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  • US Postal Service Explores Adding Bitcoin Exchanges

    02/03/2014 2:51:57 PM PST · by Errant · 22 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 3 Feb 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    While the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) successfully monopolized media attention last week with a cast of bitcoin of A-listers debating the future of US virtual currency legislation, it wasn’t the only government agency to explore the topic in a way that could impact the global community. On 29th January, the US Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) held a webinar on virtual currency attended by representatives from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and World Bank that sought to “explore the possibility” of a “potential role” for bitcoin at post offices around the globe. Topics included...
  • Price of stamps goes up this weekend

    01/25/2014 7:28:16 AM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    CNN Money ^ | jan 24, 2014 | Jennifer Liberto
    If you have letters or bills to mail, you might want to rush. Saturday is the last day when it will cost you 46 cents. Starting Sunday, you'll pay more -- 49 cents. On Sunday, the cost of mailing a post card will also go up to 34 cents, a 1-cent increase. The current rate hike brings a much-needed cash influx to the financially struggling postal service. Much of its cash problems stem from a congressional mandate to make annual $5 billion payments for future retiree health care benefits.
  • Yahoo Mail acting up, is your's?

    12/24/2013 6:17:54 AM PST · by Bender2 · 67 replies
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo!, try visiting the Yahoo! home page or look through a list of Yahoo!'s online services. Also, you may find what you're looking for if you try searching below.
  • Canada to phase out home mail delivery to cut big losses

    12/17/2013 12:41:41 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-11-13 | David Ljunggren
    Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canada's postal service will phase out urban home delivery within five years and hike the cost of postage stamps to try to stem soaring losses, the post office said on Wednesday. Canada Post, like the U.S. Postal Service, is suffering as customers switch to digital communications. In August it said it was on track to run short of cash by the middle of 2014 unless major changes were made. The government-owned corporation - which has a mandate to be self-financing - last month reported a third-quarter loss of C$109 million ($103 million) before tax and said...
  • Need link for mail to Any Soldier

    10/16/2013 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 7 replies
    Good Evening, I've got a AF JROTC Det that wants to send Christmas cards and letters to members of the Armed Forces. I've looked online but haven't had much luck (could be operator error). Would someone kindly provide a link?
  • Yahoo Mail users furious over..redesign..wiped away features..left..looking like a Gmail knockoff

    10/15/2013 12:39:02 AM PDT · by Windflier · 70 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 14 October 2013 | Michael Zennie
    Yahoo Mail users are furious after the company debuted a major resign of the popular email service that eliminated many features and, some claim, left it looking like a knock off of competitor Gmail. Observers say the 'beautiful' new look of Yahoo Mail is a product of new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer - and it has backfired. The mail service's 275million users were 'surprised' on October 8 with the redesign and tens of thousands have complained about glitches and reduced functionality. Many simply don't like the look and feel of the new product.
  • Former state Rep. Constance Howard pleads guilty to mail fraud (Chicago RAT)

    07/25/2013 2:27:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/24/13 | Ray Long
    **SNIP** She also had served on a state advisory committee aimed at eliminating the digital divide between the rich and poor. According to the plea agreement, Howard established an annual Tee Off for Technology celebrity golf outing in 2003 to raise money for a scholarship fund in her name. From 2003 to 2007, she solicited and collected about $76,700 but awarded no more than five $2,500 scholarships. Along the way, she claimed more than 50 people had received scholarships, according to the plea. The $28,000 she siphoned from the scholarship fund went to her personal and political use, including for...
  • Need Help - Yahoo Mail Settigs [Vanity]

    06/03/2013 10:27:35 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 20 replies
    6/3/13 | Self
    I am trying to set the "perisistent opt-out" option for my public Yahoo e-mail account - but cannot find the web page to do it. If you reply, PLEASE DO NOT suggest that I switch e-mail providers. I have used Yahoo Mail for over ten years and have over 1000 addresses in my address book. Many are for my blog lists, etc. So, I DO NOT want to switch e-mail providers and have to contact all these people advising of my new e-mail addy. I am looking for someone who ACTUALLY knows how to set the "persistent opt-out" function.
  • Closure of the East Texas Processing & Distribution Center

