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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2015, 05:57:27 AM »
Of course my wife wanted to buy it for the "piece of mind" but I just said no. 

You said "No" to your wife?  How did that go?  Do you do that often?  Brave man.  (Or foolish one) :)

Happens all the time, a non-event.  Unlike most wives mine respects my opinions and thoughts.  I thought it was a bad deal, said no and she was fine with it.
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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2015, 07:58:21 AM »
Happens all the time, a non-event.  Unlike most wives mine respects my opinions and thoughts.  I thought it was a bad deal, said no and she was fine with it.

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Off topic: when we buy cars, we usually have the "good cop - bad cop" routine with my wife. Not sure it helps, but ... 8)

I use it other cases too - of course with my wife's knowledge ;) - I say to contractor/whatever "sorry, I have to check with my wife" or "sorry, but my wife decided to do something else". She's the bad cop usually.  8)
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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2015, 10:19:49 AM »
Of course my wife wanted to buy it for the "piece of mind" but I just said no. 

You said "No" to your wife?  How did that go?  Do you do that often?  Brave man.  (Or foolish one) :)

If you can't say no to your wife, you're doing marriage wrong.

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #83 on: March 22, 2015, 05:23:57 AM »
I've been thinking, where are warren buffett's ancestors from? I mean, which european country?

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #84 on: March 22, 2015, 05:33:07 AM »
France, i believe

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #85 on: March 22, 2015, 06:29:30 AM »
that makes sense,

thanks!

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #86 on: March 23, 2015, 09:21:05 PM »
France, i believe

Right, they were eating at a buffet when Marie Antoinette told them to eat cake.




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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #87 on: March 27, 2015, 06:30:29 AM »
A related juicy business is the same-hour-auto-repair-parts business that supports the service shops. I know a guy who is in this business, he rakes it in.

Longinvestor,

This is interesting, can you describe/elaborate on this business just a bit - and the potential you see in it.

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #88 on: March 31, 2015, 10:54:26 AM »
Buffett on CNBC today



Buffett's automotive group goes shopping
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102549930

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #89 on: March 31, 2015, 12:12:03 PM »
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"The billionaire businessman also dismissed the notion of an near-term takeover of self-driving cars, saying he thought "I think it's a long way off and I don't think everybody will adopt it." He said that he would bet there is less than a 10 percent penetration rate for self-driving cars by 2030."

I will take that bet.
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