Stolen Valor

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Airport security screener claims false Navy Cross
    http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/stolen-valor-issue-is-agonizing-for-everyone/

    [Coached by Mike to add some details:]

    Among other examples cited:

     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I wonder if this TSA slime ball is still screening honest people?
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I couldn't believe what the appeals court judge said:
    what an out and out putz. a great many people get along in life without being liars. Great, we got a lying judge on the appeals court.
     
  4. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    I've got mixed feeling about this. (Let me say upfront that it's an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) for an active duty or retired military member to falsify their record, including their awards and decorations.) I wore my country's uniform for 26 years to preserve, among other things, the first amendment freedoms. I don't have a problem with anybody spinning whatever tall tale they desire. But, someone in a position of public trust needs to be held to very high standards. If someone wants to publically talk about their military record, I'm all for any skeptic to do the research to find out if they individual is telling the truth. If not, the individual needs to be called out and publically confronted.

    Certainly, any federal employee , including a TSA clerk, who makes false claims and uses their position for personal gain, has violated government ethics laws and needs to be given a fair trail and then hung.

    Having said this, I have zero tolerance for someone who does this at the expense of those who really have earned the honor.
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I know folks who have earned some pretty heavy duty military awards, one in particular the Silver Star, multiple Bronze Stars, and almost guaranteed to go with those kind of medals a trifecta of Purple Hearts. To have some person pretending to have done the things required to earn such military honor is clearly wrong. For a person who has the TSA Core Values of

    as guidance is unacceptable and should be an immediate disqualification for any form of government employement.
     
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Since we all know that the TSA "Core Values" are mere lip service, I'm of the opinion that a willingness to work for the TSA should be immediate disqualification for any form of interaction with polite society.

    Jail 'em all.
     
  7. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    After all, at least one of them is a former Federal judge who resigned his lifetime appointment so as to work for the greater glory of TSA. :D

    (insert chorus of Hallelujah!)

    At least that's what we were told by a clerk ....
     
  9. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Exactly. If this sort of play-acting is good enough for the federal government, then where's the line?
     
  10. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Well since you asked!;)

    Remember that some TSA screeners believe they are qualified medical doctors to fully pass judgment on passengers and their various medical conditions,
    pharmacists to determine if passengers are allowed to travel with their medicines and overrule written prescriptions,
    lawyers and judges to interpret legal and pass judgments over passengers' rights, and
    more powerful than physicists and chemists to be able to bend the laws of science and nature,
    Shall I keep going?
     
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  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Do we know the name of this screener who falsely claimed to have received the Navy Cross?
     
  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

  13. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    TSA is so good at making up stuff, why can't they make up their own awards instead of stealing others?

    The Blue Glove Award, The Cyan Nutsack, The Azure Medal, The Midnight Trapezoid, The Aquamarine Water Bottle, The Colbalt Swab/Rectangle, The Cerulean Ribbon...
     
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  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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