    05/31/2013 8:32:19 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 3 replies
    KLTV News Tyler / Longview TX ^ | Posted: May 21, 2013 8:10 AM CDT Updated: May 21, 2013 8:30 AM CDT | Lauren Callahan
    Hundreds of employees affected by ETX mail processing center closureTYLER, TX (KLTV) - Mail is no longer being processed directly in East Texas. We first told you back in February that the East Texas Processing and Distribution Center would be closing its doors by June 1. Mail has gradually been moving out of the center since April 1, and last Saturday, May 18, the last pieces of mail were processed here in East Texas. And the closure affects more than just your mail. I sat down recently with two postal contractors whose routes have been affected by the closure. They...
  • DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions [al-Nashiri]

    11/21/2009 8:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 420+ views - Release No. 917-09 ^ | November 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 917-09 November 20, 2009 DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions Today, prosecutors in the Office of Military Commissions announced they intend to ask the convening authority to refer new charges under the recently-enacted Military Commissions Act of 2009 against Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu al-Nashiri, in connection with the bombing of the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, in October 2000. The bombing resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and injuries to many more. This announcement follows the attorney general's determination on Nov. 13, 2009, that a military...
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
  • Mali: Timbuktu Locals Saved Some of City’s Ancient Manuscripts from Islamists

    01/30/2013 9:34:16 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    Time ^ | January 28, 2013 | Vivienne Walt
    The preservationists of Timbuktu’s centuries-old artifacts have been holding their breath for weeks, waiting for the moment when the French military would seize back Mali’s ancient northern capital from the Islamic militants who have occupied it for 10 months. At stake were the city’s most precious treasures: tens of thousands of centuries-old, priceless calligraphed manuscripts, whose fate under the jihadists’ rule was deeply uncertain. In interviews with TIME on Monday, preservationists said that in a large-scale rescue operation early last year, shortly before the militants seized control of Timbuktu, thousands of manuscripts were hauled out of the Ahmed Baba Institute...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Postal worker says leaking package from Yemen made him seriously ill

    05/13/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13/5/12
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A postal worker says a mysterious leaking package from Yemen has left him seriously ill, but the U.S. Postal Service denies the package ever existed. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, in a story printed in Sunday's Miami Herald and The Ledger of Lakeland, reported that Jeffrey A. Lill suffers from extreme fatigue, tremors, and liver and neurological problems. The symptoms are consistent with toxic exposure, problems that he said began after he handled the leaking package on Feb. 4, 2011. The center tracked down co-workers who said that they saw and smelled the package and that...
  • Snake in mail leaves post office staff rattled

    10/31/2012 1:29:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Oct 2012
    The one metre long non-venomous snake was one of four sent this week in an express parcel that arrived at the Sabie Post Office, about 300km northeast (185 miles) of Johannesburg, postal officials said on Wednesday. Once the python hit the floor, sorting room employees were out the door, Sabie Branch Manager Mthobisi Duba said. "This was the most traumatic experience ever in the post office," Duba said in a statement.
  • Election underway as 1.9 million Colorado ballots are mailed to voters (> 1/2 mailed on 10/15/12)

    10/17/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT · by catnipman · 39 replies
    KDVR Denver ^ | 10/15/2012 | Eli Stokels
    DENVER — Colorado voters could be filling out their ballots as early as Tuesday, with 1.95 million ballots now in the mail and on their way to voters across this critical swing state. Of the 3.6 million registered voters in the state, more than half of them are receiving mail ballots this week. According to Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office, 1,950,185 ballots are being mailed out Monday. Of those, 598,503 are being sent to unaffiliated voters; 673,676 are being sent to registered Republicans; and 654,129 are being mailed to registered Democrats.
  • Mail carrier accused of delivering cocaine on route

    09/14/2012 7:01:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 13, 2012 | Amy Pavuk
    A 24-year postal employee was arrested Thursday on charges he was delivering cocaine that was shipped from Puerto Rico to Orlando. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service began investigating Robert Hunt Jr. last week, when inspectors at an Orlando processing and distribution center found four parcels they suspected contained drugs.
  • Insolvent US Postal Service Loses Whopping $5.2 Billion In Third Quarter, 70% Higher Than Year Ago

