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Mister India

I was reminded by the following tweet from a fellow Toastmaster from Finland of a funny anecdote from a few years ago.

.@tvuolas you can't imagine how fast I go INDIA ROMEO ALFA SIERRA TANGO OSCAR ROMEO ZULU ALFA… normally I need to repeat ;-)— …

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Buffett donates $2.8 billion to Gates, family charities

BY Jonathan Stemple, Reuters

(Reuters) – Warren Buffett this week donated $2.8 billion of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire’s plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. 175 more words

Markel (MKL) Another Berkshire Hathaway Replica

Markel has seen tremendous growth throughout the years by copying the business structure of Berkshire Hathaway. They have a huge insurance arm that nearly doubled in size in 2013 with the purchase of Alterra. 311 more words

Stocks

Fairfax Financial Holdings (OTC: FRFHF) The Next Berkshire Hathaway?

A small Canadian financial holdings company, Fairfax is my top canidate for the next Berkshire Hathaway (for those that don’t know, Berkshire Hathaway is the massive conglomerate made by Warren Buffett, widely considered to be the greatest investor ever. 429 more words

Stocks

Late summer, fall harvest of non-bank SIFIs, G-SIRs (global reinsurers)?

SIR? G-SIR?
It should come as no surprise when MetLife receives a proposed systemically risky financial institution(SIFI) designation when the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meets July 31 in a closed session –if the decision is ready, whether or not people agree with it. 1,275 more words

A quick word about Current Use

Just a quick post here for those of you who might be interested in the concept of Current Use on your property.

Here are the basics, phrased as part of a fictional situation: 352 more words

David Hansen

Coca-Cola's feisty, persistent activist investor is not quitting anytime soon

David Winters’ quest to remake Coca-Cola continues unabated.

On July 8, Wintergreen Advisors’ David Winters sent a letter to the beverage giant’s major shareholders criticizing Coca-Cola’s governance and operational performance. 707 more words

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