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User Name: taurine
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Topic: a sequence of several such operations
Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:08:02 AM
I do not know whether the sequence of operations includes so-called "suspense account".
Topic: dupery
Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:27:54 AM
"Virtuous Dupery" and the Problem of Psychic Safety is the title of a section A of the Part II inside of a paper written by Dadush, Sarah, The Law of Identity Harm (October 3, 2018). Washington University Law Review, Vol.96.
As it begins with the words as follows: 'Identity harm is different from, say, the physical safety harm caused by a spontaneously combusting cell phone where the user is at risk of being physically injured. It can also be distinguished from the distress that consumers experience when they learn that the "100% natural" food they ingested in fact contains genetically modified organisms because these kinds of statements typically target consumers' concerns about their own bodily health, rather than their sense of virtue. In other words, with traditional safety defects, the primary injured or concerned-about-being-injured party is the consumer herself.' I am going to read it. And I really like the author used a reflexive form of her as it was she who wrote it. I am not going to complain that 'himself' is not included, that it is sexist, nonmisogynistic but anti-male or the like, as it is not a male who wrote it.
Topic: Grammarly corrections
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:16:30 PM
It may, perhaps, depend on the exchange rate.
Topic: *deleted*
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:08:04 PM
I delete one of two, later.
Topic: Hapless Sick persons.
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:04:18 PM
The sentence seems to me to be containing bias preventing the answer potentially given to be correct. I am referring to the "Great Physician" residing in the temple.
Let's assume if the physician were truly a great one then, doubtless the patients would be swarming at the entrance to the place where s/he resides. It is also possible to name somebody who lives in a temple as a "Great Physician" without any, whatsoever reference to the practical healing skills. In this example the ceremonial protocol might be the only sensible justification. Just like somebody who has been given a position in a public owned company and is called, for the sake of getting promotion at work, "the Great Boss" while s/he actually might be of large posture, but mediocre intellectual abilities.

Topic: The Domesday Book
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:29:43 AM

Those were the times different to, at least one, current event in the popular culture. The Love Island was expressed in more meaningful way by the rulers of the island; they cared about new churches, new roads, new libraries. Entertainment was satisfied by means of public executions, torture, sometimes accompanied by jugglers at the central place of a hamlet. [They had no cigars at that time.] Those were the times were Muslim style of life in the form of "Harem" was not actively propagated in public with the approval by the ruling class on the Island. Women were not invited to play the active men seekers, competing against each other, in return for lavish lifestyle.
Now we have fuel propelled economies. Maybe that idea of "Green energy" is not that bad at all?
Topic: embonpoint
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:49:41 AM
When stationary, "Tink", as Peter (Pan) affectionately calls her (that is, Tinkerbell), looks like a girl "no longer than your hand", dressed in a "skeleton leaf, cut low and square", through which "her figure could be seen to the best advantage", for she was "slightly inclined to embonpoint" or voluptuousness. She was also hopelessly in love with Peter.

- Taslitz, Andrew E., Why Did Tinkerbell Get Off so Easy?: The Roles of Imagination and Social Norms in Excusing Human Weakness (December 24, 2009). Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 419, 2009.
[The excerpt above was under the heading "Shoot the Wendy!"]
This paper is about excuses, empathy, and compassion.
Topic: reproachful
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 6:34:06 AM
The phrasal construction "above reproach" was used in the following sentence: 'Having made this determination the ORAC officer went on to address the applicant's account of his experiences in Zimbabwe. He accepted that the medico-legal report submitted by the applicant was "above approach" and he accepted that the applicant was a victim of torture in Zimbabwe.'
- Judgment by Clark J., M. -v- Refugee Applications Commissioner & anor, [2009] IEHC 352, status-approved.
Here, "above approach" means, so good as to preclude any possibility of criticism.

The phrasal construction "beyond reproach" was used in the following sentence: 'The judge assessed the plea for a clemency as being one of the factors to be taken into consideration in constructing a proportionate sentence and in this regard, we are satisfied that the approach of the trial judge was beyond reproach.'
- Judgment by Kennedy J., Director of Public Prosecutions -v- T.S. [2019] IECA 252, status-approved.

Especially interesting might be the example with the phrasal construction "beyond reproach" used in the following sentence: 'The Tribunal Member considered that the Irish medical reports were "beyond reproach" but doctors do not usually assess the credibility of an applicant nor is it appropriate for him or her to do so. That is the task of the factfinder who will have [sic] more material than the doctor and will have heard the evidence tested.'
- Judgment by Clark J., N. -v- Refugee Appeals Tribunal & ors, [2009] IEHC 434, status-approved.

In the two examples above, the phrasal construction "beyond reproach" means, so good as to preclude any possibility of criticism. It is possible to critically analyse the usage of "beyond reproach" in the sentence where it is applied by a certain Tribunal's Member. Regrettably, I know that somebody already has done it.
Topic: Housecarls
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:29:10 PM
In the 'The Real Life Gamebooks' series an interested person could find 'The Last Invasion 1066' written by Simon Farrell and Jon Sutherland, published by Dragon Grafton Books, a division of the Collins Publishing Group.
This is a kind of role-playing gamebook. Real Life Gamebooks take you into the past and allow you to experience great moments in history for yourself.
To play in this game , you will need a pencil, an eraser and two six-sided dice. In the event if you do not have two six-sided dice, on the page No.18 in this book, or on other page if later published, you will find the Random Number Table.

While playing in this game, those of you who like games could learn something about the strange Scandinavian bodyguards to medieval rulers.
Topic: World Religion Day
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:06:43 AM
He that would seriously set upon the search of truth
Ought to prepare his mind with a love of it.