Personal and undiluted views

13 hours ago

So my mixed race 5 year old son was the only person not wearing red at school today – that will stop racism in its tracks

My son is a 5 year old kid just like all the other kids in his form at Primary school.  He plays, he learns, he obeys the teacher. He gets on well with his peers and with older kids in a school where there are, I think, three children of colour. Joshua is the only one in his form. Boy must he have stood out today.

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13 hours ago

Utterly shocking - the BBC ‘cancels’ Israeli-Arab Paralympian gold medal winner - JC

https://www.thejc.com/news/world/bbc-cancels-israeli-arab-gold-medal-paralympian-1.521794

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1 day ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 3 horrors from Joshua's school that will make you despair

I start with the three horrors  which will make you despair and that is even before we deal with another INSET day, a day of yakking for teachers and inconvenience for the working prime carer who is your host today. Then I look at impending lockdown lunacy  and at one company which, i suspect, is already struggling but which will be hit for six, NightCap (NGHT). I skip onto Bezant (BZT) another Colin Bird pump and place, Dev Clever (DEV) – a stock for financial masochists only – Ben’s Creek (BEN) with a new shocking expose of its link with a disgraced financier and then the Woodfordesque dealings involving Boanerges Ltd (BNRG), WeShop, Vela (VELA) and BrandShield (BRSD). For the avoidance of doubt the maths on Boanerges are:

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1 day ago

[email protected] Capital – David Bull’s toxic legacy, as a CFO at AIM banking group PCF, gets even more toxic

Shareholders in [email protected] Capital Plc (SYME) have dual exposure to Mr. David Bull.  The first is in his capacity as the Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Supply where his role is to exercise oversight and guidance over the financial reporting process and controls at the Group.  The second is via his position as CEO of Eight Capital Partners (ECP)  which holds an equity interest in Supply and is also lender to an Alessandro Zamboni corporate shareholder in Supply which is secured on Supply shares.

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1 day ago

EXPOSE: Reabold Resources, aka Mark Knopfler – it’s taking the piss with US spoof, most misleading of announcements

After the West Newton debacle Reabold Resources (RBD) is Mark Knopfler, that is to say it is in Dire Straits*. Today it serves up news of a US deal which it headlines “Equity Exchange with Daybreak Oil and Gas – Creation of Enhanced California E&P Company.” This is surely a spoof. It is taking the piss. This is utterly misleading.

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1 day ago

Suicide is a serious business. Please support Nigel’s Walk

As I have discussed openly, I have in the past considered suicide. Thankfully those dark days are long gone but 125 folks a week do kill themselves in the UK each week. If my mother’s own suicide taught me anything it is a tragedy for the person who ends their life but, perhaps, an even greater one for those left behind. I know that both my father and my mother’s brother, Christopher Booker, were haunted to the end by the idea they could have stopped it.  The pain and guilt they felt were all too obvious. 

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1 day ago

Calling any FD’s with a career death wish, a Standard Listed fraud with a CEO on Police Bail wants YOU!

Readers of this website already knew that Umuthi (UHS) a company admitted to the Standard List after full FCA due diligence, was a fraud after our series of exposes HERE. You also knew that its CEO Gert Viljoen and the fraudster Queen Connie Van Nieuwkerk had been arrested as we revealed HERE. Today, it got worse. Much worse.

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1 day ago

Alpha Growth – why still no Prospectus and will it get its 2nd interims published in time to avoid a suspension?

Almost seven months after its acquisition of Providence Life Assurance Company Limited which was announced on 11 February and completed on 23 March 2021, Alpha Growth (ALGW) still hasn’t managed to issue its Prospectus to permit the trading of the 187,500,000 placing shares issued on 15 March 2021 to fund the acquisition.  This hardly inspires confidence that the enlarged group has the appropriate financial reporting expertise and resources appropriate to run its business which now includes a Bermudian regulated business. 

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1 day ago

[email protected] Capital – how will it pay the first monthly tranche of the Mercator loan which is actually a death spiral?

As I previously explained it appears that the timing of the Tradeflow Capital acquisition was conveniently timed to occur on 1 July 2021 because it meant that the £4 million cash outflow for the acquisition did not have to be reflected in interim balance sheet.  It also enabled the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) to have another 6 months to draw up its consolidated balance reflecting the acquisition of loss making Tradeflow.

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1 day ago

Plan A, Plan B – don’t they teach anyone in Government basic stats and logic? The Covid Lockdown insanity of the British political class

Plan B for England should covid case numbers increase involves bringing back face masks, vaccine passports and an encouragement to work from home. And this, we are assured by the experts, will help to stop the spread of covid, protect the NHS, make us all safer, yak, yak, yak.  But the problem is that there is already hard data from the British Isles to show this is utter rubbish.

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1 day ago

Sex, murder, cigarettes - the three great evils

When Angela Rayner termed the Tories “scum” she was attacked for her language and then the papers snapped her having a crafty cigarette outside the Labour party conference. That was the picture then used because, in 2021, all smokers are deemed stupid, ignorant and just rather dirty. Truly: smoking is the new evil.

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2 days ago

Andrew Bell explains why he should not be sacked by Red Rock for Christmas

In bearcast yesterday I discussed whether Andrew Bell would be given the order of the boot at the December/January Red Rock Resources (RRR) AGM where he is up for re-election. There was, I suggested, a reason why some shareholders might feel this was a risk worth taking. Mr Bell has – at my request – responded with his case for the defence. We, as shareholders, can all make up our own minds but a sub 0.5p share price will not help Mr Bell’s cause. His detailed case follows:

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2 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How do you know when an AIM CEO is lying?

In today’s podcast, I consider the video interview I’m doing later on the FCA, Ben’s Creek (BEN) and how its inevitable failure will come to haunt the AIM sewer, Vast Resources (VAST), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Seed Ventures (SEED), Eden Research (EDEN) and the dual list on OTC con, and Predator Oil & Gas (PRD

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2 days ago

More bad money news for sleazy Tim Yeo the disgraced ex Tory MP and Powerhouse chair

The finances of sleazy Tim Yeo are already known to be utterly ropey so how long will it be before he is forced to dump his remaining shares in Powerhouse Energy (PHE) the ramp where he was resigned as chairman this summer after being branded as a liar who breached his fiduciary duty by a High Court judge. It gets worse as you can see in the costs order below.

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2 days ago

Letter to FCA – Chill Brands and the missing trading statement and lack of sales warning

I have again written to the FCA as it is meant to be the regulator, no sniggering at the back please, of the Sub Standard list on which the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) is listed. The company said that it was going to publish quarterly sales updates.  It has not for the three months to September 30 and as the interims will, in due course show, that is because quarterly sales were sod all.  Thus, having claimed that it was profitable the company is sitting on a profits warning. That is a breach of market rules.  The letter follows.

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2 days ago

Labour Lord Prem Sikka flags up the KPMG Silentnight scandal at Westminster

It seems that one politician appreciates the scandal of how lightly KPMG and its former partner David Costley-Wood engaged in and covered up a scam against ordinary workers at Silentnight and the taxpayer and how the man behind it Costley-Wood will not pay a cent of his £500,000 fine.  My articles on this matter were passed by a mutual friend to the Labour peer Prem Sikka who, amazingly for a politician, seems to understand how wrong this is.  Speaking on the new (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill, Hansard records the good Lord as saying:

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2 days ago

Salt Lake Potash – the Fat Lady starts singing Waltzing Matilda: Told y’all!

You cannot say that you were not warned numerous times that this crock would collapse but natch Bulletin Board savants and the paid promoters such as Vox Markets knew better. Today Salt Lake Potash (SO4) has appointed administrators in Oz and the Fat Lady is belting out a chorus of Waltzing Matilda. Of course the blame lies with the ex CEO, the aggressive penny share bullshitter Tony Swiericzuk, who “was resigned” on 27 August.

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2 days ago

Prince William spunks a bernie on Coral joke – are all royals global warming cultists and hard data deniers?

One of the totemic symbols of global warming is the polar bear. Al Gore predicted they’d all be gone by now as he picked up his Nobel prize. In fact numbers are at record levels. Another is the Maldives. The islands were meant to be under water by 2010. In fact sea levels are unchanged and not one island is underwater. And then there are the coral reefs. I shall hand you over to Prince William…

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Will Andrew Bell be fired for Christmas?

I start with the wish of Joshua’s best pal to be a sheep in the school play. Like father like son, natch my boy is one of the three wise men. Then I ask if Andrew Bell will be fired at the Red Rock Resources (RRR) AGM before looking at Simec Atlantic (SAE), Feedback (FDBK), the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) and my next missive to the FCA and British Honey (BHC) where, following up from my earlier piece, it seems an entire family was at the trough.

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3 days ago

British Honey: 1 advisor, 2 PRs and 7/8 of its board gone within 18 months of IPO – a record?

British Honey Company (BHC) which makes honey but not money listed on the Aquis lobster pot at 110p on March 16 2020.  Amazingly the shares are now 114p but given the shenanigans of the past 18 months that is both unsustainable and ludicrous.

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3 days ago

Expose for accounting geeks: Tern – what on earth is going on with regard to the valuation of the convertible loan note in Device Authority?

Device Authority Limited states that it has filed abbreviated accounts because it qualifies as a small company which it is why it only files a balance sheet and selected notes. However, even based on the limited information provided we can see that AIM listed bag of puff Tern (TERN) is providing approximately 2/3rds of the current funding to Device Authority in terms of cumulative advances and accrued interest as shown below:

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - this just smells all wrong

I refer not to life at the Welsh Hovel where I have more workman issues but to Dev Clever (DEV) and my exposé of earlier HERE. I also comment on Verditek (VDTK), Deepverge (DVRG) run by journalist trolling arse Gerry Brandon, the serial AIM Rule Breaker, and Kefi (KEFI) where I remain a loyal, if somewhat trappist, shareholder.

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3 days ago

The Guardian's fake news con job on Nimbus as it continues to demonise the Jewish state - David Collier

https://david-collier.com/nimbus/

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4 days ago

If only the late Dennis Hutchings had been an IRA butcher he would not have been pushed into an early grave by the British Government

Today we learn the sad news that Dennis Hutchings has died aged 80. Mr Hutchings served this country for 26 years as a soldier but the “peace process” in Northern Ireland meant that he was pushed into an early grave by this wretched faux Tory Government.

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4 days ago

Alex Scott, Reparations, William Wilberforce and myself

There are some folks out there who suggest that to make amends for Britain’s role in slavery we white folks here in Britain should ALL have to pay reparations to ALL people of colour on the basis that their ancestors were slaves. Heck, I know we did not enslave the Indians but I am sure we must have committed multiple Imperial sins in India, becuase in the new narrative of 2021 Empire is always bad, so surely my Mrs gets a look in as well? No. Okay well let’s talk about Alex Scott, the former footballer and TV presenter who is a person of colour and about me.

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4 days ago

Video: An Important Turning Point in Precious Metals

Analyst Christopher Aaron says “Now is the time to prepare your lifeboat because there is trouble coming for the dollar.”

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4 days ago

TEK Capital - another Chronic Investor cock-up and a valuation that looks exceedingly full

TEKCapital (TEK) is on a roll. Its 15.1% stake in May AIM IPO Belluscura (BELL) has surged in value to be worth £15 million and to top it off Simon Thompson of the Investors Chronicle — in the past a great cheerleader for AIM listed China frauds — tipped the stock on Friday. But it seems Simon got his sums a bit wrong.

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4 days ago

Dev Clever – so why is your ONLY operating subsidiary facing strike off? Why no accounts? What are you hiding?

Yesterday we looked at the lock-up HQ of £221 million capitalised drowning in red flags Dev Clever (DEV). Today let’s look at its sole UK operating subsidiary. Curiouser and curiouser. This is a massive red flag.

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4 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Rewarding the failures at the FCA, Vertu's unacceptable behaviour and that lock-up global HQ in Tamworth

I start with a look at the departure of Charles Randell from the FCA and the mess he leaves behind, then at Vertu (VTU) rewarding its shareholders having taken £29million from you and I, and finally what to make of the lock-up on an industrial estate global HQ of Dev Clever (DEV).

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4 days ago

Photo article: The industrial estate lockup HQ of a company capitalised at £221 million!

Welcome to Unit 1, Ninian Park, Ninian Way, Wilnecote, Tamworth B77 5ES. The global head quarters of a company losing money and capitalised at £221 million. That company is Dev Clever (DEV). Our past coverage suggests that there should be a forest of red flags flying around this building. There is not. But is it really plausible that this small lock up can be the HQ of a company which, with its shares at 36.5p, is capitalised at £221 million?

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4 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Charles Ingalls never suffered this, the grotesque inefficiency of mask fascist NHS staff & Kefi's woes

It has been a bad day at the homestead, the Welsh Hovel, as I explain. I have also had a run in with Shipmans and other staff at  “the envy of the fecking world”  so am in a bad mood. I discuss Kefi (KEFI) and what is happening in Ethiopia. I know more than all the BB savants but there is only so much that I can say. Then I look at the David Beckham-linked swizzle at Guild ESports (GILD) and, by implication, Cellular Goods (CBX) both of which will end in tears and be posterboys for the bezzles at the fag end of a bull market.

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4 days ago

Video: The World is Heading for an Energy Cliff

Analyst Steve St. Angelo of the SRSrocco Report says that energy is the main driver of the economy and we are now entering an energy crisis. This crisis will affect everything in the economy.

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4 days ago

Atalaya Mining – Q3 performance sees increased production guidance, share price upside to come

Atalaya Mining (ATYM) has published a third quarter update including that it is now increasing its production guidance for the year. This sounds like good news.

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4 days ago

Gerry Brandon of Deepverge – who has been a very, very naughty boy then?

The journalist trolling arse of a CEO, that is Gerry Brandon of Deepverge (DVRG), has already been exposed by this website for breaching AIM Rule 11 and misleading investors ahead of his last bailout placing. But today comes news that such deception has happened before. Gerry, you are a very naughty boy indeed and if you had a shred of integrity you’d be quitting in disgrace right now.

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5 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the 1 stock I have bought for my SIPP and four I almost bought

I start with a couple of talks from the Welsh Hovel and what they say about inflation and that almost drove me into buying two stocks for my SIPP. I considered another two but then went for a fifth, an oil and gas play. I explain my thinking behind all.  Then I discuss Peter Brailey’s piece on ITM Power (ITM)

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5 days ago

Go woke go broke – John Lewis and the 7 year old transgender boy

Since the start of the scamdemic, John Lewis has shut 16 of its 50 stores. The other 34 face a terribly uncertain future with the company’s über woke chair Sharon White talking about moves into social housing and financial services as the existing operations lost £29 million in the six months to July 31.  So how to ensure your corporate demise is even more rapid?

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5 days ago

Video: Bearish Signals for Risk Assets Everywhere but oil to $200 perhaps?

Writer Kevin Muir of “The Macro Tourist” has a couple of pretty extreme big calls.

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5 days ago

Is this game set and match to Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer & Shadowfall in its battle with Civitas Social?

The RNS today is headlined “response to further letter from short seller. “ Sure Matt Earl’s Shadowfall is short but he is also a brilliant analyst who has exposed so many frauds over the years. Surely the correct headline should be “lack of response to brilliant analyst who has exposed so many frauds over the years.” For the other thing about this response is that it is not a response at all, it appears a recognition that Civitas (CSH), has no response.

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5 days ago

Where is the promised quarterly sales update? – Chill Brands is a most compelling short

You can get borrow and you should. There is a collapsing long position on margin but the real reason to go aggressively short of Chill Brands (CHLL) is the deafening sound of silence. Let me explain.

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5 days ago

Photo Article at the Welsh Hovel: Making apple chutney

The cooking apples keep falling from the tree which sits on the edge of my vegetable garden, the area formerlly known as “the jungle.” There is only so much stewed apple we can make – I still have two large jars in the fridge and you can’t eat apple crumble every day. So last night it was chutney making.

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5 days ago

A few thoughts on the murder of David Amess – MPs and journalists just do not get it

The murder of Tory MP David Amess is shocking and horrible and, naturally, one thinks of his family. But the reaction of the media and political class has been telling, a sign of just how completely and utterly out of touch they are with we dirty plebs. The same could never have been said of East End born David Amess but he was an unusual fellow inside the Westminster bubble.

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5 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - first dried chillies

The chilli bushes are still spitting off firey red chillies and so, as you can see below, I am still threading chain after chain to hang up in the kitchen, close to the aga, to dry. And after just over two weeks, the first chilis have dried. I bit one to taste and, gosh, one tiny nibble and my mouth was on fire.  Those dried chillies have now been put in an airtight jar where they will last a year. 

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6 days ago

I suppose I must view it like the Ingalls’ grasshoppers, massive setback at the Welsh Hovel

Joshua and I are now almost at the end of On the Shores of Silver Lake the fourth of the books by the great libertarian author Laura Ingalls Wilder. My old babysitter, DD, is also re-reading the series, just for her own pleasure, and is now a book ahead of us in The Long Winter. She says I must store up well at the Welsh Hovel as tough and cold times lie ahead. However, on that front, today saw a gut-wrenching setback.

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8 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: maybe the FCA might deal with Rob Terry

I ponder yesterday’s news which is terrible for Britain and which I find terribly disappointing at a personal level regarding the fraudster Rob Terry. I have a suggestion for the woke dullards at the FCA. I comment on the arrests of Umuthi fraudsters in Zim South and who in the UK now has massive questions to answer. I consider the Domino’s (DOM) trading statement and the issue Rishi Sunak faces on VAT.  This was a short working day for Jaya reasons, I’ll be back with a longer podcast on what should be a full day on Friday.

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8 days ago

BREAKING: Vindicated again, Umuthi arrests now starting in South Africa – will the FCA now accept there may be a problem?

I exposed the fraud that is Standard Listed Umuthi (UHS) in a devastating seroies of articles HERE.  The FCA has the shares suspended but, perhaps because of its own grotesque bungling detailed HERE, has yet to admit there is a problem. Perhaps now that arrests have started in South Africa that might change.

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8 days ago

And today's ramp from David Lenigas is....

To be fair, shares in the company are up by 26% today at 0.43p on news that it has finalised and ended a death spiral. But any company that has to use a death spiral is likely to be shit and shares in this company are down by 39.06% over 1 year, 86.01% over 5 years and 96.65% since its IPO just over a decade ago. Truly a penny dreadful, just the sort of stock David Lenigas likes to ramp. Dave’s dog de jour is…

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8 days ago

You wish to cure the GP shortage? It is simple: Slash the pay and pensions of the Shipmans

There was a mad old coot sitting in the middle of the road yesterday explaining how she was doing it to stop the world running out of oxygen. I kid you not. It turned out that this woman aged 61 was a retired GP. She had quit a while back to concentrate on saving the planet and the point is that after years troughing it and with a bumper, taxpayer funded pension, she could afford to quit at an age when nearly all of us still face years at the coalface.

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9 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - a bleak day for the good guys in what is the golden age of fraud & white collar crime

I discuss the SFO, FCA, FRC, the big four accountants, the media and political classes and the big lawyers and the king of the fraudsters Rob Terry. I fear nothing will change. I go into detail how it could and should, why Rob Terry was guilty as sin giving you chapter and verse. But I fear nothing will change and explain why.

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9 days ago

BREAKING: King of the fraudsters Rob Terry in the clear, USELESS Serious Fraud Office closes Quindell enquiry

After six years the Serious Fraud Office appears to have dropped the enquiry into the king of the fraudsters Rob Terry. This is a damning indictment of the SFO though Terry will maintain it proves his innocence. I despair. Quindell was a fraud. It lied to investors. Its accounts were bent. It engaged in crazy related party transactions which allowed a series of hoods to make tens of millions of pounds but the SFO cannot get a case together. Watchstone (WTG), which is the new name of Quindell, has just announced:

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9 days ago

Tom Winnifrith SHOCKING Bearcast: No individual accountants at all are paying a cent of the fines the FRC boasts about

This is a shocking revelation which I discuss in detail. It shows the Big 4 accountancy firms are actually incentivising partners to engage in risky and incorrect business practices by indemnifying them against all costs if they are found out. The Big 4 then treat such fines as just another cost of doing business. What is going on is a disgrace which expses the moral bankruptcy at the heart of the accountancy establishment and must force the FRC to rethink punishments. I also discuss Ariana Resources (AAU) and why it needs no PR but especially the shysters it currently uses, the deafening silence at Chill Brands (CHLL) which marks it out as a zero and Union Jack Oil (UJO) where I suspect it is tme to give up and look elsewhere in the sector.

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9 days ago

SHOCKER: Show me a smug enabler of crime and liar who has just been fined £500,000 and shows no remorse... and won't pay a cent of the fine!

Earlier I wrote up the damning report by the FRC into KPMG and its former partner David Costley Wood. The latter lied about a scheme he had engineered which would have wrecked the finances of good ordinary decent working folks and screwed the taxpayer. He then lied about what he had done and fabricated notes of meetings 13 months after they took place in order to try and leg over the regulator. Had KPMG acted against Costley-Wood when it was alerted rather than only parting company with him a couple of months ago, the disgraced Mr Costley-Wood would have been more than £6 million worse off. And that is one reason why he doesn’t care about a £500,000 fine. As you can see below… Another reason is that he will not pay a cent of that fine….

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9 days ago

Versarien – making your mate chairperson is never a good sign

I noted yesterday that a rapid turnover of Non Execs is never a good sign.  Today we discover that James Stewart CBE who joined Versarien (VRS) as its non exec chairman on June 30 last year has had enough and is leaving on December 31.  His departure is a red flag, his successor is another.

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9 days ago

SHOCKING: KPMG not just one bad apple, a barrel full of rotten apples – FRC publishes full damning report into Silentnight Scandal

What happened at Silentnight was a scandal and today the lengths to which KPMG went to in order to cover up how one of its senior employees created that scandal emerged as the Financial Reporting Council published a full report into the matter. It is damning and begs very real questions about the toxic culture that exists at the accountancy giant.

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9 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Was there insider dealing at Hummingbird?

Once again I am let down by the bloody Welsh and the childcare nightmare continues. I start with that and a few choice snobbish remarks. Then I look at Hummingbird Resources (HUM), Salt Lake Potash (S04), MyHealthChecked (MHC) and Diversified Energy (DEC), formerly Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC).

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10 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: The last crumble of the summer - blackberry and apple

Having spotted some blackberries in the churchyard yesterday morning, when the Mrs arrived home to take charge of Jayarani, I headed back through the drizzle with young Joshua to harvest. We discussed the weather in Welsh as walked up the hill. We both know all the key phrases and also “it is sunny” not that we get to use that very often.

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10 days ago

Powerhouse – Yet another NED walks after less than a year: yet another massive red flag

To lose one NED might be understandable but to lose four, a chairman and a CEO within a year issurely an indication of more than carelessness?

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10 days ago

MyHealthChecked – now it ties up with paid for rampers SEAL Research – red flag alert

Today we are told via RNS Reach “New Briefing Note from SEAL” on MyHealthChecked (MHC).  Sadly it is SEAL Research not Seal the popular singer, otherwise known as Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, or a whiskered fellow from London zoo as both of the would have more credibility than the paid for rampers taking centre stage today. It is SEAL that has issued the release and this is another big sell signal for MyHealthChecked. It is a red flag and I am glad to be out.

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10 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a day of childcare hell

To say that I am cross by today’s turn of events would be an understatement. Hence this podcast is short and late and somewhat bad tempered. It covers Asos (ASC), Anglo African (AAAP), Tirupati Graphite (TGR), and Orcadian (ORCA) with another comment on the oil price and oil shares.

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10 days ago

Headlam – Chief Executive “stepped down”. Bad news or time for a change?

Floorcoverings distributor Headlam (HEAD) has announced that Steve Wilson has “stepped down” as Chief Executive and from the company having “been instrumental in the company’s success throughout his 30 years with Headlam, the last five years as Chief Executive”. Bad news or time for a change?

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10 days ago

Bidstack – what is incremental revenue for a partner and what top line difference does it make to Bidstack?

Another day and another RNS Reach from Bidstack (BIDS). An RNS Reach is an announcement that is not financially significant. But I wonder just how utterly insignificant it will prove to be.

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10 days ago

[email protected] Capital — can it compete with Taulia? Look at hard numbers and it is a resounding NO!

Chancer Allesandro Zamboni likes to promise a lot but is always having to make excuses for the continual delays in inventory monetisation at the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). In the AGM shareholder question and answer paper, the following question was raised about another FinTech business Taulia:

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10 days ago

Photo Article: Expanding the strawberry production at the Welsh Hovel

The main strawberry bed is still on badger hill. But the plants have all shot runners and so I am opening up a new area of strawberry production in the main vegetable garden, what was known as the jungle. So far this expansion is half complete and I could go further but i am minded that with plans afoot for expanding production of fruit and other vegetables next year there is only so much space, even in an area the size of a small football pitch. A problem to ponder.

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11 days ago

Photo article - a view from the graveyard with the last blackberries of 2021 as I ponder a year since my father's death: Ha-ha!

Actually, I had not given it much thought which I feel rather ashamed about. I was aware that today was the day but the last 48 hours of childcare have been rather manic and I just want to get to the end of this day without another crisis. My baby daughter Jaya is still not well enough to go to nursery but I was meant to be relieved at one O’Clock today. However..

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11 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - burning the midnight oil: spring onions & Oxford contemporaries

What with my actual work, childcare, cooking and other matters it was about ten at night before I started to deal with the trug full of spring onions that was the 2021 harvest. The Mrs headed off to bed mutterng dark words about the inevitability of me spreading dirt in the kitchen. I am delighted to say that though dirt was spread, it was all cleaned up and there were no complaints in the morning, on that score at least.

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12 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I do not care about being locked out of the big IPOs. I lose sod all and its not my business anyway

Remember, I read the ghastly Mail on Sunday so that you do not have to. I discuss its latest campaign backed by Primary Bid and the chancers of Bristol, Hargreaves Lansdown. It is fag end of a bull market nonsense.

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12 days ago

EXPLOSIVE: Tintra – time for clarity around transactions with John Botros as sums fail to add up

Is Tintra (TNT) about to reveal an almost £1 million gain on the disposal of its former subsidiary Market Access Limited in its interim accounts for the six months ended 31 July 2021? Natch that would excite bulletin board morons but for no reason at all. Indeed it would stink.

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12 days ago

Harrogate – what a pile of Aquis listed turd

I am shocked to see that my old pal Sir Aubrey Brocklebank, Bt, joined this Aquis listed joke company shortly after its admission to the lobster pot last November for everything about it is a complete rum ‘n’ coke. Today it has announced that its shares were suspended a week ago – why rush out the bad news to the plebs eh Sir Aubrey. All the important chaps already know. Don’t you know?

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12 days ago

Tom Winnifrth Bearcast: Crispin Odey is right, I am not so sure about Ed McDermott

I start with the big oilers and I am sure Odey is right and the woke ESG obsessed fund management mainstream is wrong. Then onto Ed McdDermott and Seed Ventures (SEED) where I am a loyal shareholder but argue for a plan B

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12 days ago

[email protected] Capital – Endless delays and the latest the Dog Ate My Homework excuse

The whole team at Shareprophets has long been sceptical about the fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME) and the excuses that CEO Alessandro Zamboni regularly trots out to explain the endless delays in inventory monetisation.  Whilst some of the Bulletin Board Morons that have invested in this scam are slowly developing some sense of scepticism others simply swallow Alessandro’s latest bullshit explanation even when the excuse doesn’t stand up to even minor scrutiny.  Take for instance the latest explanation for the non-purchase of the FinTech bank as set out in interim results of 30 September 2021 below:

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12 days ago

Tom Winnifrth Bearcast - oil at a 7 year high why aren't oil shares roofing it?

In today’s Bearcast, I look at oil shares including the one I own and one I may well buy next week, at Brighton Pier (PIER) and at Anglesey Mining (AYM)

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12 days ago

Oxford Nanopore – forget the broker hype – look what the insiders are doing

The IPO of Oxford Nanopore (ONT) was Christmas came early for the brokers involved. Raising £1.87 billion of either new cash or from flogging shares for exiting shareholders at 425p will have generated almost £90 million in commission which, even in these inflationary times, will buy an awful lot of coke and upper class hookers. To support such an exercise there were numerous enthusiastic buy notes.  So with the shares now at 577p should we believe the bullshit buy notes?

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12 days ago

Imperial Brands – full-year trading statement, Income Buy

Imperial Brands (IMB) is “pleased to report the business continues to perform well… on track to deliver our full-year results in line with expectations”. That suggests upside potential from a below 1500p share price.

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12 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - New Trees, will Miss North West Charity Eleanor Farr come help plant them?

Unlike Eleanor I do not want 50p from you to help plant a tree.  Nor do I want to cover the whole of Wales and much of England with trees in the misguided belief that this will save the planet. Instead I just buy my own trees with my own money to make this place where I live a better place. Here are the latest two which will soon be joining the 22 tree new orchard I have created on the upper field above the barns.

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13 days ago

How on earth does a broker not make money in this market? Ask the scumbags at bucket shop Novum!

How on earth has any broker in London not managed to make out like a bandit, or should I say broker, during the past two years? It almost defies belief given how every company on earth seems to have done at least fund raise earning stacks of 5% commissions for the bandits. I mean brokers. But somehow the gutter dwellers at Novum Securities have managed to post another whopping loss as you can see below.

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13 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - the carrot harvest

Okay, it would not feed an army but we have, perhaps 60 carrots to keep us going until Christmas. Joshua and I picked the and cut off the green leaves. I wonder if the Mrs, who thinks all food comes from Tesco, knows that carrots have leaves? Now and again I would lift up one which was perfectly shaped and sized and would say to Joshua that “we could sell this to Tesco” but we agreed that we would not do so as Joshua loves carrots.

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13 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Harvesting the spring onions, as neighbour E warns of doom again

“I don’t envy you, you have your work cut out” piped up neighbour and fellow Irishman E as I harvested another crop ahead of winter storage. Once again, I said that it was he who had inspired me to create a football pitch sized vegetable patch in what was the jungle, with his warnings of a post Brexit lockdown apocalypse with empty shelves in all the food stores as Christmas loomed. He repeated his dire predictions as I dug up the rest of the spring onions.

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13 days ago

James Delingpole bang on the money: Globalist Puppet BoJo Brown-Noses Build Back Better

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/07/delingpole-globalist-puppet-bojo-brown-noses-build-back-better/

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13 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the slow upgrade of the farmyard as inspected by a cat

Forgive the big thumb in the first photo. I never claimed to be a pro! But at least you get to see Quincey the cat inspecting the farmyard and the progress made.

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14 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - how to store the last of the peppers

The small chilli pepper bushes are still going gangbusters, each a small cloud of flame as the little mites turn a bright red. I am now harvesting about 30 a day,and stringing them up to dry next to the Aga. Just one added to a soup really gives it enough of a kick to have the Mrs laughing at her weedy Britisher of a husband. But we have also had a bumper crop of peppers both the normal type you buy in Tesco and finger peppers.

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14 days ago

Anglesey Mining Placing: no forward selling here, this is London and everybody is honest guv? PS is this a record breaker?

Anglesey Mining (AYM) the ultimate jam tomorrow mining penny dreadful is today boasting of how it has raised another £768,230 at 3.4p a discount of just 5.6% to the close yesterday. Whatever you say chaps. The money will be used to do more exploration work mainly at the Parys Mountain hole in the ground in Anglesey and, of course, to pay those vital PLC costs.

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14 days ago

Video: Gold 1, Bitcoin 0

This is just for Jimbo! Writer Keith Weiner says that economists and experts tend to say the strangest things and most of their statements don’t pass basic scrutiny.

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14 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - yes Boris Johnson is an economic illiterate who screws the poor & why I sold all my MyHealthchecked today

In this podcast ona shortened work day thanks to a still stick Jayarani, I give the five reasons why I sold all my remaining MyHealthChecked (MHC) today. I look at Mercantile Ports and Logistics (MPL), Sosandar (SOS), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Simec Atlantic Energy (SAE) – well done Peter Brailey – and finally as the economic illiteracy of Boris Johnson as the Tories screw the poor in an inflationary world they only make worse.

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14 days ago

Simec Atlantic about to be screwed by the rain sodden post industrial second world country that is Wales – this is a zero

Peter Brailey has explained numerous times on this website why Simec Atlantic Energy (SAE) is a zero in waiting. Its technology is suspect. It is year away from ever generating cash in a best, wildly optimistic, scenario and it has some ludicrous mini bonds which it cannot hope to repay where repayment is coming up fast. But to add to its woes it is now going to be screwed by the Government of land which, by 30 yards, I call home, Wales.

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14 days ago

Breaking – Fantastist penny share huckster Chris Oil facing bankruptcy order from broker within two weeks: City source

If you wondered where the fantastist penny share spiv Chris Oil had got to, I fear that news from the man who lives with mummy and daddy in a fake castle does not seem good. I revealed that he was on the hook to his erstwhile pal Brokerman Dan Levi for £150,000 a year or so ago. Luckily for all the talk of shotguns and past villany, the reality is that Dan is too much of a nice guy for his own good and has yet to issue a formal statutory demand against Mr Oil which would lead to the fantasist being declared bankrupt. But 

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14 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - nappy issues restrict work

And I fear that this will continue all week. I am pretty pissed off with Jaya’s nursery and thinking that I am in the wrong business. It looks an even better calling than cabbage picking. I cover two companies today: Ben’s Creek and the explicit challenge to and communication with the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and Falanx (FLX) where I am sure good news will be pissed away.

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14 days ago

Poor Jim Mellon - Master Investor blows another half a million, accounts just out

You may remember that Rivington Street had the chance to dramaticaly improve its finances by selling the t1ps businesses, including Master Investor, to Nigel Wray for half a million quid back in 2012. A deal was signed and agreed and then poor Jim Mellon was persuaded that this busines,s which had always been profitable with me in charge, would be so much more profitable if left in the hands of Richard “Gollum” Gill and a clown called Mark Robertson rather than useless old TW.  Sadly for Jim he believed Gollum et al.  It started losing cash at once and that dragged Rivinton over the edge. Nine years later we have the latest accounts for what is now the Master Investor Group which is wholly owned by Jim. Ouch.

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14 days ago

Have not the poor Greeks suffered enough: leading newspaper eKathimerini falls for the Julie Meyer pitch as the vulture swoops on a new mark

In the USA, UK, Malta, Croatia, and Switzerland Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer faces untold court cases, owes millions to tax authorities, lawyers, staff, and other creditors and even faces jail for contempt of court and an FCA criminal enquiry. But for every rat there is a safe hole somewhere and now Julie has blessed the Hellenic Republic with her presence and the local press appear all too willing to push her PR narrative without question as you can see below.

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14 days ago

Lying bastard Brian McDonnell of US Oil & Gas shown to be a liar again as he fails to hand cash back to investors

It pains me to be harsh on a fellow Irishman and, thus, it is with a heavy heart that I yet again call out little Brian McDonnell of US Oil & Gas for the lying scumbag that he is. But this time the lying POS is holding onto cash that is not his. This lie is his most serious yet. How I wish the little shit would sue me for libel but instead he only picks on poor defenceless posters on long since disappeared Bulletin Boards. Anyhow the boss of US Oil & Gas (USOP), once valued at £300 million but having been booted off 3 markets for, er … lying, is at it again.

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14 days ago

EXPLOSIVE: Shame on Allenby Capital & Optiva – disgraceful float of Ben’s Creek, another US coal dog from colourful Adam Wilson

If this rings any bells it should. Ben’s Creek Group PLC was only incorporated on 11 August 2021 with the “colourful” financier Adam Wilson of Daniel Stewart and Atlantic Carbon ( another US coal dog) infamy the driving force. Now it plans to raise £7 million valuing the shite within this company at £28 million. There is so much that I doubt Optiva and Allenmby are telling mugs who are ponying up ahead of an AIM sewer listing in two weeks time.

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14 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Ha-ha, how green was my valley?

Glamorous great Aunt Anna Lee, the British Bombshell, was in the film, How Green was my valley. Not a lot of people know that. Anyhow, the grass on top of the new earth bank and around the Ha-Ha is now, after two weeks of rain but two days of sunshine really starting to push through. Earlier today there were still two small puddles on top but they willbe gone by tonight so burning hot is the sun here in Wales today. Only kidding.

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14 days ago

In defence of Tony Blair on tax as the jackals of the Tory press smear the old war criminal

I am no fan of Tony Blair. I view him as a war criminal and believe that what he did as Prime Minister in the Cool Britannia era was largely a disaster. His business dealings stink, all in all, he is a total rotter as is his utterly ghastly wife, the Wicked Witch. However, folks like Andrew Pierce of the Daily Mail are harassing the old scumbag today on grounds that are simply wrong.

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15 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when's the profits warning from Sosandar & the tale of the unhappy young man

I sart with the unhappy young man. Actually he is in his 40s. But it is a tale which, I suspect, is being replicated across the UK. It will trigger abrain drain as we go back to the 1970s. Then I discuss the scumbags at Abingdon Health (ABDX) screwing PIs ahead of an inevitable placing, I ask when Sosandar (SOS) will warn as it surely must, I look at share trades in the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) and what they mean and then ask what the xxxx (Matthew & dog please insert word) Luke Johnson is doing investing in the lifestyle business run by the upper class twit of the year that is Marechale Capital (MAC). I am sure it will do better as an investment than Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) but not that much better.

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15 days ago

BREAKING: Harcus Parker update on its Neil Woodford case against Link

An email went out yesterday to those folks who have signed up with Harcus Parker to pursue Link over its Neil Woodford negligence. Marked Private & Confidential it is not to be forwarded to anybody. Thanks to Winnileaks I can publish it in full and do so below. It explains why the approach of Leigh Day is costly and wrong and what will happen next.

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15 days ago

Abingdon Health after the corrupt deadwood press pump when’s the placing dump?

I should have mentioned this in bearcast yesterday, the maths is clear and unchallengeable. Abingdon Health (ABDX), a company I warned you about at IPO as it was insolvent and the valuation absurd, is pumping its stock via the yellow journalists on the Daily Mail and the Telegraph ahead of a bailout placing. You know the score: mug punters overpay in the secondary market ahead of a placing at a vast discount to fund managers.

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15 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 5 shorts with balance sheet nightmares looming

Tomorrow, I shall tell you about a young man in despair, naming no names but what it says about this country. Today, I look at Powerhouse Energy (PHE) options and warrants, Zoltav Resources (ZOL), Sensyne (SENS), [email protected] Capital (SYME), Parsley Box (MEAL), Deepverge (DVRG) and Chill Brands (CHLL).

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15 days ago

Deepverge Placees now 25% down in three months – AIM Regulation MUST act on pre bailout deception & rule breach

It has been three months and ten days since places in a £10 million offering at 30p from AIM listed Deepverge (DVRG) got their stock. At mid they are now 25% down with the shares at 22.5p.  Folks who took part in the placing were misled by the company as to its trading position as it breached AIM Rule 11.  I have again written to AIM Regulation demanding that formal action be taken. That letter is below. Meanwhile should punters hang on?

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18 days ago

All change at Big Sofa, I live in hope not faith

There we were, just the other day, being told that Kirsty Fuller was not only the saviour of Big Sofa (BST) but would lead it to new glories and a trade sale next year. Er…no.

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19 days ago

Financial Reporting Council launches probe into Crowe UK over Akazoo fraud – but what about Deloitte & InternetQ?

My good pals at the FRC have today announced that it will be launching a full enquiry into the clean sign off given by audit firm Crowe UK into the accounts of the fraud Akazoo for the calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018. You will remember that Gabriel Grego exposed this UK registered but Greek based and US listed company as a complete fraud in April 2020 and the SEC is now running a full probe. But … the FRC needs to go further.

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19 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - wood pile update

Joshua and I have just reached the point in “On the Shores of Silver Lake” where the Ingalls family move into the surveyors’ house ahead of a long winter. In the fourth book of the Laura Ingalls Wilder series we see the family in a place already provisioned to the rafters. Heck,they even have coal for the stove. We have no coal for our wood burning stove which could really come into play this winter the way gas prices are heading.

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19 days ago

Not allowing you to be stiffed by a Hedge Fund on Sensyne ahead of its going concern warning

On 17 September a chap called Matthew Scarborough subscribed to ShareProphets and at once sent us an email saying that he had an article he had drafted and wondered who he might submit it to for consideration. Hell: he might have had something interesting to say, some fraud to bust, so I suggested sending it to me. I had no idea who Mr Scarborough was. That could wait until I saw the piece.

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19 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: taking tips from my gardener and Strictly's Neil Jones

Actually I advised my gardener from following Neil Jones route to poverty but review what his take on life, c/o the ghastly Mail on Sunday, tells us all about the insane times in which we live. Jimbo I await incoming from you as I expect you view Mr Jones as an investment guru.

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19 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - This is for you C! I am the onion stringing master

Describing neighbour C as an earth mother is, of course, a compliment. The Mrs knows that I view the idea that food comes from Tesco with true disdain. However, the husband of  earth mother C, another C, wandered in the other day and saw four onions on a string in the kitchen and quipped “that’s not much of a decoration.” He touched on a sore nerve as he, generously, dropped off two bottles of his home produced, but pressing outsourced, apple juice. I am the first to admit that not only have I dreaded stringing my onions and my first stab, which C spotted, was no great success. However…

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19 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Optibiotix vs Skinbiotherapeutics again - short one long the other?

I have a few words on Malcolm’s article of earlier which, by definition, makes me old according to him. Pot. Kettle. I talk about the general mood of insanity. Then, in that context, I look at the Optibiotix (OPTI) vs Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) debate. Should one short one and go long the other as PL has suggested? I discuss what I am doing and why.

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19 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – shares nudge ahead on interims, much more to come

Life sciences compounds developer OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced results for the first of calendar 2021, emphasising “sales of LPLDL and SlimBiome of £1.076m, a 44.5% increase over H1:2020… pleasing given the continued uncertain global economic environment and challenges of the subsequent waves of COVID-19, particularly in countries like India and the USA. The shares have currently responded slightly higher, to 50p.

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19 days ago

Jadestone Energy – new well onstream further boosts shares, more to come

Following half-year results from Jadestone Energy (JSE) recently, we noted the financial improvement despite challenges and that with the growth potential suggested the 77p share price too harsh an appraisal. There is now a Montara H6 well successfully brought onstream”-titled announcement and the shares are further higher.

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19 days ago

Letter to FCA – Another case of investor deception by Chill Brands on the Standard List

The FCA is meant to regulate the Standard List of the LSE. Cripes it is not just at the back I hear sniggering, you are all laughing out loud.  Please be serious and let us treat the FCA with the respect that it is due.  Standard Listed Chill Brands (CHLL) has misled investors as to its trading position. What will the FCA do about it? I have written a letter this morning.

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19 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Which high profile journalist said last night "TW was brave and TW was right!"

Jeepers, the answer will shock you but is a reminder that Fleet Street does read this website avidly.  In the rest of the podcast, as my son spends the day vomiting I discuss a work life balance that is becoming increasingly daft. Then I head back to work looking at Ariana Resources (AAU) where I disagree with Nigel and probably lose another friend (Kerim Sener),  Chesterfield Resources (CHF), Boohoo.com (BOO), AO World (AO.), Parsley Box (PUKE), Mercantile Ports (MPL) and Primary Bid and what it needs to change.

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19 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation re Mercantile Ports & Logistics – did it mislead investors in placing?

It should not be me contacting the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation about this it should be Nomad and broker Cenkos Securities and Primary Bid which raised money at 0.45p per share on August 19, putting their clients into this serial dog. Indeed, Lagos Securities should be considering whether, in light of today’s share suspension, it can continue to act as Nomad for Mercantile Ports and Logistics (MPL). I believe that should be resigning at once. I have written to the Oxymorons as you can see below.

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19 days ago

SkinBioTherapeutics – announces AxisBiotix-Ps launch date, high margin profit potential moving closer - we are 289% ahead but much more to come

As things stand at 69p, we are 289% ahead on this share tip but there is much more to come. SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced its probiotic food supplement to help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, AxisBiotix-Ps, is to launch on 29th October, following highly positive results from its consumer study in May and key commercialisation activities since.

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19 days ago

Anglo African Agriculture – is it game over for this Big Dave Lenigas & Little Andrew Monk spoof

Very wisely, big Dave Lenigas stepped down as chairman of the company he founded on 30 July leaving his buddy Andrew Monk in charge.  That the company’s adviser and broker on London’s standard list is VSA Resources run by er…. Andrew Monk is obviously not a conflict of interest at all. Anyhow, it is all ending in tears as an RTO underway for two years has hit the buffers and the company appears to be insolvent, What’s not to like?

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19 days ago

Lyin' Chris Cleverly’s Block Commodities booted off Aquis Lobster pot – but what is rule 5.2 which it breached?

As African Potash (AFPO) this company was booted off the AIM Casino after its Nomad quid when discovering – thanks to me – that the company had told grotesque lies to get placings away, it had committed fraud. Chris Cleverley, cousin of leading Tory James who is no longer claiming he wants to buy West Ham, then took Potash to the Aquis lobster pot, changed its name to Block Commodities (BLCC) and carried on telling lies to investors for which the company was censured and fined, after I pointed this out to regulators. Could it get any worse? You bet.

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19 days ago

Mercantile Ports & Logistics shares suspended - will Primary Bid finally admit it goofed?

I keep being promised a call from the chimpanzees that claim to manage Primary Bid explaining why it was prepared to raise cash for Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL)  at 0.45p on 19 August. Here we are, just six weeks later, and the shares have been suspended at 0.3p to sell. At this point will Primary Bid finally accept that its due diligence process for client take on needs a dramatic overhaul.

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19 days ago

Hero of the day is yet again Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon on lockdown insanity

The Mrs was doing a seminar yesterday on data analysis. I doubt it was half as good as this classic from her husband given to the woke morons attending Bath Spa but she challenged their preconceptions on covid an a very entertaining way. Which profession has suffered most covid deaths per thousand?  The students said nurses. The answer is, of course, security guards. Take back those pay rises for nurses whose average wage (more than £33,000) just a few years into the profession is already more than the UK national average wage.  Anyhow back to our hero Tim Martin…

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19 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a day for ouzo on my fecking cornflakes, lunchtime sandwich and evening pasta and salad

In today’s podcast I look at a raft of utter triumphs for me as a bear: Rosslyn Data (RDT) – no longer run by a former pornographer – [email protected] Capital (FRAUD), Chill Brands (CHLL), Braveheart Investment Management (BRH) and Parsley Box (PUKE).

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19 days ago

[email protected] Capital – the mickey mouse inventory monetisation software

So the directors now admit today that [email protected] Capital (SYME) might go tits up.  The new death spiral, is at a 30% interest rate suggesting its providers agree with the management. The company has lied repeatedly to investors, it will be out of cash by Christmas and is a fraud. Is there anything else not to like? Er…yes!

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19 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Agony and the Ecstasy

I sart with a chat I had with my friend Lucian Miers on Demetri Kofinas and financial nihilism. Honest, it is more interesting than it sounds. Then to gold and why one might be losing faith. Lucian has.  Then to two stocks I own Kefi (KEFI) and MyHealthchecked (MHC) and one that I do not and which is on its way down the plughole: the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL).

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19 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - now the apples are all harvested and set for autumn eating

After last night’s triumph with the apple juice from the River orchard, today I picked the rest of the edible apples from the new top orchard. This is only the second year for the trees and they all yielded well and I am sure will do better still next year.  However, I reckon that I have room for at least four more trees in the upper orchard and so am minded to buy another three apple trees and one more crabapple tree to assist with polination and to increase the amount of crabapple jelly I produce. 

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19 days ago

VINDICATED AGAIN: Parsley Box – the third warning in 6 months, this IPO puke tastes vile

It was just 23 days ago when Parsley Box (MEAL) issued its second profits warning since 200p a share IPO on March 31. I warned things would get worse but the savant of our own comments section PierotLunaire boasted as pompously as ever that he was set to complete his due diligence by tasting a mail order meal from the firm before joining his City fund manager chums on the shareholder list and filling his patrician boots at 117.5p. Of course the fund managers and PL always know better than old Tom.  Today the shares are 64p after yet another warning!

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19 days ago

SHOCKER: [email protected] Capital Interims – it will be out of cash by Christmas even with its new death spiral - and the directors now admit it may go bust

The fraudsters and chancers at [email protected] (SYME) tried to seep out some of the poison of quite diabolical interims with a 31 August Trading statement, but the true horrors only emerged today. Even the directrs now admit it may go bust yet moronic private investirs reckon an £88 million market cap is cheap!

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19 days ago

SHOCKER: Chill Brands appoints new strategic advisor which will make £451,000 windfall even if the shares collapse to 5p!

Advisors should have their interests aligned with those of shareholders. Not so Virdian Capital Partners, announced today as the new strategic advisor to the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL). Strategic advisor my arse, Viridian is a broker and corporate financier. Its remit as a strategic advisor is according to Chill, but the underline is mine: “in connection with capital raising strategy, M&A strategy, development of its board of directors and investor relations.”

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19 days ago

SHOCKING DECEPTION EXPOSED: What is the real cost of [email protected] Capital’s new death spiral?

