Dating show branded a sham as Take Me Out producers ‘tell girls which partners to pick’ – by Jane Bunce – PUBLISHED: 10:16 GMT, 17 March 2012 | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 17 March 2012
Contestants on Take Me Out have reportedly labelled the ITV dating programme a sham amid claims producers are telling them who they are allowed to pick.
Several girls have alleged that producers told them they would be kicked off the programme unless they agreed to show an interest in men who did not attract them.
And male contestants were apparently left humiliated by leaving the show dateless, after women were ordered not to choose them.
No lighty, no likey! Some contestants on the show, hosted by Paddy McGuiness, have alleged that producers try to tell them who to pick
‘The whole thing is totally misleading and leaves a whole lot of people feeling humiliated and exploited afterwards,’ one girl apparently complained.
New Take Me Out scandal as second winner reveals she was a ‘prostitute’ following Aaron’s escort revelations
The Take Me Out sex party: Contestants trashed £4.5m mansion during two-day mass orgy
Programme makers Talkback Thames have denied the claims. The TV show has been dogged by controversies this season, after it emerged a male contestant was an escort, and the girl he picked later revealed she used to work as a prostitute.
On the popular programme, a single man tries to impress 30 single ladies across a series of rounds. Each girl has a light which they switch off if they are not interested. If any girls have their lights on at the end, the men can pick one of them to take on a date.
Each prospective Romeo faces 30 single women and their lights. But now some contestants have alleged they are being told who to pick
One contestant reportedly complained that production staff had ordered the girls to be less picky and keep their lights on for a man who didn’t interest them.
‘The producers pulled some of the girls in and said, ‘If you’re waiting for George Clooney or Brad Pitt, they’re not coming’. They told us to keep our lights on for the next contestant, who was more than 10 years younger than me. I refused and was taken off,’ she told the Daily Mirror.
Girls who had not picked any men after a few weeks may also be cut from the show.
Another girl reported that producers also deliberately dragged out scenes with the ‘more eccentric male contestants’ by ordering girls to leave their lights on even when none of the women were interested.
Producers also apparently ordered them to reject men down even if they liked them, ‘to make better television’, one girl claimed.
‘I really fancied a bloke on my first week on the show, he was just my type, but the producers made it quite clear I wasn’t to pick him and he left without a date.
‘It’s a shame because in the end he went away feeling a fool for going on the show.’
The girl ended up going on a date with another man she wasn’t really interested in, billing it ‘a waste of time’.
But after telling the original beau when filming finished that she had actually been interested, they ended up seeing each other outside the show.
One prospective Romeo apparently took his complaints to the programme-makers, telling them he knew that some girls had wanted to pick him but had been asked to turn him down.
Claims: Producers told some female contestants ‘if you’re waiting for George Clooney or Brad Pitt, they’re not coming’
The makers, Talkback Thames, denied all the claims.
‘We strongly refute any claims that we tell the contestants how to act or how to respond – turning a light on or off is entirely up to individual choice,’ a spokesperson said.
The show has been beset by scandals over recent months.
A male contestant was later revealed to be a £50-an-hour escort – with a criminal conviction for punching a girl in a pub.
And it later emerged that the girl who won a date with him had worked as a prostitute.
Love match: Aaron was seen on Saturday night’s show picking 28-year-old Wen for a date. Seen here with Wen and host Paddy McGuinness
Love match: Aaron picked Wen as his date, but the pair were later revealed to have had a colourful employment history
Wen-Jing Mo won at date with Aaron Withers on the hit ITV show in January and the pair were whisked off to Cyprus in the hope that romance would blossom. But the embarrassed programme had to axe footage of the pair together after their colourful work histories were revealed.
Take Me Out contestants also caused thousands of pounds of damage to a £4.5 million Grade II listed mansion in a two night sex and alcohol party organised by one of the people appearing on the show.
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Why would anyone be surprised by this? Back in the 90s when I was a student I applied to participate in Blind Date as a joke as I was single. A few months later I started dating a guy and coincidentally received a call from the Blind Date team a few weeks after I had met him asking me if I would like to take part in the show. I told them that I was now with someone and they told me that it was not a problem and I could still participate and perhaps I would like to ask him if he would like to participate as well! Needless to say neither of us took them up on their offer!
