Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bush Administration: Dismiss RFID 'Mark of the Beast' Lawsuit

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You know I have heard about the "Mark of the Beast" being placed on people since I was a kid.
First it was barcodes, now it's RFID chips.
But I really didn't expect the first round in this battle to be fired by Amish farmers.
But this article on Wired gives the details in what might be the first battle against Big Brother watching us so closely.
And the first victims are....cows?

Bush Administration: Dismiss RFID 'Mark of the Beast' Lawsuit
By David Kravets
The Bush administration on Thursday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of Amish farmers in Michigan claiming RFID chips required on cattle "are a mark of the beast."
The Amish farmers claim Michigan regulations requiring them to use radio frequency identification devices on their cattle "constitutes some form of a 'mark of the beast' and/or represents an infringement of their 'dominion over cattle and all living things' in violation of their fundamental religious beliefs," according to the farmers' lawsuit filed in September in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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