Last week, a friend from northern Idaho called me and said that the
Census Bureau was sending out people to get the GPS coordinates for
every front door in the United States. She found out about it when
a person showed up at her front door with a handheld computer and she
told her what she was doing. The day before my friend called, a
Census Bureau representative had been at my front door also - but all
she told me was that she was verifying addresses. I had no idea
that she was GPS marking my front door.
The phone call was followed-up with an
email alert and a second alert.
This email is the second one -
I've had people question if this
e-mail is a hoax. It is not!
This was sent out by Idaho Eagle
Forum's State President, Jane Lesko and was also heard on Jack
McLamb's radio program Friday April 10, 2009.
I will add to this that the Boise
U.S. Census Bureau said that this requirement was coming from
the U.S. Department of Commerce. Also I will add a quote from a
write-up from the U.S. Census Bureau, "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."
The issue of recording GPS coordinates
of your front door was also discussed for a few minutes on the Greg
Everson program on
Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN) on Saturday and Jane was a guest
on the Jack McLamb program again on his Sunday program on RBN.
The Michael Baker Jr. Corporation was
given the contract to collect the GPS coordinates. More
information on this company and the contract will be found below the
Alert!--- U.S. Census Bureau to GPS every
front door in America.
April 11, 2009
A few days ago a women showed up at my front door (way out in the
country) saying that she worked for the U.S. Census Bureau and she
was going to GPS my front door. She stated that she did not know why
they would want to do this since everyone in America already has a
GPS address. (GPS, global positioning system, the satellite has a
location and picture of your property) The women also said that her
supervisor told them that they could climb locked gates with "NO
TRESPASSING" signs on them.
I was told they are hired to do this in three months, she was not
taking a census until next year, and it was needed to make sure that
everyone receives the census mail-out next year, 2010.
NOTE: The truth is that the U.S. Census
Bureau is doing an Address Canvassing Operation using GPS-
equipped handheld computers to GPS every front door of homes,
apartments, converted garages, homeless shelters, and anything they
believe that someone might live in, in America, so that the Bureau
can send every household a Census Questionnaire in March of 2010.
are other people we have spoken to who believe that the GPS front
doors of America may be used for MILITARY purposes and that this is
a violation of privacy. They want the exact location of your front
I called the U.S. Census Bureau in
Boise (for Idaho) 208-319-3341 and asked by what authority and law
was the U.S. Census Bureau using to GPS every front door. I was told
that they were allowed by some federal law and that they would get
back to me.
A friend called me and was mad
because one of these census takers was roaming around at their
garbage transfer station and trespassing. One of her employees told
the census taker to get off their land that he was trespassing. The
census taker said that there were three residences on that land. The
employee told him that no one lives out there. The owner called the
sheriff's office. I told the owner to call the U.S. Census Bureau
office in Boise to complain. When she called them she told them that
she was going to file a trespassing charge and the man at the office
said that nothing would come of it because Federal trumps State.
They sent her
Sec. 223, Title 13, U.S. Code, Chapter 7, Subtitle 2. This
explains the penalties for refusing to provide names and statistics
of occupants when asked for by a census taker. This only applies
when they are taking a census. The census will not be taken until
next year 2010. The penalty for refusing to answer questions for a
census is up to $500.00.
GPS-ing front doors is not taking a census and is not even
mentioned in the section of law they hide behind to allow them to do
Contact your State and Federal Legislators and complain about
this intrusion of America's privacy. Every front door in America is
being GPS-ed even as this e-mail is being sent out!!!
Please pray for the safety of America!!!
-----Idaho Eagle Forum
Michael Baker Jr. Inc.
Baker firm lands census GPS work.(Global Positioning System, Bureau
of the Census, Michael Baker...
December 1, 2004
The U.S. Census Bureau awarded
Shreveport, La.-based Michael Baker Jr. Inc. an estimated $10
million contract for data collection services that involve Global
Positioning System (GPS) technology.
The company, an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corp., won the
multi-year award to support the bureau's Geography Division in
updating a key geographic data system.
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GPS Address Coordinates - Press Release
2010 - Census Re-engineering
The re-engineered 2010 Census
consists of three highly integrated activities designed to
dramatically improve upon an already very good Census 2000. We will
accomplish this by taking advantage of opportunities for innovations
made possible through the expanded use of technology and the
targeting of coverage-improvement procedures that will enable the
Census Bureau to:
1. Improve the relevance of
census long-form data
2. Reduce operational risk
3. Improve the accuracy of census coverage, and
4. Contain costs.
The three integrated components
and tabulate long-form data every year throughout the decade
through a large household survey (The American Community
2. Enhance and improve our existing address lists and GIS
database (TIGER) system by bringing them into alignment with
true GPS coordinates and converting our TIGER to a COTS database
3. A program of early planning, development and testing designed
to completely restructure the management and conduct of a
short-form-only census in 2010. That will further reduce the
differential undercount measured since the 1940s without
resorting to statistical adjustment and will provide the savings
needed to support this initiative.
Adopting the ACS as the planned
replacement for the census long-form will allow the short-form-only
census to focus more directly on meeting the legally mandated
collection and issuance of the apportionment and redistricting data.
This will transfer to the ACS the responsibility to provide
estimates of detailed demographic and housing data throughout the
decade. This more timely and therefore more relevant data will
greatly enhance the information currently provided by the
once-in-a-decade long form.
An updated master address file (MAF) and
an accompanying improved TIGER database, with GPS positional
accuracy, will allow the Census Bureau to maintain the inventory and
location of addresses and features. In addition, we
will greatly expand our ability to improve the accuracy and
completeness of our census GIS systems that process these data.
These MAF/TIGER enhancements are key to allowing the Census Bureau
to adopt the technology necessary to fully utilize GPS-equipped,
hand-held mobile computing devices to find, interview and update
data on persons and housing units for the short-form-only census in
2010 thereby, achieving the Census Bureau's constitutionally
mandated objectives at a greatly reduced cost.
Why would they want to GPS
your front door? How about this as a reason:
"We went into Iraq looking for a deck of cards. Weíre
just here for the bad guys - please go about your business. We
donít fight militaries any more. We donít fight nation states. We
call it interstate war when the U.S. comes in as a leader of a
coalition to take down a few bad actors. It is such an abuse of the
phrase. When I got into this business the standard was 8 to 9
minute response to Soviet nuclear launching of attack. Within a
couple of years our standard is going to be a UAV, unmanned aerial
vehicle operating on the far side of the earth.
It is going to find, recognize and kill one
person in 8-9 minutes."
Thomas Barnett, Military in the 21st Century, Page 7
assigned domestic role to "quell disturbances" under the control of
April 12, 2009