Spy chips enter the mainstream: Learn why you’re at risk——and how to protect yourself from this cancer-causing piece of Big Brother technology
Some call this the technology of the future. Others call it the “mark of the beast.” I call it the beginning of the end of my civil liberties. And, according to some researchers, it’s a cancer catastrophe in the making.
I’m talking about human microchips, the “ID of the future.”
The implanted Radio Frequency ID device (RFID) is literally a barcode for humans. This tiny, rice-sized microchip is implanted just under your skin and contains a 16-digit identifier. Once it’s scanned, it gives the scanner access to all kinds of personal information, including medical records, insurance information, and lists of medications.
The technology has been around for years, but Americans have been so opposed to the idea of getting chipped that it’s never gotten off the ground. For some reason, we just can’t stomach the idea of scanning our arms at the grocery store (instead of a credit card), or having nightclubs scan our bodies (instead of checking IDs), or having GPS tracking devices following our every movement. (Guess we care too much about human liberties and civil rights...)
Clearly, if getting chipped was ever going to reach a global level, the schemers behind this technology would have to change their approach. And that’s exactly what they did. For starters, the company changed its name from Verichip to PositiveID. But keep reading and you’ll see that there’s nothing positive about it.
They also decided to take the back-door approach to human microchipping. It’s in the form of something called “wander protection”——and their target is YOU.
At first, these chips were marketed for animals only. What if beloved Fido wanders off? Now it’s being pushed for Alzheimer’s patients for the same reason. What if Grandma can’t find her way home? It tugs at your heartstrings——but don’t let them yank your chain.
Some are even calling the microchip a “digital angel,” but don’t be fooled by the feel-good spin on this product. Truth is,
This digital angel is the devil in disguise
Putting a chip in a person that you can read like a barcode is bad enough. But it’s unforgivable when they insert one in your body without your permission. Yet this nightmare has already happened to Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S.
More than 200 Alzheimer’s patients in Florida may have been chipped with one of these RFID tags——without their knowledge or consent. Hello? Is anyone paying attention here?
These are just the ones we know about. How many others have been chipped without their knowledge?
But even if you’re not concerned about what this could mean for the future of our personal liberties, you can’t deny the mounting evidence showing that...
Microchips are directly linked to cancer
Well, YOU might not be able to deny the evidence, but the FDA, the AMA, and even the powers-that-be at VeriChip claim they know nothing of the microchips/cancer connection. Yeah right.
A report by leading privacy expert, Dr. Katherine Albrecht, paints a much different picture. Albrecht is the founder and director of CASPIAN, Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, and she conducted a review called, “Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990-2006.”
In six of the articles, between 0.8 percent and 10.2 percent of the rodents developed cancer near the microchips. In a study published in Toxicologic Pathology, the authors examined 177 rodents that been implanted with microchips for identification purposes. Over 10 percent of those mice developed cancer as a direct result of the implant. Has that been proven? Not necessarily, but it needs intense investigation.
In another study, published in Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology, 1,260 mice were implanted with microchips for identification purposes. Four percent of those mice developed tumors, and most of those mice died prematurely.
Again, the authors said that the deaths were directly related to the implant. In fact, they went on record saying, “One of the most potentially serious disadvantages of the microchip implantation is the possibility that foreign-body-induced tumours may develop.”
With studies like these, how could the FDA have approved these devices for humans, at the very least, without more research proving their safety?
For starters, it might have something to do with this:
The FDA never reviewed these studies—or any others, as far as I can tell.
When Albrecht contacted the FDA to find out what research they reviewed for their approval process, they refused to give her any information. When she filed a Freedom of Information Act request, there were “no documents matching her request.”
No documents? If they’re not reviewing all of the data on a product to determine its safety, what are they doing? As Albrecht said, “The public relies on the FDA to evaluate all the data and make sure the devices it approves are safe. If they’re not doing that, who’s covering our backs?”
Maybe this will give some insight...
Just two weeks after the FDA officially approved VeriChip, Tommy Thompson, the head of the Department of Health and Human Services (the department that oversees the FDA), resigned. Less than five months later, he was a board member of VeriChip Corp. and its parent company, Applied Digital Solutions.
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, he also received options on 166,667 shares of VeriChip stock, and options on 100,000 shares from Applied Digital Solutions. And in 2004 and 2005 he received $40,000 in cash from the company.
He claims he had never heard of VeriChip before he resigned and that he had nothing to do with its approval. Maybe he did, and maybe he didn’t. You can be the judge——I’m just presenting the facts.
When the ethics committee of the American Medical Association reported on the RDIF devices, they had nothing but praise for these little ID tags. Yet a board member admitted they hadn’t bothered reviewing any of the animal studies.
VeriChip also claims to have no knowledge of the animal studies. How could they NOT know about a decade’s worth of studies published in numerous medical journals?
But regardless of what the Suits at the FDA say, the fact remains that...
Cancer specialists refuse to allow their family members to be chipped
At least not until there’s been more research proving their safety. Dr. Robert Benezra, head of the Cancer Biology Genetics Program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York said, “There’s no way in the world, having read this information, that I would have one of those chips implanted in my skin, or in one of my family members.”
If you think that the purpose of these human implants begins and ends with easy access to medical records, guess again. Less than a year ago, VeriChip Corporation acquired both Steel Vault Corp. and NationCreditReport.com, creating a link between the human microchip and both identity theft and credit monitoring.
Scott Silverman, CEO of VeriChip said, “I can tell you that putting the chips into children and immigrants for identification purposes, or putting them into people, especially unwillingly, for financial transactions has [not] been and never will be the intent of this company as long as I’m the chairman.”
That’s a mighty interesting statement, considering 1). VeriChip Corp. includes something called the VeriPay System, which involves implanting a microchip designed to be used as a fraud-proof payment system, and 2). This technology already exists in Spain.
In fact, back in 2004, Silverman himself boasted, “We are the only company today offering human implantable ID technology. We believe the market opportunity for this technology is substantial, and high-profile successes such as in Spain will serve as catalysts for broader adoption.”
Clearly, Silverman is talking out of both sides of his mouth. I suppose it’s up to you with side you believe. As for me, I think he’s a full of it.
Whether you realize it or not, RFID tags are already widely used. They’re in cats and dogs, EZPasses for highway tollbooths, and in gas cards. There’s even been talk of putting them on all official documents: money, passports, drivers’ licenses, diplomas, birth certificates, etc. Next thing you know, all transactions will be tracked and recorded on a global level. And mark my words: If we don’t do something to put a stop to this now, one day getting chipped will no longer be voluntary.
What’s next? Employers keeping track of office hours? Governments keeping track of who attends political rallies? Jealous spouses tracking one another? Don’t think it won’t happen. One Ohio company already tried to force its workers to be chipped in order to access a data center.
Silverman said, “When people accept it for its applications and its abilities is when it’ll work its way into society. It won’t be tomorrow; it won’t be next week. But two, three, five year from now, slowly but surely it’ll work it way into the mainstream.”
He’s right——unless we act NOW.
Here’s what do to:
For starters, never allow yourself or anyone in your family to be chipped——and that includes your dog, too! Other than that, the best thing you can do is to support those who are fighting against this outright invasion of human rights.
Katherine Albrecht has drafted legislation called the Bodily Integrity Act, which would make it illegal to force anyone to be implanted with these spy chips. To support the legislation, go to www.WeThePeopleWillNotBeChipped.com, and contact Greg Nikolettos to find out who to contact regarding this legislation.