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  • Why the US Postal Service is Destined to Fail

    03/04/2010 7:45:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 1,069+ views
    Minyanville ^ | 03/04/2010 | Jarrod Dicker
    “Because the mail never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming. There's never a letup, it's relentless. Every day it piles up more and more, but the more you get out, the more it keeps coming. And then the bar code reader breaks. And then it's Publisher's Clearinghouse day!” -- Newman, on Seinfeld --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The mail never stops? With an estimated 10 billion “piece” volume decrease for the United States Postal Service expected in 2010, Newman may have to start applying for a new gig. Faced by overpowering competition in the private sector and feverishly amassing debt, the...

    03/02/2010 1:58:00 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 4 replies · 333+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 03/02/2010 | EJO
    Last year the U.S. Postal Service lost 3.8 billion dollars. This year they will report a 7 billion dollar loss. Postmaster General John Potter said that they are struggling financially and that they are trying to find ways to get out of the red without resorting to using taxpayer dollars. In 2 years 11 billion in taxpayer dollars was lost. Potter is expected to announce the possibility of stopping Saturday service and the raising of postal rates to help correct the problem. He did not say how many BILLIONS would be saved. This provides an open window with a perfect...
  • Atheist Group Protests Mother Teresa's Commemorative U.S. Postal Stamp

    01/29/2010 7:40:52 AM PST · by Bean74 · 22 replies · 261+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | January 29, 2010 | Colleen Raezler
    For some atheists, a person should not be honored for decades of humanitarian work if she also happens to be a professing Christian. That’s the only conclusion one can draw from the recent uproar of the Freedom From Religion Foundation over the U.S. Postal Service’s commemorative stamp featuring 1979 Nobel Prize winner Mother Teresa. “There’s this knee jerk response that everything she did was humanitarian,” griped FFRF spokeswoman Annie Laurie Gaylor, according to a Jan. 28 Fox News article. “And I think many people would differ that what she doing was to promote religion, and what she wanted to do...
  • New OIG Study Estimates USPS Has Been Overcharged for the CSRS Pension Fund by $75 Billion

    01/22/2010 6:25:02 PM PST · by Gone_Postal · 16 replies · 719+ views
    Office of inspector General ^ | 1/21/2010 | Office of inspector General
    [linkshotleft=http://www.uspsoig.gov/][b][url=http://www.uspsoig.gov/]Office of inspector General[/url]:[/b] [center][img]http://www.uspsoig.gov/images/Special-Report.jpg[/img][/center] Special Report New OIG Study Estimates USPS Has Been Overcharged for the CSRS Pension Fund by $75 Billion A study just released by the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) shows that the current system of funding the Postal Service’s Civil Service Retirement System pension responsibility is inequitable and has resulted in the Postal Service overpaying $75 billion to the pension fund. The OIG estimates that if the overcharge was used to prepay the Postal Service’s health benefits fund, it would fully meet all of the Postal Service’s accrued retiree health care liabilities...
  • President Tasks Postal Service to Distribute Countermeasures in Case of BioWeapon Attack

    12/30/2009 9:23:32 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 7 replies · 391+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-30-09 | Bob McCarty
    Though the always-transparent (NOT!) White House web site contains no news of it, President Barack Obama has reportedly signed an executive order -- yes, another one. This time, he's tasked the United States Postal Service to help distribute countermeasures in the event of a biological weapons attack within the United States.
  • Post office was $3.8 billion in the red last year

    11/17/2009 1:35:46 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 112 replies · 1,846+ views
    Associated Press Via Yahoo News ^ | 11/17/2009 | Randolph E. Schmid
    The Postal Service reported a loss of $3.8 billion last year, despite a reduction of 40,000 full-time positions and other cost-cutting measures. The loss was $1 billion more than the year before despite job cuts and other efforts designed to save billions of dollars, postal officials said Monday. "Our 2009 fiscal year proved to be one of the most challenging in the history of the Postal Service," Chief Financial Officer Joseph Corbett said. "The deep economic recession, and to a lesser extent the ongoing migration of mail to electronic alternatives, significantly affected all mail products, creating a large imbalance between...
  • Postal Service-Style Health Care

