Re: [IxDA] Berkshire Hathaway. Good Design?

15 Jun 2010 - 2:56pm
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jrrogan
2005

That is too funny!   I believe Berkshire Hathaway simply does not make money from it's corporate website, thus it does not need to spend excess capital on this site.   note it is somewhat usable in that it highlights the basics of Bershire that a user would need to know about.   I especially love Jewelry and car insurance links at the bottom of the page.   Rich

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM, rchaigh <charles.haigh@number41media.com> wrote:

I find the official homepage of Berkshire Hathaway interesting (I'm sorry, I would love to put a link to it but this discussion tool won't let me). This is a company that has over $350 billion in assets, revenue of over $100 billion annually
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Joseph Rich Rogan
President UX/UI Inc.
http://www.jrrogan.com

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15 Jun 2010 - 4:54pm
Norman
2008

This one is too juicy and too important to ignore.  Your home page matters little when you are tycoons who cannot fail, in fact you do not want attention.  One of Berkshire's plays is the gee Humbug persona of Warren Buffett.  "The all American uncle" type who is in the last 2 years has failed to stand up for anything American, and do everything to use government power for his own corporate interests.

DO you think Berkshire would want to advertise the true facts?  Let's take a look at some snippets from a real website!

________

--Did you know?---

30% of Berkshire stocks are in TARP recipient institutions.Thank you taxpayers for about $1+ trillion in cash.  Because of your complicity and political capture of congress we let you borrow $1 trillion in debt at interest from the banks because we had to save those same private banks.  Our CEOs thank you again!

Thank you for going way beyond $700 Billion, Many Trillions! 

Because of those multiple lending facilities (TARP, TALF, PPIP) armageddon was prevented for our country. Or at least us.  Having Berkshire banks and insurance companies have to write off debts would have meant sure bankruptcy. We would have had to implement martial law and we don't want that now do we!  Thanks for the trillions!

Us and the Fed - Owners of the Money

As you know the various Berkshire banking companies - Wells Fargo for example - own the Fed.  Did you know?  The Fed is a private institution owned by the banks. The Fed controls the money supply and we own the Fed.  We own the money.  

--Update--

Constitution is outdated

I know we all take an oath to uphold the constitution.  But times changed a while ago (1913) - we really needed to take control of the ability to issue money privately.  We can't put that into the hands of the people - that would uphold the Constitution.  The Constitution is out dated.   We need to control the money supply so that we can print money on the taxpayers head to bail ourselves out after we endebted the taxpayer.  Berkshire is progressive.

Fed Goes Gargantuan 

Berkshire thanks the Federal Reserve for becoming a gargantuan Marshmallow man, eating mortgage backed securities from the banks, and debt of all nature (like Wells Fargo home equity lines of credit, and American Express credit card loans).  Thanks for taking this trash in at full value when you knew it wasn't and printing fresh cash for us.   Please don't call use when you mark those loans from $1 trillion to $200 million. 

--Berkshire's Outlook--

The credit crisis is over, but things are just starting.  In the coming years taxpayers need to pay for this wreckless spending.  Expect taxes to go up, expect public assets (roads, land) to be sold to private corporations, and expect faith in our currency to falter because of the debt you keep incurring.  We'll be thanking our Chief Executive Warren Buffet.  It is only because of his speed-dial connections to Ben Bernanke and his appearances on GE owned CNBC that we were able to push through these efforts.  By the way, GE took $300 Billion from the Fed too, so it's not just us.

Have a great day,  Berkshire Management

________

As you can see, your homepage matters little when you have connections with the people who make the money.  
Very closely related, why do you think most people go their entire lives without knowing about the Fed,  it isn't because they are working their calculators doing "economic theory" stuff.   They are there to control, put out an image of "thoughtful action" when in public, and not make too much publicity about the nebulous activities involved.  They don't teach this stuff in school for a reason.

15 Jun 2010 - 7:08pm
Dan Weese
2006

Too juicy for you to ignore, and apparently too much for you to stick to the topic at hand, which was the design of the website.

Dan

-----Original Message----- From: Norman [mailto:acuitycorp@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:17 PM To: dweese@caelumtechnology.com Subject: Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Berkshire Hathaway. Good Design?

This one is too juicy and too important to ignore.� Your home page matters
little when you are tycoons who cannot fail, in fact you do not want
attention.� One of Berkshire's plays is the gee Humbug persona of Warren
Buffett.� "The all American uncle" type who is in the last 2 years has
failed to stand up for anything American, and do everything to use government
power for his own corporate interests.

DO you think Berkshire would want to advertise the true facts?� Let's take a
look at some snippets from a real website!

*--Did you know?--- *

30% of Berkshire stocks are in TARP recipient institutions.Thank you
taxpayers for about $1+ trillion in cash.� Because of your complicity and
political capture of congress we let you borrow $1 trillion in debt at
interest from the banks because we had to save those same private banks.�
Our CEOs thank you again!

Thank you for going way beyond $700 Billion, Many Trillions!

