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  • Time will tell how much the Democrats will be able to cheat on the census count

    04/20/2010 7:03:28 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 24 replies · 856+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 20, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The deadline for returning US Census forms quietly came and went last Friday with about a 68% response. This is probably good news because the kind of Americans whose influence on the census count does us all the most good are more likely to have responded. Maybe, just maybe, the illegal aliens didn’t respond because their leaders told them to avoid the process. We should have no complaints about that. On May 1 census workers will be sent out to knock on doors and count people who didn’t respond. This is where the major cheating will come in. Although the...
  • More Post Racial Hum-bug

    04/12/2010 5:39:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 316+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2010 | Joseph C. Phillips
    I received my census form, dutifully filled it out and mailed it off. In the blank reserved for racial classification I wrote in capital letters, “HUMAN.” It was widely reported that for racial classification President Obama checked the box marked “African-American” as opposed to writing in “mixed race,” which would have been more factually correct, but wouldn’t have played well with black voters (or so he supposed). It is my considered opinion that if the President can make a political statement when filling out his census form I can as well. Obama chose to shore up his street cred; I...
  • Census 2010 campaigns for college students

    04/08/2010 8:44:06 PM PDT · by Shadowjudge · 3 replies · 278+ views
    Concordian College ^ | April 8th 2010 | Mary Beenken
    Local funding, college grants, and a congressional seat: these are all things that Minnesota college students could lose, depending on the results of the upcoming 2010 census. Unfortunately, college students are also one of the groups that the United States Census Bureau has the most difficulty counting. “Sometimes when students are busy with classes they forget basic civic obligations,” said Barbara Ronningen, a demographer for the state of Minnesota. According to the 2010 Census Web site, the federal government appropriates about $400 billion to state, local, and tribal governments for schools and other projects. The money from these funds is...
  • Valley gets mixed census message (The Colonias are not being Counted)

    04/09/2010 6:57:14 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies · 495+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/09/2010 | By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News
    BROWNSVILLE — After months of encouraging people to heed U.S. Census billboards and TV spots urging everyone to mail in their all-important census forms, it wasn't until around April 1, or “Census Day,” that Rio Grande Valley leaders learned that as many as a quarter of the area's residents won't be getting the mailings at all. “I thought it was an April Fool's joke,” Hidalgo County Judge Rene Ramirez said of the Census Bureau's decision to go door-to-door in colonias. Colonias are subdivisions that sprang up as recent immigrants built or parked homes, often substandard, on tracts that lacked paved...
  • Tracking your $: Census trinkets

    04/08/2010 8:34:43 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies · 296+ views
    KSTP ^ | 4-8-10 | Bob McNaney & Becky Nahm
    While the United States Census is your chance to be counted, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS learned it is also your chance to spend millions on dog booties, baby bibs and footballs. The trinkets are part of a marketing plan that some call a huge waste. Everything from hats and backpacks to pens and t-shirts--all bearing the 2010 Census logo--have been given out at census parties and sent to city clerks to be distributed. For example attendees at a recent census party in Minneapolis--including politicians and Census Director Robert Grive--took home gift bags filled with census souvenirs. Nationwide, the government spent roughly...
  • Report: Census Takers to get information on you from neighbors if you do not answer!!!!

    04/08/2010 1:55:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 87 replies · 2,595+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4/8/2010 | Neil Cavuto
    Neil Cavuto just had a piece on this with John Stossel, yet when I search for it on the web, nada! Anyone know where this report is?
  • Govt. Encourages Gay Couples to Lie to the Census

    04/08/2010 7:42:41 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 12 replies · 742+ views
    Vital Signs ^ | 4/8/10
    Remember how we were all strictly warned about the penalties for giving false information on our census forms? Well, once again we see how double standards are in play for folks that liberals deem "special." For even though 45 states do not recognize homosexual marriages, the bureaucrats who are running the U.S. Census do. And they are actively encouraging homosexual couples to lie on the census forms.
  • Michelle Malkin: True Confessions from America's Census Workers