– Kate, Epsom, 17/3/2012 23:00
All about Paddy!!
– anna, st helens, 17/3/2012 22:48
This show is all about Paddy! The main reason I watch it- hilarious!
– anna, st helens, 17/3/2012 22:45
This show is about paddy! Love him!
– anna, st helens, 17/3/2012 22:40
Mind numbing rubbish anyway so who cares? Just take it off and do us all a favour.
– Sdemnips, Birmingham, 17/3/2012 22:01
Its ITV what do you expect , all they know is reality shows , so hopefully if people dont watch ITV will have a reality check HA HA
– kathy, kent, 17/3/2012 21:52
Not really surprised – but Friday and Saturday night tv is appalling. Is this program really what we what our young children watching , as it’s Saturday most of them are allowed to stay up late
– mrsbradfield, west midlands, 17/3/2012 21:37
This programme is COMPLETELY pointless. It’s out of date, and boring. It is VERY POOR television.
– Missnoma, St Helier, 17/3/2012 21:35
Dont know what to make of this article. I watch the show but..these claims? Are they just from bitter people? Not too sure, what if there IS truth to them?
– Anti Illuminati, Everywhere, 17/3/2012 21:27
If these allegations are true..then the show should be axed !!!
– what, yorkshire, 17/3/2012 20:49
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While we all do also know that we don’t just exist on the physical world and mental world, but also many more levels we are not aware of, heres a spiritual theory. These sorts of programmes are used to ‘attack’ specific phenotypes which are cast or chosen intentionally (despite so called auditions which have been debunked several times over) so that watching audiences will subconsciously ‘brand’ whoever loses as losers (already predetermined by some angry nutcase in a position to decide what we watch, who will doubtless influence MORE nutcases – i.e. a generation of unsuspecting viewers) and thus ‘create’ a underclass of that phenotype. This is eventually intended to benefit the producers or directors or scriptwriters who have either subconscious or conscious issues with that phenotype in general. Most pf these ‘reality programmes are intended to remove competition by creating ‘waves’ of ‘loserness’ in the akhasic, a form of spiritual subjudice if anything before judgment at death.
The programes are also named ‘reality’ so as to further neurolinguistically programme the subconsious of viewers to ‘think reality’ and further pre-decide that these phenotypes are ‘losers’ or ‘winners’ much like a wicked neighbour or relative that makes less than complimentary remarks about some newborns at a naming ceremony, birthday, wedding or whatever. Casual remarks that are derogatory work in the same way, so the reality programme stretching over many episodes are particularly dangerous . . .
Avoid reality programmes unless you have researched properly the personality of the scriptwriters, producers and directors, the best who would doubtless not attack or take advantage of the viewers (especially afflicting the semi-educated ones who are unaware of the occult significance), but rather ENTERTAIN per se as intended by the technological tools oft abused – HONESTY please, even from a sub-culture backed by so many worldwide – as innocuous and fun intended as Hollywood . . . ).
Little wonder the Sudra-entertainer issue, or the looking down of (or fear also) of entertainers in earlier puritanical times in Western societies. They need to have a good heart first, the TV network vet the programmes first, before being allowed to write scripts or even study at the institution (same with game developers, ah poor Tupou . . . only ‘God’ knows what happened, gotta love those ‘Mucosa’ though – genetic scientists hurry up, lets break the monotony of man, even as the world RELEARNS the purpose of existence and the unhappy interactions with the astral and ethereal thus far . . . ), we all make mistakes, some initiate, others are willing participants, yet others accidental, those who proselytise via VIRALISATION or offering of monetary gain or security are no better than the ‘lowest spiritual denominator’ . . .
George Clooney released after Sudan embassy arrest – 16 March 2012 Last updated at 21:52 GMT
George Clooney: ‘We were all in a cell together. It was nice”
George Clooney has been arrested for civil disobedience during a demonstration outside Sudan’s embassy in Washington DC on Friday.
The actor was taking part in a protest to warn of a humanitarian crisis in the volatile border area between Sudan and South Sudan.
He was detained alongside his father, Nick, but both have now been released after paying bail of $100 (£63).
George Clooney is a keen Sudan activist and has visited the area several times.
