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  • Unused ‘fitness’ stamps lie waiting in Postal Service warehouse (Moochelle Sad)

    11/29/2014 6:03:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    nypost ^ | Nov. 29, 2014 | Marisa Schultz
    The US Postal Service is going to take another shot at developing stamps promoting Michelle Obama’s fitness campaign after White House officials vetoed the ones they came up with last year. The stamps, costing $146,250 to print and worth more than $22 million if sold, were never distributed. Now, officials at the money-losing agency are getting ready to try again. “We are continuing to develop plans regarding a fitness-themed stamp series,” USPS spokesman Mark Saunders told The Post.
  • Agent: Postal worker who dumped GOP mailers not politically motivated, just lazy

    11/03/2014 12:34:13 PM PST · by bigbob · 60 replies
    Wisconsin reporter ^ | 11-3-14 | M.D. Kittle
    The Neenah mail carrier who dumped hundreds of GOP political mailers in an apartment complex Dumpster wasn’t politically motivated; the postal worker just didn’t feel like delivering the stacks of campaign advertisements, according to preliminary findings from the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. “Based upon our investigation, this was nothing done toward a specific candidate or party. It looks like it was a decision made by the carrier, and it was not a good decision,” to not deliver the campaign advertisements, Robert Rukes, special agent with the inspector general’s office in Chicago, told Wisconsin Reporter Monday. “A...
  • Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.

    10/28/2014 9:12:14 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 13 replies
    times ^ | OCT. 27, 2014 | RON NIXON
    WASHINGTON — In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations. The number of requests, contained in a 2014 audit of the surveillance program by the Postal Service’s inspector general, shows that the surveillance program is more extensive than previously disclosed and that oversight protecting Americans from potential abuses is lax. The audit, along with interviews and documents obtained by...
  • Postal Service Halts Deliveries to Low Mail Slots Forcing Workers to Bend Over

    09/11/2014 6:10:09 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/10/2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Some residents in Borough Park in New York City are irate with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) because their service has been halted due to their low-set mail slots, according to the New York Daily News. The postal service claims the slots are dangerous for their carriers and, as a result, the residents have to stand in lines an hour long at the 51st St. post office, many of them trying to pick up badly-needed medicines or their Social Security checks. The residents of 46th Street were alerted to the change in their service by a letter from a postal...
  • Detroit Couple Says Mail Carrier Won’t Deliver Because They Are Gay

    09/01/2014 11:14:38 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Detroit Couple Says Mail Carrier Won’t Deliver Because They Are Gay http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/video?clipId=10517840&autoStart=true
  • Latest Plan to Privatize Post Office Hits Unexpected Obstacle

    08/14/2014 3:12:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | August 13, 2014 | David Morris
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity. Here’s the background. For a decade the USPS has been aggressively shrinking, consolidating, and outsourcing the nation’s postal system. In July 2011 management upped the ante by announcing the rapid closure of 3600 local post offices, a step toward the eventual closing of as many as 15,000, half of all post offices in the nation.
  • US Post Offices Reportedly Refusing Mail to Israel (What's next?)

    08/14/2014 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/14/2014, 1:52 PM | Ari Yashar
    ADL complains to US Postmaster General after mail to Israel turned away in several states. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been refusing to accept mail to Israel. In the last several days ADL reports that it has received complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. "The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says...
  • US Post Offices Reportedly Refusing Mail to Israel

    08/14/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-14-14 | Ari Yashar
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been refusing to accept mail to Israel. In the last several days ADL reports that it has received complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. "The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says that mail to Israel cannot be accepted because of the current crisis,” said Abraham H....
  • Is your mail arriving after dark? USPS service cuts are to blame, watchdog says

    07/22/2014 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Lisa Rein and Lynh Bui
    Mail is being delivered after 5 p.m. almost 70 percent of the time to residents and businesses in the District and the Maryland suburbs in violation of U.S. Postal Service policy, an investigation released Tuesday found. The number of letter carriers who are still on their routes after 5 p.m., even in the winter darkness, and the delayed delivery of letters and packages has grown so dramatically in recent years that the Capital District now ranks as the worst area in the country for late mail service, a report by Postal Service Inspector General David Williams concluded. Northern Virginia also...
  • Double standard? Pro-Obama IRS Worker Suspended, Postal Employee Fired For Political Violation

