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US bans printer cartridges from passenger planes
BBC ^ | November 8, 2010 | BBC News

Posted on 11/08/2010 10:40:01 AM PST by Beaten Valve

The US has banned toner and ink cartridges from passenger aircraft in the wake of last month's bomb plot.

In addition, cargo flights from Somalia and Yemen are banned, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

High risk cargo will receive extra screening and parcels must be screened and certified to have come via an established shipper, she said.

The strictures come after bombs hidden in cartridges were intercepted on route from Yemen to the US in cargo planes.

The printer cartridge ban affects cartridges over 16 ounces.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airlines; ban; booksarekryptonite; cartridges; morons; security; tonercratridges; tsa
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But what about UPS & FedEx planes??
1 posted on 11/08/2010 10:40:09 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

too bad they didn’t try to send a bomb over inside of that chinese drywall.


2 posted on 11/08/2010 10:41:46 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (every bad idea once seemed good to someone.)
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To: Beaten Valve

So stupid it’s funny.


3 posted on 11/08/2010 10:41:54 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: Beaten Valve

Isn’t this ‘profiling’? /s


4 posted on 11/08/2010 10:42:42 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("Words that will live in infamy: 'This is not a time for ideological purity.'" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: Beaten Valve

So if something is hidden in a piece of luggage next time, is that it for passenger air travel?


5 posted on 11/08/2010 10:43:02 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Beaten Valve

How helpful.


6 posted on 11/08/2010 10:43:02 AM PST by mmercier (she moves in mysterious ways)
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To: Beaten Valve
So they'll find another box of similar size. About the only thing this will really affect is if Osama bin Laden has a warehouse full of used printer cartridges he can't get rid of now.
7 posted on 11/08/2010 10:43:18 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Dems' response to 11/2: Do not go gentle into that new day,Rage,rage against the coming of the dawn!)
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To: Drill Thrawl
US bans printer cartridges from passenger planes

That's ok...I get mine at Staples any way.

8 posted on 11/08/2010 10:43:26 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: the invisib1e hand

too bad they didn’t try to send a bomb over inside of that chinese drywall.


Or a bootleg CD


9 posted on 11/08/2010 10:44:31 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: Beaten Valve
In the mean time the terrorists will be thinking of other devices they can use to foil our "security".

Instead of banning all of these things why not focus on the real problem, like the very people that are trying to kill us. That would include those from Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

It would be much easier to ban those people and their so called products from EVER entering our country. End it!

10 posted on 11/08/2010 10:45:05 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Brilliant. Ok, so there will be toner cartridge bombs on planes. They will just find something else to make into a bomb...and when that gets banned they’ll find then something else...

I don’t know about you but I feel completely safe now.


11 posted on 11/08/2010 10:45:16 AM PST by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Beaten Valve
Profile Print Cartridges, Not Muslims.

Can this Administration get any stupider? No, wait: let's not give them any encouragement...

12 posted on 11/08/2010 10:45:16 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
So stupid it’s funny.

ha......ha......ha......

(Did you seriously expect a wiser response from TSA/DHS?)

13 posted on 11/08/2010 10:46:09 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 655 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Beaten Valve

You’ve got to wonder why a government agency would go to such trouble to make itself look ridiculous.


14 posted on 11/08/2010 10:46:53 AM PST by The Duke
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To: the invisib1e hand

So now they will have 15 ounce cartridges????

I’ll pay attention to Janet Nappy when she bans Muzzies from flying in our planes & keeps them from coming to the USA altogether.


15 posted on 11/08/2010 10:47:02 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Beaten Valve

there you go

we’re safe now

morons....


16 posted on 11/08/2010 10:48:01 AM PST by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Imagine ordering a printer toner cartridge and only getting one filled with PETN [Pentaerythritol tetranitrate].


17 posted on 11/08/2010 10:48:08 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: andy58-in-nh

“Profile Print Cartridges, Not Muslims.”

Hard to believe, isn’t it? ARGH!


18 posted on 11/08/2010 10:48:22 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Using this logic, shouldn’t they also ban underwear and shoes?


19 posted on 11/08/2010 10:49:15 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("Words that will live in infamy: 'This is not a time for ideological purity.'" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: The Duke
You’ve got to wonder why a government agency would go to such trouble to make itself look ridiculous.

Sadly, these morons actually think this will help.

20 posted on 11/08/2010 10:49:22 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: Beaten Valve

Ok instead of toner cartridges...

Habib, you need to buy a whole bunch of stuffed bears!

(On Thursday HLS bans stuffed bears.)


21 posted on 11/08/2010 10:49:53 AM PST by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: All
We are now in reactionary mode.

The place not to be, unless one desires disability.

Just hope some clever muzyturd does not find a way to stick an explosive suppository up a baby's bum and get it on an international passenger flight.

Then we will ban babies.

22 posted on 11/08/2010 10:50:16 AM PST by mmercier (you oughta know)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Using this logic, shouldn’t they also ban underwear and shoes?

Shhhhhh.

23 posted on 11/08/2010 10:51:19 AM PST by Cicero
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To: Beaten Valve

They are really that literal? It’s as if they are completely incapable of abstract thought.


24 posted on 11/08/2010 10:52:07 AM PST by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Why don’t they ban terrorists?


25 posted on 11/08/2010 10:53:02 AM PST by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: Beaten Valve

This is gubmint’s response?? To ban what didn’t work last time. How about all those other everyday devises that are being worked on by al kida’s ‘best and brightest.’

It is just a matter of time before airline passengers will be required to fly naked, take no luggage and submit to being bound into their seats.

Those charged with ‘protecting’ us do not yet see this fight as existential. We will not win on defense.


