CNBC: You’re very optimistic about the future not only of this country but also of the stock market. If you have a list of worries, what’s at the top of that list? Buffett: Nuclear, chemical, and biological attacks. Whether by government or some rogue group. That will happen some day in our future and it will be anything from a large tragedy to an unbelievable tragedy. [Video]

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  1. Posted by guest | February 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Kind of surprised they didn't actually ask that..

  2. Posted by Dick Fuld | February 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    He has officially lost it.

  3. Posted by pazzo83 | February 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Buffett: I really think this country is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.

    CNBC: What do you mean, 'biblical'?

    Buffett: What I mean is Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

  4. Posted by Gest | February 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Will you blow me where the pampers is?

  5. Posted by derp | February 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Lenny Bruce is not afraid

  6. Posted by Underwhelmed | February 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Buffett: Nuclear, chemical, and biological attacks. Whether by government or some rogue group. That will happen some day in our future and it will be anything from a large tragedy to an unbelievable tragedy.

    Other than that, I have no concerns.

  7. Posted by Obviously | February 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Duh, he thinks Obama will be reelected

  8. Posted by Guest | February 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    I made an unbelievable tragedy out of the FBN men's room.

    -"Dirty Bomb" Gasparino

  9. Posted by Modigliani-Miller | February 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    He seems pretty relaxed despite all these worries and tragedies..

  10. Posted by PermaGuestII | February 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Well, I guess that would explain why he lives in Nebraska.

  11. Posted by Whoops | February 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    In such a situation, we'd immediately go long reinsurance.

    -W. Tilson

  12. Posted by Guest | February 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Nah. With a bit of Gartman-esque prescience, you would've gone long reinsurance the day before the disaster.

  13. Posted by guest | February 27, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    CNBC: So what you're really saying is after such an attack, you're bullish on America and things can only go up from there?

    BUFFETT: Yes, yes I am.

  14. Posted by Guest | February 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    I appreciate you

  15. Posted by Dr. Cocktosin | February 27, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Nuclear, chemical, and biological attacks = Dairy Queen powered ballistic incontinence

  16. Posted by Wall St. Dude | February 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    If I'm wrong, nothing happens! We go to jail – peacefully, quietly. We'll enjoy it! But if I'm right, and we can*stop this thing… Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.

  17. Posted by theShizznitt | February 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    More so than nuclear or chemical armageddon, I am more worried that Buffet won't be able to keep his sagging nutsack pressed flat against his shin and they slip out from beneath his pants cuffs.

  18. Posted by trojan_ | February 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    And there were flames, and I heard a voice say "Zuul"!

  19. Posted by guest | February 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Nah, the real risk is that once our sun exhausts the supply of hydrogen in its core and switches to thermonuclear fusion it will morph into a red giant, thereby becoming sufficiently large enough to engulf the current orbit of Earth.

    Buy Gold.

  20. Posted by flame on | February 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    His actuarial table is about 8 right now, what would you be doing ?

  21. Posted by S. Holmes | February 27, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that he's not actually trying to warn us about this particular threat. Just a hunch though.

  22. Posted by Trader With No Soul | February 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    I'm only concerned how those things could affect my positions.

  23. Posted by Bill O'Reilly | February 27, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    If heat rises why is outer space so cold?

    Can't explain that.

  24. Posted by PermaGuestII | February 27, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    It revolves around the Earth.

    -ex-BSC compliance manager

  25. Posted by Mr. Spacely | February 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    As for the comet hitting the earth, consider this limerick:

    From the public, his discovery brought cheers.
    From his wife, it drew nothing but tears.
    "For you see," said Ms. Halley,
    "He used to come daily;
    Now he comes once every 70 years!"

  26. Posted by CFAs + OWS + Timmy G | February 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    If WEB thinks everyone should pay higher taxes [at least the rich] why won't Berkshire just pay the $37bn in tax liability they admit they owe? They paid $3.4B instead.

    Pay up Warren, you greedy dilly-pop snarfing cheapskate….

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