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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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Many a true word is said in jest!

You smile, but it is just a tad coincidental. Also funny how the questioner would jump to the conclusion that someone who did not wish to participate would be *anti-government* vs. it simply being no one's damn business! But those dogs, using old ladies to do their bidding, "non threatening" types. Unfortunately, it appears to be working!

In such circumstances, people would do well to recall the wisdom of Sylvester the cat. For good reason, he avoided the busybody neighbor like the plague. When his son defended that she was just a helpless little old lady, Sylvester warned (you'll have to put on the lisp yourself), "She's as helpless as a porcupine in a nudist colony."

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I say it like that because I would find it a bit funny that

they'd be so obvious. If it's true that they're going after donators of Dr.Paul, then this becomes a very serious attack. It might be that they're going after the kids because they know kids would be less likely to hold things back like adults.. one slip up and bam, they have cause to take the kids away which sends a serious message to any who might oppose them.

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Daily Paul users: be warned

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think you might have hit the nail on the head. What were the chances? This very well could be a "serious attack" to silence the liberty movement. And the truth is (as the party-neutral ptb know), the liberty movement has become a threat to *both* parties. How long are Democrats (the supposed "anti-war" party and ACLU-minded party) going to remain silent about the wars/other military engagements and the infringements on civil liberties of the NDAA? And what will it take for Republicans (supposed fiscal conservatives) to start speaking up ~ or not ~ about the national debt, for one? Yeah, it sure would send a message.


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I feel there is a tipping point coming.

Too many people have been messed with, pissed off and are becoming aware of the subterfuge.

So you're considered "anti-gov't" simply because...

...you didn't go along with their intrusiveness and nosy questioning that they have no Constitutional authority to be doing?

...nosy, intrusive questioning that expect you and others, including minors, to possibly even incriminate themselves?

Kinda creepy

I'm wondering if this is going to be widespread and directed. Time will tell.

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Quick question Dex

How old are your children? Are you anti vacines by any chance?

Loved her comment "I'm anti Government too" and your quick reply.

I agree with you 100% that you have been targeted.
What is really frightening is how many sheep will go along with this bullcrap.

Some old enough

I sat down with each of them and told them not to talk with anybody about these matters

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

Non institutionalized vs. institutionalized

"Primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older." [emphasis mine]


Next time, ask if they do any comparison surveys on legal drug use in the general U.S. institutionalized population.

Not only do they have money

Not only do they have money to pay people to take the survey, they are employing how many thousands of people to harass American citizens -- with salary and full benefits. What a productive job...

War on Liberty

Just another small skirmish in the War on Liberty.

Malicious Harassment

At what point do their actions become a harassment to you? Send them a NOTICE (look it up) with copies going to your Sheriff and lawyer. Reserve your rights on all legal documents: http://pondscienceinstitute.on-rev.com/svpwiki/tiki-index.ph...
This should bring an end to this bullying nonsense.

I have a munch going on today but will see if

I can get copies of the letters up on line a little later

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

I gave a copy of this to a census worker

and he was so shocked that he never came back:


"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Done and done:

I keep a stack of these forms next to my desk and have handed out quite a few.
Never had anyone return them though.
They sometimes return with help, but I have actually had to ask people to leave at the business end of a shot gun. Nothing pleasant about that on either side of the door.

I love my country
I am appalled by my government


Because if you are serious about the shotgun, that's good news! You didn't get sent to Guantanamo for that; good for you.

What was their reaction? Did they run to their cars, call the police, what? Did you suffer ANY repercussions from that? Does the state you live in make a difference? Like Texas or Montana?

LOVE your quote at the bottom, too by the way. Who's it by?


Very serious. Never heard another word about it. At the time, I was living in the woods in MD. where you can't see your nearest neighbor and they were pretty used to the shots that came from my place all of the time.

My sig is my own. I have travelled all over the U.S. and I sure do love the Americana. I have had experiences that you could have nowhere else. But I have always been appalled by what our government has been doing since I was a small child. It just seemed appropriate.

I love my country
I am appalled by my government

worth a bump

and a +1

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

That's awesome

What happened with the census taker?

We kept telling him that all the questions were unConstitutional

and only the number of people is what we would give.They insisted that we needed to answer all of the questions. We said we wouldn't answer any of the questions until they filled out the form. The guy stared at the Public Servant Questionnaire for about 10 minutes in his car, very perplexed. He never returned!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Technically, you can still get the $30...

As part of RTI's training, there is an online Ethics Quiz, which implies you can still be compensated even if you don't answer the questions: http://rtihrp.lunarpages.net/questions.php


Record Record Record Record. Next time take out your camera and start recording them.

Why Drugs and Such?

I wonder. And why so focused on the KIDS? Someone should try to find out what the motive is here.


The march of Tyranny!

I'd take the money and give them bogus info! After all, it's "our" money!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

This is very disturbing

Please keep us updated on this! I'd love to know if anything else happens. If someone shows up\calls again, tell them that you wish to have no further contact with the company. If they ignore that, you could probably sue them for harassment.

Very scary!

I'd be afraid to call the "authorities" for fear of the DHHS pulling rank and seeking retaliation. I think you're doing the right thing by exposing it. I would try to get this in front of as many eyes as possible. I'd start with your local media and I'm sure Alex Jones would be interested. I feel it's a good option to make it stop, prevent retaliation and wake up the masses all at the same time.

Oh, and I'm sure these volunteers are "randomly selected". Rrrriiiiiiiight.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

$30? For just a suvey?

WW II soldiers were shipped off to France to spend months in muddy trenches w/ artillery raining live rounds all about. They were paid $30 each day, until they were shipped home... dead of alive.

Seems like the survey might have been less pain & suffering.

You might consider another angle. I put useful things I don't need in basket by the front door. I offer to sell those items to any salesmen that knocks on my door. Perhaps trade.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Why do you even answer the doorbell?

I never answer my doorbell, unless I am expecting someone. Same thing goes for phone calls. I don't answer unless I know who it is and I want to talk to them.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus


1 click up for not running to answer the phone just because some random person wants a bit of your time and 1 click up for not answering your door bell for the same reason. Same reason I only carry a cell phone for emergency road service etc. all this makes me a younger curmungeon =)

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Very creepy!

I swear I thought I read about this in some fiction book...lol! now that I think about it..it could be non-fiction considering the days we live in now!! about the end times...had to do with many things but included some government agency that did stuff like this...was it "This Present Darkness" or "Piercing the Darkness"??? I think so but it's been awhile since I read them. Anyways it does seem like NWO stuff!

Fear knocked on my door and Faith answered!