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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  December 28, 2007 ---------

Plea to implant micro-chip tracking tags on Alzheimer's patients

Elderly people suffering from Alzheimer's should be electronically tagged and tracked by satellite, a UK charity has said.

The Alzheimer's Society is to propose the measure, adding that the devices should be used only with a patient's consent.

Early tests of tagging systems have given mixed results with some elderly people welcoming the fact they have more freedom while others felt that it was intrusive.

Malcolm Wicks, the science minister, was criticized earlier this year for calling for tagging for those with dementia, saying it would bring some security and independence to a frail group of people.

The Last Days Signs - The End Times - Are Upon The Earth!

 

Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  December 24, 2007 ---------

FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics

The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world's largest computer database of peoples' physical characteristics, a project that would give the government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States and abroad.

Digital images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns are already flowing into FBI systems in a climate-controlled, secure basement here.

Next month, the FBI intends to award a 10-year contract that would significantly expand the amount and kinds of biometric information it receives

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  December 21, 2007 ---------

***WATCHMAN... CHIPPING ASIDE this is a very DANGEROUS way to produce MEAT for human consumption and it is NOT PROVEN OK FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION - I for one do not want to eat CLONED MEAT...

Producers Favor Tracking Cloned Animals With Implanted Micro-Chips

With the government set to allow food from cloned animals onto the market _ and consumers not yet convinced it's safe _ meat and dairy producers are promoting an industry-led system to track cloned livestock.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to give final go-ahead for the sale of cloned meat and milk before the end of the year. Food producers have agreed not to sell those products under a voluntary moratorium, though the FDA has said cloned animals are scientifically identical to their natural counterparts.

But that conclusion hasn't convinced shoppers or meat and dairy producers who fear anxiety about cloned products could dampen sales. Dallas-based Dean Foods Co., which owns the Land O'Lakes and Horizon Organic brands, already said it will not sell milk from cloned cows. And a spokeswoman for meat producer Hormel Foods Corp. said Wednesday it has no plans to sell meat from cloned animals.

A September 2006 poll by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology found that 64 percent of Americans were uncomfortable with animal cloning. And research by the International Dairy Foods Association estimated the $20 billion dairy market could fall 15 percent if cloned milk is introduced.

In a move to head-off such a backlash, milk producers joined their peers in the meat and grocery industries to endorse a system to identify cloned animals.

***WATCHMAN... Just another excuse towards the MARK OF THE WORLD BEAST SYSTEM...

"Obviously, there are some public concerns about allowing milk from cloned cattle into the supply chain, and that's why we're supporting the tracking of these animals," said Chris Galen, Vice President for the National Milk Producers Federation.

Under the plan, Viagen Inc. and Trans Ova Genetics the two primary U.S. cloning companies will implamt an electronic micro-chip identification tag into each cloned cow or pig sold.

Buyers must make a financial deposit with the cloning company which will only be returned after they verify the death or sale of the animal to a food producer. These customers must sign a pledge to market the animal as a clone.

***WATCHMAN... MONEY BACK will drive this EXCUSE FORWARD...

The high cost of cloning means the vast majority of animals will never make it directly to the table, said Trans Ova Genetics President David Faber.

***WATCHMAN... LIE! Why do it then? It is a PROFIT DRIVEN industry...

After making a $10,000 to $20,000 investment on one of these animals, it doesn't make economic sense to put them into the food supply, Faber said. "The farmers and producers who use this technology are mainly interested in capturing genetic value to produce higher quality animals," he said.

***WATCHMAN... From which the DANGEROUS GENES will be transmitted to the OFFSPRING that WILL BE EATEN... (PS: I AM A FORMER GENETICIST)

Trans Ova and Viagen have already produced more than 650 cloned animals for U.S. breeders, including copies of prize-winning cows and rodeo bulls. The companies said they don't expect to produce more than a few hundred cloned animals per year in the near future.

One thing the companies won't be able to do is identify the offspring of cloned animals. As Viagen President Mark Walton explained, "the database won't track cloned offspring because they are not clones. They are the same as every other animal ever produced from two parents."

***WATCHMAN... AGAIN NO NO NO -- LIE! The DANGEROUS GENES will be transmitted to the OFFSPRING that WILL BE EATEN that will be in fact MIRROR CLONES... (PS: I AM A FORMER GENETICIST)

The plan received the backing from trade groups representing meat producers like Tyson Foods Inc. and food processors like Procter & Gamble Co.

However, the initiative did little to quiet complaints from consumer advocates and lawmakers who say the American public is not prepared for clone encounters in their local grocery store.

"It is much too soon for this controversial technology to be unleashed in the marketplace, especially without requiring it to be labeled," said Wenonah Hauter, director of Food & Water Watch.

The FDA requires labeling of ingredients and additives that alter the nutritional content of foods. Since cloned animals are indistinguishable from naturally produced animals, the agency is not expected to require that they be labeled, though companies may decide to voluntarily label their products.

Lawmakers also pressed the FDA to delay lifting the moratorium on cloned foods until more studies are complete.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., added last-minute language to the government appropriations bill Tuesday directing the FDA to study the economic and trade impact of allowing cloned products on the market.

While the legislation does not explicitly bar the FDA from publishing the final assessment, it could pressure the agency to delay its release.

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  December 18, 2007 ---------

First medicine, now sports considers the chip - Manchester United looking at chipping players

Manchester United stars could be fitted with a tiny microchip to help Sir Alex Ferguson track their movements on the pitch.

A chip the size of a grain of rice could be embedded just under the skin of stars including Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville.

Satellites would track its exact position so that United's training staff can pinpoint players' movements during a match or training.

United bosses today confirmed the technology was being considered although no decision had been taken.

But they rubbished reports of a revolt by players who are concerned they could be tracked off the pitch shopping or nightclubbing.

It is believed the technology has been used in South America, where footballers have been kidnapped.

It has also been considered by the medical profession in the United States so doctors can access information if a patient is unconscious.

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  November 29, 2007 ---------

RFID and National ID as Electronic Stalking

The RFID Chip is for that same purpose. Order.

You can call it fighting crime, you can call it tracking and you can call it Order, but it's all the same: Control.

And Control by knowing things about you is the foe of Liberty, because it subjects innocent everyday behavior to scrutiny, and this leads to mistake, abuse and retaliation

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Tracking Micro-Chip scheme 'treats kids like cars'

The leader of a parent teacher group yesterday hit out at a school's scheme to track pupils using chips embroidered into uniform jumpers with smart threads.

The chips, recording information including identity and behavior details, have been tested with 19 students at Hungerhill high school in Doncaster and Doncaster Education City, a 14-19 education partnership, will begin a trial of the chips next week with 36 autistic pupils.

According to the Times Educational Supplement, the pupils will be scanned first at college and then again to see if they have arrived safely at a leisure center.

The chips' makers, Darnbro, plan to make the system available across the country.

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  November 16-18, 2007 ---------

Chipping People: implanting advanced microchips in humans

Technology has advanced to the point where it is technologically feasible to implant advanced microchips in humans

PRO'S AND CONS...

PRO'S...

• Cheap implantable devices and quick, low-cost implantation have made chipping easy and affordable. It takes about 20 minutes, and doesn’t require stitches.

• Chip tracking and scanning is reliable, thanks to wireless, GPS, and RFID scanning networks.

• Parents are increasingly looking to technology to provide child safety solutions. In fact, 75% of parents in the UK say they would buy a child tracking device.

CON'S...

• The idea of implanting a chip with tracking functions in the body tends to evoke strong feelings—especially considering that RFID implants are considered highly vulnerable to hacking, and the long-term health effects are unknown.

• Privacy advocates warn that human chipping would let “Big Brother” run rampant.

• Consumer and legislative moves to restrict the use of human RFID implants are already in motion, and several states already have laws prohibiting implantation of chips.

***WATCHMAN... The most relevant "CON" is found in Holy scripture...

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  November 12, 2007 ---------

Test Marketing the Mark of the Beast

Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) received patent rights to Digital Angel technology on December 10, 1999.

What set Digital Angel apart from the competition was the innovative design--a miniature digital transceiver specifically created for human implantation.

Recent acts of terrorism have many calling for mandatory implementation of the implantable technology.

***WATCHMAN... Hmmmmmm maybe, just maybe, the is another sinister motive to terrorism - HUGH?!?!...

According to information released last year the implantable transceiver "sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) technology.

The transceiver's power supply and actuation system are unlike anything ever created.

When implanted within a body, the device is powered electromechanically through the movement

of muscles, and it can be activated either by the 'wearer' or by the monitoring facility."

***WATCHMAN... I said years ago that they were miniaturizing GPS to fit in the CHIP - NOW DO YOU BELIEVE ME? - IS IT THE MARK? It surely is one step closer!!!...

"We've changed out thinking since September 11," a company Digital Angel spokesman said, "Now there's more of a need to monitor evil activities."

Other manufacturers of sub-skin implants have quietly field-tested similar devices over the past few years.

The London Times reported in October 1998, "Film stars and the children of millionaires are among 45 people, including several Britons, who have been fitted with the chips (called the Sky Eye) in secret tests."

With domineering decree the Antichrist will facilitate the one-world government, universal religion, and globally monitored socialism.

Those who refuse his New World Order will inevitably be imprisoned or destroyed, until at last he exalts himself "above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God"

2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

The Antichrist's widespread power will be derived at the expense of individual human liberties. He will force "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [666]" (Rev. 13:16-18).

Makers of implantable microchips claim the procedure will be voluntary at first. But a report written by Elaine M. Ramish for the Franklin Pierce Law Center says:

"A [mandatory] national identification system via microchip implants could be achieved in two stages: Upon introduction as a voluntary system, the microchip implantation will appear to be palatable. After there is a familiarity with the procedure and a knowledge of its benefits, implantation would be mandatory."

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U.K. Kids Get RFID Chips In School Uniforms

Ten schoolchildren in the United Kingdom are being tracked by RFID chips in their school uniforms as part of a pilot program.

If the program proves successful as a way to hasten registration, simplify data entry for the school's behavioral reporting system, and ensure attendance, Trevor Darnborough, whose company, Darnbro, filed for a patent on securing RFID tags to clothing, hopes other schools will be interested.

The chipped children are enrolled at Hungerhill School in Edenthorpe, England, a secondary school for ages 11 to 16.

David Clouter, a parent and founder of Leave Them Kids Alone, a children's advocacy group, condemned the plan.

"With pupils being fingerprinted and now this it seems we are treating children in a way that we have traditionally treated criminals," he said.

"The system is not intrusive to the pupil in the slightest," Hungerhill teacher Graham Wakeling said.

He also said that all the patents of the children in the trial supported the tracking effort.

Video surveillance is already commonplace in the United Kingdom, and a growing number of schoolchildren are fingerprinted for administrative and security reasons.

Since 2001, nearly 6,000 pupils have been fingerprinted in the United Kingdom, the Daily Mail reported earlier this month, with 20 new schools embracing the practice every week.

*****In a blog post about the report, security expert Bruce Schneier quipped, "So now it's easy to cut class; just ask someone to carry your shirt around the building while you're elsewhere."

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  November 6, 2007 ---------

Car sharing service Go Get prepares to implant member with microchip

Patrick Franklin is sick of losing his car keys. The solution? Implant a car-unlocking microchip under his skin. "If they get the technology going, I'm there," the landscape architect said yesterday.

The car sharing service Go Get has ordered a microchip to implant into Mr. Franklin, making him a lifetime member of the group.

Mr. Franklin says his enthusiasm to become Australia's first micro chipped human is fuelled by a commitment to a life without owning a car.

Under their old system, Go Get members would book a car online, pick up a key from a box attached to a telegraph pole and walk to where the nearest Go Get car was parked.

After Mr. Franklin is micro chipped, he will simply swipe a finger or an arm over the car to unlock it and drive off.

"Personally, the idea of getting a chip in my arm makes me squeamish; I squirm when I see piercing," said Go Get's founder, Bruce Jeffreys.

"But when we started talking about it, surprisingly there are a lot of members that want to take it up."

Mr. Jeffreys has contacted a US company, VeriChip, which manufactures implantable radio frequency identification data chips, similar those embedded in many workplace entry swipe cards.

"We're trialling with Patrick and then we want to make it available to all Go Get members.

The whole idea is about making cars a lot more convenient and in doing that discouraging car ownership, which is clogging up our cities," Mr. Jeffreys said.

Microchips Australia, which manufactures chips for animals, says it's safe to embed chips in humans but wonders if it's ethically sound.

"To me, it's crossing the privacy boundaries," said Dr Rick Walduck, the company's general manager.

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Disturbing Poll: One in Ten OK with Net Access Brain Implant

Here is a disturbing thought, 11 percent of Americans say they would be willing to safely implant a device that enabled them to use their mind to access the Internet, according to poll released yesterday by Zogby International and 463 Communications.

If that creeps you out, the poll results get weirder.

The study also reveals 1 in 4 Americans say that the Internet can serve as a substitute for a significant other for some period of time.

The Zogby/463 poll of 9743 Americans examined people's attitudes about the Internet.

The results just make me want to cut back on how much I sit in front of this computer.

Other troubling poll results reveal 1 in 5 respondents said they would be willing to have a chip implanted in a child 13 or younger so they can track them.

Ten percent said the Internet made them closer to God.

On the other hand, 6 percent said it made them more distant from God.

More than one in four Americans has a social networking profile on sites such as MySpace or Facebook.

Seventy-eight percent of 18-24 year-olds report having a social networking profile.

Over half of Americans think that Internet content such as video should be controlled in some way by the government.

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  October ??, 2007 ---------

This is an email from one of our website visitors...BroJ

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I've been reading your site and appreciate all that you are doing for God's Kingdom. The warnings are much needed. However, you've only scratched the surface of the link between microchips and the Mark of the Beast. Here's why...

These microchips can be removed. The Bible clearly teaches that people who take the Mark can never reverse it. It also says that people will not be able to die. They will run to the mountains and cry "fall on us" because they want to die, but they won't be able to. Microchips do not produce these effects. But there is a soon-to-be-released technology that does. And, as you may guess, the technology of the microchips, the internet, bar codes, social security cards, and all other databases are linked to it because these things have been used to create a familiarity with technology that will make people comfortable with it.

What is it? It is nanotechnology. Nanotechnology uses tiny robots to manipulate genetic codes from inside the body via programming that occurs outside the body. Doing this will allow scientists to make old people turn young again by manipulating aging genes or perhaps destroying them and replacing them with young genes. It will allow scientists to cure diseases by manipulating genes that cause disease. Most importantly, because scientists will be able to manipulate genes so effectively, humans can look forward to a kind of immortality where they can live many times longer, perhaps indefinitely, by having this technology in them. I call this "Satan's counterfeit immortality".

The problem with this technology is that once these robots, this nanotechnology, is in your body, it can never be removed or reversed as is taught about the Mark of the Beast in Revelations. Scientists will literally have control of your body. Governments control scientists. They will be able to control not only people's bodies, but their minds.

This technology could be used to create an economic class of slaves who never will have opportunity to rebel or to receive salvation. Release from this will be only for damnation in the Lake of Fire. Yet, the lure of perfect health without any signs of aging along with the promise of never dying will plunge many souls to their eternal death.

Just thought you ought to know. These microchips are a ruse being used to make people think that putting technology and foreign objects in their bodies does no harm.

K. Rogers

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Dear K. Rogers,

Thank you for your appreciation of the many hours involved in SIGNS MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL.

If I have given the impression that the RFID CHIP is definitely the MARK OF THE BEAST it was not meant that way. I have said many times that "it could be" as also the nano technology "could be."

I have posted some nano reports by not on the GETTING CHIPPED page.

Is there a scripture verse that specifically says that the MARK 666 will be irremovable?

Scripture does specifically state the two exact positions on the body that the TRUE MARK will be placed.

I am not personally sure that nano fits this placement but the RFID Chip does! Again let me emphasize that though it "looks like a possibility" the real MARK may be yet to come!

I agree the RFID chip could be a "ruse" however if they add GPS capabilities... Hmmmmmmm...

Blessings... Brother Johnson

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  October 17, 2007 ---------

Implanting Citizens With Verichips – The Taking of Free Will

In October, 2004, the FDA approved an implantable microchip for use in humans. A tiny subcutaneous RFID tag, now made by several American companies like Applied Digital Solutions, VeriChip, and Digital Angel are mass-producing RFID chips and stocking chip warehouses and implantation centers. Upper level governmental officials are getting “chipped” to demonstrate public acceptance of the technology, and they are very quick to highlight the humanitarian uses of tracking devices in humans.

Children and pets should be chipped in case they get lost. Chipping children will help to locate kidnapped kids. Chipping senior citizens gives hospitals immediate access to their medical records. Many millionaires and their children are chipping themselves for security reasons.

Large herds of cattle and sheep are implanted to assist ranchers and farmers with efficient tracking. Security, medical and emergency applications seem to be call of the corporations and their government backers when it comes to the new branding technologies, but for American citizens it is, first and foremost, an outrage, unthinkable, immoral, and for many it is demonic.

RFID technology is everywhere. It’s in the cars that we drive, in the products sold at Wal-Mart, in our cell phones, and in many other applications, but the Digital Angel Chip takes implementation technology to a whole new level of abuse.

Digital Angel combined advanced biosensor technology and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications that are linked to Global Positioning Systems. The chip, utilizing advanced biosensor capabilities, can monitor body functions and transmit that data anywhere in the world while giving out accurate location information to a ground station or monitoring facility.

If that is not the death of privacy, what is? If corporations can monitor our body functions and our locations, twenty-four hours a day and year after year, then what is privacy?

Now let’s add to the Verichips the other biometric technologies which identify humans by unique biological or physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, retina characteristics, and face recognition points - all this multi-billion dollar technology to safeguard millionaires, to track lost children and pets, to track child molesters, and to help seniors? If you believe that, then I’ve got some wetland to sell you in a Biosphere Reserve…

Always remember this – RFID technology was created and tested prior to 9-11, and 9-11 has been the primary excuse for human tracking. And laughingly, so has illegal immigration, which clearly is not illegal as our borders are to remain open.

It is time for all American citizens to stop with the naivety. It is time to recognize a government that is deviously linked to and in bed with corporations who intend to rule over all human beings. And please remember that social security cards were never meant to be mandatory.

Nor were driver’s licenses or bankcards, but try getting by one day without them. Banking is slated to become a totally RFID operation with chips implanted into the hands of those with bank accounts.

Try getting by without a bank account when you send your bill payments to account centers across the country.

And also keep in mind that the U.S. postal service is also in the process of RFID Smart-Mail tracking.

The writing is on the wall – again – and the writing clearly states that our government does not serve the well being of its citizens, but rather the intentions of corporations, databases, and law enforcement.

Equally, our schools have partnered with RFID corporations as many school children now wear mandatory RFID tags in schools. Remember that schools are government institutions, so requiring students to wear tracking devices is a governmental mandate.

Will this technology be mandated for right our right to drive? For our right to buy and sell?

For our right to receive medical treatment? For our right to travel? For our Right to buy gasoline? Take a wild guess.

And gun owners – heads up! On April 13, 2004, Applied Digital Solutions announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, VeriChip Corporation, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FN Manufacturing, a leading gun manufacturer, to develop a first in the world of firearms.

Their objective is an integrated” User Authorization System” for firearms using VeriChip RFID technology. You shall be chipped in order to keep and bear. You had to know that was coming considering the 30-year, non-stop efforts to deny you of your 2nd Amendment rights.

(A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.)

Little known is also the global aspect of RFID chipping technology and efforts. Mexico is on a mission to chip all children due to a high rate of kidnappings.

Subdermal personal verification technology is being used in Russia, Switzerland, China, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, Argentine, Canada, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, England, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Africa, South Korea, on and on and on.

RFID and chipping industries include banks, gas stations, hospitals, social security numbers and drivers’ licenses, passports, schools, military including our soldiers and our enemies, automobiles, telephones and cell phones, televisions, computer systems, prisons, schools, pre-schools, government, all work places and corporations, bars, restaurants, country clubs and other private clubs – or, in other words, it’s everywhere, but like all the other global infrastructures that were slid beneath us by our government and its corporations, RFID technology and human chipping is mostly blacked-out via media so that we do not know their truth and the horrible extent of that truth.

I beg of you, my dear American people, do not spend one more day ignoring what you know to be true. America is being conquered from within, as so many have said would, in fact, occur.

Can you not see that there is a mad rush to implement the final structures necessary to

recreate America, our beliefs and values, our Constitutional Rights, and to take every ounce of our privacy?

Connect all the dots you see in America – all the changes and daily dismissal of our voting rights under Memorandums of Understanding, NGOs, stake holding groups, councils, and other consensus operations.

Besides our lives, perhaps the most important gift from our Maker is the gift of free will, for without it we are unable to pass life’s tests. Without free will, we are nothing more than robotic creatures that must respond as mandated by enslavers and their technologies.

If we become implanted people, we are enslaved people – mind, body, and soul. You cannot take free will from people and call it progress, science, or protection. You can only call it anti-God, which is, of course, the ultimate goal.

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Big Brother and The Mark Of The Beast

VeriChip Corporation Adds More Than 200 Hospitals to Its VeriMed Patient Identification and Tracking System at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference, Far Surpassing Last Year's Enrollment*

Over 900 Hospitals Are Now Registered in the VeriMed System and More Than 200 Hospitals Are Protocol-Adopted, Already Exceeding 2007 Full-Year Stated Guidance

-VeriChip Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: CHIP - News), a provider of RFID systems for

healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today that more than 200 new healthcare facilities registered in the VeriMed(TM) Patient Identification System at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 38th Annual Scientific Assembly.

This brings the total number of hospitals that are registered in the VeriMed system to over 900.

Additionally, the Company now has more than 200 protocol-adopted hospitals in its network, thereby surpassing its full-year stated goal of 800 hospital registrations and 200 protocol adoptions.

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  October 15, 2007 ---------

Aeris's extensive ***North American*** footprint

Aeris Communications And GPSPursuit Enable Unique People Tracking Solutions

Aeris and GPSPursuit together announce that the companies provide innovative tracking and monitoring solutions for enterprises, packages, people, vehicles and other valuable assets. Aeris's network enables GPSPursuit's GPS Tracking Units to deliver tracking and monitoring

services to commercial fleets, providing fleet managers with on-the-fly dispatching and the ability to monitor vehicles to increase efficiency and decrease operation costs. The GPS Tracking Units are also used as personal tracking devices for Alzheimer's patients, children and valuables.

"Aeris's extensive ***North American*** footprint, proven reliability and ability to address niche markets makes them a great real-time connectivity partner," said Don Weaver, president and chief officer of GPSPursuit. "Using Aeris's network, we are able to create new

applications for the remote monitoring industry."

Unlike many other monitoring and tracking systems that are bolted or connected to the main power source, the GPS Tracking Unit is a rechargeable, portable box that can easily fit in a child's backpack or in a package.

"We are excited to announce the expansion of our four year old partnership with GPSPursuit," said Mark Cratsenburg, senior vice president of sales of Aeris. "Our expertise in M2M communications and network operations complement GPSPursuit's unique and innovative applications and tracking products. This partnership exemplifies how people and enterprises are incorporating personal tracking into their everyday lives."

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GPS Monitoring For The Workforce - Not All Police Are Happy

Every Chicago police officer could have their movements electronically tracked by global positioning systems if a program being tested in the Chicago Lawn District wins approval.

The program, which requires officers to wear department-issued GPS cell phones on their belts while on duty, is intended as an officer-safety measure, bosses say, but also could be used to discipline officers.

Many officers are unhappy at what they see as an excessive intrusion upon their freedom to do their job. They say they already carry too much equipment, and they worry overzealous supervisors will use evidence from the phones to hound them.

An initial group of 50 patrol, gang and tactical officers based in Chicago Lawn will test the technology, which allows supervisors to plot their locations on a computer screen in real time.

Although many officers carry private phones - and since 2005 all cell phones can be used to track their owners - the program is the first organized attempt to keep precise, constant tabs on the whereabouts of officers.

Cell phone towers locate the positions of cell phone users to within a few yards by measuring the time it takes transmissions to reach the phone and then triangulating the results.

But some officers fear the technology now could be used in petty disputes with bosses.

Minor infractions of department policy such as picking up dry cleaning while on patrol or stopping to eat outside the district likely will no longer be tolerated, they believe.

Most officers accept that some form of tracking is "inevitable," he added, although he was not aware of any similarly sized police departments that use the cell-phone technology.

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High-tech Micro-chip tags seen as blessing, potential Big Brother curse

As if shopping for new clothes wasn’t stressful enough, soon there will be talking mirrors in the dressing rooms. Well, they might not talk, but they will be able to communicate.

These mirrors (some are called Magic Mirrors) receive signals from a tag affixed to the hanger or whatever you might have in your hand and help you find matching accessories or outfits.

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The federal government is using RFID Micro-chips in ways that will impact your life

Oct. 1, 2007—The U.S. government has been trying to tighten port and border security without creating undue delays that hurt free trade and damage the economy.

RFID is a growing part of monitoring the flow of cargo and people, including port employees and truck drivers. Regardless of how you may be using RFID in your supply chain, if you move products

or people through U.S. ports or borders, you need to understand how the federal government's use of the technology will impact your business.

First, let's look at cargo. The U.S. Congress wants more containers inspected at ports to help prevent terrorists from sneaking weapons of mass destruction into the country as cargo, and it is allocating millions on port security grants.

It is considering mandating the use of RFID e-seals on cargo containers, which could prevent tampering and allow customs agents to track their location. Several U.S. ports—including Charleston, Norfolk, Oakland and Savannah—are deploying RFID systems to increase the speed of moving containers from ship to truck, a collaborative effort of industry with local, state and federal governments.

The federal government could mandate that a specific RFID technology be used at ports, so there are several issues you need to consider: Will it conflict with your current supply-chain solution? Who will pay for the RFID technology? Does your RFID vendor have SAFETY Act certification, and will it protect you from legal risk (see Is Your Company At Risk)?

The United States and the European Union recently signed an agreement to collaborate on policies governing the use of RFID, including the development of interoperability standards at ports, airports and borders. Will these RFID solutions streamline your transatlantic business operations—or cripple your current global competitiveness?

Your employees will also be affected by new government RFID mandates, because they will have to carry RFID ID cards—and these cards could require mandatory background checks, a process some truck drivers and port workers are wary of.

All citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico will need a passport or Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) card to enter or leave the United States.

The WHTI card will have an RFID Gen 2 tag; to address privacy concerns, it will come in a

protective sleeve, and the RFID chip will contain and transmit only a unique ID number that links to a database with information about the cardholder.

Port employees will carry a different RFID ID card, under the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. How personal information will be used in the TWIC program has not been finalized.

While the government tries to balance the need for speed and security with the interests of protecting privacy, is it addressing your needs? There is still time to comment on these RFID initiatives and, perhaps, offer alternative technology solutions.

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Archived from NEWS+VIEWS page  September 28, 2007 ---------

Some of these reports will be ARCHIVED on the Getting Chipped page]

Getting Chipped

Lawmakers fight implanting of microchip tags in humans

Some states don't want it required

The VeriChip implantable radio-frequency identification tag, made up of a microchip and an antenna encased in glass, is about the size of a grain of rice.

It would be an interesting feature of an employee's first day: Sign a contract, fill out a W2 and roll up your sleeve for your microchip injection.

Sounds like sci-fi, but it has happened, and now a handful of states are making sure their citizens never will be forced to have a microchip implanted under their skin.

If Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signs a bill passed this month, California would join Wisconsin and North Dakota in banning human implanting of the tags without consent.

Lawmakers are calling the legislation preemptive; the industry that produces the technology calls the states' action fear mongering.

In Michigan, a bill introduced in the state House early this year would prohibit implanting a microchip in another person without consent; no action has been taken on the bill.

Radio-frequency identification, or RFID tags are in passports, in Wal-Mart factory shipments and in subway passes in cities from New York to Taiwan.

RFID tags are scanned at close range -- usually from a few feet to a few inches.

***WATCHMAN... "USUALLY" is hiding the fact they can be read at much longer distances up to "YARDS" away or more...

The tags are tracked by scanners installed at checkpoints, such as office doors or warehouse loading docks.

In humans, the tags have been used to store medical information, to track movement and to gain access to locked rooms.

To date, 2,000 RFID chips have been sold for human implantation, according to VeriChip Corp., the only manufacturer with a Food and Drug Administration-approved implantable chip.

The company is focusing its technology on medical patient identification, and about 400 patients, including those with Alzheimer's disease, have RFIDs.

Other VeriChip human implants have been used by a Spanish nightclub to allow VIPs with implanted chips to bypass entrance lines and by the Mexico attorney general's staff to safeguard identity

information at a time when the kidnapping of government officials there is not uncommon.

Ohio security firm CityWatcher.com raised eyebrows in 2006 when it requested that some of its employees be implanted with tags for access to certain rooms. CityWatcher.com has since shut down.

***WATCHMAN... Hmmmmmm but you can bet they are still pushing CHIPPING! - Is it the MARK -666 - You decide...

But forced chipping has been rare, leading some industry spokespeople to decry regulation as scare tactics.

Legislators say the few laws being enacted are preemptive. Wisconsin state Rep. Marlin Schneider said he had never heard of CityWatcher.com when he drafted the first implant ban.

"I had heard about this device from CNN or some place, and I went into the office and said, 'Get a bill drafted that prohibits this,' " he said.

State Sen. Joe Simitian, who authored the California bill, said he looked into RFID legislation after grade schools in Sutter County, Calif., required students to wear IDs containing the chips to help monitor attendance.

The move prompted privacy complaints from parents, and the schools eventually stopped using the technology.

Simitian introduced four other RFID bills, dealing with criminal punishment for identity theft, security standards and use of the tags in driver's licenses and school IDs.

A May 2006 article in Wired magazine featured Jonathan Westhues, a 24-year-old engineer who showed how he could (and did) covertly scan a company's RFID employee badge and break into the office -- all with a cheap, homemade reader. He since has posted instructions on how to make

the reader on his Web site.

***WATCHMAN... OH -- BUT --- there is NO FEAR of personal information being exposed to CRIMINALS --- OR IS THERE???...

Determined to show the security flaws to skeptics in the Legislature, Simitian asked a tech-savvy grad student from his office to build one.

The student then wandered the state Capitol one day with the reader in his briefcase.

In the process, he stole the security numbers of nine representatives.

The reader could send out any of those numbers, getting him past any locked door a state senator could access.

And he would appear as the senator in the electronic records.

***WATCHMAN... OH guess I'll let the BIBLE COMMENT...REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Big future beckons for tiny micro-chips

The next step in the silicon industry's steadfast pursuit of ever smaller and faster chips has been unveiled.

Intel has shown off what it says are the world's first working chips which contain transistors with features just 32 billionths of a meter wide.

Transistors are the tiny electronic switches that form the basis of computer chips. The more there are and the faster they can switch, the more calculations chips can do.

The next generation of Intel chips, which contain transistors with features just 45 billionths of a metre wide (nanometres) pack 410 million transistors into an area the size of a postage stamp.

 

 

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Satellite and Micro-Chips keeps track of UK children

The Buddi - or "Brat Nav" as it is known - is no bigger than a matchbox.

It uses GPS technology, a satellite-based navigation system, which enables parents to trace their children to within three meters anywhere in Britain.

The gadget, which can be attached to a belt, placed in a bag or worn around the neck, also allows parents to contact a call center, which will give them their location.

The person given the device - a child or an elderly relative - can also use the gadget to alert friends or relatives in an emergency by pressing the panic button.

This sends an alert to the emergency call center, which informs parents, carers or friends, as well as local authorities and the police if necessary.

Since it was launched a month ago - at a cost of £299 plus a £20 monthly subscription fee - more than 2,000 have been sold.

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NOTE: Though this is NOT a chip it COULD BE CONNECTED TO THE MARK!!!... BroJ

Agencies Work on DNA 'Barcodes' Database

To help shoppers avoid mislabeled toxic pufferfish and pilots steer clear of birds, federal agencies are starting to tap into an ambitious project that is gathering DNA "barcodes" for the

Earth's 1.8 million known species.

A consortium of scientists from almost 50 nations is overseeing the building of a global database made from tiny pieces of genetic material. Called DNA barcoding, the process takes a scientist only a few hours in a lab and about $2 to identify a species from a tissue sample or other piece of genetic material.

David Schindel, a Smithsonian Institution paleontologist and executive secretary of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life, said the purpose is to create a global reference library - "a kind of telephone directory for all species."

"If I know that gene sequence, I can submit it as a query to a database and get back the telephone number," he said. "I can get back the species name."

***WATCHMAN... Something tells me they are really only interested in ONE SPECIES -- "MAN"...

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PC Magazine Calls For All, Both Small And Great To Receive Microchip Implant

RFID chips are a good idea. RFID chips that can help locate people and objects are a better idea.

RFID chips implanted in pets and people are the best idea of all.

***WATCHMAN... I did NOT say that! The ID-10-T that wrote this said that... MATTHEW 15:14 "they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

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Micro-Chips Keep Track of Aging Seniors

Researchers have built two new systems that use radio frequency identification tags to monitor the elderly in their own homes

RFID technology can also improve health care for the elderly, said researchers at Intel Research Seattle and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Caregivers receiving data via the Internet from RFID readers can monitor seniors' daily activities by recording which tagged items they have picked up, and when.

By comparing real-time data with a record of an individual's normal daily routine, caregivers can easily spot any significant changes.

The new systems, Intel's Caregiver's Assistant and Georgia Tech's Memory Mirror, will also ensure that forgetful seniors take their medication on time and stick to their prescribed diets, their developers say.

MATTHEW 24:33 "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (THE END TIME) is near, even at the doors"

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Microchip implants in humans under scrutiny after cancer study

The safety of implantable tracking chips in human beings is suddenly in focus with the revelation the devices could cause cancer, and that studies showing links to the disease were kept under wraps.

Despite the chips' approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, neither their maker nor federal regulators publicly mentioned a series of studies dating to the mid-1990s that found chip implants had "induced" malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats.

"The transponders were the cause of the tumors," Keith Johnson, a retired toxicological pathologist, as he explained the findings of a 1996 study he led at the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.

The wire service says leading cancer specialists reviewed the research, and "while cautioning that animal test results do not necessarily apply to humans, said the findings troubled them.

Some said they would not allow family members to receive implants, and all urged further research before the glass-encased transponders are widely implanted in people."

The chips are made by VeriChip Corp., a division of Applied Digital Solutions, of Delray Beach, Fla.

The company says some 2,000 have been implanted in humans worldwide, and VeriChip sees a target market of 45 million Americans looking to be medically monitored.

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Gentag to Commercialize Super RFID Technology

Gentag's RR tags can be read from a distance of up to 12 miles, using highly sensitive interrogators.

Because of the long read range, Peeters notes, only a few fixed-position RR interrogators (also known as base stations) would need to be deployed.

At a hospital, for instance, only three fixed readers would typically be needed, he says—one on the roof, and two in the parking area or on the campus perimeter.

"Therefore, the triangulation can be created and people can know exactly where doctors are [and] who is going out of the hospital when they are not supposed to.

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VeriMed System for Patient Identification Selected by 640 Hospitals

"VeriMed is the first and only FDA-approved patient identification system that uses an implantable microchip.

While that may sound like science fiction, it's really down-to-earth, common sense when it comes to your life.

About the size of a grain of rice and inserted just under your skin, each VeriMed microchip contains a unique identification number that emergency personnel may scan to immediately identify you

and access your personal health information - facilitating appropriate treatment with less delay.

VeriMed is there when you need it.

verimedinfo.com 9/11/7

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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VeriMed System for Patient Identification Selected by 640 Hospitals

"VeriMed is the first and only FDA-approved patient identification system that uses an implantable microchip.

While that may sound like science fiction, it's really down-to-earth, common sense when it comes to your life.

About the size of a grain of rice and inserted just under your skin, each VeriMed microchip contains a unique identification number that emergency personnel may scan to immediately identify you

and access your personal health information - facilitating appropriate treatment with less delay.

VeriMed is there when you need it.

verimedinfo.com 9/11/7

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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New chip promises to track kids from miles away

A technology originally developed to help the military track operatives in the field may in the next few years be used by parents to find kids in an amusement park.

Gentag will try to commercialize what it calls a Radar Response Tag, which effectively acts as an accurate homing beacon. In field tests, the tag can track someone more than 12 miles away and pinpoint their location within 3 feet, said Gentag founder John Peeters in an interview.

Twelve miles far exceeds the capabilities of conventional radio frequency ID (RFID) chips. The signal range of those chips is measured in feet. The longer-range global positioning system reaches farther, but the radar response system can track people through walls and other environmental obstacles.

"GPS is extremely accurate, but it doesn't work inside buildings," Peeters said. "You can think of this (radar response) as sort of super RFID."

Gentag will market the system as a way to keep track of kids or elderly relatives. It will also be pitched at hikers and campers. The system can piggyback on existing wireless infrastructures, Peeters added.

The technology is the outgrowth of a military project kicked off in 1990. The military wanted a better way to track soldiers without getting interference from leaves or buildings, so it commissioned Sandia National Laboratories to develop a solution. Seven years later, Sandia came up with the radar response system. The system works at the 430 megahertz frequency, Peeters added.

"The military uses it for friendly-fire avoidance," he said.

Employing chips to track the locations of individuals has generated controversy in recent years. Many have objected to the plans of some companies to implant RFID chips into individuals. On the other hand, one of the hot consumer items in Japan is a portable GPS device with an emergency button. Push it, and private security firms track down the recipient. Parents buy it for their kids.

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Industry groups are skeptical about the U.S. government plan to add long-range RFID technology to driver's licenses to improve border security.

A U.S. government plan to use long-range RFID technology as part of a border-crossing security initiative is coming under intensified fire by an industry group.

Beginning Jan. 31, 2008, a valid driver's license won't be enough for travelers to pass between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda, under new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rules.

A standard government passport will be required, or a birth certificate with driver's license. But as an alternative, DHS is moving forward with a pilot program that has states adding long-range RFID technology to driver's licenses.

The idea is to have U.S. border guards with RFID readers quickly read a traveler's RFID-enhanced driver's license remotely and make a face check and watch for any posted security red flags pulled up by a database.

"So far, there is no security method in place to prevent anyone from re-programming their cards," says Vanderhoof of long-range RFID in enhanced driver's licenses. "There's no encryption or security.

It's designed to be used by anyone with access to an RFID reader at a distance of 20 feet. Anyone could track these RFID cards and get the number of the card."

In addition, the industry points out that since the U.S. government has adopted smart-card chip technology for new passports, the enhanced driver's license based on RFID would fail to leverage the infrastructure now being put in place by DHS and the State Department to support the new ePassport.

DHS expects Arizona to partner in the development of a "technologically enhanced driver's

license" that will be issued to residents that voluntarily apply and qualify for one.

This enhanced Arizona driver's license is expected to be accepted at U.S. land and sea ports to satisfy WHTI requirements. The enhanced driver's license is also expected to play a role in the

"work-eligibility process," DHS noted.

Vermont and Washington are also getting ready for WHTI enhanced driver's license pilots.

"I am pleased we will be able to provide this more reasonable option for Vermonters who travel frequently to Canada, with a document that is acceptable for use at U.S. land and sea ports," said Vermont Governor Jim Douglas in a statement August 20.

An agreement between Chertoff and Washington Governor Christine Gregoire indicates the state will strive to develop an enhanced driver's license in a voluntary pilot program that could help in cross-border travel in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. The states expect the "enhanced driver's licenses" to cost a bit more than standard ones, but no details on that have yet been released.

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Canadian artist has implanted microchips in her hands

A Canadian artist has implanted microchips in her hands in a quest to explore the relationship between identity and technology in an era when life is increasingly regulated by gadgets and machines.

The creation of a biochip that can be implanted into people to transmit their personal information has been fantasy fodder for technophiles as well as being an Orwellian omen for others.

These are some of the issues Nancy Nisbet hopes to explore.

"I am expecting the merger between human and machines to proceed whether we want it to or not," said Nisbet. "If I adopt it and make it my own, I will have a better understanding of this type of technology and the potential threats and benefits it represents."

Nisbet, 34, purchased the chips from a veterinary clinic -- they are commonly used to identify livestock and pets. And after several rejections, she finally found a doctor willing to implant them in her body. (Microchips haven't been approved for human use in either the United States or Canada.)

Her chips, which emit a read-only 134-kilohertz frequency that is read by a scanner, contain a 12-digit alphanumeric ID. They were injected into the back of her hands, in the fleshy area between the thumb and index finger; the first was implanted in October 2001, the second in February.

She plans to modify her computer mouse to incorporate a scanner to pick up the chips' signals and monitor her Internet use. She'll use one hand to surf when she's working, the other for recreation, then compare her two "identities." And while the chips track her online movements, a

webcam and GPS unit will track her physical movements.

"It's a way of connecting physical and virtual space and tracking my relationship with my computer, as well as my identities as I use it," said Nisbet, who teaches fine arts at the University of British Colombia and has degrees in both fine arts and genetics.

She had the chips placed in her hands for a symbolic reason: People use their hands to interact with technology and to identify themselves (think fingerprints or palm prints).

The location Nisbet chose for one of the chips -- the back of the right hand -- is also the precise spot where, according to Biblical lore, the "Mark of the Beast" will be placed during the apocalyptic end of the world detailed in the Book of Revelation.

Indeed, some Christians already believe that the Mark of the Beast is a microchip. When Applied Digital Solutions announced the creation of an implantable microchip for medical and security purposes, fervent believers decried the product as the sign of Satan.

But for Nisbet, the only demonic use of the microchips would be their mandatory implantation.

"The objective of this project is to further question issues of identity and control. By consciously appropriating this technology, I will be able to gain an understanding of its limits and failure while retaining control of what information is being gathered and how it is being used," she said.

Nisbet isn't the first artist to be chipped in an effort to break down the boundaries between biological and digital realms.

In 1997, Eduardo Kac inserted a chip into his ankle during a live performance in Sao Paulo, then registered himself in an online pet database as both owner and animal.

After he implanted the device, a collaborator in Chicago read the chip information with a robotic arm controlled over the Internet, in effect making Kac's body a node in the Internet network.

The exercise was "emblematic of the dangers and potentials of what might lay ahead," Kac said. "Just the idea that someone can retrieve information from inside you without you knowing is frightening."

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Test Marketing the Mark of the Beast

A prototype of an implantable biometric chip capable of marking an individual's precise location and of monitoring him or her for life is gaining support.

It was named Best in Show of 170 International Science Exhibitors last year, and released in its "First Phase" wristwatch format called Guardian Angel soon after.

Most recently millions of Today Show viewers watched an American family get "chipped" with ADS's

VeriChip™ live from a doctor's office in Boca Raton.

Recent acts of terrorism have many calling for mandatory implementation of the implantable technology.

What set Digital Angel apart from the competition was the innovative design--a miniature digital **transceiver** specifically created for human implantation.

***WATCHMAN... I told you this GPS device was coming! A "TRANSCEIVER" is a device that both RECEIVES and TRANSMITS!!!...

According to information released last year the implantable transceiver "sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) technology.

The transceiver's power supply and actuation system are unlike anything ever created.

When implanted within a body, the device is powered electromechanically through the movement

of muscles, **and it can be activated** either by the 'wearer' or by the monitoring facility."

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Are ID chips too invasive?

It appears that the effort to implant microchips into humans is not only alive and well but moving ever closer to getting under everyone's skin.

Delray Beach firm VeriChip, the nation's only FDA-approved company allowed to produce microchips for injection into people, got a boost recently from the American Medical Association. The AMA said such devices "may help to identify patients, thereby improving the safety and efficiency of patient care."

But the council warned that the devices' safety and security are unclear. That was enough to create a stir in the technology and medical worlds as well as among privacy and religious folks. And enough to put a smile on VeriChip's face. Scott Silverman, chief executive officer of VeriChip, says the primary aim is to help high-risk medical patients such as those with diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer and heart conditions.

The chip, implanted in the upper right arm, allows medical personnel to access a patient's medical history in the event the person is unconscious or otherwise unresponsive. The person's data is stored in VeriChip's database. Sounds a little spooky, and makes George Orwell seem more like a prophet than a novelist.

Silverman says it could save lives, "it's fairly safe and there have been no side effects." VeriChip's sister corporation, Digital Angel Corp., has been implanting chips in pets for 15 years. "It should be first and foremost voluntary," Silverman says. "No one should ever be forced to get an implantable microchip."

But Katherine Albrecht, a co-author of the book Spychips, whom I'm sure drives Silverman crazy, argues that VeriChip is taking us down a treacherous road. "You can feel the writing on the wall that this is the direction our society is moving," said Albrecht, who received her doctorate in education from Harvard, specializing in adult development and consumer education.

And the religious have concerns of biblical proportions: tagging people with such devices reads like a precursor to the "mark of the beast." Silverman says his company's focus is on medical patients. And the chip they use is "passive" or, simply stated, it does not emit a strong signal. To read the chip, medical personnel must use a scanner and be within 12 inches.

And he says the data is stored in a facility as secure as any of the best. He does admit once you have a chip, it could be used for other "applications." You can tie financial accounts to them and other data.

He points out a year ago one company injected two employees with chips for security reasons. In addition, nightclubs in Barcelona, Spain, Rotterdam, Holland, and Edinburgh, Scotland, use them so patrons can access VIP lounges and make purchases.

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Should You Micro-Chip Your Children?

I'm surprised by both the debate over RFID (radio frequency identification) and the technology's growing capabilities. RFID has been a boon to corporations with large retail outlets, inventory rooms, warehouses, and more.

It's even beginning to bleed into public spaces such as county beaches. Yet it seems all I hear is moaning about the privacy and First Amendment implications. This is growing tiresome, and

it's time to set people straight.

RFID chips are a good idea. RFID chips that can help locate people and objects are a better idea. RFID chips implanted in pets and people are the best idea of all.

***WATCHMAN... NO NO NO they are a BAD IDEA...

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Baltimore-based nonprofit partners in bringing Implanted microchips mainstream

Implanting human beings with microchips that contain their identification and medical records is a controversial subject.

But by the end of the year, as many as 500 kidney dialysis patients in Maryland will be equipped with microchips from Florida firm VeriChip Corp., and local hospitals will be carrying the technology to read the chips.

The project is a partnership between VeriChip and the Independent Dialysis Foundation Inc., a Baltimore-based nonprofit that operates eight dialysis centers in the state.

VeriChip has offered to implant its VeriMed microchip, the size of a grain of rice, at no cost in all the foundation's roughly 500 patients. The company also hopes to provide the readers at no cost to about 25 hospital emergency departments in the state.

In return, VeriChip — traded on the Nasdaq as CHIP — will collect effectiveness data on its product to present to insurers and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to try to convince them to cover the cost of the device.

VeriMed received Food and Drug Administration approval in 2004, but no third-party payers cover it, said VeriChip President William Caragol. Generally, the product is offered free with a $9.95 monthly subscription rate to follow.

"What is of high interest to insurance companies is the ability to provide better care at better costs," Caragol said. "That entails less tests, less unnecessary drugs or procedures. You start out, as opposed to a blank slate, [with information including] who this is, what's been wrong with them."

The chips, injected into the triceps, do not contain any information except a 16-digit number corresponding with records stored on the VeriMed registry, a Web-based database.

Patients enter their own information — similar to the medical history questionnaires patients fill out before seeing a new physician — and update it.

About 350 patients have the chip, more than 10 percent of them part of studies on Alzheimer's, dementia and dialysis patients.

About 180 American hospitals have the readers, and about 650 more have expressed interest, Caragol said.

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Implanted Brain chip reads man's thoughts

A paralyzed man in the US has become the first person to benefit from a brain chip that reads his mind.

Matthew Nagle, 25, was left paralyzed from the neck down and confined to a wheelchair after a knife attack in 2001.

The pioneering surgery at New England Sinai Hospital, Massachusetts, last summer means he can now control everyday objects by thought alone.

The brain chip reads his mind and sends the thoughts to a computer to decipher.

He can think his TV on and off, change channels and alter the volume thanks to the technology and software linked to devices in his home.

Scientists have been working for some time to devise a way to enable paralyzed people to control devices with the brain.

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Implanting Citizens With Verichips – The Taking of Free Will

In October, 2004, the FDA approved an implantable microchip for use in humans.

A tiny subcutaneous RFID tag, now made by several American companies like Applied Digital Solutions, VeriChip, and Digital Angel are mass-producing RFID chips and stocking chip warehouses and implantation centers.

Upper level governmental officials are getting “chipped” to demonstrate public acceptance of the technology, and they are very quick to highlight the humanitarian uses of tracking devices in humans.

Always remember this – RFID technology was created and tested prior to 9-11, and 9-11 has been the primary excuse for human tracking. And laughingly, so has illegal immigration, which clearly is not illegal as our borders are to remain open.

It is time for all American citizens to stop with the naivety. It is time to recognize a government that is deviously linked to and in bed with corporations who intend to rule over all human beings.

And please remember that social security cards were never meant to be mandatory. Nor were driver’s licenses or bankcards, but try getting by one day without them.

Banking is slated to become a totally RFID operation with chips implanted into the hands of those with bank accounts. Try getting by without a bank account when you send your bill payments to account centers across the country.

And also keep in mind that the U.S. postal service is also in the process of RFID Smart-Mail tracking.

The writing is on the wall – again – and the writing clearly states that our government does not serve the well being of its citizens, but rather the intentions of corporations, databases, and law enforcement.

Equally, our schools have partnered with RFID corporations as many school children now wear mandatory RFID tags in schools.

Remember that schools are government institutions, so requiring students to wear tracking devices is a governmental mandate.

Will this technology be mandated for our right to drive? For our right to buy and sell? For our right to receive medical treatment? For our right to travel? For our Right to buy gasoline? Take a wild guess.

And gun owners – heads up! On April 13, 2004, Applied Digital Solutions announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, VeriChip Corporation, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FN Manufacturing, a leading gun manufacturer, to develop a first in the world of firearms.

Their objective is an integrated” User Authorization System” for firearms using VeriChip RFID technology. You shall be chipped in order to keep and bear.

You had to know that was coming considering the 30-year, non-stop efforts to deny you of your 2nd Amendment rights.

(A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.)

Little known is also the global aspect of RFID chipping technology and efforts.

Mexico is on a mission to chip all children due to a high rate of kidnappings.

Subdermal personal verification technology is being used in Russia, Switzerland, China, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, Argentine, Canada, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, England, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Africa, South Korea, on and on and on.

RFID and chipping industries include banks, gas stations, hospitals, social security numbers and drivers’ licenses, passports, schools, military including our soldiers and our enemies, automobiles, telephones and cell phones, televisions, computer systems, prisons, schools, pre-schools, government, all work places and corporations, bars, restaurants, country clubs and other private clubs – or, in other words, it’s everywhere, but like all the other global infrastructures that were slid beneath us by our government and its corporations, RFID technology and human chipping is mostly blacked-out via media so that we do not know their truth and the horrible extent of that truth.

I beg of you, my dear American people, do not spend one more day ignoring what you know to be true.

America is being conquered from within, as so many have said would, in fact, occur. Can you not see that there is a mad rush to implement the final structures necessary to recreate America, our beliefs and values, our Constitutional Rights, and to take every ounce of our privacy? Connect all the dots you see in America – all the changes and daily dismissal of our voting rights under

Memorandums of Understanding, NGOs, stakeholding groups, councils, and other consensus operations.

Besides our lives, perhaps the most important gift from our Maker is the gift of free will, for without it we are unable to pass life’s tests.

Without free will, we are nothing more than robotic creatures that must respond as mandated by enslavers and their technologies.

If we become implanted people, we are enslaved people – mind, body, and soul.

You cannot take free will from people and call it progress, science, or protection.

You can only call it anti-God, which is, of course, the ultimate goal.

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Caught by the GPS: Cellphone Tracked City Worker Dodging Work

A 21-year employee of the school system could lose his job after officials accused him of repeatedly leaving early - and stunned the worker with data it got by tracking his movements with a city-issued cellphone.

In a precedent-setting case, administrative trial judge Tynia Richard recommended the firing of John Halpin, a veteran supervisor of carpenters, for cutting out before the end of his shift on as many as 83 occasions between March 2 and Aug. 9, 2006.

The evidence against Halpin, whose base pay is $300 a day, included time cards that suspiciously appeared stamped on the same machine, even though his duties placed him in different locations each day.

But there was a clincher: data gathered through the GPS system on Halpin's cell phone, which he accepted in 2005 without being told it might be used to trace his every move.

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A chip on my shoulder

Technology is not solely to blame for the erosion of privacy in this nation. Government and businesses have been trying to keep track of you and your habits since the days of the quill pen. But the ability to blend vast databases containing personal information -- and the sophistication of tracking devices that can announce your presence along with myriad vital statistics when you cross a bridge or enter a room -- have brought Americans to a crossroads.

Do we shrug and concede that privacy is lost -- "get over it," as one titan of tech declared so bluntly? Or do we look for ways to draw the line, to identify means and places where employers and governments should not dare to tread?

One such place: Our bodies. Life has begun to imitate art -- as in the futuristic film "Minority Report" -- with the refinement of toothpick-thick microchips that can be implanted in your arm and packed with loads of personally identifiable information that can be beamed to the world. These radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices -- or "talking bar codes" -- amount to miniature antennas that transmit the types of information that might otherwise be held on a swipe card.

