Apple ‘bounce-back’ patent declared invalid in Germany thanks to Steve Jobs video

Last week, Germany’s federal patent court declared Apple’s iOS ‘bounce-back effect’ patent invalid, in a case brought by Samsung and Motorola. The reasoning? The court said that a January 2007 presentation by Apple’s then CEO Steve Jobs, where he unveiled the iPhone (and in it, the now infamous effect) is considered “prior art”, as it was made before the patent request was filed.

“Prior art” refers to information that is made public before a patent is filed, which can be used to contest an invention’s claims of originality.

In the US at the time, patent law allowed for a 12-month grace period before a patent is filed, where a presentation like Jobs’ would not have been considered prior art. (Apple filed the bounce-back patent in August 2007.) However, in Germany, no such grace period exists, and Jobs’ demonstration of the effect — where he moves a photo around an iPhone screen and it bounces back to the centre — was enough to have the patent declared invalid.

The bounce-back effect has emerged as an important — albeit somewhat esoteric — element in a global patent battle between Apple and Samsung over their respective mobile operating systems. Last year, a Dutch court banned the sale of some older Samsung phones in the country, since they infringed on Apple’s bounce-back patent. Earlier this year, a court in Japan ruled similarly.

In the US, the country’s Patent and Trademark Office initially found in favor of Samsung, but eventually reversed its decision, saying that the company infringed on Apple’s ‘rubber-banding’ patent.

The German court ruling applies specifically to the bounce-back implementation in photo galleries, so it isn’t as broad as the US Patent Office ruling, which applies to the functionality more generally. 

In a sign that Samsung is working around the patent at issue, the company has implemented a “blue flash” effect in newer versions of some of its mobile applications, where a bluish halo replaces the bounce-back effect.

Apple can still appeal the German court’s ruling.

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Gartner: BlackBerry’s dead. ‘Not yet,’ says phone maker

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Don’t you just love a good Monday morning tiff?

Research firm Gartner recommended on Friday that BlackBerry enterprise clients “take no more than six months to consider and implement alternatives,” according to analyst Bill Menezes in an email interview.

In lieu of a full report — expected soon — Menezes emphasized that all clients should have or implement backup mobile data management plans and test alternative devices to BlackBerry.

But BlackBerry was quick to refute claims that it was on its deathbed. The firm said in an emailed statement to ZDNet on Monday: “We recognize and respect external parties’ opinions on BlackBerry’s recent news. However, many of the conclusions by Gartner about the potential impact of a sale or other strategic alternatives, are purely speculative.”

The company reiterated its ongoing restructuring effort, just days after it cut 40 percent of its workforce, as it continues to “pursu[e] strategic alternatives to increase its focus on its core enterprise business.” 

Last week, BlackBerry said it will be sold to a consortium led by Fairfax financial, a deal worth $4.7 billion, or $9 a share. Days later, despite terrible guidance on deck for its fiscal second quarter, BlackBerry reported a loss of close to $1 billion for the quarter.   

“We remain steadfast in our mission to deliver the most secure and powerful mobile management solutions and smartphones to our customers,” the BlackBerry statement concluded.

Many international organizations, including governments — notably the U.S. administration — run tens of thousands of BlackBerry devices. But over the course of the past year, enterprise customers in particular became wary of the company’s future amid recent quarterly losses and poor BlackBerry 10 reception with consumers and enterprises, many of these crucial government agencies — and their contracts — came under threat by rival phone makers.

The Canadian smartphone maker is the only company to have secured U.S. Defense Department device management approval, a so-called “authority to operate” on the internal government network. The U.S. Defense Information System Agency (DISA), the government’s IT and communications support group, said in August it was architecting its infrastructure to support 10,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones by the third quarter, and by 30,000 by the end of this year.

In November, the U.S. government awarded BlackBerry 10 government certification to run the next-generation operating system and platform in a government setting.

But Apple came along and scored similar clearance. The Pentagon cleared iPhones and iPads running iOS 6 for use in the U.S. military, just over a week after the U.S. government cleared the software for federal use.