    08/17/2009 7:20:25 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 10 replies · 427+ views
    By Edward Hudgins President Obama stumbled onto the analogy which perfectly points out the dangers of the very government-run health care system that he advocates. In a recent public appearance Obama tried to assure concerned citizens that a government-option health insurer would not drive private insurers out of business. He said, “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the post office that’s always having problems.” Indeed, today the U.S. Postal Service faces a $6 billion deficit and possibly will need to cut services as well as secure a taxpayer bailout. Monopoly Mail Let’s run with Obama’s postal example. To...
  • The President and the Postal Service

    08/12/2009 9:51:02 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 1,074+ views
    WP ^ | August 11, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama made what his advisers believe were his first public comments on the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, basically knocking its performance during his health-care-themed town hall in New Hampshire. He said an audience member raised a "legitimate concern" about how a government-run health-care program might affect private insurers. "My answer is that if the private insurance companies are providing a good bargain, and if the public option has to be self-sustaining -- meaning taxpayers aren't subsidizing it, but it has to run on charging premiums and providing good services and a good network of doctors, just like any...
  • U.S. Postal Service May Close 1,000 Post Offices; Curtail Home Delivery - Video 8/3/09

    08/04/2009 4:26:23 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 1,048+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The U.S. Postal Service is having major financial problems, and could shut down as many as 1,000 branches, and possibly cutting back on home delivery. The Post Office is heading toward a $7 Billion loss this fiscal year. Competition from the internet and other delivery companies are being blamed for the problem, along with the recession. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Postal Worker 'Did What He Had To Do' In Bank Robbery Shooting

    07/06/2009 5:37:40 AM PDT · by Abathar · 18 replies · 997+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | July 4, 2009 | staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A postal worker who was shot in the face after encountering a bank robber Thursday spoke Saturday about the harrowing ordeal. Robert Norman, 54, has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, but he will spend the next six to eight weeks recovering from the wound, 6News' Sarah Cornell reported. Norman and his doctors said he is very fortunate that the bullet struck right below his right eye. "God protected me. I could have died," Norman said. Norman was inside a Wanamaker Chase Bank, in the 8800 block of Southeastern Avenue, to get some spending money...
  • The postal service: You've got (no) mail

    05/03/2009 7:18:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 81 replies · 1,956+ views
    Economist ^ | 04/30/09
    The postal service You've got (no) mail Apr 30th 2009 | NEW YORK From The Economist print edition The postal service has been hit hard by the recession and by faster competition ENGRAVED magnificently above the columns of the main post office in Manhattan is a promise of the postal service’s resilience. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night”, runs the motto, “stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Inclement weather is one thing, but the downturn is posing a greater challenge. Starting on May 9th, New York’s main post office, which prides...
  • Call for Help: Postal chief says agency crashing (Another bailout coming our way alert)

    03/25/2009 10:55:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies · 791+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2009
    he financially strapped U.S. Postal Service will run out of money this year without help from Congress, Postmaster General John Potter warned on Wednesday. "We are facing losses of historic proportion. Our situation is critical," Potter told a House subcommittee. The agency lost $2.8 billion last year and is looking at much larger losses this year said Potter, who is seeking congressional permission to reduce mail delivery from six days to five days a week. Potter also urged changes in how it pre-pays for retiree health care to cut its annual costs by $2 billion. If the Postal Service does...
  • Postal Service draws criticism for $1.2 million home buy

    03/06/2009 5:52:09 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies · 1,291+ views
    CNN ^ | March 6, 2009 | Abbie Boudreau, Scott Zamost and Jessi Joseph
    LAKE WATEREE, South Carolina (CNN) -- At a time when the U.S. Postal Service says it is experiencing a financial crisis, it purchased a $1.2 million home from an employee so he could relocate, a CNN investigation has found. Postal Service spokesman Greg Frey said the home will be resold, as others have been. "It's not like we threw away a million dollars," Frey told CNN. "We are hoping it's going to go for the appraised value." But a real estate agent in the area said the home could be a tough sell in a depressed housing market -- and...
  • Some missing voter registration forms found(Fransiscan University-many more reported missing)

