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Six Census Workers Die in Auto Accidents in One Week
AP via FoxNews ^ | May 3, 2010

Posted on 05/03/2010 4:12:25 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau said Monday it is being watchful about potential dangers to its workers -- ranging from anti-government sentiment to everyday accidents -- after six died in auto incidents in the last week.

At a news briefing, Census Bureau director Robert Groves said the traffic deaths were of concern since temporary census workers are fanning out in neighborhoods around the country to conduct interviews until mid-July.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010census; census

1 posted on 05/03/2010 4:12:25 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
... two census workers were struck by a tanker truck after they apparently failed to yield at a stop sign.
Bush's fault.
2 posted on 05/03/2010 4:15:46 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Never be in a hurry to stick your nose into other people’s business”.

I’ve always said that.


3 posted on 05/03/2010 4:15:52 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Has anyone seen any white census workers? I’m just wondering. I haven’t seen any yet.


4 posted on 05/03/2010 4:16:02 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: oh8eleven

Obama inherited this problem. It’s Cheney’s fault.


5 posted on 05/03/2010 4:21:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s starting to add up.


6 posted on 05/03/2010 4:21:33 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: timeflies
Has anyone seen any white census workers?
Workers? I haven't even seen a census.
7 posted on 05/03/2010 4:26:18 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: timeflies

Saw one today....she came to our door just asking for directions to a house number on our street...I tried to be nice....plus I know 3 others who are working the census and are white...


8 posted on 05/03/2010 4:26:56 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just more censusless fatalities caused by those who don’t want to be counted. There is definitely got to be a consipracy behind these accidents.


9 posted on 05/03/2010 4:27:30 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Too busy talking on their cell phones or texting.


10 posted on 05/03/2010 4:30:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: timeflies

Has anyone seen any white census workers? I’m just wondering. I haven’t seen any yet.

The one that “caught” me was Asian..........the two that came and didn’t catch me were white.


11 posted on 05/03/2010 4:33:19 PM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: timeflies

I’m one and most of my class of 14 were.


12 posted on 05/03/2010 4:34:09 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: timeflies

One came to my mom’s house a while back to do the GPS thing. It was pouring rain and I spoke to him from inside her house while he got drenched.


13 posted on 05/03/2010 4:34:42 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: gorush
I wonder if these census workers filled out their census forms and if now their census forms will be deleted or will they still be counted.
14 posted on 05/03/2010 4:36:32 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

That’s so funny, I forgot to laugh.


15 posted on 05/03/2010 4:37:57 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: Cheryllynn

The census workers have been put on hold as their government hand held computers costing 700million DON’T WORK!!!! This was onQuinn & Rose this am


16 posted on 05/03/2010 4:41:13 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: AlanD

what was supposed to be funny?


17 posted on 05/03/2010 4:44:42 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

6 out of how many? A few hundred thousand? Seems statistically normal.


18 posted on 05/03/2010 5:01:22 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wonder if it would be bad manners to sic my terrier on the Census workers? Ok, not sic, just not remove him from the room. His bark is quite loud and disruptive. Besides, I*ve given them all the info 3 am required to give them ... the total number of people who live there and a contact number.


19 posted on 05/03/2010 5:07:29 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: bigredkitty1

>>”Ok, not sic, just not remove him [Terrier] from the room.”<<

Please tell me that you’re not entertaining the thought of inviting them into your house. I don’t care if it’s raining like hell and there is lightning striking within 10 feet of them. They ain’t coming into my house or even on my porch.

“2 people live here. Now get the hell off my property”


20 posted on 05/03/2010 6:33:14 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My prayers and condolences go out to two fellow West Texas families who lost loved ones in a HORRIBLE wreck in Midland, Texas on Friday. One was a retired South Plains College employee from Levelland and the other a young single mom from Brownfield. They were census workers returning to Lubbock from the Midland census office.

http://www.mywesttexas.com/articles/2010/04/30/news/top_stories/lubbock_census_workers_fatal_accident_near_midland_texas.txt


21 posted on 05/03/2010 7:07:04 PM PDT by Texas Deb
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To: timeflies

Yep, one stopped here the other day. Seemed like your average Joe. He was cool and didn’t push me to answer questions I didn’t want to answer.


22 posted on 05/03/2010 7:09:53 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Were they driving Toyotas?


23 posted on 05/03/2010 7:11:05 PM PDT by csmusaret (Remember, half the people in this country are below average)
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To: timeflies
"Has anyone seen any white census workers?"

Yeah, when I look in the mirror I do. My whole class of 12 is white. Our big boss came in from Kansas City today, I made a bet with myself she would be of another hue. I was correct. If she wasn't an ACORN member, she could play one on tv.

24 posted on 05/03/2010 7:40:53 PM PDT by buschbaby (Beware! I'm one of those scary stay-at-home mom Tea Partiers. I'm threatening to clean up your mess)
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To: buschbaby

I also wanted to add that I am shocked and appalled by the waste I’m seeing. I’m thinking of writing an article or sending the details to a conservative writer so others can see how bad this is. Almost everyone in my class is a former government worker and thinks nothing of wasting tax dollars. They laugh about it while I sit there fuming.


25 posted on 05/03/2010 7:45:39 PM PDT by buschbaby (Beware! I'm one of those scary stay-at-home mom Tea Partiers. I'm threatening to clean up your mess)
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To: panaxanax

Oh, HELL NO! I have given them the number of people that live at my residence. Since my elderly parents live with me, they have instructions that IF one of these gov’t snakes come slithering up to our front door, give out my cell phone number and have the snakes call me.

I was just wondering if I would have committed some cardinal southern sin by letting the Rottie in a terrier-mix’s body continue to snarl at the front door. It would be quite amusing to have them attempt to ask questions over William Wallace’s fierce, persistent bark.

There is no excuse for bad manners...even those directed at loathesome government types. Remember those of us on the right are better than the cesspool dwellers on the left.


26 posted on 05/03/2010 8:05:25 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My brother had a lady in his Sunday School class who went to a two-week training class to be a Census Worker. Their team went to a neighborhood and finished in a half day. After that they were told they would not be needed anymore.


27 posted on 05/03/2010 8:07:16 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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