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Who Runs the World ? – Network Analysis Reveals ‘Super Entity’ of Global Corporate Control

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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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Excellent read and I ponder to think what such technology could do if we applied such technology to investigating corruption and crimes of importance where perhaps billions and trillions of tax payer dollars are being stolen or squandered on the elite and their secret bunkers.

Thanks Max, I wonder if the crimes would be processed as do most other 'white collar' crimes, and be suppressed, minimized or manipulated with money and lawyers. Hell they own the press!



Imagine such technology being used to ensure the public always received accurate data on global warming, science, astronomy, ancient history, the Pyramids, true investigation of matters like 911 and we could even keep our financial system, judicial system, in check with identifying anyone with knowledge of corruption and or political influence.

I'd love to see such, but something tells me tptb would keep this tech from fruition because it would be a genuine threat, as truth so often is. I still have hope though that technology may be our last salvation.
Thanks again for the comment, and I always enjoy your work and posts.

Peace
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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lol

Or maybe I'm part of it and have no reason to change, but rather, would seek to change the system from within.


I'm perfectly content with my life. I have everything in the right place. Apathetic perhaps. I hear the cry of my fellow man and would like to utilize the fact that my life is fine to help others get there too.

Not all the so-called super rich are insane. In fact most just don't know or don't care.

I told you, there are people behind them that are even more powerful. Such people have liberated their need of money and know what their minds hold are more important.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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It is the logical outcome of the system we have now.

The system is breaking down because of its internal contradictions. It happened to communism in the 1980s and now its happening to capitalism as we know it (I guess you could call it "global hypecapitalism" or something similar). What we have now is not the last word on things, as we will all discover in the cming years.


The "fall" of Soviet communism is more complicated.

The actual reason was to consolidate the central banks.

The Soviet "system" had completed their assignments to exploit the resources until consolidation was profitable via the fiat and inflated currencies worldwide.

TPTB and banking were the ones who set up the Soviet Union in the first place.


Central banks have existed since the Swedish
Riksbank began operation in 1668. The
Federal Reserve, which was created in 1913,
is thus a relative newcomer in the history of central
banking: At the time of its creation, however, only 20
other central banks existed. The number of central
banks rose rapidly in the post-World War II period
primarily as a result of decolonization. [color=limegreen]This number
expanded again in the early 1990s as the collapse of
the Soviet Union led to the establishment of central
banks by the former Soviet republics. By 1997
there
were 172 central banks.
1 In 1998 the coterie of
central banks expanded by one, when the European
early history, when the primary function of a central
bank was to act as the government’s banker.


A Look Inside Two Central Banks:
The European Central Bank and the
Federal Reserve



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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There was a recent study that found no connection between wealth and intelligence.

As a business owner I can tell you there is a connection between wealth and "compromised morals".

That's really all you need to know about rich people.

There is only so much money out there, and to get more you have to take it from someone else.


This huge disparity in wealth is what will end up crashing the system, it's way too top heavy as it is, and at the rate it growing it won't be klong before it collapses entirely.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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There was a recent study that found no connection between wealth and intelligence.




and as the old saying goes:

The "genius" traits always skip a generation.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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I agree with most of what you say but


There is only so much money out there, and to get more you have to take it from someone else.

made me think about 1) printing money at a whim and 2) ownership, as in real estate, corporations and various organizations. So it's not just about money, it is control and power too perhaps, but yes often 'from others'



This huge disparity in wealth is what will end up crashing the system, it's way too top heavy as it is, and at the rate it growing it won't be klong before it collapses entirely.

Agreed, and I wonder after such a collapse, who will be holding what? I think it won't be about money but more about assets as in land, food, defense and technology that will still keep separation from those that have and those that don't, maybe.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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OCCUPY WALL STREET!
SEMPTEMBER 17TH!!!






www.adbusters.org...




The time has come to deploy this emerging stratagem against the greatest corrupter of our democracy: Wall Street, the financial Gomorrah of America.

On September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices.

Tahrir succeeded in large part because the people of Egypt made a straightforward ultimatum – that Mubarak must go – over and over again until they won. Following this model, what is our equally uncomplicated demand?

The most exciting candidate that we've heard so far is one that gets at the core of why the American political establishment is currently unworthy of being called a democracy: we demand that Barack Obama ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington. It's time for DEMOCRACY NOT CORPORATOCRACY, we're doomed without it.


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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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This is an important thread - kudos to all the contributors here!

Bump.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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well, one thing some individuals must understand is that; NO ONE RULES THE WORLD. The reson i say so is because... say the workers of this world are 'drones' we would be the drones. the ones in the millitary would be the soldiers. if you wish to believe this, the spiritual ones would be the Guardians. Then you have the hirearks. the government would be the 'queen' of the hive (earth) so my point being. the world is not run by the queen but the drones make it so that the queen can have the knowledge and controll over her nest. the government doesnt want a thing called 'run' but controll. that is what they want. its easier and much more logical to look at the earth as an ant mount and look at how the structure is formed on this planet.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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Not a bad analogy Paladin, but I(nature boy) would consider the Earth the queen, and what we do to her is unjust and selfishly destructive. However, taking your notion of gov being the queen is okay with me, except that she is not a single entity, but rather a mass of individuals who do not work/organize for the better good...exclusively. This is the dynamic of humanness I reckon. Now if the gov was 100% altruistic and transparent, I could agree totally. Also, the 'queen's' sole duty is to propagate, more than look after. We look after her, and she has rotting parts due to greed and a dominant, rather than shared nature. We are too far from a hive mentality because of independence, for better and/or worse, but that is another subject all together, oneness vs individuality.
"NO ONE RULES THE WORLD," but the ones that make the decisions, own the land and resources and yield superior defense abilities, by definition kind of 'rule' no? (Not that I think this is okay)

