No, this is not a religious discourse – just the urgent need to point out the very 21st Century indicators…
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
– a key part of the planet-wide surveillance system is coming to a location near you (or already may have arrived!)
RFID chips will soon be (or may already be) in cash, credit cards, pets, state drivers license, passports, state ID, discount shopping cards, etc. and are already at one major retail store. Are the End Times already ‘knocking’ at the door or silently slipping in without our knowledge? I guess that depends… Wal-Mart has recently launched a national RFID chipping program with orders to their main suppliers (mostly clothing for the moment) for placement in all its stores as well as deploying them for Loss Prevention in all inventory systems. Since Wal-Mart does billions of dollars from one coast to the other its safe to assume it may serve as an example to other stores across-the-board to follow suit. Yikes!!!
Many stores presently use the bar codes (product tracking via codes only) and if they feel the need to update their security measures or increase sales by targeting customers they may replace the bar codes with the RFID chip (which uses an 18 digit sequencing) to not only track the item which emits a static signal when a certain scanner is used to decode it but reveals who ever bought the item, their contact info, address, etc. whether the item is paid for with a credit card or cash the item can still be tracked- to the buyers home or wherever the item purchased is taken! And thus that purchased item can set up a profile of the buyer, their preferences in products, economic background, etc. and may find themselves receiving emails or snail mail targeting their recent purchase with similar products! And recent advances in miniaturization have taken the larger chip to a much smaller size- say the dot underneath this exclamation point!
RFID chips are now everywhere and have been for years. High profile corporations, hotels, secured lockbox or doorways installed them when they first appeared for increased security. Scientific labs with proprietary products use them for access to secured areas for the last ten years or more. Vehicle owners use them to start their cars remotely (Onstar is one of the more high profile but growing) and drug companies like Lilly rely on chips to track pharmaceutical shipments, etc. The chips are also about to get a lot more intrusive- the next generation United States and International passports, credit cards and driver licenses will contain RFIDs, and the medical industry is exploring the use of implantable chips to manage unruly or incapacitated mental patients and the penal system in prisoners to make more room for new prisoners.
It maybe a blessing in disguise that the main problem blocking their widespread distribution is cost – too prohibitive to deploy in any major way, not to mention the lack of an in-place scanning system- a very necessary infrastructure that would be essential to read them in stores. But with encroaching mass production and a few billion dollars from a major account such as Wal-Mart to the manufacturers of the chips (or huge government allotments to major security roll-outs), these stumbling blocks may become non-issues in the near future.
RFID in Living Tissue and its Affects
The microchip ‘downside’ has long been a sticky issue with manufacturers and backers of its implantation into our pets, animals, criminals and other ‘targets’.
These manufacturers do not want it to be generally known that the implanted RFID microchips have been proven to cause accelerated growth of malignant tumors in animals and pets!
This ‘hidden’ issue, after injecting an RFID chip, into a living animal or pet (or a human being!) and the ramifications of such could spell catastrophe on a massive scale beyond all comprehension, if allowed to be fully launched. But there is one person, long committed to getting to the truth and sharing that truth, by educating the public to what is really at stake, who is ‘stepping up to the plate’. And people are listening. That person is Kathryn Albrecht and her link is below.
This article is not intended to be a scare tactic nor a religious podium for biblical credence or even a debate on the ethics of ‘branding people’ like animals. Just a soft ‘wake up’ call to what is going on around you. Your family. Community. And Country! The links are below, suggestions you might consider in order to make an educated decision and more. As always, do your own research, study the information while keeping an open mind to get to the truth for you and your family’s sake and ultimately…for everyone’s sake. One chip manufacturer already has created the means for deep tissue implants that once embedded will either vibrate causing ascending levels of pain to the bearer (depending on the transgression) or cause electroshocks that range from mild to wild; also others that can literally broadcast a message to the bearer, or serve as a radio to transmit one-way conversation in any language and for any purpose! OMG!
This presents much fodder for civil rights, health issues and potential lawsuits but the most horrendous to most should be one over riding concern – ‘criminals now and the public later?
There are reports of pet owners listed in medical journals that point to direct correlations between the planting of RFID chips and cancers in dogs and cats afterwards. As many readers may already know, many animal shelters, vet clinics and animal hospitals are implanting our beloved pets and animals. A security measure, which has undoubtedly brought a sense of peace and freedom from worry about them getting lost or being kidnapped but at what cost to their ultimate health and survival? Links are below.
Post 9-11 security IS high tech surveillance over people – and can be no other way and a trade off for your so-called ‘peace of mind’ and loss of personal anonymity and freedoms but, also (ironically) RFIDs are open to savvy hackers and electronic thieves! RFID Chips are not secure from these modern day software/hardware pirates and only one more opportunity for financial or data farming and gain.
RFID Chip Manufacturers
These are major companies that are in the business of producing these chips and easily searchable – they aren’t hiding it! Why should they? The public does not usually SEEK after the truth! One company is Wal-Mart’s partner company planning to make them en-masse to install in many more items for sale in every Wal-Mart -projected by 2016 but possibly much sooner! These are companies that are basically house hold words that manufacture these chips and distribute them on both a national and global scale. Of course, profit is the bottom line. You might be surprised to learn that RFID chips have been around since the last World War but only over the last few years has the market for RFIDs mushroomed, driven by giant strides in mini-computerization and dropping chip prices. The companies listed are only a few of the ones that manufacture the chips and you should be able to ‘google’ more.
Club, Shopping and Discount Cards-Already in your Pocket or on your Key Chain!
Caspian – is an acronym for “Consumers Against Supermarket Invasion and Numbering” – if you don’t want your shopping habits monitored or the info sold to other interests you might want to visit this website and sign up for their email program and get a list of many supermarkets in this country that are listed and show whether they have the card or not, ask for Social Security numbers or not, etc. And also lists those stores who do not have a card program and their management has made a promise not to initiate such a shopper program now or in the future! I would visit it soon to learn what is going on and/or being planned in your neck of the woods. Most stores are going this route from office supplies to groceries to beauty supply houses and much more. There is a strong indication that corporate America is turning more and more to a plastic card system and eventually (unless we ‘wake up’) to RFID chipping and mass implementation across the board.
I confess that, like many of you, I have been a card-carrying member of several major grocery stores, office supply houses, drug stores, libraries, etc. for years but after learning what this is actually doing to my freedom and privacy I AM destroying my cards (depending you can use a paper shredder or cut them up or burn them) I’ve already started and learned a few ‘tricks’ to still get the ‘lower costs’ or specials (for as long as it lasts). Most cashiers have a ‘drawer discount card’ they keep handy for those people who have ‘lost’ or misplaced theirs (they may ask for your phone # to bring it up on their computer system but I just tell them it was so long ago I can’t recall the exact # and since you are standing in a line the cashier usually ends the questioning right there and either grabs the ‘drawer card’ or someone will offer the cashier their shopper card for your purchase. Once this ruse gets old I have already found other shops without member cards where I take my business and is mostly either anti-card or mom-and-pop stores where you can shop in complete privacy and anonymity although it’s a trade off in higher prices. But you can’t put a “price” on your liberty, can you?
Of course, it’s always your choice, as some people have no problem with shopping cards or library cards (revealing what they buy or check out at the library. But your kids pretty much have little choice in using the public libraries for books or other services).
X-rays Bother You? Well this one is Mobile and Scanning Covertly!
Because of increased security measures post 9-11,the war on drugs, weapons and illegal aliens; the federal government has deployed a mobile X-ray device in a van that can ‘see’ inside cars, SUVs, vans and trucks! And, they do this without any permission or advance authorizations randomly scanning vehicles for bombs and contraband. But has the “line” not only been crossed but pretty well decimated? We do live in a terror-crazed country and on one hand it might seem like a great way to deal with criminals and the like but what about the occasional vehicle that is occupied with kids or with pregnant women? Everyone knows the questions the X-Ray technician always has to ask a woman before X-Rays are taken: Are you pregnant or think you might become pregnant? How many times have you had X-Rays in the last 6 months? These questions will not to be posed when the task force is using this rolling device indiscriminately on the public. And would you ever know ‘after’ the fact? The thought sends chills down my spine and should for every woman that maybe of child bearing age or maybe be pregnant. These vans can literally ‘radiate’ Americans totally unawares and is a “hot potato” with privacy advocates, civil rights agencies and others as the Massachusetts company that makes them has already sold over 500 of these vans to both the United States (DOD and law enforcement) and foreign governments. This technology, called Backscatter X-Ray is already in use at many airports that use full body scanning equipment but at least you are aware of this and can inform security you maybe pregnant. (I certainly hope so!)
Full Body X-Ray Scanners
Recently, more and more outrage is surfacing regarding the Full Body X-Ray Scanners now (borderline) voluntary at most major airports. Just this week there was one capitulation – the pilots can by pass this invasion but strictly for expediency’s sake during this holiday season and probably to be suspended shortly afterwards.
But this should alarm every American! This is the post 9-11 age where increasingly this type of ‘security’ is enacted in the name of anti-terror measures and deterrents for bombs, illegal drugs or illegal aliens but where will it all end? The young man that was the initial reason for full deployment of the full body scanners, didn’t even board the plane in a line at all!
Education and/or awareness, in this writer’s belief, is the strongest deterrent to the loss of our quickly eroding freedoms and personal rights as guaranteed by the Constitution but in this day and age Ignorance is truly the greatest weapon for losing those rights insidiously, covertly and without recourse.
Heaven Help Us All!