OT Article: 'Skin Chipping' Topic No Longer Taboo

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Here is an [OT] article by a Christian author that was sent to me. Perhaps it "belongs" better in Ed's Humpty Dumpty forum as it is more along the lines of how 'the system' may recompose itself post-Y2K.

Anyway, I thought I'd pass it along ...


P.O.Box 42005 * Houston TX 77242 713/782-1304 ofc * 713/953-0512 fax email: revfile@revfile.com web: http://www.revfile.com Bureau Chief/Editor: Wally Wood Tuesday, November 16, 1999 - 'Skin Chipping' Topic No Longer Taboo! If you have been a long-termed student of Bible prophecy and observer of world events, then you've probably thought the same thoughts and wondered to the same questions we have over the years ... When it comes time to issue the mark, how are "they" going to sell it to the general population?

Of course, the general consensus has always been that, once that day did come, there would be no selling of the idea -- it would simply be made mandatory. Subtlety will no longer be needed. It will be a simple matter of denying Christ -- or die! If you deny Him, "Here! Bear our mark!" will be the result (at least, that is the way it appears to many of us will happen).

But, in the meantime, how do we arrive there from here ... and how does the general population buy the idea that a permanent tatoo in the right hand or forehead would be a viable, acceptable concept? Throughout history, such alien implantations into our bodies for socio-political purposes have been viewed as big brotherish, brutish, barbarian.

Well, the tide is turning all-the-more nowadays. Although science-fiction has always toyed with the concept of bodies embedded with trackers and communicators, it's only been in very recent years that serious media discussion has relegated the matter to levels of respectability.

In our research, editor Mark David of Auto I.D. News was among the first to raise the issue in positive tones in that publication's August 1994 editorial, "If Chips Are for Pets, Why Not for Kids?" In a world wrought with terrorism, kidnapping, lost and runaway children, why not, he reasoned, have an electronic chip embedded within our children's bodies that could be easily scanned by much of today's advancing scanner/readers?

Then, in October 1998, the Sunday Times of London reported on a security service that was growing in popularity among the rich and famous of Europe that offered a "007 implant to protect kidnap targets." The implant would be trackable by GPS satellite. The service is called Sky-Eye.

Now, the October 1999 edition of PC Computing magazine takes the concept down to street level. In a broad and bold editorial by Paul Somerson, the idea of "breez(ing) through everywhere like you owned the place ... Never have to show an ID, buy a ticket, carry keys, remember a password ... (or) carry a wallet. Ever," is made more palatable and socially viable.

"How will they convince people to implant these chips?" Somerson asks summarily. "First, they'll hype the convenience of leaving your keys, credit cards, and money at home. Then they'll automate everything from cash registers to tollbooths so if you're chipped, you can zoom through in a digital carpool lane."

At this rate, can Calvin Klein "designer chips" be far behind? How hip to be chipped! [RFN]


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-- Zach Anderson (z@figure.8m.com), November 17, 1999


I was thinking of getting a chip for my dog...in case he gets lost in a hurricane!

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), November 17, 1999.

Chips and salsa.

-- snooze button (alarmclock_2000@yahoo.com), November 17, 1999.

We're in deep chip.

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), November 17, 1999.

No chip, WC!

-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), November 17, 1999.

Thanks for the article! I had watched a video by Wally Wood a few months ago and was glad to get his web site. He is a pretty sharp guy! As for me and my family-no chip-no way-no how-not ever!!

-- (I Believe (Repent@time is now.com)), November 17, 1999.

Who on earth would be deceived by this?! The mark is already here, and many carry it. Satan wouldn't be so stupid as all of that. However, I believe he smart enough to keep your eyes on such foolishness that you can't see the real thing when it's right in front of your eyes.

-- Patrick (pmchenry@gradall.com), November 17, 1999.

I think that new Toyota emblem is the Mark of the Beast. Everytime I turn on the tv it's there. Big old bull head in a CIRCLE!!

-- Nikoli Krushev (doomsday@y2000.com), November 17, 1999.

Can anyone tell me what THIS is all about? It's on NASA's Biocomp site. Just what are these guys INTO?


-- GKN (none@yahoo.com), November 17, 1999.

Has everyone forgotten that Hitler had the jew's tattooed with numbers?

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), November 17, 1999.

GKN, Just someone at NASA being paid 'way too much money to dick around on the computer. . .

The first chips may be implanted in lieu of bond after the "tinfoil terrorists" are arrested under project Migeddo. Wouldn't that make some lawdog's day? To be able to offer a fundamentalist Christian the option of taking the mark or going to jail?

-- Tin(foil) Lizzie (par@noia.asylum), November 17, 1999.

.....Let's not forget as well, the job of the elect is to be "delivered up" to churches, synogogues and councils. (Take no thought of what ye shall say ring a bell?)

-- Patrick (pmchenry@gradall.com), November 17, 1999.

Patrick, go buy some rice or clean your guns. Everytime you open your mouth you embarrass yourself

-- Iam (fedupwith@pompous.fools), November 17, 1999.

.....And you obviously have sooooo much to say.

-- Patrick (pmchenry@gradall.com), November 17, 1999.

No need for primitive markings -- fingerprints, thumbprints, and palmprints work fine. For instant ID (scan and compare to databases), retinal scans and facial metrics work fine. Instant DNA analysis from hair, skin flakes, whatever, is in the works.

All you liberal pussies and religious crank busybodies calling for government to implement YOUR pet projects and moralities will get what you deserve -- Big Brother up your ass.

-- A (A@AisA.com), November 18, 1999.

Whoa, waitaminnit.

GPS satellites can't "track" *anything*!

They're *beacons*.

The idea that a passive transponder (which is what the animal implants are) can be tracked beyond a couple of feet strains credulity for a variety of reasons, all having to do with the inverse square law, which I assure you has *not* been repealed.

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), November 18, 1999.

Ron....you are right about the GPS satellites being beacons, but the new IRIDIUM satellite system that has recently been put in place can track the faint output of a tracker chip....up to 300 feet below ground.

-- Jay Urban (Jayho99@aol.com), November 18, 1999.

Cheri, not only did Hitler tattoo folks with mark, but it was the Hollerith Machine which was used to keep track of them.

Jay, you are absolutely right about Iridium. Technology is now advancing so quickly that it is difficult (if not impossible) to keep up with it all. There is even a growing movement of "transhuman Extropians" who warn of (invite?) the coming technological "singularity" (do a websearch, but don't spend too much time on it - it gets pretty bizarre.)

-- Zach Anderson (z@figure.8m.com), November 18, 1999.

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