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THE BORN FREE THURSDAY NEWS FOR JULY 5, 2012

The Action is hot and heavy from coast to coast

By Bandit, Prince Najar, Rogue, Bob T., Mike Pullin, Vickie, Sin Wu, Bob Clark, Drew Gatewood, Ray C. Wheeler, Beth Durham, and the entire crew
7/5/2012


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Hey,

I’ve got a quandary I believe needs to be discussed.
Michael Lichter recently turned me on to a web site made up of motorcycle scholars. I wanted to put this question to them, and maybe Bikernet readers can help me position it.

I believe this is a core issue within our society: the notion of Freedom. We mention freedom in every description regarding the United States, but, as you know Freedom is considered a joke by many who expect the government to handle all aspects of life.


Born Free images shot by Art Hall
Born Free images shot by Art Hall



So, the question is: Is this a Free country, and can we inject freedom back into the equation? I’ll give you an example. We started the EPA because of the smog in our air. They have been very successful in curbing air pollution, and we congratulate them for their efforts. But, do they need to control everything related to air pollution? Do they work for us, or do they control all aspects of our air related lives, no matter how important or meaningless? Can they make it illegal for you to work on your car?



I believe two things: Government bureaucracies have learned how to work the system to build their budgets and justify their growing levels of control. And I believe that with Freedom injected into the equation we can curb this growth, ad the human element back into the equation, and force agencies to work with the people and not overtly attempt to control them. In other words, there could be balance and freedom restored. What the hell do you think?



 
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Quick, buy one of our books. This is a good one, Sam "Chopper" Orwell. Click here.




BIKERNET UNIVERSITY FINDINGS: The new data is in-- Vodka and ice damages the kidneys.  Rum over ice causes liver damage.  Whiskey on ice is bad for your heart. Gin & ice causes brain damage. Chardonnay with cubes of ice is bad for your joints. Coke and ice is bad for your teeth.

Warn everyone you know immediately: the damned ice is deadly!!?

--Andreas Dudda





BIKERNET SOUTH DAKOTA INVESTIGATION--I've heard that "If it's too loud, I'm too old." If it's too loud, my hearing aid is turned up too high! And I don't wear one!

--Buck Lovell /Editor Bikernetbaggers.com
Lovell Photography & Design
Senior Editorial Contributor: Easyriders Magazine, American Iron
Magazine, Motorcycle Baggers Magazine, Iron Works Magazine, Hot Bike
Magazine, Hot Bike Baggers Magazine, and Street Chopper Magazine.
B.L.A.B.B. (Buck Lovell's American Biker Blog)
www.lovellphoto.com / bucklovell@gmail.com / bucklovellsblog@gmail.com

Click on the art and it will take you there.
Click on the art and it will take you there.



I recently read a citizen complaint about loud motorcycles. They scared the citizen’s kid, and disturbed the small animal hunting practices in the park. Good god.

Sinwu bought a new, over-the-shoulder Oreck vacuum cleaner two days ago. She went crazy with that noisy bastard, cleaning all the stairways in the Bikernet Headquarters. I was force to listen to it for hours. I decided to write my legislator. We need to do something about loud appliances. They are scaring our pets, and insects trying desperately to forage for food. Quick, pass a law. --Renegade




AUSSIE CLUBS AGREE TO TEAM UP FOR LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST MOUNTING POLICE POWERS--Motorcycle clubs from across Australia have agreed to work together in the face of mounting pressure from police armed with new legislation that will make it harder for the clubs to operate.

Clubs from South Australia, Western Australia, NSW and Queensland met in Brisbane last week to discuss sharing funds and legal resources.

At a subsequent meeting of the United Motorcycle Council of NSW, held in western Sydney last night, the clubs began actively raising money to fund any potential legal challenge.

A four-page letter recently circulated among NSW's bikers said "the police are ramping up their attacks on the clubs" and "members need to step up to meet these challenges".

So seriously are they taking the threat that senior Hells Angels have consented to contact being made with the Nomads to offer assistance before the first court test of new "consorting" legislation this week. This is despite a an alleged feud between the clubs, which police claim is behind a series of shootings in Sydney.

