Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Military compensation

In this country hurt feelings and soar thumbs are much worse than losing your legs or that’s how it would seem when the soldier who has his legs blown off receives less money than if he had his feeling hurt or a soar thumb.

Ben Parkinson volunteered to serve his country on the Afghan front line - and paid a terrible price.

The young paratrooper suffered a total of 37 terrible injuries when he was blown up by a landmine.

He lost both his legs and sustained grievous damage to his spine, skull, pelvis, hands, spleen and ribcage, leaving him in a coma for months.

For his troubles he received £152,150 in compensation while a ministry of defence typist received £484,000 for a soar thumb. A transsexual paratrooper received £250,000 after some soldiers hurt its feelings after calling it names…

By the time you reach secondary school you should be able handle being called names. It’s about time these people grow up.

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