I have a little time on my hands tonight and I don't know why, but I feel like responding.
What I'm about tell everyone may seem unrealistic, but it isn't. I oversee several business ventures.
And really, I'm posting this because of one thing you said Maddstacker about business and federal laws. I know you don't know me, but you're in my wheelhouse now.
"well I guess all stocks can break federal law, right?"
Well.....Yes. Many times.
I know you meant that as sarcasm but that statement actually revealed what little you know and it told me that you don't work in business. I don't mean disrespect to you, it's just a clear observation
I do business with many CEOs. Some for and some with. In May, I helped facilitate a negotiation in Louisiana with a hazardous disposal company that I personally have helped in my command. The company makes a product that is amazing. The problem is that we had an opportunity to dispose of it in a way that is financially profitable but federally illegal. But it is statewide legal in Louisiana. After conferring with the EPA two times this year, once in February and the other in May we received approval.
Federally illegal, but legal in Louisiana.
Then in June, I negotiated 3 deals with foreign firms. Two are in China and one in Canada. These deals involved private companies. Those firms do business in the US as well. China has so few regulations that we can pretty much do whatever we want. The Canadian firm however is different.
In June, another CEO and I negotiated a private company from Canada to do business in the US. Some of the things they do don't match federal code. So we negotiated an arrangement for them to do business in a state that the federal government will allow state override. What they were asking was in which state could they operate to where it would be legal. So when Aphria did this I knew exactly what they were doing.
Two weeks ago I spent 3 days in Langley, Virginia at CIA Headquarters. I was hoping to get a meeting with Chief Director Pompeo but because President Trump is a very, very needy individual, I couldn't meet with him then. I was there hoping to secure federal contracts for another business. Just to say that the federal government and it's way of doing business is absolutely no stranger to me.
In the second week of November, I will travel back to Washington to which me and a couple of others have a personal appointment with Vice President Mike Pence. Once again, I will see if I can gain federal contracts for certain companies. I spent the first 3 months of this year negotiating deal for civilian companies to outsource jobs with the Department of Defense.
I say that to say this. When, you make a comment like private companies can't break federal laws......then you don't know who just stepped in the chatroom. Be very careful about making claims you know absolutely diddly shit about.
The reason I post this is because I believe there to be very sincere investors on this board. You post articles that support one view. You have willfully ignored what is not convenient for you.
Don't you find it odd that my first post ever was in response to an article you thought was negative, but I said was positive and then 10 hours later there was a resolution in favor of Aphria? Ponder why I chose that moment to comment for the first time.
And one last thing. You said that Bruce Linton will sue. I couldn't help but have a good laugh there. I want to let you in on the world of how many of these people do business. The average Joe thinks they can just do things like "sue" because they're free to do so.
Here's how that moment will actually go down. Because I have seen this more times than I can count:
Head of the TSX: Hello?
Bruce: Hi yes, this is Bruce Linton and want to talk to you. I'm very upset and am thinking of filing a motion........blah, blah, blah.....incoherent rambling for 5 minutes.
Head of TSX-phone on shoulder: *to secretary* Hey get me the tuna mahi.
Bruce: ......and I just can't believe......another 3 and half minutes......so where do we go from here? What is our next step?
Head of the TSX: F*** off Bruce
Bruce: Uh...yes maam, uh, um...hello?
Next day in the Papers
Mr. Linton unhappy with result but accepts TSX decison.
Head of the TSX: Yes, we sat down and came to as best of an understanding as we could. Unfortunately, we cannot make everyone happy.
Next time stick to actual facts and things you know. You will do well with those things