But many other agencies are leaving the BlackBerry behind and flocking to the iPhone.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said in December it would pull the plug on its contract with the beleaguered phone maker in favor of Apple’s iPhone, thanks to its back-end management features and IT policy restrictions. Meanwhile, weeks later, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also said it would drop their contract with the company in order to seek alternatives. 

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UK government picks first open standards in bid to dodge vendor lock-in

The UK’s Cabinet Office has selected the first two open standards as part of its plan to reduce technology bills and improve interoperability.

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Here are another 51 million reasons why the cloud is winning

Here are another 51 million reasons why the cloud is winning

The two standards endorsed by the government’s recently established Open Standards Board are HTTP/1.1 URL and Unicode UTF-8. The former should help organisations be able to reuse public sector information down the track with the introduction of consistent identifiers for things like schools, hospitals or companies in government datasets to ensure meanings stay consistent over time. The Unicode UTF-8 standard is meant to prevent corruption of text between systems.

The government’s push for open standards is meant to cut technology costs and level the playing field between open source and proprietary software vendors. The Cabinet Office says it hopes the standards will also help agencies move away from long-term deals with a small number of suppliers.

“The adoption of the first open standards for government technology is a landmark,” Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said in a statement. 

“We have always said that open standards are vital for making our technology cheaper, more connected and better suited to providing public services that are digital by default and designed around what users need.”

The 10-person Open Standards Board was set up in April, chaired by the government’s CTO Liam Maxwell.

A draft standard concerning “metadata and controlled vocabularies” was also proposed last week, but, according to Maxwell, any further news on its adoption has been deferred until the board finds a clearer use case for the standard. 

Earlier this year the Cabinet Office encouraged departments to deploy open standards in all procurement specifications — a move that the Business Software Alliance claimed disadvantaged vendors using proprietary standards.

Separately, the government’s also pushing for open source software to be the default choice for departments, and where proprietary or on-demand software is needed, to ensure open standards interfaces are available to help avoid vendor lock-in. 

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Why the blue screen of death no longer plagues Windows users

Remember the blue screen of death, a Windows PC’s way of telling you it had suffered an error so catastrophic it couldn’t carry on anymore?

In recent years sightings of the BSOD have become less common in Windows operating systems, as Microsoft has stamped out some of the rogue code commonly responsible.

At a recent event in Cambridge Microsoft talked about how it had reduced misbehaving code in its operating system, using automated tools and a huge amount of crash reports from Windows XP users.

The main cause of crashes in Windows XP was device drivers, which were responsible for some 85 percent of hiccups in the OS. Drivers are the code that allow an operating system to control a hardware device, such as a video card, handling commands between the device and the core of an operating system, the kernel.

Drivers can be particularly difficult to debug, as their code will be written by different companies and is generally not open source, so is opaque to Microsoft. Their interactions can also be rather complex, with drivers commonly interoperating with a stack of other drivers.

“There’s an exponentially growing number of device drivers in the ecosystem and they’re written typically not by Microsoft but by our partners,” said Byron Cook, principal researcher at Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge and manager of Microsoft’s Programming Principles and Tools group.

“There are a number of rules that these systems must adhere to, otherwise the whole system is going to crash.”

The dreaded Windows blue screen of death.


How Microsoft stamped on driver errors

Teams in Microsoft’s Windows division developed algorithms that took in driver-related crash reports from XP users and automatically categorised them by driver vendor and the likely cause.

The goal for Microsoft was to figure out which drivers were causing problems and what the most common fatal mistakes were.

Microsoft established there were three ways that device drivers commonly tripped up Windows XP.

First was drivers breaking APIs in the Windows OS that handle communications between the Windows kernel and the driver. An example of this is a driver twice calling the Windows kernel API IoCompleteRequest, which caused Windows to crash.

The second major cause of errors was memory corruption, where memory is not correctly allocated for data structures needed by the driver. The third was drivers hanging the system after getting caught in an infinite loop.

