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How Corporations Rule Your Life.

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posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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So it's lunch time, you are damn hungry, you know there's a taco bell round the corner, but those guys are a*seholes! You're not giving them your money... How about a KFC instead? Nope, same company.. Ok... Pizza Hut do a lunch deal? Sorry, same company again...

So why the deception? Why do they not call it, Taco Hut and Chicken Hut, make it known that they're all the same people?? Because they don't want you to know, they want you to think you have a choice, that your money wont go to them if they do you a disservice, but that's not how it is. Slowly companies have started to absorb other companies, they have grown and grown and we will get to a point where there are only a handful of CEO's in the world!

If this doesn't sound too awful to you, I want you to just take a second and think about how much power these people have, they control the planets food, water and other necessities. Also, if you believe these guys aren't friends who 'help each other out' then you need to open your eyes. Who do you think super duper rich CEO's are friends with? Usually other super duper rich CEO's.

Here is a graph so you can grasp a small part of what the ten main corporations own:



Enlargement

Everytime you have heard of a company that has gone bust, or are in administration, but then don't disappear and any news of them in financial troubles seem to disappear. Well these companies have been bought out by a bigger corporation, you will find that many unlikely stores have the same owner, and thus the same CEO.

It is not just pandemic for food and drinks, your media sources are a big and scary one that is run by the few, here is a running diagram of just how you receive your information:


These corporations have BILLIONS of expendable revenue, even after they've lobbied to all our politicians to control our laws...

Capitalism at it's finest.

Enjoy your lunch ATS

Mettā ~




posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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Hits a chord with me. Your opening hit nails it, but as far as I am aware, it's Yum Brands. They own pepsi, taco,chicken,pizzashack.
My mom built a million dollar chicken shed and was properly cast aside in lieu of cheaper less dedicated help. It was merely a franchise, and she was only in charge of one store, but the franchise owner was convinced by way of corporate mysticism that people are inconsequential to the running of a business.

Funny how people can become inspired by a weak sales talk and hollow promises of greed. I'm sure that it's pretty awesome to be better than others. Reminds me of a saying, 'he who dies with the most toys wins', maybe it was a bumper sticker.

I think about this book that I read several years ago, it was about how corporations were the new superpowers. The greatest Super Power was TimeWarner. For the life of me, I can't remember the name of the book, but I think that Ira Levin wrote it. I'm probably wrong though?

Going on the above^^ Walmart is pretty close to having it's own international Visegrip on everything from policy to employment. Odd that they try to shy away from the spotlight even though they are omnipresent. Why worry about kim jung when Hillary already has the launch codes. She's on the rag too.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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Wait until you research insurance companies.

2nd line.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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That's right and a company called pepsico own them too.

The idea of Democracy was that power does not stay in one persons hand for too long, because power corrupts completely, all it takes is time. However, these corporations who have power have no elections, no change of power and they can literally get away with murder.

We worry about dictators overseas, we have plenty of them in the western world, we just can't see them.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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That is the sad reality of the US of Corporations. Because a handful of companies are so big they can buy out, sue, or get legislation passed that destroys their competition.

Politicians should be require to wear NASCAR like logos when they make media appearances, since that is who they represent. I think I might start a White House petition making it a requirement.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:51 AM
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Illusion of choice is the illusion of freedom.

It’s actually quite daunting the direction in which the world is progressing but there is one word to define it all...

Globalisation

Unfortunately, globalisation is inevitable due to the ever increasing intelligence and knowledge of the human mind.

Philosophically, globalisation is needed to ensure the survival of humanity.

A natural Utopia is impossible and can only be dictated.

We can only hope that the ends justify the means.

Sorry to go slightly off topic..



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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jrod
That is the sad reality of the US of Corporations. Because a handful of companies are so big they can buy out, sue, or get legislation passed that destroys their competition.

Politicians should be require to wear NASCAR like logos when they make media appearances, since that is who they represent. I think I might start a White House petition making it a requirement.


Please do! That would wake a lot of people up.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:53 AM
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Not at all, that is perfectly on topic and exactly what I'm getting at.