I shall turn to quite appalling interims issued this morning by [email protected] Capital (SYME) later. Suffice to say, they are dire and anyone holding onto the shares is completely bonkers, But first, yesterday Supply announced it has received a new loan which was really a death spiral.  But how expensive is this facility? I now explain why Supply has deceived investors, yet again.

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20 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - the apple juice flows

I flagged up the other day that the apple harvest from the old orchard by the River Dee had been piss poor. But still what juice might it produce. As you can see below the press I bought last year was wheeled into action.

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21 days ago

It's 2021 so the sportswoman of the year is a) a total failure and b) not a woman

I am coming to the conclusion that in this increasingly crazy world, New Zealand is the largest open air asylum on this planet. For this week, the University of Otago on South Island has named as its sportswoman of the year Laurel Hubbard. Remember her?

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21 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - Olaf this will knock your socks off!

I have since added a couple more red hot chillis to these jars of vodka which I have prepared ahead of a promised Christmas visit from thirsty daughter Olaf. The Mrs and I tasted a drop yesterday and they already have an almighty kick. “Good for clearing your sinuses” remarked the Mrs, before adding “Presumably you do add tonic?” I think we will be doing so. as for Olaf, I assume she will be drinking it neat.

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21 days ago

[email protected] Capital replaces a death spiral with a death spiral and lies about it

[email protected] Capital (SYME) flagged up that this would happen a few weeks ago but today it has announced “New £7 million Loan Note Facility completed”.  A loan as in you pay back the cash at the end of the term right? Er.. wrong. It is a death spiral.

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21 days ago

Vast Resources: The Oxymorons at AIM Regulation vs Fleet Street Legend Brian Basham (again)

Clearly Vast Resources (VAST) has misled investors of many years allowing the AIM fat cats who run this company to live the lifestyle at the expense of others. I flagged up one such shocker HERE. Fleet Street legend Brian Basham has tried to get the woke dullards at the FCA and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation to do something but neither seem to care.  His latest exchange of emails has fallen into my hands.

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21 days ago

CAR CRASH: Chill Brands audited accounts finally out, what skeletons & horrors emerge

The results for the year to March 31 2021 came out on August 31 but the audited annual report is not out until today, the day of Chill Brands (CHLL) AGM so a second AGM will be needed to approve this sad document. I can see why Chill does not want folks reading the report for it contains multiple horrors all of which indicate that the shares are going to crater. My target price remains 0p-5p but, after today, 0p looks far more likely.

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22 days ago

Goodbye and good riddance to Public Health England - Christopher Snowdon

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/10/01/goodbye-and-good-riddance-to-public-health-england/

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22 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - my first early Christmas Present goes into bat

I bought myself two early Christmas presents, the first of which is the apple rack below which is now in use, albeit only temporarily.

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23 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - the rapidly growing red hot Chilli harvest, my late father would have been salivating

As you can see below, there are now three strings of chillis hanging up at the Welsh Hovel to dry. The longest of the three was yesterday’s harvest and as each day goes by more chillies turn a fiery red and are ready to pick. I reckon that by mid October I should have as many as three hundred dried chillies in storage jars. And that will last us until next year’s crop is ready.

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23 days ago

100% pointless homework for 10 year olds now that lockdown is over

After two years of failing their students, hiding behind a zoom camera, the bedwetting teacgers are back and what I offer up is homework for 10 years olds.  Reading, ‘riting, ‘Rithmatic? No. History or Geography? No. It is, of course LGBTQ studies and studies of a particularly inane bent. 

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24 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Radish sauce, food should look gorgeous

Drowning in radishes, gherkins and apples here at the Welsh Hovel the three find themselves in a salad almost every day. But still that is not enough to use up everything on offer and so yesterday I tried an experiment. Food should not only taste great but should look gorgeous too. Don’t you agree?

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24 days ago

Photo article: Starting to string up the red hot chillies at the Welsh Hovel

They may be small but they are now turning red and fiery hot. I am advised that if they are strung up to dry for two weeks they can then be stored in a kilner jar so we have use of them right throughout the winter. And thus the first chillies were strung on a line using needle and thread yesterday and now hang in the kitchen in the old fireplace between the old bread oven and where the aga now sits, the place that the Mrs stores her booze. I will thread another line today and if I have time go pick another batch for threading. God willing we should have several hundred chillies drying within the next two weeks.

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24 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pot is hot, look at the unsavoury characters the cat dragged in

I receive an invitation to an online pot conference. More signs this sector is hot and thus one I shall avoid. I mention Chill Brands (CHLL) which is not hot and which could see its shares suspended by Friday. I discuss why the Tiger Royalties (TIR) portfolio is toxic and could implode. Surely its Nomad Roland “fatty” Cornish can peer over his ever expanding belly and see the danger? I discuss en passant Go Ahead (GOG) and in more detail interims from Powerhouse Energy (PHE). Then to why HEIQ (HEQ) numbers today are so dripping in red flags as yet another recent IPO ( 10 months ago) comes crashing down.

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24 days ago

Chill Brands - delayed annual report reader poll

Shares in the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL), formerly the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), are falling again and now trade at a new year low of 24.75p to sell. With suspension possible as soon as Friday, with almost no sales now in the US and with the market cap still a bonkers £53.3 million, of course, anyone with half a brain cell should sell.  But then nobody with half a brain cell would own the shares in the first place. The big question is when will the long delayed annual report arrive? What do you think. Vote below:

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24 days ago

Video: We are about to re-enter the storm that started in 2008

Asset manager Jaime Carrasco of Canaccord Genuity warns that we’re about to re-enter the storm that began back in 2008. He says, “Get your ship prepared.”

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24 days ago

The madness that is 2021: Organisation bankrolled with taxpayer cash demands cervical smear tests offered to all men

Stonewall used to be such a wonderful organisation when LGB folks really did someone battling for their right to equal status. But, happily, that battle is almost won and so Stonewall needs a new cause and that cause is the battle for transgender rights. Its kudos from previous fights means that it earns a fortune from Government doing “LGBT equality audits” and departments so woke this is utterly pointless. And virtue signalling PLCs also sign up for these audits and then boast of how woke they are.  So accountants Grant Thornton may have been fined £4 million (too little) yesterday for enabling the patisserie holdings fraud with its slack work but at least it moved 153 places up the Stonewall rankings last year. Hooray. Pay rises all round!

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25 days ago

Eden Research interims scarred by Covid, Brexit and that fecker Tom Winnifrith

For 17 years I have been pointing out the lies and frauds committed by Eden Research (EDEN). I could paper my bedroom with the lawyers letters it and its partner in crime 3DM (now in administration, having blown £65 million of other folks cash, sent me). I could paper another few rooms with the online harassment I received from the 3Dimmers, whipped up by shamed promoters Old Mother Mike Walters and Johnny “the Rat” Townsend. Here we are and I am still on the case although how the regulators have allowed this farce to continue for so long really does cause me to despair. Retained losses now stand at £40 million!

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25 days ago

SHOCKING ANALYSIS: Tiger Royalties another Colin Bird related party nest of snakes reports interims & a dire update - crisis looming by April

Running an investment company should cost peanuts, especially when its portfolio is tiny. Yet with a portfolio now worth just over£1 million, the Colin Bird run Tiger Royalties has just ‘fessed that in the first half of 2021 its running costs were £148,204.  If you are spunking £300,000 a year running a portfolio of c£1 million then even Warren Buffett (23% a year) would eventually go bust. And Colin Bird is no Warren Buffett.

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25 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Mrs doing her bit for the fuel crisis

I explain why there was no bearcast yesterday. Then I look at the part this household is playing in the fuel crisis. It is all about psychology. Then a look at Real Good Food (RGF) and companies delisting before a look at the pathetic punishments for the enablers of fraud at Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) I also look at what Australian regulators are doing to tackle pump and dump twitter gangs while the FCA jerks off on more ESG porn doing nothing about tackling real crime. I flag up Aura Energy (AURA) in this regard.

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25 days ago

All Active Asset Management – what is the real share price of this financial house of cards?

We on this website, have warned you numerous times abut the financial house of cards, built on sand, which is All Active Asset Management (AAA). But still folks discuss what colour Porsche they will buy when they sell. They assume that the shares must be worth at least 80p, based on the current £120 million fundraise closing, at that price, on October 28.

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25 days ago

Eight Capital & the [email protected] shares – the piss take racks up a gear, surely even the FCA cannot play ball now?

It is hard to know where to start with the ludicrous announcements from Aquis Listed Eight Capital Partners (ECP) controlled by former [email protected] Capital (SYME) boss Dominic White. But having seen the FCA overlook industrial scale fraud at Supply, in its capacity as , ahem, “regulator” of the Standard List, White says he is going to move Eight to the Standard List. Surely the FCA has to reject this application? Why?

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25 days ago

Enabling crime DOES pay – Weedy FRC ruling on Grant Thornton & David Newstead over Patisserie Holdings fraud

Nobody doubts that Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) was a fraud and it was a spottable one.  This website expressed its professional scepticism about how sales were surging while footfall in the malls where patisserie outlets were sited were collapsing. Others questioned how a company claiming huge cash balances has almost no net interest income. Yet Grant Thornton lead by partner David Newstead signed off on its accounts for the years to September 30 2015, 2016 and 2017 without question. They were sheer fiction.

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26 days ago

The Great Barrier Reef, global warming, Peter Ridd and free speech denial

If you listen to folks like David Attenborough, Prince Charles, Greta Thunberg, the BBC or other global warming cultists, there are certain key iconic symbols of their religion. There are the Maldives which we were first told would be underwater within 20 years in 1992 as a result of global warming and thus rising sea levels. Oddly every single Maldive island is still above water, the population of the Islands has grown dramatically and sea levels are unchanged. But still we must take action because we have only 20  years to save them.  Then there is the Great Barrier Reef.

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26 days ago

Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer: who's going drive you home?

Remember Drive Software? This was, according to Julie” lingerie on expenses” Meyer, going to be Tesla meets Fitbit. More like British Leyland meets Enron. Accounts for the year to March 31 2021 are out and are a car crash. 

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26 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I forgot to mention Bidstack last week & why Bath Spa holds the key to the petrol crisis

I start with how I am terrorising folks in this hotel as I sneeze in the lift and droplets fall from my ever redder nose. I know I don’t have covid, they don’t. Then I move onto Malcolm Stacey and inflation. Then onto Bidstack (BIDS), a train crash in the making. Then I discuss the lorry driver and cabbage picker crisis with a joke at Jim’s expense and also what is the obvious solution.

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26 days ago

Now it's time to go to town on Eurasia Mining as a bear

Two or three weeks ago I clambered off the fence and explicitly told you to short Eurasia Mining (EUA) at 28p. The shares are now 23.6p in the middle. So far so good for we bears but the company is still valued by the market, on a fully diluted basis as there are loads of in the money options, at well over £700 million which is insane. A placing announced yesterday is the cue to add to your shorts.

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26 days ago

Video: Quoth the Raven on the Next Lehman moment when EVERYTHING fails

The Quoth the Raven podcast host Chris Irons is a man who believes in sound money and bad language so he must be a good bloke. Chris reckons that everything in the markets is rigged and the biggest rigger is the Fed. He says that the Fed’s main function today seems to be preventing market corrections. This is causing numerous issues along with making most people complacent.

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26 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – interims, production guidance maintained. Buy

Miner in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has announced results for the first half of 2021 and that “FY 2021 Production guidance of between 64,000 to 72,000 gold equivalent ounces remains unchanged”.

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26 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - taking another covid test this morning

I discuss the Mrs and I both taking tests this morning as we both feel a bit under the weather. Then I look in detail at Chill Brands (CHLL) where the risk-reward of holding until next Thursday is surely terribly unattractive and at Tern (TERN) accounting for Geeks, what is being hidden and why that makes this such a sell and also at Argo Blockchain (ARB).

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26 days ago

As you celebrate a record burden of taxation, guess how your cash is being spent in the jails?

I bring you a tweet sent out from the Isle of Wight prisons. No this is not a parody account and yes it is YOUR cash being spent this way. If only we had a Conservative Government to stop this sort of woke madness and profligacy.

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27 days ago

Tintra – curious off market deals, something just smells wrong

In today’s RNS Tintra (TNT) announced a conversion of £50,000 of its convertible loan stock into 500,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each at a price of 10 pence per Ordinary Share plus a couple of other transactions.  The most significant event was the following:

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27 days ago

The AIM awards shortlists are out – I'm gutted not to be up for Diversity Champion!

I would like to see some real diversity on AIM. CEOs  & FD’s who are not grossly overpaid are woefully under-represented right now. As are Non Execs who hold CEOs and FDs to account. As for directors going for performance related pay & who buy meaningful amounts of shares in the market, they are almost non-existent. How about getting some diversity by getting rid of layers of fat cats, crony capitalists and fraudsters?  Oh, that is not what the AIM awards team means with its new diversity champion award is it?

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27 days ago

Versarien – the deafening sound of silence

A company does not have to say anything on trading, on its prospects or on other matters at an AGM but it can do so and if it has anything good at all to say you can bet the ranch, especially with smaller AIM promotes, that it will say it. And that brings us to the Versarien (VRS) AGM yesterday.

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27 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel: Gherkins in a dill pickle

We use them in soups and salads but still we are drowning in gherkins from the garden. I am not a great pickling man but needs must.

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28 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is it because they think I'm English I asked as Wrexham Council came visiting?

I put then straight that i was of Irish descent but my local village council are having a go at me again and so sent in two officers of Wrexham Council. To be fair they agreed with me and think the villagers are, again, acting like total poltroons in harassing me whereas the previous owners were allowed to dump asbestos and so whatever they wanted. I explain all in the podcast but suffice to say I am angry. Then I look in detail at Tern (TERN) and go far further than Lucian did earlier HERE. Then onto Union Jack (UJO) where nothing  ow makes sense. I also look at the crazy world of Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) once more and add my tuppence worth on the scandal that is Seraphine (BUMP).

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28 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: can anyone interpret my new nightmare, a Saint (Vin) and a sinner (Lucian) and his toxic 4

I am up early thanks to a new nightmare. Can anyone interpret it? Are you out there Joseph? I then look at saint Vin Murria and Summerway Capital (SWC). Then I discuss Lucian Miers big Joe Retail toxic four (Chill Brands, [email protected] Capital, Tern and Eurasia), why things are going his way, which will crack first and why and what the fallout will be. A regular bearcast will follow later.

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28 days ago

Argo Blockchain US fundraise is at just 109p - no wonder ELEVEN brokers managed to get it away

Yes, you read that correctly, the US ADR placing of Argo Blockchain (ARB) involved ELEVEN different brokers. Jefferies, Barclays , Canaccord Genuity,  Stifel, GMP, Compass Point, D.A. Davidson & Co, Ladenburg Thalmann, Roth Capital Partners, finnCap  andTennyson Securities are the team batting for Argo and will no doubt boast that they raised £82.4 million having targeted just £75 million. But…

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28 days ago

Wildcat clears decks for bailout placing and it is now being forced to tell the ghastly truth

Make no mistake, a bailout placing is underway at Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) as revealed in yesterday’s bearcast. Today, a new adviser to replace disgraced Pello Capital, currently banned by the FCA from doing any business, has forced it to come clean so that it can place.

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28 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Placing alerts on Union Jack & Wildcat Petroleum

I have an update on the Union Jack (UJO) placing which I forced it to ‘fess up to last Friday and I can now reveal that worthless ramp Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) is now seeking fresh equity at almost any price. At 1p, a £21 million market cap is about £21 million too high in my book. I also discuss Jubilee Metals (JLP) and Mark Slater and that links nicely to an IPO I am dodging and I explain why I am passing on what appeared a likeable and competent team. Finally a detailed look at perennial dog Mirriad (MIRI) whose shares are – despite slipping 10% today – still a stonking sell.

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28 days ago

Time for UK Oil & Gas and Lyin' Steve Sanderson to fess up on Turkey - twitter storm brewing

The twitter account @OutSanderson which wants to remove the grossly overpaid Lyin’ Steve Sanderson from his post as boss of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) claims to have got hold of a series of photos from Basur in Turkey showing that on the ground nothing is happening. We were told after the most recent drilling failure that seismic would be shot in August before another sidetrack well is drilled. One tweet in this series is below. Perhaps Lyin’ Steve might update investors with a formal RNS on how much of a Turkey his Basur operations are and what, if anything,is happening on the ground.

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28 days ago

Chill Brands – Spooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof

Appointment of strategic advisers shouted the press release. What, thought I, a strategic review to understand why sales are SFA and the company still can’t get it annual accounts out? Er no.  The headline should have read “sales failing, more money spent on brand promotion but not enough cash to make a real difference.”

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29 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - a triumph of garlic stringing

Stringing the harvested garlic and onions is what I was dreading but I took the plunge and did the garlic last night. I followed a “how to” video on the internet from one of those utterly infuriating folks who make it all look so simple. His garlic is so clean, the stalks never break and it all looked so well presented at the end. Mr garlic threading expert: I hate you. Having said all of that, I did follow his instructions and, as you can see, it worked. Triumph! 

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29 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Drowning in peppers

What you see below is the yield from just one pepper bush and I have six of them in the garden. Plus another six producing normal shaped peppers and six more producing chillies which are now turning red and becoming fiery hot. All are dripping with fruit which we put in salads and stews but just cannot eat all of. I shall be threading my first chain of chillies for drying next week. Peppers, I am told, freeze well without any need for blanching so what you see below is now in a freezer growing fuller by the day.

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29 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - last night's supper was home grown Raspberries

The birds have reduced the yield on most of the fruit bushes to almost zero this year. Note to self: netting! But the raspberries have escaped. Maybe birds don’t like them. The bushes I planted here are both red and golden so what I collected last night looks splendid and tasted great as well. There should be more next week. It seems odd eating them almost in October but there are no complaints here.

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30 days ago

Ugly carrot photos - now it's a contest

A reader reckons they have a carrot even uglier than mine. What do you think or can you do better?

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30 days ago

Christians: the one minority every liberal has to despise – Worcester College Oxford takes up the fight against we of the old beliefs

Once upon a time, Worcester College Oxford was a place that proudly believed in free speech. Even in my student days, it offered sanctuary to those such as the great historian Norman Stone whose conservative views were considered as appalling and depraved by the Guardian readers who dictate what can be thought and said in the City of lost causes. How times change. Today Worcester has attacked the one minority considered by the liberal elite to be below the Untermensch of working class males, that is to say Christians.

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31 days ago

Union Jack – is there an undeclared related party here?

I stand by my comments over the weekend on the strategy and possible placing at Union Jack Oil (UJO) which I forced it to ‘fess up to on Friday. I am not a happy bunny. But there is another thing that rather frustrates me.

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31 days ago

Ha-Ha again, another photo article from the Welsh Hovel

On the side of the new raised lawn and Ha Ha at the Welsh Hovel which faces the River Dee, the grass is now almost three weeks old and the slope looks even greener than when I showed you pictures last week. But now, something of a miracle, that is to say a couple of days of dry weather here in Wales, has allowed us to almost complete the works as you can see below.

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31 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh hovel - the ugliest carrot yet

Early next week, an early Christmas treat, I bought for myself, arrives here at the Welsh Hovel. My gift is two, four foot long, wooden boxes which I plan to fill with sand in which to store surplus carrots, of which I have many, for winter usage. When the shops run out and you are all starving, bring me your gold and I can supply not only beans but carrots. I should, however, say that my carrots get uglier by the day.  

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31 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Stagecoach and National Express, how times change

I start with one big story, the Stagecoach (SGC) & National Express (NEX) bid talks. The other big story is the word “bird” being dubbed sexist at an insane Barclays (BARC) employment tribunal which I cover HERE. I also look at Versarien (VRS) ahead of its AGM, Chill Brands (CHLL) ahead of its AGM and at regulatory issues for Eurasia (EUA) and Deepverge (DVRG) where the wrongdoing is as plain as day.

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31 days ago

Letter to the FCA – 2 possible counts of market abuse or worse concerning Eurasia Mining

The 26p per share £11 million placing on Monday by Eurasia Mining (EUA) may open up not one but two cans of worms and I have written to my chums at the FCA asking for an investigation on two counts. The letter is below:

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31 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation re Deepverge PLC – clear breach of Rule 11 ahead of bailout placing, public censures needed

This should be an open and shut case and, if only pour encourager les autres, Deepverge PLC (DVRG), its Nomad SPARK Advisory and its journalist trolling arse of a CEO Gerry Brandon should be served up with a severe public censure. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation below.

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31 days ago

So farewell then Plutus Powergen – booted off AIM, no cash, no deal and ....is that the Fat Lady I see coming this way?

Well you cannot say that I did not warn you all that this would end in tears. Naturally, some Bulletin Board savants knew better than the Sheriff of AIM and heaped abuse on me in all the usual ways. Oh dear savants, you have lost all your money. Enjoy the poverty that lies ahead. Have you told your Mrs that Christmas is cancelled yet? For me, it has been fun while it lasted. No doubt Cynical Bear is, like me, enjoying ouzo on his cornflakes today as it was he who first alerted us all to the scallywags Charles Tatnall and James Longley who brought us Plutus and a raft of Standard list dogs which kept on lending each other money they could never repay. But today Plutus Powergen (PPG) has been booted off AIM. Hello: is that the Fat Lady I see rushing towards us? Nope. I think it is just my mother-in-law but you don’t want to mess with her either.

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31 days ago

The rise and fall of Reggie Wildcat Petroleum - still another 1.5p to go to zero!

One of the great ramps of the year has been Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), a poster boy for the sewer that is the Standard List regulated, no sniggering at the back, by the clowns at the FCAIt started its career on December 30th by lying to investors in its very first RNS. It said that it HAD raised £600,000. It had not.

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31 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - a modest Courgette harvest

Yes. What you see below really is the 2021 courgette harvest. I have never cooked a courgette of the spherical variety before but I have found a simple recipe so here goes tonight. Courgettes, beans (natch) and carrots in a semi alcoholic honey glaze, all from the garden is the menu. I will explain about the honey, a present from earth mother C and her husband, at a later date.

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31 days ago

Calling Women “birds” is sexist says out of touch Judge John Crosfill

Thank heavens I don’t employ any pieces of skirt, as I must now refer to birds, following Judge John Crosfill ruling today that using the phrase “birds” is sexist. Whatever. I have been using it for years and have no intention of stopping. What is more telling for me is just how out of touch Crosfill is with how the world, my world, of the City actually works. Let me explain why Crosfill, in ruling for plaintiff Anca Lacatus, shows that he should be put out to grass.

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32 days ago

10 red flags we all might have spotted at the Umuthi fraud

This weekend’s short letter on the N50 website will look at a company whose shares you can trade. Today, I am feeling pretty proud of my take-down of Standard Listed Umuthi (UHS) whose March 4 IPO was to have valued it at £368 million. A series of articles HERE has seen its sole NED resign and nobody now seems to doubt that this is a complete fraud with no business and that the revelations are truly shocking. Sadly, as it is an obvious zero, its shares are suspended but there are lessons. Here are 10 signs that this was a fraud:

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32 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - a sink full of beans which I shall be selling for gold by Christmas

I already have 25 bags of beans in the freezer and another 4 jars in oil in my larder but yesterday I picked the last of the 2021 harvest, enough to fill half a sink. Now you may laugh but it will be me who laughs last and loudest. Let me explain.

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32 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the short, medium and long term stinks at Eurasia that COULD make it AIM's second £1bn+ scandal

Quindell (QPP) was the first. Maybe there has been another, Anyhow I look in great detail at Eurasia Mining (EUA) but also at a spoof from cash strapped Verditek (VDTK), more on Union Jack Oil (UJO) and signs of trouble at mill for Colin Bird and Bezant Resources (BZT).

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32 days ago

I smell panic from arsehole CEO Gerry Brandon of Deepverge – non news today

Last week’s interim results from Deepverge (DVRG) demonstrated how it had misled investors as to its lack of, even EBITDA, profitability and its near insolvency in the run up to the June 7 £10 million rescue placing at 30p. Now wonder the shares have been sliding ever since, they are now just 26p to sell. Anyone holding this stock is insane in backing a company that, through omission not act, misleads folks as to how it is trading. Good companies just don’t behave that. Only bad companies run by scumbags like Gerry Brandon.

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32 days ago

TomWinnifrith Bearcast: A challenge to Sharesoc this Wednesday - will you challenge a Neil Woodford enabler live on air

Today was Joshua’s birthday party so I am pretty whacked. In the podcast I look at how we fail to tackle financial crime – just 67 arrests by the dedicated unit responsible in H1. Then to ShareSoc. Will it on Wednesday blow off Jeff Prestridge as he blew off Neil Woodford? Or will it face him down and put one of the main enablers of what went on via his yellow journalism on the spot? I suggest some questions that Cliff Weight needs to put to Mr Presstrip. Or what abut listener Steve, would such an online showdown cheer you up?

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32 days ago

[email protected] Capital – a master class in avoiding answering AGM questions

The fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) held its AGM on 3 July and it took until 16 September to provide responses to the questions raised by the morons who own its shares.  Admittedly there were 182 questions but there was a large degree of overlap in the questions and Supply resorted to standard answers for many of the questions.  For instance, 22 questions related to trading (numbers Q27, Q40, Q44, Q69, Q73, Q77, Q87, Q118, Q121, Q122, Q123, Q124, Q135, Q140, Q141, Q146, Q156, Q166, Q168, Q169, Q174, Q178) were answered with a one sentence reply essentially stating refer to revenue guidance.  Similarly, 12 questions on Negma convertible loan note (Q67, Q82, Q83, Q95, Q96, Q97, Q112, Q120, Q125, Q126, Q161, Q172 were answered with the statement “The Company recently updated the market regarding the termination of the Negma arrangement.”

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32 days ago

Two Bombshells this week from the Taxpayers’ Alliance which will enrage you

It is your money that is being pissed away by the State and with the tax burden at record highs the Taxpayers’ Alliance served up two examples of rank hypocrisy and incompetence that will leave you fuming.  First up is the greed and hypocrisy of TUC leaders and, yes you are paying to support this rotten system for these days most Union bosses represent workers in the public sector.  Next up is the shocking amount local councils have recklessly speculated on commercial property as they “knew better” than Mr. Market as prices tumbled. Of course they did.

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32 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Ha-ha!

This is the great work which some busybody in the village of Holt reported me to Wrexham council and Natural Resource Wales for creating. Both have now wished me well with my endeavours, praising me for removing so many toxins and for improving the drainage here. This is what my shit of local (Tory) councillor wanted to snoop and spy on but was not brave enough to knock on my front door to be allowed access to the land. And it is almost complete so here is a sneak preview of what used to be rusting barns and piles of abandoned asbestos, tires, barrels of bitumen and other horrors. It is now shaping up to be an object of real beauty.

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32 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Union Jack & MyHealthChecked in the doghouse, congratulations to Matthew, his Mrs to be and the dog

Forgive the late bearcast but I was cooking amazing grub for relatives today including long lost cousin C. On the subject of families, congratulations to listeners Matthew & his dog who frequently request more swearing as Matthew has got engaged. In the podcast I discuss two no-one is watching O’clock statements yesterday from MyHealthChecked (MHC) and from Union Jack Oil (UJO). I do not mince my words on either. 

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32 days ago

TomWinnifrith Bearcast - why did I write that article about Union Jack?

I am a bit of a sweaty wreck as I prepare for a weekend of hell. I explain why. In the podcast I deal with Unon Jack Oil (UJO)  and my article of earlier and of the issue of who CEO’s should do interviews with. In the end of course the share price is driven not by how much time is spent ramping the stock but by whether a company generates cash and how much.

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32 days ago

Video: Disincentives to Work Are Growing

Investment adviser Axel Merk warns that across the West there are growing reasons why tens of millions of folks will opt not to work but to such at the nipple of the State instead.

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33 days ago

Another Winnileaks bombshell – Gert Viljoen sends a lie packed email to Umuthi shareholders

Thanks to the Winnileaks service I have been sent an email from Gert Viljoen, the CEO of the Umuthi (UHS) fraud, sent on 18 September 2019, almost 18 months before the FCA allowed this con to list. Read and weep at the lies Gert told to folks sold shares in Umuthi by either him or the Queen of the fraudsters Connie Van Nieuwkerk with most of the cash trousered by Gert or Connie and a bit going to Umuthi.

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33 days ago

Jadestone Energy – interims, production and cash flow growth to come

Jadestone Energy (JSE) has announced its results for the first half of 2021, reaffirming full-year production guidance of 11,500-13,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day and anticipating 20,000 boe/d towards the end of the year. We are well up on this 69p offer price share tip but where do we go from here?

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33 days ago

Union Jack Oil - £5m placing underway with Shard running book?

This is the market rumour. Shard rather than the listed broker the fraudster’s pals SP Angel is apparently running the book. I have given the company the opportunity to deny it but it seems to have declined that opportunity. Apparently much of the cash is for an acquisition the rest for general corporate purposes yak yak yak. Given the broker apparently in charge…

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33 days ago

It took less than two weeks - my first disagreement with Joshua’s school: pathetic Floppy the dog

Homework comes once a week from the Pest’s school here in Wales. It could be worse. Over the border among the infidels of England some of his peers have started at the Primary on the other side of the bridge and there for the fist two weeks the 5 year olds have been doing just two hours a day as “induction”. Apparently that is all about stopping the spread of covid, the plague which has killed almost nobody under the age of 10.  

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33 days ago

More Ramptastic tweeting from David Lenigas on Valereum (minus 63% in three months)

David Lenigas is to ramptastic tweeting what Colin Bird is to pre placing pumps. He just cannot help himself. Today’s special is a picture of two men in late middle age standing in a tax haven shaking hands. Apparently this is very significant for Aquis lobster pot listed Valereum (VLRM), the crypto play pumped to 80p three months ago as the shameless chartist turned penny share stock promoter Zak Mir called it up to £2,  That helped it get away a £1 million placing at 70p. Its shares now trade at 29p but even that is still a staggering 20 times net assets for this loss making business. Maybe three men could shake hands tomorrow in some tax dodging location and that would be even more significant, eh Dave?

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33 days ago

Was Shakoor on paid for Eurasia Research

I commented on the disgraceful, almost laughable, paid for research commission by Eurasia Mining (EUA) the other day. The great Waseem Shakoor has just tweeted on the same matter. Enjoy!

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33 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so when will Opti be valued at a billion quid? Before or after I shag Cheryl Cole?

Today is not only Joshua’s Birthday but also 100 days to Christmas and also Dydd Owain Glyndwr Hapus!. So I am busy cake making. Maybe a picture later after I burn my own house down in honour of the last Welsh Prince of Wales. In the podcast I discuss naughty corporate brokers, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Novacyt (NCYT

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33 days ago

Novacyt admits possibly loss making – a reminder of that porcine executive bonus plan

You may remember that directors of Novacyt (NCYT) made an abosolute killing because of a cash bonus plan which was dependent on the share price at October 17 2020. Assisted enormously by news of a massive contract win with the DHSC announced on September 29 the shares were c930p on D day. Today they are 325p as the horror of the DHSC feck up emerges. As a reminder here is what Novacyt said on 29 September sending its shares roofing it:

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33 days ago

UPDATED: Buckets and buckets of jam tomorrow and can you feel the Tom Winnifrith hate in that Optibiotix seminar Q&A

This event was held on 9 September and what follows is a transcript of the more interesting Q&As. There is oodles of jam tomorrow but I sense that the time for that working has passed. Steve O’Hara and Optibiotix (OPTI) need to start delivering jam today to drive a re-rate of any sort, let alone from £50 million to £1 billion as suggested in Q1.

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33 days ago

Winnileaks special - FCA assures the fraud Umuthi NO formal enquiry

By June 10 as the FCA suspended trading in shares in the fraud Umuthi (UHS) for a second time it had been aware for a while that this IPO was put together by a fraudster known for cooking the books and banned from doing any financial services work by the South African equivalent of the FCA. But in this letter, passed to the Winnileaks service, sent  to Umuthi while it asks a stack of questions the FCA stresses there is NO formal enqury. FFS why not? And some of the questions it asks, regarding the resignations of Memery Crystal and PKF Littlejohn should surely have been asked back in March, rather than after the shares were allowed to resume trading – albeit for only two weeks – on May 25. The FCA is not fit for purpose as we noted here. The letter is below.

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33 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Tomorrow's jobs include Gherkins

We have a gherkin with almost every main meal these days. And about half the crop lie unpicked in the vegetable patch. From just a few plants we are drowning in gherkins. I am not the greatest fan of pickled gherkins but the Mrs lived in Sweden so I guess she must have been forced to eat a few. And so tomorrow’s jobs include, naturally, picking and freezing more beans but also picking another stack of gherkins and some serious pickling. Is there no alternative to pickling I wonder?

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33 days ago

Fake News from the Guardian and BBC Radio 4 - Covid vaccines and Brexit

The Mrs switched on BBC Radio 4 this morning as she baked a cake for Joshua’s 5th Birthday party and as I made porridge with apple sauce for the family breakfast. No-one told me that having to listen to BBC Radio was part of the marital deal. I should have insisted that not listening to Pravda was part of the marital vows some eight years ago.  The programme was “Broadcasting House” and part of it included two obviously left wing harpies and a former Tory MP who spent his career before entering showbusiness for ugly people working for the BBC so was obviously a drip. Natch most of the big news stories they picked were from the Guardian Observer.

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33 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Bringing in the Squash

Having been left to ripen under cloches outside for almost a fortnight, the squashes were brought inside late last week, scrubbed clean and left to dry on the Aga. They now sit in an increasingly crowded cool larder on the top shelf in the dark. One found its way into a stew last week, cut into segments and the flesh was amazingly soft and sweet.  This lot should see us through to Christmas.

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34 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - my ugly carrots would not make Tesco's shelves

I have started the carrot harvest and most of what I am digging up are about three inches long. They are, like many folks here in Wales, short, fat and ugly. But unlike Welsh people they taste great. My honey glazed carrots are a favourite of Joshua’s so the menu for the next few weeks should delight the Pest.

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35 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - storing some beans the Italian way

It seems it is not just my Irish neighbour B, with his somewhat eccentric conspiracy theories, who is convinced that the food shelves of Britain will be empty by Christmas. The looming panic is across all the newspapers today. Maybe B was ahead of the curve after all? If it is all true, here at the Welsh Hovel we will miss the Christmas Duck if this is the case although, I suppose, I could always try and snare one off the river. Maybe this might be the excuse need to persuade the Mrs to allow me to get a gun. Not only could I shoot a duck for Christmas but I could shoot at anyone trying to steal my food in storage or my winter vegetables in the ground which are flourishing.

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35 days ago

Picture article from the Welsh Hovel - Joshua and the birthday cake his dad made

On Sunday at his formal 5th birthday party, the Mrs is making the cake. But for this one it was me and it was a superbly soft one layer chocolate cake with milk chocolate butter icing. As you can see the Pest loved it. We all had another slice tday with the cake having spent 24 hours in the fridge and, dare I say it, it was even more amazing. Maybe I should apply to Bake Off as my cakes are even more exceedingly good than those of Mr Kipling.

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36 days ago

If a woman is charged with fraud that is sexist says the liberal wanksheet the New York Times ref Elizabeth Holmes

That Theranos was a gargantuan fraud is in little doubt but that its CEO Elizabeth Holmes is being charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud is, according to liberal deadwood press wanksheet the New York Times just plain sexism. Ms Holmes was the poster girl for women making it big in US business and folks trying to get her sent to the slammer are all sexist beasts. The whole article neglects to mention one salient point which is that also on trial facing exactly the same charges is Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani who is a man.  Even the bedwetting dullards who read the NY Times would surely conclude that that fact, not mentioned once in the article, rather undermines its core thesis. 

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37 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what about the victims?

I discuss a fascinating article about XL Media (XLMHERE in the Times of Israel. If I wanted to list a fraud I’d be big on ESG as was XL. Chris Bailey’s fund manager pals would love it as I stole all the cash. I look at gender targets and ask what they should be, referencing Principals of Cambridge Colleges. I look at Mercantile Ports (MPL) and PrimaryBid and then what I plan, or hope, to do next about the fraud Umuthi (UHS), ask the victims to tell their stories. I look at Paul Johnson’s Power Metal Resources (POW) and its latest news which takes me back to 2007 and Mark Watson Mitchell’s Yellowcake. I comment on Asimilar (ASLR) and then go to town on Deepverge (DVRG) and its journalist trolling cock of a CEO Gerry Brandon explaining why I believe investors were materially misled in the run up to the £10 million June 7 placing and why the company is, for a variety of reasons, a total bargepole. It is just not investment grade material.

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37 days ago

Online Blockchain nonsense announcement - ShareProphets Translation service

Once again we get an RNS reach from spoof company Online Blockchain (OBC) run by the same gang who run ADVFN (AFN) which put out its own comedy release today as discussed in bearcast HERE. But this one is so special it needs a full translation service. The translation is in bold.

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37 days ago

Welcome to 2021, Lord of the Flies Banned in Ottawa as Shakespeare branded outdated and irrelevant

Welcome to progress with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board banning the 1954 William Goulding novel Lord of the Flies from all its schools after a whinging complaint from one 17 year old student who also views Shakespeare as “outdated and irrelevant.” All hail modernity! All hail progress!  The student, Ms Kyla Gibson, wrote:

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37 days ago

While Bears shit in the woods and the Pope practices Catholicism, Colin Bird companies are always placing – its Jubilee Metals this time. Two questions.

Jubilee Metals (JLP) has been stressing how profitable it will be this year and how next year it will be so profitable that it could pay a dividend. Obviously with Colin Bird as chairman talk of profitability and dividends can only mean one thing. Yes….its another placing! Knock me down with a feather. But this one begs two big sets of questions:

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37 days ago

DeepVerge dire results expose what a poseur and a prick is its journalist trolling arse of a CEO Gerry Brandon

For pointing out what an overvalued crock is Deepverge (DVRG) and how the maths of cashburn did not stack up, its arse of a CEO took to trolling me on twitter, a medium he uses to ramp his shares in an alarming manner.  Today’s interims vindicate me and show why anyone believing Brandon deserves all they get. Notwithstanding the company’s Covid play based, literally, on piss and pooh, the valuation is a joke.

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37 days ago

B.P. Marsh & Partners – half-year trading update, reasons for confidence

Early stage financial services businesses investment company B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has made a trading update for its half-year ended 31st July 2021, including that its “portfolio has performed well during the period, and we expect this to continue through the group’s current financial year”.

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37 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus bearcast - talking to a man about Umuthi, forged bank documents and other matters

In between trying to make mint cordial, mint ice cream and damson jam last night I had a call from a man who had done some work for Umuthi (UHS) and what he said about a forged document purporting to show a bank transfer and a blocked site visit is further evidence of what a complete fraud this is from top to bottom. I relay it to you and wonder what the FCA will say about this?

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37 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my next fraud expose will be on AIM

a few more words on Umuthi 9UHS) after today’s bombshell and on where it leaves the FCA. Then I flag up a few personal committments which sees me cooking like a dervish for a few days but then I shall be onto my next fraud expose which is also in Africa but this time with AIM listed companies. Then I look at comedy from ADVFN (AFN) ask a serious question abut Chill Brands (CHLL) and the proven liar John Story and finally discuss Argo Blockchain (ARB)

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38 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - damson jam in time for the Pest's Birthday party

Joshua turns five tomorrow – exactly 100 days before Christmas day. On Saturday I have some of my family over to remember almost a year since my father died. On Sunday I shall be catering for the Pest’s little chums and their mums.

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38 days ago

Things that give you covid in 2021 – cup cakes for kids at school

I have always thought that the idea of handing out trays of high sugar cup cakes bought from the local Nisa to the brats in your kid’s class at nursery or school on his or her Birthday, was just very silly. It did not happen when I was a boy, say I to the Mrs, sounding more and more like a grumpy old man as every day goes by.

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38 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - mint cordial, ice cream to follow

The mint plants in the herb garden next to the new strawberry patch on badger hill have flourished and ever eager to try new ice cream recipes I set out to make mint cordial and then choc chip mint ice cream.

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38 days ago

BOMBSHELL EXPOSE: Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 9: the disgraceful failures of the FCA, not fit for purpose

So far you have met the fraudster Queen, the other South Africans on the board who are mired in this fraud and an enabler, broker Pello and its boss Andy Frangos who are also deeply implicated in  the Umuthi (UHS) bezzle and the patsy UK NED Colin Bloom - now since resigned. Then we established that nobody actually knows how many shares there are in issue. and finally we established that there is almost certainly no real business at Umuthi whatever it accounts state!  And then we exposed the red flags over auditors and the enablers at Jeffreys Henry Earlier today I turned to the resignation of Memery Crystal. Next up is the UK’s regulator and why this episode, again, shows it to be not fit for purpose. 

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38 days ago

BREAKING BOMBSHELL: Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 8: the resignation of Memery Crystal

So far you have met the fraudster Queen, the other South Africans on the board who are mired in this fraud and an enabler, broker Pello and its boss Andy Frangos who are also deeply implicated in  the Umuthi (UHS) bezzle and the patsy UK NED Colin Bloom - now since resigned. Then we established that nobody actually knows how many shares there are in issue. and finally we established that there is almost certainly no real business at Umuthi whatever it accounts state!  And then we exposed the red flags over auditors and the enablers at Jeffreys Henry. Now we turn to the resignation of lawyers Memery Crystal a firm I have thrice beaten off after it sent fascist bully boy letters threatening me on behalf of crooks like Chris Cleverly. Memery was lawyer to Umuthi. 

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38 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ITM - this is truly bonkers

In today’s bearcast I look at MyHealthchecked (MHC), Umuthi (UHS) with a warning for the FCA of what is happening tomorrow and a discussion of what it takes to be a fraud enabler and at ITM Power (ITM) and green investing.

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38 days ago

The Umuthi fraud: Letter to Financial Reporting Council – full investigation into Jeffreys Henry & Sanjay Parmar needed NOW!

Following my bombshell earlier about how Jeffreys Henry signed off accounts that PKF LittleJohn refused to put its nsme to and which were prepared by Connie Van Nieuwkerk, a lady banned from financial services after cooking two sets of PLC books, I have now written to my good friends at the accounting watchdog, the FRC.

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38 days ago

Verditek gets £315,000 of your cash to spunk in Zimbabwe – its still going to be out of cash by Christmas

We have covered the dodgy grants and loans handed out by taxpayer funded Innovate UK many times on this website. You will be delighted that it is at it again, this time handing out £315,000 to serial failures and deceivers of investors Verditek UK.  The grant is over 18 months but Verditek will be out of cash by Christmas this year but who cares? it is only taxpayer cash isn’t it?

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38 days ago

Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 7: the role of auditor Jeffreys Henry - is it a criminally negligent enabler of fraud?

So far you have met the fraudster Queen, the other South Africans on the board who are mired in this fraud and an enabler, broker Pello and its boss Andy Frangos who are also deeply implicated in  the Umuthi (UHS) bezzle and the patsy UK NED Colin Bloom - now since resigned. Then we established that nobody actually knows how many shares there are in issue. and finally we established that there is almost certainly no real business at Umuthi whatever it accounts state! Hang on what about the auditors?

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38 days ago

Central Copper Resources IPO is back and broker Brandon Hill pumps this shit with disgraceful note

Central Copper was meant to list on AIM in early August, it even issued an RNS to that effect. But the revelation of the shocking track record of tax evasion and shareholder value destruction by the same management team just two years ago at their prior car crash, HERE, put a spanner in the works.

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38 days ago

BREAKING: Ouzo on my cornflakes: Colin Bloom UK Non Exec at the Umuthi fraud resigns with immediate effect reports company to FCA & SFO

Praise be the Lord! I can reveal that, after my weekend barrage, devout Christian and Tory Party hack Colin Bloom has this morning resigned as the sole UK director of the Umuthi (UHS) fraud.  Amen. Moreover…

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38 days ago

TomWinnifrith Bearcast: when the facts change what do you do: Umuthi and MyHealthchecked

As folks close to the fraud Umuthi (UHS) start to play the man not the ball I set the record straight. I have agonised about the ethics of this as a journalist but feel I have no choice and then to MyHealthChecked (MHC) where we shareholders have to accept that facts changed today.

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38 days ago

Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 6: there is no actual business here at all

So far you have met the fraudster Queen, the other South Africans on the board who are mired in this fraud and an enabler, broker Pello and its boss Andy Frangos who are also deeply implicated in  the Umuthi (UHS) bezzle and the patsy UK NED Colin Bloom. Then we established that nobody actually knows how many shares there are in issue. Now for a real killer. Does Umuthi actually have a  business? 

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38 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - thoughts on 9/11 and the advantages of being older as greed is all around us

I start with a few reflections on that dreadful day 20 years ago. Then look at Oxford Nanopore and Central Copper and the advantages as an investor of having been around the block a few times as greed right now is all around us. Finaly a few more words on Umuthi (UHS) after today’s shocking exposes and what the FCA needs to do asap about this scandal.

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38 days ago

Footnote: Will Colin Bloom’s powerful Tory pals or the God he professes to love protect him from the Umuthi sleaze?

Thanks to a reader who points out that Colim Bloom, the patsy English NED at the fraud Umuthi (UHS), is a leading and well connected Tory as well as a devout Christian. For £3,000 a month he seems happy to remain a director afraid of no comeback. Perhaps that is because, like the fraudster Chris Cleverly who amazingly enough is linked into this story too, he is well connected to leading Tories.  Or maybe, like Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer (Praise be the Lord), he is doing God’s work?  Here is a news release from our beloved Government. Pass the sick bag.

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38 days ago

Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 5 - How many shares were in issue & follow the money

So far you have met the fraudster Queen, the other South Africans on the board who are mired in  this fraud and an enabler, broker Pello and its boss Andy Frangos who are also deeply implicated in  the Umuthi (UHS) bezzle and the patsy NED Colin Bloom. Now for a simple question? How many  shares were in issue when this company floated?

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38 days ago

Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 4 An Englishman Patsy abroad, Colin Bloom

So far you have met the fraudster Queen, the other South Africans on the board who are mired in this fraud and an enabler, broker Pello and its boss Andy Frangos who are also deeply implicated in the Umuthi (UHS) bezzle. Now to the useful idiot, the patsy Brit on the board. A man in denial….for  three grand a month, the man grinning at you below,Mr Colin Bloom. 

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38 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - More from the Umuthi fraud bombshell and the key valuable lessons (so far)

Today has been dominated by exposing the Umuthi fraud. There is a stack more to come on this over the weekend but I hope you have enjoyed it so far. I discuss another couple of aspects of this case and lessons we should alllearn. Then it is onto Audioboom (BOOM) and All Active Asset Management (AAA).

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38 days ago

Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 3 one of the implicated enablers, Pello Capital

So we have met the fraudster Queen who managed to float Umuthi Healthcare (UHS) HERE and established that board members were complicit in this criminal and fraudulent IPO HERE. But what of the folks who enabled or facilitated this fraud here in the City of London where ones word is ones bond? Before we turn to the fraud at the heart of Umuthi a brief mention is due of the advisers and we start with Pello Capital, a broker and adviser to Standard listed firms.

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38 days ago

Argo Blockchain – the bitcoin price goes up so it borrows more money, this makes no sense at all

The cash crisis at Argo Blockchain (ARB) becomes more evident by the day which is why, though this company is heavily operational and financially geared to the price of 21st century tulip bulbs, its shares have massively underperformed bitcoin during its recent sharp rally. Today’s news is that Argo has taken advantage of the bitcoin spike to borrow even more dollars.

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38 days ago

EXPLOSIVE: Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 2 the rest of the board knew

In part one of this series I established that the flotation of Umuthi Healthcare (UHS) on the Standard List which is regulated by the FCA was organized by a serial fraudster who also made out like a bandit selling shares before and after the IPO claiming they would roof it. But was she acting alone? Did the rest of the board, notably CEO Gert Viljoen and Chairman Advocate Shaun Gresse know about her past? The answer is shocking and can be found in an email from Viljoen which has found its way into my hands.

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39 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - First sweetcorn

My father brought me up to call them yellow peas but the very English Mrs says that is just a mock Irish affectation and thus I bring you the first sweetcorn from the Welsh Hovel. Grown in the bit of the former jungle designated as Joshua’s garden we will not have a big crop this year, maybe 12 ears, but it is a proof of concept and we will go for a bigger crop in 2022.

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39 days ago

Updated: MyHealthChecked – Results, Trading statement and Roadshow dates: BUY at up to 4p

Events have moved apace since this appeared.These shares are not a buy as explained HERE. MyHealthchecked (MHC)  has flagged up what we loyal shareholders can all expect to hear about over the next month or so.  First up on September 29 when we will get the interim results to June 30 and a Q3 trading update.

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40 days ago

Football and the demand for gender equality – the stats from West Ham don’t lie

Football is not a beautiful game it is a business. Those who play it well earn a shed load because there is such a huge demand to watch them kick a ball around the park and for merchandise associated with the great and good. But those who demand equal pay and airtime for the women’s game sometimes forget this.

