"The Federal Government Now Requires That We Ask You The Following Personal Questions"

Tyler Durden's picture

Welcome to Obamacare in action:

"The Federal Government now requires that we ask you the following personal questions. If we fail to ask these questions, we are subject to a fine."

or visually:

h/t @Shark_wahlberg

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JR's picture

A frightening piece of disinformation.

The Master's picture

Personal questions they already know the answer to through reading our emails and monitoring our calls. This is merely for verification.

A Lunatic's picture

It's always nice to be able to put a face to the number isn't it?

AUD's picture

They just have a quick look at your Facebook page.

CoolBeans's picture

The content probably is irrelevant - but what is important:  They have no right to ask certain questions!!

I remember we had some fun with a census person.  Got it done - we gave all that was required in the basic info BUT NO MORE.  Curiously, we were tagged were a "follow-up" visit which was interesting.  The person was local so we didn't want to scare 'em too much :)  They couldn't believe how big, ast and territorial our 120 pound dog was.

Cathartes Aura's picture

p'haps somewhere embedded in the millions of pages of new "laws" created in the past decade or two, "we" have "no right" to not answer what is asked of "us". . .

that last round of census taking, where neighbours where deputised to ask personal questions of other locals, might give us all a taste of just how this is going down.

give 'em a badge & a clipboard & a title. . .

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


give 'em a badge & a clipboard & a title. . .

The clipboard is the essential item. It is a universal talisman of authority.

akak's picture

US 'american' clipboardism is the mattering thing.
One might even say the crustiest bit of it.

A Humble Man's picture

That`s a good sized puppy.  What kind is he and whats his name.

Joebloinvestor's picture

I resent the question that qualifies what race one is when buying a gun.


That one really galls me.

Dan The Man's picture

specifics please


espirit's picture

Foreign nationals entering the country must declare whether their previous meals contained any Pacific seafood.

Now that the TSA's X-ray machines are being removed...

(Don't want to panic the sheeples)

diogeneslaertius's picture

we paid for the machines already

and we acquiesced to dog training, chertoff and co. already cashed the check so yeah, pull em


hey wait let me zap fry this pop tart first b4 u unplug it lol

Just Ice's picture

"Now that the TSA's X-ray machines are being removed"

Can the machines take the TSA with them?

Composter's picture

One of the American government's laws is that companies that receive requests that they participate in sanctions on Israeli Apartheid, e.g. requests that they participate in the Boycott-Divest-Sanctions campaign concerning Israel - those companies have to report the requests to the US government.

For example, Dear Zero Hedge, please join me in boycotting all Palram roofing material products. Palram is an Iraeli company that makes those Ruffles-potato-chip looking plastic roofing panels, and building accessories.


Picture of one of their products -

If you go to Home Depot, you will see Palram roofing products all over the place.

OK, now, according to US Law, Zero Hedge now has to report this post to the US Commerce or Justice Department, or be subject to a $4000+ fine for not reporting it.

Not to stir up sh.t, but that is how ridiculous US laws have gotten.  They do not serve the interests of US citizens - they serve the interests of Israel.

I could ask Zero Hedge to boycott Chinese products like melamine infused canned oranges.  That request does not need to be reported.

So our tax dollars pay for some schlemiel to run around on US gov. salary tallying up lists, which according to law should now be updated to list this specific post by this specific author.

Hello Zero Hedge, could you keep us updated ?  Now I'm curious if there is any follow-up.  If Zero Hedge obeys the law and reports this post, does the US gov. request Zero Hedge server logs so they can get my IP number ?

RSBriggs's picture

You would do well to remember that the Zerohedge website is owned by ABC, and the American Propaganda, erm,  media companies do not subject themselves to laws like the rest of us.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

You would do well to remember, for the sake of accuracy, that many distinct and unrelated entites with the moniker ABC exist in the world.

Conflation: learn to recognize it.

Shylockracy's picture

Excellent point.

