Thinking about canceling your gym membership? You may want to reconsider…

From credit card purchases to Internet browsing habits and beyond, we have come to understand that nothing is ever really private anymore and data is constantly being collected. It now looks like hospitals are going to try to put some of that data to use.

According to Bloomberg News, you may soon be getting a friendly phone call from your doctor if you cancel your gym memberships, buy a pack of cigarettes, or start purchasing larger clothing sizes. Why? Because hospitals are looking to build robust profiles based on consumer data for current and potential patients.

While advocates of the data collection claim it will allow healthcare providers to stave off illness and potential health problems, liberty-minded Americans question the privacy threats. On radio this morning, Glenn likened the situation to a “sci-fi nightmare.”

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“This is the control that we talked about,” Glenn said. “This is exactly the kind of sci-fi nightmare that we warned against during this whole lead-up to Obamacare and everybody said, ‘That’s not going to happen.’ Well, here it is… Congratulations, America.”

As Bloomberg reported:

Information compiled by data brokers from public records and credit card transactions can reveal where a person shops, the food they buy, and whether they smoke. The largest hospital chain in the Carolinas is plugging data for 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients, while Pennsylvania’s biggest system uses household and demographic data. Patients and their advocates, meanwhile, say they’re concerned that big data’s expansion into medical care will hurt the doctor-patient relationship and threaten privacy.


Acxiom Corp. (ACXM) and LexisNexis are two of the largest data brokers who collect such information on individuals. They say their data are supposed to be used only for marketing, not for medical purposes or to be included in medical records.

While both sell to health insurers, they said it’s to help those companies offer better services to members.

Read the entire Bloomberg report HERE.

“We still don’t have anybody really standing up and saying, ‘Hey, how come you are monitoring the American people? How come you have the NSA collect everything, but somehow or another you let the IRS slip through the cracks,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “But they can track me and the hamburger I might or might not have had at a Wendy’s and give that to a hospital and the hospital can then call me and say, ‘Hey, fatso, slow down on the hamburgers.’ That’s incredible to me. Absolutely incredible.”

While Pat said the free market should take care of a problem like this because consumers can choose to go to a different doctor or hospital, Glenn wasn’t convinced it is so simple.

“The free market’s not going to be allowed to work it out, though,” Glenn concluded. “They are putting so many restrictions on the free market, you know, and I know their goal is to have a single payer healthcare system. That’s been the goal the whole time, so you aren’t going to have a free market left. We barely have a free market left in this country at this point.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • landofaahs

    Buying things with cash keep them from knowing who purchased what.

    • Mike Nelson

      Except that the membership records (in the case of gyms) are kept in order and available by subpoena/bribe/illegal intrusion to the IRS/DHS/Gestapo :(

      • landofaahs

        How would they know if you change gyms or just have your own private one? In either case, what I buy in a store with cash is unknown to them and just because you have a membership to a gym does not mean you attend it or use it.

        • Mike Nelson

          Not sure what might be in your background/experience, but whenever I have joined a gym (several times over the last 25 years), there’s been a process of gaining membership that includes filling out forms that identify oneself. At least for the tenure of one’s membership, these records are kept active and updated for purposes of billing, liability, and ID for use of facility.

          I’d be surprised if there was an open exception to this in the litigious and victim-minded world in which we currently reside, but it’s possible.

          THe only exception that I have experienced is in a person’s home that is not used as a business; and military facilities/VA, but for those you have to be in that system already anyway, and thus bear organizational ID as a prerequisite for admittance.

          I bring up that particular example because there is already a litany of cases where records gleaned from a supermarket benefits card or CC company have been admissible as court evidence because they document a regular purchase of something like alcohol. It’s not a far reach to expect that insurance companies that already use a smoking test and other medical history to determine premiums, would give discounts, for example, to people with gym memberships – as you correctly observe – whether they use it or not. But most gym cards I have had for the last 10 years have had a computerized check in (scan your card at entry)…

          • Rocko Magistri Sr.

            Correct on the gym memberships and it wouldn’t be a big deal to submit a log of entries to the Government upon swiping your card at arrival.

          • landofaahs

            The local high school has equipment for people to use during certain hours but it’s a rural area so that may ,make a difference but there is enough farm work around that most people do not need a gym.

        • Anonymous

          If you join a gym you get you get a cad. More and more of them have that card computer linked to entry at the door, which registers when you enter and when you leave each time. Now, granted you could sit and read a magazine, but surely the library is cheaper for that.

          • Candy Kriegel

            I got to 24-hour fitness. They use an index fingerprint at a front desk, but you don’t need anything to open up the front doors and gain entry into the gym.
            That being said, there is no registered check out.

        • Anonymous

          Gym membership is just an example of how far reaching the snooping goes in our everyday life. Our nations founding fathers designed it so WE are in charge and the government is for OUR benefit. Now it is basackwards. Usually gym membership gives you a membership card that is scanned as you enter. Then they have one of your behavior patterns. The chain of gym that you use, day of the week, time of day, weather patterns, and don’t forget, the lack of pattern is information as well.