Because of those multiple lending facilities (TARP, TALF, PPIP) armageddon
was prevented for our country. Or at least us.� Having Berkshire banks and
insurance companies have to write off debts would have meant sure bankruptcy.
We would have had to implement martial law and we don't want that now do
we!� Thanks for the trillions!

Us and the Fed - Owners of the Money

As you know the various Berkshire banking companies - Wells Fargo for example
- own the Fed.� Did you know?� The Fed is a private institution owned by
the banks. The Fed controls the money supply and we own the Fed.� We own the
money. �

--Update--

*Constitution is outdated *

I know we all take an oath to uphold the constitution.� But times changed a
while ago (1913) - we really needed to take control of the ability to issue
money privately.� We can't put that into the hands of the people - that
would uphold the Constitution.� The Constitution is out dated. � We need to
control the money supply so that we can print money on the taxpayers head to
bail ourselves out after we endebted the taxpayer.� Berkshire is
progressive.

*Fed Goes Gargantuan� *

Berkshire thanks the Federal Reserve for becoming a gargantuan Marshmallow
man, eating mortgage backed securities from the banks, and debt of all nature
(like Wells Fargo home equity lines of credit, and American Express credit
card loans).� Thanks for taking this trash in at full value when you knew it
wasn't and printing fresh cash for us. � Please don't call use when you mark
those loans from $1 trillion to $200 million.�

*--Berkshire's Outlook-- *

The credit crisis is over, but things are just starting.� In the coming
years taxpayers need to pay for this wreckless spending.� Expect taxes to go
up, expect public assets (roads, land) to be sold to private corporations,
and expect faith in our currency to falter because of the debt you keep
incurring.� We'll be thanking our Chief Executive Warren Buffet.� It is
only because of his speed-dial connections to Ben Bernanke and his
appearances on GE owned CNBC that we were able to push through these
efforts.� By the way, GE took $300 Billion from the Fed too, so it's not
just us.

Have a great day,� Berkshire Management

As you can see, your homepage matters little when you have connections with
the people who make the money.
�� Very closely related, why do you think
most people go their entire lives without knowing about the Fed,� it isn't
because they are working their calculators doing "economic theory" stuff. �
They are there to control, put out an image of "thoughtful action" when in
public, and not make too much publicity about the nebulous activities
involved.� They don't teach this stuff in school for a reason.

(((Please leave all content below this line)))

16 Jun 2010 - 1:06pm
Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

Yes, the explanation, Norman has written, is correct. His conclusion is also to the point: the modest site design reflects the true business needs. Therefore his is design related post.

Oleh

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Dan Weese wrote: > Too juicy for you to ignore, and apparently too much for you to stick to the > topic at hand, which was the design of the website. > > Dan > > -----Original Message----- > From: Norman [mailto:acuitycorp@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:17 PM > To: dweese@caelumtechnology.com > Subject: Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Berkshire Hathaway. Good Design? > > This one is too juicy and too important to ignore.� Your home page matters > little when you are tycoons who cannot fail, in fact you do not want > attention.� One of Berkshire's plays is the gee Humbug persona of Warren > Buffett.� "The all American uncle" type who is in the last 2 years has > failed to stand up for anything American, and do everything to use > government > power for his own corporate interests. > > DO you think Berkshire would want to advertise the true facts?� Let's take a > look at some snippets from a real website! > > *--Did you know?--- > * > > 30% of Berkshire stocks are in TARP recipient institutions.Thank you > taxpayers for about $1+ trillion in cash.� Because of your complicity and > political capture of congress we let you borrow $1 trillion in debt at > interest from the banks because we had to save those same private banks.� > Our CEOs thank you again! > > /Thank you for going way beyond $700 Billion, Many Trillions!/� > > Because of those multiple lending facilities (TARP, TALF, PPIP) armageddon > was prevented for our country. Or at least us.� Having Berkshire banks and > insurance companies have to write off debts would have meant sure > bankruptcy. > We would have had to implement martial law and we don't want that now do > we!� Thanks for the trillions! > > /Us and the Fed - Owners of the Money/ > > As you know the various Berkshire banking companies - Wells Fargo for > example > - own the Fed.� Did you know?� The Fed is a private institution owned by > the banks. The Fed controls the money supply and we own the Fed.� We own the > money. � > > /--Update--/ > > *Constitution is outdated * > > I know we all take an oath to uphold the constitution.� But times changed a > while ago (1913) - we really needed to take control of the ability to issue > money privately.� We can't put that into the hands of the people - that > would uphold the Constitution.� The Constitution is out dated. � We need to > control the money supply so that we can print money on the taxpayers head to > bail ourselves out after we endebted the taxpayer.� Berkshire is > progressive. > > *Fed Goes Gargantuan� > * > > Berkshire thanks the Federal Reserve for becoming a gargantuan Marshmallow > man, eating mortgage backed securities from the banks, and debt of all > nature > (like Wells Fargo home equity lines of credit, and American Express credit > card loans).� Thanks for taking this trash in at full value when you knew it > wasn't and printing fresh cash for us. � Please don't call use when you mark > those loans from $1 trillion to $200 million.� > > *--Berkshire's Outlook-- > * > > The credit crisis is over, but things are just starting.� In the coming > years taxpayers need to pay for this wreckless spending.� Expect taxes to go > up, expect public assets (roads, land) to be sold to private corporations, > and expect faith in our currency to falter because of the debt you keep > incurring.� We'll be thanking our Chief Executive Warren Buffet.� It is > only because of his speed-dial connections to Ben Bernanke and his > appearances on GE owned CNBC that we were able to push through these > efforts.� By the way, GE took $300 Billion from the Fed too, so it's not > just us. > > Have a great day,� Berkshire Management > > As you can see, /your homepage matters little when you have connections with > the people who make the money./�� Very closely related, why do you think > most people go their entire lives without knowing about the Fed,� it isn't > because they are working their calculators doing "economic theory" stuff. � > They are there to control, put out an image of "thoughtful action" when in > public, and not make too much publicity about the nebulous activities > involved.� They don't teach this stuff in school for a reason. > > (((Please leave all content below this line))) > > (((Please lea

