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.
The progressives who run our newsrooms see existential threats to democracy everywhere they look, except in the mirror. But how can a nation that does not trust its newspapers possibly function properly as a democracy? And how can we trust our newspapers when they err so grievously and refuse to ever admit they got anything wrong?.
His hypocrisy undermines democracy; it erodes trust and breeds cynicism ...Political scientistJohn Keane has rightly that “Hypocrisy … is the soil in which antipathy towards democracy always takes root.”.Keane argues that democratic politics rests on a foundation of trust among citizens and between citizens and their representatives.
“The United States is a republic, not a democracy.” ... being a democracy ... If you scratch its surface, you’ll find that “the republic not a democracy” notion barely conceals an agenda for taking away power from a lot of people, and giving more power to a few ... Tyrants despise democracy out of fear ... It takes hope to trust others.
Americans’ trust in the free press, the “bulwark of liberty” that the Founders identified as key to a functioning democracy, is at an all-time low ... — to do anything that might derail their careers — all contribute mightily to the lack of trust found today throughout the land.
ExplainSpeaking . India at 75 ... Q ... Q ... In cases where someone may have gone overboard, in a democracy is there a need for immediate police action? ... People have to decide if they are happy with politics as usual or do they want to try this particular option? And this is what democracy is all about. We trust the people ... 'India mother of democracy' ... .
Added on August 14, 2022 PressTrust of India... He said the implementation of 73rd and 74th Constitution amendments have given a new lease of life to grassroots democracy in J-K ... Press Trust of India. Press Trust of India is lead news agency of India.
If Monday’s FBI search at Donald Trump’s Floridahome leads to the prosecution of the former president, as supporters fear and detractors hope, then citizens of democracies everywhere might ask Americans, “What kept you?” ... In other words, democracy itself would be diminished ... to follow the example of those other democracies.
BETHLEHEM, Pa ... Gov ... “I’m thrilled,” Oz said ... “Yeah, we’ve been pretty vocal about the fact that we have to have some debates for democracy to work,” Oz said ... “Our health care is always better delivered locally and I trust democracy will allow local people to resume speaking to local representatives and make sure that Harrisburg reflects their desires ... .
READ MORE. Marco Rubio... READ MORE. Fox News guest calls Mar-a-Lago search 'a preemptive coup'. “The violent insurrection of January 6 and the sustained efforts by a former president to overturn the results of a valid election have seriously eroded public trust in government and placed our democracy on shaky ground,” the complaint concludes ... READ MORE ... .
It trusted its mostly illiterate citizens with the right to vote and the responsibility of building its democracy ... What form of welfare will get the work done? Which policies will click better? Who is the right leader? How should a democracy itself be?.
It was the early 1960s. Every time we travelled to the village, we found our grand-uncle (my father’s uncle) in front of his enormous house, always surrounded by people ... Why is it that members of dalit, adivasi, and other backward communities are able to reach the highest ranks in India if not due to trust in democracy? MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All.
Business for Democracy, a campaign of the AmericanSustainable Business Network, has launched seven state collaboratives, with more on the way, to use the trusted voice of small businesses to elevate the issue of protecting democracy so that it will be of concern to voters this November.