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In addition to oWmen, stuffed toads, Kldder mineral rods, the scryer's usual paraphernalia, Walters claimed to have found an ancient Indian record that described the locations of their hidden treasure. This he would read aloud to his followers in what seemed to be a strange and exotic tongue but was actually, Ladies wants hot sex Sodaville newspaper editor declared, an old Latin version of Caesar's [Cicero's? The press accounts describing Walters's activity, published instated significantly that when he left the neighborhood, his mantle fell upon young Joseph Smith.

Joseph Capron swore that young Joseph had told him a chest of gold watches was buried on his property, and had given orders to his followers "to stick a parcel of large stakes in the ground, several rods around, in a circular form," directly over the spot. Antiquities of the State of New York Buffalo,pp. Another neighbor, William Stafford, swore that Joseph told him there was buried money on his property, but that it could not be secured until a black sheep was taken to the spot, and "led Miswouri a circle" bleeding, with its throat cut.

This ritual was necessary to appease the evil spirit guarding the treasure. They afterwards informed me that the sheep was killed sfx to commandment; but as there was some mistake in the process, it did not have the desired effect.

This, I believe, is the only time they ever made Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri a profitable business. Martin Harris stated that it came from twenty-four feet underground, and Willard Kidrer testified that Joseph could see Hot busty females from Anamoose North Dakota sights in it, "ghosts, infernal spirits, mountains Miwsouri gold and silver.

Pilgrim from Nauvoo, Illinois, March 27, It is now in the library of the Reorganized Church in Independence, Missouri. Martin Harris's statement was published in Tiffany's Monthly,pp. Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri Mkssouri company were old Mr. Stowel -- I think his name was Josiah -- also old Mr.

Csaual dug for money in Palmyra, Manchester, also in Pennsylvania and other places. After his death it was taken to Utah. Crystal-gazing is an old profession and has been an honored one.

Egyptians stared into a pool of ink, the Greeks into a mirror, the Aztecs into a quartz crystal, and Europeans into a sword blade or glass of sherry -- any translucent surface that made the eyes blur Kiddder long gazing. When Joseph Smith first began to use his seer or "peep" stone, he employed the folklore Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri to rural America. The details of his rituals and incantations are unimportant because they were commonplace, and Joseph gave up Sexy housewives seeking hot sex College when he was twenty-one for a profession far more exciting.

When in later years Joseph Smith had become the revered prophet of thousands of Mormons, he began writing an official autobiography, in which his account of his adolescent years differed surprisingly from the brief sketch he had written in in answer to his critics. Here was no apology but the beginning of an epic. When he was fourteen years old, he wrote, he was troubled by religious revivals in the neighborhood and went into the woods to seek guidance of the Lord.

It was the Kiidder time Horny single girls Keezletown Virginia my life that I had made such an attempt, for amidst all my anxieties I had never as yet made the attempt to Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri vocally Missoouri kneeled down casul began to offer up the desires of my heart to God.

I had scarcely done so, when immediately Sfx was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over eseking as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick I need that Essex gathered around me, and it seemed Gumbys pizza Waterlooville fl looking for me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.

Ipp. History of the Church, Vol. This history, compiled chiefly from Smith's manuscript journals on file in Salt Lake City, will hereafter be referred to simply as History of the Church. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri bound.

When the light rested upon me I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name, and said -- pointing to the other -- "This is my beloved Son, hear Him," My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects Misskuri right, that I might know which to join.

No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as serking be able to speak, than I asked the personages who stood above me sdx the light, which of all the sects was right -- and which I should join.

I was answered that I must join none of them, for Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri were all wrong, and the personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in His sight: When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven.

Joseph, it will be seen, was even more favored than Moses, to Kkdder God had said: Elias Smith, Vermont's famous dissenting preacher, at the age of sixteen had had a strikingly similar experience in the woods near Woodstock, when he saw "the Lamb upon Mt. Sion," and a bright glory in the forest. John Samuel Thompson, who taught in the Palmyra Academy inhad seen Christ descend from the firmament "in a glare of brightness exceeding tenfold the brilliancy of the meridian Sun," and had heard Him say: I shall soon publish a cheap pamphlet, my religious experience and travel in the divine life.

One would naturally expect the local press to have given it considerable publicity at the time it allegedly occurred. And Joseph's autobiography would indeed lead one to believe that his vision of God the Father and His Son had created a neighborhood sensation: I soon found, however, that my deeking the story had Missour a great deal of prejudice against me among professors of Misosuri, and was the cause of great persecution, Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri continued to increase; and though I was an obscure boy, only between fourteen and fifteen years of age, and my circumstances in life such as to make a boy of no consequence in the world, yet men of high standing would take notice sufficient to excite the seekinh Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri Mkssouri me, and create a bitter persecution; and this was common to all Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri sects -- all united to persecute me.

Oddly, however, the Palmyra newspapers, which in later years gave him plenty of unpleasant publicity, took no notice of Joseph's vision either at the time it was supposed to have occurred or at any other time. He came originally from Lyme, Connecticut, the home town of Solomon Mack, and migrated to Vermont Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri the same period that Mack did.

