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  • Outbox vs. USPS: How the Post Office Killed Digital Mail

    12/07/2015 9:05:29 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    InsideSources ^ | April 28, 2014 | Derek Khanna
    Evan Baehr and Will Davis, were summoned to Washington for a meeting with the Postmaster General. Evan and Will wondered what it could be, "They must have seen the recent coverage in CNBC, maybe they'll help our company expand?" Or, "maybe they wanted the traditional photo opportunity and positive media buzz that political actors care so much about. Surely their company made the Post Office look good, right?" But when the Postmaster General came out to meet them, the stark reality became clear, they weren't interested in a photo-op.As Evan and Will describe it: "This 30-minute meeting was the end...
  • Fresno Mail Carrier Fired For Throwing Away Mail About Obamacare

    10/11/2013 10:08:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    KMPH ^ | 10/11/2013 | Erika Cervantes
    FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) - A Fresno mail carrier has been fired for throwing away mail. The United States Postal Service says the mailman admitted he threw away letters about "Obamacare." People who live at a Central Fresno apartment complex snapped pictures of the inside of the dumpster filled with mail about "Obamacare". Witnesses say the mail was dumped in the garbage by their mailman. "He just kept glancing over his shoulder over and over again. It was like he knew what he was doing was wrong," said witness Jerry Dills. Dills says he brought the mail that he found in...
  • Poor treatment of Members by the NRA

    07/20/2013 7:24:25 AM PDT · by CPONav · 50 replies
    Since I joined the NRA, I seem to have become a magnet for junk mail, phone calls and unwanted products in the mail. I have had it with them. Here is my third letter to them. This is my third email to the NRA staff and I am tired of being polite. Since I joined the NRA in January of 2013, I have been hounded with unsolicited email, mail, and phone calls regarding everything from gun rights to mail order brides and I am absolutely sick of it. I joined the NRA as a gun owner and enthusiast, a taxpayer...
  • Some advice about George Clooney [junk email from Obama]

    04/24/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    obama spam | 04/24/2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw
    [Name Deleted to Protect the Patriot]-- I have some advice for the two people who will be selected to go to a party for the President at George Clooney's house: Choose your guest wisely. Whoever you pick to join you is going to owe you big time. Think about it -- and chip in $3 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered: [donation link deleted.... :-] - Ann Marie Ann Marie Habershaw Chief Operating Officer Obama for America P.S. -- Regarding your airfare and hotel, we've got it covered. Just get your name in the mix today.
  • Senator Harry Reid and his call for junk mail.

    04/20/2012 12:29:37 PM PDT · by matelp · 4 replies
    Fox News | 4/20/2012 | matelp
    Senator Harry Reid stated that seniors need junk mail to keep in touch with the outside world.
  • Don't give any DNC/Obama site your email address

    06/23/2011 10:58:54 AM PDT · by cableguymn · 31 replies
    6/23/11 | Myself
    In a moment of insanity I registered to win a dinner with Obama thinking I might actually win... (please forgive me) I know for a fact I checked off that I did not want any e-mails sent to me. I have got them now from 5 different white house/Obama/Michelle sources. The whitehut is violating anti-spam laws. go figure.
  • Time to Donate to Candidates, But How? (Vanity)

    09/10/2010 7:33:31 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 9 replies
    Stayathomemom | 9/10/10 | Stayathomemom
    My husband wants to legally donate to candidates before the election but wishes to stay off mailing lists. (We have managed to get on about 100 by donating during previous election cycles.) He was wondering about sending cash in amounts less than $200 in an envelope with no return address. I apologize for this vanity, but my husband really wanted input from others on this topic.
  • How Do You Handle Political Junk Mail? (Vanity)

    07/17/2010 12:42:31 PM PDT · by stayathomemom · 33 replies
    Stayathomemom's husband | 7/17/10 | Stayathomemom
    In the last 3 months I have received about 300 pieces of mail from 88 sources, all political causes, asking for money. This is an invasion of my privacy. How do I make these go away? This is angering as I wish to support conservative causes, but these incessant requests are irritating the hell out of me. I will choose when and where I give. Letters and calls do no good. I thought of getting a P.O Box #, changing a credit card address to the P.O. Box, and sending change of address letters to these 88 in the hopes...
  • Junk mail quickly fills senior's home

