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Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 30, 2014-- viatical

Posted on 04/30/2014 5:27:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 30, 2014-- viatical

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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".

viatical [vahy-at-i-kuh l, vee‐]]

hear it pronounced

adjective

1. of or pertaining to a financial transaction in which a company buys life insurance policies from the terminally ill at less than their face value and may sell the policies to investors: viatical settlements.
2. of or denoting a road or a journey
3. botany (of a plant) growing by the side of a road
4. of or pertaining to a viaticum.

viaticum, noun

1. Ecclesiastical . the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
2. (among the ancient Romans) a provision or allowance for traveling, originally of transportation and supplies, later of money, made to officials on public missions.
3. money or necessities for any journey.

Origin: 1555–65; < Latin viāticum, neuter of viāticus, equivalent to viāt ( us ) (past participle of viāre to travel; see via, -ate1 ) + -icus -ic; cf. voyage

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Since the healthcare law will cause many people to drop their coverage due to its high cost, alternative means of financing their remaining years may become more prevalent. A viatical settlement is not an inherently bad deal, but companies that have offered them have tended to be on the shady side. Here is a decade-old link on FreeRepublic that goes into some detail about the practice:

Link

Like reverse mortgages, variable annuities and virtually all financial transactions, the devil is in the details. If someone is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he has less than six months to live, selling the proceeds of his life insurance policy in order to obtain money for palliative care is a decent idea. Of course, it depends upon the price. If the company offers him $25,000 for his $100,000 policy, it’s a bad deal. A fair price might be $90,000, which would make the company a healthy 10000/90000 rate of return, equal to 11.11% profit. If the poor fellow only lasts the predicted six months, the annualized profit would be twice that.

1 posted on 04/30/2014 5:27:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

I’d love to see some homework on this cold and rainy last day of April.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 5:29:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Teachers who have deviated from the viatical path of Catholicism should teach elsewhere, and not at a Catholic school. If you don't like the rules of a particular club, go start your own.
3 posted on 04/30/2014 5:32:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A+++

gold

Excellent!

4 posted on 04/30/2014 5:34:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Hmmm... blue pills... sabbatical... viatical!


5 posted on 04/30/2014 5:34:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
A++

silver

You've RAISED the level of discourse here.

6 posted on 04/30/2014 5:40:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: MrB; TruthShallSetYouFree
Mind your L G B&T's
7 posted on 04/30/2014 5:40:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I miss the days when I would have guessed that stood for some sort of bacon sandwich.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:01:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

lettuce, bacon, tomato, and GOUDA! LOL!


9 posted on 04/30/2014 6:07:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Wow! What a wide ranging list of definitions!


10 posted on 04/30/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Surely, you mean LGBT’s and Q’s?


11 posted on 04/30/2014 6:13:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman
bronze

This is the New Times. Or, more likely, the End of Times.

12 posted on 04/30/2014 6:18:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave

actually i didn’t. Qs seemed redundant.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 6:19:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Plenty of opportunities for creative homework. :)


14 posted on 04/30/2014 6:19:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

Cheese does make a sandwich better.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 6:24:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Reverse mortgages, the viatical device that lets banks keep all the value and hangs old people out to dry is a lot like obamacare. All promises, no guarantees, and in the end you’re left with nothing.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 6:43:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

A+++
Exactly!


17 posted on 04/30/2014 6:48:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Here is my real homework. It's the viatical tale of a Jersey boy, and the truth doesn't line up with the fantasy, the song, or the movie.
18 posted on 04/30/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
the reverberations continue from the papal phone call. NY times reporter Douthat is fair, and his various scenarios are all legit. Does the Pope intend to permit the administration of the viaticum to those in permanently adulterous relationships?
19 posted on 04/30/2014 6:49:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

What do you mean “redundant”?


20 posted on 04/30/2014 6:54:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i mean the rest of the letters describe various permutations of queer so that adding a Q as a separate category is redundant. i KNOW you think it lines up better with “Ps and Qs”, but i made the same point with fewer letters and avoided redundancy.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy
What do you mean “redundant”?

