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Natural Market-Place or Corporate Conspiracy?

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 04:49 PM
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Below is a list of prices on staple items. Who here believes that the economy has been going through natural fluxuations or that there is basically wide ranging corporate colution? What if Bush was rig-elected by Big Business simply to "look the other way"? Wouldn't we all feel stupid if the next president came to office and prosecuted CEO's etc, for ripping us off!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT….no pun intended.



Here I am bored. So I thought, why not figure out just how whacky things have been lately. All of this information comes from .gov sources, or reliable trade sources.



Exxon Mobil profits 2001=11.4 billion

Exxon Mobil profits 2007=40.6 billion



A 356% INCREASE IN PROFITS



(Consumer spending power when calculating inflation)

1st Qt. 2001 vs. 4th Qt. 2007

-28.6%



1 Gallon of Whole Milk

Since 2001

27% price gain



1 Gallon of Gas

Since Jan. 2001

235%



1 Dozen Medium Eggs

Since Jan 2005

357%



1 lb of Rice

Since Jan 2001

257%



1 lb of high grade hops

Since August 2007

As high as 1000%



1 bushel Corn

Since Jan 2001

232%



1 bushel Soybeans

Since Jan 2001

231%



Profits surge to 40-year high

When will corporations spend some of their hoard?

March 30, 2006 (a little dated, but you get the idea)



WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. corporate profits have increased 21.3% in the past year and now account for the largest share of national income in 40 years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Meanwhile, the share of national income going to wage and salary workers has fallen to 56.9%. Except for a brief period in 1997, that's the lowest share for labor income since 1966.

Profits have been so high because almost all of the benefits from productivity improvements are flowing to the owners of capital rather than to the workers.

While profits are up 21.3% in the past year, labor compensation is up just 5.5%. After adjusting for inflation, population growth and taxes, real disposable per capita incomes are up just 0.5% in the past year.




posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 05:01 PM
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What will happen when 3,000 of the richest people in the world literally OWN

- Every factory

- Every farm

- Every building


...On planet earth?




You want to earn a wage? Go to work at the factory. Get paid what they tell you. There's no one else offering anything higher.


Want to buy food? Pay what they ask for. There's no one else offering it for less.


Want a place to sleep? Live where they tell you. There's no one else offering a better place.


Interested in engaging in commerce? Use their money. Of course, they won't just give it to you. You'll have to BORROW IT. With interest. Putting you further into debt. You can't pay it off, because the same people printing the money won't pay you enough to do so when you work in their factories.


This situation has happened in history before. It's called SERFDOM. The people work the land for permission to work the land. The only thing they get in the long run is to run long.


DO you like the idea of that?

Wealth begets wealth. Ever increasing. Eventually, a very few will own it all.

Sound like a good deal to you?






[edit on 8-4-2008 by ianr5741]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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Good deal for the overlords, isn't it?

They need us more than we need them.

Should the masses awaken to this fact, even still, it'll be too late.

They've kept us entertained; manipulated and ignorant.

We'll perish in pain and confusion, lamenting; "What went wrong? We believed in our gods and leaders and they betrayed us."

Eat the rich.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:09 PM
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I just don't buy it (literally as well!)......that this economic crisis isn't by design! It's a power-grap by the wealthy....crash everything so they can buy it all cheap.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:39 PM
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reply to post by murkywater
 


Oh yeah, it's been all planned out.

We're just meat on the table to the PTB.

Check out this thread, and read the document it's based on, it'll open your eyes to how the self-appointed elite view the unclean masses.

"Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars" - A Must Read Article For ATS

Prepare to be enraged...



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