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  1. Dec 8, 2005 #1
    Am I the only one who find this ridiculous?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051208/pl_afp/usswedenattackstravel

    Where are they pulling these names from?
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2005 #2

    EL

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    Just heard it on the news here tonight. You know, you can never be to safe...:wink:
    Homeland security rules!:tongue2:
     
  4. Dec 8, 2005 #3
    The technology used by the airlines to scan the lists only complicates the problem:

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/101004B.shtml

    It kind of makes me wonder how many millions of dollars are spent making mistakes then correcting them.
     
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  5. Dec 8, 2005 #4
    I heard people like Cat Stevens are on that list, just because they converted to Islam.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2005 #5

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    I don't actually have any qualms about that. Some converts to Islam do crazy things too. For example the Belgian woman who converted to Islam only to become a suicide bomber. Also, the UK youths involved in the Tube bombings were all born and bred in their victim nation.

    While most who convert will follow the peaceful tenets of the faith, there are those who will go psycho and kill in its name. It's almost impossible to predict which category a person falls under without investigation. I'd say Cat Stevens' conversion is big enough to raise a red flag.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2005 #6

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    No, Cat Stevens was denied entry to the US because he allegedly associated with questionable Muslim groups. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3678694.stm
     
  8. Dec 8, 2005 #7
    Hmm So how did Ted Kennedy get on the list??:smile:
     
  9. Dec 8, 2005 #8
    MR. Bin Laudin you're clear to fly

    It gets worse:

    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37167

    Edit: Come to think of it, since 9/11 would an actual terrorist be stupid enough to try to fly under his real name??
     
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  10. Dec 8, 2005 #9
    Senator Ted Kennedy didn't do anything to be put on the list, but some other random Ted Kennedy did. I don't suppose every random airport security person knows who the senior senator from Mass. is.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2005 #10
    More than likely, due to the higher security, most of those names are just ones that want to track but not necessarily detain as part of their investigations. I'd imagine they probably don't purge the lists of the names that they are no longer interested in very often and there are probably quite a few aliases and names of people that don't necessarily exist.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2005 #11
    They didn't know who he was on five separate occasions.:rolleyes:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2005/08/15/babies_on_the_nofly_.html
     
  13. Dec 9, 2005 #12
    No fly list

    One has to wonder about what makes a person get on the list in the first place. Do you think Pat Robertson, who called for the asassination of a foreign leader, is on the terror suspect list?
     
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