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LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $500 MILLION CONTRACT TO IMPLEMENT SYSTEM FOR 2010 U.S. CENSUS
"Pearson Government Solutions will oversee the system’s data capture management for paper forms and will perform citizen contact management operations for Lockheed Martin."
In support of the 2010 Census, the Lockheed Martin team will design, build, test, deploy, implement, operate, maintain, and secure the systems, infrastructure, staffing, procedures, and facilities needed to provide assistance to the public through the telephone and Internet."
Originally posted by marg6043To tell you the truth I am so taken by the amount of information that this survey required that I am ready to call a lawyer to see if my privacy rights are been violated by answering this survey.
The questions, as Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has said, are “both ludicrous and insulting.” For example, the survey asks how many persons live in your home, along with their names and detailed information about them such as their relationship to you, marital status, race and their physical, mental and emotional problems, etc. The survey also asks how many bedrooms and bathrooms you have in your house, along with the fuel used to heat your home, the cost of electricity, what type of mortgage you have and monthly mortgage payments, property taxes and so on. This questionnaire also demands to know how many days you were sick last year, how many automobiles you own and the number of miles driven, whether you have trouble getting up the stairs and, amazingly, what time you leave for work every morning. With the power of government agents under the USA Patriot Act to secretly come into your home and rifle through your personal belongings without a search warrant, it is dangerous to let the government know when you will not be at home.
However, that’s not all. The survey combines asinine questions with highly detailed inquiries about your financial affairs. And the survey demands that you violate the privacy of others by supplying the names and addresses of your friends, relatives and employer. The questionnaire also demands that you give other information on the people in your home, such as their educational levels, how many years of school were completed, what languages they speak and when they last worked at a job, among other things.
Unfortunately, the survey is not voluntary. Answering the questions is not a polite request from the Census Bureau. You are legally obligated to answer. If you refuse, the fines are staggering. For every question not answered, there is a $100 fine. And for every intentionally false response to a question, the fine is $500. Therefore, if a person representing a two-person household refused to fill out any questions or simply answered nonsensically, the total fines could range from upwards of $10,000 and $50,000 for noncompliance.
For example, the survey asks ...... mental and emotional problems,
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
Though she never got access to my personal information, the government did.