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666 - VERICHIP, SOMARK AND MICROSOFT UNMASKED!
Authored By : Bill Kochman (aka The WordWeaver)
Published On : November 29, 2008
Last Updated : January 3, 2009
Applied Digital Solutions, VeriChip Corp, Digital Angel Corp,
Destron Fearing Corp, Xmark Corp And Chameleon-Like Behavior,
Tommy G. Thompson's Questionable Link To The VeriChip Corp.,
FDA & American Medical Association Lend Support To VeriChip,
The RU 486 Disaster, FDA And AMA's Serious VeriChip Blunder,
FDA AMA And VeriChip Corp. In Denial, VerChip Causes Cancers
In Laboratory Mice Rats And Dogs, Mark Of The Beast & Sores,
Slow Public Acceptance Of VeriChip RFID Implants, Financial
Struggle For VeriChip Corp, VeriChip & Microsoft Join Forces,
Biochip Hand Implants A Reality, Somark's Invisible RFID Ink
Since I completed the article "666: More Proof Of The Coming
System" over two years and four months ago, there have been
a number of interesting -- or alarming -- developments which
merit our attention. These developments not only highlight
the potential danger that is inherent in the VeriChip, but
they also serve to emphasize how much closer we have moved
to the final fulfillment of the Mark of the Beast prophecy.
First the good news. While in its various press releases the
Florida-based company known as Applied Digital Solutions has
often described itself as a forward-looking entity, it seems
that, to the chagrin of their shareholders, they have been a
little too positive when it comes to one of their flagship
products. I'm of course referring to the highly controversial
VeriChip, an FDA-approved, human-implantable RFID microchip,
that is about the size of a grain of rice, and is implanted
in a person's right triceps.
In case you are a little confused, Applied Digital Solutions
is the parent company of VeriChip Corporation; or to put it
another way, VeriChip Corporation is a subsidiary of Applied
Digital Solutions. As you may recall from some of my other
articles regarding the 666, or Mark of the Beast system, in
2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, (or FDA), gave
Applied Digital Solutions the official green light to begin
marketing the VeriChip product, when it determined that the
implantable biochip was not a "regulated medical device",
and thus classified it as a "Class II Medical Device".
Prior to concentrating on VeriChip, Applied Digital Solutions
began marketing a similar product called Digital Angel. This
GPS-based, (Global Positioning Satellite system), product was
primarily designed as a location device meant to be implanted
in livestock, pets and other animals. Digital Angel can also
be used externally by humans in a wristwatch type device. The
technology for Digital Angel was actually the brainchild of a
company called Destron Fearing, which was acquired by Applied
Digital Solutions in 2000.
As you may have noticed, while the Digital Angel product is
GPS-based, the implantable VeriChip product is not. As I've
explained in other articles concerning this topic, it is in
fact a RFID-based, (Radio Frequency Identification), product
which can only be read from a distance of a few feet by a
VeriChip scanner. In 2007, VeriChip Corporation created yet
another company called Xmark Corporation, which it uses to
promote and sell a variety of RFID-based location devices.
These include Hugs, Halo, Pedz, RoamAlert and MyCall.
While I've mentioned a variety of company names and product
brands, don't let it confuse you. At the core of all these
entities -- Applied Digital Solutions, Digital Angel Corp.,
VeriChip Corp., Destron Fearing and Xmark Corp. -- are the
very same people. They are all peas in the same pod, located
for the most part in Delray Beach, Florida. It almost seems
as if these people keep re-inventing themselves in order to
try to purposely confuse the public, similar to a chameleon.
Even their products have acquired new names under the Xmark
Corporation name, but they seem to be based on the very same
Digital Angel technology. So don't be deceived by their sly
business maneuvers. Their primarily goal is to do one thing;
and that is to track and monitor animals and people for a
Speaking of people, it might interest you to know that one
person who has been involved in this invasive technology is
the former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy G.