Even if you've shrugged through the debates about warrantless wiretapping and said "what the heck" at the prospect that everything from your spending habits to your Web site travels are being compiled and crunched for commercial purposes, you might think twice about letting your employer insert a microchip under your skin as a condition of getting a job.

As of today, it is both a technical and a legal possibility. Just last year, a Cincinnati-based provider of video-surveillance equipment inserted glass-encapsulated microchips into the arms of two employees to increase the level of security to the company's datacenter.

Those two workers volunteered, but it's not hard to imagine the light bulbs going off in Corporate America.

Is Joe really making a sales call or is he taking in a baseball game at AT&T Park?

How many smoke breaks is Mary taking?

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Getting Chipped

Pentagon to Implant Chips in Soldiers' Bodies

We knew it was only a matter of time before the government started trying to track us by implanting computer chips in our bodies.

And where do you start highly suspicious, Big Brother-esque projects like this? The Pentagon and our Armed forces, of course.

Scarily enough, we're not talking about some conspiracy theory, or some black ops experiment -- this is for real, and the Pentagon has already awarded the first contract.

It's a $1.6 million contract, to be exact, and it's with Clemson University's Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B).

The mandate? To develop the chip that the armed forces hope will save lives by giving them instant access to, and constant tracking of, soldiers' vital medical signs and data on the battlefield.

The chips are also considered to have potential for tracking astronauts' vitals during missions.

Soldiers, on the other hand, fear that the chips may be used as a surveillance technique, even when they are off duty.

The chip is roughly five years away from human trials.

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The new GPS is Wi-Fi RFID Chipping

AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based Active RFID Tags are small, battery-powered wireless devices for locating and tracking any asset or person.

They use standard Wi-Fi networks to track assets and people in real time, in any environment from indoor to open outdoor locations.

The T2 Tag is the market leader in Wi-Fi tags, due its long battery life, convenient small size and built-in choke point capabilities.

The T3 Tag combines a streamlined flat form factor with long battery life, two call buttons, motion and temperature detection and tamper-proofing.

It is ideal for use as a personnel badge and for IT asset tracking.

The Exciter is an optional component that triggers AeroScout's tags as they pass through a choke point to transmit a message that is received by a standard Wi-Fi Access Point or AeroScout Location Receiver.

This provides instant knowledge that a tagged asset or person passed through a gate, doorway or some other tightly defined area.

This enables RFID-style tag detection, telemetry message retrieval and other functions.

To get directionality, one would need to implement 2 Exciters slightly offset from one another at a chokepoint.

***WATCHMAN... Ever notice while driving on divided highways the large towers with the "little antenna's on top? How about the light towers in a clover leaf the also have little antenna's on top! I always wondered why the needed that little antenna on top of every light tower in a particular clover leaf. DIRECTIONALITY??? Hmmmmmm....

The AeroScout Location Receiver is an optional component that extends the AeroScout Visibility System to outdoor and difficult environments.

AeroScout Location Receivers provide location measurement capabilities packaged in small devices designed for harsh conditions.

It receives transmissions and executes radio signal measurements and calculations that are sent to the AeroScout Engine software.

The AeroScout Engine is a software component of the AeroScout Visibility System, which enables location-based applications in a standard wireless LAN environment.

The AeroScout Engine processes information received from wireless Access Points to produce location and presence data for assets tagged with AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based Active RFID Tags.

AeroScout tags and software are integrated with the Cisco wireless infrastructure, so that customers can use the standard WLAN for wireless data, voice communications and location-based services.

In May 2007, AeroScout announced a close tie up with Cisco that involves AeroScout Tags using the CCX tag format to communicate with the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, which is also integrated with AeroScout's MobileView.

This integration includes full compatibility for multiple advanced features such as wireless sensors, data telemetry, call-button messaging and choke point detection through AeroScout's Exciter product.

This integration includes full compatibility for multiple advanced features such as wireless sensors, data telemetry, call-button messaging and choke point detection through AeroScout's Exciter product.

***WATCHMAN... WILL THIS BE THE MARK of the World Beast System 666??? IF SO IT IS CLOSE...VERY CLOSE...

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Micro-Chipped School uniforms to be tracked by satellite

School uniforms could be fitted with satellite technology to allay parents' fears over child abduction.

Trutex, a specialist supplier, is considering putting GPS tracking devices in new clothes amid increasing concerns over safety.

The company surveyed 800 parents and found that more than two in five feared their young children were at risk of being snatched.

In addition, 59 per cent said they would be "interested" in some form of tracking device being added to school uniforms.

The findings follow public alarm over the apparent abduction of Madeleine McCann.

The company, which supplies some 500 shops throughout the UK, said last night that it had not assessed the cost of such a move.

But Clare Rix, marketing director, said: "As a direct result of the survey, we are now seriously considering incorporating a device into future ranges.

"As well as being a safety net for parents, there could be real benefits for schools who could keep a closer track on the whereabouts of their pupils, potentially reducing truancy levels."

However, children rejected the idea of any tracking technology.

The firm interviewed 450 children aged nine to 16 and found that just a third of those under 12 were keen on the move.

It was even more unpopular among older schoolchildren.

***WATCHMAN... I will call this an ENTRANCE EXCUSE! They will use it then after the first kid is abducted and the CHIPPED CLOTHES discarded they will HAVE TO BODILY CHIP THE KIDS!!!...

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Xmark Of The Beast?

Market Forecast for RFID Tags and Systems in the Healthcare Industry Exceeds $2.1 Billion by 2016

VeriChip Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xmark Corporation, has entered into a Teaming Agreement with Ekahau, a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS).

Under the agreement, the two companies have agreed to collaborate on wireless solutions in the healthcare market to best meet customers' needs.

The agreement covers Xmark's RFID-based healthcare security systems and Ekahau's Wi-Fi-enabled RTLS.

Specifically, the companies will collaborate on providing solutions around asset tracking, infant protection, patient safety and theft prevention in the healthcare industry

Solutions such as wander prevention, perimeter security and campus to bed-level tracking

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Biometric Identification in Iraq Could Become a Tool for Ethnic Cleansing

I recently spoke with Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center EPIC, who told me about a story that has not received enough attention.

It involves the Pentagon’s use of a new system of biometric identification in Iraq that EPIC fears “could lead to further reprisals and killings.”

According to Rotenberg, the company that is “pretty much ground zero for the surveillance industry” is L-1 Identity Solutions

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Implantable chip maker merges with its biggest investor

Applied Digital, an ID and security technology company is buying St. Paul, Minn. -based Digital Angel, the company that makes implantable patient data chips marketed and sold by VeriChip Corp.

The all-stock deal is valued at $31 million.

Applied Digital created VeriChip, also based in Delray Beach, Fla. , to market and sell the medical record chips that are about the size of a grain of rice.

The chips make it possible for individuals to carry their medical history at all times. Proponents say they help prevent medical errors.

Others complain about privacy risks.

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China & US Company Enacting High-Tech Plan to Track People

At least 20,000 police surveillance cameras are being installed along streets here in southern China and will soon be guided by sophisticated computer software from an American-financed

company to recognize automatically the faces of police suspects and detect unusual activity.

Starting this month in a port neighborhood and then spreading across Shenzhen, a city of 12.4 million people, residency cards fitted with powerful computer chips programmed by the same company will be issued to most citizens.

Data on the chip will include not just the citizen’s name and address but also work history, educational background, religion, ethnicity, police record, medical insurance status and landlord’s phone number.

Even personal reproductive history will be included, for enforcement of China’s controversial “one child” policy. Plans are being studied to add credit histories, subway travel payments and small purchases charged to the card.

***WATCHMAN... If CHINA can do it with an American companies help - LOOK OUT USA...

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Beta Testing The Mark Of The Beast

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices -- or "talking bar codes" as some call them -- amount to miniature antennas that transmit the types of information that might otherwise be held on a swipe card.

Even if you've shrugged through the debates about warrantless wiretapping and said "what the heck" at the prospect that everything from your spending habits to your Web site travels are being compiled and crunched for commercial purposes, you might think twice about letting your employer insert a microchip under your skin as a condition of getting a job.

As of today, it is both a technical and a legal possibility.

The technology has not yet reached the point where it can pinpoint an individual's precise location in real time, but that day is coming.

***WATCHMAN... I disagree! I believe that DAY IS HERE NOW! With NANO-TECHNOLOGY it is possible...

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S. Fla. Alzheimer's Center To Microchip Patients

The Alzheimer’s Community Care Center is launching a trial program that could help families that are caring for an elderly parent or loved one.

The center is implanting 200-patients with a tiny microchip, made by VeriChip.

The chip lies dormant without a battery or a power source.

It’s encoded with a 16-digit identification number that can be scanned and entered into a computer to access a patient’s medical history.

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National ID?

How about a World Global ID Tracking System?*

The Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs) -

- a little-known group of nonprofits, government contractors, commercial entities, and government

agencies -

- has just unveiled a first-of-its-kind global infrastructure to support distributed, integrated identity management and cross-credentialing across organizations.

***The implementation combines several existing security technologies**

along with a set of trusted models, policies, and operating rules to insure the accurate identity of personnel accessing physical sites or logical systems.

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Dollywoood's new CHIP

Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification

solutions,

announces the successful implementation of its patented Smart Band RFID system (Radio Frequency Identification)

at Dollywood's Splash country Water Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Introduced to park guests as "Sunny Money,"

In sun or shade, wet or dry -- PDC's Smart Band wristbands work well.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

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ARE CHRISTIANS BEING GROOMED TO ACCEPT THE COMING ANTICHRIST?

Today it was learned that Madras High School in the little town of Madras, Oregon is the latest government institution to allow students to pay for their lunch with the swipe of a hand.

Only yesterday in a related event, Chief of Police Jack Schmidig of Bergen County, NJ, a member of the police force for over 30 years, received a VeriChip implant as part of Applied Digital Solution's strategy of enlisting key regional leaders to accelerate adoption of its product.

Kevin H. McLaughlin, VeriChip Corporation's CEO said of the event that "High-profile regional leaders are accepting the VeriChip, representing an excellent example of our approach to gaining adoption of the technology."

The new and aggressive indoctrination program - Thought and Opinion Leaders to Play Key Role in Adoption of VeriChip - is intended to create widespread acceptance and exponential adaptation of the company's FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID tag.

Earlier this year ADS provided testimony that safeguards have been implemented to ensure privacy in connection with implantable microchips. ADS received patent rights to Digital Angel (TM) technology on December 10, 1999.

What set Digital Angel apart from the competition was the innovative design--a miniature digital transceiver specifically created for human implantation.

According to information released last year the implantable transceiver "sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) technology.

The transceiver's power supply and actuation system are unlike anything ever created.

When implanted within a body, the device is powered electromechanically through the movement of muscles, and it can be activated either by the 'wearer' or by the monitoring facility.

An Information Technology report verified plans to study implantable chips as a method of tracking terrorists. After first pulling back from the implantable version of its Digital Angel, ADS foresees a unique use of its product under the new name VeriChip in the wake of terrorist

attacks in New York and Washington.

"We've changed out thinking since September 11," a company spokesman said, "Now there's more of a need to monitor evil activities."

ADS also claims the VeriChip (Digital Angel) has a variety of other uses, such as "providing a tamper-proof means of identification for enhanced e-business security, animal tracking, locating lost or missing individuals, tracking the location of valuable property and monitoring the medical conditions of at-risk patients."

Following the Internet World Wireless award for "Best of Show: Client Services," Mercedes Walton, President and CEO of Applied Digital Solutions, said: We have always had high expectations for the Digital Angel products.

This award is truly a validation of our faith in Digital Angel's ability to capture the imagination of the public. Consumer anticipation has translated into accelerated interest from potential partners and allies. We are eager to bring Digital Angel to the marketplace in a very timely manner...."

To further advocate Digital Angel technology, Applied Digital Solutions launched a website www.digitalangel.net where viewers can peruse diagrams and read summary information.

***WATCHMAN... That LINK did NOT work when I tried it twice...

Other manufacturers of sub-skin implants have quietly field-tested similar devices over the past few years. It was reported that, "Film stars and the children of millionaires are among 45 people, including several Britons, who have been fitted with the chips (called the Sky Eye) in secret tests."

Due to civil liberty and privacy issues, the ACLU announced opposition to mandatory microchip implantation when applied to humans. The ACLU is certain to be a strange bedfellow of conservatives concerning this issue.

THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY?

Many people believe that, before long, an antichrist system will appear.

It will be a New World Order, under which national boundaries dissolve, and ethnic groups, ideologies, religions, and economics from around the world will orchestrate a single and dominant sovereignty.

The system will supposedly be free of religious and political extremes, and membership will tolerate the philosophical and cultural differences of its constituents. Except for minor nonconformities, war, terrorism, and hunger will be a thing of the past.

According to popular Biblical interpretation, a single personality will surface at the head of this utopian administration. He will appear as a man of distinguished character, but will ultimately become "a king of fierce countenance" (Dan. 8:23).

With imperious decree this Antichrist will facilitate the one-world government, universal religion, and globally monitored socialism.

Those who refuse his New World Order will inevitably be imprisoned or destroyed, until at last he exalts himself "above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2 Thess. 2:4).

The Antichrist's widespread power will be derived at the expense of individual human liberties. He will force "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [666]" (Rev. 13:16-18).

For many years the idea that humans would somehow succumb to little more than branded cattle, and that rugged individualism would thereafter be sacrificed for an anesthetized universal harmony, was repudiated by America’s greatest minds.

Then, in the 1970’s, things began to change. Following a call by Nelson Rockefeller for the creation of a "New World Order," presidential candidate Jimmy Carter campaigned, saying, "We must replace balance of power politics with world order politics."

During the 1980's, President George Bush continued the one-world dirge, announcing over national television that "a New World Order" had arrived.

Following the initial broadcast, President Bush addressed the Congress, saying, “What is at stake is more than one small country [Kuwait], it is a big idea--a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle, and worthy of our children’s future!”

Ever since the President's astonishing newscast, a parade of political and religious leaders have discharged a profusion of rhetoric aimed at implementing the goals of a New World Order.

Developers of biometric implant chips employ similar language in announcing compatible global technologies, and many Americans consider electronically marking humans or implanting a series of digital equations beneath the skin to be the natural progress of these advancing and necessary technologies.

IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE

Some people believe implantable microchips will become the Biblical Mark of the Beast. These claim that acts of terrorism such as the ones in New York and Washington, encourage micro chipping humans for identification purposes.

Yet even before the New York and Pentagon tragedies, a push was being made to brand and monitor humanity.

Consider the following:

1. As far back as 1973, Senior Scholastics introduced school age children to the concept of buying and selling using numbers inserted in their forehead.

In the September 20, 1973 feature "Who Is Watching You?" the secular high school journal speculated: "All buying and selling in the program will be done by computer. No currency, no change, no checks.

In the program, people would receive a number that had been assigned them tattooed in their wrist or forehead. The number is put on by laser beam and cannot be felt.

The number in the body is not seen with the naked eye and is as permanent as your fingerprints.

All items of consumer goods will be marked with a computer mark.

The computer outlet in the store which picks up the number on the items at the

will also pick up the number in the person's body and automatically total the price and deduct the amount from the person's 'Special Drawing Rights' account."

2. In the 1974 article "The Specter of Eugenics," Charles Frankel pointed out Linus Pauling's (Nobel Prize winner) suggestions that a mark be tattooed on the foot or forehead of every young person. Pauling envisioned a mark denoting genotype.

3. In 1980, U.S. News and World Report continued the warning, pointing out that the Federal Government was contemplating "National Identity Cards," without which nobody could work or conduct business.

4. The Denver Post Sun followed up in 1981, claiming that chip implants could someday replace I.D. cards. The June 21, 1981 story read in part, "The chip is placed in a needle which is affixed to a simple syringe containing an anti-bacterial solution. The needle is capped and ready to forever identify something--or somebody."

5. The May 7, 1996 Chicago Tribune questioned the technology, wondering aloud if we could trust Big Brother under our skin?

6, Then in 1997 applications for patents of subcutaneous implant devices for "a person or an animal" were applied for.

7. On April 27, 1998, Time Magazine ran the story, The Big Bank Theory And What It Says About The Future OF Money, in which they opined "Your daughter can store the money any way she wants--on her laptop, on a debit card, even (in the not too distant future) on a chip implanted under her skin."

8. In August 1998 the BBC covered the first known human microchip implantation.

9. That same month the Sunday Portland Oregonian warned that proposed medical identifiers might erode privacy rights by tracking individuals through alphanumeric health identifier technologies. The startling Oregonian feature depicted humans with barcodes in their foreheads.

10. And recently millions of Today Show viewers watched as the decade of prophetic warnings materialized when an American family got "chipped" with ADS's VeriChip™ live from a doctor's office in Boca Raton.

Since then, it's been business as usual with the chipping mantra.

Meanwhile, terrorism has many people in the mood to sacrifice their liberties... a National ID Bill Masquerading As Immigration Reform is moving through the US Congress... and Digital Angel has expanded its mass production factory in Palm Beach, Florida.

WILL DIGITAL "MARKS" SOON BE MANDATORY?

Makers of implantable microchips claim the procedure will continue to be voluntary. But a report written by Elaine M. Ramish for the Franklin Pierce Law Center says: "A [mandatory] national identification system via microchip implants could be achieved in two stages: Upon introduction as a voluntary system, the microchip implantation will appear to be palatable. After there is a familiarity with the procedure and a knowledge of its benefits, implantation would be mandatory."

George Getz, the communications director for the Libertarian Party agrees, saying: “After all, the government has never forced anyone to have a driver license, [but] try getting along without one, when everyone from your local banker to the car rental man to the hotel operator to the grocery store requires one in order for you to take advantage of their services, that amounts to a de facto mandate. If the government can force you to surrender your fingerprints to get a drivers license, why can't it force you to get a computer chip implant?”

People like Mr. Getz are correct. Conservatives and liberals alike need to contact state and federal representatives and demand laws preserving individual rights before Digital Angel and similar forces lead humanity down a high-tech path of no return.

In the same way Social Security numbers were voluntary before becoming mandatory, biometric chip implants will be compulsory in the future unless citizens take immediate and national opposition. Even Applied Digital Solution's chief executive officer Richard Sullivan envisions a scenario where people [are] required to be chipped or [have] some combination of a device requiring them to be scanned and monitored at all times.''

Last but not least, note what the prophet said.

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark [charagma; (Greek charax) meaning to stake into or "stick into"] in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark…" -- Rev. 13:16-17a

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Implanted Micro Chips Ends The Need For Medical Charts

A patient's medical history is one of the most important tools a doctor can have. More than 300 Americans have chosen a new way to make their information available in a heartbeat.

Medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay stopped by Thursday's The Early Show to discuss Verichip, a new way to ensure that your doctor will always have your medical information.

Verichip is a small electronic chip, the size of a piece of rice, that gets injected into your upper arm.

Hospital personnel can run a scanner over the embedded Verichip and by using an ID number in the chip, they can see your medical history instantly.

They can also see what medications you are taking, dosages, allergies, blood type, the name of your doctor, and any medical procedures you've undergone.

Some people are concerned that Verichip could be an invasion of privacy. Privacy expert Marc Rosenberg worries that scanners at retail stores and toll booths will also have the power to read the chips in patients' arms.

"They do literally broadcast your identity," he said. "It's a bit like having your Social Security number being transmitted from your body."

But Verichip patient Molly Minicucci Phillips isn't concerned about the privacy issue. "I have credit cards. I have EZ-Pass. I have all that," he said. "They probably could get more through that than from the Verichip."

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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US debate over Microchip Implants in humans

CityWatcher, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself — until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their arms.

The "chipping" of two workers with RFIDs — radio frequency identification tags as long as two grains of rice, as thick as a toothpick — was merely a way of restricting access to vaults that held sensitive data and images for police departments, a layer of security beyond key cards and clearance codes, the company said.

"To protect high-end secure data, you use more sophisticated techniques," Sean Darks, chief executive of the Cincinnati-based company, said. He compared chip implants to retina scans or fingerprinting. "There’s a reader outside the door; you walk up to the reader, put your arm under it, and it opens the door." Innocuous? Maybe.

But the news that Americans had, for the first time, been injected with electronic identifiers to perform their jobs fired up a debate over the proliferation of ever-more-precise tracking technologies and their ability to erode privacy in the digital age.

To some, the microchip was a wondrous invention — a high-tech helper that could increase security at nuclear plants and military bases, help authorities identify wandering Alzheimer’s patients, allow consumers to buy their groceries, literally, with the wave of a chipped hand.

To others, the notion of tagging people was Orwellian, a departure from centuries of history and tradition in which people had the right to go and do as they pleased without being tracked, unless they were harming someone else.

Chipping, these critics said, might start with Alzheimer’s patients or Army Rangers, but would eventually be suggested for convicts, then parolees, then sex offenders, then illegal immigrants — until one day, a majority of people in the United States, falling into one category or another, would find themselves electronically tagged.

Thirty years ago, the first electronic tags were fixed to the ears of cattle, to permit ranchers to track a herd’s reproductive and eating habits. In the 1990s, millions of chips were implanted in livestock, fish, pets, even racehorses.

Microchips are now fixed to car windshields as toll-paying devices, on "contactless" payment cards.

They’re embedded in Michelin tires, library books, passports and, unbeknownst to many consumers, on a host of individual items at Wal-Mart and Best Buy.

But City-Watcher.com employees weren’t appliances or pets: They were people, made scannable.

 

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Pentagon to implant microchips in soldiers' brains

The Department of Defense is planning to implant microchips in soldiers' brains for monitoring their health information, and has already awarded a $1.6 million contract to the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University for the development of an implantable "biochip".

Soldiers fear that the biochip, about the size of a grain of rice, which measures and relays information on soldiers vital signs 24 hours a day, can be used to put them under surveillance even when they are off duty.

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, C3B director and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering claims believes that the device has other long-term potential applications, such as monitoring astronauts’ vital signs during long-duration space flights and reading blood-sugar levels for diabetics.

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UK Doubts rise over Electronic Monitoring Tags

Breaches of court-imposed bail curfews involving electronic tags quadrupled last year while attempts to remove or tamper with them nearly doubled, according to new figures.

The statistics have raised fears that thousands of criminal suspects, who would normally be remanded in custody, are being granted bail under electronic monitoring in an attempt to ease overcrowding in jails.

In the year 2005 to 2006, private security companies who monitor tagged suspects reported 11,435 breaches of the conditions imposed by courts, primarily night-time curfews. But in the year to March 2007, the total number of reported breaches rose to 43,843, according to statistics from

the Ministry of Justice, which deals with courts and prisoners in England and Wales.

In 2005 to 2006, there were 1,073 "deliberate tag tampers (including removals)". That figure rose by 80 per cent last year to 1,942 incidents.

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Microchip implants mulled for HIV carriers in Indonesia's Papua

Lawmakers in Indonesia's Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behavior in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday.

John Manangsang, a doctor who is helping to prepare a new healthcare regulation bill for Papua's provincial parliament, said that unusual measures were needed to combat the virus.

"We in the government in Papua have to think hard on ways to provide protection to people from the spread of the disease," Manangsang said.

"Some of the infected people experience a change of behavior and can turn more aggressive and would not think twice of infecting others," he alleged, saying lawmakers were considering various sanctions for these people.

"Among one of the means being considered is the monitoring of those infected people who can pose a danger to others," Manangsang said.

"The use of chip implants is one of the ways to do so, but only for those few who turn aggressive and clearly continue to disregard what they know about the disease and spread the virus to others," he said.

A decision was still a long way off, he added.

The head of the Papua chapter of the National AIDS Commission, Constant Karma, reportedly slammed the proposal as a violation of human rights.

"People with HIV/AIDS are not like sharks under observation so that they have to be implanted with microchips to monitor their movements," he told the Jakarta Post.

"Any form of identification of people with HIV/AIDS violates human rights."

According to data from Papua's health office cited by the Post, the province has just over 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. Some 356 deaths have been reported. Papua has a population of about 2.5 million.

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Brat Nav... the GPS that can tag your teenager

It could be the perfect answer for parents anxious about their children's whereabouts.

A device the size of a large matchbox is being launched that exactly pinpoints a carrier's location through a global positioning system accessed by computer or mobile phone.

The gadget, called buddi, can be clipped to children's clothing or carried in their pockets. Parents then log on to see their child's position on a detailed map via satellite tracking.

Buddi also has two buttons that can be pressed if the wearer is lost or in trouble to alert friends or relatives through an emergency call centre active 24 hours a day.

But the version for children has a more intriguing alternative use. Maybe it is just the job for suspicious wives fretting about a husband "working late" again.

***WATCHMAN... Is that called a "SIDE EFFECT"???!!!...

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Getting Chipped

New technology killing off cash

Conrad Chase, British co-owner of the VIP Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, makes an unlikely human debit card.

Mr Chase and almost 100 other clubbers have opted to have tiny data chips implanted surgically under their skin. When they want to buy a drink, they simply wave their techno-enabled arms across the counter.

The chip, made by the VeriChip Corporation, is only the size of a grain of rice but can transmit an ID number to a scanner allowing money to be taken from clubbers’ bank accounts.

Mr Chase may be an extreme example but he demonstrates a wider point: Britons are rapidly embracing the cashless society. The Association for Payment Clearing Services, the UK industry body, forecasts that in less than a decade fewer than half of all payments will be made by cash.

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DHS To Cause All To Receive a Mark of Real ID

DHS warns states not to reject Real ID

Despite several state and federal efforts to force noncompliance with the new federal identification law, or Real ID Act, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has continued

work on the law's guidelines and warned states that they face consequences for failing to comply.

The Real ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, mandates national standards for all state driver's licenses and other official documents. The DHS hasn't released a final version of its regulations based on the law, but the agency has said that it will require the documents to include a digital photograph and a bar code that can be scanned by electronic readers.

The initial compliance deadline is next year, with full compliance required by 2013.

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VeriChip Wants To Be Known As The "Mark"

Welcome to Xmark, the new corporate identity for our healthcare security products.

Our new name emphasizes our focus on healthcare security.

You may have known us under the eXI or VeriChip brand, but we are now bringing all our products under the Xmark name...

http://www.xmark.com/

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Doctors back plan to implant Micro-Chip Identifiers under your skin

Doctors could soon be storing essential medical information under the skin of their patients, the American Medical Association says.

Devices the size of a grain of rice that are implanted with a needle could give emergency room doctors quick access to the records of chronically ill patients, the nation's largest doctors group said in a report.

The association adopted a policy Monday stating that the devices can improve the "safety and efficiency of patient care" by helping to identify patients and enabling secure access to clinical information.

These radio frequency identification tags (RFIDs) are already used by Wal-Mart and other businesses to speed up their shipping systems by sending out small signals that can be scanned more easily than bar codes.

Implanting them in people "can improve the continuity and coordination of care with resulting reductions in adverse drug events and other medical errors," said the report prepared by the association's ethics committee.

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Getting Chipped

American Medical Association approves Implanted Micro-Chips For Patients

EXCUSE: VeriChip Corporation Announces American Medical Association Recommends Implantable RFID Devices to Improve the Safety and Efficiency of Patient Care

VeriChip Corporation a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced the American Medical Association's (AMA) Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs has adopted a policy stating that implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) devices may help to identify patients, thereby improving the safety and efficiency of patient care, and may be used to enable secure access to patient clinical information.

***WATCHMAN... Those of you who DEPEND ON DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS are about to have to make a LIFE decision. - TAKE THE CHIP or NO TREATMENT!!!... - Do I have to say I told you it would come through need for MEDICAL TREATMENT...

VeriChip has the only FDA-cleared RFID implantable microchip for patient identification and health information purposes.

VeriChip anticipates that the AMA's recommendation will enhance the Company's marketing efforts by accelerating the adoption by hospitals of the VeriMed Patient Identification System and increasing the profile of the VeriChip among the medical community.

VeriChip Corporation, headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, develops, markets and sells radio frequency identification, or RFID, systems used to identify, locate and protect people and assets. VeriChip's goal is to become the leading provider of RFID systems for people in the healthcare industry.

The Company recently began marketing its VeriMed Patient Identification System, a passive RFID system for rapidly and accurately identifying people who arrive in an emergency room and are unable to communicate.

This system uses the first human-implantable passive RFID microchip, the implantable VeriChip, cleared for medical use in October 2004 by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

REVELATION 13:16-18 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark (charagma; [Greek charax] meaning to stake into or "stick into") in their right hand, or in their foreheads....Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six - 666 (Rev. 13:16-18)

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Getting Chipped

There Are So Many Ways You Will Be Micro chipped And Monitored

Wear your chip or eat it

Care to eat chips — not the potato ones in colorful packaging and different flavors but the digital ones, info rich variety! For starters, swallow this: If you happen to be among the select VIP members of the Baja Beach Club, one of Barcelona’s hottest night spots, you’ll not only be in the company of some very exclusive people, but also among the few with an implantable microchip. The chip was club owner Conrad Chase’s idea of offering a unique identity to the club’s VIP patrons.

Slightly larger than a grain of rice, the chip is used to identify people when they enter and pay for drinks. It is injected by a nurse under a local anesthetic. It is an RFID tag — radio frequency identification. RFID tags are miniscule microchips which listen for a radio query and respond by transmitting their unique ID code. Most RFID tags have no batteries: They use the power from the initial radio signal to transmit their response.

At the Baja Club if a special tag-reader is waved near the arm, a radio signal prompts the chip to transmit an identification number which is used to access information about the wearer from a database. Otherwise the chip is dormant. But its applications are wider.

The Baja club members are not the only users of such geeky stuff. Very soon most people might have some kind of a chip implanted in them, as a means to identify, deliver medicines, monitor health, give access to secure areas and also functions as digital door locks.

Just recently Kodak filed a patent for edible RFID chips. They’re designed for monitoring a patient’s gastric tract. The chips are covered in a harmless gelatin, which eventually dissolves. These RFID chips embed deep in the body and can be read by a scanner. After swallowing a tag a patient need only sit next to a radio source and receiver.

Kodak says that similar radio tags could also be embedded in an artificial knee or hip joint in such a way that they disintegrate as the joint does, warning of the need for surgery. Attaching tags to ordinary pills could also help nurses confirm that a patient has really taken their medicine as ordered.

VeriChip, another American company provides chips to hospitals to manage patients. It also provided chips to the Baja Club. An Israeli company Given Imaging has developed PillCam, a tiny two-sided camera the size of a large pill which patients swallow. It has been used for gastro-intestinal endoscopy tests to diagnose disorders of the oesophagus and the small intestine.

It takes pictures and sends them wirelessly to a recorder worn on the patient’s waist. The images are downloaded to a computer for diagnosis. The $450 capsule passes through the bowel naturally and is flushed down the toilet.

All this is part of what experts like to call “intra-body wireless communications”. In this more than one chip could be embedded in humans and these chips relay information to each other or to a receiver without interference, just as a radio can be tuned to different stations. So in diabetics, for example, an implanted glucose-level reader in one part of the body can communicate with an implanted insulin-pump elsewhere.

With such new innovations it will be more common in future to have some wireless devices which are ingested, implanted or simply attached to the body and linked to a network. It is still early days, but a wireless future with edible chips is clearly looming large on the horizon.

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The New World Order Tracking Devices: RFID

The Bermuda Government are issuing vehicle owners with credit card sized stickers containing a RFID chip and it is expected that every vehicle in Bermuda will carry one within a year or two.

The scheme is mandatory and a $10,000 penalty applies if owners remove the chips.

The first country to back the system was Singapore, well known for its lack of human rights.

RFID readers are being placed in telephone poles and buildings throughout Bermuda, which enable authorities to monitor the past and present location of vehicles and record the speed at which they are traveling.

The information is being sent to high speed computers that calculate everything you could possibly imagine about a travelers journey, even the route taken.

It is planned that the computer will compile a list of driving offences within the past 24 hours and will automatically pass this information on to the police.

Roger Crombie, a Bermuda resident and victim of RFID vehicle tracking said: “It should be stated that Dr. Brown, the Transport Minister who introduced this system, has said that he does not intend the chip to be used for any purpose other than tracking down drivers whose vehicles are not registered. I believe he means it, but it is not Dr. Brown’s intentions we have to worry about. It will take time to put the system in place, and Dr. Brown has said that he does not intend to stay in power forever.

“The person to worry about is the Premier who succeeds Dr. Brown, or the one who succeeds that one. The chip system is the perfect method for keeping close track of citizens, a dictator’s dream,” said concerned citizen Mr. Crombie.

Similar RFID systems are being used in New York and London, which has reduced traffic and cut business profits by 40%.

The use of RFID chips are increasing around the world at an astonishing rate, with continuous promotion from New World Order heavyweights including the Bush Administration and also from the VeriChip Corp, who manufacture human implantable chips and have been pushing for RFID chips to be tested on the U.S. military.

We have already seen the use of RFID being used in unethical ways that not only strip away personal privacy but also personal freedoms, removing the right to refuse the chips.

In just the past few weeks alone we have seen:

*Microchip implants being tested on Alzheimer’s patients

*RFID implants for workers

*The combination RFID and Wi-Fi to Track Students

*Used to track 2,500 staff in London

*Over 500,000 UK bins use the digital spies

These are just some of the more recent uses, and right now as RFID implants are being sold to the America’s youth as time saving, trendy devices that will impress your friends, development and use of these chips show no signs of slowing down.

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Microchip tags to save wildlife

The government of Jammu and Kashmir in India has started a new scheme in which microchip tags are used for all registered Tibetan antelope products.

They hope that this will check illegal trade in valuable wool that comes from the creatures used to make shawls.

The scheme was initiated on the orders of the Indian Supreme Court.

The aim of the move is to implement a total ban on antelope wool known as shahtoosh. It has been welcomed by conservationists.

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Fingerprinting and eye scans for UK children as young as five

Schools are to get the go-ahead to fingerprint pupils as young as five, in new measures to be approved by the Government.

Ministers will issue guidance telling schools they have the right to collect biometric data and install fingerprint scanners.

But the decision has angered opposition MPs who say collecting fingerprints from children will be a gift to identity thieves.

The guidance will say that personal data, including fingerprints and eyeball scans, can be collected from pupils and used to monitor attendance, so long as schools consult parents first and do not share the data with outside bodies.

Schools will be able to place fingerprint scanners at the entrances to classrooms, the school gates and even in cafeterias.

Fingerprint and eyeball scans would make it easy for schools to track children during the day, and tell if they are playing truant, or even what they have eaten for lunch.

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The Mark Of The Beast: Is federal Real ID Act for your own good? Not really

"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark in his right hand or in his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name." -- Revelation, 13:16-17

***WATCHMAN... NOTE that though this is NOT the King James version - it is correct that in order to BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST SYSTEM it must be ON YOUR PERSON. Though I believe this is a precurser it is still ON YOUR PERSON - hopefully the bill will be defeated and we will not have to test that...

We are now less than a year away from the deadline for states to comply with the federal Real ID Act.

By next May 12, all state-issued driver's licenses and ID cards must include your personal information, signature and a machine readable zone to contain all the data. That may be either a credit card type swipe strip or a Radio Frequency Identification tag, called an RFID chip, like

those used to track products and identify lost pets via low-power radio waves.

Though maintained by the individual states, the information will be mutually available among them, as well as to the federal government, effectively creating a national database accessible from tens of thousands of locations throughout the country.

It is true that under the U.S. Constitution the federal government has no authority to impose a national identity card. The 10th Amendment explicitly declares that all powers not delegated to the federal government "are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."

But Big Brother is not so easily frustrated in his determination to watch you (for your own good, you understand). So state-issued driver's licenses that are not Real ID compliant will not be accepted by the federal government as valid identification for any purpose including boarding a flight, receiving Social Security or opening an account at a federally chartered bank. In other words, the federal government has made it "so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark" of its national ID.

But the good news -- for those of us who still harbor the quaint notion that we ought to be presumed innocent until there is, at minimum, probable cause to believe otherwise -- is that we are seeing the biggest 10th Amendment showdown in nearly a century and a half.

Thirteen states have enacted resolutions or legislation opposing Real ID. Hopefully, Michigan will do so, too.

The sad thing about all of this is that the whole premise upon which the Real ID is founded -- that verifying an individual's identity will somehow prevent terrorism -- is demonstrably false. In point of fact, only two of the 19 9/11 hijackers would not have qualified for a Real ID. And, in any case, none of the rest bothered to use false ID.

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A Healthy Dose of RFID

On MIT's side, heading the EPC data project is John Williams, a specialist in simulation and large-scale data modeling who has been asked by the Department of Homeland Security to simulate different networks, such as the Internet, telephone networks and water-supply systems, where communication has broken down at one time or another.

Williams has some clear ideas about how RFID data can be used to facilitate communication among companies and about the challenges that lie ahead.

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Bush attempts to revive immigration bill

President Bush tried to revive his stalled immigration bill Thursday by reaching out to conservatives with a plan for an immediate $4.4 billion investment in border security and enforcement.

The offer heartened the president's allies, but drew mixed reviews from the bill's opponents

****(bill now includes biometric identifiers on Social Security card)

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World's Largest DNA database agreed for police across EU

A battery of police data-sharing and electronic surveillance measures to tackle trans-national crime and immigration issues was agreed by governments in Europe, 15 of which also gave the green light to a scheme for the world's biggest biometric system.

The system will store and allow sharing of data such as the photographs and fingerprints of up to 70 million non-EU citizens applying for visas to enter Europe,

Interior ministers from all 27 EU countries also agreed on automatic access to genetic information, fingerprints, and car registration details in police databases across the union.

The accord, set in Luxembourg and propelling a 2005 treaty into EU law, means police forces in one country will be able to enter the DNA details of a suspect in a European database, then obtain police information from another country if the DNA record hits a match elsewhere.

Germany, which has been driving the data-sharing campaign for the past six months, hailed the accord as "an important day for Europe". Wolfgang Schäuble, the German interior minister, said the pact was an "important element of a European information network".

The Germans and Austrians, who have been sharing DNA information on criminal suspects since December, are already claiming successes. According to the Austrian police the scheme led to the identification of a double-murder suspect: the arrest of a suspected burglar in Vienna in

March, involving his genetic code being fed into the database, led to the discovery that the man was wanted over the murder of two people in Tenerife two years ago.

Britain, traditionally a jealous guardian of its sovereignty on police and judicial policy areas in the EU, welcomed the accord, after diluting some provisions for police cooperation earlier this year.

"Criminals do not respect borders," said Joan Ryan, the Home Office minister. "It is vitally important that our law enforcement authorities have the tools available to obtain information held by other EU countries as quickly as possible."

At first the proposals were for police in one country to operate "hot pursuit" of criminal suspects across national borders without asking the permission of other countries. But that provision was dropped at British insistence, though it will still be practiced widely on the continent. Ireland also opposed those pursuit plans.

Criticism of the measures from civil liberties groups has been muted. But UK Conservatives criticized the data-sharing pact. "We are sleepwalking into Big Brother Europe while our government stands idly by," said the Tory MEP Syed Kamall.

The shadow home secretary, David Davis, accused the Home Office of incompetence. "How exactly will our European counterparts ensure that the personal details of British citizens remain safe?"

The biometric database for visas from non-EU applicants is said to be aimed at "visa shopping". An applicant refused a visa by a member state will automatically be disqualified from seeking a visa to any of 13 countries in the border-free travel zone of the EU called the Schengen area. Franco Frattini, the European immigration commissioner, said the new visa system should be in place by early 2009.

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Forced Micro chipping Of Criminals Bill Sent Back To Senate For More Work

Legislation that would authorize microchip implants in people convicted of violent crimes was sent back to a committee for more work after state House members questioned whether the proposal would violate constitutional civil liberties.

The measure, approved by the Senate, authorizes microchip implants for persons convicted of one or more of 19 violent offenses who have to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence, including murder, rape and some forms of robbery and burglary, while prohibiting government from requiring microchips implants in anyone else.

The tiny electronic implants are commonly used to keep track of pets and livestock, but several House members questioned whether their forced use in people would be unconstitutionally invasive.

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Wi-fi and RFID used for people tracking

Wireless tracking systems could be used to protect patients in hospitals and students on campuses, backers of the technology said.

The combination of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and wi-fi allows real-time tracking of objects or people inside a wireless network.

Angelo Lamme, from Motorola, said tracking students on a campus could help during a fire or an emergency.

"You would know where your people are at any given moment," he said.

Marcus Birkl, head of wireless at Siemens, said location tracking of assets or people was one of the biggest incentives for companies, hospitals and education institutions to roll out wi-fi networks.

Both firms were at The Wireless Event, in London, this week selling new products in the area of so-called real-time location services.

Siemens is pushing a complete system, developed with Finnish firm Ekahau, which can track objects or people.

Battery powered

Battery-powered RFID tags are placed on an asset and they communicate with at least three wireless access points inside the network to triangulate a location.

There needs to be standards put in place so the data is not abused for other purposes

Marcus Birkl, head of wireless at Siemens

Mr Birkl said: "The tags have a piece of software on them and they detect the signal strength of different access points.

"This information is sent back to the server and it then models the movement of the tag depending on the shift in signal strength detected."

For the system to work, the building or area that has been deployed with a wireless network needs to have been mapped and calibrated.

To effectively locate objects a wireless access point is needed every 30 metres and Siemens said it was able to pinpoint assets to within a metre of their actual position.

Mr Birkl said: "It's very useful for the health care industry - where there are highly expensive pieces of mobile equipment that move around a hospital.

"At every point in the day health staff need to know where it is."

The system can also be used to track wi-fi equipped devices, such as laptops, tablet PCs and wi-fi enabled phones.

"You can record movements over a period of time. You can see if the security guard in the night makes the right rounds, for example," said Mr Birkl.

He added: "You can set certain boundaries and parameters. If a certain device enters or leaves an area it could trigger an alarm."

'More popular'

As wi-fi becomes more popular in schools, the technology could also be used to track students.

Hospital patient

RFID tags could track patients and equipment

"It has to be aligned with the understanding of the people who are tracked," said Mr Birkl.

There have been privacy concerns expressed in some quarters about RFID tags, especially around the possible use of tags on shopping goods to monitor consumer spending habits.

RFID supporters have pointed out that the tags cannot be read at a great distance, but combining the technology with wi-fi raises the possibility of remote tracking.

Tags on products are typically passive - they have no power source and are only activated when read by a scanner in close proximity. These tags contain only an identifying number and can be small enough to embed in a

sheet of paper.

But the tags used in conjunction with a wi-fi network have to be active - they need a power source and have software installed on them that communicates with the wireless access points.

The tags, therefore, are larger in size, and currently are impractical for use on anything other than high value consumer goods or, potentially, on people.

"There needs to be standards put in place so the data is not abused for other purposes," said Mr Birkl.

He added: "But there are clear benefits to keeping people safe."

More than half of respondents to a recent pan-Europe consultation on RFID said regulations were needed to police the use of tags.

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Microchips in garbage bins spy on three million

More than three million households in Britain have rubbish bins equipped with "waste stealth tax" technology, it was claimed last night.

Rubbish bins: Microchips in bins spy on 3m homes The microchips could be used to charge households for the amount of non-recyclable waste produced

Ahead of today's publication of the Government's national waste strategy, a survey revealed that 68 town halls have spent millions of pounds buying bins with microchips.

The figure is double previous estimates and will fuel fears that Labor has been moving secretly towards a European-style "bin tax".

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Getting Chipped

Care facility to electronically tag patients despite protests

A Florida adult-care facility is going ahead with plans to implant identity chips into patients with Alzheimer's disease who are in its care, despite protests that it is a form of branding.

Alzheimer's Community Care in West Palm Beach will implant a radio frequency identification chip into Alzheimer's patients with the consent of their families or the patients themselves if they are deemed competent.

The chip, which is slightly larger than a grain of rice, is implanted under the skin of the right forearm. Each chip will contain a unique 16-digit number that, when scanned in an emergency room, will link to the patient's medical records.

Mary Barnes, the president and CEO of Alzheimer's Community Care, said the RFID chips, manufactured by VeriChip Corp., provided the best means of giving medical personnel access to a patient's medical history, since people with Alzheimer's often cannot relay that information themselves.

"Our patients are the most fragile and vulnerable of any population," Barnes said.

While the RFID implants have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, VeriChip is testing the effectiveness of the chips in a real-world situation to see if Alzheimer's patients with the chip receive "quicker and better treatment" than those without, said VeriChip CEO Scott Silverman.

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VeriChip Shares Soar On Alzheimer's

Shares of VeriChip Corp., which makes implantable locating and identification devices, soared Friday on reports the company's VeriMed identification chip will be used for consenting Alzheimer's patients at a Florida adult care facility.

The stock gained $1.17, or 27 percent, to reach $5.50 in afternoon trading.

Shares have traded between $4.27 and $6.99 over the last 52 weeks.

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GPS Micro-Chip implant makes debut

Company field-tests prototype used to track movements of human host

Applied Digital Solutions, a technology development company, yesterday said it has created and successfully field-tested a prototype of a GPS implant for humans.

The dimensions of this initial "personal location device," or PLD, prototype are said to be 2.5 inches in diameter by 0.5 inches in depth, roughly the size of a pacemaker.

Once inserted into a human, the device can be tracked by Global Positioning Satellite technology and the information relayed wirelessly to the Internet, where an individual's location, movements and vital signs can be stored in a database for future reference.

Dr. Peter Zhou, vice president and chief scientist of Applied Digital Solutions, said: "We're very encouraged by the successful field testing and follow-up laboratory testing of this working PLD prototype.

The specially designed antenna is working as planned. While reaching the working prototype stage represents a significant advancement in the development of PLD, we continue to pursue further enhancements, especially with regard to miniaturization and the power supply.

We should be able to reduce the size of the device dramatically before the end of this year."

***WATCHMAN... What did I tell you! Applied Digital said just a short time ago there was NO SUCH DEVICE and I told you then they were lieing --- Is this the MARK --- 666? --- could be!!!...

The induction-based power-recharging method is similar to that used to recharge implantable pacemakers, the company said. This recharging technique functions without requiring any physical connection between the power source and the implant.

As the process of miniaturization proceeds in the coming months, the company said it expects to be able to shrink the size of the device to at least one-half and perhaps to as little as one-tenth the current size.

***WATCHMAN... I told you they would SHRINK it down enough to fit in a small capsule!!!...

Applied said the technology it used for the device builds on U.S. Patent No. 5,629,678 for a "personal tracking and recovery system," which Digital acquired in 1999.

At the time Applied obtained the patent, it named the technology "Digital Angel" and announced that a prototype would be unveiled in October of 2000.

The company proceeded to issue the technology in the form of a wristwatch and pager, and following privacy concerns and verbal protests over marketing the technology for government use, Applied backed away from public discussion about such implants and the possibility of using them to usher in a "cashless society."

In addition, to quell privacy concerns, the company issued numerous denials, stating it had no plans to release such an implant.

***watchman... A LIE is a LIE that no EXCUSE can change --- Why cover it up??? --- can't you guess??? --- I can...

In April of 2002 that the company planned such implant technology, Applied Digital spokesman Matthew Cossolotto accused reporters of intentionally printing falsehoods.

Less than three weeks later, the company issued a press release announcing that it was accelerating development on a GPS implant.

***WATCHMAN... Why not just say you are trying to produce 666 --- the MARK OF THE WORLD BEAST SYSTEM...

Appliede Digitals bald-faced lies about its plans in the past should send off warning flares about its intentions and the ethical foundation of its culture.

How much longer before implants are mandatory by law for all American citizens, and those in the rest of the world?"

Applied also markets the implantable VeriChip, a radio frequency identification chip that can carry an individual's unique identification number as well as store personal data.

In addition, the company recently unveiled in London it's new Bio-Thermo chip implant, which can read and transmit a person's temperature and has numerous health-care applications.

In the works are other chips that can carry technology that identifies blood pressure, disease and hormonal levels.

REVELATION 13:16-18 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark (charagma; [Greek charax] meaning to stake into or "stick into") in their right hand, or in their foreheads....Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (Rev. 13:16-18)

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Plan to Implant Micro-Chips in Alzheimer's patients causes protest

It looks deceptively familiar. The patient rolls up his sleeve, the doctor sticks a needle into his arm, and soon it's all over. But this is n o routine vaccination.

Instead, the patient has been injected with a fleck of silicon that will uniquely identify him when zapped with radio waves.

Now, nearly three years after their use was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) chips are the focus of a new controversy.

If the plan goes ahead, it will be the first time the technology has been tried on a group of people with a specific mental impairment.

The forgetfulness that comes with Alzheimer's can make it impossible for people with the condition to pass on vital information when faced with a medical emergency, which is why advocates are keen to make use of RFID chips with this group.

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Would an implanted chip help to keep my child safe?

In the wake of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, every type of child monitoring device is in demand. 

If your child could wear an implant – a microchip that could tell a computer where he or she was at any time to within a few meters – would you buy it? 

After the horrific snatch of three-year-old Madeleine McCann from her bed in Portugal, the answer from many parents seems to be “yes”.

Professor Kevin Warwick, who developed the technology that made it possible for the first child in Britain to volunteer to be “chipped” in 2002 – after the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman – has been bombarded with e-mails over the past few days from parents desperate to keep tabs on their children.

There are, however, many other child-tracking devices on the market that will almost certainly have a surge in sales over the next few weeks.

They range from pay-as-you-go tracking services that follow the SIM card in your child’s mobile phone to electronic wristbands and specially tagged pajamas.

Some companies have shied away from such gadgets, fearing legal actions from parents should they fail for any reason, but others believe that the gadgets are destined to become part of normal parenting.

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VeriChip Corporation Sells Its 1,200th Infant Protection System

VeriChip's infant protection systems are designed to prevent infant abductions and inadvertent child mishandlings. The main component of the systems is a wearable RFID tag that is assigned to child and mother following birth. Monitors positioned throughout the hospital detect the integrity of the tags and location of the child. If a newborn is removed from the ward, if the tag is lifted from the baby's skin or if the ankle strap is compromised, the system immediately triggers an alarm, alerting hospital security to the situation.

***WATCHMAN... GOOD? for the baby? -BUT- Overall it is BAD for the future 666 MARK of the WORLD BEAST SYSTEM...

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National ID card a disaster in the making

Six years into the "new normal" of terror alerts, identification checks, electronic surveillance, and increasing levels of secrecy-based security, the prospect of a national identification card needs serious public debate.

In its own guidance document, the department (DHS) has proposed branding citizens not possessing a Real ID card in a manner that lets all who see their official state-issued identification know that they're "different," and perhaps potentially dangerous

 

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Imagine just waving your hand over a screen to pay the check at a restaurant.

It might sound like something from a "Star Trek" episode, but researchers at Snowflake Technologies in Memphis are well on their way to making it happen.

Using technology developed by their parent company, Luminetx Corp., Snowflake personnel are in the process of developing a device that can identify a person by the patterns of veins in his or her hand.

"We read your veins like barcodes - and no two are alike," said Jim Phillips, president and chief executive officer of Memphis-based Luminetx.

In this case, the unique characteristic is a pattern of veins on any part of human anatomy, from the foot to the forehead. The technology works because every person has a unique vein pattern, even identical twins.

"In the future, vascular identification will become commonplace,"

Phillips said. "What could be easier? It will be as common as an ID card."

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USA Drivers licenses to feature RFID chips

The state of Washington announced a pilot project to introduce a driver's license ‘enhanced’ with a radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip that would encode personal information and possibly serve as a passport-alternative if approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill March 23 allowing Washington residents to apply for the $40 voluntary driver's license beginning in January.

***WATCHMAN... You may not like me saying this BUT being a WOMAN and a DEMOCRAT adds up to End Times TROUBLE these days...

Gregoire spokeswoman Kristin Jacobsen said the enhanced license is intended to be an alternative way of complying with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative mandated by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the Real ID Act, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America all call for ID technology to be built into drivers' licenses, passports and other types of border-crossing identification.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... BUT these are NOT REAL THREATS they keep telling us that it is for our own good...

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

Concerns are being expressed within the Department of Homeland Security, however, regarding the wisdom of applying RFID technology to human identification programs.

Under the WHTI, as of Jan. 23 all citizens of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico were required to present a valid passport, or some other federally accepted document, to enter or re-enter the U.S. by air travel.

As early as Jan. 1, 2008, these passport requirements will be extended to all citizens of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico who enter or re-enter the U.S. by land or sea, extending even to ferry travel

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***WATCHMAN... Though NOT a chip it is Biblical BACK OF THE HAND/FOREHEAD MARKING!...

The Barcode In Your Hand - USA Drivers licenses to feature RFID chips -

Imagine just waving your hand over a screen to pay the check at a restaurant.

It might sound like something from a "Star Trek" episode, but researchers at Snowflake Technologies in Memphis are well on their way to making it happen.

Using technology developed by their parent company, Luminetx Corp., Snowflake personnel are in the process of developing a device that can identify a person by the patterns of veins in his or her hand.

"We read your veins like barcodes - and no two are alike," said Jim Phillips, president and chief executive officer of Memphis-based Luminetx.

In this case, the unique characteristic is a pattern of veins on any part of human anatomy, from the foot to the forehead. The technology works because every person has a unique vein pattern, even identical twins.

"In the future, vascular identification will become commonplace,"

Phillips said. "What could be easier? It will be as common as an ID card."

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USA Drivers licenses to feature RFID chips

The state of Washington announced a pilot project to introduce a driver's license ‘enhanced’ with a radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip that would encode personal information and possibly serve as a passport-alternative if approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill March 23 allowing Washington residents to apply for the $40 voluntary driver's license beginning in January.

