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(Bloomberg)   No longer banned by the TSA: Pocket knives and golf clubs. Still banned by the TSA: Respect for passengers, Fourth Amendment   (bloomberg.com) divider line 159
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2013-03-05 12:34:19 PM
TSA can now legally examine your sticks.
 
2013-03-05 12:41:18 PM

boloabs: TSA can now legally examine your sticks.


Why not, they already examine my balls.
 
2013-03-05 12:41:38 PM
The agency will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles, Pistole said. Box cutters, like those used by the Sept. 11 terrorists, and razor blades will still be banned.

Because box cutters are a proven terrorist weapon, and if box cutters are allowed, the terrorists will have won?
 
2013-03-05 01:19:36 PM
Good thing we use zero tolerance and blanket bans, instead of making a judgement call. Otherwise we wouldn't get to say "Wiffle Ball bats are allowed" after 11 years.

What's the worst you do with one of those? Annoy them? But for 11 years they were banned.
 
2013-03-05 01:34:40 PM
What's the point of unbanning golf clubs? You'll still have to check them because there's no way in hell they'd fit as a carry-on.
 
2013-03-05 01:38:40 PM
Still not taking my Swiss Army Knife with me or in my checked luggage. It's a pity too as I almost always have a need for it when I travel.
 
2013-03-05 01:42:58 PM

TheXerox: Still not taking my Swiss Army Knife with me or in my checked luggage. It's a pity too as I almost always have a need for it when I travel.


You must be MacGyver.
 
2013-03-05 01:52:32 PM

TheXerox: Still not taking my Swiss Army Knife with me or in my checked luggage. It's a pity too as I almost always have a need for it when I travel.


Why not in your checked luggage?
 
2013-03-05 02:01:39 PM
I flew to Miami and back 3 years ago with one of these in my backpack.  oops.

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2013-03-05 02:04:09 PM

TheXerox: Still not taking my Swiss Army Knife with me or in my checked luggage. It's a pity too as I almost always have a need for it when I travel.


When you're a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
 
2013-03-05 02:04:09 PM
read that as "Pocket ninjas"
 
2013-03-05 02:04:18 PM
I still refuse to fly because of these thugs at the TSA...what are we going to do to get these asswipes gone for good?
 
2013-03-05 02:04:59 PM

CraicBaby: What's the point of unbanning golf clubs? You'll still have to check them because there's no way in hell they'd fit as a carry-on.


I was thinking the same thing.
 
2013-03-05 02:05:08 PM

mysticcat: I flew to Miami and back 3 years ago with one of these in my backpack.  oops.


Benchmades are great knives, but they are too expensive to lose. I lost two and decided that was enough. Which is why I carry cheaper, more disposable knives.
 
2013-03-05 02:06:02 PM
Unfortunately there is no Constitutional right to fly.
 
2013-03-05 02:06:29 PM

CraicBaby: What's the point of unbanning golf clubs? You'll still have to check them because there's no way in hell they'd fit as a carry-on.


Apparently, people who play a lot of golf were being inconvenienced.
 
2013-03-05 02:06:48 PM
Why wouldn't you check your golf clubs, though? It's not as though they will fit above your seat.
 
2013-03-05 02:07:44 PM
At least you could beat the crap out of any imprudent TSA worker with any of these items.
 
2013-03-05 02:09:24 PM
So I can't bring my swiss army knife because the blade locks, but I can bring a spear or a club, as long as I call it a Hockey Stick or Lacross stick.  Stupid bullshiat.
 
2013-03-05 02:09:44 PM
Box cutters, like those used by the Sept. 11 terrorists, and razor blades will still be banned.

So, a Swiss army knife is no longer a threat to national security, but my safety razor still is?

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Tool of the terrorists
 
2013-03-05 02:09:50 PM

TheXerox: Still not taking my Swiss Army Knife with me or in my checked luggage. It's a pity too as I almost always have a need for it when I travel.


I take mine everywhere, just hide it in a sock inside a smellly gym shoe in your checked baggage. i fly alot and I've never lost mine..
 
