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(Guardian)   Air Force vet lived overseas, wanted to fly to US to see ill mother. Couldn't fly, on no-fly list. Then taken off list. Flies home. Now wants to return to job overseas. Obvious what happens next   ( divider line
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2013-02-10 01:40:15 PM  
6 votes:
He fixes the cable?
2013-02-10 06:47:17 PM  
2 votes:

MrHappyRotter: If you stuff out, sometimes people will inappropriate stuff in its place.  It posts more funny.

I can't help but when people verbs.
2013-02-10 06:27:56 PM  
2 votes:

ClavellBCMI: Arthur Jumbles: Travel by car to Mexico and fly out from there?

Border Patrol would stop him at the border and question him for 12 hours as to why he didn't simply fly back to Quatar. And then they would notify the Mexican government that a person on a no-fly list was seeking to enter Mexico.

Do you know how many people you have to talk to when you cross the border heading south?


The Border Patrol only cares if you're heading INTO the US. There is one sad and lonely guard on the Mexican side that only cares if you're bringing high end consumer electronics in.

/may not apply during manhunts for fugitive ex-LAPD officers.
2013-02-10 06:23:47 PM  
2 votes:
Thank Jesus he was at least able to come and visit his seriously ill mother.
2013-02-10 03:11:29 PM  
2 votes:
A Muslim from Oklahoma. Sounds suspicious to me.
2013-02-10 08:17:42 PM  
1 vote:

Skirl Hutsenreiter: HotWingAgenda: He served honorably in the Air Force... and then immediately left the country to permanently live in the Middle East?  That article was tl;dr, but hopefully there was an explanation somewhere in that limey tirade.  The government would have freaked if someone in the Air Force in the 70's or 80's had immediately moved to Russia after leaving the service.

But he didn't move to a country we're at war with (cold or otherwise), he moved to one of our strongest allies in the region.

They did absolutely fark us out of hosting the World Cup though, so there is that.
2013-02-10 06:59:03 PM  
1 vote:
Why does the TSA hate veterinarians?
2013-02-10 06:35:22 PM  
1 vote:
This is bullshiat, no charges, no investigation, just saying "no, you can't fly" for no particular reason. Because they can, and fark you, fark your citizens rights, we can do what we want and we don't have to tell you why. Your constitutional rights? Your bill of rights? fark them, we do what we want. You don't have "rights" you have what they allow you to have. Same thing we did with the Japanese Americans at the start of WWII, we threw them in prison for nothing more than being Japanese. No charges, just yanked out of their homes and put in prison for no reason. We did it because we can. Ill just leave this here.

2013-02-10 06:34:55 PM  
1 vote:

LordOfThePings: kombat_unit: I popped in here to that.

The whole thing?

If you stuff out, sometimes people will inappropriate stuff in its place.  It posts more funny.
2013-02-10 06:31:37 PM  
1 vote:

kombat_unit: I popped in here to that.

The whole thing?
2013-02-10 06:31:13 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-10 06:29:33 PM  
1 vote:

fknra: and people wonder why libertarians don't trust the government....

And people wonder why "libertarians" vote Republican
2013-02-10 06:09:33 PM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: NutWrench: This no-fly shiat needs to go to the Supreme Court. Then we can find out once and for all just how much freedom we really have to travel to and from The Land Of The Free™

I have little faith in the Court doing the right thing.

It seems we are free to travel but using most publicly available forms of transportation is a privilege.
2013-02-10 03:47:17 PM  
1 vote:

King Something: He fixes the cable?

Don't be fatuous.
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