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BigBucksThe debate rages over vaccines. On one side are the horrible, irresponsible Luddites with their outlandish claims that vaccines are actually a bad thing.

On the other side are medical professionals, drug companies, politicians and mainstream media insisting that vaccines are so important to our health that they must be made mandatory.

There are four million USofA births per year. The Center for Disease Control promotes each and every one of them getting 101 vaccines injected into them.

At $94 per vaccine ($94 X 101 X 4,000,000= $37,976,000,000)

there is just shy of thirty eight billion dollars at play here.

I went to the CDC’s website and found vaccine private-sector costs ranging from $21 to $168, depending on the vaccine. That is where the $94 average comes from. It might be a bit higher or lower, but we are definitely talking about a lot of money in just the infant and children market.

Add in the adult market and it gets a whole lot bigger. That is just the USofA. Considering world wide vaccine use creates a number I can only guess at, but definitely larger than many national budgets combined.

One side of this debate has noticeable financial incentive to sell, perhaps even over-sell their case.

On the other side of the debate are people like Dr. Ted Koren who could earn just as much money endorsing vaccines as they can working against their use.

What’s Really Behind the Current Measles Outbreak?

Dr. Tedd Koren

Where do the government bureaucracies get their “leadership” from? Well, of course they hire the best experts money can buy … directly from the pharmaceutical industry that they regulate. You wouldn’t want ignorant people in charge, would you? Industry shills, though. Sure.

I ran for Idaho state house in 2004, I think it was. It was not a serious campaign effort, but I did research my competitor before choosing the race I entered. She had been re-elected a dozen or more times and got the good committee assignments.

I was puzzled at why the pharmaceutical companies would put so much money into her election campaign. I mean, an unknown, unfinanced Libertarian posed absolutely no threat. Well, candidates do get to keep any money they don’t spend on marketing. But why big pharma support for a state race?

There is no such thing as owning too many elected politicians.

Look at the finance reports for any state or national politician. Heck, Pharma can afford to throw a few hundred millions here and there without even noticing the tiniest of dents in their wallets. Needless to say, the financial incentive bleeds into the political process.

Yeah, but how about the doctors aiding and abetting the vaccines?

Maybe they are on our side. Perhaps they merely think they are. Possibly they just put that little criteria aside and do … whatever…

Pharmaceuticals spend nearly half of their budgets on marketing with around ten percent going to research and development and the rest in production and distribution. Pharmaceutical reps regularly, constantly even, visit doctor’s offices to regale them with the glories of their company’s vaccines… oh yeah, they also come bearing gifts as well as commission offers for drug sales.

Ah, what the heck, if it weren’t a good idea, surely the government wouldn’t allow it. Besides, everybody else is doing it. Much worse, to fail to push the right drugs is to lose support of the mainstream medical community. Doctors get blackballed, removed from referral lists, refused practice in local hospitals and more disincentives that can destroy their medical practices.

Then we get to the media. Ignoring for the moment just who owns the mainstream media, take a look at the advertisers. From television to Reader’s Digest, big pharma is openly pushing drugs. That is, paying big bucks to the media outlets who better know which side of the story to tell.

Who are you going to trust?

I encourage you to do your own thinking.

But I would sure try to find information sources who weren’t bought and paid for by one side of the argument.


P.S. Do you believe evil people exist?

Do you believe sociopaths and psychopaths are real?

Could $100,000,000,000 a year attract bad people to safe, white-collar, respectable-seeming jobs where the only requirement was you didn’t dig too deep into what you were producing and selling or simply didn’t care?


P.P.S. Since we are talking at least 100 Billion dollars, I thought this little visual aid might be handy. I don’t know about your world, but in mine a hundred dollar bill makes a significant difference. A packet of one hundred hundreds would be a huge deal.


Now, what kind of money is involved in Big Pharma’s play?

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?


A billion dollars…

A hundred billion dollars…

Eight hundred billion dollars…

One TRILLION dollars…

What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I’d take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

We’ll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.


A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2″ thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.


Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.

$1,000,000 (one million dollars)

While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet…

$100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars)

And $1 BILLION dollars… now we’re really getting somewhere…

$1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars)

Next we’ll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we’ve been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it’s a million million. It’s a thousand billion. It’s a one followed by 12 zeros.

You ready for this?

It’s pretty surprising.

Go ahead…

Scroll down…

Ladies and gentlemen… I give you $1 trillion dollars

$1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars)

Notice those pallets are double stacked.
…and remember those are $100 bills.

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase “trillion dollars”… that’s what they’re talking about.