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Wisconsin Could Ban Mandatory Microchip Implants 395

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the mandatory-rfid-nose-rings-still-ok dept.
01101101 writes "The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that Wisconsin could be the first state to ban mandatory microchip implants in humans. The plan was authored by Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids and Gov. Jim Doyle plans to sign the bill. The bill still leaves an opening for voluntary chipping." Slashdot covered one instance of mandatory microchip implants back in February.
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Wisconsin Could Ban Mandatory Microchip Implants

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @12:26PM (#15198189)
    Did I just step into Bizzaro World?
  • Heh heh (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @12:27PM (#15198194)
    Ironically, here in Beverly Hills there is a proposed measure to enforce manditory breast implants in women. Same country, different worlds, I guess.
  • by towsonu2003 (928663) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @12:28PM (#15198206)
    any deals or mail-in rebates?
  • by Zontar_Thing_From_Ve (949321) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @12:39PM (#15198326)
    it's of the necessitary to resist the Permanent Career Implant Chip. I thank our friends in Wisconsin for leading the way!
  • by kratei (924454) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @12:41PM (#15198340)
    "Procter said VeriChip supports the spirit of Schneider's bill and would not work with companies forcing employees to get implants. However, he said the implants are superior to employee badges or key chains as a way to limit access. "It's more secure. It's discreet and it can't be lost or stolen," he said."
    They think an implated microchip can't be stolen? Um, it can't be stolen as easily as a identity card, but I'd rather have my identity card stolen than have some serious crook borrow my microchip.
  • by Anonymous Monkey (795756) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @12:44PM (#15198380)
    In my wallet I have the following cards: two credit cards, two debit cards (one for a medical flexible spending account), a library card, an AAA Card, a Costco card, a blue cross medical card, a Guardian Dental card, a discount card for the local tire shop, and a zoo membership. In the past I had up to four grocery store discount cards, but I got rid of them. (I keep my geek card in a passport holder around my neck ;-)

    I can not imagine the pain my arms would feel with that many chips in them!

  • Pinkos! (Score:1, Funny)

    by DysenteryInTheRanks (902824) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @12:45PM (#15198394) Homepage
    Eeeeeeuuuuuwww! I'm Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids! I don't think people should be forced to have microchips implanted under their skin! Look at me!

    Oooh, ooh, I need to change my shirt! My heart has bled all over it!

    Could I be any more liberal if I tried? Perhaps if I were a communist. Ooops, no -- even communists favor mandatory invasive surveillance!

    I'm all about "rights" and "civil liberties" and "the Constitution." I don't support "extraordinary rendition" of "American citizens" to "cruel and repressive Middle Easter regimes" to be "brutally tortured!"

    I don't think the police should be allowed to hook electrodes to people's testicles, or hand them off to the Army where they are held for years without access to a lawyer!

    I believe in a zone of "privacy" that extends all the way to the upper surface of the skin, because I'm a neo-anarchist far-left ultra-liberal freak!

    I love to read insane quotes like: "Wisconsin would be the first state to say, 'Hey, at least get our permission first'," Albrecht said.

    Seriously, man, if we let these pinko Democrats in Wisconsin just BAN mandatory injection of tracking chips into the skin, the next thing you know they'll be demanding warrants for phone taps and outlawing mandatory forehead bar codes!!

  • Re:Heh heh (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @01:40PM (#15198879)
    While just a hop over into San Francisco, they are proposing mandatory breast implants for men.
  • microwave? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Nesetril (969734) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @01:41PM (#15198884)
    is it true that you can destroy these chips by sticking the afflicted part of your body in a microwave (for a couple of seconds)? i just like planning ahead...
  • by jimktrains (838227) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @01:55PM (#15199025) Homepage
    Um..judging by some of the drivers I see, a driver's license is no IQ test....
  • by satirenine (941898) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @02:03PM (#15199093)
    Will these implants run Linux?
  • by bk4u (682315) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @02:24PM (#15199256) Homepage
    "The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that Wisconsin could be the first state to ban mandatory microchip implants in humans. The plan was authored by Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids and Gov. Jim Doyle plans to sign the bill. The bill still leaves an opening for voluntary chipping."

    microcheese implants, however, are still mandatory

  • by Gno (970625) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @04:02PM (#15200209) Homepage
    Say the employee whom gets the implnats gets $60,000 a year while the tweed over in the corner who's afraid of his goverment and lives with his mother in the basement without the implants only makes $30,000 a year? Then the implants become a neccessity. I fell the need for a non-implanted persons bill of rights. (NIPBOR) AND THEN the makers of niptuck can make a spinoff named: Nip Tuck: implanted removers.

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