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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/03/militar...

A California lawmaker wants to know why a Marine who lost both legs in a roadside bombing was made to walk at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Phoenix on March 13 despite being confined to a wheelchair.

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter wrote TSA Administrator John Pistole on Monday asking why the Marine, who was traveling with other injured and recovering troops, was told to get out of his wheelchair and walk to a screening area, even though he had “limited to no mobility.”....
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Whomever made him walk should be made to be confined to a wheelchair for a week.......

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"A California lawmaker wants to know why a Marine who lost both legs in a roadside bombing was made to walk at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Phoenix on March 13 despite being confined to a wheelchair."

With no legs, how did he walk?

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"A California lawmaker wants to know why a Marine who lost both legs in a roadside bombing was made to walk at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Phoenix on March 13 despite being confined to a wheelchair."
With no legs, how did he walk?
You never heard of prosthesis and crutches.

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REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
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You never heard of prosthesis and crutches.
Not if he was in a wheelchair.

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Not if he was in a wheelchair.
Dude, did you even bother to read the article from the Army Times.

....Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter wrote TSA Administrator John Pistole on Monday asking why the Marine, who was traveling with other injured and recovering troops, was told to get out of his wheelchair and walk to a screening area, even though he had “limited to no mobility.”

The Marine was asked to remove his prostheses for inspection, put them back on, and go to a second screening area where he again was asked to stand.....

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Words associated with MILITARY are: patriotism, honor, valor, stamina, courage, service, unselfishness, precision, training, physical fitness, uniform, brotherhood, obedience, patience, gratitude, compassion, uniformity, accuracy, pride in self, flag and country, fellowship and more.
Surveys revealed that most TSA agents were high school drop-outs, abuse the 15 minute smoke breaks, are tardy, lazy, and have little respect for authority.
In my opinion those who are anti-military are ignorant of what it takes to be in the military, are jealous, ashamed f themselves for being afraid.
I think 2 years of military service should be mandatory.

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REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
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Dude, did you even bother to read the article from the Army Times.
....Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter wrote TSA Administrator John Pistole on Monday asking why the Marine, who was traveling with other injured and recovering troops, was told to get out of his wheelchair and walk to a screening area, even though he had “limited to no mobility.”
The Marine was asked to remove his prostheses for inspection, put them back on, and go to a second screening area where he again was asked to stand.....
I did, but it still seems kinda' weird if you ask me to be wearing protheses and using a wheelchair.

I see these guys all the time down at the VA Center here in Milwaukee - they all walk on their protheses by their own choice.

Whatever - just seemed a little weird to me that's all, other than a Republican contributing to an article that pretty much criticizes a federal agency - big suprise there.

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milwaukee69 wrote:
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I did, but it still seems kinda' weird if you ask me to be wearing protheses and using a wheelchair.
I see these guys all the time down at the VA Center here in Milwaukee - they all walk on their protheses by their own choice.
Whatever - just seemed a little weird to me that's all, other than a Republican contributing to an article that pretty much criticizes a federal agency - big suprise there.
As a member of the VFW, I have seen many service members with prosthesis who also use a wheelchair, especially if they are new to the device, or if they have to travel a long distance, like at an airport terminal.The part that I find infuriating is the insensitive treatment of a wounded warrior by the government thugs.

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REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
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As a member of the VFW, I have seen many service members with prosthesis who also use a wheelchair, especially if they are new to the device, or if they have to travel a long distance, like at an airport terminal.The part that I find infuriating is the insensitive treatment of a wounded warrior by the government thugs.
Lol...government thugs.

Yet you'd hold those same "government thugs" solely responsible if this "wounded warrior" suddenly snapped and opened fire while waiting in line, right?

I've got news for you - wounded warriors are no different than the guy who loses both legs in a train accident when passing through airport security. Everyone, and I mean everyone, regardless of who or what they are pass through security under the same standards. I travel alot - and I've seen many handicapped people scrutinized by TSA - not just "wounded warriors." I dress for security - no belt, little cash, no watch or jewelry, sandals, etc. If you don't, you're only asking for trouble, IMO.

The only thing insensitive about this whole story is the way it was published on a political bias.

If you haved the time, read this excerpt from a TSA representative's blog from 2010 - it kind of explains the incident from their prospective and gives a little incite into what they are doing to educate TSA employees.

http://blog.tsa.gov/2010/03/helping-wounded-w...

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Yet you'd hold those same "government thugs" solely responsible if this "wounded warrior" suddenly snapped and opened fire while waiting in line, right?
*=* Sounds like som'thn "U'd" do M69...

