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  • Global Baristas reportedly outbid Starbucks (SBUX) in a bankruptcy auction to win the 47 Tully's Coffee outlets up for sale. The final word on the matter will come from the court on January 11, but one Global Baristas' owners - actor Patrick Dempsey - tipped off the development with a tweet exclaiming "we met the green monster, looked her in the eye, and...SHE BLINKED!" [View news story]
    I've never heard of you! (I am 'old man') - Patrick Dempsey; whoever you are; but good luck to you. Nice to see a young fellow take a risk! That's what America is all about! Create 'Clean Jobs!' If you take it Real Slow and Easy you will do fine - One Day when you are Public I would like to buy your Stock; provided you take my advice! - 'take it easy and slow' - don't try to compete with Starbucks (you will lose!) but I think you Patrick already know this and that is probably the Biggest Lesson You Will Ever Learn in Coffee!- written by a: A Big Starbucks Fan!
    You did real good buying 47 Tully Stores for 'Peanuts'! Keep it Up!
    Let me know when you go Public!
    Jan 4 09:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Brought BlackBerry To The Brink And Why None Of It Matters Anymore [View article]
    Calling: Captain Cook! It's way past time to Buy both Companies: RIM and Google but never too late! Pretty soon in the right pocket an iPhoneX and the left pocket BBX ('BB10') - best of all World's (2 pistols better than 1! & no room for 3!) Let them run independently - with gentle support from Big Brother!
    I hear you will have $250B+ in cash on hand soon. Is Santa Cook on his way? ! Oh! please speed it up! We need those $1000 bills!
    Long: Apple & Rim
    Dec 22 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Motors Really Overvalued? [View article]
    Nobody on Earth can send a Payload to ISS and return & soon to Mars on the cheap! - except One Man - The Name is: Mr.. Ion Musk (note: you could say: 'I presume the Name is 'Bond'?..as in Ion Musk?).
    Having Mercedes and Toyota as 'Assistants' is useful but Not essential: and congratulations to them both for being helpful - 'James' will reward them!: but I am sure they are scared to death! as they will never keep up with 'Musk' - the Name is now not 'Bond but 'Ion Musk' - I presume?
    A Movie soon will be a big Hit? Grew up in the 'Bigsmoke' (Toronto). What do you Investors Think? Remember when Apple was $0.99 - that's cents folks!
    ('Bigsmoke' the No.1 Equity Winner Year 2011- http://bit.ly/zpnyx7).
    Oh! by the way keep an Eye on Solar City!
    The Earth is Changing - and you 28 year old 'Anti-Apple' and 'Anti-Blackberry' and 'Anti-Tesla', 'Left-Wing Socialists -Communists Nickampoops need to pay Attention!
    Here is my Message of the Season: 'Don't Bet Against American-Canadian Success!' -Dummies!.......Media included!
    The Media bet against Steve and look what happened - and still does! Wait for Year 2013 on that one too!
    Dec 19 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Names With Something To Prove In 2013 [View article]
    There are 7+ billion phones in World - 7 billion smart phones to be manufactured - Apple & Blackberry need to crank up production fast and lower costs & get them all made in North-America! Let's go!
    Jobs! Jobs!
    Dec 13 07:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Names With Something To Prove In 2013 [View article]
    Winner - No.1 World Player Year 2011, Equities; grew $1 million to > $19 million in One Year: http://bit.ly/zpnyx7
    Dec 13 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Names With Something To Prove In 2013 [View article]
    Awe and Shock coming - 2 Horse Race - Gun Fires to START RACE Feb 1 - iPhone versus Blackberry. Big question: Will RIMM be caught with big Supply Problems as they rip into the androids market and tear it apart?
    Guessing future market 75% Apple: 24% Blackberry: 1% knock-offs by year 2015-2016.
    Doubt RIMM has any idea of the Massive Avalanche headed their way!
    Dec 13 07:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BB10's Potential For Success [View article]

    All you lovely folks are going to get a big nice surprise (excluding the 'anti-apple left wing'); BBM10 will be a big success - I can see a small group carrying both iPhone5 & 5S & 6 + BB10 Phone -Both - getting the best of All Worlds Anywhere on Earth! - what's going to go the way of the Dodo bird are the poor quality knockoff S-phones either legally or by natural death to BB10 & iPhone. Good luck RIMM! - put the boots to Android! I think you will! If you need a little help Apple will be there with a low cost iPhone in about 18 months to pick over the remaining Android remnants.
    Dec 8 03:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Canadian Banks And The Pre-Emptive Bailout [View article]
    The Bank of Canada ('BOC') has bailed out 'The Big5' many times, even recently for upwards of $100B (note: quietly as it's Canadian deal)-so relax; it's just like the FED (private company major shareholders: Rothschild's, Vatican); same thing; Bailouts! Debt Owing just keeps escalating on BS. Some might say it's a Pyramid Scheme with a Twist i.e.. Monopoly controlled by the 1% to keep the 99% poor. Nothing changes for the 99%; except more Debt.
    Dec 4 06:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks With Solid Catalysts And Upside Well Positioned For 2013 Gains [View article]
    Why doesn't Vringo approach Google and do a 'stock merger' say at a very reasonable $10-15 share (value $1.2B-1.7B). This 'preserves' Google's cash) and we take our chances that Google stock increases + Google is then in position to go after all the Other Infringers, which is most likely to pay back Google the entire 'merger cost' + gain a very nice profit - for Google?