    07/15/2010 3:40:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies
    upi ^ | July 15, 2010
    FORT WORTH, Texas- A Texas woman said her father receives so much junk mail that his house is full of letters and on a recent day he received 96 pieces of mail. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the Fort Worth woman and her 81-year-old father, whose names were not released by the newspaper, said the man's house is littered with junk mail, including a 3 1/2-foot pile of letters on his breakfast table. The woman said her father, who received 96 pieces of junk mail Monday alone, gives about $2,500 a year to various charities and began receiving junk mail...
  • How to Stop USPS Junk Mail

    05/17/2010 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 37 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | not specified | Shelly Schumacher
    How to Stop USPS Junk Mail By Shelly Schumacher, eHow Contributing Writer The average American receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year. Not only does junk mail clog up our mailboxes, it also wreaks havoc on the environment. Nearly half of the junk mail received annually (44 percent) ends up in a landfill. In addition, nearly $320 million in local tax money is used to dispose of junk mail, and more than 100 million trees are used to create pulpwood for paper products. While the United States Postal Service does not have a one-stop method for reducing junk mail,...
  • British Man Enraged by Junk Mail Addressed to 'Mr. Illegal Immigrant'

    03/19/2010 1:25:58 PM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 12 replies · 592+ views
    A British man who received a letter from U.K. cable giant Virgin Media addressing him as "Mr. Illegal Immigrant" is furious with the company's handling of the ordeal, it was reported Friday. Aaron Needham, 24, says he felt offended after receiving what appeared to be an official company letter at his home in Nottingham, central England. The letter, which included a brochure advertising the company's cable TV and telephone packages, was addressed to "Mr. Illegal Immigrant" and started with "Dear Mr. Immigrant."
  • (Email BARF!) Let's visualize what's right with the world

    01/07/2010 11:54:09 AM PST · by thefactor · 23 replies · 579+ views
    email | Unk. | Robert Watson
    Hi friends, I am always being asked to grade Obama's presidency. In place of offering him a grade, I put together a list of his accomplishments thus far. I think you would agree that it is very impressive.His first six months have been even more active than FDRs or LBJs the two standards for such assessments. Yet, there is little media attention given to much of what he has done. Of late, the media is focusing almost exclusively on Obama's critics, without holding them responsible for the uncivil, unconstructive tone of their disagreements or without holding the previous administration responsible...
  • Stop Junk Snail Mail

    11/30/2009 4:53:10 PM PST · by Tango Whiskey Papa · 19 replies · 602+ views
    Stop Junk Snail Mail I want to stop my daily Junk Snail Mail deluge from clogging up my US postal box (Not E-Mails). The FTC has a National Do Not Call Registry for telemarketing telephone calls but I am dubious about some of the Do Not Mail websites that I have found: 1. National Do Not Mail List; 2. The Direct Marketing Association's DMAchoice ( Anyone have a silver bullet to stop this junk snail mail?
  • FReepers! A suggestion for the Fishy Email Address

    08/07/2009 10:03:53 AM PDT · by kromike · 21 replies · 1,316+ views
    self | 08/07/2009 | self
    I heard this from a caller on a local radio station. Apologies to all if it's already been suggested. To me, the idea is brilliant in its simplicity! Simply forward ALL of your junk/spam email to
  • Mailman fails to deliver, becomes local hero

    11/22/2008 7:42:43 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 108 replies · 2,850+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/22/2008 | David Zucchino
    Overwhelmed by piles of junk mail, 'Mailman Steve' quit bringing it to the people on his North Carolina route. Customers are grateful. The Direct Marketing Assn., however, is not amused. Sick of junk mail? Pay homage, then, to overstressed, overworked mailman Steven Padgett, who has confessed to a cardinal sin among the letter carriers tribe: He failed to deliver. "Mailman Steve" -- a pudgy, kindly 58-year-old who toiled along a route in a rapidly growing neighborhood here -- was given probation in federal court this week for squirreling away at least seven years' worth of undelivered junk mail, which he...
  • Residents Angered by Group's Distribution of Korans

    07/02/2008 10:57:09 AM PDT · by bamahead · 188 replies · 192+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 2, 2008
    <p>Some Houston residents are upset after Korans were left on the doorsteps of hundreds of homes in their neighborhood as part of a campaign to educate people about Islam.</p> <p>Residents of Braes Timbers in southwest Houston began finding the holy books two weeks ago, reported. The Korans came with a note saying they had been left by the Book of Signs Foundation, which claims to have distributed 30,000 free copies of the texts to residents throughout the city.</p>
  • [vanity] TIME Magazine junk mail.

