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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Turn \Turn\ (t[^u]rn), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Turned} (t[^u]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to round off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. to'rnos a turner's chisel, a carpenter's tool for drawing circles; probably akin to E. throw. See {Throw}, and cf. {Attorney}, {Return}, {Tornado}, {Tour}, {Tournament}.]

1. To cause to move upon a center, or as if upon a center; to give circular motion to; to cause to revolve; to cause to move round, either partially, wholly, or repeatedly; to make to change position so as to present other sides in given directions; to make to face otherwise; as, to turn a wheel or a spindle; to turn the body or the head.

Turn the adamantine spindle round. --Milton.

The monarch turns him to his royal guest. --Pope.

2. To cause to present a different side uppermost or outmost; to make the upper side the lower, or the inside to be the outside of; to reverse the position of; as, to turn a box or a board; to turn a coat.

3. To give another direction, tendency, or inclination to; to direct otherwise; to deflect; to incline differently; -- used both literally and figuratively; as, to turn the eyes to the heavens; to turn a horse from the road, or a ship from her course; to turn the attention to or from something. "Expert when to advance, or stand, or, turn the sway of battle." --Milton.

Thrice I deluded her, and turned to sport Her importunity. --Milton.

My thoughts are turned on peace. --Addison.

4. To change from a given use or office; to divert, as to another purpose or end; to transfer; to use or employ; to apply; to devote.

Therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David. --1 Chron. x. 14.

God will make these evils the occasion of a greater good, by turning them to advantage in this world. --Tillotson.

When the passage is open, land will be turned most to cattle; when shut, to sheep. --Sir W. Temple.

5. To change the form, quality, aspect, or effect of; to alter; to metamorphose; to convert; to transform; -- often with to or into before the word denoting the effect or product of the change; as, to turn a worm into a winged insect; to turn green to blue; to turn prose into verse; to turn a Whig to a Tory, or a Hindu to a Christian; to turn good to evil, and the like.

The Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee. --Deut. xxx. 3.

And David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness. --2 Sam. xv. 31.

Impatience turns an ague into a fever. --Jer. Taylor.

6. To form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the legs of stools or tables; to turn ivory or metal.

I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned. --Shak.

7. Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt. "The poet's pen turns them to shapes." --Shak.

His limbs how turned, how broad his shoulders spread ! --Pope.

He was perfectly well turned for trade. --Addison.

8. Specifically: (a) To translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad.

Who turns a Persian tale for half a crown. --Pope. (b) To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly. (c) To sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach.

9. To make a turn about or around (something); to go or pass around by turning; as, to turn a corner.

The ranges are not high or steep, and one can turn a kopje instead of cutting or tunneling through it. --James Bryce.

{To be turned of}, to be advanced beyond; as, to be turned of sixty-six.

{To turn a cold shoulder to}, to treat with neglect or indifference.

{To turn a corner}, (a) to go round a corner. (b) [Fig.] To advance beyond a difficult stage in a project, or in life.

{To turn adrift}, to cast off, to cease to care for.

{To turn a flange} (Mech.), to form a flange on, as around a metal sheet or boiler plate, by stretching, bending, and hammering, or rolling the metal.

{To turn against}. (a) To direct against; as, to turn one's arguments against himself. (b) To make unfavorable or hostile to; as, to turn one's friends against him.

{To turn a hostile army}, {To turn the enemy's flank}, or the like (Mil.), to pass round it, and take a position behind it or upon its side.

{To turn a penny}, or {To turn an honest penny}, to make a small profit by trade, or the like.

{To turn around one's finger}, to have complete control of the will and actions of; to be able to influence at pleasure.

{To turn aside}, to avert.

{To turn away}. (a) To dismiss from service; to discard; as, to turn away a servant. (b) To avert; as, to turn away wrath or evil.

{To turn back}. (a) To give back; to return.

We turn not back the silks upon the merchants, When we have soiled them. --Shak. (b) To cause to return or retrace one's steps; hence, to drive away; to repel. --Shak.

{To turn down}. (a) To fold or double down. (b) To turn over so as to conceal the face of; as, to turn down cards. (c) To lower, or reduce in size, by turning a valve, stopcock, or the like; as, turn down the lights.

{To turn in}. (a) To fold or double under; as, to turn in the edge of cloth. (b) To direct inwards; as, to turn the toes in when walking. (c) To contribute; to deliver up; as, he turned in a large amount. [Colloq.]

{To turn in the mind}, to revolve, ponder, or meditate upon; -- with about, over, etc. " Turn these ideas about in your mind." --I. Watts.

