Warren Buffett Has Stage 1 Prostate Cancer

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Flashing headlines to conclude tax day:

  • BUFFETT DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE I PROSTATE CANCER
  • WARREN BUFFETT SAYS NO INCIDENCE OF CANCER ELSEWHERE
  • BERKSHIRE SAYS CONDITION ISN'T 'REMOTELY LIFE-THREATENING'
  • BUFFETT: TESTS SHOW NO INCIDENCE OF CANCER ELSEWHERE IN BODY

CNBC adds that Buffett will start a two-month treatment course in July.

Full Berkshire press release:

To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway:

 

This is to let you know that I have been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer. The good news is that I’ve been told by my doctors that my condition is not remotely lifethreatening or even debilitating in any meaningful way. I received my diagnosis last Wednesday. I then had a CAT scan and a bone scan on Thursday, followed by an MRI today. These tests showed no incidence of cancer elsewhere in my body.

 

My doctors and I have decided on a two-month treatment of daily radiation to begin in mid-July. This regimen will restrict my travel during that period, but will not otherwise change my daily routine.

 

I feel great – as if I were in my normal excellent health – and my energy level is 100 percent. I discovered the cancer because my PSA level (an indicator my doctors had regularly checked for many years) recently jumped beyond its normal elevation and a biopsy seemed warranted.

 

I will let shareholders know immediately should my health situation change. Eventually, of course, it will; but I believe that day is a long way off.

 

Warren E. Buffett

And some perspectives already prepared by Carol Loomis of Fortune

Last week was the most extraordinary week in Warren Buffett's history – but he lived his business life as if this was the most normal time in the world.

 

As Buffett announced today, he was diagnosed with Stage I prostate cancer last Wednesday, after a biopsy the previous day. On Thursday he had a CAT scan and bone scan, with these showing that the cancer had not spread elsewhere in his body.

 

On that same Thursday, he and a small group had dinner with his non-cousin, entertainer Jimmy Buffett, at a new Omaha restaurant called J. Coco's. Jimmy was in town for a performance two days later.

 

The following day – Friday – Buffett, the elder, was host to 160 business students from such universities as MIT, University of Chicago, University of Tennessee, and Peru's Universidad del Pacifico. Following the usual routine for such visits (there are six scheduled for this school year) the students toured two Berkshire retail subsidiaries, held a two-and-a-half hour Q&A session with Buffett, and lunched at one of his favorite restaurants, Piccolo's.

 

The riff at Piccolo's was that Jimmy Buffett turned up for lunch, creating an instant sensation.

 

At Jimmy's performance next night at Century/Link Center, the first person on stage was Warren Buffett, who deadpanned a "Welcome to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting."  Actually, the only thing dissonant about his greeting was that the Berkshire meeting, which is held at that same Center, spreads out to overflow rooms and actually draws many more people than the standing-room-only (and wildly enthusiastic) crowd that Jimmy Buffett attracted.

 

On Sunday Buffett caught his breath. Then, on Monday morning at 7:30 AM, he met with his doctors to discuss courses of treatment for his newly discovered illness.

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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:06 | 2352709 Rahm
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Doc shoved hand up his rectum, now he knows how muppets feel!

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:07 | 2352720 LuKOsro
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Time to buy some of "corporate America".

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:16 | 2352736 Careless Whisper
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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:16 | 2352745 I think I need ...
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will there be anymore interviews with Becky Quick or is that over now?????

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:25 | 2352778 Xibalba
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Jobs(ed)

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:35 | 2352806 Comay Mierda
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the illuminati have paraded buffett around to gain public support of a communist big govt tax system, and now he has just discovered that he is not really part of the elite and that he is a victim of toxic food/air/water just like the rest of us peasants.  i hope he realizes he is just as expendable as the rest of the serfs and thinks twice before he gets used again by these assclowns

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 19:17 | 2352981 Max Fischer
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.....support of a communist big govt tax system.....

Wow, it's McCarthyism all over again. Obama is a socialist!  Obama is Hitler!  Obama is a communist!  USSA!  AmeriKa! 

Isn't funny how Ronald Reagan is worshipped by the conservatives even though he raised taxes countless times and fleeced the social security accounts of the American middle class, yet Obama hints at raising taxes on the 1% and all the right-wing bootlicking lemmings (most of whom won't even be affected) suddenly start shouting some nonsense about communism?  Reagan raised taxes on middle income familes to help balance his budget after cutting taxes for the rich, and the right wing worships him; Obama, on the other hand, tries to raise taxes back to their normal levels after (a) 10 years of the Bush tax cuts and (b) after the worst recession since the Great Depression and (c) after fighting two simultaneous wars and (d) after 30 years of "trickle up" economics where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer......and suddenly he's MARX or HITLER or MAO or any of the other infamous villians from history!

Repugnicants and Libertardians are so funny.

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 20:31 | 2353152 UGrev
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hey shit face..the only "Normal" tax level is NO tax level.  Marx was a waste of life. Hitler was a blood thirsty, murderer and MAO was no better. Bush, Clintong, Bush, Obama.. same boss.

The 1% (buffet rule) was a ruse. The amount it would have raked in was some ultra small ratio of the total debt.. so insignificant (not unlike your life). It was a distraction for the  muppets to garner support for the camp(lain)er in chief. Buuuuuut, I gather you dont have enough grey matter in that oblong melon of yours to see that. 

Not that I'm a super huge fan of Reagan..but here's his quote from his 1982 speech where he let us know taxes were being raised.. 

"Make no mistake about it, this whole package is a compromise."

So you see.. it wasn't just him and it wasn't just the republicans. Taxes were raised on a bi-partisan compromise. So if you're going to spout shit from the fullness of your Obama-cum filled ass..then at least get it right. 

...and for the record.. the only trickle up economic systems are that of the left... where poverty trickles up. You live in a plutocracy, you dumb fuck.. if you think (or any republican for that matter) thinks we live in anything but a left aligned country, then you need to have your head examined with a hammer. 

The Democrats AND the Republicans are two sides to the same coin. 

We libertarians have made our pop-corn and are watching both  moronic parties battle it out. 

MASSIVE WRITE IN CAMPAIGN FOR RON PAUL!

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 20:45 | 2353177 Max Fischer
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hey shit face..the only "Normal" tax level is NO tax level......

Oh, of course.... the federal government shouldn't exist and society should look like a Gunsmoke re-run. Typical Ron Paul barnyard libertardian. 

I learned a long time ago not to get into a vulgarity contest with a Ron Paul nut; I always lost.  It's like arguing with the angriest, most cynical, most hate-filled wingnuts living in this country.

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi    

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 20:55 | 2353200 Firing Pin
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"and society should look like a Gunsmoke re-run."  Do you mean Chicago or Washington D.C., the two places where your anti-Constitutional local governments deprive the lawful people the right to defend themselves with arms, and thus crime flourishes? 

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 21:11 | 2353226 Max Fischer
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the two places where your anti-Constitutional local governments deprive the lawful people the right to defend themselves with arms.....

Holy shit!  Did the 2nd Ammendment get repealed?  Why isn't this on the news?

Oh... wait.... let me guess.... another barnyard libertardian who rages against phantom enemies and phantom issues, unhinged from all reality. 

The gubbermint not gonna git me guns!! 

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi

 

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 21:22 | 2353255 Firing Pin
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rriiiiggggghhhhttttt.  Go educate yourself. PLEASE.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 00:25 | 2353699 FlyoverCountryS...
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There is NO educating a fool like Max, they don't WANT to learn the truth, because they are afraid it might conflict with whatever CURRENT TRUTH MSNBC and Daily Kos are spewing today.

You can only ridicule and humiliate them with FACTS. They won't admit you humiliated them, that would be admitting klowns like this are useful idiots. But they will know they have been biatchslapped.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 01:06 | 2353778 CoolBeans
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Yep, and when the SHTF those like Civis Mom's Basement will be doing his best impersonation of a little girl.  He'll be one of the gone even more insane "zombies" in my crosshairs.  Just another example of why the goobermint should not only require photo id's to vote - THEY SHOULD REQUIRE IQ TESTS AS WELL.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 22:13 | 2353377 UGrev
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Remind me again why I have to BUY A PERMIT to get a pistol?  you do realize that is completely unconstitutional. That is a complete impediment to owning a gun which is my right. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.. plain fucking Engrish.. 

Oh .. so they can't seem to take our guns completely away, so they'll try to make them useless by driving out the manufacturing of guns with bullshit requirements (micro - stamping.. small cap magazines). 

