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I've ranted about this particular issue on Twitter in the last few days, so thank you @missy and @rambo for giving me an excuse to rant about it here too!

This issue of Transgender people using public bathrooms has been in the news and talked about a lot recently. So much of what is said is pure fantasy and lies - just check out Snopes...
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briandhawk:
Very well said! 

Hi @missy @rambo and @lyxzen !!

The soundtrack of my life is hip hop! I grow up with HH and one of my fav song is Wishing on a star by Jay Z.

I grew up in the suburbs and listening to this song I can understand its true meaning.
When I was a child I watched the older guys who made easy money and I...
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Hey peeps! Hey @missy @rambo @lyxzen! I really enjoyed pouring beer for the Fort Rock Festival in Florida this year. All the bands and event staff were on their A game and the event ran pretty smoothly and on time! I got to meet SG member @1itsme1

and of course my main man @pk1980fl was right there with me, slinging cocktails and beer. This was
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freakme:
@pk1980fl You are so right about the best ass to stare at! I am so envious/jealous!! ❤ L♡VE ❤ @soultry 
shelterfromcold:
@soultry I might have to. I'm doing one trip down this summer and one next March. I'll throw in a third. 
toy

In the past I came across some posts on Facebook or Instagram where people complained about getting their tattoo copied, and I felt at the time they were being a little dramatic about it. I must admit my opinion somewhat changed when the other day someone made me notice that ...

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waitformetoturnblue:

@lunara's spot-on explanation hits the mark for me.

sosbanfach:

@howlite there's a difference between being a good artist and having a vision, though. Technically, Elmyr de Hory was one of the finest painters in history. His talent was in imitation, he could recreate great works to flawless perfection and filled the galleries of Europe with forgeries to the bemusement of ample experts.

If your tattooist is particularly talented and another has managed to imitate your design then he's obviously not terrible. But you and your tattooist had a great idea between you and someone liked it enough to use it.

How does that impact your life at all? Other than the fact you've actually given something to the world, it doesn't.

If the other tattooist was passing the work off as their own or the other tattooee was claiming it as their personal design then I'd completely understand. But otherwise, why so serious?

As I said, you owe Nintendo for the design anyway.

If I get two tattoos on my arm, one is a direct copy of a Tank Girl cover and the other is Tank Girl, say, high-fiving Booga of my own drawing, should I be only upset if someone copies the second one? Do I owe Jamie Hewlett anything? Can he stop me on the street and call me a pratt?

Is my tattooist shit because he didn't design Tank Girl? Is my second tattoo "better" because I had more creative control? Maybe the first one means more to me because I had it done first?

Or how about this: Jane the SG goes out and gets a lyric Dave Grohl wrote on her arm because it resonates with her personally. Meanwhile, Janice the Hopeful sees a tattoo of a literary character from her childhood on Jane the SG and is really touched. She's wanted a tattoo of that character for a while but didn't quite know how to do it. She copies Jane's (Jane doesn't even have any great emotional connection with the character, she just thought it looked cool) and is thrilled, the tattoo means a lot to her.

Does Jane have a right to be upset with Janice? If yes, does Dave Grohl have a right to be upset with Jane? If not, why not? Is ink a more valid art form than lyrics? If yes, do Nintendo have a right to be upset with you?

Where is the line drawn?

Periscope

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karnov:
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freakme:
neopolitan

Inventing new cocktails is one of the great joys in life. This thread is for innovators and visionaries. No judgments, just sharing your own private recipes and picking up new ones. I'll try to taste test as many of them as I can.

I'll start us: the Oxford ...

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graveyard2:

THE F-N SHOT

1oz E & J peach

1oz Crown Royal apple

Splash of sweet and sour

it is a tall shot

crharrison:

My personal favorite that I drink when I get sick.

Start with a shot glass.

Add .50 oz of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey (or any other honey whiskey will be fine)

Add .50 oz of Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan or Sailor Jerry, etc.)

Top with either orange juice or pineapple juice.

I call it. . .The Cough Drop

lyxzen

Here's the official thread for concerts & events in LA! Woo!

With that, is anyone else going to Refused on the 27th? Who will I see thereeee?!

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lyxzen:

@electriceye22 @wastrel82 Looks like there are still tickets! http://www.axs.com/events/306986/refused-tickets

Clear your calendars, friends! ;)

electriceye22:

@lyxzen I saw there are tickets for the glass house show as well and that would be better for me as it would be less drive time. Still have to see if it will work out.

@rambo @lyxzen @missy

Yes!! I love this homework!

Soundtrack to my life? Easy...

My first CD ever given to me by my dad at 13

JIMI HENDRIx's, Kiss the Sky, album

I mean come on! with songs like....

Are you experiences,

Voodoo child,

Purple Haze, and

All along the watch tower, you just can't go wrong!!

It's empowering, sexy, and all around...
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slybud:
Parenting done right 
freakme:
Great choices !

I think Morgan Freeman said that when taking about homophobia, and it sums up how I feel about bigotry in general. I live in the South, the bigotry and ignorance capital of the world, and i could write a book about this kind of shit, from my childhood on up to this week. I wish people would get the fuck out of other people's...
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franko2366:
I grew up in South Georgia (Just spittin' distance south of Columbus as a matter of fact) in a town called Albany.  I saw my fair share of hatred, bigotry and utter foolishness.  I was fortunate to have a mom who cared enough to teach me how to treat ALL people with respect and kindness.  As an adult I have not only taken those lessons to heart but have developed them into a personal philosophy I would like to share with all of you here:  "I see people first. Everything else is a distant second. Sure, these labels we use are a part of what makes us who we are but first, and foremost, we are human beings.  People deserve to be treated with respect and simple kindness. See the person, not the label and life becomes a much nicer place."   To this lovely young woman all I can say is stand strong.  Not everyone is as small minded as these people.  
roxas:
@mickdawg75 @samegiwa @gideonstargrave @cherryfae @kittyqueen @jonothonstarsmore @purplezebra @shadowbard @aedile79 @sniper @franko2366 Thank you so much everyone for signing, sharing stories and showing support! Y'all are awesome ❤

First off I would like to say I will start this with things I've encountered this week and in general. I haven't ever really posted things like this on here because im very opinionated but with that being said I love you try and understand why people think the way they do and say the things they say.

Most recently I had a
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vode:
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” (Asimov). The only disagreement I have it this quote is that it applies to several countries as well (mine included - Brazil).
sonicnaan:
A conversation with several christians. I gave up pretty quickly continued to enjoy my noodles.

Welcome back to my blog everyone including the fabulous @missy, @rambo and @lyxzen.

I hope everyone had a good weekend! We had a bank holiday weekend over here in the UK so three day weekend... Boo ya!

The past couple of days has been pretty good, the weather has been sort of nice and looking to get warmer as well 😄 I can't wait to
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cibel:
What a great blog, i love the image too !
cardinalfire:
Jumper was a great movie and hulk jump is under-rated, id totally use that to get buses and trains too