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  • Seadrill: Perspective From Russia Part 2 [View article]
    I can't help wondering if something's being 'gamed' here . . . specifically in the expanding US oil/gas production. Is there a deliberate effort going on to try to limit Russian production for their own financial gains -- all being couched in terms of 'sanctions' and other geo-political hyperbole?
    Sep 30 12:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bob Evans May Soon Be 'Delivering Farm Fresh' REIT Revenue [View article]
    Short answer: no. The elderly, by and large, are very conservative spenders and tend to eat less . . . but occupy restaurant seating longer. They generally don't 'tip' as well, either. If BE is serving 'old people's food' (much like Baker's Square and Old Country Buffet -- and increasingly Perkins) then there isn't much hope for getting a profitable chain again.

    Nonetheless, this was an interesting walk down memory lane, for me as BE was one of my early stock picks thru the then named NAIC (now Better Investing) DRIP programs. I sold my holdings in the 90's sometime.
    Sep 29 03:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 5: Pentair, 27% Return Through 2015 [View article]
    I suggest everyone do a *VERY* deep due diligence dive before putting money into Pentair. I've watched this company (from the inside) ever since it took over Hoffman Products and its top line executives are amongst the most clueless gits on the planet. They have one senior exec who can be demonstrated as being an incredible incompetent with a massive Napoleon-complex and is responsible (on average) for over 20 MILLION -- and that's PER YEAR -- on wasted, half-assed tech products & projects, all the while collecting kick-backs from his selected vendors -- over that's lasted over 10 years!!

    On the other hand, I'd really like some foo -- er, investors to start buying up this stock so I can get rid of ours.
    Sep 26 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 367 Sep. 21 '14: BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance [View instapost]
    or maybe pay-back for buying LMT jets?
    Sep 25 01:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    That was more to my point. And, without intending to hijack a comment-thread -- I'll try to add some clarification to my comment. First, the generalization of 'disabled people' belies the vast range of difficulties faced by people with disabilities. And, yes, even my own remark was too generalized to be useful -- and, for that, I apologize.

    I have a lot of personal connectedness with the world of disability and have both watch the effects and personally felt the effects over my entire lifetime. It is far more expensive and far more difficult for most of those who have some form of permanent disability (and their care-givers) to gain an upper hand in their own finances or to 'take advantage' of many opportunities which have been spoken of.

    One thing that is very commonly resented in the disability community is the so-called 'super-gimp' stories that get circulated (usually at low ratings times or during holidays) where one-off stories of personal triumph -- usually very skewed -- are paraded about to make the TABS (temporarily-able bodied) feel good about themselves. They mask the mostly desperate reality that the majority of disabled live in.

    That was really all I was after -- to gently challenge the broad-brush assumptive position that *everyone* has access to the same things in life. They don't. And while I might well qualify as my own 'super-gimp' story, it would be a lie to claim that I had equal opportunity to do as well as many others who don't face the kinds of limitations that I'm talking about.

    So, in all, it was an attempt to reminder ourselves of the old, 'There but for the grace of God . . . "
    Sep 25 01:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    No, I wasn't but I admit my comment was probably to veiled to be useful. Sorry about that. (see additional explanation, below).
    Sep 25 01:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    that's true -- except for people with disabilities . . .
    Sep 24 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    I wish more people would read the Anti-Federalist papers (still available at an online bookseller near you).
    Sep 24 02:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 367 Sep. 21 '14: BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance [View instapost]
    I've never, in the few years (and few times) I've communicated with JP, had the slightest difficulty in reaching him privately.

    As an alleged ePower Stockholder, I should think you'd recognize the difference between corporate and investment information for public dissemination and a company's internal operating policies -- the later of which are not suitable for public forum Q&A.

    While your concern is supportable as a stockholder, you're public manner of query, is not. The process is correctable and clear enough, just email or call JP directly to ask your questions rather than getting upset about it here.
    Sep 23 01:01 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 365 Sep. 15 '14: BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance [View instapost]
    It's not just you.

    I think you nailed it in another comment a few minutes ago . . . I find it increasingly annoying that a relatively small but vociferous group - many of whom claim to sold their holdings - keep harping on things which are 1) beyond their apparent capacity to understand and 2) outside their control anyway. It isn't doing anybody any good to keep on posting their personal agony on something they have no stake in and to do so, repeatedly. In fact, I question whether these concentrators do much real good anymore. I know I've gotten to the point of just skipping over the majority of posts and only pay attention to two or three people whose comments have information value.
    Sep 17 05:09 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Atlantic Power Cuts Dividend 70%; CEO Steps Down [View article]
    "Lastly, Atlantic Power has decided to lower its dividend. The new dividend rate will be at CDN$0.12 per share, down 70% from its the previous level of CDN$0.12 per share."

    Huh??
    Sep 17 01:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Be Ready For A Massive Crash [View article]
    Or, then again, maybe you're right but the 'voting machine' of the current market is ignoring a bunch of really ugly things about this Barnum and Baily stock game.

    Sometimes, it is possible to be right but long before the majority will catch on. Only time will tell . . .
    Sep 7 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    fwiw, it's Thomson Reuters -- I only know because my wife interviewed there, yesterday . . .
    Sep 5 05:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    I'm seeing nothing on the web and nothing on Axion's website . . .
    Sep 5 05:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    good lord, can we please give the recriminations a rest, already . . .
    Sep 5 05:16 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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