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  •  This sucks big time, but as a point of clarity, he (13+ / 0-)

    probably isn't technically on the "no-fly" list, because the name means what the name says.  He's probably on the Secondary Security Screening Selection list - which is just as disturbing from a civil liberties standpoint - because he had to undergo all that extra screening...

    I have a friend who is stuck in the same situation for reasons no one is willing to explain.  He is a native-born American citizen and has spent most of his adult life as a forester for a federal agency, but is a nightmare to fly with because he receives an incredible amount of extra personal scrutiny...

    "In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile..." - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    by Jack K on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 06:34:38 PM PST

    •  Same here (3+ / 0-)
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      yaque, enhydra lutris, cynndara

      I have a colleague who is obviously on the same list.  He is a Federal employee, and even when flying on government business, with government travel orders and tickets paid by the government, he is always pulled for extra screening.  It is so bad that it has become a standing joke at work.  The system is obviously F'd up beyond all repair.

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