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  • Sprint (S +0.8%) has formed a special committee to review Dish's (DISH -0.1%) merger offer, David Faber reports. He adds there's plenty of speculation about the $9B+ in new debt that would need to be raised by Dish, and which would leave the combined company with $44B in debt. Also, much like Dish's offer for Clearwire, some wonder if the Sprint offer is simply a negotiating tactic to reach some other kind of deal (presumably involving Dish's 4G spectrum). (more on Sprint/Dish[View news story]
    Yes...but now add Verizon's request to Clearwire to buy some of their spectrum. Which we both know this will not happen. Why?

    Clearwire's business model is to lease wholesale space on their 4G TDD super fast network with download speeds of 100+ mbps.

    Which is something DISH, Softbank, Sprint and now Verizon wants to get their hands on. But because Sprint owns 50% of Clearwire, Sprint will not allow Clearwire to sell it's spectrum to Verizon. (remember the business model)

    This means that Verizon will have to deal with Sprint because Sprint holds all the cards at 50%...get it!
    Apr 18, 2013. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surprise! Sprint Gets Dished [View article]
    Karl, check this out. Most people don't remember that DISH currently owns spectrum. Plus, it's advanced high end spectrum. Which means....

    Now what does Dish owns? ( jeopardy music here) They own SATELLITES!!!!!!!! What does Sprint own? (more music here) They own a TDD advanced netwrok in Clearwire that downloads at 100+mbps.

    But if Sprint and DISH were to merge Sprint now would have capabilities for a Terrestrial 4G network....

    2. NO, expenses for towers!
    3. Sattellite phone capabilities!
    4. Worldwide roaming!
    5. Receive you calls anywhere!

    The list goes on and on
    Apr 15, 2013. 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Clearwire Shares Still Have Value? [View article]
    But it's not!
    Apr 11, 2013. 06:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana (MJNA.PK +17.2%) rallies after reporting Q1 gross revenue of $8.45M (+66% Q/Q and +377% Y/Y) and net income of $5.52M. The company adds it plans to deliver a 24-month audit history of its financials by the end of Q2, and asserts it has "positioned itself to become fully reporting" with the SEC once the audit history is complete. MJNA plans to reports its audited Q1 financials by May 15. (PR[View news story]
    Here's how I see it. Colorado is about to bring Industrial Hemp into the picture for Colorado farmers. If this happens, MJNA will have the upper hand because right now they are importing Hemp from over seas, which as you know is very expensive.

    This means that they will be able to get the Hemp in their backyard from local growers and a HUGE cost saving for the company!
    Apr 11, 2013. 02:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Isn't Cheap [View article]
    Well, that's interesting. Question: I was told that one has to use a type to THC paste in the RFMK vaporizer to get the best results. Did you use a THC paste?
    Apr 10, 2013. 04:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Isn't Cheap [View article]
    i'm sorry and the best one is?
    Apr 9, 2013. 08:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Inc.'s Recent Transaction And Guidance Raise Questions [View article]
    So do you feel that if the Fed do knock the door down, how many people do you think they will put in jail from all these 18 states and D.C. for violating the Rico Act?

    Plus, if I am not mistaken, Medical marijuana in DC has to go though congress first before it is okay to open up their dispensary right down the street from the capital building...yes?

    If this is the case, how members of congress will be arrested under the Rico act?
    Apr 8, 2013. 10:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Isn't Cheap [View article]
    I guess what the MJNA lovers are try to say too you is that we know the risk. This is why we invest in OTC-pinks. Because we are getting a big bang for our buck. Yes, we know that this big bang can blow up in our face. But that's an OTC risk us MJNA lovers are willing to take.

    Plus, you are always going to have people that will hold on to their conviction no matter what you say about the stock. I'm already up 300% with an industry that could vary well take off here soon...again I am willing to take that risk. I have better odds playing this stock here then I have in Vegas.

    Plus, I can "all in" if I want too or pull out completely at the first sign of trouble. But that's the fun in it....risk. Some people like jumping out of a prefectly good airplane hoping that the parachute opens and I invest in stock, but only one of these risks you can walk away without a scratch, with the exception of an empty wallet! While the other is terminal.