Thompson. In fact, VeriChip was approved by the FDA while he
was still the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There
is more. Thompson sat on the Board of Directors of Applied
Digital Solutions for two years after he resigned from the
Bush Administration. When questioned by the Associated Press
in a telephone interview, Thompson denied any knowledge of
VeriChip while he served as the HHS secretary and stated "I
didn't even know VeriChip before I stepped down from the
Department of Health and Human Services . . . I had nothing
to do with it. And if you look back at my record, you will
find that there has never been any improprieties whatsoever".
The same September 8, 2007 Associated Press news article also
notes the following which casts serious doubts on Thompson's
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Thompson vigorously campaigned for electronic medical
records and healthcare technology both as governor of
Wisconsin and at HHS. While in President Bush's Cabinet, he
formed a "medical innovation" task force that worked to
partner FDA with companies developing medical information
At a "Medical Innovation Summit" on Oct. 20, 2004, Lester
Crawford, the FDA's acting commissioner, thanked the
secretary for getting the agency "deeply involved in the use
of new information technology to help prevent medication
error." One notable example he cited: "the implantable chips
and scanners of the VeriChip system our agency approved last
The FDA is overseen by the Department of Health and Human
Services, which, at the time of VeriChip's approval, was
headed by Tommy Thompson. Two weeks after the device's
approval took effect on Jan. 10, 2005, Thompson left his
Cabinet post, and within five months was a board member of
VeriChip Corp. and Applied Digital Solutions. He was
compensated in cash and stock options.
After leaving the Cabinet and joining the company board,
Thompson received options on 166,667 shares of VeriChip
Corp. stock, and options on an additional 100,000 shares of
stock from its parent company, Applied Digital Solutions,
according to SEC records. He also received $40,000 in cash
in 2005 and again in 2006, the filings show.
Thompson is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP,
a Washington law firm that was paid $1.2 million for legal
services it provided the chip maker in 2005 and 2006,
according to SEC filings.
He stepped down as a VeriChip Corp. director in March to
seek the GOP presidential nomination, and records show that
the company gave his campaign $7,400 before he bowed out of
the race in August.
In a TV interview while still on the board, Thompson was
explaining the benefits -- and the ease -- of being chipped
when an interviewer interrupted:
"I'm sorry, sir. Did you just say you would get one
implanted in your arm?"
"Absolutely," Thompson replied. "Without a doubt."
"No concerns at all?"
But to date, Thompson has yet to be chipped himself.
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When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved VeriChip
in 2004, they stated that they found "reasonable assurance"
that the RFID device was safe to implant in humans. In June
of last year, (2007), the American Medical Association also
gave its support to the VeriChip product. In its report, the
Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, which is the ethics
committee for the American Medical Association, concluded
that human-implantable "radio frequency identification (RFID)
devices", (such as VeriChip), "may help to identify patients,
thereby improving the safety and efficiency of patient care,
and may be used to enable secure access to patient clinical
At the same time, the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
also expressed some doubts regarding the security and privacy
of human-implantable RFID devices. They also had some concern
regarding the medical safety of said devices. In particular,
the CEJA noted that "their small size allows them to migrate
under the skin". They also noted that RFID tags, such as the
VeriChip, "may cause electromagnetic interference, which may
interfere with electrosurgical devices and defibrillators".
In addition, there was some concern that they "might affect
the efficacy of pharmaceuticals". But as I said, in spite of
such lingering questions, the American Medical Association
went ahead and lent their support to these dangerous, and I
might add, demonic, biochips. If you would like to read their
full report, please search online for "CEJA Report 5-A-07".
It just seems that when it comes to dirty politics, the FDA
never learns its lesson. As I mention in the in-depth series
"Abortion: Slaughter Of The Innocent", the FDA made the very
same mistake when it foolishly rushed through the approval
of the abortion-inducing pill RU 486. Only now, a few years
later, are we beginning to see the serious, life-threatening
results of legalizing that awful drug in the United States.
By approving the VeriChip human-implantable RFID microchip,
the FDA has made the very same mistake; and in so doing, has
placed at risk hundreds of American lives to date; and that
number slowly increases. If you don't know what I am talking
about, please continue reading.
