Government seizing assets, keeping the cash


>>>OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF NIGHTS, WE SHOWED YOU HOW STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN TAKE MONEY FROM YOU WITH ROAD SIDE TRAFFIC STOPS. THE GOAL, POLICE SAY, IS TO SEIZE CASH LINKED TO CRIMES BUT SOMETIMES MONEY IS TAKEN AND NO CRIMES CHARGED. HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN DO THE EXACT SAME THING. TAKE YOUR MONEY AND HAVING TO PROVE YOUR MONEY WAS INNOCENT, NOT GOTTEN THROUGH ILL-GOTTEN GAINS. GARY TUCHMAN HAS THE INVESTIGATION. >>Reporter: WHEN BUSINESS WAS HOPPING, THE BUSINESS OF THIS MEXICAN RESTAURANT WAS RATHER LONG, PEOPLE CLAMMING TO GET IN AND CARROLL IN HER ELEMENT. WHY DO YOU LOVE THIS RESTAURANT SO MUCH?>>BECAUSE IT WAS MINE AND I GOT TO MAKE THE DECISIONS, CHOOSE THE FOOD, MAKE THE FOOD. IT’S WHAT I WANTED TO DO.>>Reporter: MRS. LADY’S DID NOT TAKE LOCAL — JUST LOCAL CHECKS AND CASH, BUT IN SPRING OF 2013, TWO IRS AGENTS SHOWED UP AT HER FRONT DOOR. >>I LOOKED AT THEIR BADGES. THEY CAME IN AND PROCEEDED TO TELL ME THAT THEY WERE HERE TO LET ME KNOW THEY HAD CONFISCATED ALL MY MONEY FOR MY BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT AND CLOSED IT. >>Reporter: HOW MUCH MONEY?>>APPROXIMATELY $33,000.>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. THE IRS TOOK ALL OF HER MONEY. EVERY DIME. BUT DIDN’T CHARGE HER WITH A CRIME. THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMED BECAUSE CAROL ROUTINELY DEPOSITED UNDER $10,000, IT WAS SUSPICIOUS. CLAIMED TO STRUCTURE HER DEPOSITS, TO AVOID THE REQUIREMENT THAT DEPOSITS OVER $10,000 WOULD TRIGGER. THERE’S A FANCY TERM. CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE. IN THE WORLD OF CIVIL FORFEITURE. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT NEED YOU TO BE CONVICTED OF A CRIME BEFORE SEIZING YOUR MONEY. YOU DON’T EVEN NEED TO BE CHARGED WITH A CRIME. YOU’RE NOT INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, YOU’RE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT. AND TO THIS DAY, CAROL HINDERS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH NOTHING. IDEA BEHIND CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE BEGAN IN THE DRUG WARS OF EARLY ’80s. SEIZE THE CASH AND PROPERTY BY BAD GUYS AND THE CRIMINAL NETWORKS WOULD SUFFER GREATLY. FEDERAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES ARE ALLOWED TO USE SEIZED CASH FOR THEMSELVES TO MAKE LEGITIMATE PURCHASES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THEIR OFFICES. >>IT VIOLATES THE DUE PROCESS RIGHTS FOR AMERICANS. IT’S JUST WRONG. THERE’S A SIMPLE PREMISE THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE TAKING MONEY WHO HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGED, LET ALONE CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME. >>Reporter: LARRY SALZMAN WORKS AND REPRESENTING CAROL HINDERS FREE OF CHARGE. WHY ARE THEY PICKING ON CAROL IN.>>┃ SHE’S EASY. MOST PEOPLE LIKE CAROL CAN’T DEFEND THEMSELVES. THE GOVERNMENT TAKES $33,000 FROM YOU, IT WILL COST MOST PEOPLE MORE MONEY TO GET THAT BACK THAN WHAT THEY’VE TAKEN, SO PEOPLE JUST GIVE UP.>>Reporter: THE IRS WOULDN’T TALK ON CAMERA TO CNN, BUT DID ISSUE A STATEMENT TO US. SEEMING TO INDICATE IT WAS BACKING OFF ON AT LEAST SOME CASES LIKE CAROL HINDERS. WE RECOGNIZE OFTEN MAKE DEPOSITS UNDER $10,000 WITHOUT ANY INTENT TO AVOID THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS THE STATEMENT SAID. AND IT ADDED, AFTER CONDUCTING A REVIEW OF THE STRUCTURING CASES, THE IRS WILL FOCUS LIMITED RESOURCES ON CASES WHERE EVIDENCE INDICATE STRUCTURED FUNDS FROM DERIVED FROM ILLEGAL SOURCES. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS OVERALL CHARGE OF THE PROGRAM AND OFFICIALS WOULDN’T TALK ON CAMERA THERE EITHER BUT SAID THE PROGRAM WAS VITAL AND FULL OF SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT THOSE ACCUSED SO WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? ONLY HOURS AFTER WE FINISHED OUR INTERVIEW WITH CAROL HINDERS, THE GOVERNMENT WITHDREW ITS COMPLAINT BUT RESERVED THE RIGHT TO FILE IT AGAIN DOWN THE ROAD, AND LOOKED LIKE AT LEAST PARTLY, THE AUTHORITIES TRYING TO SAVE FACE. >>I DON’T FEEL IT’S A FAVOR BUT IT’S A VICTIM RVICTORY. I THINK WE GO ON THE CIVIL FORITURE THING AND DON’T LET IT DROP. >>Reporter: IT’S SOLD TO A NEW OWNER. HER AMERICANS FOND AT LEAST UNTIL THE LAST MONTHS IT WAS OPEN WHEN SHE WAS TORMENTED BY AN AGENCY THAT NEVER CHARGED HER WITH A CRIME.>>GARY TUCHMAN JOINS US NOW. DID ANYONE APOLOGIZE TO HER? WHY IS THIS ALLOWED IN THE FIRST PLACE?>>NO ONE APOLOGIZED TO HER. HERE’S HOW AUTHORITIES GET AROUND, INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. IF YOUR MONEY GETS TAKEN AWAY VIA FORFEITURE, YOU’RE NOT THE ONE THAT GETS SUED. IT’S THE MONEY THAT GETS SUED AND YOUR MONEY DOES NOT HAVE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE. THIS IS NOT THE UNITED STATES VERSUS CAROL HINDERS, IT’S THE UNITED STATES VERSUS