    06/06/2008 12:33:43 PM PDT · by M203M4 · 17 replies · 67+ views
    Free Republic Special ^ | June 6, 2008 | M203M4
    Every few weeks, TIME Magazine sends me another offer to subscribe to their communist garbage. See, I received a gift membership from a relative for Christmas a few years ago and did not renew (duh). These guys do not relent. In the envelope is the offer letter, a glossy bookmark, and a sheet describing my "free" gift if I subscribe (the same piece of garbage alarm/radio which I received with my gift membership). Oh, and a postage-paid return envelope. I just tossed them all until I saw this cover one day while at the grocery store: I have a feeling...
  • How to get some of that junk out of the mail

    01/13/2008 1:51:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 97+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Sunday, January 13, 2008.
    The average American's mail every year contains about 40 pounds of unsolicited advertisements and promotional material: pre-approved credit-card offers, home refinancing offers, oil-change coupons, mail-order meat catalogs. The Post Office delivers 17.8 tons of bulk mail each year nationally, but 44 percent of the material goes into the trash unopened and only 2 percent is responded to, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says. People can take steps to stop, or at least slow, the flow of junk mail into their mail boxes, though the methods are sometimes cumbersome: direct mail firms and credit companies have established Web sites where people...
  • Ending Junk Mail

    11/13/2007 3:53:03 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 9 replies · 177+ views
    A free service that lets you easily remove yourself from junk mail lists and stop getting unwanted catalogs.
  • Mail keeps coming to former World Trade Center

    12/03/2006 2:06:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 901+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 2, 2006 | Meghan Barr
    NEW YORK (AP) It's the kind of holiday mail that might have been tossed aside, discarded like any other piece of junk mail: a special gift offer for a facial at a local spa. Only the address on the letter no longer exists. And the woman the letter is addressed to died more than five years ago in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Hundreds of pieces of mail destined for the former World Trade Center still arrive every day at a post office facing ground zero the relics of the unfinished lives of Sept. 11 victims. Telephone...
  • Junk mail postman 'still in job' (faces discipline because he told how to AVOID junk mail)

    09/03/2006 11:16:12 AM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies · 930+ views
    The BBC ^ | September 1, 2006
    Junk mail postman 'still in job'   Roger Annies advised people how to reduce their junk mail A postman suspended for telling people how to stop receiving junk mail says he remains a Royal Mail employee, but will know if he is to be sacked in a week. Roger Annies, 45, attended a disciplinary hearing after circulating his own leaflet on his round in Barry, south Wales, about unsolicited mail. Royal Mail said their "door to door" service was vital to its business and keeping costs to customers down. Some residents in Barry said they may start a petition...
  • I'd Like To Share This With You

    03/31/2006 8:49:13 AM PST · by Vision · 14 replies · 337+ views
    The Secret ^ | 3/31/06
    Guys, I've stumbled upon a DVD that I'd like to show you. I'm into motivational speakers like Bob Proctor and achieving everything I want in life. This movie is a little liberal, dramatic, and slightly paranoid. However its message is one I've been into for a while, and have never seen it presented so clearly and powerful. "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." -- Matthew 7:7 --
  • [SCOTUS] Justices Allow Postal Customers to Sue [woman tripped over mail left on her porch in 2001]

    02/24/2006 7:15:06 AM PST · by bwteim · 46 replies · 802+ views
    Forbes [Associated Press Story] ^ | February 22, 2006 | Gina Holland
    [SCOTUS] Justices Allow Postal Customers to Sue By Gina Holland, February 22, 2006 Associated Press The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Postal Service can be sued by a woman who tripped over mail left on her porch. The 7-1 decision revived a Pennsylvania woman's claim that she was entitled to damages after suffering wrist and back injuries during the 2001 fall at her home in suburban Philadelphia. The letters, packages and periodicals were put on Barbara Dolan's porch instead of in her mailbox. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority, dismissed government concerns of costly litigation. "The government...

