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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 03-27-2015, 10:17 AM  
Do I "need" a Macro Ring Flash?
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 43
Views: 5,311
good lord is that an ancient photo...

Forum: General Talk 10-20-2011, 11:34 AM  
what do scientists have to say about OWS
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
well, not directly, but on topic..

this is Google Translation (a very good one to boot) of an article posted on RT News,

Новости :: Исследование: мировой экономикой управляет одна "суперкорпорация"

as follows:

The specialists of the University of Zurich conducted a mathematical analysis of the linkages 43 thousand transnational corporations and have a frightening conclusion: the world is ruled by a giant "supercorporation." That's it, "pulling the strings" of the world economy.

To simulate the image of the global corporate system, experts have processed a huge amount of data that reflect the relationship between the property's largest multinational corporations, says New Scientist.

"The reality is so complex that we had to move away from dogma, whether it's the conspiracy theory or the theory of the free market - said the study's author, theorist James Glattfelder complex systems. - Our analysis is based on real data."

Previous studies have shown that a relatively small group of companies and banks owned the lion's share of the world's "economic pie" from which all the rest are only crumbs. However, these studies have overlooked the indirect relationship - the relationship of corporations with subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

Sorting 37 million companies and investors around the world represented in the database with Orbis in 2007, a team of scientists from Zurich selected 43 060 companies owned by multinationals, and revealed their total assets.

Was built model of the distribution of economic power by controlling the TNC of some companies over others: possession of funds, profit sharing, etc.

Scientists have found a core of about 1318 companies, whose links with the other can hardly be called other than incestuous. Each of these in 1318 discovered a close relationship with two or more other companies (the average number of affiliated partners was equal to 20).

And while the official income of these corporations hardly exceed 20% of global net sales through its company-owned satellites are in fact the majority of international companies operating in the sector of "real" economy. Thus, in the tentacles of corporate monsters are concentrated around 60% of global revenues.

By continuing to unravel the vast web of ownership, the team found that most of the financial chains are in the direction of "superanklava" from 147 companies. Their assets intersect with each other, actually being the common property, which provides that a tacit financial conglomerate control over 40% of global corporate wealth.

Most of these "supercorporation" are financial institutions. Thus, in the top 10 were:

1. Barclays plc

2. Capital Group Companies Inc

3. FMR Corporation

4. AXA

5. State Street Corporation

6. JP Morgan Chase & Co

7. Legal & General Group plc

8. Vanguard Group Inc


10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc

The researchers note that the protests against global capitalism, which began around the world under the slogan "Bring Wall Street" - an obvious reaction to the power of corporations.

But the results of the analysis the researchers did not agree with the statements of demonstrators protesting against the "money bags" Wall ctrit. Scientists, it seems unlikely that corporations, whose power lies at the heart of the world economy can have real political power - they are too many divergent interests.
Forum: General Talk 10-07-2011, 09:00 AM  
Republican fights for the "little guy"
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
this is horrible, LOL

someone should toss him for good measure, right off the roof.
Forum: General Talk 10-07-2011, 08:24 AM  
Immigration in USA
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 26
Views: 2,340
says someone that lives in a country with one of the worlds strictest immigration policies
Forum: General Talk 10-07-2011, 08:22 AM  
BREAKING: Steve Jobs Died Happy Knowing Palin Would Not Be the Next President....
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Forum: General Talk 10-06-2011, 01:02 PM  
Occupy Wall Street
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 344
Views: 26,387
Forum: General Talk 10-06-2011, 11:21 AM  
The Millionaire Surtax
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 60
Views: 4,494
as someone that works in the industry... the only way to deal with that is to either ban US citizens from having offshore bank accounts, or forcing the foreign banks to close all US owned bank accounts.

good luck with either

ohh and, owning a swiss bank account most definitely does not hide you from people who REALLY want to find out.. :eek:
Forum: General Talk 10-06-2011, 08:18 AM  
BREAKING: Steve Jobs Died Happy Knowing Palin Would Not Be the Next President....
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
who is steve jobs?

i trolll

apparently apple stock is rising, my friends joked about it saying that "nobody liked him anyway, now the company can finally grow"
Forum: General Talk 10-05-2011, 09:25 AM  
Occupy Wall Street
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 344
Views: 26,387
so you think only poor people need to protest?

you think if things continue as they are, that everything is going to just pan out?

