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Vanity, next time you cuss the USPS....
USPS ^ | Today | Me

Posted on 07/19/2012 8:50:15 PM PDT by MrPiper

48 hrs, 1 lb package $5 bucks.

9405509699938019982751 Priority Mail® Delivered July 19, 2012, 2:47 pm GLEN, NH 03838  Delivery Confirmation™

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility July 17, 2012, 2:19 pm DAPHNE, AL 36526 


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: usps
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51 posted on 07/19/2012 9:28:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MrPiper

Side note, my “mail girl” sometimes wears tank tops and short shorts. :-) thank you God for females......


52 posted on 07/19/2012 9:28:58 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: DManA

When you say going private, you mean they are a company in the marketplace that can issue shares and can be bought out by other corporations, including Chinese government corporations.


53 posted on 07/19/2012 9:30:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: MrPiper

My poor USPS woman has begin dragging case after case of Two If By Tea to my distant front porch this whole miserably hot summer.


54 posted on 07/19/2012 9:30:38 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: mylife

Just curious as to what you call “in the open”? Could you clarify a little better please? Is it the front yard, the porch, top of the mailbox, in front of a commune pad door, business, municipal office? Are they carrier release parcels, tracked, bulk Wal-mart samples? If you can identify the problem to your postmaster and include your desired drop point I am sure he/she will do their best to accommodate your concern.


55 posted on 07/19/2012 9:31:00 PM PDT by Kudsman (Repeal the 17th, restore the Republic.)
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To: Bronzy

At least you have delivery. I have go to the PO to get my mail. :-) Thank goodness it’s only a mile walk round trip.


56 posted on 07/19/2012 9:31:16 PM PDT by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: iowamark
When is the last time the Post Office made a profit?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/us/politics/postal-service-set-to-default-on-billions-in-health-payments.html

Thank you for finding a more up-to-date link than I did.

57 posted on 07/19/2012 9:31:55 PM PDT by Bob
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To: cableguymn

It appears that the common denominator is how trustworthy our local UPS, USPS or FEDEX is.


58 posted on 07/19/2012 9:33:03 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dfwgator

Of course. Who cares where the capital comes from.


59 posted on 07/19/2012 9:33:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: iowamark
When is the last time the Post Office made a profit?

Please advise the last time DOE, IRS, GSA, DOA, etc or ANY gov service made a profit!!!!

60 posted on 07/19/2012 9:33:38 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: brytlea

Actually I was surprised.
I went in at 830, because the last time I went (years ago) they opened at 8.
The place was locked up tight, except the PO boxes of course.
I heard noise behind a window, knocked on it and this woman says “what”. I asked where the window was so I could send a package.
She said “self service over there” and closed the window.
I’ll just use FedX or UPS next time, they have always been great and never a problem.


61 posted on 07/19/2012 9:33:45 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Bob

The postal deficit is due to Congress requiring the USPS to prefund employee health benefits for the next 75 years.


62 posted on 07/19/2012 9:34:05 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: musicman

LOL!!


63 posted on 07/19/2012 9:34:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kudsman

In the open means in common view.


64 posted on 07/19/2012 9:36:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MrPiper

It’s not a service we need the Federal Government to proved. What ever tiny market is left can be and should be serviced by private businesses.


65 posted on 07/19/2012 9:36:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Ciexyz

I did get a bowl I bought on ebay delivered broken once. It was poorly packaged by the seller, in my opinion, but it had been insured and so the USPS took it and gave me the amount of the insurance (the amount I had paid for the bowl) plus the shipping cost. I was disappointed but was out nothing, so I was satisfied. It was a fragile piece, poorly packed.


66 posted on 07/19/2012 9:37:13 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: MrPiper

I’m glad to hear that!


67 posted on 07/19/2012 9:38:04 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: mylife
"USPS just dumps stuff off in the open."

I'm lucky in that I have a great postman. If he has a package that can't fit in my mailbox, or anything with delivery confirmation, he brings it to my apartment door on the third floor. If I'm not home, he won't leave anything at my door, but will leave a slip in my locked mailbox so I can pick the stuff up at the postoffice the next day. Unfortunately he doesn't work 6 days a week. Some of the subs that have covered for him leave a lot to be desired. Just yesterday the sub had a package of my medication that wouldn't fit into my mailbox. Instead of knocking on my door to hand it to me, he shoved it in the open bin that sits below the boxes. Anybody could have taken it.

