I could, of course, be proven wrong, and if so, I will not sulk.
Just a hunch, and it has nothing to do with the damp, cold start to the 2017 Summer we have had so far.
I am NOT sure what to make of these. Are they cute or are they sinister? You could read them either way — modesty or groping!
As ever, I will keep an eye open and let YOU know IF I see any. OK?
August 28, 2016 “Go Topless Day”/”Free The Nipple” Was Quite The Hit — New York, Denver, Vancouver etc. etc.
Click to play YouTube Video — New York.
Click to play YouTube Video — Denver.
As is to be expected lot of (sometimes breathless) coverage in the media.
Google “Go topless Day” and select “News“.
Also YouTube videos being added ALL the time.
Use the same “Go topless Day”
BUT use “This Week” FILTER to get the 2016 videos.
Today August 28, 2016, Is “Go Topless Day”/”Free The Nipple” — Not Just In Vancouver, BUT 60 Cities Including New York.
Do what needs to be done.
I have already done my part. I went TOPLESS, in public, for nearly 50 minutes, this morning — though, alas, nobody, but nobody, appreciated what I had on show.
I doubt whether I will see any female toplessness in public, in New Hampshire today, though I plan to be travelling around 100 miles through the State. SMILE. C’est la vie.
Go Topless To “Free The Nipple” In Vancouver, Canada, On Sunday, August 28, 2016 — Though Female Toplesness Is Already LEGAL!
Deanna sent me the link since she knows that I like to ‘cover’ (though that is really not the right word) all things topless. And you have to admit that it is neat when your wife supports your fervor for promoting female toplessness. SMILE.
But, to be fair, as with New Hampshire, I have mixed feeling.
Female topless is PERMITTED in Vancouver — as it is in New Hampshire. So how can you FREE something that is already FREE? That is the reason why I got disillusioned with the New Hampshire “Free the Nipple” cabal.
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Well, of course, in “Live Free or Die” New Hampshire, the top part is completely and totally optional. Despite all the clamour that would indicate otherwise New Hampshire, as a State (like so many other States), freely PERMITS female toplessness — without caveats.
But there are indeed strict laws about keeping all parts below the waistline covered to an extent — for both genders.
All that said bikinis are not that prevalent in New Hampshire — and in my experience they have never been in the 30 years I have lived here (15 of that waterfront). And you can’t blame it on the cold. It is in the 90°F (32°C) today. IF I go to any of the Lake Winnipesaukee beaches I am sure the bikini quotient will be under 50% — possibly way under.
Given that the the subtitle of this blog does say “A life of granite in NH” I feel that it is my duty to share such insights with YOU.
If You Are Waiting For A Tax Refund From The State Of New Hampshire State Best To Call After 3 Months.
‘They’ have up to 3 YEARS to send you a refund check.
Yes, you read that correct. 3 YEARS!
After 3 months they start paying you interest (though it can’t be much). However, due to this interest payment, to save the State money, they process refunds starting with the HIGHEST AMOUNTS owed. So if you refund is for ‘peanuts’ you could be waiting a long time.
All refunds have to be MANUALLY checked and authorized.
If your return was not electronic there will also be the delay while the forms are scanned and entered into the system.
But, the GOOD NEWS.
After waiting OVER 3 months call 603-230-5920.
At least in my case, when I called earlier today, ‘she’ could NOT have been more helpful. Absolutely delightful — from the getgo. She even called me back 20 minutes later to say that she had my refund approved and that I should get a check in 2 to 3 weeks! Wow. But, that is NH State. On the whole very helpful and alway cognizant that they are there to help us.
So, IF you are waiting for a refund, wait 96 days then call 603-230-5920. IF you are lucky you might get the same lady I did. I won’t tell you her name. That would not be fair.
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A New Hampshire judge, in Laconia no less, has already stated, quite clearly, that Laconia nor Gilford or for that matter any other city or town in New Hampshire CANNOT make female toplessness illegal when it is not illegal per the State. Simple as that. It is referred to as the “Home-Rule” clause.
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These arrests are already a mockery of the law (and common sense) and just gives the New Hampshire “Free the Nipple” folks an irresistible rallying point. As long as there are arrests they will provoke the police and the citizens to make the pointless arrests.
The claim that “female toplessness isn’t appropriate because there were small children at the beach” is but laughable. Small children, especially, should be familiar with female breasts. IF not their mothers must have been negligent. Please don’t try to blame these stupid arrests on small children. They are innocent in every respect.
