May 24 2006

Spychips in Immigrants?

SpychipsGUEST: Liz McIntyre, co-author of “Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID”

Most of the Congressional proposals addressing immigration include a significant emphasis on funding surveillance of the border. Now one corporation is trying to capitalize on the growing dehumanization of immigrants by promoting their product called the Verichip. The Verichip is a glass encapsulated Radio Frequency Identification tag that can be embedded in animals and humans to uniquely number and identify them. The chip was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans in 2004. The tag can be read by radio waves, through clothing, silently and invisibly from up to a foot or more away. Recently Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation appeared on Fox News the morning after President Bush called for high-tech measures to clamp down on Mexican immigrants. Silverman promoted the Verichip as useful way to register guest workers, verify their identities as they cross the border, and “be used for enforcement purposes at the employer level.”

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Sonali’s Subversive Thought for the Day:

“If human equality is to be forever averted – if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently – then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.” — George Orwell

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One Response to “Spychips in Immigrants?”

  1. Rebeccaon 25 May 2006 at 11:43 am

    This comment is geared more towards the immigration fight.

    How dumb did the leaders of the left make their people look during the March, April, and May 1st protests as they emphasized protest against a bill (4437) that had already been passed?
    How impossible would it have been to get the bill in question SB 2454 – as the target of all these protests.
    While everyone ranted about 4437, the senate went ahead and passed the other bill – if the people’s attention was properly focused, the intensity of that spotlight might’ve stopped the senate in its tracks. The missinformation seemed widespread with no leaders taking the time to get it straight as if they were more concerned with making headlines & history rather than accomplishing the defeat of these bills.