Thanks for the comment,
spec

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posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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This is very telling about the corporate ownership on the planet. Thanks for posting this. I will be spending quite a bit of time researching and digesting this information.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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thank you to your reply. i myself am new to the process of posting and replying on this site
anyway. i myself am a druid and mother is the centre of our universe. i must add to my recent post. i was refering everything to humans
so i apologise if you got the wrong impression or if i offended in anyway. ^_^ but ofc people have more technological advancements over one country to another... yet. they do not rule other contries. my point being, the more advanced states like USA, Russia or even China dont rule other countries but they like to utilise their CONTROLL and dominant force over other countries. (by dominant force it doesnt always have to be down to arms but speach) because the saying 'the pen is mightier than the sword' is a very correct saying



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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No offense whatsoever Paladin, and I understand where you are coming from. My statement is not how I wish things to be, but rather how I currently see them. We seem to be doing everything backwards, and the pen you mention can certainly be heavier than the sword, but still, who is doing the writing and who is reading it? I'm just a little disenchanted with things at the moment, but I still have hope for humanity and embody optimism, although at times I have to pretend just a little.
Thank you for the replies.


spec



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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I think more and more people are waking up to the fact that corporations have mainly succeeded in undermining representative government, and eliminating or greatly hampering governments ability to protect the rights of man. My personal opinion is that the con of the free market and the whole political correctness and creation of special privilege groups and legalized bigotry is what has allowed to make this happen.

At this point in time, centralized corporate power possibly have more power than any government, including the U.S..

What a surprise that so many of these giant corporate hives are insurance companies? Personally, I think insurance is private sector income tax. It has to be the most blatant form of corporate parasitic behavior.

My big question is,

How do we end big corporations as we know them?



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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How do we end big corporations as we know them?

Quit buying their products! Now I don't want to end all corporations and business, but I want to see less greed and outsourcing, and return to goals as viability instead of maximum profit, which these days so often trumps any human factors as health, slave labor, environment etc...
And the corporate personhood just sounds crazy to me. Saying this I do appreciate a balance in things, we need less regulations, but more accountability, we need less greed and more oversight and guidelines. It is not an 'either or' situation, things just need to be balanced, imo.

Thanks for the comment,
spec



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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Good find star and flag for yousss. Not in that order though.

Though you need more than 51% to rule the world, you need 100%. Other than that got nothing much else to add.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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I apologize. I had to




posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Being that corporations control the money supply right now,that is practically impossible. The finance industry takes something like 40% out of our economy.

Essentially, we are trapped in a rat maze at this point in time.

Less regulations? Seriously, they have been claiming that for over thirty years now, and every time they reduce regulations, it always results in massive, wide scale fraud. How can anyone continue to cling to that old con?

Notice how many insurance companies are on that list. Insurance, IMO, is nothing but private sector tax. Debt drives up the price of everything. It is really sad when GM was making more money loaning people the money to buy their cars, than they were making from the cars. Then, on top of that, they make people buy full coverage insurance, which takes an even bigger bite out of their wallets. They charge high interest, because the loans are supposedly risky, and then insurance to protect their investment on top of all that.

Of course the banks and insurance companies have no problem regulating the lives of everyone. They base your insurance rates on multiple factors of your life, while the banks play ruthless games with your credit rating. How many commercials do you see on insurance and credit rating?

We live in suburban sprawls because they force us to drive more, keep us busy caught in the rat maze, spending everything we make just to keep up.

Most of our income goes to interest rates, and it is hard to say whether or not we pay more money to insurance than we pay on taxes. Most of our taxes money goes to support our global military presence, which serves the needs of the giant ICs, interest on the federal debt, and then medical subsidies for illegal immigrants, because the fed refuse to enforce the laws, so that the corporations have an eager and desperate slave labor work force. Then the next biggest chunk goes to the oil companies, and the oil industry is the most government subsidized industry. Not only in the gas that we put into our cars, but to all the products that are shipped half way around the planet, all the fertilizers that go into our food, plastics, on and on and on. You might want to consider that the people who own the oil companies are all primarily the people who own the banks and the insurance companies.

And they got people buying into the whole con of the free market, foolishly supporting a system that is enslaving them.

The one saving grace, the planet is running out of light sweet crude, which means the party is almost over for the oil barons.

Thanks for starting the thread. Great article.


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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Most of our income goes to interest rates, and it is hard to say whether or not we pay more money to insurance than we pay on taxes. Most of our taxes money goes to support our global military presence, which serves the needs of the giant ICs, interest on the federal debt, and then medical subsidies for illegal immigrants, because the fed refuse to enforce the laws, so that the corporations have an eager and desperate slave labor work force. Then the next biggest chunk goes to the oil companies, and the oil industry is the most government subsidized industry. Not only in the gas that we put into our cars, but to all the products that are shipped half way around the planet, all the fertilizers that go into our food, plastics, on and on and on. You might want to consider that the people who own the oil companies are all primarily the people who own the banks and the insurance companies.




Very nice little summary.

S&



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Thanks, I am hoping to join the protests here in San Fran soon.

Spread the word.

Your credit rating is your slave score.



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