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  1. #1 TSA Will Permit Knives, Golf Clubs on U.S. Planes 
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    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.

    The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest point, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, will take effect April 25.

    Pistole, the former No. 2 official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has stressed the use of intelligence and “risk- based” security during his tenure leading TSA. The agency is moving away from uniform procedures that apply to every passenger and toward efforts to perform background checks on passengers before they arrive at an airport.

    Overseas passengers will no longer have to check the qualifying knives as they pass through the U.S. The agency will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles, Pistole said. Box cutters, like those used by the Sept. 11 terrorists, and razor blades will still be banned.
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    But no hand cream allowed, and the TSA reserves the right to still fondle passengers before they get on the plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    But no hand cream allowed, and the TSA reserves the right to still fondle passengers before they get on the plane.
    A lot of people have come to rely on them for gynecological and proctology exams.


    also there are some that have no other means of any intimate contact.
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    They've never given me a problem about knitting needles. I think they know that knitters are only dangerous if faced with a long flight and NO ability to knit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    They've never given me a problem about knitting needles. I think they know that knitters are only dangerous if faced with a long flight and NO ability to knit.
    I learned to never laugh at the pattern or stitches when a woman is armed with them and you are fine.

    Also never sit on your mothers knitting project if she leaves it on the couch.
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    I wonder if guns made for action figures will be allowed back on airplanes.
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    They gave this story about pocket knives before. And then nabbed two from me the next week after they changed their mind and did not announce that part.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the 9/11 hijackers commandeer those planes using box cutters and pocket knives?
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    Whiffle ball bats? Who carries that?

    Golf clubs? Sure, but how on earth do they fit in the overhead compartment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Whiffle ball bats? Who carries that?

    Golf clubs? Sure, but how on earth do they fit in the overhead compartment?
    I did like this, I did it like that, I did it with a whiffle ball bat.
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