Government needs to be held accountable [knives vs. toothpaste]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Journal Standard: Scott Reeder: Government needs to be held accountable

    ... Just last week, 133 members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote the TSA to express concern about allowing passengers to start carrying pocket knives aboard a passenger aircraft. That’s right – TSA recently passed a rule allowing travelers to tote knives aboard a plane. John Pistole, the head of TSA, shrugged off those concerns and said passengers can begin carrying knives later this month. It would seem a reasonable concern. After all, airplanes have been hijacked by men with knives — but never by one wielding a tube of toothpaste ...
     
  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Nice description. But it devolves into a general government regulation rant, losing any distinction between the TSA gauntlet, being fleeced of your (even harmless) personal property, and bureacracy in general.
    This piece gives up on accountability. Too fuzzy to say 'it's all bad, it's all the same.' I'm hoping for more outrage about toothpaste, TSA priorities and expenditures.
     
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Running around $7 billion a year for TSA to confiscate truckloads of toiletries. What a deal for the personal hygiene industry.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Isn't toothpaste measured by weight?
     
  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Colgate is. Mine says NET WT. 4.6 ounces.
     

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