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  1. Profile photo of HolyDiabl0
    HolyDiabl0 Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 12:46 am
    Link: Swastika Building - Navy spends $600,000 to redesign building that looks like swastika on Google Maps.
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    Scorpion4eva Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:14 am
    So that`s where all of the citizens` tax dollars are going...
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    glenbrooke Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:16 am
    oh common, the architect MUST have known
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    FatAnorexic Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:21 am
    ...A pinwheel?
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    liniarc Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:22 am
    glenbrooke- yes he must have. floor plans should always cover an arial veiw.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:29 am
    Some people are so flippin` anal. Who cares what it looks like from the sky? It`s a building ffs, and a government one at that. It`s kind of fitting really...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:38 am
    haha! your stupid government is pissing away money on this?
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:43 am
    Keep in mind the money OUR stupid government has pissed away, LazyMe484. Asshat.

    Anyhow, "We didn`t think anybody`d see it from the AIR!!" is likely the lamest excuse ever. You are the MILITARY, you`re supposed to THINK about these things. Asshats.

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    lemurarmy Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:07 am
    I`m just curious how this even got built in the first place. Nazi architect?
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    catapilrgirl Female 30-39
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:08 am
    oh people need to get over the swastika thing anyways... everyone`s so touchy touchy nowadays
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    firedragongt Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:09 am
    "You are the MILITARY, you`re supposed to THINK about these things. Asshats."

    And here I thought they should be more concerned with training troops and things like that. Silly me.

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    xboxman Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:20 am
    Who would complain about it in the first place? its not like it was meant to be a swastika...
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:21 am
    haha the links in the page are more interesting than the story itself =]
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:33 am
    "And here I thought they should be more concerned with training troops and things like that. Silly me."

    firedragongt, it appears you`re OK with your government plowing ahead without a thought towards the future. If that`s the case, then yes: Silly you.

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    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:52 am
    this is just stupid
    catapilrgirl totally agree with you people are very touchy this days...racisms comes to mind...
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    m3gann3 Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:09 am
    "Okay guys, this is going to be our biggest eff up yet.. I can`t wait for when they see this in the future!"
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    Tymberwulf Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:19 am
    This is stupid, it is four L shaped buildings in a pin wheel design built back in the 1960s. I am pretty certain there was no evil plot or design to create a swastika (which isn`t even a German symbol, it is a much older symbol that the Germans turned 45 degrees counterclockwise).

    The only reason anyone even notices it is that technology has allowed us to see something that kinda looks like a swastika. If Google earth found a terrain feature that looked like the Virgin Mary you all would completely ignore it, but one hint that the US is being bad and here comes the "I can`t believe they did that bandwagon".

    So now the Navy has to spend $600K to change something so some folks won`t be mad. A waste of money, a waste of resources, and a waste of time. Some folks need to learn what to consider important and what to let go.

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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:38 am
    The design is actually really neat. Some people are just so sensitive.
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    LKJSlain Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 5:32 am
    it looks like a swastika because it IS one...
  20. Profile photo of happyshopper
    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 5:54 am
    are you being serious, that is clearly a swastika, and sure it is arguabley a geometric shape of no importance but sadly a war that went on 20 years prior to that building made that shape a negative image that shouldn`t be displayed really. plus as has been said that must have shown up on the blue prints, the model before construction, the foundations or even someone with enough brain power to work out what it would look like from above.

    firegragongt, if you think an army has a sole purpose as simple as training troops then damn what a poor army, allthough well trained they will have no buildings to occupy as the public will have destroyed them as hate filled images. R U Kidding, nicely said lol

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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 6:49 am
    hmmm, isnt it illegal to be in possesion of swastika flags, badges etc?
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 7:15 am
    in germany yes
    in america, anything can happen
    these weird random parties that noone likes exist
    its something to do with the freedom of speech and liberty and whatever
    so its a swastika, so?
    the Buddhists use it, should we now go burn down Buddhist temples?
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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 7:40 am
    i dont think it is really a buddhist symbol really is it, i mean i think we all know the origins, bent crosses buddhist sculptings blah blah. NO. it is a swastika. it brings to mind the images of mass murder and hate, not very nice really is it. And only a fool would say about destroying buddhists, i mean some farmers actually use sycals and well i guess everyone uses hammers, wtf communists. BURN THEM!!
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    September 29, 2007 at 9:37 am
    "i dont think it is really a buddhist symbol really is it, i mean i think we all know the origins, bent crosses buddhist sculptings blah blah. NO. it is a swastika. it brings to mind the images of mass murder and hate, not very nice really is it. "
    Dude, the Buddhists had the swastika first, the nazis just altered it ever-so-slightly and it still has the same name. The word swastika doesn`t have anything to do with mass murder and hate as far as I know. In indian terms, "swastika" is derived from the the Sanskrit word svasti, which means "Good fortune, luck and well being."
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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 10:06 am
    ok smartarse, so you are saying to me you look at a nazi and think `oh my look at that buddhist symbol on his arm that means good fortune, luck and well being. ah what a wonderful world we live in` or perhaps looking at the picture this is all about are you telling me when you looked at that and didn`t think wow a nazi swastika you thought wow a buddhist indian originated symbol which means good things and was used by some others not that i care about them. please. people look at a swastika and think one thing and yes sadly the nazi party destroyed the shapes reputation much like the egyptians did to the pyramid i mean sure these things existed before but these days it does only mean nazi as sad as that may be thats the way it is, getting picky over history doesnt change the thoughts of the majority im afraid.
  26. Profile photo of SiriusLives
    SiriusLives Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 10:35 am
    I think Happyshopper is over-sensitive ;-P
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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 10:52 am
    lol, not over sensitive really i just dont like people saying stupid ass comments like oh but its not really a nazi symbol, are you joking. i mean how many millions of people died at the hands of that symbol for people to dismiss that part of its history and say it is older therefore not really anything to do with nazi`s or whatever just ignorance being disguised as intelligence
  28. Profile photo of Kain14
    Kain14 Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2007 at 11:41 am
    i`ve herd of this place before. It was designed to catch the sea wind ( it wasn`t built with A/C)
  29. Profile photo of happyshopper
    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 11:52 am
    i dont know what A/C is, but bull crap. It was clearly designed by some surviving nazi admirals that started operations again at this time in this place for the good of the riecht.

