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Word for the Day, Tuesday July 30, 2013

Posted on 07/30/2013 5:00:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, July 30, 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".

Meliorism [meel-yuh-riz-uhm, mee-lee-uh-]

-n
the doctrine that the world tends to become better or may be made better by human effort.

[1855–60; < Latin melior better + -ism]

meliorist, -n, adj
melioristic, -adj


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1 posted on 07/30/2013 5:00:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW3WYcnQj8I

Here’s a little morning pick-me-up. What is it with Canada and the power trio? Is it because of the sparse population?


2 posted on 07/30/2013 5:01:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

is this a hairband? gosh i hate hairbands!


3 posted on 07/30/2013 5:15:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Is Obama ameliorating the meliorism of the Left? or exacerbating it?


4 posted on 07/30/2013 5:16:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Not in the traditional sense. They were more hard rock, not heavy metal. They included a classical guitar solo on every album. Anyway, it's about the music, not the hairstyle.

5 posted on 07/30/2013 5:23:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i don’t care for that era of music, it’s called hairbands as a style of music. i can’t recall anything by them.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 5:25:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was just posting a nice, energizing song. You don’t have to like it.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 5:26:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The idea of meliorism is nice for children, but as you grow older and see the world, you realize it’s just a dream like Santa and the Easter Bunny.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 5:27:49 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SoothingDave

i was simply exercising my first amdt right to state my dislike of it ; )


9 posted on 07/30/2013 5:35:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
here, have some of my leftover bday cake


10 posted on 07/30/2013 5:36:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Are you disliking or prejudging?


11 posted on 07/30/2013 5:37:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Meliorism

A meliorism is a self evident fact about meals like, If you’re really hungry you won’t notice the smell of burnt feathers.... And... If you have rats why waste a good chicken?


12 posted on 07/30/2013 5:38:39 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden

Chanel is doing ok, i put the peepee pad in their room overnight, bc the lasix they have prescribed for eliminating the fluid in her lungs makes her pee alot. she has to take the lasix twice a day and elanapril, the heart med, once a day for now, and she goes back in 2 weeks to monitor how the meds are affecting her system etc. So yesterday, for the care of Chan, the scrips for her two meds, an xray of her chest, a heartworm test for each of Chan and Jules and heartworm meds for each of them, the bill was $1195. Is petmeds still in business? there was a flyer at the desk of the vet saying how the FDA has shut down many online pharmacies. Since she is going to be on the meds longterm i was going to refill them with PetMeds, bc that’s what i did with Loosh, since the vet is so much more for those things.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 5:41:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

both.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 5:42:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

did i post the Pgh dad re; FL vacation? if not, let me know and i will find it. my brother could have starred in that episode.


15 posted on 07/30/2013 5:43:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Fair enough. No, you didn’t post a link to the latest Pittsburgh Dad.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 5:45:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

My wife gets the flea stuff for the pets online. I think it comes from someplace in Australia. So it’s probably illegal.

I can ask her if you want.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 5:47:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Pgh Dad goes to FL. when i was your age, i didn't even know there WAS a Florida. Pap cut them all off the map!
18 posted on 07/30/2013 5:54:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: count-your-change; SoothingDave; xsmommy

Meliorism is about burning chickens for food?

Thought a melieorgasm was part of the conversation between a pair of liberals looking for quick sex?


19 posted on 07/30/2013 6:14:31 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: SoothingDave

View the wonder of meliorism
As it’s seen through the liberal prism
People all do what’s right
Never greedy; don’t fight
For example, just observe communism


20 posted on 07/30/2013 6:59:08 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: SoothingDave
Meliorism: An exclamation of disgust upon tasting the Diner Chili when Alice or Flo told you it was good today
21 posted on 07/30/2013 7:20:54 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment sust till stands?)
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To: xsmommy

