or a Government
devoted to governing and to political
affairs. The opinion
you hold with
to political questions.
involving intrigue to gain authority
or power. The study of
government of states and other political
Sadly, politics goes way beyond its basic definition. Political
and Government corruption
is as deadly and destructive as wars. Citizens
have very little control in the decision process. Power
is in the hands of
the wealthy who care more about money then people. In order to correct the
defects in politics and in democracy, we need to make many improvements in
, and we need to improve how the public is informed through our
, which at the moment, wants to entertain,
people instead of educating people about the facts. We have a
lot of work to do. We must educate ourselves in order to free ourselves
from the abuses of politics.
"Make America Think Again?" Audits
"Truth and Service"
is the act of binding
yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action.
is a theory in normative
holding that the best
is the one that
of sentient entities.
is a trend of thought that favors equality for
. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal
in fundamental worth or
Dumb and dumber, less
evil and more evil, Democrat and Republican
Democrats are more educated then Republicans
for the simple fact that an educated person would never be a
because it goes against common sense and logical thinking. But just
because democrats are more educated, this does not mean that democrats are
educated enough or knowledgeable enough, because very few people on earth
are educated enough to clearly understand the problems that we have in
order to fix this dysfunctional system that was created out of
. This is not to say that
democrats are better, because the lesser of two evils is still evil.
Every voter should register as an independent
to avoid being
, and also avoid being pandered to or
manipulated, or cowed. This
way people can vote for the most qualified person and not for the person
with the most money
or who is the most corrupted.
is a voter who does not favor a particular political party, but
instead votes for candidates and issues rather than on the basis of a
political ideology or
is a form of pure democracy in which people decide
(e.g. vote on, form consensus
on) policy initiatives directly. This
differs from the majority of modern Western-style democracies, which are
which most of the time represent the
rich and powerful
that pay their salary and give them authority.
is a project that aims for direct democracy;
democracy in a stateless,
and marketless economy;
(democracy in the social realm,
system of government in which the citizens exercise power
elect representatives from among themselves
to form a governing body, such as a parliament. Democracy is sometimes
referred to as "rule of the majority". (And by that definition,
not a democracy
where the people are in power
are participatory. Emphasizes the broad participation of
constituents in the direction and operation of political systems.
Participatory democracy strives to create opportunities for all members of
a population to make meaningful contributions
seeks to broaden the range of people who have access to such
opportunities. Since so much information must be gathered for the overall
decision-making process to succeed, technology may provide important
forces leading to the type of empowerment needed for
especially those technological tools that enable
correspond to the accretion of knowledge. Effectively increasing the scale
of participation, and translating small but effective participation groups
into small world networks
, are areas currently being studied. Other
advocates have emphasized the importance of
face to face meetings
that an overreliance on technology
can be harmful.
is committed to Republicanism in the United States, which meant opposition
to aristocracy of any form, opposition to corruption, insistence on
virtue, with a priority for the "yeoman farmer", "planters", and the
"plain folk". They were antagonistic to the aristocratic elitism of
merchants, bankers and manufacturers, distrusted factory workers, and were
on the watch for supporters of the dreaded British system of government.
Jeffersonian democracy persisted as an element of the Democratic Party
into the early 20th century.
Republicanism in the United States
stresses liberty and unalienable
individual rights as central values, making people sovereign as a whole,
rejects monarchy, aristocracy and inherited political power, expects
citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties, and
vilifies corruption. American republicanism was founded and first
practiced by the Founding Fathers in the 18th century. For them, according
to one team of historians, "republicanism represented more than a
particular form of government. It was a way of life, a core ideology, an
uncompromising commitment to liberty, and a total rejection of
, also known as digital democracy or Internet democracy,
incorporates 21st-century information and communications technology to
promote democracy. It is a form of government in which all adult citizens
are presumed to be eligible to participate equally in the proposal,
development, and creation of laws. E-democracy encompasses social,
economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice
of political self-determination.
Electronic Voting in Estonia
in 2001 with the "e-minded" coalition
government. Estonia became the first nation to hold legally binding
general elections over the Internet with their pilot project for the
municipal elections in 2005. The electronic voting
withstood the test of reality and was declared a success by
Estonian election officials. The Estonian parliamentary election in 2007
also used internet voting, another world first. The Estonian internet
voting system builds on the Estonian ID card. The card is a regular and
mandatory national identity document as well as a smart card allowing for
both secure remote authentication and legally binding digital signatures
by using the Estonian state supported public key infrastructure. As of
March 2007 over 1.08 million cards have been issued (out of a population
of about 1.32 million). Bit-Coin Technology
is another way to secure communications, but we should always use
delivered in person so that we can confirm accuracy and also
have a backup when needed.
shift decision-making power from
corporate managers and corporate shareholders to a larger group of public
stakeholders that includes workers, customers, suppliers, neighbors and
the broader public.
is a conception of a system of government that embodies the
principle of parliamentary accountability
refers to "all of processes of governing, whether
undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family,
tribe, formal or informal organization or territory and whether through
." It relates to "the processes of interaction and
actors involved in a collective problem that lead to the creation,
reinforcement, or reproduction
of social norms and institutions.
is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to
vote on a particular proposal. This may result in the adoption of a new
law. Public Opinion Surveys
Direct democracy and federalism are hallmarks of the Swiss political
53.1% of the seats in national parliament were held by
, a higher
proportion of woman than that of the population.
a combination of free market capitalism with a comprehensive welfare state
and collective bargaining at the national level, enhancing individual
autonomy and promoting social mobility; a corporatist system involving a
tripartite arrangement where representatives of labor and employers
negotiate wages and labor market policy mediated by the government; and a
commitment to widespread private ownership, free markets and free trade.
Government of New Hampshire
Free State Project
Movement for Democracy
President of Uruguay Jose Mujica
a Uruguayan politician who was the 40th President of
Uruguay between 2010 and 2015.
power should be vested in individuals almost
exclusively based on ability and talent
Advancement in such a system is based on performance measured through
examination and/or demonstrated achievement in the field where it is
is the authority granted by a constituency to act
as its representative.
duty to supervise
, and liability for the failure to do so, both in government,
military law, and with regard to corporations and trusts. The legal
doctrine of hierarchical accountability
in cases of war crimes committed
discipline that deals with systems of government, and
the analysis of political activity and political behavior. It deals
extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly
thought of as determining of the distribution of power and resources.
Political scientists "see themselves engaged in revealing the
relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these
revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the
world of politics works." Political science is related to and draws upon
the fields of economics, law, sociology, history, philosophy, geography,
psychology, and anthropology.
is the process of making uniform decisions applying
to all members of a group. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and
exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human
community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or
practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given
community (a usually hierarchically organized population) as well as the
interrelationship(s) between communities. Politics presents one of the ten
function systems of modern societies.
is a person active in party politics, or a person holding
or seeking office in government.
Realism (international Relations)
is when states are the central
actors in international politics rather than individuals or
international organizations. No actor should exist above states. States
and the people within the state should be capable of regulating their own
interactions; States must arrive at relations with other states on their
own, rather than it being dictated to them by some higher controlling
entity. The international political system is anarchic as there should be
no supranational authority that can enforce rules over the states and the
people who reside in those states. All actors in the international
political system need to be rational about their actions to maximize their
United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens
governments having a dispute with the U.S.
is a system of politics and government
. It is usually compared to the
legal system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems.
However, this is a very simplified view of a much more complex system of
categories involving the questions of who should have authority and what
the government's influence on its people and economy should be.
is a commission established by State law or
county or city ordinance to investigate dishonest or
by public employees and elected officials.
Using Proper Channels for Seeking
is answerability, blameworthiness, liability,
and the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has
been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector,
nonprofit and private (corporate) and individual contexts. In leadership
roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of
responsibility for actions
, products, decisions, and policies including
the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the
role or employment position and encompassing the
obligation to report
explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.
- Skirting the Law
the administration and control of evidence related to an event so that it
can be used to prove the circumstances of the event, and so that this
proof can be tested by independent parties with confidence that the
evidence provided is the evidence collected related to the event.
is a government appointee who investigates
complaints by private persons
against the government. An official who
is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating
and addressing complaints of maladministration
violation of rights. In some countries an Inspector General, Citizen
Advocate or other official may have duties similar to those of a national
ombudsman, and may also be appointed by a legislature. The role of the
Ombudsman is to investigate into complaints against Government
Institutions and seek redress to injustice if any, sustained in
consequence of any alleged maladministration that may have been committed
by any public officer or authority in the exercise of administrative
functions. The typical duties of an ombudsman are to investigate
complaints and attempt to resolve them, usually through recommendations
(binding or not) or mediation. Ombudsmen sometimes also aim to identify
systematic issues leading to poor service or breaches of
Lowers the barriers that prevent citizens asking questions of
those in power.
is an auditable
certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain,
and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace.
is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to
see what actions are performed.
, communication, and
is a process for
upon a clear appreciation and understanding of the facts, implications,
and consequences of an action. The individual concerned must have adequate
reasoning faculties and be in possession of all relevant facts.
Impairments to reasoning and
that may prevent informed consent include lack of necessary
knowledge and information, or a severe
determines whether a person may make binding amendments
to their rights, duties and obligations. When the law limits or bars a
person from engaging in specified activities, any agreements or contracts
to do so are either voidable or void for incapacity. Sometimes such legal
incapacity is referred to as
comparison, see Competence (law)
is a systematic and
accounts, statutory records, documents and vouchers of an organization to
ascertain how far the financial statements as well as
present a true and fair view of the concern. It also attempts
to ensure that the books of accounts are
concern as required by law. Budget
Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013
make information on federal expenditures
more easily available, accessible, and transparent. The bill would change
reporting requirements about financial data and start a pilot program to
research best practices.
Monitor - Application Performance Management
is the monitoring and
management of performance and availability of software applications. APM
strives to detect and diagnose complex application performance problems to
maintain an expected level of service
. APM is "the translation of IT
metrics into business meaning ([i.e.]
used to describe language, policies,
or measures which are intended not to offend or disadvantage any
particular group of people in society. In the media, the term is generally
used as a pejorative, implying that these policies are excessive.
Right or Wrong
Truth and Reconciliation
is a commission tasked with discovering and revealing past wrongdoing by a
government (or, depending on the circumstances, non-state actors also), in
the hope of resolving conflict left over from the past.
refer to the
divergence of political
to ideological extremes. Polarization can refer to such
divergence like public opinion or even to such divergence within certain
groups. Dividing People
is the study of the effects of geography
(human and physical) on international politics and international
relations. Geopolitics is a method of studying foreign policy to
understand, explain and predict international political behavior through
geographical variables. These include area studies, climate, topography,
demography, natural resources, and applied science of the region being
is the perceived lack of
affiliation with a political party.
Political Belief Systems
Government Departments and Offices
"Politics is show business for ugly people...ugly on the inside that is."
Run for President
Federal Election Commission
, 999 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20463
To be the President you have to make sure you are
at least 35 years old and a natural born United States citizen. You must
also have lived 14 years in America to run for President. (If you are not
35 yet, you can start planning early!).
Register to be an official candidate
. If you spend or raise over
$5,000 dollars for your cause, you are then automatically considered a
candidate by the FEC (Federal Elections Commission). Go to their website
and start the process rolling. You'll have to keep the FEC updated with
financial reports on income, personal spending and debt settlements for
the entirety of your campaign. If you can, hire someone now to do this for
you. You'll be too busy wining and dining, schmoozing and boozing, and
meeting and greeting to balance receipts.Get
your name on the ballot
. Do this in all 50 states. This may be
difficult and expensive, but hey! This is probably the only time you'll
run for president, so it's best to go big or go home. Think of it as an
investment in yourself. Or, rather, everyone else's investment in you.
Each state is different. You must contact each state's Secretary of State
for the forms needed to be listed. Getting signatures and support across
the state is the goal. As always, there's a website to help you get
started with that, too.Set up a presidential
. This is (usually) a nonprofit organization
to find out if your campaign will actually work. Choose a campaign manager
to delegate the necessary duties. Make a website explaining what you plan
to do, your perspectives, and why you're running. Make it very convincing
and be honest. Get your name into opinion polls. All in all, start
spreading the word.Assemble a team of ground
. They'll go knocking door-to-door, spreading the good news
of your name and getting a feel for the area. Do this in as many
metropolitan areas as possible to feel out the competition and the areas
you may need to concentrate on for your campaign.
Create a campaign platform
. What are your
goals? Lower taxes? Reducing poverty? Creating jobs? Higher standards of
education? Think about all the biggies when it comes to previous elections
-- what changes do you want to promise?
is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on
the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the
platform for political action and to raise money for a
candidate running for office.