To reduce the number of buggy device drivers, Microsoft embarked on what it called “data-driven program verification”. This is a process whereby “you model a computer program as a mathematical system and the goal is to build tools that find proofs of correctness using mathematics and logic”, said Cook.

“The goal is to build tools that automatically find proofs of correctness rather than just enumerating all the possible test cases”, thereby accelerating the rate at which bugs can be stamped out.

Microsoft developed three new tools for automatically spotting and squashing software errors. The first was a piece of software called Slam, which checks that the properties of a piece of software will work with interfaces that software uses. Slam was used as a the verification engine for the Static Driver Verifier tool, which is now part of the Windows Driver Development Kit.

Another Microsoft tool, Slayer, addressed memory corruption. Slayer analyses data structures associated with a device driver and checks that every memory address the device driver touches has been properly allocated.

Using these tools Microsoft found a number of bugs in device drivers written by third parties, but also among the 40 or so sample device drivers Microsoft provided as part of the Windows Driver Development Kit.

“If you’re a device driver writer what you do is typically copy and paste that code and then modify it,” said Cook.

“So bugs in those samples are pretty bad because they then propagate throughout the infrastructure.”

As well as fixing the bugs in the samples, Microsoft has now released tools to device driver writers that they can use to find bugs in their code.

Working out whether a device driver would get stuck in an infinite loop was a bit more tricky, as Microsoft was faced with the difficulty of addressing the halting problem. The famous mathematician and father of computing Alan Turing proved that a general algorithm for solving the halting problem couldn’t exist for all possible program inputs.

But Cook said the nature of device drivers meant there were ways to analyse drivers to see if they would terminate.

“The nice thing about device drivers is they are typically quite small, about 30,000 lines of code. They typically don’t have too many nested loops, and there are some other things about them that means you can succeed in this domain where you might not succeed generally,” he said.

The team developed a termination prover for Windows device drivers called Terminator, which works on device drivers up to 35,000 lines of code. Terminator helped uncover a number of bugs in Windows XP, for example unplugging a mouse while moving it would cause XP to hang the system, as the OS would get stuck walking the I/O request queue forever.

Cook said the stability of recent Windows OS, such  as Windows 7 and 8, has benefited from Microsoft’s work on stablising drivers.

“The internal crash data has pointed us towards buggy device drivers we should be focusing on and allowed us to figure out what the common mistakes are. It has helped us clarify with members of the Windows kernel team what rules device drivers should respect, but also what properties we should try and verify in programs,” said Cook.

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Intel sees ‘no holiday cheer for PCs’, says analyst

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Things aren’t looking so great for the PC market, and much of the same can be said about the chipmaker and PC hardware sector. 

Sterne Agee analyst Vijay Rakesh warned in a note to analysts on Monday that Intel’s fourth quarter likely won’t look so hot compared to the same quarter a year ago, when the PC decline was gathering momentum for a full-blown collapse.

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Intel revealed a slew of new products at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco as part of its strategy to “put our tech in every segment of computing”.

Rakesh warned that pre-holiday sales during the once-seen as lucrative “back to school” season, typically during August and September, didn’t garner the payout the chipmaker was expecting.

“We believe back to school PC demand has been virtually absent,” Rakesh said in the note.

With this, higher channel inventories and “lackluster demand” now suggests a flat fourth-quarter, compared to a typical seasonal bump of between 5-7 percent quarter-over-quarter. Worryingly, supply chain checks suggest a flat December holiday season for PC sales, where typically many would expect a significant rise — current market conditions notwithstanding.

As a result, the analyst is lowering his end-of-year PC growth estimates down from a 9.6 percent loss to a 10.7 percent loss year-over-year.

He remains concerned about Intel’s lack of progress on the mobile stage. While Windows-powered tablets are on the most part the driving mobile force of the firm’s mobile efforts, the chipmaker has yet to make any meaningful share in the smartphone space. 

According to Rakesh: “We believe PCs continue to be challenging combined with potentially weaker Intel handset-mobile segment post the Nokia-Microsoft merger.”

There is an upshot for the chipmaker, however.

