This article in the Post reads like a Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue with copy by some second-rate Orwell. It is full of expensive machines of questionable functionality that broadly share a capacity to break often and expensively. (Personally, I'm sticking to the hydrofoil water scooter, a bargain if I ever fucking saw one at a mere 500 bucks.) Our government is desperate to deploy ever more preposterous devices in order to prevent another 9/11 by detecting dangerous items that have nothing to do with the way 9/11 was carried out. Turns out that only required locks on cockpit doors, which means that we could have avoided the TSA and Homeland Security and the thousand perversions of this late, security-state, global-gulag America for the cost of a Lowe's gift card. Think on that, if you will.