Identify the crazy people in this scenario

As my colleague Jim Galloway reported, a House committee took testimony last week on a bill to make it a misdemeanor to forcibly implant microchips in human beings.

But things took a strange turn when a woman from DeKalb County stepped forward to testify:

“I’m also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip,” the woman said. Slowly, she began to lead the assembled lawmakers down a path they didn’t want to take.

Microchips, the woman began, “infringe on issues that are fundamental to our very existence. Our rights to privacy, our rights to bodily integrity, the right to say no to foreign objects being put in our body.”

She spoke of the “right to work without being tortured by co-workers who are activating these microchips by using their cell phones and other electronic devices.”

She continued. “Microchips are like little beepers. Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission,” she said.

It was not funny, and no one laughed.

“Ma’am, did you say you have a microchip?” asked state Rep. Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold).

“Yes, I do. This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area,” she replied. Setzler, the sponsoring lawmaker, sat next to the witness – his head bowed.

“You’re saying this was involuntary?” Weldon continued.

The woman said she had been pushing a court case through the system for the last eight years to have the device removed.

Wendell Willard (R-Atlanta), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, picked up the questioning.

“Who implanted this in you?” he asked.

“Researchers with the federal government,” she said.

“And who in the federal government implanted it?” Willard asked.

“The Department of Defense.”

“Thank you, ma’am.”

What I find fascinating is not the woman’s testimony but the reaction of our elected officials.

Clearly, legislators realized almost immediately that something was very much awry. They understood that anybody who would come before a legislative committee to claim that government forces had implanted a microchip against her will must by definition be delusional. No one believed for a second that such a thing could or would be done; no one believed that a sane person would make such a ridiculous claim.

Yet those same legislators then turned around and approved passage of a bill outlawing something that only a crazy person would believe takes place.

Apparently, there’s a thin, almost indiscernible line there. You have to be crazy to claim that someone has forcibly implanted microchips in your body. But it is not crazy at all — in fact it is good lawmaking — to outlaw the practice of forcibly implanting microchips in your body.

Such is the absurdist comedy known as the Georgia General Assembly.

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April 20th, 2010
11:03 am

But then you think of the possibilities with our current “president,” a socialist goon who is totally hostile to our Constitutional Rights and maybe it isn’t such a stretch.

This marxist wants to control how many squares of toilet paper we use, wouldn’t a little camera come in handy?

eewwwwww

Normal

April 20th, 2010
11:05 am

Well, look at it this way, at least they go somethine done. Meh, it’s a start…

TaxPayer

April 20th, 2010
11:07 am

I hope you’re not looking to the sane amongst us to challenge you.

Gale

April 20th, 2010
11:09 am

This is not April 1st!

LibraryJim

April 20th, 2010
11:11 am

It would be easy enough to verify/disprove her story: a quick scan like they use with chips in pets.

Keep up the good fight!

April 20th, 2010
11:11 am

“I report” is that crazy woman……Notice the same insanity in all that they say! “Socialist goon”? Wow another crazy Bachman talking point about a man who was elected by a majority of this country.

Hey “I report” — look outside..we’re watching you!

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
11:12 am

“It would be easy enough to verify/disprove her story: a quick scan like they use with chips in pets”

if you mean this seriously…you need to learn a LOT more about microchips.

Keep up the good fight!

April 20th, 2010
11:17 am

Go back into the books, Library…. you know we in the government run the scanners and can hide the fact that there is a chip. Remember too that the earth is flat and we never went to the moon.

@@

April 20th, 2010
11:17 am

The precautionary principle is promoted in environmental policy, why not with microchips? What’s good for the goose and all that crap…

I think that woman took…

One toke over the line, sweet Jesus, one toke over the line

Sittin’ downtown in a railway station, one toke over the line

Dave R.

April 20th, 2010
11:19 am

OK, who on this blog was not posting last week during those hearings? :)

Gator Joe

April 20th, 2010
11:20 am

Jay:
When the first Obama adiministration draws to a close, and the ill, or uninformed, Right Wing mobs haven’t had their guns confiscated, haven’t had microchips implanted, continue to enjoy improved, private medical insurance without “death panels” they will continue to complain. Where were these mobs when Bush/Cheney were illegally, electronically evesdropping on Americans? You can bet that mindlessly angry, delusional, Fox-manipulated, racist people will continue to complain and they will have a williing audience among Republican politicians.

