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While looking at a list of Fortune 500 companies — American companies ranked by annual revenues — I noticed something odd at the top of the list that made me shudder.

Five of the ten biggest companies in America are Fannie Mae, General Electric,  Berkshire Hathaway, General Motors and Bank of America.  Anything strike you as not-quite-right on that list?

These are companies which have become intimately tied to American government; either run by our government or in bed with our government.  And what do they call it when governments and corporations work hand in hand to control wealth and power, and pick winners and losers?  They call that fascism.

“Fascists have an agenda that is primarily economic. As the Free Dictionary notes, fascism/corporatism is ‘an attempt to create a ‘modern’ version of feudalism by merging the ‘corporate’ interests with those of the state.’ ” — The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: “It Can Happen Here” by Thom Hartmann

And while the aforementioned article has a secondary goal of casting aspersions on Republicans, it’s pretty obvious that Democrats with fascist inclinations are equally effective in destroying free markets, the very basis of capitalism.

Here are some examples of the intricate and warped corporate/government interactions of those five powerhouse Fortune 500 companies:

A Portfolio of Companies Tied to Obama I won’t Invest In – Page 1 – Crista Huff – Townhall Finance

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Rumors have been floating around the internet for the past week or so that Obama signed NDAA into law before  Christmas. Well, he didn’t. But that doesn’t really matter now, because today he did.
According to the ACLU, President Barack Obama just signed one of the most controversial bills into law since the Patriot Act. The sad part is that neither the House nor the Senate nor Obama seemed to think it was all that controversial, as it passed overwhelmingly in both the House and the Senate, and the president just signed it (even though he had at one time threatened to veto).
 
In case you haven’t heard, H.R. 1540: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 or NDAA, is not your typical defense spending bill. It gives authority to the president (or perhaps it’d be more fitting to call him king or ruler at this point) to order the military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without official charge or trial on the mere suspicion of being a terrorist or linked to a terrorist organization.

Obama signs NDAA into law, dismantles Bill of Rights – Salt Lake City Independent | Examiner.com

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United Nations climate envoys have proposed the creation of a global “climate court” that would be responsible for enforcing a sprawling set of rules requiring developed countries to cut emissions while compensating poorer countries in order to pay off a “historical climate debt.”
The proposals are contained in a draft document pieced together for the climate conference in Durban, South Africa. Representatives at the conference are struggling to come up with a compromise that negotiators from 194 nations can agree on.
But the draft document, one of many floating around the conference, gives a glimpse into the long-term vision some nations hold for the creation of an international legal framework on climate change.
In the bowels of the document is a provision calling for “an international climate court of justice.”

U.N. Floats Global ‘Climate Court’ To Enforce Emissions Rules | Fox News

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Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home.

During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam. read more

 

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