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  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    OMG, that is hilarious. I was laughing so hard, and my wife kept saying, "that stuff doesn't make any sense?". Great job!
    Jan 24 10:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    All of the selling is in direct response to my decision to buy more today. Big drop right after my buy went through. I did however get more @ .0905 so I'm happy with that block.
    Jan 23 03:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Martin Luther King's Dream – Monday, January 20, 2014 [View instapost]
    MLK has been a hero to me for as long as I can remember. From the time my kids were very little I have had them listen to that speech and understand what it means. Every time I hear it I get chills up my spine. It's a shame he was not able to continue his work.
    Jan 20 11:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the sun rising on Daybreak Oil and Gas? [View instapost]
    My pleasure, Patrick.

    I'm very excited about this year for my favorite little oil company. 10Q out last night showed another quarter of solid growth.
    Jan 15 08:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 295: Jan. 09 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Spent the last two nights in Charlotte and put out a couple inquiries regarding the NSC frieght terminal by the airport. Nothing back yet but when I turned on the TV this AM the first thing up was a piece by a local station on the terminal. They interviewed a guy from NS and showed a bit of the terminal. There was a loco there, but not our 999. Number was 3040 I believe.

    The article did mention that the goal is to spur multi-billion dollar development near the terminal. It is not located near any large residential development, so I don't know if I would count on any requirement to use a battery yard slug. It would however be a logical place to deploy a couple of them. .Time will tell.

    The yard will be officially open in April. I'll keep looking for information and pass it on when I can.
    Jan 11 11:49 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 293: Jan. 01 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Yes, John. I'm also weary of it. I think some people are simply mad at themselves becasue they have lost money so far and a way to make themselves feel better about their decisions is to redirect the blame to others.

    I did a lot of DD before putting a lot of money into Axion. I checked out Tom Granville. One of the criteria I look at when investing in any company is the top guy. I look for a strong horse but I also want a jockey that can take him to the finish line. I believe TG can do that. I think I am probably down about $200K at this point with Axion. Do I wish I had waited? You betcha. Am I mad? Absolutely not. Getting mad doesn't do me any good. Would I change management at Axion? Same answer. No way. They have done nothing to demonstrate to me that they are not doing their best to make the company a success.

    The talk about banding together and trying to do something about management is hilarious. Best laugh I have had in a while. Good luck with that.

    Maybe we should start a new concentrator where we can go back to a discussion about the technology and its possible applications, rather than blathering on about how the management sucks.
    Jan 2 12:59 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 293: Jan. 01 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    LOL, very apropos, user. Couldn't agree more. Like you, I have been in since 2009 and still own my shares I bought @ 2.10. I'm holding them until they are in the green. I have no doubt that will happen. I'm one of the larger holders here and am extremely bullish and positive. I'm also cognizant of how the real world works and know that things don't always go as planned. I actually hope the price stays down a bit longer for purely personal reasons. I want to buy more.
    Jan 2 08:00 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 292: Dec. 27 '13: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Interesting information, Kevin. I commute by air to Charlotte every other week for work and have noticed the construction around the airport, including the new rails. Now I know what it is for.

    However, I'm not too sure I would get excited yet about the NS999 being used there. The "underground" portion is only those areas under the taxiways and would not require a non-smoke-emitting locomotive. The area where all of the loading and unloading takes place is not underground. However, since the yard is located close to the airport and proposed industrial-use buildings, it would make sense to limit emissions. I'll be heading there on the 12th and will try to pay more attention now.

    I'm also thinking of how I can leverage my area contacts to see what else I can find out.
    Dec 31 01:40 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 292: Dec. 27 '13: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    I hope you do get your shares, B. But right now I'm sure glad I took advantage of .097 last week :-).
    Dec 30 01:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold [View instapost]
    Found this blog and love it. Agree with everything Chris says and really enjoy all of the comments. I have a nice stash of gold and silver just in case.

