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  • Axion Power Concentrator 398: May 26, 2015 [View instapost]
    Well, just hang in there. Chances of 100% loss are quite good!
    May 27, 2015. 12:32 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 398: May 26, 2015 [View instapost]
    "what happened to the other pump scammers, tired aviaturd and rainman? have they move on to epoorer? good riddence "

    This GambleAholic fellow is the only presence on APC whose posts are just repugnantly mean spirited, childish with his name calling, and utterly lacking in informational value.

    Please click 'Like' to this as a petition to APH to automatically delete all his new posts (permanently ban him). Nobody has earned banning as much as he has. His presence here noticeably lowers the quality of the dialogue.
    May 26, 2015. 06:48 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Alkaline Water Company: An Ugly Stock With Possible Large Upside Potential [View article]
    Agreed that boots on the ground retail reports from people with few comments to their name must be dismissed. I also agree that if there is anyplace this product would sell it would be CA.
    May 26, 2015. 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Alkaline Water Company: An Ugly Stock With Possible Large Upside Potential [View article]
    steve> What is the pricing like?
    May 26, 2015. 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Alkaline Water Company: An Ugly Stock With Possible Large Upside Potential [View article]
    Paulo> Interesting to me that you found and wrote up this tiny company. I did some DD on it a couple of months ago as I dabble in penny stocks occasionally and was also attracted to the product and reported growth.

    FWIW, I ended up taking no position after a few hours of study. My top reason was that the CEO has a history of founding beverage companies that he calls successful that then appear to fizzle or get sold. A red flag to me that WTER could be a scam with inflated growth numbers. If his beverage companies are so successful, why does he get out of them only to start a new beverage company from scratch? Makes no sense. Either grow one company long term or else get out because you want out of the beverage business. But to get out only to start a brand new beverage company later, repeatedly? Fishy. Smells of pump and dump.

    I also could not find retailers advertising the product online with a price that made sense. There were a few online-only retailers with the Alkaline88 product in catalog but either not priced or priced ridiculously high apparently to cover shipping water which is quite heavy. I made only a cursory attempt to contact a few brick & mortar retailers about pricing and sales and then I lost interest. However I do think that before somebody invests they should at minimum contact a few retailers that the SEC filings claim are carrying the product and verify that pricing seems sensible and that it is moving off the shelves. If somebody does that it would be nice to report back here.

    FWIW, I am totally sold on the benefits of alkaline water from personal experience. In some parts of the country well water may be mineralized enough to be just as good but in many areas municipal processing or aquifer bedrock can be such that water is not a very good provider of minerals, particularly magnesium. Alkaline water really means simply water with high mineral content. This company has apparently tried to optimize the mineral content and bioavailability of the minerals.

    More and more people are discovering the health benefits of good mineral water and in fact ten bucks a week on good water is cheap if it promotes well being and reduces dependency on doctor visits and prescriptions.
    May 26, 2015. 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EPower Successfully Completes Third-Party Demonstration Trial [View instapost]
    virtual> Sounds like you may have the background to grasp the cause of the thermal problem and a good solution. What you say makes sense to my limited understanding -- get to the root of the problem by limiting heat generation in the first place.

    John is busy with CFO and legal duties so don't expect him to do anything with your proposed solution. Much better would be to call Jay Bowman. His number can be found on ePower's website pretty easily. Or to email him would be second best.
    May 26, 2015. 10:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 397: Apr. 30, 2015 [View instapost]
    Konrad wrote around the time of the 2013 PIPE. His call was actually quite good for then; not knowing the horrific terms of the 2014 financing or that essentially no sales would occur he was pretty on target.

    He said something like the potential for fast growth existed and I believe that was in fact correct. However his bearishness was due to the "death spiral" effect built into the 2013 deal.

    If an angel investor had shown up in 2014 then Konrad's 7 cents would have been about right ($3.50). But instead we got Satan himself.
    May 22, 2015. 07:12 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EPower Successfully Completes Third-Party Demonstration Trial [View instapost]
    I'd like to know whether the problematic 74,000 lb leg was a net drop or climb in elevation, and by how much?
    May 17, 2015. 08:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 397: Apr. 30, 2015 [View instapost]
    "if Maxim is involved you know the company has no alternative or incompetent management. "

    Al> I agree that Maxim is a slime ball organization, but it does not follow that they seek to destroy the companies they raise money for.

    In fact, Axion is unusual in that regard. I have researched a bunch of companies Maxim has raised capital for and very few have gotten slaughtered post the financing. In fact, I did not find another one in the "Axion class" of really getting butchered. Axion's demise was about the B terms offered by Heights Capital (presumably), not as much Maxim.

