Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, January 27, 2014-- casuistic
Posted on 01/27/2014 5:54:47 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday,1/27/14
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".
1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry. 2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical: casuistic distinctions. Also, cas·u·is·ti·cal.
Etymology: casuist 1609, "one who studies and resolves cases of conscience," from Fr. casuiste, from L. casus (see case (1)). Often in a sinister or contemptuous sense. Casuistry is first attested 1725. McCormick, urged a more historical approach to natural law, and with it a new appreciation of and fresh ways of approaching the principle of double effect, casuistic reasoning, and weighing various goods and ends in practical matters. The controversies of post-conciliar theology by Hinze, Bradford E. / National Catholic Reporter For many observers the whole unseemly farce that evening in Munich had been stage-managed, written and directed by casuistic promoter Frank Warren, who would match flailing frogs for a fight if some idiot would buy a ticket. If this was a soap the writer would be committed! by Birmingham Mail (England)
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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Here is my example with WFTD.
The realm of climate change/global warming is rife with casuistry.
No pushing at the door please!
casuistry goes along with the wftd from friday, sophistry.
Happy monday. ugh.
All that rock salt being used on the roads is caustic.
what’s happy about it? ; )
it’s a wonder the roads aren’t just melting under the amount they have slathered on them here.
1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry. 2.(snip) sophistical: (snippity snip(s) .. )casuistic distinctions. Also, cas·u·is·ti·cal.
30F - 17F in one hour is not a happy occasion ?
(2 or 3 minutes since I last looked to post the 17)
2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest
i am sitting at a balmy 42 degrees so neener neener to you. Going back down to 8 and then a high near 20 tomorrow, but right now, i’m ready to don a tube top outside ; )
maybe definition #2 was too subtle for you ; ) LOL
The libs take a workplace statistic
To find reasons for going ballistic
“The rich—they earn more
All the others are poor”
Inequality claims: casuistic
Stay away from the Theraflu.
(And keep your distance from the FReeper “compassion” crowd, too.)
Great limerick! And you know the really crazy thing is that libs really do think the rich should give over their money to the poor. I always want to say “you first”, because you have more than someone, somewhere...
I checked the FreeRepublic rules. Good news--selfies are allowed!
It's a democrat trick ... just throw out what you don't want and build your thesis
you are critical of those who are not compassionate towards drug deaths?
you’re good at it! ; )
Thanks. The whole “inequality” meme is based upon casuistry and sophistry. (Heh, heh.) Aesop had it figured out, 6 centuries B.C. when he wrote about the hard-working ant and the lazy, fun-loving grasshopper. Should they have an “equal” amount of food available when winter comes?
I bow to the wordsmith in obeisance
Ive read the article and the comments (through 27) and just cant come up with any reason why a drug oeverdose death is a bad thing.
These people have parents and family. We shouldn't be cheering their deaths. Yes, there are probably some who are of little use to anyone, but others are just as human as you or I.
One of the local crusaders against drugs runs his campaign under the name of his son, who died from an overdose. Yes, people make bad choices. For some people the addiction is overpowering and takes all.
There is no reason to be callous. I would love to have these loudmouth sin-free FReepers tell a father that they can't find any reason why his son't death is a bad thing.
Why do they call it a “drug overdose”....these deaths occur with the same dose they took the last time. It’s a misnomer. Illegal drugs kill, it’s just that simple.
We had a local death by illegal drugs. Very sad to see a 20 year old dead. Family was devastated. CPR on a boy that young is very sad.
I hope I’m never on the receiving end of one of your flames ... I’ll probably thank you for the compliment .. /8^)
Sometimes yes, sometime no.
In this case, the drug being sold contains fentanyl, which is much stronger. So someone may take the same “dose” as the last time, but he is not aware that he is dealing with a much stronger drug.
Without any standards, the consumer is at risk. When I buy whiskey from the store, I know it is the same potency that it was the last time. It’s clearly labeled.
I would imagine some of the overdoses are from people using the same drug at higher and higher doses. And some are from using the same dose, but with an unknown-to-them stronger “batch.”
Ooo, I was saving this word in my list. Good choice!
What is with the casuistric officiating in the NHL? Since when is it goalie interference when your own guy throws an opponent into your goalie and refs then take a goal off the scoreboard?
You make no sense, illegal means just that...no standards and no quality control. Thus illegal describes it just fine.
Fentanyl is one of the most abused drugs by anesthesiologists.
We’re having a heat wave....it’s a snowy 24 here.
But in those cases, it wasn’t the same dose because it had other drugs mixed in it.
Right. But I was disputing your point that they are always taking the same “dose.” A person may start with 5 cc, but move up to 10 or 15 as they get more tolerance.
Then along comes a more potent batch and their 15 is like 30 of the last batch.
The point is that it is accidental.
No one knows what’s in it or how much, thus the illegal term is valid.
I wouldn’t say accidental, either. Unintentional might be a better word choice. Any fool has to know that taking illegal drugs can kill you with the first or 20th dose.
Yes. Does that mean that we should have no compassion for the person who falls into addiction? Especially when a teen? Or for their families?
Cause that is the attitude of smug superiority that I was speaking out against.
Any senseless death is a sad thing. But when someone engages in risky behavior that leads to that death, as compared to a totally unexpected death, it is hard to jin up the same amount of sympathy. My heart breaks for people whose kids get involved with drugs. Or when their children commit suicide.
I just spent some time with a father after a CPR on his son. Drug paraphernalia was present and he had a history of possession of illegal drugs. The term “drug overdose” is not accurate and family thinks it’s a suicide when you use it. I explained that any dose can kill at any time and it’s a crap shoot if it will take your life or not to use illegal drugs. Father was beating himself up because he didn’t see the “suicide” coming. I very much doubt it was a suicide, just accidental death using recreational drugs.
Ti, i think what you do is amazing. i could not do it. The amount of heartache that you have to deal with in your job is astounding. A lot of it senseless.
i read a fascinating article on Twitter yesterday, about a neuroscientist who discovered that his brain pattern was that of a psychopath. i am going to try to find it and link it. he wrote a book about life as a non-violent psychopath, and analyzed himself, basically.
Just explained some in my last post. I respond to scenes and do the CPR....I definitely have compassion. It breaks your heart to see a perfectly healthy, young man dead from illegal drugs. The family is devastated, the crew goes home saddened. It’s hard to shake these things, but there is sympathy, anger, frustration, despair....all the normal feelings of grief, even when you don’t know them. This one was a neighbor, just around the corner from me. Heartbreaking.
Illegal does not trump overdose though. It is possible overdose on any drug, legal or not.
Well said Dave.
Add to that, even parents cannot control things...that happen outside the home, children are stupid, and an OD is no different than a car accident, in that regard.
I read “The Sociopath Next Door”......fascinating reading. That would be a fascinating read, too.
They forget, there but for the grace of God go I. We are all vulnerable and should always have compassion, even when it is difficult. We have been called to do that.
Possible, yes. Provable, no. I stand with death by illegal drugs....it is the most accurate term.
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