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The structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability. So far, only small national samples were studied and there was no appropriate methodology to assess control globally. A recent Cornell University study presents the first investigation of the architecture of the international ownership network, along with the computation of the control held by each global player. They found that transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions.

This core can be seen as an economic “super-entity” that raises new important issues both for researchers and policy makers….

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Christians Have Bad Sex – They Finally Admit It

sexy-nun-and-priestI almost died laughing when I read this article on CNN. Of course, had I died then I would have missed all of the awesome comments that have been pouring in since this was written, so I kept myself alive by snickering loudly then running to the kitchen for a cold one.

I want to start out by repeating the opening line to this article:

“Christian marriage.

Hot sex.

Let’s try that again:

Christian marriage; hot sex.

It doesn’t quite go together does it?”

I love snarky writers.

It seems a fine upstanding Christian finally decided to tempt the lions and discuss something which Catholics and Baptists have known for years: that you can’t be a good Christian and have fun in the sack. Notice I left the Protestants and miscellaneous Christian religions out? Well Protestants, for one, recognize homosexuality as a way of life, not a choice. And the Mormons? Well bigamy translates into somebody getting a helluva lot of tail, therefore I’m going to give them points for creativity. So, back to the nuts who promote abstinence instead of safe sex and guilt before pleasure, really? Who thought either of these were good ideas? I have my theories. Perhaps the whole abstinence before marriage thing has been one giant conspiracy designed to control population growth? I’d have bought that 50 years ago, before the birth control pill, and Energizer batteries. Or maybe it is just one long hold-over from a time when government (i.e. the church) had to maintain crowd control and in so doing took all the fun out of bonking like rabbits. That’s my guess, anyway. Religious fanatics have a hard time with change and 50 years is such a short period of time in the grand scheme of things hell, it took 200 years to fight the Crusades. Which means the concept of sexual liberation in Christianity is probably going to take at least another 150 years. Ah, just one more reason to avoid religious dogmatism altogether.

So in parting, I want to remind all of you freethinkers out there that you have yet another right the religious robots don’t; to have free, wild, unrestrained intercourse (social and otherwise) and I do hope that you will go forth and practice both passionately!

Conspiracy Theories are for Nutcases… Right?

33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True, What Every Person Should Know…

Most people can’t resist getting the details on the latest conspiracy theories, no matter how far-fetched they may seem. At the same time, many people quickly denounce any conspiracy theory as untrue … and sometimes as unpatriotic or just plain ridiculous.   Lets not forget all of the thousands of conspiracies out of Wall Street like Bernie Madoff and many others to commit fraud and extortion, among many crimes of conspiracy.  USA Today reports that over 75% of personal ads in the paper and on craigslist are married couples posing as single for a one night affair.  When someone knocks on your door to sell you a set of knives or phone cards, anything for that matter, do they have a profit motive?  What is conspiracy other than just a scary way of saying “alternative agenda”?  When 2 friends go to a bar and begin to plan their wingman approach on 2 girls they see at the bar, how often are they planning on lying to those girls?  “I own a small business and am in town for a short while.  Oh yeah, you look beautiful.”

Conspiracy theory is a term that originally was a neutral descriptor for any claim of civil, criminal or political conspiracy. However, it has come almost exclusively to refer to any fringe theory which explains a historical or current event as the result of a secret plot by conspirators of almost superhuman power and cunning.  To conspire means “to join in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act or to use such means to accomplish a lawful end.”  The term “conspiracy theory” is frequently used by scholars and in popular culture to identify secret military, banking, or political actions aimed at stealing power, money, or freedom, from “the people”.

To many, conspiracy theories are just human nature.  Not all people in this world are honest, hard working and forthcoming about their intentions.  Certainly we can all agree on this.  So how did the term “conspiracy theory” get grouped in with fiction, fantasy and folklore?  Maybe that’s a conspiracy, just kidding.  Or am I?…

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Famous Masons

Politicians:

– USA:
– 14 Presidents: Clinton, Ford, Truman, both Roosevelt, Jackson, Monroe, Washington… Not Masons: Bush, Reagan, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Lincoln… (Johnson: Apprentice)
– 18 Vice-Presidents: Including Gore…
– 18 Senators: Dole, Byrd, Bentsen, Nunn, Helms, Goldwater, Kemp, Thurmond… Wallace…
– 76 members of the House of Representatives: Gingrich, Wright, Lott, Pepper, W. Ford, Rangel…
– 35 U.S. Supreme Court Justices: Out of the 9 members, in 1941: 5 to 4; in 1949: 8 to 1; in 1957: 6 to 3; in 1971: 5 to 4: Warren, Marshall…
– Generals Colin Powell, MacArthur, Doolittle.
– Declaration of Independence: 9 of the 56 signers. Franklin (helped to initiate Voltaire).

– England: Many Kings, Queens, and Prime Ministers, including Churchill, Duke of Windsor, of Kent, Prince Philip…

– Canada: 6 Prime Ministers: Diefenbaker…

– Australia: 10 Prime Ministers: Hawke…

– South Africa: Pik Botha…

– Other International Leaders: King Hussein of Egypt, Rabin of Israel, Arafat, Garibaldi, Bolivar, Marti, Villas, Zapata…

Religious Leaders:

Jesse Jackson, Oral Roberts, Robert Schuller, Louis Farrahkan, Vincent Peale, Geoffrey Fisher (Archbishop of Canterbury)… many Mormons: Smith, Young… many Rosicrucians…

– The Occult and Satanism: Aliester Crowley (magic, to destroy Christianity), Gardner (Wiccan, white witchcraft), Wescott (order of golden dawn), Helena Blavatsky (theosophy), Pike (satanist)…

Business and Economic Leaders:

The Rothschilds and the Rockefellers, H. Ford, W. Chrysler, A. Citroen, C. Hilton, J.C.Penny, C. Woodward, D. Thomas (Wendy’s), Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken), M. Sachs (5th Ave.)…

Movie Actors and Directors:

Bob Hope, John Wayne, Louis Armstrong, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Danny Thomas, Al Jonson, Gene Autre, Casanova, Cecil B. DeMille, Walt Disney, Mayer (of Metro-Goldwin-Mayer), the 7 Ringling Brothers of the Circus, Houdini, Red Skelton, Collodi (Pinocchio), Lincoln (Tarzan), Roy Rogers, Nat King Cole, Oliver Hardy, Roy Clark, Jimmy Rodgers…

Musicians: Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Haydn, Sibelius, Duke Ellington, Frank Lystz, Puccini…

Writers: Shakespeare, Voltaire, Kipling, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)…

Astronauts: John Gleen, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Cooper, Irwin… Lindbergh the aviator…

Founders: Booth (Salvation Army), Beard (Boy Scouts), Dunant (Red Cross), Sax (saxophone)…

Architects: Bartholdy (Statue of Liberty), Eifell (Paris Tower), Hoban (White House), Borglum (Mt. Rushmore), Smithson (Smithsonian Institute).

Medicine: Fleming (penicillin), Jenner (Small Pox), Mayo (Clinic in the USA)…

Sports: Dempsey, Sugar R. Robinson, Auerbach, Michael Jordan, Cy Yong, Willie Mays, Palmer.

“World Media”: Newspapers, Radio, TVan “enormous influence”, Paul A. Fisher, of the military intelligence, lists in “Behind the Lodge Door” several founders, publishers, editors… Many members of the National Press Club of America, half of French periodicals…