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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:26 PM

Re: Nat gas storage injections surge...

It could well end up with power outages and/or gas supply restrictions when the thermometer dips. Shut down the nukes, no new gas pipes, short winter daylight hours in New England make solar energy a joke, wind currently supplies about 2% of New [more]

Mon Jul 7

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:39 PM

Re: BNSF

Local authorities are seeking more information on the train traffic passing through their communities. The railroads are reluctant to disclose the information.

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Sun Jul 6

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:51 PM

Re: BNSF

Did you hear about the massive derailment on BNSF that happened this spring due to the 80 mph winds that broadsided the train? It was mostly containers on the flatcars (12) but took a long time to clean up and fix tracks. They just finished it a [more]

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:55 PM

Re: OT favorite patriotic movies

The Longest Day tells the story of D-Day.

Gettysburg re-enacts the turning point battle of the US Civil War. Gods and Generals covers earlier battles before Gettysburg.

Battle of Britain (1969) presents this critical air war story. [more]

Mon Jun 23

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:03 PM

Re: Shrimp on the Barbee

A Tesla has a range of 300 miles .....

That, very much, depends upon the conditions.

What I recall reading is that was calculated at a steady 55 mph, level ground, no wind - i.e., conditions that are unrealistic for [more]

Thu Jun 12

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:58 PM

Re: OT Cross post: CAPE

Keep it simple. What does pretty much everybody agree on?
Things are more expensive than usual in the past, so forward returns are likely to be lower than usual in the past.

Exactly how much lower? We can't know. Besides, it depends
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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:36 PM

Re: OT: Big Oil Subsidies...

I guess that it has always made me wonder why gasoline is so expensive in other places in the world relative to the US.


Jan,

Do a little research. Here are some places to start.

Gasoline prices are much higher [more]

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:22 PM

Re: OT: Big Oil Subsidies...

I'll handle by private e-mail. Same offer goes to anyone else. Just e-mail me at texirish@aol.com.

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

Re: OT Cross post: CAPE

Jim,

You, and others, might be interested in this guy's critique of Hussman's models for predicting future returns based on measures such as CAPE, q, market/GDP, etc.

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

Re: OT: Big Oil Subsidies...

Jan,

Reproduced below is the latter part of a long e-mail I sent to a young friend who worked for the DOE, but had asked what I thought about the government proposals to cut subsidies? It was written in 2012.

To shorten the length [more]

Wed Jun 11

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:00 PM

Re: Iraq - fighting delays oil exports

Not too long ago, I read a Gavekal articlem shared by John Mauldin. The article talked about the fourth world war that now exists. WWI and WWII are familiar to us all. Gavekal calls the cold war WWIII - although the USSR and US/NATO never went [more]

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:24 PM

Re: Boomer Retirement Impacts on Stocks

Consider health insurance. When I was a young adult, we got to deduct the entire cost of health insurance to arrive at the AGI. Then it was reduced to 50%. Now it is just included in the 7.5% sum you have to get to deduct [more]

Mon Jun 9

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:04 PM

Re: GHU boasting again

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Sun Jun 8

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:51 PM

Re: Boomer Retirement Impacts on Stocks

Should have kept looking before posting. This Vanguard study, recent, says the concern isn't warranted.

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texirish posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:35 PM

Boomer Retirement Impacts on Stocks

As a preamble, this topic may have worked and overworked before I started following the METAR board. If so, my apologies.

Still more background. My son-in-law is becoming more serious about testing his retirement capabilities over the next [more]

Fri Jun 6

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:25 PM

Re: BRK Stock Return 1965 to Present

A group of us had a chance encounter with Malcolm Chase III at the Embassy Suites bar after the 1999 (IIRC) annual meeting. He joined our general bull session when we noticed him sitting alone nearby and invited him in.

At one point, he told [more]

Thu Jun 5

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:43 PM

Re: OT - Ladders

After years working at a major trauma center, I do not do three things:

Smoke
Ride motorcycles
Climb ladders



But sometimes you need either a ladder or a repair person. So, if you take the plunge, what should [more]

Tue Jun 3

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:26 PM

Re: How ZIRP can kill people...

I can just change it as follows:

<n>Companies would not be under such pressure to keep up dividends if their [share purchasers and sellers] did not consist of so many [machine-trading algorithms that are programmed to sell] dividend
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Sat May 31

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:32 PM

Re: OT Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Lat

Re Omaha Beach and WWII:

Many reasons given including some bad decisions in the planning and in dumping the DD tanks too far out to sea in rough weather (most of them sank). Eventually the PBI (Poor Bloody Infantry) with individual acts [more]

Mon May 26

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:19 AM

Re: Furniture Shopping

Therein lies the difference, nobody in the US buys anything these days unless it is on sale.

Locally headquartered JC Penny stores learned that lesson at a high cost. Some time back, a new CEO tried the tactic of selling goods at a [more]

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