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I went through an apprenticeship While in high school and became a carpenter after graduating high school in 1976. Recession struck in the late seventies lasting into the the eighties. I joined the U.S. Army and retired after twenty years. I am currently a indipendant contractor providing... More
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  • Author’s reply » Hana Biosciences has changed their name to Talon Therapeutics (TLON).
    6 Dec 2010, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » (NNVC) seems to have a lot of insider selling over the last two years. Some of their pipeline stuff seems to be promising so it's going on my watch list for now.
    6 Dec 2010, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • INTK has a new product to protect bee hives.
    7 Dec 2010, 07:53 AM Reply Like
  • I am planning on getting some hives this year. Thanks Oy Gee.
    7 Dec 2010, 08:59 AM Reply Like
  • Anti-histamines are supposed to help out with that affliction! >;-))


    7 Dec 2010, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • You so funny. LOL


    I wish anti-histamines worked for all of my afflictions.
    7 Dec 2010, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • Here's a link to nanotimes magazine:
    7 Dec 2010, 08:02 AM Reply Like
  • Check out Star Pharma (SPHRY.PK), they've got fast track approval from FDA for
    aids/sexually transmitted disease gel:
    7 Dec 2010, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Altair Nanotech (ALTI) has secured a major contract (For them).
    8 Dec 2010, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • I bought 2K shares of INTK, just to put it on the board.
    That's beer and pizza money.
    9 Dec 2010, 12:15 AM Reply Like
  • So your austerity program is to go without beer and pizza this weekend? But you will have INTK!!
    9 Dec 2010, 06:54 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Careful with those austerity programs; I hear they can cause rioting. Especially amongst teenagers! LOL.
    9 Dec 2010, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • Depends on what you get austere with. Food, water, education, ... OK.
    IPhone, mod clothes - RIOT!


    9 Dec 2010, 12:44 PM Reply Like
  • Want to see an austerity push that would insight the youths of the world in to a riot of seismic amplitudes, spilled blood and parental hatred never before seen?


    Would crack the world in half?


    "PAT!" Parents Against Texting.
    9 Dec 2010, 08:19 PM Reply Like
  • Throw a switch on the internet and we could get the whole world in Riots.
    9 Dec 2010, 10:45 PM Reply Like
  • The key to longer life lithium batteries: nano wires!
    29 Dec 2010, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Seasons greetings. It will be interesting to see if the new technology will be incorporated and how we can profit from it if it is. Happy new year Oy, Gee.
    29 Dec 2010, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • Happy new year Rob!
    29 Dec 2010, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Added to (INTK) and took a look at (NVEC) which is too expensive for me with a P/E over 18 with no dividend.
    3 Jan 2011, 12:34 PM Reply Like
  • Watching (NVEC) for February entry...
    3 Jan 2011, 02:08 PM Reply Like
  • look at the INTK activity. From late Sept to now it's gone up from a penny to four pennies. At least once or twice a month, someone is buying over a million shares, but the rest of the month, activity is low ( although it seems to be trending a bit higher). What do you think?


    and here is an article on INTK that is very favorable in
    3 Jan 2011, 05:40 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Excellent information. Did you notice the intermittent timing pattern of 4-7 days between volume spikes followed by a lull? This item is also an attention getter. I'm starting to accumulate (INTK) as I think it's prospects are good and the stock has positive momentum. Of course as with almost all pennies caution is warranted.
    3 Jan 2011, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • I was thinking about buying some of the coating suitable for basements and seeing what I thought. Good products don't mean the stock will go up, but it never hurts to see what it is they're selling. I'm having work done this spring and may try a coat out after the repairs are done. If I do, I'll be sure and post a review.
    4 Jan 2011, 01:29 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee brought this to my attention.
    12 Jan 2011, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • More on Intel and how to play its earnings report
    12 Jan 2011, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Thanks that is some very sage advice.
    12 Jan 2011, 02:45 PM Reply Like
  • I'm going to buy if it drops after earnings.
    12 Jan 2011, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • Synthetic blood is being developed via nano technology. The company that's doing it is still private, a professor at UNC that opened his own company and got some funding. The company also is working on virus cures.
    Rob, do you want these postings if it isn't actionable by a stock purchase?
    It's called Liquidia Technologies.
    17 Jan 2011, 06:27 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. My apologies for the delayed response. Your comment was just brought to my attention. In brief I absolutely want your input on these items. What isn't actionable today is what makes multi baggers down the road. I'll be watching this.Tracking what becomes of this new technology as well as other emerging and possibly disruptive technologies. Identifying winners before the herd arrives is what we are all about. Thanks again, it's an excellent lead.
    28 Jan 2011, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » This is another disruptive technology and a potential game changer brought to us by Double Guns on the QC.
    28 Jan 2011, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • Nano patch material Robert?
    28 Jan 2011, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » DG: Greetings. Yup the storage medium is quite remarkable and fits the definition used here for Nanotechnology. Thanks for the material.
    28 Jan 2011, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • "...disruptive technology..."