if paradigms are not changed now, then you will be in their shoes 5-10 years from now, but it will be too late
Forum: General Talk 10-05-2011, 07:09 AM  
Fun with gerrymandering...
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
i like those policies and would support them
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2011, 02:31 PM  
VIDEO: The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 15
Views: 1,903
great video

i think one of the most important points to take home is that in more and more relationships, 1 person cannot support a 4 person family (2 adult 2 children)

and housings costs at this point are just silly :/
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2011, 07:34 AM  
Sometimes Some People Here Really Tick Me Off...
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 34
Views: 3,441
To this day when the words left and right are being thrown around they don't connect in my head, no matter how many definitions I read the associations don't link in my mind.

almost like when someone asks you what time it is and if you look at an analog watch you can't seem to figure out what time it is :/

people get so hung up on the labels that they will inevitably be caught contradicting themselves at some point, which only makes matters worse

so better to just speak your mind and not represent any one party or ideal, that's just extremism :D :D:D:D
Forum: General Talk 10-03-2011, 12:37 PM  
Sometimes Some People Here Really Tick Me Off...
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 34
Views: 3,441
i'm doing more journalism courses and i figure this is a good place to catch some decent conversations

it's amazing how bland the minds of my classmates are (granted i'm about 4-5 years senior), but whenever the teacher asks a question, the class remains silent, and many times i feel like i'm just having a two person conversation.

a critical mind needs good exercise!
Forum: General Talk 10-03-2011, 10:39 AM  
Sometimes Some People Here Really Tick Me Off...
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 34
Views: 3,441
It's like i never left, this place is awesome!
Forum: General Talk 10-03-2011, 09:58 AM  
Occupy Wall Street
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 344
Views: 26,387
gotta love RT news

gooo russia :D :D :D
Forum: General Talk 09-29-2011, 07:17 AM  
New Obama plan to tax wealthiest
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 126
Views: 10,059
Forum: General Talk 09-28-2011, 11:09 AM  
Sex as a battering ram?
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
i think some people just never really had great sex :)
Forum: General Talk 09-27-2011, 07:24 AM  
Occupy Wall Street
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 344
Views: 26,387
Forum: General Talk 09-26-2011, 03:10 PM  
Lifestyle Choice Game
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 16
Views: 2,279
197 bucks left at end of month and my kid got to do all the fun stuff..
Forum: General Talk 09-26-2011, 01:47 PM  
Occupy Wall Street
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 344
Views: 26,387
Forum: General Talk 09-26-2011, 12:52 PM  
Occupy Wall Street
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 344
Views: 26,387

80 Arrested as Financial District Protest Moves North -

for years Cops don't do shit about city homeless, and now they create rules to effectively kick out "squatters"

"New rules posted in the park on Saturday seemed aimed at the protesters. In addition to bicycle riding, camping gear and sleeping bags were now also banned."
Forum: General Talk 09-26-2011, 12:46 PM  
Occupy Wall Street
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 344
Views: 26,387
write to your local editors

write to your gov reps

ask them why this is not being distributed through mainstream media!

spread the word

i was surprised that no one in my office was aware of this, NO ONE, even my buddy that's a hardened economist

they are keeping a lid on this

let it out, spread the word

Forum: General Talk 05-24-2011, 08:49 AM  
Hells Angels not a Criminal Organization
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 3
Views: 2,555
i love the justice system!

Hells Angels beat organized crime charges after marathon trial -

"In his closing remarks to the jury, Bottomley also argued that “there's a very significant difference between a criminal organization and an organization that has some criminals in it.”

If you like riding bikes and wearing leather, go nuts, but for the top courts to conclude that Hells Angels is your typical run of the mill family get together is a slap in the face.

I mean sure, not everyone in the "club" is a criminal, but there is a reason why the clubs top tier members are in court.

The continued existence of such a club structure will help to protect those criminals from direct prosecution and surveillance.

But i guess it's all about being politically correct nowdays.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-09-2011, 08:30 AM  
Will lenses perform better on K7 than Kx?
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 15
Views: 3,913
the K7 uses the same sensor as the K20D (ie, old) , the K-X had a brand new sensor

it is in fact better
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-23-2011, 01:01 PM  
mystery speed film
Posted By Gooshin
Replies: 9
Views: 2,545
i found a roll of film that i never developed, it is a fuji neopan 400.

however the mystery is that i THINK i did some crazy pushing with this film, and for the life of me i can't remember if it was 800, 1600, or even 3200

i'm thinking i tell the shop to develop at 1600 and just wing it? If i ask them to develop at 1000-1200 would they even bother? I dont think shops nowdays want anything outside standard procedure.
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