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40 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel- apples & cinnamon mush, part of so many meals these days

The cooking apples from the tree on the lane down to the Welsh Hovel have been dropping for weeks. But now those edible apples in both the old and new orchards are also  ripening fast and thus every few days I find myself making another jar of stewed apples and cinnamon to store in the fridge.

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40 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - the cats engage in colonialism

That is to say that they are seizing control of the possessions of baby Jayarani. Today Quincey had taken her high chair as his own while Sian goes for her baby rocker as you can see below. To be fair, when Jayarani cries, Quincey is often the first to rush to her to nuzzle up to her with his mousey breath and comfort her.

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41 days ago

Emma Raducanu - the hypocrisy of Nigel Farage and the divisiveness of the left

It is like National Velvet but far better, the rank outsider coming through to win a major sporting event. Emma Radacanu seems such a pleasant young lady discussing how honoured she is to have had a message from a role model that is the Queen, after her win. Wearing that crucifix, so unfashionable in Britain today, this is a girl who has worked hard to get A’s in maths and economics A levels just a couple of months ago and who talked of celebrating with chocolate frozen yoghurt with added chocolate. So like the whole nation I wake up thinking how wonderful this British sporting heroine is. But if there is a bandwagon there is always Nigel Farage.

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42 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - no Darren these are not bloody cherries!

My colleague Darren uploaded these photos and reckons what he saw was cherries. Poltroon! Sadly my nine cherry trees are yet to yield much, I have hopes for next year. What you see is from the two crabapple trees in the new orchard I planted in early 2020 and which Joshua and I harvested last week.

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42 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - lavender ice cream

I was up at 5 AM working on another series of articles busting the Umuthi fraud and as a distraction I made some damson gin and also used 300 heads that Joshua and I picked yesterday and brewed up another 1.5 litres of lavender cordial which now sits in the fridge. It is great in prosecco or in water for Joshua and it is what i used to make lavender ice cream.

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42 days ago

PCF the accounting black hole gets worse – a reminder of what the guilty man does now!

Oh dear, oh dear. Shares in PCF Group (PCF) which have been “temporarily” suspended since an accounting black hole emerged on 19 May look like they are going to be “temporarily” suspended a  good bit longer. The AIM dog had said that the black hole in the September 30 2020 P&L was going to be less than £750,000. But today…

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42 days ago

MAJOR SHOCKING EXPOSE: Umuthi Healthcare Solutions- The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 1 The Fraud Queen

After sending a prospectus for FCA approval again and again since 2017,  Umuthi Healthcare Solutions (UHS) finally got approval on the 24th attempt and on 4th March this year, its shares joined the Standard List. Six days after listing, its auditors quit, joining two legal advisory firms who had already resigned in the previous 12 months. The shares were suspended and then trading restored on 25th May. They were again suspended on 10th June and look set to never come back as this is the most scandalous of frauds as I shall explain with a series of shocking exposes over the next 48 hours.

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43 days ago

EXPOSED: Chris Cleverly – the serial fraudster trying to buy West Ham

It has been widely reported that lawyer Chris Cleverly is the key London player in PAI, the company that wishes to buy West Ham and that Cleverly, cousin of Tory high flier James, is colourful. As a diehard hammer I put this article outside paywalls so that supporters of the club, the Ferdinand Brothers who back PAI and the current owners are fully aware that Chris Cleverly is more than colourful, he is a serial fraudster and habitual liar. Everything he touches may see him prosper but everyone else gets screwed. I have exposed his frauds over many years, seen off his intimidation of me as an investigative journalist and ensured that his company was booted off London’s AIM Market.

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43 days ago

What would Maggie have made of Boris and today’s Tories?

There is an opinion poll out today showing Labour leading the Tories whose support is collapsing. Why vote Labour Light when you can vote for the real thing? Or if you are a Thatcherite, as I am, how can you bring yourself to vote for a Tory party that would disgust and repel every bone in the body of the blessed Margaret. The Tory party of the serial liar Boris is corrupt with party donors paying for his home furnishings and picking up soft sinecures and lucrative PPE contracts but, as bad, it has abandoned so much of what Thatcher believed in, including basic common sense. My day job is exposing fraud. How can I vote for such obvious frauds? The article below first appeared in my free weekly Tomograph newsletter which you can sign up to receive HERE.

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43 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I do not think camp Optibiotix realises how unloved it has become

I start with the Chris Cleverly West Ham round-up and what says about our attitude to white collar crime in the UK. What it says disgusts me. I move onto Optibiotix (OPTI). i am still a bull but i explian to the company why it is so unloved. Then finally to Cineworld (CINE) a slam dunk short at 63p. This could be a penny stock after an inevitable debt for equity swap but, taking a 30 year view, I would not buy even then.

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43 days ago

Cineworld – the debt markets are telling you that the bears will be happy and the shares will be toast

I still cannot see the case for owning shares in a cinema chain, any cinema chain but Cineworld (CINE) has its own additional problems and the debt markets are telling you that thy are going to come home to roost very soon.

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43 days ago

Good news travels fast bad news is delayed – its Salt Lake Potash again

Shares in Salt lake Potash (SO4) have been suspended on the ASX since 27 July although on AIM they have traded since 29 July allowing anyone with half a brain cell to get out. The cause of that suspension was an admission of technical issues which meant a delay in production which, in turn, meant that without new funding Salt Lake would crash land in tits up alley by Christmas. As the meeting with the Fat Lady draws ever closer we have news today. Or rather lack of news on that financing.

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43 days ago

Cenkos: Optibiotix at 55p is worth 178.75p

Cenkos is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) so it is biased. I own a truck load of shares in Optibiotix so I am biased. But this 34 page note is detailed and may give you pause for thought. Steve O’Hara is doing an online presentation and Q&A tonight. I am not attending as I am washing my hair. Brokers notes and investor love-ins are all very well what I want to see now are material revenues and profits. And, while notes and presentations may tickle the share price, a material re-rate can only come from those sales and profits being delivered. I still believe that it will happen but I understand that others are bored of waiting. The full note is below.

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44 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 3 excuses for me

I make three excuses for a short bearcast all of them equally valid and then serve up a normal length bearcast after all covering ennui and self delusion setting inat Chill Brands (CHLL), my ancient memories of Anglesey Mining (AYM) and why you should not believe a word that it says and the most excellent expose by Peter Brailey of Powerhouse Energy (PHE) which we published today.

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44 days ago

Video: the illusion of money

Matthew Scott is self publishing a children’s book to explain the concept of money. The book is called “The Illusion of Money” but it should instead be called the “Illusion of Currency”. And it should also be read by central bankers and politicians. Scott argues that eventually, faith is lost in every currency and its value disappears. 

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44 days ago

Chill Brands the killer questions it will not answer

There are certain questions that the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) will not answer because were it to do so truthfully it would expose just how badly its business is failing. With a three months to September trading update due within a couple of weeks I have written to the company with those questions

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44 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: IQE proves the genius of Tom Winnifrith & why Malcolm and thirsty Paul were so wrong

I start with an explanation of why I feel old and of the noises you may hear from the Welsh Hovel as I record. Then I look in detail at IQE (IQE) plus I comment on Verditek (VDTK) and Bidstack (BIDS) and when each will next run out of cash, at MyHealthChecked (MHC) which will not and finally at the disgrace that is Parsley Box (MEAL) at lessons folks should, but will not, learn and at why the shares will still crash even from here, having almost halved since the March 31 IPO.

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44 days ago

Orcadian Energy at 32p worth 115p

Since WH Ireland listed this company on AIM a month or so ago it is biased. And since I own a few shares and the CEO Steve Brown is a good chap from God’s chosen lands of Ulster, I too am biased. But if you want to read the note and WH Ireland’s logic it is below.

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44 days ago

Andy Morrison of Spinnaker Opportunities – pass the diversity sick bag please

I commented a few weeks ago on Spinnaker Opportunities (SPAQ) explaining exactly why it was !an over-priced nest of vipers”.  But as of yesterday it claimed to have showed that it was committed to “good corporate governance and to our diversity of thinking.” Andy Morrison you do not half talk bollocks.

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44 days ago

Chill Brands, the missing annual report and the two AGMs now needed

After the farce of the diabolical and unaudited annual results for the year to March 31 issued at 6.25 PM on August 31 attention now turns to the annual report and AGM of the Chill Brands (CHLL) fraud. Today the company is posted its required 21 day notice that the AGM will be held at 4PM London time in the US on 30 September. All well and good, but…

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44 days ago

Parsley Box interims – the taste of IPO vomit

After the July lack of profits warning, you might have thought that interims today from Parsley Box (MEAL) could not make things any worse. You would be wrong. Anyone buying into the IPO on March 31 when the company raised £5 million and existing shareholders dumped £12 million of shares, would look at the unfolding horror and feel physically sick. This is what happens in bull markets, shit floats, smart folks cash out and fund managers show they are as dumb as anyone else and buy into it all, albeit with other folks’ cash.

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44 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a forensic investigation into the Marechale spoof and Weardale Lithium

I start by looking at a new normal and justifying a £50 million valuation. Then there is a look at the most almighty spoof from Marechale Capital (MAC) run by upper class twit Marke Warde-Norbury. How on earth did Nomad Cairn Financial sign off on this bollocks announcement regarding Weardale Lithium? Thirty seconds at Companies house shows what a farce this all is as I explain in full detail.

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44 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel – harvesting and ripening the Squash

We have already enjoyed a good few meals of Autumn Squash here at the Welsh Hovel but the plants have a large yield this year and so I have now taken off all of those squashes that had ripened through to orange to try and store them. A few yellower squashes I have left on the plant and we should eat them in the coming weeks.

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44 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel – a picture to warm Olaf’s heart

It is hoped that daughter Olaf, currently spending a term at the Sorbonne in Paris, will honour us with a visit at Christmas and, as you might have gathered, she is a thirsty young lady. As such, I have today been adding to the plum and damson vodka, gently becoming even more fruit flavoured on the larder shelf.

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45 days ago

The folly of the Tory zero carbon plans laid bare as the UK is forced back to coal - we're going to screw the oiks!

One of the many aspects of the regime of Carrie Antoinette and her poltroon of a husband Boris, that so many of us who are natural conservatives find so hard to stomach are their crazed green policies which will cripple our economy and hurt the poorest hardest. The folly of the regime of Princess Nut Nuts was laid bare again this week as one of the UK’s last remaining coal power plants had to be fired up on Monday morning, as low winds meant the National Grid needed an additional source of energy. This time next year this will not be possible.

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45 days ago

LinkedIn thinks this job is perfect for me, what do you think?

Now and again LinkedIn sends me adverts for jobs which it thinks I am well suited to apply for. Invariably I’d rather eat my own toes than apply and it is fair to say that the employer would, almost certainly, eat its own corporate toes than hire me. However today’s offering is special. I cannot ever think of a greater mismatch. What do you think?


 

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46 days ago

PowerHouse Energy confirms press speculation or just its own release?

Powerhouse Energy (PHE) today issued a release to clarify media speculation about a possible tie up with Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) and Linde. Really. Maybe that was prompted by HUI issuing its own release yesterday HERE. So much for everybody playing by LSE listing rules.

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46 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - harvesting the onions and garlic, part one

So far I have done the easy bit, the hard yards come in about ten days time. But this is a big harvest. For cultural reasons – the Mrs being of Indian descent – we use quite a bit of garlic and onion in the cooking here and if I have got this right we will not be heading to the shops for supplies all winter.

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46 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Probing Lucian, as he prepares to do porridge, on the big five UK shorts - what triggers the end game?

Yesterday I was reviewing Lucian’s big 5 small cap shorts with the great bear over breakfast. Breakfast BTW was porridge with home made stewed apples (from the Welsh Hovel) in cinnamon. In the podcast I discuss last night’s culinary fare but then probe Lucian on what he sees as critical mid and end points for each of his 5 UK small cap big shorts: Tern (TERN), Versarien (VRS), Chill Brands (CHLL), [email protected] Capital (SYME) and Eurasia Mining (EUA)

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46 days ago

NFT joins Dispersion in the crackers world of Blimp – this is even more so dotcom, let’s party like it’s 1999

NFT Investments (NFT) is like Dispersion Holdings (DEFI) an investment company listed on the Aquis lobster pot. The chancers who own most of the shares thanks to pre IPO funding at a huge discount to the IPO are the same crew led by Mike Edwards and Jonathan Bixby.  Scumbag broker Novum raised most of the cash, £11.2 million for Dispersion and £35 million for NFT. And the connections do  not end there.

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46 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Preparing the fatted pig for Lucian Miers

This is my shortest bearcast ever. Having picked Lucian’s brains I promise you two tomorrow

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46 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Shocked by a dossier on a Standard Listed fraud the FCA knew about and allowed you to buy shares in

This podcast is in two parts. I start with a few words on Malcolm’s piece of earlier on Creightons (CRL) and paying a high or low PE. Then I have been passed a dossier and had a conference call about a company the FCA has allowed you to buy shares in even though it was told that the individual behind it was on Police bail for a massive fraud and had a history of fraud and guess what, this company is also a top to bottom fraud. I am gobsmacked by it all but especially by this latest Standard List failing by the FCA which is just not fit for purpose.

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46 days ago

Video: Bullion will be Impossible to Find in a Crisis

Bullion dealer James Anderson looks at gold demand since 2020 and argues that interest in metals is steadily increasing. In the years to come, he predicts that this interest will continue as uncertainty in the markets grows: The structure of the financial system today is vastly different than in the past. Now there are layers of obscurity hiding the unstable system. Eventually, these problems will be too big to hide.

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46 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Workmen quitting on me, this is part of that inflationary storm

Either quitting or not turning up or quoting daft prices or saying they can’t do anything till whenever. It is all part of the inflationary storm and I discuss that. Then daft broker and paid for research notes. Should regulators act? I think it is pointless. I look back to 2010 and 2001 and other notes, it is all just a sign of the times.

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46 days ago

Letter to FCA – suspicious trades in Chill Brands

I flagged this up in bearcast yesterday, the case of the two large trades in the fraud that is Chill Brands (CHLL), both sells, going through late on Friday of last week. I have written to the FCA urging it to investigate.

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46 days ago

Argo Blockchain – isn’t this a bit odd?

I have already explained why I would not be short of Argo Blockchain (ARB) despite its failure to address Boatman, crazy valuation and other issues. But today’s update on trading in August gives me another reason not to be long.

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46 days ago

Breaking: Eight Capital Partners and more [email protected] Capital related smoke & mirrors

This really is Alice in Wonderland stuff. Sitting on the big mushroom is Dominic White, the ex-chairman of the [email protected] Capital (SYME) fraud but also boss of Aquis listed Eight Capital Partners (ECP) whose last stated net assets were just £40,000. Now Supply promoter Zak Mir hands over the hookah to the dormouse. Please try to keep up.

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46 days ago

Video: Gold Stocks Are Only Industry Beating Inflation Today

Investor Michael Gentile has a simple message about the only way to cope with inevitable inflation coming down the track towards us and fast.

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46 days ago

The Tory tax hike they promised they would not make – another bribe and another betrayal of a generation

In their 2019 manifesto, the Tories said they would not hike Income Tax or National Insurance. Today we learn that an NI hike of 1-1.25% is planned to help shorten NHS waiting lists and to pay for care for the elderly. So the Tories lied. But it is worse than that. What is proposed is manifestly unjust, it is the transfer of wealth from those without to those with it.

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46 days ago

Expose: the company ramping Eurasia shares which can't even file its own accounts so why believe its analysis of other company's accounts?

The FCA needs urgently to take a look at the paid for research market. It seems anybody can enter and then can charge a fat fee for publishing whatever ramptastic shite they like. On Tuesday I cited the utter fiction produced by Proactive Investors on the [email protected] Capital (SYME) fraud. Today I bring you one reason Eurasia Mining (EUA) shares roofed it yesterday, a report from ACF Equity Research, a company that cant publish its own accounts so why on earth should it be able to analyse those of anyone else?

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46 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lucian Miers' big 4 UK small cap shorts

On each of the four there is borrow and Lucian is short. There is a 5th where he has a small short but borrow is hard to obtain. I go through all five and explain why they will all see a share price collapse if not a total wipeout.

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46 days ago

[email protected] Capital swaps one death spiral for another and lies about it

[email protected] Capital (SYME) may have a couple of new directors but that appears to have changed now! It still appears to take a delight in deceiving the morons who own its stock. Today it says that it has closed its death spiral facility with Negma and replaced it with a loan except that it is not a loan but another death spiral! And it gets worse.

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46 days ago

GB News host Nana Akua - I want folks too poor to own a house to pay more tax so I can keep all of mine & get free care in old age

That is not what she actually said that thaat is exactly what Nana meant as she opined on the Government’s plans to hike National Insurance payments to pay for more care for old folks.  As I outlined HERE this is nonsense, it is robbing from the poor and young to subsidise older flks who have benefitted from years of house price inflation which keeps young folks and the poor ever further from owning even a tiny flat. 

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46 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - Lavender cordial (home made)

The one hundred lavender bushes that line the approach to the Welsh Hovel are largely decorative. Next year they should be almost three foot tall and I hope even bushier than this year making a real “wall” of colour and smell.  But already the smell as you wander past them on the way up to the rhubarb at the top of the garden is strong and wonderful. But the plants have uses too.

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47 days ago

The vile standards of the liberal left on abortion: New Zealand vs Texas

New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern is a woman who, in the eyes of the liberal left who dominate the media and political classes, can do wrong. God fearing Texas Republicans are in the eyes of the same people an abomination who, in recent weeks have been branded and compared, unfavourably, with both the Nazis and the Taliban. Check twitter, yes #TexasTaliban really has been trending for well over a week. The issue driving this is abortion.

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47 days ago

Bidstack Interims – the true horror emerges (the broker lied)

Back in April and May of this year, I suggested that serial dog Bidstack (BIDS) was running on vapours. One investor I know put this to the company’s broker who assured him that the company did not need to raise for many, many months and that I was talking shite. Today Bidstack has published its results for the six months to June 30 and guess what?

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47 days ago

The sleazy ex Tory MP Tim Yeo lying under oath TMO Renewables judgement in full

Just in case you were in any doubt as to what a dishonest and untruthful piece of shit former Tory MP Tim Yeo of sleaze infamy is and always has been, here is the judgement in full. To spare you reading the whole thing, I offer you a few gems on what the judge says about Yeo as a witness:

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47 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Should Lucian Miers and I buy shares in Versarien or go to Zagreb?

I start with what should have been Joshua’s first day at school but for the utterly inexcusable laziness of the teachers. Then I mention Versarien (VRS) before moving onto the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL), a bt of CV analysis at Nanosynth (NNN) and a discussion of the latest nonsense from Eurasia Mining (EUA) where again I compare it with Jubilee Metals (JLP).

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47 days ago

Is Carolyn McCall fit to lead ITV after Piers Morgan vindication on ghastly Meghan outburst?

This morning, OFCOM has ruled that the remarks made by Piers Morgan on GMB about the ghastly Princess Meghan were all perfectly fair. I should say so. What he said is what most of us felt about this narcissistic fantasist and her dope of a husband. OFCOM says Morgan is entitled to an opinion and that the programme showed full balance. On all the complaints made against him by some 57,000 souls, including Meghan herself, he was cleared. So where does this leave Carolyn McColl, ITV’s CEO?

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47 days ago

Andrew Monk’s VSA Resources to list on Aquis – why will it be different this time Monkey?

Fresh from its less than flattering role in the Tim Yeo/TMO Renewables trial, Andrew Monk’s VSA Resources has today announced its intention to float on the Aquis lobster pot which Monkey laughably predicts will be Europe’s Nasdaq. You may be tempted because the last accounts show that VSA had a cracking year to March 31 2021. But hang on? Wasn’t VSA once on AIM?

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47 days ago

Letter to FCA – Please explain your failure to act on specific information on fraud

I have, this morning, written to the FCA asking it to explain its failure to act on specific information provided to it on January 29 2021 about fraudulent accounting at [email protected] Capital (SYME). Its failure to act meant that investors were deceived. This failure is one of so many and demonstrates just how useless the FCA has become. It went to the same folks in Market Integrity, including boss Mark Steward, who received the January 29 missive and acknowledged its receipt. It reads:

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47 days ago

Another reason to bang pots and pans and clap for the envy of the fecking world, the bloody NHS

As if inflation busting pay rises for GP’s on £100,000 a year, half of whom are now WFH and seeing patients only by zoom, or the diversity officers on £75,000 a year was not enough to get you banging pots and pans to show how much you love the NHS, how about this?

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48 days ago

Chill Brands – the horror at 6.25PM on the last day of the month

Perhaps the incredibly dim, journalist-smearing, PR man Henry Harrison Topham advised his clients that sneaking out one of the worst results statements I have ever seen at 6.25 PM on the last day of the month on which it was promised would mean that nobody noticed.  There is a reason why, despite all those expensive Harrow fees, Henry only managed to gain acceptance at Northumbria University when it was still Newcastle Polytechnic. For the sneaking out of what is an abomination only attracts attention to how bad this all is for Chill Brands (CHLL), the fraud formerly known as Zoetic (ZOE).

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48 days ago

The FRAUD [email protected] Capital trading statement – Part 1, how it hoodwinked the FCA and investors with bogus revenue

There is so much in today’s absolutely appalling trading statement from the fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME), that I need to cover it in three parts. I kick off with how the FCA ignored evidence from me and allowed Supply to get away with publishing bogus revenues, something it has today finally fessed up to.

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49 days ago

Let’s create an LGBT safe zone in Afghanistan – the political classes you pay for posture pointlessly

It is a lofty ambition but just how much leverage does the British Government have with the new regime which regards homosexuality as a sin punishable by death? Indeed, none at all. You know that, I know that and the chances of that changing are zero.

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49 days ago

So Boris you idiot – what happened to follow the science? Meanwhile Sweden vs Israel, God vs Man?

For what seems like an eternity, ever more restrictive and ludicrous rules have been imposed on us in an attempt to tackle a plague with a 99.97% survival rate on the basis that we must “follow the science.” Of course that was tommyrot.

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49 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An apology to Mr Alan Green

In today’s bearcast I look at Salt Lake Potash (SO4), MyHealthChecked (MHC), [email protected] Capital (SYME), Chill Brands (CHLL) and Union Jack Oil (UJO) as well as at internet trolls who want me dead.

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49 days ago

The FRAUD [email protected] Capital trading statement – Part 3 – the Godawful Numbers & joke valuation: target price 0p

There is so much in today’s absolutely appalling trading statement from the fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME) that I need to cover it in three parts. I kicked off with how Supply deceived the woke dullards at the FCA and investors with bogus revenues. Then there was the shocking misleading Proactive report now exposed as pure fiction. Now we turn to the actual trading…

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49 days ago

How someone trolls Tom Winnifrith on twitter - this moron owns Eurasia Mining

The tweet below comes from a chap who joined twitter in May 2021 and has one follower and who is following one person. He calls me Squire which is a funny way of addressing me and suggests that he is a bit of an oik.  His tweet is defamatory.

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49 days ago

The FRAUD [email protected] Capital trading statement – Part 2 , That utterly misleading Proactive report and the Negma Death Spiral

There is so much in today’s absolutely appalling trading statement from the fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME) that I need to cover it in three parts. I kicked off with how Supply deceived the woke dullards at the FCA and investors by reporting bogus revenues. Now I move on to how it has helped generate liquidity for death spiral provider Negma with paid for research which is pure fiction.

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49 days ago

Updated: Chill Brands – the mystery of the dog that barked in the night: where are the results? Suspension looms? Not Yet

In May of this year, the fraud that is Chill Brands (CHLL) announced that its piss poor results for the year to March 31 2021 would be out in July. July saw two utterly dreadful trading statements but no results and on August 4 the fraudsters said that, due to covid (natch), results would be in August. That was bollocks.

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49 days ago

A trans woman in LA explains why tighter abortion rules in Texas hit her

Of course they don’t. Madeline can’t have babies and lives 1500 miles from Texas. So she is affected in the same way that, living in Wales, I am hit by changes in the school hours in Latvia. That is to say not at all. But when you are a professional victim, near the top of the pyramid of victimhood, in 2021 who cares?

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50 days ago

Absolutely Loving Hating Peter Tatchell

I challenge even those who dislike Peter Tatchell, who loathe his methods or who just don’t like homosexuals, to watch this film and not come away from it both liking and admiring the man. Those of us who think that that day, just over 50 years ago, when Peter arrived in Britain to escape being drafted by Australia to fight in Vietnam, was a very fortuitous day, for it has given us a true national treasure, start in a different place. Wherever you start, I suggest you go to Netflix as I did yesterday for a most riveting film.

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50 days ago

Photo Article: the whole family joins Joshua at the school gate at 8.45 AM

There were not quite tears in my eyes or those of the Mrs as we sent Joshua into school for the first time today. But almost. Anyhow, he bravely trouped in holding the hand of a teacher who I was delighted to see was not wearing a face nappy. And by the end of the day, he was in great form, playing some odd playground game with R, his only pal from his nursery to go to Primary here in Wales and not over the river among the English infidels. So far he seems to like school but tomorrow he will be given his first homework, let’s see how he likes that.

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51 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - this should have been Joshua's first day at school

After finishing their six-week summer break, part of the 14 weeks they get to enjoy a lie in each year, you might have thought that the day after a bank holiday, Tuesday August 31, could have been used by the lazy teachers as one of their five INSET days. But no. So instead my son’s first day at school is delayed by yet another day as his teachers, in this 98% white part of Wales, discuss how they will implement new Welsh Government directives on teaching white privilege, that is explaining to my son why all the other kids in his class possess an innate privilege and he is a victim.

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52 days ago

The Price of the Corrupt Teachers and A Level Grade Inflation – now universities have to pay students to stay away

The folly of the industrial-scale corruption of so many teachers is revealed today with more taxpayers’ cash being pissed away as universities are forced to bribe students to stay away.

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53 days ago

So I asked ADVFN's boss if his company enjoyed giving a platform discussing the death of a journalist, that is to say me: Tom Winnifrith

It has just been brought to my attention that ADVFN has been hosting a (brief) thread dedicated to discussing my demise. It has been live since February 17 as you can see below. It’s only point is discussing my demise something spurred on by my exposes of and obtaining the suspension of, the fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME). Does ADVFN really think that offering a platform to discuss such a matter is appropriate. Will it take firm action and not only can the thread but ban the sick mind who created it? I have asked the question of ADVFN Boss Mike Hodges this morning?

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53 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: maybe I am just a dinosaur but I just cannot see why it will be different this time

Greatly taken by the Killer Frogs article from earlier, I contemplate whether I really am a sad old dinosaur but conclude that I am not and that it will not, whatever young folks believe, be different this time.

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53 days ago

Video: Bullish Signals All-Around in the Mining Stocks

Analyst John Feneck of Feneck Consulting, argues that FOMC Chair Powell is a former attorney and isn’t an economist. So, it’s important to listen to what the Fed chair is saying and avoid noise from others, even those at the Fed. John explains the importance of non-farm payrolls metrics but one should also watch the CPI and home prices. He cautions that a single metric should not affect the gold sector that much.

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53 days ago

Essentra – a Recovery buy

A half-year results announcement last month from Essentra plc (ESNT) included “we are now trading ahead of 2019 levels with Q2 revenue up by 2.5% LFL. The market cap at the end of 2019 was £1.13 billion. At a current 287.5p offer price, it is £870 million. It may not be the most exciting company on Earth but that is usually not a bad thing. We regard it as a recovery buy.

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53 days ago

This is soft porn, this is gambling and this is pointless - this is NOT capitalism

Following on from the offering from Killer Frogs earlier on the 12 year old NFT Tycoon, I bring you a tweet from PR genus Steffi promoting a product which will, I am sure, make a few folks a lot of money along the way. But what is it? Soft porn, meets gambling meets pointless speculation? How does this create real jobs or objects of beauty or purpose to advance humankind? I am at a loss but surely this is not capitalism. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

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53 days ago

The 12-year-old NFT whizz - this cannot be real economics

My old friend “Killer Frogs” aka veteran journalist, City boy and PR man Peter Krijgsman, posted this piece on LinkedIn the other day and I share his views. Surely the world has gone mad? Over to Killer Frogs.

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53 days ago

What if Matt Hancock was gay and Phillip Schofield was straight?

I ask this in a hypothetical sense as Hancock is clearly straight while Schofield is finally being honest about being gay. And I think I know the answer to my question but what do you think?

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53 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Making marrow jam

So what to do with the other half of the smaller of the two ginormous marrows from Joshua’s garden? My mother-in-law thinks I am joking but the answer is marrow and ginger jam.

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54 days ago

The Reading Festival Covid superspreader – here is how the “testing” regime “works.” Or rather does not work

I spoke, this morning, to a 16-year-old just back from Reading Festival, feeling awful and who has just failed a covid test. She was one of 100,000 attending what was meant to be a safe event because everyone there had tested negative. But of course they had not.

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54 days ago

Another chart the mask fanatics & cultists cannot explain

A couple of weeks ago, I showed data from three US states which demonstrated very clearly that wearing a face nappy makes sod all difference to covid spread. Now here is data from closer to home which makes the same point. Can the mask cultists explain this? Of course not so they will insist that I am not a doctor so not allowed to opine. Of course my job does focus on looking at numbers and explaining them but Harold Shipman is more qualified to interpret data than I am. Whatever..

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54 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a morality tale for our times - the HeadSpin fraud

In today’s podcast I offer a few more words on the AIM Rule breakers at MyHealthChecked (MHC) where I am still a loyal shareholder. Then a look at a $1 billion fraud called HeadSpin and why it is a morality tale for our times but a warning of much worse still to come. 

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54 days ago

Photo Article: Currys and the LGBTQ Pride virtue signal colonising poor Wales

Having suffered the shocking customer experience of Curry’s yesterday, including an attempt to sting me for £45 with a false claim, I enquired of the press office at Dixons Carphone the owner, as to why its store was celebrating a Pride weekend? Much to my surprise Chloe, from the press office answered my email this morning stating:

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54 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Enjoying a bonus Pride weekend at Currys

As a result of my cat I spent the morning at Currys feeling ever poorer as it celebrated a bonus “Pride” weekend. I ponder why? Then I ponder the Begbies boss breaking share dealing disclosure rules and what it means about that company and the state of the market generally. 

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54 days ago

Who cares about the rules any more: Mark Fry at Begbies Traynor clearly doesn’t and why should he?

After the MyHealthChecked (MHC) debacle of last week I really do sit here wondering if anybody involved in London’s financial markets cares about the rules anymore. It is not as if anything ever happens to those who break them so why bother playing by them. Meet Mark Fry.

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54 days ago

Times when it is best to retire to the pavilion

I have been a critic of Argo Blockchain (ARB) for an awfully long time. It is run by sharp promoters and backed by some nasty spivs. And it seems to me that it has failed woefully to address the issues flagged up a few weeks ago in the recent Boatman bear dossier HERE.

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54 days ago

Versarien: Rewarding failure - snouts in the trough exposed

The annual report for worthless cash guzzling promote Versarien (VRS) came out on Friday. Hmmm just before a bank holiday weekend, a good day to bury bad news or in this case snouts in the trough and rewards for failure.

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54 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Apparently I am just a pest and my "crime" is doing my job

I start discussing Laura Ingalls Wilder and why I read her books to Joshua and as an aside have an amusing – one has to laugh – tale from Sweden. Elsewhere I look at MyHealthChecked (MHC), Nanosynth (NNN), Amigo (AMGO), Chill Brands (CHLL) and Dev Clever (DEV). Enjoy the bank holiday weekend. I shall as my mother-in-law is coming to stay. You see, irony is not dead.

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54 days ago

Amigo is telling shareholders it may go bust but mug punters bid the shares higher anyway... whatever

Normally companies will do anything they can to stop auditors or anyone else saying that there is any uncertainty at all as to its ability to continue as a going concern, that is to say not to go bust causing investors to lose all their money. But today loan shark Amigo (AMGO) stresses most clearly that there is a material uncertainty and still its shares are bid higher. Crazy stuff.

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54 days ago

Video - gold is going up but bitcoin will see $20,000

Okay, the call is from a chartist so you may wish to ignore it but since it will annoy some folks here goes anyway.

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54 days ago

Verditek Interims – Timber! Ponzi Bond at risk

It is only two weeks since Crowd For Angels, the world’s worst crowdfunding firm, closed its failed attempt to raise £500,000 for the serial liars at Verditek (VDTK) and now we get interims which tell you that, by Christmas, those fools lured by Richard “Gollum” Gill’s grotesquely misleading financial promotions into backing the bond will be at risk. These numbers are a disaster for the company led by Tory toff Lord Willetts. Insolvency beckons.

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54 days ago

The wretched Tory MP for Wrexham, Sarah Atherton, plunges to a new low on Afghanistan

I have already apologised to the people of Wrexham for being one of those voting in Tory Sarah Atherton as our MP, in a seat Labour had held since 1935. If I could cast my ballot again, I would. To make amends, as Ms. Atherton serves up ever more reasons why she is unfit to be the town dog catcher let alone our MP, I shall chronicle her idiocy and sheer wretchnedness here. To make this manageable, I shall write up only her most horrific announcements. Today’s tweet on Afghanistan passes the test. Gosh she is despicable.

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54 days ago

Rejoice: the cash-strapped envy of the world, that is the NHS, is hiring again!

The NHS may face record waiting lists, deaths from cancers and other ailments are soaring thanks to all those missed tests, during the scamdemic plague with a 99.97% survival rate, but there is good news. After giving GPs, average salary £100,700, and other NHS staff an inflation busting 3% pay rise, those running the envy of the world had claimed that there was a £600 million funding gap this winter. But as you can see below, vital jobs at the coalface are still being filled.

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54 days ago

Eurasia Mining – surely time for a sale update as shares continue to slide

After the longest formal sales process in UK stockmarket history (315 days) Eurasia Mining (EUA) announced on May 14 that it had received no actual bid. But at least the hope of one had allowed it to get a bailout placing away at 22p, notwithstanding pledges months previously that it would be paying dividends.  Then what happened?

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54 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – MyHealthChecked Breach of Rules 10 & 11, request for formal censure & clarifying RNS asap

Earlier today I broke the news that MyHealthChecked (MHC) where I am, of course, a loyal shareholder is now selling its covid tests via Lloyds Pharmacies. We do not know if it is just online or in any or all of the company’s 1400 stores but this is clearly material. MyHealthchecked has announced nothing. At one point earlier the shares were up 38%.

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54 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I am going to report MyHealthChecked to AIM Regulation

Today’s scoop on MyHealthChecked (MHC) has moved the shares and looks like great news. But it might not be. What I have engaged in is not as one moron on ADVFN suggests “willy waving” or “ramping” but good journalism, that is to say breaking news someone does not want published.  MyHealthChecked has broken AIM Rules and so created a disorderly market and though I own shed loads of shares I must be consistent and report the company. AIM Regulation should be slapping someone’s wrists. I also comment on Helium One (HE1) and Verditek (VDTK)

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54 days ago

BREAKING: Iconic Labs will it survive as toxic Dave Sefton looks to have pulled off a £1m heist?

Has toxic David Sefton pulled off a £1 million heist at Iconic (ICON) which will see investors utterly screwed. After an RNS yesterday, I fear the worst.

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54 days ago

BREAKING: MyHealthChecked Covid tests now on sale with Lloyds Pharmacy which has 1400 stores why no RNS?

This is massive. Lloyds has 1400 stores across the UK. And as you can sde HERE it is now selling the MyHealthChecked (MHC) covid test. Boots is selling the test from more than 500 stores and that deal plus sales from MyHealthChecked’s own portal managed to drive sales of c£3 million in May and June alone. So gaining this additional distribution (plus that from partnering with EasyJet) is surely highly material. Why no RNS

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55 days ago

About all those offering Afghan migrants a home – a tale from my wife’s church

As always when there is a migrant crisis, loads of folk virtue signal and offer to take one in. Folks like Britain’s richest crisp salesman Gary Lineker, Yvette Cooper MP and Lilly Allen never actually quite got around to taking in a Syrian but the important thing is that we all know that they wanted to because they said so on twitter so many times. So they are all wonderful tolerant folk while anyone not offering to take in a refugee is a knuckle dragging alt-right racist. I get it. I understand the rules here in Airstrip One in 2021. No doubt Gary, Yvette and Lilly will very soon all be offering an Afghan a home too but then not actually getting round to it.

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55 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel: Cat in disgrace relaxes after another "episode"

I cannot think what possessed a couple of swallows to nest under the eves of the porch. Both cats lie in wait and just now and again as one of the parents or, now flying offspring, swoop in to land, a feline leaps and takes one down. The porch is next to the kitchen where I am typing and have just heard and witnessed another kill for Quincey, the larger male cat. The noise of death and dying was not pleasant.

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56 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - stuffed marrow

Half of the smaller of the two ginormous marrows from the garden now sits in the fridge. I hope to make marrow and ginger jam later which should be ready to eat in late November either with bread and butter in the morning or with cheese or to use as a glaze on pork. The other half we ate last night as you can see below.

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57 days ago

The Sound of White Hands Clapping - classic Mark Steyn

https://www.steynonline.com/11642/the-sound-of-white-hands-clapping

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57 days ago

#IstandwithBiden – like hell I do but twitter does. It does not speak for America

Let me be clear. I did not stand with the creepy old guy back last November. I think the election was stolen and demonstrated why it was HERE. And after the most almighty clusterfuck for which Biden is clearly to blame in Afghanistan I certainly do not stand with him now. Now that impeachment has been utterly debased by the attempts on both Clinton and Trump, creepy Joe Biden should certainly face it as I explained HERE. But I am not twitter.

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57 days ago

The SNP's ludicrous White Privilege tests for Scotland - Effie Deans

https://www.effiedeans.com/2021/08/the-snps-white-privilege-test.html

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57 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Three failures by the FCA that will come to haunt the useless tossers

In today’s bearcast I look at those failures in detail: Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Tirupati (TGR) where you might brace yourself for some language some may deem sexist and not very 2021, and [email protected] Capital (SYME) where today’s extraordinary news really should alarm any holder. I also revisit Argo Blockchain (ARB) which has published its US listing prospectus HERE which I comment on. En passant, I look at share trading patterns in  Versarien (VRS) and Chill Brands (CHLL) and what they tell us about sentiment in what were last year’s Bulletin Board darlings. They are just so 2020 afren’t they?

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57 days ago

Another pointless slap on the wrists & trivial fine from the FRC: Ernst & Young, Mark Harvey & Stagecoach

Ernst & Young screwed up when auditing the accounts for the year to April 29 2017 for Stagecoach (SGC). Nobody denies it and more than four years later the Financial Reporting Council has finally got around to a bit of gentle wrist slapping for those responsible.

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57 days ago

Video: Market Optimism Should Signal Caution in Equities

Writer Jonathan Baird says that the biggest takeaway in markets today is the importance of macro factors. Some things that appear to come out of left field like the pandemic were foreseeable. It’s important to not focus too closely on your investments but also be aware of what is going on in the larger sense.

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57 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems: new name (Nanosynth) same bullshit & failure

Do you remember all they hype last November about how a magical machine from Spain was on its way to Nottingham to make face nappies for Remote Monitored Systems (RMS). They hype that saw spiv Trevor Brown dump all the shares he controlled at up to 5p, the hype that got a bailout placing a way at 1.25p? Well it turns out that this was a “Tunes” machine: for it is now completing a “second class return to Nottingham.” Readers under 45 will have to check out the video below to understand the reference.

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57 days ago

Shock poll result – readers back Tom Winnifrith’s chances with Cheryl Cole – Chill Brands Results date Poll

I know that some of you are sceptical about my chances of getting lucky with Britain’s leading chanteuse but it seems that many of you think that my chances are improving. I refer you to the poll I ran last night on when Chill Brands (CHLL), formerly the fraud known as Zoetic (ZOE) would finally publish its results. The top answer…

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57 days ago

Walbrzych, Waldenburg as was – the massive crimes against humanity nobody minded about as the victims spoke German

I follow the account @AuschwitzMuseum on twitter. Each day, in fact several times a day, it sends out the bare details of someone sent to Auschwitz, usually accompanied by a photo. When they arrived and what was their fate. Say what you like about the Germans, they were damn good at record keeping so in most cases we do know the exact fate. Each day you see the smiling faces of little boys and girls in happier times. Most of those were sent straight to the gas chambers. It is an upsetting twitter account to folow but an unpleasant reminder that one’s daily upsets are really trivial, they mean nothing at all. Today’s tweet is below.

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58 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - starting to store beans for winter

They climb as high as runner beans, perhaps a little over two yards tall and they look like runner beans except that they are purple. Anyhow, they taste great either raw, in salads, or cooked in which case they turn green. We are eating them about twice a day but I thought I’d stash half a dozen or so meals away for the winter as we go.

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58 days ago

BREAKING: The Love that dare not speak its name, so much more smoke & mirrors from [email protected] Capital and Dominic White

Dominic White stepped down as chairman of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) on July 22 but is still involved in the company and the way CEO Alessandro Zamboni is dumping all the shares he controls. Today, White’s Aquis listed company Eight Capital Partners (ECP) has put out a release which is all about Supply shares but, for some reason, fails to name the company once. Suspicious? You bet.

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58 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - size does matter

What you see below is the smaller of the two marrows produced from the garden at the Welsh Hovel this year. The plan is to make half into stuffed marrow rings tonight but what to do with the rest?

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58 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: making the local Beauty Queen cry

I am not in the slightest bit apologetic. In fact I think she is rather pathetic and she deserved exposing for raising money on a false prospectus. But I am the pantomime villain of the Holt facebook page yet again today as I explain HERE. I then discuss Roquefort Investments (ROQ) a proposterous Standard Listed shell, Kefi (KEFI), Chill Brands (CHLL), and Nanosynth (NNN)

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58 days ago

Prospex Energy– caught between a rock and hard place

The writers on this website have warned folks that Prospex Energy (PXEN) is a dog with fleas so I hope that none of our readers are invested in it. But for those who are unlucky and unwise enough to own the shares ( because, as ever, they always know better than those tossers at ShareProphets), there is now an unenviable choice of management.

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59 days ago

Bonkers Carole Cadwalladr's 1200 experts who predicted 100,000 cases of covid a day as lockdown was eased shown to be clowns - Guido

https://order-order.com/2021/08/03/cadwalladrs-1200-experts-still-waiting-on-post-unlocking-end-of-the-world/

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59 days ago

The Taliban - who Boris is trying to bribe with taxpayers cash - like to rape dead women - NY Post

https://nypost.com/2021/08/24/afghan-refugee-details-taliban-fighters-hunt-for-sex-slaves

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59 days ago

Video: the dumb blonde showing her big tits from Extinction Rebellion "In 2030 there will be no animal species left"

Shit! Unless we change our ways, there will be no animal species at all left on this planet by 2030. So says a woman showing her unusually large breasts in London yesterday. So I guess we must all wake up and take note. Greta may be able to see carbon emissions but she does not polish up quite as well as her fellow cult member and intellectual below. 

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59 days ago

Remembering my first day at work as I ponder my last – it was another country

Kept awake by the sort of irritating, minor and temporary but painful condition that a gentlemen does not discuss on the internet, I find myself, as is often the case, considering the idea of my last day at work.

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59 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the first of the damson vodka

There are two damson trees available to us here. There were three but one at the top end of the vegetable patch just died and it is being chipped to make chippings to go around the fruit bushes with what is left over going onto a Guy Fawkes night bonfire we are starting to build. There is another in the vegetable patch where Joshua and I went collecting yesterday. A third is in our neighbour’s garden but hangs over the fence to our formal lawn so we are – with our neighbour’s agreement – abler to harvest half of it as well.

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59 days ago

No Tories, English or Brexiteers at the Ceilidh Place in Ullapool - Effie Deans calls out the growing Scottish culture of hate

https://www.effiedeans.com/2021/08/refusing-to-serve-dominic-cummings-is.html

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60 days ago

Live not by Lies, a damning letter of resignation from the Labour Party by Capel Lofft

https://countrysquire.co.uk/2021/08/24/live-not-by-lies/

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60 days ago

Once again I am the dastardly villain, the Emmanuel Goldstein of the village facebook group in Holt, Wales

I am back in the last village in Wales, Holt, and it seems as if the village Facebook page has again identified me as Emmanuel Goldstein and a two minute hate, which will last a lot longer than two minutes, is now underway.  This time my “crime” is not to make a “modest proposal” to the local face nappy jihadists, it is far worse. I appear to have made a young woman cry.

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60 days ago

Radio 4 on Fuel Poverty & Community Energy Co-Ops - there is only 1 view allowed on the BBC

Forced to work in the kitchen by problems with my study ceiling, I am suffering BBC Radio 4, something the Mrs inflicts on me every morning as a punishment for being an evil capitalist. Today’s torture is listening to Positive Thinking presented by Sangita Myska, a “deep dive” into how to end fuel poverty. Natch all the guests agree on one solution with nobody at all challenging a narrative which is patently absurd. This show encapsulated all that is wrong with the BBC.

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60 days ago

FAKE NEWS ALERT - CBS News claims global warming caused Taliban victory - pity about the FACTS: ZH

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/no-cbs-news-global-warming-did-not-create-taliban-victory

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60 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Investing in the wild west of covid stocks

I start this podcast with a look at Watchstone (WTG), Quindell (QPP) as was. Then a macro view on covid and how, in time, our attitudes have to change. How to play that from an investment point of view. It is tough. I explain why I hold MyHealthChecked (MHC) ahead of a trading update within weeks which will, I am sure, be cracking and why it should prosper medium term. But I admit that could change.

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60 days ago

The Versarien ramping - more emails published thanks to Winnileaks “China thinks Neill Ricketts is a God”

Another cache of emails have been delivered to Winnileaks regarding the activities of the ex copper who uses private chatrooms where folks discuss having me killed, Mr Graham Wood. As we know from previous articles, Wood is a close confidante of the loathsome Neill Ricketts, of stock-market promotion Versarien (VRS) infamy.

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60 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel: an almost 100% home generated meal and a use for gherkins

We all agreed that an Indian recipe i found on the internet was the way forward for dealing with my gherkin glut. Okay there are a few cheats here, notably that I had bartered a few gherkins for a few tomatoes and a cucumber or two grown by the parents of one of Joshua’s friends. But anyway…

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60 days ago

Chill Brands – Delayed Results poll

Chill Brands (CHLL) , the fraud formerly known as Zoetic (ZOE) blames covid for delaying its results which, in May, it said would be out in July until August. We all know the reason is its battle to persuade the auditors that it has enough cash to survive for 12 months. Which it does not.  Anyhow we are now almost at the end of August and good news travels fast but bad news is always delayed so where are the results which are bound to be truly absymal? When do you think Chill will sneak out the bad news?

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60 days ago

Upper Class twit Mark Warde-Norbury’s Marechale announces results so bogus even the auditors question if they are a joke

This is even funnier than when Henry Fotheringham-Stanley tripped over his polo stick and landed in the lap of the Duchess of Westmoreland. Spiffing chaps like Mark Warde-Norbury, the upper class twit chairman of joke corporate advisory firm Marechale Capital (MAC), do know how to have a jolly amusing time don’t they? Marechale has announced its results for the year to 30 April. Oh, I say, what a hoot.

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60 days ago

West Ham Go Top of the League - please allow my daughter and I to celebrate for just a few days

I have often said that getting my daughter to support West Ham was the sort of thing that social services might look into given the years of misery, disappointment and suffering that it has caused. So tonight you will indulge me and her. I know the season is just two games old and so the table is utterly meaningless but, we are back were we belong. After demolishing Leicester City tonight, West Ham is top of the league!

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60 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the first pepper

I planted 18 pepper, chilli and sweet pepper plants here at the Welsh Hovel and the pepper ones are the most laggardly. The others are dripping with fruit including some devilishly hot chillies. But the first pepper has now been harvested as you can see below.

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60 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Joshua's sweetcorn and gherkins are amazing

The first of the two smaller beds at the bottom end of the vegetable patch dubbed “Joshua’s gardens” contains squash, marrows, herbs, lettuces, two chilli plants and a pepper plant. The second is for sweetcorn and gherkins and is now starting to look pretty amazing.

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61 days ago

A tweet from Labour MP Chris Bryant about Joe Biden that has not aged well

Donald Trump should have got the Nobel Peace Prize for what he did in Korea. Had he been a Democrat he’d have been a shoo in. He would also have been a far better President than Joe Biden as I told you at the time. But Labour MP Chris Bryant, the one who put up photos of him in his Y Fronts on a gay dating site, thought otherwise. This tweet from November 20 2020 has not aged well and merits republishing to show ther calamitous judgement of the tossers who lead you at Westminster.

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61 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - starting storing up for the winter with the spinach

I try to encourage Joshua to get involved with bringing vegetables and fruit in from the garden and storing them up for the winter with tales of how I used to do the same with my father and mother at Butterwell Farm when I was his age. It is a battle to get him involved and ton drag him away from moronic cartoons on the goggle box. Today, so far,  I have won. He assisted with the weeding of the part of the vegetable garden where winters and Christmas vegetables are being planted today and where strawberry plants will be transferred shortly. Yesterday he was less help as I brought in an enormous spinach plant which has started sprouting and must have been three foot tall.

