Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vancouver securities lawyer John Briner

"Did somebody say sue? I am willing to represent you, and while you are at it, I have some penny stocks you may be interested in!"
The Law Society of British Columbia has initiated a professional misconduct case against Vancouver securities lawyer John Briner, claiming that he misappropriated client money in 2013. The society says that he received $50,439 from a client, and improperly withdrew or authorized the withdrawal of at least some of the money. He also failed to record the money in his trust ledger, according to the society.
The allegations are contained in a citation the Law Society issued on July 18, 2014, against Mr. Briner. The one-page citation says little about the circumstances of the case, other than to accuse Mr. Briner of misappropriating client money. According to the society, Mr. Briner received $50,439 from a client named GK and, between Dec. 20, 2012, and Oct. 16, 2013, he misappropriated some or all of it. Contrary to Law Society rules, he did not record a trust ledger showing the receipt of the money or its subsequent dispersal, the citation states.

The Law Society has not stated what penalties it could seek for Mr. Briner. It has also not yet scheduled a hearing in the matter.*BCSC-2197919&symbol=*BCSC®ion=C

NOTE: It is this opinion that it is far more likely than not Mr. Briner forged Ms. Dalmy's signature multiple times to effect registration of these scamola companies.

On February 3, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the filing of stop order proceedings against 20 purported mining companies for providing false information in their registration statements. Of the 20 registration statements, 18 were opined upon by the same attorney, Diane Dalmy, who is the subject of a pending SEC proceeding.
More than one year ago, Promotion Stock Secrets published a featured report in which it noted blazing red flags of fraud in the same 20 registration statements.

Promotion Stock Secrets noted that the business plans of the issuers were virtually identical and involving purported mining properties. The issuers had nominal or no revenues, nominal or no assets and limited cash on hand. They also shared common bad actors, including John Briner. The registration statements opined by Dalmy were filed within close proximity to one another; in several cases, on the same day. Promotion Stock Secrets pointed out 19 of the 20 issuers were formed on May 31, or June 1 of 2012 and; 16 filed registration statements during January 2013. The remaining 4 registrations were filed in November and December of 2012.
The 20 companies that are the subjects of the stop order proceedings are:
Braxton Resources Inc.
Bonanza Resources Corp.
Canyon Minerals Inc.
CBL Resources Inc.
Chum Mining Group Inc.
Clearpoint Resources Inc.
Coronation Mining Corp.
Eclipse Resources Inc.
Gaspard Mining Inc.
Gold Camp Explorations Inc.
Goldstream Mining Inc.
Jewel Explorations Inc.
Kingman River Resources Inc.
La Paz Mining Corp.
Lost Hills Mining Inc.
PRWC Energy Inc.
Seaview Resources Inc.
Stone Boat Mining Corp.
Tuba City Gold Corp.
Yuma Resources Inc.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

J.Frank Toasted, finally - BGM.v

The company reports, having recently received the written resignation of Frank Callaghan, that Norman Anderson, the company's current chairman, has been appointed the interim president and chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Callaghan remains a director of the company.®ion=C
J. Frank luck has finally run out, vis-a-vis the multi-year horseshoe up his hoop as he fended off those intent on offloading his hideous arse.

Damage was done via Sprott debt long ago so cry not for "poor" J. Frank.
"Interim CEO Anderson made sure to diplomatically thank Mr. Callaghan today for his "many years of selfless hard work and care . . . ." His selfless hard work last year came with a $240,000 salary, plus $1.2-million in fees charged by his private companies for exploration, deferred development, loan interest and administrative expenses. His son Sean also received $68,000 as he learned the business."


Barkerville Resolves Shareholder Petition respecting AGM and Pours Gold Bar

"Vancouver, BC -- Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. ("Barkerville" or the "Company") wishes to announce that the parties have recently reached an agreement (the "Agreement") to resolve the previously filed petition (the "Petition") in the Supreme Court of British Columbia ..."

1. the Company's Meeting for the year 2012 will be held at 1500 -- 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, as previously called by the Company, in accordance with all applicable laws."
J. Frank thought it best to semi-cooperate with the naysayers whilst throwing a bone to the howling wolves in the form of a gold bar that for damn sure cost far more to produce than its worth. Thats what we call Venture promotion 101 and anything less from a man with the pedigree of J. Frank would be disappointing. Take a bow Sir ... arsesome poohery. (And do we know of another Venture DitzBag that OUGHT to be taking notes?)

Mr. Callaghan's severely hornet stung pee pee got some more bad news yesterday as major stakeholders are lining up with the massive unmitigated cajones to demand a, gasp, AGM.

"Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. and its president, Frank Callaghan, are facing an action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia from a shareholder who wants the company to hold its annual general meeting and wants to install three new directors. Rex Harbour, who owns 7.1 million Barkerville shares, says the company has not held an AGM since Aug. 26, 2011. He says that the meeting is long overdue, especially given the company's precarious financial condition, and he is asking the courts to compel the company to hold the AGM."®ion=C
J. Frank best be treading carefully because the opposition includes former Placer Dome Inc. president Mr. Peter Tomsett.

Story on the side is the fact J. Frank recently dug into his piggy bank to finance (through a debenture - Hardy Har) the rush to produce a REAL 43-101. On the other hand we have the opposition saying J. Frank has "received $7-million in compensation over the past 18 months, either directly or through a drilling company he controls".

(Forget 18 months, J. Frank's drilling company has been grossly and ridiculously profitable for 20 years+.)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Michael Banfield Collection

1913 Merryweather Fire Engine. Est 100k
A collection of vintage vehicles ranging from open top double-decker buses to a 1913 fire engine, and a 1935 London Taxi to a 1914 Rolls-Royce, will go under the auctioneer’s hammer on June 13 and 14 at Bonhams in Kent.
1904 Talbot CT4V-B 12/16-hp Brougham. Est.640,000 - 820,000.
In 1959, Michael Banfield bought his first classic car, a 1927 Bentley. Continuing with this passion, his collection grew, today amounting to over 1,000 items, from legendary classic cars, to buses, fire trucks, and an eclectic array of automotive memorabilia.

1904 Mors 24/32-hp Roi des Belges. $ 1m.

For the first time, this entire astonishing collection will be available at auction, with many cars coming into the public domain for the very first time.
A spokesman for Bonhams said: “For more than 50 years Michael dedicated himself to the preservation, promotion, and use of historic road transport as part of our national heritage.

Most of this work was undertaken on a voluntary basis as a true enthusiast.
1906 Minerva 40-hp Roi des Belges. $ 200,000 - 240,000
1910 Renault AX 8HP $ 40,000 - 46,000

1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50-hp Silver Ghost Landaulette. $ 640,000 - 910,000

1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre. $ 73,000 - 91,000

See ----->

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo "wave"

NOTE : There are now residential addresses and phone numbers of all involved making the cyberspace rounds. It's the screams for blood, and it doesn't matter who's it is, that starts to offend now.

Those motivated enough can seek that information out, but, really, why would they exactly? Play God? Play Judge?
Former NYPD officer Mr. Pantaleo is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison and perhaps much more. That should be more than enough blood to satisfy for the time being.


"The one who did this to him should ask The Lord for forgiveness for taking someone's life. He didn't deserve this. This was not his time," Estelle Smith said.

Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, said, “They shouldn’t have did this to my son. My son never [hurt] a soul. Never.”

Some of the marchers chanted “NYPD KKK.”

The funeral for a New York father who died while in police custody is expected to draw hundreds of family members, friends, supports and community leaders to a Brooklyn church Wednesday.

This commentator can't add nor subtract anything, again.

"The cop whose chokehold knocked out a Staten Island dad — and may have directly caused his fatal heart attack — is being targeted in online death threats and a Facebook page called “Officer Daniel Pantaleo — Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Police cars continued to sit just outside Pantaleo’s Eltingville home Monday as a work crew installed security cameras intended to dissuade or catch would-be vigilantes."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kleargear Revisited

Latest address to appear for our boyos is:

427 North Tatnall Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801-2230

William Franklin Bermender

That is also the address for ...

Resume Companion LLC 427 N Tatnall St #95492
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
United States
(866) 936-4904

Information about Resume Companion LLC was first submitted to Scambook on Oct 29, 2012. Since then the page has accumulated 12 consumer complaints. On average users reported $92.97 of damages. Scambook's investigation team reached out to this company a total of 6 times, Scambook Investigators last contacted them on Jun 27, 2013

Fang Media LLC
427 N Tatnall St #84243
Wilmington, Delaware
Phone: 1-302-722-4042
- That phone number also applies to,, ,,,,
Category: On-Line Business

The web page offers a 5 day free trial, and claims that no fees will be billed unless you upgrade to the membership. After 5 days, they bill your credit card at $34.95 per month, because you had to cancel the free trial before it expired (within those 5 days) to avoid being automatically upgraded and billed for the membership. The company has 11 unresolved complaints. and In 2012, the main competitor, was shut down as an illegal ponzi scheme. Both and shuttered immediately.

