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Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:03:21 AM »
I just signed the petition on Change.org: "Shut Down the Petition to Shut Down the Nude Sliding Event.Ē I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

Hereís the link, with the details:
https://www.change.org/p/change-org-shut-down-the-petition-to-shut-down-the-nude-sliding-event?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_signer_receipt&utm_campaign=triggered&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=27922274

Thanks,
Scott

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 09:42:11 AM »
This has been running on the BN site for a few days now and quite a few of us have signed the petition

Davie  8)

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 02:14:57 PM »
I also signed, and was frustrated to hear of the cancellation. I don't know Canadian law, but I presume terroristic threats are against the law and should be investigated and punished - is that not true? I would hope that a new date for the swim could be scheduled, perhaps without the international publicity...
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 04:31:28 PM »
Fully agree, though one comment piece about it that I read highlighted that this was actually a new group which, instead of taking a softly-softly approach to its first event, blasted its invitation loud and clear. As a result the ninnies and prudes were spooked and went into their usual panic, knee-jerk reaction ("what about the children!!!") which of course provoked the internet trolls to threaten violence and mayhem. If the group had been more low-key (it was argued) everything would have probably gone off peacefully.

On the one hand that sounds like blaming the victim, which is certainly not my intent. On the other hand, the organisers could have been more circumspect and foreseen the reaction of uneducated.

Just a shame that it's started off so badly, leaves them a lot of ground to make up if they want to try again. Perhaps the best we can hope for is that it starts a conversation and does actually educate a few of the numpties.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 08:43:23 PM »

Nice looking pool!


So did the prurient petitioners get their way - was the event cancelled?


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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 07:35:22 AM »
Yes. The official reason for the cancellation was protesters threatening to turn up on the night and damage vehicles in the car park. The nude swim at Edmonton offered sanctuary and had a sellout night.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 01:10:37 AM »
Yes. The official reason for the cancellation was protesters threatening to turn up on the night and damage vehicles in the car park. The nude swim at Edmonton offered sanctuary and had a sellout night.


Not PC to talk about the actual reason.   

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2018, 07:44:54 AM »
Welcome back, Bob, I was only this morning thinking we hadnít heard from you in a little while. Hope youíre well.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 10:51:00 AM »
Not PC to talk about the actual reason.

Hi everyone.  Long time since I've logged in.  Read just about everything though.

Being from Canada and only a few hours from where all this is going on, I've been following this story and from what I understand, the reason the event was cancelled was because of a bomb threat.  Apperantly the Mayor was upset that the event was cancelled and is hoping the group will reschedule soon.

The pool is a great place to go to.  Our family has gone there many times and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It would be a great place to have a naturist event.
Cheers
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 03:53:44 PM »
Welcome back, Bob, I was only this morning thinking we hadnít heard from you in a little while. Hope youíre well.


Its been so cold and nasty this winter that I haven't felt like doing any free range naturism and my thoughts were on Facebook and elsewhere.  Then my tech things became problems.  My PC began having momentary black screen problems, and Microsoft gave me a pop-up that told me every day that "VISTA is no longer supported" so I have to upgrade. 

I usually delete spam mail from Tiger Direct, a mail order computer company, but I started noticing them.  One of their mails had a "factory refurbished" PC with twice as much memory and twice as much hard drive space as most of the ones I usually see for sale.  As a "refurbished" model it was less than $400 so I ordered one.  I remembered when I had a purchasing job as computer buyer I bought a 1 Terabyte data storage for over a million dollars.  It occupied a whole room.  My new PC has 2 Terabytes. 

It didn't come with a monitor but I had an extra flat screen 40 inch TV because my MIL died a year ago.  After 30 years of squinting at little PC screens the 40 inch screen is AWESOME!!  My 2nd screen is still a typical PC size screen but its so small by comparison I almost never use it for anything.   I spent a couple days copying all my data to a thumb drive and then to my new PC which I set up on the kitchen table, and installing useful software like Firefox, Open Office, etc. etc.  Finally I was ready.  I unplugged my old PC, cleaned behind my desk, sorted all the wires, and installed the new tech.  WOWsers!   I sat down to go back on-line enjoying my new BIG screen window on the world.  Then I discovered I hadn't copied all my Firefox links.  OOPS!   