    • martha

      Until they do away with cash which is their intent.

      Revelation 13:17-18
      17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or[a] the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
      18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

      I don’t know how anyone can doubt the validity of Scriptures these days with so many of the prophecies unfolding before our eyes.

      • landofaahs

        I pondered that a long time ago. It does not say that we won’t be able to barter ie trade. But who knows, I can live off the land too.

        • Anonymous

          Actually, more and more states (Florida is the most recent, I believe) are making it illegal to live off the grid under what are called “nuisance abatement” laws. The government is insisting that people have utility connections, since the government can then gain access to private properties. It’s creepy as hell.

          • zemla

            And charging property taxes thus eradicating private property, I guess that wasn’t creepy at all huh…

          • landofaahs

            If you have enough land, put an old trailer in the front and fence it off then way back in the property is where you live or sue their butts. or just ignore the laws or move.

        • Jadedknight

          That just might be a problem in the very near future…considering they are trying to corral everyone into the cities…ie: arresting people for living off the grid, collecting rain water ..etc, etc….

          • Margaret Gustafson

            It is called UN Agenda 21. Research it.

          • landofaahs

            They won’t have time enough for that when the hoods from the city start rioting and mad maxing.

        • art

          Not it that is against the law as well.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t doubt the scriptures. I DO doubt mans interpretation of those scriptures. Those particular verses were written in HEBREW not Greek. They were later translated into Greek, then English. ALL without the understanding of what they meant. If you were to derive at a mans name you would have to do a mathematical calculation.
        Far as beast, The scriptures reveal that the beast is a civil ruling authority. Or a civil ruling authority bearing a mans name.
        For the religious among us, CAN YOU LOOSE your salvation because of your daily activity of grocery shopping, or buying gasoline? If you can’t loose your salvation for routine daily activity, then WHAT is it that you could do to cause you to loose your salvation? The answer to that question will shed light on who and what the beast is, and it will tell you what that man’s name is that equals 666.

        • Dena Kelley

          Actually most translations are translated from the original texts be they in Aramaic, Hebrew or Greek. They aren’t translated from one language to another to another.

          • Doug Nielsen

            Actually, the Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Old Testament. So, you do have that. Not that you are wrong, just more enlightened.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve heard and read that we don’t have the originals of the Bible anywhere in the world. That doesn’t mean those sources were accurate. What are your sources? How do you know that they aren’t translations from previous translations? I’m open to learn.

        • Linda Smith

          Its not a question of whether or not one loses their salvation. Being born again (or from above in the correct translation) is eternal but where one spends eternity is up to how well they obey God, not the laws of the land, NOW. There will be many who think they’re a shoo-in to heaven because their denomination has taught them erroneous Bible (psuedo logos) but if one reads Matthew 7:21-23 they will see that spirit filled believers are NOT guaranteed a place in heaven, let alone those who don’t even go that far!!! Check out Rev. 22:14 & 15 if you want to scare yourself. That is written after the third heaven and earth – that IS eternity and there are some who will be forever in darkness on the outside that have eternal life. that’s where those who get the second death go, and one can have their name taken out of the book of life. II Timothy 2:15 – The Word, not your denomination (idolatry).

          • Candy Kriegel

            No one’s name gets taken out of the Book of Life. Your name is written in blood permanently. It was either added in, or never added.

          • wbaltzley

            Revelation Chapter 3:

            “To the angel[a] of the church in Sardis write:

            These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits[b] of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

            4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 5 The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels. 6 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

          • Chris Nicoll

            Not true. Names only get removed. God will have all men to be saved and wrote every name in the book of life from the foundation of the world. Only those who die before receiving salvation or are rejected of God before being saved for commiting an unpardinable offence have their names removed from the book of life. Those sins include blasephamy of the holy ghost, altering God’s word, and receiving the mark of the beast among a few other things. Receiving the mark of the beast requires an act of worship to the antichrist. Its not as simple as going to the post office and picking up your chip. No saved christain can commit an unpardinable sin because they posses eternal life. (The gift of God is eternal life). #once saved always saved.

            Matt 12:32 …but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

            Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life….

            Rev 14:9-10 …If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

        • Gerardo

          Actually Revelation was written in Greek not Hebrew

          • Anonymous

            Actually it was written in Hebrew. John was a Jew as were all the disciples of Yeshua. The only books in the New Testament that were originally written in Greek were several of the letters of Paul (Shaul) to the congregations that comprised mostly of gentiles in what is now modern day Turkey. Throughout the New Testament the Hebrew word structure is retained even though it was translated into Greek. A case in point, we read of Barabbas the insurrectionist. In reality his name was Bar Abba with the meaning of Bar (son) Abba (father) or Son of the Father. The name ending with the a sound in Greek would be a feminine name. The S was added to the end to make it masculine. The two words added together to make one name which was common. Another example is Jesus. Jesus was NOT his given name. NO J sound in Hebrew, and Jesus does not mean anything in Hebrew. When the angel spoke to his mother he spoke in Hebrew “You are to give him the name Yeshua for he shall save his people from their sins.” Yeshua means salvation, or Yah is salvation. Again the a on the end of the name in Greek would be feminine. An S was added at the end. Sometime around 1500 the J was added to the Latin alphabet. When the King James version was produced there was quite a commotion over which Greek texts would be used, the classic, or the everyday or street language.

          • Anonymous

            His name is Jesus. It’s okay…you can call him Jesus. And yes, he has many names. We speak his name in our lamguage and I guarantee He understands us. Feel free to call him by whatever name you want..just pkease don’t condescend to those who call Him by any of His other names. May God guide you.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the reply, I hope I did not come across as arrogant. Yes, he will respond to his name whether it is Hebrew, Greek, English, Latin, or other. after all he invented those languages when he dispersed the population at the tower of babel. Most people think that Jesus is his real name, and yahoshua, or Yeshua is a phony name. Our instruction manual was written in Hebrew as dictated by the Creator. Any other language that it is translated into is acceptable but must be measured by the original. Along with our changes in culture comes changes in the meanings of words. My great and my grandmother both used the word queer to mean weird or unusual.never crossing their minds that we use that word to mean homosexual. My mother used, and I do on occasion, use the word gay to mean happy, light hearted, now if you use that word it has an all together different meaning.

          • Jim Butler

            Jewish group came to church with scrolls over 750 years old and explained how they were written. Was fascinating the detail that was used. And just to make a copy of a scroll how much security and verification was done, I always wondered if the bible was altered from generation to generation. I looked at the same scroll made 300 years later. Identical up to every mark! Coolest presentation I ever seen.

      • Holly Walker

        Amen. ..We’ve seen it coming. Prophecies being fulfilled more than ever. Have your trust and faith in Christ and there is no need to worry.

        • ScaryLogic

          please tell me what “prophecy” this has anything to do with?

      • Bill Tressler

        I have studied and had an interest in biblical prophecy since I was a youngster. Back then, the idea of an implanted microchip, as the mark of the beast (MoB), was well-accepted.

        Living now in this modern technological age, my view on this has changed. I firmly believe that the MoB will be some DNA altering phenomenon. Now, before you think I’m crazy, please allow me to explain.

        Back in Genesis 6, there is a reference to the Nephilim. According to Scripture, they were the offspring of the daughters of Eve and fallen angels. As such, their DNA must have been drastically different from ordinary men.

        Now, why did God destroy the earth by flood? Were people really so much more evil than today? I would argue that the reason for the flood was to destroy the Nephilim. God needed to make a pure bloodline through which the Messiah would be born. I believe this explains the reason for God always telling the children of Israel to completely wipe out the civilizations they defeated. He commanded them not to mingle with the Gentiles. I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it at that. Should anyone wish to further discuss this, I am definitely available.

        • randy

          You are right on.. but I never thought about this for the end times! “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be..” very interesting. Yes, the giant, Goliath was one of these “after flood” nephilim… do expound on this!

          • Bill Tressler

            I can’t take credit for this. Listening to View from the Bunker is what got me thinking about this. As I looked into it more, it really started to make sense.

            If you were to go out and have a chip implanted in your arm, do you really think that would damn you? Could you not simply have it removed? If you had a gun held to your head and were told you had to renounce your faith, and then you did it, is all hope lost? Do you honestly believe that God’s grace would be insufficient? Peter feared for his life and denied knowing Jesus.

            When I look at the Nephilim and the approaching Singularity, I am more and more convinced that “the mark” has to be something that will be permanent and irreversible. Mankind is created in the image of God. An altering of the DNA, in my mind, would be something so abominable. You read in Revelation about how the peoples of the earth shook their fists at God even after witnessing the many atrocities. I always wondered how anyone could be that stupid. I think that the unpredictabilities involved in corrupting the DNA can and will cause people to go mad.

          • Dallas

            It is in black and white. If you deny me before men I will deny you before my Father which is in heaven.Peter had a little different situations. Jesus had not died and risen then ascended to heaven. God’s grace is sufficient for this life but at death there is judgement for all men. You either confessed Christ or rejected Him. Is it really worth taking a chanceand playing on that fence?

          • Bill Tressler

            I’m not talking about a true, inner renouncing. I’m referring to a scared, save your skin denial. That’s exactly what Peter did. God understands our human weakness and fear.

          • Ann

            It is called ‘Serpent Seed.’ Rev. William Branham spoke of this at great length decades ago.

          • Bill Tressler

            Ann, Serpent Seed is a totally separate thing. That entails the idea that the original sin was not eating of forbidden fruit but rather Eve having sexual relations with the serpent. What I’m talking about is completely different. Here’s one such explanation

          • kelly


          • Bill Tressler

            Not even close. How did you come up with that?

