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Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 9, 2013-- modus vivendi

Posted on 01/09/2013 5:22:34 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 9, 2013-- modus vivendi

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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".

modus vivendi [moh-duh s vi-ven-dee -dahy]

hear it pronounced

a working arrangement between conflicting interests; practical compromise

Noun

Origin: 1875–80; < Latin modus vivendī mode of living

Example Sentences:

1. “A government drawn from a minority of the population cannot attempt to exterminate the majority, so it must try to find a modus vivendi.” –David P. Goldman, “Insoluble Syria,” 1/3/13

2. “During the separation, my parents adopted a modus vivendi that enabled them to tolerate each other.” –Cultural Dictionary

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The religious, Constitution-loving, pro-gun, anti-Obamacare majority must find a modus vivendi in order to survive four more years of the polar opposite.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 5:22:46 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Let’s go, gang.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 5:23:44 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

where we going?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 5:26:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I want to go, but I want to go back to bed, too. Life is TOUGH when you are semi-retired.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 5:32:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Mr. RomneyCARE avoided a modus vivendi with Gov. Palin,
the Tea Party, and conservatives, so he could surely lose
for his partner and friend, George Soros.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 5:33:54 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: xsmommy
gold

where we going?

To school, to do our homework. You're the one who got me this gig in the first place.

6 posted on 01/09/2013 5:34:43 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga
silver

I want to go, but I want to go back to bed, too. Life is TOUGH when you are semi-retired.

Just do the best you can, dear.

7 posted on 01/09/2013 5:36:22 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Diogenesis
bronze

A++

So Mitt and the human palindrome are buddies?

8 posted on 01/09/2013 5:38:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

The House Republican leadership and the obama Administration seem to have found a modus vivendi on taxation.

But the higher taxes are hurting the American people!!!!


9 posted on 01/09/2013 5:50:02 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb
A++

The House Republican leadership and the obama Administration seem to have found a modus vivendi on taxation.

Let's see if they can find one on spending.

10 posted on 01/09/2013 6:01:32 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Honorary Serb

Their MO is to ask for mo’, mo’, mo’!


11 posted on 01/09/2013 6:02:22 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
were you pinged here?
12 posted on 01/09/2013 6:19:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

and u dun me prahd ; )


13 posted on 01/09/2013 6:20:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thanks.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 6:27:32 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Has CYC posted a modus vivendoodah post yet?


15 posted on 01/09/2013 6:44:49 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Not yet.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 6:48:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Perhaps I am inflexible, but I just can’t force myself into a Modus Vivendi with this current administration.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 6:48:44 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

A++
I’m in ostrich mode myself, modus head-in-sandi.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 6:55:38 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Well, there are other ways to go underground than “Ostrichism”. :-)


19 posted on 01/09/2013 7:05:48 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

No youtube at work.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 7:48:25 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

There’s no modus vivendi operating in DC right now. The Won wants everything his way.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 7:56:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
In Ohio they are finding a modus vivendi to bring down school shootings. Teachers are being trained to shoot.
22 posted on 01/09/2013 7:59:39 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A++
Obama’s negotiating strategy is “my way or the highway.”


23 posted on 01/09/2013 8:03:03 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++
If an armed teacher every took out a violent perp, it would shut up the lefty gun-grabbers for—I don’t know—10 seconds, maybe.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 8:05:52 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
what would the opposite of modus vivendi be? modus mortandi? just a little PSA for any of you who have contemplated strapping yourself into a zorb and launching down a mountain...
25 posted on 01/09/2013 8:25:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
On the recent New Year's Eve telecast, Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper reached a sort of scrotus vivendi....
26 posted on 01/09/2013 8:40:56 AM PST by mikrofon (Anderson Cooper 169)
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To: Diogenesis

I’m so sick of you Romney haters continuing to beat everyone because we lost. Get the hell over it - we are ALL going to suffer but you haters never wanted him to win in the first place. Just hateful and disgusting and we don’t appreciate that crap on this thread.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 8:45:32 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Yeah, but the only thing the Washington liberals really will support for the rest of us is mobus vivindi. OR, if you're a conservative, no mass vindependi.
28 posted on 01/09/2013 8:50:48 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

A+++
“Hey,Bubba, hold muh beer,” translates into “Da, Boris, hold my Vodka.”


