John Kerry Must Be Worth It, I Guess

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Secretary of State “Why the Long Face?” John Kerry was under the protection of more security during his recent trip to Virginia than was deployed to Benghazi before last year's terrorist attack.

Makes ya kinda wonder, doesn’t it?

On Kerry's first day as head of the State Department, four agents were on hand when he traveled from Washington to Virginia in a limo. That’s 1 more than the State Department posted in Benghazi before the attack that took the lives of four Americans.

I just hope that as the new State Department head, Kerry will pay a bit more attention to security concerns from the embassies than Hil did.

McCain apparently doesn’t want to let the whole Benghazi issue go, though. During a recent interview, he asked “Why did the president for two weeks, for two weeks during the heat of the campaign continue to say he didn’t know whether it was a terrorist attack or not? Is it because it interfered with the line ‘Al Qaeda has [been] decimated’? And ‘everything’s fine in that in that part of the world’? Maybe. We don’t know. But we need the answers. Then we’ll reach conclusions. But we have not received the answers. And that’s a fact.”

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    • Chandu
    • December 7, 2013
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    Is The Secretary Of State Of USA The Second Most Powerful After The President Of USA? The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. The Secretary is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

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      Sec. of State is 3rd in line of succession (behind the V.P. and Speaker of the House), and has a great deal of input in both domestic and foreign policy, so yes it is a very powerful position.

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    • Pootie
    • December 8, 2013
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    What Would Aristotle Say In This Situation? A young attorney is employed at the state Department of Justice. According to her, her workplace, is a political nightmare. While hiring seems done on the basis of genuine merit and skills, promotion seems to go to people who politic well and make strong connections with senior staffers. Those promoted are not by any means the best litiga- tors, but are certainly the best ???brown-nosers.??? Furthermore, the head of the Department is an ap- pointed political hack who has turned it into a support system for his own political party. There are a few good attorneys in senior positions, but they do not seem to be able to override the general culture of the Department. What, she asks you, should she do? Should she stay, or leave? If she stays, how should she comport herself?

    Keep your own opinions to yourself, and express Aristotle’s view. Thank you!

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      Aristotle took the view that women were less capable of leading, so I suspect he would tell her to return to her home where she belongs and do what she is best fitted to do, keep house and raise children.

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    • Melynnda
    • December 14, 2013
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    Where And When Is The GA Real Estate State Exams? And What Is The Total Of Fees To Get My License? I’ve already emailed GREC, and as a typical gov’t agency, they fubared the answer. I have no clue as to where and when the state exam is for GA real estate license, how much it is, or the fees charged by the commission as an applicant. I’ve been scouring the internet for answers, but to no avail. My school has yet to contact me back. Please, Help.

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      • Admin
      • December 14, 2013
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      You’ve done the smart things. You looked on the internet (which would have been my first choice), you’ve contacted the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and you’ve tried contacting the school where you took real estate courses. There are a couple of additional things you can try, but in reality you have done the most obvious things, so some of this might not work as well. One possibility is to visit a public library and ask a librarian to help you find this information. Although you have done a website search, librarians know tricks that ordinary folk do not, and I have had many experiences where I thought I had “searched thoroughly” and came up with nothing, but a librarian found the answer for me. Another choice is to get more aggressive with the school where you took real estate classes. If you contacted them by e-mail, forget e-mail completely (it often gets ignored). Instead, start with phone calls. If you called and left a message, and your call was not returned, you might try calling again, but insist on speaking with a real person. If at all possible, visit the school yourself and go to the offices of your instructors or the department head. Someone there should be able to answer your questions, and certainly should be willing to do so. Aside from these tactics, I cannot think of any other approach.

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    • Spidalegs
    • December 22, 2013
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    Can You Wear A Head Wrap In The Police Academy? I have to take a written exam and a physical test this upcoming Tuesday. Due to health reasons I had to cut my hair off. I don’t like it, so I wear a head wrap. Do you think I will be able to wear it to the testing site and to the police academy when I make it in?

    What is the hair policy for females? I live in Georgia if it matters.

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      • Admin
      • December 22, 2013
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      Testing fine
      Academy, no way

      Hair standards vary by department, not state.
      Most females the hair cannot come below the uniform collar. Hair can be put up while in uniform, need not be cut short. In most northern states where a hat is often required put up hair cannot fall out of hat.

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    • MMH
    • December 23, 2013
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    What Do You Think About The Religion Of Peace Forcing US Embassies To Close In Muslim World? http://abcnews.go.com/US/citing-al-qaeda-threat-us-issues-global-travel/story?id=19851452

    By DANA HUGHES – ABC News

    Aug. 2, 2013

    The U.S. issued a global travel warning to U.S. citizens around the world today out of fear that al Qaeda is planning to carry out attacks on American targets.

