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  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Love your stories Guns!! I bet you have a million of them. Would love to hear you talking by a campfire with sufficient supplies of goodies. Hope the pain is easing a bit by now… my Aunt recently fell and hurt her back… they used some kind of glue to put it back together… The pain is completely gone!
    Aug 22 02:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    17 August 2014 Ebola crisis: Protesters attack Liberia quarantine center. From: The BBC

    A quarantine center for suspected Ebola patients located in the densely populated West Point township of the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and "looted" by protesters. A senior police officer said blood-stained mattresses, beddings and medical equipment were taken from the center and poised a serious risk. The senior police official said the looting spree threatens to spread the virus to the densely populated area. "This is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen in my life", he said.

    In addition, at least 20 patients [other sources have it as 30 or more] who were being monitored for Ebola have left the center. It is not known if those at the center were infected though one report suggested they had proved positive. The West Point area is densely populated with an estimated 50,000 people, and is described as a 'slum'.

    The protesters were unhappy that patients were being brought in from other parts of the capital and some believed Ebola was a hoax and wanted to force the quarantine center to close. The attack at the Monrovia center is seen as a major setback in the struggle to halt the outbreak, says the BBC's Will Ross, reporting from Lagos. http://tinyurl.com/kse...
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    Aug 17 03:57 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 359 August 17 '14: 10-Q For Q2 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    I think its the SA one time article focus HT. With SA's approach, header content does not change over time, only the comments are changing.

    With a news concentrator approach the headers are used like a library where key events are recorded. This allows people to rapidly catch up on what amounts to an infinite length article. On my news concentrators I even state what the headers are for right at the top of the header. But no one reads it, so once people go to the comments, they just don't seem to go to the headers anymore.
    Aug 17 01:19 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator August 16, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Previous news concentrator here...
    http://tinyurl.com/nj7...
    Aug 16 02:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator June 7, 2014 To August 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    New news concentrator here...
    http://tinyurl.com/mwe...
    Aug 16 02:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator June 7, 2014 To August 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    Hi Mark, we need every bit of data we can get our hands on. This thing is out of control, and we all need to be as well informed as possible. Right now Greed is winning over Rational thought. Thinking rationally, if you want to control something, you isolate it. I see nothing major happening with respect to control efforts. Giving people access to highly limited amounts of experimental vaccines is just a band-aid. I have suspicions this thing is partially airborne. Some very tough decisions are going to have to be made pretty soon and I wonder if WHO and other government agency leadership is up to what needs to be done.
    Aug 16 02:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    See that sudden market turn.. Ukraine forces attack armed convoy from Russia.
    Aug 15 10:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #273, August 15 2014 [View instapost]
    Hmmm dragonflies with what appear to be mysterious numeric codes on them… Nice :)
    Aug 15 09:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quickchat#272, June 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    Ack! That hurts my head Maya. I thought the $10.77 was gravy… I have been avoiding MLPs because of all the strange tax considerations. The tax system in this country is an outright disgrace.
    Aug 14 04:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quickchat#272, June 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    Great point on the higher margin products HT !!
    Aug 12 11:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quickchat#272, June 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    Like many of us, (NASDAQ:CPST) is a stock I follow. I am not an investment advisor, but because of my SA exposure, I sometimes write up reviews for investments I am interested in as a way to clarify my thoughts. The following is based on one of my unpublished reviews with the addition of the Wrightspeed comment that links to your question. I am a biased investor in that I prefer growth over dividends. I also don't like having my hands tied with long term, consistently diluting "sock drawer" investments with promises of untold rich’s later in exchange for my money now.

    ::Putting on my green eye shade::

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    I also like the Wrightspeed trucks...

    I don't like (CPST)s financial statement. Sales are chunky while operational expenses are constant and on average consistently exceed revenues, resulting in repeated dilutions for legacy holders. Despite the fact that Capstone competes with GE in some areas, this is not a large company (400M market cap). Yet they manage to be doing R&D and attempting to sell a broad spectrum of products. As a result their R&D expenses are consistently high. I have the impression they have too many balls in the air and I think their financial results could be improved upon with the application of a bit more fiscal discipline. [LOL, got to love wearing the old green eye shade. Must have been late at night when I wrote that line.]

    The company does well with smaller Gensets like the ones that serve the oil fields or are installed on buildings giving them access to reliable power and cogeneration for HVAC. I think this is their natural competitive niche. Yes, they should be doing R&D, but given current revenues, I think they should focus their R&D on places where they can effectively compete given their limited resources. If they have done this, I would like to hear about it. Under the current conditions, it would not surprise me to see upper-level management changes in the near future.
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    That was the end of my last review. It was written around the time of the last 10Q. I also took at look at the charts this morning.

    ::Putting on my green eye shade again::

    I see a relatively consistent down cycle occurring towards the end of the year in 10 of the last 13 years. We are in one now. (CPST) executed a death cross in early July. It's also currently below its' lower Bollinger. The William's is near its bottom, so it appears to be locally oversold at this point. So it might recover a bit and then I suspect it will scrape along sideways for the rest of the year unless something big happens.

    What am I going to do?
    I am going to sit on my hands. I don't see a big up side here unless something comes out of the blue. The reason they are in trouble here is because their method of staying in business depends on repeated stock dilutions. Investors were expecting the company to be profitable in the last report, breaking the black-hole cycle. It did not happen - I see smoke raising in the hills... the natives are restless.
    Aug 12 11:26 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quickchat#272, June 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    Great play Maya!
    Aug 11 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator June 7, 2014 To August 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    August 10, 2014
    Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection said on Sunday that a man from Nigeria is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus at Princess Margaret Hospital. If confirmed, it will be the first case of the disease in Asia.

    Meanwhile:

    Border Force staff at ­London’s Heathrow and ­Gatwick airports are furious no measures have been put in place to preserve their health. An insider told the Daily Star Sunday: “There is panic. It takes one person to come into this country with Ebola and all hell will break loose.

    “Workers are being told to look for passengers who appear unwell and to raise the alarm immediately. But given how dangerous it seems to be, that doesn’t seem enough.
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    No, it's not enough. If someone is exhibiting symptoms when they land at an airport, everyone in the passenger cabin needs to be held. In addition, the Border Force Staff need proper protection gear. I would think it would be necessary to boast their numbers as well because the people on that plane could get out of control if they are told they are being held together because they have been exposed to Ebola. How many people in the cabin went to the bathroom right after the poor soul? And on and on....

    It's out of control. The first step to force it back into control is isolation. The far more effective answer is to NOT allow the man from Nigeria on the plane in the first place.

    Nigeria has declared a national emergency over uncontrolled Ebola infections. If someone has it, they might not exhibit symptoms at the boarding airport, but could become ill in the plane, or worse, after the plane lands and the victim is among the healthy population. What was this guy doing on a plane going to Hong Kong?

    The WHO needs to wake up and stop listening to wishful thinking from politicians that don't want to enforce measures that will adversely affect economies. This is wishful thinking, and people are going to die because of it.
    Aug 10 12:07 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 356 August 7 '14: Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved [View instapost]
    Any Anti-dilution protection?
    Aug 9 07:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator June 7, 2014 To August 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    When OG speaks… I listen :>)
    Aug 9 06:20 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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