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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #315 on: June 19, 2016, 08:25:50 PM »
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Judging by the posts on other forums there's a lot of naked people strolling around out on the hills and in the woods. It's almost surprising there aren't more such sightings . .

In one way this could be seen as a good thing. If there are in fact many people oot'n'boot naked, yet you've only spotted 2 reports, that would imply there are many more that no one seems to think important enough to call in the gendarmes. If this is true it means naked ramblers on average are seen more as harmless than not.

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. . . but I know from my own experience that despite our appearance as a crowded little island, most people in Britain stay in town and, if they leave it, never move more than 50 yards from where they've parked their car.

This is not unique to Britain. I've been in parks and remote sites and witnessed such behavior.

I was once in a climbing area with friends. It was warmish, not so hot we thought it necessary to leave for cooler climes. We were up on a cliff practicing rappelling and saw a car, with fully surround tinted windows, pull into the parking area. A person leapt out of the vehicle video camera in hand, aimed it and did about a 180 deg. sweep of the area, jumped back in and off they zoomed.

High speed panoramas of parking lots, we assumed was his hobby. Weird!

In high traffic areas people climb out, walk around looking at the signage for that site, then leave and on to the next. I realize here in a tourist intense area this is normal for those with very little time. But I have seen others that most definitely were not in rental cars do the same thing.

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« Reply #316 on: June 28, 2016, 05:18:13 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36643725

Here's a government pronouncement we could all get behind!

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« Reply #317 on: June 28, 2016, 05:21:57 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-36652208

A case with echoes of the issues Steve Gough faced with the Scottish legal system. The English laws on nudity have the test of "causing alarm or distress" as to whether it's legal or not; a similar degree of finesse seems to be present in this case north of the border.

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« Reply #318 on: June 28, 2016, 08:27:07 PM »
Causing alarm or distress, sexual act, breach of peace. With so many different offenses lined up for use against a single act, it's a small wonder anything gets done at all. You can't move any direction without irritating someone somewhere.

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« Reply #319 on: July 01, 2016, 10:07:10 AM »
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« Reply #320 on: July 03, 2016, 11:03:11 PM »
Dear me!  Drones are a peeping tom's dream it would seem!
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« Reply #321 on: July 04, 2016, 11:35:28 AM »
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/naked-rambler-takes-fight-to-europe-fncrb0s7t

Reported in The Times today - it's behind a pay wall so we only get the first couple of paragraphs but it seems SG is still interested in his freedom campaign.

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« Reply #322 on: July 04, 2016, 09:06:17 PM »
http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/7207449/Let-me-roam-nude-Naked-Rambler-takes-fight-to-European-Court-of-Human-Rights.html

This gives a slightly more complete picture...slightly.
Then there is this, which shows his status in this European Court as to a 2014 ruling against his complaint. He lost that one, this new one is somewhat different. The old one got shut down because he knew the consequence of each offense and they merely accumulated in Scotland. This one is about ABSCO.

press release - HUDOC

hudoc.echr.coe.int/app/conversion/pdf/?library=ECHR&a... Proxy  Highlight

Oct 28, 2014 ... 49327/11) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that ... The applicant, Stephen Peter Gough, is a British national who was ...
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« Reply #323 on: July 05, 2016, 05:14:02 AM »
I have heard the percentage of people who leave their cars more than a few hundred ft is very low.   I've been with people who were not comfortable getting very far from comfort.    But when alone or with someone who likes to get off the beaten trails,  we go places,   explore the wild regions that get few visitors.     Then there are a few who try to go beyond their ability.   I was called on once to join a rescue crew at our closest state park.   Some woman who was ill prepared physically and mentally, tried (with company)   to do some rough creek rock scrambling in the rough canyon below the waterfalls.  They missed the creek they were going to go up to meet a trail,   then she broke or seriously strained her ankle.    Being kind of overweight it was a heavy bed to carry out.  A whole crew was needed because it was too rough to walk with it.  Just had to form a double line and pass the stretcher down the line, with the tail people scrambling around to continue the line in front.    I was thinking what I would do if caught in such a situation.   First I wouldn't have missed the creek. But if I had the broken ankle and had to get out.   I'd cut me a strong stick and use my arms instead of the lame foot.  Might take some time but I'd get myself out.    Reminds me of the account I read of an airplane crash in the rockies.   A couple people died,  the others seriously injured, one had a broken foot.   They waited awhile hoping rescue would find them.  But when it went on too long and no sign of anyone looking,  they decided they had to find their way out.   So the man with the broken foot being the best able to move,   headed out.  He traveled some miles through canyons and over mountains till he came to a road.   waved down a vehicle and got help for the others.   It took some sheer determination to travel so far in extreme pain, having to walk on a broken foot.     There's still some who will push on no matter how hard the going gets,  when life is on the line.    But we're talkin naked wilderness wandering.   Few people out there,  the opportunity for naked rambling is good.  Go prepared physically and mentally and it's a wonderful experience. 

