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

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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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Mon, 01/21/2013 - 00:54 | 3172019 holdbuysell
Sun, 01/20/2013 - 17:11 | 3171127 JR
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A frightening piece of disinformation.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:51 | 3170822 The Master
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Personal questions they already know the answer to through reading our emails and monitoring our calls. This is merely for verification.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:56 | 3170844 A Lunatic
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It's always nice to be able to put a face to the number isn't it?

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 18:35 | 3171264 AUD
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They just have a quick look at your Facebook page.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:10 | 3170879 CoolBeans
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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.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:46 | 3171098 Cathartes Aura
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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. . .

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:56 | 3171108 TheFourthStooge-ing
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give 'em a badge & a clipboard & a title. . .

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

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 20:53 | 3171516 akak
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US 'american' clipboardism is the mattering thing.
One might even say the crustiest bit of it.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 19:08 | 3171321 A Humble Man
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That`s a good sized puppy.  What kind is he and whats his name.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:26 | 3170732 Joebloinvestor
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I resent the question that qualifies what race one is when buying a gun.


That one really galls me.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:26 | 3170733 Dan The Man
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specifics please


Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:32 | 3170757 espirit
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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)

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:34 | 3170942 diogeneslaertius
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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

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 20:30 | 3171455 Just Ice
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"Now that the TSA's X-ray machines are being removed"

Can the machines take the TSA with them?

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:07 | 3170864 Composter
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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 ?

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:35 | 3170944 diogeneslaertius
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Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:58 | 3171007 RSBriggs
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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.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:51 | 3171102 TheFourthStooge-ing
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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.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:21 | 3171053 Shylockracy
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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:





Sun, 01/20/2013 - 17:01 | 3171118 Cathartes Aura
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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.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 18:23 | 3171243 phyuckyiu
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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.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 17:35 | 3171147 New World Chaos
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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.

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 01:36 | 3172069 Terminus C
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The fines aren't for the banks... they are for you.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:26 | 3170734 q99x2
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Get your health coverage in Cuba. F Obamacare.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:26 | 3170735 Dan The Man
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ok thanks

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:27 | 3170737 100pcDredge
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Aha.... ok. No Further Questions, Your Honor.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:27 | 3170738 OOONONO
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And it begins ... Remember this day ...

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:32 | 3170756 Ralph Spoilsport
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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'".

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:34 | 3170764 CPL
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4 more years starts today as a matter of fact....or it might be a little longer.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:37 | 3170780 HardlyZero
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This time next year 50% of private medicine will have dried up and gone HMO or directly Government backed. 

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:58 | 3170845 CPL
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Let's hope for complications when vanity comes calling then.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:57 | 3170848 A Lunatic
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The swearing in of Socialist cock-suckers heard 'round the world.............

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:28 | 3170740 suteibu
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But, does federal law require them to be answered?


Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:29 | 3170749 suteibu
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And, if so, is "Fuck you" an acceptable response?

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:59 | 3170849 CPL
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Yes but it's on file for review probably the same moment the form is entered into the system.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:08 | 3171034 mkhs
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Then it will just confirm my hedge posts.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 20:14 | 3171122 TheFourthStooge-ing
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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.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:02 | 3170858 FeralSerf
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DK/DTS (= Don't Know or Declines To State) is an appropriate response.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:01 | 3171020 post turtle saver
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winner, +1

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 15:11 | 3170888 insanelysane
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Complete INSANITY as the exact same government is sueing Arizona for asking people if they are citizens!!!

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:29 | 3170742 tnquake
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Does it hang left or right?

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:29 | 3170744 Ralph Spoilsport
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Should have in parenthesis (Psst, it's okay if you lie. We do and so does the Federal Government).

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:29 | 3170745 F. Bastiat
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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.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:39 | 3170788 thedrickster
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More recently, it's baby boomer scum and their civil rights era nostalgia.

Federalism = raysuss.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:44 | 3170803 surf0766
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Hell right ! Toooooooooooo many trips for those assholes. They know what is best for you.

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:29 | 3170746 Atomizer
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Looks like are Federal Government is painted into a corner. The colors of fear are reflecting on their backs. :p

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:31 | 3170752 A Lunatic
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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........

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:32 | 3170760 CunnyFunt
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The question is, are we subject to a fine if we refuse to answer the questions?

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:43 | 3171095 mkhs
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The fifth amendment.

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