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  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    This was leaked yesterday, causing the run up.
    Jan 10, 2014. 11:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    Robert, it is a sad fact that Texas has many folks who refuse vaccinations. Healthy lifestyle and wishful thinking is not enough to prevent the flu.

    We have a serious flu season underway and the death toll, not just in infants and the elderly, is mounting.

    http://1.usa.gov/1akRySs
    Jan 9, 2014. 10:01 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #265 December 16, 2013 [View instapost]
    OG,

    Didja notice what that did to (OTCPK:HEMP) and (OTCPK:MJNA) the last couple days?
    Jan 9, 2014. 04:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    Wish I knew!

    Just glad I did not write the $6 calls for .45 yesterday, as I had considered!

    Perhaps this pump piece earlier in the week, but it had no real news in it: http://seekingalpha.co...
    Jan 9, 2014. 04:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    Sold my first calls today.

    Settle Date: 01/09/2014
    Action: Sold Short
    Quantity: 10
    Symbol: ACAD 01/18/2014 25.00 C
    Unit Price: $0.40

    Thanks, folks.
    Jan 9, 2014. 12:27 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 294: Jan. 04 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Is that in the retromeanderthal mobile?
    Jan 7, 2014. 09:41 PM | 4 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]
    ii,

    "Enlightenment" is not the word I would have chosen to describe EU regulatory language.

    "Obfuscatory" comes more readily to mind.
    Jan 7, 2014. 09:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 294: Jan. 04 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    True, some make the engines and transmissions elsewhere, but put it all together here with parts from everywhere. But many of them also are making the engines here now, as well.

    I love driving my American-made car with a high-tech German engine and eight-speed transmission.
    Jan 7, 2014. 03:51 PM | 4 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]
    ii,

    With respect to EU laws about "competition," there are lots of them and they are rather complex:
    http://bit.ly/1ddwvUi

    >>
    Article 101

    (ex Article 81 TEC)

    1. The following shall be prohibited as incompatible with the internal market: all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices which may affect trade between Member States and which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the internal market, and in particular those which:

    (a) directly or indirectly fix purchase or selling prices or any other trading conditions;

    (b) limit or control production, markets, technical development, or investment;

    (c) share markets or sources of supply;

    (d) apply dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;

    (e) make the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial usage, have no connection with the subject of such contracts.

    2. Any agreements or decisions prohibited pursuant to this Article shall be automatically void.

    3. The provisions of paragraph 1 may, however, be declared inapplicable in the case of:

    - any agreement or category of agreements between undertakings,

    - any decision or category of decisions by associations of undertakings,

    - any concerted practice or category of concerted practices,

    which contributes to improving the production or distribution of goods or to promoting technical or economic progress, while allowing consumers a fair share of the resulting benefit, and which does not:

    (a) impose on the undertakings concerned restrictions which are not indispensable to the attainment of these objectives;

    (b) afford such undertakings the possibility of eliminating competition in respect of a substantial part of the products in question.<<
    Jan 7, 2014. 03:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 294: Jan. 04 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    It is surprising to many, but all of the major Asian carmakers have assembly plants in North America, in some pretty diverse places: http://nyti.ms/1lNqOM5
    Jan 7, 2014. 03:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    WT, Mercy, and OG (by PM),

    The ideas are much appreciated. As suggested by OG, I shall try the tutorial that Schwab offers online, and maybe one of the local Schwab seminars. Looking at potential books to read, as well.

    WT, your description of covered calls with MNKD is exactly what I had in mind with my 1000 shares.

    Thanks, all.
    Jan 7, 2014. 10:03 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OPKO Health's Rayaldy And Fall Prevention In The Elderly [View article]
    The effects of sunlight and Vitamin D production on human evolution are a fascinating topic with a wealth of science behind it in recent years.
    http://bit.ly/1iM5Wrh

    Nina Jablonski's theory is compelling.
    http://bit.ly/1iM5Wrl

    Her scholarly discussion of the evidence:
    http://bit.ly/19OhFTL
    Jan 6, 2014. 09:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 294: Jan. 04 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Masi,

    Actually, Subaru is an American manufacturer. Basically all of their cars sold in North America are produced in Indiana.

    http://bit.ly/19O0Gkp

    I drove Subarus for nearly two decades, and was happy to point to the Made in Indiana badge anytime someone complained about "buying foreign."

    Similarly, my current "foreign" German luxury car is manufactured in Spartanburg SC.

    One of the major US car makers is now owned by the Italians, who are willing to keep the beast alive.

    It just does not make much sense anymore to complain about the globalization of the auto industry. It benefits us all.

    If Subaru ends up getting a contract to produce light military vehicles, you can bet the contract will require that they are made in our congresscritters' home districts.
    Jan 6, 2014. 07:36 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    Treatment of ADHD is the bread and butter of my subspecialty (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). I think this drug shows tremendous promise as a non-stimulant alternative to the standard drugs, as the CEO notes in the interview.

    Although we do not fully understand the mechanism of metadoxine, which appears different from the dopamine boosting effects of stimulants, the studies so far look very good in both efficacy and safety. It may turn out to be a useful adjunctive treatment, along with the standard stimulants, when effective doses of methylphenidate (Ritalin) or amphetamines (Adderall) are poorly tolerated due to sleep or appetite disturbances. Lower the dose of the stimulant and add metadoxine to boost attention benefits. As far as I can tell, there are no published reports of this yet. But doctors are sure to try it once the drug is available.

    http://bit.ly/1gB5Kb7
    Jan 6, 2014. 01:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    I applied today to begin trading options in my Schwab account. I am very much a novice in this area, and would appreciate any suggestions from more experienced participants about the best reading material to learn this game.

    My dad has been using options against his long-held blue chips for years to supplement his retirement income. I am thinking of giving it a try with covered calls on my pharma stocks that I intend to hold for awhile as their stories unfold, such as (ACAD), (MNKD), (ARNA) and now (ADHD).

    Suggestions?
    Jan 6, 2014. 12:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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