The image of gymnast Aly Raisman crying after her floor routine in the all around last week keeps coming to mind. She was crying to celebrate that she had done all she could. She knew Simone Biles was going to win the gold medal. She also gets to influence her king. Her opinion is highly valued and heeded to by the King. In return, her support for her husband is truly astounding to the point that she would give away herself just to be able to rally more troops to support her husband.
The current problem is the double edged sword that is planned obsolence in this games endgame formula. On one side it allows new players to easyly jump in or allows returns to basicly return at a super frequent rate. On the other side tough it discourages active play once you realize all you do is for naught within a few months already..
The announcer would do roll call, and each team would try to have the most spirit. The next 10 minutes would be filled with silence. Everyone on the team would look at each other; we didn’t have to say anything because we were all thinking the exact same thoughts.
At the end of June, Berkshire’s quarterly report showed a $47.2 billion investment in Apple.The endorsement from the Oracle of Omaha has helped propel the tech giant to the first $1 trillion valuation this week.Overall, Berkshire Hathaway’s operating profits shot up 67% last quarter, rising to $6.9 billion from $4.1 billion a year earlier.Highlights from Berkshire’s latest earnings include a major upswing in its insurance business. In its underwriting sector, operating profits rebound from a $22 million loss to post a $943 million gain.Berkshire operates businesses in the insurance, utility, manufacturing and railroad sectors in addition to its vast investment portfolio.Related: Warren Buffett may soon join the stock buyback partyBerkshire also reported net earnings that climbed from $4.3 billion to $12 billion compared to the same quarter last year. But Buffett has repeatedly warned not to focus on net earnings.Because of an accounting rule change that took effect earlier this year, Berkshire had to begin factoring in unrealized gains or losses into its reported net earnings.Buffett wrote in a letter to shareholders earlier this year that the rule change would “severely distort” its net earnings, and cautioned investors to focus on the “truly important numbers that describe our operating performance.”Berkshire’s stock price is up more than 7% over the past month.
Not his exact words, but it was to that effect. I really liked it. Basically the movers and shakers of the world are driven by greed and power, and are allowed to run wild because those who are not driven by greed and power are off living peaceful lives.