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Today China’s dogs, tomorrow could be your kids

Posted by direwolff on October 26, 2006

Don’t mean to sound too sensationalistic with that title, but given our current country’s fear of everything and need to turn everything about our way of life into protecting the kids, I fear that it won’t be long before what China is now doing to dogs will eventually find its way into our kids bodies too. I can see it now, “you must not care about your kids if you wouldn’t implant them with a chip, and that’s grounds for negligence”.

Read on…

Shanghai dogs implanted with chips

SHANGHAI, Oct. 26 (UPI) — About 65,000 Shanghai dogs have been implanted with digital ID chips to assist in dog identification and prevent the spread of rabies.

It’s easy to see how sliperry this slope is going to get really fast. Before you know it, it will be a requirement for all and then RFID chips will be introduced into the mix. The claim will be that lawsuits and crime are getting out of control so our government will need to know what every one is doing and where they are in order to relieve us from having to take responsibility for our actions. While growing up, I always thought that what I read in “1984” was absurd in its likelihood of happening in my lifetime, well, slowly but surely I’m being proven wrong, it just took a few more years than expected.

*** UPDATE 10/27/06: Trust me when I say that we’re really not that far from my speculation, see here:

Meet the lunch lady’s new best friend

ROME, Georgia (AP) — It takes more than a lunch lady to run today’s public school cafeterias. It takes a logistics expert.

Take Rome’s West End Elementary, where two classrooms of students charge into the lunchroom every five minutes, load their trays up with corn dogs, steak nuggets and fresh fruit and pile into cashier Lydia Galego’s line.

Galego, though, has a new tool to help handle the rush. Each student stops at a computer in front of Galego and presses an index finger up to a reader before trotting off to a table.

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