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.
I don’t understand any of the words you are saying. Never heard of any of them.
That’s because you live outside of Steel City and I’m in Music City. ;)
That and my music collection froze somewhere around 1997.
Nah, I knew we were in the largest open air prison in the world. I just forget sometimes.
You would like the show Nashville. It has Hayden as one of the stars and we see people we know on there(friends from church, daughter’s teacher, neighbors, lots of familiar face extras). And you cannot beat T Bone Burnett for the soundtrack. Nashville is a big small town.
I like it.
And it stays funny and inappropriate.
The fountain’s back on ‘n’at.
I was watching it for awhile. Interesting.
That was a disappointing trip-proof positive that people are getting really uneasy about their already limited finances again. Now I’m bummed out, and it is too hot and humid to walk in the woods...
A couple of months ago, that customer asked me to come in June and estimate doing the master bedroom and vanity/dressing area in a monterrey texture-my personal favorite-and 3-tone hand-sponged faux adobe look.
Now they can’t afford the handwork, so it is just going to be rolled on sand texture and tone-over-tone two color rolled paint-and half the price of the hand work.
I had my sights on a new monterrey roller and some cool texture tints, but I’ll wait till I can really use them-even if it is until I build my own hobbit hacienda...
That is neat-I’m keeping the picture of the bracing in the angle(s) of the building-maybe one day I might have occasion to use that. I really like the cupola, too-are there stairs to it, like an aerie/lookout?
Is the truck shifter still acting up?
These barns are not really huge. I don’t know about the cupola. Probably it was reached by a big, ol’ ladder, back in the day. You can see more pictures by Googleing “Clausing barns images”.
The Clausings were very inventive people. In addition to their barn business, they established several machinery businesses. One of the descendants worked for my husband at one time as an engineer.
My husband’s employee loaned my a family history that a cousi had put together for a big reunion upon the occasion of their barn being moved to Old World Wisconsin, restored, and made a permanent exhibit.
One of the anecdotes in the family history is that the Clausings hold the Wisconsin record for the shortest marriage. The couple lived on neighboring farms and the mother of the birde got into an argument with the father of the groom over the size of the “bride price” and the house where the couple was to live. The mother of the bride was so incensed that she grabbed her daughter and marched her right out of the wedding reception. An annulment followed several months later, and the groom married somebody else.
Our early German settlers had rules about everything and that is how the older generations got along without Social Security. They wrote contracts within in the families, laying out exactly who was to live where and how much of the crop belonged to the elders after they retired and moved to the smaller house on the property.
It was fascinating reading.
Germans who like rules and organizing things?
Color me surprised. ;-)
That is interesting-I have some part-west Prussian distant relatives on my dad’s side, but they are nearly 1/2 Hispanic-apparently as soon as they got here in the 1820-30’s, they became enamored of their mestizo/Texican ranch neighbors and intermarried, adopting the frontier culture.
Most of the Europeans-and native Americans-did have dowries, bride prices and such, and I’ve heard some funny stories about fights over that-especially where alcohol was involved. But I’ve never heard of a marriage that only lasted to the reception because of that...
Yes, but I’m just parking it in neutral with the brake on. If I need to get into park, I have my trusty screwdriver with me so I can get out of it again-my mechanic friend will look at it as soon as he has time...
Most of the early German settlers here came from Pomerania. They came as a group from Pomerania in 1832 after they were expelled by the Prince for religious differences. They were released from prison in the old country and came to Wisconsin on the promise to the prince that they would never again return to Germany. And none of them did (or so they say) until about 15 years ago when their community Oompah Pah band went back to Germany to perform at a festival.
Although their descendents are at least 4th and 5th generation American, some of the ones my age still speak with a German accent because they taught school in German here until WWII. And they also spoke German in the home, as well. One farmer I know has traveled all over the world connecting these emigrants from Pomerania, and he told me that the relatives he found in Argentina speak the exact dialect he does.
I thought their social rules were very interesting and wise and revolved around keeping the land in the family which is why many of their farms are flourishing to this day, despite the pressures of modern development. Everything was done by written contract that spelled out exactly what the annual payments would be to the elders (10 bushels of corn, 2 pigs, etc.) And they married their cousins — the better to keep the farms in the family.
Their community is totally surrounded by my town. They call it Freistadt (Free State) and is the home of the oldes Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. Still run by German rules. And they don’t allow the women to vote! (in church)
The folks from Pomerania make the west Prussians sound like libertines and adventurers-and they certainly did stay away from Germany-can’t blame them for that, though-prison is a great disincentive to return...
They sound a bit like the Amish and other similar groups who also speak a Germanic dialect-they are said to have left for religious reasons, too.
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