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Word for the Day, Tuesday July 1, 2014

Posted on 07/01/2014 6:12:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday July 1, 2014



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".

Yawp [yawp, yahp]

-vi
1.to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl.
2. Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly.

-n
1. a harsh cry.
2. Slang. a. raucous or querulous speech.
b. a noisy, foolish utterance.

[1300–50; Middle English yolpen; akin to yelp]

no importa [noh eem-POHR-tah ]

-phrase it doesn’t matter

No importa si llegamos tarde.

It doesn’t matter if we arrive late.


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1 posted on 07/01/2014 6:12:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

July!


2 posted on 07/01/2014 6:13:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The yawping about the Florida summer heat has begun, and with good reason!


3 posted on 07/01/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SoothingDave
"The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me—he complains of my gab and my loitering.

I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable; I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world."

Walt Whitman

Yawping all over the place at the apparatchiks of the Obama Regime as they self-destruct!



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)

4 posted on 07/01/2014 6:19:12 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
That Big Yawp you heard yesterday was the left collectively losing their minds over the restoration of religious Liberty with the Hobby Lobby decision.
5 posted on 07/01/2014 6:26:37 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: SoothingDave

Y tambien, ‘no me importa’ = ‘I don’t care’ (said, of course, with a suitable shrug).


6 posted on 07/01/2014 6:40:48 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden
Much yawping about medical care on this thread. it was interesting to me, because paula just the other day was saying that the last conference she went to on women's health was all about NOT doing exams, but instead they are to question about whether you wear a bike helmet, have a gun in the house, wear a seatbelt when you drive etc. But they want to get away from TOUCHING patients, which as a gyn is pretty routine. My parents were a bit skeptical of drs, didn't go often, and my dad was sure that docs were looking for ways to make $ off of him! I see a fair amount of that type of thinking on that thread and it amazes me, since I assume people are more educated and enlightened in this day and age.
7 posted on 07/01/2014 6:43:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SAJ

ay, que lastima ; )


8 posted on 07/01/2014 6:46:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I assume you are new to Free Republic. Welcome. ;-)


9 posted on 07/01/2014 6:51:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

very funny. I do not venture onto other threads all that much. I see insanity on the Religion forum on a daily basis, and would never dream of interacting there. The hate from supposed Christians there is breathtaking. The medical thread appears to have several of them reacting to hypochondriac relatives and as a result eschewing any medical testing whatsoever. My family RARELY if ever went to the dr. So I don’t have that history influencing my outlook.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 6:54:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Lots of cranks here, all about.

The conundrum is that medical testing can detect stuff early. But it costs a lot more.

Now that we’re all in this together, we have to make tradeoffs. Yeah, more frequent PAP smears or mammograms will detect cancer earlier. But is it really worth it, on the aggregate?

(cough)
death panels
(cough)


11 posted on 07/01/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

did you see on that thread that if you feel ok, and SMELL ok, you are probably healthy? O. M. G.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 6:59:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

yes, it is all about the aggregate isn’t it/


13 posted on 07/01/2014 7:00:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yesterday’s useless yawping, yelping and yapping from the usual suspects has gotten me really riled up. No, Ms. Ginsberg, the Hobby Lobby decision will not deprive women of essential health care because abortion isn’t essential, nor is it healthcare. In fact, abortion is to healthcare what bankruptcy is to financial planning.

And no, Ms. Clinton, our treatment of women is not even remotely similar to the treatment of women in Muslim countries. We don’t perform cliterectomies on young girls to prevent them from enjoying sex (and thus keeping them attached to their loving husbands.) We don’t force them to cover their bodies and faces so that no other man will see them and want them. We allow them to be educated. We allow them to drive cars. We even allow them to hold public office. Otherwise, your comparison is 100% spot on.

Here’s my humble advice to all the millions of women who were irreparably hurt by yesterday’s continuation of the War on Women:

1. Don’t have sex. or,
2. Work for one of the 99% of the employers whose healthcare coverage includes every form of birth control, including the kind that kills babies. or,
3. Go to the drug store and buy some condoms. In fact, go online and you can get 100 for $30. That’s 30 cents apiece.
No pun intended. Give one to your husband or boyfriend or cousin and have him put it on before you have sex with him.
Problem solved.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 7:02:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: xsmommy

No, I didn’t venture that far down. My wife has a family history of cervical cancer and has already had some procedures done.