Motorcycle clubs in Queensland are also fundraising for a potential legal challenge to a bid by the police to have the Finks club declared a criminal organisation. If successful, this could prevent individual Finks meeting or visiting their clubhouse.

The letter, sent by the United Motorcycle Council to about 20 clubs across NSW, said that "concerted police attacks" meant clubs needed to change the way they operate in order to survive.

"The police are ramping up their attacks on the clubs," the letter said. "Their . . . behaviour is increasing and the amendments to the Crimes Act and the Tattoo Parlours Act are nothing short of disgraceful. The challenges are now much greater than before and members of the UMC need to step up to meet these challenges."

 
 

BANDIT’S DAY ROLL REVIEWED--  What the heck? You mean it can't handle a 2-hour ride, wind blown up against a 100+ watt highbeam headlight? It is also not water tight in a monsoon.

Other then that it is a rocking item, I was surprised that it melted then I remembered I have no low beam right now.

--RFR

We only have a few Bedrolls and Dayrolls left, maybe it’s a good thing.—Bandit
 





HINES VICTORY AT ROUTE 66 KEEPS HARLEY WIN STREAK ALIVE--Second Win for Hines is Fifth in a Row for Screamin’ Eagle Team in 2012 JOLIET, Ill. (July 1, 2012) – The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team remains undefeated in 2012 as rider Andrew Hines rode his Harley-Davidson V-Rod to the Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. The win is the second for Hines in 2012 and the fifth in a row for the team in five events this season. Hines defeated GT Racing Suzuki rider LE Tonglet in the final.

“I was really feeling the pressure when we went to line for the final round,” said Hines. “I wanted to win because this is the closest race to Harley-Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee and we had a lot of fans down here. And we’ve never had a winning streak like this before, undefeated this season and really seven in a row going back to last season. That’s really special and I don’t want this moment to end.”

Hines qualified his Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson V-Rod in second position with an Elapsed Time of 6.917 seconds. Krawiec qualified the team’s other V-Rod fourth at 6.941 seconds. Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. was the top qualifier at 6.884 seconds.

Hines moved through the elimination rounds with a win over Sovereign-Star Racing Buell rider Scott Pollacheck in round one, an automatic win in round two when Kuryakyn Buell rider Chip Ellis fouled at the start, and a win over Hector Arana Jr. on a Lucas Oil Buell in the semi-final round.

Tonglet had won the last two events at Route 66 and had won 11 consecutive elimination rounds at the track. But the Suzuki rider went for a quick light and left the starting line 0.004 seconds early to hand Hines the automatic win and his 27th career final-round victory.

“I had the performance advantage on him, so I’m sure he was trying to cut a good light,” said Hines. “After the last race I re-wired my V-Rod because we thought there was an electrical issue, and we had a chance to test both bikes. We’ve got a pair of strong-running Harley-Davidson motorcycles right now.”

Krawiec opened Sunday’s rain-delayed elimination rounds with a win over Matt Guidera on the Harley-Davidson of Folsom Buell. Krawiec lost in round two on a holeshot to Tonglet, who used a 0.022-second reaction time and a 6.993 ET to beat Krawiec’s 0.048/6.971 run by just 0.0047 seconds.

“The track was good today but a little tricky, and we had to pull a little clutch out of my bike,” said Krawiec. “When we do that I find it’s harder to hit the tree, so my reaction times were not where I wanted to be today. I really just lost a good drag race to Tonglet.”

Krawiec retains the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead, leaving Route 66 with 522 points. Hines remains in second place with 447 points. Arana Sr. moves up to third place with 383 points, followed by Arana Jr. with 381 points. Tonglet is fifth with 292 points.

The Pro Stock Motorcycles will be in action again on July 5-8 at the 6th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

 


BOUNCE THIS ALONG-- U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often..

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10.Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

14.Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resetting.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18.Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

23. Put a sheet of Bounce in your suitcase when traveling, it will
help keep mites or any other critters out of it. While you are at it, travel with several Bounce sheets and run them up and down your bed linen before getting into bed, it will cause all the critters already in your bed to run. Keep a sheet in your suitcase even after you have unpacked to protect your suitcases from bugs nesting in it.

