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VIDEO: Civilian Called Out For Wearing Ranger Uniform Offers Explanation
The Right Scoop ^ | 3/22/14 | Caleb Howe

Posted on 03/22/2014 12:48:14 PM PDT by absentee

“I’d serve today,” said the man, Joseph Scott. “One phone call and I’d be gone.”

It sounds as if the man meant no disrespect. However, more responsible voices, including the recruiter who told Scott where to buy the uniform gear, should have informed him about wearing the uniform in public. And while one can certainly sympathize with Scott, it in no way suggests any wrongdoing on the part of the soldiers who called him out in the now-viral video of the confrontation. That uniform must be earned. Not everyone can make it. And as sad as it may make some civilians, not everyone is even going to have the chance to try.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilian; military; rangers; uniform
The confrontation of two weeks ago was caught on camera and went viral just this week. The local TV station interviews the kid in question. (video at the link).

Maybe there will be a part III to the incident in coming day.s

1 posted on 03/22/2014 12:48:14 PM PDT by absentee
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To: absentee

He’d serve today? What’s stopping him?


2 posted on 03/22/2014 12:58:03 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

He’d serve today? What’s stopping him?

only the LGBT cross dressing gender benders need apply...


3 posted on 03/22/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: absentee
However, more responsible voices, including the recruiter who told Scott where to buy the uniform gear, should have informed him about wearing the uniform in public.

WTFO?

4 posted on 03/22/2014 1:04:07 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

The boy is obviously not too bright. His relatives should have set him straight before things went this far. Some people are just not cut out for the military.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 1:10:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: VerySadAmerican
He’d serve today? What’s stopping him?

Obviously you didn't read past the headline.

6 posted on 03/22/2014 1:19:34 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: smokingfrog

You ‘re right, of course, but I’m also disturbed that a military recruiter would encourage him to wear a uniform - according to the article.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 1:19:34 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: absentee
Heres the confrontation. There is foul language.

the confrontation

8 posted on 03/22/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: absentee

Roman citizens would rub the sweat of Gladiators on their bodies to share in their glory. Silly Romans, there is no glory without risk.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: absentee

The vets that confronted him were not polite and they were not professional.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 1:48:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Obviously you didn’t read past the headline. “

I read the story but maybe I missed the part that explained why he couldn’t enlist??


11 posted on 03/22/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RWGinger
I read the story but maybe I missed the part that explained why he couldn’t enlist??

In the video it explained that he couldn't pass the aptitude test.

Sad, the guy is willing but just doesn't meet the criteria.

12 posted on 03/22/2014 1:59:27 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: VerySadAmerican
He, sadly, did not past the test. : ( Wow! This is really sad.
13 posted on 03/22/2014 2:01:27 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

thank you
I read the link but didn’t watch the vid

My heart goes out to the real Rangers who lost his fellow rangers
but also goes out to this kid
I can see he didn’t mean any harm


14 posted on 03/22/2014 2:08:56 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RWGinger

I agree with you 1000%


15 posted on 03/22/2014 2:25:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I did read the whole story and its not in the story.

You have to watch the video clip to see that he suffers from PTSD from an incident when he was three (yeah, right) and he can’t pass the ASVAB (walking carrot).


16 posted on 03/22/2014 2:28:42 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Nope. Didn’t read it. But he could be a paid mercenary if he wants to fight so bad.


17 posted on 03/22/2014 2:49:55 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Finding good mercenary work isn’t as easy as it seems, there are a lot of questionable operators and operations out there, and a boy too stupid for the military wouldn’t do well in choosing work, nor in executing it.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 5:07:09 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: PeteB570
(yeah, right) and he can’t pass the ASVAB (walking carrot).

Nice comment....I would bet he has more honor than you.

19 posted on 03/22/2014 6:47:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: VerySadAmerican; Jim Robinson

Assholes like you are why I don’t even bother with this site anymore.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 6:48:35 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: TigersEye
I'll give them a pass on not being polite and not being professional.

I won't give them a pass on not kicking his punk ass and taking EVERY item of insignia off his worthless ass.

21 posted on 03/22/2014 6:50:57 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Feckless

You have a right to be a psychotic jerk.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 8:31:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

How can you “not bother with this site anymore” at the same time you’re reading posts and posting? Man, you’re stupid.


23 posted on 03/22/2014 8:58:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: TigersEye

And you obviously have no idea what the uniform means to those of us who have worn it in combat. I get it.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 9:00:43 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Feckless

You don’t get squat, chief. Only a jackass would beat down a retarded kid whose only dream was to be a Ranger.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 9:29:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I doubt it.

I served from 74 to 95.

And you?


26 posted on 03/23/2014 2:59:21 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Feckless
And you obviously have no idea what the uniform means to those of us who have worn it in combat. I get it.
No, those of us who grew up with military family members do understand. But I don't think MY military family members would approve of gangbanger-style beatdowns just because some numpty was sporting the colors.

That civilian, John Scott, is wrong, but he's also not right in the head, as the article makes very clear. Do you still think it would be the honorable action to put a beatdown on a special-ed who couldn't even make it out of high school? Or would the better, more Christian action be to take the fellow aside and gently explain, without all the profanity?
27 posted on 03/23/2014 8:56:29 AM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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