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  •  Not if I'm on board (7+ / 0-)

    And not with the vast majority of people in this country, women included. Go ahead, make that threat and the whole fucking plane is going to rush you and take your knife away and you'll be lucky if you get taken out of there on a stretcher with a pulse.

    The chances of any of us encountering a 2" knife-wielding crazy person on an airplane are exactly, precisely the same as they are walking into your local post office. Allowing small blades on planes doesn't change the statistics one tiny bit.

    Life isn't scary, allow it to go on around you without being frightened all the time.

    [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 Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:15:54 PM PST

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    •  "The whole plane is going to rush you." (2+ / 0-)
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      OMG.

      Do you people only fly first class? Or do you watch too damn many movies?

      In coach, the aisle is narrow, the seats are high, you have four inches of clearance for your knees. Exactly how is a "whole plane" worth of people going to "rush" one homicidal killer with a razor sharp knife to the throat of the passenger, say, sitting in the window seat?

      God, people! Grow up!

      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 07:20:28 AM PST

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      •  Good fucking lord (0+ / 0-)

        you're AFRAID of somebody with a fucking knife?

        Your end of the Constitution is sinking.

        by happymisanthropy on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:47:16 AM PST

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        •  Yeah, gee, I must be the worst coward in the (1+ / 0-)
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          world.

          To be afraid of something that could cut my throat, damage my internal organs, permanently disfigure me, etc. etc etc.

          I'm assuming that your comment is snark. Because adults aren't supposed to think that "yippie kai yeah" movies are in any way related to real life.

          Please don't tell me I'm wrong.

          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 02:42:51 PM PST

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