TOP TIER INVESTMENT SHAREHOLDERS ARE GLOBAL BANKING INSTITUTIONS AND GLOBAL CORPORATIONS----THEY OWN 89% OF THIS ONE MEDIA CORPORATION FOR EXAMPLE.
While below they are saying 88million people own WARNER via shares----those shares can disappear anytime those top tier shareholders say so.
WE DO NOT OWN THESE MEDIA CORPORATIONS.
'Warner Bros. is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Time Warner Inc. is a publicly traded company. 89% of its shares are owned by institutional and mutual fund owners. For example, the largest single amount of shares (5.34%) is allocated to the The Vanguard Group Inc. and distributed into brokerage and retirement accounts (e.g. 401(k)) all over the country.
That means about 88 million Americans might own a portion of Warner Bros. and not even know it'.
Hanna Barbera DEFUNCT in 2001 when CNN buys them out. What generally happens with a nations' sovereign cultural arts is this: the PATENT expires and those images become open to all 99% of sovereign citizens to enjoy and create more cultural arts surrounding that nations' sovereign history. US 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE are watching and allowing those cultural arts to be literally stolen by global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS.
'CNN was founded by Ted Turner who also created an impressive list of other stations including Turner Network Television (TNT), Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS), Headline News, and Cartoon Network'.
One of the most controversial actions after WW2 came from sovereign Western European nations fighting to get their CULTURAL ARTS AND MEDIA back from HITLER'S MILITARY confiscations.
A SOVEREIGN NATION WANTS CONTROL OF ITS ARTS, MEDIA, AND CULTURAL HISTORY.
No information Hanna-Barbera Productions was an animation studio that impacted and dominated television since it was founded in 1957. By William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and George Sidney. Also under the names of Hanna-Barbera Entertainment, Inc. and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. It's Main function was to produce films and commercials. It went on to provide a powerful and lasting impact on television animation. It is officially considered the very first major animation studio to successfully produce cartoons exclusively for television. Furthermore, a great many of the characters originally created by Hanna and Barbera for the small screen have crossed the boundaries into film, books, toys, and all manner of other media, becoming virtually ubiquitous as cultural icons.
Hanna-Barbera Productions is currently revived company used to market properties and productions associated with the studio's "classic" works such as Yogi Bear and Jonny Quest. In 2005, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled a bronze wall sculpture of Hanna and Barbera and their characters, honoring the duo's work in television and film.
Meeting (1939) Comedy writer Bill Hanna and cartoonist Joe Barbera's careers merged in 1939, when both were working in the Cartoon Department at MGM Studios. Their first joint effort was a Tom and Jerry cartoon entitled, "Puss Gets the Boot" (1940). Seventeen years of Tom and Jerry episodes were to follow. The studio abruptly closed its cartoon unit in 1957, preferring re-runs to new material, nearly two decades after Hanna and Barbera began working at MGM.
New beginnng (1957) in 1957 Hanna, Barbera, and live-action director George Sidney decided to try their collaborative hand at creating material for television. Having gained a solid reputation as film animators, the two successfully approached Columbia's Screen Gems television studio with a storyboard for Ruff and Reddy, a cartoon tale about two pals, a dog and a cat. The success of Ruff and Reddy as wrap-around segments for recycled movie cartoons (including Tom and Jerry) proved to be the beginning of a lengthy career in television animation.
The company was originally formed in 1957 by former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (creators of Tom and Jerry) and live-action director George Sidney in partnership with Columbia Pictures' Screen Gems television division. Over the next four decades, the studio produced many successful animated television shows, including The Flintstones, The Yogi Bear Show, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Top Cat, among others. The studio also produced several theatrical films, short subjects, telefilms, specials and commercials, earning Hanna-Barbera eight Emmys, a Golden Globe Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among other merits.
In the mid-1980s, the company's fortunes began to decline after the profitability of Saturday morning cartoons was eclipsed by weekday afternoon syndication. In late 1991, the company was purchased by Turner Broadcasting System, who used much of the H-B back catalog to program its new channel, Cartoon Network. Both Hanna and Barbera went into semi-retirement after Turner purchased the company, continuing to serve as mentors and creative consultants.
From 1991, Hanna-Barbera Productions, now a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, boasted a library of several thousand cartoon episodes. Hanna-Barbera accounted for the bulk of the programming on Turner's Cartoon Network cable service. Since the 1970s Hanna-Barbera has produced, in addition to the cartoons, a number of films and specials for television including The Gathering (1977), The Stone Fox (1987), and Going Bananas (1984), as well as live-action feature films including The Jetsons: The Movie (1990), The Pagemaster (1994) and The Flintstones (1994). In 1994 the company was renamed Hanna-Barbera Cartoons.
