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I wonder if he'll get the signatures...
A California man has paid $200 to file a ballot initiative that, if passed, would mandate for all gay people to die by firing squad, rather than risk god's wrath.
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He really isn't doing anything worse than Christianity has already done in the name of God. 
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Too bad there aren't associated maps to these places. I'm thinking photowalks especially on Tattooine.
These abandoned movie sets will give you the shivers!
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Why didn't anyone tell me it was a new quarter? Geesh! It's like I'm expected to know everything. ;)

Well, new quarter new Community Profile challenge. Since we're on March 2nd already I was tempted to let this run until the 17th, but the 15th is on a Sunday and that just sort of fits nicely. So, this runs through March 15, 2015. 

For those of you who are confused, look to your left. Go ahead, just move your eyeballs;  no need to hurt your neck. See where it says "Motorcycle Riders: There's a Road Less Traveled - Ride It"? Right under there is the Profile picture for the community. Let's put a new image there. Cool, right?

Don't forget to make sure your photo submission is a good fit for the profile image. In other words, it should be scalable, and preferably viewed in portrait (tall rectangle, not wide rectangle). It's always a shame when we get a nice image but once cropped to fit, all the good stuff is gone. Just be aware of this when you're submitting.

The rules are the same as last time and the time before that and the time before that. In fact, the rules have been the same since computers were fancy mythology people used to tell their children so they wouldn't study liberal arts in college:

1] You MUST own the rights to the picture or have the permission of the rights holder to use it. Image must also be of something motorcycle related. 

2] If you used the image to enter last time, you can't use it to enter this time. That doesn't mean you can't use an image you shared before, only that you can't use an image you entered in one of the Profile contests in the past.

3] Tag your contest entries with #MRPROFILE0315 .  If you can't tell by the tag, this contest ends on March 15, 2015. On that day we'll tally the votes and change the image accordingly.

4] No nudity, hate speech, blah, blah, blah. Seriously, if it's offensive, it's gone. It's that simple. That means no religious images or political speech. This is a motorcycle community, not a soapbox.

5] Pro shots/marketing materials are allowed by those of you representing a company, product or service, but it shouldn't be the focus of the image.

6] Ties will be decided by the moderation staff and if we can't decide, well, I'll use a picture of my feet. Yes, I have pictures of my feet.

7] Something else I'm sure I'm forgetting.

And Go!

Don't forget to vote, too.
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Nice...hope to be in the next one.
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The end of Google+? Uh, no. Don't let +TechCrunch and +Mashable fill your head full of nonsense.
 
The reports of Google+'s death have been greatly exaggerated (again)

Google+ Chief Architect +Yonatan Zunger says there'll be "no big user-facing changes" connected to the reorganization of G+, Photos, and Hangouts that we've been hearing about over the past several days. ¹

His full comment: ²

A lot of misunderstanding and speculation. :) The internal org was renamed "Photos and Streams," because Sundar likes org names that match what the teams do. And since our org includes Photos, Google+, Blogger, and News, there you have photos, plus several streams of content.

No big user-facing changes tied to this at all.

So stand down, gravediggers. This "ghost town" is still alive and kickin', and we ghosts aren't goin' anywhere anytime soon.

¹ Context: http://goo.gl/2ds9g4

² Via: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AmyBethInverness/posts/67gicvzi8VV
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I don't even know what the fucking question would have been +Stephen Dickson.

I spose it was one of the ones you didn't want me asking you and you having to explain in a way I could understand...yet again....or some shit like that.
am I right?
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I counted 38 and yes, the color yellow annoys me.
 
