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"American Community Survey" -- Oh Happy Day (Vanity)
US Census Bureau ^ | 7/28/12 | Me

Posted on 07/28/2012 12:06:02 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom

Oh joy. We received our 2012 "American Community Survey" this week, the gazillion page long form that government experts assure me will take only 38 minutes to fill out. Below are the samples of the extremely obnoxious questions on the current form (courtesy of RyanUS at DemocratUnderground who complained about this government intrusion in his life!). I'm giving them the basics and expect to be harrassed the next six weeks until they finally go away.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: census; crapola; dictatorship; tyranny

"Housing"

"Person 1"


1 posted on 07/28/2012 12:06:13 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Actually enough of “just the basics” and it’s a completed partial interview and you won’t be bothered again.

Names, ages, places of birth citizenship, and a couple of other things. You can skip anything having to do with your personal finances, etc. and it still counts as completed.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 12:12:55 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Can we see the one for 1600 Penn. Ave. in W.D.C.?

There’s a few issues I’d like to revisit.

And, just how productive was that garden?


3 posted on 07/28/2012 12:22:47 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I think I got something like that several years ago. It wasn’t the official census and it was addressed to “current resident.” That stuff hits the circular file. Besides, I’m married to a pilot and move so often it would skew their data ;)


4 posted on 07/28/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I got one a couple of months ago; it was 3 inches thick, so I left the envelope unopened and marked “Refused” and stuck it in outgoing mail.

A month ago I started getting phone calls from the Census Bureau which I never answer; they have left voicemails which I ignore.


5 posted on 07/28/2012 12:24:41 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Or, you can let them know that Congressional apportionment has already been made, and you will give them a proper headcount in 2020.

I had received one of those things, ignored it, and when the lady came to the door, once I figured out who she was, I waited for her to ask a question, and then responded,

“I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you I have nothing to say to you” etc.

I didn’t yell, I didn’t act mean, but I would NOT let her come close to getting a word in edgewise (we CT Yankees can talk REAL fast when we want to.) I didn’t even close the door until she left.

She left. There were a couple of half-hearted knocks by a fellow later, and then they stopped.

Oh, and lots of post cards.


6 posted on 07/28/2012 12:26:02 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I got one a couple of months ago; it was 3 inches thick, so I left the envelope unopened and marked “Refused” and stuck it in outgoing mail.

A month ago I started getting phone calls from the Census Bureau which I never answer; they have left voicemails which I ignore.


7 posted on 07/28/2012 12:27:36 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: pops88
It wasn’t the official census and it was addressed to “current resident.”

The census doesn't track people, it tracks addresses. It has a database of residential addresses, and associated phone numbers (in some cases, if you have a landline). It genuinely doesn't have the foggiest idea who lives at your address - which is what I thought people wanted.

8 posted on 07/28/2012 12:27:36 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: DLfromthedesert; ProtectOurFreedom

Let us know what happens next. Write a vanity thread in another month or so.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 12:29:52 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Please be careful about filling out this intrusion by the Obama Administration into your personal life. Chances are that agents of Obama, the Democratic Party and George Soros are tracking you and will continue to keep tabs on you long after the survey is completed.

But, the bigger problem is that they have already found you and know where you live. If you are in the financial position to move to an undisclosed location, that may be best.

The survey form itself may contain an RDIF Chip or even be written with RDIF ink. A paper shredder or burning would be useless and only warn them that you are not being compliant.


10 posted on 07/28/2012 12:31:31 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
Please be careful about filling out this intrusion by the Obama Administration into your personal life. Chances are that agents of Obama, the Democratic Party and George Soros are tracking you and will continue to keep tabs on you long after the survey is completed.

But, the bigger problem is that they have already found you and know where you live. If you are in the financial position to move to an undisclosed location, that may be best.

The survey form itself may contain an RDIF Chip or even be written with RDIF ink. A paper shredder or burning would be useless and only warn them that you are not being compliant.

I'm having more and more trouble telling brilliant satire from abject stupidity on FR.

11 posted on 07/28/2012 12:34:36 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

12 posted on 07/28/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Strategerist

“The census doesn’t track people, it tracks addresses. It has a database of residential addresses, and associated phone numbers (in some cases, if you have a landline). It genuinely doesn’t have the foggiest idea who lives at your address - which is what I thought people wanted.”

I know, which is why I had no qualms about it hitting the circular file.


13 posted on 07/28/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

none of their freaking business, obviously


14 posted on 07/28/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Uncle Slayton

If you’re THAT paranoid, stick the envelope in the microwave and give it 30 seconds. Fries any RFID made.

Oh, and Reynolds heavy-duty is the preferred cap and hat liner. . . .


15 posted on 07/28/2012 12:58:09 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I dutifully and promptly sent in my American Community Survey. I answered every question, and sometimes added explanations as necessary. Some of my answers were so detailed, they went on for several pages.

Too bad all I could find to fill out the survey was one of these:


16 posted on 07/28/2012 1:03:39 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: FLAMING DEATH
The census taker walked past a locked gate and “No trespassing” sign a few years ago.

Wife and I escorted him off the property.

17 posted on 07/28/2012 1:21:01 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

. . . and your responding why?

Just tell them you are in the U.S. illegally and they are not allowed to ask such questions!

End of story!


18 posted on 07/28/2012 1:44:10 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: Strategerist; All

What percentage of people get these questionnaires?


19 posted on 07/28/2012 1:53:21 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Strategerist; All

What percentage of people get these questionnaires?


20 posted on 07/28/2012 1:53:38 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

3 million per year...so they say


21 posted on 07/28/2012 2:05:16 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The American Community Survey Website


22 posted on 07/28/2012 2:15:44 PM PDT by deport
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To: Strategerist

“Actually enough of “just the basics” and it’s a completed partial interview and you won’t be bothered again.”

Not in my experience
(http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2436331/posts)

Did they change the rules?

I did the “partial” thing and posted a thread about the experience. . .and mentioned I received several calls and was harassed by the ACS people. Was even threatened over the phone that I was being classified as “uncooperative” (by a census person that spoke with a VERY HEAVY mexican accent).

Enjoy my thread and you will see why just last year, after I moved and received another ACS in the mail at my new address, I threw it out. Haven’t heard from them since and its been over a year ago.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2436331/posts


23 posted on 07/28/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: deport

So it helps determine how much of Obama’s stash we get. Well, now that I understand how important this is, I’ll get right on it. \s


24 posted on 07/28/2012 3:45:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I was reading the questions and it occured to me they are doing a better job of vetting you than anyone did to the President.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 3:59:36 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

LOL You’re joking, right?


26 posted on 07/28/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: pops88

But they do track racial data . They finally admitted that yes the Census Bureau did in fact have a part to play in the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 6:52:19 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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