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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #855 on: October 31, 2019, 12:58:02 AM »
No excursions this month. One walk to Havarock. Only one sweat, but oh what a good one. The closest to being nude around others was going as Tarzan's son's son, Boy and Jane to a Halloween party in loin cloth...that really don't count.

The weather was wonderful, but I've been sick still and just feeling better the last ten days. I didn't get out, even outside, much. I'd bet that I wasn't dressed but maybe ten hours, or less, the whole month. Watched a great many movies thanks to Netflix and the internet, from all of those Jennifer Aniston movies, to Gone With the Wind, and A Man Who would be King. Very tired of watching movies....
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #856 on: October 31, 2019, 04:51:45 PM »
In October, five naked hikes, two in groups and three solo and one kayak trip
I like hiking, running, kayaking, biking, sailing, geocaching...naked of course!

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #857 on: October 31, 2019, 10:05:06 PM »
October has been way below normal temperatures.  I got out naked a little but don't go far or stay out long.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #858 on: October 31, 2019, 10:45:54 PM »
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #859 on: November 03, 2019, 06:52:22 PM »

Yes, the month as predicted has eked out to uneventful.  In the last few days we have had torrential rain but interspersed with nice sunny days.  The better days tempted me to get out on a walk but as ever the diary did not permit.  However, one night was strangely warm (13deg C) and I longed to get out in the air naked...so I did.  Then I wished I was on a walk, so I walked round the garden for ages until I got bored...but not cold.  Another morning I had breakfast (cereal) in the garden walking on the near frosted sodden grass.  Cold but still and accommodating to the naked body.  Those were my nice October moments. 
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #860 on: November 09, 2019, 05:59:17 PM »
I hosted a Naked Movie Night the first Friday in October.  I advertised it among a social nude group (2 Hot for Clothes) here in Houston.  I projected the movies on the side of my barn, in my back yard.  I had about 12 guests for the movies and provided snacks and refreshments.  I had lights and flagging along the road, bringing people into the pasture for parking.  Most were a bit apprehensive until they saw my naked self greeting them at the gate.
I screened two movies:
* Taylor Camp
* Maslin Beach
To show the quality of the folks present, they all felt that the first movie was far better than the second.  Although Maslin Beach features real people on a nude beach, it is a bit too titillating and condescending to the nudist/naturist lifestyle.  I scheduled another Naked Movie Night for tonight, but the temps are predicted to get down to the 40's, so I am postponing it until a later, and warmer, date.

More recently, I went to court this past Monday to argue against my citation received in May.  I received that citation from a park ranger who observed me 'walking around my truck while naked'.  There was no one near me except my GF, and I had been properly covered anytime anyone was in the vicinity.  The ranger admitted that he was looking through binoculars when he observed me.  I was properly covered when he eventually approached us.
Anyway, i received a $430 citation for my offensive act toward any unsuspecting pelican or seagull.
He erroneously cited the wrong regulation on the citation, so I was fairly confident in getting a dismissal.  That was not the case.  The citation had been corrected before it was entered into record.  So, now I had them altering a 'factual', legal document.  The DA would hear none it.  I was naked in a public place and that just isn't legal.  He threatened to reissue the citation, increasing the fine and proposing jail time, if I wanted to continue disputing it.  I was on a railroad and had to play along to get along.  I tried to discuss the details, such as the ranger's binoculars, but he shut me down.  i could've continued to court, but I've been there, the judge is similarly inclined.  And I am out $430. 
I grew up on that beach and have enjoyed many opportunities to return, but that is no longer an option.  There are plenty of other naturally beautiful areas to visit.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #861 on: November 09, 2019, 09:02:32 PM »
November is off to a pretty good start. First snow outing of the season.  One hour of semi-nude and one hour of complete nudity over the five and a half hours of hiking.

I like hiking, running, kayaking, biking, sailing, geocaching...naked of course!

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #862 on: November 09, 2019, 11:25:10 PM »
Warning a RAnt: Railroad, no justice, persecutor, not prosecutor. The only fair way would be trial by jury, which would cost you 20 or 50 times more. Revolution, hang the culprits, you are not the the crime, they are the crime, and an extremely serious one at that. Fascist. No way that was justice.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #863 on: November 10, 2019, 12:01:03 AM »
A failure for me yesterday I'm afraid. I went out but the wind was biting and just too cold to walk naked - at least for me. Still there will be other days and nudity must not trump safety

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #864 on: November 10, 2019, 10:41:20 AM »

Anyway, i received a $430 citation for my offensive act toward any unsuspecting pelican or seagull.
He erroneously cited the wrong regulation on the citation, so I was fairly confident in getting a dismissal.  That was not the case.  The citation had been corrected before it was entered into record.  So, now I had them altering a 'factual', legal document.  The DA would hear none it.  I was naked in a public place and that just isn't legal.  He threatened to reissue the citation, increasing the fine and proposing jail time, if I wanted to continue disputing it.  I was on a railroad and had to play along to get along.  I tried to discuss the details, such as the ranger's binoculars, but he shut me down.  i could've continued to court, but I've been there, the judge is similarly inclined.  And I am out $430. 
I grew up on that beach and have enjoyed many opportunities to return, but that is no longer an option.  There are plenty of other naturally beautiful areas to visit.

