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VERY Odd Warren Buffet BUYS entire railway company... FEMA Trains?

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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Buffett's firm to buy Burlington Northern

I am not one to buy into some of the conspiracies that come to this site. Every once in a while something odd happens that makes you reconsider and give more thought to some of those conspiracies.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said Tuesday it will buy railroad operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe for $44 billion.

Berkshire (BRKA, Fortune 500), which already has major stake in Burlington Northern, said it would acquire the remaining 77.4% of the company in a cash-and-stock offer worth $100 per share.

Widely regarded as both one of the world's richest men and the investment community's more brilliant minds, Buffett called his firm's investment an "all-in wager on the economic future of the United States."

"Our country's future prosperity depends on its having an efficient and well-maintained rail system," Buffett said in a statement.


Everyone knows of the whole "FEMA trains" and the idea that the railways would be used to transport people. Well not that I buy into all of that but the purchase of an entire railway company by a KNOWN Elite definately raises some eyebrows.

Obviously he sees a HUGE profitability in the rail system. What could be so profitable about the railway system that this man would put an "all in" bet on it, unless it is about to get used more than ever? Not to mention that it shows that the stock market is not going to be profitable enough for him to invest in it as well.

Hmm... That makes two different points about this story that should at least warrant more investigation as to the why's of this busness decision.

Had to break out the tinfoil hat for this one. Tell me what you all think.

[edit on 4-11-2009 by LeaderOfProgress]




posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:15 AM
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I would speculate that he ultimately plans to revamp it into a Maglev type system. I don't have any evidence for it, other than what the article says about him being a shrewd investor. The market for a Maglev transportation system in America is wide open, competition with airlines is there for the taking if he pulls it off right. Sell it as a green alternative to flying, etc.

[edit on 11/4/2009 by ZombieOctopus]



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:16 AM
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I am not really a big believer of the FEMA camps either, but this does seem a little odd. If the stock market did crash, what would be getting shipped by rail?


 
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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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That is one possibility and granted it is one based off of "Occams Razor" but, this just seems really oddly timed and out of place to what should be happening in an economy that is supposed to be improving. I can think of several possibilities as to why, in a conventional thought process, that he would make this investment, but this is not a conventional site thus making this look odd when you have more insight to things than people who just follow conventional thoughts.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:45 AM
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Perhaps it's all about coal...

From BNSF Website...


BNSF loaded an annual record 274.7 million tons of coal in the Powder River Basin (PRB), including Wyoming and Montana mines, during 2008, breaking the previous record set in 2007 by 5.9 million tons...

domino.bnsf.com...



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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But remember,Obama's Cap-n-Trade is going to bankrupt the coal industry!



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:53 AM
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Then this could be a power play by someone who is most certainly in the power elite.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by On the Edge
reply to post by charlyv
 


But remember,Obama's Cap-n-Trade is going to bankrupt the coal industry!


Spot ON..!! See there is something odd about this. I totally forgot about the whole bankrupting the coal industry campaign promise.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:53 AM
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There's also an inordinate amount of money going to much smaller airports than what one would normally expect.

Keep connecting these dots! And it's true,"The grass IS always greener on the other side of the barbed-wire fence!"



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:26 AM
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What do you mean by a power play? Just needing a little clarification on what you are saying.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:27 AM
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www.hubpages.com... HR-645

What other use could the government have for these if not something wicked? They sure aren't using them to ease the overctowding in prisons,and "undocumented workers" sure aren't a threat. Remember who the Department of Homeland Security says are the terrorists nowadays? Patriotic Americans,Pro-Lifers,those who Home-school,....

On another thread,someone made the connection between IBM and this flu situation. I posted a comment about IBM and the holocaust.

ibmandtheholocaust.com...

(And you see why I am "On the Edge"!)



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:37 AM
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Buffett has said he realized a few years late that railroads were an appealing investment. As diesel prices rise, shipping by rail instead of truck becomes more attractive, and it would be extremely difficult for a competitor to build a new railroad.


www.kansascity.com...



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:58 AM
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Originally posted by gazerstar



Buffett has said he realized a few years late that railroads were an appealing investment. As diesel prices rise, shipping by rail instead of truck becomes more attractive, and it would be extremely difficult for a competitor to build a new railroad.


www.kansascity.com...


US trains run off of diesel. They use diesel generators to make the electricity to drive the wheels. How does an argument that the rising price of diesel makes trains more appealing when the price of operating a train is rising along side the price of operating a big rig?



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:09 AM
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this is how they save on fuel

A single train can carry the load of more than 280 trucks. Trains can move a ton of freight 423 miles on a single gallon of fuel.


www.cumberlink.com...



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:14 AM
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With that being said it still does not explain the oddities of this transaction. If saving money on fuel was an issue then it would have been more so one last july. Why buy now when fuel prices have fallen well and stabilized?



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:17 AM
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This may give you an idea on why rail is becoming the "In Thing"

Stobart Rail

One of the UK's biggest hauliers has just moved alot of their cargo onto refrigerated train carriages through Europe.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:24 AM
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That may be part of the story as well but it still does not explain the whole why by now almost 4 years later? It is the timing that keeps the issue interesting. A wise investor such as him would have bought the company when the company was struggling due to high fuel costs. Now the rails are strugling due to a lessened demand for shipped goods. Look at our economy. It still doesn't add up.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:27 AM
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There's no other reason for his move besides FEMA camp.

He bought it at a time when he KNOWS the economy will crash, and people need to be hauled away to a concentration camp.

These rich people also support Planned Parenthood which has NAZI origins.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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www.bnsf.com...
www.bnsf.com...

The transportation of needed goods over rail as opposed to semi-truck, seems to benefit itself in scenarios such as: decrease of fuel access, decrease in highway access, restriction of movement, implementation of carbon tax and credits, implementation of fuel taxes and cap charges,
narrowed government useage and profit for lease.
Hauling bodies? eh maybe. Getting "around" shipping obstacles seems more likely.

add-plus what do you ship when the bodies run out?
the system "needs" consumers, youre gonna live till ya die.


[edit on 4-11-2009 by HappilyEverAfter]



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 06:37 AM
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Holy cow. Thanks for the thread S & F. This is some pretty strange stuff.

I don't know about the connection with FEMA (although, a certain possibility) but there sure is something fishy going on here.




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