    08/09/2012 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 9, 2012 | Tyler Durden
  • Yahoo Mail down again

    08/02/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 18 replies
    Third time in a week I cant access Yahoo Mail. Anyone else having this issue?
  • 10 postal workers launch hunger strike

    06/25/2012 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 25, 2012 | By Jennifer Liberto
    Ten current and former postal workers launched a more than 3-day hunger strike Monday to protest looming cuts and closures at the U.S. Postal Service. Drastic? Yes. But organizers say desperate times call for desperate measures. The hunger strikers want the Postal Service to shelve its July plans to start closing or consolidating 48 mail processing plants. By the end of 2014, when the plan to shrink the postal network is completed, 229 plants will be consolidated or closed and 28,000 jobs will be gone. They also want Congress to eliminate a mandate that has been a major financial drag...
  • Postal Service offers $15,000 buyouts to 45,000 mail handlers

    05/26/2012 8:58:50 AM PDT · by rawhide · 17 replies ^ | 5-25-12 | By James O'Toole
    The U.S. Postal Service is offering buyouts to 45,000 mail handlers, part of the struggling agency's efforts to shed staff and cut costs. The $15,000 buyouts, pro-rated for part-time staff, are available to nearly all of the Postal Service's mail handlers, excluding around 2,000 who aren't career employees Mail handlers work at post offices and mail processing centers sorting mail, transporting it within their facility and loading and unloading trucks. "The Postal Service is adjusting the size of its network to adapt to America's changing mailing trends," USPS spokesman Mark Saunders said in an email Friday. The Postal Service wants...
  • Postal Service: We need more junk mail

    03/20/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Money ^ | March 20, 2012 | By Jennifer Liberto
    The U.S. Postal Service wants small businesses to send more direct mail, a.k.a. junk mail, to help the beleaguered agency expand its revenue stream by hundreds of millions of dollars. In a campaign called "Every Door Direct Mail," the Postal Service is touting a year-old online tool to help small businesses micro-target direct mail. The Web tool allows firms to tap customers by neighborhood or zip code without names or addresses. The Postal Service reported a $5.1 billion loss for the year ended Sept. 30. The loss was caused by an ongoing decline in its core revenue driver, regular letters...
  • Missing Postal Mail Problem

    02/15/2012 11:01:30 AM PST · by ml/nj · 47 replies
    Two of the past four months I have not received my Visa bill in the mail. A week and a half ago I called Visa and they said they would send out a copy of my statement to me. It still isn't here. So today I called my local Post Office and told this story to the guy that answered the phone. "Not us," he said. When I asked him how he knew this, he asked me if I was receiving other things that were mailed to me. When I told him that I had no way of knowing who...
  • Musing on Internet Shock

    02/14/2012 2:02:51 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 4 replies
    Me | 2 /14/2012 | DGHoodini
    Between online banking, Online shopping, credit card payments, e- mail, cell phones and's been so long since I've actually sent *anything* "snail mail", that I literally had to check online to find out that the postal rate for a letter has gone up twice since the last time I sent a letter USPS. Fortunately I has a roll of 1 cebt stamps to cover the increase without having to go to the post office, but it still felt weird.
  • Postal closings’ value questioned (Oregon's mail-in-ballot system, prescriptions)

    01/01/2012 6:18:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Register Guard ^ | 12/29/11 | Saul Hubbard
    Postal closings’ value questionedDozens turn out in Springfield to air concerns about a plan to close a processing center By Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard Published: Midnight, Dec 29, 2011 First-class next-day delivery could be a thing of the past, and a letter mailed in Eugene would travel 100 miles up and down Interstate 5 to Portland before arriving at its local destination, if the U.S. Postal Service moves ahead with a proposal to close its Gateway processing center in Springfield. Where will that leave veterans and seniors who rely on mail-order medical prescriptions, small businesses who require prompt mail delivery...
  • U.S. mail: Slow and slower

    12/16/2011 3:34:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 16, 2011 | By James Bovard
    The U.S. Postal Service announced plans this month to phase out overnight delivery of first-class mail. Postal officials are portraying the decision as a painful but necessary budget-induced departure from a long history of exemplary service. In reality, the Postal Service has been intentionally slowing down first-class mail for almost 50 years. It's time to end the post office's monopoly on letter delivery. [snip] The Postal Service has gotten away with scorning its customers because it is effectively a federal crime to provide better mail service than the government. The Postal Service has a monopoly over letter delivery (with a...
  • (Vanity) Can you send Christmas trees to a soldier?

