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Prison to RFID tag inmates and guards

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 09:34 AM
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Prison to RFID tag inmates and guards


www.zdnet.com.au

Almost two years after announcing its intention to use RFID to track prisoners and guards alike, it has been revealed that the ACT Department of Corrective Services has signed a deal to rollout the technology.
"Using this technology will provide prisoners with greater freedom of movement, allowing them to go to certain sections without being escorted," said Wullen.
RFID inmate tracking is already used in a number of European countries including Sweden and the Netherlands, as well as US penitentiaries in Michigan, Illinois and California.
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[edit on 16/4/2008 by watch_the_rocks]




posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 09:34 AM
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If you read the article carefully, the spin that's been slipped in is quite obvious towards the end. They highlight the positives of the system, i.e. allow prisoners 'greater freedom of movement', while ensuring the 'personal safety' of the staff, then point out previous locations the method has been used, while failing to mention whether it was successful or not.
And while I may not be totally sold on a world takeover, I find it obvious that there is a lot of social grooming going on. You just have to be looking for it to see it. In ads, in news, in things you do routinely every day.

Having been a member of this site for a number of years now, I cannot help but have the words 'tracking' and 'RFID' jump off the screen at me. I'm not saying I subscribe to NWO theories, but I believe the possibility is most definitely there. With the U.S. inching ever closer to a police-state-like existence with every passing week, it seems, Australia would seem to be the perfect testing ground. With a population of only 7% of the U.S. total, spread out over an only slightly smaller in size, with only a few major population areas each separated from the other by vast distances, and having a large, luscious island to the south of the mainland home to not even half a million people, this would seem to be the perfect place for a mock run. Any NWO string pullers could hardly pass up the only continent/country, not to mention there are no physical borders with any other countries present at all.
Hmm, it seems I digress.

While these RFID chips may just be located in a nice bracelet, the media cunningly fails to make a connection between this and the new 'Myki' system that Melbournians will soon be issued with (all six million of 'em), which contains an RFID chip as well. If you want to read the most flowery description of an RFID tag you'll ever read, just head on over to the offical Myki site.
Now of course there is a difference between the systems used in jails and the systems used by the public that require the card to only be waved near the reading device, but once again we get back to the 'grooming' thing. Once RFID tags are commonplace, and have been demonstrated to be a great help in everyday life (again, read the Myki site), I'm sure there will be no problem in, say, affixing them to any number of of other everyday items. Considering the negative reception aeroplanes and motorcars had when they first arrived on the scene, they seem pretty commonplace now. The fact that cars alone are responsible for 1, 200, 000 deaths per year goes either unreported or ignored . . . or do those two things go hand-in-hand? Not that I'm attacking cars - I like not having to walk 8 miles just to buy some milk - but they are one example of a technology that started on shaky, opinionated ground, but ended up making life soooo much easier.

I believe that if there is an agenda of some sort controlling the gradual introduction of tracking technology, the only way to counteract this is through increased public awareness.

www.zdnet.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)


[edit on 16/4/2008 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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Flag.

A good "introduction point" is always the point of least resistance, and I suppose inmates don't have a choice. Or they're told about the wonderful new "freedom" they'll have if they submit. It's a great foot in the door and most citizens will have no problem with it because they are "criminals", after all.

"Safety" and "freedom"-- call something the opposite of what it really is. It's all about controlling the definition.



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