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The Census is a big reflection of who our Nation is.  ” This data is used to determine the appropriate number of seats in the House of Representatives.  It provides key population numbers for Congress and the Administration to determine how federal dollars flow to the states and the data is used by researchers, advocates and policy makers to develop reports, social service programs, and make critical policy decisions.” 

They’re here, they’re queer and want to be counted in the U.S. Census. 

It’s crazy – the U.S. Census Bureau wants an accurate count of everyone in the country – but there’s no question in the survey that asks if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.  http://www.queerthecensus.org/site/c.jeJLIVOxEnH/b.5474287/k.9C4D/Queer_the_Census.htm 

If you are gay, green, transgender or whatever the census helps determine districts and funding.  Asking or telling if you are gay is not relevant, you are an American filling out a piece of paper.  End of story. I don’t yell out what I do under the sheets and I don’t want to hear about you being a queer.  To be referred to as queer,  the census must be rude for so many yet,  “For the first time in history, the Census will count both unmarried same-sex partners and legally married same sex spouses in its survey! This advancement is due in great part to advocacy by the Task Force, and our members and supporters.” Again, what does it matter?  No one gets married, homo or heterosexual on the basis of what district you live in.  Unless maybe it is 90210- Beverly Hills!

http://www.census.gov/ has more where we find it ironic that there is a population clock.  tic tock.

U.S. 308,468,093
World 6,795,845,888
00:28 UTC (EST+5) Jan 12, 2010

People, just people.  Black, White, Mixed, Muslim, Christian, Jew, rich, poor, all being born while some are dying.

To ensure a successful 2010 Decennial Census, the Recovery Act includes $1 billion to hire additional personnel for partnership and outreach efforts to minority communities and hard-to-reach populations, increase targeted media purchases, and ensure proper management of other operational and programmatic risks.http://www.census.gov/recovery/index.html

Sound like Acorn?

$1 Billion for minorities?  Is that racist and prejudiced in and of itself?  Does the government assume minorities are stupid and can’t fill out the damned questionnaire?  The President of The United States of America is a minority and I think he can figure it out without $1 Billion extra spent on the instructions.

The programmatic risk relies on the post office ensuring delivery of the census and its return back to the government.   As for hard to reach populations, where in America is there a hard to reach population?    American Samoa where we shipped Guantanamo Bay refugees?  Do we get to count our servicemen and woman even though most of their votes were not counted in the election?

The bigger problem and most offensive is to the black or negro population, as the census refers to-  is for people who are not white.

But some blacks have complained that one of the form’s questions is outdated, offensive, and a throwback to the Jim Crow era.   Question No. 9 on the form asks: “What is Person 1’s race?”  The first selection, no surprise, is White. The second box includes choices in the following order – Black, African-Am., or Negro. Some younger blacks, particularly those under age 40 interviewed by various media outlets, say that the use of “Negro” has no place in today’s social lexicon and it sets the race back in time, via http://www.thedefendersonline.com/2010/01/11/negro-please-some-blacks-offended-by-2010-census-form/

Rather rude choices.  I wonder what Barack Hussein Obama will reply, as he has referred to himself as a mutt.  No matter your thoughts on race and politics what does it matter?  By now we’re all bored with Harry Reid…but-

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The pecking order of who gets the Influenza H1N1 Monovalent Flu Vaccine begins.

USA today had this to say, “Even hospitals will have to dole out the vaccine carefully, because they initially won’t get enough for their entire staffs. “So they’ll make decisions” about who’s vaccinated first, says Gregory Poland, an infectious-diseases specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “It’s reasonable that the nurse that works in the neonatal ICU will get it first and someone in dietary services will get it later.”  http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-10-01-swine-flu-vaccine_N.htm

We wouldn’t want value some one who handles the food in a hospital that feeds patients above a nurse.  A nurse might see 50 patients while the food service worker might spread a virus to 1000’s.

The article goes on to state, “No matter how much health officials tout the vaccine as safe — “It’s 1,000 times safer than getting the flu,” says John Bartlett, director of the Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health — some people remain fearful.”

Give me a break- mere weeks of testing and Biodefense Strategies can not comprehend why anyone wouldn’t question efficacy and are fearful of lasting repercussions.  How much federal funding does John Hopkins get to spew propaganda?

Lest we forget that this Sept., it was noted that, “The Children’s National Medical Center is getting a $150M gift from the government of Abu Dhabi—’one of the largest philanthropic donations ever made to a U.S. pediatric hospital,’ Susan Kinzie reports in WaPo. ‘The Persian Gulf country has given large sums to Johns Hopkins Medicine and other U.S. institutions. But the gift was arranged by Joseph E. Robert Jr., a prominent Washington philanthropist with deep ties to Children’s and personal connections to wealthy members of the UAE’s royal family.’ The gift will create the Sheik Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, which ‘will collaborate across disciplines to improve surgery for children.’ The gift ‘has created palpable excitement at the Northwest Washington hospital, which treats thousands of children and performs 15,000 surgeries each year.’http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2009/09/16/ethics-not-a-priority-for-marion-barry-loose-lips-daily/ 

Lest we forget- John Hopkins has won more than $107 million in research grants through the federal stimulus package. http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2009/09/21/daily39.html  Johns Hopkins researchers have submitted nearly 1,300 proposals for stimulus-funded projects to date. 

Oh that’s right, in one instance, “The settlement also says that John Hopkins got federal money (allegedly) that it was not entitled to. It used erroneous fringe benefit amounts for research personnel.’ http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/6201.php 

I can just about guarantee you that none of our tax dollars were for food handling and dietary safety.,

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Open wide, say ahhh and check out these posts on the A/H1N1 Swine Flu from Ahrcanum, where the conspiracy spreads as fast as the virus itself.

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And, trying to strengthen their clout, activists have proposed Congressional Resolution 92, which would, according to Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, request “that the president issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the National Day of Silence with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities.”  [Author’s emphasis]

Read this excellent post on Gene’s Blog for more information, and this post from One News Now about Congressional Resolution 92. Then call your representative and urge him/her to vote NO  http://californiacrusader.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/gay-and-lesbian-day-of-silence/

 Because, you know, the GLBT community is trying to brainwash our kids…
Just got this from my dad, who got is from his sister in California. Apparently she’s on their list because of Prop 8.

I can’t even BEGIN to formulate a reply to this.

Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire e-mail list of family and friends.

If your child’s school allows “Day of Silence” propaganda, keep your child at home April 17

April 7, 2009

Dear Member,

The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches. This year it will take place in most public schools on April 17. On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day-even during instructional time-to promote GLSEN’s socio-political goals and its controversial, unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.

Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes. Please join the national effort to restore to public education a proper understanding of the role of government-subsidized schools. You can help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child’s school allows students to remain silent during instructional time on the Day of Silence.

Parents should no longer passively countenance the political usurpation of public school classrooms through student silence.

If students will be permitted to remain silent, parents can express their opposition most effectively by calling their children out of school on the Day of Silence and sending letters of explanation to their administrators, their children’s teachers, and all school board members. One reason this is effective is that most school districts lose money for each student absence.

School administrators err when they allow the classroom to be disrupted and politicized by granting students permission to remain silent throughout an entire day.

Visit this website for complete information on opposing the Day of Silence.

Take Action!

1. Call your local schools and ask whether they permit students or teachers to remain silent in the classroom on “Day of Silence.” IMPORTANT: Do not ask any administrator, school board member, or teacher if the school sponsors, endorses, or supports DOS. Schools do not technically sponsor the Day of Silence. Technically, it is students, often students in the gay-straight alliance, who sponsor it. Many administrators will tell you that they do not sponsor the DOS when, in fact, they do permit students and sometimes even teachers to remain silent during instructional time. Also ask administrators whether they permit teachers to create lesson plans to accommodate student silence.

2. Find out what date the event is planned for your school. (The national date in 2009 is April 17, but some schools observe DOS on a different date).

3. Inform the school of your intention to keep your children home on that date and explain why. (A sample letter is available.)
For more information or questions, visit Day of Silence Walkout.

Thank you for caring enough to get involved. If you feel our efforts are worthy of support, would you consider making a small tax-deductible contribution to help us continue?

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

Donate with confidence to AFA
(gifts are tax-deductible)  http://community.livejournal.com/exmormon/574323.html

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