Turner/Time Warner Merger (1996)
During the mid-1990s, Hanna-Barbera began producing original programming for Cartoon Network, including Cartoon Cartoons shows such as Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, I am Weasel, and The Powerpuff Girls. In 1996, Turner merged with Time Warner, and Hanna-Barbera became a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Animation. With William Hanna's death in 2001, the studio was absorbed into its parent, and the spinoff Cartoon Network Studios continued the projects for Cartoon Network output. Joseph Barbera continued to work for Warner Bros. Animation until his death in 2006.
Legacy The long and productive partnership between William Hanna and Joseph Barbera has yielded some of television's most successful and enduring programs. Cartoon series such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and The Huckleberry Hound Show are as popular with audiences today as they were when first shown. While this is evidence of the timeless entertainment value of animated programming, it also reflects the astute business sense of Hanna and Barbera and their ability to recognize trends in the entertainment industry. After decades of exposure to audiences worldwide, many individual Hanna-Barbera animated characters have become so familiar to audiences that they have transcended their original program contexts to some extent. Two obvious examples are the Flintstones and Scooby-Doo characters, which have achieved international recognition through television series, specials, theatrical film, and their display on every imaginable consumer product (most licensed by Hanna-Barbera).
Who financed all of US cultural arts and films? Global banking 1%------not our US sovereign banks. Who finances British, French, Italian, Swedish cultural arts and films? Sovereign banks because they are tied to being global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS.
So, today all our US history in cultural arts and films/TV are being sold or owned by overseas OLD WORLD KINGS global corporations which can at any time make them DISAPPEAR.
US HISTORY AND CULTURAL ARTS------
SORRY, ALL THAT DISAPPEARED.
Finally, we state again what was our US national PUBLIC MEDIA already captured by global banking 1% with CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA taking all discussions to far-right wing ONE WORLD for only the global 1% these few decades is going officially to ONE WORLD ONE GLOBAL TED TALK format replacing NPR-----APM---National Public Radio----American Public Media. So, these US NATIONAL media outlets are now being enfolded into the global platform TED TALKS which LOVES GOOGLE and will be found only on the GOOGLE INTERNET PROVIDER.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS AS REGARDS US MEDIA, JOURNALISM, NEWS----AND IT IS ALL MYTH-MAKING AND PROPAGANDA MOVING FORWARD DURING PRE-WEIMAR GERMANY CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Google.
Video playlists about Google
Internet origin stories
8 talks • 2h 3m
Where would we be without the Internet?
These talks share how some of the most beloved parts of the web came to be'.
'Chris Anderson, Head of TED, stops by Google Chicago for a fireside chat with Google's Jim Lecinski, VP - Sales & Service. Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. His exciting and informative new book TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking serves as Anderson’s instruction manual from his 15 years of working with many of the world’s most impactful speakers'.
NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG suggest I listen to more ON THE MEDIA tied to NPR-----I said NO THANKS-----I want REAL INFORMATION not far-right wing global banking 1% PROPAGANDA.
TED X----TED TALKS are basically taking over all UK AND US public media outlets like BBC/NPR/National Public TELEVISION. Without coincidence they are promoting and positioning themselves onto GLOBAL GOOGLE.
All of UNITED NATIONS are far-right wing global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS ----European, Asian, Arabic morphing from global neo-liberalism to global corporate MARXISM......installing DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE Foreign Economic Zones in each nation.
This has nothing to do with US----MOVING FORWARD taking US to colonial status.
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He paints himself to disappear into backgrounds, becoming a ghost-like presence in his images. (Watch his TED Talk, “The invisible man.”) It’s a trick of the eye designed to make a point. In his latest piece, “The Future,” he aims to raise awareness about the United Nations’ Global Goals'.
This has nothing to do with US----MOVING FORWARD taking US to colonial status.....remember, Trinity Evangelical Divinity is source of all those FAKE 5% religious freemason/Greek players killing our REAL religions filling communities with spying and surveillance as was done in pre-WW2.................
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Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is a broadly evangelical seminary community united around the gospel of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We offer educational programs that prepare men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world in many global & vocational contexts, such as counseling,...
Both pre-Weimar Germany----as too in all Western European nations ---and pre-USSR Russia had this same CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA capture and consolidation of all sovereign media outlets-------which then filled all outlets available to 99% of German and USSR citizens all this same PROPAGANDA and myth-making we are hearing today inside US-----complete with all those far-right wing global banking 5% civil unrest civil war players pretending we all HATE EACH POPULATION GROUP.
Below we see what was then NOSY NEIGHBOR AND THE GANG making sovereign citizens into SEX TRADE illegal black market PORN -----that same sexual decadence.
'THE SEXUAL DECADENCE OF WEIMAR GERMANY
Agree with many parallels between Weimar Germany and the USA of today. After Weimar Germany there was the renewal by the NSDAP & Hitler plus the so called holocaust. Many jews survived the “holocaust” The Germans after all had a sense of morality even if some might doubt it.(compare German History to America History)'.