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
11:21 am

“Clearly, legislators realized almost immediately that something was very much awry.”

that falls under the category of “it takes one to know one”

DannyX

April 20th, 2010
11:24 am

Ridiculous claim? Hardly.

The genital microchip the poor lady has implanted in her is just part of the story. What most people don’t realize is that the implanted microchip gathers then sends the information to secret government offices through the new Georgia Power ‘Smart Meter.’ A small microchip needs help to transmit it’s signal, the new Smart Meter is the perfect cover.

Beware! If you are watching Fox News, you are put on the new government crazy list. The microchip and Smart Meter can easily report that you watch NASCAR. They know what kind of porn you watch.

Of course watch what you are typing out on the Internets. When typing anti Obama rhetoric beware that ACORN is secretly keeping track.

It’s time for the Tea Party to get involved. BAN the implanting of the Smart Meter onto the sides of our houses.

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
11:25 am

“Of course watch what you are typing out on the Internets. When typing anti Obama rhetoric beware that ACORN is secretly keeping track”

Keep track? Heck, they’re WAY behind then. Why even Jay knows what you are going to type before you even DO it!

stands for decibels

April 20th, 2010
11:29 am

This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area

And it taint no joke.

(like Jay–O how I wish it were.)

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
11:33 am

dB – I’m soooo not laughing at your 11:29

@@

April 20th, 2010
11:33 am

And in regards to your MARTA thread. Among 200 companies…

ATLANTA, Ga.–Lathem manufacturing has been making time clocks for ninety years. Now, they’ve learned to re-shape their work hours.

“I think change is scary sometimes, but it’s very beneficial for companies to sit back and think outside the box a bit,” human resource director, Grace Perry, said.

In 2005, during a gas price spike, Lathem started a compressed work week: four 10-hour days. The manufacturing plant is closed on Fridays.

http://www.11alive.com/rss/rss_story.aspx?storyid=141662

I’ve got a friend that works at Latham. She and other employees avail themselves of a transportation service offered by the company. She has to rise at 3:00 A.M. to catch the service at 4:00 A.M.. It’s very popular but personal sacrifices (sleeping late) have to be made.

And by the by…she talks about the Latham family, still owners and operators. Very conservative, they.

Leftists wanna believe ONLY they have the market cornered on innovative ideas. Ain’t true, just wishin’ and hope’n.

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:33 am

Oh sh*t. I’m so glad I wasn’t there. And who asked this lady to testify? She didn’t just wander in off the street, or maybe she did, who knows?

stands for decibels

April 20th, 2010
11:33 am

One toke over the line, sweet Jesus, one toke over the line

Sittin’ downtown in a railway station, one toke over the line

You really haven’t lived until you’ve heard the Lawrence Welk outfit’s cover of that tune.

“one of the newer songs…”

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:34 am

So….you can have a microchip implanted in your genitalia area that goes off by a cell phone or other electronic device.

I so want one.

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April 20th, 2010
11:35 am

A human microchip implant is an integrated circuit device or RFID transponder encased in silicate glass and implanted into a human’s body. A subdermal implant typically contains a unique ID number that can be linked to information contained in an external database, such as personal identification, medical history, medications, allergies, and contact information.

The VeriChip Corporation has also suggested that the implant could be used to restrict access to secure facilities such as power plants. Microchip scanners could be installed at entrances so locks would only work for persons with appropriately programmed chips.

Theoretically, in the future a GPS-enabled chip could make it possible for individuals to be physically located by latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and direction of movement. This could aid authorities in locating missing persons and/or fugitives and those who fled from a crime scene. Another potential application, discussed (2008) by the government of Indonesia’s Irian Jaya is to monitor activities of persons infected with HIV, aiming at reducing the chances of them infecting other people.

Just sayin…

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:37 am

This is classic:

“Setzler, the sponsoring lawmaker, sat next to the witness – his head bowed.”

And laughing uncontrollably – or was he the one who asked the crazy lady to play?

ty webb

April 20th, 2010
11:38 am

the bigger question is who was answering the phones down at hank johnson’s office while this woman was away testifying?

stands for decibels

April 20th, 2010
11:38 am

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
11:40 am

“Theoretically, in the future a GPS-enabled chip could make it possible for individuals to be physically located by latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and direction of movement”

theoretically, I’ll have robots to do aaaaalllll my housework one day, and we’ll all be driving Jetsons space cars …

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:40 am

sfd@ 11:38,

Dammit! You made me laugh so hard, I drooled!!!