    07/11/2014 10:19:57 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-2014 | Stephanie McNeal
    Stephanie McNeal July 11, 2014lewispostal.jpg Marcus Lewis was fired from the Postal Service for running for Congress.MARCUS LEWIS/REUTERS Does the punishment fit the offense? A federal agency announced two disciplinary actions this week against federal workers for violating a law that limits political activity. But while one of them -- a now-former Postal Service worker who committed the apparent sin of running for Congress -- was fired, the other -- an IRS worker who used taxpayer resources to promote President Obama's 2012 candidacy -- faces only a suspension. Now the ex-Postal Service worker in question, Illinois resident and congressional candidate...
  • Another fight looms over Saturday mail delivery

    07/06/2014 1:34:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Congressional efforts to revamp the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service have run into a longtime roadblock – Saturday mail delivery. Top Republicans like House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the Postal Service’s own executives say rolling back six-day letter delivery is crucial to the agency’s fiscal health – saving an average of $2 billion a year. But GOP efforts to limiting Saturday delivery have hit a pair of snags in recent weeks, with Republican lawmakers representing rural districts balking along with Democrats - illustrating that such a plan doesn’t appear to have the votes to make it through the House....
  • Postal worker caught throwing packages into ravine (Alabama)

    07/04/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    www.news965.com ^ | july 4, 2014 | samantha jordan
    Getting packages in the mail is always fun but delivering them  is probably a pain.  A USPS worker in Alabama proved just how much he hates giving rather than receiving when he started chucking packages into a ravine on his route. It was all caught on video by a resident in Birmingham.
  • U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

    06/22/2014 4:04:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-3-2013 | RON NIXON
    Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: a handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home. “Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street,” read the card. It included Mr. Pickering’s name, address and the type of mail that needed to be monitored. The word “confidential” was highlighted in green. “It was a bit of a shock to see it,” said Mr. Pickering, who with his wife owns a small bookstore...
  • Catonsville postman accused in theft of 20K pieces of mail

    06/02/2014 2:25:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-2-14 | Ian Duncan and Brandi Bottalico
    A Catonsville letter carrier who worked for the postal service for more than two decades stole more than 20,000 pieces of mail, according to federal authorities. Jeffrey L. Shipley is accused of pilfering checks and money orders. He is accused of filching passports and prescription medication. He is accused of pilfering credit cards and Mother's Day cards. He is even accused of stealing furniture from the United States Postal Service. Shipley was charged in federal court last week with one count each of mail theft and delaying the mail. Neither Shipley nor his attorney could immediately be reached for comment...
  • Sowell: The Ambassador and the Post Office

    06/02/2014 11:11:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 3, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors' Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obvious copy of Britain's Morris Oxford of some decades earlier. The reason was simple: the Indian government would not allow cars to be imported to compete with it. The fact that the Ambassador was a copy is hardly an automatic reason for condemnation. The first Nikon camera was an obvious copy of a German camera called the Contax, and the first Canon was an obvious copy of the Leica. The difference is that, over the years,...
  • Anti-gay group calls for boycott of Harvey Milk stamp

    06/01/2014 8:52:31 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Emma Margolin
    Calling slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk a “predator” on its website this week, the fundamentalist Christian group American Family Association (AFA) urged members to refuse any mail postmarked with a recently-released commemorative stamp featuring the late San Francisco supervisor. “Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction,” reads the AFA’s press release. “He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”
  • A drag queen was behind USPS Harvey Milk stamp

    05/31/2014 11:18:06 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 28 replies
    AFA ^ | 5/27/14 | AFA
    With last week's release of the Harvey Milk postage stamp by the United States Postal Service, AFA wants you to know the truth behind it. The Harvey Milk stamp was a result of seven years of lobbying by a self-described drag queen (a biologi cal man with implanted breasts) and former transsexual prostitute Nicole Murray Ramirez of San Diego.
  • Harvey Milk honored with stamp; Crowds line up outside of Castro post office

    05/23/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | 05-23-2014 | Ed Stevens
    According to a report from the BBC, gay rights activist Harvey Milk has been honored on a new U.S. postage stamp. The stamp was unveiled at the White House on Thursday. In a description of the stamp, the U.S. Postal Service says that Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Tragically, his career in public office was cut short when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The photo featured on the stamp is one of Milk taken in...
  • Harvey Milk stamp's debut celebrated in S.F., D.C.