Who did this last century in Western and Eastern Europe as too in US?
GLOBAL BANKING 1% OLD WORLD KINGS----KNIGHTS OF MALTA---TRIBE OF JUDAH killing 99% of REAL Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Hindi-Buddhist citizens.
Whether we discuss pre-Weimar Western Europe or today's CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA sacking and looting---raping and pillaging our US sovereignty taking US to colonial status for global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS---KNIGHTS OF MALTA TRIBE OF JUDAH-----or whether we are discussing the goal of ending all Western religions with the FLIPPING of EARTH'S economic axis from Western Hemisphere to Eastern Hemisphere--------
there is no clear-cut way to explain who are the US-------and who is the THEM.
As we educate often, the medieval ages had the royal NOBLES rise up against the all-powerful KINGS who happened to be tied to CATHOLIC CHURCH since all POPES came from royal families. Those OLD WORLD KINGS not religious---they used religion to expand wealth and power.
The MAGNA CARTA was a result of KINGS forced to give some power to NOBLES. Later, AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT gave that power to 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
OLD WORLD KINGS of course were never happy about all that JAZZ so, they created secret societies to undermine all those PESKY NOBLES and 99% thinking they had power.
Today, after several decades of MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS are very close to ending any and all that POWER-SHARING---returning to TOTAL POWER for OLD WORLD KINGS----ergo, TOTALITARIANISM.
DEEP, DEEP REALLY DEEP STATE and all this ONE WORLD ONE ENERGY/TECHNOLOGY GRID WITH ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAS GOAL OF GLOBAL 1% NOT NEEDING THOSE PESKY 5% FREEMASON/GREEK PLAYERS ---OR THOSE DASTARDLY GLOBAL 2% NOBLES.
This why we say over and again-those global 5% freemason/Greek players helping to bring down our US sovereignty will be going under the bus. These FREEMASONRY/GREEK ORGANIZATIONS are going to be eliminated------
DARK AGES Western Europe was brutal because OLD WORLD KINGS were brutal and OLD WORLD KINGS sent in those to be POPES. Who knows what a small 'c' catholic church without OLD WORLD KINGS would look like---probably not continuous wars-----brutal and killing civil societies over and over and over.
Freemasons and their craft:
What Catholics should know
To see why the Catholic Church has strongly and repeatedly condemned membership in Freemasonry or any of its allied movements requires a glance at Masonic teachings and history.
February 7, 2017 Sandra Miesel History 132 Print
Left: The Masonic Square and Compasses (us.fotolia.com/Serj Siz`kov); right: Pope Leo XIII, who denounced the Masonic Lodge as “a deceitful and crafty enemy" (Wikipedia).
Many Catholics view Freemasonry as a dangerous—even Satanic—conspiracy founded to destroy the Faith. On the other hand, the Craft likes to present itself as “an ancient Order dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God.” Some of the “Brethren” may take that description seriously, depending on which room of the Masonic edifice they inhabit. But the Lodge has many suites, annexes, and outbuildings whose inmates are not necessarily fraternal towards each other, much less filial towards God.
The basic unit of “regular” Freemasonry is the Blue (or Craft) Lodge, which “works” (imparts) the three traditional degrees—Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master. Initiation is the main business of a local Masonic Temple. Members learn grips, signs, and rituals. They re-enact their central myth, the death and resurrection of Hiram Abiff, legendary builder of Solomon’s Temple. With one exception, American local Lodges are grouped in state Grand Lodges that are recognized by the Mother Lodge in London. Master Mason’s wives can join the Order of the Eastern Star, their daughters Job’s Daughters or the Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and their sons the Order of the De Molay.
A fervent minority of Anglo-American Masons acquire additional degrees teaching more sophisticated symbolism in separate organizations called Appendant Bodies that are not controlled by the Mother Lodge. These are the York Rite (10 more grades) and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (30 more grades) which is subdivided into Northern and Southern Jurisdictions. Holders of the highest degrees in either Rite are eligible to join the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners) for philanthropy and fun.
Origins and early history
The Craft originated in the British Isles and the overwhelming majority of its members still live in English-speaking countries. According to the Masonic Service Association, there are about 1.2 million Freemasons in the United States, down from a high of 4 million in 1958. Far fewer men in Latin countries belong to the separate Grand Orient system, whose components are not usually recognized by the Mother Lodge. Many fewer still practice forms of “fringe Masonry” such as Co-Masonry, which enrolls both men and women. Prince Hall Lodges, originally for black men, are generally considered “irregular” by American Masons.
To see why the Catholic Church has strongly and repeatedly condemned membership in Freemasonry or any of its allied movements requires a glance at Masonic teachings and history. Freemasons pretend to preserve ancient secrets handed down from Solomon’s builders and pagan mystery cults via the medieval Knights Templar. Some have even identified Adam, Noah, and St. John the Evangelist as Brother Masons. The Craft claims to offer “Light” unobtainable elsewhere that will perfect the initiate and improve society. Their foremost modern commentator, Henry Wilson Coil, describes Freemasonry as “a system of morality and social ethics, a primitive religion, and a philosophy of life.”
