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This Blog was created as a hub of information for shareholders and employees of public company Cyanotech Corporation. It is provided as a free of charge public service to investors. The basic idea is:

  1. We own Cyanotech stock (Nasdaq: CYAN)
  2. We believe CYAN stock is significantly undervalued relative to its potential
  3. Obvious Cconflicts of Interest and other disturbing facts have been discovered relating to “Chairman for Life” Michael Arlen Davis and his hand-picked Board of Directors
  4. Chairman Davis’ activities around Cyanotech appear to be the principal cause of the company’s present day problems.
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of a public company, Michael Arlen Davis (MAD) is, ipso facto, a Public Figure. As Directors of a public company, Cyanotech’s individual board members are also, ipso facto, Public Figures. Moreover, these Public Figures are up for re-election at Cyanotech’s August 2017 annual meeting of shareholders. 

With the intent of a spirited political campaign, Images are used throughout this Blog as "Thumb Nails” and/or “Click Bait" to attract investor and employee readership to the much more sober (e.g. sometimes boring) but more factual written word content. 

The Images are creative devices, not declarative statements of fact. Images are intentionally irreverent, over-the-top exaggerations,” obvious hyperbole, and obvious "political" satire given anticipated Board elections at the company's annual meeting in August.  

Rudolf Steiner Foundation has also earned treatment as a "Public Figure" by participating in an undisclosed (until recently) investment “Group” formed with their longtime close associate and --Significant Donor -- Chairman Davis, to pursue investment activities in and around the publicly traded shares of Cyanotech.

The images are simple creative devices that represent a relatively tiny portion of the total information provided, particularly when compared to the much larger volume of articulated research and other written word content offered freely to investors and employees, as a public service, and in the sincere interest of improving Cyanotech’s corporate governance practices and share price performance. No image used in this Blog should be viewed in any way as a declarative statement of fact about Chairman Davis, Cyanotech's Board of Directors, and/or Rudolf Steiner Foundation.

Note that this Blog employs, for example, images of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un as a metaphor for general themes such as inherited power, compulsive secrecy, and desire to control. Please note also that the public record reinforces that Michael Arlen Davis shares his controversial father Leonard’s passion for secrecy and control.

To illustrate further, consider, for example,  the images below of a very young and vibrant Kim Jong Un, and his loving father Kim Jong Il, the previous Dictator of North Korea.  If these images were employed in an article as a metaphor for the father/son relationship between Leonard and Michael Davis, reasonable people would appreciate the obvious absurdity and humorous Intent of the images. In fact, reasonable people would likely view comparisons of most public figures to the Kim's as "wild exaggerations" and "obvious hyperbole". that also contain elements of general truth -- e.g. they are a father and son, they are known to like secrecy, they appear like being in power a lot,  and they are generally known to not take kindly to any evidence of disloyalty, or opposition.


Obvious Hyperbole

No reasonable person should view any images in this micro-cap company shareholder Blog as suggesting Michael Arlen Davis and/or his associates have any blood on their hands. MAD may be a significant risk to shareholders' wallets, but he is not a threat to world peace. MAD is not seeking to possess nuclear weapons, that we know of, and we promise to report back if we see any evidence of that changing ;-)

The images used in this Blog/Website are no more than creative devices used to attract interest to our reporting of relevant criticism, comment, news, teaching, and research to shareholders and employees of Cyanotech Corporation, related to its Public Company Chairman and Public Company Board of Directors. 



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The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have regarded as fair use: “quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.”

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