    The warning, which follows Thursday’s announcement of the closings of embassies across the Muslim world on Sunday Aug. 4, urges U.S. citizens to be alert to “the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.”

    “Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” the State Department warning said.

    Quran:

    Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush

    Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.

    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

    Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

    Quran (9:14) – “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace…”

    Quran (33:60-62) – “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.”

    Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah???”

    Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

    From the Hadith:
    Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

    Bukhari (52:65) – The Prophet said, ‘He who fights that Allah’s Word, Islam, should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.

    Bukhari (52:220) – Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’

    Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

    Bukhari (8:387) – Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally.”

    Do you think that they get their inspiration from the Koran & the Hadith?

    Muslim Leaders: Jihad and World Conquest

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC1FC76C6B5145655

    Videos of Muslim leaders claiming domination over all others.
    http://islamreality.wordpress.com/

    Under Cover Mosque(telling the girls that the unbelievers must be killed when the time comes)

    Grand Jihad in America The Grand Deception

    Lying for Islam Koran verses
    http://sheikyermami.com/taqiyya-holy-deception-quran-532/
    Taqiyya Lying for Islam video

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      • Admin
      • December 23, 2013
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      It’s quite infuriating.

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    • Tommmytee
    • January 6, 2014
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    Where Can I Find The Creed For The Department Of Health And Human Services? I want to know what that department claims is their reason for existance.

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      THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

      THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDES MORE THAN 300 PROGRAMS, covering a wide spectrum of activities. Some highlights include:

      Health and social science research
      Preventing disease, including immunization services
      Assuring food and drug safety
      Medicare (health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans) and Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people)
      Health information technology
      Financial assistance and services for low-income families
      Improving maternal and infant health
      Head Start (pre-school education and services)
      Faith-based and community initiatives
      Preventing child abuse and domestic violence
      Substance abuse treatment and prevention
      Services for older Americans, including home-delivered meals
      Comprehensive health services for Native Americans
      Medical preparedness for emergencies, including potential terrorism.
      HHS REPRESENTS ALMOST A QUARTER OF ALL FEDERAL OUTLAYS, and it administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. HHS’ Medicare program is the nation’s largest health insurer, handling more than 1 billion claims per year. Medicare and Medicaid together provide health care insurance for one in four Americans.

      HHS WORKS CLOSELY WITH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, and many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grantees. The Department’s programs are administered by 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. In addition to the services they deliver, the HHS programs provide for equitable treatment of beneficiaries nationwide, and they enable the collection of national health and other data.

      HHS Budget, FY 2007 — $697.5 billion
      HHS employees - 66,890
      U.S. Public Health Service Agencies
      National Institutes of Health — NIH is the world’s premier medical research organization, supporting over 38,000 research projects nationwide in diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis, heart ailments and AIDS. Includes 27 separate health institutes and centers. Established: 1887, as the Hygienic Laboratory, Staten Island, N.Y. Headquarters: Bethesda, Md. Web site:

      http://www.nih.gov/

      Employees — 17,216
      Director — Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
      FY 2007 Budget — $29.2 billion
      Food and Drug Administration — FDA assures the safety of foods and cosmetics, and the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals, biological products, and medical devices — products which represent almost 25 cents out of every dollar in U.S. consumer spending. Established: 1906, when the Pure Food and Drugs Act gave regulatory authority to the Bureau of Chemistry. Headquarters: Rockville, Md. Web site:

      http://www.fda.gov/

      Employees — 9,823
      Commissioner — Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.
      FY 2007 Budget — $2.0 billion
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. Provides for immunization services, workplace safety, and environmental disease prevention. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries. The CDC director is also administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which helps prevent exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List, and develops toxicological profiles of chemicals at these sites Established: 1946, as the Communicable Disease Center. Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga. Web site:

      http://www.cdc.gov/

      Employees — 8,823
      Director — Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H.
      FY 2007 Budget — $6.0 billion
      Indian Health Service — Working with tribes, the IHS provides health services to 1.8 million American Indians and Alaska Natives of more than 560 federally recognized tribes. The Indian health system includes 48 hospitals, 272 health centers, 327 health stations, satellite clinics, Alaska Native village clinics, residential substance abuse treatment centers and 34 urban Indian health programs. Established: 1921 (mission transferred from the Interior Department in 1955). Headquarters: Rockville, Md. Web site:

