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  • unswydd
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    Yep, the lady had one of those little hand held computers. I remember now that I read that article that she said she was "mapping" the address. I wasn't real crazy about her going up on my back porch which is my front door and it showed so she didn't. She did it from the bottom of the stairs. I was not very nice I think.

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  • Lil Bear
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    I found this link which I thout was interesting and disturbing. Aparently the UN has been doing this for some years now.

    http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demograph...cs/AC98_14.pdf

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  • unswydd
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    Originally posted by Skyowl's Wife View Post
    When it was time for the 2000 census, one of our pieces of dirt (on the backside of nowhere, down 7 miles of dirt road) had our older 5th wheel parked on it as our "camping cabin". Skyowl and I drove up one Friday night and there, stuck in the door, was a postcard from the census taker, asking for info.

    LOL What a hoot!!!! I imagine if Jake had a dog house they'd want to know that address too. OMG!!!!!:o

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  • Skyowl's Wife
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    When it was time for the 2000 census, one of our pieces of dirt (on the backside of nowhere, down 7 miles of dirt road) had our older 5th wheel parked on it as our "camping cabin". Skyowl and I drove up one Friday night and there, stuck in the door, was a postcard from the census taker, asking for info.

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  • unswydd
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    DANG! You go boy!

    Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
    Unswydd,

    You wrote:



    I remember that funny Ringo Starr song from the time I was a young boy. I would always reverse the words "door" and "floor" when singing it, though.

    Really, when you think about it, if somebody can't find the floor, they must really be high.

    :cool: :D

    In all seriousness, it's getting to the point where even the Camel Turkish Blend Cigarettes may be a black-market commodity one day. North Carolina's legislature passed and Governor Beverly Purdue is slated to sign a bill into law which bans smoking from all bars and restaurants throughout the State!

    NC governor to sign restaurant smoking ban
    The Associated Press • May 19, 2009
    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pb.../NEWS/90519006

    What makes this all the worse is that North Carolina is historically a tobacco-growing State and, with many banks headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina has been especially hard-hit by our present economic crisis. This smoking ban will contribute to even more unemployment as smokers go out to eat less often and as demand for tobacco is forced down. If restrictions get worse, tobacco could even go offshore, just like other industries do when they are too restricted.

    I guess this means that smoking Survivalists will have to stock up on their own tobacco seeds and Zig-Zag Papers or pipes, as well as buy their own scales and hand-cranked rolling machines,

    Poor Ches-eroo!

    :D :D :D :D
    UBO, This happened in IL 2 years ago. It completely sucked!!! But we are not a tobacco town either. I really feel for those towns that are and get sacked with this. It's really gonna p them offff!!!!
    I have stocked patches so when I cannot get any more squares I'll be safe (I hope) from a "stray" bullet. LOL
    I remember poor Ches-eroo!!!! It'd be hilarious if it didn't hit so close to home! LOL

    The correct words are....I'm tired of waking up on the floor......I remembered when I laying in bed last night but was too tired to change it. hehehe

    Rancher, Hoot of a story. I'll bet they won't be back.
    Last edited by unswydd; 05-19-2009, 04:09 PM. Reason: forgot something.....

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Fellow Survivalists,

    All of this reminds me of my years living in Lowell, NC. One of the more authoritarian Town Councilmen Alan Starrett was going around neighborhoods, if I recall correctly, giving out his card and soliciting for votes for the upcoming election. He's a real jerk who's been known to start fist-fights with people who disagree with him.

    He came to our rental house, knocked on the door, which I opened, and he gave me his card. He noticed that there were no address numbers posted on the house. He asked me: "Why doesn't your house have the address numbers posted on it?"

    I told him: "I get my mail from my post office box, so I don't need house numbers." (This was because of lazy-ace Post Office workers who won't get out of their trucks and Jeeps, but that is another rant for another day.)

    He then said: "Well, what if there was a fire or an emergency? The fire department and the ambulance needs to know the address so that they can find you! Don't you think we need a law to give every house an address number?"

    I told him: "I can call 911 from a neighbor's house if I have to, give a description of the house, and stand in the yard to flag the trucks down. Besides, a fire would be pretty visible, don't you think? I'll be all right, sir. Thank you, and have a good day." Then closed the door.

    Needless to say, I was feeling very generous that day. It was the late Nineties and although times were "interesting" after Randy Weaver, Waco, and OKC, it was a relatively easier going time with prosperity everywhere and everyone fat, dumb, and happy.

    Nowadays, with runaway terrorists, gangs, and home invaders on one hand and Big Brother government on the other, I would not be so nice and talkative to anyone asking nosy questions about my abode. And if they catch me while I'm drinking an energy drink, they might get thoroughly cussed out at best.
    Last edited by TheUnboundOne; 05-19-2009, 12:34 PM. Reason: An addendum.

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Rancher,

    That was one funny story and that is a simply brilliant security set-up you have there!

    I guess in your case, the U.S. Census will have to content itself with sending your form by mail...and they'll just have to settle with whatever answer they get.

    :D

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Unswydd,

    You wrote:

    UBO, my Turkish Blend was a Camel Cigarette LOL Oh My What were you thinking????? No.....I don't want to know. lol
    No, No, I don't smoke that no more, I'm tired of gettin' up off the floor, No thank you Please it only makes me sneeze and then it makes it hard to find the door. LOL
    I don't know how old you are but that used to be a popular song back in the 70's. I have heard about Turkish Prisons. NO Thank you!
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    I remember that funny Ringo Starr song from the time I was a young boy. I would always reverse the words "door" and "floor" when singing it, though.

    Really, when you think about it, if somebody can't find the floor, they must really be high.

    :cool: :D

    In all seriousness, it's getting to the point where even the Camel Turkish Blend Cigarettes may be a black-market commodity one day. North Carolina's legislature passed and Governor Beverly Purdue is slated to sign a bill into law which bans smoking from all bars and restaurants throughout the State!

    NC governor to sign restaurant smoking ban
    The Associated Press • May 19, 2009
    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pb.../NEWS/90519006

    What makes this all the worse is that North Carolina is historically a tobacco-growing State and, with many banks headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina has been especially hard-hit by our present economic crisis. This smoking ban will contribute to even more unemployment as smokers go out to eat less often and as demand for tobacco is forced down. If restrictions get worse, tobacco could even go offshore, just like other industries do when they are too restricted.

    I guess this means that smoking Survivalists will have to stock up on their own tobacco seeds and Zig-Zag Papers or pipes, as well as buy their own scales and hand-cranked rolling machines,

    Otherwise, they'll be like Cheswick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:

    (Parental Warning: Strong Adult Language. Have the kiddies play a game away from the computer speakers when watching this video.)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5NyyC-UjBM[/ame]

    Poor Ches-eroo!

    :D :D :D :D
    Last edited by TheUnboundOne; 05-19-2009, 11:40 AM. Reason: An addendum.

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  • rancher
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    Just how...

    Would a "census" taker go about coming up to our front door? Let me explain ;-)

    Dead end dirt road. Custom HD steel gates with spikes along top edge :-0... Five strand barb wire fence behind deep ditch.
    Four rather large German Shepherds sitting up on the hill watching you...could be hungry as well. Nice sign says... "German Shepherds On Patrol". You must walk a couple hundred yards up hill to just get to my lawn, the front door is actually around back....

    Once when ADT went off by mistake the two Sheriff cruisers (that took an hour to get out here) were told by dispatch "not to cross over on to that property" but wait for the owners to arrive. We drove up and found them waiting in their rigs below, outside the gates. Even when we let them in they stayed inside their rigs watching the German Shepherds pee on their tires...I had to appologize to them about that.... They let me draw my weapon and clear my own home while they waited outside. It was just a cat that had not been secured before we left that set off the motion detectors. I elected not to shoot the cat....

    I might be wrong...but uncle sam might never know who all resides up here. It should be interesting to see how they go about this? Needless to say we do not get any door to door solicitors ;-)

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  • unswydd
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    Originally posted by herbalpagan View Post
    The census law was written into the Constitution, it is one of the few laws and requirements that the founding father's put into it.
    Yep and I have the piece of paper she gave me to prove it. It is a Federal Law that I must answer her questions. All she asked tho is the address. This time........hmmmm.......just sayin'......

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  • herbalpagan
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    The census law was written into the Constitution, it is one of the few laws and requirements that the founding father's put into it.

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  • denvernative321
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    What? answer questions by law? Who are these people and what gives the the authaurity to walk up and ask questions you MUST answer? I must be a young buck this is the first time i have heard of this one.

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  • unswydd
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    Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
    Unswydd,

    By the way, I don't know what your "Turkish Blend" was and I won't ask any further...but I hope you enjoyed it...

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

    And I hope your "Turkish Blend" never gets you into any situations like Billy Hayes had with our Turkish "allies," as portrayed in the movie Midnight Express
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    UBO, my Turkish Blend was a Camel Cigarette LOL Oh My What were you thinking????? No.....I don't want to know. lol
    No, No, I don't smoke that no more, I'm tired of gettin' up off the floor, No thank you Please it only makes me sneeze and then it makes it hard to find the door. LOL
    I don't know how old you are but that used to be a popular song back in the 70's. I have heard about Turkish Prisons. NO Thank you!
    Last edited by unswydd; 05-18-2009, 10:22 PM.

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  • herbalpagan
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    Here is a link to the Census and what you have to do and what they need for info and why.
    They have 2 forms, the long form and the short form. I suggestthat you only answer the short form if you can. (JMO)

    http://2010.census.gov/2010census/

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Unswydd,

    By the way, I don't know what your "Turkish Blend" was and I won't ask any further...but I hope you enjoyed it...

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

    And I hope your "Turkish Blend" never gets you into any situations like Billy Hayes had with our Turkish "allies," as portrayed in the movie Midnight Express

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akyx5iu_z8Y[/ame]

    And if that video isn't scary enough, then there's this one...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmHOteBVqKI[/ame]

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Last edited by TheUnboundOne; 05-18-2009, 09:00 PM.

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