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Verichip Mailer To Me | 10-26-02 | my favorite headache

Posted on 10/26/2002 2:31:59 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Got this in my mail today...feel so warm and fuzzy that this is now growing and in my home city!

VERICHIP CORPORATION LAUNCHES NATIONAL "GET CHIPPED™" PROMOTION - FIRST 100,000 REGISTRANTS AND ALL QUALIFIED ADSX SHAREHOLDERS ELIGIBLE FOR $50 INTRODUCTORY SAVINGS

New Authorized VeriChip Centers and Distribution Centers established in Arizona, Texas and Florida

PALM BEACH, FL– October 24, 2002 – Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSX), an advanced technology development company, today announced the launch of a national "Get Chipped" promotion for VeriChip, a subdermal personal verification microchip. The first 100,000 registrants and all qualified ADSX shareholders will be eligible for a special introductory savings of $50 at the time of "chipping." Details on the "Get Chipped" promotion will be posted soon on the Company's website: www.adsx.com.

The Company also announced that it has established four new Authorized VeriChip Centers and Distribution Centers in Arizona, Texas and Florida. Including these new centers, there are now seven Authorized VeriChip Centers in the United States: Phoenix, Arizona; San Antonio, Texas; Naples, Florida; Port St. Lucie, Florida; McLean, Virginia; Boca Raton, Florida; and Sunrise, Florida.

The "Get Chipped" registration program will assist the Company in determining where and when to establish future Authorized VeriChip Centers. The Company's fully equipped mobile center - ChipMobile™ - has increased its marketing efforts in the Southeast region, maintaining a full schedule of visits to recreation and stadium events, health clinics, nursing homes, and general 'awareness' locations. Those interested in seeing a photo of the ChipMobile, or in learning more about its schedule of community visits, are invited to visit www.adsx.com.

Today's announcement comes two days after the Company issued a press release describing a ruling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that VeriChip is not a regulated medical device "for security, financial, and personal identification/safety applications."

As previously described by the Company, the marketing of VeriChip involves these three main categories:

VeriChip Subscribers (individuals who decide to "get chipped");

Authorized VeriChip Centers (healthcare facilities/distribution points where the sales of VeriChip and "chipping" procedures take place); and

VeriChip System Affiliates (including law enforcement organizations, EMTs, hospitals, search and rescue units, nursing homes, commercial enterprises and government agencies) that will employ the proprietary VeriChip scanners for identification purposes.

These three categories are all supported by the Global VeriChip Subscriber (GVS) Registry, which provides immediate access to a secure database containing Subscriber-supplied, personal verification information. The GVS Registry service is hosted and maintained by Digital Angel Corporation's (Amex: DOC) state-of-the-art operations centers in Riverside, California, and Owings, Maryland.

Those interested in becoming VeriChip subscribers, in establishing an Authorized VeriChip Center, or in becoming an affiliate or partner in marketing VeriChip are invited to subscribe on-line or call this toll free phone number: 1 800-970-CHIP (2447).

Based on the FDA's recent ruling, the Company will focus its initial U.S. marketing efforts on very promising applications for VeriChip related to security, financial anti-fraud and personal identification/safety.

In the security field, the Company is actively developing applications for VeriChip in a variety of security, defense, homeland security and secure-access applications. These opportunities include using VeriChip to control authorized access to government installations and private-sector buildings, nuclear power plants, national research laboratories, correctional facilities, and sensitive transportation resources. VeriChip is able to function as a stand-alone, tamper-proof personal verification technology or it can operate in conjunction with other security technologies such as standard ID badges and advanced biometric devices (e.g. retina scanners, thumbprint readers or face recognition devices). The concept of using VeriChip as a means for secure access could also be extended to include a range of consumer products such as PCs, laptops, cars, cell phones, and even homes and apartments.

In the financial arena, the Company sees enormous, untapped potential for VeriChip as a personal verification technology that could help to prevent fraudulent access to banking (especially via ATMs) and credit card accounts. VeriChip's tamper-proof, personal verification technology would provide banking and credit card customers with the added protection of knowing their accounts could not be accessed unless they themselves initiated -- and were physically present during -- the transaction.

One of the most promising areas being explored relates to identity theft protection. Crime statistics show that identity theft claims hundreds of thousands of victims every year. VeriChip offers a simple solution: a tamper-proof, personal verification technology that will deter identity theft by making it virtually impossible for criminal elements to access someone else's financial accounts and records.

