Warning: some of the material below you may find offensive
Well my first so called Twitter beef has finally arrived with a delightful opening gambit which I’ll share below but I’m loathed to write a post like this because it diverts attention away from reading financial statements:
@djthomas You’re such an ill-informed wanker, i’m not even in KIBO but would like to point out you talk shite
— Sheldon Weston (@SheldonW65) June 2, 2015
The thing is I’m not in Kibo Mining (LSE: KIBO) either and neither would I be given the dire state of Kibo’s balance sheet. When a day trader meets a value investor on twitter or anywhere else there are bound to be opposing views. The beef continued:
There is always risk:
@SheldonW65 yes there is risk. But where’s the potential in KIBO?
— David Thomas (@djthomas) June 2, 2015
And later still…
The thing is I’ve yet to receive a reply as to where Kibo Mining’s potential is or how private investors can mitigate the additional risk associated with investing in these types of stocks. Instead the attack changed direction:
To which came the reply:
@djthomas @sharesvalues I have to say you are excellent at being an asshole & spouting shit.
— Sheldon Weston (@SheldonW65) June 5, 2015
Now you may or may not agree with this point of view and indeed it’s not the first (nor I say that last) time I’ve been accused of talking excrement. But it appears that a certain fringe within the Twittersphere like nothing more than to use expletives to attack individuals who happen to disagree with their own point of view so I suggested the only really sensible course of action and received a startling yet not unsurprising reply:
Unfortunately this left only one alternative:
— David Thomas (@djthomas) June 5, 2015
To be honest I’m a bit entertained by this Twitter beef/keyboard warrior stuff it’s my first and I’m sure it makes a nice change from reading articles on the balance sheets of some really very crappy stocks; everyone likes a nice Twitter beef every now and then.
I’ll probably keep up with this beef if it does not divert too much time away from balance sheet analysis or until I get bored. Although it would be nice to receive at least some form of explanation as to the potential of Kibo Mining stock.
Image: Blesbuck males fighting