Friday, May 31, 2013

Gold Treasure of the Boer War

Gold Treasure of the Boer War

In the closing stages of the Anglo-Boer War, Paul Kruger, president of the South African Republic of Transvaal and the face of the resistance against the British, was said to have absconded with all of the riches of his nation when he fled from encroaching British troops in 1900.

In the 1880s Kruger had issued orders that if the British threatened the capital city of Pretoria the entire reserves of the national bank - gold bullion and coins - should be put on wagons and hidden in the African plains. Following his evacuation, Kruger lived out the last four years of his life in exile before dying in Switzerland. Most Boer leadership were killed and the location of the Krugerrand fortune has never been revealed.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Vette350 - Career Copper Fox K9 Cheerleader

Career Copper Fox Metals (CUU.v) retard "Vette350" has suddenly reappeared from beneath a rock to spew more of the sweet nothings of a horrid, possibly crooked PoS ...

Yes indeed. Literally YEARS of spewing on AgoraScam, Stockhouse, Silicone Investor and likely everywhere else too. BoyoTard was on hiatus for a while, prompting some to assume the OSC complaint against this highly organized stupidity was flushing out the worst of the turds. No such luck as the logs continually float to the surface.

This monkey believes said highly retarded types are most likely just lifeless, stuck public dopes ... 100% desparate to turn their chit into caviar. Conspiracy theories may hold some water here, but damn it is, where do these fools continually come from?
The clock is running down on Ernesto and everybody else holding this paper. Chop a couple hundred million off that dopey market cap and its STILL overpriced. Dollars to donuts there will be retards exactly like Vette350 STILL spewing about the wonderful "cheap shares" that are available because of the "basher conspiracy" when CUU craters.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Robert C. Gardner revisited - LRDR.o

TRULY horrid Laredo Resources (LRDR.o) has seen some minor profit taking as Mr. Gardner's laughable phantom market got chopped down to near reality in no time. Actually the "fair" value of this paper is a large negative number ... yes indeed folks, anybody figuring any upside from this group best get that grey material looked at.
Hard to image I'd ever hear myself saying this butt DAMN. This here completely horrid junk makes the Venture look like the "Blue Chip" exchange.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How Diamonds became Forever - NY Times

It was in 1947 when the real-life copywriter Frances Gerety coined the phrase “A Diamond Is Forever.”

As Ms. Gerety recalled in a 1988 interview with a co-worker, Howard Davis, she had just finished a series of ads and was headed to bed when she realized that she had forgotten to create a signature line. Exhausted, she said “Dear God, send me a line,” and scribbled something on a slip of paper. When she woke up and saw what she had written, she thought it was just O.K.
A few hours later, she presented her idea at a meeting. According to her, “Nobody jumped.” It’s hard to imagine a time when diamond engagement rings were not the norm. Last year, Americans spent almost $7 billion on the rings. But in 1938, when a De Beers representative wrote to N. W. Ayer to inquire whether “the use of propaganda in various forms” might boost the sale of diamonds in the United States, their popularity had been on a downward trend, in part because of the Depression.
N.W. Ayer conducted extensive surveys of consumer attitudes and found that most Americans thought diamonds were a luxury for the ultra-wealthy. Women wanted their men to spend money on “a washing machine, or a new car, anything but an engagement ring,” Ms. Gerety said in 1988. “It was considered just absolutely money down the drain.”

Still, the agency set an ambitious goal: “to create a situation where almost every person pledging marriage feels compelled to acquire a diamond engagement ring.”
“Sentiment is essential to your advertising, as it is to your product,” it counseled De Beers in a memo, “for the emotional connotation of the diamond is the one competitive advantage which no other product can claim or dispute.”

Meanwhile, Ms. Dignam was busy making sure average consumers saw diamonds everywhere. Her theory was that “the big ones sell the little ones.”
In the 1950s, N. W. Ayer started lending jewels to socialites and starlets for the Academy Awards and the Kentucky Derby. The campaign was a success from the start. After just two years, the sale of diamonds in the United States increased by 55 percent. In its 1951 annual report, N. W. Ayer noted that, “for a number of years we have found evidence that the diamond engagement ring tradition is consistently growing stronger. Jewelers now tell us ‘a girl is not engaged unless she has a diamond engagement ring.’ ”

A Diamond Is Forever,” has appeared in every De Beers engagement ad since 1948. In 1999, two weeks before Ms. Gerety died at the age of 83, Advertising Age named it the slogan of the century.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Brett Matich and the Gruesome Twosome revisited

It has been an ultra long haul of 2 years but Mr. Brett Matich has FINALLY succeeded in cobbling together some dopey paper swap or other as a qualifying transaction for Natan Resources Ltd - NRL.v. Take a bow Venture exchange for foisting another wicked worthless PoS run by securities K9s on the public.

NRL.v is $ .035 bid and that pretty well sums it up.

Further to the news releases of Feb. 7, March 27 and April 11, 2013, Natan Resources Ltd. has completed its qualifying transaction described in the company's amended filing statement dated effective April 9, 2013, a copy of which is available under the company's SEDAR profile. Effective at the opening of market on April 19, 2013, the trading symbol for the company changed from NRL.P to NRL, and the common shares of the company resumed trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. Pursuant to the policies of the TSX-V, the company is no longer a capital pool company and is now classified as a Tier 2 mining issuer.

Description of the qualifying transaction

The company's qualifying transaction consisted of a share exchange agreement dated Jan. 22, 2013, between the company and Bethlehem Iron Ore Corp. for the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Bethlehem in exchange for common shares of Natan. For further details on the transaction, please see the company's news release dated Feb. 7, 2013. In connection with the qualifying transaction, Natan issued one million common shares at a deemed price of 11 cents per share to former shareholders of Bethlehem.
Course that manner of life-time value creation experience fits right in with the Bumring/Hairless stable of complete and total horrid chit. We have Redhill Resources (RHR.v) at a nickle today, Clive Massey's Wildfire Capital Corp (WIF.v) at $ .085 and the boyo's Decade Resources @ (DEC.v)$ .025.

And yes of course the quite looted and very finished CapEx Iron Ore - CEV.v is the flagship at $ .09. In short EVERY deal associated with the terrible threesome is at or near historic lows. Take a picture folks.