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61 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: trying to peek inside the green energy bubble with a history lesson or two

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/57539/tom-winnifrith-bearcast-trying-to-peek-inside-the-green-energy-bubble-with-a-history-lesson-or-two

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61 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: This gotcha is for my late Uncle Christopher Booker

So we start with the corporate demise of sleazy ex Tory MP Tim Yeo. Here’s hoping that bankruptcy and complete humiliation follow on soon. It seems our resident in-house cheerleader for the establishment, PL, thinks that sleazy Tim should hang onto his shares in Powerhouse Energy (PHE). I explain exactly why he should not.

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61 days ago

Jadestone Energy – “Guidance and Operations Update”, long-term attractions from this successful share tip

“Guidance and Operations Update” from Jadestone Energy (JSE) notes work necessary to restore production from the Skua subsea wells and the revised cost of the H6 infill well at Montara, where the well has been sidetracked due to mechanical equipment issues, as well as that it is still awaiting clarity on Maari offshore New Zealand government approvals timing. However, “average full-year 2021 production guidance of between 11,500-13,500 boe/d remains unchanged”.

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61 days ago

How do you KNOW when a company is facing a cash crunch? A case study - Verditek

I preface this by saying that Verditek (VDTK) is a company that can lie about winning take or pay contracts just to get a placing away. In the end the “customer” – and I use the word loosely – neither takes or pays. So anything it says in an RNS , even its cash balance, is not something that I would necessarily believe. But to make life simple I give it the benefit of the doubt and assume its stated cash balances are, more or less, correct.

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61 days ago

Video: In a Crisis You Need Gold - it will reach $6000 an ounce!

Dan Popescu is an independent investment analyst of the gold and silver markets and starts with a history lesson to justify his bold prediction.

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61 days ago

New board game: Australian Covid Monopoly

Given why most of the forebears of present day Australians ended up there, this new version of an old game is most apt.

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61 days ago

Yooma Wellness buys Vitality – the read across for Chill Brands suggests shares to crash at least 88%

Canadian and Aquis listed Yooma (YOOM) has today bought the leading British CBD brand Vitality for, depending how you look at it, £8 million  or £10.2 million. The read across for the valuation of Chill Brands (CHLL), the fraud formerly known as Zoetic is a disaster.

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62 days ago

Joe Biden should be impeached for the biggest lies & humiliation in US history – Afghanistan

Heck I would not have voted for him and warned folks he would be a disaster so don’t blame me. This journalist warned that Joe Biden had failing mental facilities during the election when a fawning BBC, Channel 4 and the rest of the liberal media insisted that this was an alt-right lie and it was perfectly normal for a Presidential candidate to refuse to take any open press questions or suffer any real scrutiny.  Now folks: you reap what you sow. Afghanistan is the biggest humiliation America has faced since Vietnam. In fact it us more humiliating given the speed of the collapse from stability to helicopters on the embassy roof. And the lying by Joe Biden and others is off the scale. Surely it is worthy of impeachment, now that this is just a vehicle for political disapproval not a tool for removing a criminal President and given the relatively trivial matters that found Donald Trump, or indeed Bill Clinton, facing such an outcome?

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62 days ago

This loyal hammer increasingly despises Declan Rice

As a diehard supporter of West Ham United I am supposed to say that captain Declan Rice is wonderful, to look at his tackle and pass stats and say that he is the new Bobby Moore and worship the ground he walks on. Sorry. I cannot say that. I, increasingly, despise him more than I despise most Premiership prima donnas and that is saying something. As ever in football it is greed at the heart of it all.

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62 days ago

There’s a shock – I have not got covid but I have lost one hundred and thirty pounds thanks to Mark bloody Drakeford

And so for the results of my second covid test in four days. This is all so utterly pointless. I was resident for seven weeks in remote parts of Greece where the covid rate is way way lower than it is here in Wales. I have had the disease so been vaccinated by God. I have been double jabbed thanks to Pfizer. And I had a test in Greece on Saturday morning which turned out negative.

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62 days ago

Gotcha: Sleazy ex Tory Minister Tim Yeo “resigned” from Powerhouse but the statement is a lie

Maybe, under mounting pressure from myself and others, the regulators have finally  forced the hand of Powerhouse Energy (PHE) because at 3.11 PM yesterday it was announced that its chairman, sleazy ex Tory MP Tim Yeo had “been resigned”. The statement issued was, needless to say, a lie.

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62 days ago

SkinBioTherapeutics – ‘Business Update’, high margin profit potential moving materially closer

SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has delivered a “Business Update” including that the commercial launch of AxisBiotix-Ps is on track for Q4 and has further encouraging potential, that SkinBiotix manufacturing scale-up with Croda (CRDA) is progressing to schedule and 30th June year-end cash totalled £4.6 million. Sounds good.

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62 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – Zafar maiden JORC Mineral Resource adds to potential

Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has announced a maiden JORC Mineral Resource for its Zafar polymetallic deposit in the Gedabek contract area, Azerbaijan, which it argues is “extremely encouraging and will help underpin the company’s future long-term production growth”.

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62 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Defi to Kefi, Waiting for Godot with Amur and other madness

I start with the disaster in my study where I am recording as you can see HERE. Then I look at Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), Amur Minerals (AMC), Kefi (KEFI), Dispersion Holdings (DEFI) and Argo Blockchain (ARB).

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62 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems:Indian mega spoof, announcing the same thing twice with more lies: when is the placing?

Having already admitted that it it was going to run out of cash, the only questions are when will shamed Remote Monitored Solutions (RMS) do a placing and how massive a discount will the bucket shop spivs demand to get it away? To that end one can expect a stream of ramptastic RNS announcements using the Adam Reynolds keyboard and often contain lies. Here is the first one today and it seems to have got the morons creaming themselves with joy even though this is , in fact, Remote announcing the same thing for a second time. If you needed evidence of just how dim shareholders in this company are….

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62 days ago

CDC Buries Study Finding That Student Masking Has 'No Statistically Significant Benefit' - that is 32nd study showing this: ZH

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/cdc-buries-study-showing-student-masking-has-no-statistically-significant-benefit

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64 days ago

The average GP now earns more than £100,000 + massive pension perks and the greedy and idle bastards still want more

Thank heavens we gave salaried GPs – those not really coining it in from running their own practices – a pay rise of 3% this year. Okay, these days only 56% of appointments are face to face. The rest are over the phone or online and the number of missed diagnoses for cancer and other life threatening ailments is, as a result, soaring.  The average GP works well under the maximum 48 hours per week and yet, after four years of inflation busting pay rises the data is shocking but the greedy bastards want more.

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64 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the Ceiling in my study collapses, a narrow escape

The Mrs had taken the kids to Liverpool for the afternoon and thus I was not, as I would normally be, pushed from working at the breakfast table to work in my study. Thus the cats also stayed in the kitchen. At about 3 PM I heard a loud bang from the study.

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64 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: But for a fluke the ceiling would have fallen in on my head and on the cats

I discuss two developments at the Welsh Hovel. There is great news HERE but also a bit of a disaster which could have been fatal for the cats and bad for me. Then I look at backing proven failures or chaps who wave red flags mentioning Sensyne (SENS), Nigel Wray, me and a few others. That leads me on to the wall of silence from Central Copper Resources about its AIM IPO and me explaining what is really going on, notably at broker Brandon Hill. Finally I look at today’s news from Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and where, as a result, I expect its shares to be at Christmas.

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64 days ago

Video: The Dollar is a one way bet, Confidence is Grinding Lower

Analyst Craig Hemke, founder of TF Metals Report is no fence sitter. Craig discusses the growing shift in wealth inequality since the untethering of the dollar from the gold standard. The ending of the gold standard required faith and confidence in the US government. Today, that confidence is steadily waning.

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64 days ago

Dispersion Holdings Blimp Investment - this is so “2001 dotcom lunacy” can anyone explain it to me?

Maybe I am just a dinosaur. I wrote the same sort of articles back in 2001 asking why a start up company with websites selling masturbating gnomes was suddenly worth £50 million. Of course clever young folks just said I was a dinosaur and that the world had all changed and I did not get it. These days it is NFTs and tokens. I have covered the tawdry Bixby/Edwards/Novum spivs enterprise Dispersion Holdings (DEFI) before but I challenge anyone to explain the business case of its latest investment.

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64 days ago

Open letter to Primary Bid - have you no shame at all? Ref Mercantile Ports

Tonight’s offer from Primary Bid is Mercantile Ports (MPL) at 0.45p. If you register for Primary Bid through us  and please do so here) we earn a small fee each time you take part in an offer. Notwithstanding that I suggest you do not take up this offer. This is a bargepole stock, a company that should have been slung off AIM years ago as it is a disgrace to capitalism.I have written to Primary Bid.

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64 days ago

Delays never good and neither are pointless name changes – Zoetic/ Chill Brands now 50%+ down since my bear dossier, will halve again soon: there is borrow

On February 3 2021 I published a damning 60 Red flag dossier on a fraud called Zoetic (ZOEwith the shares at 76p. The response was utterly poisonous.

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64 days ago

Another victory over the curtain twitchers here in Holt Wales: my land works get a blessing

Twice someone in the village of Holt has snitched on me to the authorities about the dramatic land reclamation underway here at the Welsh Hovel. Removing all that asbestos, old tyres, scrap iron, bitumen and ripping up concrete paving so as to improve flood drainage, and demolishing rusted old lean too barns. Some folks think that spending a five figure sum on this is the act of a total and utter bastard. Well: I do have an English accent. Bring back the good old days when you could bury whatever you wanted on the land while singing Yma O Hyd!

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65 days ago

BREAKING: The chart that demonstrates beyond doubt the utter pointlessness of mask mandates

Now back in Wales after a two month break from the cultists, I am again running the gauntlet of the mask jihadists as I go about my daily life, heading to the village shop without a face nappy. I cite the Danish study, they insist that nearly all Welsh doctors say masking works. I point out the seven day rolling average deaths in Sweden has been 0 for more than a month, they say you are not a qualified doctor your views do not count. But, of course, my work is all about looking at numbers and data, something the jihadists of Holt cannot hope to understand at a meaningful level. So here is a chart for them to consider and then ignore as they relay instead on the “expert” views of a bloke on the telly.

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65 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the millions of reasons why I would not touch Falanx with a bargepole

As I prepare for blackberry picking with newly arrived Olaf the bearcast today covers just one company, one where I was a shareholder but would not go back, Falanx (FLX). I do mention Jubilee Metals (JLP), en passant.

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65 days ago

BREAKING: FCA needs to suspend shares in Main Market listed Tirupati Graphite NOW!

Tirupati Graphite (TGR) listed on the main market at 45p on 14 December and the shares have done well, surging to 115p. £6 million was raised by Optiva on listing and another £10 million at 90p in April. But I have just contacted the FCA as there appears to be a problem, a big problem.

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65 days ago

Falanx says feck you to its shareholders yet again as it issues yet more options

There were two reasons why I eventually dumped my shares in Falanx (FLX) at a loss. The first was serial non delivery. There was a different excuse every time it missed targets and I shall turn to today’s abject trading statement in a separate piece. Suffice to say that if this company predicted that the sun would rise tomorrow, my instinct would be to dismiss this as just another fanciful aspiration.  The second is the issue of share options.

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65 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Would I buy back into Jubilee Metals, Is Ariana too boring to back & two dogs

I am back in Wales as of the wee hours and reflect on that. Today has been plum harvesting day. In the podcast I look at Jubilee Metals (JLP) where I am out but should i dive back in and Ariana Resources (AAU) where I am in but should I dive out?. Then the two dogs both beloved of the Sith Lord Zak Mir: Argo Blockchain (ARB) and Remote Monitored Systems (RMS)

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65 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - The Ha ha takes shape

We are getting there! What you can see below has cost a fortune but it will soon be a thing of great beauty and behind it the listed barns are also having a makeover.

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66 days ago

Argo Blockchain spouts green shite but still will not answer fundamental questions so here is another!

Another day and another announcement from Argo Blockchain (ARB) the company that is spending $17.5 million buying some Texas scrub land worth $168,000. It is more green hype which might impress some of the ESG loving millennial fund managers who Chris Bailey is keen on, but cash guzzling Argo refuses to address the herds of elephants in the room.

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66 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems AGM statement – the lies and the delays, gosh this is a disaster

It really is almost impossible to know where to start with today’s AGM statement from the disaster that is Remote Monitored Systems (RMS). It is long and wordy and I am afraid contains a blatant lie. But cutting through the waffle…

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66 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – extends Seed Health territories, strong buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced further growth with an agreement to extend the territories of its deal with Seed Health.

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66 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: feeling a real sense of national shame and deep sadness over Afghanistan... and also less safe

I start with this non financial matter as although the Mrs regards these as tragic events in a land far far away, I think of the pointless British deaths, of the increased terror risk back home, of the shameful way we are abandoning those who helped us of the shameful way we turned a blind eye to Industrial scale corruption. What is happening in Afghanistan is not only terribly sad for its people but it is also a national shame. Then I look at a pointless name change at Zoetic (ZOE) and of the spoof US OTC listing announced by Dispersion (DEFI) something that is itself a red flag.

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66 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I disagree with Luke Johnson

I fly back to Wales tomorrow so have wasted too much of my life filling in moronic covid related forms today. I cannot say that i am happy to be heading back. I start with Luke Johnson’s warning on WFH and I rather think that on some points I disagree with my friend. Then onto UK regulation and its failings ref today’s two articles on Vast Resources (VAST) and the bombshell on the Zoetic (ZOE) fraud.

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66 days ago

BREAKING: The fraud Zoetic is again caught selling illegal products in the USA

I can reveal that despite covering up industrial scale breaches of FDA Regulations after I published the damning 60 red flag dossier, the fraudsters at Zoetic (ZOE) continue to breach FDA guidelines as they try, and fail, to sell material quantities of CBD products via AATAC. I have alerted the FDA to this rule breach and wonder how AATAC will respond if it gets roped into any investigation? I shall also be contacting it this week.

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66 days ago

Size Does matter? Look at my marrows at the Welsh Hovel

Tended by P and watered by God, the garden at the Welsh Hovel has come on by leaps and bounds in my absence. There is so much to photo, eat, preserve, freeze and pickle so where to start? Let’s kick off with one of the two patches known as Joshua’s garden so these are really his vegetables.

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66 days ago

Brian Basham again names the bulletin board poster Vast paid to ramp as he lashes out at the failings of AIM Regulation

Brian Basham sent my most recent article on Vast Resources (VAST) to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation demanding it take action. Its risible response is below followed by another damning missive from the Fleet Street legend.

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66 days ago

UK Investor event at the Saracens ground on October 2 – get your free ticket

I am no longer anything to do with UK Investor so gain nothing from bringing this offer to you. There is what is termed a UK Investor Summit taking place on Saturday 2 October at the Saracens stadium in North London. I am such an anti social bar stool that I would rather eat my own toes than pitch up but you may have missed chatting to other investors face to face during lockdown.  And there is one really big reason to go.

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66 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Another Massive Zoetic expose tomorrow, the UK covid test scam & why I want Iconic to go bust

I start with the covid tests, the Mrs and I having just taken one for 50 euros each here in Greece. sadly we both passed so will head back to Wales on Monday where our test, in Wales, will cost more than 100 Euro. I explain why we in the UK are being so utterly scammed for these pointless tests as I start a three part series on my own site on covid lunacy in this part of Greece HERE. Then I flag up a good bit of what is in tomorrow’s new shocking Zoetic (ZOE) dossier which will again place the company in the threat of severe US regulatory peril even after it covered up all the breaches I exposed last time! Finally, I discuss Iconic (ICON) and why i want it to go bust - it is the only way that a member of the Tory chumocracy – toxic David Sefton – will get his just desserts. 

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66 days ago

Tintra – interesting developments but still one for Bulletin Board Morons only

Rapid progress is being made in the transformation of St James House (SJH)  now renamed Tintra Plc (TNT) by the new CEO Richard Shearer as demonstrated by issuance of three RNS announcements on 13 August.

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66 days ago

Iconic Labs – will it arise like Lazarus?

Iconic (ICON) has had administrators appointed to it since 4 June at the hand of Toxic Dave Sefton and company and trading in its shares has been suspended since 7 June.  On 12 August, the Administrators made the following announcement in an RNS:

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66 days ago

BP – Q2 results, creating value now and for the future?

BP (BP.) has announced second quarter of the year results emphasising “generating value for our shareholders today while we transition the company for the future”. Sounds good, but what’s the detail?

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66 days ago

Photo Article: A Pickled present from our own garden greets us as we return to the Welsh Hovel

P, who has been looking after the gardens here at the Welsh Hovel during my near two month absence, has left them in great shape as photos that will follow over the next few days will show. But he also left a couple of gifts.

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66 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A day in my idea of Greek hell thanks to my wife

I refer to the resort of Stoupa. My wife knows how much I loathe and despise it and why and yet I found myself there again today. It was, as anticipated, hell on earth. Forget subbing Zak Mir’s copy for eternity this is the real deal. On a lighter note I examine timelines of placings, director share dumps, profits warnings and ramptastic statements at Best of the Best (BOTB) and Braveheart Investment  Group (BRH). In a world where anyone cared any more there would be a full steward’s on both. Of course nobody gives a damn and the world moves on. Nothing to see here sir.

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66 days ago

Video: Dr. Marc Faber - Inflation Cannot be Stopped and that will cause massive pain all round

Celebrated author and investor Marc Faber does not mince his words. Most stock markets and sectors have underperformed compared with US Markets. This, Faber explains, is because every time the Fed prints, it ends up with corporations and the super-rich. Markets are no longer homogenous, and fiscal deficits are no longer expanding. This is making it more difficult for the entire market to move upwards.

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66 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - hey presto Plum Vodka!

Daughter Olaf arrives this afternoon but will be gutted to hear that what sits below will not be ready for two months.

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66 days ago

Who is [email protected] Capital’s death spiral provider – a series of remarkable coincidences

Who is Negma the death spiral provider to the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). Negma probably thinks all its Christmas have come at once and cannot believe its luck being able to flog so many shares onto moronic mug punters thanks to a recent, utterly unjustified, rally? Well here are a series of remarkable coincidences for you to consider.

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66 days ago

Spiv Trevor Brown takes the piss at Braveheart, does discounted placing AFTER £4m of share dumps

This will come as a bit of a shock to France’s Warren Buffett – Braveheart Investment Group (BRH) run by spiv pump and dumper Trevor Brown has raised £2.5 million via Peterhouse at just 18p. Wowzer. This stinks to high heaven. Shame on all concerned and here is why.

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66 days ago

Andrew Bell hits back in a very compelling way after Red Rock share sale

In yesterday’s Bearcast I questioned the (small) share sale at Red Rock Resources (RRR) by Andrew Bell, concluding it was probably a buying opportunity for others and though it annoyed me greatly it was not a hanging offence in itself. Respect to Bell! He has posted a long comment below the bearcast which is well written and generally fair. It merits a wider audience and so I publish below and I am not selling my shares on the basis of what he writes. The great man opines:

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66 days ago

Adam Reynolds an Apology & a question for a corporate financier about problems at Central Copper (IPO delayed thanks to me)

Yesterday we suggested that Adam Reynolds was involved in the IPO of dog Abingdon Health (ABDX). This was inaccurate and I take full responsibility and apologise for the error. which was swiftly corrected. Reynolds buddy Lynn Rees was involved in the IPO which I exposed as a shocker HERE but as for Reynolds it seems he agreed with me.

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66 days ago

Photo Article Back at the Welsh Hovel - Joshua and I do a Plum Harvest

If we had arrived back a week earlier the harvest would have been far larger. The old plum tree at the bottom of the vegetable patch was dripping with plums last year but, this year, most of them have already dripped all the way to the floor and have rotten. But I salvaged a few from there and then had a pleasant surprise.

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67 days ago

The covid lunacy of Greece (and British Airways) as we prepare for a most holy day – a Greek Covid Test centre

The Mrs and I needed to pass a covid test within 72 hours of a flight back from the Hellenic Republic in order to be readmitted to Britain. And that meant finding a test centre open on a Saturday and a trip to Kalamata. A day ahead of the Great religious celebration what better way to spend the day.

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67 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Now Andrew Bell sells Red Rock shares, is this the final straw?

In today’s podcast I look at Red Rock Resources (RRR), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Pensana Rare Earths (PRE), Zoetic (ZOE), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and strange coincidences at Global Petroleum (GBP).

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67 days ago

Words of wisdom from Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer on the campaign to get more women on boards

The subject of an FCA Criminal enquiry into alleged misuse of client funds, owing millions in unpaid taxes to the HMRC and IRS and now facing jail for contempt of court over yet another unpaid legal bill, Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer MBE has given her thoughts on the great issue of our time: the need to get more folks like her on boards. With no comment from me she opines:

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67 days ago

Zoetic – engagement with TMS & misleading "research": the whiff of panic is overpowering

The fraud Zoetic (ZOE) pays thousands of pounds a month to the employer of journalist smearing morally bankrupt PR man Henry Harrison Topham to get it positive press coverage. Natch he fails to deliver any at all so with the shares falling at a rate of knots what to do?

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67 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pardonnez moi je parle le Francais pour Jean Marc. Il est un grenouille qui achete merde

Maybe I have got my Franglais a bit wrong but I do my best as I explain why Jean Marc just does not get it with Braveheart (BRH) and the spiv Trevor Brown. I start with a few more words on why I hate the Greek seaside which the Mrs forces me to go to and which has put me in a foul mood as a result. It always does as I noted a few weeks ago. I then look at the ramptastic disaster that is Helium One (HE1) and then, mentioning today’s Pello expose, I go onto a detailed analysis of the position at the fraud Zoetic and why the shares, now down to 39.25p, are heading to between 0p and 5p.

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67 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Andrew Bell now officially drinking in the last chance saloon at the Punter's Return

I start with a few reminiscences about how myself and George the Architect exposed the InternetQ fraud. Then I cover: Kefi (KEFI), [email protected] Capital (SYME) and More Bull from it, Vast Resources (VAST), Purplebricks (PURP), Argo Blockchain (ARB), Verditek (VDTK) and Andrew Bell’s Red Rock Resources (RRR).

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67 days ago

San Leon – this smells

There is a curious update today from San Leon Energy (SLE) regarding another of its Nigerian partners which seems a tad slow to hand over cash it owes. This smells.

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67 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel at 3.30 AM - who has been eating my porridge?

We drove from Heathrow with only a couple of stops and arrived back at the Welsh Hovel at 3.30 AM Greek Time. We were greeted by the cats for a tearful reunion and then in the kitchen found someone already at the table.

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67 days ago

Vast Resources should sue Tom Winnifrith for defamation says a Fleet Street legend

So says Fleet Street legend Brian Basham. Given that Brian has accused Vast’s (VAST) board of malfeasance and repeatedly called on the useless regulators to act against the company I doubt he has its best interest at heart. This is one case I would love to fight so bring it on Vast: see you Bitchez in Court! So what is Brian’s point?

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67 days ago

The Versarien Cultists have their cake and eat it as Ian Westbrook hits £20,000 target - start sweating Neill Ricketts

The good news is, and I thank so many generous Shareprophets readers, that Ian Westbrook has – as you can see here – raised £20,000 and so, in January, the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts will get to sweat in Court. I shall be preparing my deposition for Ian’s barrister next week. Natch the Bulletin Board cultists were driven to a frenzy of rage by this.

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67 days ago

The FCA fights a pointless 20th century fight and undermines a basic principle of capitalism trying to stop Banks closing branches

If I run a company surely I get to decide where I operate as long as I am operating legally? Surely that is how capitalism works? You do not get the State telling a retailer, hotelier or restaurant chain owner that it must keep a given outlet open even if it is losing money so why the hell is the FCA trying to do just that with banks?

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67 days ago

BREAKING: The real SHOCKING reason broker Pello has been stopped from doing business by the FCA

On Friday I reported that broker Pello, always a “colourful fringe player”, i.e the sort of firm whose card was already marked by the FCA, had been told by the FCA to stop dioing business. I wondered how it could have run into financial issues while every broker in down was enjoying the Covid bull market and making out like a bandit.  I am now told that Pello has also made out like a bandit and has no cash issues but…

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67 days ago

Photo Article - the last visitor at the Greek Hovel in the summer of 2021

It was as we were doing our final clear up, he just appeared in the upper living space as if from nowhere.

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67 days ago

Vast Resources: Guess what? It’s another discount placing but what about those dividends you lying bastards?

Back in April Vast Resources (VAST) managed to persuade shareholdcers to approve a 100-1 share consolidation by telling them a stack of blatant lies, lies which have been shown up with news today of yet another discounted placing.

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67 days ago

BREAKING: Here is another multi million dollar lawsuit Argo Blockchain neglected to tell you about

There was no RNS when the papers below were filed on April 7. There is no mention in the annual report which came out 22 days later. That is a bit odd given that the cost of this case could run into millions of dollars. Who would have thought after yesterday’s shock revelations HERE that the fine chaps at Argo Blockchain (ARB) would either (again) stand accused of being such rotters and also not tell investors about price sensitive data?

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67 days ago

Verditek – the Green ponzi bond flops! Yet another failure on Gollum's CV

It has taken it 10 days to fess, something it blames on a cooling off period, but Verditek (VDTK) has admitted that the green ponzi bond launched by ninth rate crowdfunder Crowd For Angels has, despite the utterly misleading financial promotions approved by revolting Richard “Gollum” Gill, flopped. So where next?

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67 days ago

Video: Argo CEO/Chairman Peter Wall fails to deal with Boatman report - 3 out of 10 for artistic interpretation, nil for technical merit

The proper way to respond to the Boatman dossier was via RNS but that needs regulatory sign off so the fellow who dumped millions of dollars worth of shares at 243p just a couple of weeks before Argo Blockchain (ARB) did a major placing at 200p recorded a video which you can see below. He covers the “report” but does not name it just in case folks actually are encouraged to go read it. It is a poor rebuttal.

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67 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: this is just bonkers

In between visits from two men called Nicho I look at Powerhouse Energy (PHE) & the green bandwagon of fear, Argo Blockchain (ARB), BlueJay Mining (JAY) and the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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68 days ago

Photo Article - something for all IRA apologists & Republican sympathisers to consider

Next time you get some bleating Guardian-reading apologist for the Republican cause, such as Owen Jones or more or less anyone in the BBC Newsroom, yakking on about the evil of loyalist bonfires during the Marching season, ask him to consider this photo below. It is of a bonfire erected in the Bogside area of Londonderry over the weekend.

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68 days ago

As you shed tears for Afghanistan meet your fellow Londoner Roshan Salih

Roshan Salih is a respected muslim journalist living in London, the sort of fine fellow who regularly appears on the BBC and Channel 4. As you shed tears for the horrors in Afghanistan, you will be comforted by one of your fellow Londoners who sees so many silver linings in the cloud you bewail. One wonders if he finds so much about our way of life, such as a concern for women’s rights, so offensive why he opts not to flee his home among the decadent colonialists and imperialists of the western world and seek refuge among those enlightened chaps now running Afghanistan.

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68 days ago

Photo Article: The last view we will see from the Greek Hovel this summer

This was last evening as the setting sun really does make the mountains above the tree line look pink. It is the view as you set off down the track from the Greek Hovel, something we will do early this afternoon for the last time this summer. The Mrs and I rose early to store crockery, start packing and to start closing up the shutters. I must console myself with the thought of a reunion with the cats for this is always a depressing day.

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69 days ago

More resentment felt as we head high into the hills for supper with the Guardian-reading loons

This time it was nothing to do with being forced by the Mrs to make a long drive to beaches packed with lobster red, blubbery, North Europeans where the sound of ghastly music was omnipresent and where the Daily Mail could be purchased not far from the Irish pub. I think the Mrs has agreed that, for the sake of our marriage, I will never have to visit Stoupa again. When I die I shall, for my sins, find that I am in Stoupa for eternity forced to sit on the beach in the blazing heat next to a man lying on a Stoke City towel, only able to gaze up at the mountains but never able to leave what is, for me, hell. This resentment was rather different.

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69 days ago

The covid lunacy of Greece as we prepare for a most holy day – a Greek Post Office

Here in the little mountain village of Kambos, the closest settlement to the Greek Hovel,  we shake hands, few wear masks, there is no social distancing and all the other pointless measures our leaders ignore themselves but insist we sheeple follow are largely ignored. But as you head into towns there is a more deferential approach to the diktats from those who know better. Hence, I borrowed a mask from the Mrs as we headed into Kardamili to post three cards and a letter.

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70 days ago

Is this peak Covid lockdown madness?

If you are walking down the street, wearing a mask and you see a mate and talk to him you are helping to spread covid. That is the message from this crackpot Australian politician. Careless talk, or in fact any talk at all really does cost lives. In years to come we will look back on such control freakery to stop a plague with a 99.97% survival rate and be amazed at how the world went mad.

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71 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel, the long view from the back road

There is a back road to the Greek Hovel. It is the one where I killed a snake with a motorbike a few years ago. It starts just behind the church at the highest point in Kambos and goes past one other small church before starting a very steep decline to the bottom of the valley below the abandoned convent at which point you rejoin the normal rote to the hovel climbing snake hill up our side of the valley. It is a narrow road and in terrible condition so I only use it in extremis such as when it is impossible to turn my car around the church as there is some important service going on and there is no turning circle.

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71 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - a father & children pass through the back streets of Kambos

Few, other than the locals, ever venture beyond the restaurant lined square beside the main road that winds through Kambos. Perhaps it is the damning words of Paddy Leigh Fermor in “The Mani” dismissing this as an ugly and boring place that spurs them on, rushing to the tourist infest hell hole that is Stoupa or Islington-on-Sea, aka Kardamili. They miss out for doing so.

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72 days ago

Nicho the Communist visits the Greek Hovel – the olive harvest 2021 invitation to you all is now official

After Charon the next visitor due at the Greek Hovel was my friend and business partner Nicho the Communist. With Nicho is it always wise to assume that he will not turn up but on this occasion he arrived bang on time at 7 PM and we wandered through the olive groves.

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72 days ago

BREAKING: Truly Explosive Bear Dossier on Argo Blockchain from Boatman - anyone owning this stock is bonkers, short it if you can

This 17 page dossier from Boatman Capital of Babcock (BAB) fame is just out this very second and is dynamite. I have repeatedly warned folks that Argo Blockchain (ARB) failed the smell test on a number of counts and that its valuation was insane but even I did not dream that things could be this bad. What is not alleged, but proved, in this dossier is dynamite and the shares should be suspended at once with heads forced to roll over what we now know. Of coursemillenial  ESG freak fund managers are still drooling over the company appointing 3 women to the board the other day. To them that is far more important than a Texas land deal that stinks to high heaven and a legal dispute which suggests the company has not a shred of corporate integrity.  The FCA may well consider a share suspension, ahead of that the shares are a nil brainer slam dunk sell/short This is superb research. Enjoy! 

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72 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Let's flash mob AIM Regulation tonight on 2 matters

It is my penultimate Sunday in Greece and I consider the idiot Mark Drakeford and special hurdles I face in returning to Wales. I have spent the afternoon poisoning frigana in the snake fields. Photos tomorrow but I discuss that. Then I ask listeners to do a final chip in to raise another £495 to see loathsome pig Neill Ricketts sweating in court. Please donate HERE. Finally, I ask you to send 2 emails to [email protected] tonight. One on Central Copper resources and why the IPO must be stopped and one on why sleazy Tim Yeo must be sacked at Powerhouse Energy (PHE).

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72 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation, the FCA & broker Brandon Hill – Central Copper Resources IPO

Yesterday I flagged up the IPO of Central Copper Resources, a company set to list on the AIM sewer this week. There are numerous reasons why it should not and I have today written to AIM Regulation and broker Brandon Hill asking the former to intervene and putting the latter on notice

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72 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Now just £800 needed!

Ian Westbrook is now just £800 from making loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat in Court in January like the pig he is. Please keep those tenners, twenties and fifties coming in HERE. I look at today’s bombshell on the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) and explain why that makes it a slam dunk zero. Then it is Central Copper resources where I am sending out numerous emails to get its AIM Sewer IPO strangled at birth.

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72 days ago

Alpha Growth – where is the Prospectus?

I first commented about Alpha Growth (ALGWon 8 April 2021 and the absence of a Prospectus in respect of its issue on 8 March 2021 via a placing of 187,500,000 shares at 2 pence per share.  The placing represented over 77.8% of existing ordinary share capital of Alpha prior to the placing.  The broker which organised the placing was Pello Capital which, as of Friday, is operating under restrictions imposed by the FCA, that is to say it cannot write any business at all other than allowing clients to transfer out cash and shares to other brokers.

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73 days ago

After another A level fiasco, This useless Government has a cunning plan of which Baldric would be proud

Yesterday I published a chart based on data nobody disputes showing that the percent of kids getting top A level grades had rocketed in the two years in which grades were based on teacher assessment, rather than sitting exams. I reproduce the chart again as it is striking. There are two possible interpretations:

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73 days ago

EXPOSE: How can AIM allow the IPO of Central Copper Resources and hope to be taken seriously?

On 14 July, a company called Central Copper Resources announced its intention to list on the AIM Sewer. On 22 July, a schedule one announcement came out stating that the IPO was expected ”early August”. In light of what I reveal below, I would argue that if AIM Regulation is to have any credibility at all it must stop this IPO now.

 
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73 days ago

Headlam – as suspected, “materially ahead of current market expectations”

Early in July we noted shares in Europe’s leading floorcoverings distributor Headlam Group (HEAD) looked a recovery buy at a 495p offer price, considering there clear potential for outperformance of forecasts based on the trading momentum and the operational improvement programme being implemented. A “Pre-Close Trading Update” sees the shares currently at 528p. Is there still further upside?

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73 days ago

EXPLOSIVE ANALYSIS: Proof that [email protected] Capital’s business model is flawed

Silence remains on whether the CEO of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME), Alessandro Zamboni, has covertly sold all his shares. If I was him I would because, as I shall demonstrate below, its business model just cannot work. Forgive the deep drill on accounting but if you follow my lead you will see more evidence that Supply has misled investors and is a zero.

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73 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – shares up on ‘trading and commercial update’, much further to go

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has made a “Trading and commercial update” including that sales are ahead of its expectations for the first six months of the year and that it “believes it is in a strong position to meet or exceed its full year sales forecast”. The shares have currently responded up to 49.5p but there looks much further to go.

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73 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pello suspended by FCA, the past present & future (an explosive dossier on Saturday)

I look at the shock suspension of trading by the FCA of City broker Pello. I look at Braveheart Investment Management and how Trevor Brown has made £7.5 million from pump and dump while mug punters have lost up to 85% on one pump and 60% on another. Finally, tomorrow will see an explosive dossier on the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). It is a zero.  Meanwhile, Ian Westbrook has now raised £19,105 on the make loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like a pig appeal. We need just £895 to hit target so keep those £10 and £20 donations coming HERE

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73 days ago

Cenkos on Optibiotix

As I explained in bearcast yesterday I have thought Cenkos forecasts for Optibiotix (OPTI) too cautious for a while. Yesterday’s update rather vindicates me. Anhow here is the house broker’s latest note.

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73 days ago

Have mug punters finally wised up to the king of the penny share pump Trevor Brown? Braveheart still 80% overvalued

As I write, shares in Braveheart Investment Management (BRH) are 11% off at 27.25p valuing this crock where Trevor Brown is the CEO at £11 million. But now that folks appear to have wised up to the pump and dump activities of Brown, what is fair value? I suggest 5p and here is why.

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73 days ago

Video: the blowoff top for equities is here

Analyst Michael Oliver focuses on bubbles in equity markets and says that the S&P indicates a top while momentum is waning. He argues that bear markets typically begin with a gradual arm-wrestling decline and often no crashes, which he expects will occur. Michaels proprietary volatility indicators are now showing a similar pattern that we saw in 2008.

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73 days ago

As Record A level Grades are announced in Airstrip One the Ministry of Truth reminds us that there is no grade inflation

The chart below is, the Ministry of Truth reminds us, testimony to the hard work of teachers and students alike. Suggestions that we have seen massive grade inflation since results were driven not by kids actually sitting exams but by teacher assessment are vicious lies spread by Emmanuel Goldstein. Thanks to Big Brother more and more of our young people will win more and more prizes for educational excellence.

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74 days ago

My neighbour Charon pops in to the Greek Hovel – are there really 20 or 30 snakes in those rocks?

Like most folks in Kambos my neighbour is actually called Nicho but his lugubrious manner and habit of appearing unannounced and tapping you on the back as you wield a strimmer earned him the nickname, on this website, of Charon some years ago. When I say neighbour, his house is about 600 yards as the crow flies away, one fold upwards heading towards the mountains: the walk up a winding track is about a mile.

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74 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel for Bryan's Mrs - yes there are snake repellent canisters

Reader Bryan says his Mrs does not believe that there are any such things as snake repellent canisters. Here is the photo to prove that there are. There are three of them “live” here at the hovel each about 10-15 yards from a corner of the house. You are told you only need two on diametrically opposing corners but I always have three up

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75 days ago

Letter to FCA - how many shares in [email protected] Capital does CEO Alessandro Zamboni actually own?

I cannot see a reference to this on the Supply @ME Capital (SYME) website but some folk think it is 26% of the equity. I think it is 0% and following the posting of THIS document, it strikes me as important that the truth be known. If the CEO has dumped his entire holding, why would any sane investor own the stock? I have written to the FCA as you can see below.

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75 days ago

BREAKING: Queen's Lawyers take Julie Meyer to court over unpaid bills, Judge accuses her of lying and says she faces jail for contempt

Do you remember the poltroon Julian Pike of Farrer & Co who trolled me on behalf of Julie Meyer and harassed whistle-blower John Galt?  He was also slammed in Malta for attempting, allegedly, to bully a magistrate with long emails on behalf of Meyer. It seems Ms Lingerie on Expenses MBE failed to pay her bills of £200,000 forcing Farrer & Co, lawyers to the Queen, to take Meyer to Court. The bombshell ruling is below.

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75 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - I am back poisoning the frigana

Long-time readers of this website will be well aware of what is now an eight-year battle with frigana here at the Greek Hovel. In 2014, I cleared more than 2,000 square metres of this awful plant, a bit like holly, which can grow from an inch to become a 20-foot tree. Since then, I have battled it with the strimmer and with poison.

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75 days ago

Photo from the Greek Hovel - an angel in a hat

Okay I am biased as I am Jayarani’s dad but as we sat in the square in Kambos having a late breakfast, you must agree that – wearing my hat – she looks angelic. If you do not, you need your eyes tested.

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75 days ago

What is the point of lock-in contracts? Darktrace £143.53m shares dump

Darktrace (DARK) floated on May 4 at 250p. Great play was made in the lengthy prospectus of how stacks of existing shareholders were locked in, legally bound to hold their shares for 6 or 12 months. Except this is all meaningless gibberish.

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75 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Two Beauties and three wretches

I start with a discussion on the forest fires in this region of Greece then move onto the impending total humiliation of Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer after today’s shocker HERE. Then I look at [email protected] Capital (SYME) asking if its boss owns any shares at all. He certainly does not own 26% as claimed. Then I look at the Optibiotix (OPTI) trading statement  discussing it and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Finally back to a wretch: Versarien (VRS) and its shite results which show why we must get Ian Westbrook over the line – he is now, with a slightly extended deadline – just £1775 shy of making the loathsome Neill Ricketts sweat in court. Please keep giving those tenners and twenties HERE

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75 days ago

Versarien Results are truly diabolical

It is hard to know where to begin with the results from Versarien (VRS) for the year to March 31 2021. They are, at every level, just utterly diabolical. However much the morally bankrupt PR spinners at Yellow Jersey – who else would act for such scoundrels – try to polish the turd, it is still a turd.

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75 days ago

Meet Craig Inglis – a moronic Saltire flying Scottish troll from LinkedIn

Craig Inglis used to be a soccer referee and before that he was manager of the Raith Rovers supporters club. You can see his profile here. He is now apparently a full-time investor. I suggest he is a moron. He asked to “connect with me” two weeks ago and last night I accepted his offer. Quick as a flash this morning he has pinged me and we have had the following exchange. Where do these morons come from?

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75 days ago

Ian Westbrook crowdfund update – after a late large donation, appeal extended as just £1890 more needed to see Ricketts sweat

There was a large donation late yesterday and that means that brave Bulletin Board commentator Ian Westbrook, aka Club Sandwich, has now raised £18,110 of the £20,000 needed to see loathsome pig Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like the AIM CEO he is with a January Court appearance. As a result…

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76 days ago

Things that became racist in 2021 Number 765 – a 2 billion year old 42 ton boulder

Just like coffee, women’s hockey, women’s underpants, sand, covid, inviting your relatives and friends to your own funeral, dating a person of colour or not dating a person of colour or fancying Rishi Sunak or Priti Patel, a 2-billion-year-old rock in America is now officially racist and has been relocated to avoid giving offense to students of colour. I kid you not.

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76 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - hosting 2 refugees at the Greek Hovel

I start with the refugees which leads nicely into the vicious and Orwellian attack by Channel 4 News on Steve Brown of Orcadian Energy (ORCA) where I am a loyal shareholder. What has happened here is a direct attack on free speech, an attack by the media itself. It is horrific. Then it is onto Versarien (VRS). Ian Westbrook may well be within £1950 of being able to make the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts sweat like an AIM CEO so with 22 hours to go, please keep donating HERE. Meanwhile, Neill is up to his old tricks of disseminating over-egged “news” via non RNS means as I expose HERE. Surely the Oxymorons must act?

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76 days ago

Forest Fire and global warming report from the Greek Hovel

You will, no doubt, have seen the reports of huge forest fires hitting southern and central Greece and might just have wondered if the hovel has yet been affected. Yes and No.It is okay, its occupants are a bit jittery.

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76 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation & The FCA – UK Oil & Gas, did it bury bad news during open offer?

I make no accusation here against UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its boss Lyin’ Steve Sanderson. It is just that the recent timeline of disaster looks rather compressed to me. And given Lyin’ Steve’s form for er…lying, I have dropped the note, below, to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation, cc’ing the woke dullards at the FCA since this relates to the conduct of an open offer.

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76 days ago

Zoetic & its covid excuse that bears no scrutiny

The fraud Zoetic (ZOE) said, on 17 May 2021, that its results for the year to 31 March 2021 would be out in July (2021). But instead of delivering its numbers, it served up trading statements on July 1 and July 29 and last night said that covid had caused delays and the results would be out in August. That is both a lie and an admission of a rule breach.

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76 days ago

Video: This is the Financial Bubble to End all Bubbles

Asset manager Peter Grandich says that during his forty year career, financial markets have changed to become high-tech casinos. Spot on!

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76 days ago

Michael Gove’s soon to be ex Mrs Sarah Vine serves up 100% fake news on Margaret Thatcher, coal and global warming

The soon to be ex wife of Michel Gove, Sarah Vine, is – for reasons I have never been able to fathom – paid vast sums to serve up a weekly diet of complete bilge in the Mail on Sunday. If Mr Gove is looking for an excuse for his historic drug use, I’d suggest that having his Mrs read her column to him each week is one that would gain the sympathy of many. Today, Vine deals with Thatcher, coal and global warming prompted by Boris Johnson telling an unfunny and factually inaccurate joke last week.

 

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76 days ago

BREAKING: Versarien's Nomad should be quitting over this

Shares in Versarien (VRS) are being pumped by Bulletin Board speculation that the company has won a “major role” in HS2. If that is the case Versarien should announce the deal with hard numbers via an RNS.  But it has not, it has leaked the story to “Punchline” the No 1 source of Business News in Gloucester. And then cult followers have spread the link all over the internet.

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76 days ago

Here at the Greek Hovel “it was the best day of my life” said Joshua

I hope that he will have better days ahead but what happened last Thursday has transformed the little chap’s holiday. Until then, going in the pool had meant standing in the shallow end or hanging onto his daddy’s back. I have got him kicking and he managed the odd, very brief, doggy paddle but that was it.

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77 days ago

Reasons to #DefundtheBBC No 967 - lying just to placate the radical trans lobby

Woman’s Hour should be renamed People’s Hour in light of the tweet below. For the BBC seems to think that people have periods just as it has previously suggested people get pregnant. Nope the word it is looking for is “women” but that might offend those who insist that such narrow definition of gender is offensive to some folks in these fluid times. Whatever. 

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79 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pure unadulterated bull from the Zoetic fraud

While I was recording bearcast Zoetic (ZOE) announced that since promising results in July on May 17 – by when it would already have done much of the audit work – it had discovered all about covid so would not now be releasing, what will be piss poor, results (for the year to March 31 2021) until this month. Good news travels fast, bad news is delayed. The real reason for the delay is explained in this podcast. I also cover discussions with the regulators on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), [email protected] Capital (SYME), the John Story episode and getting the shyster resigned from Escape Hunt (ESC). I speculate on what he did next. And there is a final appeal for Ian Westbrook. Do not let the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts win by default please donate HERE

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79 days ago

Impellam – half-year results, recovery but more to come?

International staffing group Impellam (IPEL) has announced results for the first half of the year and that it is seeing “increasing positivity in our customer demands for our managed service and talent solutions across our markets”. This sounds encouraging.

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79 days ago

BREAKING BOMBSHELL: [email protected] Capital - is CEO Alessandro Zamboni dumping his entire holding via an undeclared Equities First type deal

You may remember the Equities First Holdings (EFH) scandal which we did so much to expose? Fine chaps like the fraudster Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) would take out a loan at a big discount to the value of shares pledged. They did not care as they knew the shares were way overvalued. The “lender,” EFH, would dump the stock at once so locking in a profit and when the shares fell a bit more the borrower would default. Easy! How to dump your entire holding in a worthless company while saying you were not. A document filed at Companies House, below, but natch not admitted to via RNS suggests the CEO of the fraud [email protected] Capital Alessandro Zamboni has (again) been reading the Rob Terry playbook.

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79 days ago

Verditek – as ever London Stock Exchange Rules do not apply to a company run by a Tory Toff

Over at Powerhouse Energy (PHE) the chairman is branded a liar by a High Court Judge but because Tim Yeo is a Tory Toff he gets to keep his job. At Verditek (VDTK) – the company that repeatedly announces big contracts to ramp the shares ahead of a placing only for the contracts to evaporate once the mug punters have ponied up, the Tory Toff in charge is Lord David Willetts. Because the good Lord is a just the sort of fine fellow to whom we should all doff our cap, normal AIM rules don’t apply.

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79 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so what is wrong with being a proven liar and a director of an AIM Company?

First up thanks for all the tenners for Ian Westbrook. We still have two days to hit the £20,000 make loathsome Neill Ricketts sweat target and are now on £14,694. We are still talking to two potentially generous donors so please do keep the tenners flowing HERE to stop the Versarien (VRS) penny share huckster winning by default. Then onto lying on AIM and also covering up bad news with late releases. I look at [email protected] Capital (SYME), Verditek (VDTK), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Cellular Goods (CBX), Escape Hunt (ESC) and, of course, the fraud Zoetic (ZOE). The stench of chumocracy corruption is tife in the City as liars go unpunished. It is most depressing.

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79 days ago

UK Oil & Gas: yes it is a Turkey! Its official.

Do you remember a few days ago when Lyin’ Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) issued an RNS to tell us about the operational problems at the Basur-3 drilling site in Turkey, the one last drilled before England won the World Cup? No. For Lyin Steve neglected to tell us about that bad news as AIM Rules suggest he should have. But fear not the problem has been solved, well sort of.

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80 days ago

BREAKING: Margin calls at Zoetic force John Story to break Cellular goods lock-in & dump shares – is he fit to remain a director at Escape Hunt?

In May of this year I put it to Mr Neil Thapar, the PR supremo of Cellular Goods (CBX) that John Story was selling some of his 15 million shares in the joke David Beckham pot play, even though he was a lock in not set to expire until 26 August this year. Thapar pooh poohed me. Today his company fesses that Story has indeed breached the prospectus lock in.

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80 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Matthew's Dog will be on cloud nine as I am so angry with Nigel, the corrupt Sunday Times and with MyHealthChecked

First up, after I nudged Paul Staines (Guido) we did get that hat tip as you can see HERE. Cheers Paul. I then look at Babcock (BAB), Boatman Capital and the corrupt deadwood press, Minoan (MIN), the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its missing results, Kefi (KEFI), [email protected] Capital (SYME) and the missing shares and then at MyHealthChecked (MHC) where I expect the shares to zoom within weeks but which is causing me to spit nails.

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80 days ago

DS Smith – disposal agreement further aligns it with FMCG and e-commerce customers

DS Smith (SMDS“is pleased to announce the proposed sale of its De Hoop paper mill in the Netherlands to De Jong Packaging for a cash consideration of €50 million (c. £43 million)”. Good news from this leading provider of sustainable paper-based packaging?

