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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".

panopticon [pan-op-ti-kon]

-n
a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like, so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point.

[1760–70; pan- + Greek optikón sight, seeing (neuter of optikós; see optic)]


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1 posted on 06/11/2013 5:08:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...
Mark Steyn has been using this word to refer to our all-seeing state.

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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.

2 posted on 06/11/2013 5:10:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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).

3 posted on 06/11/2013 5:18:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SoothingDave
this guy positioned himself in the cross-hairs of a panopticon, by choice.
4 posted on 06/11/2013 5:25:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Diogenesis

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?


5 posted on 06/11/2013 5:27:42 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: SoothingDave

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.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:35 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SoothingDave

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...


7 posted on 06/11/2013 5:43:07 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SoothingDave

Obama campaigned as a paragon
Of virtue, an upbeat emoticon
Now he taps us and tapes us
Electronically rapes us
Stoking the NSA panopticon


8 posted on 06/11/2013 5:46:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration Uof Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SoothingDave

9 posted on 06/11/2013 5:47:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: SoothingDave
and he left behind a stunning semi-nude pole dancer, yet.
10 posted on 06/11/2013 6:30:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
she sounds like your type:

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.'

11 posted on 06/11/2013 6:32:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I thought running away to join the circus meant no more classes.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 6:39:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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...


13 posted on 06/11/2013 8:32:15 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: SoothingDave

The largest open air panoptican ever, the United States of America.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 8:53:36 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

NSA’s panoptican.......the rest of us thought we had some privacy.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 8:58:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

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.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 8:58:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Contrary to his personal positioning, the White House of Peter Panopticon is not a "Neverland" where POTUS never knows what's going on until someone tells him…
He is always aware either directly or indirectly on whatever his Administration is involved with.
17 posted on 06/11/2013 9:03:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ol' Boys Club)
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To: SoothingDave
Center stage is a type of panopticon. Here's your daily earworm.
18 posted on 06/11/2013 9:15:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden


19 posted on 06/11/2013 9:27:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

They’re really talented. I like their arrangement better than the Lumineers.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 9:38:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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