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Texas Students Revolt Against Mandatory RFID Tracking Chips

Students and parents at two San Antonio schools are in revolt over a program that forces kids to wear RFID tracking name tags which are used to pinpoint their location on campus as well as outside school premises.

Students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School will be mandated to wear the tags from today which will be used to track them on campus as well as when they enter and leave school.

Andrea Hernandez is leading a group of students who refuse to wear the tags because in her words, “It makes me uncomfortable. It’s an invasion of my privacy,” she told KSN.com.


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My son knows

He's 12 and reads some of the the Daily Paul, watches videos with me every night, and reads books for at least 30 minutes a day. We don't have cable. Actually we've never had cable during his life aside from 3 months when I tried it out to watch Giants games and realized I could watch them for free with rabbit ears.

We live in liberal CA so that tells me that MANY other families are teaching their kids not only all over the nation but all over the world.

I think it's awesome. Not only has Ron Paul educated college kids but kids in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

We just have to continue this education and never become apathetic. We need to teach them about their rights and always use the NAP to achieve those rights (in my opinion.) And we need to teach them with our actions.

One thing I like about the Daily Paul is foul language is not often used, and when it's used it's typically founded. I also like people's attitudes here, most are optimistic and working for the greater good of their community and family. There are a few rabble rousers and jerks here and there but for the most part I feel comfortable in him reading while I watch. No politician has touched the heart of my child more than Ron Paul. But the movement is way bigger than one man.

These kids are right.

I founded a company that specializes in protection of these cards from spying, tracking, cloning etc. Identity Stronghold. We have been all over TV showing how easy it is the scan the new RFID credit cards right through your wallet or pants.

They are right to protest. Even the federal government has rules that say all their new RFID employee ID cards have to be given our with a shielded holder or sleeve. Most of them buy from us.

Check out our website if you get a chance. idstronghold.com

it's about separation of power

learn it when you're young, kids.

RFID chip is an obsolete...just track people's smart phones

People already let themselves be tracked via their smart phones:

-social media: contacts, vacations, etc.
-email: contacts and goings on
-electronic financial transactions: consumer tracking

It's technically not ID...yet. Soon there will be a government app to digitize your ID, passport, etc. Heck, identification has already been done via PayPal and thousands of web sites. Google wallet already let's you digitize your credit cards so you don't need to carry those anymore.

All this will be more convenient, so people will WANT do it. No one wants a damn RFID chip installed in their body or have to wear school dogtags.


I am a student of the Science and Engineering Academy, which is located at John Jay, and I'd like to meet Andrea. You happen to read the DailyPaul Andrea?

My plan (before I read this) was to pass out flyers to everyone telling them to protest. I'm still gonna do it, but now I know that I'm not alone!

BTW I posted info about this here a couple of weeks ago: http://www.dailypaul.com/248455/rfid-cards-are-a-comin-to-st...

If you find out

Give them my email walt@idstronghold.com I will give her a free shielded ID holder. Do you have one of these new ID's yourself?

I think I remember this story from last year or early this year

You could probably do a search. Write an editorial to their local paper.

I searched and found late in May.

I found a video, it'll show up if you search; and it also brought up Medicaid. Which in my district they are trying to bill both private insurance and medicaid for any medical costs. I just wrote I have private insurance which is the truth. That thing stunk to high hell. Either the kid is on Medicaid or not. Why try to bill both.

They went after the youngest they could...

They didn't try this RFID stuff in public schools because parents would be involved. So the next best thing are the life-inexperienced, liberally-indoctrinated college students.

College has been an indoctrination laboratory for a couple generations. Yes, college students are intelligent, but they are not wise. Fools can be sold anything. Further, these fools go into the corporate environment to spread the insanity. Worse, the most indoctrinated become professors to indoctrinate the next unsuspecting generation.

I'm middle-aged and returned to college. I can't believe how much has changed. And it's all started when the college started taking welfare from the government. Suddenly, there was a new president and new administration...and a bunch of horse squeeze started.

Just imagine what colleges will be like when colleges are "free"...as they are in other countries. They'll take their RFID chips and like it. Meanwhile, the quality of the courses will fall to crap...as they are in other countries. My class has more foreign students than domestic. Most of their countries offer free college, but they come the to US because their college is utter crap and is not recognized by big companies as valid college education.