South Sudan celebrated its independence from Sudan in 2011, but relations between the two neighbours have worsened since then.
The country is one of the world’s poorest regions and has hardly any roads, railways, schools or clinics as a result of two decades of conflict leading up to independence from Sudan in July 2011.
Bitter disagreements remain over oil resources and borders, with conflict raging in the border region – the focus for Clooney’s concern.
‘We hope it helps’
Speaking to reporters following his release, Clooney said his key concern was the fate of those in the region.
“Best estimate is tens of thousands of people are going to die from starvation… this isn’t a famine, this is a man-made tragedy by the government of Khartoum to get these people to leave.”
“You never know if you are accomplishing anything… We hope it helps,” Clooney said.
George Clooney gives evidence to US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The actor said the arrest was his first, but added: “Let’s hope it’s my last.”
The Hollywood star, his father and fellow activists had been led away in handcuffs after reportedly ignoring repeated police warnings to leave the embassy grounds.
He was released three hours later after paying the bail fee.
Secret Service spokesman George Oglivie told the BBC how the arrest unfolded: “George Clooney was arrested for crossing a police line at the Sudan embassy and he’ll be transported to the Metropolitan police department second district.”
Also arrested, said Mr Oglivie, were Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights leader; Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern; Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran; and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Ben Jealous.
George Clooney’s arrest comes a day after he met President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the Sudan situation.
Ahead of the rally, he said he thought the president was “very engaged” on the issue of Sudan.
Clooney also called on the Sudanese government to allow humanitarian aid in to the area immediately and to “stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children”.
The actor recently secretly travelled across the border to the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, where his group apparently witnessed a rocket attack. A YouTube video of the visit was uploaded on Thursday.
He told the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week that what was happening in the region was “ominously similar” to the violence in Darfur.
The UN estimates that nearly 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million been displaced since the Darfur conflict broke out in 2003.
The northern states are a blanket of desert, broken only by the fertile Nile corridor. South Sudan is covered by green swathes of grassland, swamps and tropical forest.
Sudan’s arid north is mainly home to Arabic-speaking Muslims. But in South Sudan there is no dominant culture. The Dinkas and the Nuers are the largest of more than 200 ethnic groups, each with its own languages and traditional beliefs, alongside Christianity and Islam.
The health inequalities in Sudan are illustrated by infant mortality rates. In South Sudan, one in 10 children die before their first birthday. Whereas in the more developed northern states, such as Gezira and White Nile, half of those children would be expected to survive.
Map showing percentage of households using improved water and sanitation in Sudan, source: Sudan household health survey 2006
The gulf in water resources between north and south is stark. In Khartoum, River Nile, and Gezira states, two-thirds of people have access to piped drinking water and pit latrines. In the south, boreholes and unprotected wells are the main drinking sources. More than 80% of southerners have no toilet facilities whatsoever.
Throughout Sudan, access to primary school education is strongly linked to household earnings. In the poorest parts of the south, less than 1% of children finish primary school. Whereas in the wealthier north, up to 50% of children complete primary level education.
Conflict and poverty are the main causes of food insecurity in Sudan. The residents of war-affected Darfur and South Sudan are still greatly dependent on food aid. Far more than in northern states, which tend to be wealthier, more urbanised and less reliant on agriculture.
Map showing position of oilfileds in Sudan, source: Drilling info international
Sudan exports billions of dollars of oil per year. Southern states produce more than 80% of it, but receive only 50% of the revenue. The pipelines run north but the two sides have still not agreed how to share the oil wealth in the future.
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That $100 fine is laughable. Heck any 99%ter would not be given that ‘privilege’ and limelight for $100. The whole thing was contrived media b.s.! Stars do not best aid their country by leading limelight gaining protests but they CAN do something concrete like what Oprah did (schools in Africa), or open shelters for Veterans. This Sudan protest b.s. is high profile self promoting b.s..
It would be better to open a ‘Recuperation-Retirement Barracks’ (on the cheap somewhere so that more veterans can be housed, for the dignity of the ex-servicemen too injured to serve, than to perhaps let them DIE pf starvation, cold and homeless on the street. George owes the military that much! Made a bundle off the film while the actual soldiers returned home to nothing? Its just a few meals and some cheap structures, Mr 160 million asset Plutocrat Thespian George.
