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UK Supermarket World's First To Offer Cashless Checkout With Finger Vein Scan
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance… Proverbs 1:5 (ESV)
The march toward a cashless society has now moved from the theoretical to the phase of widespread adoption.
This is primarily due to developments in the tech sector that now enable the easy use of biometric recognition systems, as well as the increasing acceptance from a public who is becoming familiar with turning themselves into a password for their personal devices.
Behind the scenes, governments and corporations have been building the political and economic enticements via the Better Than Cash Alliance to ensure that the world eventually gets "de-cashed." We're now witnessing the full roll-out of an architecture that has been in development for many years.
Nicholas West ~ September 22, 2017
China's high-tech KFC recently made headlines when it began testing facial recognition payments in its KPRO store. Cashless agenda denialists, however, could readily point to China's authoritarian government to ease any fears about an impending technocratic takeover occurring in the more democratic West.
Well, today's cashless agenda news does come from the West, and it's a world's first. As reported by The Telegraph, London's Costcutter supermarket has announced that its shoppers can now pay by finger vein scan.
It works by using infrared to scan people's finger veins and then links this unique biometric map to their bank cards. Customers' bank details are then stored with payment provider Worldpay, in the same way you can store your card details when shopping online.
Shoppers can then turn up to the supermarket with nothing on them but their own hands and use it to make payments in just three seconds.
Nice and convenient, of course.
Brandon Turbeville wrote an article in 2011 warning that this was being tested as a future payment system. Remarking at the time about how smartphone payments would eventually seem outdated, he explained:
Taking the cashless control grid one step further, major corporations are not even waiting for the "digital wallet" to catch on. They are actually moving forward with a system that will allow for an individual to swipe their palm, not their phone, in front of a digital recognition device in order to gain access to various buildings, pay for merchandise, or otherwise identify oneself.
Indeed, this new type of technology, even this specific product, is already being introduced all over the United States.
For instance, New York University's Langone Medical Center has already implemented the vein scanners in some of its medical facilities. Manufactured by Fujitsu, the scanners are being placed in the hospital under the guise of greater convenience and faster access to medical records.
Health histories, insurance forms, and other documents are all handled electronically and at a much faster pace with the help of the new vein scanners.
Schools, too, have begun to implement the Fujitsu systems. For instance, the Pinellas County School District in Florida recently announced that it was introducing the system in order "to identify students and thereby reduce waste and the threat of impersonation."
With the new scanners, the students are able to have their meals deducted from their account, upon scanning their palms, as they march single file in the feeding lines during lunch time. Of course, this type of technology is not new to Pinellas County. The students have been finger scanning in order to gain access to their lunch for years.
Naturally, these days not everyone is worried only about the intrusive nature of turning one's body into a password – think of the iPhone 10 – to be mined by algorithms for corporations and governments, but just as legitimately about having their financial data hacked.
No worries, says the developer of the newest form of vein scanning, Sthaler. Although company director, Simon Binns, manages to sound creepy and objectifying even while trying to reassure the vein-scanning public:
This is the safest form of biometrics. There are no known incidences where this security has been breached.
"When you put your finger in the scanner it checks you are alive, it checks for a pulse, it checks for haemoglobin. 'Your vein pattern is secure because it is kept on a database in an encrypted form, as binary numbers. No card details are stored with the retailer or ourselves, it is held with Worldpay, in the same way it is when you buy online."
System developers are projecting that adoption of the technology will be rapid, with perhaps thousands of stores, nightclubs and membership services getting on board in the near future. The question is: Will it be optional? And if so, for how long?
As Brandon Turbeville concluded more than 6 years ago:
It should be noted that almost every element of any control grid begins by being optional when it is first introduced to the target population.
But, as more and more individuals acquiesce to the system, the more inconvenient and, subsequently, the harder it will become for the rest of us to opt out.
Eventually, the ability to opt out will be removed altogether.
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 (ESV)
Bring back the American Dream!
