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Microchip Makers Sued
New Hampshire Free Press ^ | Kat Kanning

Posted on 10/15/2010 10:59:37 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271

MERCK SUED: HomeAgain® PET CHIP IMPLICATED IN CANCER

New website, ChipMeNot.com, features details on cancer case and other adverse reactions

Nashua, NH (CASPIAN) October 13, 2010

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. has been served with a lawsuit over claims its HomeAgain® pet microchip induced cancer in a cat. Animal rights attorney Steven Wise seeks "reasonable compensatory damages" for a malignant tumor "likely" induced by a HomeAgain® ID chip implanted in his client's cat, Bulkin.

The complaint, "Andrea Rutherford v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and Digital Angel, Inc.,"(case # 1052CV1147) was filed last week in Cambridge (MA) District Court. The complaint named implant maker Digital Angel Corporation as a co-defendant.

"Based on the alarming number of microchip-linked cancers we're discovering, I predict this lawsuit will be just the tip of the iceberg," said Dr. Katherine Albrecht, a consumer advocate and expert on adverse reactions associated with implantable microchips.

Bulkin's case is featured at www.ChipMeNot.com, a new website launched by Albrecht's consumer group CASPIAN to bring attention to the plight of animals who have developed cancer and other adverse reactions from ID microchips. Albrecht documents several of these cases in "Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990–2006," a peer-reviewed academic paper she presented at a June conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers devoted to concerns about implantable microchips.

(Excerpt) Read more at newhampshirefreepress.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2kooky; alexjones; microchip; paulestinians; technology; ufos; vaccines
This is scary stuff. I can only imagine what's going to happen when the gov. starts mandating everyone be chipped.
1 posted on 10/15/2010 10:59:47 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271
I predict this lawsuit will be just the tip of the iceberg," said Dr. Katherine Albrecht, a consumer advocate and expert on adverse reactions associated with implantable microchips.

The USA rules when it comes to lawyers!

2 posted on 10/15/2010 11:10:32 PM PDT by OCC
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To: citizenredstater9271

Did Timothy James McVeigh ever sue the Army for the microchip he claimed they implanted in his but-tocks?

Seriously, there might be something to this. I know microchips get soaked in some extremely nasty solvents when the circuit boards go through the etching process.


3 posted on 10/15/2010 11:22:10 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: citizenredstater9271

MERCK SUED: HomeAgain® PET CHIP IMPLICATED IN CANCER FOUND IN CHIPMUNKS


4 posted on 10/15/2010 11:22:25 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: citizenredstater9271
I don't buy it. The chips are completely passive. They only radiate when scanned by a (much more powerful) scanner RF field. These are basically RFID tags embedded in a glass carrier. I'll bet these people cherry-picked their data and/or used statistics to see what they wanted to see. My dog is chipped and I never gave it a second thought.

Consider this, if by some wild stretch of reality the RFID tag field in the pet chip is responsible, we'd all be dead already from the RFID tags all around us.

5 posted on 10/15/2010 11:34:37 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

By then there wont be any government.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 11:39:31 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: citizenredstater9271
I hate to think about what they could add to flu shots,or childrens vaccinations.
7 posted on 10/15/2010 11:45:59 PM PDT by nametrader (There is HOPE! ... If only there is Change!)
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To: nametrader

They are already adding mercury and other molecules that cause cancer and infertility. The FDA changed its definition for what constitutes “safe” vax. Thats why i’m never getting vaxed and I will never vax my kids.


8 posted on 10/16/2010 12:31:11 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: OCC

We can hope this lawsuit will prompt more action against gov. chipping making it impossible for the gov. to chip.


9 posted on 10/16/2010 12:32:12 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: ThunderSleeps
So sure? http://homefirst.com/
10 posted on 10/16/2010 12:33:48 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

I volunteer ‘Thundersleeps’ as the first human guinea pig for chip implant.


11 posted on 10/16/2010 1:54:16 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Too late, there are already people that have done it.


12 posted on 10/16/2010 2:26:31 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: ThunderSleeps

Believe it. I had to put down one of my furry friends due to cancer induced by thoe stinking chips.


13 posted on 10/16/2010 3:06:35 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

How do they determine the lifetime earnings of a cat?


14 posted on 10/16/2010 3:14:44 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Sarajevo; ThunderSleeps

Re-read the story. These aren’t stinking chips, but RFID chips.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 3:16:12 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: citizenredstater9271
"Based on the alarming number of microchip-linked cancers we're discovering

Looking at the cases the site shows, and given the number of microchips implanted, this appears to be just another litigation lottery. Words like "Alarming", etc. show a PR desperation.

My pets have always been chipped, and Yes, if something happened to them, there would be hell to pay- But I know of many, many pets who were recovered and saved by the chip. I know of none who had trouble.

There are a lot of hungry people out there with motives, and all these "issues" must be viewed with skepticism.

They chose an emotionally loaded topic, targeted to an audience easily stampeded by emotion, and did it deliberately, betting that Merck is big enough to pay them off and make them Go Away.

16 posted on 10/16/2010 4:26:36 AM PDT by Gorzaloon ("Mother...My Couric itches.")
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To: Gorzaloon

Shhhhh, you’re not allowed to make sense.


17 posted on 10/16/2010 4:36:17 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: netmilsmom
Shhhhh, you’re not allowed to make sense.

Well, look at all the TV Ads. We know what's going on!

I just saw one where there is a class action for DENTURE ADHESIVE! Yes, false teeth glue.

There is one after another as the barraters dream up one load of fiction after another.

18 posted on 10/16/2010 4:58:48 AM PDT by Gorzaloon ("Mother...My Couric itches.")
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To: citizenredstater9271
This is legal BS.

