On Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:45:05 -0700 (PDT), Arcadian Rises
Post by Arcadian Rises Post by abc
I hope you are all well& in good spirits.
"Topless Kate pictures: Duke and duchess sue French magazine Closer"
It is certainly sad when any young woman has such pictures taken of her in a situation like this without her consent.
That being said, members of the Royal Family of Great Britain are hardly strangers to the way the press works. Photographers hiding in shrubs, jumping out of alleys, lurking in trees, and popping up like jack-in-the-boxes from manhole covers is not at all unknown to them.
Can it really be all that surprising that some enterprising paparazzo snapped these pictures and (presumably) sold them to be published?
Though it is regrettable the photos were taken, I simply cannot believe anyone is seriously surprised by this.
Best wishes to all....
What I have a hard time understanding is that there is a large enough
mass of dimwits around who care enough to be interested, thus creating a
market for absolute non-issues such as this one.
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In defense of the "dimwits": a moderate dose of gossip is good for
your mental health.
People who gossip have a certain amount of altruism that motivates
them to care about others.
Those who don't gossip and are totally disinterested in the kind of
scandals we discuss in this thread, are either too self-centred and
narcissistic, or on the verge of schizophrenia, autism, or other
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto".
Like most males, I find the nude, or partially nude, body of an
attractive female to be worth looking at...sometimes a look of greater
length than other times.
However, I am not at all selective. An uncovered royal is of no more,
or no less, interest than an uncovered commoner, or, in the case of
American uncovered females, ordinary citizen.
Photographs of nude, or partially nude, attractive females are not of
particular interest to me, though. Accordingly, I haven't bothered to
view any of the photographs of the Duchess. I have seen other images
of her, and cede that she is - indeed - an attractive female. If she
sunbathes partially clad within my view, I will look.
I have personally seen a Duchess, but she was not unclothed at the
time. Sarah, Duchess of York, made an appearance at a polo game here
in Florida that I attended.
I'm not sure if she was a Duchess at the time. Is that a title
retained, or handed over in the divorce proceedings?
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida