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  • GeoInvesting Responds To 22nd Century Group's Rebuttal Of August 27, 2014 Article [View article]
    Everything written in the article is true.I researched this a while ago,but I know SA will not publish my articles. So, I don't bother, nor do I have the time.Don't believe a word this company says. The CEO's past speaks for itself as does the past of some of his cohorts. Nuff said
    Aug 28, 2014. 03:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • YOU On Demand Holdings' Management Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Read the filings closely. Look at who controls the company. Look at where it is incorp. Look at the convertible securities. Look at the history of failed companies some of the execs worked. Look at who is helping with the financing and analysts. Look at the possibility of competition. Look at the lack of visibility in terms of sales.

    I used to think this had possibilities before I started to delve into this one a little. Good grief, I don't like what I see here. I'd write an article, but I know SA won't publish it. I think McMahon and his success at WWE is the leveraging item here that sucked up the retail money. 99% sure this will fail.
    Mar 31, 2014. 11:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • YOU On Demand Holdings' Management Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Fluff
    Mar 31, 2014. 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High flying biotech sector shows signs of rotation [View news story]
    99% of biotech are pumped up reverse split jobs with marginal potential that is spun into the next great treatment option via SA or Yahoo! Finance articles. The folks that write these articles are already being exposed. GALE, CYTR to name a couple. There are dozens more out there, I believe, that have been hyped via similar methods. These methods walk the thin line of legality, as the people writing the articles are not directly or indirectly paid per se. It's sort of like laundering money, only they are laundering info via the major financial publications that are more than willing to publish their nonsense since it increases their traffic and therefore their dollars. I may get banned for this, but I don't care. I care about transparency, and this industry continues to be opaque.
    Mar 21, 2014. 01:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obscured By InterCloud [View article]
    A look at the players involved says it all. I wrote about this back in Dec when the stock was flying, but SA dismissed it, of course, as not having any facts. Funny, since I provided links to all of them. Here is the link to it. Judge for yourselves.
    http://bit.ly/1dx42Ey
    Mar 21, 2014. 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pixelworks: Peeling Back The Apple Relationship And Assessing Largest Shareholder's Planned Stock Sale [View article]
    Took the time to read the filings on this one. The author is spot on. However, I expect a short covering bounce tomorrow, probably to 7. It went there pre-market today. I expect confirmation tomorrow. Then, another leg down a hapless momo players sell to minimize losses and shorts pile into this piece of junk.
    Mar 10, 2014. 05:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You On Demand: The Netflix Of China [View article]
    I waited a while before responding to this. What the author fails to mention is the 19mil investment is dilutive at best. Please sec SEC filings. 16,500,000 shares going out. McMahon is in at 1.75/share. He is hardly investing his own money. On the contrary, he is using this publicly traded company to essentially borrow shares dirt cheap, and sell them via a PIPE or some other dilutive mechanism. I've seen this over and over. If the author is long, then he too is in at 2 bucks, pehaps less. The stock is at 5 or 6. To sit there and say that McMahon is putting his hard-earned cash up is deceptive, and frankly, should be illegal in these forums w/o proper disclosure of the true facts of his ownership and part-take in the convertibles. Best of luck to you. This will be a great short. For now, there may be some more spiking to get people excited before the big registration hits. Also, Chardan = Eventually dump. Cheers.
    Feb 28, 2014. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ClearSign Of Upside Potential [View article]
    Now, now, now, let's be fair here. A quote from your personal attack on me, "...and he clearly has an I Q way above my measly 137. Sheesh, it sounds like someone didn't get enough cuddling as a small child but learned how to throw tantrums well."

    Anyone here think that isn't a personal attack?

    But, here's the thing. Matt Berry's sources are the State of Washington, the SEC filings, and the US Patent Office. You know this, and you also know therefore, that most of his sources are not his own articles, but real gov't filings. Look, guys, I checked. Thus, the falsehoods, exaggerations, and misdeeds of the players are verifiable. I spent many hours doing this.

    Now, onto to Steve's questions for those who refuse to do prudent research when it doesn't support your thesis:
    1) I think you are referring to a sentence in the middle of the paragraph. That is a cut-and-paste error with a period on the end. I meant to cut-and-paste "before issuing more shares out of a shelf registration or other form of dilution." Sorry about that.
    2) Most and possibly all the companies Mr Goodson has been at the helm or heavily involved in have failed. That is an undeniable truth supported by merely checking the State of WA archives. He has also welched on paying the money he owes from previous judgements, yet he seems to be able to get money out of his latest venture, CLIR. If this doesn't set off alarm bells, then I have nothing else to say here. He also lied about a patent that was issued 30 years earlier and has expired.
    http://1.usa.gov/1hKuxtF
    If that isn't enough for you, we have Hartwick, who was involved with SSTP, which is a well-documented stock scam. Moving onto Rick, we find an investment firm with John McFarland, Ormont, that was formed to pay shares. It was dissolved 6/30/13 and not renewed perhaps because McFarland has a FINRA action barring him, but I am not an attorney and can't speak to that. But here is the link to the documents:

    http://1.usa.gov/1hKuzS9

    McFarland is barred from the securities business per broker check:

    http://bit.ly/1hKuxtH

    If I can add a number 3 here:
    3) Steve, I am surprised that someone who is as seemingly bright as yourself, has "faith in this management team." You are a scientist for goodness sakes. Look at the backgrounds of these guys. Just the Rutkowski/McFarland thing alone should have scared you away. As far as the science, c'mon man! Look at the nonsense Goodson has pulled. It's right there in black and white. Some of these UW professors were mixed up in Microvision - a failing company, and now 2 members (maybe more) from Microvision have migrated over to CLIR. How in the world can red flags not go up. The same goes for you, Growthgeek despite my facetious denigration of your alleged IQ, I know you must have some level of intelligence. Just how deep into this thing are you guys?

