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Peter S

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« Reply #270 on: May 31, 2016, 10:21:26 AM »
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14525315.PICTURED__Who_is_the_naked_rambler__Man_takes_walk_on_the_wild_side_at_Bolton_beauty_spot/

The best bit about this one is the paragraph near the end which actually gets the law right!

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« Reply #271 on: May 31, 2016, 01:24:27 PM »
I didn't find much. Eventually there was a good article in "N" magazine mentioning his rally one afternoon on Berkley campus and occasional lecture visits to naturist resorts. Even those, didn't sit well with many of the nude listeners.

Stuff like this on the net will keep him legend.

Does anyone remember coverage (and I don't mean the pixils ;D) of him in national media?
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I was reading N magazine in those years.  Seems to me that I heard about "The Naked Guy" fairly often in nudist and other media.  That was before Internet.  He noticed that there is no law against being naked in California, like many places.  Since he was going about ordinary daily business he was legal being naked.  There were a few times when other people joined him but not many. 
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« Reply #272 on: May 31, 2016, 07:59:20 PM »
The bad thing is, Peter, is that they are asking for people to report and identify someone that is NOT breaking the law. What are they going to do if they find out who he is?

Kinda creepy.

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« Reply #273 on: June 01, 2016, 12:26:25 AM »
Harass and embarrass are two things that come to mind.

The whole story is ridiculous as are some of the comments."Think about the children" etc.  I think the silly season has arrived early this year. I have to wonder what the guy was doing with such a large lump of camera. I understand him doing a risk assessment walk. Perhaps he's a twitcher which would be fair enough.

It's almost tempting to ring up the paper with a name not that I'd suggest that for a minute

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« Reply #274 on: June 01, 2016, 02:11:45 AM »
This lady's experience and evolution is inspirational. Body freedom and the acceptance that it teaches is a cure to many of the worlds problems. SO many people that I have talked with have had similar experiences.
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #275 on: June 01, 2016, 10:17:30 AM »
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14527783.__39_It__39_s_nature__39____Naked_rambler__39_s_words_to_stunned_cyclist_after_second_sighting_on_Winter_Hill/

Seems the good folk of Bolton (or at least the local paper) are getting quite worked up over their naked rambler. Another meeting, another photo (another rear shot), and yet more "what about the children" responses.

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« Reply #276 on: June 01, 2016, 10:44:33 AM »
The latest comment about physically assaulting a naturist walker is quite offensive and illustrates the mindset we have to deal with

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« Reply #277 on: June 01, 2016, 03:41:38 PM »
Macho bravado! He'd most likely wet himself if he actually confronted someone who would return his advances. It's not hard to be the big tuff guy when your sitting behind a keyboard. Same as the posters who body shame celebrities; they should have to post a full length picture with their comments. Why do I have the feeling that most sit behind a keyboard with a soda and snacks? Thread drift again, sorry.
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« Reply #278 on: June 01, 2016, 07:54:41 PM »
If you look here you'll see there's a poll about walking naked. You can see it here

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« Reply #279 on: June 01, 2016, 08:40:10 PM »
If you click the poll, it is before you can check the stats. I'd like to know how many participated. If I could have seen the stats before I clicked and seen a change with my one vote, It would be a small sampling.

John Goode's comment needs some likes to push it up to the top of the comment listings and to get read. Any helpers?
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« Reply #280 on: June 01, 2016, 08:57:58 PM »
I wouldn't like to suggest it but if you were to go incognito in your browser you could probably vote again.

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« Reply #281 on: June 01, 2016, 09:02:36 PM »
After registration, you are locked in to no voting.
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« Reply #282 on: June 02, 2016, 12:31:12 AM »
I was similarly busy and may have missed evening news and the talk show circuit. So, anyone else? Remember Martinez and where you heard about him?
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I was reading N magazine in those years.  Seems to me that I heard about "The Naked Guy" fairly often in nudist and other media.  That was before Internet...

Speak for yourself, Bob. I was on the proto-Internet reading "rec.nude" in 1983, and by the 90s there were thriving naturist discussion boards. I'm certain that I heard about Andrew Martinez there.

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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #283 on: June 02, 2016, 12:49:21 AM »
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14525315.PICTURED__Who_is_the_naked_rambler__Man_takes_walk_on_the_wild_side_at_Bolton_beauty_spot/

The best bit about this one is the paragraph near the end which actually gets the law right!
peter

Actually in the most important aspect, they aren't right about the law, though if everyone believed what the paper said, we'd be better off. What they said was:
In England and Wales it is not an offence to be naked in public but it does become an offence if it can be proved that the person stripped off with the intention to upset and shock.

That's true for Section 4A of the Public Order Act, "Intentional harassment, alarm or distress". But they're ignoring Section 5, which says:
A person is guilty of an offence if he uses threatening or abusive words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour... within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.

It's always seemed to me as if that section's existence makes section 4A irrelevant, because there's no mention of deliberate intent in it, so the claimed harm to the viewer might or might or might not be deliberate but could be illegal either way. Anyway, Section 5 has indeed been used successfully to prosecute people for being naked in public, though sometimes people haven't been convicted or managed to get off on appeal. Both Richard Collins and Steven Gough have been convicted under Section 5, and this guy in Bolton could end up getting hit with it too. Unfortunately the law in England and Wales isn't entirely benign, and Scotland is worse.

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« Reply #284 on: June 02, 2016, 02:06:24 AM »
The internet, technically speaking, has been around since the early 60's. DARPA helped fund the development so tech and science centers in the universities could communicate. I remember bulletin boards being around from that period JohnP.

The World Wide Web as we know it has been around about 25 yrs., ca. 1990-91.

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