Wichita Eagle: A powerful symbol comes back to the former Marine who earned it

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Guess what the pizza-box specials required that he "voluntarily surrender" ...

    Wichita Eagle: A powerful symbol comes back to the former Marine who earned it

    And the low-life lied to him:

  2. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    LOL! The stupid TSA employee stole a paddle. What you think the odds are the pervs used it to whip each other before shifts? Morons, the lot of them.
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  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    She tried to sell it but couldn't and in a fit of consciousness, finally decided to send it back to him, four years later. Just guessing at this scenario, however.
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    YCTTSFM Original Member

    Comments on the article include some misperceptions of TSA, but I was unable to log in. Any else want to try?

    Given that it was undamaged in original wrappings, I like Doober's theory of where it's been: maybe not the screener who took it, but somebody who knew better waylaid it, kept it four years, finally realized they could never brag on it, or felt guilty.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Just more proof of how (expletive deleted)'ed TSA is. TSA proves this fact daily!
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Just one more vivid example of how none of the things stolen from us by the TSA are in any way "voluntarily" surrendered.

    I'm guessing the TSA tried to sell this item with all the other things they'd stolen at one of those state-run stolen goods fencing operations, and someone along the chain of custody had an attack of conscience.

    The screeners may be lost to human decency, but there are still people in this organized crime ring who retain their consciences.
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I wonder which spokehole spouted that malarkey. Im surprised that marine didnt just rip off someones head and :trash: down someone neck. Im sorry Thieves Standing Around are all criminals till proven otherwise (just like they do to travelers), and why I wont let my property out of my control and/or sight.
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  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    An excellent example of just how stupid the TSA is. While a wooden paddle might make a useful impact tool in the open, I can't think of any way it could be used in the close quarters of a commercial aircraft to do any real damage to more than one person before the rest of the passengers dog-piled on him.
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  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I disagree. Anyone with a conscience couldn't work for the TSA.
  10. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I just can't wait for the War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg, PA. I've got a lovely spot picked out for the firing squad and gallows.
  11. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Also-the guy was a freakin Marine. Does he need a cumbersome paddle to do damage?!
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Hammer to nail head.

    YCTTSFM Original Member

    ^ Ingenuity and preparedness may have something to do with why he was awarded the paddle in the first place.

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