The Prophetic Messenger

A Newsletter From Mysteries From The Word Of God Ministries
March/April 2004 - Volume 6/Issue 2

Ubiquitous Is Here - Part II

"16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." Revelation 13:16-18

This article shows how people are being conditioned to receive new technology to do everything to track humans and products all over the world.

1. Train Up a Child

To prepare a society to accept being tracked, you start with the children. We are seeing our children use many new technologies which are preparing them to accept a ubiquitous society and to accept being tracked as normal. We will share the following articles being used to get our children to accept this technology as normal. In a quote from an article titled "Three R's": Reading ,Writing, RFID"(Note 1)

"Gary Stillman, the director of a small K-8 charter school in Buffalo, New York, is an RFID believer. While privacy advocates fret that the embedded microchips will be used to track people surreptitiously, Stillman said he believes that RFID tags will make his inner city school safer and more efficient. Stillman has gone whole-hog for radio-frequency technology, which his year-old Enterprise Charter School started using last month to record the time of day students arrive in the morning. In the next months, he plans to use RFID to track library loans, disciplinary records, cafeteria purchases and visits to the nurse's office. Eventually he'd like to expand the system to track students' punctuality (or lack thereof) for every class and to verify the time they get on and off school buses. 'That way, we could confirm that Johnny Jones got off at Oak and Hurtle at 3:22,' Stillman said. 'All this relates to safety and keeping track of kids.... Eventually it will become a monitoring tool for us........Before, everything was done manually -- each teacher would take attendance and send it down to the office,' he said. 'Now it's automatic, and it saves us a lot of time.' The charter school's 422 students wear small plastic cards around their necks that have their photograph, name and grade printed on them, and include an embedded RFID chip. As the children enter the school, they approach a kiosk where a reader activates the chip's signal and displays their photograph. The students touch their picture, and the time of their entry into the building is recorded in a database. A school staffer oversees the check-in process. The school spent $25,000 on the ID system. The $3 ID tags students wear around their necks at all times incorporate the same Texas Instruments smart labels used in the wristbands worn by inmates at the Pima County jail in Texas. Similar wristbands are used to track wounded U.S. soldiers and POWs in Iraq and by the Magic Waters theme park in Illinois for cashless purchases. But the Buffalo school is believed to be the first facility to use the technology to identify and track children.....Privacy experts expressed dismay at the idea of using RFID tags on children. 'I think the Buffalo experiment is getting children ready for the brave new world, where people are watched 24/7 in the name of security,' said Richard Smith, an Internet privacy and security consultant. 'My main concern is that once we start carrying around RFID-tagged items on our person such as access cards, cell phones, loyalty cards, clothing, etc., we can be tracked without our knowledge or permission by a network of RFID readers attached to the Internet.'"


A quote from another article titled "London School Reduces Lunch Stigmas"(Note 2) is as follows

"A new high school said Wednesday its students will be charged for their lunches with a retina scanning device to prevent poor children who eat for free from being ridiculed in the cafeteria. Dr. Ed Yates, headmaster of the Venerable Bede school, said the advanced eye-recognition software will be in place when the institution opens its doors to 900 students in September in Sunderland, western England. He said the school is concerned that if students are forced to pay for their lunches in cash the poor ones who receive food for free could be stigmatized. So officials have decided to make the entire school 'cashless.' The retina scanning device also will be used in the library when students take out and return books, Yates said."


In another article titled "BIG MOTHER IS WATCHING", subtitled "Eye scanner stops kids eating junk"(Note 3) it says

"MUMS can stop their kids eating junk at school with a new space- age scanner......Under the system, all pupils, whether their meals are free or funded by parents, have an account set up at the beginning of the week. As they pick up food, the iris scanner identifies them and takes the money from their account. But the database also identifies what foods their parents say they are allowed to eat. And it will reject any which are not on the list. School bosses say the system, manufactured by Edinburgh-based CRB Solutions, will allow parents to cut down on their kids' junk food intake. It will also allow them to reject any foods their child is allergic to. The scanner is being installed at the Venerable Bede Church of England school in Sunderland.....'The operator brings up their details on screen and punches in what they have purchased and the price is automatically taken off their account. 'There is no cash, no vouchers. Queues move quickly, the food is still hot when you eat it and the stigma of free school meals is gone.'...... 'The iris scanner is four times faster than processing cash at the counter, which is great news for kids who are hungry and don't want their food going cold.'"