I know anyone going by the “if I feel OK, I must be OK” rule is an idiot. I’ve also seen people go from perfectly fine to dead by cancer in a matter of weeks.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
We don’t perform cliterectomies on young girls to prevent them from enjoying sex

I thought it was so the men didn't even have to bother trying.

16 posted on 07/01/2014 7:05:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

every day is another day down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, where down is up and up is down. it’s mindboggling.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 7:05:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I had to stop looking at the thread bc I was starting to lose my mind with that crap. I had said that xshub’s mother’s family had a history and they pretty much insinuated that his grandfather must have been frequenting a brothel.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 7:06:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Listen to your parents. My mother died at 100+ years. She avoided doctors until she was about 96 and enjoyed good health. It was all downhill from then on. I don’t think anything they did for her helped. More than once they shot her spine full of plaster, threw her into a taxi, and let her off at the curb. (I didn’t know until after the fact.) Once they delivered her to her sister in law’s house after one of those out patient capers. Trouble is — her SiL was blind. Then there was the $1000s on hearing aids that never worked. $1000s more on eyeglasses that didn’t help. Endless instructions that just made her fearful and did nothing for her overall health. Filled her head with ideas that she needed to lose weight (she weighed 110 lbs.), that she couldn’t eat red meat, brown rice was the only good rice, iceberg lettuce shouldn’t be consumed, that she shouldn’t have chocolate after 2 pm., etc.

A lot of what they “do” for the elderly is just placebo and sometimes makes things worse. At the end the meds they gave her just messed with her mind. She was very sharp, except after the meds when she started saying silly things. She would have been so embarrassed to hear back some of the things she said because she prided herself on being sharp and witty. I think that they wanted to prove that she had dementia (she didn’t ) so that they could move her to “memory care”, a service for which they could charge more. She died before they could make a case for that.


19 posted on 07/01/2014 7:07:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

My wife is the youngest of 5, all female. The families often get together in western Pennsylvania, where the oldest one lives. Sister Number 3 and her husband have been living in San Francisco for almost half a century, with predictable results. I can’t discuss anything more controversial than the weather without either getting into an argument or having to bite my tongue so heard that I draw blood. And since the global warming b.s., even the weather is an iffy topic. We are scheduled to have a long weekend in a few weeks. As much as I hate having my wife make the 700 mile round trip alone, I think that’s what is going to happen.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 7:11:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

my father died of prostate cancer about 12 years ago. My mother preceded him in death by 12 years from tuberculosis. please don’t tell me that you are one of those who believe that if you FEEL and SMELL ok, that you are probably healthy, bc I will have to go into a primal scream mode. I think annual physicals with routine blood work is a PRUDENT thing to do to monitor one’s health in middle age and beyond. I don’t fear doctors, I don’t idolize doctors, I also don’t believe that they are out to line their pockets at my expense. I am an educated consumer of medical care.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 7:12:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

is sister #3 the only problem one? I can’t say I blame you, I am to the point that I do not care to converse with anyone of the lib persuasion. I can talk to them only about our respective families, nothing further.


22 posted on 07/01/2014 7:14:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Bless ya XS - I find the religious threads too much a clown show to resist, though i know i should. I know it’s pointless, but just too damn amusing. I love that morons there openly brag about insulting/lying about other conservatives because they “are saving souls, and that’s more important than politics.”


23 posted on 07/01/2014 7:14:38 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I have seen you there and always laugh at you taking them on. I just can’t. I want to murder people on those threads. Whose souls are they saving? the catholics that they are insulting on a daily basis? I wonder how that is working out for them, what’s their success rate in bringing someone to Christ when they malign the beliefs of catholics in the most nasty way imaginable. Yeah, that is the love of Christ shining out from them, all right.


24 posted on 07/01/2014 7:17:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
sign of the end times.
25 posted on 07/01/2014 7:19:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Reporters can only gawp
As lies come non stop
Without precedent
From a President
Most skilled in yawp yawp yawp


26 posted on 07/01/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: xsmommy

The beer I could see. But a generator! Evil.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 7:22:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
You are right on the money, XS.

On a side note - if smell was a determining factor for doctor visits, how would proctologists ever keep their jobs?

