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    I fly often and usually only with a carry-on. It stinks that I can't have even a small knife. I'm not going to pay $25 for a check in bag just to transport a $15 knife. Its bad enough getting screwed for the $3 bottle of water since I can't bring that either. Flying isn't fun anymore. Last time I had 3 infants around me and lots of stinky diapers!! Somehow the kids behaved fine...which is not the norm for infants. Dang air pressure hurts their ears.

    Hint for travelers. Want to avoid losing any luggage? Just check in a bag with a firearm. You'll get personalized service too. Make sure you read that correctly......check-in a bag with a firearm. You need to use the special needs check in at most airlines and often those lines are shorter. Make sure the gun is unloaded and in a lockable case. They'll personally walk you and the bag to an x-ray machine to verify the gun is unloaded. Take it from someone that's been screwed by the airlines.

    Enough of my flying rants.
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    we were flying from Costa Rica to Los Angeles when this boy about 9 plops himself down in the seats in front of us on his knees and leans over the seats and starts talking. 4 hours later I get out of my seat and walk up to his parents about 10 rows up and ask them if we actually have to listen to this child babble for the remainder of the flight. The mother brightly responds. "we have to listen to him all the time, surely you can tolerate him just a little longer? ". Well there you have 8it. Flying with fat people oozing into your seat or babysitting total strangers kids with diarrhea of the mouth. A terrorist wouldn't faze me at all.
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    @Medicinebow lol it's pricey but it beats going through security. I don't have to check my guns. I generally drive if its under a 1000 miles.
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    @CullenBaker I drove from Los Angeles to Tulsa Oklahoma when my sister was ill and I was no more inside the state line of Okieland by 10 miles when i get pulled over by the highway patrol. Said I crossed the center line which I did not and told him so and said "write the ticket, I'll fight it". He pulled me over for California Plates became quickly apparent. Wanted to know if I had drugs in the car. I said ":how likely is it that a over sixty year old white guy is doing drugs on Oklahoma highways with a California license plate?" He wanted to know if he could search my car. I said sure get a warrant and while you;re at it get the dogs too. I want to cost the state as much money as possible for you being a jerk. He actually asked "doesn't everyone in California do drugs?". I said that's like saying everyone in Oklahoma is a redneck. he said I had a bad attitude and I said he was being a jerk. So he sat there in his car and ran me nationwide and came up with nothing. About half an hour later he told me he was going to "give me a break although he was sure I probably had at least a roach in the vehicle" and I needed to watch my mouth and sent me on my way. No ticket.

    sometimes driving can be like dealing with the TSA. All hat, no cattle.
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    The TSA needs to go away, period. There are two things that prevent another 9/11 like attack, thorough checks of the crew, and locked cockpits. The rest is a bunch of BS to keep people scared and deny people their rights. If a terrorist wanted to attack an airport all they'd need to do is go in to the baggage claim and blow up a bomb in the most populated area. They'd kill just as many as anywhere else. The TSA is an expensive side show and the sooner people realize this the sooner we'll stop giving up our rights for some make believe notion of 'safety'.
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    @wonka45ACP What's the difference? 100 people here, 100 people there... the plane has no more inherent value than the baggage claim and airport.
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    @wonka45ACP Not sure what that has to do with anything. A person's life in baggage claim is worth the same as a person's life on a plane IMO.
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    @AceLuby
    Truthfully what needs to go away is all those people in a fired up rush, that disrespects the safety concerns of others. are you going to deny that its about anything other than that?
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    @DerivePI Stuffed lambs of 3 year olds in wheelchairs present a great danger. Especially after they been scanned and offer nothing but STUFFING. Can't give those back but knives? No problem. Bring em if you got em.
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    I never could figure it out why it takes a squad of people to move the plastic bins. There is always a line a do nothing TSA agents waiting for you to take you stuff from the bin and move back to the empty pile.
    There's really little difference between the wound a pocket knife can inflict or a ball point pen, a jab to the jugular will be fatal with either
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    Shampoo is a great danger....It'll get in your eyes....ouch! Ya know, with all that nudity talk, maybe we need to drop all the rules for flying except one....Everyone must fly naked. The meals suck, so seeing some on our plane will would stop us from eating that "junk" ("Look at that Jess, I can't eat after seeing that!"). Not many "hiding" places when your nude (even though some are BIG azzs! And. we'll never have to worry 'bout an underwear bomber (HMMM.....back to underwear....do I have a fetish.....LOL).
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    @stepped_in_it heh. You must have just got in from work and had a couple of beers. LOL As to flying naked you may recall my story about being wedged between whales . I think those two could have hid ak-47's, several of them, each, in rolls of fat. Never thought of that did you?
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    @Knightkore
    Maybe if those victims of flight 93 would of had weapons aboard, They may have been able to kill the Muslim Terrorists, Before they Killed all of them.
    Liberals are so willing to sell our freedoms for what they call safety.
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    If they start to relax on the rules they put inplace, didn't they waste all the money they have spent ? this is all because of the lack of patience in society, and the" this is my world you just live in it attitude"
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    more inept rules being implemented on the fly, without any due diligence. not sure how anyone has faith in the TSA at all.
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    So the terrorist hi-jacked planes with box cutters we have spent I forget how much on airport security and there's a long list of things that will get you kicked off a plane or out of an airport but the one thing they actually used to hijack planes with there gonna let on the plane lmfao lol
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    If obama was worth our trust he would have immediately FIRED Nappie for not even checking with the Flight Attendents Unions who are FURIOUS over this knike nonsense.
    But, that would be expecting too much from obama.
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    Now that pilots have a secure door between thenselves and the passengers, banning small knives is an empty gesture.

    Liquids could be binary explosives, so the continuing ban on them still makes sense.
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    I used to keep a small Swiss Army knife on my keychain, but after having it confiscated by the TSA in December 2001, I don't anymore. I would like to do so, since having the small knife, nail file, and teensy scissors often came in handy. Seriously, the TSA and their strange rules about what we can and cannot carry on board an aircraft do nothing to improve my comfort level and make me feel assured that they are protecting us from a determined terrorist. It's a way to create and maintain TSA jobs. You can't have a tiny little knife, but you can carry on a pair of great big pointy knitting needles? Logic, please.
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    Yeah right . the TSA wants to allow pocket knives so they can focus their attention on more important things like explosives? And any kind of valuable you may have in one of your suitcases.
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    It is surmised that on 9/11 the terrorists threatened the flight attendants with knives in order to obtain order over the passengers and crew (among other things). So, when this happens again, say your prayers for the flight attendant and do what needs to be done. "Lets roll"
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    We have locked cockpits now, so unless the pilot is in on it, this does nothing. With that being said, if the pilot is in on it all they would have to do is lock everyone out of the cockpit. These rules do nothing but give a false sense of security while constantly reminding everyone to be frightened.
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    Given the allowable size you really can't do much damage. On the other hand I am waiting for the Nutbar Rifle Association to announce a campaign to allow / insist every aircraft passenger carry a concealed weapon.
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