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Topic # 151326 21-Aug-2014 14:45
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10407436/Not-filling-out-census-forms-proves-costly

 


Good for Stats NZ for showing they truly do expect people to fill these out. 

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  Reply # 1112897 21-Aug-2014 15:25
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Excellent

"Having reliable population data helps with planning and building the infrastructure that communities need to succeed, and this benefits everyone."

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  Reply # 1112974 21-Aug-2014 17:08
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Of course. How will they know how many Jedi Warriors there are if we do not tell them?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1112987 21-Aug-2014 17:30
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Geektastic: Of course. How will they know how many Jedi Warriors there are if we do not tell them?


I would be most interested to know how NZ accommodates said individuals?

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  Reply # 1113000 21-Aug-2014 17:44
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They are extinct

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  Reply # 1113188 21-Aug-2014 23:05
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You can find out all about the world's Jedi Knights and their census appearances around the world here





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Hope it didn't cost tax payers more in legal fees, than the amount they will end up recovering. Some will probably pay it off at a few dollars a week. 

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The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.




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  Reply # 1113311 22-Aug-2014 09:50
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KiwiNZ: The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.


Because we are not all blessed with compliant personalities....







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mattwnz: Hope it didn't cost tax payers more in legal fees, than the amount they will end up recovering. Some will probably pay it off at a few dollars a week. 


Sometimes you need to send a message, and sometimes that costs more money, but the article says they looked at likelyhood of recovery before deciding to prosecute. 

Too many people in NZ shirk their responsibilities, it's time we take a F.I.F.O attitude to those who do. (Urban Dictionary)

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Geektastic:
KiwiNZ: The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.


Because we are not all blessed with compliant personalities....


Yet people want hospitals, schools, emergency services, care for elderly etc etc in the correct locations where they are needed most




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  Reply # 1113337 22-Aug-2014 10:31
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Geektastic:
KiwiNZ: The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.


Because we are not all blessed with compliant personalities....


Well, it's not an optional thing, so those who don't want to comply are welcome to find themselves a country where such compliance isn't required. I hear Thailand is nice this time of year!

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networkn:
Geektastic:
KiwiNZ: The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.


Because we are not all blessed with compliant personalities....


Well, it's not an optional thing, so those who don't want to comply are welcome to find themselves a country where such compliance isn't required. I hear Thailand is nice this time of year!


Anything is optional with adequate funds , more or less.







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Geektastic:
networkn:
Geektastic:
KiwiNZ: The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.


Because we are not all blessed with compliant personalities....


Well, it's not an optional thing, so those who don't want to comply are welcome to find themselves a country where such compliance isn't required. I hear Thailand is nice this time of year!


Anything is optional with adequate funds , more or less.


Isn't that commonly referred to among the intelligent, as stupidity taxation?


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networkn:
Geektastic:
networkn:
Geektastic:
KiwiNZ: The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.


Because we are not all blessed with compliant personalities....


Well, it's not an optional thing, so those who don't want to comply are welcome to find themselves a country where such compliance isn't required. I hear Thailand is nice this time of year!


Anything is optional with adequate funds , more or less.


Isn't that commonly referred to among the intelligent, as stupidity taxation?



Seems a reasonable description.

Censuses are a gross invasion of privacy IMV and clearly a significant minority regard them as something that you can treat with disdain (e.g. there clearly are very few ACTUAL Jedi worshippers vs the numbers claiming to be!). If you say that your house has 48 bedrooms (I have done that before) it is in my view a comment on the fact that (a) the State has no need to know how many bedrooms you have and (b) the State already knows, considering they granted Building Regulations approval and planning approval for your dwelling.

The government of nations seem to feel they have a right to impose whatever they want on us. I can imagine the response if we decided to charge them for our time in supplying them with the information they want (as they often do to us when we want  things from them!).





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  Reply # 1114151 23-Aug-2014 17:14
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KiwiNZ:
Geektastic:
KiwiNZ: The prosecutions were probably more about sending a message about the requirement to complete the census. I really don't understand why folks don't do this.


Because we are not all blessed with compliant personalities....


Yet people want hospitals, schools, emergency services, care for elderly etc etc in the correct locations where they are needed most


And why do the need to enquire about my racial background and religious views in order to achieve that.

Plus, I note some first world countries (Germany springs to mind) seem to manage all of this stuff quite well, without intrusive censuses at all.

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