Here’s some news we think you should be aware of for today, April 26, 2012: TSA Takes Bribes From Drug Traffickers, Marine Fired For Negative Obama Comments, and Transplanted Kidney Removed And Re-Transplanted To New Recipient.
Read about it below!
TSA Takes Bribes From Drug Traffickers
Two current and two former TSA screeners allegedly accepted bribes in return for allowing large amounts of cocaine and other drugs to pass x-ray screening at LAX. The bribery ring was exposed when one of the drug traffickers went to the wrong terminal and the drugs were caught.
Regular people are required to submit to highly intrusive strip searches, but apparently if you pay the TSA, you can sail right through the scanners with drugs or other contraband. Last week, John Brennan figured it would just be easier to strip butt naked in protest, after the TSA selected him for additional screening at a Portland airport. So on one hand, you have regular folks under intense scrutiny, while people push pounds of cocaine right through the security checkpoints. Go figure…
Marine Fired For Negative Obama Comments
Sgt. Gary Stein has been discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps for making negative remarks about President Barack Obama. Here’s what he’s reported to have said:
“People ask me, ‘Would you go back and change those words?’ I would most definitely,” Stein told msnbc.com. “I would articulate my point better.”
People say things about their superiors all the time. Should they be fired as well?
Transplanted Kidney Removed And Re-Transplanted To New Recipient
Cera Fearing donated one of her kidneys to her brother, Ray Fearing, but soon after the surgery, he began to reject the organ. Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago did what most people would consider unthinkable–they transplanted the still-healthy kidney into a new recipient.
In order for the transplant to take place, the original recipient had to consent to the necessary surgery to remove the rejected kidney. Physicians gave Fearing three options: Keep the new organ and hope for the best, remove the kidney and discard it, or donate it to someone else. Regarding this decision, he said, “Why would I just throw out a kidney? I know exactly what it’s like to want it so bad.”
Are you an organ donor? Would you do what Ray Fearing did–allow your rejected kidney to go to another recipient?
Transportation Security Administration drug-smuggling case stems from airport mix-up
Marine who criticized Obama on Facebook: I wish I could take it back
Hand-me-down kidney transplanted twice in two weeks
Oregon Man Strips Down To Protest TSA At Portland International Airport