TSA Head: No Plans to Rescind Agency's New Knives on Planes Policy

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Pissy will now be alienating/annoying the suckups (airline executives) who were previously & firmly in his camp.

    Face it, the only real support for allowing knives were people like us & those "over there" who understand that that you can't threaten an airplane with a pocket knife today. A very significant majority (including airline execs & unions) does seem to be opposed to the rule change.

    The rest of his rule change won't matter much because airlines presently require such athletic equipment to be checked, and they won't want to sacrifice the baggage fees, plus with planes full overhead space is already at a premium.

    So is Pissy doing the smart thing & rescinding his changes? Noopers, it's damned the torpedoes and full speed ahead with TSA's customary blind ineptitude ...

    ... which is just fine with me. The more people Pissy & Co. alienate, the sooner we'll be rid of this vermin.

    ABC News: TSA Head: No Plans to Rescind Agency's New Knives on Planes Policy

    Despite growing opposition from airlines and industry unions to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives on planes, the agency's head today said he is not backing down.

    But ...

    "I have to make sure that TSA's focus is on those things that are most destructive to the aircraft," TSA administrator John Pistole told ABC News. "It is not pocket knives. It is those non-metallic improvised explosive devices, the bombs that are very small. They are concealable and they are well designed."

    ... they just demononstrated at TSA's Center for Incompetence (EWR) that they can't catch those! :D
     
  2. If it's all about the small bombs now, then let's just add brass knuckles to the okay list. And nunchucks. And big sharp ice skates. It's all good, right? So long as it's not a small bomb.
     
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    And we have to check your vagina for that.:td:
     
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I never expected him to back down. It's not his style. "I'm right and you're wrong."

    With the emphasis now on explosives, I am more convinced than ever that the incident at EWR was just a stunt which will now lead to more extensive "enhanced" gropes.

    However, as you all have said, it's nice to now have so many different individuals/groups angry with him. The more the merrier.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Go, Pissy, go!

    Kearney Hub: TSA head: Knives on planes a solid plana

    The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers Thursday he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal. It’s unlikely in these days of hardened cockpit doors and other preventative measures that the small folding knives could be used by terrorists to take over a plane, TSA Administrator John Pistole told a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. On the other hand, searching for the knives on passengers or in their carry-on bags is time consuming, Pistole said. TSA screeners confiscate about 2,000 such knives every day, with each incident chewing up about two to three minutes, he said. “I think the decision is solid and it stands and we plan to move forward,” Pistole said.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Misguided editorial, but they can still dump Pissy ...

    Palisades Hudson: Keep The Knife Ban; Dump TSA’s Chief

    To err is human; to err when your decision affects the safety of thousands of travelers is deeply unfortunate. But to make such an error and refuse to correct it puts you in a club no one should want to join.
     
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Wall Street Pit: Keep The Knife Ban; Dump TSA’s Chief

    To err is human; to err when your decision affects the safety of thousands of travelers is deeply unfortunate. But to make such an error and refuse to correct it puts you in a club no one should want to join. The latest inductee is John Pistole ...
     
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm happy that Pissy is holding fast on this one. For starters I do want to carry my small pocket knife when I travel. Of course I have to hope TSA can train its employees well enough to know a new policy and we all know the likelyhood of that happening. But even better is how this isolates Pissy and his Perverts from just about everyone, friend and foe alike. It just can't get much better!
     
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I don't think I own a knife THAT small.
     
  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Now I get the green print! Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all!
     
  11. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    What all of those arguing against this relaxation of the knives/bats/golf clubs policy seem to miss is the ability of the pilot of a plane to throw an attacker off his feet before he could do a great deal of damage. They don't seem to be able to look beyond the ends of their noses.
     
  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    http://www.knivesplus.com/oldtimerknife-sc-108ot.html
    I carry one of these pretty much daily. Doesn't wear slacks pocket, doesn't print and gives me a handy cutting tool which is its purpose. Never meant or intended to be a weapon. I have a .45 if I want to reach out and touch someone.
     
  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Ah. Gerber Obsidian, here... With the XD(M) .40 for the other.
     
  14. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    This is the blade over my visor - http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerc...ld Steel® The Spike™ - Bowie/CS53BS.html

    I also have a trench knife for when things go pretty sideways, and a few swords lying around for when poo hits the fan or the zombie apocalypse kicks off. I have had a knife in my pocket since I was about 4 or 5... except when I go to work, which makes me feel somewhat unprepared for life, sadly.
     
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'd say "that's your choice," but obviously it isn't.
     
  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

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