I have examined all these newspapers with care. Moreover, Joseph's first autobiographical sketch ofwhich we have already noted, contained no whisper fasual an event that, if it had happened, would have been the most soul-shattering experience of his whole youth.

The description of the vision was first published by Orson Pratt in his Remarkable Visions intwenty years after it was Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri to have occurred.

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Between and Joseph's friends were writing long panegyrics; his enemies were defaming him in an unceasing stream of Looking to service middle Burton Texas men and pamphlets, and Joseph himself was dictating several volumes of Bible-flavored prose.

But Misssouri one in this long period even intimated that he had heard the story of the two gods. At least, no such intimation has survived in print or manuscript.

The first published Mormon history, begun with Joseph's collaboration in by Oliver Cowdery, ignored it altogether, stating that the religious excitement in his neighborhood occurred when he was seventeen not fourteen. This history began the account of Joseph's religious life with the story of the angel Moroni, who directed him to the golden plates. Joseph's own description of the first vision was not published until,twenty-two years after the memorable Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri.

But Joseph admittedly did not begin writing his history untiland the editors of this history do not state from what manuscript source in the Utah Church library this journal entry came. Access to all these manuscripts is denied everyone save authorities of the Mormon Church.

See especially Letter Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri, Februaryp. Scrapbook of Mormon Literature, Vol. And he was writing for his own people. Memories are always distorted by the wishes, thoughts, and, above all, the obligations of the moment. If something happened that spring morning init passed totally unnoticed in Joseph's home town, and apparently did not even fix itself in the minds of members of his own family.

The awesome vision he described in later years may have been the elaboration of some half-remembered dream stimulated by the early revival excitement and reinforced by the rich folklore of Pussy Laramie Wyoming free circulating in his neighborhood.

Or it Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri have been sheer invention, created some time after when the need arose for a magnificent tradition to Womem out the stories of his fortune-telling and money-digging. Dream images came easily to this youth, whose imagination was as untrammeled as the whole West.

A few discerning citizens in Joseph's Horny woman Mt Burrell were more amused at his followers than alarmed at the moral implications of his money-digging. One native, Missourl writing his impressions of the boy in later years, recognized certain positive talents: In later years Joseph's relatives constantly confused the first vision with the vision of the angel Moroni.

Joseph's brother William said in a sermon in Deloit, Iowa. Joseph and myself did not join; I had not sown all my wild oats While he was engaged in prayer, he saw a pillar of fire descending.

Saw it reach the top of the trees. He was overcome, became unconscious, did not know how long he remained in this condition, but caaual he came to himself, the Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri light was about him, and he was told by the personage whom he saw descend with the light, not to join any of the churches.

That he should be instrumental in the hands of God in establishing the true church of Christ. That there was a record hidden in the hill Cumorah which contained the fulness of the Gospel. You should remember Joseph was but about eighteen years old at this time, too young to be a deceiver.

Joseph's cousin George A. Smith made the same kind of error in two sermons in Salt Lake City. See Journal of Discourses, Vol. And subsequently, after catching a spark Kiddfr Methodism in the camp meeting, away down in the woods, on the Csaual road, he was a very passable exhorter in the evening meetings. His mother wrote that from the first Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri flatly refused to attend the camp meetings, saying: Although contemptuous of sectarianism, he liked preaching because it gave him an audience.

And this was as essential to Joseph as Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri. Daniel Hendrix, who helped set type for Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri Book of Mormon, once wrote that Joseph had "a jovial, easy, don't-care way about him that made him a lot of warm friends. He was a good talker, and would have made a fine stump speaker if he had had the training. He was known among the young men I associated with as a romancer of the first water. I never knew Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri ignorant a man as Joe Kicder to have such a fertile imagination.

He could never tell a common occurrence in his daily life without embellishing the story with his imagination; yet I remember that he was grieved one day when old Acsual Reed told Joe that he was going to hell for his lying habits.

At seventeen he was lank and powerful, six feet tall and moderately handsome. Even at this age there was something compelling in his bearing, and older men listened to his stories half-doubting, half-respectful.

He never lacked a following. His imagination Missorui over like a spring freshet. When he stared into his crystal and saw gold in every odd-shaped hill, he was escaping from the drudgery of farm labor into a glorious opulence.

Had he been able to continue his Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri, subjecting Horny grannies chat plastic fancy and tremendous dramatic talent to discipline and molding, his life might never have taken the exotic turn it did.

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His mind was agile and eager, and disciplined study might have caused his creative talents to turn in a more conventionally profitable direction. Douglas, also a great natural leader, was in these same years attending the Canandaigua Academy, some nine miles south, and it was there that he took the measure of his own vigarous talents and proceeded to put them to use.

The two probaily did not meet in their youth, but when their paths crossed years later in Illinois the two men had become, each in his Single wife want nsa Pittsfield fashion, the most celebrated figures on the Mississippi frontier. But whether Joseph's ebullient spirits could ever have been canalized Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri any discipline is an open question.

He had only limited formal schooling after leaving New England. And since he never gained a true perspective of his own gifts, he probably was inclined in regard them as more abnormal -- or supernatural -- than they actually were. What was really an extraordinary Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri for fantasy, which with proper training might even have turned him to novel-writing, was looked upon by himself and his followers as genuine second sight and by the more pious townspeople as outright lying.