    09/29/2008 2:37:47 PM PDT · by MadelineZapeezda · 19 replies · 1,320+ views
    The Herald Star ^ | September 29,2008 | Dave Gossett
    STEUBENVILLE -EMPTY ENVELOPE — Brian D’Amico, vice president of the College Republicans at Franciscan University of Steubenville, holds the torn and empty envelope that was received Friday at the Jefferson County Board of Elections. D’Amico said he had mailed the envelope containing 115-130 voter registration forms a week ago but it was stamped at the Youngstown postal center as “received unsealed.” Some voter registration forms originally thought to be missing were delivered today to the Jefferson County Board of Elections. Diane Gribble, director of the board of elections, said 56 voter registration cards were delivered today from the Pittsburgh post...
  • Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts

    05/02/2008 12:24:06 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 1,681+ views
    Office of Pete Sessions ^ | Apr 23, 2008 | Office of Pete Sessions
    Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts http://sessions.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=89413 Introduces Commemorative Coin, Garners Support for Commemorative Stamp Washington, Apr 23, 2008 U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) is leading congressional efforts to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 by introducing legislation for a “100 Years of Scouting” commemorative coin. “Boy Scouts are a significant part of American culture, shaping the values, citizenship, and skills of millions of young men,” Sessions stated. “As an Eagle Scout with four generations of Boy Scouts in my family, I strongly value the Boy Scouts’ history of instilling a sense...
  • Policing The Mail

    03/07/2008 5:20:09 AM PST · by Newsradio 740 KTRH · 21 replies · 182+ views
    Newsradio 740 KTRH ^ | March 7, 2008 | KTRH's August Skamenca
    The U.S. Postal Service is known for saying "neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night" will slow its service. But what about a federal investigation? Long before it ever reaches a mailbox, the information on packages and envelopes can be recorded. The service has approved 10,000 requests from law enforcement agencies to document information on the outside of letters and parcels as part of criminal investigations. Civil liberties activist Randall Kallinen says the information-gathering is being conducted without warrants. "What we're talking about here is wholesale envelopes, thousands and thousands of requests with no judicial review," Kallinen said. He...
  • Postal Service to immortalize ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ - Frank Sinatra (to be issued next spring)

    12/05/2007 1:55:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 360+ views
    USPS ^ | USPS
    WASHINGTON, DC — Frank Sinatra, one of the most iconic entertainers of the 20th century, will be commemorated on a postage stamp next spring, Postmaster General John Potter announced today. Sinatra’s three children — Nancy, Frank, Jr. and Tina Sinatra. — will preview the stamp image during a special ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sinatra’s birthday, Wed., Dec. 12. “Frank Sinatra was an extraordinary entertainer whose life and work left an indelible impression on American culture,” said Potter. “His recordings, concert performances and film work place him among America’s top artists, and his legendary gift for transforming popular song...
  • DVD rentals costly to Postal Service

    11/29/2007 12:02:29 PM PST · by JZelle · 108 replies · 257+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-29-07 | Jim McElhatton
    Rentals of DVDs from companies such as Netflix cost the U.S. Postal Service tens of millions of dollars each year because its sorting machines can't process millions of return envelopes, government inspectors say. The postal service incurs more than $20 million per year in labor costs to hand-sort DVDs. And costs are expected to total as much as $30 million per year by 2009. "Because these mail pieces are not machinable, the Postal Service pays significant additional labor costs to manually process them," auditors wrote in a recent report issued by Tammy L. Whitcomb, the deputy assistant inspector general for...
  • U.S. Postal Service Stamps Out Clocks

    03/02/2007 11:35:05 AM PST · by CedarDave · 37 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 2, 2007 | Susan Stiger
    Question: Why is the U.S. Postal Service removing all clocks from its lobbies? Answer from the U.S. Postal Service: "It's part of our retail standardization program to make all the post offices look alike so you get the same service and the same supplies are available everywhere you go." Answer from a woman in line at the Academy Post Office on San Antonio NE: "That would be so I don't know how long I've been standing here." Yes, the clocks are gone, or they will be as post offices all over the country continue a decade-long switch to red, white...
  • Calendar vs. business days for USPS delivery time purposes?

