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Parking for veterans

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    My doctor's office has had it for awhile. Now I see it at Lowe's, too. Parking spaces marked for veterans only. First, it seems like a hard thing to enforce. Beyond that, it seems a bit much. A disabled vet, absolutely. But special parking the rest of your life?

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  2. crescent_beach

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    Virtue signaling.

    Overall, Americans like this sort of thing- yellow ribbons, “support the troops!”, etc, while 99% of the populace has zero skin in the game. They enjoy being completely oblivious to what the Defense Industrial Complex has become. Eisenhower warned us...
     
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  3. madgator

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    90% of the military performs clerical work.....
     
  4. anstro76

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    Seems like a perfect setup for another citizen policing incident.
     
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  5. CaptUSMCNole

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    Don’t mess with my parking!

    It’s hard to enforce but it is nice to have it. Typically only two or three spots.
     
  6. AndyGator

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    I have no problem with it and will personally always respect it. Even if one is not necessarily pro-military, there is zero reason not to respect and appreciate our veterans. They did their job and are not politicians. But yes seems hard to enforce.
     
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  7. VAg8r1

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    Wouldn't go quite that far, but your point is well taken, only a relatively small percentage of the military actually engages in combat. I agree with @rivergator, maybe limiting the parking spaces to disabled veterans.
     
  8. madgator

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    We have those already.....they're indicated by the blue and white sign and blue line dividers


    and whether it's clerical work or not....only something like 5-10% of the military personnel (and shrinking) actually engages in combat. If it's not clerical work then it's some kind of logistics support.

    Not saying it's not important but this constant fawning over veterans is ridiculous
     
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  9. wgbgator

    wgbgator Extremely Online Premium Member

    I've never been more tempted to steal valor
     
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  10. wgbgator

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    Look, we wont take proper care of the war wounds and permanent psychological damage, but on the other hand, convenient parking and priority boarding on airplanes.
     
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  11. CaptUSMCNole

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    Almost every veteran is considered “disabled” if they have a rating from the VA. What many would consider “disabled” would be covered by a handicap parking spot.
     
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  12. wgbgator

    wgbgator Extremely Online Premium Member

    If someone calls you on it, just say you're Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, USMC, ret.
     
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  13. GatorNavy

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    If Lowes chooses to do this what's the big deal?
     
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  14. OklahomaGator

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    I don't see an issue with it.
     
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  15. G8trGr8t

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    Best thing they could do for them is put them furthest from the doo
    what is ridiculous is that clerical person who did 20 behind the desk is well taken care of while the guy that went to combat for 3 and got his head or body messed up gets squat because he didn't pull 20. those who have had to deal with combat should get benefits beyond the 20 year clerical person regardless of how long they stay signed up for.
     
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  16. madgator

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    No doubt.....combat veterans should go to the front of the line.
     
  17. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    Not a huge deal. Just thought it was interesting. What do you think, parking spaces just for teachers? Someone who was a teacher once? First responders?
     
  18. madgator

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    Like tranny's peeing in the girls bathroom, everyone needs to feel special
     
  19. VAg8r1

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    It's a complicated issue, but just because a service member is engaged in logistics support doesn't mean his or her life isn't in jeopardy in a combat zone. A truck driver who is killed by an ied has made the same sacrifice as an combat infantryman who loses his life in combat albeit the probability of an infantry soldier losing his life is significantly greater than that of a truck driver.
     
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  20. GatorNavy

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    It's up to the store. It's their business.
     
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