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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #324 on: July 05, 2016, 07:09:33 PM »
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Dear me!  Drones are a peeping tom's dream it would seem!

I have a friend that works for a company that is developing drone technology for commercial use. He told me that private use of a drone to photograph residential property is illegal in Nevada. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen, but if you catch them out, you can press charges.

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« Reply #325 on: July 05, 2016, 07:25:00 PM »
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I have heard the percentage of people who leave their cars more than a few hundred ft is very low.   I've been with people who were not comfortable getting very far from comfort.   . . . .  Few people out there,  the opportunity for naked rambling is good.  Go prepared physically and mentally and it's a wonderful experience.

It really depends on how accessible the site is to the average person. If it is set up to be easily accessed, you will see inexperienced people doing this. If you have to put forth real effort, not so much.

My wife and I have seen on more than one occasion unprepared hikers on a trail. Generally we don't comment. They're adults. We were hiking in Lamoille Canyon once and were hiking back out to our car when we bumped into a mom with two grade school aged kids.

She was wearing a bikini with a t-shirt and her kids had their swimsuits on. They were all wearing flip-flops. She asked us about one of the lakes we had visited on our hike and we stopped and told her how far and difficult the trail was. It was getting on towards 5:00pm and the sun was about to drop below the mountains. Even in the summer it can get chilly in the mountains after sunset, plus they had no backpacks or flashlights.

We also saw no water bottles of any kind. We explained that hiking switchbacks in lowlight, no warm clothing and no water was a bad idea. She said "Oh, yeah. Ok." We gave her a couple of water bottles and said to be careful and off they went.

Amazing! She wasn't the 1st or the last.

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Naked Women Protest (?) at Republican Convention.
« Reply #326 on: July 18, 2016, 06:50:15 PM »
100 Naked Women Just Greeted Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Spencer Tunick's ​"Everything She Says Means Everything."
As the sun rises Sunday morning over the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, 100 women stand completely nude, holding large, round mirrors facing the arena. They're on an empty lot in between a fire station and a shipping warehouse, right on the Cuyahoga River. It's the day before the Republican National Convention kicks off, but on this side of the river, it's nearly silent, except for the snaps and pops of a camera.

Artist Spencer Tunick stands on a ladder holding the camera focused on the women, wiping sweat off his brow. He shouts, "We love you all! This is beautiful," as he takes photos for his art installation, "Everything She Says Means Everything."

http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a37853/100-naked-women-republican-national-convention/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=578c40cd04d301727d14b08c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

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« Reply #327 on: July 18, 2016, 09:32:00 PM »
 Some are here to send a message to Donald Trump and {{{others just wanted to take the opportunity to proudly show their bodies publicly.}}}}

Now then, that's a healthy message!
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« Reply #328 on: July 19, 2016, 04:32:02 PM »
I liked the reactions of the response community.

The 1st car comes up with 4 cops and as soon as they determine they are staying put, they take off.
The firemen show up at the fence drinking their early morning coffee. They chat, sip, take a few pics. No big deal.

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Before packing up, Tunick walks to the road where a row of photographers, cops, firemen and paramedics have lined up to watch. A man in a Cleveland Fire uniform shakes his hand and says: "It happened nice and calm and peaceful. Thank you." A paramedic tells Tunick, "I look forward to seeing it."

This kind of calm, rational reaction to a large group of naked people, that happened to be all women, minding their own business is a good sign. I hope this is a step forward and not just a typical reaction because of the convention that is there.

Protests don't have to be loud and annoying. It's the loud ones that get the most attention. From everyone. Including law enforcement. This kind of peaceful statement is perfect.

I also like Tunick's choice to use random women volunteers. A real cross section.

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« Reply #329 on: July 28, 2016, 06:42:21 AM »
Human bodies are natural, comfortable, and green.
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