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    It was a nice quiet evening. I've been working 6 nights a week for the last couple of months so just being able to chill with my girlfriend was nice.
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

    I'm trying to be more Zen. What is the sound of me not giving a fuck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Feelgood View Post
    So applying for Permanent Residency in Canada didnt work out for me, my work visa ends on October 25th and after that im staying for a month on a vistor visa and after 4 years finally headed back to Australia. Silver lining there, i get a double dose of summer and my girlfriend is coming back over with me......Vancouver has been good to me, ill really miss it.
    Dude come try your luck down here in the states!
    Any fool can make a rule and any fool will mind it.

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    Saw this yesterday, very little coverage of it though... I think it needs to be seen.

    I've always wondered what some of the girls in the industry have to deal with. I mean, I hung out with 2 girls that skated when I was younger and saw them put up with some shit that clearly crossed the line but I imagine it can be much worse if you're actually touring with a team. Glad she spoke out.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.6b630f178ff4

    Here's the whole article in case you get hit with the paywall

    Neal Hendrix, a USA Skateboarding executive member and a force behind the sport’s entry in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is on interim suspension pending a police investigation into allegations of improper sexual contact with a skateboarder when she was 14.

    Julie Lynn Kindstrand Nelson, a professional skateboarder known as “Julz Lynn,” made the accusations in a six-page letter provided to the Costa Mesa (Calif.) Police Department.

    No charges have been filed. A Costa Mesa Police Department official confirmed to ESPN that an investigation is underway. Hendrix, 45, declined to comment to ESPN.

    “USA Skateboarding is fully cooperating with the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s investigation on the allegations placed upon Neal Hendrix,” USA Skateboarding Chairman Gary Ream told ESPN. “The safety of the athletes, staff and board members is our number one priority, and we support SafeSport’s decision of an interim suspension while the investigation is being conducted.”

    USA Skateboarding is the sport’s governing body under the USOC; the Center for SafeSport is a nonprofit organization that provides education, resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse in sports.

    In the letter, which was also provided to ESPN’s Alyssa Roenigk, Kindstrand Nelson alleged that, when she was between the ages of 14 and 15 and Hendrix was in his early 30s, she performed sex acts on him at his request. Kindstrand Nelson also alleged in the letter that Hendrix masturbated in front of her, photographed and took videos of her while she was naked and showed her pornography involving underage girls. Hendrix, who was her mentor, brought her to his apartment for what he called “sex lessons” after meeting her at a California skatepark in 2006, she wrote in the letter.

    Kindstrand Nelson, 25, told ESPN that she also provided the letter to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

    “I wanted to make sure that everybody in the skateboarding community is aware of what’s going on,” she said. “For so long, so many people turned a blind eye.”

    Hendrix is a former pro skateboarder who won X Games medals in vert skateboarding in the late 1990s and early 2000s and now is brand manager for Camp Woodward, an action sports and gymnastics company. He has worked as a broadcast commentator for NBC, ESPN, CBS and Red Bull.

    “My experience with Neal was very traumatic,” Kindstrand Nelson told ESPN. “It has taken me several years to process what happened to me and many more years to find the courage to stand up and say something. I hope that other young girls who dream of being competitive athletes do not suffer the same fate.

    “As young athletes, girls are very susceptible to sexual predators.”

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    ^^^ I saw that. Almost as gross as what Shaun White did to the girl playing drums for his shitty band... pun intended. Sickening. I've got a daughter. I could very well end up doing time for what I might do if someone pulls that garbage on her.

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    If the shit about Hendrix is true i hope he rots

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    Another day, another old skate homie losing his life decades too soon.

    Tired of burying my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty's_Kid View Post
    If the shit about Hendrix is true i hope he rots
    'Completely made-up': Jimi Hendrix's Australian girlfriend savages new film which shows rock star beating up her character

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    Another day, another old skate homie losing his life decades too soon.

    Tired of burying my friends.
    It settles down some in the 30s and 40s then picks up again in the 50s when people who look perfectly healthy suddenly go down with massive heart attacks or die slow, agonizing cancer deaths.

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    So, what's going on with you guys?

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    Tripping on political shit.
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

    I'm trying to be more Zen. What is the sound of me not giving a fuck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev J View Post
    Tripping on political shit.
    Get out and vote! If you really want to drain the swamp and restore America's greatness, vote out the problematic incumbents...get some fresh, results-driven talent in there.

    Our incumbent US Representative and his challenger held a debate last night. The incumbent kept speaking in hyperbole, hypotheticals, and campaign rhetoric; the challenger had facts, figures, and datapoints to back up his arguments. The incumbent kept slamming members of his opposition party; the challenger politely guided him back on track saying things like "You're debating me, not these other people." On a personal level, I've become much more involved in the political process since 2016, and regularly call, fax, or email the aforementioned incumbent representative. He's consistently opposed my viewpoint, and given me no reason to vote for him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockst*r View Post
    Get out and vote! If you really want to drain the swamp and restore America's greatness, vote out the problematic incumbents...get some fresh, results-driven talent in there.
    Yes!!

    I've been drowning in politics the last few weeks. Since I work in TV advertising, it's been absolutely insane the last couple weeks. I'm excited for the midterms to be over with for many reasons.

    Here in VA we have Corey Stewart running for Senate against Tim Kaine, Stewart is terrible in every way and is doing horrible in polls, 538 gives him less than a 2% chance of winning but even if you have a similar race don't take that for granted, still go out and vote.

    Also, in my district is the incumbent Scott Taylor running against a new politician Elaine Luria for Congress. Scott Taylor is in some trouble because "his staffers" made a petition to get a 3rd candidate on the ballot to split Elaine's votes, only problem is they forged signatures. Scott Taylor says it was his staffers but they're still on his payroll... He's likely still going to win this race too.

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    Great to see younger folks getting involved in community politics. Get informed, get motivated, get friends on board, vote for the world you want your kids to grow up in..

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    Yeah the 2 incumbents in my area are Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

    This whole Jacob Wohl thing is a fucking riot though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev J View Post
    Yeah the 2 incumbents in my area are Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

    This whole Jacob Wohl thing is a fucking riot though.
    That kid is such a tool. Now he might be facing some real jail time if he was actually involved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_larsen View Post
    That kid is such a tool. Now he might be facing some real jail time if he was actually involved!
    The thing is he has left quite a digital paper trail. I've been following this in almost real time on Twitter. He set up the investigation company with his name, and his mothers phone number.
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

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    I just celebrated one year with my woman, damn time goes fast. Pretty certain this girls the girl im going to spend my life with. Me being Aussie and her being Canadian sure will bring its challenges though haha


    We may not know what skateboarding is
    But we sure as hell know what it aint
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Feelgood View Post
    I just celebrated one year with my woman, damn time goes fast. Pretty certain this girls the girl im going to spend my life with. Me being Aussie and her being Canadian sure will bring its challenges though haha
    The coolest part is that both Canadian and Australian currency have The Queen on them!

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    god save the queen


    We may not know what skateboarding is
    But we sure as hell know what it aint
    Wait we know what it is now too -
    Falling down and gettin back up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Feelgood View Post


    god save the queen
    The Queen is a BAMF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Feelgood View Post


    god save the queen
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

    I'm trying to be more Zen. What is the sound of me not giving a fuck?

    C/S,
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