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Sunday 19 February 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The February edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with stocks to fall in love with

The February edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, and stocks to fall in love with plus much more.

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12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest sponsored by (soon to be) jailbird Pirate Pete Landau

Over the weekend I published documents and articles such as this one which make it clear that Pirate Pete Landau may well soon be about to "go to jail, do not pass Go, do not steal another £200 from shareholders, Go direct to jail." But say what you want about the Pirate he knew how to play Bulletin Board Morons. His chat up line by email to any moron who contacted him went like this:

13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the lunacy of PC Aviva & 3 Stockmarket Red Flags

In today's podcast I look at the new rules Aviva is implemententing in the name of gender equality. They are not needed and are bad news for all concerned. It is yet another sign of how Britain is losing the plot on capitalism. I then offer up three clear signs that we are at a market top and why it pays to be very wary.

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13 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – February update: oh dear!

ShareProphets has Red Flagged quite a few companies on AIM, but as we all know there is no problem of fraud on the world’s most successful growth market. This is why we created a diversified portfolio of Casino stocks for AIM head honcho and Sham Sheriff, Mr Marcus Stuttard, to invest his own cash and thereby demonstrate his complete faith in his team of oxymorons at AIM Regulation. With the portfolio heading towards the end of its fifth month, here is the latest update – and it is not a pretty sight.

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13 hours ago | By Cynical Bear |

Spot the Difference No 2: Aidan Earley v Doug Ware

A tougher second puzzle for the day. I’m not one to buy into the conspiracy theory that Aidan and Doug are one and the same but recent antics by Aidan on his blog show that they are very much hewn from the same cloth.

13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Video: Darren Winters' evil Mrs Tatjana reckons cancer is down to bad thoughts - but she can help cure it

The evil Mrs of charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters lied to a judge the other day saying that I was not a reliable witness and that she was planning legal action against me. Methinks not darling. The scale of just how wicked Tatjana Winters is can now be revealed as she, like her husband, prays on the vulnerable and desperate once again.

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13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The inflation genie is out of the bottle and that is great news for gold - Peter Schiff

Libertarian gold bug Peter Schiff is one of my heros and his latest podcast reminds us all why we need material gold exposure in the months that lie ahead. Inflation is back!

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13 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Tern – FY16 results: how hard are the numbers?

AIM-listed investment company Tern plc (TERN) released its results for calendar 2016 on Friday. On the face of it the numbers, delivered with commendable speed, were excellent and with the shares up by 14.5% on the day the market seemed to like what it saw. But I wonder just how hard the numbers really are.

13 hours ago | By Cynical Bear |

Spot the Difference No 1: Mark Gustafson v Arsene Wenger

I used to love scouring my mum’s monthly ‘Puzzler’ magazine for the Spot the Difference puzzles trying to find the extra seagull in the beach scene or the additional letter poking out of the postman’s bag on the high street. So I thought I’d offer up a bit of Sunday fun with a couple of my own, although admittedly, this one is a tad easier than the second one.

13 hours ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Born to be baaad

In a week where ShareProphets tore into Peter Landau, rolled it's eyes at another Darren Winters own goal, and can still find even more to report on about Cloudtag, I did not think the headlines could be exceeded. But Tom delivered. I give you the headline of the week:

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom Winnifrith.com HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

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2 days ago | By Lucian Miers |

Cobham Profit Warning Number Five: The Jaguar and the Tree - sell at 115p

The legendary bear Robert W Wilson once mused about his modus operandi: “I’m not interested in climbing into a tree and wrestling the jaguar out of the tree. I am interested in someone shooting the jaguar out of the tree and then I will go and cut the thing apart

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Charlatan Darren Winters Coughs up costs but even at the last tries to cheat us out of 40p - think again pal

I am delighted to say that the snake oil salesman Darren Winters, slammed by the ASA for telling blatant lies as we revealed HERE last week, has decided not to appeal against his latest court room thrashing by one of his victims, a case we funded. Given the Judge's damning verdict in Snake Oil vs Mr O, that was a wise call by the Charlatan. But even now he is trying to swindle us out of 40p. Think again Darren and your frightful wife Tatjana, the Foxy Legals are on the case.

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2 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Brave Bison – How long has it been sitting on price-sensitive information? Shocking!

Steve Moore touched on Brave Bison’s (BBSN) disappointing profit warning yesterday (HERE) but I feel he could have said more as the timing of yesterday’s announcement is shoddy and needs further investigation as does some of the other recent announcements.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/02/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

2 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Sub-Standard Shockers XI update – Much needed fresh blood brought in…..but will they do any better?

