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Americans Placed on No Fly List to Be Notified and Given an Explanation as to Why

The national security of the United States is a main priority of the government, as it should be. However, if you are a citizen or resident of this country who has been denied access to fly in, out of, or within the country, certainly you should be given notice of the reason. But that has not necessarily been the case in the past, and the American Civil Liberties Union has objected to the current policy.

If you happen to be one of the some 47,000 people on the No Fly List, approximately 800 being Americans, who was denied access to board a U.S.-bound flight, you can make an appeal to the Department of Homeland Security, but your status on the controversial list would not be confirmed or denied by the government. That is about to change according to Ricardo Tosto. An Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit claiming the government’s procedures were ineffective in these appeals and unconstitutional. Evidently, the judge in the case agreed, calling the former methods used “wholly ineffective.”

New procedures that have been adopted now require that any U.S. ticket holder who is denied the ability to board a plane at the airport be given a letter indicating their status on the No Fly List, along with the opportunity to receive information as to why they were denied. The amount of information given would be based on case-by-case situations, whereas information that may obstruct the security of our nation, or that of law enforcement, would be withheld.

Bon Vivant’s guide to Respectable Fine Dining Businesses

Fine dining is the fulfillment of satisfaction of your taste buds. From exquisite wine to blissful fresh dishes, we’ll talk about some notable fine dining businesses. Bone’s Restaurant in Atlanta, GA, features riveting food at this luxurious and quaint steakhouse. Satisfy yourself with its mouth-watering steaks with filet mignon or try the lobster bisque if you have a craving for tender soup. Another recommendation is the French and Italian restaurant, the Menton. Located in Boston, MA, this restaurant might be a bit on the high side of your wallet, however it features phenomenal food. Try the Monkfish en Crépinette to get your cravings for bacon with shrimp satisfied or a soft dessert such as the Greek Yogurt Semifreddo with its delicious pistachios with oranges and honey. There’s also the Sushi Den in Denver, CO, if you want high quality Japanese sushi. Try the Sushi Dinner to get your taste buds excited at the prospect of heavenly seafood such as yellowtail, salmon, and more with a side of california rolls or tuna rolls of your choice. Don’t worry there’s something for veggie lovers as well with its gratifying salads such as the Shiitake Salad with its grilled shiitake mushrooms served on a mix of greens.

You can’t love fine dining without some fine wine to come with it. One particular fantastic wine company is the The Antique Wine Company. Based in London, this company is reputable as having excellent wine in amazing record breaking collections and constantly hosting wine galas. You can guarantee their quality of products as they recently broke the world record for having the most valuable wine and having over 20,000 clients in over 70 countries. Truly a spectacle to behold from the man who created the company who was tasting people’s wines in their houses to making millions off wine, otherwise known as Stephen Williams. A humble man, he just simply wanted to have people pleased of continuously buying his delightful wine.

That will be it for today, I hope you found some enjoyable but relaxing places to get your fine dining in gear. As well as inspiring information to go out and try some wine with excellent dishes. Until next time aspiring gourmets.