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demoleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:26 PM
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You're number 1: Alaska village up first in census
Source: ap

NOORVIK, Alaska The U.S. Census Bureau is launching its 2010 count of the nation's residents in a remote Alaska village.

Census Bureau Director Robert Groves is flying to Noorvik in northwest Alaska on Monday to count the first household in the Inupiat Eskimo community of 650. Groves and other arriving officials are scheduled to be taken to the village school by sled dog teams driven by schoolchildren.

The first to be counted will be Clifton Jackson, a World War II veteran and the oldest resident, according to residents.

Villagers have prepared a day of festivities at the school to welcome Groves and other visiting federal, state and tribal officials. The residents plan to hold traditional dances, an Inupiat fashion show and a feast of subsistence foods including moose and caribou.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100125/ap_on_re_us/us_cens...
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RantinRavin Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:40 PM
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1. Good to know
They have solved the debt problem and now have extra money to spend on joyrides.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:48 PM
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5. How dare you post on the internet while people are dead in Haiti!
And starving in Africa!
And being oppressed in China!
etc.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:13 PM
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8. You would be FLOORED at how much it costs to contact people who don't mail back their forms
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 07:14 PM by XemaSab
Events like this that raise publicity for the census are probably more cost-effective than not.

Also, a lot of stuff gets donated. I would wager that the sled-dog teams were not paid for.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:41 PM
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2. Feast of subsistence
There's an oxymoron for you.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:08 PM
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3. They are Inupiat, not Inupiat Eskimo.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:08 PM
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6. Deleted.
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 05:09 PM by Xithras
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:53 PM
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4. Do idiots count?
Film at eleven.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:18 PM
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7. Clifton Jackson
I love it. Person #1
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