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AP source: Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 23, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY

Posted on 09/23/2009 2:17:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery. A law enforcement official says the word "fed" was scrawled on his chest.

The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky.

Investigators have said little about the case.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: billsparkman; census; lynching; tawanabrawley
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1 posted on 09/23/2009 2:17:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone with the inside scoop on ACORN?


2 posted on 09/23/2009 2:18:47 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just, wow...


3 posted on 09/23/2009 2:19:06 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sounds like a false flag operation to me.
4 posted on 09/23/2009 2:19:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry, but I can’t help but think-— when somebody tells you to get off of their porch, you really should leave.


5 posted on 09/23/2009 2:19:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

most of them are retired people on a pension and college students.


6 posted on 09/23/2009 2:20:03 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (I think youre so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Somebody thought he was a revenuer?


7 posted on 09/23/2009 2:20:41 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (No teleprompters were harmed in the creation of this post.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s the first thing that came to my mind.


8 posted on 09/23/2009 2:20:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can easily picture a pushy ACORN type person pushing the wrong buttons in the rural South. Hanging the worker is a bit extreme. What do you want to bet that this is labeled a hate crime?


9 posted on 09/23/2009 2:20:51 PM PDT by Ingtar (Asses far Left of me; Rinos to the Left; FReepin' on the Right with you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Something tells me we’ll soon be reading about some right-wing, gubmit-hating, black helicopter-spotting, arsenal-having whackadoodle in a compound....


10 posted on 09/23/2009 2:20:52 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Sounds like a false flag operation to me.

BINGO! We have a winner!

11 posted on 09/23/2009 2:20:52 PM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Daniel Boone’s relatives still fighting for freedom?


12 posted on 09/23/2009 2:20:54 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here it comes, folks.

My bet is that it's either a suicide, or a crime unrelated to his employment by the US Census Bureau.

The "Fed" is a distraction, either to throw police off the track or to discredit "right wingers".

13 posted on 09/23/2009 2:21:03 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He never did come down off Rocky Top.

Reckon he never will.

14 posted on 09/23/2009 2:21:21 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Armedanddangerous

In other words, hapless dupes.

Sounds like ACORN’s MO.


15 posted on 09/23/2009 2:21:21 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Countdown to the ‘right wing extremist’ and ‘right wing lynch mob’ comments in the MSM.


16 posted on 09/23/2009 2:21:27 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe someone thought he was a revenooer ...


17 posted on 09/23/2009 2:22:29 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: AlmaKing

Maybe the perpetrator ran out of paint before finishing, “Fed up with nosy questions.”


18 posted on 09/23/2009 2:22:59 PM PDT by Ingtar (Asses far Left of me; Rinos to the Left; FReepin' on the Right with you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I thought one of the advantages of counting people in a cemetery was no complaints.
19 posted on 09/23/2009 2:23:38 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Suicide by agent provocateur.
20 posted on 09/23/2009 2:23:41 PM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Could this be him?


21 posted on 09/23/2009 2:23:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

uh oh


22 posted on 09/23/2009 2:24:30 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I had to guess, it sounds like the work of an unmedicated paranoid schizoprenic who thinks the government is spying on him through his electrical outlets and his television. A census worker showing up on such a person’s doorstep would be in a dangerous situation.


23 posted on 09/23/2009 2:25:39 PM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The 2010 Census?


24 posted on 09/23/2009 2:25:55 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I understand this area - the Daniel Boone Forest - is a large producer of marijuana, very much on the order of the old moonshine still operations and not a place that anyone connected to the federal government would be real safe going into or around alone and unarmed.


25 posted on 09/23/2009 2:25:56 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That was my first thought.

I fully expect the fringe media will try to pin it on Glenn Beck and (as they like to defame them), “the teabaggers”.


26 posted on 09/23/2009 2:26:35 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well, he does have them “Yankee-blue” clothes.


27 posted on 09/23/2009 2:26:51 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, that didn't take long, did it?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 09/23/2009 2:27:06 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: lonevoice

Is it 2010 yet? Why are they starting the census early?


29 posted on 09/23/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Gator113; airborne
Sounds like a false flag operation to me.

Absolutely.

The boots on the ground people are just harmless, everyday people trying to earn a few dollars.

Someone is trying to push public sentiment.

Where was Nancy Pelosi at the time?

30 posted on 09/23/2009 2:28:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps unrelated, but I recall reading that Daniel Boone NF was one of the biggest pot growing locales east of the Mississippi.

And aren’t those guys harvesting their “crop” about now?


31 posted on 09/23/2009 2:28:45 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like the census bureau is gonna have a rough time in Kentucky...


