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