Friday, March 5, 2010

Traceability in a Sustainable World

A look into the very real RFID agenda ensnaring the earth

Part 3a: A chip on the shoulder of past U.S. politics

In the previous pieces I have discussed international organizations calling for and implementing RFID infrastructures through out the world. We have met some influential players and have gotten a glimpse of the scope of potential users of this technology. In this piece I thought I would bring the subject a little closer to home for Americans and discuss varying roles of U.S. politicians and offices in this agenda. It can not be claimed that the role of this agenda in the affairs of the United States was started by the current administration. As it has been helped and, in some cases, trumpeted by the administration of George W. Bush. One example can be shown in the actions of Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the George W. Bush administration. During his time as Secretary, Thompson introduced programs that strengthened the influence of government agencies such as the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and subsidiaries such as Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT).

With both of these groups falling under the DHHS umbrella, it must be understood that the sole purpose of both groups is creation of a world wide system of information integration within the health care industry. This can be witnessed within goals and proposals from NCVHS. One such proposal reads as follows: "It should be formally designated as the official body for obtaining public advice, assistance and approval for the development and promulgation of terms, basic data sets, classifications, and guidelines for national and international use. All Western countries have such a body, and it is this group through which we 'legitimize' common approaches to health statistics at home and cooperate with the World Health Organization and other countries so that international comparisons of health needs, services, demands, and outcomes can be made." It should be noted that this recommendation has been followed, as NCVHS now collects and shares these pieces of data with the WHO in a move toward information standardization globally. With that in mind lets take a look at another recommendation from the same source which has yet to be implemented: "The Committee (NCVHS) has spoken out for many years on the need for a unique health identifier, while also stressing security and confidentiality protections as a precondition."

To properly understand what NCVHS means by 'unique health identifier', we must look to ONCHIT and their recommendations concerning such. Among the Health Information Technology(HIT) goals set by the office we see: "A nation-wide utility that allows secure and seamless health information exchange, capitalized by public and private investment and operated by private organizations". This nation-wide utility is specifically mentioned as a RFID infrastructure by the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee. While the 'unique health identifier' desired is mentioned as an individually assigned RFID chip for identification. These goals would set the pace for what the 2009 Healthcare Reform Bill would identify as the information infrastructure that the bill was looking to create. This legislation references these goals and suggestions of ONCHIT and NCVHS by name a multitude of times in conjunction with new streams of data and committees that the bill was looking to create. It should also come as little surprise to readers that these goals directly reflect the healthcare standards supported by GS1, a United Nations not for profit organization covered in Part 1 of this series.

After working to synchronize these offices with DHHS, Thompson would leave office to become a board member for Verichip Corporation. His time with the company can be categorized by the developments that were made by the company in the healthcare sector, specifically leading to what is now known as the Verimed system. It has also been speculated that Thompson helped influence the FDA's approval of the technology. After Thompson's departure from Verichip, he would go on to become a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, the nations leading lobbying and government contract firm. Through Akin Gump, Thompson has continued to work on behalf of Verichip, in the form of lobbying and negotiating contracts with various government entities. One could nearly write a book on all the ways Thompson alone has helped advance the RFID agenda. As such, I will be coming back to him periodically as the information fits into my articles.

In Part 1, I discussed how GS1 was working toward creation of a RFID infrastructure that would integrate healthcare, retail, shipping, and all other forms of business into a single global system. Following in the footsteps of GS1, another example of RFID promotion by the previous administration comes in the form of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC). This initiative of the United States and European Union was launched in 2007 when President Bush, Angela Merkel, and Jose Manuel Barrosso signed Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration Between the United States of America and the European Union. This framework is exactly what it's name suggests, as here we see TEC has laid the ground work for complete economic integration between the EU and the US. One of the key elements of this integration is the implementation of a interoperable RFID infrastructure. The Transatlantic Traceability Infrastructure Project (TTIP) of GS1, which you can read about in part 1, is also a key project of TEC. Since 2007 TEC has advanced many other sub projects working to create one market, with one way of doing business. The end goal which can be seen in the framework, is a completely integrated global economy with a RFID infrastructure at its core. I will cover more of these projects in the near future, as they pertain to other subjects which I will be covering, including the debate over smart cards versus direct implantation of RFID technology.

