Friday, February 24, 2012

Graham "Sucker Punch" Harris - Old School Drama

Reports have come in of an altercation at the California Resource Investment Conference mining show in Indian Wells, with respected Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp taking a sucker punch during the proceedings.

And the alleged assailant? None other than Mr. Graham Harris.
Mr. Harris has "accomplished" several things. First he has demonstrated to his peers a grotesque lack of self control. Impulse and anger control issues of management should not be the concern of public shareholders. They are now.

Assuming Mr. Harris is charged with an offense he is automatically excluded from the United States on "moral terpetude" grounds, and it matters absolutely not if he is actually found guilty in a court of law.

Finally Mr. Harris has shown contempt to the point of challenging his many, MANY critics with physical violence. This observer believes there are many that would take the man up on that offer.
UPDATE February 24

The Northern Miner has picked up the story.

"The California Investment Conference put on by the Cambridge
House folks in Palm Springs had a moment of old-school drama, with
Redhill Resources chairman Graham Harris punching the Mercenary
Geologist newsletter writer Mickey Fulp in the face during the
conference’s morning session.

As Fulp bled heavily from a cut on his nose, Harris returned to
his Redhill booth before being taken away by police, though no
charges were reportedly filed at Fulp’s request. Fulp was later
photographed with a large bandage on his nose and an even bigger
smile on his face.

The dispute apparently stemmed from unsubstantiated
accusations by Harris that Fulp had been anonymously trashing
him online. The Redhill booth went unmanned for the rest of the
show."
Artist rendition ONLY


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UPDATE February 19

Further to this matter a poster on the Jeff Berwick, the Dollar Vigilante blog( http://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/ ) posted the following ...

"I actually witnessed and broke up the first attack on Mickey on Saturday of the show. It was pretty crazy to see...especially considering the venue. The guy who carried out the attack claimed Mickey had said some negative things about his company on a blog...which Mickey said never occurred. In any event, it was an entertaining weekend...to say the least."
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UPDATE February 17

Despite many eager ears we have little more than speculation and innuendo to pass along. Apparently Mr. Harris attempted to run back to the Redhill Resources booth, after the sucker punch in front of many witnesses.

The sole response from Cambridge House, who is no doubt eager to bury this entire matter, is that a "disgruntled promoter" was involved.

Are we getting tired (yet) of taking the moral high road? Hell bloody no Citizens. Plenty of first stones left here to toss at Mr. Graham Harris for his lapse of reason. Has the man actually admitted to doing anything wrong OR apologized for making a public spectacle of himself to the man he attacked ... even as that man has elected NOT to persue criminal charges? Many might not have let this criminal act pass like Mr. Fulp.

Just another day at the office Mr. Graham Harris? Tsk Tsk indeed. Shameful.


Has Mr. Harris seen fit to resign from Cap-Ex Ventures and/or how long is this open flowing wound to Cap-Ex Ventures public shareholders going to continue? Thats' a leadership test and the main man needs to find the cajones to act pronto.

  


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Michael "StinkBag Analyst" Fowler

We are both disgusted and repulsed beyond measure to note the immediate immortalization of Mr. Michael Fowler of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd. on this blog forthwith. Better known in some circles as "StinkBag Analyst" Fowler.

Who is the real Michael Fowler?


"Senior Mining Analyst at Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon.
Past: CEO at Augen Capital Corp, Vp Senior Mining Analyst at Desjardins Securities, Research Manager and Mining Analyst at Harris Partners Limited.
Education: Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management, University of Leicester, University of Liverpool."

I'm too past speechless so let's hear what mystery man Fowler (I cannot find the man's picture) has to spew about Fire River Gold (in the Globe and Mail) first ...

"He also gives the nod to Fire River Gold and Northern Freegold. Fire River has a small, producing mine in Alaska that is in the process of ramping up to full commercial production. The company bought the property and infrastructure on the cheap in 2009 for $3.1-million in cash and shares, but estimates the replacement value of mining equipment and infrastructure alone at $150-million."



http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/digging-for-gems-in-the-junior-mining-patch/article2342629/page2/


And it just goes on and on ...

"Mr. Fowler, who teaches a course on how to invest in juniors at the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention, says one approach that minimizes stock selection risk and maximizes the chances of decent returns is to try to time the market. "

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/junior-miners-the-big-score-and-the-big-risk/article2341369/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2341369


The very first step in any possible strategy to minimize stock risk is to NEVER listen to the touts of paid dorkuses of zero ethics and horrid track records right Mr. Mystery Man?

