“Obamacare: Don’t get mad, get RICH!” (sez Money Map Press)

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The latest screed from Danielle O’Dell for the Money Map Report is aimed at first getting you all fired up about Obamacare, in case you’re one of the seven people in the United States that doesn’t already have a strong opinion about that law’s impending enactment, and then, more importantly, at telling you that she’s got a way for you to profit from Obamacare instead of getting angry about it.

Why? Well, the obvious answer is: writing stuff about Obamacare gets people fired up.

And fired-up people read through long sales letters and are motivated to take action.

Actions like, say, subscribing to newsletters.

I’m sure every single person reading this has their own personal opinion about the troubles with our health care system, and about all possible proposed solutions, and the polls certainly tell us that everyone hates Obamacare even as most of us don’t quite understand how it’s going to end up working — since the rollout of the health care exchanges has been so botched “I hate Obamacare” is certainly an easy opinion to come by even if you generally like some sort of universal or single-payer health care system or a reorganization of the health insurance market, and even if you personally might be a beneficiary of the new system.

So I won’t dwell on Obamacare or on the political aspects of it, and I don’t really much care what Danielle’s opinion is on that or her “countdown to catastrophe” doomsday clock for the enactment of part of the Affordable Care Act on January 1 … we’ll just try to figure out what stock O’Dell is touting as a play on this big change to the health insurance markets.

And yes, in order to even get to the ideas of how to profit from Obamacare we need first to sit through an interminable sales pitch about the free “Beating Obamacare” book that they’ll give you for subscribing — but you could, of course, buy Beating Obamacare for $5 or $10 yourself if you wanted it — do you want to subscribe to the Money Map Report newsletter?

Well, let’s first see what stock or investment they’re promoting as their way to profit from Obamacare — this isn’t the first “Obamacare profits” pitch we’ve heard, and I suspect it won’t be the last, but we’d be delighted to figure out the specifics for you if we can.

The pitches about specific investment ideas come from Keith Fitz-Gerald, one of the analysts behind the Money Map Report and a few other Money Map newsletters, here’s a taste of his spiel after he takes over from Danielle in this ad “presentation”:

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“OBAMACARE: DON’T GET MAD, GET RICH!

“Let me give you just one quick example of what you’ll find in this free special report…

“Everybody on Wall Street ASSUMES that Obamacare will hurt companies that depend on hourly-wage workers the most…

“Especially fast-food companies…

“Because fast-food companies are going to have a hard time giving health insurance to millions of employees who barely make minimum wage…

“It makes sense, right?

“But wait…

“The folks who run these giant fast-food chains aren’t stupid…

“If they simply take their 40-hour-per-week FULL-TIME employees…

“And turn them into 30-hour-per-week PART-TIME employees…

“They won’t have to pay a penny in health insurance!

“And all that savings will go right to the bottom line…

“In other words, Obamacare will FORCE these companies to become even more profitable than they are today…”

So I guess McDonald’s is the “freebie” pick that he’s willing to share with anyone who sits through the ad pitch, and he goes into a bit more detail here:

“So invest in McDonald’s, because unlike many other American companies…

“McDonald’s will not only remain unscathed by Obamacare…

“Obamacare will actually FORCE McDonald’s to become more profitable than it is today!

“But at roughly $90+ a share, it’s not easy for the average investor to take a large position in McDonald’s…

“Nor is it the kind of stock that could double or triple in value over a short period of time…

“Because blue-chip stocks like McDonald’s don’t usually do that…”

I don’t know how much of an impact Obamacare might have on McDonald’s future, but I’d guess that the shares have “taken a breather” over the last six months probably at least as much because they had gotten kind of expensive and the company was generating only about 2% sales growth as because of any health insurance concerns.

And he throws out another (very) thinly veiled idea in fast food:

“HINT…

“In China nowadays, Colonel Sanders’ chicken is more popular than General Tso’s!”

I’m under the impression that General Tso’s Chicken is a “Chinese American” dish popularized entirely in Chinese restaurants in the US, though I’m sure you can now get it in Beijing … but yes, Kentucky Fried Chicken has been a big hit in China, and China was the source of much of their growth over the last decade — though, like McDonald’s, KFC parent Yum Brands (YUM) has had some trouble “breaking through” to new highs over the last 18 months as sales have often come out a bit lighter than expected, in part because of slowed growth in China. Optimism has perked up a bit more recently and YUM is now again trading at a nice stiff premium to the market, with a forward PE of about 20.

I don’t know how anyone on earth can resist fried chicken, so perhaps YUM will take over the world eventually … but I don’t find the stock particularly mouthwatering at this valuation. And of course, we didn’t have to pull the Thinkolator out of the garage for that one — anyone can find the stock ticker for Yum Brands in about 30 seconds, and it might take 30 seconds again to learn that KFC is owned by Yum brands if that wasn’t already part of your mindscape.

