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Subject:  Gah, more technophobia Date:  10/10/2012  1:24 PM
Author:  Colovion Number:  648098 of 740233

I know, this probably has already been posted:

http://rt.com/usa/news/texas-school-id-hernandez-033/

Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips

It's basically just RFID equipped ID's. The same as I carry around with me every day at work. I don't have a choice, I can't get through the door without it! Not just the front door, but several other doors, not just in my building but all around campus. But that's a good thing. Why? Because it's pretty easy for departments to grant/revoke permissions with a couple entries in a program. It works a hell of a lot better than keys, which can be easily copied, lost or simply kept when fired. If I were canned they could revoke all of my permissions and even if I still had my card it would be useless. Plus we do check card logs as part of investigations (something was stolen from an area? Who went into that area? Who didn't? Someone has some explaining to do!)

As for the "mark-of-the-beast" stuff... that's just garbage. They said the same thing about bar-codes on food. I have absolutely zero patience with people who think like that. Being religious is fine, being stupid is not. There's a world of difference between the two.

And tracking kids in schools violates their privacy? What privacy?!? The school is RESPONSIBLE for their safety in their building, they not only have a right but a duty to know that the kids are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be! If I were to go to my kid's school to get him and they said, "Uh, we don't know where he is" there would be hell to pay! The reason they instituted it was truancy that is costing the district millions of dollars. Hell, the kids are lucky I'm not in charge! Carrying a card? PFFT! Here's your chip, which body part would you like it implanted in? I'd do it, damn straight!
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