    Hmmm as i type this im thinking how that could so be the case lol. i mean they brought in lots of the rocket scientists to work on the manhattan project etc. could have been some nazi architect helping the navy after the war and sniding it in, i mean come on i still don`t understand how the hell could anyone have missed that.

  30. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
    426 posts
    September 29, 2007 at 11:54 am
    Hahaha, nice. Not a big deal though, they don`t need to waste money on that. I doubt anyone thinks that the US Navy is full of Nazis. Plus, swastikas aren`t exclusively Nazi-related anyway. The swastika was just adopted by the Nazis, it had been around for about a couple thousand years by the time they decided to use it.
  31. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    christ its not even a nazi symbol, the fact that it is a good luck symbol is probably why Hitler chose it.
  32. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 12:27 pm
    So the f*ck what. It might offend the odd sensitive jew going off on his holidays but who cares.
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    CookieKing Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 12:27 pm
    Stentorian is right, and im so happy i dont live in a country with creepy measurments & waste of money projects *coughiraqcough*
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    Money well spent. /sarcasm

    A symbol only has the values we put in them, and there are such things as coincidence.

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    uuaschbaer Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 12:47 pm
    It`s totally not worth it. Someone who gets upset about this should get free psychological help, much cheaper too.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 1:45 pm
    Well, isn`t that just the perfect way to spend out money?
    And do they know that the swastika actually means peace?
    Wow.
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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:13 pm
    why do you lot really care about that money being spent on this. you dont even now where it came from, i mean if it was from the naval budget anyway then do you really think it was goin on hospitals or housing or anything other then the means to kill people i mean maybe not but still its not known that this money is coming from a positive source
  38. Profile photo of SilentxEm
    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    September 29, 2007 at 2:25 pm
    Oh come on... people... it`s a building. We don`t need to spend a sh*tload of money on it.
  39. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:32 pm
    They should spend the money on a big sign that says "Get the f*ck over it"
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    robock Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 2:54 pm
    "are you being serious, that is clearly a swastika"

    hmm i thought the swastika was connected in the middle of the L... these buildings are not.

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    harrydick Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 3:41 pm
    Those people complaining are little pussys. If they want it changed, they should do it themselves. Pay $600,000 out of their own pocket. I bet none of them would be able to pay a cent, for it to get changed. Jeez, get over it, they`ll probably forget about it in a week anyway. I say don`t change it, unless the complainers are willing to PAY for it.

    Thats right happyshopper, I`m talking to you. You don`t even live in America, so I don`t know why you decided to join in on this debate. Would you be willing to pay for that? Huh? Do ya?

    Spend the money on cancer research, NASA, AIDS, starving children in Africa. A LOT more people need this money than you need this building changed, just so you could feel good about a Holocaust, that never happened to you.