Quick, bounce this on within the next 5 minutes! Nothing will happen if you don't, but your friends will be glad to hear these hints!

--Bob Clark





NEW PRODUCT FROM BAISLEY’S PERFORMANCE--  Just got a package in the mail today, and I must say Dan Baisley (Baisley Hi-Performance Home Page) and his crew do some nice work.



Who would think there’s still someone out there offering good hop up stuff for old Ironheads.

--Drew Gatewood
AMA/F.I.M. technical steward
Motorcycle Landspeed Racing
GEARS - Gatewood Engineering And Race Support
Chesterton, IN.
http://www.gearswebsite.com

 


BAD COP RESEARCH CENTER OPEN--  This is exactly what I have been trying to show people with my Bad Cop notices.  This is going on everywhere there are cops.
They break the law and Nothing Happens to them. Well other than staying Home And Getting Paid.

Officer continues to beat system
Opa-locka cop keeps certification despite numerous charges  By Julie K. Brown The Miami Herald 

Opa-locka has the dubious distinction of employing the cop who can’t be fired. Though the city keeps on trying. Sgt. German Bosque of the Opa­locka Police Department has been disciplined, suspended, fined and sent home with pay more than any officer in the state. He has been accused of cracking the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding drugs in his police car, stealing from sus­pects, defying direct orders and ly­ing and falsifying police reports. He once called in sick to take a vacation to Cancún and has engaged in a rash of unauthorized police chases, in­cluding one in which four people were killed.

Arrested and jailed three times, Bosque, 48, has been fired at least six times. Now under suspension pending yet another investigation into misconduct, Bosque stays home and collects his $60,000-a-year pay­check for doing nothing. Before he was ever hired in Opa­locka 19 years ago, Bosque was tossed out of the police academy twice and fired from two police de­partments. Each time he has been reinstated with back pay. He boldly brags about his ability to work a law enforcement system that allows bad cops to keep their certification even in the face of criminal charges. 

 


$7,000 IN PRIZE MONEY AT THE CUSTOM BIKE SHOW WEEKEND IN MILWAUKEE, WI--Make plans to attend the Custom Bike Show weekend in Milwaukee on Labor Day Weekend from August 30 through September 3, 2012. We will be awarding $7,000 in prize money during the AMD affiliated Custom Bike Show weekend. Bandit will be the judge, hang on.

It all happens at the Harley-Davidson Museum under the Big Top. Register for the event at www.Bikerpros.com.

--Jeffrey Najar


 
 
BIKERNET 5-Ball RACING WHEELER REPORT--

THE ADRENALINE CLOCK IS TICKING
Speed Week Bonneville, 41 Days
BUB Speed Trials Bonneville, 54 days

Last week started like we were shot out of a cannon securely mounted port side on a Battle Ship Iowa with a full charge of powder sittin’ off the coast of Viet Nam in the heat of the battle on the 4th of July. INCOMING........

http://www.spykeinc.com

This has been one helleva week in the belly of the happy monster we call life, which is not new around Bikernet Headquarters and the Cantina. Around here we specialize in sunshine, mixed with hot and cold running, scantily clad young southern California starlets parading through the polished hallways lookin’ for a job in the dusty Cantina. It’s hard on a guy trying to concentrate at times. Interviewing will kick your ass after a full day of, well you know. Interviewing. The girls of Bikernet are hand picked, like ripe honey dew melons fresh off of the vine.



Gasser and pat her on the Ass!

Can you imagine sitting around all day on you keister watchin the grass grow? Unless you’re a horticulturalist in the fast growing Medical industry, watchin’ the grass grow under your ass might be a serious waste of time.

Fire up the trusty hot rod, pat your sweetheart on the ass, fill-er-up and haul ass any direction, you will, some-how, find a gas station. Works every time, damn near.

http://www.bikerschoice.com

The EVENT of the CENTURY!

Thursday evening with Bandit behind the wheel, Michael Lichter riding shotgun and I'm stashed in the back seat of the hearse with a non-working door handle. Cruised down the street with a GPS guiding the way, , we made a left turn in a factories parking area to check our location? Bandit turned around and headed for the street, BINGO! directly across the street. We rolled in parked and lined up for a guest pass to THE EVENT of the CENTURY hosted by MOTORCYCLIST magazine in Bandit’s, Bikernet, lowered, black Hearse. The Bike of the last 100 years award, The Honda 750 and what an iconic bike, rode one many a time in the early ‘70s. The era was a blurrrrrrrrrrr and the bike was fast.



