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U.S. School District to Begin Microchipping Students
Naturalnews.com ^ | June 16, 2008 | David Gutierrez

Posted on 06/17/2008 5:46:32 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett

(NaturalNews) A Rhode Island school district has announced a pilot program to monitor student movements by means of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips implanted in their schoolbags.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: aclu; bigbrother; education; microchipping; privacy; rfid; schools
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1 posted on 06/17/2008 5:46:32 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Big Brother loves your kids...under his watchful eye and control.


2 posted on 06/17/2008 5:48:34 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Homeschool. The public education system is a scary place to be.


3 posted on 06/17/2008 5:50:06 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

No way. Not now - not ever.


4 posted on 06/17/2008 5:50:17 PM PDT by Eurale
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Ping!


5 posted on 06/17/2008 5:51:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
Thank God... two more years and the last one is done.

And no, I don't need to hear from the home school/private school crowd, thank you very much.

6 posted on 06/17/2008 5:52:31 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Eurale

To which are you referring?? The article or to my suggestion of homeschooling??


7 posted on 06/17/2008 5:52:45 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: GOP_Lady

Ping!


8 posted on 06/17/2008 5:53:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Are the schoolbags chained to the students?


9 posted on 06/17/2008 5:53:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

This “pilot program” will not have an equal number of takeoffs and landings!


10 posted on 06/17/2008 5:53:15 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Next thing you know, they’ll want these on all motor vehicles for taxation and speed enforcement purposes. This kind of stuff really gets under my skin.


11 posted on 06/17/2008 5:53:44 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: ItsForTheChildren
(ok. Got it! :~))

12 posted on 06/17/2008 5:57:22 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: mylife

That’s what I was thinking. Kids are sneaky. If they don’t want to be found....


13 posted on 06/17/2008 5:58:52 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Well, it’s about time someone started keeping track of those school bags. My kids lost an average of two per year throughout their elementary years...


14 posted on 06/17/2008 5:59:32 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Ya pay a kid in your class to put your schoolbag inside his or hers and then you ditch class.


15 posted on 06/17/2008 6:00:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

Won’t be long until employers are doing the same thing. It’s only a small stretch to imagine the govt mandating it for everyone. Your car is already tracked as well as your cell phone.


16 posted on 06/17/2008 6:00:32 PM PDT by saganite
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

The school district says that its current plan is no different than other programs already in place for parentsto monitor their children’s school experience. For example, parents can already check on their children’s attendance records and what they have for lunch, said district Superintendent Rosemary Kraeger.

Brown disputed this argument. The school is perfectly entitled to track its buses, he said, but “it’s a quantitative leap to monitor children themselves.” He raised the question of whether unauthorized individuals could use easily available RFID readers to find out students’ private information and monitor their movements.

Because the pilot program is being provided to the school district at no cost, it did not require approval from the Rhode Island ethics commission.

http://operationawakening.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/rhode-island-school-district-to-track-kids-with-rfid/


17 posted on 06/17/2008 6:01:03 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (http://eaglecooler.wordpress.com/)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

It doesnt look real to me either.

On the other hand it begs a question

How big a magnet to disable those chips?


18 posted on 06/17/2008 6:01:03 PM PDT by Chickensoup ( A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: wintertime

ping


19 posted on 06/17/2008 6:04:55 PM PDT by wintertime (A mother is as happy as her least successful child.)
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To: mylife
"Are the schoolbags chained to the students?"

No, and you know without a doubt that the kids will be "gaming the system" on this one. They will invent new ways to confound and confuse the school administration trying to keep track of them, and they will get big laughs from it. The kids won't see it as the intrusiveness of "Big Brother", but I'm confident they won't all just fall in line and make it easy for the school.

20 posted on 06/17/2008 6:05:12 PM PDT by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: PubliusMM

So my question would be, is the school, ie government, going to supply these bookbags with the RFID attached or is it something each parent is going to have to pay “extra” for each year?


21 posted on 06/17/2008 6:07:24 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

The article - of course.


22 posted on 06/17/2008 6:08:08 PM PDT by Eurale
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

There is a pilot program in Dallas where they put a tracking device on several students that are well known for not showing up to class. According to the news it has worked beyond their expectations and the kids are excelling in class, now that they are there. One said, “hey I can’t hide.”


23 posted on 06/17/2008 6:08:47 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: saganite
*Your car is already tracked as well as your cell phone.Your car is already tracked as well as your cell phone.*

Soon to be your TV also. (DTV)

24 posted on 06/17/2008 6:08:59 PM PDT by mommadooo3 (Old concept in justice. If the law won't take care of it, it's just us.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
We need to microchip public employees, politicians, and their contributors or else!
25 posted on 06/17/2008 6:10:29 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

“Because the pilot program is being provided to the school district at no cost, it did not require approval from the Rhode Island ethics commission.”

Amazing. If something is free of charge then it is automatically ethical.
Are they so stupid as to not ask WHY the program is free ?

Also, this chipping of people has been foisted (as predicted by many) on the voiceless and the vulnerable: Children, elderly/infirm/crazy/demented. Who’s next ?


26 posted on 06/17/2008 6:13:33 PM PDT by biscuit jane
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Now there's an idea worth exploring!! I'd vote for it in half a heartbeat. Write up a draft resolution and we'll see how far can get! lol
27 posted on 06/17/2008 6:13:46 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: ItsForTheChildren

What about the grandkids?


28 posted on 06/17/2008 6:13:53 PM PDT by jabchae
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To: saganite
"Your car is already tracked as well as your cell phone."