The enterprise has rebanded and moved offshore ...
“Bidify is managed by Larus Palmi Magnusson of Iceland. Bidsson is a penny auction available to the global market. - See more at: is a cloud-based transaction service supporting Check 21, ACH, Cards and Digital Wallets. Payment21 LLC Online Payments

Mr. Beerli, Dir. Biz Dev,
427 N. Tatnall St. # 42034 DE 19801-2230 Wilmington, DE, USA
Tel: US +1 -888-770-0850 and Europe +41-71-740-1629-1-1

Owner Country : Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Website Location : Liechtenstein

427 N. Tatnall Street #47740
Wilmington, DE 19801-2230
1-888-55-CRAFT ( 1-888-552-7238 )

The 427 N Tatnall St in Wilmington, DE appears to be an address/mailbox that can be purchased for $16.95, according to

The only enterprise that appears semi-legit is ConsumerCrafts. The rest? Pfffft.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Famous Diamonds V

Pumpkin Diamond: is 5.54 carats in size and is rated fancy vivid orange by the GIA. The diamond went up for auction at Sotheby's in 2001 where it was purchased by Harry Winston for $1.3m. The auction occurred the day before Halloween and stone was renamed the Pumpkin Diamond.

The diamond was set in a ring with two smaller diamonds on both sides and was worn by Halley Berry at the 2002 Oscars when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monsters Ball.
The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey and its most valuable single exhibit is the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci.

It is an 86 carats pear-shaped diamond, surrounded by a double-row of 49 old mine cut diamonds.
The Star of the South was the first Brazilian Diamond to achieve world recognition. It was found by a slave worker in 1853. After passing through several buyers and sellers, the stone made its way to Amsterdam for cutting.

The result is a stone that measures 128.42 carats and is a light pinkish brown color. The stone was displayed in the London Exhibit in 1862 and the Paris Exhibit in 1867, after which it was purchased for $400,000 as a gift for Sita Devi, the Maharani of Baroda. The stone was then purchased by Cartier in 2002.
The Tereschenko Diamond is 42.92-carat,fancy blue, pear-shaped stone. It was part of the Tereschenko family as a loose stone until it was set in a diamond necklace by Cartier in 1915.

Just after its completion and right before the Russian Revolution in 1916 the stone was removed from the country for safekeeping and eventually sold to a private collector. In 1984 the diamond was sold for $4.5m
The Great Chrysanthemum Diamond is a fancy brown pear shaped modified brilliant cut that measures 104.15 carats. The diamond originated in South Africa, was cut in New York by S&M Kaufman, and was named after it's similarity to the brown chrysanthemum flower.

The current owner of the diamond is unknown.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Bonhams “Gems, Minerals, Lapidary Works of Art and Natural History”

Mounted Juvenile Tenontosaurus Skeleton. Est. US$ 150,000 - 180,000. Did not meet reserve.
The 431 lot Bonhams auction included mammal, dinosaur and plant fossils; loose and rare faceted gemstones; lapidary carvings by German masters; jewelry; amber; petrified wood; meteorites; gold nuggets; and rare, natural pearls.

The auction took place on May 20, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Massive Ruby Crystal in Zoisite - The Largest Ruby Crystal (over 100 lbs) to be offered at public auction. US$ 100,000 - 150,000. Did not meet reserve.

Ruby scale-model of a dragster. Carved by designer Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio from solid panels of ruby, the model is detailed with obsidian tires, a gold vermeil engine and a polished rock crystal windshield. The dragster is estimated to bring $150,000-200,000. Sold for US$ 146,500

A vivid green color and large size of 6.83 carats propel this gemstone beyond any other demantoid garnet seen in the marketplace. US$ 130,000 - 180,000. Sold for US$ 125,000
On sale is a collection of 27 rhodochrosites, commonly known as “red gold,” ranging in hue from a light rosy color to the rare cherry-red shade. The group is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $250,000. Reserve not met, sold individually.

The rhodochrosites were mined from the Kalahari Manganese Field in South Africa, representing a collection gathered over many years from a region that is no longer producing.
Chrysoberyl alexandrites are a rare gemstone. The stone has a unique color-change alternating from yellowish green changing to brownish yellow. 29.97 carats. US$ 100,000 - 120,000. Sold for US$ 137,000

Entirely carved from a single crystal of multi-color Brazilian tourmaline with hues of rare blue, purple, green, yellow and near-colorless. US$ 80,000 - 110,000. Sold for US$ 137,000

Rhodochrosite on Manganite



The iconic lead statuette of the Maltese Falcon from the 1941 film of the same name.

One of two known cast lead statuettes created for use in John Huston's screen version of The Maltese Falcon, the "bent tail feather" bird, and THE ONLY STATUETTE CONFIRMED BY WARNER BROS. ARCHIVES AS HAVING APPEARED ON SCREEN.

It sold for US$ 4,085,000.