“The Last Stock You’ll Ever Need”

Uncovering Patrick Cox's secret stock that could "change every life in America"

Yes, the title of this article is misleading, dangerous crap. Sorry, but I just took it directly from the ad — the ad I’m writing about today is from Patrick Cox for his Breakthrough Technology Alert, a relatively expensive ($895) newsletter that focuses on, well, breakthrough technologies, mostly stocks that we’d classify as biotechs or leading edge tech stocks, and almost all very small companies. I had a short list of several interesting teasers to focus on for you this morning, and the fact that this is being pitched as “The Last Stock You’ll Ever Need” pushed me over the edge.

So which is this last stock that you’ll ever need to buy? The ad is a very similar pitch to what Patric Cox has used before — his ads almost always talk about being in on the ground floor of universe-shaking ideas, of building generational wealth through incredible breakthroughs. Nothing boring in here about solid balance sheets, dividends, diversification, or even patience — though of course, most of the stocks he writes about are far from becoming large and profitable enterprises.

This is the most tempting kind of stock pitch: that there’s an idea so good that it can change the way you live, so good, indeed, that it can change the way your grandchildren live as you build a generation-spanning cache of lucre. The most prominent pitches from him in recent years have been for stem cell stocks like Geron (GERN) and BioTime (BTX) or early-stage biotech stocks fighting cancer or alzheimer’s, and occasionally for cutting edge stocks in other areas, like Lightbridge (LTBR) for their thorium reactor technology or NVE Corp (NVEC) for their spintronics patents. The same stocks tend to repeat themselves from time to time in his pitches, so a few of those (and maybe also today’s, we’ll find out soon) were also pitched in his ad a couple months back that promised a revolution whose impact would rival that of the printing press.

Today? We’re told, of course, that it might be the last stock you’ll ever want to buy — so who is it?

I’m not going to do a lot of direct quoting, since Cox doesn’t make the transcript of his “video” presentation available, but I’ll give you the gist. Here, at least, is the bold type intro:

“Only a Handful of Researchers and Experts In the Entire World Know What You’re About to See…

“The LAST STOCK You’ll Ever Need

“You’re about to witness a shocking, hidden story.

“This could also be the biggest market story in history.

“You must act on this urgent wealth creation event before Midnight, Monday, May 30th.”

The urgency of May 30 is not that there’s necessarily going to be any news out of this company … it’s that they’ll be taking down the ad presentation. Which will be a horrific loss to all of us, I’m sure.

But Cox does indicate that there are good things ahead in the near future for this company — partly because of his sunny interpretation of their actual work, and partly because of insider buying, which provides our first clue.

He says that the CEO recently bought 500,000 shares with his own money and now owns about 9% of the shares, and that insiders overall own about 30% … which does sound promising.

And he names an impressive list of institutional investors who also own the shares, like Goldman Capital, BlackRock, and Vanguard … though of course all good little Gumshoes know that finding a decent-sized stock without an impressive list of institutional investors is almost impossible. So that’s another hint, though not a particularly exciting factoid.

We get more hints as well — including that researchers at a “famous institute in Florida” and at Johns Hopkins University are “absolutely floored” by the breakthrough potential of this company … potential that Cox applies most urgently to Alzheimer’s Disease but that he says could also be a “supertreatment” for a baker’s dozen of big diseases and nasty conditions, including cancer, macular degeneration, stroke, obesity, erectile dysfunction, allergies, Crohn’s Disease, rheumatoid arthritis … well, you name it.

Why? Because he describes this company’s breakthrough as a potentially life-changing treatment that gets at the core problem behind many of these diseases: inflammation. He says that the “supertreatment” fights this core cause of pain and disease, and that it is derived from, among other things, tomatoes and red peppers.

So what’s the stock?

Well, if you decide this is the “last stock you’ll ever need” and throw all your money into it, please don’t come crying to me if that turns out to be entirely wrong, but this is …

Star Scientific (CIGX)

This is a company I’ve briefly mentioned in other articles on Patrick Cox teaser picks and he seems to have liked it for at least a few months now, which has helped the stock get some attention … though the far bigger news has been their ongoing patent litigation with the big tobacco companies, which was the spur behind much of the stock’s move earlier this year. It’s also a stock that I hold some call options on, so do keep in mind that I have a conflict on these particular shares (though now that I’m writing about it, I can’t trade in the stock or options for at least three days).