      http://www.ihs.gov/

      Employees: 15,331
      Director — Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
      FY 2007 Budget — $4.0 billion
      Health Resources and Services Administration — HRSA provides access to essential health care services for people who are low-income, uninsured or who live in rural areas or urban neighborhoods where health care is scare. HRSA-funded health centers will provide medical care to nearly 16 million patients at more than 4,000 sites nationwide in FY 2007. The agency helps prepare the nation’s health care system and providers to respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies, maintains the National Health Service Corps and helps build the health care workforce through training and education programs. HRSA administers a variety of programs to improve the health of mothers and children and serves people living with HIV/AIDS through the Ryan White CARE Act programs. HRSA also oversees the nation’s organ transplantation system. Established: 1982 Headquarters: Rockville, Md. Web site:

      http://www.hrsa.gov/

      Employees — 1,487
      Administrator — Elizabeth M. Duke, Ph.D.
      FY 2007 Budget — $6.4 billion
      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services. Provides funding through block grants to states to support substance abuse and mental health services, including treatment for more than 650,000 Americans with serious substance abuse problems or mental health problems. Helps improve substance abuse prevention and treatment services through the identification and dissemination of best practices. Monitors prevalence and incidence of substance abuse. Established: 1992. (A predecessor agency, the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, was established in 1974.) Headquarters: Rockville, Md. Web site:

      Employees — 558
      Administrator — Terry L. Cline, Ph.D.
      FY 2007 Budget — $3.3 billion
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality — AHRQ supports research on health care systems, health care quality and cost issues, access to health care, and effectiveness of medical treatments. It provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes and quality of care. Established: 1989. Headquarters: Rockville, Md. Web site:

      http://www.ahrq.gov/

      Employees — 296
      Director — Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
      FY 2007 Budget — $319 million
      Other HHS Agencies
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services — CMS administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which provide health care to about one in every four Americans. Medicare provides health insurance for more than 43.8 million elderly and disabled Americans. Medicaid, a joint federal-state program, provides health coverage for some 49.1 million low-income persons, including 23.5 million children, and nursing home coverage for low-income elderly. CMS also administers the State Children’s Health Insurance Program that covers more than 4.2 million children. Established as the Health Care Financing Administration: 1977. Headquarters: Baltimore, Md. Web sites:

      http://www.medicare.gov/

      http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp?

      Employees — 4,538
      Administrator (Acting) — Leslie V. Norwalk, Esq.
      FY 2007 Budget — $569.8 billion
      Administration for Children and Families — ACF is responsible for some 60 programs that promote the economic and social well-being of children, families and communities. Administers the state-federal welfare program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, providing assistance to an estimated 4 million persons, including 3 million children. Administers the national child support enforcement system, collecting some $23.0 billion in FY 2005 in payments from non-custodial parents. Administers the Head Start program, serving more than 900,000 pre-school children. Provides funds to assist low-income families in paying for child care, and supports state programs to support foster care and provide adoption assistance. Funds programs to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. Established: 1991, bringing together several already-existing programs. Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Web site:

      http://www.acf.hhs.gov/

      Employees — 1,280
      Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families (Acting) — Daniel Schneider
      FY 2007 Budget — $47.0 billion
      Administration on Aging — AoA supports a nationwide aging network, providing services to the elderly, especially to enable them to remain independent. Supports some 240 million meals for the elderly each year, including home-delivered “meals on wheels.” Helps provide transportation and at-home services. Supports ombudsman services for elderly, and provides policy leadership on aging issues. Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Web site:

      http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov

      Employees — 115
      Assistant Secretary for Aging — Josefina G. Carbonell
      FY 2007 Budget — $1.4 billion
      THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONED CORPS is a uniformed service of more than 6,000 health professionals who serve in many HHS and other federal agencies. The Surgeon General is head of the Commissioned Corps.

      Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General

      DEPARTMENTAL LEADERSHIP IS PROVIDED by the Office of the Secretary. Also included in the Department is the Office of Public Health and Science, the Office of the HHS Inspector General and the HHS Office for Civil Rights. In addition, the Program Support Center, a self-supporting division of the Department, provides administrative services for HHS and other federal agencies.

      HHS WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, especially in the administration of the Medicare program.

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    • **Gamer For Life**
    • January 11, 2014
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    When Were The Departments Of The US Cabinet Added? I need to know what year each department ( Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security) was added to cabinet. In order PLEASE!!! Thank you sooo much!

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      The first cabinet, that of George Washington, consisted of only four department heads; those of State, Treasury, War, and the Attorney General. The names are familiar: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph held the offices respectively.

