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    According to that pesky limiting document, the Constitution, the census can be taken every 10 years!

    Enjoy;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsDhkPym01k



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    http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ho...ctive-form.php


    Ahhhh what the * is this guy talking about....

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    I'm not sure what the guy is talking about. The census website says it's one of the shortest census forms in history. They say 10 questions in 10 minutes.

    Here is a link to the form:

    http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ho...ctive-form.php

    Maybe they didn't want to answer his questions, because he didn't know where he was getting them from?

    And, if you complete your form and mail it in, who exactly is going to record the gps coordinates for your home?

    I wouldn't give them mine. If they want to put a cruise missile in the front window, they'll need to come get them themselves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I'm not sure what the guy is talking about. The census website says it's one of the shortest census forms in history. They say 10 questions in 10 minutes.

    Here is a link to the form:

    http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ho...ctive-form.php

    Maybe they didn't want to answer his questions, because he didn't know where he was getting them from?

    And, if you complete your form and mail it in, who exactly is going to record the gps coordinates for your home?

    I wouldn't give them mine. If they want to put a cruise missile in the front window, they'll need to come get them themselves...
    I believe that there will be X amount of field canvassers this year.
    I can't get a link that I trust on this, but there was a lot of hiring for just that in WI recently.
    I am still looking for a legit link....after dinner.

    Jobs you know!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    According to that pesky limiting document, the Constitution, the census can be taken every 10 years!

    Enjoy;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsDhkPym01k



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    The Census has included a wide range of economic, population, and housing data for a very long time. The current law has been in place since 1980 and authorizes collection of a wide range of material and includes census surveys at internvals more frequent than the decennial census. The details of the Census are actually defined in US Code Title 13. The fines for refusal to answer questions are pretty trivial ($100) in the event someone really doesn't want to respond. A census worker who divulges information collected during the census is subject to a $5000 fine for each violation.

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    In 1970 they showed up at our house for an in depth - how many rooms in your house, bathrooms, bedrooms, type of heating, etc.

    I told them that information was none of their business, they asked if their supervisor could verify that I would not answer, I said fine. When he called he also asked why I would not divulge the info - my answer was that it would be used to determine minimum housing levels for public housing & I had no interest in providing something to someone who was unwilling to earn it.

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    http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/

    "Hundreds of thousands are needed for temporary jobs
    Conducting the census is a huge undertaking. Hundreds of thousands of census takers are needed nationwide to help locate households and conduct brief personal interviews with residents. Most positions require a valid driver's license and use of a vehicle. However, use of public transportation may be authorized in certain areas."


    http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjob...aker/video.php
    What are they talking about??

    "The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct."

    I guess we have a new law we didn't even know about!!



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    The GPS coordinates on homes with actual people living in them were already done last year. I know a few Texas A&M engineering students were hired last year to get more accurate information tying homes to addresses, and recording buildings with actual occupants. I am not sure how that information will be valid in a years time with a recession and foreclosures.

    The additional census questions are covered in administrative law. Administrative law gives agencies power to create their own laws. If we don't like it, then we need to have our representatives limit the power to ask questions through legislature.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_law
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    Are you required by law to answer all the questions, or just the first one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    Are you required by law to answer all the questions, or just the first one?
    You are required to answer all questions. The fine for refusal is pretty minimal assuming anyone ever tries to collect it. The fine for a census worker disclosing your personal information is $5000 for each count. Information remains confidential for 70 years.

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