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    Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    This is really special - and nobody is willing to accept blame.

    Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

    Eighteen-month-old Riyanna has been called a lot of things: cute, adorable and now ... a suspected terrorist.

    She was called that on Tuesday night at the Ft Lauderdale Airport. She and her parents had just boarded a JetBlue flight when an airline employee approached them and asked them to get off the plane, saying representatives from the Transportation Security Administration wanted to speak to them.
    The parents are Muslim but born in the US, as was Riyanna. It was the kid's name on the no-fly list, not her parents.

    Now, JetBlue is calling it a "computer glitch"
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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This is really special - and nobody is willing to accept blame.



    The parents are Muslim but born in the US, as was Riyanna. It was the kid's name on the no-fly list, not her parents.

    Now, JetBlue is calling it a "computer glitch"
    Oh Jeeez.... the stupidity is just endless.

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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    TSA what a great expenditure of our money.....


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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    i don't find it surprising that someone felt that an 18-month-old had potential to terrorize a flight.

    *cue the stinger

    thanks, folks, and please tip your waitresses

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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    A name was on the no-fly list. Somebody with the same or similar name got hassled. This is news?

    The name belonged to a baby. Do you think the bureaucracy cares or knows the difference? This must be investigated, forms must be filled out (in triplicate), supervisors must be apprised. A memo must be written. At least one teleconference must be held. Do you think a stewardess alone can make a call regarding national security that, in effect, overrides the entire Code of Federal Regulations and usurps the authority of not only the president, but more importantly the CIA? Good Lord, man, if that happened then airplanes might even take off on time... and your luggage might even arrive at the same airport as you do!

    Now if you want to discuss the necessity of a no-fly list altogether, then that's something worthwhile (well, not really, but worth discussing at least ).

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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    Thread should be titled, "Pampers Bomber Apprehended".
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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    TSA what a great expenditure of our money.....
    Just doing their job, dude.

    Feed that baby a can of chili just before the flight and that plane is going down.... WMD -- Weapon of Mass Diarrhea



    And for the partisan quip of the day... wasn't the TSA brought to us by a Republican administration and Congress?

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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This is really special - and nobody is willing to accept blame.



    The parents are Muslim but born in the US, as was Riyanna. It was the kid's name on the no-fly list, not her parents.

    Now, JetBlue is calling it a "computer glitch"
    You know TSA could really keep the skies safe if they put us all on the no-fly list.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This is really special - and nobody is willing to accept blame.
    Of course it is the TSA's fault. They screw up over and over and over, and as of yet, we haven't heard of them really stopping anything.
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    Re: Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Of course it is the TSA's fault. They screw up over and over and over, and as of yet, we haven't heard of them really stopping anything.
    Wasn't there some TSA agent in St. Louis or something who stopped that guy from carrying a cupcake on board? I mean that's something. He clearly hadn't brought enough to share with everyone on the flight.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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