As it turns out, the FDA's so-called "reasonable assurance"
was not reasonable whatsoever, and the AMA is to blame also.
One important fact which was not included in the CEJA report,
is that according to reports by the Associated Press, and by
Wired News, when some laboratory mice and rats were injected
with the RFID chips, they developed malignant, fast-growing,
lethal tumors, or cancers, in the area where the microchips
had been implanted under their skin. Part of the expos� that
I read in the Associated Press article, called "Chip Implants
Linked To Animal Tumors", states the following:
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When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved
implanting microchips in humans, the manufacturer said it
would save lives, letting doctors scan the tiny transponders
to access patients' medical records almost instantly. The
FDA found "reasonable assurance" the device was safe, and a
sub-agency even called it one of 2005's top "innovative
But neither the company nor the regulators publicly
mentioned this: A series of veterinary and toxicology
studies, dating to the mid-1990s, stated that chip implants
had "induced" malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats.
"The transponders were the cause of the tumors," said Keith
Johnson, a retired toxicologic pathologist, explaining in a
phone interview the findings of a 1996 study he led at the
Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.
Leading cancer specialists reviewed the research for The
Associated Press and, while cautioning that animal test
results do not necessarily apply to humans, said the
findings troubled them. Some said they would not allow
family members to receive implants, and all urged further
research before the glass-encased transponders are widely
implanted in people.
Published in veterinary and toxicology journals between 1996
and 2006, the studies found that lab mice and rats injected
with microchips sometimes developed subcutaneous "sarcomas"
_ malignant tumors, most of them encasing the implants.
_ A 1998 study in Ridgefield, Conn., of 177 mice reported
cancer incidence to be slightly higher than 10 percent _ a
result the researchers described as "surprising."
_ A 2006 study in France detected tumors in 4.1 percent of
1,260 microchipped mice. This was one of six studies in
which the scientists did not set out to find
microchip-induced cancer but noticed the growths
incidentally. They were testing compounds on behalf of
chemical and pharmaceutical companies; but they ruled out
the compounds as the tumors' cause. Because researchers only
noted the most obvious tumors, the French study said, "These
incidences may therefore slightly underestimate the true
occurrence" of cancer.
_ In 1997, a study in Germany found cancers in 1 percent of
4,279 chipped mice. The tumors "are clearly due to the
implanted microchips," the authors wrote.
"There's no way in the world, having read this information,
that I would have one of those chips implanted in my skin,
or in one of my family members," said Dr. Robert Benezra,
head of the Cancer Biology Genetics Program at the Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Before microchips are implanted on a large scale in humans,
he said, testing should be done on larger animals, such as
dogs or monkeys. "I mean, these are bad diseases. They are
life-threatening. And given the preliminary animal data, it
looks to me that there's definitely cause for concern."
Dr. George Demetri, director of the Center for Sarcoma and
Bone Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston,
agreed. Even though the tumor incidences were "reasonably
small," in his view, the research underscored "certainly
real risks" in RFID implants.
At the Jackson Laboratory in Maine, a leader in mouse
genetics research and the initiation of cancer, Dr. Oded
Foreman, a forensic pathologist, also reviewed the studies
at the AP's request.
At first he was skeptical, suggesting that chemicals
administered in some of the studies could have caused the
cancers and skewed the results. But he took a different view
after seeing that control mice, which received no chemicals,
also developed the cancers. "That might be a little hint
that something real is happening here," he said. He, too,
recommended further study, using mice, dogs or non-human
Meanwhile, the animal study findings should be disclosed to
anyone considering a chip implant, the cancer specialists
To date, however, that hasn't happened.
Late last year, Albrecht unearthed at the Harvard medical
library three studies noting cancerous tumors in some
chipped mice and rats, plus a reference in another study to
a chipped dog with a tumor. She forwarded them to the AP,
which subsequently found three additional mice studies with
similar findings, plus another report of a chipped dog with
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Just as former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy
G. Thompson, denied knowing anything about VeriChip, or even
the health risks that it possessed, representatives from the
FDA, the American Medical Association and VeriChip Corp. all
denied that they knew that the VeriChip posed a health risk
to its recipients. The aforementioned AP news article notes:
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"We stand by our implantable products which have been
approved by the FDA and/or other U.S. regulatory
authorities," Scott Silverman, VeriChip Corp. chairman and
chief executive officer, said in a written response to AP
The company was "not aware of any studies that have resulted
in malignant tumors in laboratory rats, mice and certainly
not dogs or cats," but he added that millions of domestic
pets have been implanted with microchips, without reports of
"In fact, for more than 15 years we have used our
encapsulated glass transponders with FDA approved
anti-migration caps and received no complaints regarding
malignant tumors caused by our product."
The FDA also stands by its approval of the technology.
Did the agency know of the tumor findings before approving
the chip implants? The FDA declined repeated AP requests to
specify what studies it reviewed.
Also making no mention of the findings on animal tumors was
a June report by the ethics committee of the American
Medical Association, which touted the benefits of
implantable RFID devices.
Had committee members reviewed the literature on cancer in
No, said Dr. Steven Stack, an AMA board member with
knowledge of the committee's review.
Was the AMA aware of the studies?
No, he said.
But in its SEC filings, product labels and press releases,
VeriChip Corp. has not mentioned the existence of research
linking embedded transponders to tumors in test animals.
Did the [FDA] review literature on microchip implants and
Dr. Katherine Albrecht, a privacy advocate and RFID expert,
asked shortly after VeriChip's approval what evidence the
agency had reviewed. When FDA declined to provide
information, she filed a Freedom of Information Act request.
More than a year later, she received a letter stating there
were no documents matching her request.
Asked if it had taken these studies into account, the FDA
said VeriChip documents were being kept confidential to
protect trade secrets. After AP filed a FOIA request, the
FDA made available for a phone interview Anthony Watson, who
was in charge of the VeriChip approval process.
"At the time we reviewed this, I don't remember seeing
anything like that," he said of animal studies linking
microchips to cancer. A literature search "didn't turn up
anything that would be of concern."
Another implantable device could be a pacemaker, and indeed,
tumors have in some cases attached to foreign bodies inside
humans. But Dr. Neil Lipman, director of the Research Animal
Resource Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, said it's not
the same. The microchip isn't like a pacemaker that's vital
to keeping someone alive, he added, "so at this stage, the
payoff doesn't justify the risks."
Silverman, VeriChip Corp.'s chief executive, disagreed.
"Each month pet microchips reunite over 8,000 dogs and cats
with their owners," he said. "We believe the VeriMed Patient
Identification System will provide similar positive benefits
for at-risk patients who are unable to communicate for
themselves in an emergency."
----- End Quotes -----
The article in Wired News basically reported the very same
thing. In other words, the VeriChip, and similar implantable
biochips, are simply very bad news for both animals and human
beings. Not everyone is negatively affected by these devices;
and not all animals are affected either; nevertheless, after
having read the previous points, would you still want to get
a VeriChip embedded in your right triceps? Would you want your
child injected with one? Let me remind you again that it took
several years of data collection before anyone realized that
there was a serious problem with RU 486. What will we learn
in a few years time after people have had VeriChips in their
bodies for a longer period of time? Will they still be deemed
to be safe?
We may not have to look too far to find ourselves an answer.
As I was reading all of this news regarding the VeriChip and
skin cancers, I was reminded of some very interesting verses
that are found in the Book of Revelation. In chapter sixteen
we read the following:
"And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the
seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the
wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured
out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and
grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast,
and upon them which worshipped his image."
Revelation 16:1-2, KJV
In the previous verses, the word "sore" is translated from
the Greek work "helkos". My Greek lexicon defines this word
as meaning "a wound, especially a wound producing a discharge
pus, a sore, an ulcer". Is it possible that these sores will
actually be caused by the VeriChip, or some form of related
RFID technology which turns out to be the Mark of the Beast?