    As for a trade, I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm where my dad taught me everything I need to know to survive. We made our own butter, maple syrup, grew all of our vegatables and fruit. I can butcher a cow or pig, same for chickens, rabbits and squirrels. I know how to freeze, can, brine, etc. to preserve foods. My dad taught me how to sweat pipes, weld, do roofing, drywall, lay blocks. I like to think I am prepared for just about anything, at least I know I am a heck of a lot better prepared than most people out there.

    My wife and I recently started putting together a little survival food stash, and I always make sure we have a full propane tank for the grill. Have plenty of wood in the forest if we get to that level. All of my boy-scout training will help a bit with that.

    Sure hope I never have to use all of those skills, but am very glad to have them.

    Thanks for all of the great info here.

    Walt
    Dec 29 11:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 291: Dec. 22 '13: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Thanks, John, and same to you. I am positive it will be a great one and none too soon. Then we can get rid of the "I hope the new CFO knows what he is doing", "Anybody can do better than TG", " We need a new CEO", blah, blah, blah comments. Jeez, if you want to invest in nano-caps then you better be prepared for some lean times or else just get out and move on. My God, you'd think some of these guys think the world revolves around them.

    Anybody who's been involved in project work for any large firms know that things take time and there's nothing you can do to speed it up.

    Yesterday was an absolute early Christmas present. I have no doubt that sometime this year most of the whiners here will be wishing they had loaded up yesterday.

    Peace to all of you.
    Dec 25 06:29 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 291: Dec. 22 '13: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Yep, Edmund. It's why I added another 100K today. This was a gift. Reminds me of my current multi-bagger I am watching. When it was all gloom and doom I loaded up shares under a nickel. Trading around .40 today with plenty of room to run. When everyone else is grumbling and thinking they can do better than the management in place and you believe in the company, that's the time to buy.
    Dec 24 01:06 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the sun rising on Daybreak Oil and Gas? [View instapost]
    Lots of news in the last 5 months. I spoke with the CEO, Jim Westmoreland, on Friday and things are progressing quite nicely in Kentucky. Today they just announced a successful 5th well there, which is on top of another 2 wells in California announced 2 weeks ago.

    I'm expecting production figures from the KY wells within a couple weeks and believe the numbers will be at least 200 bpod for each well, which would mean a total of over 1000 and 250 net for us. Jim said each well is producing enough gas (100 MCF/day) to pay for operating costs of that well. I also expect reserve figures to be significantly higher than the originally estimated 50K barrels per well. With a total of 50+ wells planned for this KY lease that's a lot of oil.

    More California drilling will be starting around April, including an exploration well in the Sherman prospect. While not huge, the Sherman prospect is estimated to contain 300K barrels. When you are a low cost producer like Daybreak you can make a lot of money on 300K barrels.

    Put Daybreak on your alert list. I think there will be a lot of good news in the near future.
    Dec 23 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 287: Dec. 05 '13: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Yes, there will have to be some kind of compromise in this and other initiatives. What many people don't realize is that once you pay the basic service charge, there are two parts to your electric and gas bill. The basic service charge is mainly for Managerial overhead. One of the other charges is for the energy itself, which utilities are forbidden by law to make a profit on BTW, and the other part is for delivering that energy to your house. If you are not using any energy, then you are not paying any of the expense of maintaining the poles and wires. Your neighbor who is using a full allotment of energy is paying a much greater share of the cost. But when you do need that grid-supplied power, you certainly want it to be there and working properly.

    A similar problem exists with electric cars, and ISTR that John has mentioned this in his writings. URD's (underground residential developments) are designed for a certain number of houses with a certain load for each house. If enough people in a URD buy EV's, and this then requires an upgrade of the cables, transformers, etc., who should pay for that? It's very expensive to dig up UG equipment.

    It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming years, as both solar panels and EV's become more commonplace. Even here in snowy NY I'm seeing a lot of residential solar arrays going up.
    Dec 8 12:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 287: Dec. 05 '13: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Interesting you say that, John. As you know, I've been doing some work for Duke Energy. They are just now trying to do something about that. I'm on the utility's side in this case. Why should they be forced to buy excess generation at market rate when they still have to pay to provide all of the expense to get the lines to the house. Somethiing will be done about that.
    Dec 7 05:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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