Thats more than 300 401Ks you got there ‘Major Gates’ (fetting Bill??). Support at least 100 veterans or go back to being a pretty boy (or as Hollywood says ‘Golden Boy’ i.e. Apple Polisher? What did the rental of Satellites cost? Not less than 401K . . . !?!). In any case People who defended the country are freezing or dying out there while you make noise about Sudan . . . while USA gets ass kicked by sand n1gg3rs, guess what plutocrats are doing? Profiting off the pain of others who defended them in trite and reality skewed movies . . . maybe the other ‘Pretty Boy’ – Boy George could also support some about 25 veterans too, being worth 4 times less . . . ALSO a plutocrat! And man do the 99% want to hurt those who stand by while the USA of A crumbles in debt and the people protecting USA are neglected when they are injured in the course of protecting these 1%ter’s asses . . .
Pulling no punches! Following her painful split from Russell Brand, Katy Perry goes to war in video for Part Of Me – By Holly Thomas – PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 16 March 2012
Her divorce from Russell Brand has dominated headlines, and the pairs’ individual reactions to the break-up have been documented at every painful turn.
Following reports surfacing of Russell making a return to his former Lothario ways, Katy appears to have gone into army-mode, and a clip from her forthcoming video for the single Part Of Me shows an unfamiliar side of the star.
Wearing full camouflage and face paint, Katy is seen being pulled to the ground and wrestling in the mud.
It’s war: A clip from Katy Perry’s forthcoming video for her single Part Of Me shows the star in full army-mode
At one point the Teenage Dream singer is seen struggling underwater with a fellow ‘solider’.
Katy is seen sporting tomboyish short dark hair, a departure from her usual colourful locks.
She announced the preview on Twitter, writing:
‘That was THEN & this is NOW: Sneak peek of my NEW VIDEO for #PARTOFME http://vevo.ly/yUcXvb @vevo. IN FULL EFFECT 3.21.12. RT!’
(Hey you know what twitter or html looks like? See below : )
Speculation had surrounded the singer’s new single Part of Me, which she performed at the Grammys and appeared to be about estranged husband Russell Brand.
With lyrics like, ‘You can keep the diamond ring – it don’t mean nothing anyway,’ many people believed that the song was aimed at the British comedian.
GI Katy: Katy sports tomboyish short dark hair in the tough new video, a departure from her usual colourful locks
Working out some aggression? The video sees Katy wrestling another female soldier in the mud
However, the 27-year-old has insisted that the track was written years before she even married Russell and their on going divorce proceedings have nothing to do with the song, despite their obvious relevance.
Katy said: ‘I wrote Part of Me two years ago and I always knew that Part of Me was a special song.
‘It feels like my life plays out with these songs. I feel like I’m in some kind of weird ‘Truman Show’ where I’m like, ‘Why is this single appropriate now and it wouldn’t have been appropriate then?’ It’s just so crazy.’
Tomboy: Katy is seen sporting short dark hair, a departure from her usual colourful locks
The blue-haired star added: ‘I guess the universe is kind of – we’re kind of like, dancing together in some weird way.
‘Does that make sense or am I being too hippie? I think it’s really important for me to write songs that are still honest and relatable because that’s what everyone else is going through.’
Her new song debuted during her performance at the Grammy Awards last month and it went straight to number one on the Billboard charts.
Mixed message: Katy says that the song was written long before her break-up with Russell, but there’s not denying the pertinence of the lyrics to her current situation
It was produced by Dr. Luke and mosty written by Bonnie McKee whom both were at the helm for her other chart toppers including California Gurls, Teenage Dream, and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).
The breakup anthem should help the star get over Russell, who is reportedly dating Mexican artist Oriela Medellin Amieiro, and her friends are encouraging her to get back in the saddle.
A source told HollywoodLife.com: ‘Katy has been very upset about the divorce.
Usual look: Katie looked pretty as usual as she performed at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this week
‘She never expected it to end and now she’s dealing with the aftermath.
‘But her friends are telling her to get back out there and date. They don’t want her to waste time being upset over Russell.’
Meanwhile Katy’s former love has found himself in hot water after being arrested form criminal damage to property.
