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General Naturism Discussion / Know your body (TED talk)
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:12:49 PM »

Get rid of body shame, humorous but quite inspirational (preaching to the converted for anyone here, but thought you might find it interesting)

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:27:57 AM »
Our knowledge of the event and the official reaction is based on a brief report on the police website, subsequently copied by the local paper. We don’t know what’s been left out or why the bits that were included were left in. Since there was no manhunt perhaps we could give the Thin Blue Line the benefit of the doubt instead of getting outraged for the sake of it. For all we know there may have been dozens of instances when they told callers there was nothing illegal about naked hikers and these calls weren’t written into the website log.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:25:49 AM »
I would say the police had done their duty and responded to a report from a member of the public. No searches wit dogs and helicopters, no manhunts or hysteria. The information they have on him (local, easily identifiable can) they could find him no problem if they wanted. All they’ve done is ask, in stilted police language, if anyone else saw him and if so was he doing anything worse than going for a walk. A few paragraphs on the police website is not really a waste of police time ...

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:12:10 PM »
If they don’t know the position  ....

Ah, but the thing is that they usually DO know the position - they just know it wrong. And I'm not levelling this at policemen, but at everyone. We all do it, we know exactly what the answer is ... and we know wrong. It's one of the most popular ways of making a mistake. When you know you're right about something there's no reason to ask someone else.

And be fair, how often does a policeman get confronted with someone out for a casual stroll in the nude? With all the other things he/she has to be an expert on, why should we expect them to be up to speed on a relatively obscure rule on permissible nakedness? (I'm mainly talking UK here, you lot "over there" with the "shoot first, ask second" problem doubtless have a different take on things).

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:33:08 PM »
Once the police are involved the officer on th3 spot has to make a judgement call, and of course sometimes they get it wrong. But the man who never made a mistake never made anything.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Gender Neutral Restrooms in the US
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:13:41 PM »
It probably worked fine if you were sitting there instead of pressing the button to see what happened. Sounds like it would have been a forceful cleanout!

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:36:41 AM »
Scrap the bit about the eating in restaurants, John N - the Paris one is about to close down due to lack of customers. Hardly unexpected, if a business’ USP is that you can take part naked the novelty soon wears off and, naked or clothed, customers want a good eating experience, good food, right ambience, etc. That said, it lasted the average for ny new restaurant of just over a year.

Free Range Naturism / Re: One of my local walks
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:28:43 PM »
A recent newspaper article described the over-population by tourists of many US national parks, apparently exacerbated by the Instagram/selfie craze - people queue up for hours just to take a picture of themselves with the view in the background, then clear off leaving a pile of coffee cups behind. I guess the current government shutdown isn’t helping

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Permanude
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:53:58 PM »
Despite the no nudes rule on Tumblr, there are still a lot there. Those I have seen are overwhelmingly non-sexual nudity, though you can’t always say the same for the captions.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:42:23 AM »
A TV documentary that followed one of SG’s walks showed overwhelming acceptance of what he was doing as he walked through England - but I use the word acceptance advisedly; people accepted him with a smile, and had their picture taken with him, and variously allowed him into pubs and shops, but no one spontaneously stripped off to join him. What came across was that he was widely viewed as the latest incarnation of The Great British Eccentric. Latterly, when he was locked up, he garnered sympathy for the time he was incarcerated and the authorities were mocked for spending so much money and effort when all he was doing was being naked.

But SG himself disowned the naturist tag, many naturists disowned him and said he was doing more harm than good.

He certainly did not align himself with BN, nor they with him, and to give him credit for the recent policing guidelines is to misdirect the praise due to BN. Bear in mind that the English police did little to impede SG’s passage, all his problems started north of the border. His later issues down south were more to do with ASBO than with nudity.

John ND, surely it’s obvious where our accent homogenisation came from? Our old friends at the BBC! Their early insistence on “posh” accents, and radio presenters sitting in blank studios wearing evening dress set the tone for decades. Even now people see fit to comment if anything resembling a regional accent sullies the airwaves. Such a national influence on everything people listened to, later watched, for so many years was bound to weed out much of the regionality, and dispersal of the working population took care of the rest.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: December 31, 2018, 11:40:32 AM »
Note the comment from the police chief - I think he fits your profile of the cops, Bob:

Naturism & Art / Re: Mixing Politics, Nudity and Art in China
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:55:34 AM »
Not censorship. The EU brought in new rules about websites installing cookies to track”the user experience”, and a lot of US sites either haven’t or won’t adjust their settings to cope, so just lock out EU-based readers. The main effect of the rules is that instead of making users accept cookies, a site has to offer an opt-out.

Naturism & Art / Re: Mixing Politics, Nudity and Art in China
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:56:23 AM »
Due to European internet rules this website isn't accessible from this side. Can you distill the contents, please, John.

What I worry most about is the fact that our primary physician is older than I am

If the doctor is treating themselves that's a good recommendation. If not, ask them for the number of their doctor!

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