***WATCHMAN... You may not like me saying this BUT being a WOMAN and a DEMOCRAT adds up to End Times TROUBLE these days...

Gregoire spokeswoman Kristin Jacobsen said the enhanced license is intended to be an alternative way of complying with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative mandated by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the Real ID Act, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America all call for ID technology to be built into drivers' licenses, passports and other types of border-crossing identification.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... BUT these are NOT REAL THREATS they keep telling us that it is for our own good...

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

Concerns are being expressed within the Department of Homeland Security, however, regarding the wisdom of applying RFID technology to human identification programs.

Under the WHTI, as of Jan. 23 all citizens of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico were required to present a valid passport, or some other federally accepted document, to enter or re-enter the U.S. by air travel.

As early as Jan. 1, 2008, these passport requirements will be extended to all citizens of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico who enter or re-enter the U.S. by land or sea, extending even to ferry travel

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       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Implanting Citizens With Verichips

The Taking of Free Will

In October, 2004, the FDA approved an implantable microchip for use in humans. A tiny subcutaneous RFID tag, now made by several American companies like Applied Digital Solutions, VeriChip, and Digital Angel are mass-producing RFID chips and stocking chip warehouses and

implantation centers. Upper level governmental officials are getting “chipped” to demonstrate public acceptance of the technology, and they are very quick to highlight the humanitarian uses of tracking devices in humans.

Children and pets should be chipped in case they get lost. Chipping children will help to locate kidnapped kids. Chipping senior citizens gives hospitals immediate access to their medical records. Many millionaires and their children are chipping themselves for security reasons. Large herds of cattle and sheep are implanted to assist ranchers and farmers with efficient tracking. Security, medical and emergency applications seem to be call of the corporations and their government backers when it comes to the new branding technologies, but for American citizens it is, first and foremost, an outrage, unthinkable, immoral, and for many it is demonic.

RFID technology is everywhere. It’s in the cars that we drive, in the products sold at Wal-Mart, in our cell phones, and in many other applications, but the Digital Angel Chip takes implementation technology to a whole new level of abuse. Digital Angel combined advanced biosensor technology and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications that are linked to Global Positioning Systems. The chip, utilizing advanced biosensor capabilities, can monitor body functions and transmit that data anywhere in the world while giving out accurate location

information to a ground station or monitoring facility. If that is not the death of privacy, what is? If corporations can monitor our body functions and our locations, twenty-four hours a day and year after year, then what is privacy?

Now let’s add to the Verichips the other biometric technologies which identify humans by unique biological or physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, retina characteristics, and face recognition points - all this multi-billion dollar technology to

safeguard millionaires, to track lost children and pets, to track child molesters, and to help seniors? If you believe that, then I’ve got some wetland to sell you in a Biosphere Reserve…

Always remember this – RFID technology was created and tested prior to 9-11, and 9-11 has been the primary excuse for human tracking. And laughingly, so has illegal immigration, which clearly is not illegal as our borders are to remain open.

It is time for all American citizens to stop with the naivety. It is time to recognize a government that is deviously linked to and in bed with corporations who intend to rule over all human beings. And please remember that social security cards were never meant to be mandatory.

Nor were driver’s licenses or bankcards, but try getting by one day without them. Banking is slated to become a totally RFID operation with chips implanted into the hands of those with bank accounts. Try getting by without a bank account when you send your bill payments to account

centers across the country. And also keep in mind that the U.S. postal service is also in the process of RFID Smart-Mail tracking.

The writing is on the wall – again – and the writing clearly states that our government does not serve the well being of its citizens, but rather the intentions of corporations, databases, and law enforcement. Equally, our schools have partnered with RFID corporations as many school children now wear mandatory RFID tags in schools. Remember that schools are government institutions, so requiring students to wear tracking devices is a governmental mandate. Will this technology be mandated for right our right to drive? For our right to buy and sell?

For our right to receive medical treatment? For our right to travel? For our Right to buy gasoline? Take a wild guess.

And gun owners – heads up! On April 13, 2004, Applied Digital Solutions announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, VeriChip Corporation, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FN Manufacturing, a leading gun manufacturer, to develop a first in the world of firearms. Their objective is an integrated” User Authorization System” for firearms using VeriChip RFID technology. You shall be chipped in order to keep and bear. You had to know that was coming considering the 30-year, non-stop efforts to deny you of your 2nd Amendment rights. (A

well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.)

Little known is also the global aspect of RFID chipping technology and efforts. Mexico is on a mission to chip all children due to a high rate of kidnappings. Subdermal personal verification technology is being used in Russia, Switzerland, China, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, Argentine,

Canada, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, England, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Africa, South Korea, on and on and on.

RFID and chipping industries include banks, gas stations, hospitals, social security numbers and drivers’ licenses, passports, schools, military including our soldiers and our enemies, automobiles, telephones and cell phones, televisions, computer systems, prisons, schools, pre-schools, government, all work places and corporations, bars, restaurants, country clubs and other private clubs – or, in other words, it’s everywhere, but like all the other global infrastructures that were slid beneath us by our government and its corporations, RFID technology and human chipping is mostly blacked-out via media so that we do not know their truth and the horrible extent of that truth.

I beg of you, my dear American people, do not spend one more day ignoring what you know to be true. America is being conquered from within, as so many have said would, in fact, occur. Can you not see that there is a mad rush to implement the final structures necessary to recreate America, our beliefs and values, our Constitutional Rights, and to take every ounce of our privacy? Connect all the dots you see in America – all the changes and daily dismissal of our voting rights under Memorandums of Understanding, NGOs, stakeholding groups, councils, and other consensus operations.

Besides our lives, perhaps the most important gift from our Maker is the gift of free will, for without it we are unable to pass life’s tests. Without free will, we are nothing more than robotic creatures that must respond as mandated by enslavers and their technologies. If we become implanted people, we are enslaved people – mind, body, and soul. You cannot take free will from people and call it progress, science, or protection. You can only call it anti-God, which is, of course, the ultimate goal.

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VeriChip Hopes To Round Up More Micro-Chip Implantees

VeriChip Corporation, a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, will present at the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) 30th Annual Symposium in Hollywood,

Florida, on March 29- 30, 2007.

The conference attracts over 4000 medical directors, attending physicians, nurses, administrators,

consultant pharmacists and other long-term care professionals.

VeriChip expects to enroll additional physicians in its VeriMed Patient Identification System network through the symposium.

Presenting on behalf of VeriChip is AMDA Foundation Chair and former AMDA President Jonathan Musher, MD, CMD.

***WATCHMAN... I said two years ago this chip would be introduced through the MEDICAL PROFESSION...

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Bill Takes On "Future Problem" Of Involuntary Microchip Implants [666]

The good scenario is this: a hit-and-run victim arrives unconscious and without ID at a hospital, where a simple check finds a microchip implanted in his arm. Immediately, doctors know his identity, his blood type and any drug allergies.

It's already happening for hundreds of patients who have chosen to have their medical records stored on a microchip implanted in their arms.

But Sen. Bill Posey is worried about the bad scenario: A hospital, the military, some rogue government agent perhaps, putting a chip in someone against his will. Why it might happen, Posey's not sure. But the technology exists, and he doesn't want to chance it.

"You shouldn't have these chips in people without their consent," said Posey, who is sponsoring a bill moving in the Legislature to prohibit anyone from implanting a microchip in someone without that person's approval.

"No, I'm not a conspiracy theorist," said Posey, R-Rockledge. "But the reality is chips exist, and if they were implanted without your knowledge or consent it would be a severe violation of your privacy."

The bill (SB 2220) won unanimous approval from the Senate Health Regulation Committee, although several committee members expressed doubts about whether the measure is needed.

"Is there a problem?" asked Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey. "Are there people out there putting microchips in people?"

***WATCHMAN... WHY Senator Fasano would we want to WAIT until it begins??? - STOP IT NOW!!!...

Well, yes. A Florida company has federal approval for a microchip implant for patients who want to have their medical records easily available when they go for medical care, as in the scenario of the guy arriving at the emergency room unconscious.

But the company, VeriChip, has the consent of all the patients who participate.

Its VeriMed system is increasingly used - more than 500 hospitals are making it available for patient identification and have the scanning technology to read the information stored on the chips, according to the Delray Beach-based company. More than 1,400 doctors have made the chips

available to their patients.

Generally, the company doesn't oppose Posey's bill because it believes chip implantation should be voluntary, said chairman and CEO Scott Silverman.

***WATCHMAN... "GENERALLY" What kind of DOUBLE SPEAK is that??? You DO or you DON't - BLACK & WHITE - PURE & SIMPLE - YES OR NO...

"It should always be with the knowledge of the person receiving it," Silverman said in an interview.

He understands the fears of where the technology may be headed.

"There seems to be fears of being able to track people," the way global positioning systems are used to track stolen cars. Silverman argues the technology isn't there yet for that.

***WATCHMAN... Either that is a LIE or other reports I have read saying it is aleardy possible are LIES...

"With the chip being about the size of a grain of rice, there's no way as far as I could see that any kind of GPS technology could be implanted in a product that size," he said.

Posey disagrees, and said if it hasn't already been done, it soon will be. He wrote about the idea 10 years ago in a self-published science fiction novel.

Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, has also seen the idea before - in a 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film.

"They did that in 'Total Recall,' you ever see that movie?" Aronberg asked during debate on the bill Wednesday. "It didn't work then, either."

***WATCHMAN... Hollywood movies are often use to CONDITION people to coming ideas or commercially available products like soft drinks and computers for instance...

He voted for the bill, but lacked enthusiasm for it. "I don't know if this is the most pressing issue facing Floridians - today," Aronberg said.

***WATCHMAN... WHY Senator Aronberg would we want to WAIT until it begins??? - STOP IT NOW!!!...

While some fear the technology may be used for tracking, others had the opposite concern - that tracking won't be permitted.

Sen. J. D. Alexander, R-Winter Haven, worried the bill would prevent judges from ordering that microchips be implanted into criminals against their will if the technology became available to track probationers that way.

***WATCHMAN... JAILED CRIMINALS have no rights -BUT- what if an INNOCENT person is jailed - Like a CHRISTIAN in the LAST DAYS...

A Posey aide told Alexander the bill would indeed prevent that.

Sen. Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, half-jokingly asked how he might implant one in a teenage daughter.

***WATCHMAN... Now there is a BRILLIANT (SCOFFING OPPOSITE) senatorial thing to say...

While the measure moved easily through committee, it's ultimately unlikely to pass because it doesn't have a House sponsor.

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       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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The selling point for implanting biochips beneath your skin is that they cannot be stolen.

The selling point for implanting biochips beneath your skin is that they cannot be stolen. They can be used to access ATM’s, pay bills, sign contracts, verify your identity--all without your wallet--and locate lost or kidnapped children.

Should you, yourself, become lost or disabled, a global array of satellites will locate you, or any person who has been implanted with a SIB (Subdermally Implanted Biochip) anywhere on the planet.

A SIB can contain complete, valuable medical data about its wearer, saving lives in trauma cases. It can also index the wearer’s criminal record, voting record, party affiliation, and level of access to government facilities and benefits, all without the wearer knowing exactly what’s in there. Citizens will just have to take the government’s word that everything is kosher.

Eventually, governments will insist that all citizens have SIBs. You will not be able to use your bank, open home utility accounts, nor sign contracts unless fitted with a SIB, for ‘security purposes.’

One day, your car won't start and you won't be able to get a tow truck nor money to repair it because it your SIB chip is not working. The bank’s ATM won’t accept your SIB’s code, yet you see it accepting the SIB’s of other customers.

Your spouse will call from the grocery store, saying her chip also isn’t working and she can’t buy food for the kids. Once, stores accepted both cash and SIB’s, but by edict of the Federal Reserve System, no one may use cash nor credit cards any more. All for reasons of ‘national security’ of course.

After hours of begging a government agency for an answer, it will turn out that a 20 year old clerk in Scumpond, Mass., put a hold on your whole family’s chips because of an unpaid parking ticket attributed to your vehicle’s license plate number.

You shout that you have never even been to Scumpond, Mass., but it falls on deaf ears. You are told that you will have to take the matter up with Ms. Dumklerk in person. You telephone the Scumpond City Hall Department of Revenue from your neighbor's home, as your own phone was just shut off because of your “criminal status.”

They tell you that Ms. Dumklerk is on a leave of absence, so you'll just have to be patient until she returns. No one else can help you, because Ms. Dumklerk encrypted access to all her files with her SIB code, which is against procedure, but they never had time to train her properly because they are under funded and overworked.

You are told to call back in a four weeks, when Ms. Dumclerk might be back from the rain forest. Sorry.

Unable to buy or sell, you turn to family, friends and neighbors for aid. You need a car to get to work, food, diapers, milk, a kerosene heater for your house and candles, since the electric is shut off.

Your parents try to help, but they are immediately warned at the cash-less register in the store that they are not allowed to exceed their “fair share” in purchasing food and hardware for an elderly couple, which has already been calculated by the U.S. Department of Earth First. Sadly, they give you what little excess they had in their pantry, but it will only help your family for a few days.

Ditto for your few friends and neighbors. After surrendering their small hordes, most give excuses, because they know what it means to fall under the scrutiny of the government for exceeding their “fair share” of the planet’s resources, as scientifically defined by U.C. Berkeley.

After two weeks, the baby is whining for milk, the children are begging for food and your wife can't stop crying. You no longer can use a phone to call Scumpond. Your neighbor just told you that his telephone is off limits, since you caused it to exceed the time allotment authorized by the U.S. Department of Communications Conservation. He is now himself under resource scrutiny.

Desperate, with no options left, you remember the old unregistered pistol buried beneath your bedroom floorboards. Never in your life did you think you would stoop this low, but the baby is now screaming non-stop.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted March 13 2007 -----------------------------------

From Biometric Scanning to Microchips and the Mark of the Beast

Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Coming of Antichrist

Today I learned that Madras High School in the little town of Madras, Oregon is the latest government institution to allow students to pay for their lunch with the swipe of a hand.

Only yesterday in a related event, Chief of Police Jack Schmidig of Bergen County, NJ, a member of the police force for over 30 years, received a VeriChip as part of Applied Digital Solution's strategy of enlisting key regional leaders to accelerate adoption of its implantable product.

Kevin H. McLaughlin, VeriChip Corporation's CEO said of the event that "High-profile regional leaders are accepting the VeriChip, representing an excellent example of our approach to gaining adoption of the technology."

The new and aggressive indoctrination program - Thought and Opinion Leaders to Play Key Role in Adoption of VeriChip - is intended to create widespread acceptance and exponential adaptation of the company's FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID tag.

Earlier this year ADS provided testimony that safeguards have been implemented to ensure privacy in connection with implantable microchips. ADS received patent rights to Digital Angel (TM) technology on December 10, 1999. What set Digital Angel apart from the competition was the innovative design--a miniature digital transceiver specifically created for human implantation.

According to information released last year the implantable transceiver "sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) technology. The transceiver's power supply and actuation system are unlike anything ever created. When implanted within a body, the device is powered electromechanically through the movement of muscles, and it can be activated either by the 'wearer' or by the monitoring facility."

An Information Technology report recently verified plans to study implantable chips as a method of tracking terrorists. After first pulling back from the implantable version of its Digital Angel, ADS foresees a unique use of its product under the new name VeriChip in the wake of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

"We've changed out thinking since September 11," a company spokesman said, "Now there's more of a need to monitor evil activities."

ADS also claims the VeriChip (Digital Angel) has a variety of other uses, such as "providing a tamper-proof means of identification for enhanced e-business security, animal tracking, locating lost or missing individuals, tracking the location of valuable property and monitoring the medical conditions of at-risk patients."

Following the Internet World Wireless 2001 award for "Best of Show: Client Services," Mercedes Walton, President and COO of Applied Digital Solutions, said: ``We have always had high expectations for the Digital Angel products. This award is truly a validation of our faith in Digital Angel's ability to capture the imagination of the public. Consumer anticipation has translated into accelerated interest from potential partners and allies. We are eager to bring Digital Angel to the marketplace in a very timely manner...."

To further advocate Digital Angel technology, Applied Digital Solutions launched a website http://www.digitalangel.net where viewers can peruse diagrams and read summary information.

Other manufacturers of sub-skin implants have quietly field-tested similar devices over the past few years. The London Times reported in October 1998, "Film stars and the children of millionaires are among 45 people, including several Britons, who have been fitted with the chips (called the Sky Eye) in secret tests."

Due to civil liberty and privacy issues, the ACLU announced opposition to mandatory microchip implantation when applied to humans. The ACLU is certain to be a strange bedfellow of Christians and conservatives concerning this issue.

THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY?

Many Christians believe that, before long, an antichrist system will appear. It will be a New World Order, under which national boundaries dissolve, and ethnic groups, ideologies, religions, and economics from around the world, orchestrate a single and dominant sovereignty. The system will supposedly be free of religious and political extremes, and membership will tolerate the philosophical and cultural differences of its constituents. Except for minor nonconformities, war, terrorism, and hunger will be a thing of the past.

According to popular Biblical interpretation, a single personality will surface at the head of the utopian administration. He will appear as a man of distinguished character, but will ultimately become "a king of fierce countenance" (Dan. 8:23).

With imperious decree the Antichrist will facilitate the one-world government, universal religion, and globally monitored socialism. Those who refuse his New World Order will inevitably be imprisoned or destroyed, until at last he exalts himself "above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2 Thess. 2:4).

The Antichrist's widespread power will be derived at the expense of individual human liberties. He will force "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [666]" (Rev. 13:16-18).

For many years the idea that humans could somehow succumb to little more than branded cattle, and that rugged individualism would thereafter be sacrificed for an anesthetized universal harmony, was repudiated by America’s greatest minds.

Then, in the 1970’s, things began to change. Following a call by Nelson Rockefeller for the creation of a "New World Order," presidential candidate Jimmy Carter campaigned, saying, "We must replace balance of power politics with world order politics."

During the 1980's President George Bush continued the one-world dirge, announcing over national television that "a New World Order" had arrived. Following the initial broadcast, President Bush addressed the Congress, saying, "What is at stake is more than one small country [Kuwait], it is a big idea--a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle, and worthy of our children’s future!"

Ever since the President's astonishing newscast, a parade of political and religious leaders have discharged a profusion of rhetoric aimed at implementing the goals of a New World Order.

Developers of biometric implant chips employ similar language in announcing compatible global technologies, and many Americans consider electronically marking humans or implanting a series of digital equations beneath the skin to be the natural progress of advancing and necessary technologies.

IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE

Some people believe implantable microchips will be the Biblical Mark of the Beast. These claim that acts of terrorism such as the ones in New York and Washington, encourage microchipping humans for identification purposes.

But even before the New York and Pentagon tragedies, a push was being made to brand and monitor humanity.

Consider the following:

* As far back as 1973, Senior Scholastics introduced school age children to the concept of buying and selling using numbers inserted in their forehead. In the September 20, 1973 feature "Who Is Watching You?" the secular high school journal speculated: "All buying and selling in the

program will be done by computer. No currency, no change, no checks. In the program, people would receive a number that had been assigned them tattooed in their wrist or forehead. The number is put on by laser beam and cannot be felt. The number in the body is not seen with the naked

eye and is as permanent as your fingerprints. All items of consumer goods will be marked with a computer mark. The computer outlet in the store which picks up the number on the items at the checkstand will also pick up the number in the person's body and automatically total the price and deduct the amount from the person's 'Special Drawing Rights' account."

* In the 1974 article "The Specter of Eugenics," Charles Frankel pointed out Linus Pauling's (Nobel Prize winner) suggestions that a mark be tattooed on the foot or forehead of every young person. Pauling envisioned a mark denoting genotype.

* In 1980, U.S. News and World Report continued the warning, pointing out that the Federal Government was contemplating "National Identity Cards," without which nobody could work or conduct business.

* The Denver Post Sun followed up in 1981, claiming that chip implants could someday replace I.D. cards. The June 21, 1981 story read in part, "The chip is placed in a needle which is affixed to a simple syringe containing an anti-bacterial solution. The needle is capped and ready to forever identify something--or somebody."

* The May 7, 1996 Chicago Tribune questioned the technology, wondering aloud if we could trust Big Brother under our skin?

* Then in 1997 applications for patents of subcutaneous implant devices for "a person or an animal" were applied for.

* On April 27, 1998, Time Magazine ran the story, The Big Bank Theory And What It Says About The Future OF Money, in which they opined "Your daughter can store the money any way she wants--on her laptop, on a debit card, even (in the not too distant future) on a chip implanted under her skin."

* In August 1998 the BBC covered the first known human microchip implantation.

* That same month the Sunday Oregonian warned that proposed medical identifiers might erode privacy rights by tracking individuals through alphanumeric health identifier technologies. The startling Oregonian feature depicted humans with barcodes in their foreheads.

* Senator Robb (Virginia) felt it necessary to add the MARC (multi-technology automated reader card) Card Amendment to the FY97 DOD Authorization Bill.

* One can only speculate why bionics is now attempting to create organisms that contain linked organic (human cells) material with biometric chips for human implantation.

* Recently millions of Today Show viewers watched an American family get "chipped" with ADS's VeriChip™ live from a doctor's office in Boca Raton.

* VeriChip recently has been solicting interest from the US Military to implant all US Military forces with implantable "dogtag" VeriChips.

* Meanwhile, terrorism has many people in the mood these days to sacrifice human liberties... and Digital Angel has opened its mass production factory in Palm Beach, Florida.

WILL DIGITAL "MARKS" SOON BE MANDATORY?

*****Makers of implantable microchips claim the procedure will be voluntary. But a report written by Elaine M. Ramish for the Franklin Pierce Law Center says: "A [mandatory] national identification system via microchip implants could be achieved in two stages: Upon introduction as a voluntary system, the microchip implantation will appear to be palatable. After there is a familiarity with the procedure and a knowledge of its benefits, implantation would be mandatory."

George Getz, the communications director for the Libertarian Party agrees, saying: "After all, the government has never forced anyone to have a driver license, [but] try getting along without one, when everyone from your local banker to the car rental man to the hotel operator to the grocery store requires one in order for you to take advantage of their services, that amounts to a de facto mandate. If the government can force you to surrender your fingerprints to get a drivers license, why can't it force you to get a computer chip implant? "

People like Mr. Getz are correct. Conservatives and liberals alike need to contact state and federal representatives and demand laws preserving individual rights before Digital Angel and similar forces lead humanity down a high-tech path of no return.

In the same way Social Security numbers were voluntary before becoming defacto-mandatory, biometric chip implants will be compulsory in the future unless citizens rise up in immediate and national opposition. Even Applied Digital Solution's chief executive officer Richard Sullivan

envisions a scenario where ``people [are] required to be chipped or [have] some combination of a device requiring them to be scanned and monitored at all times.''

Note what the prophet said!

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark (charagma; [Greek charax] meaning to stake into or "stick into") in their right hand, or in their foreheads....Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (Rev. 13:16-18) Did the prophet foresee a hypodermic needle injecting something beneath the skin? Sounds like it.

A temporary victory was won against such ideas following the original news story by Raiders News Update concerning ADS's implantable microchip intentions in 1999. News services across the web ran our story resulting in an inundation by concerned readers. ADS's shares droped on the Nasdaq

from $5.00 to .50 each. ADS then released this statement: "We are not pursuing any applications for embedded chips and we have moved away from that for a couple of reasons....There are a number of privacy concerns and religious implications -- fundamentalist Christian groups regard it [implanting computer chips] as the Devil's work."

The reprieve didn't last long. The Palm Beach testing center's wristwatch version of Digital Angel was successful and ADS announced it would "start implanting them inside humans between the muscle and the skin on the forearm next year."

Then on 9-11, terrorism came along, the perfect incentive for mandating everything from face scanning to implantable chips as not only inevitable, but perhaps simply a good idea.

***WATCHMAN... You do NOT SUPPOSE that was a REASON behind 911 do You? Naw? YEP!...

These are differences in degree, not in kind, and forecast a prediction made long ago:

"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the

mark of his name" (Rev. 14:9-11).

The Dawn Of Tracking Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, With A Number

Expect big changes

"In 5-10 years, whole new ways of doing things will emerge and gradually become commonplace. Expect big changes." 1 - MIT's Auto-ID Center, 2002

Supermarket cards and retail surveillance devices are merely the opening volley of the marketers' war against consumers. If consumers fail to oppose these practices now, our long-term prospects may look like something from a dystopian science fiction novel.

A new consumer goods tracking system called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is poised to enter all of our lives, with profound implications for consumer privacy. RFID couples radio frequency (RF) identification technology with highly miniaturized computers that enable products to be identified and tracked at any point along the supply chain.

The system could be applied to almost any physical item, from ballpoint pens to toothpaste, which would carry their own unique information in the form of an embedded chip.3 The chip sends out an identification signal allowing it to communicate with reader devices and other products embedded with similar chips.

Analysts envision a time when the system will be used to identify and track every item produced on the planet.

A number for every item on the planet

RFID employs a numbering scheme called EPC (for "electronic product code") which can provide a unique ID for any physical object in the world. The EPC is intended to replace the UPC bar code used on products today.

Unlike the bar code, however, the EPC goes beyond identifying product categories--it actually assigns a unique number to every single item that rolls off a manufacturing line. or example, each pack of cigarettes, individual can of soda, light bulb or package of razor blades produced would be uniquely identifiable through its own EPC number.

Once assigned, this number is transmitted by a radio frequency ID tag (RFID) in or on the product. 10 These tiny tags, predicted by some to cost less than 1 cent each by 2004, are "somewhere between the size of a grain of sand and a speck of dust." They are to be built directly into food, clothes, drugs, or auto-parts during the manufacturing process.

Receiver or reader devices are used to pick up the signal transmitted by the RFID tag. Proponents envision a pervasive global network of millions of receivers along the entire supply chain -- in airports, seaports, highways, distribution centers, warehouses, retail stores, and in the

home. This would allow for seamless, continuous identification and tracking of physical items as they move from one place to another, enabling companies to determine the whereabouts of all their products at all times.

Steven Van Fleet, an executive at International Paper, looks forward to the prospect. "We'll put a radio frequency ID tag on everything that moves in the North American supply chain," he enthused recently.

The ultimate goal is for RFID to create a "physically linked world" in which every item on the planet is numbered, identified, catalogued, and tracked. And the technology exists to make this a reality. Described as "a political rather than a technological problem," creating a global

system "would . . . involve negotiation between, and consensus among, different countries." Supporters are aiming for worldwide acceptance of the technologies needed to build the infrastructure within the next few years.

The implications of RFID

"Theft will be drastically reduced because items will report when they are stolen, their smart tags also serving as a homing device toward their exact location." - MIT's Auto-ID Center

Since the Auto-ID Center's founding at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1999, it has moved forward at remarkable speed. The center has attracted funding from some of the largest consumer goods manufacturers in the world, and even counts the Department of Defense

among its sponsors. In a mid-2001 pilot test with Gillette, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, and Wal-Mart, the center wired the entire city of Tulsa, Oklahoma with radio-frequency equipment to verify its ability to track RFID equipped packages.

Though many RFID proponents appear focused on inventory and supply chain efficiency, others are developing financial and consumer applications that, if adopted, will have chilling effects on consumers' ability to escape the oppressive surveillance of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers. Of course, government and law enforcement will be quick to use the technology to keep tabs on citizens, as well.

The European Central Bank is quietly working to embed RFID tags in the fibers of Euro banknotes by 2005. The tag would allow money to carry its own history by recording information about where it has been, thus giving governments and law enforcement agencies a means to literally "follow the money" in every transaction. If and when RFID devices are embedded in banknotes, the anonymity that cash affords in consumer transactions will be eliminated.

Hitachi Europe wants to supply the tags. The company has developed a smart tag chip that--at just 0.3mm square and as thin as a human hair -- can easily fit inside of a banknote. Mass-production of the new chip will start within a year.

Consumer marketing applications will decimate privacy

"Radio frequency is another technology that supermarkets are already using in a number of places throughout the store. We now envision a day here consumers will walk into a store, select products whose packages are embedded with small radio frequency UPC codes, and exit the store without ever going through a checkout line or signing their name on a dotted line." - Jacki Snyder, Manager of Electronic Payments for Supervalu (Supermarkets), Inc., and Chair, Food Marketing Institute Electronic Payments Committee

RFID would expand marketers' ability to monitor individuals' behavior to undreamt of extremes. With corporate sponsors like Wal-Mart, Target, the Food Marketing Institute, Home Depot, and British supermarket chain Tesco, as well as some of the world's largest consumer goods maunfacturers including Proctor and Gamble, Phillip Morris, and Coca Cola it may not be long before RFID-based surveillance tags begin appearing in every store-bought item in a consumer's home.

According to a video tour of the "Home of the Future" and "Store of the Future" sponsored by Proctor and Gamble, applications could include shopping carts that automatically bill consumers' accounts (cards would no longer be needed to link purchases to individuals), refrigerators that report their contents to the supermarket for re-ordering, and interactive televisions that select commercials based on the contents of a home's refrigerator.

Now that shopper cards have whetted their appetite for data, marketers are no longer content to know who buys what, when, where, and how. As incredible as it may seem, they are now planning ways to monitor consumers' use of products within their very homes. RFID tags coupled with indoor receivers installed in shelves, floors, and doorways, could provide a degree of omniscience about consumer behavior that staggers the imagination.

Consider the following statements by John Stermer, Senior Vice President of eBusiness Market Development at ACNielsen:

"After bar codes the next 'big thing' was frequent shopper cards. While these did a better job of linking consumers and their purchases, loyalty cards were severely limited...consider the usage,

consumer demographic, psychographic and economic blind spots of tracking data.... Something more integrated and holistic was needed to provide a ubiquitous understanding of on- and off-line consumer purchase behavior, attitudes and product usage. The answer: RFID (radio frequency

identification) technology.... In an industry first, RFID enables the linking of all this product information with a specific consumer identified by key demographic and psychographic markers....Where once we collected purchase information, now we can correlate multiple points of

consumer product purchase with consumption specifics such as the how, when and who of product use."

Marketers aren't the only ones who want to watch what you do in your home. Enter again the health surveillance connection. Some have suggested that pill bottles in medicine cabinets be tagged with RFID devices to allow doctors to remotely monitor patient compliance with prescriptions.

While developers claim that RFID technology will create "order and balance" in a chaotic world, even the center's executive director, Kevin Ashton, acknowledges there's a "Brave New World" feel to the technology. He admits, for example, that people might balk at the thought of police using RFID to scan the contents of a car's trunk without needing to open it. The Center's co-director, Sanjay E. Sarma, has already begun planning strategies to counter the public backlash he expects the system will encounter.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted March 12 2007 -----------------------------------

Futuristic Uses for RFID

Wal-Mart swears by it, CASPIAN thinks it’s the devil in disguise, the government hopes to profit from it, and the common man is confused by all the hype surrounding it – love it or hate it, there’s no turning back the clock on RFID folks, this is one technology that’s here to stay and go places. It’s being used in numerous applications, from tracking items along the supply chain to monitoring the whereabouts of kids and the elderly. It’s been kicking up a storm of privacy issues, and the FDA approval for VeriChip to implant human beings in the name of medical advances hasn’t done anything to settle the dust.

Even as the controversies rage on about the lack of unifying frequency standards, the high cost of supporting infrastructure and the perceived threat to individual privacy, RFID is making rapid inroads into each of our lives, visibly or stealthily. Stealing a march on the technology, we look a few years ahead, and unveil for you a list of some applications, some of which are in pilot phases, a few that are just brilliant ideas, and others that are actually in the RFID pipeline.

1. The Road Beacon System: A system where the tags are embedded on roads or along the pavement with readers being fitted on the bodies of automobiles. Drivers will be provided with speed limit and position information besides being warned of possible accidents. Word on the street is that this technology will cause a significant drain in the government exchequer, so this is one application that will take time to gain popularity.

2. Electronic car security: Thieves will think twice about breaking into your car with this application in which car keys are connected wirelessly to the onboard management device that controls all aspects of the engine. On an unauthenticated entry, the complete system shuts down. Afraid the crooks will get hold of your keys? Then imitate this couple – they got themselves implanted with RFID tags that act as keys to their cars, houses and computers.

3. Replacement for the postage stamp: The humble postage stamp is all set to get a facelift; it will contain a transponder that postal officials can use to rout it to its destination and cancel after it’s been used.

4. Computer access through remote controls: It’s not that you’re working on something top secret, it’s just that you value your privacy. So how do you keep snoops away from the information on your computer screen the moment you get up, just to get those kinks out of your back or to answer the call of nature? Of course, that’s where software locks and passwords come in, but an easier way would be to hide an RFID transponder on your being. Voila! Your system locks up as soon as you leave your workspace, and opens only when you take your seat.

5. Digital Family Portrait: Worried about the well-being of your parents and loved ones who live far away? Then the digital family portrait is just the thing for you. Similar to an ordinary photograph, the application holds an image that is updated everyday with the help of RFID or other technologies to reflect on the state of well-being of the subject.

6. Personal Shopping Assistants: The Future Store in Rheinberg, Germany, is bursting at the seams with RFID technology. Can’t find what you want on the shelf near you? Just type it into your shopping trolley’s screen, and you’re presented with a complete floor map and directions to where your product is stocked. Any shopping list you type out online is immediately downloaded to your PSA, when activated with your loyalty card.

7. Cart-top computing: Your cart will suggest purchases based on your previous buying behavior. It will also lead you to the shelves that hold these products.

8. Smart shelves: Shelves that can actually “think” – they warn of products past expiry dates and alert personnel to replenish them when they run short.

9. Smart washing machines: No more scenarios where you end up turning your whites into multi-colors. Based on the premise that your clothes are all tagged with RFID chips, your washing machine will read them for appropriate wash instructions, set the temperature, wash cycles, and even alert you when washing mix-ups are about to happen.

10. Intelligent refrigerators: From alerting you to spoilage of food, to even ordering your food from a supermarket, RFID scientists have grand plans for the once-simple icebox. An intelligent refrigerator will be able to suggest recipes based on its contents, browse the Internet for the cheapest shopping locations, and place your order.

11. Fashionable closets: Imagine taking fashion advice from your closet; that’s a very real aspect of the future of RFID. Your wardrobe can also tell you what clothes it contains, what’s gone to the cleaners, what’s in the washtub, and with help from the Internet, the latest fashions in vogue.

12. Clever microwaves: Tags on any uncooked food item will be read to enable automatic temperature and time settings.

13. Gate devices: Ever left the house and remembered after an hour that you forgot your wallet or mobile phone? Well, gate devices placed over entrances and exits to your house can check your person or bags to see if you are carrying all the things that you normally do when you leave the house.

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How Implanted Micro Chips and I got personal

When I open my front door, I don't reach for a key. When I log into my computer, I don't touch my keyboard. When I start my motorcycle, again, no key needed. Instead, I just wave my hand and I'm in business.

I was one of the first do-it-yourselfers to have a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag implanted under my skin. In fact, I have two—one between the thumb and index finger in my left hand, the other in the matching spot on my right hand.

So what's a nice guy like me doing with a microchip in each of my hands? My life as an RFID guinea pig started in early 2005. At the time I was managing servers for medical facilities around Seattle, a job for which I carried around a ring of keys to almost 100 different doors and drawers.

That bulky key ring got me thinking. It struck me that modern keys are just crude identification devices, little changed in centuries. Even if each lock were unique—most aren't—keys can be copied in any hardware store and, once distributed, are hard to control.

I considered biometric authorization, in which access is granted only if a scanned physiological trait, such as a fingerprint or the pattern of an iris, matches a pattern stored in a database. But I found biometrics to be neither cheap nor reliable, so I turned my attention to RFID—specifically, the access card systems commonly found in office buildings.

Two weeks later, I was sitting in a doctor's office. After sterilizing the tiny glass cylinder, the doctor injected a small amount of local anesthetic to numb my left hand. She made a 2-millimeter incision in the fleshy part next to my thumb, lifted the skin, and slipped the tag

inside. She applied some skin glue and bandaged it up. Just like that, I became one of the few people on Earth walking around with a radio transponder in my hand.

In an RFID “lock ” system, each RFID tag, which is essentially a minitransmitter, sends out a sequence of radio-frequency pulses representing a unique number, usually 10 to 16 digits in length. An RFID tag's memory typically ranges from a few bits to 128 bits, in the common

ISO-compliant tag, to several megabytes. The locks are programmed with a list of authorized numbers; if your tag emits one of those numbers, you're in. If not, you're not. If someone loses a tag, no problem: that serial number can be removed from the list.

Now, if the tag is implanted in your body, I reasoned, so much the better: it's impossible not to have it when you need it. The RFID tag that makes sense for implantation is embedded in glass and is about the size of a grain of rice. It consists of a microchip and a metal coil, which acts as an antenna. Known as a passive tag, it is an inductive system—that is, a voltage is induced when the coil is in the magnetic field of an RFID reader. Because it's battery-free, a passive tag requires no maintenance.

Human implantation of RFID tags dates back to at least 1998, when Kevin Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, in England, implanted an RFID tag above his left elbow, which he used to control doors, lights, and computers around his office.

In 2004, VeriChip Corp., in Delray Beach, Fla., had a chip approved for implantation in people. Since then, according to the company, approximately 220 people in the United States (more than 2000 worldwide) have willingly had VeriChip tags implanted into their upper arms.

Typically, the implant is used to alert doctors to medical conditions, such as diabetes, if a person is admitted to a hospital unconscious. By scanning the tag, doctors can identify a patient and access personal medical information. There are more frivolous uses, too: some nightclubs have used them to let patrons enter VIP rooms and bill drinks directly to their accounts.

For my purposes, VeriChip tags had a number of drawbacks. The company requires doctors to register each implantee in a special database. Their tags have a special coating that flesh grows into, locking the tag in place and making its removal difficult and painful.

The equipment for reading the tags, priced at around US $600, is difficult to hack.

Additionally, according to approval requirements set up by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, VeriChip's tags must be implanted in the upper arm, which is awkward to use with door access and other systems—it's a lot easier to open your door or unlock your car by waving your hand rather than by wiggling your bicep.

VeriChip seemed like an awkward option, so I considered animal tags, or “pet chips, ” which have been around since the late 1980s and which I hoped might be more flexible. Currently, Avid Identification Systems, one of the pioneers in implantable tags, has 19 million to 20 million

implanted animals—not including livestock—in its database. Unlike a collar tag, a pet chip is impossible to lose and hard to remove, and it is far less painful for the pet to receive than an ear tattoo.

As a human being, I ran into a couple of difficulties with these chips. The companies that sell the chips also require veterinarians to register each pet that receives one, and I didn't want to ask a vet to lie for me. The tags also have the antiremoval coating, and the $450 tag readers

are hard to customize, because they were designed merely with identification, not locks and security, in mind.

Not sure how to proceed, I tried a different tactic and started researching ordinary RFID reader hardware. I found a few devices for $30 to $50 that worked with a chip known as the EM4102, which operates at a frequency of 125 kilohertz. I searched for tags to match this hardware and found dozens of them, including access key cards, key-chain tags, and printed-label tags. I also found, to my amazement, glass-ampoule tags costing a few dollars each that looked just like the ones I'd seen for pets, except that these used the EM4102 chip. Bingo! They lacked the antiremoval coating, and I wouldn't have to enter any databases.

The only problem was that they were not sold as implantable tags. After calling the manufacturer, I learned they were not sterile and were typically used in chemical environments or embedded into plastics. The company representative told me that the glass was the same type used on

pet tags, but that the EM4102 chip inside was not designed to the standard used for animal tracking. I didn't care about communications standards—I wanted to make sure the glass tag could be safely put into my hand. Figuring that sterilization wouldn't be a difficult challenge, I went online and ordered five of them from Phidgets USA, now Trossen Robotics, a division of Trossen Innovations, Westchester, Ill.

At this point, I was satisfied with the EM4102, but my girlfriend, Jennifer, wasn't convinced that the glass implant wouldn't break in my hand. So on a sunny June day, we decided to experiment. Out in the parking lot of my apartment building, I placed the tag on a piece of

wood and tapped it lightly with a hammer. Nothing happened, so I let the hammer fall from a couple of inches above the piece of glass, and that didn't seem to do anything, either. Then I gave it a good whack and promptly pulverized it. We decided that while it was possible to shatter

the tag, the blunt force required to do so would also mutilate my hand. In that scenario, a little broken glass would be the least of my worries.

I approached one of my clients, a cosmetic surgeon, to perform the implant. She asked a few basic questions about whether the tag was safe for implantation, and I signed a waiver. The surgeon soaked the glass cylinder in a liquid disinfectant. Because the read range of this tag is

only 5 to 7 centimeters, I needed to be able to hold it close to the reader. She made the incision and inserted the tag just underneath the skin. In 5 minutes I had a chip in my left hand, a bandage over the cut, and some grainy cell phone photos to show for it. The soreness from the operation was gone within a few hours. For more details, see sidebar, "How to Get Chipped."

I set to work eliminating keys from my key chain. I had set up one of the RFID readers in my home office for testing, so I picked up the reader and waved it over my hand. The ID number of the chip popped up on my computer screen. I did a little dance, then sat back down and started to work on my home access system. I wanted to configure the reader to unlock the dead bolt on my front door.

I posted the photos of the implant procedure on Flickr and sent out an email to some friends and family. Several blogs picked up the story. I started to receive a flood of questions by e-mail, so I put together a frequently-asked-questions page on my Web site.

The messages I received varied in tone from earnest to downright nutty. Some people were curious about how I planned to use the tag; others spouted enraged nonsense about government tracking and mind control. Many wanted to know whether the tags made my hands tingle. If an object taps the skin between my thumb and index fingers, I may feel a slight pinching sensation—but that's about it.

There were e-mails with religious fervor, too. Some Christian groups hold that the Antichrist, sometimes referred to as the beast, will require followers to be branded with a numeric identifier prior to the end of the world—the “mark of the beast. ” So I got some anxious notes from concerned Christians—including my own mother!

She worried that the implants might one day become some sort of de facto requirement to lead a normal life and to conduct business, much as a driver's license is today. I disagreed with her, arguing that common numeric identifiers like social security numbers and credit cards had initially borne a similar stigma.

I pointed out that scarier technologies already exist to identify a person based on facial structure, iris scans, and even scent.

Implanting people with a foreign device, by contrast, is inherently intrusive and socially difficult to enforce. And implants can be extracted and destroyed—even ones with the so-called antiremoval coating. Should my RFID implants ever be used against me, I'll take them out myself. It'll be about as hard or risky as removing a splinter.

Undeterred by these hypothetical concerns, I continued to rig my life around my new chip. Though I never got rid of my work keys, as was my original intention, I did eliminate most of my personal keys.

On weekends, I can go for a walk and not bring keys at all. I close the door behind me, press the “lock ” button, and go. When I return, I hold my hand up to the reader and walk in. I also outfitted my 2004 Volkswagen GTI with a reader to unlock the car door and disable the car alarm. I installed another one in my 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle so I could hop on, wave my hand, and ride away.

Not long after, Jennifer and I decided to install a reader on her door. I gave her a key card, and I added my ID number to the door's authorized list. Being a gentleman, whenever we reached her apartment door, I'd unlock it for her with my hand.

After a few weeks, she told me she wanted to be able to do that, too. I had a few extra glass tags, so I called my family doctor and scheduled the procedure. Despite a fear of needles—and a brief fainting spell—Jennifer had her hand numbed and the implant injected; 5 minutes later she was ready to swipe open doors herself. I'm pretty sure we are the first couple to get his-and-her RFID implants.

Perhaps a bit belatedly, I began to wonder about the security of these devices and conducted some tests. It turned out that others were also investigating this subject. Jonathan Westhues, a Cambridge, Mass.–based electrical engineer, built an RFID “cloner ” device that, when held within inches of the targeted tag, can digitally record and play back the analog radio signal that is emitted by various types of tags, including VeriChip implants and EM4102 tags.

A team at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, cracked the encryption used in ExxonMobil's

Speedpass, an RFID-based payment system, and then showed how to clone a Speedpass tag and buy gasoline.

I decided to get my second implant, a Philips Hitag 2048 S tag, to address some of my concerns. The $4 tag, which has 40-bit crypto-security features and 2048 bits of read/write data-storage

capacity, was implanted by my family doctor using the same kind of implant needle used with pets, which is basically a syringe loaded with a tag. It operates at 134 kHz and has the same 5-cm read range as the EM4102.

The protected data storage area of this tag holds randomly assigned keys that change each time they are used, so the key can't be easily defeated by cloners. And it can't be decrypted, either—at least not by the Johns Hopkins method, because its encryption is more robust.

Another advantage is that the Philips tags are not used in the kinds of business scenarios where attacks are common. My encryption keys are not widely distributed, as they would be for a business, so the attack would have to be targeted directly at me, and attackers would not have the luxury of testing multiple keys.

Rather than going to the trouble of chaining together a bunch of field-programmable gate arrays and writing the code to make it all work, as the Johns Hopkins team did, it'd be far easier to just kick in my door.

The only downside to the Hitag is that the reader hardware that supports these enhanced features costs around $400. The speed at which the tag can be read is slowed down to several times a second by the back-and-forth communication required between the reader and the tag. Compared with the EM4102, which can be read well over 100 times a second, this tag's read speed is glacial, but it is still fine for my needs.

For the time being, this is as far as my RFID lifestyle goes. Since the initial days of my first implant over two years ago, the number of do-it-yourself RFID taggers has grown to include hundreds of people worldwide. While I may want to upgrade one of my implants one day, for now I'm happy to just observe how others develop this trend.

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Study to look at planting identification chips in dementia patients

The scenario is all too real in South Florida: An Alzheimer's patient wanders away from home and is found by police officers who take him to a local hospital for care. But the patient cannot recall potentially life-threatening conditions like diabetes or heart disease, making a quick assessment difficult at best.

To help solve that problem, a Delray Beach company and the Alzheimer's Community Care Association of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Inc. have begun a two-year study to determine whether it's practical to implant tiny computer chips containing medical records in dementia patients.

If a patient becomes separated from family members, emergency room doctors could obtain crucial medical information by scanning the chip, obtaining a 16-digit identification number and then entering the number in a special computer system at the hospital. That would disclose the patient's name, address, caregiver, diagnosis, physician, medical issues and medications.

"People with Alzheimer's and dementia are our most vulnerable population, particularly during hurricane season. We're hoping this kind of technology creates a safer environment for them and creates higher efficiency in the emergency room," said Mary Barnes, president and chief executive of Alzheimer's Community Care.

VeriChip Corp. will provide the chips for free for the two-year, 200-patient study that could start as early as May. The company also will seek to enroll as many Palm Beach County hospitals as possible in the study and equip them with scanners to access the patient code embedded on each chip, spokeswoman Allison Tomek said.

The Alzheimer's group said it plans to hire a nurse to implant the chips in the upper arm of volunteers.

Six hospitals in the county -- Boca Raton Community Hospital, West Boca Medical Center, Delray Medical Center, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach -- already have scanners that could be used for the study, Tomek said.

In the case of Alzheimer's patients unable to make medical decisions, the legally designated responsible party must give permission for the patient to participate, officials said.

VeriChip is majority owned by Delray Beach's Applied Digital Solutions Inc., which has been promoting implantable microchips since 2002. That year, a family of four from western Boca Raton was "chipped" live on the Today program. The Food and Drug Administration gave approval in 2004 to use the chips for medical uses.

Digital Angel Corp. of South St. Paul, Minn., also majority owned by Applied Digital Solutions, supplies the chips.

VeriChip officials said they think a successful study with Alzheimer's patients in South Florida could stimulate orders from organizations around the country that deal with dementia patients.

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RFID Wants To Get Inside You. Welcome To The Future

The murky ethics of implanted chips

Wanted: Power-systems engineer with experience in high-power (5–100-kW) motor-controller design. Must be U.S. citizen and have valid ISO1443-compatible access-control RFID implant.

Sound farfetched? Today, yes. A decade from now, maybe not.

With the proliferation of radio-frequency identification technology and the recent, but increasing, use of implantable RFID chips in humans, we may already be on a path that would make such an ad commonplace in a 2017 issue of IEEE Spectrum.

The benefits would be undeniable—an implantable RFID chip, which is durable and about the size of a grain of rice, can hold or link to information about the identity, physiological characteristics, health, nationality, and security clearances of the person it’s embedded in. The proximity of your hand could start your car or unlock your front door or let an emergency room physician know you are a diabetic even if you are unconscious. Once implanted, the chip and the information it contains are always with you—you’d never lose your keys again.

But there is a darker side, namely the erosion of our privacy and our right to bodily integrity. After all, do you really want to be required to have a foreign object implanted in your arm just to get or keep a job? And once you have it, do you really want your employer to know whenever you leave the office? And do you want every RFID reader–equipped supermarket checkout counter to note your presence and your purchases?

Until a couple of years ago, chipping humans was largely the domain of cybernetics provocateurs like Kevin Warwick or hobbyists like Amal Graafstra [see Graafstra’s accompanying article, “Hands On”]. Then, in 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates medical devices in the United States, approved an RFID tag for implantation in humans as a means of accessing a person’s health records.

This tag, called VeriChip, is a short-range transponder that relies on the signal from a reader unit for its power supply [see photo, “Anatomy of an RFID Tag”]. When exposed to a varying magnetic field from the reader, the chip powers itself up and repeatedly transmits a 16-digit code that is unique to the tag. According to the company, 2000 people have already had tags implanted.

The VeriChip tag is part of a health information system called VeriMed. The code contained in the implanted chip points to a record in a database identifying the patient and containing that patient’s health records. By scanning a person’s chip, caregivers can retrieve an identification code that enables them to access the medical history of people who cannot otherwise communicate their identities—speeding up their treatment and possibly saving their lives.

VeriChip Corp., a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions, headquartered in Delray, Fla., is also promoting its device as a security measure. It has six clients around the world, five of which use the implant as a secondary source of authentication, says Keith Bolton, vice president of government and international affairs for VeriChip. The highest-profile example of this application came in 2004 when the attorney general of Mexico and 18 of his staff had chips implanted to allow them to gain access to certain high-security areas.

The tag is also finding use as a kind of implanted credit card. In trendy nightclubs in the Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, and the United States, patrons can get “chipped”—at a cost of about US $165 in one establishment. In future visits, “by the time you walk through the door to the bar,” one proprietor told Britain’s Daily Telegraph, “your favorite drink is waiting for you, and the bar staff can greet you by name.”

And the list of proposed applications could grow quickly. VeriChip is advancing a scheme to “chip” soldiers, as a replacement for a soldier’s traditional dog tag, and a VeriChip officer has proposed chipping guest workers entering the United States.

Before too many of those suggestions become realities, we need to examine carefully the very real dangers that RFID implants could pose to our privacy and our freedom. If we don’t figure out the risks and come up with ways to mitigate them, someone answering that ad for a power engineer may live in a world with considerably less privacy and feel compelled to have an implant just to be able to get a job.

The VeriChip tag’s main use, as a means of identifying patients who might be unable to communicate with caregivers and of accessing their medical records, could clearly be lifesaving in emergency situations. As long as the patient has provided informed consent and the privacy of the patient’s medical records is adequately protected, there are few ethical concerns with the technology. But VeriChip Corp.’s well-meaning attempt to improve personal health care may serve as a beachhead for wider use, and that expansion could create urgent ethical issues, particularly if an element of coercion enters into the process.

Consider, for example, a proposal by Scott Silverman, CEO of VeriChip. In an interview on 16 May 2006 on Fox News Channel (a U.S. television network), he proposed implanting chips in immigrants and guest workers to assist the government in later identifying them. Shortly afterward, the Associated Press quoted President Álvaro Uribe of Colombia as telling a U.S. senator that he would agree to require Colombian citizens to be implanted with RFID chips before they could gain entry into the United States for seasonal work.

Guest workers might ostensibly consent to having chips implanted. But would chipping them be truly voluntary? Such “voluntary” actions may determine a person’s ability to earn a living, and the worker might not view the implantation as something he or she could refuse. What person facing poverty at home and given the prospect of a job in a different country would be in a position to argue?

At a practical level, when chips are implanted in guest laborers, who pays for the cost of purchasing, implanting, and monitoring the chips in hundreds or thousands of poor migrants? If someone has an adverse reaction to the chip so that it has to be removed or replaced, who bears

that cost? And who pays if the chips become obsolete or compromised by rampant cloning—the illicit duplication of the supposedly unique device—and have to be replaced? Affluent patrons of a trendy club might gladly pay to be chipped, but the situation would certainly be different for those pursuing temporary minimum-wage jobs in a foreign country.

Silverman made his proposal, that immigrants and guest workers be implanted with RFID chips, amid a national debate in the United States about illegal immigration, focusing on impoverished Latin Americans in search of work. But might Silverman’s proposition apply as well to electrical engineers or doctors, or other high-status individuals coming into the country for work? Who decides?

Mandating guest workers to have RFID chips implanted in their bodies for identification purposes strikes us as coercive and opportunistic. That approach makes the RFID chip a branding device similar to what a cowboy uses when he sears the haunches of his cattle or the tattoos that the Nazis forced on their victims in concentration camps. It goes against the widely held belief in basic human rights and might even be interpreted as a violation of Article 3 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms everybody’s right to “life, liberty, and security of person.”

