By Ladieda - 28/05/2012 10:15 - Netherlands - Apeldoorn
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I think I would shoot myself if my parents did that.... I'm so sorry that you had to witness that
Hopefully your friends wont stop by today! Or the cops... FYL
Wait...so, in the Netherlands, the police can ticket you for neglecting your lawn, but they can't arrest you for exposing your naked body to the public so long as you're within your property line? Call me an ignorant closed-minded American, but that seems very ironic and hypocritical to me.
I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.... That's true in several U.S. states as well, including my own home state of Massachusetts. It's perfectly legal to be nude on your own property, even outdoors, so long as you're not actually doing anything lewd or obscene. (You won't, however, make any friends among your neighbors, and the cops might have a talk with you to let you know you're offending the neighbors and they might suggest that you cut it out.) This is NOT true everywhere. In Virginia, Eric Williamson made the news when he got arrested for indecent exposure. He went to his kitchen in the nude at (he claimed) 5:30 in the morning to make himself a cup of coffee before taking a shower, and one of the neighbors happened to look in his window and saw him. He was eventually found not guilty, but nonetheless, this case would seem to suggest that simple nudity on your own property is not flat-out legal in Virginia the way it is in Massachusetts.
I realize that different cultures have different attitudes about nudity & that laws reflect that, but you'd think a government so free with public nudity would be less tight ass about lawn care. If the cops can tell you to mow your lawn, they should be able to tell you to wear clothes in public view
It's their house, it's their garden, so it's their rules. Don't like it? Don't look.
Is this seriously being compared to Fritzl? Way to skew the gravity of the situation and impose a "big brother" mentality. You're comparing a harmless lifestyle choice to a heinous sociopath simply through word association? People can't even get their daily dose of vitamin D without getting demonized these days...sheesh!
Whoa... Two mods in one thread? I feel like I just witnessed the first sunrise. My freedom fighter popped out. It seeped out and was influenced by reading articles on mind control, followed by reading this FML thread. Here, Alan. Let me help you put those m&ms up there. *offers m&ms* Regular or peanut? If you want to get fancy, there are pretzel and peanut butter varieties.