But the real origin of the Craft, as Masonic historians now admit, lies in Renaissance esotericism, injected into the guild traditions developed by medieval stoneworkers. Spurred by interest in the symbolic possibilities of architecture, men who were not professional stonemasons (“non-operatives”) began joining workmen’s lodges in Scotland in the 1590s. These fellowships had just been turned into permanent organizations by the king’s chief builder, a Catholic named William Schaw. Professor David Stevenson has amply documented this transformation in The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland’s century 1590-1710 (Cambridge University Press, 1988).
Lodges of “nonoperative” Freemasons appeared in England in the 1640s, attracting gentry and intellectuals of varying religions to the Craft. In 1717, four London Lodges united as the Grand Lodge of England, which issued constitutions in 1723 and became the Mother Lodge of all regular Masons. Spreading throughout the world, Freemasonry reached the Continent by 1721 and America by 1730. Exiled Scottish supporters of the Catholic Stuarts brought the Craft to France, where it proved especially popular among aristocrats and men receptive to the Enlightenment.
The Lodge’s initial appeal was as a place for men of different faiths to socialize and speculate in peace, for discussing religion and politics was forbidden. Haydn, Mozart, and many other luminaries joined. But avoiding sectarian disputes inevitably pushed Freemasonry towards mere Deism. Its seldom-mentioned God was the Great Architect of the Universe, reachable by reason alone. Belief in a Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul was all that was required of eighteenth-century regular Freemasons.
English and Northern European Freemasonry retained these vague beliefs and functioned as a lowest-common-denominator religion “in which all men agree.” They even displayed the Bible during their rituals as the “Volume of the Sacred Law.” They were staunch supporters of the prevailing social establishment. Until recently, they dominated politics, the professions, the military, finance, and even the police. Prior to Prince Charles, many English royals were keen Masons as were some Anglican bishops. Martin Short’s Inside the Brotherhood: Further Secrets of the Freemasons is a good survey of their influence in the United Kingdom.
During the American Revolution, more Masons were Loyalists than Patriots but these did include such Founding Fathers as Washington, Franklin, Hancock, Hamilton, and Monroe. (John Adams, however, denounced the Craft.) Surprisingly, Freemasonry also enrolled Daniel Carroll, one of only two Catholics at the Constitutional Convention, brother of America’s first bishop, Archbishop John Carroll of Baltimore, and cousin of Charles Carroll, the only Catholic who signed the Declaration of Independence. In the Carrolls’ defense, papal condemnations of Freemasonry had not yet been officially proclaimed in America.
The 1826 disappearance of a New York man who had revealed the Crafts’s secrets sparked a brief outburst of anti-Masonic feeling but the Lodges were soon popular again. Over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American Catholics suffered from the Craft’s hostility as American Freemasons turned Nativist and anti-Catholic. They were conspicuous in both the original and the revived Ku Klux Klan. The Knights of Columbus, founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882, offered Catholics an alternative to the Lodge.
American Masons came to hold disproportionate power at all levels of government, including the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. They led the fight against parochial schools and demanded absolute separation of Church and State. Networks of influence among Masons stifled competition from outsiders in business and the professions. Lodge membership became a badge of middle-class Protestant respectability at the peak of Freemasonry’s popularity, 1920-1960.
Freemasonry and anti-Catholicism
Meanwhile, the Grand Orient Lodges of France, Iberia, and Latin America were building a far grimmer anti-Catholic edifice. They attracted men hostile to both Church and State who found Masonic structures and secrecy useful for political subversion. Masons were prominent in the French Revolution and the Irish rising of 1798. They helped lead the South American revolts against Spain as well as the unification of Italy. Discarding even the pretense of Deism, Grand Orient Lodges ceased to revere the Bible or any Volume of Sacred Law. They dominated the bitterly anti-clerical French Third Republic (1870-1940) that confiscated all Church property in France. They persecuted and slaughtered Catholics after the Mexican Revolution and during the Spanish Civil War. Even in today’s European Union, Masons favor radical secularization.
Outraged by these activities, conspiracy-minded Catholics have claimed that they are all part of a vast “Judeo-Masonic plot” that also created Communism. Works by the prolific Irish priest, Fr. Denis Fahey, such as The Kingdom of Christ and Organized Naturalism (1943) are typical of such material. They argue that Old Testament references and Hebrew words in Lodge rituals prove Jewish origins of the Craft. But the founders of Freemasonry were Christians Scots and its Constitutions were prepared by a Protestant clergyman. Not only is Marxism an entirely different entity, Communist regimes have always suppressed Masonry, as did Hitler and Mussolini. The Craft, however, could be criticized as an influence or template for Theosophy, some themes in New Age thought, and Wicca as developed by Gerald Gardner.
