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Old 03-17-10, 09:30 PM
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Wait...am I NOT supposed to list my cats also? I don't think "Gianni" and "Calvin" will attract much interest...but "Pixie" might draw some attention.
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Old 03-17-10, 10:10 PM
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Lots of odd stuff on this form:

Look at question 10 (first PAge) or question 7 (other pages):

"Does Person X sometimes live or stay somewhere else?" Possible answers include "In jail or prison" (guess I'll have to wait until April 1 to see if I'm in jail/prison at that time), "For child custody" (if my ex-spouse is hunting me down to collect back child support), "In a nursing home" (most foosters probably should be confined to one anyway ),

Also note in the Start Here block that it doesn't want you to list anyone who's in jail or in a nursing home, even though they want that information listed on other parts of the form.

Question 8 - Hispanic/Latino/Spanish Origin question - probably included due to political pressure. BTW: Ain't Spaniards Europeans, sothey are really white folks? Guess the Fed employees who amde this form flunked geography!

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Already filled mine out and sent it in. They're not much interested in you unless you're Hispanic or Asian. I'm apparently just "white." Oh well.
I'd say more pink/pasty.
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Old 03-18-10, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
Never old news love, its a part of your life, treasure it forever. =0)

BTW, I got mine too and havn't paid much attention to it, I figure I'll get around to it sooner or later, maybe I'll never fill it out and the G men will show up at my door with a warrant!
Mine's already been filed with the snotty kleenex.
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Old 03-18-10, 05:45 AM
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The only part I filled out is "How many people live in your household" and then shoved it back in the envelope.
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Old 03-18-10, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
#3 How many people are in foreclosure this year (thank The Lord not me) and squatting in their own domicile?
Actually, I just heard about someone doing this. She was foreclosed on 2 years ago and is still living there, just paying utilities...
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Old 03-18-10, 06:29 AM
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Why would you want to lie on your census form, or omit details? I don't get it.
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Old 03-18-10, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
Why would you want to lie on your census form, or omit details? I don't get it.
You don't like messin' with Big Brother?
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Old 03-18-10, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
You don't like messin' with Big Brother?
Who's Big Brother? What's he going to do to you with the information from the census?
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Old 03-18-10, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
Who's Big Brother? What's he going to do to you with the information from the census?
No matter how I reply he'll probably have the statisticians minipulate the data so he can redraw the congessional districts to suit his purpose.
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Old 03-18-10, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
No matter how I reply he'll probably have the statisticians minipulate the data so he can redraw the congessional districts to suit his purpose.
Okay, that's a fair point.
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Old 03-18-10, 09:55 AM
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most people just get a short, headcount form. one of my friends received a long form during the last census... we thought it was really weird that one of the few non-electric, unplumbed households in WV would receive the long form which actually asks how many bathrooms a house has, etc. No question for outhouses, either!
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...And also they forgot to make a category for Argentinians immigrants... they are gonna be really angry for being labeled Hispanic/Latino. Aparently, "Español" and "Castellano" are different languages and Argentina is an extension of Europe.
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Old 03-18-10, 12:12 PM
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If the census is the best example of why you think we live in an Orwellian hellhole, then you are a complete idiot.
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Old 03-18-10, 12:33 PM
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I just used fooster names. It is just me, Gnome SixtyFiver, my wife Tude StupidlyBrave, and the boys, ModoVincere Crackerjab and Rubenx Botto.
You're gonna need the SSNs for your tax form. Good luck getting those 1st two.
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Old 03-18-10, 12:40 PM
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i will just use upc codes off beers from the correct countries. Should work like a charm.
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I think they could have saved a lot of paper if they could send shorter forms - for instance, I live in an apartment complex of all 1 and 2 BR apartments. No WAY 12 people are living in one of them. Probably could have been a 1-pager, 1-sided.

I realize the complexities of this are too complex, but still... I could have fit my answers on a postcard.
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This was my first ever thread in Foo.

Re-reading it the big surprise was the "Guest" poster! I forgot about those.

Anyhoo I just did my census and got it out of the way. I'm pretty optimistic that A) I'll be alive and in the same old place on 1 April and B) my wife won't have run off with the UPS guy.

Under race I used "Other" and said I used to but haven't in about 15 years.
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I think the OP may be substance-impaired.
Very, Very perceptive.
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I heard you were having trouble with your TPS reports.
Probably not using the proper cover page... you got the memo, right?
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why was there a whole page just to to find out what version of Mexican you are?
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The Mexicans around here were running back to Mexico but the Border Patrol won’t let them back into Mexico. I was going to hire ahsposo to mow my grass as his wife ran off with the UPS guy.
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Old 03-23-20, 05:12 AM
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At least now when I'm napping he doesn't ring the front door bell.
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You've still got Fed Ex to worry about. But no Amazon, they don't even ring once.
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I filled out the online form over a week ago. Still not as "fun" as the old paper version.

Race: White – For example, German, Irish, English, Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.
This had me write in American. I've been telling my kids that we've been in the USA for so many generations that we are simply American.

Race: Black or African Am. – For example, African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somali, etc.
This made me wonder where the bi-racial entry would be? My three step kids are 1/2 black and 1/2 white. One of them still lives at home, so he made our household census.
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