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Floridians want more naked Germans to visit

The Local · 28 Dec 2011, 10:22

Published: 28 Dec 2011 10:22 GMT+01:00

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According to the Reuters news agency, Pandabare were awarded $3,800 in tax money by the Pasco County commission to get Germans to holiday in one of the organization's 16 resorts, campgrounds and clubs in the county north of Tampa.

The ads, to be placed in European magazines, will promote Pasco's reputation as the nudist capital of the US.

"The idea is to create a 'Euro-bird' season in July and August which are our worst two months of the year," said Eric Keaton, public communications manager for the Pasco County tourist agency.

Keaton claims nudism was an important part of the local economy.

The primary target market for the ad campaign will be Germany which, according to Pandabare's application document, is "a large and lucrative market whose millions of nudists are among the world's most prolific travellers."

Keaton said the advertisements, set to launch in 2012, are still in the conceptual stage, but he promised, "They are very clean, and somewhat funny."

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12:55 December 28, 2011 by KamiZ
Why is this even news?! They have only like $3,800 which isn't much. At first I was wondering if a couple of zeroes were amiss.
13:24 December 28, 2011 by Sastry.M
The most natural characteristic, unique only to civilized human beings, is the "Sense of shame" arising from individual self conscious identification , resulting in addressing oneself always as "I" irrespective physically gendered bodies, to refrain from total identity with outside natural environment. This may be because only human beings, endowed with highest mental faculties, seek to unravel "Secrets" of phenomenal creation through scientific pursuits and yet empathetically are aware of their own physical bodies as part of natural creation. This is the God given gift to human beings embedded with mental faculties ,in a manner of orthogonal dispensation, for discovering and relating subtle creative causes from observing gross phenomenal manifestations in nature.

Wonder how the above round about rhetoric relates to visiting Germans taking naked sun bath on Floridian beaches? It is the prospect of a 'large and lucrative' tourist trade into the large land of money and plenty. And also the Germans are known the world over as adherent nature lovers. The country they visit, the U.S.A, was the first to fight against the 'sense of shame' by methods of removing unwanted hairs, created by nature as a common minimum attribute probably requiring some remote biological necessity, on both gendered human bodies reaching and sustained through all life of physical maturity. Hate created in human minds, even for a single cause,isolates humanity from harmony and love innate in all natural creation. It may create an artificial wealth of mind projected promissory values but can never help to realize the ultimate purpose of human life. Also read and realize in connection with paradoxical ads of beauty clinics promoting perfect removal as well as luxuriant growth causing and covering bald plate skin areas.
16:08 December 28, 2011 by Storydale
Good luck with North Europeans sunbathing nude in Central Florida in July and August. Even those who live in Florida use major sunscreen when out for more than an 30-60 minutes at that time of year. It's a nightmare of heat and UV.
19:12 December 28, 2011 by Tanskalainen
Germans have no hair on their asses?! What the hell is up with that?!
19:19 December 28, 2011 by Landmine
Keep you nude Germans. I'm from Florida and nude camps there are an aberration few people want. not to mention the burned asses and other body parts they will suffer as the sun is plenty stronger there than in Germany...
23:31 December 28, 2011 by MunchingInMuenchen
As Sastry.M writes above, " The most natural characteristic, unique only to civilized human beings, is blah bla blahhhh bla bllllaaaahhhhhhh blahhhhh, blah blah... ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
11:56 December 29, 2011 by Sastry.M
So prompted Shakespeare to write a satirical story "As you like it"!
16:57 December 30, 2011 by ErnestPayne
Didn't the previous psychotic governor of Florida Jeb Bush (yes that Bush family) ban Nudist Parks in Florida to protect children? Or was it the current psychotic governor?
21:28 December 30, 2011 by Flint
@ ErnestPayne. That was your imagination.
01:19 December 31, 2011 by iseedaftpeople

ah, the Bush family... where the smart one is called Jeb...

*cough* hillbillies *cough*
20:58 January 4, 2012 by Vargaz
Be careful in the hot FL sun as just one hour under it naked will char-grill your veissvurst.
04:19 January 5, 2012 by sarababe
Interested in nudist dating, make nudist friends hang out naked? check out naturistmingle com Wearing Only a Smile at nudist beach!
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