29 posted on 01/09/2013 8:54:26 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: mikrofon

A+++
When she feigned a kiss on Cooper’s “sardine,” I knew I had stayed up way too late.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 8:59:13 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I hope anderson cooper went to a clinic the next day - there is no telling where that woman’s mouth has been.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 9:02:18 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A++
Obama’s credo is “Under the bus, if you offend me.”


32 posted on 01/09/2013 9:03:21 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Kathy Griffin makes up for her lack of talent with a complete lack of class.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 9:05:54 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Very good description of her


34 posted on 01/09/2013 9:15:03 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I so want to make this for the superbowl party....
35 posted on 01/09/2013 9:23:44 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

That is very clever! I gave my sister a cake pan shaped like a stadium so she made it one night and let her grandson do the decorating. I didn’t really consider how hard it would be to decorate lol


36 posted on 01/09/2013 9:26:07 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976198/posts


37 posted on 01/09/2013 9:52:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It is 56, gloomy and raining off and on-beautiful and badly needed-

I doubt that a modus vivendi
Can be found for the spending-
The addiction is out of control
And the demand is never ending

Obama’s minions have partaken of
The koolaid made for the masses,
And so they are almost as hooked
As the mob and chattering classes

Rehab will be brutal for them-
The rest of us got nothing for free
We can hardly wait for their begging
As we watch them and howl with glee

Mean and vindictive-hell yeah...


38 posted on 01/09/2013 10:16:46 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Stop dreaming.

Mr. Romney never wanted to be POTUS, AND he should
have ORDERED his surrogates to leave Gov. Palin alone.

BUT HE DID NOT.

And now the Communist chickens have come home to roost.


39 posted on 01/09/2013 10:24:01 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Texan5

A+++ for the poet.


40 posted on 01/09/2013 12:13:49 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you!


41 posted on 01/09/2013 12:27:15 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: Diogenesis

As I said, you haters never wanted him to win. You openly advocated for him to lose, therefore obama is your baby now. You brought on this socialist ruler as if you had campaigned for him yourself. Palin had nothing to do with this election and those of you who are using her as some excuse now are the one who are dreaming.


42 posted on 01/09/2013 12:39:00 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

Truly, one of the most assinine ways to handle this I’ve ever seen.


43 posted on 01/09/2013 12:43:14 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave

that thread is hysterical.


44 posted on 01/09/2013 1:42:02 PM PST by tioga
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What is the point in throwing rocks at a bus anyway? Did it offend someone? Years ago when I was too poor to have a car, mean drivers would go out of their way on rainy days to splash those of us waiting for the bus, and I did learn to carry rocks and softball pitch them at the offending cars-but never at the bus...


45 posted on 01/09/2013 2:45:30 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 a Pip T5! You have more stories of things you did in the past..... lol I think someone who would throw a rock at a bus or car is just another moral degenerate who has no concept of right or wrong. Most will be involved in gang violence or end up in prison anyway.....but many innocents will suffer until that time.


46 posted on 01/09/2013 2:50:17 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Texan5; SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Xsboy’s HS hockey rink is in southeast DC and I recall one of his teammates having a rock thrown at his windshield. We were just there over the holidays and didn’t have a problem though.


47 posted on 01/09/2013 2:55:21 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Not really-just a good memory for trivial things...

I only pitched the rocks at splashers-and only at the area below the windows-it was to make a statement, not injure anyone...


48 posted on 01/09/2013 3:07:46 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: xsmommy

I can’t see the point in malicious mischief like that-as I said, I only pitched at the body of the car that splashed me-never an intent to injure.


49 posted on 01/09/2013 3:11:09 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; secret garden
It is 56, gloomy and raining off and on-beautiful and badly needed-

How is the Edwards aquifer doing?

I figure real low, but has its decline stopped?

50 posted on 01/09/2013 4:15:29 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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