Fear of “Judeo-Masonry” and its ilk clouds analysis of the Craft’s intrinsic and irremediable flaws: Relativism and Naturalism. Blue Lodge Freemasonry treats all religions alike but inferior to the “Light” it offers to its select Brethren. They trust reason alone, not supernatural revelation. But Christians know that salvation comes from the real Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus, not the dubious legend of Hiram Abiff.
Furthermore, the higher degrees of Masonry’s Appendant Bodies are frankly blasphemous. The Royal Arch Degree of the York Rite reveals that the true name of God is JAH-BUL-ON, a fusion of the Hebrew Jaweh (Yaweh) with the names of pagan gods Baal and Osiris. The Scottish Rite’s eighteenth degree (Rose Croix) reinterprets the Cross and its I.N.R.I inscription as pagan symbols. A candidate for the thirtieth degree (Knight Kadosh) must trample the papal tiara crying: “Down with Imposture!” He vows to propagate light and overthrow “superstition, fanaticism, imposture, and intolerance,” qualities implicitly identified with Christianity, especially Catholic Christianity. The best Catholic apologetics work against the Lodge is Christianity and American Freemasonry(Ignatius Press) by William J. Whalen.
From the time Freemasonry penetrated Europe, the Catholic Church has watched and warned against it. In 1738, Pope Clement XII condemned the Craft for its reliance on mere natural virtue while ignoring Christ’s unique role as Savior. Pope Clement also denounced the rash, blood-curdling oaths demanded of members to protect trivial Lodge secrets. Ironically, those precious secrets are anything but secret. All the details have been revealed numerous times, for example in ex-Mason Walton Hannah’s Darkness Visible: A Christian Appraisal of Freemasonry.
Pope Clement decreed that Catholics who joined the Masons were excommunicated with reconciliation reserved to the pope. Unfortunately, this had little effect because the rule was not published in every country, nor was it taken seriously where it was published. Eight subsequent popes had to repeat the message, most forcefully Leo XIII in his 1884 encyclical, Humanum genus. Denouncing the Lodge as “a deceitful and crafty enemy,” Pope Leo declared: “Let no man think that he may for any reason whatsoever join the Masonic sect, if he values his Catholic name and his eternal salvation as he ought to value them.” This stern prohibition was included in the 1917 Code of Canon Law.
After the Second Vatican Council, however, the long antagonism between the Church and the Lodge seemed to be easing. A reinterpretation of the anti-Masonic canons in 1974 led some Catholics to think that only Masonic groups actively plotting against the Church were forbidden to them.
REMEMBER, IT WAS POST-EISENHOWER ERA AND 1970S NIXON WHEN GLOBAL BANKING ONE WORLD TOOK A HARD HOLD ON AMERICA-----ERGO, 1974 RE-INTERPRETATION WOULD BE TIMED TO SACKING AND LOOTING------RAPE AND PILLAGING DONE BY 5% FREEMASON/GREEKS.
This liberalization was sadly ill-timed. Some notable Freemasons had been conspiring against the Vatican through its bank. In March of 1981, two of Pope Paul VI’s top financial advisors—known all along as Masons—were unmasked as members of a secret Lodge called Propaganda Due (P2) that was preparing a fascist takeover of Italy. Both men later died mysteriously, probably murdered. The Vatican lost 240 million dollars with the collapse of its bank.
The P2 Lodge, which was a scam on Italian Grand Orient Masonry as well as the Church, enrolled 953 members including high ranking figures in government, the military, security services, academe, business, law, media, and finance. None were churchmen. Although an argument from silence does not completely debunk the existence of Ecclesiastical Masonry, a bugaboo so dear to Italians and Radical Traditionalists, the evidence is suggestive.
Coincidentally or otherwise, Rome had already been having second thoughts. Just before the P2 scandal broke, local bishops had been warned in 1981 that they had no authority to judge the character of local Masonic associations and relax the old strictures. Although the new Code of Canon Law issued in 1983 did not mention the Craft or similar groups by name, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith firmly reiterated the old ban on 26 November, 1983: “The Church’s negative position on Masonic associations therefore remains unaltered since their principles have always been regarded as irreconcilable with the Church’s doctrine.” Pope John Paul II ordered this rule incorporated in Church law. The bishops of the United States reported the same conclusion in 1985: one cannot be both a Catholic and a Freemason.
Numerous other Christian bodies also condemn Freemasonry, including many Lutherans, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Baptists, and Orthodox followers of the Holy Synod of Greece. Even the Mormons, originally influenced by Masonry, condemn the Craft.
