|Britain may start chipping prisoners|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 13 January 2008 16:49|
This link from my friends Mike, Darrel and Jim. Sorry Jim, you beat me to it, but I have a few things to add. British MPs are considering implementing a new scheme which will see thousands of prisoners surgically implanted with RFID microchips. The United Kingdom's prison population has risen significantly over the past 10 years, forcing the government to review its sentencing policies. Britain already has a system whereby offenders can be electronically tagged and placed under police curfew, rather than being sent to into prison. The electronic tag is attached to the person's ankle in the form of a bracelet, and sends a signal through the mobile phone network to a central security company. If the wearer leaves their house, or enters a forbidden zone, the security company can notify the police. The tagging system, while alleviating the overcrowding within the prison system, has actually created problems of its own. The electronic tags can be removed by the wearers, and the signals they send can be blocked under certain conditions, thus effectively allowing offenders to breach their curfew without anyone noticing. So now the government is hoping that the implantation of chips which can be tracked by satellite will provide a solution to these problems.
Quote: "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."
Miniaturization has allowed scientists to create GPS circuits smaller than baby's fingernail, and RFID chips can be made even smaller again, around the size of a grain of sugar. They have even made an RFID ink which can be injected into organic tissue. Xmark, the company formally known as VeriChip, has been manufacturing such devices for several years now. The GPS chips are around the size of a dime, and require actual surgery to implant. The RFID chips are around the size of a grain of rice, and can be injected into the soft tissue of your arm or hand with a relatively simple procedure. The company claims over 2000 people have so far been implanted with their RFID chips. I'll never forget the article that appeared on the internet following the Asian Tsunami of 2004. The article, which as far as I could tell was from a secular source, claimed that these chips are implanted in the right hand or forehead, just like the Bible predicted. Unfortunately the original article seems to have disappeared from the site in question, although I do have a printout of it in a book.
Quote: "Some current technology could have helped here (Asian Tsunami). Here's one possible scenario: The VeriChip is about the size of a grain of rice, virtually undetectable and practically indestructible once inserted under the skin – usually in your right hand or forehead. The chip has a special polyethylene sheath that helps skin bond to it, so that it stays in place. Since the chip has no battery, there are no chemicals to worry about and the chip never "runs down" – its expected life is up to 20 years.
This is of course denied by Xmark themselves, who claim that their chips are inserted into the upper arm and not the hand. But one can see the benefits of having a chip inserted in your hand rather than your arm. It's easier to swipe your hand past a scanner than it is your upper arm. And a chip on the forehead would be ideal for those people who have lost limbs. Concerning the Mark of the Beast, the Bible states that it will be the False Prophet who will cause "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their forehead", Revelation 13:16. As we can see it's the "bond" that have been chosen to be the guinea pigs for this grand experiment. As the article states, the "all" may soon follow.
Friends, the prophecies are all falling into place. The time is short. As the Bible says, "it is time to seek the Lord", Hosea 10:12. Perhaps you are not a Christian and you know you are not right with God. Talk of the end times makes you feel afraid because you know that if Jesus Christ came today, you would be left behind to face God's judgement. I know what that feels like. I was in that same position 23 years ago. I was only four years old at the time, but I knew Jesus Christ was coming back for the Christians, and even at that age I knew I wasn't right with God. If Jesus Christ came, I knew that my family would go to heaven and I would not. And that thought terrified me. But one day my sister asked me if I wanted to be saved, and I said yes. And she told me just to tell God that I was a sinner, and to ask Him to forgive me for my sins and to thank Jesus Christ for dying for me. I did that, and I knew immediately that I was saved. I can't explain it. I don't know why God chose to save me. But He did. And if a child of four can be saved, then anybody can be saved. Turn to Jesus Christ for salvation today.
1st John 5:13