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Living people on US stamps: Who would you choose?
Yahoo Finance ^ | On Tuesday September 27, 2011, 8:31 am EDT | Hope Yen and Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press

Posted on 09/27/2011 11:30:41 AM PDT by Swordmaker

Living faces for a change on US stamps: Postal Service wants to know who you want to see

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who would you put on a stamp? Charlie Sheen? Lady Gaga? Yourself?

Hoping to boost sagging revenue, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday abandoned its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and is asking the public for suggestions.

It's a first that means living sports stars, writers, artists and other prominent -- or not-so-prominent -- people could take their places in postal history next to the likes of George Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., and Marilyn Monroe.

"This change will enable us to pay tribute to individuals for their achievements while they are still alive to enjoy the honor," said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

But it seems to be at least as much about money as admiration.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


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I smell a rat... How long will it be before we see Obama on a stamp? Next October just before the election? September? Something stinks
1 posted on 09/27/2011 11:30:43 AM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: Swordmaker
There aren't enough dead people?
2 posted on 09/27/2011 11:31:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Swordmaker

You beat me to it. I was gonna say Obama.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 11:33:21 AM PDT by bcsco (Take a Cain - and cure the Pain!)
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To: Swordmaker

Lenin,Marx and Barry in an embrace on the stamp.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 11:33:53 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: Swordmaker
How long will it be before we see Obama on a stamp?

Gee, I was recently sent an email joke about an Obama stamp. People were returning it as defective but it turns out they were just spitting on the wrong side.

5 posted on 09/27/2011 11:33:53 AM PDT by Armando Guerra
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To: Swordmaker

Typical government thinking.

A private company would have immediately realized the monetary potential of auctioning off stamp rights...

How much do you think Google CEO Eric Schmidt (or the two founders) would pay to have their faces on millions of pieces of mail every year? The USPS could erase their debt that way. But no...


6 posted on 09/27/2011 11:34:07 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Swordmaker

Of course it will leftists, maybe even Obama.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 11:34:44 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Swordmaker
I smell a rat... How long will it be before we see Obama on a stamp?


8 posted on 09/27/2011 11:35:11 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: Swordmaker

How about Rush Limbaugh on a stamp?


9 posted on 09/27/2011 11:35:24 AM PDT by Publius
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To: TonyInOhio

10 posted on 09/27/2011 11:36:02 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Living people on US stamps: Who would you choose?

I've got something better: Stamps with the flavor of whatever is pictured. Of course, I think they're all self-sticking now.
11 posted on 09/27/2011 11:36:25 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: TonyInOhio

12 posted on 09/27/2011 11:37:05 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: aruanan

I’m not going to go there.


13 posted on 09/27/2011 11:37:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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Living people on US stamps: Who would you choose?

I've got something better: Stamps with the flavor of whatever is pictured.

Or scratch and sniff stamps. The one of Barry could feature the stink of desperation.
14 posted on 09/27/2011 11:37:29 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Swordmaker

Do we have to kill them first? That might make a difference in my list of candidates.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:08 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Swordmaker

“Living people on US stamps: Who would you choose? “

Larry Sinclair


16 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:08 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Swordmaker
Hillary Clinton Commemorative Stamp

The US Postal Service has issued a recall of a stamp they created with a picture of Hillary Clinton to honor her achievements while serving as the First Lady of our nation.

The problem was discovered when claims had been made that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes, and that mail which had been sent using the "Hillary" postage was not being delivered. Senator Clinton demanded a full investigation into the allegations.

A special Postal Service Investigation team was formed and after several months and many dollars spent, made the following findings:

*The stamp was manufactured properly.
*There was nothing wrong with the adhesive.
*People were just spitting on the wrong side.

17 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:08 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Swordmaker

There is a reason that we have traditionally shunned honoring living people with ship names, stamps, etc.

All that has been changing over the last 20 years, and I don’t think that is a coincidence.

It is hard to have a cult of personality with such prohibitions.


18 posted on 09/27/2011 11:39:45 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Swordmaker

KILL UNIONS... FIRE THE FAT... GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY AND DELIVER THE MAIL!

LLS


19 posted on 09/27/2011 11:40:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Swordmaker

I wish we would go back to symbols and symbolic images on coins and stamps again.

The shield emblem on the back of the penny last year was the best design work on a U.S. coin in decades.

Go back to Lady Liberty, or the Shield of Truth, or Minerva, or any of our early images.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 11:40:49 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Swordmaker
how does featuring anything or anyone on a stamp boost revenue? That reminds me....standing in line at the post office while some numb skull tries to make up their mind what stamp they want. Jeesh, make them all the same. It's a fricken stamp.
21 posted on 09/27/2011 11:46:04 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Swordmaker

Put me on the stamp! And not just any stamp, I want these to be the old-time lick-’em, stick-’em type! And then, only allow these to be sold to liberals!

