Former TSA chief backs 'knife' decision; suggests axes and machetes, too

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/06/travel/tsa-carry-on-hawley/index.html

    The former head of transportation security said Wednesday he supports a new policy allowing small knives on planes, but said it does not go far enough, and should include instruments such as "battle axes (and) machetes."

    Sharp objects can no longer bring down aircraft, former Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley told CNN, and the search for knives interferes with the search for objects that can harm aircraft.

    "In retrospect, I should have done the same thing," Hawley said of the rule, which allows passengers to board aircraft with certain small knives, as well as sports equipment such as ice hockey and lacrosse sticks.

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    Kip Hawley is an idiot ;)
     
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    :eek: Machetes !!!!! and axes !!!!
     
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    And bears, oh my!

    I don't really know much about Hawley, but it seems like he's constantly criticizing policies that he implemented and that he had the opportunity to remove later.
     
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    Am I the only one who thought that was an article from The Onion at first?
     
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    It certainly sounds like an Onion article. When i saw thread title I thought someone was having fun.... My mistake for giving them too much credit - and that bar is really, really low to begin with !
     

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