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  1. The first of the no-fly list siblings — the one whose case against the U.S. is in US court challenging the blacklisting — was blacklisted by the USG prior to the U.S. complaint asserting that his older brother is alleged to be a suspected material supporter of a designated foreign terrorist organization.

    Not everyone with a gun in Somalia is a supporter of a designated foreign terrorist organization, but the USG is willing to threaten prosecution for such even when people are desperate to try to help their loved ones get freedom. The Obama and Bush Administrations have threatened American families with prosecution if they were to pay money for ransom of kidnapped hostages or even for information to try to make contact with their held relatives. Injustice using the tools of Justice.

  2. Even though I’m not Diamond, I tried it anyway as a Gold and got this offer:

    “You’re now registered to take advantage of this exclusive offer. Each stay through April 30, 2015, will count double toward the number of stays needed to achieve your 2016 tier status. Book now and get a boost on upgrading your tier status today. “

  3. Hit diamond by one night last year… Registered and got the offer. Points posted within 10 minutes to my account. Seems too crazy to be true, but I’m going with it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Targeted offer worked for me (I am Diamond) and my Gold coworkers got other smaller offers. Awesome!!!

  5. Wow – I just entered my info (diamond via spend), checked my account a few minutes later and the points have already posted. This definitely sounds to good to be true – maybe my account will be cleared out tomorrow.
    Thanks for posting!

  6. Current Hilton Diamond but expires in March of 215. Just registered and got the offer as advertised! i have a few Hilton Stays coming up, and it will be worth hitting a few cheap Hamptons if i need that 6th stay by April.

  7. “Based on the account number you entered, you are not eligible for an exclusive offer at this time.” – for 2 Golds.

  8. I’m a Gold (from HHonors Surpass Amex). Got the following message:


    Based on the account number you entered, you are not eligible for an exclusive offer at this time.

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