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USDA Wants RFID Tracking Technology To Be Mandatory In US Food Stamp Program





(NTEB)  “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17)

In a little while, the above scene in Revelation 13 will become a global reality. People can no longer buy or sell without the mark of the beast. And sometimes that would mean no longer being able to eat!

The USDA is now considering biometric identification for all individuals who will want to benefit from their Food and Nutrition Services. The RFID chip may just soon be a must for everyone who does not want to starve!

The following is an excerpt of the executive summary of the FINAL REPORT of the Use of Biometric Identification Technology to Reduce Fraud in the Food Stamp Program:

Biometric identification technology provides automated methods to identify a person based on physical characteristics—such as fingerprints, hand shape, and characteristics of the eyes and face—as well as behavioral characteristics—including signatures and voice patterns.

Although used in law enforcement and defense for several years, it has recently been used in civilian applications and shows some promise to reduce the number of duplicate cases in the Food Stamp Program (FSP) and other assistance programs .

Already operational in some states

Biometric identification systems are currently operational at some level in Arizona, California (under county initiative, first by Los Angeles County), Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. Finger imaging is the principal form of technology used in all eight States, though alternative technologies have simultaneously undergone trials in Massachusetts (facial recognition) and Illinois (retinal scanning). By the end of 2000, new systems are expected to be in place in California (statewide unified system), Delaware, and North Carolina. Other States are currently in the initial planning stages, including Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. However, there is little information available at this point regarding the specific course and trajectory these States will follow in terms of system types, implementation schedules, and the benefit programs in which they will implement the new requirement.




The States planned for implementation of their biometric identification systems in response to a wide variety of factors and considerations idiosyncratic to each State environment. Some States reported that their respective legislative mandates, which prescribed specific dates by which biometric systems were required to be in place, allowed insufficient time for development and planning. The States developed and followed implementation schedules in accordance with internal priorities and considerations. The States uniformly described their implementation processes as largely uneventful, though they encountered a variety of minor implementation issues, most of which were associated with the logistical difficulties of mobilizing and managing such a complex initiative.

Preparing staff for the implementation of the biometric systems, both philosophically and operationally, took different forms, priorities, and levels of effort in the States. At implementation, advance notification to clients and/or the general public about new biometric client identification procedures was considered important by all State representatives. The objective of providing advance notification was to inform and prepare clients for the additional application or recertification step (i.e., to explain the requirement and who is required to submit, and to address client concerns), as well as to accelerate enrollment of the existing caseload. All States prepared informational mailings to clients advising them of the new requirement. Some States reported developing additional outreach media including multilingual (English and Spanish) videos, posters, and brochures for viewing and distribution in the local office. Most of the States also identified various outlets in the community through which they informed the general public in advance about the implementation of biometric client identification procedures.

Program outcomes

The evaluations of finger imaging systems conducted by six States have produced the following findings.

  • A small number of duplicate applications (approximately 1 duplicate for every 5,000 cases) have been detected by finger imaging systems. Finger-imaging systems appear to detect more fraud in statewide implementations than in regional pilot systems. Additional matches have been found by interstate comparisons of finger-image data.
  • Institution of a finger-imaging requirement can produce a significant, short-term reduction in caseload, because some existing clients refuse to comply with the requirement. The number of refusals depends on the implementation procedures and appears to be lower when finger imaging is incorporated into the recertification process.
  • The most carefully controlled estimate of non-compliance among existing clients suggests that introduction of a finger-imaging requirement reduces participation by approximately 1.3%. However, this estimate reflects both reduced fraud and deterrence of eligible individuals and households.

Source – USDA

Additional information from the USDA Nutrition Assistance Program

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  • http://www.TheAmericanRepublic.com Gene Kernan

    Good. Maybe THIS will motivate people to find another way.

    • Liz

      Yes they can always follow their lost job to China or what other country it’s been moved to. better yet they can sell drug that the cia bring to this country. Better yet they can starve, after all we got to keep giving the money to Washington and the Fed. Let’s not forget ALL the illegal aliens who took alot of job at miminal wages they need the money and foodstamps to feed the rest of their family who’s here illegally too. All those useless eaters we call unenployed American let’s tag that ass or starve them or better yet deport them to another country after we already have inported riff raff so let export the poor Americans, we have more important things to do with OUR we money like war.

    • rg maffeo

      Wake up people we are in the fight for our lives and country. Obumbo syndrome needs to go.

    • noone

      It is evil, they are a heretics, if no one cares about government than government enters without permission in your life, wathes every you movement what you like disslike. And maybe in future they will be able to control these chips to make calm, or silently kill their “opponents” who talks too much or spreads a negative but truethful word around a world. All what government wants is to make a people be blindly stupid, enjoy with emptiness, do nothing, make them cowardly stupid, disrupt them, make dependent from a mark of the evil – government. Europe alliance was a first strong step of devil’s movement, and after few years – economical crisis. Everything what happens is directed by governments.

