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    Very very nice pics.

    thanks.

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    What's up with the nazi cross?

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    What's up with the nazi cross?
    It isn't....
    check out this link: http://www.luckymojo.com/swastika.html

    Thanks for the pics... cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Marine

    What's up with the nazi cross?
    Guess he's trying to show the Irony of it? I dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Marine

    What's up with the nazi cross?
    The swastika (Sanskrit "good luck" or "well-being", literally "blessed form") is a cross with its arms bent 90 degrees to either right or left. (Geometrically, it might be regarded as an irregular icosagon, a 20-sided polygon.)

    The swastika appears in art and design throughout human history, symbolising many different things; such as luck, Brahma, the Hindu concept of samsara, or Surya (the sun).

    The swastika is used primarily as a symbol by Hindus -- it was first mentioned in the Vedas, the holy texts of Hinduism -- but transferred to followers of other Indic religions like Buddhists and Jains.

    A possibly spurious modern tradition has it that only a right-facing or clockwise swastika (as depicted above) is a good luck symbol, whereas a left-facing or counterclockwise swastika is a bad omen, labelled a sauwastika. There is little evidence of this distinction in Hindu history from which it is derived and, although the "standard" form is the right-facing swastika, Hindus all over India and Nepal still use the symbol in both orientations for the sake of balance. Buddhists almost always use the left-facing swastika.

    In the early twentieth century the National Socialist German Workers Party adopted the swastika as its emblem and since World War II, most Westerners see it as solely a fascist symbol, leading to unfortunate assumptions about its pre-Nazi use.

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    OK thanks guys, didn't know that

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    Quote Originally Posted by S'13
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    What's up with the nazi cross?
    The swastika (Sanskrit "good luck" or "well-being", literally "blessed form") is a cross with its arms bent 90 degrees to either right or left. (Geometrically, it might be regarded as an irregular icosagon, a 20-sided polygon.)

    The swastika appears in art and design throughout human history, symbolising many different things; such as luck, Brahma, the Hindu concept of samsara, or Surya (the sun).

    The swastika is used primarily as a symbol by Hindus -- it was first mentioned in the Vedas, the holy texts of Hinduism -- but transferred to followers of other Indic religions like Buddhists and Jains.

    A possibly spurious modern tradition has it that only a right-facing or clockwise swastika (as depicted above) is a good luck symbol, whereas a left-facing or counterclockwise swastika is a bad omen, labelled a sauwastika. There is little evidence of this distinction in Hindu history from which it is derived and, although the "standard" form is the right-facing swastika, Hindus all over India and Nepal still use the symbol in both orientations for the sake of balance. Buddhists almost always use the left-facing swastika.

    In the early twentieth century the National Socialist German Workers Party adopted the swastika as its emblem and since World War II, most Westerners see it as solely a fascist symbol, leading to unfortunate assumptions about its pre-Nazi use.
    guess it dont bring luck... the nazis did lose 2 world wars

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    nice pics

    LEST WE FORGET

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    There's an old building here in town that has counter clockwise swastikas built in to it for decorative purposes. The local Navajo tribe uses it as well hence where they got the idea from.

    The building itself is over 100 years old.

    I agree that the nazi's destroyed whatever meaning it ever had here in the west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFee
    Quote Originally Posted by S'13
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Marine

    What's up with the nazi cross?
    The swastika (Sanskrit "good luck" or "well-being", literally "blessed form") is a cross with its arms bent 90 degrees to either right or left. (Geometrically, it might be regarded as an irregular icosagon, a 20-sided polygon.)

    The swastika appears in art and design throughout human history, symbolising many different things; such as luck, Brahma, the Hindu concept of samsara, or Surya (the sun).

    The swastika is used primarily as a symbol by Hindus -- it was first mentioned in the Vedas, the holy texts of Hinduism -- but transferred to followers of other Indic religions like Buddhists and Jains.