I think it means repetitive or unnecessary in an excessive way. But that's not important right now :)

22 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

attempting to out-pedant the pedant-in-chief... nice ; ) i do always have to think twice to make sure i don’t really mean pederast....


23 posted on 04/30/2014 6:57:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Carter was the left’s “Mumia” before Mumia. And before Carter, the left had the Rosenberg’s as their favorite innocent guilty people.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

I’m probably not the right person to be answering theological questions, particularly regarding the Catholic Church, so I’ll assume your question was of the rhetorical variety. :)


25 posted on 04/30/2014 7:01:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

The “Q” stands for “questioning.”

And yes, I think you stopped short, while you think I would have belabored the point.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 7:03:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

belaboring is what @$$pains do... ; )


27 posted on 04/30/2014 7:07:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

How many times do you have a big Q just hanging out there waiting to be used like that?

You can’t pass up that kind of opportunity.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i guess, if you are the sort that likes to hang out with big Qs.... not that there’s anything wrong with that ; )


29 posted on 04/30/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; NeoCaveman

You seem to know a lot about the lbgtqrsmtv community Dave.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 7:39:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave
How many times do you have a big Q just hanging out there waiting to be used like that? You can’t pass up that kind of opportunity.

So many jokes about this statement, where do I begin....

31 posted on 04/30/2014 7:40:31 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I did go to the college with the oldest degree-granting drama school in the country.

http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2014/april/april28_tonyawardspartnership.html


32 posted on 04/30/2014 7:41:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That's super!

33 posted on 04/30/2014 7:42:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Not to belittle that degree, but most 15 year old girls could qualify for a degree in drama...


34 posted on 04/30/2014 7:43:58 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

Big Gay Al!


35 posted on 04/30/2014 7:46:27 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I think Spock (CMU 1999) would find that highly illogical.

36 posted on 04/30/2014 7:49:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

that’s a newer version of spock, correct? bc i was thinking no dang way is Leonard Nimoy younger than i am!


37 posted on 04/30/2014 8:12:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes, that is Zachary Quinto.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
holy crap!
39 posted on 04/30/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
those who propel themselves to the top on their own don’t have.

She still believes in some of the biographic fantasy.

40 posted on 04/30/2014 8:27:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

and the truly deluded are in the comments.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 8:33:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
"The pathway to Marx is viatical",
Once said Lenin to a comrade radical.
So they inch and they plod,
Morphing State into G-d
'Til they're "mainstream" & the Right is fanatical.
42 posted on 04/30/2014 8:33:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (WWFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy

The new Star Trek movies were amazing to watch just because they did such an excellent job of matching the younger actors with the old versions of characters we knew! I mean they did an amazing job!


43 posted on 04/30/2014 8:44:06 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Pinocchio's viatical life hits a speed bump.


44 posted on 04/30/2014 8:47:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Haha....


45 posted on 04/30/2014 8:52:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

if it was a series I cared about, that would matter to me too.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 9:20:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

There were so few channels when we were kids I thought you might have watched Star Trek.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 9:52:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

oh i did, i mean i never saw any remakes of any sort. I wasn’t a huge fan but did watch it.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 9:56:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That is the only futuristic type of show I ever watched but and admit I didn’t care much about the plot, just liked the match ups because the movie was supposed to be the early life of those beloved characters and the guy who played Doc even looked like him! The actor playing a young James T. Kirk had his mannerisms down pat!


49 posted on 04/30/2014 10:20:31 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It is breezy, sunny and 67-a lovely Spring day, but a bit cool for nearly May-it was 46 last night...

Since Obamacare appears to be
Poison in the healthcare stew
Soon lawyers will be filing
Suits for more than a few

Viatical settlement solutions
Won’t be so attractive then-
Lawsuit reform was ignored,
So it is cash-cow time again

No reason to get money for care
When people die waiting in line-
Relatives filing for negligence
Will say a few million is fine...

I hadn’t thought of that until the electrician I work with started talking about it-his brother is an attorney...


50 posted on 04/30/2014 10:23:39 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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