2013-03-05 02:10:28 PM
It's only two golf clubs. Nice for people that buy a club or two while on a trip. Otherwise, pretty much useless.
 
2013-03-05 02:10:48 PM
you owe me a swiss army knife you dicks.
 
2013-03-05 02:10:49 PM

cgraves67: mysticcat: I flew to Miami and back 3 years ago with one of these in my backpack.  oops.

Benchmades are great knives, but they are too expensive to lose. I lost two and decided that was enough. Which is why I carry cheaper, more disposable knives.


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2013-03-05 02:11:24 PM
I did it like this, I did it like that.
I did it with the whiffle ball bat.
 
2013-03-05 02:12:08 PM
TFA: "The agency will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles "

So... the glorified toothpick on my watch chain fob is finally recognized as insufficient to threaten an aircraft.  Fantastic.
But the pocket knives we trust any 8 year old cub scout to carry are still a concern?

/ facepalm
 
2013-03-05 02:12:36 PM

DeathCipris: I still refuse to fly because of these thugs at the TSA...what are we going to do to get these asswipes gone for good?


First we're going to have to wipe out a large segment of the population that thinks fascism is a good idea.
 
2013-03-05 02:12:40 PM

stuffy: Unfortunately there is no Constitutional right to fly.


Not that so much as this search is "reasonable."  Just like testing for drunk drivers is reasonable when it comes to driving.
 
2013-03-05 02:12:58 PM
This is just an attack on the Baggage Crews.

TSA agents know that the Bag Apes have been enjoying more goods to steal from people luggage for years now. With more items going through the checkpoint instead, the TSA gorillas can swipe stuff for themselves now.
 
2013-03-05 02:12:59 PM
But can I still bring my own Diet Coke with me to the airport?  Or will TSA confiscate that, so I can buy a $3 bottle in the gift shop?

/Silly question
 
2013-03-05 02:13:02 PM
Yes, but has anyone figured out yet whether a turkey sandwich with mustard is a liquid?
 
2013-03-05 02:13:09 PM

TheXerox: Still not taking my Swiss Army Knife with me or in my checked luggage. It's a pity too as I almost always have a need for it when I travel.


Why not in your checked bags? I don't normally bother if I am on a short trip, but if it is over a week, I generally will pack one in my checked bag. Of course anything shorter than that I don't have a checked bag anyway.
 
2013-03-05 02:13:43 PM

DeathCipris: I still refuse to fly because of these thugs at the TSA...what are we going to do to get these asswipes gone for good?


You're not the only one. My missed funds may only be a drop in an ocean, but I feel like it's about all I can do.
 
2013-03-05 02:15:20 PM
So, pocket-knife OK, 20ml of water in a 125ml bottle - danger!  Yeesh.

Items included on the safe list for flights in Canada include parachutes and, seriously, bullwhips.

Just once I'd like to board a plane wearing a parachute, swinging a bullwhip around.
 
2013-03-05 02:15:40 PM
How about liquids.....like bottles of wine?

No?

F*ck you.
 
2013-03-05 02:16:54 PM

KWess: Items included on the safe list for flights in Canada include parachutes and, seriously, bullwhips.

Just once I'd like to board a plane wearing a parachute, swinging a bullwhip around.



Nice to meet you, Indiana Jones.
 
2013-03-05 02:18:12 PM

KWess: So, pocket-knife OK, 20ml of water in a 125ml bottle - danger!  Yeesh.

Items included on the safe list for flights in Canada include parachutes and, seriously, bullwhips.

Just once I'd like to board a plane wearing a parachute, swinging a bullwhip around.


Dr. Jones! How good to see you again!
 
2013-03-05 02:19:14 PM
And if you don't like it, we'll break you farking laptop.

What about nail clippers and cuticle scissors and all that?  I mean, I don't expect the number of people crushed by restrictions against carrying their WHIFFLE BATS on a plane.  How many people bring plastic bats on a plane??

Nobody cares about box cutters.  You'll just throw it away and get another one.

