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Voters in Switzerland Ban Nude Hiking
Foxnews ^ | 4/26/2009 | Staff

Posted on 04/26/2009 5:06:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

APPENZELL, Switzerland — Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps on Sunday passed legislation banning nude hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region.

By a show of hands citizens of the tiny state of Appenzell Inner Rhodes voted overwhelmingly at their traditional open-air annual assembly to impose a $176 fine on violators.

Only a scattering of people on Sunday opposed the ban on the back-to-nature activity that took off last autumn when naked hikers — primarily Germans — started showing up in eastern Switzerland.

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KEYWORDS: publicnudity; switzerland
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1 posted on 04/26/2009 5:06:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Slings and Arrows

Damn....


2 posted on 04/26/2009 5:07:25 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Oh, rats, this was on to do list.


3 posted on 04/26/2009 5:09:17 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The weather in the Switzerland mountains gets very cold. One would think that would keep men from hiking in the nude.


4 posted on 04/26/2009 5:09:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industry)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So now there’s a sausage ban in Switzerland?


5 posted on 04/26/2009 5:10:21 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Clintonfatigued
One would think that would keep men from hiking in the nude.

Not all of us {;^)

6 posted on 04/26/2009 5:11:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: KoRn

The Deutche schwimbas are where to be.


7 posted on 04/26/2009 5:11:50 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: Red in Blue PA

8 posted on 04/26/2009 5:11:52 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: Red in Blue PA

Please, NO pictures!


9 posted on 04/26/2009 5:12:18 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: GSP.FAN

Damn!!!


10 posted on 04/26/2009 5:13:17 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Red in Blue PA

Germans.

From the beaches of St. Lucia and Koh Samui to the trails of Bryce Canyon and the Swiss Alps, they are always anxious to go nude.

What is their major malfunction?


11 posted on 04/26/2009 5:13:34 PM PDT by angkor
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To: sinanju

12 posted on 04/26/2009 5:14:27 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Clintonfatigued

13 posted on 04/26/2009 5:14:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Jaaa! Nothing like a good yodel in the nude in the Swiss Alps, I always say.

linking earlier post..
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2238169/posts


14 posted on 04/26/2009 5:15:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: al baby

Hey, your is bigger than mine, lol


15 posted on 04/26/2009 5:15:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Those most likely to hike nude are least likely to look good while hiking nude.


16 posted on 04/26/2009 5:16:19 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

LOL


17 posted on 04/26/2009 5:16:26 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

All nudity stuff aside, I can’t imagine that carrying a backpack on a bare back is very comfortable, LOL.


18 posted on 04/26/2009 5:17:17 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Clintonfatigued
I just hope they don't meet any girls might be embarassing.
20 posted on 04/26/2009 5:18:59 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Is that Bareback Mountain????

< /humor >


21 posted on 04/26/2009 5:19:33 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Got that right. Ventured by mistake onto the nude beach at our resort in Jamaica once - all it took. I was pretty sure Moby Dick had beached “herself” and Moby was the only one on the beach. I think she was lying on a lounge chair but, gee, everything hung over the sides to the ground. We ran, not walked, from the nude beach. We didn’t even know it was the nude beach until we saw the sign while running away!


22 posted on 04/26/2009 5:22:39 PM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: South40

last time i posted that i got a 24 hour vacation


23 posted on 04/26/2009 5:23:35 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I read this story this morning on twitter after going to look at an undeveloped 4 acre lot. I double dog dare these yahoos to try hiking in the buff up here in the north woods.


24 posted on 04/26/2009 5:24:51 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: NormsRevenge

When it’s that cold out your yodel might shrivel to a whimper.


25 posted on 04/26/2009 5:24:54 PM PDT by seowulf (Petraeus, cross the Rubicon.)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: Voters in Switzerland Ban Nude Hiking

Barney Frank, Nancy, the 1st Squeeze and the Øbamanation ain't going to like this! It must be... Photobucket a hate crime of some kind, ya know!

26 posted on 04/26/2009 5:25:13 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: RonInNaples

It’s unfortunate that most people into the nude thing should not be seen without clothing. It’s the opposite of those who look fantastic are always clothed.

