This is starting to look interesting:
Buffett may just ace Union Pacific.
The history of the Canadian Pacific is just as impressive as building the transcontinental railroad. Anyone interested I suggest you read "The Impossible Railroad," by Pierre Burton.
I am not a railroad geek (foamer) and never will be.
Again you show your ignorance of the industry with regards to the markets. Railroads have always been a great barometer of what the economy is doing. The Dow Theory relies on the transport index confirming the regular market to show a bull market. That theory originated 100 years ago and still is valid today.
I follow the rail industry closely, but that is not the extent of my so called "investing 'expertise'".
I do not pretend to be a genius like you.
Arrogance is not genius, and only an insolent 12 year old reverts to calling people names to make himself look superior.
1) Being a car geek doesn't make one an expert on the auto industry.
2) If you were following the rail industry 30 years ago, that does say much about your your investing 'expertise'.
3) If you think that one needs an in-depth, nuanced appreciation for politics on this, you are beyond clueless....you're thick and stupid.
"But I know more than you"
That in my opinion is your problem.
Why disparage people here that have been following the railroad industry for over 30 years. If you have a lot of insight in the workings of the Canadian government, then that is great.
I try to listen to everyone.
Smoke you really make me laugh.
Sometimes I think that you are just an insolent 12 year old that must call people names when he disagrees with them. Other times I think that you have a real obsessive problem with being right at all times.
You came on this board slandering Rails and I when you did not like my "opinion" of a UP/CP merger which Rails had asked me about. I never said that it was a sure thing.
You, on the other hand, with little knowledge of the railroad industry said that it would never happen and you knew more than anybody.
If it will help you sleep at night, I will throw you a bone and agree that it will not happen.
You see, I really don't care if it happens or not. UP has a great partnership with CP and that is all that matters.
One thing that you are definitely wrong about is that I hate Obama. I absolutely do not like Obama's politics and his socialist agenda for America. I even dislike some of his character flaws. If Obama loses the election and wants to run around and make millions selling books and giving speeches, more power to him. I will wish him well.
We are facing a very critical point in the economic future of America. Senator Herb Kohl is also leading a charge to wreak havoc on the railroads with his Anti-Trust bill. These are all topics that affect UP.
I know Smoke as usual has nothing of substance to offer.
That's rich. How's that Obama hate coming? You know, your unending, useless, irrelevant, irritating "substantial" contribution to the UNP discussion board...? You are a joke so old that no one laughs anymore.