Social researchers are just beginning to study people’s attitudes to implanted RFID. Christine Perakslis and Robert Wolk at Bridgewater State University, in Massachusetts, questioned 141 college students on their feelings about implanted RFID. Respondents were asked if they would be willing to have an implant to prevent ID theft, to combat terrorism, for other national security reasons, as a life-saving device, or to ensure the safety of themselves and their families. About a third of the respondents were willing to be implanted, while less than half of them

were not. Wolk and Perakslis’s subjects were the least comfortable with chipping as a cure for ID theft. The reasons that garnered the most support for getting chipped were to save their lives or to ensure the safety of their family.

Another small survey in 2003 by Starr Roxanne Hiltz, professor of information systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, in Newark, and her colleagues found that 18 out of 23 people questioned objected to the idea of implantable chips as identification.

Some of the resistance has to do with feelings about modification to one’s body. “If they are putting something inside of you,” one respondent replied, “it’s like you’re changing yourself. It’s not right.” As the wide variety of acceptable and unacceptable piercings and tattoos found around the world attests, people of different backgrounds vary in their attitudes toward “changing yourself.”

Tattoos, an ID technology that is at least 4000 years old, share some key qualities with implanted RFID tags. Both could be used for the same purposes and are intended to be permanent—they can be removed, but only with some difficulty and not without assistance. The only differences are that, compared with a tattoo, an RFID chip is invisible, may be easier to read surreptitiously, and is a little more difficult to duplicate. Yet we suspect most people, regardless of their feelings toward being chipped, would balk at the idea of accepting a machine-readable tattoo as a means of identification, even if such an indelible marking had some personal or societal benefit.

If there were a societal benefit, could a government require individuals to modify their bodies? For public health purposes, the answer is yes. In the United States, for example, students must have certain immunizations before attending public school. But this example is the only instance we can think of. Could a health care–related implant such as the VeriChip tag become a public health imperative? Would that use lead down a slippery slope toward universal chipping? It seems unlikely.

VeriChip Corp. does not, in fact, advocate universal chipping for medical purposes. The company’s vice president of medical applications, Richard Seelig, estimates a U.S. market for VeriMed of 43 million to 45 million people—less than one-sixth of the population. This group is made up of people who are more likely than others to wind up in the emergency room. These include cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy; people with pacemakers or other medical implants; and those who might be suffering some sort of cognitive impairment or loss of consciousness due to epilepsy, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s disease

We believe that even Seelig’s estimates of the potential size of the market for patient identification are grossly exaggerated. “For certain subpopulations—Alzheimer’s patients, the mentally ill, people with communication difficulties—having an implanted identifier makes great sense,” says John Halamka, a former emergency physician and now CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston. “Others can just carry a card in their wallet, a medic-alert bracelet, or a USB drive with their personal health records. There is no clear medical or business justification for chipping large populations of healthy people.”

In fact, so far there is no clear evidence that the VeriChip will help patients facing medical emergencies. The first study designed to determine whether patients, physicians, and insurers benefit at all from VeriChip began only last fall, in New Jersey.

Other nonimplanted technologies based on RFIDs may soon provide some of the benefits to the patient VeriChip hopes for. For instance, nonprofit health care informatics organization MedicAlert is researching RFID-enabled bracelets that would link to a personal health care record. However, as with VeriChip, a key question is how to ensure the privacy of the information in the databases, while at the same time providing easy access to the database by caregivers in emergency situations.

A right to privacy is at the heart of some of the questions raised by implanted RFID tags. In agreeing to be chipped for medical purposes, the patient gives up a measure of privacy for his or her own potential benefit. But when chipping is used for other reasons, difficult confidentiality issues can arise. When a business gives an identity card to a newly hired worker, for example, the company retains ownership of the card. But will the employer also own the chip inside an employee’s body?

A test case may be on the horizon: the first U.S. company to implant employees with VeriChip, CityWatcher.com, in Cincinnati, recently closed its doors. Its CEO, Sean Darks, himself an implantee, did not return repeated phone calls inquiring whether employees kept their implants

after the company folded. VeriChip itself makes no recommendation about whether former employees should be “dechipped,” says the company’s Bolton. But he says removal is a quick and easy procedure. “I’ve had many [chips] in and out of my body,” he says. Perhaps just as important a question as who owns the chip is that of who owns the data on the chip. Can the tag be read and its data used without the consent of the person who has it implanted?

Fears that some individuals have expressed about being tracked through an implanted chip are probably unrealistic. The VeriChip and most other passive RFID devices, those that derive their power from the reader, provide only an identification number and can be probed only from very short distances. The VeriChip is readable only at 10 centimeters or less using its handheld scanner.

This distance can be increased, however, using more efficient antennas. Digital Angel Corp., in St. Paul, Minn., also owned by VeriChip’s parent company, Applied Digital Solutions, is developing a “walk-through” scanner with greater range. Nevertheless, the prospects of a “drive-by” theft of a person’s identity seem remote, and even more remote is the possibility that the government or some other organization might track an individual moving about in ordinary life.

Still, if the computer age has one lesson, it is that systems and data are invariably less secure than their proponents claim. Particularly troubling for a device that is being marketed for access control, the VeriChip lacks modern cryptographic and other protections and is prey to simple attacks. In a recently published article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Beth Israel’s Halamka and colleagues showed how easily a simple-to-build device can scan the chip and replay the radio signal to fool a VeriChip reader.

This flaw may be insignificant when the chip is being used for identification purposes—for example, with an Alzheimer’s patient. But Halamka and his coauthors argue forcefully that the chip should not be used for authentication purposes to control access to sensitive areas or information.

Though for now they store nothing more than a number, inevitably, implanted RFID chips will store more data and databases will be created that link information on implanted chips to other facts about a person. It is easy to foresee situations in which even a simple identification number might lead to harm—consider the millions of dollars lost to identity theft in the United States because of the disclosure of Social Security numbers and similar data.

So what can we do about implanted RFID’s impending problems? Using legislation to restrict their use is an obvious measure; in fact, laws are already in the works. Faced with widespread public concerns about this technology, more than 10 U.S. states have enacted laws limiting implants. In May 2006, for example, Wisconsin passed a bill that would prohibit requiring anybody to have a microchip implanted.

But laws might be difficult to enforce if implanted chips, like drivers’ licenses, remain voluntary but become de facto requirements for many kinds of employment or services. And the Wisconsin law does nothing to allay worries about the loss of privacy. Governments may need to make the unauthorized reading of an implanted RFID tag illegal as well.

Some of the ethical concerns can be addressed with better technology. Ari Juels, head of RSA Laboratories, the R&D arm of RSA Security, in Bedford, Mass., believes that, with proper encryption methods, a person’s privacy can be preserved without decreasing the usefulness of

the implant. Juels says that the ease with which a thief can steal a VeriChip radio signal makes the tag a poor security tool, but that it eliminates a thief’s incentive to kidnap or carve someone up. So together with Halamka and others, he developed a technique that still lets a thief copy the chip’s radio signal but at the same time keeps the actual ID number it represents safe. Lest you think criminals would not go to such extremes, in 2005 BBC News reported that thieves stole a car protected by a fingerprint-reading lock by chopping off the owner’s finger.

Halamka’s solution, by the way, would make it impossible to track an implanted individual by noting which RFID readers—at stores, doors, gas pumps—picked up his or her radio signature. Crucial to Juels’s technology is that the chip’s radio signature changes unpredictably each time it’s read, even though the bits it encodes remain the same.

But maybe the ultimate solution, to allow accurate identification of individuals without some of the ethical issues raised by implanted radio chips, might require a different technology completely—biometric scanners. Although such devices are more costly than RFID-chip readers, they will inevitably become more affordable with time. And the “tags” are always going to be more competitive: after all, we have all already been issued our fingerprints.

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MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

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Kodak Develops Edible RFID

The tag, according to the description in the application, can be used to monitor internal "bodily events" in a patient, eliminating in some cases the need for surgery, x-rays or access to a medical facility.

It would be appealing to probe the living body without the effort, expense, inconvenience and risk of injury or infection involved with the above methods," according to the application.

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Invisible tracking Hiitachi shows off powder sized smart tag

Tiny computer chips used for tracking food, tickets and other items are getting even smaller. Hitachi Ltd., a Japanese electronics maker, recently showed off radio frequency identification, or RFID, chips that are just 0.002 inches by 0.002 inches and look like bits of powder. They're thin enough to be embedded in a piece of paper, company spokesman Masayuki Takeuchi said.

RFID tags store data, but they need to be brought near special reading devices that beam energy to the chips, which then send information back to the readers.

The technology is already widely used to track and identify items, such as monitoring the distribution of food products or guarding against forgery of concert tickets.

Shown to the public for the first time earlier this month, the new chip is an improvement on its predecessor from Hitachi — the Mu-chip, which at 0.4 millimeters by 0.4 millimeters, looks about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

The latest chip, which still has no name, is 60 times smaller than the Mu-chip but can handle the same amount of information, which gets stored as a 38-digit number, according to Hitachi.

One catch is that the new chip needs an external antenna, unlike the Mu-chip.

The smallest antennas are about 0.16 inches — giants next to the powder-size chip.

There are no plans yet to start commercial production of the new chip, Takeuchi said.

Invisible tracking brings to mind science-fiction-inspired uses, or even abuses, such as unknowingly getting sprinkled with smart-tag powder for Big Brother-like monitoring.

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Survey Predicts Majority of Retailers Will Accept RFID Payments by Fall 2008

Retailers are embracing RFID technology, with a growing number accepting or planning to accept RFID-enabled (contactless) payments in the coming months. To fully benefit from RFID payments, retailers need to capture data related to purchasing habits, demographics and interests of customers, according to a new study.

More than 20 million RFID-enabled American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards have been issued over the past 20 months to consumers in the United States alone. Last fall, Aberdeen interviewed 160 retailers—most located in the United States, with a few based in Europe or Asia. Of those surveyed, nearly 20 percent said they are already accepting RFID payments.

The Aberdeen study also found that 58 percent of survey respondents—who represented a range of retailer types, including grocers, consumer electronics retailers and convenience stores—plan to begin accepting RFID payments in the next 18 to 24 months. Though this percentage is higher than Anand anticipated, he says it shows a groundswell of interest among retailers, based on three main benefits already being reported by retailers currently accepting RFID payments.

The first of these benefits is an increase in transactional throughput, since customers paying with RFID cards move through lines more quickly. This not only leads to more sales revenue, they say, but also greater customer satisfaction.

Secondly, the work American Express, MasterCard and Visa have done to standardize their RFID cards to a common air-interface protocol standard—ISO 14443—enables retailers to use a single point-of-sale reader to accept RFID payments with cards from all three credit-card organizations. Lastly, they report, the use of RFID-enabled payments is leading to fewer cash payments, which enables them to keep less cash in their tills. This is considered a benefit in terms of reducing employee errors and theft.

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Sea Creatures to Be Tracked Electronically

In a modern update of "fish and chips," researchers are planning a worldwide effort to track the movement of sea creatures tagged with tiny electronic devices.

Following pilot testing in the north Pacific, the Ocean Tracking Network will expand to the Atlantic, Arctic, Mediterranean and Gulf of Mexico.

Details of the expansion were scheduled to be announced Monday at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sea life ranging from salmon to whales, turtles to sharks, will be tagged so they can then be tracked as they swim past arrays of sensors placed at critical locations in the oceans.

The Ocean Tracking Network "will foster the development of new Canadian technology, a deeper understanding of the effects of climate change and help shape fisheries and endangered species management worldwide," Peter MacKay, Canada's minister of foreign affairs and minister of the

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, said in a prepared statement.

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Implantable Microchips Spark Big Brother Concerns

Imagine a world where you have microchips implanted under your skin, and employers track your every move. It sounds like a movie, but it's close enough to reality that one Oklahoma Senator thinks we need protection from it. The News reports the lawmaker has a bill that would prevent companies from making chips a requirement to work there.

State Senator Brian Crain says he first heard about Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, from a worried constituent.

"I'll be honest with you, my first thought was that this is some kind of conspiracy theory, and I was not interested in it," he said.

But Crain says the more he learned about it, the more interested he became, and the more concerned. The microchip is tiny, about the size of a grain of rice, it's inserted under the skin and contains a 16-digit number that can be read with a scanner. Implantable microchips started as a way to identify lost animals. Its most common use in people is to connect to a person's medical information when they're hurt or unconscious. The chips have also been used to keep track of Alzheimer's patients or newborn infants. But what caught Crain's eye is on the website for Verichip, the company that makes the chips, where it markets the chip as a tool for company security.

"My concern when you look at it is that this can also be expanded into large corporations who, for security purposes, want to track people who go through their building, or for employment payroll purposes, want to track when a person is at their desk and when they are not," said Crain.

So far, Crain says there's been no incidence in the U.S. where a company has required its workers to have a chip implanted. But he says there have been examples in other countries, and Crain doesn't think it's too far-fetched to see where a company here might pressure its workers to "chip in."

"I think we've got some really good technology here," he said. "Unfortunately it runs the risk that it could become a big brother approach."

Senator Crain says if people want to volunteer for this kind of thing, more power to them. He says he will not try to stand in their way. As of now, the chips don't have any kind of GPS support, so they can't track people if there's not a receiver nearby. The receivers have a range between one and 100-feet, depending on the type of chip

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Employee Microchip Tracking Bill Discussed

Discussion on a bill that could limit the use of implanted microchips in humans ignited plenty of what-if scenarios at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

The bill was presented by Sen. Randel Christmann, R-Hazen, with the intent to keep employers from forcing employees to have microchip implants for the purpose of closer supervision.

“The technology, if not there, is very close,” Christmann said. “We want to make sure employees are never pressured into this before it becomes a problem.”

“How far does it really go?” asked Bismarck resident Jim Oshanyk, who said the implanted microchips could keep track of an employee’s movements down to the number of hand repetitions. “They can keep very close tabs on you. My main concern is privacy.”

Oshanyk listed examples of microchip implant uses, including a business in Ohio that required some employees working on top-secret projects to have implants. He mentioned that in some areas, newborns receive implants that could track them if they were ever abducted.

Steve Bitz, also of Bismarck, said the microchip implantation could work like a UPC code, but could differentiate products individually and not just by type. In a human, it would work like an ID. Besides being a privacy issue, Bitz said there could be health risks. Irma Bitner, a registered nurse with Professional Home Care, agreed.

Bitner said some of the health concerns are that the chips could migrate inside a person’s body and could cause serious burns, especially in cases where implanted individuals had to have treatments like MRI scans.

She also said anyone who had the ability to read and clone the chips could steal the identity information stored on the chips.

“I prefer my records to be kept in a record room,” she said.

“I do not want mandatory implants in our children,” she said later. “Let them have the same freedoms we have had.”

One possible issue raised by committee members was that the bill could limit the way some criminals could be tracked electronically.

Christmann’s position was to ban the microchip implantations and let those criminals be monitored by other electronic means.

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Posted February 15 2007 -----------------------------------

UK developing pre crime laws

The British government has previously debated introducing pre-crime laws in the name of fighting terrorism. The idea was that suspects would be put on trial using MI5 or MI6 intelligence of an expected terror attack. This would be enough to convict if found to be true "on the balance of probabilities", rather than "beyond reasonable doubt".

So get it straight, you are helping the terrorists by resisting having your brain scanned. Plus, if you have anti-big brother government feelings you may be with the terrorists.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... ooooooooops! Guess I would be on their list...

Last month we brought you a report on leaked government policy review documents that debated implanting anyone considered mentally unstable with a microchip. Will this new brain scanning technology be used in this field also, perhaps to check for suicidal thoughts?

Already, under the new mental health act, you can be sectioned for mild depression. Take the recent case of Anna McHugh, who visited her GP after a failed intensive cycle of IVF treatment. She admitted that she was a little depressed and needed some help.

Four hours later she found herself admitted to St Pancras Hospital. Then, having admitted to the attending doctor that she had contemplated suicide, she was sectioned under Section 5.2 of the Mental Health Act and detained in a lock-down ward. When her husband tried to rescue her, she was held in a headlock while a doctor discussed her case with him.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... First it starts over there and then it filters don or over to the USA!...

It is not beyond reason to expect this technology to be implemented without debate. Can anyone remember a real meaningful debate occurring concerning surveillance cameras before they went up everywhere in London?

Last month it was also reported on documents leaked from the Home Office in London revealing that the government is looking into using X-ray technology cameras by concealing them in lamp posts to "trap terror suspects".

The cameras, currently used in security check points at airports, can see through clothes and produce a naked image of anyone within their range.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... More ABOMINABLE PERVERSION...

Within that report it was asked "How many more big brother functions can be gotten out of a camera?"

Now, just over a week later we have an answer - brain scanners, is it a step too far to imagine them in the lamp posts with the shouting CCTV and the X-ray machines?

This shows what our governments think of us now. Everyone is a suspect.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... NO that's not it! They want EVERYONE to take the MARK of the WORLD BEAST SYSTEM 666!...

Imagine the scenario, lamp post is triggered by technology to spot you walking strangely, begins recording your conversation, scans your face to match your details in the national database, X-rays you to check for weapons, shouts "stand still citizen" and scans your brain to check whether you intend to commit a crime, sees you're a bit depressed, sections you under mental health act, cops pick you up, hand you in to doctors who lock you up and microchip you.

Let's have a moral debate about that scenario. No, lets not.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted February 14 2007 -----------------------------------

Engineer: GPS Shoes Make People Findable

MIAMI - Isaac Daniel calls the tiny Global Positioning System chip he's embedded into a line of sneakers "peace of mind." He wishes his 8-year-old son had been wearing them when he got a call from his school in 2002 saying the boy was missing. The worried father hopped a flight to Atlanta from New York where he had been on business to find the incident had been a miscommunication and his son was safe.

Days later, the engineer started working on a prototype of Quantum Satellite Technology, a line of $325 to $350 adult sneakers that hit shelves next month. It promises to locate the wearer anywhere in the world with the press of a button. A children's line will be out this summer.

"We call it a second eye watching over you," Daniel said.

It's the latest implementation of satellite-based navigation into everyday life - technology that can be found in everything from cell phones that help keep kids away from sexual predators to fitness watches that track heart rate and distance. Shoes aren't as easy to lose, unlike phones, watches and bracelets.

The sneakers work when the wearer presses a button on the shoe to activate the GPS. A wireless alert detailing the location is sent to a 24-hour monitoring service that costs an additional $19.95 a month.

In some emergencies - such as lost child or Alzheimer's patient - a parent, spouse or guardian can call the monitoring service, and operators can activate the GPS remotely and alert authorities if the caller can provide the correct password.

But the shoe is not meant for non-emergencies - like to find out if a teen is really at the library or a spouse is really on a business trip.

If authorities are called and it is not an emergency, the wearer will incur all law enforcement costs, Daniel said.

Once the button is pressed, the shoe will transmit information until the battery runs out.

While other GPS gadgets often yield spotty results, Daniel says his company has spent millions of dollars and nearly two years of research to guarantee accuracy. The shoe's 2-inch-by-3-inch chip is tucked into the bottom of the shoe.

Experts say GPS accuracy often depends on how many satellites the system can tap into. Daniel's shoe and most GPS devices on the market rely on four.

"The technology is improving regularly. It's to the point where you can get fairly good reflection even in areas with a lot of tree coverage and skyscrapers," said Jessica Myers, a spokeswoman for Garmin International Inc., a leader in GPS technology based in Kansas. "You still need a pretty clear view of the sky to work effectively."

Daniel, who wears the shoes when he runs every morning, says he tested the shoes on a recent trip to New Jersey. It tracked him down the Atlantic Coast to the Miami airport and through the city to a specific building.

The company also has put the technology into military boots and is in talks with Colombia and Ecuador, he said.

But retail experts say the shoe might be a tough sale to brand-conscious kids.

"If (parents) can get their kids to wear them, then certainly there is a marketplace. But I think the biggest challenge is overcoming ... the cool marketplace," said Lee Diercks, managing director of New Jersey-based Clear Thinking Group, an advisory firm for retailers.

The GPS sneakers, available in six designs, resemble most other running shoes. The two silver buttons - one to activate and one to cancel - are inconspicuous near the shoelaces.

The company is selling 1,000 limited-edition shoes online and already has orders for 750, Daniel said.

Parents who buy the pricey kicks don't have to worry about their kids outgrowing them fast. This fall, the company is unveiling a plug-and-wear version that allows wearers to remove the electronics module from their old shoes and plug it into another pair of Daniel's sneaks.

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Posted February 13 2007 -----------------------------------

Beta Testing Your Human Bar Code

Bar codes for commercial products and services are today a standard armamentarium of the business world. Its use has transformed daily transactions, inventory, record-keeping, accounting, auditing, budgeting, projections, etc. into simpler, more accurate, faster, more efficient, and time-saving endeavors.

A very impressive example on how the use of bar codes has made life a lot easier for all of us every day is grocery shopping or doing purchases in stores in general. Today, we zip through the counters a lot speedier compared to manual counter-checks of yesteryears.

However, "human bar coding" is totally another matter. The idea of implanting a microchip into a person, whose personal identity data and sensitive private information are on the chip (which could also pinpoint the exact real-time location of the wearer) is creating a lot of controversy.

There is concern among various sectors of society that this "human bar coding" would curtail individual civil liberties and violate the person's constitutional freedom and right to privacy, confidentiality, security and safety.

There is also the fear that this technology could be used by unscrupulous people or criminals, by competing corporations, or even by some agencies in the government, for illegal information gathering or surveillance, or for some immoral objectives.

Is there such microchip today?

Yes, it is no longer science fiction. Available today, the implantable micro-chip radio frequency identification device (RFID) is inert (does not cause adverse reaction on contact with human tissues), encapsulated, the size of a grain of rice or the tip of a ballpoint pen (12 mm by 2.1 mm) that is powered and transmits information when activated by a chip reader. It is tamper-proof, practically undetectable and indestructible, and is implanted under the skin.

What is it made of?

The micro-chip is tiny (transmitter-computer) chip that has a special polyethylene sheath that encloses it, which makes the skin and subcutaneous tissue adhere to it, causing a tissue envelope around the chip and preventing the chip from migrating. It contains no chemical or battery. The chip is dormant until activated by a small radio frequency energy from a proprietary scanner. The chip never runs down and has a life expectancy of 20 years.

How is the chip implanted?

The chip is small enough to fit inside a special "intravenous needle" introducer. It is inserted using a syringe-type inserter, which comes with the chip pre-assembled and sterile. It is injected much like a regular injection into the area under the skin in the fleshy part of the inner aspect of the upper arm. A little sting is felt by the recipient during the insertion. No anesthetic agent is needed.

Any possible health complications?

The micro-chip acts like any foreign body when implanted under the skin, much like a large a sliver or splinter. It causes foreign body reaction and scar formation around (encapsulating) it, a natural body defense mechanism to isolate the foreign body. Unless the person is extremely allergic to the material and "rejects" it, which would be rare, the implant should not cause any complication.

What are the applications for the RFID?

There are various areas where the implantable micro-chip could be used, besides for personal universal identification and tracking down people. The extended applications include: financial, banking, and public transportation (airport, docks, railways, busses, automatically recording flight manifest log or passenger list, etc.) security, health data storage, access to residential and commercial buildings, access to sensitive government installations, national research laboratories, nuclear power plants, correctional facilities, and for tracking down parolees, ex-convicts, criminals. It could also be useful in homeland security and the fight against terrorism. At the present, the implantation is purely voluntary.

How about its practical use?

Micro-chips will someday come in various forms, features, specs and capabilities, to suit the needs and objectives of the individuals or their employers. At the present, the memory of the implantable micro-chip is rather limited. The scenario could be as follows (depending on the type of chip and what data the person, or the requiring employer, wants on the chip): this implanted micro-chip shall contain a unique verification number, the wearer's identity, like name, sex, date of birth, social security number, Medicare Number, name of spouse and children, addresses (home, office, vacation home or hideaways, street and email, phone numbers (landline, fax, and cell, etc.), attending physician and contact number, clinic or hospital), blood type, allergies, illnesses (including sexually-transmitted diseases), medications and dosages, credit card numbers, banks and account numbers, various insurance policy numbers, etc.

The chip could also contain confidential code for access to specific private, business, or governmental buildings. The receiver scanner records each entry and exit, with date and precise time. On top of this, the chip can be made a tracking device that could precisely pinpoint the location of the person (a child or a pet) with the implanted chip. This is most helpful in locating a missing person, alive or dead.

Paramedics on an accident scene, or physicians/nurses attending to an unconscious patient in the hospital can simply use a scanner to extract vital information from the injured. The features of, and the data on, the micro-chip can be tailored to the needs of the employer company and/or the individual.

Right now, the VeriChip, for instance, includes a memory that holds 128 characters only. Larger microchips, and highly specialized and more sophisticated ones, are underway. With all these features and capabilities, it is easy to imagine how this device could be abused or used for evil purposes.

Is RFID compatible with other security devices?

Yes, as a matter of fact it could supplement advanced biometric devices, such as face recognition or thumbprint readers, retina scanners, and provide foolproof security.

Who makes these implantable micro-chips?

There are various companies manufacturing the implantable micro-chips, who also maintain a Global Chip Subscriber Registry for a fee of about $10 a month. The information on the chip could be updated through the internet or by calling the registry office.

What's the future of implantable micro-chips?

In a perfect world, universal implantation of this radio frequency device on everybody (data and info adjusted for each age or professional group, personal, company or government needs, etc.) and used only for legitimate, legal and noble purpose, this micro-chip could make life better for all of us, provide better security and peace of mind for us and our loved ones, and even save lives, and tremendously benefit mankind as a whole.

However, this is not a perfect world. That's why there are concerns and fears. But just like any offspring of the advances in science and technology, the actual and potential benefits of the RFID and its more sophisticated models will someday make implantable micro-chip a common "household" item. Who knows? Perhaps fashion might even jump in and create a "designer series" of micro-chips.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted February 9-11 2007 -----------------------------------

One Generation Is All They Need

By the time my four-year-old son is swathed in the soft flesh of old age, he will likely find it unremarkable that he and almost everyone he knows will be permanently implanted with a microchip. Automatically tracking his location in real time, it will connect him with databases monitoring and recording his smallest behavioral traits.

Most people anticipate such a prospect with a sense of horrified disbelief, dismissing it as a science-fiction fantasy. The technology, however, already exists. For years humane societies have implanted all the pets that leave their premises with a small identifying microchip. As well, millions of consumer goods are now traced with tiny radio frequency identification chips that allow satellites to reveal their exact location.

A select group of people are already "chipped" with devices that automatically open doors, turn on lights, and perform other low-level miracles. Prominent among such individuals is researcher Kevin Warwick of Reading University in England; Warwick is a leading proponent of the almost limitless potential uses for such chips.

Other users include the patrons of the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, many of whom have paid about $150 (U.S.) for the privilege of being implanted with an identifying chip that allows them to bypass lengthy club queues and purchase drinks by being scanned. These individuals are the advance guard of an effort to expand the technology as widely as possible.

From this point forward, microchips will become progressively smaller, less invasive, and easier to deploy. Thus, any realistic barrier to the wholesale "chipping" of Western citizens is not technological but cultural. It relies upon the visceral reaction against the prospect of being personally marked as one component in a massive human inventory.

Today we might strongly hold such beliefs, but sensibilities can, and probably will, change. How this remarkable attitudinal transformation is likely to occur is clear to anyone who has paid attention to privacy issues over the past quarter-century. There will be no 3 a.m. knock on the door by storm troopers come to force implants into our bodies. The process will be more subtle and cumulative, couched in the unassailable language of progress and social betterment, and mimicking many of the processes that have contributed to the expansion of closed-circuit television cameras and the corporate market in personal data.

A series of tried and tested strategies will be marshaled to familiarize citizens with the technology. These will be coupled with efforts to pressure tainted social groups and entice the remainder of the population into being chipped.

This, then, is how the next generation will come to be micro chipped.

It starts in distant countries. Having tested the technology on guinea pigs, both human and animal, the first widespread use of human implanting will occur in nations at the periphery of the Western world. Such developments are important in their own right, but their international significance pertains to how they familiarize a global audience with the technology and habituate them to the idea that chipping represents a potential future.

An increasing array of hypothetical chipping scenarios will also be depicted in entertainment media, furthering the familiarization process.

In the West, chips will first be implanted in members of stigmatized groups. Pedophiles are the leading candidate for this distinction, although it could start with terrorists, drug dealers, or whatever happens to be that year's most vilified criminals. Short-lived promises will be made that the technology will only be used on the "worst of the worst." In fact, the wholesale chipping of incarcerated individuals will quickly ensue, encompassing people on probation and on parole.

Even accused individuals will be tagged, a measure justified on the grounds that it would stop them from fleeing justice. Many prisoners will welcome this development, since only chipped inmates will be eligible for parole, weekend release, or community sentences. From the prison system will emerge an evocative vocabulary distinguishing chippers from non-chippers.

Although the chips will be justified as a way to reduce fraud and other crimes, criminals will almost immediately develop techniques to simulate other people's chip codes and manipulate their data.

The comparatively small size of the incarcerated population, however, means that prisons would be simply a brief stopover on a longer voyage. Commercial success is contingent on making serious inroads into tagging the larger population of law-abiding citizens. Other stigmatized groups will therefore be targeted. This will undoubtedly entail monitoring welfare recipients, a move justified to reduce fraud, enhance efficiency, and ensure that the poor do not receive "undeserved" benefits.

Once e-commerce is sufficiently advanced, welfare recipients will receive their benefits as electronic vouchers stored on their microchips, a policy that will be tinged with a sense of righteousness, as it will help ensure that clients can only purchase government-approved goods from select merchants, reducing the always disconcerting prospect that poor people might use their limited funds to purchase alcohol or tobacco.

Civil libertarians will try to foster a debate on these developments. Their attempts to prohibit chipping will be handicapped by the inherent difficulty in animating public sympathy for criminals and welfare recipients — groups that many citizens are only too happy to see subjected to tighter regulation. Indeed, the lesser public concern for such groups is an inherent part of the unarticulated rationale for why coerced chipping will be disproportionately directed at the stigmatized.

The official privacy arm of the government will now take up the issue. Mandated to determine the legality of such initiatives, privacy commissioners and Senate Committees will produce a forest of reports presented at an archipelago of international conferences. Hampered by lengthy research and publication timelines, their findings will be delivered long after the widespread adoption of chipping is effectively a fait accompli. The research conclusions on the effectiveness of such technologies will be mixed and open to interpretation.

Officials will vociferously reassure the chipping industry that they do not oppose chipping itself, which has fast become a growing commercial sector. Instead, they are simply seeking to ensure that the technology is used fairly and that data on the chips is not misused. New policies will be drafted.

Employers will start to expect implants as a condition of getting a job. The U.S. military will lead the way, requiring chips for all soldiers as a means to enhance battlefield command and control — and to identify human remains. From cooks to commandos, every one of the more than one million U.S. military personnel will see microchips replace their dog tags.

Following quickly behind will be the massive security sector. Security guards, police officers, and correctional workers will all be expected to have a chip. Individuals with sensitive jobs will find themselves in the same position.

The first signs of this stage are already apparent. In 2004, the Mexican attorney general's office started implanting employees to restrict access to secure areas. The category of "sensitive occupation" will be expansive to the point that anyone with a job that requires keys, a password, security clearance, or identification badge will have those replaced by a chip.

Judges hearing cases on the constitutionality of these measures will conclude that chipping policies are within legal limits. The thin veneer of "voluntariness" coating many of these programs will allow the judiciary to maintain that individuals are not being coerced into using the technology.

In situations where the chips are clearly forced on people, the judgments will deem them to be undeniable infringements of the right to privacy. However, they will then invoke the nebulous and historically shifting standard of "reasonableness" to pronounce coerced chipping a reasonable infringement on privacy rights in a context of demands for governmental efficiency and the pressing need to enhance security in light of the still ongoing wars on terror, drugs, and crime.

At this juncture, an unfortunately common tragedy of modern life will occur: A small child, likely a photogenic toddler, will be murdered or horrifically abused. It will happen in one of the media capitals of the Western world, thereby ensuring non-stop breathless coverage. Chip manufactures will recognize this as the opportunity they have been anticipating for years. With their technology now largely bug-free, familiar to most citizens and comparatively inexpensive, manufacturers will partner with the police to launch a high-profile campaign encouraging parents to implant their children "to ensure your own peace of mind."

Special deals will be offered. Implants will be free, providing the family registers for monitoring services. Loving but unnerved parents will be reassured by the ability to integrate tagging with other functions on their PDA so they can see their child any time from any place.

Paralleling these developments will be initiatives that employ the logic of convenience to entice the increasingly small group of holdouts to embrace the now common practice of being tagged. At first, such convenience tagging will be reserved for the highest echelon of Western society, allowing the elite to move unencumbered through the physical and informational corridors of power. Such practices will spread more widely as the benefits of being chipped become more prosaic. Chipped individuals will, for example, move more rapidly through customs.

Indeed, it will ultimately become a condition of using mass-transit systems that officials be allowed to monitor your chip. Companies will offer discounts to individuals who pay by using funds stored on their embedded chip, on the small-print condition that the merchant can access large swaths of their personal data. These "discounts" are effectively punitive pricing schemes, charging unchipped individuals more as a way to encourage them to submit to monitoring. Corporations will seek out the personal data in hopes of producing ever more fine-grained customer profiles for marketing purposes, and to sell to other institutions.

By this point all major organizations will be looking for opportunities to capitalize on the possibilities inherent in an almost universally chipped population. The uses of chips proliferate, as do the types of discounts. Each new generation of household technology becomes configured to operate by interacting with a person's chip.

Finding a computer or appliance that will run though old-fashioned "hands-on"' interactions becomes progressively more difficult and costly. Patients in hospitals and community care will be routinely chipped, allowing medical staff — or, more accurately, remote computers — to monitor their biological systems in real time.

Eager to reduce the health costs associated with a largely docile citizenry, authorities will provide tax incentives to individuals who exercise regularly. Personal chips will be remotely monitored to ensure that their heart rate is consistent with an exercise regime.

By now, the actual process of "chipping" for many individuals will simply involve activating certain functions of their existing chip. Any prospect of removing the chip will become increasingly untenable, as having a chip will be a precondition for engaging in the main dynamics of modern life, such as shopping, voting, and driving.

The remaining holdouts will grow increasingly weary of Luddite jokes and subtle accusations that they have something to hide. Exasperated at repeatedly watching neighbors bypass them in "chipped" lines while they remain subject to the delays, inconveniences, and costs reserved for the unchipped, they too will choose the path of least resistance and get an implant.

In one generation, then, the cultural distaste many might see as an innate reaction to the prospect of having our bodies marked like those of an inmate in a concentration camp will likely fade.

In the coming years some of the most powerful institutional actors in society will start to align themselves to entice, coerce, and occasionally compel the next generation to get an implant.

Now, therefore, is the time to contemplate the unprecedented dangers of this scenario. The most serious of these concern how even comparatively stable modern societies will, in times of fear, embrace treacherous promises. How would the prejudices of a Joe McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, or of southern Klansmen — all of whom were deeply integrated into the American political establishment — have manifest themselves in such a world? What might Hitler, Mao or Milosevic have accomplished if their citizens were chipped, coded, and remotely monitored?

Choirs of testimonials will soon start to sing the virtues of implants. Calm reassurances will be forthcoming about democratic traditions, the rule of law, and privacy rights. History, unfortunately, shows that things can go disastrously wrong, and that this happens with disconcerting regularity. Little in the way of international agreements, legality, or democratic sensibilities has proved capable of thwarting single-minded ruthlessness.

"It can't happen here" has become the whispered swan song of the disappeared. Best to contemplate these dystopian potentials before we proffer the tender forearms of our sons and daughters. While we cannot anticipate all of the positive advantages that might be derived from this technology, the negative prospects are almost too terrifying to contemplate.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted February 7 2007 -----------------------------------

French Babies Micro-chipped for Protection from Kidnappers

Baby trafficking has become a high-profile problem in France, and a hospital hit by two cases of infant kidnapping wants to put electronic micro-chip wristbands on newborns.

France wants to tackle the booming trade in babies by microchiping them.

Electronic wrist or ankle bands may sound like a high-tech way to monitor criminals on probation, but now a French hospital wants to put the digital shackles on a different demographic -- babies at risk of kidnapping.

Starting in March 2007, babies born in the Le Raincy-Montfermeil hospital in Paris will wear electronic wristbands, the hospital announced. Each wristband will communicate with its own alarm box, which is not attached to the child.

As soon as the wristband moves outside a designated area -- or someone tampers with the box -- the alarm goes off.

The boxes will carry the baby's name, date of birth and a unique serial number. They'll be light and compact, weighing no more than 20 grams (0.795 ounces) together with the band. The hospital will start with 40 alarm sets, which parents will have the right to refuse.

A plague of kidnappings

The hospital's maternity ward hosts 2,000-2,300 births per year, but it's suffered two cases of infant kidnapping over the past five years.

Officials also plan to install surveillance cameras and limit access to the ward.

But infant kidnapping has become such a black-market business in France that another hospital in Le Havre plans to install a similar tagging system for up to €200,000 ($260,500).

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Posted February 2007 -----------------------------------

Public revolt to quash biometric ID chips

Citizens score success abroad while opposition to national card grows in U.S.

While opposition grows to a national ID card in the U.S., citizens of the southeast European nation of Serbia have successfully pressed their government to back off on a plan to make biometric data chips compulsory in the country's new citizen cards.

The decision followed a pitched battle prior to the Jan. 21 election as opponents criticized the accompanying plan for a centralized database of citizen information and the taking of fingerprints.

Biometric technology uses data from sources such as fingerprints, facial features and iris scans to authenticate a person's identity.

In the U.S., the Real ID Act passed by Congress in 2005 calls for a national ID portion to go into effect by May 2008. It requires states to participate in a federal data-sharing program when issuing driver's licenses, making those licenses de facto national ID cards.

A number of state legislatures have passed non-binding measures in opposition, including the Maine House and Senate, which yesterday almost unanimously approved a resolution refusing to implement the Real ID Act.

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Posted January 30, 2007 -----------------------------------

Cattle branding comes to the 21st Century - Fla. Man Develops GPS Shoes -

Somark Innovations, a small company working out of Saint Louis, has successfully tested an RFID tattoo, on cows, mice and rats: enabling an identifying number embedded under the skin to be read from over a meter away.

Implanting identification numbers into animals is nothing new: in the UK pets traveling abroad, and returning, must have an identification chip inside them, but these are expensive and relatively large (12mm by 2mm in diameter), and the readers have a very restricted range.

The system developed by Somark uses an array of needles to quickly inject a pattern of dots into each animal, with the pattern changing for each injection. This pattern can then be read from over a meter way using a proprietary reader operating at high frequency.

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Fla. Man Develops GPS Shoes

Global Positioning System technology is turning up in more and more devices, like watches and cell phones.

But a Miami company has used the technology to develop shoes that can be located anywhere in the world.

The shoes' developer Sayo Isaac Daniel said people can forget to carry their phones, but they can't leave the house without their shoes.

The design allows wearers to press a hidden button to send a distress signal.

The Quantum Satellite Technology shoes are planned to hit stores in March at a price of $325 to $350.

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Posted January 24, 2007 -----------------------------------

Human ID implant to be unveiled soon

A working prototype of an implant designed to monitor the physiology and whereabouts of human wearers, known as Digital Angel, was unveiled in October at an invitation-only event in New York City -- two months ahead of schedule.

Developed by Applied Digital Solutions, the device is said to be the first-ever operational combination of bio-sensor technology and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications linked to global positioning satellite location-tracking systems.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... I told you all a while back that this chip just might be the MARK OF THE BEAST - 666 - not "IF" but "WHEN" they were able to miniaturize GPS enough to fit it in the rice sized chip. NOW IT IS HERE! How long now before you are FORCED to take this MARK???...

Applied Digital Solutions Chairman Richard Sullivan said the development of the technology has progressed well ahead of schedule.

"We're extremely heartened by the remarkable progress made by Dr. Peter Zhou and his entire research team, including professors and their associates at Princeton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology," said Sullivan.

"This technology relates directly to the exploding wireless marketplace. We'll be demonstrating for the first time ever that wireless telecommunications systems and bio-sensor devices -

- capable of measuring and transmitting critical body function data -

- that can be successfully linked together with GPS (global positioning satellite) technology and integrated with the Internet."

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted January 22, 2007 -----------------------------------

Animal Tracking Implants for People?

Under the federally supported National Animal Identification System (NAIS), digital tags are expected to be affixed to the U.S.'s 40 million farm animals to enable regulators to track and respond quickly to disease, bioterrorist, and other calamities.

Opponents have many fears about this plan, among them that it could be the forerunner of a similar system for humans.

The theory, circulated in blogs, goes like this: You test it on the animals first, demonstrating the viability of the radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs) to monitor each and every animal's movements and health history from birth to death, and then move on to people.

Well, all you conspiracy buffs, let me introduce you to Kevin McGrath and Scott Silverman.

McGrath heads a small, growing company that makes RFID chips for animals…and people.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Microchip Implants for UK mentally ill planned

Radical measures for tackling crime - ranging from monitoring the behavior of the mentally ill with implanted radio chips to hormone injections for sex offenders — are to be considered by the Government in a wide-ranging policy review ordered by Tony Blair.

The Prime Minister said yesterday that Labor had to renew its sense of leadership and energy as voters were getting bored with the party after 10 years in power.

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Posted January 19-21, 2007 -----------------------------------

The latest in RFID Invisible RFID Ink

A startup company developing chipless RFID ink has tested its product on cattle and laboratory rats.

Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested biocompatible RFID ink, which can be read through animal hairs.

The passive RFID technology could be used to identify and track cows to reduce financial losses from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow disease) scares.

Somark, which formed in 2005, is located at the Center for Emerging Technologies in St. Louis.

The company is raising Series A equity financing and plans to license the technology to secondary markets, which could include laboratory animals, dogs, cats, prime cuts of meat, and military personnel.

Chief scientist Ramos Mays said the tests provide a true proof-of-principle and mitigate most of the technological risks in terms of the product's performance.

"This proves the ability to create a synthetic biometric or fake fingerprint with biocompatible, chipless RFID ink and read it through hair," he said.

Co-founder Mark Pydynowski said during an interview Wednesday that the ink doesn't contain any metals and can be either invisible or colored.

He declined to say what is in the ink, but said he's certain that it is 100% biocompatible and chemically inert. He also said it is safe for people and animals.

The process developed by Somark involves a geometric array of micro-needles and a reusable applicator with a one-time-use ink capsule.

Pydynowski said it takes five to 10 seconds to "stamp or tattoo" an animal, and there is no need to remove the fur. The ink remains in the dermal layer, and a reader can detect it from 4 feet away.

"Conceptually, you can think of it in the same way that visible light is reflected by mirrors," he said, adding that the actual process is slightly different and proprietary.

The amount of information contained in the ink depends on the surface area available, he said.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for a 15-digit number to track cattle.

The first three digits are "840" for the U.S. country code. The remaining digits are unique identifiers. The numbers would link to a database containing more information.

"It can say where it has been, who it has talked to, who it has eaten with, and who else it has been in contact with," Pydynowski said.

Ranchers and others in the agricultural industry can choose a covert stamping system, which would make it impossible for cattle thieves to tell which animals have been marked and easy for those checking for stolen cattle to determine a cow's source.

Pydynowski said the technology is an improvement over ear tags, which can be detached from cows and other products.

The technology could verify that cuts of meat originated in a hormone-free environment, Pydynowski said, adding that consumers would destroy the system by breaking down the ink when chewing the meat.

In other words, Big Brother wouldn't know whether someone ate a Big Mac or a filet mignon, according to Pydynowski's explanation.

However, the government and agricultural producers and retailers could track e-coli outbreaks in spinach, he said.

The ink also could be used to track and rescue soldiers, Pydynowski said.

"It could help identify friends or foes, prevent friendly fire, and help save soldiers' lives," he said.

"It's a very scary proposition when you're dealing with humans, but with military personnel, we're talking about saving soldiers' lives and it may be something worthwhile."

***WATCHMAN... This MAY just be the MARK OF THE BEAST!!!...

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Posted January 15, 2007 ----------------------------------------

      THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                     JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Project Aims to Tag Tokyo Neighborhood With RFID

A location-based services trial that will see a famous Tokyo neighborhood blanketed with about 10,000 radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and other beacons got its start earlier this month.

The Tokyo Ubiquitous Network Project seeks to install RFID, infrared and wireless transmitters throughout Tokyo’s Ginza area, which is the most famous shopping area in the capital. The tags and transmitters will provide location-related information to people carrying prototype readers developed for the trial, said Ken Sakamura, a professor at The University of Tokyo and the leader of the project.

The system works by matching a unique code sent out by each beacon with data stored on a server on the Internet. The data is obtained automatically by the terminal, which communicates back to the server via a wireless LAN connection and requests the data relevant to the beacon that is being picked up.

Sakamura envisages the system will be able to provide users with basic navigation and information about the shops and stores in the area in at least four languages: Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.

For example, bringing the terminal close to an RFID tag on a street lamp will pinpoint the user’s location, and the system will be able to guide the user to the nearest railway station, while walking past a radio beacon in front of a shop might bring up details of current special offers or a menu for a restaurant.

"Ginza is the most famous shopping district in Japan," said Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara at an event to launch the project. "In every building there are many shops, bars and clubs and it can be difficult to find the one you want. With this, you can just push a button and find the where you want to go"

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Posted January 11, 2007 ----------------------------------------

Experts crack UK chip and pin security

Experts claimed last night to have found a way of doctoring chip and pin machines to collect customer details.

Security fears were raised after a specialist research team at Cambridge University said they had reconfigured a machine to allow it to copy personal account and pin numbers which could then be used to create fake cards.

The researchers, who specialise in testing the security of electronic hardware, said it would be relatively easy for fraudsters to replicate their method. It cost less than £1,000, took only a month and all the information and equipment needed was available on the internet and from computer manufacturers, they said.

The Security Group, based at Cambridge's computer laboratories, rewired a chip and pin machine to let them control the screen, keypad and card-reader. They then showed the results on the internet.

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Posted January 9, 2007 ----------------------------------------

Is it flu or malaria? New disease testing Micro-chip has answer

A new diagnostic tool called a gene chip can tell with a single test if a patient has malaria, Ebola, influenza or a bacterial infection, researchers said.

The so-called GreeneChip can quickly diagnose infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites, using tissue, blood, urine and stool, the international team of researchers report in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

So when a patient comes in with flu-like symptoms, such as fever, a sore throat, a cough and muscle aches, a doctor armed with such a chip can quickly tell if it is a dangerous strain of flu or a relatively harmless virus.

The GreeneChip is a glass slide with row after row of DNA or RNA samples from nearly 30,000 different viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

"When human fluid and tissue samples are applied to the chip, these probes will stick to any closely related genetic material in the samples," the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which helped develop the chip, said in a statement.

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Posted January 5-7, 2007 ----------------------------------------

Electronic Tagging Of Humans

The implantation of microchips in milking animals to check the misuse of bank loans and tracking the movement of wild animals by radio collars are very common now a days. But humans, in future, are also to be tagged for tracking their movements by imbedding a microchip in the body.

This chip would be capable of transmitting data to a computer. The implantation technique in humans would open way to a numerous exciting applications in the field of medical sciences, bionics and human biometrics.

Dr Kelvin Warwick, Professor of Cybernetics, University of Reading, U.K., has been conducting research on artificial intelligence, control and robotics under Project Cyborg. In the first phase of project started in 1998, he got a microchip implantation in his forearm.

All the neuro-signals between Dr Warwick's brain and the body were transmitted, recorded and analyzed by the computer. The signals received by a neural signal processor were digitized and then scanned on line for neural spike events. The motor neural signals detected by the array were able to move an intelligent artificial hand.

In a landmark event, scientists succeeded in moving the robot hand through on-line neural transmission.

In another experiment, the ultrasonic signals from an external source were received by Dr Warwick's neural network and it enabled him move around a room blindfold without hitting the objects.

After three months of experimentation, no adverse effects in terms of rejection or infection were detected. The body had adapted and effectively strengthened the neural connection with tissues growing around the array and holding it firmly in place on the median nerve.

The electronic tagging of humans may provide immense applications from security and national identity management to the offender tagging. The uses of this technology are endless. It would provide a more permanent form of identification than a smart card.

In future, a silicon chip implant could provide a unique and permanent source of identification of a person, containing vast amount of data on an individual such as nationality, medical record and citizen data. This data would be retrieved easily and could be transmitted instantly to any place via internet.

In the financial sector, it would offer new ways in personal verification technology. It would help in curbing identity theft and prevent fraudulent access to banking and credit card accounts because for meeting any such transaction, the physical presence would be required.

In the fast changing world of information technology, the security is of paramount importance. In this field, the chip implant could integrate with advanced biometric devices such as retina scanners so as to enable the security managements safe access to buildings and government establishments.

In future, its use could be extended to consumer products such as cars, homes, ACs and mobile telephones.

Another important area of its use, would be in the countries where kidnapping for ransom is prevalent. The chip implant technology may provide an ideal solution.

Soon you can have a tracking chip implanted in your body. If you have lost your little baby on way to school or at the mall, the Babysitter will track his location from a jellybean-sized microchip implant discretely tucked under the collarbone.

The Constant Companion lets you keep a watchful eye on grandpa or grandma, even when you can't be by their sides.

The Invisible Bodyguard offers you the freedom from the fear, and you can enjoy the fauna and foliage when eco-tourism takes you to kidnapping.

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Posted January 4

Some See 666 In Mandatory National Animal Identification

Initial plans for a national livestock identification program were unveiled in 20002 and almost immediately opposition to the program started to mount. In fact, some said the proposed ID program is a new threat to rural freedom.

The voices against instituting the USDA National Animal Identification System (NAIS) continue to grow louder as more elements of the plan are being put in place by USDA.

Opponents base their stand on a smorgasbord of issues ranging from the plan being unconstitutional to not fulfilling the initial goal of the program, and from an unfair economic burden on livestock producers to the infringement of their personal and religious rights.

Even though the NAIS process has advanced to the stage of voluntarily obtaining premise ID numbers, those opposed to the program hope to stop it dead in its tracks, before January 2008, when they claim USDA will make premise and animal identification mandatory.

To better understand the opposition to the plan, a little background information is first needed. The NAIS plan is basically made up of two registration components and an additional animal tracking capability.

First, every person who owns even one cow, pig, horse, sheep, bison, chicken, turkey, or virtually any livestock animal, would be required to register their location, including name, address, telephone number, GPS coordinates, in a federal database under a 7-digit "premise ID number."

The second part would require these owners to obtain a 15-digit ID number for any animal that ever leaves the premises of its birth. This number would also be kept in a federal database. Even though these registrations are now voluntary, opponents to NAIS say it's only a matter of time until they become required and they point to recent statements by political and commodity leaders to prove that point.

Finally, once the two ID parts are in place, animal tracking will be easily accomplished.

Incoming House Ag Committee Chairman, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., in a speech to farm broadcasters at the recently held national convention in Kansas City, said he backs mandatory national animal identification because USDA is "screwing up" the implementation of a voluntary system.

The National Pork Producers Council President Joy Philippi has indicated the pork industry has always believed mandatory animal ID was the way to go.

"We want to see it mandatory," Philippi said. "We believe the best thing that can happen is that if it's a mandatory law people have to register their premises, because if we can have that 48-hour trace-back, we protect our herd."

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Posted for HOLIDAY WEEKEND December 29, 2006 through January 1, 2007 -------------------------------------

      THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                     JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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How the next generation will come to be micro chipped is a realistic scenario

One day we will all happily be implanted with microchips, and our every move will be monitored. The technology exists; the only barrier is society's resistance to the loss of privacy

By the time my four-year-old son is swathed in the soft flesh of old age, he will likely find it unremarkable that he and almost everyone he knows will be permanently implanted with a microchip. Automatically tracking his location in real time, it will connect him with databases monitoring and recording his smallest behavioral traits.

Most people anticipate such a prospect with a sense of horrified disbelief, dismissing it as a science-fiction fantasy. The technology, however, already exists. For years humane societies have implanted all the pets that leave their premises with a small identifying microchip. As well, millions of consumer goods are now traced with tiny radio frequency identification chips that allow satellites to reveal their exact location.

A select group of people are already "chipped" with devices that automatically open doors, turn on lights, and perform other low-level miracles. Prominent among such individuals is researcher Kevin Warwick of Reading University in England; Warwick is a leading proponent of the almost limitless potential uses for such chips.

Other users include the patrons of the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, many of whom have paid about $150 for the privilege of being implanted with an identifying chip that allows them to bypass lengthy club queues and purchase drinks by being scanned. These individuals are the advance guard of an effort to expand the technology as widely as possible.

From this point forward, microchips will become progressively smaller, less invasive, and easier to deploy. Thus, any realistic barrier to the wholesale "chipping" of Western citizens is not technological but cultural. It relies upon the visceral reaction against the prospect of being personally marked as one component in a massive human inventory.

Today we might strongly hold such beliefs, but sensibilities can, and probably will, change. How this remarkable attitudinal transformation is likely to occur is clear to anyone who has paid attention to privacy issues over the past quarter-century. There will be no 3 a.m. knock on the door by storm troopers come to force implants into our bodies. The process will be more subtle and cumulative, couched in the unassailable language of progress and social betterment, and mimicking many of the processes that have contributed to the expansion of closed-circuit television cameras and the corporate market in personal data.

