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« Reply #915 on: January 18, 2019, 12:47:43 PM »
the call for information is just the standard response to virtually any report where there were no known independant witnesses.


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« Reply #916 on: January 18, 2019, 02:23:26 PM »
the call for information is just the standard response to virtually any report where there were no known independant witnesses.
Only to a report of an illegal activity...

I wouldn’t expect the police to put out a request for more information to a report of me being seen walking barefoot, although they did on one occasion send a police van and a woman PC to check on me. A woman had reported me walking barefoot in town and assumed I had ‘escaped’ from a local Mental health unit, not that there is one locally..... Fortunately, they said they wouldn’t respond to any future such calls.
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« Reply #917 on: January 24, 2019, 02:07:12 PM »

The naked hiker guy in the santa hat should be arrested and tried... The Charge?  Bad taste headgear! :) :D
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« Reply #918 on: February 08, 2019, 05:14:44 PM »

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/bikini-baristas-appeal-city-ordinance-issuing-dress-code-debate-definition-of-anal-cleft?cmpid=prn_nypost

I’m sure this could only become “a thing” in the US. Is this ruling an infringement of women’s rights, is it female empowerment and body positivity, or is it lawmaking gone mad? Obviously it’s not naturism in any shape or form, but it’s surely an indication of how ludicrous things can become when society obsesses over a strip of cloth to cover body parts.
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« Reply #919 on: February 08, 2019, 06:48:17 PM »

The Jesus freaks tried to do that here.   City of Spokane turned them down with their proposed prohibition of bikini baristas.   A suburb, Spokane Valley, adopted the proposed ordinance.   I never buy coffee anyway but I'm solidly in favor of FREEDOM from government.    This linked story is about a suburb town north of Seattle. 

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Ramerman argued it was the city’s responsibility to combat prostitution or illegal sexual activity

Typical CONTROL FREAK government.  They want to own and control everyone's lives.   

It is neither the city's responsibility nor even rational authority to control who is fucking whom or why.   The whole concept of "illegal sexual activity" smacks of massive government over reach into the personal lives of citizens. 
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« Reply #920 on: February 08, 2019, 07:43:04 PM »
You probably don't like helmet laws or inoculations either, not to mention speed limits, taxes, the Pure Food and Drug Act, fluorinated water or Social Security.

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« Reply #921 on: February 08, 2019, 09:01:44 PM »
I like the Pure Food and Drug Act and Social Security in concept. When corporate entities control the system, then I have problems with them. Expand social security, deliver the promise and what the name means and stop stealing the funds for other expenses. Taxes are fine with me, its just about how they are spent, the breaks for business and the super wealthy, the military industrial complex waste and enforcing dress codes, etc.

Tsk tsk, are you stereotyping somebody? ;D
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« Reply #922 on: February 08, 2019, 11:05:01 PM »
Just trying to learn more about those who post here, given that it is mostly anonymous with delayed response and limited by the lack of face to face communication. That may not be a bad thing, though. In any event, one's impressions of other people can be totally or at least mostly wrong based on what is really very limited information. We may choose to leave out a lot of information about ourselves beyond any concern for privacy, even though most of it may be irrelevant. For instance, it probably wouldn't be particularly relevant to tell everyone how tall we were. I'm 6'1", or was at one time. Other facts about me would also be irrelevant or more likely, uninteresting. But if there's anything you care to know, just let me know.  I expect there's some stereotype that applied to me, if loosely.

I mentioned stereotypes somewhere or other, maybe not on this forum. Or was it labels? Not much difference. They are probably accurate but can equally be both misleading and limiting, that is, too narrow to have much meaning. And unfortunately, you might not like the ones that apply to yourself. Life isn't fair. It isn't bad, though, as long as you're above ground.

It just occurred to me that one of my friends in college that I started with as a freshman was a spelunker and his only picture in the yearbook was taken in a cave. He for one would probably rather be underground.

By the way, I do have a lot of problems with taxes and spending--and borrowing.

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« Reply #923 on: February 08, 2019, 11:12:16 PM »

Just trying to learn more about those who post here.....In any event, one's impressions of other people can be totally or at least mostly wrong based on what is really very limited information


Blue Train, Quite the contrary in my experience - I have found that meeting those one has corresponded with on the forum proves that one does gain a pretty good impression of what people are like just from the typed conversation.  My experience of meeting forum participants has been of meeting a person I knew as a result of the forum posts not a total stranger or someone hugely different from the persona they reveal in their posts.


