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  • Trump offers support for banning gun sales to terror suspects

    09/27/2016 8:33:21 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2016 | Mike Lillis
    GOP nominee Donald Trump bucked his party on Monday by offering strong support for gun restrictions aimed at blocking those on the government's terrorist watch lists from buying firearms. The bipartisan legislation, dubbed "no fly, no buy," would prevent those suspected of terrorist ties from buying or owning guns — a concept promoted by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, during the presidential debate Monday in New York.
  • FAA mandates no-fly zone over conventions

    07/13/2016 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2016 | Melanie Zanona
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated that the skies over the presidential nominating conventions will be a no-fly zone. The FAA has warned pilots to give the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia a 34.5-mile radius.
  • The dead water parks at the heart of Disney World Florida

    03/24/2016 10:41:33 AM PDT · by kingu · 66 replies Newsbeat ^ | March 20, 2016 | staff
    Just east of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida, is a lake. In the middle of Bay Lake is an island that Disney won't let anyone set foot on. That's because Discovery Island is home to an abandoned park that they'd rather nobody saw. Just across the water is another deserted park, River Country. These images show nature reclaiming what Disney left behind. These are the only Disney parks to close permanently. Discovery Island was a nature reserve open between 1974 and 1999 and River Country, a water theme park, operated from 1976 to 2001.
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Lawyers: Process to contest no-fly list is still inadequate

    12/11/2015 8:22:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The federal government has not sufficiently improved the process for people barred from flying over the U.S. to challenge their placement on the no-fly list, lawyers for six people on the list told a federal judge Wednesday. Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties union said the government is not providing enough information for people labeled as potential terrorists to clear their names. U.S. District Judge Anna Brown of Portland, Oregon did not immediately rule in the case. Brown ruled last year that the government offers no adequate method for people to contest the travel ban, depriving them...
  • Clinton and Fiorina push no-fly zone for Syria. Really?

    10/02/2015 11:31:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/2/15 | Peter Grier
    Both the Democratic front-runner and the Republican rising star think the US should declare and enforce a no-fly zone in Syria. Military experts say it could set up a showdown with Russia that would be best to avoid. Here’s a surprise – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican rising star Carly Fiorina agree on something big. Both think the US should declare and enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians and US-backed rebel fighters. Former Secretary of State Clinton’s pronouncement on this emphasized its humanitarian aspects. “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian...
  • No-Fly List Takes Bizarre Turn- Gov't Puts Witness On List, Denies Having Done So

    12/05/2013 5:07:51 PM PST · by Utilizer · 19 replies
    techdirt ^ | Wed, Dec 4th 2013 | Mike Masnick
    A Stanford University Ph.D. student named Rahinah Ibrahim was prevented from boarding a flight at San Francisco International Airport in 2005, and was handcuffed and detained by the police. Ultimately, she was allowed to fly to Malaysia, her home country, but she has been unable to return to the United States because the State Department revoked her student visa. Summation: The woman's eldest daughter, who was born in the U.S. and is a U.S. citizen, was called as a witness for the trial. Unfortunately, she mysteriously found herself on the no-fly list as well, and wasn't able to board a...
  • White House: No Plans for No-Fly Zone Over Syria

    06/15/2013 2:59:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/13 | Elad Benari
    The White House said on Friday that it is not planning to set up a no-fly zone over Syria. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters that it would be dramatically more difficult and costly to set up a no-fly zone over Syria than it was in Libya. "We feel like the best course of action is to try to strengthen a moderate opposition," Rhodes said. He said the United States did not want to send U.S. troops - or "boots on the ground" - to Syria, adding that enforcing a no-fly zone over the country could require intense,...
  • Justice Dept. faulted over terrorist identities (witness protection program/'no fly' list issue)

    05/16/2013 12:33:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies ^ | 5/16/13 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department failed to provide the names of some terrorists in the witness protection program to the center that maintains the government's watch list used to keep dangerous people off airline flights, the department's inspector general said in a report Thursday. As a result of the department's failure to properly share information, some in the witness protection program who were on the "no-fly" list were allowed to travel on commercial flights, the federal watchdog said. "It was possible for known or suspected terrorists to fly on commercial airplanes in or over the United States and evade...
  • White House Considers Putting No Fly Zone over Syria