With the majority of the squad in suspension, or just acting as if they are, the Sub-Standard Shockers XI is in need of some fresh talent and, fortunately, there have been three recent hopefuls making a claim for a place in the team, namely, Emmerson (EML), Mila Resources (MILA) and Stranger Holdings (STHG). I’ll take a quick look at each.

2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

'Slowly And Surely They Make Plans Against Us' - and We Could Make Dosh Out of It.

Hello Share Takers. You’ve probably noticed that there has been a shortage of good take-over stories recently. This might put you off your guard. You might decide it is not worth holding onto a share which has long been in the rumour mill, just  because this sort of deal is becoming as rare as budgie teeth.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Driver Group – full-year loss & bailout fundraising. “Renewed confidence”?

Driver Group (DRV) has announced self-admitted “disappointing” results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and a bailout fundraising, though argues that stakeholders should soon be able to “look forward to the future with renewed confidence”. Hmmm...

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Premaitha share issue - not a grovel sort of placement: BUY

After two pieces of good news in as many days you do not need to be cynic of the year to expect a placing. But this is not a placing as in the company's broker goes and grovels to fund managers. Premaitha (NIPT) was approached and asked it wanted cash and so has taken £1.487 million at 8.75p per share from Harwood Capital

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My legs feel like logs, I am just too old for this manual labour malarky

I will produce a detailed photo article on my manual labours today on the fields at the Greek Hovel later today but I am rapidly concluding that I am getting a bit old for this manual labour malarky. No doubt six months on a building site over the summer will knock me into shape. In terms of the markets Steve Moore is a nice guy. He needs to learn to be a total bastard like me. I comment on Brave Bison (BBSN) where  young Steve was just far too nice - someone at Brave should be doing a per walk. In a similar vein I comment on Milestone Group (MSG). Then it is onto the much ramped Frontera Resources (FRR), ditto China Africa (CAF) and then onto Inmarsat (ISAT) and Avanti Communications (AVN). Oh and I have chatted to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR).

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3 days ago | By ShareProphets |

The January edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live 7 share tips and much more

The January edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, and what to do with the Dow at 20,000 plus much more.

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7 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Premaitha - some good news from Southern Europe: Buy

After a longish period of radio silence Premaitha (NIPT) has served up news of a number of new customers through its distribution network in Southern Europe.

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

The Tesco Recovery Play - and Why It Might Just Come Off

Hello Share Grinders. As I write this, I’m aware that wise Shareprophets commentator Wildrides will be sharpening his pencil to disagree. And I am not at all sure about supermarkets myself - though I still have shares in the big three home-grown ones. Looking at Morrison (MRW), Sainsbury (SBRY) and Tesco (TSCO), I think the last named is the most likely to bring us the most money from our owning the shares.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Nominate your Dirty Dozen AIM resource stocks to fly

In this bearcast, delayed by more upgrades to my PC from Mr Gates, I look at the appointment of an Oxford contemporary Charlotte Hogg as deputy governor of the Bank of England. Does it really say anything about the advancement of women? Then I discuss growth stocks such as Gary Newman's Fevertree (FEVR) and Boohoo.com (BOO), Finally I ask for your help please as I assemble a dummy portfolio of AIM Resource dogs just to see if market sentiment is so crazy that they fly. I nominate Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and Xtract Resources (XTR) now please can you nominate another ten dogs by noon Monday 13th?

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The Great Waseem sends a specialist to check out Cloudtag - the report is damning!

I was not the only person to go to the Spring Fair last week to check out the Onitor, the "product" of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). The great bear raider Waseem Shakoor sent along someone too.  Waseem reports back:

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The Pirate Pete Landau Gang – now another two members in court

Oh dear. Oh dear. It gets worse and worse for Pirate Pete Landau, formerly boss of a range of AIM dogs including Range Resources (RRL), all of which he fleeced via is Okap Ventures vehicle. At the weekend I served up a document showing that the Pirate stands accused of forgery, fraud and half inching A$2 million. But other members of his gang appear also to be in a spot of bother. Step forward Jane Rosemary Flegg who was company secretary to most, if not all, of the Landau stable of shite companies.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Andrew Monk of VSA reckons that LGO Energy is a buy

It takes two to tango or, rather, two to make a market. I am not exactly a great fan of LGO Energy (LGO) having called this as a teddy to perfection. But Andrew Monk of VSA reckons it is time to bottom fish and since I believe in free speech I am happy to publish his reasoning from his morning email.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

eg solutions – shares soar on update emphasising “now real momentum within the business”, what now?

