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  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Funny guy. Wait 'til the other Bob Averill shows up. This should be good.
    Jul 1, 2015. 10:46 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Well, judging by the way some, like John, coddle Bob around here, mostly for keeping Axion afloat with his money, I figure he exercised a more direct interest than most BOD members (like Kish... and Wain...) and almost certainly had a more powerful voice in Axion decision-making. I also find him abrasive, arrogant and difficult to like, not to mention less-than-all-that in the techno department (want examples? seriously?), so I consider it likely that he might be behind some of the failed partnerships.

    But yeah, Tom may have been a puppet (still don't understand how he got the nod), but almost by definition he was "primarily guilty".
    Jun 30, 2015. 03:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    virtual, It seems likely to me that you are in the employ of, or amongst the friends of, the Chinaman Gesang.

    I'm often wrong, but almost always get it right eventually. Big breakthrough today, in fact, on a months-long false positive drug product quality investigation.

    Anyway, I hope someone does make the millions, in whatever currency. I love everything about this stock except the people who stole it from the Russians and then failed to make success of it. Why not a Chinaman? Go for it. 大胆试试吧!
    Jun 30, 2015. 03:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Thanks, Rick.

    When given a chance to contribute a name, I'll nominate burka-boy every time for stupidity and incompetence.

    Do you have insights into what part either Kiishinevsky or Wainwright might have played in this sordid affair?

    Do you not consider Averill to have been the most influential member over "that whole span of time" ? [~2007-2012, per nbtf's post]
    Jun 30, 2015. 02:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Only Bob Averill, IIRC
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Excellent effort. Thanks, nbtf, and thanks for the adjustment to your presentation.

    Obviously, in the time Bob Averill was on the BOD, Axion management dropped the ball many times. Both BOD and management were useless, apparently just collecting paychecks and/or hoping/praying for someone else to do their job, to do something else.

    Arkansas? Can't say I even remember that one. I lived there for years. Useless governor named Clinton constantly in state of scandal.
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    ad hominem attacks are also a quite popular diversion around here.
    Jun 30, 2015. 12:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    http://tinyurl.com/8hr...
    Jun 30, 2015. 12:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    With Chinaman "deal" we have clarity: control of IP is lost. No sense not to aggressively sell product to anyone and everyone. I agreed with careful approach in past years, but I believe / agree that this is now the wrong approach; let's call it what it is: STUPID: Unintelligent, lacking common sense.

    The BOD, including Bob A, with apologies for bluntness, let us down Big Time. The silent Axion management was useless way WAAAAAAAY before we knew it. Instead, briefcase-carriers carried the day and should be ashamed and embarrassed, not to mention thrown to the curb, preferably under some battery-electric bus or trolley. A properly written grant would have been granted. Deals would have been made. Sales would have come through.

    Caveat: The Russian patents are not a problem for the Chinaman Gesang. I do believe they were always an undisclosed problem for Axion.
    Jun 30, 2015. 12:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Happy to oblige: Bob, You're stupid.

    I recall the last time you announced you were buying, though.

    It came right after you announced "On occasion I do still have reason to communicate with Axion's management." That got me thinking. Then you made another comment that made me think again: "...but if Axion is going to survive, and I think they just might,..." Hair stood up on the back of my neck with that one.

    Anyway, I took a chance you knew something that we didn't, so I tripled my position and promptly sold, cutting my total AXPW losses by about 10%.
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    You jumped the gun again, njb.
    Jun 26, 2015. 08:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Some histories are easier than others, Bob. And yet others are historically easy; with AXPW as the worst-performing stock in the NASDAQ universe and beyond, we don't even need a poll to make that call.

    One wonders if your reticence isn't more a case of shame than anything legal; who the heck is going to sue you for telling us about your "inability to make success" ;-) as you put it, IIRC?
    Jun 26, 2015. 02:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    "...because from a relatively small heat it goes up vertically..."

    virtual, instead of "goes up vertically", try the common phrase "goes up in smoke".

    :-)
    Jun 26, 2015. 11:12 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    plain old "Chuckle".
    Jun 26, 2015. 10:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 400: June 22, 2015 [View instapost]
    Both the company profile and the most recent S-3 used the phrase "lead-activated carbon".

    Company Profile on most financial sites:
    "Axion Power International, Inc. (Axion) is a technology-based enterprise. The Company promotes and markets its PbC technology and to streamline manufacturing efforts focusing on its total lead-activated carbon negative electrode. ..."
    (Not well-written, is it?)


    Dec 2014
    FORM S-3 REGISTRATION STATEMENT

    Since inception, our operations have been primarily financed through the sale of equity and debt instruments to investors, with minimal revenue generated from our operations. We transitioned from a research and development based company to a commercial manufacturing company in the fourth quarter of 2012. We have determined that the most efficient use of our resources is to operate as a technology-based enterprise to promote and market our proprietary PbC technology and to streamline manufacturing efforts to focus on our >>>total lead-activated carbon negative electrode<<<. In the fourth quarter of 2014, we will take steps to evaluate and implement the staged phase out of the manufacturing of batteries and the redirection of our efforts toward carbon electrode manufacturing at our Greenridge Facility with some operations still taking place in our Clover Lane facility. We will also continue developing third party PbC battery suppliers, and selling energy storage systems. We believe that this streamlined effort with regard to our carbon negative electrode manufacturing will provide us with the best opportunity to commercialize our technology and thereby provide the potential to improve our financial condition, cash flow and market presence.
    Jun 26, 2015. 10:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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