Seeking Alpha


Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View dme306's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • Cautionary Signs For Taser's 4th Quarter [View article]
    MB aren't the only place where we can read an article or express an opinion that pumps or bashes a stock, correct? I apologize to Elite, I've read many of his articles but I didn't think it was insensitive, merely a suggestion.
    Dec 4, 2014. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cautionary Signs For Taser's 4th Quarter [View article]
    Where I'm from, FL, the budget cycle ran from 10/01 - 09/30 and I've had professional relationships with executives from around the US that adopt that same cycle but it is neither here nor there, to the issue.

    Other budgetary considerations can be adopted by city leaders who have the authority to withdraw unencumbered funds from one 'department' to another, i.e.; from Parks and Rec, from Fire, from Public Works and utilities, etc. Also, most cities are required to maintain a 'reserve account' equal to a certain percentage of the actual budget for 'special circumstances or incidents' such as natural disasters. Those funds carry over year-to-year and many entities carry far more than required by law. That is also another source of internal funding. There are two examples of 'internal' funds potentially available by cities who want to explore the implementation of body cams.
    Dec 4, 2014. 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cautionary Signs For Taser's 4th Quarter [View article]
    Follow the arrests of those agencies who use body worn cameras and let me know if any of the evidence has been suppressed at a 'Motion to Suppress Hearing' and if so, why? My point is the legal issues surrounding the use of body worn cameras will always be a 'fluid dynamic' in criminal law, just as Miranda was. There are so many adaptations related to Miranda just as there will be with body cams, but it won't prevent their use. Those are the issues that I'm referring to as having been 'worked out'. My use of that term is to imply that solid leading executives of police agencies will adopt standards and find 'best practices' from written material, such as that provided by PERF, when considering implementation of this or in fact any other policy change that could affect the agency or community. Thank you for your dialogue.
    PS. What did you think of the issues and the publications suggestions?
    Dec 4, 2014. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cautionary Signs For Taser's 4th Quarter [View article]
    Mr Shu,
    I would like to suggest to you a publication for review from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a law enforcement issue-based think tank in Washington, DC and find the free online publication just recently released regarding the issues of evidence, storage, privacy, public policy, etc. concerning body-worn cameras. Published this year (2014) it is entitled, "Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program--Recommendations and Lessons Learned" sponsored in conjunction with ASU and Phoenix, PD. It may help you in your future research regarding body worn cameras as well as other related issues your piece mentions.

    I would also suggest that you visit TASR facilities in Scottsdale, AZ and get a first hand look at their operations, scalability in manufacturing, end user and cloud storage legal concerns. I'm sure you are keenly aware that ALL of these issues have been worked out and as we learn from our mistakes, we adapt and retool and move on. Miranda never stopped questioning of suspects or getting confessions, right?

    Best regards.
    Dec 3, 2014. 10:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cautionary Signs For Taser's 4th Quarter [View article]
    Some points to consider from my 30 years of experience in LE and the last 10 in Command levels positions, concerning your thesis:

    1. Your fourth quarter projections with Taser don't match fourth quarter government budgeting...their cycle is already ended on 9/30 and they're already 2 months into Q1 (10/01/2014 - 9/30/2015). In order for law enforcement executives to make such a strategic move with their funding a few things must be answered; a) is there support and approval from the political authorizing environment of the particular agency?, b) is the change operationally feasible? c) will it likely continue to garner support? In this case the answer to all three is Yes. So, funding doesn't have to come from the government in the form of handouts. It can be implemented in stages, some immediately this year and then over several additional budget cycles--within different units of the agency and not all at once.

    2. This isn't just about Ferguson, although that was the impetus to discuss policy and practices related to police-community relations. There are many other catalysts besides police involved shootings that make 'outfitting' all public employee with body cams, therefore...finding the funding has always been on the table when socio-economic shifts occur. Just look at 9/11 for an example. The need for law enforcement militarization was born out of the savagery of 9/11...

    3, Finally, It will only be another three months before agency heads begin setting their meetings to prepare for the next budget cycle and you can bet, there will be plenty of funding requests to the Strong Mayor or City Commissions.

    Be safe!
    Dec 3, 2014. 06:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: What To Do After Friday's Massacre [View article]
    I'm not in oil or NG stocks but this is becoming an attractive play. UP on the watch list it goes.
    Dec 1, 2014. 08:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers Are Not The Bad Guys [View article]
    In 2005, businessman Salim Rana sued Left and was awarded $2,500,000 damages in the Los Angeles Superior Court
    Aug 4, 2014. 04:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting Clarity To A Misguided Editorial On Inovio Pharmaceuticals [View instapost]
    I could probably tell you who "blonde" was?
    Jun 12, 2014. 09:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio responds to Mr. Feuerstein's article [View news story]
    Honestly, his shot at successfully using this "self-contrived" Rule is nearly a can't miss, right. More than 80% of these trials fail...I'll take 80% in Vegas too.
    Jun 11, 2014. 09:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals Could Outperform - Dr. J. Joseph Kim, CEO, Tells Us Why [View article]
    Title of Post: "I Had Advanced Notice This Would Happen--Yet, I Was Still Stunned"

    Text: "As a loyal follower of AF on twitter, I was made aware(indirectly) that Adam was going to release a piece on INO which expressed major concerns. So, imagine my surprise when I saw INO go up 10% in the morning session. I was well aware of what was to come. I looked over at my coworker, who I also made aware INO was about to be bludgeoned, and he was actually smirking. We were literally witnessing people buying that were about to lose 20%. It is like a car wreck. You shouldn't watch but it is impossible not to....."
    Jun 11, 2014. 10:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ugly reversal for Inovio [View news story]
    Within the last nine months, from September of 2013 to June 2014, INO has taken extraordinary steps in preparation for expanding their operations. They added two new top-flight scientists to their team, opened a brand new mega-research facility in San Diego last month, inked a deal with Roche in a multi-million dollar partnership deal and reduced their outstanding shares from 240 million to 60 million. Can’t say this is in preparation for PII failure, can you?
    Jun 11, 2014. 07:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ugly reversal for Inovio [View news story]
    That's not why it reversed, on a pure technical basis! Adam F wrote another inaccurate hit piece on INO taking someone elses interview with Dr. Kim and distorting the words. Do we have to make a complaint again on you for adding your own opinion?
    Jun 10, 2014. 03:58 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals Could Outperform - Dr. J. Joseph Kim, CEO, Tells Us Why [View article]
    Still taunting your lack of professionalism around on this board Mr. Fuerstein? Does he threaten you in some way...must be the position you hold or you wouldn't act so unprofessional, right?
    Jun 10, 2014. 03:46 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals Could Outperform - Dr. J. Joseph Kim, CEO, Tells Us Why [View article]
    AF. Wow...for a poly-sci educated and informed guru of biotechs, you come off as a "bully" attacking a young kid attempting to establish his credentials and his career. "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and "How to Win Friends and Influence People" should be put at the top of your reading list. If you've read them, you may want to re-familiarize yourself with the leadership components in them and leave "bullying" out of the equation. My bet is you probably lost an opportunity to mentor an aspiring guru like yourself.

    Besides that, when is your next drive-by hit piece coming out on INO? I have to say the SP always responds well each time you publish an article. "I'm not trying to be mean, just honest with you." -DME306

    Jun 9, 2014. 11:36 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals Could Outperform - Dr. J. Joseph Kim, CEO, Tells Us Why [View article]
    I guess...but, it "may" rain tomorrow and it "may" not rain tomorrow? what "do you sense" from the above comment after you read it? I hope nothing...
    Jun 9, 2014. 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment