Do you think there will be a census taken in the year 2000??greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Just wondering???....... about the status of taking the census in the year 2000.... April 1st 2000 is official Census day....... Plans could change here considering..........y2k....
-- I do not want to give my name (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999
Dear I don't
Lesson needed here.
If you don't want to give you name (nothing wrong with that, most here do not) you shouldn't. It would also be helpful to your anonimity to give a fake address.
Greybear, who *always* give his whole complete accurate address. (Look, up in the sky, It's a bird, it's, a plane. No it's not - those are pigs).
-- Greybear (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.
No, I don't think there will be a census, I also do not think there will be national elections. Preparing, Rusty
-- Rusty (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999.
well, on the one hand, here in the DC metro area I've seen signs on metro buses advertising census related jobs...
on the other hand there's y2k...and I certainly don't recall seeing anything about the census bureau's computers being brought up to y2k compliance, have you?
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.
Two chances: SLIM and NONE. . .
-- Hardliner (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999.
If there is it will probably involve a guy with a handheld counter and a railway yard....
-- Nikoli Krushev (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.
H3ll, I doubt there will be a govt to TAKE the census.
-- Mitchell Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999.
There'll be a census, I'm just not sure how many people will be "counting," and how many will be "counted", and who will pay for the "counting" bunch. 8<)
Seriously, good question about the status of their computer programs. The whole program was politicized (polarized) by Clinton to increase Democratic reps in Congress, increase social spending pressures. The person in charge is a politcal hack, fired in the last election by the voters, so I have no confidence in their management, nor their power supplies to run the offices there either.
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.
In answer to one of the posts about being paranoid. I am not afraid of anything we have nothing to fear but fear itself. I just was just trying to lighten up a bit. The answers so far have been great. Considering the census is constitutional and all for determining how many reps we get per state. We may find ourselves back to the way they took the 1st census on horesback!!!!!LOL BTW have you been reading the wagering posts on Clintons State of the Union Address??? Theres some great stuff being wagered there better get in on it. BYE
-- Its me(no name) (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999.
Let's look at this as a case of interconnectedness. I live about six miles away from the national headquarters of the Census Bureau. It's in a town of 22,000 people in southern Indiana called Jeffersonville.
Jeff spends megabucks on its police department, but never seems to have money to fix its potholes. What are the chances that Jeffersonville and Clark County (pop. 93,000) will complete remediation on its utilities by 1 January 2000?
-- Kevin (email@example.com), January 19, 1999.