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  •  you don't call reporters because a kid doesn't (5+ / 0-)

    wear pants in their own yard.  WTF is wrong with you people?  There is no need for any next step at ALL unless the child is out in the public street - and only then if nudity is illegal.

    There is no reason to be all up in this families business when the authorities have already explained they are aware, the kid is "special" - AND the parents are dealing with it.

    Just stop looking at the naked kid and if he's out in the street tell him gently to go back in to the yard, he could get hurt in the road.  The naked is clearly not a problem for the kid - so stop making it a problem.

    And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

    by Mortifyd on Mon May 06, 2013 at 09:57:13 PM PDT

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    •  I'm kind of "mortifyd" (4+ / 0-)
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      that you can't seem to see that this diarist, and others writing here can see this, diarist only had concern for the oddness of multiple days of sitting nude and wanted to make sure the child is safe.

      But never mind, somehow you have turned it on the diarist and others and you insinuate the diarist was gawking at a nude child. How warped is that? In my opinion, that's a very odd thought process you've had from this diary.

      I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

      by KayCeSF on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:12:54 PM PDT

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      •  Looking at the comment above, this seems to feel (5+ / 0-)
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        like mortifyd is really taking this personally for some reason. While I am quite well acquainted with "nosy neighbors" I do not think the diarist was being unreasonable or wierd. As I stated above, attitudes about nudity vary widely. That's why there are nudist colonies/campgrounds/beaches. My take is that the diarist is looking for some affirmation that a 8-12 yr old naked in the front yard on a fairly daily basis isn't "normal". I would have to agree. Now if CPS has investigated and has figured that the kid is autistic or something and "no harm, no foul" - then diarist should mind their own bidness from now on when driving/biking/walking by. This discussion feels like it could easily veer into a meta war. sigh. This is my last comment on the subject.

        if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

        by mrsgoo on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:24:58 PM PDT

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        •  I don't like people assuming it's their job (1+ / 0-)
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          to enforce their idea of social rules on private property and then seek out reassurance from others.  It really rubs me the wrong way.

          I don't come from nudists, I don't leave my room without being fully dressed.  But this is the second diary by this individual where they have sought out reassurance that they are right for getting up in other people's business - without taking the presented opportunities to gather more information.  That really rubs me the wrong way.

          There is concern, and then there is straight up trying to control by intentionally avoiding clarification - and I see that happening here.

          YMMV.

          And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

          by Mortifyd on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:42:49 AM PDT

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      •  if you are made aware that the kid is special (1+ / 0-)
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        BY the authorities you called - then there is no further need to be all up in other people's business.  Because they have already checked out the situation enough to KNOW what is going on and inform the helpful diarist - who is now seeking public approval for their actions because they aren't satisfied with how it went down.

        And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

        by Mortifyd on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:29:43 PM PDT

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        •  I think diarist can allow the officials to attend (1+ / 0-)
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          to this, as well. Many have stated as much as well. But her initial concerns and reasoning for calling said officials is very understandable, and there's nothing odd-ball about her concern even as she gave it time to see if after the first or second time seeing the child she should call said officials.

          I think you have taken a diary and turned it into some kind of condemnation for diarist's concerns about a plausible safety issue concerning a young child.

          I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

          by KayCeSF on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:46:31 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe the news thing wasn't a good suggestion (1+ / 0-)
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      I was mostly trying to address the diarist's feelings of uncertainty in what their next course of action should be. I certainly was not making the case that they should immediately go to the media. I think I was clear about that being a very serious decision. Like you say, maybe no next step is necessary; I do not think it is wrong for the diarist to ask for some advice in this regard.

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