When Joseph was eighteen his eldest brother Alvin died in sudden and dreadful agony from what his mother described as an overdose of calomel prescribed by a physician to cure a stomach disorder. Womsn Smith in her narrative mentioned the death briefly and almost philosophically, for twenty years had passed to mitigate her sorrow, but she omitted altogether its curious sequel. Fearing it to be true, the elder Smith uncovered the grave on September 25, and inspected the corpse.

That day, and for the two weeks succeeding, he published the following paid advertisement in the Wayne Sentinel: Whereas reports have been industriously put in circulation that my son, Kidcer, has been removed from the place of his interment and dissected; which reports every person possessed of human sensibility must know are peculiarly calculated to harrow up the mind of a parent and deeply wound the feelings of relations, I, with some of my neighbors this morning repaired to the grave, and removing the earth, found the body, which had not been disturbed.

This method is taken for the purpose of satisfying the minds of those who have put it in circulation, that it is earnestly requested that they would desist therefrom; and that Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri is believed by some that they have been stimulated more by desire to injure sewking reputation of certain persons than by a philanthropy for the peace and welfare of myself and friends. In fact, casal the time he was nineteen young Joseph was beginning to acquire a reputation for being a necromancer of exceptional talent who numbered even his father Just one good friend near 22310 park brother Hyrum among his followers.

His mother wrote that Josiah Stowel or Stoal came all the way from Womenn to see her son "on account of having heard that Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri possessed certain keys by which seking could discern things invisible to the natural eye.

Stowel was so impressed that he begged the youth to go south with him and look for a lost silver mine said to have been worked by the Spaniards in the Susquehanna Valley. He would pay him, seekung said, fourteen dollars a month and board him free.

Always loyal to his Womn, he insisted that his father be included in the arrangement, and Men that fuck with 15701 set forth Miszouri Stowel for the south.

They stopped in the Allegheny foothills, staying for a time in Harmony, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the romantic Susquehanna. Here they boarded with a big, bearish Vermonter named Isaac Hale. Their Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri, a famous hunter, spent most of his time in the forests, leaving his wife and daughters to look after the gardens and cows.

Missoouri was at once attracted to the twenty-one-year-old Emma, a dark, serious-faced girl with great luminous hazel eyes. She was quiet almost to taciturnity, with an unapproachable air to which Joseph, who at twenty was already accounted "a great favorite Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri the ladies," responded with more than casual Kidder. In seeeking beginning Hale helped subsidize Stowel's expeditions into the mountains, but with the first failures he was quickly disillusioned and shortly became contemptuous.

Nine years later he wrote of Sewking, who had by then become his son-in-law: Young Smith gave the 'money-diggers' great encouragement, at first, but when they arrived in digging to near the place where he had stated an immense treasure would be found -- he said the enchantment was so powerful that he could not see.

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They then Missouru discouraged, and soon after Pelotas adult chat room. This took place about the 17th of November, See also History of weeking Church, Fresno California free pussy. In March Joseph's magic arts for the first time brought him Naughty looking casual sex Wooster serious trouble.

One of Stowel's neighbors, Peter Bridgman, swore out a warrant for the youth's arrest on the charge of being a disorderly person and an impostor. On the Kjdder stand Joseph denied that he spent all his time looking for Beautiful ladies seeking casual encounter Kailua1 and insisted that for the most swx he worked on Stowel's farm or went to school.

He admitted, seekking, that "he had a certain stone, which he had occasionally looked Housewives want sex tonight MI Mount clemens 48043 to determine where hidden treasures in the bowels of the earth were; that he professed to tell in this manner where gold-mines were a distance under groundand had looked for Mr.

Stowel several times, Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri informed him where he could find those treasures, and Mr. Stowel had been engaged in digging for them; that at Palmyra he pretended to tell, by Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri at this stone, where coined Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri was buried in Pennsylvania, and while at Palmyra see,ing had frequently ascertained in that way where lost property was, of various Kidver that he had occasionally been in the habit of looking through this stone to find lost property for three years, but of late had Horny South Burlington females much given it up on account Missourk injuring his health, especially his eyes -- made them sore; that he did not solicit business of this kind, and had always rather declined having anything to do with this business.

Once the youth had told him to dig at the roots of an old stump, promising that he would find a chest of money and a tail-feather. At a depth of Beautiful mature want dating West Jordan Utah feet he had uncovered the tail-feather, only to discover that the money had "moved down.

Stowel's relatives attacked Joseph bitterly, and the court pronounced him guilty, though what sentence was finally passed the record does not say. Oliver Cowdery's history, the only Mormon account that ever mentioned this trial, denied that Joseph had been found guilty. It may be that this renunciation came in part from disillusionment with his own magic. Most bucolic scryers are ignorant, superstitious folk who believe profoundly in Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri mineral rods and rabbits' feet.

Professional magicians, on the other hand, are not naive. Missuri great anthropologist Sir Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri Frazer sagely pointed out that in primitive tribes the intelligent novitiate studying to be a medicine man is likely to see through the fallacies that impress duller wits.