{To turn off}. (a) To dismiss contemptuously; as, to turn off a sycophant or a parasite. (b) To give over; to reduce. (c) To divert; to deflect; as, to turn off the thoughts from serious subjects; to turn off a joke. (d) To accomplish; to perform, as work. (e) (Mech.) To remove, as a surface, by the process of turning; to reduce in size by turning. (f) To shut off, as a fluid, by means of a valve, stopcock, or other device; to stop the passage of; as, to turn off the water or the gas.

{To turn one's coat}, to change one's uniform or colors; to go over to the opposite party.

{To turn one's goods} or {To turn one's money}, and the like, to exchange in the course of trade; to keep in lively exchange or circulation; to gain or increase in trade.

{To turn one's hand to}, to adapt or apply one's self to; to engage in.

{To turn out}. (a) To drive out; to expel; as, to turn a family out of doors; to turn a man out of office.

I'll turn you out of my kingdom. -- Shak. (b) to put to pasture, as cattle or horses. (c) To produce, as the result of labor, or any process of manufacture; to furnish in a completed state. (d) To reverse, as a pocket, bag, etc., so as to bring the inside to the outside; hence, to produce. (e) To cause to cease, or to put out, by turning a stopcock, valve, or the like; as, to turn out the lights.

{To turn over}. (a) To change or reverse the position of; to overset; to overturn; to cause to roll over. (b) To transfer; as, to turn over business to another hand. (c) To read or examine, as a book, while, turning the leaves. "We turned o'er many books together." --Shak. (d) To handle in business; to do business to the amount of; as, he turns over millions a year. [Colloq.]

{To turn over a new leaf}. See under {Leaf}.

{To turn tail}, to run away; to retreat ignominiously.

{To turn the back}, to flee; to retreat.

{To turn the back on} or

{To turn the back upon}, to treat with contempt; to reject or refuse unceremoniously.

{To turn the corner}, to pass the critical stage; to get by the worst point; hence, to begin to improve, or to succeed.

{To turn the die} or {To turn the dice}, to change fortune.

{To turn the edge of} or {To turn the point of}, to bend over the edge or point of so as to make dull; to blunt.

{To turn the head of} or {To turn the brain of}, to make giddy, wild, insane, or the like; to infatuate; to overthrow the reason or judgment of; as, a little success turned his head.

{To turn the scale} or {To turn the balance}, to change the preponderance; to decide or determine something doubtful; to tip the balance.

{To turn the stomach of}, to nauseate; to sicken.

{To turn the tables}, to reverse the chances or conditions of success or superiority; to give the advantage to the person or side previously at a disadvantage.

{To turn tippet}, to make a change. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

{To turn to profit}, {To turn to advantage}, etc., to make profitable or advantageous.

{To turn turtle}, to capsize bottom upward; -- said of a vessel. [Naut. slang]

{To turn under} (Agric.), to put, as soil, manure, etc., underneath from the surface by plowing, digging, or the like.

{To turn up}. (a) To turn so as to bring the bottom side on top; as, to turn up the trump. (b) To bring from beneath to the surface, as in plowing, digging, etc. (c) To give an upward curve to; to tilt; as, to turn up the nose.

{To turn upon}, to retort; to throw back; as, to turn the arguments of an opponent upon himself.

{To turn upside down}, to confuse by putting things awry; to throw into disorder.

This house is turned upside down since Robin Ostler died. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Turning \Turn"ing\, noun

1. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a flexure; a meander.

Through paths and turnings often trod by day. --Milton.

2. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.

It is preached at every turning. --Coleridge.

3. Deviation from the way or proper course. --Harmar.

4. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various forms by means of a lathe and cutting tools.

5. pl. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned; -- usually used in the plural.

6. (Mil.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.

{Turning and boring mill}, a kind of lathe having a vertical spindle and horizontal face plate, for turning and boring large work.

{Turning bridge}. See the Note under {Drawbridge}.

{Turning engine}, an engine lathe.

{Turning lathe}, a lathe used by turners to shape their work.

{Turning pair}. See the Note under {Pair}, noun

{Turning point}, the point upon which a question turns, and which decides a case.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right" [syn: {turn}, {turning}]

2: act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"

3: a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe

4: a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind" [syn: {turning}, {turn}]

5: the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

6: the activity of shaping something on a lathe

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This is what I was doing on the day Bernie Sanders gave his "Restore American Democracy" speech above.

My dream this morning. (Tuesday, August 4, 2015: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced rotorless aircraft flying around really slowly and low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away slowly and peacefully, and I was repaired to full health. The whole process was painless and I never lost consciousness.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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I had really cool dreams this morning, but unfortunately I don't remember much of them.

I interacted with many beautiful intelligent characters, male and female, and they all said with great enthusiasm and empathy but gently apologetically as if sorry to disappoint that they were me. "We're You!", they said excitedly but with a tinge of sadness at the implications for my sense of loneliness.