My brother-in-law is a TSA official and can he tell
some 'wicked' tales!
=After all ?? they do have to deal with people.=

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My brother-in-law is a TSA official and can he tell
some 'wicked' tales!
=After all ?? they do have to deal with people.=
I have a friend who was a TSA down in Atlanta - the busiest airport in the US. He used to say, "You never know who the next terrorist will be dressed as."

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I have a friend who was a TSA down in Atlanta - the busiest airport in the US. He used to say, "You never know who the next terrorist will be dressed as."
Like I've told the fools many times before.....we don't have any terrorits in Soda Springs....what we have is a class of hard working people trying to get on a god damn plane trying to go to there home town and bury loved ones.....Hey I can't help most of us are the over 60 age....

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Like I've told the fools many times before.....we don't have any terrorits in Soda Springs....what we have is a class of hard working people trying to get on a god damn plane trying to go to there home town and bury loved ones.....Hey I can't help most of us are the over 60 age....
But you also don't have an airport in Soda Springs either:

The nearest major airport is Pocatello Regional Airport (PIH / KPIH). This airport has domestic flights from Pocatello, Idaho and is 67 miles from the center of Soda Springs, ID.

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I think 2 years of military service should be mandatory.
I'm right behind you on that one - so when are you enlisting?

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Bet me and lose 69...
We do have an airport....Not huge by any meens, but big enough to land a Bombardierear jet 85: in a cross wind....without slamming into the mountains or the Bear River.....

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All in all I find this sad.
A complete lack of respect for another human being.

My bro is missing a leg and though he has an artificial one, it use to give him pain if he walked great distances. The nub would get sores and he had to buy special patches, creams, and band-aids.
After 20 years, he finally doesn't get much pain, it has toughened up over time.

If you can't treat another person better then that, you shouldn't work with people. Unacceptable behavior.

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All in all I find this sad.
A complete lack of respect for another human being.
My bro is missing a leg and though he has an artificial one, it use to give him pain if he walked great distances. The nub would get sores and he had to buy special patches, creams, and band-aids.
After 20 years, he finally doesn't get much pain, it has toughened up over time.
If you can't treat another person better then that, you shouldn't work with people. Unacceptable behavior.
I'm out of props.... but if I could....

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Lol...government thugs.
Yet you'd hold those same "government thugs" solely responsible if this "wounded warrior" suddenly snapped and opened fire while waiting in line, right?
I've got news for you - wounded warriors are no different than the guy who loses both legs in a train accident when passing through airport security. Everyone, and I mean everyone, regardless of who or what they are pass through security under the same standards. I travel alot - and I've seen many handicapped people scrutinized by TSA - not just "wounded warriors." I dress for security - no belt, little cash, no watch or jewelry, sandals, etc. If you don't, you're only asking for trouble, IMO.
The only thing insensitive about this whole story is the way it was published on a political bias.
If you haved the time, read this excerpt from a TSA representative's blog from 2010 - it kind of explains the incident from their prospective and gives a little incite into what they are doing to educate TSA employees.
http://blog.tsa.gov/2010/03/helping-wounded-w...
They are government thugs plain and simple. I don't care how you dress it up or who you trot out as an apologist, they were insensitive, demeaning and brutish in their behavior. As you stated before on another thread, why waste time reading a biased blog. I could repost hundreds of stories of the overzealous, thug like behavior of the TSA (terrorist Servants Administration). I did so on the thread about the TSA. Every day there is an incident showing the ineptitude and down right criminal behavior of these thugs.

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They are government thugs plain and simple. I don't care how you dress it up or who you trot out as an apologist, they were insensitive, demeaning and brutish in their behavior. As you stated before on another thread, why waste time reading a biased blog. I could repost hundreds of stories of the overzealous, thug like behavior of the TSA (terrorist Servants Administration). I did so on the thread about the TSA. Every day there is an incident showing the ineptitude and down right criminal behavior of these thugs.
Afghanistan doesn't have any government thugs - just thuggish police.

Like I said - when I travel, and I travel a lot, I abide by the rules, plain and simple. I've found that when you play by the rules, things run much smoother. I've followed plenty of wheelchair-bound folks through security - they are always treated with respect, regardless of whether they are military or civilian. I just personally don't see it. If it weren't for so many ex-military shooting up places nowadays, there wouldn't be so much paranoia.

As a paying passenger, I demand that everyone on each and every one of my flights go through the same security checks as I do - I kind of feel safer that way. Security checks are just another part of traveling - something I would guess not everyone gets to experience.

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