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Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 23, 2014-- ceteris paribus

Posted on 04/23/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 23, 2014-- ceteris paribus

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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".

ceteris paribus [say-te-rees pah-ri-booss, key-te-rees pah-ri-boos]

hear it pronounced

Latin. adverb

all other things being equal.

Origin: cēterus (“the other”) + paribus ( equal)
Literally meaning “with other [things] being equal” or “other things being equal”. Ceteris Paribus was characterized by Sir Alfred Marshall who was one of the most influential economists of his time and is known as one of the founders of economics.

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One often encounters ceteris paribus in economics, during an analysis of a particular policy and how it might impact a specific result. To do so, everything but the policy in question must be held constant so as not to taint the outcome. For example, a new FOX News Poll asks whether, ceteris paribus, a politician’s support for Obamacare would make voters more or less likely to support him or her.
1 posted on 04/23/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Here you go, early birds!
If anyone wants on (or off) the PING LIST, please let me know.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 4:48:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

ceteris paribus Obama is actually a worse president than Jimmah Cottah and Mooshelle is the worst FLOTUS ever.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, but leaning Libertarian.)
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To: verga
A++

gold

ceteris paribus Obama is actually a worse president than Jimmah Cottah and Mooshelle is the worst FLOTUS ever.

No argument from me

4 posted on 04/23/2014 5:10:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Ceteris Paribus!


5 posted on 04/23/2014 5:18:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
silver

Before I give you a grade, I'll need some 'splainin about the picture.

6 posted on 04/23/2014 5:21:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It’s a young lady who knows how to shake a stick.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 5:30:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
bronze
8 posted on 04/23/2014 5:33:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

no ‘splanation. It sounded like a HP spell to me.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 5:36:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A+
Sorry, I’ve never seen any of the Harry Potter movies, nor have I read any of the books.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 5:38:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

wow. and i thought i was anti-pop culture! your kids were older and so i guess it’s not surprising. i studiously avoided it for years, but started reading them when the last book came out. xsbaby is dyslexic and LD, and that book series turned her into a reader. she read every last book, and multiple times.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 5:43:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Looking at race-based anything, ceteris paribus, one should let the voters decide.
12 posted on 04/23/2014 5:45:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Dangit. Missed a ribbon by that much. /agent 86
13 posted on 04/23/2014 5:48:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
just sounds.... wrong.
14 posted on 04/23/2014 5:50:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A++
Exactly.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 6:01:59 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

Yikes! I guess two Wongs can make a White.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 6:04:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I was so often so late leaving our house for school, that I needed an second chance to meet the bus ....

So I walked around the block and got on at the etcetra ceteris paribusstop


17 posted on 04/23/2014 6:11:05 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: Robert A. Cook, PE

A+
I sort of follow where you were heading, but not quite.


18 posted on 04/23/2014 6:25:11 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: secret garden
Oprah's dad is your neighbor? ; )
19 posted on 04/23/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Well the old saw says "the family that prays together, stays together." I guess if the praying is done to MOTHER GAIA it doesn't hold true, since the entire Gore family has divorced their spouses. I guess this one is going to give it another go. DO NOT MISS the pic of Chelsea Clinton in the group shot! I think we are not supposed to post Getty images, i had the pic of doc emrick taken down from yesterday's thread, bc it was a getty image.
20 posted on 04/23/2014 6:46:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I knew he lived somewhere around Nashville but think he might be in Davidson county, not mine.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 6:48:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

the county listed on the summons or whatever that document is, says Williamson, and the address is Franklin.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
..two wongs can make a white.....OMG that is funny
23 posted on 04/23/2014 7:57:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

How much age dif was there between chelsea and the youngest gore daughter? MY Lord - chelsea looks like she popped out of the 70’s in the dress!


24 posted on 04/23/2014 8:18:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Proponents of Affirmative Action hold that, ceteris paribus, race should be a consideration e.g. in public College admissions; however, the notion of A/A actually promoting "equality" is patently false, and the Supreme Court recently concurred that Michigan acted properly to ban its application.
25 posted on 04/23/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT by mikrofon (WWFTD Bump)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

my daughters would go insane if they knew that such a pic of them existed out in the public domain! LOL!


26 posted on 04/23/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Sorry, it looks like I stepped on your thought… ;-)


27 posted on 04/23/2014 8:30:23 AM PDT by mikrofon (WWFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy

Haha - same here


28 posted on 04/23/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: secret garden; TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave; mikrofon
OMG the gif of the Rangers taunting the Flyer fans is HILARIOUS! at first i thought that WAS giroux instead of just a fan wearing a giroux jersey. i cannot stop laughing at that! both Flyers and Rangers are PURE CLASS! and yes, the brad marchand histrionics were ridic of him rolling over and over like he was rolling down a damn hill. and then to get up and favor the wrong leg was just icing!
29 posted on 04/23/2014 8:47:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Go Bruins!