    01/13/2007 5:02:31 AM PST · by rudy45 · 11 replies · 733+ views
    If a first class letter is supposed to take (e.g.) three days, do they mean business days or calendar days, or some combination? Specifically, do they count Sundays and legal holidays? Today is Saturday, January 13. If I mail something today, before the cutoff acceptance time, would three delivery days be - Tuesday - Thursday (because of excluding Sunday and Monday, MLK Day) - something else Of course, usps.com is silent on this matter. Thanks.
  • ABC Ignores Role Taxes Play in Encouraging Black Market for Smokes

    06/20/2006 11:14:58 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 165 replies · 1,811+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | June 19, 2006 | Ken Shepherd
    The U.S. Postal Service is helping cigarette bootleggers evade the law, warned the June 18 “World News Tonight.” But while ABC’s Dan Harris explored the legal quandary the postal office faces in preventing tax evasion from Internet sales of tobacco, he left out a key reason for the strong black market in cigarettes: high state tobacco taxes. “New York’s attorney general says this is an illegal act taking place nearly every day, in broad daylight, with the help of the United States Postal Service,” Harris began. His story focused on Indian reservations shipping tax-free cigarettes to customers all over the...
  • Post office caters to Hispanics (Memphis)

    03/21/2006 4:25:55 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 22 replies · 744+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/21/06 | Sherri Drake
    It's Memphis' first bilingual mail center U.S. Postal officials are hoping a new bilingual post office here will make life easier for Spanish-speaking residents and speed up waits. Memphis' first bilingual post office -- a contract unit with Nationwide Insurance -- opened Monday in Hickory Hill. The post office, at 3546 Hickory Hill, shares a building with a Nationwide insurance agency and a Spanish-speaking consulting service. The office is staffed with nine Hispanic agents, some of who've recently gone through U.S. Post Office training, said Nationwide agent and owner Larry Crum Sr. Crum said postal officials saw a need for...
  • 'Change Of Address' System Causing ID Theft?

    03/16/2006 12:53:15 PM PST · by APRPEH · 4 replies · 496+ views
    ABC7/KGO-TV/DT. ^ | MARCH 15, 2006 | none
    Mar. 15 - Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country and it's hard to find someone who hasn't been a victim. But some accuse a government agency of actually helping thieves gain access to personal information. Even in this age of technology, we still rely on regular mail to send and receive sensitive information. Yet some Bay Area consumers say the post office isn't providing strict enough protection for their mail. They say the current 'change of address' system itself needs changing. Kathleen Shecter, Redwood Shores: "We have really tiny mailboxes so the junk mail fills them...
  • [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...
  • United States Postal Service Ends Year in Black and Debt Free; Escrow Fund Looms

    01/14/2006 1:13:38 AM PST · by snowsislander · 62 replies · 1,867+ views
    United States Postal Service ^ | December 06, 2005
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Media Relations 202-268-2155 December 6, 2005 News Release No. 05-108 www.usps.com USPS ENDS YEAR IN BLACK AND DEBT FREE; ESCROW FUND LOOMS Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Postal Service reported today it concluded fiscal 2005 with a net income of $1.4 billion on record revenues of $70 billion and record volume of 212 billion pieces of mail. "Financially, we are in the best position we've been since the 1970s," said Postmaster General John E. Potter at the December meeting of the Board of Governors. "Despite the strong financial and productivity records of recent years, we are...
  • The World's Largest Privatization Attempt Ever

    08/02/2005 1:58:14 PM PDT · by Antonio Ciaccia · 1 replies · 185+ views
    The Open End ^ | August 2, 2005 | Antonio Ciaccia
    In what is regarded as the world's largest privatization attempt ever, Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, is putting the wheels into motion as he attempts to privatize the Japanese postal-banking service known as the Japan Post. The move has thrown Japan into one of the largest political battles it's seen in recent years. In fact, just recently lower house lawmaker, Yoji Nagoaka, was so torn on whether to vote for or against privatization that he committed suicide (!) just to relieve himself of the pressure. Read More: http://osusentinel.com/theopenend/index.php/2005/08/02/p684
  • Post Office Sidesteps Fray on Illicit Sales of Cigarettes

    05/28/2005 10:17:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 922+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2005 | MICHAEL COOPER
    ALBANY, May 26 - As they move to thwart the illegal trade of cigarettes over the Internet, state officials have joined colleagues from around the nation in persuading the major credit card companies to stop processing payments for online cigarette sales. Additionally, the state has enacted a law prohibiting the shipment of cigarettes to its residents and banned private carriers, like FedEx, from shipping cigarettes. But as state officials fight illegal online cigarette sales, one operation is not falling into line - the United States Postal Service, which officials say delivers the bulk of illegally purchased cigarettes to New Yorkers....
  • Postal Service to Seek Two-Cent Rate Increase