Let's look at some facts instead of flying off the handle with emotional doomsday reactions.

First, the chips are encased in a glass tube, sometimes with a plastic 'anchor' on one end. These materials are biocompatible.

The chip does not touch the critter. I does not have a battery. It does not send out radio signals. It is passive.

The only time it does anything is when a scanner signal of the right frequency is picked up by its internal antenna. Only then does the energy of the signal allow the chip to send back an identifying signal.

This is most likely a coincidence and a lawyer trying to make himself and his client a lot of money.

Here's a chart showing the 'adverse reactions' to RFID in pets. And this is with over 4 million of them in place. This is from the AVMA website.

19 posted on 10/16/2010 5:04:54 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Gorzaloon

>>Well, look at all the TV Ads. We know what’s going on! <<

The smart people do.
If breeders chip all their pups or kits, and they have invested craploads of money into those baby cash cows, I think this is all about someone making a bit on the side.

The other question would be, how many times has this cat had to be scanned? I could possibly see cancer forming if the cat was scanned once a week. Moral to the story? Keep your cat inside.


20 posted on 10/16/2010 5:39:02 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Maybe the woman was scanning the animal every day to make sure the chip was still there!


21 posted on 10/16/2010 5:40:26 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Gorzaloon
DITTO to what you said.

Through a lot of link clicking I read the Bio of one Voluteers at this anti-chip org. She got involved because her Yorkie didn't live "the 15 years it was supposed to". Well news flash to her -- The life expectancy of a Yorkie is about 12 to 15 years. Operative word being, "about".

Full disclosure: Yes, our Yellow Lab does have a Chip. I had it done when she was spayed at four months old. She's a little over Three years old now and healthy as a horse a Yellow Lab can be.

People forget or ignore that Pure Bred Dogs are prone to many Breed Specific illnesses. For a Great Dane its Cancer, for a Lab, one is Epilepsy. The onset can occur from 2 to 5 years old. So could I blame the Chip if she does get Epilepsy?

To these folks, you betcha.

There's a ref to Chips and tests with Lab Rats. It states that Lab Rats are a 'hardy' species. That is 100% baloney. A Lab Rat can get sick and die if you sneeze near one as they have almost no immune system. They have to be kept in a sterile environment or 'else'.

22 posted on 10/16/2010 5:54:47 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: 1010RD

That is exactly what I was referring to.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 7:08:46 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: citizenredstater9271
I can only imagine what's going to happen when the gov. starts mandating everyone be chipped.

Not to worry, by that time the gov will have found a cure for cancer. /sarc

24 posted on 10/16/2010 7:15:40 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Condor51
She got involved because her Yorkie didn't live "the 15 years it was supposed to". Well news flash to her -- The life expectancy of a Yorkie is about 12 to 15 years. Operative word being, "about"

Aha. I have had Yorkies. That explains it.

Look, it hurts to lose an animal friend..I understand that. But the reality is that my guys used to run around like weasles on crack. They did live about twelve years. And that was almost surprising, since they never stopped.

25 posted on 10/16/2010 8:09:47 AM PDT by Gorzaloon ("Mother...My Couric itches.")
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To: citizenredstater9271
Unfortunately, the epidemic of cancers and hyperthyroidism in cats has been caused by the adjuvants added to most cat vaccines to "boost" their effectiveness since cat vaccines now use killed-virus vaccines and don't work well without adjuvants. Adjuvants are extremely nasty molecules that deliberately "irritate" the immune system to unnatural super-levels of hyperactivity.

People, if you love your cats, then don't vaccinate them at all if they're indoor-only cats. Only vaccinate if they go outdoors and are likely to be in contact with wild animals or feral cats. And then vaccinate them only with adjuvant-free PureVax vaccines.

http://www.critteradvocacy.org/Feline%20Recommendations.htm

http://www.drugs.com/vet/purevax-feline-rabies.html

26 posted on 10/16/2010 8:21:23 AM PDT by catnipman
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To: citizenredstater9271

I’m petrified over the vacs given to the military.


27 posted on 10/16/2010 8:30:34 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: OCC

This is Tide. He is very healthy and has an AVID micro chip. All three of my Labs, Bart, Tide, and SusieQ have microchips. They are healthy. If they were to get lost, a quick scan will identify them. You can see Tide's page here: http://www.varmintal.com/atide.htm

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

28 posted on 10/16/2010 8:31:59 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: citizenredstater9271

Well then. When the epidemic comes, you’ll be in a race to see whether you bury your kids first or vice versa.


29 posted on 10/16/2010 8:55:28 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: ThunderSleeps

I agree. There are far more electronically active implants such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and many others. They’ve been around for decades. If this connection were true, they’d already be suing the medical implant makers for causing cancer. This is just lawyers on a fishing expedition.


30 posted on 10/16/2010 9:00:02 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: citizenredstater9271
They are already adding mercury and other molecules that cause cancer and infertility. The FDA changed its definition for what constitutes “safe” vax. Thats why i’m never getting vaxed and I will never vax my kids.

My favorite move by the FDA was, after pets were dying from melamine (plastic) added to their food by China to increase the tested protein content, setting an acceptable amount for plastic in the food.

Also real fond of their removal of CFC asthma inhalers (that actually worked) because of the shrinking ozone layer. /sarc
31 posted on 10/16/2010 9:49:29 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Locomotive Breath
If I remember right, the pacemaker uses a battery that is based off of radioactive decay. Shieled of course, but non the less used.
32 posted on 10/16/2010 4:43:13 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: DarkWaters

You’re thinking of RTGs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator

They don’t do that any more.


33 posted on 10/16/2010 6:25:12 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: Locomotive Breath

Learn something new everyday.


34 posted on 10/17/2010 9:56:36 AM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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