    Google then becomes the big Winner and everybody is happy!
    Hope Vringo + Google Management reads this!
    Any comments?
    Long VRNG stock + options
    Nov 30 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks With Solid Catalysts And Upside Well Positioned For 2013 Gains [View article]
    Thanks Shamshy1. Anyone know if the following is very roughly right re Google payout? (Google Ad words Revenue $47B per year and rising about 16-20% Years 2011- 2016 x 20.6% (Judgment) x 3.5% (Judgment) = >$2.1 billions x about 47% for USA market only = $1B + pick up the Other >$1.1B by Filings in Other Countries?
    If Google Appeal, then numbers may well rise as Judgment may well go back to Years 2000-2003 and money > $3-4billions (USA + Other Countries)
    Management+ 3rd party Lawyers hopefully will leave some money for shareholders which includes the wonderful hedge fund investors who you would think also cannot be happy seeing Management sell stock; so stock hits at least $10-20? although some have said a Sale of Vringo to Google is possible at $30 (Mkt Cap $3.3B). Hope Management stops selling shares however 'small numbers' and restores confidence as we await ongoing monetization & actual banking of money - ZTE up next!
    Anyone willing to correct my very rough numbers? OR have better take on current situation as Management seems to have gone quiet?
    Long VRNG stock + options
    Nov 30 08:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks With Solid Catalysts And Upside Well Positioned For 2013 Gains [View article]
    Where's the Money from Google Law Suit Victory?
    Meanwhile The Management Executives running the so-called business: .Lang, Berger, Pearlman (CEO), Ellen , Sethm keep Selling Stock that they got for 'peanuts'.....is this Legal?
    Why would they constantly sell their Stock as Insiders to the public as shown on public records if they have any confidence in the Google Court Case outcome?
    Is this just another 'pump and dump scheme that Management Insiders get rich selling their stock to the public that cost them peanuts'?
    Nov 29 07:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VirnetX: The Fuse Has Been Lit [View article]
    Does anybody know where the $ mega millions they has 'won' from previous successful recent court cases since year 2009 is? None of it seems to appear on the Balance Sheet or Cash Flow?
    Are they yet to receive any money? and if so does anybody know when and how much?
    Nov 8 12:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: The Calm Before The Storm [View article]
    Am trying to get a handle on $numbers in event of a Vringo clear win. Does anybody have a good estimate on what Google earned in $AdWords Revenue since Year 2005 (about 8 yrs)? Secondly how many Years going forward would Google be required to pay the 3.5% Royalty Vringo is asking the Court? And, would there be interest/penalties on past 8 Years infringement? Anybody care to have a go at $calculations?
    Oct 18 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Google Ready For Settlement Before Trial Period. [View instapost]
    Google Mkt Cap close today is $243.5B. Roughly 50% USA, therefore say $120B and a 3% Charge for Willful Infringement is $3.6B (or if you prefer Sales+Property $Values Equation results in same Answer) equates to very roughly $36 per share of Vringo (Vringo will get around to Suing the 'Google International Operations & All Their Customers' later + All the Other Companies!) . Some say Goolge went to see Apple for help. Strange bedfellows....but when big bucks are at Stack Google obviously needs serious help. Mr.. Stout, the No.1 Patent Attorney in the World is know as a Reasonable Man, that is Prior to Trial; so let's Assume Google's Offer Sunday night equals $20 per Vringo share i.e.. $2B cash + Ongoing Royalties. That might prevent an actual Trial but I doubt it.
    Is this Case going to put an End to the Financial Goliath that think they can just Ignore Great Inventors with Solid Patents just because they have limited financial means? This Case may well be a Defining Moment for all those who Own Patents. Bring on the Trial Mr.. Stout! Trial Starts Tuesday October 16, 2012! Long Vringo.
    Oct 13 02:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Vringo's Damage Calculation Looks To Be Reduced [View article]
    Google's Market Cap is $243B; Stock at $744 share + Samsung at Record High Stock Price (the 'Partners') That's what is at Stake here. Profits made + Properties Acquired. The very Future of Google and it's Partners and Customers. Google could never have reached those 'Heights' without the use of Andrew Lang's Patents. Google was not willing to pay one dime to Mr. Lang. That is important as the Case proceeds. Likely Microsoft would dominate Search & it's Revenue today. Being a 'little guy with limited money to fight' Mr. Lang realized to his credit he needed some help. Enter Mr. Stout, the Pre-eminent Patent Lawyer in America and I should add in Canada too! If you Dear Readers + Steve! think that this could not happen as it did to Nortel (Canada's largest Market Cap Co) & 'Blackberry' the Top Cell Phone in the World (many Moons ago) one should think again! This time is different. It's a really Big Case! There are too many Patent Law Suits and it's Time to put a stop to Companies that think they can abuse the Patent/Inventor(s) and the Legal System and put an onerous burden on the Judges. Just as Nortel and RIMM had big egos I expect Goolge to have a much much bigger one (Hello: Emanuel and P!). It may well be at Trial the beginning of the End for Google (was $125 spread higher than Apple recently!). Kindly remember Steve is watching and what did he say?
    Oct 10 10:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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