A series of tried and tested strategies will be marshaled to familiarize citizens with the technology. These will be coupled with efforts to pressure tainted social groups and entice the remainder of the population into being chipped.

This, then, is how the next generation will come to be micro chipped.

It starts in distant countries. Having tested the technology on guinea pigs, both human and animal, the first widespread use of human implanting will occur in nations at the periphery of the Western world. Such developments are important in their own right, but their international significance pertains to how they familiarize a global audience with the technology and habituate them to the idea that chipping represents a potential future.

An increasing array of hypothetical chipping scenarios will also be depicted in entertainment media, furthering the familiarization process.

In the West, chips will first be implanted in members of stigmatized groups. Pedophiles are the leading candidate for this distinction, although it could start with terrorists, drug dealers, or whatever happens to be that year's most vilified criminals. Short-lived promises will be made that the technology will only be used on the "worst of the worst." In fact, the wholesale chipping of incarcerated individuals will quickly ensue, encompassing people on probation and on parole.

Even accused individuals will be tagged, a measure justified on the grounds that it would stop them from fleeing justice. Many prisoners will welcome this development, since only chipped inmates will be eligible for parole, weekend release, or community sentences. From the prison system will emerge an evocative vocabulary distinguishing chippers from non-chippers.

Although the chips will be justified as a way to reduce fraud and other crimes, criminals will almost immediately develop techniques to simulate other people's chip codes and manipulate their data.

The comparatively small size of the incarcerated population, however, means that prisons would be simply a brief stopover on a longer voyage. Commercial success is contingent on making serious inroads into tagging the larger population of law-abiding citizens. Other stigmatized groups will therefore be targeted. This will undoubtedly entail monitoring welfare recipients, a move justified to reduce fraud, enhance efficiency, and ensure that the poor do not receive "undeserved" benefits.

Once e-commerce is sufficiently advanced, welfare recipients will receive their benefits as electronic vouchers stored on their microchips, a policy that will be tinged with a sense of righteousness, as it will help ensure that clients can only purchase government-approved goods from select merchants, reducing the always disconcerting prospect that poor people might use their limited funds to purchase alcohol or tobacco.

Civil libertarians will try to foster a debate on these developments. Their attempts to prohibit chipping will be handicapped by the inherent difficulty in animating public sympathy for criminals and welfare recipients — groups that many citizens are only too happy to see subjected to tighter regulation. Indeed, the lesser public concern for such groups is an inherent part of the unarticulated rationale for why coerced chipping will be disproportionately directed at the stigmatized.

The official privacy arm of the government will now take up the issue. Mandated to determine the legality of such initiatives, privacy commissioners and Senate Committees will produce a forest of reports presented at an archipelago of international conferences. Hampered by lengthy research and publication timelines, their findings will be delivered long after the widespread adoption of chipping is effectively a fait accompli. The research conclusions on the effectiveness of such technologies will be mixed and open to interpretation.

Officials will vociferously reassure the chipping industry that they do not oppose chipping itself, which has fast become a growing commercial sector. Instead, they are simply seeking to ensure that the technology is used fairly and that data on the chips is not misused. New policies will be drafted.

Employers will start to expect implants as a condition of getting a job. The U.S. military will lead the way, requiring chips for all soldiers as a means to enhance battlefield command and control — and to identify human remains. From cooks to commandos, every one of the more than one million U.S. military personnel will see microchips replace their dog tags.

Following quickly behind will be the massive security sector. Security guards, police officers, and correctional workers will all be expected to have a chip. Individuals with sensitive jobs will find themselves in the same position.

The first signs of this stage are already apparent. In 2004, the Mexican attorney general's office started implanting employees to restrict access to secure areas. The category of "sensitive occupation" will be expansive to the point that anyone with a job that requires keys, a password, security clearance, or identification badge will have those replaced by a chip.

Judges hearing cases on the constitutionality of these measures will conclude that chipping policies are within legal limits. The thin veneer of "voluntaries" coating many of these programs will allow the judiciary to maintain that individuals are not being coerced into using the technology.

In situations where the chips are clearly forced on people, the judgments will deem them to be undeniable infringements of the right to privacy. However, they will then invoke the nebulous and historically shifting standard of "reasonableness" to pronounce coerced chipping a reasonable infringement on privacy rights in a context of demands for governmental efficiency and the pressing need to enhance security in light of the still ongoing wars on terror, drugs, and crime.

At this juncture, an unfortunately common tragedy of modern life will occur: A small child, likely a photogenic toddler, will be murdered or horrifically abused. It will happen in one of the media capitals of the Western world, thereby ensuring non-stop breathless coverage. Chip manufactures will recognize this as the opportunity they have been anticipating for years. With their technology now largely bug-free, familiar to most citizens and comparatively inexpensive, manufacturers will partner with the police to launch a high-profile campaign encouraging parents to implant their children "to ensure your own peace of mind."

Special deals will be offered. Implants will be free, providing the family registers for monitoring services. Loving but unnerved parents will be reassured by the ability to integrate tagging with other functions on their PDA so they can see their child any time from any place.

Paralleling these developments will be initiatives that employ the logic of convenience to entice the increasingly small group of holdouts to embrace the now common practice of being tagged. At first, such convenience tagging will be reserved for the highest echelon of Western society, allowing the elite to move unencumbered through the physical and informational corridors of power. Such practices will spread more widely as the benefits of being chipped become more prosaic. Chipped individuals will, for example, move more rapidly through customs.

Indeed, it will ultimately become a condition of using mass-transit systems that officials be allowed to monitor your chip. Companies will offer discounts to individuals who pay by using funds stored on their embedded chip, on the small-print condition that the merchant can access large swaths of their personal data. These "discounts" are effectively punitive pricing schemes, charging unchipped individuals more as a way to encourage them to submit to monitoring. Corporations will seek out the personal data in hopes of producing ever more fine-grained customer profiles for marketing purposes, and to sell to other institutions.

By this point all major organizations will be looking for opportunities to capitalize on the possibilities inherent in an almost universally chipped population. The uses of chips proliferate, as do the types of discounts. Each new generation of household technology becomes configured to operate by interacting with a person's chip.

Finding a computer or appliance that will run though old-fashioned "hands-on"' interactions becomes progressively more difficult and costly. Patients in hospitals and community care will be routinely chipped, allowing medical staff — or, more accurately, remote computers — to monitor their biological systems in real time.

Eager to reduce the health costs associated with a largely docile citizenry, authorities will provide tax incentives to individuals who exercise regularly. Personal chips will be remotely monitored to ensure that their heart rate is consistent with an exercise regime.

By now, the actual process of "chipping" for many individuals will simply involve activating certain functions of their existing chip. Any prospect of removing the chip will become increasingly untenable, as having a chip will be a precondition for engaging in the main dynamics of modern life, such as shopping, voting, and driving.

The remaining holdouts will grow increasingly weary of Luddite jokes and subtle accusations that they have something to hide. Exasperated at repeatedly watching neighbors bypass them in "chipped" lines while they remain subject to the delays, inconveniences, and costs reserved for the un-chipped, they too will choose the path of least resistance and get an implant.

In one generation, then, the cultural distaste many might see as an innate reaction to the prospect of having our bodies marked like those of an inmate in a concentration camp will likely fade.

In the coming years some of the most powerful institutional actors in society will start to align themselves to entice, coerce, and occasionally compel the next generation to get an implant.

Now, therefore, is the time to contemplate the unprecedented dangers of this scenario. The most serious of these concern how even comparatively stable modern societies will, in times of fear, embrace treacherous promises. How would the prejudices of a Joe McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, or of southern Klansmen — all of whom were deeply integrated into the American political establishment — have manifest themselves in such a world? What might Hitler, Mao or Milosevic have accomplished if their citizens were chipped, coded, and remotely monitored?

Choirs of testimonials will soon start to sing the virtues of implants. Calm reassurances will be forthcoming about democratic traditions, the rule of law, and privacy rights. History, unfortunately, shows that things can go disastrously wrong, and that this happens with disconcerting regularity. Little in the way of international agreements, legality, or democratic sensibilities has proved capable of thwarting single-minded ruthlessness.

"It can't happen here" has become the whispered swan song of the disappeared. Best to contemplate these dystopian potentials before we proffer the tender forearms of our sons and daughters. While we cannot anticipate all of the positive advantages that might be derived from this technology, the negative prospects are almost too terrifying to contemplate.

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Posted December 27, 2006 -------------------------------

ePassports 'at risk' from cloning

The ePassport is one of the many measures pursued by the United States and governments internationally after the horror of 11 September.

It will, we are promised, keep the unwanted and dangerous outside our borders, while streamlining entry for those welcome to come and visit.

But as the implementation of the scheme gets underway it is becoming clear that there could be serious problems with it.

With the old passport, we knew where we stood. If you lost it you knew you had lost it, but with the new, machine readable passports the story is very different.

When you take a digital photo the image is, in effect, a code, which means that however many prints you make they are all exactly the same.

Five-minute replica

So when Lukas Grunwald and Christian Bottger realized they could clone the new ePassport they were pretty sure it would be identical to the original, and undetectable. So how did they do it?

The chip inside the ePassport is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip of the type poised to replace the barcode in supermarkets.

A new British biometric European Union passport, which is embedded with a microchip

The 'enhanced' security features of ePassports are being questioned

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Posted December 26, 2006 -------------------------------

Verichip expands into South Africa

Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiary, VeriChip Corporation, announced that iChip Corporation has acquired the distribution rights for all VeriChip radio frequency identification (RFID) products in South Africa, including VeriMed for patient identification, Roam Alert for wander prevention, HUGS for infant protection, and ToolHound.

The three-year agreement is valued at US$750,000 and represents the first international deployment for the patient identification and medical information system.

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Posted December 18, 2006 ----------------------------------

Schumer Warns On No-Swipe Credit Cards

No-swipe credit cards that use radio waves to relay their data put consumers at increased risk of identity theft, Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record) said.

"These cards may be convenient, but they're a double-edged sword," said Schumer, D-N.Y.

Tens of millions of no-swipe credit cards have been issued in the past year. When a customer uses the credit card to make a purchase, the card is processed by a radio frequency identification reader operated by the retailer.

Schumer said thieves can equip themselves with the radio frequency readers to steal information from the credit cards, which are being marketed heavily as time savers.

"All you need to be is within a couple of feet of the customer," Schumer said. "You may as well put your credit card information on a big sign on your back."

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... What have I been saying?...

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Posted December 1, 2006 ----------------------------------

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Biometric ID Has Biblical Implications, Says Calvary Chapel Founder Chuck Smith

More than 3.3 million consumers now use biometric technology to pay for their purchases at several U.S. retailers, reports Parade Magazine. One prominent church founder shares his thoughts on the biblical implications of such technology.

"Customers at several retailers can now literally pay by touch," says the magazine in its Nov. 12, 2006 issue. "By placing their finger on a scanner at the checkout and entering their home phone number, these tech-savvy shoppers can deduct the cost of a carton of milk directly from a bank account or credit card." Such futuristic technology, often relegated to scenes in high-tech thrillers or science fiction novels, is available now.

In a recent exclusive interview, Chuck Smith, founder and senior pastor of the original Calvary Chapel (Costa Mesa, CA), contends that "this development clearly illustrates that we are one step closer to what is described in the Book of Revelation." Smith indicates that "this should be yet another wake-up call from God that we are in the last of the last days. We already know of eye-identification scanning devices and other technology [identification chips for pets, GPS technology] that clearly shows us this."

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted November 30, 2006 ----------------------------------

Big Brother and The Mark Of The Beast

Future Surveillance Will Get Under Your Skin

This unique human chip implant was supposed to protect me - but it just makes me more vulnerable

The most shocking part of Britain's frantic rush towards a fully fledged surveillance society is not so much the threat to personal liberty, although that is important; it is the lack of security in the systems that are confidently held up to be the solution to the problems of

21st-century crime and terrorism.

While each of us is required to give more and more information about ourselves to the government's various centralized databases, and submit to increasing surveillance in our daily lives, almost no one seems to consider the risk to us if these systems are breached.

For some time now, I have been warning about the menace that these systems may come to represent in the hands of future governments, the nature of which we cannot know. But having spent the last few months making a film, Suspect Nation, with the director Neil Ferguson - about the growth of surveillance since 9/11 - I realize that the threat exists in the present. Both of us were astonished at the gaps in security that we found and the insouciance of government.

It is difficult to know whether this comes from ignorance or a failure of imagination, but as the barriers are swept away by science, ministers, few of whom have the slightest technical knowledge, place increasing faith in surveillance technologies.

What they do not grasp is that when you pool records on a national database, you are also creating a very attractive target. And sooner or later, someone will find the unmarked back door.

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Posted November 28, 2006 ----------------------------------

London gets ready for contactless payments

No PIN, no signing, no touch required

Details were announced of the initial London roll out of a new wave of contact less debit cards, credit cards and pre-pay cards for payments under £10.

An extension to the existing Chip and PIN EMV network, Maestro / MasterCard’s PayPass and Visa's contact less system will allow users to pay for small goods such as rail tickets, newspapers and beers by waving their card in front of an RFID sensor on a point of sale or vending machine.

Watch out for this logo to start appearing around you soon.

While, initially, this might sound open to wide scale abuse, with robbers able to swipe the card and pay for things without challenge, the maximum transaction size of £10 will help to minimize the risk, and each card will come with built-in counters that will only allow a certain number of contactless payments to be made before a PIN must be entered.

This counter is also reset every time a standard Chip and PIN transaction (so anything over £10) is made, so the card providers believe that a PIN will only be required in practice every one out of 20 times the card is used.

Initial trials in Scotland, and elsewhere across the world, have shown very positive feedback from customers and merchants alike, with cardholders liking the ease-of-use and speed, and merchants the reduced hassle, especially having to haul less cash around at the end of the day.

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Tommy Thompson: The "Chipper" President?

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson is considering a run for president in 2008, a move that should spark alarm among those familiar with Thompson's calls for widespread RFID chipping of Americans. The authors of "Spychips," Dr. Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre, who closely monitor the RFID industry, caution that his position on the Board of the VeriChip Corporation and his stock options in the company make Thompson one of the most dangerous figures in American politics today.

As head of Health and Human Services, Thompson oversaw the scandal-ridden FDA when it approved the VeriChip as a medical device. Shortly after leaving his cabinet post, he joined the board of the VeriChip Corporation and wasted no time in using his clout to promote the company's glass encapsulated RFID tags. These tags are injected into human flesh to uniquely number and identify people.

In public appearances, Thompson has suggested implanting the microchips into Americans to link to their electronic medical records. "It's very beneficial and it's going to be extremely helpful and it's a giant step forward to getting what we call an electronic medical record for all Americans," he said in July 2005. He also suggested implanting military personnel with the chips to replace dog tags.

Thompson's desire to run for president is not mere speculation. Media outlets in his home state of Wisconsin, where he served four terms as governor, have confirmed Thompson is laying the foundation for a presidential bid. His wife Sue Ann has told reporters that the family has discussed his candidacy and that "He should give it a try. He's got a lot of good ideas." Thompson himself has stated, "There's no question I'm interested."

Thompson is considered a long-shot for the Republican nomination, but his influence shouldn't be discounted, says McIntyre. "Despite his folksy manner, he's a savvy politician whose Washington connections run deep, and he's got a vested interest in chipping America." She points out that Thompson has an option on more than 150,000 shares of VeriChip stock.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Is that not called a "CONFLICT OF INTEREST"???...

Right now those options aren't worth much. Security flaws and public squeamishness have hurt the company's sales, resulting in losses of millions of dollars.

"It will take a considerable shift in public perception to chip enough Americans to turn all that red ink to black," Albrecht observes. "It concerns us that Thompson would have a financial interest in having people roll up their sleeves while aiming for such an influential office."

Ironically, Thompson himself has not yet received a microchip implant despite what must be extraordinary pressure from the VeriChip Corporation. He made a promise to do so on national television over a year ago.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Apparently what HE SAYS is GOOD FOR YOU is not GOOD FOR HIM!!!...

"Given the unpopularity of the VeriChip and people's concern it could be abused, Thompson has been wise to avoid getting chipped himself," says Albrecht. "Getting chipped would be political suicide for any politician. Even if he remains chip-free as we hope, the American people should still be wary of him."

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted November 17, 2006 ----------------------------------

The next great step in implantable microchip technology

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Digital Angel Corporation a patent for its syringe-implantable glucose-sensing RFID microchip, Digital Angel announced today. The RFID microchip measures the glucose concentration levels of diabetic patients and will be marketed and distributed by Digital Angel's sister company, VeriChip, as an extension to the company's products benefiting people.

"A glucose-sensing microchip could profoundly impact the 230 million people worldwide living with diabetes," said Digital Angel CEO and President, Kevin McGrath. "Patent approval for this RFID microchip is a major step in bringing this life-altering technology to market. It also underscores Digital Angel's commitment to innovation, product development and rapid growth."

Checking blood glucose levels regularly is critical to properly managing diabetes. The conventional method - a finger prick - is invasive, painful and often inaccurate. The implantable bio-sensor chip has a passive transponder, glucose sensor and integrated circuitry that allow anyone implanted with the microchip to painlessly scan it to determine their level of glucose concentration. The RFID microchip quickly and accurately transmits the glucose data back to a wireless scanner that displays the glucose level. The RFID microchip is powered by the scanner signal, avoiding the need for a battery in the microchip.

"This is a landmark development in the world of diabetes management," said Dr. Joseph Feldman, Chairman of the Emergency/Trauma Department of Hackensack University Medical Center. "The current process for monitoring blood sugar levels is painful, cumbersome and discouraging, and especially burdensome for the young and the elderly. By having this technology, the process becomes effortless. This glucose-sensing RFID microchip is the next great step in implantable microchip technology."

Digital Angel, a leading producer of electronic tags for livestock, pets, fish and humans, foresees expansion beyond the human market for the glucose-sensing RFID microchip. According to the company, diabetes is a major disease issue in animal livestock today. As a result, the glucose-sensing RFID microchip could have an equally significant impact in monitoring the glucose levels in livestock animals.

"We recognize that extensive work is required to commercialize this product, including the time and investment required for development, clinical trials and FDA approval," said McGrath. "Still, we view this as an incredibly important advancement in the world of diabetes management."

Digital Angel is seeking international patent protection covering the same glucose-sensor RFID technology. The company, in conjunction with VeriChip Corporation, its exclusive licensee in the area of human implantable identification products, is in the process of naming this product.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Micro chips becoming the latest medical accessory

It's a technology that's already being used on millions of pets in America. Now, micro chips are being implanted in human beings as well and in Las Vegas, the procedure was performed on dozens of people attending a medical convention.

The implants are inserted into the arm. The tiny computer chips can help doctors get important medical information. The chips are incredibly small and are implanted just under the skin.

The chips that are used in dogs and cats contain information that can identify the animal if it gets lost. In the case of humans, the chips provide a link to a computer database that gives doctors instant access to a patient's complete medical history.

All this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center, health care professionals are having the chips surgically implanted.

Not everyone is ready to have a micro chip in their body, and the people who run the company called Verichip understand that some people are afraid that the technology could be used to track their behavior, or turn them into some sort of futuristic computer controlled being.

"That's complete Sci-Fi," said Marc Poulshock, Verichip. "There's no GPS on it at all."

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Funny... they claimed in another recient interview they have them NOW with GPS...

Only one doctor in the Las Vegas area is actively performing the implants, and he says there are many reasons why he believes the device can help save a patient's life.

"If they've been in a car accident, or if the person has allergies, the chip will lead you to that data," said Dr. Darin Brimhall.

The procedure leaves a small, temporary scar, and after that, the chip is so small, it virtually disappears into the body. The current cost for patents to have the chip implanted runs between $200 and $300.

One idea for the chips is to implant them in US Military personnel so that soldiers injured in the field can be quickly and accurately identified.

According to the makers of the chip, ten hospitals and emergency rooms in Las Vegas have agreed to begin using the devices that scan for the implants.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Implanting Citizens With Verichips

The Taking of Free Will

In October, 2004, the FDA approved an implantable microchip for use in humans. A tiny subcutaneous RFID tag, now made by several American companies like Applied Digital Solutions, VeriChip, and Digital Angel are mass-producing RFID chips and stocking chip warehouses and implantation centers.

Upper level governmental officials are getting "chipped" to demonstrate public acceptance of the technology, and they are very quick to highlight the humanitarian uses of tracking devices in humans.

Children and pets should be chipped in case they get lost. Chipping children will help to locate kidnapped kids. Chipping senior citizens gives hospitals immediate access to their medical records.

Many millionaires and their children are chipping themselves for security reasons.

Large herds of cattle and sheep are implanted to assist ranchers and farmers with efficient

tracking.

Security, medical and emergency applications seem to be call of the corporations and their government backers when it comes to the new branding technologies, but for American citizens it is, first and foremost, an outrage, unthinkable, immoral, and for many it is demonic.

RFID technology is everywhere. It's in the cars that we drive, in the products sold at Wal-Mart, in our cell phones, and in many other applications, but the Digital Angel Chip takes implementation technology to a whole new level of abuse.

Digital Angel combined advanced biosensor technology and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications that are linked to Global Positioning Systems. The chip, utilizing advanced biosensor

capabilities, can monitor body functions and transmit that data anywhere in the world while giving out accurate location information to a ground station or monitoring facility.

If that is not the death of privacy, what is? If corporations can monitor our body functions and our locations, twenty-four hours a day and year after year, then what is privacy?

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... I predicted long ago that they WOULD get GPS miniturized into this chip AND that would make it the absolutely perfict choice to cayyy the MARK of The New World Order BEAST System - 666!

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

...AND that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

...Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man;

AND his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted November 6, 2006 ----------------------------------

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America is being conquered from within: The Taking of Free Will

Now let's add to the Verichips the other biometric technologies which identify humans by unique biological or physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, retina characteristics, and face recognition points - all this multi-billion dollar technology to safeguard millionaires, to track lost children and pets, to track child molesters, and to help seniors? If you believe that, then I've got some wetland to sell you in a Biosphere Reserve...

Always remember this - RFID technology was created and tested prior to 9-11, and 9-11 has been the primary excuse for human tracking. And laughingly, so has illegal immigration, which clearly is not illegal as our borders are to remain open.

It is time for all American citizens to stop with the naivety. It is time to recognize a government that is deviously linked to and in bed with corporations who intend to rule over all human beings.

And please remember that social security cards were never meant to be mandatory. Nor were driver's licenses or bankcards, but try getting by one day without them.

Banking is slated to become a totally RFID operation with chips implanted into the hands of those with bank accounts. Try getting by without a bank account when you send your bill payments to account centers across the country. And also keep in mind that the U.S. postal service is also in the process of RFID Smart-Mail tracking.

The writing is on the wall - again - and the writing clearly states that our government does not serve the well being of its citizens, but rather the intentions of corporations, databases, and law enforcement.

Equally, our schools have partnered with RFID corporations as many school children now wear mandatory RFID tags in schools. Remember that schools are government institutions, so requiring students to wear tracking devices is a governmental mandate. Will this technology be mandated for our right to drive? For our right to buy and sell? For our right to receive medical treatment? For our right to travel? For our Right to buy gasoline? Take a wild guess.

And gun owners - heads up! On April 13, 2004, Applied Digital Solutions announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, VeriChip Corporation, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FN Manufacturing, a leading gun manufacturer, to develop a first in the world of firearms.

Their objective is an integrated "User Authorization System" for firearms using VeriChip RFID technology. You shall be chipped in order to keep and bear. You had to know that was coming considering the 30-year, non-stop efforts to deny you of your 2nd Amendment rights. (A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.)

Little known is also the global aspect of RFID chipping technology and efforts. Mexico is on a mission to chip all children due to a high rate of kidnappings. Subdermal personal verification technology is being used in Russia, Switzerland, China, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, Argentine, Canada,

Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, England, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Africa, South Korea, on and on and on.

RFID and chipping industries include banks, gas stations, hospitals, social security numbers and drivers' licenses, passports, schools, military including our soldiers and our enemies, automobiles, telephones and cell phones, televisions, computer systems, prisons, schools, pre-schools, government, all work places and corporations, bars, restaurants, country clubs and other private clubs - or, in other words, it's everywhere, but like all the other global infrastructures that were slid beneath us by our government and its corporations, RFID technology and human chipping is mostly blacked-out via media so that we do not know their truth and the horrible extent of that truth.

I beg of you, my dear American people, do not spend one more day ignoring what you know to be true. America is being conquered from within, as so many have said would, in fact, occur. Can you not see that there is a mad rush to implement the final structures necessary to recreate America, our beliefs and values, our Constitutional Rights, and to take every ounce of our privacy? Connect all the dots you see in America - all the changes and daily dismissal of our voting rights under Memorandums of Understanding, NGOs, stakeholding groups, councils, and other consensus operations.

Besides our lives, perhaps the most important gift from our Maker is the gift of free will, for without it we are unable to pass life's tests.

Without free will, we are nothing more than robotic creatures that must respond as mandated by enslavers and their technologies.

If we become implanted people, we are enslaved people - mind, body, and soul. You cannot take free will from people and call it progress, science, or protection.

You can only call it anti-God, which is, of course, the ultimate goal.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted November 3, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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VeriChip Corporation Adds 370 Physicians to VeriMed Physician Network

VeriChip Corporation, a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions, announced today that it added 370 physicians to the VeriMed Physician Network at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Convention held from October 17-20th in Las Vegas.

Including the 300 physicians that agreed to participate in the Network at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians earlier this month, the total number of physicians participating in the network now exceeds 1,000. In addition, 53 physicians at the convention were implanted with a VeriMed microchip.

“The VeriMed Network has clearly gained significant traction over the last 4-6 months,” said Kevin McLaughlin, CEO of VeriChip Corporation. “Since June 1st, 2006 we have added 143 hospitals/ER’s, and over 800 physicians have enrolled in the VeriMed Network, which we believe evidences an increasing awareness of the key role that the VeriMed microchip can play in emergency care situations.

We will continue to target leading hospitals and physicians as we endeavor to establish VeriMed as a leading patient identification, record storage and retrieval system.”

Recently, the Company announced that 67 healthcare facilities agreed to participate in the VeriMed Patient Identification System Network at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference in New Orleans held from October 15-18.

These healthcare facilities agreed to use the VeriMed reader as standard protocol to scan patients that arrive in emergency rooms unconscious, delirious or confused . That brings the total number of hospitals and healthcare facilities that have agreed to adopt the VeriMed System to 252. These hospitals and healthcare facilities are located in 31 states.

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Posted October 31, 2006 ----------------------------------

Speed through the checkout with just a wave of your arm

It may sound like a sci-fi fantasy but shoppers may one day be able to pay their grocery bills using a microchip implanted in their body.

The idea is already catching on with today's iPod generation. According to research released today by the Institute for Grocery Distribution (IGD), a retail think-tank, almost one in ten teenagers and one in twenty adults are willing to have a microchip implanted to pay shop bills and help to prevent card or identity fraud and muggings.

A quick scan of the arm would connect immediately to bank details and payments could be made swiftly. Such microchips are already used in cats, dogs and horses. They are used in cattle and sheep so that consumers can trace their food from farm to plate and are also being used to help to combat drugs counterfeiting.

But now the retail industry is looking at body chips among a range of biometric payment methods, including fingerprint and iris recognition. So far the only example of a human body chip being used is at the VIP Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, where people wear bikinis and shorts and there is nowhere to carry wallets and purses.

The club offers clients a microchip, injected in the arm, which gives them access to certain areas of the club and acts as a payment method at the bar. This chip, made by the VeriChip Corporation, is a glass capsule about the size of a grain of rice, which sits under the skin. It carries a ten-digit personal number that can be linked to a person's bank account, and has been a success at the club.

Geraldine Padbury, senior business analyst at IGD, accepts that many consumers will have concerns about their privacy, but says that teenagers, the next generation of shoppers, will have far fewer concerns about using the body chips.

She said: "With teenagers happy to use MySpace and blogs to share details of their private lives, there may be less concern surrounding privacy than for other generations."

However, she believes that supermarkets will look at using fingerprint and iris recognition for the immediate future. One in five teenagers and one in nine adults in the study made clear that they would like to pay using these biometric methods. These methods were more popular than paying by mobile phone because of concerns about the high level of mobile phone theft.

There is already a pay-by-touch experiment under way at the Midcounties Co-operative in Oxford, where a finger scan is linked to a bank account. This system is used by more than 2.3 million shoppers in the US and also allows them to cash cheques in stores. Fingerprint recognition is used at Ben-Gurion airport in Israel, rather than making passengers stand in a check-in queue.

The research also gives supermarket bosses a clear warning that they will have to speed up shopping trips. In the survey, 66 per cent of teenagers and 62 per cent of adults said that they wanted less staff involvement and more self-scanning of goods. They wanted staff only to help to pack bags or fetch forgotten items.

About 16 per cent of teenagers and 12 per cent of adults wanted navigation systems on trolleys to help them round the store. Such a system is already being used at the Metro Future store in Rheinberg, near Düsseldorf. Shoppers connect their loyalty card to a computer attached to the trolley. Details are then displayed of goods purchased last time as well as special offers and where to find the items.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

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Posted October 26, 2006 ----------------------------------

Micro-chip Tags spark privacy worries

A perceived threat to privacy posed by Micro-chip radio tags has emerged as the main fear in an EU study of the technology.

Unveiling the study, EU commissioner Viviane Reding said citizens needed re-assuring that Micro-chip tags would not lead to large-scale surveillance.

Many of those contributing to the EU study also wanted the Micro-chip radio frequency ID tags to be turned off if needed.

Ms Reding said she was ready to draft new laws to control how the radio frequency tags could be used.

The Information Society Commissioner made her comments at a conference called to mark the end of a six-month EU consultation exercise in which it sought opinions about the growing use of radio-frequency ID (RFID) tags.

These "smart barcodes" are increasingly used by businesses to monitor goods as they move along supply chains. Governments are also starting to think about putting them in many identity documents such as passports.

A record number of people and organizations contributed to the consultation exercise, which was evidence, said Ms Reding, of the depth of feeling about the technology.

Early reports from the consultation exercise show fears about how RFID tags affect personal privacy was the main worry.

Radio frequency tags could take over from barcodes

"The large majority are willing to be convinced that RFID can bring benefits but they want to be reassured that it will not compromise their privacy," said Ms Reding. "This is the deal that we have to strike if we want RFID to be accepted and widely taken up."

People wanted to decide how information was updated and used, said Ms Reding.

"The consultation shows that people are mainly afraid of losing control, of not being able to choose when and how they are exposed to risks," she said.

Many also wanted the ability to destroy the tags if need be, said Ms Reding.

Only 15% of the 2,190 organizations and individuals who contributed to a survey the EU ran during the consultation exercise thought had hopes that industry would do a good job of regulating how firms used RFID tags.

More than half, 55%, of those that filled in the survey said laws should be changed to ensure the tags and the information they allow firms and governments to collect, is not abused.

The EU has said that the final conclusions from the consultation process will be announced towards the end of 2006. Ms Reding said if new laws were needed, they would be drafted in 2007.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

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Posted October 20, 2006 ----------------------------------

U.S. Government Workforce To Get Smart Identifications Cards

The U.S. government will soon be issuing new, high-technology identification cards to more than ten million people in the federal work force. The move is prompting a debate over whether the work I.D.s represent the first step toward a national identification card.

Tom Greco, the vice president of CyberTrust, a technology firm located near Washington, D.C., says most Americans carry some kind of simple identification document -- a driver's license or a passport, for instance. "Those typically tend to be plastic," he says, "with some kind of photograph on them. What most people in the 'high technology' field would consider 'dumb' I.D.s.'"

Mr. Greco says his company and about 15 other firms have designed and manufactured new, high tech, so-calledly defined as a plastic card with a computer chip on it. That chip can contain the name, perhaps the affiliation of the person, like with what federal agency. It can also contain information like a digitized photo or a 'biometric' -- like a set of fingerprints. Things like that."

The government's new smart-card I.D.s are the latest and, in the United States, the broadest use so far of biometric technology that recognizes a person's physical features. Greco says the new federal I.D. will identify individual fingerprints. "In the case of the card that'll be produced for federal employees and contractors," he notes, "your fingerprints can be read by scanners. Present the finger at the machine reader, and it just scans it and can match it on the card. The smart card is capable of doing that kind of biometric verification."

Greco says the reason the government is implementing a new smart-card identification system is to protect federal employees, buildings, and information systems from a terrorist attack, because the 9/11 terrorist attacks showed conventional I.D. systems were ineffective. "In the wake of terrorist exploitation of infrastructure," Greco observes, "certain terrorists were able to get access to the planes using forged state driver's licenses. The impetus is to protect both the physical assets of the U-S government and the logical computer assets of the U-S government. Using current technology was viewed as the way to go."

But is it the way to go? Jay Stanley is a spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union, "A national I.D. card is something that Americans have resisted all throughout our history," Stanley says. "It is something that will be used to regiment Americans, track Americans, used to set up systems of access control throughout our country. It really becomes tantamount to an internal passport."

Cards similar to the new federal worker I.D. will eventually be issued to tens of millions of other public employees such as transportation workers, emergency medical personnel, as well as police and firefighters. Visitors to the United States will also be issued smart I.D. cards. And national legislation passed by Congress in 2005 requires all state governments to convert their motor vehicle licenses to smart cards by 2008, putting the new IDs into the purses and wallets of 9 out of every 10 Americans. The ACLU's Jay Stanley argues this use of smart cards would go too far. "As an employer, of course, the federal government can issue I.D.s and passes to its employees like any other employer," he says. "But when you are talking about the federal government, it is such an enormous and often standard-setting body that it does cause extra concern."

But even such widespread use of smart-card IDs does not necessarily mean we're headed down a slippery slope toward a national ID system, according to Todd Gaziano, the director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. Gaziano says that with public approval, precautionary measures need to be taken. "People have repeatedly shown they are willing to give up information to providers of services -- so it's just not the case that most people are terribly concerned about this. But more important for flight safety," adds Gaziano, "is that we need to make sure there aren't fraudulent documents. It's just as simple as that. Those who see slippery slopes (toward the loss of civil liberty) in this program will see slippery slopes anywhere and everywhere."

Gaziano also supports the federal government's directive to the states to apply smart card technology to driver's licenses. The alternative, in his view, would have dire consequences for national security and civil liberties down the road. "If people do not go along with reasonable improvements in security," he warns, "we will lose much more in the way of privacy and civil liberties after the next attack."

Jay Stanley of the ACLU predicts many state legislatures will balk at complying with the federal mandate -- at the very least, because of the higher fees and taxes needed to pay for the smart-card conversions.

Tom Greco of the technology firm CyberTrust sees an international trend in high-tech credentialing. "In a number of countries," Greco notes, "particularly in Europe and the Far east, for almost a decade now there've been initiatives to move the traditional paper or plastic I.D. card to more of the 'smart' format. In Belgium, for example, almost five million people in the population credentialed with this kind of card -- that contains information on name, age, and I.D. numbers -- that can be read by a computer and validated that the I.D. is current. Malaysia, Singapore -- a number of the Asian countries -- also have very robust national I.D. cards that are based on smart cards. Italy is another country that has moved down this technology path. Sometimes it's just the confluence of the ability, the technology being present, and the wherewithal to move in this direction.

But there's also spirited debate about the issue in many democratic countries around the world. Many countries have smart cards to make it easier for their citizens to keep track of banking transactions and health insurance coverage -- and gain access to public transportation and telephones -- but have largely stopped short of creating a smart national I.D.. In the United Kingdom, for instance, there's so far been a reluctance to introduce a high-tech, national I.D. system designed to protect citizens from terrorism because of critics' concerns the potential threat to individual liberties.

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Posted October 16, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Air passengers 'could be Micro-chip tagged'

The Micro-chip tag would track passengers' movements

Electronically tagging passengers at airports could help the fight against terrorism, scientists have said.

The prototype technology is to be tested at an airport in Hungary, and could, if successful, become a reality "in two years".

The work is being carried out at a new research centre, based at University College London, set up to find technological solutions to crime.

Other projects include scanners for explosives and dirty bomb radiation.

Dr Paul Brennan, an electrical engineer, is leading the tagging project, known as Optag.

He said: "The basic idea is that airports could be fitted with a network of combined panoramic cameras and RFID (radio frequency ID) tag readers, which would monitor the movements of people around the various terminal buildings."

The plan, he said, would be for each passenger to be issued with a tag at check-in.

He said: "In our system, the location can be detected to an accuracy of 1m, and video and tag data could be merged to give a powerful surveillance capability."

The tags do not store any data, but emit a signal containing a unique ID which could be cross-referenced with passenger identification information. In the future, added Dr Brennan, this could incorporate biometric data.

We've got rising crime across the developing world, and that has been linked to rising opportunities of crime Professor Gloria Laycock

The project still needs to overcome some hurdles, such as finding a way of ensuring the tags cannot be switched between passengers or removed without notification.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted October 10, 2006 ----------------------------------

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Big Brother gets under your skin

How would people ever be made to accept such a "mark of the beast" or to accept the implantation of some sinister computer chip in their bodies?

   By a new, dime-sized implantable transceiver that's how!

Big Brother gets under your skin Ultimate ID badge, transceiver implanted in humans monitored by GPS satellites

New implant technology currently used to locate lost pets has been adapted for use in humans, allowing implant wearers to emit a homing beacon.

Digital Angel sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by global positioning satellite technology. When implanted within a body, the device is powered electromechanically through the movement of muscles and can be activated either by the "wearer" or by a monitoring facility.

One inquirer was the U.S. Department of Defense, through a contractor. American soldiers may be required to wear the implant so their whereabouts and health conditions can be accessed at all times.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... I have said they would GPS miniaturized enough for YEARS BUT few believed me. NOW maybe some will know I was speaking as the ORACLE of God concerning this for so long now! Want to send me a scoffing email NOW???...

***IS IT THE MARK???...

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted October 9, 2006 ----------------------------------

Teen With Implanted Microchip Dies in Florida

A teen engineering prodigy who gained national attention in 2002 when he and his family received identification chip implants on live television was killed in a motorcycle accident, authorities said.

Derek Jacobs, 18, lost control of his motorcycle early Saturday and crashed into a guardrail and a pole, the Palm Beach County sheriff's office said. He was wearing a helmet.

"It was just a crazy accident of a bump or something, and he was catapulted," said his mother, Leslie Jacobs. "He had, of course, potential, because he was brilliant, and he was just a wonderful son. He wanted to make a difference in the world."

Derek was set to get his engineering degree this year after only two years at Florida International University. He wanted to be a neurosurgeon, his mother said.

At age 12, Derek became certified by Microsoft as a systems engineer. He was qualified to run corporate computer networks.

Two years later, he and his family had identity chips implanted on live television. They were the first family to get VeriChip IDs, made by Applied Digital Solutions.

Derek pushed his parents to look into the chips as a way to help store medical information for his father, who suffered a host of health problems, including cancer.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted October 6, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Human Implanted Micro-chips: Are We Ready?

Sergeant Bill Koretsky's implanted medical microchip may have saved his life. His story begins in the middle of a high-speed police chase in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Koretsky said, "The brakes on the police car overheated. The car wouldn't stop and I hit a telephone pole dead center at 40 miles per hour. The air bag did not deploy and I did not have my seatbelt on. I hit the steering wheel."

Paramedics rushed Koretsky to Hackensack University Medical Center. Thanks to his implanted chip, doctors immediately discovered Koretsky's diabetes.

"I regained full consciousness within an hour," Koretsky said. "But if I had not, I could have gone into a coma."

If the VeriChip Corporation has its way, Koretsky's story will become the norm. It's targeting hospitals in Washington, D.C. and other metro areas, providing free scanners for the chip and hoping that soon, many Americans will decide to be implanted.

The simple procedure inserts a tiny chip under the arm, with no visible scar.

Dr. Bob Rothstein of Bethesda, Maryland's Suburban Hospital said, "It's the patient who chooses to have the chip implanted, who chooses to have the information they want on the Internet, and who chooses who they want to access that information

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." - 666

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Matthew 24:8 The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

 

Posted  November 30, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

[1] USA - Ohio firm recalls 47,000 pounds of turkey, ham over Listeria contamination - South Korea in mass poultry slaughter - An Ohio-based company is recalling 46,941 pounds of turkey and ham products that officials fear could cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday. HoneyBaked Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling the meat, which includes cooked, glazed and sliced ham and turkey, the agriculture department said in a statement. The meat, produced between Sept. 5 and Nov. 13, may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which can bring about high fever, headaches, neck stiffness and nausea, the USDA said. Healthy individuals are not usually susceptible to the illness, but it can cause infections to infants, the elderly, or people with HIV or cancer. It can also cause miscarriages.

[2] South Korea in mass poultry slaughter - South Korean quarantine officials are to slaughter 236,000 poultry after an outbreak of the H5N1 form of bird flu at a chicken farm. The outbreak occurred at a farm in Iksan, about 250km (155 miles) south of Seoul, earlier this week. Test results confirmed the outbreak was caused by a type of H5N1 virus, the country's agriculture ministry said. It said all birds within a 500-metre (1,650-foot) radius would be culled to prevent the virus from spreading. The ministry also said it would limit the movement of about five million chickens and ducks from 221 farms within a 10-kilometre (0.6 mile) radius of the outbreak.

Sunday May 14, 2006 Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... the diseases will intensify...

Sunday February 20, 2005  A time of change has come upon the earth... look also for the diseases and pestilences to arise and come to past once more... you are seeing these things happening for it is the last days, the last days are now upon the earth and my coming is very soon says the Lord.

 

Posted  November 29, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

VOLCANOES INTENSIFY... Sunday March 19, 2006  A warning has gone out to the people’s of the earth saith the Lord, a warning that has come very close to shaking the very foundation that they stand on, but they have not heeded my warning says God, and because they have not heeded my warning, my warning shall continue, for soon the warnings shall cease and the ability to hear them will be no more...  the rumblings of the earth will not decrease though they have subsided, they will come back again, the shifting deep below the earth will cause the volcanoes to erupt once more, heed these warnings and heed them now, before it is too late saith the Lord.

[1] CONGO - Volcano erupts in eastern Congo - Mount Nyamulagira began erupting about 10 p.m. (2200 GMT) Monday, said Celestin Kasereka, head of the Goma volcano observatory. The Nyamulagira volcano last erupted in July 2002, hurling lava 200m into the air.

[2] SICILY - Clouds of volcanic ash billowing from Mount Etna forced authorities Monday to shut down the airport near the Sicilian city of Catania for a fourth straight night. The airport is being closed only overnight since pilots during the day can avoid ash-laden clouds. Mount Etna, Europe‘s biggest and most active volcano, springs to life every few months. In 1669, a huge eruption destroyed Catania. Etna‘s last major eruption was in 1992.

STORMS INTENSIFY... Sunday August 6, 2006 For even as the heat has come and caused a calmness saith the Lord, even in the midst of the calmness there has been tornadoes, and as the calmness ceases the tornadoes will not only increase but they will get stronger, the winds will pick up, you will see hurricanes come once more, you will see destructions upon the land that has sinned, saith the Lord.

[3] USA OREGON - the past month was a November to remember, with a RECORD 11.61 inches of RAIN recorded at Portland International Airport. And that is with four days to go in the month. The previous November record was set in 1942, with 11.57 inches.

RAINS/FLOODING INCREASE... Sunday July 23, 2006  Here are the things to look for in the days and weeks ahead saith the Lord...  storms that have not been thought of in a way of destruction will be seen, I say unto you look to these things, for the last days are upon you saith the Lord.

[4] GLOBAL - Climate Change and Rising World floods - According to data released by the Belgium-based Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), the first half of 2006 saw a total of 113 floods, representing 65 percent of all natural disasters - a record high. The average for the first six months of the previous 10 years is 58 floods, making up 36.5 percent of disasters. CRED notes that floods account for a growing proportion of all the disasters recorded in its database.

Posted  November 28, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

RECORDS INTENSIFY... Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

[1] WASHINGTON - This is Longview's RAINIEST NOVEMBER, at least since 1931, when people started keeping track. Thursday night's rainfall, which brought the monthly total to 15.04 inches by 4 p.m. Friday, also made it the SECOND-WETTEST OF ANY MONTH ON RECORD. The only rainier month was December 1933, which brought 20.13 inches of precipitation. About 6.7 inches of rain fall in a typical November.

[2] CHINA - November has been THE WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE PAST 120 YEARS, with an average record high temperature of 23.6 degrees Celsius so far this month - 2.2 degrees higher than in November last year. The UNUSUAL WEATHER was attributed to the adverse effects of global warming.

[3] UNITED KINGDOM - The nation's trees are facing a battering this weekend thanks to a combination of some of the hottest ever weather and 75mph winds. An unseasonably warm November could help make this year ONE OF THE HOTTEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN, with temperatures in the south east due to peak at 13 degrees Friday. But UK trees have kept their foliage for longer than usual because of the heat - meaning they are particularly vulnerable to damage when predicted 75 mph gales hit the shores on Saturday. "This summer was one of the warmest on record, certainly in the top two or three, and we had a record breaking September and July. It's a continuation of winds coming from the south and south-west off a warm Atlantic that is keeping temperatures above average."

[4] ARTIC - "In the old days, we used to have 10 months of winter; now it's six. Every year we're getting winter later and later." Studies show that average winter temperatures have increased as much as 7 degrees in the Arctic over the last 50 years. The permafrost - ground that is continually frozen for at least two years - is thawing, imperiling polar bears and forcing other animals to migrate farther north. Climate change is cyclical - the planet's vegetation, over millions of years, sucks in and spits out carbon dioxide. "All the carbon dioxide in the coal and oil was once in the air. The plants took it and it went into the oceans or into the ground - and now we're taking it back out. The cycle is the same today, only you're taking something that took 100,000 years and doing it in one hundred years."

[5] GLOBAL WARMING - A study in 2002 showed Kilimanjaro to have lost more than 80 percent of its ice cap in the past 100 years, reducing water supplies to people living around it. Climate change is melting a legendary ice field in equatorial Africa and may soon thaw it out completely, threatening fresh water supplies to hundreds of thousands of people. The fabled, snow-capped Rwenzori mountains - dubbed the "Mountains of the Moon" - form part of the Uganda/Democratic Republic of the Congo border. They have already decreased by 60 percent since 1910.

Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord... because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more, and you shall see global warming that man calls the problem, but is truly not the problem... so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

Posted  November 27, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

STORMS INTENSIFY... Sunday August 6, 2006 For even as the heat has come and caused a calmness saith the Lord, even in the midst of the calmness there has been tornadoes, and as the calmness ceases the tornadoes will not only increase but they will get stronger, the winds will pick up, you will see hurricanes come once more, you will see destructions upon the land that has sinned, saith the Lord.

[1] AUSTRALIA - QUEENSLANDERS have been warned to prepare for devastating cyclones/hurricanes that could strike at any time anywhere on the state's coast. Emergency Services Minister Pat Purcell declared the start of the cyclone season today at Innisfail, where a cyclone in March devastated the region, wiping out homes, schools and most of Queensland's banana crops. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Tony Wedd today said the bureau was expecting an average season for tropical cyclones with the chances of several developing being "pretty good''. Mr Wedd said the tropical coast was most at risk, from Cape York Peninsula south to Mackay, although cyclones further south around Fraser Island or even Brisbane were not impossible. "One thing we've learnt studying cyclones over the years is that you can't take them for granted and pretty much anywhere in coastal Queensland can possibly be at risk,'' he said. "Only once every couple of decades on average would an area as far south as Brisbane be affected by a tropical cyclone so it is a very rare event, but it's definitely not out of the question and that has happened before. "The truth is the first cyclone could happen at any time, so the start of the cyclone season is upon us and at any time from now on really a cyclone could form in the eastern region.'' Mr Purcell today appealed for Queenslanders to begin preparing their homes to face a possible cyclone onslaught.

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord... because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more... so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

[2] NAIROBI - Flooded East Africa braces for disease outbreak  - Thousands of people displaced by massive flooding in east Africa face outbreaks of cholera, diarrhea and other waterborne diseases unless they are provided with safe drinking waters soon, aid workers say. The U.N. says 1.8 million people have been affected by torrential rains which have pounded parts of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudanin recent weeks killing hundreds and uprooting thousands. "Now after the floods we know that we are going to be confronted by waterborne diseases, particularly cholera. We are trying to brace ourselves for the worst case scenario," said Neima Temporal, the head of the U.N. refugee agency in Dadaab, on the Kenya-Somali border.

 

Posted  November 23-26, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

[1] GLOBAL - AIDS Cases On The Rise - HIV now infects 39.5 million people around the world, a jump of 2.3 million over the past 2 years, according to an update released today by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). "The evidence is showing that not only is the global epidemic growing, but there are also worrying trends where some countries are seeing a resurgence in infection rates," says Paul De Lay, who directs monitoring and evaluation for UNAIDS.

[2] China's HIV/Aids cases jump 30% - China has announced a big jump in reported cases of HIV/Aids, officials and the state media have said.

VOLCANOES INTENSIFY...  Sunday September 19, 2004  The Lord began to give me a vision as we were worshipping in the northeastern United States, in from the coast in the Adirondacks area, and as I asked the Lord what it was, what was happening, I was immediately transfixed in my vision into the State of Washington on the other side of the United States west coast, and I as I pondered that, the City of Yakima came to mind ... I am not sure what it all means but that is what I saw and the vision vanished.

[3] WASHINGTON - The current eruption of Washington State's Mount St. Helens, which began about two years ago, has been marked by a series of weak, shallow earthquakes, or "drumbeats," that occur every couple of minutes, a new study says. The "slip/stick" motion of the rocky "plug" being pushed out of the volcano is causing those rhythmic quakes. In nature, repetitive events like this are RARE. For the process to have continued for so long, new magma must be solidifying against the bottom of the plug at the same average rate at which the plug is rising. Otherwise, the mountain should pop its cork and spew lava — or the plug should seal the lava strongly enough that the quakes would temporarily halt. As long as magma continues to rise from below, "the chances are that it'll keep coming out at the top." Other scientists doubt that the plug's tiny motions can cause quakes within Mount St. Helens. Rather, they say, vibrations in a steam-filled horizontal fracture about 330 feet (100 meters) beneath the crater floor are causing the drumbeats. In this scenario, the pressure probably comes from steam, as water inside the volcano is heated by the rising magma. "It looks like Mount St. Helens is huffing and puffing and basically behaving like a steam engine." Despite the ongoing volcanic activity for the last two years, there is no indication Mount St. Helens is on the verge of a repeat performance of its cataclysmic 1980 eruption, scientists said Wednesday. The volcano has produced thousands of shallow, regular, repetitive earthquakes since 2004.

NOTE: This is an ongoing FULFILLMENT - last post before this was January 4, 2006... which was removed to archive Click here for JAN 2006 archive

[4] PHILIPPINES - Taal Volcano's main crater has been spewing three to five-meter-high geysers of muddy water since Friday morning. In its Saturday advisory, Phivolcs said the muddy water flowed from the north-northeastern portion of the main crater. A similar event, which was recorded in November 1999, lasted until February 2000. Taal Volcano, known as the smallest active volcano in the world, is located about 70 kilometers south of Manila on an island inside a lake called Taal Lake. What makes Taal Volcano more unique is the fact that the volcano itself has a lake of its own inside its crater which is called the "Crater Lake."

[5] INDONESIA - Mt. Merapi in Indonesia's Java island calmed down Tuesday morning after spewing hot clouds up to three kilometers down from its peak Monday night. The local government had called on people living on the volcano's slope to increase their awareness for possible more hot clouds and floods of cold lava.

HAIL INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 16, 2005  hail will increase in some areas and be larger than before

[6] VIETNAM - Heavy rain with hailstones and cold winds hit Hanoi on the afternoon of Nov. 20, causing large-scale flooding in the capital city. Hailstones had an average diameter of 2 cm, breaking through glass windows and plastic roofs of houses. It was said that such a large-scale hail has not occurred in Hanoi for a long time.

[7] VIETNAM - FREAK hailstorms and whirlwinds killed at least 14 people on Tuesday in northern Vietnam's popular Halong Bay tourist area. At least 12 Vietnamese people drowned when the storms hit early on Tuesday morning. "Whirlwinds and hail sank three tourist boats and one barge in the bay." On land, one person was killed by a falling crane and another when his home collapsed in strong winds. The storm came so quickly at 07:00 that no one had time to prepare. "This has never happened here before. It came so suddenly."

 

NOTE: Previous report with larger hail than this current report...

Sunday July 10, 2005  AM For the last days signs revealed in my word are now manifest upon the earth, and one of those signs will be large hail, large hail that is now coming, and has come and will come again, hail so big that it will dent houses and buildings, hail so big that it will destroy things that it hits

RECORD STORMS INCREASE... Sunday July 23, 2006  Here are the things to look for in the days and weeks ahead saith the Lord...  storms that have not been thought of in a way of destruction will be seen, I say unto you look to these things, for the last days are upon you saith the Lord.

[8] SOUTH CAROLINA - Wintery weather arrived earlier than usual this holiday season, dumping rain mixed with sleet, snow and ice across South Carolina on Tuesday. The weather caused turmoil on the roads, as more than 50 accidents were reported across the region. It was the EARLIEST RECORDED SNOWFALL in the Midlands since a trace amount fell on Nov. 9, 1913. Measurable snowfall in the Midlands has only occurred twice in November - once in 1901 and the last time in 1912. "It's VERY UNUSUAL." The culprit of Tuesday's UNUSUAL wintery mix was an ABNORMAL, relatively strong low pressure system circulating off the South Carolina coast. And more of the same could be on its way in the coming months. "I think the winter forecast is for precipitation to be above normal and temperatures to be below normal."