28 posted on 07/01/2014 7:24:19 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

no, I think they would be the most successful specialty if someone waited for smell as an indicia they needed checked out...


29 posted on 07/01/2014 7:29:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Word of mouth?


30 posted on 07/01/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh man - you got a literal LOL outta me....


31 posted on 07/01/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy
is sister #3 the only problem one?

Actually, it's her husband. And their grown son.

One of my sons often gets into Facebook arguments with his cousin, and with one or two other libs. God bless the kid; I just don't have the patience. Otherwise intelligent people just wear the progressive blinders. There's no critical thinking--only regurgitation of whatever drivel they picked up via the talking points on the Daily Kos, or from one of the geniuses on MSNBC.

The truth is so obvious to me that I really have zero tolerance for anyone who doesn't agree with me 100%. Anyone who doesn't realize what the first 6 years of an ulta-progressive president has done to this country is unworthy of the time I would take to engage them. I'd rather hang out with conservatives in the real world, and on FreeRepublic and Twitter than try to teach blind people how to read, using only their eyes.

32 posted on 07/01/2014 7:30:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: SoothingDave

Da yawping about da illegals is getting continuous from da adminisitration and its minions in the ABCNNBCBS news media.


33 posted on 07/01/2014 7:33:14 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: xsmommy

A lot of medical testing is done to CYA and because patients demand it, not because there is a true medical need. That’s just my opinion, because I have seen a lot of excess testing done on the very poor who then pass the bill onto the taxpayers.


34 posted on 07/01/2014 7:34:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The truth is so obvious to me that I really have zero tolerance for anyone who doesn't agree with me 100%. Anyone who doesn't realize what the first 6 years of an ulta-progressive president has done to this country is unworthy of the time I would take to engage them. I'd rather hang out with conservatives in the real world, and on FreeRepublic and Twitter than try to teach blind people how to read, using only their eyes

I totally agree 100%. They might as well live on another planet for as much as i have in common with them. Want zero to do with them.

35 posted on 07/01/2014 7:41:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

They simply haven’t had enough pain yet. Maybe next summer’s blackouts will help.


36 posted on 07/01/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Do you consider an annual pap smear to be unnecessary testing? colonoscopies every 5?


37 posted on 07/01/2014 7:44:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Is this all yawp about a tropical storm for the east coast this weekend, or is there really something to it.

I was going to go offshore tuna fishing, looks like that won’t be much fun.


38 posted on 07/01/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Let’s just say I’m glad I’m not going to the beach this weekend.


39 posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

No, I don’t. Colonscopies every 5 might not be needed, depending on the age started and family history. I’m talking about the MRIs on way too many when a simple x-ray would do.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 7:52:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

ColonOscopy.


41 posted on 07/01/2014 7:54:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

are you going to Canada or is that a diff time?


42 posted on 07/01/2014 7:55:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

i have an MRI done yearly to monitor the kidney malformation. i do not think an xray would demonstrate a problem and i think the consequences of a problem are severe enough that it is warranted. i think people who have problems with too much testing should look for different healthcare professionals, ones whom they are able to trust.


43 posted on 07/01/2014 7:59:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

But your procedure has a need. Many do not.


44 posted on 07/01/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

We’re leaving on Sunday. Stopping off in Erie for a night on the way back. Be home on Friday.


45 posted on 07/01/2014 8:03:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Like i said, people need to be educated consumers of healthcare. My parents were not college educated and they both feared and were cowed by doctors. i am not, nor do i hold them in awe. they are a professional that i engage just as i would an accountant or a mechanic. if one don’t trust them, ie; think they are ordering unnecessary tests, then people need to find another.


46 posted on 07/01/2014 8:06:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

should be a fun trip.


47 posted on 07/01/2014 8:11:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yawp, yawp ... yup, yup, yup

48 posted on 07/01/2014 8:25:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (Martian, Martian, Martian)
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To: SoothingDave
no importa [noh eem-POHR-tah ]
-phrase it doesn’t matter

Well, if it doesn't matter what the phrase means, why post it ;?

49 posted on 07/01/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT by mikrofon (Lame WFTD Bonus)
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To: mikrofon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V04IBsz-9Wo

No comprende, it’s a riddle


50 posted on 07/01/2014 8:52:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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