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Hi-tech ‘satellite’ tagging planned in order to create more space in jails
Civil rights groups and probation officers furious at ‘degrading’ scheme

By Brian Brady, Whitehall Editor

Published: 13 January 2008

Ministers are planning to implant “machine-readable” microchips under the skin of thousands of offenders as part of an expansion of the electronic tagging scheme that would create more space in British jails. Amid concerns about the security of existing tagging systems and prison overcrowding, the Ministry of Justice is investigating the use of satellite and radio-wave technology to monitor criminals.But, instead of being contained in bracelets worn around the ankle, the tiny chips would be surgically inserted under the skin of offenders in the community, to help enforce home curfews. The radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, as long as two grains of rice, are able to carry scanable personal information about individuals, including their identities, address and offending record.

The tags, labelled “spychips” by privacy campaigners, are already used around the world to keep track of dogs, cats, cattle and airport luggage, but there is no record of the technology being used to monitor offenders in the community. The chips are also being considered as a method of helping to keep order within prisons.

A senior Ministry of Justice official last night confirmed that the department hoped to go even further, by extending the geographical range of the internal chips through a link-up with satellite-tracking similar to the system used to trace stolen vehicles. “All the options are on the table, and this is one we would like to pursue,” the source added.

The move is in line with a proposal from Ken Jones, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), that electronic chips should be surgically implanted into convicted paedophiles and sex offenders in order to track them more easily. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is seen as the favoured method of monitoring such offenders to prevent them going near “forbidden” zones such as primary schools.

“We have wanted to take advantage of this technology for several years, because it seems a sensible solution to the problems we are facing in this area,” a senior minister said last night. “We have looked at it and gone back to it and worried about the practicalities and the ethics, but when you look at the challenges facing the criminal justice system, it’s time has come.”

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map.jpgThe United States is now a code black country – no/to little statutory protection, no/to little privacy enforcement and an enforcer of identity cards, biometrics and heavy visual surveillance – according to Privacy International‘s recently released report. We ARE the police country that everyone feared would come about soon.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • No right to privacy in constitution, though search and seizure protections exist in 4th Amendment; case law on government searches has considered new technology
  • No comprehensive privacy law, many sectoral laws; though tort of privacy
  • FTC continues to give inadequate attention to privacy issues, though issued self-regulating privacy guidelines on advertising in 2007
  • State-level data breach legislation has proven to be useful in identifying faults in security
  • REAL-ID and biometric identification programs continue to spread without adequate oversight, research, and funding structures
  • Extensive data-sharing programs across federal government and with private sector
  • Spreading use of CCTV
  • Congress approved presidential program of spying on foreign communications over U.S. networks, e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.; and now considering immunity for telephone companies, while government claims secrecy, thus barring any legal action
  • No data retention law as yet, but equally no data protection law
  • World leading in border surveillance, mandating trans-border data flows
  • Weak protections of financial and medical privacy; plans spread for ‘rings of steel’ around cities to monitor movements of individuals
  • Democratic safeguards tend to be strong but new Congress and political dynamics show that immigration and terrorism continue to leave politicians scared and without principle
  • Lack of action on data breach legislation on the federal level while REAL-ID is still compelled upon states has shown that states can make informed decisions
  • Recent news regarding FBI biometric database raises particular concerns as this could lead to the largest database of biometrics around the world that is not protected by strong privacy law

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rfidfore.jpgI now read that Mexico will begin enforcing that all Central Americans must get an RFID-ID card. Of course, this is all part of the North American Union plan and the elitist’ desire to control the world and the people (its’ slaves) in it.

But as Brent Jessop points out in his article “The Envy of Stalin,” in part 2 of his three part series The North American Union ID, collection of information has already begun, all over the world, and at the rate that it is being collected we may as well just open our doors and allow them to install video cameras into all our rooms so as to make their work much easier…

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If you do not believe the threat of involuntary microchipping is real, please take a moment to read over the following disquieting developments. Taken together, they reveal a focused effort to promote human microchipping. The time to nip this trend in the bud is now.