Life just isn’t fair.


27 posted on 04/26/2009 5:30:58 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: Red in Blue PA

just like everything else, the Germans screwed it up for everybody....


28 posted on 04/26/2009 5:32:18 PM PDT by bpjam (Favorite Sign Today: "Why Do We Feel Like A Ship Off The Coast Of Somalia?")
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To: RonInNaples

I was in a nude wedding years ago, came within one inch of being best man.


29 posted on 04/26/2009 5:38:44 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If nude hiking is outlawed, only outlaws will be nude hiking.


30 posted on 04/26/2009 5:43:59 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: razorback-bert

“Oh, rats, this was on to do list.”

Number 63 on my 100 things to do before I die list. Guess I can swap that out with b*%ch slap a member of ACORN while being filmed by CNN.


31 posted on 04/26/2009 5:54:32 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The time has come to tell the salmon-eating international busybodies to mind their own business.")
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To: IrishPennant

A simpler way to outlaw this practice.

If you don’t wear pants, you can’t wear boots.

Not very many people want to hike thru the mountains barefooted.


32 posted on 04/26/2009 5:55:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Surprised that they didn’t pass an ordinance saying that you could only hike nude between December 1st and February 1st. That should limit the problem to only the clinically insane, who will self-solve themselves by collapsing from exposure, frostbite or Pneumonia.


33 posted on 04/26/2009 6:08:23 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: armymarinemom

LOL
Remember that 26 below zero morning we had a few months ago?


34 posted on 04/26/2009 6:32:22 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Red in Blue PA

35 posted on 04/26/2009 6:52:05 PM PDT by NCjim ("Lies have to be covered up, truth can run around naked." - Johnny Cash)
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To: Red in Blue PA; MS.BEHAVIN; Professional Engineer; Samwise

Now why did I think of this commercial, snicker snicker.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2014866/the_bull_funny_commercial/

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


36 posted on 04/26/2009 7:00:15 PM PDT by alfa6
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To: alfa6

LOL
Ya nut!


37 posted on 04/26/2009 7:18:13 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: alfa6

I’ve gotta go hiking more often, methinks.


38 posted on 04/26/2009 7:49:57 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Naturalized Texan)
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To: GSP.FAN

Ugghhhhh—the man toy retreats a bit when exposed to the cold air.
Not exactly a sight to behold! Just sayin’!


39 posted on 04/26/2009 8:01:18 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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40 posted on 04/26/2009 8:10:20 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: KoRn
Trust me. As a general rule these are not people you ever would want to see naked.
41 posted on 04/26/2009 8:12:09 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When you're spinning round, things come undone. Welcome to Earth 3rd rock from the Sun!)
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To: KoRn

I take it the nude hikers were precisely the people that you would never want to see hiking in the nude.


42 posted on 04/26/2009 8:13:52 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: alfa6

silly boys


43 posted on 04/26/2009 8:13:56 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: tflabo
Ugghhhhh—the man toy retreats a bit when exposed to the cold air. Not exactly a sight to behold! Just sayin’!


44 posted on 04/26/2009 8:17:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Professional Engineer

Just look out for the bulls :-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


45 posted on 04/26/2009 8:17:30 PM PDT by alfa6
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To: KoRn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
New Internet Rule: Any nudity involving German men automatically falls into the category of "bad naked."


46 posted on 04/26/2009 9:21:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This is what you need.......seriesously.


47 posted on 04/27/2009 2:24:50 AM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good news because we’re going to the Alps this summer. :)

Nude hikers would leave quite an impression on my teenage daughter!
And me!!!


48 posted on 04/27/2009 5:59:57 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Red in Blue PA; Slings and Arrows
By a show of hands citizens of the tiny state of Appenzell Inner Rhodes voted overwhelmingly at their traditional open-air annual assembly to impose a $176 fine on violators.

How about just rounding the number off? Sheesh.

(Yes, yes, I know, DM --> $ is not an exact figure.)

49 posted on 04/27/2009 7:53:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Similar story in Yahoo News: Swiss Canton Bans Nude Hiking

I guess that's one travel destination to strike from my list.

50 posted on 04/27/2009 11:11:55 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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