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Can You Spot The Swastika? '60s Naval Barracks spotted by Google Earth

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Write-brained, Sep 27, 2007.

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    Whoops.

    The bigger travesty is wasting $600,000 to disguise it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/27/us/27swastika.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin

    The Navy plans to spend $600,000 for “camouflage” landscaping and rooftop adjustments so that 1960s-era barracks at the Naval Base Coronado near San Diego will no longer look like a Nazi swastika from the air.

    The resemblance went unnoticed by the public for decades until it was spotted in aerial views on Google Earth.

    But Navy officials said they became aware of it shortly after the 1967 groundbreaking, and had decided not to do anything.

    “There was no reason to redo the buildings because they were in use,” a spokeswoman for the base, Angelic Dolan, said. She added that the buildings were in a no-fly zone that is off limits to commercial airlines, so most people would not see them from the air.

    “You have to realize back in the ’60s we did not have the Internet,” Ms. Dolan said. “We don’t want to offend anyone, and we don’t want to be associated with the symbol.”

    The Navy’s plans were reported Monday in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
     
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  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    That's hilarious.
     
  3. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Wow. I can see where they didn't build those barracks with Google Earth in mind.
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    A minor guffaw.
     
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The designers of the barracks were OK at first, but then they went too far.
     
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    YOUR tax dollars at work in San Diego.
     
  7. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Go fuck yourself, San Diego.
     
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    Yo, why the hate for one of the prettiest towns in the country? What up with that?
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Nicely done.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I can't wait till Google Earth spots a giant asterisk.
     
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Second ... thanks for the morning laugh, Phila ...
     
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    I still can't see all the hate for San Diego. Can someone explain?
     
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