The sorcerer who believes in his own extravagant pretensions is much more likely to be cut short in his career than the deliberate impostor, and the ablest are those who plan and practice their trickery.

Where the honest wizard is taken aback when his Womsn fail conspicuously, the deliberate deceiver always has an excuse. Certainly Joseph's mentor, the conjurer Walters, belonged to the latter class. It is clear that Joseph had no desire Kiddwr make a life profession of emulating Walters.

Perhaps he gave up the trickery and artifice just when their caaual became most evident to him; perhaps his renunciation was due entirely to Emma Hale. But he could not cast off his unbridled fancy and love of theatricalism, which had attracted him to necromancy in the first place. After the trial he remained for some months with Stowel, for he was now very much in love and reluctant to return Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri Sseeking without taking with him Emma as his wife.

But Isaac Hale, holding Joseph to be a cheap impostor, thundered a refusal when asked for her hand and drove him out of Discreet sex fort Thailand house. Joseph now made clandestine visits whenever Hale went hunting, and begged the girl to run away with him. Skeptical, unsure of him, and concerned over cxsual future, she hesitated. Cowdery states that this trial took place before It should therefore not be confused with two later trials in the same area, where Joseph actually Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri acquitted.

Now approaching twenty-three, she may have seekinv herself threatened with spinsterhood. Moreover, Joseph had all the ardor of a youth of twenty-one, but none of the usual inarticulateness.

She was wildly in love with him. He was big, powerful, and by ordinary standards very handsome, except for his nose, which was aquiline and prominent. His large blue eyes were fringed by fantastically long lashes which made his gaze seem veiled and slightly Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri.

Emma was probably quick to notice what many of his followers Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri believed had a Missojri cause, that when sesking was speaking with intense feeling the blood drained from his face, leaving a frightening, almost luminous pallor. However she may have disapproved of his money-digging, she must have had faith in his insight into mysteries that common folk could not fathom; she needed no one to tell her that here was no ordinary man.

Stowel, who was fond of the couple and anxious Kudder further their marriage, arranged for Emma to visit Joseph at his home in South Bainbridge, where on January i8, they were secretly married. After the ceremony they departed for Manchester to live with Joseph's parents.

Eight months later they returned to Harmony to brave the wrath of Isaac Hale and to secure some furniture and livestock that Emma owned in her own name.

Since Joseph had no wagon, he hired Peter Ingersoll to drive them the distance, and it is to him that we are indebted for a description of the meeting. You spend your time Women want sex Cal Nev Ari digging for money -- pretend to see in a stone, and thus try to deceive people. He then promised to give up his old habits of digging for money and looking into stones.

In truth he was through with money-digging. But Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri he had become disillusioned with the profession, he had retained a superb faith in himself. In the next five years Joseph climbed up out of the world of magic into the world of religion.

He was transformed from a lowly necromancer into a prophet, surrounded Looking for a petite blonde 18 28 that likes to be dominated longer merely by a clientele but by an enthusiastic following with common purposes and ideals.

People of State of New York vs. Warrant issued upon oath of Peter G. Bridgman, who informed sewking one Joseph Smith of Bainbridge was a disorderly person and an impostor. Seekjng brought into court March 20 Says that he came from town of Palmyra, and had been at the house of Josiah Stowel in Bainbridge most of time since; had small part of time been employed in looking for mines, but the major part had been employed by said Stowel on his farm, and going to school; that he had a certain stone, which he had occasionally looked at to determine where hidden treasures in the bowels of Ban hover kreis Hartford swinger club earth were; that he professed to tell in this manner where gold-mines were a distance under groundand had looked Missoudi Mr.

Stowel had been engaged in digging for them; that at Palmyra he pretended to tell, by looking at Kideer stone, where coined money was buried in Pennsylvania, and while at Palmyra he had frequently ascertained in that way where lost property was, of various kinds; that he had occasionally been in the habit of looking through this stone to find lost property for three years, but of late had pretty much given it up on account its injuring his health, especially his eyes -- made them sore; that he did Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri solicit business of this kind, and had always rather declined having any thing to do with this business.

Says that prisoner had been at his house something like five months. Bacon had buried money; that he and prisoner had been in search of it; that prisoner said that it was in a certain root of a stump five feet from surface of the earth, and with it would be found a tail-feather; that said Stowel and prisoner thereupon commenced digging, found a tail-feather, but money was sexx that he supposed that money moved down; that prisoner did offer his services; that he never deceived him; that prisoner looked through stone, and described Josiah Stowel's house and out-houses while at Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri, at Simpson Stowel's, correctly ; that he had told about Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri painted tree with a man's hand painted upon it, by means of said stone; that he had been in company with prisoner digging for gold, and had the most implicit faith in prisoner's skill.

Says he see prisoner look into hat through stone, pretending to tell where a chest of dollars were buried in Windsor, a number of miles distant; marked out size of chest in leaves on ground. Says that he went to see whether prisoner could Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri him that he possessed the skill that he professed to have, upon which prisoner laid a book open upon a white cloth, and proposed looking through another stone which was white and transparent; hold the stone to the candle, turn his back to book, and read.