Posted  November 22, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

RECORDS INTENSIFY... Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

[1] SOMALIA & KENYA - The UN has said the floods could be the WORST IN THE REGION FOR 50 YEARS.

[2] AUSTRALIA - Queensland is experiencing an UNUSUALLY LATE fire season. "Normally by now, the fire season is pretty much over because you start getting the humidity and the storms." But UNUSUAL WEATHER PATTERNS across the east coast have contributed to the atypical fire season. The snow, which fell on the Granite Belt district near the Queensland-NSW border, was described by forecasters as a ONCE IN 50 YEARS PHENOMENON FOR NOVEMBER. The last time snow or sleet was reported there was in 1941. Sydney, meanwhile, recorded its LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS – with the mercury dropping as low as 8C.

Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord... because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more... so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

[3] CANADA - Two million people were advised to boil their water on Thursday after high levels of silt ended up in two reservoirs that supply the region. As of Friday, the Greater Vancouver Regional District had lifted the boil-water advisory for about half the population of the Lower Mainland, but the other million residents of Vancouver, the North Shore and Burnaby are still being warned to avoid drinking tap water. The advisory was issued after brown, murky water showed up in the water supply in the aftermath of the powerful storm that hit B.C.'s south coast last week. Tap water in all the affected areas has been brown and cloudy since the storm and could cause gastrointestinal illness. The turbidity at the Seymour and Capilano reservoirs was continuing to drop, but another major storm could again muddy the waters.

[4] CANADA - Officials in the region described the levels of discoloration from suspended silt as "UNPRECEDENTED" and said they couldn't guarantee that home filtration systems would prevent illness from drinking the water. The Greater Vancouver area has recently endured record rainfall, destructive winds and flooding.

Posted  November 21, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

[1] INDIA - Indian alarm at new polio cases - Officials in India say they are worried over the growing number of polio cases in the country. They say 119 new cases have been reported in the past month, taking the total number of infections to 416.

[2] GHANA - Guinea Worm Plague infects water in Ghana - Guinea worm, also known as "the fiery serpent", is contracted by drinking water contaminated with microscopic water fleas carrying larvae. Once in the abdomen, worm larvae grow for around a year before emerging through an agonizing blister.

[3] MALAYSIA - fights increasing AIDS epidemic - Malaysia, a conservative, mainly Muslim country, has some of the world's toughest anti-drugs laws. But the HIV virus is spreading rapidly due to illegal drug use and a lack of sex education, raising fears of an epidemic.

[4] NAIROBI, Kenya -- Diseases on Rise With Global Temperature Increase - A warmer world already seems to be producing a sicker world, health experts reported Tuesday, citing surges in Kenya, China and Europe of such diseases as malaria, heart ailments and dengue fever. "Climate affects some of the most important diseases afflicting the world," said Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum of the World Health Organization. "The impacts may already be significant." Kristie L. Ebi, an American public health consultant for the agency, warned "climate change could overwhelm public health services." 

[5] RUSSIA - Some 30,000 people have contracted HIV, the virus causing AIDS, in Russia since the beginning of this year, a Russian health agency said Monday. "There are more than 400,000 registered HIV carriers in Russia today, including some 30,000 infected this year," the Federal Service for the Supervision of Consumer Rights and Human Welfare said in a news release. However, according to independent Russian experts and international organizations, the actual number of HIV carriers in the country may be close to a million.

Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord... because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more, and you shall see global warming that man calls the problem, but is truly not the problem... so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

Sunday February 20, 2005  A time of change has come upon the earth... look also for the diseases and pestilences to arise and come to past once more... you are seeing these things happening for it is the last days, the last days are now upon the earth and my coming is very soon says the Lord.
 
Sunday February 13, 2005 old diseases that man had thought he had cured are now coming awake again, but I say to you that they are not only awakening  but they are coming in different forms that man has designed, it is not of my doing but I am allowing it... repent, those of you who have moved away from me, and have moved away from my Spirit, repent and come back to me says the Lord.

EARTHQUAKES INTENSIFY... Sunday March 19, 2006  A warning has gone out to the people’s of the earth saith the Lord, a warning that has come very close to shaking the very foundation that they stand on, but they have not heeded my warning says God, and because they have not heeded my warning, my warning shall continue, for soon the warnings shall cease and the ability to hear them will be no more...  the rumblings of the earth will not decrease though they have subsided, they will come back again... heed these warnings and heed them now, before it is too late saith the Lord.

[6] GLOBAL - New Research Reveals Hidden Earthquake Trouble Spots - A team from the University of Leicester has used a powerful laser mounted on an aircraft to uncover earthquake fault lines that are hidden by forest cover and never before seen by earth scientists. The 2005 Kashmir earthquake was a terrifying example of how faults in mountainous regions that pose serious seismic hazards can go unnoticed because they are hidden by forest cover and thus are not easily identified. Now the scientists from the Departments of Geology and Geography at the University of Leicester in the UK have developed a technique that can be used in mountainous terrain to virtually deforest the landscape and reveal details of the forest floor topography, including the traces of active faults. "Many regions of the world have undiscovered seismically active faults hidden by dense forests, including Indonesia, India, NW North America, all Andean nations and the alpine countries of Europe. Unfortunately for people living in these regions, these faults can be ticking time bombs.

 

Posted  November 20, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

RECORDS INTENSIFY... Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

[1] USA MONTANA - Glacier National Park’s RECORD RAINFALLS of up to 11 inches were reported in the park during the first week of November

[2] USA WASHINGTON - a climatologist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is confounded by all this rain. "It's been two FREAK weeks. It's truly remarkable. It's epic. I'm rooting for the record." So what's going on? Why is it raining so much? "It's to the point that any reason why is probably unknowable." Rain so drenching and relentless it becomes irrational. With almost a foot of rain, it's already the WETTEST NOVEMBER EVER. Since Nov. 1, the heavens have dumped 19 billion gallons on Seattle. Just the first two weeks add up to the sixth wettest month in 115 years of record-keeping. If 3-plus inches fall in the next 15 days, it will be the soggiest month of all time, besting the 15.3-inch monsoon that was December 1933.

[3] USA ONE OF THE WETTEST FALLS ON RECORD is raising concerns about possible flooding in Maine. Rainfall in October was almost twice the normal amount, and the soggy weather has persisted into November. Groundwater levels have risen, creating the kind of sloppy, muddy conditions usually associated with early spring's mud season. From January through October, Portland recorded a total of 52 inches of precipitation, the third highest level on record for that period in Maine. If wet weather continues through the end of the year, the record of nearly 66.5 inches set last year could be broken.

STORMS INTENSIFY... Sunday August 6, 2006 For even as the heat has come and caused a calmness saith the Lord, even in the midst of the calmness there has been tornadoes, and as the calmness ceases the tornadoes will not only increase but they will get stronger, the winds will pick up, you will see hurricanes come once more, you will see destructions upon the land that has sinned, saith the Lord.

[4] USA NORTH CAROLINA - Eleven are dead after a tornado hit on Thursday, 21 injured, 4 missing. Dozens of homes were destroyed, trees and power lines were downed in Riegelwood, N.C., leaving 13,000 people without power. There were "houses on top of cars and cars on top of houses." Over the last two days there were numerous reports of damage in Alabama, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle and North Carolina. The deadly tornado ripped a mile-long swath through rural Columbus County. The tornado was spawned from a severe thunderstorm that moved northwest off the Atlantic Ocean. "Possibly within 15 minutes, it went from a rotating thunderstorm into an intense tornado."

 

Posted  November 17, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

Sunday August 6, 2006 For even as the heat has come and caused a calmness saith the Lord, even in the midst of the calmness there has been tornadoes, and as the calmness ceases the tornadoes will not only increase but they will get stronger, the winds will pick up, you will see hurricanes come once more, you will see destructions upon the land that has sinned, saith the Lord.

STORMS INTENSIFY...Sunday July 23, 2006  Here are the things to look for in the days and weeks ahead saith the Lord...  storms that have not been thought of in a way of destruction will be seen, I say unto you look to these things, for the last days are upon you saith the Lord.

[1] HURRICANE SERGIO - The UNUSUAL late-season storm was the second to form in the eastern Pacific this month. It was the first time since 1961 that two tropical storms have formed in the eastern Pacific in the month of November. Only five tropical storms have formed later in the year than Sergio.

[2] USA - TORNADOS IN 6 STATES - Storms battered the U.S. mid-South on Wednesday. One man died when an F-5 tornado ripped through Greensburg, Louisiana. Homes were peeled apart and debris scattered for miles in the tiny community northwest of New Orleans. Another tornado ripped through Southern Mississippi. A neighborhood in Lamar county - just west of Hattiesburg - was left in splinters. Six people were taken to the hospital. None of their injuries were considered life threatening. In Tennessee Alabama, residents battled pounding rains and intense wind. They dodged pulled-up trees and sought shelter from ripped-open roofs. The morning headlines in Texas also included more high winds.

RECORD SNOW / COLD... Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord.. some of the warmer parts of the world will start to get colder, because there is a change in the tilt of the earth, so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

[3] AUSTRALIA - Yesterday, Antarctic winds produced snow across Victoria at levels as low as 400 meters, just two weeks before summer. The big chill marked the coldest November day in Melbourne since the 7th in 1994, when it dropped to 12.7C. This follows the hottest October recorded. Such a strong cold change so late in the year was UNUSUAL. "It's pretty unseasonable. Snow in the alps is one thing but this snow is low." In the alpine regions, as much as 28 centimeters of snow had ski resorts cringing - it was six weeks past the ski season's official end. "Basically, I think it's snowed more today that what it did through most of the season." In Queensland, wild weather brought havoc to south-east areas of the State yesterday, un-roofing buildings, felling trees and blacking out power supplies to more than 30,000 homes. The storms began with large hailstones in the Wide Bay area, but caused little damage before another storm cell lashed the Brisbane area shortly after noon.

Posted  November 16, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

[1] USA - Drug Resistant Super Bug Battle Stepped Up - Federal officials released new voluntary guidelines Thursday urging health care facilities to boost efforts to quell antibiotic-resistant infections. -The recommendations come amid rising rates of in-hospital infections with bacteria invulnerable to common antibiotics.

[2] NORTH KOREA - Scarlet fever nearing pandemic in N. Korea - It quoted a source close to North Korea, who declined to be named, as saying the disease had been spreading fast to other parts of the country and risked turning into a full-blown pandemic.

Sunday February 13, 2005 old diseases that man had thought he had cured are now coming awake again, but I say to you that they are not only awakening  but they are coming in different forms that man has designed, it is not of my doing but I am allowing it... repent, those of you who have moved away from me, and have moved away from my Spirit, repent and come back to me says the Lord.

 

GLOBAL WARMING INTENSIFIES... Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord for even the mightiest of rivers will now feel the effects of the drought, you will be able to see the effects on even the mightiest of all rivers says the Lord, and because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more, and you shall see global warming that man calls the problem, but is truly not the problem, increased, and you will see the colder parts of the world warm up, and some of the warmer parts of the world will start to get colder, because there is a change in the tilt of the earth, so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

[3] USA - The estimated cost of droughts, storm surges, hurricanes and floods reached a record $US 210 billion in 2005. Such losses linked to global warming are expected to double every 12 years. "This is an unequivocal statement by 15 of the largest financial institutions: Climate change is now certain." Losses from extreme weather could top $US 1 trillion in a single year by 2040. "Since so much development is taking place in coastal zones the figure may arrive considerably before 2040."

[4] GLOBAL - Climate change is to blame for health problems such as increasing epidemics of malaria and water-borne diseases in Africa, heat wave-related deaths in Europe, and the high incidence of cerebral-cardiovascular conditions in China. "The resurgence of disease outbreaks calls for better climate surveillance and response and better health planning in coping with natural disasters." Malaria has become a major health problem in the highlands of western Kenya where the disease had been rare, a phenomenon blamed on rising temperatures in the region. In the Americas, there has been a return of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, responsible for the transmission of yellow fever and Dengue fever. That type of mosquito had been almost wiped out in control programs in the 1970s. New cases of malaria have also been reported in Turkey and Azerbaijan. There is also an increase of between five to 10 percent in the occurrence of the salmonella bacteria, the germ that causes typhoid fever and other food borne illnesses, for every one-degree rise in weekly temperatures in Europe.

 

Posted  November 15, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

[1] GLOBAL - World's most deadly bugs... in the hands of terrorists - Synthetic biology is an emerging field that allows scientists to build micro-organisms from simple genetic material, in theory enabling the creation of deadly pathogens such as ebola or anthrax without access to existing stockpiles of the bugs.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Back in February of 2005 I brought forth a Prophetic word that many thought at that time I was off or had prophesied falsely. HOWEVER this report is a fulfillment of that prophecy...

Sunday February 13, 2005 old diseases that man had thought he had cured are now coming awake again, but I say to you that they are not only awakening  but they are coming in different forms that man has designed, it is not of my doing but I am allowing it... repent, those of you who have moved away from me, and have moved away from my Spirit, repent and come back to me says the Lord.

 

FLOODING INTENSIFIES... Sunday July 23, 2006  Here are the things to look for in the days and weeks ahead saith the Lord...  storms that have not been thought of in a way of destruction will be seen, I say unto you look to these things, for the last days are upon you saith the Lord.

[2] KENYA - At least six people have been killed since Saturday following heavy flooding across the country. The fatalities bring the death toll to 21 since October, when the first damaging effects of the UNUSUALLY heavy rains were reported.

[3] SOUTH AFRICA - Downpours cause epic flooding across KZN. Torrential downpours caused havoc across KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, dumping 88mm of rain in Durban. In central Durban, business owners were shocked by damage caused by the rain and subsequent flooding. "This was quite normal seasonal rainfall and it happens quite frequently. Durban experiences tropical rainfall, which can come down in buckets. However, it is UNUSUAL to get it as heavy as we have experienced."

 

Posted  November 14, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

EARTHQUAKES INTENSIFY... Sunday March 19, 2006  A warning has gone out to the people’s of the earth saith the Lord, a warning that has come very close to shaking the very foundation that they stand on, but they have not heeded my warning says God, and because they have not heeded my warning, my warning shall continue, for soon the warnings shall cease and the ability to hear them will be no more...  the rumblings of the earth will not decrease though they have subsided, they will come back again... heed these warnings and heed them now, before it is too late saith the Lord.

[1] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 rattled northwestern Argentina overnight, U.S. monitors reported Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.  

DROUGHT INTENSIFIES... Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord for even the mightiest of rivers will now feel the effects of the drought, you will be able to see the effects on even the mightiest of all rivers says the Lord, and because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more, and you shall see global warming that man calls the problem, but is truly not the problem... so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

[2] KENYA - Slow death by climate change for Kenya. The entire way of life of 3 million poor Kenyan livestock herders is now under threat due to climate change. In Northern Kenya droughts have increased in number fourfold in the past 25 years. So many animals have died that pastoralist families no longer have the means to support themselves. Already, half a million herders have been forced to settle around towns and villages – abandoning their centuries old way of life and dependent on aid handouts for survival. "Their plight illustrates what will happen to countless million other poor people...Governments and non-governmental organizations have hugely underestimated the seriousness of the threat facing people living on marginal lands like northern Kenya. If current trends continue one-third of the planet will be desert by the end of 2100.

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

[3] GLOBAL - Drug Resistant Super Bug Battle Stepped Up - Rates of resistance to the antibiotic methycillin rose from just 2 percent of common Staphylococcus bacteria in 1972 to 63 percent in 2004, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued the guidelines.

[4] CANADA - Doctors are investigating whether a more virulent strain of the super bug C. difficile bacterium is to blame for an outbreak at a Quebec hospital that killed nine people. Health officials have identified a total of 22 cases at Honore-Mercier Hospital in St-Hyacinthe, about 60 kilometers southeast of Montreal, since late July.

Posted  November 13, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

EARTHQUAKES INTENSIFY...

[1] GLOBAL - Possible Mega-Quake - A University of Colorado USA professor said in a published report Friday that the world may be on the brink of a massive earthquake. Geology professor Roger Bilham said an earthquake of the magnitude he thinks is coming occurs only once in a thousand years. A quake registering 8.0 or above would dwarf the temblor that killed thousands last year in the Pakistani region of Kashmir. Bilham said there remains pent-up energy in the earth's surface that must be released through a mega-quake. It's the kind of quake that can completely erase entire cities. Geophysics professor Roland Burgmann studies earthquake cycles. He said Bilham is onto something and conditions are probably ripe for a massive quake.

[2] TONGA - A new island, thought to be a result of a volcanic eruption, has risen out of the Pacific Ocean between Tonga's volcanic islands of Kao and Late. The Tongan government has not officially confirmed the presence of the island but several people reported encountering a new landmass after a September volcanic eruption ejected great amounts of pumice into the water. One person estimated the size of the island to be larger than Fo-tu-ha'a, which is inhabited by 134 people.

Sunday June 11, 2006  For there shall be earthquakes saith the Father, earthquakes shall come in places where they have not been, and stronger earthquakes will come in places where they have been, and eyes will begin to turn, and ears will begin to hear, and mouths will begin to speak of the times of the times of the end saith the Lord.

Sunday February 13, 2005 For I anointed the prophets of old says the Father God, and so I anoint the prophets today with an anointing that they will understand the things that I am saying, for my word says that I will speak it first through my anointed prophets, I speak it to you today, I speak to you the things that are happening upon the earth, I speak to you the anointing, the anointing that now coming upon mine who love me and are called according to my purpose, for have I not said, have I not said that hat were long asleep would awake, are they not awakening under the earth, the things that are happening there where the plates of the earth are shifting, and they are causing cracks, cracks and divisions under the earth that are shaking the earth

FLOODING INTENSIFIES...

[3] USA - WASHINGTON - Rain has pushed levees near breaking point: RECORD HIGH RIVER LEVELS causing concern. Weakened by age, and never designed to last for this many decades, the levees that keep King County's rivers from flooding are being worn away by record high river levels. Many of the county-maintained 119 miles of levees were built decades ago of sand and topsoil, with little if any superstructure holding them in place. They don't meet current building standards. "We don't come out of events like this without seeing problems or new damage." And another strong weather system is expected to hit Western Washington tonight.

Sunday July 23, 2006  Here are the things to look for in the days and weeks ahead saith the Lord...  storms that have not been thought of in a way of destruction will be seen, I say unto you look to these things, for the last days are upon you saith the Lord.

Sunday May 14, 2006 Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify

Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

DROUGHT INTENSIFIES...

[4] USA - Electric rates, lake recreation and commercial barges are affected by lack of water in the Missouri River, whose headwaters areas in the Rockies have suffered years of drought

Sunday August 13, 2006  For the land is like a sponge saith the Lord, a sponge that is dry and waiting to soak up the water, seek me for though I have promised I would not bring the rain as in Noah’s time again, I did not promise I would not dry up the water, for wells saith God, that have been productive for many years will dry up, streams will stop running, rivers will flow slower, but if you will seek me, if you will seek me in a spiritual way says the Lord, even as Moses smote the rock and water poured out of if shall I bring the answer into your life, for the answer that you need is spiritual, seek me says God.

Posted  November 10, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DROUGHT INTENSIFIES...

[1] Australia was in the middle of its worst drought in 1000 years, Prime Minister John Howard was told

Sunday August 13, 2006  For the land is like a sponge saith the Lord, a sponge that is dry and waiting to soak up the water, seek me for though I have promised I would not bring the rain as in Noah’s time again, I did not promise I would not dry up the water, for wells saith God, that have been productive for many years will dry up, streams will stop running, rivers will flow slower, but if you will seek me, if you will seek me in a spiritual way says the Lord, even as Moses smote the rock and water poured out of if shall I bring the answer into your life, for the answer that you need is spiritual, seek me says God.

Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord for even the mightiest of rivers will now feel the effects of the drought, you will be able to see the effects on even the mightiest of all rivers says the Lord, and because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more, and you shall see global warming that man calls the problem, but is truly not the problem, increased, and you will see the colder parts of the world warm up, and some of the warmer parts of the world will start to get colder, because there is a change in the tilt of the earth, so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

RECORD BREAKING INTENSIFIES...

[2] USA - COLORADO - RECORD HEAT across eastern Colorado on Wednesday. Denver set an ALL-TIME NOVEMBER HIGH of 80 degrees at 1:23 pm. Other locations with new record highs for the date include Pueblo at 85 degrees, which also set a new all-time record high. Colorado Springs reached 78 degrees Wednesday afternoon, tying the November all-time high temperature. The bubble of unseasonably warm air over eastern Colorado also extended into portions of the central plains, with widespread 80s over Kansas.

[3] USA - CALIFORNIA - Long Beach highs reached 92 degrees, SHATTERING THE RECORD of 87 degrees set in 1961. Several records were broken across Southern California on Tuesday, thanks to an offshore flow that created unseasonably warm weather. And Los Angeles reached 97 degrees, breaking 1956's record high of 91. Ten sites in Los Angeles County set temperature records on Tuesday, including Woodland Hills, which was the hottest spot in the nation at 101 degrees. The previous record in Woodland Hills for Nov. 7 was 94 degrees, set in 1956.

 

Sunday May 14, 2006 Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify

Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

 

Posted  November 9, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday May 14 + July 30  2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

RECORD BREAKING INTENSIFIES...

! Growing Number of RECORD-BREAKING Disasters !

This listing is only for JULY of  2006

7/21 - USA - PENNSYLVANIA - One of THE WORST SUMMER STORM TO EVER HIT the PECO service territory.

7/21 - USA - MISSOURI - A violent storm with winds reaching up to 128 kilometers per hour ripped through the American Midwest on Wednesday. "This is ONE OF THE WORST STORMS WE CAN ALL REMEMBER to hit the city of St. Louis in recent years."

7/20 - EUROPE - governments scrambled to save lives in RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES. In Britain, temperatures hit an ALL-TIME HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, touching 36.3 deg C (96.6F) south of London to edge out the previous record set in 1911. The average temperature in southeastern England in July is 70 degrees. Germany's national meteorological service said July was on the way to being THE HOTTEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN in many parts of the country. In Ireland, firefighters battled a gorse blaze close to a beach south of Dublin yesterday after temperatures pushed above 30C for THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A DECADE.

7/19 - INDIA - it rained a RECORD 180 mm overnight in Kolkata.

7/19 - NORTH KOREA - In the upper regions of the Daedong River this is the MOST RAIN THAT HAS FALLEN SINCE 1990.

7/19 - EUROPE - Much of Europe baked in a heat wave as temperatures climbed as high as 40C. Britain was braced for its HOTTEST DAY ON RECORD.

7/19 - ALABAMA - LONGEST HEAT WAVE SINCE 1990. Decatur area is mired in a rare lengthy heat wave with temperatures exceeding 94 degrees for the seventh straight day. The last time the Decatur area experienced as long a hot spell was Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, 1990. The heat wave ranks as the 30th longest in Alabama history. The 1930s and 1950s have had the most heat waves reaching 10 days or longer. The state's longest heat wave was in 1914, when temperature remained above 94 for 20 straight days starting June 20.

7/17 - CHINA - floods were THE WORST IN A CENTURY along stretches of Hunan's Xiangjiang river. The water level in the Leishui river, a major tributary of the Xiangjiang, rose by more than 10 meters from Friday to Sunday, reaching a RECORD HIGH.

7/17 - USA - The MOST POWERFUL TORNADO TO EVER HIT WESTCHESTER COUNTY in New York state.

7/17 - USA - NORTH DAKOTA - A straight-line wind of 100 mph forced tiny Coleharbor to its knees Wednesday night in the WORST DISASTER IN THE TOWN'S 101-YEAR HISTORY.

7/17 - ECUADOR - The Tungurahua volcano's HIGHEST RECORDED ACTIVITY SINCE IT STARED ERUPTING IN 1999.

7/15 - USA - MINNESOTA - Duluth weathered RECORD-BREAKING HEAT, some portions of the region hitting or topping 100 degrees.

7/15 - U.S.A. - the first half of the year was the WARMEST ON RECORD for the United States. The average temperature for the 48 contiguous states from January through June recorded at 51.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or 3.4 degrees above average for the 20th century. This makes it the WARMEST SUCH PERIOD SINCE RECORD-KEEPING BEGAN at the National Climatic Data Center. Worldwide, it was the sixth warmest year-to-date since record keeping began in 1880.

7/14 - USA - NEW YORK - Rochester's RAINIEST JULY 12TH ON RECORD. The afternoon downpour edged PAST THE DAILY RECORD FOR JULY that has lasted since the National Weather Service began keeping those records in 1897.

7/13 - KOREA - the LARGEST AMOUNT OF RAINFALL SINCE 1993.

7/13 - PAPUA NEW GUINEA - a series of light to moderate earthquakes accompanying the FIRST HISTORICAL ERUPTION OF KARAI VOLCANO in Papua New Guinea. Frequent earthquake activity continues with emissions from another volcano, Mt. Bamus, a volcano that has been inactive for more than 100 years.

7/12 - CANADA - Winnipeg is facing its DRIEST JUNE AND JULY ON RECORD.

7/12 - NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck SET A RECORD with 105 DEGREES, 3 degrees warmer than in 1976.

7/12 - USA - NEW YORK - This was Rochester's RAINIEST JULY 12TH ON RECORD. Rochester received more than 3 inches of rain, beating the previous high for July 12 — just under an inch in 1910. Also, the afternoon downpour edged PAST THE DAILY RECORD FOR JULY that has lasted since the National Weather Service began keeping those records in 1897.

7/9 - NEW ZEALAND - ONE OF THE WETTEST WINTERS IN THE REGION FOR MANY YEARS.

7/5 - USA - CALIFORNIA - In San Diego JUNE TEMPERATURES REACHED RECORD HIGHS. Average temperatures also made their way into the record book.

7/5 - USA - ARIZONA - JUNE WAS THE HOTTEST MONTH ON RECORD.

7/5 - AUSTRALIA - Drought conditions have worsened in some parts of Australia after ONE OF THE DRIEST JUNES ON RECORD - the DRIEST JUNE IN OVER 80 YEARS.

7/5 - SCOTLAND - major thunderstorms wreaked havoc during ONE OF THE WETTEST JULY DAYS ON RECORD.

7/2 - CUBA - With about 200 millimeters of rain, 26 percent above the historic average, June 2006 is going in the books as THE WETTEST IN THE LAST DECADE in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas.

7/2 - USA - MASSACHUSETTS - This May and June MADE HISTORY in Massachusetts. In Boston, 22.57 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS, as of Friday morning. That's the most since the National Weather Service starting keeping records for the city in 1872.

7/2 - TASMANIA - has recorded ONE OF THE DRIEST MONTHS OF JUNE EVER.

Sunday May 14, 2006 Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify

Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

 

Posted  November 8, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DROUGHT INTENSIFIES...

[1] AUSTRALIA - Drought Worst In 1000 Years - AUSTRALIA was in the middle of its worst drought in 1000 years, Prime Minister John Howard was told yesterday. The stark warning was delivered to Mr Howard and three premiers by River Murray Water general manager David Dreverman.

[2] CHINA - Water Flow in China's Yellow River Hits Record Low - Water levels in the upper reaches of the Yellow River, China's second longest, have hit a historic low, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, after a senior official warned that China might run out of water by 2030. Hot weather and low rainfall led to the dry-up, with water flow over the first 10 months of the year down nearly 33 percent from the long-term average.

Sunday August 13, 2006  For the land is like a sponge saith the Lord, a sponge that is dry and waiting to soak up the water, seek me for though I have promised I would not bring the rain as in Noah’s time again, I did not promise I would not dry up the water, for wells saith God, that have been productive for many years will dry up, streams will stop running, rivers will flow slower, but if you will seek me, if you will seek me in a spiritual way says the Lord, even as Moses smote the rock and water poured out of if shall I bring the answer into your life, for the answer that you need is spiritual, seek me says God.

Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord for even the mightiest of rivers will now feel the effects of the drought, you will be able to see the effects on even the mightiest of all rivers says the Lord, and because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more, and you shall see global warming that man calls the problem, but is truly not the problem, increased, and you will see the colder parts of the world warm up, and some of the warmer parts of the world will start to get colder, because there is a change in the tilt of the earth, so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

RECORDS INTENSIFY...

[3] CANADA - A flood watch is in effect as a RECORD RAINSTORM hits British Columbia, forcing an evacuation in Chilliwack on Monday. Emergency officials in BC say they are seeing SOME OF THE MOST INTENSE RAIN EVER RECORDED. Southern B.C. has seen between 250 and 300 millimeters of rain since Thursday.

[4] USA - WASHINGTON - A warm, windy Pacific storm dumped heavy rain Monday on Western Washington, killing an elk hunter and prompting warnings of RECORD FLOODING on a handful of rivers.

Sunday May 14, 2006 Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify

Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

 

Posted  November 6, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

STORMS INTENSIFY...

[1] TURKEY - Floods Sweep Southeast Turkey - The recent flooding in Turkey is the worst to hit the mainly-Kurdish regions in the last 50 years and heavier rain is predicted for Turkey in the upcoming days.

Sunday July 23, 2006  Here are the things to look for in the days and weeks ahead saith the Lord...  storms that have not been thought of in a way of destruction will be seen, I say unto you look to these things, for the last days are upon you saith the Lord.

Sunday May 14, 2006 Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify

Sunday February 5, 2006  AM For yea saith the Lord, have ye not seen the changes that I have told you would take place, for are not records being broken... now I say unto you this is only the beginning, it is only the beginning of what will happen upon the earth...for I say unto you again the records being broken will continue saith the Lord.

DISEASE INTENSIFIES... Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

[2] GLOBAL - New Strain of Bird Flu Takes Over - Despite mass vaccinations of poultry in China, the bird flu virus continues to evolve. Samples collected from poultry markets in southern China over the last year show that a variant of the virus has spread outward from a single province and supplanted strains in the rest of the region, researchers report. The result calls into question the steps taken so far to contain the virus, which public health officials fear could give rise to a deadly worldwide flu pandemic.

Sunday February 13, 2005 old diseases that man had thought he had cured are now coming awake again, but I say to you that they are not only awakening  but they are coming in different forms that man has designed, it is not of my doing but I am allowing it... repent, those of you who have moved away from me, and have moved away from my Spirit, repent and come back to me says the Lord.

STORMS INTENSIFY... Sunday July 23, 2006  Here are the things to look for in the days and weeks ahead saith the Lord...  storms that have not been thought of in a way of destruction will be seen, I say unto you look to these things, for the last days are upon you saith the Lord.

[USA - OREGON - A high wind warning is currently in effect from the National Weather Service for the north Oregon coast, but it apparently started smacking the central coast on Friday and Thursday. Powerful winds and large waves are expected for the region this weekend, caused by an UNUSUAL WEATHER PHENOMENONa major hurricane-like storm - that’s parked off the coast about 900 miles. This is a rare subtropical storm, which usually does not come into existence this high in latitude. Scientists say the storm has hurricane characteristics. It looks like one from the satellite images, it has a cloudless eye, an eye wall of thunderstorms and winds around 50 knots. It is so powerful that it would normally be named if it had been in one of the routinely monitored hurricane basins. Because it formed outside the territory of any of the organizations which regularly monitor these storms, it was not named. The storm has been referred to as “Storm 91C” by the U.S. Navy.

[4] USA - OREGON - Subtropical Storm off the Coast of Oregon - Tropical storms, as their name suggest, tend to form in the tropics. However, from time to time similar-looking storms can form at higher latitudes. Extratropical storms have cold rather than warm cores, and they usually form their characteristic spiral shape when air masses of different temperatures and humilities collide. Another type of storm that can take a hurricane shape is a polar low, a small-scale, short-lived low-pressure storm system that forms at high latitudes. On RARE occasions, however, there are PECULIAR, hybrid storms with some of the characteristics of a tropical storm and some characteristics of an extratropical storm. Such storms are sometimes called subtropical storms. Located 900 miles off the coast of Oregon in the northwestern Pacific, this storm system looks like a hurricane, but it is located far from any of the typical hurricane formation areas. The storm originally formed from a cold-cored extratropical storm, but after spending two days over UNUSUALLY WARM WATER (perhaps as much as 2 degrees Celsius above normal for the time of year), it developed a warm center, and hurricane characteristics, such as a cloud-free eye and an eyewall of thunderstorms. 

[5] SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN - The South Atlantic Ocean currently also has UNUSUAL WEATHER PATTERNS. "The South Atlantic is very unusual, let’s just say that. For this time of year, the High is a long way south. The High which is there at the moment is going to disappear to South Africa and a new one will form, but the South Atlantic is nowhere near conventional for this time of year. It is quite different."

 

Posted  November 2, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DISEASES INTENSIFY...

[1] USA - CDC investigating salmonella outbreak - A salmonella outbreak potentially linked to produce has sickened at least 172 people in 18 states, health officials said. Health officials think the bacteria may have spread through some form of produce; the list of suspects includes lettuce and tomatoes. But the illnesses have not been tied to any specific product, chain, restaurants or supermarkets.

[2] USA - Food-borne bacteria evolving, becoming more dangerous - There was deadly E. coli O157:H7 in water samples taken on the Salinas Valley ranch where the spinach was grown, in wild pigs that rampaged through the fields, in cattle and calves that grazed nearby, and on cow manure in adjacent pastures, says Kevin Reilly, deputy director of prevention services for the California Department of Health Services.

[3] EUROPE - Rapid Spread of Deadly New TB Strains Expose New Drug Need - A deadly drug-resistant new strain of tuberculosis on the rise this year has forced scientists to confront a new problem: old drugs and a more than century-old TB test that takes weeks to get laboratory confirmation. Scientists, doctors and public health specialists met in Paris to discuss the urgent need for better tests, new drugs and a broadly effective vaccine. Tuberculosis will also come up later this week at the annual Union World Conference on Lung Health, also in Paris.

[4] PAKISTAN - Pakistani health authorities have stepped up efforts to contain the rapid spread of dengue fever, which has killed at least 30 and hospitalized thousands across the country since early September.New moves to check the mosquito-borne virus include free diagnosis and treatment at public hospitals, officials said

Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

Posted  November 1, 2006 ----------------------------

Sunday July 30 + May 14, 2006... Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... will remain and continue, and those things that must come upon the earth will happen more frequently now...

DROUGHT INTENSIFIES...

[1] AUSTRALIA - Sydney has experienced its DRIEST OCTOBER IN FOUR YEARS because of the El Nino phenomenon, experts say. A major dam supplying Melbourne has dipped to its LOWEST LEVEL EVER.

Sunday August 13, 2006  For the land is like a sponge saith the Lord, a sponge that is dry and waiting to soak up the water, seek me for though I have promised I would not bring the rain as in Noah’s time again, I did not promise I would not dry up the water, for wells saith God, that have been productive for many years will dry up, streams will stop running, rivers will flow slower, but if you will seek me, if you will seek me in a spiritual way says the Lord, even as Moses smote the rock and water poured out of if shall I bring the answer into your life, for the answer that you need is spiritual, seek me says God.

Sunday August 21, 2005  Yea says the Lord for even the mightiest of rivers will now feel the effects of the drought, you will be able to see the effects on even the mightiest of all rivers says the Lord, and because these things have come to past the contamination of water shall increase more, and you shall see global warming that man calls the problem, but is truly not the problem, increased, and you will see the colder parts of the world warm up, and some of the warmer parts of the world will start to get colder, because there is a change in the tilt of the earth, so I say unto you these things must happen, be prepared for them and know that they are signs to you of the soon coming of my Son, saith the Lord.

DISEASE INTENSIFIES...

[2] CHINA/WORLD - New strain of Bird Flu found - A new strain of the H5N1 influenza virus has emerged in China and is poised to cause another global wave of infection among birds and human beings who come into close contact with them, scientists said Monday.  The emergence of the new strain shows that H5N1 is still mutating, a process that experts fear could eventually convert it into a form capable of causing a deadly and freely spreading human disease.

Sunday October 22, 2006  Have I not told you some time back that old diseases would come again and are you not seeing that even now says God, I say unto you now look to the old rules of men being renewed, these rules are now coming upon the earth that will control man, the will not comfort they will bring control and not sustain life like my commandments says the Lord, seek ye first now my kingdom for it is your only deliverance from the rules of men saith God.

Sunday May 14, 2006 Thus saith the Lord, the things that I have spoken to you about will now intensify... this summer the drought will intensify, the heat will intensify, the diseases will intensify... so I say to you now that you must realize that your safety is in me, you must be in my word, that you must be in prayer, that these things will not come neigh your door, as in the days of old when the blood that was put on the doorposts could stop the death angel I say to you today that you must apply the blood, the blood that was shed by my Son, to your hearts, to your lives and to your dwelling places says the Lord.

Sunday July 24, 2005  Yea saith the Lord God, for upon the land even now are the plagues that came to Egypt, and those plagues were to warn Pharaoh, and the plagues now are to warn the governments of the world, warnings are coming now upon the earth in the form of locusts and draught, and all forms of diseases that came before are now coming again. A warning has gone out to the whole world says the Lord, a warning has gone out, hear it, hear it now, before it is to late says the Lord.

Sunday February 20, 2005  A time of change has come upon the earth... look also for the diseases and pestilences to arise and come to past once more... you are seeing these things happening for it is the last days, the last days are now upon the earth and my coming is very soon says the Lord.

Sunday February 13, 2005 old diseases that man had thought he had cured are now coming awake again, but I say to you that they are not only awakening  but they are coming in different forms that man has designed, it is not of my doing but I am allowing it... repent, those of you who have moved away from me, and have moved away from my Spirit, repent and come back to me says the Lord.

Posted September 21, 2006 ----------------------------------

USA Insurers Study Implanting RFID Chips in Patients

Hackensack University Medical Center and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey are recruiting volunteers to have an RFID device implanted under the skin.

The chips, made by VeriChip Corporation, will contain a 16-digit identifying number that can be used to bring up medical and family contact information stored electronically in a database.

The chips will be tested in patients with chronic conditions who are more likely to need care in hospital emergency rooms.

In the two-year trial, the insurance company will pay about $200 for the chips to be implanted, plus $80 a month for a subscription fee, according to reports in the RFID Journal.

Horizon will then assess whether the devices lower health care costs by reducing duplicate lab tests, drug interactions or misdiagnoses.

Horizon will invite patients with conditions like diabetes and heart disease to participate and hopes to enroll about 300 volunteers.

Though non-implanted devices, like bracelets or dog tags, could also provide the identifying numbers, chip proponents said that the implanted tags are less likely to be removed or damaged and that scanning for implants will take less time than looking for other means of identification.

Earlier this year, four hospitals in Puerto Rico announced plans to implant chips in patients with Alzheimer's Disease and other memory problems.

VeriChip has given several New Jersey hospitals—Beth Israel, Clara Maass, Columbus, Hackensack, Kimball, Newark, Ocean and PBI Regional—equipment to read the chips and access the company's database.

Across the country, about 100 hospitals have the appropriate scanning equipment, according to VeriChip.

The chip, about the size of a grain of rice, was approved by the FDA as a medical device in 2004.

But critics, including the authors of SpyChips, argue against the technology, citing everything from loss of privacy to signs of the apocalypse.

Once implanted, people cannot control who reads the identifying number from the chip, and critics worry the chips could be used to track people's movements and behavior.

That ability is limited, however, because the chips can only be read from a distance of a few centimeters.

However, VeriChip itself has said that the chips could be used to control access to secure areas. And news reports state that the Department of Homeland Security has considered using the chips to track people.

According to the New Jersey study, patients will be able to approve information that is stored in the database that medical workers would access using the chip.

Critics also argue against the chips on technical grounds, saying that they could be useless if computers crash, too many radio signals confuse readers, and even that the chips are vulnerable to viruses.

However, some health IT advocates have come out strongly in favor of the chips. CIO of Harvard Medical School John Halamka had one implanted last year.

REVELATION 13:16 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted September 12, 2006 ----------------------------------

RFID Raises Privacy Concerns As It Expands Into Multiple Applications

Microchips similar to those used to pay highway tolls and enter an office building with a swipe card can also help you assemble an ensemble.

Need a dress shirt to match that new red plaid tie you got for your birthday? BLEEP!

Or how about a "smart shelf" that catalogues your DVD collection or tells you whether you have the ingredients necessary to make chocolate chip cookies? Or a suitcase that alerts you when you forget to pack your toothbrush?

These are some of the already-possible applications for RFID, radio frequency identification, a technology that is quickly becoming a part of our every day lives.

How it works: Using a microchip as small as grain of rice or about the size of a postage stamp, often with a maze-like antenna configuration, this technology identifies and tracks items.

It's like a barcode, but because it communicates through a radio frequency, it can be scanned faster and from farther away. It also can carry data that can be linked to a database, which can tell you, for example, that you have a blue shirt that would look wonderful with that new tie.

Katherine Albrecht, author of Spychips, said anything that tracks certain items or stores data could be used to compromise security or invade a person's privacy by identifying, without their knowledge, what they are carrying in their purse or have in their living room.

"People could walk around with RFID readers and find out what you paid for your clothing and what is in your bag," she said. "That's pretty invasive."

Already, these tags are used by millions of drivers who pay highway tolls with EZ Pass or Smart Pass; buy gas with ExxonMobile's Speedpass; pay subway or bus fare with Washington's SmartTrip card; or enter their office building with a keycard.

The technology is used by the Department of Defense to identify airplane and tank parts, Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble to catalogue pallets and crates of products; and several airports, starting with the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, to track baggage.

"We're right now at the very, very early stages of the technology," said Rob Atkinson, founder of the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "As the technology drops in price and as more companies apply it and put it on products, we'll see a lot of new uses."

Albrecht describes a futuristic world in which RFID tags would be secretly implanted in everything form your new running shoes to the tires on your car. Then readers could be installed in doorways, on highway exit ramps or in public buildings that could instantly read both what you are carrying and where you have been.

Proponents of the technology say any retailer that implants secret RFID tags risks ruining consumer confidence in their product. They also point out that tags must be very close to a reader to be picked up, so it's highly unlikely that a thief could drive past your home with a reader and easily determine whether you have anything valuable.

***WATCHMAM COMMENT... This is NOT TRUE! They are developing longer distance readers...

In the meantime, uses for this technology are multiplying.

Pet owners have RFID tags with contact information imbedded in their animals and humans can now also be implanted with these tags, to store medical data, such as severe allergies.

Amal Graafstra of Bellingham, Wash., gained notoriety for implanting RFID chips in each arm to open his office door, apartment door and turn on his computer.

The travel industry isn't far behind. Great Wolf Lodge in Poconos, Pa., a family resort with an indoor water park, issues guests plastic wristbands with RFID tags that serve as both room key and resort charge card. And, tickets for this year's World Cup in Germany were imbedded with RFID tags to weed out scalpers.

"It's not the cure to cancer, but it's a nice little convenience that makes people's lives a little easier," Atkinson said.

Tim Heffernan, a policy expert at Symbol Technologies, which makes RFID tags and tag readers, said widespread use of these tags is coming. He says logical places for it to catch on first are at hospitals to monitor patient care and medication, and at airports to track baggage, especially since recent terrorist alerts have increased the number of checked bags.

But concepts like the "clueless closet" and "smart shelf" aren't far behind.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted September 8, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Verichip looking to replace dog tags with microchip implants for U.S. soldiers

A microchip company with powerful political connections is lobbying the Pentagon for the right to implant chips under the skins of the nearly 1.4 million U.S. military personnel.

VeriChip Corp., which is based in Florida and planning to offer its stock to the public soon, has been one of the most aggressive marketers of radio frequency identification chips. Company officials have touted the chips as versatile, able to be used in a variety of situations such as helping track illegal immigrants or giving doctors immediate access to patient's medical records.

Now the company is "in discussions" with the Pentagon, spokeswoman Nicole Philbin said. She added that VeriChip wants to insert the chips under the skin of the right arms of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen. The idea is to be able to scan an arm and obtain that person's identity and medical history.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... In the Mid-Eastern way of thinking in Biblical times the whole right arm from hand to shoulder could be see as the BACK OF THE RIGHT HAND... REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, ***to receive a mark in their right hand,*** or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

"The potential for this technology doesn't just stop at the civilian level," Philbin said.

VeriChip hopes that the chips will replace the metal dog tags that have been worn by U.S. military personnel since 1906.

The company has political muscle in the form of Tommy Thompson. A former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Thompson is a partner at the lobbying law firm of Akin Gump and is a director of VeriChip.

Thompson said he's sure that the chip is safe and that no one — not even military personnel, ***who are required by law to follow orders*** — will be forced to accept an implant against his or her will. He has also promised to have a chip implanted in himself.

But reached for comment Friday, he wouldn't say when he was going to have the implant.

"I'm extremely busy and I'm waiting until my hospitals and doctors are able to run some screens," he said.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... He has been avoiding this CHIP HIMSELF for many months now...

The technology is not foreign to the Pentagon. The Department of Defense spent $100 million on similar chips that track supplies and has also attached microchips to dog tags.

But the idea of implanting the chips in live bodies has some veterans' groups and privacy advocates worried.

"It needs further study," said Joe Davis, a retired Air Force major and a spokesman for the D.C. office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Liz McIntyre, author of a book critical of the chips, said that VeriChip is "a huge threat" to public privacy.

"They're circling like vultures for any opportunity to get into our flesh," McIntyre said. "They'll start with people who can't say no, like the elderly, sex offenders, immigrants and the military. Then they'll come knocking on our doors."

The chip also is drawing attention from Congress.

"If that is what the Defense Department has in mind for our troops in Iraq, there are many questions that need answers," Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said in an e-mail to The Examiner.

"What checks and balances, safeguards and congressional oversight would there be?" Leahy wrote. "What less-invasive alternatives are there? What information would be entered on the chips, and could it endanger our soldiers or be intercepted by the enemy?"

The company is not so sure about the technology, either. According to company documents, radio frequencies in ambulances and helicopters could disrupt the chips' transmissions.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, VeriChip also said it was unsure whether the chip would dislodge and move through a person's body. It could also cause infections and "adverse tissue reactions," the SEC filing states.

But Philbin downplayed the danger of the chips.

"It's the size of a grain of rice," she said. "It's like getting a shot of penicillin."

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, ***to receive a mark in their right hand,*** or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted September 4, 2006 ----------------------------------

VeriChip wants to chip every US soldier

Despite some pretty significant security concerns, everyone's favorite futurific company VeriChip is looking to get its chips under the skin of the largest group of people yet: the entire US military.

According to the DC Examiner, the company is lobbying the Pentagon to choose its RFID tags as a replacement for the famous metal dog tags, making information like a person's name and complete medical record instantly available with the swipe of an RFID reader.

Needless to say, not everyone's sold on the idea, with veterans' groups and some members of Congress already raising concerns. There doesn't seem to be any indication as to when a decision might be made, although given VeriChip's political connections, we wouldn't be so quick to bet against it.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted September 1, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Infineon supplies RFID chips for US passports

Munich (Germany) - Infineon is the first company to announce a major contract to supply RFID chips that will be integrated in US passports.

The chips will carry digital copies of the citizen's picture as well as the printed documentation in the passport.

Infineon promises that more than "50 individual security mechanisms" are protecting the data saved on the chip.

Infineon said that it received a "multi-million piece purchase order from the United States government" to supply its highly-secure integrated circuit technology for new electronic passports that will be issued to the public.

Infineon expects that there will be a ramp of RFID-enabled passports throughout 2006, with all new US passports being issued as electronic passports by the end of this year.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted August 18, 2006 ----------------------------------

TSA Concept Video Shows Future RFID-Enabled Airport

RFID-laced passports may be just the start of an Orwellian airport experience, warn privacy advocates and authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre

...the nation braces for a rollout of the controversial technology in passports this week.

They point to a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) concept video created by CompEx Inc. that shows how citizens can be tracked and monitored throughout an airport terminal -

- without their knowledge or consent

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted August 17, 2006 ----------------------------------

TSA Concept Video Shows Future RFID-Enabled Airport

RFID-laced passports may be just the start of an Orwellian airport experience, warn privacy advocates and authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre as the nation braces for a rollout of the controversial technology in passports this week.

They point to a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) concept video created by CompEx Inc. that shows how citizens can be tracked and monitored throughout an airport terminal -

- without their knowledge or consent

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted August 16, 2006 ----------------------------------

GETTING CHIPPED - ALMOST!

Fingerprints replacing credit cards at retail stores

When students living in Berkeley, Calif., crave a chicken burrito with an extra heaping of guacamole at High Tech Burrito, a Bay Area-based fast-food chain, they need to remember to bring only two things — an empty stomach and a forefinger.

That's because even when they leave their wallets in their other pair of pants, they can pay up by simply using their fingerprints.

High Tech is one of 2,100 stores in 44 states that are clients of Pay By Touch, a company that lets customers use biometric identification — body-based measurements unique to each person — instead of cash or a credit card to pay their bills.

For Pay By Touch and its clients and customers, biometrics is the cutting edge of convenience and consumer technology.

For critics, biometrics straddles the line between privacy rights and identity security on one side and the selling-out of personal data on the other.

‘Paying by card is antiquated,’ Pay By Touch COO John Morris said from the company's headquarters in San Francisco. ‘It's a constant from a long time ago. But people love [biometrics], people love the convenience — it's like a free service that speeds them through the line. They like the security of it.

‘If you hand a paper check to a stranger, seven or eight humans touch that check before it gets into your account, and see your personal data,’ he added. ‘With biometrics, you're uniquely you. Why carry a purse in a dark parking lot when I can lock it in the trunk and pay by finger?’

People who enroll in Pay By Touch have two fingerprints — usually those of both forefingers — scanned into a computer that records the patterns of ridges, swirls and whorls that make each person's print unique.

The fingerprint information is stored in a top-security IBM data center. To prevent a data leak, Pay By Touch hires ‘ethical hackers’ to try to break in to the system

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Not a chip BUT IT IS GETTING CLOSER EVERYDAY!!!...

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted August 10, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                           JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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***WATCHMAN COMMENT... I have been saying for so long this miniaturization of GPS capability for the human insertable RFID was the goal - NOW IS IT THE MARK - 666???...

New Tracking Chip Could Be Installed In Your Children

A microchip similar to ones that are inserted into pets may soon be available for your children, which would allow them to be tracked by GPS.

The demand for such a device comes through fears of child abduction.

Dr. Mark Rajai is a professor of mechanical and electrical engineering at Northern Kentucky University.

Seven years ago, Dr. Rajai turned his attention to the problem of missing children and what he saw as a huge void.

"People are protecting their animals and their cars but they're not looking at protecting the most valuable things," said Dr. Rajai.

While at East Tennessee State, Dr. Rajai worked with his students to develop a warning device that would alert parents when their children were no longer close by.

How it works is simple. Your child has a small transmitter that they wear. It sends a signal to a receiver. When the signal goes beyond a range that the parent sets, an alarm goes off.

"The whole thing is based on a very simple micro-chip," said Dr. Rajai.

It can fit into just about anything. Dr. Rajai says the most logical place for this technology to be integrated is as a feature on new cell phones. Parents would then buy as many transmitters as they wanted for around $20 each.

"With this device, parents are going to know immediately that the child is in danger and they can stop the abduction," said Dr. Rajai.

He says that since he started work on his invention, new applications for its use have come up, such as in nursing homes or with Alzheimer's patients.

There's also some interest in a military use, providing soldiers in war zones with the tiny transmitters.

In case of abduction, the transmitter can be tracked by GPS.

Dr. Rajai hopes to get funding necessary to move it onto store shelves.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

 

Posted JULY 26, 2006 ----------------------------------

Insurers to Test Implantable Microchip

In a new test program, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey plans to implant patients suffering from chronic diseases with a microchip that will give emergency room staff access to their medical information and help avoid costly or serious medical errors, the insurer said.

Horizon plans to announce on Monday that it is teaming up with Hackensack University Medical Center in a pilot program where 280 patients regularly treated at the hospital will be implanted with a chip containing a code.

The chip would allow emergency room personnel to retrieve a patient's medical record if the individual can't communicate.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these ARE the beginning of sorrows"

Posted JULY 25, 2006 ----------------------------------

Microchip Under Patients' Skin Can Aid Doctors

Someone calls 911 and you arrive at the emergency room.

But there's a problem. No one knows who you are. You try to tell them, but you can't speak. Who knows how long it might be before you get help?

Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. Patients are admitted to the emergency room every day without identification, without which they cannot be helped.

A new technology on the market has the potential to eliminate the problem of identity uncertainty. Verichip Corp., a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions out of Delray Beach Florida, has created an implantable microchip about the size of a grain of rice that uses RFID, or radio frequency identification, technology.

RFID technology has been used for decades, most recently as tracking chips in pets in case the animal runs away or gets lost. Verichip, however, is the only microchip approved by the FDA for implantation in humans.

The microchip, usually implanted in the back of the right arm, contains a 16-digit code that when scanned into a secure online database gives the emergency medical staff access to any information that the patient wishes to upload.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... "IN THE BACK OF THE RIGHT ARM" You may not think that qualifies for Revelations "RIGHT HAND" but when thinking in an Eastern frame of mind that was in Biblical times it is POSSIBLE that the arm being contected to the HAND would be seen as on item!... REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

Personal identification is first priority, but patients can also include names of emergency contacts, current medical problems or medications taken, insurance information, whether they wish to donate their organs in case of death, and even a will or do-not-resuscitate order, said Verichip Corp. spokeswoman Nicole Philbin.