That way they can all lick my butt!


22 posted on 09/27/2011 11:46:16 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Swordmaker

Angelina Jolie.............


23 posted on 09/27/2011 11:48:09 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: TonyInOhio

Looks like lots of reporting needed to #attackwatch!!!


24 posted on 09/27/2011 11:48:09 AM PDT by Stormy_MS1
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To: Swordmaker

25 posted on 09/27/2011 11:50:01 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Swordmaker

The technology is there to allow people to upload images of themselves and to order ‘vanity stamps’. They could see them at a premium and help put some money into the Post Office coffers.


26 posted on 09/27/2011 11:51:44 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Swordmaker

The technology is there to allow people to upload images of themselves and to order ‘vanity stamps’. They could sell them at a premium and help put some money into the Post Office coffers.


27 posted on 09/27/2011 11:51:54 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

That’s a great idea. Even though I don’t use stamps that much I would upload my kids and the Yankees.


28 posted on 09/27/2011 11:53:09 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: Swordmaker

Mel Gibson


29 posted on 09/27/2011 11:54:30 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Swordmaker
Hitler demanded that stamps be issued with his likeness, as a propaganda tool. Prior to him Germany stuck with the dead and zeppelins.

I'm sure the postal monopoly would not start putting prominent Dems on stamps...

30 posted on 09/27/2011 11:54:32 AM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: Swordmaker

The FBI’s 10 most wanted.


31 posted on 09/27/2011 11:54:39 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Already been done.

http://photo.stamps.com/Store/?source=si10985886


32 posted on 09/27/2011 11:54:49 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Swordmaker
Here's a starter suggestion for a stamp:


33 posted on 09/27/2011 11:54:58 AM PDT by texson66 ("Mr Obama, tear down this wall of bureaucratic opression of freedom!")
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To: Libloather

That, is a good one.


34 posted on 09/27/2011 11:59:48 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Swordmaker

Put Rush Limbaugh on the Forever stamp.


35 posted on 09/27/2011 12:00:19 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: texson66

All living holders of the Medal of Honor


36 posted on 09/27/2011 12:00:57 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Red Badger
A famous tramp stamp stamp?


37 posted on 09/27/2011 12:02:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Swordmaker

My cousin Kevin.....no reason.


38 posted on 09/27/2011 12:07:35 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Hugin

[ Put Rush Limbaugh on the Forever stamp. ]

OMG, doing that is one of the only things that would allow the post office to become financially solvent again.

Anyone know where to buy Ronald Reagan Forever stamps, can you still buy them anymore?


39 posted on 09/27/2011 12:08:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Hugin

[ Put Rush Limbaugh on the Forever stamp. ]

OMG, doing that is one of the only things that would allow the post office to become financially solvent again.

Anyone know where to buy Ronald Reagan Forever stamps, can you still buy them anymore?


40 posted on 09/27/2011 12:08:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Swordmaker

You are spot on!


41 posted on 09/27/2011 12:10:45 PM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: Swordmaker

Steve Jobs

because it would make your day


42 posted on 09/27/2011 12:11:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Swordmaker

The LTG Russel Honore “forever” stamp:

“USPS: Stuck on Stupid.”


43 posted on 09/27/2011 12:13:07 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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Living people on US stamps: Who would you choose?

Katherine Heigl, so I could lick the back of her face ;-)

44 posted on 09/27/2011 12:14:51 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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Any current serving US soldier except for a homosexual..


45 posted on 09/27/2011 12:15:29 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: GraceG

At the post office:

https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10052&productId=10007229&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=10000003&top_category=10000003&categoryId=10000031&top=&currentPage=0&sort=&viewAll=Y&rn=CategoriesDisplay&WT.ac=10007229


46 posted on 09/27/2011 12:15:36 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Swordmaker

Do we really want to see stamps with pictures of Obama, Oprah, and Bill Clinton?


47 posted on 09/27/2011 12:16:06 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Swordmaker

Too bad they don’t actually issue food “stamps” anymore, because I’d put Obama on that.

Maybe they can print his face on the EBT card.


48 posted on 09/27/2011 12:18:00 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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Anyone who can raise enough money to substantially reduce the postal service’s deficit should be able to buy himself onto a stamp.


49 posted on 09/27/2011 12:18:48 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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USPS = Obama = Leftist/Socialist so:

Maxine Waters;
Louis Farrakhan;
Bernie Sanders;
Rev. Wright;
Ron Dellums;
at a minimum make the cut.


50 posted on 09/27/2011 12:18:56 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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