The common things are nail clippers, trimming scissors, multitools, water/shampoo/etc, AND pocket knives.  With the knives and tools, these are troublesome to lose.  Some are expensive and people are picky about which one to get.  The problems in confiscating water, wine, shampoo, etc, all that's well-hated conflict that happens over and over every day.

Here in Austin, we have an outlet store that sells all the shiat TSA confiscates.  ZOMG HUGE bins of various multitools for fairly cheap.  There's like a cubic foot of multitools here.  Then the weirdness... hammers.  OK.  Kerosene lantern... WTF?? Someone wanted to bring a kerosene lantern as a carry-on??
 
2013-03-05 02:19:16 PM
Are we still whining and complaining what we can take on a plane? I vote nothing. There is nothing you need to pack to endure sitting for a while. I hope soon they just knock everyone out on the flight and wake you when you arrive. That way the stewardesses can get a break from the pissing and moaning too.

Yes I fly. I have never had a problem getting through security because I follow the rules. I also as a rule, don't take silly shiat I know I am not going to require in my carry on.
 
2013-03-05 02:20:34 PM

slykens1: Yes, but has anyone figured out yet whether a turkey sandwich with mustard is a liquid?


Icing on cupcakes still count as a liquid?
 
2013-03-05 02:22:33 PM
Well, that's one good thing to come out of the sequester. Too bad they didn't take out the whole TSA with it.

Thanks, Congress! Your laziness did what your ineptitude couldn't!
 
2013-03-05 02:24:10 PM

ringersol: TFA: "The agency will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles "

So... the glorified toothpick on my watch chain fob is finally recognized as insufficient to threaten an aircraft.  Fantastic.
But the pocket knives we trust any 8 year old cub scout to carry are still a concern?

/ facepalm


Given the description, I was thinking it was more for nail cutters with those fold-out files, but I guess that the key-chain type knives work as well

Baby steps, I guess
 
2013-03-05 02:25:35 PM
WTF?  Everyone biatches about shampoo bottles and nail clipper bans being ridiculous... and the TSA hears this and decides, let them have knives!

The derp is strong here...
 
2013-03-05 02:26:27 PM
Pocket knives and golf clubs

What you've got to do is cut the hamstring on the back of his leg right at the bottom. He'll never play golf again, because his weight displacement goes back, all his weight is on his right foot, and he'll push everything off to the right. He'll never come through on anything. He'll quit the game.

/gunga galunga
 
2013-03-05 02:28:45 PM
Can I bring a normal sized tube of toothpaste yet?
 
2013-03-05 02:29:27 PM
The first person to pull out a small pocket knife to open a bag of peanuts or something, probably ends up tackled and beaten by fellow passengers.

/waits to see if it happens.
 
2013-03-05 02:30:09 PM
knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch

So, boxcutters!?
 
2013-03-05 02:30:28 PM

Gifted Many Few: Are we still whining and complaining what we can take on a plane? I vote nothing. There is nothing you need to pack to endure sitting for a while. I hope soon they just knock everyone out on the flight and wake you when you arrive. That way the stewardesses can get a break from the pissing and moaning too.

Yes I fly. I have never had a problem getting through security because I follow the rules. I also as a rule, don't take silly shiat I know I am not going to require in my carry on.


"silly shiat".  Yes, a pocket knife, useful for such silly tasks as opening boxes, cutting a piece of string, opening a can or bottle, screwing a screw, or any of the dozens of other things it can potentially do, is quite silly, if you're retarded.  The problem with the pocket knife ban (and many of the other items) is that they're normal shiat that people use every day and often carry with them.  Ever since my dad bought me one when I was a kid, I had a pocketknife in my pocket.  Lost it to the TSA because it was hard to remember at the time that my normal every day item was taboo.
 
2013-03-05 02:32:07 PM
So a 3" knife is still banned, but a 4 foot long ski pole is just fine?

I feel safer already.
 
2013-03-05 02:35:02 PM

KWess: 20ml of water in a 125ml bottle - danger!


And if my bottle of water could possibly be some sort of exotic explosive, why do they just throw it in a trash can?
 
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