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1 funky chicken  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 2:05:06pm

Is Delta trying to make United look like paragons of customer service? I’ve heard several nightmare stories lately and all involved Delta.

2 sagehen  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 2:25:21pm

At that point, couldn’t somebody at least had the brainpower to gather a few flight attendants or mechanics or somebody to carry him? Is there anybody over the age of 6 who doesn’t know how to link arms with a pal to make a chair (like when one of your troop breaks his leg on the day hike and has to be carried back down the hill…)

3 Sionainn  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 2:44:27pm

Delta couldn’t even be bothered to go to another airlines that had the proper equipment. Disgraceful.

4 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 3:04:14pm

I can’t say I’m surprised. My wife needs a wheelchair and the bigotry and stupidity people display towards the disabled is mind boggling.

5 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:02:12pm

Something doesn’t smell right.

Though a car accident in 2000 left him unable to walk and entirely dependent on a wheelchair

Baraka Kanaan (aka Dreamingbear)

6 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:03:15pm

Pic from a blog post on May 13, 2011.

Our Friend Dreamingbear ( on his world wide LOVELUTION TOUR) stopped…

7 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:10:41pm

Or, I have the wrong guy. :D

8 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:14:42pm

Here’s something he Tweeted.

But wait, says he died in 2012 at his own website.

Image: DBBKRIP.jpg


9 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:19:18pm

Moar here.

10 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:29:11pm

Here he’s walking around on a stage in 2009 allegedly 9 years after he was in “a car accident in 2000 left him unable to walk and entirely dependent on a wheelchair.” The cane as you can see is prop.

Youtube Video

Yet obviously not a paraplegic. Hmmm.

11 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:31:12pm

2009 interview.

Youtube Video

Not paralyzed.

12 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:32:37pm
13 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:33:38pm

10 years after he was paralyzed.

Image: 4743955255_276a74f15b_b.jpg

It’s a miracle!

14 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:38:54pm
15 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:40:01pm
16 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:41:24pm


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Remember, he was “paralyzed in 2000.”

17 Skip Intro  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6:56:16pm

re: #16 Gus

For a dead guy who can walk, he’s got balls.

18 Carlos Dangler  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 7:11:02pm

re: #16 Gus

re: #17 Skip Intro

We sure this is the same guy?

19 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 7:11:13pm

re: #17 Skip Intro

For a dead guy who can walk, he’s got balls.

Something doesn’t smell right.

20 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 7:11:34pm

re: #18 Carlos Dangler

We sure this is the same guy?

See #8.

21 Carlos Dangler  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 7:20:30pm

re: #20 Gus

See #8.


I try not to judge, but I’m getting the feeling that this guy’s a quart short of a gallon of Kool-Aid.

22 Gus  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 7:28:00pm

re: #21 Carlos Dangler


I try not to judge, but I’m getting the feeling that this guy’s a quart short of a gallon of Kool-Aid.

He’s weird. This could also be bad reporting. From his weird website:

The second reason for DreamingBear’s Transition to Baraka this year is because on 8/8/12 he will be undergoing a major spinal cord fusion surgery called the extreme lateral inter-body fusion or XLIF. It’s a new procedure, which offers hope to alleviate his physical disability. He has dealt with the pain of having 7 discs in his back blown out from a motorcycle accident for more than a decade now (MRI scans show significant injury and damage to his spine). After countless modalities for healing (including spinal decompression, stem cell therapy, and even monthly outpatient spinal-tap procedures to relieve the extreme pain and paralysis), spinal fusion is the last and best option. Here is a little paragraph about XLIF for those who’d like to know what it is: XLIF - or eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion - is an innovative approach to spine fusion, accessing the spine from the side of the body instead of the front or back like traditional methods. The spine can be approached from the mid-thoracic spine to the L4-5 disc space in the lower back. This side entry means sensitive back muscles are not disturbed and no bone removal is required. This means less postoperative pain and early return to normal function. By avoiding a direct frontal approach, there is less risk of injury to structures in the abdomen such as the large blood vessels, bowel, and the kidney draining tubes. And because there is little muscle dissection, less bone work and smaller incisions, there is less blood loss, less operative time, and less pain to the patient as compared to standard open spine surgery. With this surgery DreamingBear feels that it is time to reinvent his message & artistic expressions in this world, hence the launching of Baraka.

23 funky chicken  Sat, Jul 27, 2013 8:00:11pm

The guy may be a fruitcake, but if he proves he was a candidate for this surgery before the flight, Delta is screwed. Spinal injuries can be deceptive and the pain and other symptoms can be variable depending upon the amount of instability occurring in the column. XLIF is a real procedure. Here’s a page from UCSF:

24 Stoatly  Sun, Jul 28, 2013 5:16:04am

re: #22 Gus

Shaman heal thyself
get cutting edge medical procedure with money from BS New-Age Shaman shtick (-and maybe a bit of legal damages action too)

25 Skip Intro  Sun, Jul 28, 2013 9:41:52am

re: #21 Carlos Dangler


I try not to judge, but I’m getting the feeling that this guy’s a quart short of a gallon of Kool-Aid.

Well, I imagine Delta has some pretty good lawyers, so if he isn’t wheelchair bound and this is all some sort of shakedown he’ll be nailed.

I agree that he seems to be a little “off”.

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