Thursday, October 05, 2006

No fly list demystified


Bolivian President Evo Morales greets constituents. He's on the no fly list. Not bad company to have been in.

CBS "60 Minutes" apparently has the definitive story on the no fly list. Teaser video here. In fact they have the list. Steve Kroft concludes that after 9/11 the government simply did a data dump of everyone who had ever come to its notice.

As far as I can tell, I am no longer on either the no fly nor its cousin, the "selectee" list. Getting my partner and me off the list cost the government $200,000 for the ACLU. Not bad -- much better than fate of the "Bob Johnsons." Go look at the video.

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