    01/14/2006 11:36:08 AM PST · by John Robertson · 16 replies · 393+ views
    ebay ^ | January 14, 2006 | irishfanforever
    "You are bidding on the exclusive license to send this letter to any or all of the contacts in any or all of your email address books, any number of times. This license is unlimited, and also includes all rights in all markets and media. Copyright will be transferred to the successful bidder. "As we all know, if you forward any “pass along” email to people in your address book, then they pass it on to people in theirs, within 36 hours it reaches everyone in the world. Then it starts over. Most people are terminally sick of this trash...
  • Don't mess with (or fax) an angry librarian

    10/22/2005 1:14:14 PM PDT · by The Brush · 38 replies · 1,942+ views
    Wizbang ^ | 10-14-2005 | Kevin Aylward
    Over the course of the last few months I have received unsolicited facsimile transmissions from one particular fax blaster. The number for removal and the number to fax back the advertisements for health insurance, mortgages, hot leads, selling my business and so on is also in my area code. The telephone number is not serviced by the local exchange carrier (Verizon) but a competing local exchange carrier (CLEC) After the first fax on August 7th I called the ‘removal’ number on the fax but it was busy. I tried about six times but it was always busy. I used
  • "Yuko's Oil", I'm invited to make a lot of money or Nigeria Moves North -VANITY-

    08/05/2005 5:44:55 AM PDT · by Kozak · 12 replies · 647+ views
    Subject: Yukos Oil. From: "Mr. Alexei Zakharenko" Date: Thu, August 4, 2005 4:10 pm Priority: Normal Options: View Full Header | View Printable Version Dear friend, I am Mr. Alexei Zakharenko a personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky the Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with it’s Branches all over the world) SOURCE OF FUNDS:I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100.5M, which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 4%...
  • Do-it-yourself: Stop junk mail, email and phone calls

    05/29/2005 4:15:24 PM PDT · by ddtorque · 43 replies · 1,888+ views
    AOL (America On-Line): You could pave the nation with the free discs these people send out, call 1-800-605-4297 (24 hours a day) to get off the list. Tell them your first name is "current", last name "resident". Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes: You can get the Clearinghouse to stop clogging your mailbox by contacting customer service at 1-800-645-9242 (8:30 am to 8:30 EST), sending a fax to 1-800-453-0272, mailing to 101 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050, or you can send email to PCH will remove any number of names from a specific address, but you have to list each name...
  • Time To Charge For Email (Junk Mail Broke My Inbox Virtual Fork Lift)

    05/20/2005 11:40:27 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 128 replies · 3,738+ views ^ | May 20, 2005 | Russell Betts
    Email is getting unreliable everywhere. The reason: Too much junk email. To deal with all the junk, internet service providers are filtering email, even ones that you want if they look like junk email to the ISP. And individual users are are unwittingly setting their junk email filters too high, not realizing that mail they want is getting blocked by their own hand. When they don't get a response to an email inquiry they send out, they write, "Why don't you respond to me?" not realizing someone had. The solution: Email service providers must start charging for email. Under this...
  • Congress is about to LEGALIZE junk faxes

    05/15/2005 5:57:41 PM PDT · by ddtorque · 18 replies · 656+ views
    Junk Fax Prevention Bill of 2005 will actually LEGALIZE junk faxes. This bill passed out of committee on April 14, 2005 and now goes to the Senate floor for a vote which can happen at any time. It's being positioned as just "restoring" the status quo when in reality the EBR exemption is totally new. Please call both your Senators to object to this bill immediately (instructions on the link).
  • Guess Who WANTS Junk Mail?

    02/02/2005 11:49:14 AM PST · by srm913 · 11 replies · 637+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2005
    Guess Who WANTS Junk Mail? Feb. 2, 2005 - Some Americans might think of junk mail as cruel and unusual punishment, but a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that prison officials may not stop bulk mail and catalogs from reaching prisoners. The case stems from a lawsuit against Washington state's Department of Corrections, which had barred its inmates from receiving such mailed materials. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling and rejected arguments that banning bulk mail makes it easier to run a prison and reduces the risk of fire. "Publishers have a First...
  • U.S. Spews More Spam Than Any Other Country

    12/30/2004 11:59:43 AM PST · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 545+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | Dec. 27, 2004
    The United States was the 800-pound spam-spewing gorilla throughout 2004, a spot it held from wire to wire throughout the year, an anti-virus firm announced Monday. According to researchers at U.K.-headquartered Sophos, the U.S. accounted for 42.1 percent of the world's spam, more than three times the next-guiltiest nation, South Korea, which launched 13.4 percent of the globe's junk mail. China, Canada, and Brazil rounded out the top five. "When we first reported on the top spamming countries back in February 2004, the U.S. had the excuse that the CAN-SPAM Act had been in existence for a couple of months,"...
  • Like Garbo, Americans want to be left alone