I count 41 but have always had a keen eye for colour. 
Given the sudden interest for the color of dresses and vision, here some of the fascinating findings we did recently.The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count?You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of...
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I don't think I can! Color picker can do millions. Supposedly the human eye can detect millions of color variations. I can see a lot, but I don't think I can see millions. My friend CJ might, he is an artist.
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Holy Sh¡t, Biggie was right!
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That is one giant dog. Once, I met a 225lbs English Mastiff, but mastiffs are supposed to be large. He only wanted to play. And I had a friend with a 120lbs GSD who was such a giant sissy my 55lbs Border Collie routinely kicked his ass.
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Sheesh, he's huge! I like big dogs, but there's a limit to what's practical, and often the biggest dogs don't live very long. I knew a mastiff who was just the sweetest cuddliest dog, but he only lived to 2 years old because he grew so fast he outgrew his heart.
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What do we think, genetics? Clean living? GMOs and preservatives? I mean, aside from Keanu Reeves. Everyone knows he's a vampire.
I would have never guessed these celebrity pairs were the same age!
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For some reason, married people with kids always seem to look older than single, childless people the same age.  Heavier if nothing else...
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What's it like to lose everything? Take it from me, it's not fun. When I lost everything there were no GoFund style sites to ask for help. 

I'm not in a position to help financially, but some of you might be able to throw a couple of bucks their way.
 
Please consider donating... This is really personal to me, and it would mean so much to this amazing people...
My family and I have some very VERY dear friends who recently suffered a terrible loss... Their home of over 40 years was destroyed in a fire and they lost everything, including their wonderful family pets. These were my own parents closest friends when I was growing up and I consider their children my cousins.... I've shared photos with you all of when we went to a balloon festival with them and video of our time flying in their tiny plane... and they were the ones to scatter my dad's ashes after he passed away.
Please, if you can find it in your heart to donate anything... even $5... it will make a big difference to some very special people.
Thank you all so much...

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#pleasehelp   #fundraising   #fundraiser   #helpmyfriends   #humblyasking  
As we learn of the devastating fire that occurred at the Sweeney home on February 3rd of this year, our instinct as friends and neighbors is to reach out to them with comfort and help. Those who live in the area are already doing what they can. For those friends who live far away, this fundraiser has been set up to help send your support to the Sweeneys as they work to overcome the tragic loss of their home of forty plus years. Everyone knows Jul...
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Well, that was odd.

While driving home I came upon a traffic slowdown in a place where there's not normally a traffic slowdown. Not unless there's flooding or snow or something. It's a six lane road (three each way) and I was in the far left lane since my next turn was a left. 

In the middle lane I notice someone on foot. A girl, maybe a teenager; petite, nonetheless. She looked like she was trying to cross the road but not at the traffic signal intersection just 30 feet behind me. I saw her go up to a car and try to get into the driver's door but the car sped off. At that point I was thinking someone left her at a nearby store and she was trying to get in, recalling my childhood when my mom drove off in a parking lot because I wouldn't leave.

When she couldn't get into the car she went to the next one, a silver sedan, in the center lane. She tried the passenger door but the silver sedan (Mercedes? Lexus?) sped off. By this time I was passing the silver car myself and the last I saw of the girl she was trying to get into a black SUV (4Runner?) behind the silver sedan.

Now I wondered if she was being pursued or in distress so I called the police. They put me on hold and I took that opportunity to turn, go around the block and drive back to the area I saw her last. When the dispatcher finally came back I told him what I'd seen, that I'd turned around and that I could no longer see her anywhere. 

I don't know if she finally found her ride, ran into a nearby 7-11 or wondered off into the neighborhood nearby. I can't recall seeing anyone chasing her, so I don't know if she was in distress or merely agitated and acting irrationally.

Like I said - odd.
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Maybe I'm having deja vu
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This is really new news for those of us who pay attention to such things, but it's nice that someone wrote about the politics of science and put it out there for people to understand.
 
super good new research on the politics of science 
To simply claim that conservatives distrust science, or that liberals love it, doesn't really explain much.
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Nothing to see here folks, move along.
Douglas Dendinger, a disabled 47 year-old veteran, was supposed to be headed to prison. Washington Parish La. cops and the prosecutors they were colluding with were going to make sure of that.
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Civil rights charges are federal charges, and they're the right ones to bring in this case, partly because the man's civil rights were violated and partly because that moves the case to the US Attorney's office and away from the local prosecutor's office, which was in on the frame.