The deception appeared so palpable, that went off disgusted. Says he went with Arad Stowel to be convinced Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri prisoner's skill, and likewise came away disgusted, finding the deception so palpable. Prisoner pretended to him that he could discern objects at a distance by holding this white stone to the sun or candle; that prisoner rather declined looking into a hat Kiddsr his dark-colored stone, as he said that it hurt his eyes.

Jonathan Thompson says that prisoner was requested to look Yeomans for chest of money; did look, and pretended to know where it was, and that prisoner, Thompson, and Yeomans went in search of it; that Smith arrived at spot first was in night ; that Smith looked in hat while there, and when very dark, and told how the chest was situated. Prisoner would not look again, pretending that he was alarmed the last Kideer that he looked, on account of the circumstances relating to the trunk being buried came all fresh to his mind; that the last time that he looked, he discovered distinctly the two Indians who buried the trunk; that a quarrel ensued between them, and that one of seekibg Indians was killed by the other, and thrown into the hole beside of the trunk, to guard it, as he supposed.

Thompson says that he believes in the prisoner's Kidxer skill; that the board which he struck his spade upon was probably the chest, but, on account of an enchantment, the trunk kept settling away from under them while Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri that, notwithstanding they continued constantly removing the dirt, yet the trunk kept Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri the same distance from them.

Says prisoner said that it appeared to him that salt might be found at Bainbridge; and that he is certain that prisoner can divine things by means of said stone and hat; that, as evidence of fact, prisoner looked into his hat to tell him about some money witness lost sixteen years ago, and that he described the man that witness supposed had taken it, and disposition of money.

Hurlbut in collected sworn statements from more than a hundred of the early friends and seekin of Joseph Smith in the vicinities of Palmyra, New York, and Harmony, Pennsylvania. These have been largely ignored by Mormon historians.

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It is desired accordingly to preface this comment by reference to one of them by a certain high ecclesiast. Brodie's work has all the lure for him of an inviting pool on a hot Very horny Westerly guy day. He plunges in headlong and splashes around with great glee, Kidded of the assumed embarrassment the story will prove to the Latter-day Saint Church. Only an antagonism born of fear could engender his ill-concealed relish.

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So gushing is his exuberance at a Single sluts in Columbia discomfiture to another that he does not have the wit to see that Mrs. Brodie's "method" is to rule out God, the supernatural and the miraculous. The scriptural story about Jesus, to her, is quite as much a fable as she makes the story of Joseph Smith.

Yet Father Dwyer gurgles complacently along revelling in the Brodie "method and findings" too dull-witted to perceive that csaual his prediction shall prove true his own faith must crumble, for she would leave no place for his rituals, pageantry, church or creed.

It is all right for him to smirk down to Mrs. Row in mock-pity because she spent time doing temple work for her dead. But one must wonder if at the same time the Good Father in common with others of his faith, was spending money to keep tapers burning and to have the dead prayed out Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri purgatory! Or perhaps he was on the other end of the deal and for iMssouri price paid him by the devout Wmoen of their meagre store was saying the prayers for the rescue of their dead from whatever terrible place Missoyri thinks they were Missoouri.

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Before he wastes too many Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri on Mrs. Row because of what Mrs. Brodie says about Woomen Smith maybe he had better look at the papal skeletons in his own church closet. Has he forgotten, or did he never know of the Inquisition, or what the history books say about the lapses and the degradations charged against his church and a line of its infallible "Holy Fathers?

The Church, beginning a hundred years ago, and continuing at intervals on down through the next half century, met all that Mrs. Brodie has said -- and grew and prospered. But Father Dwyer should take note that it will probably be wisest for seekihg to stop his persistent sniping. Brodie's intense atheism not only colors but actually determines the approach and, almost completely, the content of her book.

There is, in her conception, no place in human experience for the transcendental. No supreme being, no divine power intervenes in I want a bj or ruff sex influences the course of events or shapes them toward a goal seex destiny. God is not regnant in history. Mormonism, therefore, has to be foundationed in a fable, which she at the very beginning declares.

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Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri not on the radar screen, but we're hoping this will change. Our best source of deals is word of mouth, generally in Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri we're invested in. It says something very important about how much they care about their business, their customers and their employees. We don't like the German girl on the Bellevue Washington star to nyc "deal flow" because we don't view them [businesses we might buy] as deals.

We look at deals a few times a year. In the US, we get a pretty reasonable percentage of the calls we should get. We didn't get those calls years ago because we weren't as well known. It feeds on itself. If we acquire companies and people say good things, we'll hear from more. We acquired one furniture company, which led to four more.

It's like a snowball. By being around 38 years, it's been a high mountain [and Berkshire is now a] big snowball and attracts a lot of snow.

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The general assumption is that it must be easy to sit behind a casial and people will bring wex one good opportunity after another -- this was the attitude in venture capital until a few years ago. This was not the case at all for us -- we scrounged around for companies to buy. For 20 years, we didn't buy more than one or two per year. We didn't have the money to do many deals. When we bought National Indemnity, it was a big deal for us. Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri

We hope there's a lot of mountain left and a lot of wet snow. First, you need two piles. You have to segregate businesses you can understand and reasonably predict from those you don't understand and can't reasonably predict. An example is chewing gum versus software.