    08/08/2012 9:29:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 8-9-12 | JK Kim
    The United States is considering establishing a no fly zone over Syria to protect civilians from air strikes. In a forum hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations Wednesday, White House Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan said the Obama administration is trying to evaluate the possible effects of a no fly zone over Syria.
  • Americans on no-fly list over terror concerns still allowed to enroll in flight school

    07/18/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies ^ | Published July 18, 2012
    U.S. citizens who are on the government's list of people banned from flying because they're considered terror threats are not prevented from learning how to fly in schools around the country, according to government regulation.
  • Muslim leaders say they were taken off Tenn flight

    05/06/2011 3:07:08 PM PDT · by takenoprisoner · 78 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP ^ | 5/6/11 | RANDALL DICKERSON
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Muslim religious leaders say they were removed from a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because the pilot refused to fly with them aboard.
  • Arab League to ask UN to implement no-fly zone over Gaza

    04/11/2011 5:40:18 AM PDT · by silentknight · 69 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 4/11/11 | Michael Krebs
    With fighting intensifying between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, the Arab League on Sunday announced plans to ask the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza. Read more:
  • Libya rebels 'recapture key town'

    03/26/2011 1:55:56 AM PDT · by darkside321 · 52 replies
    Libyan rebels backed by allied air raids say they have seized control of the frontline oil town of Ajdabiya from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces. The BBC's Ben Brown in Ajdabiya says there are scenes of jubilation among the insurgents. Gaddafi loyalists seized the town last week as they advanced east to quell an uprising now in its fifth week. Saturday's breakthrough came after a seventh night of bombardment by allies enforcing a UN-mandated no-fly zone. Coalition forces pounded Ajdabiya overnight, destroying Gaddafi armoured vehicles and weaponry. Large explosions were also heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday morning. Witnesses...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox News. Should the coalition go beyond no-fly zone in Libya?)

    03/24/2011 8:10:03 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies ^ | 3-24-11 | Fox News
    Do you think the coalition should go further than a no-fly zone against Libya? Maybe, I'm willing to do anything but boots on the ground Yes, we should take all measures necessary to oust Qaddafi Don't know. Qaddafi is a renegade puppet. Let's put him back in place and use him to our advantage No, Libya is not a strategic interest and we shouldn't be there at all, it's a civil war
  • Freep a Poll! (Should we go beyond ano-fly zone in Libya?)

    03/20/2011 3:24:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    foxnews,com ^ | 3-20-11 | Fox News
    Do you think the coalition should go further than a no-fly zone against Libya? Maybe, I'm willing to do anything but boots on the ground Don't know. Qaddafi is a renegade puppet. Let's put him back in place and use him to our advantage No, Libya is not a strategic interest and we shouldn't be there at all, it's a civil war Yes, we should take all measures necessary to oust Qaddafi
  • Rebel Jet 'Shot Down' By Libyan Troops

    03/19/2011 3:28:02 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Mar 2011 | Staff
    AFP said rebel forces confirmed that a former Libyan air force jet crashed as it sought to attack loyalist troops on the outskirts of the rebel-held city in eastern Libya.
  • CNN Confirms French Fighters Now Flying Over Libya

    03/19/2011 7:51:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 132 replies
    cnn | 03-19-11 | TCRLAF
    Just announced on CNN. Sarkozy expected to speak shortly
  • VIDEO: Obama Finally Establishes No Fly Zone

    03/15/2011 9:12:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    Self | PJ-Comix
    After some delay, Obama finally gets around to establishing a No Fly Zone. Watch the enforcement of the No Fly Zone HERE.
  • Eric Holder takes fire over no-fly list

    05/06/2010 5:39:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 380+ views
    politico ^ | 5/6/10 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Senators from both parties praised the quick arrest of the Times Square car-bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad, but Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday also heard a lot of grumbling that Shahzad should never have been able to board a plane bound for Dubai. “There’s a lot of concern out there about why the suspect was not apprehended until the jet has pulled away from the gate,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told Holder during the appropriations hearing. “One really has to wonder: where was the failing here? What happened with this watch list? It makes you wonder whether or not there...