Then we get into the one that’s really held out as “secret” — it’s about health care, so it’s probably more specifically relevant to Obamacare. He does say that some pharma companies are going to reap windfalls because of all the new customers, but doesn’t specifically hint about any individual ones … until he talks about vaccines. Here’s a bit of the tease:

“Buried in the 2,572 pages of the Affordable Care Act are two little paragraphs that could make you very rich indeed…

“When you clear away all the government gobbledygook, one of these paragraphs says…

“The federal government may enter into contracts with private companies to buy vaccines…

“And the other paragraph says…

“The government not only will be buying more vaccines, but it also will be promoting their benefits…”

So there’s the profit potential — Fitz-Gerald cites reports that the vaccine market could be growing by 15% a year, which would be a nice big tailwind for any company selling a lot of vaccines. Which stock does he like to benefit from that?

Well, he does mention the large cap vaccine leader …

“… you could buy GlaxoSmithKline, which is the market leader in vaccines with 23% global market share…

“Unfortunately, at roughly $50 a share for GSK, the potential for growth is limited…”

That always gets my goat a little bit — it might be that GSK’s potential is “limited” … but it’s not because the stock is at $50 a share, it’s because it’s a mega-billion-dollar company with a history of ups and downs, and because the vaccine business is a relatively small part of a big company. A $2 company is not necessarily one with better growth potential than a $50 company, you have to look at the size and prospects of the individual company, and though low share prices tend to go with small companies that’s certainly not always the case (for those who don’t know, the market capitalization is the number that really tells you the size of a company — that’s the number of shares times the share price. GSK is not a $50 company, it’s a $125 billion company … or, if you want to take it a step further and be more analytical, it’s got an “enterprise value” of $150 billion — enterprise value means you add the net debt to the market capitalization, it’s the price you’d pay today if you bought all the shares and paid off the company’s debts).

But anyway, I don’t want to get too far off track — the pitch is that there’s a small vaccine company Fitz-Gerald likes:

“… what if I told you there was another stock that’s currently selling at only $1.90 a share…

“And this company actually MAKES their own vaccines in the laboratory by synthesizing them out of DNA…

“So theoretically, they can attack virtually ANY infectious disease around the world…

“From AIDS… to Bird Flu… to Typhoid… you name it!

“Buy 10,000 shares of this company and you’ll pay only $19,000…

“But if Obamacare causes it to rise to $5 a share, your position could be worth $50,000….

“If it goes to $10 a share, you’ll have $100,000…

“And if it goes up to $25 a share, you might be sitting on a quarter of a million dollars!”

So … hoodat? Thinkolator sez it’s Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO)

Which is indeed a synthetic vaccine company, though it’s not yet a vaccine-selling company so they won’t be benefitting from any increase in insured vaccinations immediately — their most advanced vaccine currently is in Phase II trials.

And yes, their platform does allow for the potential for vaccines that can protect against diseases much more fully than current standard vaccine technology — broadly reaching more of the viruses or cancer cells they’re targeting. The platform is called SynCon, and it is basically a vaccine shell that can be quickly directed toward specific antigens and which is combined with some kind of targeted electrical stimulant — in the case of therapeutic cancer vaccines, that means that it looks like they can generate a lot of T cells quickly to fight off the cancer.

I am not a biotech expert by any means, but Inovio has had a remarkable year filled with extremely promising early-stage studies — there was a wave of insider buying in the shares about six months ago when it was down around 50 cents a share, and then they released a half dozen encouraging studies in infectious disease and cancer and the stock shot up briefly to $3. It’s been quite volatile in recent months, but is currently right at about $1.90.

INO says they have enough cash to get them through about the next year and a half, which is good because they’re in the midst of a large number of studies that will be burning up cash — the have six studies they’ll be initiating next year, according to their recent presentation, and while none of them are the huge Phase III studies they’re still bound to cost millions.

So as with many biotechs, this one is all about a platform and about the future — it’s not about revenues or earnings just yet. There is a nice validation of their platform implied by a big deal with Roche for a couple of their vaccines, and the results have certainly sounded awfully good from their early stage clinical trials this year. I don’t know what hangups there might be in getting synthetic vaccines approved by the FDA, or if there will be issues when we get to large-scale safety trials (Phase III), but the efficacy of at least some of these therapeutic cancer vaccines looks impressive early on. The therapeutic cancer vaccines are the first wave for INO, including their lead candidate for HPV and cervical cancer, but I suspect we won’t see a Phase III clinical trial before the end of 2015 so there’s a long way to go before we start thinking about whether a 15% increase in the vaccines business is going to help them post good revenues.

And that’s about all I know about Inovio — the science and promise are enticing, they are in decent financial shape, but they’re not going to get a boost from vaccine spending in general unless it speeds up their clinical trials over the next couple years. I do have positions in two medical-sector stocks, but neither is a biotech or drug developer in a major way, and only one of them, a REIT, has really been touted as a play on Obamacare (the stocks are Ligand Pharmaceuticals and Medical Properties Trust, just FYI). Have an opinion you’d like to share about these guys, or about the other potential vaccine or health care winners of the next era in US health care? Let us know with a comment below.