68 posted on 07/19/2012 9:38:15 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: svcw

There ya go.
They always change the rules and act snotty to me.


69 posted on 07/19/2012 9:38:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MrPiper

Fedex and UPS find me and deliver packages wonderfully. USPS has yet to deliver an overnight letter/package/anything on time. And I have lived here 25 years. When we do get a package all they do is stick a note in the box to come pick it up the next day (thus negating the “overnight” issue). They won’t come down the drive to see if we’re here.

USPS is also the only company to take an overnight letter and keep it in their offices for several weeks, then return it to the sender. We have complained to the postmaster, who does nothing. We have determined that in order to work for this particular branch reading is optional.


70 posted on 07/19/2012 9:41:01 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: MrPiper

Yes, amazing what can be done via a tax-free monopoly running an ignorable debt in the billions overseen by a board which refuses to raise rates to responsible levels.

If it were a private business the Left would have shut it down and jailed the CEO.


71 posted on 07/19/2012 9:42:25 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: MrPiper

My local USPS and UPS seem professional and diligent in their work. My local fedex workers often seem like they played 36 holes that morning and then got stoned to the begeezus belt that afternoon.


72 posted on 07/19/2012 9:44:26 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: svcw

I think our different POs around here have different hours. The Boca one has longer hours than the Delray one. But we also have several in gift shops (which are nice because most people are unaware of them so there is rarely a line). Most of the time I just use the self service for most packages as long as it will fit in the box and isn’t something that requires insurance or some special handling like going overseas etc.
I don’t think I’ve ever used FedEx myself and UPS is always more expensive when I compare, but that’s because I have to go to the UPS stores and I think they tack on extra. I occasionally use UPS if it’s something big and I need to get it out on a weekend or cannot pack it myself.


73 posted on 07/19/2012 9:44:34 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: DManA
It’s not a service we need the Federal Government to proved. What ever tiny market is left can be and should be serviced by private businesses.

Please tell that to the old couple living in BF Kansas.

USPS goes to EVERY address in the USA EVERY day, does UPS?

74 posted on 07/19/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: mass55th

My UPS guys do that.
The USPS acts like they don’t even know me.

The UPS guys have been known to show up here at like 730 in the evening because they are out making delivery’s to all the folks they know aren’t home until after 530.
They’ll tell me. We knew you wouldn’t be home till later, or we saw the truck wasn’t here so I came back later.

They adapt to me.
USPS doesn’t give a darn here and Ill be dipped if I can figure out their schedule.
Sometimes they come by at 10 am and sometimes they don’t come around until 430.


75 posted on 07/19/2012 9:45:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: posterchild
That is why their plane crashed in that movie castaway, and why that kid never got his ice skates ☺
76 posted on 07/19/2012 9:47:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: svcw

There’s no excuse for rudeness, but a post office station is a busy place in the morning. There’s a deadline to get the mail in the PO boxes, and when I worked there it was usually a close run thing. I learned to ignore the people knocking on the door before we opened because if I started opening the door, I would not be able to give the boxholders the service that they paid for.


77 posted on 07/19/2012 9:48:24 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: MrPiper

The old couple in BF Kansas (damn you for that slur) is not owed mail service. Mail service is not a civil right.


78 posted on 07/19/2012 9:49:10 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Would we need to amend the Constitution to get rid of it?


79 posted on 07/19/2012 9:49:28 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

Probably. So what?


80 posted on 07/19/2012 9:53:39 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
The old couple in BF Kansas (damn you for that slur) is not owed mail service. Mail service is not a civil right.

according to the US Constituion, it is!

81 posted on 07/19/2012 9:54:38 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

The founders understood that circumstances change. That’s why they gave us the freedom to change the Constitution. This is a perfect example of how wise they were.


82 posted on 07/19/2012 9:57:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: MrPiper

“USPS goes to EVERY address in the USA EVERY day,...”

