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Not so much a Blogging strike as a second guessing….

As my niggling concerns about the true utility of blogging grows, despite almost eight years of dutiful service, I’ve been negligent of late. The pros and cons of the entire exercise are becoming more stark as the years go by, and I’ve frankly not quite been able to chin up to yet another post with

 
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Fairfax has been swamped by E-L Financial’s quiet, steady, winning gains

There’s nothing like a good headline to draw your attention. Apparently, technology stocks such as Twitter (TWTR:Q) and Facebook (FB:Q) are highly valued, while Blackberry (BB:TSX) is “a good value investment and the firm’s performance will improve over time.” This analysis is offered by Fairfax CEO Prem Watsa, who is long Blackberry and bought hedges

 
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Torstar’s ongoing value trap part 2

I don’t want to sound sensitive, but a couple of the comments on Seeking Alpha regarding my earlier Torstar post (see prior post “Torstar’s ongoing value trap” Mar 30-14) got me thinking. Perhaps there is hidden value in Torstar’s assets, and that I’ve totally missed just how cheap the shares really are. If you don’t

 
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When newspapers reprint newspapers reprinting other newspapers

Am I reading the UK Telegraph or Canada’s Globe and Mail? A Globe journo wrote a piece earlier this week about our man Biebs on his South American tour, and while he gave a clear acknowledgement that The Telegraph reported on the event, the Globe article goes on to reprint, in some cases word for

 
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CPP Investment Board FAQ answer mirrors that of New Plymouth, New Zealand Investment Manager report

Does anyone else care about this stuff? Given all of the excitement around the world these days about the importance of avoiding even the appearance of plagiarism (see representative prior posts “Why is “cut and paste” ever allowed in the newsroom?” Oct. 22-12, “Plagiarism. Imitation. Sloppiness. Sadly, nothing new.” Sept. 25-12, and “Hunger Strike –

 
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