About VeriChip™ VeriChip is a miniaturized radio frequency identification device (RFID) that can be used in a variety of security, financial, emergency identification and healthcare applications. About the size of a grain of rice, each VeriChip product contains a unique verification number and will be available in several formats, some of which will be insertable under the skin. The verification number is captured by briefly passing a proprietary scanner over the VeriChip. A small amount of radio frequency energy passes from the scanner energizing the dormant VeriChip, which then emits a radio frequency signal transmitting the verification number. "Getting chipped" is a simple, outpatient procedure that lasts just a few minutes and involves only local anesthetic and insertion of the chip. VeriChip Corporation and its parent company, Applied Digital Solutions, are working with federal regulators to ensure full compliance with applicable regulations. VeriChip Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions.

About Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. Applied Digital Solutions is an advanced technology development company that focuses on a range of life-enhancing, personal safeguard technologies, early warning alert systems, miniaturized power sources and security monitoring systems combined with the comprehensive data management services required to support them. Through its Advanced Technology Group, the company specializes in security-related data collection, value-added data intelligence and complex data delivery systems for a wide variety of end users including commercial operations, government agencies and consumers. Applied Digital Solutions is the beneficial owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX: DOC). For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.adsx.com


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Florida; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 1984; bigbrother; verichip
Why oh why do I feel so creeped out about this? Also the fact that it feels like the book 1984 here? This is the mark of the beast and revelations for Christ sakes!
1 posted on 10/26/2002 2:31:59 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Security Identification In the security field, the company is actively developing applications for VeriChip in a variety of security, defense, homeland security and secure-access applications. These opportunities include using VeriChip to control authorized access to government installations and private-sector buildings, nuclear power plants, national research laboratories, correctional facilities, and sensitive transportation resources. VeriChip can enhance airport security, airline security, cruise ship security, intelligent transportation and port congestion management. In these markets, VeriChip could function as a stand-alone, tamper-proof personal verification technology or it could operate in conjunction with other security technologies such as standard ID badges and advanced biometric devices (i.e. retina scanners, thumbprint readers or face recognition devices). The Company recently unveiled VeriPass(tm) and VeriTag(tm), which will allow airport and port security personnel to link a VeriChip subscriber to his or her luggage (both during check-in and on the airplane), flight manifest logs and airline or law enforcement software databases. The concept of using VeriChip as a means for secure access could also be extended to include a range of consumer products such as PCs, laptops, cars, cell phones, and even homes and apartments.

Financial Identification

In the financial arena, the company sees enormous, untapped potential for VeriChip as a personal verification technology that could help to curb identity theft and prevent fraudulent access to banking (especially via ATMs) and credit card accounts. VeriChip's tamper-proof, personal verification technology would provide banking and credit card customers with the added protection of knowing their accounts could not be accessed unless they themselves initiated -- and were physically present during -- the transaction.

2 posted on 10/26/2002 2:32:22 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
VeriChip™ VeriChip is a miniaturized, implantable radio frequency identification device (RFID) that has the potential to be used in a variety of security, financial, and other applications. About the size of a grain of rice, each VeriChip product contains a unique verification number and will be available in several formats. The verification number is captured by briefly passing a proprietary scanner over the VeriChip. A small amount of radio frequency energy passes from the scanner energizing the dormant VeriChip, which then emits a radio frequency signal transmitting the verification number.


3 posted on 10/26/2002 2:35:24 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
It's spooky. I see a bunch of people refusing this. But then again people worried about credit cards at first as well. It probably won't be mandatory at first unless another 9-11 happens. But it might become the new thing and become ubiquitous as cell phones...
4 posted on 10/26/2002 2:37:23 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
1984 was a great year - it would be nice to be back there!
5 posted on 10/26/2002 2:37:55 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: My Favorite Headache
What is it that makes some Americans so mentally weak that they want an eye in the sky to look after them? Do they have no b@lls?

Pathetic.

No chip for me. I take care of myself.

6 posted on 10/26/2002 2:38:42 PM PDT by LibKill
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To: My Favorite Headache
Miniaturized, Implantable Identification Technology

VeriChip Corporation's ChipMobile

The ChipMobile is on the Move!
See if the ChipMobile is coming to your town!
Click here for the latest Chipmobile Schedule

7 posted on 10/26/2002 2:39:51 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: LibKill
Agreed! This spooks the hell out of me to be honest....wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much information.
8 posted on 10/26/2002 2:40:40 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Chi-townChief
It actually is my favorite year ever. Great music and films. One of the best years of my life really next to 1988.
9 posted on 10/26/2002 2:41:17 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Great music and films.

Reagan was President. (Little did I know then HOW GOOD WE HAD IT!)