    05/22/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead and Kurtis Alexander
    Washington -- - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin looked out at the crowd of politicians, federal officials and gay activists who had been invited to the White House on what would have been Harvey Milk's 84th birthday.
  • On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader

    05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 22, 2014
    Long lines have formed in front of a U.S. Post Office in San Francisco’s Castro District this morning as supporters of assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk rush to get a stamp dedicated to the gay rights leader, a postal service spokesman said. The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide. Gay civil rights activist Cleve Jones is at the Castro District post office, located at 4304 18th St., along with filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the 2008 movie about...
  • US Postal Service loses $1.9 billion in last quarter

    05/11/2014 2:55:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    PressTV ^ | 5/10/14
    The US Postal Service announced Friday that it lost $1.9 billion over its most recent quarter, despite bringing in more revenue during that three-month span. The red ink means the cash-strapped agency has now lost money in 20 of the last 22 quarters. In all, the agency lost some $2.2 billion in the first six months of fiscal 2014, through March 31. Postal officials again cited the losses to press lawmakers to enact a comprehensive overhaul of the agency, which has now lost more than $23 billion over the last two and a half years.
  • Tree trimmer apologizes for Oakland baby bird fiasco

    05/09/2014 8:18:58 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 24 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Carolyn Jones
    The tree trimmer at the center of a federal and state investigation into the destruction of nests and slaughter of baby birds in Oakland said Thursday that he "screwed up" because he allowed his crews to chain-saw trees even as baby birds were falling out. Pulido was the supervisor for a crew of tree trimmers hired Saturday by the U.S. Postal Service's Civic Center Annex in Oakland. The post office ordered trees containing the nests of egrets and black-crowned night herons, species protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Act, to be cut because the nesting birds were defecating on mail...
  • Don’t buy the Harvey Milk stamp (He hated sexual boundaries)

    05/01/2014 6:53:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Milk (on right) The following comes from an Apr. 23 message from SaveCalifornia.com.With the U.S. Postal Service unveiling a postage stamp honoring homosexual activist Harvey Milk, a leading pro-family organization is urging everyone who supports the protection of children to avoid this shameful stamp.“Harvey Milk was a very dishonorable man — a sexual anarchist who hated sexual boundaries, a homosexual predator of teens and boyish-looking young men, and a brazen attacker of moral standards and parental rights,” said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. (Harvey Milk documentation from The Mayor of Castro Street:...
  • Outbox vs. USPS: How the Post Office Killed Digital Mail

    04/30/2014 5:27:15 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 41 replies
    Inside Sources .com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Derek Khanna
    Baehr and Will Davis, were summoned to Washington for a meeting with the Postmaster General. Evan and Will wondered what it could be, “They must have seen the recent coverage in CNBC, maybe they’ll help our company expand?” Or, “maybe they wanted the traditional photo opportunity and positive media buzz that political actors care so much about. Surely their company made the Post Office look good, right?” But when the Postmaster General came out to meet them, the stark reality became clear, they weren’t interested in a photo-op. As Evan and Will describe it: “This 30-minute meeting was the end...
  • postal delivery issue

    04/29/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    me | 4-29-14 | TZ
    so my latest package no showed again. it was sent from blinds.com with a tracking #. USPS claims it was delivered 3/27 . Local PO manager claims the substitute route driver remembers delivering it to our address. This may or may not be true. I have my doubts since this happened one week prior with a package of mine being delivered to someone 4 blocks away with a completely different name and address.(that person was kind enough to bring it to us)
  • Postal workers unions protest Staples program

    04/24/2014 11:32:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2014 2:16 PM EDT
    Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. […] In Washington, D.C., more than 200 people gathered at a Staples, drumming on buckets and holding signs that read: “Stop Staples. The US Mail is Not for Sale.” One of them, postal service maintenance mechanic Robert Black, called the pilot program “a back-door way of privatizing the post office” and taking away jobs from postal workers. “It seems as though they are doing whatever they can to break down...
  • Feds: USPS worker takes disability, goes fishing ( Alaska )

    04/19/2014 10:06:55 AM PDT · by cutty · 32 replies
    A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Anchorage was arraigned Friday on charges he accepted at least $334,000 in disability and worker's comp payments while he spent his summers fishing. The U.S. attorney's office says in a Friday release that 56-year-old Amacio Zamora Agcaoili Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 counts, including theft of government funds. Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvonne Lamoureux also claims Agcaoli lied about not working when he was paid for preparing tax returns and immigration paperwork. Authorities also claim he failed to tell the Social Security Administration about his worker's comp payments, to...
  • US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases

    04/15/2014 7:10:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition. Earlier this year, the USPS posted a notice on its website, under the heading "Assorted Small Arms Ammunition," that says: "The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register. This message is only a notification of our intent to solicit proposals."
  • Kremlin Chief Of Staff supports namesake who was denied sneakers in US shop