"Sometimes people don't think about that," she said. "Verichip gives them peace of mind that, if they're unconscious, they'll be taken care of. And even if they're not unconscious, it saves time."And time is of the essence in the emergency room. An estimated 98,000 people die in the hospital each year, just waiting to be identified and to receive treatment, Philbin said.

However, some people are worried that Verichip has the potential for abuse, namely invasion of privacy. Activist organizations such as the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have spoken out against Verichip, especially against the possibility of adding GPS capabilities to its microchips.

In an interview with National Public Radio reporter Scott Horsley, clearinghouse founder and director Beth Givens expressed concerns that the element of choice with Verichip may eventually be taken away, and a time will come when implantation is mandatory, creating a Big Brother society.

However, these activist groups worry unnecessarily, Philbin said. "Verichip is not a tracking device," she said.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... The POINT is NOT tracking but MARKING... REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

"The average person's cell phone has GPS tracking ability. You can find out more from someone who carries a cell phone than (someone who is implanted with) Verichip."

Moreover, thousands of patients have volunteered to get the chips, she said. "Verichip is a privacy pro-active company," Philbin said.

"You choose what information you put on the chip.

"Despite the thousands of volunteers, only 100 people have gotten the chips so far. Only a little more than 60 hospitals nationwide have the equipment to read the microchip. That's the real problem with Verichip, Yucht said.

Most doctors don't have access to the necessary equipment or they don't think to scan for the chip, because it is so new and so few people have had them implanted. "Until you get an adequate reading ability, it's going to be difficult to implement," Yucht said.

However, getting a Verichip implant is a simple process. Once at the doctor's office, the insertion procedure will be discussed and the patient will get the implant.

The procedure requires local anesthesia and requires little to no recovery time.

Then the patient will be asked to complete a patient registration form, which will be submitted to Verichip Corp. and the patient will be contacted to verify that the information is accurate and complete.

While Yucht admits that there's little risk associated with getting an implant, he finds the technology somewhat superfluous.

"There is a market for people who feel it's a necessity to be used," he said. "As people get older, they get more concerned about health care and the potential for something to go wrong.

(Verichip is) something helpful for those who have the money to buy peace of mind with the unrealistic ideal that it's going to be used the way (they) expect it to."

The total cost of the microchip,including the fee charged by the physician for implantation, is generally from $200 to $300.

The annual subscription fee for the VeriMed Patient Registry is $10 for the essential edition or $80 for the complete edition.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Hmmmmm the "COMPLETE EDITION"???? Will that include tracking???...

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these ARE the beginning of sorrows"

Posted JULY 19, 2006 ----------------------------------

Micro-chip tags to tackle IVF mix-ups

A British fertility clinic has become the first in the world to use electronic security measures to prevent mix-ups involving embryos, sperm and eggs.

Labels with small microchips that emit radio signals will be attached to everything involved in the IVF procedure. Patients will also wear a wrist bracelet carrying a microchip in the trial at the Essex Fertility Center.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these ARE the beginning of sorrows"

Posted JULY 18, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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    RFID Tag, for the Kiddies

Just like squirrels and boars in the wild, overbearing parents can now tag their own children with RFID wristbands.

This amusement-park kiosk system is called SafeTzone and lets parents give their children RFID wristbands that can track the tyke's every movement.

The wristbands also work as debit cards so you can load up the wristband with money and have the day to yourself.

Isn't technology great?

It's like a free babysitter!

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these ARE the beginning of sorrows"

Posted JULY 17, 2006 ----------------------------------

5 Puerto Ricans With Alzheimer's Implanted With Microchips To Track Disease

The microchip costs US$200, is voluntary and is made by the Florida-based Verichip Corp.

Four hospitals in the U.S. Caribbean territory plan to begin using them in August on patients who have significant health problems or illnesses that cause memory loss, El Nuevo Dia newspaper has reported.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Did I not tell you months ago they would get this RFID chip into people through HOSPITALS...

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these ARE the beginning of sorrows"

Posted JULY 12, 2006 ----------------------------------

Microchip implant to be used in volunteers with memory loss

Four hospitals in Puerto Rico will begin implanting a Florida made microchip the size of a rice grain in patients who suffer from illnesses that cause memory loss, like Alzheimer's disease, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The hospitals will start using the microchip, made by the Delray Beach, Fla.-based Verichip Corp., in August, according to El Nuevo Dia. It is inserted in the forearm, costs $200 and is voluntary.

"It is a way to offer an additional service because the chip it going to be used on a population that has memory problems ... or great health problems," said Nelson Martinez, coordinator of operations for Hostos Medical Services.

VeriChip is the only company with U.S. federal approval to implant such chips in people. The company has implanted more than 2,500 people worldwide with chips that give hospitals access to their identification, which is used to retrieve medical information from an Internet database.

In February, a Cincinnati surveillance equipment company became the first U.S. business to allow employees who voluntarily got chip implants to use them to enter secure rooms. Some employees in the Mexico attorney general's office have also been implanted with chips for this use.

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... I told you long ago it would BEGIN in HOSPITALS...

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these ARE the beginning of sorrows"

Posted JULY 10, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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QUOTE "The big credit card companies, for instance, are deploying a card reader developed by MasterCard International that picks up a radio signal to record a transaction " UNQUOTE

No cash? No card? Just stick in finger

Customers can pay with cash, plastic or their index finger at a new Coast to Coast Family Convenience store.

Taking a big step beyond the ease of the Mobil SpeedPass, Coast to Coast has installed what's claimed as Florida's first biometric payment system.

There are no cards or PIN numbers to remember. Just stick your finger in the scanner and be on your way.

While applications are available to process credit and store loyalty card transactions by fingerprint, this one is limited to processing only debit account transactions.

"People either love it or think it's a sign of the coming apocalypse,'' said Amer Hawatmeh, owner of the new convenience store at 110 E Bearss Ave. who signed up a few hundred customers for Pay By Touch. "But to me, it's the wave of the future.''

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... AND you will think the same thing about 666 "The MARK"...

Pay By Touch is one of several speedier payment technologies racing to build enough retailer acceptance to ace out rivals and overcome consumers' rising concerns over identity theft.

It's all on the road to payment gurus' vision of a cashier-free future, in which customers just walk out the door while their transaction is automatically processed.

The big credit card companies, for instance, are deploying a card reader developed by MasterCard International that picks up a radio signal to record a transaction when a card is merely tapped on or waved around a reader at the checkout stand. Other wireless systems in use in other countries use built-in payment system prompts broadcast to and from a cell phone to activate vending machines.

Pay By Touch is a closely held San Francisco startup that uses finger-scan technology to authenticate payment account holders. Backed by $130-million in venture capital money, Pay By Touch recently paid $82-million to acquire BioPay LLC, its biggest finger-scan competitor that has won a following in Europe big enough to authenticate $7-billion worth of transactions to date.

Pay By Touch now has tests under way with several convenience stores, gas stations and supermarket chains around the United States, including Harris Teeter in the Carolinas, Farm Fresh in Virginia and Jewel Osco in Chicago.

"Finger scanning is new, so we want to get people used to it by building acceptance at high-frequency, high-traffic retail locations such as gas stations and grocery stores,'' said Leslie Connelly, spokeswoman for Pay By Touch. "We're also going into places where people who don't have a banking relationship cash paychecks.''

The company is a bit puzzled by customer privacy fears. After all, they say, how can using a unique fingerprint for identification be riskier to theft than a plastic card, key chain token or account number that's tapped into a computer or spoken over the phone?

The company pledges not to sell or rent personal information, or access to it. The fingerprint image recorded is not the same as those collected by the federal government or law enforcement.

It's similar to the finger-scan technology used at theme park gates. Those systems take measurements of patrons' hands and fingers and link them to a multi-day pass to prevent several people from using one person's pass.

The Pay By Touch computer records a multitude of point-to-point measurements and stores them in an encrypted form in an IBM data center. Images of both index fingers are kept in case a shopper's trigger finger is hidden by a bandage.

To create an account, you must let the store get a fix on you and your bank account by scanning in a sample check and a driver's license. You can also apply online and be assigned a PIN number. The number is keyed in the first time you buy something to link your fingerprint to the personal account information.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... "GET A 'FIX' ON WHO"????

The shopper needs neither a card nor a PIN number after that. Just place a finger on the scanner.

Retailers are paying a minimal amount to test the system. But many retailers such as Coast to Coast are drawn to Pay By Touch because it can process debit account payments or eChecks, an Internet version of a paper check, without subjecting the store to interchange fees that cost the retailers 2 to 3 percent of the transaction.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these ARE the beginning of sorrows"

Posted June 22, 2006 ----------------------------------

Watch to double as a payment device using MasterCard PayPass

Austrian watchmaker LAKS, which has often caused a sensation in the past with its innovative products, has introduced a breakthrough product for cashless transactions. Its latest development, the LAKS SmartTransaction Watch, is the world's first watch equipped with MasterCardr PayPass, a new "contactless" payment feature that provides consumers with a fast and convenient alternative to cash for their everyday small purchases.

MasterCard PayPass offers consumers a convenient alternative to cash that allows for small purchases to be completed quickly, securely and easily. Consumers no longer need to fumble for cash and coins, swipe a card, or sign a receipt for any PayPass purchase under USD $25. Users simply tap their PayPass-enabled card or device, such as these watches, on the PayPass reader at participating merchants and they are on their way.

LAKS CEO Lucas Scheybal sets out to spot international trends early on and incorporate them in lifestyle accessories. In his words: "The invention of the LAKS SmartTransaction Watch, equipped with MasterCard PayPass, has once again put LAKS a step ahead of the game. To obtain compliance with MasterCard PayPass specifications, we built high security specifications into an analog watch. Our watches are now set to enter one of the most exciting markets of the future."

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows"

Posted June 20, 2006 ----------------------------------

Microchips in humans inevitable says privacy commissioner

Imagine a world where you're taken unconscious and with no identification to a hospital. The doctor scans the microchip implanted in your shoulder, downloads your medical identification number and links up with a secure network that says you're a diabetic and allergic to Tylenol.

Sounds ideal.

In a world where more than 230 physicians in the United States have bought microchips for implantation in patients, and where a club owner in Spain offers to implant VIP chips into posh people so they don't need to carry credit cards or identification, the ethics of human microchip technology needs to be debated in Canada, says a University of Ottawa professor.

"This is all happening relatively quickly," said Ian Kerr, an expert in ethics, law and technology who spoke at the Access and Privacy Conference in Edmonton. "I don't think we're that far off."

Canada hasn't given its approval to microchips that can be implanted into humans for medical purposes. But since 2004, people in the U.S. can have $100 to $200 radio frequency microchips inserted under their skin. The rice-sized implant releases a patient-specific code when it is scanned. With that code, an authorized health-care professional can then link up to a network to find information on the patient's medications or prior treatments, similar to what might be available on Alberta's electronic health record system.

In the U.S., 97 health-care facilities and 230 physicians have jumped aboard. Harvard Medical School's chief information officer had one implanted in his body. Mexico's attorney general did the same thing so that he could access secure areas in his office.

For Alzheimer's patients who get lost, the technology could be particularly useful. Kerr said putting such a chip on equipment in a hospital say, a rare mobile cardiac machine also could help doctors find the machines quickly in an emergency.

But already, people have been able to clone the chips. While that doesn't give them complete medical information, issues of privacy and security must be raised, Kerr said.

VeriChip, the company that makes the technology, has opened offices in Vancouver and Ottawa.

Wal-Mart is looking into similar technology to track inventory and microchips are already used in pets.

A school near Sacramento, Calif., outraged parents when administrators made students wear identification badges outfitted with microchips. When the students walked through doors equipped with chip readers, teachers could monitor the students' whereabouts through their palm pilots.

"It can be in a knapsack, embedded in somebody's shoe or implanted in your shoulder," Kerr said. "It's hard to know what's around the corners with these kinds of things. Let's think a little bit about the implications before they happen because sometimes you can't put the genie back in the bottle."

Kerr said it's hard to know if Canada would approve the chips for human implantation.

Frank Work, Alberta's privacy commissioner, said he thinks it's inevitable.

"Worried or scared, you know that if there is an advantage to it, either economic or medical, someone is going to perfect it," Work said. "Someone is going to bring it to a point where it can be used in the near future.

"We'll do it in a well-intentioned way, wanting to look after people. But like with anything, as soon as you bring in the well-intentioned application, someone will figure out the evil application."

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... I told you way back when that the first reason to CHIP you would be to get - OR NOT GET - medical treatment...

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows"

Posted June 19, 2006 ----------------------------------

Upcoming Launch of the New 'Tag and Track' System and Location Services

The "Tag and Track" system will provide a flexible, rapidly deployable assisted-GPS / GSM* location-based service including an innovative integrated RFID technology that enables a wide array of customizable applications. The technology locates and/or tracks vehicles, objects, assets ***or people***. Our customers will deploy a portable receiver or reader devices network whether inside or outside a building which will be used to pick up the signal transmitted by our "Tag and Track" Tracker with its integrated RFID Tag. The device is about the size of a cell phone. This system was originally conceived/developed on a Special Police Forces request from the French Ministry of the Interior.

(* Global Satellite Monitoring)

RFID chips don't have their own energy source, they are passive. They emit a signal when specific frequencies of radio energy are used to "paint" them. RFIDs* contain tiny antennas that receive that RF energy and then re-radiate their encoded information.

(* RFID: Radio Frequency IDentification)

The Company's RFID chip will be miniaturized, implantable radio frequency identification device that has the potential to be used in a variety of security, financial, and other applications. It is smaller than a grain of rice; the encoded information is captured by briefly passing a proprietary scanner or passing through any receivers.

CTO Jean-Gilles Subervie said, "This launch represents an important step forward in our advanced technologies research and development. We have spent considerable time and resources developing 'Tag and Track' in the last 15 months, and we are very excited to bring this product to market. 'Tag and Track' proprietary two-way interactive paging-over-wireless network software and secure web services interface are going to revolutionize how and where GPS and RFID can be applied together. The Company's staff in France are recognized experts in Electronics, Embedded Technologies, Telecommunications, 3G and GPRS network technologies, two-way paging, wireless networking, geolocalization, mapping systems, RFID tags, high security applications and government contracting.

Some of the Potential uses include:

-- Tracking ***people*** inside and outside a building

-- Airport Staff security tracking

-- Airline asset tracking at airports

-- Managing movable assets and ***people*** inside and outside

-- All kinds of transportation and vehicular tracking

-- ***Elders, Pensioners, Hospital Staff and Patient tracking***

-- Fund transfer and Postal tracking

-- Security for high-value static assets monitoring (museums, painting galleries)

-- ***Police and special forces tracking and tagging investigations***

REVELATION 13:16-18 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (666)

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... The number of the BEAST is BIBLE - it is not made up! Some are now saying that the translators incorrectly translated it and the number is actually 616... which I believe is an attempt to discredit end times preaching. HOWEVER, it does NOT matter because the number in any form still represents the ANTI-CHRIST WORLD BEAST SYSTEM and the consequent MARKING of people who submit to it. Do it and you will GO TO HELL with the BEAST!!!...

Matthew 24:8 The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted June 16, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Tucson Schools Considering RFID BusPass

In the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD), one of the nation's largest school systems, some students might be carrying RFID-enabled ID cards as soon as next fall.

The TUSD is testing a system called BusPass. Designed by Tucson-based Gateway Communications, BusPass combines RFID

...and a global positioning system (GPS) to track when and where students board each school bus, and where and when they get off.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... AND this ALL fits into an ID card??? MY OH MY when they get it down small enough to fit the raice sized RFID CAPSULE the MARK 666 may be upon us!...

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!... MATTHEW 24:8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows"

Posted June 9, 2006 ----------------------------------

Proposal to Implant Tracking Chips in Immigrants

Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation, has proposed implanting the company's RFID tracking tags in immigrant and guest workers. He made the statement on national television on May 16. "We have talked to many people in Washington about using it he said"

The VeriChip is a very small Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag about the size of a large grain of rice. It can be injected directly into the body; a special coating on the casing helps the VeriChip bond with living tissue and stay in place.

A special RFID reader broadcasts a signal, and the antenna in the VeriChip draws power from the signal and sends its data.

The VeriChip is a passive RFID tag; since it does not require a battery, it has a virtually unlimited life span.

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe allegedly remarked that microchips could be used to track seasonal workers to visiting the U.S.

VeriChips are legal for implantation in people in the U.S. and the VeriChip RFID tag patient implant badges are now FDA approved.

LUKE 21:26 "Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth"

LUKE 21:28 "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

Matthew 24:8 The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted June 7, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Wisconsin bans RFID chipping

Civil libertarians cheered yesterday upon news that Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed a law making it a crime to require an individual to be implanted with a microchip.

Activists and authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre joined the celebration, predicting this move will spell trouble for the VeriChip Corporation, maker of the VeriChip human microchip implant.

The VeriChip is a glass encapsulated Radio Frequency Identification tag that is injected into the flesh to uniquely number and identify people.

The tag can be read silently and invisibly by radio waves from up to a foot or more away, right through clothing.

The highly controversial device is also being marketed as a way to access secure areas, link to medical records, and serve as a payment device when associated with a credit card.

The company has also confirmed it has been in talks with the Pentagon about replacing military dog tags with VeriChip implants.

Posted May 31, 2006 ----------------------------------

Colombian President Would Consider Immigrant Tracking With Microchips

Comments attributed to Colombia's president that microchip implants could be used to track Colombians working temporarily in the U.S. drew attention — and criticism recently.

The alleged statement by President Alfaro Uribe dismayed some Colombians after it appeared in Colombian newspapers.

"It would be a blatant violation of human rights," said Jorge Pinilla, 50, a lawyer in Bogota.

Details of Uribe's conversation last month with U.S. lawmakers were revealed by Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania in a report he read into the congressional record last week.

Specter and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama met with Uribe, the United States' staunchest ally in Latin America, during their visit to Colombia on April 7-9.

During the informal meeting, Specter expressed concerns about seasonal workers who immigrate to the United States to work temporarily on farms and then don't return to their country once their visa has elapsed.

"President Uribe said he would consider having Colombian workers have microchips implanted into their bodies before they are permitted to enter the United States to work on a seasonal basis," said Specter in a speech entered to the Congressional record April 25. "I doubted whether the implantation of microchips would be effective since the immigrant worker might be able to remove them."

Uribe has refused to say whether he proposed microchip implants, acknowledging only that he encouraged the senators to replace "draconian" immigration laws with a temporary work program that treats Colombian workers humanely, like one the country already shares with Spain and Canada.

"If the United States, with all its technology, computers and chips, doesn't have the means to know who enters or leaves the country then where are we?" he said during an interview on City TV.

Uribe's alleged comments, which dominated the airwaves Thursday, were unpopular with some Colombians.

"If the United States wants to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country, they should find a better way than treating humans like animals," said Diana Lozano, an architecture student.

Using microchips the size of a grain of rice to track the movement of cattle is nothing new. There has been some marketing of the microchips for human use as a way to control access to secure areas and keep tabs on some criminals, but not for immigration.

"It sounds rather Orwellian," said John Keeley, spokesman for the Center for Immigrations Studies in Washington. "In a Star Trek-kind of future, 20-40 years down the road, we might need to consider this, but it's not germane to the contemporary immigration debate."

An estimated 1.5 million Colombians live in the United States and scores more have considered migrating north to escape economic hardship or the country's four-decade civil war.

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Posted May 25, 2006 ----------------------------------

Useful little tracking RFID tags provoke privacy concerns

A washing machine that can ‘read’ the clothes it holds and choose the perfect setting for the garments. A refrigerator that scans what is inside and sends a short text message reminder to buy milk, eggs or butter.

Both are possible with radio frequency identification tags, the postage-stamp-size chips that are revolutionizing the marketing and inventory businesses.

But the revolution is also igniting debate in Europe over what some fear could be a new threat to personal privacy.

In unscrupulous hands, according to experts, these RFID tags would pose a serious threat to privacy.

The tags, now limited to functions like inventory tracking, highway toll payment systems, London Underground passes and security in new car keys,

...could one day be used to tag and track people and their belongings, not just in supermarkets or shopping malls, but around the world, experts say.

‘This type of information would be invaluable to marketing people and law enforcement,’ said Ross Anderson, a professor of computer security engineering at Cambridge University. ‘Down the road, there could be a real threat to privacy.’

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Emphasize LAW ENFORCEMENT... Oh yes did not this just say "TO TAG AND TRACK PEOPLE"???...

Reflecting concern among consumer groups, the European Commission, led by Viviane Re-ding, the commissioner for information society and media, is holding a series of hearings and public forums on RFID tags.

The first was held in April. This week, the debate resumed at a three- day forum that ends Wednesday in Brussels. Re-ding has said she may eventually introduce legislation to limit RFID use.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Brussels is thought to be the place where the ANTI-CHRIST will reveal himself at the so called "WORLD HEADQUARTERS"...

In a speech on March 9 at Cebit, the technology fair in Hannover, Germany, Re-ding said RFIDs had ‘undisputable advantages’ but warned of ‘a future of ubiquitous surveillance, identity theft and low trust.’

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... It is reported that these RFID tags are easily copied and duplicated. If a crook can read it, with the right technology he can use it to BE YOU!...

In Europe, RFID tags are sometimes used in personal ID cards for sending encrypted information to control access to corporate offices…

RFID technology, which stems from British and Russian radio research during World War II, is set to move rapidly from laboratory to mass market. According to the European Commission, there are 2.4 billion RFID tags in the world today, most of them chips that track goods during shipping.

The heavy demand from businesses will help raise global sales of RFIDs this year by 49 percent from last year to $751 million, according to Gartner

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

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Posted May 23, 2006 ----------------------------------

Biometric acceptance grows as some favor chip implants

The convenience of using biometrics for ID verification outweighs any concerns over lax security methods when using biometric-enabled smart cards, according to a new survey.

A global survey of consumer attitudes to using biometrics found a 5 percent increase in people who favor the use of biometrics as a preferred method of identity verification. Some 10 percent of individuals in the Asia-Pacific region would even prefer a chip implanted in their body.

The survey, conducted by Unisys, surveyed 1,661 people globally. Convenience, according to 83 percent of respondents, was the main reason for using biometrics on a smart card and three quarters said speedy verification is the main driver for biometric adoption.

Supporters of biometrics were mainly in the North American region (71 percent) followed by Europe (69 percent) and the Asia-Pacific region, where respondents showed a 68 percent approval rating.

Terry Hartmann, Unisys director of secure identification and biometrics, said the research is revealing because many people seem to question biometric adoption due to legitimate privacy concerns.

"Despite some geographical and cultural differences with certain specifics of the technologies, overall as more and more people learn about biometrics, convenience seems to outweigh other concerns," Hartmann said.

"Systems developers and owners must address those concerns so that these technologies can move towards the mainstream on a large scale, with appropriate protection and sensitivity."

Frost & Sullivan security analyst James Turner said while speed of identity verification may be driving people's acceptance of biometrics, the key issue is that biometrics can be a security block, rather than an enabler.

Turner added that what is more important in the biometric-enabled smart card debate is ratifying exactly where the identification data is stored.

"A faster and less frustrating security procedure, like using biometrics, would offer less resistance," Turner said.

"Smart cards or national identity cards will go ahead, but we need to talk about implementation, who can access the data and which government department will be in control of the repository, will the government then privatize that group or outsource. We need these issues resolved before we can move forward."

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

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Posted May 16, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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RFID Chip to end lost luggage

Technology used to monitor cars in cities is being adapted to track airline luggage.

About 200,000 bags are lost or stolen every year, while an estimated 30 million are mislaid, but then recovered, costing the industry £1.4 billion.

The aviation industry is turning to Radio Frequency Identification to cut the number of losses. This uses a pinhead-sized chip embedded in the baggage label.

The label can be read by hundreds of sensors dotted around an airport, tracking the suitcase from check-in to the plane and back to the luggage carousel on arrival.

An alarm sounds if a baggage handler tries to load it on to the wrong plane.

Known as tag and beacon technology, the system is being employed in Singapore and Stockholm for car congestion charging schemes. It has also been successfully tested at a number of airports.

Heathrow will begin trials this year, tagging Virgin and Emirates baggage to and from flights to Dubai and Hong Kong.

Luggage is at present tagged with a machine readable barcode. But this can be misread if the label is not held up to the scanner correctly.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... QUOTE "the system is being employed in Singapore and Stockholm for car congestion charging schemes." UNQUOTE SCHEME is right and it will lead you right into the GREATEST SCHEME ever called 666 - The MARK of the BEAST...

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

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Posted May 9, 2006 ----------------------------------

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... The march toward Armageddon is proceeding more rapidly now. Here are two reports on one of those factors that lead me to tell you to GET READY for the time is SHORT...

US privacy campaigners fear mark of the beast

A decision by the Bush administration to proceed with what is believed to be the largest radio frequency tagging program in history has triggered protests from US privacy campaigners.

The US department of agriculture (USDA) wants to keep track of all livestock production and movements in what it claims is an attempt to improve the tractability of disease outbreaks.

By 2009, 40m cattle will have been tagged, and the scheme is to be extended to include the billions of chickens and other animals farmed every year in the US.

But campaigners are outraged that all agricultural producers, including smallholder farmers, are being pressured into registering their details when the national animal identification system (Nais) becomes fully operational in 2009. They also fear that the technology earmarked for the scheme could be used on people.

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***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Now here is another chipping report the should loudly declare to you how close - how very close we are to the MARK OF THE BEAST - 666...

A bill ahead of it's time - forbids mandatory microchip implants

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson was one of the first high-profile supporters of tiny microchips implanted in people's arms that would allow doctors to access medical information.

Now the state he used to lead is poised to become the first to ban governments and private businesses from forcing such implants on employees, privacy advocates say.

A proposal moving through the state Legislature would prohibit anyone from requiring people to have the tiny chips embedded in them or doing so without their knowledge. Violators would face fines of up to $10,000.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... WOW! That really big fine ought to really scare them don't you think? I'm being facetious! It will not scare them at all, nor will it prevent the MARK OF THE WORLD BEAST SYSTEM!...

The plan authored by Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids, won approval in the Assembly last month. The state Senate is scheduled today to consider the measure, which would allow for the implants if the person gives consent.

***WATCHMAN... Talk about BAD disguised as GOOD, think about what I just read. The bill WILL ALLOW FOR CHIPPING WITH CONSENT! Now where does that leave YOU and ME Christians???...

Gov. Jim Doyle would sign the bill, a spokesman said.

Schneider aides say the legislator wants the law in place before companies and governments could use them to keep track of their employees.

"I don't think most people had thought about this as an issue, but it's scary. It's reality now," said Michael Schoenfield, an aide to Schneider. "Companies can or will be ordering their employees to have chips implanted. We want to stop that before it begins."

VeriChip Corp. of Delray Beach, Fla., is the only company with federal approval to implant such chips in people. The company so far has implanted 2,500 people worldwide with chips the size of a grain of rice under the skin of their upper arms, said spokesman John O. Procter.

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

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Posted May 4, 2006 ----------------------------------

Levi jeans are chipped!

It may be time to ditch your Dockers and lay off the Levi's, say privacy activists Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre.

New information confirms that Levi Strauss & Co. is violating a call for a moratorium on item-level RFID by spychipping its clothing.

What's more, the company is refusing to disclose the location of its U.S. test.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a controversial technology that uses tiny microchips to track items from a distance.

These RFID microchips have earned the nickname "spychips" because each contains a unique identification number, like a Social Security number for things, that can be read silently and invisibly by radio waves.

Over 40 of the world's leading privacy and civil liberties organizations have called for a moratorium on chipping individual consumer items because the technology can be used to track people without their knowledge or consent.

While Levi Strauss reports that its current RFID trials use external RFID "hang tags" that can be clipped from the clothes and the focus is on inventory management, not customer tracking, the company isn't guaranteeing how it will use RFID in the future.

Once clothing manufacturers begin applying RFID to hang tags, the floodgates will open and we'll soon find these things sewn into the hem of our jeans.

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Posted May 4, 2006 ----------------------------------

High-tech individuals implanted with microchip

Can you imagine being able to turn anything on or open any door with the wave of your hand?

A growing number of high-tech mavericks are unlocking the door to tomorrow's technology by being micro chipped in a cool but controversial trend.

No more hassling with house keys for Amal Graafstra. The key to opening his door is at his fingertips

His hands are implanted with radio frequency identification microchips.

"There's a small, 3-millimeter by 13-millimeter glass RFID tag in both the right and left hands," Graafstra said. "I can get in my front door, in my car door, and log into my computer."

Mikey Sklar is also implanted with a microchip. His Web site is bombarded.

"Usually questions about why I did this implant, where they can find out some more information," Sklar said.

Their microchips aren't FDA-approved. They got them from a tech Web site and convinced surgeon friends to do the implants.

However, the FDA warns of risks like rejection or infection. They hope the doctors performing the procedures are doing so under proper clinical circumstances and hope the patients know the risks.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... This is the FIRST I have seen that there is a medical risk to chipping - but of course only to those NOT receiving the GOVERNMENT APPROVED version of the chip. hmmmmmm wonder why??? That was sarcasm folks! It's obvious! GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED CHIP! Need I say more???...

But health concerns aren't the only issue. Privacy advocates say hackers can clone the microchips.

"And get into your home or your computer, and potentially a secure door in your workplace," privacy expert Liz McIntyre said.

If the microchips are programmed with credit card or medical information, identity theft could be a problem.

The FDA has approved one device for human implantation, but it's only for medical purposes. The FDA warns the microchips could potentially migrate or travel in the body, causing problems with MRIs and electromagnetic interference.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Of course a GOVERNMENT chip approved by the FDA cannot migrate - CAN IT??? That is impossible unless it is injected into an artery or vain. So why the fuss when the FDA has already approved one version saying it is SAFE??? Why they want you to take THEIRS!...

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

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Posted May 3, 2006 ----------------------------------

'MARK of the beast' seen in national ID

A group of Christian conservatives is urging Gov. Joe Manchin to reject a federally mandated digitized driver's license law, comparing the bar-coded national ID program to the "mark of the beast."

Pastor Paugh, a 57-year-old Nicholas County preacher who heads the group, said that the new driver's licenses are unconstitutional, invade people's privacy and conflict with Christian beliefs. He said the federal government is trying to create a "police state" with the new ID law.

"This is a total takeover by the beast system and a plan to ID everyone on the planet," said Paugh, who has a nationally syndicated radio show called "Call to Decision." "This will make someone a criminal if they don't sacrifice their Christian convictions."

The Real ID Act, which Congress approved last year, will take effect in 2008. States must comply with the regulations.

The issue at hand is the protection of our citizens the county said.

Last month, New Hampshire's House members overwhelmingly voted to bar the state from taking part in the national ID program. The New Hampshire Senate is expected to debate a similar bill.

The new law establishes national standards for state-issued driver's licenses and ID cards. Some call the new driver's licenses national ID cards because they require the approval of the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Each license or ID card must include the person's name, address, signature, date of birth, gender, and a digital photograph of the person's face. Applicants also must submit more documentation for identification purposes than most states now require.

Each state also must share its database with all other states. The database must include the basic information on the license, along with drivers' histories, including motor vehicle violations, suspensions and points on licenses.

The new law gives the secretary of Homeland Security the power to require additional details on state driver's licenses.

By May 2008, federal agencies will accept driver's licenses as identification only from states that comply with the new law. So residents who don't have the new IDs won't be allowed to board a plane or enter a federal building without one.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... AND you still think we are NOT in the END DAYS? THINK AGAIN... This is what scripture says concerning the coming MARK... " that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark" REVELATION 13:17 - Not being able to board a plane is only the beginning...

Paugh predicts that the federal government will require that digitized thumbprints, facial and eye scans, and DNA information be included on driver's licenses. He believes hundreds of thousands of Americans will refuse the new standardized driver's licenses.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Though I agree that this is the forerunner to the MARK, I disagree that thousands of Americans will even see this ID as dangerous. They will happily get it for CONVENIENCE sake. They will then be willing to take the REAL MARK when it is ready...

"I don't want the information about my personal life put in a public record for anybody to get a hold of who can hack into a computer," Paugh said. "If I give my uniqueness to a beast system, I can never get it back. The beast system will eventually kill all those who follow it."

The Bible's book of Revelation describes the beast system and "mark of the beast," warning that numbering people signals the arrival of the Antichrist. People who accept the mark are defying God, Paugh believes.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... It is not only DEFYING GOD it is selling your immortal soul to SATAN... causing the seller to burn in torment in HELL forever in unending pain...

If that does not convince you to REPENT and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord you are unsaveable...

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Posted April 25, 2006 ----------------------------------

       THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Wal-Mart offers to help fix US health care

Wal-Mart tracks expenses so closely that cardboard boxes at its distribution centers bear a message reminding employees that each box costs the company 75 cents.

The retailer offered up its information technology expertise to help develop a system for keeping electronic medical records as another means of reducing costs.

Wal-Mart also said that lessons could be learned from health clinics it is opening in dozens of stores around the country, many of which serve uninsured patients who would otherwise go to the emergency room -- a major drain on health care resources.

***WATCHMAN... Key word... "ELECTRONIC" which is most likely RFID - a good probability that this type of technology will contain 666 - The MARK of the World Beast System!...

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

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Posted April 13, 2006 ----------------------------------

Brain Cells can be fused with computer chips

The line between living organisms and machines has just become a whole lot blurrier. European researchers have developed "neuro-chips" in which living brain cells and silicon circuits are coupled together.

The achievement could one day enable the creation of sophisticated neural prostheses to treat neurological disorders or the development of organic computers that crunch numbers using living neurons.

To create the neuro-chip, researchers squeezed more than 16,000 electronic transistors and hundreds of capacitors onto a silicon chip just 1 millimeter square in size.

They used special proteins found in the brain to glue brain cells, called neurons, onto the chip. However, the proteins acted as more than just a simple adhesive.

"They also provided the link between ionic channels of the neurons and semiconductor material in a way that neural electrical signals could be passed to the silicon chip," said study team member Stefano Vassanelli from the University of Padua in Italy.

The proteins allowed the neuro-chip's electronic components and its living cells to communicate with each other. Electrical signals from neurons were recorded using the chip's transistors, while the chip's capacitors were used to stimulate the neurons.

It could still be decades before the technology is advanced enough to treat neurological disorders or create living computers, the researchers say, but in the nearer term, the chips could provide an advanced method of screening drugs for the pharmaceutical industry.

"Pharmaceutical companies could use the chip to test the effect of drugs on neurons, to quickly discover promising avenues of research," Vassanelli said.

The researchers are now working on ways to avoid damaging the neurons during stimulation. The team is also exploring the possibility of using a neuron's genetic instructions to control the neuro-chip.

DANIEL 12:4 "even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."

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Posted April 3, 2006 ----------------------------------

The chipping of animals from voluntary to mandatory

Reaction to the National Animal Identification System is shining a light on a growing problem that independent producers believe is threatening the entire livestock industry. Vertical marketing practices in the meat processing industry, combined with the industry's access to and influence on the Department of Agriculture and Congress, has the small producer against the ropes. The NAIS may be the final blow that puts independent ranchers and small farmers down for the count.

The goal of the NAIS is to create a national system that would enable the federal government to trace, within 48 hours, the origin of any animal in the food chain found to be infected, either by disease or by terrorists. To achieve this objective, a massive database has been proposed that would contain the location of all premises where animals are kept, identification of every individual animal, as well as a method of tracking any movement from the premises' location.

The program has been under development since 2002 by a public/private partnership with the National Institute for Animal Agriculture. NIAA represents the biggest meat producers in the U.S., including Cargill Meat Solutions and the National Pork Producers Council, and the makers of high-tech animal-ID equipment, such as Micro Beef Technologies and Digital Angel.

NAIS is being introduced in phases, voluntary premises registration first, followed by mandatory registration, then animal registration, and finally, animal movement detection by using RFID tags that could eventually be tracked in real-time by a Global Positioning System. Enforcement would include fines of up to $1,000 per day for non-compliance.

Voluntary premises registration has been underway in several states, and is already mandatory in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Texas Animal Health Commission had scheduled a meeting for March 23, at which they planned to set July 1 as the date to make the program mandatory. Reaction by independent producers, however, forced the meeting to be rescheduled to May 4. Opponents are circulating a petition in hopes of scuttling the plan. Maine, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Washington are also considering legislation to make the program mandatory.

Some people fear that a system capable of tracking the movement of every animal in America is a very small step away from applying a similar system to track the movement of every American.

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Posted  March 31, 2006 ----------------------------------

RFID may be vulnerable to computer virus attacks

Privacy and civil liberties advocates have long been opposed to the use of RFID technology on consumer items and government documents because it can be used to track people without their knowledge or consent. But now security researchers are warning RFID systems are vulnerable to viruses that could wreak havoc on databases around the world and potentially facilitate a terrorist attack.

Melanie Rieback, a Ph.D.student at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, gave a live demonstration of how a hacker could deploy a single rogue RFID tag and infect associated databases at the Fourth Annual IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications held in Pisa, Italy, March 15.

"Let's hope this puts the breaks on the irrational exuberance of Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, the Department of Homeland Security, and everyone else hell bent on tracking everything and everyone with this technology," say privacy advocates Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre, co-authors of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID."

Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is a controversial technology that uses tiny microchips to track items from a distance. These RFID microchips have earned the nickname "spychips" because each contains a unique identification number, like a Social Security number for things, that can be read silently and invisibly by radio waves. Security experts have theorized that RFID would be targeted by hackers, but until now, most considered the limited memory on the tags insufficient to deliver such attacks.

Rieback backs up her demonstration with details about exactly how a virus could propagate in RFID systems in a paper aptly titled "Is Your Cat Infected with a Computer Virus?" The paper opens with a scenario in which a vet's database seems to be erasing data from pet tags and finally freezes, displaying the message "All your pet are belong to us." (This is a nod to the Internet joke "All your base are belong to us.")

This damage could start with one attacker writing malicious code onto his cat's microchip and exposing it to the vet's system, she claims. But that's just the start. Her university's press release about the discovery points out how such malicious code could infect retail databases and even RFID-based airport baggage systems, leading to more serious consequences, like a terrorist debilitating a baggage database in order to slip in a lethal suitcase:

"A malicious individual could put an infected RFID tag on his suitcase (or someone else's suitcase). The bag will be scanned when approaching a Y-junction, to determine which direction it should go. However the mere act of scanning could infect the airport's baggage database, and as a result, all bags checked in after could receive infected baggage labels. As these bags move to other airports, they would be rescanned -- and within 24 hours, hundreds of airports could be infected worldwide. A smuggler or terrorist using this technique could hide baggage from airline and government officials."

The university researchers recommend that developers incorporate countermeasures to "help reduce the threat of RFID viruses." They point out that these measures "take time, people, and money to implement" and urge RFID developers to take action before their software is widely deployed.

"We've long contended that RFID will put all of us at risk," says McIntyre. "This is a wake-up call to RFID proponents who are recklessly rushing the technology into the marketplace before the serious societal consequences of tracking everyday objects and people with this technology can be fully explored."

Posted  March 30, 2006 ----------------------------------

RFID may be vulnerable to computer virus attacks

Privacy and civil liberties advocates have long been opposed to the use of RFID technology on consumer items and government documents because it can be used to track people without their knowledge or consent. But now security researchers are warning RFID systems are vulnerable to viruses that could wreak havoc on databases around the world and potentially facilitate a terrorist attack.

Melanie Rieback, a Ph.D.student at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, gave a live demonstration of how a hacker could deploy a single rogue RFID tag and infect associated databases at the Fourth Annual IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications held in Pisa, Italy, March 15.

"Let's hope this puts the breaks on the irrational exuberance of Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, the Department of Homeland Security, and everyone else hell bent on tracking everything and everyone with this technology," say privacy advocates Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre, co-authors of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID."

Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is a controversial technology that uses tiny microchips to track items from a distance. These RFID microchips have earned the nickname "spychips" because each contains a unique identification number, like a Social Security number for things, that can be read silently and invisibly by radio waves. Security experts have theorized that RFID would be targeted by hackers, but until now, most considered the limited memory on the tags insufficient to deliver such attacks.

Rieback backs up her demonstration with details about exactly how a virus could propagate in RFID systems in a paper aptly titled "Is Your Cat Infected with a Computer Virus?" The paper opens with a scenario in which a vet's database seems to be erasing data from pet tags and finally freezes, displaying the message "All your pet are belong to us." (This is a nod to the Internet joke "All your base are belong to us.")

This damage could start with one attacker writing malicious code onto his cat's microchip and exposing it to the vet's system, she claims. But that's just the start. Her university's press release about the discovery points out how such malicious code could infect retail databases and even RFID-based airport baggage systems, leading to more serious consequences, like a terrorist debilitating a baggage database in order to slip in a lethal suitcase:

"A malicious individual could put an infected RFID tag on his suitcase (or someone else's suitcase). The bag will be scanned when approaching a Y-junction, to determine which direction it should go. However the mere act of scanning could infect the airport's baggage database, and as a result, all bags checked in after could receive infected baggage labels. As these bags move to other airports, they would be rescanned -- and within 24 hours, hundreds of airports could be infected worldwide. A smuggler or terrorist using this technique could hide baggage from airline and government officials."

The university researchers recommend that developers incorporate countermeasures to "help reduce the threat of RFID viruses." They point out that these measures "take time, people, and money to implement" and urge RFID developers to take action before their software is widely deployed.

"We've long contended that RFID will put all of us at risk," says McIntyre. "This is a wake-up call to RFID proponents who are recklessly rushing the technology into the marketplace before the serious societal consequences of tracking everyday objects and people with this technology can be fully explored."

Posted  March 29, 2006 ----------------------------------

California gang members to be tracked by GPS

California prison officials have begun using Global Positioning System anklets to track known gang members.

The gritty suburb of San Bernardino, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, this week became the first California city to use the GPS satellite navigation system to track gang members when the devices were strapped onto three parolees, state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jeanne Woodford said.

Six California counties began using GPS to monitor sex offenders in 2005 and some have already been arrested for violating parole after they were tracked to off-limits areas.

"GPS tracking is just another tool in the bag; we will still use ground personnel to track gang members," said Sarah Ludeman, another spokeswoman for the corrections department.

Under an arrangement between prison officials and San Bernardino, high-risk parolees known to belong to street gangs will be released from custody on the condition that they wear a GPS bracelet on their ankles at all times.

They appear as moving dots on a map and if they try to remove the anklet or enter unauthorized areas the device sends an alert to a base station monitored by law enforcement officials.

The University of California at Irvine will review the results of the pilot program for its effectiveness

Posted  March 28, 2006 ----------------------------------

China to issue 1.3 billion RFID identification cards

China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS), which oversees the country's police force, plans to issue more than 1.3 billion second-generation resident identification cards based on RFID (radio frequency identification) chips, according to an industry analyst at In-Stat China.

Based on the number of new cards to be issued, the rollout represents one of the largest RFID projects in the world, according to Anty Zheng, research director at In-Stat China.

RFID tags can send and receive data over short distances. As a result, the new ID cards can be read by a reader that is within 20 centimeters to 30 centimeters of the card, Zheng said, noting that the cards are used to store basic personal information, such as name and birth date.

"It's very cheap and easy to make," Zheng said.

MPS has so far issued 102 million new cards, and plans to issue more than 300 million new cards per year for the next several years, the ministry said this week. Only local companies are allowed to participate in the project, Zheng said.

In-Stat estimated that 100 million RFID tags were sold in China during 2005. The number of tags shipped annually in China is expected to rise quickly in coming years, hitting total sales of 2.9 billion tags by 2009, it said.

The second-generation ID card project is expected to soak up most of this demand through 2008, at which time demand for RFID tags used in retail stores is expected to dominate the market, In-Stat said.

Posted  March 24, 2006 ----------------------------------

Use of Implanted Patient-Data Chips Stirs Debate on Medicine vs. Privacy

When Daniel Hickey's doctor suggested he have a microchip implanted under his skin to provide instant access to his computerized medical record, the 77-year-old retired naval officer immediately agreed.

"If you're unconscious and end up in the emergency room, they won't know anything about you," Hickey said. "With this, they can find out everything they need to know right away and treat you better."

Roxanne Fischer felt the same way, and she had one of the devices injected into the arm of her 83-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. "I may not be available if she ends up in the emergency room. This gives me tremendous peace of mind," Fischer said.

The two D.C. residents are among just a handful of Americans who have had the tiny electronic VeriChip inserted since the government approved it two years ago. But the chip is being aggressively marketed by its manufacturer, which is targeting Washington to be the first metropolitan area with multiple hospitals equipped to read the device, a persuasive factor for Fischer and Hickey. Within weeks, the first hospital is expected to announce plans to start routinely scanning all emergency-room patients.

Some doctors are welcoming the technology as an exciting innovation that will speed care and prevent errors. But the concept alarms privacy advocates. They worry the devices could make it easier for unauthorized snoops to invade medical records. They also fear that the technology marks a dangerous step toward an Orwellian future in which people will be monitored using the chips or will be required to have them inserted for surveillance.

"It may seem innocuous, but the government and private corporations could use these devices to track people's movements," said Liz McIntyre, who co-wrote a book warning about the dangers of such radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. "It may sound paranoid, but this is bound to be abused."

The devices, originally developed to track livestock, have been implanted in more than 6 million cats and dogs to trace lost or stolen pets. For medical identification, the device -- a microchip and a copper antenna encased in a glass capsule about the size of a grain of rice -- is inserted, usually under the skin on the back of a patient's arm, in a quick, relatively painless procedure. Each unit, which lasts indefinitely, transmits a unique 16-digit number that can be read by a handheld scanner. The number is used to locate a medical record previously stored on a secure Web site.

Using the system, emergency-room doctors could scan unconscious or incoherent patients to quickly check their blood type and find out if they are taking any medications or have allergies or other medical conditions. Nurses could identify family members and determine whether patients are organ donors or have living wills. Surgeons could scan patients on the operating table to make sure they are working on the right person.

VeriChip Corp. of Delray Beach, Fla., is selling kits containing scanners and the large-bore needles used to insert the chips, and recommending that doctors charge patients about $200 each. The company has sold about 2,500 chips worldwide for use in people, and several hundred have been implanted, including about 100 in the United States, spokesman John Procter said. So far in the United States, however, most of the chips have been implanted into the company's own employees. Suspecting that many people are hesitant to get the chips until more emergency rooms are able to scan them, the company has begun giving scanners to hospitals for free, Procter said.

Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey became the first hospital to begin routinely scanning emergency-room patients last summer, and about a dozen people in that area have now been "chipped," Procter said. About 80 other hospitals nationwide have agreed to follow, a number the company hopes will reach 200 by the end of the year.

Many of the hospitals, including three in the Washington area, have received scanners and started training their emergency-room staffs in their use, he said. Procter declined to name the hospitals until they formally announce their plans.

One area doctor has begun implanting the chips.

"I thought this would be important to offer to many of my patients," said Jonathan Musher, a Chevy Chase physician the company hired to help recruit hospitals and assemble a nationwide network of doctors offering the chips. "With this, a quick scan back and forth across their arm could make all the difference in critical life-and-death situations where seconds count."

Privacy advocates, however, worry that the devices are prone to invasion because they can be surreptitiously scanned from a distance.

"As far as I can tell, there are no security measures taken with the chip. It's not a secure chip," said Richard M. Smith, an Internet and privacy consultant in Boston. "There's nothing to stop someone from accessing the code and cloning the chip" to access records, he said.

Even though the medical information is stored in a protected computer, anyone with a password could obtain the information.

"Once the identification number is obtained, who gets to decide who gets access to the Web site?" asked Janlori Goldman of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, who heads the Health Privacy Project, a Washington-based research and advocacy group. "Can law enforcement have access? Can public health workers have access? Can employers have access? Given the recent efforts by law enforcement and data monitoring by the government, this is exactly the kind of technology that would be attractive."

And, like any computerized database, it could be vulnerable to hackers.

"We know from many other examples that there are lots of security breaches that occur across the country," said Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, another Washington research and advocacy group. "There's no reason to think this will be any different."

Company officials and other proponents say the device and accompanying system are carefully designed to protect recipients.

"The privacy of VeriChip's customers is our highest priority," said Scott Silverman, the chief executive of Applied Digital Solutions Inc., the firm's parent company. "Both the amount of information and who has authorized access to that information is determined by the user."

Others worry about how the devices will be used in the future.

"This device is intended to uniquely number humans. It's embedded in the flesh, and it's permanent. It can be read without someone's knowledge and consent," McIntyre said. "Scanners can be installed in doorways or ceiling tiles to track people's comings and goings without people even being aware it's happening. That's not so far off."

Company officials scoff at those fears.

"Some people say, 'Oh, my. It's "1984." It's George Orwell,' " Musher said. "But this is a passive device. It's not controlling or tracking anyone."

The company is, however, marketing the devices to limit entry to secure facilities. The Mexican government is using the implants like key cards for high-security offices. And CityWatcher.com of Cincinnati, which stores surveillance-camera footage from around the country, recently started using the chips to control access to tapes. Bars in Spain and Amsterdam, meanwhile, are offering the chips to patrons who want quick entry and to run electronic tabs.

"We're just waiting for the first case where a convicted sex offender on condition of release is required to have a VeriChip implanted," Rotenberg said.

For their part, Fischer and Hickey hope the devices catch on.

"This is the wave of the future," Fischer said. "I'm looking at this from the positive side. To obtain optimal care, I think we have to take advantage of the best technology available."

Posted  March 23, 2006 ----------------------------------

New Hampshire House Rejects Real ID

The NH House yesterday voted overwhelmingly to reject the Transportation Committee's recommendation of ITL and in a subsequent motion to pass HB 1582, forbidding any state agency from participating in any national ID requirement. The bill is succinct and to the point:

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT prohibiting New Hampshire from participating in a national identification card system.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Prohibition Against Participation in National Identification System. The general court finds that the public policy established by Congress in the Real ID Act of 2005, Public Law 109-13, is contrary and repugnant to Articles 1 through 10 of the New Hampshire constitution as well as Amendments 4 though 10 of the Constitution for the United States of America. Therefore, the state of New Hampshire shall not participate in a national identification card system; nor shall the department of safety amend the procedures for applying for a driver's license under RSA 263 or an identification card under RSA 260:21.

Posted  March 22, 2006 ----------------------------------

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... QUOTE "Privacy advocates say today's voluntary use is a step toward a future in which employers or the government mandate implants." UNQUOTE

Implant chips called BIG advance by Big Brother

Doctors implanted a radio ID tag under Sean Darks' skin that allows the executive to enter restricted areas of his Ohio security company.

Jack Schmidig, the police chief in Bergen County, N.J., has a similar chip that doctors can use to find his medical records in an emergency.

And in a somewhat renegade use of the technology, Washington state entrepreneur Amal Graafstra unlocks his home and car and logs on to his computer using a chip he bought online and had implanted near his thumb.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... "NEAR HIS THUMB"??? Now it would be uncomfortable "UNDER" hi thumb, so that leaves "over" his thumb on the BACK OF THE HAND... Next question... WHICH HAND???...

All three say putting radio-frequency identification chips under the skin can improve people's lives. An implant is like having a set of keys, or an ID card, that can't be lost, they say. Graafstra jokes that he could end up naked in the alley outside his house and still get inside using the electronic key embedded in his hand.

‘People ask me why I don't just carry an RFID card in my wallet,’ Graafstra said. ‘I don't want to have to remember whether I have my card or my keys with me. I can leave my house and not carry anything with me.’

Privacy advocates say today's voluntary use is a step toward a future in which employers or the government mandate implants.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Yes of course! A future where you cannot buy or sell without the MARK... errr SORRY CHIP!...

‘It's creepy,’ said Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Diego. ‘People realize in their gut that if we require implanted chips, we've become the kind of society where people can be tracked by their government.’

Good or bad, the technology is having a breakout year in the United States.

Last month, Darks' security video company, Citywatcher.com, became the first in the nation to use RFID implants to control who has access to a restricted area.

Nationwide, about 70 hospitals – none in San Diego – are developing or have begun programs to make the implants available to patients and to put RFID scanners in emergency rooms to scan all unconscious patients.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... I said months ago the first MANDITORY application would be NO CHIP - NO HOSPITAL TREATMENT!!!...

Those applications use the only radio ID chip approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for implanting in humans, a product from Florida-based VeriChip that's about the size of a grain of rice. Doctors use a syringe and a local anesthetic to insert them under the skin.

Critics say the devices offers the government, employers or corporations a potentially nefarious tool to track citizens. There are several types of RFID, but the technology available from VeriChip and the versions used by the do-it-yourself crowd don't provide a signal that can be tracked.

The chips don't use batteries or any other power source. To work, they must be held within a few inches of a scanner. Through a process called induction, the scanner temporarily powers the chip by generating a magnetic field that passes through the skin. While it has power, the chip transmits a signal that's picked up by the scanner.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... Though true with LOW POWER SCANNERS it really is a TWISTED LIE because there exists very powerful scanners that can read them from a distance. They use AMPLIFICATION in both SEND and RECEIVE!!!...

VeriChip says about 70 people in the United States have been implanted with its chips, which cost about $200, including doctors' fees.

