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  • Don’t Expect Rate Hikes To Solve the Postal Service’s Fiscal Problems

    01/14/2019 9:41:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Brian McNicoll
    Later this month, the U.S. Postal Service will enact the biggest price hike in nominal dollars in its history. The price of sending a 1-ounce letter will increase from 50 cents to 55 cents, effective Jan. 27, after several price increases were approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission. The price hikes are meant to head off the financial disaster to which the Postal Service seems irreversibly headed. The post office lost $3.9 billion in 2018 and is now more than $120 billion in the hole. The question is: Will it do any good? Will the price hike move the Postal Service any closer to black...
  • What is the Music Playing in the USPS Christmas Ad?

    12/12/2018 9:36:25 PM PST · by murron · 37 replies
    Myself | 12-12-2018 | Myself
    The commercial where the lady mail carrier runs into Santa when delivering a package. It's a classical piece of music.
  • US Postal Service says mail deliveries will be suspended Wednesday in honor of George H.W. Bush

    12/03/2018 6:39:43 PM PST · by Revel · 80 replies
    Fox5Vegas ^ | 12/03/18
    (Meredith) -- In honor of former President George H.W. Bush's funeral, the U.S. Postal Service says regular mail deliveries will be suspended on Wednesday. The Postal Service will continue some delivery services in preparation for the holiday season.
  • US Postal Service says mail deliveries will be suspended Wednesday in honor of George H.W. Bush

    12/03/2018 4:53:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 155 replies
    FOX 5 KVVU-TV ^ | 03 DEC 2018
    (Meredith) -- In honor of former President George H.W. Bush's funeral, the U.S. Postal Service says regular mail deliveries will be suspended on Wednesday. The Postal Service will continue some delivery services in preparation for the holiday season. "We will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that our network remains fluid and we do not experience any impacts to our package delivery operations that might negatively affect our customers or business partners during the remainder of our busy holiday season, " the Postal Service said in a statement.
  • Caught on camera: Postal worker throws package from truck onto North Wales lawn

    11/30/2018 8:57:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | John Rawlins
    NORTH WALES, Pa. (WPVI) -- The United States Postal Service is conducting an investigation into a mail carrier caught delivering a Montgomery County family's package with an underhand toss. The North Wales family isn't just upset about the way their box was handled, they say the driver tried to place the blame on them. Brian Simon showed Action News surveillance video from Tuesday afternoon where a postal vehicle pulls in his driveway and the driver throws a package out of the truck window onto his lawn. Seconds later, the driver can be seen retrieving it and returning to the truck,...
  • Mail issues arise in Santa Rosa County [NW FL Panhandle]

    11/30/2018 9:04:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    WEARtv.com ^ | Tuesday, November 27th 2018 | by Danielle Apolinar
    MILTON, Fla. (WEAR) — Dozens of people filled the post office on Dogwood Drive in Milton on Tuesday morning. Everyone in the designated "complaint line" had the same problem. The Santa Rosa County residents say they have been waiting for days and even weeks to get their mail. Some, like Donald Burkett, say they've been dealing with the issue on and off for months. About a year ago, he says his packages and mail started disappearing. "This affects people's lives!" Burkett said. Recently, he says the problem has gotten worse. He tracked some packages that should have been delivered and...
  • Photos Show Scores of Uncounted Ballots in Opa-locka Mail Center

    11/10/2018 7:52:08 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 36 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 11-9-2018 | Jerry Ianelli
    Miami-Dade County announced today that it has finished counting votes for the 2018 election. But photos obtained by New Times show scores of mail-in ballots sitting inside an Opa-locka mail distribution center — the same center that was evacuated last month after alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc's pipe bombs passed through the facility. Several local activists demonstrated outside both the mail facility and at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department to try to bring attention to the ballots. Two sources who spoke with New Times allege hundreds of ballots might still be inside. Suzy Trutie, a spokesperson for the Elections Department,...
  • Law Enforcement Has Surveillance Video of Courier Delivering ‘Bomb’ Package to CNN (VIDEO)

    10/25/2018 2:40:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 25, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Nine “bomb” packages were sent out to several top Democrat leaders and Robert DeNiro on Wednesday. Law enforcement confirmed on Wednesday night that the white powder with the “pipe bomb” sent to CNN addressed to John Brennan was a harmless. According to the AP: The NYPD said the explosive devices were live during a Wednesday afternoon press conference but subsequent reporting suggests they were not functional. All of the devices carried a parody ISIS flag featuring comedian Larry the Cable Guy’s signature slogan, “git ‘er done,” NBC News reported late Wednesday. According to FOX News law enforcement has surveillance video...
  • MAGAbomber sent all 10 pipe bombs via the largest distribution center in Miami-Dade County, FL

    10/25/2018 4:38:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 145 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Emily Crane
    The crude bombs sent to several liberal politicians and news networks this week were sent through a major Unites Sates Postal Service mailing facility in South Florida, it's been revealed. All 10 bombs sent to the Clintons, former President Obama, CNN and other prominent Democrats are all believed to have come through the Opa-locka processing and distribution center, CNN reports. FBI and canine units were deployed to the facility Thursday as the search continues for the person or persons behind the bombs. The U.S. Post Office Royal Palm Processing & Distribution Center in Opa-locka is the main mailing facility in...
  • Trump Plans to Withdrawal From China Shipping Treaty