Not really. There is no home delivery in my town. I have to go to the post office to check if I got mail.


83 posted on 07/19/2012 9:57:17 PM PDT by PoliticalArsonist
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To: MrPiper

I’ve posted my thoughts about this before. The postal service is one of the few activities that the federal government is clearly authorized to operate. I think it’s amazing that the postal people will deliver a letter from me to someone’s house on the opposite side of this continent for 45 cents. I don’t even want to guess what Fed Ex or United Parcel would charge for that service.

I’m usually pretty good at complaining about the federal government, but when it comes to the post office, I’m not complaining.


84 posted on 07/19/2012 9:58:15 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: DManA

In June 1788, the ninth state ratified the Constitution, which gave Congress the power “To establish Post Offices and post Roads” in Article I, Section 8. A year later, the Act of September 22, 1789 (1 Stat. 70), continued the Post Office and made the Postmaster General subject to the direction of the President. Four days later, President Washington appointed Samuel Osgood as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution. A population of almost four million was served by 75 Post Offices and about 2,400 miles of post roads.


85 posted on 07/19/2012 9:59:47 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

And that is an anachronism that needs to be corrected,.


86 posted on 07/19/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Tau Food
I’ve posted my thoughts about this before. The postal service is one of the few activities that the federal government is clearly authorized to operate. I think it’s amazing that the postal people will deliver a letter from me to someone’s house on the opposite side of this continent for 45 cents. I don’t even want to guess what Fed Ex or United Parcel would charge for that service.

you sir, are a scholar, not only that, but it's gaureented private, try that with email!

87 posted on 07/19/2012 10:06:06 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

If you are subsisting on a Postal pension, I’m sorry, I really really am. But you better figure out a way to survive because it is going to disappear pretty soon.

You probably hate me for telling you this but it’s the truth.


88 posted on 07/19/2012 10:08:14 PM PDT by DManA
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To: MrPiper

I ship stained glass panels. Always UPS, never a problem. Last time, I made a mistake at Office Depot and shipped it USPS. The glass arrived broken. Office Depot only handles insurance for UPS, so I filed an online claim at usps.com. One week later, I had my insurance $$$. Today, I needed to ship again and went to USPS- they earned a 2nd chance.

I think USPS is trying to have good service and since they are cheaper, I’ll go with them.


89 posted on 07/19/2012 10:09:35 PM PDT by kdot
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To: mylife

90 posted on 07/19/2012 10:14:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DManA

Then you probably need to get to work on that.


91 posted on 07/19/2012 10:17:32 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

No, it will be part of the general collapse.


92 posted on 07/19/2012 10:19:42 PM PDT by DManA
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To: MrShoop

Not true. USPS is self financing and does not use tax dollars. It never has.

It is mandated to self finance, and the reason it cannot right now is because mail volume has dropped so much with electronic messaging and transmission.


93 posted on 07/19/2012 10:20:27 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: DManA
And that is an anachronism that needs to be corrected,

Yea, along with the first and second amendment I suppose,,,...

94 posted on 07/19/2012 10:23:45 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

I support eliminating the Federal mandate to deliver mail but not eliminating the 2nd amendment.

Next canard?


95 posted on 07/19/2012 10:26:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: MrPiper

Sometimes it’s a waste of time to continue engaging.


96 posted on 07/19/2012 10:30:04 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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I will say this about UPS’s signature required delivery,
Who can sign that electric tablet PDA denoting reciept clearly?

Nobody! That’s who!
An Orangutang could forge my signature on one of those and I would have no way to prove it. LOl


97 posted on 07/19/2012 10:30:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DManA
support eliminating the Federal mandate to deliver mail but not eliminating the 2nd amendment.

what about the first, just so I know your agenda....

98 posted on 07/19/2012 10:31:31 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The postal deficit is due to Congress requiring the USPS to prefund employee health benefits for the next 75 years.


you left out the most important part..

So they can raid said fund.


99 posted on 07/19/2012 10:32:13 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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"All Certified mail is Registered, but not all Registered mail is Certified" MUahhHaahhHahh!


100 posted on 07/19/2012 10:34:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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