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knighttof3 posted to the Political Asylum board. 3:55 PM

That "small $1 million loan"...

From https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-09-26/how-trump... -

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"And you know I started off in [more]

Mon Sep 26

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:19 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

The hits keep coming. Now the DoL is after WF - https://www.dol.gov/wellsfargo/

From [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 3:33 PM

Re: Winners of This Year's Ig Nobel Prizes

There seems to be a sharp distinction between legitimacy of research between natural sciences and social sciences. I would classify the research in reproduction, physics, chemistry, biology etc as genuine (even if trivial) without hesitation. Nothing [more]

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knighttof3 posted to the Value Hounds board. 1:16 PM

Declining S&P earnings

http://www.wsj.com/articles/profit-slump-for-s-p-500-heads-f...

Or Google "Profit Slump for S&P 500 Heads for a Sixth [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:08 PM

Re: ZINC Tax Loss

I believe you can show a loss anyway, without selling, as these are "worthless securities". I await expert opinions from the board regulars.

Sun Sep 25

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:55 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

Or if the government had let sharks like Buffett or JPM swallow the muppeteers?

My deepest apologies for missing the obvious "sharks allowed to tear apart the vampire squid" metaphor.

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:05 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

The truly outrageous and expensive bail out was reserved for the car companies, which you don't hear much about.
Much better PR flacks, I guess.
Destroying zillions of operational vehicles to create artificial demand to prop
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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 5:45 PM

Re: Caption This

"Contestants meet before the final round of the UHC - the Ultimate Hair Championship."

Sat Sep 24

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:48 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

To address your points -
1. I agree that TARP made a profit. It would be hard not to because any significant flow of money has to pass through one or more TARP recipients.
2. Geithner is a weasel. Even if WFC got strongarmed into accepting, [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:08 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

The banking section of TARP turned a very nice profit for US taxpayers,
so a case could be made that a more muted level of banker outrage might be appropriate on that front.


I have heard this argument many times and it does not [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:21 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

Regardless, I don't believe in demonizing institutions.
... However, you are painting *everyone* in
banking with the same strokes


Which national big bank do you think is better and can be reasonably trusted not to f*ck [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:13 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

Tom: do not worry. For some persons in this board, wrong spelling is intolerable . . . but they are all too happy to approve scams and other financial swindles from certain banks.


I can't crack this code. Help?

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:16 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

It's not often that I cheer for slimy class action lawyers...
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-wells-fargo-accounts-lawsu...

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:42 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

Just to be very clear: I am in the camp that given the available facts,
the issue at Wells is very far away from being a systematic problem.
Yep, the incentives need redesigning, but the numbers (i.e., percent of
employees that
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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:21 AM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

And, "Grammar God."

More like an Apostrophe God, a minor deity to whom (<-- see!) Internet pedants dedicate a prayer before embarking on their quixotic ventures.

Fri Sep 23

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knighttof3 posted to the Words, Words, Words board. 5:01 PM

That guy...

There was an extremely funny writer who had immigrated to the US a few decades ago - maybe between 1940 and 1970. Can't remember his name for the life of me. He wrote stories and novels full of humor, usually about the US as seen from the eyes of [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:56 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

On the other hand, I think it is a great thing that people participate in discussions at whatever level of grammatical expertise they possess. I think if these people are not participating in the discussions, it doesn't mean that they [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 4:43 PM

Re: Pluto and Earth Distance from the sun

It takes about five hours for sunlight to reach Pluto. It takes eight minutes to reach Earth.

That's why tanning salons on Pluto do such a roaring business. Just ask Pluto's most famous export. I, for one, welcome our new [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:36 PM

Re: Stumpf resigns from fed advisory panel

But gosh, it's hard to take seriously a comment with that kind of spelling.

Very OT - after living in US for more than half my life, I have come to see these kind of flaws in a different light. The rest of the (nicer parts of [more]

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knighttof3 replied to the Falling Knives board. 3:59 PM

Re: FKA: WFC

Tell me what inconvenience you experienced when someone breaks into your house and sleeps in your bed? Nothing. But why you react to that but condone this?

To reiterate, you are saying that people's emotions are wrong because you [more]

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