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    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    Oh god, here we go.
  43. Profile photo of Putzpie
    Putzpie Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:42 pm
    so what it looks like what the nazi used to use for their logo, BIG WHOOP, WWII is OVER now, and all that so get over it.
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    mintsponge Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:47 pm
    woops...
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    Nytewulf Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:51 pm
    Hmm, spend over half a million dollars to rebuild it? No need for that. Anyone looking down on it just has to turn their head 45 degrees one way or another...no more swastika! Problem solved. It goes back to being the ancient symbol that the nazi`s stole in the first place. People of the world: Believe me when I say that there are still some of us Americans with common sense.
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    Nytewulf Male 30-39
    513 posts
    September 29, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    This reminds me of that conspiracy that Washington D.C. is laid out to look like a pentagram, a symbol of the devil. Basically, if your really looking for something hidden like that, you`ll find it eventually, no matter what shape it is.
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    BabiiGirl93 Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 5:02 pm
    of course sum1 saw that it IS a swastika. WHo ever drew it out had 2 know it. im not gonna go cry a river or NEthing but that is pretty messed up :(
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    Old_School Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    I don`t think it was built to offend some one, and if it was, who really cares? We shouldn`t make changes to every little thing just because it offends some one.
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    securitywyrm Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    It`s a military building. I`m in the army, and I can tell ya, a swastika shaped building is the least of the oddities in equipment appearance. "That which is stupid and works, isn`t stupid". It`s a funny `hah hah, they didn`t realize it`, but that`s all. Seeing as it`s a military facility (and judging by the parking lots and lawns, clearly not a training facility), and $600,000 is now going to be spent changing something that only 3 types of creatures knew about. 1. Space aliens. 2. Bored nerds on google. 3. Dumbasses who want to be offended and actively seek out things that they can claim to be offended by (Actual offense not required.). I swear, some people`s logic is along the lines of "Well there`s a wet floor, so I`m going to sue for falling and hurting myself on it. I didn`t actually fall and hurt myself, but I can claim I could have, so there`s no real difference.

    Building + Army = Functional.
    Internet + Dumbasses = $600,000 down the drain

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    September 29, 2007 at 7:22 pm
    um happy shopper, i thouht the swastika was taken from a native american design and the nazis just inverted the direction.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    September 29, 2007 at 7:23 pm
    *thought
  52. Profile photo of MuseofSatie
    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 10:31 pm
    The swastika has been used in religions and cultures ranging from Hinduism to Native American tribes to ancient Greece. The Germanic cultures took to the symbol when there was this surge in trying to connect ancient Europe to the "Aryans". Thus, after finding the symbol on several ancient, Indo-Iranian artifacts, the symbol became popular and seen as a kind of good-luck charm.

    Then the Nazi party took the Aryan thing, perverted it, and, thanks to their craziness, the swastika stigma was born in the minds of Western culture.

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    totzz Female 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 12:00 am
    $600,000? hmm. nice way to spend american tax dollars makin a building not look like a swastika.
    arent there more important things to worry about?
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    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 12:14 am
    Stop bitching, stfu, it`s a building.
    Gawd
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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 1:05 am
    the architect was probably a nazi. how did they not notice though?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 1:23 am
    ^ I think no one cared when it was built...

    I`m going to pretend no one cares now. I`m also gonna assume that the money vaporized.

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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 1:27 am
    Pretty stupid waste of taxpayers dollars. I don`t think any reasonable person would make a complaint to begin with, but what can ya do?

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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 4:29 am
    Just to say i think that changing it or not doesn`t really matter, $600,000 isn`t exactley the biggest sum of money to be wasting. i mean i`m pretty sure there is artwork in hospitals in this country that cost that sort of money, which is pretty damn stupid. but still the point is money needs to be wasted its the economy the money really wouldn`t have gone to anything like curing AIDs or housing the homeless.

    Also everyone who is saying the war is over get over it and its not your holocaust, well we shouldnt actively be incouraging the downplay of such an historic event really should we? i mean we happen to all know quite alot about WW2 because it is such recent history that, we know so much about and it changed the world as much as it did. If in 50 years there arent that many people who know of the nazi`s and swastikas as they are learning about conflicts in the middle east in their history rooms then i think that will be rather sad.

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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2007 at 4:31 am
    P.S. Allthough not originally a Nazi symbol unfortunatley it is little else now. it is all very well and good saying actually it is from this culture and that culture, but guess what anybody that looks at a swastika thinks Nazi, if you say otherwise sadly you are a liar.
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 4:37 am
    lol so everyone on page one was so worked up over this
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm
    uhhhhh.............
    good for them?
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    happyshopper, you`re the kind of guy who cares about what is and what isn`t PC. the kind of guy no1 pays attention to.

    anyway, i find this pretty funny, some idiot wasn`t paying attention to his lil drawing

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    mikeyisred Female 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 8:03 pm
    SECRET NAZI GOVERNMENT BUILDING!
    *cue German techno*

    what...does anybody else go on YTMND?

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    thats_nifty Female 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 11:42 pm
    tee hee!
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    thats_nifty Female 13-17
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    September 30, 2007 at 11:45 pm
    but seriously, they arn`t really going to spend money on moronic stuff like that are they?

    i mean, not when they could be saving third world children and investing in research to stop deadly diseases?

    oh dear.

  66. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2007 at 11:34 pm
    Maybe it ended-up in this form because that particular geometric arrangement actually forms a very efficient pattern. BY LOOKING AT THIS PATTERN AND SEEING IT ONLY THROUGH THE LENSES OF A WWII HISTORIAN OR HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, and effectively giving the Nazi`s a monopoly on any particular meaning that might be BEHIND this pattern, you are in fact giving their legacy more power and allowing it to occupy an entire mathematical formula, much less space in your brain and culture. Stop giving them the monopoly on this pattern; appreciate it for what it is, as well as what it has come to symbolize in various parts of the world. Otherwise, you are a prisoner of your own `compassion.`

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