• In 2005, VeriChip tried to chip the residents of Orange Grove Center, a facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that cares for the developmentally disabled. VeriChip offered to inject the devices for free to promote its product, but was ultimately rebuffed when the public questioned whether it was ethical to chip people who could not give informed
consent. [1]

• Also in 2005, Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and 2008 presidential candidate, joined the board of directors for the VeriChip Corporation. He has used his Bush administration connections to promote the device, and has appeared on national television suggesting that every American should receive a VeriChip implant to link to their electronic medical records. Thompson also suggested using the VeriChip to replace dog tags in our armed forces. [2]

• The VeriChip Corporation claims to have been in talks with the Pentagon about implanting RFID tags into ilitary personnel. [4]

• VeriChip CEO Scott Silverman publicly suggested that the U.S. government adopt the VeriChip implant to tag and rack legal immigrants and guest workers. [Note: It is unclear to us how chipping undocumented immigrants will solve the problem of illegal immigration.] [5]

• The Congressional Record shows that Colombian President Álvaro Uribe told Senator Arlen Specter that he would onsider chipping guest workers before allowing them to leave Colombia for the United States. [6]

• During the September 2005 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Justice John Roberts, Senator Joseph Biden commented, “Can a microscopic tag be implanted in a person’s body to track his every movement? There’s actual discussion about that. You will rule on that — mark my words — before your tenure is over.” [7]

• In 2004, employees of the Mexican Attorney General’s office were asked to receive a chip implant to access a secure document room. Eighteen were actually chipped, and those who refused were reportedly reassigned. [8]

• In 2006, two employees of CityWatcher, a Cincinnati, Ohio, video surveillance company were implanted with VeriChips to access a secure room. While the company reportedly did not require the workers to get chipped, the incident worried employees around the country. Could employers make taking a chip a condition for employment? [9]

• New Jersey’s oldest and largest insurer, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is currently working with the Hackensack Regional Medical Center and VeriChip to develop a business case for the chipping of people. Privacy and civil liberties advocates caution that insurers could one day require customers to get chipped, or they could offer significant premium penalties for those who refuse. [10]

• IBM holds a major stake in the VeriChip Corporation. IBM has sworn public documents on file at the United States Patent and Trademark office detailing how marketers and government agents can track humans with RFID technology. [12] [13]

• IBM and VeriChip have set up a test laboratory in Austin, Texas, to explore the case for human chipping. [14]

• Since the VeriChip Corporation recently took its stock public, it’s under increasing pressure from its share holders to generate revenues. VeriChip has announced plans to devote $8 to $10 million of its IPO proceeds to promote the chipping of people. [15] At a recent Florida Marlins baseball game, VeriChip purchased a prominent bill board reading “Microchip Implants Save Live.” Hundreds of thousands of people were exposed to this message and likely believed it, despite the fact that no one’s life has been saved by an implanted microchip. No mention was made of the serious potential health downsides of the implant. [16]

• Other companies that offer implant technology to identify and track lab rats, cattle, and pets could follow the pattern of the VeriChip Corporation and begin promoting human identification and tracking. One such company, Somark, has developed “chipless” RFID that can be injected into skin like a tattoo to track animals from a distance through radio waves. The company has suggested its product would be ideal for tracking members of the military. [17]

About this document: A version of this document was first submitted as testimony to the Oklahoma Senate Committee on Health & Human Services in support of Oklahoma Senate Bill 47, “Prohibiting the Forced Implantation of a Microchip.” The authors are Liz McIntyre and Dr. Katherine Albrecht, CASPIAN Consumer Advocates and Co-authors of the “Spychips” series of books on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). All rights reserved.

