Skip to comments.U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement
Posted on 06/22/2014 4:04:58 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: a handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home.
Show all mail to supv supervisor for copying prior to going out on the street, read the card. It included Mr. Pickerings name, address and the type of mail that needed to be monitored. The word confidential was highlighted in green.
It was a bit of a shock to see it, said Mr. Pickering, who with his wife owns a small bookstore in Buffalo. More than a decade ago, he was a spokesman for the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group labeled eco-terrorists by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Every agency of government has been politicized by the current administration.
My mail has been open a time or two the last year. I imagine most of the more vocal of the FR’pers’ mail is from time to time. I’m sure they must’ve been pretty bored...lol
You can safely bet that if the 'outside' data triggers against some keyword/address list, the entire CONTENTS are photographed too.
I am sure anyone listed as part of the DHS ‘watch list’ is being monitored.
There is truly only one way to ‘fight’ this battle with the government or that small percentage of “see something say something” propaganda...
And that is to keep speaking out and speaking your mind. The more people they intimidate into silence or into “smokey backyrooms” the more embolden they become. To speak up, speak out, speak your mind en masse in our free country is the only way we can continue to secure our Right to do so.
They are successfully taking over the language of our lives with their political correctness theology. Redskins, Sterling, cake bakers, photographers, etc. all have been subjugated in the courts for their words and/or political donations.
If you are posting on FR, I’d bet my bottom dollar we are all being ‘watched’ online and in real life.
The KGB and the Stasi only dreamed of having the capability of performing surveillance on the people at the mass scale now routinely done by the US Gov.
But it says “Liberty” on our coins, so it must be true, right?
ELF *is* a terrorist group. ...even if not so active now.
They burned down a number of businesses, and are linked to some murders.
The NY Times only cared about this because he was with E L F.
If Rand Paul wasn’t spending all his time trying to figure out how to legalize Aliens, give voting rights to felons, and stop Republicans from implementing voter ID, he could run with this one.
...but he seems preoccupied these days.
The images are saved for 30 days. Its supposed to be for high speed processing.
Every time my ‘puter acts up, I always suspect FBI surveilance
EARTH LIBERATION FRONT or ELF is an ecco-terrorist group Since Pickering was/is a spokesman for a known terrorist group, I would expect his mail among other things to be monitored.
Which Dem was it that said the Tea Party terrorizes? I wonder if the NSA has read IRS snail mails to/from Tea Party groups.
From what I know the postal service makes a copy of the front and back of every piece of mail that comes through their distribution centers.
No wonder the Post Office loses so much money!!!
Wonder if they do the same with their own emails?
...and yet the IRS can't keep email from its own director.
At least that’s what the USPS says. The IRS says a bunch of stuff, too. The NSA ‘sometimes’ says things.
If it ever got into electronic form, the NSA will have it.
I’ve had packages carefully pried open.
Bingo: “EARTH LIBERATION FRONT or ELF is an ecco-terrorist group Since Pickering was/is a spokesman for a known terrorist group, I would expect his mail among other things to be monitored.”
electronic form —
USPS is surely not using film, thus they make digital images, and these are in electronic form.
The guy IS probably under scrutiny. I would be willing to bet that there I’d a court order somewhere too.
But as for the rest of us thinking the Post Office employees care even a little bit about what is in your mail....well, you haven’t worked at the post office.
The people inside the building don’t see any specific piece of mail along the way for anything more than a second. The people delivering the mail have neither the time or inclination to care about your coded letter from “Pappa Bear”
Then what I am saying is that the USPS may not keep the images for more than 30 days but it is a surety that it has been sent to the NSA and it has been retained. I have no doubt about that.
Your list is a little too restricted. Below are my editing suggestions:.
Tea Party or long time Republican Donor Member.
Life long active Christian involved with the local church he and his family attend on a regular basis. He and his spouse have been active a long time in the church’s governing body/bodies. Has problems with the national church’s politics and has helped to keep the local church out of liberal politics.
Honorable Discharged Vet with a sticker on his pickup truck showing his service.
Has owned SUV’s or 4 wheel drive pickups for decades. His sons follow the same pattern of vehicle ownership, and in many cases buy Dad’s vehicle or get an early inheritance.
Owns more than one legal firearm.
Is or has been a legal hunter with his legal firearms and taught his children and grandchildren how to safely hunt and to enjoy the game they harvest. Still has an active hunting license, and has belonged to Gun Clubs and ranges. Considered by those clubs/ranges, hunting buddies/family members to be a good shot and by the military branch he served under.
Clean arrest record with at the most a couple of speeding tickets. Probably had a high security clearance in his military service unlike the thugs in our outhouse today. Security clearance was based on a thorough back ground investigation of him, his wife and their families not being a person of color and rat party.
Has an excellent FICO credit rating well over 800.
Refuses to get into shouting matches with liberals, he knows or pyscho liberal strangers.
There are no liberals in his or his wife’s circle of friends. When pseudo conservatives in their group, have outed themselves in their later years as liberals. Any connections with them are over.
Doesn’t fly his American Flag made in America daily. He does fly it on specific holidays like the 4th of July, Veterans’s
Day and other honor days.
The 47 cats have gray stripes. The stairs have a loose floor board on the left side. It needs to be silenced. The greyhound will finish the race in Tulsa, with any cat without gray stripes to be avoided.
All government agencies, ISP’s, telephone service providers, delivery services, have been monitoring their customers’ use of their services. Too bad they never bothered to include that in their terms of service.
I've taken to writing FUBO! on the backs of every envelope and package I send out, have been doing that for at least 3 years now, probably longer.
Since I send alot of QSL cards (confirmation of contact for ham radio guys) out, I'm writing FUBO! on alot of envelopes that are going world-wide.
Most people know by now what it means.
Must be the final step before they lose it altogether.
"Monitored" by monitor lizards who change their colors when Dems come to power!!!
FTA: Liberation Front, a radical environmental group labeled eco-terrorists by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This guy is a terrorist, not some innocent. He belongs in jail.
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