    A possibly spurious modern tradition has it that only a right-facing or clockwise swastika (as depicted above) is a good luck symbol, whereas a left-facing or counterclockwise swastika is a bad omen, labelled a sauwastika. There is little evidence of this distinction in Hindu history from which it is derived and, although the "standard" form is the right-facing swastika, Hindus all over India and Nepal still use the symbol in both orientations for the sake of balance. Buddhists almost always use the left-facing swastika.

    In the early twentieth century the National Socialist German Workers Party adopted the swastika as its emblem and since World War II, most Westerners see it as solely a fascist symbol, leading to unfortunate assumptions about its pre-Nazi use.
    guess it dont bring luck... the nazis did lose 2 world wars
    Well the Germans did, Nazis were only there in WWII

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    Btw, nice pics!!

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    guess it dont bring luck... the nazis did lose 2 world wars
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFee
    Quote Originally Posted by S'13
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Marine

    What's up with the nazi cross?
    The swastika (Sanskrit "good luck" or "well-being", literally "blessed form") is a cross with its arms bent 90 degrees to either right or left. (Geometrically, it might be regarded as an irregular icosagon, a 20-sided polygon.)

    The swastika appears in art and design throughout human history, symbolising many different things; such as luck, Brahma, the Hindu concept of samsara, or Surya (the sun).

    The swastika is used primarily as a symbol by Hindus -- it was first mentioned in the Vedas, the holy texts of Hinduism -- but transferred to followers of other Indic religions like Buddhists and Jains.

    A possibly spurious modern tradition has it that only a right-facing or clockwise swastika (as depicted above) is a good luck symbol, whereas a left-facing or counterclockwise swastika is a bad omen, labelled a sauwastika. There is little evidence of this distinction in Hindu history from which it is derived and, although the "standard" form is the right-facing swastika, Hindus all over India and Nepal still use the symbol in both orientations for the sake of balance. Buddhists almost always use the left-facing swastika.

    In the early twentieth century the National Socialist German Workers Party adopted the swastika as its emblem and since World War II, most Westerners see it as solely a fascist symbol, leading to unfortunate assumptions about its pre-Nazi use.
    guess it dont bring luck... the nazis did lose 2 world wars
    AFAIK, the Nazi party didn't even exist in WW1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFee
    Quote Originally Posted by S'13
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Marine

    What's up with the nazi cross?
    The swastika (Sanskrit "good luck" or "well-being", literally "blessed form") is a cross with its arms bent 90 degrees to either right or left. (Geometrically, it might be regarded as an irregular icosagon, a 20-sided polygon.)

    The swastika appears in art and design throughout human history, symbolising many different things; such as luck, Brahma, the Hindu concept of samsara, or Surya (the sun).

    The swastika is used primarily as a symbol by Hindus -- it was first mentioned in the Vedas, the holy texts of Hinduism -- but transferred to followers of other Indic religions like Buddhists and Jains.

    A possibly spurious modern tradition has it that only a right-facing or clockwise swastika (as depicted above) is a good luck symbol, whereas a left-facing or counterclockwise swastika is a bad omen, labelled a sauwastika. There is little evidence of this distinction in Hindu history from which it is derived and, although the "standard" form is the right-facing swastika, Hindus all over India and Nepal still use the symbol in both orientations for the sake of balance. Buddhists almost always use the left-facing swastika.

    In the early twentieth century the National Socialist German Workers Party adopted the swastika as its emblem and since World War II, most Westerners see it as solely a fascist symbol, leading to unfortunate assumptions about its pre-Nazi use.
    guess it dont bring luck... the nazis did lose 2 world wars
    Well the Germans did, Nazis were only there in WWII
    damn my errors... yes you right well still dont bring luck, they lost the war

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    On the top of this white building is a "swastika." The house was built in 1912 and housed the hq of a shipping company called Eimskip (steam ship)
    The swastika is in this case supposed to represent the hammer of Thor, Mjölnir.


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