10 posted on 10/26/2002 2:43:24 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: My Favorite Headache
And how bad we'd have it ten years later...
11 posted on 10/26/2002 2:44:15 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
That as well! I was so ready to ping you to this thread...hahahaha.
12 posted on 10/26/2002 2:44:33 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Sabertooth; JohnHuang2; Shermy; Seeking the truth; maccraze; AAABEST; WALLACE212; summer
Thoughts??
13 posted on 10/26/2002 2:45:26 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
2002 on my calendar
14 posted on 10/26/2002 3:09:29 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: My Favorite Headache
Revelations 13:16-17

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:

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.

15 posted on 10/26/2002 3:10:54 PM PDT by Spiritus Gladius
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To: Spiritus Gladius
a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads

No worries, they'll just put it in your a$$. ;-)
16 posted on 10/26/2002 3:20:13 PM PDT by billybudd
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To: My Favorite Headache
I wish people like Joseph Farah would stop demonizing technology and start thinking about how to manage inevitable technological change. Face it, the world is changing drastically and there is no way to stop technology from evolving. This implantable chip could be used in a good way, helping with medical emergencies, etc. It could also be used in an evil way, acting as a government tracking device. But these possibilities depend entirely on our choosing them - the technology itself is morally inert.
17 posted on 10/26/2002 3:24:30 PM PDT by billybudd
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To: My Favorite Headache
I don't know about Orwell's 1984, but the thought of the mark of the beast creeps me out.

Btw, how ya been?

5.56mm

18 posted on 10/26/2002 3:24:42 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: billybudd
I wish people like Joseph Farah would stop demonizing technology and start thinking about how to manage inevitable technological change. Face it, the world is changing drastically and there is no way to stop technology from evolving. This implantable chip could be used in a good way, helping with medical emergencies, etc. It could also be used in an evil way, acting as a government tracking device. But these possibilities depend entirely on our choosing them - the technology itself is morally inert.

Change is not only inevidable....the chip will be used in a "good way"...TRUST ME

19 posted on 10/26/2002 3:30:12 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Spiritus Gladius
A lot of things have been happening that point to revelations lately no? More and more?
20 posted on 10/26/2002 3:32:39 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Teacher317
Cute
21 posted on 10/26/2002 3:32:54 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: M Kehoe
Doin ok, yourself? My boy just turned 3 a few days ago...already speaking 2 languages. Think I should have the chip mobile stop on by and plant one in him?

22 posted on 10/26/2002 3:34:20 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
You'll know it's 1984 the night that suddenly, without
missing a beat, Iraq is no longer mentioned in the media
and Iran is the enemy.
23 posted on 10/26/2002 3:40:07 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: My Favorite Headache
My boy just turned 3 a few days ago...already speaking 2 languages.

Cool. Tell that fine lad buenas noches for me.

Ya know, even though with all the RAT voter fraud, Jeb will probably win big, but if there is another 2000 we'll be down there to see you again. Take care guy.

5.56mm

24 posted on 10/26/2002 4:08:27 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
10-4 on that. Thanks and will do.
25 posted on 10/26/2002 10:16:22 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Bump
26 posted on 10/26/2002 11:38:41 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Well it seem neutral to me. Assuming one can decide what to put on the chip. For instance a biker could get "born to ride" on theirs. A rocker "rock and roll will never die". A moslem "there is no god but Allah" ... everyone could put blood types. Real hard asses should get one that says "f*ck you" and contains no other information.

It's just another technology, for now.
27 posted on 10/26/2002 11:45:40 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black
Until another way of mandatorly getting one years down the road comes.
28 posted on 10/26/2002 11:47:06 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Is it 1984

When I saw the angry boos for Hillary changed by VH-1 into rousing cheers on the official DVD of the "Concert for Heroes", it was the Ministry of Truth which came to life on my TV screen.

The Democrats and their media shills have worked hard for 35 years to put Orwell's worst nightmare into practical operation in our government, media, and schools.

Unless they are defeated, digraced and destroyed, the far left will take over this nation and disband the Constitution within a century, if not before.

29 posted on 10/26/2002 11:47:33 PM PDT by montag813
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Amen. The truth will always be known however what they all stooped to and erase the boos and put in cheers. VH-1 has turned out to be a real liberal visual toilet.
30 posted on 10/26/2002 11:50:06 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Bump
31 posted on 10/27/2002 11:16:41 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: greasyHeart
LOL the Super Bowl commercial...I don't even have to click the link.
33 posted on 10/27/2002 2:01:09 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Sunday evening bump
34 posted on 10/27/2002 7:52:55 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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