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Fri Dec 8

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:53 PM

Re: How many?

OK, Fuskie. What's with the Taco?


http://www.tacocomfort.com/

Thu Dec 7

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:31 PM

Re: Bitcoin

well one reasoned decision: Bitcoin couldn't be manipulated and suppressed like gold and silver, and it's an easy, cheap, and permission-less way to move massive amounts of money.

Why could Bitcoin not be manipulated? Now that [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:19 PM

Re: net neutrality

The purpose of governmental regulation is to ensure an even playing field between businesses and consumers and between competing businesses. Net Neutrality brought that to the internet space. And while the ISPs say they won't abuse their [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:08 AM

Re: net neutrality

The upcoming pre-ordained decision of the FCC to fundamentally change the way the internet works seems a direct threat to small and new businesses, and especially small upcoming tech companies.

Considered analysis of this fundamentally
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Wed Dec 6

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JeanDavid replied to the Rule Your Retirement boards. 2:51 PM

Mon Dec 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:40 AM

Re: Property tax deduction

But if we know we're going to lose our property tax deduction for 2018...it might be worth it to us to pay our 2018 property tax before Dec 31st and take the deduction on our 2017 taxes while we can.
Maybe even pay the 2019 property tax
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Sun Dec 3

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:59 PM

Re: doing taxes on intuit site or downloading TT

I have not used the site, but to my thinking there is one advantage - TT like any software will have some bugs. The lateness of Federal Tax changes this year, it is almost assures even tax forms will not be ready at the normal time. I would [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:57 PM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

I hate taxes on assets. Because its an assault on property rights. I have certain property, but in order to keep it, I have to pay the government. I have no choice in the matter except to sell my property. That just seems so wrong to [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:00 AM

Re: Xtra PC - is this a scam?

I suspect - not certain - that defragging in Windows survives more out of tradition than out of actual need. Because the current version of NTFS does have a fair amount in common with Linux file systems.

Very [more]

Sat Dec 2

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:57 PM

Re: Xtra PC - is this a scam?

Most folks running any version of Windows will see an immediate increase in speed by:

[snip]

4. Defragging hard drives, even SSDs.


What I do not understand about this is that I have been running Linux since about [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:42 PM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

Of course, the devil is in the details - the bill isn't just as simple as a proportionate cut across
the board (although, that does seem to be the sales pitch in some corners of the media).


Agreed.

The devil is in [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:35 PM

Re: Did anybody lighten up?

but I wrote covered calls against ~4% of my holding.

I sold a few shares of BRK.B in three lots (each lot for $2/share more than the previous lot; last lot for $194.99 which my broker said was the peak for yesterday).
Also about [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:34 PM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

This seems to be what the Senate voted on yesterday:

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:52 AM

Re: OT: Bitcoin observation

Perhaps I am not understanding some basic feature of bitcoin (and if that is the case, anyone enlighten me!). I much prefer BRK to gold at current prices, but if forced to purchase gold or bitcoin I dont see a reason why I would prefer [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:56 AM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

"Lawyers earned a median salary of $115,820 in 2015, according to the BLS."

Master welders can make more than twice that (well, at least they could before the nose dive in the oil industry).


A friend of mine not [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:44 AM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

This “tax cut” bill is nothing more than a payback for big GOP donors and has nothing to do with the actual business of Berkshire, so maybe that’s the reason folks are not chattering about it?


Kind of scary that this got 1
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Fri Dec 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:54 PM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

Sorry: that link got truncated. Try again:

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/gross-domestic-pro...

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:39 PM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

Bottom line, let us not glorify vocational schools out of nostalgia. Those days are over. Today's jobs are different. I realize that we will always need plumbers and electricians. But they Will be people who could not cut it as deep [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:25 PM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

GDP seems to have grown over 3% annualized the last 2 quarters and 3.8% is projected for this Q by the Atlanta Fed's GDP Now model (with a caveat for inventories)/

There are other views on what GDP growth might be than those of [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:53 AM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

in Berkshire’s large regulated industrial sector (trains and energy utilities), regulatory bodies will make sure there is no increase to Berkshire’s bottom line.

One way to deal with that might be to increase capital spending in [more]

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