If a politician can't do their job, they need to be fired just like anyone else.
a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office
through a direct vote
before his or her term has ended. Recalls, which
are initiated when sufficient voters
sign a petition
have a history dating back to the ancient Athenian democracy and are a
feature of several contemporary constitutions. Suing
is to call into question
of (a practice). Challenge the honesty or
is a charge against a public official who committed an
offense or misdemeanor while in office. A process in which an official is
charged with unlawful activity
while in office and generally leads to
their removal from office. Depending on the country, criminal or civil
punishment may follow.
25th Amendment is a provision within Article 4
the amendment that lays out how a president can be
forced to surrender his powers should he be ruled unable to fulfill his
. Article II, Section I, Clause 6 of the Constitution, which
mentions the vice president taking charge in case of presidential
.” A majority of the cabinet, can inform Congress that the
president is “unable to discharge the powers and
of his office.” But the
definition of what would constitute an inability
to discharge the duties of office
give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and
obligations. Stepping down. Resigning.
is to divest of the frock; of church officials.
is to take away possessions from
someone. Deprive of status or authority.
is the formal act of giving up or quitting one's office or
position. A resignation can occur when a person holding a position gained
by election or appointment steps down, but leaving a position upon the
expiration of a term is not considered resignation. When an employee
chooses to leave a position, it is considered a resignation, as opposed to
involuntary termination, which occurs when the employee involuntarily
loses a job.
Termination of Employment
is an employee's
departure from a job.
Termination may be voluntary on the employee's part, or it may be at the
hands of the employer, often in the form of dismissal (firing) or a
layoff. Dismissal or firing is generally thought to be the
fault of the employee
, whereas a layoff is
generally done for business reasons (for instance a business slowdown or
an economic downturn) outside the employee's performance.
refers to firing or sacking, the termination of
employment by an employer against the will of the employee. Though such a
decision can be made by an employer for a variety of reasons, ranging from
an economic downturn to performance-related problems
on the part of the employee, being fired has a strong stigma in many
cultures. To be dismissed, as opposed to quitting voluntarily (or being
is given when a member of the armed forces is released from his or her
obligation to serve.
Dereliction of Duty
is when a person willfully refused
perform his or her duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated
themselves in such a way that he cannot perform their
is an institutional act of religious censure used to deprive, suspend, or
limit membership in a religious community or to restrict certain rights
within it, in particular receiving of the sacraments.
Misfeasance in Public Office
is a cause of action in the
civil courts of England and Wales and certain Commonwealth countries. It
is an action against the holder of a public office, alleging in essence
that the office-holder has misused or abused their power.
Malfeasance in Office
is the commission of an unlawful act,
done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official
in office is often grounds for a for cause removal of
an elected official by statute or recall election.
is a standing committee of the United States
. It is charged with overseeing the administration of
justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law
enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee
responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal
nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal
background, but this is not required.
Mirrors for Princes
when a young and inexperienced ruler was
about to come to power
Why is there is no specific education requirements to be a
They only need to meet a specific age, and be
a citizenship, and have state status. But what kind of high
paying important job would have no specific job requirements,
you have to be a total freaking moron to think this is a good
idea, but here we are. The fact that we don't have education
requirements for politicians is just sickening. There is no
resume that proves that they have the experience, or the
necessary training, or the necessary education that would make
them qualified and competent enough to fulfill the
of their job. We are sending children to do
Men's work. And every time you see them speak, they all have
"Horrible Education" written all over their faces. So what would
be the perfect resume to have if you were applying for
president, or any other level of government? We need to define
the courses, the training, and the experiences that are needed,
that would produce the most intelligent, and the most skilled
person for the job. Then we will see a government for the
people, without the all the corruption and waste. Now there's a
law you should pass. A law that will keep your ignorance from
repeating itself, that's a good law. No Politician Left Behind.
People should be evaluated by their proven skills and by
an accurate measurement of their education level
. People should never be
measured by the size of their wallet, because any moron could have money,
and any moron can be given money by criminals.
Any moron can run for office
that's why there's so many morons in politics. We need some form of
universal training that lets the public know that this person is qualified
Competence (human resources)
ability of an individual to do a job properly. A competency is a set of
defined behaviors that provide a structured guide enabling the
identification, evaluation and development of the
is the ability to do something
successfully or efficiently. Having adequate skills and knowledge to be
well qualified physically and intellectually.
is having the
things well. Having capacity or ability to perform or
are the skills and
knowledge that have been measured and documented that makes someone
suitable for a particular job or activity. A condition that must be
fulfilled before a right can be acquired to make someone eligible for
something; an official requirement.
Duty of Care
ability to get a job done satisfactorily. Not a Slouch
individual to participate in legal proceedings or transactions, and the
mental condition a person must have to be
for his or her
decisions or acts.
Four Stages of Competence
Aptitude and Career
that power should be vested in individuals almost exclusively based on
ability and talent. Advancement in such a system is based on performance
measured through examination and/or demonstrated achievement in the field
where it is implemented.Hypocrisy
is pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have.
Appointment and Confirmation
is to prepare profiles of possible
candidates for the Supreme Court
considering not only judges
but also politicians and other individuals
whom they consider appropriate for the role. But sadly the Constitution
does not set any qualifications for service as a Justice
offer an opportunity for oversight into the
activities of the nominee’s department or agency
is related to the field of
human factors and ergonomics
and refers to the reliability of humans in fields including manufacturing,
medicine and nuclear power. Human performance can be affected by many
factors such as age, state of mind, physical health, attitude, emotions,
propensity for certain common mistakes, errors and cognitive biases, etc..
Human reliability is very important due to the contributions of humans to
the resilience of systems and to possible adverse consequences of human
errors or oversights, especially when the human is a crucial part of the
large socio-technical systems as is common today. User-centered design and
error-tolerant design are just two of many terms used to describe efforts
to make technology better suited to operation by humans.
is a leadership construct whereby a workforce is graded
in accordance with the individual productivity of its members. It is
also known as forced ranking, forced distribution, rank and yank,
quota-based differentiation, and stack ranking. The "top 20" percent
of the workforce is most productive, and 70% (the "vital 70") work
adequately. The other 10% ("bottom 10") are nonproducers and should be
"C" players are nonproducers
. They are likely to "enervate"
rather than "energize", according to Serge Hovnanian's model.
Procrastination is a common trait of "C" players, as well as
deliver on promises
also referred to as a performance review, performance
) development discussion, or employee
appraisal is a method by which the job performance of an
documented and evaluated. Performance appraisals are a part of
and consist of regular reviews of employee performance within organizations.
is to examine carefully investigate someone
thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job
requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness. Make a careful and
critical examination of something.
is the process
of performing a background check
on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc. A
prospective person or project may be vetted before making a hiring
decision. In addition, in intelligence gathering, assets are vetted to
determine their usefulness.
is an investigation
business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain
standard of care
assesses whether a person performs a job well. Job performance, studied
academically as part of industrial and organizational psychology (the
branch of psychology that deals with the workplace), also forms a part of
human resources management. Performance is an important criterion for
organizational outcomes and successElections
and Political Campaigns need to be more like a Hiring Process
is power that should be vested in individuals
almost exclusively based on ability and talent
. Advancement in such a
system is based on performance measured through examination and/or
demonstrated achievement in the field where it is implemented.
is a procurement process for public
agencies to use for the selection of architectural and engineering
services for public construction projects. It is a competitive contract
procurement process whereby consulting firms submit qualifications to a
procuring entity (owner) who evaluates and selects the most qualified
firm, and then negotiates the project scope of work, schedule, budget,
and consultant fee. (We can also use this selection process for political
encompasses those tasks that go into
determining the needs or conditions to meet for a new or altered product
or project, taking account of the possibly conflicting requirements of the
various stakeholders, analyzing, documenting, validating and managing
software or system requirements. Requirements analysis is critical to the
success or failure of a systems or software project. The requirements
should be documented, actionable, measurable, testable, traceable, related
to identified business needs or opportunities, and defined to a level of
detail sufficient for system design.Brooks
requires that Governments (people) select engineering and
architecture firms (or politicians) based upon their
qualifications and experience
rather than by price (or by the votes a
is a written overview of a person's experience and other qualifications
for a job opportunity. In some countries, a CV is typically the first item
that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is
typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview. CVs
may also be requested for applicants to postsecondary programs,
scholarships, grants and bursaries.
is a document used by a person to present their backgrounds and skills.
Résumés can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used
to secure new employment. A typical résumé contains a "summary" of
relevant job experience and education.
Qualifications for Professional Social Work
are those who hold a
professional degree in social work, registration or licensure of people
working as social workers
is required and
there are mandated
restricted practice or a restriction on the use of an occupational title,
requiring a license. A license created under a "practice act" requires a
before performing a certain activity, such as driving a car on
public roads or holding a public office. A license is having permission as
well as to the document recording that permission. The license to be a
politician must be renewed so that if they have to many
, they cannot a hold public position of authority.
every politician is a bad investment
. Citizens need to
invest in the most educated people they have. We need to stop
voting for the most favored person of the wealthy, and start
voting for the most educated and skilled person that represents
the needs of the citizens, and not just the needs of the wealthy
or powerful. Diapers and
Politicians should be changed often, both for the same reason.
the main goal should always be to start with someone who is potty trained.
is the principle of establishing defined procedures that allow a
government to continue its essential operations in case of nuclear war or other
are a form of an executive order issued by the
President of the United States with the advice and analysis of the
National Security Council. The directives articulate the executive's
national security policy and carry the "full force and effect of law".
Since many of the Presidential Directives pertain to the national security
of the United States, many remain classified.
Administration Presidential Directives (PD), 1977-81
is the power of an executive authority to nullify or
cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually a budget appropriations
bill, without vetoing the entire legislative package. The line-item vetoes
are usually subject to the possibility of legislative override as are
is the power (used by an officer of the state, for example) to
unilaterally stop an official action, especially the enactment of
is an additional provision added to a
or other measure under the consideration by a legislature, having little
connection with the subject matter of the bill. Riders are usually created
as a tactic to pass a controversial provision that would not pass as its
own bill. Occasionally, a controversial provision is attached to a bill
not to be passed itself but to prevent the bill from being passed (in
which case it is called a wrecking amendment or poison pill, or
politicians acting like scumbag criminals.). This is the same as
Punishment does not work
"We have an ignorant government that thinks that fines are a way of solving a problem."
someone within an institution of government.
person who writes and passes laws
, especially someone who is a member of a
is a person appointed by a state to conduct
with one or more
other states or international organizations. The main functions of
diplomats are: representation and protection of the interests and
nationals of the sending state; initiation and facilitation of strategic
agreements; treaties and conventions; promotion of information; trade and
commerce; technology; and friendly relations.
"Politicians are running out of catch phrases, mostly because of
the constant lying, which has made people more doubtful and
harder to fool. So popular slogans are losing their effect. So
you have to wonder, what are these nut cases going to do next?"
Problems with Politics
What is Relevant Today has been relevant for years: War,
poverty, refugees, disease, food, water, shelter, crimes, lack
of education, disinformation, pollution, climate change. We have
a lot of responsibilities to pay attention to and take
And still our leadership fails us as we
follow them straight into hell.
is the use of powers by government officials for
illegitimate private gain, that are clearly forbidden by law.
The Lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to
); The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.
There is no grey area or Color
), a violation of the law is a violation of the law.
is an act in disregard of laws
disrespectful act. The action of violating
someone or something. An act that disregards an agreement,
American Anti-Corruption Act
is a piece of model legislation designed
to limit the influence of money in American politics by overhauling
lobbying, transparency, and campaign finance laws. It was crafted in 2011.
Provisions cover three areas: Stop political bribery
by overhauling lobbying and ethics laws. End secret money by
dramatically increasing transparency
every voter a voice
. The AACA's authors state
that its provisions are based on existing laws that have withstood court
challenges, and are therefore likely constitutional.
, or the Emoluments Clause
, prohibits the Federal
government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the
government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from
foreign states without the consent of the United States Congress. It was
designed to shield the republican character of the United States against
so–called "corrupting foreign influences
This shield is reinforced by the corresponding prohibition on state titles
of nobility in Article I, Section 10, and more generally by the Republican
Guarantee Clause in Article IV, Section 4.
When People can be above the law, there is
no law, only criminals.
is another word for corruption. But criminals
claim the President of the United States and other members of the
executive branch to resist certain subpoenas and other interventions by
the legislative and judicial branches of government to access information
and personnel relating to the executive branch.
is not above the law.