    11/18/2011 10:13:57 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    me | 11/18/11 | Hoagy62
    Had an interesting question from my father: I have a nephew stationed over in Afghanistan. My dad wants to send him a small artificial Christmas tree, lights included. Is that allowed or even possible? Any FReepers out there have any knowledge on this?
  • Post Office's Rescue Plan: Junk Mail

    10/06/2011 10:23:04 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/11 | Jennifer Levitz
    Many consumers are irked by the catalogs, credit-card pitches and other "junk mail" they receive. But the U.S. Postal Service loves it—and wants to deliver more. The agency, beset by historic losses and a plummet in first-class mail, is running promotions, easing rules and planning television and radio ads to encourage more businesses to send pitches by standard mail, the official term for bulk mailings used by marketers to prospect for customers. "What we want to do is to make standard mail more interesting for customers so we can grow the total volume," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an...

    09/20/2011 5:31:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 44 replies · 1+ views
    self | Sept 20, 2011 | swampsniper
    I make many of my small purchases from Amazon or Ebay. Over the last few months the USPS delivery time for small parcels has almost doubled.I'm about ready to pay a little more for Fedex or UPS.
  • Postal Service Facing Default, Shutdown Without Congressional Intervention (Save yourself!)

    09/05/2011 10:57:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/5/2011 | fox news
    The head of the U.S. Postal Service said in an interview that the organization will default -- perhaps as early as this winter -- unless Congress intervenes. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe's comments reflect a well-known reality that the Postal Service is in dire financial straits. The rise of email and online bill-paying has steadily eroded its profits over the years while labor costs soar. Donahoe is calling for a host of changes, including the elimination of Saturday delivery, to close a deficit projected to top $9 billion this year. But he said Congress needs to step in to help keep...
  • US Postal Service warns it could default

    08/05/2011 6:03:09 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 70 replies ^ | 8/5/11 | AFP
    The US Postal Service warned on Friday that it could default on payments it owes the federal government, just days after the US government itself narrowly averted a default. The government's mail service said it lost $3.1 billion in the period from April to June, blaming "the anemic state of the economy" and the growing popularity of electronic communications over old-fashioned letters. As a result of its mounting losses, the US Postal Service said it would not be able to make a legally required $5.5 billion payment in September to a health-benefits trust fund. "Absent substantial legislative change, the Postal...
  • USPS Posts $3.1 Billion Loss In Q3, Warns Of Default [More Stimulus Money Needed?]

    08/05/2011 9:22:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    YahooNews ^ | August 05, 2011
    USPS Posts $3.1 Billion Loss In Q3, Warns Of Default By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service posted a net loss of $3.1 billion in its third quarter and warned again it would default on payments to the federal government if Congress did not step in. Total mail volume for the quarter that ended June 30 fell to 39.8 billion pieces, a 2.6 percent drop from the same period a year earlier, as consumers turn to email and pay bills online. The mail carrier, which does not get taxpayer funds, has struggled to overhaul its business as...
  • Post Office Warns of Default; Wants Help From Congress

    08/05/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 66 replies
    Internation Business Times ^ | August 5, 2011 | IB Times Staff Reports
    The U.S. Postal Service lost $3.1 billion in the third quarter and warns it will default on payments to the federal government if Congress does not step in with help. [snip] Total mail volume for the quarter that ended June 30 fell to 39.8 million pieces, a 2.6 percent drop from the same period the previous year. [snip]Also, it is required to make an annual payment to the federal government of $5.5 billion. The postal service says high payroll and retiree costs and declining volume has put it in a severe bind. [snip] The postal service says it lost $5.7...
  • Post office looking to close (THOUSANDS of) offices to save money (only lost $8 billion)

    07/26/2011 4:55:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/11 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Post office looking to close offices to save moneyBy RANDOLPH E. SCHMID - Associated Press AP – 7 hrs ago WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service is launching a study of thousands of local post offices for possible closure in an effort to save money. The cash-strapped agency, which lost $8 billion last year, scheduled a briefing for Tuesday at which it is expected to announce the action. Most of the approximately 3,600 offices that face reviews are in rural areas, but postal official say they are looking into alternate service, such as locating offices in local businesses, town halls...
  • Remove me please from unsolicited mail and pings. Thank you.