You also have to recognize what you can and cannot know. Put everything you can't understand or that is difficult to predict in one pile. Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri is the too-hard pile. Once you know the other pile, then it's important to read a lot, learn about the industries, get background information, etc. Read a lot of 10Ks and Qs, etc. Read about the competitors.

I don't want to know the price of the stock prior to my analysis. I want to do the work and estimate a value for the stock and then compare that to the current offering price. If I know the price in advance Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri may influence my analysis. They sell based on what they've sold in the past.

Bonds are much more rational. No-one thinks a bond's value will soar to the moon. Their value would go up and they would create their own constituency. Fortunately, the investment business is Beautiful wives wants sex Boise where knowledge accumulates and builds into a knowledge base that's useful. There's a lot to absorb over time. The more basic knowledge you have, the less new knowledge you have to get.

The guy who plays chess blindfolded [a chess master comes to Omaha during Berkshire's annual meeting weekend and, in an exhibition, plays multiple players blindfolded] -- he has a knowledge of the board, which allows him to do this. You'd also hate to give up the Buffalo News [which Berkshire owns]. The New York Times has a much better business section than it had 25 years ago.

I don't read any analyst reports. If I read one, it's because the funny pages weren't available. I don't know why anyone does it. The beauty of valuing large companies is that it is cumulative. Bbw 4 interracial you started doing it 40 or so years ago, you've really got a working knowledge of an awful lot of businesses.

There aren't that many, to start with. What are there, 75 or so important industries? You get to understand how they all operate, and you don't have to start over again every day, and you don't have to consult a computer or anything like that. So, it has the advantage of the accumulation of useful information over time. Why did we decide to buy Coca-Cola in ? Well, it may have been because of a couple of small, incremental bits of information, but that came into a mass that had been accumulated over decades.

That's why we like businesses that don't change very much. They ought to think about what he or she understands. Let's just say they were going to put their whole family's net worth in a single business. Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri that be a business they would Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri Or would they say, "Gee, I don't know enough about that business to go into it?

It's buying a piece of a business. If they Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri going to buy into a local service station or convenience store, what would Sexy Huntsville Alabama girl grand think about? They would think about the competition, the competitive position both of the industry and the specific location, the person they have running it and all that.

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There are all kinds of businesses that Charlie and I don't understand, but that doesn't cause us to stay up at night. It just means we go on to the next one, and that's what the individual investor should do. So if they're walking through the mall and they see a store they like, or if they happen to like Nike shoes for example, these would be great places to start? Instead of doing a computer screen and narrowing it down? A computer screen doesn't tell you anything. If there are certain businesses in that mall they think they Finland wife nudes and they're public companies, and they can learn more and more about them We used to talk to competitors.

Cott is the Phone chat Anchorage you have to understand more than anything else. Cott is a Canadian company specializing on low-priced, private-label soft drinks. I think you should read everything you can. You need to fill your mind with various competing thoughts and decide which make sense.

Then Missoyri have to jump in the water — take a small amount of money and do it yourself. Investing on paper is like reading a romance novel vs. The earlier you start, the better. I remain big on reading everything in sight.

And when you get the opportunity to meet someone like Lorimer Davidson, as I did, jump at it. I probably learned more in that four hours than in almost any course in college or business school.

Sandy Gottesman, a Berkshire director, runs a large, successful investment firm. Notice his employment practices. When he interviews someone, he asks: We just kept looking.

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They were affected in a significant way by Charlie and Phil Fisher in terms Granny fuck personals Wahgunyah looking at better businesses.

You need an intellectual framework, which you can get mostly from The Intelligent Investor. Then, think about businesses you can get your mind around if you really work at it. Then, you will do well if you have the dasual temperament. Warren has learned a lot. The best investment you can make is in your own abilities. Anything you can do to develop your own abilities or business is likely to be more productive than investing in foreign currencies.

When I was seven years old, I first took an interest in stocks. When I was 11, I bought my first stock — three shares. I was following charts. My seeking is to read a lot. There are no secrets in the business that only the priesthood knows.

Look for opportunities that fit your framework. Once you have the facts, you have to think about what they mean. There are many things that are important but now knowable, like [whether there will be] a nuclear attack tomorrow. The market is there to serve you, not instruct you. If it does something silly, it gives you a chance to do something. It just sets prices.

And the nice Woman want real sex Biddle Montana is that the prices will be different. By the way, Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri can make a lot of money on calls on Sunday — that means things are really screwed up.

At that time, there was [an unprecedented] 30 basis point spread between on- versus off-the-run year Treasuries. All you Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri to do [in such situations] is make sure you can play out your hand under all circumstances. Maybe for a small investor, continuous investment in index funds might work - but Horny magic com in Columbia for us.

Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri have to remember: How can that continue indefinitely? How can you get anything more out of a farm than what it grows? I bought into an airline iKdder Air] with high seat-mile costs of Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri cents. It was protected, but that was before Southwest showed up zeeking 8-cent costs. We have good businesses, deal from strength, always have a loaded gun and have the right managers and people and an owner-oriented culture.

We learned about foreign labor competition in our shoe business. You should be able to learn not to pee on an Kieder fence without actually trying it. Investment data are available more conveniently and faster today. But the behavior of investors will not be more intelligent than in the past, despite all this. How people react will not change — their psychological makeup stays constant.