MALCOLM SMITH
After the awards ceremony ran into the Rider of the last 100 Years, Malcolm Smith. What an honor to meet such an incredible, life long, still rides, in an event last week, motorcycle fanatic. Watching the movie, On Any Sunday resulted in my ending up deep in the heart of Mexico, pit crewing for a bike team in the Baja 1000, we finished the race.

http://www.Kingofcubes.com

124 inch Turbo Raycer

Here's a quick update on our 5-Ball Racing Team Bonneville build in Rick Tedders shop, Salem, Oregon.



This past week Rick added a neck brace to help keep the rocket in a straight line under power. Fork stops are effective and cool. Also fabricated a support for under the transmission for a bed rock solid foundation. Fabricated swingarm gussets doubling as foot peg (multiple position) mounts. The engine will come out of the frame with the primary cover and transmission connected. Our exhaust header for the Turbo was reamed out thoroughly then ceramic coated inside and out with a .004 thick layer and waiting for a Monday pick up.



http://www.SScycle.com

www.vtwinfuelinjection.com

We have a Dan Thayer designed fuel system, on a truck in route from the East coast. Dan came highly recommended and we met last year at the BUB meet for the first time. Dan is the tuner on the Perewitz teams, 200 mph plus motorcycle ridden by Jody Perewitz.



Over 10,000 IN ATTENDANCE WITH CHOPPERS FROM END TO END

It’s early, as in 1:30 am Sunday after attending the coolest one day event since sliced bread was invented. The event BORN FREE 4 was held next to a Lake Irvine located on the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, CA. The event reminded me of the Sturgis City Park in the late ‘70s, early ‘80s. GREAT event to say the least. Looking forward to next year. Willie G. Davidson was seen wandering through the crowd.



http://www.Harley-Davidson.com
 

Haul Ass!
Ride for your Life!
--Ray c wheeler
Performance Editor
wheeler@bikernet.com
 
 


Lose the Lid Party - 7/21/12--  Bubba's Restaurant - 4000 Williamsburg Rd Richmond, Virginia, 23231
Fund raiser to beat helmet legislation in Virginia
Contact: Cerberus

--from Rogue
Sturgis Freedom Fighters
Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005
www.bikerrogue.com

 
Click on the poster for more info.
Click on the poster for more info.



HOKA HEY REPORT--FACING ADVERSITY IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT--
A few hours ago we completed the live Q&A on the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge business page on Facebook and I wanted to be sure to let everyone know that if you weren't able to join us in real time the threads from yesterday and today remain for your review. However, if you are not a member of Facebook I want to repeat some things that (I feel) are important to note.


First let me start by reiterating that we are attempting to build a brand with the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, and this has been a test of our own fortitude as much as any of our riders and we are grateful to everyone that supports us in this endeavor. As I've said before, I am an Environmental Scientist and Jim is a Tribal Attorney. Until we started promoting the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge in 2008, neither one had any experience in promotions or in long distance motorcycle events. Admittedly, we have been on a bit learning curve but we are getting most of the bugs worked out in an effort to make the Challenge a world-class event.



But it is not just about us, or the event. Sometimes in the hype of dealing with the good, the bad, and the ugly; people forget about our ultimate mission which is to bring awareness to the plight of the Indian people on the remote reservations. Most specifically, Pine Ridge Reservation since it is the poorest region in the country and it is right in our own back yard! So, while we may not agree on everything that has happened in the past, as it regards the event, let us all agree that something needs to be done about the poverty within the boundaries of the United States and that the grim statistics surrounding the reservations present a compelling argument for our unbending desire to use the HHMC to make some small difference.

There were a couple of doubters online with us during the Q&A, and I tried to address their concerns but I know we are probably never going to convince the nay-sayers and the haters. Some people will believe everything they read on the internet without any proof, one way or the other. They choose what they want to believe. We acknowledge that the HHMC does go against the grain and not everyone likes that about us. But that is OK... To each his own.