I'm just thankful they had the foresight to get video. Apparently we need to do that every time we interact with police anymore.
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Introduction

I am defined by the sum of my parts. Like anything else I am made up of many moving pieces that all come together in a great dance called Awesome. I am a U.S. Army veteran and an avid motorcycle rider -- a professionally amateur photographer, a friend, and jokester. I am a tech aficionado, an atheist, a spiritual person and a thinker. To try and define me, or classify me, as just one thing is to do yourself and myself wrong.  

I am from the Space Coast in Florida where I went into the Army. I was lucky enough to travel a bit, seeing west and east Europe, Canada (BC) and various bits of Mexico, as well as a lot of the USA.

Currently, I reside in Denver, CO and have a degree in Political Science with a background in technical operations, management and sales. I do volunteer work occasionally with non-profits and organized a Political Science Alumni chapter through my college.

I like the doggies, too. Mine's name is Rufus. 

I have a wide variety of interests and don't mind learning new things. I think a well rounded knowledge base helps us to make better decisions and understand the world in a clearer facet. 

Otherwise, I am who I am.

There are many reasons why I might follow you and many more than I won't. Reasons to keep me from adding you to my circles include:
  • Profile not filled out. Seriously, I don't know which circles to put you in if I don't know anything about you. That's where a filled out Profile comes into play.
  • You don't post anything. I mean anything Public. I don't add people just to bump my circle numbers, I add people because they post content I'm interested in. Post.
  • You're sole purpose to being on Google+ is to advertise your wares or promote your company/blog/expertise. I check everyone's profile out before I add them. If all I'm seeing is some lame marketing attempt, then I'm not adding you. 

NOTE: I will mute animated gifs. I may comment on it first, but I don't like them clogging my streams so I mute all of them. No exceptions.

Also, if I post something -- anything -- I am inviting conversation. I don't have to agree with you, you don't have to agree with me, but I love the conversation itself. Please feel free to comment.

I also tend to be objective rather than subjective, looking at things without emotion or empathy. Some people have blocked me because I didn't empathize with them, instead I tried to get more information to make a better informed conclusion. I think it's childish and immature to block someone because they immediately don't agree with you, but I'll survive. 
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Rude Biker Chick: Lessons From My Daddy took a year to ride, a year to write, but a lifetime to create.

Frank Sinatra’s views on organized religion were decades ahead of his time
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The interview originally appeared in Playboy Magazine in 1963, and it demonstrates the timeless performer’s incredibly deep and evolved thou

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Colorado cops handcuffed a man for refusing to hand over his camera as "evidence" after he recorded them tasing a suspected shoplifter

I’m a U.S. veteran, and “American Sniper” is rife with lies
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How Sash Got the 2015 Indian Scout ~ Motorcycle Philosophy
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15 people got convicted for putting radar location information on Facebook in France. Ridiculous. Time for another revolution.

