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Laconia Continues To Stoke The New Hampshire “Free Female Nipple” Movement!

by Anura Guruge


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From Thursday, March 3, 2016 “The Laconia Daily News“.


I could NOT believe this when I saw it in the “Laconia Daily Mail” last week. I knew we were close to April Fool’s day BUT, alas and alak, this was not a prank.

What is Laconia trying to achieve? What is Laconia trying to prove? A Laconia judge has already ruled, twice, that local ‘anti-toplessness’ ordinances do NOT Trump New Hampshire’s “female toplessness is not a crime” law. Attempts to change that law failed just a couple of months ago. So how does Laconia think that they can get around this when Gilford could not.

Yes, I understand Laconia’s concern about ‘Bike Week’. Been there, seen that. Long time ago a female that I was with, while visiting Bike Week (from Meredith) by boat, was urged, repeatedly, by men standing on the Weirs overpass bridge to ‘bare a chest’. Much to my surprise, given that she was not noted for being shy or inhibited, she was mortified! She rushed into the cubby cabin of the boat and refused to come out. That was interesting.

So, let us NOT do a Trump on this; i.e., blame/punish the woman. Toplessness, per NH law, remains a WOMAN’S CHOICE. Pro-Choice when it comes to toplessness. But keep and enforce the ordinance that says that men can be arrested and fined for ‘asking’ women to bare it all (though I have a feeling that this would not also hold up in court due because of 1st Amendment AND because you are not asking the lady to do anything that is a crime in NH.

To I this is all crazy. Just let it be. Pro-Choice for women. 


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See post about another proposed law to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire.


by Anura Guruge

HB 1525 DEFEATED — Female Nipples Remain FREE In New Hampshire: Let’s Keep It That Way.

by Anura Guruge


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From Thursday, March 3, 2016 “The Laconia Daily News“.


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This is wonderful news, though not that surprising given that the proposed law looked constitutionally suspect from the start.

To say I am RELIEVED would be the understatement of the day.

As I have tried to explain, until my poor testicle turned blue, my annoyance with the so called ‘Movement’ was that they were TRYING to free something AFTER they found out that it was already free.

That is like me trying to whip up support to free interracial marriage. You can’t free something that is already free, and agitating to free something that is free FREAKS out people.

We dodged a bullet. Let’s please stop the insanity. EXERCISE your FREEDOM. Don’t protest it.

The Female Nipple REMAINS FREE in New Hampshire. It is a GLORIOUS thing. Keep it that way. Don’t jeopardize the freedom.

Long Live The Free Nipple In New Hampshire and Everywhere.


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by Anura Guruge

Alton Central School (ACS) Board’s Confused & Confusing Vote Against ‘Common Core’ Makes The Headlines.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
>> How come no ACS teachers attended
>> … — Aug. 10, 2013.

>> ACS Board Aug. 8 Workshop …
>>Aug. 9, 2013.

>> ACS Workshop … should be hilarious
>>July 31, 2013.
>> ACS board not 100% behind Common Core? — June 11, 2013.

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Michael Kitch, a very savvy, seasoned and astute reporter got it right on two counts: this was nothing MORE than a thumbing of noses and one whose impact is obscure to say the least.

This vote will have repercussions, good or bad.

Alton Central School (ACS) Board Votes 3 – 2 AGAINST ‘Common Core’ — Whatever The Vote Was Supposed To Mean!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> How come no ACS teachers attended … — Aug. 10, 2013.
>> ACS Board Aug. 8 Workshop … — Aug. 9, 2013.
>> ACS Workshop … should be hilarious — July 31, 2013.
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The ACS School Board vote at the September 16, 2013, meeting, however pathetic it might have been, duly confirmed my contention following the June Board Meeting that the ACS Administration and staff did NOT have the Board backing when it comes to Common Core.

This is why I have agitated, as the minutes from the Board meeting clearly show, to get a straight up-down vote from the Board on this.

It happened and it came out as I had expected — with the Board showing its contempt for ‘CC’.

I knew how Steve Miller was going to vote. He had already stated his support for CC for the record.

I was glad and impressed that Sandy Wyatt voted for CC. It is now official: Deanna and I think she is GOOD, VERY GOOD.

I had planned to get up at the first public input session and ask the Principal why teachers from ACS had not attended the Board meetings to present their side of the story.

Though I did bring it up, I did not have to. There were about 7 or 8 (maybe more) ACS teachers present, led by 6th grade teacher Mr. Richard Kirby, who I think represents the ACS teachers in some capacity. He stood up and spoke maybe four times. He did a good job of refuting the crazy claims about CC and also clearly stating the case of the teachers as to why they are in favor of CC. Thank you Mr. Kirby. Mr. Kirby, however, is not a lawyer nor a politician and as such was not as forceful as he should have been with the rebuttals. I see that a lot with teachers. They kind of get out of practice arguing with adults.

I was delighted to see Carol Locke, the Principal of Gilmanton School, at the meeting to defend and promote CC and also to unequivocally refute some crazy statements related to teachers resigning from Gilmanton because of CC that had been made at the August Workshop. That is the first time I had seen her, let alone met her. When she got up and stated her address (which she didn’t have to do) I realized that we were neighbors and that I even walk past her house on occasion. In addition to speaking as the Principal she also spoke as an Alton resident and grandparent. She has my thanks. She was impressive.

Mr. William Lander, the Superintendent, made a VERY GOOD forceful statement on behalf of the administration and staff as to their belief and commitment in CC.

But that was all in vain.

Politics prevailed. They were not voting on CC. They were voting on ideological political beliefs and their profound fear of anything that is other than their cherished ‘local control’.

But, here is the irony and I knew that this would be the case ever since I asked for the vote.

The vote meant nothing.

It changed nothing, it changes nothing!

Yes, to be fair some of the members did point this out before the vote — viz. that they were not sure what they were voting for or against.

But, they voted against their support of ‘CC’.

However, ACS is already committed and on track with a CC-based curriculum, books and testing for the 2013 – 2014 school year. That die is cast. Rotate has been reached and exceeded.

To change course they will have to take some other votes.

Mrs. Locke (first) and I (second) BOTH stood up in the second public input and asked for clarification as to what the voted meant, its ramification.

Mr. Lander, to his credit again, pointed out that the vote didn’t change anything. He was on the ball today. I was impressed.

I chased after Mr. Kirby, who left (no doubt in disgust) after the vote and asked him if he understood what the vote meant. He didn’t.

What a Board.

Of, there was healthy applause from the public gallery, but not the teachers, when the vote failed. Sad.

But, I want to applaud and thank four individuals that truly impressed me today:
Richard Kirby, Carol Locke, Sandy Wyatt & William Lander.