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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 11, 2013 mens rea
dictionaries ad nauseam | 11 April 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/11/2013 4:51:58 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".

mens rea (MENZ REE-uh) noun
Criminal intent.

Example sentence:
"She appealed against her conviction on the basis that she did not have the required mens rea, in that she was not aware she was carrying drugs."
--Minimum 10-Year Drug Term Reduced for 'Naive' Offender; Irish Times (Dublin); Jan 16, 2012.

Etymology:
From Latin mens rea (guilty mind). Earliest documented use: 1861.

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
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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1 posted on 04/11/2013 4:51:58 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine! It’s information day.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 4:53:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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3 posted on 04/11/2013 4:57:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Mernin..........dressed in black today.........despite the snow just north of last week, I am hoping spring is here and winter died.
4 posted on 04/11/2013 5:05:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

On Benghazi, Ms. Clinton said, “Not me—uh
No perjury, there isn’t mens rea”
Thought video’s the reason
So don’t call it treason
“I can’t remember” is her panacea


5 posted on 04/11/2013 5:13:07 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

it doesn’t rhyme with gonorrhea?


6 posted on 04/11/2013 5:31:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

The real mens rea isn’t the McConnell tape, it was what Obama did to Mitt Romney. Imagine the tapes of those planning sessions. I, for one, am glad a Republican would bring up Judd’s past. She can’t even own a gun, why would we want her running the country? Isn’t Washington messed up enough already without adding another crazy into the mix?


7 posted on 04/11/2013 5:34:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Men’s rea? Your rea? His rea? En media res?

Heck, this administration WILL blame everything on Bush, won’t they?

Of course, the media would never a woman (er, Obama) for any democrat’s crime......


8 posted on 04/11/2013 5:55:31 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: tioga
it doesn’t rhyme with gonorrhea?

It certainly does. Along with diarrhea.

9 posted on 04/11/2013 6:33:47 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Mention a clinton and gonorrhea certainly comes first to my mind. LMAO


10 posted on 04/11/2013 6:50:28 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I am loving the goat head thingie at Wrigly Field........did Rahm send it? Chi-town politics are pretty rough. Little shower man would be at the top of my list.
11 posted on 04/11/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine! It’s information day.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 7:32:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: JoeProBono
Scary A+ for you!
13 posted on 04/11/2013 7:33:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
Love that! A+ for you!
14 posted on 04/11/2013 7:34:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Will she put that on her campaign posters? A+ for you!
15 posted on 04/11/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
I think we need this button in the classroom......
16 posted on 04/11/2013 7:36:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
A for you! Howdy Robert, we've missed you.
17 posted on 04/11/2013 7:36:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

That is very useful. It might as well say that on my doorbell. They sound the alarm as soon as someone gets near the stoop.


18 posted on 04/11/2013 7:38:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The mens rea is "compromise" and this is the scene of the crime.
19 posted on 04/11/2013 8:07:03 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versaille on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Murkpwski, no surprise there. A+ for you, F- for that miserable excuse.


20 posted on 04/11/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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