    I love it when we talk tough tech talk, robert.


    I read it over, but I'm not sure I see the investment yet...
    28 Jan 2011, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Couldn't find a ticker so my guess is it's not a publicly traded company. It bears watching though. Should it live up to the potential it presents we could make a bundle on it.
    28 Jan 2011, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • No public yet. Still worth noting.
    28 Jan 2011, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » This is an interesting development. Vaccination with out a needle.
    31 Jan 2011, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • Rob, may of the gades who served have already been subjected to needless vaccinations. Remember the gun they marched us past in platoon formations in boot camps. bam, bam, bam, bam just delivering vaccine after vaccine with no needle until they figured out that the body fluids splashing back on the gun got injected into the very next victim.


    This looks so much better.
    1 Feb 2011, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » DG: Greetings. I do indeed remember those storied days of yesteryear. If you twitched you got a nice six inch laceration from those guns. Here is a bit of news from (INTK) which I'm still accumulating.
    1 Feb 2011, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • Link is not working.
    1 Feb 2011, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » DG: Greetings. It seems to work just fine for me although it does take a while to become active. Is anyone else having problems with this link? In any event the gist of the news is that they (INTK) have two new contracts.
    1 Feb 2011, 11:06 AM Reply Like
  • WFM (Works For Me) although there is a small delay.


    1 Feb 2011, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • YWN (yep working now).
    1 Feb 2011, 11:29 AM Reply Like


    Recent commentary has been infected by a vicious Acronym Trojan Worm. Contact the religious councillor of your choice and make sacrifices as needed to propitiate the Worm. Failure to do so may result in your internet Temp File being forwarded to Voldemort's Death Eater Czar Cthulu2 and incarceration in a minimum security political re-education center, er, public elementary school.




    1 Feb 2011, 12:24 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » TB: Greetings. Love it! LMAO!
    1 Feb 2011, 12:49 PM Reply Like


    Some really cool developments regarding LED manufacturing from NCSU (North Carolina State U.). I don't see how its directly actionable, but it could be depending on how it progresses from here...
    5 Feb 2011, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • (CREE) Is one way.


    5 Feb 2011, 04:40 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, that would be an indirect path. Direct would be if they are the first to adopt the new technology.
    5 Feb 2011, 05:28 PM Reply Like
  • Headquartered in Durham, a stone's throw from a NCSU campus. (CREE) has pretty close relations with all the local universities as well as the local governments. They tend to rapidly incorporate the latest and greatest into their products.


    They also have LED components, LED chips, power, RF and materials products.


    All told, may not be as indirect as one would think, if thinking only of light bulbs.


    I've been tempted many times to get the stock, but only recently has it begun to move towards a more rational valuation (and still has a ways to go, IMO).


    5 Feb 2011, 06:32 PM Reply Like
  • I'll look it over. Interesting physical proximity to the researchers, that...
    5 Feb 2011, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • "4 Nanotechnology Stocks"



    16 Feb 2011, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • Palladium is back up to its 2001 highs, and probably going higher.
    Here's an article that addresses using palladium in chemotherapy/nanotechn...
    24 Feb 2011, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • Robert,


    Good to see you coming back.


    So, you got "educumated" huh?


    Put the knowledge to good use.


    Speaking of which, I've found a message board that might be interesting to you and the folks here.


