It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
do they just want to see which of us have had enough, to see who of us will lie to them? to make us a possible " Target " because we may pose a threat in the near future? Because we are waking up ?
We are "free" to do as we are told and they threaten us with fines or possible jail sentence & for what ?
Originally posted by chaztekno
It seems for the religion this year instead of jedi, people are putting 'Free Party' so the police will not be able to just turn up and shut free partys down as they please, with the party claiming its a religous meeting and as such claiming rights to worship.
you are missing the point entirely. our government is corrupt.
and ok they already know how many elderly people there are and what services they require as we already have them dont we?
I didnt ask to have it both ways the " services " they usually provide are usually either owned by a private company or there is something in it for them . They dont do it for the good of the people do they, i dont believe they do and i am entitled to my opinion as you are to yours.
Originally posted by Mike_A
reply to post by johngtr
How does this relate to the census?
Because the census is for the government , how is a government census not related to the goverment?
The current services are based on the last census and estimates based on that, these need to be adjusted in order to determine what services will be required in the future.
Are the services not provided by people who want to make money also like i mentioned a lot of them are private owned businesses. These people get a lot more information on the services that are needed through alot more sources than a census.
Here are a couple of simple examples
E.G.1 You DONT need a census to find out how many buses you need on a certain route, you ask the bus company how many customers they get travelling on their buses on that route, and find out the busiest times to add/subtract buses accordingly
E.G.2 You DONT need a census to find out how many people need/use a hospital in a certain are, you ask the hospital for how many patients they see too, when are the busiest times and adjust services according to there statistics.
I know already without a census that there are not enough hospital beds to people ratio.
I know already without a census that they need to stop closing library's, Post office's, Leisure Centres, Youth Centres,
I know already without a census that they already know how many cars are on our roads, and who these vehicles are registered too.
Do you think the government should provide public services? Then they need to have information on the public.
Do you think the government should mind its own business? Then you can’t have public services, at least not good ones.
I think the goverment should provide us with services we want and need. Not services They Think we want, What they think we Need.
Yes the government should mind their own business when it comes down to gathering all our information into one place. Like " just woke up " said what if they mis-place or lose all the information.
Of course we should get our services, they are in a position of power because people " elected " them to "serve the people" Not order them as to what they can and cant do.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Mike_A
So your happy to fill out a personal document and give that information to an American arms dealer? I know I'm probably being silly, but I'm not happy about it. What interest does an arms dealer have in getting a census contract? It's branching out a bit from the development of weapons isnt it? Surely a British company could have performed the task just as well and caused a lot less suspicion in the process.
look at Tesco, they do banking now
Originally posted by Griffo
Central and local government, businesses, charities and academics need facts about how the population is changing in order to identify the needs of communities and to plan for the future.
Census statistics show where there are clusters of similar people. This means that planners and decision makers at national, regional and local level can work out what is needed for local populations. This may be more car-parking facilities in shopping areas, or housing for first time buyers, or language lessons in areas with a wide diversity of languages.