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Old 04-21-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Just wanted to add that I called the 800 # at census.gov to have my census form mailed out to me. For anyone who purposely left off their phone number, or any other info they felt was "invasive", you might want to know that the 800 # was all automated, and when I pressed a number to have my census form mailed, it said "you are calling from xxx-xxx-xxxx. the address we have for this number is xxxxxxx, etc". it was my info.

They already have your info! If you are worried about it, you'll need to move to a cave in another country and live entirely off the grid.

btw, I was using a cell phone.
When I called... recent move so I didn't get mine, pressed to have a new form mailed, and I got the automated stuff. However, the computer tried to parse my address via voice 3 times before giving up and transferring me to an attendant. Made the call from my mobile (willing to bet you don't have cellular phone service =P) and they didn't have any records for me even though I've had this mobile number for over 10 years... just fyi.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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It has to count everyone to be valid which I think we can agree on that. I didnt used the word illegal immigrate . I am refering to transsients and street people which I guess could include immigrates too.However the case is made that thousands and thousands here are not filling out the form so why should I? Have a nice day
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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When I called... recent move so I didn't get mine, pressed to have a new form mailed, and I got the automated stuff. However, the computer tried to parse my address via voice 3 times before giving up and transferring me to an attendant. Made the call from my mobile (willing to bet you don't have cellular phone service =P) and they didn't have any records for me even though I've had this mobile number for over 10 years... just fyi.
At the end of my post I stated that I was using my cell. My next door neighbor called as well and was transferred to an attendant, but they had her address linked to her cell number too.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Union County
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At the end of my post I stated that I was using my cell. My next door neighbor called as well and was transferred to an attendant, but they had her address linked to her cell number too.
I understand... just saying I didn't need to move off the grid like you suggested in the earlier post. They had no records off a mobile number I've used for 10+ years.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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I understand... just saying I didn't need to move off the grid like you suggested in the earlier post. They had no records off a mobile number I've used for 10+ years.
Maybe that's why. Mine is only 5 years old, plus we don't have a land line, so all of our utilities and whatnot are through my cell number. It doesn't bother me b/c I know the government knows every single thing about me, but I have to admit it creeped me out for a second when the computer voice linked it like that.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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If you use a Bonus/MVP/VIC/etc. card, your grocery store has more information about you than the Census Bureau.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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I've been called twice for census work, but the 4 day class interferes with my radiation therapy.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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......However the case is made that thousands and thousands here are not filling out the form so why should I? ....
If you are really asking, then I would answer that in my case, I don't define my standards of behavior by the actions of the people you describe. I can't imagine any excuse for not filling out the form if you got it in the mail.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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I guess that knowing the so called results of the census will be unrealistic means its a waste of time. I dont have time to be wasting it doing unrealistic things. Lets be real and keep it real and demand the census be real..thats my opinion and if you dont have the same,,,,,,,,just be glad we have a right to look at things different ...Have a happy face day.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I may be on summer vacation and it feels like a honeymoon
so I am going to leave it up to you guys to keep it civil
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and you guys police each other you dont need a moderator just be civil.
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