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
11:42 am

“Theoretically, in the future a GPS-enabled chip could make it possible for individuals to be physically located by latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and direction of movement”

Hey, sure it’s possible – theoretically. I mean, really, can’t they already use a speed laser to count the money in your wallet as you go by? I’ve heard that’s true. /sarc

AmVet

April 20th, 2010
11:43 am

These damned legislators!

Screwing around with crappola like this instead of addressing the real issues that Georgians are concerned about.

Like the Soylent Green plant in Savannah…

ty webb

April 20th, 2010
11:44 am

It’s people…

@@

April 20th, 2010
11:46 am

sfd:

So you’re hip to the drug culture and they weren’t. Your point?

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:46 am

I don’t know about y’all, but if I’d been in that meeting I would have had to dart out of that room at top speed to keep from laughing (and probably wetting myself).

chuck

April 20th, 2010
11:48 am

While I believe that the woman is probably loony, there was a report on ABC News just a couple of weeks ago touting the new “medical history” microchip that would make your medical history instantly accessible to ER personnel in the event you could not answer them. The ABC REPORTER postulated that this might become a mandatory part of future healthcare coverage because supposedly it would save costs.

So let me ask you a couple of questions Jay. First, do you think that if this chip becomes common place, that only hospitals and doctors will have scanners that can read this information? Do you believe it would be possible that a person OTHER THAN a medical professional might gain access to one? Do you think that it would be impossible for a techno geek to make one in his own garage? Second, assuming this possibility exists, do you think that the information on this chip might include information that would identify you? Isn’t that kind of the point of it? Do you think that it might contain your SS#, DOB, and address? If you had an STD Jay, do you think that information in the wrong hands could cause you severe embarassment? While these things seem a little far fetched, let me remind you that there have been numerous cases in the past several years where hackers have gained access to some of the most secure systems we have, including defense department, banks, colleges, and hospitals. Other cases involving laptops containing personal data being stolen or lost. These microchips make even more likely to that your sensitive personal information can fall in to the wrong hands.

SOUTHERN ATL

April 20th, 2010
11:48 am

“Clearly, legislators realized almost immediately that something was very much awry.”

…one would think so….but these are GA legislators that we you are referring to..

ty webb

April 20th, 2010
11:48 am

Bosch,
careful, wetting yourself might short out your microchip.

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:49 am

ty,

Yes, yes, indeed. :-)

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April 20th, 2010
11:50 am

The technology to implant microchips and track people’s movements and even their bank accounts with these chips is now being publicly acknowledged. The below two articles on microchip implants from the CNN and CBS websites cause one to pause and think. I am a big supporter of truth and transparency on both global and personal levels, but microchip implants under the skin is an invasive procedure for which I have no interest. Some fear this technology may eventually lead to mass microchipping of the human population for reasons of “national security.”

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”-barakkk obozo

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
11:50 am

“there was a report on ABC News just a couple of weeks ago touting the new “medical history” microchip that would make your medical history instantly accessible to ER personnel in the event you could not answer them. ”

Oh PLEASE, PLEASE learn something about microchips before you post drivel like this. It isn’t the CHIP that has your history. All the chip has on it is a NUMBER. Nothing else. That number can be used to access a database online. It is the DATABASE that has your history.

And unless you are unconscious you can’t be chipped or scanned without your knowledge. And chips CAN be removed.

Goober

April 20th, 2010
11:51 am

Of course, the implant has to be done by a trained physician. That’s in the new health bill.

Paul

April 20th, 2010
11:51 am

Hmmm. We haven’t heard from Granny Godzilla for a while.

Nawww………………………

Normal

April 20th, 2010
11:51 am

Bosch, All I do is put my pager on vibrate and start speed dialing…
;)

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:51 am

chuck,

You’re right. Scary stuff. I would hate for somebody to find out about that incident in April ‘87.

Normal

April 20th, 2010
11:52 am

After I stick it down my pants, of course…

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
11:52 am

“We haven’t heard from Granny Godzilla for a while”

Didn’t someone say, a few days ago, that she hangs out on Kyle’s blog now…or Cynthia’s? Can’t remember which.

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
11:53 am

Doggone – I see we have plenty of dips to go with the chips …

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:54 am

NORMAL!!!

Doggone, it’s Cynthia’s blog. I wander over there sometimes to tell her hey.

stands for decibels

April 20th, 2010
11:54 am

So you’re hip to the drug culture and they weren’t.