Unforeseen trauma: Katy never expected to have to deal with divorce
A warrant was out for the actor’s arrest was issued soon after he threw a photographer’s phone through a window.
The 36-year-old comedian turned himself in to police in New Orleans Sheriff’s office today after learning he was wanted by officers.
According to TMZ, Russell was charged on two counts of simple criminal damage to property.
Russell Brand arrested for criminal damage after ‘throwing iPhone through window’
Mugshot: Russell Brand has beena rrested for criminal damage after ‘throwing iPhone through window’
Katy’s video will premiere worldwide during MTV First: Katy Perry on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:23 p.m. ET on MTV.
The star will also chat to MTV’s James Montgomery for 30-minutes about the video, her forthcoming album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (out March 26), and her forthcoming concert movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me.
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Damn, if people/journalists want to comment on military matters they should have some knowledge. She’s not dressed as an American soldier, she’s dressed as a United States Marine. The combats she’s wearing are MARPAT not UCP. Duh!
– Tony, Basingstoke, 16/3/2012 19:44
I can definitely relate to the ‘Truman Show’ comment…it’s weird having those out-of-body experiences, and I’m sure being in the spotlight only amplifies it. Kudos to her for still maintaining her creative drive, despite going through a rough emotional patch. Some people handle things like this much worse.
– JT, San Francisco, CA, 16/3/2012 19:42
For a moment, I thought the top picture was Elijah Wood.
– floss, uk, 16/3/2012 19:35
Thought it was Adam Ant in the face paint!
– Caz56, London, England, 16/3/2012 19:25
Is it me or does she look like Elijah Wood in the first pic?
– unknown, birmingham, 16/3/2012 19:04
I thought this was a photo of Elijah Wood!
– Neil, Maidenhead, UK, 16/3/2012 19:02
I’m sorry, but it’s impossible to take this woman seriously, so why produce a video with a military theme?? She’s all bubblegum.
– JR, San Francisco, CA, 16/3/2012 18:36
Honest to god… When I saw that first picture on the homepage I thought it was Elijah Wood.
– Dee, UK, 16/3/2012 18:33
She looks great, nice song and i’m looking foward to the full video.
– Sarah, UK, 16/3/2012 18:31
Thought it was Elijah Wood in the 1st pic!
– Paul , Essex, England, 16/3/2012 18:28
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Keep in character and donate something to the suffering veterans Ms Cartoon-esque Plutocrat (good take on ‘The Real Pink’ . . . but those lyrics need work . . . )! Thats 100+ 401Ks, how about ‘adopting’ those suffering, freezing and starving veterans and even making them into part of the ‘cool’ scene in a military themed ‘Veterans Club’ (REAL VETERANS!) which also houses them after hours and gives them 3 square meals a day? Also don’t lose character and go to the battlefield and become a ‘celebrity liability’ like Prince William is in the eyes of the Navy (good one Admiral Woodward – http://www.defencemanagement.com/news_story.asp?id=18911).
As for the other issue if not something contrived . . . school (perhaps intentionally) really never taught about this . . .
Filmmaker behind Kony video held for public masturbation – AFPAFP – Sat, Mar 17, 2012
Leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony answers journalists’ questions at Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan, on November 12, 2006. The co-head of a viral online campaign to hunt down Kony has been hospitalized after being found semi-naked in the street, masturbating, police and his boss said. (AFP Photo/Stuart Price)Enlarge Photo
The co-head of a viral online campaign to hunt down Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has been hospitalized after being found semi-naked in the street, masturbating, police and his boss said Friday.
The head of Invisible Children, the organizers of the Internet campaign sensation, said Jason Russell was receiving medical care for “exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition.”
San Diego Police Department (SDPD) spokeswoman Andra Brown said officers detained a 33-year-old man Thursday and took him to a medical facility after passers-by reported him in the street in the southern Californian city.
“Officers responded to a radio call to check the welfare of an individual who was said to be running in the street, interfering with traffic, screaming; one person said that he was naked and masturbating,” she told AFP.
“Other people said that he was interfering with traffic, banging on the sidewalk that sort of thing. We have reports of being in various states of undress, and neighbors in the area were concerned about him.”
While declining to identify him by name, she said: “Officers contacted the 33-year-old white male… we detained him and transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation and treatment.”