    04/06/2010 10:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,878+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | April 7, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama's politicized, profligate U.S. census drive is so desperate for positive press that it has now recruited former Bush senior adviser Karl Rove to do public service announcements. Rove pleads on video: "Please answer the 10 easy questions. They're almost the same ones Madison helped write for the first census back in 1790." Message: If you don't join the census bandwagon, James Madison will have lost! Sorry, Mr. Rove. Playing the Founding Fathers card isn't going to quell conservative criticism of how the Obama administration has exploited the census boondoggle for both economic and ideological gain. For the record,...
  • Backlash Fears Cast Pall Over Latinos' Surge

    04/06/2010 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,037+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | DAVID S. BRODER
    Census Day was a big day at the office of the National Council of La Raza, not only because it was the final day of the drive to reduce the chronic undercount of Hispanic residents but because it marked a time when Latinos in the United States could obtain the latest measure of their growing political power. The largest and fastest-growing minority group finds itself in an anomalous position this year. In some respects, its stature has never been higher, with the Supreme Court appointment of Sonia Sotomayor signaling that one more historic barrier has fallen to the talent and...
  • Karl Rove Becomes a Census Spokesman (VIDEO)

    04/06/2010 11:05:43 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 14 replies · 532+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/06/10 | Michael Naragon
    I take issue with Rove’s assertion that the questions in the 2010 Census are “almost the same ones Madison helped write for the first Census back in 1790.” According to www.census.gov, the government’s own website, the 1790 questionnaire asked the name of the family head, free white males over 16 years, free white males under 16 years, free white females, slaves, and any other free persons living in the household. In the next two counts, the questions were scaled back to ask only the head of the household, all free persons and their ages/genders, and slaves. Beginning in 1820, the...
  • Census 2010 and the Law

    04/04/2010 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Talisker · 97 replies · 3,811+ views
    April 4, 2010 | Talisker
    Census 2010 and the LawCensus: An official, usually periodic enumeration of a population,often including the collection of related demographic information.– Federal Depository Library ProgramIntroductionAs of April 1, 2010, an extremely high-pressured demand is being made by the government that every person in the United States respond to questions put forth by the Census Bureau through the mechanism of what is being called "Census 2010." However many people have serious concerns about this governmental demand for personal identification information. Especially since, in preparation for this event, the Census Bureau for the first time employed GPS location verification for virtually every house...
  • Republicans Fear Undercounting in Census

    04/05/2010 10:05:03 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 36 replies · 903+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04-05-10 | NAFTALI BENDAVID
    Some Republicans are worried that an anti-government surge among conservatives will lead to lower participation in the U.S. census, which they fear could reduce the number of Republican seats in Congress and state legislatures. The census, which is currently being collated and is gathered every ten years, dictates the distribution of federal funding, how many House members each state gets and how congressional and legislative districts are drawn within states.
  • American Community Survey (ACS) - Little known mandatory ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau

    04/04/2010 2:56:51 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 1,772+ views
    <p>Will the American Community Survey be conducted during the 2010 Census?</p> <p>Yes. The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey that collects detailed population and housing information from a sample of U. S. households and group quarters (GQ) facilities each month. Households that receive both the American Community Survey and the 2010 Census need to respond to both.</p>
  • It’s official: Obama is black (Obama throws his white side under the bus)

    04/03/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies · 1,074+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/3/2010 | msnbc
    He may be the world's foremost mixed-race leader, but when it came to the official government head count, President Barack Obama gave only one answer to the question about his ethnic background: African-American. The White House confirmed Friday that Obama did not check multiple boxes on his U.S. Census form, or choose the option that allows him to elaborate on his racial heritage. He ticked the box that says "Black, African Am., or Negro."
  • It’s official: Obama is black

