Another part of Emily's (Emily VanCamp) plan is set in motion when she goes on her first date with Daniel (Josh Bowman). Also, Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) suspicions about Emily grow, so she tries to find more information on her new neighbor.
Originally, the corporate trust was a legal device used to consolidate power in large American corporate enterprises. In January 1882, Samuel C. T. Dodd, Standard Oil’s General Solicitor, conceived of the corporate trust to help John D. Rockefeller consolidate his control over the many acquisitions of Standard Oil, which was already the largest corporation in the world. The Standard Oil Trust was formed pursuant to a "trust agreement" in which the individual shareholders of many separate corporations agreed to convey their shares to the trust; it ended up entirely owning 14 corporations and also exercised majority control over 26 others. Nine individuals held trust certificates and acted as the trust's board of trustees. Of course, one of those trustees was Rockefeller himself, who held 41% of the trust certificates; the next most powerful trustee only held about 12%. This kind of arrangement became popular and soon had many imitators.
The Stargate Program is a fictional special access program that plays a key role in the Stargate franchise: it surrounds the operations of the Stargate on Earth. The core of the Stargate Program is Stargate Command (SGC), based at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station near Colorado Springs, Colorado. During the run of Stargate SG-1, the NID is most critical of the Stargate Program, while the program is extended through the establishment of the Office of Homeworld Security/Homeworld Command and the International Oversight Advisory (IOA). The Atlantis Project as seen in Stargate Atlantis is part of the Stargate Program but works independently during season 1 of the show.
Despite alien attacks such as in "Lost City" and "Ex Deus Machina", all attempts are made throughout the series to keep the existence of the Stargate Program secret, assuming there would be mass panic if the public found out. Several alternate-universe episodes address the public reaction to the revelation of the Stargate Program. Nevertheless, some conspiracy theorists in the series assume extraterrestrial activity at the highest levels of the military. A very few select civilians such as Pete Shanahan and Jeannie Miller are also aware of the existence of the Program.
Democracy, or democratic government, is "a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity ... are involved in making decisions about its affairs, typically by voting to elect representatives to a parliament or similar assembly," as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary. Democracy is further defined as (a:) "government by the people; especially: rule of the majority (b:) " a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections."
According to political scientistLarry Diamond, it consists of four key elements: (a) A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections; (b) The active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life; (c) Protection of the human rights of all citizens, and (d) A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens.
Democracy is a government simulation game that was first developed by Positech Games in 2005, with a sequel released in December 2007 and a third game in 2013. The player plays as if they are the president or prime minister of a democratic government. The player must introduce and alter policies in seven areas – tax, economy, welfare, foreign policy, transport, law and order and public services. Each policy has an effect on the happiness of various voter groups, as well as affecting factors such as crime and air quality. The player has to deal with "situations", which are typically problems such as petrol protests or homelessness, and also has to make decisions on dilemmas that arise each turn.
After deciding which nation to play as, the player must win the support of various factions which make up the electorate, including the religious, patriots, parents, capitalists, socialists, liberals, conservatives and others, and thus win the ensuing elections that take place. The player introduces policies and uses sliders to change the amount of government funding, level of a tax or generally the law and regulations in that particular area. Of course, because each individual person belongs to several factions (e.g: a Poor Conservative Smoker who is a Patriot or a Rich, Socialist person who is also a Drinker), it is practically impossible to control all the voters. Before each general election, two promises are made by the player to the electorate (e.g: reduce unemployment by 10%). If the player has not kept these promises by the next election, the people become annoyed and cynicism increases.
Trust in democracies has risen in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a new poll ... respondents said they trusted democracies, an uptick from 43 percent in January ... period, with 50 percent of respondents now saying they have trust in democracies.
Roughly 48 percent of voters said they did not have “very much” trust in Congress, while roughly 20 percent said they have no trust in the institution at all ... Cheney warns of ‘threat we have never faced’ in jab at Trump during award speech Trust in democracies rising in wake of Ukraine invasion.
Rep.Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday condemned the Jan ... 6 rioting ... 6 riot ... “It is no exaggeration to say that their courage likely saved our lives and our democracy.” Trust in democracies rising in wake of Ukraine invasion ... The Jan ... In her Sunday speech, Cheney repeated that the honorable transfer of power was the cornerstone of democracy ... .
New Zealand on Monday announced it would roll out a training program for Ukrainian soldiers to teach how to operate artillery weapons as the country continues to defend against Russian forces ...Foreign reporter’s phone seized while on flight with Pentagon official Trust in democracies rising in wake of Ukraine invasion. poll ... .
Boris Johnson has been accused of "repeatedly" lying to Parliament after ITV News released a series of photographs showing him drinking with colleagues at a time when coronavirus rules banned most socialising ...December 8, 2021 ... Every day he remains in office will do more damage to public trust and to our democracy." ... .
Boris Johnson can be seen raising a glass at a leaving party in Downing Street during the second coronavirus lockdown ... The broadcaster said the pictures were taken at a leaving party for then-director of communications Lee Cain on November 13 2020. EXCL ... PA. / ... Every day he remains in office will do more damage to public trust and to our democracy.” ... .
WORCESTER — Cheers overwhelmed boos on Sunday, when Framingham State University's commencement speaker, journalist Jonathan Lemire, told graduates "truth is in jeopardy now.". "We can all do our part to save it," said Lemire ... The undermined trust and his big lie has put our democracy in the most tenuous place it's been in more than 150 years.".
The notice recalled that the BAP had submitted the no-trust resolution along with other parties under Article 136 against CM Bizenjo ... In October 2021, a no-trust motion was moved against the then CM Alyani ... CM Bizenjo has announced that he is ready to face the no-trust motion, terming it part of democracy and politics.
How can you trust a leader who lies and promotes violence? ...Trust in ourselves and our nation is destroyed when a leader, father, teacher or politician openly lies and can’t admit it. Trust and the truth are the glue that holds any society together. Without trust and truth telling we will devolve into just another autocratic state.
Every parent’s fear is an adult, particularly one in a position of trust, preying on your child ... Her trusted teacher asked her if she’d like to join Art Club after school ... But when government officials purposefully give false information to citizens, democracy itself is at risk.
No protection ... As a result, we have suffered hundreds of thousands of needless deaths and a democracy near collapse. No democracy can survive without extensive, effective regulation, truth and trust fostered by law. One of our parties wants none of these, not even democracy. John T ... .