          • kelly

            how about researching Jerusalem – 70 AD

        • zemla

          I had considered the Internet as a “tower of babel” myself, and this influenced heavily another concept. Much of the bible is a metaphor, parables and such. Technology is supposedly going to be the SAVIOUR of man,no? Even the beckster talks about this. It will unify us, rid us of our ills, give us The Knowledge, some even say make us godlike…they LITERALLY say those two words. I think you see where I’m going, it’s just a theory, and I mentioned it because of your reference to DNA manipulation, I have no doubt we could spend hours discussing these ideas!

          • Anonymous

            Want to know more about the tower of babel do a search on sun god worship, or nimrod, or tammuz,

        • Anonymous

          Let the bible interpret itself.

        • Kial Collins

          with the increase of genetically modified brain altering food, you might be onto something…

      • ScaryLogic

        That’s not what they are talking about….at all.

      • Micah Lindstrom

        Define the mark of the beast first.

        It’s not a number. Rev. say “HIS number is 666″ “It’s the number of a man”. In the original language adding up the numerical value of the name “King of kings, and Lord of lords” equals 777 (those languages had stronger attachments between words and numerical values for their meanings). Kings prior to Jesus used this same phrase to try to assert their totality and unmitigated reign over geographies and the world. When it’s used for Jesus it really is a kind of death blow, because He is in fact just that. 7, being perfection/fullness, and 3, completion/unity, Jesus is 777. Calling the number of the beast 666, and saying it’s the number of a man, when compared to Jesus being 777 is the ultimate “he will never measure up, he will always fall short” in light of Jesus.

        All in all, those who walk with that beast and walk in his path bear his mark. They are like him, they identify with him, their life is him. But Jesus’ proclamation in Revelation to believers was ‘endure’, ‘endure in faith even to the end’.

        • Anonymous

          You are all trying to figure out something we won’t know until it’s here. Pray for discernment because only the discerning who are daily walking with the Lord will recognize it. Live yoyr life the right way and there is no need to worry about these details. Treat others the way Jesus did.

      • kelly

        Can we stop using dispensationalism every time some greedy creep in washington decides he wants to control your life. These verses have been misused for as long as I can remember. As a child I remember..every time there was a tornado “oooohh – its the end!!!” Obviously John was not writing a letter to the Hebrew people about us. That is preposterous!!! STOP IT!!!

    • Holly Walker

      That works except for a lot of markets are now requiring you be signed up for the store card to receive sale prices! You know they track that and send coupons based on your purchases.
      It’s just time people wake up and stop the madness!

    • Robin Varney Simms

      I have come across places that demand your home phone # before they ring up the purchase. If you use cash, it doesn’t matter when you give them your number.

      • Anonymous

        Just say NO! I’m always amazed at people who will give up their personal information at a register just because they are asked.

  • landofaahs

    Only if it effects liberals will it make a difference.

  • Connor Kenway

    Well I do not own a gym membership because it is just a waste of money. Why not just use God’s gym instead. It is free you do not have to see kreeps and the government cannot track you.

    • Kim

      Not only that but who can afford one with the extra expense of obamacare now!

    • Candy Kriegel

      While that’s all well and good, I prefer swimming and using a hot tub, especially late at night because I tend to work late and sleep comes easier workout just before bed.
      It’s nice to be able to go somewhere and exercise with some element of safety I wouldn’t have if I was to go for a walk late night, not to mention it would be quite cold where I live. I also use kettlebells inside my home, but being able to swim year-round is lovely.
      I got my 2-year membership for $400, paid in cash from Costco. Someone I know with a Costco membership bought it for me with cash I gave them.
      Albeit, the gym still has my info, but whatever. So does my job.

      • Connor Kenway

        Sleet snow rain or heat I am out their everyday walking 5 to six miles jogging one running one just to challenge myself. I tell you tho I would swim to if I knew how to. We got plenty of lakes here to do so.

  • Disco Obama

    Bloomberg cut off the comments section, I guess they didn’t like people speaking their minds.

    • Anonymous

      Dictators, even wannabes , never do

  • Anonymous

    Time to go cash only…

    • zemla

      Why is everyone saying this? WHY DID YOU EVER STOP!!!….ehhhh, sorry, it’s just, dealing with everything AFTER it happens has yet to work out for humans.

  • Kim

    whats goingto happen is people are going to go back to paying cash for everything so they are no trackable! More likely people will start taking on the amish lifestyle to avoid persecution!

    • Debra

      no, I disagree. what is going to happen is the chip will be soon available for chip implant. Everything is gearing toward that. The american dollar is losing value everyday and is on its way out. I will never take the chip! scary times ahead for sure

      • Cricket LaMay

        I agree Debra. Never take the chip. My daughter is 11, and we’ve discussed many times the ploys they may take to force it on you. Threatening to kill the other person, etc. She said that’s ok Mom, whichever one it is, I will look at you and say I Love You and I’ll see you in Heaven. At 11 she refuses to take it, I hope she’s strong enough to follow through.

