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

Who Runs the World ? – Network Analysis Reveals ‘Super Entity’ of Global Corporate Control
Business Published on August 28th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi In the first such analysis ever conducted, Swiss economic researchers have conducted a global network analysis of the most powerful transnational corporations (TNCs). Their results have revealed a core of 737 firms with control of 80% of this network, and a “super entity” comprised of 147 corporations that have a controlling interest in 40% of the network’s TNCs. Strongly Connected Component (SCC); layout of the SCC (1318 nodes and 12,191 links). [Note to the reader: see the very end of this article for a ranking of the top 50 'control holders'] When we hear conspiracy theorist talk about this or that powerful group (or alliance of said groups) “pulling strings” behind the scenes, we tend to dismiss or minimize such claims, even though, deep down, we may suspect that there’s some degree of truth to it, however distorted by the theorists’ slightly paranoid perception of the world. Two generalized characteristics were identified: Related:  gabaliniEconomics

German Defence League © The Corporate 1%: 147 Companies Control 40% of World Economy | HyperVocal By HVpolitics October 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm One of the things the Occupy Wall Street movement is protesting, or trying to raise awareness about, is the concentration of wealth and power among financial institutions. What good is democracy if the only voices being heard belong to a small slice of trans-national corporations? New analysis by a trio of complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich has determined that 147 companies, mainly banks, control the bulk of the world’s economy. The data set was taken from 2007, so it’s possible even less companies are in play, since the information they were working with pre-dated the 2008 economic collapse. New Scientist breaks down the trio’s methodology: From Orbis 2007, a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide, they pulled out all 43,060 TNCs and the share ownerships linking them. That just seems lazy. Hit the next page to see the top 50 companies based on this analysis… Pages: 1 2

The Covert Origins of World War III – US Special Operations Forces To Be Deployed In 120 Countries By Nick Turse Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done… for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now. After a U.S. Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. The Rise of the Military’s Secret Military Born of a failed 1980 raid to rescue American hostages in Iran, in which eight U.S. service members died, U.S. One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. Growth Industry While Olson made reference to only 51 countries of top concern to SOCOM, Col. Special Operations Command won’t disclose exactly which countries its forces operate in.

Powerful weather conditions photography {Part 2} Posted on September 27, 2011 in Photography If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post Loading ... So... Check this out on our Partner Network Open Letter to that 53% Guy In the picture, you’re holding up a sheet of paper that says: I am a former Marine. I work two jobs. I don’t have health insurance. I wanted to respond to you as a liberal. First, let me say that I think it’s great that you have such a strong work ethic and I agree with you that you have much to be proud of. I have a nephew in the Marine Corps, so I have some idea of how tough that can be. So, if you think being a liberal means that I don’t value hard work or a strong work ethic, you’re wrong. I understand your pride in what you’ve accomplished, but I want to ask you something. Do you really want the bar set this high? Do you really want to spend the rest of your life working two jobs and 60 to 70 hours a week? And what happens if you get sick? Do you plan to get married, have kids? Look, you’re a tough kid. And, believe it or not, there are people out there even tougher than you. And is this really your idea of what life should be like in the greatest country on Earth?

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion/Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism in 1735. I'm Dick Sutphen and this tape is a studio-recorded, expanded version of a talk I delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although I've been interviewed about the subject on many local and regional radio and TV talk shows, large-scale mass communication appears to be blocked, since it could result in suspicion or investigation of the very media presenting it or the sponsors that support the media. Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the problem. In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own business. Alright.

A Tightly Knit Network of Companies Runs the World Economy, Says Network Analysis A small, tightly woven network of companies, mostly banks, wields disproportionate control over the global economy, according to a new study. To the thousands of protesters swept up in the global Occupy movement, it may seem like a case of science confirming the obvious. It's based on a few extrapolations and assumptions that are open to debate, but the overall findings shed some light on the intimate ways 21st century capitalism works — and how those functions can undermine the entire system. A trio of systems theorists at ETH Zurich examined the world's 43,060 transnational corporations and studied their share ownerships, searching for commonalities that tie the companies together. They worked with techniques used to study complex systems in nature to construct a model of which companies controlled which other companies, and through which networks. They add that domestic anti-trade strictures prevent the core from acting as some kind of cash cartel. [via New Scientist]

Big Brother knows all about my bunion op - and the fish pie I ate after it: How one woman found out about the intimate information held about her By Claudia Joseph Updated: 14:42 GMT, 14 August 2011 It was a perfectly ordinary summer’s day. On July 29 last year, Angela Lay, a performance management officer at Maldon Council in Essex, got up early and drove the two-and- a-half miles from her home in Heybridge Basin to go shopping in Maldon. She left Tesco at 6.03am, having spent £126.80 on food and earned 60 points on her reward card, returned home and unloaded the silver Renault Megane diesel car she had bought four years earlier. She then caught the train from Witham to London, paying £23 for her ticket from London Eastern. By 12.04pm she was in Covent Garden, where she withdrew £30 from HSBC, money from the widow’s pension paid that day into her bank account. Information overload: Databases contain a staggering amount of detail about Angela Lay's life Afterwards she went shopping, spending £73.95 at H&M in Regent Street and £48.60 at Hamleys. She got a second pair free on a special offer. Or, worse, stolen.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in the Lika region of Croatia. The park is surrounded by the mountains Plješevica, Mala Kapela, and Medveđak, which are part of the Dinaric Alps. The 16 blue-green Plitvice Lakes, which are separated by natural dams of travertine, are situated on the Plitvice plateau. Waterfalls connect the lakes, and the tallest waterfall is Veliki Slap at 70 meters (230 feet) tall. The Plitvice lakes area boasts a large variety of interesting and colorful flora and fauna.

CHARTS: Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About... The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are gaining momentum, having spread from a small park in New York to marches to other cities across the country. So far, the protests seem fueled by a collective sense that things in our economy are not fair or right. But the protesters have not done a good job of focusing their complaints—and thus have been skewered as malcontents who don't know what they stand for or want. (An early list of "grievances" included some legitimate beefs, but was otherwise just a vague attack on "corporations." Given that these are the same corporations that employ more than 100 million Americans and make the products we all use every day, this broadside did not resonate with most Americans). So, what are the protesters so upset about, really? Do they have legitimate gripes? To answer the latter question first, yes, they have very legitimate gripes.

Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets BILL RYAN (BR): This is Bill Ryan here from Project Camelot and Project Avalon. Klaus is going to be doing an audio commentary on one of his extremely special, unusual, and fascinating slide shows about the artifacts and the various phenomena that he has been researching, discovering, investigating personally all over the world relating to what I think you could legitimately call The Hidden History of the Human Race. KLAUS DONA (KD): That's a very good summary, yes. BR: [laughs] So I'm going to step back here, and what follows now, just kick back and enjoy this slide presentation. What are we looking at here ? Ancient World Maps Ecuador Even the next one, [right, above] you can see how this statue is sitting. Bolivia Colombia Guinea, West Africa

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