    03/29/2005 9:31:08 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 27 replies · 2,025+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2005 | Christopher Lee
    The Postal Service said it will have to seek a rate increase that by next year would boost the price of a first- class stamp by two cents to 39 cents -- unless Congress steps in to help. Postmaster General John E. Potter told a gathering of national mailers in Nashville last week that the Postal Service had asked its board of governors for permission to seek a rate increase of 5 to 6 percent. Potter said the increase, which must be approved by the independent Postal Rate Commission, would be needed in 2006 to cover the $3.1 billion annual...
  • North Shore's mailbox removals leave some people fuming

    02/25/2005 9:35:46 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 474+ views
    The Salem (MA) News ^ | 2/25/05 | Tom Dalton
    Something is missing in the Witch City. Have you noticed? It's bigger than a bread box, painted blue and has a gaping hole near the top. Stumped? It's the U.S. Postal Service's collection boxes — they're missing. Well, they're not actually missing. But 17 of the estimated 120 large mail boxes that dot the city were removed last week in an effort to make mail delivery more efficient. It's not just in Salem. Beverly removed 21 boxes earlier this month. And postal districts across the state are reviewing their numbers of boxes. In a sense, the big blue boxes are...
  • Reagan Stamp Personifies the Man

    02/08/2005 6:00:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1,033+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/9/05 | Jon E. Dougherty
    The nation's 40th president, Ronald Reagan, will once again have his uplifting image featured across the country - and in time immemorial- when the U.S. Postal Service launches a new stamp in his honor today. A first-date-of-issue for the stamps, which bear a broadly smiling image of the late commander-in-chief, will take place during a dedication ceremony at his Simi Valley, Calif. presidential library and museum, postal officials said. Other dedications are also scheduled to take place at the state capitol building in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. The essence of Reagan, who was always known for his quick...
  • The Forgotten Veteran

    10/06/2004 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Dogtags · 15 replies · 594+ views
    BeirutStamp.com ^ | 10.05.05 | Dogtags
    An open letter from a Beirut Veteran to the American public about today's Forgotten Veteran and those lost to the first terrorist attack towards Americans who served in Beirut, Lebanon 1982-1984.
  • What is happening to the United States Postal Service???

    09/17/2004 10:32:17 AM PDT · by television is just wrong · 67 replies · 1,027+ views
    My personal experience. | 9/16/04 | n/a
    Last Night, I received my mail after 8:00 pm, PDT. What gives with the Post Office. I remember growing up, the mail person would be quite punctual. Clean and orderly. Now the employees are teenagers (as of last night), and more than 3 hours late... My Uncle was a supervisor at the Van Nuys post office for over 30 years. He would be furious with how things are run today.
  • Post Office to Issue Reagan Stamp

    06/16/2004 3:15:14 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 32 replies · 482+ views
    WASHINGTON - A postage stamp honoring Ronald Reagan will be issued next year, the Postal Service announced Wednesday. Postal policy is to honor prominent Americans with a stamp no sooner than 10 years after their death, except for former presidents who, the agency said, can be honored on their first birth anniversary following death. Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911 and died June 5. In announcing the Reagan stamp, Postmaster General John E. Potter said, "The Postal Service will be proud to add a commemorative postage stamp to recognize the many honors that President Reagan, a man of diverse talents,...
  • Ballot-tampering probe requested-- Secretary of state appeals to attorney general

    02/26/2004 11:07:50 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 356+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 26,2004 | Alma Walzer and Ryan Gabrielson
    EDINBURG — Texas Secretary of State Geoffrey Connor wants an investigation into the ballot-tampering claims made by four Hidalgo County voters earlier this week. Connor requested the assistance of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to look into complaints filed by four county residents that at least four mail ballots were tampered with. "We’re drafting a letter to the attorney general’s office that will be sent today," said Jennifer Waisath, director of communication for the secretary of state. "The matter in Hidalgo County over the mail ballot issue is now in the hands of the A.G.’s office for a full investigation."...
  • Postal Pranksters Counterfeit stamps as art

