Sunday, August 08, 2010

Is anyone really upset about the census?


Is anyone really upset about the census?
So it is in this national dogfight over the census. How it shakes out makes not the slightest difference to me. I mean, it's the census. Who cares? The stakes have not been lower since Lilliput went to war with Blefescu over which end of a soft-boiled egg to crack.


Things must be pretty good in this country if Canadians are up in arms over the census. Here is the most encouraging sign we've seen that economic recovery is upon us.
It is amusing, too, to hear people seriously arguing that civilization as we know it will unravel unless we are compelled by threat of fines and imprisonment to disclose how many bedrooms we have in our homes. These are the same folks who condemn Stephen Harper as some kind of tyrant, but it is they, not him, who would send men in jackboots to kick in our doors. And for what? The census?
Please.

Yeah! I agree! Puh-leez! Gimme a break! Fofecksake!


One frightening thing about the long-form of the Census: It could potentially be used by a tyrannical regime in the future to persecute un-politically-correct groups, etc. And we don't want to allow this possibility. Nor do the Harper Conservatives. Only the "progressive" extremists do. Hmm. Fascinating. Who's REALLY got the "hidden agenda", then? Are the "progressives" angry because the Harper Conservatives are taking away their means whereby to identify all members of un-politically-correct groups for future persecution and jackbooting? That's what socialists do, you know!

 George Soros, admitted, proud, unrepentant Nazi collaborator and director of the American "Progressive" movement.  No doubt he'd want to impose inquisitive questions upon everyone.

Here's some of the proverbial MEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN...

The census, if it goes beyond number of folks in the household, begins to become a tool for potential tyrants of the future...  No wonder the Left-Wing Extremists want to have as many intrusive questions as possible answered by everyone, with severe penalties for refusing.

So who're the real tyrants here?  Those who say we don't have to do it, or those who say we better...  *goosestep, goosestep, goosestep*... OR ELSE!!!

8 comments:

Kez Creates said...

The front page of Friday's Medicine Hat News had this boldly spread across the top:

"Census change could hurt Gas City"

I rolled my eyes but managed to continue reading. The secondary title says "Government, charities, business groups, depend on StatsCan".

inside:

Mike Christie execdirector of the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat says he is not confident that Canadians will fill out the census if it is not mandatory. "Quite frankly, we're all a bit lazy and prone to not doing something unless we have to."

So Mike thinks it is okay for Canadians to be faced with fines or jail or who knows what else for refusing to answer all of the questions that have been on the longform census, so that his group can collect the data to publish "he annual Vital Signs report, a comprehensive community checkup that touches on all aspects of life in Medicine Hat."

umm... okay his report sounds really really important.. even though I have lived in this area for 31 years, specifically in Medicine Hat for 25 years, and have never heard of his group or the report. Also, just to note, myself and my family have never received the long form census. I have asked my friends and family that stretch from one end of Canada to the other and so far no one has responded to say YES, they have at one point received the longform census, all have said NO. It's kinda funny that if it's this important, why have I never laid eyes on one and don't personally know anyone who has had to fill one out. Medicine Hat is not that big - so who the heck is getting these forms that are so instrumental in helping communities across Canada??

The news article says things like people 'depend on' the census data, it 'plays a major role'. Well I would sure like to know how many people in my city have ever had to fill this thing out and then prove to me why it is SO important. How important could it possibly be if hardly anyone even receives it from our area? How do they know it's balanced well in order to show the demographics better? It really is ridiculous.

Kez Creates said...

The front page of Friday's Medicine Hat News had this boldly spread across the top:

"Census change could hurt Gas City"

I rolled my eyes but managed to continue reading. The secondary title says "Government, charities, business groups, depend on StatsCan".

inside:

Mike Christie execdirector of the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat says he is not confident that Canadians will fill out the census if it is not mandatory. "Quite frankly, we're all a bit lazy and prone to not doing something unless we have to."

So Mike thinks it is okay for Canadians to be faced with fines or jail or who knows what else for refusing to answer all of the questions that have been on the longform census, so that his group can collect the data to publish "he annual Vital Signs report, a comprehensive community checkup that touches on all aspects of life in Medicine Hat."

umm... okay his report sounds really really important.. even though I have lived in this area for 31 years, specifically in Medicine Hat for 25 years, and have never heard of his group or the report. Also, just to note, myself and my family have never received the long form census. I have asked my friends and family that stretch from one end of Canada to the other and so far no one has responded to say YES, they have at one point received the longform census, all have said NO. It's kinda funny that if it's this important, why have I never laid eyes on one and don't personally know anyone who has had to fill one out. Medicine Hat is not that big - so who the heck is getting these forms that are so instrumental in helping communities across Canada??

