GENTRIFICATION (jen-tre-fa-'k-shun) -definition
: deposing one group to be replaced by another group.
IE; take a neighborhood and depress it's value by introducing BAD ELEMENTS into it such as Drugs, Guns, Liquor Stores, Prostitutes, etc., THEN, buy up the properties from the scared residents at extremely low prices and then clean up the neighborhood again. THEN, sell the properties to new residents at a much higher price.
HARD MONEY- definition (BRIBE)
IE; how to buy a politician's ear. Hard Money contributions are monies collected from foreign interests or Governments. They are currently illegal in the United States.
Both the Democratic and Republican political parties are accused of accepting Hard Money from foreign interests during the 1996 Presidential Elections. President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are the most famous for their dealings with Communist China and with Tibet.
-SOFT MONEY- definition (BRIBE)
Soft Money contributions are legal monies collected from domestic interests such as wealthy individuals or corporations.
HEGEMONY (he-'gem-o-nee) noun
: preponderant influence or authority esp: of one nation over others.
HEGIRA (he-'ji-ra) noun
: a journey esp: when undertaken to seek refuge away from a dangerous or undesirable environment.