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US Navy Building in the shape of a Swastika?
Bing Maps ^ | 7-13-12

Posted on 07/13/2012 1:16:38 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose

I saw a picture of this on my wife's Facebook page and thought it was BS. So I checked it out with a birds eye view of the island, via bing. WTF is wrong with this picture? Outside of everything that is good!


TOPICS: Education; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: architecture; coronado; navy; swastika; usnavy; vanity
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1 posted on 07/13/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose
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To: foundedonpurpose

That link didn’t work, use this and go to birds eye view
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?q=map&mkt=en&FORM=HDRSC4#JnE9LnVzJTJibmF2eSUyYnNlYWwlMmJiYXJyYWNrcyUyYmNvcmluYWRvJTI1MmMlMmJDQSU3ZXNzdC4wJTdlcGcuMSZiYj01NC44OTcwMTkyOTU2ODElN2UtNjEuMjgxODA2OTQ1NSU3ZTE4LjA5NjA0ODQ5NzQ4NDUlN2UtMTIwLjQzMjE5NzU3MDU=


2 posted on 07/13/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Well... it is a very stable design.

What’s it look like from the ground ?


3 posted on 07/13/2012 1:19:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Linkee no workee.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 1:20:19 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: foundedonpurpose

I see a building shaped like a dog bone.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 1:21:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Ok try this, its across the street.
3238 Guadalcanal Rd # 18, San Diego, CA


6 posted on 07/13/2012 1:22:08 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: GladesGuru

linkee be stinkee.


7 posted on 07/13/2012 1:22:55 PM PDT by brivette
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To: foundedonpurpose

The story has been around for at least a year.

I don’t have any issues with it. Seems to be a shape that maximizes the usable space.


8 posted on 07/13/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: foundedonpurpose
I thought they fixed that one years ago.
9 posted on 07/13/2012 1:23:59 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Why would you post about a picture without posting the picture? Isn't that nuts?

10 posted on 07/13/2012 1:25:06 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: UCANSEE2

Good thing the nazis never used squares or circles.


11 posted on 07/13/2012 1:25:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Old story, it wasn’t intentional and the Navy is changing it just to please the interwebs.
http://www.naturalsearchblog.com/archives/2007/09/26/google-maps-forces-navy-to-redesign-swastika-building/


12 posted on 07/13/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: foundedonpurpose

This isn’t fake. It happened, it’s an older building and the design has been addressed since people nothing better to do complained about it.


13 posted on 07/13/2012 1:26:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: foundedonpurpose
Cripes! Is this so hard?


14 posted on 07/13/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: newzjunkey

Have you ever seen a map of Florida?!?!

Children have access to maps and might see that. The shape of Florida is just going to have to be changed.


15 posted on 07/13/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GladesGuru

I’m trying! If some one knows how to get the birds eye photo up, that would be great. My skills are not in the world of computers.

It’s on the north end of the naval amphibious base on the strip leading to Coranado. It takes up the block between Bougainville Rd and Tulagi Rd, Eniwetok Rd and Roi Rd...

http://www.bing.com/maps/Default.aspx?encType=1&v=2&ss=ypid.YN95x402662556&style=r&mkt=en-us&FORM=LLDP


16 posted on 07/13/2012 1:31:09 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Old News..........

 

The Swastika Building

Thursday, 27th September 2007 by

Thanks to the power of Google Earth and the internet the US Navy have decided to spend as much as $600,000 on major alterations to a perfectly good barracks. The reason for the spend is that, when viewed on Google Earth, the building complex resembles a swastika.

 

 

 

17 posted on 07/13/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: I see my hands

For me yes. Thank you.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 1:32:58 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

You’ll probably get an email saying Barbara Walters is hosting a special honoring Jane Fonda as “Woman of the Year”. That one’s about 10 years old.


19 posted on 07/13/2012 1:33:21 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I saw this on the History Channel.

NAZI Wonder Weapons of 1987

They had this NAZI scientist on who said "If only we had had more time!"

20 posted on 07/13/2012 1:36:46 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Yeah, and the local courthouse, built in 1913, has swastika patterns in its ceiling.

If I cared enough, I'd post the 'Aliens' guy with the caption 'Nazis?'.

21 posted on 07/13/2012 1:37:34 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: foundedonpurpose
You're welcome.

Now here's something else to thank me for: advice. To wit, if you can't do something then don't do it.


22 posted on 07/13/2012 1:38:00 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

This has been bouncing around the internet since there’s been an internet. It’s shaped like a swastika. So what?


23 posted on 07/13/2012 1:41:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: I see my hands

A dollar sign would have worked too. ;-)


24 posted on 07/13/2012 1:46:44 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: real saxophonist
If I cared enough, I'd post the 'Aliens' guy with the caption 'Nazis?'.

ARIANS!?!

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25 posted on 07/13/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DManA
It’s shaped like a swastika. So what?

Symbolism is very important! Tear down the building, whatever the cost!

And here's another thing. There are two private swimming pools near where I live. They are close together. From the air, they look just like Tojo's glasses! Remove those swimming pools, whatever the cost!

/s

26 posted on 07/13/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Deb

Isn’t Jane Fonda still helping out the North Vietnamese?


27 posted on 07/13/2012 1:58:46 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
This comes up every few years here. There's also been a story about an Iranian airport building with a star of David on the roof and an Alabama retirement home with a swastika shape. I understand the Navy is trying to change the Coronado building's appearance so that it looks less like a Nazi symbol.

