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  •  Since a properly training person (0+ / 0-)

    can kill with their bare hands, I guess the knife thing is not that big a deal.

    BUT, it still makes me nervous. We think differently than we used to, prior to 9/11, it seems to me. And much of that thinking is fear-based.

    I have enough background in enough areas to be able to come up with dozens of ways to kill people on a plane without a knife, but I still don't like the idea of knives on a plane. And I know it's a fear I didn't used to have.

    I must be dreaming...

    by murphy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 08:20:35 PM PST

    •  I'm not sure the average terrorist (0+ / 0-)

      is really that well trained. We're not dealing with Spetznaz commandos here.

      Mostly they're just willing to use violence to achieve their ends and not afraid of dying in the process.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 08:57:35 PM PST

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