During the second half, Rakesh said Intel was expecting a datacenter bounce with enterprise rebound, which falls in line with Sterne Agee’s 10-15 percent datacenter growth estimate. Rakesh said this was in spite of the flat second-quarter datacenter spending across the industry, as well as the flat year-over-year federal spending.

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Ron Paul: A short-term government shutdown will not cause country to collapse

Ron Paul: A short-term government shutdown will not cause country to collapse

On Sept. 30, former Congressman Ron Paul spoke on the coming government shutdown, and how Obamacare, debt, and the continuous growth of the military industrial complex are leading America into an inevitable collapse should these programs not be reined in.  In fact, Paul was so adamant that keeping the status quo is far worse than any alternative, the instituting of a government shutdown just might be beneficial to the American people, as it would not cause the country to collapse as many propagandists predict.

Government Shudown Now

Despite all the hand-wringing heard in DC, a short-term government shut down (which doesn’t actually shut down the government) will not cause the country to collapse.

And the American people would benefit if Obamacare was defeated or even delayed.

As heartened as we should be by the fight against Obamacare, we should be equally disheartened by the fact that so few in DC are talking about making real cuts in federal spending. Even fewer are talking about reductions in the most logical place to reduce spending: the military-industrial complex.  The US military budget constitutes almost 50 percent of the total worldwide military spending.  Yet to listen to some in Congress, one would think that America was one canceled multi-million dollar helicopter contract away from being left totally defenseless. – Ron Paul, Texas Straight Talk

Americans are tired of constant war, as evidenced recently when over 90% of those polled rejected our need to go into Syria, and extend our military into places that are of no strategic threat to national security.  Additionally, with the American people already experiencing a year of pre-implementation for Obamacare through increased taxes and employer based mandates, the results have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the promises made by President Obama and the Democratically led Congress of 2009 were nothing more than falsehoods meant to place the public under a socialistic form of health rationing and control.

The government is completely broke, and has no intention of cutting spending, and does not ever want to halt the increase of a government bureaucracy that is becoming more militarized and more intrusive in every facet of our lives.  Yet like the old saying in some religious beliefs, sometimes one must be allowed to go into the gutter before they will wake up, accept the fact that what they have been doing is wrong, and reach up to a higher power to help pull them out of their misery.

Doing the same things over and over is one definition of insanity, yet despite the results, Congress and the White House continue to borrow money, and increase spending for programs that are detrimental to the best interests of the American people.  And like Ron Paul assesses in his weekly straight talk, it might be time to let the shutdown occur, and force the divided Congress to actually make meaningful changes to their programs and spending, for the consequences of not doing so are much worse than the cure.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Friday evenings giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.



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Markets painted red as Wall Street prepares for government shutdown

Markets painted red as Wall Street prepares for government shutdown

On Sept. 30, market futures were down nearly 1% on the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 as Wall Street looks to open negative on the final day before an expected government shutdown.  These futures follow a 12 day trend where the Dow peaked on Sept. 18, and has since fallen by 600 points after the Fed’s non-committal FOMC, and the inability of Congress to create a consensus on the budget and Obamacare.

Additionally, the government also faces a secondary crisis where in 18 days, the nation’s credit card (debt ceiling) is expected to max out, cutting off the borrowing that now encompasses 40% of the government’s budget each year.

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Moving to the US it now appears almost certain, according to DB’s Frank Kelly, that the US government will shut down at midnight tonight (September 30th) for the first time since 1996 after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution early Sunday morning which would fund the government through to December 15th but included an amendment to delay Obamacare by one year and repeal a related tax on medical devices. The bill is now with the Democrat-controlled Senate where majority Leader Harry Reid has already stated the bill is unacceptable. As we write the Senate is not even set to come back into session until 2p.m. Monday afternoon leaving Congress just hours to avoid a shutdown. If no agreement is reached the federal government will shut down all nonessential operations on October 1st which will stay shut down until a new law is agreed by Congress and signed by the President. Frank’s current view is that a shutdown will not last too long and he has a baseline figure of around 2-5 days, with a lot depending on the public reaction to the shutdown. – Zerohedge

Back in 1996, the Republican led House of Representatives lost a showdown with President Clinton over a government stoppage due in part to the arrogance of then Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.  The American people overwhelmingly gave their support to the President during this crisis, and the House was forced to back down.  Ironically, after the crisis President Clinton began a more moderate stance on the economy, and for the rest of his term was able to work with the House to achieve many forms of consensus.

