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Word for the Day, FRiday, March 22, 2013 - Crasis
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Posted on 03/22/2013 5:00:54 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”.

Crasis

Noun (plural - crases)

    Composition, constitution, makeup.

    For word freaks: the fusion or contraction of two adjacent vowels into one


    Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.

    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



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The crisis du jour is the fact that no one on the left read the Obamacare bill to find out the crasis of it before passing it. The fake outcry over CVS is laughable. ObamaCare weighs in: CVS tells employees to reveal personal health info -- or pay up ....there is a $600 penalty for not giving up your private info. Welcome to the Obamacare Bus....how many leftists will like this?
1 posted on 03/22/2013 5:00:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

It’s FRiday! The sun was out yesterday...waiting for any sign of it this morning....no sign of spring yet, just more snow this morning.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 5:03:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy
Yeah!!!!
3 posted on 03/22/2013 5:08:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Let no crasis go to waste.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Yes we can! ...from a two year old.
5 posted on 03/22/2013 5:16:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

LOL A++


6 posted on 03/22/2013 5:17:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

CVS isn’t doing anything different than any other company that wants to controls its costs.

If I want to be on the top health care plan my company offers, I have to jump through similar hoops. It’s actually quite rational to not “group” together people who smoke and are overweight and refuse to try exercising with those who are reasonably attentive to their health.

The company and I are partners in paying for health care. This saves both of us money.

This is not the same as excluding those with conditions or diseases beyond their control. This is about choices people make.

Companies (for now) are under no obligation to provide any insurance. So trying to save money (for them and their employees) by grouping like this is completely fine.

Now, if and when Obamacare mandates that you get in your daily time on the treadmill, or that you eat your veggies, then it’s a different issue.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 5:19:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I already get those calls....I just lie if I feel like it. It’s none of their biz. Cannot fathom that I need a nanny taking care of me. I get extra healthcare money for providing this info now. Wait till they just have full access to your efile personal health info on line from your doctor.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 5:39:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

ok, class...I will be in the teacher’s lounge having a catered breakfast. BBIAB


9 posted on 03/22/2013 5:40:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
I get extra healthcare money for providing this info now.

Which is no different from "fining" those who don't comply.

Either way, it is a free company in a free market making decisions freely about how and if it wants to provide benefits to its employees who freely decide to work there.

It's simply not totalitarian. People, even FReepers, are acting like the company owes it to its employees to give them the best health insurance with nothing expected in return. It's an entitlement mentality.

Again, once there is only the federal gov't making all of the health insurance decisions for everyone in the country, then it will be totalitarian to withhold what is your "right" unless you eat your broccoli.

10 posted on 03/22/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

An ObamaCourt’s liberal crasis
Where merit is never the basis
Pick ethnicity, gender
If a guy—a rear ender
Must select from minority races


11 posted on 03/22/2013 5:55:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga

FReep and FReeper are examples of crases.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 6:45:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ LMAO


13 posted on 03/22/2013 9:01:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
Some American English dialects perform a crasis of the phoneme -ai- in the word "crisis" where it sounds like "crasis"…
14 posted on 03/22/2013 9:15:09 AM PDT by mikrofon (Picking up the ball ;)
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To: tioga; xsmommy

http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/3708615-74/whiskey-bottles-hill#axzz2OHrP7goL

Signs that you might have a drinking problem.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 9:33:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i’m sure she can collect that judgment on him no problem...


16 posted on 03/22/2013 9:36:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I can see maybe being curious enough to drink from one bottle. But 52 bottles!? That’s a cry for help.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 9:37:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

I knew there would be an interest in this meaning. A++


18 posted on 03/22/2013 9:45:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

19 posted on 03/22/2013 11:28:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Snow-brrr! It is partly sunny and 71 here...

The crasis of the budget
The ‘rat senate submitted
Was so full of, um, fiction
I’m surprised it was submitted

Patty Murray is an airhead
Whose world is a unicorn park-
She can’t do simple math because
Her head is in a place that’s dark

She admits it never balances-
She doesn’t try to fudge it-
If they just want more to spend
There’s no point in any budget...


20 posted on 03/22/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Wonder if he got any botulism from it?


21 posted on 03/22/2013 12:04:40 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
The crasis of the crisis in Cyprus contains Cyprus banks who bought Greek debt and then tried to loot the deposits of Russians as they were told to do by the Germans and the French.

Ain't globalization grand?

22 posted on 03/22/2013 12:36:30 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: xsmommy

I wonder if he took a little out of one bottle, then tried to make them all look equal by taking some from other bottles.

And then the entire thing just got out of hand.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 12:42:49 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga; xsmommy; SoothingDave

There was a bit of excitement at this end of the road early this morning-my neighbor who owns the nice Mastiff said his wife wanted to know if I had any fresh basil or italian oregano ready to cut yet. I do-I grow a pot of each by the french doors all year for cooking.

He had Juno with him on her leash, and we were standing at the gate, gossiping, when we saw the little terrier next door running up and down the road, alone and unleashed, as usual. The dog ran at the Mastiff, yapping and the woman next door came running down the road, screaming.

Juno showed her teeth, turned sideways to ignore the thing, and it bit at her front leg-twice, so she lunged, pulling her owner almost off his feet, going for the terrier’s back. The woman grabbed up the little beast, and I said take your dog home, hurry. She just stood there, shrieking, so Juno kept jumping to the end of her leash, and the damn terrier bit his owner twice, trying to get loose. Finally, the woman came to her senses and ran to her house, still screeching, with the terrier still yapping.

The neighbor shook his head and wandered off up the hill with his Mastiff and the bag of herbs. For a second, I thought Juno was going to savage that terrier to death, right there, and there would not have been anything to do sbout it-the little dog is always running loose, it is obnoxious, bad tempered, and obviously not very bright...


24 posted on 03/22/2013 12:53:03 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

“tried to make them all look equal”

That’s what we used to do when we raided the parents’ liquor cabinet as teens.

And every time I hear the phrase “drinking problem”, I think of the scene in “Airplane” and start laughing...


25 posted on 03/22/2013 1:10:40 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

So, what did he want the herbs for? ;-)


26 posted on 03/22/2013 1:13:44 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Probably marinara sauce and pesto-they are of Italian ancestry, and his wife makes great Italian sauces.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 1:21:51 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga
Late again!

The Romans had their Triumverate - Caesar, Pompey and Crasis.

We Americans are saddled with a real burden - Obama, Reed and Pelosi!

28 posted on 03/22/2013 2:25:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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