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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:00 AM

A very few corporations make nearly every product we buy.......Behold:

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Reply A very few corporations make nearly every product we buy.......Behold: (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Dec 2013 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 #2
madokie Dec 2013 #14
glowing Dec 2013 #3
AtheistCrusader Dec 2013 #11
Cleita Dec 2013 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 #5
Cleita Dec 2013 #6
hibbing Dec 2013 #7
jmowreader Dec 2013 #8
donheld Dec 2013 #12
TeamPooka Dec 2013 #19
Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2013 #9
The2ndWheel Dec 2013 #10
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #13
WCGreen Dec 2013 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 #16
Cha Dec 2013 #17
Blue Owl Dec 2013 #18

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:05 AM

1. Remarkable, isn't it?

 

It's just like the media consolidation graphics we've come to know and loathe.

ETA link with your image, also graphics for the Big Six media players and Three Big banks: http://www.policymic.com/articles/71255/10-corporations-control-almost-everything-you-buy-this-chart-shows-how

Thanks for posting, Peg!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:16 AM

2. My dear NYC_SKP!

Thank you so much for the link! I hope everyone reading this thread will read your contribution. It is invaluable.

The link adds breadth and depth to my image.

Thank YOU!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 04:07 AM

14. Thanks to you and Peggy

No wonder we're in the fix we're in
Didn't there use to be laws against this
Yes I know

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:20 AM

3. It's such a racket and monopoly, but paper wise and company written

 

to keep it from all being broken up. Quite disgusting. And most of this is shit sitting in the middle if the store... Should stay away from the center aisles and shop on the edges for real food.

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Response to glowing (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 03:49 AM

11. Quite true. The edges hold things with less preservatives. High turnover stock.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:25 AM

4. Thanks CaliforniaPeggy

I am now knitting a sweater for my DIL. It occurred to me that we should start doing things like this out of our spare rooms and our garages and swap with others for goods they make to change this economy. The yarn I am using is made in Peru and hand spun. I have decided to learn to spin. There are local ranchers in my area who keep alpacas and llamas as well as sheep. I know they shear them seasonally and sell the wool to suppliers. It seems it wouldn't be hard to get a few bags from them for a start.

I know it seems tedious and time consuming, but what if those of us who are retired or not working spent a few hours a day doing the tasks that lead to making cloth and items of clothing. Others could throw pots for ceramic ware, and some could do other things to make the things we use. Then we could meet at a park or somewhere and swap our goods for other goods once a month.

Where I'm going with this is to try to wean ourselves away from buying consumer goods from our slave masters you have put in your post. It would take a group effort and cooperation to get this off the ground.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:29 AM

5. That's a great idea.

You'll need a lot of people participating to make even a small dent on these corporate giants.

However, even they started small and then grew.

Best of luck!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:36 AM

6. I'm not organizing anything like this myself. I'm too old and lack the energy, but

I'm throwing out the idea in case some of the Occupy Wall Street people might want to try this. It wouldn't make a dent at first, but I think it could become a movement that might catch on. If some younger people did put something like this together in my area, I would participate though. I also live in a semi-rural area. We do have farmers markets, but they are very commercial too. I would like to see people arrive with the extra produce they have grown at these swap meets as well and trade for goods they like. The key is not to exchange money. Once you do that, it becomes commercial. Sure, there are the things we still will have to buy at the stores like batteries, paper products, etc., but there is so much that we don't have to buy and can supply ourselves locally if we try.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 02:58 AM

7. help me..

My old eyes can't read all of them, where is ConAgra?

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 03:30 AM

8. You're right, they left off a HUGE player

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Response to hibbing (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 04:06 AM

12. I can't find ConAgra either. Here's a list

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Response to hibbing (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 12:28 AM

19. Con Agra probably made the chart themselves to divert attention to the others.... nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 03:36 AM

9. We're long overdue for some 21st centuary trust busting.

Global-scale trust busting.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 03:37 AM

10. E pluribus unum

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 04:06 AM

13. interesting and eye opening

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 10:46 PM

15. It;s getting worse that it was...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:02 PM

16. Indeed it is...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:13 PM

17. And, not one of those products are sold

in any of the stores where I buy my food.

Thanks Peggy~

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:30 PM

18. The periodic table of logos

n/t

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