Wednesday, January 11, 2006

This fucking scares me.

3 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

I don't get it. Evidently being on the No Fly List doesn't keep you from flying, just makes it harder. They should call it the Hassle Me List! Anyway, anyone on this list should be able to discover why by using the Freedom of Information Act to request copies of files the government has on him or her.

JohnFen said...

He wasn't on the "no fly list", he was on the considerably larger "watch list" -- which means that he gets extra-extra-extra scrutiny, but he is still allowed to fly.

Good luck with the FOIA request. A couple of (powerful) people have done it, but the TSA makes the case that releasing the information is a threat to national security -- one of the allowd exemptions to FOIA.

Ken said...

This whole airline security show is a total farce. Even today, when airports are tested, as much as 25% of all simulated weapons, explosives, etc., get through "security" undetected. Some four or five month old kid (that old when it started, anyway) is on the no fly list, and that's it: he's on it. This entire "effort" is a collossal, absurd waste of money. Ineffective bureaucracy and regulations gone wild, to the benefit of none but "security" agencies and their suppliers. It's certainly not making you any safer. Truly a case of the emperor having no clothes, and from what I understand, you'd best not say that out loud in the airport. Unless you like body cavity searches.

And why would any terrorist suicide bomber even need to get on a plane? I don't know about you folks Outside, but over to Anchorage International, one could drive a bomb laden truck or bus right through the glass windows and into the lobby. This alleged airline security is a pathetic joke, and a dangerous one, in that it promotes an entirely false sense of airline security. There is none, or at least not nearly enough. This whole ridiculous and ineffective "system" just pisses me off! rrrr

Well, one of these days the Feds will miss a plot, and some fanatic will get through ....