32 posted on 09/23/2009 2:30:10 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Emmett McCarthy
I understand this area - the Daniel Boone Forest - is a large producer of marijuana, very much on the order of the old moonshine still operations and not a place that anyone connected to the federal government would be real safe going into or around alone and unarmed.

That sounds pretty reasonable. If it's the case, it would be appropriate for the wrath of the Feds to descend on that area and destroy every patch of weed in the entire forest. And if a few cultivators get stepped on, boo-hoo.

33 posted on 09/23/2009 2:31:22 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More’n likely tried to count the people runnin a meth lab. Lotza chemists in those parts.


34 posted on 09/23/2009 2:33:13 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

“most of them are retired people on a pension and college students.....

My 84 year old father, retired Air Force, is working for the census again this year, as he did the last time around. He is a solid Regan conservative, deeply troubled with the direction Obama is taking this country. But....he needs the money and, with his past experience, they grabbed him when he applied again this year.

We are all wondering how long he will last on the job, primarily because of his age. We all think he should be taking it easy, but he always has needed to be BUSY. I don’t think anyone, talking with him, would ever mistake him for an Acorn or Obama minion. I hope.

pattyjo


35 posted on 09/23/2009 2:33:59 PM PDT by pj_627
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To: Sybeck1

My thought as well.


36 posted on 09/23/2009 2:35:03 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Was Fed written upside down and backwards? Inquiring minds want to know.


37 posted on 09/23/2009 2:35:44 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: pj_627

“college students” = chemists


38 posted on 09/23/2009 2:38:21 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm. Will census takers now be armed?


39 posted on 09/23/2009 2:39:13 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (Liberals will do what they think is best for you, even if it kills you.)
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To: r9etb

Oh, yeah. Count on it. They’ve got to find that ‘stereotype pigeonhole’. They feel better that way. /s


40 posted on 09/23/2009 2:39:18 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Danged revenuers!


41 posted on 09/23/2009 2:40:02 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Sybeck1

Don’t forget that LaVoisier was well on his way to identifying the periodic table when he was enlisted to collect taxes for the French government to escape penury; he was a very early example of the efficiency of the newly perfected guillotine for his troubles.


42 posted on 09/23/2009 2:41:12 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.govexec.com/features/1203/1203s2s1.htm

While California is experiencing the greatest threat, drug production on public land is increasing across the country.

1. Most domestic marijuana is grown on public land in California by Mexican cartels.
2. Major drug-smuggling routes along the Mexican border run through federal and tribal lands.
3. Ingredients for methamphetamine production are mainly smuggled from Canada to Mexican-run labs in California’s Central Valley.
4. Most of the methamphetamine labs and dumpsites seized in national forests are found in Missouri’s Mark Twain National Forest.
5. The Daniel Boone National Forest has led all National Forests in marijuana cultivation for 10 of the last 11 years.


43 posted on 09/23/2009 2:41:17 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

During every census, a couple of workers get shot by disgruntled paranoid people.

Hanging is very unusual.

Census takers—be careful; pack heat.


44 posted on 09/23/2009 2:43:13 PM PDT by Palladin (ACORN is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: SIDENET

Rocky Top is in TN, not KY.


45 posted on 09/23/2009 2:44:06 PM PDT by camp_steveo
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Actually, I wouldn’t be very surprised if it did turn out to be a right-wing whackadoodle.


46 posted on 09/23/2009 2:46:33 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Palladin

It IS dangerous. I used to date a guy who worked as a ‘repo man’. You can just imagine what he had to deal with on a daily basis.


47 posted on 09/23/2009 2:46:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: Eaker
Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body

You really need to work on your people skills.

48 posted on 09/23/2009 2:47:26 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Brookhaven
Is it 2010 yet? Why are they starting the census early?

The actual census is a huge, complex project and requires a lot of preparatory work.

By law the actual count will take place 2010 but you can't just go out the morning of the census and start counting people that walk by. You have to know where the people live beforehand and there is no single, up to date data base available with accurate and complete information. The data that is available from other sources is often partial, incomplete and in dissimilar formats.

Remember, people who must be counted live in a variety of places other than houses and apartments; dorms, church annexes, boats, dorms, tents, remote mountain cabins, forest camps, RV's and travel trailers, 18 wheelers, utility sheds, abandoned and condemned buildings, hobo jungles, etc. The only way to know if you have made the most accurate and complete count practical is to build your own data base, structure by structure, street by street, down every dirt road and forest path.

Once you have a data base of the locations where people live you are ready to perform an actual count at those locations.
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49 posted on 09/23/2009 2:48:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Sybeck1
Somebody thought he was a revenuer?

This is so obvious, I can't believe it's not more widely known. We must both be from the sticks!

50 posted on 09/23/2009 2:48:17 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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