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  • Some have invented work for themselves and are actually producing water-purification systems, compost, bio-fuel from coffee seeds and paperboard... all developed with self-constructed machines.

    Peter Jansen: AWESOME: Nairobi Slum Kids Rap About Recycling, 'Trash Is Cash' (VIDEO)

  • It is more constructive, I think, while recognizing the persistent fallacy of an atomized human "individual," self-constructed, essentialized, pre-social, that we allow for the possibility of positive social change.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Travel allows us to escape those self-constructed constraints of Who We Are and What Our Lives Are, and allows us to live more freely in the moment.

    Lauren Quinn: On Not Having a Romantic Rendezvous in Rome

  • Second, Beijing must inevitably recognize that the "stability" it prizes in the Kim regime is a self-constructed mirage.

    Falling Out of Love With North Korea

  • Of course, you get the normal self-serving guest spots by politicians attempting to show how they were more ethical and rational about a particular issue but, in general, the calls to explain — or change — domestic or foreign policy are usually doled out by people in, as Wallerstein put it, “a self-constructed cocoon”.

    Pundits and why you can’t believe them — Fusion Despatches

  • Collection of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio/Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay 'Breton Eve' by Paul Gauguin 1889 "He's among the first of the self-constructed bad boys of art in the clothes he wore from a big cape to a large-brim hat à la Buffalo Bill, the art he made and the controversy he courted, which wasn't the way that French artists back then made their careers," says Mary Morton, curator of the exhibit.

    A Dark Rebel in a Tahitian Paradise

  • When fear is in control, we become resistant to change and spontaneity; we get angry, defensive, hidden behind self-constructed walls of protection, which reinforces separateness, isolation and enmity.

    Ed and Deb Shapiro: Does Fear Rule Your Life?

  • Partly due to a lack of creativity and partly due to living in our self-constructed bubbles and partly because we queer people often have little to do with schools after we've left and partly because liberal politics generally has forgotten about education because there is no clear enemy and it's expensive and the ideological lines are very messy, we're looking in the wrong direction for that solution.

    Alex Blaze: LGBT People Need to Take the Fight Back to School

  • Often presented as the three-dimensional counterpart to the Abstract Expressionist painters, this exhibition will consider geometry throughout Smith's oeuvre, revealing a sculptor whose self-constructed identity as part of the working class motivated him to adopt the utopian optimism of the constructivist avant-garde.

    Bettina Korek: PLAN ForYourArt: March 31-April 6

  • In fact islands, both real and self-constructed, are central to their ability to dodge regulations.

    Rep. Ed Markey: Oil Industry's "Island Vacations" from Regulation


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