Brrrr in the rain. PETA does it again. What gets me is that there are never any photos accompanying these stories. Perhaps the headline then would read; prudish media report on nude protest.
Nude protesters aim to stop bear killing for guards' hatsJOHN-PAUL FORD ROJAS
DOZENS of nude animal rights supporters staged a protest yesterday against the use of bearskin to make hats for the Queen's palace guards. About 70 men and women lay in the rain on steps near St Paul's Cathedral in London to demonstrate against the killing of black bears in Canada to make the hats.
PETA is not the only group to protest in the nude, well ok semi-nude, whats that mean? It was men going topless. Guess it was the penis gourd that got their attention though.
Semi-naked Papuans protest for refugeeMYOB. Prudish reactions to semi-nudity seem to be the public domain in Flordia. Flordia for christ sakes, where folks walk around in thongs. Thongs. And some politicians gets upset over a painting on the exterior wall of an art gallery. And it is a picture of a bare back. Bared back, not backside. And it is NOT a nude.
Four semi-naked Papuans personally delivered a letter of protest to Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone's Melbourne office.
City workers stopped and stared as the men, three wearing grass skirts and one an eye-popping penis gourd, danced and played traditional folk songs before entering the halls of power.
In March, 42 Papuan refugee activists were given temporary protection by the federal government, with only one denied protection and detained on Christmas Island.
Friday's protest outside the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) was part of a bid to make Senator Vanstone rethink the government's decision to refuse the 43rd asylum seeker a temporary protection visa.
The protesters symbolically flew the West Papuan Morning Star flag - an act which can lead to imprisonment in Indonesia.
Lawsuit Filed over Nude Painting
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL -- The owner of an art gallery is suing the city of Fernandina Beach.
Sid Sax says the city won't let him hang a painting of a nude woman on the side of the building.
The city says it violates the city's sign ordinance.
Sax says it violates his rights.
The city has asked him to remove an art print from the side of the building after another business owner complained they were offended by the print, which shows the back of an overweight nude woman looking into a mirror.
In Warsaw, Poland. What would the Pope say?
MYOB In India the fashion industry has been subjected to wardrobe malfunctions alla Janet Jackson. This has become a major issue in Parliament, much to the amusement of India's models and fashion insiders.“I was not dancing nude”!
Jostling for space on the sounding board of a platform that decides the destiny of our nation, were key issues affecting the life of millions.Indian parliamentarians are not the only politcial prudes who decide that nudity is far more important than other social issues. American politicians are notorious for such misplaced priorities as well.
But then all drowned in the din of protests about the "serious issue of 'accidental' dare bare acts"on the ramp. A proposal was mooted for undergarments being made mandatory for models on the catwalk and anguish expressed about clothes designed for such shows becoming shorter and tighter.
But ask fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar and he is absolutely outraged. "This is a colossal waste of time on the part of Parliamentarians.
Senate approves 10-fold increase for TV, radio indecency fines
Values that matter
Wednesday, May 24What is more obscene? Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl or coal miners killed because of lax and poorly enforced safety standards?
In the eyes of Congress, a flash of female nudity is more of a threat to the republic than deadly mining disasters.
In 2004, it took 40 days for Congress to enact legislation mandating stiffer fines against broadcasters who air material deemed obscene or indecent. Last week, Congress quickly and quietly approved a bill to increase those fines tenfold.
Meanwhile, it's been more than four months since 12 miners died in the Sago coal mine disaster in West Virginia in January. Another five miners died in Kentucky on Saturday. So far in 2006, 31 coal miners have been killed on the job, nine more than in all of 2005.
And Congress has done nothing.
MYOB has been upheld by a court in Wales. Now the question in this case is why the guy who filmed his neighbour sun bathing in the nude didn't get charged with being a peeping tom?!
Court upholds own-garden nudityIn Canada it is not against the law to sunbathe in the nude in your backyard.
THE man saw more than what he had bargained for when his 55-year-old neighbour sunbathed in the buff.
But Mr Morien Jones, 34, was neither titillated nor amused.
He videotaped her and, armed with the evidence, complained to the police that her cottage garden was not private enough for such behaviour.
CHARGED WITH INDECENT EXPOSUREMs Lynett Burgess, a nurse and occupational therapist who lives in the village of Llandyfriog in Wales, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, reported
Sad life with nude (2005)
The Victorians have become a byword for prudishness but even they tolerated Oxford dons bathing nude in secluded stretches of the Cherwell. Nobody expected 19th-century country people, who had spend the winter sewn in their clothes, to sport bathing costumes when, come the summer, they refreshed themselves by plunging into remote ponds.
It is only in our own times — when, ironically, the internet is awash with hardcore pornography and young children are sent to parties in sexually suggestive outfits — that taking off one’s clothes out of doors is unnatural.
I would say the odd behaviour isn’t stripping off in your garden; it is filming others who do. If he is so offended by human flesh, I suggest Morien Jones puts his camcorder away and grows a thick, bushy wisteria atop his garden fence.
