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“Free The Nipple” Now In New Zealand Which Has Liberal But Ambiguous Topless/Nudity Laws.

by Anura Guruge



As someone who goes topless as often as I can, I have always been a big proponent of toplessness — whether it be people or cars.

I fully support a female’s right to go topless.

The one gripe I have had with the “Free the Nipple” movement, especially the New Hampshire arm, is that you can’t PROTEST for ‘freeing the nipple’ when the LAW already permits (or at least does not stop) female toplessness.

So, I basically don’t agree with PROTESTING to free something that is ALREADY FREE. To I that just feels wrong and an insult to all of those, worldwide, that are protesting against things that are unreasonably banned.

On that vein, the situation in New Zealand is interesting. Basically they appear to have no statutes against nudity. That is different from say New Hampshire which has a statute that says female topless is not against the law. Hence the ambiguity. Not having a law is sometimes not the same as having a law that says something is permitted or not. So on that basis I am all in favor of this movement in New Zealand.

Google “New Zealand Free The Nipple” for much more. Even pictures. {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge

‘Highland Games’, Loon, 2015: ‘Stuart Highlanders’ (Bedford, MA) Grade 1 Pipe Band.

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This, a Grade 1 band, was THE featured pipe band at the 2015 NH Highland Games at Loon.

They were good and also extremely photogenic. So I ended up taking a TON of pictures.

Sharing a few with you. Enjoy.

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‘Highland Games’, Loon, 2015: Some Iconic Images I

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More to come. I did take over 900 images!


Laconia Airport 2nd Annual Open House, June 8, 2013: Pictures Of SOME Of The People. [Check Other Posts Too.]

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TDS Broadband (Fiber) Internet: Long Outage Last Night In The Lakes Region, NH.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Last post about TDS:
>> Talk About Absurd. TDS Is Making Me Pay $6.89 Tax For A Telephone Line I Do NOT HAVE! — Oct. 4, 2012.


Bang! Right at midnight I lost my TDS Internet connection.

TDS does this to me quite often; twice a month. It is always between midnight and 12:20. I am still working. Yesterday, I was just about to access this blog. Nothing.

Now, anytime after midnight, even if there is even the faintest flicker, I automatically glance down at my Windows 7 icon tray — bottom right. Sure enough, the DREADED Internet down Yellow Triangle. That is the Yellow Triangle of death for me.

Usually they are back within 20 minutes. Not so last night. I am sure they will claim it was related to the earthquake — which was 4 hours 45 minutes earlier.

Basically they are doing maintenance and I appreciate the need for that. I am cool with that.

I have, however, repeatedly asked for but two things, both of which I think are reasonable:

1/ Any chance you can DELAY the maintenance till later in the morning 3am to 4am. I am sure MOST folks really are a sleep by then.

2/ Any chance you can send us an e-mail saying scheduled maintenance tonight.

Nada. Very strange company. I would say the strangest I deal with. The people CANNOT be nicer. It is as if they are trained and trained again to be polite, courteous and helpful. [I have only ever had one TDS rep. who was testy and rude and basically told me I was an idiot.] But, the faceless corporate, i.e., the amalgamation of all those really nice people, does not seem to care about me. I dread getting anything from TDS. It is never good news.

It is funny. I interact with Fidelity, GoDaddy and Bank of America, as much as I do with TDS. With those companies there seems to be a correlation between the folks you talk to and the faceless corporate. Fidelity is a prime example. I have been dealing with them for decades. Invariably the person you are on the phone with represents Fidelity; i.e., there is no disconnect between the rep and the company the rep. works for. Take for example my local TDS techie. Cannot be nicer or more helpful. I sing his praises. But, in this perverse way, he is NOT TDS. TDS is the company that charges taxes on a phone line I don’t have or refuses to listen to me about scheduled maintenance. He can’t fix it and neither can anybody in TDS. It is that faceless corporate.

C’set la vie.