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Woman Tells State Judiciary Committee, "DoD Implanted A Microchip Inside Me" 222

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The Georgia House Judiciary Committee took up a bill that would "prohibit requiring a person to be implanted with a microchip," and would make violating the ban a misdemeanor. Things started to get weird at the hearing when a woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County told the committee, "I'm also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip." Not sure of what she was trying to say, she was allowed to continue and added, "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." Further prodding revealed that the woman's co-workers would torture her by activating the chips with their cell phones and that the chips were implanted by "researchers with the federal government." The committee thanked the woman for her input, and later approved the bill.

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Woman Tells State Judiciary Committee, "DoD Implanted A Microchip Inside Me"

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  • by BadAnalogyGuy (945258) <BadAnalogyGuy@gmail.com> on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @12:39PM (#31925262)

    Christian eschatology declares that the End Times will see a split of the human race into faithful and the non-believers. The faithful will not take the "Mark of the Beast" and will suffer economically because of it. By rejecting the MotB, they will be excluded from all transactions and be essentially outcasts from the new society.

    However, because of their steadfastness, they will not be condemned to hell upon the second coming of Jesus. Those who take the Mark will be torn asunder and cast into the pits of hell.

    Many believe that the MotB is or will be something similar to this type of microchip implant. By grafting the mark to a person, any transaction can be monitored and tracked. This is one of the methods of governmental control via the MotB.

    This lady was clearly insane. But there are MANY people out there who believe in exactly what I wrote above. These are your neighbors, Americans.

  • Re:The problem... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by eggoeater (704775) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @01:08PM (#31925966) Journal
    She absolutely needs psych help; a LOT of paranoia here, not just re. the government planting the chip, but thinking her coworkers were torturing her.
    My wife use to work at a university insect ID lab and got a LOT of "samples" (ie. fuzz, lint, or just an empty bottle) from people with delusional parasitosis. This woman has the same thing, only a little more high-tech.
  • by jddj (1085169) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @01:28PM (#31926480) Journal

    This woman sounds pretty nuts.

    That said, I've got a colleague, ex-military, NOT a crank, who says the US Army implanted a glass-tube into his hand much like the one pictured - without his knowledge or consent. It was implanted while he was out during an unrelated surgery.

    The implanted tube irritated him enough that he was regularly scratching it, and he eventually dug it out of his skin - and was surprised to see the foreign object.

    The same guy has never spouted any nutty theories to me, never was paranoid about being tracked - just mentioned this experience.

    For my part, I figured it was the Army experimenting with ways to inventory their humans, and maybe to posthumously ID them.

  • Applied to the skin? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by vlm (69642) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @01:33PM (#31926612)

    Unlike most slashdotters I actually read the bill as passed.

    What does this mean?

    'Implant' includes any means intended to introduce a microchip .... or applied to the skin of a person.

    http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/versions/sb235_As_passed_Senate_5.htm [state.ga.us]

    Do they mean something really weird like superglueing a passkey/ibutton to your skin? That's a new one I've never even heard of, and I've been interested in this general area of research for a long time (not for paranoid reasons, but more for medical and UI reasons)

    'Microchip' means any ... electronically readable marking,

    Ah, so no barcodes, no "mark of the beast" in GA etc. Technically a tattoo parlor inking a bar code would be "implanting a microchip" according to this bizarre law.

    Such term shall not include pacemakers.

    And there's the out. You'll get all the implants they want, just with a pacemaker feature that is not enabled.

  • by Muad'Dave (255648) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @01:43PM (#31926840) Homepage

    You mean like this little puppy [ti.com]?

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