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NJ Six Flags denies vet entry over shirt
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/15/new...amusement/


Quote:Mario Alejandro, 33, of Woodbridge, said he was stopped while entering the theme park in Jackson on Saturday. The father of three, who took part in the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Marines, said the T-shirt — emblazoned with the words “Keep Calm and Return Fire” above a red, white and blue machine gun — caught the eye of a security guard at the front gate.

“I can’t let you into the park with that shirt on. That shirt’s offensive,” Alejandro recalled the guard saying to NJ.com. “I said it’s not offensive, it’s a military shirt. I told him that I am an Iraq veteran … I served in the war. But he said: ‘I don’t care, you have to take it off … or you need to buy another shirt to put over it.”

Alejandro, who could not be reached for comment Friday, refused to remove the T-shirt from The Reconnaissance Foundation, a nonprofit group supporting Marines and their relatives, or to buy another garment, leading the security guard to call a supervisor.

“I saw him talk to two women in white shirts, who looked at me and then shook their heads,” he told NJ.com. “And then the man grabbed my arm and asked me to leave. I told them that it’s not offensive, that it’s a military shirt and that it means nothing. But they said: ‘I don’t care, get out of the park.’”

A spokeswoman for Six Flags Great Adventure said the incident is under review.
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Quote:“I said it’s not offensive, it’s a military shirt. I told him that I am an Iraq veteran … I served in the war. But he said: ‘I don’t care, you have to take it off … or you need to buy another shirt to put over it.”

This guy actually thought this was news worthy enough that he had to bring this up to a news outlet? I'm not sure why he still feels that he has some ground to stand on here... first off it's private property, so that trumps all other arguments. Period. Regardless of who think you are, you don't get to do what you want on someone's property without their permission.

Second, he pulls the "I am an Iraq veteran … I served in the war" card like someone is actually going to give 2 shits that he joined in on a corporate-run military takeover of a country, for no reason, and helped disarm, destabilize, and destroy everything in their path. This mentality of entitlement is getting ridiculous. It's sad.
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Yep, it's their park and they can ban what they want.

People can also choose not to do business with them. Shrug
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pinhead1979;151874 Wrote:
Quote:“I said it’s not offensive, it’s a military shirt. I told him that I am an Iraq veteran … I served in the war. But he said: ‘I don’t care, you have to take it off … or you need to buy another shirt to put over it.”

This guy actually thought this was news worthy enough that he had to bring this up to a news outlet? I'm not sure why he still feels that he has some ground to stand on here... first off it's private property, so that trumps all other arguments. Period. Regardless of who think you are, you don't get to do what you want on someone's property without their permission.

Second, he pulls the "I am an Iraq veteran … I served in the war" card like someone is actually going to give 2 shits that he joined in on a corporate-run military takeover of a country, for no reason, and helped disarm, destabilize, and destroy everything in their path. This mentality of entitlement is getting ridiculous. It's sad.

Can't say it any better. Well said.

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halftrack;151879 Wrote:Yep, it's their park and they can ban what they want.

People can also choose not to do business with them. Shrug

They're in NJ, that's more than enough reason.
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(08-15-2014, 01:44 PM)streaker69 Wrote:
halftrack;151879 Wrote:Yep, it's their park and they can ban what they want.

People can also choose not to do business with them. Shrug

They're in NJ, that's more than enough reason.

This.
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How is that offensive? Its not insulting anyones race, color or creed. Its not threatening anyone so how does it offend someone? I guess I offend a lot of people when I wear a Gadsden shirt. Screw the park and N.J.
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...and "return fire" denotes defense, not aggression.....
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If a pop tart that sort of resembles a gun can freak people out I guess a picture of one on a shirt can too. Shrug
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