cats are soooo affectionate and they're also really quite forgiving if you make an effort with them
they'll be like "hey fucking stop" and they'll show you how much they mean it by staying away for a bit but then they'll be rubbing up against you purring, and as long as you don't keep doing what you did you're ok
we could all learn from cats, in both their assertiveness and willingness to forgive
From my office I hear the police shouting through a megaphone, clearing out the homeless encampment in the alley behind my building.
Meanwhile, the storefront across the street from my office has been empty for months, because the landlord raised the rent to a level nobody can afford. They'd rather keep it empty as a tax break.
Somebody tell me one reason landlords should get tax incentives for keeping rent ABOVE market rates, in a city full of people who need homes.
about using “radfem” to mean terf Show more
To clarify for those who need it: terf was coined by cis radfems to distinguish radfems with a tran problem from radfems who thought being a trans woman was potentially radical and feminist as fuck. The secret history is that trans dykes with rad politics had real community with our cis sisters mostly before we had it with each other. We were too few and too far between to know each other.
Next you need a grease. Silicone grease is really easy to find in the hardware store and is, again, safe for MOST plastics. Beware that silicone grease will absolutely destroy anything made out of silicone and it's not safe to use on thermoplastic elastomer.
In other words don't use it where it could come into contact with soft plastics unless you can verify the type of plastic used.
PFPE/PTFE based greases such as Krylon, on the other hand, are safe on basically anything.
A high-purity mineral oil is what you need to service high-speed bearings like in an electric motor. Sewing machine oil is the quintessential mineral oil for low-temperature bearings. Buy it in a store that sells sewing machines.
Turbine oil is very similar but it can withstand high heat and pressure. It is a good substitute and can be bought in the automotive section of your local hardware store.
Gun oil has paraffin added to protect against fingerprints on exposed metal surfaces.
Every home needs at least two lubricants in order to service most machines: An oil and a grease.
An oil is a thin liquid that penetrates into tight spaces and can be used to lubricate bearings. Unfortunately, it also tends to migrate away from the surface on which it was applied which can be a problem for gear trains and hinges and the like. It can also migrate to surfaces that people touch.
Grease is thick and stays put but you can't wick it into tight spaces.
So choice of lubricants is a major problem for home makers and a lot of good equipment is ruined all the time because someone used an inappropriate lubricant. First, to get something out of the way:
WD-40 and 3-in-1 oil ARE NOT LUBRICANTS. They are water displacement oils designed to thicken when exposed to air in order to better adhere to the surface of metal to prevent corrosion. They're useful for 'lubricating' things that seize up because they get covered in rust and really nothing else.
jewpol, kashrus Show more
Given that minhag Ashkenaz tends to be much stricter when it comes to kashrus, this would help prevent Ashkenormitivity from being as big of a problem by allowing Sephardic communities to accept leniencies according to their custom.
You know... while still being able to rely on a mainstream hechsher.
jewpol, kashrus Show more
Honestly? You know what I want? I want a hechsher that includes a QR code like thing that I can scan and it can give me a detailed breakdown of which leniencies a particular product relies upon for its kosher status. I could then tell my phone which leniencies my community and I accept and the phone could tell me whether or not I ought to accept the food as kosher.
jewpol, meat eating Show more
I feel like there ought to be a way for manufacturers to indicate that a product could be considered kosher if one were to accept leniencies that their normal mashgiach does not hold by and that these leniencies are detailed in a statement online.
Then you could just use your own judgement or you could take the statement to your own rabbi and ask their judgement instead of having to be trapped in this race to see who can be the most machmir in the kitchen.
jewpol, meat eating Show more
So... My understanding of the situation is that JELL-O uses bones from treyf sources to produce its gelatin provided that those bones have been dried to the point where they contain no moisture at all.
This leniency is valid.
Regardless, most American Jews (and OK Kosher) do not hold by this leniency.
Brands that feature a reputable hechsher on some of their products but feature a self-certification on others are sketchy as hell. I'm looking at you, JELL-O.
To be honest it's borderline fraud and mashgiachim ought to refuse to endorse any product made by a corporation who engages in this kind of practice.
screaming about atheist politics Show more
if you respond to a non-Christian person's religion by attempting to get them to become atheist and irreligious, I gotta tell you from experience, you probably sound exactly like Christian evangelists and they probably know Exactly what that sounds like
antisemitism Show more
I just got back from toveling some of my utensils in the river and the goyim literally gathered around and gawked at me. It made me feel like a zoo animal.
Secret agent for the globalist shadow government, public toilets division.
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