Fuck The Government – The Ancap Calypso – LIVE


This next song is a protest song, ladies and
gentlemen. It’s called fuck the government It’s direct, it’s direct. There’s no nuanced
stuff. It’s direct. And it requires your participation So every time I ask you a question you have
to go, “The Government” So let’s just say practice that I ask you
a question and you go “the government” Absolutely right. Now I should stress this
is a libertarian protest song, so your participation is completely voluntary Who made the laws on drugs?
The Government Who ignored child rape gangs?
The Government Who put kids into debt?
The Government Yet we expect the government to sort things out.
No. Duh Fuck the government!
Fuck the government! Fuck the government! Sit on my finger and swivel on my face! Sorry. That gets a bit Tarantino that bit. Sorry about that. Who went to war in Iraq?
The Government Who bailed out the banks?
The Government Who sent house prices so high?
The Government Yet we expect the government to sort things out. No, no, no, no. Fuck the government! Your laws are too aggressive Fuck the government! Your taxes are aggressive Fuck the government! You welfare is oppressive I wouldn’t even deign to shit on your face! Sorry. That’s the Tarantino bit again. It wasn’t free speech caused wars. you
see. It wasn’t free trade caused poverty.
Free movement didn’t cause inequality. It was your interventionist policies Fuck the government! The people are oppressed. Fuck the government! Taxation is theft. Fuck the government! Anarchy is best. I’d like to take this ukulele and shove it up you arse.

Chinese scientists says COVID-19/coronavirus could have originated from government …


as the world struggles to contain the
new virus a new speculation from the Chinese scientists who believe it may
have originated at a research facility not far from the ohon fish market while
they say more research needs to be done to find solid proof such labs are known
to contain a disease-ridden animals including hundreds of bats or Kimmie
Osan with the details amid the continued spread of the Kovach
19 virus there’s rising speculation the virus could have originated from a
government laboratory in Wuhan rather than a widely held belief that it
emerged from the city’s quantum seafood markets setting a report published by
Chinese scientists a Chinese language newspaper published at Hong Kong Ming
Pao and the British daily the mirror explains Sunday that the ohan Center for
Disease Control or WH CDC could have spawned the contagion in Hubei province
according to the report penned by boat I shall and Lai shall of the South China
University of Technology the research lab which is only 280 metres away from
the hewan and seafood markets kept disease-ridden animals including more
than 600 bats and say that while it’s plausible the virus was leaked from the
lab and contaminated initial patients in this epidemic more solid evidence is
required through future study the report also raised a possibility that the ohan
Institute of our ology could have leaked the virus while it was carrying out
tests involving Chinese horseshoe bats against such a backdrop an article
published by The Washington Times late last month is garnering attention as it
raises the possibility that the disastrous outbreak could be the
accidental result of biological weapons research this comes as a renowned law
professor at teen Y University in Beijing Xu Jiang run is known to be
missing after publicly condemning Chinese President Xi Jinping for failing
to contain the spread of the virus at an early stage he even added the
condemnation could be the last message of his life kim yusin arirang news

