Georgia To Ban Implanting Microchips In People Against Their Will

Georgia’s state legislature has passed Bill SB235, which now awaits the governor’s signature, following some, er, colorful testimony, including a women claiming her coworkers torment her via a microchip in her rectum. Is this bill insane, or prescient of a scary future? From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Three states have instituted bans, and others have considered the legislation. In Virginia, a bill supporter declared microchips to be the “666″ mark of the beast referred to in the Book of Revelation.

[Former] Gov. Roy Barnes argues, if someone holds him down to insert a microchip in his head, “it should be more than a damned misdemeanor.”

A hefty woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County: “I’m also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip.”

She spoke of the “right to work without being tortured by co-workers who are activating these microchips by using their cell phones and other electronic devices.”

She continued. “Microchips are like little beepers. Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission,” she said.

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  • Word Eater

    How could it be legal to implant a device inside the body of someone else without their permission?

    Sod “number of the beast” anti-christ crap, it's not right to do it for any reason unless the other party consents.

    Is it really that serious of a problem that there needs to be specific legislation?

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Rectum?I
    Damn near killed 'im!

  • voxmagi

    This is one of those moments where I don't know if I should applaud or cry. RFID tagging and other recent techniques for keeping tabs on human beings should be discouraged period, even when it comes to some of the zany child safety applications and prisoner tracking notions.

    But this places me in the category of people supporting laws like this…which associates me with people from Georgia and the lunatic fringe of the lunatic fringe. Is it okay to support a good idea even if crazy, ass-ignorant, hillbilly f$%ktards like it?

    • E.B. Wolf

      Absolutely.

      Rejecting a good idea just because a bunch of f$%ktards support it reminds me of the kids in school who love to listen to bands that no one else listens to (I'm sure we can all remember them). One day so-and-so are the greatest thing out there….until the jocks and cheerleaders and whoever decides they like it too.

      Using morons as a litmus test for whether an idea holds water binds a person to the herd mentality, whether you are accepting or rejecting things because of group-think.

      Either way, it's sort of refreshing to see that Jesus freaks can be useful for something other than lining the pockets of CONservative media hacks. Who ares how it needs to be packaged for them to swallow?

      • voxmagi

        I suppose its a good sign that I at least question my convictions when I catch myself agreeing with idiots. I agree…it's nice to see a good idea coincide…maybe their goals and beliefs are radically different than mine, and the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy, but for now I am just content to see people blackballing the idea of mandatory tracking chips.

  • Sanger

    Honestly, I hate to be placed on the side of douchebag reactionary State's laws (RE: Virginia et. al., and yes Im aware that Fed law supercedes State law'. Not to mention that Im somewhat of a Transhumanist.) However, The microchip, to me, represents the ultimate form of privacy violation. Enslavement, if you will. All data tracked through Echelon (old school) and Total Information Awareness (new school).

    I realize there are positive benefits to these bio technologies but I also realize what Aldous Huxley is saying to us.

    In short, I would rather be the primal animal surviving on the edge of civilization than one involved and tracked and crushed when I make a subjective (rather than collective) observation.

    Ultimately, this is my line in the sand. Id rather suffer than submit. Cheers, Georgia! I love Savannah anyway.

  • emperorreagan

    Imagine with me for a moment that the anti-Christ is real. He's come to power and is getting ready to put in the whole bear my mark to buy or sell phase of his plan. He's rockin' the power of Satan, fulfilling a couple thousand years worth of prophecy…Is some measly law in Georgia going to slow down Satan's steam roller as he spurs on the end of the world?

    Preemptive banning on privacy grounds = awesome.
    Banning because you think the devil incarnate would actually give a shit about a law in Georgia prohibiting some aspect of his master plan = insane.

    • Tuna Ghost

      “Apocalypse Cancelled Due To Georgia State Law”

      “Satan: 'Aw shucks'”

  • voxmagi

    I think I've found my way! We should demand the exclusive mandatory implantation of tracking devices in all persons deemed by the state to be “bat shit crazy paranoiacs with bizarre rectal fetishes”.

  • Will

    Wouldn't that be covered under assault. Also if I'm a parolee in Georgia & they want to put those monitors on my ankle to track me as a condition of my parole but I don't want it could I sue under that law ?

  • chowmein

    I absolutely support RFID. I believe it would be a great way to track all child molesters, people on parole, people who have been convicted of a sex crime, suspected terrorists. Normal folk I think should not wear one, unless they do something stupid. I also believe that the RFID would be not removable and if anyone tries to remove it then it should have a self destruct mechanizim that will eliminate the person or persons trying to tamper with the RFID.

  • voxmagi

    I suppose its a good sign that I at least question my convictions when I catch myself agreeing with idiots. I agree…it’s nice to see a good idea coincide…maybe their goals and beliefs are radically different than mine, and the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy, but for now I am just content to see people blackballing the idea of mandatory tracking chips.

  • Russell Prsctt

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