LifeFuels Moonshot

In 1962, a young, charismatic President Kennedy announced an ambitious plan. "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." John F. Kennedy, September 12 1962 Seven years later, Kennedy was not with us to hear these famous words. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Niel Armstrong, July, 20 1969 It was an ambitious plan. In fact, to this day, ambitious plans are often called moon shots. By setting an ambitious goal, American scientists and engineers pushed the envelope of science. Kennedy's dream was realized. In 2014, a bombastic, charismatic, buffoonish "entrepreneur," Jonathon Perrelli announced his slightly less ambitious Moon Shot. "First, I beleive that this company should commit istelf to acheiving the goal, before this decade is out, of making a water bottle and avoid the hoots and howls of Mr. Cranky." Jonathon Perrelli, April Fools Day, 2014 More than Five years later, just nipping under the wire of the end of the decade, LifeFuels Announces, "We're kicking off our Pilot Program on June 12th." LifeFuels Yes according to an email from LifeFuels, Dear LifeFueler Subject: Pilot Program Details You will be provided with a Bottle,...

Communiclique’s Andy Powers Thinks He’s Tinkerbell

Communiclique (AKA Clique, CliqueAPI) is dead. A judge declared it so (see post). Like the story of Peter Pan, Communiclique was always a fantasy story. Now, that the story has ended, Andy Powers keeps putting out press releases in an attempt to convince potential investors that Communiclique exists and Andy is a businessman instead of a common criminal. Remember that part of Peter Pan where Peter implores anyone who will listen to declare their belief in fairies? That was the only way to bring Tinkerbell to come back to life. Andy Powers thinks he's Tinkerbell and if he keeps asking for applause his company will not die and he will not find himself in Prison. Andy thinks he's a Fairy and he needs an audience to show they believe in fairies. Now before I go on, I want to give a message to Andy Powers children's classmates. I hear that you are teasing his kids mercilessly because of the crimes of the father. I know you kids are reading this. Please lay off. The Powers kids are not guilty of the crimes of the father. In fact, they are innocent victims. Help them don't hurt them. Show that you have compassion. Now...

The Real Facebook Crime Scene

"The news media and government are all focused on the Facebook crime of invasion of privacy. That's BS! Users agreed to give their private data away and shame on them for being surprised that they are product.. not the customer (see post). The media like to focus on the sexy stuff about the fake stories on Facebook. Hey, the idiots who believe that Hilary keeps sex slave children in the basement of a Pizza Parlor that has no basement. That's not a Facebook crime...

Revisiting the Startups Turd to Gold Ratio

For startups, the Turd to Gold Ratio is a measure of quality density. It isn't enough to just judge the number of startups in an attempt to gauge the vitality of any startup ecosystem. One must separate the wheat from the chaff. Crunchbase and AngelList are simple non-prioritized, unfiltered, non-vetted lists of startups. There is no pretense of a measure of quality.  Alternatively, Technical.y DC and DC Inno are vacuous frauds pretending to analyze and report on the quality of a startup while loving everything and rarely spotting a gem. They are more heavily weighted to turds than gold...

Indiscriminate Indiscriminator

My mother always told me that If I couldn't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. Then one day, my sister asked my mother to brush her hair and I said, "Jeeze Cindy, even Helen Keller can comb her own hair." To which my dad picked up his belt took two quick steps towards me and I beat feet out of the house as fast as I could. Only to return in under the cover of night when clearer heads prevailed. I guess that wasn't a nice thing to say. Obviously, the lesson didn't sink in. As you noticed Mr. Cranky isn't Mr. Cranky because his praise to pwn (pronounced Pone) ratio is like 2:9 maybe even 1:9. Now let me tell you I don't bitch about everything or everyone I see. There are many times, I see stuff I want to ridicule and then I say to myself, Is what I'm pointing out a warning and a danger to others? Will it be a useful lesson? You know, like a "Beware of Dog Sign." Examples: is this Danny Boice or Jennifer Melon, abusing employees, cheating investors, abusing family members or is this a Jason Feimster and his pretend VC 3Si...

Open Letter to Whiny Jason Feimster

Poor little whiny Jason Feimster. He's being bullied! I know this because I just read his comment on a LinkedIn post.  It went like this: What are we at again? Speaking of conducting due diligence, have we ever spoke? I find your negative press and borderline lies almost amusing. However, your cyber bullying rhetoric is getting a little over played. It sounds like the ex-Marine, and big-time VC, who runs a $70 million Venture Fund (according to Feimster) is being bullied by a little old man who isn't a VC running a $70 million fund. Either Mr. Cranky is a bully or whiny Jason Feimster thinks you can be bullied by facts. Jason was responding to this post on LinkedIn that linked to this post. So I want to respond to this complaint in an open letter: Dear Whiny Jason Feimster, It is true we have never spoken. It is also true that I have only presented facts and from those facts, made several assertions. I'm concerned that you believe that there are borderline lies. I assure you that if there are any lies in my posts, and you can prove to me I am in error, I will remove the posts and sing your praises!!!! Let's address...

Why Won’t Danny Boice and Jen Mellon Sue Me?

They threatened, they told me if I didn't take down my blogs and apologize they'd sue me. So I posted more blogs. More posts incriminating these crooks and you know what happened? No lawsuit. Not a peep. Nothing! Nada! Why won't Danny Boice and Jen Mellon sue me? It's been over a year since they threatened me but it appears it was an empty threat. No lawsuit. They used a joke of an attorney. A cheap-ass ambulance chaser...

Matthew Pugsley of Chalant Health or Hey Big Spender!

Matthew Pugsley, Chalant Health CEO needs cash. He says he needs Cash for his "startup company" called Chalant Health. Not true. It's Friday, the evening of March 2nd, Matthew Pugsley and his girlfriend, Jan Ridgely, CEO of United Charitable were out partying at JVs in Falls Church. Big spender Pugsley was having a great time. Buying the drinks for the performers, the Houk Robinson Duo. But whose money was he using? Where did a man who reportedly owes tens of thousands in back child support get the money to buy a round of drinks for anyone? Houk Robinson Duo playing at JVs in 2017 Matthew Pugsley has previously declared bankruptcy. He does not have a job. He is CEO of a pre-revenue pile of turds he calls Chalant Health. Chalant Health has no product, no employees, and no income. In the last 3 years, Pugsley has been evicted at least 5 times for not paying rent. He's delinquent on alimony and child support. He owes at least half a million dollars to people for cheating them in his prior company, US Scan. He conned a vendor into developing a product and then didn't pay him $300 thousand dollars. He took at least $200K from individuals...