The head of Invisible Children, Ben Keesey, told the TMZ celebrity website that Russell was “now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better.
“The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday,” he said.
“Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason,” he said, asking for privacy at “this difficult time.”
Some 80 million people have so far watched the 30-minute YouTube video which seeks to focus attention on tracking down Kony, the fugitive head of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group.
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Isn’t the USA the land of the free? Look here, masturbation is not much different from breastfeeding, except it’s not a baby but a pu55y (hetero) or a$$ (homo) that gets fed . . . so if breastfeeding is acceptable in public, whats so different about masturbation, both being natural functions (well not so much for a$$ feeding but LGBT PC probably demands that right, citing sexual pleasure as a form of nourishment . . . )?
How about setting up ‘Breastfeeding Booth’ style, ‘Masturbation Booths’ or ‘Sex Booths’! If a dog can take a dump in the middle of the sidewalk without issue, so long as the owner does not leave a mess, then Jason should not be punished for QUOTE ‘running down the street naked with green jello on the body reading playboy magazine‘ UNQUOTE – Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla 1993), or masturbating as in Jason’s case . . .’ because USA is a democracy. USA! USA!
Burkha wearers and nudists should be allowed to pray or go dogging (colloqialism for public sex) or whatever ANYWHERE so long as all participants are consensual, or at very least DESIGNATE ZONES (of reasonably comfortable size) that are not too distant from areas where any and all rarefied sub-groups can express themselves – one does suspect though in Jason’s case, that Jason probably overdosed on meth or something, as holding up traffic in a generally unsuitable or unzoned area at an unsuitable time is not a ‘minding own business move along, kind of activity) . . .
Lets all have a ‘Jack-along Protest’ or ‘Jack Together Protest’ in support of Jason (Jack for Jason) in front of parliament to call off the charges! (Easier said than done, but the porn stars used to the media glare should have no issue . . . ) Decriminalize masturbation in public places (provided they clean up after?)! Well maybe a nude ‘stand in’ and Braveheart style mooning at very least . . . so whos going to organize this? Any nudist association up to the task?
Police: Family chanted, disrobed at Pa. school – Associated PressAssociated Press – Fri, Mar 16, 2012
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say four family members were arrested after stripping naked outside a suburban Philadelphia high school and chanting “God is great.”
Upper Darby police say it happened around 1 p.m. Friday in a parking lot outside school.
Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says investigators don’t know why 44-year-old Sarah Butler and three of her children — 23-year-old Joanne Butler, 22-year-old Bessie Butler and a 14-year-old son — decided to disrobe.
He says the mother had gone there around 10 a.m., demanding to see a student. After she was denied admission, Chitwood says the family lay on the ground and began chanting, eventually shedding their clothing.
Chitwood says the adults will be charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and open lewdness. A telephone listing for them could not be found.
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Yeah more nudism! USA! USA! It’s just education, let them and anyone join any class anytime so long there is space (would the pilgrims have turned down the Natives who dropped by uninvited for Turkey in numbers not too great? NEVER – defiant trespass charges overturned . . . )! Finally just think, if the USA had classes in the nude for those inclined, the effect of this strip off protest would be entirely nullified! The lawyer for these people could argue that ‘Being naked itself is not lewd, what actions taken when naked defines lewd, and lewdness is only such when done with intent to offend, so in the course of protest they stripped without intent to be lewd but specifically to protest . . .‘ open lewdness charges overturned . . . what they were doing was good for democracy disorderly conduct charges might stick but if the Judge is ALL-AMERICAN, the democracy issues should be taken into consideration – disorderly conduct charge if retained would be reasonable but would mean the judge is not as ALL-AMERCIAN after all. Red Coat prude or Blue Coat liberal will be the word to describe the judge depending on if the disorderly conduct charge is retained . . . let these public disrobing Godders go in Philadelphia . . . and raspberries to Santorum for being un-American in threatening the porn industry . . . where’s all that pent up energy going to go? More natural disasters? Or the artists’ hands and animators’ minds? For someone who claims to be all ‘goddy’, Santorum sure has a poor grasp of the uses of spiritual links of porn to ground otherwise dangerous energy that ends up fueling paedophilic madness among the priests instead of works of art.