The fact that ZH's servers sit in Switzerland and ABC Media is registered in Sofia, Bulgaria, might give hope that they do not have to comply with Israeli, I mean, American regulations.

A military theocracy based on apartheid, colonization, land and water theft and the indiscriminate murdering of civilians under ilegal military occupation could not exist unless it had metastized to every single center of power of the west.

Too bad we all have increasingly to live like Gazans so that the Zio-entity may realize its dirty deeds. But i digress.

Since you forgot to list  the Boycott, divestment and sanctions movement's site on your post, here's the link:





Cathartes Aura's picture

from your link,

Party’s over for Perry Farrell: Lollapalooza Israel collapses as artists said to stay away



if anyone's interested, the bar code prefix for Israel products is: 729

and for those reading over my shoulder, purely business, nothing personal.

phyuckyiu's picture

Why am I not surprised to learn that one of my hero debauched bands from when I was younger has a lead singer named Peretz Bernstein, not Perry Farrell. I don't want to derail the thread so let's not comment on this any further. Thanks for the link.

New World Chaos's picture

Since Divide and Conquer has worked so well against us, I wonder if it would work against the system. 

Here's a thought:  Get a list of Israeli security systems, get a list of evil companies (preferrably banks), and send boycott requests to the companies.  Each company gets a separate boycott request for each security system.  BCC individuals in the agency in charge of enforcing these fines.  I'm sure the government has plenty of low-level flunkies who have personal reasons to hate banks, Wall St, etc., and would like to harass them with bullshit fines.  Get different tentacles of the Beast to fight each other.  Maybe the companies will report, probably they won't, either way the system will spend real resources spinning off demoralizing paper-shuffling vortices to nowhere.

Terminus C's picture

The fines aren't for the banks... they are for you.

q99x2's picture

Get your health coverage in Cuba. F Obamacare.

100pcDredge's picture

Aha.... ok. No Further Questions, Your Honor.

OOONONO's picture

And it begins ... Remember this day ...

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

I like your avatar. I have a copy of that picture somewhere with the legend "Winner of the 'It's not my Job Award' - PennDOT'".

CPL's picture

4 more years starts today as a matter of fact....or it might be a little longer.

HardlyZero's picture

This time next year 50% of private medicine will have dried up and gone HMO or directly Government backed. 

CPL's picture

Let's hope for complications when vanity comes calling then.

A Lunatic's picture

The swearing in of Socialist cock-suckers heard 'round the world.............

suteibu's picture

But, does federal law require them to be answered?


suteibu's picture

And, if so, is "Fuck you" an acceptable response?

CPL's picture

Yes but it's on file for review probably the same moment the form is entered into the system.

mkhs's picture

Then it will just confirm my hedge posts.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

suteibu asked:

But, does federal law require them to be answered?

And, if so, is "Fuck you" an acceptable response?

That response is perfectly acceptable. Its code, as entered into the database system, is 27B-6.

FeralSerf's picture

DK/DTS (= Don't Know or Declines To State) is an appropriate response.

insanelysane's picture

Complete INSANITY as the exact same government is sueing Arizona for asking people if they are citizens!!!

tnquake's picture

Does it hang left or right?

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Should have in parenthesis (Psst, it's okay if you lie. We do and so does the Federal Government).

F. Bastiat's picture

With the 17th amendment in place, there is no such thing as a "Federal" government. There is a "national" government, at best, or a "central" government, at worst.

thedrickster's picture

More recently, it's baby boomer scum and their civil rights era nostalgia.

Federalism = raysuss.

surf0766's picture

Hell right ! Toooooooooooo many trips for those assholes. They know what is best for you.

Atomizer's picture

Looks like are Federal Government is painted into a corner. The colors of fear are reflecting on their backs. :p

A Lunatic's picture

One year on my tax forms, on the line asking for my occupation, I wrote "None of your fucking business assholes". It was so liberating that it is now my standard response to intrusive inquiries regarding my private affairs........

CunnyFunt's picture

The question is, are we subject to a fine if we refuse to answer the questions?