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Jbird
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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes

TSA Works for the Troll from Arizona who works for Odrama, I have faith they will get it right. They always do the right thing.


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Walking the Earth
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Let me just point out that 9/11 was pulled off with fricking box cutters


I'm not taking a side on this particular issue because I'm not really sure but the whole taking the plane with box cutters is a half-truth, at best.


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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
I much rather ban knives and allow us to keep our shoes on and bring drinks.

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Because it doesn't, anyone that thinks a pocket knife will endanger aircraft has watched too many movies.


Yeah, United 93.
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VOR
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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
Since we seem to have revisionist theory in play here, what is untrue about the statement that five hijackers on three planes and four on another killed crew members and gained control by using small knives and box cutters?

And is it the feeling here that the reinforced cockpit door and the occasional presence of an air marshal now changes the dynamic sufficiently so that a small knife presents no danger in and aircraft in flight?


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And is it the feeling here that the reinforced cockpit door and the occasional presence of an air marshal now changes the dynamic sufficiently so that a small knife presents no danger in and aircraft in flight?
The "knives-are-OK-but-babymilk-isn't rule" precisely exemplifies the intellect behind this administrations anti-terror policies.


. . . and people had the unmitigated gall to criticize Rand Paul's questioning of homeland security policy?


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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
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And is it the feeling here that the reinforced cockpit door and the occasional presence of an air marshal now changes the dynamic sufficiently so that a small knife presents no danger in and aircraft in flight?


You're ignoring the fact that all the other passangers don't want to die. That is the biggest change in airline security since 9/11 and has stopped far more attacks than anything the TSA has done or will do in the future.


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Walking the Earth
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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
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Since we seem to have revisionist theory in play here, what is untrue about the statement that five hijackers on three planes and four on another killed crew members and gained control by using small knives and box cutters?

And is it the feeling here that the reinforced cockpit door and the occasional presence of an air marshal now changes the dynamic sufficiently so that a small knife presents no danger in and aircraft in flight?



No revisionist history. They used box cutters as well as pepper spray and the threat that they had bombs, as well as access to the cockpit to take the plane.

Once in control, they used the passengers' beliefs that they were the ones that had value as hostages against them until it was too late when the truth was that the terrorists only valued the plane as a weapon. It wasn't as simple as five nutjobs waving some box cutters around and seizing the aircraft. They knew our psychology at the time and were well prepared.

In 2013, terrorists can have all of the box cutters they want and they aren't taking control of anything.

Now, the reason that I'm not taking a side on the issue and, in fact, am leaning towards NOT allowing knives on planes is the simple fact that, while a terrorist will never take control of a plane in flight, he can still attempt to do so and, with a weapon, can still harm passengers until he is inevitably subdued.


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Diamondawg
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Some people just act weird on planes and in airports.


They should be free to do that if they so choose


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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
Andrea killed a zombie last night with a three inch blade.


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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
Andrea killed a zombie last night with a three inch blade.


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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
Andrea killed a zombie last night with a three inch blade.


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re: Schumer: TSA should reverse plan to allow knives on planes
Andrea killed a zombie last night with a three inch blade.


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