Maybe it's cheaper to buy the blu-rays than to archive them...
My company does this, but selectively not on some sites, such as my WellsFargo banking account.
I'm a quantitative analyst at a bank, you insensitive clod!
(that aside, I have a BS, and 15 years experience in computer programming, and I essentially code solutions I design for internal clients. It's not bad at all!)
The flip side of that argument is that "the checkbox is the mating call of the loser", meaning that you were too chickenshit to make a design decision. I personally don't buy that argument as I feel more choice is better than less choice, but there are practical considerations: having to maintain two code paths, providing multiple ways to do the same thing, etc. Of course the flip side of this argument is that whatever decision you make will be the wrong one. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
That's only a problem for the user; Google doesn't give a fuck.
The reason it's not a sworn statement is because it's probably illegal to give her the letter, so the Malaysian Airlines personnel who gave her the letter could face criminal prosecution (and also find out how well the Malaysian government cooperates with the US Department of Justice).
Like you said, though, effin unreal.
How can she prove she is on the list when the airlines are instructed not to let the passenger know the reason why the passenger is denied boarding...
Did the airline refund her the price of the ticket and all associated transportation costs (hotel, etc?) No? Nice. If she paid for the ticket, and she's on a no-fly list, who reimburses her for the services not rendered?