On the other hand, I have to say "Thanks" to everyone who does believe in the HHMC. I want you to know that we are doing our best to earn your trust and belief. But, I say again... This is not about us; it is about the people on the Indian Reservations who need something to hope for.



Maybe the actual controversy over the HHMC doesn't help the young people on Pine Ridge but perhaps, without trying, the HHMC has allowed us to become an example of how difficult it can be to stand for what you feel is right. At a great deal of personal cost to us and our families; the HHMC hasn't come cheap. And it certainly hasn't been easy to carry on in the face of so much adversity. But, I suppose that is one of life's hardest lessons after all.

When I signed off today; I tried to put my finger on the most critical aspect of the HHMC, and I don't know that I was able to convey the sentiment adequately. What I tried to say is that the HHMC IS about facing adversity. It is about carrying on no matter how difficult things become. The teenage suicide rate on the Pine Ridge Reservation is 150% higher than the U.S. national average for this age group and these young people NEED something to hope for. If we can serve as an example of what it means to adapt and overcome then so be it. We admit to our mistakes and try to correct them if we can. But the HHMC will not reward cheating nor condone bending the rules to get ahead.

People ask what's wrong with the youth today? Well, I have a clue. I feel that it is because too few adults set the correct example. Right or wrong, the example we intend to set is one of perseverance, dedication, hard work, commitment, honor and integrity. If that is too difficult to understand then this event is not for you.

--Hoka Hey!

If it is for you then we still have space available with just 30 days to gear up!

Contact us now to register for the event that continues to change lives & shape ideas.





BURLY MX STYLE FOOT PEGS-- Billet aluminum is nice for big airplanes and your dad’s bagger, but steal is the real deal and the new MX style pegs from Burly are just that. Inspired by the bear trap style of the ‘70s motocross machines and designed to fit your Sporty or Dyna.

Adjustable angle will let you tune them to your liking and serrated edge will keep your feet planted. TIG welded for strength and powder coated satin black to blend nicely with your bike. The Burly guys figured while they were at it, a bottle opener might be a nice touch, too.



Thanks Burly, we like a peg that can multitask.

Check out the Burly web site or contact your local dealer to get a set.




--Burly Brand
6911 Marlin Circle
La Palma, CA 90623
Phone 888-367-1871
info@burlybrand.com
http://www.burlybrand.com

Click on the image for info quick.
Click on the image for info quick.



 


Traveling up I-29 on your way to Sturgis Stop by LOESS HILLS HARLEY-DAVIDSON!--1st Annual Loess Hills Bike Week *No Sleep Till Sturgis Party**

Bands, Beer Garden Free Biker Tent Camping Sand Volley Ball Sand Beach on 2.5 Acre Pond Full RV Hook Up’s (Limited Space Reserve Yours Now) Heath Rodney President  Loess Hills Harley-Davidson 712-622-4000

 

 
BORN TO BE MILD-- Hundreds of bikers stage go-slow protest along A1.

Hundreds of motorcyclists riding north along the AI from Durham to the Washington services, as part of a national Motorcycle Action Group protest against proposed new European regulations about modifications to motorbikes and scooters.

FOUR hundred bikers staged a go-slow on the A1 in protest against a new European law.
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) brought the cyclists together yesterday to show their opposition to the EU legislation, which aims to restrict modifications to new machines in the future.
North East MEP Stephen Hughes helped start the event, before the bikers headed from the Park and Ride at Carrville in Durham, on to the A1, and dispersing at Washington Services.

Rachel Leonard, who was one of the organizers, said: “It went really well and I think we really got our point across.”


--from Rogue




TATTOO MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTOR REACHES OUT--Okay, how about these for tattoo Magazine!!

--Bob Bitchin
bob@TheBitchinGroup.com
www.TheBitchinGroup.com


 

WINDSHIELD REVIEW--had a decent trip back from Rockingham and the Smoke Out. I bought a new high windshield before making the trip.
Guy makes ‘em out in the Dakotas and sells them on ebay for $45 shipped.