Now that we see how the previous administration has helped lay this foundation, we can move forward in the next piece and explore connections within the current administration to this agenda. We will see personal connections to not only RFID developers, but to the cashless society discussed in Part 2 and it's financial arm of microcredit. Some of these connections will be personal, some will be business associations which led to the election of our current president. It is my hope that by the end of the next article, readers will have a better understanding of the agenda unfolding in front of them and why there is such a heavy push to pass legislation concerning healthcare, jobs, and green technologies. As the next piece will show this administrations purpose is to serve the desires of those behind this agenda, and not that of the American people.


  1. RFID and garbage cans ...

    Spy chips hidden in 2.5 MILLION dustbins: 60pc rise in electronic bugs as council snoopers plan pay-as-you-throw tax


    The growing threat of a stealth tax on the rubbish we throw away was exposed by startling figures yesterday.

    More than 2.5million homes now have wheelie bins fitted with microchips to weigh their contents.

    This is an increase of nearly two-thirds in just a year. The bins, which can be electronically identified and weighed, are designed for 'pay-as-you-throw' rubbish tax schemes.

    Stealth tax: 2,629,052 homes have now been given bins with chips
    Under such schemes - which are likely to be hugely unpopular - families who put out more waste will pay higher taxes to their local council.

    Read more:


    Great series, JD. Your depth of detail is painting a very clear picture of where this technology is going and its impact on our lives. Thanks!

    Dave in CA

  2. Dave in CA,

    Thanks for posting this and thanks for the compliments. The amazing part is not neccesarily that it is happening, but that it is blatantly in the open and few recognize it for what it is. In many cases the people are actually clamoring for its implementation, because of the glitzy new technologies such as iPhones and social media that have been so well marketed to a very tech savvy generation.

  3. A few thoughts as I watch Obama try to push (ram) through the current version of Healthcare Reform and its inclusion of RFID technology while reading your latest articles.

    I have been in meetings when L. John Doerr has spoken. As you said in Part 2, he is a key figure here in Silicon Valley having financed, through his VC firm, many dozens and dozens of the leading high-tech, and other, companies we are all familiar with. Many that provide the technology and infrastructure that enables RFID.

    When I have heard him speak, he has openly expressed (almost with a religious fervor) his passion for green technology and green investing, even when it wasn't as popular or PC as it is today.

    Your article gives me a greater understanding of John Doerr's connection to those at the core of the push for RFID technology, and the globalist agenda in general. You can't get much closer to the center than working with Steven Rockefeller. These men are very powerful and very connected and when you see how they share (are passionate about) the same values and worldview, you understand why this is moving so quickly. I would imagine that Doerr fully supports (and enables through his investing) healthcare reform, as well as Cap and Trade, etc.

    Thinking about your article, it makes more sense why the Kaiser Medical Foundation has spent close to $7B converting all of its medical records to digital records and digital technology. It's going on all around us.

    Dave in CA

  4. Dave,

    GE has also recently started a digital medical records company, as has Google. Visa has started a digital currency system, so I would definitely say it's happening around us. Your accounts affirm much of what I have read about Doerr. I am glad I was able to provide you with more insight.

  5. JD, this administration's rush to ram through healthcare is highly suspicious to me.

    Do you believe the RFID agenda is at the core of their hurry, perhaps because the mark of the beast system is for closer than any might imagine?

    Your opinion is appreciated!

  6. Anon 11:36,

    I believe it is part of the reason. The name of the game is Sustainable Development. This is the under lying theme in all of these pieces I am discussing. I too find it suspect the feverish push. One has to look closely to see the details of the bigger picture. I have stated in this article that the reform bill passed by the Senate would have brought the US healthcare industry into GS1 complience. The entire reasoning behind GS1 is Sustainable Development.

    This form of development includes all forms of business including healthcare. They want traceability as a key component, so that they can be certain every one is being a good global citizen, not using more than their fair share, and not wasting resources, avoiding damage to the Earth. The healthcare industry is ripe for the picking on this end. One thing that must be remembered though, is that this is not strictly the desire of governments. Private business has done as much if not more to trumpet this system. Yes, I do believe the full implementation of this system is closer than we had previously anticipated. The healthcare bill and GS1 show this.

    I have not refered to this system as the mark for good reason. One it would infer that I knew the true meaning of prophecy. Second, I want readers to draw their own conclusions. There IS a religous implication associated with this system. For starters Sustainable Development is at its core a Holistic ideal. Or plainly put, a belief that the whole of the Earth is greater than the sum of its parts. As you may know Holism is a principle of pantheism. When taken in combination with Evolutionary theory being the UN sanctioned (UNESCO) version of our origin and a big picture starts to come into focus. We have a global body teaching Earth as creator and sustainer, while wanting someone to get chipped in support of these views. Even if this does not a mark make, you won't see me getting chipped. I take "thou shalt have no other gods before me" too seriously to consider it.