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148 Responses to “Obamacare: Don’t get mad, get RICH!” (sez Money Map Press)


    • wonders never cease…another person in the world named Leo; actually, I was wondering if I was being hacked…then I saw an entry with my Dad’s name! woah, too freaky
      Back to the science thing…I have respect for the investigative discipline which science has, but missing from the perspective here is the significant factor of doubt that accompanies scientific pronouncements, to whit, science doesn’t believe itself, or should I say it’s pronouncements and infact imbues findings with caveats and further investigation, testing of results and conclusions. If this were not the case, let’s see, who was the first scientist…sdewww

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  1. Seriously! Science doesn’t believe itself?!! The scientific method by definition says we don’t know everything, never will. (As opposed to some who believe they know everything.) All knowledge is subject to new findings, theories and data. That being said the best science today says vaccinations have been and still are the way to go. As for tomorrow? I think Woody Allen said it best in his movie SLEEPER. When a cryogenically frozen Woody is thawed in the distant future, one man says “This guy’s 50! He looks terrible!” His partner responds “Well you have to remember he lived in a time before they knew the benefits of a high fat high, high cholesterol diet.

    efinition says that we don’t know everything, never will, and all science is revisable by new data. Saying that the best science now available says vaccination is the way to go given available data. But I think Woody Allen said it best in the movie SLEEPER. When Woody Allen’s cryogenically frozen body is thawed in the distant future, one man says to the other: “This guy’s 50! He looks terrible!” And the other guy says: “Yeah, but

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    • well I’m glad you got my point, Brad…exactly as you say: “we don’t know everything, never will”; in other words, science is always sceptical of it’s own claims… so we civilians take information, scientific or otherwise, which we churn through our limited understanding seasoned with our own particular biases and talk about it on blogs. My over all point is that there is a lot of opinion that is claimed as fact, to the benefit of the claimer and the detriment of those that are the target of the claims. It’s more the case than not these days. There are some sites, including this one, that serve to shed light on the claims that don’t hold up and reveal possible motivations of those who make the claims (generally making money)…

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  2. I totally understand and agree with you Leo. The point I want to emphasize though is that no one really knows for sure what a stock is going to do in the next year. And new and better medical information will be available in the future. But whether I’m purchasing a stock, or making health care decisions for my family, I want to use the best available scientific info at this moment. Its not perfect (as my portfolio can attest). But it gives me the best chance to do well for my family. So even though it won’t put a nickel in my pocket I encourage people to vaccinate their children.

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  3. The Vaccine Hoax Is Over
    By Andrew Baker
    Food Freedom News

    Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents showing that government experts have

    1. Known the vaccines don’t work
    2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent
    3. Known they are a hazard to children
    4. Colluded to lie to the public
    5. Worked to prevent safety studies

    Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.

    Educated parents can either get their children out of harm’s way or continue living inside one of the largest most evil lies in history, that vaccines – full of heavy metals, viral diseases, mycoplasma, fecal material, DNA fragments from other species, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (a sterilizing agent) – are a miracle of modern medicine.

    Freedom of Information Act filed in the US with the CDC by a doctor with an autistic son, seeking information on what the CDC knows about the dangers of vaccines, had by law to be responded to in 20 days. Nearly 7 years later, the doctor went to court and the CDC argued it does not have to turn over documents. A judge ordered the CDC to turn over the documents on September 30th, 2011.

    On October 26, 2011, a Denver Post editorial expressed shock that the Obama administration, after promising to be especially transparent, was proposing changes to the Freedom of Information Act that would allow it to go beyond declaring some documents secret and to actually allow government agencies (such as the CDC) to declare some document “non-existent.”

    Simultaneous to this on-going massive CDC cover up involving its primary “health” not recommendation but MANDATE for American children, the CDC is in deep trouble over its decades of covering up the damaging effects of fluoride and affecting the lives of all Americans, especially children and the immune compromised. Lawsuits are being prepared. Children are ingesting 3-4 times more fluoride by body weight as adults and “[t]he sheer number of potentially harmed citizens — persons with dental fluorosis, kidney patients tipped into needing dialysis, diabetics, thyroid patients, etc — numbers in the millions.”

    The CDC is obviously acting against the health of the American people. But the threat to the lives of the American people posed by the CDC’s behavior does not stop there. It participated in designed pandemic laws that are on the books in every state in the US, which arrange for the government to use military to force unknown, untested vaccines, drugs, chemicals, and “medical” treatments on the entire country if it declares a pandemic emergency.

    The CDC’s credibility in declaring such a pandemic emergency is non-existent, again based on Freedom of Information Act. For in 2009, after the CDC had declared the H1N1 “pandemic,” the CDC refused to respond to Freedom of Information Act filed by CBS News and the CDC also attempted to block their investigation. What the CDC was hiding was its part in one of the largest medical scandals in history, putting out wildly exaggerated data on what it claimed were H1N1 cases, and by doing so, created the false impression of a “pandemic” in the US.

    The CDC was also covering up e financial scandal to rival the bailout since the vaccines for the false pandemic cost the US billions. And worse, the CDC put pregnant women first in line for an untested vaccine with a sterilizing agent, polysorbate 80, in it. Thanks to the CDC, “the number of vaccine-related “fetal demise” reports increased by 2,440 percent in 2009 compared to previous years, which is even more shocking than the miscarriage statistic [700% increase].

