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  • Japan warns of dire finances as BOJ struggles to contain yields

    01/23/2023 10:56:25 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/23/2023 | Tetsushi Kajimoto
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finances are becoming increasingly precarious, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki warned on Monday, just as markets test whether the central bank can keep interest rates ultra-low, allowing the government to service its debt. The government has been helped by near-zero bond yields, but bond investors have recently sought to break the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) 0.5% cap on the 10-year bond yield, as inflation runs at 41-year highs, double the central bank's 2% target. "Japan's public finances have increased in severity to an unprecedented degree as we have compiled supplementary budgets to respond to the coronavirus and...
  • Red Skelton | Carson Tonight Show

    09/07/2022 10:54:22 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 1, 2022 | Who knows?
    Enjoy.
  • Moscal

    04/28/2022 11:17:38 AM PDT · by AZJeep · 4 replies
    Moskal, plural Moskali, also known as Muscal, is a historical designation used for the residents of the Grand Duchy of Moscow from the 12th to the 15th centuries. It is now used by some Slavic nations, mainly Belarus, Ukraine, and Poland, but also in Romania, as an ethnic slur against Russians. The term is generally considered to be derogatory or condescending. Another ethnic slur for Russians is kacap in Polish, or Chazar (pronunciation Kha:zar) in Czech, or katsap (Кацап in Ukrainian).
  • The Chron, Stick the failures of Buzzfeed in Entertainment and forgetting the dossier.

    03/24/2022 5:22:26 AM PDT · by protoconservative · 7 replies
    Houston Chronical The Washington Post ^ | 3/23/2022 | Jeremy Barr
    A sappy article indicating support by the MSM of the Simps at Buzzfeed taking buyouts as Buzzfeed still searches for a mission. "They all cant get jobs at the NY Times" When fellow media companies cannot retain a critical eye to their compatriots and competitors failures, the self regulation is gone.
  • ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKIN SAND..

    03/20/2022 6:46:56 AM PDT · by hcann · 30 replies
    ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKIN SAND..
  • Word for the Day: Penced

    02/08/2022 1:52:22 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 6 replies
  • 2022- happy new year. May y'all know freedom.

    12/31/2021 10:16:27 PM PST · by CJ Wolf · 37 replies
    Vanity | Me
    Best wishes! Thank you all. Great site. Great people. Keep the conversation going.
  • Correct Grammar: Should I use "you and me" or "you and I"?

    12/12/2021 8:22:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    QuestionShould I use you and me or you and I? Answer Whether to use I or me depends on whether the phrase is the subject of the sentence or the object of the sentence. I is a subject pronoun, and the subject is the person or thing doing the action as in "I went to the store." Me is an object pronoun, and the object is the person or thing the action happens to as in "Alex liked me." Use you and I when it is the subject of the sentence; use you and me when it is the object...
  • Trump's WHO de-funding 'as dangerous as it sounds'

    08/26/2021 5:23:26 AM PDT · by Noah Brown · 35 replies
    US President Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for halting funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Trump's move to defund WHO goes against the pandemic preparedness plan his administration drafted in 2017, which advocates for “expanded international coordination on pandemic preparedness and response" and specifically calls for "continued support” for WHO. The move drew swift blowback from the medical community, which said it would undercut global efforts to combat a disease that’s sickened nearly 2 million people worldwide and still has no proven cure or vaccine. Philanthropist Bill Gates, a major funder of the...
  • Word For the Day: PERFIDY

    06/28/2021 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    https://www.merriam-webster.com ^ | June 28, 2021 | Red Badger
    perfidy noun To save this word, you'll need to log in. per·​fi·​dy | \ ˈpər-fə-dē \ plural perfidies Definition of perfidy 1: the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal : TREACHERY 2: an act or an instance of disloyalty Synonyms & Antonyms for perfidy disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, inconstancy, infidelity, perfidiousness, unfaithfulness Antonyms allegiance, constancy, devotedness, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty ================================================================================================== Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Word for the Day: ARGOT

    04/27/2021 8:30:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    https://www.wordnik.com ^ | April 27, 2021 | Red Badger
    Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition. noun A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group. from The Century Dictionary. noun The conventional slang of a class, originally that of thieves and vagabonds, devised for purposes of disguise and concealment; cant; slang. from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English. noun A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash. from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. noun A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps and vagabonds. noun The specialized informal vocabulary...
  • Word For The Day: duumvirate

    05/20/2021 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    https://www.thefreedictionary.com ^ | MAY 20, 2021 | Red Badger
    duumvirate du·um·vi·rate (do͞o-ŭm′vər-ĭt, dyo͞o-) n. 1. Any of various two-man executive boards in the Roman Republic. 2. A regime or partnership of two persons. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. duumvirate (djuːˈʌmvɪrɪt) n (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office of or government by duumvirs Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 du•um•vi•rate (duˈʌm vər ɪt, dyu-) n. 1. a coalition of two...
  • Word For The Day: dolorous

