A futures market to predict assasinations and terrorist attacks?


Announce a possible hijacking warning and cut in air marshall service on the same day?


Sure both were retracted relatively quickly, but how did these ideas make it so far as to be formally announced? In the case of the futures market, a web page had been established.

What are these people thinking?

I have heard some really strange things come out of congress, but even they recognized stupidity on this level.