This is just going to make Laconia look silly and pathetic — and I like Laconia too much to see that happen.
by Anura Guruge
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When I moved to New Hampshire in the Fall of 1986, 30 years ago, there weren’t that many non-whites. NH, alongside Vermont, was one of the whitest states in the Union. There weren’t too many Democrats in NH either. I know. My then wife, from Massachusetts, had the New Ipswich Town Hall, in early 1987, in a tizzy when she asked to register as a Democrat. They actually asked her to come back later! There words, after 15 – 20 minutes of scurrying around: “We are sorry, but we haven’t had anybody wanting to register as a Democrat for so long, we can’t locate the ledger for the Democrats”! I kid you not. 1987. Computerization was in its early days in rural towns like New Ipswich. It was by solving a computer problem that they were having, with their property tax system, that I finally got full unreserved acceptance in that town.
Somalis to Maine. No wonder Craigslist for Maine is full of racist taunts.
And Canadians to Vermont. Jeez! What next. No wonder Bernie Sanders wants to run for President.
by Anura Guruge
>> Black, 1989 Jaguar XJS.
>> Burgundy 2002 red Jaguar XJ8.
>> 2015: Green 1968 MGB breaks hibernation.
>> MGB: Dec. 30, 2014 in 18°F.
>> ‘The B Hive’ for MGB parts.
>> MGB gets Steve Barlow treatment.
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I wish somebody had told me about “B-Boys” years ago when we first moved to Alton 8 years ago. It would have saved me a LOT of grief, time and MONEY!
“B-Boys”, run in the main by ‘Dad’, Paul Bousquet (70), is everything I want from an auto repair shop: accommodating, forthright, comprehensive and reasonable. Paul over the last 2 weeks has been a revelation to me. I, even with my gift of gab, can’t say enough good words about him. There are some people on earth that as soon as you deal with them that you know that they are ‘salt of the earth’. Paul is one of them. He impressed me, no end, the first time around BUT I didn’t want to sing his praises until I had a second encounter. Well that was on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He inspected my XJ8. He charged me $39.95 for the NH State Inspection and for putting on my front number plate. That was a fair price. Like I told him as I was leaving, having made an appointment next week for the XJS to be inspected, he HAS ME! I am not taking my cars and the van anywhere else. He can have all our business.
I only have one concern. Though he looks in much better shape than me and I assumed me was roughly my age he is 70 years old. I want Paul around for a LONG time. I know I will never find anybody as good as him. Yes, I have met his son, Jeff, but it has been Paul who has done all the work for us so far. I ardently hope that Jeff, in time, will step into some mighty big shoes.
I found “B-Boys” in the phone book. I was in desperate need of someone to do a ton of work on our 2002 Chrysler van and get it through an inspection. “VAIN” in Alton let us down. The KIA Sportage whose lease was coming due had to be returned to KIA before June 1. Deanna had made an appointment with “VAIN” to get an estimate on Wednesday, May 27th so that I could determine whether we keep the van or get something else. We dropped the van off on Tuesday so that they would have plenty of time. Did not matter. 4pm Wednesday and they hadn’t even looked at the van! I really needed to make a decision by the weekend. I started dialing numbers. Told Deanna to bring the van home. I was not leaving it there till the next day. 24 hours was enough.
Amazes me the number of ‘shops’ in Alton that refuse to handle rust work! Vehicles in New England rust. How can you claim to be an auto repair shop in New Hampshire if you refuse to touch any rust work. That is like saying you are a dentist but are incapable of extracting a tooth. We knew the van needed some rust work attended in order to pass inspection. I wasn’t going to take it to two shops for that — one for the rust and the other for the mechanical work.
B-Boys, the name a play on their French surname ‘Bousquet’, was the fifth number I called. It was nearly 4:30 in the afternoon Wednesday. Paul answered. He said he was a full-service shop. Yes, he could take care of the rust. Told me to bring the van over. He said he will get me a price the next day and try to have it all done, if the price was acceptable, by Saturday, maybe Friday. We got the van to him by 5pm! He was true to his word. His prices were not bad. I was impressed.
He knew Jags. He knew and had worked with British cars. Unlike Alton mechanics he is willing to work on any car — personally order and get hold of any required part. My type of shop.
I only had one request with the XJ8. He had to make sure his hands were squeaky clean. And when I took the Jag over he had made sure his hands were clean.
So, if you haven’t figured it out as yet, I am recommending, HIGHLY RECOMMENDING, Paul Bousquet of “B-Boys” as one heck of a mechanic and owner of a full-service, no nonsense auto repair shop. If you are within 30 miles of Barnstead do yourself a favor. Go to B-Boys. You will thank ME for this tip.