victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 15 01:29:00 UTC 2010

I stand corrected. However, there are issues and there are issues. For
some reason, conservative activists have focused their attention on
forcible microchipping, e.g., of gun owners--an issue that, so far,
has not caused any actual conflicts except in their own minds.
Kiddyprinting /can/ be an issue, especially when it is mandatory in
certain situations. We'll see if more is made of this in some states.
Perhaps there are people who already object. If so, they are far less
aggressive about it than anti-chippers.

In any case, I flagged the issue for the word, not for the politics.


On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at> wrote:
> Time magazine has an article titled "Should Schools Fingerprint Your Kids?"
> Elementary and high school students in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
> West Virginia use finger scans to pay for lunch — and even to check
> into class. ... Michigan and Iowa have passed laws essentially barring
> schools from taking electronic fingerprints of children. Last month,
> Illinois enacted a law requiring schools to get parental consent
> before capturing an image of a child's finger.
> End excerpt
> So "kiddyprinting" is an issue in the U.S. also.

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