  7. It really makes you mad...

    Here's another example of our government creating a "crisis" so that they can "solve it."

    Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain.

    Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

    This is just one step away from a national ID card which is one step away from a "world citizens" card. JD, your research couldn't be more relavent.

    Dave in CA

  8. Dave,

    As I told another poster at Constance's blog, I fear this may be a shell game. Get you looking at one plan, while the real one sneaks in under the radar. Remember the idea is to go borderless, this would be counter productive on that end.

  9. The Singularities Impact

  10. JD,

    Nice job in summarizing this material.

    I am acquainted with much of this material as I have read it over the years. These many interlocking initiatives have openly stated their intent to implement a system of biometric controls. I find your research reinforces mine. My hat's off to you for researching the biometric aspect a step further. You have no doubt stepped on some toes.

    By the way, I have archived copy of the EU-US economic integration agreement which has both Bush and Merkel's signatures. I’ll forward you a copy if you’d like to have it.


  11. Rich,

    Please do, as you know I like having the hard documents available to me. Thanks again for all of the help you have provided to me, as well as your vote of confidence on our work.

  12. Under the guise of "immigration reform", Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer are proposing biometric ID for ALL Americans...

  13. Microchips to be compulsory for all dogs in Great Britain...

  14. Patrick Wood's article seems pertinent, "Technocracy And The Global Elite," dated March 10, 2010 at:


  15. Eric,

    Thanks for passing this article along. There are points that I believe Wood is missing, such as why the ideals of Sustainable Development are so important to the technocracy. Over all not a bad read if one was not familiar with the ideals and principles at work. However I would warn anyone looking into his suggested reading of A Brave New World, that Huxley's writing comes from a position as a insider, so to speak. By that I mean that Huxley had been exposed to Theosophy and his writing was heavily influenced by these beliefs. One can nearly draw a map of history by looking at the writings of Blavatsky, Bailey, Huxley and others, while comparing them to the founding of the Theosophical Society, UN, modern New Age, and the modern Green Movement with it's ideals of Sustainable Development. Many have written a great deal about this progression of thought and implementation such as Cumbey, Cuddy, and many others. I would suggest anyone not familiar with this history to read what has been written by others on the subject. I plan to post some video presentations on this subject in the near future, as it will be important to understand as I get deeper into my articles. Thanks again for sharing this.

  16. JD and Suzanne are right on target.

    Too many key lines in the article to just pick out one.


  17. JD:

    Please check out the work and role of a person named "Hideo Saito" and any possible role he might have in this system.


  18. Conditioning more than muscle...

    One of the largest world class annual running events takes place in Spokane, WA every spring. This year's "Bloomsday" race is scheduled for May 2. The race usually involves some 60,000+ participants and has been using RFID to track individual times for the past four years. This year's "D" chip incorporates the latest technology:

    "The D-tag uses radio frequency identification to track each participant individually, just like the system Bloomsday has used the past four years. But the application of the technology is simpler and smoother. In the end, the result will be the same—every runner, jogger and walker will be timed precisely from the moment they cross the starting line to the moment they cross the finish."

  19. After the fact, tin foil hats and gloves just might work...

    And don't miss the comments at the bottom, about what a particular burst of radiation can do to a chip implant...

  20. Wall St. Journal

    Immigration Reform Biometrics

    "...the biometric data would likely be either fingerprints or a scan of the veins in the top of the hand. It would be required of all workers, including teenagers, but would be phased in, with current workers needing to obtain the card only when they next changed jobs..."

  21. JD,
    Thank you for getting all this info together. I've read some more info over at Threshing Grain. Are you familiar? 'Catherine' has posted a number of items over the past few years.

    I look forward to reading your informative posts. God bless!

  22. All,

    For those who have posted relevant information, thank you. There are many preperatory projects going at this point. I am working on the next part in the series. It is taking a little longer than anticipated due to new information I have come acrossed that I would now like to incorporate into the next piece.

  23. I work in a hospital and we are switching to a time clock that requires a finger print. I am uncomfortable with the idea of having submit biometrical data for employment especially with what I am learning here. I am hoping that my job will not be contingent on submitting my fingerprint!

    Thank you for all your research!

    m in dallas

  24. I am sure you folks all saw the article posted on Drudge about how the gov't wants to create a nationwide broadband network, presumably for the internet, I guess, but probably the internet of things (and people).