Back-office workforce optimisation software company eg solutions (EGS) has issued a “Trading Update & Master Services Agreement Signed” announcement. The following updates with the shares presently soaring higher, to a current approaching 50p, in response...

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

This Share Has Got Life, Jim - but Not as Tom Knows it

Hello Share Puddlers. I’ve previously commended to you the outer space firm of Inmarsat (ISAT). It sends satellites up there to help with mobile phone signals in difficult places, like Everest. It also provides navigation for ships and planes.

7 days ago | By David Scott |

For the ill prepared, a tsunami of financial misfortune lies ahead

An unexpectedly bearish BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in the week joined the likes of Bill Gross, Jeffrey Gundlach and Ray Dalio who have all similarly turned downbeat in recent weeks. All have cautioned that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a slowdown and financial markets could see a significant setback, for the same reason, that the Trumpflation trade has burnt out in recent months due to uncertainty over global trade and the Trump administration's plan to cut taxes. "I see a lot of dark shadows," Fink said adding that. "The markets are probably ahead of themselves." 

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6 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Filthy Forty Jiasen – AIM cancellation imminent, NEX application still not made. Timberrrrrr……

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) have collapsed by another 38% today (last seen) after admitting this morning that having called an EGM proposing to cancel its shares from trading on AIM and move to NEX (the lobster-pot formerly known as ISDX) the application has still not been made. This morning’s RNS makes clear that there is a deadline of tomorrow. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Surely it could not be that NEX, which even found African Potash (AFPO) acceptable, has indicated that it doesn’t want the last remaining listed member of the Fujian Four gracing its exchange, could it? Or is it that the company never had any intention of getting onto NEX?

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The Coca Cola Penis Bulletin Board Moron of the week winner is...

Last week's Bulletin Board Moron contest produced a number of splendid entries demonstrating that the "World's Most Successful Growth Market" attracts "the World's stupidest investors". You can see the full range here but the winner is an Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) owning moron.

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest sponsored by (soon to be) jailbird Pirate Pete Landau

Over the weekend I published documents and articles such as this one which make it clear that Pirate Pete Landau may well soon be about to "go to jail, do not pass Go, do not steal another £200 from shareholders, Go direct to jail." But say what you want about the Pirate he knew how to play Bulletin Board Morons. His chat up line by email to any moron who contacted him went like this:

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Plastics Capital – with trading conditions “generally good”, what of my previously cautious stance?

Niche plastics products manufacturing group, Plastics Capital (PLA) has updated that it “continues to trade in line with market expectations” and that “trading conditions are generally good”. Should I thus alter my previous cautious stance?…

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A tale of two podcasters, I met a sheep with its hind leg trapped in the fence today

Yes I did. It was on the way back from the mountain village of Kambos to Kalamata. Some podcasters might have salivated and regarded this as an opportunity. But I am not Justin the Clown, still smarting from rugby defeat for his beloved Wales at the weekend. But I thought it was my duty to help anyway. I digress from the main features of this podcast: Kefi (KEFI), Mila Resources (MILA) and the China fraud Jiasen (JSI). I also look at a share price of a stock where I am an insider - oh no not insider dealing on the AIM casino I hear you say. And then I update on the Dirty Dozen AIM Resource portfolio which I shall launch later today.

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Surface Transforms – claims “successful six months”. In response… the shares slide...

Surface Transforms (SCE) has announced results for the six months ended 30th November 2016, claiming “a tough, albeit exciting and successful six months”. The shares have responded… approaching 7% lower, towards 20p. Hmmm…

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The ShareProphets Dirty Dozen Resource stocks Portfolio is launched

I think we are in a crazy market for resource juniors and I am expressly NOT recommending you buy any of the shares below. But such is the madness that prevails, all sorts of mining and oil junors are seeing their shares fly. Worthless assets, crap management, no cash. Who cares? Just say you are looking at Lithium and off we go. So this is an experiment. Steve Moore will track the 12 stocks below, largely suggested by you and report back after 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and on December 31 comparing this portfolio with the FTSE AIM Index and the FTSE 100. Just for fun, the dirty dozen are:

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12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest sponsored by (soon to be) jailbird Pirate Pete Landau

Over the weekend I published documents and articles such as this one which make it clear that Pirate Pete Landau may well soon be about to "go to jail, do not pass Go, do not steal another £200 from shareholders, Go direct to jail." But say what you want about the Pirate he knew how to play Bulletin Board Morons. His chat up line by email to any moron who contacted him went like this:

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The February edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with stocks to fall in love with

The February edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, and stocks to fall in love with plus much more.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom Winnifrith.com HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Charlatan Darren Winters Coughs up costs but even at the last tries to cheat us out of 40p - think again pal

I am delighted to say that the snake oil salesman Darren Winters, slammed by the ASA for telling blatant lies as we revealed HERE last week, has decided not to appeal against his latest court room thrashing by one of his victims, a case we funded. Given the Judge's damning verdict in Snake Oil vs Mr O, that was a wise call by the Charlatan. But even now he is trying to swindle us out of 40p. Think again Darren and your frightful wife Tatjana, the Foxy Legals are on the case.

