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Old Jun 06, 2005, 02:39 PM
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Isn't it funny people get offended about things they don't understand?

Case in point, my avatar. Does it offend you, if so why? Everyone please be polite.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 02:54 PM
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you have to remember, in the case of your avatar, that most people only associate the nazi party with the swastika. i do not think a lot of society realizes that the swastika has been around much longer and is not unique to germany or the nazi party. you're right, though, people who do not understand something can certainly have the wrong reactions.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Could you explain your avatar though??

I know i've seen it before (not as a nazi symbol), jsut cant remember where.

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Old Jun 06, 2005, 04:07 PM
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I believe the Hopi's use a symbol like that in their spiritual time line. Not sure what it represents. David
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 04:09 PM
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History of the Swastika

http://history1900s.about.com/cs/swa...ikahistory.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

"For 3,000 years, the swastika meant life and good luck. But because of the Nazis, it has also taken on a meaning of death and hate. "

Due to the history of this symbol in the 20th century, perhaps it is not the best symbol to promote.

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Case in point, my avatar. Does it offend you, if so why? Everyone please be polite.
Unless you have no exposure to 20th century history at all, I am fairly sure you know why your avatar can be offensive. Perhaps you can elighten us to why you have it as your avatar? Is it because your practice Jainism and it is a symbol of your ancient religion or is it because you wish to antagonize or "stir things up"?
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 04:12 PM
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We have a niggardly family that lives next to us!
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:14 PM
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It doesn't offend me, but BrunswickOH's aviator is a CD Rom stator, and those look like evil eyes.
I hate evil eyes, so BrunswickOH's aviator is offensive.
I hope no one finds slowsticks offensive.

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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:18 PM
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Some find the fact that I could fit 16 turns of 24g wire on that 22.7mm stator offensive
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:21 PM
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What is interesting to me is that everyone gets upset about a swastika, but no one gets bent out of shape about someone displaying a Japanese rising sun on a model. The Japanese were just as cruel and ruthless as the Germans.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:27 PM
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Ironically, I was just "counciled" (Not in an overbearing way) yesterday for using the Dickens quote "The law is an "Small donkey"", because there was concern that the same word that means "Small donkey" also can mean "Derrier".

Ignorant people jump to conclusions, and just don't want to know when they are being ignorant.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:35 PM
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Some people are Just too caught up in this offensive bull !@*^!.. Thank God I'm not offended By your Avitar! But what offends me however, is the cost of housing out here in California!!!!! $750.000 for a nice fixer upper! "come on"!
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:38 PM
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Some find the fact that I could fit 16 turns of 24g wire on that 22.7mm stator offensive
WOW!
Now that's evil.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:39 PM
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Oh I don't mind those that jump to conclusions. I just hate the ones that are shown the error and continue on.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:39 PM
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What is interesting to me is that everyone gets upset about a swastika, but no one gets bent out of shape about someone displaying a Japanese rising sun on a model.
There used to be a sailboat on Lake Chickamauga that had the rising sun on the stern. WWII vets that lived on the lake would start fingering their hardware when that boat would go by. David
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 05:45 PM
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Oh Ya! My FW 190 has a swastika on the tail which is "politically correct" for all my fellow Californians who may be offended!
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