    04/03/2010 6:40:21 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 229 replies · 6,689+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | April 3, 2010 | Staff
    He may be the world's foremost mixed-race leader, but when it came to the official government head count, President Barack Obama gave only one answer to the question about his ethnic background: African-American. The White House confirmed Friday that Obama did not check multiple boxes on his U.S. Census form, or choose the option that allows him to elaborate on his racial heritage. He ticked the box that says "Black, African Am., or Negro."
  • Obama Marks 'Census Day' By Filling Out Form : Unclear What President Identified As His Race

    04/02/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies · 949+ views
    ap ^ | April 1, 2010
    The White House didn't immediately respond to questions about how Obama had identified his race. Obama is the child of a white mother and a black father; the form offers options for white, black and "some other race."
  • Deadline USA: It's why many Texans haven't returned their Census forms (counting as of Apr 1)

    04/01/2010 12:06:23 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 64 replies · 2,204+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 01, 2010 | Tom McIlroy
    Today is national Census Day, the official date used as a marking point for the biennial national population count. ...Texas has been lagging behind the rest of the country. But our Texas on the Potomac readers say there's a very good reason why they hadn't return them before today: The form states that the Census count takes place on April 1. Question 1 on the Census form asks: "How many people are living in this house on April 1st?" ..."The form has been widely publicized as being a legal requirement and at our house, we're not about to sign and...
  • How do You Make a Really Bad Unemployment Situation Look Good? Hire a Million Census Workers...

    03/31/2010 10:43:32 AM PDT · by pb929 · 13 replies · 640+ views
    Smoke and Change ^ | 3/31/10 | Smoke and Change
    The unemployment report for March will be out on Friday and it’s probably going to show a gain of a couple hundred thousand jobs. Halleluiah! The recession is finally over and the American people are going back to work, right? Well, not quite. The employment number on Friday will be positive but not because real companies are actually hiring people for real jobs. The number will be positive because of….wait for it….the government. In their endless quest to use your tax dollars wisely the United States government has decided to spend over $11 billion on the 2010 census and in...
  • Census will count gay couples who check "husband or wife"

    03/30/2010 9:10:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies · 665+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Lornet Turnbull
    Gay and lesbian couples who share a home may identify one another as "husband or wife" on their 2010 census forms if that's how they view their relationship — even if they have not legally married in any of the places where it is allowed. And whatever they say on that form is precisely how the government will count them. Advocates who have long sought a complete count of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say this falls short but is still a partial breakthrough — one they say offers tacit acknowledgment of the very relationships the federal...
  • Fearful Tenants Say Count Me Out Of Census

    PIERSON -- The population in Pierson is estimated at 2,600, but even the mayor believes it could be higher than that. Migrant workers, not all of them here legally, make up a big part of the fern capital of the world. Few know just how many live in anonymity. Census forms have arrived in the mail, but not everyone is filling them out. "No, I have not filled it out,” said Alejandrina Hernandez. “Because it is in English." The language barrier is only one reason. Even though census officials say all information given to that agency will be used by...
  • Census Bureau Not as `Cuddly' as it Seems

    03/26/2010 4:17:20 AM PDT · by Help! · 44 replies · 1,339+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 23, 2010 | Glenn Garvin
    Like most bureaucrats, Robert Groves, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, has cultivated a poker face that works pretty well when he's fending off irksome questions from congressmen about why he spent $2.5 million on a TV ad during the Super Bowl or $3 million training employees who were fired before they worked a single day. But through careful observation of Groves' body language, it's possible for trained observers to interpret his words. When he scratches his right ear, for instance, he's telling the truth. When he cups his chin in his hand or rests a finger on his...
  • Map: Track Census Participation By Neighborhood

