Corporate giants

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  1. RodISHI
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    Mr. Clean inspired me to do a little more research on who is connected to who at NNDB: Tracking the entire world. It is a mapper. You can see who's who and who is connected to who. I looked up CARGILL first. Then I got curious and checked GE and looked at each of their executives, very interesting.


    It is a very easy website to use. You just click the name and it will expand the connections and then click those connections and it will expand and link back who is connected to whom and the corporations where they are CEO's, etc....

    I then went searching for HSBC bank, originally called Household Finance. The mapper would not bring up HBSC or Household Finance so I got Douglas J. Flint Group Finance Director. Most HSBC ceo names do not come up on the mapper. It seems by the mapper Mr. Flint is also related to BP (the oil company he's on the board) and a partner at KPMG (a major accounting firm). I recall searching accounting boo boo's awhile back and KPMG has been involved in a lot of major ones...KPGM was involved in New Century collapse (a subprime lender) .

    This cased reminded me of WF making up settlement sheets. I suppose it is that "Standard Banking Practices" the bank's attorney in my case stated to the Iowa Court Of Appeals here was talking about.

    I'm wondering how involved was BP Oil in the price gouging going on in the last few years. Does anyone know?
     
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    Price gouging?
     
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    That's what people claim when the price of oil goes up.
    When it goes down they claim that's market forces.

    Just more left-wing stupidity.
     
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    I see it is okay with y'all that much of the crash went down while people were trying to stay working and paying double for fuel to get to work, double for heat so they would not freeze and being buswhacked by the banking industry. You two do not think that was a bit much to drive fuel up to double cost?
     
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    Interesting notes I read on BP. It appears that the Russians they had went into biz with did not work out well.


    BP's Russia unit surrenders gas field to Gazprom, Fri Jun 22, 2007


    Russia's TNK-BP eyes Iraqi oil and gas fields - Energy - ArabianBusiness.com
     
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    "Drive" up the cost of fuel? That must mean someone/something "drove down" the cost in 1999. Crude at $10/gasoline $1.
     
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    Like I said, when the price of energy spikes, it is price gouging and collusion. When it drops it is the market at work.
    Some people are so stupid they'll believe anything.
     
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    Price Gouging = I don't like market prices


    And I love all the amateur economists who think, in 5 minutes, they can analyze and explain a mature industry (oil) that thousands of phD'd economists have difficulty predicting.
     
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    No one explain oil, it is like love or a cum explosion in Pee Wee Herman's pants.
     
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    Some slides from a Powerpoint I give on occasion.

    The question: "Who sets the price of oil?"

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