The 2010 Census has begun


"NOORVIK, Alaska (AP) - One down, more than 309 million to go.
U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves on Monday began the 2010 count of the nation's residents in a village in Alaska's arctic hinterlands.
The first person tallied in Noorvik, an Inupiat Eskimo community of 650, was Clifton Jackson, a World War II veteran and the town's oldest resident.
"It's all downhill from now," Groves said after exiting Jackson's house.""
..."Groves and other officials were taken from the airport to the village school by sled, with dog teams driven by schoolchildren. He even took a turn on the reins.
After eating whale meat and gathering with village officials and elders, Groves was driven to Jackson's house in a 4-wheeler. Dressed in heavy Arctic gear, he walked to the door with a briefcase in hand."
..."Residents prepared a day of festivities with traditional dances, an Inupiat fashion show and a feast of subsistence foods including moose and caribou."
http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S 878417
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4ax.com:

That makes sense. Why spend 44 cents to just mail a form when you can piss away maybe 10-20k grandstanding. They're as blatently wreckless with government money as AIG.
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I know a horse and pony show when I see one....
BTW 20k is way shy of the cost.
A bear skin briefcase cost plenty.
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Yea, probably 100k. Hey, when you divide it 1 or 2 trillion, it's justified is probably the way they look at it.
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On 1/25/2010 20:09, Red Green wrote:

Apparently you didn't hear that the government is going to blow $300 Million to advertise the census:
http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/01/census_bureau_starts_300_milli.html
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Consider it a stimulus spending package to benefit the media.
Mike
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