    03/26/2010 3:18:28 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 47 replies · 1,292+ views
    Census.gov ^ | 03/26/2010
    2010 Census National Participation Rate: 34% A "Mail Participation rate" is the percent of forms mailed back by households that received them. To find your area's 2010 Census participation rate using the map, enter your zip code, or your city and state, in the search field and click the “Find” button. Once you do this, a national view of the map will appear with a data window on the exact location you chose. The mail participation rate for that area will be featured prominently within that window. From here you can either zoom in or compare that area's 2010 participation...
  • Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private? [precedent says "NO"]

    03/25/2010 8:19:34 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 40 replies · 1,210+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 3/25/10 | CmdrTaco
    Hugh Pickens writes "James Bovard writes in the Christian Science Monitor that Americans are told that information gathered in the census will never be used against them and the House of Representatives, in a Census Awareness Month resolution passed March 3, proclaimed that "the data obtained from the census are protected under United States privacy laws." Unfortunately, thousands of Americans who trusted the Census Bureau in the past lost their freedom as a result. In the 1940 Census, the Census Bureau loudly assured people that their responses would be kept confidential. Within four days of the attack on Pearl Harbor,...
  • If they can't heed the Constitution, then neither should we... (vanity)

    03/22/2010 5:44:04 AM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 62 replies · 1,169+ views
    Vanity | 3/22/10 | Vanity
    In light of yesterday's 'healthcare' debacle (nice to know you have a 'right' to force me to pay for your doctor's bills), we need to start ramping up the civil disobedience into something tangible and serious. We can still stop socialism without a bloody counter-revolution, but it will take more than pounding keyboards. Let's start posting concrete actions we can all start taking to hammer government where it hurts. One small way that we can ALL help fight back is by NOT sending in our census forms. Make them come to us. Make them waste time and money on census...
  • Civil Disobedience - Burn the Census Form?

    03/21/2010 9:11:09 PM PDT · by Grizzled Bear · 62 replies · 1,957+ views
    History | Today | Me
    There's been a lot of talk on FR about "Civil Disobedience." Back when I was a kid, filthy disease ridden hippies burned their draft cards to protest against the Viet Nam War. Should we respond to Obamacare by burning our census forms in a public act of civil disobedience? Does anyone have any better idea?
  • How's that census going? (The night Obamacare came forth from the ooze...)

    03/21/2010 5:34:20 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 38 replies · 1,529+ views
    Right now my census is on top the fridge not filled out. After losing our liberty today it's staying there.
  • Census crew swamped by ‘perpetual chaos’

    03/20/2010 8:07:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,421+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | March 20, 2010 | David Frey
    A crew of midvalley census workers has fallen apart due to what several crew members described as chronic disorganization at the regional census office in Grand Junction. A district leader quit, a crew leader quit, an assistant crew leader was fired, and members say they haven’t received work for over two weeks. The local crew has apparently been replaced by a crew from Colorado Springs being housed at an Aspen hotel, even while the local workers still wait for a call about their next assignment. “This experience with the Census Bureau was three weeks in an insane asylum,” Boland fired...
  • Census 2010 and Race (or Why aren't Hispanics Brown?) VANITY

    03/19/2010 6:01:49 PM PDT · by KittenClaws · 59 replies · 1,431+ views
    Self | KittenClaws
    I'm going to set aside the fact that the government wants me to fill out my short form and mail it back today; even though the questions and the count, are dated April 1st, 2010. If I answer today, my answers could be considered false, since April 1st, has, indeed, not happened yet. But I digress. What bothers me is the race issue - how race seems to be the color of one's skin only when "white" or "black". If you are Asian, no color choice is provided, if one is Hispanic, no color is provided. What's wrong with this...
  • Latino Clerics Urge Non-Compliance With Census

    03/19/2010 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 491+ views
    New American ^ | March 18, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders has taken the position that illegal immigrants (who are overwhelmingly Hispanic) should not fill out the census forms arriving in the mail. The rationale for this position, said Reverend Miguel Rivera, the chairman of the coalition, is to create pressure for a process which would allow illegal immigrants to become citizens. Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution requires an actual counting of persons — the decennial census — and what this Latino coalition is advocating is an organized violation of the law. There are legitimate questions about how to count...
  • Census 2010 question

