Warning: this is not satire--or is it?

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Tue Jul 29 12:42:59 MDT 2003


DOQ:

>  I recall hearing today on CNN that the idea has been scrapped.
>  Perhaps, I heard wrong

Pentagon Abandons Plan for Futures Market on Terror
By CARL HULSE


WASHINGTON, July 29 - The Pentagon office that proposed spying
electronically on Americans to monitor potential terrorists has
quickly abandoned an idea in which anonymous speculators would have
bet on forecasting terrorist attacks, assassinations and coups in an
online futures market.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/29/politics/29WIRE-PENT.html?hp





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