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those are my ribs, I'm zoomed in on my shoulder blade, do you not see the rice looking thing on a wire? I think it's a bone conductor, neural feedback.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: anotherside
I think its my left side, cleverly placed near the heart.
I've been abused bad because of it.
I can't tell what that x ray is of. But you can always find a different doctor, just tell him you have a lot of pain there. Say you may have fallen on something at work...good way to get a second opinion. No, say while working outside on landscaping or something at your home. Many doctors won't look at it if it might be work-related.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Do that many people wander off that lo jacking them is worth while?
And wouldn't a bracelet of some sort work just as well?
originally posted by: BlueAjah
The original article does not mention microchip. It just says tracking device.
They are likely talking about ankle bracelets and things like that.
I think it is a good idea.
This year a little autistic boy went missing. Hundreds of people were out looking for him.
Sadly he had wandered off and drowned in a creek. Autistic children are attracted to water.
If he had an ankle bracelet, he could have been found quickly.
They made a big deal about that face in the news after the story, saying the family could not afford a tracking device, even though they are available.
Every week there are news stories about missing people who wandered off, usually those with Alzheimer but often those who have other mental disabilities.
Some die of exposure before they are found.
The bill calls for financing of tracking devices for those who need them. It does not order that everyone must have one.
And it does not order microchips.
originally posted by: olaru12
Have a cell phone? Have it with you almost constantly? You already been chiped.
They can also track bank cards and newer cars with GPS built in.
H.R.3200 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, discussed data collection from drugs and devices, including class II devices like implantable RFID chips. The provision was meant to help track faulty implanted devices. No version of the law has included any wording pertaining to mandatory microchip implants.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced $139 million in grants to help make real President Bush’s push for electronic health records for most Americans within a decade.
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved implanting microchips in humans, the manufacturer said it would save lives, letting doctors scan the tiny transponders to access patients’ medical records almost instantly. The FDA found “reasonable assurance” the device was safe, and a sub-agency even called it one of 2005’s top “innovative technologies.”
But neither the company nor the regulators publicly mentioned this: A series of veterinary and toxicology studies, dating to the mid-1990s, stated that chip implants had “induced” malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats.
“The transponders were the cause of the tumors,” said Keith Johnson, a retired toxicologic pathologist, explaining in a phone interview the findings of a 1996 study he led at the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.
Leading cancer specialists reviewed the research for The Associated Press and, while cautioning that animal test results do not necessarily apply to humans, said the findings troubled them. Some said they would not allow family members to receive implants, and all urged further research before the glass-encased transponders are widely implanted in people.
To date, about 2,000 of the so-called radio frequency identification, or RFID, devices have been implanted in humans worldwide, according to VeriChip Corp. The company, which sees a target market of 45 million Americans for its medical monitoring chips, insists the devices are safe, as does its parent company, Applied Digital Solutions, of Delray Beach, Fla.
Published in veterinary and toxicology journals between 1996 and 2006, the studies found that lab mice and rats injected with microchips sometimes developed subcutaneous “sarcomas” — malignant tumors, most of them encasing the implants.
.•A 1998 study in Ridgefield, Conn., of 177 mice reported cancer incidence to be slightly higher than 10 percent — a result the researchers described as “surprising.”
•A 2006 study in France detected tumors in 4.1 percent of 1,260 microchipped mice. This was one of six studies in which the scientists did not set out to find microchip-induced cancer but noticed the growths incidentally. They were testing compounds on behalf of chemical and pharmaceutical companies; but they ruled out the compounds as the tumors’ cause. Because researchers only noted the most obvious tumors, the French study said, “These incidences may therefore slightly underestimate the true occurrence” of cancer.
•In 1997, a study in Germany found cancers in 1 percent of 4,279 chipped mice. The tumors “are clearly due to the implanted microchips,” the authors wrote.
The provision was meant to help track faulty implanted devices. No version of the law has included any wording pertaining to mandatory microchip implants.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
Again - the title of this thread is misleading.
Nowhere in the bill does it talk about microchips.
The bill talks about grants for tracking devices for people with Alzheimer and autism, as well as for training of first responders to locate them.
Tracking devices - LIKE THESE
It is all about protecting these individuals.
Please read the BILL
Ultimately, the company hopes patients who suffer from such ailments as diabetes and Alzheimer’s or who undergo complex treatments, like chemotherapy, would have chips implanted. If the procedure proves as popular for use in humans as in pets, that could mean up to 1 million chips implanted in people. So far, just 1,000 people across the globe have had the devices implanted, very few of them in the United States.
The company’s chief executive officer, Scott R. Silverman, is one of a half dozen executives who had chips implanted. Silverman said chips implanted for medical uses could also be used for security purposes, like tracking employee movement through nuclear power plants.