The news article says things like people 'depend on' the census data, it 'plays a major role'. Well I would sure like to know how many people in my city have ever had to fill this thing out and then prove to me why it is SO important. How important could it possibly be if hardly anyone even receives it from our area? How do they know it's balanced well in order to show the demographics better? It really is ridiculous.

Kez Creates said...

The front page of Friday's Medicine Hat News had this boldly spread across the top:

"Census change could hurt Gas City"

I rolled my eyes but managed to continue reading. The secondary title says "Government, charities, business groups, depend on StatsCan".

inside:

Mike Christie execdirector of the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat says he is not confident that Canadians will fill out the census if it is not mandatory. "Quite frankly, we're all a bit lazy and prone to not doing something unless we have to."

So Mike thinks it is okay for Canadians to be faced with fines or jail or who knows what else for refusing to answer all of the questions that have been on the longform census, so that his group can collect the data to publish "he annual Vital Signs report, a comprehensive community checkup that touches on all aspects of life in Medicine Hat."

umm... okay his report sounds really really important.. even though I have lived in this area for 31 years, specifically in Medicine Hat for 25 years, and have never heard of his group or the report. Also, just to note, myself and my family have never received the long form census. I have asked my friends and family that stretch from one end of Canada to the other and so far no one has responded to say YES, they have at one point received the longform census, all have said NO. It's kinda funny that if it's this important, why have I never laid eyes on one and don't personally know anyone who has had to fill one out. Medicine Hat is not that big - so who the heck is getting these forms that are so instrumental in helping communities across Canada??

The news article says things like people 'depend on' the census data, it 'plays a major role'. Well I would sure like to know how many people in my city have ever had to fill this thing out and then prove to me why it is SO important. How important could it possibly be if hardly anyone even receives it from our area? How do they know it's balanced well in order to show the demographics better? It really is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

The front page of Friday's Medicine Hat News had this boldly spread across the top:

"Census change could hurt Gas City"

I rolled my eyes but managed to continue reading. The secondary title says "Government, charities, business groups, depend on StatsCan".

inside:

Mike Christie execdirector of the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat says he is not confident that Canadians will fill out the census if it is not mandatory. "Quite frankly, we're all a bit lazy and prone to not doing something unless we have to."

So Mike thinks it is okay for Canadians to be faced with fines or jail or who knows what else for refusing to answer all of the questions that have been on the longform census, so that his group can collect the data to publish "he annual Vital Signs report, a comprehensive community checkup that touches on all aspects of life in Medicine Hat."

umm... okay his report sounds really really important.. even though I have lived in this area for 31 years, specifically in Medicine Hat for 25 years, and have never heard of his group or the report. Also, just to note, myself and my family have never received the long form census. I have asked my friends and family that stretch from one end of Canada to the other and so far no one has responded to say YES, they have at one point received the longform census, all have said NO. It's kinda funny that if it's this important, why have I never laid eyes on one and don't personally know anyone who has had to fill one out. Medicine Hat is not that big - so who the heck is getting these forms that are so instrumental in helping communities across Canada??

The news article says things like people 'depend on' the census data, it 'plays a major role'. Well I would sure like to know how many people in my city have ever had to fill this thing out and then prove to me why it is SO important. How important could it possibly be if hardly anyone even receives it from our area? How do they know it's balanced well in order to show the demographics better? It really is ridiculous.

Kez Creates said...

I had to post my comment as anonymous because for some reason blogger was being a pain whenever I tried to post that with my ID lol,

MikeAdamson said...

Now that's the kind of post that keeps me coming back. Excellent stuff!

Canadian Sentinel said...

Do note that it's indicated that "moderation on comments may be in effect at any time". ;)

It's about troll control. Some of 'em did get out of hand and keep coming back and throw puffin poop at me. C'est la vie...

Kez Creates said...

Oh geez my comment DID post all of the times blogger said 'sorry there was a problem'... sorry about that!

I had to start moderation on my own blogs awhile back because they kept getting infiltrated by spammers.