Oh, they were hip, daddy-o. You have no idea. Several years earlier, a hung-over Welk was trying to clear out the cobwebs, flipped over to Side Two of the Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat lp and it changed his life forever.

“A song, which is HIGH on the popularity charts…”

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
11:54 am

Paul – 11:51 – careful, there … you may cause @@’s chip to short-circuit …

@@

April 20th, 2010
11:55 am

Normal? ‘Ya better change your name to something else. Using your cellphone for the purpose of arousal is not well….you know….Normal.

AmVet

April 20th, 2010
11:55 am

Goober, it’s one of those hidden provisions that is buried (get it?) somewhere in the Death Panel Clause…

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
11:56 am

“I see we have plenty of dips to go with the chips ”

Good one!

Bruno

April 20th, 2010
11:56 am

From below “so, you think voting against your interests is wise, do you?”

USinUK: Please explain something to me. If the wealthy are already paying virtually all of the income taxes collected, and the bottom 50% pay nothing, what change in the tax code can be made to make things more “fair”?

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:58 am

“Using your cellphone for the purpose of arousal is not well….you know….Normal.”

You mean, it’s just me? And Normal?

FrankLeeDarling

April 20th, 2010
11:59 am

they don’t need to chip you ,you most likely already have one in your pocket

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
11:59 am

“If the wealthy are already paying virtually all of the income taxes collected”

Let’s see your links to justify this.

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
11:59 am

Bruno! Please! It’s a topic about a woman whose been illegally micro-chipped in her taint! Laugh a little!

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
12:00 pm

OMG, I’ve laughed so hard I’ve gone blind.

@@

April 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

USUK:

I read over at Cynthia’s that Mrs. G (Granny)….talking to Kamchak (?) said that she was put out with her former host. I’m assuming she meant jay. Why? I do not know, nor do I care.

Sorry to disappoint.

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

Bruno – 11:56 – nope. sorry. no sleight of hand for you – the question is: is it wise to vote against your self-interests? is it WISE for the middle class to vote for the conservative party which shunts taxes from the wealthy (and corporations) to the middle???

AmVet

April 20th, 2010
12:01 pm

Normal

April 20th, 2010
12:02 pm

If that woman’s chip had a camera…imagine…(I think Whiner just fainted!)

Justin Kase

April 20th, 2010
12:02 pm

One time at band camp, I had a microchip up my rectum…and I had gas…and I let out a very strong one and knocked out the Internet.

chuck

April 20th, 2010
12:03 pm

doggone, arrogance and pomposity are not the equivalence of knowledge.

Do you have a pet? The microchips used in pets are very similar to what will be implanted in humans. The technology has been around awhile. These microchips are actually little transponders that can be read with an easily concealed, hand-held scanner. ANYBODY could conceivably gain access to one of the scanners. Once they scan your microchip they have ALL of the INFORMATION necessary to access your “file”.

If you read my freakin post, you would have noted that I added the following:

“While these things seem a little far fetched, let me remind you that there have been numerous cases in the past several years where hackers have gained access to some of the most secure systems we have, including defense department, banks, colleges, and hospitals. Other cases involving laptops containing personal data being stolen or lost. These microchips make even more likely to that your sensitive personal information can fall in to the wrong hands.”

Again, the cip contains EVERYTHING one would need to access your personal information.

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
12:04 pm

@@ – you never disappoint. you always manage to live up to my expectations.

stands for decibels

April 20th, 2010
12:04 pm

AmVet, the stuff you learn from YouTube commenters:

this was the week before the MC5’s legendary performance on the show, during which Lawrence Welk called for the violent overthrow of the US government.

Shame that wasn’t captured on video, huh. But I checked it out and I found that it was this epochal TV event that famously prompted Lyndon Johnson to lament “If I’ve lost Lawrence Welk, I’ve lost America.”

Paul

April 20th, 2010
12:05 pm

Bosch

[[“Using your cellphone for the purpose of arousal is not well….you know….Normal.”

You mean, it’s just me?]]

[[OMG, I’ve... gone blind.]]

Watch it there, Bosch. You’re treading awfully close to the line for a family blog.

Keep that up,no amount of kitten sacrifices’ll appease the Blog God.

Normal

April 20th, 2010
12:05 pm

@@

April 20th, 2010
11:55 am

I’m just gay for Blackberrys…

@@

April 20th, 2010
12:08 pm

USUK:

you always manage to live up to my expectations.

As do you mine. Obsession is 9/10ths of who you are.

Paul

April 20th, 2010
12:09 pm

Normal

Is that like cuckoo for cocoa puffs?

chuck

April 20th, 2010
12:09 pm

Funny @@, she always lives DOWN to mine.

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

Paul,

Well, I haven’t ACTUALLY gone blind, but the tears are mixing with the pollen and making my eyes all gloopy.

And, dammit, Normal & 12:05 – you just made it worse. :-)

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

“Obsession is 9/10ths of who you are.”

coming from the person who has a mini-breakdown whenever folks are off-topic or have the audacity to ask after a former bookmaniac, that’s pretty rich.

JDW

April 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

Bosch I am with you, if we can make buzz down there go ahead and order mine!

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
12:11 pm

“Do you have a pet?”

Yes, and they are microchipped

” The microchips used in pets are very similar to what will be implanted in humans. The technology has been around awhile. These microchips are actually little transponders that can be read with an easily concealed, hand-held scanner. ”

Where’s the battery?

Yes, they are transponders of a sort. They have no memory, all the scanner gets back is a number. Nothing else. You have to have that number entered in a database, and the person operating the scanner has to have access to that database in order to enter your number and pull up your record.

“Again, the cip contains EVERYTHING one would need to access your personal information”

Nope, they don’t. All they have is a number. They have no battery. ALL memory chips (which would be required to store your data) need electricity to change their state. Microchips have no electricity, and no memory that can be changed. ALL they have is a number.

I’ve SEEN what the scanner returns. ALL it returns is a number.

Bruno

April 20th, 2010
12:11 pm

“is it WISE for the middle class to vote for the conservative party which shunts taxes from the wealthy (and corporations) to the middle???”

“Let’s see your links to justify this.”

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/top-1-paid-more-in-federal-income-taxes-than-bottom-95-in-07/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125991138

Still batting .000.

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
12:12 pm

JDW,

That could be a great selling point. Seriously. :-)

FrankLeeDarling

April 20th, 2010
12:12 pm

@@

April 20th, 2010
12:12 pm

chuck:

I have no problem ignoring the leftists’ posts. For some strange reason (obsession) they have difficulty ignoring mine.

Go figure…

Normal

April 20th, 2010
12:13 pm

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
12:13 pm

Bruno – your 12:11 has nothing whatsoever to do with the question at hand.

seriously – you seem to need a hug.

JDW

April 20th, 2010
12:14 pm

I do however think the GA Legislature needs to give serious consideration to who might be implanting the chips. Under the Patriot Act it is probably ok for the federal government to go ahead and do it but if it is an alien culture that has come to track our movements that is another matter entirely. Should they go ahead and declare Georgia airspace a no fly zone for alien spacecraft?

JDW

April 20th, 2010
12:15 pm

I agree Bosch, and just think how much fun it would be if you never knew when it was cuming.

USinUK

April 20th, 2010
12:15 pm

“For some strange reason (obsession) they have difficulty ignoring mine.”

because we all know that @@ will not be ignoooooooored!

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/090325/best-heroes-villians/Fatal-Attraction_l.jpg

JDW

April 20th, 2010
12:16 pm

USinUK re your 12:13…go ahead and let him have a chip too!

chuck

April 20th, 2010
12:19 pm

AND where does the doctor download the file to after he accesses it? HMMMMM, probably a computer. You don’t see the possibility of that info being stolen from a computer? You don’t see the possibility that a criminal mind could HACK the database once he has your NUMBER?

The VeriChip Corporation has also suggested that the implant could be used to restrict access to secure facilities such as power plants. Microchip scanners could be installed at entrances so locks would only work for persons with appropriately programmed chips.

From Wiki:

The downside is the relative ease with which the 16-digit ID number contained in a chip implant can be obtained and cloned using a hand-held device, a problem that has been demonstrated publicly by security researcher Jonathan Westhues[7] and documented in the May 2006 issue of Wired magazine,[8] among other places.

Since nearly all implantable microchips are unencrypted, they are extremely vulnerable to being read by third-party scanners. By scanning secretly, someone could steal the information on a chip and clone the signal, enabling a hacker to impersonate a chipped individual. This could create security problems for building or computer access or potentially enable the criminal misuse a medical account held by an unrelated person. Also, the chip could easily be removed from the person, or the apendage containing the device could be removed.[5]

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
12:19 pm

JDW@ 12:15!!!

:-)

Peadawg

April 20th, 2010
12:20 pm

The government is sticking their nose in every other party of our life. Why does this seem so far-fetched?

