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Disabled Woman Denied Entrance to USA Due to Private Medical Records

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) writes | about 10 months ago

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Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) writes "The latest from the front lines in the War on Dignity:

In 2012, Canadian Ellen Richardson was hospitalized for clinical depression. This past Monday she tried to board a plane to New York for a $6,000 Caribbean cruise. DHS denied her entry, citing supposedly private medical records listing her hospitalization."

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Pool of people with "nothing to hide" got smaller (1)

Todd Palin (1402501) | about 10 months ago | (#45551415)

Bad news for the folks that think NSA spying is OK because they have nothing to hide. If medical records are available to the NSA, and they are going to be used in this manner, a lot of honest people now DO have things to hide.

Apparently she wrote a book about her depression.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#45552187)

...and her suicide attempt which left her paralyzed.

http://ellenrichardson.ca/bio/index.html [ellenrichardson.ca]
http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Heavy-Heart-Ellen-Richardson/dp/1606049119 [amazon.com]

So there's no need for NSA spying on her - she practically shouted all that information to the entire world.
Now whether or not should USA allow entry to persons "who have had a physical or mental disorder that may pose a "threat to the property, safety or welfare" of themselves or others" is another issue entirely.

Re:Apparently she wrote a book about her depressio (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about 10 months ago | (#45552311)

Given that it has happened to a dozen other people too, [www.cbc.ca] the fact that she wrote a book about it seems immaterial. If anything, writing a book about it should have provided enough context to prove that she was not a threat, especially given the fact that she's a paraplegic.

Pool of people with "nothing to hide" got small (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#45552193)

Just wondering ...

Does Barack Hussein Obama II (aka " Barry Soetoro ") belong to the pool of people with "nothing to hide" ?

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