[OT] Census is a plot?

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I have been away. I posted the Vermont story from away and havent been able to get back to the board until today.

A quick scan of the TB2 board, indicates that they are concerned about the census. Something like a government plot to control the people.

Well, I live in a rural area and the things are hand delivered [I am not sure what the reasoning behind that is]. The rep. came on my one day home.

He confirmed that my name was spelled wrong and the address was not correct [the latter is not that big of a suprise; we are living in a rapidly growing county and our address has been change 4 times].

Sure sounds like a competent attempt to obtain information about me [Ive lived at the same place for 25 y]. Your experience may be different.

Best wishe

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), March 18, 2000



Sure sounds like a competent attempt to obtain information about me [Ive lived at the same place for 25 y].

Statement made with the sarcasm key depressed.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), March 18, 2000.

I'm a rural mail carrier. Normally, we follow the "if you know where it goes, deliver it" rule, but not in the case of census forms. Because they're working off a database provided by the USPS, as well as developing a database for future census-taking, we can only deliver forms to correct addresses. The USPS generally does a good job maintaining the database, but there are screw-ups, as there's going to be when you're trying to keep track of a hundred million addresses. If the address is even one number off, we had to return the form to the Census Bureau...same as if the house is vacant, or no mail delivery to the street, etc, etc, etc.

And trust me, it didn't help our job any when they added an extra digit to the first mailings that went out....120 million total.

As far as the name being spelled wrong...there must've been a mistake of sorts. Every single form I've seen was addressed to "resident". Did you check ID on this person? I'd be concerned, if I were you.

That is all.... :)

-- Kat (kat3@crosswinds.net), March 18, 2000.

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