• Tim Knight from...
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  • Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.

Presenting Warren "Archimedes" Buffett's Amazing 24 Hour Monster Bank of America Due Diligence Session

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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:00 | 1602322 malikai
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The Oracle.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:10 | 1602335 wang (not verified)
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Oracle

or did you say Oral?

 

Obama fundraiser sponsored by Warren Buffett

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44280513

 

not sure if Scores will be the venue but no doubt some serious table dancing @ $35,800 an hour

 

The top-dollar donation "includes VIP" room access

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:28 | 1602415 wang (not verified)
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When: Friday, September 30th at 6:00PM

Where: Scores NY (536 West 28th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave) New York, NY 1000)

Ask: $10,000 – Guest

$35,800 – Host: VIP room with Warren Buffett + dinner

$100,000 raise – Chair (Table of 10) - VIP room with Warren Buffett + dinner

 

http://www.scoresny.com/en/#contact

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/62055.html

 
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:45 | 1602869 nope-1004
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If QE3 was coming tomorrow, why did Obummer need Buffet today for the BAC life line?

I get the feeling BAC knows no QE3 tomorrow, and was in need of some cash NOW.

Just my $0.02

 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:07 | 1603010 AldousHuxley
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Buffett branding is just a first line of defense in the rescue plan.

 

Goldman Sachs Case Study

9/15/2008   | GS=$131 | Lehman Bros files for Ch. 11

9/16/2008 | GS=$129 | AIG bailed out

9/23/2008 | GS=$121 | Buffett buys $5B of GS @ $115/share (under market)

10/3/2008 | GS=$124 | TARP made into law 

10/28/2008  | GS=$91 | US Treasury buys $10B of GS @ $122.9/share (over market)

11/21/2008 | GS=$47.41 | low

11/24/2008 | GS=$65 | QE 1 begins; Fed buys MBS

 

For Banksters of America, we can expect same order of bailouts about a month apart with BAC falling 20-30% each interval:

8/25/2011 Buffett (private deal)

9/23/2011 US Treasury (federal)

10/28/2011 QE 3 (international overlord)

 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:06 | 1602349 cocoablini
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Buffet thought he could clean up again on a Goldman type bailout- and maybe a Wells typeottom fish. Plus he frontran his own " idea" and cleaned up there.
Unfortunately for Buffet, this time the bank collapse will be faster and harder. Its only August, and it looks like a die off already. The aristocracy, Fed and political class will try to keep the ponzi machine chugging. This time its different ( shortterrm) and longterm its the same( depressionary credit collapse.)

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:29 | 1602416 antaresteleko
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Hi folks, this is my very first comment at ZH, and I have to say that by no means I am an expert in finance... so please be gentle with me...;-)

Just wondering: that preferred stock 6% dividend per annum, couldn't it be that 6% dividend comming from the equity share BAC owns from the FED? Could it be possible that there is some private agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to own the dividend rights that in turn BAC has on their share of the FED? In that case, if finally BAC crashes Warren Buffet would have secured a very good damm deal... 

I know I came a bit late into the conversation but... any thoughts?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:42 | 1602469 Cursive
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@antaresteleko

You are over thinking the situation.  As long as there is a FRB, Warren will be OK.  But once they are gone, he's in big trouble.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:51 | 1602516 Bring the Gold
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Doesn't the 100 year charter of the FED expire in 2013?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:21 | 1602611 indygo55
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If that is true, and there is any threat of the charter not being renewed, there will be war. Rothschild has been doing that for a while. It reminds me of the Tsars and the Bolchevics.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:55 | 1602704 Thomas
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It would certainly send a chill up the spine of the Buffettologists if WB blew up Berkshire with one of these wild trades.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:10 | 1602927 HCSKnight
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WB has already blown out once. If it weren't for the bailouts he would have been wiped out.

The fact is his wealth, as well as all the bond holders who did not take a haircut, comes from $ taken directly from US taxpayers.

That is a fact.

IMHO, it is simply too much for college educated middle American people to face.

One should not be surprised. Take a USD to the owner, the US Fed, a private company, and hand it to them and tell them you want what it is worth. They will hand you back a piece of paper that looks exactly the same.

The intrinsic, actual value of the US$ is a piece of paper that guarantees you a pice of paper that looks the same. That's it.

Your job is to take that piece of paper out into the world and see what someone is willing to give to you for that piece of paper.

Good luck.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:40 | 1602975 FEDbuster
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"If that is true, and there is any threat of the charter not being renewed,"

It's true, and the threat's name is Ron Paul.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:01 | 1602731 RealitiveMind
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December 21, 2012.  So they have almost a year and a half to come up with the new world order digital slave currency.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 07:24 | 1603281 Bob
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Some would view it as fatalism, but I just can't imagine they don't have this shit already worked out and waiting on the shelf for that moment when it all breaks down. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:57 | 1602712 RealitiveMind
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My goodness it is warm this evening. 

Say there Antarestelekoooo, it would appear that you have somehow confused your acronyms with your anagrams . . . or is it monograms?  As a semi-professional anarammatistical consultant, please allow me to shed some diffused light on this situation.

