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<a href="http://www.bentcorner.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bentcorner.com/</a> scroll down to middle for picture of shirt with comparsion to ss insigna. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"> this is crazy
 

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I saw that shirt at wal-mart the other day, but I didn't know its significance.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>WonderRandy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I saw that shirt at wal-mart the other day, but I didn't know its significance.</div>
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Surely, they didn't either and someone who saw it thought it was some cool logo that would sell, what with all the pirate stuff being so popular these days.<br><br><br><br>
Then again... where would you get the logo in the first place and still not recognize its connections...?
 

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Apparently they didn't, since they removed the shirts as soon it was pointed out to them. I had never heard of a skull and cross bones being a Nazi symbol.
 

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That makes them look like stupid jerks? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"> haha.okay
 

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If someone points out that you are unknowingly doing something wrong and you change I'm not sure how that makes you a stupid jerk. If you continue doing what you were doing then that would make you a stupid jerk.
 

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No, but it does make them look bad for selling nazi-symbol stuff, whether they knew it or not. Don't think logically, think how the general public would.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kpickell</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Apparently they didn't, since they removed the shirts as soon it was pointed out to them. I had never heard of a skull and cross bones being a Nazi symbol.</div>
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No they didn't. They said it would take up to two days to remove them. Rubbish. A phone-call to all their managers would have taken an hour at least.<br><br><br><br>
They waited two days and during that time all the Nazis in the States had time to buy the shirts.<br><br><br><br>
WalMart sucks.
 

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and according to the link, some wal-marts still have the shirts for sale? I'm gonna check my WM tomorrow...
 

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<div class="quote-block">No they didn't. They said it would take up to two days to remove them. Rubbish. A phone-call to all their managers would have taken an hour at least.<br><br><br><br>
They waited two days and during that time all the Nazis in the States had time to buy the shirts.</div>
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Oh please. I'm sure they didn't call each store considering an email is sufficient. But even if the CEO did personally call all 3000 store managers (1 hour?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">) that still doesn't ensure that the managers of each store would act on the request immediately anyways, hence the quoted delay. It doesn't mean they waited two days to do anything. Which is why that blogger had to go out of his way to find a store still selling the shirts by day two.
 

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For what it is worth, I did not recognize that particular skull design as being Nazi or SS related. I don't recall ever seeing it before.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Neo-Nazi's sometimes use the Totenkopf image because it is not as easily identifiable as other Nazi symbols such as the swastika.<br></div>
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Of course, not all skulls are Nazi symbols. There's the skull and crossbones on a bottle of poison, the skull used by the Hell's Angel's motorcycle gang, the skull used by the band the Grateful Dead, etc.<br><br><br><br>
I found this article interesting:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_unit_insignia" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_unit_insignia</a><br><br><br><br>
The Wal-Mart shirts say, "Since 1978." Does that have any significance in terms of neo-Naziism or anything else?<br><br><br><br>
Also, who actually manufactures these shirts and sells them to Wal-mart?
 

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Oh please. I'm sure they didn't call each store considering an email is sufficient. But even if the CEO did personally call all 3000 store managers (1 hour?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">) that still doesn't ensure that the managers of each store would act on the request immediately anyways, hence the quoted delay. It doesn't mean they waited two days to do anything. Which is why that blogger had to go out of his way to find a store still selling the shirts by day two.</div>
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Oh please. I doubt that the CEO does this kind of job himself. He must have a team of workers under him, secretaries, managers and other such people.<br><br><br><br>
Two days is a long time in this day and age. One could have expected that about 30 years ago, but with information flowing INSTANTLY from door to door, two days is just plain ridiculous.<br><br><br><br>
Of course, it could be that WalMart has lousy local managers. Probably lousy because they are paid low salaries.<br><br><br><br>
WalMart sucks.
 

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The Wal-Mart shirts say, "Since 1978." Does that have any significance in terms of neo-Naziism or anything else?</div>
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I think it's due to 1978 being a fairly significant year in neo-nazi history. It was the year that the neo nazi leader William Pierce's book 'The Turner Diaries" was published which I vaguely remember learning something about when I was at school.<br><br><br><br>
It was also the year that the US Supreme Court ruled that a neo-nazi march would be allowed to go ahead in Skokie after it was cancelled in 1977 due to much controversy.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/1978/ii781111.html" target="_blank">http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/1978/ii781111.html</a>
 

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I wonder about all the kids who bought the shirts and are wearing them to school and whatnot. Veggieboards is the only place I've heard about this so I don't know how much coverage it's gotten. I'm sure SOME people had to buy the shirts before they were removed.
 

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I think it's due to 1978 being a fairly significant year in neo-nazi history. It was the year that the neo nazi leader William Pierce's book 'The Turner Diaries" was published which I vaguely remember learning something about when I was at school.<br><br><br><br>
It was also the year that the US Supreme Court ruled that a neo-nazi march would be allowed to go ahead in Skokie after it was cancelled in 1977 due to much controversy.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/1978/ii781111.html" target="_blank">http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/1978/ii781111.html</a></div>
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Good info! Thanks.<br><br><br><br>
Here's what a neo-Nazi had to say about 1978:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Do you remember in the summer, back in 1978 ? (Skrewdriver, back with a bang) Wasn't 1978 the year the anti-immigration riots broke out with the dockworkers in England and about the same time the word Skinhead started being used to describe the boots and braces dock workers ?</div>
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I wonder about all the kids who bought the shirts and are wearing them to school and whatnot. Veggieboards is the only place I've heard about this so I don't know how much coverage it's gotten. I'm sure SOME people had to buy the shirts before they were removed.</div>
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That's what I was thinking.... if you had bought the shirts not realizing the significance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"> It's quite an ugly shirt though, can't see them selling more than 2 or 3 of them. If Wal-Mart's still selling them why are people buying them for $30+ on ebay?
 
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