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(AZCentral)   Injured Marine on active duty ordered to remove artificial legs at airport security checkpoint   (azcentral.com) divider line 105
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2013-03-19 05:36:41 PM  
I hate going through the airport. Since I wear a prosthetic, I have to be personally screened. While they try to decide how to inspect my leg, all my shiat is open at the end of the conveyor belt just waiting to be stolen.
 
2013-03-19 05:40:37 PM  
And nothing happens. We all cry and gnash our teeth and do nothing.
 
2013-03-19 05:50:44 PM  
nothing will change.
 
2013-03-19 05:54:27 PM  
To be fair he might take one off and use it to pry open the cockpit door.

/ Seriously though - fark the TSA
// A Romney administration would have disbanded it by now
 
2013-03-19 06:02:44 PM  
Clearly subby sides with the terrorists.
 
2013-03-19 06:10:07 PM  
Elzar:// A Romney administration would have disbanded it by now

lol
 
2013-03-19 06:12:09 PM  
I don't know about you guys, but I definitely feel safer.
 
2013-03-19 06:23:40 PM  
I want an artificial leg just so I can store my wallet, weed, and handgun in it.
 
2013-03-19 06:29:04 PM  
I must add, I've flown in and out of PHX a few times and the Mos Eisley cantina has a less seedier clientele.
 
2013-03-19 07:03:39 PM  

From Philly to Boston: And nothing happens. We all cry and gnash our teeth and do nothing.


Eventually some republican lawmaker's kid will be affected then all hell will break loose.
 
2013-03-19 07:16:55 PM  
God bless America.
 
2013-03-19 07:17:02 PM  
Soldiers are people, too.

They have the same amount of risk as the mean folk when it comes to violence.

DTA: Dont Trust Anyone
 
2013-03-19 08:03:58 PM  

supichoo: I must add, I've flown in and out of PHX a few times and the Mos Eisley cantina has a less seedier clientele.


Good to know.  I might have to fly out of PHX and I'd hate to be conspicuous.
 
2013-03-19 08:03:59 PM  
It's reasonable; if he's bitter about losing his legs, he could conceivably try and strike a revenge blow against the nation that made him sacrifice them.
 
2013-03-19 08:04:30 PM  

Weaver95: nothing will change.


Well, when I was a kid, we had a department of homeland security.
I was called the Marines.

Things change.

FARK THE TSA, and homeland security.
And the patriot act.
/would you like to know more?
 
2013-03-19 08:05:24 PM  
On his way to a Spring Training game. Not in uniform. Just another citizen at that point.

I dislike the TSA as much as thr next Farker, but this is much ado about absolutely nothing.
 
2013-03-19 08:05:42 PM  
Oh god, I'm going to hell.

That headline made me laugh so hard.
 
2013-03-19 08:05:42 PM  
I hate when laws are applied evenly.
 
2013-03-19 08:05:43 PM  

Ambivalence: From Philly to Boston: And nothing happens. We all cry and gnash our teeth and do nothing.

Eventually some republican lawmaker's kid will be affected then all hell will break loose.


0/10. Everyone knows republican lawmakers fly on private jets.
 
2013-03-19 08:07:42 PM  

cman: Soldiers are people, too.

They have the same amount of risk as the mean folk when it comes to violence.

DTA: Dont Trust Anyone


Must be tough to choose between a do nothing government agency whose sole reason for existence is to give illusion of safety and a wounded veteran. Typical lib.
 
2013-03-19 08:07:49 PM  
That's how the luciferians roll.  Gotta show us who's boss (they wish).

Think it's a mistake that the History Channel showed Harrison Bounel as lucifer?  There's a requirement for the illuminutties to reveal their plans before they carry them out.

Be prepared and prayed up!
 
2013-03-19 08:08:07 PM  
I mean, I just pictured someone taking their shoes off, then right next to him is some sad guy unscrewing his damn legs.
 
2013-03-19 08:08:15 PM  

NoSugarAdded: Ambivalence: From Philly to Boston: And nothing happens. We all cry and gnash our teeth and do nothing.

Eventually some republican lawmaker's kid will be affected then all hell will break loose.

0/10. Everyone knows republican lawmakers fly on private jets.


But they still have to use airport bathrooms
 
2013-03-19 08:08:20 PM  
Is is because of the sequester.
 