    07/16/2011 2:15:42 AM PDT · by joseph20 · 86 replies
    Past what...who thinks
  • Stolen Mailboxes Pose ID Theft Risk To Valley Postal Customers

    07/14/2011 4:22:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | July 14, 2011 | CBS Los Angeles
    Federal officials launched an investigation on Thursday after four 200-pound mailboxes were stolen in less than a week at multiple San Fernando Valley post offices, potentially leaving postal customers vulnerable to identity theft. The mailboxes stolen from offices in Pacoima, Glendale and Burbank were bolted into a concrete slab, U.S. Postal Inspector Renee Focht told the Glendale News-Press. No suspects have been named, but the thefts appeared to be a “recent trend,” Focht said. Investigators have not confirmed if all the incidences were connected. Focht advised concerned postal customers to check their credit reports and contact their banks. All of...
  • Wanted: Contact address for Mr. Netanyahu that was posted on FR

    05/23/2011 11:12:56 AM PDT · by madison10 · 32 replies
    Self | 5/23/2011 | Madison10
    Several people posted addresses, not sure if e-mail or snail mail, for Prime Minister Netanyahu. Would like to write support. Could someone please repost? Looked through search engine, but not trusting that message will be received. Thanks.
  • Church, State, and the Postal Service: The Contentious History of Sunday Mail Delivery

    05/13/2011 7:35:28 AM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 5 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 5/12/2011 | Michael Peabody
    The delivery of mail on Sundays in the United States has a fascinating history, and most people do not know that until 1912, the Postal Service routinely delivered mail on Sundays. It was only under pressure from religious and labor organizations that the USPS gradually transitioned to the now-familiar Monday through Saturday schedule. ... Between its inception in 1775 and 1912, postal employees delivered mail seven (7) days a week. In the early 1800s, religious leaders became concerned that employees were forced to work on the “Christian Sabbath,” or Sunday, and began to petition Congress to use its Article I...
  • Savings from 5-day mail delivery overstated (Postal Service lost only $8.5 billion last year)

    03/27/2011 8:40:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies · 1+ views
    KXLF ^ | 3/25/11
    Savings from 5-day mail delivery overstatedPosted: Mar 25, 2011 4:09 PM by CBS News WASHINGTON - The Postal Service overstated its potential savings from eliminating Saturday delivery, a proposal that would slow delivery of about 1 in 4 letters, the independent Postal Regulatory Commission said Thursday. The post office lost $8.5 billion last year and is seeking ways to cut costs, including its proposal to end Saturday mail. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said that despite the report he would continue supporting the idea, which must be approved by Congress. Donahoe also announced a series of other savings Thursday that...
  • U.S. Postal Service to cut 7,500 jobs, close offices

    03/24/2011 2:26:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 105 replies
    U.S. Postal Service to cut 7,500 jobs, close offices 31 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Postal Service said on Thursday it would cut 7,500 jobs and close seven district offices and 2,000 post offices as it handles less mail and faces greater staff costs and competition from FedEx and United Parcel Service. "It's critical that we adjust our work force to match America's changing communications trends as mail volumes continue to decline," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement. In November, the Postal Service reported a net loss of $8.5 billion for fiscal year 2010, its fourth...