    It's ostensibly an (AXPW) board but there's one or more folks heavily involved in nano-technology for battery applications, apparently.


    Some very good links and knowledge right there on the board.


    Less than 400 posts, so I suggest you use the got message box and enter the number 1. Then just start scooting through the messages and you'll pick up a lot. I would've posted links, but there are so many.


    As you get into the message number 100 range, it gets very frequent.


    Take a few days if needed, I think you'll find it worthwhile.



    24 Mar 2011, 05:11 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » H.T.Love: Greetings. Thanks for the intel. I'll peruse the board over the next few days.
    28 Mar 2011, 10:32 AM Reply Like
  • My latest nanotech bookmark:
    29 Mar 2011, 10:10 AM Reply Like
  • Thanks, OG. Lots of stuff to pick over in there. Like seashell hunting on the beach.
    29 Mar 2011, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • Another nice find, OyGee!
    29 Mar 2011, 11:44 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Great find Oy, Gee. Thanks for sharing.
    30 Mar 2011, 09:51 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Altair Nanotec (ALTI) is making some progress and has concluded another deal which should make up for some of the lost revenue from the collapse of the south American project. They are scheduled to wrap up the Cannon deal soon and their Chinese counterpart should begin production soon after. I'm keeping an eye on events and may add to this position but I'm still cautious on this one. If the Cannon deal falls through due to U.S. government regulators dragging their feet it may be a total loss.
    2 Jun 2011, 04:51 PM Reply Like
  • Let's hope not. I've got it on my watch list and appreciate you keeping us updated.


    2 Jun 2011, 05:43 PM Reply Like
  • OK, robert, refreshed that one on page 2 of my list...
    2 Jun 2011, 06:57 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Altair Nano Tec (ALTI) hit a new 52WK low yesterday before bouncing back to $0.93. Things are not looking good for this struggling company. Nothing new on the Cannon deal which is actually the problem. I'll post up new developments as available.
    25 Jun 2011, 11:46 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » International Nanotec (INTK) has been struggling of late but new orders are starting to come in which may improve the outlook for this company.
    5 Jul 2011, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • Good catch, Rob.
    5 Jul 2011, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » More good news for (INTK). Shares are up 3.3%.
    6 Jul 2011, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • At this rate we will soon double our money for a two cent profit!
    6 Jul 2011, 08:26 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. WHOwhooo! I can hardly contain myself. LOL.
    7 Jul 2011, 10:07 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Industrial Nanotec (INTK) has received a repeat order from P.T. Kraft. With new and repeat business picking up I'm wondering why the PPS is flat to negative.
    12 Jul 2011, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • It's a good little company, only nobody knows about it.
    12 Jul 2011, 02:48 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Nano Viricide (NNVC) is finally moving in the direction of bringing a IND application to the FDA by contracting with Biologic Consulting Group INC. A descriptive report on their progress is here.
    I'm not buying in just yet but this does bare observation going forward.
    12 Jul 2011, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » In the last NanoPatch we discussed RNA interferons RNAi under development. At the time we didn't find any publicly traded companies in this space. Now we have one RXII Pharmaceuticals (RXII). I have looked at it and it's very intriguing. It seems to have bottomed and I may open a position after the debt crises management show is over and all the contestants and casualties have been evaluated. I invite all to do their own DD and see if they find this a good play.
    14 Jul 2011, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » (INTK) announces another success story. This one in Turkey with a Unilever subsidiary.
    20 Jul 2011, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I'm not quite sure where to put this so I'll post it here. Solazyme (SZYM) is a relatively new entrant to the alternative fuel space with other interests in food and cosmetics applications. Here is a snap: 2010 REV $38M 09= $9.2M 2010 Net Income = -$16.3M 09= 13.7M EPS -$0.31 09= N/A EBITA -12.2 M 09= -12.7M Debt $179,000.00 Price/cash flow -91.8 Margin -42.9 MKT Cap (M) $ 1,374.19 Outstanding (M) 57.74 Financial Strength 0.61 AVG Volume .649 M 52week high $27.47 52Wk Low $19.6 Recent $23.26. All opinions and research are welcomed as always I'm continuing DD.
    20 Jul 2011, 02:51 PM Reply Like
  • Good evening to you Mr. Ferguson,


    IPO Desktop had SZYM as his IPO pick of the week back on May 24:


    On a separate note, IPO Desktop does not have a pick of the week every week, but when he does, they seem to do well... for example, he picked Zillow as pick of the week this week.