2013-03-19 08:08:34 PM  
Remember Ft Hood? If somebody had been a little less sensitive about that guys status as part of The Warrior Caste, it might not have happened.
 
2013-03-19 08:08:44 PM  
I fly a lot, and dislike the TSA, but one thing I have to say is that our soldiers typically get great treatment, from security, the airlines, and passengers.

Which is nice.
 
2013-03-19 08:09:09 PM  
"There's not much to say. Right now it's a letter from a congressman," TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said, unable to confirm what happened.  "We've not seen the letter."

I hope, when several Marines manage to get in a room alone with Mr. Melendez, that they are gentle, firm and penetrating.
 
2013-03-19 08:09:29 PM  

MFAWG: Remember Ft Hood? If somebody had been a little less sensitive about that guys status as part of The Warrior Caste, it might not have happened.


yeah but that guy was brown and this guy might be white for all we know
 
2013-03-19 08:10:33 PM  
Yes, soldiers are people too. But is it too much to ask to have a little sense used in the airport screening system? They said that they had to confiscate my Zippo. I asked why. They couldn't give a reason why. I asked them if they were afraid that I might catch the goddamn plane on fire with a cigarette lighter, and they sent me to secondary screening.  So, then it was a choice between making more of a fuss over them stealing my Zippo, and missing the plane, or letting them steal the lighter and carry on.
To my embarrassment, I put my shoes back on, did up my belt, and sheepishly made my way on board. So, yes, soldiers are people too. And I was a soldier. But we have lost more than we might be willing to admit since 911. A heck of a lot.
 
2013-03-19 08:10:34 PM  
Saw this happen in Vegas a couple of years ago. the guy was in dress blues too.
 
2013-03-19 08:10:41 PM  

JRoo: Oh god, I'm going to hell.

That headline made me laugh so hard.


...please tell me you posted that in the wrong thread. There's absolutely nothing funny about this.
 
2013-03-19 08:10:52 PM  

awalkingecho: It's reasonable; if he's bitter about losing his legs, he could conceivably try and strike a revenge blow against the nation that made him sacrifice them.



encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Now you just have to fark your half sister and the anti-Christ will be born.

/JK, you have a point.
//A sad, sick point.
 
2013-03-19 08:10:59 PM  
At least he has the satisfaction of having helped create a free and prosperous and Iraq. Our best ally in the region.

Happy 10th Iraqi Freedom Day everyone!!
 
2013-03-19 08:11:44 PM  

awalkingecho: It's reasonable; if he's bitter about losing his legs, he could conceivably try and strike a revenge blow against the nation that made him sacrifice them.


Totally! I mean the TSA is shiat and all, but given what they're tasked to do, I don't see why this is unreasonable.

Elzar: A Romney administration would have disbanded it by now


lol. You're farkin high.
 
2013-03-19 08:12:44 PM  
Didn't some active duty soldier try to take some military explosives on a plane somewhere in Texas last year?   Wasn't Nidal Hasan an active duty soldier when he opened fire @ Ft. Hood?   Not that I don't think the TSA is dispicable,  just thought I'd kick the hornets nest.
 
2013-03-19 08:14:38 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: cman: Soldiers are people, too.

They have the same amount of risk as the mean folk when it comes to violence.

DTA: Dont Trust Anyone

Must be tough to choose between a do nothing government agency whose sole reason for existence is to give illusion of safety and a wounded veteran. Typical lib.


Well at least you didnt call me a Republican, unlike the "typical libs" do.

/There are more than 2 parties and 2 ideologies, folks
 
2013-03-19 08:16:16 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: "There's not much to say. Right now it's a letter from a congressman," TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said, unable to confirm what happened.  "We've not seen the letter."

I hope, when several Marines manage to get in a room alone with Mr. Melendez, that they are gentle, firm and penetrating.


Ahhh, surprise buttsecks, maybe we can figure out how to disband the TSA instead.
 
2013-03-19 08:16:51 PM  
It just reminds me of the disabled boy who they made CRAWL through the scanner, without the use of his braces, and without his mother helping. The kid was like 6. It's despicable and if I was that kid's parent, I would have been so farking pissed.

They need to actually stick to their written guidelines, as stated in the article.
 
2013-03-19 08:17:40 PM  
Really, it's horrible, but the simple fact is, somebody can think of a reason why we have to have the TSA do this, and things will proceed as they have been since 9/11. The sentence will start like this: "It is terrible that an active-duty soldier could be treated like this...BUT..." and anything said after the word "but" will be reason enough to maintain the status quo, even if it's "He might pull out his robe and wizard hat from his hollow wooden legs and transform the airplane into a dragon."
 
2013-03-19 08:17:50 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: TheShavingofOccam123: "There's not much to say. Right now it's a letter from a congressman," TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said, unable to confirm what happened.  "We've not seen the letter."

I hope, when several Marines manage to get in a room alone with Mr. Melendez, that they are gentle, firm and penetrating.

Ahhh, surprise buttsecks, maybe we can figure out how to disband the TSA instead.


Well, that would be a more rational approach...
 
2013-03-19 08:17:58 PM  
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Not saying what the TSA did was right, but to be fair, his legs could have been loaded.
 
2013-03-19 08:18:55 PM  
Why would the artificial leg be exempt from being searched?

If wounded vets are exempt from being searched, why would he be in the security line anyway?
 
2013-03-19 08:18:55 PM  

kiwimoogle84: JRoo: Oh god, I'm going to hell.

That headline made me laugh so hard.

...please tell me you posted that in the wrong thread. There's absolutely nothing funny about this.


Nope, its just the thing about ANYONE having to take their freaking legs off at an airport.

It's just so damn farked up it jumped right off the rails of sad into so unbelievably sad and messed up at the same time that I'm still giggling at it.

You couldn't write something that funny.
 
2013-03-19 08:19:08 PM  
Well, we all know the TSA knows more about fighting terrorism than some Marine, right?
 
2013-03-19 08:20:07 PM  
I've said this before, and I will say it again:

Staff TSA with returning military personnel.  They follow rules to the letter, they know what real terrorists look like, and they carry a real authority people can respect compared to less-than-rent-a-cops that TSA is.

That said, being a better informed consumer when going through TSA checkpoints is your best bet to handle these goons.  KNOW your rights.  Exercise them.  And film, film, film.
 
2013-03-19 08:20:15 PM  

Bwahaha: But we have lost more than we might be willing to admit since 911. A heck of a lot.


They won.
Osama won.
 
2013-03-19 08:21:32 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Really, it's horrible, but the simple fact is, somebody can think of a reason why we have to have the TSA do this, and things will proceed as they have been since 9/11. The sentence will start like this: "It is terrible that an active-duty soldier could be treated like this...BUT..." and anything said after the word "but" will be reason enough to maintain the status quo, even if it's "He might pull out his robe and wizard hat from his hollow wooden legs and transform the airplane into a dragon."


We have the TSA because of civil liabilities for the airlines. The federal government bailed the airlines out after 9-11. Too bad the airlines didn't install hardened cockpits before the attacks.

The airlines got bailed out, the civil liabilities for future attacks are covered by the federal government now. Everybody wins. Except for disable Marines and millions of other travelers.

/A ticket agent almost stopped two of the hijackers for irregularities on their paperwork. Didn't want to get sued. /That's why have the TSA now.
 
2013-03-19 08:22:06 PM  
If we put a potential gun purchaser (protected by the 2nd) through what the TSA does (violation of 4th), you would need an anal inspection to get a gun
 
2013-03-19 08:23:37 PM  

MattyFridays: I've said this before, and I will say it again:

Staff TSA with returning military personnel.  They follow rules to the letter, they know what real terrorists look like, and they carry a real authority people can respect compared to less-than-rent-a-cops that TSA is.

That said, being a better informed consumer when going through TSA checkpoints is your best bet to handle these goons.  KNOW your rights.  Exercise them.  And film, film, film.


The TSA has something like 25% veterans now.  Unfortunately, most of the guys I know who went TSA were the assholes that no one liked, and we all thought were raging douchebags anyway,.
 
2013-03-19 08:24:40 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Bwahaha: But we have lost more than we might be willing to admit since 911. A heck of a lot.

They won.
Osama won.


Yes and the sad part is that if we ever stop doing the silly chicken dance is the day they put explosives on a plane via a method that we just stopped checking on.. starting another round of draconian security measures.  It reminds me of the 80's movies where the kidnapper or bomber would phone in more and more ludicrous tasks for the cops or hero to do.. "get to payphone x on the other side of time in 15 minutes or I set the bomb off"
 
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