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When the Punchline’s Worse than the Joke

Posted by M. C. on December 11, 2019

Precheck, for the blissfully ignorant, is the TSA’s breathtaking swindle whereby it sells back to passengers the liberty and dignity it stole from them in the first place

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/12/becky-akers/when-the-punchlines-worse-than-the-joke/

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…Actually, the Marine told the joke—or tried to. “[Lance Cpl. Joseph] Simkus told a TSA agent they should check his shoes for C-4, an explosive.” Not much of a quip, is it? Indeed, since Marines sometimes work with C-4, the corporal might have been warning the Prod-n-Poke Brigade about his boots. But the TSA’s brutes never waste an opportunity to prey on passengers…

I see you savvy travelers shaking your heads: “Well, what do you expect? Everyone knows you can’t clown around at airports now.”

And I say shame on us for tolerating the police-state so supinely all these years that we now condone its crimes. Did the corporal behave wisely? No. Should that banish him to a cage? Only in totalitarian regimes.

Sadly, at least one of Cpl. Simkus’ fellow Marines is piling on. He takes the security scam as seriously as it took his brother-in-arms despite the indictment last weekend of six “former TSA officers” in “an alleged drug trafficking operation that smuggled 20 tons of cocaine into the US through Puerto Rico over an 18-year period.”

I’m no fan of the military. But throwing a Marine under the bus for the TSA seems a new level of insanity, even for Our Rulers. “A few good men” have “for two and a quarter centuries … defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess,” while the TSA has for way, way, way too long defined the standards of degradation, pedophilia and larceny downward. Not to mention that its perverts

  1. Miss 95% (!!!!!!) of contraband in undercover tests;
  2. Have never intercepted a terrorist anywhere in the world;
  3. Have never uncovered any plot by terrorists anywhere in the world;
  4. Allow suspects associated with terrorists entry to airports;
  5. Bully handicapped little girls;
  6. Savage survivors of cancer;
  7. Torment crippled children;
  8. Etc., ad nauseam.

Corporal Simkus isn’t the only Marine to run afoul of the TSA. Our Rulers may demand adulation, freebies, and special treatment for their legionnaires, but they’ve exempted the TSA from all of that just as they absolve it from common decency. Until last year, that is, when Congress “enrolled” “all “service members” in PreCheck. Precheck, for the blissfully ignorant, is the TSA’s breathtaking swindle whereby it sells back to passengers the liberty and dignity it stole from them in the first place;…

Ergo, when “three employees of TSA… detained and forced” “Jessica Lundquist (‘LUNDQUIST’) … a ticketed passenger attempting to travel through Hollywood Burbank Airport (‘BUR’) on September 29th, 2019” “to submit to an invasive ‘groin search’ whereby they used their fingers to touch LUNDQUIST’s genitals and buttocks without consent and despite her objection and pleas to leave,” it didn’t count. Since Ms. Lundquist boasts no “service-connected disability,” her travail doesn’t matter.

Here’s hoping the Marine Corps rescues its lance corporal and then stomps the TSA’s butt before kicking its loathsome carcass from here to Iwo Jima. No high-spirited recruit should suffer as Joe has to protect the delusion that this cruel agency somehow safeguards aviation.

But neither should Ms. Lundquist. Or anyone.

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Film uses wartime footage of Marines that isn’t necessarily flattering

Posted by M. C. on March 15, 2019

The military screws a lot of people up. In this case maybe it is the 25 years of cancer laden water at Paris Island.

The military doesn’t care about anyone. Certainly not their own.

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/film-uses-wartime-footage-of-marines-that-isn-t-necessarily-flattering-1.572698

By ALEX HORTON

Marines pass a joint to one another in the dark void of southern Afghanistan, and in crackling night-vision green, the question arises: Did they think they would ever be stoned within range of enemy fire?

The grunts take a moment to contemplate the infinite chasm between what the military wants you to believe happens in war and what unfolds in just another night in combat.

“You think the Marine Corps is a bunch of perfect people who don’t do anything bad, don’t curse, and they’re just really squared-away killers,” one man says to another. “The Marine Corps is filled with the most f—– up individuals I’ve ever met.”

He takes a drag. “Just like me, you know?”…

In one scene, a Marine huffs hash smoke out of a Pringles-can bong in a flash of ingenuity. In another, a grunt brandishes a pistol at four children riding donkeys so he can search them, roaring that he’s looking for the Taliban. Then he smiles. “I’m just kidding, here, chocolate,” the Marine jokes…. Read the rest of this entry »

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US F-35 destroyed in apparent first-ever crash for the stealth jet | The Times of Israel

Posted by M. C. on September 30, 2018

Launched in the early 1990s, the F-35 program is considered the most expensive weapons system in US history,

And it still doesn’t work. The helmet cost $400K three years ago. That has likely gone up.

Multiple Marine Corps F-35s struck Taliban targets in Afghanistan. Defending US by attacking someone that never attacked US.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-f-35-destroyed-in-apparent-first-ever-crash-for-the-stealth-jet/

by AFP and TOI staff

Marine Corps pilot ejects unharmed in North Carolina training accident; cause of crash not clear; Israel operates 12 of the advanced planes

WASHINGTON — A US F-35 fighter was completely destroyed in a crash while training Friday, officials said. The pilot safely ejected.

The crash appears to be the first of its kind for the troubled F-35 program, marking an unfortunate moment for the most expensive plane in history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pimps in Our Midst – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on May 8, 2018

Do military recruiters tell recruits that they will be defending other countries instead of the United States?

When you see a young service person thank them then tell them not to die for Israel, Saudi Arabia and ExxonMobil.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/05/laurence-m-vance/pimps-in-our-midst/

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I’m talking about pimps, but not the sleazy, flashy, abusive kind who solicit those willing to hire themselves out to perform illicit acts for paying customers. Worse. The ones who look and act respectable while they solicit those willing to hire themselves out to perform illicit acts for paying customers.

The customers in this case being the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. And those hiring themselves out being soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines.

Someone has to say it so it might as well be me. I’ve said worse… Read the rest of this entry »

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