One thing to note is how vulnerable the old X.25 networks are.
Of the total allegations filed, 90.8 percent were against TSA officers, while 4.8 percent were filed against managers or administrators. Of the areas of misconduct, “Attendance & Leave” sees the highest number of offenders, while “Failure to Follow Instructions,” “Screening & Security,” “Neglect of Duty,” and “Disruptive Behavior” round out the top five.
It also appears that the TSA has been reducing the sanctions it has been giving out for this bad behavior.
[T]he EPA doesn’t know exactly how its CAFE testing correlates with actual results, because it has never done a comprehensive study of real-world fuel economy. Nor does anyone else. The best available data comes from consumers who report it to the DOT—hardly a scientific sampling.
Other than that, everything is fine. Companies are forced to spend billions on this regulation, the costs of which they immediately pass on to consumers, all based on fantasy and a badly-written law. Gee, I’m sure glad we never tried this with healthcare!
The first 140 characters are free, so if Twitter were to charge, say, a hundredth of a cent per extra character, a 150-character tweet from a person with 1,000 followers would cost (10 x $.0001) x 1,000 = one thin dime. A good deal, right?
Now, let’s look at this in the real world. What if Donald Trump just absolutely had to post something 150 characters long? He has 9.83 million followers, so it would cost him a little more: (10 x $.0001) x 9,830,000 = $9,830. That’s a lot of money, but he’s rich and it might be worth it to him. Hillary Clinton has “only” 7.44 million followers, so the same tweet (not that the two would ever send out identical tweets) would cost her just $7,440. A bargain, right?
Paul says the plan "preserves the sanctity of the 140-character limit" while at the same time empowers users who are willing to pay for the privilege.
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.