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HUGE, Huge WIN For ‘Free The Nipple’ – Laconia, N.H. Now Sticks Out, Awkwardly.

by Anura Guruge


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The de facto win for ‘Free the Nipple‘ in ‘Fort Collins‘, Colorado is HUGE and with enormous consequences.

‘Fort Collins’ was trying to enforce the SAME local ordinance, when it came to female toplessness, as Weirs Beach, Laconia.

Fort Collins admitted defeat. Laconia should do the SAME.

A Circuit Court decision has sided with ‘Free the Nipple‘.

Kia Sinclair should rejoice. She was right all along.

This is GREAT. This is WONDERFUL.

The Laconia ordinance is wrong. It is now borderline invalid.

Kia Sinclair no longer needs to take this to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Case has been decided, in Kia’s favor, in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

SIX (6) states.

Laconia has no leg to stand on.

Kia Sinclair prevails.

Free the Nipple stands firm.


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Timely Article On ‘Battle For The American West’ In November 2018, National Geographic.

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I just got the November 2018 issue today and only had time to quickly scan through the article and BEAUTIFUL photos.

It is a topic dear to my heart since I have seen, first hand, this year, as to what is happening to TRIBAL LANDS.

The “Bad Ol’ Days” are back again with the Indians, yet again, with their backs to the wall.

My concern was what was happening at Canyon de Chelly.

The NatG article is mainly about Utah and “Bears Ears“.

Please try to read this article. Hence, this post. Thank YOU.


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The First U.S. Transcontinental Railroad Was Completed This Day 148 Years Ago — On May 10, 1869.

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The fateful joining up of the ‘Central Pacific’ and ‘Union Pacific’ railroads at Promontory Summit, in Utah.

I have read a bit about the building of the ‘Central Pacific’ and it is beyond fascinating. What a story.

148-years ago. A few years after the ending of the Civil War.

Worth spending a few seconds today thinking about this.

Strange that Google has NEVER done a Doodle for this!


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There Is NO “Alienation of Affection” Law In New Hampshire.

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This post is for whoever was doing a search on this, as it pertains to New Hampshire, this morning. I am glad you found my original post, which was about the repealing of the adultery law, where I mentioned in passing that New Hampshire, thank ‘somebody’, does not have an “alienation of affection” law. It probably did at some point. Most likely it was the law in most states at one point. Very puritanical. Thou shall not mess with somebody else’s marriage. It is kind of Biblical. Extrapolation of the adultery law.

I remember, growing up in Ceylon, where we, per British law, still had “Breach of Promise” (of matrimony) on the books. So you can see the logic.

It is amazing that “alienation of affection” is still around in some states. As far as I can see, and PLEASE do not take my word on this, check in your own state, the ONLY states that still permit lawyers to file such lawsuits are: North Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah. I think it is, however, most prevalent in North Carolina. That is where I heard about it — and how and why I heard about it does not warrant discussion here. It was kind of amusing.

To be fair it, like adultery, is an equal-opportunity law, with no gender bias. The affection being alienated can be that of the husband or wife. There have been some hefty settlements in North Carolina.

I can only smile, though I am sure if you live in one of the states that still has this archaic law on the books you probably don’t think it is funny. But then again it is best not to mess with other people’s marriages. 


Irving Stone’s Monumental ‘Men To Match My Mountains’ Sure Worth Reading To Appreciate The Opening Of The U.S. Far West.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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To say that I am a slavishly devoted fan of Irving Stone does not still adequately capture my deep emotional connection with this magical author’s writings.

Two of my all time favorite books are by Irving: ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy‘ (Michelangelo) & ‘The Origin‘ (Charles Darwin). Both these books made such an impact on me that I could even claim that they were life influencing.

Ditto with ‘Men to Match My Mountains‘. As with books by John Irving (funny that two of my most favorite authors are both ‘Irving’), James Michener et. al. I pick up any Irving Stone books that I encounter. So I know that I have had this book for over 15 years! I was always waiting for the right time to read it. I had read Michener’s ‘Centennial‘, about Colorado, earlier in the year. Since I did not grow up in the U.S. my knowledge of U.S. history has huge gaping gaps. I really had no idea as to the history of Colorado and was fascinated by Michener’s incomparably related narrative. I wanted to learn more. So I knew that it was getting time to read ‘Men to Match my Mountains’. I started reading it, appropriately, during our April trip to the Grand Canyon (though this book only deals with California, Nevada, Colorado & Utah).

The book is mind blowing. I learnt so much. So many characters. So many well known names, Stanford, Huntington, Fremont etc. that I was not aware of the backgrounds. I never realized the epic adventure of building the ‘Central Pacific Railroad‘. Though I have a fairly good collection of books on trains I was devastated to realize I really didn’t have any decent books on the building of this railway. That has been rectified. I bought two books. I had never heard of Hubert Howe Bancroft. I can sure relate to him.

So this book was, yet again, as with the other two Stone books, life altering for me. I now have an appreciation, tentative as it may be, as to how the Far West came to be — and cowboys really don’t play a big part in that.

If you are interested in the history of the Far West you can’t go far wrong by starting with this book. Obviously, Irving does not need endorsements from me. He is a true legend. I am, yet again, in his debt.