        • zemla

          You keep rock steady as her guide and she will be. Good job :)

  • Anonymous

    note to self: buy cigs with cash and if I can ever afford a gym membership, put that on card

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    In started paying cash for many items over 3 years ago. Saw this sort of thing coming. I don’t offer email address, phone number or even my own zip code (I know its how stores track traffic but not my problem). I also leave very little money in my bank account. Only problem is my retirement account. How do you protect that?

    • Anne Long

      Bury in cans in your back yard! lol

      • Watch it

        That reminds me of the Sierra Nevada couple who recently found $$Millions in 19th century gold coins in cans in their back yard. Maybe burying it isn’t a good idea.

    • Steve

      You keep it in physical gold & silver… With one of Obozo’s Executive Orders a couple of years ago, he can take anything we have in any banking system in the world with the stroke of a pen. But precious metals… he can’t touch’em. Besides… If the US dollar does crash, gold is expected to hit $50,000 per ounce and silver accordingly.

      • Betty Hiland

        $50,000 oz what a blessing that would be to all the patriots who bought silver, gold, food instead of succumbing to vacation envy.

        • Steve
        • martha

          Job 31:
          24 “If I have made gold my hope,
          Or said to fine gold, ‘You are my confidence’;
          25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great,
          And because my hand had gained much;
          26 If I have observed the sun[c] when it shines,
          Or the moon moving in brightness,
          27 So that my heart has been secretly enticed,
          And my mouth has kissed my hand;
          28 This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment,
          For I would have denied God who is above.

      • Anonymous

        Whatever makes you think he cant take precious metals? The government already did it once, during the depression. And with his EO that basically says he can take anything he wants from you in an emergency situation, you better have your gold buried.

        • Steve

          True… But what sits in a bank is not protected by lead… And if I’m dead, it won’t matter anyway! The bottom line… It’ll take a pen stroke to take it from a bank and they’ll have to murder me to take it otherwise.

      • zemla

        Good, that crash means your gold ounce will be needed just to buy a roll of toilet paper…sheesh, please stop crossing the lines between economies.

      • Anonymous

        I prefer to look at the converse side–rather than saying ‘gold is $1250 per ounce’, making the dollar the standard, try this: When I was a kid it took 35 dollar bills to buy an ounce of gold. Now it takes $1,250 to buy an ounce. When it takes $50k to buy an ounce, the dollar will be essentially worthless.

      • martha

        I know Beck sells gold and I’m pretty sure he gets a sizable kickback for doing so. Whether he does or not, I will take Job’s words to heart in Job 31 over Beck’s:

        24 “If I have made gold my hope,
        Or said to fine gold, ‘You are my confidence’;
        25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great,
        And because my hand had gained much;
        26 If I have observed the sun[c] when it shines,
        Or the moon moving in brightness,
        27 So that my heart has been secretly enticed,
        And my mouth has kissed my hand;
        28 This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment,
        For I would have denied God who is above.

    • Howie Walters

      die early.

      • Nick Thome


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      • martha

        Heh! Best advice I’ve heard all day. I keep praying. :)

        Seriously, God has always cared for His children: Psalm78:
        18 And they tested God in their heart
        By asking for the food of their fancy.
        19 Yes, they spoke against God:
        They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
        20 Behold, He struck the rock,
        So that the waters gushed out,
        And the streams overflowed.
        Can He give bread also?
        Can He provide meat for His people?”
        21 Therefore the Lord heard this and was furious;
        So a fire was kindled against Jacob,
        And anger also came up against Israel,
        22 Because they did not believe in God,
        And did not trust in His salvation.
        23 Yet He had commanded the clouds above,
        And opened the doors of heaven,
        24 Had rained down manna on them to eat,
        And given them of the bread of heaven.
        25 Men ate angels’ food;
        He sent them food to the full.

        Also, Psalm 23:
        5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
        You anoint my head with oil;
        My cup runs over.
        6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
        All the days of my life;
        And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord

    • Steph S

      I love your user name! Hahahaha

  • Monk

    Even using cash isn’t safe as there are always camara’s. Big brother is always watching. IF we the people don’t put a stop to this madness RIGHT NOW we will no longer have any freedoms. #1. Impeach oblaama #2. VOTE #3. LISTEN to the tea party. As well as everything you can get your hands on to make an informed decision.

    • Cheryl Webb Clair

      But impeachment doesn’t mean a thing if it isn’t followed up with charges being brought, trial and removal from office. That would take years. Don’t look for anything more than a slap on the wrist. On the bright side, the SCOTUS voted 9-0 against all of his “recess appointments”. That’s a step in the right direction.

  • mamawchoochoo

    Most of us do not have money to waste on a gym membership when there are other more important things to pay for such as rent/mortgage, utilities, gas, and there are all the co pays when we do see the doctor which is totally useless anymore or at least mine is.