    04/23/2010 12:14:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 278+ views ^ | April 22, 2010, 6:32 pm | by Mike Levine
    SNIPPET: "In fact, Mower said, the pilot described it as "a serious security risk." Mower was unable to see the man who was taken off the plane, she said. " SNIPPET: "Two sources confirmed to Fox News that the man in question, a citizen of Gambia, had been added to the no-fly list while Flight 215 was in the air. The man had already been on the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list, which is comprised of more than 500,000 people with even limited ties to known terrorists, one source said."
  • Suspected Terrorist On No-Fly List Flies – Tries To Blow Plane Up

    12/27/2009 10:29:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies · 481+ views ^ | December 27,2009 | Steve McGough
    Even the terrorist's father warned us of how extreme his son is. A Northwest Airlines passenger arriving in Detroit from Amsterdam tried to ignite some sort of substance -- or possibly ignited firecrackers -- during final approach to the international airport in Michigan. The flight originated in Nigeria and that is where the passenger boarded the aircraft. The system has gaping holes throughout, and I expect the holes will be exploited. Terrorists will strike within the borders of the United States at some point. It’s not if, it’s when. This is one clear reason we need to go fight on...
  • Court: Passengers can challenge no-fly list

    08/22/2009 11:42:56 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 624+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 19, 2008 | Bob Egelko
    Critics of the government's secret no-fly list scored a potentially important victory Monday when a federal appeals court ruled that would-be passengers can ask a judge and jury to decide whether their inclusion on the list violates their rights. In a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a suit by a former Stanford University student who was detained and handcuffed in 2005 as she was about to board a plane to her native Malaysia. The ruling is apparently the first to allow a challenge to the no-fly list to proceed in a federal...
  • From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy[“no fly list”-Can't be eligible to buy guns]

    05/18/2009 8:52:05 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 1,180+ views
    Floral Park Dispatch ^ | 14 May 2009 | Carolyn McCarthy
    McCarthy and Steve Israel Announce ‘No Fly, No Buy’ Act On May 13 Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and Congressman Steve Israel (NY-02) hosted a press conference to announce the introduction of the No Fly, No Buy Act, which seeks to close the ‘terror gap’ by preventing people whose names appear on the Transportation Security Administration’s terrorist “no fly list” from being eligible to buy guns. At the event, McCarthy and Israel were flanked by law enforcement officials and joined by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence to highlight the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of people that...
  • Somali Leader Stunned To Learn He's On No-Fly List (MN)

    04/28/2009 5:29:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies · 384+ views ^ | 4/28/09 | Sonya Goins
    Since last summer, dozens of young Somali men have disappeared from the Twin Cities. And the FBI has focused its attention on the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center in Minneapolis. Two of the leaders at that Mosque were put on the so-called no-fly list. One of them is a volunteer youth coordinator named Abdulahi Farah, but he says he's done nothing wrong. "It was a very bad experience," said Abdulahi Farah. He has been the youth coordinator volunteer at Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic center for two years. He's also a Somali outreach worker for the Richfield school district. Last fall he was...
  • No-Fly Zones Iraqi Violations(Sept. 2002)

    11/18/2007 9:15:32 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Defend America ^ | Sept. 2002 | Defend America
    Iraqi Firings: Since 2000, Iraqi forces have fired on U.S. and British pilots 1,600 times. In 2002, Iraqi forces fired on U.S. and British pilots 406 times. Since September 18, just hours after Saddam promised to "allow the return of the United Nations inspectors without conditions" and expressed his desire "to remove any doubts that Iraq still possesses weapons of mass destruction," Iraqi forces have fired on U.S. and British pilots 67 times.
  • No-Fly Terrorist List: 8 y.o. denied flight

    07/16/2007 1:57:21 PM PDT · by Tucson_AZ · 38 replies · 2,948+ views
    FOX 4 News Kansas City ^ | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007, 2:13 PM CDT | Megan Cloherty
    "They almost got me scheduled in and then the lady just bowed her head and said, 'We cant get you on this plane, you're a terrorist,'" 8 year old Bryan said. Bryan's name popped up on a national terrorist watch list, red flagging the soon-to-be third grader as a threat to homeland security. "It meant I couldn't get home, so I had to go the next day and I just really wanted to get home," Bryan said.
  • No-Fly Zone Duty Prepared Pilots for OIF Missions