    01/23/2004 11:35:13 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Reason ^ | 1/23/04 | Jesse Walker
    A few years ago in Turkey, the Chicago artist Michael Thompson and a friend were arrested for venturing too close to the Armenian border. The authorities weren’t sure why anyone would go so far into the Kurdish zone, let alone some Americans who kept snapping pictures of tanks, so they were a wee bit suspicious. "We were interrogated for probably 18 hours that day," Thompson reports. "They were convinced that we were CIA." Fortunately for Thompson, the police didn’t search his car. If they had, they would have discovered several sheets of counterfeit stamps, all bearing the initials PKK --...
  • Anthrax Fallout Hits Postal Service

    08/20/2003 6:25:49 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 13 replies · 294+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | 8/19/2003 | Timothy W. Maier
    HEADLINE: Anthrax Fallout Hits Postal Service; Anxious about costs if cavalier about people, managers at the Brentwood Road postal center sent 'volunteers' back into the formally closed facility to retrieve mail. BYLINE: By Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT BODY: Management of the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center on Brentwood Road in Northeast Washington, which serves the nation's capital, not only ignored its own policies by failing to shut down operations immediately upon learning that the building tested positive for anthrax, but Insight has learned that managers also secretly sent postal volunteers into the facility on Oct. 22, 2001, to...

    08/17/2003 9:55:19 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 28 replies · 580+ views
    Newsletter ^ | August 18, 2003 | James F. Burke
    The following is an open letter to the U.S. Congress and postal service (readers are welcome to copy it and forward it): Dear Congressman, As a lifelong stamp collector and a specialist in foreign policy matters, I have long been concerned that decision-making concerning the selection of U.S. postage stamp designs has reflected a comparative weakness in general understanding of the critical role played by such images in promoting the ideals and values of our nation. Stamps are a form of political monuments for posterity that reveal our COMMON values. However, during the second term of the Clinton Administration, and...
  • Scandal: Postal Exec Caught Using USPS Budget to Unseat GOP Senator

    11/02/2002 6:33:38 AM PST · by Pern · 39 replies · 811+ views
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | Oct. 30, 2002 | Leslie Paige
    (Washington, D.C.) -- The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today reacted with outrage to reports that a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) executive has been forced to resign amidst allegations that she attempted to manipulate postal service resources to punish a candidate for the U.S. Senate who had been critical of the mismanaged government mail system. "There has long been much to criticize at the USPS, from financial losses and taxpayer subsidies to regular price increases amidst poor service and low productivity," CCAGW Vice President Leslie Paige said. "But this is a new level of corruption and mismanagement. Taxpayers...
  • The Postal Service's dirty little secret

    11/01/2002 2:08:14 PM PST · by Coeur de Lion · 26 replies · 359+ views
    JewishWorldReview ^ | Nov. 1, 2002 | Greg Crosby
    I innocently stopped at the post office today to pick up some stamps and came face to face with the ugly underbelly of governmental discrimination -- I saw the five 2002 "Holiday Celebrations" stamps on display. At first glance it seemed there was a little something for just about everybody; a Christmas stamp depicting Mary holding baby Jesus for Christianity, a Hanukkah stamp for Judaism, a Kwanzaa stamp for baby boomer African-Americans, a EID stamp for Islam, and snowmen stamps for the secular. But wait. That's not EVERYBODY, is it? As much as it pains me to say it, the...
  • 'OVER MY DEAD BODY' Post office refuses to take patriotic poster down

    10/30/2002 11:47:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 1,508+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 30, 2002, 11:50PM | CINDY HORSWELL
    What is good for the U.S. Mint is evidently not acceptable to the U.S. Postal Service. A post office in Montgomery north of Houston recently learned that it had to remove a framed poster of the national motto "In God We Trust" because it violates postal regulations. The donated 16-by-20-inch poster, which is matted and secured in a gold frame, displays "In God We Trust" in large white letters over the American flag colors. It states at the bottom that the "national motto was approved by Congress and President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956." Retired chemical engineer Frank P. Williamson...
  • The Nazification of America

    03/23/2002 4:28:57 AM PST · by Red Dawn · 47 replies · 323+ views
    Well. I suppose it had to come to this. Since we're following the Nazi methods of gun control, and propaganda. We might as well show our true colors and promote the Waffen SS eagle as well. This is from the US Postal Service website. Post Office Al Martin has a rather lengthy commentay on this new Nazification of America. Al Martin's Website