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2010 Census

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by asphaltpilot, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    asphaltpilot

    asphaltpilot [OP] CAPS CAPS CAPS!

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    Anyone get theirs yet? Is it really just these 10 questions that are asked? That's better than I would have imagined from .gov.

    Still, I think we are only going to answer 7 or 8 of them. I fail to understand the real need to ask some of them, like questions 6, 8, and 9. Sex and race should have zero bearing on how laws or voting districts are constructed, imo. I'm very surprised that economic questions are missing from it.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    FishErTaco

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    Haven't gotten mine yet...was annoyed that they sent a letter 2 weeks ahead of time telling you that the census survey is coming, total waste of money, don't like to see our tax money spent in a wasteful way like that.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    Evil Monkey

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    There are two forms. One is simple and the other is more involved. In 1990, I received the longer form.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    81shark

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    i agree. i sent my senator an email asking why they sent it, and if they could send me a letter telling me that my tax booklet is coming, a letter when they recieved my tax return, a letter when it was processed and a letter to let me know they were going to send me a check.

    I did some rough calculations and came up with a cost of $31 million to send that stupid letter.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    Filled mine out last night and mailed it today. I swear I filled out the longer version of it last summer and sent it back. I really don't know why I had to do it again???
     
  6. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Got my pre-census letter last week & thought the same thing, "why am I getting this?". :notsure: Great idea to send a quick email to my state's senator & representatives. Will do that.

    OT, great avatar hillbillynwv. Watch that movie back to back last night on AMC. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    Hey they are just trying to help out the US Postal Service. Can you imagine all those people get laidoff and go postal? Lives have been saved on yours and mine tax dime!
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:52 AM
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    genxer36

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    THE 2010 FEDERAL CENSUS FOR THE SOUTH

    Last name: ________________

    First name: (Check appropriate box)
    (_) Billy-Bob
    (_) Billy-Joe
    (_) Billy-Ray
    (_) Billy-Sue
    (_) Billy-Mae
    (_) Billy-Jack

    What does everyone call you?
    (_) Booger
    (_) Bubba
    (_) Junior
    (_) Sissy
    (_) Other___________________

    Age: ____ (if unsure, guess)

    Sex: ____ M _____ F _____ Not sure

    Shoe Size: ____ Left ____ Right

    Occupation: (Check appropriate box)
    (_) Farmer
    (_) Mechanic
    (_) Hair Dresser
    (_) Unemployed
    (_) Dirty Politician
    (_) Preacher

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    (_) Brother
    (_) Aunt
    (_) Uncle
    (_) Cousin
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    (_) Father
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    Number of children living in household: _____

    Number of children living in shed: ______

    Number that are yours: ______

    Mother's Name: _______________(If not sure, leave blank)

    Father's Name: _______________ (If not sure, leave blank)

    Education: 1 2 3 4 (Circle highest grade completed)

    Do you (_) own or (_) rent your mobile home?
    (Check appropriate box)

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    Number of vehicles that still crank: ___
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    Model and year of your pickup: 197_

    Do you have a gun rack?
    (_) Yes (_) No; If no, please explain:

    Newspapers/magazines you subscribe to:
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    (_) The Globe
    (_) TV Guide
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    Number of times you've seen a UFO:_____

    Number of times in the last 5 years you've seen Elvis:_____

    Number of times you've seen Elvis in a UFO:_____

    How often do you bathe:
    (_) Weekly
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    Left______ Right_____

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    Brand of chewing tobacco you prefer:
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    How far is your home from a paved road?
    (_) 1 mile
    (_) 2 miles
    (_) just a whoop-and-a-holler
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  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    gusotto

    gusotto gusotto

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    Got it and filled it out.
    Only take a few minutes with the short form.

    Haven't mailed it because the question on the census is "Who and how many are living with you on April 1."
    April 1 isn't here yet!

    Maybe I'll get lucky and get someone extra here but otherwise it isn't hitting the mail until after April 1.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    I don't care for the census, I just filled out how many people live in my house and turned it in.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    I did mine last week, First time I've ever had to do one. I was really suprised at all the questions asking if I was a minority or hispanic. WTF does that have on me being an AMERICAN? Does my district/city get more money if so? I agree also that its a total waste to send letters in triplicate telling you theyre sending it, have sent it, recieved it and processed it.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    What you did last summer was not the census. It was the American Community Survey: http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

    Just another way the government invades your privacy and violates the constitution.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    i marked our households race as american.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    they are keeping the US postal service in business. with as many layoffs as they are getting, they need this very badly.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Goodman.:cool:
     
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