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80 days ago

Versarien – another source of cash flow strains exposed

The Bulletin Board cult followers of the dog Versarien (VRS) never look under the bonnet at hidden horrors. That is why critics such as Ian Westbrook are so useful. Ian has now raised more than 70% of the cash needed ro make loathsome stock hustler Neill Ricketts sweat with a court hearing. He has six days to raise the rest. Please donate, even if it is just a tenner, HERE. If the full £20,000 is not raised you get your cash back. Please give now. So what is this little horror i have stumbled across?

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80 days ago

Lies, damned lies, rich lesbians, poor gays and statistics

Lesbians earn 7% more than straight women, gay men less than straight men – some academics don’t understand data, just in this case damned lies and statistics. This is all nonsense.

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80 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: this is all about the loathsome bully and stock promoter Neill Ricketts

This is all about Ricketts who runs the worthless POS that is Versarien (VRS) trying to bully his critics into silence. Please listen and if each listener agrees that Ricketts must be stopped and donates £10 here we will stop him. Please donate NOW!

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80 days ago

The Fraud Zoetic – letter to FCA over two more rule breaches

The FCA should have thrown the book at Standard Listed Zoetic (ZOE) when – with the shares at 76p on February 3 2021 – I passed it this damning dossier. It did not and Zoetic and its bent band of advisers, led by the journalist smearing mother Henry Harrison Topham of Buchanan,  have taken this inaction as a cue to breach the disclosure rules in the most blatant way knowing that the FCA are toothless woke dullards. With the shares at just 43p to sell (and 43p overvalued) I have written to the FCA asking that it act on the latest rule breaches with, at the very least, a public censure.

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80 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: MyHealthChecked & Zoetic again, on the latter big questions raised

On MyHeathChecked (MHC) I tidy up all the loose ends from yesterday’s options storm and i am confident that the greedy management have behaved in this way as the shares will head higher. On the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) I discuss the purchase of the domain name Chill.com and all the questions that throws up. I do know a bit about buying domain names and this is not what it seems. Then I cover the 2 questions that its financial adviser, Nick Harriss at Allenby and its scumbag PR Henry Harrison Topham will not respond to and which i will be taking up with the FCA tomorrow. It strikes me these are slam dunk rule breaches.  Nick, at least, used to care about such matters.

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80 days ago

GlaxoSmithKline – second quarter results, still a recovery buy

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced second quarter of the year results, including stating “strong commercial execution” and “we are likely to deliver full-year Adjusted EPS towards the better end of our guidance range”. So where now for the shares?, with they currently having responded back up to 1400p.

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80 days ago

Video: Fed Will Be Caught Between Inflation and Market Crash

A final melt up followed by an 80% market crash? This David Hunter chap is a cheery fellow is he not?

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82 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - picking up my share of the 2020 olive harvest and an offer to you all

My business deal on my olive trees with Nicho the Communist is over two years so that he gets half the profits fromm a bad year and half from a good year, these things run in cycles. 2020, when I could not muck in as the Mrs was giving birth back in Britain, was a bad year. The oil produced was enough to cover the fees of the Albanians who do the actual work, after leaving 15 litres for my own use. My fear is that this year will not be very good either and I have invited Nicho up to the hovel for a swim, a drink and an inpsection.

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83 days ago

Superb video: Jezza's Brother Piers Corbyn stung taking brown envelope by AstraZeneca "shareholder"

This is a superb video Gotcha. Congratulations to those responsible.

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84 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek hovel: trekking to the second castle we can see from our home - Kapetanakis

The 15th century castle of Zarnata sits on the hill overlooking Kambos and as you loll in our pool, its ruins can be seen clearly on the skyline. But look closely at the view from the hovel down our land and in the far distance you can see another structure on the skyline, Kapetanakis, and yesterday Joshua and Jayarani accompanied me on a visit while the Mrs did some of her very important work in lovely Eleni’s Kourounis taverna.

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84 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel: From hell towards heaven

I do not like Kardamili. A few hours detention in its Police station thanks to a bent cop and an even more bent hotelier did not cause my dislike but it did not help the cause. Though a pretty town, Kardamili is very expensive and, worse still, it attracts the biggest tossers in Europe, swarms of them. The Mrs, however, quite likes it.

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85 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel - Joshua and I fail with our exploration

The Greek Hovel sits on top of a hill. On the hill opposite, the one heading towards Kambos and which is a bit lower, stands the abandoned convent. As you head up into the mountains behind us, the dips between hills get shallower and the climbs steeper. The mission Joshua and I undertook was to discover an 1850s bridge and a route behind our hill and the next one “up” to the village or Orova. What follows is a record of our failure.

 

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85 days ago

An inconvenient truth global warming map of US states

Another begging email arrives in my inbox from woke hustlers Avaaz. It tells me that European floods are unprecedented and a sign of climate change. Of course you and I know that German flood levels have been much higher many times in the past. It is just that flood defence work (so passe) and listening to warnings about rising river levels (so last millennium) have been abandoned as the powers that be wet their knickers about climate change & spunk taxpayers cash accordingly. Meanwhile, Avaaz wants me to look at temperatures in North America and panic. We have literally months to save the planet so how about I send some of my hard-earned cash to Avaaz so that it can pay its woke staff a fecking fortune, oops I meant save the planet. It all sounds so simple but it is a lie.

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85 days ago

Tom Winnifrith praised and thanked by a regulator yet again as another PLC forced to correct crooked accounts signed off by KPMG

Sometimes when I read what BBMs write about me even I start to wonder if I am a bad guy even though I know all their defamatory slurs are false. But those who matter know otherwise and also take me seriously. Today, another letter arrives thanking me for my work which has caused another PLC to have to restate crook accounts. The Sheriff of AIM vs Eden Research (EDEN) and KPMG (again). For the second time in 4 years my work has spurred the Financial Reporting Council to act against Eden & KPMG.  I have now lost count of how many such missives I have received from my good pals at  the FRC but it is quite a lot. The letter is below.

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85 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A day when ShareProphets is covered in glory (again)

Yet again I have been thanked by the regulator for exposing cooked PLC books. Not that this will stop BBMs from defaming me in all the usual ways but those who count know we matter. So I discuss Eden Research (EDEN) and KPMGThen there is Peter Brailey’s amazing scoop. Ta Guido for the hat tip (not!) – I discuss Powerhouse Energy (PHE) and Tim Yeo the sleazebag ex Tory MP.  Then I turn to Verditek (VDTK) as it misleads again c/o the AIM Shit of the year Richard “Gollum” Gill as his green ponzi bond deadline approaches. Finally there is the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) where my target price remains 0p after today’s dire admission. Add to your shorts.

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85 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation: Yeo must Go from Powerhouse NOW!

Peter Brailey has the scoop on all the nationals. Ex Tory Minister sleazy Tim Yeo has been accused by a judge of lying under oath as he was found guilty of failing to appropriately discharge his fiduciary duties and now bankrupt TMO Renewables.

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86 days ago

BREAKING Zoetic – disastrous second business update & no results: an unpolishable turd

The fraud Zoetic (ZOE) said it would serve up its final results in July. Instead on July 1 we had a trading update and today we have another trading update. If results really are out before the weekend why rush out a second trading update this morning? This is smoke and mirrors time as the trading news is absolutely dire and the absence of those results should alarm even the most moronic of morons.

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86 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I have never read such total bollocks in my life in an RNS

An early podcast as Joshua and I are off exploring for an old bridge and a back road to Orova shortly. In today’s bearcast I look at Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) – a cause for extra ouzo tonight as Ron Pilbeam gets the order of the boot after my missive to the FCA – at new IPO Spinnaker Acquisitions (SPAQ) which looks like an overpriced nest of vipers and finally at the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) whose RNS today is just complete and utter bollocks.

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86 days ago

EXPOSE: St James House – a shocking history of related party disposals

In the last couple of years, St James House (SJH) has made two separate disposals in respect of its payments business to a company MDC Nominees Limited which is wholly controlled by its in-house barrister Mr John Botros.  The first two disposals generated very significant profits for St James as it disposed of insolvent businesses for only £1. St James has now sold a third payments business in the same way.  The details of all three transactions are summarised below:

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86 days ago

Is loathsome Neill Ricketts scoring the biggest own goal in business history?

At time of writing, the Versarien (VRS) share price is 29.55p, below the crucial 30p support/resistance. If it hits the low 20s or high teens in the next month or two I don’t think anybody except the die-hard bulls on ADVFN would be surprised. And the company is due to release some numbers soon, expected to continue the pattern of declining revenues and to show profitability as far away as ever. With the number of covid cases declining sharply (and very welcome it is too), the bounce in revenues from selling graphene-enhanced face nappies will prove to be very temporary indeed, I suspect.  

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86 days ago

So farewell Ron Pilbeam, dodgy share dealer of Predator Oil & Gas infamy - breakfast ouzo for the ShareProphets team again

The curse of ShareProphets strikes again. Those who view us as toothless can go post defamatory remarks on chatrooms while sitting in their smelly underpants in their social housing. Meanwhile another bent PLC director bites the dust thanks to our good work.

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86 days ago

[email protected] Capital – More CV Bull-shit

In my article of 22 July, I revealed the piss poor CV of David Bull, the new Non-Executive Director for [email protected] Capital (SYME). In the career summary issued via the RNS, he managed to omit key facts such as his close links to outgoing Chairman Dominic White (in his capacity as a Non-Executive Director of Dominic White’s Eight Capital Partners Plc) and his prior role as CFO of now suspended AIM share PCF Group Plc (PCF) caused by a number of deficiencies in PCF’s financial control and reporting function.  

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86 days ago

St James House – a deeper dive into 2021 results

Nigel has already covered the low lights for the St James House (SJH) results for the year ended 31 January 2021 with its significant loss on ongoing activities and the train wreck of a balance sheet but as ever with St James it is worth a deeper dive to really understand what is happening.

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86 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Been there, done it, bought the T-shirt

I end with another appeal for brave Ian Westbrook. We are now just over £7,000 from making Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like the loathsome pig he is. Please do donate HERE. I start with a comment on Kefi (KEFI) from the horse’s mouth, and a look at the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), Deepverge (DVRG), Moonpig (MOON), Uru Metals (URU) and the Zak Mir top of the market call.

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86 days ago

The High Street Group mini-bond disaster – now the finance Director has jumped ship

On its website, The High Street continues to claim it is worth £1.5 billion currently and will be worth £3 billion by 2023. So, it was curious to see that on 8 July 2021, the High Street Group Plc filed a termination notice for Joanne Bell dated 18 June 2021.

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86 days ago

The ultimate top of the market sell signal - Zak Mir to list an investment company

If this is not a sign to sell all your shares I do not know what is. The list of rogues with zero experience of managing money but who are veterans of ramping penny share frauds and promotes who are involved here is such a massive red flag.  Lift Ventures was set up with £50,000 from the paid for penny stock ramping site LSE Share Talk on 13 May. The lead director who, it appears, will be managing its investments is Zak Mir who has never managed other folks money in his life bar the generous handouts he got from his parents as pocket money when at Harrow.

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86 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: PR firm takes its knob off the Block

Forgive the crude title or love it if you are Matthew and his dog. I could not resist. I start with a discussion of the tyranny of village facebook pages prompted by my latest spat with some villagers of Holt in Wales HERE. Then I look at Kefi (KEFI), Zoetic (ZOE), Kanobo (KNB), [email protected] Capital (SYME), Block Energy (BLOE) and the bitcoin pump by America’s Neil Woodford and others. Ian Westbrook is now at just under £12,000 and has ten days to reach £20,000 to see the loathsome Neill Ricketts at the next stage. To call the bluff of the Versarien (VRS) bully, please donate HERE. PS Darren points out it is the 26th not the 27th. He is correct.

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86 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel – the escape hatch

If you want to get from the top floor to the three bedrooms on the bottom floor here at the Greek Hovel, you normally just go out of the front door and down the stairs to enter via either the bat room or the rat room, Joshua’s bedroom, which leads onto the main master bedroom. But there is a plan B.

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88 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - the restaurant in the mountains with the most stunning view

The gorge into which those chaps were murdered by a lad from Kambos a few years ago, had their bodies thrown stretches from the sea right up to the higher taygetos. On the way to Kambos, the main road passes over the gorge just above a stunning 1850s bridge I visited a few years ago. Last night, we headed for supper with Guardian-reading loons L&G in their home village of Vorio, much higher up in the mountains. Their view over the gorge is quite amazing as you can see below.

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88 days ago

Photo from back in Wales - sheltering from a Thunderstorm

Not Byron and Cam Hobhouse in Zitsa but cats Sian and Quincey back in Wales and snapped by a kind friend who went round to talk to them. No doubt someone in Holt will be dobbing them in on the village facebook group for non mask wearing and a failure to social distance. These cats are what i miss most about life back in Blighty which tells you a lot about how Airstrip One appears from abroad right now.

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88 days ago

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - the shares I bought today

It is one company on AIM, it is for my pension and my reasoning is explained in full in this bonus podcast.

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88 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No I am not buying Red Rock or Open Orphan tomorrow or any Ben & Jerry's ice cream

I start on the issue of PLCs with unpaid bills from lockdown. There will be some catch-ups and icebergs ahead. Cineworld (CINE) is a case study. Then the stock I am buying tomorrow. It is NOT Open Orphan (ORPH) or Red Rock Resources (RRR) as some of you think and I discuss both. Then to Ben & Jerry’s and its hatred of the Jewish state. I am tempted to buy a share in Unilever (ULVR) to go to its next AGM.

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88 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the thief in the night is now free

Good news: the mule with my money arrived last night. I shall buy the shares at 8.30 AM Monday and serve up a bonus bearcast/bullcast to explian my thinking then. The rest of today’s podcast covers inflation, the genie has escaped but what should you do?

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89 days ago

A matter of timing as we wander down from the Greek Hovel: there is always avrio (tomorrow)

There was a pressing urgency in heading down early to the little village of Kambos for our Sunday lunch. We are now being good about eating breakfast and at least one other meal each day up at the hovel where – at some expense – I have installed a full kitchen imported from across Europe with a Range Cooker, a Belfast sink and other facilities. But once a day we eat out.

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89 days ago

A man with 14 followers on twitter runs a poll on who is most untrustworthy - guess who wins?

Well cripes! Blow me down with a feather, I am less trustworthy than John Terry ( the ex footballer) and Catholic priests. So say 43% of the 49 morons responding to this poll. Hmmmm, commended multiple times by the regulators for exposing fraud flagged up by Panorama for the same. But I guess I should ignore all of that and take on board these peasants tapping away their anonymous bile from the spare room at the Council House. Whatever… When you attract this sort of moronic attack and trolling from such obvious non-entities you know you are doing something right.

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89 days ago

Video: Gold Has not YET Responded to Negative Rates (it will)

Asset manager Michael Gayed notes that this year has been remarkable in many ways. That is a bit of an understatement.

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89 days ago

Wm Morrison – Apollo Global Management update, take profits?

We previously updated on Wm Morrison Supermarkets (MRW) including noting Apollo Global Management stating that “it is, on behalf of certain investment funds managed by it, in the preliminary stages of evaluating a possible offer for Morrisons” meant that we could still see further upside potential with a competitive bid situation developing. There has now been a further announcement from Apollo.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my money still on a donkey, the dimmest PR going & a refresher on goat milking

I apologise for a late bearcast. I was meeting up with my mentor on goat milking. Meanwhile brave Ian Westbrook is now half way to target to ensure that bully boy Neill Ricketts does not steamroller his second biggest critic - please do donate HERE. After 24 hours I still cannot tell you what shares I will be buying. Maybe on Monday. In the podcast I look at Ptredator Oil & Gas (PRD), Simec (SAE), Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and  Acceler8 Ventures (AC8) where my take may surprise you. 

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89 days ago

Friday Caption contest - Zak Mir's pumping of Remote Monitored edition

During the early months of this year Zak Mir was the hero of numerous bulletin boards but notably those for [email protected] capital (SYME) and remote Monitored Systems (RMS) for his almost non stop buy calls and ludicrous price targets. By contrast in calling out Supply as a fraud and Remote as an overvalued POS, I was the villain of the tale. With shares in both companies heading south at a rate of knots I invite you to consider the cartoon below and offer up suitable captions in honour of my good pal the Sith Lord. Post away in the comments section below. Do your worst.

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89 days ago

Video: one more melt up for the Dow before a repeat of dotcom crash & lines in the sand for Gold and Silver

Patrick Karim is a technicals based trader so take what he says with a pinch of salt but he makes a few big calls. 

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89 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems Trading Update (in name only)

That is because there really is no trading. But the update does contain an explicit warning that the cash is going up in smoke fast. This is a shocker. Some turds can be polished but PR man Graham Herring at IFC will not have bothered with this one. It is just a rough and ready turd au natural. And that makes the valuation a joke. BTW Graham: I wonder why the shares have fallen so sharply in the couple of days ahead of this awful update? It is a coincidence I am sure.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If Ron Pilbeam has not broken market rules either I'm a banana or the rulebook is a joke (or both)

Is the sound okay? The arrival of the Mrs and Jayarani means a change of recording location. I start with Peter Brailey’s Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) expose. If the FCA does not come down on director Ron Pilbeam like a ton of bricks we might as well all give up. Then I look at Vast Resources (VAST) – a total bargepole stock where I sniff a deeply discounted placing  – then challenge you on two counts regarding Online Blockchain (OBC) before considering Argo Blockchain (ARB) its strangely worded RNS today and whether it will still be solvent on St Ledger’s day. 

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Could Argo Blockchain explode within weeks?

A frantic morning of tidying sees Joshua and I ready to face the Mrs, we head to Athens shortly. Ahead of that I suggest a new gender test for the Olympics. In the main podcast I look at bitcoin, Argo Blockchain (ARB), Fevertree (FEVR), coping on a meltdown day, Nightcap (NGHT) and St James House (SJH).

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so I am going to buy some more shares

I shall explain why and what tomorrow. But I eat my own pudding in that I believe the recent sell off in small caps offers opportunity. But for some companies, notably those with funding issues it could be very bad news. I discuss [email protected] Capital (SYME), its director Mr Bull and its mother of all death spirals, Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) where the cash, its only asset of value,  is disappearing fast and Versarien (VRSwhere I urge you to back Ian Westbrook TODAY as its 2 death spirals really start to bite. I also comment on Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) which looks to be a can of worms and Loop Up (LOOP) where maybe I am just a bit dim but isn’t it pointless?

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89 days ago

The Fraud Frontera – now can the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood and Nomad Cairn explain this?

Fat Bastard Malcolm Graham Wood takes fees from companies to write (positively) about their shares without disclosing the payments. He will do this for any company even proven frauds such as the late lamented Frontera Resources (FRR) which is why he is the whore blogger. His defenders insist that he is fundamentally honest but can they explain this away?

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89 days ago

[email protected] Capital Chairman walks – release total Bull

It was on July 1 that Evil Banksta sent me a job advert for the non exec chairmanship at [email protected] Capital (SYME) asking me if I was thinking of applying. With no wish to add chairing a fraud to ,my CV I declined but I assumed that Supply had already announced that Dominic White was off. Schoolboy error!

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89 days ago

Letter to FCA – Ron Pilbeam and Predator Oil & Gas: how can this possibly be legit?

Yesterday Peter Brailey exposed certain pre placing share trades in Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) by executive director Ron Pilbeam which I commented on in bearcast HERE. I cannot see how the FCA can stand idly by on this one and thus I have dropped the woke dullards a note demanding an urgent enquiry. The letter is below:

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89 days ago

NOW It really is the time to back Ian Westbrook against the Versarien bullies

The Morons who believe in the cult of Neill Ricketts and the cash guzzling POS that is Versarien (VRS) think that Ian Westbrook (Club Sandwich), the Bulletin Board poster Ricketts wishes to destroy will fail to raise the £20,000 needed to keep his defence going. They are wrong. Here is one cultist posting on ADVFN today. Hap tip JD:

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89 days ago

I was left penniless by a conman says Versarien boss Neil Ricketts

No sniggering at the back please. This press article from 2011, the year the loathsome Neill Ricketts founded that great British company Versarien (VRS) is presented without comment.

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89 days ago

Oi Corero: sales are vanity, cash is reality, your trading statement is meaningless and your valuation is a total rum ‘n’coke

I say that sales are vanity but today’s “record” half year trading update does not seem to have much to boast about in that department and as to profits? Er… dream on. For Corero (CNS) that is the stuff of shagging Cheryl Cole land. It is pure fantasy.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Me and the rent boys

In today’s podcast, I discuss the two big media stories of the week: GB News getting no viewers at all at some stage last week and the idea that social media posters should have to disclose their identity. That is where the rent boys (non) issue comes up.

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89 days ago

Letter to the FCA – Enquiry into Wildcat Petroleum IPO needed now

This is pretty clear. Even the woke dullards at the FCA should be able to sort this out with one phone call demanding that Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) produce its bank records from 30 December 2020 to 31 January 2021 or maybe later. I have sent the letter below.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Will gold hit $18,000 - do I have to mention Cheryl?

I start with events on the Isle of Man and general covid lunacy and how that makes everything – including MyHeathChecked (MHC) – such a gamble. When will this track and trace madness stop? It is sheer insanity. Then I look at the gold price reviewing my portfolio and finally a few words on today’s expose on Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) where the silence of its scumbag advisors is deafening.

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89 days ago

Shame on Peterhouse & the FCA – the corporate resurrection of disgraced Charlie Wood and a good pal of Pete Landau

Such was the scandal when Charlie Wood was ousted from Attis Oil & Gas (AOGL) I thought that the London small cap world was rid of a wrong’ un we would never see again. I was wrong. London markets have no shame or standards. Thanks to Peterhouse Corporate Finance a man not fit to run a public lavatory let along a public company is back.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - why the hell should someone on an average wage fund a 3% pay rise for my sister?

I start with the 3% pay rise for all employees of the envy of the world which once employed the late Harold Shipman. It is quite dreadful. Then I look at Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Parsley Box (MEAL) and Audioboom (BOOM).

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89 days ago

Video: If Interest Rates Go Up, the Bubble Pops - this could be a 1929 re-run

Alasdair Macleod, Head of Research For GoldMoney kicks off with the Fed’s levels of reverse repos and quantitative easing of 120 billion a month. Since the banks can’t absorb all the extra liquidity-seeking returns, he points out that the Fed must step into the market.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: so what exactly would the puritans attacking Phillip Morris demand?

In a short podcast, I look at why our leaders are the laughing stock of the world and also at the M&A Activities of big tobacco. What exactly would the puritans demand?

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89 days ago

An alternative stockmarket alphabet for Joshua - thanks to reader R

I noted, the other day, the joys of teaching Joshua to read. A is for Apple, B is for Bear etc. Reader R has an alternative alphabet though, I suspect, the Mrs would not approve of either of his suggested C’s.

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89 days ago

Headlam Group – a recovery buy?

A trading update earlier this month from Headlam Group (HEAD) included “total revenue for the year-to-date is now in-line with the 2019 comparator, having been slightly below for the four months to 30 April 2021” and “the company’s Operational Improvement Programme delivering revenue growth opportunities and cost improvements”. This combination suggests there is further recovery value in the shares.

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89 days ago

The mask jihadis of Holt insist that I hate this entire village near Wrexham – I am their Emmanuel Goldstein

I should stress that there are few out and out loons in the village of Holt in which I live when not here in Greece. But, as there are in every village in England and Wales, there are some and the covid scandemic has allowed such souls to flourish showing virtue as they boast of wearing masks in the bath and tut tutting at anyone who dares question the cult. As I did yesterday with my “modest proposal.”

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89 days ago

Trading a bad stock like IQE

There are two ways of viewing IQE plc (IQE). One, mine, is correct. The other, as pushed by the share promoters, the numerous corporate brokers and financiers who see its constant demands for fresh debt and equity as something of a gravy train, is not. Let’s start with those who are wrong.

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89 days ago

Video: Gold is at the START of a ten year bull market - $18,000 oz is the target

This will be music to the ears of our in-house gold loon Nigel Somerville. Trent Norris from Sterling Capital is a gold bull but a silver mega bull. He believes the mining sector is in an excellent buying opportunity at that we are near the start of the cycle, which usually lasts a decade.

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89 days ago

BREAKING: Did Wildcat Petroleum tell a monstrous porky in its very first RNS?

If the FCA was not staffed by such useless mothers, it would have forced Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) to issue a brand new prospectus just 6 weeks after its December 30 2020 listing as it announced a whole new business strategy. But the FCA is not fit for purpose so it will, I expect, ignore black and white evidence that the very first RNS issued by Wildcat was a whopper of a porky. On the (sub) Standard List who cares?

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89 days ago

St James House – a good start by the new Directors but it is still a bargepole stock

Since my last article on St James House (SJH), the Tintra connected Directors on the Board of St James House have been busy and there has been a flurry of announcements in July.  But what they face is an Augean stable.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: For a change talking my own book

First up, would you rather listen to Joshua on Dinosaurs than to me on shares tomorrow? He thinks he is the world’s greatest expert but perhaps we should see how he fares on the Sunday quiz if Darren yields to his demands and has some dinosaur questions in it first? In today’s podcast, I look at the FCA’s new business plan, at ADVFN (AFN) and why Yair Tauman need to put up or shut up, at Online Blockchain (OBC), [email protected] Capital, Seed Ventures (SEED – in detail – and en passant the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and Orcadian (ORCA) which I backed pre IPO and which Peter Brailey writes up HERE.

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89 days ago

You could not make it up: the latest FCA proposal, take a knee to Saint Greta & Carrie bloody Antoinette

There were you and I thinking that the job of the Financial Conduct Authority was to protect consumers and to tackle financial crime. Well think again, welcome to its latest master plan published yesterday.

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89 days ago

IQE and what it does not say in its trading statement

Crafting a brief one side of A4 trading statement as chip maker IQE (IQE) has today is not exactly a great effort. This is not translating the complete works of Shakespeare into Hungarian and then onto Welsh. So if something is left out, you must ask why?

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Another fail for the FCA and more to come!

Happy Bastille Day to our listeners in France. Here another day of swimming and cooking for guests. In today’s podcast, I look at Verditek (VDTK) and the latest missive from Gollum, the investment whores at Proactive, the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) & its death spiral and finally more thoughts on today’s Winnileaks special on MC Saatchi and what it says about the useless FCA when it comes to tackling white-collar crime. Finally a few words with Cliff Weight of ShareSoc re Financial Promotions.

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89 days ago

Winnileaks shocker: Jamie Hewitt, Saatchi, the bombshell emails and an (again) failing FCA

On his LinkedIn profile the former CFO of M&C Saatchi (SAA) Jamie Hewitt says: “After 15 very good years at M&C Saatchi as Global CFO, I decided to leave in search of new and exciting CFO challenges. I am particularly keen to identify and work with fast scaling media and tech businesses, in either a permanent or interim role.” Before hiring Jamie, Prospective employers may care to check out this Winnileaks expose, a report from PWC into accounting fraud at Saatchi from December 2019.

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90 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - Nicho's Albanians clear the way to the humanure pits

I have long gazed at olive terraces on the other side of the valley and elsewhere in Greece and wondered, with some envy, at how flat and clean they look when compared to my frigana strewn land. But this year, my business partner in olive harvesting, Nicho the Communist, engaged some Albanians to clear our terraces out and the result is a wonder to behold. The first photo is the view from directly behind the house. 

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91 days ago

A Modest Proposal for the Orwellian mask jihadists of Holt

Provoked by the sheer silliness of some of my neighbours back in the last village in Wales, I signalled my opposition to mask wearing on the village Facebook site last night. The response, as you’d imagine, has been Orwellian. And as such, I have a modest proposal for the face nappy jihadists…

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91 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel - Jayarani takes to the pool in her Burkini

I am not sure that the Mrs is not being a little over sun-sensitive when baby Jayarani makes brief forays into the pool. Anyhow, Jaya’s costume is a full burkini and she rather enjoys being swooshed around by her parents. At other times, as you can see, she just sits in a large plastic ring chillaxing as her elder brother splashes anyone else he can find. Even yesterday as the skies again darkened and a wind blew through the olive trees, the temperature was just perfect.

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93 days ago

Photo article: dark clouds above the Greek Hovel herald the arrival of the Mrs

This was the scene as Joshua and I left the Greek Hovel yesterday afternoon. Dark clouds gathered among the high Taygetos mountains. Would there be a break in the hot weather that has held sway for so many months here in the Mani? Or was this just a portent of the arrival of the Mrs?

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94 days ago

Giles Coren, the late Dawn Foster, Owen Jones, cancel culture and the sad decline of Fleet Street

Dawn Foster was a young journalist who has died aged just 34. Surely we can all feel some understanding for someone dying so young? Not Giles Coren of the Times but he is not really the villain of this piece.

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95 days ago

Returning to the Greek Hovel from Kitries again seething with resentment

The Mrs arrives tonight. So last night was the last one of the boys’ holiday with Joshua, the longest time he has ever been parted from his mum, three and a half weeks. There have, surprisingly, been no tears although it is clear that he cannot wait to see her again. And we have had a good time on our road trip and here at the hovel. To celebrate the end of part one of our break, I took him to Kitries for supper.

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95 days ago

A welcome cat at the Greek Hovel but not THE cat

Greeks treat cats pretty badly. Anyone who has been here at a tourist hotspot will have been pestered by thin-looking moggies at more or less every restaurant in town. When the tourists go, the weak ones die or are killed by the locals. Only the strongest survive on rats and mice until the tourists arrive again. It is all rather brutal and something the natives would rather that tourists did not dig into, too much.

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96 days ago

Feelings of shame and treachery as I sample the new restaurant in Kambos

The Guardian-reading lefties L&G had invited Joshua and me for Sunday Lunch at the new restaurant in the Kambos town square, the one with starched white tablecloths run by the grandson of Old Miranda. But the night before, Joshua and I wandered down for supper and I suggested that we try the new place for ourselves. Don’t get me wrong.

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96 days ago

Almost the most gargantuan of schoolboy errors made

Joshua and I have been counting down the days to the arrival of the Mrs and Jayarani. All was planned to enable us to pick her up at Athens tonight. Joshua had even organised a pool party with the mad Guardian-reading lefties L&G for Wednesday to celebrate the reunion. We had tidied the Greek Hovel with the energy and drive of a swarm of bees and were preparing to erect the baby cot this morning. Then…

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96 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - preparing for the arrival of she who must be obeyed

That is to say the Mrs. Today she is at a family wedding. Tomorrow night she will be at the hovel and after three weeks of creating mess as only men can do, Joshua and I are now hard at work sorting that out, as you can see below. Joshua rightly recognises that if the house is a mess, I, not he, will be in trouble but showing a touching loyalty is now mucking in and is a keen user of our newly acquired hoover.

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99 days ago

Tern – rewards for failure

After yesterday’s latest tin rattle by Tern (TERN) to raise up to £4 million gross at 18.8 pence per share, a discount of 16% to its grossly over inflated share price, I have had a look at its performance over the last four years.

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99 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel: a man diagnosed as Educationally Sub Normal at 4 teaches his 4-year-old about letters

Those who comment on my frequent typos may not be surprised to hear of this early diagnosis, prompted by the fact that my sister T – 15 months younger than me and a girly swot even at that stage – was more advanced in the reading department than her older brother. It was not until I was seven and interviewed by Jack Marshall the head of the Warwick Junior school that this cloud was lifted.

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101 days ago

A new Greek lockdown, even Lovely Eleni has had enough

I have yet to update you all on the dynamics of the, now four, eateries that surround thde small square in the centre of Kambos, the village closest to the Greek Hovel. As Greece implements new laws to make life for all four of them that much harder, it is topical.

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101 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: for the second time I question Ariana

Forgive the late bearcast but the local members of the Guardian reading classes came round to swim with Joshua. In today’s podcast I look at Ariana Resources (AAU), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and ther IPO frenzy with especial reference to Revolution Beauty and Forward Partners (FWD)

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101 days ago

Video: Are You Ready for the Next Big Move in Metals?

Analyst David Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics starts with what to look for in the coming metals rally and why it’s challenging to pick tops and bottoms. Any experts that claim to be able to do so accurately are, he argues, questionable.

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102 days ago

Feargal Sharkey highlights the ESG hypocrisy of big finance

Always spotless, green and neat, The smoothest woke spin gets them. I misquote, of course. But I am sure that the lead singer of the Undertones, who produced the classic My perfect cousin, now that we have a CD machine here, often playing this year at the Greek Hovel, will not object. These days Feargal spends his time campaigning on river quality. What else would an ageing punk do? The tweet below demonstrates the hypocrisy of big finance on ESG matters.

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102 days ago

Ex Vast Resources director Brian Basham names paid BB ramper in damning email to FCA

Fleet Street Legend Brian Basham was once a director of Vast Resources (VAST) but resigned in disgust at what he saw as blatant corporate malfeasance. He has been urging the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and the woke dullards at the FCA to act, so far, without success. His latest missive to the FCA has fallen into the hands of Winnileaks and makes accusations that surely demand a response. It is shocking and it is below.

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102 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: those magic words "I have 700 Euro for you here in cash" worked perfectly

I start with swimming pool news then look at today’s shocking Vast Resources (VAST) expose HERE. Then onto Berkeley Energia (BKY) – another reason to be glad about Brexit – then onto Cineworld (CINE) and Nightcap (NGHT). I save my football take for my own website HERE.

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102 days ago

Photo from the Welsh Hovel - grounds for divorce surely?

I refer not to the photo but to another matter. The photo is included because it is amazingly sweet. Even a hard-hearted old chap like me can be sentimental.

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102 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - Joshua kicks off the pool swimming season

Finally, fifteen days after our arrival, the pool man said we were ready to go. There were dark clouds over the mountains so the swimming pool does not look as blue as it does this morning, but Joshua and I went for our first swim here of the summer. The water was lovely and warm, though not too warm. It was perfect! Today, our first guests for swimming arrive, the Guardian-reading loons L&G. Joshua enjoys splashing L who seems to take it well so that should be a highlight of his day.

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102 days ago

Natalie Elphicke MP, Darren Grimes et al hang your heads in shame for your tacky attacks on Marcus Rashford

The poor lads who missed penalties for England last night have been subjected to all sorts of wholly undeserved abuse. I wonder how many of those handing out the abuse have ever taken a penalty. It is not that easy. And to do so in front of 60,000 spectators knowing it really matters must bring unbelievable pressure. Those who did not score must be feeling terrible and – as human beings – should have our sympathy, not be attacked.

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102 days ago

Iconic Labs – Toxic Dave Sefton continues to screw shareholders over that missing £1 million

Iconic (ICON) has had administrators appointed to it since 4 June at the hand of Toxic Dave and company’s shares have been suspended since 7 June.

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is AIM more of a corrupt cesspit than when this site started eight years ago?

I start with bad news from Olaf, then consider football before – at length – answering the question in  the title.

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103 days ago

Justin the Clown – this is the real corruption of Vox (in his own words)

I questioned the other day whether Justin “the Clown” Waite was somewhat lax in his personal holdings disclosures with regards to penny share dreadfuls that he was pumping and, perhaps dumping. But that is not the real scandal of Vox Markets where the clown is not only an employee but a director. And who has revealed the real scandal? The clown himself!

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103 days ago

Graham Wood – vile enforcer of the cult of Versarien

We have seen previously, through his emails, group chat posts and postings to ADVFN bulletin boards, how Graham Wood had many deeply “interesting” interactions with Versarien management, including CEO Neill Ricketts. It seems that as far back as May 2017 Wood ‘popped’ into the Versarien offices apparently at will whenever he was in Cheltenham (only 27 or so miles from where he lives), where he was exposed – deliberately or accidentally – to highly price-sensitive information which he then relayed to other investors in a series of thinly-disguised nudges and winks. He also openly admitted to meeting Versarien company officers for friendly little chats, relaying what they said in bulletin board posts the next day. None of this is in question, it is all backed up by his own words in verifiable emails and bulletin board posts.

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103 days ago

The London Stock Exchange and its inadequate response on Jub Capital Management LLP

On Thursday 8 July 2021, the London Stock Exchange published its Disciplinary action against Jub Capital Management LLP.  Investegate |Stock Exch Notice Announcements | Stock Exch Notice: N16/21 – Disciplinary action against a member firm.  Within the text was the statement that “No fine is to be imposed, taking into account the firm’s financial condition, but in other circumstances the Exchange would have sought a fine of £300,000.”  It is hard for outsiders to assess LLP’s financial position because its accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 are overdue but presumably it would be unable to pay the fine given the loss of its status as a member of the London Stock Exchange.

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103 days ago

John Meyer, SP Angel and ii - a perfect fail for transparency

Nomad and broker SP Angel of the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) infamy specialises in shite penny dreadful mining stocks and its lead analyst is John Meyer who also has a gig doiing videos for interactive investor. And here John and ii score a perfect fail for transparency.

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Will the soon to be ex NED birds at the FRC stop whining & would I buy Crystal Amber?

We have our first visitor at the Greek Hovel this year, an odd fellow, so Joshua and i have been tidying hard. My son really was very helpful at putting together the new hoover, I’d have been lost without him. In today’s podcast I discuss soon to be ex NED’s whinging about lack of diversity at the FRC and why they are so wrong. Then I ask whether I’d buy Crystal Amber (CLS) as surely i will make 20% in five months. Er…no.

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103 days ago

Video: is it worth betting on deflation?

Precious metals analyst Jonathan Mergott considers that since everyone is betting on inflation making a big time comeback perhaps the contrarian trade is where to be.

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103 days ago

Losing my shirt and my temper as England lose deservedly & those I come to despise

We can talk of awful fouls and the penalty curse but should not deny that Italy played better football and deserved to win the European Championship. No doubt many of us are still in denial on that matter today but the statistics do not lie. I say this as someone who came into the tournament not supporting England for a range of reasons but who was won over by the charm of the young squad and of the manager and by the way it seemed to unite and give joy to the whole country. All of those involved in England did their country proud. I shall now go back to supporting Northern Ireland, but in this tournament the match against the Hun was the key turning point for me.

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103 days ago

Will you help crowdfund Ian Westbrook to see bully boy AIM CEO Neill Ricketts of Versarien faced down in Court?

Loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) seems intent on destroying his Bulletin Board critic Ian Westbrook in order to preserve his good name. Really I meant that – seriously, stop sniggering at the back! But Mr Westbrook is not backing down and has hired the legal team which has helped me see off so many bullies who are working at a very reasonable rate to defend the brave Westbrook. But costs will mount up so Ian, Club Sandwich on the boards, has launched a crowdfunding operation to raise an initial £20,000. I ask of you two things:

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Beware extrapolationitis re MyHealthChecked

Joshua and I visited Kardamili of Paddy Leigh Fermor fame this morning and more on that later. In today’s podcast, I cover Catenae (CTEA), en passant the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), and MyHeathchecked (MHC) where I caution against extrapolations but suggest why I think the shares should or could double. PS Joshua’s second name is Patrick, he is named after the great man who was a good friend of my father.

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: C'mon Cheryl love - forget the health spa, how about a break in a Greek Hovel, half way up a mountain in the snakefields?

Hat tip to Roger for pointing out what Britain’s leading chanteuse is missing out on as she celebrates her 38th birthday. No it cannot be true can it? Elsewhere I look at Hurricane Energy (HUR) and the antics of Crystal Amber, at Verditek (VDTK) and at how TR1s are abused by penny share hucksters and rampers.

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103 days ago

Dukemount Capital – the most pernicious form of share ramping and two death spirals

When a director of a listed company is interviewed by a fine fellow such as my old friend the Sith Lord Zak Mir or Justin “the clown” Waites there are restrictions on what he can or cannot say. Of course some directors ignore the rules and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation do nothing. But there will be at least a note of caution in making ludicrous claims. But in recent times there has been more evidence of a get-around.

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103 days ago

Of course I’d never sack Malcolm Stacey but if I was going to do so it would be today

I would never fire Malcolm or indeed any writer here for what they write (within reason). This website believes in free speech so folks can say what they think even if it involves a brutal attack on a company in which I own shares. That is why, I think, our writers enjoy working here rather than on other sites where they would, I am sure, earn more. However… for a brief millisecond today, Malcolm pushed me hard…

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Buying a hoover in Kalamata

Obviously the big excitement was the snake but Joshua and I also faced down mask fascists as we bought a hoover in Kalamata. Most of today’s bearcast concerns the antics of Justin the Clown, Boston International (BIH), the rash of IPOs and what it means and Argo Blockchain (ARB).

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103 days ago

No Justin "the Clown" Waite of Vox Markets you are not the Messiah, you are a very naughty boy

Hat tip to a reader who, for some reason, was prepared to listen to a string of podcasts by Justin Waite and had still retained enough of his sanity at the end to pass on this little expose about the unscrupulous clown.

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104 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Too many schoolboy errors on the navigation front - finally back at the Greek Hovel

Joshua and I are back, at last. It is all my fault, he was very understanding although he blamed me. In today’s podcast I explain this and then look at Morrison’s (MRW), Zoetic (ZOE) and [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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104 days ago

Video: Americans have never been more exposed to a stockmarket that will crumble if not crash

Writer Steve St. Angelo of the SRSrocco Report says that the Fed’s Treasury purchase isn’t money creation; instead, it destroys it. Therefore, QE is not inflationary as many believe. This process is supposed to lower rates and thus increase public borrowing. However, QE is destroying money velocity and gradually ruining the economy.

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104 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A dividend from ADVFN, whatever next...come in Cheryl!

In today’s podcast from myself and Joshua in Delphi, I look at G3 Exploration (G3E), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), ADVFN (AFN) and Dev Clever (DEV).

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104 days ago

UK Oil & Gas – almost as predicted, after the pump....

I warned that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was passing the hat around yet again to the bucket shop community at 0.17p. Almost right. Thanks to Bulletin board morons lapping up the horse, Lyin’ Steve Sanderson spouted on its Turkish prospects it has managed to raise £5 million at 0.18p. And there is also an open offer at the same price but with the spivs already flipping, the shares are 0.185p so I cannot see much more cash being raised. How long will this latest bailout last?

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104 days ago

After 2813 days it is ouzo on cornflakes time for the Sheriff of AIM as G3 declared insolvent

2813 days ago after being jerked around and threatened with legal action by its odious PR man, I, nonetheless, published the bloody dossier on Green Dragon Gas, which latterly became G3 Exploration (G3E). Though it has been obviously bust for a while, today it was forced to admit to it. Shame on that PR man, shame on boss Randeep Grewal and shame on those who promoted this enterprise. Today, after almost a year of denial, the Fat Lady has sung.

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104 days ago

Video: the great Ron Paul warns dollar panic will lead to economic collapse

Ron Paul for President! Sadly he never made it past the Republican Primaries. America is not ready for a honest, sound money libertarian yet. But the good doctor is still my hero. In this new video, Dr Paul discusses the need to reduce the size and scope of government. He argues that people today rely on the government too much, and politicians can’t resist taking advantage of this dependence. It’s like an addiction, and stopping it is a problem. The plunge protection team has done a miraculous job of propping up the market. But, unfortunately, Paul argues, the dollar will continue to decline, and inflation will result in the prices of everything going up.

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104 days ago

AEX Gold – Nalunaq and exploration update, Buy

AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced an update on progress at its flagship Nalunaq project and that it has also applied for a new exploration licence in Greenland.

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104 days ago

Tern Plc – Wyldy unimpressive results for Wyld AB - if only BB Morons crunched the real numbers they'd panic

As Nigel revealed in his article on Friday, the IPO onto Swedish Nasdaq First North market for Wyld didn’t exactly wow with the shares falling 30% below its IPO price closing at Swedish Krona (“SEK”) 7.60 compared to the IPO price of SEK 11.00.

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104 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Am I, as a Glaxo shareholder, sexist for saying that a CEO who underperforms should be fired?

Joshua and I are about to have pancakes and a swim and then set out on the next leg of our road trip. A few photos from yesterday’s tearful encounters are HERE. In today’s podcast, I look at the smears that establishment folk like Alex Brummer are using to defend an establishment woman who has failed to deliver, the grotesquely overpaid CEO of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Emma Walmsley. I want her to pack her bags too and explain why she should.

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104 days ago

Video: A Brilliant Dutch parody of English sports

This is so good it is almost plausible. Having fallen very much out of love with soccer in recent years and not being a natural Eng-er-land supporter, I have started to reconnect and like everybody else, I prepare to cheer the three lions tonight. But this is how our friends in Europe see us…enjoy

 

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104 days ago

Photos of the Greek Hovel for Olaf's first headmistress

You may remember that, aged three, Olaf gained admission to a wonderful school in North London after a rigorous interview by headmistress Mrs P. The first question was to me “how is your father?” for Mrs P was the ex of my father’s oldest friend, “vicious”, who was also my godfather. I sense that Mrs P would detect Olaf’s innate brilliance and she would gain a place despite an appalling comment from Big Nose on the virtues of the National Curriculum. That was a schoolgirl error for Mrs P is delightfully old fashioned. Mrs P is a relatively new reader of this website, approving of my views on a range of subjects, and has asked for a few photos of the Greek Hovel to which she knows she has an open invitation. Here goes.

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104 days ago

Our first guest arrives at the Greek Hovel – the Bruce Springsteen expert & our first lunch on the new table

Joshua and I had a day or so’s notice so yesterday tidied frantically. Even the bat room, of wildlife diversity invasion infamy, now looks pretty spotless. Compounding our triumph of being able to assemble a vacuum cleaner with twenty parts, we also managed to get the washing machine with Greek only options and instructions to work. And thus everything damaged in the bat room, Olaf’s bedroom should she pass covid tests and pitch up next week, is now clean and, if you can rid your mind of the thoughts of its former inhabitants, ready for use.

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106 days ago

Shock horror in Kardamili, will Paddy Leigh Fermor be spinning in his grave?

I have noted before that despite its beauty, I am not a great fan of Islington on Sea, Kardamili, the small Greek Town where Paddy Leigh Fermor built his home here in Greece. It is not the town nor the locals that offend me so much as the hordes of rich North European tossers who go there each year, especially those from Islington and similar places back in Blighty. Rich, remoaning, patronising superior sorts.

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106 days ago

Wildlife diversity horror at the Greek Hovel Part 2

No photos this time as, unlike with the snake, this time I was called into action to despatch the latest horrors to emerge.

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106 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek hovel - wildlife diversity horror part 1

So Joshua and I were driving back to the Greek Hovel this afternoon and had turned off what is known as Slater slope at the top of snake hill and were driving through the 800 yards of  olive groves that lead to the Hovel. At the start of that patch in a section owned by lovely Eleni of the Kourounis taverna is an old well which I have always viewed as the sort of place a snake would hang out. And thus guess what I spotted?

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108 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Another gotcha for the Sheriff - this time it's Bidstack, bailout placing at 2p

In today’s bearcast with myself and Joshua recorded in Metsovo, I comment on MyHealthChecked (MHC), Boots & EasyJet, the blooming Poulden Lenigas bromance, on Zoetic (ZOE) and on Bidstack (BIDS). More ouzo tonight methinks. 

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108 days ago

Red Rock Resources – Andrew Bell responds to hat eating let-down says shares will hit 10p

I have yet to work out how to find a hat to eat as per my bearcast the other day regarding Red Rock Resources (RRR) but its boss Andrew Bell thinks I am being beastly to him and unfair and has posted a detailed rebuttal on the comments section. I suppose this merits a wider audience. Do you think I am too harsh on Bell? Here is what he says:

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108 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Disagreeing with Nigel on Ariana and disagreeing with PL on Bluebird/Southern Gold

I record this early in the Greek morning as today is a road trip day as Joshua and I head to Vlach land. I cover two stocks I own – Ariana (AAU) where I am less excited about a special dividend than is Nigel. I reckon its strategy is wrong. And Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) where I explain why PL’s suggested proxy purchase of Southern Gold is not as smart as he thinks it is.

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108 days ago

Argo Blockchain – takes out bitcoin backed loan – where has all the money gone?

On 8 March 2021, a couple of weeks after directors dumped millions of pounds worth of shares at 243p, Argo Blockchain (ARB) raised £26.8 million at 200p. So where has all the money gone?

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108 days ago

Zoetic – more bluster but drill down on the US and this is a lack of sales & missed targets warning

The fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) has announced the launch of its Chill brand in the UK. So what? The brand is almost unknown and without any real cash to create brand awareness sales will impress nobody. Of more interest is news from the US which really should set alarm bells ringing for morons owning this stock.

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108 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: Celebrating the Eden triumph but humiliated by Andrew Bell again

I start with logistical issues. Thanks to Andrew Bell and Red Rock Resources (RRR), I need to find another hat to eat on video. This may take a while but I am a man of my word. I discuss Red Rock and why Bell has let me down. I end with a picture of where I was at lunchtime with Joshua celebrating today’s personal triumph re Eden Research and KPMG. Then I look at Verditek (VDTK) where surely the FCA or the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation must act now. Today’s news begs more questions for the AIM Shit of the year 2012-20, Richard Gill, aka Gollum. Then onto Hurricane Energy (HUR), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and Eight Capital Partners (ECP) part of the [email protected] Capital (SYME) swamp.

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108 days ago

Another day yet another FRC Vindication for the Sheriff of AIM – Eden Research accounts restated (again)

On February 5 2021, for the second time, I reported Eden Research (EDEN) to the Financial Reporting Council, the FRC, claiming that its accounts were crook. Back in 2017, the FRC agreed with me and forced Eden to restate its numbers which had been signed off by KPMG. Well guess what….

