I think there has been a complicit cooperation between actresses, fashion designers and the papparazi for years - elegant evening gown: hit it with a good flash, suddenly see through. That doesn't happen to dresses you buy at normal department stores.
I think Peeping Tom requires partial nudity in a place with an expectation of privacy (e.g. through a window).
upskirting really does fall between the cracks of Massachusetts law.
That deserves a comic-sketch.
Catch the perv in the act, you might be able to convict them in the court of public opinion with some good ol' fashioned shaming.
Worked on Paul Reubens.
She is not being forced to remove anything, she is completely unmolested.
Are there any metal gratings she walks over that reveal similar views?
The question becomes, is there an expectation of visual privacy below a certain height above ground? The social answer is "yes, there is that expectation, only extreme deviants don't respect privacy in that way."
Fortunately, or unfortunately - depending on your perspective, being an extreme social deviant is not, in itself, a crime. You have to cause actual harm to another. I suspect the new law will be saying something about emotional distress due to unusual exposure...
The nudity laws in Texas include a "intent to shock or disturb" clause, so nude beaches get a pass because the beachgoers aren't taking off their clothing with "illegal intent."
Exceptions made for matters of national security, airline safety, etc.
As I read the ruling, it would be illegal if there were nudity involved - so does this mean it's legal until somebody isn't wearing panties?
Does work from home have a meaningful impact yet?
At the moment, I'd say there are more people in the world treating gold as currency than there are all the cryptocurrencies combined.
If all the world's people switched to gold as the currency standard, it's o.k. if it goes to $100,000 per ounce, as long as you have a way to account for and trade millionths of an ounce - cryptocurrencies have that down pretty well.
The real miracle fiat currency of the century has to be gemstone diamonds.... I'm very surprised that they've held their value for the past 5 decades in the face of cubic zirconia and the myriad of other challenges they have faced.
Never attribute to conscious thought that which can be explained by laziness, forgetfulness, apathy, or political distancing.
Of course, I kid, this is one of those cases where somebody is going to make a political issue of it and "strip away the sham." Fedora is giving themselves a little bit of an enforcement delay, or warning, at best, with this move.
I don't know where you shop... my grocery store sells a gallon of milk for anywhere from $3.79 (same price as a gallon of premium gas), to upwards of $6, if you'd rather not have hormone, steroid and antibiotic enhanced cows excreting your beverage.
It is true that the overall margin in a grocery store is around 1 to 2%, but that gallon of milk has a whole lot more than 2% profit in it. Cost of goods run closer to 50%, which is why the stores can run unlimited Buy One / Get One Free sales all the time - they're not losing money on those items, just not making as much as they normally do. When you factor in costs of real-estate, taxes, electricity, labor, spoilage, breakage and theft - that's when the margins come down to 1-2%.
So, does this article mean that my local grocery store can merge with a couple of overseas grocery stores, they can all shuffle profits around, dodge taxes, and lower the cost of my grocery bill by 10% while still making more money? Maybe. But, then, those other businesses that still do pay taxes will have to pay more to support the existing services, you know, like roads to get to the stores.
If rules like this didn't exist, think of all the tax accountants and lawyers who would be out of work.
Taxes adjust themselves for inflation, they are a percentage of ______.
However, the taxes will need to be adjusted for the additional services provided by government today, as compared to 60 years ago.
Clear, cogent and logical reasoning. What makes you think that will have anything at all to do with reality?
I don't know about GP's experience, but any time I have explained anything to a reporter, it has come out printed as something completely twisted from it's original meaning. Case in point: told reporter "our technology has flown on Space Shuttle missions", printed in story: "Company Vice President says "their technology is going to the Moon!"" with the implication that the company stock is going to "rocket up" in value.