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Thursday, 1 July 2010

I feel so much safer now.

Now I know some people are still worried about flying, what with all the bearded maniacs who want to blow us all up (as opposed to the Guinness drinking maniacs who wanted to blow us up when I was a kid), but here's proof that the war against a vague feeling of disquiet is slowly but surely being won.
A SIX-year-old girl from Ohio is on the US Department of Homeland Security's "no fly" list. said today, citing an affiliate television station in Cleveland, the little girl, Alyssa Thomas, was travelling with her parents from Cleveland to Minneapolis when a ticket agent notified the family she was on the list of restricted fliers.
Oh for fuck's sake...
"We were, like, puzzled," said her father, Dr Santhosh Thomas. "I'm like, well, she's kinda six years old and this is not something that should be typical."
When the family tried to clear up the issue with Homeland Security, they received a letter notifying them that it could not be changed.
"She's been flying since she was two months old, so that has not been an issue," said Dr Thomas. "In fact, we had travelled to Mexico in February and there were no issues at that time."
Oh well, not a great example but I suppose they can't be too careful. I mean this time it's an innocent six year old but who knows? Next time she might turn out to be an eight year old, or even Jewish, and then we'll be sorry they were let on the plane.


When are we going to take a leaf out of the Israelis' book, wake the fuck up and demand an end to this ridiculous, ineffective, increasingly expensive and possibly unsafe (though I expect that'll just turn out to be the scare du jour) security theatre?


1 comment:

microdave said...

"A SIX-year-old girl from Ohio is on the US Department of Homeland Security's "no fly" list."

Ah, but children do blow up so quickly these days.....

Hat, coat, etc...

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