Sunday, June 27, 2010

Want Silly ? Then Try This...!

A fine example of the government in action!

Because of actions like this, it's no wonder that people's faith in the wisdom of the fedgov is seriously questioned! Seems like you can be a domestic terrorist, even at the age of 6!

6-Year-Old Northeast Ohio Girl on 'No Fly' List

WESTLAKE, Ohio - Alyssa Thomas, 6, is a little girl who is already under the spotlight of the federal government. Her family recently discovered that Alyssa is on the "no fly" list maintained by U.S. Homeland Security.

"We were, like, puzzled," said Dr. Santhosh Thomas. "I'm like, well, she's kinda six-years-old and this is not something that should be typical."

Dr. Thomas and his wife were made aware of the listing during a recent trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis. The ticket agent at the Continental counter at Hopkins Airport notified the family. "They said, well, she's on the list. We're like, okay, what's the story? What do we have to do to get off the list? This isn't exactly the list we want to be on," said Dr. Thomas.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations in Cleveland will confirm that a list exists, but for national security reasons, no one will discuss who is on the list or why.

The Thomas family was allowed to make their trip but they were told to contact Homeland Security to clear-up the matter. Alyssa just received a letter from the government, notifying the six-year-old that nothing will be changed and they won't confirm nor deny any information they have about her or someone else with the same name.

"She's been flying since she was two-months old, so that has not been an issue," said Alyssa's dad. "In fact, we had traveled to Mexico in February and there were no issues at that time."

According to the Transportation Security Administration, Alyssa never had any problems before because the Secure Flight Program just began in June for all domestic flights. A spokesperson will only say, "the watch lists are an important layer of security to prevent individuals with known or suspected ties to terrorism from flying."

Right now, Alyssa has other priorities. "My Barbies, my magic mirror and jumping on my bed!" But her name will likely stay on the list and as for the next time she flies, the FBI says they'll rely on the common sense of the security agents.

"She may have threatened her sister, but I don't think that constitutes Homeland Security triggers," said Dr. Thomas.

The Thomas family can still fly, but the check-in process will likely take much longer. They plan on making another appeal to U.S. Homeland Security.

Yaa know, if i stop and think about it...I guess this doesn't surprise me at all! It should, but it doesn't! That's pretty sad, don't you think?

Let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit. We can talk about how a 6 year old becomes so dangerous to the government!


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´ve been reading about this and it´s just plain stupid!!!! They confirm that there is such a list, but won´t say who´s on it??? They already know she´s on that list!!! And what on earth can make them believe that she will be a terrorist, when her parents isn´t ??? It´s so stupid that I can´t believe it :-)
Have a great day now!

Momlady said...

It's scary. There are at least 35 people in this country with the same name as mine. Any one of them could be on the list and I wouldn't know it until I try to fly somewhere at the end of August.
Maybe I should check and see.

Grumpyunk said...

Don't forget that Chuck Shumer, Lautenberg and some of their pals want to use that same list in background checks for firearms purchases.

And there is no process for removing your name from the no fly list once you're on it.

Land of the free, indeed.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One
Its funny to read but I am not thinking it is for the family. what is really scarey is the idiots that are working these jobs. they are a bigger danger to us, if they can't tell a 6 yr old from and adult.
Sure glad I don't fly.

Ken said... list(?) over a million long and growing exponentially,now they're adding "variations in spelling" of known 'blacklisted' names ! ? !

"my name is Sam Smith"...

"sorry Saham Sahamith,yer a terrorist ! sez so on my monitor here"...

Mechanic in Illinois said...

There will be more of this is the future as fedgov panics on how to control the sheeple. We need to start our own lists with those that screw people around like the Thomas's. Judgement day is coming for those that try to take our freedoms. Liberty will strike back. Thanks for another great lesson.

edifice rex said...

It is truly a sad state of affairs that stuff like this is not surprising anymore. It's scary.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Does make you sort of question the reason for even having such a list, doesn't it?

When a child can end up on the "list", it just shows to me how crazy the whole thing is!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
I have to wonder if many more of us are on the list without knowing it.

I don't care because I don't fly, but I can see how it would be very upseting to a family to have their child on it. What a joke!

Thanks for coming by today, my friend!

Hey Grumpyunk...
Seems every day it's something new! I can't help but wonder just where it all will end!

Certainly doesn't increase my faith in the government at all!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
It just goes beyond rediculous, that's for sure!

You would think that the PTB would have other things to think about!

What do I know? I'm just an average guy, and probably on the list as well!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Hey Ken...
What can you do? I can only hope the stupidity is not catching, although it does seem to me that it's spreading a bit more than usual!

Common sense is getting to be almost as rare as honesty in the government!

Tanks, buddy, for coming by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
Part of the problem is that once they create a monster list or something like it...they can't control it!

It takes on a life of it's own as it grows totally out of control!

Sort of like the government itself!

Thanks for dropping in today!

Hey ER...
Good to see you this morning!

Right you are about the scary part being that it doesn't surprise us anymore!

I certainly wish I had more faith in the ability of our leaders, but I'm afraid they destroyed that a long time ago!

Thank you for taking the time to come by this morning, lady

Ashley said...

I'm still waiting for them to come and interrogate me for my terrorist ties, since I'm a) a veteran and b) someone who spent time outside the country while "unemployed". I'm sure it'll happen sooner or later, I just hope I'm wearing clean undies when it happens, because I'm sure they'll be thorough. They won't want to be embarrassed by missing any nukes I might be hiding in my body cavities.


Did it MY way said...

I totally stopped flying because of those stupid assholes. Stupid is as stupid does. Americans have no more freedoms. I'm glad I am not in my 20's no more because I would go off on them. That's why I don't fly now....I WOULD go off on them.
Hope the coffee lowers my blood pressure.

See Ya

HermitJim said...

Hey Ashley...
Always a good thing to keep the undies clean! Ya know, just in case!

Thanks for dropping in.

Hey Tony...
Getting harder every day to remember we are living in a "free" country! Makes you wonder just what they are going to screw up next!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!