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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

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‘No-fly list’ keeps infants off planes

Infants have been stopped from boarding planes at airports throughout the United States because their names are the same as or similar to those of possible terrorists on the government’s “no-fly list.”


Though I may hate the idea of it, I don’t generally complain about the government’s new policies on flight passenger screenings because even with the added security that we have to put up with (c’mon, you know it’s annoying as hell), we still don’t have it half as bad as many other countries.

Having said that, if America is going to enlist people to enforce the rules of flight screenings, we have got to empower them to use their brain and make some decisions and not just follow a rule to the letter no matter how ridiculous the rule is. Get this straight, I don’t care if a name is at the tip-top of a no-fly list, meaning a person with that name would just as soon castrate you as look at you—a two-year-old who shares that name and is traveling with a pregnant mother is NOT a security risk. If brainless security personnel can’t get them through screening stations instead of missing their flights while “fixing” the infant’s paperwork, then our security procedures are more serious need of adjustment than I thought.

» Posted by ALBj at 10:00 AM (ET)
Category: Idiot of the Moment


Add on top of this problem that studies have shown that our security measures are not having a significant impact on air travel safety, and you begin to realize that we need to rethink our entire security policy for the country, not just air travel.

» Posted by Queue
August 19, 2005 07:50 PM

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