    Where Maxim was a disgusting POS though was that when they allocated the $3.25 unit price into a cost basis, they said that $3.23 was for the share, $.01 for the A warrant, and $.01 for the B warrant. How convenient for them as they exercised their option to purchase their allotment of B and A warrants but not shares. Hmm, wonder why?

    IOW, Maxim bought ~250k B warrants for an incredibly paltry $2500 going to Axion's coffers! We know those 250k B's were worth north of a million bucks. Totally unconscionable to price them at a penny each, fully expecting them to be likely worth way over $4.

    IOW, if you suppose Maxim's 250k B warrants were exercised at 100 shares per B, then for $2500 Maxim got to own 25 million shares, over *3 times* the stake of all those combined who provided the $120 million of capital from 2003 to October 31, 2014. So if all of those investors had gotten the Maxim deal, instead of ponying up $120 million they would have ponied up ... drum roll ... seven hundred bucks!!!
    May 14, 2015. 02:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 396: Apr. 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Wow, Bob. I have stayed out of the "Why Axion failed debate" for the most part but you've chosen the response that absolves the Board and management of any failings. That's crazy.

    When Axion began ARRA grant money didn't even exist so to say that Axion counted on it is pretty egregious. Grant money also went specifically for development. In fact Axion's development stage was successful but it was the commercial phase that was the abject failure, and securing only the worst possible financing was extremely toxic to the company.

    Amazing to me that with the company in shambles and no PbC sales, and shareholders in some cases down from over $50/share to $.03/share, that no executive or director has come forward in candor and acknowledged their pain or accepted any responsibility whatsoever. Yeah, it's the government's fault! Sheesh
    May 5, 2015. 09:01 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 397: Apr. 30, 2015 [View instapost]
    It's laughable how 1 or 2 people here are suddenly now intent on beating up ePower repeatedly as an investment, making predictions of its demise. There's nothing easier in investing than finding an unproven company that's never made a sale, with long odds and formidable hurdles, ALL of which absolutely must be cleared, and then predicting the shares losing a lot of value. With the odds stacked in your favor its hardly impressive. And with Axion the predatory financings gave the doomsayers a gale force tailwind. Not an impressive prediction, though not 100% probable to happen either.

    Yet I think the whole intent is to impress; to be able to say later "I told you so" and take a bow. We've seen it before on APC.

    Your points i) and ii) and probably not news to /any/ ePower investor. Your $500 is just wild speculation. (Fearmonger much?)

    How about posting on ePower when you have something actually new to say about it?
    May 4, 2015. 12:39 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 396: Apr. 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Disagree. PbC could end up utilized in auto "idle off" applications for the masses if lithium ends up being problematic. Ed say UB cannot do the job, so what's left? PbC.

    Truck/RV APU's are another mass market possibility. Lead's profitable recyclability 99% of the time is a substantial plus. Lithium batteries may actually cost owners to dispose of so dumping may become a problem.
    May 3, 2015. 10:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 396: Apr. 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Can't help but jump in the ring here. Shareholders have been virtually wiped out, even shareholders buying as recently as a year or two ago at prices that amounted to heavy losses for then sellers who had held just a few years. No question that management/Board missteps played some role in those huge and permanent losses. Also, *all* here have agreed that shareholder communications from New Castle have historically been inadequate.

    In light of that I think that any past or present officers or directors need to understand that to just be here on APC will subject them to some verbal bruising. Nature of the beast for people to vent. Let them vent if it isn't too nasty or repetitive. Some of the venting is truly trying to understand what happened.

    Defamation is legal in this country as long as it is matters of opinion rather than fact: to say Joe Blow is the stupidest person I've known on national television is not slander as "stupidest" is a matter of opinion. But to say he slept with his sister is slanderous and could subject me to a lawsuit where I would need to prove it. If I could prove it to be true, it is not slander and the charge would be dropped.

    Freedom of speech is part of the greatness of this country. Most countries there is no such freedom. Immigrants have come here for it.
    May 2, 2015. 12:57 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 397: Apr. 30, 2015 [View instapost]
    Dream scenario would be for Ed Buiel to put a team together to take it over, completely cleaning house including the Board for proven ineptitude at following Axion's stated governance policy of being stewards of shareholders' interests. There's no way any of them deserves another chance!

    Restructure with some benevolent capital while merging with ePower. But Ed wouldn't live in rural PA again and he already has a gig that he likes.

    Perhaps PbC just dies. The world loses big as it could open up new doors in green energy.
    May 1, 2015. 10:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 396: Apr. 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    "Ed Buiel who calls the PbC "maybe-mostly-carbon" electrode "medieval" "

    He didn't call the electrode medieval. He called the packet that, referring to the hole I believe. You can check his profile comments to be sure.
    May 1, 2015. 10:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment