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You Won’t Believe Who Wins BIG With Keystone Cancellation

Remember folks, ALWAYS follow the money.

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Remember folks, ALWAYS follow the money.

There is a guy who we all know. He portrays himself as a very wealthy grandfatherly type. He’s just a kind old man. He’s an awe-shucks investor. You know, “I just look for value.”

Yet there is another side to Warren Buffett.

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He is a cutthroat, manipulative investor who loves, loves, loves to contribute to politicians, the Democratic Party, and PACs that will do his bidding, which brings us to the fortune he will make with Joe Biden killing the Keystone Pipeline. How? Well, he owns BNSF – Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad – and they will carry up to 80% of all the oil flowing into America. And THAT is the payback Mr. Buffett receives. So, while hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their jobs, the “Oracle of Omaha” will be making a fortune.

Buffett has given a lot of money to the D’s, but searches also show that he and Berkshire Hathaway and BNSF have donated money almost exclusively to Democrat causes.

According to Market Watch, here are the details:

Berkshire Hathaway to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Published: Nov. 3, 2009 at 4:18 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Tuesday it agreed to buy railroad operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. in a $44 billion deal that Chairman Warren Buffett called “an all-in wager” on the U.S. economy.

It is the company’s biggest acquisition ever.

Berkshire BRK.A, -1.49% agreed to buy Burlington BNI for $34 billion, or $100 a share. It already owns more than a fifth of the railroad operator, so the cost is roughly $26 billion, which will be paid for with about 60% in cash and 40% in Berkshire shares.

Berkshire also is taking on about $10 billion of Burlington debt, bringing the size of the deal to $44 billion. That values Burlington at a 30% premium to its closing share price on Monday.

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The Power of Place

Our actions, thoughts, and feelings are shaped by our genes and neurochemistry, and history and relationships, and notibly by our surroundings

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The Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions, by Winifred Gallagher (Poseidon Press, 1993), in my mind, became an instant classic. Here are my notes and excerpts from this insightful book:

Throughout history, people of all cultures have [rightly] assumed that environment influences behavior. Now, science confirms that our actions, thoughts, and feelings are indeed shaped not just by our genes and neurochemistry, and history and relationships, but also by our surroundings.

▪ The biology of behavior concerns the four elements of molecule, cell, organ, and organism, and the physical environment is important from the simplest level up through any stage in our development.

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▪ Burdened with increasingly complex social roles, we each need places that support rather than fragment our lives, and which balance the hard, standardized, and cost-efficient with what is natural, personal, and healthful.

From Cradle to Grave

The resounding theme of our relationship to the environment before birth applies throughout our whole lives, from the cradle to the schoolroom, the home to the workplace: our well-being depends on the delicate business of getting just the right amount of stimulation from our surroundings at the right time.

▪ One reason we work so hard to keep our various surroundings predictable is that we rely on them to help us move smoothly from role to role throughout the day.

▪ When you straighten things on the desk, get the coffee cup just so, and sharpen the pencils, you’re using environmental cues to help you destabilize whatever else is on your mind, get you out of that state, and stabilize the one associated with writing.

▪ A prominent researchers who spent 25 years studying the reactions of prisoners, submariners, the shipwrecked, and others who have dealt with situations so over- and understimulating that most of us experience them only vicariously in darkened theaters, is convinced that when it comes to stimulation levels in the modern world, within the bounds of reason, less is more.

Individual Needs

Our well-being depends on how successfully we deal with individual problems. If we soundproof the apartment, the noise outside no longer distracts us, and if we walk to work rather than ride the bus, we are no longer lost in the shuffle.

Other theories about the roots of urban malaise suggest that the constraints the city imposes on our behavior, such as traffic and crime, are to blame, or the fact that a metropolis is like a vast corporation in which the applicants for jobs and benefits exceed the available resources.

▪ Workers who want to improve their environments to increase their efficiency aren’t asking for the moon: the big items on most lists include quiet, a decent chair, easy access to tools, enough space to maneuver in, and the right to change furnishings around.

▪ Despite the obvious benefits to employees and employers both, however, the former are almost never consulted about the design of the places in which they do their jobs.

Go with the Flow

When we’re in flow, whether while playing the violin or climbing a mountain, our actions merge with our awareness. We stop being spectators of our own experience, which eliminates that ruminative self-consciousness that’s such a burden. We feel a sense of oneness with something larger than the self, whether it’s a musical tradition or nature or a deity.

▪ Because we’re concentrating on the present, our activity dictates our experience of time rather than the clock. This intense focus also means we forget our daily problems.

▪ People whose lives constantly are broken up into short segments and appointments have higher rates of suicide and heart disease because they are overloaded. We do not learn from our experiences unless we have adequate refractory periods in which to digest them.

Half a Loaf…

We can structure our human contacts in ways that can help us be happier, but the best most of us can hope for is to have satisfactory social encounters about half the time.

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