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(Mid Hudson News)   The TSA has decided to hold off allowing some pocket knives back on planes. Your shampoo and conditioner is still a credible threat though   (midhudsonnews.com) divider line 31
    More: Followup, pocketknife, TSA, credible threat, John Pistole, Charles Schumer, shampoos  
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2013-04-23 09:46:09 AM  
pressure cookers okay?
 
2013-04-23 09:46:26 AM  
Terrorists can wash my hair over my dead body.
 
2013-04-23 09:47:30 AM  
Paul Hogan try and get on a plane again?
 
2013-04-23 09:47:36 AM  
Fark: Real news. [Real OLD news.]
 
2013-04-23 09:49:36 AM  
Your shampoo and conditioner is still a credible threat though

You bet it is... have ever gotten any of that stuff in your eye? Stings like all get out. People should have a license to carry that stuff.
 
2013-04-23 09:52:15 AM  
A car key or a 6 1/2" screwdriver can hurt someone just as badly as a small pocket knife, both of which are allowed on airplanes.
 
2013-04-23 09:54:07 AM  

fredklein: Fark: Real news. [Real OLD news.]


Something being announced late yesterday qualifies as real old news?
 
2013-04-23 09:54:19 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: A car key or a 6 1/2" screwdriver can hurt someone just as badly as a small pocket knife, both of which are allowed on airplanes.


careful, next think you know they'll start banning teeth and nails!
 
2013-04-23 10:03:11 AM  
I flew to Florida last year, Orlando airport, I forgot to totally empty my backpack before we left. Inside my backpack was a pocket knife and a box cutter (razor blade inside metal casing, kind of like the ones used on 9/11). Nobody noticed, I didn't even notice. Found them at my F-I-L's house. Threw the box cutter out and sent the knife home via FedEx.

I did find it remarkable though, that the key instrument used for that hijacking was not even a thought, it wasn't hidden, it was in a mesh side pocket. Strange. Glad no one noticed, kind of embarrassed really.

/csb...
// if you're investigating this for TSA, it wasn't me...
/// just saying
 
2013-04-23 10:05:13 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: A car key or a 6 1/2" screwdriver can hurt someone just as badly as a small pocket knife, both of which are allowed on airplanes.


Logic has no place in this argument. You'll be lucky the FBI doesn't come and visit you citizen.
 
2013-04-23 10:06:23 AM  
They shouldn't have been banned since 9-11.  What exactly is someone going to do with a knife on a plane?  They are exactly as dangerous to you as they would be on the street, where knives are also not banned.  They can't bring the plane down, and nobody's letting them take control of it anymore, so if they decide to get stabby with a 2 inch blade or nail file they are doing pretty much the same amount of damage as they would have on a college campus or the sidewalk in any city.  So why treat it differently?
 
2013-04-23 10:06:26 AM  

swahnhennessy: fredklein: Fark: Real news. [Real OLD news.]

Something being announced late yesterday qualifies as real old news?


It wasn't "announced yesterday":

Here's the TSA blog post, from MARCH 5th announcing it. That's 7 weeks ago.

http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/03/tsa-prohibited-items-list-changing_5.html

Like I said- OLD.
 
2013-04-23 10:06:37 AM  

legion_of_doo: pressure cookers okay?


And box cutters?
 
2013-04-23 10:08:00 AM  
No plane is going to be hijacked by a bunch of muttering nogoodnicks with box cutters.  The airlines has more cause to worry about mob action against someone who acts up in a flight than someone bringing on board a pocket knife.
 
2013-04-23 10:08:40 AM  

fredklein: swahnhennessy: fredklein: Fark: Real news. [Real OLD news.]

Something being announced late yesterday qualifies as real old news?

It wasn't "announced yesterday":

Here's the TSA blog post, from MARCH 5th announcing it. That's 7 weeks ago.

http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/03/tsa-prohibited-items-list-changing_5.html

Like I said- OLD.


You now, what, I'm stupid. I mis-read the headline. They are HOLDING OFF on allowing the knives.

/no coffee
 
2013-04-23 10:09:26 AM  

fredklein: You now, what


::sigh::

"You know what,"
 
2013-04-23 10:14:34 AM  

rdyb: TheGreatGazoo: A car key or a 6 1/2" screwdriver can hurt someone just as badly as a small pocket knife, both of which are allowed on airplanes.

careful, next think you know they'll start banning teeth and nails!