    03/18/2010 4:18:39 AM PDT · by Mrs. B.S. Roberts · 68 replies · 3,397+ views
    United States Census 2010 Form
    I hope this is the right forum for this question. This is my first thread start: I was just reviewing the Census Form that came to our house and was appalled at the questions. I found a line, in fact the last line, on the form in a blue box that says: "Respondents are not required to respond to any information collection unless it displays a valid approval number from the Office of Management and Budget." I carefully looked over the form and the only place I found such a number is directly after question 4: "OMB No. 0607-0919-C: Approval...
  • Census Stalkers

    03/18/2010 3:00:06 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies · 1,569+ views
    Atlas shrugs ^ | pamela geller
    Overreaching and out of bounds. Intrusive. Harassment. The above is the tenth or eleventh notice I have had from the census bureau. For the past month I have been called, harassed and visited by a Pamela Childs of the Census Bureau, who was pursuing me for an interview. Knowing my rights under the law, even under the current coup, I did not respond. I filled out my form -- that which is required by law -- but still received calls, visits, notes. Daily. At one point, I left a message saying I would not speak to her. Period. A week...
  • Government Flubbing Census, Health Care Next

    03/18/2010 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 9 replies · 415+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 18, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    People are dumb, and in large numbers they are even dumber. Our elected officials clearly agree with this point, as they move to take something as private as our health and put it in the hands of the geniuses who run the Department of Motor Vehicles. Luckily, we have an enlightened government to do the difficult things with care and efficiency. Deliver your mail while making a profit? No problem. Build and maintain our nation's vital infrastructure without waste, fraud and abuse? You got it, mister. Regulate public schools that are the envy of the world? Certainly! Logically, if our...
  • Our Unconstitutional Census

    03/18/2010 5:50:54 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 49 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 9, 2009 | John Baker & Elliott Stonecipher
    The census will determine the apportionment of House members and Electoral College votes for each state. To accomplish these vital constitutional purposes, the enumeration should count only citizens and persons who are legal, permanent residents. But it won’t.
  • The Sole and Express Purpose of the Census

    03/17/2010 12:29:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies · 1,669+ views
    http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/ ^ | 3-13-2010 | Bob Greenslade
    In a few weeks, every household in these United States will begin receiving the 2010 Census form in the mail. The long form used in the past has been replaced with a new short form. Beginning this year, information previously requested on the old long form will be incorporated into a separate document called the “American Community Survey.” This survey will be sent to a small percentage of the population on a rotating basis throughout the decade. According to the Census Bureau—“no household will receive the survey more often than once every five years.” Rumor has it this will be...
  • Some other race?-Why doesn't the government want to know how many Arabs there are in the US.

    03/17/2010 4:51:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies · 848+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-17-10 | RAY HANANIA
    A lot of Israelis think it is rough growing up Jewish in the Western world, but we Palestinians and Jews share a lot. It’s just as difficult for us. As a child, my friends once surrounded me and demanded to know “What are you?” What am I, I wondered. “I’m American.” No you’re not, they insisted. So I went home and asked my dad. “Dad, what am I?” My dad shook his head and said, “Ya rubbee. Don’t tell them you are Palestinian. Tell them you are Syrian or Lebanese.” Imagine, it was okay to be Syrian or Lebanese back...
  • Deeming ObamaCare Passed; Deeming Income Tax Paid; & Deeming Census Papers Returned

    03/17/2010 9:57:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies · 473+ views
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 17 mar 10 | Xzins
    As I understand it, if you "deem" Obamacare passed, then it's passed even though it has never been voted upon and passed. Therefore, 1. Let's "deem" our income tax paid this year. After all, if we deem it so, then it is so. 2. Let's "deem" our census papers filled out and returned. Again, deeming is doing. Short of going illegal, what legal protest could Americans use that would gain publicity and demonstrate our rejection of massive spending? Answer: the W-4, Withholding Form. Claim an amount of dependents that would require you to write a check for your taxes at...
  • If Obama uses the Slaughter Rule, then don't fill out the census form

