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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:52 PM

Re: OT- A Humble Hero

Saying that you don't mean to cast aspersions, and then doing so doesn't make the aspersions disappear.

I agree.

Usually it only takes a few posts for me to determine if I wish to continue to listen to a poster or use the [more]

Thu May 21

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:43 PM

Re: On Taking Candy From Strangers

The primary reasoning for the original post is that this whole thing only works if the best posters don't get run off by the dreck, and I don't want to see that happen.

There was once a wonderful BRK board on AOL. And precisely [more]

Thu May 14

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:24 AM

Re: What will WB buy next?

... a good point which is that the company would potentially be more valuable if its substantial float, which has negative cost, could be used by a company with better investment results than Progressive which has most of its assets invested in [more]

Fri May 8

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:01 PM

Re: Oil Stuff and the Alberta Election

Anyway, I'm curious why you think it's bad idea for the Alberta government to encourage secondary industry domestically? Wouldn't a burgeoning chemicals industry or plastics industry that can take advantage of the plentiful local raw materials [more]

Mon May 4

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:34 PM

Re: Bill Gates about IBM

Maybe Bill wishes Buffett bought MSFT instead? :) I actually like MSFT more.

If he did, people would think he had inside information.


I believe Buffett has publically stated that neither he nor the two T's can buy MSFT for [more]

Sun May 3

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:54 AM

Re: Trend value estimate, rate of growth

Might the growth in operating earnings for BRK justify a higher multiple?

Good question, but maybe hard to answer on a stand-alone basis.

How much of the growth in operating earnings comes from acquisitions paid for by float [more]

Fri May 1

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:21 PM

Re: OT: The A-10 keeps flying

It's not a plane with a gun on it. It's a gun with a plane built around it. Up to 4000 rounds per minute.

Together with a design that helps shield the engines from AA fire, plus armor to resist lighter ground fire, plus loiter ability [more]

Tue Apr 28

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:07 PM

Re: Control Panel: Green signals

Personally, I am holding a lot of cash would love to deploy it if I could find good companies at good prices, ...

If you could enlighten me why BRK, XOM, maybe CBI don't meet this criteria, I would greatly (and gratefully ) appreciate [more]

Tue Apr 21

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:21 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

Perhaps what you are asking is what to do if stocks take a steep dive for a year, as in 2008, and you are now down to two years' worth of cash in your kitty

Among you options should be having identified ways to spend less. [more]

Mon Apr 20

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:08 PM

Re: HR Block

My brother bought me out and we out it in Berkshire.

Put??

Sat Apr 18

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:54 PM

Re: US to remove Cuba from state terror list

Our country should be on the terror list.

Sometimes it's not hard to make a frowny face decision - even for a new poster.

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:44 AM

Re: Krugman Complains

All of us - from Japan to Europe to the US - have been guilty of doubling down on policies without regard to the possible negative effects ....

Somehow, the voice of Roger Miller singing The Ballad of Waterhole Number 3 comes to [more]

Sun Apr 12

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:47 AM

Re: Buffett Q&A at Neb. Furniture Mart Charity Gala

I attended the event.

The funniest part of the ukulele playing was when they announced a first - a national anthem being played on a ukulele. They asked the audience to stand with their right hand over their heart, and to sing along. They [more]

Tue Mar 31

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:04 PM

Re: Munger notes

Bottom line, invest with them but don't expect to emulate their success by listening to them. They want to keep you in the dark regarding their methods of analysis.

I guess some people need a cookbook with exact recipes in order to [more]

Thu Mar 26

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:55 PM

Re: German Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps

Could a person experiencing a narcoleptic seizure be awakened?

I'll leave it to the medical folks on this board to answer if one SHOULD be awakened.

But I've had a couple of folks working for me who suffered from this. They [more]

Wed Mar 25

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texirish replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:18 PM

Re: Question of the day

And maybe the next CEO of Berkshire?

Wed Mar 18

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:30 PM

Re: WTI Below $43 - RBOB Gasoline Clings To $1.7

But there is also an army of smaller companies with shaky finances, whose stock prices have collapsed.......

What's important concerning this group is (a) how much oil such smaller companies are producing, and (b) how much oil those [more]

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texirish replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:57 PM

Re: WTI Below $43 - RBOB Gasoline Clings To $1.7

First, listen to drdrab. He understands this business.

Moving to the details, he wrote:

At the time I was not aware of the backlog of wells that were drilled and awaiting completion. I was maybe 60% confident in that prediction, [more]

Sun Mar 8

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

Re: BNSF derailment

“Millions of gallons of crude oil have been spilled into waterways.”

I doubt the truth of this from rail traffic. Where did it happen?

From past posts by me, people should already know that I firmly believe that the Bakken [more]

Fri Mar 6

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

Re: BNSF derailment

Jim,

I understand it was Bakken crude that exploded at Lac Megantic.

Re diluting crude with extra light fractions, I believe you're thinking about the bitumen from the Canadian heavy oil sands. It is diluted with natural gas [more]

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