The Catholic Church and the Lodge can never be reconciled. Freemasonry teaches a rival religion of Naturalism, whether it plots, persecutes, blasphemes, engages in philanthropy, or behaves politely. It treats all religions as equal but inferior to its own Gnostic wisdom. Alas, the vaunted profundity on offer never manifests itself from the shadows of secrecy. Even after a man has taken every degree known in the Masonic mansion, he will be no more enlightened than when he began, but considerably farther from the true Light. The Great Architect the Universe of Deism and Freemasonry is not the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—of Christians.
REMEMBER, whoever owns the MEDIA -----writes HISTORY. Our US history is being REVISED as fast as CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA global banking neo-liberals neo-cons can-------THE HISTORY CHANNEL ---black media stations including OPRAH -----are now enfolded into global media corporations and people thinking only about how these ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT can make them RICHER-----they are not tied to what is ALL-AMERICAN CULTURE black, white, and brown cultural arts and humanities HISTORY.
'Who owns BET - answers.com
You are probably not thinking of BET because that is owned by Viacom, not an individual and before that was owned by an African-American gentleman named Robert L. Johnson'.
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A&E Networks - Wikipedia
A&E Television Networks, LLC, doing business as A+E Networks, is an American broadcasting company that is a joint venture between Hearst Communications and Disney Media Networks, a unit of The Walt Disney Company. The company owns several non-fiction and entertainment-based television brands, including its namesake A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, and their associated sister channels, and holds stakes in or licenses their international branches.
Who owns the History Channel? - Democratic Underground
According to Wikipedia, it's part of the A&E network of channels, who are owned by Hearst, ABC, and NBC Universal combined. The A&E Network is a cable and satellite television network based in New York, New York, USA.
The History Channel? Historical Content by Show [CHART]
The History Channel is a television network that was originally intended to air programs about history. But then the producers shrugged and said, "Eh." Just The Facts. The History Channel used to be known for the disproportionate attention they gave to Nazis. Then they changed their motto to "History: Made Every Day."
Media conglomerates: The Big 6These six media companies are known as The Big 6.
While independent media outlets still exist (and there are a lot of them), the major outlets are almost all owned by these six conglomerates.
To be clear, "media" in this context does not refer just to news outlets — it refers to any medium that controls the distribution of information.
So here, "media" includes 24-hour news stations, newspapers, publishing houses, Internet utilities, and even video game developers.
With that in mind, let's take a look at each of The Big 6, who control them, and what they own.
The 6 Companies That Own (almost) All MediaMedia Conglomerate #1: National AmusementsUnless you're directly involved in business and / or entertainment, you've probably never heard of National Amusements before.
The company owns movie theaters throughout the world — about 950 total — but it owns much more than just movie theaters.
NA's huge collection of properties is staggering. Whether they own a company entirely, possess majority shares, or even own minority voting shares, the scope of NA's reach is enormous for a company that's known less than its subsidiaries.
To start our look at NA, let's check out one of the biggest names in modern business — Sumner Redstone.
Head: Sumner RedstoneSumner Redstone is current owner of National Amusements and all of its properties. While his daughter Shari has the title of President, Sumner Redstone retains most of the control over the company.
NA was first founded by Sumner Redstone's father Michael Redstone, making National Amusements one of the most powerful and successful corporate dynasties in the United States.
None of the Redstones publish their salaries. After all, National Amusements is a private company.
However, finance experts can guess at Sumner Redstone's overall net worth.
His net worth refers to the total financial value of what Sumner Redstone owns, minus any outstanding debts.
As he nears his 94th birthday in 2017, Sumner Redstone (and his estate) is worth an estimated $4.6 billion, according to Forbes.
While a decent amount of that value comes from his stake in National Amusements, much more of it comes from the companies that he owns.
TV and Film AssetsThe most famous assets of National Amusements are almost all Viacom and CBS properties.
Combined, they make up the lion's share of NA's television and film acquisitions.
Still, that's only a portion of what NA owns.
Print AssetsNational Amusements has a modest collection of print publishers, but they're pretty well-known.
The most well-known is Simon and Schuster, which National Amusements acquired when it purchased Viacom in 1999.
Video Game AssetsAlong with other entertainment assets, National Amusements controls CBS Games.
Since its acquisition, CBS Games has rebranded to CBS Interactive, which now controls well-known gaming websites that we'll look at next.
Internet AssetsWith CBS Interactive, National Amusements controls giant chunks of the video game news and sports news industries.
These brands include GameSpot, metacritic, c|net, and 247-Sports.
Media Conglomerate #2: DisneyDisney is probably the most well-known media name on this list.
The company has a hand in just about every medium in the world from children's cinema to sports.
When it comes to television and film, there's a good chance you're watching something owned by the Disney company — even if it doesn't have Disney's name.
They own so, so much.
Let's start with the company's leader.
Head: Bob IgerDisney announced Bob Iger as CEO on March 13, 2005, following the departure of Michael Eisner.
