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Free Range Naturism / Re: Itís better naked - who knew?
« on: October 22, 2020, 07:06:26 PM »
He recently featured in a BBC World Service documentary, one of their science series, asking Why Are We Embarrassed to Get Naked (or something like) - you can find it on BBC Sounds, John

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Some More Thoughts Article
« on: October 16, 2020, 07:30:51 PM »
I can't answer for the US system, but in the UK the courts have always been in the business of interpreting the laws as written. While some rules are quite simple (Driving over the speed limit? Fined!) others can get quite complicated, with the way laws are written leaving them open to question and interpretation when it comes to enacting them. The cynical among us might even say that lawyers write laws like that on purpose so they can keep making money out of them!

The argument that "cultural factors" come into play shouldn't be lightly dismissed; for instance, consumer law that was written when going into a shop was the only way to buy something has to then be reinterpreted to cover online trade. If the legislators haven't been able to update the rules, it's left to the courts to interpret the existing rules within the new context.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Some More Thoughts Article
« on: October 13, 2020, 01:32:23 PM »
but Biden Democrats are now advocating making it completely political

Writing purely as an outsider and therefore seeing these things through a variety of prisms that may or may not distort reality, the US Supreme Court already looks pretty politicised. It's always referred to in terms of its members' left-or-right leanings and how the balance can change and how that can affect any otherwise-political decision that ends up under legal challenge.

Free Range Naturism / Itís better naked - who knew?
« on: October 09, 2020, 02:30:39 PM »

Serious article about some some serious research that proves what we already knew.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: October 01, 2020, 03:39:36 PM »
Thieves will break your glass before they spend time hunting for your keys.

When my brother in law first moved to the US (SF area) he had his car broken into so many times he took to leaving the kerbside window open so the thieves wouldn't break the glass and cost him a repair for them to not steal the nothing that was in the car. They just broke the window on the other side of the car ...

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:12:04 PM »
Is this the same as the Paleo Diet, supposedly based on what Stone Age man ate. The problem with this one is that Stone Age man had a life expectancy of onl6 about 35!

Trip reports / Re: Quigouret
« on: September 21, 2020, 07:27:35 PM »
Sometimes farmers round our way will string a couple of lines of fencing like that to keep walkers on the footpath, but unless they use electric fencing it doesn't seem to deter the livestock if they decide the grass over there is greener.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Naked Rancher
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:50:24 AM »
. The Metro is pretty scurrilous--should we believe it?

I wouldn't class the Metro as scurrilous so much as lightweight, but maybe that's a language thing. The tale does bring to mind a "journalist" I used to know who had a good line in money-making. He would come up with a suitably frothy story - something faintly outrageous but harmless - and get some crony to go along with it. One that springs to mind was the man who loved Christmas so much his house was permanently decorated and he had turkey and all the trimmings for dinner every day. Suitable pictures were taken (this was pre-smartphones so a photographer had to be in on it), the story was written, and sold to less-than-inquiring outlets, with the photographer and story subject getting a cut. Readers were entertained, no one got hurt, no one took things too seriously and the world kept turning. Once such an "odd world" tale has appeared in a semi-reputable journal it will get picked up and repeated around the world, with suitable payments being made of course.

Our man in Montana could be one of those. Or he could be for real - doubtless several of us on this site would like to be in his position so it's not impossible.

Free Range Naturism / Re: Kayaking
« on: September 09, 2020, 10:58:37 PM »
Who needs 3 kayaks?  An excess of kayaks in my view!  ::) ;D ;D ;)

Speaking as someone with three motorbikes ....

Trip reports / Re: Wilderness of Rocks Trail: Beyond
« on: August 25, 2020, 07:44:26 AM »
All those other folk wandering around your ďwildernessĒ, JBee, sounds more like a hike through downtown! And no kickback to two naked people in their midst. Gotta love it!

Free Range Naturism / Re: Glamping
« on: August 10, 2020, 05:57:12 PM »
And I thought you two were into ultra-light camping;-)

In America that's what passes for ultra-light.  8)

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Vitamin "D" and Covid-19
« on: July 30, 2020, 10:47:24 AM »
The only way to be sure of avoiding the virus is to lock ourselves away, alone, in antiseptic rooms and hope for the best. Anything else is a calculated risk and a reliance on everyone else doing as much of the right thing as possible. Life has to go on, and we are still too near the onset of this situation to realistically try any other sort of life than the one we had six months ago. For the day-to-day itís a case of every little helps, whether thatís masks, hand washing or keeping our distance. Even allowing for some very questionable statistics from around the world itís not yet had the impact of the 1919 pandemic, and if we each, individually, do our bit the odds are still in our favour.

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: July 02, 2020, 07:35:39 PM »
Nothing seems to interrupt the Covid news in the UK (although BLM and Honk Kong get a bit of a look-in now and then) so where last year we heard all about US forest fires there's been nothing this year. JBee, are these the "usual", every year-type fires or more of the unusual and "getting worse" type?

If you heard a bump, that was me fainting when I scrolled down to JMF's picture ...

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