I don't know if I'd want to live in the retirement home, it even looks a little konzentrazionslagerisch:


28 posted on 07/13/2012 1:59:01 PM PDT by x
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To: Leaning Right

I’m still hung up on the black Jew question.

Are they called “Hebros” or not?


29 posted on 07/13/2012 2:01:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: foundedonpurpose

She stopped helping the Viet Cong when she started helping Ted Turner to the bathroom.


30 posted on 07/13/2012 2:01:23 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: cripplecreek

Arex Zones approves.


31 posted on 07/13/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

actually, old news, I remember hearing this in the late 70’s from sailors who were USS Okinawa and Belleau Wood


32 posted on 07/13/2012 2:02:51 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Sometimes a symbol vaguely reminiscent of a swastika is just a symbol vaguely reminiscent of a swastika.
33 posted on 07/13/2012 2:18:48 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: I see my hands

“To wit, if you can’t do something then don’t do it.”

Thanks for the advice, I’ll pass this time. It would remove too much adventure, learning, and surprise from life. I do know when to call in a pro...


34 posted on 07/13/2012 2:30:48 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

swastika dam
On the Colorado River Near Yuma, Click

35 posted on 07/13/2012 2:44:40 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Or, it could be the Native American pattern used on baskets and pottery depicting “good luck”. Depends on your prejudices and imagination.
36 posted on 07/13/2012 2:58:07 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Swastika

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The swastika (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at right angles, in either a right-facing (卐) form or its mirrored, left-facing (卍) form. Earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization of Ancient India as well as Classical Antiquity. Swastikas have also been used in various other ancient civilizations around the world. It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke shakti or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. The swastika literally means "to be good".

In East Asia, when written left-facing (Chinese: 卍; Wade–Giles: wan), the swastika is a Chinese character, its entry on Kangxi Dictionary, published in 1716, defined it as "synonym of myriad, used mostly in Buddhist classic texts"[1], by extension, the word later evolved to represent eternity and Buddhism.

Following a brief surge of popularity in Western culture, a right-facing, diagonally rotated swastika was adopted as a symbol of the Nazi Party of Germany in 1920. The Nazis used the swastika as a symbol of the Aryan race. After Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930s, a right-facing and rotated swastika was incorporated into the Nazi party flag, which was made the state flag of Germany during Nazism. Hence, the swastika has become strongly associated with Nazism and related ideologies such as fascism and white supremacism in the Western world and is now largely stigmatized there. Notably, it has been outlawed in Germany if used as a symbol of Nazism. Many modern political extremists and Neo-Nazi groups such as the Russian National Unity use stylized swastikas or similar symbols.

In the East however, as a religious symbol of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the swastika continues to be quite commonly used.

37 posted on 07/13/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: I see my hands

Who was the architect? Besides looking like it was designed by someone on der Fuhrer’s staff, it strikes me as a dumb design. Most military settings like that are designed around a quadrangle setting.

This swastika layout makes the whole installation appear disjointed and unorganized. When the men fall out for formation they’d be running around like a proverbial chinese firedrill to get into formation. For an apartment or condo complex, O.K., to give some separation and privacy to the individual residents. But for a military billet?


38 posted on 07/13/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Foolsgold

Not to worry. The Concrete Eating Monster has made a good start eating into those swastikas. Soon they’ll be gone.


39 posted on 07/13/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: foundedonpurpose
so what? efficient design is now banned???
40 posted on 07/13/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t get it. Pls explain


41 posted on 07/13/2012 4:03:03 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

They should rebuild it in the shape of a crescent, with a small star as the central office.

Coming soon from Washington.


42 posted on 07/13/2012 4:41:26 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

The bastards already did this with the flight 93 memorial, they have no ethics or values. They are from hell.


43 posted on 07/13/2012 6:00:28 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: Chode

How is that a efficient design? My dad was a architect, and big into social engineering. I grew up with this crap. How is this efficient first? Architectural engineering is a long term statement. What moron approved the plans!?


44 posted on 07/13/2012 6:08:29 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: fish hawk

No not imagination (Native American Pattern, prove it!), just historical facts. I know it’s not convenient, especially if you live in fantasy land, as most Americans do! I left the sci-fi world a long time ago, unlike allot of people that vote here. What are your facts?


45 posted on 07/13/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

If the DoD had built this in Switzerland, we could dub it the Swisstika. Hey, it's been a long week, and I'm not that funny on a good day. Thanks foundedonpurpose. Totally unrelated:
46 posted on 07/13/2012 6:35:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: foundedonpurpose
there are rules on how much "GREEN SPACE" common area you have to have for any given area of housing...

since you don't like it, lease tell me how YOU would design it

not to mention that symbol is Sanskrit from thousands of years before the NAZI's glommed onto it!

47 posted on 07/13/2012 7:23:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

You live in California1


48 posted on 07/13/2012 7:38:07 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
how'd you know???
49 posted on 07/13/2012 7:55:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Thanks to the power of Google Earth and the internet the US Navy have decided to spend as much as $600,000 on major alterations to a perfectly good barracks. The reason for the spend is that, when viewed on Google Earth, the building complex resembles a swastika.

It would have looked like that on the construction drawing plan layouts. The Architect designed it. The Navy approved it. I doubt the layout was all that hard to see. Before the NAZI's, it was a perfectly good symbol used in Asia. The NAZI's forever put an indelible stamp of horror on this symbol.

50 posted on 07/14/2012 12:07:35 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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