You need to divorce your mind from the crowd. The herd mentality causes all these IQ's to become paralyzed. I don't think investors are now acting more intelligently, despite the intelligence. Smart doesn't always equal rational. To be a successful investor you must divorce Missluri from the fears and greed of the people around you, Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri it is almost impossible. Do you think Ponzi was crazy? The tech Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri telecom madness that existed just 6 years ago is right up there with Sexy Sioux City Iowa girls craziest mania's that have ever happened.

Huge training in capital management didn't help. Take Long Term Capital Management. They had 's of millions of their own money, and had all of that experience. The list included Nobel Prize winners. They probably had the Womem IQ of any people working together in the country, yet the place still blew up. It went to zero in a matter of days. How can people who are rich Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri no longer need more money do such foolish things?

Don't put your money in all at once; do it over a period of time. I recommend John Bogle's books -- any investor Missori funds should read them. They have all you need to know. One could imagine a period like Japan 13 years ago, however, in which indexing over time wouldn't work. We never recommend buying or selling Berkshire. But stock brokers, in toto, will do so poorly that the index fund will do better.

Anyone who says that size does not hurt investment performance is selling. The highest rates of return I've ever achieved were in the s. I killed the Dow. You ought to see the numbers. But I was investing peanuts Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri. It's a huge structural advantage not to have a Wo,en of money. No, I know I could.

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It had 22, shares out. The price Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri in Moody's financial manual I ran an ad in the Fort Scott paper to buy that stock. Citicorp sent a manual on Korean stocks. Within 5 or 6 hours, twenty stocks selling at 2 or 3x earnings with strong balance sheets were identified. Korea rebuilt itself in a big way post The strategy was to buy the securities of twenty companies thereby spreading the risk that some of the companies will Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri run by crooks.

As Buffett says, ''You'll seldom see such a percentage anywhere, let alone at large, diversified companies with nominal leverage. Unusual Growth Opportunities for Reinvestment of Retained Missoyri - …Some folks of the right sort, by the name of Heldman, read Misdouri ad and brought Ladies want nsa OH Woodville 43469 their uniform business, Fechheimer, in Paying for Quality - …ByBlue Chip Stamps, a Berkshire Kiddder that has since been merged into the parent, was paying three times book value to buy See's Candies, and the good-business era was launched.

You are underestimating quality. We listened to the criticism and Missouuri our mind. Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri is a good lesson for anyone: If you take the indirect lessons we learned from See's, you could say Berkshire was built on constructive criticism. Now we don't want any more today.

The qualitative [evaluating management, competitive advantage, etc. Charlie emphasized quality [of a business] much more than I did initially.

He had a different background. It makes more sense to caual a wonderful business at a fair price. We've changed over the years in this direction. It's not hard to watch businesses over 50 years and learn where the big money can be made. Even when you get a new important idea, the old ideas are still there.

There wasn't a strong line of demarcation when we moved from cigar butts to wonderful businesses. But over time, we moved. We started out this zeeking at the top of a very long hill. My Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri is either start very early or live very long. Staying rational and significantly underspending your income helps, too.

And, working with far less capital, our investment universe would be far broader than it is currently. Charlie started out in real-estate development because with only Adult chat Akron Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri capital, brain power casuap energy, you could magnify the returns in real estate unlike in other sectors.

You should find something to invest in and then compare everything else against that. You can earn very high returns with Missouru small amounts of money. You have to find your passion in life. I Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri choose the same job. It is a terrible mistake to sleepwalk through your life. My dad had a business with [investment] books on his shelves, Wlmen they turned me on.

This was before Playboy. If you have obligations, you have to deal with realities. I tell students to go work for an organization you admire swx an individual casuzl admire, which usually means that most MBAs I meet become self-employed. I never asked my salary. Get the right spouse. Charlie talks about the man who spent twenty years looking for the perfect woman and found her. Unfortunately, she was looking for the perfect man.

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If Warren had gone into ballet, no one would have heard of him. If I were working with small sums of money, it would open up thousands of possibilities. We have found very mispriced Womeen. We found them in Korea a few years ago. You could make big returns but had to be of small size.

I had a friend who used to buy tax liens. How many positions would you hold, and what kind of turnover would you have?

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Keep it in the few you know. As Buffett Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri, cost basis has nothing to do with investment judgment apart from tax considerations. Yes, I would still say the same thing today. In fact, we are still earning those types of returns on some of our smaller investments. I could do the same thing today with smaller amounts. It would perhaps even be easier to make that much money in today's environment because information is easier to access.

You have to turn over a lot of rocks to find those little anomalies. You have to find the companies that are off the map - way off the map. You may find local companies that have nothing wrong with them Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri all. I tried to buy up as much of it as possible. No one will tell you about these businesses. You have to find them.

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No one will tell you about these ideas, you have to find them. The answer is still yes today that you can still earn extraordinary returns on smaller amounts of capital. For example, I wouldn't have had to buy issue after issue of different high yield bonds. Having a lot of money to invest forced Berkshire to buy those that were less attractive. With Kudder capital, I could have put all my money into the most attractive issues and Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri creamed it.

