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HUMINT

HUMINT is intelligence information got from personal contacts. It is a term used in the spy community of the NATO countries.

                                               

Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Commission were created by Article IV, Sections 40-42 of the Missouri Constitution. The article was adopted by the voters of the state in 1936 as Amendment 4 to the constitutio ...

                                               

Union Public Service Commission

The Union Public Service Commission is a board in India which conduct several exams to select grade 1 officer for Indian government. UPSC is also responsible for traning and allocation of positions to its different selected candidates. Popular ex ...

                                               

Communication

Communication is when information is passed from a sender to a recipient using a medium. There are different media that can be used: Using writing Visual communication using body language or gestures Using smell Communication using touch Communic ...

                                               

Color of the day (police)

The color of the day is a signal used by undercover officers of some big city police departments in the USA. It is used to help stop uniformed police officers shooting undercover police officers who they do not know are police officers. It is mos ...

                                               

Compromise

To compromise is to make a deal where one person gives up part of his or her demand. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms, while often involving variations from an ...

                                               

Conference

A conference is an event where people get together to discuss things. For example, scientists usually present their findings at conferences. Many other types of people other than scientists attend conferences also. Business people sometimes come ...

                                               

Interview

An interview is a conversation where somebody is trying to get information from another person. The person asking questions is the interviewer and the person answering questions is the interviewee. Employers interview people trying to get a job t ...

                                               

Promotion

Promotion means spreading information about an product, service or issue Promotion as part of marketing means spreading information about a product, product line, brand, or company. Promotion includes: Advertising Publicity and public relations P ...

                                               

Screaming

Screaming is a vocal technique often used in punk rock, fast played metal music, and screamo. It is usually simply either a louder than normal high pitched form of singing, or a louder than normal low pitched form of singing. In both cases the vo ...

                                               

Sexting

Sexting is the act of sending sexually suggestive electronic messages, mainly between mobile phones. The term became popular during the early 21st century. The term is a portmanteau of sex and texting. The term was first used in print in 2005 in ...

                                               

Signal processing

Signal processing is the analysis, interpretation and manipulation of signals. Signals of interest include sound, images, biological signals such as ECG, radar signals, and many others. Processing of such signals includes storage and reconstructi ...

                                               

Technical writing

Technical writing is communication about technical and occupational fields. The Society for Technical Communication defines technical writing as any form of communication that is: providing instructions about how to do something, regardless of th ...

                                               

Anti-nuclear movement in California

The 1970s proved to be a pivotal period for the anti-nuclear movement in California. There was confrontation between nuclear power advocates and environmentalists. In 1981, 1.900 activists were arrested during protests at Diablo Canyon Power Plan ...

                                               

Carbon diet

Carbon diet is the process of reducing the production of greenhouse gas, primarily carbon dioxide, to reduce effects on climate change and global warming. Carbon dioxide is produced from heating, driving and consuming products. The production of ...

                                               

David Suzuki: The Autobiography

David Suzuki: The Autobiography is the 2006 autobiography of Canadian science writer and broadcaster David Suzuki. The book focuses mostly on his life since the 1987 publication of his first autobiography, Metamorphosis: Stages in a Life. It begi ...

                                               

Environmental racism

Many countries make rules to protect the environment. These rules can be laws, guidelines, or regulations. Ideally, these rules affect all groups in society in the same way. When this is not the case, and one group or community is affected more t ...

                                               

Environmentally friendly

Environmentally friendly are terms that refer to objects that people buy, services, laws, and rules that either do not harm the environment or do very little harm to it. To make people who buy the goods or services know that they are environmenta ...

                                               

Renewable energy

Renewable energy comes from renewable resources. It is different from fossil fuels as it does not produce as many greenhouse gases and other pollutants as fossil fuel combustion. People have used traditional wind power, hydropower, biofuel, and s ...

                                               

Eugenics

Eugenics is a social and political philosophy. It tries to influence the way people choose to mate and raise children, with the aim of improving the human species. Eugenics rests on some basic ideas. The first is that, in genetics, what is true o ...

                                               

Henry Fairfield Osborn

Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr. FRS was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenist, and the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years. Osborn was one of the great dinosaur fossil hunters in the late 19th century. Osbor ...

                                               

Government

A government is a group of people that have the power to rule in a territory, according to the administrative law. This territory may be a country, a state or province within a country, or a region. The government may be various types of: Democra ...

                                               

Agency

An agency is an organization which acts on behalf of others. There are commercial agencies, and government agencies. Dictionary.com defines agency: "an organization, company, or bureau that provides some service for another: a welfare agency". Ac ...

                                               

Assistant secretary

Assistant Secretary is a title used by politicians or government officials in certain countries. These are often junior ministers assigned to a specific cabinet minister.

                                               

Cabinet

A Cabinet is a group of important people in a government, who normally represent the head of government. It is also known as the Council of Ministers or the Executive Council. They are part of the executive branch of government. People in the cab ...

