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Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by weedwhacker
10 years ago did you have a president who made public statements like iPads and XBoxes turned information into a "distraction", a form of "entertainment"?
President Obama's commencement speech Sunday at Hampton University caused a little stir in tech circles after he took a swipe at some of our favorite toys — "iPods and iPads and PlayStations and Xboxes" — for turning "information" into a "distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment."
So here we have a man who believes the disbursement of information is a bad thing. Why is that?
Originally posted by Just Wondering
Of course you did, you also voted for Obama and the bigger the government the better, isn't that right BH?
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.
The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.
The bigger the government the more your outstretched hand will be filled- up thanks to us that work for a living. enjoy your disability living on our shoulders and sweat.
Originally posted by sodakota
If the ad was meant for the people of St. Louis, why would they put it on the Interstate?
Originally posted by LifeInDeath
Simple, the census is used by municipalities and states to determine how much and what sort of public services they need to provide for their citizens. If you know that a city has grown by 50,000 in the last 10 years, then you know you will likely need to increase the number of buses serving that city by quite a large number. If nobody filled out their census form, they wouldn't know this and determining how much to add to city services would not be possible.
Likewise, if the city has lost a huge number of people, they need to know they can save money by cutting services that are no longer really serving anyone.
Sure it is... also used for mopping up of potential Alex jones fans who could elude internment camps... "probably for those who don't answer the questions too"... They could use it like they did when they gave up names of Japanese-Americans in WW II...
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Originally posted by K J Gunderson
Could someone enlighten me as to what information they are afraid of giving out that was asked for on the form?
What are you afraid they will be doing with said information?
Basically, what are any and all threats posed by any of the questions on the form?
Thanks in advance.
I went ahead and presented my own concerns in this new thread.
If you really want to know why I object to the Census, I lay it all out in detail there.
...The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years...
Originally posted by whatukno
The only people that don't like the Census, or Census takers are those that hate the United States Constitution.
OMG more Census Taker hate speech!!
Originally posted by sos37
On the way to work this morning I heard an ad on AM Radio for the census takers. The way it was worded was like this:
"Open your door to a census taker..."
I did some searching on this and although I couldn't find the radio ad itself, I found the TV ad which is worded almost exactly the same:
The radio ad, however, was worded so that WHEN, not IF, a census taker comes calling we should all open our doors to them and spend 10 minutes answering their 10 questions. I guess it doesn't matter if you filled out your census information or not, they are going to come calling.
Interestingly enough, looking at the Radio station's directory of advertisers, the Census Bureau isn't listed, even though the ad ended with "Paid for by the Census Bureau of the US":
So I've informed the wife that we will most likely be hearing from one of these damned census takers sometime soon and if one comes knocking to come get me and I'll deal with them. For now, I'm seriously considering getting one of these GPS Jamming devices (gpsjammers.net...) so they can't scan the front door, and I'll be ready to sic the dog on them when he or she comes calling.
So just a word of warning - it looks like they are coming, these puppets of the government. Be ready.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Whats the big deal? I had one show up at my door and it was a very pleasant and super quick experience.
My story here.
And they didnt use any GPS device. I saw her drive up. Saw her ID from afar. Knew who she was. Opened the door and was nice and respectable and answered a few questions, chatting about the great weather and she was on her way. She didnt ask any personal questions that were intrusive. It was literally the same questions that were on the form. All happened in a matter of 5 minutes. I think I did more small talk than she did.
The outrage Im seeing is rather ridiculous IMO. These people are civilians (I know one personally) and they only ask a few questions and go about their way.
Why cant people just be nice and courteous?
[edit on May 20th 2010 by greeneyedleo]
Several counties in Eastern Carolina are considered "at risk" for losing millions of dollars in funding, simply if people don't fill out their 2010 Census forms.
The group Democracy North Carolina analyzed counties for their history of low rates of mailing back their Census forms or they have a large amount of people who typically have low response rates. Some of those reasons include poverty.
“For every 1,000 residents not counted, a county could lose $1.5 million a year for school programs, health care, job training, housing, senior centers and more," said Bob Hall, director of Democracy North Carolina, the nonpartisan group that conducted the analysis.
Originally posted by whatukno
The only people that don't like the Census, or Census takers are those that hate the United States Constitution. This has nothing to do with the Patriot Act, and everything to do with the United States Constitution. But I assume by your post that you don't like the United States Constitution and by proxy don't like anything about the United States.
[edit on 5/20/2010 by whatukno]
Originally posted by Jbalon
This census taker hate is ridiculous. "YEAH MY PROTEST IS NOT FILLING Out THE CENSUS." You're just hurting yourself. Losing money for your community, losing seats in congress. Fine by me if you want to lose representation. I mean seriously, you claim to have problems with the government.