    Wellness Resources

    The exposure of the vaccine hoax is running neck and neck with the much older hoax of a deadly 1918-19 flu. It was aspirin that killed people in 1918-19, not a pandemic flu. It was the greatest industrial catastrophe in human history with 20-50 million people dying but it was blamed on a flu. The beginning of the drug industry began with that success (and Monsanto was part of it). The flu myth was used by George Bush to threaten the world with “another pandemic flu that could kill millions” – a terror tactic to get pandemic laws on the books in every state and worldwide. Then the CDC used hoax of the pandemic hoax to create terror over H1N1 and to push deadly vaccines on the public, killing thousands of unborn children and others. (CDC will not release the data and continues to push the same vaccine.)

    The hoax of the vaccine schedule is over, exposed by FOIAs in the UK.

    The hoax of the CDC’s interest in children’s lives has been exposed by its refusal to respond to a doctor’s FOIAs around its knowledge of vaccine dangers.

    The 1918-19 pandemic hoax has been exposed by Dr. Karen Starko’s work on aspirin’s role in killing people.

    And despite refusing to respond to FOIAS, the CDC’s scandalous hoax of a 2009 flu pandemic and its part in creating it, was exposed by CBS NEWS.

    And the Obama administration, in attempting to salvage the last vestige of secrecy around what is really happening with vaccines, by declaring agency documents non-existent, has made its claim of transparency, non-existent.

    But pandemic laws arranging for unknown vaccines to be forced on the entire country are still in place with HHS creating a vaccine mixture that should never be used on anyone and all liability for vaccines having been removed. Meanwhile, a Canadian study has just proven that the flu vaccine containing the H1N1 vaccine which kills babies in utero, actually increases the risk of serious pandemic flu.

    Americans who have been duped into submitting their children to the CDC’s deadly vaccines, have a means to respond now. People from every walk of life and every organization, must

    1. take the information from the UK FOIAs exposing 30 years of vaccine lies, the refusal of the CDC to provide any information on what it knows about those lies, and the Obama Administration’s efforts to hide the CDC’s awareness of those lies, and go to their state legislatures, demand the immediate nullification of the CDC vaccine schedule and the pandemic laws.

    2. inform every vet. active duty military person, law enforcement people, DHS agents and medical personnel they know, of the vaccine hoax, for their families are deeply threatened, too, but they may not be aware of it or that they have been folded into agency structures by the pharmaceutical industry (indistinguishable from the bankers and oil companies) that would make them agents of death for their country with the declaration of a “pandemic” emergency or “bio-terrorist” attack. It is completely clear now that the terrorism/bioterrorism structures are scams so that any actions taken to “protect” this country using those laws would in fact be what threatens the existence of Americans.

    It was aspirin that killed millions in 1918-19. Now it is mandated and unknown, untested vaccines with banned adjuvants in them that threaten the country with millions of deaths. At the same time, the CDC is holding 500,000 mega-coffins, built to be incinerated, on its property outside Atlanta. Not to put too fine a point on this, but it’s clear now that the CDC should not be involved in any way with public health.

    Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we know that vaccines are not a miracle of modern medicine. Any medical or government authority which insists vaccines prevent diseases is either ignorant of government documents (and endless studies) revealing the exact opposite or of the CDC’s attempts to hide the truth about vaccines from the public, or means harm to the public.

    Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we know the vaccine schedule is a hoax.

    The health danger to American children and adults are vaccines.

    http://foodfreedomgroup.com/2012/09/29/the-vaccine-hoax-is-over-by-andrew-baker/

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    • Thank you Robert for having the courage to tell the truth. I know all to well how difficult it is to believe that some people are willing to put PROFIT ahead of the best interests of their fellowman. I struggled with the idea for many years, BEFORE admitting to myself that YES some people are either, (and you have to make a choice here) so totally brainwashed they can not make a moral decision, or so GREEDY and EVIL nothing will dissuade them from their course of action to enrich themselves at the expense of the average clueless consumer.
      Thank you for providing credible information that counters medical propaganda.

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        • Then I guess you must be brainwashed, that is if you read Robert’s submission from creditable sources and it dosen’t put even a dent in your iron clad beliefs in medical science as being virtually infallible and should be followed without even considering contra indicated facts.

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  4. Breaking: Courts discreetly confirm MMR vaccine causes autism
    by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

    (NaturalNews) You won’t hear anything about it from the mainstream media, but the federal government’s kangaroo “vaccine court” has once again conceded, albeit quietly, that the combination measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does, indeed, cause autism. In a recently published ruling, part of which was censored from public view, a young boy was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars after it was determined that the MMR vaccine led to a confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    Ten-year-old Ryan Mojabi’s parents say he first suffered an encephalopathy after being vaccinated for MMR on December 19, 2003. Known as a “table injury,” encephalopathy is a recognized, compensable adverse reaction to vaccines, and one that the kangaroo vaccine court has previously linked to vaccines. According to Ryan’s parents, the MMR vaccine caused their son’s encephalopathy, which manifested as “neuroimmunologically mediated dysfunctions in the form of asthma and ASD.”

    After being bumped around from court to court, Ryan’s case was eventually heard by the vaccine court’s Autism Omnibus Proceedings, according to The Huffington Post. And in the end, the federal government agreed that Ryan’s encephalopathy had been caused by the MMR vaccine, a landmark ruling that confirms what Dr. Andrew Wakefield found more than 15 years ago when studying gut disorders in children given the MMR vaccine.

    “Ryan suffered a Table injury under the Vaccine Act — namely, an encephalitis within five to fifteen days following receipt (of MMR),” admitted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the case. “This case is appropriate for compensation,” it added, in full agreement with the court’s decision.

    Of particular note in the case is the fact that concession documents by the government remain under seal. While the court and the government at large openly admitted that the MMR vaccine caused Ryan’s encephalitis, it did not make public its opinion on whether or not that encephalitis led to Ryan’s other injuries, including those that fall into the category of ASD. But the fact that these documents remain censored shows that the government is hiding something of importance from the public, which most definitely has to do with the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

    Concerned parents everywhere were right all along: MMR vaccine can cause autism
    In a similar case heard during the same month, young Emily Moller from Houston, Texas, was also awarded massive compensation for injuries resulting from the MMR vaccine. According to reports, Emily experienced a severe reaction after receiving not only the MMR vaccine but also the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), HiB, and Prevnar vaccines. Like with Ryan’s case, the government conceded that these vaccines led to Emily’s autism and other developmental problems.

    These two cases, combined with numerous published studies out of the U.S., South America, and Europe, prove that the MMR vaccine is not the harmless vaccine that the conventional medical industry claims it is. In fact, everything that Dr. Wakefield found back in the late 1990s concerning the MMR vaccine — findings that cost him his career and reputation, by the way — are proving to be undeniably true.

    “There can be very little doubt that vaccines can and do cause autism,” Dr. Wakefield recently stated from his home in Austin, Texas. “In these children, the evidence for an adverse reaction involving brain injury following the MMR that progresses to an autism diagnosis is compelling. It’s now a question of the body count. The parents’ story was right all along. Governments must stop playing with words while children continue to be damaged. My hope is that recognition of the intestinal disease in these children will lead to the relief of their suffering. This is long, long overdue.”

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  5. The Scientific Method: To paraphrase a doctors analysis: The sad fact is before we can regain trust in the Industries “scientific method” they must be forthcoming with ALL the data. Every clinical trial should be registered before it starts, and all results and raw data should be provided at the conclusion. At present they are not , and as a result industry sponsored studies have a 400% increase in positive outcomes vs. independent studies. On top of that the negative outcomes are never published.

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    • Good point Leo, open and above board is the motto, if the “scientific method” is to be objective then TRUTH must be the fundamental bottom line, not manipulated (or hidden) statistics to augment some drug companies bottom line profits, at the expense of the poorly informed consumer. If every potential side-effect of every drug was fully explained to every potential consumer, sales would drop like a stone.

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  6. Not sure how it happened, but this information indeed bears repeating. These hidden and buried FACTS should be shouted from the housetops and make headlines in every newspaper in the country. But no worries, a few children can certainly be sacrificed on the altar of scientific advancement, as long as it is not YOUR children or grandchildren.

    Incidentally my paralysis, (fortunately temporary) but I still have after effects, was caused by the DTP vaccine. Vaccination in my books is a fraudulent money making racket, and any attempts to enforce it should be met with class action lawsuits by anyone affected by it.

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  7. Obviously you were affected! Start a lawsuit. I’d be more than interested in any results — or lack thereof. Big Talker! Let’s see how all your so called evidence goes down in a court of law! You have the opportunity to save countless children from the evil medical community, and yet you sit there. You say you were affected by a vaccine. You say people should shout to the housetops. Stop talking and start a class action lawsuit for the multitude (like you) who have been affected by the plague of vaccinations.

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  8. Did you not read the previous submissions Brad, the government has passed legislation protecting the drug companies from liability because they KNOW they are deadly poisons, besides 65 years later the chance of proving anything in court would itself preclude any possibility of justice, but Robert has shown that the evidence justifying CAUTION is out there if people really want to learn the truth. Leo (57) makes a reasonable case for transparency and full acknowledgement of the inherent RISKS so that parents/individuals can make an informed decision.

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  9. Myron Martin “Special to Stock Gumshoe”, you are obsessed, absolutely obsessed with your point. No one will ever be able to sway you away from it, no matter how much evidence they can produce and how much the weight of history is on his or her side. You discount the peer review process with: “Relying on “peer reviewed papers” only proves that people of a given mindset have agreed on certain criteria that upholds their financial interests.” An absurd generalization — it really shows your closed mind. It’s a really really good thing for mankind that you have no control over what is or is not done on behalf of the health of the citizens of the world. Go ahead and rant on. Knock yourself out.

