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Rules of my road

Stacy Holder
I don't mind talking to strangers, but I've got some things I'm not interested in seeing. Don't send me shoutouts of pictures you think are sexy. I'm not interested in you that way, particularly if you're a girl. I will block you.
Don't send me questions about your crush-of-the-moment. I don't know either of you, so I can't answer you.
I also don't want foul-mouthed questions. Try being polite and respectful. You'll get further. But if you talk like a thug and every other word is cussing, leave me off your list. I may swear like a sailor, but I don't do it in a public forum with strangers. You never know who's reading.

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What do you think it would take to teach robots how to be graphic designers? I mean, we can program them to automate designing processes, but can robots go beyond randomizing designs or replicating/copying designs? In short, can we teach robots to be truly creative?

Nefertiti K
I don't know if such a thing is possible, *because* it is a robot. I believe creativity, in and of itself, comes from the ability to extrapolate from one's experiences in life and memories, and the ability to say "Hey, I like/love/hate that" and be inspired by something. If you can't be inspired, how can you create? I don't think it's a mathematical equation, and robotic programming is exactly that. Great question!

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#ThankYouRoman

Stacy Holder
The girls and I were devastated to hear about Joe's leukemia tonight, and seeing Colby (Seth Rollins) in tears brought home to them how serious it was.
We don't actually know Joe. We've met him, yes. We've talked to him here, and would love to say he's a friend, in a way. We care, and we'll pray, for him and his family.
When I was seventeen, I lost one of my best friends to leukemia. Two years after his death, his mother told me he had planned on marrying me. I'd had no clue, and it hurt even more.
Leukemia sucks, like every other type of cancer, but I won't cry for Joe, because crying, to me, shows a lack of faith in his ability to win this fight. I think if anyone can beat this, Leati Joseph Anoa'i can.
We're also thinking about his wife and children. Stay strong. This will be hard. Sometimes it will be downright horrific. Make every day, every hour, every minute,every second count, as much as you can, for all of you. Your strength will give *him* strength. And remember to take time to take care of yourself, to build up your own strength. You will need it, and he will need you.
I can't speak for every member of the Roman Empire, but the three of us in Colorado will still be here and loyal. Our prayers will go up every day, and no one in the Empire will cheer louder when you come back to the ring. Much love to you and yours, Joe.

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Why is that? What would be the big deal really? Simply, would it gross you out to be present/watch, and why/why not?

Iggy Smith
I honestly don't know. I don't go in with my husband. To me, it's just private.

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+27 answers in: “Given the contentious issues raised by gender identity, upon which bathroom individuals are permitted to use, some have suggested that public restrooms should be unisex and used by all. Would you feel comfortable/willing to use the bathroom with individuals of the opposite gender, & why or why not?”

I have a lot of content from the past that I’d want to put up again. The medium I used no longer exists. I used to use Wordpress, but I’ll have to look up my old content.

Iggy Smith
I couldn't begin to help you there...I've had the one blog for a couple of years now.

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+4 answers in: “On a side note, how easy/difficult has it been for you to monetize wordpress? Which ads/monetizing strategies do you use, and what tips do you have for me on this?”

I have no females here to be of assistance. How comfortable/uncomfortable do you think you’d be in such a situation helping a male friend (me) confront and overcome such fears? Would it bother/gross you out to watch, or could you handle it (and why/why not)?

Iggy Smith
I don't know. I think the friend and I would have to be very close for that.

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+27 answers in: “Given the contentious issues raised by gender identity, upon which bathroom individuals are permitted to use, some have suggested that public restrooms should be unisex and used by all. Would you feel comfortable/willing to use the bathroom with individuals of the opposite gender, & why or why not?”

What sorts of things were girls supposed to do? How did it affect how you perceive yourself? Which male things would you do if you could? Ever wish you were male? What would you want to experience?

Iggy Smith
Girls did home economics, art, stuff like that, so I saw myself more as a tomboy. I never wanted to be a male, though. I like being a female. I loved being able to carry a child. I just didn't like having people decide what was and wasn't appropriate for me to do solely based on gender.

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+27 answers in: “Given the contentious issues raised by gender identity, upon which bathroom individuals are permitted to use, some have suggested that public restrooms should be unisex and used by all. Would you feel comfortable/willing to use the bathroom with individuals of the opposite gender, & why or why not?”

You’ll have to share more with me about what you’ve tried with ads. I simply want to get a blog going where I can share my thoughts and writings. What suggestions do you have for me?

Iggy Smith
I like Wordpress. It's free, unless you want to pay for a premium setup. Premium is a little too rich for my blood unless monetizing the blog is more successful than it has been with mine. It also doesn't make sense if you don't blog every day, and I don't have enough time to do that.

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+4 answers in: “On a side note, how easy/difficult has it been for you to monetize wordpress? Which ads/monetizing strategies do you use, and what tips do you have for me on this?”

A catch 22 is involved in that I do not have such friends. If you were closer, I'd ask you to help me. I know you're married, but you don't need to hold while I go or anything. You could simply make me drink fluids, join when I have to go, watch, and keep conversation going like it was no big deal.

Iggy Smith
That's why I suggested a close friend, maybe cousins or sisters. Barring those, I don't really know who to suggest. Maybe a girlfriend?

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+27 answers in: “Given the contentious issues raised by gender identity, upon which bathroom individuals are permitted to use, some have suggested that public restrooms should be unisex and used by all. Would you feel comfortable/willing to use the bathroom with individuals of the opposite gender, & why or why not?”

Hmm, what games/other activities did you see girls do when growing up? What was it like to be tall as a female, and how did it affect aspects of your life? Although you had male friends, what about you was significantly different from males? What were you jealous about what males were allowed/did?

Iggy Smith
Girls games lean toward either withholding affection or creating jealousy. Not my type of thing. As for being tall, it was something I hated. I was taller than the boys i liked, and if i had a dime for every time i heard "how's the weather up there", I'd be rolling in money lol.
I wasn't a girly girl. I hated dresses and things like home economics. I wanted to take things like wood shop or work on cars, but I grew up in the 70s with a dad who had very set ideas on what girls did vs what boys did. Girls didn't do shop, work on cars, play video games, or go to ball games. I was jealous of those things primarily because it would have meant spending time with my dad. Instead, I learned the basics of knitting from my mom, something I loathed then, and like only marginally better now lol.

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+27 answers in: “Given the contentious issues raised by gender identity, upon which bathroom individuals are permitted to use, some have suggested that public restrooms should be unisex and used by all. Would you feel comfortable/willing to use the bathroom with individuals of the opposite gender, & why or why not?”

Oh? Would it really be that simple? I don't know how/what females think, so I've kept things to myself. I'd appreciate the chance to ask you questions upon such things that I wouldn't know as a male. I have an insatiable curiosity, but I'm not sure how comfortable you'd be with sharing/teaching me.

Iggy Smith
Tell you what: you ask, and I'll either answer or tell you I'm not comfortable.

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+27 answers in: “Given the contentious issues raised by gender identity, upon which bathroom individuals are permitted to use, some have suggested that public restrooms should be unisex and used by all. Would you feel comfortable/willing to use the bathroom with individuals of the opposite gender, & why or why not?”
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