Alex Constantine - May 6, 2008
Edited by AC
I did some casual surfing for Buffett family connections to amuse myself, and the kid could really bear some more looking into - grounds for further research:
SON OF WARREN
"Howard Buffett is the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Buffett is on the boards of Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra Foods, Lindsay Manufacturing, and Sloan Implement Company and has previously been on the boards of Archer Daniel Midland and Coca-Cola."
WARREN'S SON HOWARD IS ON THE BOARD OF THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES:
Warren Buffett and CIA Mockingbird Katharine Graham:
Born: 30 August 1930
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Best Known As: Investment genius and head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Warren Buffett is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is one of the world's wealthiest men. .... Over the years Buffett bought stock in financial powerhouses like Coca-Cola, Geico Insurance, Gillette, and the Washington Post Company (where Buffett became aboard member and close friend of Post head Katharine Graham).
HOWARD BUFFETT (WARREN'S FATHER) AND ROBERT TAFT
Howard Buffett of Nebraska (Robert Taft's Midwest campaign manager in 1952)
ROBERT TAFT WAS AN AMERICA FIRSTER (THE ORGANIZATION WAS A FASCIST FRONT FOUNDED BY NAZI COLLABORATOR JOHN FOSTER DULLES):
" ... Senator Gerald Nye of North Dakota was typical of those Western and Midwestern politicians who combined support for farmers with hostility to the east. As chair of the Senate’s Munitions Investigating Committee between 1934 and 1935, he had delighted constituents by questioning the patriotism of industrial and financial leaders like the DuPonts and J.P. Morgan. Convinced these same groups were again attempting to get America into war, he became one of Congress’s most eloquent supporters of America First. He was joined by Senators Burton Wheeler of Montana, William Borah of Idaho, Robert La Follette of Wisconsin, George Norris of Nebraska, Robert Taft of Ohio and Henrick Shipstead of Minnesota, among others. ... "
TAFT CONDEMNS HANGING FOR NAZIS AS UNJUST VERDICT
NEW YORK TIMES.
October 6, 1946
GAMBLER, Ohio, Oct. 5--Senator Robert A. Taft, Republican, of Ohio, charged today at the Kenyon College conference on the heritage and responsibility of the Englishspeaking peoples that the verdict at Nuremberg was a miscarriage of justice which the American people would long regret. ...
BTW, LOOK WHO ADMIRES ROBERT TAFT:
Robert A. Taft Club
Founded in 2006, the Robert A. Taft Club describes itself as offering "lively debate on issues that the typical beltway conservative movement ... often avoids." At a 2007 club meeting, U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2008) described why Taft is a personal hero of his.
Investor Profile: Warren Buffet's Early Years
By Mika Hamilton
Warren Buffett was the only son of the Howard Buffett and Lelia Stahl. Leila worked as both a clerk and secretary and after her marriage has a homemaker and mother. Howard worked as an investment broker and spent four terms in Congress as a U.S. representative.
He was elected to “Congress in 1942 with a pledge to keep FDR from "fasten[ing] the chains of political servitude around America's neck." He marked himself an oddball by returning a pay raise to the Treasury and by subjecting each piece of legislation to a simple test: "Will this add to, or subtract from, human liberty?".
Howard Buffett was an extremely conservative man. While in Washington he was part of an elite organization, the John Birch Society, which fought against communism and liberal rebels.
Presently, the John Birch Society is associated with the extreme right of American Politics. Warren was very close to his father often following him to work. And his father made good use of his presence, employing Warren to write prices and quotes on the board in his investment firm. His close bond with his father was further encourage but a tense relationship with his mother. Leila was prone to immense anger and violent outbursts.