And yes, it’s a pretty small company — market cap now about $500 million, so not infinitesimally small like some Cox picks, but certainly small enough to move based on discussion board posts, minor news items, or even the comments of yours truly. Volume has certainly been quite high ever since the stock doubled following their latest good news from the courtroom in early March, so the stock is very liquid (ie, plenty of buyers and sellers) compared to some little biotech-y stocks that I write about.

There are basically two core businesses at Star Scientific — one is making healthier tobacco through their patented curing process that helps to reduce or eliminate toxins; and the other is, for lack of a better term, nutraceutical research. The first part is what moved the stock earlier this year, when a judge upheld Star’s patent on that curing process in a long-running dispute with Reynolds; and the second part goosed that a little bit when the FDA ruled that new versions of some of their “modified risk tobacco products” (basically, “hard snuff” lozenges with fewer carcinogens — the products are called Stonewall and Ariva) didn’t require FDA approval as tobacco products, but neither of those really gets at the heart of Patrick Cox’s pitch for the company.

The real potential is that the alkaloid they’re isolating and producing from tobaco leaves, anatabine, will be a “supertreatment” for all kinds of inflammation, with the most exciting and lucrative one probably being Alzheimer’s at this point (since Alzheimer’s is probably the largest and most costly disease on earth that doesn’t have anything like an effective cure — it’s enough to give biotech investors paroxysms of greed, but the search for an Alzheimer’s cure has also brought down plenty of hope-filled biotech stocks and stymied pretty much every big pharma company at one point or another). And yes, anatabine is also present in tomatoes and peppers, though apparently it’s a huge ingredient in tobacco leaves so that’s a natural source.

Star Scientific’s pharmaceutical/nutraceutical arm, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, recently introduced a smoking cessation pill called CigRX that sounds like it’s basically made of anatabine — the theory being, I guess, that anatabine will help quell the nicotine cravings since both are present in tobacco and the anatabine is not considered addictive. They’re selling it directly online now, and presumably through other outlets as well, and I have no idea if or how it works. Beyond that, the hope is more exciting but also more ephemeral — Cox’s argument for near-term news seems to revolve around the fact that anatabine might get some attention as the next can’t-miss nutraceutical, and then everyone will start taking it and the demand will go through the roof. The stuff itself isn’t patented, just like you can’t patent vitamin C or nicotine, but they have filed a patent for an isolated anatabine isomer. No, I don’t really know what that means.

The potential is out there in “big picture news” and has inspired some excitement among researchers — the institute he refers to in Florida is the Roskamp Institute, and they’re doing a study now (or at least planning one — not sure on the timing) on anatabine that seems to be pointed at general inflammation and C-reactive protein. The compound’s name, in case you’re reading up, is now RCP-006. Roskamp’s focus is largely on Alzheimer’s Disease, and they’ve previously indicated that they’re beginning clinical trials in Alzheimer’s using RCP-006, but that more specific study seems to still be in the planning stage, according to the latest quarterly report.

And yes, the big dog at Star Scientific, and the man credited with discovering the tobacco curing technology or process that has been the core of the company, is CEO Jonnie Williams, and he did indeed buy about 500,000 more shares in early March, just about a week before they got the good legal news on patents. The price has more than doubled since then, and he does indeed own roughly 9% of the company (just under 12 million shares). The Tradewinds Master Fund is the largest single owner, they’re some kind of hedge fund operation and they own about 16 million shares — they say they’ve been buying for years and are invested for the long term based on the eventual potential greatness … and like Jonnie, they also bought the week before the patent decision (both buys were apparently part of a fundraising effort, they didn’t just buy on the open market).

I have no idea whether CIGX will really change the world — but I sure as heck wouldn’t call it the last stock I’m going to need, and my speculation in the shares through some options holdings is just that, a speculation in a stock that is very aggressively driven by news. If news is good, I might do very well, if news is weak or there is no news, I’ll probably lose my investment. Which is why it’s far less than 1% of my portfolio and I’m speculating with call options to strictly limit the amount of capital I have at risk … so if this turns out to be the biggest medical story ever, I’m probably going to miss my chance to create generational wealth. Dang.

Oh, and if it turns out to be just a story of blue sky potential that doesn’t pan out in the clinic or the marketplace? Well, I won’t have lost any sleep.

