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RFID Chips Gain Popularity In Mexico

August 23, 2011 by  

RFID Chips Gain Popularity In Mexico

The Washington Post reported on Sunday that amid concerns of increasing incidents of kidnappings in Mexico, many residents of the country are turning to what the paper calls “under-the-skin” tracking devices for a sense of safety.

A Mexican congressional report that detailed a 317 percent increase in kidnappings in the country in the past five years has apparently driven Mexican citizens to seek new means of protecting themselves in a country where firearm ownership is heavily regulated. The article said that the Mexican company, Xega, which reportedly sells radio frequency identification (RFID) devices to the public and performs implantation procedures of the devices, has increased sales of the product by 40 percent recently.

“Unfortunately, it’s been good for business but bad for the country,” said Xega executive Diego Kuri, referring to the kidnappings. “Thirty percent of our clients arrive after someone in their family has already experienced a kidnapping.”

The article states that Mexican media have estimated that as many as 10,000 people in the country have elected to have RFID chips implanted into their bodies, at costs up to as much as $2,000 upfront and $2,000 per annum for tracking services.

According to the article, most American scientists doubt the abilities of the chips, which are about the size of a grain of rice, to communicate with GPS satellites without the use of a larger external transmitter.

RFID technology first made headlines in the United States around 2007 when the technology was considered for use by medical professionals in patients with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, despite screams of disapproval from privacy advocates. While the future of RFID technology remains murky, many people believe under-the-skin chips will one day become a fact of life for entire populations.

”Soon RFID tags will be in everything from pharmaceuticals to clothing. Exclusive clothiers are already using the tags to recognize customers as they walk in the door from what they are wearing,” reads a report on political radio host Alex Jones’ website, Infowars.com. The article predicts a future “cashless society” in which every individual is implanted with an RFID chip that would be linked to personal bank accounts, medical records and any number of personal identifiers.

 

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Bruce

    HELLO! Is there anybody in there, is there anyone at home?
    Really with the death count at well over 45,000 along the areas of the US that connect with Mexico from Texas to CalIfornia in just under 2 years. Lets see a RFD chip will keep you safe? But keep you safe from what, thats the question? Oh and as the people of Mexico are not wealthy afterall they are working in the USA to send money back to Mexico as the average yearly wage of a working Mexican in Mexico is just $1800.00, so how is it they can afford to get chipped with an RFD Chip?

    • Elizabeth

      Good question Bruce!!!
      Besides,the chip protects you not. It only identifies you after the fact.

      • 45caliber

        It also identifies you to the government so it will be harder to hide from them. Especially if they require scans before they sell you food …

        • Raggs

          BINGO.. and BRAVO.. :) .45 I think you have it….

        • exbobbie

          Hi 45, WOW, hold your horses, do you think we could use this system to track em down here, holy ‘chips’ Batman, wouldn’t that be great, what a round up that could be. OH CRAP I just woke up, what a dream.

          • Kate8

            What I want to know is, what’s to stop the bad guys from just cutting the chips out?

          • DanB

            Why would the bad guys cut them out? Oh, wait, they might cut them out of others? A whole new way to steal someone’s identity. Or, give them enough time and computing power, and they will be able to create fake chips that they won’t even have to cut them out of you to steal your identity. Or, perhaps they will alter the computer systems and steal your property since your property right will all be digital…. And the list goes on how.

            Want to know how criminals can use RFID against you right now? Last I knew they haven’t cracked RFID encryption — yet. However, that is not necessary in order to use RFID against you. You see, you don’t have to crack the encryption to do basic identification of the user. Want to find a US citizen to kidnap, just find a RFID that practically screams US citizen (some US passports have a RFID chip). You could do this safely from within your van, scan the passersby. Wait until a good candidate swings by and instantly you’ve got your kidnapped US citizen. Isn’t it RFID so nice?!

            Personally, I think we need to change our paradigm about personal security. Those who say that it will only be useful to identify you after you’ve been killed are only half correct. It can be used to identify you before you killed, and it doesn’t have to the law that uses it to identify you. Imagine if your employer could use it to track you. Or the criminals, and you know criminals already don’t care much for certain laws so why should they care about any laws that might make it illegal to use RFID to track citizens?

          • Kate8

            Dan b. – You make some good points.

            BTW, I was thinking about the bad guys cutting the chips out of their kidnap victims so they couldn’t be tracked.

        • Cawmun Cents

          I wonder how long it will take enerprising folks down there,to remove the chips from the headless,chopped up corpses,and surgically implant them in someone else.That is what you call i(dead)ity theft.-CC.