So only the Brits and West Virginians will be allowed to fly?
 
2013-04-23 10:26:38 AM  

fredklein: fredklein: You now, what

::sigh::

"You know what,"


I like "you now, what" myself.  May I use that?
 
2013-04-23 10:27:30 AM  
Lord help us all, for we have become a cheap and poorly told joke.
 
2013-04-23 10:57:31 AM  
Google "binary explosives" and you will understand the bottled liquid ban.
 
2013-04-23 11:40:50 AM  
I can kill with my thumbs.
 
2013-04-23 12:05:49 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: fredklein: fredklein: You now, what

::sigh::

"You know what,"

I like "you now, what" myself.  May I use that?


You now, what, go ahead.
 
2013-04-23 12:09:46 PM  

SpectroBoy: Google "binary explosives" and you will understand the bottled liquid ban.


BInary liquid explosives generally aren't like in the movies. You don't just pour liquid 'A' into liquid 'B', shake, then set it off with a match or something. Combining the liquids needs to be done slooooowly, a drop at a time, in an ice bath to avoid overheating it and making it blow up before there's enough mixed to do any real damage (beyond killing the mixer and scuffing the walls). this really can't be done on a plane, so....
 
2013-04-23 12:47:49 PM  
It blows my mind that whenever I travel I have all the liquids in a quart size bag, all in 3oz or smaller containers, on display but no matter what, they want to look through my bags, yet people I have know have gotten through with pocket knives by accident. I get forced through the nudey box machine too and then I get patted down.

I am surely the criminal element they're looking for. 5'2 woman with green eyes and blonde-brown hair to my rear.
 
2013-04-23 01:17:16 PM  
Certainly the criminal *I'M* looking for....
 
2013-04-23 01:57:55 PM  

SpectroBoy: Google "binary explosives" and you will understand the bottled liquid ban.


I did. Now I think even less of the ban.
 
2013-04-23 04:25:44 PM  

SpectroBoy: Google "binary explosives" and you will understand the bottled liquid ban.


If you don't read too carefully.  You will fully understand how pointless the bottled liquid ban is if you read more slowly.
 
2013-04-23 04:55:24 PM  

ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: It blows my mind that whenever I travel I have all the liquids in a quart size bag, all in 3oz or smaller containers, on display but no matter what, they want to look through my bags, yet people I have know have gotten through with pocket knives by accident. I get forced through the nudey box machine too and then I get patted down.

I am surely the criminal element they're looking for. 5'2 woman with green eyes and blonde-brown hair to my rear.


Well how brown are you?  This will determine the level of TSA attention you receive.
 
2013-04-23 06:34:30 PM  

fredklein: SpectroBoy: Google "binary explosives" and you will understand the bottled liquid ban.

BInary liquid explosives generally aren't like in the movies. You don't just pour liquid 'A' into liquid 'B', shake, then set it off with a match or something. Combining the liquids needs to be done slooooowly, a drop at a time, in an ice bath to avoid overheating it and making it blow up before there's enough mixed to do any real damage (beyond killing the mixer and scuffing the walls). this really can't be done on a plane, so....


It is just pretend security, don't go getting all real at this late date.
What absolutely amazes me is that people like Senator Charles Schumer are willing to go full retard.
Is there really still a payday for supporting TSA Theatre? This lesson in authority is all old, broken and failed.
 
2013-04-23 06:45:45 PM  
Check inside everyone's asshole. That's where they'll hide the really dangerous items.
 
2013-04-23 10:26:28 PM  

cefm: They shouldn't have been banned since 9-11.  What exactly is someone going to do with a knife on a plane?  They are exactly as dangerous to you as they would be on the street, where knives are also not banned.  They can't bring the plane down, and nobody's letting them take control of it anymore, so if they decide to get stabby with a 2 inch blade or nail file they are doing pretty much the same amount of damage as they would have on a college campus or the sidewalk in any city.  So why treat it differently?


Exactly.

/Feel naked without my Swiss Army knife.
//It's a tool, not a weapon, TSA.
///But more deadly than a four-ounce bottle of shampoo, I will admit that.
 
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