Witness Protection Program
is what Presidents have, but they call it
protection. The only difference is that they did not
help take corrupt politicians out of government, because they are
to crimes committed against citizens,
and now citizens pay for these criminals protection, what a
is protection or exemption from something, especially an obligation or
penalty. Officially granted exemption from legal proceedings.
means exemption from punishment or loss or escape
is a legal status wherein an individual or entity can
not be held liable for a violation of the law to facilitate societal aims
that outweigh the value of imposing liability in such cases. Such legal
immunity may be from criminal prosecution or from civil liability (being
subject of lawsuit) or both. The most notable forms of legal immunity are
diplomatic immunity, judicial immunity, and witness immunity. One author
has described legal immunity as "the obverse of a legal power.
Skirt the Law
If ignorance to the law is no excuse, then
ignorance to reality is also no excuse.
Ignorantia juris non excusat
is a legal principle holding that a
person who is unaware of a law
may not escape
liability for violating that law merely because one was unaware of its
content. Even though it would be impossible, even for someone with
substantial legal training, to be aware of every law in operation in every
aspect of a state's activities, this is the price paid to ensure that
become the basis of exculpation. Thus, it is well settled that persons
engaged in any undertakings outside what is common for a normal person,
such as running a company or a government, will make themselves aware of
the laws necessary to engage in that undertaking. If they do not, they
cannot complain if they incur liability.
is activity or failures to act that break the state's own
or public international law.
is harassment or unwelcome attention of a
political nature, often occurring in the environment of a workplace
including hospitals, schools and universities. It includes a range of
behavior from mild irritation and annoyances to serious abuses which can
even involve forced activity beyond the boundaries of the job description.
Power harassment is considered a form of illegal discrimination and is a
form of political and psychological abuse, and bullying.
Pedestrian At Best
- Courtney Barnett
Obstruction of Justice
refers to the crime of obstructing
prosecutors or other (usually government) officials.
Hatch Act of
prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal
government, except the president, vice-president, and certain designated
high-level officials of that branch, from engaging in some forms of
is to protect separation of powers by ensuring
that no member of the Executive or judicial branches of the federal
government of the United States could simultaneously serve in the
Legislative Branch and to prevent Congress from conspiring to create
offices or increase federal officials' salaries with the expectation that
members of Congress would later be appointed to these posts.
Separation of Powers
each of the three branches
would have defined abilities to check the powers of the other branches.
This idea was called separation of powers. (Except it doesn't work when
they are secretly
, which is a secret understanding between two or more
persons to gain something illegally, to defraud
another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries
refers to excessive regulation or rigid conformity
to formal rules that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and hinders
or prevents action or decision-making. It is usually applied to
governments, corporations, and other large organizations.
is any organization in which action is obstructed by
insistence on unnecessary procedures and Red Tape. It also means a
government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with
nonelective officials. Competence
Business as Usual
is a phrase which
refers to the conduct
business regardless of current circumstances, especially difficult
events which pose a potential negative impact. The phrase can also mean
maintaining the status quo. To maintain the status quo is to keep the
things the way they presently are while ignoring the existing state of
affairs. People who want to maintain the status quo can be seen as being
resistant to progress
Accessory (legal term)
is a person who assists in the commission of a
, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the
crime as a joint principal. The distinction between an accessory and a
principal is a question of fact and degree: The principal is the one whose
acts or omissions, accompanied by the relevant mens rea (Latin for "guilty
mind"), are the most immediate cause of the actus reus (Latin for "guilty
act"). If two or more people are directly responsible for the actus reus,
they can be charged as joint principals (see common purpose). The test to
distinguish a joint principal from an accessory is whether the defendant
independently contributed to causing the actus reus rather than merely
giving generalised and/or limited help and encouragement.
as an accomplice in a
crime or offense. Conformity
is cooperation with the enemy against one's country in wartime.
is a person who actively participates in the commission of
, even if they take no part in the actual criminal offense. For
example, in a bank robbery, the person who points the gun at the teller
and asks for the money is guilty of armed robbery
. Anyone else directly
involved in the commission of the crime, such as the lookout or the
getaway car driver, is an accomplice, even if in the absence of an
underlying offense keeping a lookout or driving a car would not be an
Means, Motive, and Opportunity
is three aspects of a crime that must be established before
guilt can be determined in a criminal proceeding.
refer to the ability of the defendant
to commit the crime.Motive
reason the defendant committed the crime.
is whether the defendant had the chance to commit the
is a theory that suggests that offenders make rational choices and thus
choose targets that offer a high reward with little effort and risk. The
occurrence of a crime depends on two things: the presence of at least one
motivated offender who is ready or willing to engage in a
, and the
conditions of the environment in which that offender is situated, to wit,
opportunities for crime. All crimes require opportunity but not every
opportunity is followed by crime.Routine
says that crime is relatively unaffected by
social causes such as poverty, inequality and unemployment. For instance,
after World War II, the economy of Western countries was booming and the
Welfare states were expanding. Despite this, crime rose significantly
during this time. According to Felson and Cohen, the reason for the
increase is that the prosperity of contemporary society offers more
opportunities for crime to occur; there is much more to steal
is to be fooled or hoaxed. A person
who is tricked or swindled.
person who is gullible
and easy to
take advantage of.
"rule by thieves" is a term applied to a government seen as
having a particularly severe and systemic problem with officials or a
ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats) taking advantage of corruption to
extend their personal wealth and political power. Typically this system
involves the embezzlement
of state funds at the expense of the wider
population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service.
is a criminal offense. It
is the intentional act of swearing a
or of falsifying an
affirmation to tell the truth
whether spoken or in writing
, concerning matters material to an
18 U.S. Code § 1621 - Perjury generally
Making False Statements
generally prohibits knowingly and
willfully making false
, or concealing information, in "any matter within
the jurisdiction" of the federal government of the United States, even by
is not Telling the Truth,
no matter what the reason or excuse you give.
prohibits knowingly and willfully making false or
fraudulent statements, or concealing
, in "any matter within the jurisdiction" of the federal
government of the United States, even by mere denial. Prosecutors use this
statute to reach cover-up crimes such as perjury, false declarations, and
obstruction of justice and government fraud cases. Examples: Falsifies,
conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device[ , ] a material
fact; Makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or
representation; or Makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the
same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement
or entry. The Fine under this title is, imprisoned not more than 5 years.
form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a
position of authority
, often to acquire personal benefit. Corruption may
include many activities including bribery and embezzlement
, though it may
also involve practices that are legal in many countries. Government, or
'political', corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental
employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain.
is the actions of a government body which can be
seen as causing an injustice
definition of maladministration is wide and can include: Delay, Incorrect
action or failure to take any action, Failure to follow procedures or the
law, Failure to provide information, Inadequate record-keeping, Failure to
investigate, Failure to reply, Misleading or inaccurate statements,
Inadequate liaison, Inadequate consultation, Broken promises.
Arrogance and the Callous Disregard for Public
is when a defendant knowingly exposes another to the risk
of injury, a wanton disregard for human life.
allow otherwise avoidable
dangers to manifest. Murder
is a reckless disregard of a legal duty
and of the consequences to another
party. The lack of Conscientiousness in paying proper attention.
is a type of crime
involving conduct that is
and reckless or
wanton, and likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm to another
Grievous Bodily Harm
refers to "wounding with intent" or
"causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
is the injury, loss or damage is suffered by the
as a whole rather than by individual victims.
Disturbing the Peace
premeditation" or "predetermination"
is a criminal charge brought against people who, through
criminal negligence, allow others to die
Wrongful Death Claim
is a claim against a person who can be held
liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by
close relatives, as enumerated by statute.
is the value
placed on every being and piece of property.
is the crime
of wrongfully and intentionally
causing the death
of another human being (also known as
rationally considering the timing or method of doing so, in order to
either increase the likelihood of success, or to evade detection or
murder of any person or people by their government, including
, politicide and mass murder". For example,
for political reasons would be considered democide under
Rummel's hypothesis. Democide can also include
"intentionally or knowingly reckless and depraved disregard for life";
this brings into account many deaths arising through various neglects and
abuses, such as forced mass starvation. Rummel explicitly excludes battle
deaths in his definition. Capital punishment
, actions taken against armed
civilians during mob action or riot, and the deaths of
killed during attacks on military targets so long as the primary target is
military, are not considered democide.
a term for deaths
, injuries, or other damage inflicted on an
is a horrible
belief that someone innocent needs to be sacrificed by killing them.
are an award, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation
for loss or injury.
Offence Against the Person
refers to a crime which is committed by direct physical harm or force
being applied to another person.
is wrongful, improper, or
motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate
indifference to the consequences of one's acts.
failure to exercise
care when you act by taking account of the potential harm you might
foreseeably cause to other people.
is a situation
that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment.
can be dormant or potential, with only a theoretical risk of harm;
however, once a hazard becomes "active", it can create an
hazardous situation that has come to pass is called an incident. Hazard
and possibility interact together to create risk.Duty of Care
- Poor Maintenance
is someone who has willfully refused to perform his duties (or
follow a given order), or has Injured himself on purpose in such a way
that he cannot perform his duties or perform a certain action.
is a tendency to be negligent
and uncaring, Willful negligence. Employment
Res ipsa loquitur
are elements of negligence, breach of
, and injury.
is the practice of forcing another
party to act in an involuntary manner by use of
or threats or some other form of pressure or force, such
. In law, coercion
is codified as a
duress crime. Such actions are used as leverage, to force the victim to
act in a way contrary to their own interests. Coercion may involve the
actual infliction of physical pain/injury or
to enhance the credibility of a threat. The threat of further harm may
lead to the cooperation or obedience
of the person being coerced.
is the impairment of virtue and
Using something in a wrong way.
pressuring, or threatening so as to cause another to commit a
is a person is unfairly blamed
for problems. Someone who is punished for the
errors of others. It involves a set of various types of forceful actions that violate the
free will of an individual to induce a desired response
, for example: a
demanding lunch money to a student or the student gets beaten. These
actions can include, but are not limited to, extortion
, and threats to induce
is a person who is
and easy to take advantage of.
system, such as a law or security, which can be used to circumvent or
otherwise avoid the intent, implied or explicitly stated, of the system.
Loopholes are searched for and used strategically in a variety of
circumstances, including taxes, elections, politics, the criminal justice
system, or in breaches of security, or a response to one's civil
liberties. Legal Abuse
Circumvent the Law
is to avoid being stopped by
a law or rule by going around it in a
dishonest way. When people are not held
, then they can get away with all kinds
, even murder. Justice
Skirt the Law
means that someone has
knowingly broke the law but is using loop holes or procedural errors to
get away with it. A skirt is a garment that "goes around" the waist,
skirting means to go around, like to go around the law.
is a potential defense by
defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held
fully criminally liable for doing so, as their
"diminished" or impaired.
is the ability for persons (typically senior officials in a formal or
informal chain of command) to Deny
knowledge of or responsibility for any
damnable actions committed by others (usually subordinates in an
organizational hierarchy) because of a lack of evidence that can confirm
their participation, even if they were personally involved in or at least
willfully ignorant of the actions.
Mistake (criminal law)
is when the state cannot allow ignorance of the
law to be a defense. This would unduly encourage the lazy and the
deceitful to trade on their ignorance (real or otherwise).
refers to circumstances that excuse somebody
from a punishment they would receive under normal conditions.
is a plea in a court of law that a person—whether a
member of the military, law enforcement, a firefighting force, or the
civilian population—not be held guilty for actions which were ordered by a
or an official.
is the behaviour of intentionally inflicting harm
by strictly following the orders of a superior, knowing that compliance
with the orders will not have the intended result. The term usually
implies the following of an order in such a way that ignores the order's
intent but follows its letter. It is usually done to injure or harm a
superior while maintaining a sense of legitimacy. A specific form of
industrial action that utilizes this behavior is work-to-rule.
Idealization and Devaluation
is when an individual is unable to integrate difficult feelings,
specific defenses are mobilized to overcome what the individual perceives
as an unbearable situation. The defense that helps in this process is
called splitting. Splitting is the tendency to view events or people as
either all bad or all good. When viewing people as all good, the
individual is said to be using the defense mechanism idealization: a
mental mechanism in which the person attributes exaggeratedly positive
qualities to the self or others. When viewing people as all bad, the
individual employs devaluation: attributing exaggeratedly negative
qualities to the self or others.
is the failure in a person's thinking to bring together the dichotomy of
both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a
cohesive, realistic whole. It is a common defense mechanism used by many
is how political decision-making results in outcomes
that conflict with the preferences of the general public.