    • wandamurline

      If they actually wanted to help the people, they could allow them to have firearms where they could protect themselves. This is the chip that the US government will want to implant here to “keep us safe”…just wait…the first step into the New World Order….you are already getting radiated and illegally searched at the airports in an attempt to “keep you safe” and millions of Americans believe it is a good thing…just wait….more is on the way if we continue to allow the Demorats and Obumer to run this country. Vote in 2012 like your life depends on it, because it does.

      • Raggs

        wandamurline… You stated that if they wanted to help people they would allow them to have guns… They did it was called the fast-n-furious…. In other words they knew damm well the guns sent there by eric holder and oblama were going to be used in killing people.. that is all the help you can expect…

  • http://aol.com sean murrey ILLInio

    You can keep it in Mexico we dont want it here i dont like big brother fellowing me around.

  • Const40

    Could this be the “mark of the beast” “for our own good”?

    • 45caliber

      Certainly.

    • Christin

      Const40,

      Yes, the RFID chip is definitely the “Mark of the Beast”… “666″ for the cashless society that Alex Jones speaks about on Infowars.

      Revelation 13:16-17

      “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. …18 His number is 666.”

      The beast is satan. He will appear on earth as a powerful, awesome being (that leaves BHO out). He will claim that he is God.

      “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”… Joshua 24:15.

      Again… a new (old – Bible) idea will be come a FORCED law all in the ‘name of ‘safety’.”

      And guess what, EVERYONE (except the Beast, False Prophet and Anti-Christ) will have to take the MARK (so much for class warfare), except those who become Christians after the Tribulation when the Anti-Christ appears; they will go underground.

      $2000 sounds like a great deal of money and then again every year to monitor it… wow, who can afford that, especially in Mexico?
      Can you see the gov telling every one to line up and get a chip after a ‘crisis’ {maybe the Biblical Rapture of the Church) so they can locate their loved ones.

      A RFID chip can only identify you later, NOT protect you from harm… give the citizenry their GUNS back!

      • Raggs

        Christin… good points… Let us not forget the oblamacare that with “our interest” in mind we will be required to submit.. It is a very EVIL thing from a very EVIL man.

        • Christin

          You are so right Raggs.

    • Raggs

      Const40.. ABSOLUTELY!!!
      If you are new to this thread I suggested 3 years ago that oblama is the desolate one…

  • eddie47d

    A Presidential candidate in Mexico Diego Fernandez de Cevallos was kidnapped last year. He had a chip implanted in his arm. The problem was is that the kidnappers knew about it and sliced open his arm and took it out right there in his home. The kidnappers held him for 7 months and then released him without further harm and no ransom was paid. Some believe the police were involved in his ordeal. These chips are still popular although some don’t work too well and a few who pay for them are being scammed.

  • 45caliber

    Well, they probably won’t be able to find the victims after they are kidnapped and certainly won’t stop the kidnapping but they may be able to identify the bodies when they dig them up.

    • Raggs

      Thats not it tho… an RFID chip is of no use on a dead body… but I’m sure the use on a live being is exactly the plan… Afterall what good is a FEMA camp unless you have live sheeple to put in it?

  • Elevenarrows

    I can remember when the newest thing was implanting a birth control device in a woman’s arm. They turned out to not work so well, I think. Then, they starting chipping the pets…to “help an owner find them if they went missing”. Now I’ve heard of parents considering chipping kids to keep them from all those child predators out there. Some companies are using biometrics to give access to secured areas to employees. Welcome to the scary future, folks. It is always “for our own good”, but they would have to hold me down kicking and screaming to implant a chip in me or mine….unfortunately, I suspect they won’t mind holding people down at all.
    I am thankful for the SC legislature’s bold stand against RealID. You should read what they had to say about it…one of my state’s finest moments. We’d better all resist the RealID and anything like it.

    • Raggs

      They WILL have to dodge bullets in order to implant me!

  • s c

    So Mexicans can’t afford it? Not a problem! Without a doubt, we have an airhead in the W H will float loans or create bailouts so Mexicans can get implants. Of course, they will find Mexicans who don’t want it, but they’ll just have to shut up and go along with it – if they want to be seen as GOOD Mexicans, that is.
    That has a familiar stench to it, doesn’t it? That almost sounds like something some corrupt, scummy politicians in America might think about. But, that can’t happen HERE, can it?

    • Raggs

      Maybe the will raise a new form of Mexican jumping beans that speak english?

    • Kate8

      s c – It has been reported that the PTB want the world population chipped by 2015.

      Kind of puts the Timeline on our doorstep, don’t ‘cha think?

      • s c

        Kate8, you can be sure that individuals and groups have lusted after America for many years (I’d say almost back to the 18th century). It’s our in-house domestic enemies who concern me the most.
        By the way, anybody who tells you that a chip doesn’t give someone immediate ownership over whoever has an implant is nothing less than a LIAR. Let them implant themselves. It could be said that they deserve it.