    • Bocksmj

      no co-pays with Christian Healthcare Ministries… (, and its exempt from Obamacare. BOOM

    • Betty Hiland

      People need to get into natural good health and stay away from doctors unless you get a bone broke or stick in your eye. I am 58 and I use to educate myself and purchase supplements that I used to pay much more from at Akins. I stay very healthy and active and I spend about 75 a month. I also highly recommend for their edible clay. Can’t say enough about this stuff it’s a total lifesaver for any kind of intestinal distress and amazing for pain management/elimination.
      Also our bodies need the earths energy, I have created a product called earthing rocks it’s a simple rock with magnesium/clay mud you can put it in your sock, carry it in your pocket, wear it as a necklace, gives great natural energy, helps with pain, and breathing, (especially for smokers) I’ll probably get arrested for saying this as it IS illegal to claim any health benefit from a natural product. I don’t care I’m spreading the word natural good health is good.

  • Anonymous

    Could I just get a thumbs up for surviving in Libtard California please?

    • Travis

      You must have family there. I can’t think of anything else that would keep me in California and for some family, that wouldn’t even stop me .

    • zemla

      Thumbs up, but during midwest winters it may become a middle finger, sorry! :)

  • Arthur Longeno Pavis Jr

    Time to start the Revolution.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we can get lois Lerner a job at these places! She sure knows how to keep information away from those that want to know!

  • Rocko Magistri Sr.

    I totally agree with Glenn here.And If anybody here thinks the dollar is going to remain our currency I suggest you do some more research. We will loose the current means of financial freedoms. Our Country is not being lead by free thinking men and women anymore. This is the second big step to total control in my mind. Aside from the NSA and that end of things. There will be no free market for medical. That’s all Obama care is about. Controlled medical. Now you add to that the collapse of the dollar if (better yet) when it happens. How do we live with no dollar you ask? Credit, we live with and barter with credit. You go to work and you earn credits not dollars. They are transferred to your Credit Card (or in time implanted chip) so you can buy things, things the Government provides for you. So this form of medical practice is in place and your doctor calls you up and says your buying to much ice cream you need to go to a program to be brainwashed (uh i mean cured). Your response to the Doctor, well Doc I live in America and I’m free to eat as much Ice Cream as I like. The Doctor informs you that you are mistaken and further informs you that until you submit to the suggested program your credit is disabled and you can no longer provide for your family. No services whatsoever will be provided to you or any member of your household. It all starts with controlled Medical otherwise known as Obama Care. Think this is far fetched? Time will tell and I hope I am wrong by the way.

    • zemla

      You are not, this is a global trajectory and has next to nothing to do with people or politics

  • PineCrystal

    I don’t know what everyone is worried about, after all the IRS is storing the data so we’re safe, right?

    • Jennifer Martin

      no, to use it against us, people they see also what you say on computer if you really mean it, don’t post it they see it.

  • BelieveNJesus

    I don’t see what this has to do with Obummer Care? Could hospitals not buy this data before?

  • Decoy277

    Everyone keeps calling for us to challenge the govts bs peacefully, but that hasnt been working, hate to say it but the time for a revolution is drawing closer and closer

  • Anonymous

    Typical of the yahoos in office that think this will be valid data. My wife regularly buys my cigarettes for me and when I buy them I usually pay cash. Using that info they would accuse my wife of smoking and me not at all. When the reverse is the true statement…

  • JustanOguy

    Simple solution… pay cash if you are going to buy any vices and don’t use any loyalty cards. Anybody who didn’t see this coming is naive..

  • leslie domear

    This is what happens when there is no check and balance system. The government is taking over our lives, and the NSA has the green light to monitor everything we do. There are still way too many uneducated Americans who approve of the current administration, and continue voting for the incumbents who want nothing more than to strip us citizens of our constitutional rights. What more evidence is needed to prove the evil of the far left?!!! Power to the people is ending. It’s a tragedy when a naive electorate has to pull down the rest of us.

  • Anonymous

    What ever happened to HIPPA

  • Shonnin Kuroji

    After reading the Science Fiction Novel “The Weapon” by Michael Z Williamson (I also recommend it’s companion “Freehold”) my wife and I stopped using “loyalty cards” when shopping. Why? Because in the novel the protagonist receives a visit from a government bureaucrat who questions him on his food purchasing habits, because info mining indicates that the hero is buying “too much” food. Williamson also shows us a world in which a person dies on the street from a preventable heart attack waiting for help because bystanders face imprisonment for rendering aid (as only “licensed professionals” may perform first aid). He shows us a world in which small business is impossible (and there is no middle class) because only large corporations can navigate the complex maze of complex regulation put into place by progressives like Sunstien. He is in effect, showing us our future. In “Freehold” he describes a situation in which the UN uses a flood of “refugees” made up of illegals and malcontents to overwhelm a libertarian society. Sounds a bit like the children on the border situation, doesn’t it? Mind you Williamson wrote both books before anyone had even heard of a Senator named Barack Obama! Read them and be prepared to be scared out of your mind!

