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Old 09-28-2007, 03:00 AM   #1
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http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/46586

Sooo glad I paid my income taxes this year.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:20 AM   #2
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that seems sort a really silly thing to care about during this time.
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I think it's funny, leave it.

People who get pissed off just because a building looks like something that once represented a fascist regime that is all but gone now need to get kicked in the nuts. Get over it, Hitler is dead, it's just a building, don't waste thousands of dollars on such a petty thing. Damn people are stupid.
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So what, it's an ancient symbol bastardized by Hitler. I've seen it in Buddhist temples while I was in Vietnam.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:39 AM   #5
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oh god, people are retarded.
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yeah, you can see similar symbols in some roman catholic churches, too. though it'll never be associated with anything else.

either way, hilarious that the building looks the way it does. :-)
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I have a solution that's relatively inexpensive. Tell people to **** OFF.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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has anyone known about this before they read that article...
your answer should have been NO!!!
i dont see who could have so much free time to browse google earth until they find something they dont like and then bitch about it, we should permit assisted suicide to those people
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:59 AM   #9
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move the holocaust museum there. and try not to look at it with JEWGLE earth.
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1) yes, it's a little bit rediculous
2) the swastika symbol is many thousands of years old, pre egyptian even, and seemingly had a benevolent or at least neutral meaning
3) it wasn't until modern history where the swastika was used as a symbol of hate
4) the symbol was adopted by the **** party because the symbol was used by early people who lived in what was to become germany. hitler chose the symbol for that reason, to spur a feeling of national pride
5) this symbol of hate was worn by the **** party who attempted to exterminate multiple races off the planet. it is unkown how many people were murdered by the swastika wearing *****, but it is estimated between 15,000,000 and 30,000,000. That's fifteen MILLION to thirty MILLION people. That's about 10% of the total popluation of the USA. Most of these deaths were not quick and painless.
6) the government was going to spend that $600,000 anyway. I'd rather have them spend it here, creating jobs for american workers, than have them buy more computers with internet connections for African villages. Do you have any idea how many american working families will benefit from a $600k construction project?
7) that naval building belongs to the taxpayers. the taxpayers want it changed. ******* change it.

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also, let us not forget this
TABLE OF WWII DEATHS
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:08 AM   #12
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good point...but still, how many people even know about it and how many are so upset that the government should spend more than half a million to make them feel better...there are many better things the gov. could spend 600K on and it would benefit many more americans...try health care, housing, schools, etc...not another construction project, we have enough of those in Iraq, you know
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Wait a sec...people are getting angry here that $600k are being spent? You think THAT is a good example of inefficient government spending? Yikes.
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the taxpayers want it changed. ******* change it.
BULLSHIT! A few whiny stupid ***** want it changed.
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Personally who gives a ****, but if people are offended change it.

but the flip side is, The architect or engineer or anyone who looked at a damn blueprint knew it looked like a swastika so thats sketchy. At least 500 people saw the building as a swastika on paper.

Whoa there jwarriner becasue of a few whiney ***** there was the civil rights movement, sufferage, and labor laws.
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also, let us not forget this
TABLE OF WWII DEATHS
my god I read that "Wii deaths" and was all excited.
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BULLSHIT! A few whiny stupid ***** want it changed.
No, actually, those who can remember what happened only 60 years ago want it changed.

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Wait a sec...people are getting angry here that $600k are being spent? You think THAT is a good example of inefficient government spending? Yikes.
exactly. i bet it costs us more to fly Bush one-way back to Texas so he can spend a weekend at his ranch.
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Philip, BAN BUSH, lol
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Trying to whitewash society of any trace of anything that 'offends' is futile....not to mention idiotic.
Everything can be deemed offensive to someone.

The swastica is primarily an ancient good luck symbol, and a symbol of the sun and sun gods....thats why you see it on all manner of churches and temples and priestly attire. Most likely those in the **** regime who picked this symbol saw it at church or at catholic school. That symbol, along with the maltese cross, (iron cross)are commonly seen in the catholic church.

I showed this to my father, who served in WW2 in Europe...both in France and Germany....he thinks it's absurd too. Another example of futile political correctness.
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Since i was 15 Bush was banned. ask any of my gfs but back to destroying jwarriner

Oh ok well I showed it to my grandfather who served in WWII and he thinks its absurd, so lets go ahead and keep those useless facts out of the conversation. My dog also thinks its offensive.

Its not for you to judge offensiveness. If it was a building in the shape of the virgin marry being raped by a horse, I would be totally for it (have the blueprints in my trunk), but I have to take your word that its offensive to you.
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