    Still tracking his record... but looks solid.


    As for SZYM... lots of interesting stuff their doing... curious if their scale and margins, as well as the timing of their arrival to market, will work out for them.
    20 Jul 2011, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Jon, Springer. Greetings. Thanks for your input. I'm actually more impressed with these two companies (RXII) and (SZYM) the deeper I dig into them. I'm thinking both will ultimately prove to be winners long term if one has patience and intestinal fortitude. However neither one is for the faint of heart as both bare significant risk.
    21 Jul 2011, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Altair Nanotec (ALTI) has finaly closed the Cannon deal. Shares are trading higher. Perhaps we will finally see growth.
    25 Jul 2011, 06:27 PM Reply Like
  • Bob: (ALTI) I've been interested in for some time. This penny was a $20.00 stock before the Lehman disaster. Glad you mentioned this stock, because it had floated off my radar. Now, it's back on.


    Kudos, pal. Gracias!
    26 Jul 2011, 12:22 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I hope it goes back to $20. I'm still slightly in the red on this one but if it can get $0.22 more a share I'll be at break even.
    26 Jul 2011, 09:35 AM Reply Like
  • have one heck of a start! ALTI up 20% today, and you are now back in the black; up $0.25.


    Great call! Congrats.
    26 Jul 2011, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • Japanese can now produce synthetic palladium.It's not marketable yet.

    1 Aug 2011, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Can gold be far behind?
    2 Aug 2011, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » doubleguns has found an interesting little gem here. I think this is something to keep an eye on. Thanks Guns.
    12 Aug 2011, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • I mentioned this back in January but I guess no one was paying me any attention. Holiday hangover. Below is what got my attention.
    back in Jan.

    12 Aug 2011, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • Bought a few shares of ALTI today, initial position.
    12 Aug 2011, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » TB: Greetings. You got it cheaper than my initial purchase. It hasn't broken even yet. The Cannon deal took waaaaaay too long.
    12 Aug 2011, 03:50 PM Reply Like
  • Robert, I truly appreciate you wearing them in for me...
    12 Aug 2011, 04:02 PM Reply Like
  • Sheesh, Bob! I gotta get me some ALTI, just to get back at you for how you always buy my picks I invest in cheaper than I get them for :-)
    12 Aug 2011, 08:28 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Hopefully you'll make a killing! Then I wouldn't feel so bad. LOL.
    17 Aug 2011, 06:24 PM Reply Like
  • I'm still waiting for Bloom Technology but their stock is much less likely to be $0.01 and more likely to be $200. Their technology is already proven given its being used in Google's buildings already.
    12 Aug 2011, 07:55 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Put in a 30 day program for (RXII) @ $1.05.
    17 Aug 2011, 06:22 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » My order for RXI Pharmaceuticals (RXII) filled this morning.
    18 Aug 2011, 10:22 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » RXI Pharmaceuticals (RXII) initiated Phase III trials on Neuvax after the FDA lifted it's hold on the breast cancer vaccine. See the 7:09 Entry. Stock price is up 13% in early trading.
    12 Sep 2011, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » International Nanotec (INTK) continues to process orders fror Nansulate
    12 Sep 2011, 01:16 PM Reply Like
  • Robert, are there any particular nano stocks you feel are investible as we drop back into the macro-economic trough? I am nibbling every time the market dips into the 10,000's DOW or near the 10xx S&P, though currently as trades as it cycles back up again.