      Department of State- July 27, 1789
      Department of the Treasury- September 2, 1789
      Department of Defense- August 7, 1789
      Department of Justice- September 24, 1789
      Department of the Interior- March 3, 1849
      Department of Agriculture- May 15, 1862
      Department of Commerce- February 14, 1903
      Department of Labor- February 14, 1903
      Department of Health and Human Services- April 11, 1953
      ( originally called Health, education, and Welfare under Eisenhower; Split into Health and Human Services and Education in 1979)
      Department of Housing and Urban Development- September 9, 1965
      Department of Transportation- October 16, 1966
      Department of Energy- August 4, 1977
      Department of Education- September 27, 1979
      Department of Veterans Affairs- October 25, 1988

      and the

      Department of Homeland Security- November 25, 2002

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    • Starbucksluvrxoxo
    • January 13, 2014
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    How Can I Start A Tutoring Program For Children? I want to help very young children get a head start in learning how to read. Or help older children who might be struggling. How might I go about doing this?
    I’m planning on doing this in the summer.

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      You might consider getting into Supplemental Educational Services, a tutoring program required by No Child Left Behind for failing schools. I am a provider myself, but am not a teacher (I’m a psychologist) so I can’t teach the children on a regular basis. It’s a lot of work, but we purchase tutoring materials, hired highly qualified teachers, and offered our services in local school districts. Each state has an SES application you can probably find online (or you can call your state department). Start up costs can be high, but it’s worth it and rewarding if done well. We serve about 90 kids this year, and it keeps me busy after a regular day of work, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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    • JohnT
    • January 29, 2014
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    What Opportunities Are There For Cultural/intellectual Enrichment In Prison? I have a relative who is going to have to spend a few years in prison as a guest.. He has already been convicted and sentenced, but he was given a month to get his affairs in order, and is . What sort of activities do they offer in a typical prison? Do they offer leisure activities (tennis, aerobics, shuffle board). How about academic programs (art, literature, opportunities to learn a new language) and cocurriculars (color guard, French club, yearbook, spring social)? I am worried that he may feel restricted and confined there so I was wondering if they offer any outside field trips (art museums, symphony)? He absolutely adores renaissance art and musical theatre (played in My Fair Lady) so I am hoping some of the activities will be centered around this. How can I get more information? I checked on the state department of corrections website, but no information was listed. Should I try phoning the educational dean or the prison social director? Any information would be appreciated.
    Also, does he need to enroll in his courses/activities now, or does he wait until he checks in? Please, no mean spirited jokes about dropping the soap.

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      Well prison is a punishment… Well it used to… Now it has become a vacation for the scum of Britain. They get TV, Games consoles and more that hard working families cannot afford! Africans haven’t even got the luxury of a shelter over their heads and these prisoners get it all for free once they commit a crime!

      If they can’t do the time don’t do the crime

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    • Eliza D
    • February 7, 2014
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    What’s The Difference Between “Head Of State” And “Head Of Government”? I read that Queen Elizabeth is the Head of State of the UK, but Gordon Brown is the Head of Government. I always thought they were the same thing. What’s the difference?

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      In a parliamentary system of government, as is found in the UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan, among many other places, the head of state and the head of government are two roles divided between two people.

      The head of state is a largely ceremonial role. In the UK, Spain, and Japan, the chief of state a hereditary monarch (Queen Elizabeth II, in the UK). In Germany, there is a president who is popularly elected to fill the role. The main role of the head of state is to greet foreign dignitaries, representing the country at “state functions.” In most parliamentary systems, the head of state delivers authority to call the parliament into session, or to call for early elections if a government becomes unable to govern. In most parliamentary systems, the head of state also signs off on all laws (royal assent in the UK). In some systems this is a mere technically, giving the parliament’s decision the force of law; in Germany, the president has some power to review the constitutionality of law, to serve as another check on the parliament. The head of state’s role is to be seen as a person who is above politics. Thus, the Queen is not to be perceived as advancing a partisan agenda, but as a symbol of continuity. In the early days of Spain’s democracy, for example, King Juan Carlos was crucial to maintaining a sense of stability after years of military rule. The head of state delivers a role as commander of the armed forces, but again, this is a formal title only — the Queen does not make decisions about the wars Britain fights.

      The head of government is just that, the head of the Government. The Government is the Cabinet of ministers, chosen by the ruling party (or coalition of parties) in the Parliament, who carry out the implementation of laws and advance a legislative agenda. The prime minister is the head of government, and he (or she) is the one with the real power. He supervises the government bureaucracy, and makes decisions, with the consent of Parliament, on government policy. For this reason, the PM in a parliamentary democracy is also the chief executive, because he supervises the executive offices of government (the bureaucracy) and the various ministries/departments of government. He is also the head of the legislature, because he is a member of the parliament, and leads his party or coalition in the House of Commons. The PM is the one who negotiates with foreign leaders — again, the head of state’s role is symbolic in greeting foreign leaders for photo ops, but the head of government is the one who carries out the diplomacy.

