Monday, September 10, 2007
Tommy Thompson, John Proctor and the doctor who implants chips said they'd get chipped, but they haven't
The following partial article is from World Net Daily
February 10, 2006
A Cincinnati company is requiring any employee who works in its secure data center to be implanted with a microchip.
The video surveillance company CityWatcher.com injected two of its employees in the triceps area of the arm with the VeriChip, a glass-encapsulated RFID, or radio-frequency identification, tag, according to Liz McIntyre, co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID."
CityWatcher.com's Network Administrator Khary Williams spoke with McIntyre by phone Wednesday after the company announced it had integrated the VeriChip VeriGuard product into its access control system.
The tag can be read through clothing from a few inches away.
The highly controversial device is being marketed as a way to access secure areas, link to medical records and make purchases like a credit card.
As WorldNetDaily reported, when former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson joined the VeriChip Corp. board of directors, he pledged to get chipped and encouraged Americans to do the same so their electronic medical records would be available in emergencies.
But McIntyre and co-author Katherine Albrecht contacted VeriChip Corp. in December and were told the chipping never took place.
VeriChip spokesman John Procter said Thompson had been "too busy" to undergo the procedure, adding that he had no clear plans to do so.
CityWatcher's Williams said a local doctor already has implanted two of the company's employees with the VeriChip devices.
"I will eventually" receive an implant, too, he added.
Meanwhile, Williams accesses the data center with a VeriChip implant housed in a heart-shaped plastic casing that hangs from his key chain.
He told McIntyre he had no reservations about having the procedure and would do it as soon as time permits...
[Law enforcement officers in Mexico have been implanted with chips. See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5439055/]