The worlds power in the hands of the few and I'll tell you now, Obama is not part of that few.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:59 AM
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'However incomplete our knowledge of human ancestry, there [was] scarcely any doubt that the development of brain power, of intelligence, was the decisive force in the evolutionary process which culminated in the appearance of the species to which we belong. Natural selection [they believe] has brought about the evolutionary trends towards increasing brain power because brain power confers enormous adaptive advantages on its possessors. It is obviously brain power, not body power, which makes man, by far, the most successful, biological species which living matter has produced.'

[quote from Theodosius G. Dobzhansky's book, Evolution, Genetics and Man]


Corporations to Globalisation.

This is simply evolution at its finest..



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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jrod

Politicians should be require to wear NASCAR like logos when they make media appearances, since that is who they represent. I think I might start a White House petition making it a requirement.


When that happens, you will find out that you get half off of childbirth when you tag your newborn's forehead with same corporate logo. Residual income even, only if you are a tough negotiator.

Getting owned is so much easier these days.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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dfens

When that happens, you will find out that you get half off of childbirth when you tag your newborn's forehead with same corporate logo. Residual income even, only if you are a tough negotiator.

Getting owned is so much easier these days.





posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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The biggest corporation of all is the United States Corporation.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 12:08 PM
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In the far future everything will be a one brand name. EVERYTHING. Think about THAT.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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So it's lunch time, you are damn hungry, you know there's a taco bell round the corner, but those guys are a*seholes! You're not giving them your money... How about a KFC instead? Nope, same company.. Ok... Pizza Hut do a lunch deal? Sorry, same company again...


And ?

Is there a point ?



Yum! Brands, Inc. or Yum! is a United States-based Fortune 500 corporation. Yum! operates or licenses Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and WingStreet restaurants worldwide. Prior to 2011, Yum! also owned Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's largest fast food restaurant company in terms of system units—more than 39,000 restaurants around the world in over 125 countries.[2] In 2011, Yum!'s global sales totaled more than US$14 billion.


Yumi

That is a spin off of Pepsi.

There aren't hiding anything.

Net Income of $1 billion dollars.

Yumi makes 1 billion in profit after paying everyone else.

Gasp the HORROR!.


Time Warner ?

en.wikipedia.org...

They were just 'bought' by comcast pending government approval.

They made a whopping $3 billion in net after paying everyone out.

Comcast:

After makes $62 billion!

They net : $6 billion.

Newscorp!

Oh that manufactured villain:

Gasp they generated $33 billion, but only net $1 billion.

en.wikipedia.org...

True some companies own other companies. They have for over 100 years.

And for the record no body makes people eat fast food or read/or watch their content, or use their services.

edit on 15-2-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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It becomes quite obvious when looking at that image how the gap between the wealthy and everybody else keeps increasing. The wealthy ARE controlling our lives in that they are constantly expanding their involvement in various industries. Our society has been created so that people are dependent on corporations. People can no longer live off the land, seeing as how there are so many rules and regulations designed to prevent just such a thing. You can't even grow your own vegetables in many places. And these corporations actually have lobbyists that push these types of things, because they want to make you MORE dependent on them, which in turn means they make more money.

It has become so bad that anyone who doesn't want to participate in this charade of a society cannot do so. I have heard of people even being arrested for not having a valid form of identification. It is juts impossible to not participate, and that is by design. So they really are running your life. And the corporations have great influence within politics as well. Lobbying is an industry in itself, and the few laws that are in place to prevent abuse are easily skirted. For instance, in the House of Representatives, a lobbying firm cannot directly pay for things like vacations and whatnot for politicians. But they get around this by having "fundraising" dinners and parties where this money is "donated" to their political fund, and is then in turn used to buy whatever they want, pay for trips, etc...

The rules are a bit more stringent in the senate, but they still get skirted. And this is IF the people are trying to stay within the bounds of the law. Many don't. And it is not often that you will find politicians willing to go after other politicians for their illegal actions, because they are probably doing the same thing themselves, or they know what the consequences will be. Then there are many politicians who turn around and work for these corporations after they've left politics.

The more I think about it, saying that our lives are controlled by corporations is a huge understatement. They control everything, either in a direct or roundabout way.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 02:00 AM
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Good thread. More and more these companies are merging all into one, buying out and of putting out of business(not that they don't have enough counting against them these days) the local businesses. How about Time Warner? It's being Bought by Comcast now.