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    • Well List, I could easily turn that around, apparently you don’t know that a 500 page encyclopedia of SAFE NATURAL cures has been compiled over the past 15 years that exposes all the dangerous drugs that have been approved by the FDA, many of them still on the market, while SAFE NATURAL cures exist the public for the most part does not know about because of the all powerful medical lobby. The entries include hundreds of qualified and practicing M.D.s, double blind studies etc. Most of the KNOWN cures for cancer have been suppressed along with many others that make no profits for the drug companies. You accuse me of having a “closed mind” but anyone who knows me personally will attest to the fact that I am very open minded person on virtually any subject, but that does not mean I don’t have strong opinions based on in-depth study. I can see where you might consider me “obsessed” as you term it, but your reaction confirms that you are equally as obsessed, so I propose this challenge: will you agree to read every page of the encyclopedia I mention and then compare notes as to WHO is obsessed or closed minded? Evidence is rarely one-sided and you obviously have not availed yourself of countervailing evidence to prevailing medical opinion. If you actually read entries 55-56 by Robert and still stick to your charge of “closed minded” then it can certainly be applied to you, and if you DID NOT even red them with an open mind, then are you not obsessed with the medical position?

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  10. Brad, It looks like a “table injury” whatever that is, must be the only, or one of, the loopholes in the law. I understand it is a pretty hard nut to crack. Don’t be too hard on Myron. I forgot the name of the philosopher who said: first they condemn, then they ridicule, and then it is accepted as fact. I surely accept the milestones made with small pox, polio, etc. but money has corrupted these companies. Me-too drugs are running rampant. Have a healthy questioning perspective. Look at the double blind studies on the internet between Prilosec and its successor. Sorry I am 80 and cannot remember the successor product (Vxxxx?). If they have not taken the studies down, the results will amaze you. I think TV ads suckering low information people to pressure their doctors should be prohibited as they are in some countries. Too bad that the companies care more about money being made and spend too much on advertising.

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    • Leo: Excellent contribution: “first they condemn, then they ridicule, and then it is accepted as fact.” so true, and it really does expose who is really “closed minded” as it usually takes a few brave souls to expose popular fallacies. Change does not come easily and without casualties.

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  11. I think a lot of people are missing the point of this article. The point is whether or not vaccine (and other) companies’ stocks become better investments under the ACA.

    Regarding MCD, I think they have some problems to fix right now. Their menu has become more complicated and thus the service has slowed. I live in NYC. I don’t eat at McDonalds, but I do look through the windows as I walk by, and I have seen the long lines. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to wait in long lines for anything. They also have to face the backlash about the pink slime and other criticisms of their products. I sold MCD at $99 because of the historical high of $103 and with the current concerns about the economy I thought that that particular dog had seen its day for now. I would buy it again when they look to be a little bit more attractive on price, and have their internecine issues worked out.

    KO is also faced with challenges right now as people trend toward healthier drinks. The company is reacting to that by trying to promote new products that will appeal to the more health conscious crowd. The stock price has been fairly flat for the past six months but they pay a reasonable dividend. I am holding.

    I don’t own GSK but at a glance they are looking pretty good right now and pay an impressive dividend. I plan to look into them more over the weekend.

    I personally think that INO is a risky bet because to date they don’t sell anything. It’s great that their testing is going well but there are a lot of factors that can come into play that could dramatically change their picture. Since the stock is cheap a small position might be ok. Like the money map method professes, only about 10% of your portfolio should be in “rocket riders”.

    I don’t subscribe to the Money Map Newsletter, and while they do make some good points in their promotional video (as well as some bad ones as TSG has pointed out), nothing that they say is a secret, They are things that you can research on your own, and you can draw your own conclusions.

    Happy investing!

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    • I agree with being able to research the info myself, but I’m considering purchasing the first year membership special for 49.95 with the freebies that come with the Money Map Method simply because I’m assuming it will give me a lot of good start-up material and save me well over $50 worth of time looking up the info myself. I’m new to investing and am already 47 years old…perhaps it’s too late for me…The only reason I even started researching this today is I’m desperate to try and make enough money to build my dream green home.
      On another note – I happen to have a M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology, and I find the arguments about vaccines interesting. People are very passionate on both sides of the argument…but most seem to argue from a very unscientific perspective. Some pertinent information that is verifiable is as follows: vaccine production has become increasingly sloppy and there have been some significant incidents in several countries that have caused serious neurological incidents (and death) well above the “accepted norms” (from the swine flu vaccine catastrophe of 1976 to the more recent pentavalent vaccine in India) , in the U.S. the FDA has lost the power to properly test drugs (and food for that matter), drug companies now test their own products and there is very little independent double-blind studies going on especially with vaccines, a survey of medical researches conducted while I was in graduate school revealed that more than 70% of them admitted to signing a contract with drug companies that fund their research promising not to divulge negative results (this is unethical in my field), preservatives in infant/child vaccines may no longer contain mercury but they now contain aluminum and formaldehyde, the number of vaccines given to a child has more than doubled in the last 30 years, the immune system is at a sensitive developmental stage during infancy and their brain/neurological system continues to develop for years – from a biological standpoint – this means that their physiology is more susceptible to toxic effects when compared to a teenager, and finally – the U.S. government seems to agree that vaccines can trigger several disorders including autism in children as evidence by the more than $2 Billion it has awarded to parents since 1989.
      With just the information above, I must conclude that it is NOT foolish to question whether you should be giving your child all the recommended vaccines. I’m not saying all vaccines are bad. What I’m saying is that you cannot trust everything the medical system or pharmaceutical companies tell you about vaccines. Frankly, there is no real good reason to take vaccines against diseases that are not deadly. It is a “healthy” thing to challenge the immune system naturally and allow it to develop its own antibodies to childhood diseases like chickenpox. For those that prefer sticking your child with aluminum and formaldehyde for diseases that are uncomfortable and painful, yet not deadly, I ask – why?
      And to the people who argue for a healthy diet devoid of man-made chemicals I applaud you. I have actually tested a cleansing diet I designed with only organic raw vegetables and other anti-inflammatory ingredients and was amazed at how I felt after three days. I ate nothing else except this shake (as much as I wanted) and water for five days – my energy levels skyrocketed and I lost the after lunch blues completely! Since then several of my friend shave tried it to help them with different ailments and all have improved.
      Americans seem to forget that you are what you eat. Next time you have a headache – stop reaching for that pill and instead – think about what you ate.

