|Prayer vigil to protest Alzheimer implants|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 09 May 2007 17:00|
|Link from my friend Adam... |
International consumer group CASPIAN have announced they are planning to hold a march and interfaith prayer vigil this Saturday, to protest the the decision by Alzheimer's Community Care, West Palm Beach, to implant 200 of their Alzheimer patients with VeriChips. With the VeriChip implant in place, authorities would be able to track a patient's whereabouts anywhere with in the building, giving them more "freedom to roam". But this idea has come under criticism from those who believe the care the Alzheimer sufferers would receive would be reduced, as staff would no longer have to be physically present to look after their patients.
Quote: "The VeriChip implant is a glass encapsulated RFID tag that is injected into the flesh to uniquely number and identify people. The tag can be read by radio waves from a few inches away. The device is being marketed as a way to link to medical records, access secure areas, and serve as a payment instrument when associated with a credit card or pre-paid account. Although the VeriChip Corporation emphasizes that its chip should always be strictly voluntary, many question the ethics of conducting medical research on mentally impaired individuals. Alzheimer's patients cannot understand the risks associated with being microchipped and therefore cannot give fully informed consent. According to the FDA, risks associated with the VeriChip include MRI incompatibility, electrical hazard, and adverse tissue reaction, to name just a few.
It's very interesting that the FDA states one of the possible risks of having a VeriChip implanted in your arm is an adverse tissue reaction. Revelation says that during the tribulation period, that a "noisome and grievous sore" (note: not "sores") will come upon all those that accept the Mark of the Beast in their right hand or forehead. The VeriChip contains a Lithium capacitor, and when Lithium comes into contact with human skin, it erupts in a terrible sore. Warning: this image is unpleasant to look at.
Of course the VeriChip is not the Mark of the Beast - yet anyway. The Mark will be issued by the False Prophet during the tribulation period, and will be placed in the right hand or forehead (Revelation 13:16). As I have said in the VeriChip page, the hand and forehead represent the work and will of a human being, and whoever is "branded" in these places is signifying that they are under the control of the brander, in this case Satan. VeriChip currently implant in the upper right arm, but I suspect they will soon decide that the right hand and forehead are the most convenient places for implantation. The hand is the easiest place on the human body to scan, and if you happen to have lost your hand in an accident, you're not likely to lose your forehead.