    03/06/2011 10:22:57 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    SELF | March 07, 2011 | swampsniper
    On the 22nd of last month I bought some camera lens filters from a seller in New Jersey. On the 25th the package was scanned in to Jacksonville Florida. It sat in Jacksonville until yesterday, 9 days!I called the local PO last Friday and got things stirred up, otherwise my filters might still be stuck in Jacksonville.
  • THREE STAFF TAKEN ILL (Russia alert - Moscow)

    02/10/2004 2:02:44 PM PST · by gdyniawitawa · 7 replies · 168+ views
    sky news ^ | Last Updated: 17:56 UK, Tuesday February 10, 2004
    THREE STAFF TAKEN ILL Police are checking one of BP's offices in Moscow after three female workers fell ill when they opened a bag of letters. Officers in the Russian capital said the employees "got sore throats, their eyes watered and one of them got red spots on her skin". A police spokesman added: "They packed the letters back in the bag and called emergency workers and chemical experts, who are now studying the letters." Russia's Emergencies Ministry said it had sent experts to BP's oil trading office. It was not clear what caused the employees to feel ill. But...
  • Postal worker arrested after delivering mail naked

    12/14/2010 12:23:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 9+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2010
    WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin postal carrier says he simply wanted to cheer up a woman on his rounds who seemed "stressed out" when he decided to deliver mail in the buff. But upon further review, the worker told police that delivering mail while completely naked probably wasn't a good idea.
  • Postal Service Reduced to Delivering it's Own Junk Mail

    11/19/2010 9:22:26 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 17 replies
    Just got my mail and it was junk mail from the Postal Service advertising for their flat rate mailers. It's so sad to see the once great U. S. Post Office reduced to this.
  • Having trouble with Yahoo Mail.

    11/15/2010 7:50:59 AM PST · by everlast · 19 replies · 1+ views
    myself | myself
    When I try to open my yahoo email contacts, it tells me 'Connection Refused.' Someone please tell me why it is doing this.
  • Red ink for post office: $8.5B lost last year

    11/12/2010 3:22:43 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 32 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Nov. 12, 2010 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Postal Service said Friday it lost $8.5 billion last year despite deep cuts of more than 100,000 jobs and other reductions in recent years. The post office had estimated it would lose $6 billion to $7 billion, but a sharp decline in mail took a toll. Increased use of the Internet and the recession, which cut advertising and other business mail, meant less money for the agency. For the year ending Sept. 30, the post office had income of $67.1 billion, down $1 billion from the previous fiscal year. Expenses totaled $70 billion, a decline of...
  • Millions Of California Vote-By-Mail Ballots Unreturned

    11/01/2010 8:05:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    CBS 13 ^ | 11/01/10
    Millions Of Calif Vote-By-Mail Ballots UnreturnedNov 1, 2010 2:00 pm US/Pacific SACRAMENTO (AP) - Millions of Californians have not yet returned their vote-by-mail ballots, and county election officials say the flood of returns expected on Tuesday could delay results in tight races. As of Monday morning, many counties had received only about half of the absentee ballots they had mailed out. More than 7.6 million absentee ballots were requested statewide for the general election. In some counties, vote-by-mail is expected to exceed in-person voting. That means a huge number of last-minute returns will not be counted on election night, and...
  • 2 pit bulls maul Minneapolis mail carrier

    07/29/2010 6:11:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 67 replies · 2+ views
    Minneapols Star and Sickle ^ | July 29, 2010 | Abby Simons
    Mail carrier Bryan Bloomquist survived a harrowing attack by two pit bulls, with help from neighbors and police who killed the dogs. The adversarial relationship between mail carriers and dogs is well-known. But as two pit bulls tore relentlessly into Bryan Bloomquist's arms and legs outside a north Minneapolis house Tuesday, the mail carrier didn't think about clichés. He thought about dying. "I had no fight left in me at that point," said Bloomquist, a 6-foot 3-inch, 300-pound Iraq war veteran said from his hospital bed Wednesday. "I thought it was over."
  • UK Daily Mail Airhead Hackette Says Palin Is An Airhead….

    07/26/2010 3:28:43 PM PDT · by sussex · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Aged ^ | 26/07/10 | the Aged P
    Paul Dacre, much feared editor of the UK Daily Mail, wanted a journalist to go to America to find out about the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. One would have hoped that this might have produced a reasonable and fairly balanced bit of reporting on two topics that have not really been treated seriously in the UK media. Unfortunately he wanted to do it on the cheap.

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...