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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 19, 2012 - stochastic
dictionaries ad nauseam | 19 January 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/19/2012 4:47:10 AM PST 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".

stochastic (stuh-KAS-tik) adjective
Involving chance; random; probabilistic.

Example sentence:
"Medicine is a stochastic science -- no doctor can predict the future."
---Sandeep Jauhar; When Doctors Slam the Door; The New York Times; Mar 16, 2003.

Etymology:
From Greek stokhos (aim, target, a pointed stake for an archer to aim at). Earliest documented use: 1662.

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!


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To: xsmommy

I suspected. ;^) LMAO


101 posted on 01/19/2012 11:43:16 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

the staged interventions by staff etc. concerned me even more than the philandering.


102 posted on 01/19/2012 11:44:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I am definitely watching the interview with wifey#2....the slut who refused the open marriage.


103 posted on 01/19/2012 11:45:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

my neighbor across the street is divorcing. One day a few months back she unloaded her sad tale. He had a mistress and he actually asked the same thing, could he keep her and stay married. Honestly, men are insane. this particular jack@$$ was a dope-smoking libertarian, so it’s not a stretch to hear he wanted a pet mistress to keep around the house.


104 posted on 01/19/2012 11:50:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Thank you! I would have thought that between Clinton’s sexual adventures, all that has been written and told of JFK’s escapades with a score of women, Mark Sanford’s Argentine affair, complete with e-mails (and some of the worst erotic poetry and prose ever), Anthony Weiner’s-um-overexposure, etc, ad nauseum, people would have figured out that politicians are no different from anyone else who has adulterous relationships. In this world of instant information only those who choose to be are unaware of the cold hard facts of life in the real world.


105 posted on 01/19/2012 11:52:28 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Was the staged intervention due to his philandering? Did he have to take Callista on a cruise to appease her? Inquiring minds want to know.

Bottom line: Dems stuck with Clintoon despite all that.....just like they will with theO and their agenda will flourish. What about our turn? I am learning, I could care less about that if he can win and implement MY agenda.


106 posted on 01/19/2012 11:58:00 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; xsmommy; Explorer89

It is damaging to a teenager to be seduced by an older adult, like a teacher, and the younger the teen, the more damaging. Those individuals do seem to indulge in adulterous relationships in adult life more than teens who had their sexual relationships with age-appropriate peers.

Kids who are just entering puberty-12 or so-who are seduced by same-sex adults or older teens seem more likely to be homosexual as adults then those who are not. Just speaking from my own experience with clients.


107 posted on 01/19/2012 12:10:15 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Interesting. For the first time, I feel sorry for him about his tomcatting.


108 posted on 01/19/2012 12:13:57 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga; xsmommy

Men ARE insane-my ex wanted and asked for an open marriage, too-I find it amusing that they only ask for that after they have been caught bed-hopping...


109 posted on 01/19/2012 12:18:18 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Call me a cynic if you will, but what was to keep some “volunteer” from deliberately not getting votes certified to ensure their candidate wins? Iowa is too screwed up to count at all.


110 posted on 01/19/2012 12:20:54 PM PST by tioga
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To: Texan5

MEN are toads. Hopping from bed to bed is a sin. The only thing I can say for Newt is that he claims to have changed. Now, if they have another bimbo he is cheating Callista with then I am done with him. If not, then I may just vote for him. I have no idea where I will be when we finally get the chance to vote.


111 posted on 01/19/2012 12:25:04 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

He is undeserving of any sympathy-plenty of men act like that who have not been seduced by an adult when they were a teen-my ex wasn’t-some men are just pigs...


112 posted on 01/19/2012 12:25:24 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

I think it’s called having your cake and eating it too...


113 posted on 01/19/2012 12:25:28 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Eating too much cake can be hazardous to your health, especially if it is not your cake...


114 posted on 01/19/2012 12:30:32 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

“Toads”-LMAO-I called MrT5 my prince-I suppose he must have been a frog/toad before, but it wasn’t my kiss that transformed him.


115 posted on 01/19/2012 12:38:40 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Let me clarify....I feel sorry for the 16 yo boy who was seduced by a woman leading him on the path to ruin his own life.


116 posted on 01/19/2012 12:38:55 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Now that is a shame. Had you worked a salamander into your last post you would have had the Hat Trick of Amphibians.


117 posted on 01/19/2012 12:43:29 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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118 posted on 01/19/2012 12:49:15 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: secret garden

Moody Miller, we call him, his star may have fallen ... Enroth started like gangbusters but turned out to be human.

So much for the playoffs — luck to your guys.


119 posted on 01/19/2012 12:51:27 PM PST by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: Texan5; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; All
I am celebrating the pending retirement of my aged congresscritter and his wife's DWI
120 posted on 01/19/2012 12:54:41 PM PST by tioga
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To: mikrofon

Some other monikers:

“Cryin’” Miller
B**ch Miller (for the old timers ;)


121 posted on 01/19/2012 12:54:59 PM PST by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Relax. Unless you are hopping from bed to bed while married I am not talking about you, just those hoppy toads.


122 posted on 01/19/2012 12:59:00 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Well, that is true-we were all young and vulnerable once. But he has always been in the same pond as Clinton, in my mind-ribitt, ribitt...


123 posted on 01/19/2012 1:21:09 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

you are channeling Neil Cavuto who just said “did clinton really say you are just like me, newt”........Cavuto is down on Newt today.


124 posted on 01/19/2012 1:24:08 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Iowa’s delegates are not bound by caucus results. IF they were it would be 6 for Santorum 6 for Romney and 5 or 6 for Paul (and 2 for Perry)


125 posted on 01/19/2012 1:53:57 PM PST by NeoCaveman
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To: tioga; xsmommy
As two of my favorite posters on the Texas State board said: "I'm not looking for a new husband, I've had one for 54 years. Go Newt" and another mentioned when questioned about his support for Newt with all of his baggage: I'm looking to get rid of Obama, not replace the Pope...(not an exact quote)
126 posted on 01/19/2012 2:22:23 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

As long as the guy is not using campaign cash to hush up his shack jobs, ala John Edwards, why does anyone care? they practically applauded Clinton for coming clean about Gennifer Flowers before the election, then cut him a pass for Monica and the rest of the bimbo eruptions-it is hypocritical to be hand wringing over Ginrich doing the same-the only difference is that Newt is married to the homewrecker-in-chief where Clinton was not.


127 posted on 01/19/2012 2:32:37 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I was reading and watching FOX this afternoon and found myself yelling at them ...”I am not voting for husband of the year, just a president!


128 posted on 01/19/2012 2:50:46 PM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

You know, women in Europe are happy to be wife #1 and are more sophisticated about men’s baser needs. ;-)


129 posted on 01/19/2012 3:03:29 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Baser needs. Great line. Maybe if European women were more interesting their men wouldn’t go looking elsewhere. ;^)


130 posted on 01/19/2012 4:24:54 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

All your baser are belong to us.


131 posted on 01/19/2012 4:45:42 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; tioga; secret garden; NeoCaveman; hobbes1; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I will put up a thread as soon as a minion comes to repair my computer. Seems I’ve broken it. And since obams said there might be ice don’t come in until 11 am (oh yes he did, via his mouthpiece OPM) I don’t expect to see any minions for awhile. Btw, there is no ice. Not even a delay for schools but fedgov slackers were given permission to luxuriate in their beds this AM and dang it they will do just that.


132 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I can post the class if you want. I was just looking around for you and here you have popped up.


133 posted on 01/23/2012 6:58:40 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Thanks. Ti, if u do today I’ll do weds.


134 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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