Sunday, March 16, 2008
SWASTIKA SHAPED NURSING HOME ???
To its 117 elderly residents, Wesley Acres is simply a peaceful place to pass their twilight years.
Only when viewed from above does it become apparent that the retirement home is built in the shape of a giant swastika.
Following complaints, steps are being taken to alter the shape of the 1980-built establishment in Decatur, Alabama, so it is no longer a symbol of Nazi power.
Scroll down for more ...
Unmistakeable: It's hard to argue the building looks like anything but a swastika
Enlarge the image
But the question remains: Was Wesley Acres merely an accident or an expression of far-Right beliefs by its planners?
Prompted by complaints from a Jewish activist, the agency that owns the government-funded building is planning to alter its shape to disguise the Nazi symbol.
Avrahaum Segol, an Israeli-American researcher, claims the swastika shape is homage to German scientists who designed the V2 rockets launched against Allied targets in World War II.
The scientists were brought to nearby Huntsville after the war to work on the NASA spaceships which would eventually put man on the moon.
Mr Segol calls the Alabama retirement home a "sister building" to a swastika-shaped barracks at Naval Base Coronado in California and says they were both part of a government-funded conspiracy to honour Nazis.
But Mike Giles, a lawyer for the Methodist Homes Corporation of Alabama, said the conspiracy claims are "ridiculous," adding: "It was certainly not intentional."
"The difficulty is there are a limited number of options for fixing a building that has been there for some time.
"We have to come up with a way to fix an appearance that we want solved and not hurt our residents."
Wesley Acres provides government-subsidized housing for 117 low-income people ages 62 and above. Most have no reason to suspect their hallways take on a sinister shape.
The one-story building, designed in the mid-1970s and completed in 1980, underwent £500,000 alteration in 2001 with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development following complaints by Democratic Sen. Howell Heflin, who has since died.
But the addition of two wings did little to hide the offensive shape - and in some ways accentuates it.
Options for the new renovations include the addition of covered porches or other outdoor areas.
The latest push to rid the landscape of the broken cross shape follows complaints from Segol, the same Israeli-American researcher who last fall helped publicise a swastika-shaped barracks at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.
The Navy said it would spend about £300,180 to alter the building, which opened in the 1960s, but the work has not yet been done.
Segol calls the Alabama retirement home a "sister swastika" to the building in California and says they were both part of a tangled, government-funded conspiracy to honour Nazis.
The shape of the retirement centre is evident in satellite photos available on the Internet.
But it is located in a residential section in a city with few tall buildings, and many in Decatur have no idea Wesley Acres resembles a swastika.
Mr Giles said any changes to the building must be relatively inexpensive since the agency lacks money for an elaborate solution.
Planners are considering modifications, he said, "so that from the air it takes your eye away from what was originally there."
Telementation is a variation of what is often called "The Law of Attraction", where telementation focuses more on feeling reali...
Its a simple plan of creating dependence on government as an entitlement. The dependence becomes centralized control and entitlement becomes...
While others may view the stories about Warren G. Harding's black ancestry as rumor, Marsha Stewart sees it as fact. Mrs. Stewart, a 60-...
To its 117 elderly residents, Wesley Acres is simply a peaceful place to pass their twilight years. Only when viewed from above does it beco...
The first question we need to ask is "Where is all the oil' ? Why Would They Do This ? Massive Social Change and Depopulat...
A recent study from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has zero credibility. It pegged likely taxpayer losses in the Fannie Mae and Fre...
Economics 101- You cannot solve a debt crisis with more debt ! It's like you are with a friend at a casino, your friend loses all hi...
Bigger than 911 in terms of the scope and magnitude of people it will effect! Similar to the past events there is a main stream version - th...
Here's the skinny...The Human body does not require carbohydrates to perform any type of biological functions. The body will convert fat...
Hitler learns a hard lesson about trusting people during the real estate bubble in this awesome spoof !
- ► 2009 (38)
- HOW THE DERIVATIVE MARKET WORKS ?
- ELIOT SPITZER - A POLITICAL ASSASINATION ?
- TREASURY WANTS TO MAKE THE FED OMNIPOTENT ?
- RECESSION - THE MOVIE ?
- HOW THE HOUSING MARKET F**CKED THE ECONOMY ?
- WHAT IS THE IRAQ AWAKENING COUNCIL ?
- WINTER SOLDIER - THE REAL FACE OF WAR
- SANFRANCISCO - IRAQ WAR PROTEST
- THE REV JEREMIAH WRIGHT SERMON CONTROVERSY ?
- N W R NEWS PLAYER ! ! !
- KBR - ELECTROCUTION LIABILITY ???
- IRAQ WAR - 5 YEARS LONG - FACT CHECKING ?
- REP DON YOUNG(R) ALASKA - SCANDALS ?
- BARAK OBAMA - RACISM IS OUR PROBLEM ?
- DENNIS KUCINICH - SECRET SESSIONS ???
- WASHINGTON DC GUN LAW vs 2ND AMMENDMENT
- RON PAUL - THE FED IS DESPERATE !
- "GHOSTS OF THE IRAQ WAR" SHUT DOWN CONGRESS ?
- L A COP TREATS PROTESTERS LIKE HUMANS !
- SWASTIKA SHAPED NURSING HOME ???
- USA, USA , USA - WE'RE NUMBER TWO ???
- BEAR STEARNS & CARLYE GROUP IN TROUBLE ?
- NATO ASKS RUSSIA FOR HELP IN AFGHANISTAN ?
- MILITARY BOMBS TULSA APARTMENT BUILDING ?
- BUSH - IRAQ GATE UPDATE
- WHAT'S GOING ON WITH COLUMBIA / EQUADOR ?
- NAOMI WOLFE IS HOLDING HER NOSE ???
- CLINTON CAMPAIGN - SCARE TACTICS ???
- ATTACK AD AGAINST HOUSE DEMS NOT APPROVING SURVEIL...
- CORONONA - FIRST US SPY SATELLITTE PHOTOS
- RON PAUL CONFRONTS THE FED ON DOLLAR VALUES
- ▼ March (31)