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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2013
     
    In India, women are forced into unwanted and unnecessary hysterectomies:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21297606

    Meanwhile, Scottish banks face billion dollar law suits for fraudulent description of investment "products":

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/banks-face-huge-claims-in-loan-mis-selling-scandal.20064413
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2013
     
    I have often wondered why the Papp noble gas engine promoters never got a penny stock scam going.
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2013
     
    Posted By: maryyugoNuclear scam:

    http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005134660#.URaywWeGB4I


    Awesome..
    • CommentAuthorAbd
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: legendre
    Posted By: maryyugoNuclear scam:
    http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005134660#.URaywWeGB4I

    Awesome..
    http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/aehi/interactive-chart?timeframe=5d&charttype=line#.URbeWlK9qmw
    AEHI $0.0001 0.0149 negative 99.33%

    Yes, the stock is trading at 0.01 cent. Down from 0.149 cent yesterday,I think. The peak was almost $0.09 in 2010.

    The SEC filing in 2010: http://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2010/comp-pr2010-249.pdf

    The company is still putting on a brave face: http://www.alternateenergyholdings.com/

    Gillespie was still CEO in 2012: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs083/1103137275573/archive/1110294669632.html He's been replaced, but is still listed as a "nuclear consultant."

    There is a possible nuclear technology that could have a huge impact, but I don't think they are on it.

    Thorium.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9784044/China-blazes-trail-for-clean-nuclear-power-from-thorium.html

    http://singularityhub.com/2012/12/11/norway-begins-four-year-test-of-thorium-nuclear-reactor/

    and, of course, Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_nuclear_power

    I looked more carefullly into this because the original article cited was written as a "you had to be an idiot to think this could be real" and "if this was real there would be big energy companies rushing to build it" editorial. Mebbe. Mebbe not. Thorium is real, apparently. Read the history of thorium, it's not being used because ... well, because of the history!

    I wouldn't want a uranium reactor anywhere near where I live. But thorium, mebbe.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    Yet another fragrant scam. A variant on the Power Band one. Note some similarities with Rossi:

    - no proper testing
    - extravagant claims
    - claims to association with researchers who deny the story (one offered to sue)

    This is purely anecdotal but it seems to me athletes (and artists) are extremely easy to bamboozle. Interestingly, veterinarians seem to fall for scams too, most recently so-called lasers (actually diodes) for "healing" tendon injuries in horses.

    Here's the scam du jour:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130129/the-strange-lab-that-lured-numerous-athletes/?sct=hp_t11_a2&eref=sihp
    • CommentAuthorAbd
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: maryyugoYet another fragrant scam. A variant on the Power Band one.

    Very similar to Power Band, down to the magic hologram. Not very similar to Rossi. Rossi isn't woo, there is non-woo fraud, you know. Just like that nuclear energy company wasn't exactly woo. Looks like it may have been a stock scam, though.
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      CommentAuthoretc etc
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    @Abd she said "fragrant scam" you dummy, not flagrant.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    Power Band with Magic Hologram, a winner for sure! ;)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    Thorium is real, apparently.


    Honest!!?? Are you sure?

    Read the history of thorium, it's not being used because ... well, because of the history!


    Can you not learn to avoid this talking-down style? Could you not have left out the commandment and rephrased that to be less offensive? Thorium reactors have been discussed pretty extensively here already - those of us who have an interest are not exactly neophytes looking for a guru.

    If you continue to raise hackles FWOW will be next.
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    Demand for info from Paypal. Seems they can't afford to employ staff who can write good English anymore. Poor bankers.

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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    Posted By: tinkerDemand for info from Paypal. Seems they can't afford to employ staff who can write good English anymore. Poor bankers.


    It's safe to say that, whoever these folks are, they don't know even one native-English speaker they can trust not to rat them out.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: AbdRossi isn't woo, there is non-woo fraud, you know.
    Rossi is ALL PURE 100% WOO *and* fraud. Not even very good woo. Lewan, Kullander and Essen should have detected it or at least, they should have pressed Rossi to make a blank and calibration run, using his huge built in electrical heater as a heat source. He had to refuse such requests from others because to do it would reveal that his measurement system grossly overestimated the heat production. I think he used different tricks at different times as any clever sleight of hand trickster does. He relied on bad assumptions about dry steam in his early e-cats and then went to misplacement of the T-out thermocouple on his heat exchanger in the larger "Ottoman" e-cats. Levi's error was probably thermocouple placement also. Absent calibration runs or the OBVIOUSLY needed and always refused repeat of the experiment, we'll never know exactly how that dummy fucked things up.
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    Posted By: maryyugo
    Posted By: AbdRossi isn't woo, there is non-woo fraud, you know.
    Rossi is ALL PURE 100% WOO *and* fraud.


    Sort of depends on your preexisting beliefs concerning CF/LENR.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2013
     
    Beware of fake WOO!
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    Posted By: LakesBeware of fake WOO!

    A synthetic fabrication?
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
     
    Amazing how common hundreds of millions to billion dollar scams are. Here's yet another. They catch quite a few but I wonder how many get away with it.

    http://www.loansafe.org/former-executives-of-stanford-financial-group-to-serve-20-years-for-massive-fraud-scheme
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
     
    Posted By: maryyugoAmazing how common hundreds of millions to billion dollar scams are. Here's yet another. They catch quite a few but I wonder how many get away with it.

    http://www.loansafe.org/former-executives-of-stanford-financial-group-to-serve-20-years-for-massive-fraud-scheme


    Those are some serious prison terms for financial crimes.. the big guy netted 110yrs!
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
     
    Posted By: legendre
    Those are some serious prison terms for financial crimes.. the big guy netted 110yrs!


    But dammit, with good behaviour they will be out in 60. Damn systems gone soft.
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
     
    Posted By: pcstru
    Posted By: legendre
    Those are some serious prison terms for financial crimes.. the big guy netted 110yrs!


    But dammit, with good behaviour they will be out in 60. Damn systems gone soft.


    Heh.

    But if anything, it's actually gone the other way.. particularly post-Madoff. I think that the regulators and the justice system have realized that a hundred $K in fines and token prison terms aren't a deterrent to crimes that can net millions or billions in profits.

    As time wears on, I think we'll see more of these lengthy prison terms for crimes of this magnitude.