And just to finish up — yes the financials are terrible, and I have no reason to suspect that there will be any company news of substance before the date of May 30 that Cox throws out as the deadline (earnings came out about ten days ago). This one is really all about the “story,” whether you think the story is the potential for huge licensing fees from the tobacco companies (that was what caught my attention a while back), a revolutionary move toward healthier tobacco-derived smoking and snuff products, or a potential breakthrough someday for Alzheimer’s or inflammatory diseases and conditions.

They had less than a million dollars in revenue last year and posted losses of over $20 million, which is not the kind of company you’d want to buy for half a billion dollars unless you think the story is really, really exciting (as Cox certainly seems to) … and their most prominent current product, CigRX, which generated a substantial amount of those revenues and is in some kind of broader test marketing rollout, generated just $46,020 in the quarter. That’s thousand, I’m not leaving out any zeroes — Yahoo Finance tells us that the company currently trades for 662X sales … so no one is buying them for the present, this is all about the future.

Got a thought or a feeling on CIGX? I’m sure we’d all be delighted to hear it, just chime in using the friendly little comment box below.

P.S. I know you’re not asking, but just in case you didn’t read the whole article above and skipped straight to the P.S. … no, I do NOT think this is the “last stock you’ll ever need.” I don’t give financial advice and I’m not making recommendations here anyway, but if you’re tempted to sell your car and a kidney to buy CIGX shares, please slow down. And if you ever decide to bet your entire portfolio on a single story like this, please do not home school your children. A fun or speculative wager is one thing, going “all in” is another thing entirely.

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Fabian
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Fabian
May 23, 2011 2:06 pm

I personally like their products, Aviva and Stonewall, being a hard core smoker. It really works better than nicorette.

Captain Jack
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Captain Jack
May 23, 2011 2:21 pm

Hello Travis,

Love you site. Love the think-o-later.

I did mention to you some time ago that I have already called the true “The Last Stock You’ll Ever Need”. It is Kraig Biocraft. KBLB They are on the verge of producing pure spider silk made form silkworm. Check it out. Kraig has successfully negotiated a license to use Sigma-Aldrich's powerful zinc finger technology to accelerate its scientific research and product development, along with an option to commercialize the resulting biomaterials in the textile and biomedical fields.

Frank
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Frank
May 23, 2011 2:22 pm

If it really worked better wouldn't you no longer be a hard core smoker?

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Ventureshadow
May 23, 2011 4:00 pm

If anatabine is not patented (as you say) then all they can market is a generic. That isn't going to make much money because anyone else can knock it off. Patenting an enantiomer (optical isomer) isn't going to help much because the anatabine itself remains generic. New studies show that tobacco is not reliably useful in preventing Alzheimer's (in mice anyway). It may have some value in preventing or slowing Parkinson's disease. I think I'll lose my hard-earned money on something else.

mike
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mike
May 23, 2011 4:10 pm

you can and they did patent it for virtually all disease treatments. cool huh?

The Old Fashioned Way
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The Old Fashioned Way
May 23, 2011 4:53 pm

Travis,

Near the end of your e-mail you wrote: “And if you ever decide to bet your entire portfolio on a single story like this, please do not home school your children.” I must be missing something really obvious, but what exactly does that mean?

Steve
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Steve
February 21, 2012 12:53 am

It means you might be an idiot if you bet all your money on one stock like this, so you are probably not smart enough to teach your children anything.

dave
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dave
May 23, 2011 5:59 pm

Travis: I got the joke…and I thought it was pretty good…and yes, really obvious too. Love what you do and keep up the great work.

Coach
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Coach
May 23, 2011 6:36 pm

I was laughing out loud when you wrote that the CEO bought 500K shares and now owns $9 of the stock!

Stephen
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Stephen
May 23, 2011 8:25 pm

CEO really buy 500-K, of CIGX?

AL V
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AL V
May 23, 2011 8:58 pm

THIS WHOLE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE HOME-SCHOOLING HAS GIVEN ME A LOT
OF GOOD LAUGHS. THANK YOU!