I didn't have any problems with the food but my friend who likes spicy foods thought somewhere with the name "Jabanero" should have been a little hotter on the taste buds. Seeing as how that particular slot in the stripmall had been a number of little restaurants over the years, it's nice to see something lasting for a bit. For the price, though, I'd rather just go to Chipotle or Qdoba.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Went there today as my very first experience with a Smashburger, ever. There wasn't a line when I walked in and was able to order immediately. However, the guy I ordered from (his name tag said he was the GM) didn't help me out at all. Having never been there I didn't know that you ordered sides and drinks separately or that there were different sizes of burgers or that every sandwich can be a burger or a chicken. He did suggest the Colorado burger which I bought for a friend and then I ordered the Avocado Club. I didn't know this at the time, but Smashburger fries suck. I mean, they really really aren't good. The burger itself was okay, nothing special. My friend tells me they're normally greasier, but mine wasn't greasy at all. It was, however, salty. Very salty. As someone who never adds salt to food (hell, I've never even bought salt) this wasn't something I was ready for or welcome to. The restaurant, itself, was in fairly good order, but the cushions to all the seats I saw were damaged and in severe need or repairs or replacement. I can't for the life of me imagine why I'd ever go here again.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Everything about this place was fantastic! The staff were friendly and courteously, the food was fantastic and the drinks were made with drinking in mind. I can't say enough good things about this place. We easily dropped $300 there and left disappointed that it was so far away for easy return trips.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I hadn't been in a Best Buy in years and only came to this one to buy the new Captain America dvd. (For some unholy reason Marvel/Disney only released it through Best Buy.) While I'm there decide to check on another display I seen a couple of rows away. After a few minutes of standing there on my own a blue shirt from behind the customer service counter asks me if I need help. "Yes, thank you," I reply. A few minutes more and still no blue shirt to give me a hand. I look back at the counter and the kid that asked me is walking away from where I was standing. Another blue shirt is still back there, but after a few seconds he wanders off in another direction. Neither of them came to help me after one of them ask specifically if needed help. WTF? I gave it another few minutes and still no one came to answer my question. Finally I had to use my "command" voice to announce throughout the store needed assistance. Still no one came to help. Another customer came over and said he too was having problems with the customer service there. A vendor rep came over and said he sees that sort of behavior from the store employees all day long. Finally a kid with a mohawk-thing, came from a register and asked if he could help. I said I just had a quick question and explained that either of the customer service reps could have answered it without even leaving from behind their counter. Was this thing with a tag, but not on the shelf, available? After he leaves with the tag to verify the manager of the store comes over and tells me everyone is busy and that's why no was able to help me. Then why ask, I ask him? Why ask and then walk off? "I'm sorry," he said. I'm not looking for an apology, I told him. I'm looking for someone to explain to my why I was offered help and no one came to help? In fact, the one who offered pointedly walked off in another direction. I'll not be going back to this Best Buy ever and will probably not go to any Best Buy ever again. There's a reason people shop online now and that's to avoid crappy customer service.
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We went here on a recommendation from a friend's mother. When we stepped into the doors I was surprised at all the "character" of the place. That is to say, the place was filled with old photos, antiques and memorabilia from the 19th century. At first it was a unique and fun and then it became a pain in the ass. Their menu was severely limited, just burgers and sandwiches. Our gluten free friend couldn't eat there and the staff were unwilling to let him order of menu. He was willing to pay a reasonable price for a salad or just hamburger patties, but they wanted him to buy two separate hamburgers and take the bread off himself. When he asked if he could bring food from another place in, they said no. I ordered at the same time as some other friends and while their food came (albeit after far too long) mine never arrived. I ordered a Pepsi (which was on the menu),was served a can of Coca-Cola (for $2) and sat down to wait. And wait. And wait. After my friends' food was delivered and eaten mine still had not arrived. Finally I went up to the bar and told the bartender I'd pay for the soda but she could cancel the sandwich order. I gave her $2 and walked out, grabbing a burrito next door. When I finally returned to my friends I was told my sandwich arrived while I was out. Another friend's sandwich arrived at the same time, nearly an hour after we ordered. The final straw was when they tried to charge me for the sandwich and my gluten free friend for drinks he'd already paid for before leaving to find something gluten-free friendly. We'll not be going there ever again or recommending the place to anyone but our enemies.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I wasn't expecting much, but the place was well tended, clean and the staff was friendly. All of us were pleasantly surprised.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Since it's now a doughnut shop and serves delicious doughnuts, I find "The Salad Bowl" to be incredibly misleading. Even though I walk past this place four or five times a week as I make my way to the gym a couple of doors down or visit the pet supply shop next door, Google still tells me this is the Salad Bowl and that I can get a good crisp salad here. Even though I "Reported a Problem" via Google Maps, Google is still fairly certain The Salad Bowl is there where a doughnut shop takes up space. I'm confused, Google. I go there for a light lunch and I end up stuffing my mouth with sugary goodness. What blasphemy is this? Is this why my gym-time isn't reducing my pant size? Here I thought it was me, but perhaps, it's you, Google. Perhaps my barely breaking a sweat, walking around looking bored and engaging the other patrons in conversation instead of working out is working to make my pants more loose, but in the Google Mapsverse, doughnuts are salads and my body just isn't dropping the weight the way it should. I don't know. I'm really confuse right now.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago