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  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Mail worker busted for stealing Christmas giftcards to buy sex toys

    12/22/2016 6:40:37 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies ^ | 12/22/2016 | Priscilla deGrogory
    Postal worker Iesha Conley was allegedly caught rifling through the mail to steal Christmastime gift cards — but not before using one she stole months earlier to buy discount sex toys online, federal authorities charged. Conley, 48, came under investigation when a West Nyack woman reported that she’d sent a $100 American Express gift card to a relative in Floral Park Long Island, but when the letter arrived it had been opened and the gift card was missing. When the woman called American Express, she was told an individual had used it to buy three adult sex toys with it...
  • Mail Truck Destroyed on I-94 (Wisconsin)

    12/14/2016 12:23:07 PM PST · by Sopater · 28 replies ^ | Dec 14, 2016 12:51 AM CST
    The U.S. Postal Service said all of the mail was destroyed in a Tuesday morning truck fire. The Wisconsin DOT said State Patrol was notified of semi fire on I-94 in St. Croix County near Hudson Tuesday morning. When officers arrived, the fire had spread to the trailer. The U.S. Postal Service confirmed the truck was carrying USPS mail and packages. The truck was taking them from the Twin Cities distribution center to Chicago. USPS said the load consisted mainly of Priority Mail packages originating in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It may have also contained some First-Class mail. USPS said...
  • Caught on Camera=> Postal Worker Caught Stealing Trump Signs

    11/07/2016 6:58:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    CAUGHT ON CAMERA— A postal worker was caught stealing a Donald Trump yard sign.So now you know where your yard signs are going. Check the mail carrier’s vehicle. @USPS @PostalService you might want to look into this. — ŞϵŋƫĩŋϵⱢ ƻ.0 (@Sentinel2NO) November 6, 2016
  • USPS Removes Package from Mailbox, Charges Fee to Get it Back

    11/01/2016 11:53:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 26, 2016 | Samantha Chatman and Amanda Lane
    Amazon has yet to respond to our questions about its delivery methods, and what it'll do to prevent this from happening againLinda McSweeney spent weeks hoping to find the perfect gift for her daughter's 13th birthday. "I was pretty excited about it," she said. Like many teenage girls, her daughter has a new-found passion for nail care. When mom found a kit online, she knew it'd be a big hit. "It wasn't available in stores, so I had been looking for a while and the ratings were good," McSweeney said. "So I purchased it from Amazon." Just in time for...
  • Conservatives fall for joke tweet about ripping up Trump ballots

    10/17/2016 5:19:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2016
    Powerful figures in conservative media fell for a joke tweet in which someone claiming to be a postal worker in Ohio said he was ripping up absentee ballots cast for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, The Daily Beast reports.
  • POSTAL WORKER Brags Online About Destroying Trump Ballots

    10/17/2016 9:37:06 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 17th, 2016 9:17am | Jim Hoft
    An Ohio(?) man who describes himself as a postal worker bragged online this weekend about destroying Donald Trump absentee ballots. This was posted by Twitter user Randygbub on Sunday– Of course, Republican users were outraged to see this leftist brag about his criminal activity. Actor Scott Baio tweeted this out on the alleged crime: Scott Baio I hope you get fired! Cheating is the only way she'll win. @realDonaldTrump Hey @JohnKasich is this okay with you? … 12:04 AM - 17 Oct 2016 So will authorities follow up on this?
  • Feds: Postal Worker Stashed Nearly 50,000 Pieces Of Undelivered Mail In Her California Apartment

    08/29/2016 9:51:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 8/26/2016 | Staff
    A U.S. Postal Service employee stashed nearly 50,000 pieces of undelivered mail in her California home, according to a criminal information filed against the worker.Federal investigators charge that Sherry Watanabe hid "approximately 48,288 pieces of United States mail" in her apartment. The mail was intended for delivery to customers along Watanabe’s route in Placentia, an Orange County city.Watanabe, 48, was named in a one-count felony criminal information filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Watanabe has admitted to the mail hoarding.According to the plea agreement, Watanabe was hired as a mail carrier...
  • Postal Reform Bill Doesn't Address USPS Problems

    07/27/2016 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | July 27, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    Despite a packed legislative agenda and shortened calendar, postal reform legislation has advanced in Congress. Both of the Senate bills shepherded by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., have stalled, but the “Postal Service Reform Act of 2016” passed unanimously through the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform barely a month after it was introduced.The legislation, offered by Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and others, includes a variety of measures members hope will shore up the Postal Service’s financial position. Unfortunately, the legislation fails to address either the financial situation or the need for the Postal Service...
  • Photo of Hillary carrying stolen property

    07/10/2016 10:20:43 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 68 replies
    July 10, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Wow. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the photo of Hillary carrying a USPS crate which clearly warns of criminal penalty for public use. I think her actions reflect her poor judgment not merely because she is in possession of property stolen from the USPS, BUT THAT SHE DID NOT CARE ABOUT THE OPTICS OF CARRYING WHAT IS CLEARLY MARKED AS STOLEN PROPERTY!! Due to copyright issues I've not posted the photo here but it can be viewed within the following link:
  • Postal Service Commemorates Two Most Important Muslim Festivals With New Eid Greetings Stamp

    06/22/2016 5:57:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    USPS ^ | June 10, 2016
    The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Eid Greetings Forever Stamp recognizing the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
  • For USPS, How About Efficiency Before Exploration?

