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The Mark of the Beast

Home - by - January 9, 2013 - 18:45 America/New_York - 13 Comments


A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school’s ID policy.

The radio chips track attendance, which in turn helps secure school funding.

But Andrea Hernandez, 15, stopped wearing the badge on religious grounds, saying it was the “mark of the beast”.

After John Jay High School suspended her, she went to court and won a temporary injunction to continue her studies at the school, without the tag.

The federal court ruling overturned that, saying if she was to stay at the school, she would be required to wear the badge. Otherwise, she would have to transfer to a new school.


If by Mark of the Beast she means Obama, I agree. Why do they say The Next HOPE on them?


  1. Kairn

    January 9th, 2013

    The main argument this school district is using to justify kids having to wear this badge is for keeping tabs on daily attendance. For revenue purposes of course ;-)

    I went all the way through public education from K-12 without having to wear no stinking badge. Roll call was taken every day. The school knew when any of us students were there or weren’t there every single day.

    I call BS on this badge business and so did this young girl and her parents. It is very, very unfortunate the court saw this differently. Why anyone is still sending their precious children into the marxist classrooms of any public school in America is beyond me.

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  2. old_oaks

    January 9th, 2013

    I dunno how I survived.


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  3. bitterclinger

    January 9th, 2013

    How have they made it all these years without electronic devices? And now they all of the sudden can’t?

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 9th, 2013

    The girl needs to find some of the electronic nerds in the school and build a small device that will interfere with the signal of The Next Hope.

    It would be great if it could be an app for a cell phone then the council-nazis would have a hard time stopping it. Just think of all the mischief this type of fighting back would cause!

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  5. My2Cents

    January 9th, 2013

    If these parents continue to leave this child in government indoctrination centers (i.e., public schools), they are idiots. There’s a reason that public education is one of the 10 planks or Communist Manifesto. GET YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF PUBILC SCHOOLS NOW!

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  6. AbigailAdams

    January 9th, 2013

    Follow the money. Follow the money. Follow the money.

    Anyone want to bet the company peddling this is somehow related to someone who has the power to purchase at this school district or is related to a sleezy pol who represents this district.

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  7. AbigailAdams

    January 9th, 2013

    This was tried in a CA district back in ’05. Here is an excerpt from an article in Wired magazine:

    “The InClass RFID system was developed by two local high school teachers in Sutter, California, who helped found the company, InCom, that markets the system. Last year, the company approached the principal and superintendent of Brittan Elementary School District with the idea of testing InClass. The company offered the elementary school a donation of “a couple thousand dollars,” according to the school’s attorney, Paul Nicholas Boylan, as compensation for possible inconveniences caused by the test.”

    Here’s the rest of the article: http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2005/02/66554

    Anybody here from Texas who can get a bead on who is supplying the tags?

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  8. Tuesday

    January 9th, 2013

    You hear all these great stories about Texas, how the State is so Conservative and a refuge, then things like this pop up. If it can happen in Texas, this can happen anywhere. All it takes is some liberal judge. Elected officials who can’t handle their power in a humble way, who let it go to their heads are killing our country. And the fish rots from the head first.

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  9. Geoff C. The Saltine

    January 9th, 2013

    John Jay the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court would be appalled, and ask that his name be removed from the school. That is another issue.
    All of the kids need to start punching out parts of the badges with there pencils to disable them, or say “they fell in the toilet”. When the cost to replace them is too much the badges will be gone,as will the federal funding to keep the illegals in the class room. Thanks Liberals in San Antonio.

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  10. RosalindJ

    January 9th, 2013

    It’s just more inculcation, because if you get them while they’re younger, they don’t resist much later.

    “She can wear a chip-less ID card for uniformity in the school”

    The problem for her is that it’s a magnet school. Oddly enough, there are other much better appointed schools in the area that do no require this.

    I can add to the chorus that I didn’t have to use anything like this in school either, but since that was when the earth was still cooling (my patience with the snot-nosed whelps thins daily), it doesn’t penetrate – I couldn’t possibly understand how important uniformity is. All Hail Progress.

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  11. Unruly Refugee

    January 10th, 2013

    The New Hope badge can be hacked by soldering on a USB chip and connector, and replacing the existing firmware with a version available through this link:


    Detailed instructions and schematics are included.


    you’re quite welcome

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  12. Unruly Refugee

    January 10th, 2013

    oops, … NEXT Hope.

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  13. Frosteetoes

    January 10th, 2013

    Her religious beliefs didn’t trump this violation?

    What if she were Muslim?

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