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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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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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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To: secret garden

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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To: secret garden

That’s Murkowski, when your fingers are on the right keys.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 8:31:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

She’ll always be Leena Mukroosky to me, like she was in the write-in campaign.

Spelling counts :)


22 posted on 04/11/2013 8:50:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versaille on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: tioga
I was concerned there for a second that had to do with another medical mens term, not having to do with Men (IYKWIM).
23 posted on 04/11/2013 9:40:04 AM PDT by mikrofon (But still their fault ;)
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To: secret garden
Mens Rea is, of course, an element of the crime of Treason, And the Golfer-in-Chief has it in Spades. Or perhaps I should say "in excess."
24 posted on 04/11/2013 9:48:10 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: mikrofon

(AITYD)


25 posted on 04/11/2013 9:54:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A for you and thank goodness you avoided the racist bait.


26 posted on 04/11/2013 9:55:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
IMHO, inclusion of the term sang- could have been considered somewhat inappropriate....
27 posted on 04/11/2013 10:37:26 AM PDT by mikrofon (FWIW)
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To: secret garden

Sunny and 63 here-

The term mens rea isn’t
At all well understood
By Obamas’s rabid minions
Whether for ill or good

With enemies lists in hand
And bugging Watergate style
Even taxpayer funded galas
Take a backseat for awhile

As they embrace the playbook
Of Nixon and his merry bunch
They’re letting that paranoia
Put them into the same crunch


28 posted on 04/11/2013 10:39:17 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: mikrofon
And now I have this song stuck in my head.
29 posted on 04/11/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

It’s also illegal to publicize, as David Corn did, the content of an illegally obtained recorded eavesdropping. Let’s hope they are all prosecuted. A+ for you.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 11:19:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you! It is apparent that some people still don’t think about those pesky rules until they get busted.


31 posted on 04/11/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

What information is that? Can you tell me if they are closing the outbound Squirrel Hill tunnels tonight?

I’m at my home away from home, IAH, for another 3 hours.


32 posted on 04/11/2013 12:27:09 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga; xsmommy
Don't call it a comeback. The return of Weiner.
33 posted on 04/11/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versaille on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Will Weiner’s package pass public inspection? I am thinking it’s too small for them to notice. So small that voters will toss him back. I doubt he can fill the void Nanny Blooming Idiot will leave. Perhaps he has small male syndrome and wishes to follow in Rahm’s footsteps. Both are undersized with huge egos along with Bloomie. They can all take notes and compare in the showers...along with Eric Massa. Did I ever mention that after redistricting that I am in Massa’s old district?


34 posted on 04/11/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

The date is 411. But you knew that...


35 posted on 04/11/2013 8:07:47 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ah. But it was 11/4 where I woke up.


36 posted on 04/11/2013 8:39:16 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

And yesterday was 10/4. Good buddy.


37 posted on 04/11/2013 9:02:21 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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