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  12. Azor, I’m sorry, but you don’t get to mention the cleansing diet you designed without letting your fellow gumshoers know about it! I’d love know know the recipe, I think I’m overdue for a good cleansing. Also enjoyed your vaccine analysis.

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    • Hi Robert – glad to share. I must warn you that the cleanse is a little hard core in the fact that you will smell like garlic and onions. However, when I explained to my fellow co-workers what I was doing, I found that they respected my choice and dealt with the smelly shake (it was just for a week). I designed my raw veggie shake to not only cleanse the body but also to increase my metabolism and promote anti-inflammatory properties. Also – it’s important to use a blender NOT a juicer as you want to retain the bulk/fiber, which helps you feel full. All the ingredients are organic and there is a reason for each one (too extensive to list) – onion, garlic, broccoli, carrot, spinach, daikon radish, cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon, cayenne, cinnamon, and turmeric blended in organic tomato juice. Add amounts to taste and make a relatively thick stock, which you refrigerate in a glass container. You pour half a glass of stock and cut it with more tomato juice add some fresh squeezed lime stir and drink. You should make fresh stock every third day (its not as powerful after the second day). You can drink as much as you want but do NOT drink close to bed time as it might keep you awake. You can also drink green tea and water but nothing else during the first week. I used the cleanse to jump start my metabolism the first week, followed it with a fat burning vegan diet that is similar to GBOMBS for two additional weeks (as I was interested in also losing weight), and then brought in healthy proteins such as organic eggs to the diet. Continue with at least 1 glass of raw veggie shake for as long as you can tolerate it. I lost my after lunch blues on day three, felt superbly energized by day five, lost 10 lbs by the end of the third week, and kept it off a year later. I just wish I had the discipline to eat healthy all the time! The key to a healthy feeling body is to ensure you regularly eat raw veggies (and other anti-inflammatory foods), avoid foods with man-made ingredients (least processed is best), avoid inflammatory foods (e.g., processed sugars), stop eating when you feel full, and walk at least 30 min five times a week.

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    • To briefly tie this all back to getting rich through Obamacare (or any medical policy), the U.S. economy and financial systems are significantly dependent on human disease. If everyone were to follow the healthy plan I outlined above, all the problems associated with obesity would vanish. Everyone’s immune system would be at maximal protection and disease would decrease by probably over 80%. This would have highly negative effects on any money making processes associated with drug development, medical care, meat production, corn syrup production, food preservative production, etc. Obamacare policy would never have evolved. Our financial and economic systems directly and indirectly resist the best plan for a healthy life and the vast majority of doctors do not take the time to educate patients on the power of wholesome foods and exercise – instead, they are very quick to offer you a prescription for a drug.

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  13. Thank you Biochem101 for explaining the “get out of jail card free”. I have always read the manufacturers inserts. What happened to me: Years ago I went to see my knee orthoscopic surgeon for pain a year after the operation. When I left He said to his staff: “Give Leo a bunch of those sample bottles of Vioxx”. I said, “I don’t want anymore of that stuff it causes heart problems”. Doctor: No it doesn’t. Me: Yes it does. Doctor: Then give him Celebrex. Two years later Vioxx was taken off the market. The Celebrex was never used either after reading the insert. If I have to take antibiotics I also load up on Probiotics which is now recognized as very advisable but many doctors don’t seem to know this.

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    • Leo,

      My kid brother has a PhD i pharmaceutical chemistry. One thing I know from listening to him, doctors get their information from SALESMEN of the companies who make the round to their offices. My other brother has been in the insurance industry for his whole career. He told my parents to ask their pharmacist about medications, because they have much better training and more day to day experience. They tried to peddle Vioxx to me too but when I described who I was getting my information from they back-pedalled very rapidly. As my friend said, watching a TV commercial, “You have toenail fungus but the medicine they give you causes liver failure? Better to live with itchy feet!”

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  14. I believe that vaccines had a large part in advancing our world health, but in my mind the jury is still out on flu shots.
    The CDC doesn’t even know how many people die each year from the flu, putting their estimates at between 3,000 and 49,000 people a year – and that is for ‘flu-associated’ death, which means “deaths that occur in people for whom seasonal influenza infection was likely a contributor to the cause of death, but not necessarily the primary cause of death.” The reality is the vast majority of these deaths are due to pneumonia — not flu — which likely accounts for only a few hundred. Yet the CDC continues to use tens of thousands as a scare tactic to drive people towards flu shots.

