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    CORONADO, Calif. - The Navy will spend as much as $600,000 to modify a 40-year-old barracks complex that resembles a swastika from the air, a gaffe that went largely unnoticed before satellite images became easily accessible on the Internet.




    The Navy said officials noted the buildings' shape after the groundbreaking in 1967 but decided against changing it at the time because it wasn't obvious from the ground. Aerial photos made available on Google Earth in recent years have since revealed the buildings' shape to a wide audience.

    The Navy approved the money to change the walkways, landscaping and rooftop solar panels of the four L-shaped barracks, used by members of the Naval Construction Force at the Navy's amphibious base at Coronado, near San Diego.

    "We don't want to be associated with something as symbolic and hateful as a swastika," Scott Sutherland, deputy public affairs officer for Navy Region Southwest, told the Los Angeles Times.

    Online commentators remarked widely about the buildings' resemblance to the Nazi symbol.

    Dave vonKleist, host of "The Power Hour," a Missouri-based radio-talk show, said he wrote to military officials calling for action.

    "I'm concerned about symbolism," he said. "This is not the type of message America needs to be sending to the world."

    The Navy decided to alter the buildings' shape following requests this year by Anti-Defamation League regional director Morris Casuto and U.S. Rep. Susan Davis.

    "I don't ascribe any intentionally evil motives to this," Casuto said of the design. "It just happened. The Navy has been very good about recognizing the problem. The issue is over."
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    Just a minor oops.
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    How tragically fitting.
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    Is this for real? I've never seen that photo before. It's not like we just had some birds in the air just yesterday. Out.
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    That is stupid!!! Its a building.
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    A serious waste of money. That symbol was around long before Hitler was.
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    Ergonomically, from the amount of space it wastes, it's a lousy design in any regard. Look how illogically spread out the damned thing is: to go from one side to the other would take forever.

    Swastika or not, who would have ok'ed this as a practical design? Oh, wait a minute...this is the NAVY we are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xaminer View Post
    A serious waste of money. That symbol was around long before Hitler was.
    True. And it has come to mean the opposite of its Sanskrit origins: "To be
    good". But by 1967 it had long been Nazified, which is why I question the
    authenticity here - how could they not know what they were designing?
    Or did they? Where's FORD when you need him? J/k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx View Post
    How tragically fitting.
    What an awful, awful country we live in. Could it possibly get any worse?

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    I think it's hillarious.

    True story:

    In 1963, at Clark AFB in the Philippines, the base commander had ordered a mural for the Enlisted Mess Hall. So some guys volunteered and they painted a dramatic mural of the Stategic Air Command's crest on the wall.

    Or at least that's what they were supposed to paint.

    About eight months (or longer) later, someone looked up durring their meal and actually looked at the mural. Instead of a iron fist holding two lightning bolts, there was a feable hand with the lighting slipping out from the fingers and where it was supposed to read "Strategic Air Command" it read 'Spaztic Air Command".

    Thi sh had been painted in the mess hall of the Airl Recconaissance Wing, the guys who looked at pictures from the U2.

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