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You live in a mad, upside-down country, where the human body is illegal in public place even if someone has to use binoculars to see it. You have my sympathy.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #865 on: November 10, 2019, 03:48:13 PM »
It would seem that way at times.  This experience is certainly a reflection of community close mindedness.  I do not think it reflects the majority of Americans, the same way the current political rhetoric is not how many of us in the USA want to be judged.  The court was held in Beaumont, certainly not considered by any measure as modern or progressive.  My case would have taken a different tack just about anywhere else in the State.  That's simply reality.

Thanks for the well wishes and sympathy.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #866 on: November 10, 2019, 05:04:28 PM »
Texas is backward in many spots and has been remarkably backward in the past. I remember that a joint of pot would net a 20 year sentence. It was once statute, not just the way that it worked out, that a man could legally shoot two people dead, if he caught them in bed together, one being his wife. I assume that both laws are past, but it does show where things have come from and how there could be holdouts. Notable are some of the actions of some popular legislators and the gerrymandering that has been publicized the last several years. Then, there is the anti-abortion manipulations than are used to get around the Federal c constitution. Not an opinion on abortion, but to point out the disrespect for law that doesn't suit local sensibilities. Procecuters are not supposed to just make stuff up. They are to enforce law.

This is State Law:Penal Code Title 9, Section 42.01 Disorderly conduct: public nudity.

(a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly:

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    (10) exposes his anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.

(c) For purposes of this section:

    (1) an act is deemed to occur in a public place or near a private residence if it produces its offensive or proscribed consequences in the public place or near a private residence;

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        (d) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor unless committed under Subsection (a)(7) or (a)(8), in which event it is a Class B misdemeanor.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 181, ch. 89, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4641, ch. 800, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 145, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 26, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 54, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 389, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Penal Code Title 9, 21.08. Indecent exposure.

(a) A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.

(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

I don't see how law was broken. It was an officer, not a citizen offended and binoculars were necessary. It adds a record of offense that can be used against of Safebare, if any future incidents were to happen.

Did you have any legal representation? It sounds kind of roughshod, the way that you were treated.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #867 on: November 10, 2019, 06:43:15 PM »
I had representation the first time I was cited.  It didn't help.  I also contacted NAC and AANR at various times.  They were sympathetic, but aloof.  When I went to trial last year I found out why everyone is reluctant to join in this fight.  In 1998, Lacour vs the State of Texas, established that exposing oneself in a public area, whether there were people there or not, was enough to establish intent to expose oneself.  Of course that's paraphrasing.  Here is the decision.  https://caselaw.findlaw.com/tx-court-of-appeals/1021466.html

"Legislature in its great wisdom did say that if a person chooses to intentionally or knowingly appear naked in a public place or on public property, and their so doing is in reckless disregard of those who would be offended by such conduct, that such is a crime."

You are correct, I have set precedence.  But, I was not the first.  They have been aggressively citing people ever since the 1998 ruling, and winning.  The only similarity between the Lacour case and mine, is that they both involve nudity on public property.  Interpretation is not left to the plaintiff.  It solely rests on the Rangers, the DA and the Magistrate.  The only way to break the cycle is to appeal, jury trial is not an option for these offenses.  Lacour was attempting to establish a clothing optional area of the beach.  That was the justification of taking it as far as he did.  He had backing.  There is no such noble cause for me.  The most I can get is acquittal, but at what cost?  It could possibly stop them from using binoculars in the pursuit of naked humans, but that's probably all.

My personal cause is similar to what I read here and in many other naturist blogs.  I want to be human, to exist as a human, wholly, without shame.  I want to share this concept with others, as they may be receptive to such premise.  I would eagerly work with others to establish a clothing optional section of beach in Texas, if such an effort were staged.  I have participated with nudist groups in trail cleanups and other events, because they add value to my position.  I am not interested in fighting lost causes.  I cannot change the history of Texas, but I am working to guide others to a new future.

Keep fighting the good fight.

Be safe,
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #868 on: November 12, 2019, 07:03:59 PM »
"I would surmise that public nudity 1 is offensive to most people and particularity to a majority of our State Legislators, for they did indeed place into effect  42.01(a)(12) of the Penal Code. Further, two Jefferson County juries also found appellant's conduct reckless."

The legislature wasn't out on a remote isolated piece of beach. There is no evidence that "most people' are offended by nudity. There is no evidence in particular that people in a remote isolated place are offended by nudity. There is evidence to the contrary. If you make a point to be in seclusion in such extremes, then how are you being reckless? You are being careful. A person needs to be given a reasonable opportunity to cover up, if surprised. If someone uses binoculars to watch another, it is spying, it is voyeuristic, it is invasion of privacy and not reasonable. 

There is much similarity with Arizona law. This is good information. Arizona law stresses that a "reasonable person" would be offended. If there is a warning sign and you still walk into, it is unreasonable to be offended. The comparison of "imminent domain" seems far fetched, beyond the intent of the stated legal principle, which is about taking property via due process, by government entity and the burden is supposed to be on the state to prove its need.

I find the law and complainant offensive....
At least all of the judgements weren't so unreasonable.
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