    Tell you what though. I have been thinking about certain things today that have nothing to do with the financial markets. Regardless of our bickering, I hope you are happy and healthy.
    Dec 27, 2013. 06:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ClearSign Of Upside Potential [View article]
    GrowthGeek, you are wrong on every account. Matt Berry's article is not a smear campaign. If you bothered to look at the links he provides, you'd see that he is merely regurgitating facts. The MVIS influence in this company alone should raise eyebrows. That company supposedly had mind-blowing game changing tech, but the only shareholders who got rich, were a couple of players that are now on the touting team at CLIR. Take your head out of the sand and see for yourself. As far as shorting, no I should not short into bad price-action, yet another indication of your inexperience and lack of knowledge of how markets work. I ask once again to point out one, just one falsehood in Matt Berry's article. No one has responded. Instead, the longs and hype turn to criticizing perfectly good research. I am done here. I'll check back when this thing is back at 6 bucks or worse.
    Dec 26, 2013. 02:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ClearSign Of Upside Potential [View article]
    You haven't helped me do any research. The real research would be finding out if Scientific American was compensated in any way for their piece. Even if they weren't, a respected publication doing a positive piece on a company in no way lends credibility. Go back and look at some of the positive pieces done on the likes of Enron and World Com.
    Your laziness will be your undoing as the stock hype relies on people to not dig deep enough. I have done research and I don't like what I found, as it all points toward what was already explained by Mr. Berry. At first, I was kind of annoyed since I too was actually long the stock, wanting to believe in the pollution miracle. I was a perfect candidate for a believer - a hiker, one who rides his bike to work, rarely uses his car, etc., and routinely annoyed at seeing a thin layer smog over Seattle from atop Mailbox Peak on a warm summer day.
    You should embrace the effort put in by people like Mr Berry, as it may save you from your losses. Unfortunately, the power of this stock hype continues to last. Frankly, I am ashamed of the UW professors for linking up with this company as board members, directors, etc. Yes, they are compensated without having liability. Just a marginal effort on your part would uncover this. Oh yeah, MVIS (Microvision) was another UW doosy from Rick. How did that work out? I noticed on CLIR's Website, the list of professors, scientists, and business people has grown with the stock price. This includes Mr. Lee from Microvision. I wonder how wealthy he became from selling MVIS. Oh wait, I can find that out. Nah, I wouldn't want to spoil your holidays.
    Dec 24, 2013. 05:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ClearSign Of Upside Potential [View article]
    I believe you do have some interest somewhere, or you wouldn't have written a report on an obscure company near Seattle. Regardless, this company is running up due to pollution concerns in China. "Period." If you have a product in testing that is viable enough to issue pump press-releases, then why not have independent verification? No matter, good luck to you. I will wait for a short entry as I have already mentioned.
    Dec 24, 2013. 03:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ClearSign Of Upside Potential [View article]
    Oh, and btw, this has nothing to do w/Matt Berry's article, but his research does check out if you had bothered to verify it yourself. You didn't because just like many others, you will avoid and obfuscate that which dispels your position.
    Dec 23, 2013. 04:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ClearSign Of Upside Potential [View article]
    Oh yeah, what research? That put out by the company, or that which the company asked to be profiled? You apparently haven't read one SEC filing, or looked to see if there were any violations by previous executives or their partners in financings on the SEC site, FINRA, etc., or you'd know what I am talking about.
    I am not going to do your research for you, but I encourage you to look at the SEC filings and the financial dealings of "Rick." Keep drinking the coolaid. And yes, most of my comments are negative. No need to follow the sheep to their inevitable slaughter. Good luck to you. I don't like to see anyone lose money. Seriously, I don't.
    In terms of shorting, well, I don't pity those that only obey their research and not the price-action. I believe both will line up on this one. Whether that occurs at 10 or 11 or 15, it doesn't matter to me. I am patient with my entry and cover quickly when the price-action goes against me, even if I think the company is all hype.
    Dec 23, 2013. 04:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ClearSign Of Upside Potential [View article]
    I live minutes from their headquarters, if you call it that. They have minimal activity going on at the company. You longs, or SA hyping folks have no idea what you are talking about. Go look at some of the execs backgrounds as well as the 1984 patents they have or supposedly invented. Your answers and proof that this is a stock scam are all in there. When CLIR will collapse, no one knows for sure. They will issue pump PRs and/or have people write glowing SA articles until they run out of money again. They will for sure, as the only people banking off this are the insiders and a few traders. The company has no real operations and even admits there is a likelihood of their products never reaching the market. If anyone long here did any real research on this company, they would see this and the questionable backgrounds of some of the characters involved, but denial is their best friend. Good luck to you Mr Miller in your efforts to pump. I am sure you will sell into it.

    For disclosure, I have no positions, but will look for short entry soon.
    Dec 23, 2013. 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Major Problems With ZAGG [View article]
    I see some familiar names here still bagholding since Sep..."As a matter of policy, you don't short stocks..." Good grief, then, as a matter of fact, you limit your gains...
    May 28, 2013. 01:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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