Monday, July 31, 2006

Feeling secure? Well don't #10

Think you're no threat and minding your own business? Well, do you know all the Transportation Authority regulations by heart? Just asking.

The federal government has inflated the "No Fly List" to 200,000 names. but the list has nabbed more members of Congress than it has terrorists. US Senator Edward M. Kennedy and US Representative John Lewis have been inconvenienced by it, and anyone named David Nelson is likely to face a major interrogation each time he flies. Federal officials make it very difficult to correct the list, thus tormenting citizens who are guilty of nothing more than having a name resembling a name suspected sometime by some government official.

Hundreds of disruptions have occurred at American airports since Sept. 11 after security breaches set off fears of terror attacks. The subsequent lockdowns boosted local television news ratings. Though no terrorists have been apprehended, thousands of Americans have been arrested at airports for violating Transportation Security Administration regulations or other rules. [emphasis mine]

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If interested, #s 1–9 can be found by doing a Google search (right sidebar) on the term feeling secure?



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