Skip to comments.US bans printer cartridges from passenger planes
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.
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too bad they didn’t try to send a bomb over inside of that chinese drywall.
So stupid it’s funny.
Isn’t this ‘profiling’? /s
So if something is hidden in a piece of luggage next time, is that it for passenger air travel?
That's ok...I get mine at Staples any way.
too bad they didnt try to send a bomb over inside of that chinese drywall.
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!
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.
Can this Administration get any stupider? No, wait: let's not give them any encouragement...
(Did you seriously expect a wiser response from TSA/DHS?)
You’ve got to wonder why a government agency would go to such trouble to make itself look ridiculous.
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.
there you go
we’re safe now
Imagine ordering a printer toner cartridge and only getting one filled with PETN [Pentaerythritol tetranitrate].
“Profile Print Cartridges, Not Muslims.”
Hard to believe, isn’t it? ARGH!
Using this logic, shouldn’t they also ban underwear and shoes?
Sadly, these morons actually think this will help.
Ok instead of toner cartridges...
Habib, you need to buy a whole bunch of stuffed bears!
(On Thursday HLS bans stuffed bears.)
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.
They are really that literal? It’s as if they are completely incapable of abstract thought.
Why don’t they ban terrorists?
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.
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.
Color or Black or Both?
This is so stupid
If they did this to Grapefruits, Grapefruits would be banned from flying....
they need to ban BUTTS!!
**Qaeda ‘ass’assin-’Butt bomb’ tactic spooks anal-ysts**
Achmed wins yet another round.
Why is it again that we need Homeland Security?
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>
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.
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.
Yeah, especially since most cartridges are BLACK and they can't speak English.
Knee-jerk reaction.... ;o)
Time to start banning people from these places, including Pakistan, as well.
Banning muslims would be much easier and more effective.
So much for being a road-warrior....
When will laptops and cell phones be banned?
Can iPODS be far behind?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why don’t they just ban bombs and have done with it?
Why do we even entertain the notion of government? This is such idiocy, it’s not even funny.
Just like no more hijackings with box cutters.
Only if it is black cartridges.
It’s OK. Everyone know that 15.5 oz of PETN is completely ineffective for blowing up anything.
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