Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday June 11, 2013
Posted on 06/11/2013 5:08:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, June 11, 2013
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".
a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like, so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point.
[176070; pan- + Greek optikón sight, seeing (neuter of optikós; see optic)]
architectural form for a prison, the drawings for which were published by Jeremy Bentham in 1791. It consisted of a circular, glass-roofed, tanklike structure with cells along the external wall facing toward a central rotunda; guards stationed in the rotunda could keep all the inmates in the surrounding cells under constant surveillance. Although Bentham's novel idea was not fully adopted in the plans for penal institutions built at that time, its radial plan was immediately influential, and its design clearly had an impact on later construction. For example, the Stateville Correctional Center, a prison near Joliet, Ill., U.S., incorporates essential features of the panopticon.
The NSA Utah Data Center is a panopticon
for Obama, his Moslem Brotherhood,
and his handlers like Jarret, as it enables spying
on innocent Americans over the entire country
and delivers it to THEIR desk at the WHITE HOUSE.
This modern computized panopticon gives the White House
the CHOICE to delete the info
(e.g. for DNC RICO information which is inadvertently exposed,
or to delete prior notification of terrorists like the Boston terrorists),
or to conveniently pass it on (e.g. Tea Party to IRS,
or Judge Roberts' --or other SCOTUS-- family data to Holder).
If you are forced into looking at the world through a liberal’s fuzzy-viewed narrowly-focused rose-colored glasses, are you panoptimystic, or do you need a pan-optimolorealigist to fix your mythology?
Each day, in another way, we are revealed yet another manner in which America has become less a free nation, and more a highly monitored panopticon.
Pan opti con: Sounds like the frying pan examiner at the prison. Could be, right? English is flexible, isn’t it?..
Come on...I didn’t mean to make you cry.....sorry...
Obama campaigned as a paragon
Of virtue, an upbeat emoticon
Now he taps us and tapes us
Electronically rapes us
Stoking the NSA panopticon
On the face of it they are totally different people - she is an extrovert who enjoys walking around naked whenever she can, spends her Sunday evenings in circus classes and surrounds herself with bohemian eccentrics. The title of her blog reads: Adventures of a world-traveling, pole-dancing super hero.'
I thought running away to join the circus meant no more classes.
Partly cloudy with a chance of rain later-and I’ve got to go do an estimate shortly...
When almost every other word
Spoken by the media every day
Is transparency, why believe
Anything at all that they say?
Now spying and taking most of
Our money is the ultimate goal-
And panopticon is the new word
For that monitored goldfish bowl
There are those of us who warned
Of this happening years ago-
Now, we’ll drop out, sit back
And watch the long-predicted show...
I’m off to estimate a job-back later...
The largest open air panoptican ever, the United States of America.
NSA’s panoptican.......the rest of us thought we had some privacy.
I watched the first episode of “The League” the other day. Pretty funny and inappropriate. Taco’s “birthday song” he wrote for the little girl.
The main character is throwing off a Jim Halpert vibe.
They’re really talented. I like their arrangement better than the Lumineers.