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Word For The Day, Thursday, September 15, 2011 - kleptocracy
dictionaries ad nauseam | The Ides of September | Thursday's sub

Posted on 09/15/2011 6:40:45 AM PDT by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

kleptocracy (klep-TOK-ruh-see) noun:
A government by the corrupt in which rulers use their official positions for personal gain.

Example sentence:
"Mubarak was the leader of a brutal dictatorship and kleptocracy. He enriched himself and his family and friends at the expense of the people."
---A Trial Tyrants Will Heed; Winnipeg Free Press (Canada); Aug 4, 2011.

Etymology:
From Greek klepto-, from kleptes (thief) + -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1819.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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1 posted on 09/15/2011 6:40:47 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 09/15/2011 6:41:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

If we aren’t living in a kleptocracy right now, I don’t know what one is. Solyndra, anyone?


3 posted on 09/15/2011 6:44:04 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden

Yes, the WH kleptevery piece of power they can get holder of ....


4 posted on 09/15/2011 6:46:34 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden
Socialism in theory = equality

Socialism in practice = kleptocracy

5 posted on 09/15/2011 6:47:03 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: secret garden
Solyndra and GE are beneficiaries of this kleptocracy.
6 posted on 09/15/2011 6:49:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: Explorer89
A for you!
7 posted on 09/15/2011 6:50:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
And they are only getting more bold and oppressive. A for you!
8 posted on 09/15/2011 6:51:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: glennaro
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
9 posted on 09/15/2011 6:52:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

sorry i couldn’t get it up sooner, dermatologist and then getting xsjr to school, i just now got to my ofc. My head is splitting bc other than 2 sips at home before i left at 7 am, i haven’t had any yet. i need to start chugging this from now!


10 posted on 09/15/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman
A+ for you!
11 posted on 09/15/2011 6:53:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

That’s okay, I’ve got it this morning. Hope you feel better soon! Hydrate.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 6:54:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

We once were a great meritocracy
A beacon of hope and democracy
But the socialist left
Thugs who major in theft
Have turned us into a kleptocracy


13 posted on 09/15/2011 6:59:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave; mikrofon; hobbes1
wanted to share with you guys the cool thing we heard at the Derm ofc. I knew but we have been going for so long that i had forgotten that Dr. Sawchuk is the nephew of hall of famer NHLer Terry Sawchuk because we went to him when xsboy had eczema outbreaks from his hockey equipment years and years ago. But now we just go to the practice as a family for whatever derm things that come up. So xsjr is there for her appt and she has on her caps hoodie and he says, are you a caps fan, To which she vigorously assented and he said well sitting right where you are sitting last week was ALEX SEMIN! Apparently he has had a rash from the dye in his under armour, that they cleared up for him. But we talked about all the controversy about sexy sasha and his ATTITUDE etc. and he said he's really just aloof. Doesn't speak english well, had a friend with him translating [ridic, as OV gets by just dandy with his broken eng] He said that sasha's thighs are as if they are made of stone/marble and that he is an incredible physical specimen. So that was our fun interlude for this AM, prior to my 2 hr ordeal of getting to work after that!
14 posted on 09/15/2011 7:04:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Thanks. I have been checking in daily on your thread for a long time and appreciate that you take the time to post the WFTD.

(I don't know that I'm any smarter, but I sound better!)

15 posted on 09/15/2011 7:13:08 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Exactly right. A+ for you!


16 posted on 09/15/2011 7:15:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Cool story! Semin may play for the other team but he’s a babe and when he’s hot, he’s hot!


17 posted on 09/15/2011 7:17:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: glennaro

I’m glad you’re here. It’s a fun room - the more the merrier. I have to dash now but I’ll be back later.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 7:18:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Kleptocracy:


19 posted on 09/15/2011 7:25:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

The Ides of September is on the 13th.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 7:32:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Woo-woo! Love today’s effort!


21 posted on 09/15/2011 7:33:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

When are the kalends of September?


22 posted on 09/15/2011 7:53:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: NeoCaveman
OMG........this is hilarious! Webcam 101 for Seniors
23 posted on 09/15/2011 8:11:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
more on Journey running off with someone who doesn't know who to spell Michelle properly.
24 posted on 09/15/2011 8:39:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Maury Givens, our former mayor, was like a drunk left alone in a bar all night.
When accused of running a kleptocracy, he said no, he only gave the sheep a trim not a full shearing.
Sort of a “clip-tocracy” instead of a “kleptocracy”, said Maury.
Now no more Givens means No Maury givin’...to himself.
25 posted on 09/15/2011 8:40:30 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: NeoCaveman

You’re the one in front of a computer. There are limits to my omniscience, ya know. LOL


26 posted on 09/15/2011 8:44:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

You misspelled “pedantry”


27 posted on 09/15/2011 9:46:43 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: NeoCaveman

Any nude pix of me that appear on the net are a result of hacking, a la ScarJo. Seriously, why do people have naked pix of themselves on their phone or computer??


28 posted on 09/15/2011 10:47:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Seriously, why do people have naked pix of themselves on their phone or computer??

Extreme narcisism?

Publicity stunt?

29 posted on 09/15/2011 10:49:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: xsmommy

Well, if you are going to send nude pix you need to have them on your picture sending device first (phone/computer, etc)


30 posted on 09/15/2011 10:53:49 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

perhaps anthony weiner can have a second career lecturing the celebrities on not taking nude pics with your phone...


31 posted on 09/15/2011 10:56:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

And maybe some public service announcements to boot.


32 posted on 09/15/2011 10:58:26 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: xsmommy
Seriously, why do people have naked pix of themselves on their phone or computer??

Accidentally pushed the wrong button on the phone while texting/surfing on the smart phone in the bathroom? (Further proof that smart phones lead to dumb people doing dumb things.)

33 posted on 09/15/2011 11:13:38 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Explorer89

Amen to that!


34 posted on 09/15/2011 12:52:29 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: secret garden
kleptocracy (klep-TOK-ruh-see) noun:
A government by the corrupt in which rulers use their official positions for personal gain.

Which we personalize here by calling it "The Chicago Way".

Inherent corruption leads to crony capitalism which leads to full-blown kleptocracy.

35 posted on 09/15/2011 2:36:35 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (As soon as the rush is over, I'm going to buy some stocks. Next question is, who goes in 'em first?)
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To: secret garden

Is the Postal Service in trouble b/c it's run by corrupt, self-seeking people, or is it simply a "Clifftocracy"?

36 posted on 09/15/2011 6:59:22 PM PDT by mikrofon (Or all-the-above??)
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To: tioga

A+, pretty fishies.


37 posted on 09/15/2011 8:59:38 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change; CholeraJoe

A for you and I must ping CJ to anything ovine.


38 posted on 09/15/2011 9:01:53 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

Absolutely. A for you.


39 posted on 09/15/2011 9:02:53 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

A+ for you, loving the Claven!


40 posted on 09/15/2011 9:03:54 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Cholera Joe? Have I found the perfect date for Typhoid Mary?


41 posted on 09/15/2011 9:23:01 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: mikrofon

You know, uh, Sammy. You stretch out a Blue Whale’s small intestine, you’re looking at 5 miles and change.


42 posted on 09/16/2011 2:50:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: count-your-change

Been there done that, got the tattoo.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 3:21:07 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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