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  • feds' income
    marien
    Let's honor the fallen Park Ranger, 34 year old mother of 2 Margaret Anderson, who, as police believe,was shot to death by an Iraq war veteeran as she performed her job of stopping vehicles to make sure they were prepared for the snowy conditions in the park. Shame on all, especially members of Congress, who spew vitriol about federal workers and feel entitled to treat us like substandard people undeserving of the pay and benefits. In times of danger all they do is increase their own security protection (at taxpayers' expense)because they clearly view themselves as far superior to any other human being on this earth.
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  • concur
    deployed decoy
    Not to belittle Ranger Anderson, but congress has just as much do with her death as she did. Congress (and the president) feels Vets are all worthy of minimal competition merit promotion federal jobs and no check commercial airline boarding. But at the same time belittle feds blaming us as the ills of the earth. Now it gets better. Some military person attempted to board a commercial aircraft last weekend with military grade explosives. I have not saw much about that issue in the news. Then lets go back before OEF in 2001, when more federal law enforcement and fire fighters died every year in line of duty that all the military services combined. Maybe with the one exception year of 1991 when we freed Kuwait to resume slave labor to get us cheap oil.
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  • Honor Park Ranger
    Linda
    I agree we should honor fallen Park Ranger Margaret Anderson who died in the line of duty. Other than not having wars where soldiers get stress syndroms, I am not sure anything could have been done. She was shot while still her her car. The alleged gunman would probably have brought a weapon into the park whether there was a law against it or not. Belittling Feds was probably not foremost on his mind, but his other personal problems and he just wanted to take it out on someone. It possibly could have been anyone. I just want to express my sympathy to her family.
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  • feds pay
    marien
    You all missed my point. She was a fed and feds are taking hits from politicians, and, therefore, members of the public, that we are a bunch of lazy goof-offs living off federal taxes. I don't care if she was still in her car or where she was, she got killed on the job DOING her job, and I don't care if it was a loony Iraq war veteran or another loony who thinks the best thing in the world is to keep and use an arsenal of guns and weapons. She was killed on the job and she was a federal worker. Enough said. I hope you get the point now, or are you Tea Partiers who think feds really are slouches?
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  • lawsuit?
    deployed decoy
    Maybe her family can file a hostile work environment lawsuit against congress. Instigated by and aggravated by congress, that led to a disgruntled Vet with very likely brain trauma (either induced in by an IED or beat into him as the military broke him from basic human dignity into a trained killer) who very possibly should have been in a VA hospital rubber room killing a Fed but was not for lack of funding or for that matter the military tracking mental folks. Given all the military suicides I am holding my breath to when someone decides to take out a 100 or 1000 folks with them (think Ft Hood except with all the folks on the bridge when the propane fuel tanker goes boom). Course us feds need evaluated also. Anyone remember the 'Going Postal' syndrome. Then we need to remember the military routinely allows commanders to deploy military members who are facing felony charges. What those folks do when they get back to the states and have to face the judge is any ones guess.
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  • You lost it in the end
    Cindi
    Marien, you were doing real good till your last rant there about Tea Partiers, No I'm not one, but that made now since at all!
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  • feds pay
    marien
    I put the Tea Party comment in (not a rant) because the Tea Partiers on the Hill lead the vitriol against federal workers. I extrapolate that to their supporters in the general public whom, in my direct experience, believe that federal workers don't do much and are a major reason the debt is so awful. Also, there are a number of Tea Partiers who comment in this forum and even they bash federal workers.
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  • Marien
    Moderate
    I do not think anyone was saying anything bad about Margaret Anderson. We all feel bad when any fed gets hurt much less killed. We are feds and and it could happen to us, especially if we have contact with the public. Most of my dealings with the public are cordial and professional, but I have had a few wackos. But I do my best to stay professional and reduce the tension or leave the area. Anyway, if I have said anything wrong, it was not intentional.
    worker
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