I guess I have two points, congress on the TSA or FAA controls the budget so removal of federal funding would probably be unlikely.
My contention is that if the FAA did remove permission to fly to or over Texas it would be so unpopular heads would roll (figuratively speaking). I would also argue there is at least one person in the administration that would recognize just how bad of an idea it is or at least know someone who does.
I'll also wager that the law wouldn't be used to target employees themselves since most of those TSA employees affected by the law would likely be residing in Texas as well.
So when Google filed an antitrust complaint over Microsoft shipping IE7 with Live/Bing as the default search engine was Google in the point of it's life span where "it is legislating, and suing to destroy all it competitors due to decreasing market share"?
I'm not defending Microsoft by anymeans, just pointing out that it's not just them. Unfortunately it's safer to exploit the legal system and governments to keep competitors at bay than be principled.
I don't have a link but I recently read a couple of news articles that pointed out that the TSA was failing it's own tests (i.e. people sent explicitly to get caught with weapons were not noticed at all).
So... I think it's safe to assume it's not very effective
I can agree to an extent about not reading every line of a bill but in my experience a cell phone bill is not something that changes that frequently (maybe I'm the odd one in that respect) and a ten dollar change is rather large change in the total.
Credit cards bills I can see missing things is easier (though a lot of people would be a lot better off if they paid attention to their money)
I had one of these show up on my bill and I reported it and had it removed before my payment was due for that month. Sprint was very helpful removing the charge and blocking future charges from that specific "service".
Sounds like this Hamid guy could have saved a bunch of money if he paid attention to his bill. A $10 increase is something that should be fairly noticable if you are paying attention.
That said I'd certainly like to have the option block any third party from billing me through my cell phone.
Usually you can see the sequential number of at least one ticket for that pack. Depending on the how the dispenser is set up this is either the next to be sold or has one or two to be sold before it.
Knowing this you can have a general idea where in the sequence of that pack. When I worked at a convenience store in high school the more frequent players would pick up on patterns and wouldn't buy cards in certain ranges. I'm pretty sure these players weren't using math to determine this (cause they could easily do the math and realize they were spending more then they were winning) but rather by noticing trends.
As for the original article, I can't imagine anyone would accept the return of lottery tickets after a sale especially out of order.
Perhaps this is a good example for the need for at least some level of Tort Reform so, for example, the NFL could endorse a safer helmet without fear of lawsuit (unless they were to claim it would eliminate concussions and it doesn't).