“could this cost Dad money?”... ROFL


22 posted on 07/30/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Probably about faking it... me lie orgasm.
after all pretense is everything to the “hook up” crowd.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 7:34:10 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

those sleeping with the mouth open poses could be xsbro, he has those glasses! xskids are always OMG it’s uncle michael when they see those vids.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 7:36:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
I love classic rock.Another good one here.
25 posted on 07/30/2013 8:00:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I use human pharmacies for my dog meds now. Kroger, Walmart, and Target since they are using human meds. I get heartworm meds by mail from Omaha Vaccine because they are about $10 less per dog that way. They fax the script to them and they call the local pharmacies for the other meds. I’m glad she did okay last night. That was a very stressful day for her and I can empathize with the outrageous expense.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 8:04:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

A variant:

MeLiarism (-n)
The falsehood that the world becomes better through My efforts. ~BHO


27 posted on 07/30/2013 8:09:25 AM PDT by mikrofon (Key of Me)
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To: xsmommy

He is funny for sure! Meant to tell you my daughter got doggie health insurance when she adopted, since she had no idea of background or what they might be facing. Is it too late to get insurance for Channel?


28 posted on 07/30/2013 8:09:56 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

I sometimes play Triumph for driving music...


29 posted on 07/30/2013 8:32:40 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

Meliorism will never work
When selfishly motivated-
Like Obama’s greedy minions
Whose ideas become hated

Because of all the payoffs
To those of the worst kind
Whose personal wealth gain
Is all they have in mind

They just don’t understand
This has been done before-
There isn’t that much koolaid
And it’s not far to the door...

I’ve got an estimate and an errand-back later...


30 posted on 07/30/2013 8:45:17 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: secret garden; Texan5

I see some people have good taste. ;-)


31 posted on 07/30/2013 8:46:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Cowman

Kiss my grits!


32 posted on 07/30/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

“I don’t ask for much: the truth would do just fine”


33 posted on 07/30/2013 8:58:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Well, you’re young, you’re wild and you’re free...


34 posted on 07/30/2013 9:02:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; grimreaper; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; NeoCaveman; RikaStrom
wouldn't this be hunky dory?
35 posted on 07/30/2013 9:16:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My vet is way cheaper. Did the same stuff with our Missy, didn’t cost barely a fraction of that. About $100.00. Gees, what a rip off.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

It depends if we have reached the point where we want to make a complete mockery of DHS.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga; xsmommy

That’s why I didn’t tell xs how much it cost to board my dog for a week. I’m sure the cost is outrageous down there.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 9:34:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Scary but at least we might get rid of her after a few years.


39 posted on 07/30/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave
We Are BORG Obamanation!

You will be assimilated ameliorated!


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

Posted from my Motorola 4G - LTE

40 posted on 07/30/2013 9:38:41 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: SoothingDave

Last time we boarded Missy, it was $6/day. And for an extra $25 she could have a bath and be ready to go home when we picked her up.


41 posted on 07/30/2013 9:39:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

That’s really good. We paid something like $20/day and $35 for the grooming.


42 posted on 07/30/2013 9:44:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

i know everything is way cheaper there, but the trade off is having to live there, and i’d rather not : )


43 posted on 07/30/2013 9:51:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

pretty sure it’s $50/day and that’s at Petsmart for the two of them in one room. i know the vet has boarding and it’s WAYYYY more than that. and the dog groomer comes once per month and that’s $85 per dog. But he literally spends at least a full hour on each of them, last time i swear he had Jules in the van for an hour and a half, bc they are HAIRY beasts. The groomer has a truck and comes to you and does it right there in our culdesac. Its far more convenient than taking them somewhere.


44 posted on 07/30/2013 9:56:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Such the hater

At least Ace is still funny.

45 posted on 07/30/2013 10:15:48 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

HILARIOUS!!!!!


46 posted on 07/30/2013 10:24:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

“the doctrine that the world tends to become better or may be made better by human effort.”

Lately, it doesn’t seem to be working.


47 posted on 07/30/2013 10:34:38 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: NeoCaveman

LMAO I miss twitter......I cannot wait to this house is clean and ready for the kids. Why do I only dust and clean theri old rooms once or twice a year?


48 posted on 07/30/2013 10:57:55 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Because they are empty?


49 posted on 07/30/2013 11:10:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

You’ve been there way too long if you’re starting to like it. ;-)


50 posted on 07/30/2013 11:16:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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