    Still holding my SRSR, and ready to add more around $.04 or less.
    13 Sep 2011, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » TB: Greetings. There really isn't anything on my watch list that is a screaming buy at this juncture. International Nanotech (INTK) is promising long term with a lot of international exposure and a seemingly solid product line. Talon Therapeutics (TLON) seems a bit toppy right now but if the phase III trials get positive results it could take off. RXI Pharmaceuticals (RXII) is also in a wait out mode on phase III trials and just popped by 13% on the FDA lifting it's hold on the trials. Dias Analytic (DLYT) is promising as well but faces head winds in the current environment. I'm going to make an effort to get out to Lea County NM to look at the organic fuel processing plant but that is not yet publicly traded so not investable. I'll post up any new developments. Thanks for your assistance in the Nano Patch.
    14 Sep 2011, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » No sooner did I post that (TLON) looked toppy it pops 15.9% to $1.02. On no discernible news. I've been in and out of this stock at a substantial profit but I'm in hold mode right now as I think something may be in the works.
    14 Sep 2011, 05:02 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » With the Cannon deal behind it Altair Nanotec (ALTI) is moving forward on strategic projects that had been in limbo. Including the power grid in El Salvador.
    15 Sep 2011, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » RXI Pharmaceuticals (RXII) is splitting into two publicly traded companies. They have also received IND status on a novel gynecological cancer vaccine with approval for phase I trials to begin by year end.;.v=1
    26 Sep 2011, 06:22 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Talon Therapeudics (TLON) has received approval of their NDA for Marquibo (R) which is now eligible for fast track by the FDA under part H.;.v=1
    28 Sep 2011, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » A paper was presented at a paper manufacturing conference in India featuring International Nanotec (INTK). At this point any notice seems like a good thing.
    13 Oct 2011, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • It's one-off early adopters like that who eventually get the word out and the rest of industry to take notice.


    The only problem is it's still awfully dog-gone slow to get adoption widespread.


    Good article Robert!


    Those temp differences were significant, although folks unfamiliar with industrial processes and energy costs might not recognize how substantial those gains are.


    13 Oct 2011, 06:49 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » H.T.Love: Greetings. Indeed I like the product line and the company seems well run. I'm a little disappointed in the growth at this time. You would think that they would receive more attention now when companies are trying to save money every where.
    14 Oct 2011, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • I bought this stock at .03 a share and it's still there at .03. Long 2000 shares, $60.00... one of the better performers these days. It's impervious to market conditions.
    13 Oct 2011, 10:26 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. I'm with you on that score. They just keep on keeping on. I think you and I were buying in at the same time and have the same amount invested. Either great minds are thinking alike or we are befuddled together. LOL.
    14 Oct 2011, 09:28 AM Reply Like
  • star pharma update: looking very good imo. Any opinions on this one?
    26 Oct 2011, 10:06 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » International Nanotech (INTK) has begun marketing to the nuclear power industry. If they get a solid foot hold in it they could do well going forward both for new construction and decommissioning. If this starts to move I'll buy more and give a shout out from the NanoPatch. Talon Therapeutics (TLON) has a FDA date of March 12 for it's Marquibo cancer preparation.
    8 Feb 2012, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • Good to see them taking a shot! I hope they do well in their initial efforts!


    Thanks for keep us informed Robert!


    8 Feb 2012, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » H.T.Love brought this to our attention. It's an article about Graphine/ Graphite production, use and a couple of ideas on playing it. Thanks H.T. Love.
    16 Apr 2012, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • (NGPHF): Another news release this afternoon brought me to note a few more articles of interest.


    4/2 "Northern Graphite Successfully Produces and Tests Spherical Graphite for Use in Lithium Ion Batteries"



    4/10 "Northern Graphite Announces Strategic Partnership With Panacis Inc."



    4/16 "Northern Graphite Retains GMP Securities as Exclusive Financial Advisor"



    There's some other recent announcements about financing, supply agreement, etc., which can be found here.



    16 Apr 2012, 12:06 PM Reply Like
  • (NGPHF): "Northern Graphite Added to TSX Venture Select Index"


    Effective April 23, 2012



    20 Apr 2012, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » H.T.Love: Greetings. Thanks for the heads up.
    29 May 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • Bob: Missed ya, bro! Where ya been hanging your hat?
    29 May 2012, 04:40 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Maya: Greetings. Mostly in tents and trailers scattered across god forsaken deserts. LOL. There will likely be a follow on in October.
    29 May 2012, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • Good to see you back! I assume it was hot, dry and dusty?


    What's that about what doesn't kill ya? :-))


    29 May 2012, 05:24 PM Reply Like
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