    • Alexis Mauldin

      The first novel in the series, “Freehold” is available free on Amazon’s Kindle. Thanks for the ‘heads up'; I just got it!

    • zemla

      There is a lot of fiction outlining the paths, written for different reasons. If tech interests you, check out eff dot Org (electronic frontier foundation) and katherine albrecht, she was an early crier on the store loyalty cards and so.much.more.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t make it hard for them on purpose. I have a life to live but. I buy groceries with cash and use a customer bonus card in someone else’s name. I buy clothing from a thrift store with cash. I use my plastic card for gas at local gas stations. when I travel I buy gas with cash. My important emails I use a separate email name and tablet at a fast food restaurant across town. My tablet is kept in the OFF position and inside a Mylar bag then in an aluminum case. I am enjoying my life.

    • Rick Chesler

      You sound kinda shady.

    • Jennifer Martin

      you are not safe, on comupters

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I know. When the time comes. Remember the enemy will rely so heavy on computers that they will be dysfunctional without them. YOU should learn to live life without them to the point that you will confound the enemy.

    • zemla

      Lol, they run around crying about spying, you offer a few ideas on flying “somewhat” under the radar and someone said you sound shady….hehehe, the absolute ignorance of technology and the system just tickles me

      • Anonymous

        More than likely it is behavior patterns that they track with computers. We all have behavior patterns, some we recognize in ourselves, and some we don’t. It is those patterns that we don’t recognize in ourselves that is what will lead them to us and control us. I am sure that not many people are left in America that the government does not have enough information on to capture that person even if they went “off the grid”. It is the hidden control or our own puppet strings they are pulling with us unaware that worries me.

        • zemla

          Precisely, and your earlier comment on this thread, “lack of information is information” is spot on as well. Frankly, deviation from our personal patterns is the numero uno way to incur further scrutiny. As far as your reference to”off the grid”, I think it should be noted for weekend warrior peppers that “off the grid” and “dropping out of the system” are two different concepts. And finally, fear of government data collection,though valid, is but only one entity who can use and abuse this information to pull our strings, “hidden control of our own puppet strings” is a nice line of yours.

  • Anonymous

    Pay cash and if ask for name or adress give them someone else’s

  • Scott Strang

    What the hell happened to HIPPA ?

    • Anonymous

      It’s been destroyed. There are no secrets in the collective, at least the commoners aren’t allowed any.

  • Judith Laskowski

    Who needs a gym? Go buy a few hand weights and some resistance bands, with cash of course. Then go out and walk! I found a great stationary bike for $20 at a yard sale.

  • JW Appling

    We haven’t had a free market in a long time thats how we keep winding up with this BS.

  • Grace Greenwell

    Cash only!!!

  • Paula Wyss

    What about the HIPPA policy?

    • Steve

      Obozocare basically nullified HIPPA.

  • Molly

    Cash, while we still can.

  • Chuck

    The ACLU had an ad on this subject a few years ago. It’s really great and worth a look. Here it is,

  • Rick Chesler

    Most people’s inner voice tells them it’s bad when they do those things, anyway. Do you really need a doctor to tell you it’s bad to smoke or eat candy bars? Seems like they’re trying to drum up work because unless you’re actually sick, you don’t really need a doctor. Or maybe the government wants to keep the worker force running on their treadmills as long as possible to keep the taxes coming in? Kind of like having a workhorse examined by a vet routinely.

  • George Waring

    An opinion become moot when the Bible verses come out. As least in my opinion.

  • Fiona Shearer-Hann

    Wow… that’s disgusting! I’d start paying for everything with cash… and I don’t even LIKE using cash…

  • Lucy White

    Leading to a system of labeling…too thin, too fat, psychological disorder, drinker, smoker…that way they will attack you in some way. Cash is a good idea. Being responsible for yourself is important – do healthy things, eat healthy food and always look for natural cures. Doctors should be a last resource.

    • zemla

      Yeah, thank god you don’t have a bank account and cash isn’t serialized,and cameras aren’t ubiquitous, and cars/cells/tablets/computers don’t tie into any grid, and that wifi air bridges can’t be jumped, and you don’t have an address or landlord or mortgage or drivers license or or or and and and……just….nevermind….

  • Karen Atkinson Hultz

    Money will be a thing of the past, that’s a given. And the only way to get to heaven is not being good, going to church, it’s whats in your heart, the love you have for God, and not questioning everything, just having faith. And the only ones who know that you truly love God more than anyone is only you and God. Why is everyone always trying to figure out everything in the Bible, if God wanted us to know everything we would.If we truly love God more than anyone we will want to do good things, and be kind. Faith and trust our Lord. God Bless.

  • RightStuff44

    As if by flaxen cords, hardly felt, we are being enslaved, one governmental action after another, each designed to “help” us.

  • Kentucky red

    I find that rather creepy! I don’t drink or smoke but I do like to eat! Are they gonna call and stick their nose in my business everytime I eat an icecream or cheeseburger?