Sources
1. Emily Berry, “Chips Spark Ethics Concerns,” Chattanooga Free Press, 4 November 2005, available at available at http://www.cephas-library.com/nwo/
nwo_chips_spark_ethics _concerns.html , accessed 6 February 2007.
2. Katherine Albrecht, “Transcript of Interview with Tommy Thompson Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services,” 11 July 2005, available at
http://www.spychips.com/devices/tommythompsonverichip.html .
3. Katherine Skiba, “Bid for president called a long shot, Thompson launches PAC, considers run for White House,”JSOnline, 14 October 2006, available at
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=519075 , accessed 6 February 2007.
4. David Francis and Bill Myers, “Company Trying to Get Under Soldiers’ Skin,” Examiner.com, 21 August 2006, available at http://www.examiner.com/a-
232630~Company_trying_to_get_under_soldiers__skin.html?setEdition=Miami , accessed 6 February 2007.
5. Fox News, “Transcript of the Fox & Friends interview with Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation,” 16 May 2006, available at http://
http://www.spychips.com/press-releases/silverman-foxnews.html , accessed 6 February 2007.
6. Associated press, “Report: Colombian President Would Consider Immigrant Tracking With Microchips,” FoxNews.com, 4 May 2006, available at http://
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,194337,00.html, accessed 6 February 2007.
7. WashingtonPost.com, “Transcript: Day One of the Roberts Hearings,” 13 September 2005, available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/
2005/09 /13 /AR2005091300693.html, accessed 6 February 2006.
8. Will Weissert, “Microchips Implanted in Mexican Officials,” MSNBC, 14 July 2004, available at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5439055/, accessed 6 February 2007.
9. Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre, “Two U.S. Employees Injected with RFID Microchips at Company Request,” Spychips.com, 9 February 2006, available at
http://www.spychips.com/press-releases/us-employees-verichipped .html , accessed 6 February 2007.
10. M.L. Baker, “Insurers Study Implanting RFID Chips in Patients,” eWeek.com, 19 July 2006, available at http://www.eweek.com/article2/
0,1895,1991150,00.asp , accessed 7 February 2007.
12. John R. Hind et al, “Identification and Tracking of Persons Using RFID-tagged Items,” US Patent Application # 20020165758, assigned to IBM. Filed 3 May 2001.
13. Hind et al, “Identification and Tracking of Persons Using RFID-tagged Items in Store Environments,” US Patent # 7,076,441, assigned to IBM, filed on 3 May
2001, granted 11 July 2004.
14. Health Data Management, “VeriChip, IBM Demonstrate RFID Tech,” 12 September 2005, available at http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/portals/
article.cfm?type =mobile_tech&articleId=12531 , accessed 6 February 2007.
15. VeriChip Corporation, “Amendment No. 6 to FORM S-1 REGISTRATION STATEMENT under The Securities Act of 1933,” 22 January 2007, available at
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1347022/000119312507 009620/ds1a.htm , accessed 6 February 2007.
16. To view the television coverage of the Marlins game, including the advertisement banner, see: http://www.truthcastnetwork.com/marlins.htm
17. David E. Gumpert, “Privacy Controversy Dogs RFID Startup, How can a company that makes radio frequency identification ink for use on animals and humans
head off bloggers’ criticism?,” BusinessWeek.com, 25 January 2007, available at http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/jan2007/
070125_543288.htm?chan=smallbiz_smallbiz+index+page_david+e.+gumpert.
18. Introduced by Wisconsin Representative Marvin D. Schneider, “2005 Assembly Bill 290 enacted as 2005 Wisconsin Act 482,” enacted 30 May 2006, available
at http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2005/data/acts/05Act482.pdf .

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This article is 5 months old and it discusses how this next attack will be within one year. As some of us have been speculating it is most likely going to be nuclear in nature. New drivers license requirements are to go into effect in 5/08 with the RFID chip and human implantation to follow close behind. Blackwater is taking up position, as well. We are getting ominously close to Armageddon and I believe this will be our last ‘free’ Christmas…

White House preparing to stage new September 11 – Reagan official

13:58 20/07/2007

WASHINGTON, July 20 (RIA Novosti) – A former Reagan official has issued a public warning that the Bush administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch a war with Iran within a year.

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, blasted Thursday a new Executive Order, released July 17, allowing the White House to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies and giving the government expanded police powers to exercise control in the country.