The Japanese Government Wants You to Date | Explorer


[music playing] FRANCESCA FIORENTINI
(VOICEOVER): Here in the Japanese
countryside, some of Japan’s most
eligible bachelors are waiting to meet their mates. The mayor is here. Parents are here. Eligible bachelors and
bachelorettes are here. FRANCESCA FIORENTINI
(VOICEOVER): They’ve even summoned the city’s
mascots, the great warrior Masamitsu and his wife. [speaking japanese] [speaking japanese] FRANCESCA FIORENTINI
(VOICEOVER): This is one of many
events organized each year by the Japanese government
to get young people to hook up, shack up, and make babies. Japan’s overall
population is dropping and the government is panicked. Without young people to shore
up the country’s tax base, the coming decades
could see Japan spin into an economic death spiral. Emma, a 29-year-old
bachelorette, traveled two hours
from the city of Tokyo with the hope of meeting
the farm boy of her dreams. [speaking japanese] FRANCESCA FIORENTINI
(VOICEOVER): Emma has one hour
to play the field, but comes up empty-handed. FRANCESCA FIORENTINI: So
what’s next for you, Osaka? Maybe start from
close to where I live, like Tokyo, maybe. – Well–
– Yeah. Well, keep trying. Yeah. See ya. See ya.

Why I Don’t Trust The Government. CIA, Bohemian Grove, Georgia Guidestones, Illuminati, Freemasonry.


the government is kind of ridiculous
I understand how anyone at this point can trust the government they blurred
the lines of reality and they do it on purpose many secret intelligence agencies
themselves admit that they do not want our public knowing what is real what is
reality and this this has a negative impact on humans in general so how can
we even trust anyone even at the top levels of government when we know that
the CIA itself trying to distort reality? For the public is there any real reason
to trust the people in power or are they just influence us the way that they wish? We are now currently living at a time
that our forefathers actually warned us about, they warned us that the government
will be taken over by corporations and banks if we did not take a stand against
them. The reality of the situation is that the world is mostly run by a few
families that have set themselves into positions of power
and run as dynasties working together in a secret cabal using different
organizations and shell companies to hide their intent the reality is is we
do not know what their endgame is if their nefarious, if their beneficial to
this society, or they’re just plain evil. you the truth of the matter is is the
monarchies never ended ended no dynasty really completely ended, their power just
was hidden behind the scenes that’s why you’ll see that every president has a
direct line to the British monarchy. Yet that is only one family of control
they’ve established themselves so well that they’ve gone into the ranks of
every part of modern society and some some people will have to rise through
the ranks and join them as well these people are super wealthy and possibly
egotistical we have no idea like I said how nefarous they are, but we can see
daily so many ways in which they are destroying this world purposefully. If
the Georgia Guidestones actually point to what they want it seems as though
that they want most of the population of the entire world to die. This in their minds is
a way to cleanse the planet and to live in perpetuity with nature itself however
they only want 500 million people in the world which is a reduction of such a
high magnitude that it would eliminate most of the population itself. These
people hide in plain sight they belong to organizations such as Bohemian Grove
and bilderburg group, and the trilateral commission they’ve been working on this
for centuries the control they once have the illusion of
freedom because when we believe us to be free when one lets their control even
that much greater vendee and hopefully will break free from this and work on a
better future the egotistical elites do not rule us
but we’re all actually equal we must defeat them.