    10/15/2003 4:43:30 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 5 replies · 220+ views
    McPaper (USA Today) ^ | October 15, 2003 | Bruce Horovitz
    Dave Barry is a very funny man. Except when he gets junk phone calls. Then, the syndicated columnist becomes a very angry man. So angry, in fact, that he has twice published the phone number of a powerful telemarketing lobby, the American Teleservices Association, in his weekly humor column. His advice to readers: "Tell them what you think." Did they ever. So many angry calls came in after that the ATA shut down the number. Last Sunday, he gave out their new one. It's no wonder the group was bombarded. Consumers are fed up with the increasingly audacious gang of...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-15-03....Junk Mail Blues

    10/15/2003 1:51:23 AM PDT · by dansangel · 183 replies · 821+ views
    dansangel | 10-15-03 | dansangel
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • The ant and the grasshopper

    06/03/2003 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Believer 1 · 16 replies · 443+ views
    Unknown | 06/01/03 | Jim Sparkman
    Posted by Jim Sparkman Sunday, June 01, 2003 ChronWatch received this item by anonymous e-mail. We thought it good enough to post, even though we don't know the origin. If anyone knows the proper credits, we'll gladly add them. Subject: The Ant and the Grasshopper CLASSIC VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so...
  • The most annoying spam of 2002

    01/24/2003 1:21:35 AM PST · by MadIvan · 40 replies · 417+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 24, 2003 | BBC News
    Every person on the net has one thing in common. They all hate spam. E-mails offering Viagra via the net Anyone who has an e-mail account will have received these unsolicited commercial messages that offer you things you do not want, at prices you will not pay, from companies you will never call. 2002 was a bumper year for these messages and now 30% of all mail flying around the net is thought to be spam. Filtering firm Surf Control has compiled a list of the top 10 most annoying spam messages sent across the net in the last 12...
  • Poll. Was it fair for anti-spam groups to have tons of junk mail sent to the home of Spam King?

    12/07/2002 2:37:42 PM PST · by BJungNan · 55 replies · 209+ views
    gogov ^ | December 6 2002
    Was it fair for anti-spam groups to arrange for tons of junk mail to be sent to the home of Spam King Alan Ralsky? - No, that was not fair. I think I'll send him a letter of support. 23% - Yes. Turn about is fair play. Serves him right! 44% - I don't know. Maybe I will send him a letter and see what he thinks. 33% Poll Link Here
  • 'Spam' Said Likely to Get Worse

    11/30/2002 10:39:38 AM PST · by Willie Green · 26 replies · 221+ views
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, November 30, 2002 | Reshma Kapadia
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sick of being inundated with get-rich-quick schemes and Viagra ads in your e-mail? Well, get used to it because, despite concerted efforts to fight it, "spam" is expected to get worse before it gets better, analysts say. The average American will get more than 2,200 spam, or unsolicited bulk e-mail, messages this year and 3,600 by 2007, Jupiter Research forecasts. "It's getting easier to send spam messages. You can buy a CD-ROM with millions of e-mail addresses for next to nothing and send it out for next...
  • Defense against a disc deluge

    11/12/2002 7:52:03 AM PST · by Willie Green · 5 replies · 164+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, November 12, 2002 | Angela Watercutter -- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO — Two California men rebelling against a sea of America Online promotional compact discs have got mail like never before.</p> <p>People around the world have sent Jim McKenna and John Lieberman more than 80,000 CDs offering trial subscriptions to AOL's Internet services. They say when they collect a million, they'll go to the company's front door in Virginia to say, "You've got mail."</p>
  • AOL: Stop Sending Wasteful Metal Junk Mail

    06/20/2002 1:47:27 PM PDT · by spald · 64 replies · 879+ views ^ | June 20, 2002 | Site staff
    AOL: Stop Sending Wasteful Metal Junk Mail Center for a New American Dream America Online's aluminum junk mail is in a class all its own. The company's newest gimmick is to package its disks advertising free hours of online access in a metal box. This ''metal mail'' is a central part of the company's $3.8 billion annual ad budget and really takes a toll on our nation's energy security and on our environment. The boxes require an extremely energy-intensive manufacturing process that exacerbates climate change as well as our dependence on coal and oil. And, this junk mail is filling...