No More Flying With Toner

Posted on 08 Nov 2010 at 6:44pm

Homeland Security announced today that effective immediately you can no longer bring toner or ink cartridges weighing more than one pound onto your plane. Not that anybody was actually doing that.

The ban, announced today by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, also covers other cargo deemed high-risk. The changes follow the discovery of bombs concealed in ink cartridges on a U.S.-bound flight from the Middle East. The bombs, which contained PETN, are believed to be part of a Yemen-based plot. “These security measures reflect our commitment to using current intelligence to stay ahead of adversaries,” Napolitano said, according to Bloomberg.

What are they going to do when they find the first iPhone bomb?

Joe. My. God.

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