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    TSA Seeks Ban On International Packages Over 1lb.

    TSA Seeks Ban On International Packages Over 1lb.

    Via Doug Garrett comes word that the TSA requested that international carriers ban airmail packages headed to the U.S. which weigh over one pound.  Garrett links to this report in the Japan Times:

    Japan Post Services Co. said it will stop accepting airmail packages bound for the United States weighing 453 grams (1 pound) or more starting Wednesday because airlines will stop such delivery at the request of U.S. aviation authorities as part of antiterrorism measures.

    The postal services arm of Japan Post Holdings Co. handles 16 million letters and packages by air and sea to the U.S. annually, and “15 percent of that will be affected,” a Japan Post spokesman said. That means about 200,000 packages a month will be affected.

    The company said it will accept packages from senders that use a service enabling them to pay after delivery instead of beforehand, a service designated for regular customers, even if a package weighs 453 grams or more. The company will notify the public of any changes in the situation, the spokesman said.

    The Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. has informed air carriers of the 453-gram rule, and carriers notified Japan Post Services, the spokesman said. The rule applies not only to packages from Japan but from other countries.

    According to the report, Fedex, UPS and DHL do not plan to comply, yet.  James Fallows at The Atlantic has other links as well.

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    This is just brilliant. Let's ban packages from Japan, because we don't want to hurt Yemenis' feelings.

    I've met people at every level of TSA, from Directors on down. I've never met anyone that impressed me as competent. Have you?

    It'll be interesting to see just how long we let these pathetic farces–grope and X-ray stations, limits on mail from Japan, harrasing Granny at security, etc–continue before we, as a nation, accept that the only solution is the one that's been obvious all along: profiling individuals and nations.

    Lunacy. Napolitano should be fired for incompetence and DHS should to be dissolved altogether.

    Un-frickin'-believable!!! This is yet more proof that these clowns (The O Admin, Homeland Security/TSA, EPA, HHS, DoJ, etc.) are working on how to take down this country – on purpose!

    People fly packages ALL THE TIME to friends and family, not just using UPS/FED EX or other carriers. (I personally use the USPS – the non-commercial government service – because it is usually cheaper. I am sure that is the case for those overseas trying to send packages in to the US, too.)

    News to the brainless TSA: toner cartridges and cell phones often weigh in at less than 1 lb. these days, depending on what else is in with the pkg. Also, have you heard of multiple shipments? Send the "bomb" in one pkg – weighing about 1 lb., then send the "detonation device" in another pkg – also weighing about 1 lb. Still makes the plane explode, geniuses! Problem NOT solved by your liberty-stealing new policy. Remember – no matter what the One and the Admin says, these terrorists are SMART and have figured out how to game the system, to use our liberty against us, knowing our weaknesses and playing on them. Witness CAIR pushing for a waiver for Muslim women in burkhas to get a WAIVER – and Clown Napolitano is considering it!!! Truly lunatics running the asylum, folks!

    Killing our economy and country, one regulation at a time. Liberty is in peril more than ever with these dangerous, clueless lunatics.

    This is ridiculous! It's simply an attack on another branch of the American economy! Obama intends to destroy us at all costs in order to protect Muslims who actively want to kill us.


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