Disabled Vet Says United Employees Kicked His Service Dog, Asked Him If He Was Retard

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One New Mexico disabled veteran said his service dog was kicked twice by airline employees this week and he was called a slur.

Jim Staneck said he reached his breaking point earlier this week. He's the founder of Paws and Stripes, which pairs disabled vets with service dogs.

In the course of 48 hours at Dulles Airport, he said his service dog, Sarge, was kicked twice by United Airlines works -- once at the ticket counter and then on a shuttle.

"(He) kicked her so hard on the rib cage, that she flew into my lap… He said he was afraid of dogs," Staneck said.

Staneck was dealing with a canceled flight and delays. He served three combat tours in Iraq and has PTSD and a brain injury. He said the stress was overwhelming, and asked a customer service representative for help because he had trouble reading a reservation email.

"He said, 'Just read it' and I said, 'Sir I can't read it,' and he said, 'What are you retarded?'" Staneck recalls. "Prior to this I told him I have a brain injury and PTSD, I'm a disabled vet, this is my second night here; I need help."

Staneck and Sarge eventually sought refuge in a corner.

"Honestly I thought I was done. I thought I would have to get another training dog," Staneck said.

Staneck said he has a challenge for the CEO of United Airlines.

"Call me. I'd be glad to talk to you. This is all about education," Staneck said.

The vet said he isn't looking for a United Airlines boycott, but he doesn't want another disabled veteran to have the same experience.

Eventually two United Airlines employees noticed Stanek's stress and helped him get on a different airline.
Action 7 News spent the day Thursday emailing and calling United Airlines for a response and never got through to an actual person.
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Poor guy. Words can't describe how sad I felt watching that. As a person who travels quite frequently there are some real scumbags who shouldn't even work in the positions they do in airports and the airlines.
 

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he was called a slur.
No he wasn't.

After hearing Jimmy and Anthony's stories last week, United and Continental are definitely down on my list of preferred airlines. This definitely made it worse. How do people working in the service industry not get the concept of "service?"
 

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No he wasn't.

After hearing Jimmy and Anthony's stories last week, United and Continental are definitely down on my list of preferred airlines. This definitely made it worse. How do people working in the service industry not get the concept of "service?"
That's what happens when you get rid of the free market and bring in the force of government. They know you have no choice but to fly with them because government keeps competition out so they can treat you like garbage and get away with it.
 

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That's what happens when you get rid of the free market and bring in the force of government. They know you have no choice but to fly with them because government keeps competition out so they can treat you like garbage and get away with it.
Maybe we should deregulate the airlines or something.
 

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Sounds exaggerated.
Are you a complete and total fucktard?

How about some IED blows you up and rattles that pea sized brain of yours. Then maybe you'd have a better idea what some of these guys went through.
 

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That's what happens when you get rid of the free market and bring in the force of government. They know you have no choice but to fly with them because government keeps competition out so they can treat you like garbage and get away with it.
Are you a complete and total fucktard?
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Are you a complete and total fucktard?

How about some IED blows you up and rattles that pea sized brain of yours. Then maybe you'd have a better idea what some of these guys went through.
That stick up your ass, want me to call a doctor or are you going to pull it out yourself?
 

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Are you a complete and total fucktard?

How about some IED blows you up and rattles that pea sized brain of yours. Then maybe you'd have a better idea what some of these guys went through.
That stick up your ass, want me to call a doctor or are you going to pull it out yourself?
 

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Practitioner of medicine here, I heard there was a stick that needed to be removed from someone's posterior?

The two employees that helped him out should get equal coverage as the two that were assholes to him. Also if all of this is true, the dog kickers should definitely be losing their jobs.
 

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Going by the photo, I can see how someone might mistake him for a retard. Kicking the dog is just uncalled for though.
 

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That's what happens when you get rid of the free market and bring in the force of government. They know you have no choice but to fly with them because government keeps competition out so they can treat you like garbage and get away with it.
Retarded. You're just retarded.

An asshole customer service rep and a dickhole shuttle bus driver are somehow a product of "the force of government"?

Holy shit... do you blame the globalists if the paper-hat drone at McDonald's forgets to put the toy in your Happy Meal?

Dude... you seriously have to stop listening to Alex Jones. He has turned you into a complete mongoloid.
 

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Dude... you seriously have to stop listening to Alex Jones. He has turned you into a complete mongoloid.
Is there any reason to think Kirk wasn't a complete idiot before he listened to Alex Jones? I just assume he regurgitated some other horse shit before finding InfoWars.
 

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Are you a complete and total fucktard?

How about some IED blows you up and rattles that pea sized brain of yours. Then maybe you'd have a better idea what some of these guys went through.
He means the story at the airport, not what he went through in Iraq. And he's right, it does sound exaggerated.

Add to that the fact that this is being brought to us by something called "Action 7 News", and I would bet good money most of it isn't true.
 

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Whatever happened, Continental has gone to shit since the merger with United. That sounds like a United employee, not a Continental carryover. It sucks ass because Houston is their hub and you can go worldwide non stop from here. I'm with Jimmy...I started flying American and have not looked back. Have to stop in Dallas half the fucking time, but you get treated much better for sure.
 
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Last couple of times my chick took Lufthansa... She loved it.

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Sounds exaggerated.
Yeah, I agree.
Although I didn't catch what the other issue he had from the explosion after he said PTSD, I do know that Hypersensitivity is one of the things often associated. So perceptions/senses of events are really heightened and raw. It makes sense that he knew he needed to sleep/eat he's burning through about 2-3 times the hormones we normally do.
I wonder if the guys actually kicked (which in my mind is a 45-90 bend in the leg with intention and front leg plantation) or accidentally stumbled or nudged with their foot.
 

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Sounds exaggerated.
Your record on predicting what is and what isn't a big deal has been a little off for, oh, the last 9 months or so...

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That's what happens when you get rid of the free market and bring in the force of government. They know you have no choice but to fly with them because government keeps competition out so they can treat you like garbage and get away with it.
I hate to admit it but he's right.