Rather than doing something meaningful with our taxpayers dollars, the Bush Junta has elected to spend them on this:
A scene from the airport of the future: A man’s pulse races as he walks through a checkpoint. His quickened heart rate and heavier breathing set off an alarm. A machine senses his skin temperature jumping. Screeners move in to question him…
[…O]n Thursday, the Homeland Security Department showed off an early version of physiological screeners that could spot terrorists. The department’s research division is years from using the machines in an airport or an office building — if they even work at all. But officials believe the idea could transform security by doing a bio scan to spot dangerous people.
Or spot someone who had to run halfway across the airport with a heavy carry-on to make his flight, or someone well aware that she’s about to risk her life flying onboard an aircraft that is part of the heavily-deregulated American flight industry’s fleet of poorly-maintained jets.
The Bush Junta never misses an opportunity to waste money — just like every other Republican administration this country has had since 1968.