Revolving Door (politics)
unhealthy relationship can develop between
the private sector and government, based on the granting of reciprocated
privileges to the detriment of the nation and can lead to regulatory
is when corporations
believe that they deserve
to receive an opportunity or reward, like
corporate subsidies government money grants, tax breaks, tax loopholes, or
other special favorable treatment on corporations or selected
bending the rules, abusing the system, cheating the system,
milking the system, playing the system, or working the system) can be
defined as using the rules and procedures meant to protect a system in
order, instead, to manipulate the system for a desired outcome.
is a trip taken by an official at
the state of avoiding or not wanting to work or be employed, or the
extreme preference of leisure as opposed to work. It can be attributed to
laziness, boredom or burnout; most underachievers suffer from some work
Refusal of Work
is behavior which refuses to adapt to regular
is engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while
obligations of work or society are neglected.
is a person
who habitually avoids work or lacks work ethic.
I don't feel like it
the practice of doing less work than one is able to, while maintaining the
appearance of working. The term originates from the confidence trick of
applying a gold coating to a brick of worthless metal—while the worker may
appear industrious on the surface, in reality they are less valuable.
Counterproductive work Behavior
is employee behavior that goes against
the legitimate interests of an organization. These behaviors can harm
organizations or people in organizations including employees and clients,
customers, or patients. It has been proposed that a person-by-environment
interaction can be utilized to explain a variety of counterproductive
behaviors. For instance, an employee who is high on trait anger (tendency
to experience anger) is more likely to respond to a stressful incident at
work (being treated rudely by a supervisor) with CWB.
Several typologies of CWB exist
. Using the
term deviance (behavior that violates accepted norms). Production
deviance, involving behaviors like leaving early, intentionally working
slow, or taking long breaks; property deviance, involving sabotage of
equipment, theft of property, and taking kickbacks; Political deviance,
involving showing favoritism, gossiping, or blaming others; and, personal
aggression, involving harassment, verbal abuse, and endangerment.
A five dimension typology of CWB
against others; production deviance; sabotage; theft; and withdrawal.
An 11 dimension typology of CWB
property; destruction of property; misuse of information; misuse of time
and resources; unsafe behavior; poor attendance; poor quality of work;
alcohol use; drug use; inappropriate verbal action; and inappropriate
person who has responsibility over a group of people or an organization,
and who abuses the leader
relationship by leaving the group or organization in a worse-off condition
than when they first found them.
Psychopathy in the Workplace
. Although psychopaths typically represent
a relatively small percentage of people, they can do an enormous amount of damage
when they are in senior management roles. Psychopaths are usually most common at
higher levels of corporate organizations and their actions often cause a
ripple effect throughout an organization, setting the tone for an entire
corporate culture. Common signs are Public humiliation of others,
a high propensity of having temper tantrums or ridiculing work
performance. Malicious spreading of lies
Remorseless or devoid of guilt
. Frequently lies to push his/her point.
Rapidly shifts between emotions
– used to manipulate people or cause high
anxiety. Intentionally isolates persons from organizational resources.
Quick to blame others
for mistakes or for incomplete work even though
he/she is guilty. Encourages co-workers to torment, alienate, harass
and/or humiliate other peers. Takes credit for other people's
accomplishments. Steals and/or sabotages other persons' works. Refuses to
take responsibility for misjudgments and/or
. Threatens any
perceived enemy with job loss and/or discipline in order to taint employee
file. Sets unrealistic and unachievable job expectations to set employees
up for failure. Refuses or is reluctant to attend meetings with more than
one person. Refuses to provide adequate training and/or instructions to
singled out victim. Invades personal privacy of others. Has multiple
sexual encounters with junior and/or senior employees. Develops new ideas
without real follow through. Very self-centered and extremely egotistical
(often conversation revolves around them – great deal of self-importance).
Often "borrows" money and/or other material objects without any intentions
of giving it back. Will do whatever it takes to close the deal (no regards
for ethics or legality). Entry
psychopaths may use highly developed social skills and charm to obtain
employment into an organization. At this stage it will be difficult to
spot anything which is indicative of psychopathic behaviour, and as a new
employee one might perceive the psychopath to be helpful and even
– psychopaths will
weigh one up according to one's usefulness, and one could be recognized as
either a pawn (who has some informal influence and will be easily
manipulated) or a patron (who has formal power and will be used by the
psychopath to protect against attacks).
– psychopath will create a scenario of “psychopathic
fiction” where positive information about themselves and negative
disinformation about others will be created, where one's role as a part of
a network of pawns or patrons will be utilized and will be groomed into
accepting the psychopath's agenda. Confrontation
– the psychopath will use techniques of character assassination to
maintain their agenda, and one will be either discarded as a pawn or used
as a patron. Ascension
– one's role as a
patron in the psychopath's quest for power will be discarded, and the
psychopath will take for himself/herself a position of power and prestige
from anyone who once supported them. Bad consequences of workplace
psychopathy (with additional cites in some cases): Workplace bullying of
employees. employees lose their jobs. Legal liabilities. Shareholders
lose their investments. Capitalism loses some of its credibility. Wasted
employee time. Suboptimal employee performance. Increased workload.
Difficult working conditions. Poor levels of job satisfaction. Lower
perceived levels of corporate social responsibility. Raised staff
turnover. Absenteeism. Heightened level of workplace conflict – arguments,
yelling, rudeness, divide and conquer counterproductive work behavior.
interview. Verify information contained in the curriculum vitae
. Obtain work samples. Carry out
Machiavellianism in the Workplace
is the employment of cunning and
duplicity in a business setting.
is a fraudulent
or duplicitous representation. Acting in bad faith;
deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting
under the influence of another. Maintaining power. Harsh management
tactics. Manipulative behaviors.
Flying Monkeys (psychology)
is a phrase used in popular psychology
mainly in the context of narcissistic abuse. They are people who act on
behalf of a narcissist to a third party, usually for an abusive purpose.
The phrase has also been used to refer to people who act on behalf of a
psychopath for a similar purpose. Flying monkeys are distinct from
enablers. Enablers just allow or cover for the narcissist's (abuser's) own
is a workplace that is marked by significant drama and infighting, where
personal battles often harm productivity. Toxic workplaces are often
considered the result of toxic employers and/or toxic employees who are
motivated by personal gain (power, money, fame or special status), use
unethical, mean-spirited and sometimes illegal means to manipulate and
annoy those around them; and whose motives are to maintain or increase
power, money or special status or divert attention away from their
performance shortfalls and misdeeds. Toxic workers do not recognize a duty
to the organization for which they work or their co-workers in terms of
ethics or professional conduct toward others. Toxic workers define
relationships with co-workers, not by organizational structure but by
co-workers they favour and those they do not like or trust.
Kick the Cat
metaphor used to describe how a relatively high-ranking person in an
organization or family displaces his or her frustrations by abusing a
lower-ranking person, who may in turn take it out on his or her own
describes a woman in a position of authority who views or
treats subordinates more critically if they are female. This phenomenon
has been documented by several studies.
is a type of systemic political corruption in which
private interests significantly influence a state's decision-making
processes to their own advantage through unobvious channels, that may not
be illegal. The influence may be through a range of state institutions,
including the legislature, executive, ministries and the judiciary. It is
thus similar to regulatory capture but differs through the wider variety
of bodies through which it may be exercised and because, unlike regulatory
capture, the influence is never overt.
is a form of government failure that occurs when a
, created to act in the public interest, instead
advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups
that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. When
regulatory capture occurs the interests of firms or political groups are
prioritised over the interests of the public, leading to a net loss to
society as a whole. Government agencies suffering regulatory capture are
called "captured agencies
comprises the policy-making relationship among the
congressional committees, the bureaucracy
, and interest groups.
involves seeking to increase one's share of existing
wealth without creating new wealth
. Rent-seeking results in
reduced economic efficiency through poor allocation of resources, reduced
actual wealth creation, lost government revenue, increased income
inequality, and (potentially) national decline. Attempts at capture of
regulatory agencies to gain a coercive monopoly can result in advantages
for the rent seeker in the market while imposing disadvantages on
(incorrupt) competitors. Just another word for Theft
Suing the Government, Corporation or Management Company for Negligence
Federal Tort Claims Act
is a 1946 federal statute that
permits private parties to sue the United States in a federal court for
most torts committed by persons acting on behalf of the United States.
Historically, citizens have not been able to Sue
their state—a doctrine
referred to as sovereign immunity. The FTCA constitutes a limited waiver
of sovereign immunity, permitting citizens to pursue some tort claims
against the government.
Suing a Federal Agency
Youth Amended Complaint Against the U.S.
Washington state youth sue
over climate change. Securing the Legal Right to a
Stable Climate and a Healthy Atmosphere for all present and future
Fatal Accidents Act 1846
allowed relatives of people killed
by the wrongdoing of others to recover damages
Intentional infliction of emotional distress
individuals to recover for severe emotional distress caused by another
individual who intentionally or recklessly inflicted
distress by behaving in a way that was "extreme and outrageous".
refers to the standard by which a grand jury believes
that a crime has been committed.
Negligent infliction of emotional distress
one has a legal duty to use reasonable care to avoid causing emotional
distress to another individual. If one fails in this duty and unreasonably
causes emotional distress to another person, that actor will be liable for
monetary damages to the injured individual.
is an obligation by a person (indemnitor) to provide
for a particular loss suffered
by another person (indemnitee). Indemnities form the basis of many
insurance contracts; for example, a car owner may purchase different kinds
of insurance as an indemnity for various kinds of loss arising from
operation of the car, such as damage
to the car
itself, or medical expenses following an accident. In an agency context, a
principal may be obligated to indemnify their agent for liabilities
incurred while carrying out responsibilities under the relationship. While
the events giving rise to an indemnity may be specified by contract, the
actions that must be taken to compensate the injured
are largely unpredictable, and the maximum compensation is often
Theft - Stealing
is more then not spending money in an acceptable manner
is the taking of
another person's property without that person's permission or
the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
is to take something without the
owner's consent. Move stealthily.
is a crime involving the unlawful taking of the personal property of
another person or business. Burglary, robbery, fraud, theft, Grand larceny
- In the US, it is often defined as an amount valued at $400 or more.
is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force,
threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery
is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to
permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or
received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in
the form of wages or fees)
"a clause in the
sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes".
is an unlawful entry into a building or other location for
the purposes of committing an offence. Usually that offence is theft, but
most jurisdictions include others within the ambit of burglary.
can be treated as a felony, while petty theft is generally
treated as a misdemeanor. Distinction between grand theft and petty theft
do so on the basis of the value of the money or property taken by the
thief or lost by the victim.
the act of withholding assets for the purpose of conversion (theft) of
such assets, by one or more persons to whom the assets were entrusted,
either to be held or to be used for specific purposes.
Misallocation of Funds
is intentional and illegal use of property
or funds; it can particularly refer to when done by a public official.
Also means an unauthorized use of another's name, likeness, or identity
without that person's permission, resulting in harm to that person.
is the process of transforming the proceeds of crime and corruption into
ostensibly legitimate assets.
is the act of giving money, goods or other forms of recompense to a
recipient in exchange for an alteration of their behavior (to the
benefit/interest of the giver) that the recipient would otherwise not
alter. Bribery is defined by Black's Law Dictionary
as the offering,
giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the
actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal
is a slang term for a form of bribery, in which one person or
party offers another an attractive sum of money or other enticement, in
exchange for remaining silent about some illegal, stigmatic, or shameful
behavior, action, or other fact about the person or party who has made the
offer. People are paid to look the other way
something is being an
Nepotism - Favoritism
is giving undeserved
jobs or favors to relatives or close friends by those in power. An
inclination to favor some person or group, which is the same as
Unfair treatment of a person or group on the
is a form of negotiated bribery in which a commission is
paid to the bribe-taker in exchange for services rendered. Generally
speaking, the remuneration (money, goods, or services handed over) is
negotiated ahead of time. The kickback varies from other kinds of
bribes in that there is implied collusion between agents of the two
parties, rather than one party extorting the bribe from the other. The
purpose of the kickback is usually to encourage the other party to
cooperate in the illegal scheme.
use of potentially illegal means to obtain money, assets, or other
property owned or held by a financial institution, or to obtain money from
depositors by fraudulently posing as a bank
or other financial institution.
deception to secure unfair or unlawful
gain, or to deprive a
legal right. Fraud itself can be a civil wrong
Crimes of Greed
Corruption leads to wars.
Corruption leads to poverty.
Corruption leads to refugees.
Corruption leads to people being exploited and abused.
Corruption leads to disease.
Corruption leads to the poisoning of the land, air, water. and
Corruption leads to murder.
Corruption leads to all types of crimes.
The cure for corruption is Knowledge
People need access to that worlds most valuable knowledge and
information. BK101 wants to put this knowledge and information
in your hands. Education is extremely Relevant.
