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Thursday, May 12, 2005
and what's wrong with the people of Maine?

Are the people of Maine expendable? Are they less important somehow than people in and around Boston? For the second time in the past year, a plane with someone on that "no-fly" list has been diverted to Bangor, Maine today, instead of landing in Boston. You can read about it here. The first time this happened was with Cat Stevens- here is the Common Dreams article on how he wasn't allowed into the country that also descibes how his plane was diverted to Bangor, Maine as soon as they figured out someone on the "no-fly" list was on it. If this is some kind of anti-terrorism plan, or threat-response plan, then the people of Maine need to be pissed off. Land the plane somewhere where there are no towns- farmland with long, flat roads would be good for this. There are a lot of people in the Bangor area. In terms of Northern Maine standards, it is not the middle of no where. And perhaps people on a flight should be compared to a "no-fly" list (whatever crap that "no-fly" list may or may not be) before they get on the plane. That might be something one could do quickly with a computer for a plane takes off for the U.S.

posted by knit wit | 5/12/2005 06:04:00 PM

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