What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chipping is the new "Death Panels"

A good friend sent me a link to a page to let me know of the new concern for "Obamacare" (everybody remember "Hillarycare", can't we get a new argument?). It seems some are spreading the news that the Public Option will require people to be "chipped." Now the text they refer to in there post does exist in the current bill being floated.

It's in Title V - Other Provisions, Subtitle C -- National Medical Device Registry, Sec. 2521 - National Medical Device Registry.

"National Medical Device Registry
(g)(1) The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the `registry') to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that--
(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and
(B) is--
(i) a class III device; or
(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining."

Okay, well that's the full text of what they selectively pulled from.

As to the "data" quote, that's there too.
"B) In this paragraph, the term `data' refers to information respecting a device described in paragraph (1), including claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary."

Now, some people are saying "ZOMG! Obama is going to chip us all!"

To which I say, bull. All this section concerns is directing the Health Secretary to create a database to both catalog the different kinds of devices classified under Class III (things like defibrillators, stents, shunts, insulin pumps, etc) and Class II (the radio chips). There nothing anywhere in the bill about forced chipping of people to get insurance.

No, these people are playing into the fears that Obama is the Anti-Christ. See, one of the things about the Anti-Christ is that he'll mark his people. The present day myth is that this will mean chipping. So, it's a horrible thing, see we're all gonna be registered because he's a Nazi Communist, and then he'll give us his mark to fulfill prophecy. And yes, that is exactly what this lie is meant to say. It's the buttons it pushes in the culture. I'm deadly serious here.

And it is an intentional lie. Even a cursory reading of the section will dispel this fiction. So, since they're playing the Religion Card, let me turn the other cheek. Or at least flip the card over. These are people who are Bible Literalists. they believe in a real Hell with Hellfire and a rampant Enemy. So, to those who propagate this in the name of Christianity, let me say the following.

This is a lie, and who is the Father of Lies? Yes, for being Christian and wanting to warn us of the Devil, they are listening to the Devil and doing his work.

Don't believe me, ask your minister/priest if lying to defame someone is bearing false witness. That's one of the biggies.


Michelle said...

I don't know about the religious concerns and mark of the beast and all that crap, but my hippie-dippie "wellness" veterinarian recommended against getting my Boxer micro-chipped as recent studies have shown micro-chipping to cause cancer.

Thanks, BTW, for doing that research.

Steve Buchheit said...

Michelle, it's pretty well structured to hit the key points for the religious connotations. As to causing cancer, I would want to see some research on that. Basically they're a silicon wrap over an RFI chip with extra memory.

RFI chips are slowly being integrated into everything (clothing, dry goods, etc). So if there's a health concern, it should be explored. It could just be a by product of trauma to the insertion site.