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hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 21, 2011 06:54PM
The Transportation Security Administration is implementing new security measures including a prohibition of the transportation on board domestic or international flights to or from the U.S. of printer or toner cartridges weighing 16 ounces or more. Accordingly, effective Monday, November 8, 2010, passengers are prohibited from transporting these items in either carry-on or checked baggage.



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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: August 21, 2011 06:57PM
How often do you take a 16 oz toner cartridge on a trip?



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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 21, 2011 06:57PM
The war on water is now extended to our arch enemy, ink.
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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: August 21, 2011 07:06PM
I can't explain it, but here's a link

[www.dailymail.co.uk]



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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 21, 2011 07:07PM
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DaviDC.
How often do you take a 16 oz toner cartridge on a trip?

from OP "printer or toner cartridges weighing 16 ounces or more."

maybe he has a portable printer?
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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 21, 2011 07:08PM
toner = black powder
black powder = black powder

too much wasted time/energy to determine the difference.
money saved will reduce national debt.


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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 21, 2011 07:11PM
Because TSA is reactionary and takes "feel good" measures. If they would only spend the money on sniffer devices, they could easily detect explosives and other questionable chemicals. Combine it with x-ray machines for luggage and metal detectors for passengers would handle the rest.
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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 21, 2011 07:18PM
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DaviDC.
How often do you take a 16 oz toner cartridge on a trip?

there are many things i infrequently take on flights but only a small subset is specifically banned. (you know, like family size toothpaste tubes)



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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 21, 2011 07:27PM
My mistake, it's toner that we battle, not ink. I guess that means I can't take my LaserWriter 16/600 as carryon any more.
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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: Dubya
Date: August 21, 2011 07:32PM
I'm sure it has to do with that incident where they found Al Quada trying to ship bombs housed in toner cartridges via UPS and Fed Ex from Yemen.

Doesn't anyone else remember this?
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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 21, 2011 07:38PM
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Dubya
I'm sure it has to do with that incident where they found Al Quada trying to ship bombs housed in toner cartridges via UPS and Fed Ex from Yemen.

Doesn't anyone else remember this?

That was the first thing I thought of.



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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: August 21, 2011 07:40PM
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Dubya
I'm sure it has to do with that incident where they found Al Quada trying to ship bombs housed in toner cartridges via UPS and Fed Ex from Yemen.

Doesn't anyone else remember this?

See my link above



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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: vicrock
Date: August 21, 2011 07:56PM
To make Mr. and Mrs. "Neverfly" feel safe.
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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: Black
Date: August 21, 2011 07:56PM
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lafinfil
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Dubya
I'm sure it has to do with that incident where they found Al Quada trying to ship bombs housed in toner cartridges via UPS and Fed Ex from Yemen.

Doesn't anyone else remember this?

See my link above

What does that thing do?




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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: Black
Date: August 21, 2011 07:57PM
How strange. Why would they do this?
Isn't this supposed to be the "information age?"
You'd think there would be an explanation available somewhere.




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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: August 21, 2011 11:09PM
It is not about security. It is about security theater.
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Re: hm, can anyone explain this TSA regulation?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 22, 2011 07:40AM
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wickedsteve
It is not about security. It is about security theater.

Exactly. Except, now we're going to need healthcare reform as the use of backscatter scanners is going to radiate frequent fliers. It's the only radiation device I've seen with no calibration or inspection stickers. Just glad that I'm done having children.
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