Since then, Iger has run a campaign of mergers and acquisitions to expand Disney into an even greater media powerhouse, especially with the acquisition of Marvel ($4 billion) and Lucasfilm ($4 billion).
His published salary is $44.9 million. That breaks down to:
- $1.73 million per paycheck
- $172,692.32 per day
- $21,586.54 per hour
Why does Iger make so much money?
He (technically) oversees all of the following companies.
TV and Film AssetsFirst, let's look at the bread and butter of Disney — television and film.
Considering they have theme parks built to their entertainment assets, it's clear that Disney is best known for its TV and film properties.
There are so many different companies that you really just have to see it for yourself.
Print AssetsDisney's print assets are a mix of proprietary publishers, Lucasfilm acquisitions, and Marvel properties.
The mix gives Disney a controlling interest in massive publishing niches, especially comic books and science fiction novels.
Disney also owns ESPN, which has its own publishing arm for all things sports.
Video Game AssetsFinally, Disney owns a few video game assets.
They're not huge, but they're enough to keep Disney mildly competitive and up-to-date in the video game industry (especially mobile gaming).
GameStar, a subsidiary of Disney Interactive Studios, is one of the best-known video game developers bought by Disney.
Media Conglomerate #3: TimeWarnerAt the time of publication (11/7/16), it's possible that ATandT will soon buy TimeWarner for around $80 billion.
If that happens, ATandT will acquire everything below and more.
In the meantime, let's take a more in-depth look at TimeWarner and what it owns.
Head: Jeff BewkesJeff Bewkes is the CEO of TimeWarner. He makes $32.5 million per year.
That works out to:
- $1.25 million per paycheck
- $125,000 per work day
- $15,625 per hour
As the head of TimeWarner, he's responsible for all of the following companies.
TV and Film AssetsTimeWarner owns an incredible amount of television and film properties.
The most famous is probably Warner Brothers Animation Studios, which owns properties like Looney Tunes.
Along with that, TimeWarner has joint ventures in The CW and Hulu, along with ultra-niche TV programming for medical waiting rooms.
TimeWarner has also played a big role in comic book adaptations into movies, most notably with Batman.
Last, TimeWarner's HBO branch achieved global renown with its runaway fantasy drama Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.
Needless to say, TimeWarner's television and film branches — including joint ventures like Hulu and CW — are doing pretty well these days.
Print AssetsOn top of its incredible TV and movies, TimeWarner also controls several big-name print assets, including TIME (obviously).
InvestmentsTimeWarner has one of the most diverse investment portfolios of any media company.
Their investments act as controlling interests in lots of companies, some of which aren't related to media.
But no matter what they are, each investment gives TimeWarner a stronger foothold in media.
Video Game AssetsAs the owner of DC Comics, Looney Tunes, and tons of other fictional characters, it makes sense that TimeWarner owns a list of accomplished video game studios.
The most well-known is probably NetherRealm, which owns and publishes the controversial (and popular) Mortal Kombat series.
They also own Rocksteady, which is responsible for many of the latest Batman games.
Music AssetsTimeWarner doesn't own a lot in music, but they have enough to ensure musical support for their other properties.
WaterTower Music might be the better-known business of the two enterprises, but Warner Music Group is still an essential part of the TimeWarner brand.
Internet AssetsFinally, TimeWarner is the first company on our list that also acts as an Internet service provider.
TimeWarner Cable is a major ISP in the United States, and it regularly competes with Comcast.
While its reputation differs from person to person, TimeWarner Cable is wildly profitable, and it's become a major pillar of TimeWarner's success.
Media Conglomerate #4: ComcastComcast is one of the few remaining Internet service providers in the United States. They also provide cable television and phone services to residential and business customers.
In 2013, Comcast expanded its reach into entertainment by purchasing NBC and pretty much all of its properties.
While most people know NBC as just a television station, it also has major stakes in media companies around the world.
That makes Comcast a major contender in global media, especially in the United States.
Head: Brian L. RobertsBrian L. Roberts became President of Comcast in 1990, back when the company only earned $657 million in annual revenue.
That may sound like a ridiculous figure to use with the term "only," but under Roberts' leadership, the company now earns $74.5 billion annually.
As a result, Roberts is compensated well. He earns $40.8 million per year, which works out to:
- $1.57 million per paycheck
- $156,923.04 per work day
- $19,615.38 per hour
TV and Film AssetsWith the acquisition of NBC, Comcast expanded its repertoire of TV and film assets many times over.
TV programming from NBC, cinema from Universal Pictures, and next-gen publishers like AwesomenessTV are all integral to Comcast's growth and sustainability over the next few decades.
Even their religious niche branch — Big Idea — plays an important part in Comcast's continued success and increased competitiveness in the media world.
Internet AssetsMost famously, Comcast is known as an Internet provider.
It's a direct competitor to TimeWarner Cable, and it's the primary (or only) ISP in dozens of regions in the United States.
