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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:06 am 
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http://online.wsj.com/article/AP6395393 ... d44c2.html

article says it all ..... 8O 8O


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:58 am 
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I try to picture an arabic terrorist on a plane pointing a little swiss army knife at me menacingly, and myself refraining from laughing. Yeah, can't do it.

Glad to see the TSA's unwinding some of the wads it's got its panties in.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:34 pm 
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I travel 3 weeks out of the month ......

Now that I have status i'm mostly in first class cant wait for one of those 'highly trained , highly motivated terrorists' try to get past me to get to the cockpit !!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:38 pm 
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A boxcutter has a smaller blade than a SAK 8O


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Interesting,a pen knife in the hands of a sociopath can still kill.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:19 pm 
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I am often surprised. But I am rarely dumbfounded. I sure was dumbfounded when I saw the new TSA rules allowing things for carry-ons.

Most folks picture a little Swiss Army job that goes on a key chain. But this pic is now a legal knife to carry on an airplane.

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So, if five Saudi Arabian men in their twenties, each with a knife this size, wish to board your plane, it's now okay. And, yes, I purposely used an example that might be considered racist as opposed to what it really is - tactically prudent.

I can hone this old knife to a razor like edge. And now I can fly with that puppy. I am dumbfounded.

I have spent the last decade training in knife arts. And the last thirty in Law Enforcement DT. We focused a lot on edged weapons. I also worked as an Airport Police officer (which I'm going back to by the end of the year.) This new TSA ruling is whacky. At least that doesn't surprise me. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:42 pm 
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I also worked as an Airport Police officer (which I'm going back to by the end of the year.)


I often wondered how interesting that job could be. I love airports.

Good for you my friend, maybe you could tell us some 'Airport stories' I bet you have a few.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:09 am 
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You might find this interesting...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/conf ... VGzfypjnLO

If this link is too big, here's a TinyURL:

http://tinyurl.com/a2q5kzm


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A lot of measures are put in place , not to protect the population, but to justify expanding Government and enlargeing budgets.


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It was fun bringing my samurai sword through Canadian customs 5 years ago for my Iaido dantest. :)
Especially at three o'clock in the morning in Vancouver.

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