Skip to comments.Vatican to begin tracking clergy and employees with RFID cards
Posted on 12/06/2012 5:45:51 PM PST by haffast
We have learned today that the Vatican has decided to use an ID card that has a micro-chip device embedded inside the card that is capable of being used as a tracking device. This card will be given to clergy and employees. A source inside the Vatican acknowledged that they have been thinking about this for years, but declined to give any details of the discussions. The common name for such devices is RFID or Radio Frequency Identification devices.
The issuance of these devices will probably take place on or about Jan. 1, 2013. The Vatican sees the need for the tracking cards because of the conviction of a person for stealing the pontiff's private documents and leaking them to an Italian journalist in an embarrassing security breach that rocked the Vatican earlier this year, according to The Telegraph.
Of course, the ID/Tracking Card that the Vatican plans to implement does not (necessarily) mean that this device is actually the mark of the beast, and certainly is not the number 666, but is does signify that the Vatican has taken a new track in the way of thinking for the Catholic Church. In other words, they are willing to take a chance on new devices that are questionable when it comes to the warnings of biblical prophecy.
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How long before that piece of crap Obama and the democrat party implant a chip in all of us to track us? They’ve gotten away with a thousand liberty robbing actions that the media hasn’t reported so why wouldn’t they?
this is just a security system in a private facility fer cripesake. I swear half of FR goes nuts everytime science and technology posts are made.
ybe they can just have the chip implanted in thier right hand or forehead.
But it’s just the beginning. You’ll see.
Time to go swipe my badge so I can get into work.
This is hysteria about nothing. The “chip” is not implanted. It’s simply an electronic card that they have to swipe at certain points, just the way you have to do in any business. Heck, even back in the 1990s you had to swipe a card to get into the rest rooms in most big office buildings in NYC.
This particular event was prompted by the thefts of Vatican documents by the Pope’s butler and other trusted personnel who were apparently allowed the run of the place, even offices that had no connection with their jobs. They then sold the “incriminating” stories to the press.
Some of the topics? The Pope is concerned that Islam is going to take over and was worried about admitting Turkey to the EU because it was a Muslim country moving in a more Islamist direction. Or he refused to let the Irish bishops investigate themselves for their negligence in their youth abuse scandals in Ireland.
Not exactly damning in my eyes, but the fact that somebody was going around looking for things that might give the press ammunition against the Pope, supposedly this person’s employer, might give the Vatican a little reason to tighten up procedures.
This is not the mark of the beast, silly. It’s a system for badging in and out of places that are supposed to be private. That may or may not work well as colleagues and even strangers commonly badge one another in.
The Mark of The Pope ?
The butler did it. ;)
Maybe they considered one of the multi-biometric systems? If not, they'll learn.
Wonder what those cards will look like hanging around their necks?
Yet one more reason I stay out of NYC.
Did you see any irony in the Jewish kids putting "numbers" on their arms during the Coke/Facebook promotion? Cool huh!
Maybe they’ll discreetly build them into personalized crucifixes... seems logical for the Vatican.
Well in this case the numbers were to win prizes, not to get counted as lambs to the slaughter, but STILL... there shouldn’t have been a promotion asking kids to do that. It’s too creepy. Write them on cards maybe, but hell no I wouldn’t let my kid pen or paste a number on and I’m not even Jewish.
The Pope is well aware that the vast majority of his subordinates are not saints; some can be corrupted if enough money is offered. It is not a new aspect of the human nature.
I think you might have discovered a niche market there fella. Might run out to the barn and cobble up something.
Pictures of bikini clad daughters whizzing around on the internet? Ain't happening. And in this pervo-world, pictures of a shirtless young son not happening either.
What happened to the simple life? I was so blissfully unaware.
By entering in two innocent words on Google a couple days ago, one of the image results of Google was a picture clearly showing someone’s bare genitals, even visible in the thumbnail. So I hit the handy dandy report picture link (it was an obvious homo site). A couple of days later, the same words bring up... the same picture. (You don’t have to ask Google explicitly for images to get these little mini galleries several entries down from the top.)
You can get porn on your computer without even trying.
Here, just curious if more people than I get this.
Try (no quotes) redneck trucker.
There is a band by that name, which features the usual rural, country themed stuff you would expect, but I also got a pic of a fellow on the floor showing what only a dog should show. You’d think Google would get the hint about porn-rich sites and block them from normal searches (they have full porn options if one is really, truly curious).
I took Chrome browsers off my machines (note their “rainbow” logo and what you do with your cursor) and use other search engines like Bing, Yahoo, etc
It Gets Better: Google Employees
Google Chrome: It Gets Better
Google’s Hypocritical Anti-Bully Pulpit
Google is like the 500,000 lb. gorilla. Refusing what it really wants is difficult.
I don’t read too much into the multicolored Chrome logo. It could equally well be an oblique stylistic riff on Windows, which has long had multicolored panes. However my browser is Firefox.
Agree on gorilla.
Running FF also, for years. First impression of the Chrome logo for me was it was like a camera’s iris, eye, or space portal to WWW.
Bedtime for me. Catch you on the next thread. Goodnight!
RFID tracking by the Vatican
Great! Vatican and RFID. Can we put any more “pre-Trib” buzzwords in there, like maybe “anti-Christ” or “New World Order”, and really heat up this thread? < /sarc >
Sheesh. I’m surprised this hasn’t turned into an outright Catholic bash fest already.
thanks for the link, it’s an eye opener.