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I got my new time magazine yesterday. I only get it now because of the pics of the 9-11 thing to save , we homeschool and this will be a valuable rescource in coming years.
The title of the article is " Meet The Chipson's "
The article is on page 56 in the march 11th issue.
It is about a family who's son Derek , saw a news report on the a.b.c. show " ToDay " about the Verichip. It is a chip the size of one of those gold safety pins (used in sewing ) that is implanted uner the skin. It's sensor tracks your vitals ( blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels.) and keeps a record of your medical history. They are now working on adding a satellite reciever that will track your where abouts on the planet. It has a built in antenea, and is suppose to be sealed , where body fluids cant leak in. It is inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle and bonds with the surrounding skin to keep it in place. The kid I mentioned in the beginning , is the first child to be " chipped ". his parents followed suit and are now the first adults.
I dont know about you, but I am scared.
-- Kristean Thompson (email@example.com), March 06, 2002
Kristean, don't be afraid be angry and speak out against such a thing every chance you get. I don't meant just on sites like this where many folks share your views. Speak out in restaurants to your friends, at church, schools, stores etc. Most importantly speak with you congressman/senators. Don't just right a letter to him/her. Find out when they will be at their home office, make an appointment take several friends and bend his/her ear. This technology will become prolific in the future and will be sold to the sheeple in the name of safety/security. The only hope is us the voter! By the way God is in control and knows whats going on. This technology was created and exists because he allowed it. Man accomplishes nothing of himself.
-- PoePoe (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2002.
I like the last few sentences of the article. "But we're not stopping" "We're going into South America right now!" and then the final words in the article "Resistance is futile"
These people would probably be the first ones on board to try the new government showers.
-- TomK(mich) (email@example.com), March 06, 2002.
EXTRA, EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
``The amount and quality of media coverage about VeriChip has been astounding,'' commented Applied Digital Solutions' Chairman and CEO, Richard J. Sullivan. ``We expected a great deal of interest, but we've been pleasantly surprised with the overwhelming excitement on the part of the media and general public. The key thing for us to do - and we're in the process of doing it right now - is to translate the enormous interest we've generated into solid business opportunities and revenue. We are in final negotiations with several potential distribution partners for VeriChip both in the United States and Latin America.''
-- joj (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2002.
Bottom line...Corporate REVENUE.....thats all that counts!......
-- Jim-mi (email@example.com), March 06, 2002.
This first thing I would do is BURN your TIME MAGAZINE collection at the foot of the TIME Building in NY!
Time Magazine and Warner have been manipulating their readers into believing ONLY their side of the story. Over the years I have seen many YELLOW JOURNALISTIC views of various subjects, religions, peoples, etc., and had found out later that the truth was slanted by TIME MAGAZINE for their own corporate gains.
Why just look at WHO they have put as MAN OF THE YEAR throughout the history of their publication as an example. The list of horrible people is quite large, the WORST being ADOLF HITLER! 1980 there was not Man Of The Year it was THE COMPUTER instead. I would not be surprised if the the Man Of The Year this time would not be THE CHIPSONS!
I consider the Chipsons to be in the same catagory as they will definitely SHAPE OUR FUTURE.....but, not for the better!
-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2002.
Kristean- I am also shocked at how this concept is entering the public conscience and seems to be accepted so easily. It is a huge step beyond the national ID card, and I don't plan on getting one of those either. As with the ID card, unfortunately, it is being promoted based on its "benefits" (fast access to medical info, fast check-out, fast pass thru security checks, instant location if "lost") and people are losing sight of the invasiveness of this technology. George Orwell's description of "Big Brother" as including a 2-way video screen in your home, etc. feels much more invasive to the masses than a "simple" chip in your arm for your "protection/ benefit", when in truth it makes it just as easy, if not easier, to keep up with you! I don't hold out much hope for this idea being rejected by the masses, so I guess that makes me a bit of a pessimist! Ernest- I always enjoy your viewpoint on the subjects discussed, although I don't always agree, but you happened to touch on one that is often maligned, and in my mind misunderstood, and that is Time's "Man of the Year". They should have changed the name of this "honor" to "Newsmaker of the Year" long ago. Time has ALWAYS said that this would go to the person (or thing, in the case of the computer) that had the largest impact on the news of that year. That is why they chose Hitler, Ayatollah Khomeni, etc. If anything, I am disappointed that they did not choose bin Laden this year, as he certainly fits that description. There are stories circulating that they received many threats from subscribers that they would cancel their subscriptions if bin Laden was named, and they settled on Guiliani instead. I don't disagree with you that their view of world events is from the "Left" at all, however in this case, their deference to their "corporate gains" caused them to choose the "wrong man". Thanks for the opportunity to debate! Jack
-- jack (email@example.com), March 06, 2002.