Commentary - 12/19/2007

Des Moines Register And Hillary
Voters Sold Out Once Again

We all know by now that Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by the Des Moines Register, a sub-plantation owned by the giant Gannett plantation. Plantations are large corporations that insiders have less than 5% of the shares. That means that absentee shareholders, some of which are foreign corporations, have total control and the CEO is simply the current plantation manager.

The last commentary about the Des Moines Register showed how they excluded Dennis Kucinich from the debates, narrowing the decision making for the people of Iowa. It also explained why journalists are helpless accomplices because they fear losing their jobs, which is completely understandable.

The point this commentary wishes to make is the additional pressure on the good people of Iowa to vote for one of the Money Kings' candidates. How is this pressure focused? It is done by having already made the large corporations of Iowa into plantations. The subtle pressure is that if you want to keep your job, you will vote for one of the Money Kings' candidates. Otherwise, you will be punished by loss of income. Well, which Iowa companies have that type of power? We'll start with the Gannett Corporation, and be sure to see who else they control. That is followed by Principal Financial, Meredith Corporation and Tyson Foods.

Now people can understand that if they do not think for themselves and elect non-sociopathic men and women to represent them, nothing changes and our country gets worse by the day. These giant plantations grow ever larger and more threatening because elected representatives of the people ignore the welfare of the voters. Their actions do not reflect their words, which is the prime characteristic of a sociopath. That's why you, your children, and your children's children are being sold out, time and time again.

Symbol Name Of Corporation

Gannett Co., Inc. (As of 30-Jun-2007) (As of 30-Jun-2006) And Owns What Else?
Top 10 Institutional HoldersShares2007Value2006
Brandes Investment Partners L.P. *19,934,5848.56%$1,095,405,3904.94%
Allianz Global Investors of America L.P. (Munich, Germany)12,020,4735.16%$660,524,991-.--%
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd10,099,8274.34%$554,985,4933.77%
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)7,147,7093.07%$392,766,6092.72%
State Street Corporation6,355,6832.73%$349,244,7802.91%
Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc5,829,8842.50%$320,352,125-.--%
Capital Research And Management Company5,660,0002.43%$311,017,0002.39%
FMR Corporation (Fidelity Management & Research Corp)5,011,8912.15%$275,403,4103.09%
Tukman Capital Management, Inc.4,649,0592.00%$255,465,7924.04%
AXA (Paris, France)4,524,2711.94%$248,608,691-.--%
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:0%0%
Top 10 [1.8%] of 560 Institutional Holders Control34.88%34.91%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control9.57%16.01%
NOTE: Vanguard manages two funds that control 2.05%.
T.Rowe Price manages a fund that controls 1.61%.
Washington Mutual manages a fund that controls 1.40%.
Capital Group manages a fund that controls 1.03%.
Fidelity manages a fund that controls 1.00%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 control 41.97%, and
Barclays/Associates control 12.58% of Gannett.

Then there is the Principal Financial Corporation, also based out of Des Moines, Iowa.

Symbol Name Of Corporation

Principal Financial Group Inc. (As of 30-Sep-2007)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersShares2007Value2006
Northern Trust Corporation14,870,3815.68%$938,172,337-.--%
Nippon Life Insurance Company11,292,0004.32%$712,412,280-.--%
FMR Corporation (Fidelity Management & Research Corp)9,093,7803.48%$573,726,580-.--%
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd8,394,3913.21%$529,602,128-.--%
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)7,588,7402.90%$478,773,606-.--%
State Street Corporation7,029,3482.69%$443,481,565-.--%
Davis Selected Advisers, LP4,290,5901.64%$270,693,323-.--%
Bessemer Group, Incorporated *3,133,6081.20%$197,699,328-.--%
JP Morgan Chase & Company3,063,0311.17%$193,246,625-.--%
Schwab (Charles) Investment Management, Inc.2,605,9401.00%$164,408,754-.--%
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:0%-.--%
Top 10 [2.8%] of 354 Institutional Holders Control27.29%-.--%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control13.75%-.--%

And there's the Meredith Corporation. It is also based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Symbol Name Of Corporation

Meredith Corp. (As of 30-Sep-2007)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersShares2007Value2006
Select Equity Group, Inc.2,912,6176.14%$166,892,954-.--%
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)1,836,7513.87%$105,245,832-.--%
Renaissance Technologies Corp1,640,1003.46%$93,977,730-.--%
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation1,627,4123.43%$93,250,707-.--%
Janus Capital Management, LLC1,375,0462.90%$78,790,135-.--%
Westfield Capital Management Company1,372,4252.89%$78,639,952-.--%
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd1,314,3242.77%$75,310,765-.--%
Prospector Partners, LLC1,251,5002.64%$71,710,950-.--%
Fenimore Asset Management, Inc.1,158,8572.44%$66,402,506-.--%
State Street Corporation927,4371.95%$53,142,140-.--%
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:4%-.--%
Top 10 [4.1%] of 242 Institutional Holders Control32.49%-.--%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control11.05%-.--%
NOTE: Waddell Reed manages a fund that controls 1.02%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 actually control 33.51%, and
Barclays/Associates control 12.07% of Meredith.

And last, but not least, is Iowa Beef Processors, founded at Denison, Iowa in 1960, but was taken over by the giant Tyson Food plantation in 2001.

Symbol Name Of Corporation

Tyson Foods Inc. (As of 30-Jun-2007) (As of 30-Jun-2006)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersShares2007Value2006
Goldman Sachs Group Inc34,848,1189.75%$802,900,638-.--%
FMR Corporation (Fidelity Management & Research Corp)34,416,0329.63%$792,945,377-.--%
Wellington Management Company, LLP22,626,8446.33%$521,322,485-.--%
NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC16,740,5484.69%$385,702,225-.--%
Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC12,133,0723.40%$279,545,978-.--%
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)9,402,3782.63%$216,630,789-.--%
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd8,922,2582.50%$205,568,824-.--%
State Street Corporation6,656,6161.86%$153,368,432-.--%
Analytic Investors Inc./CA6,114,2801.71%$140,873,011-.--%
Seligman J.W. & Co Incorporated5,578,9751.56%$99,584,703-.--%
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:2%-.--%
Top 10 [4.4%] of 227 Institutional Holders Control44.06%-.--%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control22.2%-.--%
NOTE: Fidelity manages five funds that control 5.33%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 control 49.39% of Tyson Foods.
Brands: Bonici, Chairman’s Reserve, Cobb, Colonial, Joseph Copperfield’s & Sons, Corn King,
Delightful Farms, Deli Slices, Doskocil, Hot Wings, IBP, Jac Pac Foods, Jefferson Meats, Jordan’s,
Lady Aster, Mexican Original, Our American Favorite, Pizza Topper, Pizzano, Reuben, Russer,
Star Ranch Angus Beef, Star Ranch Natural Angus Beef, TastyBird, Thorn Apple Valley, Tyson, Weaver,
Wilson, Wilson Foodservice, Wright, Wunderbar.
Major Product Areas: Beef, pork, poultry, frozen and prepared foods.

© 2007 by Edward Ulysses Cate
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