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  • All you big fat scholars out there think carpe diem is Latin for "seize the day."

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  • Per diem is just cash and as a tax payer, I don't have a clue what that money is actually for.

    Sound Politics: Rodney Tom's questionable ethics

  • This article in The Olympian also reports that the per diem is paid to legislators on "official business", as opposed to, say, a customary bonus for every calendar day during the entire session.

    Sound Politics: Rodney Tom's questionable ethics

  • This poetic and metaphysical sphere, somewhere between "memento mori" and "carpe diem", is the space that is at our disposal during our lifetimes, when we are all of us to a greater or lesser extent at the mercy of chance.

    A Domestication of Death: The Poetic Universe of Wislawa Szymborska

  • The great reason why sinners defer their repentance de die in diem -- from day to day, is because they think God thus defers his judgments, and there is no song wherewith they so effectually sing themselves asleep as that, My Lord delays his coming; and therefore

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Thus men's great work is left undone by being put off yet a little longer, de die in diem -- from day to day; and they are cheated of all their time by being cheated of the present moments.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • - quit when the going gets tough (higher calling – right!) - steal from their employer (illegally taking a per diem from the people of Alaska) - incite people to do violence against people they disagree with ( "Kill him!" at her rallies)

    Ethics complaints still dog Palin

  • They said, "The days are prolonged; the judgments have not come when they were expected to come, but seem to be still put off de die in diem -- from day to day, and therefore we may conclude that every vision fails, because it should seem that some do, that because the destruction has not come yet it will never come; we will never trust a prophet again, for we have been more frightened than hurt."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • If I was broke, living in the ghetto, and the only money I ever saw was per diem from the local syndicate of the Latin Kings, I’d be voting for them on election day too, I’m sure.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Things People Say

  • "They were folk of the Seventh Wave who settled in Lake Ogre-Chobee and became die Curse Friends, only others call diem the Curse Fiends.

    Demons Don't Dream

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