Swastika flies over New York area beaches

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    This probably went over well.

    A plane advertisement that showed a swastika flew over New York beaches Saturday.

    The advert, seen in both Coney Island and Long Island, was sponsored by the International Raelian Movement, according to CBSNewYork.

    The banner shows a peace symbol and a heart symbol being added together, 'equaling' a swastika. Local media have also reported on a different banner, which shows a swastika being added with a peace sign, 'equaling' love.

    The movement's believers, called Raelians, believe that an alien race called the Elohim contacted a man named Claude Varilhon in 1973 - now known as the prophet Rael - and told him they created life on Earth.

    The website listed in the banner, proswastika.org, said in a release Saturday's event was part of a campaign called Swastika Rehabilitation Week that included events around the world.

    '[The swastika] is still readily seen in NYC subway stations and museums, in the old U.S. mint, at the Garfield Monument, and in Native American artwork,' Thomas Kaenzig said in the release.

    'There's even a town in upstate New York that was named "Swastika" after gold was found there a century ag,' he added. 'And although most people in the West don’t realize it, the swastika is still a revered symbol for billions of Asians, for whom it signifies good luck and good will.'

    Councilman Mark Treyger told the New York Daily News 'It’s a very chilling image, in light of the fact that southern Brooklyn has the largest remaining number of World War II and Holocaust survivors.'

    Long Island resident David Bellmore also criticized the advertisement when speaking to Newsday.

    'I think the concept of rehabilitating the swastika is either the most naive thing I have ever heard or is a thinly veiled anti-Semitic statement,' he told the website. 'You can't rehabilitate something that elicits such strong feelings.'

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    Heading for Chimneyville?
     
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    Yikes!
     
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    Didn't Howard have a piece of furniture (coffee table?) with a swastika design?:nojj:
     
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    Chimney Portions I drink cum Banned User

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    Here's the plane that was flying the banner:

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    I'll bet it went over well....

    Like a fart in church.
     
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    or like serving bacon at a Bar Mitzvah.:)
     
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    if hitler waited a couple of years to wage war germany would have invented the nuclear bomb
    the world was his
     
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    Didn't this happen last year as well ?
     
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    I know it is wrong, but I find this to be very funny. :jj:
     
  13. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    In other swastika news from a few weeks ago we have the cab driver wearing Nazi armband.

    Parents of Nazi-loving cabbie who wore swastika armband say son is mentally ill
    The family of Gabriel Diaz, 27, say the cabbie isn't a racist, he's just 'not right in the head.' His father says he has since burned the armband, and Diaz's mother promises they will get him 'the help he needs.' Diaz was suspended for 30 days by city officials after he was photographed wearing a Nazi swastika armband while driving his taxi.

    The parents of a Hitler-loving hack say he’s driving them to despair — and blame his romance with the Third Reich on a long history of mental illness.

    Cabbie Gabriel Diaz “doesn’t know what he’s doing,” his father said Saturday. “He’s not right in the head. He’s a quiet person.

    “He never do nothing to nobody. He goes to work and comes back.”

    Juan Diaz spoke alongside his weeping wife as the distraught parents struggled with their son’s sudden Nazi notoriety.

    “We will get him the help he needs,” the cabbie’s apologetic mom promised.

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    Uh oh. Don't elicit my feelings, bro.
     
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    That's incrediboe!
     
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    Dorb Lovable Old Pig VIP

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    Weren't one of these nuts on Jay a few months back?
     
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    Yeah , about a year ago.
     
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    Barracks at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, just South of San Diego
     
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    Hitler ruined the Swastika. Such a stupid waste of time to try to reclaim it. Give it 100 yrs when everyone who would know about it is dead if it must be "reclaimed". .
     
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    He did Daphne.. it was originally a symbol of fertility and growth.
     
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