16 Jun 2010 - 7:05pm
Dan Weese
2006

Seems more like a political rant than a design observation, but to each his own.

-----Original Message----- From: Oleh Kovalchuke [mailto:tangospring@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 4:33 PM To: dweese@caelumtechnology.com Subject: Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Berkshire Hathaway. Good Design?

Yes, the explanation, Norman has written, is correct. His conclusion is also to the point: the modest site design reflects the true business needs. Therefore his is design related post.

Oleh

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Dan Weese wrote: > Too juicy for you to ignore, and apparently too much for you to stick to
the > topic at hand, which was the design of the website. > > Dan > > -----Original Message----- > From: Norman [mailto:acuitycorp@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:17 PM > To: dweese@caelumtechnology.com > Subject: Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Berkshire Hathaway. Good Design? > > This one is too juicy and too important to ignore.? Your home page
matters > little when you are tycoons who cannot fail, in fact you do not want > attention.? One of Berkshire's plays is the gee Humbug persona of Warren > Buffett.? "The all American uncle" type who is in the last 2 years has > failed to stand up for anything American, and do everything to use > government > power for his own corporate interests. > > DO you think Berkshire would want to advertise the true facts?? Let's
take a > look at some snippets from a real website! > > *--Did you know?--- > * > > 30% of Berkshire stocks are in TARP recipient institutions.Thank you > taxpayers for about $1+ trillion in cash.? Because of your complicity and > political capture of congress we let you borrow $1 trillion in debt at > interest from the banks because we had to save those same private banks.? > Our CEOs thank you again! > > /Thank you for going way beyond $700 Billion, Many Trillions!/? > > Because of those multiple lending facilities (TARP, TALF, PPIP) armageddon > was prevented for our country. Or at least us.? Having Berkshire banks
and > insurance companies have to write off debts would have meant sure > bankruptcy. > We would have had to implement martial law and we don't want that now do > we!? Thanks for the trillions! > > /Us and the Fed - Owners of the Money/ > > As you know the various Berkshire banking companies - Wells Fargo for > example > - own the Fed.? Did you know?? The Fed is a private institution owned
by > the banks. The Fed controls the money supply and we own the Fed.? We own
the > money. ? > > /--Update--/ > > *Constitution is outdated * > > I know we all take an oath to uphold the constitution.? But times changed
a > while ago (1913) - we really needed to take control of the ability to issue > money privately.? We can't put that into the hands of the people - that > would uphold the Constitution.? The Constitution is out dated. ? We
need to > control the money supply so that we can print money on the taxpayers head
to > bail ourselves out after we endebted the taxpayer.? Berkshire is > progressive. > > *Fed Goes Gargantuan? > * > > Berkshire thanks the Federal Reserve for becoming a gargantuan Marshmallow > man, eating mortgage backed securities from the banks, and debt of all > nature > (like Wells Fargo home equity lines of credit, and American Express credit > card loans).? Thanks for taking this trash in at full value when you knew
it > wasn't and printing fresh cash for us. ? Please don't call use when you
mark > those loans from $1 trillion to $200 million.? > > *--Berkshire's Outlook-- > * > > The credit crisis is over, but things are just starting.? In the coming > years taxpayers need to pay for this wreckless spending.? Expect taxes to
go > up, expect public assets (roads, land) to be sold to private corporations, > and expect faith in our currency to falter because of the debt you keep > incurring.? We'll be thanking our Chief Executive Warren Buffet.? It is > only because of his speed-dial connections to Ben Bernanke and his > appearances on GE owned CNBC that we were able to push through these > efforts.? By the way, GE took $300 Billion from the Fed too, so it's not > just us. > > Have a great day,? Berkshire Management > > As you can see, /your homepage matters little when you have connections
with > the people who make the money./?? Very closely related, why do you
think > most people go their entire lives without knowing about the Fed,? it
isn't > because they are working their calculators doing "economic theory" stuff.
? > They are there to control, put out an image of "thoughtful action" when in > public, and not make too much publicity about the nebulous activities > involved.? They don't teach this stuff in school for a reason. > >

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