That is exactly why I don't run right out and get the latest, newest vehicle or cell phone. Neither of our vehicles are trackable and my cell phone is old enough that it does not have GPS (and I know this for a fact because I work for the cell company that provides the service). I don't know what I'll do when the time comes to upgrade my phone....maybe get out of the cell phone business and ditch the cell (it's a nice convenience, but I don't really need it).

29 posted on 06/17/2008 6:16:06 PM PDT by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

OMG MARK OF THE BEAST!

DOOM! DOOM!

I Beat yeah to it! Nanner nanner!


30 posted on 06/17/2008 6:18:05 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; All

Has there been any hint of that hysteria on the thread so far? I just happen to like my privacy. Thank you very much!


31 posted on 06/17/2008 6:20:12 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: engrpat

“There is a pilot program in Dallas where they put a tracking device on several students that are well known for not showing up to class. According to the news it has worked beyond their expectations and the kids are excelling in class, now that they are there. One said, “hey I can’t hide.”

Yep. Select groups of people are chipped, the positive results are touted, the chipping expands...

And Google-Earth portrays our private property across the internet for all the world to snoop in ...
And “smart” homes upload our personal living habits...

And our RFID chips provide our medical/health status to our grocer’s computer which in turn allows or prevents our purchases of various food items,alochol, tobbacco etc..

Okay I’ll stop my tin-foil-hat-rant. :)


32 posted on 06/17/2008 6:21:44 PM PDT by biscuit jane
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I don’t see how this would have the effect of monitoring anything but the movements of their school bags. Which they can easily trade around, leave behind at school when they leave campus to play hookey, etc.


33 posted on 06/17/2008 6:23:50 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
Get them used to the idea when their young and when it comes time for
everybody to be chipped, they'll fall in line by saying,
"well, we had chips and it never hurt us" in the next generation..
34 posted on 06/17/2008 6:25:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: ItsForTheChildren
Thank God... two more years and the last one is done.

Didn't enjoy your kids much eh? You should have home-schooled them, you might have gotten to know them better.

And thanks for caring about the rest of tagged humanity too.

35 posted on 06/17/2008 6:30:05 PM PDT by Theophilus (Nothing can make Americans safer than to stop aborting them.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

“I have no idea why my kids RFID tag keeps burning out. Microwaves you say? Huh... I guess I’ll have to have my home checked. Sorry about that.”


36 posted on 06/17/2008 6:38:07 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Ya know... it’s amazing what a “cow magnet” does to the RF chip when it comes in close proximity to it.

Hmmmmmm, most rural feed stores stock plenty of cow magnets most all the time. They’re useful for all kinds of things. Seems like the kind of thing that a kid should carry in their backpack, just in case they need it.

Note: I don’t own stock in either feed stores or cow magnet mfg. companies. [grin]


37 posted on 06/17/2008 6:39:22 PM PDT by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Which is exactly why I said they’re sneaky! :~D I was a kid myself. I knew where the good snacks were stashed at home! And I still watched The Wonderful World of Disney Sunday nights from the hallway after being sent to bed! lol Oh, the good ole’ days when that was the extent of bad behavior. :~/


38 posted on 06/17/2008 6:41:06 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

The schools are turning into prisons.


39 posted on 06/17/2008 6:42:36 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

The schools are turning into prisons.


40 posted on 06/17/2008 6:42:36 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Disambiguator
This kind of stuff really gets under my skin.

That's next.

41 posted on 06/17/2008 6:42:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I hope the kids rebel by sticking each chip to the side of a different four-wheeler leaving town.

Or mail them to LA.

Or just swap backpacks.


42 posted on 06/17/2008 6:47:06 PM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: Theophilus; ItsForTheChildren
Didn't enjoy your kids much eh? You should have home-schooled them, you might have gotten to know them better.

What a pompous asshole thing to say. You should apologize but I know from your post that you aren't man enough.

Some of you homeschoolers make me sick. Do you homeschool to keep the teachers from seeing the bruises?

43 posted on 06/17/2008 6:53:19 PM PDT by Eaker (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to have TheMom kill everyone you meet.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

30 seconds in the microwave


44 posted on 06/17/2008 6:53:50 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: AdaGray

You’re more right than you know. Have you seen some of the new schools they’ve built recently?? They do look exactly like prisons, imo.


45 posted on 06/17/2008 6:54:44 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: ItsForTheChildren

LOL! Great post.

I have two teens in high school (now, 11th and 12th grades, public high school) and two in Catholic (5th and 7th).

We’ve been doing the whole college thing lately for the senior, so now we’re focused on getting through all that ;) In the process of planning a *college visit* for July and trying to make a mini vacation out of it. Kid’s first choice is Penn State (my husband and I are alums) so trying to make a vacation out of the visit this summer.


46 posted on 06/17/2008 6:59:42 PM PDT by Twink
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To: Eaker; Theophilus; ItsForTheChildren

Ya’ll aren’t going to turn what’s only my 3rd thread posting into a free-for-all over homeschooling, are you?? Is this the kind of example of rudeness you set for your kids? Gees. :~( I’d hoped to post threads that were thought provoking, not argument provoking!


47 posted on 06/17/2008 7:00:50 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: mylife

I wish they were (sorta). My two youngest lose everything, backpacks included!


48 posted on 06/17/2008 7:01:03 PM PDT by Twink
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To: Eaker

Yep. That was a nasty post.

Have I told you lately that you rock? :)


49 posted on 06/17/2008 7:07:53 PM PDT by Twink
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To: biscuit jane

I agree it can and could well become a slippery slope and get out of control. I made by post just for food for thought that in certain cases it just may help some individuals.


50 posted on 06/17/2008 7:09:01 PM PDT by engrpat
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