I say forget about taking back American.
It is too unclear of who took it from us & just what it is we will be getting back.
I say that if we can reinstall what was once the true American dream it may please people more & be better to under stand.
To start off we need to describe just what did the American dream really mean.
I like to think that over the last 80 years I have lived the American dream.
I have raised my children & they have become a part of the American Dream.
Now in the last years of my life I have what I feel is enough assets to see a degree of comfort in my declining years.
But as I look at the state of affairs for many there is little or no hope to be a part of the American Dream.
That leaves many to choose values that leave unrest that can upset what it takes to insure my personal safety.
I have seen some that have attained massive wealth & others hard put to get what is needed for basic survival.
I am face with ever increasing cost of survival & an almost endless plea for donations for others problems..
To top that all off just take a look at the Local, Federal & Inter-National problems.
Through it all I am okay because I see wonderful people every where I go.
I am filled with the Dream that the World will some time soon enter in to an improved way of living together.
We have been our own worse enemy's.
We are equipped better now to meet the changes than ever before..
Ben Shapiro Finally Speaks ~ No One Riots
Who would have ever imagined that "FREE SPEECH" could be....well, so expensive. I'm talking about $600,000 in security. Thank you, ANTIFA. Thank you, Hillary for your $800K donation to Antifa so that they could keep on going with their message of violence, destroying property and divisiveness.
Outrage! Democrats side with Iran against Trump
“On The Holmes Front” with Frank Holmes
The American people loved President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Tuesday morning, where he slapped down dictators, terrorists, and the dictators of banana republics.
Unfortunately, left-wing Democrats had more in common with Islamic terror-sponsors and European socialists than 80 percent of real Americans. They’re backing Iran, not Trump.
On Tuesday, Trump said if Kim Jong Un didn’t stop threatening to nuke our country, he and his cronies would face “total destruction.” He even humiliated the North Korea leader by calling him “rocket man.”
He said former President Barack Obama’s deal to reward Iran as it pursues nuclear weapons is “an embarrassment” to our country.
And he looked the leaders of the world in the eye and said something they hadn’t heard from a U.S. “leader” in way too long: “I will always put American first – just like you, the leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first,” he said.
That American people love having a president who stands up for their country instead of apologizing for it. A CNN poll found that 78 percent of Americans had a positive reaction to Trump’s straight-talking speech, and 69 percent said Trump’s policies would move America in the right direction.
Take that, CNN!
But how did left-wingers describe this speech, supported by 8 out of every 10 Americans?
“Really out of place” and maybe even “weakened America!”
Democrats’ PR firms had them use the same words and phrases in their Hate Trump statements to maximize the damage.
“I thought it was very dark, dangerous,” Hillary Clinton told late-night host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Trump’s plain speaking was “not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering.”
Clinton, who was on the show to promote her book What Happened and explain away her second presidential election loss, was eager to describe exactly what she would have said if she were president.
“We view this as dangerous to our allies, to the region and even to our country. We call on all nations to work with us to try to end the threat caused to us by Kim Jong Un,” she said.
That’ll have the Dear Leader shaking in his boots!
Your first approach should always be diplomatic,” Hillary droned on.
But this isn’t our first approach to North Korea. Her husband blew that one when he gave them $4 billion and two nuclear reactors in 1994 in exchange for a promise to end its nuclear weapons program.
However when Trump tries to clean up her mess, she bashes him for it. That’s chutzpah – and she’s not the only one who’s got it.
Rep. Barbara Lee of California – the only person to vote against retaliating against the Taliban after 9/11 – said that Trump’s speech was nothing but “dangerous rhetoric” that represented a complete “abdication of values.”
Diane Feinstein, the far-Left senator from California, accused Trump – not the Ayatollah or Kim Jong Un – of wanting to start World War III:
The goals of the United Nations are to foster peace and promote global cooperation. Today, the president used it as a stage to threaten war. Trump’s bombastic threat to destroy North Korea and his refusal to present any positive pathways forward on the many global challenges we face are severe disappointments.
