A similar thing happened in Operation Millenium in 2002. The US commander, General van Riper, in charge of the "red" team (i.e. middle-eastern nation, i.e. Iran) opted to use non tradiational attacks. In effect he launched every available missle on day one at the "blue" fliceet, overwhelming US missle defense systems, and then proceeded to use skifs and speed boats in suicide attacks to avoid any head on engagements. The "blue" team was overwhelemed on the first day and on the second day US command ordered the war game restarted, with much more tight contraints on egagement and tactics. In effect, General van Riper showed that the US was not ready to engage in asymetric warfare in the middle east, and rather than conceding that, they changed and "rigged" the game to show that the US would achieve an easy an descive vicoty. General van Riper resigned in the middle of the game in protest.
As some one who has preregistered for Google Fiber, I'm curious as to why they just upped my internet connection speed at no cost if they don't feel that consumers want faster internet. And yes, I do pay for TWCs top tier internet service.
One big factor in my decision to switch is Google's offer of 1 TB cloud storage, which TWC can't match. Comparable cost for both services, but I get (much) faster internet and free backup and storage, plus Google's throwing in a Nexus 7 tablet made the decision easy for me.
The private screeners in Kansas City work great. Having an airport with only TSA oversight rather than TSA agents really makes the whole security screening process much nicer than at any other airport I travel to, and I fly out of Kansas City about once a month. There's plenty of things I don't like about the MCI airport, but the screening process isn't one of them.
I'm generally opposed to privatizing government services, but from my experience, private security screening works way, way better than the mess that is TSA.
Five years ago I would have thought maybe TSA was salvagable, but these days, just let it go man... it's beyond repair.