    03/16/2010 5:14:45 PM PDT · by Krankor · 70 replies · 1,881+ views
    3/16/2010 | Krankor
    On the face of it, it might sound self-defeating but, if 25 to 30 million Americans refuse to fill out their census forms, it might make a difference.
  • 2010 Census - Minimum Answers (Vanity)

    03/15/2010 1:08:28 PM PDT · by cowtowney · 82 replies · 9,259+ views
    3/15/10 | Vanity
    What are the minimum questions to answer on the short form census? PLEASE! if you don't know the LEGAL answer, don't make stuff up. I'm not looking for opinion, I'm looking for facts, backed up by a link. This will be very helpful for a lot of folks.
  • Poor census response feared

    03/15/2010 9:00:53 AM PDT · by onona · 374 replies · 6,036+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 03/15/2010 | Jay Rey
    A decennial tradition that dates back 220 years to the days of George Washington continues today when federal census forms start arriving at more than 120 million households across the United States. But hanging over this 23rd U.S. census are concerns about a decline in participation. While the U.S. census has always evoked some resentment toward the feds for poking their nose into people's business, there's a sense that America's distrust of the government has reached greater heights and could contribute to poor census returns.
  • Courage and the Census

    03/15/2010 8:53:49 AM PDT · by Mikey76 · 13 replies · 773+ views
    www.patricksamuels.com
    Within the next few weeks, we will all be getting our census forms. Many millions of our tax dollars have been spent on stupid commercials and other advertising to get us to understand the importance of filling them out. The main point of all of them is that if we don’t fill them out, we won’t get our share of government goodies. That is wrong on so many levels but it is indicative of how government, and way to many people, view government-as the repository for everything good we get. The only constitutional reason for the census is to correctly...
  • Census Bureau Will Count Self-Identified Same-Sex Couples as ‘Married’

    03/14/2010 8:08:58 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 28 replies · 936+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/12/10 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Census Bureau has changed its interpretation of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to allow it to tabulate same-sex couples who self-identify their union as a marriage, even though DOMA prohibits any federal agency from recognizing same-sex unions as marriages. Prior to the Obama administration, the Census Bureau said that DOMA prohibited the Bureau from tallying homosexual couples as being married. The Bureau plans to issue a report on its same-sex married data that is separate from its nationwide census report. “What we agreed to do in 2010 is that since some people are answering that they...
  • Ron Paul: ‘No’ on Census Support

    03/10/2010 11:57:08 AM PST · by speciallybland · 38 replies · 1,499+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/08/2010 | Jean Spencer
    Rep. Ron Paul was the single “no” vote on a resolution last week to support participation in the 2010 Census. In a weekly column on his Web site, the Texas Republican said the census “has grown far beyond what the framers of our Constitution intended.” He said the government has no business collecting personal information such as ethnicity, income and religious affiliation and categorizing people into groups. “From a constitutional perspective, of course, the answer to each of these questions is: ‘None of your business,’” Paul said. “But the bigger question is — why government is so intent on compiling...
  • Why are 2010 Census Forms in six languages?