Sunbathing - Mere nude sunbathing is not of sufficient moral turpitude to
support a charge for doing an indecent act. (Beaupre(1971)) British Columbia
Nudists can be good neighbours and a boost to business and the local tax base. But please lets not promote naturism because its controversial. Like Spring Break at Daytona Beach isn't.
Nude resorts taking off the gloves in fight for customersFlordia is missing the boat by not promoting these resorts as tourist destinations. Look at the success Jamaica has had.
The American Association of Nude Recreation estimates nudists pump about $400 million into the global tourism economy, up from $120 million in 1992. The association says its ranks have grown 75 percent to 50,000 members in that time. Nudists can chose from 270 clubs, resorts and campgrounds in the United States.
And a lot of that business comes to Pasco County, where most of the six resorts are concentrated along a six-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in Land O' Lakes, about 20 miles north of Tampa.
County officials say it impossible to put a tax value on the dozens of condos, homes and hundreds of acres of land owned by nudists.
"They're good neighbors," Pasco County Commissioner Pat Mulieri said. "They provide a wide tax base. It's great. We get people from all over the world."
Florida's collection of nudist resorts are barely acknowledged by state and local tourism officials who stick to safer terrain such as Disney, the mermaids of Weeki Wachee springs or Busch Gardens, major attractions that flank Pasco's nudist resorts in all directions.
Even Arizoan has caught on to the fact that nude resorts are a buff business.
Hedonism: people just like us, only naked
One man's trip (purely for research, of course) to clothing-optional resort
Dude ranch reopens as nude ranch
Levi's and Stetson's are definitely out at the former La Tierra Linda Guest Ranch Resort, a dude-ranch-turned-nude-ranch where Hollywood's elite vacationed during the 1930s.
Well, the hats are still OK.
The 30-acre ranch, renamed the Mira Vista Resort opens Monday as a clothing optional resort, where nudists can enjoy lounging by the pool, playing tennis, doing yoga or Pilates.
"It's hard to go back to wearing a bathing suit once you've tried it nude," said Dave Landman, one of six new owners.
The Mira is targeting a $400 million a year industry that has doubled in three years, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation.
We do have nude beaches and resorts in Canada too. Of course the most famous is on University of B.C. property; Wreck Beach.
In Australia it is still against the law to be nude at the beach.
Nudists call for legal nude beaches
Police should spend their time catching real "crooks" rather than arresting nude bathers, the Queensland Council of Civil Liberties says.
The group urged the state government to decriminalise nude bathing after Sunshine Coast retiree Ken Wenzel, 75, was charged with wilful exposure at Third Bay Beach at Coolum.
Mr Wenzel, who claims Third Bay has been an unofficial nude beach for 30 years, is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates court on Monday.
While in Germany nudism is natural, naturism as vital for health has a long social history in Germany, as one shocked American footballer found out.
After Europe, Marshall is loaded for bareAnd speaking of football (soccer) there is concern with Prince Willie meeting grown men who are naked and shaking their hands. Well we hope it's their hands.
If Keyonta Marshall ever forgot how far from home he was, he had the naked guy on the balcony to remind him.
"When we left for practice, there was this naked guy who'd stand on this balcony outside his apartment," Marshall recalled. "He'd just be naked and watching us drive by. It was just different to see that and nobody getting in trouble for doing it."
Marshall spent a little more than 2 months this spring playing for the Hamburg Sea Devils, of NFL Europe, returning just in time for the Eagles' rookie minicamp that started Thursday. He said he learned a lot, on and off the field.
Marshall never found out why the naked guy was out on the balcony every morning.
"I didn't want to talk to the dude," he said. "Maybe he was drying off or something, getting ready for work. Whatever it was, I didn't want to know."
Marshall deduced that nudity was not all that uncommon in German society.
"It was nothing to be riding by a park and just have somebody lying out naked," he said. "It's OK, I guess... I'd never do that. Only, when you go to use the saunas and the whirlpools at the gyms, you have to be nude, so I did do that."
Marshall wrote a half-dozen diary entries on his experience for the Eagles' Web site, commenting on nudity, German food (he found it bland), missing his girlfriend, and such practical matters as how to save money on overseas long distance via the Internet.
On Dealing With Contradictions was one of Chairman Maos little chapters in his little red book put out during the Cultural Revolution which happened forty years ago this year.
My how times have changed since then.
The contradiction here is that this blog based beauty contest is not being denounced for being sexist, the women taking the initivative to show their breasts are. The blogs are not denounced for objectifying women, the women comrades who challenge authority are. Hmm, comrades welcome to the Sexual Revolution
better late than never.
Speaking of the Internet what the hell is Naked DSL?
Nude bloggers upset China beauty contest
Chinese blog company refuses to remove 'immoral' photos
A recent 'beauty contest' for female bloggers has attracted huge attention and aroused fierce controversy in China.