All of Government Showcase


We live in a rapidly changing world. And government is having to change how it deals with its citizens and business as a result of that. New Zealand is known as a standout nation around digital innovation and digital services. New Zealand is one of those countries at the forefront of the digital transformation, and here at the All of Government Innovation Showcase, we’re going to get a flavour of what exactly they’re doing to meet this challenge. Today you are going see a lot of innovative work going on across local and central government to make it easier for citizens and businesses to deal with government. We’re really excited to showcase over 35 initiatives here today and we know you’ll be inspired. The New Zealand Business Number will help streamline business processes and it enables some fantastic new technologies because it allows businesses to better interact and connect with each other. And it does that by providing a globally unique identifier connected with the key information that businesses are most often asked for. When developing WellTown we thought actually
how do we make Wellington stand out globally? Like, we are in competition with cities all
around the world – for visitors, for students, for talent, you know the kind of people that
are really important for a region’s economy. But those cities that we are competing against are
much bigger than Wellington. In reality, no one really knows where Wellington is so we
wanted to do something really differently in order to stand out to those people. So in a nutshell we’re moving what is predominantly
a manual process of procurement to an online process. Life Event Services are a cross-government
collaboration and it’s about government going to the people when they’re in need, not about
the people having to traverse multiple agencies. So RealMe has been in the market since July
2013 so our growth has been pretty phenomenal over that time.We have 130 services now that
use the logon component of that service, and we have 19 services including private sector
organisations, some major trading banks, that are using the identity verification component. The Police Innovation Lab is there to bring
genuine Kiwi innovation to policing in New Zealand. We want New Zealand to be the safest
country and to be the safest country, we need the best police force – and that’s what we’re
all about. So the Lab is a number of things. One, it’s
a physical space, a neutral space for agencies to come and work in. It is a space where people
can explore how to do things differently. So Better for Business is a collaboration
of 10 Government agencies. We started in 2012 and what we do is we work together to really
understand what they key pain points are for businesses when they are dealing with government. NZTA runs hackathons because we believe the
problems in our transport industry are bigger than just our agency, and bigger than the
government. We need a really collaborative way of working to solve some of these problems,
whether it’s working with other agencies, the general public and our transport customers,
the commercial and technology sector, we can bring in a whole lot of people to work on
these issues together in a really fast-paced rapid prototyping way, we can come up with
better solutions faster. So Lightning Lab Govtech is specifically focused
on solving public sector problems. So we take projects from local and central government,
and even international government, and really apply a start-up style innovation science
to really move the needle on an issue. We get them to partner with private sector and
the community sector to really get a project from Point A, and take the community along
the way on the journey with them, and get them to Point B as quickly as possible. Business Connect is a cross-agency digital
services initiative that will allow businesses to apply for their permissions to operate,
so things like their licences, their registrations, their certifications – all from one single
place, no matter what government agency they’re dealing with. So the issue that we’re trying to solve with
Better rules – better outcomes is really just joining up the policy people, and making sure
that what they’re intending is really understood by the people that it’s meant for – right
from the start. Spring is a personalised, incentivised journey
that helps Kiwis in poverty build their financial well being, but also take positive steps towards
achieving their dreams. Digital is much more than just IT systems.
It’s about doing things differently in an increasingly connected world. So, at the heart
of our programme is innovation, collaboration, transparency and fostering this across government
agencies. So Auckland Transport uses about 3,000 cameras
to monitor its transport networks. They do that to make it more efficient and more safe.
CCTV Analytics is a platform that sits between the operators and the cameras and enables
them to monitor it more efficiently and making it better for Aucklanders to use the traffic. Today has been a great day to really learn
more around what’s going on around innovation across public agencies – both from a central
and local government perspective. And it’s fantastic to see the energy and the enthusiasm
across many agencies to continue to make many of the services that we deliver for New Zealand
citizens and businesses better. So it’s fantastic to see that energy and commitment. We trust you’ve been really inspired about
what you’ve seen here today and all the innovation going on here across local and central government.
Thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you at our next showcase which will be in December 2019.

Building Government Canyon State Natural Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