The word must have gone out to use the word “bombastic” for this speech – like Democrats were told to call Trump “cruel” for deporting illegal aliens.
The foreign minister of socialist and Islam-embracing Sweden, Margot Wallstrom also called Trump’s speech “bombastic.”
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Trump’s speech “weakened America”;
Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said Trump’s rhetoric was “really out of place when you’re talking to the world leaders in the United Nations. Any miscalculation, any provocative act could suddenly send us into a war”; and
Chris Coons, D-Delaware, said, that “threatening to walk away from the Iran deal… is exceptionally unhelpful.”
The only people more outraged by Donald Trump’s speech were the terrorist leaders he called out.
Trump’s tough talk hit Iran so much that they demanded he tell them he’s sorry for it.
That’s right, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded that Trump apologize for offending the largest state sponsor of terrorism on the planet.
Trump’s speech was “extremely offensive to the people of Iran,” Rouhani said. “And before anything, we are waiting for Mr. Trump to issue an apology to the people of Iran.”
Yeah, good luck with that.
Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, got in on the act, too, tweeting:
Javad Zarif ✔ @JZarif
Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not the 21st Century UN -unworthy of a reply. Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one.
12:16 PM - Sep 19, 2017
That’s pretty rich coming from a man whose country stones women to death and cuts off thieves hands in public.
But the really discouraging thing is it’s hard to tell American Democrats’ Trump-hating reactions apart from Iran’s turban-wearing mullahs.
At times like this, America needs strength.
This week, Trump showed he’s capable of giving us that.
— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”
While staring at the cheese.
Sure, there were lots of types to choose from, too many to decide , but none of it looked that great anyway. Then I thought of Puerto Rico, Florida,Texas, and our beautiful Caribbean.
Too much stuff here,and worse than nothing there.I walked away,feeling frustrated. After checking out, I went over to the Boy Scouts fundraising set up
again ; and again gave the kid,and probably his older brother,some dough.
I didn't change the world,but if each
person that walked by those Scouts today gave 1 or 2 dollars, they could be holding their Jamboree anywhere.
Not doing anything doesn't help at all.
Doing something,however small , can make all the difference this Planet needs.
Bums in the NBA & NFL
This article proves that the stupid masses value style over substance, and celebrity over principle. It is time to vote with our pocketbooks and turn Sports channels off that support such unprincipled athlete entertainers. That is all they are! If they can't police themselves.....(by firing anybody that shows such lack of patriotism!) Then we fire them with the pocketbook!
LeBron blasts ‘bum’ Trump in defense of Stephen Curry
Written by Dean Balsamini
Trump rescinds Stephen Curry’s invitation to White House
NBA star Stephen Curry was dis-invited from the White House...
James tweeted: “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
The NFL and its players’ union on Saturday also slammed Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.”
“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players,” the league commissioner, Roger Goodell, said in a statement.
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, tweeted: “We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports.”
WHAT???? Are you kidding me??? Respect for the NFL, our great game......OUR GREAT GAME???? and all of our players??? NEWS FLASH, GOODELL.....Respect is earned, NOT demanded, and you haven't come close. As for your NFL, your players and your "great game," our Nation's flag and our National Anthem are what have EARNED our respect through the countless sacrifices REAL Americans have made over the last two centuries risking and giving their lives......not your damned NFL, your game nor your stupid, ignorant, disrespectful, over paid players. I'm telling you and your league and your precious players to cowboy up, put on a real American uniform and see what it's like to get your lazy, over paid asses into real battle and see how you feel then. Football and Basketball is nothing more than a game and will never take front seat to our true values, including our Nation's flag nor our National Anthem. LDS
Reasonable Debate #4
Why do Trump supporters think its okay for Trump to spend $100 million in expenses per year but had a serious problem with Obama spending $98 million in 8 years.
Reasonable Debate #3
Why are Trump supporters against minimum wage.
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