More things not to kill somebody over: dominoes. Especially on Christmas Eve. People, the Yahtzee killing was bad enough. Can't we all just get along?
We're "always trying to think ahead," said an official as to why the TSA issued a "Thermos alert" for the holidays. Seems the new theory is that a terrorist might try to hide a bomb inside something. And since the TSA is already alert to the risk of exploding chickens, I guess it has moved on to brainstorming about other things people could put things in, so it can look inside those things too.
Re: thinking ahead, the Washington Post reports that the TSA "spent about $30 million on devices that puffed air on travelers to 'sniff' them out for explosives residue," though tests showed they weren't reliable. "Those machines ended up in warehouses . . . abandoned as impractical." It's now spending $300 million on body scanners (which will cost $300 million a year to operate), though the GAO told Congress it is "unclear" whether they work. Thermos alert!
Q: How many pages of post-deposition corrections to your client's testimony is too many? A: Sixty-three. "[A]nyone can make an innocent misstatement or two," wrote the Eleventh Circuit. "But not 868 of them."