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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:13 PM

Now I'm seeing Nordic Runes?

Last edited Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:21 PM - Edit history (1)

Yesterday I was at a Marina in Seattle. There is a Windemere real estate business on property.

The logo stood out because I had seen the CPAC stage earlier in the morning. Wish I could post a pic but here is a link. It definitely has all the characteristics but is shaped a little backwards.

Caught my eye!

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/04/25/windermere-real-estate-set-to-launch-new-logo.html

And here is an article from Slate where the “CPAC Organizer Vehemently Denies Stage Was Designed to Look Like Nazi Symbol”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/cpac-organizer-denies-stage-nazi-symbol-odal-rune.amp


Edited to change title of OP.
Did not intend to imply anything about Windermere’s intentions. The change to OP title should indicate this. Nuff said.

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Reply Now I'm seeing Nordic Runes? (Original post)
AKwannabe Feb 2021 OP
left-of-center2012 Feb 2021 #1
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #2
left-of-center2012 Feb 2021 #22
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #4
lapucelle Feb 2021 #3
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #7
Ms. Toad Mar 2021 #29
Brother Buzz Feb 2021 #23
Ms. Toad Mar 2021 #28
Brother Buzz Feb 2021 #5
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #8
LetMyPeopleVote Feb 2021 #6
gratuitous Feb 2021 #9
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #11
dalton99a Mar 2021 #32
ismnotwasm Feb 2021 #10
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #12
ismnotwasm Feb 2021 #13
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2021 #14
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #16
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2021 #18
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #19
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2021 #20
lapucelle Feb 2021 #25
paleotn Feb 2021 #15
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #17
torius Feb 2021 #21
GeorgeGist Feb 2021 #24
AKwannabe Feb 2021 #26
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2021 #27
dalton99a Mar 2021 #30
Celerity Mar 2021 #31

Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:23 PM

1. The link to biz journal requires a subscription

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:28 PM

2. Hmmm

Not for me. I’ll see if I can find another.

The bizjournal article is about the adoption of the new logo for Windemere in 2018.

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Response to AKwannabe (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:32 PM

22. Tried it again

My ad blocker stopped it and Bizjournal put up an ad.

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:28 PM

3. Isn't it just a stylized "W"? N/T

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:32 PM

7. Could be

It just really caught my eye.

Isn’t it like the rune but in the (sort of)shape of a w?
Arguments both ways...

I am not implying anything. Just stands out since seeing the other. I don’t study this stuff but can’t unsee this “stylized w” myself.

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Response to AKwannabe (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:36 PM

29. It has two extra bends and arms.

The rune has a two L- shaped arms coming off of the square

Windemere has two "U-shaped arms coming off of the square.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:40 PM

23. It's more than just a stylized "W"

The graphic artist attempted to marry the stylized 'W' with an image of unity; if you squint and have a good imagination, you can see interlocking arms signifying some sort of implied cooperation.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:31 PM

28. Agreed.

I was about to post the exact same thing.

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:29 PM

5. The Windemere logo might be a stretch



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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:35 PM

8. Not implying anything about Windemere

But this logo looks a lot like the symbol to me.

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:30 PM

6. "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."- FDR

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:35 PM

9. Once you notice it, you can't Nazi it

Too clever by half, you fucking anti-American fascists.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:37 PM

11. I can't nazi either!



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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:52 PM

32. +1

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:39 PM

12. So I forgot the r

Lol

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Response to AKwannabe (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:40 PM

13. Heh

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:41 PM

14. Is Windemere a neo-Nazi real estate business?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:48 PM

16. Idk

And I am not implying anything about that.

The logo looks like the rune in question for cpac stage. Close the square in the middle...



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Response to AKwannabe (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:56 PM

18. Here's the thing. We know CPAC are neo-Nazis, whether they use runes or not.

Focusing on the runes makes you see runes everywhere.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:59 PM

19. Yes teacher




This is a general discussion.

I am generally discussing this.

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Response to AKwannabe (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:03 PM

20. Pretty sure that's what I was doing, too.

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Response to AKwannabe (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:17 PM

25. Here's the "about" page on their website.

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:47 PM

15. Like Freud once said...sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

It depends on context. Is Windermere just a run of the mill real estate outfit or is it run by reich wing whack-o-loons? Probably the former and not the later. The GQP on the other hand IS chock full of authoritarians, white supremacists and actual Nazis. Plus, authoritarian types love their symbolism. One of the few things they expend brain power on, other than figuring out who to hate next, is symbolism. So, I'm more apt to think the CPAC bit was intentional. Windermere is just a stylized W.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 02:52 PM

17. And once you buy

A white Toyota. You see all the white Toyota’s on the road.

I get it. But stood out like a sore thumb after seeing the cpac stage. Not implying WindeRmere is neo nazi

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 03:21 PM

21. The Twin Peaks Owl Cave rune

from the newer Twin Peaks was quite similar to the SS one. But, different.





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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:13 PM

24. The legend accompanying the pic explains ...

Windermere's new logo, to be revealed on May 1, features interlocking arms signifying connectivity within the company and with its agents and their clients.
COURTESY WINDERMER
E



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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:18 PM

26. Yes

That is in the article I posted a link to.

I saw the cpac stage in the morning and the W logo a few hours later. Really stood out and I looked it up. Gonna change my OP title I think. May suggest what I do not want it too. Even tho I keep responding that I am not implying.

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:28 PM

27. From the Hoarse Whisperer

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:43 PM

30. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have been using it as an alternate symbol to the swastika

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:49 PM

31. False pattern recognition fuelled by cognitive bias. Give your mind a hammer and soon far too many

things start to resemble nails.

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