    04/05/2014 6:03:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 04/06/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, April 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Kremlin presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov wrote a letter to his namesake who had been denied the right to buy sneakers in an American online shop because of the U.S. sanctions against Russian officials. US imposes sanctions on 20 Russian officials “Dear namesake and fellow citizen! I was surprised to find out that the sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration, including against me, have created certain inconveniencies for you. Your parcel was delayed and the U.S. Post showed that it could place ignorance and corporate zeal above elementary logic. We may face such farce again...
  • Postal service employees use travel cards to gamble, pay bills and go bowling

    03/27/2014 7:19:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 27, 2014 | Michal Conger
    Postal employees have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on gambling, bills and other personal expenses, according to a series of reports by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general. Federal employees may use government credit cards for official travel expenses, but some used theirs to withdraw cash before hitting casinos. Nearly a dozen reports on closed travel card theft investigations were obtained by the Washington Examiner in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • earthquake Los Angeles

    03/17/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT · by edcoil · 76 replies
    3-16-2014 | edcoil
    Seems like a pretty good one felt here in South Bay
  • Postal Service Faces $100B in Debts and Unfunded Benefits

    03/14/2014 7:29:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 14, 2014 - 4:23 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) currently owes $99.8 billion in benefit payments to its current and retired workers but does not have the money, and if Congress does not act to fix the problem, the Postal Service may have to “implement contingency plans to ensure that mail delivery continues,” according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). “At the end of fiscal year 2013,” said the GAO, “USPS had about $100 billion in unfunded liabilities: $85 billion in unfunded liabilities for benefits, including retiree-health, pension, and workers’ compensation liabilities, and $15 billion in outstanding debt to the...
  • Former NRA president Charlton Heston to get US Post Office stamp

    02/23/2014 1:52:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 02/22/2014 | unknown
    The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their “Legends of Hollywood” series, and while the specific issue date has not yet been determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014. Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his “cold, dead hands” speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • U.S. Post Office Offers Illegal Alien-Friendly Wire Transfer Service

    02/19/2014 11:22:30 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-19-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News As we reported last week, far from contributing to our economy, illegal aliens are draining tens of billions from it, by sending the bulk of their earnings back to their home countries every year, with Mexico by far the largest recipient. Looking to capitalize on the growing "remittance" industry -- illegal aliens sending money earned through illegal employment in this country, back home, the U.S. Post Office now offers a wire transfer service, but only to countries in Latin America.The service, called Dinero Seguro (Sure Money) is being advertised in certain local post offices with posters showing...
  • Obama taps Ted Kennedy’s widow for USPS board

    02/12/2014 4:08:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2014 6:46 PM EST
    The White House says President Barack Obama is nominating Vicki Kennedy to the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service. […] Kennedy’s nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. The board of governors chooses the postmaster general and controls the postal service’s spending, planning and policies. …
  • Postal Service Cannot Balance Budget, Will Purchase Bullets

    02/08/2014 5:52:01 PM PST · by Vote 4 Nixon · 62 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/6/14 at 03:50 PM | barry-bowen
    The United States Postal Service has revealed on the Federal Business Opportunities website its plans to purchase bullets. This announcement has attracted the attention of Infowars and libertarian reporter Ben Swann. For a couple of years media has reported large government purchases of bullets raising the suspicions of government critics. In 2012 the Christian Post reported, "The Internet has been buzzing with conspiracy theories and rumors as to why the U.S. Social Security Administration made a bid last month for 174,000 hollow-tipped bullets." In 2013 Fox News reported, "The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds...
  • 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...
  • Postal Service, union wrangle over Staples outlets

    01/19/2014 7:28:46 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 19, 2014 | ap
    The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions. The new outlets are staffed by Staples employees, not postal workers, and labor officials say that move replaces good-paying union jobs with low-wage, nonunion workers. "It's a direct assault on our jobs and on public postal services," said Mark Dimondstein, president of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union. The dispute comes as the financially struggling Postal Service continues to form partnerships with private companies, and looks to cut costs and boost revenues....
  • Price of a stamp set to rise AGAIN as postal service struggles to recoup $3 billion loss

    12/26/2013 6:31:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on by the 2008 economic downturn. Many consumers won't feel the price increase immediately. Forever stamps, good for first-class postage whatever the future rate, can be purchased at the lower price until the new rate is effective January 26.
  • UPS, FedEx snags delay Santa's sleigh

    12/25/2013 10:45:09 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 47 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/25/2013 | Scott Mayerowitz
    NEW YORK -- Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx. The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, and Americans' tendency to wait until the last possible second to shop probably didn't help either.
  • "Going Postal", husband of Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap.

