point; that SHOULD be a clue.
    Have they used that R/S yet??? Now, where DID they put that R/S???

  • Is it looking like a throwaway yet? He's down like what? 10 cents?
    My, my; what DID he KNOW to make such a "winning" move?
    Sadly, how many of you here might have been swayed to buy or buy more because of Earle's 25K throwaway ticket??

  • Reply to

    The penny dance

    by strongbuy06 Sep 12, 2014 4:17 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 16, 2014 10:23 AM Flag

    Lower and lower and lower still; aren't you "seeing" it clearly yet?

  • I found this (below):

    daletrodder • 9 hours ago Flag

    Found Report - GSK to double - PennyStocksWeekly

    seems plausible

    Wasn't there some dope posting that same type of junk here, just last week?
    Then after a couple of saucy replies, they deleted the thread.
    Seems like the guy that posted it is trying to "work both sides of the street".
    (Not really a surprise in the financial world nowadays)

  • Reply to

    The penny dance

    by strongbuy06 Sep 12, 2014 4:17 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 12, 2014 10:43 PM Flag

    This "penny dance" you refer to has been going on a lot longer than the time it would take to enact and recover from a reverse split of shares (takes about 1-2 months).

    The PPS erosion has been going on since January at least. Wouldn't you image that is also a sign of "deeper problems" with this company and stock? It surely could be.

    I have yet to see a stock with a price SO LOW that there isn't some low-price-chasing-fool that will not say, "that price is too low for me to take a chance on." More often than not, the fool says, "At that price, I CAN'T POSSIBLY LOSE!!!"

    "Gee, now, I forget, which hand did the company have that hammer in, again? Oh well, I'll just take a chance an hopefully I'll be out before the hammer flies."


  • Reply to

    The penny dance

    by strongbuy06 Sep 12, 2014 4:17 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 12, 2014 10:30 PM Flag

    You make this sound like some decayed tooth, or a remodeling job, or a C-section baby delivery.
    "Let's get this thing over with and get back to the GOOD OLE DAYS!"

    Why haven't they used it already?
    Why don't they use it now? The share price STILL isn't low enough?????? Yeah, "as if".

    How could enacting an R/S be just some routine move which would be more preferable than selling the company off to for almost nothing (and $1.41 ain't really that far away from nothing)?
    Puzzling, huh?

    I think she gets a whole lot worse, before she gets a whole lot better.

    You (obviously) missed the discussion here, months ago where someone on the board provided a link to a study which found that MOST of the companies which undergo an R/S are NOT still around 3 years after the RS event.

    What, EVER, do you think could be coming which could be so bad that it would require the need for a reverse split of shares (ordered and approved, MONTHS ago, by the way)?
    And how could they have possibly looked so far down the road from last Spring (or before) and forseen the possible need for a reverse split of shares? A lucky guess? A belt and suspenders strategy?

    Companies and management DO know things in advance of their hapless shareholders, you know.
    And company shareholders are ALWAYS the last ones let in on the joke.
    Every company also has at least 2 hands; one which they hold up in front of you to ensure that they have your complete attention. Some one of the other hands holds the hammer; and "somehow", shareholders never seem to see that hammer coming. It is SO too easy for them (honestly).

    You see, an ordered and approved RS is more than just some facial blemish, or remodeling job, or a cranked-out molar.
    It's a sign, a premonition, a forewarning that SOMETHING BIGGER IS WRONG; something deeper inside, something more intrinsic and fundamental.

    Once you take an RS out and use it, well, I don't think the toothpaste just goes back into that tube that easily.

  • Reply to

    2 million

    by outboard.jack Sep 10, 2014 3:06 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 10, 2014 4:18 PM Flag

    I don't think that is quite OJ was referring to; but, nonetheless, your point is correct also.

  • Reply to

    2 million

    by outboard.jack Sep 10, 2014 3:06 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 10, 2014 4:17 PM Flag

    A little odd isn't it?
    2MM shares that showed as "green volume" and yet, no movement reaction in the PPS?
    It should have a rocket like effect on the price within that 3 minute interval; and yet?
    It couldn't have been a "dark pool trade" either, because those are (supposedly) not seen by you or I.
    Should it make you excited or a little nervous? Hard to tell on that one.
    "Funny things", the things that happen here......

  • theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 9, 2014 5:23 PM Flag

    Yes, Penny Stodks weekly.
    It's a notification that DVAX will erode to 1 penny within "weeks" of time.
    Once it hits the "1 penny" mark, DVAX will then double....... to 2 pennies......... ;-)

  • Reply to


    by strawhatjoe Sep 8, 2014 11:10 AM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 8, 2014 12:32 PM Flag

    Calm is a good description.
    Storm? Perhaps somewhere in here; it is September afterall.
    The market has been trading quite nicely all through the Spring and Summer, which is at least somewhat unusual. I would think that the market will have to pay it back somewhere in here (September or October).
    There is enough turmoil going on in the world presently for some type of source for market calamity.
    I would expect at least a normal market correction.

    DVAX, calm. Yeah, I suppose that is fitting. Calm, but with an obvious descending trend line (which goes back months).

    If the market blows up a storm of decline, it will be like the tide pulling out (and down) on all boats. The bad aspect about that, is that it would allow an opportunity for any of those trying to unwind their positions here to do so faster and at larger quantity.
    Right now, it seems that "someone" is trying to slip out of the door quietly, a little at a time and without trying to raise the alarm; any sort of "storm" might allow that "someone" to move shares faster and with a larger shovel.
    At any rate, there are still about 50-ish days left in this period (September / October) to go. I suppose we will just have to wait and see what shapes up.

  • Reply to

    The idea of "offshoring vaccines"........

    by theblackraven08 Sep 6, 2014 7:09 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 6, 2014 7:13 PM Flag

    List continues:

    Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, and W-135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. (Menveo)
    MenHibrix GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (MenHibrix)
    Meningococcal Groups (A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diptheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine Sanofi Pasteur, Inc (Menactra)
    Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine, Groups A, C, Y and W-135 Combined Sanofi Pasteur, Inc (Menomune-A/C/Y/W-135)
    Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent Merck & Co, Inc (Pneumovax 23)
    Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein) Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Prevnar)
    Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein) Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Prevnar 13)
    Poliovirus Vaccine Inactivated (Monkey Kidney Cell) Sanofi Pasteur, SA (IPOL)
    Rabies Vaccine Sanofi Pasteur, SA (Imovax); Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Ltd (RabAvert)
    Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (Rotarix)
    Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent Merck & Co, Inc (RotaTeq)
    Rubella Virus Vaccine Live Merck & Co, Inc (Meruvax II)
    Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live Sanofi Pasteur Biologics Co (ACAM2000)
    Tetanus & Diphtheria Toxoids, Adsorbed Massachusetts Public Health Biologic Lab (No Trade Name)
    Tetanus & Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed for Adult Use Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. (Decavac); Sanofi Pasteur, Ltd. (Tenivac)
    Tetanus Toxoid Sanofi Pasteur, Inc
    Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed Sanofi Pasteur, Inc
    Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed Sanofi Pasteur, Ltd (Adacel); GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Boostrix)
    Typhoid Vaccine Live Oral Ty21a Berna Biotech, Ltd (Vivotif)
    Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine Sanofi Pasteur SA (Typhim Vi)
    Varicella Virus Vaccine, Live Merck & Co, Inc (Varivax)
    Yellow Fever Vaccine Sanofi Pasteur, Inc (YF-Vax)
    Zoster Vaccine, Live Merck & Co, Inc (Zostavax)

  • Reply to

    The idea of "offshoring vaccines"........

    by theblackraven08 Sep 6, 2014 7:09 PM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 6, 2014 7:11 PM Flag

    List continued:

    Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine Sanofi Pasteur, Ltd (Pentacel)
    Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Sanofi Pasteur, SA (ActHIB); GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, S.A., (Hiberix)
    Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine (Meningococcal Protein Conjugate) Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (PedvaxHIB)
    Haemophilus b Conjugate (Meningococcal Protein Conjugate) and Hepatitis B (Recombinant) Vaccine Merck & Co, Inc (Comvax)
    Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Havrix); Merck & Co, Inc (Vaqta)
    Hepatitis A Inactivated and Hepatitis B (Recombinant) Vaccine GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Twinrix)
    Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) Merck & Co, Inc
    Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Merck & Co, Inc (Gardasil), GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Cervarix)
    Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent CSL Limited; MedImmune LLC; ID Biomedical Corporation of Quebec; Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited; Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.
    Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1 (for National Stockpile) Sanofi Pasteur, Inc
    Influenza Virus Vaccine, Quadrivalent, Types A and Types B MedImmune, LLC (FluMist Quadrivalent)
    Influenza Virus Vaccine, Trivalent, Types A and B CSL Limited (Afluria); ID Biomedical Corp of Quebec (FluLaval); GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Fluarix); Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Ltd (Fluvirin); Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Inc. (Agriflu); Sanofi Pasteur, Inc (Fluzone); MedImmune, LLC...
    Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine, Inactivated, Adsorbed Intercell Biomedical (Ixiaro)
    Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine Inactivated Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University (JE-Vax)
    Measles Virus Vaccine, Live Merck & Co, Inc (Attenuvax)
    Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live Merck & Co, Inc (M-M-R II)
    Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Virus Vaccine Live Merck & Co, Inc (ProQuad)

  • Way back in 2008, or 2009, someone on this board (at that time) tossed out a statement about, "it being a shame to see our nation's ability to develop and supply vaccines going offshore" and it also being sad and shameful to see out our government going offshore to find and supply it's nation with necessary vaccines.

    Well friends, I was also shocked about that possibility way back then; but the reality is that, it's already happening and in large scale.

    I found this below list from and it shows very clearly that our government is getting the lion share of it's vaccines needs filled by companies with headquarters in the EU and some from other places.
    Have a look:
    Vaccines Licensed for Immunization and Distribution in the US with Supporting Documents

    This list includes only vaccines for which supporting documents were provided and is arranged alphabetically by the proper name of the product. Information is provided for original product approvals, new indications, and the current package insert. For a complete list of approved vaccines, click the link under "Related Information" at the bottom of this page.

    Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine, Live, Oral Barr Labs, Inc.
    Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed Emergent BioDefense Operations Lansing, Inc. (Biothrax)
    BCG Live Organon Teknika Corp (TICE BCG, BCG Vaccine)
    Diphtheria & Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed Sanofi Pasteur, Inc
    Diphtheria & Tetanus Toxoids & Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed Sanofi Pasteur, Inc (Tripedia); GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Infanrix); Sanofi Pasteur, Ltd (Daptacel)
    Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B (Recombinant) and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Combined GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Pediarix)
    Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Kinrix)

  • Reply to

    Institutions, institutions......

    by theblackraven08 Sep 5, 2014 11:17 AM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 6, 2014 7:01 PM Flag

    And that "something big" could land right on top of you, but not in the way you're hoping......

  • Reply to

    Institutions, institutions......

    by theblackraven08 Sep 5, 2014 11:17 AM
    theblackraven08 theblackraven08 Sep 6, 2014 7:00 PM Flag

    And that is EXACTLY what they want you thinking until it's too late to save your own bacon......

  • theblackraven08 by theblackraven08 Sep 5, 2014 11:17 AM Flag

    The institutions are holding lots and lots of DVAX shares; the institutions are going to save us; the institutions are not selling....... and on and on......

    Well, someone sure seems to be selling off a little at a time here. Someone is easing their way out the door, so as not to cause alarm or panic. Day after, mother loving day, they are inching their bacon out of the fire.
    The less important question is, "how?"
    The more important question is, "why?"

    I don't think that you have too, too much more time before the rug gets pulled out here.

  • theblackraven08 by theblackraven08 Sep 5, 2014 10:59 AM Flag

    Another day, after yet too many days, where no giant pharma company rolls up with a bag full of ducats and says, "Poor, poor little DVAX! I'll save ya, I'll show ya' some LOVE!"

    Now, why would that be? Why no one come save little DVAXEE???

    Is $1.35 STILL too expensive? Really? DVAX isn't a bargain even at $1.35??????
    HOW can that BE?????

    Down and down and down it goes; where it stops? Nobody knows.
    But maybe I have a hint. :-)

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