In another article titled "Phoenix School First to Install Face Scanners", subtitled "System Can Spot Sex Offenders"(Note 4) says

"A north-central Phoenix school is the first in the nation to install cameras designed to detect the faces of sex offenders or missing children and instantly alert police. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office used a grant to install equipment in the entrance and attendance office at Royal Palm Middle School, 8520 N. 19th Ave. The cameras are expected to be operating next week......Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the cameras cost about $3,000 to $5,000 for a school to install and will not violate the privacy of anyone not already in the Arizona sex offender or in the national missing children databases, including possible abductors of missing children. If the camera registers a possible hit, the Sheriff's Office is quietly alerted and will send a deputy or police officer to investigate......The system scans 28 facial features and matches them against logged images in the databases. School personnel will not know about the alert, and images that do not match the databases are erased, with no permanent recording....... Principal Mike Christensen carries around the responsibility for the safety of Royal Palm's 1,180 seventh- and eighth-graders. Christensen said he volunteered to test the new equipment, even though the campus has reported no problems. 'I do not think we can do too much," Christensen said. "When kids walk on campus, the expectation is they need to be safe.'"


In another article titled "Have Your Thumb Ready to Ride the Bus", subtitled "Pinellas schools ponder a $2-million system that would require students to use their thumbprint to get on the bus."(Note 5) A quote from the article says

"The Pinellas school system is ready to approve a new technology that uses student fingerprints to keep track of who is riding school buses. Beginning in the fall, the fingerprint system would identify students as they board and leave. The goal is to ensure they are getting on the right bus and getting off at the right stop. School officials say the $2-million project will save money and dramatically improve safety for students, whose fingerprints will serve as authorization to board and disembark. If the School Board approves the proposal March 9, Pinellas will become one of four Florida school districts in the process of implementing Global Positioning Systems with a student-tracking system.......But some parents and national organizations are concerned about the implications of fingerprinting 45,000 bus riders, some as young as 5........ Critics say programs of this nature raise significant privacy concerns and teach students at a young age to accept what amounts to a "Big Brother" surveillance society. 'We are conditioning these children to understand that they have no personal space, no personal privacy,' said Barry Steinhardt, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Program on Technology and Liberty. ........Superintendent Howard Hinesely said the district also plans to apply for a federal Homeland Security grant that could reimburse some of the cost........Now districts want to keep track of where students are at all times. Many schools require identification cards with sensors or bar codes to log students in and out of schools, and some have started using similar devices on school buses........ ...Under the Pinellas plan, the district's nearly 700 buses will be equipped with GPS transponders, student identification devices and communications equipment and software........School officials and the software company, GeoSpatial Technologies Inc., said student data will be safe. Fingerprints will be encrypted into a binary number, which will be linked to the student's school ID number. The bus database will be password protected, and kept separate from the database that holds a student's personal information. But the privacy implications of such programs are "nightmarish," said Erich Wasserman, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a nonprofit group in Philadelphia that advocates for civil liberties in schools and colleges. 'All over the country you have all sorts of infringements on privacy for the under-18 crowd. And those are time and time again substantiated for public safety," Wasserman said. "It's protection run amok.'.......The new system (similar to what is already being used in private automobiles today) will allow the transportation department to know if a student is riding the bus, if he or she is riding the right bus, whether the student got on or off the bus at the right location and, in the event a child doesn't come home, where the last stop was when the child left the bus. If a bus is late for pick up or drop off of students, transportation will be able to pinpoint the exact location of the bus and be able to keep schools and parents informed about arrival times. In addition, if a bus has an emergency, there is a driver "panic button" that will immediately alert the dispatchers to the problem and allow them to get assistance to the driver quicker. By using a simple thumb printing process, each student will be accounted for on each bus in the district and that information will allow us to monitor the location of each child during the ride to and from school. While the primary use of the GPS system will be to ensure the safety of our students, the system also will provide valuable information regarding the performance of our buses on the road and the efficiency of our drivers. It will also assist us in providing data required by the state for purposes of financial reporting for the students who ride our buses every day."


In another article titled "Big Brother Expands Cameras in the Classroom" (Note 6) it says

"About 950 new public schools opened across America in 2002, and school architects estimate that three-quarters were equipped with surveillance cameras, the New York Times reports. Recently schools in or near San Diego; Syracuse; West Milford, N.J.; Rockbridge County, Va.; and Owings Mills, Md., have announced the installation of surveillance systems. Meanwhile, in New York City, Margie Feinberg, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, said there were cameras in 150 of its schools....... Fearful of violence and schoolhouse shootings, educators across the country are rushing to install ceiling-mounted cameras in hallways, libraries and cafeterias. Biloxi, Miss. appears to be leading the trend -- hanging the cameras not only in corridors and other common areas but also in all of its 500 classrooms. That has made virtually everything that happens at any of Biloxi's public schools subject to instant replay......Modern digital cameras record to a computer hard drive, allowing school principals to conduct an instant replay of a cafeteria food fight at the click of a mouse." In another article titled "Baby-sitting via satellite"(Note 7) says "Satellite technology is being used in the US to keep track of children and offer peace of mind to parents. A wristwatch containing miniature Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has just gone on sale. The GPS Personal Locator developed by Silicon Valley company Wherify Wireless uses advances in satellite tracking and wireless technologies to allow parents to find their child within a minute........'It will enable a consumer to locate this device, initially in the US, within 60 seconds or less,' he told the BBC programme Go Digital. Designed around a wristwatch, the locator has a built-in pager and panic button for alerting the police........The device is aimed at children between the ages of four and 12. 'Kids think this watch is cool,' said Mr Neher.........Parents can use the internet or phone to quickly identify their children's location within feet in about a minute. They are also able to constantly track a child 24 hours a day either by logging onto a computer and viewing aerial maps, or by calling Wherify's location centre.......All this technology does not come cheap. Wherify's GPS Personal Locator for Children has just gone on sale at a price of US$399.99, plus a monthly service charge of $25. It is currently only available in the US although the company are developing a GSM model which could be used in the UK. Originally GPS receiver modules were large and bulky. But today the modules can be as small as a thumbnail."


From all of these articles we are seeing the conditioning of young children to accept these technologies as normal, so when the mark of the beast becomes mandatory for every person they will be deceived to receive it. In Revelation 13:16-18 it says "16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

2. Young Adults

Notice in Revelation 13:16 it also talks about the mark being in the forehead. In Revelation 13:16 it says "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:" We are seeing people being conditioned to accept things on the forehead as normal. A few years ago a small local bank in my area ran a print advertisement in which a woman was shown with a bar code on her forehead. Just recently we saw a major office supply store run a similar advertisement showing a person with words on his forehead. Now college students are making money selling ads on their forehead. In an article titled "Students Use Head to Make Money"(Note 8) it says

"Katie Yankura gets some weird stares from her classmates these days. Everything about this freshman at Johnson & Wales University seems normal - except, well, her forehead. In one of the more unique advertising tricks to date, Yankura works for Headvertise, a new marketing company that pays college students to wear temporary, tattooed advertising messages on their foreheads. Yankura said the novel idea is turning heads on her Rhode Island campus. 'People come up to me all the time and ask about it,' Yankura said. 'Everyone is just amazed by it.'.......... Despite the weird stares and awkward looks, Yankura said she is eager to do it again. "It's a little embarrassing, but you get used to it," she said, adding that Clubzelis.com, will be the next company featured on her face. Clubzelis.com bills itself as 'irresistible clothes for irresistible women.'.........For ages, college students have been known to engage in all sorts of offbeat employment in order to help make ends meet, including being used as guinea pigs for drug experiments and donating blood to laboratories. But the idea of wearing temporary tattoos for cash is uncharted territory, according to Headvertise founder Justin Kapust. Also a Johnson & Wales student, Kapust said Headvertise combines the eternal need for money that college students encounter and regular brand marketing - with a twist. 'When you go to Abercrombie and Fitch, you are spending more money just because it has that brand. And then when you are walking around you're advertising their brand all the time without getting paid,' Kapust said. 'With our company, people are finally getting paid for what they have always done.' Students were paid $70 a week for the first campaign. Kapust said that wage is comparable to what you would earn working in retail. 'The only major difference is that you don't really have to do any work. It's just there.' Kapust hopes to increase the pay to more than $100 for future campaigns. Kapust acknowledges that being an employee of Headvertise forces a student to do more than just wear a brand. Since the tattoo cannot be removed for the duration of the campaign, the student is a walking advertisement morning, noon and night."

