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I have been identified by the US. Department of Health and Human Services

I received a letter over a month ago from the US Department Health and Human Services (DHHS). They were very excited to announce that my household had been selected to conduct a National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Here is the letter:
(I have leaflets and other information that accompanied this )

The letter said 200,000 interviewed and the leaflet says 70,000.

It further explains that this is the Federal Governments primary source of national data on the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances.

The survey also contains questions on health and illegal behaviors and other topics associated with substance use.

According to the letter approximately 70,000 individuals, 12 years old and older, will be randomly selected and asked to voluntarily participate.

Included was the name of an organization named RTI that had been contracted to solicit this information from me. They were going to come to my house and ask me or my family members some questions. In return, they would pay each person that participated $30.00 "CASH" for their time.

Yes you heard me right, they want to send a stranger unknown to me, come to my house, sit down with my kids and ask them behavioral questions. In return, they have bribed us with $30.00 each of your money to do this. The whole idea creeps me out!


2 weeks ago I was cleaning my garage when a vehicle pulled into my driveway and a female with a company credential pinned to her chest that said RTI got out of her car and approached me. She said "Sir, may I speak to you for a moment?" I politely said "how may I help you"?

She went through a well rehearsed little script on who she was, why she was here and that the questions were completely confidential. She also said that she wanted to know how many people lived in my household, how many were children and what were their ages?

I immediately told her to please leave and that I had no interest in participating.

She then offered to pay cash for each person she spoke with and preceded her attempt to convince me how this information was extremely helpful to the Federal Government.

I again told her not to try to convince me and that I am 100% sure I did not want to participate so its time to say "goodbye" Incredibly she attempted yet another tactic on me. She said, "I know how you feel, I'm like you"....

I said, you have know idea what your talking about. You have no idea what I'm like!

She then said "I'll just put on my sheet you didn't want to talk. Then said "I'm anti-government too...

I responded and said I never told you I was ant-government and I would like you to please leave! I couldn't believe the gull of this person to come here and interrogate me in my driveway.


I then received a second letter in the mail last week. It went into the fact that someone had stopped by and that they were unable to gather the information they were sent to collect. It requested I call an 800 number whereas they would further explain the importance of the survey. Then it stated that they would be sending someone back out again soon.


This morning my doorbell rings and when I answer there is another lady at the door with the same credential as the first lady. She begins her introduction and I interrupted and said "I know who you are" As I told the first lady I did not want to participate. Then she actually leaned into my door and said " If you have any children, I can just ask them a few questions" ...

I slammed the door nearly hitting her in the face with it.

Do you find this a little odd? The persistence or shall I say " insistence" to speak with my children? or the fact that they have $2.1 million dollars in cash of your tax money at their disposal to use as bribe money?

WTF? Something is very wrong with this picture in a day of super surveillance and a looming fiscal crisis.

What do you think?


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Just say NO

And they even made up the slogan

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Redux! 2014

Came across this post from 2012. This year the CDC/WHO and a few other agencies were trying to force itself on me to do an invasive medical survey and they were so insistent I called the cops on them. Thankfully the cop sided with me. He picked up the phone and told them to stop bothering me. I kept the stuff they mailed me.. it was mind boggling.

My friend got a similar survey about her small biz, with threat of a $500 if she did not return it. More invasive questions that were said to be kept confidential, but in the part where it said who will use this info, it listed PRIVATE GROUPS, you know like special interest women's groups etc.

The gov't has NO right to collect your information and then give it to private groups. Needless to say they were left leaning activist groups.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Had the same thing happen here in Ohio

Several years ago we had about the exact same experience here. But at that time they were only offering $20.00 if memory serves me right. But pretty much the same smooth talking and an offer that "my neighboors had participated and I could check with them if I like.
I heard that first question about how many people live here and said hit the road. Not interested in "helping" the effort.


30.00 now to account for inflation


For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

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They'll try bribes at 40 bucks this coming next year, then.

They'll try bribes at 40 bucks this coming next year, then.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius


is out of control.

Here is the link about the survey from the RTI website:


This page has link showing all the government agencies that use the data. They PROMISE to keep it CONFIDENTIAL....right.....!

People should be alerted to the dangers of this. Spread the word in your local community. Thanks for posting!

Ann in Florida

"Confidentiality" of census information didn't stop FDR

from using it to send Japanese-Americans to concentration camps.


For sure...

Thanks for the link and info for us to see who's behind this crap

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Here is a great video...

Here is the great video on how the British get rid of nosey tv license people. Good for a laugh. I love the accent and how he tells them to "bug off" Some of these techniques should work on anyone that comes to your door.



Speak English English

you scummy git!?...

Unholy PPP

Public Private Partnerships are running this country.. and I can guarantee, they are not constitutional groups.

They have no right to collect your data and give it to private interests.

Just say NO to PPP.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

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Another company with their fingers in the world's cookie jar

RTI website: http://www.rti.org/

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

"Confidential" my ass

These scum will gather information to be used to seize your children and ruin your lives. I suggest you respond with a written notice to cease and desist. You need to push back hard against these traitors. Lay down your line in the sand now.


undermine the interviewers confidence

while your at it. Ask them about their drug use, etc. Tell them how important it is for posterity and that they shouldn't worry because you'll keep their information confidential.

Make no mistake

You can call them RTi, BFE or FTW it doesn't matter, it's still the the Federal Government and they are way out of line.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Expect to see more

Expect to see more people working for "shadow" organizations which does the dirty work for the Federal Government. They already know evrything about us from doing our taxes each year. As the economy gets worse and worse, expect to see more people doing this kind of work and believing they're actually doing a job.
The bigger government gets, the more our LIBERTIES erode.
Ron Paul 2016

Know someone who does this

I know this guy from some meetings I had seen him at in the past. One day I see him scoping out my apartment complex. I ask him what he is doing and he states he is verifying addresses and number units. Thought this was weird since he could just ask the manager. I see him again and he is really snooping around. Looking in first floor windows, standing in the stairwells and walking around the parked cars! I go to the manager and ask what this guy is doing. The manager actually gives me a copy of his ID badge. RTI it shows. So I look into RTI. Check it out people. It's a contract company doing intrusive snooping for the government. I was infuriated and told the manager this man is violating people's privacy. He would show up at all hours. Mostly after 5pm and on the weekends. I let all the people in my men's group meeting know about the guy and what he is doing. He has not been invited back. Just saw him at another group meeting. He was taking notes after the meeting was over. He makes it a point to stand off in the corner and takes a lot of notes. This guy is a self admitted communist. This is very scary and very wrong. I can't believe this is happening in my small town in Montana. Stay alert.

Sayings from Thomas Jefferson:

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acte

This happened to me with medicare...

I turned 65 this year so became eligible for medicare and at this point you have to join because of Obamacare mandate. So, I chose an Advantage plan. Shortly after, I received a survey from the Advantage plan and also from Medicare. It said it was voluntary and asked all kinds of questiona about my health. I threw them away. They were mailed to me at least two more times; I threw them away. Then one evening I received a phone call. A woman said she was calling about the survey and they needed my information to complete it and asked if this was a good time. I said no, it is not. I said I do not want to complete the survey. She sounded shocked! Like, who would not want to participate. So, she finally hung up. I cannot believe anyone would complete this survey asking about personal health. The best thing is to not go to a doctor at all; just take care of yourself and stay out of their system as long as possible.

that is incredible and scary as hell

If you really think about it, it sounds like classic intel gathering and for a women to suggest that you are "anti-government" is almost like they are targeting you. Dude I really don't want to sound like a crazy person here, but if it happened to me I would go talk to my lawyer. What the hell could a person possibly gain by telling the federal government about how often they break federal laws?

I'm in awe that this skank called you anti government!! It's almost as though she was trying to bully you. Did you get the sense that they had been briefed on your political affiliations or do you think she was just an idiot blurting out the first thing that came to her mind?

Its a survey to make

Its a survey to make obamacare more efficient. And they want to eat your children.

Southern Agrarian

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"And they want to eat your children."

"And they want to eat your children."

Nah. That would be counter-productive.

They just want the names of the kids, of the public school they attend, and of which teachers and administrator** are in charge to brainwash them.

For them kids to serve THE STATE, later on.

** who's to bribe some more at the next State + Dept. of Education budget

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

My Hat is Off

I am very proud of you for standing up to them. But beware, your phone won't stop ringing until they get their information. Just keep doing what you are doing and don't answer the phone. GOOD JOB!

Joined the Liberty Movement in Anchorage, Alaska, 1977. Ron Paul supporter since 1983.
In Liberty from the Pacific Northwest.

don't open the door for them



....everything and I mean EVERYTHING you tell your doctor now goes to the DHHS under HIPAA.

You probably told him something that flagged you. Now, you are going to have to lie to your own doctor or tell him that you'll only tell him if he doesn't enter it into your records.

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If they come by, our reply will be along these lines :

If they come by, our reply will be along these lines :

"Hi, what's up ?


Survey did you say ? We're only law abiding here, and we're not willing to participate in this, thank you !

Goodbye !"

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

This happened to me

except it was with the census. I was a household selected for 'additional' questions. I did not send in the form. And when the guy showed up and my house, I told him nicely to leave and never comeback. He told me that this was really important and that my answers would help my community get their fair share from the Federal Government. When he said that I about lost it. He came back when I was at work a bugged my wife. I promptly called his supervisor and complained, they apologized and repeated it was not their policy to come back after they had been told to leave and that we did not want to participate. I don't believe them.

This is only going to get worse.

"Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics." -Thomas Jefferson


I'm serious! I got a letter that there were going to be random health questionnaires and that my town was selected to participate for the national study. It was right about the time of the "should I fill out my Census forms?" Remember that whole scene? And that is what I thought it was all about.

A lady stopped by the house. Very nice with a slight VA twang to her voice (I worked with a lot of people in VA and noticed it.) She insisted that I should participate in the random study because my household would get $100.

I nicely told her that I wasn't interested. She persisted. I said, "Look, that house across the street. They might be interested. The buzz around the neighborhood is that they may be having money issues and they might really appreciate $100."

She said AND I QUOTE BECAUSE I WILL NEVER FORGET IT, "No its says I have to get the person at the yellow house on the left. OK would you please answer some questions?" I asked how she got that information. She said that they have a person drive around and create a list of Random addresses. Which they then distribute to the outreach person (her).

I was outside working in the yard and I couldn't close a door on her. She started to just ask me questions. I told her, "Look I'm really not interested." She asked for like the third time, "well are there children at this house" I hedged again just as my mom drove up to drop off the kids who ran out of the car to hug me. She jotted that down. I told her that I had to deal with the kids - would she just Please Leave.

SO I looked up the organization she worked for. Yes it was legit via the Centers of Disease Control. HOWEVER being a Ron Paul person I researched further. It appeared that the study in my state was actually funded via a circuitous route THROUGH THE UN!!!

that was sickening

to hear.