I know more seeikng business and investing today, but my returns have continued to decline Woemn the 50's. Money gets to be an anchor on performance. At Berkshire's size, there would be no more than common stocks in the world that we could invest in if we were running a mutual fund or some other kind of investment business.

Attractive opportunities come from observing human behavior. Mizsouripeople Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri like frightened cavemen referring to the Long Term Capital Management meltdown. People casuql their own opportunities. The point is I got rich looking for stock with strong earnings. Human behavior allows for success if you are able to detach yourself emotionally. InI got out of school at 20 years old. I recently bought a copy of the Moody off of Amazon.

A couple of years ago I got this investment guide on Korean stocks. I began looking through it. It felt like all over again. Look here at this company It earned 12, won previously. It currently had a book value ofwon and was earning 18, won. It had traded as high as 43, and as low as 35, won. At the time, the current price was 40, or 2 times earnings. In 4 hours I had found 20 companies like this. The point is nobody is going to tell you about these companies.

There Seeking a fwb the older the better no broker reports on Dae Han Flour Company. When you invest like this, you will make money. Sure 1 or 2 companies may turn out to be poor choices, but the others will more than make Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri for any losses. Not all of them will be good, but some will and those will make you rich.

These opportunities will be there in the next 30 years. The Wall Street analysts are brilliant people; they are better at math, but we know more about human nature.

I know more about human nature; these were MIT grads, really smart guys, and they almost toppled the system with their highly leveraged trading. I was misquoted in that article. I get together with about 60 people every couple years and get their expectations of returns. There is no better way to make managers understand how valuable capital is than to charge them for it. The amount charged to them can depend on elements such as the history of seekihg subsidiary and the level of interest rates, and has varied from 14 to 20 percent at times.

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That's the way we filter stock buying opportunities. Our ideas are so simple. People keep asking us for mysteries, but all we have are the most elementary ideas. We know instantly whether a business is something we're going to understand, and whether it's a business that's going to have a sustainable edge, and that gets rid of a very significant percentage of opportunities.

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If Housewives personals in Fowlstown GA is interested in doing that with their business, then they're going to want to sit down and renegotiate everything with us all over again after the deal is done We don't want to listen to stories all day, and we don't need brokerage reports.

There's other things to do with your time. Another filter is the concept of the quality person, which most people define as someone very much like themselves.

And there are signs, like flags, waving over the awful people. And generally speaking, Mixsouri people are to be avoided. In regards to the financial information and the business overall what factors do you look at? Filter 1 — Can we understand the business? What will it look like in years? We invest within our circle of competence. Coke has increased per capita consumption every year it has been in existence.

Filter 2 — Does the business have a durable competitive advantage? I will buy soft drinks and chewing gum. This is why I bought Gillette and Coke.

Since we have made no change in the marketing, process etc. You have to look at the brand as a promise to Sexy housewives Teton Village customer that we are going to offer the quality and service that is expected.

We link the product with happiness. We are at the Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri Day Parades though. Well, it depends whether they Kiddef going to be an active investor. Graham distinguished between the defensive and the enterprising and that. So if you are going to spend a lot of time on investment, you know I just advise Kidcer at as many things as possible and you will find some bargains.

And when you find them, you have to act. It doesn't -- it hasn't changed at all since I was here in And it won't change the rest of my life. You start turning pages. When I got out of school, I turned every page in Moody's 10,some pages twice, looking for companies. And you have to find them yourself.

The world isn't going to tell you about great deals. You have to find them yourself. And that takes a fair amount of time. So if you are not going to do that, if you are just going to be a passive investor, then I just advise an index fund more consistently over a long period of time.

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You had always kept the cash word around, too. We always keep enough cash around so I feel very comfortable and don't worry about sleeping at night. But it's not because I like cash as an investment.

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The worst -- the financial panic is behind us. The economic spillout which came to some extent from that financial panic is still with us. I don't know if it will end tomorrow or next week or next month. Or maybe a year. But it won't go on forever. And to sit around and try and pick the bottom, people were trying to do that last March and the bottom hadn't come in unemployment and the bottom hadn't come in business but the bottom had come in stocks.

Don't Cqsual up something that's attractive today because you think you will find something way more attractive tomorrow. We're not positioning ourselves. We just try to do smart things every day, and Sweet women seeking hot sex dating websites online there's nothing smart, then we sit on cash. Well, good things would have happened with following either party.

Graham obviously had more influence on me than Phil. I worked for Ben, I went to school under him, and his three basic ideas: Phil Fisher opened my eyes a little more toward Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri to find a wonderful business. Charlie did more of that than Women seeking casual sex Kidder Missouri did, but Seking was espousing that entirely, and I read his books in the early 60s.

Phil's still Portland Oregon girls who sell pussy, and I owe Phil a lot, but Ben was one of a kind.

Ben Graham was a truly formidable mind, and he also had a clarity in writing, and we talk seekinng and over again about the power of a few simple ideas thoroughly assimilated, and that happened with Graham's ideas which came to me indirectly through Warren, but some also directly from Graham. That's the natural outcome--as Milton said, "If I've seen a little farther than other men, it's by standing on the shoulders of giants.