You know what.. I should be able to own exactly every small arms weapon that the military owns and in every configuration they operate with. 

As long as I have to buy my right to own a gun and explain why other than i have a right to it.. then that right is GONE!! 

See, the problem is that when something literal doesn't fit your kommie narrative.. you choose to twist and interpret. Then, when an interpretation doesn't fit.. you try to make it some literal example. You fuckers change the rules as you play the game. 

FUCK THAT SHIT AND FUCK YOU.. 

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 22:53 | 2353472 GMadScientist
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Awwww...poor psycho had to "get a permit". Times is hard.

When did we run out of gun manufacturers again? What one product has more variety represented in the market today?

Go fuck yourself, if that limp excuse for a dick will let you, and learn to make your own weapons (or even <gasp> defend yourself without them), pussy.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 00:26 | 2353702 FlyoverCountryS...
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What a very adult response.

My condolences to your family, Obamatron. You must be one hell of a burden for them to bear.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 00:29 | 2353711 UGrev
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The point of choosing is the concept that you don't fucking grasp. Gun manufacturers have frequently stopped offering things like 10 round magazines for some weapons because it costs them too much money. So what the fuck good is a gun if I can't get a magazine for it? 

 I choose to even the playing field with thugs who carry.. simple concept that again<gasp>.. your excuse for logic cannot grasp. 

commie fuck.. 

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 22:04 | 2353348 UGrev
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Un-educated fuck.. there was point in time when we had no income tax. You should read about that. And don't try to flip the context, you meant income tax and so did I. 

Not once did I elude to some archaic or anarchistic form of society. You want to own your race baiting, "let's not indict the black panthers for a 10k DoA reward, but we'll investigate Ted Nugent for exercising 1A", liberal, bullshit... if you want to own that as well as the mother fucking FACT that when something gets subsidized, it is almost (%99.9 of the time) an eventual failure.

Yeah.. you go ahead and wish for your idiotic, utopia where the gov't sucks your dick and everything is "fair" and no one is considered exceptional because it's not fair to those who are not. Yeah, you own that shit pancake of a world. I'll take one where people work for what they have, earn their way, HAVE THE FUCKING RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES WITH A GUN, and aren't anal gaped by bullshit, "progressive" policies and keynesian economics that have turned my children and probably their children into debt slaves before they knew what hit them. 

Yeah.. you lost the argument, but not because you couldn't keep with with the words that I use for emphasis.. but because you're FUCKING CLUELESS as to how the world should work. 

You couldn't handle freedom so you let the gov't take it from you.. P U S S Y.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 23:00 | 2353490 sgorem
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I would click the green arrow until the cows came home if i could. 1000% agree UG!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 00:32 | 2353724 UGrev
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Thanks bro.. :D

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 05:29 | 2354046 BoNeSxxx
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Dude you are on fire today!

I started with a golf clap but you had me in full standing ovation by your third post.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 09:25 | 2354496 UGrev
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Maybe that fire will light under other people.. I'm so sick and tired of dealing with these ass-hats trying to make my rights more difficult to exercise. They don't see that this is "suppression" of rights by means of increasing the difficulty in expressing them in some hope that we just give up trying to use them. No.. the gov't won't take our guns.. they're trying to make us give them up. 

I see it plain as day... 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:46 | 2354772 LFMayor
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You might wake a few up UGrev, but I don't hold any hope for it. Most of them you can't even get to lift their heads up to see what's going on and then the few that do will sing "Dixie" if you're wearing grey or "Battle Hymn of the Republic" if you're in blue.  Just like the ferryman in The Outlaw Josey Wales.  They'll sell all they have just for some speck of stability and the illusion of normalcy bias.

3% got the job done the first time.  We'll just have to belly up to the table, drop the chips we have and ride the wheel.  I myself hope to make sure that the Darwanism Interrupt gets unjammed and the cleansing waters of consequence flow again, to wash away the idiots like "citizen of the World" Max and his kind. 

