Saturday, February 17, 2007

Possible RFID - 'PAD cards' for passports & 'Chip' news items

Raytheon Unveils ID Card, Fortifying RFID With Biometrics

The company believes its PAD card, which incorporates a fingerprint scanner for authentication, is well suited for use for the RFID-enabled passport card proposed by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and State.

Another news item on chipping humans...VeriChip IPO Focuses Attention on Human Implants

VeriChip Launches IPO

VeriChip Corporation Announces the Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering (notice "the Company"...what's that about I wonder?)
("VeriChip" or "the Company") announced today the pricing of its initial public offering. The Company is offering 3,100,000 shares of its common stock at $6.50 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. VeriChip’s common stock will be traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “CHIP”.

Spychips RFID Blog...interesting stuff here.

A reminder of our battles...from the Cardinal Newman Society

Updated List of Schools Planning V-Monologues Performances (as of 2/15/07)

Lord have mercy!

Death for dollars? Ukrainian infants likely killed to harvest stem cell

Evidence from a video obtained by the BBC points to the stomach-churning possibility that healthy babies born in a Ukrainian maternity hospital were taken their mothers and then murdered so that large amounts of stem cells could be harvested from their brains and bone marrow. A spokesman for the hospital denies it is connected in any way with the use of stem cells -- but one Ukrainian couple never saw their newborn daughter again after being told all was well and then told later she had died.


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) claims to have a video showing the autopsy examination of 30 infants and fetuses that were exhumed from a cemetery used by the Ukrainian maternity hospital. The video was also turned over to the Council of Europe who is now carrying out its own investigation as a response to about 300 families who are coming forward with charges against the hospital for allegedly taking and killing their newborns.

Pictures from the autopsies reveal tiny dismembered bodies with missing organs and brains. Since dismemberment of bodies is not a standard post-mortem practice, it is likely the babies were harvested for the high amounts of stem cells in their brains and bone marrow.

Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us!

Interesting News Item...

Co-Inventor of the TV Remote Dies

Hit the mute button for a moment of silence: The co-inventor of the TV remote, Robert Adler, has died. Adler, who won an Emmy Award along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley for the device that made the couch potato possible, died Thursday of heart failure at a Boise nursing home at 93, Zenith Electronics Corp. said Friday.

Medicine & Immigration

Border Troubles
The reality...

The main issue hospital administrators say they face in treating undocumented immigrants is collecting payment for services rendered. In an effort to address this burgeoning problem, the federal government agreed to pay $250 million per year for fiscal years 2005 through 2008 directly to providers who submit “qualified claims”—but meeting that standard has proven to be a sticking point for many providers looking to get paid. To qualify for Section 1011 reimbursement, each hospital must fulfill certain eligibility requirements, such as asking patients whether they are eligible for Medicaid, have a border-crossing card and are foreign-born.


“In September we billed $2.94 million and we got $664,000. At the end of the second quarter of our last billing, we billed $2.547 million, and we got $523,389,” says Anderson. So far, providers in Texas have submitted claims totaling $65.4 million to the federal government, according to figures from the Texas Hospital Association, and have received payments of approximately $14.3 million.

Blood oozes from Indian Jesus statue, bishop confirms

Jabalpur, India Bishop Gerald Almeida has called on Catholics to engage in "soul searching" after the eyes of a life-size statue of the Sacred Heart in a church yard began to ooze a blood-like substance.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes sheds tears of blood in Jaffna

This area is among the hardest hit by the ethnic conflict between the Tamil rebels and the national army. The image was in a private home and has now been transferred to a neighbouring church.

Genetically-Modified Foods & the Church

Stop US GM food, says Cardinal Rosales
Manila archbishop calls for a moratorium on the importation of genetically-modified GM food. He says scientists have already warned that GM crops and food products could harm the environment and human beings.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I'm back and quite thankful for my retreat

While I was away I read this one on a church sign...

"We just catch the fish...HE cleans them"!

I love it!

No Global Warming HERE!

And the "proof is in the pudding"...oops I mean ice, snow, and below freezing temps.
You decide...the Upper Penisula of Michigan-Lake Superior-Eagle Harbor, MI.