Comcast said Thursday it had agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in a deal that would combine the two biggest cable companies in the United States.
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Other news is saying that people are complaining that Comcast and Verizon are are putting caps on streaming downloads such as Netflix. Then, of course, you have this:


As the leading provider of Internet services to American homes, Comcast has already shown that it's not above using its effective near-monopoly on Internet connectivity in its service area to stifle competitors. The FCC slapped its wrist after it was caught engaging in this illicit behavior in 2007, but then inexplicably waved through Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2011.
Source

If that is so and if you're unfortunate enough to have only one of those options in your area, you are sol. If you are caught in this, what does it mean for you? See this article.
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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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It is good to see more and more people waking up to this reality.

We are controlled by the International Corporate Bankers, and that includes the insurance companies.

It is hard to say who owns whom, but these people write the rules, tell you where you can live, where you can work, what you can or can not do, where you will spend your money.

The controls are everywhere, but they are well hidden.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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neo96


So it's lunch time, you are damn hungry, you know there's a taco bell round the corner, but those guys are a*seholes! You're not giving them your money... How about a KFC instead? Nope, same company.. Ok... Pizza Hut do a lunch deal? Sorry, same company again...


And ?

Is there a point ?



Yum! Brands, Inc. or Yum! is a United States-based Fortune 500 corporation. Yum! operates or licenses Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and WingStreet restaurants worldwide. Prior to 2011, Yum! also owned Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's largest fast food restaurant company in terms of system units—more than 39,000 restaurants around the world in over 125 countries.[2] In 2011, Yum!'s global sales totaled more than US$14 billion.


Yumi

That is a spin off of Pepsi.

There aren't hiding anything.

Net Income of $1 billion dollars.

Yumi makes 1 billion in profit after paying everyone else.

Gasp the HORROR!.


Time Warner ?

en.wikipedia.org...

They were just 'bought' by comcast pending government approval.

They made a whopping $3 billion in net after paying everyone out.

Comcast:

After makes $62 billion!

They net : $6 billion.

Newscorp!

Oh that manufactured villain:

Gasp they generated $33 billion, but only net $1 billion.

en.wikipedia.org...

True some companies own other companies. They have for over 100 years.

And for the record no body makes people eat fast food or read/or watch their content, or use their services.

edit on 15-2-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)


And it doesn't bother you that an unelected person, who doesn't give a damn about you or me and has enough money to keep all the nations politicians in their back pockets??

These guys don't pay tax, they get away with crimes like murder whilst drunk at the wheel of a car and they get to force laws onto the rest of us through lobbying because it would be beneficial for them!

These people think of nothing but profit. Nestle has been in a 10 year battle where we are trying to stop them from using child slave labour, but they wont because they make MONEY from this, they don't give a damn about anyone.

This kind of power is dangerous, I don't understand why you don't think this is a global issue.
edit on 17-2-2014 by iRoyalty because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 08:28 AM
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So it's lunch time, you are damn hungry, you know there's a taco bell round the corner, but those guys are a*seholes! You're not giving them your money... How about a KFC instead? Nope, same company.. Ok... Pizza Hut do a lunch deal? Sorry, same company again...


neo96


So it's lunch time, you are damn hungry, you know there's a taco bell round the corner, but those guys are a*seholes! You're not giving them your money... How about a KFC instead? Nope, same company.. Ok... Pizza Hut do a lunch deal? Sorry, same company again...


And ?

Is there a point ?



Also the point of this was simply to get people involved in the topic, obviously doesn't matter, it just made me think of my time working for GAME and across the road we had Gamestation. People would come in and say "you guys suck, I'm not giving you my money, I'm going to Gamestation", we would just laugh and say "OK then! See ya!".

What it did do though was help me ponder on the illusion on choice we have in every aspect of our lives, I guess you could say my point was to simply get people thinking like I did back then.
edit on 17-2-2014 by iRoyalty because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 08:28 AM
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I wonder what would happen if someone started a movement with the slogan: "Today I will support an independent". Not saying everyone should radically change their spending, but maybe we should look a little harder for the little guys (i.e. independent shops, restaurants, farmers, entertainers, etc) and make a conscious effort to put a little money in their direction IF we like what they are doing.




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