    06/20/2016 5:34:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 20, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    U.S. Postal Service executives are looking into what is known as blockchain technology, and, after a cursory examination conducted with the help of a consultant, they have decided to look further.Blockchain’s main function is to serve as a way to transfer value … or pay for things. It would support bitcoin, the new super currency that could come in handy with global wire transfers, a substantial side business for the Postal Service.But it also could be used to block identity theft, verify and sign small contracts and assist with inventory management and other business functions. A recent inspector general’s report...
  • America's Postal Service Is Dying a Slow and Painful Death

    06/14/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 81 replies
    National Interest ^ | June 14, 2016 | James Gattuso
    It’s no secret that the postal business is shrinking. First-class mail volume is melting away like a popsicle in the sun—down 40 percent since 2000. Less well-known is the shrinkage of the U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors. It is supposed to have nine members (not counting the postmaster general and deputy postmaster general). At the moment, it’s down to one. At first blush, this May sound like good news for those who think the Postal Service is a government-run dinosaur that should be dismantled or sold off. What better start than to eliminate the board? But on closer look,...
  • Postal Service Commemorates Two Most Important Muslim Festivals With New Eid Greetings Stamp

    06/13/2016 4:23:02 PM PDT · by Fedora · 30 replies
    U.S. Postal Service ^ | 06/10/2016 | U.S. Postal Service
    Subtitle: On Sale Today Nationwide Special Ceremony to be Held at Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY, Monday, June 13The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Eid Greetings Forever Stamp recognizing the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.In addition, a special Eid Greetings stamp ceremony will be held Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m. EDT at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY.The Postal Service has issued stamps to commemorate these two Islamic holidays since 2001.SNIPBray was joined...
  • Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

    05/01/2016 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies ^ | April 30, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We all have cracked jokes about the United States Postal Service, especially about their workers “going postal.” Most postal workers you’ve encountered are probably lethargic, short-tempered, half-asleep, or just plain rude. Well, that could be due to their work environment. These people are miserable, which is what the USPS painfully discovered when they gave Gallup to conduct this survey at the cost of $1.8 million (via Inside Sources):The topline results were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request after the USPS declined to provide the data to InsideSources when asked in January. Postal workers reported strong job dissatisfaction, and...
  • Man Admits To Blowing Up Mailbox With Pipe Bomb To Impress Girlfriend

    04/26/2016 3:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies ^ | April 25, 2016
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – A man has been charged in connection with a Postal Service mailbox that was destroyed by a pipe bomb in Arvada last week. According to the arrest affidavit, John Henry Bowman, 45, admitted to blowing up a mailbox located in a parking lot on the 9500 block of Ralston Road with a pipe bomb.Arvada police said just before 2:30 a.m. on April 21 several people called about a suspicious noise. Police responded but were unable to determine what the calls were about because they came from several different areas.At 7 a.m. another person called police...
  • Postage prices set to go down, and the USPS isn't happy

    04/08/2016 5:30:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 8, 2016: 11:02 AM ET | Chris Isidore
    The price of mailing a letter will fall for the first time in nearly a century this Sunday. And the U.S. Postal Service, which was ordered to cut the price by its regulator, is not happy about that. USPS said the decline in the cost of a postage stamp, from 49˘ to 47˘, will cost it $2 billion this year, and make it more difficult for it to compete and provide the service its customers demand. […] The Postal Regulatory Commission, the independent government agency which oversees the USPS and its pricing, acknowledges the Postal Service will lose $2 billion...
  • USPS says letter carrier was assaulted in Dorchester (Boston)

    03/04/2016 5:26:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    WFXT (Fox-Boston) ^ | March 3, 2016 | Ted Daniel
    The letter carrier described the suspects as four Hispanic males in their late teens and one Hispanic female in the same age range. The letter carrier said he saw the group stealing a package, and when he confronted them they pushed him to the ground and broke his glasses. Assaulting a postal employee is a federal offense that can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

    02/24/2016 9:18:17 AM PST · by Raycpa · 31 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | 2/24/2016 | By Admin
    <p>A taxpayer has been charged with mailing a threatening communication after he responded to a notice from the Internal Revenue Service about overdue taxes by scribbling a profanity on the letter and mailing it back to the IRS.</p> <p>Enrique Santiago of the Bronx, N.Y., allegedly wrote, “I do not live at this address anymore, so go f–k yourself,” on the IRS notice and told the post office to return it to the sender. The IRS had intended the notice for his nephew, named Enrique A. Santiago, but he had moved out of the elder Santiago’s home a month earlier after a “physical altercation” with his uncle, according to the New York Post. Santiago shares a similar name with his nephew, who owes the IRS $3,032.57 in unpaid taxes.</p>
  • Whatever Reform Brings, USPS Still Has to Fund Benefits

    02/20/2016 6:50:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | February 20, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    It's far too early to say what will or won't make it to the final draft of Sen. Tom Carper's legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service. But it is a safe bet the Postal Service's huge and growing deficit in funding for employee pensions and medical benefits will be addressed. Ask any casual observer of the Postal Service's increasingly dire fiscal situation, and they will say the "prefunding requirements" are a big part of the problem. This may be true, but removing this obligation would not come close to addressing the Postal Service's need for reform and cannot be...