I think you have simply gotten some letters in the wrong order.  I noticed the ABC has some how become BAC.  I see you also have FED, is it not, ABCDEF?  So let's go back to basics. 

If per chance you were a well connected crony, you would likely negotiate a deal through the miracle of modern finance, (casa blanca), that would insure a return of 6% with no down side.  This in itself does not make you an evil person, well maybe.

Mr. Ben B, also known as the lender of last resort, serves as a stopgap to protect the primary dealers, which in turn protects the House of Fiat. I had a Fiat in the 70's, it worked about the same.

So to summerize, in a way that clears everything up completely, you can either have the WBB (Warren Buffet Bank) or the BBB (Ben Bernake Bank), but in the end it still eat porridge if you are lucky.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 02:59 | 1603126 antaresteleko
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Thank you guys for sharing your thoughts with me; it looks clear to me now that there is still very much for me to underderstand...

You were gentle with me nevertheless.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:18 | 1602390 Everyman
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Gives new meaning to the name "BathTub Boy".

 

I think that Keith Olberman loser is now replaced with Warren as BATHTUB BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:55 | 1602707 Thomas
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Put him in Matt Simmons' hot tub and see how he does.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:17 | 1602935 JLee2027
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The bath thing is just too much detail. Ugh! Apparently he's an old pervert. I knew scummy Warren was a young pervert when he moved that woman into his house with his wife and had 2 at once. I guess some things never change.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:03 | 1602739 gman16-16
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Maybe Warren is getting nervous that if B OF A goes down for the count(and it will) everything will go down taking Berkshire to the woodshed because all those riskey bets Buffet wrote on the index's would get "in the money" very quickly.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:01 | 1602323 Prepared
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Warren, you're a complete asswipe!!  More money than brainz, that's for damn sure!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:06 | 1602351 DosZap
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Prepared,

He made 280 Million on this deal in ONE day.

If we knew ALL the details(which we will never know), we would crap.

I see him as an American version of Soro's.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:14 | 1602377 toady
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I just KNOW there is some sweetheart, never-pay-taxes deal in the background of this one...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:43 | 1602478 Cursive
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@toady

He's already got that deal.  He has everything he ever wanted.  His only problem is keeping it all.  Odds are that it'll all slip away....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:57 | 1602711 Thomas
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It was only a couple of hours ago that I explained my disdain for WB to a colleague by equating him to Soros. At least you can see the stripes on Soros (and Madoff).

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:19 | 1602945 JLee2027
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Madoff is a patron saint compared to unrepentant Warren. Remember, Madoff admitted his guilt...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:01 | 1602326 Reese Bobby
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He's really good at reading Q's and K's!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:02 | 1602330 rmsnickers
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Spiffy...NAILED IT.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:02 | 1602331 Tater Salad
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I have<------------------senioritis!

 

Fukin' pig!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:03 | 1602332 Tater Salad
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Not to mention he's a lover of the "O"bummer!  Can it get any worse?

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:58 | 1603092 Fish Gone Bad
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Problems, by definition, can always get worse.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:03 | 1602334 disabledvet
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and just like this TPTB have added this "Current Buffet" video feed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCAqnW_iNhg&feature=player_detailpage
who said bubbles are a problem? they're GREAT too!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:04 | 1602337 Downtoolong
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Once again, the world of finance claims ability to defy the laws of physics. It's impossible that Buffett could have accomplished all of this in one day with his professional support staff and cronies, even if they were all in the tub with him (eeeeew).

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:18 | 1602942 Mactheknife
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With the deal he got the only thing he needed to read was were it said "signature".

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 07:37 | 1603304 Bob
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A suspicious observer might wonder if his tete a tete with Barry the day before produced an assurance of another bailout if needed. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:04 | 1602340 rubearish10
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Yeah, I've thrown $20 or $30 bucks at things without thinkin' (if you know what I mean).

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:36 | 1602439 Irwin Fletcher
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Ha! I assume you mean big macs in Zurich?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:39 | 1602459 rubearish10
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Call it anything you want.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:47 | 1602494 pods
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The best "deals" are the two for ones.

pods

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:04 | 1602341 Moneyswirth
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Corrupt bastard. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:04 | 1602342 Tater Salad
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Hang on, wait a minute, Austin Ghouls-bee is speaking on Fox news, he said high gasoline is killing economy.  Listen up people...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:05 | 1602345 SteveNYC
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Surprised it took him 24hrs to do this deal, a guaranteed-no-loss-guranteed-high-return-taxpayer-bailout-backstopped-funded etc. etc. investment, shit, I could say yes to that in 24mins.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:35 | 1602438 YesWeKahn
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He must know what Bernanke will do tomorrow!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:06 | 1602346 Belrev
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All you can eat Buffet.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:07 | 1602356 Tuco Benedicto ...
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"Dude Sin"  Real men don't take baths!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:49 | 1602505 The Shootist
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I seem to remember Tuco taking a nice bath in the Good Bad and Ugly. With his peacemaker...

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:06 | 1602917 ThirdCoastSurfer
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He bathes in the tears of mermaids. 

Word is he was under for more than 2 minutes when he decided to give it one last long shot to save it all.

 Mr Bubbles meets Mr McGoo in Rubba-Dub-Bunga-Bunga 

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