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    Filed at 6:53 am under by dcobranchi

    The Census Bureau is sending out their American Community Survey (pdf). Twenty-one pages of intrusive questions:

    Does this house, apartment, or mobile home have COMPLETE plumbing facilities; that is, 1) hot and cold piped water, 2) a flush toilet, and 3) a bathtub or shower?

    Is there telephone service available in this house, apartment, or mobile home from which you can both make and receive calls? (They’re really behind the technology on this one. I’d answer in the negative, as we’ve gone entirely to cell.)

    LAST MONTH, what was the cost of electricity for this house, apartment, or mobile home?

    At any time DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, did anyone in this household receive Food Stamps?

    And that’s just skimming through page 5. If we get another form this year, you can probably guess how I’ll handle it.

    One Response to “IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN”

    Comment by
    January 15th, 2005
    at 5:37 pm

    Throw it away. Commit civil disobedience. If you get in trouble for it (which you won’t), I’ll spot you the hundred-dollar fine.