  • ONTIME

    We could do the same thing with illegals on this side of the border and help them out but some sissie would cry about their illegal rights being violated….

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    BUZZLE.COM
    RFID Chip in Humans
    RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) has been in existence for around 50 years, but very few of us are aware of having used it. RFID chip in humans is just an advancement of this technology. What is this technology used for and what are its pros and cons? We will deal with these questions and many other such queries in this article.
    Many of us are not even aware of having used the RFID technology, at least once in our life time. Before starting off with explaining RFID chips in humans, we need to understand what is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and what is it used for. Radio Frequency Identification technology is used for tracking goods, animals and even humans.

    An RFID tag consists of two parts; an integrated circuit chip and an antenna. The antenna can identify the chip, even if it does not fall in its line of sight. Thus, RFID is a very effective way of detection. Now, just compare it to the bar code technology, used while selling products in a shopping mall. Each product is individually scanned for the bill to be made. Now, if RFID technology is used in the same place, then you can place all the products you wish to purchase in the same basket and all the products can be detected simultaneously. The billing of the products that you purchase can be in fact done very fast using this technology. Let us try to get into a little more detail as to how does the RFID technology work.

    There are basically three types of RFID tags, active RFID tags, passive RFID tags and battery assisted passive RFID tags. An active RFID tag has an inbuilt battery to trigger the signals through the antenna. The passive RFID tags do not have any internal battery and need an external source to help trigger radio frequency signals through the RFID tag. The battery assisted passive RFID tag require a battery to start off the device but have significant amount of power to carry on the signal transmission process. Every RFID tag is given an unique number, similar to an user identification number. The processing device reads the tag and hence, finds out information about the article. This is the basic principle of working of devices using RFID technology.

    Now, let us take a look at the RFID frequency. High frequency RFID systems, typically operate in the frequency ranges 850 MHz to 950 MHz and 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz. These devices can transmit over a range as high as 90 feet. Low frequency RFID systems have small ranges, somewhere around 6 feet and operate at a frequency of 30 Khz to 500 Khz. RFID is also sometimes referred to as Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC). Now without wasting anymore time in explaining what the RFID technology exactly is, let us take a look at the use of RFID chip in humans.

    RFID Chip in Humans

    The question is where did this idea come from. How would it prove to be convenient or by any means prove to be of some use to humans. Many people have contradictory opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of RFID implant in humans. Well the idea was simple. You can pay for services that you avail through the radio frequency identification chips.

    Another important application is in the case of medicals. It can be used for storing a person’s medical history. The medical history of a person can be stored in RFID chips. So, if a person is brought into a hospital under serious conditions, it would become extremely useful for the medical practitioner to know the patient’s medical history, just by using a scanner that recognizes the RFID chip implanted in that particular person. This was the reason why the US Food and Drug Administration allowed implanting RFID chips in humans. These chips are as small as the grains of rice. The purpose was specifically for patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other such complex diseases. Many people have a wrong conception that the RFID chip implanted in a human contains data of the patient’s medical history. This is however wrong. As already mentioned, the RFID chip just contains a unique number. It is through this number that the details of the patient’s medical history can be retrieved from a master database.

    Advantages and Disadvantages of RFID Chip in Humans

    Just as in the case of any other technology, the RFID chip has its own share of pros and cons. Many people debate over the use of RFID chip in humans and consider that it will take away their privacy. We do not need to explain the uses or advantages of RFID chip in humans, as they have been explained in a much detailed manner in the last section. Let us rather take a look at what are its possible disadvantages. There are some complications that may arise because of an RFID chip implanted in a humans. These complications which may arise have in fact been marked by the US, Food and Drug Administration. These chips can cause problems when a patient is going through an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). One possible risk is the migration of the implanted transponder and in some cases the chip may also cause adverse tissue reaction. For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of this entire technology, you can refer the articles, pros and cons of RFID technology and advantages and disadvantages of RFID technology.

    RFID Cost

    We are now probably at the right point to deal with the cost of RFID implant in humans. Well, first and foremost, the US government has made strict laws which says that no person or no organization can force an individual to get an RFID chip implanted. RFID chips nowadays cost somewhere around 50 cents. The RFID chip implant is done through a surgical procedure in which a chip of the dimension of 12 mm X 2.2 mm is implanted under the human skin.

    RFID chips have been in use through a number of ways already. Product tracking, animal tracking, inventory control and passports are just a few of its application. However, mass implant of RFID chip in humans, will need to undergo some debates on privacy issues and medical issues, before it is used in a very large scale.
    By Shah Newaz Alam

    • Raggs

      Regardless of your so-called excuses to get one… You will have a bullet implant if you even try it on me!

