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Do you agree with the Transportation Safety Administration's decision to allow passengers to carry pocketknives on airliners?

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JohnSteady

Mar-26-13 2:37 PM

wow can't use towel and head on the same line...had to misspell the next word to get accepted

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JohnSteady

Mar-26-13 2:35 PM

Like the "Kid from Brooklyn dot com" said on one of his Youtube videos. Give all the Passengers a Louisville Slugger (Bat Day) then let’s see some jackwad hijack the plane! It was box cutter the **********ed coackroaches used on 9/11... so let's up the size of the blade to be allowed...pure stupidity!

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taxtired

Mar-26-13 11:35 AM

There is a 10 dollar surcharge if you want a stick.

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drugsrus

Mar-25-13 7:13 PM

swizzer, nothing is too liberal for you. Did you type that with a straight face??? I can't see from here.

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rschweizer

Mar-25-13 4:11 PM

TiredOfTax, I don't watch MSNBC- too liberal for me. How's work at the paper today?

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TiredOfTax

Mar-25-13 1:51 PM

rschweizer, Huh it wasn't on MSNBC or liberal today? It made it on CNN NBC CBS ABC and many other stations... check with your local communist party leaders... it might be against an ideal that they have.

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taxtired

Mar-25-13 12:29 PM

It was on the local news channels. It is on the internet also.

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rschweizer

Mar-24-13 9:50 PM

TiredOfTax, you mean it was a Frenchman and not some Muslim guy with a 'towel' on his head, chanting or shouting some Arabic prayer?!

I guess that answers the question of why no one heard of this.

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taxtired

Mar-23-13 11:38 AM

Would that be considered a MAJOR flaw in security ??

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taxtired

Mar-23-13 11:33 AM

tot Yes it happened on 3-20-13. Certain moroons on here always disagree. It shows thier true intellegence. I care less about them.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-22-13 11:45 PM

Taxtired, only the uninformed would disagree, A Frenchman was arrested after he impersonated a pilot and sat in the cockpit of a US Airways plane in Philadelphia, police say. Go ahead and disagree... it proves that you are wrong!

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taxtired

Mar-22-13 6:50 PM

By the sounds of it you can just walk in the cockpit of a commercial plane. Just happened.

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Taxedtoomuch

Mar-21-13 12:07 PM

Portnoy may be onto something. New airline and it can be called "Mile High Airways" Any investors??

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usedtolivethere

Mar-20-13 4:54 PM

how so?

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taxtired

Mar-20-13 1:11 PM

Sounds like you drew the short one

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usedtolivethere

Mar-20-13 12:58 PM

Yes, intellect....you are wasting your time now as you grasp for straws

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taxtired

Mar-20-13 12:14 PM

Intellect ???

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usedtolivethere

Mar-20-13 8:20 AM

TOT, you always criticize rs for his intellect and accuse him of "knowing everything". Is a mirror handy for you? If so, have a look

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TiredOfTax

Mar-20-13 7:30 AM

rschweizer, It is great to see that you do not exaggerate anyone's posts. You do not create a problem to exploit to demonstrate your superior intellect... never do that. I believe that what Disc was saying was that the trains have gone virtually unaffected by DOMESTIC violence. The security has not changed much and in the USA there have been few problems with terrorists affecting our rail service. He did not say that there were no vulnerabilities!

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DianeM

Mar-19-13 6:12 PM

One additional comment. Some pilots do carry a hand gun. In order to do so they must first go thru an FAA (?) course and be certified.

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rschweizer

Mar-19-13 4:19 PM

Discobulous,

'... take the train'

Yes, beacuse trains have never, ever been the subject of terrorist activity.

-Moscow subway bombings 2010

-Madrid train bombings 2004, which I missed by merely days

-London subway bombings twice in 2005, the second of which a colleague of mine was actually injured

Nope. Never happened.

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BWolf2

Mar-19-13 3:01 PM

Insanity.

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Stackrat

Mar-19-13 12:26 PM

When your number is up... you aint got a thing to say about it. Thats why bad things happen to good people all the time.

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DianeM

Mar-19-13 12:04 PM

As for the gels and liquids, you can thank a potential bomber who had a liquid and was stopped in flight. As for shoes, you can thank the shoe bomber.........like I said, if someone wants to down an a/c they will find a way, not always successful, but enough to do damage to people's lives. My biggest wish as frequent traveler, is CONSISTENCY, something the airlines are always accused of being unable to provide. Now it is the TSA that can not provide consistency.

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DianeM

Mar-19-13 11:59 AM

I am a retired 32 year flight attendant. F/As are opposed to the knives as they are a weapon period. While they may be small they can maime and or kill when used. Your f/a is there for the safety of the flight. We are the first and last line of defense to the flight deck. In one of the 9/11 hijackings the two f/as in the front were stabbed according to the witness f/a in the back. She was on a phone call to the company until the time the a/c hit the tower. She was describing what what going on in the a/c. There are always going to be issues with what the TSA approves or disapproves as they do not seem to talk to the people first in line. Formerly myself. In reality, if someone wants to bring a plane down, they will find a way. And then, just last week Newark airport TSA missed a fake bomb that did pass thru security. (The gov does tests like these all the time.) What if it had been real and not fake. Our lives are going to be like this for the duration.

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