(music)>>SAN ANTONIO HAS GROWN IMMENSELY OVER THE LAST 10, 15 YEARS.>>IN 2010, I THINK WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE AT A MILLION-EIGHT. BY 2030 WE’RE GOING TO BE AT 3 MILLION OR SOMETHING.>>SAN ANTONIO IS A HUGE CITY, GROWING VERY FAST.>>WE THINK THINGS ARE CROWDED NOW? JUST WAIT.>>AS THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO GROWS, IT EXTENDS INTO THE ROLLING TEXAS HILL COUNTRY TO THE NORTH. IT’S AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND SHOP, BUT THE TRANSFORMATION OF THIS LANDSCAPE FROM RURAL TO URBAN COULD THREATEN ALL RESIDENTS OF THIS CENTRAL TEXAS METROPOLIS.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SAN ANTONIO GROW IN OTHER DIRECTIONS, BECAUSE NORTHWARD IS THE ONLY DIRECTION THAT THREATENS OUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF WATER. FOR MANY YEARS, UP UNTIL JUST RECENTLY, IT WAS OUR ONLY SOURCE OF WATER. (thunder, falling rain)>>RAIN FALLING ON THESE HILLS TRICKLES DOWN THROUGH FRACTURED LIMESTONE AND RECHARGES THE EDWARDS AQUIFER. AND WATER FROM THE EDWARDS AQUIFER KEEPS SAN ANTONIO ALIVE.>>GROWTH AND URBANIZATION OVER THE EDWARDS AQUIFER RECHARGE ZONE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE AQUIFER WILL BE POLLUTED. BUT IT’S CERTAINLY INCREASED THE RISKS, AND WE ARE SEEING CONTAMINANTS IN THE AQUIFER.>>YOU GO TO A LOT OF CITIES, AND YOU START TALKING ABOUT THE AQUIFER LEVEL, PEOPLE LOOK AT YOU WITH A BLANK STARE. IN SAN ANTONIO EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS WHAT THAT IS. WE FOUND THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT THE WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY WAS SIMPLY TO PURCHASE LAND, PURCHASE WATERSHEDS.>>LESS THAN 20 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO, GOVERNMENT CANYON STATE NATURAL AREA PROTECTS WATER SUPPLIES BY SIMPLY REMAINING NATURAL. BUT THIS PRISTINE WILDERNESS OF MORE THAN 8,000 ACRES WAS ALMOST LOST TO URBAN EXPANSION. A NEW TOWN OF MORE THAN 80,000 PEOPLE WAS PLANNED TO BE BUILT IN GOVERNMENT CANYON.>>I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANOTHER NATURAL AREA OR PARK IN THE SYSTEM THAT HAS THE HISTORY THAT THIS ONE DOES. A LOOSE COALITION OF MANY PEOPLE WITH INTEREST IN OUR WATER SYSTEM CAME TOGETHER AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF SOME ECONOMIC ISSUES AT THE TIME AND PUT THIS TOGETHER FOR OUR COMMUNITY.>>THE REAL ESTATE BUST OF THE 1980S HALTED DEVELOPMENT PLANS BUT CREATED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A CITIZENS GROUP WITH A DIFFERENT VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS LAND.>>A GROUP OF 45 DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS FORMULATED WHAT IS CALLED THE GOVERNMENT CANYON COALITION. AND THE GOVERNMENT CANYON COALITION HAD IDENTIFIED THAT THIS WAS A SPECIAL SPACE THAT NEEDED TO BE PROTECTED IN ORDER TO PROTECT A MASSIVE WATERSHED.>>THERE WAS A LOT OF LAND IN BANKRUPTCY, SO WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY THERE TO BUY LAND FAIRLY INEXPENSIVELY — LESS THAN $500 AN ACRE.>>YOU GET A DOUBLE HIT HERE. YOU GET A CHANCE TO PRESERVE A NATURAL AREA AND YOU GET A CHANCE TO PROTECT SAN ANTONIO’S WATER SYSTEM.>>THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO WASN’T INTERESTED. AT THE TIME I HAD CITY COUNCIL PEOPLE TELL ME, “IT’S RIDICULOUS. NOBODY GOES OUT AND BUYS LAND TO PROTECT THEIR AQUIFER.” TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DIDN’T HAVE MONEY. THE EDWARDS UNDERGROUND WATER DISTRICT, WHICH IS NOW THE EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY, DIDN’T WANT TO BE IN THE LAND MANAGEMENT BUSINESS. EVENTUALLY WE REALIZED THAT WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT A PARTNERSHIP.>>IT IS AN UNUSUAL PARTNERSHIP, AND I THINK THAT IS WHAT MAKES GOVERNMENT CANYON A LANDMARK, MODEL PROJECT IN TEXAS.>>THE PARTNERS PURCHASED THE INITIAL 4,700 ACRE TRACT IN 1993. GOVERNMENT CANYON STATE NATURAL AREA WAS BORN.>>GOVERNMENT CANYON IS RIGHT HERE…>>IT’S JUST A GREAT PARTNERSHIP BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERTISE COMING TO THE TABLE, NO ONE PERSON HAS ALL THE ANSWERS…>>…AND YOU ALSO HAVE DIFFERENT MONEY COMING TO THE TABLE, TO MAKE RESEARCH POSSIBLE, TO MAKE MANAGEMENT BETTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE, AND ALSO TO BUY SOME OF THE SURROUNDING LANDS.>>AMONG THOSE LENDING THEIR EXPERTISE TO GOVERNMENT CANYON IS A CAVE SURVEY TEAM GATHERING DATA.>>TODAY WE’RE AT THE BAT CAVE, TO RETRIEVE DATA THAT WAS COLLECTED OVER A YEAR’S TIME PERIOD. WE’VE BEEN RECORDING RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE DATA EVERY THREE HOURS FOR THE PAST YEAR. WE’RE GOING TO DOWNLOAD THE DATA INTO THIS LITTLE DEVICE AND THEN TAKE IT BACK AND PUT IT IN THE MAIN COMPUTER. WE HAVE A LARGE BAT COLONY HERE AS WELL AS SOME ENDANGERED KARST INVERTEBRATES AND BY GETTING THE INFORMATION OVER SEVERAL YEARS WE’D BE ABLE TO BETTER MANAGE THE CAVE FOR THOSE ANIMALS AND JUST THE CAVE IN GENERAL.