26 posted on 11/08/2010 10:53:23 AM PST by RobinOfKingston
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To: DariusBane; All

I hope all this banning will be another encouragement to recomence manufacturing a lot of stuff in this country. We’ll have to pay a little more, but the up side is less money spent on transport fuel costs, more jobs, etc. Of course, top managment may have to cut their overinflated salaries a bit in order to sell US manufactured products at competitive prices. Poor little rich guys.


27 posted on 11/08/2010 10:56:28 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Beaten Valve

Color or Black or Both?
This is so stupid

If they did this to Grapefruits, Grapefruits would be banned from flying....


28 posted on 11/08/2010 10:56:50 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Beaten Valve

they need to ban BUTTS!!

**Qaeda ‘ass’assin-’Butt bomb’ tactic spooks anal-ysts**

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/item_hKiF3TDJkgYItnBQkJXmTN


29 posted on 11/08/2010 10:56:52 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Achmed wins yet another round.


30 posted on 11/08/2010 10:57:03 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: toldyou
I have a recurring image of two al Qaeda leaders looking at each other with puzzled expressions and one saying to the other: "How did these infidels ever conquer anything?".
31 posted on 11/08/2010 10:57:43 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Why is it again that we need Homeland Security?


32 posted on 11/08/2010 10:58:55 AM PST by MichaelCorleone
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To: Beaten Valve

Unbelieveable I always take a toner cartridge with me everywhere I go. Never know when you’ll need a toner cartridge when you’re on vacation. < /sarcasm>


33 posted on 11/08/2010 10:59:28 AM PST by ReformedBeckite
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To: libertarian27

The Jihadis have WON.

How far away is an Ipad bomb?

And remember the Saudi jihadi, a “reformed” jihadi who almost killed a Saudi Intelligence minister? The bomb was stuffed up his keester. It went off too quickly.

The new Xray machines don’t go under the skin.

If we ever have a rectal bomber, what’re we gonna do then.


34 posted on 11/08/2010 11:00:41 AM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Right on.

You’d think they might want to ban explosives instead. And, for what it’s worth, continuing to allow cartridges on planes at least gives them a logical place to look for, and maybe even find, the explosives. But no...let’s give them the opportunity to hide them in a new place, probably one that nobody would ever expect.

This like the news a couple of years regarding the discovery of a tunnel from Tijuana to the US, used for the transport of both drugs and aliens.

On the dissemination of the story throughout the media, Senator Dianne Feinstein quickly proposed a law that would make such tunnels illegal.

And, by the way, just last week, another tunnel was discovered. Way to do, DiFi.


35 posted on 11/08/2010 11:00:59 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Isn’t this ‘profiling’?

Yeah, especially since most cartridges are BLACK and they can't speak English.

36 posted on 11/08/2010 11:01:33 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Knee-jerk reaction.... ;o)


37 posted on 11/08/2010 11:01:37 AM PST by traumer
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To: Beaten Valve
In addition, cargo flights from Somalia and Yemen are banned, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

Time to start banning people from these places, including Pakistan, as well.

38 posted on 11/08/2010 11:01:39 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Beaten Valve

Banning muslims would be much easier and more effective.


39 posted on 11/08/2010 11:02:16 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Beaten Valve
Well that's one way to bring the business back home.

So much for being a road-warrior....

When will laptops and cell phones be banned?

Can iPODS be far behind?

40 posted on 11/08/2010 11:02:29 AM PST by pointsal
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To: ridesthemiles
So now they will have 15 ounce cartridges????

Potato chip syndrome. For a while, a bag was 16 ounces. Now they are down to 13, I think. Time for printer folks to downsize to 15 ounces to hold onto the terrorist market.

41 posted on 11/08/2010 11:03:47 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Anyone with half a brain would know that we’ll never see another printer cartridge bomb.
However, the average liberal moron lacks even half a brain and that applies to Napolitano’s henchmen especially.


42 posted on 11/08/2010 11:05:44 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m waiting for someone to keister a bomb. A**holes will be banned from air travel and confiscated on sight at TSA checkpoints. Ninety percent of the TSA will confiscate itself, and the remainder will do their job and make our travel much more pleasant.


43 posted on 11/08/2010 11:06:38 AM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: Beaten Valve

All inkjet cartridges are under 16oz for most printers, except huge commercial plotters. That’s just silly.

But that’s the mentality of government. People getting killed by guns, na guns. People drinking too much soda, ban soda. One guy tries to light shoes on fire, take off shoes.

It would seem to me that better detection of explosives is in order. They can make plastique which can be molded to the body so the X Ray machines can’t detect it. A simple detonator can be built in-flight from a battery and a few small wires and parts which can easily be concealed in a laptop bag.

Bunch of idiots.


44 posted on 11/08/2010 11:10:15 AM PST by apoxonu
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To: ConservaTexan

My solution would be to have a bag of pork rinds out at the TSA Massage Parlor and Peep Shack and everyone would have to eat one to get on the plane.


45 posted on 11/08/2010 11:10:40 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Beaten Valve

Why don’t they just ban bombs and have done with it?


46 posted on 11/08/2010 11:11:55 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: riri

Why do we even entertain the notion of government? This is such idiocy, it’s not even funny.


47 posted on 11/08/2010 11:12:01 AM PST by riri
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To: BuffaloJack

Just like no more hijackings with box cutters.


48 posted on 11/08/2010 11:12:06 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Isn’t this ‘profiling’?

Only if it is black cartridges.

49 posted on 11/08/2010 11:12:35 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Beaten Valve

It’s OK. Everyone know that 15.5 oz of PETN is completely ineffective for blowing up anything.


50 posted on 11/08/2010 11:13:27 AM PST by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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