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2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/02/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the lunacy of PC Aviva & 3 Stockmarket Red Flags

In today's podcast I look at the new rules Aviva is implemententing in the name of gender equality. They are not needed and are bad news for all concerned. It is yet another sign of how Britain is losing the plot on capitalism. I then offer up three clear signs that we are at a market top and why it pays to be very wary.

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2 days ago | By Lucian Miers |

Cobham Profit Warning Number Five: The Jaguar and the Tree - sell at 115p

The legendary bear Robert W Wilson once mused about his modus operandi: “I’m not interested in climbing into a tree and wrestling the jaguar out of the tree. I am interested in someone shooting the jaguar out of the tree and then I will go and cut the thing apart

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Video: Darren Winters' evil Mrs Tatjana reckons cancer is down to bad thoughts - but she can help cure it

The evil Mrs of charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters lied to a judge the other day saying that I was not a reliable witness and that she was planning legal action against me. Methinks not darling. The scale of just how wicked Tatjana Winters is can now be revealed as she, like her husband, prays on the vulnerable and desperate once again.

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2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

'Slowly And Surely They Make Plans Against Us' - and We Could Make Dosh Out of It.

Hello Share Takers. You’ve probably noticed that there has been a shortage of good take-over stories recently. This might put you off your guard. You might decide it is not worth holding onto a share which has long been in the rumour mill, just  because this sort of deal is becoming as rare as budgie teeth.

12 hours ago | By Cynical Bear |

Spot the Difference No 2: Aidan Earley v Doug Ware

A tougher second puzzle for the day. I’m not one to buy into the conspiracy theory that Aidan and Doug are one and the same but recent antics by Aidan on his blog show that they are very much hewn from the same cloth.

12 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – February update: oh dear!

ShareProphets has Red Flagged quite a few companies on AIM, but as we all know there is no problem of fraud on the world’s most successful growth market. This is why we created a diversified portfolio of Casino stocks for AIM head honcho and Sham Sheriff, Mr Marcus Stuttard, to invest his own cash and thereby demonstrate his complete faith in his team of oxymorons at AIM Regulation. With the portfolio heading towards the end of its fifth month, here is the latest update – and it is not a pretty sight.

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2 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Sub-Standard Shockers XI update – Much needed fresh blood brought in…..but will they do any better?

With the majority of the squad in suspension, or just acting as if they are, the Sub-Standard Shockers XI is in need of some fresh talent and, fortunately, there have been three recent hopefuls making a claim for a place in the team, namely, Emmerson (EML), Mila Resources (MILA) and Stranger Holdings (STHG). I’ll take a quick look at each.

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The inflation genie is out of the bottle and that is great news for gold - Peter Schiff

Libertarian gold bug Peter Schiff is one of my heros and his latest podcast reminds us all why we need material gold exposure in the months that lie ahead. Inflation is back!

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12 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Tern – FY16 results: how hard are the numbers?

AIM-listed investment company Tern plc (TERN) released its results for calendar 2016 on Friday. On the face of it the numbers, delivered with commendable speed, were excellent and with the shares up by 14.5% on the day the market seemed to like what it saw. But I wonder just how hard the numbers really are.

2 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Brave Bison – How long has it been sitting on price-sensitive information? Shocking!

Steve Moore touched on Brave Bison’s (BBSN) disappointing profit warning yesterday (HERE) but I feel he could have said more as the timing of yesterday’s announcement is shoddy and needs further investigation as does some of the other recent announcements.

12 hours ago | By Cynical Bear |

Spot the Difference No 1: Mark Gustafson v Arsene Wenger

I used to love scouring my mum’s monthly ‘Puzzler’ magazine for the Spot the Difference puzzles trying to find the extra seagull in the beach scene or the additional letter poking out of the postman’s bag on the high street. So I thought I’d offer up a bit of Sunday fun with a couple of my own, although admittedly, this one is a tad easier than the second one.

12 hours ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Born to be baaad

In a week where ShareProphets tore into Peter Landau, rolled it's eyes at another Darren Winters own goal, and can still find even more to report on about Cloudtag, I did not think the headlines could be exceeded. But Tom delivered. I give you the headline of the week:

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