      • 45caliber

        Don’t joke, Raggs. I’ve seen at least one report that stated that they were looking at injecting their tags in wild animals by shooting them there. If they can do it to animals, they can do that to humans too.

    • 45caliber

      As I understand it, this tech is in all credit cards and bank cards.

      • Kate8

        45 – I read a few years ago that you could tell if your DL or credit cards had chips by putting them in the microwave for 10 seconds.

        If they POP, they’re chipped.

        So, of course, I set about microwaving all of my credit cards.

        Sure enough, they POPPED!! All of them.

        I haven’t got up the nerve to nuke my driver’s license.

        Virtually every state’s DL’s are now RFID compliant.

        • Christin

          Kate8,

          You have done your homework!

          So can you still use your credit cards or are they ‘toast’ so to speak?

          Do the credit cards (and Driver’s License) have to have the RFID CHIP to work?

          They are already ‘chipping’ people’s pets so “if they wander off or are stolen they can be returned to the owner if found.” Have you read any articles about the animals’ well-being?

          • Kate8

            Christin – I got rid of my credit cards, and I only used them to make purchases over the phone or the web, so I don’t know if they would still swipe.

            I haven’t ‘popped’ my debit card.

            As far as chipping pets, yes, they cause problems. There is high incidence of tumors at or near the site of the chip. The only chips I’ve seen in pets are those you can scan to determine its owner, not used for tracking. Or so I was told.

            When you are implanted with a chip, you are subject to direct wireless microwaves in your body. They can use disruptive frequencies to make you ill, compliant, deranged or any other thing they might want, including kill you.

            What a perfect way to control our every move, our every thought.

            I believe this is why, once received, the mark renders you completely lost. You no longer are in command of your own being.

    • s c

      cm, so you’re out of your closet at last. Do we address you as comrade or ‘world citizen’ or something else? I was wondering when you’d stop your internet link rants and get back to more ‘regular’ responses.
      Are you being paid to ‘inform us’ about the great wonders of RFID chips, or is this a rush job that nets you a few more dollars?
      You’re a real piece of work. Be proud – while you can. As the old saying goes, ‘nothing lasts forever.’

  • Kate8

    The MIC has been chipping people all over the world for decades now, for purposes of mind-control experimentation. One of the programs was called MK-ultra, and involves MILLIONS of people, without their consent.

    These people became literally wireless receivers, and hear audible voices which frighten them and influence their behavior. It was learned that certain frequencies produced particular emotions, moods and behaviors.

    Sadly, so many of these people were deemed insane, schizophrenic. Intelligent, bright, motivated young people with so much promise have had their lives destroyed by the unspeakably evil people who devised these programs, using our children as guinea pigs. Many, many of them, the ones who’ve survived, have been put on medications and left to languish, half-living, while they slowly succomb to toxic meds.

    This program has been really coming to light lately, with all of these people coming forward with nearly identical experiences, some led to believe they were “alien” abductions.

    One of the most common places to chip these people was through the nostril…IN THE FOREHEAD.

    The other common place we are all aware of is, of course, in the hand.

    Things just get stranger and stranger. Nothing stays hidden forever, no matter how much they might try.

    • Christin

      Wow, Kate8… that is horrible…

      MIC…?

      After the experiment couldn’t they remove the CHIP and let the ‘subject’ go back to ‘normal’ and live out their life??

      Good work and thanks for sharing.

      • Kate8

        Christin – Military Industrial Complex (MIC).

        And yes, many people have had chips removed. I have listened to doctors testify to having removed these small objects, usually handing them over to another “department” and never hearing back.

        But only the ones who can afford private doctors can have this done. Most of these people have become disabled and get only palliative care. There are many of these victims who aren’t aware of why this has happened to them, and believe that they were simply struck out-of-the-blue with severe mental illness.

        • Christin

          Kate8,

          MIC… our government in other words… figures.

          Thanks for responding with your wealth of knowledge.

  • Jay

    The Obama Health care bill under Class II (Paragraph 1, Section B) specifically includes in it’s lists of things that must be in registered in the NATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRY: ‘‘(ii)[COLOR=red] a class II device that is implantable.”
    [/COLOR]
    Then on page 1004 it describes what the term “data” means in paragraph 1, section B:

    14 ‘‘(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to in
    15formation respecting a device described in paragraph (1),
    16 including claims data, patient survey data, standardized
    17 analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of
    18 data from disparate data environments, electronic health
    19 records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the
    20 Secretary”

    Text of H.R.3200 as Reported in House: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 – U.S. Congress – OpenCongress

    [COLOR=red]class II device that is implantable?[/COLOR]

    Approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is a “implantable radiofrequency transponder system for patient identification and health information.” The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as “claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.”

    Are Americans about to be chipped?

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