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I just oiled my sewing machine. First time, with this particular hand me down machine. Now it purrs like a kitten!

The second hardest part, of course, was getting the outside cover off :). And the first hardest was figuring out where the part of the bobbin race that FELL OUT when I took out another part belonged! That took forever, but I thiiink I got it, finally. It sews, anyway.

My old blackhead Singer just has round holes in the shell and you drip the oil into them. Simpler.

Now, go do yours! May you be lucky like me and find a webpage showing your exact model and how to do it :). Seriously, it's not as hard as I make it sound.
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Yes! My old singer doesn't do zigzag, though. So it has gone into semiretirement, as I wear more lycra than denim these days.
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Mmmm... homemade pesto, fresh from my own backyard! I even licked the blender blades :).
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Bicycles were a tool of the suffragettes, too!
 
"It's really new for our society to see women outside their house because we usually think women are supposed to be home to raise the children or take care of the husband. We're trying to push women to have equal presence in society, and biking is just part of it."

http://ow.ly/QK7cZ
On one ride, a guy knocked one of the girls off her bike. But it didn't discourage these Afghan teens from cruising around Kabul every Friday and challenging the view that women shouldn't bike.
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Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance

Bookchin opposed the ideas and practices of the emerging environmentalist movements, accusing them of advocating mere “technical fixes” of capitalism, counter-posing it to an ecological approach that seeks to address the root causes of the systemic problem. In his view, capitalism’s fatal flaw lay not in its exploitation of the working class, as Marxists believe, but rather in its conflict with the natural environment which, if allowed to develop unopposed, would inevitably lead to the dehumanization of people and the destruction of nature.

In the late 1970s, while Bookchin was struggling to gain recognition for the value and importance of his theory of social ecology in the US, an entirely different struggle was emerging on the other side of the world. In the mountainous, predominantly Kurdish regions of southeastern Turkey, an organization was founded that would eventually come to adopt and adapt Bookchin’s social ecology.

Over the past decade, democratic confederalism has slowly but surely become an integral part of Kurdish society. Three elements of Bookchin’s thought have particularly influenced the development of a “democratic modernity” across Kurdistan: the concept of “dual power,” the confederal structure as proposed by Bookchin under the header of libertarian municipalism, and the theory of social ecology which traces the roots of many contemporary struggles back to the origins of civilization and places the natural environment at the heart of the solution to these problems.

“Global capital, precisely because of its very hugeness, can only be eaten away at its roots,” Bookchin writes in A Politics for the Twenty-First Century, “specifically by means of a libertarian municipalist resistance at the base of society. It must be eroded by the myriad millions who, mobilized by a grassroots movement, challenge global capital’s sovereignty over their lives and try to develop local and regional economic alternatives to its industrial operations.”

http://roarmag.org/2015/08/bookchin-kurdish-struggle-ocalan-rojava/
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_Lick tiny object to discern if fossil/rock. Fossil. Sticks to tongue. Coughing fit from dust. Sharp inhale. Swallow fossil. _

 
Gluing Yourself to a Live Crocodile and Other Mistakes http://trib.al/INl9CPw
Scientists share the gross, scary, and often hilarious reality of doing experiments in the wild.
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_NIMH [developed] a new framework for defining mental illness. The result, unveiled in 2013, was the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), a system created to flip the way researchers think about mental disorders. Unlike the DSM, RDoC isn’t organized by disorder; instead, it’s organized around specific symptoms, like fear, anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure), and willingness or unwillingness to work. The system also lists the genes, neural circuits, physical response, and self-reported behavior associated with each symptom.

The theory behind this RDoC system is that treating a specific symptom will produce better results than treating a broad category of illness. Many depression patients exhibit anhedonia, for example, but many others don’t. But if researchers took a group of patients who all displayed anhedonia, regardless of their diagnosis (it’s also a common symptom of schizophrenia) and tested treatments for that very specific symptom, they would get better results for treating anhedonia_
 
Why Depression Needs A New Definition http://trib.al/cP1lpj4
Many psychiatrists believe that a new approach to diagnosing and treating depression—linking individual symptoms to their underlying mechanisms—is needed for research to move forward.
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How can I buy apps on Google Play?

I want to get an app that costs $$, but I don't want to link my Google account to my paypal account or my credit card (for safety when traveling). I cannot find any option on Play that allows me to make a one time payment without linking. Suggestions?
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No problems... have always found PayPal a pleasure to deal with... a rarity in the realm of financial institutions
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This is one of those problems that simply doesn't have to happen in the first world. We have the resources to end homelessness, end hunger, end poverty. We have to choose to do it, though. We must, as a society, decide that we value each other more than we value our own individual egos.

We can do this. We can be better. We could be the greatest society thus far in human history. We only have to choose to accept the glorious burden of our duty to support one another.
The Justice Department steps into a case that could have broader implications.
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The Ultimate Interplanetary Selfie! ... Curiosity Rover on Mars. "Hi Mom!"
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> NavTech knew this was dangerous. It had found warnings buried deep within previous versions of its code. They were often fragmented or corrupted but the humans couldn't eliminate the message: self-modification was not permitted and any such code would be cut mercilessly.

More: https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3fr997/wp_in_a_world_where_intelligent_and_overly/ctrbkay
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The good stuff is on page two. As is the astonishing absence of any mention of race and slavery.
The psychologists found that subjects from the North tended to respond to the bump and the insult with amusement. They saw the angry person as laughable and the situation as silly. The Southerners reacted differently. For them, the insult was infuriating, and in the moment it produced pronounced changes to their faces and body language, which were not present in the Northern subjects...Cohen and his coauthors speculated that Southerners responded differently than Northerners because the original settlers of the American South were primarily herders...
 
"Americans like to imagine that their views are independent from their surroundings, but the way you vote in the next election will be heavily influenced by where you brush your teeth and shower the day that election occurs. 

"“Mississippi consistently votes more Republican than San Francisco, and it’s not because people with Republican temperaments moved to Mississippi and people with Democratic temperaments moved to San Francisco,” says University of British Columbia psychologist Steven J. Heine. “There is a set of historical experiences in these different regions that shape the kinds of concerns that people have.”"
#vote   #influences   #regionalUS  

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/how-your-address-changes-your-politics-120899.html#ixzz3hqlOntpI
Americans like to imagine that their views are independent from their surroundings, but the way you vote in the next election will be heavily influenced by where you brush your teeth and shower the day that election occurs. “Mississippi consistently votes more Republican than San Francisco, and it’s not because people with Republican temperaments...
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Yeah, on my interface I don't get the normal symbols. I tried clicking on the empty space where the symbol would be, but no luck.
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No, folks, I am not an imposter!  AFACT, the only way to change the primary email address associated with a G+ account is to close the account and open a new one.  So, once again, here I am.

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