      • noone

        Another thing is this, we got our livers; Livers is most important organ in our body it is like a filter,it can not take a chip in a blood unless that chip is completely digest and lost functionality. No big body can enter to our body the rest is sent to a shit or stuck until operated out by a medics.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how many people are going to jump off the boat when that becomes mandatory everywhere. All I could say is find as many ways to save as you can, HEB combo locos are good if you don’t mind buying something to get several other things free on the side. Angel Food Ministries helps too.

  • michael

    can’t we AS EMPLOYERS demand this of our servants; the politician?

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  • Johnnyusa

    THis looks like a good idea…I’ve seen people try to sell thier food stamps outside of stores and I’ve seen LINK card swipe machines inside liquor stores. Fraud is everywhere in the food stamp program and my tax dollars are wasted on these people.

    • Valerie J.

      Did you confront these people? Did you notify the Department of Jobs and Family Services of the fraud you eyewitnessed? Did you call the police about the abuse of social services you knew about? It seems to me that everyone “knows” someone who is gaming the system, or “sees” fraud everywhere. But no one does anything about it. That makes me believe that this kind of thinking is just Group Think. So many people know it to be true so it must be true.

      • Mel

        On the occasions that I called social services to report fraudulent activities that I was witnessing on a regular basis, they flat out told me that they were understaffed and did not have the time and resources to fully investigate fraud cases. So in that regard, this new identification procedure would be a good thing.

    • LookingForWorkSingleMom

      I Agree there are way to many A**wipes abusing a system that is intended to help ones like me I am a single mother of two; I have, for the better part of 8 months, been searching for work but due to the fact I have a set schedule with two kids its hard ,, It pains me at night to know how hard I struggle to get and maintain the help Your tax dollars provide because of the riff-raff abusing it. So As a straight and narrow mother I want to thank You.. I just wish your tax dollars did help the ones who need it and deserve it i.e. my kids but to no avail they suffer because there are no jobs available do to illegals.. and the help to maintain while i search withers away because of druggies and their dealers. I assure you Johnny not all of us are that way and we do thank you for your help :-)

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  • http://prassoon.wordpress.com Prassoon Suryadas

    If bible says so (Revelation 13:16-17) then we should all honor it, shouldn’t we? :)
    Otherwise someone please quote what solution does bible propose?

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  • chilliflake

    Come on people, I bet a lot of you regard yourselves as good people? Then why be happy for people reliant on welfare etc, be thrown to the wolves ( no offense to wolves btw )? Do you not see that this is how it all starts.
    If they got rid of all the illegal aliens and citizens on welfare, do you think the Government would stop there? No~! because they will be coming for you lot next.
    This system does not care about anyone, why not turn your frustration toward the system that allows this to happen. Think how much money the military takes to go to other countries and blow people up? does anybody ever think that when the American military set off a missile that kills a village of people in Iraq then that missile could have cost the average Happy American tax payers a MILLION dollars!!!
    Are you happy to pay for overkill but really p##sed off when someone buys some booze with their welfare money????

    • KdVan Zant

      I afree with your post. First I don’t know about you But I have been on food stamps before. Really it’s very hard to fraud the system that is currently in place. Scanners pick up on everything that is considered non essential food item. Also too you have to pressent a photo ID to use your card in the first place. Any grocery store caught not checking photo ID’s could get into big trouble. So, I believe it is uneducatedated people out their that post incorrect assumptions about the food stamp program. Please people do not talk about things you do nothing about. You hurt the people who are truly poor and need assistance. It purely a distraction to where money is really going.

  • http://google alex

    …..history is a lie…money$ is a hoax…religion is control…Govn’t is a for-profit corporation…you are enslaved!

  • Bob

    Well, i am one of those who left North America ten years ago, to find my fortune and future overseas. At first, it was grand, as i was very well paid in an IT role in the UK. After 2001 and the dot bomb, I lost all my savings trying to leave the rat race, i managed to find some contract work; but it did not last. After 9/11, the IT industry as a whole globally was sold to the lowest bidder in China or Vietnam or India or whatever; and jobs that paid even 2001 wages, in 2010, were scarce. In fact, menial work was everywhere available; but even those jobs were going to unskilled immigrants who often had no papers or rights to work in the country (still the UK) at all. I lived in China for several years, working for 2001 wages, for Hewlett Packard (yes, i will name names!!). The ONLY reason they gave me a job, was because in China there is NO mandatory healthcare for local employees; and wages and benefits are frozen at 2001-era levels. Eventually, the toxic environment in China (I worked in Shanghai), and the chronic isolation and work stress took its toll, and my health totally deteriorated. If you are reading this, this is YOUR FUTURE. Unless, of course, you are prepared to start a self-reliance Association, or something similar, which will help you and your worthy neighbour to better prepare for the desperate future that has been planned (see Agenda 21; Project For A New American Century; The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion – even if it is a fraud, if it is real the implementation of these protocols in reality would be staggering) for all of us who are ‘too educated’ and who must be ground into the dirt. Get prepared and make sure you have many months worth of ammunition. Your overseas buddies from India, China and the like (and i guarantee this) are NEVER going to help you to fight THE UNITED STATES corporation; and you had better plan carefully for those you love.