In 2013 however, both Congress, and the nation are much more divided, and consensus appears to be an impossibility due to overwhelming ideological differences.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated, and proven through the first round of voting that the Democrats will not listen to the American people, nor will they talk about compromise despite the enormous amount of evidence showing that Obamacare is causing a fundamental shift in the arena of jobs for most Americans.  Since the beginning of 2013, around 80% of all jobs created are part time, or entail a 30 hour or less work week as companies realize Obamacare is a nail in the coffin of economic growth.

If there ever was a time for the Republicans to stand strong, and allow a government shutdown, it is at this time in history.  Since no appropriation bills have been passed leading up to the new fiscal year at midnight tonight, and fresh off the public’s rejection of Obama’s warmongering in Syria, public opinion appears to be on the side of the Conservatives unlike in 1996.  And as evidenced by the market just 18 hours before the clock strikes midnight, even Wall Street now agrees that a shutdown is inevitable as noted in the negative futures prices well before the opening bell.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Friday evenings giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.



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ABC is reporting that it is now almost certain Congress and the White House will not reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown.


On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl said, “I would now put the chances of a government shutdown at 99.9 percent” (video follows with transcript and commentary):


GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Jon, hard to say how long it will last, but this makes some kind of shutdown late tomorrow all but certain.


JONATHAN KARL: Oh, that’s right, George. Positions have hardened. Time is running out. I would now put the chances of a government shutdown at 99.9 percent. It was after midnight in a raucous session last night that the House did what they did. The bill, what it would actually do, would fund the government until December, it would delay ObamaCare for one year, and it would repeal a tax on medical devices that’s part of the healthcare law. They also separately passed a provision that would fund the troops regardless of a government shutdown.


The White House response was swift, George, to Jay Carney saying, “Today Republicans in the House of Representatives moved to shut down the government.” And it’s hard to disagree with that because the Senate absolutely will not pass what just passed in the House. And George, the Senate doesn’t get back into session until 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. That is ten hours before the government shuts down.


GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: So, they send their bill right back to the House. What happens next?


KARL: Well, unclear, but what I am hearing this morning from Republicans is that they will still attempt to put provisions in there dealing with the healthcare law and send it back to the Senate. This ping pong back and forth will go on. No signs of compromise on either side.


STEPHANOPOULOS: And then the question is how long will that go, a couple of days, or does it stretch on maybe up to the point where we reach that second major deadline, the debt limit reach on October 17? Far more serious, but does this back and forth make it more likely that we’ll avoid a confrontation over the debt limit?




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Miley Cyrus Fukushima Meme

Top professor warns ’all of humanity will be threatened for thousands of years’ if Fukushima is not stopped, and it may soon get much worse

Anthony Gucciardi
September 29, 2013

A Yale professor is cautioning the world to wake up from its nuclear slumber and face the severity of the Fukushima radiation crisis, warning that ’all of humanity will be threatened for thousands of years’ if the Fukushima unit 4 pool is not kept cool. The disturbing statements act as a voice of reality when it comes to the depth of the Fukushima disaster, an event that world governments have relentlessly attempted to downplay while silently shutting down radiation counters and raising ‘acceptable’ levels of radiation in the food supply.


The Fukushima explosion that officials now admit led to the emission of more than double the radiation levels originally stated.


And now, along with other nuclear physicists and scientists, Professor Charles Perrow of Yale is sounding the alarm on the disaster that myself and others have been warning against since day one. And another prominent intellectual now speaking out on the subject does not surprise me. After all, we are seeing more and more high level academics speaking out due to the overall understanding that even job loss is nothing compared to the fatal consequences of allowing Fukushima to meltdown indefinitely.


