“If I told them once, I told them a hundred times to put ‘Spinal Tap’ first and ‘Puppet Show’ last.“Jeanine Pettibone, This Is Spinal Tap
The best scams are the ones that telegraph themselves, screaming to the world YES WE REALLY ARE A SCAM in the way they present news to the world. Today’s example is Mako Mining (MKO.v), as underneath news of a permit award we learn that Cesar Gonzalez doesn’t want to be the friend of dictator and human rights abuser Daniel Ortega any more:
The Company also announces that Cesar Gonzalez, Vice President of Corporate Development, has left the Company to focus on his other endeavors.
Perfectly normal, right? Just a founding director and central figure at Wexford, fuggedaboutit. Expect the two-faced liar and thief Akiba to trot out his readymade excuses about his dear friend’s workload and how they are still dear friends before waxing lyrical about the number of metres they’re allowed to drill under the new permit, all without pausing for breath. And by the way, anyone who read the recent post on how mining companies operate in Ortega’s corrupt world will be under no illusions about the process MKO would have gone through to get the permit announced today, as well as what it means to the people in the zone. Meanwhile, a two-faced Hawaiian wretch justifying a failed investment will find a way of convincing himself to stay in. You got no soul, Alohaboy, ruining people’s lives to save face and to stuff your wallet full of dirty lucre. This thing is so bad even Rick Rule warned you off, but would you listen? Shame on you, Alohaboy. Shame on you.