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Word for the Day, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Solipsism
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Posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:24 AM PDT by tioga


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”.

Solipsism

Noun

    1. The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
    2. The theory or view that the self is the only reality.

[Latin slus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + Latin ipse, self + -ism.]

solipsist n.
solipsistic adj.


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The solpsist, Joe Biden, tells couples who paid $10,000 each for dinner at sKerry's home that the Republicans are out of touch with the middle class. Dining on grass fed NY strip steaks and truffle mashed potatoes, while the middle class cringes at the gas station.

Last night his boss, theO, flew off to a basketball game in Dayton, Ohio.

Just WHO is out of touch?

Stand up Chuck! errr....make that SIT DOWN JOE!

1 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
What do you get when you combine solipism, socialism, narcissism, and all the other bad "isms" in the dictionary?


2 posted on 03/14/2012 5:14:53 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Once again, it's HUMP day.........so get on with it.
3 posted on 03/14/2012 5:14:58 AM PDT by tioga
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To: edpc

a pain in the ass?

I see you are IBTP! A+++


4 posted on 03/14/2012 5:16:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Solipcism: see today's Yoots

Mike

5 posted on 03/14/2012 5:28:32 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: tioga

Seeing that horses patoot with PM Cameron in Dayton yesterday, and the announcers on TruTV fawning over him, nearly put me over the edge last night. Gee, do you think that Ohio’s electoral votes had anything to do with that trip???? He’s not yet revealed his brackets, but he told the guy last night he has Ohio State [the announcer’s alma mater] going to the final four.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 5:28:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
Solipsism -- I know about this stuff.

The World’s Going To End

The world’s going to end, some day, some day,
But I can tell you when.
When I stop cranking out for it,
The impetus to spin.

Oh, yes, it’s me who’s at the heart,
Of every thing’s conjunction,
I noticed this while still quite young,
Who else could make it function?

Nothing happens when I’m not there,
Though some pretend it does.
They cannot fool me for I see,
It’s just the way it was.

I feel perplexed and puzzled,
You all will go some day,
When my senescence brings a close,
To all you have to say.

Like silent ghosts you’ll drift away,
While I in sleep descend.
And on that sad and somber day,
The world will have its end.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . July 6, 2007

7 posted on 03/14/2012 5:41:22 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Very good.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 5:46:43 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: xsmommy

the JERK was trying to relate to white men? LOL


9 posted on 03/14/2012 5:57:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Alas, I never saw that banana peel and found myself involved in a disastrous solipsism.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 5:59:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: tioga
Solipsism

This solipsism sounds just like people who should keep their lips pressed tightly together for long periods of times. This is also well known for preventing Fatlipsism.

11 posted on 03/14/2012 6:00:04 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga

Whenever he speaks (a lip schism)
Barack reveals his solipsism
“I am Obama
And I killed Osama”
A textbook display of pure egotism


12 posted on 03/14/2012 6:00:45 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: tioga
the ever-solopsistic Soledad slapped senseless by Michelle Malkin.
13 posted on 03/14/2012 6:11:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: count-your-change

LOL A++


14 posted on 03/14/2012 6:14:13 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ this is his last hurrah.....the trashcan of history will not be kind.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 6:15:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I love a good cat fight. A+++

I checked in with #stoptweetingsoledad today. Spotted #waronwomen but I can’t come up with a good one. LOL It’s hotter than the soledad ones, but this one is mostly lib women. too funny.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 6:18:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

A little kiss? The solipsism is almost cleared up.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 6:26:27 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga

Existential Solipsism is a
byproduct of Spiritual Materialism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_materialism


18 posted on 03/14/2012 6:29:19 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: tioga

If he wanted to pretend to relate to white guys, he’d go to a hockey game.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 6:30:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
axelrod and al dems getting cold feet? ....Rush survived, will bill maher?
20 posted on 03/14/2012 6:34:30 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

and risk getting booed like MO at nascar?


21 posted on 03/14/2012 6:37:33 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

DO NOT WISH HIM ON THE CAPS!


22 posted on 03/14/2012 6:42:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

i would dearly love to see Maher stripped of an audience and a forum. he is beneath contempt.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 6:47:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; SoothingDave; secret garden; CholeraJoe
allow me to be the first to wish yinz... a happy

PI DAY!

24 posted on 03/14/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
.... and the announcers on TruTV fawning over him,

Heard a little of it ... bad enough to gag a maggot.

25 posted on 03/14/2012 7:02:07 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: xsmommy
Sorry - Pi Hair Pin was a s close as I could get to what I really wanted...


