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Hi Folks,

 

We cannot take any more attendees for the dinner this year, as the room we booked has a maximum capacity of 75 people...double our attendance last year!  Anyone who received the confirmation email on the weekend, or this morning as well, you are good to go for the dinner.  Next year we will book the room next door as well!

 

When you come into the restaurant, let them know you are attending the "Fairfax Financial Shareholder's Dinner".  The room is at the back of the restaurant on the left hand side.  You'll see a large banner near the front of the room with "Corner Market Capital" on it.  Please pay the $5 admission when you pick up your nametag.  It looks like we'll be able to raise a nice sum of funds for the "Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada".  Thanks very much for everyone's support!  Look forward to seeing you all.  Cheers!

 

 

Fairfax Financial Shareholder's Dinner

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

 

Joe Badali's Restaurant

156 Front Street West

Toronto, Ontario

 

Drinks:  6:30pm

Dinner:  7:00pm

Q & A:  8:00pm-9:30pm

 

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Sanjeev,

 

Could not make the dinner or the annual meeting this year...but I am in for a contribution. I will match all door proceeds and other contributions (including Corner Market Capital) up to $1000. Let me know the total on the board Friday and I will send a cheque to your office.

I would hit up Prem...he owes you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dazel.

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Sanjeev,

 

Could not make the dinner or the annual meeting this year...but I am in for a contribution. I will match all door proceeds and other contributions (including Corner Market Capital) up to $1000. Let me know the total on the board Friday and I will send a cheque to your office.

I would hit up Prem...he owes you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dazel.

 

Thanks for getting the ball rolling Dazel.  Great idea, I will match as well up to $1000.

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It looks like we'll be able to raise a nice sum of funds for the "Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada".  Thanks very much for everyone's support!

 

It's somewhat of a coincidence that I'm hearing more about Crohn's lately (after hardly knowing anything about it).  Yesterday my neighbor was telling me that people are getting treatment by exposing themselves to hookworms, of all things.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy

 

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It looks like we'll be able to raise a nice sum of funds for the "Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada".  Thanks very much for everyone's support!

 

It's somewhat of a coincidence that I'm hearing more about Crohn's lately (after hardly knowing anything about it).  Yesterday my neighbor was telling me that people are getting treatment by exposing themselves to hookworms, of all things.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy

 

 

There was an interesting first person account of using hookworm to treat severe asthma that was posted several years ago on Kuro5hin.org.  http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2006/4/30/91945/8971 

It was a more controversial topic when this guy originally did it.  It is pretty fascinating account to read.

 

Apparently this approach works on many autoimmune diseases by giving your immune system something else to attack (instead of your immune system attacking its own body)

 

 

 

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It looks like we'll be able to raise a nice sum of funds for the "Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada".  Thanks very much for everyone's support!

 

It's somewhat of a coincidence that I'm hearing more about Crohn's lately (after hardly knowing anything about it).  Yesterday my neighbor was telling me that people are getting treatment by exposing themselves to hookworms, of all things.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy

 

 

There was an interesting first person account of using hookworm to treat severe asthma that was posted several years ago on Kuro5hin.org.  http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2006/4/30/91945/8971   

It was a more controversial topic when this guy originally did it.  It is pretty fascinating account to read.

 

Apparently this approach works on many autoimmune diseases by giving your immune system something else to attack (instead of your immune system attacking its own body)

 

 

Weird!  I was just listening to a This American Life episode today called Enemy Camp 2010, where one of the stories involved a dude who cured his severe allergies by giving himself hookworm.

 

The guy now sells hookworm that he collects from his own feces as a cure for allergies and other autoimmune ailments.  He says he's astonished that more people aren't lining up to buy hookworm from him for things like Crohn's.

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/404/enemy-camp-2010

 

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It looks like we'll be able to raise a nice sum of funds for the "Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada".  Thanks very much for everyone's support!

 

It's somewhat of a coincidence that I'm hearing more about Crohn's lately (after hardly knowing anything about it).  Yesterday my neighbor was telling me that people are getting treatment by exposing themselves to hookworms, of all things.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

A more proven and likely safer related therapy for Crohns disease is drinking a suspension of pig whipworm eggs.  These eggs pass through the digestive tract without releasing larvae and if that should occur the infection will be cleared because humans are not a suitable host for this parasite.  The eggs can be purchased from a reputable pharmaceutical house in Germany with a letter from a doctor.

 

For more info, order a copy of: The Complete Book of Digestive Health from fca.com

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Fairfax Financial Shareholder's Dinner

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Joe Badali's Restaurant

 

Looks like I am the first to post post-meeting. This being my first FFH meeting, all I can say is "F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C". The dinner meeting was great and so was the ASM. I stayed glued to my seat, thru filled bladder and all!

 

My minimum contribution would be to type up the notes I took from both meetings and make it available. Need a few days to do this.

 

I'm sure Sanjeev has more to add and dont want to steal his thunder! 

 

It surely feels great to be a shareholder of FFH.

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It looks like we'll be able to raise a nice sum of funds for the "Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada".  Thanks very much for everyone's support!

 

It's somewhat of a coincidence that I'm hearing more about Crohn's lately (after hardly knowing anything about it).  Yesterday my neighbor was telling me that people are getting treatment by exposing themselves to hookworms, of all things.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy

 

 

There was an interesting first person account of using hookworm to treat severe asthma that was posted several years ago on Kuro5hin.org.  http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2006/4/30/91945/8971   

It was a more controversial topic when this guy originally did it.  It is pretty fascinating account to read.

 

Apparently this approach works on many autoimmune diseases by giving your immune system something else to attack (instead of your immune system attacking its own body)

 

 

Weird!  I was just listening to a This American Life episode today called Enemy Camp 2010, where one of the stories involved a dude who cured his severe allergies by giving himself hookworm.

 

The guy now sells hookworm that he collects from his own feces as a cure for allergies and other autoimmune ailments.  He says he's astonished that more people aren't lining up to buy hookworm from him for things like Crohn's.

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/404/enemy-camp-2010

 

 

Regarding hookworms -- I just realized something today.

 

On my mother's side (Scottish), my two uncles are both diagnosed with hemochromatosis -- too much iron in their blood.  They have to go in on a regular basis to have blood drawn.

 

Oh, and one of their children (my cousin Sarah) was recently diagnosed with MS.  MS is an auto-immune disorder.

 

Is it any coincidence -- do you see the genetic dependency here for hookworms?

 

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