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(Huffington Post)   Good news: the TSA is keeping our airplanes safe from dangerous terrorists armed with sword canes, morning stars and human skulls   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 15
    More: Stupid, TSA, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, human skull, suicide vest  
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2425 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jan 2014 at 1:27 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-27 02:46:24 PM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
Mace

www.medievalwarfare.info
Morning star

i.imgur.com
Flail

/If gun nuts can get pedantic about weapon identification, so can I.
2014-01-27 02:00:42 PM  
2 votes:

MFAWG: So Subby forgot what the 9-11 hijackers actually used, or he's just looking for an easy free.


The primary weapon of the 9-11 hijackers was the conventional wisdom that passengers aboard hijacked airplanes should remain calm and cooperate, and everything will be fine.  

That, and a lack of reinforced cockpit doors.
2014-01-27 01:51:58 PM  
2 votes:

Archae hippy: FTFA: So the next time you get annoyed with the long lines at an airport checkpoint, remember: Those agents are there for a reason.


Fark you, Huffpo troll. Those agents are there to keep planes from being hijacked. Not a single one of those confiscated items was taken from a would be hijacker, and no one would have ever known those items were on the plane if they hadn't been found.
2014-01-27 01:40:06 PM  
2 votes:
Oh, and also, this mace, which was ...  (no that's not plastic -- that's actual wood and metal):

i.huffpost.com

(No, that's not a mace -- that's actually a flail).
2014-01-27 01:32:51 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA: So the next time you get annoyed with the long lines at an airport checkpoint, remember: Those agents are there for a reason.

They forgot to tell us the reason, because I'm not afraid of most of those things.
2014-01-27 02:45:15 PM  
1 votes:
Its entirely possible that TSA agents prevent potential tragedies while also grossly overstepping their bounds and abusing their authority.

/even a broken clock is right twice a day
2014-01-27 02:24:18 PM  
1 votes:

ongbok: mbillips: Archae hippy: FTFA: So the next time you get annoyed with the long lines at an airport checkpoint, remember: Those agents are there for a reason.

Fark you, Huffpo troll. Those agents are there to keep planes from being hijacked. Not a single one of those confiscated items was taken from a would be hijacker, and no one would have ever known those items were on the plane if they hadn't been found.

Actually they are there to help ensure the safety of the passengers and crew of the airplane. So that would include not letting people get on with things that could be used to hijack a plane or be used to harm the passengers or the crew.


They're supposed to prevent people from getting on the plane with things that they PLAN to use to harm the passengers or crew. I could harm the crap out of somebody with my carry on bag. I could beat someone to death with my cell phone, or stab them in the eye with a ballpoint pen. The fact that the TSA stopped someone from bringing a sword cane aboard doesn't mean they made anyone safer, because 99.several 9 times out of 100, the person bringing a weapon aboard just forgot they had it on them, or they were carrying it for self defense. I've gotten used to the standard metal detectors, because hijackers WOULD start trying to take over planes if they weren't there. But since those are in place, hijackers aren't going to use that route, and the weapons they DO find weren't going to be a problem.
2014-01-27 02:11:13 PM  
1 votes:
TFA fails to mention how many soda bottles, prescription drugs, plastic bottles with more than 3 oz. of shampoo in them, toothpaste tubes, nail clippers, and hair gel bottles were confiscated at airports, because, you know, I feel safer knowing that teh naughty terrorists are thirsty, unmedicated, and can't groom themselves while on board.
2014-01-27 02:03:54 PM  
1 votes:

pute kisses like a man: lennavan: Archae hippy: FTFA: So the next time you get annoyed with the long lines at an airport checkpoint, remember: Those agents are there for a reason.

They forgot to tell us the reason, because I'm not afraid of most of those things.

I'm not afraid of box cutters.

Chongo79: While I don't think it's realistic to think someone would hijack a plane with a mace/flail

Mace is probably significantly more dangerous than a knife/cane sword.  A knife can't get you into the cockpit.

while everyone likes to say that the restrictions are exclusively for terrorism, or worst case scenarios, the majority of these protections are probably to prevent run of the mill crazies.

there is something about flying, it makes certain people go crazy.  that's why most flights have a strait-jacket on board.  if a drunk crazy had a knife or flail, or whatever, he would just be all that much more annoying.


Airplanes didn't used to have security at all; you just walked up to the gate, bought a ticket with cash, and off you went. This was true up into the late 1960s. In-flight shootings/stabbings were pretty much nonexistent (as they are on buses and trains today that don't have pre-boarding security). They started the metal detectors after a wave of hijackings in the early '70s. They got into full butthole searches after 9/11. Pre-boarding metal detectors have nothing to do with run of the mill crazies.
2014-01-27 01:57:25 PM  
1 votes:
SO they are basically keeping us safe from nerds.
2014-01-27 01:53:57 PM  
1 votes:

Arkanaut: I thought they stopped searching for blades because you can't take over planes with them anymore, now that the cockpits are locked all the time.


They announced they were going to stop confiscating little pen knives, but then they went back on that because the flight attendants and TSA wienies complained so much.
2014-01-27 01:45:46 PM  
1 votes:
Is this supposed to be a Fark laughs at the TSA thread?

Because I'm happy they noticed the guns, hidden swords/knives, fake suicide bomber jacket. While I don't think it's realistic to think someone would hijack a plane with a mace/flail, or a skull (which I think transporting human remains like that is illegal), almost everything else is a real threat.
2014-01-27 01:44:44 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: Oh, and also, this mace, which was ...  (no that's not plastic -- that's actual wood and metal):

[i.huffpost.com image 570x189]

(No, that's not a mace -- that's actually a flail).


FLAIL FAIL
2014-01-27 01:42:38 PM  
1 votes:
things that morning stars might look like:
upload.wikimedia.org  www.consumerqueen.com

thing that morning stars do not look like:

i.huffpost.com
2014-01-27 01:39:06 PM  
1 votes:
So none of the pieces of the morning star are prohibited but somehow having them attached together before you get on the plane is worthy of TSA attention.
 
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