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TSA agents who can't tell a hero from a terrorist: wounded Iraq veteran marine treated 'shamefully'
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Posted on 07/09/2013 8:22:46 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

A wounded war veteran has described the moment security agents treated him like a 'terrorist' on a recent trip to California because he couldn't raise his injured right arm in a full-body scanner and his dress uniform contained 'too much metal.'

Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was awarded a Purple Heart after he almost died in 2004 from an injury incurred from a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq. The brave soldier recently traveled to Sacramento, California to receive another award as his district's veteran of the year.

But, what should have been a celebratory experience was tainted when suspicious security workers at both the Sacramento International Airport and the California State Capitol Buildings subjected him to intense screenings and even ordered him to take off his uniform.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; tsa; tsaoutofcontrol; tsapervs; tsavet; vet

1 posted on 07/09/2013 8:22:46 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
The TSA is part of King Obama’s gestapo.
2 posted on 07/09/2013 8:25:46 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: InvisibleChurch

Why would he travel in his dress blues? Was he going straight to the award ceremony?


3 posted on 07/09/2013 8:27:41 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: InvisibleChurch

and he let the bearded raghead with an AK and RPG just walk through ?


4 posted on 07/09/2013 8:27:52 AM PDT by molson209
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To: InvisibleChurch

Your tax dollars and mine at play in the cause of anti-Americanism.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 8:31:42 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: oh8eleven

What difference does it make!? Does that make it ok for him to be dealt with like he’s a terrorist?!


6 posted on 07/09/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT by albie (t allowed)
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The brave soldier

Not a soldier.

7 posted on 07/09/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT by xone
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To: xone

You got that right.


8 posted on 07/09/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: InvisibleChurch

Little civil servants protecting their jobs. Go by the book, initiative and judgement are not part of the job description.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 8:46:16 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Logical me
The TSA is part of King Obama’s gestapo.

They were no better under President Bush; they should be disbanded for all the crap they cause, which has resulted in saving us from NO attacks!

10 posted on 07/09/2013 8:46:59 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Imagine that.
required to dishonor his uniform to placate an apparatchik.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 9:00:33 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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Returning vets, Constitutionalists, legit patriots, libertarians, Christians, legit conservatives. . .these are the “terrorists” is the gov’t’s eyes. If you’re not awake to that yet, just wait a while before you scoff at the notion because it’s going to become more apparent with time.


12 posted on 07/09/2013 9:10:35 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: oh8eleven

“Why would he travel in his dress blues?”

Why wouldn’t he? You’re proud of your service.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 9:18:46 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: InvisibleChurch

Obama is atrocious. That one picture says it all.


14 posted on 07/09/2013 9:19:35 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: xone

“A soldier is one who fights as part of an organized land-based armed force;[1] if that force is for hire the person is generally termed a mercenary soldier, or mercenary.[2] The majority of cognates of the word “soldier” that exist in other languages have a meaning that embraces both commissioned and non-commissioned officers in national land forces.”


15 posted on 07/09/2013 9:21:46 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Rannug
organized land-based armed force

When ashore, Marines fight that way, but they aren't and will never be 'soldiers'. They are an amphibious force. US soldiers are part of the US Army.

The majority of cognates of the word “soldier” that exist in other languages

I suspect other 'marines' would object to being classified as soldiers as well, in any language.

16 posted on 07/09/2013 9:36:58 AM PDT by xone
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To: xone; Rannug

Title: “Soldier an’ Sailor Too”
Author: Rudyard Kipling

As I was spittin’ into the Ditch aboard o’ the Crocodile,
I seed a man on a man-o’-war got up in the Reg’lars’ style.
‘E was scrapin’ the paint from off of ‘er plates,
an’ I sez to ‘im, “’Oo are you?”
Sez ‘e, “I’m a Jolly — ‘Er Majesty’s Jolly — soldier an’ sailor too!”
Now ‘is work begins by Gawd knows when, and ‘is work is never through;
‘E isn’t one o’ the reg’lar Line, nor ‘e isn’t one of the crew.
‘E’s a kind of a giddy harumfrodite — soldier an’ sailor too!

An’ after I met ‘im all over the world, a-doin’ all kinds of things,
Like landin’ ‘isself with a Gatlin’ gun to talk to them ‘eathen kings;
‘E sleeps in an ‘ammick instead of a cot,
an’ ‘e drills with the deck on a slew,
An’ ‘e sweats like a Jolly — ‘Er Majesty’s Jolly — soldier an’ sailor too!
For there isn’t a job on the top o’ the earth the beggar don’t know, nor do —
You can leave ‘im at night on a bald man’s ‘ead, to paddle ‘is own canoe —
‘E’s a sort of a bloomin’ cosmopolouse — soldier an’ sailor too.

We’ve fought ‘em in trooper, we’ve fought ‘em in dock,
and drunk with ‘em in betweens,
When they called us the seasick scull’ry-maids,
an’ we called ‘em the Ass Marines;
But, when we was down for a double fatigue, from Woolwich to Bernardmyo,
We sent for the Jollies — ‘Er Majesty’s Jollies — soldier an’ sailor too!
They think for ‘emselves, an’ they steal for ‘emselves,
and they never ask what’s to do,
But they’re camped an’ fed an’ they’re up an’ fed before our bugle’s blew.
Ho! they ain’t no limpin’ procrastitutes — soldier an’ sailor too.