>>SOME WERE INSTALLED UP IN THE CEILING CLOSE TO WHERE THE BATS ARE ROOSTING, AH, TO REALLY GET SOME GOOD DATA ON THE HABITAT IN THE CAVE, THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE CAVE.>>IN ORDER TO MANAGE ANY PIECE OF PROPERTY, YOU REALLY HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESOURCES ARE.>>AT GOVERNMENT CANYON, THE RESOURCES ARE HISTORICAL AS WELL AS BIOLOGICAL. EVEN THE NAME APPEARS ROOTED IN AREA HISTORY.>>AS FAR AS WE KNOW, IT’S CALLED GOVERNMENT CANYON BECAUSE IT PROVIDED THE ARMY WITH A PATHWAY TO THE OUTPOSTS WEST AND NORTHWEST OF HERE.>>FOOTPRINTS OF THE EARLIEST INHABITANTS CAN STILL BE SEEN HERE, BUT THE AREA’S HISTORY AND BIODIVERSITY CAN ONLY BE PROTECTED IF KNOWN AND UNDERSTOOD. RESEARCH IS CRITICAL TO PRESERVING GOVERNMENT CANYON.>>THE THINGS THAT WE ARE SURVEYING FOR ARE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES.>>HERPETOLOGIST CAREY GUFFEY CHECKS HIS TRAPS, NEVER SURE JUST WHAT HE’LL UNCOVER.>>ALRIGHT, THIS IS A TEXAS PATCH NOSE. LET HER CALM DOWN AND GRAB HER SO I CAN MEASURE HER. THEY’RE BITERS, THEY LIKE TO GRAB YOU WHEN THEY CAN. MEAGAN, YOU WANT TO HELP ME MEASURE?>>ANIMALS CAUGHT ARE RECORDED AND RELEASED, BUILDING A VALUABLE FOUNDATION OF DATA ABOUT WHAT LIVES HERE BEFORE THE NATURAL AREA IS OPEN.>>ONCE THE PARK OPENS TO VISITORS WE’LL BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT IMPACT IF ANY VISITORS HAVE ON THESE PARTICULAR ANIMALS.>>THE STUDIES CONTINUE, BUT SCIENCE HAS ALREADY SHAPED A MASTER PLAN WHICH KEEPS ALL PARK DEVELOPMENT LOW IMPACT, INCLUDING OVER 40 MILES OF TRAILS.>>MOST OF THE TRAILS IN THE NATURAL AREA ARE FOLLOWING OLD RANCH ROADS. SOME OF THOSE ROADS WERE COMPLETELY OVERGROWN. WE’RE TRIMMING BACK BRANCHES AND CUTTING PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS OUT OF THE PATHWAY.>>WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON TODAY IS THE MULTI-USE EQUESTRIAN TRAIL, SO THERE’LL BE HIKING, BIKING AND EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES ON THIS. TRAIL WORKDAYS WOULD NOT HAPPEN IF IT WEREN’T FOR OUR VOLUNTEER WORKFORCE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING OUT.>>MY PLEASURE.>>IT’S ONE OF THE REGULAR ACTIVITIES THAT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME OUT AND GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY.>>AS TRAILS EMERGE, OTHER FACILITIES TAKE SHAPE. THE INTERPRETIVE BUILDINGS SEND A CONSERVATION MESSAGE BY DESIGN.>>THE METAL POSTS THAT ARE HERE, IT’S OLD PIPE. THESE CISTERNS WILL COLLECT RAIN WATER OFF OF THESE ROOFS. OUR RESTROOM FACILITIES WILL RUN OFF OF RAIN WATER. WITH US BEING SO CLOSE TO THE RECHARGE ZONE, IF WE DON’T LEARN TO PROTECT THESE RESOURCES, WHO IS GOING TO PROTECT THEM?>>EVEN BEFORE OPENING DAY, THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION OF GOVERNMENT CANYON IS BEING FULFILLED.>>WE BROUGHT FIFTEEN GIRLS FROM THE MARTINEZ STREET WOMEN’S CENTER, AND WE’RE CAMPING. MOST OF THESE GIRLS HAVE NEVER CAMPED BEFORE, SO IT’S A TOTALLY NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF THEM. HAVING THIS EXPERIENCE THAT SO MANY PEOPLE NEVER GET TO HAVE, INNER CITY KIDS OR NOT, IS A GIFT.>>IT LOOKS LIKE THE MOON WITH A MAN SITTING ON IT, THE MAN’S SITTING ON THE MOON!>>OVER JUST ONE WEEKEND AT GOVERNMENT CANYON, THE NATURAL WORLD HAS MADE A FEW NEW FRIENDS.>>WE WENT WALKING TO THE WOODS TO GO SEE HOW NATURE WAS LIKE, AND WE TOOK PICTURES OF DIFFERENT THINGS.>>THEY HAD ASKED US IF THE NATURE COULD TALK WHAT WOULD THEY SAY, AND I PUT “YOU CAN SEE ME AND ADVENTURE ME, JUST DON’T MESS ME UP.” (music)>>BECAUSE OF A UNIQUE CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP, GOVERNMENT CANYON WILL ALWAYS BE A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE FIND ADVENTURE AND WHERE NATURE WILL BE SAFE.>>FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS WE JUST NEED SOMETHING THAT’S NATURAL IN THIS WORLD.>>AND FOR THE FUTURE OF A GROWING SAN ANTONIO, THIS NATURAL AREA COULD NOT BE MORE IMPORTANT.>>EVEN IF A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY DOESN’T ACCESS THE PROPERTY FOR RECREATIONAL REASONS OR EDUCATION, THEY STILL REAP THE BENEFITS OF HAVING GOVERNMENT CANYON IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD TO PROVIDE WATER QUALITY PROTECTION.>>WE TALK ABOUT THE SCIENCE, WE TALK ABOUT THE WATER, THE ONE THING THAT ALWAYS SEEMS TO GET OVERLOOKED IS GETTING OFF THE CONCRETE AND HAVING REFLECTIVE SOULFUL TIME, IT’S JUST AN INCREDIBLE JEWEL FOR SAN ANTONIO. (water flowing)