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  • http://12Months2Retire.com Niamh

    I’m not sure where all of this is comming from. Did any of you actually open the USDA Nutrition Assistance Program document that this article even linked to? There is nothing in it that ‘chipping’ of any kind has occurred. All I could find was ….
    “Only four states implemented biometric identification efforts and usually prior to 2000.All four of these states implemented fingerprint imaging and one of the four used facial recognition.”
    This is done to every non-US citizen every time they enter the country. Where is your outrage about that? Finger printing and retinal scans EVERY TIME! Stop with the scar mongering …. whoever wrote this blog post should be ashamed of themselves for hyping up this information and anyone who is reading it and passing it on, without reading a primary resource document should be equally ashamed of themselves. I’m not saying this chipping is not the next thing, I’m not saying it’s not in the works, I’m not saying I would agree with it if it did happen, but it has NOT been implemented as of yet.

  • http://12Months2Retire.com Niamh

    Oh, and stop using the word ‘chip’ combined with the anogram RFID because they DO NOT belong together. RFID stand for Retinal and Facial Identification – none of which need a CHIP!

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  • tim

    Radio-frequency identification (

  • tim

    Radio-frequency identification

    • http://12Months2Retire.com Niamh

      Sorry Tim – read the USDA document – it’s Retinal Facial Identification, just like they use at the airport.

      • http://12Months2Retire.com Niamh

        I just want to state that yes RFID IS a Radio-Frequency Identification method, however it is not what the USDA are using when they state Retinal and Facial Identification methods.

        • http://jtittiger.blogspot.com/2012/06/modern-christianity-is-mental-disorder.html Inalienable Wrights

          If that is the case you can bet your ass where they are headed.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406365828 Ashley

    it sure is coming! they have these so you can find your pet if lost. whats next the fear of your cldihren getting taken by a weirdo , parents will implant their cldihren! i bet there are thousands of people with this implant in their bodies. revelation is upon us

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406362137 Patas

    Go to KTLA website. And then in the secarh box near to top right type in RFID and hit enter.You will see an article titled Identity Identity Theft: How Safe Are You? . That is the original news story dated March 16, 2009.

  • http://jtittiger.blogspot.com/2012/06/modern-christianity-is-mental-disorder.html Inalienable Wrights

    And this slippery slope was caused by people that want welfare recipients to be drug tested……

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  • littlemike

    How in the HELL does biometric ID = RFID chips???????? Let me tell you something, I WANT welfare and food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted so we can cut down on fraud! This article is bogus because it talks about two different things, RFID and biometric ID. And I don’t see how putting an RFID device in their welfare ID card is going to help stop misuse.

    • Chetta

      Totally agree. These are very different technologies and the author should do better homework and not jump to so many conclusions about technology he or she does not understand.

  • littlemike

    Just to be very clear, RFID means radio frequency identification, a wireless non-contact system that uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from a tag attached to an object, for the purposes of automatic identification and tracking. They are used in business for inventory control and shoplifting prevention (attached to merchandise) and if you drive on toll highways using the EZ-pass instead of cash, that’s an RFID device. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with biometric ID, which has been in use by law enforcement for over 100 years—the most prevalent form of it being the good old-fashioned fingerprint. Nowadays they also have facial recognition technology and eye scanning (retina).

    At the very minimum, a food stamp card should have a photo of the authorized user, which might cut down on fraudulent use. Anyone who has a problem with that should have to pay for their food like the rest of us.

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  • Douglas

    if we would take it would hurt? and who will take it!

  • Peace

    Opposed to the RFID chip and read that Georgia,Cal.North Dakota,Wisconsin and Va. passed legislation that prevents mandatory RFID implantation. To many millions and back down on the concept. Hope CNN will interview Media Relations Amy Sorrells at 404-550-4885 with Solo Health in Ga.and ask if their health machine is ready for the implant in your hand of a RFID chip. NC politicians better get moving on this or you will be fired fast and Obama ‘s impeachment is what date ?