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  • 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...
  • Ohio postal worker facing dismissal kills 2 bosses while naked, police say

    12/23/2017 7:56:50 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 54 replies
    WPBF.com ^ | 12/23/2017
    COLUMBUS, Ohio —   A disgruntled mail carrier facing dismissal has been charged with aggravated murder for fatally shooting his supervisor at a suburban Ohio post office and with murder for killing a postmaster outside of her apartment complex. Twenty-four-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, was naked during both slayings Saturday morning inside the Dublin post office and at an apartment complex in nearby Columbus, police said. Stewart is charged with killing 52-year-old Lance Dempsey at the post office just before 4:30 a.m. Stewart had been scheduled to walk his mail route on Saturday, Columbus homicide Sgt. David Sicilian said. Columbus...
  • Informed Delivery: The USPS Will Send You Pictures of Your Mail So You Can Know What is Coming

    11/16/2017 5:46:44 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 106 replies
    my mailbox ^ | 11.16.17 | chickensoup
    Today in my mailbox I received notification of a new service. Informed Delivery see the link will send me text pictures of my mail as it travels to my delivery site. I had thought for quite a while that the USPS tracked every piece of mail, with those little stick on bar codes. Now it confirm that they take pictures of each piece of mail. I repeat: They take pictures of our mail. There is no privacy. Ever. Everything is documented. Everything. We continue the march to becoming the least free country in the history of man
  • Thieves Break Into UPS Truck Parked Outside San Francisco Apple Store, Steal 300 iPhone Xs

    11/03/2017 7:40:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 3, 2017
    The phones were valued at $370,000In another brazen burglary in downtown San Francisco, suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts snatched at least 300 iPhone Xs valued at $370,000 and made off with them, according to San Francisco police. The smartphones — which launched to the general public Friday morning at $999 a piece — were stolen from a delivery truck parked in a loading dock at Stonestown Mall around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police spokesman Officer Robert Rueca said. A white Dodge van was used in the burglary and anyone with information is asked to call police at (415) 575-4444. The...
  • Stephen Paddock Worked as an IRS Agent and Letter Carrier for the USPS

    10/10/2017 10:23:50 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 47 replies
    Www.heavy.com ^ | 10/03/17 | Chris Bucher
    As Las Vegas police continue to search for a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in American history, details continue to surface about the past of the 64-year-old shooting suspect. A spokesperson for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service in its auditing department and was also a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. The spokesperson said Paddock worked as a mailman for the USPS for two years from 1976-1978 and then worked for the IRS for six years until 1984. After that,...
  • Republicans dig deeper after Postal Service cited for workers' Clinton campaign aid

    08/22/2017 7:00:07 AM PDT · by ptsal · 7 replies
    Fox News-Politicts ^ | Aug 22, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Republican lawmakers are casting a wider net in their search for wrongdoing at federal agencies in past election cycles, after learning the Postal Service violated the law by allowing employees to do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign while on leave.**snip**The letters cited the OSC’s findings regarding the USPS that “only [employees] who wanted to campaign for the [union’s] endorsed candidates were given the opportunity to take several weeks of leave on short notice, over the objections of local supervisors who raised concerns about potential operational impact.” **snip** The OSC’s findings revealed that the USPS violated the Hatch Act, a...
  • USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

    07/22/2017 2:08:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/20/17 | Brooke Singman
    The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News. The OSC determined the USPS "engaged in systemic violations" of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a "bias" favoring the union's 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on...
  • USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

    07/19/2017 4:54:49 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | July 19, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News. The OSC determined the USPS "engaged in systemic violations" of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a "bias" favoring the union's 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on...
  • Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery

    07/13/2017 6:44:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 77 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/13/2017 | Joseph Sandbulte
    A Citigroup analysis finds each box gets a $1.46 subsidy. It’s like a gift card from Uncle Sam. In my neighborhood, I frequently walk past “shop local” signs in the windows of struggling stores. Yet I don’t feel guilty ordering most of my family’s household goods on Amazon. In a world of fair competition, there will be winners and losers. But when a mail truck pulls up filled to the top with Amazon boxes for my neighbors and me, I do feel some guilt. Like many close observers of the shipping business, I know a secret about the federal government’s...
  • Postal Service, citing losses, seeks higher stamp prices

    05/10/2017 10:32:36 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 37 replies
    The U.S. Postal Service is hoping it can soon raise stamp prices by a penny or more. The postal service on Wednesday reported a quarterly loss of $562 million, despite growth in package delivery, due to continued erosion in the use of first-class mail as well as expensive mandates for its retiree health care obligations. It also attributed losses to a forced reduction in stamp prices last year. The postal service is generally barred under federal law from raising prices more than the rate of inflation. But it is seeking greater regulatory leeway to increase prices, including a one-cent rate...