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Wounded Soldier Forced to Sleep in Car After Hotel Denies Him a Room

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by zrinkill, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    A wounded British soldier home from Afghanistan on sick leave was forced to spend the night in his car after a hotel refused him a room.

    Corporal Tomos Stringer was told by staff at Metro Hotel, in Woking, that it was company policy not to accept members of the armed forces as guests. The 24-year-old had traveled to the Surrey town to help with funeral preparations for a friend killed in action.


    It was so late that Cpl Stringer, who had broken his wrist jumping off an Army truck as it was attacked, had no choice but to sleep in his tiny, two-door car, arm covered in plaster.


    Cpl Stringer, of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, has now returned to Afghanistan, but his mother, Gaynor Stringer, from Criccieth, north Wales, told The Times that she is still furious about the incident.


    “I’m very, very angry. It’s discrimination. They would never get away with it if it was against someone of ethnic origin,” she said.


    She said they had received neither an apology nor an explanation from the hotel, which is part of a family entertainment center called The Big Apple and owned by a company called American Amusements.

    "In America, they treat soldiers as heroes,” said Stringer, whose son joined the Army when he was 16 and has done multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan.


    The incident has prompted widespread condemnation from senior members of the Government, MPs, servicemen and their supporters.


    Legions of army men and enthusiasts are rising up in the forums of the unofficial British Army Web site to call for a boycott of the hotel.




    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4674411.ece


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  2. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    What the hell kind of "company policy" is that?
  3. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    The kind that puts you out of business.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I hope it does.
  5. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    If the Democrats here in the US could get away with doing that, they would. No doubt.
  6. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    It's stuff like this that makes it not worth bothering. I kinda miss not giving a crap.
  7. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Wow...
  8. burmafrd

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    Oh come on libs. show some honesty. Look at all the anti ROTC and other garbage in places like San Francisco. If you think some libs would not try that here if they thought they could get away with it you are total fools.
  9. masomenos

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    Show some sense and back away from your partisan stance and realize that it's not one party that loves the country nor is it one party that respects and honors the service of our troops.

    Saying that some libs would try that here is no different than saying that if they had the chance some conservatives would go back to segregation. It's a gross generalization and it makes you come across as ignorant.
  10. burmafrd

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    No you come across as frankly out to lunch. With the many statements by Libs against the military over the years, you try and deny that they would do this if they could and you frankly are a joke.
  11. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    You are so right burm, hell look at what the libs tried to do in Berkley with the Marines.
  12. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    He didn't say Dems. He said Libs.

    If you are associating the extreme left with your party, that's very telling as to who really runs the Dem party then.
  13. masomenos

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    He did say Libs. And what's the general voting line for liberals? And conservatives? The poilitical ideologies fall in line nicely with voting trends. I'm unaffiliated by the way and voted Republican in the last election, so it's not "my party". The Democratic party does have members of the extreme left, just as the Republican party has members of the extreme right.
  14. Cajuncowboy

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    But he said Libs, not Dems. IF you are associating the extreme left with the Dems then once again, that's very telling. As for the extreme right, they may be more along the lines of a third party because many of them feel they are not at all represented in the Republican party.
  15. masomenos

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    But it doesn't matter where I associate them, it matters where they associate themselves. I mean, I see the argument you're making and it's true that a lot of people on the far right or the far left don't believe they're represented properly by either party. There are members of those groups who do still align themselves with a party, guys like Ron Paul who, while a libertarian and to the far right is still registered as a republican.
  16. Hostile

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    I don't agree with that at all. During Viet Nam the President was a Democrat and war protestors still existed.

    Democrats are still capitalists and patriots.

    The owner of that hotel in England is just a fool.
  17. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    US-owned company. UGH. They got some splainin' to do.
  18. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    The post that started the discussion said Democrats, not Liberals.
  19. ABQCOWBOY

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    I'll tell you one thing. If this really is an American Financed opperation, support for this better dry up immediatly or policy better damn well change RFN.

    This would be a disaster here in the States. I'm shocked that this could have even happened.
  20. JBond

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    You missed the mark on that one. Now if we are taking about free speech you would be on to something.

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