"Most politicians normally oppose
and support things because they want to extort money from the
criminals who are causing the problems and profiting from the
abuses. And at the same time they take money from voters even
when knowing that they are going to stab them in the back. Total
is a form of political corruption, is the unscrupulous
use of a politician's authority for personal gain.
Unholy Alliance (geopolitical)
refers to an alliance which is
perceived as unnatural, unusual, or simply undesirable, sometimes between
seemingly antagonistic parties.Shadow Government
occurs when there are stark partisan or
ideological divides, even if opinion is polarized only on a few issues.
a debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, allowing one or
more members to delay or entirely prevent a vote on the proposal. It is
sometimes referred to as "talking out a bill" or "talking a bill to death"
and characterized as a form of obstruction in a legislature or other
is a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while
concealing real character or inclinations. Deceiving. It is the practice
of engaging in the same
behavior or activity
for which one criticizes another. In moral
psychology, it is the failure to follow one’s own expressed
moral rules and principles
is the application of different sets of
situations. Denial Privilege
is a special
or benefit not enjoyed by all.
consists of a logical incompatibility between two or more propositions. It
occurs when the propositions, taken
, yield two conclusions which form the logical, usually
opposite inversions of each other.
is a figure of speech that joins two words together that are
complete opposites of each other and thus contradict each other, like the
phrase "Military Intelligence". Meanings
is a statement
that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to a
self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion. Some "Logical
Paradoxes" are known to be
a status in which the mind remains suspended between two contradictory
propositions and unable to assent to either of them. Doubt on an emotional
level is indecision between belief and disbelief. Doubt involves
uncertainty, distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a
motive, or a decision. Doubt questions a notion of a perceived "reality",
and may involve delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concerns for
mistakes or faults or appropriateness. (compare paradox).
is to go against, as of rules and
laws. Be in disagreement. Opposition between two simultaneous but
is a contradictory or
self-defeating course of action
. A situation in which a desired
outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently
illogical rules or conditions. A situation in which an
which make it impossible to pursue that action. A paradoxical
situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory
rules Catch-22s often result from rules, regulations, or procedures
that an individual is subject to but has no control over because to fight
the rule is to accept it. Another example is a situation in which someone
is in need of something that can only be had by not being in need of it. A
where a complex chain of events reinforce themselves
through a feedback loop
with detrimental results.
is when no player has anything to gain no matter what they do.
is the act of simultaneously
accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct
emotionally distressing dilemma in communication in which an individual
(or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, and one message
negates the other. This creates a situation in which a successful response
to one message results in a failed response to the other (and vice versa),
so that the person will automatically be wrong regardless of response. The
double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma,
and therefore can neither resolve it nor opt out of the situation.
is when a person or organization has their decisions
because they have multiple business
relationships. So there is a risk that decisions can be manipulated by
other business relationships instead of having decisions based on
refers to crimes that result from the
relationship between the policies of the state and the policies and
practices of commercial corporations
is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or
organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with
the person or organization. Shills can carry out their operations in the
areas of media, journalism, marketing or other business areas. A shill may
also act to discredit opponents or critics of the person or organization
in which they have a vested interest through character assassination or
exist to ensure that individuals can't show favoritism on the basis of
family relationship. A public official may not appoint, employ, promote,
advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or
advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is
serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual
who is a relative of the public official. But scumbag politicians favor
bribes from lobbyists
, so this is just another
thing that politicians will find a away to get around this rule.
is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to
friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between
politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes
appointing "cronies" to positions of authority, regardless of their
qualifications. Corporate Cronyism
is a form of fraud
in which a commercial contract is
promised to one party even though for the sake of appearance several other
parties also present a bid. This form of collusion
is illegal in most
countries. It is a form of price fixing and market allocation, often
practiced where contracts are determined by a call for bids, for example
in the case of government construction contracts. Bid rigging almost
always results in economic harm to the agency which is seeking the bids,
and to the public, who ultimately bear the costs as taxpayers or
is the act of propagating beliefs in things that are
, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission). Deception
can involve dissimulation, propaganda
, and sleight of hand, as well as
distraction, camouflage, or concealment. There is also self-deception, as
in bad faith.
is a trust in which the fiduciaries, namely the trustees or
those who have been given power of attorney, have full discretion over the
assets, and the trust beneficiaries have no knowledge of the holdings of
the trust and no right to intervene in their handling. Blind trusts are
generally used when a settlor (sometimes called a trustor or donor) wishes
to keep the beneficiary unaware of the specific assets in the trust, such
as to avoid conflict of interest
between the beneficiary and the
investments. Politicians or others in sensitive positions often place
their personal assets (including investment income) into blind trusts, to
avoid public scrutiny and accusations of conflicts of interest when they
direct government funds to the private sector.
is a formal way of not trusting any one party too
much in a situation of grave risk or deep doubt. It is commonly expressed
in civics as a division or balance of powers, or in politics as means of
validating treaty terms. Systems based on distrust simply divide the
responsibility so that checks and balances can operate. The phrase "Trust,
but verify" refers specifically to distrust.Lobbying
False Claims Act
needs to be expanded to include all
, after all you are a public
False Claims Act
imposes liability on persons and companies
(typically federal contractors) who defraud governmental programs. It is
the federal Government's primary litigation tool in
against the Government.
There is no democracy behind closed
Greenwald's "Koch Brothers Exposed"
The Abuse of Power
"If a TV Pitchman can be jailed
for 10 years for misleading customers then politicians should at
least get 50 years for misleading citizens
"You would be a fool to believe
that people in charge are always going to do what is right and
what is good. The only way to make sure that people in charge do
the right thing is to make them do the right thing, or, just do
right thing ourselves.
When you start off with something that is
you will always end up with a
Limits to Growth
Improving communication for awareness of what Community
Decisions are being made, and why?Excuses are not Reasons
is a set of economic policies implemented with the
aim of reducing government budget deficits. Policies grouped under the
term 'austerity measures' may include spending cuts, tax increases, or a
mixture of both, and may be undertaken to demonstrate the government's
fiscal discipline to creditors and credit rating agencies by bringing
revenues closer to expenditures.
is an error on the part of an office worker, often a secretary
or personal assistant. It is a phrase which can also be used as an excuse
to deflect blame away from specific individuals, such as high powered
executives, and instead redirect it to the more anonymous clerical staff.
Public Financing of Campaigns
Why do politicians call
When do Campaign Contributions become Bribes
refers to all funds raised to promote
candidates, political parties, or policy initiatives and referenda.
Opening a Bank Account For Your Political Campaign
Start a Political Campaign Bank Account: Checking or Savings?
Political committees must establish a bank account
. This is required
for many reasons, including helping keep committee funds separate from
personal funds. You’ll use this account to deposit receipts and make
disbursements. The account must be at one of the following: National bank,
State bank, FDIC- or NCUA-insured institution.
Campaign Finance in the US
Research on Elections and Campaigns
is the study of the role of the government in the
economy. It is the branch of economics which assesses the government
revenue and government expenditure of the public authorities and the
adjustment of one or the other to achieve desirable effects and avoid
What is Public Financing
Public Funding of Presidential Elections
1976 a majority of judges held limits on election
spending in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 §608 were
Why are Campaign Commercials similar to
Money spent on Attack Adds
Politicians spend way to much time
fundraising and not enough time doing the job that they were
paid to do
. Imagine calling your boss (the tax payer) and saying
"I'm not coming to work today because I'm going fundraising."
And your boss says "but you're paid to work here, you're not paid
to go looking for money from people who want to keep you from
doing your job or keep you from doing what is right". Besides,
that money will not make you do your job better, and worse,
because you're not at work, the job that you're paid to do does
not get done, so every citizen is victimized and marginalized.
You're an ignorant criminal.
Improving communication for awareness of
What's the difference between a
is when government's give money grants,
tax breaks, or other special favorable treatment for corporations. It
highlights how wealthy corporations are less in need of such treatment
than the poor.
I Paid a
Law and Society
Our political leaders are
, still using the word 'Economy
' to explain
their incompetence. Money over people is their motto, but they
will lie to your face and tell you that it's actually
'. Ignorant and corrupt people will never be able to
make improvements. And when they say that they're going to
create "A Task Force, or a Commission", that's just another way
of saying that more time, people, resources and money will be
wasted, as always. Hard working citizens and caring people have
always been the driving force behind improvements, not just
small businesses. And when you destroy your small businesses by
bringing in large Corporations, you ignorantly dig your own
grave. But you will never see leaders reach out to people for
help, mostly because they would have to admit their
incompetence, their corruption and their ignorance, which would
cause them to lose votes, votes they need to continue receiving
their over paid salaries, all for their inadequate service to
Every citizen needs to be fully aware and informed about the
true state of their city
. This way people will be able to make
the right choices and make good decisions that would ultimately
lead to improvements for everyone in the community. If everyone
understands the responsibilities, and if everyone shares in the
responsibilities, then everyone will have control over their own
destinies and their own personal freedoms. Then everyone can
finally live in Peace and Harmony.
are an organized effort which seeks to influence the
decision making process within a specific group.
are attack ads focus exclusively on the negative aspects of
the opponent. There is no positive content in an attack ad, whether it is
about the candidate or the opponent. Attack ads usually identify the risks
associated with the opponent, often exploiting people’s fears to
manipulate and lower the impression voters have of the opponent. Because
attack ads have no positive content, they have the potential to be more
influential than contrast ads in shaping voters’ views of the sponsoring
- Hate Speech
advertisement whose message is designed to wage a
an opposing candidate or political party in order to gain support for the
attacking candidate and attract voters. Attack ads often form part of
negative campaigning or smear campaigns, and in large or well-financed
campaigns, may be disseminated via mass media.
is a news event deliberately created or timed or sometimes occurring
spontaneously to influence the outcome of an election, particularly one
for the U.S. presidency.
are mostly used by the
Political Campaigning is not about educating people or informing people,
or is it about addressing important issues, it's about
distracting the public from the actual truth and facts. The main goal of
political campaigns is to keep people ignorant, and the scumbags in the
media are accessories
to this crime.
Political Campaigns today are mostly a ugly disrespectful reality TV show
that mocks the ignorance of every citizen who votes. The whole political
process needs to be revamped and improved because it's a disgrace to all
living things on this planet. We need more qualified
to choose from, and the news papers must deliver the facts
to all citizens, instead of wasting paper, resources and
time delivering bullshit that does nothing to inform people about the
a lie and a distortion of the English language. Politicians spend more
time pandering for votes to keep their job then doing the actual job they
are paid to do. Any employee on the planet would be fired on the spot for
this type of ignorant behavior, but these scumbags get away with it
everyday. This needs to stop.
You need to remember that
You Vote Everyday
votes every single day. Everything that you do in life is a vote for
something or a vote against something. So don't just vote during
, vote everyday. And if we all make good choices and good
we will continually have improvements. To pretend that voting in elections fulfills your responsibility to your
state, your community and your country is a lie. You vote around 100 times a
day on average. So you need to know the full
of all your actions
that you make everyday. Who are you hurting? Who are you benefiting? Which
criminal organization are you supporting? All
these actions add up.
"Democracy cannot succeed unless
those who express their choice
to choose wisely.
The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is
Carlin ~ The American Dream
is set of ideals (democracy, rights,
opportunity, and equality) in which freedom
includes the opportunity for
prosperity and success
, and an upward social mobility for the family and
children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. "life
should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with
each according to ability or achievement" regardless of
circumstances of birth. The American Dream is rooted in the
, which proclaims that "all men are created equal" with the
right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Veil of Ignorance
is a method of determining the morality of political issues based upon the
following thought experiment: People making political decisions imagine
that they know nothing about the particular talents, abilities, tastes,
social class, and positions they will have within a social order. When
such parties are selecting the principles for distribution of rights,
positions, and resources in the society in which they will live, this
"veil of ignorance" prevents them from knowing who will receive a given
distribution of rights, positions, and resources in that society. For
example, for a proposed society in which 50% of the population is kept in
slavery, it follows that on entering the new society there is a 50%
likelihood that the participant would be a slave. The idea is that parties
subject to the veil of ignorance will make choices based upon moral
considerations, since they will not be able to make choices based on their
own self- or class-interest. No one knows his place in society, his class
position or social status; nor does he know his fortune in the
distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence and
strength, and the like.
