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  • My March Madness Final 4 Basic Material Stocks [View article]
    This is at least the third SA article about GOFF in the last few days. What a coincidence! GOFF is one of the most obvious pump and dumps I've ever seen, and is already plunging. The only real question - will it be below 1 cent by the end of the week?
    So, why did you write this, Mr. McKitterick?
    Apr 10, 2013. 08:00 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why These 4 Gold Companies Have Something In Common [View article]
    GOFF is a scam.

    I'm curious why you recommend it.
    Apr 4, 2013. 04:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why These 4 Gold Stocks Deserve A Place In Your Portfolio [View article]
    GOFF is a scam.

    I'll let you figure out what that makes Mr. Rankin.
    Apr 4, 2013. 04:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal Is Dead [View article]
    Comcity, I assume you're talking about the theory of abiogenic petroleum formation. While minor amounts of abiogenic petroleum have been found, there is no evidence that abiogenic methods can produce commercial deposits and the theory is rejected by nearly all petroleum geologist. As for your description of the carbon cycle, it's pretty much backwards from reality. Nearly all petroleum is produced by organic matter with includes leaves, swamps, and an occasional dinosaur. An while gas, oil and coal formation is an ongoing process, we are consuming fuels produced over hundreds of millions of years at rates that far exceed the rate of generation.
    Mar 22, 2013. 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aurico Gold: What Happens When The Experts Go Against Simple Logic ... [View article]
    It's difficult finding good junior gold miners to invest in. One of the key indicators is to look at previous history of management. Aurico (aka Gammon Gold) has a long history of OPUD (over promise - under deliver), so bad that they changed the name of the company. They are going to have to show me something different before I consider them for investment.
    There are better gold miners out there. Good investing.
    Mar 7, 2013. 09:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal Is Dead [View article]
    Look at ARLP
    Mar 6, 2013. 08:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Risk Factors In Mining Investments: Location, Geology, ETFs And Junior Explorers [View article]
    I suggest you carefully review the financial reports for this company.
    Mar 5, 2013. 04:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider Shorting Great Panther Silver [View article]
    As Itinerant has pointed out, <GPL has epitomized the "U" in under produce and under perform. When evaluating junior miners, management history and experience is second only to dumb luck in predicting future prospects. Given <GPL's history, this company is very likely to under-perform most junior silver miner peers. As to shorting, remember the cesspool theory, even turds go up in a rising market.

    Good luck to all.
    Feb 25, 2013. 03:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Speculative Silver Stocks To Buy For 2013 [View article]
    Speculative is the operative word here. This is a list of problem children of the silver mining industry. SVM has more red flags than a May Day parade. You may be right, but risk / reward is way too high for me. As for GPL, they need to show me they're a good operator before I invest in them. And MVG has serious community problems that need to be resolved before I consider investing. Mining is risky enough without taking on the additional problems these companies face.

    No position on any of the above.
    Dec 28, 2012. 06:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]
    So why didn't John Christy sign this? Of all the skeptics, Christy has the most credibility.
    Dec 12, 2012. 02:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Sea Change In Mining: 1 Stock To Buy, 1 To Hold And 2 To Sell [View article]
    Thanks Bob,
    I agree pretty much with your assessment and have small positions in both. But with rising capital costs, these are becoming more risky. I focus more on smaller producers and near producers with smaller projects.
    Dec 4, 2012. 03:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]

    Fair enough.

    A climatologist is someone doing research on some aspect of the earth's climate. That eliminates people like Al Gore and Anthony Watts.

    Climatology is a multidisciplinary science, so climatologist may have a variety of degrees. It's their area of expertise that matters.

    Field experience depends on what their doing. It's important for a glaciologist, not some much for an upper atmosphere physicist.

    Top 10 list are subjective - I'm surprised an independent thinker like yourself would care. Since climatology is a diverse field, the choice of universities depends on your area of interest. For example, University of Arizona used to have a good program in dendrochronology. I don't know if they still do. If your interested, check them out.

    Employers? You know that - universities, governments, and a few think tanks. Eggheads who know nothing of the real world. But then research science eventually becomes applied science.

    Don't lump all AGW people together. There is a big difference between environmentalist like Bill McKibbon and climatologist like Richard Alley. Their objectives and areas of expertise are very different.
    Dec 2, 2012. 10:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Verizon Shareholders And Dividend Investors Should Buy Vodafone [View article]
    Thanks for your reply. I don't rely on Yahoo. I'm aware of the uneven dividends but i guess I just like to play it conservative and not assume next year will be like this year.

    Dec 2, 2012. 09:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]
    Dr Leeb,
    I don't want to belabor the point, but articles that are in peer reviewed science journals are not made up. You can read articles like the one on WUWT and they sound reasonable. Here is a general rule of thumb, if you can understand an article on global warming (either side) and you don't have a background in climatology, then the article has been simplified and many important details have been omitted. That's not necessarily bad, if all the details were put in, you wouldn't understand it. It's easy to criticize "an inconvenient truth" because it generalizing a very complex topic and doesn't get some of the details quit right. To do that, the movie would be 40 hours long and most people would turn it off after 5 minutes.
    If you want to understand global warming, read a text book for Climatology 101 - that's what I did. Then you'll realize about 99% of the anti-AGW criticism is bogus. And you'll also find the 1% that is valid.
    Dec 1, 2012. 05:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]
    That information is 37 years old. Dontcha think there might have been one or two improvements since then?
    Dec 1, 2012. 04:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment