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  • Dumb Investment Of The Week: Public Non-Traded REITs [View article]
    Why would you buy an illiquid investment when there are plenty of publicly traded REITs doing the same thing to choose from?
    Jul 9 06:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    Well, yes a teaspoon of it is well over the lethal dose.

    "The dosage for medical use was cited as between "1/60th grain–1/10th grain", which is between 1.1 milligrams and 6.4 milligrams in metric measures. In normal circumstances, the maximum dosage used was 3.2 mg, half of a "full dose".[4] A lethal dose was cited as 1/2 a grain (32 mg)"
    Jul 9 06:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    Children, not infants, are hardly helpless.
    Jul 9 06:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Buy More High-Yielding Stocks In Order To Retire Early? [View article]
    "rnsmith was initially talking about being happy with the income level increasing to .315 per quarter. But if that's only 1.8% current yield, he could easily have a much higher income from the capital he currently has in WAG."

    He could? Not so sure about that myself. I don't tend to sell out of stocks that are doing all that I ask just because they have seen a big price run up. Its not easy finding another stock with as good or better metrics.
    Jul 9 05:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    Except for the nasal spay vaccine, you can't get the flu from a flu shot. And the nasal spray vaccine isn't recommended for those over 65.

    As for strychnine, it depends on how much you mean by a little bit. If by a little bit you mean the effective dose and not the toxic or lethal doses, then you will have a mind blowing experience. Alas the vast majority of people don't have scales sensitive enough to determine an effective dose rather than a lethal one of strychnine (so don't try this at home).

    http://bit.ly/1nfeHvL
    Jul 9 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Buy More High-Yielding Stocks In Order To Retire Early? [View article]
    "WAG's current yield is 1.8%. Meanwhile, other DG stocks have a higher current yield. Why would you continue to hold WAG?"

    Why should I automatically sell a stock that is doing what I ask of it?
    Jul 9 04:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Is It A Strategy Of Cliches? [View article]
    "that you don't quickly scan through the comment stream looking for the orange markers, and read the new comments?"

    I am telling you that I don't automatically read all new comments.
    Jul 9 04:47 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Is It A Strategy Of Cliches? [View article]
    "No, reading your comments is not optional. ... If you have a new comment, it shows with the orange arrow and I read it."

    I didn't realize the power the orange arrow icon had over you Larry. It lacks such power over me, so I only read comments by people I want to read comments.
    Jul 9 04:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Are Responsible For Your Investing Decisions [View article]
    "The average America should pay the amount of taxes that a fair and honest completion of their tax forms say they should pay."

    Ron, that really isn't an answer to the question of how much the average American should pay in taxes. And it looks a lot like you think that whatever the government decides to leave you of your earnings is fair.
    Jul 9 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Is It A Strategy Of Cliches? [View article]
    Advisor,

    You are aware of course that often stocks at all time highs go higher, right? In fact, unless something happens to the company, current all time highs WILL be surpassed.

    If you don't like DGI, you are certainly free to do something else.
    Jul 9 11:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    Vaccinate. The risks of not being vaccinated far outweigh the small risks of vaccines. Over all the years infants have been vaccinated and the millions of such infants vaccinated, only 288 have had adverse reactions. And some of those adverse reactions were not caused by the vaccine but just happened close in time to the vaccination.
    Jul 9 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    1) Correct that Thimerasol is in vaccines because it kills bacteria (and fungus and yeast).

    2)Correct Thinerasol will kill neurons (and other cells too). But only in concentrations very much higher than what is present in any vaccine.

    3)Thimerasol is ONLY in multi-dosage flu vaccines.

    4)Fluoride does indeed have a use. It bonds with the enamel on your teeth to make it more resistant to acid erosion. And again, the amount one is typically exposed to (unless you eat large amounts of fluoridated tooth paste anyway) is well below the threshold that causes any neurological problems (in the US anyway). In some US areas you might get enough exposure to cause some discoloration of your teeth.

    5)Its not magic, its a well understood biological effect. There is a level of exposure below which a chemical has no effect (otherwise the arsenic in water will kill you), and level of exposure where a chemical (or drug or medicine) will have its intended effect and a level above which that it is toxic. Even Oxygen has an exposure level where it is toxic.
    Jul 9 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    "No one gets polio anymore from the wild polio virus anymore:"

    And why is that John?

    "You cannot refute the fact that the LIVE SV-40 (Simian Virus) contaminated the Salk Polio vaccine between 1955 to 1963."

    Yep, turns out the monkeys they used to make the vaccine were asymptotically infected with SV40.

    "The polio vaccine was contaminated with this and they knew it and produced and administered it anyway while they suppressed this fact. Criminal."

    Nope, they had no way of knowing. SV40 wasn't even discovered until 1960 and prior to 1983 they had no way of detecting small amounts of a virus.

    "Virtually all cases of polio now come from the vaccines themselves. Maybe we should eradicate polio vaccinations, then polio would disappear. I personally know someone who is crippled from exposure to another person who "shed" the virus after being vaccinated."

    In the US, that is where most cases came from. Not so in other parts of the world. In plenty of places without good vaccine coverage it is still in the wild.

    "You don't understand what I was saying about infant mortality. Our infants die AFTER they have survived birth and should have been viable."

    No, first some of what we call infant deaths are labeled as still births in other countries. And second, because of other factors we have higher rates of premature births (and even though on average OUR premature babies survive at a higher rate, the difference between pre-term and full term birth survival rates still lowers our overall survival rate).
    Jul 9 09:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    Oldwarrior,

    Contrary to John's claims, it is far from certain the SV40 causes cancer. And also SV40 was already present in the human population, although we don't know how prevalent it was. And, again contrary to John's claims, it is not true that the vaccine was distributed knowing it was contaminated. Prior to 1983 it was very hard to detect small quantities of virus. The invention of the PCR method allowed much easier detection of small amounts of the virus.
    Jul 9 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Healthcare Fallacy [View instapost]
    Yes, DDT is such a horrible chemical. Of course its proper use would save millions of lives. But yes, it must be banned because if it is miss-used on a large scale it might hurt birds some.
    Jul 9 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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