26 posted on 03/14/2012 7:04:03 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: MissMagnolia

they kept going to him in at his seat, watching what he was doing. he had a baby in his arms at one point, and they were like OMG someone get a camera. GEE, no politician on earth has ever held a dang baby! Literally i was screaming aloud GET OFFA HIM for God’s sake!


27 posted on 03/14/2012 7:08:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

only bc you have the work filter constraining you there... you dog ; )


28 posted on 03/14/2012 7:10:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was peeping in at the game now and then ... glimpsed the baby thing when they handed him one as he was leaving .... had to walk out of the room until they got to interviewing the WK coach. Bill Clinton used to make my skin crawl whenever I heard/saw him, but BO .... he makes me seriously nauseous.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 7:13:37 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: xsmommy

yum, apple pie!


30 posted on 03/14/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; SoothingDave; CholeraJoe; secret garden
Here is a little something extra for you NERDS. my kids always attended a Math summer camp for enrichment purposes when they were little, called MathTree. The woman who ran it was called Solving Salvo. Everyone had to have a MATH NAME and that was her's. There was Danielle Divisor, Mary Multiplier, Sammy substractor etc. Anyway, i am still on her email list and looky at what i just got in the mail from her today in honor of PI DAY:

Continuing our newsletter series called, "Have you ever met a number you didn't like?," today, 3/14, we're featuring the number π and we're introducing a new poetic form, the piku. Piku is a hybrid of pi and haiku. It combines the form of a haiku poem with the further constraint that the number of letters in the words of the poem is determined by the digits of pi. Traditionally, a haiku has seventeen syllables split into three lines, the first with five syllables, the second with seven syllables, the last with five syllables again. The digits of pi, when written out in decimal form, determine the number of letters in the words of the poem.

Here is my first piku:
For a time a child
Meditates on family
Later she finds strength

31 posted on 03/14/2012 7:15:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
CEO of planned parenthood arrested for indecent exposure....at a children's baseball field no less.
32 posted on 03/14/2012 7:25:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MissMagnolia

i honestly thought that Clintoon gave me the tourettes but OBams? holy crap, i scream profanity i didn’t know i knew!


33 posted on 03/14/2012 7:28:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Yummy! Apple pi!

On a related thought, what will the day be called exactly three years from today?

34 posted on 03/14/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: xsmommy

Ha! My company cafeteria just sent out a note inviting us to eat pie for pi day.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 7:29:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: sima_yi

i was just thinking that 3/14/14 will be special. but ONLY IF the Mayans have it wrong... ; )


36 posted on 03/14/2012 7:31:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i gave up sweets for Lent, but dang that pie looks good! i’m J if you get to eat Pi!


37 posted on 03/14/2012 7:32:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Nah, I brung my lunch today.


38 posted on 03/14/2012 7:38:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

lunch or no, i would be marching my behind to the cafeteria for PIE! strawberry rhubarb is really good, and Cherry, and Apple and Blueberry, or some of each maybe!


39 posted on 03/14/2012 7:43:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I guess my question is: “If 3/14 is called pi day, should 3/14/15 be called something like ‘super pi day’?”


40 posted on 03/14/2012 7:52:11 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: sima_yi

because it’s even PI-ier than 3/14? i guess so! the math nerds are likely to go wild ; )


41 posted on 03/14/2012 7:55:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
dear God, planned parenthood has succeeded

#1 cause of death of African Americans. now incredibly sad.

42 posted on 03/14/2012 8:10:09 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave
Looks like wiki is not going to cover for Soledad. te, he ,he....
43 posted on 03/14/2012 8:16:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: count-your-change; tioga
We all wish that M's rictus would lead to a "sew-lipsism"...
44 posted on 03/14/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT by mikrofon (Free under Obamacare?)
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To: xsmommy

I am sooooooooo glad that he has f-—ing time to do the g—d-— brackets! Solipsistic jerk. Has he no self awareness? None? Like, maybe, sorry everyone, too much goin’ on this year, I didn’t have time to do a bracket pick......NOT.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

Not here, where it is 14/03/2012.


46 posted on 03/14/2012 8:24:30 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: tioga

Love it! What will really make this story great is when the douchy liberals try to defend him, then find out he was flashing the east side residents of town, they are going to be so conflicted between rights of the poor downtrodden and the white male abortionist.


47 posted on 03/14/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

Malkin is such a great writer


48 posted on 03/14/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: Explorer89

i love you. you are me : )


49 posted on 03/14/2012 8:42:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i KNOW, and she speaks equally well off the cuff on the shows, always with a great turn of phrase, never at a loss for words. i WISH i was articulate as she is.


50 posted on 03/14/2012 8:43:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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