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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:14 PM

Re: Tax Bill: higher CG rates?

I bet WEB and Marc Hamburg are going to have a serious discussion about this bill first thing Monday morning.

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:51 AM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

Goofyhoofy- Thank you so much for sharing that story about World Book. I am probably showing my age here but I remember as a kid growing up in the 1960's how proud my late father was about our new color tv that was the size of a piece of [more]

Thu Dec 14

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:15 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

Dexter was a bad decision because the world changed. Just like the world changed for World Book when Bill Gates made it obsolete and the world changed for the trading stamp companies. Harold Alfond fit the Buffett profile. A frugal, loyal, New [more]

Wed Dec 13

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:17 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

Bob Shaw the founder of Shaw Carpeting wanted to acquire a flooring company that had significant asbestos liabilities. He went to Omaha to talk to WEB about providing uncapped asbestos insurance and WEB said he was "unwilling to bet the [more]

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:12 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

Both Gen Re and Dexter were big mistakes that got compounded by BRK stock issuance. However, lets invert always invert as Munger says and look at how other businesses mistakes have greatly enriched Berkshire. Somebody has already mentioned AXP during [more]

Tue Dec 12

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:46 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

Just got done reading my Saturday WSJ there was an interesting book review The Man Who Made Movies about movie mogul William Fox. He bought Loew's Inc. a real blue chip property at the time considered to have the best cinemas on the best corners [more]

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:22 PM

Re: BuffettCoin

Texirish- Your trip down memory lane got me to thinking about an elderly woman who I sat next to at Rosenblatt stadium in 1999 back when Warren used to have a Berkshire Hathaway baseball night during the annual meeting weekend. Her late husband had [more]

Mon Dec 11

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:53 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

Is Berkshire really safe? I would ask what you mean by safe. If you have a couple kids going to college in the next couple of years I would say it is very unsafe. All the great ones Buffett, Peter Lynch, John Templeton, etc. have said that they have [more]

Sat Dec 2

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:22 PM

Re: OT: Bitcoin observation

The Emperor Has No Clothes. All of these comments about Bitcoin take me back to the year 2000 BRK annual meeting when the high tech mania was all the rage. Warren was "to old" and "just didn't get it and one well known financial [more]

Wed Nov 22

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:35 PM

Re: Nothing runs like a Deere!

Largest amount of Deere shares owned by Cascade (Bill Gates investment arm) 31.4 Million or 9.8% of shares outstanding.

Mon Nov 13

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oldmarket replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:00 PM

Re: Opportunity Knocks

The difference is that IBM was a passive stock market position with Ginni Rometty still at the helm. Ask Greg Abel if he would like General Electrics power generation business or if Mark Donegan at Precision Castparts would like GEs aviation [more]

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