                                               

Central bank

A central bank manages a states currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks usually oversee the commercial banks of their country. It issues the national currency, the nations money. It controls the overall supply of money. In contr ...

                                               

Central Committee

In political parties, the Central Committee is a group of party members that make all decisions for the party. The Committee is usually led by a Chairman. The Committee usually elects its Chairman to represent it, and also elects other important ...

                                               

Committee

A committee is a group of people that come together to do something or decide something. It is often part of a bigger deliberative assembly. A committee might have a special job to do for a specific topic.

                                               

Deliberative assembly

Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised describes the following characteristics of a deliberative assembly: Each member has an equal vote. Each member is able to act how they want to. They meet in a single room or area. A group of people meets to ta ...

                                               

Executive (government)

The executive is the branch of government that is responsible for the day-to-day management of the state. Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is not supposed to make laws role of the legislature, nor to interpret them ro ...

                                               

Ministry (government department)

For other meanings of the term ministry, see Ministry. A ministry is a department of a government, led by a political minister. Ministries are usually subordinate to the cabinet, and prime minister, president or chancellor. A government will usua ...

                                               

Order of succession

The order of succession is a sequence of people and events in a specific order. It may mean the passing of royal or other powers, for example in a dynasty. The "order of succession" may be used in a historical way, such as a list of former leader ...

                                               

Polity

A polity is a group of people who are brought together by any form of political agreement and who consider themselves as forming an autonomous unit. The political agreement uniting the group may be of different types: it can be a written constitu ...

                                               

Public administration

Public administration has two meanings. First it means putting into action government policy. Second, academics study this, and prepare civil servants for working in the public service. Public administration helps improve management and improve p ...

                                               

Quango

Quango is an acronym used especially in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Quangos are arms-length bodies funded by government departments but not run by them. They are given power and paid for by government departments. They were in ...

                                               

Responsible government

Responsible government is a principle of some democratic governments. It is not the same as a government with responsibility. A responsible government is one in which there is a degree of accountability towards parliament. There is also the funda ...

                                               

Roman consul

A Roman consul was the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic. Each year, two consuls were elected together, to serve for a one-year term. Each consul was given veto power over his colleague and the officials would alternate each ...

                                               

Royal Commission

In states that are Commonwealth Realms a Royal Commission is a major government public inquiry into an important issue. They have been held in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and Saudi Arabia. In Hong Kong, Ireland and S ...

                                               

Treasury

A Treasury is either: Originally, a place where money, gold and other treasure is kept. Today, a government department which deals with money supply, taxation and financial policy.

                                               

Veto

A right of veto means that somebody can stop decisions or legislation. For example, the President of the United States has veto power over the USAs Congress. This can stop legislation from being passed. If the President vetoes a bill passed by th ...

                                               

Hate groups in the United States

A hate group is a group that hates a specific group of people. For example, a hate group might hate everyone who belongs to a different ethnic group, religion, sex, and/or sexual orientation.

                                               

Citizenship

Citizenship is a legal relationship between a person and a country. Usually the country is the one they were born in, lives in, supports, and in return gets protection. A person is usually a citizen of the country where he or she is born, but som ...

                                               

Pacifism

Pacifism is when someone does not think war or violence is a good way to stop a fight or to get ahead of someone and move toward peace. Pacifism was encouraged in the first days of people as a whole. Conscientious objector also oppose of pacifism ...

                                               

World peace

World peace is an idea of freedom, peace, and happiness among everyone. World peace is an idea of a world without violence, where nations try to work with each other. World peace could mean equal human rights, technology, free education for every ...

                                               

Blood and soil

Blood and soil is a concept first developed in the 19th century. It looks at a persons blood, to see where they come from, and who their ancestors were. It also looks at the soil a person is working on, to make a claim that they should indeed wor ...

                                               

Classical liberalism

Classical liberalism is a type of liberalism. It is a belief in economics and a political ideology. It is about civil and economic freedom. Classical liberals believe in a small government, and believe that people will be ruled mostly by natural ...

                                               

The end justifies the means

The end justifies the means is a phrase of Sergey Nechayev, the 19th century Russian revolutionary. It means that if a goal is morally important enough, any method of getting it is acceptable. The idea is ancient, but it was not meant to justify ...

                                               

Liberal conservatism

Liberal conservatism is a political ideology that combines elements of conservatism and economic liberalism. Liberal conservatives believe in the free market and laissez-faire economic policies combined with traditional conservative values, such ...

                                               

Progressivism

Progressivism is a way of thinking that focuses on social progress. It is a philosophical movement and political movement. The idea of progress is the belief that human society is improving over time. In the 18th century, many philosophers began ...

                                               

Realism theory

Realism theory is a way of thinking about politics and world history, that focuses on being realistic. It is one of the main styles of international relations theory. It gives the theoretic background to Realpolitik statesmanship of early modern ...