A 13 second reveiw of Fire River Gold reveals two things. First that every asset is pledged with a due date on a 100% fully secured basis in November. Secondly that Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd. has loads of paper and these shameless K9s have been touting this deal down from MUCH higher levels.

Very same doggie who said Fire River Gold (Then $.50) would be producing 50,000 ozs gold production a year, annual cash flow of $ 36m by 2012, and a conservative target price of $ 1.40? (Now $ .20)

Mr. Fowler MUST have meant to say LOSING $ 30 million per year and sub $ .10 in weeks. Pffft.

For bloody shame and I'd bet that Fire River Gold is very seriously cash strapped again by June and is probably the worse possible krap on the Venture today and will be finished in a score of months at very best.

Taking another dishonourable mention again, is Canaccord Capital. This time the horrid drama is about loading 80 year old retirees money into ultra high risk options "managed" by total retards interested only in churning for commissions. All the money accidentially disappeared for some unexpected reason and Canaccord has lawyers on permanent retainer for a reason citizens.


http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C%3aCF-1928411&symbol=CF®ion=C
  



Friday, February 10, 2012

Kate "Ma" Barker


Kate "Ma" Barker (born Arizona Donnie Clark; October 8, 1873 – January 16, 1935) was the mother of several criminals who ran the Barker gang.

The Barker gang was responsible for a multitude of crimes and the death of at least 5 police officers.


Arizona Donnie Clark gave birth to four sons. The boys were named Herman, Lloyd, Arthur and Fred. After the birth of Fred, George Barker left the family, though it may have been at the insistence of his wife. At some point, she began using the name Kate Barker.

There is no question the "Ma" Barker brood was responsible for many, many crimes, and several times Kate faced the authorities on behalf of her sons, trying to keep them from serving jail time. Contrary to FBI reports she was never the ringleader of the gang.

Just before daybreak on January 16, 1935, the FBI arrived outside the two-story house where Barker and her son Fred were hiding out. A call for their surrender was met with no response. After a few moments, FBI Agent Earl Connelly yelled, "Unless you come on out, we're going to start shooting!"

Ma replied, "Go ahead." What followed was the longest gunbattle the FBI was ever involved in; it lasted four hours and there are reports that a minimum of 1500 rounds of ammunition were poured into the house.

Eventually "Ma" Barker and Fred were shot to death. It is said that Herbert Hoover personally authorized the disinformation campaign to defend the shooting of an innocent old woman by the FBI.

Barker's sole surviving son, Lloyd, joined the US Army as a cook, received the US Army Good Conduct Medal and Honorable Discharge.

On March 18, 1949 Lloyd Barker was killed by his wife who was later sent to Colorado State Insane Asylum.
  



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Antonino Joseph "Big Tuna" Accardo

Antonino Joseph Accardo (born Antonino Leonardo Accardo; April 28, 1906 – May 22, 1992), also known as "Joe Batters" or "Big Tuna", rose from small-time hoodlum to the position of boss of the Chicago Outfit in 1947.

In 1929, Capone was convicted of tax evasion and sent to prison for an 11-year sentence, and Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti became the new Outfit boss, after serving his own 18-month sentence for tax evasion.

By this time, Accardo had established a solid record of service and was a top earner for the organization, so Nitti let him establish his own crew. He was also named as the Outfit's head of enforcement.

Accardo soon developed a wide range of profitable rackets, including gambling, loansharking, bookmaking, extortion, and the distribution of untaxed alcohol and cigarettes.

As with all caporegimes, Accardo received 5% of the crew's earnings as a so-called, "street tax." Accardo in turn paid a tax to the family boss. If a crew member were to refuse to pay a street tax (or paid less than half of the amount owed), it often meant a death sentence.
After Nitti committed suicide in 1943, Paul "The Waiter" Ricca, who had been the de facto boss since Capone's imprisonment, became the boss and named Accardo as underboss.

Ricca and Accardo would run the Outfit either officially or as the powers behind the throne for the next 30 years, until Ricca's death in 1972.

By keeping a low profile and letting flashier figures such as Sam Giancana attract attention, Accardo and Ricca were able to run the Outfit much longer than Capone. Ricca once said, "Accardo had more brains for breakfast than Capone had in a lifetime."


In his later years, Accardo spent much of his time in Palm Springs, California, flying to Chicago to preside over Outfit "sit-downs" and mediate disputes.

Accardo's personal holdings included legal investments in commercial office buildings, retail centers, lumber farms, paper factories, hotels, car dealerships, trucking companies, newspaper companies, restaurants and travel agencies.
Accardo spent his last years in Barrington Hills, Illinois living with his daughter and son-in-law. On May 22, 1992, Anthony Accardo died of congestive heart failure at age 86.