JOSEPH
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JOSEPH
May 23, 2011 9:15 pm

CIGX research llinks to help you decide on the validity of Star Sceintific. http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_

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tomt
May 24, 2011 12:41 am
I hope it works – just for the irony of a tobacco compound providing a major health benefit. There is a nice chart of dosages of anatabine indicating it is providing a very good chemical reaction related to Alzheimer's. But this company is not letting go of any of its product initiatives, licensing, new applications , etc and it looks as though the leader is committed to continuing to emphasize retail, and can't seem to get a decent revenue stream going. Nothing is taking off ! This means the pharmaceutical products will not see much funding in the mean time.… Read more »
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Norma
January 31, 2012 1:14 am

Hola! please tell me what do you smoke!! THANKS

sorciere
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sorciere
May 24, 2011 12:58 am
Hi, This research re the link to tobacco and alzheimers is not new. I am a smoker my doctor told me at least 10 years ago that over 60’s should start smoking because it prevents alzheimers and by the time the damage is done to your lungs your time is generally up! I am not interested in the shares as tobacco grown organically does not have “toxins” most of the carcinogenics are impregnated in the paper….deliberately. So i shall continue to smoke organic tobacco in unbleached hemp paper without wasting money on stocks where the research is at least a… Read more »
Richard Stevenson
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Richard Stevenson
January 11, 2013 12:22 am

sorcierere- your comment:
……. So i shall continue to smoke organic tobacco in unbleached hemp paper without wasting money on stocks where the research is at least a decade out of date! Keep up the good work Travis always entertaining., re- your comment:
Do you know if these products are available online
thanks, heavy smoking UK ex-pat, lives in Thailand

Jubbyjubber
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Jubbyjubber
May 24, 2011 3:23 am

everyone know is switching to electronic cigarettes….

Jonathan
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Jonathan
May 24, 2011 8:11 am

I read a lot of Agora's free email stuff, and this one has gotten a BUNCH of hype over the last couple of days. I am new to Stock Gumshoe, and am pleasantly surprised to see such a timely dissection of this pitch. Thanks, Travis!

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bill
May 24, 2011 1:02 pm

i smoked hard and drank crown strait i gave up both over nite only problem i breath thru a hole in the neck

Mark
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Mark
May 25, 2011 11:15 am

Buy some of these shares and you might be breathing through a hole in your wallet…

jeff davis
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jeff davis
May 28, 2011 1:25 am

Like Jonathan, I read too much stuff coming from Agora and have just found the "Stock Gumtree" antidote – by Googling with Cox's tease-hints.

But I must have missed something – the neutraceutical is said to have been extracted from tomatoes and red peepers, not tobacco… are we talking about the same thing here?

Gandav

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Steve
May 28, 2011 8:38 am

It appears as though these stock tip advertisements have gone from a few minutes to infinity. If a sales person must BS that much………… it's usually BS.
The "home schooling" topic has brought tears of laughter to my eyes. Thanks Gumshoe you are performing a great service.

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May 28, 2011 2:34 pm

Let's consider the health consequences….. if inflammation is the cause of many/all diseases, then how do we buy a good, pure and inexpensive form of anatabine?
Anyone got some sources, including Star's product?
I am not a smoker, dislike smoking intensely…… but what if this can reduce inflammation?

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May 29, 2011 9:32 am
Glutathione is huge at reducing inflamation but you can't take a glutathione pill. It is destroyed in the stomach. Here is a company that makes a product that gets your body to produce glutathione. Here is a quote from one of their products: The Essential Glutathione Oxidative stress has been associated with more than 74 major diseases and disorders, and defending your cells against oxidative stress is a critical function of antioxidants. One antioxidant does this job better than all the others-glutathione. It is produced naturally in the body if the required building blocks are available, and strengthens the immune… Read more »
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May 30, 2011 1:59 pm
While I'm not a chemist, I have worked in the drug discover industry so maybe I can fill this in a bit. I'm not going to do a lick of research on this, so everything is going to be based on assumptions that I haven't verified. First, yes that's correct: you can't patent a natural ingredient. What you can patent are 1) the extraction process for a natural ingredient and 2) a molecule that's different from the natural one but that does the same things inside the body — or at least one hopes it does. Implications: there are probably… Read more »
Cor Bader
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June 1, 2011 7:49 pm

It just took a 19% dive today, still up quite a bit over the last couple of months.