"Right and Wrong
cannot be decided
just by voting, it needs education along with fulfilling our daily responsibilities
think that voting in an election is some how fulfilling your
duty, or if you believe that voting is some how honoring fallen veterans,
your are a fool and a moron
you think that you can transfer
citizen to a politician who has very little power
because of a
, you are a fool and a moron. Voting in an election is less then 1%
of the total responsibilities that every person has on this planet
. If you
don't educate yourself about your responsibilities
, you will most likely
end up being an
to the crimes being committed against
humanity on a daily basis. You have to educate yourself on all the ways
that you can improve your country and your community. You can not simply
transfer those responsibilities
to someone else by just voting for
someone that you have no control over.
Politicians Campaign Promise
- Vote for me and I will give you a tax
break but it will hurt thousands of other people in order for you to have
a tax break. Vote for me and I will change the laws to favor your beliefs
but it will violate other peoples human rights and cause unnecessary harm
and not even solve the problem. If you vote for me I will give you a job
but I will also give you cancer. Vote for me and I will guarantee you will
that you will be a moron for the rest of your life. People must understand
that voting is only 1% of the work a person needs to do in order for us to
manage the quality of life....People need to wake up from this illusion.
Turn off the TV and get an Internet connection to all the worlds most
valuable knowledge and information. Of course you will have to read and
learn, which are the two most important functions a human needs to do, it
is the most effective method we have for transferring knowledge and
information. And this is a fact that humans have known for 100's of years.
But we are not taking this responsibility serious, and that's the reason
for all the problems.
only do you need to know the candidate that you're voting
for, you need to know
how your politician Votes and Represents you
after they have been elected? And you need the power to
who do not fulfill their responsibilities. But in order to do that, you
need to be informed, you need to understand your own
must have authority over yourself first before you can give the
responsibility of authority to other people. Another reason why we need to
People should not allow a
corrupt 2 party
to deny peoples rights or
control peoples choices. Forcing people to choose between only
criminals, that were chosen by
wealthy criminals, is 100 percent
unconstitutional and not even a democracy. So Not Voting is a
, the same kind of protest
that gave America
It sucks to know that your vote in
almost every Democratic
is only a vote for the
Lesser of Two Evils
, which means you still have
. "The lesser of two
Voting in political elections deceives the public into
believing that they actually have a voice in a
Voter Registration Statistics Data
Total number of Americans
to vote - 218,959,000
Total number of Americans
vote - 146,311,000
Total number of Americans who actually voted in the 2012
Presidential election - 126,144,000
Only 57.5 % of Americans who were
to vote, actually voted in the 2012 Presidential election.
But it's worse then that, a lot of voters are just voting against the
other candidate, so it ends up being just less then 20% of the population
who actually choose and want the current President. But it's worse then
that....you don't get to choose, your choices are made for you. it's like
a math trick
, no mater what number you
choose, the answer will always be the same, or "Same old Sh*t." But it's
worse then that...Most people vote depending on their political
affiliation, an ignorant bias
totally illogical because it does not define what is right, wrong, good or
bad. A Division created by
To say "America has Voted" is a
. To say "America has
Spoken" is a Lie too. All you can say is that less then 20% of Americans
population has voted for the current president, and whether they fully
understand what they voted for has not even been determined. But it's
worse then that...
Around 50% of
Americans who are eligible to vote, decide not to
in elections. But it's much
worse then that. Around 75% of Americans did not
vote for an Elected President
. But it's much worse then that. Only 25% of Americans
registered to vote, choose a
President. (60 Million votes = 20% of the population) But it's much worse then that. The Electoral College
votes for the president. But it's much worse then that.
bought the votes
in the Electoral College. So only
1% of Americans actually choose a President.
But it's much worse
then that. Wealthy people control the President like a
. So 90% of
the promises that Presidents make, are never fulfilled because it's mostly a
bunch of Lies. Same goes for 90% of your
Congress. You vote them in and then they never listen to you again because
they are controlled by the wealthy 1%
. So it's not the most votes that count, or
even how many people voted that counts. It's what the
wealthy 1% want
. So do you think your vote counts now? You didn't make
a difference. But the 1% want you to believe that you did make a
difference so that you stay the fool that you are. Unless you
do more then just vote in
, you will have blood on your
and you are basically just an accessory
crimes being committed against humanity. So what are you actually voting
for? More Mass Murder? More Decay? More Disease? More Death? More Soldiers
being Killed in the name of Corporations? And on top of that you have
, which includes voter suppression,
attack adds, propaganda, gerrymandering, vote buying and so on. WakeTFU America!
“If voting made any difference they
wouldn't let us do it.” (Mark
1,500,000 Total Ballots Counted.
2,572,337 Total Registered to Vote.
2,834,267 Voting-Age Population.
Total Population is 3.597 Million (2014).
Elections by Popular Vote Margin
vote is another lie. Half the people who voted for you were just voting
against the other idiot, and not because they liked you or really wanted
you. Popular vote does not exsist.
keep people divided
easier to manipulate
control people. There are no Blue States or Red States, that is a lie to
make Americans feel that are divided. Americans are not Divided, Americans
, uninformed and ignorant about the reality of the world,
and themselves. The only thing that truly
is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film
that actually came true in a sense. It's sad that we can make fun of
reality, but no really gets the joke, because reality is not a joke.
is a tendency for people
of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive
political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party
refers to political positions based on the interests
and perspectives of social groups with which people identify. Identity
politics includes the ways in which people's politics may be shaped by
aspects of their identity through loosely correlated social organizations.
Examples include social organizations based on race, gender identity,
ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, religion, culture,
language and dialect. Not all members of any given group are involved in
is a method for a group such as a meeting
or an electorate to make a decision
or express an opinion, usually
or election campaigns. Democracies elect
holders of high office by voting.
consists of the set of rules which must be followed for a vote to be
considered valid, and how votes are counted and aggregated to yield a
is voting using electronic means to either aid or take care of
the chores of casting and counting votes. Depending on the particular
implementation, e-voting may encompass a range of Internet services, from
basic data transmission to full-function online voting through common
connectable household devices. Similarly, the degree of automation may
vary from simple chores to a complete solution that includes voter
registration & authentication, vote input, local or precinct tallying,
vote data encryption and transmission to servers, vote consolidation and
tabulation, and election administration. A worthy e-voting system must
perform most of these tasks while complying with a set of standards
established by regulatory bodies, and must also be capable to deal
successfully with strong requirements associated with security, accuracy,
integrity, swiftness, privacy, auditability, accessibility,
cost-effectiveness, scalability and ecological sustainability.
is a device used to cast votes in an
election, and may be a piece of paper or a small ball used in secret
voting. It was originally a small ball (see blackballing) used to record
decisions made by voters.
a voting method in which a voter's choices in an election or a referendum
are anonymous, forestalling attempts to influence the voter by
intimidation and potential
. The system is one means of achieving the goal of
in the United States is the body that elects the
President and Vice President of the United States every four years.
Citizens of the United States do not directly elect the president or the
; instead they choose "electors", who usually pledge to vote
for particular candidates.
5 presidents have been elected without the
popular vote. The most recent was George W. Bush in 2000, which gave us
63 percent of Americans would get rid of the
Boxer Introduces Bill To Abolish The Electoral College
Abolish the Electoral College
the Electoral College Sign the petition
The number of electoral
votes each state gets is determined by its number of House seats and
Senate seats. This system dates back to the early 1800's and stems from
the idea that the people should not be trusted to vote directly for their
. The U.S. Constitution contains very few provisions
relating to the qualifications of Electors. Article II, section 1, clause
2 provides that no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office
of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
often choose Electors for the slate to recognize their service and
dedication to that political party. When the voters in each state cast
votes for the Presidential candidate of their choice they are voting to
select their state's Electors. The potential Electors' names may or may
not appear on the ballot below the name of the Presidential candidates,
There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors
to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their states.
Electors usually pledge to vote for their party's nominee
, but some
"faithless electors" have voted for other candidates or refrained from
voting. A candidate must receive an absolute majority of electoral votes
(currently 270) to win the presidency or the vice presidency. Presidential
electors have the Constitutional right to vote their conscience and the
responsibility to unify behind the best person for the job, but how can
they when they have pledged themselves to a political party?
is someone who attends or communicates
the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or
conference between organizations, which may be at the same level or
involved in a common field of work or interest.
who make up just under 15% of all
convention delegates) include elected officials and party activists and
officials. Democratic superdelegates are free to support any candidate for
the presidential nomination.
is a formal decision-making process by
which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections
have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has
operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the
legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional
and local government. This process is also used in many other private and
business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and
Elections and Political Campaigns need to be more like a Hiring Process
Citizens have the right to interview the
prospective employees, or politicians, to assess whether they are
do the job effectively
a a conversation between a job applicant and a representative of an
employer which is conducted to assess whether the applicant should be
is to ensure that each interview is
presented with exactly the same questions in the same order. This ensures
that answers can be reliably aggregated and that
can be made
with confidence between sample subgroups or between different survey
refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and
candidates for jobs
(either permanent or temporary) within an
are procedures to identify the content of a
job in terms of
involved and attributes or job requirements
perform the activities. Job analysis provides information to organizations
which helps to determine which employees are best fit for specific jobs.
Through job analysis, the analyst
needs to understand what the important tasks of the job are, how they are
carried out, and the
necessary human qualities needed to complete the job successfully
process of job analysis involves the analyst describing the duties of the
incumbent, then the nature and conditions of work, and finally some basic
qualifications. After this, the job analyst has completed a form called a
job psychograph, which displays the mental requirements of the job. The
measure of a sound job analysis is a valid task list. This list contains
the functional or duty areas of a position, the related tasks, and the
basic training recommendations. Subject matter experts (incumbents) and
supervisors for the position being analyzed need to validate this final
list in order to validate
job analysis. Job analysis is crucial for first, helping individuals
develop their careers, and also for helping organizations develop their
employees in order to maximize talent. The outcomes of job analysis are
key influences in designing learning, developing performance
interventions, and improving processes. The application of job analysis
techniques makes the implicit assumption that information about a job as
it presently exists may be used to develop programs to recruit, select,
train, and appraise people for the job as it will exist in the future. A
job analysis might be undertaken to document the
knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics
required or sought for the job. From these the relevant information is
captured in such documents as job descriptions and job specifications.
employee who is hired to provide
to people on a regular
basis in exchange for compensation. An employee
expertise to an endeavor of an employer, which the employer in this case
are the fellow citizens who hired you through a voting process, or job
- Worker Qualities
Over a 100 People Run for President
, But not everyone gets noticed,
What if you were an employer and someone
said to you that you only had two people to choose from out of the
thousands of qualified people who could do the job who are waiting outside
your business ready to be hired. What would you say to
that? You would say GFY! When certain people in power control your
choices, that's criminal, that's terrorism, that's fascism.
the citizens are denied
the necessary knowledge and information that would
educate them enough to understand the realities of our current situation,
then people would never be aware of the choices they have, which means
people will never have true freedom, people will never experience true
happiness, and people will never experience a good life. This ruthless
control over people is killing us by the millions every year, and yet, we
the people still have not learned how to solve this problem. But this
problem will be solved within this century, because we don't have a
choice. Oh the irony, you took away peoples choices, so now people are
left with no choice but to take our choices back, your stealing days are
Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
is an impossibility theorem
stating that when voters have three or more distinct alternatives
(options), no ranked order voting system can convert the ranked
preferences of individuals into a community-wide (complete and transitive)
ranking while also meeting a pre-specified set of criteria: unrestricted
domain, non-dictatorship, Pareto efficiency, and independence of
irrelevant alternatives. The theorem is often cited in discussions of
voting theory as it is further interpreted by the Gibbard–Satterthwaite
are elections which were
not held due to there only being a single candidate who could assume the
position without the need for an election.
unaffiliated voter is a voter
who does not align themselves with a political party who votes for
candidates and issues rather than on the basis of a political ideology or
is a voter who has no allegiance to any political party. A swing
voter or floating voter is a voter who may not be affiliated with a
particular political party (Independent) or who will vote across party
lines. In American politics, many centrists, liberal Republicans, and
conservative Democrats are considered "swing voters" since their voting
patterns cannot be predicted with certainty. The only allegiance a citizen
should have is to the U.S. Constitution
which most Americans don't fully understand.
is apathy or antipathy towards all
political affiliations in which people take an unbiased position in regard
to political matters.
is an individual
politician not affiliated to any political party. Independents may support
policies which are different from those of the major political parties.
is the revocation of the right
of suffrage (the right to vote) of a person or group of people, or through
practices, prevention of a person exercising the right to vote.
is a voting method in which a
voter's choices in an election or a referendum are anonymous, forestalling
attempts to influence the voter by intimidation and potential vote buying.
The system is one means of achieving the goal of political privacy.
is a voting method in which a
voter's choices in an election or a referendum are anonymous, forestalling
attempts to influence the voter by intimidation and potential vote buying.