Given what we have learned thus far, it seems highly likely.
As I noted earlier, there is some good news in all of this;
and that is that according to a 2006 report on the CNET web
site called "Patients, Doctors Staying Away From Implantable
RFID Chips", the vast majority of medical institutions and
professionals, as well as medical patients, have rejected
the VeriChip. This, of course, has resulted in the VeriChip
Corporation experiencing serious financial difficulties; as
can be seen by the following excerpts from the news article
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Only 222 medical patients in total have opted to get RFID
chips from VeriChip implanted as of the end of 2006,
according to documents filed by the company with the
Securities and Exchange Commission as part of its initial
public offering. It's a modest number, the company says, and
revenue for these systems is far below projections.
"To date, we have only generated approximately $0.1 million
in revenue ($100,000) from sales of the microchip inserter
kits, significantly less than we had projected at the
beginning of 2006. We may never achieve market acceptance or
more than nominal or modest sales of this system," the
The slow sales will likely hearten the many critics of the
company. When the company first began touting the technology
nearly three years ago, it was criticized by civil
libertarians, who saw the chips as a gateway to privacy
erosion, and by religious consumers some of whom said that
implantable chips were the mark of the beast.
In its SEC filing, the company stated that many patients are
probably unwilling to get chipped, the company said, and
doctors have likely been reluctant to discuss the procedure
with clients. Privacy issues and bad publicity have also
----- End Quote -----
As you can see by the previous excerpts, despite their best
efforts, by the end of 2006, only 222 individuals had chosen
to be implanted with the VeriChip in the United States. This
figure is based upon the VeriChip Corporation's own figures.
According to the antichips.com website "At the beginning of
2008, that figure was estimated to be around 300 people". It
then adds "Many of the implanted individuals are employees
of the VeriChip Corporation, or patients participating in
experimental trials of the device". On its own website, the
VeriChip Corporation slyly boasts "VeriChip's RFID solutions
are currently in use in over 5,000 installations worldwide,
crossing healthcare, security, government, and industrial
While the 5000 number may seem impressive to some people, the
truth of the matter is that the number of actual individuals
who have been implanted with the VeriChip is a lot lower. On
their FAQ page, the VeriChip Corporation simply states that
"thousands of patients live with the chip without problems".
Due to the secrecy that the company maintains, no one really
know exactly how many thousands of people have been chipped
worldwide; but it is undoubtedly still very low. While they
may have 5,000 installations worldwide, as the previous news
article noted in 2006, "many patients are probably unwilling
to get chipped, the company said, and doctors have likely
been reluctant to discuss the procedure with clients". The
aforementioned September 8, 2007 Associated Press expos� is
more forthcoming, and suggests an actual number of VeriChip
recipients. It reports that "to date, about 2,000 of the so-
called radio frequency identification, or RFID, devices have
been implanted in humans worldwide, according to VeriChip
Considering how much time, money, research and promotional
efforts VeriChip Corporation has invested in their product,
it is obvious that their returns are still quite dismal. At
their current rate of success, it is going to be a very long
time before the VeriChip becomes popular, particularly in
the USA. It's encouraging to realize that a lot of Christian
writers, as well as privacy advocates, have been responsible
for slowing down the VeriChip Corporation's plans to cover
the globe with their hellish invention. But VeriChip is one
company that is not about to give up, and it now looks like
some much-needed help may be on the way. Ten days ago, in a
press release that was published on the VeriChip Corporation
website, it was announced that the Florida-based company has
joined forces with the Microsoft Corporation. Following are
some excerpts taken from their announcement:
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DELRAY BEACH, FL– November 17, 2008 –VeriChip Corporation
(the "Company") (NASDAQ: CHIP), a provider of radio
frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare and
patient-related needs, today announced that its personal
health record used in conjunction with its VeriMed Health
Link system will be accessible through Microsoft�
HealthVault™, an online platform designed to put consumers
in control of their health information. Through this
agreement, Health Link members will have the ability to open
free HealthVault accounts and input, store, view and
interact with their health data. Further, the data within
Health Link members’ existing accounts will be directly
accessible through their HealthVault accounts.
