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  • Gyrocopter Lands on Capitol Grounds

    04/15/2015 12:01:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Capitol building, Visitor's Center placed on lockdownU.S. Capitol Police have detained a man who flew over and landed a gyrocopter on Capitol grounds, causing the building and visitor center to be locked down Wednesday afternoon. The pilot landed around 1:30 p.m. was taken into custody after he landed on the West Front grounds. Police have described the aircraft as a gyrocopter, which is similar to a helicopter in appearance, but uses a different type of propulsion and lift. The USCP Hazardous Devices Section (bomb squad) is continuing to investigate the gyrocopter. The following temporary street closures are in effect, affecting...
  • Liberals steal a quote from an old white lady to make Maya Angelou Commemorative stamp

    04/10/2015 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has colluded with the family of the late poet Maya Angelou to steal a quote from a white eighty nine year old children’s book writer named Joan Walsh Anglund to make the new Angelou stamp look good. The whole episode is a perfect example of how liberals are different from other people. According to reports, there was an excited gathering of “luminaries” at the stamp’s unveiling which included Michelle Obama who is the political world’s Kim Kardashian – famous for being famous without any actual accomplishments of her own. That the stolen quote placed...
  • Weebles Wobble Butt They Don’t Fall Down

    04/09/2015 8:02:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-2015 | MOTUS
    Who ARE these strange Weeble people, and why are they here? “Nikki Giovanni, Michelle Obama, Megan J. Brennan, Oprah Winfrey and Ross Rossin stand on stage during the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Dedication at Warner Theatre on April 7, 2015 in Washington, DC.” Of course it has now been revealed that the quote attributed to Maya wasn’t actually hers: “Her stamp features the phrase, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song,” which the USPS attributed to Angelou—though the direct quote may actually be from a different author.” Normally that would be...
  • Maya Angelou Stamp Includes Quote That Isn't Hers

    04/07/2015 5:22:10 PM PDT · by IncPen · 61 replies
    AOL News ^ | Apr 7th 2015 | Staff
    Maya Angelou was known for her inspirational and thought-provoking quotes, so it's only fitting that a stamp commemorating her features one. A new postage stamp that was unveiled in a dedication ceremony Tuesday morning celebrating the late literary icon aimed to do just that. It features her image with the quote, "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Except that quote ... isn't Angelou's.
  • Postal Inspectors Reported to be Collecting License Plate Info, Agents Deny Broad Surveillance

    03/14/2015 11:31:43 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 31 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/14/2015 | Ronnie Schreiber
    The Truth About Cars has followed the use of license plate recognition and storage technology by local law enforcement agencies, a practice that has raised alarms from civil liberties activists because of constitutional concerns over broad surveillance and the ability to reconstruct one’s movements from license plate data. Now it appears that United States Postal Inspection Service, the USPS’ own law enforcement agency has also, at least at one post office in Colorado, been collecting similar data from drivers. Though the device had apparently been operating for at least a few months, within an hour of Chris Halsne, of Denver’s...
  • Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices

    Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared. FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed the hidden camera and recorder is owned and operated by the United State Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service. The recording device appeared to be tripped by any vehicle leaving the property on Johnson Road, but the lens was not positioned to capture images of the front door,...
  • Video: Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at Denver post offices

    03/12/2015 5:55:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    DENVER — Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared.FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed the hidden camera and recorder is owned and operated by the United State Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service.The recording device appeared to be tripped by any vehicle leaving the property on Johnson Road, but the lens was not positioned to capture images of the front door,...
  • Certified Mail Issue.....What to do? (Vanity)

    02/22/2015 11:51:52 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    Long story made short. I mailed my taxes in via USPS Certified Mail last Saturday and when I go to USPS for Tracking it says: "Updated Delivery Day: Thursday, February 19, 2015" with the last status being "Sorting Complete". Obviously that day is past so I am starting to wonder.....were my taxes taken by a postal employee? And it never said "Out For Delivery".....the Sorting Complete message has remained. Checked the weather in Kansas City, MO and it does not look like snow. Anyone ever experience this? I have sent a lot of things Certified Mail and this is the...
  • A chance to advance to US Postal Inspection Service, and where to move?

    02/12/2015 3:48:01 AM PST · by Crazieman · 64 replies
    Selfie | 2/12/2014 | Selfie
    I have a chance to apply internally for a position as US Postal Police Officer. I find the opportunity fascinating and exciting. Right now I have a steady schedule as a postal clerk in Wichita, Kansas, after downgrading from supervisor not long ago. Recently divorced, I have few ties other than immediate family. None of the positions available are anywhere near Wichita, and looking at the vast, truth-telling population of Free Republic, I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to change positions and move to any of the following locations that have opened up. San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA...
  • Postmaster general: Agency looking for new revenue sources

    02/04/2015 12:09:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 1:08 PM EST | Tom Raum
    The nation’s new postmaster general says the Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue. That means building on what Megan J. Brennan calls its “core competency”—the delivery of goods. So what is the agency doing? “We’re testing grocery delivery in San Francisco,” Brennan said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’re also delivering water, cases of water in Manhattan and the boroughs” of New York City. …
  • Former U.S. Postal Worker Who Says He Got ‘Lazy’ Sentenced to Probation, Fine

    01/22/2015 12:24:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Former U.S. postal worker who says he got ‘lazy’ sentenced It’s long been said that mail carriers deliver through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Maybe that’s because if they fail to do the job right, they could end up charged with a federal crime. A now-former U.S. Postal Service worker from ­Eugene learned that the hard way after police recovered nearly 1,000 pieces of undelivered mail from two bins on his front porch in July. The bins contained primarily merchant advertisements (or “junk” mail), but included 27 voter ballots from May’s primary election and more than 200 items...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband is about to make $1B off a government real estate deal

    01/17/2015 6:54:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Hey, we started off the day with a happy story, so in the interest of keeping the tone positive here on the Hot Gas ranch, let’s finish my shift up with another one. I know all of you are fans of capitalism in general, and just love seeing hard work and inspiration pay off for the little guy who makes it big. With that in mind, who wouldn’t feel their heart melt over the story of a spunky gal from the left coast who rises from humble roots and winds up helping her husband tuck away a few dollars...
  • Senator’s husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/17/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Page Six.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | RIchard Johnson
    Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how it’s done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
  • Senator's (Feinstein) husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/16/2015 7:27:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 31 replies
    The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions. Blum’s company, CBRE, was selected in March 2011 as the sole real estate agent on sales expected to fetch $19 billion.
  • The real story behind the release of the CIA ‘torture’ report

    12/10/2014 5:46:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    Senate Democrats and President Obama have moved up to a whole new level of desperate. On Tuesday, Democrats in the Senate, who will lose control of the chamber in just three weeks, released a report focused on interrogation techniques — during the administration of George W. Bush. Yes, Mr. Obama is all about transparency, as long as it’s not about his administration. Despite warnings from top Obama officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, that release of the once-classified report would endanger Americans abroad, the president demanded that the United States explain its actions to — terrorists. In some ways,...
  • 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. …