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    ordinances against life drawing classes

    There have been several articles on this topic. Most recently was in the L.A. Times entitled "A drawing class -- or adults-only fare?". I've been told Long Beach, parts Santa Monica, and L.A. are implementing these ordinaces.

    "City offices are saying that life drawing classes which charge a fee for service are considered to be adult entertainment. Adult entertainment venues are strictly forbidden without a city permit. Even with proper permits most life drawing classes are closed down because many are in close proximity to residential property which is forbidden by law for business of adult entertainment."

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    Okay, there were just 3 ants crawlong on my PC desk. I just slayed them all with an exact-o knife....AKSDHFHF!!! I feel them all over me!!! Great, now I'm going to looking for ants for a week because i found a family of them.

    Anyway, that just shows how stupid the city offices are. "Adult entertainment" is like looking at porno and going to strip clubs. Just because there is nudity involved, doesn't make it "Adult Entertainment". Are movies considered "Adult Entertainment" because some of them show nudity? No, and there are plenty of theaters near residential areas.

    Also, I've never been to a life drawing class, but is it really entertaining?

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    *sigh*...that is hands down one of the stupidest things I've heard recently.

    *marks up another reason why I hate this countries government*

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    The people who decided on that should have their homes searched for pictures of naked babies in their photo albums and then be arrested for posessing child-porn.

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    What a bunch of F@#KING BULLSHIT!

    So one shouldn't enjoy their studies?????????????????????

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    This is truly disturbing.

    ...actually if you read this, you'll see the law will probably be adjusted...

    http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories...219536,00.html

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    Thats it I say we oppose it by streaking

    WERE GOING STREAKING!

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    fuck society

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    Hehe, gonna have take those life drawing classes "underground". Out behind seedy bars, maybe hiring "escorts" to pose for a bunch of artists with their sweat-stained sketchbooks full of "contraband" material, always looking around nervously at the sound of distant sirens. God Bless America, and noone else!

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    that is pretty frightening; if it wasn't for dirty ole Manhattan I probably would have expatriated a long time ago

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    So if they take a fee it's "adult entertainment",what is it if it is for free ?

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    there are too many liberals in california

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    Originally posted by benzo
    there are too many liberals in california
    What the--? Are you suggesting that it's liberal to pull a puritanical ashcroft move like classifying art classes as adult fare? Or that it's liberal to object to the ordinance? I actually can't tell what you mean.

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    Ahh that sucks, don't tell me it's some soccer mom who sits at the house all day complaining about society, and how music/video games is the cause of violence and screaming "can someone please think of the children?"

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    Thumbs down

    This is really Rotten.

    Sorry had to post twice.

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    Again...

    If you read the link I posted, you will see that the law will probably not stand.

    http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories...219536,00.html

    Here's an excerpt from the article:

    Arts center says nudes not lewd

    Councilman seeks exemption for drawing workshops.

    By Jason Gewirtz
    Staff writer

    LONG BEACH — One person's art is another person's "adult entertainment."

    Seeking to fix a glitch he sees in the municipal code, City Councilman Dan Baker will ask for an exemption Tuesday to allow private arts centers to offer drawing workshops that feature nude models.

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    from time to time, you guys over the pond scare me a bit.

    i mean... how did you get around being born naked and therefore being declared adult entertainment at birth?

    and how much of an adult entertainment fee do the nurses and docs at a baby clinic have to pay? i mean... they will look onto spread wide vaginas and naked babies all day long O_o (those sick fucks!)
    im sure they get some kind of flat rate...

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    Originally posted by gekitsu
    from time to time, you guys over the pond scare me a bit.

    i mean... how did you get around being born naked and therefore being declared adult entertainment at birth?

    and how much of an adult entertainment fee do the nurses and docs at a baby clinic have to pay? i mean... they will look onto spread wide vaginas and naked babies all day long O_o (those sick fucks!)
    im sure they get some kind of flat rate...
    lol

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    Being confronted with such idiocy is one of the few occasions when i'm glad to live in germany, where nudity is considered to be a normal natural thing.

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    Originally posted by jfrancis
    If you read the link I posted, you will see that the law will probably not stand.
    This is only for the Long Beach area.

    A fellow artist I know use to teach figure painting in the Valley (L.A. County). Someone complained about the class until the city fined him. This happened a couple years ago. I never gave it any thought until recently.

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    oh. I'd have to agree that's pretty f'd up, then.

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