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An hourglass (sandglass, sand timer, sand clock, egg timer) measures the passage of a few minutes or an hour of time. It has two connected vertical glass bulbs allowing a regulated trickle of material from the top to the bottom. Once the top bulb is empty, it can be inverted to begin timing again. The name hourglass comes from historically common hour timing. Factors affecting the time measured include the amount of sand, the bulb size, the neck width, and the sand quality. Alternatives to sand are powdered eggshell and powdered marble. (Sources disagree on the best material.) Modernly, hourglasses are ornamental or used when an approximate measure suffices, as in egg timers for cooking or for board games
A pyramid (from Greek "πυραμίς" - pyramis is a structure where the outer surfaces are triangular and converge at a point. The base of a pyramid can be trilateral, quadrilateral, or any polygon shape, meaning that a pyramid has at least three triangular surfaces (at least four faces including the base). The square pyramid, with square base and four triangular outer surfaces, is a common version.
A pyramid's design, with the majority of the weight closer to the ground, and with the pyramidion on top means that less material higher up on the pyramid will be pushing down from above: this distribution of weight allowed early civilizations to create stable monumental structures.
For thousands of years, the largest structures on earth were pyramids: first the Red Pyramid in the Dashur Necropolis and then the Great Pyramid of Khufu, both of Egypt, the latter the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still remaining. It is still the tallest pyramid. The largest pyramid in the world ever built, by volume, is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla. This pyramid is still being excavated
"Trickle-down economics" and "trickle-down theory" are terms of political rhetoric that refer to the policy of providing across the board tax cuts or benefits to businesses, such as tax breaks, in the belief that this will indirectly benefit the broad population. The term has been attributed to humorist Will Rogers, who said during the Great Depression that "money was all appropriated for the top in hopes that it would trickle down to the needy."
Proponents of these policies claim that if the top income earners invest more into the business infrastructure and equity markets, it will in turn lead to more goods at lower prices, and create more jobs for middle and lower class individuals. Proponents argue economic growth flows down from the top to the bottom, indirectly benefiting those who do not directly benefit from the policy changes. However, others have argued that "trickle-down" policies generally do not work, and that the trickle-down effect might be very slim.
A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution:
Complete change from one constitution to another
Modification of an existing constitution.
Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions.
Scholarly debates about what does and does not constitute a revolution center around several issues. Early studies of revolutions primarily analyzed events in European history from a psychological perspective, but more modern examinations include global events and incorporate perspectives from several social sciences, including sociology and political science. Several generations of scholarly thought on revolutions have generated many competing theories and contributed much to the current understanding of this complex phenomenon.
A caste is a combined social system of occupation, endogamy, culture, social class, and political power. Caste should not be confused with class, in that members of a caste are deemed to be alike in function or culture, whereas not all members of a defined class may be so alike.
Although Indian society is often now associated with the word "caste", it was first used by the Portuguese to describe inherited class status in their own European society. English caste is from Latin castus "pure, cut off, segregated", the participle of carere "to cut off". Application to Hindu social groups originates in the 17th century, via Portuguese casta "breed, race, caste".
Discrimination based on caste, as perceived by UNICEF, is prevalent mainly in parts of Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Japan) and Africa. UNICEF estimates that such perceived discrimination based on caste affects 250 million people worldwide.[1
A funnel is a pipe with a wide, often conical mouth and a narrow stem. It is used to channel liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Without a funnel, spillage would occur.
Funnels are usually made of stainless steel, glass, or plastic. The material used in its construction should be sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the substance being transferred, and it should not react with the substance. For this reason, stainless steel or glass are useful in transferring diesel, while plastic funnels are useful in the kitchen. Sometimes disposable paper funnels are used in cases where it would be difficult to adequately clean the funnel afterwards (for example, in adding motor oil to a car). Dropper funnels, also called dropping funnels or tap funnels, have a tap to allow the controlled release of a liquid.
The term "funnel" is sometimes used to refer to the chimney or smokestack on a steam locomotive and usually used in referring to the same on a ship. There is also a type of spider known as a funnel-web due to its habit of building its web in the shape of a funnel. The term "funnel" is even applied to other seemingly strange objects like a smoking pipe or even a humble kitchen bin
Democracy is a political form of government where governing power is derived from the people, either by direct referendum (direct democracy) or by means of elected representatives of the people (representative democracy). The term comes from the Greek: δημοκρατία – (dēmokratía) "rule of the people", which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) "people" and κράτος (krátos) "power", in the middle of the fifth-fourth century BC to denote the political systems then existing in some Greek city-states, notably Athens following a popular uprising in 508 BC. Even though there is no specific, universally accepted definition of 'democracy',] equality and freedom have been identified as important characteristics of democracy since ancient times. These principles are reflected in all citizens being equal before the law and having equal access to power. For example, in a representative democracy, every vote has equal weight, no restrictions can apply to anyone wanting to become a representative, and the freedom of its citizens is secured by legitimized rights and liberties which are generally protected by a constitution.Logical Scenario
Three Walls of Pyramid
Archeologists have traveled to Egypt to study the architectural designed of pyramids.
Upon discovery they have found that the pyramids have reflected the design of Egyptian government.
Peak of the pyramid symbolizes that Pharaoh is the sole or eminent ruler (i.e. monarchy).
Egyptian concept is for power and wealth to trickle downward as sand to each tier or subordinate class.
Aristocracy or upper class has reflected the second tier beneath the peak to receive power and wealth.
Oligarchy or middle class has reflected the third tier beneath the peak to receive power and wealth.
Impoverish or lower class has reflected the final tier beneath the peak, but by the time the sand had trickled downward there was not sufficient power or wealth to spread around.
A French philosopher Charles de Secondat has become privy to the archeological find of the Egyptian pyramids.
Charles has conceived the revolution of democracy to flip the Egyptian pyramid bottom side up such as a funnel whereby power and wealth shall be vested in the lower class and trickle downward to the middle or upper class.
Charles has named the three walls of the pyramid as the legislative, executive and judicial branches. He has vested power of government within the three walls. He has proclaimed that the power vested in either branch shall never bleed to either wall.
Moral of my story is: Democracy is a form of government designed to vest power and/or wealth in the lower class and a revolution of government occurs when the sand timer has reversed its pyramid.Rule 36 Requests for admission
Please check [X] ADMIT or DENY to my following requests for admission:
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Democracy is a revolution to counter monarchy
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Democracy is a revolution to counter aristocracy
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Democracy is a revolution to counter oligarchy
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Sand timer reflects the image of double pyramids
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Upper pyramid bulb is top and peak is bottom
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Lower pyramid bulb is bottom and peak is top
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Egyptian pyramid bulb is bottom and peak is top
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Funnel reflects the image of a pyramid
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Funnel the bulb is top and peak is bottom
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Funnel cloud spirals downward
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Egyptian pyramid favors the wealthy class
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Republicans have catered to the wealthy class
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Republicans have frown upon the poor class
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY Republicans have favored trickle-down economics
- [ ]ADMIT [ ] DENY America is destined for a revolution to flip the sand timer
Republican have adopted the caste system or the trickle down economics reflected by the image of Egyptian pyramids.
Power and/or wealth is supposed to trickle down to the poor class.
Charles de Secondat has proven that the trickle down theory has lead to despotism and/or autocracy of government.
Democracy is a revolution to empower the People as supreme rulers and reverse the trickle down theory to effectively eradicate the existence of a lower class.
Republican Party has sold out whereby our democratic style of government has returned to reflect the caste system of Egyptian pyramids.
Rich have become richer and the poor have become poorer.
In a true system of democracy power and/or wealth have been vested in the hands of the lower class whereby spending power becomes wide spread to funnel more money for investors to capitalize.
How is it possible for vendors to market their merchandise unless there are buyers willing and able to buy?
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