Serving State Government – Minnesota IT Services


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What is a Government, and what types of Governments exist/existed? | A Homeschool Project


While it seems easy to answer, and maybe a silly question to some, it’s actually a pretty important political and educational question. Today, we’re gonna be talking about what is a government and how it actually works. Today we’re gonna go by what exactly is a government, how they work, and what type of governments exist and existed throughout history. Now, what is a government? A government is a system or a group of people governing an organized community, usually a country. Now that’s not the only type of government, a government can range from a country, to a state, or province depending on where you live. And the kinds of governments definitely depends on where you live. Which is also what we’re gonna debate on. I have a map of the different government types… The types of government can range from a Democratic presidential republic to a One party dictatorship. And even to the point on no central, or some people might say ‘Contemporary’ government, which is basically a society in anarchy, but right now, we’ll go step by step. A federal republic, which is what the United States of America is, is a federation of states or equivalent within a republican form of government. Usually most federal republics are more or less democratic. Countries that have federal republics do have more rights to their states or equivalent then most other countries. And the United States isn’t the only federal republic, in fact, it’s the oldest but not the first federal republic. The first federal republic according to most sources is the Dutch republic, formed in 1581. Although the country was destroyed in the Napoleonic wars and replaced with a kingdom several times, it still remains a kingdom to this day. The current federal republics are: Argentina Austria, Bosnia and Hezogovina, Brazil Ethiopia Germany India Mexico Nepal, and in fact, as far as i know, Nepal is the most recent federal republic. Anyway, other federal republics are Nigeria- Pakistan Russia Switzerland and the previously mentioned United States, and Venezuela. A republic itself depends on which country, whether it’d be the aforementioned federal one, islamic, parlimentary, presidential, semi-presidential. I won’t go into every republican system, it’s still important to sum it up. As a republic is a country that normally elects individuals to represent the citizens. Now whether the parties or people are actually allowed to vote depends on the country and it is a huge political debate overall. Different countries have different rules and laws. The first republic that technically existed was the Roman republic before it transitioned into the empire we know today. Although it wasn’t exactly a republic as we think a republic would be today. The first modern republic was the Novgorod republic, in 1361. Which formed in modern day northern Russia, the republic lasted a century before it was absorbed into the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Of course, republics became more and more common throughout the centuries, and many kingdoms fell and became republics especially during the 20th century, speaking of… A kingdom or a monarchy is a form of government in which a group, normally a family called a ‘Dynasty’- -would rule over a country. Monarchies are the oldest type of government and are considered to be traditional. Currently over 50 out of over 200 countries are monarchies, whether constitutional or absolute. Absolute monarchies include Brunei, Omen, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland (e-Swatini), Vatican city, although technically more of an absolute theocracy. And the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is kind of a federal monarchy, with several individual Emirates, or ‘states’ having monarchies in them. I personally find this country to be the most unique kingdoms out there, but i’m being too biased here lets continue… Fun fact: Australia and Canada are monarchies, but get this- while they have their own consititution and parties, they accept the British monarch as head of state, but are still considered constitutional monarchies. Of course, they aren’t the only British commonwealth nations to have it, it’s still a bit interesting to see how they work and how they function. Now i know this has been biased to death by some people, but i’ll try my best not to go crazy with this one. And it’s recommended you do your own research with your own sources, and be sure to determine what is and what isn’t a dictatorship. But anyways, a dictatorship, or ‘regime’ as many people call it, is an authoritarian type of government. Whether one person or one sole party rules the country, dictatorships can and have included absolute monarchies, As some critics have said they hold the same absolute power like dictatorships and regimes do. Of course, not all dictatorships are inherently bad and not all countries that aren’t democracies are dictatorships. Again, as i’ve said, it’s recommended you do your own research. The countries that i have listed that are the most notable dictatorships are North Korea, or the Democratic Republic of Korea, Libya before the Arab Spring, The Arab Republic of Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Chad Republic, Laos, Republic of Cuba, Yemen, Turkistan* (It’s called Turkmenistan, not Turkistan), Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and many more, if you disagree with the list, lemme know in the comments. An Anarcho government is a government with little or no government presence. Now you may think an Anarcho government isn’t common, and yes, your right. However, there have been Anarchist governments in the past and even some societies that have Anarcho-style types governments, as far as i’ve researched there was one country with an Anarchist style government which was the Republic of Cospaia. It was a small country in central Italy in the middle of the Papal States, they barely had any form of government. There was a ‘council of elders’ at one point, but other then that, that’s really it. They didn’t have a police force, there wasn’t any jail systems or government legal system, An Anarcho government to some people is a utopia, although there is some issues worth noting about an Anarcho government. It’s still an interesting and rare concept, but it has been done. There are societies and even rebellions that have attempted to set up Anarcho governments. One notable example was during the Russian Civil War in Ukraine, there was a Anti-Soviet rebellion called ‘Free Territory’, which was a movement to form an Anarchist government and a movement to gain Ukrainian independence under the leadership of Viktor Belish. Obviously they never came to power and they were defeated pretty much by the end of the war, but it’s still interesting to talk about. A confederation is a union of countries or states united for a common purpose, or historically united for a completely different reason. Now to be honest, there haven’t been many confederations that have formed, and there’s really only a couple of examples of a confederation Belgium, which is united under three communities, the Walloons, the Flanders, and the Germans. The European Union, although technically not a country, but it’s still a type of Government, which we’ll cover in a little bit, Canada and Switzerland have both been self-proclaimed confederations, but aren’t the type of confederations that have been defined, both countries are federations honestly. Speaking of Canada, back in pre- and even during colonial times, several Native American tribes have created confederations many times. One notable confederation was the Ir.. Irqori…. Ir.. Iroqo… HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THAT!? Iroquois, okay… One notable confederation was the Iroquois with united under several tribes from modern day New York state, down to Kentucky and even stretching to Missouri. Going into Europe there are several confederations that have coexisted with each other, such as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Denmark-Norway and even some sources saying the before mentioned Dutch republic was a confederation, although i personally disagree, but you guys can tell me otherwise in the comments. And of course, what better way to end this part by adding the Confederate states of America? International unions or organizations are a type of government that are usually apart of several nations united for a reason or semi-unification. Organizations like these do exist, like the European Union, NATO, United Nations, The Arab League, BRICS, CSTO, the African Union, and the Union of South American Nations, although there has been nations suspended due to ideological and political disputes. Some organizations are formed for the intent of virtually uniting an entire continent, while others are formed with the intent of protecting the organization’s countries and it’s peoples, either way, organizations like these help unite countries and do more to help the world be united ish… but still. So yea, i pretty much covered almost all forms of government and how they work, if you guys enjoyed the video, be sure to leave a like and subscribe and comment down your thoughts, also this video was ‘commissioned’ by my own father and i really wanted to do this project as soon as he asked, love you dad! i hope i made you proud, and i’ll see you guys later.