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twally01
November 29, 2011 4:44 pm

I’ve been using Anatabloc for about 8 weeks. It helps my pituitary problem and it really helps my RA. The finger joints that are demaged enough to be immobile hurt much less. The other finger joints with used to hurt but appear undamaged no longer hurt. I really like this stuff. The best part is, unlike other drugs which are fore RA, Anatabloc has no side effects.

paul j. doran
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February 7, 2012 4:39 pm
Comment following does not directly relate to investments but may nevertheless be of interest to investors with friends or family struggling with dimensia. I recently saw a piece on utube about a helpful Alzheimer (non patentable) theory, that is that brain cells are starved for glucose and die. Like diabetes where insulin is the key to the receptors “lock” ~~ the key to the brain cells receptors “lock” is ketones. A less expensive approach than ketones , anecdotally, is PURE coconut oil added to the diet. But not hydrolyzed or hydrogenated coconut oil since those processes have health drawbacks These… Read more »
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February 7, 2012 11:39 pm

If you want to read the full transcript from any of these type of videos it’s easy. Just close the tab on your web browser. It will ask if you want to stay on page click on “stay on page” and then you can read the whole video transcript. I do this all the time as it’s quick and easy to get through all the bla bla.

Robert G
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Robert G
February 9, 2012 5:44 pm

I am glad I decided to Google Patrick Cox and The Last Stock You’ll ever Need….I guess anytime someone is telling you to jump on an opportunity like this befiore a deadline/date and then is asking you for $ 895.00 you have to be a little wary……so I decided to Google these details and it brought me to your site….I’m glad it did….you’re information and insight were refreshing….I also learned the name of the company…and that was free…..I may invest a few dollars just in case you are wrong….but I think I may agree with you.

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LyJol
February 11, 2012 2:49 pm
Cox is pushing the right buttons judging by the number of comments and the press claims that any emerging science is especially important in light of statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association that say the number of Americans 65 and older who have the disease is likely to increase from more than 5 million today to 13 million 40 years from now as large numbers of boomers age. Economic costs are expected to rise from $183 billion this year to more than $1 trillion by 2050. As part of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, the government recently announced a goal of… Read more »
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John meredith
February 12, 2012 9:15 am
Hi Travis, Thanks very much for your excellent service – I always read your emails with interest. You have a great writing style that is most enjoyable. I am likely going to become an Irregular in 2012. RE: Star Scientific Being a native of Richmond, VA, I have followed this stock pretty carefully for over the past five years, going back to when it traded under “STSI.” Like most, I was involved in STSI as a litigation play and took a small loss when they lost at trial for two yeas of infringement (nine more years of infringement still remain… Read more »
frank
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frank
February 13, 2012 6:04 am

check out ONCY………..

Barry
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Barry
February 23, 2012 2:26 pm
I am in the nutraceuticals business. We had the opportunity to be in GNC stores and took a pass. The margins were awful. If this stuff really works, but does not have a patent, the Chinese will duplicate the extracts in no time flat, and the price will drop like a rock. Unless you get FDA approval, you can not say it cures or prevents Alzheimers, and the regulation is getting much worse, not better under the current FDA. Need an example? Read about Sirtris, which SGK sunk over $700M into. A patent on an extraction process? Please. The industry… Read more »
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John meredith
February 24, 2012 9:48 am
Thanks Barry for the reminder that this will not be a cakewalk for Star. By the way, did your nutraceutical company ever have a patent, sign a US$200 million licensing deal to monetize that patent, build a business model around that licensing deal and then have a 3rd party buy your licensee and tell you to bugger off? I am guessing the answer is ‘No.” That is why Star has been in court for a decade. You suggest that Star’s case is less than honorable. That is the StarCure side of the Star story. In any case, there are already… Read more »
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tgjames
September 8, 2012 9:57 pm

Here I am, spending time researching something that this Pat Cox promoted 15 months ago. First of all, when I do a stock symbol search for CIGX, I get nothing….. is that the current symboll? And why has no one commented here since May of 2011, ” now” being Sept 2012?

Anything new we should know. Thanks!
Travis, I love your service, thanks.

John Ellis, MD
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John Ellis, MD
September 21, 2012 10:04 am

The carcinogens are formed when an (any) organic compound is burned. Tobacco has numerous carcinogens but as any organic product will do when ignited, carcinogens are formed from the material itself combines with oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur (mainly). Benzene ring analogs are all over the place, mostly carcinogenic. Very little done to tobacco prior to smoking can alter the smoke being carcinogenic. Products that claim to render something else impotent to induce cancers would be highly valuable, but we are not there yet. Smoking remains the single most important cause for preventable death.

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bove
October 4, 2012 7:52 pm

Well, the company now has a new product named anatabloc. I can be purchased online or at GNC stores. Inflammation causes pain and Anatabloc makes that pain go away. I tried it and it works. Anyone who has cronic pain should buy this product ……

Ron C
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Ron C
November 10, 2012 2:43 pm

Is there any known side effect when taking this product?

Cleveland
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November 10, 2012 5:40 pm
GNC Testimonials By vaq78 from Reno, NV I saw this product on the GNC website and read the many reviews. Decided to give it a go and it has absolutely changed my life, for the better! I am 52 years old with many knee pain issues due to my decades of involvement in sports. I currently officiate many of the sports I played as a young person to include Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball. I have always been on the look out for the ‘Magic Pill’ to help ease my knee pain. I have had knee surgeries on both knees, steroid… Read more »
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November 27, 2012 10:12 pm

Well here it is Nov 27th 2012 and I just got the tease in my email. So, I guess there is still time to take advantage of an opportunity that was going to end over a year ago. /sarc

Thanks for having done the leg work. I’ll keep stacking silver, I’ll let others chase paper.

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Dollarbil
December 12, 2012 10:12 pm

Well I guess that’s why you guys are on here bashing stuff because you actually don’t know how to make real money from stocks. That’s why I’m wealthy and you’re not. By the way a lot of the information came from Agora products. Go figure.

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June 26, 2016 2:07 am
I came across this teaser from David Gardner that other readers might also enjoy seeing you sleuth: This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997 By: David Hanson Pasted Not to alarm you but you’re about to miss an important and rare event. You see, renowned investor David Gardner (whose Stock Advisor newsletter was reported in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best performing in the world*) just revealed his next great stock idea. And something very particular about David’s pick has some investors buzzing with excitement. David issued a rare “buy” alert on a stock that… Read more »
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May 23, 2011 4:04 pm
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backwash
May 23, 2011 5:26 pm

it means – ""LIGHTEN UP"""

Gravity Switch
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May 23, 2011 5:48 pm

Just a joke — apparently not a good one. I meant that folks who do that should restrict the foolishness to their own generation and not pass it on.

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DamenS
May 23, 2011 6:14 pm

It means that if you bet your entire fortune on a risky stock (or possibly ANY one stock) you are too stupid to perform a good job at home-schooling your children. Possibly one could argue that a lack of comprehension of this simple statement would not auger well for someone home schooling their children either.

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CoolSoupy
May 23, 2011 6:38 pm

You are one of the one's that kept our class average down – duh

Gravity Switch
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May 23, 2011 5:55 pm
They've applied for a patent for pharmaceutical applications, and they're trying to stage an auction of licensing rights with big pharma companies. No idea how this is going yet, or if it's going. Patents for nutraceuticals are different than for pharmaceuticals, they can be patented but it's not the same kind of broad patent as you get for an FDA approved drug. I'm not an expert on this at all — you can't patent anatabine, but you can probably patent specific applications or formulations or isomers. They do not have the patents now, to my knowledge, but have applied for… Read more »
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billy
May 23, 2011 6:29 pm

FYI -Kraig Biocraft's website is infected with a trojan horse. If you try to open – you're dead. Nice!!

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Ross H
May 23, 2011 6:41 pm

I read somewhere that someone wrote Star asking the same sort of question about such a patent. They said that the company emailed them back and said that they patented the process for extracting the anatabine. They said that other methods of extraction are much more time consuming and expensive.
I am no expert on any of this, it is just something I saw.

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May 23, 2011 7:04 pm

Ah, and that was an unintentional joke! Sorry, should have been %, fixed now.

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May 24, 2011 9:14 am

I addressed that in a comment yesterday – look above for Fatboy 228 talking about "SMOKE FREE INNOTEC" SFIO. This is the most perfected electronic cigarette and at very reasonable cost. Just started sales in U.S. Monday.

guest
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May 24, 2011 1:28 pm

i thought that was funny as s*** (if it makes you feel any better)

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Str8Arrow
May 26, 2011 9:27 am

I thought that was pretty funny too… We homeschool our children which made it even more relevant. BTW: Love the site.

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Gail
May 25, 2011 12:16 pm

Timely is right. I came to look this Last Stock… up, and here it was! Well,another "opportunity" at riches crushed. Thanks, Gumshoe, for saving me once again.
Liked the home-school caution.
I am also a long-time smoker wanting/not wanting to quit, so that information was also very interesting.

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May 28, 2011 8:30 am

It's present in tomatoes and peppers too, not extracted from them in this case, tobacco has higher concentration. More hair splitting from the copywriters to mask the reality, if they'd used the word tobacco everyone would have known the answer right away.

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midnighteye
May 28, 2011 9:35 am

What the Hell does that apostrophe do?

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