Scott R. Silverman, Chairman of the Company, said,
"VeriChip’s strategic alliance with Microsoft provides
additional benefits to our members by enabling them to
seamlessly store all of their personal health records on
HealthVault’s robust, security-enhanced website.
Furthermore, as an approved HeathVault solution provider,
this agreement gives us added visibility among HealthVault’s
member base. For those who have chosen our tamper-proof,
safe, "always on" link to their personal health information,
we believe this relationship with Microsoft is a logical
expansion of our service."
----- End Quote -----
As I told our mailing list members, this development may not
seem very important, but this partnership allows VeriChip a
lot of room for growth. It is precisely this kind of global
mechanism that the VeriChip Corporation requires in order to
expand the usage of its products in a very major way. We all
know that Microsoft Corp has infiltrated every corner of the
globe. Currently, around 90% of the world uses the Windows
operating system; particularly in the business, science and
medicine spheres. To compound this problem even further, we
are all also aware of how extremely aggressive, and shrewd,
Microsoft Corp can be when it comes to promoting the use of
its products. You will recall that Microsoft's questionable
business practices is exactly what the anti-trust law suits
have been all about. So if the VeriChip Corporation is able
to piggyback on the Microsoft Corporation, it just might be
able to improve the poor performance of the VeriChip RFID
human-implantable biochip. Time will certainly tell.
Before concluding this article, we have one more topic to
discuss. As we have already seen, whether they are Christian
or not, a lot of people, in fact, most people, have rejected
the VeriChip RFID biochip implant. While there are obviously
a variety of reasons for this rejection, one of them is due
to the fact that the VeriChip appears to be paving the way
for the Mark of the Beast global economic system. While the
VeriChip is currently implanted in the right biceps by means
of a quick surgical procedure, who is to say that sometime
in the future, it, or a similar technology, won't be placed
in the recipient's forehead or right hand? In fact, it will
interest you to know that while I was conducting research
for this article, I discovered that some microchips are even
now being inserted in people's hands in order to gain access
to their computers.
But here is the question: What if the Mark of the Beast, or
666, system was less intrusive, and didn't require an actual
implant? Or, what if recipients were given a choice between
having an actual biochip implant surgically placed in their
body, or having an invisible code tattooed on their body? Is
it possible that there would be less resistance to such a
system? Would more people be willing to get their damnable
Mark of the Beast?
As it turns out, the latter alternative has already become
available. A company called Somark Innovations has developed
an invisible RFID ink, which it has successfully tested on
both cattle and mice. According to information that is found
on their website, an individual animal, such as a cow, can
be painlessly branded with the 15-digit invisible ink in less
than ten seconds. Furthermore, its fur doesn't even need to
be shaved off in order to apply the RFID tattoo. The website
also states that the invisible RFID tattoo can be read by a
scanner up to a distance of four feet.
"Oh, but that's just for animals", you may retort. Well, not
so fast. Somark Innovations notes that their new ID system,
which relies upon a 100% biocompatible and chemically inert
ink, would be perfect for marking soldiers going into battle.
So obviously, they already have plans to move from animals,
to people, which is exactly what Applied Digital Solutions
did as well. Of course, if this invisible RFID ink works so
well on soldiers, why stop there? Why not tag young children
in case they become lost? Why not tattoo senior citizens who
may suffer from Alzheimer's Disease? In fact, why don't we
just go the whole nine yards and tag the whole world? Doesn't
that sound just lovely?
There was a time when the devilish Mark of the Beast system
seemed so far away; but, not anymore. A very dark future is
rushing up to greet us. How will you meet it? What will you
do? Will you bow to political correctness and stand in line
to sell your soul to Satan; or will you fear the Lord and
resist, come what may? The choice is yours.
With these words, I will bring another article to a close.
I pray that you have found it informative, and that when
the time comes, you will make the right decision, by the
Grace of God.