Sharp product. I nailed a blackbird at 70 mph. It hit square on the shield. I was not injured in any way, the windshield was a mess, but after I wiped it off it wasn't even scratched, bird was not so lucky. With my lower sport shield, I hate to think what might have happened. Would have hurt for sure.
 
 

http://stores.ebay.com/dakotashield
this is the seller's ebay store.
I ordered a 9" windshield today.
The one I have is 10" and the top edge is in my line of sight.

I took the FLHT primary down today. The knocking sound came back on the return trip to Louisiana, I found the compensator nut was loose, like in hand tight loose.

I snugged it up and no more knock.
The threads on the nut are pretty well shot, the engine mainshaft threads are perfect, thank goodness. I ordered a new compensator nut $10. If that does it, I'll be a happy biker. Watch for a tech later in the news.

Still can't believe the compensator nut was about to fall off.

--Anson





Shawn Barber Book Release and Signing Party--
Tuesday, July 10 at 7pm - 9pm

Started with a handful of paintings, the Tattooed Portraits Series quickly developed into an obsession and a life-changing event for artist Shawn Barber. The series documents contemporary tattoo culture and history through fine art paintings ranging from traditional portraits to colorful, expressionistic abstractions.

This beautifully printed volume contains photographs, paintings and essays chronicling a six-year living journal. Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series includes paintings of Don Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Grime, Paul Booth, Marcus Pacheco, Kim Saigh, Jack Rudy, Thomas Woodruff, Aaron Cain, Mike Giant, Adrian Lee, Margaret Cho, and many more. The series documents many facets of the tattooing world, including the tattooing process and experience. The paintings range from traditional portraits to colorful, expressionistic abstractions.

Foreword by Margaret Cho. Introductions by Marisa Kakoulas, C.W. Eldridge, and Kim Saigh.

"When someone is great at something, it's because their passion is woven into every facet of their lives in some way. I've come to see over the past four years with Shawn, that he is always observing … watching more than painting,and listening more than talking." - Kim Saigh, tattooer

"Barber has been molding a place for himself as one of America's greatest contemporary artists." - Tattoo Bible

This special signing event is the worldwide debut of Shawn's new book.


La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com
event web page with image: http://laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Events/Barber-Luo/Shawn-Shinya.htm

Shawn Barber - "Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series"
$39.95 Hardcover
110 full color paintings · 30 color photos
256 pages
12 x 10 inches

-- Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
www.leejosephpublicity.com
Dionysus Records, Inc
www.dionysusrecords.com





INDEPENDENCE DAY WISHES FROM RIVERA PRIMO-- On behalf of the management & staff, we would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.

We thank all our men & woman in uniform, past and present, who serve to protect the very freedom that affords us the opportunity to celebrate a holiday as important to us all as July 4th, 1776, the day our Declaration of Independence was signed. Please honor our men & women in uniform by supporting them & our great country,
The United States of America.

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I didn't see any credits for my photos

art

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Editor Response We took care of the magnificent Quick Throttle Editor, Art Hall. Our humble apologies, and a staff member was lashed down and whipped.
--Bandit
So, Brother, to address your quandary: We only have the ILLUSION of freedom, and even that illusion is rapidly fading. The people we elect no longer work for us, we work for them while they collect graft from companies like AT&T Wireless, Apple, G.M. and others who pay them to look the other way while they ship our jobs overseas, devastating our chances for economic recovery.

Once elected, they have the power to eliminate anyone who challenges their sovereignty. Most Americans know what it will take to fix our economy: Tax the shit out of any American corporation that ships jobs overseas, from the phone centers in India to the manufacturing in China, but I fear it will never happen.

Buckshot
Madera, CA
Friday, July 6, 2012
Editor Response Thanks for this. Could there be a solution?
--Bandit
We can continue to vote out the incumbents but the majority of the population does not like change so they keep the familiar even though the result is distasteful.

They watch Fox news and believe what they hear is the truth. CNN is no better, different flavor of the same shit. We are the 1% who feel the best is behind us. We still grab all the throttle and ass whenever we can trying to shake the hopeless and helpless feeling in our gut.

Mike
Windsor, CT
Friday, July 6, 2012
Editor Response Well said, but I believe, in my positive nirvana, that there is a solution to bring freedom back.
--Bandit

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