      By contrast, in a presidential system of government, the power is distributed differently. The USA is presidential, as are South Korea, Afghanistan, and numerous Latin American countries. France is semi-presidential. In a presidential system, a popularly-elected president serves as the chief executive, supervising the bureaucracy, and is also the head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces. However, he is not the chief legislator, because the president is not a member of the legislative body (the Congress in the USA). The American president also cannot call early elections. This system is what allows something co-habitation: when the executive charged with carrying out the laws is of a differential political party than that of the legislature that passes them.

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    • Kamal_khadka2003
    • February 10, 2014
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    How To Calculate Delivery Head And Various Losses Involved? Give me graphs,calculations,data.

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      • Admin
      • February 10, 2014
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      1) This doc from the United States Department of the Interior
      Bureau of Reclamation titled,

      “WATER MEASUREMENT MANUAL
      A WATER RESOURCES TECHNICAL PUBLICATION
      A guide to effective water measurement practices for better water management” http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hydraulics_lab/pubs/wmm/

      …has quite a lot of information and calculations that you’re probably looking for.

      “Thus, these weirs can reduce head loss and conserve delivery head. … The straight lines on figure 7-5 have the equation form: …” http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hydraulics_lab/pubs/wmm/chap07_06.html

      2) This site has diagrams and explanations of basic pumping terminology including delivery head (also called ‘net static head’),

      http://www.spiraxsarco.com/learn/modules/14_4_01.asp

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    • Laura Kendall
    • February 13, 2014
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    Who Are Some Secretaries Of State In The UK? Okay it’s my Citizenship homework. I have to find 6 secretaries of state in the UK but not including Cameron, Clegg and Ozborne because my teacher thinks they are too easy. And firstly what is a secretary of state?! I’d be really grateful for any help! Thank you ?

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      • Admin
      • February 13, 2014
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      In the United Kingdom, a Secretary of State is a Cabinet Minister in charge of a Government Department (though not all departments are headed by a Secretary of State, e.g. HM Treasury is headed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer).

      -The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague

      -The Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond

      -Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley

      -Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Caroline Spelman

      -Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith

      -Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove

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    • Destiny
    • March 5, 2014
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    Why Countries Call Head Of State Prime Minister?

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      Prime ministers are heads of government, not heads of state. To my knowledge, there is no prime minister in any democracy who acts as the formal head of state. As your other question noted, elected heads of state (as opposed to kings, queens, or emperors) are usually titled “president.”

      The term prime minister, by the way, simply marks the PM as the prime (e.g., central or key) minister in the government. The government will have anywhere from a half-dozen to two dozen cabinet ministers, who oversee the various ministries/departments of a government.

      If a country’s government is parliamentary (where legislature & executive are fused together as a single branch, and the leadership of the executive branch are also members of the legislature), then its head of government is a prime minister. If a country’s head of government is separately elected, and not a member of parliament, then it is a presidential or semi-presidential system, and the head of government will be a president. Any democratic country without a monarch is likely to have a president as head of state, but the president only has real power in presidential and semi-presidential systems of government, because he is only head (or co-head) of government in such systems.

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    • Eclipse_girl18
    • March 8, 2014
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    Head Teller Salary? How much do head tellers make?

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      According to salary.com:

      The median expected salary for a typical Head Teller in the United States is $29,180. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals’ analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies

      According to the US Dept of Labor:

      Salaries of tellers may vary with their experience and with the region of the country, size of city, and type and size of establishment. Median annual earnings of tellers were $21,120 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $18,320 and $23,900 a year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $15,850, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $28,100 a year.

      As in other occupations, part-time tellers may not enjoy the same benefits--such as vacations, health and life insurance, and pensions--as full-time workers.

      Good luck!

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    • Bionacca Waters
    • March 13, 2014
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    What Is The Job Of The Secretary Of State?

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      They are the head of the US Department of State. Basically, foreign affairs.

      Edit: Duane L, our secretary of state is Condoleezza Rice. She.

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    • Claire
    • May 7, 2014
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    What Is The Best Introduction About The Department Of Foreign Affairs? Please help me…

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      Are you from the United States? If so, you need to know, the United States does not have a Department of Foreign Affairs. It has a Department of State headed by the Secretary of State Hilliary Clinton.
      Either way try: The Department of State/Foreign Affairs is responsible for implementing foreign policy set by the President/Prime Minister. The Department is responsible for our country’s relations with other nations in the world.

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