    12/10/2013 1:27:53 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | November 1, 2013 | Peter Byrne
    Link to "an edited version of the introductory chapter of a new e-book, Going Postal, by investigative journalist Peter Byrne." snip "The post office is being killed for political reasons, they assert, pointing out that the corporation with the exclusive contract to negotiate sales for the Postal Service's $85 billion real estate portfolio is C.B. Richard Ellis (CBRE). And that the company is chaired by Richard C. Blum, who is the husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein and a member of the University of California Board of Regents. CBRE's connection to a politically powerful family with a history of accessing...
  • Mailman, 26, shot dead while making his rounds(Prince George's County, Maryland)

    12/03/2013 5:59:22 PM PST · by Route797 · 40 replies
    Daily Mail from AP ^ | 11-24-2013 | Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press
    A postal worker has been shot and killed while delivering mail in Prince George's County, Maryland, on Saturday evening. Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Tyson Jerome Barnette of Upper Marlboro. Authorities are still trying to identify suspects and a motive in the case. Officers were called to Reed Street in Cheverly-Landover just after 7.20pm on Saturday and found Barnette suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Sexual Predator Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

    12/03/2013 1:53:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/29/2013 | Matt Barber
    Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows. What would you call a 33-year-old man who both had and axiomatically acted upon a deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug-addicted, runaway boys? (No, not Jerry Sandusky.) What would you call a man of whom,...
  • Amazon Goes Postal

    11/27/2013 11:15:49 AM PST · by Trafalgar123 · 8 replies
    Leeb's Market Forecast ^ | November 27, 2013 | Stella Paul
    The bride was gorgeous; the groom was old and arthritic, and everyone agreed they were an odd match. When Amazon married the United States Postal Service for its new Sunday package delivery service, who got the better deal? Most people probably would pick USPS, the quasi-government agency operating with all the fiscal sanity of Obamacare. Prevented by Congress from implementing cost-cutting measures, USPS has lost a staggering $45 billion since 2007, and already has defaulted three times on its obligations. Its business model is kaput; first-class mail volume decreased by 30 percent over seven years, and the future looks even...
  • Spot the difference: One of these USPS holiday stamps is not like the others [photo]

    11/21/2013 4:40:18 PM PST · by rhema · 117 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/20/13
    Don't forget those three American holidays: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and.....gingerbread house.
  • U.S. Postal Service reports $5-billion yearly loss

    11/15/2013 10:18:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 15, 2013 | Ricardo Lopez
    The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a $5-billion loss in the last fiscal year and again urged Congress to take legislative action that would help the agency shore up its finances. [Snip] It's the seventh-straight yearly net loss for the agency. [Snip] Since 2006, the agency has cut its expenses by $15 billion annually, but first-class mail volume has continued to drop.
  • Amazon just ruined Sunday morning [making a Lib's head explode]

    11/12/2013 3:13:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Salon ^ | November 11, 2013 | Andrew Leonard
    “Every day is now an Amazon delivery day.” So says Dave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service, announcing a deal with the United States Postal Service that will allow the delivery of Amazon purchases on Sunday. Clark is guilty of some exaggeration. To qualify, you must be a member of Amazon’s $79-a-year Amazon Prime program. And when the service begins on Nov. 17, it will only be available in New York and Los Angeles, though there are plans to gradually expand to other cities. But the gist is clear: Amazon’s message to everyone who has lived...
  • Sexual predator honored with U.S. postage stamp

    10/29/2013 9:16:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Matt Barber
    Oct. 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows. What would you call a 33-year-old man who both had and axiomatically acted upon a deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug-addicted, runaway boys? (No, not Jerry Sandusky.) What would you...
  • America honors a sexual predator on a postage stamp

    10/28/2013 1:27:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/27/2013 | MATT BARBER
    <p>Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”</p> <p>Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows.</p>
  • How far we’ve fallen: An official stamp of approval for sexual perversion

    10/17/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 17, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    The U.S. Postal Service is putting its stamp of approval on homosexual activism in announcing plans to issue a stamp honoring Harvey Milk....man known for his promiscuous lifestyle and his relationships with underage boys. Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)“Well, like so much of ‘progressive’ – that's liberal – propaganda, this is rooted in a whitewashing of reality. It's rooted in historical revisionism,” states Barber. Activists sympathetic to the homosexual agenda have elevated Milk to the status of martyr, notes Barber, but explains that's a false notion. “Harvey Milk was known as a pederast,” he says. “That's a man who in his...