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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4 hours ago

Re: can-o-worms

premarital sex

...but your honor, we were not engaging in premarital sex; we have no intention of getting married ...

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:59 PM

Re: can-o-worms

Not a direct one, but this one should get you there. .pdf

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:42 PM

Re: Taxing Online Entertainment

Govt entities with the power to tax usually have offices that work on collecting the tax. That probably means forcing leading providers to list their customers within the taxable boundaries.

If the provider refuses to provide the list,
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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:30 AM

Re: can-o-worms

Judging by the length of this thread already,

1.) One of Murphy's Laws goes: "If you open a can of worms, to recan them takes a larger size can."

2.) Has anyone read the complete text of the Supreme Court decision? All 103 [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:55 AM

Re: Really Bad Economists

"Really Bad Economists"

Was it not Warren or Charlie who said that God invented stock analysts to make weather forecasters look good? Or was he referring to bad economists? The only economist I knew (Ronald Coase) had his [more]

Sat Jul 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:13 AM

Re: can-o-worms

If SS now has to honor spousal benefits that they didn't have to before well won't that make it go bust even faster? More $ out but the same $ in.
Well probably more $ out and less $ in as well since they penalize single people.

Also
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:03 AM

Re: Cramer and Interest Rates

Bring back the great days of 12% prime and good annual returns on the S&P 500! What a terrible century so far, for shareholders.

In 1977, my father was 65. He had a pension available from the University of Buffalo, a lot of money [more]

Wed Jul 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:13 AM

Re: motif investing

Cyprus! What could possibly go wrong? Now I need to check and see who their clearing firm is, and see if somebody safe is holding my stocks.

Chances are, Cede and Company, 55 Water Street, New York City, holds the physical [more]

Tue Jun 30

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:30 AM

Re: Grexit?

You are only broke if you cannot repay your debts. There is very little chance the US won't repay its debts (they can always print more money). The issue is that the Greeks can't print more money - they need to ask someone else to print it for [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:23 AM

Re: Grexit?

The US government is at least $18 trillion in the red

Yes, and our population is a third of a billion. That works out to $54k per person - hardly the end of the world.


OK, not the end of the world. But how would you [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:15 AM

Re: Grexit?

Here's what I don't understand.. It seems to me that almost every government is broke.

Illinois is broke. The US government is at least $18 trillion in the red, and if you include the present value of future obligations, we're
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Mon Jun 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:53 PM

Re: Grexit?

Let's consider talking about something other than dividends?
Or something in plain sight.


Some may think this is in plain sight:

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:59 AM

Re: Grexit?

Let's consider talking about something other than dividends?

Maybe Greece's possible exit from the euro... Or well...


OK. You mean like this?

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Sun Jun 28

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JeanDavid replied to the BOINC Fools board. 10:24 PM

Re: World Community Grid

Still here.
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Sat Jun 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:40 AM

Re: Unicorn status?

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/#

Is down for everyone or just me?

It's just you. http://unicorn.us.com is up.

Fri Jun 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 6:22 AM

Re: WSJ: Boxcar Shortage

You have to wonder how many lumberyards are equipped to handle railcars. Most probably prefer to receive container loads.

Near me, there are three businesses that have historically had the ability to handle rail cars. One is a [more]

Wed Jun 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:33 PM

Re: Ot identity theft protection

That's not true anymore, at least in the US since the "Credit CARD Act of 2009".

I seem to be a lottle bit behind the times. Thanks for pointing this out.

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:24 AM

Re: Ot identity theft protection

Perhaps one should have both a low dollar limit credit card

I had one of those, but since I paid it off monthly, they continued to raise the credit limit. I started at $500, and it is about $12,000 now. And the low limit is not much [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:20 AM

Re: Ot identity theft protection

To be honest, that scares me more than a thug hitting me over the head.

Getting hit over the head is no great thing. It happened to a friend of mine decades ago. She was found in a heap at her front door. Unconscious. In a coma for [more]

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