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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:38 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

Your repeated stating of this has really caused me to rethink my stock choices. Thanks!

I think a post that causes me to rethink anything (including stock choices) is a good post. I tend to recommend these. I even recommend posts [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 6:34 AM

Thu Apr 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:05 PM

Re: Mutual Funds

Of course insurance itself is a regulated business.

Sort-of true. Especially as regards insurance sold on a retail basis to ultimate consumers.

But reinsurance is much less regulated, so it is much less subject to [more]

Wed Apr 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:31 AM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

Suggestion to JeanDavid -

Spend more time looking for how you might make some money doing part time work (and contributing to the world) and spend less time complaining on this board.


I do contribute to this world. I give [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:11 AM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

I am sorry but comparing a Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider when it cost $3000 to a modern $60,000 car is not really a valid comparison.

Even a low end starter vehicle has many features that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider did not have.
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Tue Apr 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:23 PM

Re: Cybersecurity Grant

Yes, but this kind of work is not new. It is just that the workers in the field are decades behind the current knowledge in the field.

David Wagner, of University of California, Berkeley has been working in this field for a very long time [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:16 PM

Re: IRS sending demand letters a week early

JLC, who would abolish the IRS if he were King/President for a day.

Were I King for a day, I would give congress one year to get the full text (with no appendices, addenda, or other documents included by reference) of the Internal [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:04 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

"unleaded 102 Octane gasoline. Now low octane gasoline costs over $2.00 a gallon"


102 sure ain't low Octane....Rocket fuel by today's standards. I only wish i could buy 102 Octane out of the pump to feed my horsepower
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:27 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

Wow. When I started driving in 1972, gas cost about .30 per gallon. I thought gas last sold for .20/gallon around WWII.

I started driving in 1961. I moved to New Jersey in 1965. I was still paying in the low $0.20s for 102 octane gas [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:19 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

You don't pay triple for a house or car or food.

My house cost me about $40,000. It is now assessed at a little more than $250,000.

My first car was an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, and cost a bit over $3000. A similar car [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:26 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

inflation is only 1.5%.

That is just not true. It is somewhere between 7% and 10%. The government reports the lower figures to make people feel better*, and so that the TIPS do not have to keep up with real inflation, nor does Social [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:35 AM

Re: IRS sending demand letters a week early

I go to the post office at least once a week. That happened about 1965. No one in all that time has even noticed that picture, much less tried turning me in for the reward.

I never look at the pictures anymore. I used to look to see if my [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:31 AM

Re: Firefox on last legs?

I tried using FF to access my account with Computure Share. No one in tech support could tell me why I had to change my password each time. Finally, 10 passwords later, one told me that I had to use Chrome. Several places I go these days, I have [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:27 AM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

I think the true unemployment figures are more like what John Williams reports on his ShadowStats web site than what the government Bureau of Labor Statistics reports:

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:19 AM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

An interesting thing about the (to me false) official reports of employment rates is that the number of employed is overestimated, because if someone gets three part-time jobs, it counts as three people employed. It seems if you have a job that pays [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:27 AM

Re: IRS sending demand letters a week early

Many years ago, I paid quarterly estimated taxes for a year in addition to the regular withholding taxes. When I filed my taxes, I calculated I was due a refund because the total withheld money exceeded the taxes due.

Imagine my surprise [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:14 AM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

are retirees expected to amass millions of $$$ in common stocks to live off these dividends?

I do not think anyone expects retirees to have amassed millions of dollars in common stocks (or anything else) so they can live off [more]

Mon Apr 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:59 AM

Re: BRK is a hedge!

A short requires a borrow.

Trouble is, naked shorts do not.

Sun Apr 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:40 PM

Re: Mutual Funds

I cannot see any logic in ever buying a fund of any kind.

I have about 10% of my investment capital in two Dodge & Cox mutual funds. One is their Income Fund (essentially all bonds), and one is in their International [more]

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