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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 8:47 AM

Re: STB withdraws proposal

AAR said freight railroads will continue to comply with the law regarding preference, but also will review the STB decisions "to evaluate our further legal options."

Continue to comply? That is a laugh! I have [more]

Thu Jul 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:51 PM

Re: OT: S&P earnings

But what happens if bond yields go back up to 4-6-8%, where they were in the not so distant past (say, 1965 to 2008)?

We will need to increase taxes (one way or another) to pay the interest on the $18 trillion. About a trillion [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:15 AM

Re: Constructive Receipt Question

Does not the answer depend on whether you keep your books on a cash basis or on an accrual basis?

Wed Jul 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:10 AM

Re: hp G60 laptop fan makes a lot of noise

My hp G60 laptop fan makes a lot of noise. What can I do to fix this problem?

Best idea is to replace the fan. If a replacement fan is no longer available,

Clean the dust out of the fan and, if possible, lubricate the [more]

Tue Jul 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:05 AM

Re: OT: S&P earnings

I agree - this entire thread seems to be missing the crucial point - which is to ask why are current valuations above historical levels (note: I did not say fair value here) - and if that is sustainable - and if so for how long?

There [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 7:26 AM

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 7:22 AM

Re: My Scorecard

I am wondering if others are having problems with "my scorecard."

Yes, but not the same as your problems. I had a pretty high score, but not high enough to get any merit badges. Then My score has dropped to zero. Since I do [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:18 AM

Re: Need to pay taxes? How?

Maybe he should make an estimated payment of a few hundred dollars.
Worst case -- it gets refunded to him.


That is not the worst case. One year I made four payments of estimated tax. At filing time, I filled out [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 7:06 AM

Re: Canada to speed up phase out ...

Well that was really helpful to the discussion... not. Would you like to be more specific or do you actually know anything on the subject?

I am not an expert, nor have I all the statistics about pipeline accidents, but they sometimes [more]

Mon Jul 25

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 5:58 PM

Re: Canada to speed up phase out ...

It would be better if they had un-moving container pipelines with oil travelling at 4.5 MPH rather than moving container trains barreling down the tracks through towns and cities.

Better using leaking pipelines with failing check [more]

Thu Jul 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:58 PM

Re: Deleted Posts

I have no idea how I would even know that one of my posts was pulled without notification. I seldom go back to examine old posts. For all I know, they could zap all my posts from 1998, and I would never know it unless I went back there and [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 8:17 AM

Re: Deleted Posts

TMF has been pulling posts without notification for awhile now.

I have had a very few of my posts pulled, with notification, less than half a dozen since I first posted on TMF. I even asked that one or two be pulled because I [more]

Wed Jul 20

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JeanDavid made a pick in CAPS. 5:50 AM

Genesee and Wyoming (GWR) will Outperform the S&P 500

Mon Jul 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:09 PM

Re: paper on brk by specialist

Current reform suggestions include hiring a full-time public relations professional at headquarters ...

I think it was Robert Townsend who, in his revitalization of Avis, fired the entire Public Relations Department of the company [more]

Fri Jul 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:38 AM

Re: Mungo

Jim, I hope that you are safe and well and didn't head into Nice for the fireworks.

I do not know exactly where Jim's other house in Menton is, but if it is near the Boulevard de Garavan or even the top of the parc with the [more]

Wed Jul 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:07 PM

Re: UPS Died

Always have surge protection. Honestly, they're not all that inexpensive to install at your main panel these days, so there's no reason not to protect the whole house. Granted, you still have to protect the cable and telephone separately [more]

Tue Jul 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:21 PM

Re: When to sell?

Friends advise spending more while you can enjoy it etc., but mathematically if you do that in the first years of retirement, you are screwed.

My mom used to ask, "Why is there so much month left at the end of the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:09 PM

Re: UPS Died

As someone said near the start of the thread, every situation is different. I would only need to run the cable (actually DSL) gateway/router/WiFi/VOIP (one box) for our iPad and phones to connect through WiFi and keep our VOIP telephone working. [more]

Mon Jul 11

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:01 PM

Re: UPS Died

My question (for now) is not should I replace/fix it but whether I actually need one at all?

Only you can answer this.

I have fire insurance on my house, and in the last 20 years, I have had no fires. Should I cancel my [more]

Sat Jul 9

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:02 AM

Re: Poll: Impact of Brexit

The privatization of the British railroads was a bit of a disaster. Different companies owning tracks and trains, in different regions. Tracks and rolling stock that wasn't maintained properly, etc. leading to innumerable delays and [more]

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