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108 days ago

Verditek Full Year numbers: the contract lies exposed – will Gollum update his crowdfund pitch?

Will Richard Gill, aka Gollum, the AIM Shit of the year 2012-2020, update the Crowd For Angels green ponzi bond prospectus to reflect the lies exposed by today’s full year results from Verditek (VDTK)? I doubt it. Remember that in the run-up to an October 2020 £3.5 million fund raise, this company announced EIGHT sales contracts.

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108 days ago

Align’s disgraced Dr Green halves his target price but reckons Bluebird shares could quadruple

The journalist-smearing, Sefton fraud-enabling PR man turned analyst and all-round tosser Dr Michael Green has updated the world with his take on Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) after yesterday’s news.  While his initial coverage was patently ludicrous with a target of 34.79p which I rubbished HERE, the latest note is less bonkers with a target of 16.72p. That is about twice my own target for Christmas, as I explained HERE, but here is the note from the disgraced Green. 

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108 days ago

Brokerman Dan and Union Jack Oil – I am not panicking: buying opportunity

Shares in Union Jack Oil (UJO) are 9% lower at 29p thanks to an article penned by my friend Brokerman Dan suggesting that all may not be well at the West Newton drill. Ho hum, a quick break from afternoon playtime with Joshua as calls go out from the Greek Hovel.

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108 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Even now I reckon Bluebird could double this summer

In today’s bearcast from myself and Joshua who I am having to bribe to be quiet, I look at Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), TrakM8 (TRAK), more smoke and mirrors from the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) and the joys of watching tonight’s football here in Greece with my friend Nicho the Communist and the rest of a village where the Hun are not wildly popular.

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108 days ago

[email protected] Capital Piss Poor results – Part II more grotesquely misleading information in the March 2020 Prospectus

If you were not convinced that [email protected] Capital (SYME) was a con by my analysis of yesterday’s results HERE, how about a second dose? We already know that the March 2020 Prospectus for Supply contained materially inaccurate financial information in respect of the balance sheet because it stated that the unaudited proforma statements of net assets were £226 million which included £224 million of intangible assets.  In the interim accounts for the period ended 30 June 2020, shareholders discovered that there were only £1 million of net assets which included intangible assets of £1 million caused by an incorrect accounting treatment adopted in the Proforma Financial Information. But we now know it is even worse. 

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108 days ago

Photos from Desfina - the David Cochrane trail goes cold

Joshua insisted that we spend an extra day in Delphi and why not? It was an excuse to head once again to the village on the other side of Mount Kochran, Desfina. My father and I always disagreed about this.

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108 days ago

Photos from the Greek Road Trip 2021 - and now to Kochran mountain and Delphi

I had explained about the Oracle to young Joshua, take to your wooden walls and all that. But what fascinated him about Delphi is the man he terms “my great, great Uncle” that is to say David Cochrane. I have covered his death in 1931 many times here and his portrait hangs in our kitchen back at the Welsh Hovel.

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108 days ago

Video: Current Monetary System makes Gold even safer

The author of the annual “In Gold we Trust” report Ronald-Peter Stöeferle has titled this year’s dossier “Monetary Climate Change” and the reports cover shows the Statue of Liberty drowning in debt. Ronald is trying to show the lack of sustainability of the US monetary system.

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108 days ago

Atalaya Mining – AGM and Mineral Reserves statements, Buy

Atalaya Mining (ATYM) has made AGM and Reserves statements, including emphasising “substantial, unexploited mineral resources in the vicinity of our modern 15 Mtpa mill and related infrastructure, together with a very prospective land package with world class exploration potential, offer compelling opportunities for continued growth of our company”. So what’s led to this statement?

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109 days ago

A few more pictures from the Metsovo road trip 2021

You have already seen the whole town of Metsovo from Anelion, on the other side of the valley, HERE. And yesterday I considered how this Vlach town in Greece has only been under Greek rule for 109 years HERE.

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109 days ago

Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer's star speaker - Mark Borkowski, a PR man for a crisis

Not distracted by the HMRC and IRS pursuing her for millions of bucks in unpaid taxes or by the criminal investigation into her activities at the FCA, Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer is holding another conference, this time in the Greek island of Mykonos on 4-5 October. Do not all rush to book. She has just unveiled a star speaker. According to an email Winnileaks has been sent from Ms Meyer…

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109 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: [email protected], Hurricane & Tern - 3 joke valuations

I start with an update on life at the Greek Hovel. I am contemplating a long road trip for myself and Joshua to the far North this week. More on that later. Pro tem a few thoughts on [email protected] Capital (SYME), Hurricane Energy (HUR) and Tern (TERN).

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109 days ago

Just how do I reply to this?

Over a series of articles dating back to late 2019, I have shown beyond any reasonable doubt that Appbox Media/One True View are two parts of a giant boiler room scam. I now fear that more than £50 million has been raised from mug punters by high pressure salesmen and it is clear from recent statements that they will lose the lot. Yet still some folk seem unable to accept it. I received this email today.

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109 days ago

[email protected] Capital Dismal Results – Part I revenue and going concern

The headline results of [email protected] Capital (SYME) were, as I predicted, piss poor: revenue was a mere £1,147,000 and the loss for the year was £2,964,000.  The balance sheet shows net liabilities of £452,000 and net current liabilities of £1,332,000. 

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109 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No water, pool not ready, the problems of life in paradise

Nothing about shares in today’s bearcast, the first from Joshua and myself at the Greek Hovel. But reflections on the past 24 hours instead.

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109 days ago

Impellam Group – a recovery buy?

The latest results from staffing group Impellam (IPEL) included it emphasising “we are well placed to take advantage of a return to growth”. We have longer-term macroeconomic concerns, added to by the response to Covid-19, but do accept there is strong upcoming macroeconomic recovery potential. Many stocks in the recruitment sector have already responded, doubling and much more but here a current 294p to buy compares to a low of 220p and we see recovery potential back to 375p+. That makes the shares a recovery buy.

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109 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - reflecting on share buybacks at Domino's and elsewhere

I recorded this last night. I hope that by the time you listen I am on my way to Greece. Fingers crossed. The title of this podcast is self-explanatory.

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109 days ago

Photo Article from Anelion and Metsovo - War!

My new Israeli friend from the Metsovo hotel pondered why Israelis are so frantic and busy while in Greece life is all about “avrio”. He speculated that it was because his country is a young one and has suffered so many wars. I pointed out that Greece is not that different. Below, you see Joshua at the war memorials in the small town of Metsovo and tiny village of Anelion. Anelion first with fewer names.

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110 days ago

Photo Article from the Bridge at Arta

From Zitsa, Joshua and I headed down the old road to Arta. There was no time to visit the trout farm or the entrance to the underworld or even a museum to the war of 1912-3 which I will be writing about later, for we were already running late and Delphi, even by motorway, was many hours away. But Joshua was fascinated by the story of this bridge which kept on falling down until its builder was told to enmure his daughter in it and did so. It has stood for many hundreds of years since.

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110 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Road Trip - back to 2012 in Zitsa and the world's greatest baker, I feel awful

It was in the small town of Zitsa that Lord Byron sheltered from a thunderstorm when riding with his friend Cam Hobhouse in 1809. Poems from that episode duly followed. My Aunt L, to whom I chatted today from Delphi on Cochrane matters, married a Hobhouse but it was not that 1809 sheltering or Byron that took myself and Joshua to Zitsa yesterday. 

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111 days ago

A fine bromance...

You may think of David “Horse Hill is bigger than Saudi Arabia” Lenigas in many ways. But it appears that the shameless penny share promoter has one big fan. It is almost touching.

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112 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the 3 reasons Matt Hancock should have resigned this morning whatever his job

I start with l’affaire Hancock and what it says about standards in public life, whether politics or the corporate world in Britain today. For three reasons, not including the fact that he is useless or the act of infidelity, he should be fired. He will not be. I then consider late results with reference to Ariana (AAU) and the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) which is now – perhaps – just three working days from slipping down the plughole leading to the sewer of insolvency.

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112 days ago

It is almost as if it wants to distract from looming bad news: Remote Monitored has another spoof announcement

They keep on coming, these spoof announcements which will make bugger all difference to Remote Monitored Systems’ (RMS) cashburn currently running at seven grand a day. I suspect this is to butter the morons up before admitting that the Francis McIntyre million face nappies a month deal has gone up in smoke. We were told on May 4 that it would be up and running again within two months. That would be by next weekend. Really? So today’s spoof?

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112 days ago

Video: Central Banks Running Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History says Quoth The Raven

Chris Irons, host of the Quoth The Raven, is an outspoken and entertaining fellow who is pretty much bang on the money most of the time. His core thesis is that modern financial systems are essentially nefarious schemes that benefit politicians and the wealthy.

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112 days ago

What odds the fraud [email protected] Capital shares being suspended next Thursday – statement on missing results needed now?

For a death spiral to work, your shares need to be trading. If they are suspended, you cannot run a spiral. And without its recently arranged death spiral, [email protected] Capital (SYME) and its soon to be bought sub scale loss-making fund manager Tradeflow go bust as they have no cash and are both burning cash. Hey ho. The shares could be suspended as soon as next Thursday morning. The reason?

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112 days ago

Joe Levy you are not alone – conversation in the Metsovo hotel with new Israeli friends

I have written before about Olaf’s godfather Joe. In his mother’s stomach, he left Corfu just in time in 1941 when the Italians were in charge, heading to Egypt and then to Israel before washing up in England. Those Jews who did not get out in time were shipped out by the Germans en masse, when the Hun took over from the Italians, first to Piraeus then, by train, to Auschwitz.

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112 days ago

Photo Article: Tears from Mike the Vlach in Anelion

When I first came here, there was no road from Metsovo to Anelion; you walked down one side of the valley and up the other side. It was steep. Then, a few years later, there was a road winding along the mountains. There was nothing at the edge of it, just a drop. I told Joshua all about a taxi driver chasing rabbits with his car on this road, causing terror to my whole family. My sisters will be delighted to know that there are now barriers on the side of the road but I still took each turn very slowly. I drove so slowly that when I spotted a tortoise, I was able to pull up, stop and lift it to the side. That was, I think, a lucky omen.

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113 days ago

Road Trip Part 1 – now in Metsovo: what would Dad think?

After a delayed start from the Greek Hovel, making sure we had all we needed and shuttering the place up, a bit of a schoolboy error saw me leave the Motorway on the way up to Corinth and thus I found myself on a “short cut” to Patras. That is to say a non-toll old road. What a disaster. 110 km an hour became 60 and I compounded that with a wrong turn. Having seen signs saying Patras 40 km, suddenly there were no signs at all to Patras.

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114 days ago

A road trip from the Greek Hovel to Vlach land

The pool is getting closer to blue here at the Greek Hovel but needs a couple more chemical dumps before myself and Joshua can use it and so while we wait, it is time to introduce him to the Vlachs: road trip!

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115 days ago

Remember how the cash-strapped National Trust promised not to be so woke? #BoycotttheNationalTrust

After its chairman, the loathsome Tim Parker, was forced to pack his bags, I suggested that without a clear out of the entire top management the Trust would continue in its woke ways while firing staff and failing to protect Britain’s land and historic buildings citing a cash crisis. Hey ho, it did not take long for me to be vindicated as you can see below.

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116 days ago

My friend Lucian Miers will be with the German supporters in Glasgow tonight

Though he boasts of his East End heritage, my friend Lucian sometimes says, in his very posh English accent, that he is Scottish as his family has some estates up there funded, one suspects, from the slum housing they once owned in the West Ham heartlands. Lucian is about as Scottish as Rod Stewart or the late Duke of Edinburgh. But tonight he will be filming with a German TV crew in Glasgow.

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116 days ago

My father in Greece: the 25 chickens and penises

My step brother T has sent me a photo of our late father sitting, topless, holding a large chicken and wonders if it was in Greece. It is not terribly flattering so I shall not publish it but it is the sort of memory of an eccentric man you treasure. It reminds me of a story from when we were very young and my father had just returned from a trip to the mountains of Northern Greece. We had stayed at home with mum.

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116 days ago

Things that became racist in 2021 No 476 - a lack of trees

You may remember that among the things that became racist this year were trees. They joined other alt-right offenders such as coffee, fried chicken, women’s hockey and underpants, sand and an ever longer list of shame. Now thanks to that go to publication for the racist list of shame, The Guardian, we have another hate criminal. A lack of trees.

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116 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel: Finally finished after seven years!

I still have planning permission to build another house here in Greece on the site of the old ruin halfway along our land. If I have a windfall from something I might just do it although the Mrs thinks I should prioritise works at the Welsh Hovel. She may be right. Meanwhile, the carpenter who has cursed his mother to so many appointments with St Peter has put the final touches to the Greek Hovel. It really is finished.

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116 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - The view over a pool we cannot use: time for a Vlach Road trip to Anelion?

We now have water and that should speed up the cleaning of the pool. But pro tem, Joshua and I can watch but not use. At least the view is spectacular. But with the pool out of action for another few days, as more chemicals are added, I am seriously considering a road trip.

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116 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel: A large table lands on my doorstep

With the aircon not working, Joshua and I were forced to share the main bedroom which also contains a stand-alone fan. Even so, it was hot and my sleep was not assisted by Joshua kicking me wildly as is his wont. Bring back the Mrs and her snoring. The net effect was that we slept late and when we eventually wandered outside and up to the upper level for breakfast, we found an enormous table sitting at the top of the steps which wind above the bread oven and lead to the kitchen.

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117 days ago

The first Greek holiday without my Dad

There is a Winnifrith family phrase coined by my late father, for reasons I cannot remember, “a beautiful Balkan spy”. In my own family, when the Mrs is giving me, almost certainly with some justification, a bit of grief, I say to Joshua “That’s is it, we are off to Mother Russia where the streets are paved with gold and where we will be served caviar on gold plates by a beautiful Balkan spy who will then let us win at chess.” Having watched a TV show on life in Russia, Joshua is now suggesting that the streets of Moscow may not be paved with gold but he knows all about the beautiful Balkan spies.

 

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118 days ago

My Hero Peter Tatchell goes all Guardian on we mask refuseniks - what happened to free speech & liberty Peter?

The attitude of the Guardian is that if it does not agree with you, you must be an alt-right freak. If it can’t smear you by what you say it smears you by association. It uses the same – utterly flawed – logic that links vegetarians to war crimes via Adolf Hitler. And I am sorry to see my hero Peter Tatchell who has done more to fight for freedom than anyone else in Britain today, disappearing down the same rabbit hole.

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118 days ago

A journey from Wales to Greece - even those making the odd challenge to my mask refusal now have no authority thanks to Matt Hancock

The reasons Matt Hancock should be fired are not that he is useless and incompetent, although he is both, or that he has betrayed his wife and kids, though he has. One suspects if those criteria were applied across Government then there would have to be a monumental reshuffle, starting at the very top.

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119 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - my best ice cream yet

Fresh strawberry ice cream! Yum, yum. A treat for Joshua’s last night in Wales ahead of our trip to the Greek Hovel and for the Mrs to make up for our absence. With strawberry slices melted into the ice cream, it is awesome, possibly even better than the elderflower cordial ice cream. On the subject of elderflowers, the champagne is now really starting to fizz and woe betide the Mrs if she fails to burp it over the next few days. 

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119 days ago

Smell the double standard from the Brexit-loathing remoaniacs - cannibal chickens from Europe

Five years after we voted for Brexit some folks have just not moved on. Remember how trade deals with Trump’s America would be bad as we might eat chlorinated chicken? Or Aussie deals were bad and should be ripped up because the descendants of the criminals gave chemicals to their cows? So i assume that news that the EU is going to allow chickens and other creatures to be fed animal remains, the sort of practice that caused BSE, will see the remoaniacs showing utter consistency and demanding that the UK stops trading with the Evil Empire too? Er…

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120 days ago

Cities Protecting Statues By Disguising Them As Karl Marx - Babylon Bee

https://babylonbee.com/news/cities-successfully-preserving-existing-statues-by-re-naming-them-all-karl-marx

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120 days ago

Eden Research – is it being investigated by the Financial Reporting Council?

On 7 June 2021, Eden Research (EDEN) issued an RNS titled “Notice of AGM, investor conference & Accounts” which included the following statements: 

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120 days ago

The secret of George Osborne’s success is being the "right sort of chap" - Unherd

https://unherd.com/2021/06/the-secret-of-george-osbornes-success/

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120 days ago

Preparing to Watch England vs Germany in Greece – you really are allowed to mention the war

You might just remember that my first night in Kambos, the village nearest to the Greek Hovel, saw Germany take on the Argies at football and, for reasons I am sure you can guess, I supported the Hun. The entire village was rooting for the Argies and I got dirtier and dirtier looks as the game went on, especially from the man who is now my best friend in town and my business partner, Nicho the Communist.

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120 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Buying 2 stocks for my SIPP

In today’s bearcast I consider Verditek (VDTK), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Sosandar (oink, oink) First Property (FPO) , Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and MyHealthChecked (MHC).

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120 days ago

Remote Monitoring Systems 2nd face nappy order but it is still trivial & what about deal one?

We still do not know the status of the first face nappy order announced by Remote (RMS) on March 4 for 100,000 masks and then 1 million every month thereafter. We were told on 4 May that within a couple of months the distributor Francis Mcintrye would be ordering as planned. I sense that with face nappy wearing set to become voluntary in the UK soon that this will come to nowt. But fear not there is news from India.

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120 days ago

Verditek fesses up that there’s been an Italian job but what is the near insolvent company not admitting to?

Okay it is not gold bullion and nobody seems to have blown the bloody doors off but near insolvent Verditek (VDTK) says that £300,000 of stock has been half inched from its Italian factory. The RNS starts with a predictable half truth.

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120 days ago

Just how much do greedy fat cats Julie & Ali at Sosandar need to be motivated? £50,000 becomes £2m as punters get screwed

What follows is a tale of greed and reward for failure. Look at the hard facts and you will, unless you dwell in the 1% sewer of greed, conclude that Sosandar’s (SOS) joint CEOs Ali Hall and Julie Lavington are now poster girls for fat cattery, for greed and are the unacceptable face of capitalism.

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120 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I find this AIM Sewer crony capitalist greed too much to bear

I return to the subject of Sosandar (SOS) – goaded by PL – then to Braveheart Investment (BRH). I discuss companies late filing accounts using the covid excuse – is it not time this ruse was stopped. Then I end with some words on the Manolete (MANO) dog.

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120 days ago

[email protected] Capital – it has been a week, where are its many times delayed 2020 numbers?

The fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) has now postponed its results four times and still they are not out. The mugs who own this stock should be panicking. Firms delay results for two reasons:

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120 days ago

Braveheart – another Trevor Brown spoof ahead of his final share dump?

Does anyone believe a word in an RNS from a company where Trevor Brown is in charge? If you do then I have a bridge in London I am prepared to sell you and an email with an offer you cannot refuse from a General in Nigeria.

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120 days ago

More beer & popcorn at Lekoil – Now those pesky Nigerians pinch the website

The CEO, a NED and the CFO has gone. Lekoil Nigeria – 40% owned by Lekoil PLC (LEK) – accuses the AIM-listed PLC of lying about the reasons for delaying results. The company is downing in debt. What more could go wrong? Oh yes: the pesky Nigerians have half-inched the corporate website.

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120 days ago

The human misery caused by the failure of Bidstack

As you can see below this Bulletin Board Moron put all his eggs in one basket, Bidstack (BIDS).I wonder if in days gone by he mocked the dire warnings of a “failed fund manager and pizza maker.” Now he has lost almost all of his savings, those of his daughter and mother. 

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120 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: bad language special as I consider the repellent greed shown by the 1 percenters at Sosandar

I am so angry that I forgot to mention bitcoin crashing again and the operational and financial gearing at drowning in red flags Argo Blockchain (ARB). So I am angry and the resultant bad language will delight Matthew and his dog. I consider Sosandar (SOS), Hurricane Energy (HUR), Bidstack (BIDS), Kefi (KEFI) and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV).

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120 days ago

Bidstack still to confess to slumping trade, placing needed within weeks or its bankrupt but mad conspiracists blame Israel & Tom Winnifrith

Shares in Bidstack (BIDS) have slumped to just 2.95p today. There are two reasons for that but mad Jew-hating loons on the Bulletin Boards think there is a third. Of course, blame the wicked Jews for everything. Just why does this company attract such total lunatics? Do you remember cross-dressing IT freak Mike Turner from Northants? 

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120 days ago

What soup will the Titanic serve tonight? Hurricane Energy publishes mammoth ESG Report

The question for the Titanic chefs is asked well after the iceberg has been hit. For Hurricane Energy (HUR) is also a busted flush, a sinking ship. Its assets are so poor that it will probably go bust at some stage whether or not it completes a debt for equity swap which will see shareholders lose 95% of the company. This company is, like the Titanic 109 years ago, holed beneath the waterline. Against this backdrop it has today published a glossy 71 page Environmental Social and Governance report.

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120 days ago

Joy Morrissey MP is so stupid I want to vomit

The country is drowning in debt. The Government is running a record deficit so adding to that debt, a burden for all of us as taxpayers and our kids and their kids. So what does Tory MP Joy Morrisey suggest? Yes! Another scheme of such mind-numbing pointlessness for the Government to spunk other folks’ cash on. It is so pointless, it is almost as if this was a contest to fund the most appalling use of taxpayers’ cash and Joy was determined to win. To think that we are paying Joy an MP’s bloated salary and, inter alia, on her expense claims, the cost of a TV license and a packet of face masks, to come up with ideas like this.

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121 days ago

Joshua’s Primary school introduction day cancelled because of Covid – the cowardice of Wrexham Council

Parents had booked days off work, days at nursery were cancelled because this afternoon was meant to be an open day so we could find out more about the Primary school Joshua will start attending after the teachers have another day off from teaching in September, after six weeks away from the blackboard. But then, with just 48 hours notice, it was cancelled on orders from the local council to combat a surge in Covid cases in the area. Such cowardice and nonsense.

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121 days ago

Versarien – Time for some more honest disclosures about the Graphene business performance

Shoddy AIM promote Versarien (VRS) presents and markets itself as graphene led business.  Its annual reports contain huge narrative detail on its graphene business but the plastics and hardware business barely get a mention (limited to a paragraph or two for each).  Furthermore, its recent acquisitions being Hanwha Aerospace for £4.34 million and Gnanomat for £3.0 million were both in the graphene space and the graphene business now represent the majority of the goodwill on the balance sheet.  It had a recent strategic investment by a South Korean firm called Graphene Lab.  Its retail investor base is clearly focused on the potential for hockey stick growth in revenue and profits from graphene products as relentlessly promoted by loathsome CEO Neill Ricketts.

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121 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Jayarani's first word is ...

The photo is from the weekend. The backpack used to hold Joshua - here he is in it as we climbed up to Zarnata castle overlooking Kambos in Greece. In the heat, that is some climb. Anyhow, now I have eight-month-old Jayarani on my back and as you can see she is gorgeous. Before you say it, she must take after her mum.

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121 days ago

If you live in a red wall place like Wrexham and think the Tories really care about you, think again: they despise you

Despite all the huffing and puffing about how the Tories care for what they might term “ordinary” people in so called Red Wall seats, places like Wrexham where I live, if you scratch the surface of a Tory MP you usually find an unashamed snob who secretly despises those he or she views as the peasantry. Sometimes the guard slips. Media minister John Whittingdale today said:

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122 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - filling in another fecking form for Greece

That wasted an hour of my life but it looks like all systems go for Saturday when Steve Moore will be in charge of this website while Joshua and I head to the Greek Hovel. In today’s podcast I look at bitcoin’s latest dump and Argo Blockchain (ARB) and at Dev Clever (DEV) and its joke acquisition. That required a bit of work for me at Companies House as did researching today’s smoke and mirrors deal from Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) – how did Nomad SP Angel sign off on this cobblers? I then look at Avacta (AVCT), Zoetic (ZOE), MyHealthChecked (MHC), Bidstack (BIDS) and the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). Where are its results?

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122 days ago

Valereum Blockchain £1 million placing at a bonkers 70p the Poulden, Lenigas, Sith Lord Zak Mir ramp goes on

Valereum Blockchain (VLRM), The Richard Poulden blockchain/NFT/bitcoin ramp hyped disgracefully by shareholder David Lenigas and penny share paid for promoter Zak “the huckster” Mir, has managed to raise £1 million at a shocking 70p. And the shares are now 76p. This is insanity.

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122 days ago

EXPOSE: Remote Monitored Systems – a new deal, it is ‘avin’ a Turkish isn’t it? Very inconvenient details revealed...

Following its very belated admission that the face nappy market had imploded, Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) needs a new way to promote its shares. Today’s effort will not impress even the most credulous of its deluded followers – an £80,000 sale to a £3 company. Whatever…

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122 days ago

UK Oil & Gas – discounted placing at 0.17p underway already after delightful Turkish ramp today?

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the member of the minus 97% club run by Lyin’ Steve Sanderson, must be ready to pull the trigger on a bailout placing judging by news this week. Indeed there are suggestions that it is already looking to place 2 billion shares at 15% discount to the 0.2p bid so raising a gross £3.4 million, call it £3.1 million net. The pre dump ramp is from Turkey.

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122 days ago

BREAKING: Lekoil CFO walks and accuses company of lying and breaking AIM Rule 10

First it was the CEO, then a NED and now the CFO has quit, drowning in debt, AIM dog Lekoil (LEK) of fake sheikh infamy. But the resignation letter of Edward During is dynamite. Lekoil itself has not put out a statement on this matter but Lekoil Nigeria, which it owns 40% of and seems to be at war with, has. Kerboom. How long can these shares remain unsuspended? Is the Nomad, hapless SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy, not considering whether to walk? It should be but, then again, it is morally bankrupt.

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122 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: another reason to hate the Tories as Olaf shows what a girly swot she is

I discuss my local Tory councillor being a spinless cretin, my daughter Olaf being a girly swot and with reference to Peter Brailey’s most excellent article earlier the nature of death spirals, they are not all the same but bad companies attract bad finance.

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122 days ago

Iconic Labs – Toxic Dave Sefton screws shareholders again

In my article of 5 June 2021, I made the assumption (like many others) that it was Shard Capital (which is the only listed secured creditor at Companies House) who had appointed administrators at Iconic (ICON). I apologise to Shard because it was, as newly filed documents at Companies House reveal, Arch Capital Partners LLP who appointed the administrators. If you look at the filings for Arch Capital at Companies House, you find that its two members are David Sefton and Sefton Management Limited.

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122 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do I buy, sell or hold MyHealthChecked?

I start with a defence of my share tipping on Optibiotix (OPTI). Am I really responsible for a chap who has bought and sold four times each time making a loss? He blames me. Then I consider if I should buy, sell or just hold MyHealthChecked (MHC). Then a few words on Father’s Day and also a few words on how I shall be annoying Abi the mutant curtain twitcher tomorrow. 

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122 days ago

Detailed Analysis: Tern – Wyldly overvalued, ignore hype look at the numbers!

The Bulletin Board Morons have worked themselves into a complete frenzy over Tern (TERN).  At Friday’s closing mid-price of 24.75 pence per share, Tern is valued at £82 million versus Tern’s net assets as at 31 December 2020 of £24 million.  In simple terms, Tern is valued at 3.4 times net assets.  Tern’s net assets at that date basically comprised investments which are already recorded at fair value of £21.9 million and cash of £2.1 million. 

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122 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel ...what I was doing as you watched the England game

I support Northern Ireland so do not give a hoot about the woke prima donnas of the England Football team so as the nation sat glued to the box I carried on working on bringing the lower, old, orchard next to the river back into shape.

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122 days ago

How can the lazy and overpaid teachers justify INSET days?

My son Joshua was due to start his primary school on September 1 but, I discovered today, that on that working day his parents will both have to take half a day off because, as happens 5 times a year, the school is shut for an INSET day, a staff training occasion. Joshua now starts on the 2nd.

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123 days ago

J Sainsbury – recently risen fast for a FTSE ‘elephant’ and another dividend secured, so...

Recommending shares in J Sainsbury (SBRY) as an Income buy in November at a 199.7p offer price, we noted grocery and general merchandise sales had remained strong to date in its second half of the year and suggested a 260p+ share price achievable. Little more than 7 months later the shares are already nearly there.

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123 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm only doing it for the Israelis, for the Jews & what about the missing £100,000 say the morons

I start with a reflection on two smears from Bulletin Board Morons and about how media platforms from BBs to twitter need to respond to deal with such malice. Then a few thoughts on why the Tories are pissing off Tory voters in Chesham and elsewhere. Then I look at Versarien (VRS), Westminster Group (WSG) and at Bidstack (BIDS), breaking AIM Rules as it teeters on the edge. Oh, is that a Fat Lady I see gargling over there?

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123 days ago

BREAKING: AIM promoter Neill Ricketts presses the button and has lodged court proceedings against BB critic Ian Westbrook

The loathsome boss of Versarien (VRS) Neill Ricketts has made what, the king of the fraudsters, my pal Sam Antar would call out as a cardinal error for a stock promoter. He has not only threatened Bulletin board critic Ian Westbrook (Club Sandwich) with a libel case, he has now lodged formal proceedings. So why is Claim Number QB-2021-002159 such a blundering mistake by the AIM boss?

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123 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation Re Bidstack PLC as it teeters on the brink of insolvency

The staff at Bidstack (BIDS) should get paid next week, assuming that their employer can delay paying other bills. But it is unlikely to be able to meet next month’s payroll so calamitous has been the shortfall in trading vs expectations. Unless Nomad and Broker Stifel can get away a rescue placing within weeks, Bidstack staff should be brushing off their CVs as a matter of urgency. I have written to AIM Regulation as a statement is needed asap.

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123 days ago

Video: How far away is $2700 Gold and $40 Silver

Chris Vermeulen, founder of Technical Traders, is a chartist and so that’s a caveat to what follows. He reckons that in terms of big moves, all markets may be in a summer doldrum period. However…

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123 days ago

OptiBiotix – 2020 results and company chat, Strong Buy - 200p+ within 30 months

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced its 2020 calendar year results, emphasising improving financials and that it is well placed to exploit a now established low overhead, sustainable business model. It is what we learned in a chat with Steve O’Hara that makes us flag this up as such a STRONG BUY.

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123 days ago

BREAKING: You could not make it up – star Avaaz speaker on media disinformation is crazy cat lady Carole Cadwalladr

I kid you not. Carole is the Orwell Prize winning journalist who made up a stack of stories about Cambridge Analytica, the Vote Leave campaign, Dirty Russian Money, Arron Banks and those pesky Russians getting Donald Trump elected in 2016. It has all been shown to be utter fantasy. Carole has now admitted that she has no evidence at all that Banks, who is minted in his own right, got Russian money to fund the Brexit campaign. She will shortly be taken to the cleaners by Arron in the High Court. She is the ultimate source of media disinformation. So today I learned that lefty pressure group Avaaz is holding a conference on media disinformation…

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123 days ago

What is fair value for Remote Monitored Systems?

Now that Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) has finally confessed that its much hyped face nappy business is a worthless piece of crap unable to deliver any of the sales contracts alluded to as directors pumped the shares so they could dump their holdings, you may ask what is the company actually worth? The answer will shock those conned into buying the shares by the silky words of Zak Mir and others.

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123 days ago

So the Trump supporters handed out flyers on campus with named photos of academics and a cartoon of a woman holding a gun

Alt-right bastards screamed the liberal left, this is an incitement to violence. The students responsible must be chucked out of the University, this is a threat to free speech. You can just feel the outrage, the self-righteous anger, the calls to ruin the careers of the young folk responsible, the BBC and the Guardian jerking off as more alt-right hate is exposed and they can somehow say all Trump voters are guilty by association. You know the story… except…

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123 days ago

Lekoil Request for AIM Regulation and fraudsters fave Nomad SP Angel to investigate – good luck chums

The comedy continues at AIM uber-dog Lekoil (LEK) of fake sheikh scam infamy. Three directors of Lekoil have today resigned and have written to AIM Regulation asking those crack regulators to investigate the company. Cripes do they not know about the Oxymorons? You may remember that on June 10 Lekoil fired its CEO, Mr. Olalekan Akinyanmi, on the grounds that he was also CEO of Lekoil Nigeria in which the AIM dog has a 40% stake.

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123 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Zoetic shares crash 20% in US

I start with a request to you all, to help me nail some villains. Please can you send THIS OUTSIDE PAYWALL ARTICLE to all your twitter, instagram, facebook etc accounts. I then look at the frauds Zoetic International (ZOE) and [email protected] Capital (SYME), as well as Best of the Best (BOTB) which is not a fraud but is a stock that for three reasons I would not touch with a bargepole.

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123 days ago

Why Everything They Said About Solar Was Wrong, Tell Greta - it is the dirtiest fuel going

https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/why-everything-they-said-about-solar

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123 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - why Optibiotix can quadruple in 18 months & why Bidstack must fess up NOW!

I start with a morning spent cleaning up Joshua’s attic a picture of which and of the Mrs looking stunning as she claims the credit is HERE. Then it is onto the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME), Bidstack (BIDS) and Optibiotix (OPTI)

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123 days ago

The Tory death wish for mass unemployment – be careful what you wish for Mr Carrie Antoinette

Once upon a time the Conservative party recognised that what the economy needed was a successful private sector creating jobs and generating taxes and that the best way to achieve that was for the Government to get off the neck of employers. If only we had a Tory Government. Instead the regime of Carrie Antoinette and her husband Lyin’ Boris has a raft of new plans to encourage flexible working. They might seem harmless.

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123 days ago

Letter to the FCA regarding the latest monster lie from [email protected] Capital

How do you know if the fraudsters at [email protected] Capital (SYME) are lying in an RNS or financial report? Simple. If there is a “y” in the day Supply is lying. It lied about its net assets in its RTO document, repeatedly lied about its sales pipeline, lied about its sales in 1 RNS and 2 interim reports and lied about so much else. And here is another lie exposed yesterday.  I have written to the FCA which has already suspended the shares once.

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123 days ago

Video: Bubbles Too Big to Fail Will Transfer into Inflation

Bankster and author Diego Parrilla defines a bubble and how misconceptions can distort reality at extreme values, either high or low. Every bubble has an anti-bubble.

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123 days ago

[email protected] Capital – announces £5.6 million death spiral – natch it misleads, shares tank, target 0p

Death spiral providers take no view on whether a company is good, bad, honest or dishonest as long as there is liquidity in the shares so it can dump who cares? Thus the cash guzzling fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) says it has secured a £5.6 million death spiral. And it seems as if once the initial tranche of shares is dumped Supply/Negma can repeat up to nine more times. Talk about a rolling maul of selling pressure!

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123 days ago

#DeathSantis trends as the liberal left on twitter do not let facts get in the way of homophobic alt right terror narrative

So there was a gay pride rally in Florida and a guy drove his car into the crowd. Bastard. A local Democrat politician denounced this as yet more right wing terrorism and pretty soon folks were linking this outrage to the state’s Republican Governor, Ron deSantis, hated by liberal bien pensants for, inter alia, having limited mask rules and relaxed lockdown rules something which has not actually seen cases surge but who cares it was wrong anyway.  The hashtag #DeathSantis continued long after the facts emerged…

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123 days ago

Go bet the ranch on New Zealand to win Olympic gold in super heavyweight "women’s" weightlifting

Despite being 43 and the oldest “woman” in the field, Laurel Hubbard has a big advantage over all the other competitors. She is a man. Or rather she was until eight years ago when she transitioned. So for 35 years unlike all the women in the contest, her training was not interrupted by periods and she was naturally stronger. Indeed she was a very strong man too, competing at the highest levels in men’s weightlifting.

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124 days ago

Owen Jones & The Guardian cannot bring themselves to mention one elephant in the victimhood room in Batley & Spen

Guardian columnist Owen Jones has written a detailed piece on why Labour may lose the Batley & Spen by-election. Not only is its white working-class vote deserting it but so too, it seems, are the Muslims. Around 86% of Britain’s 3 million Muslims voted Labour in 2019 and in Batley 20% of the electorate is Muslim and they are not happy. Jones explains why but fails to mention one gigantic elephant in the room.

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124 days ago

The Spectrum of Liberal insanity - Zionism is Queerphobic, queers for Palestine

I bring you below some placards for a march next week in Chicago. I am not sure if this is a march for Pride or for Palestine, it matters little, but I suggest that those taking part may want to take my 3 part quiz for the woke community about Pride in the Middle East.

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125 days ago

Alpha Growth Plc –where is the Prospectus for the acquisition announced on 11 February?

Alpha Growth (ALGW) is a company listed on the (Sub) Standard List of the LSE main market which specialises in the longevity asset space.  Its shares at time of writing are off 17% which values the company at £18 million.  For a company which reported turnover of just £90,264 and a loss of £223,971 in its last interim results, this is baking in a lot of hope value for its managed fund and its recent life insurance company acquisition.

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125 days ago

What does “in the coming days” actually mean to the liars at [email protected] Capital?

When you lie about your net assets, your revenues and your sales pipeline as the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) has done on an industrial scale then almost anything you say must be viewed with extreme scepticism. And that brings us to the company’s oft delayed and still awaited results. 

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125 days ago

Alien Metals Limited – more critical questions on the Hamersley acquisition

Roland “Fatty” Cornish, London’s worst Nomad, and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation are yet to respond to my damning related party expose of Alien Metals (UFO) of last week HERE. While we wait and, as Roland starts the countdown to his elevenses, here are some more questions that he should be asking of his client.

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125 days ago

Iconic Labs – drama on death row

This is a great British crime drama starring David Sefton as Professor Moriarty. The £1 million he took is still missing and meanwhile Iconic Labs (ICON) is on death row. The tension mounts.

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125 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - opening up the fields - a new run in with teenage mutant curtain twitcher Abi?

It was this time last year that I had my first run in with infamous Abi Lancelotte and her mum. My “crime” then was getting a path around our fields moved by a tractor and telling folks they could walk along it, enjoying the river and fresh air in lockdown. What a bastard thing to do! Abi, her mum and a few others went ballistic and some folks were soon moaning about the good old days before incomers (i.e. English infidels) started moving in.

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126 days ago

The Appbox Media/ One True View £35m scam – time to act as more horrors emerge

The FCA is, almost two years after I first warned it, still doing nothing about the Appbox Media/One True View Boiler Room scam which has seen £35 million or more taken from private investors.  Now I have yet more evidence of what a monumental fraud this is. But with the FCA seemingly not giving a toss, investors appear to be taking matters into their own hands.

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126 days ago

If Braveheart has appointed an Independent Non Exec I am a banana

A non executive director is meant to be there as a counterweight to executive directors to protect shareholders. They should be truly independent of the execs. Having seen its last but one non exec quit with immediate effect, Braveheart Investment Group (BRH) has found a new NED. But if Dr Qu Li is independent I am a banana.

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126 days ago

The opportunity for value investors provided by ESG loons such as the Financial Times

It has always amazed me how the paper that purports to be the voice of business has, on so many issues taken a profoundly anti-business line.  The FT told us to vote for Blair, to join the EMU and the Euro and to oppose Brexit. Natch it is all in favour of a radical green agenda even if it cripples business in the West. And it cannot get enough of the sort of ESG porn that the FCA also jerks off on every day. Today it bigs up a story about the FTSE Russell Index threatening 208 companies with expulsion. According to the FT:

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126 days ago

Best of the Best Director £60m share sales and a profits warning today – what great timing

In trading, timing is everything and the board of Best of the Best (BOTB) look like they are the kings of the timely trade. On 31 March 2021 the company announced a heavily oversubscribed secondary placing. The RNS on April Fool’s day stated

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126 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - fighting Easyjet to get all my cash back

I start with four companies to boycott: Octopus Energy, Grolsch, Nivea and Kopparber. Not that it will make any difference. I then battle EasyJet (EZJ) to get my own money back and discuss why i would not own its shares. Then onto Bidstack (BIDS) which will meet payroll next week but will struggle in July, Verditek (VDTK) and finally Westminster Group (WSG) run by sleazy ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy. 

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126 days ago

Most Germans are related to a war criminal but 99% of Brits get a clean pass on slavery

On an almost daily basis, some woke dullard makes the claim that we wicked Brits all benefitted from the slave trade and need to cough up. Invariably, the same sort of folks say we should forgive and forget events of eight years ago in Europe, most Germans were not Nazis they say. The only problem apart from the logistics of reparations – who gets the moolah – is that both statements are not true although in 2021 I am probably not allowed to say that. Here goes anyway… let’s start with the Hun.

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126 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel – race against time, it's elderflower champagne

Fingers crossed I am off to Greece with Joshua, but not the Mrs, a week tomorrow. And so do I have time to make some elderflower champagne? With a quick recipe from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, I am giving it my best shot.

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126 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel – more amazing ice cream: rhubarb, rhubarb

This time it is rhubarb ice cream using the same amount of cooked rhubarb as the recipe I am given for strawberries and using rhubarb juice for half the suggested amount of milk. So far Joshua has not had a taste, his penultimate Friday ever at his nursery beckoned so no breakfast here. But the Mrs agrees it is fairly magnificent. Ideal for those who want something a bit less sweet than yesterday’s elderflower ice cream.

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127 days ago

#ImDone - this is what you should all be posting to Lyin' Boris Johnson today

This oppressive Government is beneath contempt. Wimbledon can go ahead with full crowds but kids are seeing school proms and parties scrapped along with sports days, end of term plays, concerts, Brownie and Scout camps, residential courses. There will be no singing or dancing at my wife’s cousin’s wedding as it finally goes ahead at the 4th time of asking but in pubs and stadia across the country folks will sing, dance, not just sit at tables of six as they watch the Euros. Of course, at the G7 folks broke all of the silly rules in place as VIPs can’t catch covid. There is no logic in any of this, it is just mean and oppressive. And masks?

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127 days ago

Photo Article the Welsh Hovel - the Mrs admires "our" work as I give a deep clean to Joshua's disgusting attic

It is not an attic at all. It is a small room built into the oldest part of the house whose door faces you as you enter the utility room. So it is a larder.  The brickwork you see in the second photo is one of the reasons the Welsh Hovel is listed. It is the old brick and oak beam exterior. Sadly this brickwork was repointed with concrete so when one of my ships comes in, at some stage, I shall get that repointed with lime mortar to restore it to its original beauty in full. Anyhow, back to what Joshua calls his attic.

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128 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - I make the best ice cream I have ever tasted

I kid you not. This is the best ice cream I have ever tasted. Substituting home-made elderflower cordial for 5/6 of the milk added to the cream, sugar and vanilla essence I then added in some elderflowers, parted from their stalks by Joshua, and into the ice cream maker it went. In the freezer overnight, what Joshua and I tasted for breakfast was simply divine as you can see below. Perfect for taste and texture with that added crunch from the soft flowers.

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129 days ago

The rank hypocrisy of IKEA (founded by a Nazi) – beheading Mustafa bin Hashim bin Isa al-Darwish is okay, free speech is not

IKEA has become the latest firm to respond to woke snowflake tantrums and to pull its adverts from the little watched news channel GB News. It says that Andrew Neil’s channel does not share its “humanistic” values without being able to cite one instance from its 60 hours on air of why this is the case.  As well as being a betrayal of free speech this is rank hypocrisy from a company operating four stores in Saudi Arabia.

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129 days ago

The chart that shows the madness of Boris as "freedom day" postponed

At first lockdown was to flatten the curve, then it was to save the NHS – the envy of the fucking world. Now it is to achieve what? To try to eradicate what is only the 30th most common cause of death. Let’s go back to the NHS and a killer chart showing bed usage.

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129 days ago

Happy Birthday Che say misguided lefties like Union Boss Howard Beckett - don't they know he was a murderous, racist, homophobe?

Che Guevara was the “hero” of the Cuban civil war whose face adorns T shirts of the naive across this globe. He would have been 93 today and folks like Union boss Howard Beckett are rushing to praise him, showing their complete ignorance of history, as you can see below. The left often hates history. Facts can be awkward. So Howard celebrates with the late Che showing solidary with other victims of racism, homophobia, transpobia, etc, etc. Er…

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130 days ago

CDC: People With Dirt On Clintons Have 843% Greater Risk Of Suicide ( This is satire snowflakes) - Babylon Bee

https://babylonbee.com/news/cdc-people-dirt-clintons-843-greater-risk-suicide

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130 days ago

The cowardice of the wretched @Telegraph, Julie Burchill describes her sacking because of ThoughtCrime

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9686037/JULIE-BURCHILL-reveals-wont-silenced.html

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130 days ago

Joshua sent home from nursery with a Covid test, in this summer of Great British madness all diseases are now Covid

It seems that on the other side of the river from the Welsh hovel, the plague – now with a 99.9% survival rate – is again raging among the English infidels. Cheshire East and West, I cannot remember which is which, are now designated zones for surge testing. It is not that they are awash with cases. Whole parishes, including the one on the other side of the Dee where Joshua attends nursery, are deemed white zones, that is to say almost no or no current cases. Incidentally, is that not a bit racist in suggesting white is good and er….

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130 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paul Atherley do you really think this EU fake news will help you pull young women, even in Islington?

I start with the 4 week delay to what is laughably called Freedom Day here in Airstrip One. It makes me so angry as there is no justification for it. Next up more woke nonsense from Pensana (PRE), before a look at Colin Bird’s quartet of mining juniors and asking if it is worth the risk? Finally Tavistock Investments (TAVI) – too good to be true?

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130 days ago

Video: Inflation – Redefining Robbery

Nick Giambruno is Chief Analyst of The Casey Report and warns that the thief in the night is now out of control.  Nick differentiates money from fiat currency and where investors should hold their wealth in times of crisis. He argues that Bitcoin is a good alternative and is not unlike gold. Digital scarcity is a new invention, and the real revolution is in bitcoin, not other digital currencies. Bitcoin is unique because it isn’t controlled by banks or corporations and works as a form of digital gold. He believes bitcoin is in the process of monetization around the world.

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130 days ago

Another Letter to FCA re Verditek, Crowd for Angels and Richard “Gollum” Gill

With a hat tip to our star poster PL, I have, as an upstanding member of the financial community, had to write to the FCA for a second time about the near insolvent green outfit run by serial liars Verditek (VDTK) and the Crowd For Angels platform and its compliance officer, Richard Leonardo Gill, commonly known as Gollum.

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130 days ago

#BoycottOctopusEnergy on 3 counts!

I have received an email from Octopus Energy urging me to switch to it. The claim it makes is a lie “Save money when you switch your energy- Don’t get fleeced by your energy supplier. Switch to Octopus Energy honest and transparent.”. Well if you look at the table below Octopus – which claims to be uber-green – is far from the cheapest supplier. It seems to be doing more than its own share of fleecing. But there are two other reasons to #BoycottOctopusEnergy.

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130 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Strawberry Fields Forever: first fruit!

Yes, as you can see below, notwithstanding badgers, slugs and birds, we have our first strawberry from the patch I created on badger hill. I picked it yesterday while weeding and after snapping this photo ate it. It was superb. And there are many, many more coming up just behind. Strawberry ice cream for Joshua and me this weekend!

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130 days ago

Star BBC reporter goes abroad and is shocked as passport stamped - Don't tell him what bears do in the woods!

Grossly overpaid BBC star reporter Jon Sopel, the man so famously called out as a purveyor of fake news by Donald Trump, went abroad today and had his passport stamped. And he was so shocked he tweeted about it. Really? Why is he shocked by that? One senses that little Jon is not quite over the dirty plebs voting the wrong way on Brexit. Diddums.

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130 days ago

Build back Bollocks - Mark Steyn destroys useless Mr Carrie Antoinette and his former paper, the ever more wretched @Telegraph

https://www.steynonline.com/11376/build-back-bollocks

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131 days ago

I did not watch GB News last night nor am I likely to – so what? Nobody watches TV News

I should be the ideal target for Andrew Neil’s new GB News which launched last night. I am right of centre, think the BBC is a disgrace, Channel 4 is fake news and that ITV is woke nonsense whose reporting of Trump should have been an imprisonable offence. And for that reason gave up on TV news a while back. But I did not watch GB News last night. And I doubt I ever will. Despite its celebrating winning the ratings war, here’s a secret: I am far from alone. Here are the stats GB News is celebrating:

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131 days ago

Snake Report from the Welsh Hovel

I have now had a chance to quiz brick pointer Johnny about the snake he spotted here at the Welsh Hovel. Johnny said he had never seen a snake in real life before so, after it hissed at him then slithered away, he gave pursuit. Only after work on Saturday did he go on the internet to find out what sort of snake it was.

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131 days ago

BREAKING EXPOSE: Alien Metals – at least TWO massive apparently undeclared related party deals: immediate suspension needed

If a company undertakes a related party deal, its Nomad must approve, it must be declared as such in an RNS and the auditors must flag this up in the annual report and opine, in accordance with International Standards on Auditing 550 Related Parties, that the deal is kosher, that there is no “transfer of assets from or to management or others at amounts significantly above or below market value”. AIM dog Alien Metals (UFO) appears to have done at least two massive related party deals, implicating ALL of its three directors and with financier Richard Shemasian, brother of infamous promoter Mick, at the centre of the web and has declared neither. Its shares should be suspended at once until everything is out in the open and investigated.