    10/17/2018 7:37:37 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 28 replies
    10/17/2018 | Justin Sink
    link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-17/trump-is-said-to-plan-withdrawal-from-china-shipping-treaty?srnd=premium
  • FEDS: KENNER POST OFFICE MANAGER STOLE $630,000 WORTH OF STAMPS, EMBEZZLED FROM CHURCH

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • USPS Will Run Out Of Retiree Health Care Funding In 12 Years

    10/04/2018 10:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Just when things seemed to be looking up for the Post Office, more bad news comes to darken their doorway. They may be turning a profit in the next couple of quarters, but there’s a financial dark cloud looming on the horizon. Like many state and municipal governments around the country, the USPS offers a generous retirement plan for its workers. Very generous. It includes guaranteed health care coverage for the rest of your life. But a new report at Government Executive reveals a recent audit showing that the pool of available money to pay for those benefits is...
  • Postal worker admits to stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks

    09/16/2018 6:45:50 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | 09/14/18 | Karen Pilarski
    Under a plea deal, a U.S. postal worker admitted to stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks in Wauwatosa. As part of the deal, Ebony Lavonne Smith, 20, of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to theft or receipt of stolen mail on Sept.12 and will be sentenced at a later date. Last summer, Wauwatosa residents complained to the U.S. Postal Service that they were not receiving graduation, wedding, birthday and sympathy cards in the ZIP codes of 53213 and 53226. Smith, who was identified as the mail carrier in those areas, had started working on March 23, 2015,...
  • Proposed [items hit by tariffs] Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts...,

    08/31/2018 5:55:05 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 2 replies
    U.S. Gov. ^ | 7-16-18 | Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR)
    On June 20, 2018 (83 FR 28710), the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) provided notice of an initial action in the Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The initial action was the imposition of an additional 25 percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion, effective July 6, 2018. The proposed modification is to maintain the original $34 billion action and the proposed $16 billion action, and to take further action in the form of...
  • Presidential Memorandum Postmaster General, Postal Regulatory (Trump vs Amazon!)

    08/24/2018 11:51:23 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    The U.S.A. White House ^ | 8/23/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Homeland Security, Postmaster General, and Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: August 23, 2018 menuALL NEWS MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY THE POSTMASTER GENERAL THE CHAIRMAN OF THE POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION SUBJECT: Modernizing the Monetary Reimbursement Model for the Delivery of Goods Through the International Postal System and Enhancing the Security and Safety of International Mail By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws...
  • Wrong Lady Liberty on Stamp to Cost US Postal Service $3.5M

    07/04/2018 2:54:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    USNews ^ | July 4, 2018
    Wrong Lady Liberty on Stamp to Cost US Postal Service $3.5M A judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay $3.5 million to the sculptor of a Statue of Liberty replica at the New-York-New York casino-resort in Las Vegas after an image of the replica was mistakenly used on a stamp. LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay $3.5 million to the sculptor of a Statue of Liberty replica at the New-York-New York casino-resort in Las Vegas after an image of the replica was mistakenly used on a stamp. Sculptor Robert Davidson...
  • "Priority Mail"

    06/29/2018 12:06:59 PM PDT · by pabianice · 61 replies
    vanity | 6/29/18 | self
    Earlier this week I mailed some important documents Priority Mail- with tracking. It has vanished. I ran the tracking number and there is no record of it. I personally delivered it to the Post Office and it is gone. Now I have to get copies of the missing documents and mail them again. This time UPS or FEDEX. Has anyone else had this experience with the USPS? What good is the USPS?
  • Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police

    06/13/2018 8:52:13 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 6/13/2018 | ESPN online
    Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police 11:32 PM ET ESPN Kevin Brown has gone from striking out big league batters to retiring would-be mail thieves. The longtime major league pitcher seemingly put an end to a recent run of stolen mail in his north Macon, Georgia, neighborhood, apprehending a 15-year-old boy and another man before their arrests Wednesday. According to a report by The (Macon) Telegraph, Brown hid in a neighbor's yard and waited for the alleged thieves to swipe some mail. When they tried, Brown caught them, holding them at gunpoint until police...
  • Trump Is Right About Amazon

    04/12/2018 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    Critics might be right that President Trump is more interested in attacking the Washington Post than the Amazon/U.S. Postal Service shipping deal. But Trump is right that the deal is a bad one for the Postal Service and for U.S. taxpayers.As I wrote last September, Amazon has a deal with the Postal Service to handle the last mile of delivery for its packages. Even though Amazon presorts most of the packages and prepares them for delivery at its depots, the Postal Service has continued to improperly allocate its costs, which has resulted in undercharging Amazon for delivery of those packages by...
  • ‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think

    12/28/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by harpu · 30 replies
    www.lifesett.com ^ | 12/27/17 | Mark Tapscott
    Paying federal workforce costs taxpayers $1.1M per minute, according to a pro-transparency group, Open The Books December 27, 2017 by Mark Tapscott James P. Cochrane earns $250,335 annually as chief marketing and sales officer for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), making him the highest paid public relations employee of the federal government. The USPS lost $5.1 billion in 2016. Right behind Cochrane is Stephen Katsanos, who pulls down $229,333 as a public affairs official for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). And the third highest-paid federal public relations employee is Titus Simmons, also of the FDIC, at $215,248, according to...