"Big Brother Continues to Grow"

by Edward Langenback

© 07/24/05

Does anyone think that the idea of people being killed for preaching the Gospel and making God's word available is hard to believe? Well, It's going on right now in mainland china among other places.

CHINA: Executed for Distributing Bibles
Brought to you by The Voice of the Martyrs

When 34-year old Jiang Zongxiu went to her neighboring market last June in Guizhou Province, China. Along with her mother-in-law, Jiang went through the marketplace, taking opportunities to hand out Bibles and Christian literature and telling people about Jesus. Only this day they had an encounter with the Chinese police.

The two Christian women were handcuffed together and brought to the police station. They were interrogated throughout the evening of the 17th. The next morning they were sentenced by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) to 15 days incarceration for "suspected spreading of rumor and disturbing the social order."

Jiang and her mother-in-law knew the risk of spreading Christian literature in communist China. Both had been active in their church for more than 10 years and dared to go forth. Even when they were arrested, interrogated and sentenced to serve 15 days, they were willing to accept the consequences of their actions-all from a government that claims to have "freedom of religion."

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RFID is in the news again and as is usually the case, the concerns of privacy advocates are generally glossed over and minimized if they're mentioned at all.

Tiny tags on goods could track shoppers
2005-06-24 02:06:10

OTTAWA -- Concerns about potential abuse of personal information have led Canada's privacy watchdog to launch a study of tiny tracking tags turning up in everything from clothing to key chains.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is looking at the use of radio frequency identification tags, or RFIDs, by stores and other enterprises.

Each tag contains a miniature antenna that beams a unique ID code to an electronic reader. The data can be transferred by the reader into a computerized database.

Small enough to be embedded in the lining of a sweater or the back of a book, the devices help companies efficiently track inventory.

But privacy advocates fear RFIDs could also be used to monitor consumers' buying habits or even their movements.

"We've been tracking the deployment of RFIDs for a couple of months now," Stoddart said. "We're trying to get a portrait of how fast RFIDs are being used in Canada in retail sectors and by whom."

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Nearly everyone remembers George Orwell's "1984". Well, take a look around you. You will probably be amazed at the ever increasing number of places where you will find cameras monitoring. The trend is only just beginning to explode.

Pressure on U.S. to Use More Surveillance
Jul 24, 3:02 AM (ET)

NEW YORK (AP) - Pressure is building for greater use of video cameras to keep watch over the nation's cities - particularly in transportation systems and other spots vulnerable to terrorism - after the bombings in London.

The calls have come over the last few weeks as British investigators released surveillance footage of the bombers in the deadly July 7 attacks and then put out frames of suspects in Thursday's failed attacks.

"I do not think that cameras are the big mortal threat to civil liberties that people are painting them to be," Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony A. Williams said Friday.

He's not alone. While privacy advocates question their effectiveness, Sen. Hillary Clinton called for New York City subway officials to install more cameras, even though officials said some 5,000 cameras are already in use across all modes of city travel. In Stamford, Conn., Mayor Dan Malloy said it's time to revisit a 1999 ordinance that limited cameras to watching traffic.

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Fellow Christians, This story should set your hair on end. As i've been saying for some time now, the technology of the "Mark of the Beast" fortold in Revelation 13 is available and in use right now. It really is only a matter of time and the right "Leadership" to put it into wide scale mandatory use.

GOP star to get chip implant
Tommy Thompson signs up with VeriChip

Posted: July 22, 2005
9:12 p.m. Eastern

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has volunteered to get an RFID electronic chip implant to show the world just how safe the new technology is.

The former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in President Bush's first term sees it as a potentially life-saving move because the chip will have details of his medical history should he ever be in an accident.

Thompson will be among the first humans to get the chip. Pets have been routinely chipped at pounds and veterinarians' offices in recent years.

Thompson, who recently joined the board of directors of VeriChip, said he believed the technology was an important and secure means of accessing medical records and other information.

Thompson sees the chip as extremely useful for doctors requiring personal information that will help medical professionals and others provide emergency treatment.

The chips contain a 16-digit identification code that can be scanned at hospitals and then linked to a database that contains users' medical data.

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