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Coming next : The great intelligence-evening in TV

The most intelligent and the most stupid of Finland are debating.
Which side is right?
 

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Nuuska, relative to #169...old news perhaps, but Google reports the Finnish Air Force no longer uses the swastika as a symbol on their aircraft...for those not aware, this had been used since 1918, well before the Nazi party adopted it.
 

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Nuuska, relative to #169...old news perhaps, but Google reports the Finnish Air Force no longer uses the swastika as a symbol on their aircraft...for those not aware, this had been used since 1918, well before the Nazi party adopted it.

Yes - it is funny, how old symbol like that has been in good use for centuries - and after once misused somewhere - in this case the nazis - it can not be used anymore. I spent my childhood in Vaasa - and the seal of Vaasa has one hanging of it - hope they don't even start talking changing that.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Vaasa.vaakuna2.svg/800px-Vaasa.vaakuna2.svg.png
 

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Yes - it is funny, how old symbol like that has been in good use for centuries - and after once misused somewhere - in this case the nazis - it can not be used anymore. I spent my childhood in Vaasa - and the seal of Vaasa has one hanging of it - hope they don't even start talking changing that.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Vaasa.vaakuna2.svg/800px-Vaasa.vaakuna2.svg.png
When I was young, my mother had a "rice bowl" (a small delicate bowl of what looked like china) on a shelf for display, highly ornate painting, and around its rim were a dozen or more near-swaztika characters ...turned out it was not china, but pottery done by Navaho Indians (native people) my parents had received as a gift. It was up high, so you could see the ornate painting on the body, but not the inside rim. Both my parents were World War II vets, so they clearly knew the swaztika symbol, but they never said anything about it. We chidren just knew it was an old gift and delicate, so no touching!
 

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Nuuska, what I see on your link is an "Iron Cross," such as used by Germany, but not the swaztika...actually, that may be called "St John's Cross" and it has the flower in it that makes me think of something English...one of our UK members could identify it better than I.
 

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When you look at the golden parts of the cross you see swastika.
 

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- Virtanen - uhh - well - what was it I was supposed to ask?
- Well, I suppose...

- How are you Virtanen? Anything to complain?
- Oh yes, that was it! Well?

- Uhh - well - what was I supposed to answer?
 
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