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  •  It sucks but it sucks everywhere (1+ / 0-)
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    You're completely missing the point. A crazed, knife-wielding maniac can  slice their knife against the throat of someone sitting at a diner or at the gas station or at the movie theater where it's dark and spooky.

    There's nothing unique about these little blades in a plane vs anywhere else.


    [Terrorists] are a dime a dozen, they are all over the world and for every one we lock up there will be three to take his place. --Digby

    by rabel on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:44:12 AM PST

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    •  I'm not afraid. I'm practical. (1+ / 0-)
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      We already scan for all sorts of dangerous "carry ons."

      Why now say that knives are okay?  A plane is not like anything else. You need for people to feel very, very safe in a plane because you can't get out of it. Just one panicked passenger, even sans knife,  is a danger in a plane....because people have no place to go if that person starts swinging.

      One panicked person who's armed? That's not "someone can get hurt." That's "someone can get killed."

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:18:11 AM PST

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