Congratulations on your BRK holdings and a big hearty congratulation on your being "brown". Are you also a "victim of past discrimination", maybe you've been "oppressed" Well my friend you have hit paydirt bigtime. Forget WEB and investing....you're gonna look back on BRK stock like chump change. Also forget those old outdated Euro-centric notions of hard work, merit, and competency. That stuffs all passe' now. The real action for you is down in Washington. Here's three surefire plums in the new racial spoils system: 1. You are automatically a "preferred bidder" when the FCC auctions off licenses [can be worth up to 25%] 2.Your business is eligible to be DBE [Disadvantaged business enterprise] They got $6.4 billion in govt. contracts in 1996. 3.Your status as a "socially and economically disadvantaged person" qualifys you under the Small Business Administration set-asides worth a cool $14.4 billion in 1996. OOOPS.....I almost forgot a little extra sweetner.....the SBA's famous CASH BONUS program to prime contractors who sub out to minority owned firms......a form of bribery that uses tax-payer money for the payoff!! Oh geez Elk I almost forgot the most important question of all ....are you also female? If so, your luck doubles. Well that's enough sarcasm out of me......but I will say one thing in closing ......I lived in Bibb County Ga. in the late 40's and I saw black men in chains when I was a child. I also saw a black man break his own leg with a sledge hammer so he could get off the work gang. It made his white straw boss so mad he let the man lay squirming on the ground with the bone poking out before he called for the truck to carry him off. The government programs of the last 30 years were to make up for those hard times. How they ever got so distorted is beyond my ken.