Originally Posted by korruptedkaos
oh biscuit, all energy companys are already privatized!
just like royal mail is now & the NHS will be in 2015. Even local authority is privatized!
Are country is not a nation anymore its a corporation, that's why it has its own tax code & is registered at companys house.
Now, I know this argument - it says that all aspects of government, and politicians too, are registered as corporations. i checked the corporate regitry sites and it's true, government bodies, politicians, police services and the like are registered as corporations. I'm not really convinced this really makes them ONLY corporations, but rather that all governments and public bodies have to deal with the private sector financially and this makes it easier. A bit like if you register as an overclock.net user it doesn't mean you are ONLY an overclock.net user. On the other hand, I've never looked at why exactly this is so, or how old the practice is. Dunno, I'll have to check it out.
Another aspect of this, as I understand it, is the claim that if your birth certificate name is in capitals then it means you are a legal person subject to commercial/admiralty law, or something. I have my birth certificate here and only my surname is capitalised, so am I only half a legal person ? It's supposed to extend to things like bank statments too - that if you are named in capitals then the bank is addressing the legal fictional you instead of the person - but my bank statements are not all capitalised.
Bank 1 writes to me putting my name in all caps, bank 2 uses the normal mix of cases. Is bank1 addressing the legal fictional person and bank 2 not ?
On energy, I think I'm right in saying a big chunk of UK energy supply is owned by foreign nationalised companies. as I understand it privatisation did lower prices at first. but aside from other factors I would assume that sooner or later one exec would phone another, suggest a round of golf, and discuss where they wished the price of gas to go over scotch and sandwiches. People are like that.Edited by dogbiscuit - 1/25/14 at 12:50am