In addition, an estimated 80 people have had unauthorized ‘hobbyist’ chips implanted. Like Graafstra, they buy them over the Internet to experiment with the technology, which has been used for years to track lost pets. The technology enthusiasts describe themselves as the ‘do-it-yourself tagged community

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted  March 20, 2006 ----------------------------------

** RFID Coming To A Employer Near You? - scroll down **

      THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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RFID Coming To A Employer Near You?

The Philadelphia Eagles are using radio frequency identification to streamline snow-removal operations at the football team's home stadium, Lincoln Financial Field. Thanks to a system using RFID-enabled wristbands, the team can not only manage snow-removal workers and process their payment more quickly, but also reduce the likelihood of fraud.

To clear snow-covered seats, the Eagles' management hires temporary workers that sometimes number up to 1,500 during a period lasting as long as 36 hours. A major snowfall in January 2005 and the resulting cleanup convinced the Eagles' director of facility operations, Dave Duernberger, to seek an RFID solution to track the cleanup staff. Striking one day before the NFC championship game, that snowstorm left behind 12 inches of snow, which had to be cleared from the field and the 70,000 stadium seats.

"There are so many variables to a snow-removal event," Duernberger says. "Every time we've done it in the past three years, it has been different." With the storm preceding the championship game, Duernberger remembers, the stadium was besieged with the comings and goings of more than a thousand workers, whose hours were difficult to prove and who generated mountains of paperwork that needed processing. There was no way, for instance, to prove people were not leaving the stadium after they clocked in, then returning at the end of the day to clock out.

To prevent this from happening in the future, the Eagles deployed the Labor Track system from Precision Dynamics Corp. (PDC) of San Fernando, Calif. Labor Track uses the company's Smart Band RFID wristband in conjunction with worker-tracking software from iTelligent Solutions.

With this system, a snow-removal worker arriving for clean-up duty is given a clipboard and a paper form on which to record one's name, temporary agency and other employment details. After turning in the paperwork, that worker is handed an RFID wristband with a Texas Instruments passive 13.56 MHz RFID tag compliant with the ISO 15693 standard. The ID number related to that tag is handwritten on the paperwork the worker turns in. The worker then scans the wristband by means of an iTelligent-designed RFID interrogator (reader) connected to a laptop computer. The read range is about 2 to 3 inches, according to Tom Foster, a regional sales manager for PDC's RFID/Age Band systems.

With the iTelligent Solutions software, managers can now access information in real time to determine when workers had arrived and to which of the numerous snow clean-up crews were assigned. Crew members ready to take a break line up, and Eagles employees with handheld readers scan the wristbands again. This helps confirm that everyone has been given an opportunity for a break and a meal.

At the end of a shift, workers must scan out to be paid. That scan-out information is then made available to Eagles management. "As soon as they've all scanned out, I know how much the snow removal has cost," Duernberger says. The system costs between $20,000 and $25,000. The Eagles plan to conduct a study during the 2006-07 winter season to gather data to substantiate cost savings, he says.

PDC and iTelligent developed Labor Track specifically for the Lincoln Financial Field deployment, Foster says, although he adds that two cities in New England are considering using it for their staff. "This system is great for convention centers, where you have a hundred or five hundred employees in a particular area," he says.

Posted  March 13, 2006 ----------------------------------

RFID: Sign of the (End) Times?

Katherine Albrecht is on a mission from God.

The influential consumer advocate has written a new book warning her fellow Christians that radio frequency identification may evolve to become the "mark of the beast" -- meaning the technology is a sign that the end-times are drawing near.

"My goal as a Christian is to sound the alarm," said Albrecht, in a conversation over tea at a high-end grocery store.

Albrecht has been a leading opponent of RFID, which is fast becoming a part of passports and payment cards, and is widely expected to replace bar-code labels on consumer goods. RFID chips contain unique identification codes, and can be read at varying distances with special reader devices.

Albrecht hopes her new book, The Spy chips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance, will be embraced by the millions of Americans (59 percent of them, according to a 2002 Time/CNN poll) who share her belief that the Book of Revelation in the Bible forecasts events that are yet to come.

The Spy chips Threat is in fact a Christianized version of its secular predecessor, Spy chips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID, which came out last fall.

Both books are published by the Christian publishing powerhouse Thomas Nelson. Both lay out the same totalitarian scenarios, based on documented plans by Philips, Procter and Gamble, Wal-Mart and other companies, along with the federal government, to track consumer goods and people individually.

Absent from the Christian version is the original foreword by the science fiction author and blogger Bruce Sterling. In its place, Albrecht and co-author Liz McIntyre have written an introduction that says that RFID chips, particularly the VeriChip subcutaneous implant designed for humans, bear an uncanny resemblance to "the mark" described in the Bible's Book of Revelation.

If the VeriChip becomes a common payment device similar to the "contact less" payment system in the Exxon Mobil Speed pass, all who wish to buy and sell goods will be compelled "to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads," as it says in Revelation, the Spy chips Threat authors contend.

Another passage in Revelation describes a vision in which "a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image." Albrecht and McIntyre write, ""Interestingly, an implanted RFID device like the VeriChip could potentially cause such a tormenting sore if it is subjected to a strong source of electromagnetic radiation," such as a directed energy weapon.

But fear not, says Boston University professor Richard Landes, who specializes in the history of apocalyptic thought. New technologies often trigger alarm among millenarians -- those who believe Christ is returning to Earth to set up a theocratic kingdom, but only after nonbelievers die most unpleasantly in a battle with the anti-Christ.

Y2K, bar codes and Social Security numbers all triggered end-times warnings, said Landes, who was co-founder and director of the Center for Millennial Studies at BU, which studied contemporary cult activities and end-times literature prior to 2000.

"Even the introduction of the Gutenberg press caused waves of apocalyptic thinking," said Landes.

Albrecht does not believe those who said bar code labels and Social Security numbers were "the mark of the beast" were completely wrong. Rather, those technologies were precursors to RFID, and steps toward totalitarianism, she said. "All of these technologies are of concern," said Albrecht. "I'd like to think I'd be speaking out against them, too, if I was around at the time they were introduced."

Albrecht's entry into the Christian book marketplace has not marginalized her voice in the media or with the RFID industry. Last week, Albrecht and her Spy chips co-author, Liz McIntyre, made appearances on TV, The Osgood Files on Radio, and on the late night radio program, Coast to Coast AM. McIntyre was also quoted in a Financial Times article last month.

"I don't see any evidence of her being ostracized," said Mark Roberti, editor and founder of RFID Journal, an industry trade magazine. Roberti has appeared opposite Albrecht in debates in the media and at industry conferences.

But Richard Landes, the BU history professor, believes Albrecht may be among those who are seduced by the power of feeling like they are players at the center of world events.

"It's enormously attractive," said Landes. "If you believe you live in the end-times, then everything you do has meaning. You become a warrior, and everything is at stake."

Landes compared the feeling of sharing a collective, apocalyptic experience or narrative as like a near-death experience. "It's an intense, incredibly intimate experience," Landes said.

Albrecht sees little joy in what she predicts for RFID, however. "I hope I am wrong," she said, before leaving for an interview. "I'll take no pleasure in being proven right in a few years."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted  March 10, 2006 ----------------------------------

Chip in tooth - scientists point way to new identity tag

It is the ID card you will never lose or forget to carry with you - unless your teeth fall out. Scientists have implanted an ID chip into a tooth to show how detailed personal information can be stored.

The scientists say the tooth chip will be useful to forensic scientists trying to identify bodies after natural disasters and terrorist attacks with numerous victims. They say it will also have advantages over a simple identity card.

"You put your ID card in your pocket, we put it in a tooth," said Patrick Thevissen, a forensic odontologist at the Catholic University of Leuvenin in Belgium. The ID chip can carry information including a person's name, nationality, date of birth, gender and national ID code and can be read after death.

The idea came about because of the difficulty and expense of identifying victims of disasters from dental records. Trying to identify bodies after the Asian tsunami, for example, relied heavily on forensic dentists. But it was difficult and time consuming, particularly when teeth had been badly damaged or when dental records were not available.

Dr Thevissen and his colleagues told the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle that they had adapted an electronic identification tag which vets injected routinely into animals. Similar radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are used by retailers to track stock. The tags, the size of a grain of rice, use the power from a radio pulse emitted by an electronic reader to send out a code which can be picked up. This code can be linked to a database containing a person's details or, as Dr Thevissen suggests, spell out simple information directly.

Guy Poelman, a member of the team, has tested RFID tags. In the lab, he drilled a hole into a tooth and inserted the chip as he would a filling. It withstood normal biting forces and worked after being heated to 450C and cooled. But repeated expansion and contraction of the tooth due to heating and cooling - for example from hot drinks - is a problem. Dr Poelman wants to modify the design to include an insulating layer. The advantage of the tag, he said, is that it will allow swift identification of a decomposed body.

"When you put all identification data in one place in the body there can be no mistakes. You have an immediate identification," said Dr Thevissen. Teeth are particularly hardy and can survive for hundreds of thousands of years. Many extinct primates, for example, are known only from tooth fossils. "We want to store it in the tooth because it's the strongest and longest lived body part."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted  March 3, 2006 ----------------------------------

Hello, Mr. Chips

Implanting everyone with a computer chip is one of those ideas that most people reject without even considering. The thought of being outfitted with a device that might one day be traceable by global satellites, pinpointing to within a few yards of your true location, conjures all sorts of unpleasant images of Orwell and his nightmare novel "1984."

But people like Sean Darks, chief executive of CityWatcher in Cincinnati, are stepping boldly into that world. He's had a radio-transmitting chip implanted into his arm and into two workers in his security firm. Now, from about a foot away, a special device reads the chip's 16-digit number and presto, the firm's doors open.

Of course, civil libertarians are aghast. "This may be appropriate for cattle, pets or packages, but for humans it is a very different issue," said Lee Tien, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Yes, it is. And we think it's great. Everyone should have such a chip. But this is just the beginning. These are rudimentary chips that identify you to a scanner that opens a door. How boring is that? An ID card can do that. If you want people to get these half-inch-long splinters implanted--cost: about $200--then you've got to build in a few more must-have benefits, or "killer apps," as they say in the computer industry.

Don't think of this as Big Brother peering over your shoulder. Think of the advantages! Once we're all chipped, there won't be any doubts about where anyone is anymore. The cable guy late? Just check your GPS system. Spouse claims to be working late at the office? Now you can easily confirm. Heating repairman promises he's on his way? We'll see.

When everyone everywhere can be tracked all the time, what happens to crime? Cops wouldn't have to ask where you were on the night in question. They'd be able to find out where you were. And so would anyone else who had access to check your chip.

But to truly attract the American consumer, this can't be merely a location device. This has to involve goods and services. What if, for instance, your chip could communicate with other chips that were, say, inside registers at Starbucks. The moment you walk in, the chip would communicate your order (embedded in your chip's information) and it would be ready for you when you reached the head of the line. That's just one small example.

The potential for chip-to-chip communication is huge. Lost your keys? Your chip could start the car as you approached. Fumbling for the door lock? What if the door knew you were there? Why doesn't the shower start when you near the bathroom in the morning?

One romantic couple in Canada reportedly has implanted chips that allow access to each other's front doors and home computers.

The final frontier: chip-to-chip communication. Why wait for a text message, or even slower, a phone call? That can waste valuable time. Your chip could be set to pick up instant messages from interested members of the opposite sex as you pass on the street.

You could communicate to the household's nearest teen that the lawn needed mowing. And he wouldn't be able to pretend he didn't hear or that his cell phone was turned off. The potential is limitless, as they say in the tech biz.

At some point, so much information may be flowing chip to chip, we'll need to upgrade. But by then we'll all be fitted with USB ports.

Posted  March 2, 2006 ----------------------------------

      THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."  

   THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

CLICK HERE to see an animated graphic illustration what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

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Individual consumer items to be tagged?

RFID specialist Impinj has devised a way to make it easier for manufacturers and stores to put RFID tags on shirts, CDs and other consumer items, a move that should please corporations but could raise the hackles of privacy advocates.

The company has extended the reach of its GrandPrix RFID product suite with a new set of tags. GrandPrix consists of a reader, RFID tags and software. The tags used in the current GrandPrix suit are designed to go on pallets and crates. The tags - which rely on electromagnetic propagation for communication - can be read about 30 feet away. The antenna's length is about 3.5 inches.

Impinj CEO Bill Colleran said: "It is a fairly big thing to put on a tube of toothpaste."

The new tags for individual products sport smaller antennas and rely on the same processor but use magnetic coupling to communicate. As a result, the tags cost less and are shorter, measuring as little as nine millimeters. The tag reader can be only about three feet away. Colleran said: "You don't want to be ringing up items in the next counter."

Privacy remains a concern with the new tags, he said. Because each tag contains a unique number, the tags can essentially act as serial numbers. The GrandPrix suite, however, is based around the Gen 2 RFID standard and thus can be disabled at the point of sale.

Several consumer advocacy groups have protested the use of RFID tags on individual items and have forced some retailers to curb trials. Many fear that corporations, law enforcement agencies or governments will eventually use the tags to track their movements or purchases. Some critics have also pointed out that one of the chief benefits of RFID - lower operational costs for manufacturers and retailers - is not exactly a cause close to the hearts of many consumers.

But even with the public outcry, item-level tags like this will likely begin to show up in a noticeable way in 2007. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a soft mandate that pharmaceutical manufacturers start placing RFID tags on their products by January 2007 to ensure authenticity.

Florida has passed a law requiring tagging on pharmaceuticals in 2007 as well. California is debating a similar law.

Retailers are interested in adopting the technology and conducting trials. Tagging individual items could cut down on DVD and CD theft. It could also help stocking at clothing retailers; employees with readers could scan shelves to find items stocked in the wrong place, or shirts picked up by consumers in one part of the store and later shoved onto a random shelf. Building an infrastructure will take time, however.

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted  March 1, 2006 ----------------------------------

WATCHMAN COMMENT... This technology I started reporting on in 2001 has now matured enough to be just shy of the MARK of the New World Order beast system.

44,000 Ohio prison inmates to get chipped

One USA state reckons it's cracked how to keep track of all of its 44,000 prison inmates and that's to RFID chip them.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRH) has approved a $415,000 contract to trial the tracking technology with Alanco Technologies.

WATCHMAN COMMENT... All that is left now to tell us this truely is the mark will be thwe area of placement on the body

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

WATCHMAN COMMENT... Notice that verse 17 says you will belong to the beast system if...

1] you accept the MARK

2] OR you accept the name of the BEAST

3] OR you accept the number of HIS NAME (666)

***How close - how very, very close it is!

The Last Days SIGNS - The end Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted  February 25, 2006 ----------------------------------

              THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." --- CLICK HERE to see what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

           THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

                        JESUS IS COMING!

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Will RFID lead to a system of universal implanted ID?

Artists and hackers have begun implanting RFID chips under their skin. It's a cool way to play with technology. Will it lead to a system of universal implanted ID?

Facial piercing and full-body tattoos used to be signifiers for those who saw themselves as social outlaws. Now, bank tellers and high school kids have pierced lips and inked skin. Today a few cutting-edge nerds sport chips under their skin, a melding of technological experimentation and body modification. Will the mainstream follow them?

Annalee Newitz got "chipped" as research for an article she's writing for "Wired" magazine about RFID security. And Jonathan Westhues hacked and copied its code.

Newitz had an RFID tag made by VeriChip implanted under her skin. The chip emits a unique string of numbers when it comes near an RFID reader. RFID chips are used in industry to track pallets and cases of goods, as well as for opening security gates and doors.

Westhues was able to read and copy her chip in around two hours, using a simple reader about the size of an MP3 player, with an antenna about five inches long. Once Westhues cloned the chip, he'd be able to use it for anything Newitz used it for. If she were using the chip to unlock her front door -- or the door to the biohazard lab -- Westhues, if he was a bad guy instead of a hardware and software designer, would be able to do some damage.

Westhues' quick cloning of Newitz's chip gives the lie to sunny views of RFID security.

"What I wanted to do was show that while VeriChip claims that their chips can't be counterfeited, indeed they can be counterfeited as easily as any other chip, particularly ones that have no security at all, which this one doesn't," she said.

The RFID industry points out that the random digits emitted by RFID tags are meaningless unless they're matched to information stored in the encrypted database that's part of industrial systems.

But Liz McIntyre, an anti-RFID activist believes that VeriChip is only an initial step toward universal chipping. In "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID," McIntyre and co-author Katherine Albrecht lay out a scenario in which RFID information from retail systems could be merged with that from identification systems including electronic passports to create a very complete picture of a citizen's habits.

The Department of Homeland Security began a live test of e-passports at San Francisco International Airport on January 15. There were two earlier tests, at Los Angeles International Airport and Sydney Airport.

The Electronic Privacy Information Clearinghouse recommended a ban on chipping people, and, along with the American Civil Liberties Union and other consumer advocacy groups, has urged the U.S. government to halt the development of passports with RFID chips.

But industry is moving faster along a parallel track.

In October 2004, VeriChip got clearance from the FDA for implanting its chip in human beings. VeriChip is a subsidiary of Applied Digital. It registered for an initial public offering in December 2005.

Applied Digital spokesman John Proctor said that VeriChip is focusing on medical applications. Some 68 hospitals in the United States have signed onto the VeriMed service, which combines chips, readers and a database. Most still are developing emergency room protocols in which staff scan for chips, but Hackensack University Hospital has the system up and running.

In the VeriMed system, if someone cloned a chip in order to access that individual's medical history, he'd have to get access to the emergency room scanner and be supplied with a password for the system.

"There are similar security measures to those of online banking," Proctor said.

But slamming down the Chivas at Baja Beach Club on somebody else's tab would be a snap.

"Westhues had to actually touch my arm in order to do the read," Newitz said. "But the company mandates that the chips will be implanted in exactly the same place, on the back of your right upper arm. Anyone who knows that can easily bump into you in an elevator and get the read. It's as easy as picking someone's pocket: It requires the same amount of proximity for the same amount of time."

Proctor said there are approximately 2,000 people worldwide with implanted VeriChips; in the United States, 68 people have VeriMed chips. In February, internetnews.com interviewed Joseph Krull, a security executive with Virtual Corporation who let VeriChip tag him as a demonstration.

Other high-profile human implants include the attorney general of Mexico Rafael Macedo de la Concha (along with 16 Mexican security officials), and John Halamka, the CIO of Harvard Medical School.

That leaves a lot of people buying mojitos by waving their arms near an RFID reader.

Some experts think there may be an RFID privacy gap developing, as market penetration moves faster than policy.

Newitz said that people in the technology underground have begun implanting themselves in order to appropriate the technology.

" This is one way people can say, 'No you're not going to do this to me, I'll do it for myself and figure out what it does and seize more control over it.'"

While do-it-yourself chippers would probably be the last ones to submit to government-mandated implantation, McIntyre said, they act as a sort of cadre of cool.

"What they're doing is moving that government agenda forward in a way," she said. "They're removing the mental barrier of having something foreign implanted in your body that's emitting a unique number. It has this cool factor, especially since they're being installed in tattoo parlors."

Today, a hip chip. Tomorrow, the Mark of the Beast?

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Gadgets Are Getting Smarter

Regular old dumb stuff is getting smart and connected.

You can buy a backyard telescope loaded with global position satellite (GPS) technology so it can point out which stars you're viewing. At one university, each parking meter has a chip and antenna so you can call it with your cellphone and buy more time.

And then there are the touch-screen sewing machines that can download images to embroider, gas station pumps that run Microsoft Windows, and shipping crates that can call their owners for help if they're lost.

A lot of technology companies focus on making computers more powerful and Internet connections faster. But a major trend is pushing in another direction — toward getting cheap computer chips and limited networking capabilities into products that never used to have such technology. It lets companies turn commodity products into premium products that cost more and stand out in the marketplace.

The trend is analogous to the electrification of products 100 years ago, when inventors found ways to use that technology to change everyday items. Hand-turned drills became power drills. Ice boxes became refrigerators. The same thing is happening now, but with computer chips and tiny radio transmitters.

And there's a fascinating twist this time: When you add information and communications to a product, it doesn't just improve that product — it allows that product to become part of a network. Which means those products can talk to other products, or to websites, or to you through your cell phone or PC — creating layer upon layer of new possibilities.

"It opens up innovation to all new things no one ever thought of," says Irving Wladawsky-Berger, in charge of IBM's technical strategy.

"There's an interesting pattern now — everything is an accessory to everything else," notes Mick McManus, CEO of Maya Design.

The parking meters, for instance, are at the University of California, Santa Barbara. IBM devised the system and will try to sell it to other campuses and cities. In the near future, a "smart," networked parking meter might be able to talk to all the other parking meters in the neighborhood and feed that information to a website. That way, as you drive to an area looking for a place to park, your cell phone could tap the parking website and display a map showing open spaces.

You might even be able to push a button and reserve a space. The meter could flash a "reserved" sign and refuse to accept payment from any other cell phone for five minutes. After that, you'd lose the space.

The movement toward smart stuff keeps picking up steam. Research firms haven't yet put a value on the "smart stuff" industry because it's so scattered and new. But companies are clearly making plans to move in that direction. A survey by research firm Aberdeen Group found that more than half of executives plan to pump more money into radio frequency identification (RFID) projects in the next 12 to 24 months, even though half of those surveyed also said they don't yet know the "value proposition" of such investments.

One way or another, though, fascinating developments keep popping into view. Some recent examples:

Consumer electronics companies keep pushing the idea of the "digital living room" — a holy grail where high-end TVs, PCs, video recorders and stereos link up and share content. But while we're waiting for that to happen, a number of companies are digitizing less-glamorous appliances.

Whirlpool's Duet Sport washing machine has embedded sensors that can set the water level depending on how big a load you put in. Down the road, Whirlpool and others plan to include sensors that can read bar codes or RFID tags on clothes so the machine can program appropriate wash settings.

Another appliance maker, Salton, has introduced the Beyond Microwave. When you need to heat packaged food, swipe the bar code past the microwave's reader. Stored inside are 4,000 settings for different products. A wireless Internet connection allows the microwave to download new ones all the time. Salton's microwave reads the bar code, sets the right time and power level, and all you do is push start.

Maya Design is bringing out a layer of technology it calls Home Heartbeat. It connects sensors on washing machines, microwaves, doors and other fixtures in a house. The system, in turn, can generate text messages that can be sent to a cell phone. So a homeowner can program the system to tell her every time the front door opens and the TV turns on — a good sign the kids arrived home from school.

On a more futuristic scale, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and New Jersey Institute of Technology are working on nanotechnology that could change the nature of paint and carpets. Both could be connected to the home network, so you could use a computer to instruct the paint or carpeting to change colors. The nano-engineered molecules would do just that. The military is already beginning experimental use of the smart paint.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, telescope maker Celestron rolled out its $399 SkyScout — a gadget loaded with global position satellite (GPS) technology and a database of star and planet positions. Aim it at a part of the night sky, and the device picks up its position via GPS, cross-checks with its database, and tells you what you're seeing. SkyScout can locate more than 6,000 stars, planets and constellations.

Also at CES, Brother was showing its Innovis 4000D sewing machine, which can store and download images, and then embroider them on fabric. Wearable technology is a hot concept. ElekTex makes "smart fabrics" — clothing and backpacks with soft, built-in controllers and a Bluetooth wireless connection for an iPod or cell phone. Drop the gadget in your pocket, for instance, and use the buttons on your sleeve to control it.

Swim goggles from start-up Inview add a computer chip to plain plastic goggles for competitive swimmers. The chip keeps track of time and number of laps and displays it on the inside of the goggle lenses.

In a popular IBM commercial, the boxes inside a truck notify a help desk that the truck is off course. Though it's a dramatization, the technology is real. RFID tags and cheap GPS units today are being tacked onto crates. That lets the crates "talk" to the network and lets operators know where they are. If they get lost — or stolen — the crates can be located.

Then there are cows. When asked about this trend of making mundane stuff smart, Matthew Szulik, CEO of open-source software company Red Hat, points to the DeLaval Voluntary Milking System. It's a milking machine — running on Linux open-source software — that lets the cow request to be milked by stepping into the milking area through a gate. A radio tag identifies the cow, and the system knows when the cow was last milked. That way, the system knows whether to attach the robotic milking arms — or keep the gate closed, blocking the cow from getting in.

That kind of development, Szulik says, "is just the tip of the iceberg."

As the next decade unfolds, more of our stuff will get smarter.

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Posted  February 23, 2006 ----------------------------------

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He Causeth All To Receive A Mark In Their Right Hand

William Donelson's left hand gripped the paper-covered arm of an antique barber chair at a tattoo and piercing shop in Cambridge, Ontario. His feet bounced gently on the chrome footrest as he waited for his implant.

The piercer — whose day is usually spent inserting rings into the eyebrows and navels of teenage girls — snapped on purple latex gloves and lifted a four-millimeter-wide sterilized needle to Mr. Donelson's hand.

"I'm set," Mr. Donelson said with a deep breath. He watched as the needle pierced the fleshy webbing between his thumb and forefinger and a microchip was slid under his skin. At last he would be able to do what he had long imagined: enhance his body's powers through technology.

By inserting the chip, a radio frequency identification device, Mr. Donelson would literally have at his fingertips the same magic that makes security gates swing open with a swipe of a card, and bridge and tunnel traffic flow smoothly with an E-ZPass. With a wave of his hand he planned to log on to his computer, open doors and unlock his car.

Implanting the chip was a relatively simple procedure but highly symbolic to Mr. Donelson, a 21-year-old computer networking student so enthralled with the link between technology and the body that he has tattoos of data-input jacks running down his spine. They are an allusion to an imagined future when people might be plugged directly into computers. His new chip, complete with a miniature antenna and enclosed in a glass ampoule no bigger than a piece of long-grain rice, has a small memory where he has stored the words "Embrace Technology."

"People are already using their cell phones as an extension of their communication ability," Mr. Donelson said, indicating the wireless cell phone earpiece affixed to his ear. "It is pretty much a part of you anyway."

The difference between a device resting in one's ear and inside the body is "a pretty small step," he said.

Mr. Donelson and three friends, who had driven 100 miles from their homes in Lockport, N.Y., to have the implants inserted by a piercer, Jesse Villemaire, whom they had persuaded to do the work, are part of a small group, about 30 people around the world, who have independently inserted radio frequency identification chips, known as RFID tags, in to their bodies, according to Web-based forums devoted to what participants call getting tagged.

The tiny silicone chips, which for years have been safely implanted in pets and livestock to identify their owners, come with an encoded string of numbers. They are read by a scanner two to four inches away, much like a bar code except the chips don't need to be visible to be read.

Digital visionaries have long foreseen a future when people and computers merge. In most cases the convergence is imagined as a nightmare, as in "Blade Runner" or the "Matrix" movies. But Mr. Donelson is part of a pro-convergence camp that points out the future is closer than many people imagine, and argues it is not nearly so threatening.

Digital products people use every day are becoming more integral to the human body, they note. Cameras, storage drives and MP3 players are designed with mirrored surfaces or crystals to make them more attractive to wear as necklaces and pendants. Bluetooth wireless technology enables jackets and sunglasses to double as electronic devices, and a new cell phone earpiece, the Motorola H5 Miniblue, sits inside the ear almost like a hearing aid.

People who feel naked without their cell phones, who carry around a set of keys with storage devices like flash drives that contain their digital life, who have their entire music collection on an iPod, have already created an information envelope around themselves, said Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a research director at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Calif.

"They are living a life in which they have a symbiotic relationship with communication technologies that are as familiar a part of the body as braces or glasses," Mr. Pang said. "For these people, the idea of putting an RFID tag in themselves is no stranger than putting in fillings."

Implanting chips in people is not new. Some employees of the Mexican Ministry of Justice are implanted with chips that give them a fast track through their building's security, and a Barcelona dance club offered chips to V.I.P.'s.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration gave approval in 2004 to a Florida company, Verichip, to implant RFID chips in people as a means to retrieve medical information. The information is not on the chip; it is in a computer database that hospitals gain access to by scanning patients who carry a chip beneath their skin. In the last three years, Verichip says, it has implanted more than 2,000 people around the world and 60 in the United States. Its chips are a proprietary technology and cost about $200 each.

Certainly RFID implants have their detractors.

"We have to look down the road and think more than about how cool it is today," said Liz McIntyre co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID."

"We have to look at how it may be ushering in a society in which we are all numbered in the future," she said. "Maybe stores would require us to scan our hands or an insurance company says unless you have this chip we can't insure you."

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REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

Posted February 16, 2006 ---------------------------

Chips that really get under your skin

Without the white headphones, how will anyone know you're listening to an iPod?

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) weren't concerned with such weighty questions when they developed a chip that allows you to listen to an iPod using your forearm as the transmission wire for the audio signals. The chip was detailed in one of several presentations during a session called "Silicon in Biology" at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

Low power consumption was a common design thread throughout the several different chips presented by university researchers. The need to reduce power consumption of chips has become a mantra for the PC and server processor industry, but low power consumption takes on a new meaning when referring to chips that will be used inside the human body or on skin.

KAIST has built a prototype chip it thinks solves some of the problems encountered in setting up personal-area networks that take advantage of the body's ability to conduct electricity. Computer scientists have long envisioned connecting the numerous personal electronic devices the average technology fan carries around each day, but wiring those devices together is impractical, and Bluetooth connections are prone to interference, said Seong-Jun Song, a professor at KAIST.

Other groups have explored ways of using the body itself as the networking cable, but early chips consumed too much power or used data rates that were too slow for effective communication, Song said. KAIST's chip uses wideband signaling to reduce power consumption while boosting data rate. The chip sends low-power impulses across a wide swath of frequencies, rather than sending a high-power signal down a narrow frequency.

KAIST researchers modified an iPod nano and an earphone with its test chips for demonstration purposes. A user would need to keep a finger constantly pressed to a conductor on the iPod, which would send the audio signal through the arm to the earphone. The chips can produce data rates of up to 2 megabits per second while consuming less than 10 microwatts, Song said.

Another paper presented during the session outlined a chip designed to monitor brain activity by sending its data wirelessly to monitors. The University of Utah has been working on chips that monitor neural impulses in quadriplegics in hopes of finding a way to build prosthetic limbs powered by brain waves. However, early testers of those chips had to have the chips implanted in their brains connected to external computers by wires, which is obviously uncomfortable.

Wireless transmitters for this type of brain measurement also had to be very sensitive to power consumption levels to avoid destroying brain tissue, said Reid Harrison, a professor at the university. Researchers believe they have come up with a low-power wireless chip by reducing the size of the data captured by the chip, and allowing doctors to selectively choose what neural activity to monitor and when, he said.

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Ohio employees getting chipped

A Cincinnati company is requiring any employee who works in its secure data center to be implanted with a microchip.

The video surveillance company City Watcher injected two of its employees in the triceps area of the arm with the VeriChip, a glass-encapsulated RFID, or radio-frequency identification tag.

City Watcher said the company had integrated the VeriChip VeriGuard product into its access control system.

The tag can be read through clothing from a few inches away.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... LIE! This glass chip can be read by special readers from a distance AND it can have GPS capabilities built into it for no limit referancing of WHERE YOU ARE!...

The highly controversial device is being marketed as a way to access secure areas, link to medical records and make purchases like a credit card.

When former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson joined the VeriChip Corp. board of directors, he pledged to get chipped and encouraged Americans to do the same so their electronic medical records would be available in emergencies.

But it was reported that the chipping of Tommy Thompson never took place.

A VeriChip spokesman was reported to have said Thompson had been ‘too busy’ to undergo the procedure, adding that he had no clear plans to do so.

CityWatcher provides video surveillance, monitoring and video storage for government and businesses, with cameras set up on public streets throughout Cincinnati Ohio.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... So many laughed when I started reporting about five years ago the this chip just "MIGHT" be the mark of the New World Order BEAST system - Are you laughing NOW???...

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

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Posted February 11, 2006 ---------------------------

QUOTE "Draft Strategic Plan that gives July 2006 as the target date for the USDA to issue a proposed rule for requirements. There are two "mandatory" aspects of the NAIS plan. As a result, all animals will be tracked by a government agency." - "Henry Lamb, a well-known property and individual rights advocate, was quoted on the Jan. 7, 2006 as calling the microchip identification system "The mark of the beast." UNQUOTE

Animal Chipping Goes From Voluntary To Mandatory - Foreshadowing Of The Future

High technology may soon be used to track individual livestock and pets, but the "mandatory" aspect of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) animal identification system may be costly in more ways than one. Agriculture knows there is a problem. With worldwide markets, the ability to trace and back-track the life of an animal can quickly stop the spread of disease. But how can it be done in a cost-effective manner that does not intrude on Constitutional rights of animal owners?

Recently complaints have sprung up regarding a USDA-driven National Animal Identification System dubbed NAIS.

Property rights advocates are screaming the loudest, but California agriculture organizations are also quietly questioning the Draft Strategic Plan that gives July 2006 as the target date for the USDA to issue a proposed rule for requirements. There are two "mandatory" aspects of the NAIS plan. As a result, all animals will be tracked by a government agency.

First will be the mandatory registration of all premises where livestock are housed. This includes owners of even one cow, horse, pig, goat, lamb, chicken, goose, duck or rabbit. And under the current threat of bird flu epidemic, "premises " could be expanded to include anyone with a parakeet or other bird pets. Fish are also farmed and would need to be under the NAIS.

A seven digit number will be given to each registered "premise" and there will be $10 fee charged the premise owner. The government will then know who you are, where you are and what you have.

Second, all animals will need to receive an identification number. Most livestock will be identified with a 15-digit number, which will create a cost for tagging each animal.

According to Mary Zanoni, Ph.D. who wrote a comprehensive anti-NAIS article in the January issue of "Countryside" magazine, “The form of ID will most likely be a tag or microchip containing a Radio Frequency Identification Device.”

The device will be designed so it can be read from a distance. Along with the electric identification, USDA said it will allow industry organizations to decide how and when to use retinal scan and DNA identification.

Who will pay for "mandatory" regulations?

All of this adds up to mandatory costs – likely to be paid by the owner of the animals. It will also create another agency and bureaucracy to administer the NAIS, which will be supported by tax dollars?

Currently, it is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service department of the USDA that has developed the NAIS plan.

The California Cattlemen’s Association issued a comment on the NAIS plan last July, after discussing the pros and cons with its membership and hundreds of ranchers.

"CCA has continually called for a voluntary, market-driven approach" to a national identification system. CCA also said that a NAIS must compliment and be compatible with brand laws enforced by state animal health agencies. Clearly, the state association wants a bottom-up approach, instead of a federal government-down mandatory system. The California Farm Bureau Federation issued a comment on NAIS last fall. Ria de Grassi said the Farm Bureau supports the concept of an animal ID system, but provided several reasons why the plan was being implemented too fast.

Other groups are more outspoken.

Henry Lamb, a well-known property and individual rights advocate, was quoted on the Jan. 7, 2006 as calling the microchip identification system "The mark of the beast."

Lamb is concerned that the mandatory aspect as well as the microchip tagging will be a "taking" of private property. In a previous article, Lamb said he wrote about "government controlling the use of land" and now he was writing about "government controlling the use of animals."

The stated purpose of the NAIS program is to enable government to trace the source of a diseased animal, within 48 hours.

"The effect of the program is the transfer of the control of private property to the government – while forcing the property owner to pay the cost of the transfer," said Lamb. The first comment period on the Draft Strategic Plan ended last July.

In July 2006, the USDA is expected to propose the "rule" that will create the requirements for premises registration and animal identification for tracking. Once the “rule” is published in the Federal Register, there will be a limited public comment period.

Depending on the comments and objections, the "final rule" to create the mandatory regulations will be published in the fall of 2007. By January of 2009, animal tracking would become mandatory and include “enforcement” of the reporting of animal premises and movements with the probability of fines for convicted violators.

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Posted February 8, 2006 ---------------------------

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It Time To Say Goodbye to Paper Money?

Since the late 1990s, when the expansion and adoption of the Internet created a bona fide Mecca for retailers and shoppers, people have looked forward to the day when physical cash would no longer be the mainstay of payment transactions.

When the Internet boom came to a screeching halt in 2000, some experts believed that it also marked the end of efforts to establish digital currencies.

But the continuing success of the online payment service PayPal, as well as the recent adoption of so-called e-cash by 15 million people in Japan, has bought the electronic-money movement new momentum.

Today for 15 million Japanese, paper money is a thing of the past, according to the Japan Research Institute. No longer solely used for online purchases, e-money, is accessed via a smart card or mobile phone, has become a way of life for many consumers in Japan.

The Japan Research Institute estimated that by 2008 some 40 million Japanese, roughly one-third of the country, will be using electronic money.

Technologies such as FeliCa, from Sony, use integrated chips that enable devices to receive and emit electronic signals. These "contactless" or near-field communication (NFC) devices include mobile phones, transit cards, and prepaid e-money cards.

Other countries, notably Hong Kong and Canada, also have implemented electronic-cash systems that have seen some adoption.

But if you are waiting for similar technology to become the norm in the United States, you might want to hang on to those greenbacks.

American service providers do not seem as focused on e-money as an opportunity.

In America the digital-money movement will be driven by credit-card companies, not mobile-service providers, which will have to find a way to work with the credit-card companies that already have hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of merchant relationships in the U.S.

Credit-card companies are already involved in digital money. Credit-card companies have been pushing hard to increase their share of small-value transactions. It's one of the last areas where credit cards are not used that widely.

Although the U.S. is likely to be one of the last countries to make the shift to digital funds some change has begun already.

Cingular, for example, is currently conducting a trial e-money system at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, home of that city's Hawks and Thrashers sports teams. The service, which uses

Nokia mobile phones equipped with Phillips NFC chips, currently is available only to 250 season-ticket holders who have a Visa account with Chase bank. The fans use the phones to purchase concessions inside the arena.

Credit-card companies also are rolling out contactless credit cards. Blink by Chase, PayPass by Mastercard, Contactless by Visa, and Express Pay by American Express are the newest frontier for credit issuers. The NFC-based cards do away with swiping and signatures. Instead, consumers simply hold their card up to the reader and the transaction is complete.

The push in the last six months to launch the contactless cards is the second such effort by credit-card companies, and should be much more successful.

One of the keys this time around is that [the credit providers] have actually succeeded in getting a few major merchants to sign on. Contactless card are supported more and more by major merchants and that's one of the big keys -- merchant acceptance."

One selling point of the new contactless cards, however, is that they still have the familiar magnetic stripe, so people can use them at any store.

"You're not going to have a person using something that is not accepted by a number of stores," Levine said. "That advantage here is that [for] the merchants that are enabled to do the contactless payment, you can wave [the card] and for those who are not, you can swipe it."

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Posted February 4, 2006 ---------------------------

Iris Scanning For New Jersey Grade School

When a parent arrives to pick up their child at one of three grade schools in the Freehold Borough School District, they'll need to look into a camera that will take a digital image of their iris. That photo will establish positive identification to gain entrance into the school.

Funding for the project, more than $369,000, was made possibly by a school safety grant through the National Institute of Justice, a research branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. "The idea is to improve school safety for the children," said Phil Meara, superintendent, Freehold Borough School District, on Monday. "We had a swipe-card system that operated the doors, but the technology was obsolete."

Installation of the iris technology began in October. The system is now operational after two months of testing. The Teacher-Parent Authorization Security System (T-PASS), a software application developed by Eyemetric Identity Systems, was installed on the front office computers at each of the three schools.

It took software engineers about nine months to develop the platform. Two technicians were hired by the school board to provide IT support for maintenance and updates to the platform. School participation in the 18-month study is voluntary.

Parents who have children that attend any of the three schools in the district, teachers who instruct students attending classes at the locations, and staff employees are assigned access rights. Each child can have up to four adults approved in the system.

The platform provides entry-access controls, visitor management and the capability to scan a driver's license from 50 states and automatically import the information into the database. "The file size created when the camera takes a picture of the iris to match it against records in the database is about 512 kilobytes," said Raymond Bolling, co-founder of Eyemetric Identity Systems, a spin-off of New Jersey Business Systems Inc., which specialized in biometrics identification.

The system takes a digital photograph of the iris, the color portion of the eye, each time a parent, teach or administrative and school employee gains access to the school. "The algorithm can map out up to 242 unique points in the iris," Bolling said. "A good fingerprint patch is anywhere from seven to 22 points."

The algorithms for iris scanning are licensed through a LG Electronics from Iridian Technologies Inc. The software keeps a log and digital record or any visitor entering the school, which replaces a four-column paper spreadsheet.

Global biometric revenues are projected to grow from $2.1 billion in 2006 to $5.7 billion in 2010, which includes iris scanning, according International Biometric Group. Iris scanning is emerging, albeit slowly. The research firm said iris recognition revenues are estimated to exceed $250 million by 2008.

Eyemetric developed and deployed the iris recognition system using IrisAccess iris recognition cameras and software from LG Electronics, and Tailgate Detection Alarm Recording (T-DAR) anti-tailgating system from Newton Security. The hardware supporting the application is Hewlett-Packard & Co.'s ProLiant DL140 servers, along with HP dx5150 desktop PCs with Advanced Micro Device (AMD) processor, and Access Point for wireless networking from ProCurve Networking.

Posted February 3, 2006 ---------------------------

Banking on RFID

If banks have their way, we could soon all be carrying credit cards with RFID chips, allowing banks to track us as we move around their branches.

And while it's easy to see the benefits for the banks, some consumers may feel a little uncomfortable about being tracked like a pallet of beans as the pay in some checks.

It's a big step from having a card that can be touched against a reader to open a turnstile on the underground - such as an Oyster card - to being tracked as you walk around, even if the technology is pretty much the same.

Most consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the value of information about themselves - and may think that giving their bank the ability to track them is a step too far.

While banks would undoubtedly gather useful information on customer habits and interactions, what would the bank have to provide in return? Many customers would need pretty big carrots for this.

And what about unauthorized access to the information? If the bank can track your movements, will this data also be available to other parties? Inevitably, if these technologies are adopted widely, they will attract the interest of law enforcement and the criminal community.

Crooks and government agencies would both find this sort of intelligence useful.

Full disclosure is the only viable approach for banks thinking about rolling out this stuff - they need to explain 'the what', 'the why' and 'the how' to customers.

After all, the government is finding it hard to persuade anyone to buy into its ID card system, which is based on similar technology. And what bank would want to risk being voted out by its customers?

Posted January 30, 2006 ---------------------------

RF-IDing the dead

Gary Hargrove, coroner of Mississippi's Harrison County, began injecting radio frequency identification (RFID) chips into cadavers to cope with the mounting body count.

He said the chips, supplied by a Florida company called VeriChip, helped the county identify and return storm victims to their families without mix-ups.

The county also injected the chips into bodies dislodged from graves during flooding.

Posted January 27, 2006 ---------------------------

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... NO it is not the chip BUT like the chip it is leading up to the MARK of the Beast System 666...

Biometric mark of the beast?

Is it or is it not such a great leap into an age much represented in Hollywood when we will no longer have to bother with cash, checkbooks or passports? Instead all we need to use to buy or sell is our fingerprint.

You would expect to read about this in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” or George Orwell’s “1984,” but it’s actually happening … and it’s only the beginning.

We are now seeing scanning technology at not just retailers, but many workplaces require finger scanning to clock in at work, and a friend of mine finger scans to register for her orthodontist’s appointment. At the moment, biometrics is seen as a great convenience for customers who choose to use it. If I was confident that it would stay that way I wouldn’t be writing. I’m writing about what is to eventually become of biometrics if we let it spiral out of control. With children finger scanning to get school lunches in some school districts and adults finger scanning to buy groceries, we are being trained to use our biometric signatures as payment and identification.

When you scan your finger or any other part of your body, it becomes digital information. Digital information can be easily copied, easily transferred and easily altered. I am worried that people will think that finger scanning is more secure than money. I admit it has it ups and downs, but what happens if you lose your credit card? Cancel it? Replace it? No problem. What happens if your biometric data gets stolen? Cancel it? Replace it? Once your biometric data is compromised, it’s compromised for life.

Eventually biometric technology will be heavily used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other departments of the government to track criminals and terrorists. Section 403 of the USA Patriot Act specifically requires the federal government to “develop” and certify a technology standard that can be used to verify the identity of its citizens. Your biometric data will be referenced and cross- referenced as the government will see fit to track potential terrorists. You might find Homeland Security at your door one day even if you’ve done nothing wrong.

When the machine fails, you can’t argue with it because that’s what it is – a machine. Eventually biometrics will discard the human factor and will let scanners and computers take over the identification process. It will ultimately take over the task of granting or denying certain rights. Once again, you can’t argue with a machine.

It was recently brought to my attention of what the biblical aspect of biometrics would lead to. This was prophesied by John in the last book of the Bible:

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

– Revelation 13:16-17

President Bush said a few years ago that it was one of his goals that America becomes cashless by the year 2007. It may not happen that soon, but the new “beast” system is definitely a leap in that direction.

Cash is the only form of payment that keeps people and transactions anonymous. Under the new biometrics and microchip technology system out there, cash will be a thing of the past. All transactions will be traceable, you will be identified, and every move you make will be recorded – now that’s what I call freedom.

Posted January 26, 2006 ---------------------------

              THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." --- CLICK HERE to see what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

           THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

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***WATCHMAN COMMENT... NO it is not the chip BUT like the chip it is leading up to the MARK of the Beast System 666...

Blood vessels in human hand and contactless card create secure biometric IDs

Forget fingerprints. A Toronto, Ontario company wants the whole hand involved. And it's not talking palm prints. It wants to identify the blood vessels in your hand.

Identica Corp. has linked its Universal Controller with a hand vascular scanner manufactured by a Korean company. The result is a biometric access control mechanism solution that it claims is accurate, fast, and non-intrusive for users.

Terry Wheeler, Identica president, calls this a "whole new paradigm of biometrics on its own. Ours is completely unique."

Identica and its use of the Techsphere vascular hand reader is starting to get noticed. The company was awarded an iCLASS Innovation 2005 Award several months ago by HID, a world-leading manufacturer of access control readers and cards. The award was presented for Identica’s integration of HID iCLASS smart card modules with its Universal Controller and the Techsphere Hand Vascular Pattern biometric scanner.

SunFirst Bank, St. George, Utah, just recently integrated the Techsphere into its access control system for its Datacenter. "It is being used all over the world. You have installs in gaming, casinos, banking, transportation, and government."

Mr. Wheeler explained that Techsphere scans a portion of the hand, going beneath the surface of the skin, "so we're not concerned with contaminants like fingerprints would be. It scans for the main veins and blood vessels all around. It does a one to one comparison and it's very accurate. You can use the product with a standard pin or HID iCLASS smart card."

He added: "With a smart card you're storing the encrypted template right on the card. The user keeps the card with him. That's one of big issues for any biometric is where template is stored. I present my card and hand and it sends the message to the access control system and opens the door," he added.

Only a 208-byte template is required. "You don't have to worry about where it is. You enroll them once. If you have a thousand doors around the world, all you need is your card and your hand to enter."

Posted January 19, 2006 ---------------------------

VeriChip files IPO to fund RFID chips for humans

Human RFID chipmaker VeriChip Corp. said it filed for an initial public offering. The company did not release information on the number of shares it will release or the share price.

A subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions Inc., VeriChip has come under fire recently by privacy advocates who claim the company's human RFID chips could be unfairly, even dubiously used to collect information about people.

VeriChip develops and sells passive RFID systems for identification, as well as active RFID systems for locating and identifying. Recently, the company began marketing VeriMed, a patient identification system used to identify people who arrive in an emergency room and are unable to communicate.

The human RFID microchip relays the patient's medical history to hospital staff so that the patient can be treated with the appropriate care. Last month, VeriChip announced that 68 medical facilities, including 65 hospitals, had agreed to implement the VeriMed system for patient identification

The Food and Drug Administration cleared VeriChip's products for medical use in October 2004.

Applied Digital plans to retain a majority interest in VeriChip in the IPO. Applied Digital develops identification and security products for people, animals, food vendors, government agencies, the military, and telecommunications and security vendors.

Posted January 17, 2006 ---------------------------

The mark of the beast

The federal government is launching a National Animal Identification System

...that will, by 2009, require that every agricultural animal in the nation be equipped with an identification device through which its movement can be traced from birth to slaughter.

At the moment, the program is voluntary; by 2009, non-compliance can result in fines of up to $1,000 per day.

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... But you say this is for animals and not for me!

Think again my friend, it is already in use in people.

Hospitals are beginning to chip patients for identification. How log do you think it will be required to have surgery?

How long will it be before you will be required to have a chip implant to buy groceries or gas?

The indicator my friend is that by 2009 if you do not chip your animal it will cost you a fine of $1,000 dollars a day.

REVELATION CHAPTER 13 is being fulfilled in your lifetime... verses 16 and 17...

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth!

Posted January 16, 2006 ---------------------------

              THE END TIMES - THE LAST DAYS - ARE UPON THE EARTH!

MATTHEW 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." --- CLICK HERE to see what it will be like for the unsaved and for a prayer of salvation!

           THIS IS NO GAME! - THIS IS THE REAL THING! - DO NOT WAIT!

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Computer chips get under skin of enthusiasts [UPDATE]

With a wave of his hand, Amal Graafstra, a 29-year-old entrepreneur based in Vancouver, Canada, opens his front door. With another, he logs onto his computer.

Tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chips inserted into Graafstra's hands make it all possible.

"I just don't want to be without access to the things that I need to get access to. In the worst case scenario, if I'm in the alley naked, I want to still be able to get in (my house)," Graafstra said in an interview in New York, where he is promoting the technology. "RFID is for me."

The computer chips, which cost about $2, interact with a device installed in computers and other electronics. The chips are activated when they come within 3 inches of a so-called reader, which scans the data on the chips. The "reader" devices are available for as little as $50.

Information about where to buy the chips and readers is available online at the "tagged" forum, where enthusiasts of the technology chat and share information.

Graafstra said at least 20 of his tech-savvy pals have RFID implants.

"I can't feel it at all. It doesn't impede me. It doesn't hurt at all. I almost can't tell it's there," agreed Jennifer Tomblin, a 23-year-old marketing student and Graafstra's girlfriend.

'ABRACADABRA'

Mikey Sklar, a 28-year-old Brooklyn resident, said, "It does give you some sort of power of 'Abracadabra,' of making doors open and passwords enter just by a wave of your hand."

The RFID chip in Sklar's hand, which is smaller than a grain of rice and can last up to 100 years, was injected by a surgeon in Los Angeles.

Tattoo artists and veterinarians also could insert the chips into people, he said. For years, veterinarians have been injecting similar chips into pets so the animals can be returned to their owners if they are lost.

Graafstra was drawn to RFID tagging to make life easier in this technological age, but Sklar said he was more intrigued by the technology's potential in a broader sense.

In the future, technological advances will allow people to store, transmit and access encrypted personal information in an increasing number of wireless ways, Sklar said.

Wary of privacy issues, Sklar said he is developing a fabric "shield" to protect such chips from being read by strangers seeking to steal personal information or identities.

One advantage of the RFID chip, Graafstra said, is that it cannot get lost or stolen. And the chip can always be removed from a person's body.

"It's kind of a gadget thing, and it's not so impressive to have it on your key chain as it is to have it in you," Sklar said. "But it's not for everyone."

Sklar's girlfriend, Wendy Tremayne, has yet to be convinced. She said she probably would not inject the computer chip into her body unless she thought it was a "necessity."

"If it becomes more convenient, I may," said the 38-year-old artist and yoga teacher. "(But) I'd rather have an organic life."

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... When I started reporting this chip existed in December of 2001 you would not believe the comments I received - ARE YOU LAUGHING NOW???

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth

Posted January 11, 2006 ---------------------------

Chipped Hands Give ‘Magical’ Powers!

Mikey Sklar, a 28-year-old Brooklyn resident, said, "It does give you some sort of power of 'Abracadabra,' of making doors open and passwords enter just by a wave of your hand."

With a wave of his hand, Amal Graafstra, a 29-year-old entrepreneur based in Vancouver, Canada, opens his front door. With another, he logs onto his computer.

Tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chips inserted into Mr. Graafstra's hands make it all possible

Posted January 9, 2006 ---------------------------

GPS-Tracking Kids Cell Phone Worn Like A Wristwatch

Hop-on, Inc. plans to launch today at CES 2006 in Las Vegas a GPS tracking phone for children that kids wear like a wristwatch.

Called the Chitter Chatter phone, the device costs less than $50.

A feature called "Track-Me!" enables children to send the address of their locations to their parents' cell phones via SMS with the push of a button. Parents can track their children by sending an SMS message to their child's phone. The parents will receive the address of the child's location. The location can also be tracked over the Internet.

Kids can easily contact parents using the "Mom," "Dad" and "Home" speed-dial keys. Parents can also control who can call the phone and whom their kids can call using seven parent-programmed numbers.

Posted January 7, 2006 ---------------------------

National Animal Identification System

The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is a national program intended to identify specific animals in the United States and record their movement over their life spans.

It is being developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State agencies—in cooperation with industry (Agrobiz giants Monsanto, Cargill Meat, National Pork Producers, and others)—to enable 48-hour trace back of the movements of any diseased or exposed animal

(The NAIS plan requires two types of mandatory registration for everyone who owns even just one “livestock” animal)

***WATCHMAN COMMENT... and you still think they can't -OR- won't do it to you???

THINK AGAIN!

REVELATION 13:16 & 17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

The Last Days SIGNS - The End Times - ARE - Upon The Earth

 

 

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