Plurality Voting System
is a voting system in which each voter is
allowed to vote for only one candidate, and the candidate who polls more
votes (plurality) than any other candidate is elected. In a system based
on single-member districts, it may be called first-past-the-post (FPTP),
single-choice voting, simple plurality or relative/simple majority. In a
system based on multi-member districts, it may be referred to as
winner-takes-all or bloc voting. The system is often used to elect members
of a legislative assembly or executive officers. It is the most common
form of the system, used in Canada, the lower house (Lok Sabha) in India,
the United Kingdom, and most elections in the United States.
Majority voting system
is when a candidate
must receive an absolute majority of votes.
is to formally
decline to vote either
for or against a proposal or motion.
Candidates Voting Information
Election Reform Information
Election Interference - Fraud
is illegal interference with the
process of an election. Acts of fraud affect
to bring about an
election result, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored
candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates, or both.
What constitutes electoral fraud under law varies from country to country.
Foreign Electoral Intervention
are attempts by governments, covertly
or overtly, to influence elections
in another country. There are many ways
that nations have accomplished regime change abroad, and electoral
intervention is only one of those methods.
False Flag Attacks
someone else for your crimes).
in America have been rigging elections and interfering with
elections since the beginning. The fact that they
with elections is still just the same criminals in America interfering
with elections, and they do this because they
control the media
. And America citizens are
and ignorant of this so
they ignorantly believe that they understand or know the truth because
they watch TV, go to school, read news papers and listen to the radio, the
same things that criminals control.
is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by
discouraging or preventing people from voting. Voter ID is Discrimination
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
is a practice intended to establish a political
advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district
boundaries. diluting the voting power of the opposing party's supporters
across many districts) and "packing" (concentrating the opposing party's
voting power in one district to reduce their voting power in other
districts).Politicians are choosing their
voters instead of voters choosing them
. This criminal activity
needs to stop. This is like being able to choose your own
Jury of 12
to Judge you during your
Gerrymandering: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
is a territorial subdivision for electing
members to a legislative body. Generally, only voters (constituents) who
reside within the district are permitted to vote in an election held
there. From a single district, a single member or multiple members might
be chosen. Members might be chosen by a first-past-the-post system or a
proportional representative system, or another method entirely. Members
might be chosen through an election with universal suffrage or an indirect
election, or some other method.
Vote Buying is a
Redistricting Electoral Boundaries
process of drawing United States electoral district boundaries.
How money controls who gets to be in office
is a meeting of supporters or members of
a specific political party or movement.
is an election that narrows the
field of candidates before an election for office.
is the observation
by one or more independent parties,
typically from another country or a non-governmental organization (NGO),
primarily to assess the conduct of an election process on the basis of
national legislation and international election standards. There are
national and international election observers. Monitors do not directly
prevent electoral fraud, but rather record and report such instances.
Election observation increasingly looks at the entire electoral process
over a longer period of time, rather than at election-day proceedings
only. The legitimacy of an election can be affected by the criticism of
monitors, provided that they are themselves seen as unbiased. A notable
individual is often appointed honorary leader of a monitoring organization
in an effort to enhance its own legitimacy.
Federal Election Commission
is a body charged for overseeing the implementation of
The Help America Vote Act
Election Data Services
Electoral Registers - Voter Data Files
listing of all those registered to vote in a particular area.
Rock the Vote
is any election method that
elects the candidate that would win by majority rule in all pairings
against the other candidates, whenever one of the candidates has that
is a form of voting whereby some members of a decision-making body may
delegate their voting power to other members of the same body to vote in
their absence, and/or to select additional representatives.
is a vote cast by someone who is unable or unwilling to attend the
official polling station or to which the voter is normally allocated.
is a practice in which a member of a
legislative assembly casts a vote without being
present in the voting chamber. Legislators can also
sometimes rig their voting buttons to be triggered
is a semi-permanent ink or dye that is applied to the
forefinger (usually) of voters during elections in order to prevent
electoral fraud such as double voting. It is an effective method for
countries where identification documents for citizens are not always
standardized or institutionalized.
What ignorant moron would
use a computer to count votes?
is a vote cast in an election to
demonstrate the voter's dissatisfaction with the choice of candidates or
refusal of the current political system. In this latter case, protest vote
may take the form of a valid vote, but instead of voting for the
mainstream candidates, it is a vote in favor of a minority or fringe
candidate, either from the far-left, far-right or self-presenting as a
candidate foreign to the political system. Civil Disobedience
If a corrupt politician
refuses to vote, they call it "Abstains from Voting", if an American
decides not to vote they call it a protest
a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does
not go to vote (on election day) or, in parliamentary procedure, is
present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. Abstention must be
contrasted with "blank vote", in which a voter casts a ballot willfully
made invalid by marking it wrongly or by not marking anything at all. A
"blank (or white) voter" has voted, although their vote may be considered
a spoilt vote, depending on each legislation, while an abstaining voter
hasn't voted. Both forms (abstention and blank vote) may or may not,
depending on the circumstances, be considered to be a protest vote (also
known as a "blank vote" or "white vote").
and voter apathy should be distinguished from what
arises when voters are not allowed or unable to vote, or when
disenfranchisement occurs, or voters are engaged generally but repelled by
the options available. Voter fatigue can cause notoriously low voter
turnout rates, and potentially more protest vote, and supposedly occurs
for a variety of reasons:
voters are not interested in the issue.
are bothered by the inconvenience of physically voting. Voters feel their
vote will not count because they think that the election has "already been won" by one side.
Voters feel that it is not worth their while to educate themselves as to
the issues and hence their vote would not be worth making. This is related
to the concept of rational ignorance
Voters have to vote for too many
institutions (too often).
is perceived apathy (lack of caring) among voters in an
election. Usually the result of the corruption in the system and from a
dysfunctional media that focuses more on propaganda then actually
informing and educating the public.
is an unspecified large group of people in a country
or group who do not express their opinions publicly. But
silence can still be damaging
Whether you have
less of an as*hole (democrat), or more of an as*hole
(republican), you still have an as*hole.
So lets have no more
as*holes. "No More As*holes" should be the next campaign slogan,
we'll call it the Non-As*hole Party
. Instead of one person, we
send a team of scientists
, mathematics experts, teachers and
students, both men and women. There would also be a blind
person, a deaf person, and a
, each of whom represents other people
with similar disabilities. Our next president will not be one person, it will be
a highly skilled team made up of the most intelligent people we
transparent open government
controlled by people,
instead of money. Of course we can have one person to represent
the team, but they are just a representative and not a leader.
"No more as*holes, no more as*holes, no more as*holes." I love
Democracy, and I also love
freedom of speech
, the US
Constitution rules baby. It's time to apply our knowledge
instead of denying our knowledge. It's time.
"When I vote for a
politician it's not that I approve of them, it's just I can
tolerate their ignorance and criminal behavior a little more
then the other idiot."
"It's time to vote for the next
, which one will you vote for?" "Elect and Regret"
Not to say that voting for
politicians doesn't make a difference
, I'm just saying if that's
all you do is vote for politicians, then you will make very
little difference, because voting for a politician is only 1%
of the total responsibilities of all citizens.
What you need to fully understand is that
you actually vote
everyday of your life by way of the choices you make
Everything you do is
Cause and Effect
. The problem is that most
people have no idea of the effects that their
making. Our Problems can only be fixed when every citizen is
aware of their choices and
. Just voting for politicians just
perpetuates our problems. Informing the public is the only sure
way of correcting our problems and ridding our world of
corruption, abuse and waste. So Vote for that, then all your
problems will soon be solved. I wouldn't be surprised if voting
turnout was 90%, because this type of voting could be done
anywhere at anytime. So do you know what you're voting for?
"When people learn and understand how
every choice and decision they
make is a vote
, and when people are fully aware how they make
hundreds of votes every day by their actions, then everyone will
people make better decisions."
What ever is in Fashion
"Peoples lack of knowledge pretty much limits them to just
voting for their favorite color
, ' Red or Blue'. If that doesn't
work then people usually just vote for a name or a label, which
is ignorant and shallow. People need to learn how their
ignorance and lack of knowledge hurts democracy, and how it
hurts America. If people knew more, we would have more
intelligent politicians, as well as, more intelligent voters."
Pick a side? Which side are you on?
do I have to choose a side?
If you have sides that means that
one side is wrong or both sides are wrong. This is why so many
people refuse to play this stupid game, especially when this is
not a game, this is peoples lives. So you have to have at least
one side that explains the facts, other wise, you will never
have the improvements that are needed, or will we ever reach our
was an Icelandic political party.
We need a Good Party
Political Party that focuses on what is
Good and Right
bias or corruption.
"Why would you vote when your only
ignorant criminals who are only doing public service for the
money and not to be a voice for the people that they claim to
The problems in our world are Numerous and sometimes Complicated. And one
thing is for sure, this shit is not going to fix itself.
Voting in elections is simply not enough
, and that goes for every
country on this planet. And the evidence that just voting
doesn't work is everywhere. You have to be able to understand
the problems that society is faced with. That is the only sure
way that our problems will ever be solved. And the only way to
understand these problems, is by
. Learning about the system, learning
about your choices and options, and learning the facts. You also
have to Learn the best ways to get the most important
information that you need so that you are more aware and better
informed on what actions you need to take.
And learning to communicate effectively
is a must. Of course there's more to
learn then this, so lets get started.
mostly represent greed and
. The public
does not have a voice in Government. You don't have a Democracy
when politicians can be corrupted with money. It's not who has
the most votes, but who takes the most money from
, which act to influence decisions made by
officials in a government, most often legislators or members of regulatory
agencies. But the worse thing is
that a lot
of politicians become Lobbyists, so as the stab everyone in the back when
they're in office, they continue to steal and murder in the name of money
and corporate greed
Favors for Murder
Abramoff: The lobbyist's Playbook
This Town: America's Gilded Capital
is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a
government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.
Lobbying is done by many types of people, associations and organized
groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow
legislators or government officials, or advocacy groups (interest groups).
is just another word for Lobbying.
Untraceable money is the same as
. Someone stole money and now they want to use it to steal more
money, or too buy favors from people, which is they same as extortion and
bribing. Information subsidy is also another word for extortion and
bribing. Lobbyist is just another word for bribery.
You don't vote for a lobbyist, so who do they
only chance is to
necessary knowledge and information so that they can finds ways
to make long lasting improvements instead of just waiting for
old age that will be filled with suffering and more corruption.
Deciding not to vote for politicians is your right, but it's a
huge mistake if you exercise only that right and nothing more.
"American citizens have been
from our so called democratic government."
"I apologize to the people of
the world who have suffered from the ignorant actions of my
Government and by the People in Power who have exploited and
manipulated our Country
. Our Democracy and our Constitution is
being undermined and abused. Please bear with us as we go
through these much needed changes. We will share with you
everything that we learn from this process called
, so that you may use this information to help
make improvements in your area of the world if needed. And please remember
to keep educating yourself because you cannot fight ignorance without the
necessary knowledge and information that is needed to define our mistakes,
and at the same time, come up with logical solutions that will help
Get Fooled Again
"I don't judge a country by their
, I judge a country by it's people, and as far as I can
see, every country on this planet is full of good people. Most
leaders are ignorant and corrupt and not the citizens who
temporally live under their rule. Don't judge a book by it's cover and don't judge a country by
Government spends roughly $10.5 billion per day
United States Federal Budget
Federal Tax revenue by State
Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS)
Government financial data from 70 Government sources. Including revenue,
spending balance sheets, government employment, and government-run
businesses. Explore Families & Individuals, Demographics, and Population
is a set of economic policies implemented with the
aim of reducing government budget deficits.
a systematic and independent examination of books (How much Money coming
in? How the money was spent?), accounts, statutory records, documents and
vouchers of an organization to ascertain how far the financial statements
as well as non-financial disclosures present a true and fair view of the
concern. It also attempts to ensure that the books of accounts are
by the concern as required by law.
is a senior civil servant charged with improving government Accountability
by auditing and reporting on the government's operations. (also known in
some countries as a comptroller general or comptroller and auditor
general).Military Spending Audits
is an outflow of money to another person or group to pay for an item or
, or for a category of costs.
is a form of
document that contains all the expenses that an individual has incurred as
a result of the business
is an ongoing cost for running a product, business,
or system. Its counterpart, a capital expenditure (capex), is the cost of
developing or providing non-consumable parts for the product or system.