You may say we are fond of an ‘arness-cut, or ‘ootin’ in barrick-yards,
Or startin’ a Board School mutiny along o’ the Onion Guards;
But once in a while we can finish in style for the ends of the earth to view,
The same as the Jollies — ‘Er Majesty’s Jollies — soldier an’ sailor too!
They come of our lot, they was brothers to us;
they was beggars we’d met an’ knew;
Yes, barrin’ an inch in the chest an’ the arm, they was doubles o’ me an’ you;
For they weren’t no special chrysanthemums — soldier an’ sailor too!

To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
Is nothing so bad when you’ve cover to ‘and, an’ leave an’ likin’ to shout;
But to stand an’ be still to the Birken’ead drill
is a damn tough bullet to chew,
An’ they done it, the Jollies — ‘Er Majesty’s Jollies —
soldier an’ sailor too!
Their work was done when it ‘adn’t begun; they was younger nor me an’ you;
Their choice it was plain between drownin’ in ‘eaps
an’ bein’ mopped by the screw,
So they stood an’ was still to the Birken’ead drill, soldier an’ sailor too!

We’re most of us liars, we’re ‘arf of us thieves,
an’ the rest are as rank as can be,
But once in a while we can finish in style
(which I ‘ope it won’t ‘appen to me).
But it makes you think better o’ you an’ your friends,
an’ the work you may ‘ave to do,
When you think o’ the sinkin’ Victorier’s Jollies — soldier an’ sailor too!
Now there isn’t no room for to say ye don’t know —
they ‘ave proved it plain and true —
That whether it’s Widow, or whether it’s ship, Victorier’s work is to do,
An’ they done it, the Jollies — ‘Er Majesty’s Jollies —
soldier an’ sailor too!


17 posted on 07/09/2013 9:41:27 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I detest the TSA & its tactics & think all/most of these security measures do little (if anything) to keep us safe.

That said, I could easily see where the counter-argument from the DHS would be -- if we start waving people through based solely on their appearance (frail grandma), dress (U.S. military) or disability (someone in a wheelchair) then it will only be a matter of time before the next terrorist adapts & presents themselves accordingly to avoid detection.

18 posted on 07/09/2013 9:46:46 AM PDT by gdani
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To: InvisibleChurch

Good thing he didn’t go through San Francisco. The meanest, most incompetent and racist TSA agents work there.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 9:50:23 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane

Try Eugene, Oregon. On second thought - don’t.


20 posted on 07/09/2013 10:02:45 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: InvisibleChurch

This picture tells you everything you need to know about America.


21 posted on 07/09/2013 10:10:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Yet another story of our wonderful TSA saving us from terrorists.

This whole organization is an astounding waste of taxpayer money.


22 posted on 07/09/2013 10:35:08 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: xone
They are an amphibious force.

They are considered "amphibious" because they come under the department of the Navy. Marines can fly pretty well too.


23 posted on 07/09/2013 10:35:33 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Why not??? He’s wearing the American terrorist uniform/s...


24 posted on 07/09/2013 10:39:37 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: ladyjane

Surprising that the Marine wasn’t searched by a bearded muzzie TSA goon wearing a kufi cap.

I’m convinced that those TSA screws hate the military, especially the returning wounded heroes. Makes them look even more like the spiteful little wannabe dictators they are.


25 posted on 07/09/2013 10:45:09 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Rannug
Why wouldn’t he?
Dress Blues are for special occasions. If he wasn't going directly to the awards ceremony, he could have worn his summer service uniform.
26 posted on 07/09/2013 10:47:35 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mc5cents
they come under the department of the Navy

True, they are the Men's Department.

27 posted on 07/09/2013 10:48:11 AM PDT by xone
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To: xone

My dad was Navy UDT during WWII and left signs on the beaches “welcoming” the Marines ashore, you saying he wasn’t from a “Men’s Department”?


28 posted on 07/09/2013 10:54:08 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: mc5cents
My dad was Navy UDT during WWII and left signs on the beaches “welcoming” the Marines ashore, you saying he wasn’t from a “Men’s Department”?

Not at all, if you had served in the Navy, you would have recognized the setup and the tee shot. It is a very common conversation between squids and jarheads. I doubt your father would have objected.

29 posted on 07/09/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT by xone
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To: InvisibleChurch

This story just pissed me off. It is time to revamp the TSA, fire the idiots (including Napalitano) and start using common-sense profiling. Marine Cpl Kemnitz deserves a formal apology and our thanks.


30 posted on 07/09/2013 11:08:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: xone

No he would not and would have joined in I’m sure. He had many stories about how they would ride the Marine contingent on the ships and call them “sea-going bell hops”. All in good nature I’m sure.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 11:11:27 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: oh8eleven

Dress blues are a liberty uniform designated for any occasion while off duty.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 11:27:06 AM PDT by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Thanks, a really good read.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 5:34:14 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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