    05/07/2021 9:04:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    https://www.wordnik.com ^ | May 7, 2021 | Red Badger
    dolorous Definitions: from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition: adjective Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain. from The Century Dictionary. Exciting or expressing sorrow, grief, or distress; dismal; mournful: as, a dolorous object; a dolorous region; dolorous sighs. Painful; giving pain. Synonyms See list under doleful. from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English: adjective Full of grief; sad; sorrowful; doleful; dismal adjective Occasioning pain or grief; painful. from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License: adjective Solemnly or ponderously sad. from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved. adjective...
  • Word For the Day: tintinnabulation

    05/06/2021 5:53:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    tintinnabulation - noun tin·​tin·​nab·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌtin-tə-ˌna-byə-ˈlā-shən \ Definition of tintinnabulation: 1: the ringing or sounding of bells 2: a jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells Synonyms: chime(s), jingle, tinkleVisit the Thesaurus for More Did You Know? If the sound of tintinnabulation rings a bell, that may be because it traces to a Latin interpretation of the sound a ringing bell makes. Our English word derives from tintinnabulum, the Latin word for "bell." That Latin word, in turn, comes from the verb tintinnare, which means "to ring, clang, or jingle." Like the English terms "ting" and "tinkle," tintinnare...
  • Word for teh Day: Contumelious

    04/30/2021 7:38:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    https://www.merriam-webster.com ^ | April 30, 2021 | Red Badger
    contumelious adjective con·​tu·​me·​li·​ous | \ ˌkän-tü-ˈmē-lē-əs , -tyü-ˈmē-, -chə-ˈmē- \ Definition of contumelious : insolently abusive and humiliating abusive, invective, opprobrious, scurrile (or scurril), scurrilous, truculent, vitriolic, vituperative, vituperatory Examples of contumelious in a Sentence a well-reasoned thesis that merited more than just a scornful, contumelious response First Known Use of contumelious 15th century, in the meaning defined above
  • Word of for the Day: PLAGE

    04/15/2021 5:42:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    https://www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 15 April 2021 | Red Badger
    plage noun \ ˈpläzh \ Definition of plage 1: the beach of a seaside resort 2: a bright region on the sun caused by the light emitted by clouds of calcium or hydrogen and often associated with a sunspot Did You Know? The history of plage begins with the Greek word plagios, meaning "sideways" or "oblique," and then moves over to Late Latin as plagia. It arrived on the shores of southern Italy in the form of Italian piaggia and was used of the beaches there. It became plage in French and coasted into the English language in 1888. The...
  • Word For the Day: Laissez-faire

    04/14/2021 11:48:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    https://www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 14 APRIL 2021 | Red Badger
    Definition of laissez-faire: 1: a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights: argued that the problem with oil prices was too much laissez-faire 2: a philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or interference especially with individual freedom of choice and action: the university has a policy of laissez-faire regarding nonacademic student activities Other Words from laissez-faire laissez-faire adjective First Known Use of laissez-faire 1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1 History and Etymology for laissez-faire French laissez faire, imperative of laisser faire...
  • Word For The Day: OBJURGATE

    04/07/2021 6:42:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    https://www.thefreedictionary.com ^ | 07 April 2021 | Red Badger
    objurgate ob·jur·gate (ŏb′jər-gāt′, ŏb-jûr′gāt′) tr.v. ob·jur·gat·ed, ob·jur·gat·ing, ob·jur·gates To scold or rebuke sharply; berate. [Latin obiūrgāre, obiūrgāt- : ob-, against; see ob- + iūrgāre, to scold, sue at law (probably iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + agere, to do, proceed; see ag- in Indo-European roots).] ob′jur·ga′tion n. ob·jur′ga·to′ri·ly (ŏb-jûr′gə-tôr′ə-lē) adv. ob·jur′ga·to′ry (-tôr′ē) adj. objurgate (ˈɒbdʒəˌɡeɪt) vb (tr) to scold or reprimand [C17: from Latin objurgāre, from ob- against + jurgāre to scold] ˌobjurˈgation n ˈobjurˌgator n objurgatory, obˈjurgative adj Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003,...
  • Word For The Day: PALAVER

    04/06/2021 5:53:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    https://www.dictionary.com ^ | 06 April 2021 | Red Badger
    palaver [ puh-lav-er, ‐lah-ver ]SHOW IPA See synonyms for: palaver / palavered / palavering / palaverous on Thesaurus.com noun: a conference or discussion. a parley or conference between European traders, explorers, colonial officials, etc., and people indigenous to a region, especially in West Africa. profuse and idle talk; chatter. SEE MORE verb (used without object), pa·lav·ered, pa·lav·er·ing. to talk profusely and idly. to parley or confer. verb (used with object), pa·lav·ered, pa·lav·er·ing. to cajole or persuade.
  • Word for the Day: Spoliation

    04/02/2021 9:20:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    https://www.merriam-webster.com ^ | 02 April 2021 | Red Badger
    spoliation noun spo·​li·​a·​tion | \ ˌspō-lē-ˈā-shən \ Definition of spoliation: 1a: the act of plundering b: the state of having been plundered especially in war 2: the act of injuring especially beyond reclaim Examples of spoliation in a Sentence Recent Examples on the Web: Attorneys working for Daugherty discovered that in 2018 and sought to charge the hospital with spoliation of evidence. — al, "$2.5 million settlement in Alabama police shooting, gun found at hospital left unresolved," 23 Mar. 2021 The spoliation of evidence claim is related to a box of police overtime audit records that vanished within the department...