In his article posted on the Huffington Post website, Professor Charles Perrow cautions:


“Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.”


The Professor’s statements coincide with the warnings of previous experts who have said that Fukushima trumps even Chernobyl and other nuclear disasters. Even the mainstream media has covered these declarations as Japanese studies expose the fact that radiation levels emitted from Fukushima were much higher than plant officials ever admitted (and it was predominantly dumped into the Pacific Ocean). The Independent reports:


“Some scientists say Fukushima is worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident, with which it shares a maximum level-7 rating on the sliding scale of nuclear disasters.”


But the true problem lies with the aforementioned spent fuel rods. All the boron between the spent fuel rods has disintegrated, and plant officials are gearing up to remove them within the next couple of months. What the Yale Professor and others are warning about really comes down to the fact that a chain nuclear reaction could begin in the event that the rods get too close together. This, they say, would create nuclear mayhem. And given the record of the plant operators, who at one point were using duct tape and trash to fill in the destructing plant, this task is truly concerning.


By spreading the word on the issue, we can ignite worldwide awakening on the severity of Fukushima’s radioactive nightmare and demand immediate action. For now, it is essential to prepare yourself and your family. Recently, radiation expert Dr. Edward F. Group discussed the power of nascent ‘nuclear’ iodine and his ideas to better prepare your family:




As the Fukushima radiation nightmare continues, top experts and analysts are continuing to warn against the devastating radiological effects that are already hammering citizens of the Northern Hemisphere and around the globe at record levels.


And while Fukushima is considered to be ‘even worse’ by nuclear scientists and researchers thanChernobyl in terms of the radioactive contamination, what’s even more concerning is the fact that Fukushima is only one factor in the spiking levels of radiation within the United States and abroad.


Over the past several decades we have seen the emergence of excessive nuclear testing, the voluminous creation of nuclear power facilities, medical applications with radiation, the pollution of the air with radioactive elements, and even the absolute contamination of the food supply with health-crushing radiation — all contributing to a spike in background radiation levels that have been steadily climbing since just 60 years ago.


Meanwhile, even the Fukushima plant operators were forced to admit that the radiation levels released from the plant explosion were at the very least 2 1/2 times greater than they admitted. But the real question is what happened to the majority of the radioactive contamination? According to one revealing study examining the true crippling effects of Fukushima on the globe, 20% of the caesium-137 fell on Japanese land, and about 2% ended up on land outside the country. The remainder came down in the Pacific Ocean, which means around 68% of the highly dangerous radioactive waste was released directly into the Pacific Ocean.


Is it any wonder now that the EPA is actually going ahead and raising the ‘acceptable levels’ of radiation in the food supply as other nations just blatantly shut off their radiation tracking systems? Radioactive isotopes have already been discovered in California, and even as far away as Boston. There’s a reason that even the Huffington Post now says that we are facing ‘Fukushima Forever’ as radiation continues to drain into the ocean.




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ron paul rfid

Whether or not the microchip requirement in the bill is implemented by 2013, remains to be seen.


In 2010, my book “Are You Ready for the Microchip?” was released, and I asked the question, “Is the microchip implant hidden in the Healthcare Bill? Are newborn children starting in 2013 going to receive a microchip shortly after birth?” Then in the book, I wrote, “ In the massive US HEALTHCARE BILL, which your elected representatives voted for without reading, there is a section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521 – National Medical Device Registry which states:



“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 a class III device; or ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable.


The language is deliberately vague, but it provides the structure for making America the first nation in the world that would require every U.S. citizen to receive an implanted radio-frequency (RFID) microchip for the purpose of controlling medical care.


A number of states like Virginia, have passed “stop the mark of the beast legislation” in an effort to stop this kind of legislation.


As with numerous other things that I have written and spoken about based on solid documentation, I am regularly challenged by some, and especially those in the Christian community, who are clueless about what is going on. Their criticism has never prevented me from presenting the facts, because I never take a poll about what I write or speak on. A Christian is called to speak the truth in love, whether or not it is accepted. I am not trying to disparage any ministry, but I don’t determine what I say based on whether or not it is “seeker friendly,” or popular. The only issue is, is it true and is it wise to communicate it at that particular time?