30 posted on 04/23/2014 8:55:02 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: xsmommy

That Giroux would fit right in as a marauding raider on Game of Thrones.


31 posted on 04/23/2014 9:03:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

he’s looking a little scruffy, but he is still hot!


32 posted on 04/23/2014 9:05:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Is his first name Shaun? They are one town over, in a normal subdivision, nothing like mansions.


33 posted on 04/23/2014 9:31:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Is his first name Shaun? They are one town over, in a normal subdivision, nothing like mansions.


34 posted on 04/23/2014 9:31:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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LOL, that's Philly phans for ya'!

As far as Marchand, someone should do him a favor & break his prominent nose – it might improve his looks.

It seems the TBL-MTL Series-ender may have been the most competitive last night ... Going into the 3rd period, it appeared the Canadiens had a lock on the game, but the Lightning stormed back to tie, only to have Montreal win it in the last minute in storybook fashion. Stamkos was playing frustrated for the whole series, and it boiled over when he got a really good clock on D Emelin midway through the match.

35 posted on 04/23/2014 9:40:37 AM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: mikrofon

GMTA!


36 posted on 04/23/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
his name is vernon and here's a pic of the house.
37 posted on 04/23/2014 9:42:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

That’s Carcillo, former FLyer, doing the taunting and he is every bit as classy as the phans! toothless goomba!


38 posted on 04/23/2014 9:44:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

They made the Flyers fans look like even bigger idiots. And watching the Detroit/Boston game and seeing all the empty seats near the end reinforced why we cannot stand their fans. Blackhawk fans are the worst though(except for HD, who is cool).


39 posted on 04/23/2014 9:49:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i just sent it to xsfiance and his mom, both big philly fans, but with an acceptance of their fanbase for what it is!
xsteen LOVES to say how philly women are ROUGH looking! and they are!


40 posted on 04/23/2014 9:57:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

If you look at all the money
That is spent on trips and such
Should the Obamas not be asked
Not to travel quite so much?

This economy, ceteris paribus
Has been brought to the brink
By an idiot and his henchmen
Who lack the ability to think

The absence of logic and sense
Should be used to make an ending
Of any 1st family being able again
To do that kind of reckless spending...


41 posted on 04/23/2014 10:20:02 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: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy
Yikes! I guess two Wongs can make a White.

That's ridicirous said Donna Chang.

42 posted on 04/23/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: mikrofon

A+++
Excellent post.


43 posted on 04/23/2014 10:36:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

I’ve got the A/C guy I’ve worked with for 8 years coming to look at this system as garage guy asked me to do-I think I know what it needs, but I need a professional to do the fix, whatever it is-I’m no A/C tech-I just know how to turn it on, change the filter and do some minor trouble shooting...

I found the weirdest thing this AM when I took Husky girl out at 6-three of those round glass pebbles you put in flower vases as decorations-blue ones-laid out like a tiny triangle in the middle of the top step of the deck. I do not have any of those, and I haven’t seen any here before now-I looked carefully at the path to the river and the one to the shop and gate-I even walked all the way to the stone seats when I got home, but there are no more of those things on the ground.

I have them here on my desk, a mystery that begs for solving, since I’ve no idea how, why or who would get in here in the dead of night, motion detectors and a locked gate, never mind lay them out like that...


44 posted on 04/23/2014 10:39:48 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: xsmommy
and then to get up and favor the wrong leg was just icing!

I thought icing was an infraction in the sport of ice hockey. It occurs when a player shoots the puck across both the center red line and the opposing team's goal line, and the puck remains untouched.

By the way, Read took a really cheap shot at Cirillo, skating by and throwing an elbow to the head. Read was all but whistling a happy tune, nonchalantly and innocently skating to his bench, while Cirillo lay there in la-la land. None of the officials noticed it.

45 posted on 04/23/2014 10:43:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Texan5

A+++
The way Obama and family lavish vacations on themselves while calling for austerity amongst the downtrodden masses would be laughable were it not so sad.


46 posted on 04/23/2014 10:45:56 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
they're looking at it.
47 posted on 04/23/2014 10:47:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

@CarBoomBoom13 = carcillo on twitter.


48 posted on 04/23/2014 10:50:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

that is so weird!!!


49 posted on 04/23/2014 10:50:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you!

I hope history calls them the Louis and Marie of our time. I think they should be handed a bill for all but two vacations per year, but I don’t know if the law allows for that-it should...


50 posted on 04/23/2014 10:51:16 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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