The contest has been criticised as "sexist" and "immoral" after some contestants posted nude photographs on their blogs.
As well as physical appearance, the contestants were ranked on a variety of other criteria, including the quality of their blog postings and the popularity of their blogs.
The winner, who blogs under the name Yi Lan, is a business student from Beijing. She received a $2,500 prize.
Additional prizes of $1,250 each were awarded in four runner-up categories including 'most talented blogger' and 'sexiest blogger'.
One finalist, blogging under the unlikely name 'Hedgehog Mumu', posted several semi-nude photographs of herself on her blog. She received the most votes in the public voting, but won none of the prizes in the finals.
Opinion columnists attacked her for "offending the dignity of women", but Bo kee refused to remove the photographs because they "do not break state laws", according to Chinese news portal AnHui Hotline.
Seriously he was known as 'Naked Guy'. Which for some reason struck me as similar to Family Guy since some of the cartoon characters run around nude alot. And finally a news report with a photo.
Berkeley Icon Took It All Off for His Cause‘Naked Guy’ Who Gained National Media Attention in 1990s Dead In Apparent Suicide
Ok here is another story with a photo. Its from the cheeky British Tabloid the Sun. Definitely not a family newspaper.
By VICTORIA RAYMOND
NAKED rambler Stephen Gough stunned air passengers when he stripped off on a flight to Edinburgh today.
The former marine had been travelling to Scotland to challenge contempt of court finds made against him for being naked.
But the 47-year-old failed to make it into the dock at the Appeal Court after his mid-air stunt.
In Utah,home of the Mormons, they don't like Naked Short Selling.
"I'm glad to see Utah is taking this vanguard role," Overstock Chairman and CEO Patrick Byrne said. "And I predict this will make Utah the most attractive state for entrepreneurs and small companies in America." Now awaiting Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.'s signature, the law would get tough on stock brokers, dealers and investment advisers who engage in naked shorting of stocks - an illegal practice in which shares supposedly on loan are sold but not delivered.
In Malaysia it's against the law to expose the public to publications which contain nudity. It is also against the law to publish magazines that claim to show nudes but don't.
Fish and Game Association? T&A association. I think we file this under boys wil be boys will be dumb. Old boys club takes on a new meaning in the town of Ashland, Mass.,USA.
Sting reveals naked revelry: Ashland barroom allegedly hosted lewd bachelor bash
By John Hilliard
Thursday, May 25, 2006 -
An underage visitor to an Ashland club tipped off police earlier this month she was served booze while two strippers charmed party goers at a bawdy bachelor’s bash.
Now town officials are investigating whether the Ashland Fish and Game Club, a nonprofit group that hosted a kids’ fishing derby May 7, will juggle violations of its alcohol and entertainment licenses.
"Apparently, a bachelor’s party was going on, and strippers were present," said Assistant Town Manager Mark Purple, who was briefed by Police Chief Roy Melnick on the incident. "I think that’s outside of their entertainment license."
In art the Nude is common. But made out of Scrabble pieces?
And while nudes in art are socially acceptable, what about nude ballet?
Vacumming in the nude seems to be a fantasy for some men. Why men, why the vacuum?
Post Katrina even the neighbourhood is naked.
Nice ladies, concerned about their neighbourhood. Modern day Guinevere's turned Godiva's last year to save Lake Simcoe. No pictures from their calander accompanied the article. It is after all a family newspaper.
Striving to find naked truth
Ladies of Lake hope to demystify Simcoe's problems
Leading the charge are the Ladies of the Lake, who made headlines last year by shedding their clothes for a calendar that raised $243,000 for the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition.
The Ladies will be back this year, fully clothed, but just as motivated.
Annabel Slaight and Jane Meredith, both Georgina residents, spearheaded the successful campaign.
Their campaign also included The Wave, Healthy Yards, Healthy Waters program, promotes alternatives to harmful chemicals such as phosphorus.
And speaking of Science and the Nature of Things....we have our very own Naturist in Dr. David Suzuki.
Unlike the prudes south of us, we Canadians celebrate nudity, or is it celebrity nudes. Or is it ok for old guys to pose nude.
Look out for Conservative MP's to raise this in the house in order to cut CBC funding.
David Suzuki, CBC-TV's resident science star and host of The Nature of Things, has done it again.
To help launch the record 47th season of the much-honoured current affairs series next month, Suzuki has agreed once more to pose mostly nude. And why not? For a 70-year-old he displays a remarkably buff physique. In two shots released by the CBC, Suzuki poses like Atlas, with the world on his shoulders and wearing nothing but a brown maple leaf. In the other, he's Superman in a red cape and blue undershorts.
It was back in 1999 that Suzuki posed wearing a fig leaf in a similar promotional stunt.
And where else but in Canada would you have a rock diva named Bif Naked?
Ok so you wanted nude photos here they are. Or you can pick up the June issue of GQ magazine.
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