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Want to join a library? Have you had a sex change?

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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:21 AM
Why are government institutions so obsessed with our sexual preferences et al.

I personally think that its porn to statistitions. They cant get statistics porn on the net so they get it in this sneaky way.

(Note to self, google statistics porn)

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by Domo1

Hi there

You ask - is this harmless or is it going too far?

My answer is, it's harmless. Questions like this will be on a separate monitoring form, which will be detached from any personal info, so that if you respond to questions about your sexual orientation, for example, this will be anonymised and used statistically only. It won't be stored with your name, address etc And the main reason why it's harmless is, because you are in no way obliged to complete it.

People who complain about this kind of monitoring usually aren't really bothered about privacy, because if they were, then the answer is, don't fill it in.

They are usually white, male, heterosexual, socially illiberal men - who would prefer it if gay men, lesbians, transgender people remained invisible. As a gay man myself, I pay income tax (federal tax) and national insurance on my salary. I also pay council tax (local tax) and VAT (sales tax) on some items. My local tax goes towards local libraries, amongst other things, as well as schools, rubbish collection, local amenities etc. I don't mind that some of my tax goes towards, say, local youth services, youth clubs, schools etc even though I don't have kids and probably never will.

In return I don't see why my local library shouldn't contain 1%, 2% or whatever 'gay themed' materials - no, not porn or erotica, gay history or politics or literature maybe; it provides a service for all taxpayers, including me. And in order to justify that, no doubt to people who find that offensive because they are socially illiberal, the library service needs to show that it has some gay users. Hence the need for these forms.

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:07 PM
This is just a precursor to what is to come,
the empire elites are conditioning us.
Their agenda is to take ownership of our minds and souls,
as if they don't know enough about us already,

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:11 PM
reply to post by EvanB

Well that's a rather strange rule 34 you've come up with. I know a statistician and am now a little creeped out! Will have to discuss this with him.

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:25 PM
Something most people do while reading a book is lick their finger to help them turn a page, I don't think people realize they are even doing it.
There was a movie with Sean Connery , the " The name of the Rose" , I think. Posion on the page corners.
Just something to think about, passing germs ie. AIDS.
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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by Domo1

That is bleeping crazy. I hope people protest this. They don't need to know anything about your mental or physical health nor do they need to do a pants check to lend you a friggin book.

posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 05:23 AM
reply to post by OLD HIPPY DUDE

Yes, that's right. You can 'catch AIDs' from library books. You can also turn gay if you read books about hairdressing and flower-arranging, so watch out. We have teams of undercover gays smuggling these books into libraries as I write, in order to subvert all-American manhood. You'd better hope your local library does screen for gayness, or you'll be in trouble.

Seriously, are you serious? You know that it's impossible to pass on HIV other than through high-risk behaviours, right?

posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 10:15 PM

Originally posted by Maxatoria
its another ticking of boxes exercise so the council can show that they are taking steps to ensure no discrimination is happening when the auditors come around every few years

these days virtually everything government based has to prove its not being discriminatory or risk losing its funding and proving that they are doing that is much easier with a big pile of paperwork behind you

This has been fun, but I agree with the above. They may even take some of the information into account when acquiring books, in an actual (rather than inadvertent) attempt to serve their customers. Others here have complained about the quality of their local library's collection, so it could help.

Why they don't see how intimate and obtrusive these questions are is merely a combination of out-of-touch bureaucracy and social-engineering idiocy....
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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 11:32 PM
Arent they discriminating against
Whats wrong with them?
Extreme cultural Marxism is the future norm.
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