    03/10/2010 11:28:34 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies · 661+ views
    "... applicants for citizenship must demonstrate the following: "An understanding of the English language, including an ability to read, write and speak... in ordinary usage of the English language..." I've received my letter informing me that the census form will be coming. It is in six languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Russian. Why?
  • 2010 Census: Giving You Your Fair Share

    03/10/2010 11:25:50 AM PST · by csd · 16 replies · 578+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | March 10, 2010 | CSD
    The United States Census Bureau will be sending out letters to 120 million households throughout the country letting them know that they will be receiving a 2010 census form in the mail. The letter notifies the receiver that they will be getting the 2010 census form in the mail in about a week, and instructs him to fill out the 2010 census form when it arrives so that his community will receive its fair share(sounds kind of communist doesn’t it) of public funds.
  • Census lagniappe (vanity)

    03/10/2010 9:49:01 AM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies · 1,059+ views
    10 March 2010 | me
    I went to a neighborhood meeting the other day (it was about street lights, road repairs and sidewalks) an the "community organizer" announced there would be "special guests" at the end of the meeting. Near the end of the meeting two women came in with 2 large boxes. Then they were introduced as census workers. They opened one box and passed out the actual census forms that were overlayed with the large word 'sample' (or something to that effect ... I didn't keep it). They explained how to fill it out in very simplistic condescending language (this was a crowd...
  • 'Waste' mail is part of the rising cost of the 2010 U.S. census

    03/08/2010 3:29:29 AM PST · by Help! · 16 replies · 137+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 6, 2009 | MIKE McGRAW
    Excerpt Were he alive today, Franklin might have a less flattering saying for the bureaucrats running the 2010 census, which is costing taxpayers $15 billion — and rising. That’s $48 per person counted, compared with $16 in 2000 (about $20 adjusted for inflation) and about a penny in 1790 (or 24 cents after 220 years of inflation)... Chaffetz and others in Congress have suggested that instead of using $1 billion in stimulus money to help hire 700,000 new census takers this year, the Census Bureau could have relied at least, in part, on the 785,000 workers at the Postal Service,...
  • Lame Census Bureau Sends A Letter Stating The Census Form Is On Its Way?

    03/10/2010 8:17:07 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 111 replies · 2,169+ views
    I open my mailbox yesterday and I have a letter from the Census Bureau. I'm thinking it's the short form because it's in a regular envelope. So I open it up and it's a letter stating that the actual Census form will be mailed in about a week. I guess that means I need to cancel my vacation so I can be home to respond to the census. Talk about a waste of taxpayer dollars. Maybe they were figuring this would give the US Postal Service something to do?
  • Harassed by the U.S. Census: A Friend Tells Her Frightening Story

    03/09/2010 7:15:30 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 40 replies · 2,688+ views
    DebbiesSchlussel.com ^ | 8MAR2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    Last summer, my friend was selected for the 'pilot program' for the U.S. Census and tells me the frightening story of how U.S. Census workers repeatedly harassed her because she refused to fill out the ten-page questionnaire (which asked detailed, intrusive questions about her insurance, her kids' schooling, how it was paid for and how they were transported there, etc.). Because she refused to fill out the form, a census worker visited her home over ten times, trying to threaten her into filling out the form. The census worker even put a copy of 'the law' in her mailbox, with...
  • I Am An American -- ( Census #9- check "Some other race", write in "American." )

    03/09/2010 8:27:55 AM PST · by opentalk · 51 replies · 1,375+ views
    ace of spades ^ | March 09, 2010 | Gabriel Malor
    I too got the Census letter informing me that I would be getting a Census letter next week. The waste and futility of participating, as well as the perversion of the constitutional purpose of the Census has me down, but Scott Johnson over at Power Line and Mark Krikorian over at The Corner have a bright idea: Writes Scott: In Letter III of his Letters From an America Farmer (1782), J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur famously asked: "What then is the American, this new man?" He answered: "He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices...
  • Local census office struggling to fill jobs (...what to make of this?)

    03/08/2010 3:16:58 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 22 replies · 124+ views
    Knoxs News ^ | 03/08/2010 | Knoxs News
    Knoxville's census office is facing a shortage of applicants despite part-time jobs that pay almost $13 an hour. More than 2,000 positions in a three-county area are available between now and the end of summer. Even with 22 full-time recruiters in Knox, Blount and Sevier counties, applications have been few and far between, said Marty Coffman, manager of the Knoxville census office.