That was then and this is now and the big question is what to do, if you're AVU.v and want to keep paying yourself salary cheques and running your interpretive exploration campaign? The answer is to sell out to the bullshit pumpers and get them all on your side, which means Palisade Capital (those guys in Belize who run the mining pump radio show), Dig Media (purveyors of pump for years) and Bob Moriarty of 321Gold are all on board with the latest round of the placement, stocking up on the 10c shares with their full warrant kicker at 15c. But alongside those public purveyors of bovine excrement we now also see AVU playing with such backroom guys as Concept Capital Management and Golden Capital Consulting Ltd (both domiciled in The Marshall Islands...which is perfectly legit, innit guv) who make their living by "formulating capital markets strategic plans in Europe". Yes, before you ask, that's bizcode for "pump jobs on the Frankfurt exchange". By the way Concept Capital Mgmt is a particularly nefarious house of financial nastiness, the real classic sell-your-grandmother types.
And AVU, a company that runs pump jobs on its drill results, has just willingly got in bed with all those guys via this latest placement and of course the new holders all paid full cash for those shares....none given away for free in return for services, of course of course of course how cynical of you to think otherwise. Because as those guys have proven, time after time, there's no need to have a decent deposit to be able to get a stock to move up. All you need are a layer of suckers waiting to hear the right message at the right time and then react in correct Pavlovian style.
On your way out the house this morning, check the bathroom mirror.