Roberts, who spoke on the Thom Hartmann radio program, said: “When Bush exercises this authority [under the new Executive Order], there’s no check to it. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule.”

“The American people don’t really understand the danger that they face,” Roberts said, adding that the so-called neoconservatives intended to use a renewal of the fight against terrorism to rally the American people around the fading Republican Party.

Old-line Republicans like Roberts have become increasingly disenchanted with the neoconservative politics of the Bush administration, which they see as a betrayal of fundamental conservative values.

According to a July 9-11 survey by Ipsos, an international public opinion research company, President Bush and the Republicans can claim a mere 31 percent approval rating for their handling of the Iraq war and 38 percent for their foreign policy in general, including terrorism.

“The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists … are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events,” he said. “You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda is not going to do it, it is going to be orchestrated.”

Roberts suggested that in the absence of a massive popular outcry, only the federal bureaucracy and perhaps the military could put constraints on Bush’s current drive for a fully-fledged dictatorship.

“They may have had enough. They may not go along with it,” he said.

The radio interview was a follow-up to Robert’s latest column, in which he warned that “unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the U.S. could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.”

Roberts, who has been dubbed the “Father of Reaganomics” and has recently gained popularity for his strong opposition to the Bush administration and the Iraq War, regularly contributes articles to Creators Syndicate, an independent distributor of comic strips and syndicated columns for daily newspapers.

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Call me paranoid, call me a conspiracy theorist, call me whatever you want… The events happening in our once beloved United States of America (which if you weren’t aware is no longer the United States of America but just the United States) has been greatly concerning. Somethings brewing and it’s getting to the boiling point.

The Media Ownership Act yesterday are the beginnings of the death toll for regular citizens. Our news and information will be censored and manipulated like we have never seen before. With digital television, a requirement for cable users, television viewing will become awash with trash, garbage and advertising. It’s just a matter of time before there will be something else coming up to clamp down on the Internet. Mark my words.

Blackwater is moving into the 824 acre chicken ranch inside a national forest and next to Potrero in California and they don’t really care what the neighbors think. Plans are to spruce up the old digs by adding a helipad, 15 shooting ranges, a driving track and an armory. Potrero, approx. 800 residents, have been fighting Blackwater’s takeover since they found out they were coming officially 10/12/07.

Next year in order to leave the States you’ll be required to have at least two forms of identification – could be a passport, a drivers license and/or a birth certificate. The drivers license systems are being debated as it means reworking for most states since the new licenses require that they be RFID’d. I read somewhere that four forms of ID will be required to get a new drivers license… Otherwise you’re not going anywhere outside the borders.

With the stuff I’ve read on the Halliburton prison camps; the destruction of our Constitutional rights and freedoms; phone tapping; FDA approval of untested psychotic medications; the crashing housing market; the dropping dollar; the downward spiraling economy; the reckless abandonment of our laws by our elected officials, police and other authorities; the increasing police brutality; build up of insensitivity and lack of compassion; the ‘in-fighting’ (seemingly being perpetuated by the government) occurring between Americans; the endless war on ‘terror’; and a bunch of other stuff out there and it has me thinking that we are headed toward martial law in the not-to-distant future. I know people keep bringing this up but it’s looking pretty suspicious.. It’s not a ‘war on terror’ it’s a war on the American people!

Also, I feel very much like a part of the “mark of the beast” scenario with all the RFID chipping and talk about our government being able to track and follow us even into our living rooms. All in the name of the ‘war on terror’ crap. I do not feel safe and secure, I feel scared. I hope and PRAY that I am wrong about this…

And quotes like this make my spine shiver:

“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.” Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

You catch the line about “well-being granted to them” like we have the elitists to be thankful for our lives. Are we going to be begging for food like the people in Gaza if we don’t tow the elitist agenda?

I don’t know how much longer we can sit at our computers and bitch, piss and moan about our government. And I don’t know when people start becoming a target by a government agency like DHS because of their ‘dissension’ or if we are targets now – “blacklisted.”

Do people follow ALL OF THE NEWS or just what they want? Am I the only one cruising around reading and following all this stuff?

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