The 2010 census has started in 2009.
I have already confronted two census workers this year.
The first, in February, was an older lady who came to the door and asked if she could get some information. I let her and her laptop in and answered some questions, refused on others and she said OK, it was not mandatory and left.
The second was just last week . A man parked out front for a while and then drove next door to an unoccupied house that I also own and stopped, got out and went to the front door. I walked over and asked if I could help him. He explained he was from the census and wanted to know if anyone lived in the house. I told him no but he still wanted to know the street address number of the house. I said I didn't know as I have never had to use it and he thanked me and left.
Both appeared to be just average people, hired hands for the government doing a job they were paid for. I didn't see if they had a GPS unit.
From: Right Soup
I know, you thought the census (now well in control of Rahm Emanuel) didn’t start until 2010! Well, seems that workers have begun already, coming door-to-door with handheld GPS units and questions about every garage and storage barn on your property. Robert LaMacchia, head of the Census Bureau’s geography division, says they’ll capture the latitude and longitude of the front door of every house, apartment and improvised shelter they find.”We will actually knock on doors and look for hidden housing units,” he says. “We will find converted garages; from the outside, it may not look like anybody lives there.” This is so the census will end up with the geographic coordinates — accurate to within 10 feet — for about 110 million residences.
The US Census Bureau is currently going door-to-door, nationwide, to place YOUR front door “coordinates” into a Global Positioning System (GPS) for marking/mapping purposes; without your consent - and if you are not home - without your knowledge. Now, why does anyone need GPS Coordinates on every front door in America? Who is really doing this? What good reason can they possibly have for such an expensive project? Listen to this interview with citizen Jane Lesko on the Power Hour and find out more. (The interview starts about 7/8 of an inch in on the podcast slider)
From Channeling Reality:
The U.S. Census Bureau is doing an Address Canvassing Operation using GPS- equipped handheld computers to GPS every front door of homes, apartments, converted garages, homeless shelters, and anything they believe that someone might live in, in America, so that the Bureau can send every household a Census Questionnaire in March of 2010. (There are other people we have spoken to who believe that the GPS front doors of America may be used for MILITARY purposes and that this is a violation of privacy. They want the exact location of your front door.)
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The Census, in it’s own words, has been “re-engineered”, including the mandate to “Collect and tabulate long-form data every year throughout the decade through a large household survey (The American Community Survey).”
ACORN signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States — currently believed to be more than 306 million people.
The 2010 census will be the “short form”, however, there is the clever subterfuge of the “American Community Survey” which is purposely not called a census and is sent to a “sampling” of US homes such that each home receives one not more than once every five years. Its what they used to call the long form as the 2010 census will only contain the short form. Here is a link to the questions on the survey.
Why does the government (and ACORN) need to have the GPS coordinates of your FRONT DOOR? Your house is probably on Google Maps already. But the front door? Sounds like a jackboot convenience to me. This is a developing story, and several reports of those who have already been visited by the GPS squad can be found in this forum thread.
Source: Right Soup
Thanks to Saladin for the link.