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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Biometric ID Tightens the Rationing Strings on Venezuelans

Prophecy Sign:  The coming "Mark of the Beast" identification system

The new Venezuelan biometric buy and sell program, and the Thailand GPS tracking ID are the proverbial "canary in the coal mine" scenarios.  Try out these new systems on small test cases before launching such systems world wide. Prophecy watchers need to keep a close eye on both Venezuela and Thailand with the following passage of scripture in mind:

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,  so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV

Biometric ID Tightens the Rationing Strings on Venezuelans
The Chavista war on shortages and the black market is heating up. Their two latest measures for Venezuela are point-of-sale biometric scanners and a tightened, centralized distribution system for domestic transportation. Andrés Eloy Méndez, superintendent for fair prices, has declared that the most notorious of the two will be in force from November 30. All food-related supply chains, private and public, will have to be equipped with biometric technology capable of recognizing fingerprints, to impede consumers from buying more than what the regime considers adequate. “All supermarkets and department stores in the country must have biometric readers … for the control of the quantity of products purchased … a fairer distribution and a cut in smuggling [will be achieved],” Méndez declared during an inspection he personally conducted on Wednesday at Makro, a chain of department stores.

Thailand Considers Tracking Tourists With GPS After Banning Orwell’s 1984
Thailand, which began arresting citizens last summer for reading copies of George Orwell’s 1984, is now considering tracking tourists with GPS devices. Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the government is working with hotels and resorts to assign ID wristbands, including serial numbers, to tourists and future plans include GPS tracking. “The next step would be some sort of electronic tracking device but this has not yet been discussed in detail,” she told Reuters. Kobkarn did admit, however, that the government was already encountering resistance against the initial wristband phase of the tracking program.

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