    04/12/2006 4:51:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – Many U.S. pilots who patrolled the skies of Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War would later put that experience to use during Operation Iraqi Freedom, an F-16 pilot who flew combat missions over Iraq early in the war said here yesterday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the then-vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, brief reporters at the Pentagon on Sept. 30, 2002, about the continuing attempts by Iraq to shoot down coalition aircraft patrolling the no-fly zones in the north and south of the...
  • Group Tells Muslims to Document Treatment

    12/21/2005 12:13:49 AM PST · by dolphin_CAGE · 1 replies · 160+ views
    CAGE ^ | 12.21.2005 [04:56] | AP
    Has anyone ever seen CAIR telling the American Muslims to document instances of extremism and exhortation to mass murder happening in their own communities? Is it just me or CAIR's efforts in defending 'Civil Rights' seem to work only one way?WASHINGTON - Muslim-Americans trying to re-enter the United States after international travel should record instances in which they're singled out as security risks, a civil rights group said Tuesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations asked traveling Muslims to record any examples of excessive security checks or fingerprinting when returning from a religious conference in Canada this weekend or from the...
  • Babies Caught Up in 'No-Fly' Confusion

    08/15/2005 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Sax · 88 replies · 2,821+ views
    AP ^ | 8/15/05 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON - Infants have been stopped from boarding planes at airports throughout the U.S. because their names are the same as or similar to those of possible terrorists on the government's "no-fly list." It sounds like a joke, but it's not funny to parents who miss flights while scrambling to have babies' passports and other documents faxed. Ingrid Sanden's 1-year-old daughter was stopped in Phoenix before boarding a flight home to Washington at Thanksgiving. "I completely understand the war on terrorism, and I completely understand people wanting to be safe when they fly," Sanden said. "But focusing the target a...
  • No-fly list part of Canada's security plan

    08/05/2005 5:56:54 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 459+ views ^ | Friday, August 05, 2005 | Alison Auld
    HALIFAX -- Canada will create its own version of a no-fly list as part of a security program critics say is coming far too late and will do little to shield it from terrorist attacks like those last month in London. Federal Transport Minister Jean Lapierre said Friday that officials will begin devising criteria that would identify people who pose "an immediate threat to aviation security," and will work with airlines to stop those people from flying. Lapierre insisted the new program, called Passenger Protect, will not violate the Charter of Rights or the Constitution. But he wouldn't spell out...
  • Faces of the ‘No Fly’ List (Hassle-Free War Against Terror?)

    07/26/2005 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Airborne1986 · 11 replies · 560+ views ^ | 7/26/05 | Brock N. Meeks
    WASHINGTON - They have served in our wars, they enforce and adjudicate our laws, they hold top secret security clearances and their entrepreneurial spirit helps energize the economy. Leading lives of ordinary distinction they have little in common, save this: when they fly they are pulled into a demeaning orbit of “suspect until proven innocent” because their names are on a government terrorist watch list. Every day thousands of airline passengers are wrongly identified as being on the Transportation Security Administration list of known or potential threats to commercial aviation. Actually, there are two lists. One is the hardcore "No...
  • Government asks judge to toss out challenge to federal 'no-fly' list

    11/04/2004 9:15:13 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 223+ views
    SEATTLE -- A Justice Department lawyer on Thursday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the government's handling of its "no-fly" list violates air travelers' rights. The American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit says the government has put in place insufficient safeguards to ensure that people with names similar to those on the list aren't treated with suspicion because of mistaken identity. The seven plaintiffs say they have been repeatedly stopped at airports and questioned for as long as an hour before being allowed to board flights. Joseph W. LoBue, representing the government, told U.S. District Judge Thomas...
  • 94 Planes Flew Into DC No-Fly Zone

    04/04/2002 12:21:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 1 replies · 95+ views
    April 4, 2002, 3:21 PM EST WASHINGTON -- Pilots have flown through the prohibited airspace protecting the White House at least 94 times over the past decade, illustrating the challenges of thwarting a terrorist airstrike on the nation's capital. Even with military jets patrolling the skies, four commercial airliners and a medical helicopter have crossed into Washington's no-fly zone since the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings, Federal Aviation Administration officials say. The latest was on Monday. In most cases, pilots who violated the airspace protecting the White House, vice presidential mansion and Capitol have gotten penalties less severe than a parking...