When you see the picture on-line, we are seeing how the devil is deceiving multitudes and getting them ready to receive the mark of the beast.

3. Have A Problem? RFID is the Solution

We are seeing a push for RFID to solve some of the problems we have in society. I will share a few articles that show this pattern to track the problem with RFID as the solution. In an article titled ""Spy chips' for nation's livestock?, subtitled "Bill Proposes Federal Monitoring Using Digital Angel Technology" (Note 9) says

"A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require the government to track livestock from birth to slaughter. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to immediately establish a nationwide livestock identification system. The company she has in mind for the project is Digital Angel Corporation, originally formed to produce implantable tracking systems for humans. 'The safety of our food supply is critical to our families,' said McCollum, who introduced the legislation Wednesday. 'This technology will allow the Department of Agriculture to track an incidence of 'mad cow' or other diseases in livestock like chronic wasting disease discovered in the United States within 48 hours. We are fortunate to have a pioneer in this important technology right in my home town of South Saint Paul, Minnesota.'........ The one reported case of this variant CJD in the United States is in a young woman who contracted it while residing in the UK and developed symptoms after moving to the U.S. McCollum's legislation would result in the Secretary of Agriculture considering a variety of existing technologies. The measure also provides producers with financial aid from the USDA in order to hasten transitioning to such a system."

This article goes on to state that the plan is to track 96 million livestock from birth the slaughter. Can you guess who will be next? Us.

In another article titled "FDA Expects RFID Use To Combat Drug Counterfeiting", subtitled

"The agency expects drugmakers and distributors to adopt the technology in stages over the next three years."(Note 10) it says "The Food and Drug Administration expects pharmaceutical makers and distributors to adopt radio-frequency identification in stages during the next three years to combat drug counterfeiting, according to a report released Wednesday. But the FDA, while promising to assist the widespread adoption of RFID throughout the drug-distribution system, won't mandate any deadlines for its use.......The FDA report predicts that drugmakers and distributors will conduct RFID feasibility studies this year and next will begin using RFID on pallets, cases, and even packages of the pharmaceuticals most likely to be counterfeited. In 2006, most pallets, cases, and packages of drugs most likely to be counterfeited will carry RFID tags, as will pallets and cases of less-valuable drugs. By 2007 all pallets and cases of drugs and most individual packages will be tracked using RFID. The report also predicts that some pharmaceutical manufacturers, large wholesalers, and some large chain drug stores and hospitals will begin using RFID next year, with all using it by 2007. Smaller retailers will begin using RFID in 2006."


In another article titled "Casino chips may pave way for tagged bank notes"(Note 11) it says

"New casino chips with built-in radio identification tags may pave the way for traceable banknotes, boosting efforts to beat fraud, New Scientist magazine says. A radio frequency identification tag (RFID) in the chips will enable casinos to spot counterfeits and monitor the behaviour of gamblers, allowing them to check that big winners are not cheating the house.......If the technology can be transferred to notes, banks and stores will easily be able to check that money is not counterfeit."

The tracking of bank notes will lead to everything will be tracked as the Bible says. In Revelation 13:16-17 it says "16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

NOTES
Note 1: www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,60898,00.html
Note 2: http://404pagenotfound.cjb.net/~jon/newsarticles/2003/London_Shcool_Reduces_Lunch_stigmas.html
Note 3: www.dailyrecord.co.uk/printable_version.cfm?objectid=13160994&siteid=89488
Note 4: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/1211edsecurity11.html
Note 5: www.stpetersburgtimes.com/2004/02/28/news_pf/Tampabay/Have_your_thumb_ready.shtml
Note 6: www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/9/24/231601.shtml
Note 7: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2181469.stm
Note 8: www.psucollegio.com/news/2003/12/11/CampusLife/Students.Use.Head.To.Make.Money-576611.shtml
Note 9: www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37347
Note 10: www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17701351
Note 11: www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1022165.htm


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