The cast of characters involved are:

Daniel Smith – Non-Executive Chairman
Bill Brodie Good  – CEO
Mark Culbert – Non-Exec Director

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131 days ago

Iconoclasm returns to Oxford - wonderful writing from Peter Hitchens

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/06/iconoclasm-returns-to-oxford

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131 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - more failures at the FCA and more bonuses plus Kefi & country risk

I start with a few thoughts on Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) in the wake of today’s scoop. Then it is onto more failings at the FCA and the scandal of its staff bonuses. Finally some thoughts on inflation which is now clearly starting to get a grip. Even so I can’t stop myself holding a good bit of cash.  

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131 days ago

The High Street Group – administration postponed for now, FCA useless as ever

I first wrote about the High Street Group 426 days ago.  It was the sixth mini bond scheme I had written about.  Of the first five, four being London and Capital Finance, Blackmore Bond, Bassett & Gold and Buy 2 Let Cars and all in administration and in the case of London and Capital Finance and Buy 2 Let Cars, the Serious Fraud Office are investigating the Directors.  Wellesley Finance managed to pull off a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement and persuade investors to take a significant haircut in order to let the group restructure and avoid administration.

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131 days ago

Have you lost Money on the Appbox Media and One True View £35m cons - contacting the FCA as new facebook group goes live

The first time I contacted the FCA about these two boiler room scams was in November 2019. Natch the woke dullards were too busy jerking off on ESG porn to do anything and now about £35 million has been stolen. My coverage has been extensive as you can see HERE. But now it really is time that the FCA did something and put these frauds to the sword if only so that those who invested under EIS can get some of their cash back.

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131 days ago

What is Plutus Powergen not telling you about its planned RTO into US coal? What's the biggest lie today?

Having not completed an RTO within six months of becoming a shell, shares in Plutus Powergen (PPG) were suspended from the AIM sewer this morning but fear not: Charles Tatnall and James Longley have a US coal RTO “oven ready” as Lyin’ Boris Johnson might say. Natch it is what is not in the release that should horrify you although that contains at least one absolutely monstrous lie.

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131 days ago

Is seven Nomads in less than eight years a record breaker? Why does Versarien have so many bust ups?

Most AIM sewer companies have, perhaps, 2 Nomads every five years. Sometimes your company grows so you upgrade to a bigger firm. Or the reverse can happen. Or maybe a Nomad goes bust. Or perhaps you just have a personality clash. But to have multiple Nomads suggests something worse is afoot, that the Nomads might actually be baulking at what is going on. In that vein, consider the record of Versarien (VRS).

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131 days ago

BREAKING: Kefi – response to yet another misleading article

BBMs are buzzing over another Ethiopian press article claiming that Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) is set to lose the Tulu Kapi license, this time on 23 June. I have corresponded with Harry Adams who says:

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131 days ago

Video: Mining Stocks Will Become Epic Bubble

Libertarian philosopher, speculator, and author Doug Casey kicks off by suggesting paying for a University education is a misallocation of time and money to have your head pumped full of Marxist ideas.

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131 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a big scare on the Greek front

I start with a big but false Greek holiday scare and a triumph on the nettle brewing front here at the Welsh hovel, followed by a snake scare at the same place. Then I look at takeovers and why the rabid right-wing press is so wrong to oppose them with an accompanying trip down memory lane with George Orwell and Jim Slater.

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131 days ago

B.P. Marsh & Partners – full-year results, recovery opportunities

Insurance businesses investor B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has announced results for its year ended 31st January 2021, emphasising “total shareholder return of 10.1% for the year including the dividend paid in July… remain optimistic that we will be able to secure scalable and high growth investments, which will deliver substantial shareholder returns over time”. That sounds good to us.

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131 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - [email protected] Capital really is keeping the idiots in suspense and me too...

I start with ITM Power (ITM) where I just don’t understand pipeline valuation and definitions and the valuation is absurd. But then green is where the zeitgeist is. Not coal which brings me onto the lies and reality at Plutus Powergen (PPG). I look at the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) and Alien Metals (UFO) and the more general issue of related party deals after today’s expose on this website.

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131 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - our first 100% home grown dish

Okay it is not anything too extravagant but some jolly decent radishes from Joshua’s part of the garden and some lettuce from my part produce our first 100% homegrown dish. The oil came from the Greek Hovel so the only cheat is a touch of bought vinegar but this is almost self-sufficiency.

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131 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - hey presto Elderflower Cordial

I need 200ml of the stuff to make elderflower ice cream so on Saturday I went picking elderflower, wading through grass, nettles and weeds in the top meadow which are almost as tall as me, in order to get to the bush by the churchard. Twenty five heads went into a pot with the zest from four lemons onto which I poured 1.5 litres of boiling water and left it to stand overnight, under a tea towel.

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132 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Shooting down Neil Woodford today, tomorrow at 8.30 AM it will be a space invader

I start with a culinary triumph for myself and Joshua, a highlight of the day. Then another: Neil Woodford and why today’s expose is so damning. Then I flag up why today’s problem for Alien Metals (UFO) is bad but nothing compared to what is going to land on this website at 8.30 AM Friday. Then onto Plutus Powergen (PPG), Verditek (VDTK), Lekoil (LEK) and Hurricane Energy (HUR).

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132 days ago

Amigo is still bullshitting – fake threat of insolvency

Another day and another statement from the loan sharks at Amigo (AMGO), folks who – as a judge pointed out the other day – are A grade bullshitters in the league of Julie Meyer. Yet again, Amigo threatens folks, quite unnecessarily, with the spectre of insolvency. The company’s market update today is just plain disingenuous.

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132 days ago

UPDATED: Doing some green shite maths with local celeb Miss North West Charity, Eleanor Farr

Update August 24 2021: I have now been painted as a villain for writing the article below, demonised on my village facebook group. Demonised most unjustly, I should say. That mob attempt to silence someone just telling the truth is written up here.


The most famous person in these parts, apart from my cat who starred on Panorama’s Neil Woodford special and has been receiving fan mail ever since, is Eleanor Farr, aka Miss North West Charity girl. And she wants us all to give money to help her plant trees. Her green shite maths is off this planet.

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132 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Nettle beer and nettle cordial on tap

It is all bottled up now. The smaller bottles are cordial, the beer bottles beer, the glass at the front is beer. Joshua and I have both sampled the cordial, diluted with water, and it is pretty good. Meanwhile, the beer is fizzy and like a sour and yeasty lager. The cost of making all that lies in front of you is under a quid and the cordial will keep us going for months. What you see is minus two bottles of each which I handed to neighbours today on my way to pick up elderflowers which will soon become cordial, champagne and ice cream. Watch this space.

 

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133 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – Lying by Remote Monitored Systems & SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy

The number of lies told by this company is so great that I have almost lost count. But then Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) is listed on the AIM Sewer where rule 67 states “Any company can lie to investors via RNS or in podcasts with Justin the Clown or that imbecile Zak Mir and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation will do absolutely nothing about it.” Okay I made that bit up. And so, with no great hope of it doing anything about quite blatant RNS lying, I have written to AIM Regulation about Remote Monitored Systems and its Nomad and broker SP Angel asking for an investigation into a new £1.5 million lie that emerged yesterday. The letter is below:

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133 days ago

Breaking: Pocahontas says Bitcoin an environmental disaster for our planet

I can’t take Senator Elizabeth Warren very seriously but the woman who has gained massive career advantage by claiming that she is a Native American, though she is in fact 1/1024th Native American, holds great sway in the Democrat party. What she says is a good indicator of the direction of travel of the party now running America. As such, her full-on assault on bitcoin as the inherently pointless ultimate environmental vandal is of note. As it happens, for perhaps the first time ever, I agree with her. Enjoy.

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134 days ago

BREAKING: Julie Meyer’s crackpot letter to shareholders in Viva as she still can’t get 2019 accounts out

The great one has not lost her touch in the bullshit department. Facing both criminal and regulatory investigations into, inter alia, alleged abuse of client cash, Julie Meyer’s new venture, Viva Partners (VIP), seems to have a few issues as well, not least an inability to get out 2019 accounts and holding an AGM for 2019, which even Ms Lingerie on Expenses admits is a bit naughty. Thanks to Winnileaks, I can bring you a barking mad letter Julie emailed out yesterday.

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134 days ago

In Defence of Julie Burchill again as the woke mob get another scalp based on lying - Brendan O'Neill

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/06/08/in-defence-of-julie-burchill-again/

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134 days ago

Keeping the Seat Warm - the fantastic Mark Steyn on the wretched wimps who pretend to be conservative politicians across the Anglosphere

https://www.steynonline.com/11359/keeping-the-seat-warm

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134 days ago

Explosive: 2018 Document from Neil Woodford which shows him admitting to screwing Old Mutual to meet redemptions

Thanks to Winnileaks I have obtained an explosive document prepared by Neil Woodford in January 2018  in which he answers questions put to him by Old Mutual for whom he – at the time – managed a value fund. I publish it in full and it is explosive in part because Woodford – for once – shows a degree of honesty in what he says. And that makes it all the more damning. If the FCA can be bothered to read this it explains in a nutshell why Neil Woodford should never again be allowed to manage other folk’s cash.

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134 days ago

Meet some trolls who own shares in Remote Monitored Solutions, and here is a picture of a swimming pool in Greece owned by a real value investor

For the past year myself and Gary Newman have repeatedly warned about the crazy valuation of Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), about the director lying – another one exposed today – and about the collapsing face mask bubble. We were met with derision and abuse for numerous online trolls.  On a day when our analysis has been wholly vindicated with Remote shares crashing, here are three of those trolls in action.

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134 days ago

Shame on Zak Mir, David Lenigas and Richard Poulden – the shameless ramp of the century is insane

One of these three gents is a good friend (or was, maybe he won’t be after reading this), one is godfather to my daughter and one is a fat and utterly shameless Aussie share promoter who used to think there was more oil in the Weald Basin than in Saudi Arabia and whose latest tweet is below.

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134 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcasts - the basic Economics that Martin Green taught me applied to face nappies

Tonight a new treat for Joshua and myself as we can celebrate wins on Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) and Remote Monitored Systems (RMS). I also discuss Plutus Powergen (PPG) and Tern (TERN).

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134 days ago

Vindication: Remote Monitored Systems car crash trading update as the face nappy bubble bursts

At peak ramp, folks like Zak Mir were telling you that Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) would be drowning in cash from selling gazillions of its high margin face nappies. I warned repeatedly that this was pure fantasy. Today the grim truth has emerged and the shares have slumped. Worse will follow.

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134 days ago

SHOCKING: Remote Monitored shows that on the AIM Sewer it's one free money rule for the spivs and another for the rest of us

I shall turn to the abject full-year results and trading update from Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) in due course. Suffice to say, what is unfolding is exactly what myself and Gary Newman have predicted so many times and the shares, though down sharply today, remain on the bargepole list. The real shocker is buried in the waffle and the cashflow statement.

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134 days ago

Kefi – Victory for Tom Winnifrith & PL as executive greed gravy train sent into reverse

On Monday morning, Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) boss Harry Adams said he was unaware of anyone opposing a plan which would have seen him trouser a $1.5 million cash bonus – on top of his annual drawings of £337,000 – within two years just for doing his job. I made it bloody clear that I was livid and would vote against all proposals at the forthcoming AGM if Harry did not think again. Today he did the right thing and thought again.

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134 days ago

Funny Money, odd placings, smells all wrong...

Lucian Miers wrote about one aspect of Eurasia Mining (EUA) that smells all wrong to him the other day. My friend and colleague is yet to get any satisfactory answers on that matter. But here is another oddity.

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134 days ago

O! Mark Kavanagh you tight-fisted poltroon: do you work for free?

Mark Kavanagh, formerly “Head of Product Risk”  - no sniggering at the back – with the collapsed Greensill Capital, now under FCA investigation has sent us an email after I highlighted his new job at [email protected] Capital (SYME). Mark is a tight-fisted poltroon and asks that we send him the article for free. Mark clearly thinks he should not pay £1.99 for a day pass. Mark: do you work for free or are you paid vast sums to control risk at lenders that collapse?

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134 days ago

Bari Weiss’s First Podcast Explores How Wokesters Ruined A Muslim Immigrant Family Business Over A 16-Year-Old’s Tweet

https://thefederalist.com/2021/06/10/bari-weisss-first-podcast-explores-how-wokesters-ruined-a-muslim-immigrant-family-business-over-a-16-year-olds-tweet/

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134 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Joshua and I should turn pro at this ice cream making

Here you are – the first produce from our new toy. Joshua and I sampled it for breakfast after a night in the freezer. Taste: perfect. Texture: perfect. Colour: perfect. Welcome to Welsh hovel home-made chocolate ice cream. Next up will be strawberry ice cream and then we will start to experiment with other fruits from our own orchard and vegetable patch later in the summer when we get back from Greece. Of course, the ultimate goal is to make it really home-made using goats milk and cream when we get goats. But that is a 2023, slipping into retirement, project. So far..so good

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135 days ago

Feck off Plastic Paddy Joe Biden

The President of the United States is one of those tedious Americans who insist that they are Irish because of some distant ancestor.  No Joe, you are a yank and your romanticised and ill-informed views of what many of us call “the old country” wrecked appalling damage  and great bloodshed on the British isles for many years.

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135 days ago

Day of outright shame for my profession: Journalists sign letter saying "We Are Done With Reporting Objectively on Palestinian Arab Israeli Conflict"

https://www.israellycool.com/2021/06/10/journalists-we-are-done-with-reporting-objectively-on-palestinian-arab-israeli-conflict/

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135 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Even Olaf can't keep getting hammered every night forever

In today’s podcast I look at Alien Metals (UFO), have a lot more thoughts on Kefi (KEFI) where I agree with PL’s plan to align Harry Adams’ interests with ours as shareholders and have urged the company to consider it, at [email protected] Capital (SYME) and at NightCap (NGHT), the financial creation of La Willingham.

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135 days ago

Alien Metals – is this an undeclared related party deal? Questions for Roland “fatty” Cornish

With London’s worst Nomad, Mr Roland “fatty” Cornish, on board you know that everything at Alien Metals (UFO) must be strictly above board. Nothing gets by the eagle eyes of Fatty. Well not before 11.15 AM when he waddles off to start his daily seven course luncheon. So what’s the deal with Alien? It is all to do with wombats, creatures rarely on the menu for Fatty.

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135 days ago

The latest news on the winding up of Ariadne and legal proceedings against Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer

As I revealed HERE with a letter from the FCA, it is still conducting a criminal investigation into whether Julie Meyer MBE illegally used client funds. My source who is assisting with that investigation tells me that it is still live although, for reasons you may speculate about a find upstanding Member of the British Empire is slowing things down by refusing to co-operate. But this is not the only enquiry into Lingerie on Expenses.

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135 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Joshua and I over-rule the Mrs and our new present arrives

Jayarani does not yet get a vote so this was a 2-1 split: should we get an ice-cream maker?  But the Mrs was so vehement in her opposition that her vote almost counted twice. I say almost..

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135 days ago

Woman says women have vaginas - found NOT Guilty of hate crime

Cripes next up in Airstrip One a man who said 2+2 = 4 will also escape punishment as will the chap who opined that day follows night. What a world we live in. The “crime” of Lisa Keogh which saw her suspended by Abertay University in Scotland was stating what is, or should be, an undisputed fact. But in this mad world of trans rights, apparently some women have penises. Whatever. What should be the subject of a full enquiry is why this poor woman was put through the ordeal in the first place. Those who instigated it have no place in academia, a world which once cherished free expression.

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135 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: all about Kefi says an angry man

This is all about Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), corporate governance, linking management reward to that for shareholders and how CEOs and Nomads and PR fluffies do not have a fecking scooby on how we dirty private investors invest and think. I am an angry man. But I also think these shares will quadruple.

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135 days ago

AIM Statistics – May 2021: The decline of the cesspit tiddler continues (but for the wrong reason!)

During the first five months of 2021, the AIM market actually grew by 3 companies from 819 at end of December 2020 to 822 companies. After many years of attrition that will be welcomed by some as a triumph. However…

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136 days ago

BREAKING: New Boatman dossier - this time the target is Thungela Resources

Last time bear raider Boatman set sail its target was Babcock (BAB). The company responded by hiring spooks at Kroll and getting poodle yellow journalists at the Sunday Times to target Boatman. It failed. The CEO, FD and Chairman of Babcock have had to walk the plank and the shares have crashed. So the next target…

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136 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Retirement planning, Iconic & Northern Ireland

In today’s podcast, I start with a few thoughts on the finances of retirement, then the G7 tax ruling and what it means for the future of God’s chosen lands of Northern Ireland. And then there is the demise of Iconic (ICON): why I welcome it, what it tells us about investor behaviour and why it is yet another fail for the woke dullards at the FCA.

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136 days ago

The fraud Zoetic - Day 11 of deafening silence, I ask one question for the 9th time and another for the 5th time

These are not hard questions for the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its journalist-smearing, morally bankrupt PR team from Buchanan led by the fraudster’s fave spinner Henry Harrison-Topham to answer. But it will not. After eleven days and nine emails, the evil spinners are yet to respond to:

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136 days ago

Poster: The progressive left fighting for Palestine and segregation

In the bad old days, only alt-right freaks or members of the Democrat party in Dixie believed in segregation but as the poster below shows, the progressive forces of the left seem to have embraced the idea. We evil folks on the right who reckon everyone on this earth should be treated in the same way and allowed to mix with whom they want must, by definition, be fascists for opposing segregation.

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136 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - from Joshua's garden

Okay you may say this is just one small radish. Maybe. Actually it is of a decent size, close to an inch, but it is the first fruit from the new large vegetable garden here at the hovel. This is from one of the two Joshua gardens which my son and I water together, along with the rest of the vegetables, the lavender, the new orchard, herbs, strawberries etc, at the end of each day. And the radish tastes great. This weekend we will enjoy the first radish/lettuce salad from the garden.

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136 days ago

BREAKING: Iconic, is there life after death? Offer made to administrator

The folks behind European High Growth Opportunities Securitization Fund (EGHOF) have made an offer to the administrators to pay off monies owed by Iconic (ICON) to Shard Capital on the condition that the worthless entity is brought back from the dead. Shares in Iconic were suspended this morning following Friday night’s administration so perhaps there will be life after death.

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136 days ago

The fraud Zoetic – after 12 days it finally answers one question out of two but is still hiding a nasty secret

What took it so long? Eventually, after a long weekend thrashing the peasantry on his country estates, the fraudsters’ favourite PR man, Mr Henry Harrison-Topham, has answered one of two questions posed to him by myself about his client – the fraud Zoetic (ZOE).

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136 days ago

[email protected] Capital and the car crash Dragon's Den pitch of Susan Chishti, the non-executive looking after your investment

Be warned, the video at the bottom of this article is toe-curling.

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136 days ago

Video: Equity Valuations have Never Been Higher

Money manager Ted Oakley says US job numbers may appear to be improving but it’s hard to measure real employment numbers accurately. The jobs and family act need to be passed so that society at large obtain some return on that money. America needs to stop paying people to stay home. So a fake economy has been created meaning valuations of all asset classes are way beyond stretched.

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136 days ago

I will vote against all resolutions at the Kefi AGM in protest at unacceptable boardroom greed

I am a loyal shareholder in Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI). Its boss Harry Adams is my friend. Or at least he was until today, he may not like me after this. And I think that the shares at just under 2p are incredibly cheap with the clear potential to multi-bag from here. But news of a potential $1.5 million cash handout for Harry is a bridge too far. I want to protest and will do so at the forthcoming AGM.

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136 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a few thoughts about Neil Woodford, innocent until proven guilty or not?

I start with a few thoughts on this anniversary of D-Day. For those of my age, there were links with that day. For my kids, there will not be. Then a few thoughts on Neil Woodford as more damning material comes into my possession thanks to Winnileaks.

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137 days ago

Video: 1:1 Dow to Gold Ratio – $25,000 Gold Coming

Pierre Lassonde is the Co-Founder of Franco Nevada and formerly was President of Newmont Mining so knows his onions but is also talking his own book big time. With that caveat, he starts by discussing how a weak dollar and a low-interest-rate environment are good for gold. Real interest rates have to remain low or the debt can’t be repaid. Effectively today, we have negative interest rates, and that is always good for gold he argues.

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137 days ago

Tern is a slam dunk short and there is borrow!

Even in these crazy times when shares in insolvent frauds go up, some things just have to be a slam dunk short. The good news with this one is that there is borrow. Lucian Miers is already short so I suggest you join him in taking free money off morons who are buying Tern (TERN).

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137 days ago

Another victory for The Sheriff: Iconic Labs – it's game over, it’s officially bust, it's time for the ShareProphets National Anthem

It is ouzo on cornflakes time again as I warned you so many times that this would end in tears. Huge liabilities, dodgy related party deals by TWO management teams, not a cat in hell’s chance of generating cash, yet as ever the Bulletin Board Morons knew better. In recent weeks, they had the “big mo”. But gravity cannot be defied forever and at 6.39pm on Friday night, Iconic Labs (ICON) released the following RNS statement:

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137 days ago

[email protected] Capital – A few helpful suggestions for Ms Amy Benning the incoming CFO

Ms Amy Benning is scheduled to be appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Supply:ME Capital (SYME) with effect from 7 June 2021 according to an RNS of 1 April 2021.  Assuming it wasn’t an April fool or her appointment isn’t subject to delays (like almost everything else at this joke company) then I set out below a number of questions she should ask before she, as a director of the company, attends the Board meeting and approves the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020.  As the CFO her neck will be on the block.

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137 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why can't Adam Reynolds burn his bloody keyboard?

I start with my utter revulsion at Neil Woodford after today’s expose HERE - can anyone be in any doubt now that he is a truly evil and morally bankrupt individual? I end with a brief correction regarding Britain’s thirstiest share blogger. In between, I look at Rosslyn Data (RDT), [email protected] Capital (SYME), Eurasia Mining (EUA), Kefi (Kefi) and MyHealthchecked (MHC).

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137 days ago

The Reverse Midas touch of Justin the Clown – Vox Markets accounts out

It looks as if Richard “nobody likes me and I don’t care” Jennings had a narrow escape not merging his Align Research company with Vox Markets as its accounts are now out and they are shockingly bad. But when 50% of the board is comprised of Justin “the Clown” Waite, is it any great surprise?

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137 days ago

To delay your results once is (almost) understandable. To delay them FOUR times looks like carelessness. Or worse.

The fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) first stated that it would announce the work of fiction that is its calendar 2020 results in April. But on April 23, that became May. On May 26, that became next week (i.e. this week). And today it is er…next week again. As they say, good news travels fast…

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137 days ago

The fraud Zoetic - Day 10 of deafening silence, I ask one question for the 8th time and another for the 4th time

These are not hard questions for the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its journalist-smearing, morally bankrupt PR team from Buchanan led by the fraudster’s fave spinner Henry Harrison-Topham to answer. But it will not. After ten days and eight emails, the evil spinners are yet to respond to:

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137 days ago

If you needed proof that Cathie Wood is as thick as two short planks…

No doubt this will be deemed misogyny, but Cathie is one hell of a dumb bint. She is the fund manager who reckons, based on piss poor analysis, that Tesla (TSLA) is worth $3000 and it is by far the biggest holding in her Ark Fund which you can and should short aggressively. Her fund also holds shed loads of illiquid shit and so has the potential to be Neil Woodford on steroids. But here is a tweet which shows that Wood makes Woodford look like Einstein.

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137 days ago

SkinBioTherapeutics – positive study results suggest this could be a six bagger from here!

SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced the results of the AxisBiotix-PsT consumer study of patients suffering from psoriasis and it says that it will now be seeking regulatory approval for the product as a food supplement in parallel in the UK, US and Europe… targeting a commercial launch of theAxisBiotix-Ps™ product in Q4 2021”.  Do the maths! This is going to be massive.

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137 days ago

EXPLOSIVE: Argo Blockchain – why did it hide bad news allowing director share dumping and £27m share placing?

Surely the FCA has to come down on Main Market listed Argo Blockchain (ARB) like a ton of bricks because it has today admitted that it suppressed and hid from investors bad news so that its shares could be pumped allowing directors to dump millions of pounds worth of stock and then, a few days later to do a £27 million placement. How can this not be a criminal breach of the rules by a £610 million capitalised company? Here is the shocking timeline.

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138 days ago

Cancelled by the Wokerati: Youthful error - odd one out contest

Here they are, four folks who did something a long time ago and which is the odd one out and why? Your delightful quartet in this cancel culture era are: East London pin-up now resident in Syria Shamima Begum, LA Resident Harry Windsor, now ex England cricketer Ollie Robinson, and Kamau Bobb of Google. The common thread is teenage regret.

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138 days ago

UK Oil & Gas – now 4.58% of the equity pledged to oust Lyin’ Steve Sanderson

With management owning just 0.07% of the equity and no institutions on the register, rebel investors in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) seeking to oust fat cat boss Lyin’ Steve Sanderson, FD Kiran Morzaria and Chairman Allen Howard speak, as at 9 AM yesterday, for 4.58% of the equity. But…

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138 days ago

BREAKING: Truly Revolting photos from Neil Woodford's car park

Thanks to Winnileaks I have been sent photos from the car park at Woodford Investment Management which are truly revolting and show exactly the sort of vile individual Neil Woodford is.

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138 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oi Thirsty! Why don't you act like less of a prick

It seems that Britain’s thirstiest share blogger Paul Scott has had another go at me with a post at 25 minutes after midnight. I trust Paul had enjoyed a good night. Anyhow, I put him straight with a few facts. I then look at Argo Blockchain (ARB) and its trading statement and valuation, Plutus Powergen (PPG), Tern (TERN), [email protected] Capital (SYME) and Cineworld (CINE).

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138 days ago

The fraud Zoetic - Day 9 of deafening silence, I ask one question for the 7th time and another for the 3rd time

These are not hard questions for the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its journalist-smearing, morally bankrupt PR team from Buchanan led by the fraudster’s fave spinner Henry Harrison-Topham to answer. But it will not. After nine days and 7 emails, the evil spinners are yet to respond to:

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138 days ago

Crypto is Tulip 2.0!

I am a crypto bear but am aware that some readers think I am a silly old dinosaur and disagree. They might be at least half right! If only to stimulate debate i bring you a detailed note from Fox Davies which appears to be a fellow member of the old dinosaur club.

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138 days ago

Heroic Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon “owns” The Daily Telegraph for fake news on immigration

Once again, Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is our hero of the day for exposing the Daily Telegraph for a complete fake news classic on the subject of immigration and staff shortages in pubs. And the folks in the deadwood press wonder why nobody trusts them anymore and why sales continue to plunge? This is a corker. Enjoy a classic release from heroic Tim!

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139 days ago

Prediction: The Euros will be the last time England take a knee

Who to support in the Euros?  There is no team from the island of Ireland and so it will be Wales which gets my backing as well as my normal second team, that is to say anyone playing against England. When Wales gets knocked out, maybe mother Russia is the team to back.

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139 days ago

Letter to the FCA: URGENT Investigation into Crowd For Angels and Richard Leonardo Gill, AKA Gollum, required

Following revelations HERE and HERE, I have today written to the FCA urging it to launch an immediate investigation into crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels and its compliance officer Mr Richard “Gollum” Gill to establish whether it is appropriate that either continues regulated activity. I believe neither do as the letter below explains.

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139 days ago

The fraud Zoetic - Day 8 of deafening silence, I ask one question for the 6th time and another for the second time

These are not hard questions for the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its journalist-smearing, morally bankrupt PR team from Buchanan led by the fraudster’s fave spinner Henry Harrison-Topham to answer. But it will not.  I assume that Mr Harrison-Tophat is too busy pitching to do PR for another China fraud or smearing me then denying it to answer what is a very simple question.  After eight days and 6 emails he is yet to respond to:

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139 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You ask why should a PR man bother to answer my question?

That is a fair question and I explain why they almost always do but why one in particular is opting not to do so. In this podcast, I cover Bidstack (BIDS), [email protected] Capital (SYME) and Zoetic (FRAUD).

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139 days ago

EXPOSE: Richard "Gollum" Gill & Crowd for Angels UK, the "saviours" of Verditek

It is with a heavy heart but, as an upstanding member of the community, it is my duty. I shall be reporting Crowd for Angels and its compliance officer, Mr Richard “Gollum” Gill, to the FCA later today arguing that they are potentially misleading investors in a material way with regard to the “underwritten” Green bond for AIM listed uber dog Verditek (VDTKwhich I covered yesterday.

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139 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - let's start with an apology

In today’s podcast, I cover Colin Bird’s latest pointless IPO, African Pioneer (ASP/AFP), Galileo Resources (GLR), Amigo (AMGO), Optibiotix (OPTI), Nightcap (NGHT), Catenae (CTEA),  Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Sound Energy (SOU), the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), Harvest Minerals (HMI), and how proud I am of my garden.

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139 days ago

Why does the fraud Zoetic not sue Tom Winnifrith for libel? The morons get an answer!

This issue seems to be confusing some of the morons who own the humungously overvalued shares in the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE). And so I shall explain why. I shall make it simple as those who are confused are themselves simple and so there will not be too many long words. Before I start, I explain why Zoetic is a fraud.

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139 days ago

Zoetic - Day 7 of deafening silence, I ask a question for the 5th time

This is not a hard question for the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its journalist-smearing, morally bankrupt PR team from Buchanan led by the fraudster’s fave spinner Henry Harrison-Topham to answer. But it will not. Seven days of silence prompts me to ask for the fifth time:

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139 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Joshua and I wheel chicken poo through the village

The couple who run the Greek/South African restaurant here had another present for me today but there was so much of it I was told that Joshua and I would need to collect it in a wheelbarrow.

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139 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - nettle beer burping

An early memory from childhood at Butterwell Farm is of the glass bottles in which mum and dad stored the ginger beer and elderflower champagne they made, exploding and then setting off a chain reaction of explosions. The IRA could not have organised it better. And thus the nettle bear I made is stored in plastic bottles which should not explode and which I am now “burping” once a day, that is to say letting the air out and the beer fizz. And boy is it fizzing. In a week’s time, the beer, currently sitting next to a piggy bank in the larder, will be ready to drink and will be decanted into glass bottles and stored in the fridge. I have already promised to bring a glass up to neighbour D, to the chap repointing our barns and to the couple who run the village’s Greek South African restaurant. After all, they had a special present for me today.

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140 days ago

Zoetic – so who is the mystery “consultant”? What is the fraud so desperate to hide now?

What is the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) trying to hide now? Today we are told that the company has issued 1.2 million 2026 warrants with a 60p strike to an unnamed consultant. So who is the consultant? Why not name him, her or the firm?

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140 days ago

Now my woke friends here is your 3 part Pride Month in the Middle East quiz!

On campuses across the UK, the woke mobs are still chanting “Free Palestine”. The BBC still employs Tala Halawa, a woman who think Hitler got it right with regard to the Jews, on its Middle East team. For the snowflake generation, the two great demons remain Israel and those who do not celebrate all things diverse with regard to the LGBT Community. So for the woke generation, here is a three-part quiz on Pride Month in the Middle East?

 

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140 days ago

Photo Article: The Spar chain's stab at being LGBT friendly - did it really mean to say this?

Or, as it tries to flog Pride Month skittles sweets, is it just trying to attract customers from the KKK? It’s so hard keeping up and not falling into a PC minefield is it not?

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141 days ago

Verditek – clutches at green crowdfund straws signed off by compliance officer Richard “Gollum” Gill, AIM shit of the year 2014-21

As I have noted many times, following the “disappearance” of the eight contracts Verditek (VDTK) used to ramp the shares ahead of its last bailout placing, it is a company without revenue and now, once again, almost out of cash. And this it seems that equity investors have had enough and so the company has resorted to even dimmer and more credulous punters from the crowdfunding community. I have no idea what Tory Toff Lord Willetts is smoking other than a last cigar marked desperation but this makes no sense.

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141 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF

I am walking today, thanks for all your support. If you are yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, please please do so HERE. This podcast also covers the latest spoof from Lyin’ Steve Sanderson and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

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141 days ago

IG pouring petrol on the fire David Lenigas is burning

Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) is an Aquis listed illiquid company with a start up business with sod all revenues and sod all cash. But ramped by hucksters like Lenigas and Zak Mir it is now, at 33p capitalised at £21.5 million. Now it seems, according to Lenigas, that IG wil pour petrol on the fire allowing gfolks to buy on margin. What could possibly go wrong?

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141 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Apparently I know nothing about tax

Okay, tomorrow is the big day. If you are yet to donate please do so HERE as the Rogue Bloggers are now just over £2,000 off target. In today’s podcast, I discuss at length issues arising from the Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and Optibiotix (OPTI) issue where Steve O’Hara says a man who took a company to the Isle of Man knows nothing about tax! Then onto the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), company specific issues and the wider one, raised by promoter David Lenigas today, of the increased risk caused by margin buying of small caps.

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141 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am literally speechless

Yes literally. This will not take long.

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141 days ago

Catenae – is it Timber Time Tomorrow?

Today the Telegraph reported that UK Vaccine passport plans are to be scrapped.  Given that a blockchain supported vaccine passport was the only hope for AIM uber dog Catenae (CTEA), are there any other reasons to continue to hold this share where the company is valued at circa £5 million?

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141 days ago

Zoetic – day 6 of deafening silence, I ask a simple question a fourth time

This is not a hard question for the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its journalist-smearing, morally bankrupt PR team from Buchanan led by the fraudster’s fave spinner Henry Harrison-Topham to answer. But it will not. Six days of silence prompts me to ask for the fourth time:

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141 days ago

Video: Longer Term Inflation Coming

Writer Kevin Muir of “The Macro Tourist” kicks off by explaining  how the Repo Markets function, their purpose, and what led to the September 2019 freeze. It’s the financial plumbing of the entire banking system where banks lend to each other. The front end of the curve acts as a temperature gauge for the system. Why does this matter?

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141 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: does anyone care about corruption or misuse of taxpayer cash anymore?

I start with thoughts about yesterday’s walk, especial thanks to Jonathan Price, Steve Moore, Robert Lewis and Lucian Miers and his son, the other five rogue bloggers who managed all 34.2 miles. Lucian as the logistics meister who also got another stack of relatives to join us deserves especial credit. Thank you to all who sponsored us, it is not too late to donate here. Then onto what I see as corruption, the misuse of taxpayer cash by so many in the corporate world. It is legal but immoral but I sense no one really cares which saddens me.

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141 days ago

My friend in Scotland is silenced – we live in terrifying times

Nowhere in Britain is free speech more threatened than in Scotland and the woman who is the only person from my old Oxford college with whom I communicate at all regularly has gone quiet. It is not a legal threat which has silenced her but a poisonous atmosphere of fear.

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141 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - making nettle beer

Despite Joshua claiming to be an enthusiastic assistant, there were no volunteers to join me on this job, both my son and the Mrs citing a fear of being stung. I was not stung. There is no shortage of nettles here at the hovel and, wearing gloves, I cut the tops few inches from a swathe of them by the riverbank, collecting a basket full and then washing them.

 

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141 days ago

The Best time to kick a man is when he’s down

Being a bear over the past year has, as I have noted many times before, been painful. You expose a company for being a fraud and its shares go up. You reveal that it has lied to investors and…its shares go up. You demonstrate that it is trading poorly and is running out of cash, its shares dip but then, post an oversubscribed placing, start to roof it again. It is unnatural. But it is the way of life in the last blow off stages of a bull market.

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141 days ago

Zoetic: I ask it to answer a simple question for a third time

The fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) can run but it cannot hide. The truth will out in the end and it will be damning. It is not as if this company does not have a long track record of deceiving investors, customers and regulators. Now, for the third day on the trot, I have asked it a very simple question which it seems reluctant to answer.

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141 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – ‘pleasing’ 2020 results, Buy

Miner in Azerbaijan Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ“is pleased to announce its final audited results for the year ended 31 December 2020” and emphasises “exciting development opportunities”. Though don’t they all say that?

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141 days ago

Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer - lessons from Wirecard and some read across shorts

Matt and his Shadowfall company earned great plaudits when it came to exposing the Wirecard fraud. He has today published a report on lessons all should learn and some read across shorts. Enjoy.

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141 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - taking apart a broker note on Argo Blockchain

Two days to the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks walk and £2,500 needed. Please donate HERE. In today’s podcast I look at Optibiotix (OPTI), Bidstack (BIDS), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and day 2 of the Zoetic (ZOE) fraud not answering a simple but critical question.

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141 days ago

Iofina – the dangers of stinking related party deals

I comment not on the Iofina (IOF) share price which has, pro tem, arrested a year-long decline, bouncing 21% today to 14.5p but on note 16 of its accounts out two days ago showing the shocking corporate governance at this company, something shareholder Brexit “bad boy” Arron Banks used to care about.

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141 days ago

Bidstack – another question for Lyin' James Draper – how can the December 2019 RNS’s not be a £10 million Deceit?

Lyin’ James Draper, the CEO of almost insolvent Bidstack (BIDS), is a proven liar. We knew that already but here is another monstrous £10 million quid deceit from December 2019 for you to consider. How Nomad Stifel signed off on this is baffling. You might almost think Stifel was morally bankrupt!

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141 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – Bidstack must come clean on its dire financial position

This is my second letter this month to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation about Bidstack (BIDS) where some investors have been made aware that trading is way behind budget but others live in blissful ignorance. I demonstrated earlier that Bidstack is now within days of going bust unless it undertakes a bailout placing so AIM Regulation MUST force it to come clean. The letter reads:


Ref Bidstack, breaches of Rules 10 & 11, looming insolvency and a possible placing

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141 days ago

Bidstack: now days away from being out of cash, bailout placing needed ASAP but when’s the dire trading warning?

Surely, before undertaking a bailout-discounted placing with bucket shops, a company has to come clean and admit that trading is way below what had been forecast? Those are the AIM Rules but Lyin’ James Draper and Bidstack (BIDS) do not give a rat’s arse about rules and neither, it seems, do the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. On 22 April, house broker & Nomad Stifel slashed its 2021 and 2022 sales forecasts and upped its forecast losses for Bidstack but the company is yet to admit that trading has fallen off a cliff. But today with cash down to almost nothing and staring down the barrel of insolvency, surely it must be made to ‘fess up?  Here are the maths:

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141 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why will Zoetic not answer this 1 question?

The good news is that Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks is, 3 days ahead of our walk, now less than £3,000 away from our £48,000 fund raise target. If you are yet to donate, please do so HERE. In today’s podcast, I discuss Amigo (AMGO), Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Zoetic (ZOE), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and Optibiotix (OPTI).

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141 days ago

A Bulletin Board Moron does Leni-Maths: It is the fraud Zoetic natch

As shares in Zoetic (ZOE) slip and stumble to yet another year low of 49p to sell, those margin calls must really be hurting and this share price could collapse very quickly indeed as folks can’t pay the margin calls. But some ignore big questions such as the one raised in bearcast today and indulge in classic Leni-Maths. Meet Kemche from the ADVFN Asylum who posts almost daily now that he is “averaging down.” I guess only another 49p more of averaging down and he will be put out of his misery. Kemche likes Leni-Maths. Enjoy:


kemche26 May ’21 – 15:24 – 7387 of 7389

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141 days ago

The absurdity and lunacy of the current housing market

This Twitter thread comes from the US and the US residential market is very different from our own. If you have a spare $42.500, you can buy a perfectly nice 3 bedroom house with a garden and off street parking in Alliance Ohio, the small rust belt town where my friend, the late, Bill Long grew up. It is a post industrial sort of place in decline. In Manhattan, that same cash buys you a share of an apartment just big enough to rest a waste paper basket. America is so many local markets but the craziness you see there and the oddities, notably the lack of stock for sale and the craziness of buyers, is apparent in the UK too. Supporters of the SNP might consider point 10 carefully!

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141 days ago

[email protected] Capital – utter smoke and mirrors on the Tradeflow deal – what a complete con

The fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) says that its calendar 2020 results will be out next week. Let’s hope auditor Crowe UK has boned up on IFRS or it could be in the merde with the FRC.  And Supply has given more details of its proposed acquisition of TradeFlow Capital as it has now moved from an MOU to signing a share purchase agreement. Sadly, the latter is all smoke and mirrors.

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141 days ago

BREAKING: Former Vast Resources director Brian Basham accuses AIM and the LSE of obfuscation and deception in not tackling clear abuse

Fleet Street legend Brian Basham is at war with Marcus Stuttard, his team of Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and the London Stock Exchange over its refusal to tackle what he sees as industrial scale abuse of market rules and shareholders’ funds at Vast Resources (VAST) where he was once a director. His correspondence with the hapless Stuttard, the self-styled Sheriff of AIM, began on April 20:

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142 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the vegetable garden, the jungle as was

The area that was once the jungle runs about 60 yards from the back of the snake barn (a huge, green, iron shed whose days are numbered) gently uphill alongside the lane down to the Welsh Hovel. It is about 30 yards wide. And it is now really starting to take shape as you can see below. We start at the bottom, behind the snake barn looking up what is a gradual slope.  The biggest tree, about half of the way up, is a pear tree. On this side of it, the only things planted right now on the main patch are 15 chilli, hot pepper and sweet pepper plants in a row next to the cloches which have only just come off. 

 

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142 days ago

Anne Boleyn was straight and white whatever the TV says

When it comes to historical dramas, the liberal luvvies are determined to out as LGBT as many folks as possible even if those folks are manifestly straight. Ask any school kid today what they know about Queen Anne and the few who have the foggiest will tell you, following the movie, The Favourite, that she was a rampant lesbian. Maybe the odd kid will say that Queen Anne was a racist because she was involved in slavery.

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142 days ago

If you are a pregnant man in the City of Lost causes...

The City of my birth is rapidly starting to rival Brighton as the woke capital of Britain. And thus it is no shock to see the local paper, The Oxford Mail, sending out a notice to all pregnant men in the county. In places like Oxford, it is offensive and sexist to suggest that only women, as in folks born with wombs, can get pregnant. No doubt, were a member of the University to flag up this madness, he or she would be censured for their intolerance and insensitivity. In a post fact world, what else should one expect? 

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142 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the new orchard, strawberries and herbs flourish

When we arrived here two years ago, the grass, ferns and nettles were more than six foot high in bits of the small field above the barns. You could not see the gate fence and chicken shed at the end of the field which separated it from our upper meadow which goes all the way to the churchyard. The glass-filled ruins of an ancient shed just before the chicken shed were hidden from view. I had no idea it existed. What a difference two years makes. This is the field onto which five of our neighbours must look at from their houses and it was one of them who made my week by saying thank you a couple of days ago. So what does it look like now? 

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142 days ago

Video: Bill Maher now this really is brave - a celeb who dares to defend Israel

Celebs, especially in America, are always calling each other “brave” when they speak out on an issue which they all agree with anyway. Wow, that is incredibly brave to call out Donald Trump as a sexist, racist, transphobic, bigot. Cue a standing ovation at the Oscars from your fellow liberal luvvies. What would be really brave is to dare to dissent from the woke GroupThink. I rarely see eye to eye with liberal chat show host Bill Maher but I take my hat off to him for this eight minute defence of Israel based on hard facts and which, with wit, he ridicules some of Israel’s critics. Bill uses facts, something you so rarely hear when discussing Israel. It is a valid history lesson for young folk today who know nothing of the history of this region. Well done Bill. This is a must-watch.

 

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142 days ago

Why Is Ancestry.com Protecting White Serial Killers? Ann Coulter on fire!

https://anncoulter.com/2021/06/02/why-is-ancestry-com-protecting-white-serial-killersx/

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143 days ago

Jeremy Bowen on Gaza: how impartial is the BBC’s Middle East Editor? Hint: He is utterly biased. The Article

https://www.thearticle.com/jeremy-bowen-on-gaza-how-impartial-is-the-bbcs-middle-east-editor

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143 days ago

My neighbour here in Wales said thank you, thank you so much and it really did mean a lot to me

Joshua and I were discussing elderflower cordial and champagne and so decided to wander to the elderflower bush at the top end of the upper field here at the Welsh Hovel, next to the graveyard. Gosh, the recent rains have seen everything sprouting ahead. I shall take some pictures of the gardens here tonight as I water them as they are starting to look mighty impressive.

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146 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks – 15 have crossed the finish line

It is 9:46 pm and 15 Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks have crossed the line. Our target is to raise £48,000 but any more would be a bonus… Please support the Rogue Bloggers and Woodlarks with a donation HERE.

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146 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, only 1.5 miles to go at 9:03pm - 3 more join

It is 9:03pm and the Rogue Bloggers are at Farnham station, with only 1.5 miles to go. Now joined by veteran rogue blogger Brian and Lynn Basham, and Lucian’s brother-in-law rejoins us. 

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146 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, only 3.5 miles to go at 8:12 pm Andrew Bell arrives

It is 8:12pm and the Rogue Bloggers have only 3.5 miles left to trek. Andrew Bell finally arrives and reader Andrew joins the crew. Our target is to raise £48,000 but any more would be a bonus… Please support the Rogue Bloggers and Woodlarks with a donation HERE.

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146 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, 26 miles out – only eight miles to go, at 5:52pm

It is 5:52pm and the Rogue Bloggers are at 26 miles out. Lucian’s brother-in-law out after 12 miles. Rest of us now eight miles from Woodlarks. Our target is to raise £48,000 but any more would be a bonus… Please support the Rogue Bloggers and Woodlarks with a donation HERE.

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147 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, 21 miles at Jane Austen's House at 3:04 pm

It is 3pm and the Rogue Bloggers are at Jane Austen’s house. So far they have walked 21 miles. There are now 13 walkers. Still no sign of Andrew Bell. Our target is to raise £48,000 but any more would be a bonus… Please support the Rogue Bloggers and Woodlarks with a donation HERE.

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147 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks nine miles at Alresford at 9:25am

It is 9:25am and the Rogue Bloggers are at Alresford. So far they have walked nine miles. There are now 10 walkers. Still no Andrew Bell but joined by Miers family and friends. Our target is to raise £48,000 but any more would be a bonus… Please support the Rogue Bloggers and Woodlarks with a donation HERE.

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147 days ago

Photo Article: Six Rogues for Woodlarks at 6am at Winchester Cathedral

It is 6:00am and the Rogue Bloggers number six. Lucian Mier’s son joins us. Andrew Bell is a no show. Our target is to raise £48,000 but any more would be a bonus… As of now, we are at £47,200.89, Please support the Rogue Bloggers and Woodlarks with a donation HERE.

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148 days ago

Bojo’s Net Zero Eco Tyranny – the Backlash Begins: James Delingpole

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/05/27/delingpole-bojos-net-zero-eco-tyranny-the-backlash-begins/

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148 days ago

Saturday 29th May I walk 34.2 miles – will you please sponsor me and the other Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks?

I seem to have pulled some muscles in my back and shoulder and am in a bit of pain which will make tomorrow’s 34.2 mile walk from Winchester Cathedral to Woodlarks even more “fun”. But walk I shall as the quite amazing charity said that it needed to cover its costs in this year when its revenues have been eliminated by lockdown by us raising £48,000. So I will walk and I will finish. I won’t be alone but ask that you do your part and sponsor me as we seek to raise that £48,000. To those who have already done so, I say thank you, to the rest of you…

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150 days ago

Greta, Al Gore, Prince Charles and George Monbiot, the hard data on massive ice gain in Greenland (an inconvenient truth)

https://electroverse.net/greenland-just-gained-a-record-smashing-amount-of-snow-and-ice/

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150 days ago

Tim Parker quits as National Trust chairman but nothing will change

Over the years, I have lost count of the times when I started a column noting how my late Grandfather, Sir John Winnifrith, once Director General of the National Trust, would be spinning in his grave at the latest woke nonsense from the body he loved.  Ahead of the Trust’s annual meeting, enough members threatened revolt to force metropolitan liberal elitist chairman Tim Parker to give notice that he will resign. But if folks think that things will change then they are mistaken.

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150 days ago

TRULY SHOCKING: 17,000 tweet ‘Hitler was right,’ and Big Tech barely reacts - Bethany Mandel

https://nypost.com/2021/05/24/17000-tweet-hitler-was-right-and-big-tech-barely-reacts

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150 days ago

How #Stonewall sacrificed gay rights - Douglas Murray

https://unherd.com/2021/05/how-stonewall-sacrificed-gay-rights/

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150 days ago

Is Lyin' Steven Sanderson now in real trouble at UK Oil & Gas? I hope so – support for the rebels surges towards a critical 5%

Last week I noted that a campaign to oust fat cat Lyin’ Steve Sanderson as CEO of uber dog Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) was underway and that the owners of 1.12% of the equity had already pledged to back it. Just five days later there are now 81 investors together owning 3.01% of the 12.96 billion shares in issue who want Pinocchio out. It gets worse..

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150 days ago

Aquis stock promote Dispersion announces first deal but is it being 100% transparent?

Dispersion (DEFI), the latest Aquis listed pump from the Bixby/Edwards stable has announced its first investment since its tawdry IPO but is everything quite what it seems?