    I'm pretty sure that there is someone who cares for the guy jumping out of the plane, but he's going to go anyways. Would you try and stop people from jumping out of a plane with a parachute?

    This is the same thing...we don't want you to talk us down, just allow us to jump, and allow other people to jump as well, if they want to take the risk.

    I just feel that there should be the person standing at the door of the plane telling me all the bad things that will happen if my parachute doesn't open. When you skydive one has to have the conviction that the parachute will open.

    So it's time to close the door and allow the plane take off!
    Apr 5, 2013. 10:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Isn't Cheap [View article]
    Please don't forget that ERBB is one of the only Publicly Traded dispenaries. I can afford to invest $150,000 in a dispensary (low end), but by buying ERBB, it allows me to get into the dispensary game.

    Plus, it's cheaper for me to get involved and it allows me a little more freedom and control of the investment. Where as if you go with a VC you have less control of the money if the stock tanks.

    I would rather lose the money then have someone else that is investing for me lose the money for me instead.
    Apr 5, 2013. 08:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Isn't Cheap [View article]
    Well, to be honest, their products are in other states because I buy them at our local co-op in Arizona. However, these are the non-THC products like Dixie Drops (CBD Hemp Oil with 500mg CBD) The company can ship these non-THC products all over the country to any state and to any healthfood store.

    One of the thinks they did within the last few months is to position the product in suck a way that if Holder comes out with a hammer, the company will survive do to the non-THC products.

    Now, yes they have about 70 different products and a lot of them have THC based. (drinks, chewing gum, truffles, ice cream, pills...etc) But the minute the Federal Government starts understanding the medical properties of this plant, then they will change the drug category which will probably pull another brick out of the prohibition wall.

    One of the things that the company could do is promote it a little better to the investors. Example, I had no idea that the product was here in Arizona because they never came out with an news alert letting investors know that their non-THC product were here.

    Yesterday they came out with a lot of company information all on one post. Major mistake! They had about 6 different things going on with the various company within their holdings and it would have been better to come out with that information every three days. This way it would allow investors to digest the information. Plus it gives future investors like Alan to see where the positives about the company is heading.

    But with all that information coming out all at one time, the majorty of the information will get lost while investors are researching the first positive post.

    A company that is really good at this a type of information spread are the Telecom companies like Sprint. They have something coming out about the company every three days.

    I have noticed that when "positive news" comes out, the stock moves up for three days and then on the four day, investors start dumping. It's not just the little companies, I see this in the big ones as well. They say buy on rumor sell on fact! But I do my homework, get in, and hold on for the ride.

    But if they were to seperate the information coming out, they would probably have better results. Plus, they need to come out with a press release if one thing positive Hemp Oil in Arizona. Are there other products in other states? No idea if the other states have non-THC products because they don't promote that to the investor...well, not that I have seen.

    But maybe they will start.
    Apr 5, 2013. 08:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana Isn't Cheap [View article]
    Wait, wait, wait..did you just say.."the news was out during trading hours yesterday and had almost NO impact on the stock!"

    The contributor's news is out and it has not effected the stock as well. Why is that. I guess your theory about doing poorly doesn't make sense...does it!
    Apr 5, 2013. 10:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Opposition Against Sprint CEO Grows [View article]
    Well Bill, now what do you think about Sprint at $6.25 a share? I'm up $30,000. Sure hope you bought stock will it was low. What's that, you didn't? Hum....
    Apr 4, 2013. 01:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barbarians At The Gates Of The U.S. Medical Marijuana Market [View article]
    Here's a picture of ERBB's dispensary in Denver
    Apr 4, 2013. 12:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pipe Dreams: Can These Marijuana Stocks Make You Rich? [View article]
    Here's a picture of ERBB's dispensary in Denver.
    Apr 3, 2013. 11:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tranzbyte to Open a Northwest Branch Office [View article]
    Here's a picture of ERBB's dispensary in Denver!
    Apr 3, 2013. 11:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment