Sunday, May 10, 2009

Big Brother wants your GPS coordinates

AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File

Most of us have been through the Census Bureau questions, and filling out the form hasn’t raised the hair on the back of your neck……until now. The announcement to take the Census from the Department of Commerce, and hand it over to the executive branch of government, a month ago, raised a few questions, but that was about it.

The conservatives looked at that move rather warily, and now we are seeing what the White House has in store for us. In the past, an address was good enough for the census, but now it no longer is. The government wants to map the GPS coordinates directly to you front door! In fact this very thing is probably happening as we speak. 140,000 workers intend to map coordinates to some 140 million addresses nationwide.

The Census Bureau has commented publicly by saying…. “"Address canvassing should conclude by mid-July. The operation will use new hand-held computers equipped with GPS to increase geographic accuracy. The ability to capture GPS coordinates for most of the nation's housing units will greatly reduce the number of geographic coding errors caused by using paper maps in previous counts. … During the address canvassing operation, census workers may ask to verify a housing structure's address and whether there are additional living quarters on the property. All census workers carry official government badges marked with just their name. You also may ask them for a picture ID from another source to confirm their identity. In addition, some census workers might carry a 'U. S. Census Workers' bag."

The truly paranoid could dream up all kinds of scenarios to use this information, but a better question would be….How far off could they be, when an address is no long useful information? Taxpayers are alarmed at the expenditure of 700 million tax dollars in such a financially stressed time. One can only wonder if ACORN, the only group endorsed by the Obama Administration, and presently involved in voter fraud issues will be, or have been already hired to accomplish this task.

I know one thing, I will keep a close eye to the sky, for an unmanned drone with the Obama insignia of the setting sun of the country, emblazoned on the side……..that is of course if I was paranoid.

1 comment:

greenerthengore said...

It's all starting to make sense now!