  • Thinker822

    This is a page from my novel Fallacies of Vision. Its really starting to bother me that I could project events this accurately. If it continues, and if I remain accurate, we’re all in deep sh*t.

  • Eclipsed_Light

    At the very least it’s time to just run on the sidewalks and do push up and sits ups on my floor for free. And it will be no ones business when and how often or not often I work out!

  • ThomasVanHoesen

    It’s actually worse than that this way they can monitor how much free money you have to spend on goods and services so they can ram a few more taxes up there with the rectal exams. They will know if you buy an expensive car – how much gas you use how much electricity you use…its endless.

  • Christopher Wray

    This is why you buy with cash.

  • Jeffrey Lamela

    I have my gym in my home.

  • Joshua Middendorf

    Unfortunately we spend more money on healthcare than any country per capita, yet have the worst health of any developed country, simply because are lazy and we eat unhealthy. As healthcare continues through insurance and likely a one payer system, like it or not we are going to be “collectively” responsible to pay for each others care. So there is 2 solutions, 1. We (as a country) choose personal responsibility go to a cash system where we pay for our own and start getting healthy on our own. or 2. We choose socialized healthcare and our government will incentivize us to pick healthy choices so as not be a burden on the system. America has always been a country of individualism but unfortunately our culture is slowly changing collectivism, so option 2 is the road we are headed down, unless the libertarian movement expands greatly in the next few years.

    • truthseeker53

      We don’t have healthcare, we have sickness care, which is WAY more expensive(profitable for “providers”) than healthcare. An ounce of “cure”(treatment) costs more than 10 lb. of prevention. But, given American’s proclivities toward indulgence, sickness care will always be in demand. Until we invariably implode.

  • Clint Sharp

    See this is what I’m talking about. Hi citizen it’s time for your mandatory yearly physical! “Because MY money pays for your health care and we should ALL have to be as healthy as possible!” “It’s our social responsibility to be healthy, take care of ourselves and also each other.” So great soon we’ll all belong to each other whether we like it or not and our fellow citizens and the government will dictate our lives and what we eat and when we see the doctor and whether or not we can go skydiving or live dangerously all for the greater good. I’d rather live in the middle of the ocean alone. Eat me.

  • BigSkyDan

    Nothing wrong with this… it sounds like they are getting into some actuarial science… collecting data and analyzing it. This is some pretty shabby reporting if you ask me. Credit card statements ARE NOT public record and hospitals do not have access t this data. Now they may be building a system that uses algorithms to compute probabilities based on consumer behaviors (including credit card purchases) But that is different than actually having the data. And they won’t have access to that data unless consumers voluntarily hand it over, or the laws that protect consumer privacy change. Just another story that appeals to the tin-foil hat crazies… not that I don’t agree with the Prophecies in Revelation.

  • CyberNet

    They know your name, where you live, where you have been, what you purchased, what you eat, what you buy and what you search on the internet. They are already steps ahead to know what you will think next. (think about how when you search the internet how coincidentally things you are looking for pop up in front of you).

    Soon enough they will take this data, develop a profile for you and use it against you for their own agenda. We live in a society where we are given privileges like children and when we don’t obey we are punished for the reasons of using them for our own agenda.

    However, when restrictions and control like this get abused, it is us “the masses” who are their worst enemy when we rebel.

  • Mudpie

    Sick freaks. They call anybody in my family and I will sue them. So freaking whacked out. We are giving it all up to these greedy, immoral big govt. cronyist institutions.

  • Vigilant Citizen

    Glenn, you are the one who had the chance to make a difference in the world and you are the one who told us again and again to sit idle and take it in the a$$! All because of some deluded sense or moral superiority your latter day saint twisted mind holds. If you had been speaking about real revolution when you saw the writing on the wall so many years back, we could have righted this ship. Now it’s too late and all you do is sit back and point out the horrific things happen and expect everyone to sit back and continue to take it. We are tired of taking it Glenn. You had your chance and you steered the nation down the wrong path. We could have solved this problem “Sons of Liberty” style, but now we really are screwed.. Thank you Glenn.. Thanks for nothing…

  • Vicki Johnson

    I guess I better start paying for all my “junk food” with cash instead of my debit card, so there isn’t a record of it. Oh wait! According to the government…someone who buys items with cash is now considered a potential terrorist! (SMH).

  • Mary Brown

    Pay cash idiots

  • Anonymous

    husseinObama the islamo-Nazi narcisist-celebrity-in-chief wants to be dictator of the “citizens of the world!’new-world-order one-world-government with his “civilian national police force just as well funded as the military!” taking weapons money and lives from the military and giving it to his SS-Cair/blackpanthers in dept of INjustice,NSA,DHS,TSA,HHS,IRS…

  • Heime Schwartzbaum

    If you voted for Obama, you get what you deserved.

  • Albert Leviation

    Here we find a lighthouse in the fog conjured up by the quacks, progressives, and clowns who pollute today’s mass media:

  • Stuck_in_Ca


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