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Originally posted by hellobruce
Originally posted by manisobsolete
Sorry to break it to you mate, but The RBA isn't state owned.... if you looked at all you would have probably found that the first line of the Wiki entry is as follows:
The Reserve Bank of Australia, a privately owned bank, came into being on 14 January 1960 as Australia's central bank and banknote issuing authority, when the Reserve Bank Act 1959 removed the central banking functions from the Commonwealth Bank.
Check again, it is state owned
Reserve Bank of Australia provides various banking services to the Australian Government, a range of government instrumentalities, and overseas official institutions and central banks. The company manages Australia's foreign reserves, issues Australian currency notes, and serves as banker to the Australian Government.
Reserve Bank of Australia: Private Company Information
Nine of the original American colonies were colonial corporations whose charters granted them broad governmental powers subject to retention of "English liberties" by the residents therein and the king's right to collect customs on merchant shipping. "...one Body corporate and politique in Fact and Name, by the Name of the Governor and Company of the Mattachusetts Bay..." was typical language in these charters.
Citizen" is shorthand for the denizen of a city: a member of a municipal corporation. Members of a king's realm in contrast are called "subjects." "Governors" were groups in charge of corporations (usually corresponding to what in modern U.S. commercial corporations are called "directors," but sometimes, as in many American colonies, singular), while "presidents" were chief corporate executives who presided over meetings of the governors.
Originally posted by ErgoTheConclusion
Thank you for the thread OP.
Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
It's absolutely sickening.
My question is this.... HOW DO WE FIX IT????
How do you get to them? How do you stop them?
This is going to sound very very unpleasant but it's the truth.
We are "their" fuel. Our work, our energy, our attention, our genius... is "their" fuel.
We all "just want to get on" so we take whatever amount of room we can find to provide whatever amount of meaningful work or attention or energy we can wherever we can because that is the true nature of most people.
You can't get to "them". You can't stop "them".
The only thing you can do is stop providing "their" social engines/machines the fuel needed to operate.
So the better question is how do we stop ourselves from fueling "them" while still pursuing a life worth living within "their" machine? IS that possible? What if the real honest truth was the only thing that would stop "them" is everyone giving up on fueling "their" machine?
Even if "you" killed "them"... the void will be filled by another so long as we're willing to continue providing the fuel necessary for "their" machine.edit on 5-2-2013 by ErgoTheConclusion because: (no reason given)
Corporations go back to the roman era of global dominance.