Commentary - 11/02/2008

Economic War Is Not About Keeping You Safe On The Internet

Special thanks to EO for alerting me to this article Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship which appeared 10/29/2008 in the Australian Herald Sun.

AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.

The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy.

The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter.

It goes on to say:
The plan was first created as a way to combat child pornography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia.

Communications minister Stephen Conroy revealed the mandatory censorship to the Senate estimates committee as the Global Network Initiative, bringing together leading companies, human rights organisations, academics and investors, committed the technology firms to "protect the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users".

Time to ask: Who actually controls these leading companies?
Time to ask: Who finances these "human rights" organizations?
Time to ask: Who really writes the paycheck for these "academics?"
Time to ask: Are these "you and I" investors, or the financial predator investors?

This censorship is NOT about keeping everyone safe; just the financial sociopaths who wish total rule over the earth.
In other words, the same type of folks that have always wanted to "own the earth in fee simple.

These three links drill down into who controls the tech giants listed above: Google - Microsoft - Yahoo
(Don't hesitate to drill further into links of major holders. You'll see many of the same names.)

These two links show that many of the same names also control Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase.
Such an amazing coincidence. What an incestuous group of folks.
And you think we've got economic troubles today? This is only the beginning.

Here's what other folks have to say:
The Global Network Initiative - CircleID
Principles For A Better Web - Reuters
Some question tech firms' human rights project - ComputerWorld
Corporations Agree to Standards for Internet Freedom - Global Voices.

Remember how the "Patriot Act" was NOT patriotic?
The same technique applies to the words "Internet Freedom".
Pure - Orwellian - Newspeak.
Enough already.

Today, we must say, "NO MORE!"
The Dragon Wins NO MORE!
Let's accept our failures now. Congress proved themselves not worthy of our trust.
Pass the American Monetary Act to prevent giving away TITLE to your homeland.


Symbol Name Of Corporation
GOOG

Major
Holders
Google, Inc. (As of 30-Jun-2008) (As of 31-Mar-2008)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersSharesPct.Value
FMR LLC (Fidelity)15,481,9794.92$8,150,023,385
Capital World Investors10,292,8003.27$5,418,335,776
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd9,459,8773.01$4,979,868,450
Capital Research Global Investors7,897,6002.51$4,157,454,592
AXA (Paris, France)7,431,1092.36$3,911,884,399
Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc7,393,7832.35$3,892,235,246
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)7,283,7712.32$3,834,322,729
State Street Corporation7,092,0462.26$3,733,394,855
Marsico Capital Management, LLC5,119,1411.63$2,694,818,205
Janus Capital Management, LLC4,665,3121.48$2,455,913,543
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:1%
Top 10 [1.0%] of 998 Institutional Holders Control26.11%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control9.10%
NOTE: Capital Group manages three funds that control 5.94%.
Fidelity manages three funds that control 2.87%.
Vanguard manages two funds that control 1.23%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 Major Holders control 36.15% of Google.
Capital Group controls 11.72%.

Symbol Name Of Corporation
MSFT

Major
Holders
Microsoft Corporation (As of 30-Jun-2008) (As of 30-Jun-2007)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersSharesPct.Value
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd367,187,4974.02$10,101,328,042
State Street Corporation268,337,4812.94$7,381,964,102
Capital Research Global Investors259,066,7982.84$7,126,927,612
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)252,768,6992.77$6,953,666,909
Capital World Investors230,847,8002.53$6,350,622,978
FMR LLC (Fidelity)140,419,2671.54$3,862,934,035
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation129,629,4801.42$3,566,106,994
Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc121,187,3541.33$3,333,864,108
Wellington Management Company, LLP118,021,1531.29$3,246,761,919
Franklin Resources, Inc.109,693,4321.20$3,017,666,314
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:13%
Top 10 [0.6%] of 1698 Institutional Holders Control21.88%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control10.91%
NOTE: Capital Group manages four funds that control 5.66%.
Vanguard controls three funds that control 1.99%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 Major Holders control 29.53% of Microsoft.
Capital Group controls 11.03%.

Symbol Name Of Corporation
YHOO

Major
Holders
Yahoo! Inc. (As of 30-Jun-2008) (As of 30-Sep-2007)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersSharesPct.Value
Capital World Investors170,878,20012.33$3,530,343,612
Capital Research Global Investors119,706,1008.64$2,473,128,026
Legg Mason Capital Management, Inc.56,575,0814.08$1,168,841,173
Icahn Capital Management LP55,029,0563.97$1,136,900,296
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd46,808,5213.38$967,064,043
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)40,569,4082.93$838,163,969
State Street Corporation40,508,8502.92$836,912,841
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation18,226,2581.32$376,554,490
Citigroup Inc.16,146,3501.17$333,583,591
Paulson & Company, Inc.15,000,0001.08$309,900,000
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:20%
Top 10 [1.7%] of 575 Institutional Holders Control41.82%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control12.87%
NOTE: Capital Group manages eight funds that control 19.60%.
Legg Mason manages a fund that controls 1.19%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 Major Holders control 62.61%, and
Barclays/Associates control 14.06% of Yahoo, Inc.
Capital Group controls 40.57%
(Looks like some were sure of Microsoft's takeover.)

Symbol Name Of Corporation
GS

Major
Holders
Goldman Sachs Group (As of 30-Jun-2008) (As of 31-Dec-2007)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersSharesPct.Value
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd17,175,8184.36$3,004,050,568
Marsico Capital Management, LLC16,007,3874.06$2,799,691,986
State Street Corporation13,865,5483.52$2,425,084,345
FMR LLC (Fidelity)12,362,6493.14$2,162,227,310
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)11,595,2912.94$2,028,016,395
Wellington Management Company, LLP10,567,6742.68$1,848,286,182
AXA (Paris, France)10,168,2952.58$1,778,434,795
Janus Capital Management, LLC7,251,9491.84$1,268,365,880
Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc6,783,2641.72$1,186,392,873
Northern Trust Corporation6,294,0081.60$1,100,821,999
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:8%
Top 10 [1.0%] of 984 Institutional Holders Control28.44%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control13.04%
NOTE: Vanguard manages three funds that control 2.18%.
Fidelity manages two funds that control 1.33%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 Major Holders control 31.95% of Goldman Sachs.

Symbol Name Of Corporation
JPM

Major
Holders
JP Morgan Chase Co. (As of 30-Jun-2008) (As of 31-Dec-2007)
Top 10 Institutional HoldersSharesPct.Value
Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd157,667,9994.59$5,409,589,045
AXA (Paris, France)140,498,8874.09$4,820,516,812
State Street Corporation131,086,9543.81$4,497,593,391
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)107,840,9123.14$3,700,021,690
FMR LLC (Fidelity)97,127,1492.83$3,332,432,482
Davis Selected Advisers, LP74,560,8552.17$2,558,182,935
Morgan Stanley55,908,0161.63$1,918,204,028
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation54,224,8731.58$1,860,455,392
Capital Research Global Investors51,293,9001.49$1,759,893,709
Northern Trust Corporation42,740,5601.24$1,466,428,613
% of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners:1%
Top 10 [0.7%] of 1373 Institutional Holders Control26.57%
Percentage of Barclays and "Associates" Control12.85%
NOTE: Vanguard manages four funds that control 2.97%.
Capital Group manages a fund that controls 1.49%.
Davis Advisers manages a fund that controls 0.96%.
Therefore, the TOP 10 Major Holders control 31.99% of JP Morgan Chase.

2008 by Edward Ulysses Cate
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