In one part of the dream an invisible dream guide was testing my dream hearing. He was talking to me in sentences over and over again and different levels of volume, down to a point where I couldn't quite make out what he was saying, then up to a point where I could hear him again. He would say a sentence, then I'd repeat it back to him, until I couldn't make the sentences out anymore. It's like he was testing my internal dialog volume level to determine the lowest level that I could perceive. Subliminals. Calibrations. Very interesting. I wonder what they're up to.

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I really had cool FANTASY dreams this morning.

In one, I was in a library and there was a section where every book was an interesting and novel and revealing look at thinking and being creative. The illustrations were all beautiful and complex.

I got a handful of the books.

Then I took them to my warehouse loft apartment in the dream.

There was a woman there.

In one part of the dream I was explaining to the woman that I was really smart but that I had a disability. I said originally I thought that I could do whatever I set my mind to, but because of my disability, I would have to focus on FANTASY instead of math and science and programming and SECURITY.


Then I went outside of the loft to the roof of the building. There was a hole going through the roof to a lower floor. When I stood over the hole, it went on forever, there was like a lighted crystalline miniature city in the hole. Everything was really fragile. I reached down with my right hand and touched a miniature lighted skyscraper and it tipped over and came to rest at an angle against another miniature lighted skyscraper.

Then a demon being came out of the hole and took me over. Suddenly, I looked like the demon being, and my real body appeared separately. The demon being said that we were going to be in switched bodies for 30 days.

Then there was one part of the dream where I realized that it had been 2 weeks since I had contacted my family. I wanted to call my Dad. There was a huge video screen and some phone numbers appeared and they said they were calling Dad. But the numbers were in a different format than Dad's number. I explained to them that my Dad's number was in a different format. Then they decided that we would go there instead.

Then there was a young kid with me and we were in a car on 4 lane freeway headed North towards my Dad's house. The kid didn't know how to drive and we were weaving all over the place in heavy traffic. It was very dramatic. Finally, we pulled off at an offramp and ended up standing on a hill above some church grounds. We were about 200 feet away from the door of the church on a hill and there was another hole in the ground in front of the church. The kid fired an Estes rocket toward the hole, it flew through the air but landed on the edge of the hole and caught on fire. It just kept burning. Then the hole was filled with dirty slushy snow and something started raising out of the ground.

It was a green alien lizard/humanoid being with big yellow eyes. He complained that he wanted to be left to rot in his eternal sleep and didn't want to be woken up.

Those are the details that I can remember.

When I woke up, I felt like I had just had a great FANTASY dream.


I was on a sidewalk along the beach and there were vendor stands and there was an outdoor club that was having a party.

A gorgeous woman at a stand walked over to me and kissed me on the lips. She said something like, "I want to have a test."

Then some other people started talking to me.

Then we went to the outdoor club and there was a cover charge. They said we could come in temporarily without paying a cover. She gave me a little sticker. I didn't have a shirt on.

I went to the back of the club and there were some racks of clothes. I was looking for a T-shirt. Then I went to another room and there was a large yellow T-shirt on a rack. I put it on.

On my way back outside, I saw a mirror and could see that I looked really fat, as my stomach was sticking out. Then somebody said the T-shirt was dirty and smelled like body odor. I smelled it and agreed. I took it back and put it on a hangar. I went to the back and found some brand new T-shirts that were on sale. I put one on and it fit. Then I went outside.

I went to the person who was checking tickets and asked her what I was supposed to do with the sticker. She said I should just put the sticker on and not worry about paying a cover charge.

Then there was a little guy at a desk selling breath mints. Remembering having gotten the kiss from the beautiful woman, I decided to buy some breath mints. When I was handing the guy a couple of quarters, I dropped one. When I looked down on the ground in the dirt, there were lots of other quarters and nickels and dimes on the ground. I began collecting them. I dug a little bit more into the dirt and there were more.

Then the phone rang and I woke up. It was the Highline Bookstore letting me know that my books and parking pass are ready.

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When they let me DRIVE, I always just ask them what they want me to do or say or type? The situation repeats over and over again. When I'm not controlled, I'm volunteering to be controlled. I TRUST my HIGHER POWERS. I BELIEVE in the BENEVOLENCE of the scientific community. I have FAITH that when they are DRIVING I am serving the GREATER GOOD of We the People. I am the ultimate PLEASER. I come bearing GIFTS. I have GOOD NEWS. I have CAREFULLY analyzed the situation and to the best of my UNDERSTANDING, this is what YOU WANT and this what YOU NEED. YOU in this case is We the People. My name is Ken and I am addressing the PUBLIC.

Is there any way I can make my situation more USEFUL to others? Is there anything I can do to be more HELPFUL? How can I be more CONSTRUCTIVE? How can I do this in the way that is the most BENEFICIAL for others? I leave it up to YOU to HELP me to be as socially and ecologically RESPONSIBLE as possible. I will be exceptionally OPEN and TRANSPARENT.