"They do see broader possibilities, such as implanting RFID tags under the skin of children to avoid problems with lost or forgotten tags."
Those of us who have been warning about this have always said that it will be done FOR THE CHILDREN. We have always said that it will be ID cards first and then implants, because the cards will get lost/stolen/left behind. Well, it's not just weirdos on obscure radio stations (in the middle of the night) or webpages from the backwaters of the Internet talking about it now.This story appeared in the New York Times!
This overt, sickening form of social control is beyond the pale, and what do the parents have to say? Nothing. They're letting it happen.
I can't wait until the "Good Christians" begin handing over their spawn to be microchipped by the state. That will be a delicious moment.
Read your own book! 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.
I'm not a Christian in the talking in tongues, Jerry Falwell, hypocrite, SUV/American flag sticker sort of way, but if I had kids and this nonsense was happening to them, there would be an immediate and SERIOUS problem...
How far away are we from the implantation of microchips in kids? Weeks? Months? Years?
I'll have to make a point of listening to Alex Jones this morning. He's going to be off his rocker over this one:In front of her gated apartment complex, Courtney Payne, a 9-year-old fourth grader with dark hair pulled tightly into a ponytail, exits a yellow school bus. Moments later, her movement is observed by Alan Bragg, the local police chief, standing in a windowless control room more than a mile away.
Chief Bragg is not using video surveillance. Rather, he watches an icon on a computer screen. The icon marks the spot on a map where Courtney got off the bus, and, on a larger level, it represents the latest in the convergence of technology and student security.
Hoping to prevent the loss of a child through kidnapping or more innocent circumstances, a few schools have begun monitoring student arrivals and departures using technology similar to that used to track livestock and pallets of retail shipments.
Here in a growing middle- and working-class suburb just north of Houston, the effort is undergoing its most ambitious test. The Spring Independent School District is equipping 28,000 students with ID badges containing computer chips that are read when the students get on and off school buses. The information is fed automatically by wireless phone to the police and school administrators.
It is "naïve to believe all this data will only be used to track children in the extremely unlikely event of the rare kidnapping by a stranger," said Barry Steinhardt, director of the technology and liberty program at the A.C.L.U.
Mr. Steinhardt said schools, once they had invested in the technology, could feel compelled to get a greater return on investment by putting it to other uses, like tracking where students go after school.
Advocates of the technology said they did not plan to go that far. But, they said, they do see broader possibilities, such as implanting RFID tags under the skin of children to avoid problems with lost or forgotten tags. More immediately, they said, they could see using the technology to track whether students attend individual classes.