    Again, hearing about flu deaths (which are actually typically pneumonia deaths) further contributes to the fear-mongering urging Americans to get vaccinated against the flu … without letting the public know that they’re still entirely susceptible to all of the other flu-like illnesses going around. And also keeping quiet about the fact that a flu vaccine does not protect against the ‘primary cause of death’ in most flu-associated deaths, which is pneumonia.

    A far better approach would be to educate people about the importance of healthy eating, exercise and vitamin D levels – as, unlike the flu vaccine, these natural strategies do help protect against all of the viruses and bacterial infections going around since they work by bolstering your body-wide defense against all disease: your immune system.

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    • A few weeks ago I decided to get my free annual physical (since it had been 10 years without one). The doctor, who i haven’t met before, comes in and asks me when my last tetanus shot was. I said I didn’t remember. So, he checked it on his chart and then checked another box and said: “Okay, we’ll get you a booster shot and a flu vaccine.” To that I said, “No flu vaccine, absolutely not! I am a healthy 46-year old with no immune deficiencies. Why are you suggesting I take this vaccine?” Well, a pretty intense debate about vaccines ensued. This guy was of retirement age and assumed I was your average patient with no type of knowledge in these matters. That soon changed. I was surprised that he was not up to speed on the preservatives in infant vaccines. To make a long story short – he believed there were no studies out there that showed any neurological impacts of vaccines because he would have “seen it in his medical literature” and besides there was a “recent study” that “proved” there was “no connection between vaccines and autism” (I am familiar with that study). To which I responded, “You are obviously not a scientist if you think that one study proves anything.” Well, I did a bit of research online when I got home and found this link that I thought might be of interest to you: http://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Autism/specialreport.aspx.
      How can a man of his years not be aware of any of these studies? Note how many of these studies are in pier reviewed scientific journals. On another note, during a separate conversation after the heated vaccine debate, he mentioned he was retiring and that his wife had ovarian cancer. She was thankfully in remission after radiation treatment. I asked him if they had looked into any alternate therapies to which he replied “No”. I did not have the heart to continue with that line of discussion. That same evening I found this extremely interesting documentary on cancer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEwgaCTb72c

      Question: Should I bother giving him a copy of the reference list of vaccine studies or the link to this documentary?

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  15. Most companies got out of the vaccine business simply because there is no profit to be made and more importantly, they were tired of being sued by sheister lawyers and extortionist governments due to some of the rare and unfortunate side effects of some vaccines.

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  16. J J– They can’t be sued (compliments of our congress). Anyone proven injured by vaccines get compensated by a government fund.

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  17. After reading this entire thread, I am left with the conclusion that following the best science available is correct. Scientists have children too!
    At 62 years of age, it is my observation that the older I get the more I tend to be skeptical, conspiratorial, and condemning of all opinions…save my own. After all, I am older and wiser than most of you…right? Wrong…and I fight the urge to dismiss my children’s inspiring optimism everyday.
    The latent supposition here that somehow Jonas Salk’s moral standards of 50 years ago were something more than today’s corporate scientists’, is a subjective judgment. The results of today’s science… documented in double blind tests… is not.
    That made me to go back and re-read the comments from those of you who presented your credentials and the number of years in your field of discipline.
    Old men like me are grumpy, but we’ve lived long enough to see the truth ousted from the morass of egotistical, self-serving opinion. In each case, it has been science, not the adherence to the likes of a creationism-type movement that has moved he ball down the field. Your physician has credentials posted on the wall of his office…take the time to read them.

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  18. I saw this video, “Obamacare: Don’t get mad, get RICH!”, and after sitting through the whole thing waiting for the mentioned, “Free Books” at the end, instead I was of course offered a reduced cost membership fee of $45 and some change….
    I should have guessed it, as almost ALL videos online that use the word free, and say njo cost to you, or giving them away, ALWAYS get around to wanting forty some dollars for something at the end. Still, I am not sure what these people believe is the true definition of Free, but according to the dictionary, it means:

    without cost or payment.
    “ladies were admitted free”
    synonyms: without charge, free of charge, for nothing;

    So, I feel that it is blatant lying to use the word free so many times throughout a presentation that in the end is going to request a credit card, but that is just the snakepit that the internet has become nowadays, everyone wants something, and free is a fantasy, like dragons, and wizards.
    It really is a shame, but if they lied that many times during the video pitch, then I do not think I would trust them with my investments as a result!!

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  19. Very succinct and entirely correct. I do not believe the promises of any company that promises something for “FREE” for 9/10th of their sales pitch with a “by the way” at the end, “to get your free book or reports etc. all we ask is that you TRY our newsletter for 90 days to see whether you like it” during which you can get a full refund. Thats the key clause their lawyers advise them makes the deception, (misleading) lie permissible. Morally it is reprehensible and should send up a red flag, these people are not honest and reliable.

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