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General Naturism Discussion / Re: An eloquent essay
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:35:04 AM »
Quote from: JohnP
Don't you guys ever get tired of it? I certainly do.
Yes! I do.

I understand and agree with your point John, but even attempting to discuss the focus of the essay I noted in the 1st post, you eventually find yourself staring into the abyss of political posturing.

The young lady that wrote the essay sees her treatment as a result of rules implemented because of laws that regulate personal behavior. Someone questioned for walking naked on a remote beach see the same correlation. It is impossible to not run into the politics of the limits of freedom when you choose to push the boundaries. I guess it comes with the territory.  We can certainly talk about the effects of these sorts of politics without falling off the edge.

Collegial conversation is possible, and for the most part we do it here. Maybe this forum is simply in the doldrums right now and we are casting about for a breeze to push us back in motion.

I haven’t been active lately for family reasons and as a result  haven’t had much to write about, but I hope to return to my naked ramblings soon so I can focus on what we come here for. The weather has cooled and opportunity is returning so I may have some relevant discussion soon.

click,click

Duane

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:54:45 PM »
Quote from: Davie
I wonder how long it would be before civil order broke down completely without the dreaded Police.  Be careful - you might get what you wish for.
I agree with that sentiment, Davie.

There is a saying about lawyers, I am sure you have heard it;
“Everyone is against lawyers, until they need one”. No matter what the Bard opines. ;D
The saying could equally apply to the patrol officer.

That’s right!  It was Balead! 
That’s the one, Nuduke. What a memory!

Duane

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:53:43 PM »
Boosting the budget is an age old activity. In government and business. Enough money is never enough for a bureaucracy. In order to get the minimum of at least the amount you got before, you must justify the need for more. And usually you get more. ad.infinitum.

This occurs anywhere there is a bureaucrat. Law enforcement is just a part of the big picture.
It’s an insane system.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Swimming IN school
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:52:48 PM »
Water chlorination for drinking water began in the early 1900’s so maybe the whole swimming pool thing was a lagger. Drinking water yes, but why do we need to put it in the swimming pool?

Hence the decision to swim nude so to be able to visually inspect the swimmers.
Who knows? Maybe it’s just one of those weird cultural things.

Duane

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Naked European Walking Tour 2019
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:51:50 PM »
I remember that photo and your posts. Good trip.
Long flight from here though. Your pictures certainly make for a good ad.

Duane

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Suggestions / Re: Comments
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:51:10 PM »
Sointly, JohnP! Better late than never! But go for it. We all do our part.

Ahh! I see how you figured out the 1000th post?
I just happened to notice the post count when Jbee was the last post on the list. I didn’t have to count anything.

Duane

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Trip reports / Re: Free Range 101 at the Hot Springs
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:50:27 PM »
We have geology books about the area we carry on our road trips. From the Grand Canyon to the Escalante and up through Bryce Canyon and on over to the Rafael, you can check the formations against the texts to see where in the geologic history you are passing through. Is that geeky or what! :D

But it is fun and interesting. No where else in this country can you actually see the geologic record displayed right in front of your face.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: An eloquent essay
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:49:42 PM »
Quote from: rrfalcon
The problem is that over time, legislators who want to be seen as "doing something" and who think that their job is to make laws will pass laws outlawing more and more innocuous activities.
I agree with you there. I sometimes respond to people’s complaints about “a do nothing congress” with, “I prefer that they do nothing, because every time they do something, things get worse.”

Occasionally I get annoyed looks, so you could be right about that. ;D

Duane

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Trip reports / Re: Tete de la Toura, France
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:49:06 PM »
Phsssh! Not to worry, Jmf! Only an error of 1000 ft. :)
That sounds more like a tree line .

Duane

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I have often pondered the same scripture John. The scripture speaks of a simpler life that is appealing. I’ve have wondered what He would think of our activities. The council about not worrying is relevant still, yet it permeates every aspect of our life.

The top down structure in organized religion is still active and can be just as oppressive.
Old habits die hard.  :-\

Duane

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Trip reports / Re: Tete de la Toura, France
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:37:26 PM »
Great photos as usual, JMF.
I would feel right at home there except for the temperature.
Take away the snow and those mountains look like the terrain around here. #11 looks like a volcanic field. I love it.

“I love geology in nature...naked.” – Jbee (from: “Free Range 101 at the Hot Springs”)

2560m (8400 ft.) is not above the treeline here. Was that your final altitude?

Is that area of France generally accepting to naturist activities? Do you feel the need to seek remote sites where there are few people?

That series of pictures got me ready to get up and get out!

Thanks,
Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: An eloquent essay
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:36:30 PM »
One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.

Quote from: Thomas Jefferson
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

From the “Declaration of Independence”
. . . it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it (government), and to institute new Government . . .
. . . it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Had the American Revolution failed the people we call our founders, would have all been hanged as traitors. And we wouldn’t have met on this forum. Such are the vagaries of history.

Duane

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Trip reports / Re: Free Range 101 at the Hot Springs
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:35:28 PM »
Yess! ;D  :)

Duane

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:34:44 PM »
From: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Quote from: Jbee
Who got reported to the authorities?

One of our regulars, which forum and which member I don’t recall, got hauled in for an incident. I am fairly certain it was in the UK.

I think it was eventually dropped, but not before an appearance at court.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:32:54 PM »
A trans-Atlantic jaunt, just to go to a park, even one as inviting as this, just doesn’t seem to be practical. One of these days we intend to do our obligatory European trip.

Maybe then. Along with some naked ramblings in Britain, Scotland etc. etc.

Duane

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