Speak Directly into the Loonie, Sir

In what may well be the dumbest thing I’ve heard since “the Internets,” the CIA yesterday warned American defense workers that Canadian coinage had been compromised with transmitters.

‘Course, all our shoes have telephones in ’em, too. Isn’t that right, 96?

Why anyone would stick a transmitter in something that circulates with the speed of currency escapes logic; transmitting RFID would be more sensible placed into any of several other items; watch 1998’s Enemy of the State for some mundane (but actually conceivable) alternatives.