‘I was disappointed, frustrated’: Fitzsimmons on PM’s fire offer


What I commented about was
my disappointment with only learning about this this intervention
yesterday through media reports. And and having said that, we spent
a fair amount of the day yesterday trying to seek clarity from our
Commonwealth liaison personnel that are embedded here in the state
operations centre, our ADF people that are embedded here in the state
operation centre. It’s fair to say they weren’t across
the details either. It took us some time yesterday to
understand what the announcement was, what it meant, and how was it expected
to be integrated into what was already a high performing and a highly effective
integrated suite of operations occurring here across New South Wales. We’ve got through a lot of that process. Mr Worboys has dedicated and assigned
an assistant commissioner to provide the conduit between between
New South Wales operations and the Commonwealth. And the focus will be certainly on looking
at how we can best utilise whatever the number out of 3000
it turns out to be into helping support, particularly our recovery efforts and
getting to some of the most vulnerable and affected people of New South Wales,
help to clean up their communities, clean up their properties and help them
restore them back to some functioning capability. I was very public this morning and
I make no apologies for it. I was disappointed and I was frustrated. In the middle of what was one of our
worst days ever on record with massive dislocation and movement
of people and a focus on really difficult weather. I’ve had my conversations with
the prime minister’s office. It was it was an amicable conversation. They apologise in hindsight for thinking
that we could have done better in terms of communicating that. We’re all working on this together now
to make the best out of this announcement. And we will continue to do that, like we have
done for months now, in my view, to ensure that our highest priority
and focus is on the communities of New South Wales that continue
to be so terribly affected by the enormity of this bushfire challenge.