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dbm
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Charlene,

There are a number of different technologies being developed right now, and legislation that goes along with them, that are fairly alarming if they were ever centralized.

At the hospital level there are electronic medical records (including financial, health and mental health records0, which are being tied to street level camera systems and police databases through an emergency response network, there is the Real ID system which includes a database of photos that syncs up with the street level cameras in order to track terrorist activities (keep in mind that a number of Christian groups active in missionary work and Christian peace keeping efforts ended up on the terrorist watch list), there are pandemic flu modeling systems that are in use to track possible outbreaks which if tied to the electronic medical record system would track mandatory vaccination and require the medical records to be tied to the ID, and there are a couple of mental health reform laws that might make mental health screening mandatory (especially in public schools) with mandatory medication for anyone showing signs of mental illness.

At the moment privacy laws, the cost of implementation, and the constitution are standing in the way of this all coming together. These systems do enhance safety, the electronic medical records decrease pharmacy errors and save hospitals money, the Real ID could possibly combat illegal immigration, the pandemic flu modeling systems would help in case a pandemic breaks out...not too sure about the up side of mandatory mental health medication.

Google and Microsoft have developed their own electronic medical record systems that may allow hospitals to alleviate some of the cost if they are adopted by the public. There are privacy laws in place within healthcare (Health Insurance Portability Privacy Act or HIPAA), but these could be circumvented if the records were held by a third party, ie. Google, Microsoft or any of the other developers working in this area. The US government has also just outsourced the privacy panel that works on policy advise to a not-for profit think tank in Washingon.

One of the problems that I see is that the level of discussion on these issues is for the most part not being honest about the various systems' capabilities, I work in healthcare IT research, and there is a lack of information about prior plans to centralize these systems after 9/11, these plans were scrapped due to privacy concerns. When they were scrapped, however, a number of the patents, formerly public, were deemed classified.

California's attempts to ban homeschooling could lead to problems if it were to be adopted or move outside of California. At the public school level vaccinations and mental health screenings will probably become mandatory within 5-6 years. At the moment a belief in God is considered "belief in the supernatural" by psychology and could be deemed a sign of schizophrenia if the psychologist were of a mind to do so. Due to the move for a globalized economy all belief systems are being modified and moved towards a centerist perspective so that they don't hamper cultural homogenization and it is possible that in the future Biblical Christianity will be considered a form of deviation.

Since most of the initiatives are in different areas the public is not really given the information to understand how they could be tied together. Also since these systems do increase safety and effeciency it is easy to dismiss less tangible concerns about how they might be used.




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David

 2008/3/14 9:04Profile
kathleen1
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You are all so greatly beloved of the Lord. I know His heart desires you spend more time with Him. I understand the need to be informed, but greater is our need to draw closer to God and be full of His Spirit. If we are walking with God, led by and governed by His Spirit all of this will be a moot point and won't matter...our number one concern should be letting the Holy Spirit lead us to the cross and crucify this self life of ours that gets in His way and pray for those who are lost in darkness. If we will let Him replace our self life with His supernatural life, that life that was the light of men in John 1:4 will again become the light that leads men and women out of darkness. This is not our world, we are to pass our time here with fear, and reverence, keeping our eyes upward, letting HIM be seen not ourselves, so others will want to follow. They don't know they are in darkness until and unless they see the light. Posting these things may very well serve as a wake up call to the slumbering virgins, but look up, be ready, He's coming...sooner than you think.


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Kathleen

 2009/10/15 10:49Profile
kathleen1
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You are all so greatly beloved of the Lord. I know His heart desires you spend more time with Him. I understand the need to be informed, but greater is our need to draw closer to God and be full of His Spirit. If we are walking with God, led by and governed by His Spirit all of this will be a moot point and won't matter...our number one concern should be letting the Holy Spirit lead us to the cross and crucify this self life of ours that gets in His way and pray for those who are lost in darkness. If we will let Him replace our self life with His supernatural life, that life that was the light of men in John 1:4 will again become the light that leads men and women out of darkness. This is not our world, we are to pass our time here with fear, and reverence, keeping our eyes upward, letting HIM be seen not ourselves, so others will want to follow. They don't know they are in darkness until and unless they see the light. Posting these things may very well serve as a wake up call to the slumbering virgins, but look up, be ready, He's coming...sooner than you think.


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Kathleen

 2009/10/15 10:49Profile









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Why are people afraid of the RFID chip? It's not the "Mark of the Beast" as many have supposed. It's just another form of Identification and the Transferring of money. They are doing it now with your bank card. I hardly use cash anymore, it's a nuisance to say the least. Can you imagine when "Paper Money" replaced coins, there were no doubt people frightening other people into thinking that paper money was going to be the ruin of civilization.

The Revelations is a book of Symbols, taking literally chapter 13 is dangerous. Just because something "looks like" a fulfillment doesn't mean that it is. We have to remember that there are all kinds of "look a likes" because there is "nothing new under the sun". At the end of that chapter it says, "Here is wisdom". And it says that those who have "Understanding" let him interpret what these mean.

So, here we have Wisdom which requires understanding which we have no knowledge of.

Did you know that Wisdom crieth out in the street and no one takes notice of it?

How much more we who "try" to fit our "end time" theology into something that requires wisdom which we tend not to listen to. So, if were not listening to what Wisdom is saying, what are we listening to to come up with these interpretations?

Because there are literally thousands of interpretations out there on this one book which strongly suggests that Wisdom crieth out and no one is listening.

God help us!



 2009/10/15 11:35









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bumped, I submitted twice and it says that this thread did not exist.





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