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No Longer A Conspiracy: Reporter Shows Us The ‘Convenience’ Of An RFID Microchip Implant

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For years believed to be yet another crazy conspiracy theory, human microchips are now making their way onto the market. The implanted Radio Frequency Identification chip, more commonly known as the RFID chip — thought of by many as the Mark of the Beast — is here, fully functional and ready for use.

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What Is An RFID Chip?

An RFID chip is a tiny microchip, usually smaller than a grain of rice, which can hold around 2000 bites of data and can be inserted directly into your body. It serves virtually the same purpose as a barcode or magnetic strip on the back of a credit card and provides a unique identifier to that object. In the same way that a barcode or mag strip must be scanned in order to retrieve its information, the part of your body carrying the RFID device must also be scanned to work.

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This device purports to take convenience to another level, surpassing the current cell phone technology which allows us to quickly pay for a cup of coffee or grab an Uber. In the near future the RFID chip could allow us to do the same, without ever needing to carry around any cash, credit, or debit cards. All this financial information could be accessed directly from your implanted RFID chip.

As of last October in the U.S., 1 in 5 payments at Starbucks were made through the company’s mobile app. And according to eMarketer, in 2014 Americans spent more than $3.68 billion using tap-to-pay technology. In 2015 that number reached $8.71 billion and by 2019 it’s projected to hit an astounding $210.45 billion. Apple CEO Tim Cook predicts that the next generation of children “will not know what money is.”

Alarming as this may sound, it’s entirely plausible; in just a short period of time the use of physical money has dwindled to the point of being a rarity, as it seems everything can be done more efficiently with cards. Cards also eliminate the worry of not carrying enough cash, or of having that cash stolen.

Check out this ad below, released almost 10 years ago from IBM.

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IBM RFID Commerical – The Future Market

To be honest, this does look pretty great. Just imagine: not having to carry around your wallet and various cards, not having to worry about having enough cash on hand — everything you need with you at all times.

Can This Technology Be Used Right Now?

Charlie Warzel from Buzzfeed News decided to find out. After spending a month with no wallet, relying solely on his cell phone for day-to-day expenses, he decided to try out the RFID chip and offered the following reasoning:

To hear Silicon Valley tell it, the broken-in leather wallet is on life support. I wanted to pull the plug. Which is how, ultimately, I found myself in this sterile Swedish backroom staring down a syringe the size of a pipe cleaner. I was here because I wanted to see the future of money. But really, I just wanted to pay for some shit with a microchip in my hand.

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What Are The Potential Drawbacks To This Device?

Sound too good to be true? It very well may be. One foreseeable concern is that soon we may all be forced to get these chips, if only because the retail and financial landscapes change so much to accommodate them. If this technology does become widespread, then retail outlets, restaurants, and grocery stores may begin to phase out the traditional methods of payment like cash and debit/credit magnetic stripe readers. In fact, much like the commercial above depicts, there’s a good chance that in the future, there won’t even be someone there to take your payment; you will simply walk out and everything will be scanned and charged simultaneously.

The RFID chip also doubles as a tracking device. Your every move could easily be monitored, and governments might be given free reign to take out late payments for things such as income tax.

Considering new developments like online banking and scan and deposit checks, even the need to physically go to a bank might become a thing of the past. To some this might all sound like a welcome change, but I argue we should be worried about being physically removed from our money like this, only experiencing it as numbers on a screen — though come to think of it, that’s not so far from the state of things right now; money is essentially just data, just information on a computer.

Is It Safe?

Aside from the risks of identity theft and hacked finances, there are also safety risks to consider. As if our cell phones and the electromagnetic frequencies surrounding us at all times weren’t bad enough, the RFID chip would be directly inside our bodies, connected at all times. It has become common knowledge now that having your cell phone too close to your body for long periods of time can be detrimental your health and may lead to cancer. But with RFID chips, we don’t even have the option of removing them when not in use. And every time we make a transaction, radio frequencies will be beaming directly at our bodies, which means even more frequencies coursing through the air. I can’t be the only one who finds this worrisome.

What do you think? Do the benefits outweigh the cons? Would you or wouldn’t you get an RFID chip implanted into your body? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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