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Fri Mar 27

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wittgenstein replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:02 AM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

Bill:

It's at the top of my places I want to go list.

The architecture itself is amazing.

http://www.gounesco.com/sanaa-coa-valley/


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Thu Mar 26

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wittgenstein replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:03 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

The drama continues.

As long as no one bombs Sana'a, ex the airport. Not so bad. Otherwise it's a complete disaster.

Been there a very long time and a cradle of civilisation.

jz

Thu Mar 19

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wittgenstein posted to the Political Asylum board. 3:24 PM

ISIS....Putin

These dudes are terrified of the US, eh what?

When the US finally gets a President with some brains, he or she's going to have to use 'em, big time.

Tue Mar 17

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wittgenstein replied to the Value Hounds board. 10:38 AM

Re: NADL: Finally, ... the obvious

She lived her life tending her gladiolas in the summer and sewing, crafting and developing photos in the basement winters, ....

Poor lady, it got so that she couldn't keep up with spending all her oil stock dividends.


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Sun Mar 15

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wittgenstein replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:01 AM

Re: IBM price speculation

IBM is perhaps a poor stock trade for someone to get into, since a lot of
the appeal of the position may require a very long hold to make sense.
But if earnings hold up for a very long period, even without growth, it compares
very
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wittgenstein replied to the Value Hounds board. 8:37 AM

Re: NADL: Finally, ... the obvious

You can toss 99% of them on the too hard pile and still have plenty left over to play with.

That's been my approach. BRK since 198s, SGBK since they were founded, since the management is local and good friends and a few "dividend [more]

Sat Mar 14

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wittgenstein replied to the Value Hounds board. 9:15 PM

Re: NADL: Finally, ... the obvious

Hohum:

I really appreciate your shipping expertise, but I'm afraid the obvious thing to me for the last few years has been that I can live a very happy investment life without Mr. Fredricksen and hoe team.


jz

Thu Mar 12

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wittgenstein replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:07 PM

Re: return of capital question

The IRS has an undeserved bad rap, from my experience with them.t
Whafa, That I agree with. The Treasury Dep't isn't to blame for the problems of an income tax. It's We the People. Our legislature, and to an extent our Executive branch. [more]

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wittgenstein replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 2:39 PM

Re: return of capital question

In the meantime, do I trust the individual REIT website for proper characterization of dividends?

A good question. I would think so, and have not had problems with the issue before.

( It has been noted, however that the [more]

Wed Mar 11

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wittgenstein replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:50 PM

Re: hillary explanation makes no sense

You dems can't sit there and say that as Secretary of State she never handled classified information on her private server.

The Dope ain't no dope.

I think she spent a lot of her time as S of S investigating Rwanda and [more]

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wittgenstein replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:29 PM

Re: Netanyahu makes a$$ of himself

What total gall to come to America and try to dictate OUR foreign policy.


Not mine....Yours I guess. I hope Iran does what you want them to, not that I really care, since I live elsewhere.
(Love your Obama Biden bumper [more]

Fri Mar 6

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wittgenstein replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:05 PM

Re: IBM: we're down .24/share

US corporations owning less than 20% get a 'dividends received deduction which eliminates 70% of the taxes (reducing triple taxation.) That would mean Berkshire would have paid out about $1 per share of its $11 in dividends.

The [more]

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wittgenstein replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 5:06 PM

Re: VNQ down over 3% this morning

I welcome a correction, if it comes. Corrections give birth to opportunities to purchase of good stocks at good prices.

Right! and I agree with gtw999 as well.

All the world loves a sale...except at the corner of Broad and [more]

Thu Mar 5

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wittgenstein replied to the Value Hounds board. 11:02 AM

Re: Anyone follow STX /WDC

Whafa, I have kept a good chunk of of my STX position too. When Jim mentioned them on FK et.al. they were around 27 with a three year out target price range of around high 40's to mid 70's. My guess would be that he's less [more]

Wed Mar 4

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wittgenstein replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 4:22 PM

Re: Fixed Income Ideas

reBIP:

Sorry, my error.

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wittgenstein replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 3:25 PM

Re: Fixed Income Ideas

This was announced a month ago and my account was alerted it is due to arrive soon.


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Mon Mar 2

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wittgenstein replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:57 AM

Re: Most Successful Company in the World

What makes a difference is whether the managers of each individual firm are smart enough to deploy capital at high rates of return when they can and pay out what they can't.

Over time there can be many ingredients that fit into the [more]

Sat Feb 28

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wittgenstein replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:05 PM

Re: Dividend

In 10 to 20 years. A centenarian GHU can finally rejoice.
I believe GHU has a good array of dividend payers and will remain patient in respect of a BRK divvy. I think he would forgive me for saying that in this respect he's a devil's [more]

Sat Feb 21

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wittgenstein posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:10 AM

Lobodoug?

In these days of the "polar vortex". after I work on clearing the icedams on our Maine roof, II repair to the kitchen for a compensatory whiskey and wonder how our old friend is doing (and where he's doin it!)

(This,of course is a [more]

Fri Feb 20

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wittgenstein replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:25 AM

Re: Record freeze on Lake Ontario

Steve....lives in that frozen wasteland

At our cabin on Torch Lake they are sayin' it's -25 compared to where we are now in tropical Maine.

jz

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