So I set my old PC up on the kitchen table, plugged in one of the small screens, mouse, keyboard, etc.  NOTHING!  It would not boot.  The whirring noise of its hard drive was gone, silent.  Just the front power light.  No hard drive noise.   No blue screen.  Nothing.  The temporary blackouts had become permanent.  Its not even heavy enough to use as a boat anchor.  I was glad I got most of my data copied before it failed entirely.  But that left me without most of my LINKS and no easy way to recover them.

About the same time my gas heat died, and then the music system failed.  Its been a winter full of struggles and too cold outside to do any free range enjoyment. 

Anyway I finally got around to thinking about nudist web sites again so I'm back checking in.  I love the big screen.  My entire 20 year collection of pictures, music, and data fit on one 64G thumb drive and I now have 2 Terabytes to play with.  I suppose that is for recording video.  Did I say I love the big screen.  I have a nude selfie for background on the big screen.  Makes me want to go out in the woods. 

Have fun guys.   

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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 04:53:12 PM »

Ah Bob,
You seem to have been suffering from 'shit happens' a fair bit.  So sorry to hear that and pleased you have triumphed in the struggle to get back here on line!  Let us hope the onset of spring will bring also the entry into a period of zen-like calm and nirvana-like fulfillment!


Just shows how dependent we all are on our technology.  Nowadays I almost fear being parted from it!  I rely on my tech pieces for communication, contacts and calendar and sometimes sit and worry what would happen if I lost e.g. my calendar which is hosted online.  However, I back up PC and phone onto a separate hard disk and have to an extent diversified where stuff is held so there is a bit of insurance (although not a lot) against the demise of one of PC, tablet, phone or laptop. No protection at all from such stuff as a serious cyber attack on Microsoft, Google or Facebook's servers.


I have 2 x 20" screens.  That's big enough for me!!  But then I'm not in the USA!  :D ;D ;)


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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 08:00:01 PM »
When I went back to college, I got a large Sony TV for a monitor and put it on my coffee table. I sit on the couch in comfort, my desk spread around me. Remember Hugh Hefner in his silk jams with paper crap and food all over his bed?

I have Netflix and Youtube if we want to kick back. All of the images, like when I work on my trip reports, are nice and big. My contact lenses are arranged/prescribed for the proximity of the screen and reading. When I split the screen to work, the images are not a squint.

To me, it is reminiscent of my boyhood dreams of the future, when I watched George Jetson reading his news on a big screen comfortably in his lounger chair.

I think it is easier on my eyes. It is certainly easier on the neck and back to not be bent over in a tight position for hours. looking down or up in poor posture. I tend to have an inertia problem though and have to sometimes work at getting off my nude ass and moving properly. I fortunately have enough stimulating reasons to do that.

When I'm at DF's place, on her couch, a laptop on my outstretched legs, my spine curled over, it is a very big difference.

I'm working out a music stand for posture when reading books, now, too.
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 11:31:11 PM »

I have 2 x 20" screens.  That's big enough for me!!  But then I'm not in the USA!  :D ;D ;)
John


That's what I always thought too, John, until i plugged in the 40 inch screen.  I had 2  20 inch screens on my old Vista PC.  The 40 inch screen has as much space as 4 of those, and all in one space.   I still have one of the older 20 inch screen sitting next to the big 40 inch, but Sheeeesh, its so small I never use it for anything.    Drag a window over there and is shrinks down to squint your eyes size.  And big beautiful photos are wonderful on the big screen.

My 40 inch screen was made in Korea or somewhere.  Its not a USA thing.  I'm sure you can get one too if you try.  Loving it.

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 09:50:21 PM »

Yes Bob, I can assure you that a sufficient degree of civilisation has alighted at the UK to mean that any Supermarket or Electrical store will have PC screens and LED/Plasma/Oled TV screens up to about as big as my car (we do tend to prefer rather smaller cars in the UK - I drive a Honda CRV).  I have to say that very large screens (my brother has a 55") I find a bit too panoramic.  Mind you, a 50" screen showing a complex spreadsheet must be quite awesome!  However, 2 x 20" suffices for me.  I just measured the distance from me to the screens whilst sitting at desk typing...it's 30".  Would a 40" screen make me have to keep leaning back to make it out?


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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 04:04:10 AM »

  However, 2 x 20" suffices for me.  I just measured the distance from me to the screens whilst sitting at desk typing...it's 30".  Would a 40" screen make me have to keep leaning back to make it out?


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The difference being no silk pyjamas for you, Jbee!

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A 32 inch screen at 40 inches is a good size for me.
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