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« Reply #924 on: February 09, 2019, 01:34:36 AM »
I was actually able to do that once, which I mentioned somewhere. It was someone that I had exchanged messages with on a now defunct nude hiking forum. The thing is, though, our mutual interests (as here, too) were somewhat narrowly focused. But maybe that is usually the case, anyway. I don't know. Whatever you have in common is what matters.

On the same subject, I once had a job in which I regularly spoke to people around the country (no more than a dozen or so), usually once a month. I became fairly familiar with most of them through that limited contact--or thought I did. We were all corporate accountants and didn't really have any personality anyway. More to the point, however, I couldn't help but form an idea of what they look like. By and by I had a chance to meet them on two or three different occasions, so I was able to put a face with a voice. Some I had the occasion to see fairly often but the ones I only met at national meetings were something else. I had the tendency to put the face of someone I already knew that matched someone's voice. They usually didn't match that well. But that was about 25 years ago and all the faces have faded away. Most of them, anyway. I vividly remember some people that I worked with 50 years ago. Seems like only yesterday.

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« Reply #925 on: February 09, 2019, 09:44:33 AM »
I've been in touch with a few people on natutrist discussion boards, then met them in the flesh, as the expression goes, and it's always been enjoyable. But I can recall one where this guy lived in rural Virginia, and my girlfriend and I were on vacation not too far away, and I persuaded her to go out of our way to meet him. He was very cheerful and hospitable, and we had a pleasant time there, but I do recall that as we drove away I said, "If I'd known ahead of time that he was a chain smoker, a non-stop talker and lived in a trailer park, I might not have been so eager to visit him."

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« Reply #926 on: February 09, 2019, 12:31:24 PM »
I never had an experience quite like that. In fact, nothing at all like that. However, I have over the years been fairly close to some of my co-workers. I have kept in contact with a couple and we've met for lunch a couple of times. Even though we generally talk about things unrelated to work, like family, our contact with each other was still limited to where we worked. We were never in one another's home, although they all came to my daughter's wedding. So in a sense, the rest their lives were, to me, imaginary.

The two and only exceptions about visiting included visiting with someone who I used to work with over 25 years ago, who lived only about a mile from where I live. And the other was when I gave someone a ride to their home and she invited me in to show me the house. We were always giving one another rides at work. We were close to the airport and forever running people up to the airport, too. Another time, about 30 years ago, I actually went to an employee's home to see why she wasn't at work. It was only three blocks away. There always seemed to be an inverse relationship between how far away an employee lived and how likely they were to miss work, especially in bad weather. Don't have to worry about that anymore.

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« Reply #927 on: February 09, 2019, 02:33:50 PM »
Just trying to learn more about those who post here, given that it is mostly anonymous with delayed response and limited by the lack of face to face communication.

It is difficult to be actual friends with those who are our Internet friends.   Over the years I have posted my pictures and some of my back story on this forum, but the only forum member I've met in "real life" was Jbee when we both were in Colorado. 

I also have on-line discussions with other non-nudists and I've met some of them in real time. Most of the people I've met were pretty much how I assumed they would be.

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« Reply #928 on: February 09, 2019, 04:41:41 PM »
Given how different the people are that you associate with in some way in real life, either at work, as neighbors, or the most problematic, as relatives, it's good that most are nice as they are and are mostly people you enjoy being around, at least for a while. I imagine that expecting very much from internet acquaintances would be asking a lot. On the other hand, it might be that you would share information with such a person (if you weren't going to meet them) that you might not otherwise. 

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« Reply #929 on: February 10, 2019, 04:44:14 PM »

Just trying to learn more about those who post here.....In any event, one's impressions of other people can be totally or at least mostly wrong based on what is really very limited information
Blue Train, Quite the contrary in my experience - I have found that meeting those one has corresponded with on the forum proves that one does gain a pretty good impression of what people are like just from the typed conversation.  My experience of meeting forum participants has been of meeting a person I knew as a result of the forum posts not a total stranger or someone hugely different from the persona they reveal in their posts.

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I feel I should add to this in respect of Blue train's comments on how one gives a face and appearance to people you talk to but don't see.  My assertion relates almost all to how people are, not what they look like.  Almost all the forum participants I have met, I know what they look like as they have probably posted photos at one time or another.  Predicting what someone would look like from voice conversations is easier as tone and phraseology give some clues - young vs old for instance.  Corresponding by textual means only, as on this forum, makes it much harder to predict the physical attributes of people.  But I do contend from experience that the character and personal attributes of people are quite accurately communicated in their prose offerings.  Of the one or two people that have joined here and posted a profile / avatar picture after they have been conversing for a while, their physical appearance is often a surprise.  For instance, Reuben - my impression was of someone shorter and broader with no beard and probably balding!   The actual photo (provided it is of he) is much different.
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