Confusion Over Chipping - Is It Regulated?

from the oops dept

Back in February there was the press flurry around the publicity stunt family in Florida that wanted to get chips implanted in their arms for various reasons (not very sensible reasons, but reasons, nonetheless). In April, I was pretty surprised to find out that the FDA said they wouldn't regulate the devices which allowed the family to actually go and get chipped. However, it turns out that the "FDA approval" was a farce. The FDA says they gave no such statement. What, in fact, happened was that the company, Applied Digital Solutions, asked the FDA not to regulate the VeriChip because (they said) it wasn't a medical device. The FDA wrote back and asked for more information about the chip. Somehow, ADS interpreted the request for more information into an official statement from the FDA that the device was not to be regulated, and put out a press release, which everyone ate right up. There were, clearly, some confusing statements out of the FDA, but never an approval for the device. After the family got chipped the FDA announced they were "investigating" the company - so they're not allowed to chip anyone else for a while. I wonder why anyone would trust a company that lies about FDA approval to then stick a chunk of silicon into their bodies?


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    Kacy, Feb 5th, 2007 @ 9:50pm

    Florida family...

    Perhaps the family has allowed the implant either to subsequently file lawsuit or they were paid under the table. Or maybe just stupid. Pick one.

     

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    B, Sep 10th, 2007 @ 1:54pm

    RFID Chips don't emit RF on their own

    It only reacts to being scanned by an RF device. If the labs testing these chips in animals were putting the animals in cages and subjecting them to constant RF energy then it would be safe to assume their bodies are going to have a reaction localized in the region of the implant. The amount of times a person would be scanned in a lifetime could not add up to more than a week at the most. That is given if the chip is used in medical emergencies only. That exposure increases once they chip technology eveolves and everyone starts using them like credit cards it still would not compare to continuous RF exposure. Cell site field technicians see more RF in one day than anyone would care to imagine but there are no studies popping up about these techs. The intensity of the RF exposure in the animal tests were probably off the charts too. If you ask me, poeple are just afraid of the implications of any emerging technology. My advice is buy the stock when it reaches the 52 week low then sit back and watch as this industry booms over the next ten years.

     

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    Keith Richard Radford Jr., Dec 2nd, 2007 @ 9:22pm

    Children stand to be set up for cancer.

    I am for Health Care but not when your children stand to be set up for cancer.

    In 1992 I was implanted with a microchip by the California Department of Corrections.

    Just like the Angel of Death* HaloScan, IBM, Avid, Veri Chip and other company's use subcutaneous human tracking device, audio servalence systems and other venues against American people for fun and profit.

    Since the Nuremberg trials the Nuremberg code of universal medical ethics have moved into California's Silicon Valley which is being protected by our own governments representatives.

    The national fraud squad has opened an investigation into the affair. The four are suspected of abuse, aggravated assault, causing death through negligence, fraud, forgery, breach of statutory duty, and disruption of legal proceedings.

    *Dr. Josef Mengele was a German SS officer and a physician in the German Nazi concentration camp performing human experiments on camp inmates, amongst whom Mengele was known as the Angel of Death.

    Since 1987, Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the House of Representatives wile being on the board of Veri Chip.

    Tommy Thompson, who approved RFID chips for use in humans back when he was serving under Bush as Secretary of Health & Human Services, is getting $40,000 a year from Applied Digital Solutions (the company that owns VeriChip) and has received company stock worth about $1 million.

    As California's senior Senator, Dianne Feinstein has built her reputation on condoning torture, working with both Democrats and Republicans to find solutions to the problems facing California and the Nation court who have chosen to ignore human and civil right.

    You Worthless Tech Trollops have been instrumental in working toward a North American Union. When will America wake up to the fact that our government knows human nature. Using sex offenders to justify their actions when what they are doing is universally wrong, is underhanded at least and fundamentally treasonous by using devices that are unsafe. Hiding the finding of company's product and placing humans at risk seems to be of no consequence to those that take them to court on habeas corpus writs.

    I was told by my attorney that my case was demurer which means the state says so what.
    So what if we treat you like a lab rat.
    So what if you are diabetic and need to enroll in Adult Swim at your YMCA because of injuries for exercise.
    So what if you are disabled and we made you move.
    So what if you live a good honest life.
    So what if when we made you move you were going to school to learn a trade and we disrupted your life during your finals and you could not finish your training.
    So what if you and your wife who by the way has never done anything to anyone is waking in the middle of the night crying because you stand to be homeless for fear that no one will rent to you.
    We lived in an apartment in Burbank CA when someone decided to place flyer's at our home about my 23 year old sex offense and get us kicked out of our home. So what.

    Reminds me of the Quote by Pastor Martin Niemöller:
    First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
    We have one week to come up with a bunch of money to fight for rights for all Americans who are losing because they are better than sex offenders till their family member loses their trunks when diving into the community pool.
    Sorry America we have no money. When these laws get done with us, they will not be satisfied.

     

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