I wonder if anybody will give

I wonder if anybody will give 'em a second in a microwave oven (just until the hum starts, with a glass of water in there also to keep the oven from shorting out from inadequate load, and nothing metallic nearby to make an arc track or burn spot).

"I'm sorry, this card doesn't seem to work. Can I have another?"

Rinse and repeat.

"Maybe you got a defective batch."

Rinse and repeat.

"Maybe it's because I got too close to the airport's search radar or the speed trap on Fifth Avenue?"

Rinse and repeat.

"Are these covered under warranty?"

Rinse and repeat.

"How much do these things cost, anyhow? Who's the vendor? How much did you pay for the system? Who's paying for this? Did that come out of some grant, school taxes, capital improvement bonds, or operating bonds? I wonder if this will appear in the ballot arguments for the next bond measure?"

Rinse and repeat.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

Get rid of obama

and this will be a non issue. Wake up!

Keepin' it real.


Under which administration did TSA get created?


The two parties talk differently, but they act the same.

One of the major points of the Ron Paul revolution is to expose that the two-party system is an illusion, a veil for the oligarchy that runs most of the Northern hemisphere.

Evil is as evil does: edited from the movie Forrest Gump.

'Land of the Free, Home of the Brave' my ass.

Land of the fleeced

home of the slave

This is ridiculous

My son has to wear "dog tags" now. I didn't find a chip in the tags but I put paper over it and smashed it with a hammer to be sure.

I would place it underneath my vehicle's tire and turn the steering wheel back and forth but it will simply get replaced.

What first set me off was the fact the students had to scan their ID simply for buying school related clothing. There is absolutely NO reason for this whatsoever. The ID is linked to everything.

My son is being forced to wear a bar code around his neck.

America wake up before it is too late...

This is very concerning and this is where people should draw the line and stand tall. No reason absolutely whatsoever to have this constant monitoring of a person's location and activities

Take the tag and attach it to

Take the tag and attach it to a neighborhood Cat or some other animal, that will mess their tracking up ;-)

"Great Men Do Not Seek Power, They Have Great Power Thrust Upon Them"


Do to computer problems I could not access the page on the site.

Where are the tags to attach? To the "ear" I presume.....

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then wear it as

required. Get all your friends to do the same. Walk around with a grin on your face.

Sabotage is a tried and true part of rebellion.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Ferris Bueller would sooner barf up a lung than wear an RFID tag

Swap tags with your friends.
Send your dog home wearing your tag.
Pick up a physics book and find out what a Faraday cage does.

Have fun kids!

Accept the tag

Then go into the restroom, cut the transmitter from the tag and flush it down the toilet.
Replace tag and walk around with it.

Do not

Wear those for sure. Do not Give in.

Public school is prison...

I believed that when I was a student, and I still feel the same way at the ripe old age of 24.

It makes me sick that public school students are treated like second class citizens with no rights. My absolute hatred for our school system is so strong that I can barely even articulate it.

Zee State


Just a reminder. . .

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
-George Orwell

At my school, the non

At my school, the non deputized security guard would go off campus in his golf cart, across a major road into another town just to bust kids for smoking pot. He would then kidnap them and take them back to town.

Oh his name is Jorge Sanchez and works at Gunn High School in Palo Alto California. I figured I'd post the name of the kidnapper online.


Get ready for more fascist-dictated policies put out by the arrogant, autocratic, Dpt. of Ed dictators.



First paragraph is slightly misleading

Yes, I did read the post and the article, and I watched the video. Some of the tracking methods are pretty darn insidious (the school they mention using GPS is bad, and of course that laptop/webcam debacle). But even so:

Students and parents at two San Antonio schools are in revolt over a program that forces kids to wear RFID tracking name tags which are used to pinpoint their location on campus as well as outside school premises.

The "outside school premises" part would be practically impossible with RFID, at least in any meaningful way. RFID is an extremely short-range tracking method, especially when passive tags are used--almost definitely the case for this type of name tag system. See here for details on RFID technology.

Just clarifying.

You are the Prisoner, Number Six.

LoL! If I was in high school

LoL! If I was in high school at that place I would flush mine down a toilet in protest. They should make all faculty and staff wear them, even at home.

Southern Agrarian