For example, the purchase of a photocopier involves capex, and the annual
paper, toner, power and maintenance costs represents opex. For larger
systems like businesses, opex may also include the cost of workers and
facility expenses such as rent and utilities. In business, an operating
expense is a day-to-day expense such as sales and administration, or
research & development
, as opposed to
production, costs, and pricing. In short, this is the money the business
spends in order to turn inventory into throughput. On an income statement,
"operating expenses" is the sum of a business's operating expenses for a
period of time, such as a month or year.
are the expenses which are related to the operation of
a business, or to the operation of a device, component, piece of equipment
or facility. They are the cost of resources used by an organization just
to maintain its existence. Equipment operating costs may include: Salaries
or Wages of personnel
Advertising, Raw materials, License or equivalent fees (such as
Corporation yearly registration fees) imposed by a government. Real estate
expenses, including Rent or Lease payments, Office space rent, furniture
and equipment. Investment value of the funds used to purchase the land, if
it is owned instead of rented or leased, property taxes and equivalent
assessments, Operations taxes, such as fees assessed on transportation
carriers for use of highways, Fuel costs such as power for operations,
fuel for production. Public Utilities such as telephone service, Internet
connectivity, etc. Maintenance
equipment. Office supplies and consumables. Insurance premium.
Depreciation of equipment and eventual replacement costs (unless the
facility has no moving parts it probably will wear out eventually). Damage
due to uninsured losses, accident, sabotage,
, terrorism and routine wear and tear. Taxes on production
or operation (such as subsidence fees imposed on oil wells). Income taxes?
is the money a company spends to buy, maintain, or
improve its fixed assets, such as buildings, vehicles, equipment, or land.
It is considered a capital expenditure when the asset is newly purchased
or when money is used towards extending the useful life of an existing
asset, such as repairing the roof
Cash Flow Statement
is a financial statement that shows how changes in
balance sheet accounts and income affect cash and cash equivalents, and
breaks the analysis down to operating, investing and financing activities.
Essentially, the cash flow statement is concerned with the flow of cash in
and out of the business. The statement captures both the current operating
results and the accompanying changes in the balance sheet. As an
analytical tool, the statement of cash flows is useful in determining the
short-term viability of a company, particularly its ability to pay bills.
International Accounting Standard 7 (IAS 7), is the International
Accounting Standard that deals with cash flow statements. People and
groups interested in cash flow statements include: Accounting personnel,
who need to know whether the organization will be able to cover payroll
and other immediate expenses. Potential lenders or creditors, who want a
clear picture of a company's ability to repay. Potential investors, who
need to judge whether the company is financially sound. Potential
employees or contractors, who need to know whether the company will be
able to afford compensation. Shareholders or citizens who have stake in
describes a real or virtual movement of money: A cash flow
in its narrow sense is a payment (in a currency), especially from one
central bank account to another; the term 'cash flow' is mostly used to
describe payments that are expected to happen in the future, are thus
uncertain and therefore need to be forecasted with cash flows; a cash flow
is determined by its time t, nominal amount N, currency CCY and account A;
symbolically CF = CF(t,N,CCY,A). It is however popular to use cash flow in
a less specified sense describing (symbolic) payments into or out of a
business, project, or financial product. Cash flows are narrowly
interconnected with the concepts of value, interest rate and liquidity. A
cash flow that shall happen on a future day tN can be transformed into a
cash flow of the same value in t0.
or profit and loss account (also referred to as a profit and loss
statement (P&L), statement of profit or loss, revenue statement, statement
of financial performance, earnings statement, operating statement, or
statement of operations) is one of the financial statements of a company
and shows the company’s revenues and expenses during a particular period.
It indicates how the revenues (money received from the sale of products
and services before expenses are taken out, also known as the “top line”)
are transformed into the net income (the result after all revenues and
expenses have been accounted for, also known as “net profit” or the
“bottom line”). The purpose of the income statement is to show managers
and investors whether the company made or lost money during the period
is a written acknowledgment that a person has received money or property
in payment following a sale or other transfer of goods or provision of a
service. All receipt must have the date of purchase on them. If the
recipient of the payment is legally required to collect sales tax or VAT
from the customer, the amount would be added to the receipt and the
collection would be deemed to have been on behalf of the relevant tax
authority. In many countries, a retailer is required to include the sales
tax or VAT in the displayed price of goods sold, from which the tax amount
would be calculated at point of sale and remitted to the tax authorities
in due course. Similarly, amounts may be deducted from amounts payable, as
in the case of wage withholding taxes. On the other hand, tips or other
gratuities given by a customer, for example in a restaurant, would not
form part of the payment amount or appear on the receipt.
is a summary of the
balances of an individual or organization, whether it be a
sole proprietorship, a business partnership, a corporation, private
limited company or other organization such as Government or not-for-profit
entity. Assets, liabilities and ownership equity are listed as of a
specific date, such as the end of its
year. A balance sheet is often described as a "snapshot of a
company's financial condition". Of the four basic financial statements,
the balance sheet is the only statement which applies to a single point in
time of a business' calendar year. A standard company balance sheet has
two sides: assets, on the left and financing, which itself has two parts,
liabilities and ownership equity, on the right. The main categories of
assets are usually listed first, and typically in order of liquidity.
Assets are followed by the liabilities. The difference between the assets
and the Liabilities
is known as
equity or the net assets or the net worth or capital of the company and
according to the accounting equation, net worth must equal assets minus
. Another way to look
at the balance sheet equation is that total assets equals liabilities plus
owner's equity. Looking at the equation in this way shows how assets were
financed: either by borrowing money (liability) or by using the owner's
money (owner's or shareholders' equity). Balance sheets are usually
presented with assets in one section and
and net worth in the
other section with the two sections "balancing". A business operating
entirely in cash can measure its profits by withdrawing the entire bank
balance at the end of the period, plus any cash in hand. However, many
businesses are not paid immediately; they build up inventories of goods
and they acquire buildings and equipment. In other words: businesses have
assets and so they cannot, even if they want to, immediately turn these
into cash at the end of each period. Often, these businesses owe money to
suppliers and to tax authorities, and the proprietors do not withdraw all
their original capital and profits at the end of each period. In other
words, businesses also have liabilities.
Free MoneyGlobal Maximum
known as an absolute maximum, is the largest overall value of a set,
function, etc., over its entire range. It is almost impossible to
that will find a global maximum for an arbitrary function.
of a function, known collectively as extrema (the plural of
extremum), are the largest and smallest value of the function, either
within a given range (the local or relative extrema) or on the entire
domain of a function (the global or absolute extrema).
Counting the things that Matter
is the amount by which spending exceeds revenue over
a particular period of time, also called simply deficit, or budget
deficit; the opposite of budget surplus. The term may be applied to the
budget of a government, private company, or individual. Government deficit
spending is a central point of controversy in economics. Financial Advice
or debt limit
is a legislative limit on the amount of
that can be issued by the US Treasury, thus limiting how
much money the federal government may borrow. The debt ceiling is an
aggregate figure which applies to the gross debt, which includes debt in
the hands of the public and in intra-government accounts. (About 0.5% of
debt is not covered by the ceiling.) Because expenditures are authorized
by separate legislation, the debt ceiling does not directly limit
government deficits. In effect, it can only restrain the
paying for expenditures and other financial obligations after the limit
has been reached, but which have already been approved (in the budget) and
appropriated. When the debt ceiling is actually reached without an
increase in the limit having been enacted,
will need to resort to
"extraordinary measures" to temporarily finance government expenditures
and obligations until a resolution can be reached. The Treasury has never
reached the point of exhausting extraordinary measures, resulting in
default, although on some occasions, Congress appeared like it would allow
a default to take place. If this situation were to occur, it is unclear
whether Treasury would be able to prioritize payments on debt to avoid a
default on its bond obligations, but it would at least have to default on
some of its non-bond payment obligations. A protracted default could
trigger a variety of economic problems including a financial crisis, and a
decline in output that would put the country into an economic recession.
Management of the United States public debt is an important part of the
macroeconomics of the United States economy and finance system, and the
debt ceiling is a constraint on the executive's ability to manage the
. There is debate, however, on how the U.S. economy should be
managed, and whether a debt ceiling is an appropriate mechanism for
restraining government spending.Stopgap
Government shutdown in the United States
is the process the Executive
Branch must enter into when Congress and the President fail to pass
legislation funding government operations and agencies. If interim or
full-year appropriations are not enacted into law, the current
interpretation of the Antideficiency Act requires that the federal
government begin a "shutdown" of the affected activities, often involving
the furlough of non-essential personnel and curtailment of agency
activities and services. Programs that are funded by laws other than
annual appropriations acts (like Social Security) also may be affected by
a funding gap, if program execution relies on activities that receive
annually appropriated funding. Although the term government shutdown
usually refers to what occurs at the federal level, shutdowns have also
occurred at the state/territorial and local levels of government.
centralizes state financial information to make it easier to follow state
dollars. Find out where deficits or surpluses come from. Find out how much
was paid for a particular vendor or program. Find out what to expect in
future years. It’s your money. You have a right to know.
Open Payroll Ct.
is a provision that directs approved funds to be spent on
specific projects, or that directs specific exemptions from taxes or
Federal Tax Revenue exceeded $3 trillion in fiscal year 2014. In
2015, total federal revenues in fiscal year 2015 are expected to
be $3.18 trillion.
Revenues come from three major
Income taxes paid by individuals:
$1.48 trillion, or 47% of all
paid jointly by workers and employers: $1.07
trillion, 34% of all tax revenues.
Corporate income taxes
paid by businesses: $341.7 billion, or 11% of all tax revenues.
We have been fools for to long to believe
that Government Agencies alone are going to be effective and
efficient enough to fulfill the necessary responsibilities of a
particular service to the people. People need to understand that
these agencies can only do so much. And when people in power can
be corrupted by money, they will be even more ineffective, and
they will never do what is right or what is good and fair for
everyone. People need to be more informed, and people need to
understand their responsibilities, responsibilities that are
required in order for improvements to be successful. Citizens
need to be very much apart of the implementing process, the more
people involved, the less enforcement of the laws and rules will
be needed. You can't expect someone else to look out for your
best interest if all you're going to do is expect someone else
to look out for your best interest. Everyone needs to learn to
share responsibilities, it's the only way for humans to live in
harmony and to live in peace.
Why is it so hard to follow your own Rules?
difference between a
government cover-up you should be worried about is knowing "Who's Really
is just another word for a
also protect us from our Government."
"imagine getting a
job just because people voted
for you. Imagine if you wanted to be an engineer but had no
school or training, and all you had to do to get this job is to
get people to vote for you, well you would totally suck, as most
politicians do. So why don't we have skill and knowledge
requirements for political positions? Is it because you voted
for morons? Probably."
"It's either there is not enough people for the job or someone is
not doing their job?
talk a lot but they hardly never say
anything important, honest or insightful. And yes you are a
because if you say something that you purposely want to be
in the wrong way, you are a liar.
(Baseless Claims) ...More
"How do you create an
for Government and how would you protect
those people who work for Internal affairs from corruption?"
"Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you
making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them
is the belief that the history of the United
States is inherently different from other nations, and the US has a unique
mission to transform the world, and that its history and its mission give
the United States a superiority over other nations.
is the perception that a country, society,
institution, movement, or time period is "exceptional" (i.e., unusual or
extraordinary) in some way and thus does not need to conform to normal
rules or principles. Although the idea appears to have developed with
respect to an era, today the term is particularly applied to national or
regional exceptionalism. Other uses are rarer in the present day.
is an act that exploits or
victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
If you See Something, Say Something
...I see corruption,
criminals in power, waste, abuse, suffering, propaganda,
pollution and avoidable deaths..and that's everyday.
You either learn how the government
and the world works or you can just trust that people in power
will do the right thing
. And as you can clearly see just
trusting people hasn't been working out to well. It's not a good
idea to put your future into someone else's hands, especially
when you know nothing about what those hands are doing behind
your back. Put life in your hands, Learn?
is an oxymoron. If you believe that these two
words can be combined and somehow made into a definition that
makes sense, then yes you are a moron."
government is an extension of yourself, so if you don't know
yourself, you can't improve yourself."
One of the worst things
about trying to communicate with government offices is that you
always get the run around. No one wants to be straight forward
and honest with you. They're always
Beating around Bush
and making you
Jump through Hoops
. Forcing people to go here and there and
go from person to person just to get a simple answer. It's
almost like people plan to act ignorant incompetent. Maybe to
discourage you, or maybe to punish you for making them do their
job. And then some will even say it's not my job, but that's a
lie. They're just being disrespectful, and there is no need for
that kind of behavior. It's almost like
does not exist.
Political Offices - Citizen Responsibilities.
Worker and Money Alternatives
If you see
something, say something
Films that talk about
the Abuses of Power
to improve awareness and
and don't forget to do the