Keep up the good work sir,

On behalf of your friends in the Lunatic Fringe,
his honor, The Mayor.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 01:00 | 2353767 CoolBeans
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+1 million.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 23:18 | 2353529 A Nanny Moose
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How cynical is someone who wants the most amount of freedom for the broadest swath of humanity?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 00:58 | 2353765 CoolBeans
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Civis Mom's Basement always posts, then immediately gives him self an up-vote.  Sad.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 21:47 | 2353298 Ned Zeppelin
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That's Rethuglicans, Demoncrats, and Libertardians.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 23:03 | 2353495 sgorem
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FUCK YOU AND THE" WHORSE"(OBAMMIE) YOU RODE IN ON M.F.(MOTHER FUCKER)

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 00:21 | 2353695 FlyoverCountryS...
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"HOPE!" has becone hypocrisy, "CHANGE!" has become Envy, hate, and fear...

 

When you finally pull your head out of Obama's crotch, I hope you'll open a HISTORY BOOK.

 

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 00:58 | 2353760 CoolBeans
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Civis Mom's Basement:

Change the bulb in the basement light -- you seem to have posted to the wrong story. 

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:26 | 2352782 HoofHearted
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And I thought the Buffett tax was about taking money away from people....

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:49 | 2352802 AL_SWEARENGEN
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Cannabinoids Kill Cancer. Surely elitist cocksuckers like Buffett know about Cannabis??

US Federal researchers have known for 35 years http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1159836  that the naturally occurring chemicals in cannabis can halt the proliferation of multiple types of cancer, including brain cancerprostate cancerbreast cancerlungcancerskin cancer, and pancreatic cancer.   Each above are separate links.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:50 | 2352837 NotApplicable
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Funny, I just watched the Dr. Dre/Snoop Dog set at Coachella and have "The Next Episode" stuck in my head.

Hey-ay-ay-hey.

Smoke weed everyday.

La la la la la...

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 18:13 | 2352890 AL_SWEARENGEN
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Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bMt83_IWkE instead next time.

WELL worth one hour of your time.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 18:45 | 2352941 MunX
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Silver water kills cancer and is much cheaper than hash oil.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 18:18 | 2352899 psychobilly
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"Cannabinoids Kill Cancer."

Just been reading about this, including the personal accounts of those who have made themselves cancer free using this knowledge, complete with before and after test results.

This guy is going around Canada curing people of cancer using hash oil:

http://phoenixtears.ca/

He claims that a pound of chronic will yield ~55 grams of hash oil, and that this taken orally over a 2-3 month period (or applied topically if skin cancer) will cure most serious cancers.

I know the route I'd take if diagnosed.

We will look back at modern cancer treatment (e.g., radiation, chemo) one day as we do today on the past practice of drilling holes in people's heads in order to treat mental disorders.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 18:27 | 2352916 AL_SWEARENGEN
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Yes Rick Simpson was a pioneer curing all types of cancer in Canada using Cannabis oil to whoever needed it free of charge.  This knowledge is fast circulating the globe.  Cannabis Science http://www.cannabisscience.com/ is one relatively new publically traded research company in this field.  They post fresh case studdies on their site with pictures showing the incredible effects that cannanbinoids have on cancer.  A new documentary was just screened in AZ called 'Chronic Future Killing Cancer'  I hope it goes viral when its released publically.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 18:41 | 2352936 zerotohero
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hemp  oil not hash oil

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 18:52 | 2352959 psychobilly
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Same thing.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 18:58 | 2352979 12ToothAssassin
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I will try them both and describe the difference. If I can.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 20:34 | 2353159 I am a Man I am...
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what he says

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 23:06 | 2353502 GMadScientist
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Didn't seem to help Terence McKenna or Tiny Dr. Tim very much!

What's next...trichomes help you lose weight? Keif makes your penis larger?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58jQzAriIjU

 

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:34 | 2352800 clymer
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I am surprised the Becky Quick comments weren't first on the thread

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:36 | 2352805 rfaze
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They must first remove Becky to get to the tumor........

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:53 | 2352839 NotApplicable
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Actually, it was her all along.

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 23:28 | 2353553 A Nanny Moose
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Fucking comment of the week.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 02:29 | 2353881 Freddie
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Maybe Becky can remove the tumor while Warren takes a bath using a melon baller/ice cream scoop.  "This is gonna hurt you more than it hurts me...Warren"

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 21:48 | 2353304 ziggy59
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I wonder how she got that name..

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:35 | 2352808 SHEEPFUKKER
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Gee, I wonder if big pharma will suddenly find a cure for cancer.   Nah, they make more money with everyone being sick. 

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