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150 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bumper length Bearcast - is it because I am a Dirty Old Man?

Good news. We are now at £44,456.89 so almost at the £48,000 target. Please, if you are yet to donate do so today HERE. In the podcast I cover Sosandar (SOS), Amigo (AMGO), Online Blockchain (OBC), Telit (TCM), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and “guru” Michael Saylor, Bidstack (BIDS) and Colin Bird’s Tiger Royalties (TIR) which is a right old dog.

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150 days ago

Amigo shares collapse as Court rules against the loan shark’s attempt to screw its customers again & judge slams the company

So much for the spike in Amigo (AMGO) shares yesterday in  the belief that the Court would agree to its plans to pay customers it had ripped off only very partial compensation. The FCA opposed the scheme since it sees those ripped off getting only partial redress while equity holders keep the rest of the cash stolen by Amigo. And the Court, it emerged this morning, agrees with the FCA and myself and Justice Mills slates Amigo. As for foul mouthed bear raider Evil Knievil..

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150 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why does anyone on this planet believe a word that Lyin' Steve says any more?

Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks is now motoring towards £44,000. If you are still to donate please do so here. It might shut me up. Then I discuss: UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), where rebel shareholders can be contacted HERE, Amigo (AMGO), Plutus Powergen (PPG) and the stinky Greek deal of pot play Kanobo (KNB) which I view as a major red flag. 

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150 days ago

And now from Peterhouse and Chris Akers it is another shameless nest of vipers ramp – meet TECC Capital

They used to be called cash shells but Peterhouse likes to brand its pointless financial creations SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) to make them sound more sexy. Of course what they really are, are money making machines for greedy founder investors and rampers like Chris Akers, the Wolf of AIM, and for financiers like Peterhouse who float them on a production line of greed.

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150 days ago

Video: Stealthiest Bull Market Ever for Gold

Russell Starr is President and CEO of Trillium Gold so is talking his own book. But he talks a lot of sense. He explains how we are in the stealthiest gold bull market because most investors are overlooking it. This lack of interest has created enormous opportunities for investors. Inflation is likely to drive generalist investors back. Just consider housing prices and compare them with the official CPI numbers. The value of everything is being destroyed, and investors will soon realize that they should put money into gold

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150 days ago

Video - this is why British Jews now feel abandoned and terrified, it is time we non Jews must say #JeSuisJuif

For one younger reader, please note the way that those who hate Jews in this video use the words Zionists and Jews interchangeably. When folks say they do not hate Jews just Zionists, they dissemble. They hate Jews. This video puts Britain to shame. It is no wonder that so many Jews feel terrified as never before. Why do we need Israel? Because at some point, if we as a nation do not stand up for the Jews, it will become just too terrifying for many folks to be Jewish in this country and in France and much of Europe. 

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150 days ago

BREAKING: BBC Reporter Tom Bateman happy to praise the work of Israel coverage of Hitler-loving Jew-hating colleague Tala Halawa

The BBC is still “investigating” its rabid Jew-hating reporter Tala Halawa who reckons Hitler was right to murder 6 million Jews. Quite why it has not fired her 48 hours after her abhorrent views surfaced or why it hired her in the first place is a mystery to me and another reason why we should #DefundtheBBC. But it is worse. Her colleague Tom Bateman sent this tweet below just before the scandal surfaced. It is still there. I would have thought that folks at the BBC would distance themselves from such a rabid anti-semite but it appears that folks like Tom are standing by her.  And that is a flashing red sign of the prevailing culture and bias of the BBC. Perhaps it is worth asking Tom if he is also a fan of Hitler when it comes to the Jews and also how he ensures that his work in reporting on events in Israel is completely partial.

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151 days ago

Photo article: Boris - if you are looking for a stripper for the Stag do?

With a hat tip to the excellent @BurnsideNotTosh account on Twitter…

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152 days ago

UPDATED: The shooting of BLM spokeswoman Sasha Johnson – fake news and hate news from the left goes into overdrive

Sasha Johnson of Black Lives Matter is a dangerous extremist but someone whose right to free speech I have always supported wholeheartedly. How I wish those on the left showed we conservatives such consideration. Last night she was shot in the head and it should go without saying that my prayers are for her and her family as she battles for survival. I hope so very much that she pulls through, as she is a young woman and a mother and has much to live for. However…

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152 days ago

Mind Your BBC language: "racist" covid variants & my wife's family

My wife’s family originated in India. Her parents were born there and would say that they were Indian. My father’s father’s family originated in Kent and would say that they were Kentish Men or Men of Kent. I can never remember which is which; it is to do with which side of the Medway you are born on. But when it comes to Covid and the BBC

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152 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Peter Hitchens on inflation

I start with good news: Rogue Bloggers for woodlarks have now raised £42,781.89 so are just over £5,000 short of our target. I describe my training walk today and fears that R Lewis Esq may be a bit lof a girlie swot in the walking department. Anyhow, if you are yet to donate please do so HERE. Then, prompted by Peter Hitchens, I discuss inflation. It is not bnenign and as it grows it will hurt many. The signs of its menace are all afround us. So what do we do?

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152 days ago

Video:Hyperinflation Risk is Higher Now Than Ever - we live in the "dumbest bubble in history"

Professor David Collum of Cornell University is an expert on inflation. David starts with the observation that actual wealth creation involves making life better, and the 1870s to 1940s are a good example. Since the 1940s, wealth creation has become much more gradual. GDP today does not consider inflation or planned obsolescence from cheap consumer goods.

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152 days ago

UK Oil & Gas – Lyin’ Steve warns of a cash crisis: but is this a ruse to save his wretched skin?

As at 9 AM yesterday, 68 shareholders in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), owning 1.87% of the equity, had pledged to sack grossly overpaid, value-destroying CEO Lyin’ Steve Sanderson if a GM is called. Rebels need just 5% to call a GM and with such a diffuse shareholder list with no institutions on board and the directors owning sod all stock, just 5% support might be enough to swing a vote. Lyin’ Steve knows that and so he has a cunning plan.

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152 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the tawdry Daily Mail costing its readers a packet & the investment skills of Mr Snoop Doggy Dogg

Firstly: it is exactly one week to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks and we are just a couple of hundred quid from £41,000 raised (our target is £48,000). If you have yet to donate, how about getting us past £41,000 tonight, HERE. Then I consider all aspects of the IPO of Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCTP).

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152 days ago

Iconic Labs – dilution on an EPIC scale on the way, will this be a record number of shares in issue for a UK small cap?

On Friday Iconic (ICON) published on its website its Notice of General Meeting announced via RNS to be held on 15 June – you can see it HERE. It is shoc

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152 days ago

The big red flag is almost always what a company does NOT say in an RNS: Ref Zoetic

Shares in the Standard Listed fraud that is Zoetic International (ZOE) are, at 56p mid, almost 50% off their all-time highs achieved at peak pump earlier this year. To have suffered such slippage amid a bull market for pot and small cap stocks takes some doing and is, in itself, something of a red flag. The posh but extremely dim and morally bankrupt PR man for this firm, Mr. Henry Harrison-Topham, tried to steady the nerves of the fools invested here with a trading update but it was no good. It was a case study in where what the company did NOT say serves as a red flag.

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152 days ago

Prince’s death at 57 was no music industry average ( great piece on how data abused by Christopher Snowdon)

https://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2019/04/princes-death-at-57-was-no-music.html

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152 days ago

Updated: DISGRACEFUL: BBC Reporter Tala Halawa says Hitler was right when it came to the Jews

Tala Halawa has now locked her Twitter account. Heaven only knows what Jew-hating filth it contains. But for this BBC employee working for the BBC in West Bank, the truth is out. She hates Jews. She thinks Hitler was right. Her shocking tweet pulls no punches. So has the BBC sacked her yet? That is only one issue.

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152 days ago

The WPC who chanted “Free Palestine” can’t be sacked because of BLM precedent – so what if a copper chants “Free Tommy Robinson”

Last week, I flagged up the video of WPC Nusheen Jan shouting “Free, free Palestine” as she was meant to be escorting a march. In expressing a political view, Officer Jan directly flouted the Police Rulebook. Hers was a sacking offence. But…

 

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153 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - starting to point the chicken and goat barn

The main, listed, barns at the Welsh hovel form an enormous upside down L covering two sides of the farmyard. The house is on a third side and at the bottom is a separate barn and a garage and behind them the old apple orchard and then the river. The main barns have all been re-slated and now work starts on repointing them and also the house. That work started today and will last for at least a month and a half. We start with the one storey barns at the top of the L and at the start of its spine. These will be the chicken and goat sheds at some point and do not actually need much internal work at all.

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154 days ago

SPOT ON! BLM’s aggressive tactics and rhetoric have led to attacks on Jews in New York - NY post

https://nypost.com/2021/05/21/blms-aggressive-tactics-and-rhetoric-have-led-to-attacks-on-jews/

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154 days ago

Amigo shares slump as suspension lifted after volte face – what next?

This all looks a bit of a mess. Loan shark Amigo (AMGO) needs Court approval for a scheme whereby customers it screwed get only partial compensation. Those customers have been bullied into voting for it by directors making the threat that if the plan is not accepted then Amigo will put itself into administration meaning shareholders and screwed customers get nothing. The FCA has objected as the directors are lying, there is a fairer way.

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154 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: the Police come to visit me at the Welsh Hovel

Oh dear. What have I been accused of now? All is revealed in the photos below. I end by thanking you all as we are now at nearly £40,000 for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Thanks to all who have donated. To those still to chip in, as we are just c£8,000 short, please do so HERE. Sunday’s training walk will be the most grim yet. In the podcast, I look at Amigo (AMGO), Evil Knievil’s “scum” comment, Hurricane Energy (HUR), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and Novacyt (NCYT).

 
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154 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: My experience of customer service at Interactive Investor and EasyJet

In both cases it has only added to my blood pressure. I explain what happened, a sense of guilt at how I can, as a journalist, pull strings, and what it says about the companies.

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154 days ago

Video: Measuring the move to $2900 gold as equities look set to crash

Equity strategist Gareth Soloway is as bullish on gold as he is bearish on equities, He claims one should balance news with chart technicals. I guess he is half right. Gareth says that you want to be aware of new economic data even though his focus is primarily on the charts. 

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154 days ago

BREAKING: Its official: Buy 2 Let Cars Limited – the £47 million Ponzi scheme operated by an FCA approved company

RSM has filed its joint administrators’ proposal dated 7 May 2021 at Companies House which effectively confirms that Buy 2 Let Cars Limited was a circa £50 million Ponzi scheme with new investors paying for existing investors’ interest and returns of capital.  This is revealed on page 14 of its report which discloses that: 

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154 days ago

Zoetic International – IFRS rules on revenue recognition: I sense morons in for a nasty shock

In an article the other day, I posed a few questions about how the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) should recognise revenue in respect of its “orders” of $1 million which are almost certainly not repeatable.  A kind reader has forwarded me the helpful PWC publication “IFRS 15 solutions for the retail and consumer industry”, its guide to IFRS 15. The new revenue recognition standard published in June 2018. It is most illuminating. 

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154 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a smug dinosaur who thinks bitcoin is a joke

I start with good news on Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks - see for yourself HERE. Then a few words about incredibly exciting work today at the Welsh Hovel. Then onto bitcoin, China and Argo Blockchain (ARB), which links to Zoetic (ZOE) which really is starting to collapse. Then onto the arrogance of the City, Neil Woodford, Andrew Monk and Hurricane Energy (HUR).

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154 days ago

Hurricane Energy, Crystal Amber accuses board of misleading punters & moves to sack that board

This looks like a Hail Mary pass from an investor that has spunked £25 million on three separate occasions and is now looking like a prize Charlie. It may win the battle but Crystal Amber will, like other mug punters, still lose all or nearly all of its cash at Hurricane Energy (HUR).

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154 days ago

Bitcoin crashes as China pricks the bubble – timber for the AIM crypto plays

Suddenly we dinosaurs who did not understand why a worthless piece of code, which was inherently vulnerable to substitution by other worthless but cheaper pieces of code, was so valuable don’t look quite so dumb. Bitcoin is down by 18% at sub $35,000 having been $64,870 just four weeks ago. This time it is not the prick Elon Musk to blame, the bubble today is being pricked by China.

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154 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Make money the easyJet way by borrowing my cash without my permission at zero cost.

The good news is that Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks inches closer to target. The bad news is we inch there so if you are yet to donate please do so HERE. In today’s podcast, which will please Matthew and his dog, I discuss Easyjet (EZJ), Amigo (AMGO), Zoetic (ZOE) and the fifth stage of moronism – Trainline (TRN), Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) and Purplebricks (PURP).

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154 days ago

Breaking: Sack Lyin' Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas - campaign underway

So far shareholders owning just over 1% of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) have joined the campaign to sack the grotesquely overpaid CEO Lyin’ Steve Sanderson. But given how few shares the board own and the lack of any institutional ownership it will not, in my view, take more than 10% of the equity to send Pinocchio packing. As such we wholly endorse those behind the site below.

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154 days ago

Eurasia yet again promises a dividend and then does a placing: this is the act of shysters!

Eight days ago, Eurasia Mining (EUA) said that it was in talks with a credible party which had made an offer to buy essentially all of its assets and that if the deal went through it would become a cash shell after paying a “significant” dividend. Guess what? Today there is a $20 million placing. For such. Almost criminal. Spoofery to happen once is – on AIM – understandable, twice looks like carelessness.

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154 days ago

To have your shares booted off not one but three exchanges looks like more than carelessness – it's USOP comedy time again

First, whatever Aquis was called back then booted US Oil & Gas (USOP) off for telling porkies. Then it was the Danish GSX Exchange where this company was once valued at £300 million which booted USOP off for telling porkies. Now we have a hat-trick which is quite some going for wee Brian McDonnell – the liar who runs this fraud which I have documented fully on this website. But this time I think it is Brian who wanted the shares booted off. Let me explain.

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154 days ago

The delusions of a Bulletin Board Moron – meet Czar who owns shares in the Zoetic fraud

Shares in the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) collapsed yesterday to a new year low of sub 52p but this morning have staged a brief rally as the truly deluded have tried catching a falling knife. Meet Czar on the ADVFN asylum.

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154 days ago

Detailed analysis: First Derivatives cleaning up its act thanks to me, Matt & the FRC but still a joke valuation

Thanks to the pressure applied by major dossiers and a string of exposed published by myself and by the Dark Destroyer, Matt Earl, a new management team at First Derivatives (FDP) has started to clean up its act. I got the FRC to force it to change its misleading accounts. And the old, very whiffy related party/Panama Pump deals of the ancient regime are gone. But yesterday’s results show that without the gloss of aggressive accounting and dodgy deals, what is left is a dull business but still one on a glamour rating. My original bear call – sell at £46 on 28 June 2018 – was spot on. The shares are now £22.25 to sell but still a slam dunk sell. Here is why…

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154 days ago

Update: What's happening at David Beckham’s Cellular Goods? The John Story Lock-in and his financial woes as Zoetic shares now almost 50% off highs

As shares in the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) slid to a new year low today, this will have caused real pain for some of those holding shares on a CFD basis as they faced margin calls. Amazingly, more than 25% of the free float is held on margin and the largest single holder of CFDs is the proven liar John Story, with c6% of the company at risk of margin calls. We already know that Story has had to walk away from a couple of placing commitments he had made since early April due to his increasing margin pressure at Zoetic.

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154 days ago

Zoetic – as the shares tumble again is it worth considering the matter of revenue recognition. You bet!

Shares in the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) are off again sharply today hitting a new year low of 56p. They are still about 55p overvalued and with 25% of the equity owned via CFDs there are going to be an awful lot of margin calls being issued as each new low is hit. That will create some forced selling so making this a sort of rolling maul which will see anyone dumb enough to keep holding racking up ever greater losses far more quickly than they might think. And thus at this juncture I ponder the issue of revenue recognition, now that Zoetic appears to have a bit of revenue. I say “appears” quite deliberately.

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154 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: We Oxford men are all good fellows but...

I start with a few notes on work at the rain soaked Welsh Hovel and end with thanks to you all as the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks total is almost at £29,000. If you are yet to chip in, how about you get us close to or past £29,000 tonight HERE. Then I discuss Simec Atlantic Energy (SAE), whether fund managers are always right and why they are sometimes out of their depth, Tern (TERN), Kefi (KEFI) and First Derivatives (FDP).

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154 days ago

Atalaya Mining – Q1 results, strong financial delivery

Atalaya Mining (ATYM) has announced what it describes as “strong financial results achieved in Q1 and look forward to the rest of the year, with confidence”. How strong?

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154 days ago

Loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien has a new hero

Neill’s hero who he used to retweet was Elon Musk. Boy how Neill worshipped the old fraudster. But perhaps Elon is too respectable for Neill these days. After all he has not yet been convicted of fraud. So Neill has a new hero, a convicted felon, who he can retweet as you can see below.

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154 days ago

Simec – Timber! Who’s a clever boy then Peter?

I gather that it is ouzo on cornflakes time at Peter Brailey’s this morning as Simec Energy (SAE) shares have gone into meltdown on the back of a disingenuous but unmistakeably bad statement – something clever old Peter predicted HERE. The stench of David Cameron, Lex Greensill and Tory sleaze is at the heart of the problem.

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154 days ago

Eurasia: surely now a risk-reward sell after the end of a Formal Sale Process?

Finally it seems that the Takeover Panel said that enough was enough and after a Formal Sale Process which had entered the record books as the longest ever, in an after hours RNS last week, Eurasia Mining (EUA) claimed that it had decided to end the FSP. But the corporate excitement may or may not be over…

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154 days ago

BREAKING: Kefi – New Update from Ethiopia

As first reported here on Sunday, there seems to be a certain amount of argy bargy in Ethiopia which some have taken to threaten the Tulu Kapi mine owned by Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI).  Yesterday, Kefi said that it had received no letter indicating the mine was under threat but overnight a statement appeared on the website of the ministry of mining.

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154 days ago

Zoetic – another corporate deal in the US shows what a complete joke its share price still is

Another day and another merger occurs in US cannabis. This time it is Hexo which is to acquire 48North Cannabis Corp in an all share $50 million deal so what is the read-across for the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and its valuation? Look away now bulls… it is dire.

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154 days ago

Warwick School – Now Headmaster Number 3 seems to go for the child abuse cover up

We are now on the third headmaster at Warwick School since I first raised the issue of historic abuse. At that time, Geoffrey Eve, the man who twice smashed my head against the wall, was 86 but Gus Locke then Deneal Smith kicked the issue into the long grass. Now it seems as if James Barker, the new head and an OW himself, is intent on continuing the cover up culture.

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155 days ago

Effie Deans Cancelled by twitter for 12 hours for telling the truth

https://www.effiedeans.com/2021/05/cancelled-for-telling-truth.html

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155 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Before and after paint removal on the old barns

The other side of the barns is the farmyard, this side is the Ha Ha side. When we arrived, along the whole of this side were metal and asbestos sheds in a fairly dangerous state of collapse, built on hideous concrete slabs of various colours. They are all gone but some of the barns were still dressed in thick paint as you can see below. But now they are not. There is still some paint dust on the walls but a good day of Welsh rain will see to that. The next step is repointing and brick repair, new guttering, windows and doors and we are there…

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156 days ago

Another punishment beating: This is how Warwick School covered up the brutality of sadistic abuser Geoffrey Eve in the “good old days”

It was about four years after Geoffrey Eve twice slammed my head against the wall when this tale, relayed to me yesterday by a fellow Old Warwickian, occurred. The boys were 10 and in their final year of the Junior school waiting for the teacher to arrive and one piped up “where is Evo?”

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156 days ago

England Death rate falls to lowest since records began in 2001 – the madness of Covid hysteria exposed

That I need to preface this article by saying that all deaths are regrettable is a reflection of the hysteria that the Covid GroupThink has created, which thus drives a mob torching of anyone challenging that GroupThink. But here are some bald facts. In April 2021 – a cold month – the England death rate was, at 851.2 people per 100,000, the lowest since the ONS started tracking mortality rates in 2001. 38,899 folks died in April, 6.1% below the five year average.

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156 days ago

So Boris do you really care about we smelly oiks? Aussie meat imports & Tony Benn

This is an acid test for the poseur Boris Johnson and his faux Tory regime: a trade deal with Australia has been negotiated and appears to allow high quality Aussie meat and other foodstuffs to enter the UK tariff-free. This has sparked a row within the Tories which would have greatly entertained my Grandfather, Sir John Winnifrith, once the senior civil servant at MAFF, so a man who knew about farming, an anti EEC campaigner in 1975 and a staunch political soulmate of his pal Tony Benn. This is a real test for Boris.

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157 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: The amazing view we have created for teenage mutant curtain twitcher Abi Lancelotte

On one side of the farmyard at the Welsh Hovel lies a scrap metal skip, full to the top with more than three tonnes of iron. On the other side is the pile of sandstone blocks pictured below, many already hewn into shape. All were retrieved from the nettle and bramble covered large earth mounds that once separated our fields from the paddock where we have created the mound which will end with a Ha Ha. Suffice to say, we also removed vast amounts of plastic, tyres, asbestos and other horrors for safe and legal removal.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: This dinosaur still does not get it

We are now well over £30,000 (with gift aid) for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks so that is 70% of our target, if you are yet to donate please do so HERE. In the podcast I discuss MyHeathChecked (MHC), Zoetic (ZOE), bitcoin, Tesla (TSLA) and Argo Blockchain (ARB).

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157 days ago

Prize contest: Keeping it in the family at Online Blockchain

If Clem Chambers manages to keep his job as boss of ADVFN (AFN) as Israeli brainbox Yair Tauman plans a boardroom clean out, it will only be because AIM dog Online Blockchain (OBC) owns 18% of ADVFN. And who runs Online? Er…Clem Chambers. Today, Online, which celebrates its 25th birthday next week having racked up more than £5.5 million in losses and has less chance of making a profit than I have of shagging Cheryl Cole, for this week at least, has news. Wait for it…

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157 days ago

Zoetic, another trading statement: that don’t impress me much, even the morons are starting to agree with Shania Twain

But at least it wowed a few morons and shares in this grotesque fraud opened sharply up although you can only fool so many morons for so long and the shares are now down 0.5p on the day at 63p. They remain 62p overvalued and here is why.

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157 days ago

The charlatan Elon Musk and the bitcoin bubble chapter 2

After part one of the Musk pump and dump and then volte-face on bitcoin, the great fraudster faced the problem that Tesla (TSLA) was still sitting on around half of the $1.5 billion of bitcoin it had bought to great fanfare in February. But this bitcoin is dirty and environmentally tainted said the great green auto-maker – what to do with it?

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157 days ago

Video: Fiat is Dead – Trade it for Real Value

Investor Rafi Zarber is a libertarian and an Austrian school economist so clearly can do no wrong at all in my eyes. He recently penned an article on money as a gold substitute where he defines the meaning of sound and hard monies. Money needs to be predictable in what it measures and have a predictable supply. Debt substitutes and paper promises become problematic over time, and the entire system becomes unbalanced. These imbalances cause price and supply disruptions across sectors, including commodities like mining.

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157 days ago

Tern – the joke ratchets up a level: the share price is falling but still insane!

Shares in Tern (TERN) are this morning tumbling as the company announced it was calling a GM to allow it to issue yet more confetti after the last GM failed to approve a motion for confetti issuance. But the share price is still insane as is anyone long of the stock as Nigel Somerville pointed out at the weekend. Just a reminder of the facts.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Professional scepticism and why Grant Thornton not Luke Johnson is the big fail.

No Rogue bloggers training walk today but I had an excuse so please donate HERE anyway. Then back to Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) and more whining from a failed auditor. 

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157 days ago

Breaking: Is Kefi about to lose Tulu Kapi? No! Statement and long company chat

There is a report in the Ethiopian press that Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) will receive a letter threatening it with the loss of its Tulu Kapi asset. The shares will slip on Monday and an RNS will be needed. I’d use that as an opportunity to average down as I have a company statement and I have also chatted at length to Harry Adams.

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157 days ago

Photo Article: Ex Libris Dr Tom Winnifrith No 4 - beat this for an obscure four

It is not exactly by popular demand but this series has a cult following who wish to see more obscure titles assembled as I sort forty cases of books belonging to my late father. The first three in the series are HERE but this set is, arguably, the best yet in its diversity.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm you might be right short term but you are actually wrong

With Gift Aid, we are either at £30,000 or just £1500 short of that on Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Lucian is walking the 34 mile course today so think of the rain and please donate HERE. My friend Malcolm Stacey is a naughty old bull. I discuss his column today HERE and why he is just wrong.

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157 days ago

Futura Medical – Entertaining Incompetence, but does anyone care?

With a hat tip to MB, I note that at 4:30 PM and 4:31 PM Friday, Futura Medical (FUM) announced that there was a placing and retail offer at 40p per share. Unfortunately, somebody at Nomad Liberum had forgotten that the market doesn’t actually close until 4:35 PM after the closing auction (which has been the case since 1997).

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More bull market madness and smoke and mirrors

It’s a personally difficult day as I explain. But at least we have great news on the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks front as you can see HERE. Then I discuss shares, ref Tern (TERN), Quindell (QPP) and the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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157 days ago

AltynGold – “pleased to announce” Q1 update, we can understand why: BUY

Kazakhstan gold miner AltynGold (ALTN“is pleased to announce its 1Q21 production results and financial update”, and the shares have currently responded approaching 10% higher to 172.5p. So what’s the news?

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157 days ago

The fraud [email protected] Capital – the clock ticks ever faster as the mickey mouse nature of (delayed) Tradeflow deal exposed

Good news travels fast, bad news is always delayed and that brings us to the delays from [email protected] Capital (SYME) in buying the loss-making, sub-scale, Singapore-based joke fund manager Tradeflow and in publishing its results.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - reflecting on what is value & top of the market insanity

I hope to do a regular bearcast later but I am away on family business for most of the day so cannot guarantee it. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy left field macro and personal musings on life.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: This is bull market madness: Musk, Tesla, Bixby and Edwards

I start with the frustrations of a visit to Tesco (TSCO) Wrexham. Piss poor customer service. Then I look at Manolete (MANO) where I smell more trouble ahead. Then I move onto bull market madness and how it will end in tears for my mother-in-law, Elon Musk, Tesla, Bitcoin, Jonathan Bixby, Mike Edwards, NFT Investments, Clarify Pharma, Argo Blockchain (ARB), Novum Securities and Uncle Tom Cobley and all.

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157 days ago

Is the Bahamas Petroleum open offer floundering? – last gasp director spoof

After years of executive greed and value destruction, Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) tried one last roll of the dice on April 23 with an open offer at just 0.35p but I wonder whether there are growing signs that this is failing?

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157 days ago

BREAKING: Now loathsome Neill Ricketts the boss of joke company Versarien threatens another private investor critic

Oh dear, the crashing share price of Versarien (VRS) seems to be getting to its loathsome boss Neill Ricketts. He has already threatened one Bulletin Board critic with a libel action, sending the fascist lawyers letter you can see HERE. Now on twitter he appears to be threatening another as you can see below. So Neill is this just bullying by a failing CEO or will you give us all the fun of a full disclosure process by actually taking legal action? Please let it be the latter, my guess is that even you are not that stupid and it will not be.

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157 days ago

Crypto cheerleader, the Tesla Charlatan, Elon Musk says now boycotting bitcoin citing new found green concerns

Some of us have pointed out for a good while that mining cryptocurrencies consumes enormous amounts of electricity and if you are into all of that global warming green shite, which I am not, then you should not be going near bitcoin. It seems that having ramped bitcoin and crypto, Elon Musk has finally noticed this too.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Picking up Olaf's mother Big Nose at the Mars Bar - this is relevant

Well not really and it was a long time ago. But it comes up when I discuss NightCap (NGHT) and why the numbers are all bonkers and it will end in tears. Then I look at Mirriad (MIRI) and ADVFN (AFN) parallels. Finally Amigo (AMGO) where the directors make threats that would be ruinous for them personally if they implement them. As ever, if you are bored, why not donate to a wonderful cause HERE.

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157 days ago

BREAKING: FinnCrap says it has found a (laughable) excuse to up Open Orphan price target

Following yesterday’s shock revelations here of fine upstanding behaviour by no one at all in the Open Orphan (ORPH) camp apart from the company’s saintly boss Cathal Friel, the company’s retained broker, FinnCap (FCAP), has it appears been forced to issue a short statement.

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157 days ago

NightCap – Bumper fund raise: this is madness and a semi-truth from Sarah Willingham

At the tail end of the week before last, NightCap (NCAP) – the AIM Company created by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham to buy - at a grossly inflated price – an insolvent company which she had founded, sounded out investors about a placing of £5-6 million at 25p. I exposed that so forcing a statement. Today comes news that she has raised £10 million but at only 23p. The shares were 33.5p before the roadshow. Natch Sarah says “We are really pleased to see such strong demand in support of the Nightcap strategy”. Tell you what love: If you’d cut the price again you could have raised even more.

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157 days ago

Perhaps the most important column @MelanieLatest has ever written - Britain slides into an antisemitic sewer

https://melaniephillips.substack.com/p/britain-slides-into-an-antisemitic

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157 days ago

Versarien shares hit new 2021 low - a double whammy and nothing can stop the rot

Even at 34.1p to sell, a new low for 2021 achieved despite the raging bull market in small cap shares, Versarien (VRS) is capitalised at £66 million which for a company with negligible net cash and burning cash is a preposterous joke. Let’s start with a reminder of what fair value is…

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157 days ago

Powerhouse – why is Peel not providing the financing for the Protos Plant?

Sleazy ex Tory MP Tim Yeo has moved the funding goalposts for the first Protos waste to power plant using the IP of Powerhouse Energy (PHE) and nobody has explained why. But this matters.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I take my hat off to Jim Mellon but are we at bubble bursting point now?

I start by flagging up my latest Greek Hovel photo article. In just a few weeks I shall be back and cannot wait. I explain why I write about the place. Then I move to Amigo (AMGO), the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and the fate of those placing shares, Agronomics (ANIC) and then asking if my mother-in-law is a canary in a coalmine where all sorts of bubbles are set to burst.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 26: A two and a half hour bear special with Lucian Miers and David Scott

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, sparky interviews with two great bears and some thoughts from myself. First up is the Bard of the Boleyn Lucian Miers followed by David Scott of Andrews Gwynne. Stocks to short and buy, asset allocation, macro-economics, it is all covered You can access the show HERE 

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157 days ago

EXPOSE: Open Orphan, the utterly objective corporate analysts at FinnCap and an invitation to front run from Walbrook PR

This is a tale which leaves no one involved, other than Open Orphan PLC (ORPH), looking like angels. It is also an invitation to you from Sam Allen at Walbrook PR to front run a broker upgrade.

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157 days ago

Buy Sylvania Platinum

On banking near 300% gains on Jubilee Metals (JLP) earlier this year, we noted still significant positives but management actions which were not comfortably supportable. On fundamentals, at 20p, Jubilee still looks to have 10% upside, or arguably more, which is why Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore remain shareholders but we cannot, in good conscience, tip shares in a company where there are such clear corporate governance issues. So, on that basis, the following looks a good replacement for it .

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157 days ago

Amigo : At last the FCA piles in to stop the Loan Shark screwing its customers

Everyone knows that loan shark Amigo (AMGO) screwed tens of thousands of customers. Even the company admits to it. Shareholders benefited from that screw. Amigo wants to pay out just a portion of that screw in compensation, leaving shareholders taking no pain as they get to keep some of the ill-gotten gains. Quite rightly those folks at the FCA have taken a few minutes from wanking off on ESG porn to put a stop to this.

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157 days ago

A golden rule about companies that threaten legal action

Of course, there are some instances when it is appropriate to take legal action against some critic. If, for instance, the attacks are against wives and children, there is a threat of actual body harm or the allegations are just so outrageous (paedophilia for example) then a company might justifiably take action. But simply to bring in lawyers, who are always expensive, to try to silence someone who criticises a company’s business model, or its valuation, is a monumental red flag.

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - we live in the time of the bezzle

I start on the usual subject. Please do donate HERE. Then I discuss a bull market and the bezzle and recent deals that are simply corrupt or wrong or deceptive. The case studies are Live Company (LVCG), Iconic (ICON) and Powerhouse (PHE). Anyone spending 20 minutes on the internet can see for themselves. Only in a raging bull market could folks think they would get away with such nonsense. I comment on the crisis at Bidstack (BIDS) and then analyse today’s trading statement from ADVFN (AFN) and what it means for the battle for the board.

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157 days ago

BREAKING: Sleazy Tim Yeo's Powerhouse bimbo eruption: its now taking the Greek piss but consultant discovers time travel

Sleazy ex Tory MP Tim Yeo has another spoof announcement at Powerhouse Energy (PHE) but we are in the late stages of a bull market so, while Yeo is clearly taking the (Greek & Hungarian ) piss, moronic mug punters have lapped it up.

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157 days ago

SHOCKING EXPOSE Iconic signs deal to buy controlling stake in Sting Industries Ltd – why is this not a total con?

This looks like such a blatant con that even the woke dullards at the FCA who regulate (no sniggering at the back please) the Standard List must be alert to it. Iconic Labs (ICON) which has massive negative net current assets and no cash has signed non binding terms to take a controlling stake in Sting Industries Ltd. Okay so what’s the con? CEO Brad Taylor – who has worked with OTT “for many years“ – says his company:

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - will Fergie stay schtum? A much needed change in rules for departing executives

I start with a discussion of my 27 mile training walk today. Gosh it was hard going in the Cheshire mud so as you think of my suffering, thank you if you have already chipped in, please donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks NOW HERE. Then it is onto the idea of what departing executives should have to say rather than accepting gagging orders. Paul Ferguson of the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) is a case study. I reckon he will say nowt and bank a payoff instead. That should not happen.

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157 days ago

Video: Gold and Silver – Technical Break Outs just Starting

Kevin Wadsworth and Patrick Karim are both chartists so feel free to ignore everything they say.

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157 days ago

Hamas in its own words - this is why its acts and those of Israel are not morally equivalent

The BBC, Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Starmer and idiots across the land talk of the conflict in Gaza and Israel as if the two sides were morally equivalent and indeed, in many cases, suggest that Israel is the real villain. Israel is, of course, targeting only military installations to defend its citizens from attack. Hamas opts to site its military in civilian areas to use its civilians as a human shield and to score PR goals if they are killed by an Israeli bomb. Hamas just wants to kill Jews. Any Jew. Just as many as possible. You will not see this sort of material on the BBC or on any British University campus but if you doubt what I say about Hamas then watch this video below to hear and see what it really thinks. And then ask yourself which side in this conflict wants genocide and is driven by pure evil and which side is just trying to save its men, women and children from a second holocaust in 100 years.

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157 days ago

Now the woke Independent whips up anti Jewish feeling with misleading headline

The fashionable left wing media just hates Israel and in cases that crosses the bridge into anti-semitism. Take this headline today from the Independent which suggests that merely for making the statement “free Palestine” a school kid has been suspended. There will be folks who read the headline and instantly start yakking on about Jewish conspiracies. But what really happened? It’s grim up North.

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157 days ago

And now the Met Police gives succour to the Jew Haters

The video below shows a WPC at a Palestine rally attended by Jew-haters and others chanting “Free Palestine”. It is a sackable offence for a Police officer to express political views and after a new media pile on, this WPC has now been suspended pending an enquiry. The statement “Free Palestine” is an explicitly political statement. Some, like Hamas, take it to mean wipe out all the Jews and have a one state solution that Hitler would have been proud of.

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159 days ago

The vile “rape your daughter” antisemitism in London today is only encouraged by folks like Sadiq Khan, the BBC and Keir Starmer

The placard below comparing the Jews to the Nazis was hoisted at the pro Palestine march in London yesterday. Nobody on the march appeared offended. So many of them hate all Jews that they are happy with such sickening words. Natch the Police did nothing and so today we have seen cars flying Palestinian flags driving through Jewish parts of London urging folks to rape the daughters of Jews and worse. The video is below.

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160 days ago

A photo that shows why so many protested for Palestine yesterday - they just hate Jews

The marches yesterday for Palestine were not vast but were attended by folks like Jeremy Corbyn and will no doubt get widespread MSM coverage. But here is one photo from London everyone should see as it shows loud and clear the revolting Jew-hatred driving many to protest.

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160 days ago

Diolch i'r ffyliaid saesneg hael

The Mrs and I live in the rain-sodden, post-industrial, second world country that is Wales by just thirty yards. At the end of our garden and fields flows the river which separates us from the infidels in England. Here in Wales we pay less, on average, in tax than the accursed English but we get more spent on us on average by our preposterous Government of all the, lack of, talents. And now we are all, each and every one of us, going to get loads of bonus free money and guess where it is coming from?

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160 days ago

The Envy of the fecking world, the NHS, reckons men can get pregnant...another round of applause needed

It seems that it is not just in the socialist hell hole that is Canada but also in the work bureaucracies of the UK public sector where folks push biological lies in order to pander to sensitive trans snowflakes. On a day when we hear that Lisa Keogh, a student at a Scottish University Abertay in Dundee, faces possible expulsion for stating that women have vaginas and those born men are, ceteris paribus, stronger than those born with vaginas, both hard proven biological facts, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust shows us how to behave. In East Lancs, it is not just women who get pregnant, anyone can.

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160 days ago

Photo Article: Ex Libris Dr Tom Winnifrith No 3 - beat this for an obscure trilogy

Yes this will become a series. It is a way of remembering my dad and making me, and some others who knew him, smile and think happy thoughts. So after parts 1, HERE, and 2, HERE, I bring three more books which have emerged today as I sort out his thousands of books. Beat this trilogy.

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162 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - another bonfire for mutant teenage curtain twitcher Abi as more buried horrors emerge

As you can see below, there is another chance for teenage mutant curtain twitcher Abi Lancellotte to get into a frightful tizzy as we burn off more brushwood from the top of man-made scrap mounds here at the Welsh Hovel. What you can also see is just how much awful junk we have removed from those man-made mounds at the edge of the field which we are now clearing. The earth goes onto the flood defence which will end with a Ha ha and another skip has arrived to remove another three tonnes of scrap metal which we have found buried here, including old farm machinery, stacks of barbed wire and other horrors. We have also taken out hundreds of sandstone blocks which will now be going into the Ha Ha wall making it a thing of real beauty. “FECKING Incomers….


Digging up things of beauty we’d buried and showing them off, removing legally and safely and at great cost tonnes of scrap iron, glass, asbestos and plastic we had buried and those vats of bitumen and tyres we had discarded. Fecking incomers. They just do not understand what it is to be Welsh. Feckers.”  


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162 days ago

Photo Article: Ex Libris Dr Tom Winnifrith No 2 - beat this for an obscure trilogy

You may have thought that yesterday’s obscure pairing of books from the library of my late father was unbeatably obscure and diverse. You would be wrong. As I continue to go through boxes and boxes of books, I continue to find more gems. So how about this for your holiday reading? Diverse is it not?

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163 days ago

AEX Gold – strategic update and long company chat

I wrote as a slightly miffed shareholder: AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced its full year 2020 results and a further strategic update and I have had a good long chat with CEO Eldur Olafsson. Previously-announced project development delay disappointment looks to be in the price and the potential of the project to still commence initial production by the end of next year does not. Then there is the possibility of equity dilution.

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164 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining with hard data and FACTS why Zoetic shares will collapse from 63.5p to buttons

I thank those who have been so generous so far but if you have not yet donated to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks consider a fat middle aged man walking 27 miles in the Cheshire rain tomorrow and please give a few quid HERE. In this podcast I look at one company, at hard facts about its share ownership, about its sales about what it has not said and at peer group valuation analysis. At the end of it all, I challenge anyone to disagree with the conclusion that the shares will collapse over the coming months from 63.5p to buttons. Re the declaration, the share I own is Imperial Brands (IMB).

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164 days ago

Has John Story broken a lock in and sold any of his Cellular Goods shares: yes or no?

This is a simple enough question for Cellular Goods (CBX) the Standard Listed pot company backed by David Beckham in a shoddy IPO on 26 February which we exposed HERE. The shares zoomed to 22p in early trades from a 5p IPO but have since rolled back to 7.6p to sell suggesting that many BB punters have been royally shafted by the inaccurate media hype but also that some pre IPO investors who paid a fraction of the IPO price may have been dumping.

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164 days ago

Reasons to #DefundTheBBC No 890 – Radio 4’s Today Programme Israel baiting

In a grotesque error of judgement, I found myself listening to Radio 4’s Today programme at 8.30 this morning for its BBC news bulletin. I expected #fakenews but was shocked by what I heard as the state broadcaster turned to events in Israel.

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164 days ago

SkinBioTherapeutics – new research programme adds to the vast potential but its looming Winclove results which are the key

Noting that “there is now an extensive growing body of research demonstrating direct links between the microbiome and the immune system, and consequently skin health”, SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) announced, a couple of weeks ago, initiation of a research programme with the University of Manchester. This is good news but not the elephant in the room!

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164 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Contacted by 2 bullies within 14 minutes of each other with the same demand: coincidence?

I start by asking you to consider a fat old man walking 27 miles in the rain this Sunday and then to make a donation to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE. Then 1 man who harassed victims of Harvey Weinsten for the old pervert and one who discussed having me killed contact me within 14 minutes of each other with an identical demand. Coincidence?  Can I now say #MeToo and that this is all rather unpleasant? Then I discuss Bidstack (BIDS), Nightcap (NGHT) and finally London & Associate Properties (LAS) and my old pal the quite amazing and great Baron Phillips.

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164 days ago

If you need cheering up there is an operations update from the fraudsters, liars and con men at US Oil & Gas – USOP

Booted off what is now Aquis for lying to investors and then suspended on a Danish bourse before it closed, no exchange will now list US Oil & Gas (USOP) but still its laughable boss little Brian McDonnell battles on with ludicrous releases as he tries to part savers from their savings:. “It’s the way I tell em” he smirks but folks who have lost almost everything in a company once ramped up to a £300 million valuation but which is worthless, are not laughing.

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164 days ago

The ex copper Graham Wood who wanted me killed – digging further into the Versarien sewer

Graham Wood is the most enthusiastic shareholder in the con that is Versarien (VRS). He does not like me because I point out the lies the company told and so has discussed having me killed and was on the private chatroom which discussed how my (then pregnant) wife could be harassed at work so that she was fired. Now thanks to Neill Ricketts trying to gag a Bulletin Board critic with fascist lawyers letters we may find out whether Wood rides solo or if he is rather more connected to Versarien than folks think.

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164 days ago

Jadestone Energy – “pleased to announce” Malaysia acquisition. We can understand why

Jadestone Energy (JSE) is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire an interest in Peninsular Malaysia – and we can understand why.

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164 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – Bidstack, an official warning must be forced

Three sorts of investors know that trading at Bidstack (BIDS) is far worse that the company had hoped for and that it now faces a gargantuan cash crisis putting its very survival in doubt: clients of Stifel, those who can afford a Bloomberg terminal and readers of this website. Thanks to the company ignoring AIM Rules 10 & 11 most investors are seeing their savings die of ignorance. I have again written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation urging them to force an immediate statement.

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164 days ago

Photo Article: The Greek Hovel August 2020 the last Day - 16

I got an email this morning from our friends the mad lefty Guardian reading champagne socialists L&G who live in a village up in the mountains behind Kambos, when not battling for the People’s Party back in England. We last saw them back in August as they settled in for another six weeks of Greek sun as we headed back to England. Thanks to travel restrictions it seems that they are still there having enjoyed 10 solid months in the Hellenic Republic.

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164 days ago

Kier Starmer may get thumped in Hartlepool but he's a shoo-in in Gaza West - his Israel baiting is revolting

Kier Starmer is acting to purge some of the more extreme anti-semites from the Corbyn era from the Labour Party and that must be applauded. However, in his comments on events in Israel this week he sends out a clear dog whistle call to folks who hate Israel, many of whom do so because they hate the Jews. And that is one reason why, for many of us, Labour, a party where many of its foot soldiers snigger about those who respect the Union flag but put a Palestinian flag on their twitter account, remains beyond the pale.

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164 days ago

Photo Article: Ex Libris Dr Tom Winnifrith - beat this for an obscure pair

I continue to sort through the 40 cases of books belonging to my late father. We are now onto two shelves of books written by family members which contain some of the most boring works in the history of the English language, notably several books of sermons given by one ancestor in the 1800s. But it is the non family books that throw up some truly eclectic gems. Can you beat this pair below for your light holiday reading?

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164 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: for Colin, Matthew and both their dogs - enjoy!

I start with two bits of civic duty today. I end with an appeal to those of you ( 90%+) listening who are yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, we are now at over £19,000. Help us get past twenty please by giving HERE. Then I have a warning of “incoming” for loathsome Neill Ricketts at Versarien (VRS), discuss Trevor Brown and then at length Bidstack (BIDS) and its clear rule breaking. Then Verditek (VDTK) – looking more and more a zero – Watchstone (WTG) – Quindell as was and the jail cell waiting for Rob Terry, today;s update on that.

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164 days ago

J Sainsbury – full-year results show there is still income value

J Sainsbury (SBRY) has announced results for its year ended 6th March 2021 and that it has “carried good underlying trading momentum into the new financial year and started the year strongly”.

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164 days ago

Trevor “pump and dump” Brown does it again – has this man no shame at all?

I am beginning to think that foul mouthed troll and penny share huckster Chris Akers is not the Wolf of the AIM sewer after all but that this title really belongs to Trevor Brown, a man who is completely shameless.

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164 days ago

The Greek Hovel August 2020 - Day 14/15 the village party of Nicho the Communist

Though most folks were not masked and though Kambos is not a tourist village and there had not been any covid cases for miles bar one German about ten miles away, and we all know what my neighbours think about the Hun, the Covid crises had somewhat dulled the spirits of all. And thus what could be better than a party in the village square organised by my good friends Vangelis and Nicho the Communist to raise funds for their new youth club and to cheer everyone up. Being British we arrived early on that Friday evening. well, we thought eight o’clock was quite late but almost nobody was there so it was early.

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165 days ago

Extreme weather is caused by global warming says the BBC, the teachers, Carrie Antoinette & the rest of the GroupThink: WRONG!

If you challenge this narrative you will fail Geography GCSE. You will face calls to be barred from the BBC as a denier. In the Government of Carrie Antoinette and her concubinator Boris you will make no progress. The political, media and education elites are gripped by a GroupThink which allows no challenge, even with hard data. So here is some hard data in a detailed study looking at the “extreme” weather of 2020 and its causes. You may be shocked to discover that Greta Thunberg et al are talking utter horse. Enjoy.

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165 days ago

Photo Article from a 27 mile training walk for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks

On Saturday 29th May I will be one of the Rogue Bloggers setting off at 6 AM from Winchester Cathedral to walk the 34 miles to Woodlarks. It is a great charity and it urgently needs your help so please do sponsor it today HERE.  So on Sunday I did my longest training walk yet, from my front door here in wales, along our fields, across the bridge and then on the English bank to the centre of Chester and back again. The proof that I made it to Chester is a shot of the amazing houses on the other side of the Dee a bit before my half way point.

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166 days ago

Polly Toynbee - an article that sums up the out of touch metropolitan liberal left elite - no contact at all with dirty plebs

As Labour took another hammering in its Northern heartlands on Thursday I wonder where Polly Toynbee of the Guardian was watching: her multi million quid North London residence or her estates in Tuscany. Toynbee typifies those from the new left who dominate the media and the Labour party in her thoughts and in that she never mixes socially with the smelly, dirty, racist, ignorant working classes for whom she pretends to fight for but actually despises for their “thought crimes.” 

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166 days ago

The Greek Hovel August 2020 - Day 14: Greek Hell

The last hours of day 14, the feast of Nicho the Communist get wrapped into day 15. That was one reason why I love Greece. The rest of the day is what can infuriate me.

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166 days ago

Woke-ism will swallow our kids unless we restore the West’s great traditions - Sohrab Ahmari in the NY Post

https://nypost.com/2021/05/09/woke-ism-will-swallow-our-kids-unless-we-restore-the-wests-traditions/?

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168 days ago

Verditek – what will the auditors say about the carrying value of inventory if the company has not already gone bust?

The cash position  at Verditek (VDTK) must be really grim by now. Cash balances at 31 December – just a couple of months after a £3.5 million fund raise – were just £1.7 million. Still not generating any revenues at all, my guess is that cash is now well under £1 million and heading south rapidly. As the auditors consider 2020 accounts they must surely be insisting that there is a material uncertainty as to whether this can be viewed as a going concern or not. But there is another million dollar question.

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168 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: is Labour still pissing in its own bath? Jersey and Northern Ireland suggest that it is

Labour took a hammering across the UK last night and in this podcast I consider this rather crude analogy first used by one of its own leaders with regard to how it views the folks who were its core supporters. with reference to Northern Ireland and Jersey I argue that it cannot close the gap that now exists with its core and as such it can never hope to regain power and in Wales – as has already happened in Scotland – it may well become an irrelevancy. I refer to this piece on Tory sleaze from last week. One day that will matter but maybe it won’t for a very long time.

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