VenturesLast, Comcast has a laundry list of ventures that it launched (or helped launch).
This gives Comcast an interest in dozens of seemingly-unrelated companies as an investor and potentially a future shareholder for the most successful branches.
Media Conglomerate #5: News CorpNews Corp is the media conglomerate best known for its line of Fox companies.
Those include Fox News, FX, and pretty much every other company with the name "Fox" in it.
The company generated more than $33 billion in 2012, and it controls a huge number of print products compared to other media conglomerates.
To get a better grasp of News Corp, let's check out their CEO Rupert Murdoch.
Head: Rupert MurdochWhile News Corp underwent a split in 2013, Rupert Murdoch remains the head of most of News Corp's current assets.
With a hand in television, film, music, and print, Murdoch is perhaps the most successful Australian entrepreneur to build an international empire.
As a result, Murdoch earns something to the tune of $22.3 million per year, which is roughly:
- $857,692 per paycheck
- $85,769.20 per work day
- $10,721.15 per hour
TV and Film AssetsNews Corp owns the Fox brand, which means they control a borderline-unreasonable amount of media outlets via television and film.
There's not much more to say about it — News Corp just owns a lot of outlets.
Music AssetsOn top of TV and film, News Corp also owns a handful of music assets.
It's not News Corps's biggest branch, but it works for their needs, which is typically supporting the TV and film divisions with music (Fox Music).
Wireless Group PLC, on the other hand, is an Irish radio broadcast corporation — one of the biggest in the country.
Print AssetsNews Corps's foundational asset is print.
The company owns hundreds of national, regional, and local newspapers around the world.
The most famous is probably the Wall Street Journal, which fits the mold of News Corps's focus on financial information.
News Corp also owns HarperCollins, which owns the Christian-niche Zondervan, making News Corp a major player in retail books as well.
Media Conglomerate #6: SonySony is one of the oldest companies on this list since it was founded in 1946.
It also has one of the most recent CEO changes.
In 2012, Kazuo Hirai became CEO of the entire corporation, which might be the most well-known electronics brand on the planet.
But Sony is so much more than an electronics company. They have interests across almost all media industries, and Hirai has helped keep the company current and competitive.
Head: Kazuo Hirai"Kaz" Hirai started work at Sony Music Entertainment Japan in 1984, and he's been with the company ever since.
He climbed Sony's corporate ladder quickly, eventually culminating with his CEO appointment on April 1, 2012.
Since then, Sony has had some problems, but it's also had some successes. Most notably, Sony recently posted a 666% increase in profit as it launched a turnaround plan. The announcement came almost exactly four years after Hirai become CEO.
At 55, Hirai is one of the youngest leaders of a global conglomerate. But still, he clearly knows what he's doing.
For his vision, Hirai earns about $4.9 million every year.
Compared to the other CEOs and presidents on this list, that's pretty modest. But it's still life-changing money for 99% of the world.
Hirai's salary breaks down to:
- $161,540.80 per paycheck
- $16,154.08 per work day
- $2019.23 per hour
TV and Film AssetsSony has a hand in dozens of television and cinema companies. Sony works in production, distribution, and just about every other phase of the television and film processes.
So it makes sense that Sony owns media outlets in lots of different countries, most notably Japan and the United States.
Music AssetsSony's music arm is well-known throughout the world.
Their music arms work in both support for their television and film production branches, but they also publish music from artists.
Internet AssetsSo-net is Sony's Internet service branch. It's only available in Japan, and offers double speeds of Google Fiber for less money.
That makes So-net one of the most generous ISPs in the world in terms of speed.
Non-Media AssetsSony also owns non-media assets, including a bank, financial holdings, and a creative suite.
These non-media assets don't publish information, but they certainly play a major role in Sony's financial success.
InvestmentsLast, Sony has a portfolio of investments, much like other media companies on this list.
As with our other companies, Sony's investments give it control over more areas of the media industry without attempting risky projects themselves.
If it fails, Sony only loses a fraction of what they would lose if they had attempted a project themselves.
If it succeeds, Sony has an interest — even a controlling interest — in how the new company develops.
Total Value of Media's Big 6: $430 BillionFor perspective, if these six companies were a country, they would be the 26th wealthiest country in the world by GDP between Poland ($467 billion) and Nigeria ($415 billion).
That's enough money to give every American $1348.39.
These companies are probably here to stay for the next decades — or even centuries.
The only way they'll disappear is if they're bought by another megalithic company or run out of business by a major market shakeup that leaves them no time to adapt.
This phenomenon is called "too big to fail," and it's often applied to worldwide banks like Citi or Bank of America.
But it also applies here. These companies are profit engines that keep growing.
And when they can't grow, they buy the smaller businesses that do.
Update: At the time of publication, AT&T is attempting to acquire TimeWarner for roughly $80 billion. The deal is still in negotiations, and the FCC may block it to prevent monopolization.