I read this on Yahoo this morning and I thought their site had gotten hacked. Then I thought I was reading The Onion (The funniest site on the Web.) But I think this might actually have been real.
Pentagon Abandons Terrorism Betting Plan
The Pentagon will abandon a plan to establish a futures market to help predict terrorist strikes, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said he spoke by phone with the program’s director, “and we mutually agreed that this thing should be stopped.” Warner announced the decision not long after Senate Democratic Leader Thomas Daschle took to the floor to denounce the program as “an incentive actually to commit acts of terrorism.”
Would Bush make this futures market available for me to invest MY social security money? This has got to be one of the most insane ideas I have ever heard of. I’m only blaming Bush because it’s under his watch. Plus I like blaming him for everything. I seriously hope he had nothing to do with this. I say we go back to the “Lock Box” idea. *lol* I’m waiting for your comments, Jen. And Jake too, if you feel like it. Why not the whole in-laws clan? Get in there, and start swinging, Marmie.