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
12:20 pm

JDW – “Should they go ahead and declare Georgia airspace a no fly zone for alien spacecraft?”

And always remember this: always wear your seat belt, it makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car

Bruno

April 20th, 2010
12:20 pm

“Bruno – your 12:11 has nothing whatsoever to do with the question at hand.”

???? You are claiming that the conservative party has somehow shunted the tax burden from the wealthy to the middle class, when the actual facts show that the opposite has occurred–the wealthy are paying a greater share of taxes than ever.

“seriously – you seem to need a hug.”

And as I responded above, I came to the blog looking for some intelligent discussion/debate this AM, and all I saw was a bunch of mindless insults. My bad.

chuck

April 20th, 2010
12:22 pm

Hey Brudog, How goes the adjustment business?

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
12:22 pm

“You don’t see the possibility of that info being stolen from a computer”

Certainly it could be. But that is not an indictment of the microchip, it is an indictment of database security.

@@

April 20th, 2010
12:22 pm

USUK:

Being off-topic is O.K. as long as there’s substance from which I can learn. Engaging in the mundane leads me to believe you people have no personal relationships, outside this blog, in which you can engage. The silly exchanges? Puhleeze…spare me. If you can’t resist, I can….by not being here. I save mine for Fridays and even then my participation is limited.

Like I’ve said before, if you guys can’t recall where Mrs. G is, it’s because you are suffering from alzheimers or ADD. “I’m concerned” is all….you may wanna get yourselves diagnosed.

Finn McCool

April 20th, 2010
12:26 pm

Yeah, let’s hope we get to elect some similar-thinking types to replace Democrats in November. Just what we need.

Shouldn’t they be voting on making it mandatory to carry firearms into bars and political rallies? Get these Cooters off their butts and on with the important matters.

Matilda

April 20th, 2010
12:26 pm

I certainly feel like chip implantation could occur, and would not put it past my government OR the corporate sponsors that own it. Defense contractors, scientists, intelligence agents, etc, would be more likey candidates than random private citizens, but to deny the possibility is to deny the inherently sneaky and controlling human nature we witness in our society all the time.

However, as Mr. Bookman pointed out when he first brought this bill to our attention (or was it Mr. Galloway?) several weeks ago, implanting chips against your will would require the violation of existing laws against kidnapping and assault — which are felonies. Therefore, this bill is embarrassingly pointless.

Peadawg

April 20th, 2010
12:27 pm

“Certainly it could be. But that is not an indictment of the microchip, it is an indictment of database security.”

If the microchip wasn’t there in the first place it would never have happened.

@@

April 20th, 2010
12:28 pm

USUK:

because we all know that @@ will not be ignoooooooored!

Is that why I’ve asked certain people on this site to ignore my posts? I can easily live with it. Don’t Tread On Me and I won’t tread on you.

Are you ready to move on now? I sure as hell am.

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
12:28 pm

“I certainly feel like chip implantation could occur”

It can’t be done without your knowledge. Even if you are unconscious when it’s done, it’s leaves a large and very sore wound in your skin. And if you’re really worried, you can be scanned and if one is found it can be removed.

AmVet

April 20th, 2010
12:28 pm

One of the blog’s theme songs?

Someday, someway aww
Someday, someway yeah now
Someday, someway
Maybe you’ll understand me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmqUkxKNElc

Bosch

April 20th, 2010
12:29 pm

So, when are we gonna start getting barcode tattoos?

Toby Saunders

April 20th, 2010
12:29 pm

Fox News is an entertainment company (not a news company) which has convinced lots of people that the Obama administration is Marxist and simutaneously Facist, -Christian church leaders along with Rush Limbaugh and elected officals like Grassley and Bachmann encourage the conspiracy theories… add that to pre-existing low levels of education and we have an American Conservative. I was shocked to hear members of the working-class dicuss racism so casually here in Georiga and I am just as shocked to see people on this message taking the conspiracy theories seriously, -I hope the AJC speaks up about how common anti-government & traditionalist rhetoric is, more often.

Doggone/GA

April 20th, 2010
12:30 pm

“If the microchip wasn’t there in the first place it would never have happened”

Certainly it could. If you have ANY records in a computer database, and someone knows your account/ID number AND knows the login ID and password, your data can be stolen. Remember ALL the chip has is a NUMBER. Even if you go around broadcasting that number, anyone who knows it would STILL have to know which database uses it and would STILL have to have the login ID and password to access it.