There are many things that I could say, but don’t, because there many people in our nation who, when confronted with a truth that is outside the box of their socially engineered consciousness, go into cognitive dissonance. As the microchip implant moves closer day by day, along with the “manufactured crisis” of illegal immigration, the problems of states like Arizona are creating an environment where Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are moving legislation forward that would require all U.S. workers, citizens and resident alike, to obtain and carry a National Biometric ID Card in order to work within the United States. It does not matter where you stand on the issue of amnesty or immigration, everyone is going to have to have a National Biometric ID Card that will eventually contain an RFID transmitter which will allow Big Brother electronic data bases to track all of your personal information. It is a simply a national ID card under another name. The national ID card will transition into a microchip implant, because that is technically more efficient. All of this which is about to happen very soon, is just the tip of the iceberg.


President Ronald Reagan refused to pass what he called this “Mark of the Beast” legislation. In my book, “Are You Ready for the Microchip?,” I examine the careful wording in the Health Care Bill which calls for a Med-Chip and a microchip implant. It was never hidden, it is simply Republican and Democrat, along with our corporate-controlled and Orwellian media, who deliberately chose to ignore it. The Bilderberg Group gave orders to microchip the entire U.S. population and then the world. Before the Health Care Bill was passed, the target date was set for the year 2013, when every baby born in the U.S. will receive a microchip at birth. Many are attacking President Obama for this, but although it is the Obama Health Care Bill, the microchip plan was created decades ago and put onto the fast track by the Republican Administration of President George Bush and his allegedly “born-again” Attorney General, John Ashcroft, after 911. It seems Ashcroft was more concerned about covering up the breasts of a Lady Liberty statue in the hallway of the Department of Justice, than he was about protecting our Constitutional liberties, which include the freedom of religion.


RFID Chip Implantation already being used today.



Unfortunately, Evangelical Christians make excellent political pawns because they focus on secondary issues, rather than the important issues. This is because Evangelical Christianity in America today does not have a truly Biblical worldview. I truly do not want to sound unkind, but the historical reality is that Evangelical Christians have played the part of what Lenin called “useful idiots.” Obviously, this is not what God planned for His people. But, by rejecting a Biblical worldview, the Scripture, “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is fulfilled. The majority of Evangelical Christians in America have a very superficial faith as a result of what they are being taught in many of their churches and seminaries.


Glass-encased RFID chips, ready for implantation.


The new microchip technology with an RFID chip is so advanced it sounds like science fiction. The Apostle Paul explains how this fits into Revelation 13, where the False Prophet will head a one world religion and force people to accept the mark of the beast. A microchip implant, biochip implant or med chip, in and of itself, is not necessarily the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast under the direction of the False Prophet, requires the conscious rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord and a commitment to worship the Antichrist as God.


If you still thinking this is a lie feel free to check out the H.R. 3200 PDF file 


click on this link 


Scroll down to page 1000,  the writing for the RFID chip starts half way on page 1000.


The challenge for Christians and others will be the very act of taking a microchip implant, biochip implant or med chip, simply because of its parallel to the Biblical mark of the beast. Will people of faith be exempted for religious reasons or will they be forced to take it or imprisoned. In addition, any microchip technology could be activated with enhanced controls after it is implanted. So what starts out as a simple microchip implant could become a technology where at some future time, you must worship the Antichrist as God, and reject Jesus Christ as Lord in order to participate in the economic system. The built-in and evolving capacity of microchip technology makes this a dangerous possibility.



In the final analysis, the simple act of accepting the implantation of a microchip for medical reasons appears harmless on the surface. However, there is no guarantee that once it is implanted, that it will not be activated for mark of the beast technology. This is the danger and challenge that lies before us.


If you still cant believe it then feel free to check out these 2 additional government website explaining the chip.

1)  Use of Biometric Technology to Reduce Fraud in the Food Stamp Program

2)  Enhancing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification: SNAP Modernization Efforts




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